New Orleans Saints History

The New Orleans Saints are in their fifty-sixth season, playing their home games at Caesars Superdome, in New Orleans, Louisiana since 1975. The Saints are led by head coach Dennis Allen since 2022.

The Saints won the Super Bowl after the 2009 season, led by head coach Sean Payton.

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Franchise Award Winners

During their existence, they have had three people win Coach of the Year: Jim Haslett, (2000); Jim E. Mora (Sr.), (1987); Sean Payton, (2006).

During their careers, multiple players have won awards for the team: Drew Brees won the AP Offensive Player of the Year in 2008 and 2011; Joe Johnson won the Comeback Player of the Year in 2000; Rueben Mayes won the AP Offensive Rookie of the Year in 1986; George Rogers won the AP Offensive Rookie of the Year in 1981; Pat Swilling won the AP Defensive Player of the Year in 1991; Alvin Kamara won the AP Offensive Rookie of the Year in 2017; Marshon Lattimore won the AP Defensive Rookie of the Year in 2017; Michael Thomas won the AP Offensive Player of the Year in 2019.

New Orleans Saints by the Decades

1960s

The New Orleans Saints' inaugural season was 1967. During the decade, the Saints had a record of 12-29-1 during the regular season and not a single game in the playoffs. They played their home games at Tulane Stadium. They won zero division titles. The Saints ranked 5th in the Capitol division with a win percentage of 30%.

1970s

During the decade, the Saints had a record of 42-98-4 during the regular season and not a single game in the playoffs. They played their home games at Tulane Stadium (1970-1974) and Louisiana Superdome (1975-1979). They won zero division titles. The Saints ranked 4th in the NFC West division with a win percentage of 31%.

1980s

During the decade, the Saints had a record of 67-85-0 during the regular season and 0-1 in the playoffs. They played their home games at Louisiana Superdome. They won zero division titles. The Saints ranked 3rd in the NFC West division with a win percentage of 44%.

1990s

During the decade, the Saints had a record of 71-89-0 during the regular season and 0-3 in the playoffs. They played their home games at Louisiana Superdome. They won one division title. The Saints ranked 4th in the NFC West division with a win percentage of 44%.

2000s

During the decade, the Saints had a record of 83-77-0 during the regular season and 5-2 in the playoffs. They played their home games at Louisiana Superdome. They won three division titles. The Saints ranked 1st in the NFC West division with a win percentage of 53% and ranked 2nd in the NFC South division with a win percentage of 52%. They won one Super Bowl in 2009.

2010s

During the decade, the Saints had a record of 100-60-0 during the regular season and 4-6 in the playoffs. In fact, the one hundred wins represents the most wins in a decade for the Saints. They played their home games at Mercedes-Benz Superdome. They won four division titles. The Saints ranked 1st in the NFC South division with a win percentage of 62%.

2020s

During the decade, the Saints had a record of 21-12-0 during the regular season and 1-1 in the playoffs. They played their home games at Caesars Superdome. They won one division title. The Saints ranked 2nd in the NFC South division with a win percentage of 64%.

New Orleans Saints Head Coaching History

Head Coach Years Record Win percentage Playoff record
Dennis Allen 2022 0-0-0 0% 0-0
Sean Payton 2006-2011, 2013-2021 152-89-0 63.1% 9-8
Aaron Kromer 2012 2-4-0 33.3% 0-0
Joe Vitt 2012 5-5-0 50.0% 0-0
Jim Haslett 2000-2005 45-51-0 46.9% 1-1
Mike Ditka 1997-1999 15-33-0 31.3% 0-0
Jim E. Mora (Sr.) 1986-1996 94-81-0 53.7% 0-4
Rick Venturi 1996 3-13-0 18.8% 0-0
Bum Phillips 1981-1985 27-42-0 39.1% 0-0
Wade Phillips 1985 1-3-0 25.0% 0-0
Dick Nolan 1978-1980 16-32-0 33.3% 0-0
Dick Stanfel 1980 1-15-0 6.3% 0-0
Hank Stram 1976-1977 7-21-0 25.0% 0-0
Ernie Hefferle 1975 2-12-0 14.3% 0-0
John North 1973-1975 12-30-0 28.6% 0-0
J.D. Roberts 1970-1972 7-25-3 24.3% 0-0
Tom Fears 1967-1970 13-34-2 28.6% 0-0

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