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2017 New Orleans Saints season
Head Coach Sean Payton
General Manager Mickey Loomis
Home Field Mercedes-Benz Superdome
Results
Record 11–5
Place 1st NFC South
Playoff Finish Won Wild Card Playoffs (Panthers) 31–26
Lost Divisional Playoffs (at Vikings) 24–29
Pro Bowlers RB Alvin Kamara
DE Cameron Jordan
QB Drew Brees
RB Mark Ingram
CB Marshon Lattimore
WR Michael Thomas
OG Larry Warford
Uniform
[[File:Saints 2018 Uniforms - Full Collar Jersey.png|275px]]
Timeline
Previous season Next season
2016 2018

The 2017 New Orleans Saints season was the franchise's 51st season in the National Football League, the 42nd to host games at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome and the eleventh under head coach Sean Payton. The team improved on their 7–9 output from last season, while achieving an 8-game winning streak after losing their first two contests, their longest streak (tied with their 2011 team) since 2009, when they won Super Bowl XLIV. In Week 13 the Saints clinched their first winning season since 2013 and swept the Carolina Panthers for the first time since 2011. In Week 16, the Saints clinched a playoff spot for the first time since 2013 by defeating the Atlanta Falcons. In Week 17, the Saints clinched the NFC South for the first time since 2011 with the Panthers loss to the Falcons. On January 7, 2018 the Saints played their divisional rivals the Carolina Panthers in the playoffs for the first time in franchise history. They beat Carolina for the third time, 31–26 in the Wild Card, but in a rematch of the infamous 2009 NFC Championship Game also known as the "BountyGate Game", fell to the Minnesota Vikings 24–29 in the Divisional Round in a dramatic ending.

This year was Tom Benson's final season as owner of the Saints, as he died at the age of 90 on March 15, 2018 from influenza.[1]

OffseasonEdit

SigningsEdit

Position Player Age 2016 Team Contract
OG Larry Warford 25 Detroit Lions 4 years, $34 million
DT Nick Fairley 29 New Orleans Saints 4 years, $28 million
LB A.J. Klein 25 Carolina Panthers 4 years, $24 million
WR Ted Ginn Jr. 32 Carolina Panthers 3 years, $11 million
RB Adrian Peterson 32 Minnesota Vikings 2 years, $7 million
LB Manti Te'o 26 San Diego Chargers 2 years, $5 million
OLB Alex Okafor 26 Arizona Cardinals 1 year, $2 million
DE Darryl Tapp 32 New Orleans Saints 1 year, $1 million
TE John Phillips 29 New Orleans Saints 1 year, $980,000
CB Sterling Moore 27 New Orleans Saints 1 year, $900,000
QB Chase Daniel 30 Philadelphia Eagles 1 year, $900,000
FS Rafael Bush 29 Detroit Lions 1 year, $855,000
RB Travaris Cadet 28 New Orleans Saints 1 year, $855,000

ReleasesEdit

Position Player Age 2017 Team
OLB Kasim Edebali 27 Denver Broncos
RB Tim Hightower 30 San Francisco 49ers
G Tim Lelito 27 Tennessee Titans
CB B.W. Webb 27 Chicago Bears
S Jairus Byrd 30 Carolina Panthers
DE Paul Kruger 31 TBD
SS Roman Harper 34 TBD
OG Jahri Evans 33 Green Bay Packers
CB Kyle Wilson 29 TBD

DraftEdit

2017 New Orleans Saints Draft
Round Selection Player Position College
1 11 Marshon Lattimore CB Ohio State
32 Ryan Ramczyk OT Wisconsin
2 42 Marcus Williams FS Utah
3 67 Alvin Kamara RB Tennessee
76 Alex AnzaloneOLBFlorida
103 Trey HendricksonDEFlorida Atlantic
6 196 Al-Quadin Muhammad DE Miami

StaffEdit

2017 New Orleans Saints staff
Front office

Head coaches

Offensive coaches

Defensive coaches

Special teams coaches

Strength and conditioning

Final rosterEdit

2017 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
53 Active, 27 Inactive, 11 Practice squad

PreseasonEdit

After three years of holding training camp at The Greenbrier resort in West Virginia, the Saints opted to move camp back to the team's headquarters facility in Metairie, Louisiana.[2]

Week Date Opponent Result Record Game site NFL.com
recap
1 Template:Dow tooltip at Cleveland Browns L 14–20 0–1 FirstEnergy Stadium Recap
2 August 20 at Los Angeles Chargers W 13–7 1–1 StubHub Center Recap
3 Template:Dow tooltip Houston Texans W 13–0 2–1 Mercedes-Benz Superdome Recap
4 Template:Dow tooltip Baltimore Ravens L 13–14 2–2 Mercedes-Benz Superdome Recap

Regular seasonEdit

ScheduleEdit

On December 13, 2016, the NFL announced that the Saints will play the Miami Dolphins as one of the London Games at Wembley Stadium in London, England, with the Dolphins serving as the home team.[3] The game will occur during Week 4 (Sunday, October 1), and will be televised in the United States. The network and time will be announced in conjunction with the release of the regular season schedule.[4]

The Saints' 2017 schedule was revealed on April 20.[5]

Week Date Opponent Result Record Game site NFL.com
recap
1 Template:Dow tooltip at Minnesota Vikings L 19–29 0–1 U.S. Bank Stadium Recap
2 September 17 New England Patriots L 20–36 0–2 Mercedes-Benz Superdome Recap
3 September 24 at Carolina Panthers W 34–13 1–2 Bank of America Stadium Recap
4 October 1 at Miami Dolphins W 20–0 2–2 22x20px Wembley Stadium (London) Recap
5 Bye
6 October 15 Detroit Lions W 52–38 3–2 Mercedes-Benz Superdome Recap
7 October 22 at Green Bay Packers W 26–17 4–2 Lambeau Field Recap
8 October 29 Chicago Bears W 20–12 5–2 Mercedes-Benz Superdome Recap
9 November 5 Tampa Bay Buccaneers W 30–10 6–2 Mercedes-Benz Superdome Recap
10 November 12 at Buffalo Bills W 47–10 7–2 New Era Field Recap
11 November 19 Washington Redskins W 34–31 (OT) 8–2 Mercedes-Benz Superdome Recap
12 November 26 at Los Angeles Rams L 20–26 8–3 Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum Recap
13 December 3 Carolina Panthers W 31–21 9–3 Mercedes-Benz Superdome Recap
14 Template:Dow tooltip at Atlanta Falcons L 17–20 9–4 Mercedes-Benz Stadium Recap
15 December 17 New York Jets W 31–19 10–4 Mercedes-Benz Superdome Recap
16 December 24 Atlanta Falcons W 23–13 11–4 Mercedes-Benz Superdome Recap
17 December 31 at Tampa Bay Buccaneers L 24–31 11–5 Raymond James Stadium Recap

Note: Intra-division opponents are in bold text.

Game summariesEdit

Week 1: at Minnesota VikingsEdit

Week One: New Orleans Saints at Minnesota Vikings – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Saints 3 3 3 10

19

Vikings 3 13 3 10

29

at U.S. Bank Stadium, Minneapolis, Minnesota

Game information
First quarter
  • NO – Wil Lutz 43-yard field goal, 8:21. Saints 3–0. Drive: 13 plays, 56 yards, 6:39.
  • MIN – Kai Forbath 24-yard field goal, 1:01. Tied 3–3. Drive: 14 plays, 78 yards, 7:20.
Second quarter
  • NO – Wil Lutz 21-yard field goal, 5:26. Saints 6–3. Drive: 13 plays, 74 yards, 6:49.
  • MIN – Stefon Diggs 18-yard pass from Sam Bradford (Kai Forbath kick), 4:08. Vikings 10–6. Drive: 3 plays, 74 yards, 1:18.
  • MIN – Stefon Diggs 2-yard pass from Sam Bradford (kick failed, wide right), 0:03. Vikings 16–6. Drive: 10 plays, 95 yards, 1:40.
Third quarter
  • MIN – Kai Forbath 32-yard field goal, 11:07. Vikings 19–6. Drive: 8 plays, 54 yards, 3:53.
  • NO – Wil Lutz 24-yard field goal, 2:43. Vikings 19–9. Drive: 8 plays, 83 yards, 2:46.
Fourth quarter
  • MIN – Kyle Rudolph 15-yard pass from Sam Bradford (Kai Forbath kick), 12:52. Vikings 26–9. Drive: 9 plays, 89 yards, 4:51.
  • NO – Wil Lutz 20-yard field goal, 7:49. Vikings 26–12. Drive: 12 plays, 73 yards, 5:03.
  • MIN – Kai Forbath 45-yard field goal, 4:00. Vikings 29–12. Drive: 8 plays, 48 yards, 3:49.
  • NO – Coby Fleener 8-yard pass from Drew Brees (Wil Lutz kick), 1:56. Vikings 29–19. Drive: 8 plays, 75 yards, 2:04.
Top passers
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Top tacklers

In a playoff preview between these 2 teams, the Saints lost to the Vikings by a score of 29-19. Despite having a 6-3 lead at one time, the Saints were outscored 26-16 for the remainder of the game. With the loss, the Saints began the season 0-1 for the 4th straight season. It was also running back Adrian Peterson's first time playing in Minneapolis since leaving the Vikings via free agency in the offseason.

Week 2: vs. New England PatriotsEdit

Week Two: New England Patriots at New Orleans Saints – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Patriots 20 10 3 3

36

Saints 3 10 0 7

20

at Mercedes-Benz Superdome, New Orleans, Louisiana

Game information

First quarter

  • NE – Rex Burkhead 19-yard pass from Tom Brady (kick failed, hit left upright), 10:31. Patriots 6–0. Drive: 10 plays, 75 yards, 4:29.
  • NO – Wil Lutz 46-yard field goal, 7:43. Patriots 6–3. Drive: 7 plays, 34 yards, 2:53.
  • NE – Rob Gronkowski 53-yard pass from Tom Brady (Stephen Gostkowski kick), 5:42. Patriots 13–3. Drive: 5 plays, 75 yards, 2:09.
  • NE – Chris Hogan 13-yard pass from Tom Brady (Stephen Gostkowski kick), 0:16. Patriots 20–3. Drive: 9 plays, 67 yards, 3:53.

Second quarter

  • NO – Brandon Coleman 5-yard pass from Drew Brees (Wil Lutz kick), 11:52. Patriots 20–10. Drive: 9 plays, 80 yards, 3:24.
  • NO – Wil Lutz 35-yard field goal, 8:23. Patriots 20–13. Drive: 7 plays, 45 yards, 2:13.
  • NE – Mike Gillislee 2-yard run (Stephen Gostkowski kick), 4:52. Patriots 27–13. Drive: 6 plays, 75 yards, 3:31.
  • NE – Stephen Gostkowski 28-yard field goal, 0:02. Patriots 30–13. Drive: 9 plays, 65 yards, 2:23.

Third quarter

  • NE – Stephen Gostkowski 24-yard field goal, 0:44. Patriots 33–13. Drive: 9 plays, 55 yards, 4:15.

Fourth quarter

  • NE – Stephen Gostkowski 27-yard field goal, 8:54. Patriots 36–13. Drive: 9 plays, 80 yards, 5:30.
  • NO – Coby Fleener 4-yard pass from Drew Brees (Wil Lutz kick), 5:04. Patriots 36–20. Drive: 10 plays, 75 yards, 3:45.

Top passers

Top rushers

Top receivers

Top tacklers

Week 3: at Carolina PanthersEdit

Week Three: New Orleans Saints at Carolina Panthers – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Saints 7 10 7 10

34

Panthers 3 3 7 0

13

at Bank of America Stadium, Charlotte, North Carolina

Game information

First quarter

  • CAR – Graham Gano 32-yard field goal, 6:23. Panthers 3–0. Drive: 15 plays, 61 yards, 8:41.
  • NO – Michael Thomas 5-yard pass from Drew Brees (Wil Lutz kick), 0:29. Saints 7–3. Drive: 13 plays, 75 yards, 5:57.

Second quarter

  • CAR – Graham Gano 48-yard field goal, 10:52. Saints 7–6. Drive: 8 plays, 45 yards, 4:36.
  • NO – Brandon Coleman 11-yard pass from Drew Brees (Wil Lutz kick), 5:48. Saints 14–6. Drive: 4 plays, 24 yards, 2:08.
  • NO – Wil Lutz 33-yard field goal, 0:05. Saints 17–6. Drive: 10 plays, 54 yards, 4:43.

Third quarter

  • NO – Ted Ginn Jr. 40-yard pass from Drew Brees (Wil Lutz kick), 11:18. Saints 24–6. Drive: 8 plays, 75 yards, 3:51.
  • CAR – Cam Newton 3-yard run (Graham Gano kick), 1:26. Saints 24–13. Drive: 7 plays, 83 yards, 4:11.

Fourth quarter

  • NO – Wil Lutz 50-yard field goal, 12:03. Saints 27–13. Drive: 7 plays, 44 yards, 4:21.
  • NO – Alvin Kamara 25-yard run (Wil Lutz kick), 4:50. Saints 34–13. Drive: 4 plays, 35 yards, 2:16.

Top passers

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Top receivers

Week 4: at Miami DolphinsEdit

NFL London Games

Week Four: New Orleans Saints at Miami Dolphins – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Saints 0 3 7 10

20

Dolphins 0 0 0 0

0

at Wembley Stadium, London, England

Game information

First quarter

  • No scoring plays

Second quarter

  • NO – Will Lutz 43-yard field goal, 0:00. Saints 3–0. Drive: 8 plays, 25 yards, 1:10.

Third quarter

  • NO – Michael Thomas 3-yard pass from Drew Brees (Will Lutz kick), 9:01. Saints 10–0. Drive: 11 plays, 77 yards, 5:59.

Fourth quarter

  • NO – Will Lutz 45-yard field goal, 12:32. Saints 13–0. Drive: 12 plays, 34 yards, 6:37.
  • NO – Alvin Kamara 12-yard pass from Drew Brees (Will Lutz kick), 3:57. Saints 20–0. Drive: 11 plays, 87 yards, 5:41.

Top passers

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Week 6: vs. Detroit LionsEdit

Week Six: Detroit Lions at New Orleans Saints – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Lions 7 3 14 14

38

Saints 17 14 14 7

52

at Mercedes-Benz Superdome, New Orleans, Louisiana

Game information

First quarter

  • NO – Kenny Vaccaro fumble recovery in end zone (Will Lutz kick), 11:02. Saints 7–0. Drive: 3 plays, -2 yards, 0:54.
  • DET – Golden Tate 45-yard pass from Matthew Stafford (Matt Prater kick), 7:02. Tied 7–7. Drive: 7 plays, 75 yards, 4:00.
  • NO – Ted Ginn Jr. 20-yard pass from Drew Brees (Will Lutz kick), 4:56. Saints 14–7. Drive: 4 plays, 75 yards, 2:06.
  • NO – Will Lutz 41-yard field goal, 0:04. Saints 17–7. Drive: 9 plays, 69 yards, 3:50.

Second quarter

  • NO – Mark Ingram 1-yard run (Will Lutz kick), 10:46. Saints 24–7. Drive: 6 plays, 31 yards, 2:55.
  • DET – Matt Prater 41-yard field goal, 6:38. Saints 24–10. Drive: 8 plays, 53 yards, 4:08.
  • NO – Mark Ingram 2-yard run (Will Lutz kick), 1:48. Saints 31–10. Drive: 11 plays, 75 yards, 4:50.

Third quarter

  • NO – Michael Hoomanawanui 2-yard pass from Drew Brees (Will Lutz kick), 9:17. Saints 38–10. Drive: 7 plays, 54 yards, 3:18.
  • NO – Marshon Lattimore 27-yard interception return (Will Lutz kick), 8:34. Saints 45–10. Drive: 2 plays, 2 yards, 0:43.
  • DET – Marvin Jones Jr. 22-yard pass from Matthew Stafford (Matt Prater kick), 5:56. Saints 45–17. Drive: 6 plays, 75 yards, 2:38.
  • DET – Darren Fells 22-yard pass from Matthew Stafford (Matt Prater kick), 1:21. Saints 45–24. Drive: 11 plays, 61 yards, 3:16.

Fourth quarter

  • DET – Jamal Agnew 74-yard punt return (Matt Prater kick), 11:03. Saints 45–31.
  • DET – A'Shawn Robinson 2-yard interception return (Matt Prater kick), 6:41. Saints 45–38. Drive: 2 plays, -4 yards, 0:48.
  • NO – Cameron Jordan interception in end zone (Will Lutz), 5:04. Saints 52–38. Drive: 2 plays, 0 yards, 0:07.

Top passers

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Week 7: at Green Bay PackersEdit

Week Seven: New Orleans Saints at Green Bay Packers – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Saints 0 7 9 10

26

Packers 7 7 0 3

17

at Lambeau Field, Green Bay, Wisconsin

  • Date: October 22
  • Game time: 12:00 p.m. CDT
  • Game weather: 52 °F (11 °C), rain
  • Game attendance: 78,380
  • Referee: Jerome Boger
  • TV announcers (Fox): Kenny Albert, Charles Davis and Pam Oliver
  • Recap, Gamebook
Game information
First quarter
Second quarter
  • NO – Mark Ingram Jr. 12-yard run (Wil Lutz kick), 12:35. Tied 7–7. Drive: 7 plays, 53 yards, 3:13.
  • GB – Brett Hundley 14-yard run (Mason Crosby kick), 08:45. Packers 14–7. Drive: 8 plays, 75 yards, 3:54.
Third quarter
  • NO – Brandon Coleman 22-yard pass from Drew Brees, 11:29. Packers 14–13. Drive: 7 plays, 59 yards, 3:36.
  • NO – Wil Lutz 28-yard field goal, 4:12. Saints 16–14. Drive: 10 plays, 74 yards, 4:40.
Fourth quarter
  • GB – Mason Crosby 46-yard field goal, 14:50. Packers 17–16. Drive: 10 plays, 53 yards, 4:18.
  • NO – Wil Lutz 44-yard field goal, 10:26. Saints 19–17. Drive: 9 plays, 60 yards, 4:29.
  • NO – Drew Brees 1-yard run (Wil Lutz kick), 4:57. Saints 26–17. Drive: 8 plays, 55 yards, 3:30.
Top passers
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Top receivers

Week 8: vs. Chicago BearsEdit

Week Eight: Chicago Bears at New Orleans Saints – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Bears 0 3 3 6

12

Saints 7 7 0 6

20

at Mercedes-Benz Superdome, New Orleans, Louisiana

Game information

First quarter

  • NO – Alvin Kamara 8-yard run (Wil Lutz kick), 11:08. Saints 7–0. Drive: 7 plays, 81 yards, 3:52.

Second quarter

  • CHI – Connor Barth 27-yard field goal, 14:52. Saints 7–3. Drive: 10 plays, 67 yards, 5:25.
  • NO – Mark Ingram Jr. 1-yard run (Wil Lutz kick), 3:41. Saints 14–3. Drive: 8 plays, 80 yards, 4:30.

Third quarter

  • CHI – Connor Barth 44-yard field goal, 5:42. Saints 14–6. Drive: 8 plays, 72 yards, 3:31.

Fourth quarter-

  • NO – Wil Lutz 45-yard field goal, 12:54. Saints 17–6. Drive: 7 plays, 26 yards, 2:26.
  • CHI – Tarik Cohen 1-yard run (pass failed), 3:58. Saints 17–12. Drive: 10 plays, 72 yards, 3:34.
  • NO – Wil Lutz 49-yard field goal, 1:35. Saints 20–12. Drive: 4 plays, 7 yards, 0:16.

Top passers

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Top tacklers

Week 9: vs. Tampa Bay BuccaneersEdit

Week Nine: Tampa Bay Buccaneers at New Orleans Saints – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Buccaneers 0 3 0 7

10

Saints 9 7 14 0

30

at Mercedes-Benz Superdome, New Orleans, Louisiana

  • Date: November 5
  • Game time: 12:00 p.m. CST
  • Game weather: Played indoors (dome stadium)
  • Game attendance: 73,121
  • Referee: Bill Vinovich
  • TV announcers (Fox): Thom Brennaman, Chris Spielman and Peter Schrager
  • Recap, Gamebook
Game information

First quarter

  • NO – Wil Lutz 40-yard field goal, 8:49. Saints 3–0. Drive: 12 plays, 58 yards, 6:11.
  • NO – Justin Hardee 7-yard return of block punt (kick blocked), 6:31. Saints 9–0.

Second quarter

  • TB – Patrick Murray 50-yard field goal, 2:57. Saints 9–3. Drive: 10 plays, 40 yards, 5:44.
  • NO – Alvin Kamara 33-yard pass from Drew Brees (Wil Lutz kick), 0:55. Saints 16–3. Drive: 7 plays, 93 yards, 2:02.

Third quarter

  • NO – Alvin Kamara 6-yard run (Wil Lutz kick), 9:59. Saints 23–3. Drive: 6 plays, 72 yards, 3:31.
  • NO – Ted Ginn Jr. 36-yard pass from Drew Brees (Wil Lutz kick), 9:39. Saints 30–3. Drive: 1 plays, 36 yards, 0:07.

Fourth quarter

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Week 10: at Buffalo BillsEdit

Week Ten: New Orleans Saints at Buffalo Bills – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Saints 7 10 20 10

47

Bills 3 0 0 7

10

at New Era Field, Orchard Park, New York

  • Date: November 12
  • Game time: 1:00 p.m. EST/12:00 p.m. CST
  • Game weather: 42 °F (6 °C), cloudy
  • Game attendance: 67,501
  • Referee: Terry McAulay
  • TV announcers (Fox): Kenny Albert, Ronde Barber and Kristina Pink
  • Recap, Gamebook
Game information

First quarter

  • BUF – Stephen Hauschka 37-yard field goal, 10:58. Bills 3–0. Drive: 9 plays, 57 yards, 4:02.
  • NO – Mark Ingram 1-yard run (Will Lutz kick), 6:18. Saints 7–3. Drive: 9 plays, 75 yards, 4:40.

Second quarter

  • NO – Mark Ingram 3-yard run (Will Lutz kick), 9:03. Saints 14–3. Drive: 8 plays, 48 yards, 4:47.
  • NO – Will Lutz 23-yard field goal, 1:39. Saints 17–3. Drive: 10 plays, 75 yards, 4:04.

Third quarter

  • NO – Alvin Kamara 5-yard run (Will Lutz kick), 9:40. Saints 24–3. Drive: 9 plays, 75 yards, 5:20.
  • NO – Mark Ingram 3-yard run (Will Lutz PAT failed), 8:24. Saints 30–3. Drive: 1 play, 3 yards, 0:05.
  • NO – Drew Brees 7-yard run (Will Lutz kick), 0:22. Saints 37–3. Drive: 10 plays, 94 yards, 6:33.

Fourth quarter

  • NO – Will Lutz 53-yard field goal, 4:53. Saints 40–3. Drive: 14 plays, 38 yards, 9:25.
  • NO – Trey Edmunds 41-yard run (Will Lutz kick), 3:04. Saints 47–3. Drive: 2 plays, 44 yards, 0:51.
  • BUF – Nick O'Leary 7-yard pass from Nathan Peterman (Stephen Hauschka kick), 1:54. Saints 47–10. Drive: 6 plays, 75 yards, 1:10.

Top passers

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Week 11: vs. Washington RedskinsEdit

Week Eleven: Washington Redskins at New Orleans Saints – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Redskins 10 7 7 7

31

Saints 10 3 0 18

34

at Mercedes-Benz Superdome, New Orleans, Louisiana

Game information

First quarter

  • WSH – Nick Rose 38-yard field goal, 11:40. Redskins 3–0. Drive: 6 plays, 27 yards, 2:11.
  • NO – Will Lutz 52-yard field goal, 5:30. Tied 3–3. Drive: 11 plays, 48 yards, 6:10.
  • WSH – Chris Thompson 16-yard pass from Kirk Cousins (Nick Rose kick), 2:11. Redskins 10–3. Drive: 7 plays, 75 yards, 3:19.
  • NO – Mark Ingram 36-yard run (Will Lutz kick), 0:35. Tied 10–10. Drive: 4 plays, 80 yards, 1:36.

Second quarter

  • WSH – Samaje Perine 1-yard run (Nick Rose kick), 10:44. Redskins 17–10. Drive: 9 plays, 75 yards, 4:51.
  • NO – Will Lutz 29-yard field goal, 0:00. Redskins 17–13. Drive: 10 plays, 69 yards, 1:39.

Third quarter

  • WSH – Ryan Grant 40-yard pass from Kirk Cousins (Nick Rose kick), 1:37. Redskins 24–13. Drive: 12 plays, 94 yards, 5:44.

Fourth quarter

  • NO – Will Lutz 42-yard field goal, 9:19. Redskins 24–16. Drive: 5 plays, 27 yards, 2:02.
  • WSH – Jeremy Sprinkle 7-yard pass from Kirk Cousins (Nick Rose kick), 5:58. Redskins 31–16. Drive: 6 plays, 75 yards, 3:21.
  • NO – Josh Hill 3-yard pass from Drew Brees (Will Lutz kick), 2:53. Redskins 31–23. Drive: 8 plays, 75 yards, 3:05.
  • NO – Alvin Kamara 18-yard pass from Drew Brees (Alvin Kamara run for two-point conversion), 1:05. Tied 31–31. Drive: 5 plays, 19 yards, 1:05.
Overtime
  • NO – Will Lutz 28-yard field goal, 7:25. Saints 34–31. Drive: 3 plays, 51 yards, 1:29.

Top passers

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Week 12: at Los Angeles RamsEdit

Week Twelve: New Orleans Saints at Los Angeles Rams – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Saints 7 3 0 10

20

Rams 10 7 3 6

26

at Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum, Los Angeles, California

  • Date: November 26
  • Game time: 3:25 p.m. CST/1:25 p.m. PST
  • Game weather: 72 °F (22 °C), sunny
  • Game attendance: 62,006
  • Referee: John Parry
  • TV announcers (CBS): Jim Nantz, Tony Romo and Tracy Wolfson
  • Recap, Gamebook
Game information

First quarter

  • LAR – Sammy Watkins 5-yard pass from Jared Goff (Greg Zuerlein kick), 10:53. Rams 7–0. Drive: 7 plays, 59 yards, 4:07.
  • LAR – Greg Zuerlein 50-yard field goal, 3:02. Rams 10–0. Drive: 11 plays, 51 yards, 5:28.
  • NO – Alvin Kamara 74-yard run (Wil Lutz kick), 2:14. Rams 10–7. Drive: 2 plays, 75 yards, 0:48.

Second quarter

  • LAR – Josh Reynolds 7-yard pass from Jared Goff (Greg Zuerlein kick), 4:22. Rams 17–7. Drive: 8 plays, 86 yards, 4:18.
  • NO – Wil Lutz 50-yard field goal, 0:58. Rams 17–10. Drive: 8 plays, 44 yards, 3:24.

Third quarter

  • LAR – Greg Zuerlein 46-yard field goal, 3:37. Rams 20–10. Drive: 7 plays, 59 yards, 3:13.

Fourth quarter

  • LAR – Greg Zuerlein 49-yard field goal, 14:11. Rams 23–10. Drive: 6 plays, 50 yards, 3:20.
  • NO – Wil Lutz 21-yard field goal, 10:05. Rams 23–13. Drive: 10 plays, 72 yards, 4:06.
  • LAR – Greg Zuerlein 26-yard field goal, 2:27. Rams 26–13. Drive: 13 plays, 67 yards, 5:28.
  • NO – Alvin Kamara 15-yard pass from Drew Brees (Wil Lutz kick), 1:45. Rams 26–20. Drive: 6 plays, 75 yards, 0:42.

Top passers

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Top tacklers

Week 13: vs. Carolina PanthersEdit

Week Thirteen: Carolina Panthers at New Orleans Saints – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Panthers 7 7 0 7

21

Saints 7 14 7 3

31

at Mercedes-Benz Superdome, New Orleans, Louisiana

Game information

First quarter

Second quarter

  • NO – Mark Ingram Jr. 3-yard run (Wil Lutz kick), 11:32. Saints 14–7. Drive: 3 plays, 84 yards, 1:36.
  • NO – Michael Thomas 10-yard pass from Drew Brees (Wil Lutz kick), 7:21. Saints 21–7. Drive: 6 plays, 31 yards, 3:18.
  • CAR – Christian McCaffrey 21-yard pass from Cam Newton (Graham Gano kick), 1:56. Saints 21–14. Drive: 4 plays, 45 yards, 1:54.

Third quarter

  • NO – Alvin Kamara 20-yard run (Wil Lutz kick), 8:10. Saints 28–14. Drive: 8 plays, 67 yards, 5:04.

Fourth quarter

  • NO – Wil Lutz 31-yard field goal, 6:08. Saints 31–14. Drive: 6 plays, 34 yards, 2:47.
  • CAR – Devin Funchess 24-yard pass from Cam Newton (Graham Gano kick), 3:57. Saints 31–21. Drive: 5 plays, 75 yards, 2:11.

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The Saints clinched a winning record for the first time since 2013 and swept the Carolina Panthers for the first time since the Saints' 2011 Season.

Week 14: at Atlanta FalconsEdit

Week Fourteen: New Orleans Saints at Atlanta Falcons – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Saints 3 7 7 0

17

Falcons 3 7 0 10

20

at Mercedes-Benz Stadium, Atlanta, Georgia

Game information

First quarter

  • NO – Wil Lutz 34-yard field goal, 9:50. Saints 3–0. Drive: 10 plays, 54 yards, 5:10.
  • ATL – Matt Bryant 28-yard field goal, 5:33. Tied 3–3. Drive: 8 plays, 65 yards, 4:17.

Second quarter

  • ATL – Devonta Freeman 1-yard run (Matt Bryant kick), 4:29. Falcons 10–3. Drive: 15 plays, 90 yards, 8:27.
  • NO – Tommylee Lewis 26-yard pass from Drew Brees (Wil Lutz kick), 1:53. Tied 10–10. Drive: 5 plays, 66 yards, 2:36.

Third quarter

  • NO – Michael Thomas 1-yard pass from Drew Brees (Wil Lutz kick), 13:10. Saints 17–10. Drive: 4 plays, 29 yards, 1:36.

Fourth quarter

  • ATL – Mohamed Sanu 8-yard pass from Matt Ryan (Matt Bryant kick), 9:55. Tied 17–17. Drive: 11 plays, 69 yards, 7:06.
  • ATL – Matt Bryant 52-yard field goal, 3:49. Falcons 20–17. Drive: 8 plays, 38 yards, 3:57.

Top passers

  • NO – Drew Brees – 26/35, 271 yards, 2 TD, INT
  • ATL – Matt Ryan – 15/27, 221 yards, TD, 3 INT

Top rushers

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Week 15: vs. New York JetsEdit

Week Fifteen: New York Jets at New Orleans Saints – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Jets 0 10 3 6

19

Saints 10 7 0 14

31

at Mercedes-Benz Superdome, New Orleans, Louisiana

Game information

First quarter

  • NO – Wil Lutz 23-yard field goal, 11:36. Saints 3–0. Drive: 7 plays, 71 yards, 3:24.
  • NO – Mark Ingram Jr. 1-yard run (Wil Lutz kick), 3:07. Saints 10–0. Drive: 13 plays, 82 yards, 5:25.

Second quarter

  • NYJ – Bilal Powell 2-yard run (Chandler Catanzaro kick), 10:58. Saints 10–7. Drive: 12 plays, 75 yards, 7:09.
  • NO – Alvin Kamara 10-yard pass from Drew Brees (Wil Lutz kick), 6:12. Saints 17–7. Drive: 8 plays, 75 yards, 4:46.
  • NYJ – Chandler Catanzaro 29-yard field goal, 0:09. Saints 17–10. Drive: 4 plays, 0 yards, 1:05.

Third quarter

  • NYJ – Chandler Catanzaro 26-yard field goal, 8:07. Saints 17–13. Drive: 9 plays, 58 yards, 3:49.

Fourth quarter

  • NO – Michael Thomas 4-yard pass from Drew Brees (Wil Lutz kick), 7:39. Saints 24–13. Drive: 9 plays, 64 yards, 4:43.
  • NYJ – Elijah McGuire 2-yard pass from Bryce Petty (pass failed), 1:51. Saints 24–19. Drive: 6 plays, 70 yards, 1:32.
  • NO – Mark Ingram Jr. 50-yard run (Wil Lutz kick), 1:33. Saints 31–19. Drive: 2 plays, 55 yards, 0:18.

Top passers

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Top tacklers

Week 16: vs. Atlanta FalconsEdit

Week Sixteen: Atlanta Falcons at New Orleans Saints – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Falcons 0 0 3 10

13

Saints 3 10 7 3

23

at Mercedes-Benz Superdome, New Orleans, Louisiana

  • Date: December 24
  • Game time: 12:00 p.m. CST
  • Game weather: Played indoors (dome stadium)
  • Game attendance: 73,188
  • Referee: Pete Morelli
  • TV announcers (Fox): Kevin Burkhardt, Charles Davis and Pam Oliver
  • Recap, Gamebook
Game information

First quarter

  • NO – Wil Lutz 40-yard field goal, 7:31. Saints 3–0. Drive: 8 plays, 40 yards, 4:04.

Second quarter

  • NO – Wil Lutz 29-yard field goal, 1:19. Saints 6–0. Drive: 16 plays, 68 yards, 8:21.
  • NO – Ted Ginn Jr. 54-yard pass from Drew Brees (Wil Lutz kick), 0:14. Saints 13–0. Drive: 3 plays, 64 yards, 0:36.

Third quarter

  • ATL – Matt Bryant 37-yard field goal, 9:34. Saints 13–3. Drive: 7 plays, 29 yards, 2:23.
  • NO – Mark Ingram Jr. 26-yard run (Wil Lutz kick), 2:52. Saints 20–3. Drive: 4 plays, 54 yards, 2:01.

Fourth quarter

  • ATL – Matt Bryant 48-yard field goal, 10:18. Saints 20–6. Drive: 5 plays, 18 yards, 1:06.
  • NO – Wil Lutz 45-yard field goal, 3:38. Saints 23–6. Drive: 4 plays, 6 yards, 0:22.
  • ATL – Tevin Coleman 14-yard pass from Matt Ryan (Matt Bryant kick), 2:40. Saints 23–13. Drive: 8 plays, 75 yards, 0:58.

Top passers

  • ATL – Matt Ryan – 22/36, 288 yards, TD, INT
  • NO – Drew Brees – 21/28, 239 yards, TD, INT

Top rushers

Top receivers

Top tacklers

Week 17: at Tampa Bay BuccaneersEdit

Week Seventeen: New Orleans Saints at Tampa Bay Buccaneers – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Saints 14 0 3 7

24

Buccaneers 7 6 0 18

31

at Raymond James Stadium, Tampa, Florida

  • Date: December 31
  • Game time: 4:25 p.m. EST/3:25 p.m. CST
  • Game weather: 71 °F (22 °C), clear
  • Game attendance: 55,376
  • Referee: Walt Anderson
  • TV announcers (Fox): Thom Brennaman, Chris Spielman and Peter Schrager
  • Recap, Gamebook
Game information

First quarter

  • TB – Peyton Barber 1-yard run (Patrick Murray kick), 9:42. Buccaneers 7–0. Drive: 14 plays, 75 yards, 5:18.
  • NO – Alvin Kamara 106-yard kickoff return (Wil Lutz kick), 9:29. Tied 7–7.
  • NO – Alvin Kamara 7-yard run (Wil Lutz kick), 2:36. Saints 14–7. Drive: 6 plays, 65 yards, 3:24.

Second quarter

  • TB – Jameis Winston 1-yard run (kick failed), 5:50. Saints 14–13. Drive: 12 plays, 75 yards, 6:15.

Third quarter

  • NO – Wil Lutz 48-yard field goal, 2:44. Saints 17–13. Drive: 9 plays, 50 yards, 5:18.

Fourth quarter

  • TB – Isaiah Johnson 7-yard fumble return (Patrick Murray kick), 14:04. Buccaneers 20–17.
  • NO – Zach Line 3-yard pass from Drew Brees (Wil Lutz kick), 7:07. Saints 24–20. Drive: 13 plays, 92 yards, 6:57.
  • TB – Patrick Murray 42-yard field goal, 4:31. Saints 24–23. Drive: 10 plays, 51 yards, 2:36.
  • TB – Chris Goodwin 39-yard pass from Jameis Winston (Jameis Winston-Mike Evans pass), 0:09. Buccaneers 31–24. Drive: 11 plays, 95 yards, 1:49.

Top passers

  • NO – Drew Brees – 22/30, 245 yards, TD
  • TB – Jameis Winston – 28/51, 363 yards, TD, 3 INT

Top rushers

  • NO – Alvin Kamara – 9 carries, 44 yards, TD
  • TB – Peyton Barber – 17 carries, 71 yards, TD

Top receivers

  • NO – Michael Thomas – 6 receptions, 94 yards
  • TB – Chris Goodwin – 7 receptions, 111 yards, TD

Top tacklers

  • NO –
  • TB –

StandingsEdit

DivisionEdit

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ConferenceEdit

Template:2017 NFC standings

PostseasonEdit

Playoff round Date Opponent (seed) Result Record Game site NFL.com
recap
Wild Card January 7, 2018 Carolina Panthers (5) W 31–26 1–0 Mercedes-Benz Superdome Recap
Divisional January 14, 2018 at Minnesota Vikings (2) L 24–29 1–1 U.S. Bank Stadium Recap

NFC Wild Card Playoffs: vs. (#5) Carolina PanthersEdit

NFC Wild Card Playoffs: (#5) Carolina Panthers at (#4) New Orleans Saints – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Panthers 0 9 3 14

26

Saints 7 14 3 7

31

at Mercedes-Benz Superdome, New Orleans, Louisiana

Game information
1st quarter
2nd quarter
  • CAR - Graham Gano 27-yard field goal, 14:12. Saints 7–3. Drive: 6 plays, 66 yards, 2:34.
  • NO – Josh Hill 9-yard pass from Drew Brees (Wil Lutz kick), 9:04. Saints 14–3. Drive: 9 plays, 75 yards, 5:08.
  • CAR - Graham Gano 39-yard field goal, 2:47. Saints 14–6. Drive: 12 plays, 54 yards, 6:17.
  • NO – Zach Line 1-yard run (Wil Lutz kick), 0:43. Saints 21–6. Drive: 8 plays, 75 yards, 2:04.
  • CAR - Graham Gano 58-yard field goal, 0:00. Saints 21–9. Drive: 5 plays, 35 yards, 0:43.
3rd quarter
  • CAR - Graham Gano 29-yard field goal, 10:58. Saints 21–12. Drive: 9 plays, 64 yards, 4:02.
  • NO - Wil Lutz 57-yard field goal, 6:05. Saints 24–12. Drive: 10 plays, 36 yards, 4:53.
4th quarter
  • CAR – Greg Olsen 14-yard pass from Cam Newton (Graham Gano kick), 12:47. Saints 24–19. Drive: 8 plays, 68 yards, 3:45.
  • NO – Alvin Kamara 2-yard run (Wil Lutz kick), 5:08. Saints 31–19. Drive: 5 plays, 62 yards, 3:02.
  • CAR – Christian McCaffrey 56-yard pass from Cam Newton (Graham Gano kick), 4:09. Saints 31–26. Drive: 3 plays, 75 yards, 0:59.
Top passers
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NFC Divisional Playoffs: at (#2) Minnesota VikingsEdit

NFC Divisional Playoffs: (#4) New Orleans Saints at (#2) Minnesota Vikings – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Saints 0 0 7 17

24

Vikings 10 7 0 12

29

at U.S. Bank Stadium, Minneapolis, Minnesota

  • Date: January 14, 2018
  • Game time: 3:40 p.m. CST
  • Game weather: Played indoors (dome stadium)
  • Game attendance: 66,612
  • Referee: Gene Steratore
  • TV announcers (Fox): Joe Buck, Troy Aikman, Erin Andrews and Chris Myers
  • Recap, Gamebook
Game information
First quarter
  • MIN – Jerick McKinnon 14-yard run (Kai Forbath kick), 9:45. Vikings 7–0. Drive: 8 plays, 55 yards, 4:15.
  • MIN – Kai Forbath 20-yard field goal, 4:42. Vikings 10–0. Drive: 7 plays, 79 yards, 2:27.
Second quarter
  • MIN – Latavius Murray 1-yard run (Kai Forbath kick), 9:58. Vikings 17–0. Drive: 12 plays, 58 yards, 6:08.
Third quarter
Fourth quarter
  • NO – Michael Thomas 3-yard pass from Drew Brees (Wil Lutz kick), 13:19. Vikings 17–14. Drive: 6 plays, 30 yards, 3:00.
  • MIN – Kai Forbath 49-yard field goal, 10:12. Vikings 20–14. Drive: 7 plays, 44 yards, 2:57.
  • NO – Alvin Kamara 14-yard pass from Drew Brees (Wil Lutz kick), 3:01. Saints 21–20. Drive: 4 plays, 40 yards, 2:20.
  • MIN – Kai Forbath 53-yard field goal, 1:29. Vikings 23–21. Drive: 9 plays, 40 yards, 1:32.
  • NO - Wil Lutz 43-yard field goal, 0:25. Saints 24–23. Drive: 11 plays, 50 yards, 1:04.
  • MIN – Stefon Diggs 61-yard pass from Case Keenum (run failed), 0:00. Vikings 29–24. Drive: 4 plays, 75 yards, 0:25.
Top passers
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ReferencesEdit

External linksEdit

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