2013 New Orleans Saints Season
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2013 New Orleans Saints Season
2013 New Orleans Saints season
Head coachSean Payton
General managerMickey Loomis
OwnerTom Benson
Home fieldMercedes-Benz Superdome
Results
Record11-5
Division place2nd NFC South
Playoff finishWon Wild Card Playoffs (at Eagles) 26-24
Lost Divisional Playoffs (at Seahawks) 15-23
Pro BowlersDrew Brees (QB)
Jahri Evans (G)
Jimmy Graham (TE)
Cameron Jordan (DE)
AP All-ProsJimmy Graham (1st team)
Jahri Evans (2nd team)
Uniform
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The 2013 New Orleans Saints season was the franchise's 47th season in the National Football League and the 38th to host games at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome. It also marked the seventh season under head coach Sean Payton, who returned to the team after serving a one-year suspension for his involvement in the team's 2012 bounty scandal.

The Saints improved their 7-9 record from last season, going 11-5 and making the playoffs as the six-seed. They earned the franchise's first-ever road postseason victory, with a 26-24 win over the Philadelphia Eagles in the Wild Card round, ending the drought at 0-5. However, the Saints were eliminated by the eventual Super Bowl champion Seattle Seahawks in the Divisional round, by a score of 23-15. The 2013 season was also the second time in three years the Saints went 8-0 at home.

Offseason

Signings

Pos. Player 2012 Team Contract
CB Keenan Lewis Pittsburgh Steelers 5 years, $25.5 million
TE Benjamin Watson Cleveland Browns 3 years, $4.9 million
LB Victor Butler Dallas Cowboys 2 years, $3 million
DE Kenyon Coleman Dallas Cowboys 1 year, $1 million
CB Chris Carr San Diego Chargers 1 year, $840,000
QB Luke McCown Atlanta Falcons 1 year, $840,000
OT Jason Smith New York Jets 1 year, $780,000
WR Robert Meachem San Diego Chargers 1 year, $715,000

Re-Signings

Pos. Player Contract
WR Courtney Roby 1 year, $905,000
LB Will Herring 1 year, $765,000
OLB Ramon Humber 1 year, $740,000

Departures

2013 draft class

Notes The Saints did not have selections in the second, fourth, or seventh rounds. They forfeited their second-round selection as part of the punishment for the team's 2012 bounty scandal. They acquired the No. 82 selection in a trade that sent two fourth-round selections, Nos. 106 and 109 overall, to the Miami Dolphins. The No. 106 selection had been acquired in a trade that sent running back Chris Ivory to the New York Jets. The Saints traded their seventh-round selection to the Seattle Seahawks in exchange for linebacker Barrett Ruud.

Staff

Final roster

Preseason

Week Date Opponent Result Record Game site NFL.com
recap
1 August 9 Kansas City Chiefs W 17-13 1-0 Mercedes-Benz Superdome Recap
2 August 16 Oakland Raiders W 28-20 2-0 Mercedes-Benz Superdome Recap
3 August 25 at Houston Texans W 31-23 3-0 Reliant Stadium Recap
4 August 29 at Miami Dolphins L 21-24 3-1 Sun Life Stadium Recap

Regular season

Schedule

Week Date Opponent Result Record Game site NFL.com
recap
1 September 8 Atlanta Falcons W 23-17 1-0 Mercedes-Benz Superdome Recap
2 September 15 at Tampa Bay Buccaneers W 16-14 2-0 Raymond James Stadium Recap
3 September 22 Arizona Cardinals W 31-7 3-0 Mercedes-Benz Superdome Recap
4 September 30 Miami Dolphins W 38-17 4-0 Mercedes-Benz Superdome Recap
5 October 6 at Chicago Bears W 26-18 5-0 Soldier Field Recap
6 October 13 at New England Patriots L 27-30 5-1 Gillette Stadium Recap
7 Bye
8 October 27 Buffalo Bills W 35-17 6-1 Mercedes-Benz Superdome Recap
9 November 3 at New York Jets L 20-26 6-2 MetLife Stadium Recap
10 November 10 Dallas Cowboys W 49-17 7-2 Mercedes-Benz Superdome Recap
11 November 17 San Francisco 49ers W 23-20 8-2 Mercedes-Benz Superdome Recap
12 November 21 at Atlanta Falcons W 17-13 9-2 Georgia Dome Recap
13 December 2 at Seattle Seahawks L 7-34 9-3 CenturyLink Field Recap
14 December 8 Carolina Panthers W 31-13 10-3 Mercedes-Benz Superdome Recap
15 December 15 at St. Louis Rams L 16-27 10-4 Edward Jones Dome Recap
16 December 22 at Carolina Panthers L 13-17 10-5 Bank of America Stadium Recap
17 December 29 Tampa Bay Buccaneers W 42-17 11-5 Mercedes-Benz Superdome Recap
Note: Intra-division opponents are in bold text.

Game summaries

Week 1: vs. Atlanta Falcons

Week 2: at Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Week 3: vs. Arizona Cardinals

Week 4: vs. Miami Dolphins

Week 5: at Chicago Bears

Week 6: at New England Patriots

Week 8: vs. Buffalo Bills

Week 9: at New York Jets

Week 10: vs. Dallas Cowboys

Week 11: vs. San Francisco 49ers

Week 12: at Atlanta Falcons

Week 13: at Seattle Seahawks

Week 14: vs. Carolina Panthers

Week 15: at St. Louis Rams

Week 16: at Carolina Panthers

Week 17: vs. Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Standings

Division

NFC South
W L T PCT DIV CONF PF PA STK
(2)Carolina Panthers 12 4 0 .750 5-1 9-3 366 241 W3
(6)New Orleans Saints 11 5 0 .688 5-1 9-3 414 304 W1
Atlanta Falcons 4 12 0 .250 1-5 3-9 353 443 L2
Tampa Bay Buccaneers 4 12 0 .250 1-5 2-10 288 389 L3

Conference

# Team Division W L T PCT DIV CONF SOS SOV STK
Division winners
1 Seattle Seahawks West 13 3 0 .813 4-2 10-2 0.490 0.445 W1
2 Carolina Panthers South 12 4 0 .750 5-1 9-3 0.494 0.451 W3
3 Philadelphia Eagles East 10 6 0 .625 4-2 9-3 0.453 0.391 W2
4 Green Bay Packers North 8 7 1 .531 3-2-1 6-5-1 0.453 0.371 W1
Wild cards
5 San Francisco 49ers West 12 4 0 .750 5-1 9-3 0.494 0.414 W6
6 New Orleans Saints South 11 5 0 .688 5-1 9-3 0.516 0.455 W1
Did not qualify for the playoffs
7 Arizona Cardinals West 10 6 0 .625 2-4 6-6 0.531 0.444 L1
8[a] Chicago Bears North 8 8 0 .500 2-4 4-8 0.465 0.469 L2
9 Dallas Cowboys East 8 8 0 .500 5-1 7-5 0.484 0.363 L1
10[b][c] New York Giants East 7 9 0 .438 3-3 6-6 0.520 0.366 W2
11[d] Detroit Lions North 7 9 0 .438 4-2 6-6 0.457 0.402 L4
12 St. Louis Rams West 7 9 0 .438 1-5 4-8 0.551 0.446 L1
13 Minnesota Vikings North 5 10 1 .344 2-3-1 4-7-1 0.512 0.450 W1
14[e] Atlanta Falcons South 4 12 0 .250 1-5 3-9 0.553 0.313 L2
15 Tampa Bay Buccaneers South 4 12 0 .250 1-5 2-10 0.574 0.391 L3
16 Washington Redskins East 3 13 0 .188 0-6 1-11 0.516 0.438 L8
Tiebreakers[f]
  1. ^ Chicago defeated Dallas head-to-head (Week 14, 45-28).
  2. ^ The New York Giants and Detroit finished with a better conference record than St. Louis.
  3. ^ The New York Giants defeated Detroit head-to-head (Week 16, 23-20 (OT)).
  4. ^ Detroit finished with a better conference record than St. Louis.
  5. ^ Atlanta finished with a better conference record than Tampa Bay.
  6. ^ When breaking ties for three or more teams under the NFL's rules, they are first broken within divisions, then comparing only the highest ranked remaining team from each division.

Postseason

Schedule

Playoff round Date Opponent Result Record Game site NFL.com
recap
Wild Card January 4, 2014 at Philadelphia Eagles (3) W 26-24 1-0 Lincoln Financial Field Recap
Divisional January 11, 2014 at Seattle Seahawks (1) L 15-23 1-1 CenturyLink Field Recap

Game summaries

NFC Wild Card Round: at #3 Philadelphia Eagles

NFC Divisional Round: at #1 Seattle Seahawks

References

  1. ^ "2013 Conference Standings". NFL.com. Retrieved 2013.
  2. ^ "2013 NFL playoff picture". CBS Sports. Retrieved 2013.

External links


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