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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

    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. 

    On the quest for their fourth consecutive NFC South division title, the New Orleans Saints got their 2020 season off to the perfect start defeating the new-look Tampa Bay Buccaneers in their season opener. Although they lost their next two games, the Saints then went on a nine game winning streak between Week 4 and Week 13, improving from 1-2 to 10-2.

    New Orleans closed out the last month of the regular season with a pair of losses (@ Philadelphia, vs Kansas City), followed by a pair of wins (vs Minnesota, @ Carolina), to finish with a 12-4 record. In their Week 16 victory over the Vikings, Alvin Kamara rushed for six touchdowns, tying a 91-year-old NFL record set by Hall-of-Fame-fullback Ernie Nevers.

    The Saints won the NFC South for the fourth consecutive year after becoming the first team in the NFC South history to sweep the division.

    New Orleans defeated the Bears 21-9 in the Wild Card round of the playoffs. However, in their third meeting of the season, the Saints suffered their first loss to Tom Brady and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, which eliminated them from the playoffs.

    The 2021 season did not go well for the New Orleans Saints. To top it off at the end of the year head coach Sean Payton announced he is stepping away from the franchise so it is going to be Dennis Allen who will take the Saints into 2022.

    Expert 2022-23 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 2022-23 season. Do the New Orleans Saints have the star power to make it all the way to the playoffs and win the Super Bowl in 2023?

    Have a read on below at SportsTips expert picks & preview on the New Orleans Saints:

    Front Office

    For the first time in a long time the New Orleans Saints will be without head coach Sean Peyton after he decided to step away from football following last season. Taking over for the Saints will be Dennis Allen. He has spent the last eight years in the New Orleans Saints organization and he is the former Oakland Raiders head coach from 2012 to 2014. 

    This will be a second opportunity as a head coach in the league and the first time it did not go so well, as he compiled an overall record of 8-28 in two and a quarter seasons. His Oakland teams never managed to win more than four games a season and when he was fired they were 0-4 in 2014.  

    Offense

    Jameis Winston returns as the starting quarterback for this offense and they were rolling before he got injured last season. Prior to his injury he was on pace to have a career year and likely lead the New Orleans Saints back to the playoffs. He will be re-joined by Michael Thomas this season and rookie wide receiver Chris Olave is expected to make a huge impact as well. 

    They also picked up Jarvis Landry via free agency as this Saints offense has the opportunity to finish at the top of the league especially when you consider they will likely have Alvin Kamara for the entire season as well. This is going to be a very dangerous and productive New Orleans Saints offense this season.

    Defense

    The New Orleans Saints defense finished towards the top of the National Football League last season in points allowed with only 19 points allowed per game. They had no problem manufacturing turnovers as they finished with 25 and a positive turnover difference. Heading into this season they have some solid impact players on the defensive side of the football. 

    Guys like Cameron Jordan, Demario Davis, and the newly acquired Honey Badger Tyrann Mathieu will look to continue to make an impact in 2022-23. Mathieu and Marshon Lattimore make up a tandem that could grab at least five interceptions apiece this season in what could be a defensive unit that once again finishes towards the top of the league.

    New Orleans Saints Betting & Odds Preview 2022-23

    Last season the New Orleans Saints finished with a record of 9-8 and they are expected to finish about the same as they did during the 2021-22 season. Oddsmakers expect the New Orleans Saints to win around eight of their seventeen games during the 2022-23 National Football League season. 

    The odds for betting the over on the win line are currently (-135), while the odds for the betting the under on the win line are currently (+115) heading into the 2022-23 season. Their odds to win their division are currently (+380), while their odds to bring home a Conference Championship are (+2200) at the moment. 

    Their current odds to win the Super Bowl and bring home the Lombardi Trophy at the end of the season are listed at (+5000) heading into the 2022-23 National Football League season. This puts them as one of the longshots to bring home the title this season.

    They are currently the favorites in four of their seventeen games this season. As usual they are expected to win more games on their home field instead of having more wins on the road. They come into the 2022-23 National Football League season expected to be two possession favorites in zero of their seventeen games and two possession underdogs in zero of their seventeen games this season.  

    It’ll be interesting to see how this team performs after all the changes during the offseason and while playing in such a top heavy conference like the NFC. Due to the massive amount of parity in the National Football League, you never truly know what is going to happen from season to season. But all signs point towards the New Orleans Saints being on the less successful end of the spectrum during the 2022-23 National Football League season.

    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?

    Dennis Allen has been the head coach of the New Orleans Saints since 2022.

    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 Orleans Saints finished the 2021 season with a 9-8 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 $2.825 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 Orleans Saints did make the playoffs last year after finishing with a 9-8 record, second in the NFC South and eighth in the NFC.

    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 New Orleans Saints finished second in the NFC South and 8th in the NFC.

    How many games did the New Orleans Saints win?

    The New Orleans Saints won 9 games in the 2021 NFL season.