New Orleans Saints

1st NFC South (13-3-0)

Founded: 1967

Stadium: Mercedes-Benz Superdome

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Team News more

  • Suh: Rams focus on slowing 'elite' Kamara, Ingram

    The Los Angeles Rams defense will try to slow down Saints running backs Alvin Kamara and Mark Ingram, who combined to rush for 1,453 yards and 18 scores this season.
  • Saints signing DT Walker to help replace Rankins

    The New Orleans Saints are signing free-agent DT Tyrunn Walker ahead of Sunday's NFC Championship Game. Walker will help replace Sheldon Rankins, who suffered a torn Achilles against the Eagles.
  • RB Ingram 'not looking just to leave New Orleans'

    Saints RB Mark Ingram is set to become a free agent in March. Ingram says he's not "looking just to up and leave New Orleans," as the Saints squad is poised for success for years to come.
  • Saints impose will on 18-play 'championship drive'

    Down four, the Saints put together an 18-play, 92-yard masterpiece that consumed 11:29 off the clock to produce the game-winning touchdown in a 20-14 win over the Eagles in the NFC Divisional Round.
  • Rankins is believed to have suffered torn Achilles

    The Saints played the bulk of their Divisional Round win over the Eagles without a key member of their defensive line. Sheldon Rankins is believed to have suffered a torn Achilles tendon.
  • Payton brings Lombardi, cash to motivate Saints

    From bringing in inspirational guest speakers to dancing to the song that bears his name, Saints head coach Sean Payton knows how to find unique ways to motivate his players.
  • Saints tight end Watson to retire at end of season

    Saints tight end Benjamin Watson announced Thursday he'll be retiring at the end of this season. The 15-year veteran also played for the Patriots, Browns and Ravens and has caught more than 500 passes.
  • Bridgewater ready for extended snaps with Saints

    Teddy Bridgewater will play significant snaps in Sunday's regular season finale. While the amount of time has yet to be divulged, Bridgewater is ready to take advantage of the opportunity.
  • Sean Payton approaching finale as any other game

    Tired of questions on whether his starters will play in the regular-season finale, coach Sean Payton says the Saints are "going to approach this game just like we would a regular-season game."
  • Saints activate WR Ted Ginn off of injured reserve

    In need of a target opposite Michael Thomas, the Saints are receiving help from a familiar face. New Orleans has activated Ted Ginn from injured reserve, NFL Network's Herbie Teope reported.
  • Sean Payton wants to increase game-day rosters

    New Orleans Saints head coach Sean Payton recently advocated for the 46-man roster on game day to increase. The Saints had two offensive lineman exit with injuries in last week's Week 15 matchup.
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
Mercedes-Benz Superdome - Wk 19 1 2 3 4 T
Philadelphia Eagles 14 0 0 0 14
New Orleans Saints 0 10 7 3 20
Schedule more
Wk Date Opponent Time
14 Sun, Dec 09 @ Tampa Bay 28-14   W
15 Mon, Dec 17 @ Carolina 12-9   W
16 Sun, Dec 23 Pittsburgh 31-28   W
17 Sun, Dec 30 Carolina 14-33   L
DIV Sun, Jan 13 Philadelphia 20-14   W
CONF Sun, Jan 20 Los Angeles Rams 3:05 PM ET
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Injuries more
Player (Pos) Injury
Keith Kirkwood (WR) Did Not Pract - --
Andrus Peat (T) Full Pract - --
Benjamin Watson (TE) Did Not Pract - --
Ryan Ramczyk (T) Full Pract - --
Postseason Leaders more
Passing Att Cmp Yds TDs
Drew Brees 38 28 301 2
Rushing Car Yds Avg TDs
Alvin Kamara 16 71 4.4 0
Mark Ingram 9 53 5.9 0
Receiving Rec Yds Avg TDs
Michael Thomas 12 171 14.3 1
Ted Ginn 3 44 14.7 0
Alvin Kamara 4 35 8.8 0
Tre'Quan Smith 1 15 15 0
Transactions more
Date Transaction
1/16 J.T. Barrett (QB) Terminated (by Club) from Practice Squad (terminated (by club) from practice squad).
1/16 Sheldon Rankins (DT) Reserve/Injured (reserve/injured).
1/16 Tyrunn Walker (DE) Free Agent Signing (free agent signing).
1/16 Paul Turner (WR) Practice Squad (practice squad).
NFC South more
Team W L T Win %
New Orleans 13 3 0 .813
Atlanta 7 9 0 .438
Carolina 7 9 0 .438
Tampa Bay 5 11 0 .313

Head Coach more

Sean Payton

Regular Season: 118-74

Postseason: 8-5

Experience: 11

Career record: 126-79

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: Jan. 13, 2019 at 07:52 p.m.

    New Orleans Saints cornerback Marshon Lattimore makes an incredible leaping interception on a ball intended for Philadelphia Eagles tight end Zach Ertz.

  2. Published: Jan. 13, 2019 at 07:45 p.m.

    Nick Foles' pass goes through Alshon Jeffery's hands for Marshon Lattimore interception.

  3. Published: Jan. 13, 2019 at 07:37 p.m.

    New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees is able to find wide receiver Michael Thomas for a crucial third-down conversion.

  4. Published: Jan. 13, 2019 at 07:16 p.m.

    New Orleans Saints running back Mark Ingram bursts into the secondary for a 36-yard run.

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