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This Day in New Orleans Saints History - October 17

A look back at 50 seasons of Saints history

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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.

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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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