The New Orleans Saints’ chances of making the Super Bowl last season were arguably ruined by one blown pass interference call. The Saints definitely have a chip on their shoulder because of that play going into the 2019 season.
Drew Brees comes into the season with his primary target Michael Thomas ready to go and with a new contract under his belt. Alvin Kamara is one of the top running backs in the league.
There is scrutiny over how Brees, now 40, will be able to perform this season. In 15 games last season, he recorded 32 touchdown passes and 3,992 passing yards. It was the first time he’s recorded under 4,000 passing yards since 2005.
The Saints come into the season with one of the best defenses in the league. Sheldon Raskins, Cameron Jordan and Demario Davis all return as part of the team’s dominant front seven that will be sure to create problems for opposing offenses.
“It could be just sitting in the lunchroom and looking up. … I’m sure this week alone it might be up there 10 times,” Brees said of the missed pass-interference call in last year’s NFC Championship Game that could have played a part in keeping New Orleans out of the Super Bowl and inspired a groundbreaking NFL rule change.
Read below for more about the Saints heading into the 2019 season.
|1||Sept. 9||7:10 pm||ESPN||Houston Texans|
|2||Sept. 15||4:25 pm||FOX||@ Los Angeles Rams|
|3||Sept. 22||4:25 pm||CBS||@ Seattle Seahawks|
|4||Sept. 29||8:20 pm||NBC||Dallas Cowboys|
|5||Oct. 6||1:00 pm||FOX||Tampa Bay Buccaneers|
|6||Oct. 13||1:00 pm||CBS||@ Jacksonville Jaguars|
|7||Oct. 20||4:25 pm||FOX||@ Chicago Bears|
|8||Oct. 27||1:00 pm||CBS||Arizona Cardinals|
|10||Nov. 10||1:00 pm||FOX||Atlanta Falcons|
|11||Nov. 17||1:00 pm||FOX||@ Tampa Bay Buccaneers|
|12||Nov. 24||1:00 pm||FOX||Carolina Panthers|
|13||Nov. 28||8:20 pm||NBC||@ Atlanta Falcons|
|14||Dec. 8||1:00 pm||FOX||San Francisco 49ers|
|15||Dec. 16||8:15 pm||ESPN||Indianapolis Colts|
|16||Dec. 22||1:00 pm||FOX||@ Tennessee Titans|
|17||Dec. 29||1:00 pm||FOX||@ Carolina Panthers|