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1998 New Orleans Saints (NFL) 3rd place National Football Conference Western Division 6-10-0 .375
Head Coach: Mike Ditka
Offensive CoordinatorDanny Abramowicz
Special TeamsBobby April, Jr.
QuarterbacksTom Clements
Defensive LineWalt Corey
LinebackersJack Del Rio
Offensive Assistant-Quality ControlJudd Garrett
Wide ReceiversHarold Jackson
Defensive AssistantRickey Jackson
Defensive AssistantNed James
Running BacksLary Kuharich
Tight EndsDan Neal
Assistant Strength and ConditioningMarkus Paul
Offensive LineDick Stanfel
Assistant Head Coach/SecondaryRick Venturi
Defensive CoordinatorZaven Yaralian
DayDateOpponentScoreLocationVenueAttendanceNotes
Sat8/8/1998AGreen Bay Packers7-31LGreen Bay, WILambeau Field60080
Fri8/14/1998ADenver Broncos10-17LDenver, COMile High Stadium75329
Sat8/22/1998HTennessee Oilers24-26LNew Orleans, LALouisiana Superdome46069
Fri8/28/1998HTampa Bay Buccaneers10-6WNew Orleans, LALouisiana Superdome43774
Sun9/6/1998ASt. Louis Rams24-17WSt. Louis, MOTrans World Dome56943
Sun9/13/1998HCarolina Panthers19-14WNew Orleans, LALouisiana Superdome51915
Sun9/27/1998AIndianapolis Colts19-13WOTIndianapolis, INRCA Dome48480
Sun10/4/1998HNew England Patriots27-30LNew Orleans, LALouisiana Superdome56172
Sun10/11/1998HSan Francisco 49ers0-31LNew Orleans, LALouisiana Superdome62811
Sun10/18/1998AAtlanta Falcons23-31LAtlanta, GAGeorgia Dome60774
Sun10/25/1998HTampa Bay Buccaneers9-3WNew Orleans, LALouisiana Superdome52965
Sun11/1/1998ACarolina Panthers17-31LCharlotte, NCEricsson Stadium62514
Sun11/8/1998AMinnesota Vikings24-31LMinneapolis, MNMetrodome63779
Sun11/15/1998HSt. Louis Rams24-3WNew Orleans, LALouisiana Superdome46430
Sun11/22/1998ASan Francisco 49ers20-31LSan Francisco, CA3Com Park68429
Sun11/29/1998AMiami Dolphins10-30LMiami-Dade County, FLPro Player Stadium73216
Sun12/6/1998HDallas Cowboys22-3WNew Orleans, LALouisiana Superdome65065
Sun12/13/1998HAtlanta Falcons17-27LNew Orleans, LALouisiana Superdome61678
Sun12/20/1998AArizona Cardinals17-19LTempe, AZSun Devil Stadium51617
Sun12/27/1998HBuffalo Bills33-45LNew Orleans, LALouisiana Superdome39707
Exhibition game. Playoff game. A=Away game. H=Home game. N=Neutral site game. W=Win. L=Loss. T=Tie. OT=Overtime.
NoPlayerPosHtWtAgeCollegeGPGS
68Tom AckermanC6-429326Eastern Washington1510
54Ink AleagaLB6-124125Washington153
89Brett BechWR6-118427Louisiana State160
56Chris BordanoLB6-124124Southern Methodist166
10Doug BrienK-P6-018328California160
30Je'rod CherryCB6-120625California140
85Cam CleelandTE6-427223Washington1616
13Kerry CollinsQB6-524626Penn State77
37Chad CotaSS6-119727Oregon1616
32Aaron CraverFB6-022033El Camino JC; Fresno State1610
53Don DavisLB6-123626Kansas40
28Troy DavisRB5-719123Iowa State142
86Sean DawkinsWR6-421627California1515
22Tyronne DrakefordRCB5-1118527Virginia Tech1616
87John FarquharTE6-627826Duke50
55Mark FieldsRLB6-224426Los Angeles Southwest JC; Washington State1515
62Jerry FontenotC6-330032Texas A&M44
46Kendall GammonLONG6-426630Pittsburg State160
97La'Roi GloverRDT6-228624San Diego State1615
84Eric GulifordWR5-817029Arizona State51
88Andre HastingsWR6-119028Georgia1612
23Chris HewittS6-021024Cincinnati162
76Keno HillsOG-OT6-630525Kent State; Louisiana-Lafayette121
12Billy Joe HobertQB6-323027Washington11
82Qadry IsmailWR6-019628Syracuse101
19Alonzo JohnsonWR5-1118625Central State (Ohio)10
94Joe JohnsonRDE6-427226Louisville1616
80Tony JohnsonTE6-525526Alabama110
58Brian JonesLB6-125530UCLA; Texas20
74Clarence JonesROT6-629030Maryland1414
24Rob KellyS6-019924Ohio State163
29Sammy KnightFS6-021123Southern California1413
20Earl LittleDB6-019725Michigan; Miami (Florida)160
93Wayne MartinLDT6-527333Arkansas1616
67Andy McCollumOG-C6-429828Toledo165
59Keith MitchellLLB6-224224Texas A&M1615
50Kevin MitchellMLB6-125327Syracuse88
25Alex MoldenLCB5-1019025Oregon1615
65Chris NaeoleROG6-331724Colorado1616
33Wilmont PerryRB6-123223Barber-Scotia; Livingstone62
75Julian PittmanDT6-428623Florida State20
83Keith PooleWR6-019124Arizona State154
77Willie RoafLOT6-531228Louisiana Tech1515
95Austin RobbinsDT6-629027North Carolina161
3Mark RoyalsP6-521835Chowan JC; Appalachian State160
71Ricky SiglarOT6-730832Arizona Western JC; San Jose State10
81Scott SlutzkerTE6-424726Iowa30
91Brady SmithDE6-526925Colorado State145
36Lamar SmithHB5-1122428Northeastern Oklahoma A&M JC; Houston149
52Vinson SmithLB6-224333East Carolina150
11Billy Joe TolliverQB6-121732Texas Tech74
90Jared TomichLDE6-226924Nebraska1611
68Kyle TurleyLOG6-530223San Diego State1515
98Ron WarnerLB6-224823Independence CC; Kansas10
42Fred WearyCB5-1018024Florida141
47Josh WilcoxTE-FB6-325524Oregon31
69Troy WilsonDE6-425728Pittsburg State150
7Danny WuerffelQB6-121224Florida54
34Ray ZellarsFB5-1123325Notre Dame117
DRAFT LISTRoundOverallPosCollegeNotes
Kyle Turley17TSan Diego State
Cam Cleeland240TEWashington
Fred Weary497DBFloridafrom OAK
Julian Pittman499DEFlorida State
Wilmont Perry5132RBLivingstone
Chris Bordano6161LBSouthern Methodist
Andy McCullough7204WRTennesseefrom SEA
Ron Warner7239LBKansas
SCORING BY QUARTERS1st2nd3rd4thOT
Team Totals5012541836
Opponents Totals7412674850
TEAM STATSTOP1ST DOWNSRushPassPen3RD DOWNAttPct4TH DOWNAttPctPENYDS
Team Totals28:0325867165267721535.861735.3121928
Opponents Totals31:5732686208329922643.84944.41321164
SCORINGTDX1X1APCTX2X2AFGFGAPCTSAFPTS
Doug Brien03131100.000202290.9091
Cam Cleeland6000000036
Aaron Craver5000000030
Brett Bech3000000018
Andre Hastings3000000018
Lamar Smith3000000018
Sammy Knight2000000012
Keith Poole2000000012
Kerry Collins100000006
Troy Davis100000006
Sean Dawkins100000006
Tyronne Drakeford100000006
Mark Fields100000006
Joe Johnson100000006
Rob Kelly100000006
Keith Mitchell100000006
Austin Robbins100000006
Fred Weary100000006
Ray Zellars100000006
Wayne Martin000000012
Billy Joe Tolliver000020000
Danny Wuerffel000010000
(Team)000000012
Team Totals353131100.003202290.92305
Opponents Totals403939100.011263378.80359
FIELD GOALSMADEATTPCT1-1920-2930-3940-4950+
Doug Brien202290.90/07/73/36/64/6
Team Totals202290.90/07/73/36/64/6
Opponents Totals263378.81/15/511/126/103/5
RUSHINGATTYDSAVGLGTDFDG20+G40+FUM
Lamar Smith1384573.333119503
Aaron Craver451804.025210101
Ray Zellars561622.915t17002
Troy Davis551432.61416001
Wilmont Perry301224.11909001
Kerry Collins231134.92015102
Danny Wuerffel11605.51803000
Billy Joe Tolliver11433.91604002
Andre Hastings33210.71602000
Billy Joe Hobert2136.51401000
Team Totals37413253.5336677012
Opponents Totals46717003.661t138612210
PASSINGATTCOMPCTINCYDSY/ATTY/COMLGTDTD%INTINT%TSYLNYPFDG20+G40+RTG
Billy Joe Hobert231147.8121707.415.535t14.300.021715383087.2
Billy Joe Tolliver19811055.68414277.213.082t84.042.0118813396416683.5
Danny Wuerffel1196252.1526955.811.264t54.254.223131564358266.3
Kerry Collins1919449.28712026.312.889t42.1105.22114010625713154.5
Lamar Smith2150.012010.020.020t150.000.00020110125.0
Aaron Craver100.0100.000.000.000000039.6
Team Totals53427852.123735146.612.689t193.6193.657376313816541969.9
Opponents Totals53932860.919042567.913.081t244.5213.9483023954208511184.3
RECEIVINGRECYDSAVGLGTDFDG20+G40+FUM
Cam Cleeland5468412.753637911
Sean Dawkins5382315.564t140822
Andre Hastings3545513.089t320410
Aaron Craver332146.54929210
Keith Poole2450921.282t2201030
Lamar Smith2424910.435t212201
Troy Davis16996.21903000
Brett Bech1426418.972t313410
Eric Guliford1012412.42406200
Ray Zellars10505.01401000
John Farquhar11313.01301000
Scott Slutzker11010.01001000
Josh Wilcox11010.01001000
Tony Johnson188.0801000
Wilmont Perry122.0200000
Team Totals278351412.689t191654194
Opponents Totals328425613.081t2420851113
INTERCEPTIONSINTYDSAVGLGTD
Sammy Knight617128.591t2
Tyronne Drakeford47619.032t1
Chad Cota4184.590
Rob Kelly210452.079t1
Fred Weary26432.063t1
Alex Molden23517.5240
La'Roi Glover100.000
Team Totals2146622.291t5
Opponents Totals191869.856t3
PUNTINGNOYDSAVGLGBLTBI20OOBDNRYDSNYDSNET
Mark Royals88401745.66401026147649316836.0
Doug Brien27236.0370100005226.0
Team Totals90408945.46401126147649322035.8
Opponents Totals75326343.5640518408275536.7
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PUNT RETURNSNOFCYDSAVGLGTDG20+G40+FUM
Andre Hastings221730714.0760510
Eric Guliford10710110.1400110
Team Totals322440812.8760620
Opponents Totals53564912.3550
KICKOFFSNOYDSAVGOBTBRETRETYTDOSAOSR
Doug Brien66419963.6111521128042
Team Totals66419963.6111521132042
Opponents Totals6213541
KICKOFF RETURNSNOFCYDSAVGLGTDG20+G40+FUM
Qadry Ismail28059021.13901501
Aaron Craver7021230.3100t1311
Eric Guliford18043524.23401500
Brett Bech102020.0200100
Earl Little406416.0200100
Andre Hastings101616.0160000
Troy Davis202110.5190000
Jared Tomich1000.000000
Team Totals620135821.9100t13514
Opponents Totals52113221.8510
SACKSNOYDS
La'Roi Glover10.0
Mark Fields7.0
Joe Johnson7.0
Jared Tomich6.0
Wayne Martin3.0
Keith Mitchell2.5
Kevin Mitchell2.5
Je'Rod Cherry2.0
Chad Cota2.0
Chris Hewitt2.0
Ink Aleaga1.0
Chris Bordano1.0
Austin Robbins1.0
Troy Wilson1.0
Team Totals48.0302.0
Opponents Totals57.0376.0
FUMBLESNOLOSTOWNOPPRECYDSTD
Cam Cleeland120270
Kerry Collins8202-80
Chad Cota0001100
Aaron Craver210100
Troy Davis100000
Sean Dawkins200000
Mark Fields00011361
Eric Guliford110100
Andre Hastings0010100
Qadry Ismail200000
Joe Johnson0001151
Clarence Jones0010100
Sammy Knight0002230
Wayne Martin0001100
Andy McCollum0010100
Keith Mitchell00033631
Chris Naeole0010100
Wilmont Perry100000
Austin Robbins0001101
Lamar Smith400000
Billy Joe Tolliver3000-130
Jared Tomich0001100
Danny Wuerffel110100
Ray Zellars200000
Team Totals2817111122934
Opponents Totals24111014240
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