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2001 New Orleans Saints

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7-9-0, Finished 3rd in NFC West Division  · 2001 NFL Season Summary
 SRS: Total -4.8, Offense: -0.1, Defense: -4.7, SoS: -0.1, avg is 0.0.

Scored 333 points (20.8/g), 13th of 31 in the NFL. Allowed 409 points (25.6/g), 27th.
 Differential of -76 points (-4.8/g), 24th.  Expected W-L: 6.1-9.9.

Coach: Jim Haslett (7-9-0)
 Offensive Coordinator: Mike McCarthy
 Defensive Coordinator: Ron Zook

Stadium: Louisiana Superdome
 Training Camp: Nicholls State (Thibodaux, Louisiana)

Team Info

Owner/President Tom Benson
General Manager Randy Mueller
Offensive Scheme West Coast
Defensive Alignment 4-3

Team Stats and Rankings

Tot Yds & TO Passing Rushing Average Drive
Player PF Yds Ply Y/P TO FL 1stPy 1stD Cmp Att Yds TD Int NY/A 1stD Att Yds TD Y/A 1stD #Dr Sc% TO% Start Time Plays Yds Pts
Team Offense 333 5226 1031 5.1 35 13 23 294 313 562 3514 27 22 5.7 184 419 1712 8 4.1 87 196 31.6 16.8 Own 33.4 2:24 5.42 26.3 1.66
Team Defense 409 5070 948 5.3 30 15 27 284 278 452 3355 30 15 6.6 169 443 1715 15 3.9 88 193 37.3 17.1 Own 33.1 2:32 5.1 26.3 2.05
Lg Rank Offense 13 10 23 16 11 6 10 4 24 16 20 18 26 15 9 8 25 26 19 18 8
Lg Rank Defense 27 16 14 6 13 1 17 29 20 28 15 14 22 13 4 18 7 17 1 16 29

Team Games & Schedule

W# Day Date OT Rec Opp Tm Opp 1stD TotYd PassY RushY TO 1stD TotYd PassY RushY TO Offense Defense Sp. Tms
1 Sun September 9 boxscore W 1-0 @ Buffalo Bills 24 6 17 301 192 109 12 251 126 125 3 5.45 20.16 -0.86
3 Sun September 30 boxscore L 1-1 @ New York Giants 13 21 20 330 256 74 1 13 253 100 153 1 -5.46 3.69 -2.80
4 Sun October 7 boxscore W 2-1 Minnesota Vikings 28 15 20 370 210 160 1 16 340 306 34 3 3.54 7.98 2.99
5 Sun October 14 boxscore W 3-1 @ Carolina Panthers 27 25 21 358 160 198 3 13 218 184 34 3 -4.92 20.71 -13.33
6 Sun October 21 boxscore L 3-2 Atlanta Falcons 13 20 16 276 213 63 1 12 297 173 124 2 -11.64 5.63 1.79
7 Sun October 28 boxscore W 4-2 @ St. Louis Rams 34 31 15 320 238 82 2 25 474 426 48 8 -12.09 -0.81 19.70
8 Sun November 4 boxscore L 4-3 New York Jets 9 16 13 246 138 108 4 12 272 130 142 2 -25.81 10.50 8.74
9 Sun November 11 boxscore L 4-4 @ San Francisco 49ers 27 28 24 488 336 152 1 21 415 251 164 11.61 -17.65 0.65
10 Sun November 18 boxscore W 5-4 Indianapolis Colts 34 20 25 378 221 157 18 339 262 77 1 17.30 -6.16 3.06
11 Sun November 25 boxscore L 5-5 @ New England Patriots 17 34 23 428 307 121 2 26 432 241 191 10.42 -25.86 1.96
12 Sun December 2 boxscore W 6-5 Carolina Panthers 27 23 25 432 307 125 2 11 150 101 49 1 4.69 8.10 -9.38
13 Sun December 9 boxscore W 7-5 @ Atlanta Falcons 28 10 19 379 265 114 2 20 230 180 50 2 13.73 7.37 1.63
14 Mon December 17 boxscore L 7-6 St. Louis Rams 21 34 17 310 242 68 2 21 365 309 56 2 -10.44 -13.20 8.07
15 Sun December 23 boxscore L 7-7 @ Tampa Bay Buccaneers 21 48 16 271 230 41 4 23 364 207 157 -15.98 -15.54 1.66
16 Sun December 30 boxscore L 7-8 Washington Redskins 10 40 12 213 113 100 4 19 263 90 173 1 -18.03 -6.18 -4.32
17 Sun January 6 boxscore L 7-9 San Francisco 49ers 0 38 11 126 86 40 6 22 407 269 138 1 -31.25 -11.13 3.40

Passing

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
2 Aaron Brooks 25 QB 16 16 7-9-0 312 558 55.9% 3832 26 4.7 22 3.9 63 6.9 6.0 12.3 239.5 76.4 50 330 5.76 4.99 8.2 2 3
26 Deuce McAllister 23 KR 16 4 1 2 50.0% 12 1 50.0 0 0.0 12 6.0 16.0 12.0 0.8 108.3 0 0 6.00 16.00 0.0
18 Jeff Blake 31 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 Joe Horn* 29 WR 16 16 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 27.0 16 7-9-0 313 562 55.7% 3844 27 4.8 22 3.9 63 6.8 6.0 12.3 240.3 76.7 50 330 5.74 5.01 8.2 2 3
Opp Total 16 278 452 61.5% 3678 30 6.6 15 3.3 8.1 7.97 13.2 229.9 95.5 53 323 6.6 6.5 10.5

Rushing & Receiving

Games Rushing Receiving
No. Player Age Pos G GS Att Yds TD Lng Y/A Y/G A/G Tgt Rec Yds Y/R TD Lng R/G Y/G YScm RRTD Fmb
34 Ricky Williams 24 RB 16 16 313 1245 6 46 4.0 77.8 19.6 88 60 511 8.5 1 42 3.8 31.9 1756 7 8
2 Aaron Brooks 25 QB 16 16 80 358 1 26 4.5 22.4 5.0 358 1 13
26 Deuce McAllister 23 KR 16 4 16 91 1 54 5.7 5.7 1.0 20 15 166 11.1 1 22 0.9 10.4 257 2 1
44 Terrelle Smith 23 FB 14 9 5 8 0 6 1.6 0.6 0.4 5 4 30 7.5 2 12 0.3 2.1 38 2 1
87 Joe Horn* 29 WR 16 16 1 4 0 4 4.0 0.3 0.1 156 83 1265 15.2 9 56 5.2 79.1 1269 9 1
83 Albert Connell 27 wr 11 1 1 6 0 6 6.0 0.5 0.1 22 12 191 15.9 2 46 1.1 17.4 197 2 0
18 Jeff Blake 31 1 0 1 -1 0 -1 -1.0 -1.0 1.0 -1 0 0
3 John Carney 37 K 15 0 1 -1 0 -1 -1.0 -0.1 0.1 -1 0 0
25 Fred McAfee 33 16 0 1 2 0 2 2.0 0.1 0.1 2 0 0
88 Willie Jackson 30 WR 16 16 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 135 81 1046 12.9 5 63 5.1 65.4 1046 5 0
80 Robert Wilson 27 wr 15 1 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 32 21 277 13.2 0 44 1.4 18.5 277 0 0
82 Boo Williams 22 te 11 4 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 41 20 202 10.1 3 26 1.8 18.4 202 3 0
85 Cam Cleeland 26 TE 9 7 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 19 13 138 10.6 4 19 1.4 15.3 138 4 1
81 Lamont Hall 27 te 16 6 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 2 2 15 7.5 0 9 0.1 0.9 15 0 1
89 Wane McGarity 25 PR 9 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 2 1 -2 -2.0 0 -2 0.1 -0.2 -2 0 1
89 Dave Stachelski 24 5 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 1 1 5 5.0 0 5 0.2 1.0 5 0 0
Team Total 27.0 16 419 1712 8 54 4.1 107.0 26.2 524 313 3844 12.3 27 63 19.6 240.3 5556 35 35
Opp Total 16 443 1715 15 3.9 107.2 27.7 278 3355 12.1 30 17.4 209.7 5070 45 28

Kick & Punt Returns

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 Deuce McAllister 23 KR 16 4 4 24 0 10 6.0 45 1091 0 63 24.2 1372
84 Michael Lewis 30 8 0 14 81 0 32 5.8 32 762 0 68 23.8 843
89 Wane McGarity 25 PR 9 0 19 183 0 42 9.6 181
25 Fred McAfee 33 16 0 6 144 0 34 24.0 146
69 Tom Ackerman 29 16 0 2 11 0 11 5.5 11
98 Willie Whitehead 28 14 0 2 19 0 12 9.5 19
Team Total 27.0 16 37 288 0 42 7.8 87 2027 0 68 23.3 7871
Opp Total 16 36 316 1 8.8 66 1472 0 22.3

Kicking & Punting

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
4 Toby Gowin 26 P 16 0 76 3180 62 0 41.8
3 John Carney 37 K 15 0 7 7 11 11 12 8 1 1 31 27 87.1%% 32 32 100.0%%
Team Total 27.0 16 7 7 11 11 12 8 1 1 31 27 87.1%% 32 32 100.0%% 76 3180 62 0 41.8
Opp Total 16 31 27 87.1%% 42 42 100.0%% 67 2914 43.5

Defense & Fumbles

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
29 Sammy Knight* 26 SS 16 16 1.0 6 114 0 40 10 2 0 5 0 0 78 18
56 Charlie Clemons 29 MLB 16 15 13.5 1 3 0 3 6 2 0 1 0 0 75 18
20 Jay Bellamy 29 FS 16 16 2.0 3 21 0 21 7 71 22
59 Keith Mitchell 27 LLB 15 14 2.0 0 0 0 0 2 2 0 0 0 0 61 28
23 Kevin Mathis 27 LCB 14 13 1.0 2 34 0 23 9 3 0 0 0 0 60 14
94 Joe Johnson 29 RDE 16 16 9.0 2 0 2 0 0 53 11
22 Fred Thomas 28 RCB 16 16 1 0 0 0 11 55 13
54 Darrin Smith 31 RLB 16 16 1.5 0 0 0 0 9 1 0 0 0 0 50 17
93 Darren Howard 25 LDE 16 16 6.0 1 37 0 37 4 3 0 0 0 0 35 18
97 La'Roi Glover* 27 RDT 16 16 8.0 3 1 2 12 0 36 11
99 Norman Hand 29 LDT 13 13 3.5 25 11
28 Chris Oldham 33 db 16 1 2.5 1 0 0 0 3 0 0 2 81 1 19 8
36 Michael Hawthorne 24 db 11 2 19 3
98 Willie Whitehead 28 14 0 2.0 18 3
92 Martin Chase 27 dt 16 3 1.0 16 6
52 Sedrick Hodge 23 lb 16 1 0 0 0 0 1 18 3
24 Fred Weary 27 db 14 1 0 0 0 0 2 18 2
51 Brian Williams 29 4 0 0 0 1 0 0 15 2
25 Fred McAfee 33 16 0 0 0 3 0 0 10 1
34 Ricky Williams 24 RB 16 16 0 8 2 4 0 7 0
80 Robert Wilson 27 wr 15 1 10 2
2 Aaron Brooks 25 QB 16 16 0 13 6 -50 0
50 Phil Clarke 24 13 0 9 1
31 Richard Newsome 24 11 0 1 0 1 0 0 7 1
90 Kenny Smith 24 6 0 7 1
57 Curtis Holden 22 12 0 7 0
21 Steve Israel 32 db 9 1 7 0
87 Joe Horn* 29 WR 16 16 0 1 0 0 0 6 0
26 Deuce McAllister 23 KR 16 4 0 1 1 0 0 4 0
4 Toby Gowin 26 P 16 0 4 0
84 Michael Lewis 30 8 0 0 6 2 0 0
37 Steve Gleason 24 7 0 0 0 1 0 0 2 0
27 James Fenderson 25 4 0 2 0
53 Roger Knight 23 1 0 2 0
82 Boo Williams 22 te 11 4 2 0
83 Albert Connell 27 wr 11 1 0 0 1 0 0 1 0
81 Lamont Hall 27 te 16 6 0 1 0 0 0 1 0
41 Tim Carter 23 2 0 1 0
47 Kevin Houser 24 16 0 1 0
33 Moran Norris 23 5 0 1 0
44 Terrelle Smith 23 FB 14 9 0 1 1 0 0
68 Kyle Turley 26 RT 16 16 0 0 2 0 0
69 Tom Ackerman 29 16 0 0 1 0 0 0
85 Cam Cleeland 26 TE 9 7 0 1 0 0 0
89 Wane McGarity 25 PR 9 0 0 1 0 0 0
65 Chris Naeole 27 RG 16 16 0 0 1 0 0
Team Total 27.0 16 52.0 15 209 0 40 61 18 35 28 47 1 681 195
Opp Total 16 50 28 13

Scoring Summary

No. Player Age Pos G GS RshTD RecTD PR TD KR TD FblTD IntTD OthTD AllTD 2PM XPM FGM Sfty Pts Pts/G
3 John Carney 37 K 15 0 32 27 113
87 Joe Horn* 29 WR 16 16 9 9 54
34 Ricky Williams 24 RB 16 16 6 1 7 42
88 Willie Jackson 30 WR 16 16 5 5 1 32
85 Cam Cleeland 26 TE 9 7 4 4 24
82 Boo Williams 22 te 11 4 3 3 18
83 Albert Connell 27 wr 11 1 2 2 12
26 Deuce McAllister 23 KR 16 4 1 1 2 12
44 Terrelle Smith 23 FB 14 9 2 2 12
2 Aaron Brooks 25 QB 16 16 1 1 6
28 Chris Oldham 33 db 16 1 1 1 6
Team Total 27.0 16 8 27 1 36 1 32 27 1 331
Opp Total 16 15 30 1 1 2 42 27 409