Considering the explosive fashion in which the franchise burst on to the scene, it certainly took a long time for the New Orleans Saints to enjoy any legitimate success. Following a 5-1 showing in the 1967 preseason, the expansion Saints opened their first NFL regular season with a bang, John Gilliam gathering in the opening kickoff from the Los Angeles Rams and running it back 94 yards for a touchdown. The Rams recovered to win 27-13, setting a tone for what lay ahead.
The Saints started their inaugural season 0-7 and finished 3-11. They wouldn't enjoy a winning season until 1987, the same year that they made their first playoff appearance.
Who Does New Orleans Saints Play Next
Below you'll find all the information on the New Orleans Saints' next game, including start times and opponents, in addition to the overs, unders, moneylines and spreads.
Try to visit this page on multiple occasions, regardless of whether you place your bet early or not. NFL game lines tend to change regularly.
If you already placed a bet and noticed a significant adjustment in the lines that compromises your wager, you'll have the option of trying to lay down another play elsewhere, on a different team, in an attempt to recoup your losses.
If you haven't already submitted a bet by the time changes come in, you'll have the luxury of adjusting your scope, and can thus bet on or against the Saints using the most up to date information.
New Orleans Saints Game Schedule
You can check out the New Orleans Saints' game schedule here. Keeping this page in your researching arsenal remains a great way to plan ahead.
Looking back at past scores and the outcomes of previous games will tell you which types of opponents the Saints struggle or thrive against.
Are they better covering the spread at home or on the road? What's their record against really good offensive teams compared to their record versus upper tier defensive squads? Have they remained consistently excellent over plays, or are they, for some reason, now under candidates?
Keep track of the answers to these questions, updating them as the season goes along, and you'll be able to apply the information to all future matchups.
New Orleans Saints Standings Today
All midseason futures bettors should make it a point to research the heck out of the New Orleans Saints' place in the standings.
If their record slots them near the top of the NFC South, you view them as divisional plays. And if it also stations them near the top of the NFC or NFL, you should use them as everything futures.
If their record pales in comparision to other good teams, you know to holster all potential big picture plays.
How To Make Money Betting On New Orleans Saints
One thing the Saints have is a tradition of great quarterbacks. Their first starting quarterback was Billy Kilmer, who would lead the Washington Redskins to a berth in Super Bowl VII. Their most famous quarterback was Archie Manning, a legend during the Saints' dreadful years as much for the punishment he absorbed and the rationale that he was able to give a very poor team a chance to win. But Manning is best known as a sire, the father of Peyton and Eli, two quarterabacks who would go on to win multiple Super Bowl titles.
The best quarterback the Saints have ever suited up is Drew Brees. Signed as a free agent, Brees developed into a perennial contender for the NFL lead in passing yardage and touchdown passes and in the 200-10 NFL season, led the Saints to their first Super Bowl, a 31-17 victory in Super Bowl XLIV, earned at the expense of the Indianapolis Colts and Archie's son Peyton Manning.