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1978 New Orleans Saints (NFL) 3rd place National Football Conference Western Division 7-9-0 .438
Head Coach: Dick Nolan
LinebackersEd Beard
Special TeamsWhitey Campbell
Defensive BacksChet Franklin
Offensive Coordinator/Offensive BackfieldEd Hughes
Quarterbacks/ReceiversLamar McHan
Defensive LineTom Pratt
Offensive LineDick Stanfel
Defensive CoordinatorPaul Wiggin
DayDateOpponentScoreLocationVenueAttendanceNotes
Sat8/5/1978NPhiladelphia Eagles14-7WMexico City, MexicoAzul Stadium30000
Sat8/12/1978HMiami Dolphins17-31LNew Orleans, LALouisiana Superdome54105
Sat8/19/1978HTampa Bay Buccaneers3-14LNew Orleans, LALouisiana Superdome46282
Sat8/26/1978AHouston Oilers17-3WHouston, TXAstrodome49554
Sun9/3/1978HMinnesota Vikings31-24WNew Orleans, LALouisiana Superdome54187
Sun9/10/1978AGreen Bay Packers17-28LMilwaukee, WICounty Stadium54336
Sun9/17/1978HPhiladelphia Eagles17-24LNew Orleans, LALouisiana Superdome49242
Sun9/24/1978ACincinnati Bengals20-18WCincinnati, OHRiverfront Stadium40455
Sun10/1/1978HLos Angeles Rams20-26LNew Orleans, LALouisiana Superdome61654
Sun10/8/1978HCleveland Browns16-24LNew Orleans, LALouisiana Superdome50158
Sun10/15/1978ASan Francisco 49ers14-7WSan Francisco, CACandlestick Park37671
Sun10/22/1978ALos Angeles Rams10-3WLos Angeles, CAMemorial Coliseum47574
Sun10/29/1978HNew York Giants28-17WNew Orleans, LALouisiana Superdome58806
Sun11/5/1978APittsburgh Steelers14-20LPittsburgh, PAThree Rivers Stadium48525
Sun11/12/1978HAtlanta Falcons17-20LNew Orleans, LALouisiana Superdome70323
Sun11/19/1978ADallas Cowboys7-27LIrving, TXTexas Stadium57920
Sun11/26/1978AAtlanta Falcons17-20LAtlanta, GAAtlanta-Fulton County Stadium55121
Sun12/3/1978HSan Francisco 49ers24-13WNew Orleans, LALouisiana Superdome50068
Sun12/10/1978HHouston Oilers12-17LNew Orleans, LALouisiana Superdome63169
Sun12/17/1978ATampa Bay Buccaneers17-10WTampa, FLTampa Stadium51207
Non-league game. Playoff game. A=Away game. H=Home game. N=Neutral site game. W=Win. L=Loss. T=Tie. OT=Overtime.
NoPlayerPosHtWtAgeCollegeGPGS
77Gary AndersonOG6'325023Stanford20
63Barry BennettDE6'425923Concordia (Moorhead)161
16Tom BlanchardP6'018530Oregon160
27Ray BrownSS6'220629West Texas A&M1616
73Joe CampbellRDE6'625023Maryland1616
89Wes ChandlerWR6'018622Florida165
24Clarence ChapmanLCB5'1017525Eastern Michigan1414
85Henry ChildsTE6'222627Kansas State1616
51Ron CrosbyLB6'322523Penn State140
66Conrad DoblerROG6'325428Wyoming33
58Joe FederspielMLB6'223028Kentucky1616
20Eric FeltonLCB6'020023Texas Tech162
69Bill FiferOG6'425023West Texas A&M40
72Mike FultzDT6'527824Nebraska120
34Tony GalbreathFB6'022824Centerville JC; Missouri1616
78Elois GroomsLDE6'425025Tennessee Tech1616
87Larry HardyTE6'324022Jackson State161
82Ike HarrisWR6'320726Iowa State1515
62John HillC6'224628Lehigh1616
45Jack HolmesRB5'1121025Texas Southern110
54Pat HughesRLB6'223131Boston University1616
76Kevin HuntOT6'526030Doane100
32Kim JonesFB6'424326Colorado State160
10Tom JurichK5'1018522Northern Arizona10
53Rick KingreaLB6'122829Tulane10
64Dave LafaryROG6'728023Purdue1513
3John LeypoldtK6'223032Northern Virginia JC20
8Archie ManningQB6'320529Mississippi1616
84Rich MautiWR6'019524Nassau JC; Penn State161
49Ralph McGillS5'1117828Northeastern Oklahoma A&M JC; Tulsa160
57Jim MerloLLB6'122027Fresno CC; Stanford1616
70Mark MeserollOT6'527023Wesley JC; Middlesex JC; Florida State160
10Steve Mike-MayerK6'018031Maryland90
74Derland MooreRDT6'426527Oklahoma1514
42Chuck MuncieHB6'323325Arizona Western JC; California1311
37Tommy MyersFS6'018028Syracuse1616
68Richard NealDE6'325431Southern University21
83Tinker OwensWR5'1117024Oklahoma1410
75Elex PriceLDT6'326028Alcorn State1616
56Rusty ReboweLB5'1021322Nicholls State10
60Don ReeseDE6'625527Jackson State140
55Floyd RiceLB6'322529Alcorn State150
48Don SchwartzCB6'119122Washington State160
12Bobby ScottQB6'120129Tennessee10
29Maurice SpencerRCB6'017626North Carolina Central1616
33Mike StrachanHB6'019925Iowa State155
68Fred SturtLOG6'425027Bowling Green State1211
15Rich SzaroK5'1120430Harvard40
71James TaylorLOT6'426522Missouri1616
52Skip VanderbundtLB6'322632Oregon State150
35Jim Van WagnerRB6'020223Michigan Tech50
67John WatsonROT6'424429Oklahoma55
88Brooks WilliamsTE6'422624North Carolina160
65Robert WoodsROT6'325328Tennessee State1613
79Emanuel ZandersLOG6'124827Jackson State33
DRAFT LISTRoundOverallPosCollegeNotes
Wes Chandler13WRFlorida
James Taylor233TMissouri
Barry Bennett360DTConcordia (Moorhead)
Don Schwartz487DBWashington State
Eric Felton5115DBTexas Tech
Mike Rieker6141QBLehigh
Frank Chesley6157LBWyomingfrom WAS/HOU
Brooks Williams8199TENorth Carolina
Richard Carter9226DBNorth Carolina State
Nate Besaint11283DTSouthern University
Dave Riley11285RBWest Virginia
Larry Hardy12309TEJackson State
SCORING BY QUARTERS1st2nd3rd4thOT
Team Totals541023788
Opponents Totals60984793
TEAM STATSTOP1ST DOWNSRushPassPen3RD DOWNAttPct4TH DOWNAttPctPENYDS
Team Totals295119154228823237.91121044
Opponents Totals286129130279423839.5103929
SCORINGTDX1X1APCTFGFGAPCTSAFPTS
Tony Galbreath7010.000042
Chuck Muncie70000042
Steve Mike-Mayer01818100.061346.2036
Henry Childs40000024
Ike Harris40000024
Mike Strachan40000024
Rich Szaro099100.04666.7021
Wes Chandler20000012
Rich Mauti20000012
Tinker Owens20000012
John Leypoldt04580.02366.7010
Larry Hardy1000006
Archie Manning1000006
Tommy Myers1000006
Tom Jurich022100.0030.002
(Team)0000012
Team Totals35333594.3122548.01281
Opponents Totals33323397.0223366.71298
FIELD GOALSMADEATTPCT1-1920-2930-3940-4950+
Tom Jurich030.00/00/20/00/10/0
John Leypoldt2366.70/01/21/10/00/0
Steve Mike-Mayer61346.21/12/32/30/21/4
Rich Szaro4666.70/02/22/20/20/0
Team Totals122548.01/15/95/69/51/4
Opponents Totals223366.70/011/124/86/101/3
RUSHINGATTYDSAVGLGTD
Tony Galbreath1866353.420t5
Chuck Muncie1605573.528t7
Mike Strachan1083883.6214
Archie Manning382025.3191
Kim Jones9313.480
Ike Harris22211.0220
Wes Chandler2105.0100
Jack Holmes242.040
Bobby Scott100.000
Tom Blanchard200.000
Henry Childs2-4-2.0-10
Team Totals51218453.628t17
Opponents Totals57424204.2639
PASSINGATTCOMPCTINCYDSY/ATTY/COMLGTDTD%INTINT%TSYLNYPRTG
Archie Manning47129161.816434167.311.771t173.6163.437301311581.7
Bobby Scott5360.02367.212.02300.000.0003682.1
Ike Harris100.0100.000.000.000039.6
Chuck Muncie100.0100.000.000.000039.6
Mike Strachan100.0100.000.000.000039.6
Team Totals47929461.416934527.211.771t173.5163.337301315181.2
Opponents Totals41821551.418227006.512.680t215.0215.033236246467.7
RECEIVINGRECYDSAVGLGTD
Tony Galbreath745827.9352
Henry Childs5386916.4524
Ike Harris4059014.8454
Tinker Owens4044611.247t2
Wes Chandler3547213.558t2
Chuck Muncie262339.0340
Mike Strachan10515.1150
Rich Mauti8698.616t2
Larry Hardy513126.271t1
Kim Jones2105.060
Jim Van Wagner1-1-1.0-10
Team Totals294345211.771t17
Opponents Totals215270012.680t21
INTERCEPTIONSINTYDSAVGLGTD
Tommy Myers616727.897t1
Maurice Spencer48320.8370
Ray Brown45012.5190
Joe Federspiel2126.0120
Pat Hughes2115.570
Clarence Chapman2-4-2.000
Eric Felton100.000
Team Totals2131915.297t1
Opponents Totals1619812.4561
PUNTINGNOYDSAVGLGBLTBI20RYDSNYDSNET
Tom Blanchard84353242.06121014539279332.5
Team Totals86353241.16121014539279332.5
Opponents Totals71285140.2591517242250935.3
PUNT RETURNSNOFCYDSAVGLGTD
Wes Chandler34102336.9320
Ralph McGill1055.050
Don Schwartz1044.040
Rich Mauti0300
Tommy Myers0100
Team Totals36142426.7320
Opponents Totals5945399.1550
KICKOFF RETURNSNOFCYDSAVGLGTD
Wes Chandler3276023.8380
Rich Mauti1738822.8390
Clarence Chapman914916.6280
Don Schwartz35117.0190
Larry Hardy231.530
Jack Holmes11818.0180
Floyd Rice11515.0150
Team Totals65138421.3390
Opponents Totals53103519.5560
FUMBLESNOLOSTOWNOPPRECYDSTD
Tom Blanchard0020200
Wes Chandler100000
Henry Childs100000
Ron Crosby0010100
Conrad Dobler0010100
Joe Federspiel0001100
Tony Galbreath620210
Elois Grooms0001100
Ike Harris110100
Pat Hughes0003350
Kim Jones100000
Archie Manning8404-260
Rich Mauti0001100
Jim Merlo0005500
Mark Meseroll3011-440
Derland Moore0001160
Chuck Muncie710100
Tommy Myers0002240
Richard Neal0002200
Tinker Owens100000
Elex Price0002200
Mike Strachan310100
James Taylor0011200
Team Totals3218142034-540
Opponents Totals37201515300
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