Saints: 5 most difficult matchups on 2021 schedule
The Saints don’t have an intimidating schedule in 2021 but there are some opponents that could give this team troubles during the season. Still, for a team with a first-place schedule, this is an ideal situation for New Orleans. They have a favorable schedule and should still make some noise in the league despite their quarterback of the past 15 years retiring.
Even with the more lax schedule, there are plenty of tough opponents who will face the Saints in their first year without Drew Brees at the helm. Let’s take a look at the five most difficult matchups for New Orleans this season.
Saints’ Most Difficult Matchups on 2021 Schedule: No. 5 – Seattle Seahawks
The Seahawks have been a nice model of consistency since Russell Wilson became their starting quarterback. Since then, they’ve missed the playoffs just once and are always a competitive team. The Saints and Seahawks are 8-8 in their all-time series with the Saints winning the last two games (each by a touchdown or less).
This game is taking place in Seattle at CenturyLink Field, which is one of the loudest outdoor stadiums in sports. If fans are allowed back into the stands this year, the Saints are going to have to deal with trying to navigate through the crowd noise and that’s going to make things a lot more difficult for them during the game.
While the Seahawks aren’t on the same level as they were when they had the Legion of Boom, Wilson is one of the best quarterbacks in the league and that’s why they deserve to be on the list of most difficult matchups for the Saints in 2021.