New Orleans Saints Information
The New Orleans Saints are current members of the Southern Division of the NFC. They were established in 1967 and were barely competitive in their first twenty years. They had their first ever winning season in 1987 and made the playoffs for the first time in franchise history. They had their first-ever playoff win in 2000. They currently play their home games at the Superdome in New Orleans, Louisiana. The Superdome was hit hard and used as a shelter during Hurricane Katrina. It was rumored that the Saints would move to San Antonio, Texas. The Superdome was renovated, however, in time for the 2006 season and the first home game was played versus the Saint's division rival, the Atlanta Falcons. They defeated the Falcons in an emotionally-charged game and went on to win their second playoff game in franchise history. The Saints have, in total, had nine playoff appearances, won five Division Championships and one Conference Championship. The team won their first and only Super Bowl in 2009.
In 2011, the New Orleans Saints finished the regular season as first in the NFC South with a record of 13-3. The team won their first playoff game against the Detroit Lions in the Wild Card round but ultimately lost to the 49ers in the Divisional Playoffs. This year they hope to make it to the Super Bowl for the second time in four years. Important players on their roster include quarterback Drew Brees, defensive end Will Smith, guard Jauri Evans, wide receiver Marques Colston, guard Ben Grubbs and defensive tackle Sedrick Ellis.