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1975 New Orleans Saints

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2-12-0, NFC West Division  · 1975 NFL Season Summary
 SRS: Total -14.1, Offense: -8.2, Defense: -5.9, SoS: -0.1, avg is 0.0.

Scored 165 points (11.8/g), 26th of 26 in the NFL. Allowed 360 points (25.7/g), 23rd.
 Differential of -195 points (-13.9/g), 26th.  Expected W-L: 1.9-12.1.

Coach: Ernie Hefferle (1-7-0) and John North (1-5-0)

Stadium: Louisiana Superdome
 Training Camp: Nicholls State (Thibodaux, Louisiana)

Team Info

General Manager Richard Gordon
President/Majority Shareholder John Mecom Jr.
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 165 3187 908 3.5 40 16 24 215 181 392 1545 8 24 3.5 82 463 1642 9 3.5 109
Team Defense 360 4317 889 4.9 39 23 21 251 206 354 2387 25 16 6.2 125 507 1930 15 3.8 105
Lg Rank Offense 26 26 18 11 23 11 26 24 20 26 19 23 23 25
Lg Rank Defense 23 13 12 2 11 4 15 23 18 22 13 12 12 9

Team Games & Schedule

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 3 41 9 208 137 71 3 19 315 179 136 1
2 Sun September 28 boxscore L 0-2 Cincinnati Bengals 0 21 12 189 122 67 2 17 294 202 92 2
3 Sun October 5 boxscore L 0-3 @ Atlanta Falcons 7 14 14 245 125 120 3 13 231 94 137 2
4 Sun October 12 boxscore W 1-3 Green Bay Packers 20 19 26 392 169 223 3 8 161 63 98 3
5 Sun October 19 boxscore L 1-4 @ San Francisco 49ers 21 35 18 241 114 127 5 15 267 178 89 5
6 Sun October 26 boxscore L 1-5 @ Los Angeles Rams 14 38 17 173 77 96 3 27 341 118 223
7 Sun November 2 boxscore W 2-5 Atlanta Falcons 23 7 19 352 177 175 3 19 305 210 95 6
8 Sun November 9 boxscore L 2-6 @ Oakland Raiders 10 48 10 140 45 95 5 34 523 263 260 4
9 Sun November 16 boxscore L 2-7 Minnesota Vikings 7 20 6 60 -7 67 23 470 310 160 5
10 Sun November 23 boxscore L 2-8 San Francisco 49ers 6 16 18 280 176 104 2 11 228 138 90 2
11 Sun November 30 boxscore L 2-9 @ Cleveland Browns 16 17 18 237 60 177 19 249 150 99 1
12 Sun December 7 boxscore L 2-10 Los Angeles Rams 7 14 12 218 142 76 3 14 232 100 132 4
13 Sun December 14 boxscore L 2-11 @ New York Giants 14 28 19 255 79 176 3 13 243 119 124 1
14 Sun December 21 boxscore L 2-12 Chicago Bears 17 42 17 197 129 68 5 19 458 263 195 3

Passing

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
8 Archie Manning 26 QB 13 13 2-11-0 159 338 47.0 1683 7 2.1 20 5.9 71 5.0 2.7 10.6 129.5 44.3 49 390 3.34 1.38 12.7 1 1
13 Larry Cipa 24 qb 4 1 0-1-0 14 37 37.8 182 1 2.7 3 8.1 28 4.9 1.8 13.0 45.5 29.3 3 14 4.20 1.33 7.5
12 Bobby Scott 26 1 0 8 17 47.1 96 0 0.0 1 5.9 33 5.6 3.0 12.0 96.0 40.3 1 12 4.67 2.17 5.6
Team Total 24.6 14 2-12-0 181 392 46.2 1961 8 2.0 24 6.1 71 5.0 2.7 10.8 140.1 42.7 53 416 3.47 1.40 11.9 1 1
Opp Total 14 206 354 58.2 2587 25 7.1 16 4.5 7.3 6.69 12.6 184.8 85.7 28 200 6.2 5.7 7.3

Rushing & Receiving

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
33 Mike Strachan 22 RB 11 11 161 668 2 21 4.1 60.7 14.6 30 224 7.5 0 27 2.7 20.4 892 2 4
28 Alvin Maxson 24 FB 13 13 139 371 3 14 2.7 28.5 10.7 41 234 5.7 0 33 3.2 18.0 605 3 4
27 Rod McNeill 24 rb 14 3 61 206 2 17 3.4 14.7 4.4 18 138 7.7 2 17 1.3 9.9 344 4 6
36 Andrew Jones 24 13 1 42 108 1 18 2.6 8.3 3.2 10 52 5.2 0 12 0.8 4.0 160 1 1
8 Archie Manning 26 QB 13 13 33 186 1 16 5.6 14.3 2.5 186 1 7
26 Steve Rogers 22 13 0 17 62 0 22 3.6 4.8 1.3 1 2 2.0 0 2 0.1 0.2 64 0 0
13 Larry Cipa 24 qb 4 1 6 2 0 3 0.3 0.5 1.5 2 0 3
80 Larry Burton 24 WR 13 11 2 8 0 5 4.0 0.6 0.2 16 305 19.1 2 71 1.2 23.5 313 2 0
84 Paul Seal 23 TE 14 14 1 10 0 10 10.0 0.7 0.1 28 414 14.8 1 38 2.0 29.6 424 1 0
86 Melvin Baker 25 2 0 1 21 0 21 21.0 10.5 0.5 2 26 13.0 0 17 1.0 13.0 47 0 0
83 Andy Hamilton 25 9 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 12 210 17.5 0 44 1.3 23.3 210 0 0
85 Henry Childs 24 14 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 10 179 17.9 0 38 0.7 12.8 179 0 0
88 Joel Parker 23 WR 7 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 9 123 13.7 2 32 1.3 17.6 123 2 0
87 Don Herrmann 28 3 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 3 47 15.7 1 28 1.0 15.7 47 1 0
89 Gil Chapman 22 KR/PR 9 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 1 7 7.0 0 7 0.1 0.8 7 0 1
Team Total 24.6 14 463 1642 9 22 3.5 117.3 33.1 181 1961 10.8 8 71 12.9 140.1 3603 17 33
Opp Total 14 507 1930 15 3.8 137.9 36.2 206 2387 11.6 25 14.7 170.5 4317 40 43

Kick & Punt Returns

Punt Returns Kick Returns
No. Age Pos G GS Ret Yds TD Lng Y/R Rt Yds TD Lng Y/Rt APYd
89 Gil Chapman 22 KR/PR 9 0 17 207 0 42 12.2 28 614 0 36 21.9 828
40 Terry Schmidt 23 RCB 13 9 11 76 0 17 6.9 2 54 0 34 27.0 130
27 Rod McNeill 24 rb 14 3 10 276 0 88 27.6 620
37 Tom Myers 25 SS 9 8 10 70 0 16 7.0 70
28 Alvin Maxson 24 FB 13 13 6 103 0 24 17.2 708
26 Steve Rogers 22 13 0 6 98 0 19 16.3 162
29 Mo Spencer 23 14 0 1 0 0 0 0.0 5 68 0 19 13.6 68
33 Mike Strachan 22 RB 11 11 5 91 0 33 18.2 983
32 Jimmy DeRatt 22 6 0 2 17 0 10 8.5 17
51 Rusty Chambers 22 12 0 1 15 0 15 15.0 15
Team Total 24.6 14 41 370 0 42 9.0 63 1319 0 88 20.9 5292
Opp Total 14 61 675 1 11.1 42 1073 1 25.5

Kicking & Punting

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
16 Tom Blanchard 27 P 14 0 92 3776 61 3 41.0
15 Rich Szaro 27 K 11 0 1 1 4 4 4 3 5 1 2 1 16 10 62.5% 17 17 100.0%
19 Bill McClard 26 k 3 0 1 2 2 1 5 1 20.0% 1 1 100.0%
Team Total 24.6 14 1 1 5 4 6 3 7 2 2 1 21 11 52.4% 18 18 100.0% 92 3776 61 3 41.0
Opp Total 14 12 8 66.7% 48 44 91.7% 75 3203 42.7

Defense & Fumbles

Def Interceptions Fumbles Tackles
No. Age Pos G GS Sk Int Yds TD Lng PD FF Fmb FR Yds TD Tkl Ast Sfty
37 Tom Myers 25 SS 9 8 5 83 0 29 0 0 2 3 23 1
27 Rod McNeill 24 rb 14 3 0 6 3 0 0
8 Archie Manning 26 QB 13 13 0 7 1 0 0
40 Terry Schmidt 23 RCB 13 9 1 37 0 37 0 0 3 3 0 0
13 Larry Cipa 24 qb 4 1 0 3 2 0 0
58 Joe Federspiel 25 MLB 14 14 0 0 5 8 0
33 Mike Strachan 22 RB 11 11 0 4 1 0 0
53 Rick Kingrea 26 lb 14 2 1 14 0 14 0 0 0 3 7 0
28 Alvin Maxson 24 FB 13 13 0 4 0 0 0
44 Chuck Crist 24 8 0 3 69 0 42 0
30 Ernie Jackson 25 LCB 13 13 2 48 0 46 0 0 0 1 0 0
11 Bivian Lee 27 11 0 2 22 0 19 0 0 1 0 0 0
63 Steve Baumgartner 24 RDE 14 14 0 0 2 0 0
54 Rick Middleton 24 RLB 14 14 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0
82 Bob Pollard 27 LDT 14 14 0 0 2 0 0
26 Steve Rogers 22 13 0 0 0 2 0 0
16 Tom Blanchard 27 P 14 0 0 0 1 0 0
51 Rusty Chambers 22 12 0 0 0 1 38 1
89 Gil Chapman 22 KR/PR 9 0 0 1 0 0 0
69 Andy Dorris 24 LDE 13 0 0 0 1 0 0
24 Johnny Fuller 29 FS 11 11 0 0 1 2 0
62 John Hill 25 C/lt 14 13 0 0 1 1 0
36 Andrew Jones 24 13 1 0 1 0 0 0
77 Chris Morris 26 6 1 0 0 1 0 0
72 Joe Owens 29 14 0 0 0 1 0 0
71 Kurt Schumacher 23 13 0 0 0 1 0 0
29 Mo Spencer 23 14 0 0 0 1 0 0
65 Dave Thompson 26 LT 7 0 0 1 0 -25 0
60 Greg Westbrooks 22 lb 14 2 1 21 0 21 0
Team Total 24.6 14 16 305 0 46 0 0 33 38 54 2
Opp Total 14 53 43 20 2

Scoring Summary

No. Age Pos G GS RshTD RecTD PR TD KR TD FblTD IntTD OthTD AllTD 2PM XPM FGM Sfty Pts Pts/G
15 Rich Szaro 27 K 11 0 17 10 47
27 Rod McNeill 24 rb 14 3 2 2 4 24
28 Alvin Maxson 24 FB 13 13 3 3 18
80 Larry Burton 24 WR 13 11 2 2 12
88 Joel Parker 23 WR 7 0 2 2 12
33 Mike Strachan 22 RB 11 11 2 2 12
51 Rusty Chambers 22 12 0 1 1 6
87 Don Herrmann 28 3 0 1 1 6
36 Andrew Jones 24 13 1 1 1 6
8 Archie Manning 26 QB 13 13 1 1 6
37 Tom Myers 25 SS 9 8 1 1 6
84 Paul Seal 23 TE 14 14 1 1 6
19 Bill McClard 26 k 3 0 1 1 4
Team Total 24.6 14 9 8 2 19 18 11 165
Opp Total 14 15 25 1 1 4 2 44 8 2 360