Crazy New Orleans Saints Stats
Crazy New Orleans Saints Stats

One of the most-watched teams in the NFL today, the New Orleans Saints have no shortage of fun facts and interesting stories to tell. These stats run the gamut from sad to impressive.

A Real Wild Card

A Real Wild Card
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The Saints began playing in 1967. For the next 20 years, fans were left waiting. In 1987 they were finally able to celebrate a winning record: the longest streak of straight seasons with a losing season record. It took them another 13 years until they had their first postseason win.

Best Offense or Worst Defense

Best Offense or Worst Defense
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These records reach both extremes. The Saints offense gained a total of 7,474 yards in the season, breaking the record previously held by the Rams. They also had a season where the defense allowed a total of 7,042 yards. That's an average of 440.1 yards per game. The real kicker is that these two records were set in back-to-back seasons in 2011 and 2012.

Drew Brees: The Real GOAT

Drew Brees The Real GOAT
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Certainly the Greatest Saint of All Time, Drew Brees led the New Orleans Saints through an amazing time for the franchise. He holds many NFL records from his 20-year career, but a few stand out as amazing:

  • Only player to spend 5 consecutive seasons throwing over 4,500 yards
  • Holds 5 of the top 6 records for single-season completion percentages
  • Most consecutive games with a touchdown pass: 54