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1982 New Orleans Saints

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4-5-0, Finished 2nd in NFC West Division  · 1982 NFL Season Summary
 SRS: Total -3.8, Offense: -5.7, Defense: 1.9, SoS: -0.2, avg is 0.0.

Scored 129 points (14.3/g), 26th of 28 in the NFL. Allowed 160 points (17.8/g), 8th.
 Differential of -31 points (-3.4/g), 21st.  Expected W-L: 3.4-5.6.

Coach: Bum Phillips (4-5-0)
 Offensive Coordinator: King Hill
 Defensive Coordinator: Wade Phillips

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

Team Info

President/Majority Shareholder John Mecom Jr.
Head Coach/General Manager Bum Phillips
Defensive Alignment 3-4

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 129 2655 602 4.4 24 10 18 173 137 248 1398 8 14 5.2 76 331 1257 8 3.8 79
Team Defense 160 2607 531 4.9 22 13 12 151 149 245 1633 11 9 5.9 81 255 974 8 3.8 58
Lg Rank Offense 26 20 17 14 11 25 25 23 18 20 2 6 13 14
Lg Rank Defense 8 5 14 3 3 3 8 13 24 16 7 10 12 13

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 St. Louis Cardinals 7 21 16 290 183 107 4 15 150 54 96 1
2 Sun September 19 boxscore W 1-1 @ Chicago Bears 10 0 17 317 135 182 1 13 183 135 48 3
3 Sun November 21 boxscore W 2-1 Kansas City Chiefs 27 17 21 293 144 149 1 14 286 192 94 2
4 Sun November 28 boxscore W 3-1 @ San Francisco 49ers 23 20 17 324 154 170 1 21 376 321 55 3
5 Sun December 5 boxscore L 3-2 Tampa Bay Buccaneers 10 13 25 380 311 69 3 14 271 178 93
6 Sun December 12 boxscore L 3-3 @ Atlanta Falcons 0 35 13 91 21 70 6 26 329 140 189 4
7 Sun December 19 boxscore L 3-4 @ Dallas Cowboys 7 21 18 301 63 238 4 16 316 195 121 5
8 Sun December 26 boxscore L 3-5 Washington Redskins 10 27 14 197 77 120 1 16 448 250 198 2
9 Sun January 2 boxscore W 4-5 Atlanta Falcons 35 6 32 462 310 152 3 16 248 168 80 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
16 Ken Stabler 37 QB 8 8 4-4-0 117 189 61.9 1343 6 3.2 10 5.3 48 7.1 5.4 11.5 167.9 71.8 13 106 6.12 4.49 6.4
19 Guido Merkens 27 wr 9 1 0-1-0 18 49 36.7 186 1 2.0 2 4.1 37 3.8 2.4 10.3 20.7 38.3 8 49 2.40 1.18 14.0
8 Archie Manning 33 1 0 1 7 14.3 3 0 0.0 2 28.6 3 0.4 -12.4 3.0 3.0 0.0 2 18 -1.67 -11.67 22.2
14 Russell Erxleben 26 P 9 0 1 2 50.0 39 1 50.0 0 0.0 39 19.5 29.5 39.0 4.3 135.4 0 0 19.50 29.50 0.0
45 Jack Holmes 29 5 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 26.0 9 4-5-0 137 248 55.2 1571 8 3.2 14 5.6 48 6.3 4.4 11.5 174.6 61.7 23 173 5.16 3.42 8.5 0 0
Opp Total 9 149 245 60.8 1864 11 4.5 9 3.7 7.6 6.85 12.5 207.1 84.1 31 231 5.9 5.2 11.2

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
38 George Rogers* 24 RB 6 5 122 535 3 38 4.4 89.2 20.3 4 21 5.3 0 10 0.7 3.5 556 3 4
30 Wayne Wilson 25 FB 8 7 103 413 3 20 4.0 51.6 12.9 25 175 7.0 2 34 3.1 21.9 588 5 4
41 Jimmy Rogers 27 rb 9 1 60 178 2 32 3.0 19.8 6.7 4 17 4.3 0 6 0.4 1.9 195 2 0
46 Hokie Gajan 23 rb 9 4 19 77 0 12 4.1 8.6 2.1 3 10 3.3 0 9 0.3 1.1 87 0 0
42 Toussaint Tyler 23 2 0 10 21 0 11 2.1 10.5 5.0 4 31 7.8 0 12 2.0 15.5 52 0 0
19 Guido Merkens 27 wr 9 1 9 30 0 19 3.3 3.3 1.0 30 0 1
16 Ken Stabler 37 QB 8 8 3 -4 0 0 -1.3 -0.5 0.4 -4 0 4
45 Jack Holmes 29 5 0 2 8 0 5 4.0 1.6 0.4 1 2 2.0 0 2 0.2 0.4 10 0 0
86 Jeff Groth 25 PR/WR 9 9 1 1 0 1 1.0 0.1 0.1 30 383 12.8 1 39 3.3 42.6 384 1 1
80 Lindsay Scott 22 WR 8 7 1 -4 0 -4 -4.0 -0.5 0.1 17 251 14.8 0 36 2.1 31.4 247 0 0
89 Aundra Thompson 29 KR 9 2 1 2 0 2 2.0 0.2 0.1 8 138 17.3 1 48 0.9 15.3 140 1 1
85 Hoby Brenner 23 TE 8 8 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 16 171 10.7 0 25 2.0 21.4 171 0 1
83 Kenny Duckett 23 7 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 12 196 16.3 2 31 1.7 28.0 196 2 0
87 Larry Hardy 26 te 9 2 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 8 67 8.4 1 31 0.9 7.4 67 1 1
84 Rich Mauti 28 9 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 4 70 17.5 0 37 0.4 7.8 70 0 0
28 Bill Hurley 25 9 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 1 39 39.0 1 39 0.1 4.3 39 1 0
Team Total 26.0 9 331 1257 8 38 3.8 139.7 36.8 137 1571 11.5 8 48 15.2 174.6 2828 16 17
Opp Total 9 255 974 8 3.8 108.2 28.3 149 1633 11.0 11 16.6 181.4 2607 19 23

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
86 Jeff Groth 25 PR/WR 9 9 21 144 0 18 6.9 528
89 Aundra Thompson 29 KR 9 2 10 211 0 35 21.1 351
30 Wayne Wilson 25 FB 8 7 7 192 0 75 27.4 780
84 Rich Mauti 28 9 0 5 93 0 22 18.6 163
83 Kenny Duckett 23 7 0 2 39 0 25 19.5 235
46 Hokie Gajan 23 rb 9 4 1 18 0 18 18.0 105
41 Jimmy Rogers 27 rb 9 1 1 24 0 24 24.0 219
Team Total 26.0 9 21 144 0 18 6.9 26 577 0 75 22.2 3549
Opp Total 9 29 239 0 8.2 20 388 0 19.4

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
14 Russell Erxleben 26 P 9 0 1 1 0.0% 1 1 100.0% 46 1976 60 0 43.0
15 Toni Fritsch 37 K 5 0 1 1 2 1 1 3 2 7 4 57.1% 9 8 88.9%
7 Morten Andersen 22 k 8 0 1 1 3 1 1 5 2 40.0% 6 6 100.0%
Team Total 26.0 9 1 1 3 1 2 1 6 3 1 13 6 46.2% 16 15 93.8% 46 1976 60 0 43.0
Opp Total 9 12 9 75.0% 19 19 100.0% 51 2096 41.1

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
57 Rickey Jackson 24 LOLB 9 9 4.5 1 32 0 32 0 1 0 2 0 0 47 0
73 Frank Warren 23 de 9 1 1.0 5 0
20 Russell Gary 23 SS 9 9 3.0 2 25 0 19 0 0 0 2 0 0
75 Bruce Clark 24 LDE 9 9 5.5
74 Derland Moore 31 NT 9 9 4.0 0 0 1 0 0
30 Wayne Wilson 25 FB 8 7 0 4 1 0 0
56 Dirt Winston 27 RILB 9 9 0.5 2 -2 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0
51 Whitney Paul 29 9 0 3.0 1 14 0 14 0
38 George Rogers* 24 RB 6 5 0 4 0 0 0
16 Ken Stabler 37 QB 8 8 0 4 0 0 0
52 Jim Kovach 26 LILB 8 8 2.5 0 0 1 0 0
98 Reggie Lewis 28 9 0 3.0
85 Hoby Brenner 23 TE 8 8 0 1 1 0 0
86 Jeff Groth 25 PR/WR 9 9 0 1 1 0 0
55 Rob Nairne 28 ROLB 9 9 1.0 1 1 0 1 0
44 Dave Waymer 24 LCB 9 9 0 0 2 0 0
94 Jim Wilks 24 RDE 8 8 2.0
88 Don Bass 26 3 0 0 0 1 0 0
50 Ken Bordelon 28 9 0 1.0
99 Tony Elliott 23 9 0 0 0 1 0 0
46 Hokie Gajan 23 rb 9 4 0 0 1 0 0
87 Larry Hardy 26 te 9 2 0 1 0 0 0
28 Bill Hurley 25 9 0 1 26 0 26 0
29 Rodney Lewis 23 9 0 1 12 0 12 0
19 Guido Merkens 27 wr 9 1 0 1 0 0 0
25 Johnnie Poe 23 RCB 9 9 0 0 1 0 0
89 Aundra Thompson 29 KR 9 2 0 1 0 0 0
49 Frank Wattelet 24 FS 9 9 0 0 1 0 0
Team Total 26.0 9 31.0 9 108 0 32 0 1 17 18 0 0 52 0
Opp Total 9 23 23 10

Scoring Summary

No. Age Pos G GS RshTD RecTD PR TD KR TD FblTD IntTD OthTD AllTD 2PM XPM FGM Sfty Pts Pts/G
30 Wayne Wilson 25 FB 8 7 3 2 5 30
15 Toni Fritsch 37 K 5 0 8 4 20
38 George Rogers* 24 RB 6 5 3 3 18
7 Morten Andersen 22 k 8 0 6 2 12
83 Kenny Duckett 23 7 0 2 2 12
41 Jimmy Rogers 27 rb 9 1 2 2 12
86 Jeff Groth 25 PR/WR 9 9 1 1 6
87 Larry Hardy 26 te 9 2 1 1 6
28 Bill Hurley 25 9 0 1 1 6
89 Aundra Thompson 29 KR 9 2 1 1 6
14 Russell Erxleben 26 P 9 0 1 1
Team Total 26.0 9 8 8 16 15 6 129
Opp Total 9 8 11 19 9 160