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2019 New Orleans Saints season

The 2019 season is the New Orleans Saints' 53rd in the National Football League, their 44th hosting games at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome and their 13th under head coach Sean Payton. The Saints will try to improve on their 13–3 record, after losing in the NFC Championship to the Los Angeles Rams, which included a controversial pass interference no-call on the Rams defense, and try to make it to the Super Bowl for the first time since Super Bowl XLIV.

2019 New Orleans Saints season
Head coachSean Payton
General managerMickey Loomis
OwnerGayle Benson
Home fieldMercedes-Benz Superdome
Results
Record8–2
Division place1st NFC South
Uniform
Saints 2018 Uniforms - Full Collar Jersey.png

Off-seasonEdit

ResignedEdit

Position Player Age Contract
QB Teddy Bridgewater 27 1 year, $7.25 million
LB Craig Robertson 31 2 years, $4.1 million
S Chris Banjo 29 3 years, $6.9 million
RT Michael Ola 30 1 year, $805,000
LS Zach Wood 26 1 year, $645,000
LB Vince Biegel 25 1 year, $645,000
CB Ken Crawley 25 1 year, $2.025 million
K Wil Lutz 24 5 years, $20.25 million
C Cameron Tom 23 1 year, $635,000
CB Justin Hardee 25 1 year, $635,000
CB P. J. Williams 25 1 year, $5 million

New signingsEdit

Position Player Age 2018 team Contract
C/G Nick Easton 26 Minnesota Vikings 4 years, $22.5 million
DT Malcom Brown 25 New England Patriots 3 years, $15 million
RB Latavius Murray 28 Minnesota Vikings 4 years, $14.4 million
DT Mario Edwards Jr. 24 New York Giants 2 years, $5 million
CB Marcus Sherels 31 Minnesota Vikings 1 year, $1.02 million
TE Jared Cook 31 Oakland Raiders 2 years, $15.5 million

DeparturesEdit

Position Player Age 2019 team
DE Alex Okafor 28 Kansas City Chiefs
RB Mark Ingram 29 Baltimore Ravens
WR Tommylee Lewis 26 Detroit Lions
DT Tyeler Davison 26 Atlanta Falcons
TE Benjamin Watson 38 New England Patriots
G Josh LeRibeus 29 Tampa Bay Buccaneers
SS Kurt Coleman 30 Buffalo Bills
CB Josh Robinson 28 Jacksonville Jaguars
DT Jay Bromley 26 San Francisco 49ers
WR Dez Bryant 30 Released
TE Michael Hoomanawanui 30 Released
SS Rickey Jefferson 24 Released
RB Daniel Lasco 26 Released
MLB Manti Te'o 28 Released
DT Tyrunn Walker 29 Released
C Max Unger 32 Retired
OT Jermon Bushrod 34 Retired

NFL DraftEdit

2019 New Orleans Saints draft
Round Pick Player Position College Notes
2 48 Erik McCoy  C Texas A&M
4 105 Chauncey Gardner-Johnson  S Florida
6 177 Saquan Hampton  S Rutgers
7 231 Alize Mack  TE Notre Dame
7 244 Kaden Elliss  LB Idaho
      Made roster    †   Pro Football Hall of Fame    *   Made at least one Pro Bowl during career

Notes

  • The Saints traded their 2018 1st (27th overall), 5th (147th overall) and 2019 1st (30th overall) round picks in exchange for the 2018 1st round pick (14th overall) of Green Bay Packers as part of moving up to select Marcus Davenport.
  • The Saints traded their 2019 3rd round pick (93rd overall) to the New York Jets in exchange for quarterback Teddy Bridgewater and their 2019 6th round pick (177th overall).
  • The Saints traded their 2019 4th round pick (132nd overall) and a 2020 7th round pick to the New York Giants in exchange for cornerback Eli Apple.
  • The Saints received a 2019 7th round pick (231st overall) from the Cleveland Browns in exchange for defensive tackle Devaroe Lawrence.

StaffEdit

New Orleans Saints staff
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Strength and Conditioning

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Current rosterEdit

New Orleans Saints roster
Quarterbacks

Running backs

Wide receivers

Tight ends

Offensive linemen

Defensive linemen

Linebackers

Defensive backs

Special teams

Reserve lists

Practice squad

Rookies in italics

Roster updated November 13, 2019
Depth chartTransactions
53 active, 8 inactive, 10 practice squad

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PreseasonEdit

Week Date Opponent Result Record Game site NFL.com
recap
1 August 9 Minnesota Vikings L 25–34 0–1 Mercedes-Benz Superdome Recap
2 August 18 at Los Angeles Chargers W 19–17 1–1 Dignity Health Sports Park Recap
3 August 24 at New York Jets W 28–13 2–1 MetLife Stadium Recap
4 August 29 Miami Dolphins L 13–16 2–2 Mercedes-Benz Superdome Recap

Regular seasonEdit

ScheduleEdit

Week Date Kickoff (CT) Opponent Result Record Venue TV NFL.com
recap
1 September 9 6:10 p.m. Houston Texans W 30–28 1–0 Mercedes-Benz Superdome ESPN Recap
2 September 15 3:25 p.m. at Los Angeles Rams L 9–27 1–1 Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum Fox Recap
3 September 22 3:25 p.m. at Seattle Seahawks W 33–27 2–1 CenturyLink Field CBS Recap
4 September 29 7:20 p.m. Dallas Cowboys W 12–10 3–1 Mercedes-Benz Superdome NBC Recap
5 October 6 12:00 p.m. Tampa Bay Buccaneers W 31–24 4–1 Mercedes-Benz Superdome Fox Recap
6 October 13 12:00 p.m. at Jacksonville Jaguars W 13–6 5–1 TIAA Bank Field CBS Recap
7 October 20 3:20 p.m. at Chicago Bears W 36–25 6–1 Soldier Field Fox Recap
8 October 27 12:00 p.m. Arizona Cardinals W 31–9 7–1 Mercedes-Benz Superdome CBS Recap
9 Bye
10 November 10 12:00 p.m. Atlanta Falcons L 9–26 7–2 Mercedes-Benz Superdome Fox Recap
11 November 17 12:00 p.m. at Tampa Bay Buccaneers W 34–17 8–2 Raymond James Stadium Fox Recap
12 November 24 1:00 p.m. Carolina Panthers Mercedes-Benz Superdome CBS
13 November 28 7:20 p.m. at Atlanta Falcons Mercedes-Benz Stadium NBC
14 December 8 12:00 p.m. San Francisco 49ers Mercedes-Benz Superdome Fox
15 December 16 7:15 p.m. Indianapolis Colts Mercedes-Benz Superdome ESPN/WDSU
16 December 22 12:00 p.m. at Tennessee Titans Nissan Stadium Fox
17 December 29 12:00 p.m. at Carolina Panthers Bank of America Stadium Fox

Notes

  • Intra-division opponents are in bold text.
  • Networks and times for games in Weeks 14, 16 and 17 are subject to change as a result of flexible scheduling.

Game summariesEdit

Week 1: vs. Houston TexansEdit

Week One: Houston Texans at New Orleans Saints – Game summary
1 2 34Total
Texans 0 14 7728
Saints 0 3 141330

at Mercedes-Benz Superdome, New Orleans, Louisiana

Game information

Week 2: at Los Angeles RamsEdit

Week Two: New Orleans Saints at Los Angeles Rams – Game summary
1 2 34Total
Saints 0 3 339
Rams 3 3 14727

at Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum, Los Angeles, California

Game information

Week 3: at Seattle SeahawksEdit

Week Three: New Orleans Saints at Seattle Seahawks – Game summary
1 2 34Total
Saints 7 13 7633
Seahawks 7 0 02027

at CenturyLink Field, Seattle, Washington

Game information

In a surprising upset on the road against Seattle without starting QB Drew Brees, the Saints led 27–7 going into the fourth quarter thanks to two touchdown passes from quarterback Teddy Bridgewater, in addition to touchdowns off a punt return and a fumble recovery. The Seahawks scored 20 points in the final period, but a short touchdown run from Alvin Kamara proved the difference between the two teams, to move the Saints to 2–1 on the season.

Week 4: vs. Dallas CowboysEdit

Week Four: Dallas Cowboys at New Orleans Saints – Game summary
1 2 34Total
Cowboys 3 0 7010
Saints 0 9 0312

at Mercedes-Benz Superdome, New Orleans, Louisiana

Game information

The Saints found yet another way to win a game without star QB Drew Brees and with Teddy Bridgewater at the helm, as kicker Wil Lutz scored four field goals. It was the first Saints win since week 8 of the 1998 season to feature no touchdowns.

Week 5: vs. Tampa Bay BuccaneersEdit

Week Five: Tampa Bay Buccaneers at New Orleans Saints – Game summary
1 2 34Total
Buccaneers 7 3 7724
Saints 3 14 7731

at Mercedes-Benz Superdome, New Orleans, Louisiana

Game information

Week 6: at Jacksonville JaguarsEdit

Week Six: New Orleans Saints at Jacksonville Jaguars – Game summary
1 2 34Total
Saints 3 0 3713
Jaguars 0 3 306

at TIAA Bank Field, Jacksonville, Florida

Game information

Week 7: at Chicago BearsEdit

Week Seven: New Orleans Saints at Chicago Bears – Game summary
1 2 34Total
Saints 9 3 141036
Bears 7 3 01525

at Soldier Field, Chicago, Illinois

Game information

Week 8: vs. Arizona CardinalsEdit

Week Eight: Arizona Cardinals at New Orleans Saints – Game summary
1 2 34Total
Cardinals 3 3 309
Saints 0 10 71431

at Mercedes-Benz Superdome, New Orleans, Louisiana

Game information

Week 10: vs. Atlanta FalconsEdit

Week Ten: Atlanta Falcons at New Orleans Saints – Game summary
1 2 34Total
Falcons 3 10 01326
Saints 3 3 309

at Mercedes-Benz Superdome, New Orleans, Louisiana

Week 11: at Tampa Bay BuccaneersEdit

Week Eleven: New Orleans Saints at Tampa Bay Buccaneers – Game summary
1 2 34Total
Saints 13 7 7734
Buccaneers 0 7 10017

at Raymond James Stadium, Tampa, Florida

Week 12: vs. Carolina PanthersEdit

Week Twelve: Carolina Panthers at New Orleans Saints – Game summary
1 2 34Total
Panthers 0 0 000
Saints 0 0 000

at Mercedes-Benz Superdome, New Orleans, Louisiana

StandingsEdit

DivisionEdit

NFC South
W L T PCT DIV CONF PF PA STK
New Orleans Saints 8 2 0 .800 2–1 6–2 238 199 W1
Carolina Panthers 5 5 0 .500 1–2 2–5 229 257 L2
Atlanta Falcons 3 7 0 .300 2–0 3–4 220 262 W2
Tampa Bay Buccaneers 3 7 0 .300 1–3 3–6 277 313 L1

ConferenceEdit

# Team Division W L T PCT DIV CONF SOS SOV STK
Division leaders
1 San Francisco 49ers West 9 1 0 .900 3–1 6–1 .382 .337 W1
2[a] Green Bay Packers North 8 2 0 .800 3–0 5–1 .500 .512 W1
3[a] New Orleans Saints South 8 2 0 .800 2–1 6–2 .460 .463 W1
4 Dallas Cowboys East 6 4 0 .600 4–0 5–3 .421 .258 W1
Wild cards
5 Seattle Seahawks West 8 2 0 .800 3–0 5–1 .490 .414 W3
6 Minnesota Vikings North 8 3 0 .727 1–2 6–2 .432 .369 W2
In the hunt
7 Los Angeles Rams West 6 4 0 .600 0–2 4–3 .490 .400 W1
8[b] Philadelphia Eagles East 5 5 0 .500 1–1 3–4 .520 .460 L1
9[b] Carolina Panthers South 5 5 0 .500 1–2 2–5 .500 .422 L2
10 Chicago Bears North 4 6 0 .400 2–1 3–4 .520 .378 L1
11 Detroit Lions North 3 6 1 .350 0–3 2–4–1 .515 .367 L3
12 Arizona Cardinals West 3 7 1 .318 0–2 2–6–1 .532 .167 L4
13[c] Atlanta Falcons South 3 7 0 .300 2–0 3–4 .593 .600 W2
14[c] Tampa Bay Buccaneers South 3 7 0 .300 1–3 3–6 .589 .468 L1
15 New York Giants East 2 8 0 .200 1–2 2–5 .490 .200 L6
16 Washington Redskins East 1 9 0 .100 0–3 0–6 .545 .200 L4
Tiebreakers[d]
  1. ^ a b Green Bay wins tie break over New Orleans based on best win percentage in conference games.
  2. ^ a b Philadelphia wins tie break over Carolina based on best win percentage in conference games.
  3. ^ a b Atlanta wins tie break over Tampa Bay based on best win percentage in division games.
  4. ^ When breaking ties for three or more teams under the NFL's rules, they are first broken within divisions, then comparing only the highest ranked remaining team from each division.

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