New Orleans Saints

1st NFC South (11-5-0)

Founded: 1967

Stadium: Mercedes-Benz Superdome

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Game Averages (2017)

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PTS
28.0(4th)
YDS
391.2(2nd)
PASS YDS
261.8(5th)
RUSH YDS
129.4(5th)
(league rank)

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Team News more

  • Brees, Saints 'shell-shocked' after walk-off loss

    01/14/2018
    The end came quickly and suddenly for the New Orleans Saints, and in the minutes and hours after their walk-off loss in Minnesota, many players still hadn't recovered from the shocking 29-24 defeat.
  • Brees: Saints 'night and day' from Week 1 squad

    01/09/2018
    The Vikings host the Saints for the second time in four months after opening the year with a win over New Orleans at U.S. Bank Stadium. Brees said Monday both teams are so different from the Week 1 tilt.
  • Brees, Saints ready for another Super Bowl run

    01/08/2018
    It was vintage Drew Brees on Sunday, as the QB shredded the Panthers' defense to the tune of 376 yards and two touchdowns. Gregg Rosenthal says the Saints could be poised to make another Super Bowl run.
  • Saints DE Jordan mocks 'Speedbump McGee' Kalil

    01/08/2018
    Cameron Jordan was seen shouting at members of Carolina's O-line. When asked about his barbs, the Saints defensive end called out his main competition, Panthers left tackle Matt Kalil.
  • Divisional Round schedule: Jaguars-Steelers rematch

    01/07/2018
    The 2018 Divisional Round schedule was confirmed Sunday following two nail-biting wild-card clashes. Two of the four games are rematches from earlier this season.
  • Saints survive Panthers with late sack of Newton

    01/07/2018
    The Saints withstood a second-half charge from the Panthers on Sunday night, beating their division rivals 31-26 to move on to a Divisional Round matchup with the Vikings.
  • Saints clinch NFC South title despite loss to Bucs

    12/31/2017
    The New Orleans Saints (11-5) clinched the NFC South on Sunday, thanks to the Atlanta Falcons' (10-6) 22-10 win over the Carolina Panthers (11-5).
  • Evans set to apologize to Lattimore for Week 9 hit

    12/29/2017
    The last time the Buccaneers faced the Saints in Week 9, Mike Evans had a meltdown, launching himself into the back of New Orleans CB Marshon Lattimore. Evans said he plans to apologize to the rookie Sunday.
  • Saints throttle Falcons, clinch postseason berth

    12/24/2017
    In a relatively ho-hum installment of one of the NFL's great rivalries, the New Orleans Saints (11-4) throttled the Atlanta Falcons (9-6), 23-13, and clinched a playoff berth.
  • Saints to place Kenny Vaccaro on injured reserve

    12/21/2017
    NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported safety Kenny Vaccaro is headed to injured reserve, according to a source informed of the decision. Vaccaro has been dealing with multiple injuries.
  • Reggie Bush on NFL career: 'I'm done. For sure'

    12/15/2017
    Reggie Bush still feels like he has something left in the tank for the NFL. Nonetheless, the former New Orleans Saints running back announced his career is officially over.
  • 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.
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
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
14 Thu, Dec 07 @ Atlanta 17-20   L
15 Sun, Dec 17 New York Jets 31-19   W
16 Sun, Dec 24 Atlanta 23-13   W
17 Sun, Dec 31 @ Tampa Bay 24-31   L
WC Sun, Jan 07 Carolina 31-26   W
DIV Sun, Jan 14 @ Minnesota 24-29   L
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Injuries more
Player (Pos) Injury
P.J. Williams (CB) Full Pract - --
David Onyemata (DT) Full Pract - --
Cameron Jordan (DE) Full Pract - --
Taysom Hill (QB) Q - Illness
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
1/13 Jeremy Liggins (DT) Terminated (by Club) from Practice Squad (terminated (by club) from practice squad).
1/10 Jeremy Liggins (DT) Practice Squad (practice squad).
1/10 Woodrow Hamilton (DT) Free Agent Signing (free agent signing).
1/10 Woodrow Hamilton (DT) Terminated (by Player) from Practice Squad (terminated (by player) from practice squad).
NFC South more
Team W L T Win %
New Orleans 11 5 0 .688
Carolina 11 5 0 .688
Atlanta 10 6 0 .625
Tampa Bay 5 11 0 .313

Head Coach more

Sean Payton

Regular Season: 105-71

Postseason: 7-5

Experience: 10

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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