Word around is that the NFL will release their 2010 regular season schedule on the evening of Tuesday, April 20th only two days before the first round of the NFL Draft. The schedule will be promulgated and over-analyzed on the NFL Network. Supposedly issues stemming from the Giants and Jets brand new super expensive roofless (and the commish wants an early February Super Bowl there!) stadt has contributed towards its tardy release.
Also mentioned is that divisional games would be shifted to the back of the season so teams would be less likely rest players (which isn't that common- only affects a few teams and then only one or two games at the most- and that's assuming one of them is running the table!) and create more exciting matchups (anyone remember that thrilling Panthers-Saints Who Dat Cares? Finale in Charlotte).
That said, it seems that the Saints will have faced their four regular season AFC opponents before Veterans Day.