New Orleans Saints

2nd NFC South (2-4-0)

Founded: 1967

Stadium: Mercedes-Benz Superdome

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  • 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?
  • Graham limited to zero catches

    Jimmy Graham was hobbled all week with an injured shoulder and the Detroit Lions held him without a catch in the New Orleans Saints' loss on Sunday. Was he being used as a decoy?
  • Saints' Ingram '100 percent, full tilt' vs. Lions

    Mark Ingram returned to full practice Wednesday, declaring himself "100 percent" for Sunday's game against the Lions. Will Ingram resume his starting role in the Saints backfield?
  • Graham expected to miss 2-3 weeks after Saints' bye

    Jimmy Graham suffered a shoulder sprain in the New Orleans Saints' win last week. NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport reported the tight end will miss two to three weeks after the bye.
  • Saints rally to beat Bucs in overtime

    Pierre Thomas and Khiry Robinson did the heavy lifting in the Saints' overtime victory over the Buccaneers. Will the Saints snap out of their early-season malaise?
  • Graham hurts shoulder

    New Orleans Saints tight end Jimmy Graham was ruled out at halftime against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers with an injury. Ian Rapoport reports that the team believes Graham's right shoulder is sprained.
  • Sproles: I felt the Saints 'did me wrong'

    Steve Smith isn't the only star taking shots at his former team. Philadelphia Eagles running back Darren Sproles said Thursday that he felt disrespected because the Saints did him wrong.
  • Saints cruise past Vikes for first win

    Drew Brees and the Saints held on to an early lead in a 20-9 win over a Vikings team that lost quarterback Matt Cassel to injury. How did rookie signal-caller Teddy Bridgewater look in defeat?
  • Strief: Right now, we're a bad team

    The New Orleans Saints are 1-8 in their last nine road games, and they aren't sugarcoating it. "Right now, we're not a very good football team," offensive tackle Zach Strief said after Sunday's debacle in Dallas.
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
Ford Field - Wk 7 1 2 3 4 T
New Orleans Saints 0 10 7 6 23
Detroit Lions 0 3 7 14 24
Schedule more
Wk Date Opponent Time
5 Sun, Oct 05 Tampa Bay 37-31   W
6 Bye
7 Sun, Oct 19 @ Detroit 23-24   L
8 Sun, Oct 26 Green Bay 8:30 PM ET
9 Thu, Oct 30 @ Carolina 8:25 PM ET
10 Sun, Nov 09 San Francisco 1:00 PM ET
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Injuries more
Player (Pos) Injury
Keenan Lewis (CB) Limited Pract - --
Pierre Thomas (RB) Did Not Pract - --
Khiry Robinson (RB) Did Not Pract - --
Kyle Knox (LB) Did Not Pract - --
Regular Season Leaders more
Passing Att Cmp Yds TDs
Drew Brees 263 178 1916 11
Rushing Car Yds Avg TDs
Khiry Robinson 64 330 5.2 2
Mark Ingram 34 159 4.7 3
Receiving Rec Yds Avg TDs
Jimmy Graham 34 376 11.1 3
Marques Colston 21 359 17.1 1
Brandin Cooks 34 278 8.2 1
Kenny Stills 15 244 16.3 1
Transactions more
Date Transaction
10/22 Todd Davis (LB) Practice Squad (practice squad).
10/21 Alex Parsons (G) Terminated (by Club) from Practice Squad (terminated (by club) from practice squad).
10/21 Eric Olsen (G) Free Agent Signing (free agent signing).
10/21 DeMarcus Love (T) Practice Squad (practice squad).
NFC South more
Team W L T Win %
Carolina 3 3 1 .500
New Orleans 2 4 0 .333
Atlanta 2 5 0 .286
Tampa Bay 1 5 0 .167

Head Coach more

Sean Payton

Regular Season: 75-43

Postseason: 6-4

Experience: 7

Career record: 81-47

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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