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1975 New Orleans Saints (NFL) 4th place National Football Conference Western Division 2-12-0 .143
Head Coach: John North (1-5); Ernie Hefferle (1-7)
Special TeamsBilly Ray Barnes
Defensive LineBob Cummings
Offensive LineC.W. Hewgley
Offensive BacksBob Ledbetter
QuarterbacksLamar McHan
ReceiversJim Phillips
LinebackersDoug Shively
Defensive BacksBud Whitehead
DayDateOpponentScoreLocationVenueAttendanceNotes
Sat8/9/1975HHouston Oilers7-13LNew Orleans, LALouisiana Superdome72434
Sat8/16/1975HDenver Broncos24-21WNew Orleans, LALouisiana Superdome40089
Sat8/23/1975HMiami Dolphins10-20LNew Orleans, LALouisiana Superdome61253
Sat8/30/1975HBaltimore Colts27-3WNew Orleans, LALouisiana Superdome60643
Sat9/6/1975APittsburgh Steelers13-24LPittsburgh, PAThree Rivers Stadium47341
Sat9/13/1975ACincinnati Bengals0-20LCincinnati, OHRiverfront Stadium48453
Sun9/21/1975AWashington Redskins3-41LWashington, DCRFK Stadium54414
Sun9/28/1975HCincinnati Bengals0-21LNew Orleans, LALouisiana Superdome52637
Sun10/5/1975AAtlanta Falcons7-14LAtlanta, GAAtlanta-Fulton County Stadium29444
Sun10/12/1975HGreen Bay Packers20-19WNew Orleans, LALouisiana Superdome51371
Sun10/19/1975ASan Francisco 49ers21-35LSan Francisco, CACandlestick Park39990
Sun10/26/1975ALos Angeles Rams14-38LLos Angeles, CAMemorial Coliseum54723
Sun11/2/1975HAtlanta Falcons23-7WNew Orleans, LALouisiana Superdome49342
Sun11/9/1975AOakland Raiders10-48LOakland, CAOakland-Alameda County Coliseum51267
Sun11/16/1975HMinnesota Vikings7-20LNew Orleans, LALouisiana Superdome52765
Sun11/23/1975HSan Francisco 49ers6-16LNew Orleans, LALouisiana Superdome40328
Sun11/30/1975ACleveland Browns16-17LCleveland, OHCleveland Stadium44753
Sun12/7/1975HLos Angeles Rams7-14LNew Orleans, LALouisiana Superdome39958
Sun12/14/1975ANew York Giants14-28LNew York, NYShea Stadium40150
Sun12/21/1975HChicago Bears17-42LNew Orleans, LALouisiana Superdome33371
Exhibition game. Playoff game. A=Away game. H=Home game. N=Neutral site game. W=Win. L=Loss. T=Tie. OT=Overtime.
NoPlayerPosHtWtAgeCollegeGPGS
86Mel BakerWR6-018925Texas Southern2
63Steve BaumgartnerRDE6-724524Purdue1414
16Tom BlanchardP6-018527Oregon140
80Larry BurtonWR6-119324Purdue1311
51Rusty ChambersLB6-121822Tulane120
89Gil ChapmanWR5-918022Michigan90
85Henry ChildsTE6-222624Kansas State140
13Larry CipaQB6-320924Michigan41
55Don ColemanLLB6-222223Michigan1312
44Chuck CristLS-RS6-220524Penn State88
51Sylvester CroomC6-023521Alabama11
32Jimmy DeRattS6-020322North Carolina60
69Andy DorrisLDE6-424824New Mexico State1313
58Joe FederspielMLB6-223025Kentucky1414
24Johnny FullerLS-RS6-018229Lamar1111
83Len GarrettTE6-323028New Mexico Highlands10
78Elois GroomsDE6-425022Tennessee Tech100
56Lee GrossC-OG6-323022Auburn90
83Andy HamiltonWR6-319025Louisiana State99
87Don HerrmannWR6-219528Waynesburg3
62John HillC6-224625Lehigh1413
30Ernie JacksonLCB5-1017625Duke135
36Drew JonesRB6-221623Washington State13
53Rick KingreaLLB6-122826Tulane142
62Jake KuppLOG6-323634Washington1414
39Morris LaGrandRB6-122022Tampa20
67Phil LaPortaLOT6-425623Penn State147
11Bivian LeeRCB6-320027Prairie View A&M1111
52Mike LemonLB6-222024Ellsworth CC; Kansas20
8Archie ManningQB6-320526Mississippi1313
28Alvin MaxsonRB5-1120124Southern Methodist1313
19Bill McClardK5-1020226Arkansas30
27Rod McNeillRB6-222024Southern California14
54Rick MiddletonRLB6-323024Ohio State1414
74Derland MooreRDT6-426524Oklahoma1412
77Chris MorrisROT6-325026Indiana61
76Don MorrisonROT6-525726Texas-Arlington1313
37Tommy MyersRS6-018025Syracuse99
72Joe OwensDE6-224429Alcorn State141
88Joel ParkerWR6-521523Florida77
82Bob PollardLDT6-324827Texas Southern; Weber State1414
75Elex PriceDT6-326025Alcorn State142
26Steve RogersRB6-220322Louisiana State130
40Terry SchmidtLCB6-017723Ball State139
71Kurt SchumacherOG6-324623Ohio State130
12Bobby ScottQB6-120126Tennessee10
84Paul SealTE6-422323Michigan1414
29Maurice SpencerRCB6-017623North Carolina Central143
33Mike StrachanRB6-019922Iowa State1111
15Rich SzaroK5-1120427Harvard110
65Dave ThompsonLOT6-427126Clemson77
60Greg WestbrooksLB6-221822Colorado Mesa; Colorado142
66Tom WickertOT6-425223Washington State10
79Emanuel ZandersROG6-124824Jackson State1414
DRAFT LISTRoundOverallPosCollegeNotes
Larry Burton17WRPurdue
Kurt Schumacher112TOhio Statefrom NYJ
Lee Gross232CAuburn
Drew Jones360RBWashington State
Elois Grooms363DETennessee Techfrom DET/MIN
John Starkebaum492DBNebraskafrom PHI
Charles Hall499DETulanefrom STL
Mike Lemon6149LBKansasfrom BUF
Steve Rogers7163RBLouisiana State
Mike Strachan9216RBIowa State
Chuck Heater10241RBMichigan
Danny Lee11266PLouisiana-Monroe
Ron Gustafson12294WRNorth Dakota
Jim Upchurch13319RBArizona
Randy Rhino14344DBGeorgia Tech
Grant Burget15372RBOklahoma
Mike McDonald16397LBCatawba
Greg Westbrooks17422LBColorado
SCORING BY QUARTERS1st2nd3rd4thOT
Team Totals16484061
Opponents Totals979760106
TEAM STATSTOP1ST DOWNSRushPassPen3RD DOWNAttPct4TH DOWNAttPctPENYDS
Team Totals21510982247421534.471527
Opponents Totals151105125219220744.477726
SCORINGTDX1X1APCTFGFGAPCTSAFPTS
Rich Szaro01717100.0101662.5047
Rod McNeill40000024
Alvin Maxson30000018
Larry Burton20000012
Joel Parker20000012
Mike Strachan20000012
Rusty Chambers1000006
Don Herrmann1000006
Drew Jones1000006
Archie Manning1000006
Tommy Myers1000006
Paul Seal1000006
Bill McClard011100.01520.004
(Team)0010.00000
Team Totals19181994.7112152.40165
Opponents Totals48444891.781266.72360
FIELD GOALSMADEATTPCT1-1920-2930-3940-4950+
Bill McClard1520.00/00/10/21/20/0
Rich Szaro101662.51/14/43/41/51/2
Team Totals112152.41/14/53/62/71/2
Opponents Totals81266.70/01/25/72/30/0
RUSHINGATTYDSAVGLGTD
Mike Strachan1616684.1212
Alvin Maxson1393712.7143
Rod McNeill612063.4172
Archie Manning331865.6161
Drew Jones421082.6181
Steve Rogers17623.6220
Mel Baker12121.0210
Paul Seal11010.0100
Larry Burton284.050
Larry Cipa620.330
Team Totals46316423.5229
Opponents Totals50719303.85415
PASSINGATTCOMPCTINCYDSY/ATTY/COMLGTDTD%INTINT%TSYLNYPRTG
Archie Manning33815947.015916835.010.671t72.1205.949390129344.3
Bobby Scott17847.18965.612.03300.015.91128440.3
Larry Cipa371437.8201824.913.02812.738.131416829.3
Team Totals39218146.218719615.010.871t82.0246.153416154542.7
Opponents Totals35420658.213225877.312.660257.1164.528200238785.7
RECEIVINGRECYDSAVGLGTD
Alvin Maxson412345.7330
Mike Strachan302247.5270
Paul Seal2841414.8381
Rod McNeill181387.7172
Larry Burton1630519.171t2
Andy Hamilton1221017.5440
Henry Childs1017917.9380
Drew Jones10525.2120
Joel Parker912313.732t2
Don Herrmann34715.7281
Mel Baker22613.0170
Gil Chapman177.070
Steve Rogers122.020
Team Totals181196110.871t8
Opponents Totals206258712.66025
INTERCEPTIONSINTYDSAVGLGTD
Tommy Myers58316.6290
Chuck Crist36923.0420
Ernie Jackson24824.0460
Bivian Lee22211.0190
Terry Schmidt13737.0370
Greg Westbrooks12121.0210
Rick Kingrea11414.0140
Rick Middleton100.000
Maurice Spencer01111L0
Team Totals1630519.1460
Opponents Totals2436715.3402
PUNTINGNOYDSAVGLGBLTBI20RYDSNYDSNET
Tom Blanchard92377641.061316675278130.2
Team Totals92377641.061316675278131.2
Opponents Totals75320542.763011370261534.9
PUNT RETURNSNOFCYDSAVGLGTD
Gil Chapman17320712.2420
Terry Schmidt110766.9170
Tommy Myers101707.0160
Jimmy DeRatt21178.5100
Maurice Spencer1000.000
Team Totals4153709.0420
Opponents Totals61067511.1651
KICKOFF RETURNSNOFCYDSAVGLGTD
Gil Chapman2861421.9360
Rod McNeill1027627.6880
Alvin Maxson610317.2240
Steve Rogers69816.3190
Mike Strachan59118.2330
Maurice Spencer56813.6190
Terry Schmidt25427.0340
Rusty Chambers11515.0150
Team Totals63131920.9880
Opponents Totals42107325.5931
FUMBLESNOLOSTOWNOPPRECYDSTD
Steve Baumgartner0002200
Tom Blanchard0010100
Rusty Chambers00011381
Gil Chapman100000
Larry Cipa320200
Andy Dorris0001100
Joe Federspiel0005580
Johnny Fuller0001120
John Hill0010110
Ernie Jackson0001100
Drew Jones100000
Rick Kingrea0003370
Bivian Lee100000
Archie Manning710100
Alvin Maxson400000
Rod McNeill630300
Rick Middleton0010100
Chris Morris0010100
Tommy Myers2033231
Joe Owens0001100
Bob Pollard0002200
Steve Rogers0002200
Terry Schmidt330300
Kurt Schumacher0001100
Maurice Spencer0010100
Mike Strachan410100
Dave Thompson1000-250
Team Totals3318152338542
Opponents Totals43232016364
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