2. @ New Orleans Saints
It would be a huge surprise if the New Orleans Saints were not in Super Bowl contention in 2020. They have strengthened their roster considerably and appear all-in on another tilt at the Vince Lombardi Trophy in what is expected to be Drew Brees’ final season before retirement.
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Going to battle with the Saints is something that you see on the Panthers schedule twice a season. Visiting the Mercedes-Benz Superdome will be more daunting than ever next season given the embarrassment of riches Sean Payton has to call upon.
Their wide receiver group boasts arguably the best at the position in Michael Thomas. Another notable arrival is Emmanuel Sanders, who will prove a supreme deep threat and a prolific option that warrants considerable attention.
The Saints also gave a lot to bring in fourth-round pick Adam Trautman to put alongside tight end Jared Cook. With a tremendously gifted defense thrown in, this will be an acid test for the Panthers’ young core and one they would do well to get a result from.
There is no love lost between both parties. But this is yet another game that Teddy Bridgewater will want to prove a point in after the Saints did not decide to keep him around despite going 5-0 in Brees’ absence last term.