The New Orleans Saints are a professional American football team based in New Orleans, Louisiana. The Saints are currently champions of the Southern Division of the National Football Conference (NFC) in the National Football League (NFL).
Founded in 1967, the Saints have struggled throughout their history. They went more than a decade before they managed to finish a season with a .500 record and two decades before having a winning season. Their greatest years of success were from 1987-1992, when they made the playoffs four times and had winning records in the non-playoff seasons. In the 2000 season, the Saints defeated the defending Super-Bowl champion St. Louis Rams in dramatic fashion for the team's first NFL playoff win.