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1992 New Orleans Saints

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12-4-0, Finished 2nd in NFC West Division  · 1992 NFL Season Summary
 SRS: Total 7.8, Offense: 0.7, Defense: 7.1, SoS: -0.2, avg is 0.0.

Scored 330 points (20.6/g), 10th of 28 in the NFL. Allowed 202 points (12.6/g), 1st.
 Differential of 128 points (8.0/g), 3rd.  Expected W-L: 12.2-3.8.

Coach: Jim Mora (12-4-0)
 Offensive Coordinator: Carl Smith
 Defensive Coordinator: Steve Sidwell
 Other Notable Asst.: Jim Mora (Secondary)

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 330 4806 895 5.4 29 13 20 267 251 426 3178 19 16 7.2 155 454 1628 10 3.6 92
Team Defense 202 4075 949 4.3 38 20 14 246 287 511 2470 13 18 4.3 146 381 1605 8 4.2 86
Lg Rank Offense 10 14 9 11 18 25 11 11 10 2 10 17 16 24
Lg Rank Defense 1 2 5 2 3 24 1 4 14 1 4 7 6 22

Team Games & Schedule

W# Day Date OT Rec Opp Tm Opp 1stD TotYd PassY RushY TO 1stD TotYd PassY RushY TO
1 Sun September 6 boxscore L 0-1 @ Philadelphia Eagles 13 15 8 202 147 55 2 21 320 136 184 4
2 Sun September 13 boxscore W 1-1 Chicago Bears 28 6 15 345 251 94 2 19 381 240 141 3
3 Sun September 20 boxscore W 2-1 @ Atlanta Falcons 10 7 13 229 108 121 19 278 181 97 2
4 Sun September 27 boxscore L 2-2 San Francisco 49ers 10 16 19 336 259 77 5 19 333 179 154 2
5 Sun October 4 boxscore W 3-2 @ Detroit Lions 13 7 19 285 152 133 12 187 145 42 1
6 Sun October 11 boxscore W 4-2 Los Angeles Rams 13 10 19 301 166 135 2 13 196 143 53 1
7 Sun October 18 boxscore W 5-2 @ Phoenix Cardinals 30 21 20 399 349 50 1 15 254 194 60 1
8 Bye Week
9 Sun November 1 boxscore W 6-2 Tampa Bay Buccaneers 23 21 18 309 164 145 4 10 154 70 84 1
10 Sun November 8 boxscore W 7-2 @ New England Patriots 31 14 17 316 198 118 2 6 122 38 84 4
11 Sun November 15 boxscore L 7-3 @ San Francisco 49ers 20 21 16 336 293 43 24 367 191 176 1
12 Mon November 23 boxscore W 8-3 Washington Redskins 20 3 12 224 142 82 14 227 169 58 1
13 Sun November 29 boxscore W 9-3 Miami Dolphins 24 13 15 252 125 127 1 17 281 223 58 3
14 Thu December 3 boxscore W 10-3 Atlanta Falcons 22 14 22 388 244 144 2 10 168 92 76 3
15 Sun December 13 boxscore W 11-3 @ Los Angeles Rams 37 14 25 399 238 161 1 18 328 226 102 6
16 Sun December 20 boxscore L 11-4 Buffalo Bills 16 20 12 205 157 48 3 19 307 126 181 2
17 Sat December 26 boxscore W 12-4 @ New York Jets 20 0 17 280 185 95 4 10 172 117 55 3
Playoffs
WildCard Sun January 3 boxscore L 12-5 Philadelphia Eagles 20 36 20 360 284 76 4 19 349 213 136 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 32 QB 16 16 12-4-0 249 422 59.0% 3287 19 4.5 16 3.8 72 7.8 7.0 13.2 205.4 82.9 15 119 7.25 6.47 3.4 2 4
16 Mike Buck 25 2 0 2 4 50.0% 10 0 0.0 0 0.0 10 2.5 2.5 5.0 5.0 56.2 0 0 2.50 2.50 0.0
Team Total 27.7 16 12-4-0 251 426 58.9% 3297 19 4.5 16 3.8 72 7.7 6.9 13.1 206.1 82.6 15 119 7.21 6.44 3.4 2 4
Opp Total 16 287 511 56.2% 2846 13 2.5 18 3.5 5.6 4.49 9.9 177.9 65.9 57 376 4.3 3.4 10.0

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
32 Vaughn Dunbar 24 RB 16 8 154 565 3 25 3.7 35.3 9.6 9 62 6.9 0 13 0.6 3.9 627 3 3
21 Dalton Hilliard 28 rb 16 4 115 445 3 22 3.9 27.8 7.2 48 465 9.7 4 41 3.0 29.1 910 7 6
34 Craig Heyward 26 FB 16 13 104 416 3 23 4.0 26.0 6.5 19 159 8.4 0 21 1.2 9.9 575 3 1
25 Fred McAfee 24 KR 14 1 39 114 1 19 2.9 8.1 2.8 1 16 16.0 0 16 0.1 1.1 130 1 0
3 Bobby Hebert 32 QB 16 16 32 95 0 18 3.0 5.9 2.0 95 0 3
6 Tommy Barnhardt 29 P 16 0 4 -2 0 12 -0.5 -0.1 0.3 -2 0 2
89 Quinn Early 27 WR 16 16 3 -1 0 7 -0.3 -0.1 0.2 30 566 18.9 5 59 1.9 35.4 565 5 0
16 Mike Buck 25 2 0 3 -4 0 -1 -1.3 -2.0 1.5 -4 0 0
84 Eric Martin 31 WR 16 11 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 68 1041 15.3 5 52 4.3 65.1 1041 5 1
83 Torrance Small 22 wr 13 2 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 23 278 12.1 3 33 1.8 21.4 278 3 0
80 Wesley Carroll 25 wr 16 5 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 18 292 16.2 2 72 1.1 18.3 292 2 1
85 Hoby Brenner 33 TE 15 13 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 12 161 13.4 0 23 0.8 10.7 161 0 0
87 Frank Wainright 25 te 13 4 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 9 143 15.9 0 29 0.7 11.0 143 0 0
88 Floyd Turner 26 wr 2 2 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 5 43 8.6 0 18 2.5 21.5 43 0 2
49 Tommie Stowers 26 12 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 4 23 5.8 0 8 0.3 1.9 23 0 0
86 Pat Newman 24 PR 10 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 3 21 7.0 0 8 0.3 2.1 21 0 2
86 Marcus Dowdell 22 4 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 1 6 6.0 0 6 0.3 1.5 6 0 4
86 Louis Lipps 30 2 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 1 1 1.0 0 1 0.5 0.5 1 0 1
Team Total 27.7 16 454 1628 10 25 3.6 101.8 28.4 251 3297 13.1 19 72 15.7 206.1 4925 29 27
Opp Total 16 381 1605 8 4.2 100.3 23.8 287 2470 8.6 13 17.9 154.4 4075 21 37

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
86 Pat Newman 24 PR 10 0 23 158 0 18 6.9 3 62 0 29 20.7 241
25 Fred McAfee 24 KR 14 1 19 393 0 38 20.7 523
86 Marcus Dowdell 22 4 0 12 37 0 34 3.1 43
32 Vaughn Dunbar 24 RB 16 8 10 187 0 27 18.7 814
21 Dalton Hilliard 28 rb 16 4 7 130 0 48 18.6 1040
86 Louis Lipps 30 2 0 5 22 0 16 4.4 23
88 Floyd Turner 26 wr 2 2 3 10 0 5 3.3 53
26 Vince Buck 24 lcb 10 5 2 4 0 3 2.0 4
34 Craig Heyward 26 FB 16 13 1 14 0 14 14.0 589
23 Buford Jordan 30 2 0 1 18 0 18 18.0 18
60 Derek Kennard 30 RG 16 16 1 11 0 11 11.0 11
Team Total 27.7 16 45 231 0 34 5.1 42 815 0 48 19.4 5971
Opp Total 16 31 218 0 7.0 40 923 0 23.1

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
7 Morten Andersen* 32 K 16 0 10 10 10 8 11 8 3 3 34 29 85.3%% 34 33 97.1%%
6 Tommy Barnhardt 29 P 16 0 67 2947 62 0 44.0
Team Total 27.7 16 10 10 10 8 11 8 3 3 34 29 85.3%% 34 33 97.1%% 67 2947 62 0 44.0
Opp Total 16 17 12 70.6%% 24 22 91.7%% 89 3667 41.2

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
51 Sam Mills* 33 LILB 16 16 3.0 1 10 0 10 0 4 0 3 76 1 130 0
28 Gene Atkins 28 FS 16 16 3 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 9 0 84 0
53 Vaughan Johnson* 30 RILB 16 14 1.0 3 0 0 0 0 84 0
93 Wayne Martin 27 LDE 16 16 15.5 3 0 2 0 0 70 0
57 Rickey Jackson* 34 LOLB 16 16 13.5 6 0 3 15 0 66 0
41 Toi Cook 28 LCB 16 15 1.0 6 90 1 48 0 63 0
27 Reggie Jones 23 RCB 15 15 2 71 1 71 0 55 0
56 Pat Swilling*+ 28 ROLB 16 16 10.5 3 0 1 0 0 49 0
39 Brett Maxie 30 SS 10 10 1.0 2 12 0 8 0 0 0 1 0 0 48 0
37 Jimmy Spencer 23 db 16 4 0 0 1 0 0 43 0
73 Frank Warren 33 RDE 16 16 4.0 0 0 1 0 0 33 0
26 Vince Buck 24 lcb 10 5 0.5 2 51 1 34 0 34 0
29 Keith Taylor 28 db 16 4 2 20 0 20 0 23 0
69 Les Miller 27 nt 16 2 1.0 0 0 1 0 0 19 0
90 James Williams 24 16 0 16 0
92 DeMond Winston 24 16 0 11 0
91 Robert Goff 27 16 0 0 0 3 47 2 9 0
97 Renaldo Turnbull 26 14 0 1.5 9 0
99 Joel Smeenge 24 11 0 0.5 0 0 1 0 0 7 0
46 Sean Lumpkin 22 16 0 0 0 1 0 0 6 0
86 Marcus Dowdell 22 4 0 0 4 3 0 0
21 Dalton Hilliard 28 rb 16 4 0 6 1 0 0
94 Jim Wilks 34 NT 12 9 4.0 0 0 1 4 0
3 Bobby Hebert 32 QB 16 16 0 3 1 0 0
43 Tyrone Legette 22 8 0 2 0
32 Vaughn Dunbar 24 RB 16 8 0 3 0 0 0
6 Tommy Barnhardt 29 P 16 0 0 2 0 -16 0
34 Craig Heyward 26 FB 16 13 0 1 1 0 0
23 Buford Jordan 30 2 0 0 1 1 0 0
84 Eric Martin 31 WR 16 11 0 1 1 0 0
86 Pat Newman 24 PR 10 0 0 2 0 0 0
88 Floyd Turner 26 wr 2 2 0 2 0 0 0
85 Hoby Brenner 33 TE 15 13 0 0 1 0 0
80 Wesley Carroll 25 wr 16 5 0 1 0 0 0
71 Richard Cooper 28 LT 16 16 0 0 1 0 0
72 Jim Dombrowski 29 LG 16 16 0 0 1 0 0
60 Derek Kennard 30 RG 16 16 0 0 1 0 0
86 Louis Lipps 30 2 0 0 1 0 0 0
Team Total 27.7 16 57.0 18 254 3 71 0 20 27 32 135 3 861 0
Opp Total 16 15 37 17

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* 32 K 16 0 33 29 120
21 Dalton Hilliard 28 rb 16 4 3 4 7 42
89 Quinn Early 27 WR 16 16 5 5 30
84 Eric Martin 31 WR 16 11 5 5 30
32 Vaughn Dunbar 24 RB 16 8 3 3 18
34 Craig Heyward 26 FB 16 13 3 3 18
83 Torrance Small 22 wr 13 2 3 3 18
80 Wesley Carroll 25 wr 16 5 2 2 12
91 Robert Goff 27 16 0 2 2 12
26 Vince Buck 24 lcb 10 5 1 1 6
41 Toi Cook 28 LCB 16 15 1 1 6
27 Reggie Jones 23 RCB 15 15 1 1 6
25 Fred McAfee 24 KR 14 1 1 1 6
51 Sam Mills* 33 LILB 16 16 1 1 6
Team Total 27.7 16 10 19 3 3 35 33 29 330
Opp Total 16 8 13 1 2 22 12 202

Touchdown Log

Rk Date Opp Result Quarter Dist Type
1 1992-09-06 @ PHI L, 13-15 4 10 pass Wesley Carroll 10 yard pass from Bobby Hebert (Morten Andersen kick)
2 1992-09-13 CHI W, 28-6 3 52 pass Eric Martin 52 yard pass from Bobby Hebert (Morten Andersen kick)
3 1992-09-13 CHI W, 28-6 4 72 pass Wesley Carroll 72 yard pass from Bobby Hebert (Morten Andersen kick)
4 1992-09-13 CHI W, 28-6 4 19 fumble Robert Goff 19 yard fumble return (Morten Andersen kick)
5 1992-09-13 CHI W, 28-6 4 71 interception Reggie Jones 71 yard interception return (Morten Andersen kick)
6 1992-09-20 @ ATL W, 10-7 3 11 pass Quinn Early 11 yard pass from Bobby Hebert (Morten Andersen kick)
7 1992-09-27 SFO L, 10-16 1 11 pass Eric Martin 11 yard pass from Bobby Hebert (Morten Andersen kick)
8 1992-10-04 @ DET W, 13-7 3 1 rush Vaughn Dunbar 1 yard rush (Morten Andersen kick)
9 1992-10-11 RAM W, 13-10 1 5 pass Eric Martin 5 yard pass from Bobby Hebert (Morten Andersen kick)
10 1992-10-18 @ PHO W, 30-21 2 11 pass Eric Martin 11 yard pass from Bobby Hebert (Morten Andersen kick)
11 1992-10-18 @ PHO W, 30-21 3 15 pass Dalton Hilliard 15 yard pass from Bobby Hebert
12 1992-10-18 @ PHO W, 30-21 3 59 pass Quinn Early 59 yard pass from Bobby Hebert (Morten Andersen kick)
13 1992-10-18 @ PHO W, 30-21 4 6 rush Craig Heyward 6 yard rush (Morten Andersen kick)
14 1992-11-01 TAM W, 23-21 1 8 pass Dalton Hilliard 8 yard pass from Bobby Hebert (Morten Andersen kick)
15 1992-11-01 TAM W, 23-21 3 17 rush Dalton Hilliard 17 yard rush (Morten Andersen kick)
16 1992-11-08 @ NWE W, 31-14 1 9 pass Quinn Early 9 yard pass from Bobby Hebert (Morten Andersen kick)
17 1992-11-08 @ NWE W, 31-14 1 39 pass Quinn Early 39 yard pass from Bobby Hebert (Morten Andersen kick)
18 1992-11-08 @ NWE W, 31-14 2 12 pass Dalton Hilliard 12 yard pass from Bobby Hebert (Morten Andersen kick)
19 1992-11-08 @ NWE W, 31-14 3 1 rush Vaughn Dunbar 1 yard rush (Morten Andersen kick)
20 1992-11-15 @ SFO L, 20-21 2 22 pass Torrance Small 22 yard pass from Bobby Hebert (Morten Andersen kick)
21 1992-11-15 @ SFO L, 20-21 3 11 pass Dalton Hilliard 11 yard pass from Bobby Hebert (Morten Andersen kick)
22 1992-11-23 WAS W, 20-3 2 18 rush Dalton Hilliard 18 yard rush (Morten Andersen kick)
23 1992-11-23 WAS W, 20-3 2 5 pass Quinn Early 5 yard pass from Bobby Hebert (Morten Andersen kick)
24 1992-11-29 MIA W, 24-13 1 1 rush Dalton Hilliard 1 yard rush (Morten Andersen kick)
25 1992-11-29 MIA W, 24-13 3 28 fumble Robert Goff 28 yard fumble return (Morten Andersen kick)
26 1992-11-29 MIA W, 24-13 4 34 interception Vince Buck 34 yard interception return (Morten Andersen kick)
27 1992-12-03 ATL W, 22-14 4 48 interception Toi Cook 48 yard interception return (Morten Andersen kick)
28 1992-12-13 @ RAM W, 37-14 1 12 pass Eric Martin 12 yard pass from Bobby Hebert
29 1992-12-13 @ RAM W, 37-14 2 1 rush Fred McAfee 1 yard rush (Morten Andersen kick)
30 1992-12-13 @ RAM W, 37-14 2 16 pass Torrance Small 16 yard pass from Bobby Hebert (Morten Andersen kick)
31 1992-12-13 @ RAM W, 37-14 3 1 rush Vaughn Dunbar 1 yard rush (Morten Andersen kick)
32 1992-12-13 @ RAM W, 37-14 4 9 rush Craig Heyward 9 yard rush (Morten Andersen kick)
33 1992-12-20 BUF L, 16-20 2 20 pass Torrance Small 20 yard pass from Bobby Hebert (Morten Andersen kick)
34 1992-12-26 @ NYJ W, 20-0 1 76 fumble Sam Mills 76 yard fumble return (Morten Andersen kick)
35 1992-12-26 @ NYJ W, 20-0 3 2 rush Craig Heyward 2 yard rush (Morten Andersen kick)

Opponent Touchdown Log

Rk Date Opp Result Quarter Dist Type
1 1992-09-06 @ PHI W, 15-13 1 2 pass Herschel Walker 2 yard pass from Randall Cunningham
2 1992-09-06 @ PHI W, 15-13 4 20 pass Fred Barnett 20 yard pass from Randall Cunningham
3 1992-09-20 @ ATL L, 7-10 2 14 pass Mike Pritchard 14 yard pass from Chris Miller (Norm Johnson kick)
4 1992-09-27 SFO W, 16-10 1 1 rush Tom Rathman 1 yard rush (Mike Cofer kick)
5 1992-10-04 @ DET L, 7-13 2 7 pass Brett Perriman 7 yard pass from Rodney Peete (Jason Hanson kick)
6 1992-10-11 RAM L, 10-13 3 1 rush Cleveland Gary 1 yard rush (Tony Zendejas kick)
7 1992-10-18 @ PHO L, 21-30 1 1 rush Johnny Bailey 1 yard rush (Greg Davis kick)
8 1992-10-18 @ PHO L, 21-30 2 7 pass Ernie Jones 7 yard pass from Chris Chandler (Greg Davis kick)
9 1992-10-18 @ PHO L, 21-30 4 25 pass Anthony Edwards 25 yard pass from Chris Chandler (Greg Davis kick)
10 1992-11-01 TAM L, 21-23 2 56 interception Broderick Thomas 56 yard interception return (Ken Willis kick)
11 1992-11-01 TAM L, 21-23 3 4 pass Willie Drewrey 4 yard pass from Steve DeBerg (Ken Willis kick)
12 1992-11-01 TAM L, 21-23 4 4 rush Reggie Cobb 4 yard rush (Ken Willis kick)
13 1992-11-08 @ NWE L, 14-31 2 8 rush Leonard Russell 8 yard rush (Charlie Baumann kick)
14 1992-11-08 @ NWE L, 14-31 4 49 interception Vincent Brown 49 yard interception return (Charlie Baumann kick)
15 1992-11-15 @ SFO W, 21-20 2 10 rush Steve Young 10 yard rush (Mike Cofer kick)
16 1992-11-15 @ SFO W, 21-20 4 14 pass Brent Jones 14 yard pass from Steve Young (Mike Cofer kick)
17 1992-11-15 @ SFO W, 21-20 4 8 pass Brent Jones 8 yard pass from Steve Young (Mike Cofer kick)
18 1992-11-29 MIA L, 13-24 2 2 pass Mark Duper 2 yard pass from Dan Marino (Pete Stoyanovich kick)
19 1992-12-03 ATL L, 14-22 3 69 fumble Jessie Tuggle 69 yard fumble return (Norm Johnson kick)
20 1992-12-03 ATL L, 14-22 4 13 pass Michael Haynes 13 yard pass from Wade Wilson (Norm Johnson kick)
21 1992-12-13 @ RAM L, 14-37 4 17 pass Flipper Anderson 17 yard pass from Jim Everett (Tony Zendejas kick)
22 1992-12-13 @ RAM L, 14-37 4 32 pass Henry Ellard 32 yard pass from Jim Everett (Tony Zendejas kick)
23 1992-12-20 BUF W, 20-16 3 6 rush Thurman Thomas 6 yard rush (Steve Christie kick)
24 1992-12-20 BUF W, 20-16 4 2 rush Thurman Thomas 2 yard rush (Steve Christie kick)