The New Orleans Saints have unfinished business to resolve in the 2020 season, but fans get a sneak peek into the 2021 schedule for the Saints.
Hot off a Christmas day victory against the Minnesota Vikings in which the Saints locked up their 4th straight NFC South division crown, the New Orleans Saints set their sights on playoff seeding and a Super Bowl run.
The fans get a sneak peek of what the 2021 season looks like opponent wise and there are already some intriguing matchups.
While the schedule is still up in the air, the opponents are set in stone.
As usual, the Saints will have their two-game matchup against every division opponent, but next season they will match up against the NFC East (or least, whichever you prefer) and the AFC East. They will also play the Green Bay Packers and Seattle Seahawks as well.
The home schedule looks like this. Aside from the regular division opponents, the Saints will host the Dallas Cowboys, New York Giants, Buffalo Bills, Miami Dolphins, and the aforementioned Green Bay Packers.
Saints fans are probably already salivating at the chance to avenge Week 3’s loss to the Green Bay Packers in the dome this year. That game is what separates the teams in the race for the number 1 overall seed in the NFC playoffs currently.
New Orleans will pack their bags and do some traveling as well. Besides the usual divisional trips, the Saints will travel and play the New England Patriots, Seattle Seahawks, New York Jets, Philadelphia Eagles, and the Washington Football Team.
Weather may play a big factor in a bunch of these games, so it will be interesting to see how the scheduled dates for these look like.
Also of note is that the NFL has approved adding a 17th game to the schedule, though details of that have not been formulated and as of now no opponent has been chosen. It will be interesting to see how this works and which teams will be allocated that extra home game and how that works moving forward.
New Orleans has their eye on finishing this season the right way. Finishing the season strong and making a Super Bowl run deep into January. The Saints will then set their sights on next season and hopefully at a chance to defend their championship.