When did the New Orleans Saints play their first game?

May 21, 2019 Off By idswater

When did the New Orleans Saints play their first game?

On March 8, the Saints launched their first season-ticket drive that produced 20,000 sales on opening day and 33,400 before the 1967 NFL season began. Eager to create as much pre-season fan enthusiasm as possible in a city not previously exposed to pro football, the Saints obtained three future Pro Football Hall of Famers for their 1967 roster.

What was the New Orleans Saints record in 1979?

In 1979, the Saints built on the success of the previous year. After an 0-3 start (including a 40-34 overtime loss to the Falcons on opening day), the Saints won five of their next six games to take sole possession of the NFC West lead after nine games.

When did the New Orleans Saints move to the Superdome?

In 1975, the Saints moved from Tulane Stadium into the Louisiana Superdome. Despite the new home, they went just 2-12; North was fired after six games, and Ernie Hefferle was named interim head coach for the final eight games of the season.

Who was the owner of the New Orleans Saints?

The winning era in New Orleans was ushered in on June 3, 1985, when a New Orleans businessman, Tom Benson acquired the franchise from Mecom.

What was the first season of the New Orleans Saints?

The 1967 New Orleans Saints season was the inaugural season for the franchise.

What was the New Orleans Saints record in 1967?

The 1967 New Orleans Saints season was the inaugural season for the franchise. The team went 3–11, finishing in last place in the four-team NFL Eastern Conference Capitol Division . The Saints made a splash in the expansion draft by selecting Green Bay Packers running back Paul Hornung.

Who was the running back for the Saints?

Several weeks later, the Saints also signed Packers running back Jim Taylor. Taylor had felt underpaid and under-appreciated under Lombardi. An examination at the Scripps Clinic in California found the severing of the fifth, sixth, and seventh vertebrae, and damaged nerve roots in the spinal cord of Hornung.