5 Biggest Games On New Orleans Saints' 2016 NFL Schedule

By Geoffrey Knox

It seems like forever since the New Orleans Saints won the Super Bowl, but that’s okay because it’s seems to have left so much of a mark in the hearts of Saints fans that they haven’t lost their patience. Truthfully, they aren’t that far away from contention. The offense is there. They just need to figure out how to stop someone, and if they can win some of their big games along the way, it wouldn’t hurt.

5 Biggest Games On New Orleans Saints\' 2016 NFL Schedule
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5. Sept. 18 at New York Giants

Sept. 18 at New York Giants Credit: Matt Bush-USA TODAY Sports
The last time these two teams met, they combined for what seemed like thousands of yards of offense, and the final score looked like one from a basketball game. We know New Orleans can score. The next step is staying out of track meets.

5. Sept. 18 at New York Giants

The last time these two teams met, they combined for what seemed like thousands of yards of offense, and the final score looked like one from a basketball game. We know New Orleans can score. The next step is staying out of track meets.

4. Sept. 26 vs. Atlanta Falcons

Sept. 26 vs. Atlanta Falcons Credit: Dale Zanine-USA TODAY Sports
You have to win in your division and beat your rivals. If these two teams can play at a high level, this rivalry could be fun. In this contest, we may get an idea of who the second best team in the NFC South truly is. It's also a Monday night game.

4. Sept. 26 vs. Atlanta Falcons

You have to win in your division and beat your rivals. If these two teams can play at a high level, this rivalry could be fun. In this contest, we may get an idea of who the second best team in the NFC South truly is. It's also a Monday night game.

3. Dec. 18 at Arizona Cardinals

Dec. 18 at Arizona Cardinals Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports
Arizona has become one of the benchmarks in the NFC. If the Saints are going to get back to being one of the dominant teams in the conference, they're going to have to win games like this one. This could be important as we approach playoff time.

3. Dec. 18 at Arizona Cardinals

Arizona has become one of the benchmarks in the NFC. If the Saints are going to get back to being one of the dominant teams in the conference, they're going to have to win games like this one. This could be important as we approach playoff time.

2. Oct. 16 vs. Carolina Panthers

Oct. 16 vs. Carolina Panthers Credit: Crystal LoGiudice-USA TODAY Sports
Carolina is now one of the favorites and the class of the NFC. They haven't had divisional opponents put up any consistent opposition. If the Saints want the top spot in the division back, they have to beat Carolina.

2. Oct. 16 vs. Carolina Panthers

Carolina is now one of the favorites and the class of the NFC. They haven't had divisional opponents put up any consistent opposition. If the Saints want the top spot in the division back, they have to beat Carolina.

1. Nov. 17 at Carolina Panthers

Nov. 17 at Carolina Panthers Credit: Bob Donnan-USA TODAY Sports
Did I mention how important it is that the Saints beat Carolina? This will be their second matchup of the 2016 season. It's also a road game for the Saints, could have playoff implications, and will be played on national television.

1. Nov. 17 at Carolina Panthers

Did I mention how important it is that the Saints beat Carolina? This will be their second matchup of the 2016 season. It's also a road game for the Saints, could have playoff implications, and will be played on national television.

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