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The Saints open the season with back-to-back road games (Indianapolis and Tampa Bay) and end it on the road (Chicago).
A year ago, the Saints opened with wins in back-to-back road games. Of course, that was the first time in Saints history the team accomplished that feat. Now they will be asked to do it again.
Every team in the NFL has a tough schedule. Every team has to play eight games away from home. But where those eight games are positioned can sometimes be crucial to a team.
The Saints were a feel-good story last year. This year, they'll have to earn it the hard way.