The Saints received the kickoff and Brees led the team down the field in two plays to give kicker Wil Lutz a chance at a game-winning 61-yard field goal, but the kick went wide left. KC – Cairo Santos 41-yard field goal, 0:28. Instead of kicking an extra point, Raiders coach Jack Del Rio ordered a two-point conversion, which quarterback Derek Carr successfully converted with a pass to receiver Michael Crabtree. Barth, 30, was released by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers after the team drafted Florida State kicker Roberto Aguayo in the second round of the 2016 draft. Due to this, it was the first time the Saints have worn white pants since 1985 and the second season they wore all-white uniforms in franchise history, the first being the 1975 season. Carney was a rock solid 23-for-25 on field goals. National Football League (Liga, USA) ⬢ 14. Build your custom FanSided Daily email newsletter with news and analysis on New Orleans Saints and all your favorite sports teams, TV shows, and more. ATL – Matt Bryant 22-yard field goal, 5:17. Mehlhaff was resigned, and connected on 3 out of 4 attempts before the Saints released him and replaced him with possibly the most famous Saints field goal kicker, behind Morten Andersen – Garrett Hartley (6). [citation needed] The Saints went into the fourth quarter with a 20-point deficit to the Panthers. New Orleans Saints kicker Wil Lutz is about to find out just how much wearing No. But there was no chance the Saints were going to let him get away after he solved a decade's worth of kicker issues. NO – Mark Ingram Jr. 21-yard pass from Drew Brees (Wil Lutz kick), 12:58. Hopkins would go on to play for the Washington Redskins where he finished the year 25-for-28, with several kicks over 50 yards. NO – Doug Martin tackled in the end zone by. However in a puzzling move, Graham and kicker Derek Dimke were both released as part of the final roster cuts. 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The 2016 season was the New Orleans Saints' 50th in the National Football League (NFL), their 41st playing home games at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome, and their 10th under head coach Sean Payton.The Saints matched their 7–9 record from 2014 and 2015, and missed the playoffs for the third year in a row.One highlight from the season includes quarterback Drew Brees' first return to San … The Saints are hoping to keep kickoffs in play to induce more returns as opposed to having teams get a touchback at the 25-yard line, a new rule for 2016. TB – Roberto Aguayo 39-yard field goal, 8:26. Durkee was the first kicker in franchise history and he kicked in 46 games. We all knew that kicker Josh Scobee wouldn’t be playing for the Pittsburgh Steelers in 2016, but now we know where he will be playing. There will no doubt be challengers brought in to try to win the spot from Forbath, who at this point is seen as a place holder and not the solution. NO – Michael Thomas 21-yard pass from Drew Brees (Wil Lutz kick), 3:42. Kai Forbath enters the 2016 season as the Saints starting kicker. 2007 brought two new faces when the Saints traded a 6th round pick to the Miami Dolphins for Olindo Mare (3). The 2016 season was the New Orleans Saints' 50th in the National Football League (NFL), their 41st playing home games at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome, and their 10th under head coach Sean Payton. NO – Coby Fleener 50-yard pass from Drew Brees (Wil Lutz kick), 4:56. Gramatica went a pedestrian 6-for-10 before being placed on Injured Reserve. The Saints had their kicker of the future, and guessed wrong. Durkee scored 243 points. Rookies in italics NO – Michael Thomas 32-yard pass from Drew Brees (Wil Lutz kick), 13:13. NYG – Josh Brown 48-yard field goal, 2:46. Throughout the team's 2016 preseason, Forbath competed with Connor Barth , and the Saints ultimately kept Forbath while cutting Barth. NO – Mark Ingram Jr. 75-yard run (Wil Lutz kick), 5:45. After missing a 29-yard field goal that would have won the game against the hated Atlanta Falcons, the Saints re-signed a familiar face in John Carney, and deactivated Hartley for two games. Still, Hartley went on to have a solid season, going 20-for-25. But with all of these consistencies, the one aspect of the team he cannot seem to get right (besides the defense) is the kicking game. This left the Saints with no kickers on their roster until the Saints had waived quarterback Ryan Griffin to make room for the re-signing of Graham. Hartley would return as the Saints’ kicker in 2012 (18-for-22) and 2013 (22-for-30), but still exhibited frustrating moments of inconsistency. Visit ESPN to view the New Orleans Saints team stats for the 2020 season. [3] The Saints defense was criticized for its performance, as it gave up 210 yards and 22 points in the fourth quarter. 6 seed and qualified for the last playoff spot based on record vs. common opponents — Detroit's cumulative record against. DET – Matt Prater 29-yard field goal, 0:56. Dempsey was inducted into the Saints Hall of Fame in 1989. Dustin Hopkins and Zach Hocker (9) competed in training camp for the starting roster spot. Unfortunately for Hartley, a hip injury in 2011 caused him to miss the entire season, and John Kasay (7) filled in admirably for the black and gold, converting on 28 of 34 attempts. NYG – Josh Brown 23-yard field goal, 0:00. Ten years later and the story is the same. Hocker went on to connect on 9 of 13 attempts, but the four misses sealed his fate and he was released promptly. That is not a typo and fans of the Saints have felt the frustration almost every season under Payton. Carney went 5-for-6 on the season, but with injuries mounting, the Saints could not afford to carry two kickers, and Hartley resumed duties as Carney was released. This came 10 years after the Chargers released Brees after the Saints' previous regular season meetings with the Chargers were home games for the Saints, and including a 2008 meeting at Wembley Stadium in London, a game which New Orleans was designated as the home team. His final stats for the year were a meager 9-for-11, but his 40-yard field goal in overtime against the Minnesota Vikings in the NFC Championship game sent the New Orleans Saints to their first Super Bowl, and his three field goals of 46, 44, and 47 yards in Super Bowl XLIV earned him the distinction as the first kicker in Super Bowl history to convert three field goals of 40 yards or more. NO – Mark Ingram Jr. – 6 receptions, 49 yards. NO – John Kuhn 1-yard run (Wil Lutz kick), 1:57. Hartley was sensational, finishing the year a perfect 13-for-13. October 2, 2016 - New Orleans Saints Place Kicker Will Lutz during the NFL Football game between the New Orleans Saints and the San Diego Chargers at Qualcomm Stadium in San Diego, California. As part of Color Rush, the Saints wore all-white uniforms for this game, inspired by the ones they wore in 1975. The Saints did not receive a good return on investment, however, and after a below-average showing where Mare was 10-for-17; he was replaced by Martin Gramatica (4), the former Bucs kicker who celebrated each field goal as if he kicked the game winner of the Super Bowl (and it’s ironic because his brother Bill tore his ACL once for it), who was a solid 5-for-5 on attempts. DEN – Brandon McManus 37-yard field goal, 2:50. 53 active, 19 inactive, 9 practice squad. TB – Roberto Aguayo 35-yard field goal, 2:00. virtual 5k & kids fun run packages. Veteran kicker Shayne Graham (8) was the next in line. It was an interesting journey that got Boswell to the Steelers, but he has absolutely … The Saints currently stand without a kicker on the roster, but this should certainly change come Tuesday. NO – Brandin Cooks 45-yard pass from Drew Brees (Wil Lutz kick), 1:51. The Saints treat kickers as disposable, and they’ve found another one they’ll just eventually discard. Hartley was kept on the bench. Carolina Panthers play against the New Orleans Saints on Sunday, October 16, 2016 at the Mercedes Benz Super Dome in New Orleans, LA. Nov 1, 2015; New Orleans, LA, USA;New Orleans Saints kicker Kai Forbath (5) walks off the field after kicking the winning field goal against the New York Giants at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome. NO – Mark Ingram Jr. 5-yard pass from Drew Brees (Wil Lutz kick), 10:00. As magical as 2009 was, the 2010 season was mired in inconsistency. When breaking ties for three or more teams under the NFL's rules, they are first broken within divisions, then comparing only the highest ranked remaining team from each division. Nov. 27, 2016 / 11:23 AM / Updated Nov. 27, 2016 at 11 ... New Orleans Saints kicker Will Lutz began as a streaming option, but he is rounding into a weekly play at the position. SEA – Steven Hauschka 21-yard field goal, 6:38. The only other Saints rookies to win the honor twice in a season were punter Thomas Morstead and returner Reggie Bush. According to Mike Triplett of ESPN.com, the Saints have signed veteran kicker Josh Scobee. Carolina Panthers play against the New Orleans Saints on Sunday, October 16, 2016 at the Mercedes Benz Super Dome in New Orleans, LA. Finally, in 2016, Payton found his man and settled the position down, signing Wil Lutz. After signing both Josh Scobee and Kai Forbath, the New Orleans Saints have two veteran kickers fighting for field goal kicking duties in the 2016 NFL regular season. SF – Phil Dawson 48-yard field goal, 3:53. Prior to Lutz's arrival in 2016 … In 2006, Payton inherited one of the most reliable kickers of all-time in John Carney (1), but the normally reliable kicker was in the twilight of his career, and was considered old even by kicker standards, which are known to have some of the longest careers in a sport where the average career is three years. To celebrate 50 seasons in the NFL, the Saints wore special 1967–75 throwback uniforms. The Saints would eventually win the game 31-17. The Saints recovered the ball and were able to convert that possession into a touchdown and a 13-10 lead. [2] The Raiders scored a touchdown with 47 seconds remaining in the game to bring them within one point. One of the biggest surprises of the 2016 season has been the play of Pittsburgh Steelers kicker Chris Boswell. Powered by Minute Media © 2020 All Rights Reserved. 3 means to Jameis Winston : Lutz has worn the No. The New Orleans Saints will eventually find a reliable kicker. Spieltag ⬢ Ergebnisse, Spiele und Termine zum Spieltag ⬢ Alle Tabellen ⬢ Live-Ticker ⬢ Statistiken ⬢ News - kicker SEA – Steven Hauschka 44-yard field goal, 8:56. In the game, the Saints got their first win of the season, rallying in the 4th quarter after trailing 34–21 to win 35–34, mostly due to two key fumbles by the Chargers. Houston's offense was complete trash in 2016, but they did manage to get in field goal range enough for Novak to sneak into this Top 10. Hartley was rewarded with a contract extension for his solid play as the season went forward. A look at Saints kicker Wil Lutz throughout the 2016 season. CAR – Jonathan Stewart 1-yard run (kick failed, wide right), 9:38. ATL – Matt Bryant 21-yard field goal, 2:58. In 2008, Gramatica was welcomed back to compete for his job. The official source for NFL news, video highlights, fantasy football, game-day coverage, schedules, stats, scores and more. CAR – Cam Newton 2-yard run (Cam Newton–Devin Funchess pass), 2:58. Despite 423 passing yards—including a franchise-record 98-yard touchdown pass to receiver Brandin Cooks[1]—and four touchdowns from Drew Brees, the Raiders came from behind to win 35–34. Kai Forbath (10), the journeyman kicker from Washington was signed and finished the year 9-for-13, the exact same numbers that cost Hocker his job. When Lutz arrived during Week 1 of the 2016 … For the first time in 11 years, Drew Brees returned to San Diego to face his former team, the Chargers, where he began his NFL career. But for the Saints fans, their tickets are purchased and the carousel continues its dizzying spin. DET – Matt Prater 27-yard field goal, 1:42. On March 10, 2016, the Saints re-signed Forbath. DEN – Brandon McManus 28-yard field goal, 3:23. One highlight from the season includes quarterback Drew Brees' first return to San Diego for the first time since the Chargers released him at the end of the 2005 season, also where Brees played his first five seasons in. The Saints hosted Lutz for … But as the sayings go, a broken clock is right twice a day. According to NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport, Scobee an… Hartley came back in Week 12, and what started as a nightmare would end in a dream season for the young kicker. It was only worn for this game. The 2015 offseason further compounded the frustration in the Saints finding a reliable kicker. This is before the 2016 … [22] He kicked with confidence and poise, and the Saints fans breathed a sigh of relief. Graham had a very solid 2014 season with the Saints, connecting on 19 of 22 attempts, which included a 32-yard game winner against the Philadelphia Eagles in the Wild Card round of the 2014 playoffs. Find out the latest on your favorite NFL players on CBSSports.com. at Mercedes-Benz Superdome, New Orleans, Louisiana, The Saints opened the season at home against the Oakland Raiders in the Mercedes-Benz Superdome. For the last four seasons, Lutz has established himself as one of the very best kickers in the NFL, providing great confidence and security for the team in close games and to come through in clutch situations. SD – Josh Lambo 47-yard field goal, 8:39. The Saints re-signed Graham to a new one-year contract. Dempsey, … ARI – David Johnson 7-yard run (Chandler Catanzaro kick), 8:57. NO – Willie Snead 5-yard pass from Drew Brees (Will Lutz kick), 3:59. Mandatory Credit: Matt Bush-USA TODAY Sports. Hartley entered 2009 as the starter but a positive test for Adderall earned him a 4-game suspension, and a permanent spot in Payton’s doghouse as the team re-signed John Carney (who went 13-for-17). 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NO – Drew Brees 1-yard run (Wil Lutz kick), 7:46. Nick Novak. DET – Matthew Stafford – 30/42, 341 yards, 2 TD, NO – Drew Brees – 31/44, 326 yards, 3 INT, NO – Mark Ingram Jr. – 7 rushes, 37 yards, DET – Golden Tate – 8 receptions, 145 yards, TD, NO – Coby Fleener – 5 receptions, 86 yards. Blair Walsh, the Minnesota Vikings kicker who famously missed a game-winning field goal in the playoffs in January, has been released by the team after his struggles carried over into the 2016 season. rsvp on facebook: ATL – Devonta Freeman – 5 receptions, 55 yards, TD. (Reuters) - Former New Orleans Saints kicker Tom Dempsey has died at the age of 73 after contracting COVID-19, the NFL team said on Sunday. 3 for the Saints since 2016… New Orleans finished ahead of Philadelphia based on better record vs. conference opponents. at Arrowhead Stadium, Kansas City, Missouri, at Levi's Stadium, Santa Clara, California, at Bank of America Stadium, Charlotte, North Carolina. TB – Roberto Aguayo 26-yard field goal, 12:46. Top User Quizzes in Sports. OAK – Sebastian Janikowski 31-yard field goal, 3:11. Wil Lutz has been a key element for the Saints, solving the long documented kicking woes in New Orleans under Sean Payton. SF – Phil Dawson 46-yard field goal, 9:07. Your privacy is safe with us. Kai Forbath enters the 2016 season as the Saints starting kicker. Hopkins was thought to be the clear favorite to win the job, but in a surprise move the Saints released Hopkins and kept Hocker. KC – Cairo Santos 39-yard field goal, 3:21. כל הישראלים ששיחקו בספרד 5,595; Les 20 meilleurs buteurs des Coupes d'Europe en 2020-21 3,613; Les 50 joueurs les plus utilisés par Diego Simeone 2,975; Pundit Arena Daily Sports Quiz Challenge – Day 228 2,016; Liverpool FC: 'Who Wants to be a Millionaire' 2,011 Les joueurs passés par le PSG et l’OL 1,909; 21st Century Patriots QBs 1,442 The blind squirrel eventually finds the nut. Full New Orleans Saints roster for the 2020 season including position, height, weight, birthdate, years of experience, and college. Lutz averaged 8.8 points per game and was frequently recommended by me. DEN – Trevor Siemian – 25/40, 258 yards, 2 TD, 2 INT, NO – Drew Brees – 21/29, 303 yards, 3 TD, 2 INT, DEN – Demaryius Thomas – 8 receptions, 87 yards, TD, NO – Brandin Cooks – 3 receptions, 98 yards, TD. event sponsors. New Orleans Saints Depth Chart: The official player depth chart for the Saints gameday roster NO – Mark Ingram Jr. 14-yard run (Wil Lutz kick), 14:01. Billy Cundiff (2) missed his only attempt that season. This page was last edited on 15 December 2020, at 14:14. NYG – Josh Brown 19-yard field goal, 8:46. His fate was sealed after missing two field goals against the St. Louis Rams on December 15, 2013 and he was released by the Saints on December 17, 2013. CAR – Graham Gano 49-yard field goal, 2:50. NO – Drew Brees – 37/48, 367 yards, 3 TD, INT, NO – Mark Ingram Jr. – 16 rushes, 62 yards, NO – Michael Thomas – 10 receptions, 130 yards, KC – Spencer Ware – 2 receptions, 54 yards, TD. New Orleans Saints' Wil Lutz (3) kicks a field goal against the Carolina Panthers in the second half of an NFL football game in Charlotte, N.C., Thursday, Nov. 17, 2016. 8. The New Orleans Saints have had 10 kickers on their team in 10 years. New Orleans won 52-49. Note: Intra-division opponents are in bold text. Your favorite teams, topics, and players all on your favorite mobile devices. We'll never pass along your email address to spammers, scammers, or the like. There will no doubt be challengers brought in to try to win the spot from Forbath, who at this point is seen as a … SD – Josh Lambo 30-yard field goal, 4:50. DET – Matt Prater 32-yard field goal, 8:57. NO – Brandin Cooks 98-yard pass from Drew Brees (Wil Lutz kick), 7:52. However, a few days later, on September 6, the Saints also released Forbath in favor of an undrafted rookie kicker, Wil Lutz , who had gone through training camp with the Baltimore Ravens . Get premium, high resolution news photos at Getty Images The Saints kicker might have been a rookie, but he was one of the top fantasy scorers all season. CAR – Graham Gano 42-yard field goal, 8:17. at University of Phoenix Stadium, Glendale, Arizona, Detroit finished ahead of Tampa Bay for the No. The Saints rallied and got within three with 5:11 left to go in the game, but the Panthers were able to hold them off. Again. SD – Melvin Gordon 1-yard run (Josh Lambo kick), 12:15. They had found their kicker for the next decade or more. Charlie Durkee spent four seasons with the Saints (1967-68, 1971-72) as the kicker before and after Tom Dempsey. NO – Tim Hightower 2-yard run (Wil Lutz kick), 3:27. DET – Matt Prater 52-yard field goal, 7:10. ATL – Tevin Coleman 6-yard run (Matt Bryant kick), 12:03. He won the starting job over Taylor Mehlhaff (5), who the Saints used a sixth-round pick on in the 2008 Draft. On December 18, 2016, Lutz made the 22nd and 23rd field goals of his rookie season, setting the record for the most field goals made by a rookie in franchise history. [4][5], at MetLife Stadium, East Rutherford, New Jersey, at Qualcomm Stadium, San Diego, California. NO – John Kuhn 1-yard run (Wil Lutz kick), 9:00. Saints kicker Wil Lutz delivered the biggest kick of his young career to beat the Panthers last Sunday, and on Wednesday Lutz was named NFC … He made 87 of 88 extra point attempts with New Orleans. Hartley missed the easy kicks in dome conditions, while nailing the long attempts in torrent weather. DEN – Brandon McManus 50-yard field goal, 13:42. New Orleans Saints - Alle Spiele, Termine, Daten, Statistiken und News - kicker The Saints matched their 7–9 record from 2014 and 2015, and missed the playoffs for the third year in a row. 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