New Orleans Saints
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Information
League NFL.gif NFL
Conference NFC.png NFC
Division NFC South
Established 1967
Home field Mercedes-Benz Superdome
City New Orleans, Louisiana
Uniforms
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Color White Alternate
Home Field
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Championships
League
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2009
Super Bowls
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XLIV
Conference
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2009
Division
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1991 • 2000 • 2006
2009 • 2011 • 2017
2018 • 2019 • 2020

The New Orleans Saints are a professional football team based in New Orleans, Louisiana. They are members of the National Football League (NFL) as part of the National Football Conference (NFC) in the NFC South division. Established during the 1967 season, the Saints have played at the Merecedes-Benz Superdome since 1975 (except for the 2005 disruption caused by Hurricane Katrina).

At Super Bowl XLIV to conclude the 2009 season, the Saints its first league championship, defeating the Indianapolis Colts, 31 - 17

The Saints were founded on November 1, 1966 (All Saints Day) as an expansion team. After winning Super Bowl I, the Green Bay Packers would be forced to depart with their "Thunder and Lightning" backfield, as Paul Hornung was drafted to the Saints during the 1967 Expansion Draft, while Jim Taylor was signed by New Orleans to a huge contact. Hornung would be forced to retire before ever playing a down for New Orleans, while Taylor played just one season in his home state before retiring in September 1968.

In head-to-head regular season contests, the Packers have defeated the Saints in 15 of 22 games.

NFL.gif Team history[edit | edit source]

Founding[edit | edit source]

The NFL officially awarded an NFL franchise to the city of New Orleans on All Saints Day, November 1, 1966. In December, the team was named the "New Orleans Saints" due to its birthday on the Roman Catholic Church's All Saints Day, a fitting nickname for a team in the largely Catholic New Orleans area. Additionally, New Orleans was famous worldwide as the city of jazz and the famous marching song, "When the Saints Go Marching In",

Membership[edit | edit source]

League affiliations
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Championships[edit | edit source]

Super Bowl XLIV
Super Bowl 44.svg February 7, 2010
Sun Life Stadium
Miami, Florida
Saints helmet.png Double arrow icon.png New Orleans Saints 31
Colts helmet.png Indianapolis Colts 17
MVP: Drew Brees (QB)

After the devastation brought by Hurricane Katrina to the city of New Orleans in 2005, the Saints 2009 season brought renewed inspiration as the team completed its most successful season, culminating in the franchise's first league championship. The Saints started the season with a 13–0 record to earn home-field advantage through the NFC playoffs. The Saints would defeat the Arizona Cardinals, 45-14, then defeated Brett Favre and the Minnesota Vikings in overtime at the NFC Championship game, 31-28.

The Saints rebounded from a 10-0 deficit to defeat the Indianapolis Colts at Super Bowl XLIV to capture the franchise's first and only championship. After recovering a risky onside kick to start the second half, New Orleans took its first lead after Drew Brees connected with Pierre Thomas for a 16-yard touchdown, followed by a 2-yard touchdown pass to Jeremy Shockey. As the Colts were driving, Tracy Porter ended the rally with a 74-yard interception return for a touchdown. Drew Brees was named the Super Bowl MVP, completing 32 of 39 passes for 288 yards and two touchdown passes.

Achievements[edit | edit source]

Achievements
AP Most Valuable Player Offensive Player of the Year Defensive Player of the Year Super Bowl MVP
2008 Brees1.png Drew Brees 1991 Swilling1.png Pat Swilling 2009 Brees2.png Drew Brees
2011 Brees1.png Drew Brees

Packers.png Rivalry[edit | edit source]

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New Orleans Saints vs. Green Bay Packers
Packers lead series 16–9
Season Date Winning team Score Stadium Series Box
1968 Nov. 17 Packers helmet.png Green Bay Packers W 29–7 Milwaukee County Stadium 1–0 Football icon.png
1971 Nov. 28 Saints helmet.png New Orleans Saints L 21–29 Milwaukee County Stadium 1–1 Football icon.png
1972 Dec. 17 Packers helmet.png Green Bay Packers W 30–20 Tulane Stadium 2–1 Football icon.png
1973 Dec. 2 Packers helmet.png Green Bay Packers W 30–10 Milwaukee County Stadium 3–1 Football icon.png
1975 Oct. 12 Saints helmet.png New Orleans Saints L 19–20 Louisiana Superdome 3–2 Football icon.png
1976 Nov. 7 Packers helmet.png Green Bay Packers W 32–27 Milwaukee County Stadium 4–2 Football icon.png
1977 Sep. 18 Packers helmet.png Green Bay Packers W 24–20 Louisiana Superdome 5–2 Football icon.png
1978 Sep. 10 Packers helmet.png Green Bay Packers W 28–17 Milwaukee County Stadium 6–2 Football icon.png
1979 Sep. 9 Packers helmet.png Green Bay Packers W 28–19 Milwaukee County Stadium 7–2 Football icon.png
1981 Dec. 13 Packers helmet.png Green Bay Packers W 35–7 Louisiana Superdome 8–2 Football icon.png
1984 Nov. 4 Packers helmet.png Green Bay Packers W 23–13 Louisiana Superdome 9–2 Football icon.png
1985 Nov. 17 Packers helmet.png Green Bay Packers W 38–14 Milwaukee County Stadium 10–2 Football icon.png
1986 Sep. 14 Saints helmet.png New Orleans Saints L 10–24 Louisiana Superdome 10–3 Football icon.png
1987 Dec. 27 Saints helmet.png New Orleans Saints L 24–33 Louisiana Superdome 10–4 Football icon.png
1989 Sep. 17 Packers helmet.png Green Bay Packers W 35–34 Lambeau Field 11–4 Football icon.png
1993 Nov. 14 Packers helmet.png Green Bay Packers W 19–17 Louisiana Superdome 12–4 Football icon.png
1995 Dec. 16 Packers helmet.png Green Bay Packers W 34–23 Louisiana Superdome 13–4 Football icon.png
2002 Sep. 15 Saints helmet.png New Orleans Saints L 20–35 Louisiana Superdome 13–5 Football icon.png
2005 Oct. 9 Packers helmet.png Green Bay Packers W 52–3 Lambeau Field 14–5 Football icon.png
2006 Sep. 17 Saints helmet.png New Orleans Saints L 27–34 Lambeau Field 14–6 Football icon.png
2008 Nov. 24 Saints helmet.png New Orleans Saints L 29–51 Louisiana Superdome 14–7 Football icon.png
2011 Sep. 8 Packers helmet.png Green Bay Packers W 42–34 Lambeau Field 15–7 E.png
2012 Sep. 30 Packers helmet.png Green Bay Packers W 28–27 Lambeau Field 16–7 Football icon.png
2014 Oct. 26 Saints helmet.png New Orleans Saints L 23–44 Mercedes-Benz Superdome 16–8 Football icon.png
2017 Oct. 22 Saints helmet.png New Orleans Saints L 17–26 Lambeau Field 16–9 Football icon.png

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