It’s a month late – they took away our pre-draft treat – but finally, the NFL has released the football schedule for the 2020 season. And our New Orleans Saints’ schedule is tough, but not as bad as last season.
We knew from the go that the Saints schedule would be tough. Our schedule included five playoff teams from the 2019 season. But I think, generally speaking, the Saints schedule is not as bad as it could have been, save for one stretch.
Of course, the schedule was released with a caveat. With the specter of Covid-19 hanging over the nation, the schedule is simply great hope.
We hope the season begins on time and we hope that we will be able to go to the games as fans and cheer our team on. The NFL knew with the world stopped for a spell that it would be good to at least give sports fans something to try and look forward to.
So the schedule is out and right off the bat, the NFL decided to excite the “senior citizen” crowd with a featured matchup between the long-time quarterbacks.
Drew Brees and new Tampa Bay quarterback Tom Brady will face off for the season opener in the Mercedes-Benz Superdome. With a 3:25 start, they have ensured that this will be a featured national game.
To be honest, this is a great time for this game. That said, let’s look at a few other aspects of the team’s recently-released schedule.