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      New Orleans Saints Franchise Information

      Have a read on below at some quick stats and facts on the New Orleans Saints to get you started: 

      Established:1966
      Stadium:Mercedes-Benz Superdome
      Colours:Old Gold, black & white
      Hall of Famers:Jim Taylor, Doug Atkins, Earl Campbell, Rickey Jackson, Willie Roaf, Ken Stabler & Morten Andersen 
      Hall of Fame Coaches:Tom Fears, Mike Ditka, Jim Finks, Hank Stram & Dick Stanfel
      Rivals:Atlanta Falcons, Carolina Panthers, Minnesota Vikings, Chicago Bears & Dallas Cowboys 
      Legends:Drew Brees, Rickey Jackson, Jahri Evans, Willie Roaf, Marques Colston, Eric Martin, Wayne Martin, Pat Swilling, Sam Mills & Stan Brocks
      Retired Numbers:31 & 81
      Conference: NFC
      Super Bowl Championships:1: 2009
      Conference Championships:1: 2009
      2019 Record:13-3
      1st 2020 Draft Pick:#24 Cesar Ruiz, C, Michigan
      2020 Power Ranking:4
      Team in a Tweet:Re-energized, re-focussed, creating a strong culture.

      New Orleans Saints Fixtures 2020 / 2021

      Want to know when the New Orleans Saints are playing next, and who their opponent is? Have a read on below for more information about New Orleans Saints next games and any available results:

      Week:Opponent:Result:
      Week 1vs Buccaneers 34-23 W
      Week2@ Raiders 34-24 L
      Week 3vs Packers  37-30 L
      Week 4@ Lions      35-29 W
      Week 5vs Chargers  27-30 W
      Week 6BYE
      Week 7vs PanthersTBA
      Week 8@ Bears TBA
      Week 9@ BuccaneersTBA
      Week 10vs 49’ersTBA
      Week 11vs FalconsTBA
      Week 12@ Broncos TBA
      Week 13@ FalconsTBA
      Week 14@ Eagles  TBA
      Week 15vs ChiefsTBA
      Week 16vs VikingsTBA
      Week 17@ Panthers TBA

      New Orleans Saints History

      After more than five years of striving to bring an NFL team to New Orleans, local entrepreneur Dave Dixon’s prayers were answered in November of 1966 when NFL commissioner Pete Rozelle announced that New Orleans had been awarded an NFL franchise. 

      The team was named the Saints in honor of the song ‘When the Saints go marching’, a tune synonymous with the city of New Orleans. The 1967 season was the Saints debut season in the NFL.

      Despite a 94 yard opening kickoff return for the first play in franchise history, the Saints lost their first game 27-13 to the Rams in front of 80,000 fans. New Orleans finished their first season in the NFL with a record of 3-11 which at the time set an NFL record for most wins by an expansion team.

      The Saints would have to wait 20 years and transition through 9 different head coaches to record their first winning season in 1987. Second year head coach Jim E. Mora led the ‘87 Saints to a 12-3 record and the franchise’s first playoff berth, earning himself 1987 NFL Coach of the Year honours.

      It was a rough introduction to playoff football for New Orleans who suffered a 44-10 defeat to the Vikings in their debut playoff game. Despite superior win / loss records in the previous two seasons, the Saints returned to the playoffs in 1990 following an 8-8 season. Although the deficit was not as large, the result remained the same, as New Orleans were once again knocked out in the NFC Wild Card game, after a 16-6 loss to the Bears. 

      The 1991 season would bring about the franchise’s first NFC West Division title after an 11-5 record. The Saints had the number one ranked team defence, with linebacker Pat Swilling named the NFL Defensive Player of the Year after recording 17 sacks.

      The Saints got as close as they’d ever been to a playoff victory as New Orleans suffered their third winless playoff exit after a 27-20 defeat to the Falcons. In 1992 Mora once again led the Saints to a 12 win season however, once again New Orleans failed to secure their first playoff victory after another NFC Wild Card defeat at the hand of the Eagles. 

      Mora was fired midway through the 1996 season after starting the year with a 2-6 record. During Mora’s time with the Saints, New Orleans made the playoffs four times, but they were never able to win a playoff game.

      New Orleans returned to the playoff following the 2000 season. In Jim Haslett’s first season in charge, he led the Saints to their second NFC West division title with a 10-6 record, becoming the second coach in franchise history to take out NFL Coach of the Year honours. 

      In their return to the playoffs, the Saints finally captured that elusive playoff victory defeating the Rams 31-28. Despite the 34-16 loss to the Vikings the following week, the 2000 season was recognised as an overwhelming success having claimed the franchise’s first playoff victory in it’s then 33 year history.

      Haslett failed to lead New Orleans to the playoffs in the following five seasons as head coach and was subsequently fired following the 2005 season. In 2005, the Saints did not play any regular season games in New Orleans due to Hurricane Katrina, finishing with a 3–13 record.

      After signing Sean Payton to become the 14th coach in franchise history, the Saints signed free agent quarterback Drew Brees from the San Diego Chargers to a six year $60 million deal. 

      The Payton and Brees era got off to a great start in New Orleans, as Brees finished second in the MVP voting after throwing a league-leading and franchise record 4,418 passing yards, finished third in the league with 26 touchdown passes, with a passer rating of 96.2 as Payton was named the NFL Coach of the Year.

      The Saints finished the 2006 season with a 10-6 record claiming their third division title earning a week one playoff bye. New Orleans defeated the Eagles 27-24 to secure their second playoff victory in franchise history. 

      As the Saints only previous playoff win was in the wild card round, this was the farthest New Orleans had ever advanced into the postseason, progressing to their first ever NFC championship game. 

      Despite throwing for 354 yards and two touchdown passes, Brees committed three costly turnovers in the 39-14 loss to the Bears. New Orleans missed the playoffs in 2007 and despite a magnificent 2008 from Brees, the Saints would miss the playoffs for a second straight season. 

      Brees finished the 2008 season with 34 touchdown passes and 5,069 yards becoming the second quarterback in NFL history to throw for over 5,000 yards in a season, and was named the 2008 AP Offensive Player of the Year. The Saints started the 2009 season with 13 consecutive wins, setting a new record for the longest undefeated season opening streak by an NFC team since the AFL-NFL merger.

      Despite losing their final three games of the regular season, the Saints stormed into their second NFC championship game after defeating the Cardinals 45-14. A 40 yard overtime field goal in the NFC championship game was enough to send the Saints to their first Super Bowl, as New Orleans defeated Brett Farve and the Vikings 31-28 in OT.

      In their first Super Bowl appearance, the Saints defeated the Colts 31-17, becoming the first team to win a Super Bowl after losing its last three regular season games. Brees was named the MVP of Super Bowl XLIV, throwing 288 yards and two touchdowns. 

      Brees took out his second AP Offensive Player of the Year award following the 2011 season that saw him claim multiple NFL records, finishing the year with 468 completions for 5,476 yards, averaging 342.25 yards per game and throwing 46 touchdown passes.

      After adding running back Alvin Kamara and wide receiver Michael Thomas at the draft, the Saints have rejouvented their offense, winning the last three NFC South division titles.

      Thomas was named the 2019 NFL AP Offensive Player of the Year after finishing the season with an NFL record 149 catches for 1725 yards and 9 touchdowns. In the 10 seasons that followed their Super Bowl victory, the Saints have claimed four division titles, embarking on six playoff campaigns, however have failed to advance out of the NFC. 

      Expert 2020 / 2021 Picks & Preview on New Orleans Saints

      If you are a fan of the New Orleans Saints, then you know that the only thing that matters right now is how they are expected to perform in the 2020 / 2021 season. Do the New Orleans Saints have the star power to make it all the way to the Super Bowl in 2021? Have a read on below at SportsTips expert picks & preview on the New Orleans Saints:

      Preview on New Orleans Saints Head Coach: Sean Payton

      In March of 2020, Sean Payton became the first confirmed case of COVID-19 in the NFL. Having since been cleared, Payton is set to enter his 14th season as an NFL head coach, looking to continue his impressive record with the New Orleans Saints. 

      Payton has a career record of 139 wins and 84 losses, along with six division titles, 8 playoff appearances and a Super Bowl Championship, making him the most successful coach in Saints history. 

      Although the Saints have dominated their division throughout Payton’s tenure, the NFC South will be tougher than ever in 2020. The Panthers have signed former Saints second string QB Teddy Bridgewater, the Buccaneers have signed Tom Brady and Rob Gronkowski and the Falcons still have 2016 MVP Matt Ryan, and star receiver Julio Jones.

      Making this season one of the most contested divisional battles in recent history. Payton’s position is far from under pressure, however the Saints are due to make another deep playoff push and to do so, must prove that they perform well against a stronger opposition.

      Preview on New Orleans Saints Offensive Weapon: Michael Thomas, WR

      With a plethora of NFL and Saints records and accolades, Michael Thomas is about to enter his fifth season of a likely Hall of Fame career. Fresh off setting an NFL single season record for receptions with 149, Thomas has astonishingly continued to improve throughout each of his four seasons as a pro.

      • 2016: Receptions: 92, Yards: 1137, Touchdowns: 9
      • 2017: Receptions: 104, Yards: 1245, Touchdowns: 5
      • 2018: Receptions: 125, Yards: 1405, Touchdowns: 9
      • 2019: Receptions: 149, Yards: 1725, Touchdowns: 9

      Coming into 2020, the Saints have added receiver Emmanuel Sanders to their offence which may lead to a slight decrease in Thomas’ numbers. However, if Drew Brees stays healthy and plays all 16 games, Thomas will undoubtedly once again be the leagues number one receiver.

      Preview on New Orleans Saints Defensive Weapon: Cameron Jordan, DE

      One of the most underrated defenders at any position in the league, and one of the best defensive players in franchise history, Cameron Jordan is coming off one of the best seasons in his nine-year career. Jordan had 53 combined tackles, 15 tackles for a loss and a career high 15.5 sacks in 2019, earning his fifth Pro Bowl invitation and All Pro Second Team honours. 

      At 30 years of age Jordan has proved to be one of the most durable players in the NFL, only missing one start for the Saints since being drafted by them in 2011. After being ranked as the fourth edge rusher in the league by CBS Sports, expect another big double digit sack season from Cameron Jordan.

      New Orleans Saints Betting & Odds History

      After recording the equal best record in the NFC, New Orleans opened as the fourth favourite to take out Super Bowl LV, with opening odds of +1100. The Super Bowl Champion Chiefs (+650), Ravens (+750) and reigning NFC champion 49’ers (+800) all opened as favoured contenders. 

      Having won the past three consecutive NFC South division titles, New Orleans opened as comfortable -400 favourites to take out the division for the fourth consecutive season. However, Tampa Bay’s off-season acquisitions of Tom Brady, Rob Gronkowski and Leonard Fournette, had a significant impact on the Saints aspirations to once again win the division. 

      As a result of their offseason signings, Tampa Bay plummeted from +800 into +200 to take out the NFC South division, still trailing the Saints (-165) prior to the season kickoff. Despite finishing runner-up in 2006, 2009, 2011 and 2018, it appears Drew Brees’ will finish his career in the NFL without winning a regular season MVP award. 

      The 41 year old will likely finish his career with the most passing completions, yards and touchdown passes in NFL history, however given the strength of young quarterback talent, Brees’ 2018 that saw him finish second to Patrick Mahomes will likely be his last season as a genuine MVP candidate. Brees opened as the 9th most favoured to take out the award with odds of +2200, however has since drifted +3200, as the genuine contenders continue to shorten.

      The Saints total wins line was set at 10.5 prior to the commencement of the season. Having recorded 13, 13 and 11 wins in their previous three seasons, the Over is unsurprisingly favoured at -150. However, given the increased strength of the NFC South division, the Under presents value at +123.

      New Orleans Saints FAQ

      Still got some burning questions about the New Orleans Saints? Well, we have answered some of the most common questions people have, hopefully you will find the answer you are looking for below! 

      Where do the New Orleans Saints play?

      The New Orleans Saints play their home games at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome

      Who owns the New Orleans Saints?

      Gayle Benson owns the New Orleans Saints

      Has the New Orleans Saints won an NFL Super Bowl?

      The New Orleans Saints have won one Super Bowl. 

      Who is the New Orleans Saints coach?

      Sean Payton has been the head coach of the New Orleans Saints since 2006. Payton missed the 2012 through suspension, rejoining the team the following year.

      Do the New Orleans Saints play tonight?

      Are you wondering if the New Orleans Saints are playing tonight? Well, SportsTips has all the details you need about upcoming New Orleans Saints games! Make sure you check this page at the top for all the details you are looking for.

      What is the New Orleans Saints record?

      The new season of the NFL started. Last season, the Saints finished first in the National Football Conference South, with a 13-3 win loss record. 

      Did the New Orleans Saints win last night?

      Fans of the New Orleans Saints are all wanting to know if they won the game last night. You can find more information in relation to the team’s recent form in games on the page at the top.

      How much is the New Orleans Saints worth?

      According to Forbes magazine, the New Orleans Saints are worth $2.28 billion.

      Who do the New Orleans Saints play tonight?

      Like a lot of things in the NFL, things change pretty quickly. So, if you are looking for more information about who the New Orleans Saints play tonight, you have come to the right place. We have all this information for you in detail, you can find these details for upcoming games at the top of the page.

      How to watch the New Orleans Saints?

      You can watch the New Orleans Saints on CBS, FOX, NBC, ESPN, NFL Network, NFL Red Zone and Direct TV NFL Sunday Ticket. On demand you can watch the games on CBS All Access, FOX Sports app, NBC Sports app, ESPN, Amazon Prime Video, NFL Mobile app, NFL Sunday Ticket, DIRECT TV NFL Sunday Ticket, NFL Game Pass, Yahoo Sports App, NFL Mobile app and Saints app. 

      Will the New Orleans Saints make the playoffs this year?

      The new season of the NFL has begun! The Saints finished first in the National Football Conference South division in the 2019 NFL season, with a 13-3 win loss record, and did make it to the playoffs. 

      When do the New Orleans Saints play?

      New Orleans Saints fans are always looking for more information about when their team plays the next game. For all the information you have been craving and more, be sure to check the top of this page. Here as SportsTips we list all the information you need like the kick off time, location of the game and the all important NFL odds.

      When is the next New Orleans Saints game? 

      For more details on the next New Orleans Saints game, check above on the page, we include all the details there.

      Where did the New Orleans Saints finish the season?

      The Saints finished first in the National Football Conference South in the 2019 NFL season. 

      How many games did the New Orleans Saints win?

      The New Orleans Saints won 13 games in the 2019 NFL season.