Memorable kicks in Saints history Memorable kicks in Saints history Associated Press photo by David J. Phillip -- New Orleans Saints Jaymar Johnson holds as kicker Garrett Hartley kicks the winning field goal during a 31-28 overtime win over the Minnesota Vaikings in the NFC Championship Game on Jan. 24, 2010 in the Superdome. Advocate story Jan. 12, 2014 Comments 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.