2005 New Orleans Saints season
|2005 New Orleans Saints season|
|Head coach||Jim Haslett|
|General manager||Mickey Loomis|
|Division place||4th NFC South|
|Playoff finish||did not qualify|
|Pro Bowlers||LeCharles 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.
|2005 New Orleans Saints draft|
|1||13||Jammal Brown *||Offensive tackle||Oklahoma|
|2||40||Josh Bullocks||Defensive back||Nebraska|
|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|
|Pro Bowl during careerMade roster Made at least one|
|2005 New Orleans Saints staff|
Special teams coaches
Strength and conditioning
|2005 New Orleans Saints final roster|
|1||Seattle Seahawks||L 15–34||0–1||Louisiana Superdome||Recap|
|2||at New England Patriots||W 37–27||1–1||Gillette Stadium||Recap|
|3||Baltimore Ravens||L 6–21||1–2||Louisiana Superdome||Recap|
|4||at Oakland Raiders||L 6–13||1–3||McAfee Coliseum||Recap|
|(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|
|New Orleans Saints||3||13||0||.188||1–5||1–11||235||398||L5|
- "2005 New Orleans Saints Draftees". Pro-Football-Reference.com. Retrieved January 5, 2014.