The 2017 schedule was released yesterday on the NFL Network. The schedule is the toughest six game stretch that have been put together ever.
Those are just a few of the tweets that have come out since the announcement of the new schedule upcoming. The schedule is hard enough as is. Add the early bye week after week four, and basically there’s no room for error early.
In case you missed it, here is the full schedule:
The opening game is one of the bright spots. The Saints get to play on Monday Night Football to open against the Vikings. That is juicy enough to get Who Dat Nation lathered up for opening day most definitely. However, there is no room for celebration or moping as the Patriots come to town the next week.
The next three of four games are on the road at Carolina, Miami (in the U.K.), and Green Bay. The Saints only have the Detroit Lions in between that “schedule of death” stretch. Seriously though, the Saints got the shaft on this release. After the Saints play the Patriots on September 18th in the Mercedes-Benz Superdome, they literally play only one home game till almost November. From September 24th to October 22nd the Black and Gold get the Lions at home and that’s it!
Who Dat Nation will have to wait till October 29th against the Chicago Bears to see the Saints again. If that’s not NFL hate, I don’t know what is.
The only thing the Saints can do is just win games on the road to start off, because the NFL is not gonna give us any favors. The only tweet that got me off the sofa was this one. Enjoy! WHO DAT