Although the games and opponents were announced nearly a month ago, the times and dates for the Saints 2011 preseason schedule were not available until today.
The Saints open at home against the 49ers on a Friday night, August 12, at 7pm. That means we are 95 days away from the start of Saints football, if the two sides of the labor dispute get their act together.
New Orleans then hits the road, playing in Houston on Saturday, August 20 at 7pm. This is the fourth consecutive season that the Saints and Texans played eachother in the second game of preseason, and in the past this game has been the culmination of joint team practices in the host city the prior week.
The Saints then make their longest road trip of the year, heading into a nationally-televised NBC game in Oakland on Sunday, August 28 at 7pm.
The Titans come to the Superdome on September 1 to finish preseason at 7pm.