New Orleans Saints

4th NFC South (--)

Founded: 1967

Stadium: Mercedes-Benz Superdome

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Game Averages (2015)

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PTS
25.5(8th)
YDS
403.8(2nd)
PASS YDS
310.6(1st)
RUSH YDS
93.2(24th)
(league rank)

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Team News more

  • Brees, Saints haven't talked new deal in 3 months

    07/24/2016
    Drew Brees will likely be without a new contract when the Saints report to training camp next week. Will the two sides strike a deal before the quarterback plays out his final year?
  • Payton: Brees isn't slowing down

    07/12/2016
    Drew Brees and Sean Payton have been together for a decade, and even as the quarterback's age climbs, the coach doesn't see any indicator that he's slowing down.
  • Harper 'can't wait' to trash talk Panthers

    07/07/2016
    Roman Harper returned to the New Orleans Saints after a two-year stint with the Carolina Panthers. Entering his 11th year in the NFC South, Harper says he can't wait to trash talk his former teammates.
  • Saints planning to keep training camp in West Virginia

    06/28/2016
    The New Orleans Saints are planning to keep their training camp in West Virginia after recent flooding in the state killed at least 23 people.
  • Campbell keeping fiery reputation with Saints

    06/25/2016
    Dan Campbell?s star rose last season during his time as the Dolphins? fiery interim head coach following the ouster of Joe Philbin. How his fiery reputation is continuing with the Saints.
  • Wilson put on IR

    06/26/2016
    The Saints placed cornerback and former first-round pick Kyle Wilson on the reserved / injury list Friday. NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport reported that Wilson suffered a torn labrum in his shoulder.
  • 'He's always open'

    06/19/2016
    Drew Brees is looking forward to getting new tight end Coby Fleener up to speed on the Saints offense. The quarterback believes he can use a big target like Fleener to exploit defenses.
  • C.J. Spiller: I know I can flourish in Saints' offense

    06/11/2016
    After an injury-ridden and underwhelming first season in New Orleans, C.J. is ready to thrive in the Saints' offense. In fact, the running back says he knows he can flourish in the Saints' offense.
  • Harper back to Saints after Panthers stint

    06/07/2016
    Roman Harper was a key part of the Panthers' defensive resurgence the past two seasons in Carolina, and now he's returning to his old NFC South club. Harper is re-signing with the Saints.
  • Strief: 'Quarterbacking robot' Brees deserves raise

    06/06/2016
    New Orleans Saints right tackle Zach Strief called Drew Brees a "quarterbacking robot" for how consistent the passer is on and off the field. Strief said no one deserves to get paid more.
  • Brees raves about Saints rookie WR Michael Thomas: 'He gets it'

    06/03/2016
    Drew Brees raved about wide receiver Michael Thomas this week. The Saints quarterback was impressed by how quickly the rookie wideout "gets it."
  • Will Smith's accused killer told authorities he shot in self-defense

    06/03/2016
    A judge has set a Sept. 20 trial date for Cardell Hayes, the man accused of shooting and killing former New Orleans Saints standout Will Smith.
  • Akiem Hicks backs Ryan's claim against Saints

    06/03/2016
    We have a new twist in the on-going feud between Rob Ryan and Sean Payton. And it comes in the form of ex-Saints defender Akiem Hicks, who backs Ryan's claim that his power was stripped in NOLA.
  • Ryan: Saints' last-place defense wasn't my fault

    05/30/2016
    Rob Ryan recently cleared up confusion surrounding his stint as Saints DC. Rob said it wasn't his fault for the team's last-place defensive finish. Sean Payton doesn't see it that way.
Draft 2016 more
Pick Player
Rd 1, Pick 12 (12) Rankins, Sheldon DT 
Rd 2, Pick 16 (47) Thomas, Michael WR 
Rd 2, Pick 30 (61) Bell, Vonn FS 
Rd 4, Pick 22 (120) Onyemata, David DT 
Rd 7, Pick 16 (237) Lasco, Daniel RB 
Scoreboard more
Georgia Dome - Wk 17 1 2 3 4 T
New Orleans Saints 7 7 3 3 20
Atlanta Falcons 3 14 0 0 17
Schedule more
Wk Date Opponent Time
P1 Thu, Aug 11 @ New England 7:30 PM ET
P2 Sat, Aug 20 @ Houston 8:00 PM ET
P3 Fri, Aug 26 Pittsburgh 8:00 PM ET
P4 Thu, Sep 01 Baltimore 8:00 PM ET
1 Sun, Sep 11 Oakland 1:00 PM ET
2 Sun, Sep 18 @ New York Giants 1:00 PM ET
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Injuries more
Player (Pos) Injury
No Injuries Reported
Postseason Leaders more
Passing Att Cmp Yds TDs
No Statistics to Report
Rushing Car Yds Avg TDs
No Statistics to Report
Receiving Rec Yds Avg TDs
No Statistics to Report
Transactions more
Date Transaction
7/6 Darryl Tapp (DE) Free Agent Signing (free agent signing).
6/24 Kyle Wilson (DB) Reserve/Injured; Prior to Cut to 75 (reserve/injured; prior to cut to 75).
6/24 C.J. Wilson (DE) Free Agent Signing (free agent signing).
6/17 Jamarca Sanford (SS) Reserve/Injured; Prior to Cut to 75 (reserve/injured; prior to cut to 75).
NFC South more
Team W L T Win %
Atlanta 0 0 0 .000
Carolina 0 0 0 .000
Tampa Bay 0 0 0 .000
New Orleans 0 0 0 .000

Head Coach more

Sean Payton

Regular Season: 87-57

Postseason: 6-4

Experience: 9

Career record: 93-61

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. 19, 2016 at 08:44 p.m.

    Tracy Porter picks off a Peyton Manning pass and takes it back for a back-breaking Saints TD.

  2. Published: Jan. 3, 2016 at 04:41 p.m.

    New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees connects with Benjamin Watson for a 13-yard touchdown.

  3. Published: Jan. 3, 2016 at 04:04 p.m.

    Saints Kai Forbath hits game-winning FG, Payton and Brees celebrate

  4. Published: Jan. 3, 2016 at 03:54 p.m.

    Falcons Matt Ryan intercepted by Saints Jamarca Sanford

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