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1970 New Orleans Saints

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2-11-1, Finished 4th in NFC West Division  · 1970 NFL Season Summary
 SRS: Total -7.9, Offense: -4.6, Defense: -3.3, SoS: 4.6, avg is 0.0.

Scored 172 points (12.3/g), 25th of 26 in the NFL. Allowed 347 points (24.8/g), 24th.
 Differential of -175 points (-12.5/g), 25th.  Expected W-L: 2.2-11.8.

Coach: Tom Fears (1-5-1) and J.D. Roberts (1-6-0)

Stadium: Tulane Stadium
 Training Camp: Bowling Green State (Bowling Green, Ohio)

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 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 172 3673 814 4.5 40 18 183 213 415 2458 11 22 5.5 112 371 1215 4 3.3 55 91 1029 16
Opp. Stats 347 4952 916 5.4 38 16 263 238 430 3061 19 22 6.8 150 469 1891 15 4.0 100 79 875 13
Lg Rank Offense 25 21 21 25 24 6 10 23 15 15 23 24 24 22
Lg Rank Defense 24 26 7 5 25 25 26 18 10 25 20 20 20 17

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 20 boxscore L 0-1 Atlanta Falcons 3 14 9 235 150 85 2 14 265 116 149 2
2 Sun September 27 boxscore L 0-2 @ Minnesota Vikings 0 26 8 131 71 60 4 12 291 185 106 2
3 Sun October 4 boxscore W 1-2 New York Giants 14 10 10 183 92 91 3 22 361 210 151 3
4 Sun October 11 boxscore L 1-3 @ St. Louis Cardinals 17 24 19 342 212 130 2 17 432 236 196 3
5 Sun October 18 boxscore T 1-3-1 @ San Francisco 49ers 20 20 14 283 203 80 4 14 337 264 73 4
6 Sun October 25 boxscore L 1-4-1 @ Atlanta Falcons 14 32 12 272 176 96 3 20 274 147 127 2
7 Sun November 1 boxscore L 1-5-1 Los Angeles Rams 17 30 11 212 145 67 3 21 408 260 148 5
8 Sun November 8 boxscore W 2-5-1 Detroit Lions 19 17 15 272 141 131 18 278 143 135 6
9 Sun November 15 boxscore L 2-6-1 @ Miami Dolphins 10 21 18 319 191 128 3 20 406 225 181 4
10 Sun November 22 boxscore L 2-7-1 Denver Broncos 6 31 11 263 214 49 3 25 452 302 150 1
11 Sun November 29 boxscore L 2-8-1 @ Cincinnati Bengals 6 26 15 362 292 70 5 17 297 148 149 1
12 Sun December 6 boxscore L 2-9-1 @ Los Angeles Rams 16 34 15 255 180 75 25 445 336 109
13 Sun December 13 boxscore L 2-10-1 San Francisco 49ers 27 38 17 353 248 105 4 19 330 217 113 1
14 Sun December 20 boxscore L 2-11-1 Chicago Bears 3 24 9 191 143 48 4 19 376 272 104 4

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 31 QB 13 10 2-9-0 135 237 57.0 1557 6 2.5 17 7.2 46 6.6 3.8 11.5 119.8 55.5 19 155 5.48 2.96 7.4 2 1
14 Ed Hargett 23 qb 10 4 0-2-1 78 175 44.6 1133 5 2.9 5 2.9 49 6.5 5.8 14.5 113.3 63.8 9 77 5.74 5.06 4.9 0 0
16 Steve Ramsey 22 1 0 0 2 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
25 Al Dodd 25 KR/PR/WR 14 14 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 26.0 14 2-11-1 213 415 51.3 2690 11 2.7 22 5.3 49 6.5 4.6 12.6 192.1 58.6 28 232 5.55 3.81 6.3 2 1
Opp Total 14 238 430 55.3 3197 19 4.4 22 5.1 7.4 6.02 13.4 228.4 72.6 17 136 6.8 5.5 3.8

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
38 Tony Baker 25 8 7 82 337 1 29 4.1 42.1 10.3 12 47 3.9 0 11 1.5 5.9 384 1 1
32 Tom Barrington 26 RB 12 7 72 228 2 16 3.2 19.0 6.0 22 130 5.9 0 20 1.8 10.8 358 2 3
35 Jim Otis 22 FB 13 6 71 211 0 15 3.0 16.2 5.5 20 124 6.2 0 22 1.5 9.5 335 0 4
22 Elijah Pitts 32 6 3 32 96 0 11 3.0 16.0 5.3 7 63 9.0 0 12 1.2 10.5 159 0 3
36 Dick Davis 24 4 2 27 94 0 25 3.5 23.5 6.8 4 29 7.3 0 13 1.0 7.3 123 0 0
36 Don McCall 26 2 1 23 63 1 11 2.7 31.5 11.5 5 43 8.6 0 17 2.5 21.5 106 1 1
39 Ernie Wheelwright 31 4 0 16 45 0 9 2.8 11.3 4.0 1 7 7.0 0 7 0.3 1.8 52 0 1
17 Billy Kilmer 31 QB 13 10 12 42 0 15 3.5 3.2 0.9 42 0 4
48 Andy Livingston 26 1 1 10 29 0 10 2.9 29.0 10.0 29 0 0
25 Al Dodd 25 KR/PR/WR 14 14 5 31 0 16 6.2 2.2 0.4 28 484 17.3 1 45 2.0 34.6 515 1 1
36 Vic Nyvall 22 2 1 5 6 0 6 1.2 3.0 2.5 2 -1 -0.5 0 1 1.0 -0.5 5 0 0
40 Earl Gros 30 1 0 4 2 0 4 0.5 2.0 4.0 2 0 0.0 0 1 2.0 0.0 2 0 0
47 Bill Dusenbery 22 8 0 4 6 0 3 1.5 0.8 0.5 6 0 0
14 Ed Hargett 23 qb 10 4 4 7 0 7 1.8 0.7 0.4 7 0 2
46 Danny Abramowicz 25 WR 14 14 1 7 0 7 7.0 0.5 0.1 55 906 16.5 5 48 3.9 64.7 913 5 2
85 Ray Poage 30 12 3 1 13 0 13 13.0 1.1 0.1 15 166 11.1 1 36 1.3 13.8 179 1 0
00 Ken Burrough 22 12 0 1 4 0 4 4.0 0.3 0.1 13 196 15.1 2 35 1.1 16.3 200 2 3
10 Julian Fagan 22 P 14 0 1 -6 0 -6 -6.0 -0.4 0.1 -6 0 1
83 Dave Parks 29 TE 13 11 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 26 447 17.2 2 38 2.0 34.4 447 2 0
30 Bob Shaw 23 4 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 1 49 49.0 0 49 0.3 12.3 49 0 0
Team Total 26.0 14 371 1215 4 29 3.3 86.8 26.5 213 2690 12.6 11 49 15.2 192.1 3905 15 27
Opp Total 14 469 1891 15 4.0 135.1 33.5 238 3061 12.9 19 17.0 218.6 4952 34 26

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
25 Al Dodd 25 KR/PR/WR 14 14 14 129 0 41 9.2 15 319 0 32 21.3 996
00 Ken Burrough 22 12 0 15 298 0 38 19.9 498
47 Bill Dusenbery 22 8 0 10 183 0 26 18.3 189
32 Tom Barrington 26 RB 12 7 6 129 0 26 21.5 487
43 Dicky Lyons 23 4 3 5 34 0 27 6.8 1 20 0 20 20.0 54
29 Gene Howard 24 8 6 5 14 0 5 2.8 14
18 Hugo Hollas 25 SS 11 8 4 22 0 11 5.5 22
35 Jim Otis 22 FB 13 6 2 22 0 19 11.0 357
22 Gary Lewis 28 1 0 1 19 0 19 19.0 19
36 Don McCall 26 2 1 1 26 0 26 26.0 132
22 Elijah Pitts 32 6 3 1 22 0 22 22.0 181
85 Ray Poage 30 12 3 1 6 0 6 6.0 185
23 Doug Wyatt 24 LCB 14 11 1 15 0 15 15.0 15
Team Total 26.0 14 29 214 0 41 7.4 53 1044 0 38 19.7 5219
Opp Total 14 41 434 1 10.6 35 735 0 21.0

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
10 Julian Fagan 22 P 14 0 77 3269 64 2 42.5
19 Tom Dempsey 23 K 14 0 5 4 8 6 5 1 7 4 9 3 34 18 52.9% 17 16 94.1%
Team Total 26.0 14 5 4 8 6 5 1 7 4 9 3 34 18 52.9% 17 16 94.1% 77 3269 64 2 42.5
Opp Total 14 34 23 67.6% 40 38 95.0% 56 2262 40.4

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
18 Hugo Hollas 25 SS 11 8 5 79 0 29 0 0 0 1 0 0
25 Al Dodd 25 KR/PR/WR 14 14 0 1 4 33 0
17 Billy Kilmer 31 QB 13 10 0 4 1 -10 0
24 Elijah Nevett 26 11 6 3 49 0 47 0 0 0 2 0 0
22 Elijah Pitts 32 6 3 0 3 2 0 0
23 Doug Wyatt 24 LCB 14 11 4 45 0 25 0 0 0 1 0 0
55 Jackie Burkett 34 RLB 14 10 4 36 0 16 0
57 Mike Morgan 28 LLB 9 9 1 7 0 7 0 0 0 3 28 1
35 Jim Otis 22 FB 13 6 0 4 0 0 0
38 Tony Baker 25 8 7 0 1 2 0 0
32 Tom Barrington 26 RB 12 7 0 3 0 0 0
00 Ken Burrough 22 12 0 0 3 0 0 0
20 Delles Howell 22 RCB 13 10 3 28 0 28 0
46 Danny Abramowicz 25 WR 14 14 0 2 0 0 0
53 Dick Absher 26 MLB 10 10 0 0 2 5 0
14 Ed Hargett 23 qb 10 4 0 2 0 0 0
43 Dicky Lyons 23 4 3 1 12 0 12 0 0 1 0 0 0
74 Mike Tilleman 26 LDT 14 14 0 0 2 0 0
10 Julian Fagan 22 P 14 0 0 1 0 0 0
89 Dave Long 26 RDE 12 12 0 0 1 0 0
36 Don McCall 26 2 1 0 1 0 0 0
21 Joe Scarpati 27 FS 14 10 1 4 0 4 0
79 Clovis Swinney 25 14 0 0 0 1 0 0
72 Don Talbert 31 LT 14 14 0 0 1 0 0
71 Willie Townes 27 6 4 0 0 1 0 0
39 Ernie Wheelwright 31 4 0 0 1 0 0 0
Team Total 26.0 14 22 260 0 47 0 0 27 24 56 1
Opp Total 14 26 10 28

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
19 Tom Dempsey 23 K 14 0 16 17 18 34 70
46 Danny Abramowicz 25 WR 14 14 5 5 30
32 Tom Barrington 26 RB 12 7 2 2 12
00 Ken Burrough 22 12 0 2 2 12
25 Al Dodd 25 KR/PR/WR 14 14 1 1 2 12
83 Dave Parks 29 TE 13 11 2 2 12
38 Tony Baker 25 8 7 1 1 6
36 Don McCall 26 2 1 1 1 6
57 Mike Morgan 28 LLB 9 9 1 1 6
85 Ray Poage 30 12 3 1 1 6
Team Total 26.0 14 4 11 1 1 17 16 17 18 34 172
Opp Total 14 15 19 1 3 1 1 38 40 23 34 347

Touchdown Log

Rk Date Opp Result Quarter Dist Type Detail
1 1970-10-04 NYG W, 14-10 2 15 pass Ken Burrough 15 yard pass from Ed Hargett (Tom Dempsey kick)
2 1970-10-04 NYG W, 14-10 4 0 fumble Al Dodd 0 yard fumble return (Tom Dempsey kick)
3 1970-10-11 @ STL L, 17-24 2 3 rush Tony Baker 3 yard rush (Tom Dempsey kick)
4 1970-10-11 @ STL L, 17-24 4 18 pass Dave Parks 18 yard pass from Ed Hargett (Tom Dempsey kick)
5 1970-10-18 @ SFO T, 20-20 4 7 pass Danny Abramowicz 7 yard pass from Billy Kilmer (Tom Dempsey kick)
6 1970-10-18 @ SFO T, 20-20 4 13 pass Dave Parks 13 yard pass from Billy Kilmer (Tom Dempsey kick)
7 1970-10-25 @ ATL L, 14-32 3 30 pass Danny Abramowicz 30 yard pass from Ed Hargett (Tom Dempsey kick)
8 1970-10-25 @ ATL L, 14-32 4 10 pass Ken Burrough 10 yard pass from Billy Kilmer (Tom Dempsey kick)
9 1970-11-01 RAM L, 17-30 1 36 pass Ray Poage 36 yard pass from Ed Hargett (Tom Dempsey kick)
10 1970-11-01 RAM L, 17-30 1 28 fumble Mike Morgan 28 yard fumble return (Tom Dempsey kick)
11 1970-11-08 DET W, 19-17 4 4 rush Tom Barrington 4 yard rush (Tom Dempsey kick)
12 1970-11-15 @ MIA L, 10-21 1 11 rush Tom Barrington 11 yard rush (Tom Dempsey kick)
13 1970-12-06 @ RAM L, 16-34 4 4 pass Danny Abramowicz 4 yard pass from Ed Hargett (Tom Dempsey kick)
14 1970-12-13 SFO L, 27-38 1 46 pass Danny Abramowicz 46 yard pass from Billy Kilmer (Tom Dempsey kick)
15 1970-12-13 SFO L, 27-38 1 45 pass Al Dodd 45 yard pass from Billy Kilmer (Tom Dempsey kick)
16 1970-12-13 SFO L, 27-38 2 1 rush Don McCall 1 yard rush (Tom Dempsey kick)
17 1970-12-13 SFO L, 27-38 4 20 pass Danny Abramowicz 20 yard pass from Billy Kilmer

Opponent Touchdown Log

Rk Date Opp Result Quarter Dist Type Detail
1 1970-09-20 ATL L, 3-14 4 2 rush Sonny Campbell 2 yard rush (Ken Vinyard kick)
2 1970-09-20 ATL L, 3-14 4 17 pass Harmon Wages 17 yard pass from Bob Berry (Ken Vinyard kick)
3 1970-09-27 @ MIN L, 0-26 1 0 fumble Ed Sharockman 0 yard fumble return (Fred Cox kick)
4 1970-09-27 @ MIN L, 0-26 4 5 fumble Mike McGill 5 yard fumble return (Fred Cox kick)
5 1970-10-04 NYG W, 14-10 1 22 pass Ron Johnson 22 yard pass from Fran Tarkenton (Pete Gogolak kick)
6 1970-10-11 @ STL L, 17-24 1 74 rush MacArthur Lane 74 yard rush (Jim Bakken kick)
7 1970-10-11 @ STL L, 17-24 4 5 rush Roy Shivers 5 yard rush (Jim Bakken kick)
8 1970-10-11 @ STL L, 17-24 4 49 pass Jackie Smith 49 yard pass from Jim Hart (Jim Bakken kick)
9 1970-10-18 @ SFO T, 20-20 3 46 pass Gene Washington 46 yard pass from John Brodie (Bruce Gossett kick)
10 1970-10-18 @ SFO T, 20-20 4 9 pass Gene Washington 9 yard pass from John Brodie (Bruce Gossett kick)
11 1970-10-25 @ ATL L, 14-32 2 1 rush Harmon Wages 1 yard rush
12 1970-10-25 @ ATL L, 14-32 3 77 punt Tom McCauley 77 yard punt return (Ken Vinyard kick)
13 1970-10-25 @ ATL L, 14-32 4 20 pass Todd Snyder 20 yard pass from Bob Berry
14 1970-10-25 @ ATL L, 14-32 4 0 fumble Randy Marshall 0 yard fumble return (Ken Vinyard kick)
15 1970-11-01 RAM L, 17-30 1 22 pass Jack Snow 22 yard pass from Roman Gabriel (David Ray kick)
16 1970-11-01 RAM L, 17-30 2 15 pass Bob Long 15 yard pass from Roman Gabriel (David Ray kick)
17 1970-11-01 RAM L, 17-30 4 9 rush Les Josephson 9 yard rush (David Ray kick)
18 1970-11-08 DET W, 19-17 2 10 rush Mel Farr 10 yard rush (Errol Mann kick)
19 1970-11-08 DET W, 19-17 3 2 pass Charlie Sanders 2 yard pass from Bill Munson (Errol Mann kick)
20 1970-11-15 @ MIA L, 10-21 1 32 interception Lloyd Mumphord 32 yard interception return (Garo Yepremian kick)
21 1970-11-15 @ MIA L, 10-21 3 1 rush Jim Kiick 1 yard rush (Garo Yepremian kick)
22 1970-11-15 @ MIA L, 10-21 4 6 rush Larry Csonka 6 yard rush (Garo Yepremian kick)
23 1970-11-22 DEN L, 6-31 2 6 pass Al Denson 6 yard pass from Pete Liske (Bobby Howfield kick)
24 1970-11-22 DEN L, 6-31 2 3 pass Jim Whalen 3 yard pass from Pete Liske (Bobby Howfield kick)
25 1970-11-22 DEN L, 6-31 3 4 rush Bobby Anderson 4 yard rush (Bobby Howfield kick)
26 1970-11-22 DEN L, 6-31 4 3 rush Floyd Little 3 yard rush (Bobby Howfield kick)
27 1970-11-29 @ CIN L, 6-26 1 26 rush Paul Robinson 26 yard rush (Horst Muhlmann kick)
28 1970-11-29 @ CIN L, 6-26 2 3 rush Virgil Carter 3 yard rush (Horst Muhlmann kick)
29 1970-12-06 @ RAM L, 16-34 1 6 rush Les Josephson 6 yard rush (David Ray kick)
30 1970-12-06 @ RAM L, 16-34 2 37 pass Jack Snow 37 yard pass from Roman Gabriel (David Ray kick)
31 1970-12-06 @ RAM L, 16-34 2 2 rush Les Josephson 2 yard rush (David Ray kick)
32 1970-12-06 @ RAM L, 16-34 4 11 pass Billy Truax 11 yard pass from Roman Gabriel (David Ray kick)
33 1970-12-13 SFO L, 27-38 1 30 pass Gene Washington 30 yard pass from John Brodie (Bruce Gossett kick)
34 1970-12-13 SFO L, 27-38 2 1 rush John Brodie 1 yard rush (Bruce Gossett kick)
35 1970-12-13 SFO L, 27-38 3 37 pass Gene Washington 37 yard pass from John Brodie (Bruce Gossett kick)
36 1970-12-13 SFO L, 27-38 3 26 pass Gene Washington 26 yard pass from John Brodie (Bruce Gossett kick)
37 1970-12-13 SFO L, 27-38 4 92 field goal Bruce Taylor 92 yard field goal return (Bruce Gossett kick)
38 1970-12-20 CHI L, 3-24 2 22 pass Jim Seymour 22 yard pass from Jack Concannon (Mac Percival kick)
39 1970-12-20 CHI L, 3-24 4 2 pass Jim Seymour 2 yard pass from Jack Concannon (Mac Percival kick)
40 1970-12-20 CHI L, 3-24 4 14 pass Dick Gordon 14 yard pass from Jack Concannon (Mac Percival kick)