Memorable kicks in Saints history

Five of the most memorable kicks in Saints history (in chronological order):

TOM DEMPSEY

Date : Nov. 8, 1970.

KICK LENGTH: 63 YARDS.

SCORE: SAINTS 19, LIONS 17.

BRIEFLY: DEMPSEY’S MAMMOTH KICK, WHICH WAS AN NFL RECORD AT THE TIME AND STOOD FOR 43 YEARS, CAME AS TIME EXPIRED TO LIFT THE 1-5-1 SAINTS TO A WIN IN J.D. ROBERTS’ HEAD-COACHING DEBUT.

MORTEN ANDERSEN

Date: Dec. 31, 1990.

KICK LENGTH: 24 YARDS.

SCORE: SAINTS 20, RAMS 17.

BRIEFLY: ANDERSEN’S KICK WITH 2 SECONDS LEFT STARTS A WILD NEW YEAR’S EVE PARTY AND PUTS HIS TEAM IN THE PLAYOFFS. HE GOT A SECOND CHANCE WHEN THE RAMS WERE OFFSIDE WHILE BLOCKING HIS FIRST ATTEMPT.

JOHN CARNEY

Date: Sept. 11, 2005.

KICK LENGTH: 47 YARDS.

SCORE: SAINTS 23, PANTHERS 20.

BRIEFLY: IN THEIR FIRST REGULAR-SEASON GAME AFTER HURRICANE KATRINA, CARNEY’S KICK WITH 3 SECONDS TO PLAY GIVES THE SAINTS AN EMOTIONAL VICTORY AFTER THE PANTHERS TIED THE GAME WITH 1:04 REMAINING.

GARRETT HARTLEY

Date: Jan. 24, 2010.

KICK LENGTH: 40 YARDS.

SCORE: SAINTS 31, VIKINGS 28, OT.

BRIEFLY: WITH A SUPER BOWL BERTH ON THE LINE, HARTLEY CALMLY MADE THE KICK AFTER COACH SEAN PAYTON INSTRUCTED HIM TO AIM FOR A FLEUR DE LIS LOGO BEHIND THE UPRIGHTS ON THE LOGE LEVEL.

SHAYNE GRAHAM

Date: Jan. 4, 2014.

Kick length: 32 yards.

Score: Saints 26, Eagles 24.

Briefly: Trailing 24-23, Graham’s fourth field goal on the game’s final play gives the Saints their first true road playoff victory after the offense gets him in range for a historic kick.