The New Orleans Saints enjoyed a rebound in 2013 over their wasted 2012 campaign. After fielding one of the worst defenses last season, the addition of defensive coordinator Rob Ryan helped turn the Saints defense around this season, making them a formidable unit. The Saints have struggled away from the confines of their home dome, and they enter Week 17 hoping to secure at least one home playoff game while posting a 3-5 record this season on the road. Two road wins were against the Atlanta Falcons and Tampa Bay Buccaneers by a combined 6 points.
At the conclusion of Week 17, the final standings in all the NFL divisions will be known as will the schedule for NFL teams for the 2014 season. All the teams in the NFC South will face off against the NFC North and the teams of the AFC North in 2014. At-large home games will be against the NFC West while the road games will be against the NFC East.
2014 regular season schedule New Orleans Saints-
Home- Atlanta Falcons, Carolina Panthers, Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Green Bay Packers, Minnesota Vikings, Baltimore Ravens, Cincinnati Bengals, NFC West- San Francisco 49ers
Away- Atlanta Falcons, Carolina Panthers, Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Detroit Lions, Chicago Bears, Cleveland Browns, Pittsburgh Steelers, NFC East- Dallas Cowboys