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2006 New Orleans Saints

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10-6-0, Finished 1st in NFC South Division  · 2006 NFL Season Summary
 SRS: Total 4.0, Offense: 4.9, Defense: -0.9, SoS: -1.6, avg is 0.0.

Scored 413 points (25.8/g), 5th of 32 in the NFL. Allowed 322 points (20.1/g), 13th.
 Differential of 91 points (5.7/g), 6th.  Expected W-L: 10.3-5.7.

Coach: Sean Payton (10-6-0)
 Offensive Coordinator: Doug Marrone
 Defensive Coordinator: Gary Gibbs
 Other Notable Asst.: Dennis Allen (Asst. Defensive Line)

Stadium: Louisiana Superdome
 Training Camp: Millsaps College (Jackson, Mississippi)

Team Info

Owner/President Tom Benson
General Manager Mickey Loomis
Offensive Scheme Air Coryell
Defensive Alignment 4-3

Team Stats and Rankings

Tot Yds & TO Passing Rushing Average Drive
Pts Yds Ply Y/P TO FL 1stPy 1stD Cmp Att Yds TD Int NY/A 1stD Att Yds TD Y/A 1stD #Dr Sc% TO% Start Time Plays Yds Pts
Team Offense 413 6264 1075 5.8 23 10 24 330 372 580 4503 27 13 7.5 207 472 1761 19 3.7 99 190 36.8 12.1 Own 29.7 2:41 5.79 33.0 2.09
Team Defense 322 4917 930 5.3 19 8 18 262 267 474 2854 26 11 5.6 148 418 2063 10 4.9 96 189 26.5 12.2 Own 29.4 2:23 5.0 25.9 1.56
Lg Rank Offense 5 1 6 10 4 5 1 4 8 2 12 19 5 26 5 24 9 10 7 3 4
Lg Rank Defense 13 11 31 28 4 4 3 30 28 10 7 23 7 31 28 31 26 4 2 12 13

Team Games & Schedule

Week Day Date OT Rec Opp Tm Opp 1stD TotYd PassY RushY TO 1stD TotYd PassY RushY TO
1 Sun September 10 boxscore W 1-0 @ Cleveland Browns 19 14 17 326 170 156 2 15 186 101 85 3
2 Sun September 17 boxscore W 2-0 @ Green Bay Packers 34 27 20 380 332 48 3 21 385 322 63 2
3 Mon September 25 boxscore W 3-0 Atlanta Falcons 23 3 19 326 180 146 10 229 112 117
4 Sun October 1 boxscore L 3-1 @ Carolina Panthers 18 21 22 407 344 63 1 20 324 157 167
5 Sun October 8 boxscore W 4-1 Tampa Bay Buccaneers 24 21 15 314 171 143 18 406 219 187 1
6 Sun October 15 boxscore W 5-1 Philadelphia Eagles 27 24 22 373 275 98 2 20 325 226 99 2
7 Bye Week
8 Sun October 29 boxscore L 5-2 Baltimore Ravens 22 35 17 403 368 35 5 21 293 156 137 1
9 Sun November 5 boxscore W 6-2 @ Tampa Bay Buccaneers 31 14 19 363 314 49 11 226 158 68 1
10 Sun November 12 boxscore L 6-3 @ Pittsburgh Steelers 31 38 29 513 393 120 3 19 467 250 217
11 Sun November 19 boxscore L 6-4 Cincinnati Bengals 16 31 29 595 504 91 4 15 385 266 119 1
12 Sun November 26 boxscore W 7-4 @ Atlanta Falcons 31 13 20 427 332 95 21 333 52 281
13 Sun December 3 boxscore W 8-4 San Francisco 49ers 34 10 23 375 185 190 10 202 145 57 3
14 Sun December 10 boxscore W 9-4 @ Dallas Cowboys 42 17 28 536 377 159 16 347 231 116 2
15 Sun December 17 boxscore L 9-5 Washington Redskins 10 16 15 270 199 71 1 19 354 193 161
16 Sun December 24 boxscore W 10-5 @ New York Giants 30 7 22 359 123 236 6 142 59 83 3
17 Sun December 31 boxscore L 10-6 Carolina Panthers 21 31 13 297 236 61 2 20 313 207 106
Playoffs
Division Sat January 13 boxscore W 11-6 Philadelphia Eagles 27 24 27 435 227 208 1 14 355 232 123
ConfChamp Sun January 21 boxscore L 11-7 @ Chicago Bears 14 39 15 375 319 56 4 18 340 144 196

Passing

No. Age Pos G GS QBrec Cmp Att Cmp% Yds TD TD% Int Int% Lng Y/A AY/A Y/C Y/G Rate QBR Sk Yds NY/A ANY/A Sk% 4QC GWD
9 Drew Brees*+ 27 QB 16 16 10-6-0 356 554 64.3 4418 26 4.7 11 2.0 86 8.0 8.0 12.4 276.1 96.2 67 18 105 7.54 7.58 3.1 1 2
10 Jamie Martin 36 16 0 16 24 66.7 208 1 4.2 1 4.2 65 8.7 7.6 13.0 13.0 90.3 3.3 5 18 6.55 5.69 17.2
25 Reggie Bush 21 PR/rb 16 8 0 1 0.0 0 0 0.0 1 100.0 0 0.0 -45.0 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 0.00 -45.00 0.0
87 Joe Horn 34 WR 10 9 0 1 0.0 0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 39.6 0.02 0 0 0.00 0.00 0.0
Team Total 27.6 16 10-6-0 372 580 64.1 4626 27 4.7 13 2.2 86 8.0 7.9 12.4 289.1 94.9 23 123 7.47 7.39 3.8 1 2
Opp Total 16 267 474 56.3 3122 26 5.5 11 2.3 6.6 6.64 11.7 195.1 85.1 38 268 5.6 5.6 7.4

Rushing & Receiving

Rushing Receiving
No. Age Pos G GS Att Yds TD Lng Y/A Y/G A/G Rec Yds Y/R TD Lng R/G Y/G YScm RRTD Fmb
26 Deuce McAllister 28 RB 15 13 244 1057 10 57 4.3 70.5 16.3 30 198 6.6 0 24 2.0 13.2 1255 10 3
25 Reggie Bush 21 PR/rb 16 8 155 565 6 18 3.6 35.3 9.7 88 742 8.4 2 74 5.5 46.4 1307 8 2
9 Drew Brees*+ 27 QB 16 16 42 32 0 16 0.8 2.0 2.6 32 0 8
44 Mike Karney 25 FB 15 7 11 33 1 8 3.0 2.2 0.7 15 96 6.4 2 12 1.0 6.4 129 3 0
35 Jamaal Branch 25 1 0 10 29 0 9 2.9 29.0 10.0 5 14 2.8 1 7 5.0 14.0 43 1 0
27 Aaron Stecker 31 rb 12 1 4 11 0 4 2.8 0.9 0.3 19 190 10.0 0 48 1.6 15.8 201 0 0
30 Fred McAfee 38 4 0 3 12 1 6 4.0 3.0 0.8 12 1 0
19 Devery Henderson 24 wr 13 7 2 14 1 11 7.0 1.1 0.2 32 745 23.3 5 76 2.5 57.3 759 6 0
18 Terrance Copper 24 wr 15 4 1 8 0 8 8.0 0.5 0.1 23 385 16.7 3 48 1.5 25.7 393 3 2
12 Marques Colston 23 WR 14 12 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 70 1038 14.8 8 86 5.0 74.1 1038 8 0
87 Joe Horn 34 WR 10 9 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 37 679 18.4 4 72 3.7 67.9 679 4 0
80 Mark Campbell 31 TE 14 10 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 18 164 9.1 0 33 1.3 11.7 164 0 0
83 Billy Miller 29 te 10 3 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 14 129 9.2 0 22 1.4 12.9 129 0 1
85 Ernie Conwell 34 te 7 5 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 8 57 7.1 1 15 1.1 8.1 57 1 0
89 Jamal Jones 25 wr 12 1 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 6 108 18.0 1 41 0.5 9.0 108 1 0
86 John Owens 26 5 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 4 44 11.0 0 25 0.8 8.8 44 0 0
82 Nate Lawrie 25 7 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 1 17 17.0 0 17 0.1 2.4 17 0 0
36 Corey McIntyre 27 4 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 1 10 10.0 0 10 0.3 2.5 10 0 0
16 Lance Moore 23 4 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 1 10 10.0 0 10 0.3 2.5 10 0 0
Team Total 27.6 16 472 1761 19 57 3.7 110.1 29.5 372 4626 12.4 27 86 23.3 289.1 6387 46 23
Opp Total 16 418 2063 10 4.9 128.9 26.1 267 2854 10.7 26 16.7 178.4 4917 36 22

Kick & Punt Returns

Punt Returns Kick Returns
No. Age Pos G GS Ret Yds TD Lng Y/R Rt Yds TD Lng Y/Rt APYd
84 Michael Lewis 35 KR 10 0 16 111 0 26 6.9 37 914 0 51 24.7 1025
25 Reggie Bush 21 PR/rb 16 8 28 216 1 65 7.7 1523
27 Aaron Stecker 31 rb 12 1 10 216 0 31 21.6 417
89 Jamal Jones 25 wr 12 1 6 130 0 29 21.7 238
16 Lance Moore 23 4 0 6 45 0 25 7.5 55
18 Terrance Copper 24 wr 15 4 4 79 0 25 19.8 472
20 Jay Bellamy 34 db 11 3 1 0 0 0 0.0 0
44 Mike Karney 25 FB 15 7 1 10 0 10 10.0 139
96 Antwan Lake 27 de 15 1 1 8 0 8 8.0 8
30 Fred McAfee 38 4 0 1 20 0 20 20.0 32
Team Total 27.6 16 51 372 1 65 7.3 60 1377 0 51 23.0 8136
Opp Total 16 40 270 0 6.8 72 1598 0 22.2

Kicking & Punting

0-19 20-29 30-39 40-49 50+ Tot PAT Punting
No. Age Pos G GS FGA FGM FGA FGM FGA FGM FGA FGM FGA FGM FGA FGM FG% XPA XPM XP% Pnt Yds Lng Blck Y/P
7 Steve Weatherford 24 P 16 0 77 3369 59 0 43.8
3 John Carney 42 K 16 0 1 1 9 9 8 7 6 5 1 1 25 23 92.0% 47 46 97.9%
4 Billy Cundiff 26 k 5 0 1 1 0.0%
Team Total 27.6 16 1 1 9 9 8 7 6 5 2 1 26 23 88.5% 47 46 97.9% 77 3369 59 0 43.8
Opp Total 16 18 14 77.8% 40 40 100.0% 96 4186 43.6

Defense & Fumbles

Def Interceptions Fumbles Tackles
No. Age Pos G GS Sk Int Yds TD Lng PD FF Fmb FR Yds TD Tkl Ast Sfty
58 Scott Shanle 27 RLB 16 15 4.0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 73 24
55 Scott Fujita 27 LLB 16 16 3.5 2 19 0 19 7 1 0 0 0 0 64 32
29 Josh Bullocks 23 FS 16 16 2 14 0 14 7 1 0 0 0 0 56 15
94 Charles Grant 28 LDE 16 16 6.0 0 0 0 0 5 3 0 2 0 0 49 15
22 Fred Thomas 33 RCB 13 13 1 9 0 9 11 2 0 0 0 0 48 7
23 Omar Stoutmire 32 SS 13 9 2 10 0 10 7 44 12
53 Mark Simoneau 29 MLB 16 13 1.0 1 0 0 0 1 33 28
91 Will Smith* 25 RDE 14 14 10.5 0 0 0 0 3 3 0 1 0 0 31 18
21 Jason Craft 30 rcb 16 6 1 0 0 0 5 43 4
66 Brian Young 29 LDT 16 16 5.5 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 36 10
99 Hollis Thomas 32 RDT 12 12 3.5 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 1 0 0 35 8
34 Mike McKenzie 30 LCB 16 16 2 54 0 54 10 28 5
54 Danny Clark 29 16 0 23 6
41 Roman Harper 24 ss 5 5 1.0 0 0 0 0 3 1 0 0 0 0 24 2
51 Terrence Melton 29 16 0 0 0 1 0 0 17 7
37 Steve Gleason 29 15 0 15 1
28 DeJuan Groce 26 12 0 1 0 0 0 0 15 1
20 Jay Bellamy 34 db 11 3 0 0 0 0 1 12 4
24 Bryan Scott 25 9 0 1 0 0 0 0 12 3
77 Rodney Leisle 25 dt 14 1 0 0 1 0 0 8 8
98 Willie Whitehead 33 de 12 3 1.0 9 4
97 Josh Cooper 26 de 5 1 1.0 0 0 0 0 1 8 2
96 Antwan Lake 27 de 15 1 1.0 0 0 0 0 2 8 1
39 Curtis DeLoatch 25 7 0 8 1
27 Aaron Stecker 31 rb 12 1 7 2
56 Alfred Fincher 23 6 0 6 3
89 Jamal Jones 25 wr 12 1 0 0 1 0 0 6 2
18 Terrance Copper 24 wr 15 4 0 2 1 0 0 4 1
9 Drew Brees*+ 27 QB 16 16 0 8 1 -3 0
26 Deuce McAllister 28 RB 15 13 0 3 2 4 1 2 0
95 Eric Moore 25 4 0 4 1
30 Fred McAfee 38 4 0 4 0
25 Reggie Bush 21 PR/rb 16 8 0 2 1 0 0 2 0
95 Trevor Johnson 25 1 0 3 1
47 Kevin Houser 29 16 0 3 0
36 Corey McIntyre 27 4 0 3 0
93 Rob Ninkovich 22 3 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 2
33 Keith Joseph 25 1 0 2 0
84 Michael Lewis 35 KR 10 0 0 3 1 0 0
7 Steve Weatherford 24 P 16 0 2 0
10 Jamie Martin 36 16 0 0 3 0 0 0
80 Mark Campbell 31 TE 14 10 1 0
12 Marques Colston 23 WR 14 12 1 0
73 Jahri Evans 23 RG 16 16 0 0 2 0 0
52 Jeff Faine 25 C 16 16 0 1 1 0 0
19 Devery Henderson 24 wr 13 7 1 0
87 Joe Horn 34 WR 10 9 1 0
86 John Owens 26 5 0 1 0
70 Jammal Brown*+ 25 LT 15 15 0 0 1 0 0
83 Billy Miller 29 te 10 3 0 1 0 0 0
78 Jon Stinchcomb 27 RT 16 16 0 0 1 0 0
Team Total 27.6 16 38.0 11 106 0 54 68 14 23 19 1 1 754 230
Opp Total 16 23 22 14

Scoring Summary

No. Age Pos G GS RshTD RecTD PR TD KR TD FblTD IntTD OthTD AllTD 2PM XPM FGM Sfty Pts Pts/G
3 John Carney 42 K 16 0 46 23 115
26 Deuce McAllister 28 RB 15 13 10 1 11 66
25 Reggie Bush 21 PR/rb 16 8 6 2 1 9 54
12 Marques Colston 23 WR 14 12 8 8 48
19 Devery Henderson 24 wr 13 7 1 5 6 36
87 Joe Horn 34 WR 10 9 4 4 1 26
18 Terrance Copper 24 wr 15 4 3 3 18
44 Mike Karney 25 FB 15 7 1 2 3 18
35 Jamaal Branch 25 1 0 1 1 6
85 Ernie Conwell 34 te 7 5 1 1 6
39 Curtis DeLoatch 25 7 0 1 1 6
89 Jamal Jones 25 wr 12 1 1 1 6
30 Fred McAfee 38 4 0 1 1 6
83 Billy Miller 29 te 10 3 1 2
Team Total 27.6 16 19 27 1 1 1 49 2 46 23 413
Opp Total 16 10 26 4 40 14 322