As the 2019 schedule begins to “release”, we’re keeping you up-to-date right here. Keep an eye out as information drops for the schedule and initial reactions to each game. All times are Central!
Week 1: vs. Houston Texans on Monday Night Football (September 9th, 6:10 PM)
This is a fun way to start off the season. No boring Bucs games or anything like that. Watson, D-Hop, Watt vs. Brees, Thomas, and Kamara. Good stuff. This starts a big test at the top of the season with four big games off the bat.
Week 2: at Los Angeles Rams (September 15th, 3:25 PM)
Rematch of the NFCCG coming a little earlier than Cam Jordan would have liked.
Week 3: at Seattle Seahawks (September 22nd, 3:25 PM)
Ah the old NFC battle of the bests. Should be a fun early game in this year’s schedule.
Week 4: vs. Dallas Cowboys on Sunday Night Football (September 29th, 7:15 PM)
Second Primetime Game. This rematch is long-awaited as well since the week 13 clash between these two teams in Dallas which resulted in the Cowboys ending the Saints win streak. Second primetime game in four weeks and ends a challenging stretch to open the season.
Week 5: vs. Tampa Bay Buccaneers (October 6th, 12:00 PM)
Saints will look to revenge the opening home loss against Tampa last year with their first divisional game of the season here. It’s also their first break in the year as the first four games are a tough stretch right out the gate.
Week 6: at Jacksonville Jaguars (October 13th, 12:00 PM)
This would have been a fun match up in 2016. Will be interesting to see how the Jags operate with Nick Foles now under center and if Marshon Lattimore or Chris Banjo can pick him off twice again. These two teams will always be remembered for the River City Relay.
Week 7: at Chicago Bears (October 20th, 3:25 PM)
The Bears game comes as a long-awaited match up between the two NFC 2018 powerhouses. Early enough in the winter that the conditions won’t be ridiculous.
Week 8: vs. Arizona Cardinals (October 27th, 12:00 PM)
Saints will welcome one of the “mistakes” Sean Payton may have been referring to at home
Week 9: BYE
FINALLY! A late bye week for the Saints before they enter the final half of the season. Very nice.
Week 10: vs. Atlanta Falcons (November 10th, 12:00 PM)
Begins four straight NFC South bouts for the Saints coming off the bye week. That’s huge. This season is very back-heavy with the divisional rivals.
Week 11: at Tampa Bay Buccaneers (November 17th, 12:00 PM)
Back to Tampa Bay for the second matchup with the Bucs. This will be a nice break within this four-game NFCS streak.
Week 12: vs. Carolina Panthers (November 24th, 12:00 PM)
A there and back in the NFC South for New Orleans here as they take on Atlanta at home, head to Tampa Bay, and then back home for their first matchup against the Panthers this season.
Week 13: at Atlanta Falcons on Thanksgiving (November 28th, 7:20 PM)
Short week and a primetime matchup for Thanksgiving this year is a rematch of last year’s rivalry Thanksgiving game in New Orleans. Saints will look to feast on some Thanksgiving bird again, this time in Atlanta.
Week 14: vs. San Francisco (December 8th, 12:00 PM)
Jimmy G gets a start in the dome for the first time in his career. Payton really liked Garrapolo coming out of the draft.
Week 15: vs. Indianapolis Colts on Monday Night Football (December 16th, 7:15 PM)
Super Bowl XLIV rematch. Fantastic matchup here with an AFC South powerhouse. Andrew Luck vs. Drew Brees should be a fun matchup to watch in the Dome.
Week 16: at Tennessee Titans (December 22nd, 12:00 PM)
A second straight AFCS opponent near the end of the season here. Interesting matchups with the Saints defense containing Marcus Mariota and Derrick Henry. Will also be fun to see ol’ buddy ol’ pal Kenny Vaccaro as well.
Week 17: at Carolina Panthers (December 29th, 12:00 PM)
Carolina closes out the Saints season again just like last year, this time in Carolina. Will likely be much the same feel as last year’s game if the Saints have already clinched a playoff berth or the #1 seed again.