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1974 New Orleans Saints (NFL) 3rd place National Football Conference Western Division 5-9-0 .357
Head Coach: John North
Defensive LineBob Cummings
Offensive Backs/Special TeamsBob Ledbetter
QuarterbacksLamar McHan
ReceiversJim Phillips
LinebackersDoug Shively
Defensive BacksBud Whitehead
DayDateOpponentScoreLocationVenueAttendanceNotes
Sat8/3/1974HPittsburgh Steelers7-26LNew Orleans, LATulane Stadium45339
Sat8/10/1974AMiami Dolphins20-45LMiami, FLOrange Bowl41524
Sun8/18/1974ANew England Patriots3-7LFoxborough, MASchaefer Stadium20456
Sat8/24/1974HDallas Cowboys16-7WNew Orleans, LATulane Stadium56563
Sat8/31/1974HNew York Jets24-7WNew Orleans, LATulane Stadium59829
Sat9/7/1974AHouston Oilers24-16WHouston, TXAstrodome35103
Sun9/15/1974HSan Francisco 49ers13-17LNew Orleans, LATulane Stadium59945
Sun9/22/1974ALos Angeles Rams0-24LLos Angeles, CAMemorial Coliseum57314
Sun9/29/1974HAtlanta Falcons14-13WNew Orleans, LATulane Stadium55025
Sun10/6/1974AChicago Bears10-24LChicago, ILSoldier Field45818
Sun10/13/1974ADenver Broncos17-33LDenver, COMile High Stadium50751
Sun10/20/1974AAtlanta Falcons13-3WAtlanta, GAAtlanta-Fulton County Stadium47217
Sun10/27/1974HPhiladelphia Eagles14-10WNew Orleans, LATulane Stadium57136
Sun11/3/1974ADetroit Lions14-19LDetroit, MITiger Stadium43256
Sun11/10/1974HMiami Dolphins0-21LNew Orleans, LATulane Stadium68339
Sun11/17/1974HLos Angeles Rams20-7WNew Orleans, LATulane Stadium35727
Mon11/25/1974HPittsburgh Steelers7-28LNew Orleans, LATulane Stadium69010
Sun12/1/1974AMinnesota Vikings9-29LBloomington, MNMetropolitan Stadium44202
Sun12/8/1974HSt. Louis Cardinals14-0WNew Orleans, LATulane Stadium47172
Sun12/15/1974ASan Francisco 49ers21-35LSan Francisco, CACandlestick Park40418
Exhibition game. Playoff game. A=Away game. H=Home game. N=Neutral site game. W=Win. L=Loss. T=Tie. OT=Overtime.
NoPlayerPosHtWtAgeCollegeGPGS
63Steve BaumgartnerDE6-724523Purdue14
85John BeasleyTE6-323129California14
16Tom BlanchardP6-018526Oregon130
21Greg BoydLS-RS6-220124Arizona4
38Bill ButlerRB6-221224Kansas State14
87Henry ChildsTE6-222623Kansas State10
13Larry CipaQB6-320923Michigan4
55Don ColemanRLB6-222222Michigan14
59Wayne ColmanRLB6-122728Temple14
69Dave DavisWR6-017526Tennessee State7
47Jack DeGrenierRB6-122523Northern Arizona; Texas-Arlington12
51John DidionC6-424527Oregon State14
69Andy DorrisLDE6-424823New Mexico State14
44Chris FarasopoulosRS-LS5-1119025Brigham Young6
58Joe FederspielMLB6-223024Kentucky14
71Paul FersenOT6-526024Georgia1
24Johnny FullerLS6-018228Lamar12
83Len GarrettTE6-323027New Mexico Highlands10
15Donnie GibbsP6-220529Texas Christian1
80Sam HavrilakWR6-219527Bucknell6
30Ernie JacksonLCB5-1017624Duke13
53Rick KingreaMMLB6-122825Tulane14
50Jake KuppLOG6-323633Washington14
67Phil LaPortaOT6-425622Penn State6
39Odell LawsonRB6-221826Langston9
11Bivian LeeRCB6-320026Prairie View A&M13
8Archie ManningQB6-320525Mississippi1111
64Andy MaurerLOG6-325526Oregon5
28Alvin MaxsonRB5-1120123Southern Methodist14
19Bill McClardK5-1020225Arkansas140
80Earl McCullouchWR5-1117428Long Beach CC; Southern California3
27Rod McNeillRB6-222023Southern California11
57Jim MerloLLB6-122023Fresno CC; Stanford14
54Rick MiddletonLLB6-323023Ohio State140
74Derland MooreRDT6-426523Oklahoma1414
25Jerry MooreS6-320825Arkansas9
73John MooringROT-LOT6-625527Tampa11
76Don MorrisonROT6-525725Texas-Arlington11
37Tommy MyersRS6-018024Syracuse1212
41Bob NewlandWR6-219026Oregon14
78Billy NewsomeLDE6-425026Grambling State13
72Joe OwensRDE6-224428Alcorn State14
88Joel ParkerWR6-521522Florida14
34Jess PhillipsRB6-120827Michigan State14
82Bob PollardRDE-LDT6-324826Texas Southern; Weber State1414
75Elex PriceLDT6-326024Alcorn State14
66Rocky RasleyROG6-325127Bakersfield CC; Oregon State14
21Ken ReavesLCB6-320630Norfolk State5
40Terry SchmidtRCB6-017722Ball State99
12Bobby ScottQB6-120125Tennessee51
84Paul SealTE6-422322Michigan14
29Maurice SpencerLCB-RCB6-017622North Carolina Central5
22Howard StevensRB5-516724Randolph-Macon; Louisville14
17Speedy ThomasWR6-117527Laney JC; Utah1
65Dave ThompsonLOT6-427125Clemson14
49Bob WicksWR6-320524Utah State5
86Dick WilliamsWR5-1117022Abilene Christian2
79Emanuel ZandersROG-LOG6-124823Jackson State10
DRAFT LISTRoundOverallPosCollegeNotes
Rick Middleton113LBOhio Statefrom DET
Paul Seal236TEMichigan
Rod McNeill488RBSouthern Californiafrom SF
Joel Parker5113WRFloridafrom SF
Terry Schmidt5121DBBall Statefrom ATL
Alvin Maxson8201RBSouthern Methodistfrom OAK
Phil LaPorta9217TPenn State
Frosty Anderson10235WRNebraskafrom HOU
Tommy Thibodeaux10242GTulane
Kent Merritt11270WRVirginia
Jim Buckmon12295DEPittsburgh
Mike Truax13320LBTulane
Kent Marshall14348DBTexas Christian
Larry Cipa15373QBMichigan
Don Coleman16398LBMichigan
Marvin Williams17426WRWestern Illinois
SCORING BY QUARTERS1st2nd3rd4thOT
Team Totals30643438
Opponents Totals72893369
TEAM STATSTOP1ST DOWNSRushingPassingPenalty3RD DOWN EFFICIENCY4TH DOWN EFFICIENCYPENYDS
Team Totals233117912577/224 34.4%/ %75598
Opponents Totals2261041051770/195 35.9%/ %77690
SCORINGTDX1X1APCTFGFGAPCTSAFPTS
Bill McClard0192095.091656.3046
Joel Parker40000024
Paul Seal40000024
Alvin Maxson30000018
Bob Newland20000012
Jess Phillips20000012
Larry Cipa1000006
Archie Manning1000006
Rod McNeill1000006
Terry Schmidt1000006
Howard Stevens1000006
Team Totals20192095.091656.30166
Opponents Totals34293485.3101758.80263
FIELD GOALSMADEATTPCT1-1920-2930-3940-4950+
Bill McClard91656.30/04/62/41/42/2
Team Totals91656.30/04/62/41/42/2
Opponents Totals101758.82/23/64/61/30/0
RUSHINGATTYDSAVGLGTD
Alvin Maxson1657144.366t2
Jess Phillips1745563.2142
Archie Manning282047.3261
Howard Stevens431904.4251
Jack DeGrenier331103.3100
Rod McNeill22904.1241
Bill Butler21743.5100
Larry Cipa12352.9151
Paul Seal273.56t1
Joel Parker221.060
Bobby Scott111.010
Team Totals50319833.966t9
Opponents Totals44717583.93311
PASSINGATTCOMPCTINCYDSY/ATTY/COMLGTDTD%INTINT%TSYLNYPRTG
Archie Manning26113451.311114295.510.779t62.3166.126172125749.8
Bobby Scott713143.7363665.211.836t45.645.666230455.3
Larry Cipa552036.4352424.412.13000.000.043620650.7
Joel Parker100.0100.000.000.016-639.6
Bill McClard100.0000.000.01100.00000.0
Team Totals38918547.618320375.211.079t102.6215.437276176149.6
Opponents Totals36919352.316023306.312.157174.6164.337291203969.3
RECEIVINGRECYDSAVGLGTD
Alvin Maxson422947.0221
Joel Parker4145511.1584
Paul Seal3246614.6423
Bob Newland2749018.179t2
Howard Stevens13816.2200
Jess Phillips11555.0170
John Beasley58517.0300
Rod McNeill56412.8300
Jack DeGrenier4133.380
Bill Butler231.520
Sam Havrilak12323.0230
Earl McCullouch155.050
Speedy Thomas133.030
Team Totals185203711.079t10
Opponents Totals193233012.15717
INTERCEPTIONSINTYDSAVGLGTD
Ernie Jackson45313.3280
Terry Schmidt4276.824t1
Tommy Myers34314.3210
Wayne Colman11717.0170
Johnny Fuller11616.0160
Chris Farasopoulos11414.0140
Joe Federspiel199.090
Jerry Moore100.000
Team Totals1617911.2281
Opponents Totals2125812.3392
PUNTINGNOYDSAVGLGBLTBI20RYDSNYDSNET
Tom Blanchard88370442.17107
Donnie Gibbs39933.03500
Team Totals91380341.87107906275730.3
Opponents Totals77327442.56707415271935.3
PUNT RETURNSNOFCYDSAVGLGTD
Howard Stevens37737610.2400
Chris Farasopoulos303612.0180
Ernie Jackson2031.530
Rod McNeill1000.000
Team Totals4374159.7400
Opponents Totals59190615.4722
KICKOFF RETURNSNOFCYDSAVGLGTD
Howard Stevens3374922.7410
Jess Phillips712417.7270
Joe Federspiel22010.0120
Rick Middleton2189.0110
Don Coleman2136.590
Ernie Jackson12727.0270
Terry Schmidt12323.0230
Rick Kingrea12222.0220
Odell Lawson12020.0200
Dave Davis11414.0140
Bill Butler11212.0120
Maurice Spencer1-2-2.0-20
Team Totals53104019.6410
Opponents Totals4089422.4520
Team Totals37.0291.0Opponents Totals37.0276.0
FUMBLESNOLOSTOWNOPPRECYDSTD
Steve Baumgartner0001100
Bill Butler200000
Larry Cipa210100
Don Coleman0001170
Wayne Colman0001100
Dave Davis0001100
Andy Dorris0002200
Joe Federspiel0001100
Johnny Fuller0001100
Donnie Gibbs210100
Ernie Jackson0001100
Archie Manning4000-90
Alvin Maxson420220
Rod McNeill110100
Jim Merlo0001100
Billy Newsome0003300
Joe Owens0001100
Jess Phillips300000
Bob Pollard0002200
Elex Price0002200
Terry Schmidt0001100
Paul Seal0020200
Maurice Spencer100000
Howard Stevens730300
Team Totals261610192900
Opponents Totals37191612281
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