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New Orleans Saints: From the Aints to Bountygate, Franchise Not Lacking in Drama

It was the first game in franchise history, and John Gilliam returned the opening kickoff for a touchdown. The New Orleans Saints franchise started off with a bang, and the drama has continued ever since. For a franchise that has been in existence for only 45 years, the Saints have had more memorable moments—good and bad—than most more established franchises. In the early years, the Saints struggled to win games, but that didn't stop them from setting NFL records.
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