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1976 New Orleans Saints (NFL) 3rd place National Football Conference Western Division 4-10-0 .286
Head Coach: Hank Stram
Offensive BackfieldJohn Beake
Defensive LineBuck Buchanan
Special TeamsWhitey Campbell
Defensive BacksJim Garrett
ConditioningAlvin Roy
Wide ReceiversSam Rutigliano
LinebackersDoug Shively
Offensive LineDick Stanfel
QuarterbacksDick Wood
DayDateOpponentScoreLocationVenueAttendanceNotes
Sat7/31/1976HPittsburgh Steelers14-24LNew Orleans, LALouisiana Superdome56039
Sun9/12/1976HMinnesota Vikings9-40LNew Orleans, LALouisiana Superdome58156
Sat8/7/1976AHouston Oilers13-10WHouston, TXAstrodome38675
Sun9/19/1976HDallas Cowboys6-24LNew Orleans, LALouisiana Superdome61413
Fri8/13/1976ABuffalo Bills21-14WOrchard Park, NYRich Stadium36110
Sun9/26/1976AKansas City Chiefs27-17WKansas City, MOArrowhead Stadium53918
Fri8/20/1976ABaltimore Colts26-20WOTBaltimore, MDMemorial Stadium38879
Sun10/3/1976HHouston Oilers26-31LNew Orleans, LALouisiana Superdome51973
Sun10/10/1976HAtlanta Falcons30-0WNew Orleans, LALouisiana Superdome51521
Sat8/28/1976HCincinnati Bengals13-10WNew Orleans, LALouisiana Superdome60044
Sun10/17/1976ASan Francisco 49ers3-33LSan Francisco, CACandlestick Park43160
Sat9/4/1976HMiami Dolphins7-20LNew Orleans, LALouisiana Superdome63383
Sun10/24/1976HLos Angeles Rams10-16LNew Orleans, LALouisiana Superdome51984
Sun10/31/1976AAtlanta Falcons20-23LAtlanta, GAAtlanta-Fulton County Stadium33702
Sun11/7/1976AGreen Bay Packers27-32LMilwaukee, WICounty Stadium52936
Sun11/14/1976HDetroit Lions17-16WNew Orleans, LALouisiana Superdome42048
Sun11/21/1976ASeattle Seahawks51-27WSeattle, WAKingdome61865
Sun11/28/1976ALos Angeles Rams14-33LLos Angeles, CAMemorial Coliseum54906
Sun12/5/1976ANew England Patriots6-27LFoxborough, MASchaefer Stadium53592
Sun12/12/1976HSan Francisco 49ers7-27LNew Orleans, LALouisiana Superdome42536
Non-league game. Playoff game. A=Away game. H=Home game. N=Neutral site game. W=Win. L=Loss. T=Tie. OT=Overtime.
NoPlayerPosHtWtAgeCollegeGPGS
45Pete AthasLCB-RS5'1118530Tennessee135
63Steve BaumgartnerRDE6'724525Purdue1413
16Tom BlanchardP6'018528Oregon140
50Ken BordelonLB6'422822Louisiana State120
80Larry BurtonWR6'119325Purdue1412
51Warren CaponeLB6'121825Louisiana State70
51Rusty ChambersLB6'121823Tulane41
24Clarence ChapmanCB5'1017523Eastern Michigan10
85Henry ChildsTE6'222625Kansas State1411
59Wayne ColmanLB6'122730Temple70
44Chuck CristLS-RS6'220525Penn State1414
69Andy DorrisLDEL6'424825New Mexico State146
10Bobby DouglassQB6'322329Kansas116
58Joe FederspielMLB6'223026Kentucky1414
34Tony GalbreathRB6'022822Centerville JC; Missouri1413
78Elois GroomsDE6'425023Tennessee Tech111
56Lee GrossC6'323023Auburn140
65Jeff HartOT6'525223Oregon State140
87Don HerrmannWR6'219529Waynesburg1414
62John HillC6'224626Lehigh1414
30Ernie JacksonLCB5'1017626Duke109
22Benny JohnsonCB5'1117528Johnson C. Smith90
36Drew JonesRB6'221624Washington State21
32Kim JonesRB6'424324Colorado State110
46Jim KearneyS6'220533Prairie View A&M142
55Rick KingreaLB6'122827Tulane140
28Alvin MaxsonRB5'1120125Southern Methodist140
25Leon McQuayRB5'919526Tampa40
57Jim MerloLLB6'122025Fresno CC; Stanford1413
77Marv MontgomeryLOT6'625528Los Angeles Valley JC; Southern California97
74Derland MooreRDT6'426525Oklahoma1414
76Don MorrisonROT6'525727Texas-Arlington1414
42Chuck MuncieRB6'323323Arizona Western JC; California1211
37Tommy MyersRS6'018026Syracuse1412
83Tinker OwensWR5'1117022Oklahoma141
82Bob PollardLDE6'324828Texas Southern; Weber State88
75Elex PriceLDT6'326026Alcorn State1413
71Kurt SchumacherLOG6'324624Ohio State149
12Bobby ScottQB6'120127Tennessee118
84Paul SealTE6'422324Michigan143
29Maurice SpencerRCB6'017624North Carolina Central1414
68Terry StieveLOG6'226322Wisconsin146
33Mike StrachanRB6'019923Iowa State103
15Rich SzaroK5'1120428Harvard140
86Jim ThaxtonTE6'224127Tennessee State111
60Greg WestbrooksRLB6'221823Colorado Mesa; Colorado1414
66Tom WickertLOT6'425224Washington State77
73Jeff WinansLDT6'526525Modesto JC; Southern California31
79Emanuel ZandersROG6'124825Jackson State1413
DRAFT LISTRoundOverallPosCollegeNotes
Chuck Muncie13RBCalifornia
Tony Galbreath232RBMissouri
Bob Simmons377TTexasfrom WAS/SD
Tinker Owens495WROklahoma
Scott Parrish5127TUtah State
Terry Stieve6160GWisconsin
Ed Bauer7201GNotre Damefrom BAL/CHIB/OAK
Craig Cassady8213DBOhio State
Warren Peiffer9240DTIowa
Junior Hardin10269LBEastern Kentucky
Greg Kokal11294QBKent State
Milton Butts12323TNorth Carolina Central
Kenny Downing13350DBMissouri
Rich Hucke14379DEMontana-Western
Steve Seminoff15406DTWichita State
Gene Jones16435TBowling Green State
Scott MacDonald17462TEWest Virginia
SCORING BY QUARTERS1st2nd3rd4thOT
Team Totals23837572
Opponents Totals691166992
TEAM STATSTOP1ST DOWNSRushPassPen3RD DOWNAttPct4TH DOWNAttPctPENYDS
Team Totals22692111236121029.0103901
Opponents Totals275129121258121437.9105883
SCORINGTDX1X1APCTFGFGAPCTSAFPTS
Rich Szaro0252986.2182378.3079
Tony Galbreath80000048
Henry Childs40000024
Larry Burton20000012
Bobby Douglass20000012
Jim Merlo20000012
Chuck Muncie20000012
Mike Strachan20000012
Warren Capone1000006
Alvin Maxson1000006
Tommy Myers1000006
Tinker Owens1000006
Elex Price1000006
Bobby Scott1000006
Jim Thaxton1000006
Team Totals29252986.2182378.30253
Opponents Totals44364481.8141782.42346
FIELD GOALSMADEATTPCT1-1920-2930-3940-4950+
Rich Szaro182378.31/18/84/54/71/2
Team Totals182378.31/18/84/54/71/2
Opponents Totals141782.41/15/55/63/40/1
RUSHINGATTYDSAVGLGTD
Chuck Muncie1496594.4512
Tony Galbreath1365704.274t7
Mike Strachan662583.9312
Alvin Maxson341203.5161
Bobby Douglass21924.4192
Bobby Scott12484.0131
Kim Jones6213.5100
Henry Childs11616.016t1
Drew Jones122.020
Larry Burton3-4-1.340
Paul Seal2-7-3.5-10
Team Totals43117754.174t16
Opponents Totals55422894.13822
PASSINGATTCOMPCTINCYDSY/ATTY/COMLGTDTD%INTINT%TSYLNYPRTG
Bobby Scott19010354.28110655.610.360t42.163.22416290364.5
Bobby Douglass21310348.410212886.012.57441.983.826189109958.2
Tom Blanchard00000118-18
Team Totals40320651.118323535.811.47482.0143.551369198461.2
Opponents Totals36720054.515525146.912.655t184.9123.339312220278.8
RECEIVINGRECYDSAVGLGTD
Tony Galbreath544207.8351
Don Herrmann3453515.7570
Chuck Muncie312728.8330
Henry Childs2634913.446t3
Larry Burton1829716.569t2
Tinker Owens1224120.1741
Paul Seal9728.0150
Jim Thaxton711216.025t1
Alvin Maxson7213.0140
Mike Strachan6223.7140
Kim Jones11414.0140
Bobby Douglass1-2-2.0-20
Team Totals206235311.4748
Opponents Totals200251412.655t18
INTERCEPTIONSINTYDSAVGLGTD
Jim Merlo414235.583t2
Pete Athas22211.0220
Ernie Jackson252.550
Elex Price12323.023t1
Chuck Crist12020.0200
Tommy Myers100.000
Maurice Spencer100.000
Team Totals1221217.783t3
Opponents Totals1414010.0321
PUNTINGNOYDSAVGLGBLTBI20RYDSNYDSNET
Tom Blanchard101397439.3630514742313231.0
Team Totals101397439.3630514742313231.0
Opponents Totals88346939.46711016375289432.9
PUNT RETURNSNOFCYDSAVGLGTD
Pete Athas35103329.5670
Tommy Myers202211.0110
Tony Galbreath2084.040
Leon McQuay2052.5110
Chuck Crist1288.080
Tinker Owens0200
Team Totals42143758.9670
Opponents Totals641074211.660t1
KICKOFF RETURNSNOFCYDSAVGLGTD
Tony Galbreath2039920.0320
Alvin Maxson1119117.4280
Jim Thaxton818523.1410
Leon McQuay815118.9280
Chuck Muncie36923.0280
Clarence Chapman36321.0260
Pete Athas26834.0390
Kurt Schumacher2178.5140
Warren Capone200.000
Jeff Hart11212.0120
Kim Jones11212.0120
Henry Childs166.060
Team Totals62117318.9410
Opponents Totals54135925.2450
FUMBLESNOLOSTOWNOPPRECYDSTD
Pete Athas310100
Steve Baumgartner00022-20
Warren Capone201121
Henry Childs0011200
Chuck Crist0004400
Bobby Douglass100000
Joe Federspiel0002200
Tony Galbreath710100
Ernie Jackson0002200
Jim Kearney0001100
Rick Kingrea00022250
Alvin Maxson320260
Leon McQuay100000
Jim Merlo100000
Don Morrison0011230
Chuck Muncie610100
Tommy Myers1123221
Bob Pollard0002200
Bobby Scott3202-20
Paul Seal100000
Maurice Spencer0005550
Mike Strachan300000
Greg Westbrooks0002250
Emanuel Zanders0010100
Team Totals3221112738642
Opponents Totals38271118292
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