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1972 New Orleans Saints (NFL) 4th place National Football Conference Western Division 2-11-1 .179
Head Coach: J.D. Roberts
Defensive Coordinator/Defensive LineJim Champion
LinebackersMarv Matuszak
Offensive LineJim Royer
Offensive CoordinatorKen Shipp
Offensive BacksBob Whitehead
Defensive BacksBud Whitehead
DayDateOpponentScoreLocationVenueAttendanceNotes
Mon8/7/1972APhiladelphia Eagles13-10WPhiladelphia, PAVeterans Stadium53372
Sat8/12/1972HBuffalo Bills21-24LNew Orleans, LATulane Stadium66762
Sat8/19/1972HDallas Cowboys7-30LNew Orleans, LATulane Stadium81070
Sat8/26/1972HSan Diego Chargers14-16LNew Orleans, LATulane Stadium64506
Sat9/2/1972NPittsburgh Steelers7-56LMemphis, TNLiberty Bowl43302
Sun9/10/1972AHouston Oilers14-14THouston, TXAstrodome44571
Sun9/17/1972ALos Angeles Rams14-34LLos Angeles, CAMemorial Coliseum66303
Mon9/25/1972HKansas City Chiefs17-20LNew Orleans, LATulane Stadium70793
Sun10/1/1972HSan Francisco 49ers2-37LNew Orleans, LATulane Stadium69840
Sun10/8/1972ANew York Giants21-45LNew York, NYYankee Stadium62507
Sun10/15/1972HAtlanta Falcons14-21LNew Orleans, LATulane Stadium66294
Sun10/22/1972ASan Francisco 49ers20-20TSan Francisco, CACandlestick Park59167
Sun10/29/1972HPhiladelphia Eagles21-3WNew Orleans, LATulane Stadium65664
Sun11/5/1972AMinnesota Vikings6-37LBloomington, MNMetropolitan Stadium49784
Sun11/12/1972AAtlanta Falcons20-36LAtlanta, GAAtlanta-Fulton County Stadium58850
Sun11/19/1972ADetroit Lions14-27LDetroit, MITiger Stadium53752
Sun11/26/1972HLos Angeles Rams19-16WNew Orleans, LATulane Stadium64325
Sun12/3/1972ANew York Jets17-18LNew York, NYShea Stadium62496
Sun12/10/1972HNew England Patriots10-17LNew Orleans, LATulane Stadium64889
Sun12/17/1972HGreen Bay Packers20-30LNew Orleans, LATulane Stadium65881
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 AbramowiczWR6'119727Xavier (Ohio)13
26Margene AdkinsWR5'1018325Trinity Valley CC14
36Bob BrownTE6'322529Alcorn State14
38Bill ButlerRB6'221222Kansas State14
59Wayne ColmanRLB6'122726Temple14
75Mike CrangleDE6'424325Cincinnati; Tennessee-Martin13
51John DidionC6'424525Oregon State14
15Charlie DurkeeK5'1116528Oklahoma State60
10Julian FaganP6'320524Mississippi140
58Joe FederspielMLB6'223022Kentucky14
9Happy FellerK5'1118523Texas60
28Jim FordRB6'020523Texas Southern5
45Art GreenRB5'1119823Albany State7
35Bob GreshamRB5'1119524West Virginia14
56Willie HallRLB6'222523Arizona Western JC; Southern California14
14Edd HargettQB5'1118725Texas A&M14
29Billie HayesLCB6'117525Riverside CC; San Diego State14
64Ray HesterLB6'221523Tulane7
78Glen Ray HinesROT6'525829Arkansas14
53Billy HobbsLB6'022026Texas A&M6
18Hugo HollasRS6'119027Rice14
20Delles HowellRCB6'419724Grambling State10
30Ernie JacksonLCB5'1017622Duke10
77Carl JohnsonLOG6'324823Phoenix JC; Nebraska14
50Jake KuppLOG6'323631Washington3
67Bob KuzielC6'525522Pittsburgh1
11Bivian LeeLCB-RCB6'320024Prairie View A&M13
7Toni LinhartK5'1118330Austria Technical20
89Dave LongRDE6'424528Iowa14
8Archie ManningQB6'320523Mississippi1414
74Doug MooersRDT-LDT6'626525Whittier14
76Don MorrisonLOT6'525723Texas-Arlington14
37Tommy MyersRS6'018022Syracuse136
87Richard NealLDE6'325425Southern University14
41Bob NewlandWR6'219024Oregon14
72Joe OwensRDE6'224426Alcorn State14
52Dick PalmerLB6'222625Kentucky6
83Dave ParksTE6'220231Texas Tech12
82Bob PollardLDT-RDT6'324824Texas Southern; Weber State1414
65Remi PrudhommeLOG6'425130Louisiana State5
70Craig RobinsonOT6'425024Houston8
47Virgil RobinsonRB5'1119525Grambling State3
54Tom RousselLLB6'323527Southern Mississippi14
66Royce SmithROG6'326023Georgia10
55Tom StincicMLB6'222926Michigan7
42Jim StrongRB6'120426Houston14
71Faddie TillmanDT6'523024Arizona Western JC; Boise State1
85Cephus WeatherspoonWR6'118224Mesa CC; Fort Lewis1
86Creston WhitakerWR6'218725North Texas2
61Del WilliamsROG-LOG6'225027Florida State8
24Joe WilliamsRB6'019425Wyoming14
68Wimpy WintherC6'426025Mississippi5
23Doug WyattLS6'119526Tulsa14
DRAFT LISTRoundOverallPosCollegeNotes
Royce Smith18GGeorgia
Willie Hall231LBSouthern Californiafrom HOU
Bob Kuziel360CPittsburgh
Tommy Myers374DBSyracusefrom BAL/OAK
Mike Crangle485DETennessee-Martin
Joe Federspiel499LBKentuckyfrom WAS/LARM/PHI
Mike Coleman4101DEKnoxville
Bill Butler5111RBKansas Statefrom GB
Carl Johnson5112TNebraska
Bob Davies5126DBSouth Carolinafrom BAL
Wayne Dorton6137GArkansas State
Curt Watson6150RBTennesseefrom OAK
Ernie Jackson7164DBDuke
Ronnie Vinson8189WRAbilene Christian
Kent Branstetter9216DTHouston
Andy Kupp10241GIdaho
Paul Dongieux11267LBMississippi
Steve Lockhart12293TEArkansas State
Cephus Weatherspoon13320WRFort Lewis
Steve Barrios14345WRTulane
Rusty Lachaussee15372QBTulane
Joe Balthrop16397GTennessee
Dick Graham17424WROklahoma State
SCORING BY QUARTERS1st2nd3rd4th
Team Totals37455479
Opponents Totals781376878
TEAM STATSTOP1ST DOWNSRushPassPen3RD DOWNAttPct4TH DOWNAttPctPENYDS
Team Totals22673123206819634.769585
Opponents Totals251107129158320241.178711
SCORINGTDX1X1APCTFGFGAPCTSAFPTS
Edd Hargett0010.00000
Danny Abramowicz70000042
Dave Parks60000036
Happy Feller0101190.961154.5028
Charlie Durkee099100.03933.3018
Bob Gresham30000018
Bill Butler20000012
Archie Manning20000012
Bob Newland20000012
Toni Linhart055100.02540.0011
Bob Brown1000006
Ernie Jackson1000006
Richard Neal1000006
Doug Wyatt1000006
Joe Owens0000012
Team Totals26242692.3112544.01215
Opponents Totals383838100.0314372.11361
FIELD GOALSMADEATTPCT1-1920-2930-3940-4950+
Charlie Durkee3933.31/10/12/30/40/0
Happy Feller61154.51/11/23/41/40/0
Toni Linhart2540.01/11/20/00/20/0
Team Totals112544.03/32/55/71/100/0
Opponents Totals314372.14/46/817/194/110/1
RUSHINGATTYDSAVGLGTD
Bob Gresham1213813.1233
Archie Manning633515.6182
Bill Butler542334.3270
Jim Strong371203.290
Joe Williams31722.3110
Art Green14513.6140
Jim Ford11282.590
Virgil Robinson510.250
Dave Parks1-7-7.0-70
Team Totals33712303.6275
Opponents Totals48220894.34515
PASSINGATTCOMPCTINCYDSY/ATTY/COMLGTDTD%INTINT%TSYLNYPRTG
Archie Manning44823051.319727816.212.166t184.0214.743347243464.6
Bob Gresham100.0100.000.000.000039.6
Team Totals44923051.219827816.212.166t184.0214.743347243464.5
Opponents Totals36721358.014025967.112.281215.7143.824194240283.1
RECEIVINGRECYDSAVGLGTD
Bob Newland4757912.342t2
Danny Abramowicz3866817.6517
Dave Parks3254216.966t6
Bob Gresham291926.6540
Bill Butler252269.0212
Joe Williams161167.3320
Jim Strong141238.8160
Bob Brown1117515.9341
Margene Adkins99610.7380
Art Green7497.0150
Jim Ford199.090
Creston Whitaker166.060
Team Totals230278112.166t18
Opponents Totals213259612.28121
INTERCEPTIONSINTYDSAVGLGTD
Bivian Lee46516.3320
Ernie Jackson34113.7310
Tommy Myers300.000
Tom Roussel2157.5110
Hugo Hollas11414.0140
Delles Howell166.060
Team Totals1414110.1320
Opponents Totals2134916.6641
PUNTINGNOYDSAVGLGBLTBI20RYDSNYDSNET
Julian Fagan71289940.87115281251835.5
Team Totals71289940.87115281251836.0
Opponents Totals52204539.3703443192239.2
PUNT RETURNSNOFCYDSAVGLGTD
Tommy Myers915434.8100
Margene Adkins7200.040
Team Totals1617432.7100
Opponents Totals36142817.8340
KICKOFF RETURNSNOFCYDSAVGLGTD
Margene Adkins43102023.7610
Art Green818723.4580
Jim Strong45313.3220
Joe Williams22311.5150
Hugo Hollas294.590
Bill Butler11414.0140
Bob Newland166.060
Remi Prudhomme100.000
Team Totals62131221.2610
Opponents Totals50112922.6480
FUMBLESNOLOSTOWNOPPRECYDSTD
Danny Abramowicz110100
Margene Adkins410100
Bill Butler310100
John Didion1000-290
Julian Fagan1202-60
Art Green0010100
Bob Gresham500000
Ray Hester0002200
Hugo Hollas121300
Ernie Jackson00011851
Carl Johnson0010100
Archie Manning940400
Doug Mooers0001100
Tommy Myers101100
Richard Neal0001100
Bob Newland100000
Bob Pollard0002210
Remi Prudhomme100000
Tom Roussel0001100
Jim Strong100000
Del Williams0010100
Joe Williams411200
Doug Wyatt00022451
Team Totals3318151328962
Opponents Totals27131316290
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