Thursday night the NFL released the entire 2013 regular-season schedule. The Saints were notably given four prime-time games. The team will be featured nationally against the Dolphins in Week 4 at home, Week 10 vs. Dallas, Week 12 at Atlanta and again in Week 13 at Seattle.
Game times, locations and schedule situating plays into the difficulty of the Saints' schedule. The team, of course, knew every opponent it would face prior to Thursday night.
Here is how the difficulty of each contest stacks up, at least from our viewpoint on April 19, a week away from the 2013 NFL draft.