NFL: New Orleans Saints
Catch the New Orleans Saints at Wembley Stadium
We’re back at Wembley Stadium this Sunday for the NFL International Series for the New Orleans Saints @ Miami Dolphins game!
Make sure you’re prepping yourself for the bag policies in place this weekend at Wembley Stadium:
Check out these top 10 facts on the New Orleans Saints!!
- The New Orleans Saints have won 1 Super Bowl Championship, 1 NFL Conference Championship, 5 NFC Division Championships and have made 10 play off appearances.
- Tom Benson became the owner of the New Orleans Saints in 1985 and is still the current owner.
- Hurricane Katrina caused extensive damage to the Superdome in 2005. This resulted in the Saints moving all their games to different stadiums.
- The Saints Superdome was used as an emergency shelter during Hurricane Katrina.
- In 2006, in his very first season with the Saints, Drew Brees threw for 4,418 yards. This was more than any other quarterback in the NFL that year.
- The official name of the designs that makes up the Saints logo is a “fluer-de-lis” which means flower of the lily.
- In a game against the Carolina Panthers during the 2001 season, the New Orleans Saints became the first NFL team to wear all-black pants and jerseys during a game.
- New Orleans opened their Saints Hall-of-Fame in 1988 with their first two inductees: Archie Manning and Danny Abramowicz.
- Notre Dame and Green Bay Packer great Paul Hornung retired as a Saint in training camp though he never played a game for New Orleans.
- Rickey Jackson, Sam Mills, Vaughn Johnson, and Pat Swilling all played Linebacker for the Saints during the same era (late 1980’s and early 1990’s), and all have since been inducted into the team’s Hall-of-Fame.