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@ TB
W 9-0
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vs. Mia
L 3-20
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vs. Car
W 18-10
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@ Atl
W 30-20
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Saints' Sean Payton steps down as coach after 16 years

NEW ORLEANS (AP) Before Sean Payton took his first head coaching job in New Orleans in 2006, the Saints had a grand total of one playoff victory since their founding in 1967.

The standard will be considerably higher for the next head coach in the Big Easy.

Payton, whose 16-year tenure with the club included its only Super Bowl championship and also a one-season suspension stemming from the NFL's bounty investigation, is leaving coaching - for now.

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NFC South Division
TeamWLTPct
xy-Tampa Bay 1340.765
New Orleans 980.529
Atlanta 7100.412
Carolina 5120.294
Full Standings
Leaders
Pass Yds: J. Winston1170
Pass TDs: J. Winston14
Rush Yds: A. Kamara898
Rush TDs: T. Hill5
Rec Yds: M. Callaway698
Rec TDs: M. Callaway6
Int: P. Adebo3
Sacks: C. Jordan12.5
Offense (Rank)
Yards: 5177 (28)
Passing Yards: 3437 (32)
Rushing Yards: 1991 (15)
Points per game: 21.4 (19)
Yards per game: 304.5 (28)
Touchdowns: 41 (18)
Field Goals: 25 (24)
Defense (Rank)
Yards: 5410 (7)
Passing Yards: 4131 (17)
Rushing Yards: 1589 (4)
Points per game: 19.7 (4)
Yards per game: 318.2 (7)
Touchdowns: 32 (4)
Field Goals: 31 (24)
Transactions
Date Player Transactions
1/24 J. Adams signed
1/24 K. Merritt signed
1/18 J. McCleskey signed
1/17 W. Clapp pract. squad del
1/17 C. Hansen pract. squad del
1/17 F. Lamp pract. squad del
1/17 E. Westbrooks pract. squad del
1/13 C. Benenoch reinstated
1/11 B. Bortles signed
1/11 C. Cabral signed
Injuries
Date Player Status
1/9 T. Armstead knee (Out)
1/9 M. Davenport ankle (Questionable)
1/9 B. Roby shoulder (Out)
1/9 P. Williams ankle (Out)
1/9 R. Ramczyk knee (Questionable)
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