New Orleans Saints

1st NFC South (3-0-0)

Founded: 1967

Stadium: Mercedes-Benz Superdome

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Game Averages (2014)

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PTS
26.7
(4th)
YDS
376.7
(3rd)
PASS YDS
256.3
(4th)
RUSH YDS
120.3
(11th)
(league rank)

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  • Pierre Thomas: My role is going to change 'a whole lot'

    08/21/2014
    Pierre Thomas expects to be used mainly as a pass protector and receiver out of the New Orleans Saints' backfield -- a dramatic departure from his role as a lead back in recent years.
  • Ingram wants bigger role in Saints' passing game

    08/19/2014
    Mark Ingram caught his first NFL touchdown pass over the weekend. Now the New Orleans Saints running back would like a chance to prove he can handle a larger role in the passing attack.
  • Graham: I have to stop goal-post dunks

    08/18/2014
    After being flagged twice for dunking the ball last weekend, New Orleans Saints tight end Jimmy Graham admitted he's done with the celebration. Graham said he'd never do anything to hurt his team.
  • Brees returns to practice, plans to play vs. Colts

    08/18/2014
    Drew Brees is back under center. The New Orleans Saints QB returned to practice Sunday, participating in team drills for the first time since injuring his oblique.
  • Saints' Payton on penalties: 'Obviously, that was painful to watch'

    08/16/2014
    Penalties have been a focal point this preseason. Coaches such as the Saints' Sean Payton, who saw his team whistled for 22 fouls Friday, are perturbed at their own players for not being more disciplined.
  • Payton upset with Graham, team in Saints' win

    08/16/2014
    Jimmy Graham caught two touchdown passes, celebrating both with now-banned celebratory dunks over the goal post, and the New Orleans Saints earned a 31-24 preseason victory over the Tennessee Titans on Friday night.
  • Pierre Thomas third on Saints' RB depth chart

    08/11/2014
    Pierre Thomas has fallen behind Mark Ingram and Khiry Robinson on the New Orleans Saints' depth chart, but that doesn't necessarily mean that the running back's role will be minimized in 2014.
  • Rookie Cooks shines for Saints vs. Rams

    08/09/2014
    New Orleans Saints wide receiver Brandin Cooks was a big ATL favorite before playing a snap. After one preseason game against the St. Louis Rams, the love for the rookie wideout looks justified.
  • Confident Sam surprises in Rams' loss to Saints

    08/09/2014
    Mark Ingram had eight carries for 83 yards and a 22-yard touchdown in the first half and the New Orleans Saints won their preseason opener without Drew Brees, beating the St. Louis Rams 26-24 on Friday night.
  • Vaccaro: 'Stronger' Graham 'flying' at Saints camp

    08/07/2014
    Fully healthy and with a new contract in tow, Saints tight end Jimmy Graham is turning heads at Saints camp, according to safety Kenny Vaccaro. How potent will New Orleans' offense be?
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
Lucas Oil Stadium - Wk 3 1 2 3 4 T
New Orleans Saints 14 6 0 3 23
Indianapolis Colts 7 3 0 7 17
Schedule more
Wk Date Opponent Time
P1 Fri, Aug 08 @ St. Louis 26-24   W
P2 Fri, Aug 15 Tennessee 31-24   W
P3 Sat, Aug 23 @ Indianapolis 23-17   W
P4 Thu, Aug 28 Baltimore 8:00 PM ET
1 Sun, Sep 07 @ Atlanta 1:00 PM ET
2 Sun, Sep 14 @ Cleveland 1:00 PM ET
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Injuries more
Player (Pos) Injury
No Injuries Reported
Preseason Leaders more
Passing Att Cmp Yds TDs
Ryan Griffin 55 37 404 3
Rushing Car Yds Avg TDs
Mark Ingram 21 148 7 1
Travaris Cadet 19 56 2.9 0
Receiving Rec Yds Avg TDs
Joe Morgan 7 148 21.1 0
Jimmy Graham 9 110 12.2 2
Pierre Thomas 7 93 13.3 0
Josh Hill 4 84 21 0
Transactions more
Date Transaction
8/25 Andy Tanner (WR) Waived, Injured, Prior to Cut to 75 (waived, injured, prior to cut to 75).
8/25 Ty Nsekhe (OT) Waived, Injured, Prior to Cut to 75 (waived, injured, prior to cut to 75).
8/25 Ty Zimmerman (DB) Waived, Injured, Prior to Cut to 75 (waived, injured, prior to cut to 75).
8/22 Chidera Uzo-Diribe (LB) Waived, No Recall (waived, no recall).
NFC South more
Team W L T Win %
New Orleans 0 0 0 .000
Tampa Bay 0 0 0 .000
Carolina 0 0 0 .000
Atlanta 0 0 0 .000

Head Coach more

Sean Payton

Regular Season: 73-39

Postseason: 6-4

Experience: 7

Career record: 79-43

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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