New Orleans Saints

3rd NFC South (7-9-0)

Founded: 1967

Stadium: Mercedes-Benz Superdome

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Game Averages (2017)

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PTS
29.3(2nd)
YDS
426.0(1st)
PASS YDS
317.1(1st)
RUSH YDS
108.9(16th)
(league rank)

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Team News more

  • Chase Daniel signs one-year deal with Saints

    03/29/2017
    Chase Daniel is signing a one-year deal with the New Orleans Saints, where he began his NFL career as a quarterback, NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported.
  • Sean Payton: Saints not close to deal with Johnny Manziel

    03/29/2017
    The New Orleans Saints aren't about to sign Johnny Manziel, but that didn't stop coach Sean Payton from dishing about his Super Bowl week breakfast with the unemployed quarterback.
  • Saints won't trade 11th pick for Butler

    03/29/2017
    New Orleans Saints coach Sean Payton said the Saints would not sign the New England Patriots' corner to an offer sheet and give up the No. 11 pick.
  • Payton, Saints have interest in Manziel

    03/24/2017
    Could Johnny Manziel be on a roster this coming season? NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reports Saints coach Sean Payton has taken interest in the former first-round quarterback.
  • FA roundup: Te'o heading to Saints

    03/22/2017
    After spending the last four seasons in San Diego, former Chargers linebacker Manti Te'o is on the move to New Orleans. He wasn't the only player to join a new team Tuesday.
  • Are Pats targeting Saints' No. 11 pick for Butler?

    03/21/2017
    The Patriots are willing to wait on Malcolm Butler and the Saints to make their next move. Is New England eyeing New Orleans' No. 11 overall draft pick in exchange for the cornerback?
  • Malcolm Butler leaves Payton impressed

    03/17/2017
    Restricted free agent Malcolm Butler visited the Saints on Thursday, and coach Sean Payton was pleased with what he saw from the New England Patriots' dynamic cornerback.
  • Cooks: 'No bad blood' with Saints over trade

    03/16/2017
    Believe it or not, Brandin Cooks isn't upset over the idea of catching passes from Tom Brady. The former Saints first-round pick holds no ill will toward New Orleans for trading him.
  • Trade! Saints ship Cooks to New England

    03/13/2017
    The New Orleans Saints traded wide receiver Brandin Cooks to New England in exchange for a package that includes the Patriots' first-round pick.
  • Saints would want first-rounder for Cooks

    03/03/2017
    It appears NFL teams interested in trading for Saints wide receiver Brandin Cooks will have to be willing to part ways with a first-round draft selection, Ian Rapoport reports.
  • Eagles, Titans possibly interested in trading for Saints WR Cooks

    03/03/2017
    Saints wide receiver Brandin Cooks was name-dropped as a potential trade target as early as last December. Three months later, those whispers are picking up steam.
  • Saints WR Thomas aiming to avoid slump

    02/16/2017
    Michael Thomas set New Orleans Saints rookie records for receptions, yards and touchdowns. The wideout wants to make sure he doesn't succumb to a sophomore slump in 2017.
  • Payton: Saints must improve defense

    02/03/2017
    Saints coach Sean Payton knows his defense needs to improve next year if New Orleans is to return to the playoffs for the first time in several years. They're targeting "pressure players" in the draft.
  • Brees: I've got a few more years

    02/02/2017
    Saints quarterback Drew Brees isn't going anywhere. "I got a few more at least," Brees said on Good Morning Football Thursday when asked how much longer he was planning to play in the NFL.
  • Ready for the Pro Bowl?

    01/28/2017
    The NFL's best will once again compete in the traditional AFC vs. NFC game on Sunday. Can Dak Prescott break a record with a Cowboys-heavy team? Here's what we're watching for.
Draft 2017 more
Pick Player
Rd 1, Pick 11 (11)  
Rd 1, Pick 32 (32)  
Rd 2, Pick 10 (42)  
Rd 3, Pick 12 (76)  
Rd 3, Pick 39 (103)  
Rd 6, Pick 12 (196)  
Rd 7, Pick 11 (229)  
Scoreboard more
Georgia Dome - Wk 17 1 2 3 4 T
New Orleans Saints 10 3 0 19 32
Atlanta Falcons 14 21 3 0 38
Schedule more
Wk Date Opponent Time
12 Sun, Nov 27 Los Angeles 49-21   W
13 Sun, Dec 04 Detroit 13-28   L
14 Sun, Dec 11 @ Tampa Bay 11-16   L
15 Sun, Dec 18 @ Arizona 48-41   W
16 Sat, Dec 24 Tampa Bay 31-24   W
17 Sun, Jan 01 @ Atlanta 32-38   L
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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
3/29 John Phillips (TE) Unrestricted Free Agent Signing (unrestricted free agent signing).
3/23 Sterling Moore (CB) Unrestricted Free Agent Signing (unrestricted free agent signing).
3/23 Darryl Tapp (DE) Unrestricted Free Agent Signing (unrestricted free agent signing).
3/22 Manti Te'o (LB) Unrestricted Free Agent Signing (unrestricted free agent signing).
NFC South more
Team W L T Win %
Atlanta 11 5 0 .688
Tampa Bay 9 7 0 .563
New Orleans 7 9 0 .438
Carolina 6 10 0 .375

Head Coach more

Sean Payton

Regular Season: 94-66

Postseason: 6-4

Experience: 10

Career record: 100-70

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. 1, 2017 at 08:24 p.m.

    New Orleans Saints wide receiver Willie Snead brings in a 35-yard gain.

  2. Published: Jan. 1, 2017 at 08:23 p.m.

    New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees throws a 22-yard pass to Michael Thomas.

  3. Published: Jan. 1, 2017 at 08:21 p.m.

    New Orleans Saints running back Mark Ingram busts free for a 38-yard run. With it, he goes over 1,000 yards rushing on the season for the first time in his career.

  4. Published: Jan. 1, 2017 at 07:50 p.m.

    New Orleans Saints running back Mark Ingram scores on a 1-yard touchdown.

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