The 2018 New Orleans Saints schedule will be officially revealed tonight during an unnecessary two-hour broadcast on NFL Network, but until then we’ll keep track of leaked dates and information here on CSC. Stay tuned for updates throughout the day.
- Week 1: Sunday, September 9 at 12:00 PM CT: Saints versus Tampa Bay Buccaneers, per Nick Underhill of the Advocate.
- Week 2: TBD
- Week 3: TBD
- Week 4: Sunday, September 30 at 3:25 PM CT: Saints at New York Giants, per Art Stapleton of NorthJersey.com.
- Week 5: Monday, October 8 at 7:15 PM CT: Saints versus Washington Redskins, per John Hendrix of Canal Street Chronicles.
- Week 6: TBD
- Week 7: TBD
- Week 8: Sunday, October 28 at 7:20 PM CT: Saints at Minnesota Vikings, per John Hendrix of Canal Street Chronicles.
- Week 9: TBD
- Week 10: TBD
- Week 11: Sunday, November 18 with kickoff time TBD: Saints versus Philadelphia Eagles, per John Hendrix of Canal Street Chronicles.
- Week 12: Thursday, November 22 at 7:20 PM CT: Saints versus Atlanta Falcons, per Jeff Duncan of the Times-Picayune.
- Week 13: Thursday, November 29 at 7:20 PM CT: Saints at Dallas Cowboys, per Jeff Duncan of the Times-Picayune.
- Week 14: Sunday, December 9 at 12:00 PM CT: Saints at Tampa Bay Buccaneers, per Trevor Sikkema of Pewter Report.
- Week 15: Monday, December 17 at 7:15 PM CT: Saints at Carolina Panthers, per John Hendrix of Canal Street Chronicles.
- Week 16: TBD
- Week 17: Sunday, December 30 with kickoff time TBD: Saints versus Carolina Panthers, per John Hendrix of Canal Street Chronicles.
Just as a reminder, here are the Saints’ 2018 preseason exhibition opponents, though all exact dates and kickoff times are not yet known:
- Week 1 (August 9-13): Saints at Jacksonville Jaguars
- Week 2 (August 16-20): Saints versus Arizona Cardinals
- Week 3: Saturday, August 25 at 7:00 PM CT: Saints at Los Angeles Chargers
- Week 4 (August 30-31): Saints versus Los Angeles Rams
We’ll update this post as more information becomes available.
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Based off reports so far, the Saints will play five nationally-televised prime time games in 2018, including two Monday Night Football appearances and the Thanksgiving headliner. That’s more prime time games than the Saints appeared in between the last two seasons combined (two games each). However, just two of those games will be held in New Orleans.
The bad news is the Saints are looking to play three games in eleven days - hosting the Eagles and Falcons back-to-back on November 18 and 22, then traveling to Dallas on November 29. The good news is the Saints will likely get a bye week close to the middle of the season, qualifying for weeks six, seven, nine, and ten. Hope for the latter.