New Orleans Saints

3rd NFC South (7-9-0)

Founded: 1967

Stadium: Mercedes-Benz Superdome

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Game Averages (2017)

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PTS
29.3(2nd)
YDS
426.0(1st)
PASS YDS
317.1(1st)
RUSH YDS
108.9(16th)
(league rank)

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  • Report: RB Fournette meets with NFC South team

    04/14/2017
    RB Leonard Fournette visited the New Orleans Saints Friday, according to a report.
  • A.P. isn't expected to sign with team before draft

    04/13/2017
    Adrian Peterson will continue to wait. Barring a dramatic shift, the free-agent running back is not expected to land a deal with a team prior to the draft, according to NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport.
  • Laurinaitis retires after 8 NFL seasons

    04/12/2017
    James Laurinaitis announced his retirement after eight NFL seasons. The second-round pick by the Rams in 2009 wrote on Twitter that his body was telling him it was time to box up the shoulder pads.
  • A.P. set to visit Saints next week

    04/11/2017
    Adrian Peterson has scheduled his third visit of free agency. The former Minnesota Vikings running back will meet with the New Orleans Saints next week.
  • Jahri Evans: 'I'm just waiting for that phone call'

    04/06/2017
    Six-time Pro Bowl guard Jahri Evans might have said his goodbyes to New Orleans (again), but that doesn't mean he's saying goodbye to the NFL.
  • NFC South Offseason Overhaul: Bucs strike gold

    04/14/2017
    Atlanta ruled the NFC South in 2016, but is Tampa Bay a threat to the crown after signing Chris Baker and DeSean Jackson? Chris Wesseling studies offseason developments in the division.
  • Payton has 'an exact vision' for how he'll use Ginn

    03/31/2017
    Sean Payton no longer has Brandin Cooks on his roster, but he seems pretty excited about Ted Ginn playing for the Saints. "There's a level of toughness that comes with him," Payton says.
  • Chase Daniel signs one-year deal with Saints

    03/29/2017
    Chase Daniel is signing a one-year deal with the New Orleans Saints, where he began his NFL career as a quarterback, NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported.
  • Sean Payton: Saints not close to deal with Johnny Manziel

    03/29/2017
    The New Orleans Saints aren't about to sign Johnny Manziel, but that didn't stop coach Sean Payton from dishing about his Super Bowl week breakfast with the unemployed quarterback.
  • Saints won't trade 11th pick for Butler

    03/29/2017
    New Orleans Saints coach Sean Payton said the Saints would not sign the New England Patriots' corner to an offer sheet and give up the No. 11 pick.
  • Payton, Saints have interest in Manziel

    03/24/2017
    Could Johnny Manziel be on a roster this coming season? NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reports Saints coach Sean Payton has taken interest in the former first-round quarterback.
  • FA roundup: Te'o heading to Saints

    03/22/2017
    After spending the last four seasons in San Diego, former Chargers linebacker Manti Te'o is on the move to New Orleans. He wasn't the only player to join a new team Tuesday.
  • Are Pats targeting Saints' No. 11 pick for Butler?

    03/21/2017
    The Patriots are willing to wait on Malcolm Butler and the Saints to make their next move. Is New England eyeing New Orleans' No. 11 overall draft pick in exchange for the cornerback?
  • Malcolm Butler leaves Payton impressed

    03/17/2017
    Restricted free agent Malcolm Butler visited the Saints on Thursday, and coach Sean Payton was pleased with what he saw from the New England Patriots' dynamic cornerback.
Draft 2017 more
Pick Player
Rd 1, Pick 11 (11)  
Rd 1, Pick 32 (32)  
Rd 2, Pick 10 (42)  
Rd 3, Pick 12 (76)  
Rd 3, Pick 39 (103)  
Rd 6, Pick 12 (196)  
Rd 7, Pick 11 (229)  
Scoreboard more
Georgia Dome - Wk 17 1 2 3 4 T
New Orleans Saints 10 3 0 19 32
Atlanta Falcons 14 21 3 0 38
Schedule more
Wk Date Opponent Time
1 Mon, Sep 11 @ Minnesota 7:10 PM ET
2 Sun, Sep 17 New England 1:00 PM ET
3 Sun, Sep 24 @ Carolina 1:00 PM ET
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
No Injuries Reported
Postseason Leaders more
Passing Att Cmp Yds TDs
No Statistics to Report
Rushing Car Yds Avg TDs
No Statistics to Report
Receiving Rec Yds Avg TDs
No Statistics to Report
Transactions more
Date Transaction
4/5 Luke McCown (QB) Terminated, Vested Veteran, all contracts (terminated, vested veteran, all contracts).
3/31 Chase Daniel (QB) Free Agent Signing (free agent signing).
3/30 Rafael Bush (DB) Unrestricted Free Agent Signing (unrestricted free agent signing).
3/29 John Phillips (TE) Unrestricted Free Agent Signing (unrestricted free agent signing).
NFC South more
Team W L T Win %
Atlanta 11 5 0 .688
Tampa Bay 9 7 0 .563
New Orleans 7 9 0 .438
Carolina 6 10 0 .375

Head Coach more

Sean Payton

Regular Season: 94-66

Postseason: 6-4

Experience: 10

Career record: 100-70

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. 1, 2017 at 08:24 p.m.

    New Orleans Saints wide receiver Willie Snead brings in a 35-yard gain.

  2. Published: Jan. 1, 2017 at 08:23 p.m.

    New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees throws a 22-yard pass to Michael Thomas.

  3. Published: Jan. 1, 2017 at 08:21 p.m.

    New Orleans Saints running back Mark Ingram busts free for a 38-yard run. With it, he goes over 1,000 yards rushing on the season for the first time in his career.

  4. Published: Jan. 1, 2017 at 07:50 p.m.

    New Orleans Saints running back Mark Ingram scores on a 1-yard touchdown.

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