New Orleans Saints: 8 things preview


2016-17 look back

The New Orleans Saints went 7-9, finishing 3rd in the NFC South.

returning stars

Drew Brees is back again for the Saints, returning his 5000:7 perpetual passing yards-to-wins ratio.

key losses

Leading receiver Brandin Cooks is gone, and the Saints lost two defensive starters in safety Jairus Byrd and defensive lineman John Jenks. In a huge blow to New Orleans, the rest of their defense returns.

key additions

Running back Adrian Peterson, Luke Kuechly stunt double AJ Klein, and the always-reliable Ted Ginn.

draft night

Offensive tackle Ryan Ramczyk (1st round) and safety Marcus Williams (1st round)

how’d they do against us?
  • vs. Panthers – W, 41-38
  • at Panthers – W, 31-24
Famous fan

Two-time Academy Award winner Hilary Swank who was phenomenal in Boys Don’t Cry playing a male role. Kind of the opposite Saints’ linebacker Manti Te’o’s long-distance college girlfriend, who was played by a male. RIP.

MIAMI GARDENS, FL – FEBRUARY 07: Actress Hilary Swank (L) and musician Harry Connick, Jr. attend Super Bowl XLIV at Sun Life Stadium on February 7, 2010 in Miami Gardens, Florida. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/WireImage)

2017-18 outlook