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New Orleans Saints 2022: 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.”

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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.

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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 2022 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 2022 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#16 Ian Book

#14 Andy Dalton

#2 Jameis Winston

Running Backs#5 Mark Ingram II

#34 Tony Jones Jr.

#41 Alvin Kamara

#33 Abram Smith

#24 Dwayne Washington

Wide Receivers#87 Kawaan Baker

#1 Marquez Callaway

#84 Dai'Jean Dixon

#80 Jarvis Landry

#85 Kirk Merritt

#12 Chris Olave

#10 Tre'Quan Smith

#13 Michael Thomas

#11 Deonte Harty

#89 Rashid Shaheed

Tight Ends#7 Taysom Hill

#88 J.P. Holtz

#83 Juwan Johnson

#44 Lucas Krull

#82 Adam Trautman

#81 Nick Vannett

Offensive Linemen#72 Nick Martin

#78 Erik McCoy

#51 Cesar Ruiz

#68 Josh Andrews

#75 Andrus Peat

#74 James Hurst

#62 Derrick Kelly II

#66 Lewis Kidd

#64 Derek Schweiger

#76 Calvin Throckmorton

#70 Trevor Penning

#65 Khalique Washington

Defensive Linemen#54 Taco Charlton

#92 Marcus Davenport

#96 Carl Granderson

#94 Cameron Jordan

#90 Tanoh Kpassagnon

#60 Niko Lalos

#98 Payton Turner

#97 Malcolm Roach

#57 Josh Black

#95 Albert Huggins

#59 Jordan Jackson

#93 David Onyemata

#91 Kentavius Street

#99 Shy Tuttle

Linebackers#53 Zack Baun

#56 Demario Davis

#50 Andrew Dowell

#55 Kaden Elliss

#40 Chase Hansen

#45 Nephi Sewell

#20 Pete Werner

#58 Eric Wilson

#47 Jon Bostic

Defensive Back#29 Paulson Adebo

#23 Marshon Lattimore

#43 Quenton Meeks

#21 Bradley Roby

#27 Alontae Taylor

#26 P.J. Williams

#37 Brian Allen

#39 DaMarcus Fields

#22 C.J. Gardner-Johnson

#48 J.T. Gray

#35 Vincent Gray

Special Team#3 Wil Lutz

#49 Zach Wood

#4 Blake Gillikin

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2022 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.

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Achievements and History

Founded1966
OwnerGayle Benson
CEOBen Hales
Head CoachDennis Allen
General ManagerMickey Loomis
StadiumMercedes-Benz Superdome
LocationNew Orleans, Louisiana
SponsorsInvisalign, Blockparty, Seat Geek, ReplyBuy, Window World, Budlight, COX, Coca-Cola
ChampionshipsLeague 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 WebsiteNew Orleans Saints: www.neworleanssaints.com

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