The NFL Schedule is announced and while we already knew who the New Orleans Saints would be facing this season, we now know the order these games will come.
Plenty of attention will be on the Saints thanks to the arrival of Derek Carr but if they're going to find success, they'll need Dennis Allen to prove he's the right head coach for the job. So far, Allen has a career record of 15-38 as head coach but he led the Saints to a 7-10 mark last season which was better than expected as they navigated their first post-Sean Payton campaign.
Allen should have more confidence now that he has Derek Carr, who actually started his career under Allen in 2014 with the Raiders. They were 0-4 together but their history coupled with what they've each learned since that season should give them much better odds heading into this campaign.
But will the duo be able to do enough to get them back to the playoffs? Here we dive into their schedule and make a game-by-game prediction for the Saints in 2023.
Week 1: Tennessee Titans at New Orleans Saints
Somehow, the Tennessee Titans continue to contend in the AFC despite making one questionable move after another. Last year, for instance, they traded A.J. Brown and replaced him with rookie Corey Davis. Unsurprisingly, their passing attack was awful — but they still got off to a 7-3 start.
It appeared they were going to surprise everyone again but a seven-game losing streak put an end to that. Now heading into 2023, they don't appear much better. If anything, they created another QB controversy by bringing in Will Levis. Whether he's under center or Ryan Tannehill is, this is a team the Saints should be able to handle.
Final Score: Saints 30, Titans 13