Things are going to look much different for the New Orleans Saints in the 2021 season but, as we look at their schedule, which games should fans have their eyes on?
After a year with so much uncertainty, things are finally looking somewhat normal. And with that normalcy comes the release of the NFL team’s schedules. While some teams get dealt a bad hand, things for the New Orleans Saints aren’t looking too bad. Rather, the Saints schedule is looking pretty solid overall and that’s good with so many changes happening for the team.
Right now, it’s unclear who will even be leading the New Orleans Saints, specifically at quarterback. The competition between Taysom Hill and Jameis Winston is no doubt going to get tougher as the summer edges ever closer. In addition, the team seems to be lacking direction but, hopefully, that will be fixed before the first kickoff of 2021.
This will be a big year in New Orleans as fans will find out how much success was tied to Drew Brees. Either way, the team’s 2021 schedule is pretty forgiving and should give the team at least a handful of wins for the season. The slate, no matter what, will keep the team and fans on their toes.
In particular, there are three games that deserve to be given your undivided attention as Saints fans. While more than three games are going to be “can’t-miss,” these three should be a top priority.
3. New Orleans Saints vs. Green Bay Packers (Week 1)
Picking the first game to make the cut was tough. The Saints have a few good opponents this season and it’s not easy to narrow down just three. However, the Saints Week 1 meeting with the Green Bay Packers should be interesting.
Not only will New Orleans have a new leader at its helm but the Packers could be looking at the same thing and it would no doubt set the precedent for the teams going into the following weeks.
For the Saints, it’ll be a chance to prove that they’re as strong if not,stronger than they were with Drew Brees. In addition, it’ll be our chance to see if the defensive unit is truly improved or if they’re all smoke and mirrors.
Going up against the Packers offense isn’t easy, especially if Aaron Rodgers is still on the roster. Either way, the Saints defense is going to hopefully prove the doubters wrong.
Additionally, Week 1 gives us an idea of how the team is going to look moving forward. While it won’t give us all the answers, the mounting questions should be answered. The Packers don’t shy away from a challenge and neither do the Saints so the game should be neck-and-neck.
Ultimately, we should have a good idea of who the New Orleans Saints are going to be as a unit during Week 1 so it’s going to be a game that fans won’t want to miss out on.