<span style=""> <span style="text-decoration: underline;">THE COACHES </span>
<span style="">New Orleans Saints </span>Head Coach Sean Payton has posted a record of 38-26 in the regular season and 1-1 in the postseason.
He is the lone head coach in club history to open a season with 13 straight wins and post a 13-game winning streak, and has the top all-time winning percentage (.594) for a Saints head coach. His 19-13 (.594) road mark is the top winning percentage in club history.
Payton has recorded a 29-19 (.604) mark vs. NFC opponents. In 2006, he took the Saints to the NFC Championship and was named the NFL Coach of the Year by most major media outlets. Payton was hired as
New Orleans' 14th head coach on January 18, 2006, after serving on the Dallas Cowboys coaching staff from 2003-2005. He has successfully overtaken a rebuilding project by reshaping the majority of the team's roster. Prior to joining the Cowboys, Payton served on the New York Giants staff from 1999-2002, including the final three seasons as offensive coordinator. A Super Bowl berth highlighted his tenure in his first full season in New York as offensive coordinator. Payton's prior NFL coaching experience came as quarterbacks coach for the Philadelphia Eagles from 1997-98.
Arizona Cardinals Head Coach Ken Whisenhunt is in his third year in Arizona after ten years of experience as an NFL assistant coach. In his second season as head coach, he led the Cardinals to a Super Bowl appearance. Whisenhunt owns an overall head coaching record of 30-22 (.577).
Whisenhunt also played nine seasons in the league as a tight end and H-Back. He spent the last three campaigns as the offensive coordinator for the Pittsburgh Steelers and helped the team to a victory in Super Bowl XL. Before coming to Arizona, Whisenhunt served six seasons as an assistant on Bill Cowher's staff with the Steelers, the first three as tight ends coach and the last three as offensive coordinator.