New Orleans Saints 2016 home and away games revealed

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Jan 11, 2014; Seattle, WA, USA; New Orleans Saints running back Mark Ingram (22) runs the football against Seattle Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman (25) during the second half of the 2013 NFC divisional playoff football game at CenturyLink Field. Mandatory Credit: Joe Nicholson-USA TODAY Sports
Jan 11, 2014; Seattle, WA, USA; New Orleans Saints running back Mark Ingram (22) runs the football against Seattle Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman (25) during the second half of the 2013 NFC divisional playoff football game at CenturyLink Field. Mandatory Credit: Joe Nicholson-USA TODAY Sports /
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The New Orleans Saints’ 2015 campaign may have come to an early end, but as fast as time flies these days, the 2016 season will be here in the blink of an eye.  Their opponents for the near future have been determined.

Not only do we know who the New Orleans Saints will be playing in 2016, but we also know where.  The actual dates and times are still to be determined, which won’t happen until April.

The schedule certainly won’t be a cake walk, as the combined record for their competitors next season totals to 111-97 (we only counted their NFC South rivals once).  In addition to their routine NFC South meetings, the Black and Gold will be matched up with two very strong divisions — the AFC West and NFC West.  As usual, a couple of random games have been thrown into the mix.

New Orleans Saints 2016 Opponents

"Home games/2015 records:Atlanta Falcons (8-8)Carolina Panthers (15-1)Tampa Bay Buccaneers (6-10)Denver Broncos (12-4)Detroit Lions (7-9)Oakland Raiders (7-9)Seattle Seahawks (10-6)St. Louis Rams (7-9)Away games/2015 records:Atlanta Falcons (8-8)Carolina Panthers (15-1)Tampa Bay Buccaneers (6-10)Arizona Cardinals (13-3)Kansas City Chiefs (11-5)New York Giants (6-10)San Diego Chargers (4-12)San Francisco 49ers (5-11)"

The New Orleans Saints have a ton of work to do and changes to make this offseason, if they wish to put up a good fight next year.  While quarterback Drew Brees continues to say this team is in a good place in the locker room and is ‘ready to make a big jump’, the Saints have done very little in 2015, specifically on defense, to prove otherwise.  But as long as Brees, who is showing no signs of slowing down, is captaining that offense, anything is possible.

The 2015 NFL season is over, Who Dat Nation, but the New Orleans Saints will get a chance to start fresh in 2016.  For now, sit back, relax, enjoy the playoffs from the comfort of your own home, and root against the Panthers.

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