New Orleans Saints

4th NFC South (--)

Founded: 1967

Stadium: Mercedes-Benz Superdome

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Team News more

  • Brees wants Saints to maintain balance on offense

    The New Orleans Saints potent passing and running attack played a huge role in their successful 2017 season. Quarterback Drew Brees hopes the team will replicate the feat this year.
  • Payton looking forward to more 'exciting' kickoffs

    Saints head coach Sean Payton thinks the new kickoff rules passed this week at the owners meeting is going to lead to a 'safer play' and 'a more exciting play.'
  • Sean Payton: Saints RB Ingram to attend minicamp

    New Orleans Saints running back Mark Ingram isn't taking part in the voluntary portion of the team's on-field workouts, but he'll attend mandatory minicamp next month, coach Sean Payton says.
  • Brees presents California teen with prosthetic leg

    Teenager Alex Ruiz found himself on the receiving end of a life-changing gift from an NFL superstar this past weekend. New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees offered him a prosthetic leg.
  • Saints won't lean on Kamara despite Ingram ban

    With Mark Ingram banned the first four games of the season, most believe Alvin Kamara's workload will just increase to offset the issue. But Saints coaches said Saturday that won't be the case.
  • Payton would 'absolutely' consider A.P. for depth

    Sean Payton said he would 'absolutely' consider Adrian Peterson if the Saints elected to add a veteran running back while Mark Ingram is slated to miss the first four weeks of the 2018 season.
  • Saints sign No. 14 selection Davenport to contract

    The New Orleans Saints paid the Green Bay Packers an arm and a leg to move up to No. 14 in April's draft to select Marcus Davenport. Now, New Orleans is paying the rookie defensive end.
  • A healthy Adrian Peterson eager to prove 'I'm still the best'

    After playing in just 13 games over the last two seasons, running back Adrian Peterson is finally healthy and "ready to roll." Tom Pelissero gives an inside look at the veteran's current status heading into the 2018 season.
  • Saints players: Ingram 'will be missed' during ban

    If the suspension is upheld, Mark Ingram will miss the Saints' first four games of the 2018 season, including two divisional tilts. Saints players reacted to the possibility of being without the team's leading rusher.
  • Saints not planning to sign RB to replace Ingram

    Despite potentially being without Mark Ingram for four games because of suspension, the New Orleans Saints have no plans to sign a veteran running back in the interim, NFL Network's Steve Wyche reports.
  • Ingram weighing options following PED suspension

    A day after the Mark Ingram was suspended four games for violating the NFL policy on PEDs, his representative released a statement stating that the Saints RB will explore his options once the arbitrator's opinion on the appeal is released.
Draft 2018 more
Pick Player
Rd 1, Pick 14 (14) Davenport, Marcus DE 
Rd 3, Pick 27 (91) Smith, Tre'Quan WR 
Rd 4, Pick 27 (127) Leonard, Rick OT 
Rd 5, Pick 27 (164) Jamerson, Natrell S 
Rd 6, Pick 15 (189) Moore, Kamrin CB 
Rd 6, Pick 27 (201) Scott, Boston RB 
Rd 7, Pick 27 (245) Clapp, Will C 
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
P1 Thu, Aug 09 @ Jacksonville 7:00 PM ET
P2 Fri, Aug 17 Arizona 8:00 PM ET
P3 Sat, Aug 25 @ Los Angeles Chargers 8:00 PM ET
P4 Thu, Aug 30 Los Angeles Rams 8:00 PM ET
1 Sun, Sep 09 Tampa Bay 1:00 PM ET
2 Sun, Sep 16 Cleveland 1:00 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
5/18 Josh LeRibeus (OG) Free Agent Signing (free agent signing).
5/16 John Theus (OT) Waived, No Recall (waived, no recall).
5/16 Michael Mauti (LB) Terminated, Vested Veteran, all contracts (terminated, vested veteran, all contracts).
5/14 Jay Bromley (DT) Free Agent Signing (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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