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New Orleans Saints

New Orleans Saints
NFL Team information
Play inLouisiana Superdome
New Orleans, Louisiana
Fight song"When the Saints Go Marching In"
MascotGumbo the dog and Sir Saint
Other information
OwnerTom Benson and Rita Benson LeBlanc
General managerMickey Loomis
Head coachSean Payton
Team history
New Orleans Saints 1967 - present
Team nicknamesBlack and Gold, The Who Dats, The Bless You Boys
Super Bowl Championships2009 (XLIV) (1)
Conference championships*NFC: 2009 (1)
Division championships*NFC West: 1991, 2000 *NFC South: 2006, 2009 (4)
Playoff appearances
  • NFL: 1987, 1990, 1991, 1992, 2000, 2006, 2009, 2010
Home fields
*Tulane Stadium (1967 � 1974) *Louisiana Superdome (1975 � 2004, 2006 � present) *Temporary stadiums in 2005 due to the effects of Hurricane Katrina: **Tiger Stadium (Four Games) **Alamodome (Three Games) **Giants Stadium (One Game)

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The New Orleans Saints are a professional American football team based in New Orleans, Louisiana.

The Saints were founded on November 1, 1966 as an expansion team and played their home games at Tulane Stadium through the 1974 season. Their early record was marked by a lack of success; they went more than a decade before they managed to finish a season with a .500 record, two decades before having a winning season, and over four decades before finally reaching the Super Bowl. The team's first successful years were from 1987 � 1992, when the team made the playoffs four times and had winning records in the non-playoff seasons. In the 2000 season, the Saints defeated the then-defending Super Bowl champion St. Louis Rams for the team's first playoff win.

The Saints reached the NFC Championship Game in the 2006 season but lost 39 � 14 to the Chicago Bears. They repeated this feat in their most successful season in 2009, this time winning the game and their first conference championship to send them to their first Super Bowl appearance. At Super Bowl XLIV, the Saints won the city of New Orleans its first league championship, defeating the Indianapolis Colts 31 � 17.

Since 1975, the Saints' home stadium has been the Louisiana Superdome, where they have played their home games every season except for 2005, due to the disruption caused by Hurricane Katrina.

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