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1977 New Orleans Saints (NFL) 4th place National Football Conference Western Division 3-11-0 .214
Head Coach: Hank Stram
Offensive BacksJohn Beake
Defensive LineBuck Buchanan
Special TeamsWhitey Campbell
Defensive BacksJim Garrett
Quality ControlRich Kotite
LinebackersDick Nolan
Wide ReceiversSam Rutigliano
Offensive LineDick Stanfel
QuarterbacksDick Wood
DayDateOpponentScoreLocationVenueAttendanceNotes
Sat8/6/1977AChicago Bears20-14WChicago, ILSoldier Field55163
Sat8/13/1977HNew York Giants23-7WNew Orleans, LALouisiana Superdome49900
Sat8/20/1977HBuffalo Bills20-17WNew Orleans, LALouisiana Superdome66282
Sat8/27/1977HNew York Jets14-20LNew Orleans, LALouisiana Superdome49455
Sat9/3/1977AMiami Dolphins17-10WMiami, FLOrange Bowl39970
Sat9/10/1977HHouston Oilers20-16WNew Orleans, LALouisiana Superdome49964
Sun9/18/1977HGreen Bay Packers20-24LNew Orleans, LALouisiana Superdome56250
Sun9/25/1977ADetroit Lions19-23LPontiac, MIPontiac Silverdome51458
Sun10/2/1977AChicago Bears42-24WChicago, ILSoldier Field51488
Sun10/9/1977HSan Diego Chargers0-14LNew Orleans, LALouisiana Superdome53942
Sun10/16/1977ALos Angeles Rams7-14LLos Angeles, CAMemorial Coliseum46045
Sun10/23/1977ASt. Louis Cardinals31-49LSt. Louis, MOBusch Memorial Stadium48417
Sun10/30/1977HLos Angeles Rams27-26WNew Orleans, LALouisiana Superdome59023
Sun11/6/1977APhiladelphia Eagles7-28LPhiladelphia, PAVeterans Stadium53482
Sun11/13/1977HSan Francisco 49ers7-10LOTNew Orleans, LALouisiana Superdome41654
Sun11/20/1977HAtlanta Falcons21-20WNew Orleans, LALouisiana Superdome43135
Sun11/27/1977ASan Francisco 49ers17-20LSan Francisco, CACandlestick Park33702
Sun12/4/1977HNew York Jets13-16LNew Orleans, LALouisiana Superdome40464
Sun12/11/1977HTampa Bay Buccaneers14-33LNew Orleans, LALouisiana Superdome40124
Sun12/18/1977AAtlanta Falcons7-35LAtlanta, GAAtlanta-Fulton County Stadium36895
Exhibition game. Playoff game. A=Away game. H=Home game. N=Neutral site game. W=Win. L=Loss. T=Tie. OT=Overtime.
NoPlayerPosHtWtAgeCollegeGPGS
63Steve BaumgartnerDE-DT6-724526Purdue50
16Tom BlanchardP6-018529Oregon140
50Ken BordelonLB6-422823Louisiana State140
25Wade BosargeS5-1017522Tulsa50
36Greg BoykinRB6-022524Northwestern140
80Larry BurtonWR6-119326Purdue11
73Joe CampbellLDE6-625022Maryland146
23Craig CassadyS5-1117524Ohio State123
24Clarence ChapmanRCB5-1017524Eastern Michigan1414
85Henry ChildsTE6-222626Kansas State1310
44Chuck CristFS-SS6-220526Penn State1414
66Oakley DaltonDT6-628525Jackson State10
10Bobby DouglassQB6-322330Kansas42
58Joe FederspielMLB6-223027Kentucky1414
72Mike FultzLDT-RDT6-527823Nebraska125
34Tony GalbreathRB6-022823Centerville JC; Missouri1414
41John GilliamWR6-119032South Carolina State108
78Elois GroomsRDE-LDE6-425024Tennessee Tech1414
56Lee GrossC6-323024Auburn90
87Don HerrmannWR6-219530Waynesburg1313
62John HillC6-224627Lehigh1414
70Dave HubbardOT6-727022Brigham Young50
54Pat HughesRLB6-223130Boston University148
30Ernie JacksonLCB5-1017627Duke1111
32Kim JonesRB6-424325Colorado State140
53Rick KingreaLB6-122828Tulane140
64Dave LafaryOT6-728022Purdue100
8Archie ManningQB6-320528Mississippi109
40Jim MarsalisFS-SS5-1119432Tennessee State123
84Rich MautiWR6-019523Nassau JC; Penn State144
57Jim MerloLLB6-122026Fresno CC; Stanford1414
77Marv MontgomeryLOT6-625529Los Angeles Valley JC; Southern California1414
74Derland MooreRDT6-426526Oklahoma1010
76Don MorrisonROT6-525728Texas-Arlington1414
42Chuck MuncieRB6-323324Arizona Western JC; California1411
37Tommy MyersSS-FS6-018027Syracuse1210
88Joel ParkerWR6-521525Florida10
82Bob PollardLDE-RDT-LDT6-324829Texas Southern; Weber State1412
75Elex PriceLDT6-326027Alcorn State119
71Kurt SchumacherLOG6-324625Ohio State144
12Bobby ScottQB6-120128Tennessee53
26Jimmy StewartSS5-1119023Tulsa91
68Terry StieveLOG6-226323Wisconsin1410
33Mike StrachanRB6-019924Iowa State133
15Rich SzaroK5-1120429Harvard140
86Jim ThaxtonTE6-224128Tennessee State146
67John WatsonOT6-424428Oklahoma50
60Greg WestbrooksRLB6-221824Colorado Mesa; Colorado76
89Lenny WillisWR5-1118024Nebraska Southern JC; Ohio State70
65Robert WoodsOT6-325327Tennessee State40
79Emanuel ZandersROG6-124826Jackson State1414
DRAFT LISTRoundOverallPosCollegeNotes
Joe Campbell17DEMaryland
Mike Fultz234DTNebraska
Bob Watts364LBBoston College
Dave Lafary5118TPurdue
Dave Hubbard5136TBrigham Youngfrom BAL
Cliff Parsley6147POklahoma State
Tom Schick6162GMarylandfrom LARM
Greg Boykin7174RBNorthwestern
Jimmy Stewart8201DBTulsa
Dave Knowles9231TIndiana
Rafael Septien10258KLouisiana-Lafayette
John Blain11285TSan Jose State
Oakley Dalton12315DEJackson State
SCORING BY QUARTERS1st2nd3rd4thOT
Team Totals2010538690
Opponents Totals6911162913
TEAM STATSTOP1ST DOWNSRushPassPen3RD DOWNAttPct4TH DOWNAttPctPENYDS
Team Totals22311596127120135.386794
Opponents Totals272153103168921541.4104972
SCORINGTDX1X1APCTFGFGAPCTSAFPTS
Henry Childs90000054
Rich Szaro0293193.551241.7044
Chuck Muncie70000042
Archie Manning50000030
Tony Galbreath30000018
Clarence Chapman1000006
John Gilliam1000006
Elois Grooms1000006
Jim Merlo1000006
Tommy Myers1000006
Bob Pollard1000006
Jim Thaxton1000006
(Team)0000012
Team Totals31293193.551241.71232
Opponents Totals42394292.9152462.50336
FIELD GOALSMADEATTPCT1-1920-2930-3940-4950+
Rich Szaro51241.70/03/42/30/20/0
Team Totals51241.70/03/42/30/20/0
Opponents Totals152462.51/25/73/66/60/2
RUSHINGATTYDSAVGLGTD
Chuck Muncie2018114.0366
Tony Galbreath1686443.8263
Mike Strachan552714.9180
Archie Manning392706.9275
Bobby Douglass22311.5200
Kim Jones8232.980
Bobby Scott4112.890
Jim Thaxton1-3-3.0-30
Greg Boykin5-9-1.840
Don Herrmann1-17-17.0-170
Team Totals48420244.23614
Opponents Totals62327294.48021
PASSINGATTCOMPCTINCYDSY/ATTY/COMLGTDTD%INTINT%TSYLNYPRTG
Archie Manning20511355.18312846.311.459t83.994.43628899668.8
Bobby Scott823643.9385166.314.353t33.789.854347337.5
Bobby Douglass311651.6121304.28.13113.239.752910133.7
Tom Blanchard3133.3131.03.03t133.3133.300342.4
Team Totals32116651.713419336.011.659t134.0216.546360157356.5
Opponents Totals29015453.112621277.313.858155.2103.427234189379.8
RECEIVINGRECYDSAVGLGTD
Tony Galbreath412656.5300
Henry Childs3351815.759t9
Don Herrmann3240812.8390
Chuck Muncie2124811.835t1
Jim Thaxton1421115.1411
John Gilliam1113312.1231
Rich Mauti47117.8230
Mike Strachan3268.7100
Greg Boykin3217.090
Larry Burton11313.0130
Kim Jones199.090
Joel Parker177.070
Elois Grooms133.03t1
Team Totals166193311.659t13
Opponents Totals154212713.85815
INTERCEPTIONSINTYDSAVGLGTD
Chuck Crist461.560
Jim Merlo15757.057t1
Clarence Chapman11616.0160
Pat Hughes122.020
Tommy Myers122.020
Ernie Jackson100.000
Jim Marsalis100.000
Team Totals10838.357t1
Opponents Totals2139218.772t4
PUNTINGNOYDSAVGLGBLTBI20RYDSNYDSNET
Tom Blanchard82347442.46621111604265031.5
Bobby Scott39531.73400009531.7
Team Totals87356941.06621111604274531.6
Opponents Totals75290938.8541815281246832.9
PUNT RETURNSNOFCYDSAVGLGTD
Rich Mauti37102817.6330
Team Totals37102817.6330
Opponents Totals51960411.888t2
KICKOFF RETURNSNOFCYDSAVGLGTD
Clarence Chapman1538525.792t1
Rich Mauti2760922.6380
Lenny Willis814818.5270
Greg Boykin57615.2240
Joe Campbell23316.5200
Kim Jones22311.5130
Rick Kingrea22110.5210
Jimmy Stewart13333.0330
Chuck Muncie11919.0190
Jim Thaxton088L0
Team Totals63135521.592t1
Opponents Totals45107523.9600
FUMBLESNOLOSTOWNOPPRECYDSTD
Greg Boykin0010100
Joe Campbell0002200
Craig Cassady0001180
Clarence Chapman00011-10
Chuck Crist101100
Bobby Douglass100000
Tony Galbreath300000
Elois Grooms0002200
Lee Gross0001100
Don Herrmann100000
John Hill0010100
Pat Hughes0001100
Ernie Jackson0010100
Archie Manning510100
Rich Mauti200000
Jim Merlo0002230
Derland Moore0002200
Don Morrison0010120
Chuck Muncie300000
Bob Pollard00022521
Terry Stieve0010100
Mike Strachan400000
Emanuel Zanders0010100
Team Totals201371522641
Opponents Totals29151311240
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