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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
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 172 3673 814 4.5 40 18 16 183 213 415 2458 11 22 5.5 112 371 1215 4 3.3 55
Team Defense 347 4952 916 5.4 38 16 13 263 238 430 3061 19 22 6.8 150 469 1891 15 4.0 100
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

W# 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. 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 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. 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
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. Player 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 21.3 963
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 5163
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. 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 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. Player Age Pos G GS Sk Int Yds TD Lng PD FF Fmb FR Yds TD 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 28 26 10

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
19 Tom Dempsey 23 K 14 0 16 18 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 18 172
Opp Total 14 15 19 1 3 1 38 23 347

Touchdown Log

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