New Orleans Saints football is back! The Black and Gold will kick off its season on Sunday, Sep 09th at Mercedes-Benz Superdome. Like most New Orleans games, fans looking for the Saints vs Buccaneers live stream feed will find it on Fox Sports at 1:00 PM (ET). You will find other New Orleans Saints live streamed games on NBC, CBS, and ESPN during the season. NFL Sunday Ticket and NFL Game Pass allow fans to watch all 16 games. Internet television fans in the United States will need to use a VPN for NFL Game Pass’ international NFL live stream service or combine two domestic services, like Sling TV and CBS’ All Access, to enjoy the complete season of New Orleans Saints live stream football games.
New Orleans fans are even more festive than usual. They start the 2018 NFL season with the reigning offensive and defensive rookies of the year and the NFC South championship banner. Guide to watch NFL Football New Orleans Saints live stream online, news, rankings, photos, more on NFL TV Pass.
Drew Brees has a running game and a defense helping him out for the first time in memory. Even with Mark Ingram serving a four-game suspension, there is no doubt the running game will purr along.
That’s not to say the passing game lost its touch. Brees is as accurate and strong as ever. Picking up Cameron Meredith gives him another option if he gets tired of throwing to Michael Thomas.
This is how we see the New Orleans Saints’ 2018 season unfolding, game-by-game:
Week 1: Buccaneers (0-0) at Saints (0-0)
Tampa Bay is already complaining about their early schedule, with four 2017 playoff teams sandwiched around a game in Chicago. But Tampa has been known to give their division mates problems at times.
Not this time. Drew Brees looks at this like an extended preseason event. He kicks the tires on some of his new toys knowing he can always go back to Thomas and Kamara when he needs to. He doesn’t need to. (Saints 28-6)
Week 2: Browns (0-1) at Saints (1-0)
Cleveland has an experienced quarterback and a bevy of new skill players. They are going to win some games this season.
But not today. Brees lets the running game do much of the heavy lifting in an easy victory. (Saints 24-10)
Week 3: Saints (2-0) at Falcons (0-2)
Atlanta has dreams of being the first team to appear in a Super Bowl at their own stadium, but opening against the Panthers and Eagles has them in a 0-2 hole.
Drew Brees brings a shovel. Knowing this is the Saints first challenge and a potential playoff preview, he attacks early before letting Kamara control the second half. The Saints have a three-game lead on one of last year’s fellow AFC South playoff teams.
Week 4: Saints (3-0) at Giants (1-2)
New York let any momentum from their opening day upset of the Jaguars slip away in losses at Dallas and Houston. They have pieces, but the offensive line and the whole defense are still works in progress.
Brees figures to make quick work of the Giants, but New York has other ideas. Eli Manning feeds the ball to Saquon Barkley most of the day in an attempt to keep the Saints offense off the field. The rested defense rises up and makes several big stops in the Giants second consecutive home upset. (Giants 24-20)
Week 5: Redskins (1-3) at Saints (3-1)
Coach Sean Payton warns everyone from Brees to the ball boys not to take any more teams lightly. That’s bad news for the Redskins and Alex Smith.
New Orleans takes it to the team from Washington early before letting off the pedal in the second half. Against Washington, that is plenty of effort. (Saints 27-13)
Week 6: The Saints are on their bye week.
Week 7: Saints (4-1) at Ravens (3-3)
Baltimore’s playoff prospects looked better after their 3-0 start. They know they will have to make the most of their new passing game to keep up with the Saints offense.
New Orleans’ defense is apparently unaware of the Ravens’ new weapons. Flacco hits receivers all over the field and mixes in enough Alex Collins to keep the heat off. It is Drew Brees who plays catchup all game, but he is up to the task. (Saints 30-24)
Week 8: Saints (5-1) at Vikings (6-1)
Minnesota seems pretty serious about getting to the Super Bowl, but their only loss so far is to the defending champion Eagles.
The Vikings defense uses a variety of blitzes and shifts to throw the Saints offense into disarray. Things look unusually out of sorts until it is too late. The Vikings roll on. (Vikings 23-13)
Week 9: Rams (4-4) at Saints (5-2)
Los Angeles’ offense can still hit the big plays, but their defense is struggling to regain their form. With their respective teams battling for division titles, Jared Goff and Drew Brees lay down the gauntlet.
Neither defense can do much against the multi-faceted attacks of the offenses. It’s a fun game to watch, but the Saints are not satisfied in the end. (Rams 34-31)
Week 10: Saints (5-3) at Bengals (0-8)
With games against the Eagles and Falcons coming up next, a date with the 0-8 Bengals coming off a bye would seem like a perfect trap game.
Indeed, the Saints don’t look as crisp as usual. It doesn’t matter against the woeful Bengals. (Saints 28-14)
Week 11: Eagles (8-1) at Saints (6-3)
Philadelphia’s only loss came in the surreal atmosphere of London, where they sleepwalked through the game. Off the bye, they handily defeated the rival Cowboys, so there is no reason to think they are not back to their usual winning selves.
New Orleans comes out rushing left and right, mixing in reverses to keep the Eagles running as much as possible. Brees piles on the big plays in the second half against an exhausted Eagles front seven while his defense holds Carson Wentz in check. (Saints 27-21)
Week 12: Falcons (6-4) at Saints (7-3)
Atlanta bounced back from their 0-3 start to climb back into the division race. They have a chance to catch the Saints during the Thanksgiving night game.
The Saints are feeling confident after their win against Philadelphia, but Atlanta is on fire. It is all Brees can do to keep up… which he doesn’t. The Saints defense rests… and the Falcons take the game. (Falcons 28-24)
Week 13: Saints (7-4) at Cowboys (5-6)
Dallas has been the model of inconsistency so far this season, especially on defense.
New Orleans marches in with newfound urgency. They don’t give the Cowboys a chance to decide whether they bring their A-game or not. This one is over early. (Saints 33-16)
Week 14: Saints (8-4) at Buccaneers (4-8)
Locked in a three-way tie at the top of the division with two head-to-head battles with the Panthers coming up, the Saints can’t afford to lose a game to the also-rans of the division.
Tampa Bay just created the three-way tie with an upset of Carolina. They are not about to let the Saints waltz in uncontested. The Buccaneer’s defense rises again, disrupting every play. Brees is livid after the game for good reason. (Buccaneers 17-14)
Week 15: Saints (8-5) at Panthers (10-3)
Carolina plays the Saints twice in the last three weeks. They need to win at least one of those games to secure the division.
Drew Brees and the Saints know there is no margin for error. That is why the powerful defensive effort of the Panthers has them flustered. Cam Newton is having his own problems with the Saints defense. The game grinds into a punting contest until the Panthers’ defense blinks. The Saint are alive. (Saints 16-13)
Week 16: Steelers (8-6) at Saints (9-5)
New Orleans ends the season with two home games. They will need the advantage against a pair of desperate teams. Pittsburgh is battling with the Ravens for first place in the AFC North and can’t afford a loss.
Carolina plays Atlanta, so a loss doesn’t necessarily eliminate the Saints, but a win puts them in control of their destiny. Brees likes destiny. Tired of defensive struggles, he opens things up early and catches the Steelers napping. (Saints 31- 17)
Week 17: Panthers (10-5) at Saints (10-5)
If they win, they’re in since the Saints win the tiebreakers with the Falcons. If they lose, the Saints have to hope the Falcons lose, too. That would give the wild-card to New Orleans.
Brees put the Panthers out of their misery early. A desperate comeback attempt by Cam Newton never really threatens the Saints’ division title. (Saints 27-17)
What happens next?
The NFC North fun continues as the Falcons take on the Saints in the first wild-card game of the playoffs. The parties ramp up in New Orleans.
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