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1996 New Orleans Saints (NFL)

5th place • National Football Conference • Western Division • 3-13-0 .188
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Roster KeyStat Key
Head Coach: Jim Mora (2-6-0); Rick Venturi (1-7-0)
Bobby April, Jr.Special Teams
Bruce AriansRunning Backs
Dave AtkinsRunning Backs
Jeff DavidsonOffensive Assistant
Jim HaslettLinebackers
John MatskoOffensive Line
Glenn MayeauxStrength and Conditioning Assistant
Jim Mora, Jr.Defensive Backs
Wayne NunnelyDefensive Line
John PaganoDefensive Assistant
Russell PaternostroStrength and Conditioning
Carl SmithOffensive Coordinator/Quarterbacks
Rick VenturiLinebackers
Steve WaltersWide Receivers
SCORES
DayDateOpponentScoreLocationVenueAttendance
Sat7/27/1996NIndianapolis Colts3-10LCanton, OHFawcett Stadium23376
Fri8/2/1996ADetroit Lions23-22WPontiac, MIPontiac Silverdome35782
Sat8/10/1996AKansas City Chiefs6-42LKansas City, MOArrowhead Stadium65710
Sat8/17/1996HChicago Bears31-21WNew Orleans, LALouisiana Superdome35246
Fri8/23/1996HMinnesota Vikings16-13WNew Orleans, LALouisiana Superdome35728
Sun9/1/1996ASan Francisco 49ers11-27LSan Francisco, CA3Com Park63970
Sun9/8/1996HCarolina Panthers20-22LNew Orleans, LALouisiana Superdome43288
Sun9/15/1996ACincinnati Bengals15-30LCincinnati, OHCinergy Field45412
Sun9/22/1996HArizona Cardinals14-28LNew Orleans, LALouisiana Superdome34316
Sun9/29/1996ABaltimore Ravens10-17LBaltimore, MDMemorial Stadium61063
Sun10/6/1996HJacksonville Jaguars17-13WNew Orleans, LALouisiana Superdome34231
Sun10/13/1996HChicago Bears27-24WNew Orleans, LALouisiana Superdome43512
Sun10/20/1996ACarolina Panthers7-19LCharlotte, NCEricsson Stadium70888
Sun11/3/1996HSan Francisco 49ers17-24LNew Orleans, LALouisiana Superdome53297
Sun11/10/1996HHouston Oilers14-31LNew Orleans, LALouisiana Superdome34121
Sun11/17/1996AAtlanta Falcons15-17LAtlanta, GAGeorgia Dome43119
Sun11/24/1996ATampa Bay Buccaneers7-13LTampa, FLHoulihan's Stadium40203
Sun12/1/1996HSt. Louis Rams10-26LNew Orleans, LALouisiana Superdome26310
Sun12/8/1996HAtlanta Falcons15-31LNew Orleans, LALouisiana Superdome32923
Sun12/15/1996ANew York Giants17-3WEast Rutherford, NJGiants Stadium52530
Sat12/21/1996ASt. Louis Rams13-14LSt. Louis, MOTrans World Dome57681

Exhibition game. Playoff game. A=Away game. H=Home game. N=Neutral site game. W=Win. L=Loss. T=Tie. OT=Overtime.

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ROSTER
PlayerNoPosHtWtAgeCollegeGPGS
Tom Ackerman69OT6-429324Eastern Washington20
Eric Allen31RCB5-1018331Arizona State1616
Mario Bates24RB6-222723Arizona State1410
Doug Brien10K6-018326California160
Willie Broughton99RDT6-528532Miami (Florida)145
Derek Brown20RB5-918625Nebraska110
Je'rod Cherry37S6-120623California130
Don Davis53LB6-123624Kansas110
Lee DeRamus87WR6-019124Wisconsin154
Ernest Dixon56LB6-125025South Carolina160
Jim Dombrowski72LOG6-529733Virginia1010
Jim Everett17QB6-521233Purdue1515
Mark Fields55WLB6-224424Los Angeles Southwest JC; Washington State1615
Kendall Gammon62C6-426628Pittsburg State160
Paul Green85TE6-323030Southern California145
Terry Guess18WR6-020022Georgia Military JC; Gardner-Webb32
Richard Harvey52SLB6-123830Tulane147
Mercury Hayes89WR5-1119523Michigan70
Michael Haynes81WR6-018231Eastern Arizona JC; Northern Arizona1610
Keno Hills76OT6-630523Kent State; Louisiana-Lafayette10
Derrick Hoskins28S6-220026Southern Mississippi10
Tyrone Hughes33CB5-917526Nebraska161
Earnest Hunter32RB5-820126Navarro JC; Southeastern Oklahoma State60
Greg Jackson47FS6-120730Louisiana State1615
Haywood Jeffires80WR6-220032North Carolina State91
Joe Johnson94RDE-LDE-RDT6-427224Louisville1313
Tony Johnson86TE6-525524Alabama97
Brian Jones58MLB6-125528UCLA; Texas161
Clarence Jones74ROT-LOT6-629028Maryland1616
Ed King61ROG6-430327Auburn1616
Sean Lumpkin46FS6-020626Minnesota71
Henry Lusk88TE6-224324Utah163
Wayne Martin93LDT6-527331Arkansas1616
J.J. McCleskey44CB5-818326Tennessee50
Andy McCollum67C6-429826Toledo1616
Mark McMillian29LCB5-715126Glendale CC; Alabama1616
Darren Mickell92LDE6-528526Florida1212
Alex Molden25CB5-1019023Oregon142
Lorenzo Neal22FB5-1124726Fresno State1611
Anthony Newman30SS6-020531Oregon1616
Craig Novitsky60LOG6-529525UCLA166
Doug Nussmeier13QB6-321126Idaho21
Emile Palmer75DT6-332023Syracuse10
Rufus Porter59SLB6-122731Southern University139
Willie Roaf77LOT6-531226Louisiana Tech1313
Austin Robbins95RDT6-629025North Carolina157
Torrance Small83WR6-320726Alcorn State1613
Brady Smith91RDE6-526923Colorado State164
Irv Smith82TE6-325725Notre Dame77
Fred Stokes71DE6-326232Georgia Southern90
William Strong41CB5-1019125North Carolina State90
Winfred Tubbs54MLB6-425526Texas1613
Renaldo Turnbull97RDE6-425230West Virginia127
Mike Verstegen66ROT-TE6-631125Wisconsin84
Ricky Whittle23RB5-920025Oregon100
Donald Willis63OG6-333223Washington; North Carolina A&T State40
Klaus Wilmsmeyer4P6-120729Louisville160
Ray Zellars34RB5-1123323Notre Dame96
DRAFT LIST
RoundOverallPlayerPosCollege
111Alex MoldenDBOregon
240Je'rod CherryDBCalifornia
370Brady SmithDEColorado State
4103Ricky WhittleRBOregon
5136Mercury HayesWRMichigan
5145Tom AckermanGEastern Washington
5165Terry GuessWRGardner-Webb
6179Keno HillsTLouisiana-Lafayette
6204Toderick MaloneWRAlabama
7246Henry LuskTEUtah
SCORING BY QUARTERS1st2nd3rd4thPTS
Team Totals42583891229
Opponents Totals801057876339
TEAM STATSTOP1st DownsFDRFDPFDX3rd Down Efficiency4th Down EfficiencyPENPENY
Team Totals27:33232771352065/207 31.4%6/19 31.6%114853
Opponents Totals32:272871041523185/232 36.6%9/16 56.3%102823
SCORINGTDX1X1APCTX2X2AFGFGAPCTSAFPTS
Doug Brien01818100.000212584.0081
Michael Haynes4001100026
Mario Bates4000000024
Ray Zellars4000000024
Haywood Jeffires3000000018
Torrance Small3000200018
Lorenzo Neal2000000012
Lee DeRamus100000006
Terry Guess100000006
Tony Johnson100000006
Brian Jones100000006
Klaus Wilmsmeyer000110002
Doug Nussmeier000020000
Team Totals241818100.026212584.00229
Opponents Totals343232100.022334278.60339
FIELD GOALSMADEATTPCTBLLG1-1920-2930-3940-4950+
Doug Brien212584.01540/04/49/105/73/4
Team Totals212584.01540/04/49/105/73/4
Opponents Totals334278.61/114/1413/153/62/6
RUSHINGATTYDSAVGLGTDFDG20+G40+FUM
Mario Bates1645843.633432304
Ray Zellars1204754.063428212
Lorenzo Neal21582.81115000
Ricky Whittle20522.61503001
Torrance Small45112.82212100
Earnest Hunter14443.1902002
Derek Brown13302.31201000
Mercury Hayes273.5501000
Doug Nussmeier362.0600000
Jim Everett2230.1303006
Lee DeRamus122.0200000
Terry Guess2-4-2.0-100000
Team Totals38613083.46310776115
Opponents Totals52120764.070t1110413310
PASSINGATTCOMPCTINCYDSY/ATTY/COMLGTDTD%INTINT%TSYLNYPFDG20+G40+RTG
Jim Everett46426757.518127976.010.551122.6163.419154264312433569.4
Doug Nussmeier502856.0212725.49.757t12.012.0317255112269.8
Earnest Hunter100.0100.000.000.000000039.6
Team Totals51529557.320330696.010.457t132.5173.322171289813535769.3
Opponents Totals46526757.418631176.711.770224.7122.641283283415240582.9
RECEIVINGRECYDSAVGLGTDFDG20+G40+FUM
Torrance Small5055811.241227811
Michael Haynes4478617.9514351241
Lorenzo Neal311946.323110101
Henry Lusk272107.82409201
Ricky Whittle261626.22805100
Haywood Jeffires2021510.827t312201
Earnest Hunter171388.12205100
Lee DeRamus1518212.128t17300
Irv Smith151449.63706100
Mario Bates13443.41501000
Ray Zellars9455.01201000
Derek Brown8546.81802000
Paul Green79113.02304100
Tony Johnson77610.91715000
Mercury Hayes410125.35004210
Terry Guess26934.557t12110
Team Totals295306910.457t131353575
Opponents Totals267311711.770221524053
INTERCEPTIONSINTYDSAVGLGTD
Anthony Newman34013.3210
Greg Jackson3248.0100
Mark McMillian242.040
Alex Molden221.020
Eric Allen13333.0330
Winfred Tubbs11111.0110
Team Totals121149.5330
Opponents Totals17935.5350
PUNTINGNOYDSAVGLGBLTBI20OBDNRYDSNYDSNET
Klaus Wilmsmeyer87355140.8630916212546282532.5
Team Totals87355140.8630916212546282532.5
Opponents Totals74318443.0670325159296540.1
PUNT RETURNSNOFCYDSAVGLGTDG20+G40+FUM
Tyrone Hughes30201525.1160002
Terry Guess1077.070000
Team Totals31201595.1160002
Opponents Totals432154612.784t1
KICKOFFSNOYDSAVGOBTBRETRETYTDOSAOSR
Doug Brien61383762.916521155020
Team Totals61383762.916521155020
Opponents Totals7818990
KICKOFF RETURNSNOFCYDSAVGLGTDG20+G40+FUM
Tyrone Hughes700179125.65805280
Mercury Hayes203015.0170001
Brady Smith20147.080000
Earnest Hunter102020.0200100
J.J. McCleskey101818.0180000
Henry Lusk101616.0160000
Derek Brown101010.0100000
Team Totals780189924.35805381
Opponents Totals52115522.2710
SACKSNOYDS
Wayne Martin11.0
Joe Johnson7.5
Renaldo Turnbull6.5
Darren Mickell3.0
Willie Broughton2.0
Mark Fields2.0
Richard Harvey2.0
Alex Molden2.0
Brady Smith2.0
Austin Robbins1.0
Fred Stokes1.0
Winfred Tubbs1.0
Team Totals41.0283.0
Opponents Totals22.0171.0
FUMBLESNOLOSTOWNOPPRECYDSTD
Mario Bates400000
Je'Rod Cherry0001100
Don Davis0001100
Ernest Dixon00011220
Jim Everett10101-90
Mark Fields00011200
Mercury Hayes100000
Michael Haynes100000
Tyrone Hughes200000
Earnest Hunter210100
Greg Jackson100000
Haywood Jeffires100000
Brian Jones00011111
Ed King0010100
Henry Lusk100000
Wayne Martin0001100
Andy McCollum0010100
Mark McMillian00101-60
Lorenzo Neal120200
Anthony Newman0002200
Doug Nussmeier200000
Willie Roaf0010100
Torrance Small100000
Winfred Tubbs0001100
Renaldo Turnbull0001100
Ricky Whittle100000
Ray Zellars200000
Team Totals302281018381
Opponents Totals25101520350
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