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It was a rough 2012 season for the New Orleans Saints with the bounty scandal and how they had to overcome the adversity of having their head coach being suspended for an entire season.

The good news is that is all behind them plus they have secured head coach Sean Payton with a new five year contract and now look forward to the 2013 season.

The Saints have released their schedule of opponents for the 2013 season.

Here is the 2013 New Orleans Saints Schedule:

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Home:

Atlanta, Carolina, Tampa Bay, Arizona, San Francisco, Buffalo, Miami, Dallas

Away:

Atlanta, Carolina, Tampa Bay, St. Louis, Seattle, New England, N.Y. Jets,Chicago