2006 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
10-6-0 1-1 7074 5049 2025 28 372 5612 3230 2382 19 294
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The New Orleans Saints' fortieth season was in 2006, playing their home games at Louisiana Superdome. During the offseason they hired Sean Payton to lead the team. Payton previously was the assistant head coach/offensive pass game coordinator of the Dallas Cowboys and had nine years of coaching experience in the NFL. They finished the year 10-6-0 in the regular season, en route to winning the NFC South, and 1-1 in the playoffs, eventually losing to the Chicago Bears 39-14. At the end of the season Sean Payton earned Coach of the Year and Drew Brees earned Walter Payton Man of the Year.


Week Opponent Score Notes
Week 1 @ Cleveland Browns 19-14
Week 2 @ Green Bay Packers 34-27
Week 3 Atlanta Falcons 23-3
Week 4 @ Carolina Panthers 18-21
Week 5 Tampa Bay Buccaneers 24-21
Week 6 Philadelphia Eagles 27-24
Week 8 Baltimore Ravens 22-35
Week 9 @ Tampa Bay Buccaneers 31-14
Week 10 @ Pittsburgh Steelers 31-38
Week 11 Cincinnati Bengals 16-31
Week 12 @ Atlanta Falcons 31-13
Week 13 San Francisco 49ers 34-10
Week 14 @ Dallas Cowboys 42-17
Week 15 Washington Redskins 10-16
Week 16 @ New York Giants 30-7
Week 17 Carolina Panthers 21-31


Week Opponent Score Notes
Divisional Round Philadelphia Eagles 27-24
Conference Championship @ Chicago Bears 14-39

2006 New Orleans Saints Coaching Staff

Head Coach: Sean Payton Assistant Head Coach: Joe Vitt Offensive Coordinator: Doug Marrone Defensive Coordinator: Gary Gibbs Special Teams Coordinator: John Bonamego Offensive Pass Game Coordinator: John Morton Quarterbacks Coach: Pete Carmichael Jr. Wide Receivers Coach: Curtis Johnson Running Backs Coach: George Henshaw Tight Ends Coach: Terry Malone Senior Offensive Assistant Coach: George Henshaw Offensive Assistant Coach: John Morton Defensive Ends Coach: Marion Hobby Linebackers Coach: Joe Vitt Defensive Backs Coach: Tom Hayes Assistant Defensive Line Coach: Dennis Allen Assistant Secondary Coach: Tony Oden Assistant Special Teams Coach: Greg McMahon Coaching Assistant: Adam Zimmer, Carter Sheridan, Joe Alley, Josh Constant Head Strength and Conditioning Coach: Dan Dalrymple Assistant Strength and Conditioning Coach: Adam Bailey Strength and Conditioning Assistant Coach: H.J. Adams Owner: Tom Benson General Manager: Mickey Loomis Executive Vice President: Mickey Loomis Pro Personnel Intern: Mike Cerullo