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1973 New Orleans Saints (NFL) 3rd place National Football Conference Western Division 5-9-0 .357
Head Coach: John North
Offensive BacksLynn Amedee
Defensive Coordinator/Defensive LineJim Champion
LinebackersMarv Matuszak
Offensive CoordinatorJohn North
Offensive LineJim Royer
Defensive BacksBud Whitehead
DayDateOpponentScoreLocationVenueAttendanceNotes
Sat8/4/1973AKansas City Chiefs6-12LKansas City, MOArrowhead Stadium67216
Sat8/11/1973AMiami Dolphins13-14LMiami, FLOrange Bowl80050
Sat8/18/1973ADallas Cowboys14-24LIrving, TXTexas Stadium61022
Sat8/25/1973HNew England Patriots6-31LNew Orleans, LATulane Stadium64131
Sat9/1/1973HNew York Jets17-28LNew Orleans, LATulane Stadium67434
Sat9/8/1973HHouston Oilers16-10WNew Orleans, LATulane Stadium62339
Sun9/16/1973HAtlanta Falcons7-62LNew Orleans, LATulane Stadium66428
Mon9/24/1973ADallas Cowboys3-40LIrving, TXTexas Stadium52715
Sun9/30/1973ABaltimore Colts10-14LBaltimore, MDMemorial Stadium52393
Sun10/7/1973HChicago Bears21-16WNew Orleans, LATulane Stadium56561
Sun10/14/1973HDetroit Lions20-13WNew Orleans, LATulane Stadium57810
Sun10/21/1973ASan Francisco 49ers0-40LSan Francisco, CACandlestick Park52881
Sun10/28/1973HWashington Redskins19-3WNew Orleans, LATulane Stadium66315
Sun11/4/1973HBuffalo Bills13-0WNew Orleans, LATulane Stadium74770
Sun11/11/1973ALos Angeles Rams7-29LLos Angeles, CAMemorial Coliseum70358
Sun11/18/1973ASan Diego Chargers14-17LSan Diego, CASan Diego Stadium34848
Sun11/25/1973HLos Angeles Rams13-24LNew Orleans, LATulane Stadium67192
Sun12/2/1973AGreen Bay Packers10-30LMilwaukee, WICounty Stadium46092
Sun12/9/1973HSan Francisco 49ers16-10WNew Orleans, LATulane Stadium62490
Sun12/16/1973AAtlanta Falcons10-14LAtlanta, GAAtlanta-Fulton County Stadium34147
Exhibition game. Playoff game. A=Away game. H=Home game. N=Neutral site game. W=Win. L=Loss. T=Tie. OT=Overtime.
NoPlayerPosHtWtAgeCollegeGPGS
46Danny AbramowiczWR6-119728Xavier (Ohio)2
36Bob BrownTE6-322530Alcorn State5
38Bill ButlerRB6-221223Kansas State13
59Wayne ColmanRLB6-122727Temple12
15Bob DavisQB6-320528Virginia2
51John DidionC6-424526Oregon State14
58Joe FederspielMLB6-223023Kentucky13
9Happy FellerK5-1118524Texas60
56Willie HallLLB6-222524Arizona Western JC; Southern California7
64Ray HesterLB6-221524Tulane6
30Ernie JacksonLCB5-1017623Duke14
77Carl JohnsonLOT6-324824Phoenix JC; Nebraska14
87Mike KellyTE6-421525Davidson1
50Jake KuppLOG6-323632Washington14
11Bivian LeeRCB6-320025Prairie View A&M14
8Archie ManningQB6-320524Mississippi1313
76Don MorrisonROT6-525724Texas-Arlington14
37Tommy MyersRS6-018023Syracuse1312
41Bob NewlandWR6-219025Oregon14
78Billy NewsomeLDE6-425025Grambling State14
10Steve O'NealP6-318527Texas A&M140
72Joe OwensRDE6-224427Alcorn State14
84/52Dick PalmerLB6-222626Kentucky10
82Bob PollardLDT6-324825Texas Southern; Weber State1414
75Elex PriceRDT6-326023Alcorn State14
84Preston RileyWR6-119026Memphis1
70Craig RobinsonOT6-425025Houston11
12Bobby ScottQB6-120124Tennessee60
66Royce SmithROG6-326024Georgia14
61Del WilliamsROG-LOT6-225028Florida State14
89Bert AsksonTE6-322928Texas Southern1
63Steve BaumgartnerDE6-724522Purdue14
85John BeasleyTE6-323128California8
55Bob CreechLB6-322824Texas Christian2
86Jubilee DunbarWR6-019624Southern University14
71Paul FersenOT6-526023Georgia3
44Mike FinkRCB5-1118523Missouri13
24Johnny FullerLS6-018227Lamar13
83Len GarrettTE6-323026New Mexico Highlands12
39Odell LawsonRB6-221825Langston12
54Dale LindseyLB6-222430Kentucky; Western Kentucky5
35Henry MatthewsRB6-320324Michigan State6
57Jim MerloRLB-LLB6-122022Fresno CC; Stanford14
74Derland MooreDE6-426522Oklahoma130
25Jerry MooreS6-320824Arkansas10
34Jess PhillipsRB6-120826Michigan State14
23Joe ProfitRB6-021024Louisiana-Monroe8
21Nate RamseyCB6-120032Indiana4
22Howard StevensRB5-516723Randolph-Macon; Louisville14
80Doug WinslowWR5-1118122Drake12
88Freddie HyattWR6-320527Auburn1
20Ray JonesLS6-018726Southern University2
53Rick KingreaMLB6-122824Tulane9
19Bill McClardK5-1020224Arkansas80
32Lincoln MinorRB6-221023New Mexico State9
17Speedy ThomasWR6-117526Laney JC; Utah6
88Andy DorrisDE6-424822New Mexico State1
73John WoodDT6-324922Louisiana State2
DRAFT LISTRoundOverallPosCollegeNotes
Derland Moore229DEOklahoma
Steve Baumgartner251DEPurduefrom WAS/NYJ
Pete Van Valkenberg366RBBrigham Youngfrom NYJ
Jim Merlo486LBStanfordfrom BAL
Marty Shuford6134RBArizonafrom NE
Bill Cahill7158DBWashington
Bob Peterson8185GUtah
Doug Winslow8207WRDrakefrom WAS
Mike Fink9210DBMissouri
Jeff Horsley10237RBNorth Carolina Central
Jim Owens11262RBAuburn
Paul Orndorff12289RBTampa
Rich Watkins13314DTWeber State
Paul Fersen14341TGeorgia
Mike Evenson15366CNorth Dakota State
Howard Stevens16393RBLouisville
Bobby Garner17418TEWinston-Salem State
SCORING BY QUARTERS1st2nd3rd4th
Team Totals27554734
Opponents Totals399010083
TEAM STATSTOP1ST DOWNSRushingPassingPenalty3RD DOWN EFFICIENCY4TH DOWN EFFICIENCYPENYDS
Team Totals207100881961/204 29.9%/ %58516
Opponents Totals2711311192170/195 35.9%/ %69751
SCORINGTDX1X1APCTFGFGAPCTSAFPTS
Bill McClard099100.0132454.2048
Jubilee Dunbar40000024
Bob Newland40000024
Happy Feller077100.041233.3019
Bill Butler30000018
Archie Manning20000012
Howard Stevens20000012
John Beasley1000006
Team Totals161616100.0173647.20163
Opponents Totals36353697.2193455.92312
FIELD GOALSMADEATTPCT1-1920-2930-3940-4950+
Happy Feller41233.34/50/00/40/30/0
Bill McClard132454.22/25/64/52/100/1
Team Totals173647.26/75/64/92/130/1
Opponents Totals193455.95/56/125/82/71/2
RUSHINGATTYDSAVGLGTD
Jess Phillips1986633.3200
Bill Butler873484.0191
Archie Manning632934.7232
Joe Profit722743.8220
Howard Stevens451834.1152
Odell Lawson6233.8110
Bobby Scott9182.040
Bob Davis3103.370
Lincoln Minor3103.380
Tommy Myers188.080
Bob Newland166.060
Henry Matthews441.030
Jubilee Dunbar331.0130
Steve O'Neal2-1-0.560
Team Totals49718423.7235
Opponents Totals55624024.36317
PASSINGATTCOMPCTINCYDSY/ATTY/COMLGTDTD%INTINT%TSYLNYPRTG
Archie Manning26714052.411516426.111.765t103.7124.528177146565.2
Bobby Scott541833.3332454.513.64211.935.642921631.8
Bob Davis17529.410140.82.81400.0211.8536-220.0
Team Totals33816348.215819015.611.765t113.3175.037242165955.6
Opponents Totals33717652.214523336.913.354154.5164.724155217869.5
RECEIVINGRECYDSAVGLGTD
John Beasley312809.0151
Bob Newland2948916.9424
Jubilee Dunbar2344719.465t4
Jess Phillips221697.7340
Bill Butler191256.6162
Bob Brown1113212.0260
Joe Profit111089.8260
Doug Winslow44511.3140
Howard Stevens4399.8140
Len Garrett23015.0220
Henry Matthews2199.5120
Danny Abramowicz2189.0110
Odell Lawson2-5-2.540
Lincoln Minor155.050
Team Totals163190111.765t11
Opponents Totals176233313.35415
INTERCEPTIONSINTYDSAVGLGTD
Ernie Jackson34013.3230
Tommy Myers33311.0200
Jim Merlo3258.3160
Bivian Lee3237.7120
Joe Owens133.030
Joe Federspiel111.010
Billy Newsome111.010
Derland Moore100.000
Team Totals161267.9230
Opponents Totals1728016.5653
PUNTINGNOYDSAVGLGBLTBI20RYDSNYDSNET
Steve O'Neal81337541.77105587268833.2
Team Totals81337541.77105587268833.2
Opponents Totals63280544.57203218252740.1
PUNT RETURNSNOFCYDSAVGLGTD
Howard Stevens171517110.1370
Doug Winslow53479.4170
Tommy Myers0400
Team Totals22222189.9370
Opponents Totals491358712.084t1
KICKOFF RETURNSNOFCYDSAVGLGTD
Howard Stevens2659022.7480
Joe Profit714420.6260
Odell Lawson711816.9270
Mike Fink58116.2240
Derland Moore11414.0140
Ernie Jackson100.000
Team Totals4794720.1480
Opponents Totals3372421.9370
Team Totals24.0155.0Opponents Totals37.0242.0
FUMBLESNOLOSTOWNOPPRECYDSTD
Bill Butler500000
Wayne Colman0002200
Bob Davis200000
John Didion1000-230
Jubilee Dunbar100000
Joe Federspiel0001100
Johnny Fuller00000110
Willie Hall0001100
Ernie Jackson0002220
Carl Johnson0010100
Jake Kupp0020200
Bivian Lee0002200
Archie Manning9202-150
Henry Matthews00101550
Jim Merlo1112100
Derland Moore0001100
Don Morrison0010100
Tommy Myers0001150
Billy Newsome0001100
Steve O'Neal0010100
Jess Phillips330300
Bob Pollard0001100
Elex Price00011200
Joe Profit300000
Royce Smith0010100
Howard Stevens920200
Team Totals3419151429650
Opponents Totals32141717340
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