How many Super Bowls have the New Orleans Saints won?

QB Drew Brees rewarded with the title of Most Valuable Player for completing 32 out of 39 passes for 288 yards and two touchdowns, in 2010.


How many Super Bowls have the New Orleans Saints won?

New Orleans Saints (Via Denver Post)

New Orleans Saints is an American professional football team that is an expansion franchise based in New Orleans. It’s a part of the National Football Conference (NFC) established in 1967. The initial year for the team was quite tough in the NFL as they lost 11 out of their 14 games.

Oddly for them, the Saints suffered continued futility for two decades, until finally, they posted their first-ever winning season. During their decades, the team had two notable players, one of whom was Archie Manning, the father of the prominent Manning brothers —Peyton and Eli, and Tom Dempsey. Archie still remains to be one of the most prominent quarterbacks in franchise history, from the period of 1971 to 1982. Dempsey established the NFL record of 63-yard game-winning field record in 1970.

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The first winning season for the Saints came in 1987, led by quarterback Bobby Hebert and defense starring linebackers Sam Mills and Rickey Jackson. They together led a 12-3 record and debuted in the playoffs. However, they ended up losing to the Minnesota Vikings.

The following year, in 1998, they again set up a winning record but again faced a setback in the postseason. In 1990, they again reached the playoffs, they established a streak of three consecutive playoff berths.

New Orleans Saints Super Bowl victory
New Orleans Saints Super Bowl victory (Via IMBd)

A decade later, as 2000 approached, the Saints finally qualified for the postseason after a surprising victory over the reigning Super Bowl champion St. Louis Rams, which marked their first playoff victory.

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With a potent offense led by QB Drew Brees, the Saints defeated the Philadelphia Eagles in the postseason, paving their way to the team’s first NFC championship game, however, they lost to the Chicago Bears. In 2009, they qualified for the playoffs and set a record of 13 wins — the highest-seeded team in the NFC. After defeating the Arizona Cardinals and Vikings, the Saints reached their first-ever Super Bowl appearance, where they scored a startling victory over the Indianapolis Colts and brought home the trophy of Super Bowl XLIV.

How many Super Bowl wins do the New Orleans Saints have?

From their establishing year in 1967 to date, the New Orleans Saints have only one Super Bowl victory. That was the only appearance as well, in 2010. After a stellar season in 2009, the team won Super Bowl XLIV defeating the Colts by 31-17. The details of their first Super Bowl victory are as follows:

2010: Super Bowl XLIV

Back in 2009, with a stout offense led by quarterback Drew Brees, the New Orleans Saints set up a winning record of 13 wins in a regular season, as they reached their first-ever Super Bowl appearance. The team then went on to defeat the Cardinals and Vikings in the NFC championship, paving their way to the Super Bowl.

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Drew Brees holding Super Bowl trophy
Drew Brees holding Super Bowl trophy (Via New York Times)

In the second half of the game, the Saints attempted and successfully recovered an onside kick, as they took the 13-10 lead. The opponents, the Colts took the lead at 17-13 before they received 18 unanswered points from the Saints, including Tracy Porter’s 74-yard interception return for a touchdown.

Quarterback Brees recorded completing 32 out of 39 passes for 288 yards and two touchdowns. He was rewarded with the title of Most Valuable Player. Since then, the Saints haven’t been able to reach that level again.

How many Super Bowl appearances do the New Orleans Saints have?

The New Orleans Saints have so far only one Super Bowl appearance, in 2010, that was their only victory as well. After being ineffective for around two decades, the Saints had their first-ever playoff appearance and since then, they only had one Super Bowl appearance.

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The Saints made the appearance with a 13-3 record and defeated the Cardinals and Vikings. Then they faced off against the Colts, held at the Hard Rock Stadium in Florida. They overturned the Colts’ 17-13 lead with 18 unanswered points.

Saints vs Colts, 2010
Saints vs Colts, 2010 (Via X)

FAQs

How many Super Bowl victories do the New Orleans Saints have?

The Saints have so far only one Super Bowl victory, which was in 2010 against the Colts, which was also their only appearance.

What teams did the New Orleans Saints face in the Super Bowl?

The New Orleans Saints have played against the Indianapolis Colts in the Super Bowl XLIV.

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Where is the home stadium of New Orleans Saints?

The home stadium of the New Orleans Saints is Caesars Superdome, located in the Central Business District of New Orleans, Louisiana.

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