3 potential trap games on the New Orleans Saints 2023 schedule
By Randy Gurzi
On Thursday night, the NFL unveiled their latest schedule and New Orleans Saints fans learned where they would be in each week of the 2023 campaign. They also discovered that some people in Nashville believe their name is the St. Louis Rams, which was interesting.
As for the Saints schedule, they already knew who the opponents were going to be but now, they know when they will face each of them. With that knowledge, we can now sift through each contest and identify three games they should win, as long as they stay focused and don't allow them to become the dreaded trap games.
3. Saints at Texans, Week 6
The Houston Texans went bold this offseason as they started with the No. 2 pick, which they used on C.J. Stroud. They then added the No. 3 overall pick in a surprise trade, bringing in Will Anderson to build their defense around.
Throw in the fact that they added Robert Woods, Noah Brown, and Tank Dell to the receiving corps — and Dalton Schultz at tight end — and there are enough weapons for the Texan to put points on the board.
Defensively, they'll rely heavily on Anderson but first-year head coach DeMeco Ryans is a defensive mastermind and brought Jimmie Ward with him from San Francisco to beef up the secondary.
Throw in defensive tackle Sheldon Rankins and linebacker Denzel Perryman and this could be a sneaky team that deserves respect. If not, this could easily be a trap game, especially if the Saints try to look past them and focus on the Jaguars who were 9-8 in 2022.