New Orleans Saints

4th NFC South (1-2-0)

Founded: 1967

Stadium: Mercedes-Benz Superdome

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Game Averages (2017)

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PTS
24.3(11th)
YDS
378.3(6th)
PASS YDS
281.7(5th)
RUSH YDS
96.7(18th)
(league rank)

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Draft 2017 more
Pick Player
Rd 1, Pick 11 (11) Lattimore, Marshon CB 
Rd 1, Pick 32 (32) Ramczyk, Ryan OT 
Rd 2, Pick 10 (42) Williams, Marcus S 
Rd 3, Pick 3 (67) Kamara, Alvin RB 
Rd 3, Pick 12 (76) Anzalone, Alex LB 
Rd 3, Pick 39 (103) Hendrickson, Trey OLB 
Rd 6, Pick 12 (196) Muhammad, Al-Quadin DE 
Scoreboard more
Bank of America Stadium - Wk 3 1 2 3 4 T
New Orleans Saints 7 10 7 10 34
Carolina Panthers 3 3 7 0 13
Schedule more
Wk Date Opponent Time
1 Mon, Sep 11 @ Minnesota 19-29   L
2 Sun, Sep 17 New England 20-36   L
3 Sun, Sep 24 @ Carolina 34-13   W
4 Sun, Oct 01 @ Miami 9:30 AM ET
5 Bye
6 Sun, Oct 15 Detroit 1:00 PM ET
7 Sun, Oct 22 @ Green Bay 1:00 PM ET
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Injuries more
Player (Pos) Injury
Zach Strief (T) O - Knee
Terron Armstead (T) O - Shoulder
Marshon Lattimore (CB) O - Concussion
Michael Hoomanawanui (TE) Full Pract - --
Regular Season Leaders more
Passing Att Cmp Yds TDs
Drew Brees 111 76 867 6
Rushing Car Yds Avg TDs
Mark Ingram 28 125 4.5 0
Adrian Peterson 23 77 3.3 0
Receiving Rec Yds Avg TDs
Michael Thomas 17 221 13 1
Ted Ginn 9 121 13.4 1
Coby Fleener 9 108 12 2
Mark Ingram 11 108 9.8 0
Transactions more
Date Transaction
9/23 Justin Hardee (DB) Terminated (by Player) from Practice Squad (terminated (by player) from practice squad).
9/23 Arthur Maulet (CB) Free Agent Signing (free agent signing).
9/23 Arthur Maulet (CB) Terminated (by Player) from Practice Squad (terminated (by player) from practice squad).
9/23 Justin Hardee (DB) Free Agent Signing (free agent signing).
NFC South more
Team W L T Win %
Atlanta 3 0 0 1.000
Carolina 2 1 0 .667
Tampa Bay 1 1 0 .500
New Orleans 1 2 0 .333

Head Coach more

Sean Payton

Regular Season: 95-68

Postseason: 6-4

Experience: 10

Career record: 101-72

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: Sept. 24, 2017 at 03:58 p.m.

    New Orleans Saints rookie Alvin Kamara makes a name for himself as he beasts down the sideline and records his first NFL touchdown on a 25-yard run.

  2. Published: Sept. 24, 2017 at 03:53 p.m.

    New Orleans Saints safety Kenny Vaccaro intercepts a dart from Cam Newton and runs for 30 yards.

  3. Published: Sept. 24, 2017 at 03:48 p.m.

    New Orleans Saints safety Marcus Williams makes a one-handed grab to intercept Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton's intended pass for Christian McCaffrey.

  4. Published: Sept. 24, 2017 at 02:24 p.m.

    New Orleans Saints wide receiver Brandon Coleman catches short pass from quarterback Drew Brees for a 5-yard touchdown completion.

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