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1979 New Orleans Saints (NFL) 2nd place National Football Conference Western Division 8-8-0 .500
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
Fri8/3/1979AMiami Dolphins7-14LMiami, FLOrange Bowl44704
Sat8/11/1979HChicago Bears6-13LNew Orleans, LALouisiana Superdome45085
Sat8/18/1979ATampa Bay Buccaneers7-14LTampa, FLTampa Stadium49042
Fri8/24/1979HHouston Oilers10-7WNew Orleans, LALouisiana Superdome54469
Sun9/2/1979HAtlanta Falcons34-40LOTNew Orleans, LALouisiana Superdome70940
Sun9/9/1979AGreen Bay Packers19-28LMilwaukee, WICounty Stadium53184
Sun9/16/1979HPhiladelphia Eagles14-26LNew Orleans, LALouisiana Superdome54212
Sun9/23/1979ASan Francisco 49ers30-21WSan Francisco, CACandlestick Park39727
Sun9/30/1979HNew York Giants24-14WNew Orleans, LALouisiana Superdome51543
Sun10/7/1979HLos Angeles Rams17-35LNew Orleans, LALouisiana Superdome68986
Sun10/14/1979ATampa Bay Buccaneers42-14WTampa, FLTampa Stadium67640
Sun10/21/1979HDetroit Lions17-7WNew Orleans, LALouisiana Superdome57428
Sun10/28/1979AWashington Redskins14-10WWashington, DCRFK Stadium53133
Sun11/4/1979ADenver Broncos3-10LDenver, COMile High Stadium74482
Sun11/11/1979HSan Francisco 49ers31-20WNew Orleans, LALouisiana Superdome65551
Sun11/18/1979ASeattle Seahawks24-38LSeattle, WAKingdome60055
Sun11/25/1979AAtlanta Falcons37-6WAtlanta, GAAtlanta-Fulton County Stadium42815
Mon12/3/1979HOakland Raiders35-42LNew Orleans, LALouisiana Superdome65541
Sun12/9/1979HSan Diego Chargers0-35LNew Orleans, LALouisiana Superdome61059
Sun12/16/1979ALos Angeles Rams29-14WLos Angeles, CAMemorial Coliseum53879
Exhibition game. Playoff game. A=Away game. H=Home game. N=Neutral site game. W=Win. L=Loss. T=Tie. OT=Overtime.
NoPlayerPosHtWtAgeCollegeGPGS
63Barry BennettLDT-RDT6-425924Concordia (Moorhead)1614
50Ken BordelonLLB6-422825Louisiana State1614
27Ray BrownSS6-220630West Texas A&M1212
11Ed BurnsQB6-321025Nebraska160
73Joe CampbellRDE6-625024Maryland104
89Wes ChandlerWR6-018623Florida1616
24Clarence ChapmanLCB5-1017526Eastern Michigan1615
85Henry ChildsTE6-222628Kansas State1616
66Conrad DoblerROG6-325429Wyoming1616
14Russell ErxlebenK-P6-423822Texas10
58Joe FederspielMLB6-223029Kentucky1616
20Eric FeltonRCB6-020024Texas Tech1310
61Roger FinnieOT6-324534Florida A&M81
72Mike FultzDT6-527825Nebraska131
34Tony GalbreathFB6-022825Centerville JC; Missouri1515
21David GrayRCB6-019024East Los Angeles JC; Oregon State; San Diego State166
78Elois GroomsLDE6-425026Tennessee Tech1616
87Larry HardyTE6-324023Jackson State160
82Ike HarrisWR6-320727Iowa State1414
62John HillC6-224629Lehigh1616
45Jack HolmesRB5-1121026Texas Southern161
54Pat HughesRLB6-223132Boston University1616
32Kim JonesRB6-424327Colorado State20
52Jim KovachLB6-223923Kentucky160
64Dave LafaryOG6-728024Purdue160
8Archie ManningQB6-320530Mississippi1616
56Reggie MathisLB6-222023Navarro JC; Oklahoma160
84Rich MautiWR6-019525Nassau JC; Penn State150
49Ralph McGillS5-1117829Northeastern Oklahoma A&M JC; Tulsa131
57Jim MerloLB6-122028Fresno CC; Stanford162
74Derland MooreRDT-LDT6-426528Oklahoma1515
42Chuck MuncieHB6-323326Arizona Western JC; California1615
37Tommy MyersFS6-018029Syracuse1515
83Tinker OwensWR5-1117025Oklahoma132
17Rick PartridgeP6-117522Golden West JC; Utah130
76Jim PietrzakC6-526026Eastern Michigan110
75Elex PriceDT6-326029Alcorn State62
22Ricky RayCB5-1118522Norfolk State61
60Don ReeseRDE6-625528Jackson State1612
48Don SchwartzSS6-119123Washington State144
12Bobby ScottQB6-120130Tennessee30
33Mike StrachanHB6-019926Iowa State101
68Fred SturtOG6-425028Bowling Green State160
71James TaylorLOT6-426523Missouri1616
67John WatsonOT6-424430Oklahoma50
88Brooks WilliamsTE6-422625North Carolina160
30Wayne WilsonRB6-321322Shepherd140
65Robert WoodsROT6-325329Tennessee State1515
1Garo YepremianK5-817235none140
79Emanuel ZandersLOG6-124828Jackson State1616
DRAFT LISTRoundOverallPosCollegeNotes
Russell Erxleben111K-PTexas
Reggie Mathis238LBOklahoma
Jim Kovach493LBKentucky
Harlan Huckleby5120TBMichigan
Ricky Ray6146DBNorfolk State
Stan Sytsma7176LBMinnesota
Doug Panfil8202GTulsa
David Hall11285WRMissouri-Rolla
Kelsey Finch12311RBTennessee
SCORING BY QUARTERS1st2nd3rd4thOT
Team Totals6214681810
Opponents Totals51126691086
TEAM STATSTOP1ST DOWNSRushPassPen3RD DOWNAttPct4TH DOWNAttPctPENYDS
Team Totals315160135208621540.093812
Opponents Totals3341471681910523943.998871
SCORINGTDX1X1APCTFGFGAPCTSAFPTS
Garo Yepremian0394097.5121675.0075
Tony Galbreath101250.02366.7067
Chuck Muncie110000066
Wes Chandler60000036
Mike Strachan60000036
Henry Childs50000030
Ike Harris20000012
Archie Manning20000012
Russell Erxleben044100.022100.0010
Ken Bordelon1000006
Larry Hardy1000006
Tommy Myers1000006
Tinker Owens1000006
Elois Grooms0000012
Team Totals46444695.7162176.21370
Opponents Totals47454697.8111764.70360
FIELD GOALSMADEATTPCT1-1920-2930-3940-4950+
Russell Erxleben22100.00/00/02/20/00/0
Tony Galbreath2366.70/12/20/00/00/0
Garo Yepremian121675.01/15/53/43/60/0
Team Totals162176.21/27/75/63/60/0
Opponents Totals111764.72/24/42/43/50/2
RUSHINGATTYDSAVGLGTD
Chuck Muncie23811985.069t11
Tony Galbreath1897083.7279
Mike Strachan622764.5236
Archie Manning351865.3202
Jack Holmes17684.0140
Wayne Wilson5265.2160
Ike Harris294.5160
Kim Jones351.730
Team Totals55124764.569t28
Opponents Totals52124694.76022
PASSINGATTCOMPCTINCYDSY/ATTY/COMLGTDTD%INTINT%TSYLNYPRTG
Archie Manning42025260.014831697.512.685153.6204.817140302975.6
Chuck Muncie2150.014020.040.040t150.000.00040135.4
Bobby Scott22100.00126.06.0600.000.0001291.7
Tony Galbreath3266.707023.335.04800.0133.3007070.1
Russell Erxleben100.0000.000.01100.00000.0
Team Totals42825760.014932917.712.885163.7225.117140315175.2
Opponents Totals48826554.319734577.113.066t244.9265.346391306671.0
RECEIVINGRECYDSAVGLGTD
Wes Chandler65106916.4856
Tony Galbreath584848.3381
Henry Childs5184616.6515
Chuck Muncie403087.7280
Ike Harris2539515.8422
Tinker Owens77210.3211
Jack Holmes3196.3130
Mike Strachan393.050
Rich Mauti26432.0610
Brooks Williams22211.0140
Larry Hardy133.03t1
Team Totals257329112.88516
Opponents Totals265345713.066t24
INTERCEPTIONSINTYDSAVGLGTD
Tommy Myers712718.152t1
Pat Hughes46215.5400
Eric Felton45313.3530
Don Schwartz23115.5220
Ken Bordelon22412.019t1
Clarence Chapman2126.0120
David Gray13232.0320
Ralph McGill166.060
Joe Federspiel144.040
Ray Brown122.020
Elois Grooms1-2-2.0-20
Team Totals2635113.5532
Opponents Totals221999.0351
PUNTINGNOYDSAVGLGBLTBI20RYDSNYDSNET
Rick Partridge57233040.9610715164202635.5
Wes Chandler824831.0400003721126.4
Russell Erxleben414837.0400012212631.5
Team Totals69272639.5610716223236334.3
Opponents Totals71272438.46021013231229332.3
PUNT RETURNSNOFCYDSAVGLGTD
Rich Mauti27132188.1330
Wes Chandler33134.380
Team Totals30162317.7330
Opponents Totals32112237.0190
KICKOFF RETURNSNOFCYDSAVGLGTD
Rich Mauti3680122.3390
Wayne Wilson1123020.9310
Jack Holmes812015.0200
Wes Chandler713619.4370
Brooks Williams2126.0120
Jim Kovach11010.0100
Tinker Owens11010.0100
Team Totals66131920.0390
Opponents Totals76152320.0530
FUMBLESNOLOSTOWNOPPRECYDSTD
Ray Brown0002200
Henry Childs100000
Conrad Dobler0020200
Tony Galbreath510100
Elois Grooms0002200
Ike Harris0001100
Jack Holmes111200
Archie Manning4202-40
Rich Mauti301100
Ralph McGill0001100
Jim Merlo0001190
Chuck Muncie820200
Tommy Myers0003300
Elex Price0001100
Don Reese0002200
Mike Strachan100000
Wayne Wilson101100
Team Totals24168162450
Opponents Totals32161314270
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