The New Orleans Saints will open their 2017 season on "Monday Night Football".

The NFL released its complete 2017 regular season schedule on Thursday evening, and the Saints learned they will open in front of a national television audience for one of two games this year.

The Saints will be on the road to take on the Minnesota Vikings on Monday, September 11, at U.S. Bank Stadium in Minneapolis, Minnesota for their opener, with kickoff time set for 6:10 pm (cdt).

As is typically the case, there are two games on Monday night in the opening week, with the Chargers facing the Broncos in the late game.

New Orleans has lost three-consecutive opening week games, falling on the road to the Atlanta Falcons (37-34) in 2014 and the Arizona Cardinals (31-19) in 2015, while dropping their opener at home last season to the Oakland Raiders (35-34).

The Saints, who will play all four members of the AFC East this year, will play their home opener the following Sunday, September 17, against the defending Super Bowl Champion New England Patriots.

Two weeks later, on Sunday, October 1, New Orleans will square off with the Miami Dolphins in London.

Other than the season opener against the Vikings, the Saints will play one other primetime time game, when they take on the Atlanta Falcons on Thursday, December 7 in Atlanta, Georgia.

The Falcons, the defending NFC Champions, will return the trip on Christmas Eve, Sunday, December 24, for the Saints' home finale.

The Saints, who will play all four members of the NFC North, are also scheduled to face the Washington Redskins and Los Angeles Rams this year.

The first NFL game of the year will feature the Patriots hosting the Kansas City Chiefs on Thursday night, September 7.

The complete 2017 New Orleans Saints regular season schedule in below:

Week 1---Monday, September 11---at Minnesota Vikings---6:10 pm
Week 2---Sunday, September 17---vs New England Patriots---Noon
Week 3---Sunday, September 24---at Carolina Panthers---Noon
Week 4---Sunday, October 1---------at Miami Dolphins---8:30 am
Week 5-------------------------------------Bye Week
Week 6---Sunday, October 15-------vs Detroit Lions---Noon
Week 7---Sunday, October 22-------at Green Bay Packers---Noon
Week 8---Sunday, October 29-------vs Chicago Bears---Noon
Week 9---Sunday, November 5------vs Tampa Bay Buccaneers---Noon
Week 10--Sunday, November 12----at Buffalo Bills---Noon
Week 11--Sunday, November 19----vs Washington Redskins---Noon
Week 12--Sunday, November 26----at Los Angeles Rams---3:05 pm
Week 13--Sunday, December 3-----vs Carolina Panthers---Noon
Week 14--Thursday, December 7---at Atlanta Falcons---7:25 pm
Week 15--Sunday, December 17----vs New York Jets---Noon
Week 16--Sunday, December 24----vs Atlanta Falcons---Noon
Week 17--Sunday, December 31----at Tampa Bay Buccaneers---Noon

Times are subject to change.

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