New Orleans Saints

1st NFC South (13-3-0)

Founded: 1967

Stadium: Mercedes-Benz Superdome

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Game Averages (2019)

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PTS
28.6(4th)
YDS
373.9(9th)
PASS YDS
265.2(7th)
RUSH YDS
108.6(16th)
(league rank)

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Scoreboard more
Mercedes-Benz Superdome - Wk 18 1 2 3 4 OT T
Minnesota Vikings 3 10 7 0 6 26
New Orleans Saints 3 7 0 10 0 20
Schedule more
Wk Date Opponent Time
13 Thu, Nov 28 @ Atlanta 26-18   W
14 Sun, Dec 08 San Francisco 46-48   L
15 Mon, Dec 16 Indianapolis 34-7   W
16 Sun, Dec 22 @ Tennessee 38-28   W
17 Sun, Dec 29 @ Carolina 42-10   W
WC Sun, Jan 05 Minnesota 20-26   L
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Injuries more
Player (Pos) Injury
No Injuries Reported
Postseason Leaders more
Passing Att Cmp Yds TDs
Drew Brees 33 26 208 1
Rushing Car Yds Avg TDs
Taysom Hill 4 50 12.5 0
Alvin Kamara 7 21 3 1
Receiving Rec Yds Avg TDs
Michael Thomas 7 70 10 0
Jared Cook 5 54 10.8 0
Deonte Harris 1 50 50 0
Alvin Kamara 8 34 4.3 0
Transactions more
Date Transaction
1/16 Maurice Harris (WR) Reserve/Future (reserve/future).
1/13 Casey Dunn (C) Practice Squad Contract Expired (practice squad contract expired).
1/8 D.J. Swearinger (FS) Activated, from Inactive (activated, from inactive).
1/8 Eli Apple (CB) Activated, from Inactive (activated, from inactive).
NFC South more
Team W L T Win %
New Orleans 13 3 0 .813
Atlanta 7 9 0 .438
Tampa Bay 7 9 0 .438
Carolina 5 11 0 .313

Head Coach more

Sean Payton

Regular Season: 131-77

Postseason: 8-7

Experience: 12

Career record: 139-84

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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