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The New Orleans Saints announced today their 2022 schedule presented by SeatGeek, for which the regular season kicks off on Sunday, Sept. 11, at the Atlanta Falcons and features three prime-time games and an eight-game Caesars Superdome home slate that features both Super Bowl LVI participants.
The Saints will open their season at Mercedes-Benz Stadium, when they play the Falcons (noon CT). It will be the ninth time that the Saints have opened their season against Atlanta.
After starting the regular season on the road, the Saints will open their Caesars Superdome slate, hosting the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Sept. 18 (noon) and then will close out the first three games of their NFC South Slate at the Carolina Panthers on Sept. 25 (noon), the first time the Saints have began with three straight division contests since 1995, when they resided in the NFC West. New Orleans will then travel to London to play the Minnesota Vikings at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium on Oct. 2 (8:30 a.m.) in a contest that will be nationally televised on the NFL Network. Upon returning from overseas, New Orleans will immediately spring into action the following Sunday when they host the Seattle Seahawks at the Caesars Superdome on Oct. 9 (noon).
New Orleans will then host the Cincinnati Bengals the following Sunday (Oct. 16; noon) for the first matchup of their 2022 NFC North slate and then will have a quick turnaround to travel to Arizona to play the Cardinals on "Thursday Night Football" (Oct. 20) as part of Amazon's new exclusive streaming package, which will have a 7:15 p.m. CT kickoff. New Orleans will then host the Las Vegas Raiders on Oct. 30 (noon), their 14th opponent as part of the 17-game season that was introduced in 2021. The Saints will then play a home "Monday Night Football" contest for the fourth consecutive season as they host the Baltimore Ravens on Nov. 7 (7:15 p.m.).
New Orleans will then begin one of their most challenging stretches of the season where they face four consecutive 2021 playoff teams, three on the road, starting with when they travel to Pittsburgh to play the Steelers on Nov. 13 (noon), before they return to New Orleans to host the Super Bowl LVI champion Los Angeles Rams on Nov. 20 (noon). The four-game stretch will conclude with road tilts at San Francisco on Nov. 27 (3:25 p.m.) and at Tampa Bay on "Monday Night Football (Dec. 5-7:15 p.m.)."
Following the Buccaneers matchup, New Orleans will have a Week 14 bye, the latest the Saints have had a week off since the National Football League's institution of the bye system in 1990. Following the bye, the Saints will host the Atlanta Falcons in a Week 15 contest (Date and time TBD), play at Cleveland on Christmas Eve (noon) and at the Philadelphia Eagles on New Years Day (noon). New Orleans will close out the 2022 regular season, when they host Carolina in Week 18 (Date and time to be announced following conclusion of Week 17 contests).
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Nine of the Saints' 17 games will be against teams that finished with a winning percentage of .500 or better in 2021, all teams that went to the playoffs - Cincinnati, Las Vegas, Arizona, Pittsburgh, Tampa Bay (twice), San Francisco, Philadelphia and the Rams. New Orleans will play each of its NFC South rivals twice, one game each against each of the NFC West and AFC North teams and will play the 2021 second place teams in the NFC North (vs. Minnesota), NFC East (at Philadelphia) and AFC West (vs. Las Vegas).
New Orleans' eight road games and the Oct. 2 Vikings tilt in London in 2022 will have the team travel 24,976 miles (roundtrip) away from home after it traveled a total of 18,444 miles (roundtrip) in nine road games and one home contest relocated to Jacksonville, Fla., due to Hurricane Ida in 2021. The longest trip will be the Week Four trek to London to play the Vikings (9,254 air miles roundtrip).
Thanks to the Vikings contest in London and away schedule that includes road contests at NFC South foes Carolina, Tampa Bay and Atlanta and at the Browns, 49ers, Cardinals, Eagles and Steelers, the Saints will leave the Central Time Zone nine times to play six contests in the Eastern Time Zone, one in the mountain time zone (Arizona), one in the Western Time Zone (Seattle) and one in Greenwich Mean Time (vs. Vikings in London).
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