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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
Established 1967
Play in Mercedes-Benz Superdome
New Orleans, Louisiana, USA
New Orleans Saints logo
League/conference affiliations

National Football League (1967–present)

Current uniform
Team colorsOld Gold, Black, White
MascotGumbo the dog
Owner(s)Tom Benson and Rita Benson LeBlanc
General managerMickey Loomis
Head coachSean Payton
Team history
  • New Orleans Saints (1967–present)
League championships (1)
Conference championships (1)
  • NFC: 2009
Division championships (4)
  • NFC West: 1991, 2000
  • NFC South: 2006, 2009
Playoff appearances (8)
  • NFL: 1987, 1990, 1991, 1992, 2000, 2006, 2009, 2010
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 team name was inspired by a popular Mardi Gras song called "When the Saints Go Marching In".

The Saints have several famous players including Drew Brees, Jimmy Graham, and Marques Colston.


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