2021 New Orleans Saints schedule

Season statistics

Offense Defense
Record Playoff record Total yards Pass yards Rush yards Turnovers First downs Total yards Pass yards Rush yards Turnovers First downs
9-8-0 0-0 5912 3764 2148 24 346 6131 4348 1783 28 348
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The New Orleans Saints' fifty-fifth season was in 2021, and it was the fifteenth season Sean Payton served as the head coach of the team. The Saints played their home games at Mercedes-Benz Superdome. He retired from the Saints on Tuesday, January 25, 2022. They finished the season 9-8-0, 3-5-0 at home and 6-3-0 on the road.


Week Opponent Score Notes
Preaseason Week 1 @ Baltimore Ravens 14-17
Preaseason Week 2 Jacksonville Jaguars 23-21
Preaseason Week 3 Arizona Cardinals 2021-08-28
Preaseason Week 4 @ Atlanta Falcons 2021-09-11
Week 1 Green Bay Packers 38-3
Week 2 @ Carolina Panthers 7-26
Week 3 @ New England Patriots 28-13
Week 4 New York Giants 21-27
Week 4 Bye Week
Week 5 @ Washington Football Team 33-22
Week 6 Bye Week
Week 7 @ Seattle Seahawks 13-10
Week 8 Tampa Bay Buccaneers 36-27
Week 9 Atlanta Falcons 25-27
Week 10 @ Tennessee Titans 21-23
Week 11 @ Philadelphia Eagles 29-40
Week 12 Buffalo Bills 6-31
Week 13 Dallas Cowboys 17-27
Week 14 @ New York Jets 30-9
Week 15 @ Tampa Bay Buccaneers 9-0
Week 16 Miami Dolphins 3-20
Week 17 Carolina Panthers 18-10
Week 18 @ Atlanta Falcons 30-20

2021 New Orleans Saints Coaching Staff

Head Coach: Sean Payton Assistant Head Coach: Ryan Nielsen Offensive Coordinator: Pete Carmichael Jr. Defensive Coordinator: Dennis Allen Special Teams Coordinator: Darren Rizzi Offensive Run Game Coordinator: Dan Roushar Quarterbacks Coach: Ronald Curry Wide Receivers Coach: Curtis Johnson Offensive Line Coach: Brendan Nugent Running Backs Coach: Joel Thomas Tight Ends Coach: Dan Roushar Senior Offensive Assistant Coach: Curtis Johnson Assistant Offensive Line Coach: Zach Strief Offensive Assistant Coach: Kevin Petry, Declan Doyle, D.J. Williams Offensive Analyst: Jim Chaney Defensive Line Coach: Ryan Nielsen Linebackers Coach: Michael Hodges Secondary Coach: Kris Richard Senior Defensive Assistant Coach: Peter Giunta Assistant Secondary Coach: Cory Robinson Pass Rush Specialist: Brian Young Defensive Assistant Coach: Jordan Traylor Assistant Special Teams Coach: Phil Galiano Assistant to the Head Coach: Kevin Petry Head Strength and Conditioning Coach: Dan Dalrymple Assistant Strength and Conditioning Coach: Charles Byrd, Rob Wenning General Manager: Mickey Loomis Assistant Video Director: Joe Alley Director of Rehabilitation: Jonathan Gress Defensive Intern: Sterling Moore