Advocate staff photo by PATRICK DENNIS shot on 2/8/2010. 00020471a. Saint head coach Sean Payton, left and Superbowl MVP Saints QB Drew Brees, right, pose with NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell durig a press conference Monday morning following the Saints' 3-17 win over Indianapolis Colts in Superbowl XLIV Sunday for the franchise's first ever superbowl appearance and win. ORG XMIT: LABAT

Super Bowl LIII and 2019 are all about the New Orleans Saints, according to two national writers.

Fresh off the Philadelphia Eagles' dramatic Super Bowl LII win against the New England Patriots, Sporting News' Vinnie Iyer predicts the Saints will be the final team standing in 2019.

"Separated from possibly playing in this year’s game by a Minneapolis Miracle, the Saints will withstand supernatural interventions, as well as the Rams, and walk away with the second Lombardi Trophy in franchise history and of the storied Payton-Brees collaboration," Iyer writes.

A combination of the Saints' youth (running back Alvin Kamara and defensive back Marshon Lattimore were named Rookies of the Year this past weekend) and experience (quarterback Drew Brees and coach Sean Payton) will likely make the team a trendy pick in the offseason.

Iyer predicts the Saints will face the Jacksonville Jaguars in Atlanta's Mercedes-Benz Stadium.

ESPN's Dan Graziano also predicts a Saints win the Super Bowl. He projects New Orleans will defeat the Pittsburgh Steelers.

Among some items on the Saints' offseason to-do list:

-- Re-sign Brees

-- Try to match last year's incredible draft class in 2018

-- Figure out Nick Fairley's situation

-- Find help at a few positions, such as tight end, defensive line, offensive line, cornerback, wide receiver and safety

Assuming New Orleans has a solid offseason and avoids major preseason injuries, it should be in line to compete for another NFC South title. 

The 2018 schedule isn't finalized yet, but here's a look at the Saints' opponents:

Home: Atlanta, Carolina, Tampa Bay, Philadelphia, Washington, Cleveland, Pittsburgh, Los Angeles Rams

Away: Atlanta, Carolina, Tampa Bay, Dallas, New York Giants, Baltimore, Cincinnati, Minnesota

Here are some key dates to mark on your calendar:

Feb. 27 – March 5 — NFL scouting combine at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis.

March 14 — Start of the 2018 league year. New contracts can be signed and the trading period begins.

April 16 — Teams with returning head coaches can begin offseason workout programs.

April 20 — Deadline for restricted free agents to sign offer sheets.

April 26-28 — NFL draft at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas.

Mid-July — Training camp can begin.

Aug. 2 — Hall of Fame preseason game

Sept. 1 — Rosters must be down to 53 players

Sept. 6 — Regular season opens