What is 2013 new orleans saints season?

The 2013 season was the New Orleans Saints' 47th in the National Football League and their 38th playing home 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 sixth 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.



Pos.Player2012 TeamContract
CBKeenan LewisPittsburgh Steelers5 years, $25.5 million
TEBenjamin WatsonCleveland Browns3 years, $4.9 million
LBVictor ButlerDallas Cowboys2 years, $3 million
DEKenyon ColemanDallas Cowboys1 year, $1 million
CBChris CarrSan Diego Chargers1 year, $840,000
QBLuke McCownAtlanta Falcons1 year, $840,000
OTJason SmithNew York Jets1 year, $780,000
WRRobert MeachemSan Diego Chargers1 year, $715,000


WRCourtney Roby1 year, $905,000
LBWill Herring1 year, $765,000
OLBRamon Humber1 year, $740,000


Pos.Player2013 Team
OTJermon BushrodChicago Bears
QBChase DanielKansas City Chiefs
LBJonathan CasillasTampa Bay Buccaneers
SJim LeonhardBuffalo Bills
CBElbert MackHouston Texans
QBSeneca WallaceSan Francisco 49ers
WRSteve Breaston
LBScott Shanle

2013 draft class

1 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.


Final roster


1August 9Kansas City ChiefsW 17–131–0Mercedes-Benz SuperdomeRecap
2August 16Oakland RaidersW 28–202–0Mercedes-Benz SuperdomeRecap
3August 25at Houston TexansW31–233–0Reliant StadiumRecap
4August 29at Miami DolphinsL 21–243–1Sun Life StadiumRecap

Regular season


<table> <thead> <tr class="header"> <th><p>Week</p></th> <th><p>Date</p></th> <th><p>Opponent</p></th> <th><p>Result</p></th> <th><p>Record</p></th> <th><p>Venue</p></th> <th><p>Recap</p></th> </tr> </thead> <tbody> <tr class="odd"> <td><p>1</p></td> <td><p>September 8</p></td> <td><p><strong><a href="2013_Atlanta_Falcons_season" title="wikilink">Atlanta Falcons</a></strong></p></td> <td><p><strong>W</strong>23–17</p></td> <td><p>1–0</p></td> <td><p><a href="Mercedes-Benz_Superdome" title="wikilink">Mercedes-Benz Superdome</a></p></td> <td><p><a href="http://www.nfl.com/gamecenter/2013090808/2013/REG1/falcons@saints">Recap</a></p></td> </tr> <tr class="even"> <td><p>2</p></td> <td><p>September 15</p></td> <td><p>at <strong><a href="2013_Tampa_Bay_Buccaneers_season" title="wikilink">Tampa Bay Buccaneers</a></strong></p></td> <td><p><strong>W</strong> 16–14</p></td> <td><p>2–0</p></td> <td><p><a href="Raymond_James_Stadium" title="wikilink">Raymond James Stadium</a></p></td> <td><p><a href="http://www.nfl.com/gamecenter/2013091510/2013/REG2/saints@buccaneers">Recap</a></p></td> </tr> <tr class="odd"> <td><p>3</p></td> <td><p>September 22</p></td> <td><p><a href="2013_Arizona_Cardinals_season" title="wikilink">Arizona Cardinals</a></p></td> <td><p><strong>W</strong> 31–7</p></td> <td><p>3–0</p></td> <td><p>Mercedes-Benz Superdome</p></td> <td><p><a href="http://www.nfl.com/gamecenter/2013092207/2013/REG3/cardinals@saints">Recap</a></p></td> </tr> <tr class="even"> <td><p>4</p></td> <td></td> <td><p><a href="2013_Miami_Dolphins_season" title="wikilink">Miami Dolphins</a></p></td> <td><p><strong>W</strong> 38–17</p></td> <td><p>4–0</p></td> <td><p>Mercedes-Benz Superdome</p></td> <td><p><a href="http://www.nfl.com/gamecenter/2013093000/2013/REG4/dolphins@saints">Recap</a></p></td> </tr> <tr class="odd"> <td><p>5</p></td> <td><p>October 6</p></td> <td><p>at <a href="2013_Chicago_Bears_season" title="wikilink">Chicago Bears</a></p></td> <td><p><strong>W</strong> 26–18</p></td> <td><p>5–0</p></td> <td><p><a href="Soldier_Field" title="wikilink">Soldier Field</a></p></td> <td><p><a href="http://www.nfl.com/gamecenter/2013100600/2013/REG5/saints@bears">Recap</a></p></td> </tr> <tr class="even"> <td><p>6</p></td> <td><p>October 13</p></td> <td><p>at <a href="2013_New_England_Patriots_season" title="wikilink">New England Patriots</a></p></td> <td><p><strong>L</strong> 27–30</p></td> <td><p>5–1</p></td> <td><p><a href="Gillette_Stadium" title="wikilink">Gillette Stadium</a></p></td> <td><p><a href="http://www.nfl.com/gamecenter/2013101310/2013/REG6/saints@patriots">Recap</a></p></td> </tr> <tr class="odd"> <td><p>7</p></td> <td><p><em><a href="Bye_(sports)" title="wikilink">Bye</a></em></p></td> <td></td> <td></td> <td></td> <td></td> <td></td> </tr> <tr class="even"> <td><p>8</p></td> <td><p>October 27</p></td> <td><p><a href="2013_Buffalo_Bills_season" title="wikilink">Buffalo Bills</a></p></td> <td><p><strong>W</strong> 35–17</p></td> <td><p>6–1</p></td> <td><p>Mercedes-Benz Superdome</p></td> <td><p><a href="http://www.nfl.com/gamecenter/2013102704/2013/REG8/bills@saints">Recap</a></p></td> </tr> <tr class="odd"> <td><p>9</p></td> <td><p>November 3</p></td> <td><p>at <a href="2013_New_York_Jets_season" title="wikilink">New York Jets</a></p></td> <td><p><strong>L</strong> 20–26</p></td> <td><p>6–2</p></td> <td><p><a href="MetLife_Stadium" title="wikilink">MetLife Stadium</a></p></td> <td><p><a href="http://www.nfl.com/gamecenter/2013110303/2013/REG9/saints@jets">Recap</a></p></td> </tr> <tr class="even"> <td><p>10</p></td> <td><p>November 10</p></td> <td><p><a href="2013_Dallas_Cowboys_season" title="wikilink">Dallas Cowboys</a></p></td> <td><p><strong>W</strong> 49–17</p></td> <td><p>7–2</p></td> <td><p>Mercedes-Benz Superdome</p></td> <td><p><a href="http://www.nfl.com/gamecenter/2013111011/2013/REG10/cowboys@saints">Recap</a></p></td> </tr> <tr class="odd"> <td><p>11</p></td> <td><p>November 17</p></td> <td><p><a href="2013_San_Francisco_49ers_season" title="wikilink">San Francisco 49ers</a></p></td> <td><p><strong>W</strong> 23–20</p></td> <td><p>8–2</p></td> <td><p>Mercedes-Benz Superdome</p></td> <td><p><a href="http://www.nfl.com/gamecenter/2013111710/2013/REG11/49ers@saints">Recap</a></p></td> </tr> <tr class="even"> <td><p>12</p></td> <td></td> <td><p>at <strong><a href="2013_Atlanta_Falcons_season" title="wikilink">Atlanta Falcons</a></strong></p></td> <td><p><strong>W</strong> 17–13</p></td> <td><p>9–2</p></td> <td><p><a href="Georgia_Dome" title="wikilink">Georgia Dome</a></p></td> <td><p><a href="http://www.nfl.com/gamecenter/2013112100/2013/REG12/saints@falcons">Recap</a></p></td> </tr> <tr class="odd"> <td><p>13</p></td> <td></td> <td><p>at <a href="2013_Seattle_Seahawks_season" title="wikilink">Seattle Seahawks</a></p></td> <td><p><strong>L</strong> 7–34</p></td> <td><p>9–3</p></td> <td><p><a href="CenturyLink_Field" title="wikilink">CenturyLink Field</a></p></td> <td><p><a href="http://www.nfl.com/gamecenter/2013120200/2013/REG13/saints@seahawks">Recap</a></p></td> </tr> <tr class="even"> <td><p>14</p></td> <td><p>December 8</p></td> <td><p><strong><a href="2013_Carolina_Panthers_season" title="wikilink">Carolina Panthers</a></strong></p></td> <td><p><strong>W</strong> 31–13</p></td> <td><p>10–3</p></td> <td><p>Mercedes-Benz Superdome</p></td> <td><p><a href="http://www.nfl.com/gamecenter/2013120804/2013/REG14/panthers@saints">Recap</a></p></td> </tr> <tr class="odd"> <td><p>15</p></td> <td><p>December 15</p></td> <td><p>at <a href="2013_St._Louis_Rams_season" title="wikilink">St. Louis Rams</a></p></td> <td><p><strong>L</strong> 16–27</p></td> <td><p>10–4</p></td> <td><p><a href="Edward_Jones_Dome" title="wikilink">Edward Jones Dome</a></p></td> <td><p><a href="http://www.nfl.com/gamecenter/2013121507/2013/REG15/saints@rams">Recap</a></p></td> </tr> <tr class="even"> <td><p>16</p></td> <td><p>December 22</p></td> <td><p>at <strong><a href="2013_Carolina_Panthers_season" title="wikilink">Carolina Panthers</a></strong></p></td> <td><p><strong>L</strong> 13–17</p></td> <td><p>10–5</p></td> <td><p><a href="Bank_of_America_Stadium" title="wikilink">Bank of America Stadium</a></p></td> <td><p><a href="http://www.nfl.com/gamecenter/2013122201/2013/REG16/saints@panthers">Recap</a></p></td> </tr> <tr class="odd"> <td><p>17</p></td> <td><p>December 29</p></td> <td><p><strong><a href="2013_Tampa_Bay_Buccaneers_season" title="wikilink">Tampa Bay Buccaneers</a></strong></p></td> <td><p><strong>W</strong> 42–17</p></td> <td><p>11–5</p></td> <td><p>Mercedes-Benz Superdome</p></td> <td><p><a href="http://www.nfl.com/gamecenter/2013122908/2013/REG17/buccaneers@saints">Recap</a></p></td> </tr> </tbody> </table>

Note: Intra-division opponents are in bold text.

Game summaries

Week 1: vs. Atlanta Falcons

With the win against Atlanta, the Saints began their season to 1-0.

Week 2: at Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Coming off a Week 1 win against Atlanta, the Saints face the Buccaneers. The Saints, however, had a close win against Tampa Bay, thus improving them to 2-0.

Week 3: vs. Arizona Cardinals

After a 2-0 start, they face the Cardinals. With a destruction win of 31-7, they improve to 3-0.

Week 4: vs. Miami Dolphins

They face the Dolphins at home. With the victory, they improve to 4-0.

Week 5: at Chicago Bears

With the win at Chicago, they improve to 5-0. This was the second time the Saints beat the Bears.

Week 6: at New England Patriots

The Saints meet the Patriots on the road. With a close loss, the Saints drop to 5-1, thus stopping their 5-game win streak.

Week 8: vs. Buffalo Bills

Coming off a loss to New England on the road, they face the Bills at home. With the win, they improve to 6-1.

Week 9: at New York Jets

Coming off with the win against Buffalo, they face the Jets on the road. Because of Demario Davis being their linebacker for New York (who eventually came to New Orleans in 2018), the Saints would lose this game, thus making their record 6-2.

Week 10: vs. Dallas Cowboys

The Saints would beat the Cowboys at home in the Superdome. This improves their record to 7-2.

Week 11: vs. San Francisco 49ers

The Saints eventually beat the defending NFC Champions, San Francisco 49ers. With the victory, they improve to 8-2.

Week 12: at Atlanta Falcons

The Saints beat the Falcons on the road. This not only brought the Saints' record to 9-2, but they also sweep the Falcons for the first time since the 2011 season.

Week 13: at Seattle Seahawks

The Saints meet the Seahawks on the road. Because of Russell Wilson and his Super Bowl-bound team, the Saints were destroyed. This brought their record down to 9-3.

Week 14: vs. Carolina Panthers

The Saints would beat the Panthers 31-13, thus improving to 10-3.

Week 15: at St. Louis Rams

The Saints meet the Rams on the road. The Rams, however, were able to hold onto their victory. The Saints drop to 10-4.

Week 16: at Carolina Panthers

At Bank of America Stadium, the Saints meet the Panthers again. The Saints fall to a close loss by 4 points. This drops their record to 10–5. This loss cost the Saints clinching a playoff berth, the NFC South, and a first-round bye. In addition, the Panthers moved ahead of the Saints in the NFC South.

Week 17: vs. Tampa Bay Buccaneers

The Saints were able to sweep the Tampa Bay Buccaneers for the second straight season with the victory. They not only finish the season with 11-5, but they also become the visitors for the Philadelphia Eagles at Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.






<table> <thead> <tr class="header"> <th><p>Playoff round</p></th> <th><p>Date</p></th> <th><p>Opponent</p></th> <th><p>Result</p></th> <th><p>Record</p></th> <th><p>Game site</p></th> <th><p>NFL.com recap</p></th> </tr> </thead> <tbody> <tr class="odd"> <td><p>Wild Card</p></td> <td></td> <td><p>at <a href="2013_Philadelphia_Eagles_season" title="wikilink">Philadelphia Eagles</a> (3)</p></td> <td><p><strong>W</strong> 26–24</p></td> <td><p>1–0</p></td> <td><p><a href="Lincoln_Financial_Field" title="wikilink">Lincoln Financial Field</a></p></td> <td><p><a href="http://www.nfl.com/gamecenter/2014010401/2013/POST18/saints@eagles">Recap</a></p></td> </tr> <tr class="even"> <td><p>Divisional</p></td> <td></td> <td><p>at <a href="2013_Seattle_Seahawks_season" title="wikilink">Seattle Seahawks</a> (1)</p></td> <td><p><strong>L</strong> 15–23</p></td> <td><p>1–1</p></td> <td><p><a href="CenturyLink_Field" title="wikilink">CenturyLink Field</a></p></td> <td><p><a href="http://www.nfl.com/gamecenter/2014011100/2013/POST19/saints@seahawks">Recap</a></p></td> </tr> </tbody> </table>

Game summaries

NFC Wild Card Round: at #3 Philadelphia Eagles

For the first time since the 2006 Season, the Saints meet the Eagles in the playoffs. However, the Eagles were hosting them in their home stadium. At the end of the game, the Saints were trailing by 1 point, but Shayne Graham's field goal got them in the lead by 2 points and won the game.

NFC Divisional Round: at #1 Seattle Seahawks

The Saints meet the Seahawks again in the playoffs. This unfortunately made the Seahawks the winners and they advance to the NFC Championship, thus making the Saints surrender in this game. The Saints also finish the season with a 12-6 record.


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