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Saints 2009 Opponents Set and 2009 Tentative Draft Order

Based on the NFL's scheduling formula that was put into place before the 2002 season, the New Orleans Saints are now assured of their 16 opponents for the 2009 season.

In addition to the six games (three home and three away) against NFC South foes, the Saints are set to play the entire NFC East and AFC East divisions as part of the league's scheduling rotation. Also based this season's standings, the Saints will host Detroit and travel to play St. Louis.

The NFL will announce the 2009 regular season schedule with full dates and kickoff times in April.

2009 Away Opponents
Atlanta Falcons
Carolina Panthers
Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Philadelphia Eagles
Washington Redskins
Buffalo Bills
Miami Dolphins
St. Louis Rams

2009 Tentative Draft Order

Priority of playoff clubs within a tied segment is based on their advancement in the playoffs, but they do not drop out of their tied segment unless they participate in the Super Bowl. The Super Bowl champion will select 32nd and the runner-up 31st.

Clubs involved in two-club ties will alternate positions from round-to-round. In ties that involve three or more clubs, the club at the top of a tied segment in a given round will move to the bottom of the segment for the next round, while all other clubs in the segment move up one position. This rotation continues throughout the Draft.

2008 Draft Order

1. Detroit Lions

2. St. Louis Rams

11. Buffalo Bills

13. Washington Redskins

#14. New Orleans Saints

17. New York Jets

19. Tampa Bay Buccaneers

20. Dallas Cowboys

22. Philadelphia Eagles *

24. New England Patriots

25. Atlanta Falcons *

#26. Miami Dolphins *

28. Carolina Panthers *

30. New York Giants *

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