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2007 New Orleans Saints

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7-9-0, Finished 3rd in NFC South Division  · 2007 NFL Season Summary
 SRS: Total -2.5, Offense: 1.9, Defense: -4.5, SoS: -2.0, avg is 0.0.

Scored 379 points (23.7/g), 12th of 32 in the NFL. Allowed 388 points (24.2/g), 25th.
 Differential of -9 points (-0.6/g), 19th.  Expected W-L: 7.8-8.2.

Coach: Sean Payton (7-9-0)
 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 379 5780 1060 5.5 30 12 20 346 440 652 4314 28 18 6.5 232 392 1466 14 3.7 94 180 31.7 16.1 Own 28.5 2:46 6.01 32.1 1.88
Team Defense 388 5570 964 5.8 23 10 12 288 327 524 3924 32 13 7.1 196 408 1646 7 4.0 80 182 36.3 15.9 Own 31.6 2:32 5.5 30.4 1.97
Lg Rank Offense 12 4 19 14 3 1 3 9 20 11 26 28 10 29 20 9 5 5 5 5 10
Lg Rank Defense 25 26 26 18 10 11 30 31 28 32 10 13 3 16 7 26 14 13 12 24 27

Team Games & Schedule

Week Day Date OT Rec Opp Tm Opp 1stD TotYd PassY RushY TO 1stD TotYd PassY RushY TO
1 Thu September 6 boxscore L 0-1 @ Indianapolis Colts 10 41 18 293 187 106 3 20 452 288 164 1
2 Sun September 16 boxscore L 0-2 @ Tampa Bay Buccaneers 14 31 19 343 244 99 2 14 330 243 87
3 Mon September 24 boxscore L 0-3 Tennessee Titans 14 31 18 252 218 34 5 19 284 186 98 1
4 Bye Week
5 Sun October 7 boxscore L 0-4 Carolina Panthers 13 16 23 341 252 89 2 12 243 155 88 1
6 Sun October 14 boxscore W 1-4 @ Seattle Seahawks 28 17 22 367 246 121 1 25 425 333 92 2
7 Sun October 21 boxscore W 2-4 Atlanta Falcons 22 16 14 310 219 91 1 18 334 259 75
8 Sun October 28 boxscore W 3-4 @ San Francisco 49ers 31 10 26 438 336 102 1 15 260 177 83 1
9 Sun November 4 boxscore W 4-4 Jacksonville Jaguars 41 24 32 538 435 103 1 18 432 344 88 3
10 Sun November 11 boxscore L 4-5 St. Louis Rams 29 37 22 299 256 43 2 26 409 276 133
11 Sun November 18 boxscore L 4-6 @ Houston Texans 10 23 20 327 280 47 3 19 390 287 103 2
12 Sun November 25 boxscore W 5-6 @ Carolina Panthers 31 6 22 373 260 113 1 11 195 152 43 4
13 Sun December 2 boxscore L 5-7 Tampa Bay Buccaneers 23 27 13 246 162 84 1 24 466 294 172 1
14 Mon December 10 boxscore W 6-7 @ Atlanta Falcons 34 14 23 473 328 145 1 13 323 286 37 1
15 Sun December 16 boxscore W 7-7 Arizona Cardinals 31 24 24 421 307 114 2 17 317 214 103 2
16 Sun December 23 boxscore L 7-8 Philadelphia Eagles 23 38 22 346 276 70 1 24 435 251 184 1
17 Sun December 30 boxscore L 7-9 @ Chicago Bears 25 33 28 413 308 105 3 13 275 179 96 3

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 28 QB 16 16 7-9-0 440 652 67.5 4423 28 4.3 18 2.8 58 6.8 6.4 10.1 276.4 89.4 59.58 16 109 6.46 6.08 2.4 1 1
Team Total 27.8 16 7-9-0 440 652 67.5 4423 28 4.3 18 2.8 58 6.8 6.4 10.1 276.4 89.4 16 109 6.46 6.08 2.4 1 1
Opp Total 16 327 524 62.4 4122 32 6.1 13 2.5 7.9 7.97 12.6 257.6 96.9 32 198 7.1 7.2 5.8

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
25 Reggie Bush 22 RB 12 10 157 581 4 22 3.7 48.4 13.1 73 417 5.7 2 25 6.1 34.8 998 6 8
27 Aaron Stecker 32 rb 16 6 115 448 5 26 3.9 28.0 7.2 36 211 5.9 0 26 2.3 13.2 659 5 1
23 Pierre Thomas 23 KR 12 1 52 252 1 24 4.8 21.0 4.3 17 151 8.9 1 17 1.4 12.6 403 2 0
26 Deuce McAllister 29 rb 3 3 24 92 0 15 3.8 30.7 8.0 4 15 3.8 0 7 1.3 5.0 107 0 1
9 Drew Brees 28 QB 16 16 23 52 1 9 2.3 3.3 1.4 2 10 5.0 0 8 0.1 0.6 62 1 9
44 Mike Karney 26 FB 16 9 11 17 2 10 1.5 1.1 0.7 13 78 6.0 0 11 0.8 4.9 95 2 0
10 Jamie Martin 37 3 0 3 -3 0 -1 -1.0 -1.0 1.0 -3 0 0
81 David Patten 33 wr 16 5 2 -5 0 1 -2.5 -0.3 0.1 54 792 14.7 3 58 3.4 49.5 787 3 2
16 Lance Moore 24 PR 16 4 2 7 1 7 3.5 0.4 0.1 32 302 9.4 2 22 2.0 18.9 309 3 2
19 Devery Henderson 25 WR 16 9 2 20 0 15 10.0 1.3 0.1 20 409 20.5 3 54 1.3 25.6 429 3 0
7 Steve Weatherford 25 P 16 0 1 5 0 5 5.0 0.3 0.1 5 0 0
12 Marques Colston 24 WR 16 14 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 98 1202 12.3 11 45 6.1 75.1 1202 11 1
82 Eric Johnson 28 TE 14 12 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 48 378 7.9 2 22 3.4 27.0 378 2 1
83 Billy Miller 30 te 16 6 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 27 328 12.1 2 57 1.7 20.5 328 2 0
18 Terrance Copper 25 wr 15 1 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 15 126 8.4 2 21 1.0 8.4 126 2 0
86 John Owens 27 8 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 1 4 4.0 0 4 0.1 0.5 4 0 0
Team Total 27.8 16 392 1466 14 26 3.7 91.6 24.5 440 4423 10.1 28 58 27.5 276.4 5889 42 25
Opp Total 16 408 1646 7 4.0 102.9 25.5 327 3924 12.0 32 20.4 245.3 5570 39 27

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
16 Lance Moore 24 PR 16 4 20 185 0 48 9.3 17 318 0 32 18.7 812
23 Pierre Thomas 23 KR 12 1 36 865 0 64 24.0 1268
27 Aaron Stecker 32 rb 16 6 6 137 0 41 22.8 796
24 Chris Barclay 24 1 0 5 98 0 28 19.6 98
25 Reggie Bush 22 RB 12 10 3 12 0 10 4.0 1010
18 Terrance Copper 25 wr 15 1 2 49 0 25 24.5 175
81 David Patten 33 wr 16 5 2 20 0 10 10.0 807
97 Josh Cooper 27 de 13 2 1 8 0 8 8.0 8
21 Jason Craft 31 db 16 4 1 0 0 0 0.0 0
96 Antwan Lake 28 rdt 15 7 1 10 0 10 10.0 10
83 Billy Miller 30 te 16 6 1 8 0 8 8.0 336
Team Total 27.8 16 24 197 0 48 8.2 71 1513 0 64 21.3 7599
Opp Total 16 35 335 1 9.6 56 1256 1 22.4

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 25 P 16 0 63 2757 61 0 43.8
2 Olindo Mare 34 K 13 0 5 4 4 3 3 2 5 1 17 10 58.8% 34 34 100.0%
1 Martin Gramatica 32 k 3 0 2 2 2 2 1 1 5 5 100.0% 8 8 100.0%
Team Total 27.8 16 5 4 6 5 5 4 6 2 22 15 68.2% 42 42 100.0% 63 2757 61 0 43.8
Opp Total 16 30 26 86.7% 44 44 100.0% 67 2921 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
55 Scott Fujita 28 LLB 15 15 3.0 0 0 0 0 2 1 0 2 0 0 77 18
41 Roman Harper 25 SS 16 16 4.0 3 58 1 31 8 2 0 0 0 0 75 15
29 Josh Bullocks 24 FS 14 14 1.0 2 6 0 6 8 2 0 0 0 0 65 12
91 Will Smith 26 RDE 16 16 7.0 0 0 0 0 3 2 0 3 0 0 47 19 1
53 Mark Simoneau 30 MLB 16 16 2.0 0 0 0 0 1 50 20
58 Scott Shanle 28 RLB 14 14 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 1 26 0 43 25
21 Jason Craft 31 db 16 4 2 21 0 21 9 1 0 0 0 0 51 5
42 Jason David 25 RCB 13 12 3 21 0 19 11 1 0 1 55 1 47 4
34 Mike McKenzie 31 LCB 15 15 3 161 2 75 17 45 7
99 Hollis Thomas 33 LDT 16 14 3.0 38 12
94 Charles Grant 29 LDE 14 14 2.5 0 0 0 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 39 9
43 Kevin Kaesviharn 31 db 16 3 0 0 0 0 8 0 0 1 2 0 33 3
38 Usama Young 22 14 0 0 0 0 0 2 24 1
51 Brian Simmons 32 lb 16 3 1.0 17 10
66 Brian Young 30 RDT 9 8 3.0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 16 2
96 Antwan Lake 28 rdt 15 7 1.0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 15 3
54 Troy Evans 30 16 0 15 2
98 Renaldo Wynn 33 de 12 1 3.5 12 1
71 Kendrick Clancy 29 dt 14 2 0.5 10 5
97 Josh Cooper 27 de 13 2 0.5 1 0 0 0 0 11 3
39 Chris Reis 24 14 0 12 1
25 Reggie Bush 22 RB 12 10 0 8 3 -16 0 4 0
69 McKinley Boykin 24 3 0 7 3
50 Marvin Mitchell 23 10 0 8 1
18 Terrance Copper 25 wr 15 1 8 0
9 Drew Brees 28 QB 16 16 0 9 0 -15 0 3 0
22 Fred Thomas 34 7 0 2 0 0 0 0 7 0
23 Pierre Thomas 23 KR 12 1 0 0 1 5 1 4 1
82 Eric Johnson 28 TE 14 12 0 1 3 16 0 2 0
16 Lance Moore 24 PR 16 4 0 2 2 0 0 1 0
86 John Owens 27 8 0 3 0
81 David Patten 33 wr 16 5 0 2 0 0 0 2 0
27 Aaron Stecker 32 rb 16 6 0 1 1 0 0 2 0
56 Alfred Fincher 24 7 0 2 1
47 Kevin Houser 30 16 0 2 0
59 Matt McCoy 25 4 0 2 0
26 Deuce McAllister 29 rb 3 3 0 1 0 0 0 1 0
20 Jay Bellamy 35 3 0 1 0
19 Devery Henderson 25 WR 16 9 1 0
83 Billy Miller 30 te 16 6 1 0
7 Steve Weatherford 25 P 16 0 1 0
12 Marques Colston 24 WR 16 14 0 1 0 0 0
73 Jahri Evans 24 RG 16 16 0 0 1 0 0
67 Jamar Nesbit 31 LG 16 16 0 0 1 0 0
78 Jon Stinchcomb 28 RT 16 16 0 0 1 0 0
Team Total 27.8 16 32.0 13 267 3 75 74 16 25 22 73 2 804 183 1
Opp Total 16 16 27 17 1

Scoring Summary

No. Age Pos G GS RshTD RecTD PR TD KR TD FblTD IntTD OthTD AllTD 2PM XPM FGM Sfty Pts Pts/G
12 Marques Colston 24 WR 16 14 11 11 66
2 Olindo Mare 34 K 13 0 34 10 64
25 Reggie Bush 22 RB 12 10 4 2 6 3 42
27 Aaron Stecker 32 rb 16 6 5 5 30
1 Martin Gramatica 32 k 3 0 8 5 23
23 Pierre Thomas 23 KR 12 1 1 1 1 3 1 20
19 Devery Henderson 25 WR 16 9 3 3 18
16 Lance Moore 24 PR 16 4 1 2 3 18
81 David Patten 33 wr 16 5 3 3 18
18 Terrance Copper 25 wr 15 1 2 2 12
82 Eric Johnson 28 TE 14 12 2 2 12
44 Mike Karney 26 FB 16 9 2 2 12
34 Mike McKenzie 31 LCB 15 15 2 2 12
83 Billy Miller 30 te 16 6 2 2 12
9 Drew Brees 28 QB 16 16 1 1 6
42 Jason David 25 RCB 13 12 1 1 6
41 Roman Harper 25 SS 16 16 1 1 6
91 Will Smith 26 RDE 16 16 1 2
Team Total 27.8 16 14 28 2 3 47 4 42 15 1 379
Opp Total 16 7 32 1 1 1 2 44 26 1 388