New Orleans Saints

2nd NFC South (4-6-0)

Founded: 1967

Stadium: Mercedes-Benz Superdome

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Game Averages (2014)

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PTS
26.1(9th)
YDS
424.5(2nd)
PASS YDS
299.8(3rd)
RUSH YDS
124.7(8th)
(league rank)

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  • Webb: Graham 'like LeBron James playing tight end'

    11/21/2014
    Jimmy Graham is a beast for defensive backs and linebackers to contain. Ravens corner Lardarius Webb said covering the Saints star is like covering LeBron James.
  • Ertz: Graham wouldn't see field for Eagles

    11/21/2014
    Zach Ertz's breakout season has been stalled due to lack of playing time. Find out why the tight end believes even Jimmy Graham would have problems seeing the field in the Eagles' offense.
  • Saints' Cooks out for season with broken thumb

    11/18/2014
    Saints rookie Brandin Cooks saw his breakout season come to a screeching halt Sunday: The wide receiver broke his thumb and was placed on season-ending injured reserve. Who will fill in for New Orleans?
  • Bengals' season back on track

    11/16/2014
    Andy Dalton followed his career-worst game in Week 10 with his highest single-game passer rating in Sunday's win over the Saints. What can fans expect for the rest of the season?
  • Graham nixes 'Superdome Leap' after incident

    11/15/2014
    Jimmy Graham experimented with a new touchdown celebration after scoring against the 49ers on Sunday. He won't be doing it again after one fan got a little too intimate with the Saints star.
  • Brees: Teammates say I'm 'annoyingly optimistic and confident'

    11/13/2014
    Saints quarterback Drew Brees, for the first time, is being looked at as part of the problem in New Orleans. Still, he isn't letting that change the way he acts around his teammates.
  • NFL officiating VP: Graham should've been flagged on Hail Mary

    11/11/2014
    Jimmy Graham argued Sunday that he was wrongly flagged for pass interference in the final seconds of regulation in the Saints' loss to the 49ers, but NFL VP of officiating Dean Blandino thinks differently.
  • Graham: Definitely not a push-off

    11/10/2014
    Jimmy Graham's was up in arms when a pass interference call negated his miraculous game-winning grab Sunday. The Saints star reiterated his stance after the game that his contact with Perrish Cox wasn't excessive.
  • Niners survive with game-winning field goal in overtime

    11/09/2014
    A reprieve for mercurial quarterback Colin Kaepernick. Redemption for indomitable linebacker Ahmad Brooks.
  • Top 10 free-agent flops

    11/06/2014
    Jairus Byrd played just four games for the Saints after signing one of the offseason's biggest contracts. The Raiders and Jets are also heavily represented on our list of the top free-agent disappointments.
Draft 2014 more
Pick Player
Rd 1, Pick 20 (20) Cooks, Brandin WR 
Rd 2, Pick 26 (58) Jean-Baptiste, Stanley CB 
Rd 4, Pick 26 (126) Fortt, Khairi ILB 
Rd 5, Pick 27 (167) Sunseri, Vinnie SS 
Rd 5, Pick 29 (169) Powell, Ronald OLB 
Rd 6, Pick 26 (202) Rooks, Tavon OT 
Scoreboard more
Mercedes-Benz Superdome - Wk 11 1 2 3 4 T
Cincinnati Bengals 7 6 7 7 27
New Orleans Saints 3 0 0 7 10
Schedule more
Wk Date Opponent Time
9 Thu, Oct 30 @ Carolina 28-10   W
10 Sun, Nov 09 San Francisco 24-27   L
11 Sun, Nov 16 Cincinnati 10-27   L
12 Mon, Nov 24 Baltimore 8:30 PM ET
13 Sun, Nov 30 @ Pittsburgh 1:00 PM ET
14 Sun, Dec 07 Carolina 1:00 PM ET
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Injuries more
Player (Pos) Injury
Robert Meachem (WR) Limited Pract - --
Pierre Thomas (RB) Limited Pract - --
Zach Strief (T) Full Pract - --
Mark Ingram (RB) Full Pract - --
Regular Season Leaders more
Passing Att Cmp Yds TDs
Drew Brees 417 290 3071 19
Rushing Car Yds Avg TDs
Mark Ingram 138 618 4.5 6
Khiry Robinson 64 330 5.2 2
Receiving Rec Yds Avg TDs
Jimmy Graham 59 623 10.6 7
Brandin Cooks 53 550 10.4 3
Marques Colston 34 536 15.8 1
Kenny Stills 31 431 13.9 2
Transactions more
Date Transaction
11/20 Edwin Baker (RB) Practice Squad (practice squad).
11/20 Tauren Poole (RB) Terminated (by Club) from Practice Squad (terminated (by club) from practice squad).
11/19 Brian Leonard (RB) Waived, No Recall (waived, no recall).
11/19 Jalen Saunders (WR) Terminated (by Player) from Practice Squad (terminated (by player) from practice squad).
NFC South more
Team W L T Win %
Atlanta 4 6 0 .400
New Orleans 4 6 0 .400
Carolina 3 7 1 .318
Tampa Bay 2 8 0 .200

Head Coach more

Sean Payton

Regular Season: 77-45

Postseason: 6-4

Experience: 7

Career record: 83-49

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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