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1985 New Orleans Saints

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5-11-0, Finished 3rd in NFC West Division  · 1985 NFL Season Summary
 SRS: Total -6.8, Offense: -3.0, Defense: -3.9, SoS: -0.1, avg is 0.0.

Scored 294 points (18.4/g), 21st of 28 in the NFL. Allowed 401 points (25.1/g), 22nd.
 Differential of -107 points (-6.7/g), 23rd.  Expected W-L: 5.2-10.8.

Coach: Wade Phillips (1-3-0) and Bum Phillips (4-8-0)
 Offensive Coordinator: King Hill and John Levra
 Defensive Coordinator: Wade Phillips

Stadium: Louisiana Superdome
 Training Camp: Louisiana Tech (Ruston, Louisiana)

Team Info

Owner/President Tom Benson
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 294 4479 997 4.5 36 13 19 250 260 508 2796 20 23 4.9 148 431 1683 4 3.9 83
Team Defense 401 5815 1083 5.4 37 16 22 335 306 529 3653 26 21 6.4 188 508 2162 19 4.3 125
Lg Rank Offense 21 27 11 6 28 17 24 15 16 27 22 19 28 17
Lg Rank Defense 22 24 14 15 22 20 23 23 15 21 18 19 19 20

Team Games & Schedule

Week Day Date OT Rec Opp Tm Opp 1stD TotYd PassY RushY TO 1stD TotYd PassY RushY TO
1 Sun September 8 boxscore L 0-1 Kansas City Chiefs 27 47 19 304 168 136 4 22 504 395 109 3
2 Sun September 15 boxscore L 0-2 @ Denver Broncos 23 34 17 342 235 107 1 22 432 327 105 2
3 Sun September 22 boxscore W 1-2 Tampa Bay Buccaneers 20 13 18 338 226 112 2 20 334 220 114 3
4 Sun September 29 boxscore W 2-2 @ San Francisco 49ers 20 17 19 354 179 175 3 15 231 81 150 3
5 Sun October 6 boxscore W 3-2 Philadelphia Eagles 23 21 12 217 146 71 2 24 363 256 107 5
6 Sun October 13 boxscore L 3-3 @ Los Angeles Raiders 13 23 15 277 163 114 4 16 278 165 113 1
7 Sun October 20 boxscore L 3-4 @ Atlanta Falcons 24 31 18 365 287 78 5 23 377 248 129 4
8 Sun October 27 boxscore L 3-5 New York Giants 13 21 12 232 101 131 4 27 388 154 234 2
9 Sun November 3 boxscore L 3-6 @ Los Angeles Rams 10 28 13 187 122 65 3 20 366 236 130 3
10 Sun November 10 boxscore L 3-7 Seattle Seahawks 3 27 12 183 96 87 1 17 346 256 90 1
11 Sun November 17 boxscore L 3-8 @ Green Bay Packers 14 38 12 207 132 75 26 433 296 137 2
12 Sun November 24 boxscore W 4-8 @ Minnesota Vikings 30 23 19 371 137 234 3 17 284 225 59 3
13 Sun December 1 boxscore W 5-8 Los Angeles Rams 29 3 14 280 196 84 13 164 59 105 4
14 Sun December 8 boxscore L 5-9 @ St. Louis Cardinals 16 28 21 287 216 71 2 24 383 197 186
15 Sun December 15 boxscore L 5-10 San Francisco 49ers 19 31 14 289 214 75 27 500 349 151 1
16 Sun December 22 boxscore L 5-11 Atlanta Falcons 10 16 15 246 178 68 2 22 432 189 243

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
18 Dave Wilson 26 QB 10 10 3-7-0 145 293 49.5 1843 11 3.8 15 5.1 50 6.3 4.7 12.7 184.3 60.7 39 291 4.67 3.30 11.7 1 1
3 Bobby Hebert 25 qb 6 6 2-4-0 97 181 53.6 1208 5 2.8 4 2.2 76 6.7 6.2 12.5 201.3 74.6 17 150 5.34 4.94 8.6 0 1
14 Richard Todd 32 2 0 16 32 50.0 191 3 9.4 4 12.5 56 6.0 2.2 11.9 95.5 60.3 1 10 5.48 1.85 3.0
10 Brian Hansen 25 P 16 0 1 1 100.0 8 0 0.0 0 0.0 8 8.0 8.0 8.0 0.5 100.0 0 0 8.00 8.00 0.0
19 Guido Merkens 30 16 0 1 1 100.0 7 1 100.0 0 0.0 7 7.0 27.0 7.0 0.4 135.4 1 10 -1.50 8.50 50.0
Team Total 26.5 16 5-11-0 260 508 51.2 3257 20 3.9 23 4.5 76 6.4 5.2 12.5 203.6 65.7 58 461 4.94 3.82 10.2 1 2
Opp Total 16 306 529 57.8 3975 26 4.9 21 4.0 7.5 6.71 13.0 248.4 81.4 46 322 6.4 5.6 8.0

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
30 Wayne Wilson 28 FB 16 10 168 645 1 41 3.8 40.3 10.5 38 228 6.0 2 21 2.4 14.3 873 3 2
35 Earl Campbell 30 RB 16 12 158 643 1 45 4.1 40.2 9.9 6 88 14.7 0 39 0.4 5.5 731 1 4
46 Hokie Gajan 26 fb 6 6 50 251 2 26 5.0 41.8 8.3 8 87 10.9 0 22 1.3 14.5 338 2 3
18 Dave Wilson 26 QB 10 10 18 7 0 17 0.4 0.7 1.8 7 0 6
22 Tyrone Anthony 23 KR 16 0 17 65 0 13 3.8 4.1 1.1 28 185 6.6 0 36 1.8 11.6 250 0 0
3 Bobby Hebert 25 qb 6 6 12 26 0 8 2.2 4.3 2.0 1 7 7.0 1 7 0.2 1.2 33 1 1
84 Eric Martin 24 WR 16 11 2 -1 0 11 -0.5 -0.1 0.1 35 522 14.9 4 50 2.2 32.6 521 4 1
43 Bobby Fowler 25 10 0 2 4 0 3 2.0 0.4 0.2 5 43 8.6 0 11 0.5 4.3 47 0 0
49 Frank Wattelet 27 FS 16 16 2 42 0 23 21.0 2.6 0.1 42 0 0
88 Eugene Goodlow 27 WR 12 11 1 3 0 3 3.0 0.3 0.1 32 603 18.8 3 76 2.7 50.3 606 3 0
19 Guido Merkens 30 16 0 1 -2 0 -2 -2.0 -0.1 0.1 3 61 20.3 1 39 0.2 3.8 59 1 0
85 Hoby Brenner 26 TE 16 16 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 42 652 15.5 3 30 2.6 40.8 652 3 1
82 John Tice 25 te 16 9 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 24 266 11.1 2 39 1.5 16.6 266 2 0
86 Jeff Groth 28 wr 12 2 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 15 238 15.9 2 56 1.3 19.8 238 2 0
87 Larry Hardy 29 16 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 15 208 13.9 2 31 0.9 13.0 208 2 0
80 Lindsay Scott 25 wr 9 3 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 7 61 8.7 0 15 0.8 6.8 61 0 0
92 James Haynes 25 rolb 16 5 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 1 8 8.0 0 8 0.1 0.5 8 0 0
Team Total 26.5 16 431 1683 4 45 3.9 105.2 26.9 260 3257 12.5 20 76 16.3 203.6 4940 24 23
Opp Total 16 508 2162 19 4.3 135.1 31.8 306 3653 11.9 26 19.1 228.3 5815 45 24

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
26 Willie Tullis 27 PR 14 1 17 141 0 17 8.3 23 470 0 62 20.4 611
22 Tyrone Anthony 23 KR 16 0 23 476 0 52 20.7 726
84 Eric Martin 24 WR 16 11 8 53 0 13 6.6 15 384 0 69 25.6 958
83 Carl Roaches 32 3 0 4 21 0 10 5.3 4 76 0 23 19.0 97
43 Bobby Fowler 25 10 0 4 78 0 23 19.5 125
86 Jeff Groth 28 wr 12 2 1 0 0 0 0.0 238
19 Guido Merkens 30 16 0 1 0 0 0 0.0 59
47 David Rackley 24 7 0 1 63 0 63 63.0 63
Team Total 26.5 16 30 215 0 17 7.2 71 1547 0 69 21.8 6702
Opp Total 16 45 397 0 8.8 43 968 1 22.5

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
10 Brian Hansen 25 P 16 0 89 3763 58 0 42.3
7 Morten Andersen* 25 K 16 0 5 4 14 13 12 11 4 3 35 31 88.6% 29 27 93.1%
Team Total 26.5 16 5 4 14 13 12 11 4 3 35 31 88.6% 29 27 93.1% 89 3763 58 0 42.3
Opp Total 16 28 21 75.0% 48 48 100.0% 81 3418 42.2

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* 27 LOLB 16 16 11.0 107 0
24 Terry Hoage 23 SS 16 13 1.0 4 79 1 52 0 0 0 2 0 0 92 0
50 Jack Del Rio 22 RILB 16 9 2 13 0 11 0 3 0 5 22 1 68 0
39 Brett Maxie 23 db 16 1 0 0 1 0 0 37 0
97 Jumpy Geathers 25 16 0 6.5 29 0
73 Frank Warren 26 16 0 5.5 0 0 1 50 1 23 0
75 Bruce Clark 27 LDE 16 16 8.5 0 0 1 4 0
44 Dave Waymer 27 LCB 16 15 6 49 0 28 0 0 1 0 0 0
18 Dave Wilson 26 QB 10 10 0 6 1 -23 0
51 Whitney Paul 32 ROLB 14 8 5.0
25 Johnnie Poe 26 RCB 16 16 3 63 1 40 0 0 1 1 0 0
35 Earl Campbell 30 RB 16 12 0 4 0 0 0
92 James Haynes 25 rolb 16 5 2.0 0 0 2 0 0
58 Glen Redd 27 LILB 16 16 1.0 1 25 0 25 0 0 0 2 0 0
49 Frank Wattelet 27 FS 16 16 1.0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 4 0
99 Tony Elliott 26 NT 16 16 1.0 0 0 2 0 0
46 Hokie Gajan 26 fb 6 6 0 3 0 0 0
26 Willie Tullis 27 PR 14 1 2 22 0 22 0 0 1 0 0 0
30 Wayne Wilson 28 FB 16 10 0 2 1 0 0
94 Jim Wilks 27 RDE 16 16 2.5
3 Bobby Hebert 25 qb 6 6 0 1 1 0 0
52 Jim Kovach 29 lb 2 2 1.0 1 53 0 53 0
85 Hoby Brenner 26 TE 16 16 0 1 0 0 0
67 Stan Brock 27 RT 16 16 0 0 1 0 0
61 Joel Hilgenberg 23 c 15 5 0 0 1 0 0
60 Steve Korte 25 C 12 12 0 1 0 -18 0
64 Dave Lafary 30 LT 11 11 0 0 1 0 0
84 Eric Martin 24 WR 16 11 0 1 0 0 0
53 Scott Pelluer 26 rilb 11 5 0 0 1 0 0
83 Carl Roaches 32 3 0 0 1 0 0 0
82 John Tice 25 te 16 9 0 0 1 0 0
Team Total 26.5 16 46.0 21 312 2 53 0 3 23 26 39 2 356 0
Opp Total 16 58 24 8 1

Scoring Summary

No. Age Pos G GS RshTD RecTD PR TD KR TD FblTD IntTD OthTD AllTD 2PM XPM FGM Sfty Pts Pts/G
7 Morten Andersen* 25 K 16 0 27 31 120
84 Eric Martin 24 WR 16 11 4 4 24
85 Hoby Brenner 26 TE 16 16 3 3 18
88 Eugene Goodlow 27 WR 12 11 3 3 18
30 Wayne Wilson 28 FB 16 10 1 2 3 18
46 Hokie Gajan 26 fb 6 6 2 2 12
86 Jeff Groth 28 wr 12 2 2 2 12
87 Larry Hardy 29 16 0 2 2 12
82 John Tice 25 te 16 9 2 2 12
73 Frank Warren 26 16 0 1 1 2 12
35 Earl Campbell 30 RB 16 12 1 1 6
50 Jack Del Rio 22 RILB 16 9 1 1 6
3 Bobby Hebert 25 qb 6 6 1 1 6
24 Terry Hoage 23 SS 16 13 1 1 6
19 Guido Merkens 30 16 0 1 1 6
25 Johnnie Poe 26 RCB 16 16 1 1 6
Team Total 26.5 16 4 20 2 2 1 29 27 31 294
Opp Total 16 19 26 1 1 1 48 21 1 401