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1968 New Orleans Saints

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4-9-1, Finished 3rd in NFL Century Division  · 1968 NFL Season Summary
 SRS: Total -6.5, Offense: -3.9, Defense: -2.6, SoS: -0.7, avg is 0.0.

Scored 246 points (17.6/g), 12th of 16 in the NFL. Allowed 327 points (23.4/g), 11th.
 Differential of -81 points (-5.8/g), 11th.  Expected W-L: 4.7-9.3.

Coach: Tom Fears (4-9-1)

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

Team Info

President/Majority Shareholder John Mecom Jr.
General Manager Vic Schwenk
Defensive Alignment 4-3

Team Stats and Rankings

Tot Yds & TO Passing Rushing
Player PF Yds Ply Y/P TO FL 1stPy 1stD Cmp Att Yds TD Int NY/A 1stD Att Yds TD Y/A 1stD
Team Offense 246 3863 881 4.4 40 11 22 224 210 439 2336 17 29 4.9 122 409 1527 7 3.7 80
Team Defense 327 4291 839 5.1 42 26 22 228 153 366 2186 25 16 5.5 109 439 2105 13 4.8 97
Lg Rank Offense 12 12 14 1 10 2 8 10 15 14 12 13 12 14
Lg Rank Defense 11 9 3 1 7 9 6 13 12 8 9 13 9 16

Team Games & Schedule

W# Day Date OT Rec Opp Tm Opp 1stD TotYd PassY RushY TO 1stD TotYd PassY RushY TO
1 Sun September 15 boxscore L 0-1 Cleveland Browns 10 24 14 208 123 85 3 16 338 185 153 3
2 Sun September 22 boxscore W 1-1 Washington Redskins 37 17 17 366 183 183 3 12 228 147 81 3
3 Sun September 29 boxscore L 1-2 St. Louis Cardinals 20 21 18 323 227 96 1 14 219 97 122 1
4 Sun October 6 boxscore L 1-3 @ New York Giants 21 38 23 314 219 95 4 19 261 166 95 1
5 Sun October 13 boxscore W 2-3 Minnesota Vikings 20 17 10 207 86 121 7 15 190 51 139 4
6 Sun October 20 boxscore W 3-3 @ Pittsburgh Steelers 16 12 16 273 170 103 1 16 301 91 210 2
7 Sun October 27 boxscore L 3-4 @ St. Louis Cardinals 17 31 16 301 185 116 1 18 392 226 166 2
8 Sun November 3 boxscore L 3-5 Dallas Cowboys 3 17 13 243 184 59 4 22 405 220 185 7
9 Sun November 10 boxscore L 3-6 @ Cleveland Browns 17 35 18 284 123 161 3 17 467 245 222 6
10 Sun November 17 boxscore L 3-7 @ Green Bay Packers 7 29 11 136 62 74 4 18 289 157 132 2
11 Sun November 24 boxscore T 3-7-1 @ Detroit Lions 20 20 17 262 136 126 3 15 274 189 85 2
12 Sun December 1 boxscore L 3-8-1 Chicago Bears 17 23 17 292 178 114 5 15 259 46 213 3
13 Sun December 8 boxscore L 3-9-1 @ Philadelphia Eagles 17 29 21 311 202 109 1 15 318 167 151 2
14 Sun December 15 boxscore W 4-9-1 Pittsburgh Steelers 24 14 13 343 258 85 16 350 199 151 4

Passing

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+)
No. Player 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 SkYds NY/A ANY/A Sk% 4QC GWD
17 Billy Kilmer 29 QB 12 11 4-7-0 167 315 53.0% 2060 15 4.8 17 5.4 51 6.5 5.1 12.3 171.7 66.9 1 1
14 Karl Sweetan 26 qb 5 3 0-2-1 27 78 34.6% 318 1 1.3 9 11.5 42 4.1 -0.9 11.8 63.6 12.6
11 Ronnie Lee South 23 qb 4 0 14 38 36.8% 129 1 2.6 3 7.9 19 3.4 0.4 9.2 32.3 22.8
32 Tom Barrington 24 14 0 2 6 33.3% 42 0 0.0 0 0.0 23 7.0 7.0 21.0 3.0 59.0
36 Don McCall 24 HB 13 0 0 1 0.0% 0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 39.6
83 Dave Parks 27 SE 10 0 0 1 0.0% 0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 39.6
Team Total 26.6 14 4-9-1 210 439 47.8% 2549 17 3.9 29 6.6 51 5.8 3.6 12.1 182.1 51.5 1 1
Opp Total 14 153 366 41.8% 2483 25 6.8 16 4.4 6.8 6.18 16.2 177.4 69.7 34 297 5.5 4.9 8.5

Rushing & Receiving

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+)
Games Rushing Receiving
No. Player 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
36 Don McCall 24 HB 13 0 155 637 4 48 4.1 49.0 11.9 26 270 10.4 2 25 2.0 20.8 907 6 4
34 Tony Lorick 27 FB 13 0 104 344 0 36 3.3 26.5 8.0 26 272 10.5 3 29 2.0 20.9 616 3 3
32 Tom Barrington 24 14 0 45 111 0 22 2.5 7.9 3.2 9 33 3.7 1 10 0.6 2.4 144 1 0
33 Randy Schultz 25 9 0 43 152 0 15 3.5 16.9 4.8 12 34 2.8 0 14 1.3 3.8 186 0 1
39 Ernie Wheelwright 29 12 0 21 99 1 15 4.7 8.3 1.8 1 -9 -9.0 0 -9 0.1 -0.8 90 1 1
17 Billy Kilmer 29 QB 12 11 21 97 2 22 4.6 8.1 1.8 97 2 5
38 Tony Baker 23 1 0 4 2 0 3 0.5 2.0 4.0 2 0 0
11 Ronnie Lee South 23 qb 4 0 4 5 0 2 1.3 1.3 1.0 5 0 0
14 Karl Sweetan 26 qb 5 3 4 -5 0 2 -1.3 -1.0 0.8 -5 0 1
46 Danny Abramowicz 23 FL 14 0 2 27 0 18 13.5 1.9 0.1 54 890 16.5 7 47 3.9 63.6 917 7 0
42 John Gilliam 23 PR 14 0 2 36 0 29 18.0 2.6 0.1 24 284 11.8 0 39 1.7 20.3 320 0 0
12 Tom McNeill 26 P 10 0 2 1 0 15 0.5 0.1 0.2 1 0 0
85 Ray Poage 28 10 0 1 22 0 22 22.0 2.2 0.1 1 11 11.0 0 11 0.1 1.1 33 0 0
23 Dave Whitsell 32 RS 14 0 1 -1 0 -1 -1.0 -0.1 0.1 -1 0 0
83 Dave Parks 27 SE 10 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 25 258 10.3 0 41 2.5 25.8 258 0 0
84 Jimmy Hester 24 14 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 17 300 17.6 2 51 1.2 21.4 300 2 0
87 Monty Stickles 30 TE 13 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 15 206 13.7 2 35 1.2 15.8 206 2 0
Team Total 26.6 14 409 1527 7 48 3.7 109.1 29.2 210 2549 12.1 17 51 15.0 182.1 4076 24 19
Opp Total 14 439 2105 13 4.8 150.4 31.4 153 2186 14.3 25 10.9 156.1 4291 38 33

Kick & Punt Returns

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+)
Games Punt Returns Kick Returns
No. Player Age Pos G GS Ret Yds TD Lng Y/R Rt Yds TD Lng Y/Rt APYd
29 Gene Howard 22 KR/LCB 14 0 8 42 0 12 5.3 23 533 0 36 23.2 575
42 John Gilliam 23 PR 14 0 15 60 0 21 4.0 15 328 0 48 21.9 708
22 Charlie Brown 23 3 0 8 60 1 53 7.5 8 137 0 28 17.1 197
24 Elijah Nevett 24 10 0 3 -9 0 0 -3.0 2 94 0 55 47.0 85
21 John Douglas 23 RCB 14 0 1 10 0 10 10.0 10
78 Jerry Jones 24 RT 14 0 1 5 0 5 5.0 5
30 Les Kelley 24 14 0 1 20 0 20 20.0 20
37 Steve Stonebreaker 31 14 0 1 22 0 22 22.0 22
23 Dave Whitsell 32 RS 14 0 1 0 0 0 0.0 -1
Team Total 26.6 14 34 153 1 53 4.5 53 1149 0 55 21.7 5378
Opp Total 14 29 320 1 11.0 57 1134 0 19.9

Kicking & Punting

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+)
Games 0-19 20-29 30-39 40-49 50+ Scoring Punting
No. Player 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
10 Charlie Durkee 24 K 14 0 3 3 4 3 14 9 11 4 5 37 19 51.4%% 27 27 100.0%%
12 Tom McNeill 26 P 10 0 49 2009 58 1 41.0
11 Ronnie Lee South 23 qb 4 0 14 387 0 0 27.6
51 Jim Fraser 32 2 0 11 391 56 0 35.5
34 Tony Lorick 27 FB 13 0 1 36 36 0 36.0
Team Total 26.6 14 3 3 4 3 14 9 11 4 5 37 19 51.4%% 27 27 100.0%% 75 2823 58 1 37.6
Opp Total 14 27 12 44.4%% 42 37 88.1%% 69 2815 40.8

Defense & Fumbles

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+)
Games Def Interceptions Fumbles Sacks & Tackles
No. Player Age Pos G GS Sk Int Yds TD Lng PD FF Fmb FR Yds TD Tkl Ast Sfty
23 Dave Whitsell 32 RS 14 0 6 44 0 32 0 0 0 2 6 0
29 Gene Howard 22 KR/LCB 14 0 3 51 0 35 0 0 2 2 0 0
17 Billy Kilmer 29 QB 12 11 0 5 1 0 0
16 Bo Burris 24 LS 14 0 3 129 1 94 0 0 0 2 0 0
34 Tony Lorick 27 FB 13 0 0 3 1 0 0
36 Don McCall 24 HB 13 0 0 4 0 0 0
66 Bill Cody 24 14 0 0 0 3 0 0
30 Les Kelley 24 14 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0
72 Earl Leggett 35 14 0 0 0 3 0 0
60 Brian Schweda 25 RDE 10 0 0 0 3 18 0
79 Lou Cordileone 31 13 0 1 7 0 7 0 0 1 0 0 0
45 Elbert Kimbrough 30 10 0 1 15 0 15 0 0 0 1 3 0
76 Dave Rowe 23 RDT 14 0 0 0 2 0 0
37 Steve Stonebreaker 31 14 0 0 0 2 0 0
74 Mike Tilleman 24 LDT 14 0 0 0 2 0 0
39 Ernie Wheelwright 29 12 0 0 1 1 0 0
77 Jim Boeke 30 13 0 0 0 1 0 0
82 Johnny Brewer 31 RLB 14 0 0 0 1 0 0
50 Jake Kupp 27 LG 14 0 0 0 1 0 0
24 Elijah Nevett 24 10 0 0 1 0 0 0
85 Ray Poage 28 10 0 0 0 1 0 0
33 Randy Schultz 25 9 0 0 1 0 0 0
73 Jerry Sturm 32 LT 14 0 0 0 1 0 0
14 Karl Sweetan 26 qb 5 3 0 1 0 0 0
54 Joe Wendryhoski 30 C 14 14 0 0 1 0 0
59 Fred Whittingham 29 MLB 13 0 1 16 0 16 0
61 Del Williams 23 RG 14 0 0 0 1 0 0
Team Total 26.6 14 16 262 1 94 0 0 19 34 27 0
Opp Total 14 33 33 7 1

Scoring Summary

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+)
No. Player Age Pos G GS RshTD RecTD PR TD KR TD FblTD IntTD OthTD AllTD 2PM XPM FGM Sfty Pts Pts/G
10 Charlie Durkee 24 K 14 0 27 19 84
46 Danny Abramowicz 23 FL 14 0 7 7 42
36 Don McCall 24 HB 13 0 4 2 6 36
34 Tony Lorick 27 FB 13 0 3 3 18
84 Jimmy Hester 24 14 0 2 2 12
17 Billy Kilmer 29 QB 12 11 2 2 12
87 Monty Stickles 30 TE 13 0 2 2 12
32 Tom Barrington 24 14 0 1 1 6
22 Charlie Brown 23 3 0 1 1 6
16 Bo Burris 24 LS 14 0 1 1 6
39 Ernie Wheelwright 29 12 0 1 1 6
23 Dave Whitsell 32 RS 14 0 1 1 6
Team Total 26.6 14 7 17 1 1 1 27 27 19 246
Opp Total 14 13 25 1 1 2 37 12 1 327

Touchdown Log

Rk Date Opp Result Quarter Dist Type
1 1968-09-15 CLE L, 10-24 2 1 rush Billy Kilmer 1 yard rush (Charlie Durkee kick)
2 1968-09-22 WAS W, 37-17 1 4 blocked punt Dave Whitsell 4 yard blocked punt return (Charlie Durkee kick)
3 1968-09-22 WAS W, 37-17 1 8 rush Don McCall 8 yard rush (Charlie Durkee kick)
4 1968-09-22 WAS W, 37-17 3 4 pass Don McCall 4 yard pass from Billy Kilmer (Charlie Durkee kick)
5 1968-09-22 WAS W, 37-17 4 43 pass Danny Abramowicz 43 yard pass from Billy Kilmer (Charlie Durkee kick)
6 1968-09-29 STL L, 20-21 2 29 pass Danny Abramowicz 29 yard pass from Billy Kilmer (Charlie Durkee kick)
7 1968-09-29 STL L, 20-21 3 10 pass Danny Abramowicz 10 yard pass from Billy Kilmer (Charlie Durkee kick)
8 1968-10-06 @ NYG L, 21-38 1 12 pass Monty Stickles 12 yard pass from Billy Kilmer (Charlie Durkee kick)
9 1968-10-06 @ NYG L, 21-38 2 1 pass Tony Lorick 1 yard pass from Billy Kilmer (Charlie Durkee kick)
10 1968-10-06 @ NYG L, 21-38 3 2 rush Don McCall 2 yard rush (Charlie Durkee kick)
11 1968-10-13 MIN W, 20-17 1 94 interception Bo Burris 94 yard interception return (Charlie Durkee kick)
12 1968-10-13 MIN W, 20-17 1 2 pass Monty Stickles 2 yard pass from Billy Kilmer (Charlie Durkee kick)
13 1968-10-20 @ PIT W, 16-12 2 1 rush Ernie Wheelwright 1 yard rush (Charlie Durkee kick)
14 1968-10-27 @ STL L, 17-31 1 9 pass Tony Lorick 9 yard pass from Billy Kilmer (Charlie Durkee kick)
15 1968-10-27 @ STL L, 17-31 3 19 pass Danny Abramowicz 19 yard pass from Billy Kilmer (Charlie Durkee kick)
16 1968-11-10 @ CLE L, 17-35 3 8 pass Danny Abramowicz 8 yard pass from Karl Sweetan (Charlie Durkee kick)
17 1968-11-10 @ CLE L, 17-35 4 7 pass Jimmy Hester 7 yard pass from Ronnie Lee South (Charlie Durkee kick)
18 1968-11-17 @ GNB L, 7-29 2 11 rush Don McCall 11 yard rush (Charlie Durkee kick)
19 1968-11-24 @ DET T, 20-20 2 9 pass Danny Abramowicz 9 yard pass from Billy Kilmer (Charlie Durkee kick)
20 1968-11-24 @ DET T, 20-20 3 2 rush Don McCall 2 yard rush (Charlie Durkee kick)
21 1968-12-01 CHI L, 17-23 2 47 pass Danny Abramowicz 47 yard pass from Billy Kilmer (Charlie Durkee kick)
22 1968-12-01 CHI L, 17-23 4 2 pass Tom Barrington 2 yard pass from Billy Kilmer (Charlie Durkee kick)
23 1968-12-08 @ PHI L, 17-29 1 4 pass Jimmy Hester 4 yard pass from Billy Kilmer (Charlie Durkee kick)
24 1968-12-08 @ PHI L, 17-29 2 2 rush Billy Kilmer 2 yard rush (Charlie Durkee kick)
25 1968-12-15 PIT W, 24-14 1 22 pass Tony Lorick 22 yard pass from Billy Kilmer (Charlie Durkee kick)
26 1968-12-15 PIT W, 24-14 2 25 pass Don McCall 25 yard pass from Billy Kilmer (Charlie Durkee kick)
27 1968-12-15 PIT W, 24-14 2 53 punt Charlie Brown 53 yard punt return (Charlie Durkee kick)

Opponent Touchdown Log

Rk Date Opp Result Quarter Dist Type
1 1968-09-15 CLE W, 24-10 2 30 pass Leroy Kelly 30 yard pass from Frank Ryan (Don Cockroft kick)
2 1968-09-15 CLE W, 24-10 4 8 rush Leroy Kelly 8 yard rush (Don Cockroft kick)
3 1968-09-15 CLE W, 24-10 4 17 interception Bill Glass 17 yard interception return (Don Cockroft kick)
4 1968-09-22 WAS L, 17-37 3 23 pass Jerry Smith 23 yard pass from Sonny Jurgensen (Charlie Gogolak kick)
5 1968-09-22 WAS L, 17-37 4 12 pass Pat Richter 12 yard pass from Sonny Jurgensen (Charlie Gogolak kick)
6 1968-09-29 STL W, 21-20 4 86 punt Chuck Latourette 86 yard punt return (Jim Bakken kick)
7 1968-09-29 STL W, 21-20 4 9 pass Dave Williams 9 yard pass from Charley Johnson (Jim Bakken kick)
8 1968-09-29 STL W, 21-20 4 1 rush Willis Crenshaw 1 yard rush (Jim Bakken kick)
9 1968-10-06 @ NYG W, 38-21 1 1 rush Ernie Koy 1 yard rush (Pete Gogolak kick)
10 1968-10-06 @ NYG W, 38-21 2 2 pass Ernie Koy 2 yard pass from Fran Tarkenton (Pete Gogolak kick)
11 1968-10-06 @ NYG W, 38-21 2 22 pass Homer Jones 22 yard pass from Fran Tarkenton (Pete Gogolak kick)
12 1968-10-06 @ NYG W, 38-21 3 3 pass Tucker Frederickson 3 yard pass from Fran Tarkenton (Pete Gogolak kick)
13 1968-10-06 @ NYG W, 38-21 4 1 rush Bobby Duhon 1 yard rush (Pete Gogolak kick)
14 1968-10-13 MIN L, 17-20 3 2 rush Bill Brown 2 yard rush (Fred Cox kick)
15 1968-10-13 MIN L, 17-20 3 51 interception Bobby Bryant 51 yard interception return (Fred Cox kick)
16 1968-10-20 @ PIT L, 12-16 2 2 rush Earl Gros 2 yard rush
17 1968-10-20 @ PIT L, 12-16 3 71 rush Dick Hoak 71 yard rush
18 1968-10-27 @ STL W, 31-17 3 65 pass Jackie Smith 65 yard pass from Jim Hart (Jim Bakken kick)
19 1968-10-27 @ STL W, 31-17 4 1 rush Willis Crenshaw 1 yard rush (Jim Bakken kick)
20 1968-10-27 @ STL W, 31-17 4 53 pass Dave Williams 53 yard pass from Jim Hart (Jim Bakken kick)
21 1968-10-27 @ STL W, 31-17 4 1 rush Jim Hart 1 yard rush (Jim Bakken kick)
22 1968-11-03 DAL W, 17-3 2 54 pass Bob Hayes 54 yard pass from Don Meredith (Mike Clark kick)
23 1968-11-03 DAL W, 17-3 4 13 pass Bob Hayes 13 yard pass from Don Meredith (Mike Clark kick)
24 1968-11-10 @ CLE W, 35-17 2 5 pass Leroy Kelly 5 yard pass from Bill Nelsen (Don Cockroft kick)
25 1968-11-10 @ CLE W, 35-17 2 12 pass Paul Warfield 12 yard pass from Bill Nelsen (Don Cockroft kick)
26 1968-11-10 @ CLE W, 35-17 3 68 pass Leroy Kelly 68 yard pass from Bill Nelsen (Don Cockroft kick)
27 1968-11-10 @ CLE W, 35-17 3 1 rush Leroy Kelly 1 yard rush (Don Cockroft kick)
28 1968-11-10 @ CLE W, 35-17 4 9 pass Milt Morin 9 yard pass from Bill Nelsen (Don Cockroft kick)
29 1968-11-17 @ GNB W, 29-7 1 22 fumble Tom Brown 22 yard fumble return (Mike Mercer kick)
30 1968-11-17 @ GNB W, 29-7 1 1 rush Donny Anderson 1 yard rush (Mike Mercer kick)
31 1968-11-17 @ GNB W, 29-7 2 47 pass Carroll Dale 47 yard pass from Bart Starr
32 1968-11-17 @ GNB W, 29-7 4 2 rush Elijah Pitts 2 yard rush
33 1968-11-24 @ DET T, 20-20 1 20 pass Billy Gambrell 20 yard pass from Bill Munson (Wayne Walker kick)
34 1968-11-24 @ DET T, 20-20 3 13 pass Charlie Sanders 13 yard pass from Bill Munson (Wayne Walker kick)
35 1968-12-01 CHI W, 23-17 2 46 pass Austin Denney 46 yard pass from Jack Concannon (Mac Percival kick)
36 1968-12-01 CHI W, 23-17 4 8 pass Austin Denney 8 yard pass from Jack Concannon (Mac Percival kick)
37 1968-12-08 @ PHI W, 29-17 2 55 pass Gary Ballman 55 yard pass from Norm Snead (Sam Baker kick)
38 1968-12-08 @ PHI W, 29-17 2 14 pass Ben Hawkins 14 yard pass from Norm Snead
39 1968-12-08 @ PHI W, 29-17 4 23 pass Ben Hawkins 23 yard pass from Norm Snead (Sam Baker kick)
40 1968-12-08 @ PHI W, 29-17 4 30 rush Tom Woodeshick 30 yard rush (Sam Baker kick)
41 1968-12-15 PIT L, 14-24 1 55 pass Roy Jefferson 55 yard pass from Dick Shiner (Booth Lusteg kick)
42 1968-12-15 PIT L, 14-24 4 17 pass J.R. Wilburn 17 yard pass from Kent Nix (Booth Lusteg kick)