The 2011 season for the New Orleans Saints is going to start with a bang, the Saints will have to travel to Green Bay to face off against last year’s Super Bowl winner.
The NFL scheduling gurus have done a great job placing the Saints in a position, on Thursday September 8th , by allowing them a chance to make a strong case to show every one that they are for real.
The Saints learned a hard lesson last year, when losing to the Seattle Seahawks in the first round of the playoffs, by not having adequate back up players in certain positions.
This game against the Green Bay Packer to start the season is going to test the Saints medal, and winning it will put the them in a position to once again be looked at as a serious threat.
There will be 7 more games on the road during the regular season against teams like the St Louis Rams, Jacksonville Jaguars, Tennessee Titans and the Minnesota Vikings.
Not to mention division foes, the Atlanta Falcons, which only lost two home games last year, one of them against the Saints, along with the Carolina Panthers and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
The NFC South is the toughest division in the National Football League, it was the only division to have three teams with at least ten wins in 2010.
The New Orleans Saints have the 14th toughest schedule for the 2011 season with this years opponents having a 2010 cumulative winning record of 130-124-0.
Not to mention their home schedule is no walk in the park either, having to face many teams that were in the playoffs last year, those teams will include a Sunday night match up with the Saints 2009 Super Bowl opponent Indianapolis Colts.
Other match ups include games against the Chicago Bears, New York Giants, plus the up and coming Detroit Lions and the Houston Texans, who always plays tough.
New Orleans will host their most hated rival, the Atlanta Falcons, in another Monday night thriller in the Super Dome on December 26th.
The Lombardi Trophy is going to be back in New Orleans after all of the dust settles, this schedule only proves that the NFL scheduling guru know how to make exciting match-ups with big time consequences.
WHO DAT LOVES THEM SAINT!! WE DO GEAUX SAINTS!