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1969 New Orleans Saints

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5-9-0, NFL Capitol Division  · 1969 NFL Season Summary
 SRS: Total -7.3, Offense: 0.1, Defense: -7.4, SoS: -1.5, avg is 0.0.

Scored 311 points (22.2/g), 6th of 16 in the NFL. Allowed 393 points (28.1/g), 15th.
 Differential of -82 points (-5.9/g), 13th.  Expected W-L: 5.1-8.9.

Coach: Tom Fears (5-9-0)

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
Pts Yds Ply Y/P TO FL 1stPy 1stD Cmp Att Yds TD Int NY/A 1stD Att Yds TD Y/A 1stD
Team Offense 311 4679 879 5.3 32 12 31 282 245 453 2974 22 20 6.2 158 399 1705 12 4.3 93
Team Defense 393 5018 822 6.1 22 10 23 242 200 382 3183 32 12 7.9 131 419 1835 15 4.4 88
Lg Rank Offense 6 3 8 5 1 3 3 6 9 5 10 7 8 4
Lg Rank Defense 15 15 16 13 6 6 14 15 16 16 7 9 11 13

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 21 boxscore L 0-1 Washington Redskins 20 26 20 328 111 217 1 12 303 229 74 1
2 Sun September 28 boxscore L 0-2 Dallas Cowboys 17 21 17 310 269 41 4 17 294 81 213 1
3 Sun October 5 boxscore L 0-3 @ Los Angeles Rams 17 36 17 315 262 53 3 16 350 228 122 1
4 Sun October 12 boxscore L 0-4 Cleveland Browns 17 27 21 277 116 161 4 18 306 214 92
5 Sun October 19 boxscore L 0-5 Baltimore Colts 10 30 23 325 247 78 4 25 491 309 182
6 Sun October 26 boxscore L 0-6 @ Philadelphia Eagles 10 13 13 267 236 31 4 20 366 244 122 4
7 Sun November 2 boxscore W 1-6 @ St. Louis Cardinals 51 42 26 508 345 163 1 19 478 374 104 4
8 Sun November 9 boxscore L 1-7 @ Dallas Cowboys 17 33 20 303 162 141 3 18 438 251 187 2
9 Sun November 16 boxscore W 2-7 @ New York Giants 25 24 16 296 145 151 18 364 256 108 2
10 Sun November 23 boxscore W 3-7 San Francisco 49ers 43 38 26 402 267 135 1 23 433 272 161 2
11 Sun November 30 boxscore W 4-7 Philadelphia Eagles 26 17 23 385 201 184 15 304 214 90 4
12 Sun December 7 boxscore L 4-8 @ Atlanta Falcons 17 45 17 287 204 83 2 15 376 213 163 1
13 Sun December 14 boxscore L 4-9 @ Washington Redskins 14 17 20 336 162 174 3 15 248 157 91
14 Sun December 21 boxscore W 5-9 Pittsburgh Steelers 27 24 23 340 247 93 2 11 267 141 126

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
17 Billy Kilmer 30 QB 14 14 5-9-0 193 360 53.6 2532 20 5.6 17 4.7 52 7.0 6.0 13.1 180.9 74.9 22 212 6.07 5.12 5.8 3 3
14 Ed Hargett 22 6 0 31 52 59.6 403 0 0.0 0 0.0 32 7.8 7.8 13.0 67.2 84.1 3 18 7.00 7.00 5.5 1 1
11 Jim Ninowski 33 4 0 17 34 50.0 227 1 2.9 2 5.9 70 6.7 4.6 13.4 56.8 56.9 1 11 6.17 4.17 2.9
48 Andy Livingston* 25 HB 14 0 3 4 75.0 38 1 25.0 1 25.0 14 9.5 3.3 12.7 2.7 104.2 0 0 9.50 3.25 0.0
32 Tom Barrington 25 KR 11 0 1 2 50.0 15 0 0.0 0 0.0 15 7.5 7.5 15.0 1.4 75.0 1 0 5.00 5.00 33.3
26 Joe Don Looney 27 3 0 0 1 0.0 0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 39.6 0 0 0.00 0.00 0.0
Team Total 26.6 14 5-9-0 245 453 54.1 3215 22 4.9 20 4.4 70 7.1 6.1 13.1 229.6 74.5 27 241 6.20 5.24 5.6 4 4
Opp Total 14 200 382 52.4 3382 32 8.4 12 3.1 8.9 9.12 16.9 241.6 97.4 21 199 7.9 8.1 5.2

Rushing & Receiving

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+),
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
48 Andy Livingston* 25 HB 14 0 181 761 5 18 4.2 54.4 12.9 28 278 9.9 3 51 2.0 19.9 1039 8 2
38 Tony Baker* 24 FB 14 0 134 642 1 54 4.8 45.9 9.6 34 352 10.4 1 35 2.4 25.1 994 2 2
39 Ernie Wheelwright 30 13 0 25 85 4 17 3.4 6.5 1.9 8 68 8.5 1 20 0.6 5.2 153 5 1
28 Don Shy 24 14 0 21 75 1 22 3.6 5.4 1.5 9 141 15.7 1 70 0.6 10.1 216 2 2
17 Billy Kilmer 30 QB 14 14 11 18 0 12 1.6 1.3 0.8 18 0 5
32 Tom Barrington 25 KR 11 0 7 33 1 17 4.7 3.0 0.6 4 42 10.5 0 15 0.4 3.8 75 1 0
14 Ed Hargett 22 6 0 5 15 0 11 3.0 2.5 0.8 15 0 0
34 Tony Lorick 28 14 0 5 11 0 6 2.2 0.8 0.4 11 0 1
46 Danny Abramowicz+ 24 FL 14 0 3 61 0 28 20.3 4.4 0.2 73 1015 13.9 7 49 5.2 72.5 1076 7 0
25 Al Dodd 24 PR/SE 14 0 3 12 0 9 4.0 0.9 0.2 37 600 16.2 1 52 2.6 42.9 612 1 0
26 Joe Don Looney 27 3 0 3 -5 0 4 -1.7 -1.7 1.0 -5 0 0
85 Ray Poage 29 14 0 1 -3 0 -3 -3.0 -0.2 0.1 18 236 13.1 4 29 1.3 16.9 233 4 1
83 Dave Parks 28 TE 14 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 31 439 14.2 3 40 2.2 31.4 439 3 0
84 Jimmy Hester 25 10 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 3 44 14.7 1 22 0.3 4.4 44 1 0
Team Total 26.6 14 399 1705 12 54 4.3 121.8 28.5 245 3215 13.1 22 70 17.5 229.6 4920 34 20
Opp Total 14 419 1835 15 4.4 131.1 29.9 200 3183 15.9 32 14.3 227.4 5018 47 20

Kick & Punt Returns

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+),
Punt Returns Kick Returns
No. Age Pos G GS Ret Yds TD Lng Y/R Rt Yds TD Lng Y/Rt APYd
25 Al Dodd 24 PR/SE 14 0 15 106 0 21 7.1 8 171 0 28 21.4 889
32 Tom Barrington 25 KR 11 0 1 8 0 0 8.0 17 394 0 54 23.2 477
29 Gene Howard 23 LCB 14 0 9 73 0 30 8.1 9 227 0 86 25.2 300
28 Don Shy 24 14 0 16 447 0 57 27.9 663
27 Bobby Thompson 30 LS 7 0 4 25 0 12 6.3 5 101 0 26 20.2 126
21 Carl Ward 25 2 0 1 5 0 5 5.0 3 58 0 21 19.3 63
24 Elijah Nevett 25 RCB 14 0 2 53 0 37 26.5 53
84 Jimmy Hester 25 10 0 1 4 0 4 4.0 48
33 Steve Preece 22 14 0 1 0 0 0 0.0 0
Team Total 26.6 14 30 217 0 30 7.2 62 1455 0 86 23.5 6592
Opp Total 14 27 176 0 6.5 48 935 0 19.5

Kicking & Punting

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+),
0-19 20-29 30-39 40-49 50+ Tot PAT 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
19 Tom Dempsey*+ 22 K 14 0 6 5 7 6 6 3 11 7 11 1 41 22 53.7% 35 33 94.3%
44 Ollie Cordill 26 P 12 0 42 1719 58 1 40.9
12 Tom McNeill 27 p 2 0 7 312 81 0 44.6
Team Total 26.6 14 6 5 7 6 6 3 11 7 11 1 41 22 53.7% 35 33 94.3% 49 2031 81 1 41.4
Opp Total 14 29 16 55.2% 49 47 95.9% 58 2413 41.6

Defense & Fumbles

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+),
Def Interceptions Fumbles Tackles
No. Age Pos G GS Sk Int Yds TD Lng PD FF Fmb FR Yds TD Tkl Ast Sfty
17 Billy Kilmer 30 QB 14 14 0 5 1 0 0
24 Elijah Nevett 25 RCB 14 0 3 20 0 20 0 0 1 2 2 0
38 Tony Baker* 24 FB 14 0 0 2 2 0 0
29 Gene Howard 23 LCB 14 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0
28 Don Shy 24 14 0 0 2 2 0 0
27 Bobby Thompson 30 LS 7 0 1 2 0 2 0 0 1 2 0 0
33 Steve Preece 22 14 0 1 6 0 6 0 0 0 2 0 0
23 Dave Whitsell 33 RS 14 0 3 14 0 11 0
53 Dick Absher 25 MLB 14 0 1 7 0 7 0 0 0 1 0 0
48 Andy Livingston* 25 HB 14 0 0 2 0 0 0
85 Ray Poage 29 14 0 0 1 1 6 0
73 Jerry Sturm 33 C 14 0 0 1 1 -25 0
81 Doug Atkins 39 LDE 14 0 0 0 1 0 0
82 Johnny Brewer 32 RLB 14 0 0 0 1 0 0
16 Bo Burris 25 12 0 1 24 0 24 0
34 Tony Lorick 28 14 0 0 1 0 0 0
76 Dave Rowe 24 RDT 14 0 0 0 1 0 0
21 Carl Ward 25 2 0 0 1 0 0 0
39 Ernie Wheelwright 30 13 0 0 1 0 0 0
Team Total 26.6 14 12 73 0 24 0 0 20 17 -17 0
Opp Total 14 27 20 10 2

Scoring Summary

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+),
No. Age Pos G GS RshTD RecTD PR TD KR TD FblTD IntTD OthTD AllTD 2PM XPM FGM Sfty Pts Pts/G
19 Tom Dempsey*+ 22 K 14 0 33 22 99
48 Andy Livingston* 25 HB 14 0 5 3 8 48
46 Danny Abramowicz+ 24 FL 14 0 7 7 42
39 Ernie Wheelwright 30 13 0 4 1 5 30
85 Ray Poage 29 14 0 4 4 24
83 Dave Parks 28 TE 14 0 3 3 18
38 Tony Baker* 24 FB 14 0 1 1 2 12
28 Don Shy 24 14 0 1 1 2 12
32 Tom Barrington 25 KR 11 0 1 1 6
25 Al Dodd 24 PR/SE 14 0 1 1 6
84 Jimmy Hester 25 10 0 1 1 6
33 Steve Preece 22 14 0 1 1 6
Team Total 26.6 14 12 22 1 35 33 22 1 309
Opp Total 14 15 32 2 47 16 2 393