2011 schedule

All Times Central

Date Opponent Time TV

Sept. 8 at Green Bay 7:30 p.m. NBC

Sept. 18 CHICAGO Noon FOX

Sept. 25 HOUSTON Noon CBS

Oct. 2 at Jacksonville Noon FOX

Oct. 9 at Carolina Noon FOX

Oct. 16 at Tampa Bay 3:15 p.m. FOX

Oct. 23 INDIANAPOLIS 7:20 p.m. NBC

Oct. 30 at St. Louis Noon FOX

Nov. 6 TAMPA BAY Noon FOX

Nov. 13 at Atlanta Noon FOX*

Nov. 20 Open date

Nov. 28 N.Y. GIANTS 7:30 p.m. ESPN

Dec. 4 DETROIT Noon FOX*

Dec. 11 at Tennessee Noon FOX*

Dec. 18 at Minnesota Noon FOX*

Dec. 26 ATLANTA 7:30 p.m. ESPN

Jan. 1 CAROLINA Noon FOX*

Home games in bold *Subject to flex scheduling

Radio: WYPY-FM (100.7)

On the Net: www.neworleanssaints.com

FAST FACTS

• 2010 RECORD

11-5 (second in NFC South); 0-1 in playoffs

• 2010 NFL RANKINGS

Offense: Total yards (6th), Rush (28th), Pass (3rd)

Defense: Total yards (4th), Rush (16th), Pass (4th)

• TOP RETURNEES

QB Drew Brees, WR Marques Colston, RB Pierre Thomas, WR Lance Moore, G Jahri Evans, G Carl Nicks, T Jermon Bushrod, MLB Jonathan Vilma, DE Will Smith, T Sedrick

Ellis, CB Jabari Greer, CB Tracy Porter, FS Malcolm Jenkins, SS Roman Harper, P Thomas Morstead.

• KEY ADDITIONS

(FA--free agent; UFA--unrestricted free agent)

DT Aubrayo Franklin (UFA, San Francisco), C Olin Kreutz (UFA, Chicago), DT Shaun Rogers (FA, Cleveland), RB

Darren Sproles (UFA, San Diego), DE Cameron Jordan

(D1a, Cal), RB Mark Ingram (D1b, Alabama) DE Turk

McBride (UFA, Detroit), FB Korey Hall (UFA, Green Bay).

• KEY LOSSES

C Jonathan Goodwin (UFA, San Francisco), RB Reggie Bush (Trade, Miami), DT Remi Ayodele (UFA, Minnesota), TE

Jeremy Shockey (released), CB Randall Gay (released).

• SHELDON MICKLES’ PREDICTION

11-5 (first in NFC South)

Sheldon Mickles