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1988 New Orleans Saints

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10-6-0, Finished 3rd in NFC West Division  · 1988 NFL Season Summary
 SRS: Total 1.5, Offense: -1.0, Defense: 2.6, SoS: -0.3, avg is 0.0.

Scored 312 points (19.5/g), 18th of 28 in the NFL. Allowed 283 points (17.7/g), 4th.
 Differential of 29 points (1.8/g), 11th.  Expected W-L: 8.9-7.1.

Coach: Jim Mora (10-6-0)
 Offensive Coordinator: Carl Smith
 Defensive Coordinator: Steve Sidwell

Stadium: Louisiana Superdome
 Training Camp: UW La Crosse (La Crosse, Wisconsin)

Team Info

Owner/President Tom Benson
General Manager Jim Finks
Defensive Alignment 3-4

Team Stats and Rankings

Tot Yds & TO Passing Rushing
Player PF Yds Ply Y/P TO FL 1stPy 1stD Cmp Att Yds TD Int NY/A 1stD Att Yds TD Y/A 1stD
Team Offense 312 5131 1034 5.0 32 16 19 306 286 498 3085 21 16 5.9 179 512 2046 9 4.0 108
Team Defense 283 5106 978 5.2 32 15 22 286 277 505 3327 19 17 6.2 167 442 1779 7 4.0 97
Lg Rank Offense 18 16 8 16 16 16 18 10 6 17 10 11 25 15
Lg Rank Defense 4 12 19 12 6 14 18 12 17 18 6 11 2 14

Team Games & Schedule

W# Day Date OT Rec Opp Tm Opp 1stD TotYd PassY RushY TO 1stD TotYd PassY RushY TO
1 Sun September 4 boxscore L 0-1 San Francisco 49ers 33 34 23 344 197 147 3 21 289 165 124 2
2 Sun September 11 boxscore W 1-1 @ Atlanta Falcons 29 21 25 434 222 212 4 19 307 146 161 4
3 Sun September 18 boxscore W 2-1 @ Detroit Lions 22 14 22 401 282 119 2 18 272 232 40 2
4 Sun September 25 boxscore W 3-1 Tampa Bay Buccaneers 13 9 18 268 151 117 1 19 296 204 92 1
5 Mon October 3 boxscore W 4-1 Dallas Cowboys 20 17 17 333 268 65 1 28 457 271 186 3
6 Sun October 9 boxscore W 5-1 @ San Diego Chargers 23 17 24 365 231 134 1 12 206 113 93 2
7 Sun October 16 boxscore W 6-1 @ Seattle Seahawks 20 19 20 318 177 141 3 23 434 341 93 2
8 Sun October 23 boxscore W 7-1 Los Angeles Raiders 20 6 14 317 127 190 16 367 182 185 3
9 Sun October 30 boxscore L 7-2 Los Angeles Rams 10 12 14 242 209 33 2 16 332 236 96
10 Sun November 6 boxscore L 7-3 @ Washington Redskins 24 27 20 322 272 50 21 412 299 113 1
11 Sun November 13 boxscore W 8-3 @ Los Angeles Rams 14 10 19 337 249 88 3 15 256 196 60 2
12 Sun November 20 boxscore W 9-3 Denver Broncos 42 0 28 385 189 196 17 258 206 52 1
13 Sun November 27 boxscore L 9-4 New York Giants 12 13 16 255 100 155 5 8 219 205 14 5
14 Sun December 4 boxscore L 9-5 @ Minnesota Vikings 3 45 13 233 107 126 3 20 426 217 209 1
15 Sun December 11 boxscore L 9-6 @ San Francisco 49ers 17 30 15 252 182 70 2 20 373 221 152 2
16 Sun December 18 boxscore W 10-6 Atlanta Falcons 10 9 18 325 122 203 2 13 202 93 109 1

Passing

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+)
No. Player 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 SkYds NY/A ANY/A Sk% 4QC GWD
3 Bobby Hebert 28 QB 16 16 10-6-0 280 478 58.6% 3156 20 4.2 15 3.1 40 6.6 6.0 11.3 197.3 79.3 24 171 5.95 5.40 4.8 1 2
18 Dave Wilson 29 1 0 5 16 31.3% 73 0 0.0 1 6.3 25 4.6 1.8 14.6 73.0 21.1 0 0 4.56 1.75 0.0
21 Dalton Hilliard 24 RB 16 8 1 2 50.0% 27 1 50.0 0 0.0 27 13.5 23.5 27.0 1.7 135.4 0 0 13.50 23.50 0.0
11 John Fourcade 28 1 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
87 Lonzell Hill 23 WR 16 15 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 26.4 16 10-6-0 286 498 57.4% 3256 21 4.2 16 3.2 40 6.5 5.9 11.4 203.5 77.9 24 171 5.91 5.34 4.6 1 2
Opp Total 16 277 505 54.9% 3579 19 3.8 17 3.4 7.1 6.32 12.9 223.7 75.8 31 252 6.2 5.5 5.8

Rushing & Receiving

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+)
Games Rushing Receiving
No. Player 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
21 Dalton Hilliard 24 RB 16 8 204 823 5 36 4.0 51.4 12.8 34 335 9.9 1 26 2.1 20.9 1158 6 3
36 Rueben Mayes 25 rb 16 9 170 628 3 21 3.7 39.3 10.6 11 103 9.4 0 25 0.7 6.4 731 3 1
34 Craig Heyward 22 fb 11 8 74 355 1 73 4.8 32.3 6.7 13 105 8.1 0 18 1.2 9.5 460 1 0
3 Bobby Hebert 28 QB 16 16 37 79 0 16 2.1 4.9 2.3 2 0 0.0 0 2 0.1 0.0 79 0 9
23 Buford Jordan 26 rb 14 4 19 115 0 44 6.1 8.2 1.4 5 70 14.0 0 25 0.4 5.0 185 0 1
80 Brett Perriman 23 16 0 3 17 0 17 5.7 1.1 0.2 16 215 13.4 2 33 1.0 13.4 232 2 1
84 Eric Martin* 27 WR 16 16 2 12 0 9 6.0 0.8 0.1 85 1083 12.7 7 40 5.3 67.7 1095 7 2
87 Lonzell Hill 23 WR 16 15 2 7 0 5 3.5 0.4 0.1 66 703 10.7 7 35 4.1 43.9 710 7 3
10 Brian Hansen 28 P 16 0 1 10 0 10 10.0 0.6 0.1 10 0 0
82 John Tice 28 TE 15 12 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 26 297 11.4 1 40 1.7 19.8 297 1 0
89 Robert Clark 23 16 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 19 245 12.9 2 21 1.2 15.3 245 2 1
85 Hoby Brenner 29 TE 10 8 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 5 67 13.4 0 24 0.5 6.7 67 0 0
83 Greg Scales 22 12 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 2 20 10.0 1 14 0.2 1.7 20 1 0
86 Cliff Benson 27 7 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 1 5 5.0 0 5 0.1 0.7 5 0 0
88 Mark Pattison 27 6 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 1 8 8.0 0 8 0.2 1.3 8 0 0
Team Total 26.4 16 512 2046 9 73 4.0 127.9 32.0 286 3256 11.4 21 40 17.9 203.5 5302 30 29
Opp Total 16 442 1779 7 4.0 111.2 27.6 277 3327 12.0 19 17.3 207.9 5106 26 27

Kick & Punt Returns

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+)
Games Punt Returns Kick Returns
No. Player Age Pos G GS Ret Yds TD Lng Y/R Rt Yds TD Lng Y/Rt APYd
37 Mel Gray 27 KR/PR 14 0 25 305 1 66 12.2 32 670 0 39 20.9 975
28 Gene Atkins 24 ss 16 6 20 424 0 57 21.2 424
87 Lonzell Hill 23 WR 16 15 10 108 0 31 10.8 818
36 Rueben Mayes 25 rb 16 9 7 132 0 33 18.9 863
21 Dalton Hilliard 24 RB 16 8 6 111 0 30 18.5 1269
84 Eric Martin* 27 WR 16 16 3 32 0 18 10.7 1127
44 Dave Waymer 30 LCB 16 9 2 39 0 29 19.5 39
Team Total 26.4 16 35 413 1 66 11.8 70 1408 0 57 20.1 7123
Opp Total 16 39 248 0 6.4 43 823 0 19.1

Kicking & Punting

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+)
Games 0-19 20-29 30-39 40-49 50+ Scoring Punting
No. Player 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 28 P 16 0 72 2913 64 1 40.5
7 Morten Andersen* 28 K 16 0 1 1 12 11 11 8 8 5 4 1 36 26 72.2%% 33 32 97.0%%
Team Total 26.4 16 1 1 12 11 11 8 8 5 4 1 36 26 72.2%% 33 32 97.0%% 72 2913 64 1 40.5
Opp Total 16 34 27 79.4%% 29 28 96.6%% 70 2814 40.2

Defense & Fumbles

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+)
Games Def Interceptions Fumbles Sacks & Tackles
No. Player Age Pos G GS Sk Int Yds TD Lng PD FF Fmb FR Yds TD Tkl Ast Sfty
53 Vaughan Johnson 26 RILB 16 16 2.0 1 34 0 34 0 114 0
51 Sam Mills* 29 LILB 16 16 0 0 4 0 0 105 0
57 Rickey Jackson 30 LOLB 16 16 7.0 1 16 0 16 0 2 0 0 0 0 92 0 1
39 Brett Maxie 26 FS 16 16 78 0
56 Pat Swilling 24 ROLB 15 14 7.0 3 0 1 0 0 51 0
28 Gene Atkins 24 ss 16 6 4 42 0 40 0 1 1 2 0 0 50 0
97 Jumpy Geathers 28 lde 16 6 3.5 0 0 3 0 0 33 0
73 Frank Warren 29 LDE 16 12 1.0 0 0 1 0 0 23 0
24 Milton Mack 25 db 14 1 1.0 1 19 0 19 0 19 0
41 Toi Cook 24 16 0 1 0 0 0 0 12 0
3 Bobby Hebert 28 QB 16 16 0 9 1 0 0
37 Mel Gray 27 KR/PR 14 0 0 5 2 0 0
29 Reggie Sutton 23 lcb 15 7 3 32 0 34 0 0 1 1 0 0
44 Dave Waymer 30 LCB 16 9 3 91 0 44 0 0 1 1 0 0
94 Jim Wilks 30 RDE 16 16 3.5 0 0 1 0 0
27 Antonio Gibson 26 SS 10 10 2.0 0 0 1 7 0
87 Lonzell Hill 23 WR 16 15 0 3 0 0 0
21 Dalton Hilliard 24 RB 16 8 0 3 0 0 0
22 Van Jakes 27 RCB 16 15 3 61 0 39 0
40 Michael Adams 24 5 0 0 0 2 0 0
89 Robert Clark 23 16 0 0 1 1 0 0
23 Buford Jordan 26 rb 14 4 0 1 1 7 1
55 Joe Kohlbrand 25 lb 16 2 2.0
84 Eric Martin* 27 WR 16 16 0 2 0 0 0
72 Jim Dombrowski 25 LT 16 16 0 0 1 0 0
99 Tony Elliott 29 NT 14 12 1.0
74 Ted Gregory 23 3 0 1.0
92 James Haynes 28 4 0 0 0 1 0 0
34 Craig Heyward 22 fb 11 8 0 0 1 0 0
36 Rueben Mayes 25 rb 16 9 0 1 0 0 0
80 Brett Perriman 23 16 0 0 1 0 0 0
Team Total 26.4 16 31.0 17 295 0 44 0 6 29 25 14 1 577 0 1
Opp Total 16 24 27 12

Scoring Summary

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+)
No. Player Age Pos G GS RshTD RecTD PR TD KR TD FblTD IntTD OthTD AllTD 2PM XPM FGM Sfty Pts Pts/G
7 Morten Andersen* 28 K 16 0 32 26 110
87 Lonzell Hill 23 WR 16 15 7 7 42
84 Eric Martin* 27 WR 16 16 7 7 42
21 Dalton Hilliard 24 RB 16 8 5 1 6 36
36 Rueben Mayes 25 rb 16 9 3 3 18
89 Robert Clark 23 16 0 2 2 12
80 Brett Perriman 23 16 0 2 2 12
37 Mel Gray 27 KR/PR 14 0 1 1 6
34 Craig Heyward 22 fb 11 8 1 1 6
23 Buford Jordan 26 rb 14 4 1 1 6
83 Greg Scales 22 12 0 1 1 6
82 John Tice 28 TE 15 12 1 1 6
44 Dave Waymer 30 LCB 16 9 1 1 6
57 Rickey Jackson 30 LOLB 16 16 1 2
Team Total 26.4 16 9 21 1 1 1 33 32 26 2 310
Opp Total 16 7 19 1 2 28 27 283

Touchdown Log

Rk Date Opp Result Quarter Dist Type
1 1988-09-04 SFO L, 33-34 1 2 pass Eric Martin 2 yard pass from Bobby Hebert (Morten Andersen kick)
2 1988-09-04 SFO L, 33-34 2 21 pass Robert Clark 21 yard pass from Bobby Hebert (Morten Andersen kick)
3 1988-09-04 SFO L, 33-34 4 18 pass Lonzell Hill 18 yard pass from Bobby Hebert (Morten Andersen kick)
4 1988-09-04 SFO L, 33-34 4 15 pass Brett Perriman 15 yard pass from Bobby Hebert (Morten Andersen kick)
5 1988-09-11 @ ATL W, 29-21 2 14 pass Eric Martin 14 yard pass from Bobby Hebert
6 1988-09-11 @ ATL W, 29-21 3 17 rush Rueben Mayes 17 yard rush (Morten Andersen kick)
7 1988-09-11 @ ATL W, 29-21 4 4 rush Dalton Hilliard 4 yard rush (Morten Andersen kick)
8 1988-09-18 @ DET W, 22-14 2 29 pass Lonzell Hill 29 yard pass from Bobby Hebert (Morten Andersen kick)
9 1988-09-18 @ DET W, 22-14 3 4 rush Dalton Hilliard 4 yard rush (Morten Andersen kick)
10 1988-09-25 TAM W, 13-9 1 5 pass Lonzell Hill 5 yard pass from Bobby Hebert (Morten Andersen kick)
11 1988-10-03 DAL W, 20-17 1 7 pass Lonzell Hill 7 yard pass from Bobby Hebert (Morten Andersen kick)
12 1988-10-03 DAL W, 20-17 2 17 pass Brett Perriman 17 yard pass from Bobby Hebert (Morten Andersen kick)
13 1988-10-09 @ SDG W, 23-17 2 19 pass Lonzell Hill 19 yard pass from Bobby Hebert (Morten Andersen kick)
14 1988-10-09 @ SDG W, 23-17 3 10 pass Eric Martin 10 yard pass from Bobby Hebert (Morten Andersen kick)
15 1988-10-16 @ SEA W, 20-19 2 19 pass Eric Martin 19 yard pass from Bobby Hebert (Morten Andersen kick)
16 1988-10-16 @ SEA W, 20-19 3 58 blocked field goal Dave Waymer 58 yard blocked field goal return (Morten Andersen kick)
17 1988-10-23 RAI W, 20-6 3 73 rush Craig Heyward 73 yard rush (Morten Andersen kick)
18 1988-10-23 RAI W, 20-6 3 7 rush Dalton Hilliard 7 yard rush (Morten Andersen kick)
19 1988-10-30 RAM L, 10-12 3 5 pass Lonzell Hill 5 yard pass from Bobby Hebert (Morten Andersen kick)
20 1988-11-06 @ WAS L, 24-27 1 2 pass Eric Martin 2 yard pass from Bobby Hebert (Morten Andersen kick)
21 1988-11-06 @ WAS L, 24-27 2 18 pass Robert Clark 18 yard pass from Bobby Hebert (Morten Andersen kick)
22 1988-11-06 @ WAS L, 24-27 3 7 fumble Buford Jordan 7 yard fumble return (Morten Andersen kick)
23 1988-11-13 @ RAM W, 14-10 2 4 rush Dalton Hilliard 4 yard rush (Morten Andersen kick)
24 1988-11-13 @ RAM W, 14-10 3 3 rush Rueben Mayes 3 yard rush (Morten Andersen kick)
25 1988-11-20 DEN W, 42-0 1 2 rush Rueben Mayes 2 yard rush (Morten Andersen kick)
26 1988-11-20 DEN W, 42-0 1 2 rush Dalton Hilliard 2 yard rush (Morten Andersen kick)
27 1988-11-20 DEN W, 42-0 2 40 pass Eric Martin 40 yard pass from Bobby Hebert (Morten Andersen kick)
28 1988-11-20 DEN W, 42-0 3 66 punt Mel Gray 66 yard punt return (Morten Andersen kick)
29 1988-11-20 DEN W, 42-0 3 8 pass John Tice 8 yard pass from Bobby Hebert (Morten Andersen kick)
30 1988-11-20 DEN W, 42-0 4 6 pass Eric Martin 6 yard pass from Bobby Hebert (Morten Andersen kick)
31 1988-12-11 @ SFO L, 17-30 2 27 pass Lonzell Hill 27 yard pass from Dalton Hilliard (Morten Andersen kick)
32 1988-12-11 @ SFO L, 17-30 3 6 pass Greg Scales 6 yard pass from Bobby Hebert (Morten Andersen kick)
33 1988-12-18 ATL W, 10-9 1 13 pass Dalton Hilliard 13 yard pass from Bobby Hebert (Morten Andersen kick)

Opponent Touchdown Log

Rk Date Opp Result Quarter Dist Type
1 1988-09-04 SFO W, 34-33 1 1 rush Roger Craig 1 yard rush (Mike Cofer kick)
2 1988-09-04 SFO W, 34-33 3 9 pass John Frank 9 yard pass from Joe Montana (Mike Cofer kick)
3 1988-09-04 SFO W, 34-33 3 71 pass Mike Wilson 71 yard pass from Joe Montana (Mike Cofer kick)
4 1988-09-04 SFO W, 34-33 3 17 pass John Frank 17 yard pass from Joe Montana (Mike Cofer kick)
5 1988-09-11 @ ATL L, 21-29 1 12 pass Ken Whisenhunt 12 yard pass from Chris Miller (Greg Davis kick)
6 1988-09-11 @ ATL L, 21-29 2 34 pass Alex Higdon 34 yard pass from Chris Miller (Greg Davis kick)
7 1988-09-11 @ ATL L, 21-29 3 1 rush John Settle 1 yard rush (Greg Davis kick)
8 1988-09-18 @ DET L, 14-22 1 9 pass Carl Bland 9 yard pass from Chuck Long (Eddie Murray kick)
9 1988-09-18 @ DET L, 14-22 2 10 pass Carl Bland 10 yard pass from Chuck Long (Eddie Murray kick)
10 1988-10-03 DAL L, 17-20 2 13 pass Kelvin Martin 13 yard pass from Steve Pelluer (Roger Ruzek kick)
11 1988-10-03 DAL L, 17-20 3 14 pass Kelvin Martin 14 yard pass from Steve Pelluer (Roger Ruzek kick)
12 1988-10-09 @ SDG L, 17-23 1 47 pass Anthony Miller 47 yard pass from Babe Laufenberg (Vince Abbott kick)
13 1988-10-09 @ SDG L, 17-23 1 0 fumble Roy Bennett 0 yard fumble return (Vince Abbott kick)
14 1988-10-16 @ SEA L, 19-20 4 3 pass Brian Blades 3 yard pass from Kelly Stouffer (Norm Johnson kick)
15 1988-10-23 RAI L, 6-20 2 85 pass Mervyn Fernandez 85 yard pass from Jay Schroeder
16 1988-11-06 @ WAS W, 27-24 2 1 pass Gary Clark 1 yard pass from Doug Williams (Chip Lohmiller kick)
17 1988-11-06 @ WAS W, 27-24 2 1 rush Doug Williams 1 yard rush (Chip Lohmiller kick)
18 1988-11-06 @ WAS W, 27-24 4 8 pass Ricky Sanders 8 yard pass from Doug Williams (Chip Lohmiller kick)
19 1988-11-13 @ RAM L, 10-14 4 1 rush Greg Bell 1 yard rush (Mike Lansford kick)
20 1988-11-27 NYG W, 13-12 2 85 pass Stephen Baker 85 yard pass from Jeff Hostetler (Paul McFadden kick)
21 1988-12-04 @ MIN W, 45-3 1 1 rush Alfred Anderson 1 yard rush (Chuck Nelson kick)
22 1988-12-04 @ MIN W, 45-3 2 1 pass Carl Hilton 1 yard pass from Wade Wilson (Chuck Nelson kick)
23 1988-12-04 @ MIN W, 45-3 2 15 pass Hassan Jones 15 yard pass from Wade Wilson (Chuck Nelson kick)
24 1988-12-04 @ MIN W, 45-3 2 58 interception Carl Lee 58 yard interception return (Chuck Nelson kick)
25 1988-12-04 @ MIN W, 45-3 3 78 interception Jesse Solomon 78 yard interception return (Chuck Nelson kick)
26 1988-12-04 @ MIN W, 45-3 3 68 pass Hassan Jones 68 yard pass from Wade Wilson (Chuck Nelson kick)
27 1988-12-11 @ SFO W, 30-17 2 1 rush Roger Craig 1 yard rush (Mike Cofer kick)
28 1988-12-11 @ SFO W, 30-17 2 2 rush Joe Montana 2 yard rush (Mike Cofer kick)
29 1988-12-11 @ SFO W, 30-17 2 66 pass John Taylor 66 yard pass from Joe Montana (Mike Cofer kick)