New Orleans Saints

1st NFC South (13-3-0)

Founded: 1967

Stadium: Mercedes-Benz Superdome

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Game Averages (2018)

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PTS
31.5(3rd)
YDS
379.2(8th)
PASS YDS
252.6(12th)
RUSH YDS
126.6(6th)
(league rank)

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Team News more

  • Saints LB Klein: 'We knew we'd see' Rams again

    01/18/2019
    Two months ago, the Saints knocked off the then-unbeaten Rams. Several New Orleans players came out of the game believing they'd probably meet again in the postseason. And they were right.
  • Saints TE Watson not expected to play vs. Rams

    01/18/2019
    Saints tight end Ben Watson not expected to play in Sunday's NFC Championship Game against the Rams because of appendicitis, Ian Rapoport reports.
  • Suh: Rams focus on slowing 'elite' Kamara, Ingram

    01/17/2019
    The Los Angeles Rams defense will try to slow down Saints running backs Alvin Kamara and Mark Ingram, who combined to rush for 1,453 yards and 18 scores this season.
  • Saints signing DT Walker to help replace Rankins

    01/15/2019
    The New Orleans Saints are signing free-agent DT Tyrunn Walker ahead of Sunday's NFC Championship Game. Walker will help replace Sheldon Rankins, who suffered a torn Achilles against the Eagles.
  • RB Ingram 'not looking just to leave New Orleans'

    01/15/2019
    Saints RB Mark Ingram is set to become a free agent in March. Ingram says he's not "looking just to up and leave New Orleans," as the Saints squad is poised for success for years to come.
  • Saints impose will on 18-play 'championship drive'

    01/14/2019
    Down four, the Saints put together an 18-play, 92-yard masterpiece that consumed 11:29 off the clock to produce the game-winning touchdown in a 20-14 win over the Eagles in the NFC Divisional Round.
  • Rankins is believed to have suffered torn Achilles

    01/13/2019
    The Saints played the bulk of their Divisional Round win over the Eagles without a key member of their defensive line. Sheldon Rankins is believed to have suffered a torn Achilles tendon.
  • Payton brings Lombardi, cash to motivate Saints

    01/09/2019
    From bringing in inspirational guest speakers to dancing to the song that bears his name, Saints head coach Sean Payton knows how to find unique ways to motivate his players.
  • Saints tight end Watson to retire at end of season

    12/27/2018
    Saints tight end Benjamin Watson announced Thursday he'll be retiring at the end of this season. The 15-year veteran also played for the Patriots, Browns and Ravens and has caught more than 500 passes.
  • Bridgewater ready for extended snaps with Saints

    12/27/2018
    Teddy Bridgewater will play significant snaps in Sunday's regular season finale. While the amount of time has yet to be divulged, Bridgewater is ready to take advantage of the opportunity.
  • Sean Payton approaching finale as any other game

    12/24/2018
    Tired of questions on whether his starters will play in the regular-season finale, coach Sean Payton says the Saints are "going to approach this game just like we would a regular-season game."
  • Saints activate WR Ted Ginn off of injured reserve

    12/22/2018
    In need of a target opposite Michael Thomas, the Saints are receiving help from a familiar face. New Orleans has activated Ted Ginn from injured reserve, NFL Network's Herbie Teope reported.
  • Sean Payton wants to increase game-day rosters

    12/21/2018
    New Orleans Saints head coach Sean Payton recently advocated for the 46-man roster on game day to increase. The Saints had two offensive lineman exit with injuries in last week's Week 15 matchup.
Scoreboard more
Mercedes-Benz Superdome - Wk 19 1 2 3 4 T
Philadelphia Eagles 14 0 0 0 14
New Orleans Saints 0 10 7 3 20
Schedule more
Wk Date Opponent Time
14 Sun, Dec 09 @ Tampa Bay 28-14   W
15 Mon, Dec 17 @ Carolina 12-9   W
16 Sun, Dec 23 Pittsburgh 31-28   W
17 Sun, Dec 30 Carolina 14-33   L
DIV Sun, Jan 13 Philadelphia 20-14   W
CONF Sun, Jan 20 Los Angeles Rams 3:05 PM ET
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Injuries more
Player (Pos) Injury
Keith Kirkwood (WR) O - Calf
Andrus Peat (T) Full Pract - --
Benjamin Watson (TE) Q - Illness
Ryan Ramczyk (T) Full Pract - --
Postseason Leaders more
Passing Att Cmp Yds TDs
Drew Brees 38 28 301 2
Rushing Car Yds Avg TDs
Alvin Kamara 16 71 4.4 0
Mark Ingram 9 53 5.9 0
Receiving Rec Yds Avg TDs
Michael Thomas 12 171 14.3 1
Ted Ginn 3 44 14.7 0
Alvin Kamara 4 35 8.8 0
Tre'Quan Smith 1 15 15 0
Transactions more
Date Transaction
1/19 Paul Turner (WR) Terminated (by Club) from Practice Squad (terminated (by club) from practice squad).
1/19 J.T. Barrett (QB) Practice Squad (practice squad).
1/16 J.T. Barrett (QB) Terminated (by Club) from Practice Squad (terminated (by club) from practice squad).
1/16 Paul Turner (WR) Practice Squad (practice squad).
NFC South more
Team W L T Win %
New Orleans 13 3 0 .813
Atlanta 7 9 0 .438
Carolina 7 9 0 .438
Tampa Bay 5 11 0 .313

Head Coach more

Sean Payton

Regular Season: 118-74

Postseason: 8-5

Experience: 11

Career record: 126-79

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. 20, 2019 at 05:04 p.m.

    New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees quickly gets rid of the ball to quarterback Taysom Hill for a 2-yard touchdown.

  2. Published: Jan. 20, 2019 at 03:45 p.m.

    New Orleans Saints tight end Garrett Griffin catches a touchdown pass after two Los Angeles Rams defenders run into each other on the route.

  3. Published: Jan. 20, 2019 at 03:25 p.m.

    New Orleans Saints linebacker Demario Davis comes away with an early interception of Los Angeles Rams quarterback Jared Goff.

  4. Published: Jan. 13, 2019 at 07:52 p.m.

    New Orleans Saints cornerback Marshon Lattimore makes an incredible leaping interception on a ball intended for Philadelphia Eagles tight end Zach Ertz.

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