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1967 New Orleans Saints

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3-11-0, Finished 4th in NFL Capitol Division  · 1967 NFL Season Summary
 SRS: Total -10.8, Offense: -6.7, Defense: -4.1, SoS: -0.4, avg is 0.0.

Scored 233 points (16.6/g), 14th of 16 in the NFL. Allowed 379 points (27.1/g), 13th.
 Differential of -146 points (-10.4/g), 15th.  Expected W-L: 3.4-10.6.

Coach: Tom Fears (3-11-0)

Stadium: Tulane Stadium
 Training Camp: Cal Western (San Diego, California)

Team Info

President/Majority Shareholder John Mecom Jr.
General Manager Bert Rose
Defensive Alignment 4-3

Team Stats and Rankings

Tot Yds & TO Passing Rushing Penalties
PF Yds Ply Y/P TO FL 1stD Cmp Att Yds TD Int NY/A 1stD Att Yds TD Y/A 1stD Pen Yds 1stPy
Team Stats 233 3790 864 4.4 37 14 220 237 478 2598 13 23 4.9 135 334 1192 9 3.6 67 76 785 18
Opp. Stats 379 4928 902 5.5 32 10 276 207 410 2836 25 22 6.5 138 469 2092 22 4.5 114 83 824 24
Lg Rank Offense 14 12 8 8 12 2 9 13 8 12 15 16 15 15
Lg Rank Defense 13 13 12 13 13 10 12 11 8 13 13 14 16 16

Team Games & Schedule

Score Offense Defense
Week Day Date OT Rec Opp Tm Opp 1stD TotYd PassY RushY TO 1stD TotYd PassY RushY TO
1 Sun September 17 boxscore L 0-1 Los Angeles Rams 13 27 17 299 174 125 3 23 462 292 170 1
2 Sun September 24 boxscore L 0-2 Washington Redskins 10 30 13 290 209 81 17 369 211 158 1
3 Sun October 1 boxscore L 0-3 Cleveland Browns 7 42 17 266 198 68 5 23 421 223 198 4
4 Sun October 8 boxscore L 0-4 @ New York Giants 21 27 16 210 138 72 1 28 535 348 187 1
5 Sun October 15 boxscore L 0-5 @ Dallas Cowboys 10 14 12 207 165 42 3 18 234 109 125 3
6 Sun October 22 boxscore L 0-6 @ San Francisco 49ers 13 27 12 200 128 72 2 20 318 182 136 1
7 Sun October 29 boxscore L 0-7 Pittsburgh Steelers 10 14 19 308 225 83 1 19 267 88 179 4
8 Sun November 5 boxscore W 1-7 Philadelphia Eagles 31 24 13 249 137 112 2 20 359 263 96 2
9 Sun November 12 boxscore L 1-8 Dallas Cowboys 10 27 14 211 168 43 3 18 380 178 202 2
10 Sun November 19 boxscore L 1-9 @ Philadelphia Eagles 21 48 15 309 237 72 5 21 421 331 90 3
11 Sun November 26 boxscore W 2-9 Atlanta Falcons 27 24 24 371 230 141 3 21 269 86 183 1
12 Sun December 3 boxscore L 2-10 @ St. Louis Cardinals 20 31 18 238 146 92 3 12 310 125 185 5
13 Sun December 10 boxscore L 2-11 @ Baltimore Colts 10 30 15 268 195 73 4 17 252 127 125 1
14 Sun December 17 boxscore W 3-11 @ Washington Redskins 30 14 15 364 248 116 2 19 331 273 58 3

Passing

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+)
No. Age Pos G GS QBrec Cmp Att Cmp% Yds TD TD% Int Int% Lng Y/A AY/A Y/C Y/G Rate QBR Sk Yds NY/A ANY/A Sk% 4QC GWD
15 Gary Cuozzo 26 QB 13 10 3-7-0 134 260 51.5 1562 7 2.7 12 4.6 49 6.0 4.5 11.7 120.2 59.8
17 Billy Kilmer 28 qb 10 4 0-4-0 97 204 47.5 1341 6 2.9 11 5.4 96 6.6 4.7 13.8 134.1 56.4 1 1
19 Gary Wood 25 2 0 5 11 45.5 62 0 0.0 0 0.0 27 5.6 5.6 12.4 31.0 63.4
32 Tom Barrington 23 14 0 0 2 0.0 0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 39.6
12 Tom McNeill 25 P 14 0 1 1 100.0 24 0 0.0 0 0.0 24 24.0 24.0 24.0 1.7 118.7
Team Total 25.2 14 3-11-0 237 478 49.6 2989 13 2.7 23 4.8 96 6.3 4.6 12.6 213.5 58.5 1 1
Opp Total 14 207 410 50.5 3035 25 6.1 22 5.4 7.4 6.21 14.7 216.8 73.0 23 199 6.5 5.4 5.3

Rushing & Receiving

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+)
Games Rushing Receiving
No. Age Pos G GS Att Yds TD Lng Y/A Y/G A/G Rec Yds Y/R TD Lng R/G Y/G YScm RRTD Fmb
31 Jim Taylor 32 FB 14 0 130 390 2 16 3.0 27.9 9.3 38 251 6.6 0 27 2.7 17.9 641 2 1
39 Ernie Wheelwright 28 HB 9 0 59 198 0 13 3.4 22.0 6.6 9 61 6.8 0 18 1.0 6.8 259 0 4
32 Tom Barrington 23 14 0 34 121 0 22 3.6 8.6 2.4 4 50 12.5 0 29 0.3 3.6 171 0 2
33 Randy Schultz 24 8 0 32 117 2 22 3.7 14.6 4.0 14 186 13.3 0 25 1.8 23.3 303 2 0
36 Don McCall 23 14 0 21 86 1 49 4.1 6.1 1.5 4 75 18.8 1 34 0.3 5.4 161 2 0
17 Billy Kilmer 28 qb 10 4 20 142 1 31 7.1 14.2 2.0 142 1 5
15 Gary Cuozzo 26 QB 13 10 19 43 1 10 2.3 3.3 1.5 43 1 2
22 Charlie Brown 22 3 0 8 16 2 7 2.0 5.3 2.7 3 23 7.7 0 9 1.0 7.7 39 2 0
42 John Gilliam 22 13 0 7 41 0 19 5.9 3.2 0.5 22 264 12.0 1 35 1.7 20.3 305 1 2
12 Tom McNeill 25 P 14 0 4 38 0 25 9.5 2.7 0.3 38 0 0
46 Danny Abramowicz 22 SE 14 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 50 721 14.4 6 80 3.6 51.5 721 6 0
85 Ray Poage 27 FL 12 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 24 380 15.8 0 65 2.0 31.7 380 0 1
89 Kent Kramer 23 TE 10 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 20 207 10.4 2 17 2.0 20.7 207 2 0
86 Tom Hall 27 11 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 19 249 13.1 0 21 1.7 22.6 249 0 1
27 Walter Roberts 25 KR/PR 13 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 17 384 22.6 3 96 1.3 29.5 384 3 0
83 Vern Burke 26 7 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 8 84 10.5 0 21 1.1 12.0 84 0 0
84 Jimmy Hester 23 5 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 2 10 5.0 0 7 0.4 2.0 10 0 0
25 Jerry Simmons 25 2 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 2 25 12.5 0 16 1.0 12.5 25 0 0
29 Ray Ogden 25 2 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 1 19 19.0 0 19 0.5 9.5 19 0 0
Team Total 25.2 14 334 1192 9 49 3.6 85.1 23.9 237 2989 12.6 13 96 16.9 213.5 4181 22 21
Opp Total 14 469 2092 22 4.5 149.4 33.5 207 2836 13.7 25 14.8 202.6 4928 47 21

Kick & Punt Returns

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+)
Games Punt Returns Kick Returns
No. Age Pos G GS Ret Yds TD Lng Y/R Rt Yds TD Lng Y/Rt APYd
27 Walter Roberts 25 KR/PR 13 0 11 50 0 11 4.5 28 737 1 91 26.3 1199
42 John Gilliam 22 13 0 7 13 0 8 1.9 16 481 1 94 30.1 799
22 Charlie Brown 22 3 0 3 1 0 13 0.3 5 103 0 26 20.6 143
32 Tom Barrington 23 14 0 7 113 0 27 16.1 284
36 Don McCall 23 14 0 7 198 0 68 28.3 362
21 John Douglas 22 RCB 14 0 2 15 0 12 7.5 1 17 0 17 17.0 32
45 Jimmy Jordan 23 1 0 3 56 0 27 18.7 56
0 Obert Logan 26 RS 13 0 1 0 0 0 0.0 0
24 Elijah Nevett 23 2 0 1 0 0 0 0.0 0
44 George Rose 25 13 0 1 21 0 21 21.0 21
73 Jerry Sturm 31 7 0 1 0 0 0 0.0 0
38 Phil Vandersea 24 8 0 1 13 0 13 13.0 13
Team Total 25.2 14 23 79 0 13 3.4 72 1739 2 94 24.2 6033
Opp Total 14 35 261 0 7.5 51 1166 0 22.9

Kicking & Punting

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+)
Games 0-19 20-29 30-39 40-49 50+ Scoring Punting
No. Age Pos G GS FGA FGM FGA FGM FGA FGM FGA FGM FGA FGM FGA FGM FG% XPA XPM XP% Pnt Yds Lng Blck Y/P
12 Tom McNeill 25 P 14 0 74 3174 66 0 42.9
10 Charlie Durkee 23 K 14 0 3 3 8 2 7 6 11 3 3 32 14 43.8% 27 27 100.0%
Team Total 25.2 14 3 3 8 2 7 6 11 3 3 32 14 43.8% 27 27 100.0% 74 3174 66 0 42.9
Opp Total 14 29 15 51.7% 48 46 95.8% 63 2514 39.9

Defense & Fumbles

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+)
Games Def Interceptions Fumbles Sacks & Tackles
No. Age Pos G GS Int Yds TD Lng PD FF Fmb FR Yds TD Sk Tkl Ast Sfty
23 Dave Whitsell* 31 LCB 14 0 10 178 2 41 0
17 Billy Kilmer 28 qb 10 4 0 5 2 0 0
55 Jackie Burkett 31 RLB 14 0 3 57 0 23 0 0 0 2 0 0
39 Ernie Wheelwright 28 HB 9 0 0 4 0 0 0
32 Tom Barrington 23 14 0 0 2 1 0 0
0 Obert Logan 26 RS 13 0 3 21 0 18 0
15 Gary Cuozzo 26 QB 13 10 0 2 0 0 0
35 Ted Davis 25 10 0 0 0 2 0 0
21 John Douglas 22 RCB 14 0 1 19 0 19 0 0 0 1 0 0
42 John Gilliam 22 13 0 0 2 0 0 0
86 Tom Hall 27 11 0 0 1 1 0 0
36 Don McCall 23 14 0 0 0 2 3 0
44 George Rose 25 13 0 1 15 0 15 0 0 1 0 0 0
81 Doug Atkins 37 LDE 14 0 0 0 1 0 0
16 Bo Burris 23 14 0 0 0 1 3 0
66 Bill Cody 23 9 0 0 0 1 0 0
88 Ben Hart 22 1 0 1 21 0 21 0
67 George Harvey 22 6 0 0 0 1 0 0
26 Jimmy Heidel 24 LS 14 0 1 2 0 2 0
24 Elijah Nevett 23 2 0 0 1 0 0 0
85 Ray Poage 27 FL 12 0 0 1 0 0 0
27 Walter Roberts 25 KR/PR 13 0 0 0 1 28 1
60 Brian Schweda 24 RDE 14 0 0 0 1 0 0
53 Dave Simmons 24 11 0 1 12 0 12 0
73 Jerry Sturm 31 7 0 0 1 0 0 0
31 Jim Taylor 32 FB 14 0 0 1 0 0 0
59 Fred Whittingham 28 MLB 7 0 1 8 0 8 0
Team Total 25.2 14 22 333 2 41 0 0 21 17 34 1 1
Opp Total 14 21 11 52

Scoring Summary

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+)
No. Age Pos G GS RshTD RecTD PR TD KR TD FblTD IntTD OthTD AllTD 2PM 2PA XPM XPA FGM FGA Sfty Pts Pts/G
10 Charlie Durkee 23 K 14 0 27 27 14 32 69
46 Danny Abramowicz 22 SE 14 0 6 6 36
27 Walter Roberts 25 KR/PR 13 0 3 1 1 5 30
22 Charlie Brown 22 3 0 2 2 12
42 John Gilliam 22 13 0 1 1 2 12
89 Kent Kramer 23 TE 10 0 2 2 12
36 Don McCall 23 14 0 1 1 2 12
33 Randy Schultz 24 8 0 2 2 12
31 Jim Taylor 32 FB 14 0 2 2 12
23 Dave Whitsell* 31 LCB 14 0 2 2 12
15 Gary Cuozzo 26 QB 13 10 1 1 6
17 Billy Kilmer 28 qb 10 4 1 1 6
71 Dick Anderson 23 2 0 1 2
Team Total 25.2 14 9 13 2 1 2 27 27 27 14 32 1 235
Opp Total 14 22 25 1 46 48 15 29 379

Touchdown Log

Rk Date Opp Result Quarter Dist Type Detail
1 1967-09-17 RAM L, 13-27 1 94 kickoff John Gilliam 94 yard kickoff return (Charlie Durkee kick)
2 1967-09-24 WAS L, 10-30 2 36 pass Walter Roberts 36 yard pass from Billy Kilmer (Charlie Durkee kick)
3 1967-10-01 CLE L, 7-42 2 2 rush Jim Taylor 2 yard rush (Charlie Durkee kick)
4 1967-10-08 @ NYG L, 21-27 1 13 pass Danny Abramowicz 13 yard pass from Gary Cuozzo (Charlie Durkee kick)
5 1967-10-08 @ NYG L, 21-27 2 1 rush Gary Cuozzo 1 yard rush (Charlie Durkee kick)
6 1967-10-08 @ NYG L, 21-27 3 19 pass John Gilliam 19 yard pass from Gary Cuozzo (Charlie Durkee kick)
7 1967-10-15 @ DAL L, 10-14 2 26 interception Dave Whitsell 26 yard interception return (Charlie Durkee kick)
8 1967-10-22 @ SFO L, 13-27 3 47 pass Walter Roberts 47 yard pass from Gary Cuozzo (Charlie Durkee kick)
9 1967-10-29 PIT L, 10-14 2 2 rush Jim Taylor 2 yard rush (Charlie Durkee kick)
10 1967-11-05 PHI W, 31-24 1 91 kickoff Walter Roberts 91 yard kickoff return (Charlie Durkee kick)
11 1967-11-05 PHI W, 31-24 2 27 fumble Walter Roberts 27 yard fumble return (Charlie Durkee kick)
12 1967-11-05 PHI W, 31-24 3 41 interception Dave Whitsell 41 yard interception return (Charlie Durkee kick)
13 1967-11-05 PHI W, 31-24 4 49 pass Walter Roberts 49 yard pass from Gary Cuozzo (Charlie Durkee kick)
14 1967-11-12 DAL L, 10-27 1 9 pass Danny Abramowicz 9 yard pass from Gary Cuozzo (Charlie Durkee kick)
15 1967-11-19 @ PHI L, 21-48 2 22 pass Danny Abramowicz 22 yard pass from Gary Cuozzo (Charlie Durkee kick)
16 1967-11-19 @ PHI L, 21-48 4 11 pass Don McCall 11 yard pass from Billy Kilmer (Charlie Durkee kick)
17 1967-11-19 @ PHI L, 21-48 4 1 pass Danny Abramowicz 1 yard pass from Billy Kilmer (Ted Davis kick)
18 1967-11-26 ATL W, 27-24 2 7 pass Kent Kramer 7 yard pass from Gary Cuozzo (Charlie Durkee kick)
19 1967-11-26 ATL W, 27-24 3 22 rush Randy Schultz 22 yard rush (Charlie Durkee kick)
20 1967-11-26 ATL W, 27-24 4 7 pass Kent Kramer 7 yard pass from Billy Kilmer (Charlie Durkee kick)
21 1967-12-03 @ STL L, 20-31 3 1 rush Billy Kilmer 1 yard rush (Charlie Durkee kick)
22 1967-12-03 @ STL L, 20-31 4 4 rush Charlie Brown 4 yard rush (Charlie Durkee kick)
23 1967-12-10 @ BAL L, 10-30 3 5 rush Charlie Brown 5 yard rush (Charlie Durkee kick)
24 1967-12-17 @ WAS W, 30-14 2 80 pass Danny Abramowicz 80 yard pass from Billy Kilmer (Charlie Durkee kick)
25 1967-12-17 @ WAS W, 30-14 3 1 rush Randy Schultz 1 yard rush (Charlie Durkee kick)
26 1967-12-17 @ WAS W, 30-14 4 13 pass Danny Abramowicz 13 yard pass from Billy Kilmer (Charlie Durkee kick)
27 1967-12-17 @ WAS W, 30-14 4 49 rush Don McCall 49 yard rush (Charlie Durkee kick)

Opponent Touchdown Log

Rk Date Opp Result Quarter Dist Type Detail
1 1967-09-17 RAM L, 13-27 2 2 rush Roman Gabriel 2 yard rush (Bruce Gossett kick)
2 1967-09-17 RAM L, 13-27 3 13 rush Dick Bass 13 yard rush (Bruce Gossett kick)
3 1967-09-17 RAM L, 13-27 4 15 pass Les Josephson 15 yard pass from Roman Gabriel (Bruce Gossett kick)
4 1967-09-24 WAS L, 10-30 1 1 rush Ray McDonald 1 yard rush
5 1967-09-24 WAS L, 10-30 2 36 rush Ray McDonald 36 yard rush (John Love kick)
6 1967-09-24 WAS L, 10-30 2 40 pass Charley Taylor 40 yard pass from Sonny Jurgensen (John Love kick)
7 1967-09-24 WAS L, 10-30 4 15 rush Ray McDonald 15 yard rush (John Love kick)
8 1967-10-01 CLE L, 7-42 1 18 pass Paul Warfield 18 yard pass from Frank Ryan (Lou Groza kick)
9 1967-10-01 CLE L, 7-42 2 41 pass Ernie Green 41 yard pass from Frank Ryan (Lou Groza kick)
10 1967-10-01 CLE L, 7-42 3 1 rush Leroy Kelly 1 yard rush (Lou Groza kick)
11 1967-10-01 CLE L, 7-42 3 2 rush Ernie Green 2 yard rush (Lou Groza kick)
12 1967-10-01 CLE L, 7-42 4 49 pass Paul Warfield 49 yard pass from Frank Ryan (Lou Groza kick)
13 1967-10-01 CLE L, 7-42 4 0 fumble Ralph Smith 0 yard fumble return (Lou Groza kick)
14 1967-10-08 @ NYG L, 21-27 1 1 rush Ernie Koy 1 yard rush (Les Murdock kick)
15 1967-10-08 @ NYG L, 21-27 2 2 rush Tucker Frederickson 2 yard rush (Les Murdock kick)
16 1967-10-08 @ NYG L, 21-27 3 34 pass Homer Jones 34 yard pass from Fran Tarkenton
17 1967-10-08 @ NYG L, 21-27 4 11 pass Bobby Crespino 11 yard pass from Fran Tarkenton (Wendell Harris kick)
18 1967-10-15 @ DAL L, 10-14 1 2 rush Don Perkins 2 yard rush (Danny Villanueva kick)
19 1967-10-15 @ DAL L, 10-14 2 20 pass Lance Rentzel 20 yard pass from Craig Morton (Danny Villanueva kick)
20 1967-10-22 @ SFO L, 13-27 2 2 pass Bob Windsor 2 yard pass from John Brodie (Tommy Davis kick)
21 1967-10-22 @ SFO L, 13-27 3 15 pass Dick Witcher 15 yard pass from John Brodie (Tommy Davis kick)
22 1967-10-22 @ SFO L, 13-27 4 2 rush Ken Willard 2 yard rush (Tommy Davis kick)
23 1967-10-29 PIT L, 10-14 4 5 pass J.R. Wilburn 5 yard pass from Bill Nelsen (Mike Clark kick)
24 1967-10-29 PIT L, 10-14 4 33 rush Don Shy 33 yard rush (Mike Clark kick)
25 1967-11-05 PHI W, 31-24 2 22 pass Jim Kelly 22 yard pass from Norm Snead (Sam Baker kick)
26 1967-11-05 PHI W, 31-24 4 14 pass Gary Ballman 14 yard pass from Norm Snead (Sam Baker kick)
27 1967-11-05 PHI W, 31-24 4 33 pass Timmy Brown 33 yard pass from Norm Snead (Sam Baker kick)
28 1967-11-12 DAL L, 10-27 1 14 rush Don Perkins 14 yard rush (Danny Villanueva kick)
29 1967-11-12 DAL L, 10-27 2 5 rush Dan Reeves 5 yard rush (Danny Villanueva kick)
30 1967-11-12 DAL L, 10-27 3 56 rush Frank Clarke 56 yard rush (Danny Villanueva kick)
31 1967-11-19 @ PHI L, 21-48 2 10 pass Ben Hawkins 10 yard pass from Norm Snead (Sam Baker kick)
32 1967-11-19 @ PHI L, 21-48 2 5 rush Tom Woodeshick 5 yard rush (Sam Baker kick)
33 1967-11-19 @ PHI L, 21-48 2 35 pass Jim Kelly 35 yard pass from Norm Snead (Sam Baker kick)
34 1967-11-19 @ PHI L, 21-48 2 13 pass Tom Woodeshick 13 yard pass from Norm Snead (Sam Baker kick)
35 1967-11-19 @ PHI L, 21-48 3 19 pass Ben Hawkins 19 yard pass from Norm Snead (Sam Baker kick)
36 1967-11-19 @ PHI L, 21-48 4 15 pass Izzy Lang 15 yard pass from King Hill (Sam Baker kick)
37 1967-11-26 ATL W, 27-24 2 1 rush Junior Coffey 1 yard rush (Wade Traynham kick)
38 1967-11-26 ATL W, 27-24 2 32 pass Tommy McDonald 32 yard pass from Perry Lee Dunn (Wade Traynham kick)
39 1967-11-26 ATL W, 27-24 2 5 pass Bill Martin 5 yard pass from Randy Johnson (Wade Traynham kick)
40 1967-12-03 @ STL L, 20-31 1 54 rush Johnny Roland 54 yard rush (Jim Bakken kick)
41 1967-12-03 @ STL L, 20-31 3 20 pass Jackie Smith 20 yard pass from Jim Hart (Jim Bakken kick)
42 1967-12-03 @ STL L, 20-31 4 19 rush Prentice Gautt 19 yard rush (Jim Bakken kick)
43 1967-12-03 @ STL L, 20-31 4 76 pass Jackie Smith 76 yard pass from Jim Hart (Jim Bakken kick)
44 1967-12-10 @ BAL L, 10-30 1 1 rush Tony Lorick 1 yard rush (Lou Michaels kick)
45 1967-12-10 @ BAL L, 10-30 2 2 rush Tom Matte 2 yard rush (Lou Michaels kick)
46 1967-12-10 @ BAL L, 10-30 4 1 rush Jerry Hill 1 yard rush (Lou Michaels kick)
47 1967-12-17 @ WAS W, 30-14 3 6 pass Charley Taylor 6 yard pass from Sonny Jurgensen (Bruce Alford kick)
48 1967-12-17 @ WAS W, 30-14 4 23 pass A.D. Whitfield 23 yard pass from Sonny Jurgensen (Bruce Alford kick)