Saints open 2014 at Atlanta, spend much of early season on the road

Divisional Playoffs – New Orleans Saints v Seattle SeahawksFor the second straight year, the Saints will open the season against the Falcons.

New Orleans will play at Atlanta Sunday September 7th. Kickoff is Noon CDT. The Saints beat the Falcons in last year’s season opener at the Superdome.

The Saints play 4 of their first 6 games on the road, including week 2 at Cleveland. The Saints home opener is Sunday September 21st against the Minnesota Vikings.

Among the Saints 5 prime time games is a Sunday night game against Dallas, September 28th.

The Saints play at Carolina on Thursday night October 30th.

Here is the schedule released Wednesday night:

2014 REGULAR SEASON SCHEDULE

(All times CENTRAL)

Date               Opponent                                                     Kickoff                                   TV

Sept. 7           at Atlanta Falcons                                        Noon                                      FOX

Sept. 14         at Cleveland Browns                                   Noon                                      FOX

Sept. 21         MINNESOTA VIKINGS                              Noon                                      FOX

Sept. 28         at Dallas Cowboys                                       7:30 pm                                  NBC

Oct. 5             TAMPA BAY BUCCANEERS                  Noon                                      FOX

Oct. 12           BYE

Oct. 19           at Detroit Lions                                             Noon                                      FOX

Oct. 26           GREEN BAY PACKERS                           7:30 pm                                 NBC

Oct. 30           at Carolina Panthers (Thursday)              7:25 pm                                  NFL Network

Nov. 9            SAN FRANCISCO 49ers                           Noon                                      FOX

Nov. 16          CINCINNATI BENGALS                            Noon                                      CBS

Nov. 24          BALTIMORE RAVENS (Monday)                       7:30 pm                                 ESPN

Nov. 30          at Pittsburgh Steelers                                  Noon                                      FOX

Dec. 7            CAROLINA PANTHERS                           Noon                                      FOX

Dec. 15          at Chicago Bears (Monday)                                   7:30 pm                                  ESPN

Dec. 21          ATLANTA FALCONS                                Noon                                      FOX

Dec. 28          at Tampa Bay Buccaneers                         Noon                                      FOX