New Orleans Saints

1st NFC South (3-1-0)

Founded: 1967

Stadium: Mercedes-Benz Superdome

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Game Averages (2014)

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PTS
23.2
(8th)
YDS
329.5
(13th)
PASS YDS
229.2
(12th)
RUSH YDS
100.2
(19th)
(league rank)

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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 4 1 2 3 4 T
Baltimore Ravens 3 13 3 3 22
New Orleans Saints 7 6 0 0 13
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 13-22   L
1 Sun, Sep 07 @ Atlanta 1:00 PM ET
2 Sun, Sep 14 @ Cleveland 1:00 PM ET
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Player (Pos) Injury
No Injuries Reported
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Passing Att Cmp Yds TDs
Ryan Griffin 77 48 530 3
Rushing Car Yds Avg TDs
Mark Ingram 22 156 7.1 1
Travaris Cadet 26 80 3.1 0
Receiving Rec Yds Avg TDs
Joe Morgan 11 181 16.5 0
Jimmy Graham 9 110 12.2 2
Brandin Cooks 9 101 11.2 1
Pierre Thomas 7 93 13.3 0
Transactions more
Date Transaction
8/26 Kevin Reddick (ILB) Waived, No Recall (waived, no recall).
8/26 Andy Tanner (WR) Reserve/Injured from Waived/Injured; Not Against 90 (reserve/injured from waived/injured; not against 90).
8/26 Andy Tanner (WR) Reserve/Injured from Waived/Injured; Not Against 90 (reserve/injured from waived/injured; not against 90).
8/26 Rod Sweeting (CB) 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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