Nola by the numbers

4,355
The number of total passing yards by the Saints in the 2009 regular season

106.5 million
The number of people who watched the Saints win Super Bowl XLIV; the largest audience of a televised event in the U.S. ever, surpassing the series finale of “M*A*S*H,” which drew 106 million viewers in 1983

1967
The year the New Orleans Saints was founded

3
Total number of games played by Sean Payton as a professional athlete; all for the Chicago Bears in 1987

34
The number of regular season touchdowns by quarterback and Super Bowl MVP Drew Brees

$3  million
The cost of one 30-second commercial spot during the Super Bowl this year

8
Number of regular season home games for the 2010 season, the 44th season in team franchise, starting with the NFL Kickoff Game against the Minnesota Vikings on Sept. 9

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