New Orleans Saints

1st NFC South (9-4-0)

Founded: 1967

Stadium: Mercedes-Benz Superdome

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Game Averages (2017)

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PTS
28.5(3rd)
YDS
400.7(1st)
PASS YDS
265.2(5th)
RUSH YDS
135.5(4th)
(league rank)

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Team News more

  • Drew Brees, Saints ordinary without Alvin Kamara

    12/07/2017
    Saints running back Alvin Kamara was off to another fast start against the Falcons on Thursday before an injury sidelined him in the first quarter. His absence was a big blow for New Orleans.
  • Payton on his game-ending penalty: 'I had enough'

    12/08/2017
    The Saints' chance at a final offensive possession was nullified by an unsportsmanlike penalty in the final 90 seconds from head coach Sean Payton, sealing their loss to the division rival Falcons.
  • Saints RB Kamara suffers concussion during loss

    12/08/2017
    The New Orleans Saints played most of Thursday night's 20-17 loss to the Atlanta Falcons without sensational rookie running back Alvin Kamara, who suffered a concussion in the first half.
  • Kuechly heaps praise on 'twitchy fast' RB Kamara

    12/01/2017
    The Carolina Panthers face the red-hot New Orleans Saints and rookie running back Alvin Kamara. Panthers linebacker Luke Kuechly complimented the rookie's technique.
  • Cam Jordan knows he'll see more mobile Newton

    11/30/2017
    In their last meeting during Week 3, the Saints defeated the Panthers 34-13. Cam Jordan sacked Cam Newton twice and the pass rusher is hoping for a repeat performance when the two face each other again Sunday.
  • Rams stifle Brees, beat Saints in key NFC game

    11/26/2017
    The Los Angeles Rams bounced back from a Week 11 loss to earn a statement win over the red-hot New Orleans Saints, outlasting a comeback attempt to take home a 26-20 win at the L.A. Coliseum.
  • Mark Ingram's great 2017 could trigger free agency

    11/26/2017
    While rookie Alvin Kamara is as electric as the Saints had hoped he'd be, Mark Ingram is quietly have the best season of his career -- and he might just cash in on it.
  • Saints DE Okafor out for season with torn Achilles

    11/20/2017
    The Saints earned the win Sunday but suffered a big loss on defense. Pass-rusher Alex Okafor is out for the season with a torn Achilles, NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reports.
  • Saints make history in overtime win over Redskins

    11/19/2017
    After falling behind by 15 points late in the fourth quarter, the white-hot New Orleans Saints rallied to pull off a thrilling 34-31 victory over the Washington Redskins in Week 11.
  • Saints signing running back Jonathan Williams

    11/14/2017
    Jonathan Williams had a promising preseason, then was cut and hasn't been seen on an NFL field since. He'll soon have his best chance of returning to one after signing with the New Orleans Saints.
  • Brees: 'I don't plan on leaving New Orleans ever'

    11/14/2017
    Drew Brees isn't bashful about his desire to finish his career in New Orleans. But his age, the Saints' shift in offensive style and an uncertain cap situation might make that difficult to ensure.
  • Super Saints dominate in lopsided win over Bills

    11/12/2017
    The New Orleans Saints proved once and for all that they are among the NFL's elite teams this season with a 47-10 dismantling of the Buffalo Bills in Orchard Park.
Draft 2017 more
Pick Player
Rd 1, Pick 11 (11) Lattimore, Marshon CB 
Rd 1, Pick 32 (32) Ramczyk, Ryan OT 
Rd 2, Pick 10 (42) Williams, Marcus S 
Rd 3, Pick 3 (67) Kamara, Alvin RB 
Rd 3, Pick 12 (76) Anzalone, Alex LB 
Rd 3, Pick 39 (103) Hendrickson, Trey OLB 
Rd 6, Pick 12 (196) Muhammad, Al-Quadin DE 
Scoreboard more
Mercedes-Benz Stadium - Wk 14 1 2 3 4 T
New Orleans Saints 3 7 7 0 17
Atlanta Falcons 3 7 0 10 20
Schedule more
Wk Date Opponent Time
12 Sun, Nov 26 @ Los Angeles Rams 20-26   L
13 Sun, Dec 03 Carolina 31-21   W
14 Thu, Dec 07 @ Atlanta 17-20   L
15 Sun, Dec 17 New York Jets 1:00 PM ET
16 Sun, Dec 24 Atlanta 1:00 PM ET
17 Sun, Dec 31 @ Tampa Bay 1:00 PM ET
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Injuries more
Player (Pos) Injury
No Injuries Reported
Regular Season Leaders more
Passing Att Cmp Yds TDs
Drew Brees 442 317 3569 19
Rushing Car Yds Avg TDs
Mark Ingram 192 971 5.1 9
Alvin Kamara 87 608 7 7
Receiving Rec Yds Avg TDs
Michael Thomas 85 992 11.7 4
Ted Ginn 46 678 14.7 3
Alvin Kamara 62 639 10.3 4
Brandon Coleman 20 348 17.4 3
Transactions more
Date Transaction
12/12 Bryce Harris (OT) Waived, No Recall (waived, no recall).
12/12 George Johnson (DE) Free Agent Signing (free agent signing).
12/8 David Parry (NT) Reserve/Suspended By Commissioner-Less than One Year (reserve/suspended by commissioner-less than one year).
12/7 David Parry (NT) Reserve/Suspended By Commissioner-Less than One Year (reserve/suspended by commissioner-less than one year).
NFC South more
Team W L T Win %
New Orleans 9 4 0 .692
Carolina 9 4 0 .692
Atlanta 8 5 0 .615
Tampa Bay 4 9 0 .308

Head Coach more

Sean Payton

Regular Season: 103-70

Postseason: 6-4

Experience: 10

Career record: 109-74

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: Dec. 13, 2017 at 11:11 a.m.

    New Orleans Saints cornerback Marshon Lattimore picks off a pass from Atlanta Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan.

  2. Published: Dec. 8, 2017 at 12:53 a.m.

    New Orleans Saints wide receiver Tommylee Lewis helps tie the game with an incredible 26-yard touchdown reception from quarterback Drew Brees.

  3. Published: Dec. 7, 2017 at 11:28 p.m.

    New Orleans Saints wide receiver Michael Thomas is left wide open and dashes upfield for a 35-yard completion on the final drive of the game.

  4. Published: Dec. 7, 2017 at 10:45 p.m.

    New Orleans Saints safety Marcus Williams comes up with a big red zone interception.

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