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1981 New Orleans Saints (NFL) 4th place National Football Conference Western Division 4-12-0 .250
Head Coach: Bum Phillips
Offensive CoordinatorKing Hill
Offensive BacksJohn Levra
ReceiversLamar McHan
Defensive CoordinatorWade Phillips
Special TeamsHarold Richardson
Offensive LineJoe Spencer
Defensive BacksLance Van Zandt
LinebackersJohn Paul Young
Defensive LineWillie Zapalac
DayDateOpponentScoreLocationVenueAttendanceNotes
Sat8/8/1981HBaltimore Colts24-23WNew Orleans, LALouisiana Superdome46792
Sun9/6/1981AAtlanta Falcons0-27LAtlanta, GAAtlanta-Fulton County Stadium57406
Sat8/15/1981HHouston Oilers27-7WNew Orleans, LALouisiana Superdome67562
Sun9/13/1981HLos Angeles Rams23-17WNew Orleans, LALouisiana Superdome62063
Sun9/20/1981ANew York Giants7-20LEast Rutherford, NJGiants Stadium68914
Sun8/23/1981NPhiladelphia Eagles7-36LSyracuse, NYCarrier Dome28001
Sun9/27/1981ASan Francisco 49ers14-21LSan Francisco, CACandlestick Park44433
Sat8/29/1981HDetroit Lions20-17WOTNew Orleans, LALouisiana Superdome52090
Sun10/4/1981HPittsburgh Steelers6-20LNew Orleans, LALouisiana Superdome64578
Sun10/11/1981HPhiladelphia Eagles14-31LNew Orleans, LALouisiana Superdome52728
Sun10/18/1981ACleveland Browns17-20LCleveland, OHCleveland Stadium76059
Sun10/25/1981HCincinnati Bengals17-7WNew Orleans, LALouisiana Superdome46336
Sun11/1/1981HAtlanta Falcons10-41LNew Orleans, LALouisiana Superdome63637
Sun11/8/1981ALos Angeles Rams21-13WAnaheim, CAAnaheim Stadium61068
Sun11/15/1981AMinnesota Vikings10-20LBloomington, MNMetropolitan Stadium45215
Sun11/22/1981AHouston Oilers27-24WHouston, TXAstrodome49581
Sun11/29/1981HTampa Bay Buccaneers14-31LNew Orleans, LALouisiana Superdome62209
Sun12/6/1981ASt. Louis Cardinals3-30LSt. Louis, MOBusch Memorial Stadium46923
Sun12/13/1981HGreen Bay Packers7-35LNew Orleans, LALouisiana Superdome45518
Sun12/20/1981HSan Francisco 49ers17-21LNew Orleans, LALouisiana Superdome43639
Non-league game. Playoff game. A=Away game. H=Home game. N=Neutral site game. W=Win. L=Loss. T=Tie. OT=Overtime.
NoPlayerPosHtWtAgeCollegeGPGS
61Sam AdamsROG6'326033Prairie View A&M1616
80Gordon BanksWR5'1017323Stanford61
63Barry BennettNT6'425926Concordia (Moorhead)33
91Monte BennettNT6'527022Kansas State166
50Ken BordelonROLB6'422827Louisiana State153
77Jerry BoyarskyNT6'329022Pittsburgh117
85Hoby BrennerTE6'524522Southern California91
67Stan BrockROT6'628623Colorado1616
86Rich CasterTE6'522833Jackson State40
89Wes ChandlerWR6'018625Florida44
14Russell ErxlebenP6'423824Texas160
59Chuck EvansRILB6'323525Stanford161
20Russell GarySS5'1119522Nebraska1414
78Elois GroomsRDE6'425028Tennessee Tech1616
48Jeff GrothWR5'1017224Bowling Green State1513
87Larry HardyTE6'324025Jackson State1616
82Ike HarrisWR6'320729Iowa State33
62John HillC6'224631Lehigh1311
45Jack HolmesFB5'1121028Texas Southern1615
69Nat HudsonLOG-ROG6'327024Georgia160
57Rickey JacksonLOLB6'224323Pittsburgh1616
52Jim KovachRILB6'223925Kentucky1515
84Dave LafaryLOT6'728026Purdue164
8Archie ManningQB6'320532Mississippi1211
86Rich MartiniWR6'218526California-Davis120
19Guido MerkensWR6'120026Sam Houston State1611
74Derland MooreLDE6'426530Oklahoma1616
37Tommy MyersFS6'018031Syracuse1615
55Rob NairneROLB6'422727Oregon State1613
53Scott PelluerLOLB6'221422Washington State160
76Jim PietrzakC6'526028Eastern Michigan165
25Johnnie PoeRCB6'119422Missouri1515
22Ricky RayrCB5'1118524Norfolk State44
93Glen ReddLILB6'123123Brigham Young1616
1Benny RicardoK5'1017027Orange Coast JC; San Diego State160
38George RogersHB6'222923South Carolina1616
41Jimmy RogersHB5'1019026Oklahoma150
54Paul RyczekC6'223129Virginia80
12Bobby ScottQB6'120132Tennessee41
47Mike SpiveyLCB-RCB6'019827Colorado120
32Scott StauchRB5'1120422UCLA100
68Fred SturtLOG6'425030Bowling Green State1616
71James TaylorLOT6'426525Missouri1212
89Aundra ThompsonWR6'118628Texas A&M-Commerce100
42Toussaint TylerFB6'222022Washington160
73Frank WarrenLDE6'429022Auburn160
49Frank WatteletSS-FS6'018523Kansas163
44Dave WaymerLCB6'118823Notre Dame1613
94Jim WilksRDE6'527223Pasadena CC; San Diego State160
88Brooks WilliamsTE6'422627North Carolina70
18Dave WilsonQB6'320622Fullerton JC; Illinois114
30Wayne WilsonFB-HB6'321324Shepherd160
65Bob YoungOG6'226939Texas; Texas State; Howard Payne20
DRAFT LISTRoundOverallPosCollegeNotes
George Rogers11RBSouth Carolina
Russell Gary229DBNebraska
Rickey Jackson251LBPittsburghfrom SD
Frank Warren357DEAuburn
Hoby Brenner371TESouthern Californiafrom MIN
Louis Oubre5112TOklahoma
Jerry Boyarsky5128DTPittsburghfrom MIN
Nat Hudson6139GGeorgia
Johnnie Poe6144DBMissourifrom TB
Glen Redd6166LBBrigham Youngfrom OAK
Kevin Williams7167WRSouthern California
Gene Gladys8214LBPenn Statefrom BUF
Kevin Evans8215DBArkansasfrom SD
Toussaint Tyler9222RBWashington
Hokie Gajan10249RBLouisiana State
Lester Mickens11277WRKansas
Jim Wilks12305DTSan Diego State
SCORING BY QUARTERS1st2nd3rd4thOT
Team Totals51574455
Opponents Totals7911772110
TEAM STATSTOP1ST DOWNSRushPassPen3RD DOWNAttPct4TH DOWNAttPctPENYDS
Team Totals31:19280126124309122540.4109909
Opponents Totals28:41303127161159420945.01181089
SCORINGTDX1X1APCTFGFGAPCTSAFPTS
George Rogers130000078
Benny Ricardo02424100.0132552.0063
Wayne Wilson50000030
Jack Holmes20000012
Wes Chandler1000006
Jeff Groth1000006
Larry Hardy1000006
Guido Merkens1000006
Team Totals242424100.0132552.00207
Opponents Totals46454697.8192576.00378
FIELD GOALSMADEATTPCT1-1920-2930-3940-4950+
Benny Ricardo132552.00/05/53/95/100/1
Team Totals132552.00/05/53/95/100/1
Opponents Totals192576.02/27/73/55/72/4
RUSHINGATTYDSAVGLGTD
George Rogers37816744.479t13
Jack Holmes581943.3112
Toussaint Tyler361835.1420
Wayne Wilson441373.1131
Jimmy Rogers9374.1150
Archie Manning22814.0150
Jeff Groth22713.5280
Russell Erxleben2105.0260
Scott Stauch263.050
Dave Wilson510.290
Guido Merkens2-1-0.520
Rich Caster1-3-3.0-30
Tommy Myers2-3-1.560
Bobby Scott3-4-1.3-10
Team Totals54622864.279t16
Opponents Totals50419163.844t17
PASSINGATTCOMPCTINCYDSY/ATTY/COMLGTDTD%INTINT%TSYLNYPRTG
Archie Manning23213457.88714476.210.85552.2114.721164128363.6
Dave Wilson1598251.66610586.712.95010.6116.91212193746.1
Bobby Scott462043.5212455.312.33112.2510.977217328.2
Tommy Myers2150.0184.08.08t150.000.0008100.0
Guido Merkens2150.012010.020.02000.000.0121885.4
Team Totals44123854.017627786.311.75581.8276.141359241953.8
Opponents Totals47128760.916735787.612.560t265.5173.627241333787.9
RECEIVINGRECYDSAVGLGTD
Jack Holmes382065.4190
Wayne Wilson3138412.4554
Guido Merkens2945815.8501
Larry Hardy2327512.0271
Toussaint Tyler231355.9180
Jeff Groth2038019.0541
Wes Chandler1728516.8391
George Rogers161267.9250
Rich Martini8729.0150
Hoby Brenner714320.4340
Rich Caster710815.4310
Aundra Thompson68113.5250
Brooks Williams55010.0130
Ike Harris23316.5200
Gordon Banks2189.0120
Jimmy Rogers2126.090
Scott Stauch177.070
Dave Lafary155.050
Team Totals238277811.7558
Opponents Totals287357812.560t26
INTERCEPTIONSINTYDSAVGLGTD
Dave Waymer45413.5310
Frank Wattelet3165.3160
Tommy Myers27035.0540
Ricky Ray13333.0330
Rob Nairne11818.0180
Jim Kovach11313.0130
Glen Redd177.070
Ken Bordelon133.030
Russell Gary100.000
Johnnie Poe100.000
Mike Spivey100.000
Team Totals1721412.6540
Opponents Totals2747917.7531
PUNTINGNOYDSAVGLGBLTBI20RYDSNYDSNET
Russell Erxleben66267240.5600611282227034.4
Team Totals66267240.5600611282227034.4
Opponents Totals69304544.1610811426245935.6
PUNT RETURNSNOFCYDSAVGLGTD
Jeff Groth37643611.8360
Gordon Banks2000.000
Johnnie Poe1022.020
Guido Merkens11-12-12.0-120
Team Totals41742610.4360
Opponents Totals36132827.8520
KICKOFF RETURNSNOFCYDSAVGLGTD
Wayne Wilson31072223.3570
Jimmy Rogers28062122.2440
Scott Stauch306521.7290
Jeff Groth305016.7210
Guido Merkens203819.0200
Stan Brock20189.0120
Gordon Banks1099.090
Team Totals700152321.8570
Opponents Totals5096619.3400
FUMBLESNOLOSTOWNOPPRECYDSTD
Gordon Banks210100
Hoby Brenner100000
Stan Brock0020200
Rich Caster200000
Wes Chandler00101510
Russell Erxleben100000
Elois Grooms00011200
Larry Hardy220200
Nat Hudson00101140
Rickey Jackson0001100
Jim Kovach0001100
Dave Lafary0010100
Archie Manning300000
Guido Merkens112300
Derland Moore0001100
Tommy Myers110100
Rob Nairne0002200
Scott Pelluer0001100
Johnnie Poe00011100
George Rogers1310100
Jimmy Rogers310100
Bobby Scott110100
Scott Stauch110100
James Taylor0010100
Toussaint Tyler400000
Frank Warren0001100
Frank Wattelet0001100
Dave Waymer0002200
Jim Wilks0002200
Dave Wilson4303-80
Wayne Wilson101100
Team Totals4022181735870
Opponents Totals3117920292
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