4. Cincinnati Bengals
Sticking with an AFC North team, the Saints vs. the Bengals under the bright lights of primetime feels like a must. Not only are the Bengals the reigning AFC champions but two of their most popular players are also very popular in the state of Louisiana.
Joe Burrow and Ja’Marr Chase were two key contributors to LSU winning the National Championship in the 2019 season and now they’ll be making their return to Louisiana. New Orleans and Baton Rouge are roughly an hour and 15 minutes apart, so it’s close to where those boys dominated in college football.
With the Bengals making it to the Super Bowl last season, they’ll get more respect when it comes to primetime games, and pitting them against the Saints on Monday Night Football would be a lot of fun. This is probably a game that Saints fans, while excited to see Burrow and Chase up close again, are dreading simply because a lot of Bengals fans are going to make the trip.
Still, how can this game not be included in primetime?