Report: Saints to close out 2023 regular season in Week 18 vs. Falcons

There’s what everyone has been waiting for:’s Jeff Duncan reports that the New Orleans Saints will end the 2023 season in Week 18 with a home game against the division-rival Atlanta Falcons, though the NFL is waiting to finalize a date and time for the matchup — just like they did last year.

Additionally, Duncan reports that the Saints will visit the Falcons for a road game at Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Week 12, the Sunday after Thanksgiving. That’s a noon kickoff on Nov. 26.

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If you include the playoffs, the Saints and Falcons are all tied up in their series history at 54-54 (Atlanta won their lone postseason tilt). So there’s a lot on the line already before you consider each team’s chances in the race for an NFC South division title.

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Story originally appeared on Saints Wire