Join the Saints Nation for intense matchups, skillful plays, and an experience like no other as the team dressed in black and gold inch closer and closer to their second Super Bowl title. With historic players like Archie Manning, Deuce McAllister, and Marques Colston, the Saints have managed to transform into a force to reckoned with after a series of unsuccessful seasons during their beginning as a team. Be sure to get your Saints ticket here today before it is too late.
New Orleans Saints Team History
The Saints were founded in 1966 after the city of New Orleans was awarded an NFL franchise. During the AFL-NFL merger during the 1970 season, the Saints were placed in the same division as the Atlanta Falcons, Los Angeles Rams (previously St. Louis Rams), and the San Francisco 49ers, which has led to the development of long-standing rivalries that still exist to this day. However, the Saints were barely competitive for their first 20 years. The team did not finish with a winning season until 1987 when they finished 12-3, which qualified them for the playoffs that ended with a loss to the Minnesota Vikings 44-10.
As the team began to improve over the years, Hurricane Katrina devastated most of the Gulf Coast and severely damaged the team’s home venue, the Mercedes-Benz Superdome. The team’s first post-Katrina home game in 2006 was an emotionally charged Monday Night Football matchup where they defeated the Atlanta Falcons 23-3. The 2009 season was a historic one for Saints and their most successful to date. After winning a franchise record 13 games, they qualified for Super Bowl XLIV and defeated the AFC champion, the Indianapolis Colts 31-7.
New Orleans Saints Today
During the 2017 season, the New Orleans Saints improved on their 7-9 record from their previous year. Additionally, the team achieved an 8-game winning streak, which is their longest streak since 2009 when they won Super Bowl XLV. In Week 13, the Saints clinched their first winning season since 2013 and defeated the Carolina Panthers for the first time since 2011. After making the playoffs, the Saints defeated the Panthers for the third time in the Wild Card, but unfortunately fell to the Minnesota Vikings 29-24 in the Divisional Round. Dedicated Saints fans are eagerly awaiting the 2018 season to see the Saints back in action and expecting another playoff appearance, while remaining hopeful that the team could become Super Bowl champions for the second time in team history.Back to top