History of New Orleans Saints

The New Orleans Saints is a professional football team in the National Football League (NFL). It is located in New Orleans Louisiana. It is associated with the National Football Conference (NFC) and is part of the South division which consist of 3 other teams which are the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Carolina Panthers, and Atlanta Falcons. The team was founded by John W. Mecom and David Nixon in 1967. The name Saints comes from an allusion to November 1 being All Saints Day in Catholic faith. The New Orleans Saints color are black and gold and logo on helmets is fleur-de-lis sign. New Orleans saints first played their home games at Tulane stadium until 1974. The Saints moved to the New Orleans super dome after that which is currently called the Mercedes – Benz Super Dome. The first 20 years of the Saints existence they were the horrible and barely won half their games. It wasn’t until 1987 that they had their first winning season and made the playoffs. They won their first ever playoff game in 2000 against the St. Louis Rams 31-28. In 2005 Hurricane Katrina devastated all of New Orleans and most of the golf coast. The Super Dome was used for emergency purposes even though it suffered damage from the hurricane. It was repaired in time for the 2006 season so they Saints could play. The Saints came back strong with a new head coach Sean Payton and an elite more than likely Hall Of Fame quarterback in Drew Brees and went to the NFC championship where they lost to the Chicago Bears. 2009 would a season to remember the saints would win a franchise record 13 games and go on the win its first ever Super against the Colts. Over 49 seasons the Saints have an overall record of 331-418-5 and have won only 7 playoff games got’s to do better. WHO DAT!!!! Always.


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