In January of 2006, just months after the devastating category 5 storm ravished the city, newly hired head coach Sean Payton began to rebuild the Saints team, as the city’s residents rebuilt their lives.
Since that time the Saints have emerged as one of the leagues elite teams. In his debut season he brought a team that had failed to make the playoffs in 6 consecutive seasons, and was 3-13 the previous year, all the way to a conference championship game.
Two short years later he brought the ultimate prize home to New Orleans, winning Superbowl XLIV, ending 4 decades of shame for the team and it’s city.
This season the Saints look to be on track for another playoff berth. Currently leading the NFC South with a record of 4-1, Drew Brees and the New Orleans offense have rolled up big numbers in the first quarter of the season.
The teams sole loss came in week 1 against defending champs the Green Bay Packers.