New Orleans Saints

3rd NFC South (1-3-0)

Founded: 1967

Stadium: Mercedes-Benz Superdome

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  • Biggest concern for Saints?    

    The "NFL Total Access" crew discusses some concerns surrounding the New Orleans Saints, which include the team's struggle to win on the road.
  • Week 4: Saints vs. Cowboys highlights    

    The Dallas Cowboys defense shut down New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees, while quarterback Tony Romo threw for 262 yards and 3 touchdowns in the Cowboys 38-17 victory over the Saints.
  • 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
AT&T Stadium - Wk 4 1 2 3 4 T
New Orleans Saints 0 0 3 14 17
Dallas Cowboys 7 17 7 7 38
Schedule more
Wk Date Opponent Time
2 Sun, Sep 14 @ Cleveland 24-26   L
3 Sun, Sep 21 Minnesota 20-9   W
4 Sun, Sep 28 @ Dallas 17-38   L
5 Sun, Oct 05 Tampa Bay 1:00 PM ET
6 Bye
7 Sun, Oct 19 @ Detroit 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 161 115 1203 7
Rushing Car Yds Avg TDs
Khiry Robinson 40 215 5.4 1
Mark Ingram 24 143 6 3
Receiving Rec Yds Avg TDs
Jimmy Graham 32 340 10.6 3
Brandin Cooks 23 199 8.7 1
Marques Colston 12 185 15.4 1
Kenny Stills 9 125 13.9 0
Transactions more
Date Transaction
9/24 Antoine McClain (G) Terminated (by Club) from Practice Squad (terminated (by club) from practice squad).
9/18 Pierre Warren (DB) Terminated (by Club) from Practice Squad (terminated (by club) from practice squad).
9/18 Todd Davis (LB) Practice Squad (practice squad).
9/16 Trevin Wade (DB) Terminated (by Club) from Practice Squad (terminated (by club) from practice squad).
NFC South more
Team W L T Win %
Atlanta 2 2 0 .500
Carolina 2 2 0 .500
New Orleans 1 3 0 .250
Tampa Bay 1 3 0 .250

Head Coach more

Sean Payton

Regular Season: 74-42

Postseason: 6-4

Experience: 7

Career record: 80-46

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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