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2002 New Orleans Saints

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9-7-0, Finished 3rd in NFC South Division  · 2002 NFL Season Summary
 SRS: Total 2.4, Offense: 5.8, Defense: -3.3, SoS: -0.3, avg is 0.0.

Scored 432 points (27.0/g), 3rd of 32 in the NFL. Allowed 388 points (24.2/g), 26th.
 Differential of 44 points (2.8/g), 10th.  Expected W-L: 9.0-7.0.

Coach: Jim Haslett (9-7-0)
 Offensive Coordinator: Mike McCarthy
 Defensive Coordinator: Rick Venturi

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

Team Info

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

Team Stats and Rankings

Tot Yds & TO Passing Rushing Average Drive
Pts 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 432 5205 1001 5.2 30 15 31 291 291 538 3441 27 15 6.0 169 426 1764 16 4.1 91 192 38.5 14.6 Own 35.6 2:25 5.41 27.0 2.05
Team Defense 388 5796 1071 5.4 38 18 28 327 343 593 3805 25 20 6.0 191 439 1991 18 4.5 108 196 33.7 14.3 Own 29.1 2:35 5.6 29.3 1.89
Lg Rank Offense 3 19 17 22 22 21 16 3 12 15 19 17 11 16 4 18 32 25 25 22 4
Lg Rank Defense 26 27 3 4 27 30 27 25 7 23 16 19 27 26 11 3 29 17 18 22 23

Team Games & Schedule

Score Offense Defense Expected Points
Week Day Date OT Rec Opp Tm Opp 1stD TotYd PassY RushY TO 1stD TotYd PassY RushY TO Offense Defense Sp. Tms
1 Sun September 8 boxscore W OT 1-0 @ Tampa Bay Buccaneers 26 20 21 368 250 118 1 19 333 261 72 1 -0.63 7.70 0.20
2 Sun September 15 boxscore W 2-0 Green Bay Packers 35 20 16 357 211 146 2 18 357 262 95 4 4.31 17.43 -5.05
3 Sun September 22 boxscore W 3-0 @ Chicago Bears 29 23 18 302 229 73 3 21 353 228 125 2 1.64 -4.91 10.48
4 Sun September 29 boxscore L 3-1 @ Detroit Lions 21 26 24 357 247 110 3 16 352 267 85 0.78 -0.35 -6.77
5 Sun October 6 boxscore W 4-1 Pittsburgh Steelers 32 29 17 315 194 121 23 364 244 120 2 8.37 -10.11 9.05
6 Sun October 13 boxscore W 5-1 @ Washington Redskins 43 27 16 311 192 119 1 20 318 264 54 5 -6.61 13.21 11.07
7 Sun October 20 boxscore W 6-1 San Francisco 49ers 35 27 27 422 243 179 1 26 418 275 143 2 17.59 -14.05 0.87
8 Sun October 27 boxscore L 6-2 Atlanta Falcons 35 37 22 351 192 159 3 28 446 186 260 2 6.32 -17.66 7.28
9 Bye Week
10 Sun November 10 boxscore W 7-2 @ Carolina Panthers 34 24 17 345 248 97 21 396 296 100 2 -1.64 1.30 8.21
11 Sun November 17 boxscore L 7-3 @ Atlanta Falcons 17 24 16 344 264 80 2 22 292 137 155 1 4.23 -8.91 -1.96
12 Sun November 24 boxscore L 7-4 Cleveland Browns 15 24 19 383 309 74 6 17 339 176 163 2 -8.84 -4.46 0.47
13 Sun December 1 boxscore W 8-4 Tampa Bay Buccaneers 23 20 14 238 136 102 1 17 283 249 34 3 -4.41 5.74 4.35
14 Sun December 8 boxscore W 9-4 @ Baltimore Ravens 37 25 22 359 209 150 2 19 410 296 114 5 6.90 5.88 4.33
15 Sun December 15 boxscore L 9-5 Minnesota Vikings 31 32 18 299 221 78 22 439 293 146 8.61 -20.58 13.33
16 Sun December 22 boxscore L 9-6 @ Cincinnati Bengals 13 20 11 210 177 33 2 25 423 183 240 4 -23.34 3.29 7.13
17 Sun December 29 boxscore L 9-7 Carolina Panthers 6 10 13 244 119 125 3 13 273 188 85 3 -25.33 15.94 3.89

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
2 Aaron Brooks 26 QB 16 16 9-7-0 283 528 53.6 3572 27 5.1 15 2.8 64 6.8 6.5 12.6 223.3 80.1 36 236 5.91 5.68 6.4 3 3
12 Jake Delhomme 27 4 0 8 10 80.0 113 0 0.0 0 0.0 54 11.3 11.3 14.1 28.3 113.7 0 0 11.30 11.30 0.0
26 Deuce McAllister* 24 RB 15 15 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 1 8 -8.00 -8.00 100.0
Team Total 27.5 16 9-7-0 291 538 54.1 3685 27 5.0 15 2.8 64 6.8 6.6 12.7 230.3 80.8 37 244 5.98 5.75 6.4 3 3
Opp Total 16 343 593 57.8 4058 25 4.2 20 3.4 6.8 6.17 11.8 253.6 78.8 39 253 6.0 5.4 6.2

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
26 Deuce McAllister* 24 RB 15 15 325 1388 13 62 4.3 92.5 21.7 47 352 7.5 3 30 3.1 23.5 1740 16 4
2 Aaron Brooks 26 QB 16 16 62 253 2 21 4.1 15.8 3.9 253 2 11
48 James Fenderson 26 rb 16 1 13 65 1 17 5.0 4.1 0.8 6 38 6.3 0 13 0.4 2.4 103 1 1
28 Curtis Keaton 26 6 0 12 19 0 4 1.6 3.2 2.0 19 0 1
44 Terrelle Smith 24 FB 16 8 5 11 0 5 2.2 0.7 0.3 9 30 3.3 0 10 0.6 1.9 41 0 1
12 Jake Delhomme 27 4 0 4 -2 0 6 -0.5 -0.5 1.0 -2 0 0
83 Donte' Stallworth 22 wr 13 7 2 2 0 4 1.0 0.2 0.2 42 594 14.1 8 57 3.2 45.7 596 8 0
87 Joe Horn* 30 WR 16 16 1 2 0 2 2.0 0.1 0.1 88 1312 14.9 7 63 5.5 82.0 1314 7 1
84 Michael Lewis*+ 31 KR/PR 16 0 1 15 0 15 15.0 0.9 0.1 8 200 25.0 0 59 0.5 12.5 215 0 6
25 Fred McAfee* 34 11 0 1 11 0 11 11.0 1.0 0.1 11 0 0
80 Jerome Pathon 27 WR 14 13 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 43 523 12.2 4 64 3.1 37.4 523 4 0
86 Jake Reed 35 wr 14 2 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 21 360 17.1 3 54 1.5 25.7 360 3 1
82 Boo Williams 23 te 16 3 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 13 143 11.0 2 32 0.8 8.9 143 2 0
88 David Sloan 30 TE 16 14 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 12 127 10.6 0 29 0.8 7.9 127 0 0
81 Lamont Hall 28 te 16 1 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 2 6 3.0 0 4 0.1 0.4 6 0 0
Team Total 27.5 16 426 1764 16 62 4.1 110.3 26.6 291 3685 12.7 27 64 18.2 230.3 5449 43 29
Opp Total 16 439 1991 18 4.5 124.4 27.4 343 3805 11.1 25 21.4 237.8 5796 43 29

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
84 Michael Lewis*+ 31 KR/PR 16 0 44 625 1 83 14.2 70 1807 2 97 25.8 2647
48 James Fenderson 26 rb 16 1 2 43 0 22 21.5 146
94 Charles Grant 24 lde 16 6 2 10 0 10 5.0 10
25 Fred McAfee* 34 11 0 2 69 0 51 34.5 80
20 Jay Bellamy 30 SS 16 16 1 5 0 5 5.0 5
51 Bryan Cox 34 lb 9 1 1 14 0 14 14.0 14
43 Keyuo Craver 22 db 10 1 1 0 0 0 0.0 0
98 Willie Whitehead 29 LDE 12 10 1 8 0 8 8.0 8
Team Total 27.5 16 45 625 1 83 13.9 79 1956 2 97 24.8 8030
Opp Total 16 38 209 0 5.5 85 1817 0 21.4

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
3 John Carney 38 K 16 0 9 9 13 11 12 11 1 35 31 88.6% 37 37 100.0%
4 Toby Gowin 27 P 15 0 61 2553 59 0 41.9
6 Dirk Johnson 27 p 1 0 8 307 55 0 38.4
Team Total 27.5 16 9 9 13 11 12 11 1 35 31 88.6% 37 37 100.0% 69 2860 59 0 41.4
Opp Total 16 28 23 82.1% 40 39 97.5% 73 3117 42.7

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
29 Sammy Knight 27 FS 16 16 2.0 5 36 0 17 12 2 0 1 0 0 82 25
54 Darrin Smith 32 LLB 15 15 3.5 2 21 0 17 0 63 33
22 Fred Thomas 29 RCB 15 14 1.0 5 80 0 43 14 2 0 1 0 0 71 12
20 Jay Bellamy 30 SS 16 16 1.5 3 39 0 16 0 0 0 2 0 0 68 18
56 Charlie Clemons 30 MLB 16 15 0.5 0 0 3 0 0 61 23
52 Sedrick Hodge 24 RLB 16 15 0 0 1 0 0 58 17
27 Ken Irvin 30 LCB 16 9 2 10 0 10 0 0 0 1 0 0 58 4
93 Darren Howard 26 RDE 16 16 8.0 0 0 0 0 3 3 0 0 0 0 35 12
91 Grady Jackson 29 LDT 15 15 5.5 0 0 0 0 4 1 0 3 0 0 31 11
94 Charles Grant 24 lde 16 6 7.0 0 0 0 0 4 4 1 1 34 1 30 7
99 Norman Hand 30 RDT 16 13 2.5 30 9
98 Willie Whitehead 29 LDE 12 10 3.0 0 0 1 0 0 24 11
36 Michael Hawthorne 25 db 6 4 1 0 0 0 0 25 9
21 Dale Carter 33 lcb 7 7 1 25 0 25 0 26 4
35 Fakhir Brown 25 12 0 0 0 0 0 5 1 0 1 0 0 21 0
90 Kenny Smith 25 dt 9 1 3.5 0 0 1 0 0 17 2
50 James Allen 23 lb 14 1 1 0 1 0 1 1 0 1 0 0 17 2
92 Martin Chase 28 dt 13 1 15 4
37 Steve Gleason 25 14 0 15 1
40 Mel Mitchell 23 16 0 13 1
43 Keyuo Craver 22 db 10 1 0 1 1 38 1 9 3
2 Aaron Brooks 26 QB 16 16 0 11 2 -9 0
53 Roger Knight 24 16 0 3 3
24 Jerry Wilson 29 7 0 0 0 1 0 0 4 0
84 Michael Lewis*+ 31 KR/PR 16 0 0 6 2 0 0
51 Bryan Cox 34 lb 9 1 3 1
26 Deuce McAllister* 24 RB 15 15 0 4 2 0 0
48 James Fenderson 26 rb 16 1 0 1 1 0 0
62 Jerry Fontenot 36 C 16 16 0 1 1 -14 0
28 Curtis Keaton 26 6 0 0 1 1 0 0
71 Spencer Folau 29 RT 16 16 0 0 1 0 0
87 Joe Horn* 30 WR 16 16 0 1 0 0 0
25 Fred McAfee* 34 11 0 0 0 1 0 0
86 Jake Reed 35 wr 14 2 0 1 0 0 0
44 Terrelle Smith 24 FB 16 8 0 1 0 0 0
Team Total 27.5 16 38.0 20 211 1 43 43 14 29 30 49 2 779 212
Opp Total 16 37 29 11 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
3 John Carney 38 K 16 0 37 31 130
26 Deuce McAllister* 24 RB 15 15 13 3 16 96
83 Donte' Stallworth 22 wr 13 7 8 8 48
87 Joe Horn* 30 WR 16 16 7 7 1 44
80 Jerome Pathon 27 WR 14 13 4 4 24
84 Michael Lewis*+ 31 KR/PR 16 0 1 2 3 18
86 Jake Reed 35 wr 14 2 3 3 18
2 Aaron Brooks 26 QB 16 16 2 2 2 16
82 Boo Williams 23 te 16 3 2 2 1 14
50 James Allen 23 lb 14 1 1 1 6
43 Keyuo Craver 22 db 10 1 1 1 6
48 James Fenderson 26 rb 16 1 1 1 6
94 Charles Grant 24 lde 16 6 1 1 6
Team Total 27.5 16 16 27 1 2 2 1 49 4 37 31 432
Opp Total 16 18 25 1 1 4 39 23 1 388