New Orleans Saints

2nd NFC South (3-4-0)

Founded: 1967

Stadium: Mercedes-Benz Superdome

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  • Rex on Rob Ryan: 'He's one of the smartest coaches' in NFL

    Jets coach Rex Ryan believes that his twin, Saints defensive coordinator Rob, has one of the smartest minds in the league -- and will one day helm his own team. The only thing standing in Rob's way? A haircut.
  • Saints suspend Joe Morgan

    Once an intriguing prospect, Saints wide receiver Joe Morgan has been placed on the reserve/suspended list -- and seemed just as surprised as the rest of us. Will he see the field again?
  • Saints' win over Packers was NFC South's first since October 5

    The New Orleans Saints bulldozed the Green Bay Packers 44-23 Sunday night. Jimmy Graham said the tempo the Saints' offense employed is a big builder for the team's chances of winning the NFC South.
  • Saints' Drew Brees bests Rodgers, Packers on 'SNF'

    Drew Brees completed 27 of 32 passes for 311 yards and three touchdowns, and the New Orleans Saints ended the Green Bay Packers' four-game winning streak, 44-23 on Sunday night.
  • Ingram's career night propels Saints

    After flashing signs in the preseason, Mark Ingram looks healthy, rattling off 172 yards to help the New Orleans Saints in 44-23 over the Green Bay Packers on Sunday night. What are our takeaways?
  • Saints RBs Thomas (rib/shoulder), Robinson (forearm) out Sunday

    The New Orleans Saints' rushing attack will be depleted Sunday as both Pierre Thomas (rib/shoulder) and Khiry Robinson (forearm) will miss Sunday's prime-time matchup with the Green Bay Packers.
  • Payton turns to cartoon in attempt to motivate Saints

    Will Sean Payton be able to turn his team around with the Green Bay Packers coming to town? The New Orleans Saints coach is pulling out all the stops to inspire his 2-4 squad.
  • Brees: Saints not in 'must-win' situation vs. Packers

    The New Orleans Saints have lost four of their first six games to start the season, but Drew Brees doesn't believe a loss Sunday night against the streaking Green Bay Packers sets off the panic alarm.
  • Saints' defense plans to force turnovers in 'Operation: Feed Drew'

    The New Orleans Saints are becoming desperate for wins -- and they've come up with a plan to generate enough turnovers to turn the tide. Introducing, "Operation: Feed Drew."
  • Two of game's best QBs square off in primetime

    Football fans tuning into Sunday night's Green Bay Packers-New Orleans Saints primetime showcase will get a rare treat: Two potential Pro Football Hall of Fame passers dueling under the dome.
  • Brees: I let Saints down in loss to Lions

    Drew Brees endured another rough outing Sunday and admitted as such, throwing an interception that eventually led to the Detroit Lions' go-ahead score. Can the New Orleans Saints' franchise QB return to form?
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
Mercedes-Benz Superdome - Wk 8 1 2 3 4 T
Green Bay Packers 10 6 0 7 23
New Orleans Saints 10 6 14 14 44
Schedule more
Wk Date Opponent Time
7 Sun, Oct 19 @ Detroit 23-24   L
8 Sun, Oct 26 Green Bay 44-23   W
9 Thu, Oct 30 @ Carolina 8:25 PM ET
10 Sun, Nov 09 San Francisco 1:00 PM ET
11 Sun, Nov 16 Cincinnati 1:00 PM ET
12 Mon, Nov 24 Baltimore 8:30 PM ET
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Injuries more
Player (Pos) Injury
Pierre Thomas (RB) Did Not Pract - --
David Hawthorne (LB) Did Not Pract - --
Khiry Robinson (RB) Did Not Pract - --
Jonathan Goodwin (C) Limited Pract - --
Regular Season Leaders more
Passing Att Cmp Yds TDs
Drew Brees 295 205 2227 14
Rushing Car Yds Avg TDs
Mark Ingram 58 331 5.7 4
Khiry Robinson 64 330 5.2 2
Receiving Rec Yds Avg TDs
Jimmy Graham 39 435 11.2 4
Marques Colston 25 408 16.3 1
Brandin Cooks 40 372 9.3 2
Kenny Stills 19 301 15.8 1
Transactions more
Date Transaction
10/28 Tom Crabtree (TE) Free Agent Signing (free agent signing).
10/28 Joe Morgan (WR) Reserve/Suspended by Club (reserve/suspended by club).
10/25 Edwin Baker (RB) Terminated (by Player) from Practice Squad (terminated (by player) from practice squad).
10/25 Edwin Baker (RB) Free Agent Signing (free agent signing).
NFC South more
Team W L T Win %
Carolina 3 4 1 .438
New Orleans 3 4 0 .429
Atlanta 2 6 0 .250
Tampa Bay 1 6 0 .143

Head Coach more

Sean Payton

Regular Season: 76-43

Postseason: 6-4

Experience: 7

Career record: 82-47

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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