New Orleans Saints

3rd NFC South (1-0-0)

Founded: 1967

Stadium: Mercedes-Benz Superdome

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Game Averages (2018)

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PTS
24.0(12th)
YDS
265.0(26th)
PASS YDS
130.0(29th)
RUSH YDS
135.0(5th)
(league rank)

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Draft 2018 more
Pick Player
Rd 1, Pick 14 (14) Davenport, Marcus DE 
Rd 3, Pick 27 (91) Smith, Tre'Quan WR 
Rd 4, Pick 27 (127) Leonard, Rick OT 
Rd 5, Pick 27 (164) Jamerson, Natrell S 
Rd 6, Pick 15 (189) Moore, Kamrin CB 
Rd 6, Pick 27 (201) Scott, Boston RB 
Rd 7, Pick 27 (245) Clapp, Will C 
Scoreboard more
TIAA Bank Field - Wk 1 1 2 3 4 T
New Orleans Saints 3 7 0 14 24
Jacksonville Jaguars 7 6 7 0 20
Schedule more
Wk Date Opponent Time
P1 Thu, Aug 09 @ Jacksonville 24-20   W
P2 Fri, Aug 17 Arizona 8:00 PM ET
P3 Sat, Aug 25 @ Los Angeles Chargers 8:00 PM ET
P4 Thu, Aug 30 Los Angeles Rams 8:00 PM ET
1 Sun, Sep 09 Tampa Bay 1:00 PM ET
2 Sun, Sep 16 Cleveland 1:00 PM ET
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Injuries more
Player (Pos) Injury
No Injuries Reported
Preseason Leaders more
Passing Att Cmp Yds TDs
Taysom Hill 9 8 72 0
Rushing Car Yds Avg TDs
Taysom Hill 7 52 7.4 1
Jonathan Williams 4 26 6.5 1
Receiving Rec Yds Avg TDs
Tre'Quan Smith 4 48 12 0
Josh Huff 2 17 8.5 0
Keith Kirkwood 2 17 8.5 0
Michael Thomas 2 16 8 0
Transactions more
Date Transaction
8/12 Marcus Williams (DB) Free Agent Signing (free agent signing).
8/12 Robert Nelson (DB) Free Agent Signing (free agent signing).
8/12 Trevor Darling (OG) Waived, No Recall (waived, no recall).
8/11 De'Vante Harris (CB) Waived, No Recall (waived, no recall).
NFC South more
Team W L T Win %
Atlanta 0 0 0 .000
Tampa Bay 0 0 0 .000
New Orleans 0 0 0 .000
Carolina 0 0 0 .000

Head Coach more

Sean Payton

Regular Season: 105-71

Postseason: 7-5

Experience: 11

Career record: 112-76

Payton was hired as the 14th head coach in Saints history on Jan. 18, 2006 after being a member of the Dallas Cowboys staff since 2003. In 2009, he led the Saints to their first Super Bowl championship by defeating the Indianapolis Colts.


In 2010 Payton led the Saints to their second consecutive postseason appearance and third in five seasons with an 11-5 record, becoming the only the second coach in franchise history to post three double-digit win seasons. It was only the second time in club record books that the Saints had back-to-back 11-win campaigns. He followed that up with a 13-3 campaign in 2011.

In 2012, Payton was suspended as part of the Saints' bounty program from April 1, 2012 to Jan. 22, 2013.

Payton came to Dallas after four years with the New York Giants (1999-2002), the last three as offensive coordinator.

Payton wrapped two coaching stints at San Diego State University (1988-89 and 1992-93) around a stop at Indiana State (1990-91). During his second stretch with the Aztecs, Payton was running backs coach, working with Heisman Trophy runner-up Marshall Faulk before becoming quarterbacks coach.

Following the 1993 season, Payton moved to Miami of Ohio (1994-95) where he was quarterbacks coach and later co-offensive coordinator. He spent 1996 as quarterbacks coach at Illinois before entering the NFL with Philadelphia.

Payton earned a bachelor's degree in communications at Eastern Illinois, where as a quarterback he had 10,665 passing yards, then the third-highest total in NCAA Division I-AA history. He had professional stints with Chicago of the Arena Football League, Ottawa of the Canadian Football League and the Chicago Bears in 1987.

Payton was born Dec. 29, 1963 in San Mateo, Calif., and raised in Naperville, Ill.

 


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  1. Published: Aug. 17, 2018 at 11:10 p.m.

    New Orleans Saints quarterback J.T. Barrett shows off his quickness on a 12-yard TD run.

  2. Published: Aug. 17, 2018 at 10:57 p.m.

    New Orleans Saints running back Terrance West rushes outside for a 21-yard gain.

  3. Published: Aug. 17, 2018 at 09:19 p.m.

    New Orleans Saints quarterback Taysom Hill activates his afterburners on a 43-yard rush.

  4. Published: Aug. 9, 2018 at 09:51 p.m.

    New Orleans Saints running back Jonathan Williams goes right up the middle for 4-yard touchdown.

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