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1st in NFC South

  • FOUNDED

    11/1/1966
  • CONFERENCE

    NFC
  • DIVISION

    NFC South
  • STADIUM

    Mercedes-Benz Superdome
  • STADIUM CAPACITY

    73,208
  • LOCATION

    New Orleans, LA
  • GOVERNOR

    Gayle Benson
  • PRESIDENT

    Dennis Lauscha
  • GENERAL MANAGER

    Mickey Loomis
  • HEAD COACH

    Sean Payton

MAJOR AWARDS

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2009

DIVISION TITLES

9

CONFERENCE TITLES

1

TEAM HISTORY

The National Football League awarded its 16th franchise to New Orleans on November 1, 1966. Appropriately, it was All Saints Day. In mid-December, 28-year-old John W. Mecom Jr., a successful Texas and Louisiana businessman, became the majority stockholder. Less than a month later on January 9, 1967, no one was surprised when the team was named the "Saints." On March 8, the Saints launched their f...

The National Football League awarded its 16th franchise to New Orleans on November 1, 1966. Appropriately, it was All Saints Day. In mid-December, 28-year-old John W. Mecom Jr., a successful Texas and Louisiana businessman, became the majority stockh...

11/1/1966

John Mecom Jr.

27-13 loss to the Los Angeles Rams

Les Kelley

Tom Fears

Tulane Stadium

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