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1993 New Orleans Saints

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8-8-0, NFC West Division  · 1993 NFL Season Summary
 SRS: Total -1.3, Offense: 0.7, Defense: -2.1, SoS: 0.3, avg is 0.0.

Scored 317 points (19.8/g), 11th of 28 in the NFL. Allowed 343 points (21.4/g), 22nd.
 Differential of -26 points (-1.6/g), 20th.  Expected W-L: 7.3-8.7.

Coach: Jim Mora (8-8-0)
 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
Director of Player Personnel/de facto General Manager Bill Kuharich
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 317 4707 935 5.0 34 13 12 264 274 481 2941 18 21 5.6 158 414 1766 10 4.3 94
Team Defense 343 4696 1008 4.7 30 20 12 273 259 444 2606 22 10 5.3 145 513 2090 7 4.1 116
Lg Rank Offense 11 21 18 12 22 22 21 13 22 15 23 14 15 6
Lg Rank Defense 22 7 14 2 8 1 1 21 25 4 25 25 5 20

Team Games & Schedule

Score Offense Defense
Week Day Date OT Rec Opp Tm Opp 1stD TotYd PassY RushY TO 1stD TotYd PassY RushY TO
1 Sun September 5 boxscore W 1-0 Houston Oilers 33 21 21 346 204 142 1 21 405 335 70 5
2 Sun September 12 boxscore W 2-0 @ Atlanta Falcons 34 31 24 557 330 227 1 20 375 297 78 2
3 Sun September 19 boxscore W 3-0 Detroit Lions 14 3 16 258 86 172 1 9 170 86 84 2
4 Sun September 26 boxscore W 4-0 San Francisco 49ers 16 13 17 264 161 103 19 339 163 176 2
5 Sun October 3 boxscore W 5-0 @ Los Angeles Rams 37 6 17 359 205 154 1 17 256 129 127 3
6 Bye Week
7 Sun October 17 boxscore L 5-1 @ Pittsburgh Steelers 14 37 11 264 215 49 5 22 393 192 201 3
8 Sun October 24 boxscore L 5-2 Atlanta Falcons 15 26 16 321 274 47 2 17 279 156 123
9 Sun October 31 boxscore W 6-2 @ Phoenix Cardinals 20 17 18 272 176 96 2 10 143 54 89 2
10 Bye Week
11 Sun November 14 boxscore L 6-3 Green Bay Packers 17 19 19 329 172 157 5 13 194 125 69 1
12 Mon November 22 boxscore L 6-4 @ San Francisco 49ers 7 42 17 261 142 119 4 25 455 236 219 1
13 Sun November 28 boxscore W 7-4 @ Minnesota Vikings 17 14 15 254 100 154 3 16 288 182 106 1
14 Sun December 5 boxscore L 7-5 @ Cleveland Browns 13 17 12 127 48 79 15 314 183 131 4
15 Sun December 12 boxscore L 7-6 Los Angeles Rams 20 23 24 364 267 97 3 16 306 40 266 1
16 Mon December 20 boxscore L 7-7 New York Giants 14 24 15 304 293 11 2 20 277 144 133 1
17 Sun December 26 boxscore L 7-8 @ Philadelphia Eagles 26 37 7 158 75 83 3 20 314 180 134 1
18 Sun January 2 boxscore W 8-8 Cincinnati Bengals 20 13 15 269 193 76 1 13 188 104 84 1

Passing

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+),
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 Wade Wilson 34 QB 14 14 7-7-0 221 388 57.0 2457 12 3.1 15 3.9 42 6.3 5.2 11.1 175.5 70.1 37 225 5.25 4.23 8.7 1 4
16 Mike Buck 26 qb 4 1 0-1-0 32 54 59.3 448 4 7.4 3 5.6 63 8.3 7.3 14.0 112.0 87.6 3 17 7.56 6.60 5.3
4 Steve Walsh 27 qb 2 1 1-0-0 20 38 52.6 271 2 5.3 3 7.9 54 7.1 4.6 13.6 135.5 60.3 0 0 7.13 4.63 0.0 0 1
6 Tommy Barnhardt 30 P 16 0 1 1 100.0 7 0 0.0 0 0.0 7 7.0 7.0 7.0 0.4 95.8 0 0 7.00 7.00 0.0
Team Total 27.5 16 8-8-0 274 481 57.0 3183 18 3.7 21 4.4 63 6.6 5.4 11.6 198.9 71.4 40 242 5.64 4.52 7.7 1 5
Opp Total 16 259 444 58.3 2924 22 5.0 10 2.3 6.6 6.56 11.3 182.8 85.3 51 318 5.3 5.2 10.3

Rushing & Receiving

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+),
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
24 Derek Brown 22 RB 13 12 180 705 2 60 3.9 54.2 13.8 21 170 8.1 1 19 1.6 13.1 875 3 1
22 Brad Muster 28 FB 13 11 64 214 3 18 3.3 16.5 4.9 23 195 8.5 0 31 1.8 15.0 409 3 0
25 Fred McAfee 25 rb 15 4 51 160 1 27 3.1 10.7 3.4 1 3 3.0 0 3 0.1 0.2 163 1 3
21 Dalton Hilliard 29 16 0 50 165 2 16 3.3 10.3 3.1 40 296 7.4 1 34 2.5 18.5 461 3 2
18 Wade Wilson 34 QB 14 14 31 230 0 44 7.4 16.4 2.2 230 0 9
23 Lorenzo Neal 23 fb 2 2 21 175 1 74 8.3 87.5 10.5 175 1 1
36 Derrick Ned 24 fb 14 1 9 71 1 35 7.9 5.1 0.6 9 54 6.0 0 14 0.6 3.9 125 1 1
4 Steve Walsh 27 qb 2 1 4 -4 0 -1 -1.0 -2.0 2.0 -4 0 0
89 Quinn Early 28 WR 16 15 2 32 0 26 16.0 2.0 0.1 45 670 14.9 6 63 2.8 41.9 702 6 1
6 Tommy Barnhardt 30 P 16 0 1 18 0 18 18.0 1.1 0.1 18 0 0
16 Mike Buck 26 qb 4 1 1 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.3 0 0 2
84 Eric Martin 32 WR 16 13 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 66 950 14.4 3 54 4.1 59.4 950 3 0
83 Torrance Small 23 11 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 16 164 10.3 1 17 1.5 14.9 164 1 0
82 Irv Smith 22 te 16 8 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 16 180 11.3 2 23 1.0 11.3 180 2 1
88 Floyd Turner 27 wr 10 2 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 12 163 13.6 1 52 1.2 16.3 163 1 0
85 Hoby Brenner 34 TE 10 9 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 11 171 15.5 1 27 1.1 17.1 171 1 0
86 Pat Newman 25 16 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 8 121 15.1 1 32 0.5 7.6 121 1 0
80 Marcus Dowdell 23 wr 9 1 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 6 46 7.7 1 11 0.7 5.1 46 1 1
Team Total 27.5 16 414 1766 10 74 4.3 110.4 25.9 274 3183 11.6 18 63 17.1 198.9 4949 28 24
Opp Total 16 513 2090 7 4.1 130.6 32.1 259 2606 10.1 22 16.2 162.9 4696 29 30

Kick & Punt Returns

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+),
Punt Returns Kick Returns
No. Age Pos G GS Ret Yds TD Lng Y/R Rt Yds TD Lng Y/Rt APYd
33 Tyrone Hughes* 23 KR/PR 16 0 37 503 2 83 13.6 30 753 1 99 25.1 1256
25 Fred McAfee 25 rb 15 4 28 580 0 55 20.7 743
24 Derek Brown 22 RB 13 12 3 58 0 23 19.3 933
21 Dalton Hilliard 29 16 0 1 17 0 17 17.0 478
86 Pat Newman 25 16 0 1 14 0 14 14.0 135
80 Marcus Dowdell 23 wr 9 1 0 52 0 52 98
Team Total 27.5 16 38 517 2 83 13.6 62 1460 1 99 23.5 6926
Opp Total 16 36 341 1 9.5 40 788 0 19.7

Kicking & Punting

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+),
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
6 Tommy Barnhardt 30 P 16 0 77 3356 58 0 43.6
7 Morten Andersen 33 K 16 0 2 2 7 7 7 7 14 11 5 1 35 28 80.0% 33 33 100.0%
Team Total 27.5 16 2 2 7 7 7 7 14 11 5 1 35 28 80.0% 33 33 100.0% 77 3356 58 0 43.6
Opp Total 16 30 24 80.0% 39 35 89.7% 80 3384 42.3

Defense & Fumbles

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+),
Def Interceptions Fumbles Tackles
No. Age Pos G GS Sk Int Yds TD Lng PD FF Fmb FR Yds TD Tkl Ast Sfty
53 Vaughan Johnson 31 RILB 15 13 5.0 4 0 0 0 0 110 0
90 James Williams 25 LILB 16 9 2.0 1 0 0 0 0 89 0
51 Sam Mills 34 lilb 9 7 2.0 2 0 1 30 1 85 0
57 Rickey Jackson* 35 LOLB 16 16 11.5 4 0 3 3 0 79 0
29 Keith Taylor 29 SS 16 14 2 32 0 30 0 0 0 1 0 0 82 0
28 Gene Atkins 29 FS 16 16 1.0 3 59 0 37 0 0 0 2 4 0 75 0
26 Vince Buck 25 LCB 16 16 3.0 2 28 0 28 0 1 0 2 6 0 73 0
93 Wayne Martin 28 LDE 16 16 5.0 1 0 2 7 0 68 0
97 Renaldo Turnbull*+ 27 ROLB 15 14 13.0 1 2 0 2 0 5 0 2 0 0 63 0
41 Toi Cook 29 RCB 16 16 1.0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 3 0 0 50 0
91 Robert Goff 28 RDE 16 9 2.0 49 0
69 Les Miller 28 NT 13 11 2.5 41 0
63 Karl Dunbar 26 de 13 1 24 0
37 Jimmy Spencer 24 db 16 3 0 0 3 53 0 20 0
27 Reggie Jones 24 db 12 2 1.0 1 12 0 12 0 16 0
99 Joel Smeenge 25 de 16 2 1.0 15 0
73 Frank Warren 34 rde 8 7 1.0 0 0 1 47 1 14 0
38 Othello Henderson 21 db 5 1 12 0
43 Tyrone Legette 23 db 14 1 9 0
39 Brett Maxie 31 db 1 1 7 0
18 Wade Wilson 34 QB 14 14 0 9 4 -3 0
46 Sean Lumpkin 23 12 0 1 0 0 0 0 3 0
92 DeMond Winston 25 16 0 3 0
21 Dalton Hilliard 29 16 0 0 2 3 0 0
25 Fred McAfee 25 rb 15 4 0 3 0 0 0
16 Mike Buck 26 qb 4 1 0 2 0 -8 0
82 Irv Smith 22 te 16 8 0 1 1 0 0
24 Derek Brown 22 RB 13 12 0 1 0 0 0
71 Richard Cooper 29 LT 16 16 0 0 1 0 0
80 Marcus Dowdell 23 wr 9 1 0 1 0 0 0
89 Quinn Early 28 WR 16 15 0 1 0 0 0
62 Jay Hilgenberg 34 c 9 6 0 1 0 -2 0
61 Joel Hilgenberg 31 C 9 9 0 1 0 -19 0
22 Brad Muster 28 FB 13 11 0 0 1 0 0
23 Lorenzo Neal 23 fb 2 2 0 1 0 0 0
36 Derrick Ned 24 fb 14 1 0 1 0 0 0
70 Chris Port 26 LG 15 15 0 0 1 0 0
Team Total 27.5 16 51.0 10 133 0 37 0 20 24 31 118 2 987 0 1
Opp Total 16 40 30 10 1

Scoring Summary

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+),
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 33 K 16 0 33 28 117
89 Quinn Early 28 WR 16 15 6 6 36
24 Derek Brown 22 RB 13 12 2 1 3 18
21 Dalton Hilliard 29 16 0 2 1 3 18
33 Tyrone Hughes* 23 KR/PR 16 0 2 1 3 18
84 Eric Martin 32 WR 16 13 3 3 18
22 Brad Muster 28 FB 13 11 3 3 18
82 Irv Smith 22 te 16 8 2 2 12
85 Hoby Brenner 34 TE 10 9 1 1 6
80 Marcus Dowdell 23 wr 9 1 1 1 6
25 Fred McAfee 25 rb 15 4 1 1 6
51 Sam Mills 34 lilb 9 7 1 1 6
23 Lorenzo Neal 23 fb 2 2 1 1 6
36 Derrick Ned 24 fb 14 1 1 1 6
86 Pat Newman 25 16 0 1 1 6
83 Torrance Small 23 11 0 1 1 6
88 Floyd Turner 27 wr 10 2 1 1 6
73 Frank Warren 34 rde 8 7 1 1 6
49 Tommie Stowers 27 4 0 1 2
Team Total 27.5 16 10 18 2 1 2 33 33 28 1 317
Opp Total 16 7 22 1 3 6 35 24 1 343