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1971 New Orleans Saints (NFL) 4th place National Football Conference Western Division 4-8-2 .333
Head Coach: J.D. Roberts
Defensive Coordinator/Defensive LineJim Champion
LinebackersMarv Matuszak
Offensive LineJim Royer
Offensive CoordinatorKen Shipp
Offensive BacksCharlie Tate
Defensive BacksBud Whitehead
DayDateOpponentScoreLocationVenueAttendanceNotes
Fri8/6/1971ABuffalo Bills10-14LBuffalo, NYWar Memorial Stadium33758
Sat8/14/1971ADallas Cowboys21-36LDallas, TXCotton Bowl73560
Sat8/21/1971HKansas City Chiefs7-27LNew Orleans, LATulane Stadium70459
Sat8/28/1971ASan Diego Chargers7-22LSan Diego, CASan Diego Stadium35405
Sat9/4/1971HPhiladelphia Eagles0-34LNew Orleans, LATulane Stadium60487
Sun9/12/1971HHouston Oilers17-24LNew Orleans, LATulane Stadium60971
Sun9/19/1971HLos Angeles Rams24-20WNew Orleans, LATulane Stadium70915
Sun9/26/1971HSan Francisco 49ers20-38LNew Orleans, LATulane Stadium81595
Sun10/3/1971AHouston Oilers13-13THouston, TXAstrodome47966
Sun10/10/1971AChicago Bears14-35LChicago, ILSoldier Field55049
Sun10/17/1971HDallas Cowboys24-14WNew Orleans, LATulane Stadium83088
Sun10/24/1971AAtlanta Falcons6-28LAtlanta, GAAtlanta-Fulton County Stadium58850
Sun10/31/1971AWashington Redskins14-24LWashington, DCRFK Stadium53041
Sun11/7/1971HOakland Raiders21-21TNew Orleans, LATulane Stadium83102
Sun11/14/1971ASan Francisco 49ers26-20WSan Francisco, CACandlestick Park45138
Sun11/21/1971HMinnesota Vikings10-23LNew Orleans, LATulane Stadium83130
Sun11/28/1971AGreen Bay Packers29-21WMilwaukee, WICounty Stadium48035
Sun12/5/1971ALos Angeles Rams28-45LLos Angeles, CAMemorial Coliseum73610
Sun12/12/1971HCleveland Browns17-21LNew Orleans, LATulane Stadium72794
Sun12/19/1971HAtlanta Falcons20-24LNew Orleans, LATulane Stadium75554
Non-league game. Playoff game. A=Away game. H=Home game. N=Neutral site game. W=Win. L=Loss. T=Tie. OT=Overtime.
NoPlayerPosHtWtAgeCollegeGPGS
46Danny AbramowiczWR6'119726Xavier (Ohio)14
53Dick AbsherLB6'423527Maryland14
38Tony BakerRB5'1122426Iowa State4
34Carlos BellRB6'523824Houston1
36Don BurchfieldTE6'222722Ball State14
3Skip ButlerK6'120024Texas-Arlington2
59Wayne ColmanRLB6'122725Temple14
60Carl CunninghamLLB6'323527Houston13
51John DidionC6'424524Oregon State14
25Al DoddWR6'018226Northwestern State (Louisiana)10
15Charlie DurkeeK5'1116527Oklahoma State120
84Larry EstesLDE-RDE6'625025Alcorn State8
10Julian FaganP6'320523Mississippi140
55Jim FlaniganMLB6'323826Pittsburgh14
28Jim FordRB6'020522Texas Southern9
77Dan GoichDT6'426227West Hills CC; California10
40Hoyle GrangerRB6'122527Mississippi State14
35Bob GreshamRB5'1119523West Virginia13
14Edd HargettQB5'1118724Texas A&M14
30Bill HarrisRB6'019525Colorado1
26Richard HarveyCB6'219026Jackson State3
64Ray HesterLB6'221522Tulane14
78Glen Ray HinesROT6'525828Arkansas14
70Sam HoldenOT6'325824Southern Illinois; Grambling State9
18Hugo HollasLS-RS6'119026Rice14
20Delles HowellRCB6'419723Grambling State14
52John HuardLB6'022027Maine1
43Dave KopayRB6'222029Marquette; Washington10
50Jake KuppLOG6'323630Washington14
11Bivian LeeCB6'320023Prairie View A&M14
89Dave LongRDT6'424527Iowa14
8Archie ManningQB6'320522Mississippi1210
22D'Artagnan MartinLCB6'119022Kentucky State14
74Doug MooersDT6'626524Whittier4
21Reynaud MooreRS-LS6'219022Los Angeles CC; UCLA14
76Don MorrisonLOT6'525722Texas-Arlington14
87Richard NealLDE6'325424Southern University14
41Bob NewlandWR6'219023Oregon14
72Joe OwensRDE6'224425Alcorn State14
83Dave ParksTE6'220230Texas Tech14
82Bob PollardLDT6'324823Texas Southern; Weber State1414
65Remi PrudhommeOL6'425129Louisiana State14
47Virgil RobinsonRB5'1119524Grambling State11
54Tom RousselLLB6'323526Southern Mississippi7
67John ShinnersOG6'225524Xavier (Ohio)14
42Jim StrongRB6'120425Houston14
80Mike WalkerDE6'423522Tulane5
61Del WilliamsROG6'225026Florida State14
23Doug WyattRS6'119525Tulsa12
DRAFT LISTRoundOverallPosCollegeNotes
Archie Manning12QBMississippi
Sam Holden231GGrambling Statefrom HOU
Bivian Lee354DBPrairie View A&M
Carlos Bell482RBHoustonfrom BUF
Wimpy Winther488CMississippifrom WAS
D'Artagnan Martin491DBKentucky Statefrom WAS
Don Morrison498TTexas-Arlingtonfrom LARM
Don Moorhead6132RBMichigan
Larry DiNardo7158GNotre Dame
Bob Newland7172WROregonfrom KC
Jim Elder8194DBSouthern Universityfrom WAS
Bob Gresham8201RBWest Virginiafrom OAK
Tom Williams9210DBWillamette
Rocky Pamplin10239RBHawaiifrom PHI
Bob Pollard11262DEWeber State
Ron Gathright12288DBMorehead State
Don Burchfield13314TEBall State
Bobby Scott14340QBTennessee
Bart Graves15366T-DETulane
Craig Robinson16392THouston
Herman Eben17428WROklahoma Statefrom WAS
SCORING BY QUARTERS1st2nd3rd4th
Team Totals384960119
Opponents Totals868944128
TEAM STATSTOP1ST DOWNSRushPassPen3RD DOWNAttPct4TH DOWNAttPctPENYDS
Team Totals2421051063185869
Opponents Totals2601291102198967
SCORINGTDX1X1APCTFGFGAPCTSAFPTS
Charlie Durkee0242596.0162369.6072
Bob Gresham60000036
Danny Abramowicz50000030
Dave Parks50000030
Archie Manning40000024
Jim Strong30000018
Jim Ford20000012
Virgil Robinson20000012
Skip Butler05683.31520.008
Tony Baker1000006
Hoyle Granger1000006
Edd Hargett1000006
Doug Wyatt1000006
Team Totals31293193.5172860.70266
Opponents Totals444444100.0132650.00347
FIELD GOALSMADEATTPCT1-1920-2930-3940-4950+
Skip Butler1520.00/10/01/20/20/0
Charlie Durkee162369.66/64/46/90/30/1
Team Totals172860.76/74/47/110/50/1
Opponents Totals132650.03/42/44/74/100/2
RUSHINGATTYDSAVGLGTD
Jim Strong954044.3393
Bob Gresham1273833.0186
Jim Ford933794.1352
Archie Manning331725.2174
Hoyle Granger321394.3161
Tony Baker291254.3200
Virgil Robinson29963.3121
Edd Hargett9242.7111
Al Dodd177.070
Bill Harris111.010
Dave Parks2-2-1.0100
Julian Fagan1-17-17.0-170
Team Totals45217113.83918
Opponents Totals49522004.48018
PASSINGATTCOMPCTINCYDSY/ATTY/COMLGTDTD%INTINT%TSYLNYPRTG
Archie Manning1778648.68211646.613.563t63.495.14033283260.1
Edd Hargett2109645.710911915.712.44962.952.41068112363.4
Team Totals38718247.019123556.112.963t123.1143.650400195561.9
Opponents Totals33317552.613824727.414.184206.0206.024234223871.8
RECEIVINGRECYDSAVGLGTD
Danny Abramowicz3765717.863t5
Dave Parks3556816.2425
Bob Newland2131915.2440
Bob Gresham1720311.9370
Jim Strong16784.9140
Al Dodd1529819.9490
Virgil Robinson12534.4171
Hoyle Granger12524.3110
Jim Ford7547.7100
Tony Baker6447.329t1
Don Burchfield33612.0160
Archie Manning1-7-7.0-70
Team Totals182235512.963t12
Opponents Totals175247214.18420
INTERCEPTIONSINTYDSAVGLGTD
Delles Howell512024.0600
Hugo Hollas55611.2250
Doug Wyatt48421.055t1
D'Artagnan Martin35117.0260
Dick Absher12121.0210
Jim Flanigan11010.0100
Wayne Colman100.000
Team Totals2034217.1601
Opponents Totals1417112.2541
PUNTINGNOYDSAVGLGBLTBI20RYDSNYDSNET
Julian Fagan77318841.46404251285737.1
Team Totals77318841.46404251285737.1
Opponents Totals50206141.25903100190138.0
PUNT RETURNSNOFCYDSAVGLGTD
Al Dodd134886.8140
Reynaud Moore21126.090
Danny Abramowicz1400.000
Hugo Hollas0700
Team Totals16161006.3140
Opponents Totals43112515.8280
KICKOFF RETURNSNOFCYDSAVGLGTD
Virgil Robinson1944323.3510
Al Dodd1225221.0280
Reynaud Moore1124622.4310
Jim Strong913414.9200
Bob Gresham36020.0260
Don Burchfield155.050
Dick Absher133.030
Team Totals56114320.4510
Opponents Totals54132624.61052
FUMBLESNOLOSTOWNOPPRECYDSTD
Danny Abramowicz110100
Dick Absher0002200
Tony Baker100000
Wayne Colman0002260
John Didion100000
Al Dodd210100
Jim Flanigan00011150
Jim Ford220200
Hoyle Granger110100
Bob Gresham310100
Edd Hargett120200
Ray Hester0003300
Dave Kopay0001160
Jake Kupp0010100
Bivian Lee0010100
Dave Long0004400
Archie Manning7303-20
D'Artagnan Martin102200
Reynaud Moore100000
Don Morrison0001100
Richard Neal0004400
Bob Newland0001170
Joe Owens0002200
Dave Parks0010100
Bob Pollard0001100
Virgil Robinson210100
John Shinners0001100
Jim Strong520200
Del Williams110100
Team Totals2911182543320
Opponents Totals39251311242
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