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New Orleans Saints Football
2017 Season

It’s football season once again and, for the New Orleans Saints it’s a very special one: their 50th as a National Football League team!

Now, half a century later, as “The Boys in Black and Gold” once again prepare to take the field against their division rivals and other teams throughout the NFL, the big question is - can the Saints duplicate the success they enjoyed during the 2009 season when they went on to a Super Bowl victory?

Saints Return to Newly Renovated Superdome
Saints Return to Newly Renovated Superdome
Saints Return to Newly Renovated Superdome
Saints Return to Newly Renovated Superdome
Saints Return to Newly Renovated Superdome
Saints Return to Newly Renovated Superdome

The answer is a very optimistic “Maybe.” With the continued success of star quarterback Drew Brees, plus the off-season acquisition of Adrian Peterson, one of the top running backs of the past ten NFL seasons, plus some promising draft choices added to the roster, another Super Bowl is a good possibility!

Team officials will get their chances to look over and evaluate the new prospects, as well as the returning veterans, during the four-game pre-season that kicks off in August. Then, in the regular season’s first home game at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome on September 17, the Saints’ starting lineup will get its first big test when it squares off across the line of scrimmage opposite the powerhouse defending NFL Champion New England Patriots.

From there, the team will face only five teams that made the playoffs in 2016, including the Atlanta Falcons, who were also in the last Super Bowl. How the Saints do against their longtime rival when the two teams meet twice in December could very well determine what their prospects are for making this year’s playoffs.

As with all the other NFL teams, the Saints play eight games at home and eight on the road. If they make the playoffs at the end of the season, a number of factors will determine where their game(s) will be played.


Like most Saints home games, sellouts are very likely for each game, but last minute tickets are nearly always available, either at the box office or from the NFL Ticketmaster Ticket Exchange. Visit the Superdome’s website for the schedule and advance ticket purchase or use Ticketmaster for last minute tickets.

Where to Watch

For those unable to purchase tickets or who prefer to watch the game on television, many sports bars in the French Quarter/downtown area or elsewhere in the city will be tuned in to the action.

Click here for a listing of local sports bars go and cheer on the Saints.

Many hotel lobbies, some of which have cocktail bars, may also have their TV sets turned on to the games. You can inquire in advance to whichever hotel you may be staying at.

2017 Saints Schedule

Dates in bold indicate home games.

Pre-Season Date Opponent Time
Week 1 Aug. 10 at Cleveland Browns 7:00 pm
Week 2 Aug. 20 at San Diego Chargers 7:00 pm
Week 3 Aug. 26 Houston Texans 7:00 pm
Week 4 Aug. 31 Baltimore Ravens 7:00 pm
Regular Season Date Opponent Time
Week 1 Sept. 11 at Minnesota Vikings 6:10 pm
Week 2 Sept. 17 New England Patriots Noon
Week 3 Sept. 24 at Carolina Panthers Noon
Week 4 Oct. 1 at Miami Dolphins 8:30 pm
Week 5 BYE WEEK    
Week 6 Oct. 15 Detroit Lions Noon
Week 7 Oct. 22 at Green Bay Packers Noon
Week 8 Oct. 29 Chicago Bears Noon
Week 9 Nov. 5 Tampa Bay Buccaneers Noon
Week 10 Nov. 12 at Buffalo Bills Noon
Week 11 Nov. 19 Washington Redskins Noon
Week 12 Nov. 26 at Los Angeles Rams 3:05 pm
Week 13 Dec. 3 Carolina Panthers Noon
Week 14 Dec. 7 at Atlanta Falcons 7:25 pm
Week 15 Dec. 17 New York Jets Noon
Week 16 Dec. 24 Atlanta Falcons Noon
Week 17 Dec. 31 at Tampa Bay Buccaneers Noon
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