2019 ScheduleAll times ET

2019 Schedule
13-3, 1st in NFC South
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2dKevin Seifert

AB's Raiders, Flacco's Broncos help kick off MNF

The Saints host the Texans in the MNF opener Sept. 9, and then Antonio Brown debuts as a Raider facing the Broncos and new quarterback Joe Flacco in the nightcap.

Mike Triplett ESPN Staff Writer 

2019 SAINTS REGULAR SEASON SCHEDULE: Sept. 9 vs. TEXANS (MNF); Sept. 15 at RAMS; Sept. 22 at SEAHAWKS; Sept 29 vs. COWBOYS (SNF); Oct. 6 vs. BUCCANEERS; Oct. 13 at JAGUARS; Oct. 20 at BEARS; Oct. 27 vs. CARDINALS; Nov. 3 BYE; Nov. 10 vs. FALCONS; Nov. 17 at BUCCANEERS; Nov. 24 vs. PANTHERS; Nov. 28 at FALCONS (Thanksgiving); Dec. 8 vs. 49ERS; Dec. 16 vs. COLTS (MNF); Dec. 22 at TITANS; Dec. 29 at PANTHERS.

Mike Triplett ESPN Staff Writer 

Sean Payton had a clever response Thursday when asked again about speculation that the Dallas Cowboys might try to hire him after the season. “I've got fleur-de-lis tattoos that can't be erased,” Payton told WWL Radio. Payton, who was an assistant coach in Dallas before becoming New Orleans' head coach in 2006, said that speculation about him taking other jobs has become common over the years. “I feel like it's every other year. It's on the odd number year. So 2019 it comes up and then we'll hear it in 2021.” But he said winning another Super Bowl in New Orleans and staying beyond that is “clearly the plan.”

Mike Triplett ESPN Staff Writer 

Saints' 2019 preseason schedule: vs Vikings in Week 1; at Chargers in Week 2; at Jets in Week 3; vs Dolphins in Week 4. Would expect them to hold joint practices with the Chargers in LA for the third straight year since that has been a good pairing for them. Also, a reunion game for all the former Vikings now in New Orleans. And some interesting matchups for one of the Saints' most compelling preseason performers, QB Teddy Bridgewater. He could face both of his former teams (Vikings, Jets) and the Dolphins team that he turned down this offseason.

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The Right Time: Juvenile on Saints' playoff loss, his new album, 'back that a** up'

Bomani welcomes New Orleans native and rapper Juvenile to The Right Time. They discuss whether or not he's recovered from the Saints' loss in the NFC Championship (1:11), his favorite thing about New Orleans (2:37), his new project "Just Another Gangsta" with Birdman (4:55) and historic works of his (11:43) including "back that a** up" (19:14). Plus, the most surprising celebrity fans of his (24:15), what he grew up listening to (32:40) and what's to come in the future for him (40:40).

Vaughn McClure ESPN Staff Writer 

Huncho Day hosted by Migos bringing out the stars in Atlanta: Quavo, Julio Jones, Von Miller, Alvin Kamara, and Ric Flair

Is Sean Payton right about the NFL pigeonholing how it hires coaches? (1:23)

Mike Triplett ESPN Staff Writer 

The Saints' deal with TE Jared Cook is worth $15 million over two years. $8M guaranteed, all in Year 1, including a $6M signing bonus. His cap figure is just $4M in 2019 because of an automatic-voiding year tacked on at the end.

Mike Triplett ESPN Staff Writer 

Among the things that drew TE Jared Cook to the Saints: It's closer to his hometown in Georgia. He gets to play with “perfectionist” Drew Brees. And he has a chance to “make an impact on a high-powered, prolific offense.” Cook, who turns 32 next week, said he knows the importance of “finding the right fit in this league.” He battled inconsistency early in his career and said it's hard to find stability because of injuries and the turnover of coaches and quarterbacks. But he found it over the last two years in Oakland, where he played his best football yet. And he credited coach Jon Gruden for using his versatility by lining him up all over the field – which he also expects from Sean Payton.

Schefter: Coaches dictated change to pass interference rules (1:06)

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Team Stats

Passing Yards252.612th
Rushing Yards126.66th
Points For31.53rd
Points Against22.1