New Orleans Saints Playoff History

The New Orleans Saints play in the NFC South Division of the NFL and their home stadium is the Mercedes Benz Superdome (also known as Ceasar’s Superdome) in New Orleans. The team has been named after the popular New Orleans hymn “When the Saints go Marching”. Since their establishment in 1966, the New Orleans Saints did not have any playoff appearances for two decades.

The Saints had their first playoff appearance in 1987 and it wasn’t until the 2000s that the team featured prominently in postseason games. The New Orleans Saints have only featured in 1 Super Bowl game (XLIV) and they won it. New Orleans Saints had a run of 4 consecutive playoff appearances from 2017 to 2020, but the streak ended in 2021. The Saint missed out on a playoff berth in the 2021-22 season even after coming 2nd in the NFC South Division as the San Francisco 49ers overtook them for a spot by defeating the L.A. Rams. The New Orleans Saints missed out on a playoff spot for the second season in a row after they placed 3rd in the NFC South in the 2022 -23 NFL season.

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New Orleans Saints Playoff Appearances by Year

2020 Lost the Divisional Round against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers (20-30)

2019 Lost the Wild Card Round against Minnesota Vikings in overtime (20-26)

2018 Lost the Conference Championship against the Los Angeles Rams in overtime (23-26)

2017 Lost the Divisional Round against the Minnesota Vikings (24-29)

2013 Knocked out in the Divisional Round by the Seattle Seahawks (15-23)

2011 Lost Divisional Round against the San Francisco 49ers (32-36)

2010 Knocked out in the Wild Card Round by Seattle Seahawks (36-41)

2009 Won the Super Bowl by defeating the Indianapolis Colts (31-17)

2006 Lost the Conference Championship against the Chicago Bears (14-39)

2000 Lost the Divisional Round against the Minnesota Vikings (16-34)

1992 Lost the Wild Card Round to the Philadelphia Eagles (20-36)

1991 Lost the Wild Card Round against the Atlanta Falcons (20-27)

1990 Knocked out in the Wild Card Round by the Chicago Bears (6-16)

1987 Lost Wild Card Round against Minnesota Vikings (10-44)

Playoff Games Won by New Orleans Saints

Total Playoff games played: 23

Playoff (wins-losses): 10-13

Wild Card Round wins: 5 (in 11 games)

Divisional Round wins: 3 (in 8 games)

Conference Championship wins: 1 (in 3 games)

Super Bowl wins: 1 (in 1 game)

How many playoff games has Drew Brees played at the Mercedes Benz Superdome?

Drew Brees is the player who changed the way Saints were viewed as a team for postseason appearances. He joined the Saints in 2006 after playing 5 season with the Los Angeles Chargers. The quarterback has led the Saints to their first and only Super Bowl win in 2010. Drew Brees has appeared in 17 playoff games with the Saints and played 5 of them at the Mercedes Benz Superdome. Drew Bees holds the record for most seasons as a passing yards leader (7). Bees is a part of 13 Pro Bowl teams. The Saints started playing in the Mercedes-Benz Superdome since 2012 and the Louisiana Superdome was the Saints home stadium prior to that. Brees has played 3 playoff games at the Louisiana Superdome.

How many times have theNew Orleans Saints made the playoffs with Michael Thomas, Alvin Kamara and Drew Brees?

Drew Brees has established himself as a Saints legend and one of the best quarterbacks to have ever played for the team. Along with him young stars like Alvin Kamara (running back) and Michael Thomas (wide receiver) have also been very important in securing playoff spots for the Saints in recent years. The Saints made to 4 consecutive playoffs between 2017 and 2020. Here is a look at the playoffs where all three of these players have featured in. 2017

WeekDate OpponentPoints Scored Points AllowedStadium
2020 Playoffs- Wild Card RoundJan 10, 2021Chicago Bears219Mercedes-Benz Superdome, Louisiana
2020 Playoffs- Divisional RoundJan 17, 2021Tampa Bay Buccaneers2030Mercedes-Benz Superdome, Louisiana
2019 Playoffs- Wild Card RoundJan 5, 2020Minnesota Vikings2026Mercedes-Benz Superdome, Louisiana
2018 Playoffs- Divisional RoundJan 13, 2019Philadelphia Eagles2014Mercedes-Benz Superdome, Louisiana
2018 Playoffs- Conference Championship Jan 20, 2019Los Angeles Rams2326Mercedes-Benz Superdome, Louisiana
2017 Playoffs- Wild Card RoundJan 7, 2018Carolina Panthers3126Mercedes-Benz Superdome, Louisiana
2017 Playoffs- Divisional Round Jan 14, 2018 Minnesota Vikings2429U.S. Bank Stadium, Minnesota

New Orleans Saints Championships and Rings Won

The New Orleans Saints have won 1 Championship Ring. They won the Championship Ring by winning the 2010 Super Bowl.

2010 (Super Bowl XLIV)

New Orleans Saints Overall Playoff Stats

Total Playoff Games Played: 23

Overall Playoff Record (Wins-Losses): 10-13

Total Super Bowls Won: 1 (1 Appearances)

All-time Passing Leader: Drew Brees 6,017/8,742, 68,010 yds, 491 TD

All-time Rushing Leader: Mark Ingram 1,389 att, 6,267 yds, 51 TD

All-time Receiving Leader: Marques Colston 711 rec, 9,759 yds, 72 TD

All-time Scoring Leader: Morten Andersen 1,318 points

All-time AV Leader: Drew Brees 228 AV

Coach with most wins : Sean Payton 152-89-0

New Orleans Saints Super Bowl Stats

Total Super Bowl Appearances: 1

Super Bowls Won: 1

Super Bowl Winning Seasons: 2009

Most Scoring Super Bowl Win: 31-17 win against Indianapolis Colts in the 2010 Super Bowl (XLIV)

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Frequently Asked Questions

1. Are the New Orleans Saints playing in this season's NFL Playoff?

The Saints did not qualify for the 2022-23 NFL Playoffs after placing third in the NFC South.

2. What has been the best start to a Saints season?

The best start to a Saints season was in the the 2009 NFL Season. The New Orleans Saints started the season 13-0 and went on to win their maiden Super Bowl.

3. When did the Saints last win a playoff match?

The New Orleans Saints won their last playoff match in the 2020 NFL Playoffs when they defeated the Chicago Bears (21-9) in the Wild Card round.

4. When did the New Orleans Saints make it to a Super Bowl?

The New Orleans Saints made it to the Super Bowl only once, which was during the 2009 NFL Playoffs. They defeated the Indianapolis Colts to lift the Super Bowl trophy.

5. How much are the New Orleans Saints valued at?

The current value of the New Orleans Saints are around $3.58 billion.

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