|City||New Orleans, Louisiana|
Competing in the NFC South division of the NFL, the New Orleans Saints are one of the expansion teams added to the NFL in 1966. The Saints had a difficult debut season in the NFL, losing 11 of their 14 games, similar to other expansion clubs. However, it took the squad 20 years to record their first successful season, making the futility of their efforts more apparent. The Saints had a successful run of form between 1987 and 1992 when they made it to the playoffs 4 times. The most important player for the Saints has been Drew Brees, who breathed life into a lackluster Saints side. After a prolonged absence from the NFL Playoffs, the Saints made it back to the postseason under trying circumstances. Since Hurricane Katrina's devastation forced the Saints to play all of their home games outside of New Orleans in 2005, the team's return to the playoffs in 2006 was particularly noteworthy. The Saints returned to the Superdome in 2006 and finished 10-6 under first-year head coach Sean Payton. Since 2017, the New Orleans Saints have picked up on their postseason record by appearing 4 times out of a possible 5. The New Orleans Saints franchise is currently valued at around $2.08 billion.
New Orleans Saints Next Game
The Saints' 2023 NFL schedule presents a mix of home and away matches. They kickstart the new season with preseason games against the Kansas City Chiefs, the Houston Texans and the Los Angeles Chargers.
The Saints begin their regular season with a home game against the Tennessee Titans on September 10, 2023 at Caesars Superdome. The Saints will face the Carolina Panthers, Green Bay Packers, and Tampa Bay Buccaneers in their next matchups. They'll then play against the New England Patriots and Houston Texans in away games. They have their bye week in Gameweek 11 of the regular season. The Saints' last regular-season game is a home matchup against the Atlanta Falcons on January 7, 2024.
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New Orleans Saints Roster 2023-24
The Saints will be looking to make an impact in the upcoming NFL season. They will be relying on a core set of players to have a chance at the NFL playoffs this season. Quarterback Derek Carr and wide receiver Chris Olave will be imtegral part of their attacking unit. Offensive tackle Ryan Ramczyk, cornerback Marshon Lattimore and linebacker Demario Davis are crucial memebers of the roster for the upcoming season too.
Defensive tackle Bryan Bresee from Clemson was the first round pick of the Saints in the 2023 NFL Draft. He has the potential to make an impact in the upcoming NFL season for the Saints.
Here is a detailed look into the New Orleans Saints roster and depth chart here.
New Orleans Saints Record- Last 10 Years
|2022||3rd NFC South||7-10-0||Did Not Qualify|
|2021||2nd NFC South||9-8-0||Did Not Qualify|
|2020||1st NFC South||12-4-0||Lost Divisional Playoffs|
|2019||1st NFC South||13-3-0||Lost Wild Card Playoffs|
|2018||1st NFC South||13-3-0||Lost Conference Championship|
|2017||1st NFC South||11-5-0||Lost Divisional Playoffs|
|2016||3rd NFC South||7-9-0||Did Not Qualify|
|2015||3rd NFC South||7-9-0||Did Not Qualify|
|2014||2nd NFC South||7-9-0||Did Not Qualify|
|2013||2nd NFC South||11-5-0||Lost Divisional Playoffs|
|2012||3rd NFC South||7-9-0||Did Not Qualify|
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New Orleans Saints Championships
The New Orleans Saints faced one of the longest postseason droughts in the history of the game. They joined the league in 1967 but had to wait for two decades for their first postseason game. The Saints have managed a total of 14 playoff appearances where they have even won a Super Bowl in their only appearance. Super Bowl XLIV was the first time the Saints appeared in a Super Bowl and it has been their only appearance to date. After four consecutive playoff appearances since 2017, the Saints missed out on a spot for the 2021 playoffs, ending their streak.
The Saints hold 1 Conference Championship and 9 Divisional Championships apart from their Vince Lombardi trophy.
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The New Orleans Saints were rumored to likely relocate from New Orleans to Baton Rouge in Louisiana, but they stayed in New Orleans itself.
The current New Orleans Saints home stadium is the Caesars Superdome, also known as the Mercedes Benz Superdome. The stadium has previously hosted seven Super Bowl matches. The stadium is unique because it is the largest fixed dome structure in the world. In 2005, the Superdome housed thousands of people seeking shelter from Hurricane Katrina. The building suffered extensive damage as a result of the storm, and was closed for many months afterward. The building was fully refurbished and reopened in time for the Saints' 2006 home opener in September.
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The New Orleans Saints are named as a homage to the rich jazz heritage in the city of New Orleans. The name is derived from a popular song "When the Saints Go Marching In" which to this day is still the team's fight song.
The Atlanta Falcons are the biggest rivals to the New Orleans Saints. The two teams have been competing since they were placed in the NFC West in 1970 and later the NFC South division in 2002. Currently the Saints and the Falcons have a head to head record which is tied at 54-54.
You can stream any New Orleans Saints game on the New Orleans Saints app or the NFL Game Pass app. Saints’ games are also streamed on FOX Sports, or ESPN or CBS.