The New Orleans Saints announced their 2023 schedule presented by SeatGeek, for which the regular season kicks off on Sunday, Sept. 10, when they host the Tennessee Titans and features three prime-time games, including two on Thursday night.
The Saints will open their season at the Caesars Superdome for the first time since the 2020 season, when they host the Titans (noon CT). New Orleans has won their last four season openers.
After starting the season at home, the Saints go on the road for two consecutive weeks, playing at the Carolina Panthers on "Monday Night Football" on Sept. 18 (6:15 p.m.) and at the Green Bay Packers the following Sunday (Sept. 24, noon). New Orleans will then host the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Oct. 1 (noon). Following the Buccaneers contest, New Orleans will spring into action against the first of four consecutive AFC opponents, when it plays at the New England Patriots on Oct. 8 (noon).
New Orleans will play at the Houston Texans the following Sunday (Oct.15, noon) and then will have a quick turnaround to host the Jacksonville Jaguars on "Thursday Night Football" (Oct. 19) as part of Amazon's exclusive streaming package, which will have a 7:15 p.m. CT kickoff. New Orleans will then close out its 2023 AFC South slate at the Indianapolis Colts on Oct. 29 (noon). The Saints will then host the Chicago Bears on Nov. 5 (noon).
New Orleans will play an NFC North opponent for the second consecutive week, when it travels to Minnesota on Nov. 12, followed by a Week 11 bye. The Saints then go back on the road to face the Atlanta Falcons on Nov. 26 (noon). New Orleans will then enjoy a three-game stretch of contests in the Caesars Superdome against the Detroit Lions, Panthers and New York Giants, all currently scheduled with noon kickoffs.
Following the Giants matchup, New Orleans will return to the road on a quick week to play the Los Angeles Rams on Thursday, Dec. 21, the team's third scheduled prime-time contest of the season. Following the mini-bye, the Saints will play at Tampa Bay on New Years Eve (noon). New Orleans will close out the 2023 regular season, when the Saints host Atlanta in Week 18 (Date and time to be announced following conclusion of Week 17 contests).
Four of the Saints' 17 games will be against teams that finished with a winning percentage of .500 or better in 2022, three of which went to the playoffs – Jacksonville, the New York Giants and Minnesota. The Saints will also play the NFC South champion Buccaneers (8-9 record in 2022) twice, for six total 2023 contests against 2022 playoff teams. New Orleans will play each of its NFC South rivals twice, one game each against each of the NFC North and AFC South teams and will play the 2022 third place teams in the NFC East (vs. N.Y. Giants), NFC West (at L.A. Rams) and AFC East (at New England).
New Orleans' nine road games in 2023 will have the team travel 15,318 miles (roundtrip) away from home after it traveled a total of 24,976 miles (roundtrip) in eight road games and one home contest in London in 2022. The longest trip will be the Week 17 trip to play the L.A. Rams (3,340 air miles roundtrip).
Thanks to the away schedule that includes road contests at NFC South foes Carolina, Tampa Bay and Atlanta and at the Colts, Rams and Patriots, the Saints will leave the Central Time Zone six times over the course of the season to play five contests in the Eastern Time Zone and one in the Western Time Zone (L.A. Rams).
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