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2008 New Orleans Saints

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8-8-0, Finished 4th in NFC South Division  · 2008 NFL Season Summary
 SRS: Total 4.0, Offense: 6.8, Defense: -2.8, SoS: -0.3, avg is 0.0.

Scored 463 points (28.9/g), 1st of 32 in the NFL. Allowed 393 points (24.6/g), 26th.
 Differential of 70 points (4.4/g), 10th.  Expected W-L: 9.5-6.5.

Coach: Sean Payton (8-8-0)
 Offensive Coordinator: Doug Marrone
 Defensive Coordinator: Gary Gibbs
 Other Notable Asst.: Dennis Allen (Secondary)

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
Player PF 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 463 6571 1047 6.3 26 8 19 354 413 636 4977 34 18 7.7 232 398 1594 20 4.0 103 178 42.7 14.0 Own 29.9 2:44 6.03 36.7 2.49
Team Defense 393 5432 999 5.4 22 7 19 299 299 526 3547 21 15 6.4 180 445 1885 14 4.2 100 174 39.7 14.4 Own 30.6 2:44 6.0 31.2 1.99
Lg Rank Offense 1 1 16 6 2 1 1 1 24 2 26 28 5 23 4 12 14 13 5 2 1
Lg Rank Defense 26 23 20 26 18 20 23 18 11 23 19 17 15 19 6 22 16 22 27 23 24

Team Games & Schedule

W# Day Date OT Rec Opp Tm Opp 1stD TotYd PassY RushY TO 1stD TotYd PassY RushY TO Offense Defense Sp. Tms
1 Sun September 7 boxscore W 1-0 Tampa Bay Buccaneers 24 20 16 438 337 101 1 18 352 206 146 1 3.21 4.35 -3.58
2 Sun September 14 boxscore L 1-1 @ Washington Redskins 24 29 16 250 195 55 3 25 455 306 149 1 -4.77 -18.34 15.76
3 Sun September 21 boxscore L 1-2 @ Denver Broncos 32 34 27 502 414 88 1 20 369 264 105 2 14.00 -10.68 -7.35
4 Sun September 28 boxscore W 2-2 San Francisco 49ers 31 17 24 467 363 104 2 20 312 221 91 3 17.63 1.88 -8.01
5 Mon October 6 boxscore L 2-3 Minnesota Vikings 27 30 17 375 320 55 4 16 270 226 44 -6.17 1.12 4.87
6 Sun October 12 boxscore W 3-3 Oakland Raiders 34 3 23 441 319 122 12 226 141 85 2 22.53 16.91 -3.13
7 Sun October 19 boxscore L 3-4 @ Carolina Panthers 7 30 17 343 228 115 2 19 336 193 143 -6.69 -9.30 -3.80
8 Sun October 26 boxscore W 4-4 San Diego Chargers 37 32 28 409 339 70 22 451 341 110 2 28.32 -16.57 -7.61
9 Bye Week
10 Sun November 9 boxscore L 4-5 @ Atlanta Falcons 20 34 25 521 416 105 3 18 361 248 113 -0.96 -11.12 0.50
11 Sun November 16 boxscore W 5-5 @ Kansas City Chiefs 30 20 22 369 266 103 1 21 330 206 124 1 12.12 -8.06 6.14
12 Mon November 24 boxscore W 6-5 Green Bay Packers 51 29 21 416 318 98 1 22 343 234 109 3 20.95 -3.15 1.94
13 Sun November 30 boxscore L 6-6 @ Tampa Bay Buccaneers 20 23 18 332 288 44 3 11 254 105 149 1 -10.23 8.41 -1.87
14 Sun December 7 boxscore W 7-6 Atlanta Falcons 29 25 24 414 230 184 22 414 315 99 1 18.63 -12.65 -0.66
15 Thu December 11 boxscore L OT 7-7 @ Chicago Bears 24 27 22 345 226 119 2 16 226 171 55 3 -2.32 13.17 -13.91
16 Sun December 21 boxscore W 8-7 @ Detroit Lions 42 7 32 532 351 181 1 15 255 126 129 2 36.48 -0.20 0.02
17 Sun December 28 boxscore L 8-8 Carolina Panthers 31 33 22 417 367 50 2 23 478 244 234 16.77 -20.19 -0.85

Passing

No. Player 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 SkYds NY/A ANY/A Sk% 4QC GWD
9 Drew Brees* 29 QB 16 16 8-8-0 413 635 65.0% 5069 34 5.4 17 2.7 84 8.0 7.8 12.3 316.8 96.2 64.35 13 92 7.68 7.55 2.0 2 2
16 Lance Moore 25 WR 16 6 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
Team Total 27.6 16 8-8-0 413 636 64.9% 5069 34 5.3 18 2.8 84 8.0 7.8 12.3 316.8 95.4 13 92 7.67 7.47 2.0 2 2
Opp Total 16 299 526 56.8% 3708 21 4.0 15 2.9 7.0 6.56 12.4 231.8 80.3 28 161 6.4 5.9 5.1

Rushing & Receiving

Games Rushing Receiving
No. Player Age Pos G GS Att Yds TD Lng Y/A Y/G A/G Tgt Rec Yds Y/R TD Lng R/G Y/G YScm RRTD Fmb
23 Pierre Thomas 24 KR/rb 15 5 129 625 9 42 4.8 41.7 8.6 41 31 284 9.2 3 24 2.1 18.9 909 12 1
26 Deuce McAllister 30 rb 13 6 107 418 5 19 3.9 32.2 8.2 23 18 128 7.1 1 20 1.4 9.8 546 6 0
25 Reggie Bush 23 PR/RB 10 9 106 404 2 43 3.8 40.4 10.6 73 52 440 8.5 4 42 5.2 44.0 844 6 3
9 Drew Brees* 29 QB 16 16 22 -1 0 9 0.0 -0.1 1.4 -1 0 6
40 Mike Bell 25 4 0 13 42 1 15 3.2 10.5 3.3 2 1 14 14.0 0 14 0.3 3.5 56 1 0
44 Mike Karney 27 FB 12 8 8 10 2 3 1.3 0.8 0.7 12 9 18 2.0 0 7 0.8 1.5 28 2 0
27 Aaron Stecker 33 6 0 8 43 0 12 5.4 7.2 1.3 12 9 52 5.8 1 12 1.5 8.7 95 1 0
19 Devery Henderson 26 WR 16 13 4 33 0 30 8.3 2.1 0.3 56 32 793 24.8 3 84 2.0 49.6 826 3 1
17 Robert Meachem 24 wr 14 3 1 20 1 20 20.0 1.4 0.1 20 12 289 24.1 3 74 0.9 20.6 309 4 0
16 Lance Moore 25 WR 16 6 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 121 79 928 11.7 10 70 4.9 58.0 928 10 1
88 Jeremy Shockey 28 TE 12 11 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 72 50 483 9.7 0 26 4.2 40.3 483 0 2
12 Marques Colston 25 wr 11 6 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 88 47 760 16.2 5 70 4.3 69.1 760 5 1
83 Billy Miller 31 te 15 5 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 62 45 579 12.9 1 41 3.0 38.6 579 1 0
80 Mark Campbell 33 te 9 4 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 16 12 121 10.1 2 29 1.3 13.4 121 2 0
81 David Patten 34 wr 5 3 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 20 11 162 14.7 1 39 2.2 32.4 162 1 0
89 Sean Ryan 28 1 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 2 2 7 3.5 0 5 2.0 7.0 7 0 0
33 Olaniyi Sobomehin 24 1 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 3 2 8 4.0 0 10 2.0 8.0 8 0 1
86 Buck Ortega 27 te 11 1 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 3 1 3 3.0 0 3 0.1 0.3 3 0 0
Team Total 27.6 16 398 1594 20 43 4.0 99.6 24.9 627 413 5069 12.3 34 84 25.8 316.8 6663 54 18
Opp Total 16 445 1885 14 4.2 117.8 27.8 299 3547 11.9 21 18.7 221.7 5432 35 16

Kick & Punt Returns

Games Punt Returns Kick Returns
No. Player Age Pos G GS Ret Yds TD Lng Y/R Rt Yds TD Lng Y/Rt APYd
23 Pierre Thomas 24 KR/rb 15 5 31 793 0 88 25.6 1702
25 Reggie Bush 23 PR/RB 10 9 20 270 3 71 13.5 1114
15 Courtney Roby 25 5 0 19 472 0 62 24.8 472
16 Lance Moore 25 WR 16 6 6 40 0 11 6.7 1 36 0 36 36.0 1004
10 Skyler Green 24 2 0 4 133 0 60 33.3 133
18 Terrance Copper 26 5 0 2 35 0 18 17.5 35
27 Aaron Stecker 33 6 0 2 10 0 10 5.0 105
80 Mark Campbell 33 te 9 4 1 0 0 0 0.0 121
17 Robert Meachem 24 wr 14 3 1 9 0 9 9.0 318
86 Buck Ortega 27 te 11 1 1 8 0 8 8.0 11
Team Total 27.6 16 26 310 3 71 11.9 62 1496 0 88 24.1 8469
Opp Total 16 34 363 0 10.7 76 1827 1 24.0

Kicking & Punting

Games 0-19 20-29 30-39 40-49 50+ Scoring Punting
No. Player 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
5 Garrett Hartley 22 K 8 0 5 5 4 4 4 4 13 13 100.0%% 28 28 100.0%%
1 Martin Gramatica 33 k 5 0 3 3 5 2 2 1 10 6 60.0%% 16 16 100.0%%
7 Steve Weatherford 26 P 7 0 26 1094 61 0 42.1
4 Glenn Pakulak 28 p 8 0 24 1144 70 0 47.7
5 Taylor Mehlhaff 23 k 3 0 1 1 2 1 1 1 4 3 75.0%% 10 9 90.0%%
7 Ben Graham 35 p 1 0 3 126 44 0 42.0
Team Total 27.6 16 6 6 9 8 10 7 2 1 27 22 81.5%% 54 53 98.1%% 53 2364 70 0 44.6
Opp Total 16 39 34 87.2%% 37 37 100.0%% 66 2713 41.1

Defense & Fumbles

Games Def Interceptions Fumbles Sacks & Tackles
No. Player Age Pos G GS Sk Int Yds TD Lng PD FF Fmb FR Yds TD Tkl Ast Sfty
51 Jonathan Vilma 26 MLB 16 16 1.0 1 8 0 8 6 2 0 3 0 0 98 34
41 Roman Harper 26 SS 15 15 0 0 0 0 9 1 0 0 0 0 82 7
58 Scott Shanle 29 RLB 16 16 2.0 0 0 0 0 5 1 0 0 0 0 60 27
55 Scott Fujita 29 LLB 14 13 2 19 0 17 3 1 0 0 0 0 63 18
43 Kevin Kaesviharn 32 FS 11 11 2 13 0 13 4 49 15
91 Will Smith 27 RDE 16 16 3.0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 43 18
20 Randall Gay 26 LCB 14 13 1.0 0 0 0 0 15 48 4
28 Usama Young 23 db 15 2 2 3 0 3 8 0 0 1 7 0 42 8
29 Josh Bullocks 25 fs 16 6 1 23 0 23 6 1 0 0 0 0 34 7
71 Kendrick Clancy 30 NT 14 14 2.0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 1 0 0 26 8
94 Charles Grant 30 LDE 8 8 3.0 0 0 0 0 2 27 6 1
93 Bobby McCray 27 lde 16 8 6.0 1 0 0 0 0 25 4
98 Sedrick Ellis 23 RDT 13 13 4.0 0 0 0 0 5 20 10
42 Jason David 26 RCB 14 6 5 83 0 42 10 0 0 1 17 0 21 2
22 Tracy Porter 22 rcb 5 5 1.0 1 25 0 25 5 23 2
34 Mike McKenzie 32 lcb 7 6 1 14 0 14 3 21 1
97 Jeff Charleston 25 10 0 3.0 15 3
39 Chris Reis 25 15 0 1.0 1 0 0 0 0 12 2
54 Troy Evans 31 15 0 0 0 1 0 0 12 1
66 Brian Young 31 dt 8 3 1.0 1 0 0 0 0 11 2
50 Marvin Mitchell 24 15 0 0 0 1 0 0 8 2
24 Leigh Torrence 26 7 0 0 0 0 0 2 7 2
31 Aaron Glenn 36 db 4 1 0 0 0 0 1 7 1
21 Jason Craft 32 2 0 4 5
99 Hollis Thomas 34 dt 8 2 0 0 0 0 1 6 1
9 Drew Brees* 29 QB 16 16 0 6 2 -34 0 2 0
56 Jo-Lonn Dunbar 23 lb 15 2 0 0 0 0 2 4 3
86 Buck Ortega 27 te 11 1 5 1
23 Pierre Thomas 24 KR/rb 15 5 0 1 1 0 0 4 1
96 Antwan Lake 29 11 0 4 1
16 Lance Moore 25 WR 16 6 0 1 0 0 0 3 0
95 Josh Savage 28 3 0 2 3
19 Devery Henderson 26 WR 16 13 0 1 1 0 0 2 0
27 Aaron Stecker 33 6 0 3 0
92 Remi Ayodele 25 6 0 2 1
83 Billy Miller 31 te 15 5 0 0 1 0 0 2 0
76 Jonathan Goodwin 30 C 13 13 2 0
15 Courtney Roby 25 5 0 2 0
88 Jeremy Shockey 28 TE 12 11 0 2 0 0 0 1 0
7 Steve Weatherford 26 P 7 0 2 0
25 Reggie Bush 23 PR/RB 10 9 0 3 0 0 0
12 Marques Colston 25 wr 11 6 0 1 0 0 0 1 0
68 Matt Lehr 29 c 13 3 0 1 0 -11 0 1 0
36 Darian Barnes 28 4 0 1 0
70 Jammal Brown* 27 LT 15 15 1 0
80 Mark Campbell 33 te 9 4 1 0
73 Jahri Evans 25 RG 16 16 1 0
17 Robert Meachem 24 wr 14 3 1 0
77 Carl Nicks 23 LG 16 13 1 0
4 Glenn Pakulak 28 p 8 0 1 0
10 Skyler Green 24 2 0 0 1 0 0 0
21 Terrence Holt 28 2 0 0 1
44 Mike Karney 27 FB 12 8 0 0 1 0 0
26 Deuce McAllister 30 rb 13 6 0 0 1 0 0
33 Olaniyi Sobomehin 24 1 0 0 1 0 0 0
Team Total 27.6 16 28.0 15 188 0 42 91 10 18 15 -21 0 813 200 1
Opp Total 16 13 16 9 1

Scoring Summary

No. Player Age Pos G GS RshTD RecTD PR TD KR TD FblTD IntTD OthTD AllTD 2PM XPM FGM Sfty Pts Pts/G
23 Pierre Thomas 24 KR/rb 15 5 9 3 12 72
5 Garrett Hartley 22 K 8 0 28 13 67
16 Lance Moore 25 WR 16 6 10 10 60
25 Reggie Bush 23 PR/RB 10 9 2 4 3 9 54
26 Deuce McAllister 30 rb 13 6 5 1 6 36
1 Martin Gramatica 33 k 5 0 16 6 34
12 Marques Colston 25 wr 11 6 5 5 30
17 Robert Meachem 24 wr 14 3 1 3 4 24
19 Devery Henderson 26 WR 16 13 3 3 18
5 Taylor Mehlhaff 23 k 3 0 9 3 18
80 Mark Campbell 33 te 9 4 2 2 12
44 Mike Karney 27 FB 12 8 2 2 12
40 Mike Bell 25 4 0 1 1 6
83 Billy Miller 31 te 15 5 1 1 6
81 David Patten 34 wr 5 3 1 1 6
27 Aaron Stecker 33 6 0 1 1 6
94 Charles Grant 30 LDE 8 8 1 2
Team Total 27.6 16 20 34 3 57 53 22 1 463
Opp Total 16 14 21 1 2 2 4 37 34 1 393