The New Orleans Saints learned their 2009 preseason opponents today with four games set to be played against AFC opponents. Dates and times for all four matchups are yet to be determined and will be announced at a later date.
After traveling to Cincinnati in August each of the last two years, the Saints will open their '09 preseason slate by hosting the Bengals at the Superdome over the weekend of August 13-17. New Orleans has won each of the previous two preseason clashes between the clubs.
In another reverse of the 2008 preseason, the Saints will travel to Houston to take on the Texans in the second week of action (weekend of August 20-24).
Week three of the preseason (August 27-31) will see the Saints return to Oakland to play the Raiders in California for the first time since the 2005 preseason finale.
The Saints will close the preseason schedule with a home game against the Miami Dolphins for the third season in a row and the fifth time in the past seven years. The contest will mark the 20th preseason meeting between the two teams and will be played during the weekend of September 3-4.
The NFL will announce each club's regular season schedule in the coming weeks.