2005 New Orleans Saints season

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2005 New Orleans Saints season
Head coach Jim Haslett
General manager Mickey Loomis
Home field Alamodome
Tiger Stadium
Giants Stadium
Results
Record 3–13
Division place 4th NFC South
Playoff finish did not qualify
Timeline
Previous season Next season
< 2004 2006 >

The 2005 New Orleans Saints season began with the team trying to improve from their 8–8 record from 2004. The Saints played two preseason games in the Louisiana Superdome before being forced to evacuate New Orleans due to Hurricane Katrina. They played the rest of the season on the road, splitting their games between their temporary headquarters at San Antonio's Alamodome, and LSU's Tiger Stadium in Baton Rouge, and even playing their first home game at Giants Stadium. The season ended with the firing of Jim Haslett.

Offseason[edit]

NFL Draft[edit]

Main article: 2005 NFL Draft
2005 New Orleans Saints draft
Round Pick Player Position College Notes
1 13 Jammal Brown *  Offensive tackle Oklahoma
2 40 Josh Bullocks  Defensive back Nebraska
3 82 Alfred Fincher  Linebacker Connecticut
4 118 Chase Lyman  Wide receiver California
5 152 Adrian McPherson  Quarterback Florida State
6 193 Jason Jefferson  Defensive tackle Wisconsin
7 232 Jimmy Verdon  Defensive end Arizona State
      Made roster    *   Made at least one Pro Bowl during career

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Personnel[edit]

Staff[edit]

2005 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

Strength and conditioning

  • Strength and Conditioning – Rock Gullickson
  • Assistant Strength and Conditioning – Adam Bailey

Preseason[edit]

Date Opponent Result Venue Attendance
August 12, 2005 Seattle Seahawks L 34–15 Louisiana Superdome
38,529
August 18, 2005 at New England Patriots W 37–27 Gillette Stadium
68,756
August 26, 2005 Baltimore Ravens L 21–6 Louisiana Superdome
44,485
September 1, 2005 at Oakland Raiders L 13–6 McAfee Coliseum
32,191

Regular season[edit]

Schedule[edit]

Week Date Opponent Result Venue Attendance
1 September 11, 2005 at Carolina Panthers W 23–20 Bank of America Stadium
72,920
2 September 19, 2005 New York Giants L 27–10 Giants Stadium (Home Game)
68,031
3 September 25, 2005 at Minnesota Vikings L 33–16 Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome
63,952
4 October 2, 2005 Buffalo Bills W 19–7 Alamodome (Home Game)
58,688
5 October 9, 2005 at Green Bay Packers L 52–3 Lambeau Field
70,580
6 October 16, 2005 Atlanta Falcons L 34–31 Alamodome (Home Game)
65,562
7 October 23, 2005 at St. Louis Rams L 28–17 Edward Jones Dome
64,586
8 October 30, 2005 Miami Dolphins L 21–6 Tiger Stadium (Home Game)
61,643
9 November 6, 2005 Chicago Bears L 20–17 Tiger Stadium (Home Game)
32,637
10 Bye
11 November 20, 2005 at New England Patriots L 24–17 Gillette Stadium
68,756
12 November 27, 2005 at New York Jets W 21–19 The Meadowlands
77,152
13 December 4, 2005 Tampa Bay Buccaneers L 10–3 Tiger Stadium (Home Game)
34,411
14 December 12, 2005 at Atlanta Falcons L 36–17 Georgia Dome
70,083
15 December 18, 2005 Carolina Panthers L 27–10 Tiger Stadium (Home Game)
32,551
16 December 24, 2005 Detroit Lions L 13–12 Alamodome (Home Game)
63,747
17 January 1, 2006 at Tampa Bay Buccaneers L 27–13 Raymond James Stadium
65,379

Standings[edit]

NFC South
W L T PCT DIV CONF PF PA STK
Tampa Bay Buccaneers 11 5 0 .688 5–1 9–3 300 274 W2
Carolina Panthers 11 5 0 .688 4–2 8–4 391 259 W1
Atlanta Falcons 8 8 0 .500 2–4 5–7 351 341 L3
New Orleans Saints 3 13 0 .188 1–5 1–11 235 398 L5

Images[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "2005 New Orleans Saints Draftees". Pro-Football-Reference.com. Retrieved January 5, 2014. 

External links[edit]