We are still five months away from a meaningful football game for our beloved New Orleans Saints, but that doesn't stop our enthusiasm.

Today the NFL released their complete 2016 regular season schedule and now we know exactly what dates and times the Black & Gold will be playing.

If you look at last year's records, this season's schedule could be very tough. The Saints will have the fourth-toughest schedule in the league based on the combined .547 winning percentage of their 2016 opponents last season.

But of course we all know the parity in the NFL and teams go from good to bad and vice versa in one season.

Here it is in all its glory, the complete 2016 Saints schedule.

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