New Orleans Saints
Established: November 1, 1966; 51 years ago
First season: 1967
Play in Mercedes-Benz Superdome New Orleans, Louisiana
Head coach: Sean Payton
Super Bowl championships 2009 (XLIV)
NFC West: 1991, 2000. NFC South: 2006, 2009, 2011, 2017
NFL: 1987, 1990, 1991, 1992, 2000, 2006, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2013, 2017
The New Orleans Saints and the Atlanta Falcons joined the NFL as expansion teams in 1967.
Establishment and History
The famous jazz song “When the Saints Go Marching In,” which is also played at home games, was the inspiration for the team’s name.
Early on, the Saints had a hard time, but in the late 1980s and early 1990s, they did well. In fact, they made the playoffs four times in six years.
After Hurricane Katrina, which caused a lot of damage and forced the NFL team to play its home games in San Antonio and Baton Rouge, the team made it back to the playoffs in 2006.
The Caesars Superdome, previously known as the Mercedes-Benz Superdome, which is in downtown New Orleans, is where the Saints play their home games. The stadium opened in 1975 and has room for 73,208 people. Seven Super Bowls have been held at the Superdome, including Super Bowl XLVII, which the Ravens won against the 49ers.
Notable Players Drew Brees, who played for the team from 2006 to 2020, is probably the team’s most famous player. In 2009, Brees led the Saints to their first Super Bowl victory. During his time with the team, he set many passing records.
Head Coaches The team’s head coach is Sean Payton, who has been with the team since 2006. Payton has been a big part of the team’s success in recent years, like when they won the Super Bowl in 2009.
Rivalries The rivalry between the Saints and the Falcons goes back to the early days of the Saints, while the rivalry between the Saints and the Panthers is newer.
Both teams have been good in the division, so they have become rivals. The Saints are also bitter rivals with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, and Tom Brady’s move to the Buccaneers in recent years has only made things worse.
Fan Base The “Who Dat” chant, which has become a symbol of the team’s fans, is one of the most famous traditions. A fan in a jester costume, who is known as “Jester Man,” usually leads the chant.
Fans of the team are also known for how much they love tailgating and how loyal they are to the team, even when things are hard, like after Hurricane Katrina.
The New Orleans Saints are an important part of the city, and their fans reflect the unique culture and spirit of the city.