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
Division place4th NFC South
Playoff finishDid not qualify
Pro Bowlers LeCharles Bentley (C)

The 2005 season was the New Orleans Saints' 39th 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.


NFL Draft

2005 New Orleans Saints draft
113 Jammal Brown  *  Offensive tackle Oklahoma
240 Josh Bullocks   Defensive back Nebraska
382 Alfred Fincher   Linebacker Connecticut
4118 Chase Lyman   Wide receiver California
5152 Adrian McPherson   Quarterback Florida State
6193 Jason Jefferson   Defensive tackle Wisconsin
7232 Jimmy Verdon   Defensive end Arizona State
      Made roster    *   Made at least one Pro Bowl during career




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


2005 New Orleans Saints final roster

Running backs

Wide receivers

Tight ends

Offensive linemen

Defensive linemen


Defensive backs

Special teams

Reserve lists

Practice squad

Rookies in italics
active, inactive, practice squad


WeekDateOpponentResultRecordGame siteNFL.com
1August 12 Seattle Seahawks L 15–340–1 Louisiana Superdome Recap
2August 18at New England Patriots W 37–271–1 Gillette Stadium Recap
3August 26 Baltimore Ravens L 6–211–2 Louisiana Superdome Recap
4September 1at Oakland Raiders L 6–131–3 McAfee Coliseum Recap

Regular season


Louisiana State's Tiger Stadium during one of the Saints' home games in 2005 New Orleans Saints at Tiger Stadium.jpg
Louisiana State's Tiger Stadium during one of the Saints' home games in 2005
Quarterback Aaron Brooks against the Chicago Bears AaronBrooks.jpg
Quarterback Aaron Brooks against the Chicago Bears
WeekDateOpponentResultRecordGame siteNFL.com
1September 11at Carolina Panthers W 23–201–0 Bank of America Stadium Recap
2September 19 New York Giants L 10–271–1 Giants Stadium Recap
3September 25at Minnesota Vikings L 16–331–2 Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome Recap
4October 2 Buffalo Bills W 19–72–2 Alamodome Recap
5October 9at Green Bay Packers L 3–522–3 Lambeau Field Recap
6October 16 Atlanta Falcons L 31–342–4 Alamodome Recap
7October 23at St. Louis Rams L 17–282–5 Edward Jones Dome Recap
8October 30 Miami Dolphins L 6–212–6 Tiger Stadium Recap
9November 6 Chicago Bears L 17–202–7 Tiger Stadium Recap
10 Bye
11November 20at New England Patriots L 17–242–8 Gillette Stadium Recap
12November 27at New York Jets W 21–193–8 Giants Stadium Recap
13December 4 Tampa Bay Buccaneers L 3–103–9 Tiger Stadium Recap
14December 12at Atlanta Falcons L 17–363–10 Georgia Dome Recap
15December 18 Carolina Panthers L 10–273–11 Tiger Stadium Recap
16December 24 Detroit Lions L 12–133–12 Alamodome Recap
17January 1at Tampa Bay Buccaneers L 13–273–13 Raymond James Stadium Recap


NFC South
(3) Tampa Bay Buccaneers 1150.6885–19–3300274W2
(5) Carolina Panthers 1150.6884–28–4391259W1
Atlanta Falcons 880.5002–45–7351341L3
New Orleans Saints 3130.1881–51–11235398L5

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