Here are the details about the next Saints game in the NFL, 2019:
: Jan 18 @ 7:32am
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About the New Orleans Saints
The New Orleans Saints, commonly shortened to the ‘Saints,’ based in the State of Louisiana, were founded by David Dixon, John W. Mecom Jr., on the 1st of November 1966. They started playing in Tulane Stadium in 1967.
Mickey Loomis is currently managing the Saints; he is also the team’s executive vice president. In 2006, he was named the NFL executive of the year.
On the 1st of November, 1966, during All Saints Day, the National Football League gave their 16th franchise to New Orleans. In mid-December the same year, John W. Mecom Jr., became the team’s majority shareholder. It was not surprising when the team was later named the “saints”.
On the 8th of March, 1967, the Saints began their campaign to sell season-tickets. They sold 33,400 tickets before the season started. During the pre-season, the saints created a lot of fan enthusiasm when they added Jim Taylor, Paul Hornung, and Doug Atkins – three future Pro Football Hall of Famers into their 1967 lineup.
“The City That Care Forgot” was taken by storm when the Saints won five of their six pre-season games. The regular season opened on the 17th of September, 1967, with the Saints playing the Los Angeles Rams in Tulane Stadium, a game that attracted a record 80,879 fans. Even though the Rams won the game 27-13, the Saints fans will never forget John Gilliam’s 94-yard touchdown. During their first season, the Saints matched the 3-11 first-year record previously set by Minnesota and Atlanta in 1961 and 1966 respectively. The most significant achievement for the Saints, however, was the 75,463 per game average home attendance.
The winning era for the New Orleans Saints began when Tom Benson acquired the franchise in 1985. Benson immediately appointed Jim Mora as the head coach and hired Jim Finks as the general manager and president of the Saints. The two of them turned the Saints into a force to be reckoned with in the NFL.
The Saints winning ways started in 1987 when under Coach Mora, they won 12 of 15 games to finish second place in the NFC West. From 1987 to 1992, they got to the playoffs in four out six seasons and finally winning their first NFC West championship in 1991.
In 2006, the Saints hired coach Sean Payton, and four years later, he was in charge when they won their first championship in Super Bowl XLIV.
During his initial NFL drafting in 2001, he was among the top decorated college players in Purdue and Big Ten Conference history having had 13 Big Ten Conference records, 19 Purdue University records, and two NCAA records. In 2018, Drew still holds several Big Ten records in the passing categories, including yards (11,792), completions (1,026), and attempts (1,678). Brees ranks among the greatest quarterbacks of all time.
He led the Saints’ Dome Patrol linebacker corps. In 1997, the team inducted Jackson into the New Orleans Saints Hall of Fame. A year before his retirement, he won a Super Bowl ring with the 49ers and was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame.
Andersen holds the record for most games played in the NFL, with a tally of 382. He also held the NFL records for points scored and field goals, until Adam Vinatieri broke them in 2018. At retirement, he held the all-time leading scorer record for two rival teams; the Atlanta Falcons and the New Orleans.