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  • 1. 

    What is the name of the St. Bernard that is the Saints' mascot?

    • A.

      Roux

    • B.

      Cujo

    • C.

      Underdog

    • D.

      Gumbo

    Correct Answer
    D. Gumbo
    Explanation
    Gumbo is the correct answer because it is the name of the St. Bernard that serves as the mascot for the Saints. Mascots are often chosen to represent a team or organization, and in this case, the St. Bernard breed was chosen to symbolize the resilience and loyalty associated with the team. Gumbo is a popular and recognizable figure among fans and is often seen at Saints' games and events, further solidifying its role as the team's mascot.

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  • 2. 

    Who is the only Saint to be selected Defensive Player of the Year?

    • A.

      Darren Sharper

    • B.

      Rickey Jackson

    • C.

      Pat Swilling

    • D.

      Jason David

    Correct Answer
    C. Pat Swilling
    Explanation
    Pat Swilling is the only Saint to be selected Defensive Player of the Year. This means that out of the given options, Pat Swilling is the only player who has received this prestigious award while playing for the Saints. The other players mentioned may have had successful careers, but they did not receive this specific recognition.

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  • 3. 

    Tom Dempsey's 63-yard field goal (an NFL record) to win a game at Tulane Stadium on Nov. 8, 1970, was against the . . . ?

    • A.

      Washington Redskins

    • B.

      Atlanta Falcons

    • C.

      Detroit Lions

    • D.

      Miami Dolphins

    Correct Answer
    C. Detroit Lions
  • 4. 

    How long was Garrett Hartley's field goal to defeat the Minnesota Vikings in the NFC championship?

    • A.

      40 yards

    • B.

      68 yards

    • C.

      37 yards

    • D.

      35 yards

    Correct Answer
    A. 40 yards
    Explanation
    Garrett Hartley's field goal to defeat the Minnesota Vikings in the NFC championship was 40 yards long.

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  • 5. 

    Who caught three touchdown passes in the Saints' 31-28 victory over the St. Louis Rams in an NFC wild-card playoff game at the Superdome on Dec. 30, 2000?

    • A.

      Willie Jackson

    • B.

      Joe Horn

    • C.

      Robert Wilson

    • D.

      Onome Ojo

    Correct Answer
    A. Willie Jackson
    Explanation
    Willie Jackson caught three touchdown passes in the Saints' 31-28 victory over the St. Louis Rams in an NFC wild-card playoff game at the Superdome on Dec. 30, 2000.

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  • 6. 

    Who returned the opening kickoff in Saints history for a 94-yard touchdown against the Los Angeles Rams at Tulane Stadium on Sept. 17, 1967?

    • A.

      John Gilliam

    • B.

      Michael Lewis

    • C.

      Rich Mauti

    • D.

      Tyrone Hughes

    Correct Answer
    A. John Gilliam
    Explanation
    John Gilliam returned the opening kickoff in Saints history for a 94-yard touchdown against the Los Angeles Rams at Tulane Stadium on Sept. 17, 1967.

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  • 7. 

    Which NFL record does Drew Brees not hold?

    • A.

      Best completion percentage in a season

    • B.

      Best passer rating for one game

    • C.

      Most passing yards in a season

    • D.

      Most completions in a season

    Correct Answer
    C. Most passing yards in a season
    Explanation
    Drew Brees does not hold the record for the most passing yards in a season. Although he is known for his prolific passing ability, the record for the most passing yards in a season is held by Peyton Manning, who threw for 5,477 yards in the 2013 season. Brees has come close to breaking this record multiple times, but has not surpassed it.

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  • 8. 

    What coach led the Saints to their first non-losing season (8-8) in 1979?

    • A.

      Hank Stram

    • B.

      J.D. Roberts

    • C.

      Bum Phillips

    • D.

      Dick Nolan

    Correct Answer
    D. Dick Nolan
    Explanation
    Dick Nolan is the correct answer because he was the coach who led the Saints to their first non-losing season in 1979. Prior to Nolan's arrival, the Saints had never had a season with a .500 record or better. Under his leadership, the team achieved an 8-8 record, marking a significant milestone in the franchise's history.

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  • 9. 

    What costume did Ricky Williams wear on the cover of ESPN The Magazine?

    • A.

      Wedding gown

    • B.

      Priest

    • C.

      Fireman

    • D.

      The Hamburgler

    Correct Answer
    A. Wedding gown
    Explanation
    Ricky Williams wore a wedding gown on the cover of ESPN The Magazine. This choice of costume is likely to have been a deliberate and attention-grabbing decision, as it goes against traditional gender norms and expectations. It could have been a way for Ricky Williams to challenge societal norms and express his individuality.

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  • 10. 

    What was the first season the Saints played at the Superdome?

    • A.

      1970

    • B.

      1973

    • C.

      1975

    • D.

      1978

    Correct Answer
    C. 1975
    Explanation
    The correct answer is 1975. This suggests that the first season the Saints played at the Superdome was in 1975.

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  • 11. 

    What was the Saints' theme -- etched into baseball bats -- against the Arizona Cardinals in an NFC divisional playoff game Jan. 16 at the Superdome?

    • A.

      Bring the Wood

    • B.

      Deck the Cards

    • C.

      Don't blow it

    • D.

      Who Dat?

    Correct Answer
    A. Bring the Wood
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Bring the Wood". This phrase is commonly used in sports, particularly in baseball, to encourage players to bring their best effort and intensity to the game. In this context, it suggests that the Saints were focused on playing with aggression and determination against the Arizona Cardinals in the NFC divisional playoff game. The phrase "Bring the Wood" implies a strong and forceful approach, indicating that the Saints were determined to dominate their opponents.

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  • 12. 

    What was the Saints' biggest deficit to the Miami Dolphins before they rallied for a 46-34 victory Oct. 25?

    • A.

      17-0

    • B.

      24-3

    • C.

      21-7

    • D.

      17-3

    Correct Answer
    B. 24-3
    Explanation
    The correct answer is 24-3. This means that the Saints were trailing the Miami Dolphins by 21 points before they rallied and eventually won the game with a score of 46-34. This indicates that the Saints were able to overcome a significant deficit and make a comeback to secure the victory.

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  • 13. 

    Who was the team's first head coach?

    • A.

      John North

    • B.

      Tom Fears

    • C.

      Buddy Diliberto

    • D.

      Dick Stanfel

    Correct Answer
    B. Tom Fears
    Explanation
    Tom Fears is the correct answer because he was the team's first head coach.

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  • 14. 

    What running back tandem was known as Thunder and Lightning?

    • A.

      Wayne Wilson/George Rogers

    • B.

      Deuce McAllister/Reggie Bush

    • C.

      Rueben Mayes/Dalton Hilliard

    • D.

      Tony Galbreath/Chuck Muncie

    Correct Answer
    D. Tony Galbreath/Chuck Muncie
    Explanation
    Tony Galbreath and Chuck Muncie were known as the Thunder and Lightning running back tandem. This nickname was given to them because Galbreath was a powerful and bruising runner, representing the thunder, while Muncie was a speedy and elusive runner, representing the lightning. Together, they formed a dynamic duo in the backfield, with Galbreath providing the power and Muncie providing the speed, making them a formidable combination for opposing defenses.

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  • 15. 

    Drew Brees and his son share the same birthday.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    The explanation for the correct answer "True" is that Drew Brees and his son share the same birthday. This means that both Drew Brees and his son were born on the same day, making the statement true.

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  • 16. 

    In his first game as a Saint on Sept. 19, 1971, at Tulane Stadium, Archie Manning scored the winning touchdown on a 1-yard run in a 24-20 victory against the . . . ?

    • A.

      Cleveland Browns

    • B.

      Los Angeles Rams

    • C.

      Philadelphia Eagles

    • D.

      Green Bay Packers

    Correct Answer
    B. Los Angeles Rams
    Explanation
    Archie Manning scored the winning touchdown on a 1-yard run in his first game as a Saint on Sept. 19, 1971, against the Los Angeles Rams at Tulane Stadium.

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  • 17. 

    Who was the first Saints running back to rush for 1,000 yards in a season?

    • A.

      Chuck Muncie

    • B.

      Hokie Gajan

    • C.

      Andy Livingston

    • D.

      Jim Taylor

    Correct Answer
    A. Chuck Muncie
    Explanation
    Chuck Muncie was the first Saints running back to rush for 1,000 yards in a season. This means that Muncie achieved the milestone of running for 1,000 yards in a single season before any other running back in the history of the Saints franchise.

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  • 18. 

    Which Saint has the most touchdowns in a season with 18?

    • A.

      Deuce McAllister

    • B.

      Dalton Hilliard

    • C.

      George Rogers

    • D.

      Gil Fenerty

    Correct Answer
    B. Dalton Hilliard
    Explanation
    Dalton Hilliard is the correct answer because he holds the record for the most touchdowns in a season with 18. Deuce McAllister, George Rogers, and Gil Fenerty are not known for achieving this record.

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  • 19. 

    Who blocked a punt against the Atlanta Falcons on "Monday Night Football" in the Saints' first game at the Superdome post-Hurricane Katrina on Sept. 25, 2006?

    • A.

      Curtis Deloatch

    • B.

      Steve Gleason

    • C.

      Fred McAfee

    • D.

      Mayor C. Ray Nagin

    Correct Answer
    B. Steve Gleason
    Explanation
    Steve Gleason blocked a punt against the Atlanta Falcons on "Monday Night Football" in the Saints' first game at the Superdome post-Hurricane Katrina on Sept. 25, 2006.

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  • 20. 

    A 24-22 loss to the San Francisco 49ers on Oct. 25, 1987, at the Superdome prompted what rant from Coach Jim Mora?

    • A.

      Playoffs, playoffs?

    • B.

      We couldn't do diddly-poo

    • C.

      Coulda, woulda, shoulda

    • D.

      What do you care?

    Correct Answer
    C. Coulda, woulda, shoulda
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Coulda, woulda, shoulda." This rant from Coach Jim Mora was prompted by a 24-22 loss to the San Francisco 49ers on Oct. 25, 1987, at the Superdome. The phrase "Coulda, woulda, shoulda" is often used to express regret or frustration about missed opportunities or what could have been. In this context, it suggests that Coach Mora was expressing his disappointment and frustration about the missed opportunities in the game that could have led to a victory.

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  • 21. 

    Archie Manning's career as a Saint ended when he was traded to the . . . ?

    • A.

      Minnesota Vikings

    • B.

      Houston Oilers

    • C.

      Washington Generals

    • D.

      Chicago Bears

    Correct Answer
    B. Houston Oilers
    Explanation
    Archie Manning's career as a Saint ended when he was traded to the Houston Oilers.

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  • 22. 

    The Saints' first "home" game after Hurricane Katrina was at . . . ?

    • A.

      Tiger Stadium

    • B.

      New Orleans Arena

    • C.

      Giants Stadium

    • D.

      The Alamodome

    Correct Answer
    C. Giants Stadium
    Explanation
    After Hurricane Katrina, the Saints' first "home" game was played at Giants Stadium. This is because their usual home stadium, the Louisiana Superdome, was severely damaged by the hurricane and was not yet ready for use. Therefore, the Saints had to find an alternate location to play their game, and Giants Stadium in New Jersey was chosen as the venue.

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  • 23. 

    Who scored a touchdown on the "River City Relay" at the Jacksonville Jaguars on Dec. 21, 2003?

    • A.

      Deuce McAllister

    • B.

      Donté Stallworth

    • C.

      Jerome Pathon

    • D.

      Aaron Brooks

    Correct Answer
    C. Jerome Pathon
    Explanation
    Jerome Pathon is the correct answer because he scored a touchdown on the "River City Relay" at the Jacksonville Jaguars on Dec. 21, 2003.

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  • 24. 

    Against what team did the Saints notch their first win on "Monday Night Football" on Nov. 11, 1984, at the Superdome?

    • A.

      Kansas City Chiefs

    • B.

      Dallas Cowboys

    • C.

      New England Patriots

    • D.

      Pittsburgh Steelers

    Correct Answer
    D. Pittsburgh Steelers
    Explanation
    The Saints achieved their first win on "Monday Night Football" on November 11, 1984, at the Superdome against the Pittsburgh Steelers.

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  • 25. 

    Which college did receiver Marques Colston attend?

    • A.

      Toledo

    • B.

      Tennessee

    • C.

      Hofstra

    • D.

      LSU

    Correct Answer
    C. Hofstra
    Explanation
    Marques Colston attended Hofstra College.

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  • 26. 

    What was defensive tackle Robert Goff's nickname?

    • A.

      Hollywood

    • B.

      City Champ

    • C.

      Ironhead

    • D.

      Pig

    Correct Answer
    D. Pig
    Explanation
    Robert Goff's nickname was "Pig".

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  • 27. 

    Which team did safety Darren Sharper not score a touchdown against this season?

    • A.

      Jets

    • B.

      Dolphins

    • C.

      Lions

    • D.

      Falcons

    Correct Answer
    D. Falcons
    Explanation
    Darren Sharper did not score a touchdown against the Falcons this season.

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  • 28. 

    Linebacker Sam Mills' occupation before playing in the USFL was a . . .?

    • A.

      Personal trainer

    • B.

      Lawyer

    • C.

      Teacher

    • D.

      Car salesman

    Correct Answer
    C. Teacher
    Explanation
    Before playing in the USFL, Sam Mills' occupation was a teacher.

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  • 29. 

    What team did the Saints defeat in their first game after Hurricane Katrina?

    • A.

      Atlanta Falcons

    • B.

      Dallas Cowboys

    • C.

      Tampa Bay Buccaneers

    • D.

      Carolina Panthers

    Correct Answer
    D. Carolina Panthers
    Explanation
    After Hurricane Katrina, the Saints defeated the Carolina Panthers in their first game. This victory was significant as it symbolized the resilience and determination of the team and the city of New Orleans in the face of adversity. The game served as a source of hope and inspiration for the community, and marked the beginning of the Saints' successful season after the devastating hurricane.

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  • 30. 

    The Saints gave this opponent its first victory in franchise history after starting 0-26.

    • A.

      Seattle Seahawks

    • B.

      Tampa Bay Buccaneers

    • C.

      Jacksonville Jaguars

    • D.

      Carolina Panthers

    Correct Answer
    B. Tampa Bay Buccaneers
    Explanation
    The Tampa Bay Buccaneers is the correct answer because they were given their first victory in franchise history by the Saints after starting 0-26. This means that the Buccaneers had lost their first 26 games as a franchise before finally getting a win against the Saints.

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  • 31. 

    In 1991, Cha-ching was all the rage. How many games in a row did the team win to start the season?

    • A.

      13

    • B.

      9

    • C.

      7

    • D.

      8

    Correct Answer
    C. 7
    Explanation
    The correct answer is 7. This means that the team won 7 games in a row to start the season.

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  • 32. 

    The 1980 Saints had the worst season in franchise history with a 1-15 record. Their lone victory (Dec. 14) was against the . . . ?

    • A.

      New York Jets

    • B.

      Atlanta Falcons

    • C.

      New York Giants

    • D.

      San Diego Chargers

    Correct Answer
    A. New York Jets
    Explanation
    In the 1980 season, the New Orleans Saints had a dismal record of 1-15, making it their worst season in franchise history. Their only win came on December 14th, and it was against the New York Jets. Despite their struggles, the Saints managed to secure a victory against the Jets, providing a small glimmer of success in an otherwise disappointing season.

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  • 33. 

    Who recovered a muffed punt against the St. Louis Rams in an NFC wild-card game Dec. 30, 2000, at the Superdome to secure the Saints' first playoff victory?

    • A.

      Jim Henderson

    • B.

      Brian Milne

    • C.

      Joe Johnson

    • D.

      La'Roi Glover

    Correct Answer
    B. Brian Milne
    Explanation
    Brian Milne recovered a muffed punt against the St. Louis Rams in an NFC wild-card game on December 30, 2000, at the Superdome. This recovery secured the Saints' first playoff victory.

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  • 34. 

    On Nov. 29, 1987, the Saints secured their first winning season by defeating the . . .?

    • A.

      Atlanta Falcons

    • B.

      Seattle Seahawks

    • C.

      Pittsburgh Steelers

    • D.

      Buffalo Bills

    Correct Answer
    C. Pittsburgh Steelers
    Explanation
    On November 29, 1987, the Saints achieved their first winning season by defeating the Pittsburgh Steelers. This victory marked a significant milestone for the team, as it demonstrated their ability to compete and succeed against a formidable opponent. It was a moment of triumph for the Saints and their fans, as they had finally achieved a winning record after years of struggling.

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  • 35. 

    Who leads the Saints in touchdowns scored this season, including the playoffs?

    • A.

      Reggie Bush

    • B.

      Marques Colston

    • C.

      Robert Meachem

    • D.

      Pierre Thomas

    Correct Answer
    A. Reggie Bush
    Explanation
    Reggie Bush leads the Saints in touchdowns scored this season, including the playoffs.

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  • 36. 

    What team did the Saints defeat in their final game played at Tulane Stadium on Dec. 8, 1974?

    • A.

      St. Louis Cardinals

    • B.

      San Francisco 49ers

    • C.

      Washington Redskins

    • D.

      Denver Broncos

    Correct Answer
    A. St. Louis Cardinals
    Explanation
    The correct answer is St. Louis Cardinals. The question is asking about the team that the Saints defeated in their final game played at Tulane Stadium on Dec. 8, 1974. The St. Louis Cardinals were the opposing team in that game.

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  • 37. 

    Who holds the team record for most consecutive games played with 147?

    • A.

      Eric Martin

    • B.

      Kevin Houser

    • C.

      Jim Dombrowski

    • D.

      Albert Connell

    Correct Answer
    C. Jim Dombrowski
    Explanation
    Jim Dombrowski holds the team record for most consecutive games played with 147. This means that he played in 147 consecutive games without missing a single one. Out of the given options, Eric Martin, Kevin Houser, and Albert Connell do not hold this record. Therefore, the correct answer is Jim Dombrowski.

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  • 38. 

    Who was the intended receiver on Robert Meachem's legendary strip-and-score play at the Washington Redskins on Dec. 6?

    • A.

      Jeremy Shockey

    • B.

      David Thomas

    • C.

      Robert Meachem

    • D.

      Marques Colston

    Correct Answer
    A. Jeremy Shockey
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Jeremy Shockey. This is because the question is asking about the intended receiver on Robert Meachem's strip-and-score play at the Washington Redskins on Dec. 6. Since Shockey is listed as one of the options and the question is asking for the intended receiver, it can be inferred that Shockey was the intended receiver on that play.

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  • 39. 

    How many games did the Saints win in their first season (1967), which -- at the time -- tied the record for most victories by an expansion team?

    • A.

      3

    • B.

      4

    • C.

      5

    • D.

      7

    Correct Answer
    A. 3
    Explanation
    In their first season in 1967, the Saints won 3 games, which tied the record for the most victories by an expansion team at that time.

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  • 40. 

    Who was the first player taken by the Saints in the 1967 NFL draft?

    • A.

      Bubba Smith

    • B.

      Billy Kilmer

    • C.

      John Mecom

    • D.

      Les Kelley

    Correct Answer
    D. Les Kelley
    Explanation
    Les Kelley was the first player taken by the Saints in the 1967 NFL draft.

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  • 41. 

    Which team beat the Saints in the 2006 NFC championship game Jan. 21, 2007?

    • A.

      Chicago Bears

    • B.

      New York Giants

    • C.

      St. Louis Rams

    • D.

      Dallas Cowboys

    Correct Answer
    A. Chicago Bears
    Explanation
    In the 2006 NFC championship game on January 21, 2007, the Chicago Bears beat the Saints.

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  • 42. 

    What jersey numbers did the famed Dome Patrol linebackers wear?

    • A.

      50, 51, 56, 58

    • B.

      52, 55, 57, 59

    • C.

      51, 53, 56, 57

    • D.

      51, 52, 53, 54

    Correct Answer
    C. 51, 53, 56, 57
    Explanation
    The famed Dome Patrol linebackers wore jersey numbers 51, 53, 56, and 57.

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  • 43. 

    Which of the following has a Saints player done at least once in history?

    • A.

      Caught 100 passes in a season

    • B.

      Scored two rushing touchdowns in a playoff game

    • C.

      Scored four touchdowns in a game

    • D.

      Had five sacks in a game

    Correct Answer
    C. Scored four touchdowns in a game
    Explanation
    A Saints player has scored four touchdowns in a game at least once in history.

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