2005 New Orleans Saints season

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2005 New Orleans Saints season
Head coachJim Haslett
General managerMickey Loomis
Home fieldAlamodome
Tiger Stadium
Giants Stadium
Results
Record3–13
Division place4th NFC South
Playoff finishdid not qualify
Pro BowlersLeCharles Bentley (C)

The 2005 New Orleans Saints season was the franchise's 39th season in the National Football League.

The 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 were forced to play 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 a 3–13 record, their equal-worst record alongside 1996 and 1999 since their 1–15 1980 season, and the firing of Jim Haslett. He was replaced by current head coach Sean Payton the following 2006 season.

Offseason[edit]

NFL Draft[edit]

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

Roster[edit]

2005 New Orleans Saints final roster
Quarterbacks

Running backs

Wide receivers

Tight ends

Offensive linemen

Defensive linemen

Linebackers

Defensive backs

Special teams

Reserve lists


Practice squad


Rookies in italics
Active, Inactive, Practice squad

Preseason[edit]

Week Date Opponent Result Record Venue Attendance
1 August 12 Seattle Seahawks L 15–34 0–1 Louisiana Superdome 38,529
2 August 18 at New England Patriots W 37–27 1–1 Gillette Stadium 68,756
3 August 26 Baltimore Ravens L 6–21 1–2 Louisiana Superdome 44,485
4 September 1 at Oakland Raiders L 6–13 1–3 McAfee Coliseum 32,191

Regular season[edit]

Schedule[edit]

Louisiana State's Tiger Stadium during one of the Saints' home games in 2005
Quarterback Aaron Brooks against the Chicago Bears
Week Date Opponent Result Record Venue Attendance
1 September 11 at Carolina Panthers W 23–20 1–0 Bank of America Stadium 72,920
2 September 19 New York Giants L 10–27 1–1 Giants Stadium 68,031
3 September 25 at Minnesota Vikings L 16–33 1–2 Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome 63,952
4 October 2 Buffalo Bills W 19–7 2–2 Alamodome 58,688
5 October 9 at Green Bay Packers L 3–52 2–3 Lambeau Field 70,580
6 October 16 Atlanta Falcons L 31–34 2–4 Alamodome 65,562
7 October 23 at St. Louis Rams L 17–28 2–5 Edward Jones Dome 64,586
8 October 30 Miami Dolphins L 6–21 2–6 Tiger Stadium 61,643
9 November 6 Chicago Bears L 17–20 2–7 Tiger Stadium 32,637
10 Bye
11 November 20 at New England Patriots L 17–24 2–8 Gillette Stadium 68,756
12 November 27 at New York Jets W 21–19 3–8 Giants Stadium 77,152
13 December 4 Tampa Bay Buccaneers L 3–10 3–9 Tiger Stadium 34,411
14 December 12 at Atlanta Falcons L 17–36 3–10 Georgia Dome 70,083
15 December 18 Carolina Panthers L 10–27 3–11 Tiger Stadium 32,551
16 December 24 Detroit Lions L 12–13 3–12 Alamodome 63,747
17 January 1 at Tampa Bay Buccaneers L 13–27 3–13 Raymond James Stadium 65,379

Standings[edit]

NFC South
W L T PCT DIV CONF PF PA STK
(3) Tampa Bay Buccaneers 11 5 0 .688 5–1 9–3 300 274 W2
(5) 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

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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

External links[edit]