2004 New Orleans Saints season

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2004 New Orleans Saints season
Head coach Jim Haslett
Home field Louisiana Superdome
Results
Record 8–8
Division place 2nd NFC South
Playoff finish did not qualify
Timeline
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The 2004 New Orleans Saints season was the team's 38th as a member of the National Football League (NFL). They matched their previous season's output of 8–8,[1] and the team finished the season on a four-game winning streak, which was all the more remarkable because the Saints trailed at some point during every game.[2] The 1978 Atlanta Falcons and the 2002 Cleveland Browns come closest to this record, winning eight games out of fifteen where they trailed at some point.

Offseason[edit]

NFL Draft[edit]

2004 New Orleans Saints draft
Round Pick Player Position College Notes
1 18 Will Smith *  Defensive end Ohio State
2 50 Devery Henderson  Wide receiver LSU
2 60 Courtney Watson  Linebacker Notre Dame
5 139 Rodney Leisle  Defensive tackle UCLA
5 156 Mike Karney  Fullback Arizona State
7 240 Colby Bockwoldt  Linebacker BYU
      Made roster    *   Made at least one Pro Bowl during career

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Personnel[edit]

Staff[edit]

2004 New Orleans Saints staff
Front office
  • Owner – Tom Benson
  • Executive Vice President/General Manager – Mickey Loomis
  • Senior Football Administrator – Russ Ball
  • Director of Player Personnel – Rick Mueller
  • Director of College Scouting – Rick Reiprish
  • College Scouting Coordinator – Rick Thompson

Head coaches

Offensive coaches

Defensive coaches

Special teams coaches

  • Special Teams Coordinator – Al Everest
  • Assistant Special Teams – Danny Langsdorf

Strength and conditioning

  • Strength and Conditioning – Rock Gullickson
  • Assistant Strength and Conditioning – Mark Smith

Regular season[edit]

Schedule[edit]

Week Date Opponent Result Attendance
1 September 12, 2004 Seattle Seahawks L 21–7
64,900
2 September 19, 2004 San Francisco 49ers W 30–27
64,900
3 September 26, 2004 at St. Louis Rams W 28–25
65,856
4 October 3, 2004 at Arizona Cardinals L 34–10
28,109
5 October 10, 2004 Tampa Bay Buccaneers L 20–17
64,900
6 October 17, 2004 Minnesota Vikings L 38–31
64,900
7 October 24, 2004 at Oakland Raiders W 31–26
45,337
8 Bye
9 November 7, 2004 at San Diego Chargers L 43–17
59,662
10 November 14, 2004 Kansas City Chiefs W 27–20
64,900
11 November 21, 2004 Denver Broncos L 34–13
64,900
12 November 28, 2004 at Atlanta Falcons L 24–21
70,521
13 December 5, 2004 Carolina Panthers L 32–21
58,878
14 December 12, 2004 at Dallas Cowboys W 27–13
64,056
15 December 19, 2004 at Tampa Bay Buccaneers W 21–17
65,075
16 December 26, 2004 Atlanta Falcons W 26–13
64,900
17 January 2, 2005 at Carolina Panthers W 21–18
73,302

Standings[edit]

NFC South
W L T PCT DIV CONF PF PA STK
Atlanta Falcons 11 5 0 .688 4–2 8–4 340 337 L2
New Orleans Saints 8 8 0 .500 3–3 6–6 348 405 W4
Carolina Panthers 7 9 0 .438 3–3 6–6 335 339 L1
Tampa Bay Buccaneers 5 11 0 .313 2–4 4–8 301 304 L4

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