The New Orleans Saints continue to be must-see TV for the NFL as they will be on primetime 5 times this upcoming 2020-2021 football season.
Hopefully, Who Dat nation can be prepared for later kickoff times this upcoming season. The New Orleans Saints not only play 5 prime time games, but 7 out of their 16 games are tentatively set for kickoff after 3 p.m.
The first of which is a must-see showdown matchup against Tom Brady and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on opening day. This early-season showdown not only gives the winner a heads up in the division but could be a crucial game in deciding overall NFC supremacy.
The next slew of games start off the Saints primetime run.
The first will be at the Las Vegas Raiders as they christen their new stadium on Monday Night Football in Week 2.
Storylines for this game not only include the Raiders first game in Las Vegas but also the head coaching matchup between old friends and Super Bowl winning coaches Jon Gruden and Sean Payton.
The very next week the Saints find themselves on primetime again as they host Aaron Rodgers and the Green Bay Packers on Sunday Night Football.
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This game too will be pivotal in playoff positioning as both teams expect to be Super Bowl contenders this upcoming season. Plus a star quarterback duel in Brees vs. Rodgers just spices the matchup even more.
Marking the 3rd primetime game in 5 weeks, the Saints will host the Los Angeles Chargers in the Superdome. On the surface, it may seem like a strange matchup for primetime, but it very well may be the last game Brees plays against the team that drafted him so there may be some intrigue here.
The Saints’ second matchup against the Buccaneers marks the 4th primetime game as the Saints will travel to Tampa Bay for this November Sunday Night Football matchup.
Depending on the results of the opening day game, this game may be a must-win game for either squad as getting swept in the series head to head would be a huge blow to capturing the division crown.
The Saints end their primetime slate on Christmas Day as they host the now hated Minnesota Vikings on Christmas Day.
After back to back devastating playoff losses to the Vikings last season and in 2017, there is definitely no love lost between these teams. Getting a win here late in the year would surely boost morale within the fan base.
The New Orleans Saints have been a premier team in this league the last few seasons. The NFL schedule validates this and they will be showing the Saints throughout the year in the spotlight.
Here’s to hoping the Saints primetime placement on the schedule will produce primetime results on the field.