New Orleans Saints Top 10 Wins in Franchise History
While the Saints win in Super Bowl XLIV is an easy choice for the team's biggest victory, discover
what we believe are the top 10 Saints win of all-time.
Jim Mora
Was the Saints head coach in
1991 when New Orleans claimed
their first division championship
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New Orleans most important wins since the franchise kicked off in 1967.
Walter "Flea" Roberts
This Saint scored three TD's
against the Philadelphia
Eagles to help the Saints gain
their first win in franchise
history.
Aaron Brooks
This Saints QB threw three TD
passes to help the Saints to gain
their first NFL Playoff win in team
history as the Saints defeated the
Rams in 1991.
Steve Gleason
With the Saints playing in their first
game in the Super Dome after the
destruction of Hurricane Katrina,
this blocked punt against Atlanta
fueled a Saints surge in 2006 that
swept all the way to the NFC
Championship Game.
Game
Summary
Victory No. 10,
Nov. 5, 1967, Saints
31, Eagles 24.
The Saints recorded their first victory against the Eagles as
Flea Roberts scored three touchdowns before  59,596 at old
Tulane Stadium. Cornerback Dave Whitsell ran ran his
seventh interception back 41 yards for a touchdown. Later
that season, the Saints defeated the Redskins 30-14 to wind
up with a 3-11 record, which tied the record for a first-year
franchise.
Victory No. 9:
Dec. 22, 1991:
Saints 27, Cardinals
3.
After a quarter of a century,  the Saints were Western
Division champions. Fans had fun during this historic Saints
win. The fans in New Orleans whooped it up as they caught
the action on television. The parties started when the Saints
took a 13-3 lead at halftime and continued into the night.
Who Dat fever gripped the city. Thousands of fans waited at
the airport for the return of the champs.  The Saints were
jubilant to a point, but they had to play their old adversary,
the Falcons,  next in the playoffs. The Saints lost 27-20.
Victory No. 8:
Dec, `4, 1980,:
Saints 21, Jets 20
This was the Saints' only win of the season. It was snowing
in New York's Shea Stadium but Archie Manning had an
excellent day, Two short TD plunges by running back Tony
Galbreath and a pas to running back Jack Holmes removed
the monkey from the worst team in Saints history. Referring  
to the 14-game losing streak, defensive tackle Derland
Moore could only say and repeat," Thank God it's over."
Dick Stanfel, who replaced Dick Nolan after he was fired,
was jubilant.: "It's the greatest win I've ever been in in my
career." Bum Phillips replaced Stanfield before the start of
the next season.
Victory No. 7:
Oct. 28, 2001:
Saints 34, Rams 31.
The Rams blistered the Saints and rolled to a 34-6 lead at
the break. The Saints stunned everyone with a 25-point
third quarter, held off a furious Fourth-quarter rush and
finally put the Rams away on John Carney's field goal with
one second remaining to cap an exhilarating 34-31 victory.
Victory No. 6:
Nov. 8, 1970, Saints
17, Lions 16:.
With time running out in old Tulane Stadium, kicker Tom
Dempsey booted an NFL record 63-yard field for the victory,
Jackie Burkett as the snapper and Joe Scarpati was the
holder. The Lions' Wayne Walker said the kick was "made
by God."  In the victors'  locker room, quarterback Billy
Kilmer said, "We can win them all now." This was J. D.
Roberts' first game after replacing Tom Fears as head
coach.
Victory No. 5:
Nov. 30, 2009:
Saints 38, Patriots
17.
This demolition of Bill Belichick's Patriots was the signature
victory of their regular season. The Saints were getting to
play the role of a hero on national television as 99.6 per
cent of America was cheering for the Saints in this one. Tom
Brady returned to the Superdome, the site of his miraculous
upset of the Rams in Super Bowl XXXVI. Drew Brees had the
greatest night of his career, completing 18 passes for 371
yards and five touchdowns and a 158.3 passer rating. The
Saints didn't play this well again until they beat Arizona in
the playoffs.
Victory No. 4:
Dec. 30, 2000:
Saints 31, Rams 28.
This was the Saints' first playoff win ever in the history of the
franchise. It was the Saints' fifth playoff game and came
against the :Greatest Show on Turf." The defending Super
Bowl champions had Kurt Warner at quarterback and the
Saints had Aaron Brooks. But somehow the Saints won the
game The Saints opened up a 31-7 fourth-quarter lead
before the Rams responded with three touchdowns in the
final nine minutes to pull within three. But the Rams'
comeback was too late and the Saints finally had a
postseason victory to celebrate,
Victory No. 3:
Sept 25, 2006:
Saints 23, Falcons 3
.
This was the Saints' first in the Superdome since Hurricane
Katrina and gave the Who Dats a sense of hope they sorely
had in the past. Unheralded special teams player Curtis
Deloatch with just a minute and 30 seconds into the game
scooped up a punt blocked by Steve Gleason that gave the
a 6-0 lead that got the Super back in full spring. It was a
special game featuring a sense of emotion that transcended
sports, and the whole country got to watch it on a Monday
night in September
Victory No. 2:
Jan. 24, 2010:
Saints 31, Vikings
28 (OT)
The Saints forced five turnovers and made enough plays in
an overtime thriller to advance to the Super Bowl.  The
Vikings had twice as many first downs, 31-15, and made
more than 200 yards, 475-257. The Vikings were 7-of-12
converting on third down while the Saints were just 3-of-12.
Tracy Porter saved the Saints with an interception at the
end of the game of regulation. The Saints won the game on
Garrett Hartley's 40-yard field goal.
Victory No. 1:
Feb. 7, 2010: Saints
31, Colts 17.
 
The Saints overcame a 10-point defect  to win  Super Bowl
XLIV in Miami Gardens, Fla. Drew Brees was named the
MVP as he completed 32 of 39 passes for 288 yards with
two touchdowns and a  114.5 passer rating and tying the
Super Bowl record for completions in a Super Bowl. Kicker
Garrett Hartley became the first player in NFL history to to
boot three field goals of 40 or more yards in a Super Bowl.
The Saints turned the game around when they recovered an
onside kick to start the second and cornerback Tracy Porter
 intercepted a Peyton  Manning pass and returned it 74
yards for a touchdown to clinch the victory.
Super Bowl Bound
Jubilation and chants of
"Who Dat" echoed through
the Superdome when
the Saints defeated
the Minnesota Vikings to
advance to Super Bowl XLIV
Drew Brees
Clutched the Lombardi
Trophy after the Saints
captured their first Super
Bowl Championship with a
win over the Indianapolis
Colts.