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1984 New Orleans Saints

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7-9-0, Finished 3rd in NFC West Division  · 1984 NFL Season Summary
 SRS: Total -2.9, Offense: -1.7, Defense: -1.2, SoS: 1.0, avg is 0.0.

Scored 298 points (18.6/g), 20th of 28 in the NFL. Allowed 361 points (22.6/g), 19th.
 Differential of -63 points (-3.9/g), 22nd.  Expected W-L: 6.2-9.8.

Coach: Bum Phillips (7-9-0)
 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 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 298 5008 1044 4.8 41 13 298 246 476 2837 21 28 5.4 137 523 2171 9 4.2 131 101 849 30
Opp. Stats 361 4914 1026 4.8 23 10 298 239 422 2453 23 13 5.1 142 549 2461 13 4.5 134 119 1025 22
Lg Rank Offense 20 20 22 5 17 23 24 13 25 24 7 8 26 10
Lg Rank Defense 19 4 28 27 9 1 1 16 25 4 25 26 14 25

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 2 boxscore L 0-1 Atlanta Falcons 28 36 23 268 148 120 4 22 422 173 249 3
2 Sun September 9 boxscore W 1-1 Tampa Bay Buccaneers 17 13 17 333 203 130 20 264 134 130
3 Sun September 16 boxscore L 1-2 @ San Francisco 49ers 20 30 20 268 149 119 5 19 307 159 148 1
4 Sun September 23 boxscore W 2-2 St. Louis Cardinals 34 24 25 450 298 152 2 22 337 224 113 3
5 Sun September 30 boxscore W 3-2 @ Houston Oilers 27 10 20 357 160 197 2 8 133 49 84 2
6 Sun October 7 boxscore L 3-3 @ Chicago Bears 7 20 14 321 145 176 1 19 343 97 246
7 Sun October 14 boxscore L 3-4 Los Angeles Rams 10 28 23 299 204 95 3 17 353 138 215 1
8 Sun October 21 boxscore L OT 3-5 @ Dallas Cowboys 27 30 17 342 107 235 5 22 292 194 98 2
9 Sun October 28 boxscore W 4-5 @ Cleveland Browns 16 14 18 373 262 111 1 17 262 179 83
10 Sun November 4 boxscore L 4-6 Green Bay Packers 13 23 23 327 141 186 3 20 373 166 207
11 Sun November 11 boxscore W 5-6 @ Atlanta Falcons 17 13 17 322 235 87 1 20 280 160 120 1
12 Mon November 19 boxscore W 6-6 Pittsburgh Steelers 27 24 16 265 176 89 3 18 332 217 115 4
13 Sun November 25 boxscore L 6-7 San Francisco 49ers 3 35 12 201 70 131 1 22 407 188 219
14 Sun December 2 boxscore L 6-8 @ Los Angeles Rams 21 34 15 224 128 96 5 17 341 127 214 4
15 Sun December 9 boxscore L 6-9 Cincinnati Bengals 21 24 23 420 274 146 4 20 279 172 107
16 Sat December 15 boxscore W 7-9 @ New York Giants 10 3 15 238 137 101 1 15 189 76 113 2

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
11 Richard Todd 31 QB 15 14 6-8-0 161 312 51.6 2178 11 3.5 19 6.1 74 7.0 4.9 13.5 145.2 60.6 33 267 5.54 3.70 9.6 5 5
18 Dave Wilson 25 qb 5 2 1-1-0 51 93 54.8 647 7 7.5 4 4.3 54 7.0 6.5 12.7 129.4 83.9 7 54 5.93 5.53 7.0
16 Ken Stabler 39 3 0 33 70 47.1 339 2 2.9 5 7.1 29 4.8 2.2 10.3 113.0 41.3 5 40 3.99 1.52 6.7
46 Hokie Gajan 25 FB 14 14 1 1 100.0 34 1 100.0 0 0.0 34 34.0 54.0 34.0 2.4 158.3 0 0 34.00 54.00 0.0
Team Total 26.5 16 7-9-0 246 476 51.7 3198 21 4.4 28 5.9 74 6.7 5.0 13.0 199.9 63.3 45 361 5.45 3.83 8.6 5 5
Opp Total 16 239 422 56.6 2873 23 5.5 13 3.1 6.8 6.51 12.0 179.6 83.0 55 420 5.1 4.9 11.5

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 George Rogers 26 RB 16 16 239 914 2 28 3.8 57.1 14.9 12 76 6.3 0 15 0.8 4.8 990 2 2
46 Hokie Gajan 25 FB 14 14 102 615 5 62 6.0 43.9 7.3 35 288 8.2 2 51 2.5 20.6 903 7 0
30 Wayne Wilson 27 rb 14 2 74 261 1 36 3.5 18.6 5.3 33 314 9.5 3 34 2.4 22.4 575 4 2
35 Earl Campbell 29 8 0 50 190 0 19 3.8 23.8 6.3 190 0 0
11 Richard Todd 31 QB 15 14 28 111 0 15 4.0 7.4 1.9 111 0 9
22 Tyrone Anthony 22 15 0 20 105 1 19 5.3 7.0 1.3 12 113 9.4 0 32 0.8 7.5 218 1 1
18 Dave Wilson 25 qb 5 2 3 -7 0 -2 -2.3 -1.4 0.6 -7 0 2
10 Brian Hansen* 24 P 16 0 2 -27 0 -12 -13.5 -1.7 0.1 -27 0 0
45 Tim Wilson 30 12 0 2 8 0 5 4.0 0.7 0.2 8 0 0
88 Eugene Goodlow 26 wr 10 6 1 5 0 5 5.0 0.5 0.1 22 281 12.8 3 23 2.2 28.1 286 3 0
83 Kenny Duckett 25 KR 11 0 1 -3 0 -3 -3.0 -0.3 0.1 3 24 8.0 0 11 0.3 2.2 21 0 0
16 Ken Stabler 39 3 0 1 -1 0 -1 -1.0 -0.3 0.3 -1 0 1
86 Jeff Groth 27 WR 16 13 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 33 487 14.8 0 31 2.1 30.4 487 0 0
89 Tyrone Young 24 WR 16 8 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 29 597 20.6 3 74 1.8 37.3 597 3 1
85 Hoby Brenner 25 TE 16 16 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 28 554 19.8 6 57 1.8 34.6 554 6 0
80 Lindsay Scott 24 wr 16 5 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 21 278 13.2 1 37 1.3 17.4 278 1 1
84 Junior Miller 27 15 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 8 81 10.1 1 22 0.5 5.4 81 1 0
82 John Tice 24 10 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 6 55 9.2 1 17 0.6 5.5 55 1 0
87 Larry Hardy 28 6 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 4 50 12.5 1 28 0.7 8.3 50 1 0
Team Total 26.5 16 523 2171 9 62 4.2 135.7 32.7 246 3198 13.0 21 74 15.4 199.9 5369 30 22
Opp Total 16 549 2461 13 4.5 153.8 34.3 239 2453 10.3 23 14.9 153.3 4914 36 28

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
26 Jitter Fields 22 PR 13 0 27 236 0 61 8.7 19 356 0 31 18.7 592
83 Kenny Duckett 25 KR 11 0 29 580 0 39 20.0 601
22 Tyrone Anthony 22 15 0 22 490 0 64 22.3 708
86 Jeff Groth 27 WR 16 13 6 32 0 9 5.3 519
45 Tim Wilson 30 12 0 1 16 0 16 16.0 24
30 Wayne Wilson 27 rb 14 2 1 23 0 23 23.0 598
Team Total 26.5 16 33 268 0 61 8.1 72 1465 0 64 20.3 7122
Opp Total 16 47 550 1 11.7 45 916 0 20.4

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 Brian Hansen* 24 P 16 0 69 3020 66 1 43.8
7 Morten Andersen 24 K 16 0 9 9 5 4 10 5 3 2 27 20 74.1% 34 34 100.0%
Team Total 26.5 16 9 9 5 4 10 5 3 2 27 20 74.1% 34 34 100.0% 69 3020 66 1 43.8
Opp Total 16 33 24 72.7% 41 41 100.0% 84 3494 41.6

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
57 Rickey Jackson* 26 LOLB 16 16 1 14 0 14 0 4 1 4 4 0 12.0 124 0
24 Terry Hoage 22 14 0 0 0 1 0 0 27 0
73 Frank Warren 25 de 16 3 4.0 18 0
97 Jumpy Geathers 24 16 0 6.0 11 0
75 Bruce Clark* 26 LDE 15 15 1 9 0 9 0 0 0 2 5 0 10.5
11 Richard Todd 31 QB 15 14 0 9 3 -16 0
51 Whitney Paul 31 ROLB 16 16 9.5
94 Jim Wilks 26 RDE 16 16 0 0 1 0 0 7.5
49 Frank Wattelet 26 FS 16 16 2 52 1 35 0 0 0 2 22 1
44 Dave Waymer 26 LCB 16 16 4 9 0 9 0
56 Dirt Winston 29 LILB 16 16 2 90 2 47 0 0 0 1 0 0 0.5
26 Jitter Fields 22 PR 13 0 0 2 1 0 0
38 George Rogers 26 RB 16 16 0 2 1 0 0
22 Tyrone Anthony 22 15 0 0 1 1 0 0
52 Jim Kovach 28 RILB 15 15 1 16 0 16 0 1.0
98 Reggie Lewis 30 13 0 2.0
74 Derland Moore 33 NT 12 11 2.0
18 Dave Wilson 25 qb 5 2 0 2 0 0 0
30 Wayne Wilson 27 rb 14 2 0 2 0 0 0
20 Russell Gary 25 SS 16 16 0 0 1 5 0
34 Bobby Johnson 24 16 0 1 7 0 7 0
60 Steve Korte 24 c/RG 15 15 0 0 1 0 0
25 Johnnie Poe 25 RCB 16 16 1 16 0 16 0
80 Lindsay Scott 24 wr 16 5 0 1 0 0 0
16 Ken Stabler 39 3 0 0 1 0 0 0
89 Tyrone Young 24 WR 16 8 0 1 0 0 0
Team Total 26.5 16 13 213 3 47 0 4 22 19 20 1 55.0 180 0
Opp Total 16 28 18 45 1

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
7 Morten Andersen 24 K 16 0 34 34 20 27 94
46 Hokie Gajan 25 FB 14 14 5 2 7 42
85 Hoby Brenner 25 TE 16 16 6 6 36
30 Wayne Wilson 27 rb 14 2 1 3 4 24
88 Eugene Goodlow 26 wr 10 6 3 3 18
89 Tyrone Young 24 WR 16 8 3 3 18
38 George Rogers 26 RB 16 16 2 2 12
49 Frank Wattelet 26 FS 16 16 1 1 2 12
56 Dirt Winston 29 LILB 16 16 2 2 12
22 Tyrone Anthony 22 15 0 1 1 6
87 Larry Hardy 28 6 0 1 1 6
84 Junior Miller 27 15 0 1 1 6
80 Lindsay Scott 24 wr 16 5 1 1 6
82 John Tice 24 10 0 1 1 6
Team Total 26.5 16 9 21 1 3 34 34 34 20 27 298
Opp Total 16 13 23 1 1 3 41 41 24 33 1 361

Touchdown Log

Rk Date Opp Result Quarter Dist Type Detail
1 1984-09-02 ATL L, 28-36 1 3 rush George Rogers 3 yard rush (Morten Andersen kick)
2 1984-09-02 ATL L, 28-36 2 18 pass Tyrone Young 18 yard pass from Richard Todd (Morten Andersen kick)
3 1984-09-02 ATL L, 28-36 2 4 rush George Rogers 4 yard rush (Morten Andersen kick)
4 1984-09-02 ATL L, 28-36 4 3 pass John Tice 3 yard pass from Richard Todd (Morten Andersen kick)
5 1984-09-09 TAM W, 17-13 2 2 rush Tyrone Anthony 2 yard rush (Morten Andersen kick)
6 1984-09-09 TAM W, 17-13 4 8 rush Hokie Gajan 8 yard rush (Morten Andersen kick)
7 1984-09-16 @ SFO L, 20-30 2 8 pass Eugene Goodlow 8 yard pass from Ken Stabler (Morten Andersen kick)
8 1984-09-16 @ SFO L, 20-30 3 26 pass Hoby Brenner 26 yard pass from Ken Stabler (Morten Andersen kick)
9 1984-09-23 STL W, 34-24 1 34 pass Wayne Wilson 34 yard pass from Hokie Gajan (Morten Andersen kick)
10 1984-09-23 STL W, 34-24 3 15 pass Hoby Brenner 15 yard pass from Richard Todd (Morten Andersen kick)
11 1984-09-23 STL W, 34-24 4 30 pass Wayne Wilson 30 yard pass from Richard Todd (Morten Andersen kick)
12 1984-09-23 STL W, 34-24 4 22 fumble Frank Wattelet 22 yard fumble return (Morten Andersen kick)
13 1984-09-30 @ HOU W, 27-10 1 15 rush Hokie Gajan 15 yard rush (Morten Andersen kick)
14 1984-09-30 @ HOU W, 27-10 1 35 interception Frank Wattelet 35 yard interception return (Morten Andersen kick)
15 1984-09-30 @ HOU W, 27-10 4 37 rush Hokie Gajan 37 yard rush (Morten Andersen kick)
16 1984-10-07 @ CHI L, 7-20 2 15 pass Wayne Wilson 15 yard pass from Richard Todd (Morten Andersen kick)
17 1984-10-14 RAM L, 10-28 4 1 rush Hokie Gajan 1 yard rush (Morten Andersen kick)
18 1984-10-21 @ DAL L, 27-30 2 36 pass Tyrone Young 36 yard pass from Richard Todd (Morten Andersen kick)
19 1984-10-21 @ DAL L, 27-30 2 62 rush Hokie Gajan 62 yard rush (Morten Andersen kick)
20 1984-10-21 @ DAL L, 27-30 3 43 interception Dirt Winston 43 yard interception return (Morten Andersen kick)
21 1984-10-28 @ CLE W, 16-14 2 2 pass Hokie Gajan 2 yard pass from Richard Todd (Morten Andersen kick)
22 1984-11-04 GNB L, 13-23 1 1 rush Wayne Wilson 1 yard rush (Morten Andersen kick)
23 1984-11-11 @ ATL W, 17-13 1 37 pass Hoby Brenner 37 yard pass from Richard Todd (Morten Andersen kick)
24 1984-11-11 @ ATL W, 17-13 4 17 pass Hoby Brenner 17 yard pass from Richard Todd (Morten Andersen kick)
25 1984-11-19 PIT W, 27-24 2 28 pass Larry Hardy 28 yard pass from Richard Todd (Morten Andersen kick)
26 1984-11-19 PIT W, 27-24 4 21 pass Junior Miller 21 yard pass from Richard Todd (Morten Andersen kick)
27 1984-11-19 PIT W, 27-24 4 47 interception Dirt Winston 47 yard interception return (Morten Andersen kick)
28 1984-12-02 @ RAM L, 21-34 2 14 pass Lindsay Scott 14 yard pass from Dave Wilson (Morten Andersen kick)
29 1984-12-02 @ RAM L, 21-34 4 3 pass Tyrone Young 3 yard pass from Dave Wilson (Morten Andersen kick)
30 1984-12-02 @ RAM L, 21-34 4 8 pass Eugene Goodlow 8 yard pass from Dave Wilson (Morten Andersen kick)
31 1984-12-09 CIN L, 21-24 2 54 pass Hoby Brenner 54 yard pass from Dave Wilson (Morten Andersen kick)
32 1984-12-09 CIN L, 21-24 3 35 pass Hoby Brenner 35 yard pass from Dave Wilson (Morten Andersen kick)
33 1984-12-09 CIN L, 21-24 4 5 pass Eugene Goodlow 5 yard pass from Dave Wilson (Morten Andersen kick)
34 1984-12-15 @ NYG W, 10-3 1 2 pass Hokie Gajan 2 yard pass from Dave Wilson (Morten Andersen kick)

Opponent Touchdown Log

Rk Date Opp Result Quarter Dist Type Detail
1 1984-09-02 ATL L, 28-36 2 50 pass Alfred Jackson 50 yard pass from Steve Bartkowski (Mick Luckhurst kick)
2 1984-09-02 ATL L, 28-36 2 3 rush Gerald Riggs 3 yard rush (Mick Luckhurst kick)
3 1984-09-02 ATL L, 28-36 3 5 pass Stacey Bailey 5 yard pass from Steve Bartkowski (Mick Luckhurst kick)
4 1984-09-02 ATL L, 28-36 4 1 rush Gerald Riggs 1 yard rush (Mick Luckhurst kick)
5 1984-09-09 TAM W, 17-13 1 2 pass Adger Armstrong 2 yard pass from Jack Thompson (Obed Ariri kick)
6 1984-09-16 @ SFO L, 20-30 1 32 pass Freddie Solomon 32 yard pass from Joe Montana (Ray Wersching kick)
7 1984-09-16 @ SFO L, 20-30 2 3 rush Wendell Tyler 3 yard rush (Ray Wersching kick)
8 1984-09-16 @ SFO L, 20-30 4 23 pass Earl Cooper 23 yard pass from Matt Cavanaugh (Ray Wersching kick)
9 1984-09-23 STL W, 34-24 2 11 pass Earl Ferrell 11 yard pass from Neil Lomax (Neil O'Donoghue kick)
10 1984-09-23 STL W, 34-24 3 7 rush Stump Mitchell 7 yard rush (Neil O'Donoghue kick)
11 1984-09-23 STL W, 34-24 4 22 rush Stump Mitchell 22 yard rush (Neil O'Donoghue kick)
12 1984-09-30 @ HOU W, 27-10 4 1 rush Earl Campbell 1 yard rush (Florian Kempf kick)
13 1984-10-07 @ CHI L, 7-20 2 1 rush Walter Payton 1 yard rush (Bob Thomas kick)
14 1984-10-07 @ CHI L, 7-20 4 16 pass Dennis McKinnon 16 yard pass from Jim McMahon (Bob Thomas kick)
15 1984-10-14 RAM L, 10-28 2 25 pass Drew Hill 25 yard pass from Jeff Kemp (Mike Lansford kick)
16 1984-10-14 RAM L, 10-28 2 13 pass Henry Ellard 13 yard pass from Jeff Kemp (Mike Lansford kick)
17 1984-10-14 RAM L, 10-28 2 33 interception Nolan Cromwell 33 yard interception return (Mike Lansford kick)
18 1984-10-14 RAM L, 10-28 3 21 pass Ron Brown 21 yard pass from Jeff Kemp (Mike Lansford kick)
19 1984-10-21 @ DAL L, 27-30 4 3 rush Tony Dorsett 3 yard rush (Rafael Septien kick)
20 1984-10-21 @ DAL L, 27-30 4 12 pass Mike Renfro 12 yard pass from Danny White (Rafael Septien kick)
21 1984-10-21 @ DAL L, 27-30 4 0 fumble Jim Jeffcoat 0 yard fumble return (Rafael Septien kick)
22 1984-10-28 @ CLE W, 16-14 2 5 pass Ozzie Newsome 5 yard pass from Paul McDonald (Matt Bahr kick)
23 1984-10-28 @ CLE W, 16-14 3 5 pass Ozzie Newsome 5 yard pass from Paul McDonald (Matt Bahr kick)
24 1984-11-04 GNB L, 13-23 2 33 pass Paul Coffman 33 yard pass from Lynn Dickey (Al Del Greco kick)
25 1984-11-04 GNB L, 13-23 3 5 pass Paul Coffman 5 yard pass from Lynn Dickey (Al Del Greco kick)
26 1984-11-11 @ ATL W, 17-13 2 1 rush Gerald Riggs 1 yard rush (Mick Luckhurst kick)
27 1984-11-19 PIT W, 27-24 2 76 punt Louis Lipps 76 yard punt return (Gary Anderson kick)
28 1984-11-19 PIT W, 27-24 2 14 pass John Stallworth 14 yard pass from Mark Malone (Gary Anderson kick)
29 1984-11-19 PIT W, 27-24 4 25 pass Louis Lipps 25 yard pass from Scott Campbell (Gary Anderson kick)
30 1984-11-25 SFO L, 3-35 2 1 rush Roger Craig 1 yard rush (Ray Wersching kick)
31 1984-11-25 SFO L, 3-35 3 19 pass Earl Cooper 19 yard pass from Joe Montana (Ray Wersching kick)
32 1984-11-25 SFO L, 3-35 3 28 pass Freddie Solomon 28 yard pass from Joe Montana (Ray Wersching kick)
33 1984-11-25 SFO L, 3-35 4 53 interception Todd Shell 53 yard interception return (Ray Wersching kick)
34 1984-11-25 SFO L, 3-35 4 1 rush Bill Ring 1 yard rush (Ray Wersching kick)
35 1984-12-02 @ RAM L, 21-34 1 51 interception LeRoy Irvin 51 yard interception return (Mike Lansford kick)
36 1984-12-02 @ RAM L, 21-34 1 7 rush Eric Dickerson 7 yard rush (Mike Lansford kick)
37 1984-12-02 @ RAM L, 21-34 2 16 pass Henry Ellard 16 yard pass from Jeff Kemp (Mike Lansford kick)
38 1984-12-02 @ RAM L, 21-34 4 34 pass Henry Ellard 34 yard pass from Jeff Kemp (Mike Lansford kick)
39 1984-12-09 CIN L, 21-24 3 27 pass James Brooks 27 yard pass from Ken Anderson (Jim Breech kick)
40 1984-12-09 CIN L, 21-24 3 15 pass Stanford Jennings 15 yard pass from Ken Anderson (Jim Breech kick)
41 1984-12-09 CIN L, 21-24 4 1 rush Stanford Jennings 1 yard rush (Jim Breech kick)