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This Day in New Orleans Saints History - October 17

A look back at 50 seasons of Saints history


On October 17, 1971 former New Orleans Saints quarterback Archie Manning rushed for two touchdowns against the Dallas Cowboys.

The Saints defeated the Cowboys 24-20 before 83,088 fans at Tulane Stadium.


The Saints drafted Manning second overall in the first round of the 1971 draft.

Manning went on to play for the Saints from 1971-1982.

He was inducted into the Saints Hall of Fame and the Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame in 1988 and became a member of the Saints Ring of Honor in 2013.

Photos of former Saints quarterback Archie Manning.
Photos by Michael C. Hebert and Associated Press (New Orleans Saints Photos).

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