Team Facts

Firsts, Records, Odds & Ends

Franchise Granted:
November 1, 1966

First Season:
1967

Stadium:
Mercedes-Benz Superdome

Super Bowl Championships:
XLIV

NFC Championships:
2009

NFC Western Division Championships:
1991, 2000

NFC South Division Championships:
2006, 2009, 2011

All-Time Record:
(At Start of 2017 Season)
345-436-5

Retired Uniform Numbers:
#31 Jim Taylor
#81 Doug Atkins

 

  • First Draft Choice: Les Kelley, FB, Alabama, 1967.
  • First Regular-Season Game: A 27-13 loss to the Los Angeles Rams, 9/17/67.
  • First Regular-Season Touchdown: A 94-yard kickoff return by John Gilliam, on the opening play of the Saints' first game, 9/17/67.
  • First Regular-Season Win: A 31-24 victory over the Philadelphia Eagles, 11/5/67.
  • First Winning Season: 1987 (12-3).
  • First Playoff Appearance: A 44-10 loss to the Minnesota Vikings in the 1987 NFC Wild Card Playoff game.
  • First Pro Bowl Selection: S Dave Whitsell, 1967.
  • First to Rush For 100 Yards in a Game: Don McCall, 127 yards vs. the Washington Redskins, 9/22/68.
  • First 1,000-Yard Rusher: Chuck Muncie, 1,198 yards (1979).
  • First to Pass For 300 Yards in a Game: Billy Kilmer, 345 yards vs. the St. Louis Cardinals, 11/2/69.
  • Most Yards Rushing, Career: Deuce McAllister, 6,096 yards (2001-08)
  • Most Yards Passing, Career: Drew Brees, 43,685 yards (2006-2014).
  • Most Receptions, Career: Marques Colston, 666 receptions (2006-2014).
  • All-Time Leading Scorer: Morten Andersen, 1,318 points (1982-1994).
  • Longest Field Goal: Tom Dempsey's 63-yard field goal vs. the Detroit Lions on 11/8/70, is still tied for an NFL record.
  • It's a Fact: The Superdome roof covers 9.7 acres.



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