18 Facts About The New Orleans Saints

1. The New Orleans Saints have a developing rivalry with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, who have been part of the NFC South with the Saints since 2002.

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2. In 2012, The New Orleans Saints wore black pants 12 times and wore gold pants 4 times.

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3. Since 2008, The New Orleans Saints have worn white jerseys at home for preseason games and early regular season home games.

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4. The New Orleans Saints punted to the Rams' Az-Zahir Hakim, who fumbled the punt deep in Rams' territory.

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5. The New Orleans Saints switched to white pants in 1975, coinciding with the team's move from Tulane Stadium to the Superdome, and have worn white at home numerous times since then.

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6. The New Orleans Saints were fined $500,000 and had to forfeit their second round draft picks in 2012 and 2013 respectively.

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7. The New Orleans Saints had two scores, both coming against the Carolina Panthers and led all rookies in tackles.

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8. The New Orleans Saints had strong play from their 2015 draft class.

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9. The New Orleans Saints lost Saturday, January 14, 2012 in the Divisional round in the playoffs against the San Francisco 49ers in Candlestick Park.

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10. The New Orleans Saints won the NFC South title on December 26 and ended the 2011 season as the third seed in the NFC.

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11. The New Orleans Saints would face the Seattle Seahawks for the wild-card opener at Qwest Field.

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12. The New Orleans Saints became the first team to win a Super Bowl after losing its last three regular season games.

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13. The New Orleans Saints announced that for the second year in a row, the Louisiana Superdome had sold out every ticket for the season.

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14. On March 23, The New Orleans Saints announced that the team's two 2006 preseason games were to be played at Shreveport, Louisiana, and Jackson, Mississippi.

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15. On March 14, 2006, The New Orleans Saints signed former San Diego Chargers quarterback Drew Brees to a 6-year, $60 million deal.

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16. On January 17, 2006, The New Orleans Saints hired Sean Payton as their new head coach.

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17. In 1980, The New Orleans Saints lost their first 14 games, prompting local sportscaster Bernard "Buddy D" Diliberto to advise Saints supporters to wear paper bags over their heads at the team's home games; many bags rendered the club's name as the "'Aints" rather than the "Saints.

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18. The New Orleans Saints had an idea the team was going to need all the help it could get.

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