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New Orleans Saints
Current season
Established November 1, 1966; 54 years ago (November 1, 1966)[1]
First season: 1967
Play in Caesars Superdome
New Orleans, Louisiana
Headquartered in Metairie, Louisiana
New Orleans Saints logo
New Orleans Saints wordmark
League/conference affiliations

National Football League (1967–present)

Current uniform
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Team colorsOld gold, black, white[2][3]
Fight song"When the Saints Go Marching In"
MascotGumbo, Sir Saint
Owner(s)Gayle Benson[4][5]
PresidentDennis Lauscha
Head coachSean Payton
General managerMickey Loomis
Team history
  • New Orleans Saints (1967–present)
Team nicknames
  • The Black and Gold
  • The Dome Patrol
  • The Bless You Boys
  • The Who Dats
League championships (1)
Conference championships (1)
  • NFC: 2009
Division championships (9)
  • NFC West: 1991, 2000
  • NFC South: 2006, 2009, 2011, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020
Playoff appearances (14)
  • NFL: 1987, 1990, 1991, 1992, 2000, 2006, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2013, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020
Home fields
  • Tulane Stadium (1967–1974)
  • Caesars Superdome (1975–2004, 2006–present)

Temporary stadiums in 2005 due to the effects of Hurricane Katrina:

  • Tiger Stadium (four games)
  • Alamodome (three games)
  • Giants Stadium (one game)
New Orleans Saints Headquarters and Practice Facility

The New Orleans Saints are a professional American football team based in New Orleans. The Saints compete in the National Football League (NFL) as a member of the league's National Football Conference (NFC) South division. Since 1975, the team plays its home games at Caesars Superdome[6][7] after utilizing Tulane Stadium during its first eight seasons. Founded by John W. Mecom Jr., David Dixon, and the city of New Orleans on November 1, 1966,[8][9][10] the Saints joined the NFL as an expansion team in 1967. They are named after the jazz music heritage of New Orleans and the spiritual hymn "When the Saints Go Marching In".

The Saints were among the NFL's least successful franchises in their first several decades, where they went 20 consecutive seasons without a winning record or qualifying for the playoffs. They earned their first winning record and postseason berth in 1987, while their first playoff win would not occur until 2000, their 34th season. The team's fortunes improved amid the 21st century, which saw them become more consistent postseason contenders. Their greatest success to date came in the 2009 season, when they won Super Bowl XLIV, the team's first Super Bowl appearance. The Saints are one of two NFL franchises to win their sole Super Bowl appearance, along with the New York Jets, and the most recent to do so.


Early history

最初は地元のスポーツ起業家デイブディクソンの発案によるもので、後にルイジアナスーパードームを建設してUSFLを設立しました。実際、聖人たちは、米国下院議員のヘイルボッグズ、米国上院議員のラッセルロング、NFLコミッショナーのライアンウィルソンによってもたらされた密室取引で密かに生まれました。[要出典] NFLは、提案されたAFL-NFL合併の議会承認を必要としていました。[11] Dixon and a local civic group had been seeking an NFL franchise for over five years and had hosted record crowds for NFL exhibition games. To seal the merger, Rozelle arrived in New Orleans within a week, and announced on November 1, 1966, that the NFL officially had awarded the city of New Orleans an NFL franchise.[9][10] The team was named for "When the Saints Go Marching In", the classic jazz standard associated with New Orleans. When the deal was reached a week earlier, Dixon strongly suggested to Rozelle that the announcement be delayed until November 1, to coincide with All Saints' Day. Dixon even cleared the name with New Orleans' Archbishop Philip M. Hannan, "thought it would be a good idea," according to Dixon. "He had an idea the team was going to need all the help it could get."[12]

Boggs' Congressional committee in turn quickly approved the NFL merger. John W. Mecom Jr., a young oilman from Houston, became the team's first majority stockholder. The team's colors, black and gold, symbolized both Mecom's and New Orleans' strong ties to the oil industry. Trumpeter Al Hirt was part owner of the team, and his rendition of "When the Saints Go Marching In" was made the official fight song.[citation needed]

Archie Manning, pictured attempting a pass in 1980, was one of the first players to be inducted into the Saints' Ring of Honor.

The inaugural game in 1967 on September 17 started with a 94-yard opening kickoff return for a touchdown by John Gilliam, but the Saints lost that game 27–13 to the Los Angeles Rams at Tulane Stadium, with over 80,000 in attendance.[13] It was one of the few highlights of a 3–11 season, which set an NFL record for most wins by an expansion team.

For most of their first 20 years, the Saints were the definition of NFL futility, finishing third or fourth in their division until 1979. The 1979 and 1983 teams were the only ones to even finish at .500 until 1987.

One of the franchise's early bright moments came on November 8, 1970, when Tom Dempsey kicked an NFL record-breaking 63-yard field goal at Tulane Stadium to defeat the Detroit Lions 19–17 in the final seconds of the game; the previous record was seven yards less, set in 1953.[14][15] Dempsey's record was not broken until 2013 by Matt Prater of the Denver Broncos, who kicked one yard farther (at elevation in Colorado).

In 1980, the Saints lost their first 14 games, prompting local sportscaster Bernard "Buddy D" Diliberto to advise Saints supporters to wear paper bags over their heads at the team's home games; many bags rendered the club's name as the "'Aints" rather than the "Saints."[16]

Jim E. Mora era (1986–1996)

Tom Benson, a successful automobile dealership owner and banker, acquired the franchise in 1985, and hired Jim Finks as general manager and Jim Mora as head coach. That combination provided the Saints with their first-ever winning record and playoff appearance, going 12–3 in 1987, which had one fewer game than normal due to a players' strike. Another playoff berth would follow during the 1990 season, and the club's first division title came in 1991. During Mora's tenure, the Saints made the playoffs four times, with teams marked by strong defenses led by the "Dome Patrol" linebacking corps, but they were never able to win a playoff game. Mora coached the Saints until the middle of the 1996 season, when he stepped down halfway through the 3–13 season. His 93 wins were three more than the Saints won in their entire history prior to his arrival, and would remain the most for any Saints coach until 2016.

Mike Ditka era (1997–1999)

After the end of the 1996 season, ironically as Diliberto had suggested before Mora's resignation, former Chicago Bears coach Mike Ditka was hired to replace Mora. Although this initially generated a lot of excitement among Saints fans, Ditka's tenure ended up being a failure. The Saints went 6–10 in their first two seasons under Ditka (1997 and 1998). During the 1999 NFL Draft, Ditka traded all of his picks for that season, as well as the first-round and third-round picks for the following season, to the Washington Redskins in order to draft University of Texas Heisman Trophy running back Ricky Williams in the first round. Ditka and Williams had a mock wedding picture taken to commemorate the occasion. However, Ditka, most of his coaching staff, and general manager Bill Kuharich were fired at the end of the 1999 season due to the club's 3–13 record.

Jim Haslett era (2000–2005)

ジムハスレットは2000年から2005年までポストを保持しました。彼の最初の年に、彼はチームを2000プレーオフに連れて行き、チームの史上初のプレーオフ勝利のためにディフェンディングスーパーボウルチャンピオンのセントルイスラムズを破りました。チームは翌週、ミネソタバイキングに敗れました。2000年のNFLエグゼクティブオブザイヤー賞を受賞した後、ゼネラルマネージャーのランディミューラーはベンソンの説明なしに2001年から2002年のシーズンに解雇されました。聖人たちは2001年と2002年にプレーオフを行うことができませんでしたが、後年には最終的なスーパーボウルXXXVIIチャンピオンのタンパベイバッカニアーズを破るという区別がありました。 彼らの定期的なシーズンの会議の両方で、NFLの歴史の中でそうするのは2番目のチームだけです。

In 2003, the Saints again missed the playoffs after finishing 8–8. The 2004 season started poorly for the Saints, as they went 2–4 through their first six games and 4–8 through their first twelve games. At that point Haslett's job appeared to be in jeopardy; however, he managed to win the three straight games leading up to the season finale, leaving the Saints in playoff contention in the final week of the season. In week 17, the Saints defeated division rivals Carolina; however, the Saints needed other results to break their way and when the St. Louis Rams beat the New York Jets the Saints were eliminated despite having beaten the Rams, who finished with the same record. The Rams, Saints, and Vikings all were 8–8, with the Rams having a 7–5 conference record, Saints 6–6, and the Vikings 5–7. The Rams received the #1 wild-card due to having the best conference record out of the three, followed by the Vikings due to the 38–31 loss handed to the Saints in Week 6. Haslett was fired after the 2005 season, in which the Saints finished 3–13 and did not play any regular-season games in New Orleans due to Hurricane Katrina.

Effect of Hurricane Katrina

Tiger Stadium was one of the venues that hosted the Saints in 2005.

Due to the damage Hurricane Katrina caused to the Superdome and the New Orleans area, the Saints' scheduled 2005 home opener against the New York Giants was moved to Giants Stadium. The remainder of their 2005 home games were split between the Alamodome in San Antonio, Texas, and LSU's Tiger Stadium in Baton Rouge.

Sean Payton era (2006–present)

Sean Payton is the current head coach.

2006 season

On January 17, 2006, the Saints hired Sean Payton as their new head coach and, on March 14, signed former San Diego Chargers quarterback Drew Brees to a six-year, $60 million deal.[17]

On March 23, the Saints announced that the team's two 2006 preseason games were to be played at Shreveport, Louisiana, and Jackson, Mississippi. After a $185 million renovation of the historic stadium, on April 6 the Saints released their 2006 schedule, with all home games scheduled to be played at the Superdome. On September 19, Saints owner Tom Benson announced that the team had sold out the Louisiana Superdome for the entire season with season tickets alone (68,354 seats), a first in franchise history.[18]

The September 25, home opener, the first home game in New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina, was won by the Saints 23–3 against the Atlanta Falcons, who were undefeated in the 2006 season at that time. The attendance for the game was a sellout crowd of 70,003. Meanwhile, the broadcast of the game was ESPN's highest-ever rated program to date, with an 11.8 rating, and viewership by 10.85 million homes. It was the most-watched program for the night, broadcast or cable, and was the second-highest rated cable program of all time at the time. Green Day and U2 performed "Wake Me Up When September Ends" and "The Saints Are Coming", respectively, before the game. The game received a 2007 ESPY award for "Best Moment in Sports." The game is remembered by Saints fans for Steve Gleason's blocked punt on the opening series that resulted in a touchdown for New Orleans.




The Saints announced that for the second year in a row, the Louisiana Superdome had sold out every ticket for the season.[19] Additionally, all luxury boxes had been sold out for the season.[citation needed] Both of these statistics are particularly surprising given that the city-proper has about 300,000 people or 150,000 fewer people than July 2005 population data (though the metro area still accounts for 1.2 million people).[citation needed]

The first game of the season was against the defending Super Bowl XLI champion Indianapolis Colts. The Saints lost this game, 41–10, and lost their next three games. In one of these three games, against the Tennessee Titans, the Saints lost running back Deuce McAllister for the season with his second career (second time in three seasons) ACL tear. After winning their first game, against the Seattle Seahawks, two weeks later, the team went on a four-game winning streak to bring their record to an even 4–4. After reaching 7–7, the Saints lost their final two games to finish 7–9.

2008 season

Following a disappointing 7–9 record in the 2007 season, the Saints ended the 2008 season 8–8. Failing to qualify for the post-season for the second straight year, the Saints found themselves struggling on defense. However, the Saints would match the explosive offense they had in the 2006 season. Drew Brees ended the 2008 season just 16 yards short of beating Dan Marino's single-season record of 5084 total passing yards, and receiver Lance Moore came 72 yards short of his first 1000-yard season.

2009 season: First Super Bowl championship

Quarterback Drew Brees was named MVP in Super Bowl XLIV.

The 2009 season was the team's most successful season, which culminated in the franchise's first league championship win against the Indianapolis Colts in Super Bowl XLIV. After achieving a record of 13–0 with their win over the Atlanta Falcons, it marked the Saints' best start to a season in its franchise history. The result clinched an NFC playoff berth, a bye in the first round of the playoffs. By winning their first 13 games, the Saints also set the record for the longest undefeated season opening (13–0) by an NFC team since the AFL–NFL merger, surpassing the previous record (12–0) held by the 1985 Chicago Bears. However, they would fall victim to the Dallas Cowboys in week 14, going on to end the season with a three-game losing streak. The Saints became the first team to win a Super Bowl after losing its last three regular-season games.

Although its opponents would include winners of 9 of the last 15 NFL MVP awards, the team advanced to the 2009 NFC Championship game where they defeated the Minnesota Vikings, led by Brett Favre, 31–28 in overtime, advancing to their first Super Bowl appearance in franchise history. Television ratings for Super Bowl XLIV (44) were the highest for any TV program, sports or otherwise, in history,[20] as their successful bid to win the Super Bowl was seen by many to represent the city's resurgence after the devastating Hurricane Katrina.[citation needed]

2010 season

The Saints' 2010 season began in the Superdome as the defending Super Bowl champions defeated the Minnesota Vikings 14–9, in a rematch of the 2009 NFC Championship Game. It was played on Thursday, September 9, 2010, and televised on NBC, making it the first time the Saints have opened the NFL's season at home. On Sunday, August 8, 2010, NBC announced the televised opening festivities of the evening would begin with Taylor Swift and Dave Matthews Band. On December 27, 2010, with a 17–14 win against the Atlanta Falcons in Atlanta, the Saints clinched a playoff appearance (wild card). This marked the first time a team in the NFC South had made back-to-back playoff appearances since the division was formed in 2002. The Saints would face the Seattle Seahawks for the wild-card opener at Qwest Field. The Seahawks were the first NFL team to capture their division with a sub-.500 regular-season record (7–9). Drew Brees completed a postseason-record 39 passes for 404 yards and two touchdowns. Despite throwing 60 passes and hindered by a lack of depth at running back, last year's Super Bowl MVP was not intercepted and rallied the Saints within 34–30 in the fourth quarter. In the end, his efforts were negated by a defense that could not get enough stops and a late touchdown run by マーショーン・リンチは、残り3:22で半ダースのタックルを打ち破り、シーホークスがセインツ41–36を倒すのに役立ちました。


The Saints began their season with a loss against the Green Bay Packers, but the team rebounded for the next four weeks to bring their record to 4–1. A loss to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers brought the record to 4–2, but the team bounced back with a 62–7 blowout win against the struggling Indianapolis Colts. A surprise loss to the St. Louis Rams resulted in the record dropping to 5–3. In the next seven weeks the Saints beat talented teams such as the eventual Super Bowl XLVI champion New York Giants, Detroit Lions, and Atlanta Falcons, bringing their season record to 12–3. To cap off the season, quarterback Drew Breesセインツのディビジョン優勝ゲームに向かう途中で、25年以上にわたって保持されていたシングルシーズンのパス記録を破りました。セインツはNFC南地区で優勝しました12月26日にタイトルを獲得し、NFCの3番目のシードとして2011年シーズンを終了しました。彼らは13–3の記録で終わり、Carolina 45–17を破り、ダレン・スプロールスに1シーズンでほとんどの多目的ヤードの記録を返しました。チームはその年、シーズンのほとんどのヤード、完了率、ヤード通過、完了などを含む多数の記録を破りました。ニューオーリンズセインツは、2011年のNFCワイルドカードプレーオフゲーム45–28でデトロイトライオンズを破りました。ニューオーリンズはまた、ゲームのチームファーストダウンでNFLのポストシーズンマークを結び(34)、49年前に設定されたヤード記録を上回り、合計ヤードの記録を626で破りました。キャンドルスティックパークでのサンフランシスコフォーティナイナーズとのプレーオフでディビジョンラウンドで敗れたセインツは、多くの人がインスタントクラシックと見なしたゲームです[要出典]プレーの最後の4分間で、リードが何度も変更されたため。


After an off-season dominated by the bounty scandal and the year-long suspension of head coach Sean Payton, the Saints sought to refocus on football and produce yet another winning year. Instead, the team, led by offensive line coach Aaron Kromer for its first six games, started the season with four straight losses and a last-place spot in the NFC South. The team finally broke through with a win in Week 5, against the San Diego Chargers, a game that also saw quarterback Drew Brees break Johnny Unitas's longstanding record for consecutive games with a touchdown pass. After their bye week, the Saints went on to win 4 of their next 5 games, to bring their record to an even 5–5. Joe Vitt returned after his six-game suspension to serve as interim head coach for the rest of the season. The team failed to hold its momentum however, and lost the next three games, including a loss at Atlanta that also marked the end of Brees' record touchdown streak after 54 games, and a 52–27 blowout loss to the Giants that dropped the Saints to 5–8. Despite winning 2 of their last 3 games, and Brees again leading the league with 5,177 passing yards (his third time to surpass 5,000 yards, as he remained the only quarterback to break that barrier more than once), the team finished third in the NFC South, at 7–9. The Saints defense allowed 7,042 yards, setting an NFL record.[21]

2013 season

The Saints finished their 2013 preseason 3–1, and won their first five regular-season games against the Atlanta Falcons, Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Arizona Cardinals, Miami Dolphins and Chicago Bears. The Saints under Sean Peyton had been winless in Chicago's Soldier Field and had not won in the Windy City since 2000. The Saints fared well against Chicago, Arizona and Miami, winning 26–18, 31–7 and 38–17 respectively, but needed a 4th down shutdown and a last-minute field goal to escape Atlanta and Tampa Bay. The Saints went on a 5–0 win streak, but were stopped short by the New England Patriots in Week 6, losing 30–27, with a touchdown pass by Tom Brady in the last 5 seconds of the game. New Orleans would go undefeated at home for the second straight season with Sean Payton as the head coach, but finish just 3–5 on the road. Key losses included a 7–34 blowout against the Seattle Seahawks on Monday Night Football in Seattle which cost them homefield advantage throughout the playoffs, a 16–27 upset against the St. Louis Rams in St. Louis which led to the Saints needing to win their next game against Carolina to control their own playoff destiny, and a heartbreaking 13–17 defeat to their division rival the Carolina Panthers in Charlotte who went on to win the NFC South. The Saints finished the season with an 11–5 record and earned a wild card berth as the sixth seed in the NFC. On January 4, 2014, the Saints recorded their first road playoff win in franchise history over the Philadelphia Eagles 26–24. On January 11, the Saints lost to the first seed, the Seattle Seahawks, once again in Seattle 15–23. The weather conditions were very poor, which gave the offense much difficulty. Despite the conditions, the defense of the Saints played well, holding Seattle to just 23 over the 34 points allowed against Seattle during the regular season.

2014 season

The Saints finished the season 7–9, second in their division behind the 7–8–1 Carolina Panthers. They missed out on the playoffs after being defeated 14–30 by their divisional rival, the Atlanta Falcons, in the second-to-last week of the season. This season was notorious in Saints history for having the 31st worst-ranked defense in the league, which is one of the main reasons for the Saints' poor 2014 campaign. The only two great performances by the defense out of the entire season came from a 44–23 home win against the Green Bay Packers and a 31–15 victory against the Chicago Bears in Chicago.

2015 season

The Saints finished with a 7–9 record for the second consecutive season. They were third in the NFC South after the 15–1 NFC champions Carolina Panthers and the 8–8 Atlanta Falcons. Their defense was historically bad. They allowed the most passing touchdowns in a season in NFL history as they allowed 45, effectively making them the worst passing defense in NFL history. They also set the NFL record in opposing passer rating (116.2), while finishing last in points allowed (29.8) and yards allowed per play (6.6).[22] Atrocious play by defensive captain Brandon Browner, who set the NFL record for most penalties with 23, did not help the struggling Saints defense. Defensive coordinator Rob Ryan was fired near the half-way point in the season and was replaced by senior defensive assistant Dennis Allen.[23] The Saints had strong play from their 2015 draft class. The Saints' first pick Andrus Peat started at right tackle and left guard at certain points in the season, and other first-round pick Stephone Anthony finished his rookie season with 112 tackles, one sack, one interception, and two forced fumbles. He had two scores, both coming against the Carolina Panthers and led all rookies in tackles. Second-round pick Hau'oli Kikaha had 4 sacks. Canadian football star Delvin Breaux, who was signed in the off-season, led the Saints struggling secondary with 3 interceptions and 19 pass deflections. Drew Brees also tied the NFL record for touchdown passes in a game with 7, coming against the New York Giants.[24]

On March 15, 2018, the Saints' owner Tom Benson died from flu at the age of 90 after he was hospitalized on February 16, 2018.[25] Benson's wife Gayle Benson succeeded him as the owner of the Saints and the NBA's New Orleans Pelicans.

Logos and uniforms

The fleur-de-lis is the symbol of the Saints.

Black, along with old gold and white, has always been one of the team colors, but it was not the first choice of original majority owner John W. Mecom Jr. His preference was for Mecom blue, a medium shade which was used by all of his other investments. The NFL office, however, informed him that his proposed combination too closely resembled that worn by the San Diego Chargers. Although the Chargers were members of the AFL, the older league did not want to offend its soon-to-be partner so soon after the merger. Mecom settled on black as the primary color as a nod to his financial involvement in the petroleum industry. "Black gold" is a term synonymous with oil.[26] Although the Pittsburgh Steelers—who played a few home games in New Orleans during their early years to avoid conflict with the Pittsburgh Panthers football team—have long used black and gold as their colors, their shade of gold more closely resembles yellow, making the Saints black and gold compatible with the rest of the NFL.

Except for minor modifications, the Saints' logo and uniforms have basically remained the same since the club debuted in 1967. The team's logo is a fleur-de-lis (a symbol of the City of New Orleans and of France's Royal Family, which included the House of Bourbon), while its uniform design consists of gold helmets, gold pants, and either black or white jerseys. Minor changes to the uniform stripes and trim have been made throughout the years. The team wore black helmets during the 1969 preseason, but NFL commissioner Pete RozelleMecomがリーグオフィスに変更を通知しなかったため、レギュラーシーズン中に聖人がヘルメットを使用することを禁じました。 NFLがチームにシーズンごとに1つのヘルメットシェルのみを使用することを要求し始めた2013年以前の代替ヘルメットとしても、黒のヘルメットは導入されていません。

The Saints predominantly wore white at home when the club played at Tulane Stadium from 1967 through 1974 (except in 1969 and 1970), forcing opponents to suffer in their darker jerseys in the subtropical climate of New Orleans. When the surface at Tulane Stadium switched from natural grass to PolyTurf in 1971, field temperatures became hotter still. In Archie Manning's first game, in the 1971 season opener against the Los Angeles Rams, temperatures on the field reached as high as 130 °F (54 °C). The heavily favored Rams wilted in the stifling heat, and the Saints claimed their first-ever victory over their NFC West rivals, 24–20, on Manning's one-yard quarterback sneak on the last play of the game.

The Saints switched to white pants in 1975, coinciding with the team's move from Tulane Stadium to the Superdome, and have worn white at home numerous times since then. One year later, they started to wear black pants with their white jerseys, a move influenced by coach Hank Stram, who introduced red pants to the Kansas City Chiefs' uniforms in 1968. In an October 3, 1976 home game against the Houston Oilers, Hank Stram used the Saints' road uniforms, the white jerseys and black pants. The Saints lost that game 31–26. During the 1981–82 seasons (Bum Phillips' first two seasons as coach), the team wore white jerseys with black pants at home, but reverted to the black jerseys and white pants for 1983. They reverted to wearing gold pants with both their black and white jerseys in 1986 under new coach Jim E. Mora. From 1986 through 1995, the sleeves of the jerseys and sides of the pants featured a logo with a fleur-de-lis inside an outline of the state of Louisiana (with the location of New Orleans marked with a star in the state outline). The logo replaced the striping pattern that had been on the uniforms since the team's inception; save for color variations, the striping pattern was similar to that used by the Washington Redskins (until 1979), Green Bay Packers (until 1997), and Cleveland Browns (until 2014), which is likely why the change was made. That logo was removed in 1996 and replaced with a fleur-de-lis on both the sleeves and sides of the pants.

From 1996 through 1998, the Saints returned to gold numbers on both the white and black jerseys, but complaints about the numbers on the white jerseys being too difficult to read forced the numbers on the white jerseys to be changed to black in 1999. The Saints wore black pants with a wide gold stripe with their white jerseys in 1999, but following a 3–13 season and the dismissal of coach Mike Ditka, the black pants were mothballed by new coach Jim Haslett.


In 2000, the Saints won their first playoff game as they hosted the St. Louis Rams, and after having a better road record than home record, they wore their white jerseys, and won 31–28 over the defending champion Rams. The defining play of the game came with the Saints clinging to a three-point lead with minutes to play. The Saints punted to the Rams' Az-Zahir Hakim (who would play one season for the Saints in 2005), who fumbled the punt deep in Rams' territory. Brian Milne recovered for the Saints, who then ran out the clock to preserve the victory.

In 2001, they wore their white jerseys in the first six home games. During that same year, they primarily wore black pants with both their white and black jerseys. They became the first NFL team to wear all-black uniforms in a Week 5 road game against the Carolina Panthers, and again in weeks 16 and 17 in home games against the Washington Redskins and San Francisco 49ers; the Saints were outscored 78–10 in the final two contests to end a 7–9 campaign.

In 2002, the Saints wore black pants with their white jerseys (except for the final road game, a 20–13 loss in Cincinnati when they went back to the gold pants), and gold pants with their black jerseys, a gold alternate jersey, and a 1967-style throwback uniform, complete with an accurate 1967-era helmet which featured a larger fleur-de-lis, a darker shade of gold and grey facemasks. But one season later, they stopped using the alternates and again reverted to wearing gold pants with both their black and white jerseys.

チームは、2002年12月15日のミネソタバイキングとの試合で32〜31敗のゴールドの代替ジャージ(黒のズボンを着用)を導入しましたが、それ以降は着用していません。メタリックゴールドの明るい色のため、ゴールドジャージはゲームでは「明るい」ジャージと見なされていたため、バイキングは紫色のホームジャージを「暗い」色のチームとして着用しました。 1つのチームは「暗い」を着用し、1つのチームは「明るい」を着用する必要があります。これは、視聴者がチームを区別できるように白黒のテレビ放送のために行われました。唯一の例外は、両方のチームが感謝祭のクラシックゲームなどの先祖返りのユニフォームを着ている場合です。 2003年から2007年まで、ニューイングランドペイトリオッツ had a "light" jersey (their alternate, a bright metallic silver) that is not white in which the other team would wear their colored, or "dark" jerseys against them since the third jersey rule was implemented in the NFL in 2002.

The Saints also introduced a 1967-style throwback uniform in a 23–20 win on December 1, 2002, against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. This uniform was not worn again until a 40–33 win against the Houston Texans on September 25, 2011, and also on November 6, 2011, against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in a 27–16 Saints win. However, the 2011 throwbacks use the current helmet, meaning the shades of gold on the helmet and jersey do not match.

In 2006, to honor their return to Louisiana, the Saints wore a patch on their uniforms with an outline of the State of Louisiana with a fleur-de-lis superimposed, similar to the logo from the 1980s.

The Saints originally planned to wear white jerseys at home for the 2006 season, but during the season, the players voted to wear the black jerseys at home after the second game. Since the team had informed the NFL office that they planned to wear white jerseys at home, each of the Saints' remaining home opponents would have to agree to New Orleans' request. The Atlanta Falcons, Tampa Bay Buccaneers and Cincinnati Bengals did not agree to the switch, forcing the Saints to wear white jerseys for those games.

Starting in week 13 of the 2006 season, the Saints wore black pants with the black jerseys against the San Francisco 49ers (restoring them after a four-season absence), and in a Week 16 game in The Meadowlands against the New York Giants (a 30–7 Saints win), the Saints wore the black pants with their road white jerseys. The Saints later stuck with the black pants in their 2006 playoff run.

Since 2008, the Saints have worn white jerseys at home for preseason games and early regular-season home games.

In 2009, the Saints wore the black pants only once, beating St. Louis 28–23. They wore the white jerseys/gold pants combination during the Super Bowl XLIV victory over the Indianapolis Colts. In 2012 and 2014, the Saints wore black pants 12 times and wore gold pants 4 times. In 2013, gold pants were used only 7 times (including playoffs). After 2015, a season in which the gold pants were donned 10 times, the Saints only wore them sporadically in the regular season, though they were still used regularly in the preseason.

Prior to the 2016 season, the NFL introduced the Color Rush program, and the Saints' version is a mixture of different uniform designs from earlier eras. White jersey tops featured old gold numbers with black trim along with gold and black sleeve stripes (a nod to the team's late 1960s uniforms). Complementing the uniforms were white pants (inspired from the 1975–85 look) and all-white socks. The Saints first wore the uniform during Week 11 of that season against the Carolina Panthers on the road, and was worn on the road two more times thereafter. Its first home appearance came in Week 11 of the 2018 season against the Philadelphia Eagles; the Saints were forced to wear the white uniforms at home after head coach Sean Payton lost a bet with Eagles coach Doug Pederson during a charity golf event in the offseason.

In 2019, a variation of the all-white Color Rush look was unveiled during the Week 6 game against the Jacksonville Jaguars. The Saints wore their current white uniforms, but paired them with white pants minus any striping (an inverse of their black pants). During the regular season, New Orleans went undefeated (8–0) while wearing either all-white uniform. As a result, they opted to wear the new all-white look at home during the Wild Card Round against the Minnesota Vikings. However, the Saints' luck finally ran out, losing in overtime 26–20.


The Superdome has been the home of the Saints since 1975.

Caesars Superdome is the Saints' home stadium. It has a listed seating capacity of 76,468 (expanded) or 73,208 (not expanded). The Saints own a perfect record there against the Houston Texans (2–0) and Jacksonville Jaguars (3–0), but a winless one against the Baltimore Ravens (0–2).


Divisional rivals

Atlanta Falcons

The Saints' oldest rival are the Atlanta Falcons. The Falcons lead the rivalry series 53–51. The two clubs joined the NFL within a year of each other as expansion teams and have played each other twice a season since the Saints joined the league in 1967.

Tampa Bay Buccaneers

The Saints have a developing rivalry with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, who have been part of the NFC South with the Saints since 2002.

The teams actually played each other quite often as non-division rivals. Between 1977 and 2001, there were only five years in which the teams did not play. This includes 12 years in a row from 1981 to 1992 – all as a result of the scheduling formulas in place prior to 2002 (this remains a record for most consecutive years in which two teams not from the same division met each other).

The Saints won 13 of 20 games as non-division opponents. Since becoming division rivals, the Saints have the edge in the series, winning 16 games to the Bucs' 10.

One notable pre-division game is a 1977 matchup that resulted in Tampa Bay's first win in franchise history coming against New Orleans after previously starting out 0–26 overall.

On January 17, 2021, the two teams faced off in the playoffs for the first time in their rivalry history with Tampa Bay winning 30–20, despite New Orleans beating Tampa Bay twice in the regular season.

Carolina Panthers

The Saints and the Carolina Panthers have been division rivals since Carolina joined the league as an expansion franchise in 1995, first in the NFC West and then in the NFC South since 2002. An extremely close series, the Saints hold the head-to-head advantage 27–25, including a Wild Card victory in 2017.

Carolina defeated New Orleans on the road every year from 2002 to 2008, a streak of seven seasons. Notable games include Carolina's 19–7 home victory in 1996 that sparked Saints head coach Jim Mora's infamous "Diddley Poo" rant and resignation from the team, Carolina's 10–6 win in the 2002 season finale at the Superdome to knock the Saints out of the playoffs, and the emotional 2005 season opener at Carolina where the Saints won 23–20 in the face of Hurricane Katrina and an eventual 3–13 season.

In their last game in the 2014 NFL season, a fight between players broke out in the end zone and spilled out into the tunnel entrance after a Cam Newton touchdown, with Panther's tight end Brandon Williams getting ejected and both teams receiving offsetting penalties. The Panthers won the contest 41–10, with early turnovers by the Saints being a factor in the blowout.[27]

On January 7, 2018, the two teams met in the NFL playoffs for the first time in the Wild Card round. It was the first ever playoff game between NFC South teams since the division's formation in 2002. The Saints beat the Panthers 31–26, thus eliminating Carolina.

Super Bowl appearance(s)

SeasonSuper BowlHead CoachLocationStadiumOpponentResultRecord
2009XLIVSean PaytonMiami Gardens, FloridaSun Life StadiumIndianapolis ColtsW 31–1713–3
Total Super Bowls won:1


Season-by-season records

Record vs. opponents

Note: W = Wins, L = Losses, T = Ties

TeamWLTPercentLast resultLast dateLast localePostseason
Jacksonville Jaguars520.714W 13–6October 13, 2019Jacksonville, Florida
Buffalo Bills840.667W 47–10November 12, 2017Orchard Park, New York
Tampa Bay Buccaneers37220.627L 20–30January 17, 2021New Orleans, Louisiana0–1 postseason
Baltimore / Indianapolis Colts850.615W 34–7December 16, 2019New Orleans, Louisiana1–0 postseason
Houston Texans320.600W 30–28September 9, 2019New Orleans, Louisiana
Chicago Bears18130.581W 21–9January 10, 2021New Orleans, Louisiana1–2 postseason
Seattle Seahawks860.571W 33–27September 22, 2019Seattle, Washington0–2 postseason
Pittsburgh Steelers970.563W 31–28December 23, 2018New Orleans, Louisiana
Detroit Lions14121.537W 35–29October 4, 2020Detroit, Michigan1–0 postseason
Carolina Panthers28250.528W 33–7January 3, 2021Charlotte, North Carolina1–0 postseason
St. Louis / Phoenix / Arizona Cardinals16150.516W 31–9October 27, 2019New Orleans, Louisiana1–0 postseason
Miami Dolphins660.500W 20–0October 1, 2017London, United Kingdom
ニューヨークジェッツ770.500W 31–192017年12月17日ルイジアナ州ニューオーリンズ
シンシナティベンガルズ770.500W 51–142018年11月11日オハイオ州シンシナティ
アトランタファルコンズ51530.490W 21–162020年12月6日アトランタ、ジョージア州0–1ポストシーズン
ニューヨークジャイアンツ14160.467W 33–182018年9月30日ニュージャージー州イーストラザフォード
オークランド/ロサンゼルス/ラスベガスレイダース671.464L 24–342020年9月21日ネバダ州ラスベガス
サンディエゴ/ロサンゼルスチャージャーズ670.462W 30–27 (OT)2020年10月12日ルイジアナ州ニューオーリンズ
セントルイス/ロサンゼルスラムズ34440.442L 9–272019年9月15日ロサンゼルス、カリフォルニア州1–1ポストシーズン
ダラスカウボーイズ13170.433W 12–102019年9月29日ルイジアナ州ニューオーリンズ
ヒューストンオイラーズ/テネシータイタンズ681.433W 38–282019年12月22日テネシー州ナッシュビル
カンザスシティチーフス570.417L 29–322020年12月20日ルイジアナ州ニューオーリンズ
フィラデルフィアイーグルス12170.414L 21–242020年12月13日ペンシルベニア州フィラデルフィア3–1ポストシーズン
ミネソタバイキング12200.375W 52–332020年12月25日ルイジアナ州ニューオーリンズ1–4ポストシーズン
ワシントンフットボールチーム10170.370W 43–192018年10月8日ルイジアナ州ニューオーリンズ
サンフランシスコフォーティナイナーズ27482.364W 27–132020年11月15日ルイジアナ州ニューオーリンズ0–1ポストシーズン
グリーンベイパッカーズ9170.346L 30–372020年9月27日ルイジアナ州ニューオーリンズ
ニューイングランドペイトリオッツ4100.308L 20–362017年9月17日ルイジアナ州ニューオーリンズ
ボルチモア・レイヴンズ250.286W 24–232018年10月21日メリーランド州ボルチモア
クリーブランドブラウンズ5130.278W 21–182018年9月16日ルイジアナ州ニューオーリンズ
デンバーブロンコス390.250W 31–32020年11月29日コロラド州デンバー


  • 通過ヤード: 510ドリューブリーズ(2006年11月19日、対シンシナティベンガルズ)
  • 1回の試行での通過ヤード: 16.1ドリューブリーズ(2009年11月30日、vsニューイングランドペイトリオッツ)
  • タッチダウンの合格: 7ドリューブリーズ(2015年11月1日、対ニューヨークジャイアンツ)T –NFLレコード
  • Passer rating: 158.3 Drew Brees (November 30, 2009, vs New England Patriots) T – NFL record
  • Consecutive pass completions: 23 Drew Brees (December 16/22, 2019, vs. Indianapolis Colts and Tennessee Titans)
  • Rushing yards: 206 George Rogers (September 4, 1983, vs St. Louis Cardinals)
  • Rushing touchdowns: 6 Alvin Kamara (December 25, 2020 vs Minnesota Vikings) T – NFL record
  • Receptions: 16 Michael Thomas (September 9, 2018, vs Tampa Bay Buccaneers)
  • レセプション、ポストシーズンゲーム: 15ダレンスプロールス(2012年1月14日、サンフランシスコフォーティナイナーズ)
  • 受け取りヤード: 211マイケルトーマス(2018年11月4日、対ロサンゼルスラムズ)
  • タッチダウンの受信: 4ジョーホーン(2003年12月14日、対ニューヨークジャイアンツ)
  • パントリターンヤード: 176レジーブッシュ(2008年10月6日、対ミネソタバイキング)
  • キックオフリターンヤード:304タイロンヒューズ(1994年10月23日、対ロサンゼルスラムズ)NFLレコード
  • Kickoff return & punt return yards: 347 Tyrone Hughes (October 23, 1994, vs Los Angeles Rams) NFL record
  • Passes intercepted: 3 Sammy Knight (September 9, 2001, at Buffalo Bills)
  • Longest interception return: 99 yards Darren Sharper (October 4, 2009, vs New York Jets)
  • Yards from scrimmage: 237 Deuce McAllister (November 16, 2003, vs Atlanta Falcons)
  • All-purpose yards: 356 Michael Lewis (October 13, 2002, vs Washington Redskins)
  • Longest field goal: 63 yards Tom Dempsey (November 8, 1970 vs Detroit Lions)
  • Field goals: 6 Tom Dempsey (November 16, 1969, at New York Giants)
  • Total touchdowns: 6 Alvin Kamara (December 25, 2020 vs Minnesota Vikings) T – NFL record
  • Points scored: 36 Alvin Kamara (December 25, 2020 vs Minnesota Vikings)
  • Points scored, team: 62 (October 23, 2011, vs Indianapolis Colts)
  • Sacks: 4.0 many times, most recently Cameron Jordan, (November 28, 2019, vs Atlanta Falcons)
  • 勝利のマージン: 62–7(2011年10月23日、vsインディアナポリスコルツ)
  • 最初のダウン: 40(2013年11月10日、vsダラスカウボーイズ)NFLレコード


  • 合格の試み:673ドリューブリーズ(2016)
  • 合格完了:471 Drew Brees(2016)–NFLレコード
  • 合格率:74.4 Drew Brees(2018)–NFLレコード
  • 通過ヤード:5,476ドリューブリーズ(2011)
  • タッチダウンの通過:46 Drew Brees(2011)
  • インターセプトの通過:22 Aaron Brooks(2001)、Drew Brees(2010)
  • パサーレイティング:116.3ドリューブリーズ(2019)
  • 急いでの試み:378ジョージ・ロジャース(1981)
  • 急いでいるヤード:1,674ジョージ・ロジャース(1981)
  • 急いでタッチダウン:16アルヴィンカマラ(2020)
  • レセプション:149マイケルトーマス(2019)–NFLレコード
  • 受け取りヤード:1,725 Michael Thomas(2019)
  • タッチダウンの受信:16ジミー・グラハム(2013)
  • Quarterback sacks: 17 Pat Swilling (1991) and La'Roi Glover (2000)
  • Passes intercepted: 10 Dave Whitsell (1967)
  • Pass interception return yards: 376 Darren Sharper (2009) – NFL record
  • Pass interceptions returned for touchdowns: 3 Darren Sharper (2009)
  • Field goals attempts: 41 Tom Dempsey (1969)
  • Field goals made: 32 Wil Lutz (2019)
  • Points: 147 John Kasay (2011)
  • Total touchdowns: 21 Alvin Kamara (2020) [28]
  • Punt return yards: 625 Michael Lewis (2002)
  • All-purpose yards: 2,696 Darren Sproles (2011) – NFL record
  • Yards from scrimmage: 2,157 Deuce McAllister (2003)
  • Points scored (team): 547 (2011)

Career records

  • Passing attempts: 8,742 Drew Brees (2006–2020)
  • Passing completions: 6,017 Drew Brees (2006–2020)
  • Passing yards: 68,010 Drew Brees (2006–2020)
  • Passing touchdowns: 491 Drew Brees (2006–2020)
  • パサーレイティング:101.5 Drew Brees(2006–2020)
  • パスカットの通過:190ドリューブリーズ(2006–2020)
  • 急いでの試み:1,429デュース・マカリスター(2001–2008)
  • 急いでいるヤード:6,096デュース・マカリスター(2001–2008)
  • 急いでタッチダウン:50マークイングラム(2011–2018)[29]
  • レセプション:711 Marques Colston(2006–2015)
  • 受け取りヤード:9,759マーケス・コルストン(2006–2015)
  • タッチダウンの受信:72 Marques Colston(2006–2015)
  • クォーターバックサック:123リッキージャクソン(1981–1993)
  • Passes intercepted: 37 Dave Waymer (1980–1989)
  • Field goal attempts: 389 Morten Andersen (1982–1994)
  • Field goals made: 302 Morten Andersen (1982–1994)
  • Extra points made: 412 Morten Andersen (1982–1994)
  • Points: 1,318 Morten Andersen (1982–1994)
  • Total touchdowns: 72 Marques Colston (2006–2015)
  • Pass interception return yards: 621 Tom Myers (1972–1981)
  • Pass interceptions returned for touchdowns: 4 Sammy Knight (1997–2002)
  • Punt return yards: 1,482 Michael Lewis (2001–2006)
  • パントリターンタッチダウン:4レジーブッシュ(2006–2010)
  • キックオフリターンヤード:5,903マイケル・ルイス(2001–2006)
  • 最長のパント:81トムマクニール(1967–1969)
  • ゲーム:228ドリューブリーズ(2006–2020)



35Earl CampbellRB1984–19851991Inducted mostly for career with Houston Oilers
57Rickey JacksonLB1981–19932010
77Willie RoafOT1993–20012012
16Ken StablerQB1982–19842016Inducted mostly for career with Oakland Raiders
7Morten AndersenK1982–19942017
Coaches and executives
Tom FearsCoach1967–19701970Inducted for playing career
Mike DitkaCoach1997–19991988Inducted for playing career[30]
Jim FinksGeneral manager1986–19931995
Hank StramCoach1976–19772003Inducted mostly for coaching career with Kansas City Chiefs (previously Dallas Texans)
Dick StanfelCoach19802016Inducted for playing career

Until the selection of Rickey Jackson in 2010, there had been no players in the Hall of Fame who earned their credentials primarily as Saints; the others were chosen for their work with previous teams. Jim Finks’ tenure as Saints general manager was a significant factor in his selection. When offensive tackle Willie Roaf was selected in 2012, he became the second Saint to earn his Hall of Fame credentials mostly while in New Orleans. Roaf was a member of the NFL's All-Decade team of the '90s.[31] Morten Andersen was selected in 2017, becoming the third former player inducted primarily for their accomplishments in New Orleans. Andersen was only the second full-time placekicker inducted into the Hall of Fame (the other was Jan Stenerud in 1991).[32]

Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame

Pro Bowl players

The following Saints players have been named to at least one Pro Bowl:

  • QB Drew Brees, Archie Manning
  • FB Tony Baker
  • RB Deuce McAllister, Dalton Hilliard, Rueben Mayes, George Rogers, Chuck Muncie, Andy Livingston, Mark Ingram Jr., Alvin Kamara
  • LT Jammal Brown, William Roaf, Jermon Bushrod, Terron Armstead
  • LG Brad Edelman, Jake Kupp, Carl Nicks, Ben Grubbs, Andrus Peat
  • C LeCharles Bentley, Joel Hilgenberg, Jonathan Goodwin, Max Unger
  • RG Jahri Evans, Larry Warford
  • RT Jon Stinchcomb
  • TE Hoby Brenner, Henry Childs, Jimmy Graham, Jared Cook
  • WR Joe Horn, Eric Martin, Wes Chandler, Michael Thomas
  • DE Will Smith, Joe Johnson, Wayne Martin, Renaldo Turnbull, Bruce Clark, Cameron Jordan
  • DT La'Roi Glover
  • LB Jonathan Vilma, Mark Fields, Keith Mitchell, Sam Mills, Vaughan Johnson, Pat Swilling, Rickey Jackson, Renaldo Turnbull
  • CB Tyrone Hughes, Bennie Thompson, Dave Waymer, Dave Whitsell, Marshon Lattimore
  • SS Roman Harper, Sammy Knight, Tom Myers
  • FS Darren Sharper
  • K Morten Andersen, Tom Dempsey, Wil Lutz
  • P Mitch Berger, Brian Hansen, Thomas Morstead
  • RS Deonte Harris

Two Saints head coaches have participated in the Pro Bowl, Tom Fears in 1970 (1969 season) and Sean Payton in 2007 (2006 season) and 2018 (2017 season).

Super Bowl MVPs




[33] [34]


On October 9, 2013, the Saints announced the creation of a Ring of Honor to commemorate former players, administrators and individuals with significant contributions to the franchise.[35] Their names are displayed along the Mercedes-Benz Superdome's Terrace Level fascia.[35] The first three honorees were Archie Manning, Rickey Jackson and Willie Roaf and were officially inducted during halftime of the Saints' game against the Dallas Cowboys on November 10, 2013.[36]

Elected to the Pro Football Hall of Fame
New Orleans Saints Ring of Honor
8Archie ManningQB1971–19822013[36]
57Rickey JacksonLB1981–19932013[36]
77Willie RoafOT1993–20012013[36]
7Morten AndersenK1982–19942015[37]
Tom BensonTeam Owner1985–20182019
91Will SmithDE2004–20132019

45th Anniversary Team

To commemorate the club's 45th anniversary, the New Orleans Saints Hall of Fame selected its All-45th Anniversary Team. The Hall of Fame updates its all-time team every five years, and this latest squad of head coach and players features four standouts from the club's roster at the time of selection: QB Drew Brees, G Jahri Evans, and DE Will Smith as well as head coach Sean Payton. Bold indicates those elected to the Pro Football Hall of Fame.

The players are chosen in a vote by the Hall of Fame media selection committee, which includes local and regional media members who cover the Saints now or did so in the past. The All-45th Anniversary Team is as follows, with an asterisk (*) designating those players who have already been inducted into the Hall of Fame:


  • WR – Eric Martin* (1985–1993)
  • WR – Joe Horn* (2000–2006)
  • C – John Hill* (1975–1984)
  • G – Jim Dombrowski* (1986–1996)
  • G – Jahri Evans* (2006–2016)
  • OT – Willie Roaf* (1993–2001)
  • OT – Stan Brock* (1980–1992)
  • TE – Hoby Brenner* (1981–1993)
  • QB –ドリューブリーズ*(2006–2020)
  • RB –ダルトン・ヒリアード*(1986–1993)
  • RB –デュース・マカリスター(2001–2009)


  • K –モーテン・アンダーセン*(1982–1994)
  • P –トミー・バーンハート(1987、1989–1994、1999)
  • ST –フレッドマカフィー*(1991–1993、2000–2006)
  • KR / PR –マイケル・ルイス*(2001–2006)


  • DE –ウェインマーティン(1989–1999)
  • DE –ジム・ウィルクス(1981–1993)
  • DE –ジョージョンソン*(1994–1998、2000–2001)
  • DE –ウィル・スミス(2004–2012)
  • LB –サム・ミルズ*(1986–1994)
  • LB – Vaughan Johnson* (1986–1993)
  • LB – Rickey Jackson* (1981–1993)
  • LB – Pat Swilling* (1986–1992)
  • CB – Dave Waymer* (1980–1989)
  • CB – Mike McKenzie (2004–2009)
  • S – Tommy Myers (1972–1981)
  • S – Sammy Knight (1997–2002)


  • Sean Payton (2006–present)

* Unanimous selection

New Orleans Saints Hall of Fame

Elected to the Pro Football Hall of Fame
New Orleans Saints Hall of Fame
19888Archie ManningQB1971–1982
46Danny AbramowiczWR1967–1973
198937Tommy MyersS1972–1981
19Tom DempseyK1969–1970
199017Billy KilmerQB1967–1970
199174Derland MooreNT1973–1985
34Tony GalbreathRB1976–1980
199238George RogersRB1981–1984
50Jake KuppG1967–1975
62John HillC1975–1984
199358Joe FederspielLB1972–1980
1994Jim FinksGM1986–1993
85Henry ChildsTE1974–1980
199582Bob PollardDE1971–1977
81Doug AtkinsDE1967–1969
199623Dave WhitsellCB1967–1969
44Dave WaymerDB1980–1989
199757Rickey JacksonLB1981–1993
67Stan BrockT1980–1992
199821Dalton HilliardRB1986–1993
51Sam MillsLB1986–1994
19993Bobby HebertQB1985–1992
84Eric MartinWR1985–1993
200053Vaughan JohnsonLB1986–1993
56Pat SwillingLB1986–1992
200185Hoby BrennerTE1981–1993
94Jim WilksDE1981–1993
2002Jim MoraCoach1986–1996
73Frank WarrenDE1981–1994
200393Wayne MartinDE1989–1999
72Jim DombrowskiG/T1986–1996
200436Rueben MayesRB1986–1991
Steve SidwellAssistant coach1986–1994
2005–2006 161Joel HilgenbergC1984–1993
200794Joe JohnsonDE1994–2001
200877Willie RoafOT1993–2001
20097Morten Andersen[38]K1982–1994
201087Joe HornWR2000–2006
201129Sammy KnightDB1997–2002
201226Deuce McAllisterRB2001–2008
Tom BensonTeam owner1985–2018
201397La'Roi GloverDT1997–2001
20142Aaron BrooksQB2000–2005
3John CarneyK2001–2006
201584Michael LewisWR2001–2006
33Tyrone HughesDB1993–1996
201691Will Smith[39]DE2004–2013
201751Jonathan Vilma[40]LB2008–2013
77Carl Nicks[40]G2008–2011
201816Lance Moore[41]WR2005–2013
23Pierre Thomas[41]RB2007–2014
201925Reggie BushRB2006–2010
12Marques ColstonWR2006–2015
202073Jahri EvansG2006–2015
41Roman HarperSS2006–2013

1 2005 induction ceremonies postponed to October 27, 2006, due to Hurricane Katrina




  • 所有者–ゲイル・ベンソン
  • 社長–デニスラウシャ
  • エグゼクティブバイスプレジデント/ゼネラルマネージャー–ミッキールーミス
  • シニアバイスプレジデント/最高執行責任者–ベンヘイルズ
  • Asst。ゼネラルマネージャー/大学スカウトディレクター–ジェフアイルランド
  • サッカー管理担当副社長–カイハーレー
  • オペレーションディレクター– James Nagaoka
  • プロスカウトのディレクター– Justin Matthews
  • ヘッドコーチ–ショーンペイトン
  • アシスタントヘッドコーチ/ディフェンシブライン–ライアンニールセン
  • 攻撃的なコーディネーター–ピートカーマイケル
  • クォーターバック–ロナルドカリー
  • ランニングバック– Joel Thomas
  • ゲームコーディネーター/タイトエンドを実行する– Dan Roushar
  • オフェンシブライン– Brendan Nugent
  • アシスタントオフェンシブライン–ザックストリーフ
  • 上級攻撃アシスタント–カーティスジョンソン
  • ヘッドコーチのアシスタント/攻撃アシスタント– Kevin Petry
  • 攻撃的なアシスタント–デクランドイル
  • 攻撃的なアシスタント–DJウィリアムス
  • 攻撃的なアナリスト–ジム・チェイニー
  • ディフェンスコーディネーター–デニスアレン
  • Linebackers – Michael Hodges
  • Defensive backs – Kris Richard
  • Senior defensive assistant – Peter Giunta
  • Defensive assistant – Cory Robinson
  • Pass rush specialist – Brian Young
Special teams coaches
  • Special teams coordinator – Darren Rizzi
  • Assistant special teams – Phil Galiano
Strength and conditioning
  • Head strength and conditioning – Dan Dalrymple
  • Assistant strength and conditioning – Charles Byrd
  • Assistant strength and conditioning – Rob Wenning

Coaching staff
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Joe Gemelli Fleur-De-Lis Award


  • 1989年:アル・ハート
  • 1990:ジョージェメッリ
  • 1991年:デイブディクソン
  • 1992年:チャーリー・カーツ
  • 1993年:ウェイン・マック
  • 1994年:Erby Aucoin
  • 1995年:アーロン・ブルサード
  • 1996年:マリー・ナットソン
  • 1997年:アンジェラヒル
  • 1998年:ジョー・インパスタート
  • 1999:フランクウィルソン
  • 2000年:ボブ・レミー
  • 2001: Peter "Champ" Clark
  • 2002: Dean Kleinschmidt
  • 2003: Jim Fast
  • 2004: Bob Roesler
  • 2005–06: Bernard "Buddy" Diliberto (2005 induction ceremonies postponed to October 27, 2006, due to Hurricane Katrina)
  • 2007: New Orleans Saints fans[42]
  • 2008: Barra Birrcher[42]
  • 2009: Jerry Romig[38]
  • 2010: Dan "Chief" Simmons and Glennon "Silky" Powell[44]
  • 2011: Bruce Miller
  • 2012: Jim Henderson[45]
  • 2013: Peter Finney
  • 2014: Al Nastasi and Tony Piazza[46]
  • 2015: Doug Thornton[47]
  • 2016: Hokie Gajan[48]
  • 2017: Jay Romig[49]
  • 2018: Michael C. Hebert[41]
  • 2019年:キャスリーンブランコ知事
  • 2020年:マルコガルシア[50]


  • 16 イアン・ブック
  •  7 テイサムヒル
  • 15 トレヴァー・シエミアン
  •  2 ジェイミス・ウィンストン


  • 40 アレクサンダーアルマーFB
  • 34 デボンタ・フリーマン
  • 37 トニー・ジョーンズ・ジュニア
  • 41 アルヴィン・カマラ
  • 88 タイ・モンゴメリー
  • 28 ラタヴィウス・マレー
  • 39 スティーヴィー・スコットIII
  • 47 サットン・スミスFB
  • 24 ドウェイン・ワシントン


  • 14 カワアン・ベイカー
  •  1 マルケス・キャラウェイ
  • 11 Deonte Harris RS
  • 80 Chris Hogan
  • 84 Lil'Jordan Humphrey
  • 83 Juwan Johnson
  • 19 Jake Lampman
  • 12 Tommylee Lewis
  • 17 Jalen McCleskey
  • 10 Tre'Quan Smith
  • 18 Easop Winston

Tight ends

  • 45 Garrett Griffin
  • 82 Adam Trautman
  • 81 Nick Vannett
  • 86 Ethan Wolf
Offensive linemen
  • 72 Terron Armstead T
  • 65 Mike Brown G
  • 64 Will Clapp C
  • 73 Ethan Greenidge T
  • 74 James Hurst T
  • 68 Derrick Kelly II G
  • 78 Erik McCoy C
  • 61 Christian Montano G
  • 79 Kyle Murphy T
  • 75 Andrus Peat G
  • 71 Ryan Ramczyk T
  • 51 Cesar Ruiz G
  • 63 J. R. Sweezy G
  • 76 Calvin Throckmorton T
  • 67 Landon Young T

Defensive linemen

  • 91 Josiah Bronson DT
  • 77 Jalen Dalton DT
  • 92 Marcus Davenport DE
  • 95 Ryan Glasgow DT
  • 96 Carl Granderson DE
  • 60 Albert Huggins DT
  • 94 Cameron Jordan DE
  • 90 タノクパサニョンDE
  • 93 デビッドオニエマタDT
  • 70 クリスチャンリンゴDT
  • 97 マルコムローチDT
  • 57 ノア・スペンスDE
  • 98 ペイトンターナーDE
  • 99 シャイ・タトルDT
  • 59 マーカス・ウィロビーDE
  • 58 クォン・アレクサンダーOLB
  • 53 ザックバウンOLB
  • 56 デマリオデービスMLB
  • 50 アンドリュー・ダウエルMLB
  • 55 ケーデンエリスOLB
  • 42 チェイス・ハンセンOLB
  • 54 ウィントンマクマニスMLB
  • 52 クエンティンポーリングOLB
  • 46 Shaq Smith OLB
  • 20 ピート・ワーナーOLB


  • 29 ポールソンアデボCB
  • 44 アドニス・アレクサンダーCB
  •  6 プリンス・アムカマラCB
  • 32 エリックバレルFS
  • 25 ケン・クローリーCB
  • 22 C.J.ガードナー-ジョンソンSS
  • 48 J.T.グレイSS
  • 30 グラント・ヘイリーCB
  • 27 マルコム・ジェンキンスSS
  • 23 マーション・ラティモアCB
  • 33 ブライアン・プールCB
  • 21 パトリック・ロビンソンCB
  • 35 ケイバラエ・ラッセルCB
  • 31 ブライス・トンプソンCB
  • 36 Deuce Wallace FS
  • 43 Marcus Williams FS
  • 26 P. J. Williams FS

Special teams

  •  5 Nolan Cooney P
  •  4 Blake Gillikin P
  •  3 Wil Lutz K
  • 49 Zach Wood LS
Reserve lists
  • 89 Dylan Soehner TE (IR) Injury icon 2.svg
  • 13 Michael Thomas WR (Active/PUP) Injury icon 2.svg
  • 38 Keith Washington Jr. CB (IR) Injury icon 2.svg

Rookies in italics

Roster updated August 5, 2021

  • Depth chart
  • Transactions

90 active, 2 inactive

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Saintsations performing at halftime

The Saintsations are the cheerleading squad for the Saints. A cheerleading squad has existed since the franchise's founding, but the current name was only adopted in 1987.

Radio and television

Map of radio affiliates.

The Saints' flagship station is WWL (870 AM/105.3 FM), one of the oldest radio stations in the city of New Orleans and one of the nation's most powerful as a clear-channel station with 50,000 watts of power.[51] Longtime WWL-TV reporter and anchor Mike Hoss is the play-by-play announcer, with former Saints running back Deuce McAllister as color commentator. Hoss succeeded former Saints guard Zach Strief when Strief was named to the Saints' coaching staff in the spring of 2021.

Strief succeeded longtime play-by-play announcer Jim Henderson in 2018, and McAllister succeeded another former Saints running back, Hokie Gajan, in the role after Gajan's death on April 11, 2016, from liposarcoma.[52] Henderson was the play-by-play announcer for Saints radio broadcasts continuously from 1993 to 2017, and previously held the position from 1986 to 1989 after serving as a color commentator from 1981 to 1985, and again in 1992, when Dave Garrett was play-by-play announcer. Previous color commentators include former Saints players Jim Taylor (RB, 1967), Steve Stonebreaker (LB, 1967–68), Danny Abramowicz (WR, 1967–73), Archie Manning (QB, 1971–82) and Stan Brock (OT, 1980–91).

Most preseason games are televised by WVUE (Channel 8), a station which until its outright 2017 sale to Raycom Media (and subsequent sale in 2019 to Gray Television) was owned by a consortium led by Saints owner Tom Benson since mid-2008 (that consortium, now led by Gayle Benson, continues to hold a minority stake in the station). As the Fox affiliate for New Orleans, it carries the majority of Saints games; WVUE also carries a heavy complement of coach and player shows. Tim Brando and Jon Stinchcomb call the preseason games for the Saints.

Saints preseason games were previously produced by Cox Sports Television. Beginning in the 2015 season, owing to Raycom's management of the station on behalf of Tom Benson's ownership group, production of preseason telecasts were taken over by Raycom Sports under a new multi-year deal, and syndicated to Raycom stations and others around the team's footprint.[53] Regular season games are also aired on WWL-TV, the local CBS station whenever they host an AFC opponent (and games vs. NFC opponents cross-flexed from Fox to CBS) and NBC affiliate WDSU via Sunday Night Football, with the latter also syndicating Monday Night Football games for local airing from sister operation ESPN.

See also

  • Religious symbolism in U.S. sports team names and mascots


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External links

  • Official website
  • New Orleans Saints at the National Football League official website