The New Orleans Saints are no stranger to primetime games and that proved true even in Drew Brees’ first year away from the team. If the black and gold get the respect they deserve once again, these five games need to be featured under the bright lights of primetime.
We already know that one game will technically be featured in primetime, as the Saints will host the Vikings in London at some point during the 2022 season. As a result of us already being aware of that game, the Vikings won’t be included on this list.
What are the other five Saints games that make sense to include in primetime?
5. Pittsburgh Steelers
The Steelers had an aging Ben Roethlisberger a season ago and their defense was a shell of itself but somehow, someway, they made it into the playoffs. They lost in the Wild Card round to the Chiefs but simply making it to the big dance considering how their regular-season went against them is a testament to the Steelers’ organization.
New Orleans and Pittsburgh are in similar situations right now. Both lost their future Hall of Fame quarterbacks to retirement and are now in the early stages of figuring out how to progress through life without them. The Saints are entering year 2 of life without Brees while the Steelers are entering the first year of post-Big Ben life.
These two teams should put on a fun outing when they square off in the Steel City and it’d make a lot of sense as a Monday night game, as it’s an AFC-NFC matchup that doesn’t mean a ton.
Both teams typically boast a strong defense so this might be a low-scoring affair if it is in primetime but that doesn’t mean it wouldn’t be fun to watch.