Heading into this season, here is a preview of the opponents the New Orleans Saints will face in 2020, continuing with the Atlanta Falcons.
The New Orleans Saints have a chip on their shoulder going into 2020 after losing in the Wild Card round of the playoffs to the Minnesota Vikings. This season, they are hoping that the outcome will be a little different.
Here is a look at their Week 11 opponent after looking at their Week 10 opponent, the San Francisco 49ers.
2019 Season in Review
The Falcons did something in 2019 that only two other teams in the NFL did — they beat the New Orleans Saints. They were also the only NFC South team to beat New Orleans. Even so, they still finished with a measly 7-9 record.
The Saints obviously finished with a 13-3 record. It is just completely outstanding that the Falcons team was one of three to beat them.
2020 Offseason Wrap-Up
New Orleans had a stellar offseason with a handful of excellent additions making their team stronger and better all around. The Falcons, similarly, saw more additions than they did departures during this offseason.
They might have lost running back Devonte Freeman when they released him, but they signed Todd Gurley. They lost Austin Hooper in free agency, but they signed Hayden Hurst. They also added Dante Fowler in free agency. They drafted A.J. Terrell and Marlon Davidson.
2020 Matchup Preview
This is the first of two meetings that the Falcons will play New Orleans. This first time, it will be in New Orleans. They will be playing again in two weeks in Atlanta. Even with the additions, I don’t see this being much of a game.
The New Orleans should take both of these games — especially after the Falcons embarrassed the team last year. I expect this to be another double-digit home win in New Orleans and the Saints continue to an undefeated record.