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Exact dates and times haven't been released for three of the four games yet, but the New Orleans Saints will take on four AFC opponents during their 2013 preseason schedule, which was made official by the NFL on Thursday.

In their preseason opener, which will take place between August 8-11, New Orleans will host the Kansas City Chiefs at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome, in a match-up that will mark the first time the Saints have hosted the Chiefs in the preseason since 1997.

In the second week of the preseason, the week August 15-19, the Saints are at home again, hosting the Oakland Raiders. The game will mark the first time that the teams teams have played in New Orleans during the preseason.

One preseason date that is official is Sunday, August 25. That third week game will be a nationally televised contest between the Saints and the Houston Texas, in Houston, Texas. Kickoff is set for 3 pm, in a contest that will feature two franchises that have played each other every preseason since 2008.

On the final week of the preseason, August 29-30, New Orleans will visit Sun Life Stadium in Miami Gardens, Fla, to take on the Miami Dolphins. The Saints and Dolphins will be meeting for the 21st time in the preseason.

The Saints went 2-3 in the 2012 preseason.

The 2013 NFL preseason will begin on Sunday, August 4, with the annual Hall of Fame Game, featuring the Dallas Cowboys and the Dolphins