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Saints Fun Fact v.2



v.1

After being released by the Green Bay Packers on September 13, 2006, the Saints signed FB Vonta Leach off of waivers, but was cut the next day.

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Brettesaurus Rex
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I iz sad.

Good thing Collins is very solid.






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Tactical1
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Here are some fun facts I found on google, I am sure most of you are aware of some, but a few actually surprised me.



10. Saints went 5-1 in their first preseason


Surprisingly, New Orleans was actually the best NFL expansion team in history up to that point. Among the random feats accomplished by the early Saints was attaining the best preseason record for an NFL expansion team.

9. Saints set NFL record for best two-year start by expansion team

In 1967, New Orleans went 3-11. The following year, they went 4-9-1. Their 7-20-1 combined record set the standard in the NFL for the best start in franchise history. New Orleans fans must have thought a Super Bowl was at hand.

8. There was a movie about the Saints winning the Super Bowl… made in 1969!

Apparently, fans in New Orleans were not the only ones who thought a Super Bowl was on the horizon. In 1969, Charlton Heston starred as an aging Saints QB who had won a Super Bowl in "Number One."

7. Saints led NFL in attendance in 1971

After finishing second to the Cleveland Browns in total NFL attendance for several years, New Orleans finally finished first in 1971. 550,178 fans turned out at Tulane Stadium to see their team go 4-8-2.

6. Saints hired an astronaut as executive VP in 1972

The fact is, I have nothing against astronauts. But just as I wouldn't want Mickey Loomis flying the space shuttle overheard, Richard Gordon lacked the expertise to lead an NFL team. New Orleans was 2-11-1 in 1972.

5. Saints held OJ Simpson to season low in 2,000 yard season

In 1973, Buffalo Bills RB OJ Simpson became the first NFL player to rush for over 2,000 yards in a season. In 14 games, only one team held Simpson under 100 yards. In a 13-0 win, New Orleans held Simpson to 79 yards.

4. Saints drafted a kicker in the first round of the 1979 NFL Draft

Yes, I know most people know this. But in an article about random Saints facts, I just couldn't leave this nugget out. In 1979, New Orleans drafted K/P Russell Erxleben out of Texas in the first round. Erxleben was a disaster in the NFL.

3. It took the Saints 18 years to win a game on Monday Night Football

New Orleans once had the derisive nickname "the not ready for prime time players" for their futility on Monday Night Football. But in 1984, New Orleans defeated the Pittsburgh Steelers 27-24 to break their 0-6 start on MNF.

2. Saints have won preseason games in Mexico City, London and Tokyo

In 1978, New Orleans defeated the Philadelphia Eagles 14-7 in Mexico City. In 1990, the Saints beat the Oakland Raiders 17-10 in London. And in 1993, New Orleans outlasted the Eagles 28-16 in Tokyo.

1. Saints are the only NFL team to both win and lose a game 62-7

For some reason, this random fact is my favorite. It encapsulates how far New Orleans has come since 1967. The Atlanta Falcons beat the Saints 62-7 in 1973. Then New Orleans defeated the Indianapolis Colts 62-7 in 2011.




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Zoltan
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Fun fact. Other than the Ravens this year, the last team to reach the Superbowl after firing their offensive coordinator mid season in the last 20 years was the NY Giants in 2001. The offensive coordinator they fired was named Sean Payton.





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550,178 fans turned out at Tulane Stadium to see their team go 4-8-2.

Half a million people??? Surely that must be counting people outside of the game as well



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Zoltan
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Tulane stadium had a roughly 80,000 person capacity so at 7 games that averages around 79,000 people. Adds up.





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Pretty sure they mean attendance throughout the season.

And for some reason I don't remember us playing in Tokyo.






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fightingtigers98
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quote:

And for some reason I don't remember us playing in Tokyo.

yeah that is quite odd






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Tactical1
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quote:

I don't remember us playing in Tokyo.


The Saints defeated the Eagles 28-16 on July 31, 1993 in the Tokyo Dome.






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