New Orleans Saints

1st NFC South (11-5-0)

Founded: 1967

Stadium: Mercedes-Benz Superdome

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Game Averages (2017)

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PTS
28.0(4th)
YDS
391.2(2nd)
PASS YDS
261.8(5th)
RUSH YDS
129.4(5th)
(league rank)

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Team News more

  • Saints' Josh Hill reportedly had surgery on finger

    02/07/2018
    Saints Josh Hill had surgery to repair a finger on his left hand that had become locked at a "90-degree angle". Hill caught 16 passes for 125 yards and a touchdown in the regular season.
  • Saints' Alvin Kamara takes home Offensive ROY

    02/03/2018
    The most electric and elusive talent in the Saints' renowned 2017 draft class is taking home some hardware. Alvin Kamara won the AP Offensive Rookie of the Year at NFL Honors on Saturday.
  • Saints GM: We were so close to being in three SBs

    01/26/2018
    Though the winner of the game ultimately didn't make it to Minneapolis, Saints GM Mickey Loomis still feels as though his team left another trip to the Super Bowl on the field at U.S. Bank Stadium.
  • Saints coach Payton on Brees: 'He's coming back'

    01/25/2018
    Drew Brees is heading toward free agency, but it looks like he won't make it to open market. Saints general manager Mickey Loomis and coach Sean Payton are confident a deal will get done.
  • Brees, Saints 'shell-shocked' after walk-off loss

    01/14/2018
    The end came quickly and suddenly for the New Orleans Saints, and in the minutes and hours after their walk-off loss in Minnesota, many players still hadn't recovered from the shocking 29-24 defeat.
  • Morstead thanks Vikes fans for charity donations

    01/18/2018
    Thanks to Thomas Morstead's professionalism and the kindness of Minnesota Vikings fans, the Children's Minnesota Child Life Program will be receiving a generous donation.
  • Brees: Saints 'night and day' from Week 1 squad

    01/09/2018
    The Vikings host the Saints for the second time in four months after opening the year with a win over New Orleans at U.S. Bank Stadium. Brees said Monday both teams are so different from the Week 1 tilt.
  • Brees, Saints ready for another Super Bowl run

    01/08/2018
    It was vintage Drew Brees on Sunday, as the QB shredded the Panthers' defense to the tune of 376 yards and two touchdowns. Gregg Rosenthal says the Saints could be poised to make another Super Bowl run.
  • Saints DE Jordan mocks 'Speedbump McGee' Kalil

    01/08/2018
    Cameron Jordan was seen shouting at members of Carolina's O-line. When asked about his barbs, the Saints defensive end called out his main competition, Panthers left tackle Matt Kalil.
  • Divisional Round schedule: Jaguars-Steelers rematch

    01/07/2018
    The 2018 Divisional Round schedule was confirmed Sunday following two nail-biting wild-card clashes. Two of the four games are rematches from earlier this season.
  • Saints survive Panthers with late sack of Newton

    01/07/2018
    The Saints withstood a second-half charge from the Panthers on Sunday night, beating their division rivals 31-26 to move on to a Divisional Round matchup with the Vikings.
  • Saints clinch NFC South title despite loss to Bucs

    12/31/2017
    The New Orleans Saints (11-5) clinched the NFC South on Sunday, thanks to the Atlanta Falcons' (10-6) 22-10 win over the Carolina Panthers (11-5).
  • Evans set to apologize to Lattimore for Week 9 hit

    12/29/2017
    The last time the Buccaneers faced the Saints in Week 9, Mike Evans had a meltdown, launching himself into the back of New Orleans CB Marshon Lattimore. Evans said he plans to apologize to the rookie Sunday.
  • Saints throttle Falcons, clinch postseason berth

    12/24/2017
    In a relatively ho-hum installment of one of the NFL's great rivalries, the New Orleans Saints (11-4) throttled the Atlanta Falcons (9-6), 23-13, and clinched a playoff berth.
  • Saints to place Kenny Vaccaro on injured reserve

    12/21/2017
    NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported safety Kenny Vaccaro is headed to injured reserve, according to a source informed of the decision. Vaccaro has been dealing with multiple injuries.
  • Reggie Bush on NFL career: 'I'm done. For sure'

    12/15/2017
    Reggie Bush still feels like he has something left in the tank for the NFL. Nonetheless, the former New Orleans Saints running back announced his career is officially over.
Draft 2018 more
Pick Player
Rd 1, Pick 27 (27)  
Scoreboard more
U.S. Bank Stadium - Wk 19 1 2 3 4 T
New Orleans Saints 0 0 7 17 24
Minnesota Vikings 10 7 0 12 29
Schedule more
Wk Date Opponent Time
14 Thu, Dec 07 @ Atlanta 17-20   L
15 Sun, Dec 17 New York Jets 31-19   W
16 Sun, Dec 24 Atlanta 23-13   W
17 Sun, Dec 31 @ Tampa Bay 24-31   L
WC Sun, Jan 07 Carolina 31-26   W
DIV Sun, Jan 14 @ Minnesota 24-29   L
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Injuries more
Player (Pos) Injury
No Injuries Reported
Postseason Leaders more
Passing Att Cmp Yds TDs
Drew Brees 73 48 670 5
Rushing Car Yds Avg TDs
Alvin Kamara 21 66 3.1 1
Mark Ingram 19 47 2.5 0
Receiving Rec Yds Avg TDs
Michael Thomas 15 216 14.4 2
Ted Ginn 12 187 15.6 1
Josh Hill 6 103 17.2 1
Alvin Kamara 5 72 14.4 1
Transactions more
Date Transaction
2/6 Josh Huff (WR) Free Agent Signing (free agent signing).
2/6 Jay Elliott (LB) Free Agent Signing (free agent signing).
2/5 Tony McDaniel (DT) Terminated, Vested Veteran, all contracts (terminated, vested veteran, all contracts).
1/26 Josh Huff (WR) Reserve/Future (reserve/future).
NFC South more
Team W L T Win %
New Orleans 11 5 0 .688
Carolina 11 5 0 .688
Atlanta 10 6 0 .625
Tampa Bay 5 11 0 .313

Head Coach more

Sean Payton

Regular Season: 105-71

Postseason: 7-5

Experience: 11

Career record: 112-76

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. 14, 2018 at 09:29 p.m.

    New Orleans Saints running back Alvin Kamara leaps over Minnesota Vikings linebacker Eric Kendricks for a 14-yard touchdown.

  2. Published: Jan. 14, 2018 at 08:05 p.m.

    New Orleans Saints kicker Will Lutz nails a 43-yard field goal.

  3. Published: Jan. 14, 2018 at 07:12 p.m.

    New Orleans Saints wide receiver Michael Thomas fools Minnesota Vikings cornerback Terence Newman and gets open for a 3-yard TD.

  4. Published: Jan. 14, 2018 at 07:00 p.m.

    Minnesota Vikings quarterback Case Keenum gets under pressure and throws up a ball into the air that is easily intercepted by New Orleans Saints safety Marcus Williams.

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