With the conclusion of the regular season Sunday night, the Saints and each of the other 31 NFL teams know who they will play in 2014.
While dates and kickoff times won’t be finalized until April, as usual, the Saints know who they will face based on a formula that rotates divisions from year to year.
The combined 2013 record of next year’s opponents is 119-135-2 for a winning percentage of .469 with only four games against playoff teams in 2013 (Carolina twice, Green Bay and Cincinnati).
Here is what the Saints schedule (without dates and times) looks like with their 2013 record.
(asterisk indicates playoff team)
HOME: Atlanta (4-12), *Carolina (12-4), Tampa Bay (4-12), *Green Bay (8-7-1), Minnesota (5-10-1), *San Francisco (12-4), Baltimore (8-8), *Cincinnati (11-5).
AWAY: Atlanta (4-12), *Carolina (12-4), Tampa Bay (4-12), Detroit (7-9), Chicago (8-8), Dallas (8-8), Pittsburgh (8-8), Cleveland (4-12).