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The 2001 New Orleans Saints season saw the team win seven games in a strong division dominated by the Rams and the 49ers. The Saints’ failure to qualify for the postseason meant 2001 would become the seventeenth consecutive time that the team hosting the Super Bowl would not be playing in it.
After the season, Ricky Williams was traded to the Miami Dolphins, allowing rookie Deuce McAllister to become the Saints' primary running back for the next several seasons.