It’s starting to look more and more like there will not be a 2011 NFL season with each side constantly cancelling meetings between NFL Owners an the NFLPA. Theses guys need to look at the big picture and do whats best for the game and their fans, who wholeheartedly love the NFL. This is a multi-billion dollar a year business and there is enough money to make everyone happy.
Barring a work stoppage as a Saints fan, we should be looking forward to the New Orleans Saints 2011 season, especially because a couple of their opponents on this years schedule will be some pay back games.
The Saints play in one of the toughest divisions in the NFL, the NFC South, where they play their most hated opponent the Atlanta Falcons. But you can never overlook the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, who ended the season at 10-6 and barely missed the playoffs.
The Carolina Panthers are a team that finished the 2010 season in turmoil and should be better this year. With a new coach and a different outlook, this team has some talent on their roster. The NFC South devision had three teams finish the 2010 season with double digits in the win column.
The Saints play these teams twice during the regular season, accounting for 6 games on their schedule, but playing games this year against opponents like the Baltimore Ravens, Indianapolis Colts, Chicago Bears, New York Giants, Minnesota Vikings, Tennessee Titans, Jacksonville Jaguars, Houston Texans, Detroit Lions, St. Louis Rams and Green Bay Packers is very exciting.
In fact there are already talks that the NFL will open up the season with the Saints taking on the Green Bay Packers, a game that would match the last two Super Bowl winning teams in a sure fire aerial battle.