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2009 New Orleans Saints

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13-3-0, Finished 1st in NFC South Division  · 2009 NFL Season Summary
 SRS: Total 10.8, Offense: 11.2, Defense: -0.5, SoS: 0.2, avg is 0.0.

Scored 510 points (31.9/g), 1st of 32 in the NFL. Allowed 341 points (21.3/g), 20th.
 Differential of 169 points (10.6/g), 1st.  Expected W-L: 11.6-4.4.

Coach: Sean Payton (13-3-0)
 Offensive Coordinator: Pete Carmichael
 Defensive Coordinator: Gregg Williams
 Other Notable Asst.: Dennis Allen (Secondary)

Stadium: Louisiana Superdome
 Training Camp: River Ridge Playing Fields (Oxnard, California)


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 510 6461 1032 6.3 28 16 18 348 378 544 4355 34 12 7.7 215 468 2106 21 4.5 115 185 41.6 13.5 Own 31.4 2:44 5.73 34.9 2.44
Team Defense 341 5724 1044 5.5 39 13 24 310 330 574 3769 15 26 6.2 175 435 1955 19 4.5 111 194 31.4 12.9 Own 28.5 2:25 5.5 29.5 1.64
Lg Rank Offense 1 1 16 29 2 15 4 1 6 2 7 6 3 7 3 17 26 12 13 3 2
Lg Rank Defense 20 25 2 6 22 27 26 5 3 20 17 21 28 26 17 3 21 4 19 20 15

Team Games & Schedule

Week Day Date OT Rec Opp Tm Opp 1stD TotYd PassY RushY TO 1stD TotYd PassY RushY TO
1 Sun September 13 boxscore W 1-0 Detroit Lions 45 27 28 515 358 157 3 14 231 198 33 3
2 Sun September 20 boxscore W 2-0 @ Philadelphia Eagles 48 22 23 421 288 133 1 23 463 384 79 4
3 Sun September 27 boxscore W 3-0 @ Buffalo Bills 27 7 21 378 156 222 1 13 243 154 89 2
4 Sun October 4 boxscore W 4-0 New York Jets 24 10 18 343 190 153 1 14 244 112 132 4
5 Bye Week
6 Sun October 18 boxscore W 5-0 New York Giants 48 27 28 493 369 124 17 325 241 84 2
7 Sun October 25 boxscore W 6-0 @ Miami Dolphins 46 34 22 414 276 138 4 17 334 197 137 3
8 Mon November 2 boxscore W 7-0 Atlanta Falcons 35 27 23 437 291 146 4 21 442 281 161 3
9 Sun November 8 boxscore W 8-0 Carolina Panthers 30 20 18 414 330 84 2 21 371 189 182 3
10 Sun November 15 boxscore W 9-0 @ St. Louis Rams 28 23 19 420 217 203 3 23 434 293 141 1
11 Sun November 22 boxscore W 10-0 @ Tampa Bay Buccaneers 38 7 21 370 187 183 14 219 100 119 4
12 Mon November 30 boxscore W 11-0 New England Patriots 38 17 18 480 367 113 1 23 366 244 122 3
13 Sun December 6 boxscore W OT 12-0 @ Washington Redskins 33 30 25 463 408 55 1 28 455 367 88 4
14 Sun December 13 boxscore W 13-0 @ Atlanta Falcons 26 23 24 391 296 95 19 392 303 89 1
15 Sat December 19 boxscore L 13-1 Dallas Cowboys 17 24 23 336 271 65 3 24 439 294 145
16 Sun December 27 boxscore L OT 13-2 Tampa Bay Buccaneers 17 20 23 373 249 124 1 24 439 263 176 2
17 Sun January 3 boxscore L 13-3 @ Carolina Panthers 10 23 14 213 102 111 3 15 327 149 178
Playoffs
Division Sat January 16 boxscore W 14-3 Arizona Cardinals 45 14 27 418 247 171 15 359 258 101 2
ConfChamp Sun January 24 boxscore W OT 15-3 Minnesota Vikings 31 28 15 257 189 68 1 31 475 310 165 5
SuperBowl Sun February 7 boxscore W 16-3 N Indianapolis Colts 31 17 20 332 281 51 23 432 333 99 1

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* 30 QB 15 15 13-2-0 363 514 70.6 4388 34 6.6 11 2.1 75 8.5 8.9 12.1 292.5 109.6 79.72 20 135 7.96 8.31 3.7 3 6
11 Mark Brunell 39 qb 16 1 0-1-0 15 30 50.0 102 0 0.0 1 3.3 18 3.4 1.9 6.8 6.4 44.0 4.09 0 0 3.40 1.90 0.0
Team Total 27.7 16 13-3-0 378 544 69.5 4490 34 6.3 12 2.2 75 8.3 8.5 11.9 280.6 106.0 20 135 7.72 7.97 3.5 3 6
Opp Total 16 330 574 57.5 3961 15 2.6 26 4.5 6.9 5.39 12.0 247.6 68.6 35 192 6.2 4.8 5.7

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
21 Mike Bell 26 rb 13 3 172 654 5 35 3.8 50.3 13.2 4 12 3.0 0 9 0.3 0.9 666 5 2
23 Pierre Thomas 25 rb 14 6 147 793 6 34 5.4 56.6 10.5 39 302 7.7 2 36 2.8 21.6 1095 8 2
25 Reggie Bush 24 PR/RB 14 8 70 390 5 55 5.6 27.9 5.0 47 335 7.1 3 29 3.4 23.9 725 8 4
30 Lynell Hamilton 24 rb 9 1 35 125 2 19 3.6 13.9 3.9 5 48 9.6 0 16 0.6 5.3 173 2 0
9 Drew Brees* 30 QB 15 15 22 33 2 10 1.5 2.2 1.5 1 -4 -4.0 0 -4 0.1 -0.3 29 2 10
17 Robert Meachem 25 wr 16 7 6 82 0 41 13.7 5.1 0.4 45 722 16.0 9 54 2.8 45.1 804 9 2
44 Heath Evans 31 rb 6 5 5 16 1 6 3.2 2.7 0.8 10 70 7.0 2 13 1.7 11.7 86 3 0
19 Devery Henderson 27 WR 16 11 4 13 0 13 3.3 0.8 0.3 51 804 15.8 2 75 3.2 50.3 817 2 0
11 Mark Brunell 39 qb 16 1 4 -12 0 -1 -3.0 -0.8 0.3 -12 0 0
36 Kyle Eckel 28 rb 7 2 2 6 0 7 3.0 0.9 0.3 2 14 7.0 0 8 0.3 2.0 20 0 0
12 Marques Colston 26 WR 16 14 1 6 0 6 6.0 0.4 0.1 70 1074 15.3 9 68 4.4 67.1 1080 9 2
88 Jeremy Shockey 29 TE 13 12 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 48 569 11.9 3 66 3.7 43.8 569 3 0
85 David Thomas 26 te 15 8 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 35 356 10.2 1 37 2.3 23.7 356 1 0
16 Lance Moore 26 7 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 14 153 10.9 2 22 2.0 21.9 153 2 0
80 Darnell Dinkins 32 te 11 3 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 5 22 4.4 1 8 0.5 2.0 22 1 0
84 Tory Humphrey 26 1 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 1 7 7.0 0 7 1.0 7.0 7 0 0
15 Courtney Roby 26 KR 15 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 1 6 6.0 0 6 0.1 0.4 6 0 2
Team Total 27.7 16 468 2106 21 55 4.5 131.6 29.3 378 4490 11.9 34 75 23.6 280.6 6596 55 25
Opp Total 16 435 1955 19 4.5 122.2 27.2 330 3769 11.4 15 20.6 235.6 5724 34 18

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
15 Courtney Roby 26 KR 15 0 42 1154 1 97 27.5 1160
25 Reggie Bush 24 PR/RB 14 8 27 130 0 23 4.8 855
17 Robert Meachem 25 wr 16 7 6 148 0 42 24.7 952
19 Devery Henderson 27 WR 16 11 4 16 0 11 4.0 833
30 Lynell Hamilton 24 rb 9 1 3 15 0 15 5.0 188
21 Mike Bell 26 rb 13 3 2 45 0 28 22.5 711
97 Jeff Charleston 26 16 0 2 11 0 11 5.5 11
80 Darnell Dinkins 32 te 11 3 1 1 0 1 1.0 23
16 Lance Moore 26 7 0 1 0 0 0 0.0 153
42 Darren Sharper*+ 34 FS 14 14 1 6 0 6 6.0 6
23 Pierre Thomas 25 rb 14 6 1 19 0 19 19.0 1114
Team Total 27.7 16 33 152 0 23 4.6 57 1393 1 97 24.4 8141
Opp Total 16 25 358 1 14.3 74 1813 0 24.5

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
3 John Carney 45 K 11 0 6 6 8 5 3 2 17 13 76.5% 52 50 96.2%
6 Thomas Morstead 23 P 16 0 58 2528 60 0 43.6
5 Garrett Hartley 23 k 5 0 1 1 3 3 6 5 1 11 9 81.8% 11 10 90.9%
Team Total 27.7 16 1 1 9 9 14 10 3 2 1 28 22 78.6% 63 60 95.2% 58 2528 60 0 43.6
Opp Total 16 32 27 84.4% 36 36 100.0% 71 3053 43.0

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
51 Jonathan Vilma* 27 MLB 15 15 2.0 3 25 0 11 8 87 23
41 Roman Harper* 27 SS 16 16 1.5 0 0 0 0 5 2 0 0 0 0 84 18
42 Darren Sharper*+ 34 FS 14 14 0.5 9 376 3 99 15 51 20
58 Scott Shanle 30 RLB 14 14 2 16 0 13 3 0 0 2 12 0 57 12
22 Tracy Porter 23 RCB 12 11 4 72 1 54 12 2 0 0 0 0 48 9
55 Scott Fujita 30 LLB 11 10 1.0 0 0 0 0 2 2 0 0 0 0 43 15
91 Will Smith 28 RDE 16 16 13.0 1 0 0 0 3 3 0 0 0 0 36 13
27 Malcolm Jenkins 22 rcb 14 6 1 14 0 14 4 2 0 1 0 0 41 6
32 Jabari Greer 27 LCB 9 8 2 59 1 48 13 41 3
69 Anthony Hargrove 26 rdt 16 6 5.0 0 0 0 0 3 1 0 3 1 1 32 10
94 Charles Grant 31 LDE 16 16 5.5 0 0 0 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 31 13
20 Randall Gay 27 lcb 14 7 1.0 1 25 0 25 5 32 5
98 Sedrick Ellis 24 RDT 10 10 2.0 0 0 0 0 2 0 1 1 7 0 26 8
31 Pierson Prioleau 32 db 16 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 26 3
54 Troy Evans 32 lb 16 2 0 0 0 0 1 25 4
92 Remi Ayodele 26 LDT 15 13 1.5 0 0 1 0 0 18 12
50 Marvin Mitchell 25 lb 14 2 23 4
39 Chris Reis 26 db 15 1 1 33 0 33 1 0 0 1 0 0 14 3
90 DeMario Pressley 24 7 0 15 0
15 Courtney Roby 26 KR 15 0 0 2 0 0 0 13 0
52 Jonathan Casillas 22 lb 11 2 8 9
93 Bobby McCray 28 16 0 1.5 0 0 0 0 1 8 4
56 Jo-Lonn Dunbar 24 lb 9 3 7 7
34 Mike McKenzie 33 db 5 2 1 8 0 8 4 8 3
24 Leigh Torrence 27 5 0 0.5 9 1
97 Jeff Charleston 26 16 0 8 2
28 Usama Young 24 db 12 1 1 24 0 24 1 0 0 1 0 0 6 2
9 Drew Brees* 30 QB 15 15 0 10 2 0 0
29 Chris McAlister 32 2 0 1 0 1 0 0 4 0
25 Reggie Bush 24 PR/RB 14 8 0 4 2 0 0 1 0
30 Lynell Hamilton 24 rb 9 1 4 0
17 Robert Meachem 25 wr 16 7 1 2 1 44 1 2 0
21 Mike Bell 26 rb 13 3 0 2 0 0 0 2 0
73 Jahri Evans*+ 26 rg 16 16 3 0
19 Devery Henderson 27 WR 16 11 3 0
12 Marques Colston 26 WR 16 14 0 2 0 0 0 1 0
23 Pierre Thomas 25 rb 14 6 0 2 0 0 0 1 0
59 Anthony Waters 25 3 0 2 0
71 Kendrick Clancy 31 2 0 1 1
57 Jason Kyle 37 16 0 1 1
88 Jeremy Shockey 29 TE 13 12 0 0 1 0 0 1 0
84 Tory Humphrey 26 1 0 1 0
95 Rodney Leisle 28 1 0 1 0
16 Lance Moore 26 7 0 1 0
64 Zach Strief 26 g 16 2 1 0
85 David Thomas 26 te 15 8 1 0
76 Jonathan Goodwin* 31 C 16 16 0 0 1 0 0
Team Total 27.7 16 35.0 26 652 5 99 86 15 25 19 64 2 828 211
Opp Total 16 20 18 5 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
3 John Carney 45 K 11 0 50 13 89
17 Robert Meachem 25 wr 16 7 9 1 10 60
12 Marques Colston 26 WR 16 14 9 9 54
25 Reggie Bush 24 PR/RB 14 8 5 3 8 48
23 Pierre Thomas 25 rb 14 6 6 2 8 48
5 Garrett Hartley 23 k 5 0 10 9 37
21 Mike Bell 26 rb 13 3 5 5 30
44 Heath Evans 31 rb 6 5 1 2 3 18
42 Darren Sharper*+ 34 FS 14 14 3 3 18
88 Jeremy Shockey 29 TE 13 12 3 3 18
9 Drew Brees* 30 QB 15 15 2 2 12
30 Lynell Hamilton 24 rb 9 1 2 2 12
19 Devery Henderson 27 WR 16 11 2 2 12
16 Lance Moore 26 7 0 2 2 12
92 Remi Ayodele 26 LDT 15 13 1 1 6
80 Darnell Dinkins 32 te 11 3 1 1 6
32 Jabari Greer 27 LCB 9 8 1 1 6
69 Anthony Hargrove 26 rdt 16 6 1 1 6
22 Tracy Porter 23 RCB 12 11 1 1 6
15 Courtney Roby 26 KR 15 0 1 1 6
85 David Thomas 26 te 15 8 1 1 6
Team Total 27.7 16 21 34 1 2 5 1 64 60 22 510
Opp Total 16 19 15 1 2 36 27 1 341