New Orleans Saints

New Orleans Saints


5 - 6
record
1539
ironrank

Standings Prediction

Won't stay at #3
The Saints will fall to the bottom in their division.
NFC
NFL #9/16
IronRank #12/16
NFC South
NFL #3/4
IronRank #4/4

Saints Schedule

2016-2017 Season
Date Opponent Prediction Result
Week 1
Sunday, Sep 11
Oakland Raiders vs Raiders WIN 34-35 LOSS
Week 2
Sunday, Sep 18
New York Giants at Giants LOSS 16-13 LOSS
Week 3
Monday, Sep 26
Atlanta Falcons vs Falcons WIN 32-45 LOSS
Week 4
Sunday, Oct 2
San Diego Chargers at Chargers LOSS 34-35 WIN
Week 6
Sunday, Oct 16
Carolina Panthers vs Panthers LOSS 41-38 WIN
Week 7
Sunday, Oct 23
Kansas City Chiefs at Chiefs LOSS 27-21 LOSS
Week 8
Sunday, Oct 30
Seattle Seahawks vs Seahawks LOSS 25-20 WIN
Week 9
Sunday, Nov 6
San Francisco 49ers at 49ers WIN 23-41 WIN
Week 10
Sunday, Nov 13
Denver Broncos vs Broncos LOSS 23-25 LOSS
Week 11
Thursday, Nov 17
Carolina Panthers at Panthers LOSS 23-20 LOSS
Week 12
Sunday, Nov 27
Los Angeles Rams vs Rams WIN 49-21 WIN
Week 13
Sunday, Dec 4
Detroit Lions vs Lions WIN
Week 14
Sunday, Dec 11
Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Buccaneers LOSS
Week 15
Sunday, Dec 18
Arizona Cardinals at Cardinals LOSS
Week 16
Saturday, Dec 24
Tampa Bay Buccaneers vs Buccaneers WIN
Week 17
Sunday, Jan 1
Atlanta Falcons at Falcons LOSS

Predicted Ranking for 2016-17 Season

#4
div. rank
#12
conf. rank
7-9-0
record

Saints OFFENSIVE STRENGTHS

How the Saints compare to the teams within their conference

passing

#1 Saints
10.0
NFC
6.7
Great passing by the Saints:
359 yds Sep 26, 2016 vs Falcons
323 yds Jan 3, 2016 at Falcons
330 yds Dec 21, 2015 vs Lions

rushing

#5 Saints
7.2
NFC
6.7
Great rushing by the Saints:
248 yds Nov 6, 2016 at 49ers
104 yds Oct 23, 2016 at Chiefs
87 yds Dec 13, 2015 at Buccaneers

red zone performance

#2 Saints
9.9
NFC
6.7
Great red zone performance by the Saints:
75% Oct 16, 2016 vs Panthers
60% Sep 11, 2016 vs Raiders
100% Dec 6, 2015 vs Panthers

scoring points

#1 Saints
10.0
NFC
7.1
High points scored by the Saints:
41 pts Oct 16, 2016 vs Panthers
38 pts Dec 6, 2015 vs Panthers
52 pts Nov 1, 2015 vs Giants

Saints Stats

How the Saints compare to the teams within their conference
Passing Offense
319
yds/game
#1
of 32
Rushing Offense
115
yds/game
#9
of 32
Red Zone Efficiency
70
%
#3
of 32
Fumbles Caused
15
fum
#16
of 32
Interceptions
7
int
#21
of 32
Sacks
22
sacks
#23
of 32

Iron Rank Over Time

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History

The New Orleans Saints play in the National Football Conference in the NFL. The franchise began play in the NFL in 1967 after being awarded an expansion team the previous year. The team was originally founded by Dave Dixon, who named the team after the famous jazz song “When the Saints Go Marching In.” The name was also meant as a tribute to All Saints Day which seemed fitting for a team playing in a city comprised mainly of Catholics.  

The Saints played their home games at Two Lanes Stadium until 1975 when they moved into the Louisiana Super Dome. The Super Dome has since been renamed the Mercedes Benz Super Dome.

The Saints franchise struggled to win for much of its early history. The team would not have a break-even season until 1978, when they finished 8 to 8. In 1986, the club hired Jim Mora as their new head coach. Under his guidance, the team would finally earn a playoff spot in 1987.

That year, the NFL teams used replacement players for three games due to a players strike. During this time, the Saints went 2 to 1. They lost the first game when the regular players returned, before winning nine straight contests. The Saints had never before won nine games in a season, yet alone nine in a row. The club played their first ever playoff game that year but lost to the Minnesota Vikings.

In 1991, the Saints claimed their first ever division title but once again lost in the post season.  By 1994, the club had returned to their old losing ways and in 1996 after a poor start, Jim Mora resigned as head coach. He finished with a 93 to 78 record -- the best by any Saints head coach by far.

The Saints would struggle for the rest of the ‘90s and early into the 2000’s to find consistency. The 2005 season was chaotic as Hurricane Katrina devastated New Orleans. The Saints were unable to play at the badly damaged Super Dome that season. However, in 2009, the team had rebuilt and was led by star quarterback Drew Brees. Brees had emerged as one of the leagues’s top pivots starting in 2006, and would lead the Saints to a Super Bowl victory in 2009.

In 2012, many of the Saints’ defensive players and much of their coaching staff would be suspended in a scandal known as “Bountygate.”  It was determined by the NFL that defensive players on the Saints were paid money by coaches for intentionally injuring opposing players during the 2009 and 2010 seasons.

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