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1976 New Orleans Saints

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4-10-0, Finished 4th in NFC West Division  · 1976 NFL Season Summary
 SRS: Total -6.1, Offense: -0.6, Defense: -5.5, SoS: 0.5, avg is 0.0.

Scored 253 points (18.1/g), 17th of 28 in the NFL. Allowed 346 points (24.7/g), 23rd.
 Differential of -93 points (-6.6/g), 22nd.  Expected W-L: 4.5-9.5.

Coach: Hank Stram (4-10-0)

Stadium: Louisiana Superdome
 Training Camp: Dodgertown (Vero Beach, Florida)

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 253 3759 885 4.2 32 18 23 226 206 403 1984 8 14 4.4 111 431 1775 16 4.1 92
Team Defense 346 4491 960 4.7 39 27 25 275 200 367 2202 18 12 5.4 121 554 2289 22 4.1 129
Lg Rank Offense 17 21 9 15 20 5 17 27 7 23 26 23 9 13
Lg Rank Defense 23 19 9 1 24 13 17 20 20 16 21 21 25 18

Team Games & Schedule

Week Day Date OT Rec Opp Tm Opp 1stD TotYd PassY RushY TO 1stD TotYd PassY RushY TO
1 Sun September 12 boxscore L 0-1 Minnesota Vikings 9 40 9 132 82 50 3 28 449 276 173 1
2 Sun September 19 boxscore L 0-2 Dallas Cowboys 6 24 11 163 94 69 1 22 423 225 198 4
3 Sun September 26 boxscore W 1-2 @ Kansas City Chiefs 27 17 19 425 126 299 2 18 270 105 165
4 Sun October 3 boxscore L 1-3 Houston Oilers 26 31 22 375 270 105 3 14 255 168 87 1
5 Sun October 10 boxscore W 2-3 Atlanta Falcons 30 0 20 312 168 144 2 12 168 68 100 7
6 Sun October 17 boxscore L 2-4 @ San Francisco 49ers 3 33 9 95 95 3 18 309 176 133 2
7 Sun October 24 boxscore L 2-5 Los Angeles Rams 10 16 20 328 214 114 5 14 179 57 122 5
8 Sun October 31 boxscore L 2-6 @ Atlanta Falcons 20 23 18 253 115 138 2 18 255 150 105 3
9 Sun November 7 boxscore L 2-7 @ Green Bay Packers 27 32 21 297 161 136 3 19 298 123 175 3
10 Sun November 14 boxscore W 3-7 Detroit Lions 17 16 6 183 104 79 26 455 284 171 3
11 Sun November 21 boxscore W 4-7 @ Seattle Seahawks 51 27 28 399 141 258 2 18 269 164 105 5
12 Sun November 28 boxscore L 4-8 @ Los Angeles Rams 14 33 18 262 146 116 4 25 473 150 323 3
13 Sun December 5 boxscore L 4-9 @ New England Patriots 6 27 14 236 118 118 1 21 328 108 220
14 Sun December 12 boxscore L 4-10 San Francisco 49ers 7 27 11 299 245 54 1 22 360 148 212 2

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
10 Bobby Douglass 29 qb 11 6 2-4-0 103 213 48.4 1288 4 1.9 8 3.8 74 6.0 4.7 12.5 117.1 58.2 26 189 4.60 3.43 10.9
12 Bobby Scott 27 QB 11 8 2-6-0 103 190 54.2 1065 4 2.1 6 3.2 60 5.6 4.6 10.3 96.8 64.5 24 162 4.22 3.33 11.2 1 1
16 Tom Blanchard 28 P 14 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 1 18 -18.00 -18.00 100.0
Team Total 25.4 14 4-10-0 206 403 51.1 2353 8 2.0 14 3.5 74 5.8 4.7 11.4 168.1 61.2 51 369 4.37 3.33 11.2 1 1
Opp Total 14 200 367 54.5 2514 18 4.9 12 3.3 6.9 6.36 12.6 179.6 78.8 39 312 5.4 5.0 9.6

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
42 Chuck Muncie 23 FB 12 11 149 659 2 51 4.4 54.9 12.4 31 272 8.8 0 33 2.6 22.7 931 2 6
34 Tony Galbreath 22 KR/RB 14 13 136 570 7 74 4.2 40.7 9.7 54 420 7.8 1 35 3.9 30.0 990 8 7
33 Mike Strachan 23 rb 10 3 66 258 2 31 3.9 25.8 6.6 6 22 3.7 0 14 0.6 2.2 280 2 3
28 Alvin Maxson 25 14 0 34 120 1 16 3.5 8.6 2.4 7 21 3.0 0 14 0.5 1.5 141 1 3
10 Bobby Douglass 29 qb 11 6 21 92 2 19 4.4 8.4 1.9 1 -2 -2.0 0 -2 0.1 -0.2 90 2 1
12 Bobby Scott 27 QB 11 8 12 48 1 13 4.0 4.4 1.1 48 1 3
32 Kim Jones 24 11 0 6 21 0 10 3.5 1.9 0.5 1 14 14.0 0 14 0.1 1.3 35 0 0
80 Larry Burton 25 WR 14 12 3 -4 0 4 -1.3 -0.3 0.2 18 297 16.5 2 69 1.3 21.2 293 2 0
84 Paul Seal 24 te 14 3 2 -7 0 -1 -3.5 -0.5 0.1 9 72 8.0 0 15 0.6 5.1 65 0 1
85 Henry Childs 25 TE 14 11 1 16 1 16 16.0 1.1 0.1 26 349 13.4 3 46 1.9 24.9 365 4 0
36 Andrew Jones 25 2 1 1 2 0 2 2.0 1.0 0.5 2 0 0
87 Don Herrmann 29 WR 14 14 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 34 535 15.7 0 57 2.4 38.2 535 0 0
83 Tinker Owens 22 wr 14 1 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 12 241 20.1 1 74 0.9 17.2 241 1 0
86 Jim Thaxton 27 te 11 1 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 7 112 16.0 1 25 0.6 10.2 112 1 0
Team Total 25.4 14 431 1775 16 74 4.1 126.8 30.8 206 2353 11.4 8 74 14.7 168.1 4128 24 32
Opp Total 14 554 2289 22 4.1 163.5 39.6 200 2202 11.0 18 14.3 157.3 4491 40 38

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
45 Pete Athas 30 PR 13 5 35 332 0 67 9.5 2 68 0 39 34.0 400
34 Tony Galbreath 22 KR/RB 14 13 2 8 0 4 4.0 20 399 0 32 20.0 1397
28 Alvin Maxson 25 14 0 11 191 0 28 17.4 332
25 Leon McQuay 26 4 0 2 5 0 11 2.5 8 151 0 28 18.9 156
86 Jim Thaxton 27 te 11 1 8 185 0 41 23.1 297
24 Clarence Chapman 23 1 0 3 63 0 26 21.0 63
42 Chuck Muncie 23 FB 12 11 3 69 0 28 23.0 1000
51 Warren Capone 25 7 0 2 0 0 0 0.0 0
37 Tom Myers 26 FS 14 12 2 22 0 11 11.0 22
71 Kurt Schumacher 24 LG 14 9 2 17 0 14 8.5 17
85 Henry Childs 25 TE 14 11 1 6 0 6 6.0 371
44 Chuck Crist 25 SS 14 14 1 8 0 8 8.0 8
65 Jeff Hart 23 14 0 1 12 0 12 12.0 12
32 Kim Jones 24 11 0 1 12 0 12 12.0 47
Team Total 25.4 14 42 375 0 67 8.9 62 1173 0 41 18.9 5676
Opp Total 14 64 742 1 11.6 54 1359 0 25.2

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 28 P 14 0 101 3974 63 0 39.3
15 Rich Szaro 28 K 14 0 1 1 8 8 5 4 7 4 2 1 23 18 78.3% 29 25 86.2%
Team Total 25.4 14 1 1 8 8 5 4 7 4 2 1 23 18 78.3% 29 25 86.2% 101 3974 63 0 39.3
Opp Total 14 17 14 82.4% 44 36 81.8% 88 3467 39.4

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
34 Tony Galbreath 22 KR/RB 14 13 0 7 1 0 0
42 Chuck Muncie 23 FB 12 11 0 6 1 0 0
45 Pete Athas 30 PR 13 5 2 22 0 22 0 0 3 1 0 0
29 Mo Spencer 24 RCB 14 14 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 5 0
44 Chuck Crist 25 SS 14 14 1 20 0 20 0 0 0 4 0 0
28 Alvin Maxson 25 14 0 0 3 2 6 0
57 Jim Merlo 25 LLB 14 13 4 142 2 83 0 0 1 0 0 0
37 Tom Myers 26 FS 14 12 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 3 22 1
12 Bobby Scott 27 QB 11 8 0 3 2 -2 0
30 Ernie Jackson 26 LCB 10 9 2 5 0 5 0 0 0 2 0 0
51 Warren Capone 25 7 0 0 2 1 2 1
33 Mike Strachan 23 rb 10 3 0 3 0 0 0
63 Steve Baumgartner 25 RDE 14 13 0 0 2 -2 0
85 Henry Childs 25 TE 14 11 0 0 2 0 0
58 Joe Federspiel 26 MLB 14 14 0 0 2 0 0
55 Rick Kingrea 27 14 0 0 0 2 25 0
76 Don Morrison 27 RT 14 14 0 0 2 3 0
82 Bob Pollard 28 LDE 8 8 0 0 2 0 0
60 Greg Westbrooks 23 RLB 14 14 0 0 2 5 0
10 Bobby Douglass 29 qb 11 6 0 1 0 0 0
46 Jim Kearney 33 14 2 0 0 1 0 0
25 Leon McQuay 26 4 0 0 1 0 0 0
75 Elex Price 26 LDT 14 13 1 23 1 23 0
84 Paul Seal 24 te 14 3 0 1 0 0 0
79 Emanuel Zanders 25 RG 14 13 0 0 1 0 0
Team Total 25.4 14 12 212 3 83 0 0 32 38 64 2
Opp Total 14 51 38 11 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 28 K 14 0 25 18 79
34 Tony Galbreath 22 KR/RB 14 13 7 1 8 48
85 Henry Childs 25 TE 14 11 1 3 4 24
80 Larry Burton 25 WR 14 12 2 2 12
10 Bobby Douglass 29 qb 11 6 2 2 12
57 Jim Merlo 25 LLB 14 13 2 2 12
42 Chuck Muncie 23 FB 12 11 2 2 12
33 Mike Strachan 23 rb 10 3 2 2 12
51 Warren Capone 25 7 0 1 1 6
28 Alvin Maxson 25 14 0 1 1 6
37 Tom Myers 26 FS 14 12 1 1 6
83 Tinker Owens 22 wr 14 1 1 1 6
75 Elex Price 26 LDT 14 13 1 1 6
12 Bobby Scott 27 QB 11 8 1 1 6
86 Jim Thaxton 27 te 11 1 1 1 6
Team Total 25.4 14 16 8 2 3 29 25 18 253
Opp Total 14 22 18 1 2 1 36 14 2 346