New Orleans Saints

American football team

The New Orleans Saints are a professional American football team in New Orleans, Louisiana, USA. The Saints play in the Southern Division of the National Football Conference (NFC) in the National Football League (NFL).

New Orleans Saints
Current season
Established 1967
Play in Mercedes-Benz Superdome
New Orleans, Louisiana, USA
Headquarted in Metairie, Louisiana
New Orleans Saints logo
Logo
League/conference affiliations

National Football League (1967–present)

Current uniform
Team colorsOld Gold, Black, White
MascotGumbo the dog
Personnel
Owner(s)Tom Benson, Gayle Benson and Rita Benson LeBlanc
General managerMickey Loomis
Head coachSean Payton
Team history
  • New Orleans Saints (1967–present)
Team nicknames
Who Dat, The Black and Gold
Championships
League championships (1)
Conference championships (1)
  • NFC: 2009
Division championships (4)
  • NFC West: 1991, 2000
  • NFC South: 2006, 2009, 2018, 2019
Playoff appearances (13)
  • NFL: 1987, 1990, 1991, 1992, 2000, 2006, 2009, 2010, 2013, 2017, 2018, 2019
Home fields

In 1980, the Saints became the first ever NFL team to finish with 1 win and 15 losses.

After a history of bad luck, the Saints won Super Bowl XLIV in the 2009 season off an interception from Peyton Manning by cornerback Tracy Porter. That was also meaningful because only about four years earlier the city was badly hurt when Hurricane Katrina came through in 2005.

That was later tarnished as in 2012 they and defesnive coodinator Gregg Williams were exposed to have used a bounty stystem, in which players were paid to deliver especially hard/illegal hits to the opponent. Brees denied knowing of the system. The Saints soon recovered and won three straight NFC South division titles.

The team name was inspired by a popular Mardi Gras song called "When the Saints Go Marching In".

The Saints have several famous players including their starting quarterback Drew Brees. They also have running back Alvin Kamara, wide receiver Michael Thomas and defensive end Cameron Jordan.

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