Sunday, September 22, 2013

When the Saints first won

Here's a fun chart I compiled during the offseason, culled from Wikipedia, that shows when the New Orleans Saints first defeated every NFL team in regular-season play (and how many tries it took).

It's astonishing how recently some of these inaugural victories happened (especially the Tennessee Titans in 2011, if you count them separately from the Houston Oilers). Also, the Saints went 13 years between games against the Baltimore/Indianapolis Colts (1973-86). Weird.

Team      Year      Attempt
Philadelphia Eagles: 1967 — 1st
Atlanta Falcons: 1967 — 1st
Washington Redskins: 1967 — 2nd
Minnesota Vikings: 1968 — 1st
Pittsburgh Steelers: 1968 — 2nd
St. Louis/Phoenix/Arizona Cardinals: 1969 — 4th
New York Giants: 1969 — 3rd
San Francisco 49ers: 1969 — 2nd
Detroit Lions: 1970 — 2nd (1st was tie)
Los Angeles/St. Louis Rams: 1971 — 5th
Dallas Cowboys: 1971 — 5th
Green Bay Packers: 1971 — 2nd
Chicago Bears: 1973 — 4th
Buffalo Bills: 1973 — 1st
Kansas City Chiefs: 1976 — 2nd
Seattle Seahawks: 1976 — 1st
Cincinnati Bengals: 1978 — 3rd
Tampa Bay Buccaneers: 1978 — 2nd
New York Jets: 1980 — 3rd
Houston Oilers: 1981 — 4th
Miami Dolphins: 1983 — 4th
Cleveland Browns: 1984 — 9th
Baltimore/Indianapolis Colts: 1986 — 4th
San Diego Chargers: 1988 — 4th
Los Angeles/Oakland Raiders: 1988 — 5th (1st was tie)
Denver Broncos: 1988 — 5th
New England Patriots: 1989 — 6th
Carolina Panthers: 1995 — 2nd
Jacksonville Jaguars: 1996 — 1st
Baltimore Ravens: 2002 — 2nd
Houston Texans: 2003 — 1st
Tennessee Titans: 2011 — 4th

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