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1989 New Orleans Saints

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9-7-0, Finished 3rd in NFC West Division  · 1989 NFL Season Summary
 SRS: Total 4.6, Offense: 2.3, Defense: 2.2, SoS: -0.7, avg is 0.0.

Scored 386 points (24.1/g), 5th of 28 in the NFL. Allowed 301 points (18.8/g), 11th.
 Differential of 85 points (5.3/g), 6th.  Expected W-L: 10.3-5.7.

Coach: Jim Mora (9-7-0)
 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
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 386 5328 999 5.3 31 12 29 304 284 461 3380 23 19 6.8 167 502 1948 19 3.9 108
Team Defense 301 5186 997 5.2 39 18 16 293 320 577 3860 23 21 6.2 198 373 1326 10 3.6 79
Lg Rank Offense 5 11 7 5 13 23 13 8 12 6 10 11 3 17
Lg Rank Defense 11 12 6 4 10 27 26 19 9 14 2 1 7 2

Team Games & Schedule

Week Day Date OT Rec Opp Tm Opp 1stD TotYd PassY RushY TO 1stD TotYd PassY RushY TO
1 Sun September 10 boxscore W 1-0 Dallas Cowboys 28 0 26 344 145 199 1 10 174 154 20 2
2 Sun September 17 boxscore L 1-1 @ Green Bay Packers 34 35 21 367 282 85 2 29 490 341 149 2
3 Sun September 24 boxscore L 1-2 @ Tampa Bay Buccaneers 10 20 25 325 211 114 2 20 336 218 118 3
4 Sun October 1 boxscore L 1-3 Washington Redskins 14 16 20 381 245 136 4 13 308 216 92 1
5 Sun October 8 boxscore L 1-4 San Francisco 49ers 20 24 18 334 299 35 18 358 282 76 1
6 Sun October 15 boxscore W 2-4 New York Jets 29 14 20 418 266 152 4 15 251 199 52 4
7 Sun October 22 boxscore W 3-4 @ Los Angeles Rams 40 21 16 373 267 106 1 22 313 260 53 3
8 Sun October 29 boxscore W 4-4 Atlanta Falcons 20 13 17 392 261 131 2 11 148 91 57 3
9 Mon November 6 boxscore L 4-5 @ San Francisco 49ers 13 31 16 243 160 83 2 21 397 302 95
10 Sun November 12 boxscore W 5-5 @ New England Patriots 28 24 14 211 82 129 1 28 354 272 82 4
11 Sun November 19 boxscore W 6-5 @ Atlanta Falcons 26 17 21 354 148 206 4 15 267 190 77 1
12 Sun November 26 boxscore L OT 6-6 Los Angeles Rams 17 20 14 301 163 138 2 23 472 415 57 3
13 Sun December 3 boxscore L 6-7 @ Detroit Lions 14 21 11 169 99 70 2 17 401 316 85 2
14 Sun December 10 boxscore W 7-7 @ Buffalo Bills 22 19 21 436 286 150 2 16 279 204 75 4
15 Mon December 18 boxscore W 8-7 Philadelphia Eagles 30 20 21 291 205 86 1 22 408 281 127 4
16 Sun December 24 boxscore W 9-7 Indianapolis Colts 41 6 23 389 261 128 1 13 230 119 111 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
3 Bobby Hebert 29 QB 14 13 6-7-0 222 353 62.9 2686 15 4.2 15 4.2 54 7.6 6.5 12.1 191.9 82.7 22 171 6.71 5.71 5.9 1 2
11 John Fourcade 29 qb 13 3 3-0-0 61 107 57.0 930 7 6.5 4 3.7 54 8.7 8.3 15.2 71.5 92.0 13 96 6.95 6.62 10.8 1 2
21 Dalton Hilliard* 25 RB 16 16 1 1 100.0 35 1 100.0 0 0.0 35 35.0 55.0 35.0 2.2 158.3 0 0 35.00 55.00 0.0
87 Lonzell Hill 24 WR 16 12 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 1 4 -4.00 -4.00 100.0
Team Total 26.2 16 9-7-0 284 461 61.6 3651 23 5.0 19 4.1 54 7.9 7.1 12.9 228.2 85.9 36 271 6.80 6.01 7.2 2 4
Opp Total 16 320 577 55.5 4222 23 4.0 21 3.6 7.3 6.48 13.2 263.9 76.9 47 362 6.2 5.4 7.5

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
21 Dalton Hilliard* 25 RB 16 16 344 1262 13 40 3.7 78.9 21.5 52 514 9.9 5 54 3.3 32.1 1776 18 7
34 Craig Heyward 23 fb 16 6 49 183 1 15 3.7 11.4 3.1 13 69 5.3 0 12 0.8 4.3 252 1 2
23 Buford Jordan 27 FB 11 7 38 179 3 32 4.7 16.3 3.5 4 53 13.3 0 17 0.4 4.8 232 3 0
32 Paul Frazier 22 15 0 25 112 1 21 4.5 7.5 1.7 3 25 8.3 0 22 0.2 1.7 137 1 1
3 Bobby Hebert 29 QB 14 13 25 87 0 11 3.5 6.2 1.8 87 0 2
11 John Fourcade 29 qb 13 3 14 91 1 14 6.5 7.0 1.1 91 1 2
88 Floyd Turner 23 wr 13 1 2 8 0 6 4.0 0.6 0.2 22 279 12.7 1 54 1.7 21.5 287 1 1
35 Bobby Morse 24 11 0 2 43 0 39 21.5 3.9 0.2 43 0 0
87 Lonzell Hill 24 WR 16 12 1 -7 0 -7 -7.0 -0.4 0.1 48 636 13.3 4 46 3.0 39.8 629 4 1
80 Brett Perriman 24 wr 14 1 1 -10 0 -10 -10.0 -0.7 0.1 20 356 17.8 0 47 1.4 25.4 346 0 0
9 George Winslow 26 p 5 0 1 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.2 0 0 1
84 Eric Martin 28 WR 16 15 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 68 1090 16.0 8 53 4.3 68.1 1090 8 1
85 Hoby Brenner 30 TE 16 16 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 34 398 11.7 4 30 2.1 24.9 398 4 1
82 John Tice 29 te 15 2 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 9 98 10.9 1 23 0.6 6.5 98 1 0
83 Greg Scales 23 te 14 4 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 8 89 11.1 0 26 0.6 6.4 89 0 0
89 Derrick Shepard 25 4 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 2 36 18.0 0 23 0.5 9.0 36 0 1
41 Toi Cook 25 RCB 16 13 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 1 8 8.0 0 8 0.1 0.5 8 0 1
Team Total 26.2 16 502 1948 19 40 3.9 121.8 31.4 284 3651 12.9 23 54 17.8 228.2 5599 42 28
Opp Total 16 373 1326 10 3.6 82.9 23.3 320 3860 12.1 23 20.0 241.3 5186 33 35

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 Rod Harris 23 KR/PR 11 0 27 196 0 20 7.3 19 378 0 39 19.9 574
35 Bobby Morse 24 11 0 10 29 0 16 2.9 10 278 1 99 27.8 350
89 Derrick Shepard 25 4 0 7 91 1 56 13.0 8 135 0 24 16.9 262
28 Gene Atkins 25 SS 14 12 12 245 0 32 20.4 245
32 Paul Frazier 22 15 0 8 157 0 29 19.6 294
87 Lonzell Hill 24 WR 16 12 7 41 0 13 5.9 1 13 0 13 13.0 683
29 Undra Johnson 23 5 0 2 34 0 19 17.0 34
21 Dalton Hilliard* 25 RB 16 16 1 20 0 20 20.0 1796
80 Brett Perriman 24 wr 14 1 1 10 0 10 10.0 356
43 Kim Phillips 23 5 0 1 24 0 24 24.0 24
83 Greg Scales 23 te 14 4 1 0 0 0 0.0 89
88 Floyd Turner 23 wr 13 1 1 7 0 7 7.0 294
40 Robert Massey 22 LCB 16 16 0 54 0 54 54
Team Total 26.2 16 53 428 1 56 8.1 63 1284 1 99 20.4 7311
Opp Total 16 35 244 0 7.0 55 983 0 17.9

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
7 Morten Andersen 29 K 16 0 8 7 11 10 6 3 4 29 20 69.0% 45 44 97.8%
6 Tommy Barnhardt 26 P 11 0 55 2179 56 0 39.6
9 George Winslow 26 p 5 0 16 595 50 0 37.2
Team Total 26.2 16 8 7 11 10 6 3 4 29 20 69.0% 45 44 97.8% 71 2774 56 0 39.1
Opp Total 16 24 19 79.2% 35 34 97.1% 75 2955 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
51 Sam Mills 30 LILB 16 15 3.0 2 0 1 0 0 95 0
40 Robert Massey 22 LCB 16 16 5 26 0 22 0 87 0
53 Vaughan Johnson* 27 RILB 16 16 1.0 2 0 1 -1 0 83 0
28 Gene Atkins 25 SS 14 12 1 -2 0 -2 0 0 1 2 0 0 76 0
56 Pat Swilling* 25 ROLB 16 15 16.5 1 14 0 14 0 5 0 1 0 0 56 0
41 Toi Cook 25 RCB 16 13 1.0 3 81 1 63 0 0 1 0 0 0 56 0
73 Frank Warren 30 LDE 16 16 9.5 0 0 1 0 0 50 0 1
57 Rickey Jackson 31 LOLB 14 14 7.5 3 0 0 0 0 47 0
39 Brett Maxie 27 db 16 2 3 41 1 26 0 0 0 1 0 0 41 0
24 Milton Mack 26 db 16 5 1.0 2 0 0 0 0 36 0
97 Jumpy Geathers 29 RDE 15 15 1.0 0 0 5 0 0 23 0
93 Wayne Martin 24 16 0 2.5 0 0 2 0 0 18 0
21 Dalton Hilliard* 25 RB 16 16 0 7 2 0 0
44 Dave Waymer 31 FS 16 16 6 66 0 42 0 0 0 1 0 0
37 Bennie Thompson 26 2 0 3 0
86 Rod Harris 23 KR/PR 11 0 0 4 1 0 0
11 John Fourcade 29 qb 13 3 0 2 2 0 0
88 Floyd Turner 23 wr 13 1 0 1 3 0 0
94 Jim Wilks 31 NT 16 15 4.0
27 Antonio Gibson 27 db 16 3 0 1 2 0 0
34 Craig Heyward 23 fb 16 6 0 2 1 0 0
3 Bobby Hebert 29 QB 14 13 0 2 0 0 0
61 Joel Hilgenberg 27 C 16 13 0 1 1 -37 0
84 Eric Martin 28 WR 16 15 0 1 1 0 0
85 Hoby Brenner 30 TE 16 16 0 1 0 0 0
67 Stan Brock 31 RT 16 16 0 0 1 0 0
72 Jim Dombrowski 26 lg/LT 16 16 0 0 1 0 0
52 Brian Forde 26 lb 16 1 0 0 1 0 0 1
32 Paul Frazier 22 15 0 0 1 0 0 0
87 Lonzell Hill 24 WR 16 12 0 1 0 0 0
35 Bobby Morse 24 11 0 0 0 1 0 0
89 Derrick Shepard 25 4 0 0 1 0 0 0
82 John Tice 29 te 15 2 0 0 1 0 0
9 George Winslow 26 p 5 0 0 1 0 0 0
Team Total 26.2 16 47.0 21 226 2 63 0 12 28 33 -38 0 671 0 2
Opp Total 16 36 35 17

Scoring Summary

No. Age Pos G GS RshTD RecTD PR TD KR TD FblTD IntTD OthTD AllTD 2PM XPM FGM Sfty Pts Pts/G
21 Dalton Hilliard* 25 RB 16 16 13 5 18 108
7 Morten Andersen 29 K 16 0 44 20 104
84 Eric Martin 28 WR 16 15 8 8 48
85 Hoby Brenner 30 TE 16 16 4 4 24
87 Lonzell Hill 24 WR 16 12 4 4 24
23 Buford Jordan 27 FB 11 7 3 3 18
41 Toi Cook 25 RCB 16 13 1 1 6
11 John Fourcade 29 qb 13 3 1 1 6
32 Paul Frazier 22 15 0 1 1 6
34 Craig Heyward 23 fb 16 6 1 1 6
39 Brett Maxie 27 db 16 2 1 1 6
35 Bobby Morse 24 11 0 1 1 6
89 Derrick Shepard 25 4 0 1 1 6
82 John Tice 29 te 15 2 1 1 6
88 Floyd Turner 23 wr 13 1 1 1 6
52 Brian Forde 26 lb 16 1 1 2
73 Frank Warren 30 LDE 16 16 1 2
Team Total 26.2 16 19 23 1 1 2 46 44 20 3 384
Opp Total 16 10 23 1 1 34 19 301