New Orleans Saints

New Orleans Saints 2021: News, Schedule, Roster, Score, Injury Report

The New Orleans Saints came into existence ahead of the 1967 NFL season after the league granted the city a franchise. They derive the name from the city and a calling card of the city’s culture. i.e. Jazz. The name “Saints” came from the Louis Armstrong melody “When the Saints go marching in.”

The song is used as chants at the team’s home stadiums, which have changed twice. The Saints made their NFL bow at the Tulane Stadium before moving to the Superdome where they are based even in the 2020 NFL season. 

In the 2005 NFL season, New Orleans had to play their share of home games in New York’s Giants Stadium, San Antonio’s Alamodome, and the LSU Tigers’ Tiger Stadium. 

In keeping with the Saints theme, the club’s official launch date was on November 1, known as All-Saints day.

The New Orleans Saints entered the ranks of professional football for the 1967 NFL season. Right from their first game, they retained their black and gold colors. The New Orleans Saints endured two decades of failure and couldn’t make a mark.

They claimed a first divisional title nearly a quarter of a century after making their NFL bow. This didn’t prove to be the kick they needed as they slipped back into oblivion. The Saints ended the 90s with a combined 15-33 record in the 1997, 1998, and 1999 NFL seasons. 

The turn of the century brought about the winds of change for ‘The Black and Gold’. After just a solitary post-season appearance, the franchise has transformed into playoff regulars. 

Led by long time New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees, and Head Coach Sean Payton led outfit features in the NFC South alongside Atlanta Falcons, Carolina Panthers, and Tampa Bay Buccaneers. 

The Saints finished their 2020 campaign with a 12-4 record and placed first in the NFC South. Brees led the franchise to a Wild Card Playoffs win vs the Chicago Bears 21-9. However, they fell to their divisional rival Tampa Bay Buccaneers 20-30 in the Divisional Playoffs.

NEW ORLEANS, LOUISIANA – NOVEMBER 15: Drew Brees #9 of the New Orleans Saints reacts following a play during their game against the San Francisco 49ers at Mercedes-Benz Superdome on November 15, 2020 in New Orleans, Louisiana. (Photo by Chris Graythen/Getty Images)

Owner Achievements

Gayle Benson is the owner of the New Orleans Saints and NBA side New Orleans Pelicans. She took over the position after her husband Tom Benson died in 2018. 

The businessman paid $70 million for the team ahead of the 1985 NFL season. 

Benson’s primary aim was to ensure the city had a football team as the previous owners wished to cut their losses. The party interested in the purchase may have moved the team away from its base, which did not sit well with Benson, who took matters into his own hands. 

At the time of the purchase, the Saints had yet to make it past the regular season in 18 attempts. Under Benson, the franchise’s fortunes changed as they made it to two playoffs in the next five seasons. 

New Orleans Saints Achievements

The New Orleans Saints have won the Super Bowl XLIV title for the 2009 NFL season. They beat the Indianapolis Colts – to follow up their maiden Conference Championship win and bring football’s biggest prize to the state of Louisiana for the first time. 

Besides the solitary Vincent Lombardi Trophy triumph, the franchise has claimed the divisional title eight times. Furthermore, they have made it to the playoffs 13 times, with eight of these appearances coming after Drew Brees signed with the team ahead of the 2006 NFL season. 

Their stronghold on the NFC South since 2002 exhibits the formidable unit they are. Despite sustained dominance in the new millennium, the New Orleans Saints are yet to produce a regular-season NFL MVP winner. 

Nine individuals associated with the New Orleans Saints are part of the Pro Football Hall of Fame

New Orleans Saints Logo

The New Orleans Saints’ logo has changed in the NFL seasons that they have been in football. However, the central theme signifying the Fleur-de-lis.

For 33 years from 1967 to 1999, the Fleur-de-lis was black with a tracing of white within the structure. 

In the year 2000, the New Orleans Saints introduced their primary color gold to replace the huge chunk of black in the middle. 

The dark shade of gold became brighter ahead of the 2002 NFL season. After nine seasons with the crest, the Saints lightened the logo further in 2012. Ahead of the 2017 NFL season, the New Orleans Saints introduced their fifth logo. It featured a unique tinge of gold previously unseen on their logos. 

New Orleans Saints 2021 Sponsors

BlockParty, a fan-focused hospitality and entertainment company entered into an exclusive agreement to become the official tailgate and hospitality partner of the Saints. The company will offer a limited three-game release of pre-game hospitality options to Saints fans. Additionally, the New Orleans Saints also have a tie-up with Window World.

Not to mention, the Invisalign brand was named official Clear Aligner Sponsor of the NFL and by extension, the New Orleans Saints. SeatGeek was also named as the Primary Ticketing platform of two New Orleans entities, the Saints and the Pelican.

New Orleans Saints 2021 Roster Foundation

 The roster comprises three quarterbacks, five running backs, six wide receivers, three tight ends, eight offensive linemen, nine defensive linemen, five linebackers, eleven defensive backs, and three special teams players. 

Quarterbacks 9 Drew Brees

 7 Taysom Hill

 2 Jameis Winston

Running Backs 32 Michael Burton FB

41 Alvin Kamara

28 Latavius Murray

24 Dwayne Washington

88 Ty Montgomery

Wide Receivers 12 Marquez Callaway

83 Juwan Johnson

11 Deonte Harris RS

17 Emmanuel Sanders

10 Tre’Quan Smith

13 Michael Thomas

Tight Ends 87 Jared Cook

89 Josh Hill

82 Adam Trautman

Offensive linemen 72 Terron Armstead T

73 Ethan Greenidge T

74 James Hurst T

68 Derrick Kelly II G

78 Erik McCoy C

75 Andrus Peat G

51 Cesar Ruiz G

Defensive linemen 90 Malcom Brown DT

92 Marcus Davenport DE

96 Carl Granderson DE

91 Trey Hendrickson DE

94 Cameron Jordan DE

93 David Onyemata DT

98 Sheldon Rankins DT

97 Malcolm Roach DT

99 Shy Tuttle DT

linebackers 47 Alex Anzalone MLB

53 Zack Baun OLB

56 Demario Davis OLB

55 Kaden Elliss OLB

52 Craig Robertson MLB

Defensive backs 25 Ken Crawley CB

22 C. J. Gardner-Johnson SS

48 J. T. Gray SS

34 Justin Hardee CB

20 Janoris Jenkins CB

27 Malcolm Jenkins SS

23 Marshon Lattimore CB

21 Patrick Robinson CB

36 D. J. Swearinger FS

43 Marcus Williams FS

26 P. J. Williams FS

Special teams 3 Wil Lutz K

 6 Thomas Morstead P

49 Zach Wood LS

2021 Charity

There are several Player Foundations rooted towards community service including the Brees Dream Foundation that comes in with a mission to improve the quality of life for cancer patients and provide care, education, and opportunities for children and families. Furthermore, the Malcolm Jenkins Foundation transformed its Holiday Relief Initiative to safely feed families during COVID-19.

Not to mention, the Saints use the Ascend Fundraising Solutions platform to allow fans an opportunity to donate to local charitable organizations by participating in an electronic 50/50 raffle. At each game, half of the net proceeds collected will benefit a designated cause.

Achievements and History

Founded 1966
Owner Gayle Benson
CEO Ben Hales
Head Coach Sean Payton
Stadium Mercedes-Benz Superdome
Location New Orleans, Louisiana
Sponsors Invisalign, Blockparty, Seat Geek, ReplyBuy, Window World, Budlight, COX, Coca-Cola
Championships League championships (1)

 

Super Bowl championships (1)

2009 (XLIV)

 

Conference championships (1)

NFC: 2009

 

Division championships (9)

NFC West: 1991, 2000

 

NFC South: 2006, 2009, 2011, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020

Official Website New Orleans Saints: www.neworleanssaints.com