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1991 New Orleans Saints

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11-5-0, Finished 1st in NFC West Division  · 1991 NFL Season Summary
 SRS: Total 9.0, Offense: 2.8, Defense: 6.3, SoS: 0.9, avg is 0.0.

Scored 341 points (21.3/g), 8th of 28 in the NFL. Allowed 211 points (13.2/g), 1st.
 Differential of 130 points (8.1/g), 5th.  Expected W-L: 12.1-3.9.

Coach: Jim Mora (11-5-0)
 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 341 4968 1008 4.9 30 15 17 267 292 506 3259 20 15 6.2 157 483 1709 15 3.5 93
Team Defense 211 3933 875 4.5 48 19 12 214 259 491 2720 12 29 5.0 139 334 1213 6 3.6 63
Lg Rank Offense 8 15 11 15 17 11 10 7 10 10 8 14 12 22
Lg Rank Defense 1 2 1 4 2 11 2 1 1 3 1 2 4 6

Team Games & Schedule

W# Day Date OT Rec Opp Tm Opp 1stD TotYd PassY RushY TO 1stD TotYd PassY RushY TO
1 Sun September 1 boxscore W 1-0 Seattle Seahawks 27 24 13 244 201 43 3 19 348 302 46 4
2 Sun September 8 boxscore W 2-0 @ Kansas City Chiefs 17 10 15 259 187 72 1 17 272 205 67 2
3 Sun September 15 boxscore W 3-0 Los Angeles Rams 24 7 18 334 181 153 1 6 120 43 77 1
4 Sun September 22 boxscore W 4-0 Minnesota Vikings 26 0 16 343 147 196 2 6 151 108 43 3
5 Sun September 29 boxscore W 5-0 @ Atlanta Falcons 27 6 17 367 197 170 1 8 162 129 33 2
6 Bye Week
7 Sun October 13 boxscore W 6-0 @ Philadelphia Eagles 13 6 10 162 98 64 2 11 204 151 53 6
8 Sun October 20 boxscore W 7-0 Tampa Bay Buccaneers 23 7 17 284 205 79 2 12 219 173 46 3
9 Sun October 27 boxscore L 7-1 Chicago Bears 17 20 13 313 262 51 3 11 178 36 142 2
10 Sun November 3 boxscore W 8-1 @ Los Angeles Rams 24 17 19 359 269 90 1 16 381 326 55 5
11 Sun November 10 boxscore W 9-1 San Francisco 49ers 10 3 10 191 109 82 1 15 216 102 114 3
12 Sun November 17 boxscore L 9-2 @ San Diego Chargers 21 24 17 285 193 92 4 15 305 159 146 2
13 Sun November 24 boxscore L OT 9-3 Atlanta Falcons 20 23 20 419 255 164 3 12 331 240 91 4
14 Sun December 1 boxscore L 9-4 @ San Francisco 49ers 24 38 22 415 317 98 3 22 383 343 40 2
15 Sun December 8 boxscore L 9-5 @ Dallas Cowboys 14 23 22 328 229 99 1 20 301 184 117
16 Mon December 16 boxscore W 10-5 Los Angeles Raiders 27 0 26 475 314 161 1 6 117 46 71 2
17 Sun December 22 boxscore W 11-5 @ Phoenix Cardinals 27 3 12 190 95 95 1 18 245 173 72 7
Playoffs
WildCard Sat December 28 boxscore L 11-6 Atlanta Falcons 20 27 23 330 265 65 3 20 334 255 79 2

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
4 Steve Walsh 25 qb 8 7 3-4-0 141 255 55.3% 1638 11 4.3 6 2.4 41 6.4 6.2 11.6 204.8 79.5 3 26 6.25 6.05 1.2
3 Bobby Hebert 31 QB 9 9 8-1-0 149 248 60.1% 1676 9 3.6 8 3.2 65 6.8 6.0 11.2 186.2 79.0 16 134 5.84 5.16 6.1 1 1
16 Mike Buck 24 2 0 1 2 50.0% 61 0 0.0 1 50.0 61 30.5 8.0 61.0 30.5 56.2 0 0 30.50 8.00 0.0
34 Craig Heyward 25 rb 7 4 1 1 100.0% 44 0 0.0 0 0.0 44 44.0 44.0 44.0 6.3 118.7 0 0 44.00 44.00 0.0
Team Total 27.1 16 11-5-0 292 506 57.7% 3419 20 4.0 15 3.0 65 6.8 6.2 11.7 213.7 79.2 19 160 6.21 5.68 3.6 1 1
Opp Total 16 259 491 52.7% 3057 12 2.4 29 5.9 6.2 4.06 11.8 191.1 55.5 50 337 5.0 3.1 9.2

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
22 Gill Fenerty 28 RB 16 12 139 477 3 54 3.4 29.8 8.7 26 235 9.0 2 50 1.6 14.7 712 5 1
25 Fred McAfee 23 9 0 109 494 2 34 4.5 54.9 12.1 1 8 8.0 0 8 0.1 0.9 502 2 2
21 Dalton Hilliard 27 rb 10 3 79 252 4 65 3.2 25.2 7.9 21 127 6.0 1 14 2.1 12.7 379 5 3
34 Craig Heyward 25 rb 7 4 76 260 4 15 3.4 37.1 10.9 4 34 8.5 1 22 0.6 4.9 294 5 0
23 Buford Jordan 29 fb 14 6 47 150 2 25 3.2 10.7 3.4 15 92 6.1 1 19 1.1 6.6 242 3 2
3 Bobby Hebert 31 QB 9 9 18 56 0 16 3.1 6.2 2.0 56 0 5
4 Steve Walsh 25 qb 8 7 8 0 0 3 0.0 0.0 1.0 0 0 3
89 Quinn Early 26 WR 15 12 3 13 0 6 4.3 0.9 0.2 32 541 16.9 2 52 2.1 36.1 554 2 2
35 Bobby Morse 26 6 0 3 7 0 8 2.3 1.2 0.5 7 0 0
6 Tommy Barnhardt 28 P 16 0 1 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.1 0 0 0
84 Eric Martin 30 WR 16 13 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 66 803 12.2 4 30 4.1 50.2 803 4 2
88 Floyd Turner 25 wr 16 4 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 64 927 14.5 8 65 4.0 57.9 927 8 1
82 John Tice 31 TE 15 7 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 22 230 10.5 0 22 1.5 15.3 230 0 1
80 Wesley Carroll 24 12 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 18 184 10.2 1 31 1.5 15.3 184 1 0
85 Hoby Brenner 32 TE 16 16 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 16 179 11.2 0 21 1.0 11.2 179 0 0
86 Pat Newman 23 7 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 3 33 11.0 0 14 0.4 4.7 33 0 0
83 Greg Scales 25 te 2 1 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 3 23 7.7 0 14 1.5 11.5 23 0 0
87 Frank Wainright 24 te 14 2 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 1 3 3.0 0 3 0.1 0.2 3 0 0
Team Total 27.1 16 483 1709 15 65 3.5 106.8 30.2 292 3419 11.7 20 65 18.3 213.7 5128 35 24
Opp Total 16 334 1213 6 3.6 75.8 20.9 259 2720 10.5 12 16.2 170.0 3933 18 34

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
26 Vince Buck 23 LCB/PR 13 13 31 260 0 52 8.4 260
28 Gene Atkins 27 FS/KR 16 16 20 368 0 27 18.4 368
22 Gill Fenerty 28 RB 16 12 12 55 0 13 4.6 2 28 0 14 14.0 795
36 Stanford Jennings 29 5 0 12 213 0 24 17.8 213
89 Quinn Early 26 WR 15 12 9 168 0 34 18.7 722
35 Bobby Morse 26 6 0 1 2 0 2 2.0 3 60 0 21 20.0 69
23 Buford Jordan 29 fb 14 6 2 18 0 18 9.0 260
29 Vencie Glenn 27 db 16 1 1 10 0 10 10.0 10
25 Fred McAfee 23 9 0 1 14 0 14 14.0 516
Team Total 27.1 16 44 317 0 52 7.2 50 879 0 34 17.6 6324
Opp Total 16 50 470 0 9.4 35 851 2 24.3

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
6 Tommy Barnhardt 28 P 16 0 86 3743 61 1 43.5
7 Morten Andersen 31 K 16 0 6 6 13 11 9 6 4 2 32 25 78.1%% 38 38 100.0%%
Team Total 27.1 16 6 6 13 11 9 6 4 2 32 25 78.1%% 38 38 100.0%% 86 3743 61 1 43.5
Opp Total 16 21 17 81.0%% 23 22 95.7%% 88 3722 42.3

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
51 Sam Mills* 32 LILB 16 16 1.0 2 13 0 8 0 2 0 2 0 0 102 0
28 Gene Atkins 27 FS/KR 16 16 3.0 5 198 0 79 0 4 0 2 0 0 75 0
56 Pat Swilling*+ 27 ROLB 16 16 17.0 1 39 1 39 0 6 0 1 5 0 60 0
57 Rickey Jackson 33 LOLB 16 16 11.5 3 0 4 4 0 59 0
39 Brett Maxie 29 SS 16 16 3 33 1 31 0 0 0 1 0 0 58 0
53 Vaughan Johnson* 29 RILB 13 11 1 19 0 19 0 0 0 1 0 0 50 0
26 Vince Buck 23 LCB/PR 13 13 5 12 0 12 0 0 0 3 0 0 45 0
27 Reggie Jones 22 db 13 1 3 61 0 51 0 41 0
41 Toi Cook 27 RCB 14 14 3 54 0 22 0 36 0
29 Vencie Glenn 27 db 16 1 4 35 0 18 0 1 0 1 0 0 30 0
73 Frank Warren 32 RDE 16 16 7.0 27 0
90 James Williams 23 lb 16 4 1.0 0 0 1 0 0 29 0
93 Wayne Martin 26 LDE 16 16 3.5 1 0 1 0 0 22 0
97 Renaldo Turnbull 25 16 0 1.0 1 0 1 0 0 20 0
91 Robert Goff 26 15 0 2.0 19 0
69 Les Miller 26 16 0 1.0 13 0
24 Milton Mack 28 db 8 3 12 0
37 Bennie Thompson* 28 16 0 1 14 0 14 0 0 0 2 0 0 9 0
3 Bobby Hebert 31 QB 9 9 0 5 2 -19 0
99 Joel Smeenge 23 14 0 0 0 1 0 0 2 0
21 Dalton Hilliard 27 rb 10 3 0 3 1 0 0
4 Steve Walsh 25 qb 8 7 0 3 1 -20 0
23 Buford Jordan 29 fb 14 6 0 2 1 0 0
89 Quinn Early 26 WR 15 12 0 2 0 0 0
84 Eric Martin 30 WR 16 13 0 2 0 0 0
25 Fred McAfee 23 9 0 0 2 0 0 0
94 Jim Wilks 33 NT 16 15 2.0
85 Hoby Brenner 32 TE 16 16 0 0 1 4 0
71 Richard Cooper 27 LT 15 11 0 0 1 0 0
22 Gill Fenerty 28 RB 16 12 0 1 0 0 0
61 Joel Hilgenberg 29 C 16 14 0 1 0 -12 0
36 Stanford Jennings 29 5 0 0 1 0 0 0
45 Stan Petry 25 2 0 1 4 0 4 0
82 John Tice 31 TE 15 7 0 1 0 0 0
88 Floyd Turner 25 wr 16 4 0 1 0 0 0
Team Total 27.1 16 50.0 29 482 2 79 0 18 24 28 -38 0 709 0
Opp Total 16 19 34 15

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 31 K 16 0 38 25 113
88 Floyd Turner 25 wr 16 4 8 8 48
22 Gill Fenerty 28 RB 16 12 3 2 5 30
34 Craig Heyward 25 rb 7 4 4 1 5 30
21 Dalton Hilliard 27 rb 10 3 4 1 5 30
84 Eric Martin 30 WR 16 13 4 4 24
23 Buford Jordan 29 fb 14 6 2 1 3 18
89 Quinn Early 26 WR 15 12 2 2 12
25 Fred McAfee 23 9 0 2 2 12
80 Wesley Carroll 24 12 0 1 1 6
39 Brett Maxie 29 SS 16 16 1 1 6
56 Pat Swilling*+ 27 ROLB 16 16 1 1 6
73 Frank Warren 32 RDE 16 16 1 1 6
Team Total 27.1 16 15 20 2 1 38 38 25 341
Opp Total 16 6 12 2 1 2 22 17 211

Touchdown Log

Rk Date Opp Result Quarter Dist Type
1 1991-09-01 SEA W, 27-24 1 50 pass Gill Fenerty 50 yard pass from Bobby Hebert (Morten Andersen kick)
2 1991-09-01 SEA W, 27-24 2 39 interception Pat Swilling 39 yard interception return (Morten Andersen kick)
3 1991-09-01 SEA W, 27-24 4 10 pass Floyd Turner 10 yard pass from Bobby Hebert (Morten Andersen kick)
4 1991-09-08 @ KAN W, 17-10 1 13 pass Eric Martin 13 yard pass from Bobby Hebert (Morten Andersen kick)
5 1991-09-08 @ KAN W, 17-10 2 45 pass Quinn Early 45 yard pass from Bobby Hebert (Morten Andersen kick)
6 1991-09-15 RAM W, 24-7 1 1 rush Dalton Hilliard 1 yard rush (Morten Andersen kick)
7 1991-09-15 RAM W, 24-7 3 1 rush Craig Heyward 1 yard rush (Morten Andersen kick)
8 1991-09-15 RAM W, 24-7 4 1 rush Craig Heyward 1 yard rush (Morten Andersen kick)
9 1991-09-22 MIN W, 26-0 2 8 rush Craig Heyward 8 yard rush (Morten Andersen kick)
10 1991-09-22 MIN W, 26-0 4 8 rush Craig Heyward 8 yard rush (Morten Andersen kick)
11 1991-09-29 @ ATL W, 27-6 2 47 pass Floyd Turner 47 yard pass from Bobby Hebert (Morten Andersen kick)
12 1991-09-29 @ ATL W, 27-6 3 17 pass Floyd Turner 17 yard pass from Bobby Hebert (Morten Andersen kick)
13 1991-09-29 @ ATL W, 27-6 4 65 rush Dalton Hilliard 65 yard rush (Morten Andersen kick)
14 1991-10-13 @ PHI W, 13-6 3 14 pass Dalton Hilliard 14 yard pass from Steve Walsh (Morten Andersen kick)
15 1991-10-20 TAM W, 23-7 1 1 rush Gill Fenerty 1 yard rush (Morten Andersen kick)
16 1991-10-20 TAM W, 23-7 4 8 pass Eric Martin 8 yard pass from Steve Walsh (Morten Andersen kick)
17 1991-10-27 CHI L, 17-20 1 65 pass Floyd Turner 65 yard pass from Bobby Hebert (Morten Andersen kick)
18 1991-10-27 CHI L, 17-20 3 8 pass Floyd Turner 8 yard pass from Bobby Hebert (Morten Andersen kick)
19 1991-11-03 @ RAM W, 24-17 1 22 pass Craig Heyward 22 yard pass from Steve Walsh (Morten Andersen kick)
20 1991-11-03 @ RAM W, 24-17 2 31 pass Wesley Carroll 31 yard pass from Steve Walsh (Morten Andersen kick)
21 1991-11-03 @ RAM W, 24-17 4 11 rush Buford Jordan 11 yard rush (Morten Andersen kick)
22 1991-11-10 SFO W, 10-3 2 8 pass Eric Martin 8 yard pass from Steve Walsh (Morten Andersen kick)
23 1991-11-17 @ SDG L, 21-24 1 1 pass Buford Jordan 1 yard pass from Steve Walsh (Morten Andersen kick)
24 1991-11-17 @ SDG L, 21-24 2 37 blocked punt Frank Warren 37 yard blocked punt return (Morten Andersen kick)
25 1991-11-17 @ SDG L, 21-24 2 38 pass Quinn Early 38 yard pass from Steve Walsh (Morten Andersen kick)
26 1991-11-24 ATL L, 20-23 2 2 rush Gill Fenerty 2 yard rush (Morten Andersen kick)
27 1991-11-24 ATL L, 20-23 4 1 rush Fred McAfee 1 yard rush (Morten Andersen kick)
28 1991-12-01 @ SFO L, 24-38 2 6 pass Floyd Turner 6 yard pass from Steve Walsh (Morten Andersen kick)
29 1991-12-01 @ SFO L, 24-38 3 12 rush Fred McAfee 12 yard rush (Morten Andersen kick)
30 1991-12-01 @ SFO L, 24-38 3 3 pass Floyd Turner 3 yard pass from Steve Walsh (Morten Andersen kick)
31 1991-12-08 @ DAL L, 14-23 2 8 pass Eric Martin 8 yard pass from Steve Walsh (Morten Andersen kick)
32 1991-12-08 @ DAL L, 14-23 3 4 pass Gill Fenerty 4 yard pass from Steve Walsh (Morten Andersen kick)
33 1991-12-16 RAI W, 27-0 3 1 rush Dalton Hilliard 1 yard rush (Morten Andersen kick)
34 1991-12-16 RAI W, 27-0 4 2 rush Gill Fenerty 2 yard rush (Morten Andersen kick)
35 1991-12-16 RAI W, 27-0 4 31 interception Brett Maxie 31 yard interception return (Morten Andersen kick)
36 1991-12-22 @ PHO W, 27-3 2 2 rush Dalton Hilliard 2 yard rush (Morten Andersen kick)
37 1991-12-22 @ PHO W, 27-3 3 3 rush Buford Jordan 3 yard rush (Morten Andersen kick)
38 1991-12-22 @ PHO W, 27-3 4 19 pass Floyd Turner 19 yard pass from Bobby Hebert (Morten Andersen kick)

Opponent Touchdown Log

Rk Date Opp Result Quarter Dist Type
1 1991-09-01 SEA L, 24-27 2 10 pass Brian Blades 10 yard pass from Dave Krieg (John Kasay kick)
2 1991-09-01 SEA L, 24-27 3 25 pass Brian Blades 25 yard pass from Dave Krieg (John Kasay kick)
3 1991-09-01 SEA L, 24-27 3 40 interception Brian Davis 40 yard interception return (John Kasay kick)
4 1991-09-08 @ KAN L, 10-17 4 7 pass Jonathan Hayes 7 yard pass from Steve DeBerg (Nick Lowery kick)
5 1991-09-15 RAM L, 7-24 3 59 interception Jerry Gray 59 yard interception return (Tony Zendejas kick)
6 1991-09-29 @ ATL L, 6-27 2 23 fumble Ken Tippins 23 yard fumble return
7 1991-10-20 TAM L, 7-23 3 5 pass Robert Wilson 5 yard pass from Chris Chandler (Steve Christie kick)
8 1991-10-27 CHI W, 20-17 3 6 rush Brad Muster 6 yard rush (Kevin Butler kick)
9 1991-10-27 CHI W, 20-17 4 12 pass Tom Waddle 12 yard pass from Jim Harbaugh (Kevin Butler kick)
10 1991-11-03 @ RAM L, 17-24 2 2 rush Robert Delpino 2 yard rush (Tony Zendejas kick)
11 1991-11-03 @ RAM L, 17-24 4 15 pass Flipper Anderson 15 yard pass from Jim Everett (Tony Zendejas kick)
12 1991-11-17 @ SDG W, 24-21 1 3 rush Steve Hendrickson 3 yard rush (John Carney kick)
13 1991-11-17 @ SDG W, 24-21 2 95 kickoff Nate Lewis 95 yard kickoff return (John Carney kick)
14 1991-11-17 @ SDG W, 24-21 4 5 rush Marion Butts 5 yard rush (John Carney kick)
15 1991-11-24 ATL W, 23-20 3 80 pass Michael Haynes 80 yard pass from Chris Miller (Norm Johnson kick)
16 1991-11-24 ATL W, 23-20 4 18 pass Michael Haynes 18 yard pass from Chris Miller (Norm Johnson kick)
17 1991-12-01 @ SFO W, 38-24 2 19 pass John Taylor 19 yard pass from Steve Bono (Mike Cofer kick)
18 1991-12-01 @ SFO W, 38-24 2 98 kickoff Dexter Carter 98 yard kickoff return (Mike Cofer kick)
19 1991-12-01 @ SFO W, 38-24 4 11 pass Dexter Carter 11 yard pass from Steve Bono (Mike Cofer kick)
20 1991-12-01 @ SFO W, 38-24 4 47 pass Jerry Rice 47 yard pass from Steve Bono (Mike Cofer kick)
21 1991-12-01 @ SFO W, 38-24 4 1 rush Tom Rathman 1 yard rush (Mike Cofer kick)
22 1991-12-08 @ DAL W, 23-14 1 1 pass Daryl Johnston 1 yard pass from Steve Beuerlein (Ken Willis kick)
23 1991-12-08 @ DAL W, 23-14 4 4 rush Tommie Agee 4 yard rush (Ken Willis kick)