3 takeaways from the Saints’ 2021 schedule
Saints 2021 Schedule Takeaway No. 3: Not many “scary” games
Normally, there are a few games that Saints fans see on the schedule and consider that a loss is strongly possible. While the team obviously isn’t going to go 17-0 (still sounds weird), there really aren’t a lot of intimidating games on the 2021 schedule.
The best part for the Saints is that there really isn’t a stretch of games that seems difficult. They open the season against the Packers, which would typically be a lot more daunting, but Aaron Rodgers might not be the quarterback there when the season kicks off. Even if he were the quarterback there, the next three games are against teams who had losing records in 2020.
The toughest stretch would probably be right after the bye week where the Saints face the Seahawks on the road on Monday Night Football and then host the Buccaneers the following week in a late Sunday afternoon kickoff. They host the Falcons the next week and while Atlanta hasn’t been good recently, the Falcons/Saints games are always nail-biters.
The Saints are fortunate to have a pretty cushy schedule and with Drew Brees as the quarterback, this team could easily win double-digit games. With Jameis Winston and Taysom Hill, however, who knows how many wins are out there for the taking? Fortunately for them, they won’t have an incredibly difficult schedule to be eased into as a starter.
This is the schedule the Saints have in 2021 and it’ll be their path to trying to win another NFC South division title and trying to make the playoffs once again.