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1987 New Orleans Saints (NFL) 2nd place National Football Conference Western Division 12-3-0 .800
Head Coach: Jim Mora
Offensive LinePaul Boudreau
Defensive BacksDom Capers
Outside LinebackersVic Fangio
Tight Ends/Special TeamsJoe Marciano
Strength and ConditioningRussell Paternostro
Defensive LineJohn Pease
Defensive Coordinator/Inside LinebackersSteve Sidwell
Running BacksJim Skipper
Offensive Coordinator/QuarterbacksCarl Smith
Wide ReceiversSteve Walters
DayDateOpponentScoreLocationVenueAttendanceNotes
Sat8/15/1987HMinnesota Vikings23-17WNew Orleans, LALouisiana Superdome52884
Sat8/22/1987HHouston Oilers13-16LNew Orleans, LALouisiana Superdome51562
Sat8/29/1987HPittsburgh Steelers31-28WNew Orleans, LALouisiana Superdome46770
Fri9/4/1987ACincinnati Bengals26-14WCincinnati, OHRiverfront Stadium46289
Sun9/13/1987HCleveland Browns28-21WNew Orleans, LALouisiana Superdome59900
Sun9/20/1987APhiladelphia Eagles17-27LPhiladelphia, PAVeterans Stadium57485
Sun9/27/1987HAtlanta Falcons-New Orleans, LALouisiana SuperdomeCanceled
Sun10/4/1987HLos Angeles Rams37-10WNew Orleans, LALouisiana Superdome29745
Sun10/11/1987ASt. Louis Cardinals19-24LSt. Louis, MOBusch Stadium11795
Sun10/18/1987AChicago Bears19-17WChicago, ILSoldier Field46813
Sun10/25/1987HSan Francisco 49ers22-24LNew Orleans, LALouisiana Superdome60497
Sun11/1/1987AAtlanta Falcons38-0WAtlanta, GAAtlanta-Fulton County Stadium42196
Sun11/8/1987ALos Angeles Rams31-14WAnaheim, CAAnaheim Stadium43379
Sun11/15/1987ASan Francisco 49ers26-24WSan Francisco, CACandlestick Park68436
Sun11/22/1987HNew York Giants23-14WNew Orleans, LALouisiana Superdome67639
Sun11/29/1987APittsburgh Steelers20-16WPittsburgh, PAThree Rivers Stadium47896
Sun12/6/1987HTampa Bay Buccaneers44-34WNew Orleans, LALouisiana Superdome66471
Sun12/13/1987HHouston Oilers24-10WNew Orleans, LALouisiana Superdome68257
Sun12/20/1987ACincinnati Bengals41-24WCincinnati, OHRiverfront Stadium43424
Sun12/27/1987HGreen Bay Packers33-24WNew Orleans, LALouisiana Superdome68364
Sun1/3/1988HMinnesota Vikings10-44LNew Orleans, LALouisiana Superdome68127NFC Wild Card Playoff
Non-league game. Playoff game. A=Away game. H=Home game. N=Neutral site game. W=Win. L=Loss. T=Tie. OT=Overtime.
NoPlayerPosHtWtAgeCollegeGPGS
40Mike AdamsRCB5'1019523Mississippi Delta CC; Arkansas State73
30Vincent AlexanderFB5'1020523Southern Mississippi10
7Morten AndersenK6'222127Michigan State120
96Sheldon AndrusNT6'127125Nicholls State31
28Gene AtkinsS6'120023Florida A&M135
6Tommy BarnhardtP6'222824East Carolina; North Carolina30
88Cliff BensonTE6'424226Purdue83
47Dwight BeverlyHB5'1120526Illinois33
95Robert BrannonDE6'724526Crowder JC; Arkansas10
85Hoby BrennerTE6'524528Southern California1210
67Stan BrockROT6'628629Colorado1212
59James CampenLOG6'227023Sacramento CC; Tulane33
75Bruce ClarkLDE6'327029Penn State1515
89Robert ClarkWR5'1117622North Carolina Central20
4Mike CoferK6'119223North Carolina State20
66Chuck CommiskeyLOG6'429029Mississippi124
70Bill ContzOT6'526526Penn State30
41Toi CookS5'1118823Stanford70
80Stacey DawseyWR5'915422Indiana33
55Joe DeForestROLB6'124022Louisiana-Lafayette33
72Jim DombrowskiLOT6'529724Virginia1010
63Brad EdelmanLOG6'627327Missouri119
64Ted ElliottNT6'627523Minnesota State30
99Tony ElliottNT6'229028Wisconsin; North Texas1414
11John FourcadeQB6'121127Mississippi33
53Keith FourcadeLB5'1122526Mississippi20
97Jumpy GeathersDE6'729027Paducah JC; Wichita State10
27Antonio GibsonSS6'320425Hinds CC; Cincinnati1010
77Daren GilbertLOT6'629524Fullerton State65
82Darren GottschalkTE6'422523California Lutheran10
37Mel GrayWR-RB5'916626Coffeyville CC; Purdue121
10Brian HansenP6'421927Sioux Falls120
80Herbert HarrisWR6'120626Lamar20
86Vic HarrisonWR5'918426North Carolina30
92James HaynesLB6'223327Coahoma CC; Mississippi Valley State120
3Bobby HebertQB6'421527Northwestern State (Louisiana)1212
61Joel HilgenbergC6'225225Iowa1212
87Lonzell HillWR5'1119422Washington101
21Dalton HilliardFB5'820423Louisiana State121
68Walt HousmanOT-OG6'528525Upsala30
12Kevin IngramQB6'017825East Carolina20
57Rickey JacksonLOLB6'224329Pittsburgh1212
22Van JakesRCB6'019026Kent State1210
50Phillip JamesC6'226523Southern University33
43Garland Jean BatisteFB6'020822Louisiana State30
45Nate JohnsonRB6'222424Texas Southern10
53Vaughan JohnsonRILB6'324225North Carolina State1212
86Mike JonesWR5'1118327Tennessee State127
23Buford JordanFB6'022325McNeese State124
71Ken KaplanROT6'427527New Hampshire33
5Florian KempfK5'917031Pennsylvania10
78Shawn KnightDE6'628823Brigham Young100
55Joe KohlbrandLB6'424324Miami (Florida)120
60Steve KorteC6'227027Arkansas30
74Bill LeachOG-OT6'528023Kentucky; North Carolina State10
58Scott LeachLB6'222124Ohio State32
61Greg LobergROG6'426426California31
24Milton MackCB5'1118524Alcorn State130
91Ken MarchiolLILB6'224822Adams State; Colorado Mesa31
84Eric MartinWR6'120626Louisiana State1511
39Brett MaxieFS6'220025Texas Southern1210
36Rueben MayesHB5'1120124Washington State1212
51Larry McCoyLOLB6'224526Lamar33
51Sam MillsLILB5'922728Montclair State1212
82Ken O'NealTE6'324025Chabot JC; Idaho State20
88Mark PattisonWR6'219026Washington94
25Johnnie PoeRCB6'119428Missouri122
14Tim RiordanQB6'118527Temple10
34Jeff RodenbergerFB6'323528Maryland33
54Bill RoeRILB6'323529Colorado33
87Malcolm ScottTE6'524526Louisiana State33
20Jon SuttonCB6'119530New Mexico20
29Reggie SuttonCB5'1018022Miami (Florida)113
56Pat SwillingROLB6'324423Georgia Tech1212
69Pat SwoopesRDE6'428023Mississippi State93
22Derrick TaylorFS5'1118623North Carolina State33
85Curt ThomasWR6'018325Missouri20
79Henry ThomasOG6'227523Texas State32
89Joe ThomasWR5'1117524Mississippi Valley State10
33Junior ThurmanCB-S6'018023West Los Angeles JC; Southern California30
82John TiceTE6'524927Maryland128
54Alvin TolesLB6'122724Tennessee120
32Darrel ToussaintCB-S6'017529Tyler JC; Northwestern State (Louisiana)20
65Steve TrapiloROG6'528623Boston College1111
83Dwight WalkerWR5'1018528Nicholls State20
73Frank WarrenDE6'429028Auburn120
88Mike WatersTE6'222525Bakersfield CC; San Diego State50
49Frank WatteletFS6'018529Kansas22
44Dave WaymerLCB6'118829Notre Dame1212
56Ron WeissenhoferLB6'323523Notre Dame10
94Jim WilksRDE6'527229Pasadena CC; San Diego State1212
18Dave WilsonQB6'320628Fullerton JC; Illinois40
24Scott WoernerS6'019529Georgia10
34Barry WordFB6'224023Virginia121
93Kevin YoungDE6'526523Pasadena CC; Tulane; Utah State10
DRAFT LISTRoundOverallPosCollegeNotes
Shawn Knight111DTBrigham Young
Lonzell Hill240WRWashington
Mike Adams367DBArkansas State
Steve Trapilo496GBoston College
Milton Mack5123DBAlcorn State
Thomas Henley6152WRStanford
Gene Atkins7179DBFlorida A&M
Toi Cook8207DBStanford
Scott Leach9234LBOhio State
Robert Clark10263WRNorth Carolina Central
Arthur Wells11290TEGrambling State
Tyrone Sorrells12319GGeorgia Tech
SCORING BY QUARTERS1st2nd3rd4thOT
Team Totals93107104118
Opponents Totals69955861
TEAM STATSTOP1ST DOWNSRushPassPen3RD DOWNAttPct4TH DOWNAttPctPENYDS
Team Totals34:01304128151259922144.81616.7107994
Opponents Totals25:5927081155345718231.361540.084685
SCORINGTDX1X1APCTFGFGAPCTSAFPTS
Morten Andersen03737100.0283677.80121
Dalton Hilliard80000048
Eric Martin70000042
John Tice60000036
Rueben Mayes50000030
Mike Jones30000018
Florian Kempf011100.04580.0013
Dwight Beverly20000012
Hoby Brenner20000012
Lonzell Hill20000012
Buford Jordan20000012
Barry Word20000012
Mike Cofer05771.411100.008
Vincent Alexander1000006
Mel Gray1000006
Ken O'Neal1000006
Johnnie Poe1000006
Reggie Sutton1000006
Alvin Toles1000006
Mike Waters1000006
Bruce Clark0000012
Brett Maxie0000012
(Team)0010.00000
Team Totals46434693.5334278.62422
Opponents Totals353535100.0121866.71283
FIELD GOALSMADEATTPCT1-1920-2930-3940-4950+
Morten Andersen283677.83/36/69/98/122/6
Mike Cofer11100.00/01/10/00/00/0
Florian Kempf4580.00/01/11/22/20/0
Team Totals334278.63/38/810/1110/142/6
Opponents Totals121866.70/04/46/62/70/1
RUSHINGATTYDSAVGLGTD
Rueben Mayes2439173.8385
Dalton Hilliard1235084.130t7
Dwight Beverly622173.5252
John Fourcade191347.1180
Barry Word361333.7202
Bobby Hebert13957.3190
Vincent Alexander21713.4161
Mel Gray8374.6121
Buford Jordan12363.08t2
Jeff Rodenberger17352.150
Garland Jean Batiste8182.370
Kevin Ingram2147.090
Tim Riordan133.030
Brian Hansen2-6-3.0-30
Lonzell Hill1-9-9.0-90
Tommy Barnhardt1-13-13.0-130
Team Totals56921903.83820
Opponents Totals38815504.0336
PASSINGATTCOMPCTINCYDSY/ATTY/COMLGTDTD%INTINT%TSYLNYPRTG
Bobby Hebert29416455.812121197.212.967155.193.120119200082.9
Dave Wilson241354.21124310.118.73828.300.0221222117.2
John Fourcade894853.9385976.712.482t44.533.466753075.9
Dalton Hilliard11100.002323.023.023t1100.000.00023158.3
Kevin Ingram2150.0152.55.05t150.000.016-195.8
Tim Riordan100.0100.000.000.000039.6
Team Totals41122755.217229877.313.282t235.6122.929213277484.9
Opponents Totals48924650.321331556.512.850t255.1306.147355280062.4
RECEIVINGRECYDSAVGLGTD
Eric Martin4477817.7677
Mike Jones2742015.643t3
Dalton Hilliard2326411.538t1
Hoby Brenner2028014.0292
Lonzell Hill1932216.9362
John Tice1618111.327t6
Rueben Mayes15684.5160
Stacey Dawsey1314210.9290
Mark Pattison913214.7360
Barry Word6549.0170
Malcolm Scott6355.8110
Mel Gray6305.0120
Mike Waters514028.082t1
Robert Clark33812.7140
Ken O'Neal3103.351
Jeff Rodenberger2178.5110
Vincent Alexander2157.5100
Dwight Walker2157.580
Buford Jordan2136.5110
Cliff Benson2115.560
Curt Thomas11414.0140
Dwight Beverly188.080
Team Totals227298713.282t23
Opponents Totals246315512.850t25
INTERCEPTIONSINTYDSAVGLGTD
Dave Waymer57815.6350
Reggie Sutton56813.6260
Milton Mack4328.0260
Van Jakes33210.7270
Brett Maxie3175.7100
Gene Atkins3124.080
Rickey Jackson242.040
Antonio Gibson11717.0170
Scott Leach11010.0100
Pat Swilling11010.0100
Vaughan Johnson100.000
Johnnie Poe100.000
Team Totals302809.3350
Opponents Totals1217314.4351
PUNTINGNOYDSAVGLGBLTBI20RYDSNYDSNET
Brian Hansen52210440.5600619135184935.6
Tommy Barnhardt1148343.9520146439936.3
Team Totals63258741.1600723199224835.7
Opponents Totals73274037.5575410468219230.0
PUNT RETURNSNOFCYDSAVGLGTD
Mel Gray24535214.7800
Eric Martin142886.3150
Buford Jordan101313.0130
Brett Maxie101212.0120
Toi Cook1033.030
Team Totals41746811.4800
Opponents Totals2981996.9290
KICKOFF RETURNSNOFCYDSAVGLGTD
Mel Gray30063621.2430
Dalton Hilliard10024824.8740
Mike Adams405213.0200
Barry Word3010033.3640
Dwight Beverly304615.3210
Buford Jordan202814.0160
Eric Martin101515.0150
Stan Brock101111.0110
Curt Thomas101111.0110
Team Totals550114720.9740
Opponents Totals55111520.3470
SACKSNOYDS
Pat Swilling10.5
Rickey Jackson9.5
Frank Warren6.0
Jim Wilks5.5
Bruce Clark4.5
Tony Elliott2.0
Brett Maxie2.0
Larry McCoy2.0
Scott Leach1.5
Joe DeForest1.0
Vaughan Johnson1.0
Pat Swoopes1.0
Derrick Taylor0.5
Team Totals47.0355.0
Opponents Totals29.0213.0
FUMBLESNOLOSTOWNOPPRECYDSTD
Mike Adams111200
Vincent Alexander200000
Gene Atkins0001100
Dwight Beverly100000
James Campen0010100
Bruce Clark0002200
Stacey Dawsey210190
John Fourcade100000
Mel Gray310100
Bobby Hebert420200
Joel Hilgenberg0010100
Lonzell Hill0010100
Dalton Hilliard400000
Kevin Ingram200000
Van Jakes00011300
Phillip James0010100
Vaughan Johnson0001100
Mike Jones100000
Eric Martin310100
Rueben Mayes810100
Sam Mills0003300
Jeff Rodenberger0010100
Reggie Sutton0001100
Pat Swilling0003310
Dwight Walker0010100
Frank Wattelet0001100
Dave Waymer0003320
Jim Wilks00011100
Barry Word110100
Team Totals3319141832520
Opponents Totals31181316293
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