New Orleans Saints

New Orleans Saints


11 - 5
record
1665
ironrank

Standings Prediction

Will stay at #1
The Saints will hold their position in their division.
NFC
NFL #4/16
IronRank #4/16
NFC South
NFL #1/4
IronRank #1/4

Saints Schedule

2017-2018 Season
Date Opponent Prediction Result
Week 1
Monday, Sep 11
Minnesota Vikings at Vikings LOSS 29-19 LOSS
Week 2
Sunday, Sep 17
New England Patriots vs Patriots LOSS 20-36 LOSS
Week 3
Sunday, Sep 24
Carolina Panthers at Panthers LOSS 13-34 WIN
Week 4
Sunday, Oct 1
Miami Dolphins at Dolphins LOSS 0-20 WIN
Week 6
Sunday, Oct 15
Detroit Lions vs Lions WIN 52-38 WIN
Week 7
Sunday, Oct 22
Green Bay Packers at Packers LOSS 17-26 WIN
Week 8
Sunday, Oct 29
Chicago Bears vs Bears WIN 20-12 WIN
Week 9
Sunday, Nov 5
Tampa Bay Buccaneers vs Buccaneers WIN 30-10 WIN
Week 10
Sunday, Nov 12
Buffalo Bills at Bills WIN 10-47 WIN
Week 11
Sunday, Nov 19
Washington Redskins vs Redskins WIN 34-31 WIN
Week 12
Sunday, Nov 26
Los Angeles Rams at Rams LOSS 26-20 LOSS
Week 13
Sunday, Dec 3
Carolina Panthers vs Panthers WIN 31-21 WIN
Week 14
Thursday, Dec 7
Atlanta Falcons at Falcons LOSS 20-17 LOSS
Week 15
Sunday, Dec 17
New York Jets vs Jets WIN 31-19 WIN
Week 16
Sunday, Dec 24
Atlanta Falcons vs Falcons WIN 23-13 WIN
Week 17
Sunday, Dec 31
Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Buccaneers WIN 31-24 LOSS
Wild Card
Sunday, Jan 7
Carolina Panthers vs Panthers WIN 31-26 WIN
Divisional
Sunday, Jan 14
Minnesota Vikings at Vikings LOSS 29-24 LOSS

Predicted Ranking for 2017-18 Season

#1
div. rank
#4
conf. rank
11-5-0
record

Saints OFFENSIVE STRENGTHS

How the Saints compare to the teams within their conference

passing

#1 Saints
9.2
NFC
6.8
Great passing by the Saints:
375 yds Nov 19, 2017 vs Redskins
348 yds Sep 17, 2017 vs Patriots
341 yds Jan 1, 2017 at Falcons

rushing

#6 Saints
8.4
NFC
7.7
Great rushing by the Saints:
148 yds Dec 3, 2017 vs Panthers
298 yds Nov 12, 2017 at Bills
132 yds Jan 1, 2017 at Falcons

red zone performance

#1 Saints
9.2
NFC
7.1
Great red zone performance by the Saints:
67% Oct 22, 2017 at Packers
67% Sep 17, 2017 vs Patriots
67% Jan 1, 2017 at Falcons

scoring points

#1 Saints
9.7
NFC
7.2
High points scored by the Saints:
24 pts Jan 14, 2018 at Vikings
34 pts Nov 19, 2017 vs Redskins
32 pts Jan 1, 2017 at Falcons

Saints Stats

How the Saints compare to the teams within their conference
Passing Offense
262
yds/game
#6
of 32
Rushing Offense
129
yds/game
#5
of 32
Red Zone Efficiency
58
%
#8
of 32
Fumbles Caused
20
fum
#17
of 32
Interceptions
20
int
#3
of 32
Sacks
42
sacks
#8
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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