Following the release of the 2020 regular season schedule, NFL FanSided predicts a wildly optimistic 7-0 start for the New Orleans Saints. Have they ever watched a Saints game before?
While the NFL’s 101st season trajectory remains up in the air, that didn’t stop the release of the 2020 schedule to assuage restless fans. It came as no surprise that the NFL immediately capitalized on the sudden NFC South battle of the GOATs with a Saints and Bucs opener.
Well, at least to everyone not named Skip Bayless:
Fans can find the full schedule here, but the biggest immediate takeaway is the brutal stretch at the end of the season from Week 12 out; New Orleans will travel for three straight road games in Denver, Atlanta and Philadelphia.
When they return to the dome, they’ll have the treat of hosting reigning champions Kansas City Chiefs, followed by a Vikings matchup that will ruin everyone’s Christmas, and will finish out at Carolina (per usual).
With that uphill battle in mind, the preceding games will be crucial for the Saints to remain competitive in contention for the NFC South title. Thankfully, the early season has decidedly easier matchups that the Saints must capitalize on.
As Saints fans, we should know by now that the word easy truly means nothing in the Big Easy when it comes to football. However, the opinions over at NFL FanSided are decidedly optimistic – so much so, they predict a 7-0 start for the New Orleans Saints.
Let’s not get carried away after winning our first season opener in three years last season. Here, we’ll break down these predictions, and whether they’re omniscient or simply on the brink of lockdown insanity.