New Orleans Saints

1st NFC South (13-3-0)

Founded: 1967

Stadium: Mercedes-Benz Superdome

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  • Saints' Okafor to enter FA after hitting sack mark

    Another veteran pass rusher appears on track to enter unrestricted free agency when the league's new calendar year begins on March 13: Saints defensive end Alex Okafor.
  • Davenport 'played through' pain during '18 season

    New Orleans Saints defensive end Marcus Davenport revealed on social media that he never got back to full strength after suffering a toe injury. The 2018 first-round pick suffered the injury in Week 8.
  • Saints re-signing FA defensive coordinator Allen

    Dennis Allen is staying in New Orleans. The Saints defensive coordinator is expected to receive a new deal with the organization, sources told NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport.
  • Payton binged Netflix, ice cream after loss to Rams

    Losses are tough to accept. Sean Payton drowned his latest defeat in ice cream and three days of Netflix, saying "I sat and probably didn't come out of my room" after the Saints fell to the Rams in the NFC title game.
  • Drew Brees: Saints, fans 'will always persevere'

    Saints quarterback Drew Brees, in an Instagram post Monday morning, told "Who Dat Nation" took keeps its collective head high and that they would persevere following NFC Championship Game loss.
  • Owner: Saints 'unfairly deprived' of SB opportunity

    Anger over the non-call that impeded the Saints' path to the Super Bowl on Sunday has been felt and exhibited by Saints fans and players alike. Now the owner is joining the city-wide chorus of boos and calls for change.
  • Saints QB Brees aiming to make 'another run at it'

    Following a heartbreaking defeat in the NFC Championship Game, Saints quarterback Drew Brees said he'll talk with coaches and teammates, but a return in 2019 is in the cards.
  • Rams hit 57-yard FG to advance to Super Bowl LIII

    Greg Zuerlein's 57-yard field goal in overtime lifted the Rams to a 26-23 victory against the Saints and a berth in Super Bowl LIII. Here's what we learned from Sunday's NFC Championship Game.
  • Saints LB Klein: 'We knew we'd see' Rams again

    Two months ago, the Saints knocked off the then-unbeaten Rams. Several New Orleans players came out of the game believing they'd probably meet again in the postseason. And they were right.
  • Saints TE Watson not expected to play vs. Rams

    Saints tight end Ben Watson not expected to play in Sunday's NFC Championship Game against the Rams because of appendicitis, Ian Rapoport reports.
  • 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.
Draft 2019 more
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Scoreboard more
Mercedes-Benz Superdome - Wk 20 1 2 3 4 OT T
Los Angeles Rams 0 10 7 6 3 26
New Orleans Saints 13 0 7 3 0 23
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 23-26   L
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Injuries more
Player (Pos) Injury
No Injuries Reported
Postseason Leaders more
Passing Att Cmp Yds TDs
Drew Brees 78 54 550 4
Rushing Car Yds Avg TDs
Alvin Kamara 24 86 3.6 0
Mark Ingram 18 84 4.7 0
Receiving Rec Yds Avg TDs
Michael Thomas 16 207 12.9 1
Alvin Kamara 15 131 8.7 0
Ted Ginn 6 102 17 0
Josh Hill 4 31 7.8 0
Transactions more
Date Transaction
2/6 Martez Carter (RB) Free Agent Signing (free agent signing).
1/21 Chris Campbell (DB) Reserve/Future (reserve/future).
1/21 J.T. Gray (DB) Reserve/Future (reserve/future).
1/21 Darnell Sankey (LB) Reserve/Future (reserve/future).
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: 8-6

Experience: 11

Career record: 126-80

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. 20, 2019 at 06:07 p.m.

    New Orleans Saints kicker Wil Lutz kicks a 31-yard field goal to put his team up 23-20 late in the NFC Championship Game.

  2. Published: Jan. 20, 2019 at 05:04 p.m.

    New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees quickly gets rid of the ball to quarterback Taysom Hill for a 2-yard touchdown.

  3. Published: Jan. 20, 2019 at 03:45 p.m.

    New Orleans Saints tight end Garrett Griffin catches a touchdown pass after two Los Angeles Rams defenders run into each other on the route.

  4. Published: Jan. 20, 2019 at 03:25 p.m.

    New Orleans Saints linebacker Demario Davis comes away with an early interception of Los Angeles Rams quarterback Jared Goff.

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