New Orleans Saints

4th NFC South (--)

Founded: 1967

Stadium: Mercedes-Benz Superdome

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  • Saints decline to match Ravens' offer for Snead

    The New Orleans Saints will not match the Baltimore Ravens' offer sheet made to wide receiver Willie Snead, Ian Rapoport reports. The offer sheet was for two seasons and worth up to $10.4 million.
  • Snead signing Ravens offer sheet; N.O. to match?

    Just a couple weeks after the Saints signed the Bears' Cameron Meredith to an offer sheet, the Baltimore Ravens have now signed New Orleans WR Willie Snead to one as well.
  • 2018 NFL schedule: NFC South

    The 2018 NFL regular-season schedule was released Thursday. Here's a team-by-team look at the schedules for each team in the NFC South.
  • Marcus Williams using missed tackle as motivation

    Saints safety Marcus Williams' impressive rookie campaign was overshadowed by the "Minnesota Miracle". Williams said he's using the missed tackle as extra motivation heading into the 2018 season.
  • Gleason a candidate for Congressional Gold Medal

    Former Saints star Steve Gleason is a candidate to be honored for his work in the area of Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) research. Legislation has been introduced in the Senate and House to award Gleason with the Congressional Gold Medal
  • Bears not matching Saints' offer to Cam Meredith

    Cameron Meredith is bound for New Orleans. The Chicago Bears have decided not to match the two-year, $10 million offer sheet the restricted free-agent wideout inked last week with the Saints.
  • Bears WR Meredith signing offer sheet from Saints

    The New Orleans Saints signed Cameron Meredith to an offer sheet Friday, NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported. The Bears have five days to match the deal.
  • Cam Jordan laments Suh's choice to play for Rams

    Free agency included murmurs involving the Saints, but not the addition of Ndamukong Suh. Cameron Jordan wishes he'd have signed with New Orleans, but might have a QB in mind for future fishing buddy.
  • Saints owner Tom Benson passes away at age 90

    Tom Benson's rise in New Orleans -- the city where he was born and raised -- is quite a rags-to-riches tale. Judy Battista chronicles the best of times -- and worst of times -- for the late Saints owner.
  • Saints signing backup quarterback Tom Savage

    Tom Savage is bringing his act to New Orleans. The free-agent quarterback agreed to terms with the Saints, per a tweet from his agent.
  • Patrick Robinson re-joining Saints on 4-year deal

    Patrick Robinson is heading back to the Bayou. The Super Bowl champion is leaving the Philadelphia Eagles after just one season to return to the team that drafted him, the New Orleans Saints.
  • Vikings reach out to Brees to gauge QB's interest

    An interesting twist has emerged from Minnesota's intriguing situation at quarterback. NFL Network's Tom Pelissero reported Monday the Vikings have called to inquire about Drew Brees' interest.
  • Marcus Williams spurred by 'nightmare' end to '17

    The NFL offseason is no stranger to workout videos. Most social media posts, however, come from players returning from injury. In Marcus Williams' case, the Saints safety is rehabbing from a much different crushing blow.
  • Safety Coleman agrees to 3-year deal with Saints

    Former Carolina Panthers safety Kurt Coleman has agreed to a three-year deal with the New Orleans Saints, a source informed of the decision tells Ian Rapoport.
  • Drew Brees, Saints to discuss new deal at combine

    Drew Brees' representatives are expected to meet with the team at the upcoming NFL Scouting Combine "to try to hammer out what is potentially a short-term deal," NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported.
  • Saints' Josh Hill reportedly had surgery on finger

    Saints Josh Hill had surgery to repair a finger on his left hand that had become locked at a "90-degree angle". Hill caught 16 passes for 125 yards and a touchdown in the regular season.
  • Saints' Alvin Kamara takes home Offensive ROY

    The most electric and elusive talent in the Saints' renowned 2017 draft class is taking home some hardware. Alvin Kamara won the AP Offensive Rookie of the Year at NFL Honors on Saturday.
  • Saints GM: We were so close to being in three SBs

    Though the winner of the game ultimately didn't make it to Minneapolis, Saints GM Mickey Loomis still feels as though his team left another trip to the Super Bowl on the field at U.S. Bank Stadium.
Draft 2018 more
Pick Player
Rd 1, Pick 27 (27)  
Rd 3, Pick 27 (91)  
Rd 4, Pick 27 (127)  
Rd 5, Pick 10 (147)  
Rd 5, Pick 27 (164)  
Rd 6, Pick 15 (189)  
Rd 6, Pick 27 (201)  
Rd 7, Pick 27 (245)  
Scoreboard more
U.S. Bank Stadium - Wk 19 1 2 3 4 T
New Orleans Saints 0 0 7 17 24
Minnesota Vikings 10 7 0 12 29
Schedule more
Wk Date Opponent Time
1 Sun, Sep 09 Tampa Bay 1:00 PM ET
2 Sun, Sep 16 Cleveland 1:00 PM ET
3 Sun, Sep 23 @ Atlanta 1:00 PM ET
4 Sun, Sep 30 @ New York Giants 4:25 PM ET
5 Mon, Oct 08 Washington 8:15 PM ET
6 Bye
7 Sun, Oct 21 @ Baltimore 4:05 PM ET
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Injuries more
Player (Pos) Injury
No Injuries Reported
Postseason Leaders more
Passing Att Cmp Yds TDs
Drew Brees 73 48 670 5
Rushing Car Yds Avg TDs
Alvin Kamara 21 66 3.1 1
Mark Ingram 19 47 2.5 0
Receiving Rec Yds Avg TDs
Michael Thomas 15 216 14.4 2
Ted Ginn 12 187 15.6 1
Josh Hill 6 103 17.2 1
Alvin Kamara 5 72 14.4 1
Transactions more
Date Transaction
4/19 Brandon Coleman (WR) Free Agent Signing (free agent signing).
4/16 Cameron Meredith (WR) Acquired via First Refusal (acquired via first refusal).
4/9 Zach Line (RB) Unrestricted Free Agent Signing (unrestricted free agent signing).
4/6 Michael Mauti (LB) Unrestricted Free Agent Signing (unrestricted free agent signing).
NFC South more
Team W L T Win %
Carolina 0 0 0 .000
Atlanta 0 0 0 .000
Tampa Bay 0 0 0 .000
New Orleans 0 0 0 .000

Head Coach more

Sean Payton

Regular Season: 105-71

Postseason: 7-5

Experience: 11

Career record: 112-76

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. 14, 2018 at 09:29 p.m.

    New Orleans Saints running back Alvin Kamara leaps over Minnesota Vikings linebacker Eric Kendricks for a 14-yard touchdown.

  2. Published: Jan. 14, 2018 at 08:05 p.m.

    New Orleans Saints kicker Will Lutz nails a 43-yard field goal.

  3. Published: Jan. 14, 2018 at 07:12 p.m.

    New Orleans Saints wide receiver Michael Thomas fools Minnesota Vikings cornerback Terence Newman and gets open for a 3-yard TD.

  4. Published: Jan. 14, 2018 at 07:00 p.m.

    Minnesota Vikings quarterback Case Keenum gets under pressure and throws up a ball into the air that is easily intercepted by New Orleans Saints safety Marcus Williams.

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