Home, away opponents finalized for Saints in 2022

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Caesars Superdome signage
(Photo: Stephen Lew)

While Sunday’s season-ending 30-20 victory at Atlanta wasn’t enough to land the New Orleans Saints a fifth straight trip to the NFL playoffs, it did assure New Orleans a second-place finish in the NFC South and provided one of the final pieces to the puzzle of determining the Saints’ opponents in 2022.

New Orleans and the other 15 NFC teams will get nine home games next season, and three division champions will visit the Caesars Superdome next fall – the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Los Angeles Rams and Cincinnati Bengals. The Saints have road games against five playoff teams – the Bucs, Arizona Cardinals, San Francisco 49ers, Pittsburgh Steelers and Philadelphia Eagles.

The Bengals make their first visit to New Orleans with former LSU national championship and Heisman Trophy-winning quarterback Joe Burrow and former Tiger and Archbishop Rummel wide receiver Ja’Marr Chase.

The final piece to the schedule was finalized Sunday night with the Las Vegas Raiders’ victory over the Los Angeles Chargers. As the second-place team in the AFC West, the Raiders will visit the Saints.

Fourteen games are pre-determined each year – six division games, four games against another division in the NFC and four games against a division in the AFC. Next year, the Saints and the rest of the NFC South will meet teams from the NFC West and AFC North.

The dates, times and television networks for the 2022 schedule are announced in the spring.

Home Games Away Games
Atlanta Falcons Atlanta Falcons
Carolina Panthers Carolina Panthers
Tampa Bay Buccaneers Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Los Angeles Rams Arizona Cardinals
Seattle Seahawks San Francisco 49ers
Baltimore Ravens Cleveland Browns
Cincinnati Bengals Pittsburgh Steelers
Minnesota Vikings Philadelphia Eagles
Las Vegas Raiders


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Lenny Vangilder


Lenny was involved in college athletics starting in the early 1980s, when he began working Tulane University sporting events while still attending Archbishop Rummel High School. He continued that relationship as a student at Loyola University, where he graduated in 1987. For the next 11 years, Vangilder worked in the sports information offices at Southwestern Louisiana (now UL-Lafayette) and Tulane;…

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