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1974 New Orleans Saints (NFL)

3rd place • National Football Conference • Western Division • 5-9-0 .357
1974 NFLPrevious SeasonNext Season
Roster KeyStat Key
Head Coach: John North
Bob CummingsDefensive Line
Bob LedbetterOffensive Backs/Special Teams
Lamar McHanQuarterbacks
Jim PhillipsReceivers
Doug ShivelyLinebackers
Bud WhiteheadDefensive Backs
SCORES
DayDateOpponentScoreLocationVenueAttendance
Sat8/3/1974HPittsburgh Steelers7-26LNew Orleans, LATulane Stadium45339
Sat8/10/1974AMiami Dolphins20-45LMiami, FLOrange Bowl41524
Sun8/18/1974ANew England Patriots3-7LFoxborough, MASchaefer Stadium20456
Sat8/24/1974HDallas Cowboys16-7WNew Orleans, LATulane Stadium56563
Sat8/31/1974HNew York Jets24-7WNew Orleans, LATulane Stadium59829
Sat9/7/1974AHouston Oilers24-16WHouston, TXAstrodome35103
Sun9/15/1974HSan Francisco 49ers13-17LNew Orleans, LATulane Stadium59945
Sun9/22/1974ALos Angeles Rams0-24LLos Angeles, CAMemorial Coliseum57314
Sun9/29/1974HAtlanta Falcons14-13WNew Orleans, LATulane Stadium55025
Sun10/6/1974AChicago Bears10-24LChicago, ILSoldier Field45818
Sun10/13/1974ADenver Broncos17-33LDenver, COMile High Stadium50751
Sun10/20/1974AAtlanta Falcons13-3WAtlanta, GAAtlanta-Fulton County Stadium47217
Sun10/27/1974HPhiladelphia Eagles14-10WNew Orleans, LATulane Stadium57136
Sun11/3/1974ADetroit Lions14-19LDetroit, MITiger Stadium43256
Sun11/10/1974HMiami Dolphins0-21LNew Orleans, LATulane Stadium68339
Sun11/17/1974HLos Angeles Rams20-7WNew Orleans, LATulane Stadium35727
Mon11/25/1974HPittsburgh Steelers7-28LNew Orleans, LATulane Stadium69010
Sun12/1/1974AMinnesota Vikings9-29LBloomington, MNMetropolitan Stadium44202
Sun12/8/1974HSt. Louis Cardinals14-0WNew Orleans, LATulane Stadium47172
Sun12/15/1974ASan Francisco 49ers21-35LSan Francisco, CACandlestick Park40418

Exhibition game. Playoff game. A=Away game. H=Home game. N=Neutral site game. W=Win. L=Loss. T=Tie. OT=Overtime.

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ROSTER
PlayerNoPosHtWtAgeCollegeGPGS
Steve Baumgartner63DE6-724523Purdue140
John Beasley85TE6-323129California146
Tom Blanchard16P6-018526Oregon130
Greg Boyd21LS-RS6-220124Arizona40
Bill Butler38RB6-221224Kansas State142
Henry Childs87TE6-222623Kansas State10
Larry Cipa13QB6-320923Michigan42
Don Coleman55RLB6-222222Michigan140
Wayne Colman59RLB6-122728Temple1414
Dave Davis86WR6-017526Tennessee State70
Jack DeGrenier47RB6-122523Northern Arizona; Texas-Arlington121
John Didion51C6-424527Oregon State1413
Andy Dorris69LDE6-424823New Mexico State143
Chris Farasopoulos44RS-LS5-1119025Brigham Young61
Joe Federspiel58MLB6-223024Kentucky1414
Paul Fersen71ROT6-526024Georgia11
Johnny Fuller24LS6-018228Lamar1212
Len Garrett83TE6-323027New Mexico Highlands100
Donnie Gibbs15P6-220529Texas Christian10
Sam Havrilak80WR6-219527Bucknell60
Ernie Jackson30LCB5-1017624Duke139
Rick Kingrea53MLB6-122825Tulane140
Jake Kupp50LOG-ROG6-323633Washington1414
Phil LaPorta67OT6-425622Penn State60
Odell Lawson39RB6-221826Langston90
Bivian Lee11RCB6-320026Prairie View A&M135
Archie Manning8QB6-320525Mississippi1111
Andy Maurer64LOG6-325526Oregon55
Alvin Maxson28RB5-1120123Southern Methodist1413
Bill McClard19K5-1020225Arkansas140
Earl McCullouch80WR5-1117428Long Beach CC; Southern California30
Rod McNeill27RB6-222023Southern California110
Jim Merlo57LLB6-122023Fresno CC; Stanford1414
Rick Middleton54LLB6-323023Ohio State140
Derland Moore74RDT6-426523Oklahoma1414
Jerry Moore25LS-RS6-320825Arkansas93
John Mooring73ROT-LOT6-625527Tampa114
Don Morrison76ROT6-525725Texas-Arlington119
Tommy Myers37RS6-018024Syracuse1212
Bob Newland41WR6-219026Oregon1413
Billy Newsome78LDE6-425026Grambling State1311
Joe Owens72RDE-LDE6-224428Alcorn State143
Joel Parker88WR6-521522Florida1412
Jess Phillips34RB6-120827Michigan State1413
Bob Pollard82RDE-LDT6-324826Texas Southern; Weber State1414
Elex Price75LDT6-326024Alcorn State1411
Rocky Rasley66ROG6-325127Bakersfield CC; Oregon State147
Ken Reaves21LCB6-320630Norfolk State55
Terry Schmidt40RCB6-017722Ball State99
Bobby Scott12QB6-120125Tennessee51
Paul Seal84TE6-422322Michigan1411
Maurice Spencer29LCB-RCB6-017622North Carolina Central50
Howard Stevens22RB5-516524Randolph-Macon; Louisville140
Speedy Thomas17WR6-117527Laney JC; Utah11
Dave Thompson65LOT6-427125Clemson1414
Bob Wicks49WR6-320524Utah State50
Dick Williams86WR5-1117022Abilene Christian20
Emanuel Zanders79ROG-LOG6-124823Jackson State102
DRAFT LIST
RoundOverallPlayerPosCollege
113Rick MiddletonLBOhio State
236Paul SealTEMichigan
488Rod McNeillRBSouthern California
5113Joel ParkerWRFlorida
5121Terry SchmidtDBBall State
8201Alvin MaxsonRBSouthern Methodist
9217Phil LaPortaTPenn State
10235Frosty AndersonWRNebraska
10242Tommy ThibodeauxGTulane
11270Kent MerrittWRVirginia
12295Jim BuckmonDEPittsburgh
13320Mike TruaxLBTulane
14348Kent MarshallDBTexas Christian
15373Larry CipaQBMichigan
16398Don ColemanLBMichigan
17426Marvin WilliamsWRWestern Illinois
SCORING BY QUARTERS1st2nd3rd4thPTS
Team Totals30643438166
Opponents Totals72893369263
TEAM STATSTOP1st DownsFDRFDPFDX3rd Down Efficiency4th Down EfficiencyPENPENY
Team Totals233117912577/224 34.4%/ %75598
Opponents Totals2261041051770/195 35.9%/ %77690
SCORINGTDX1X1APCTFGFGAPCTSAFPTS
Bill McClard0192095.091656.3046
Joel Parker40000024
Paul Seal40000024
Alvin Maxson30000018
Bob Newland20000012
Jess Phillips20000012
Larry Cipa1000006
Archie Manning1000006
Rod McNeill1000006
Terry Schmidt1000006
Howard Stevens1000006
Team Totals20192095.091656.30166
Opponents Totals34293485.3101758.80263
FIELD GOALSMADEATTPCTBLLG1-1920-2930-3940-4950+
Bill McClard91656.31520/04/62/41/42/2
Team Totals91656.31520/04/62/41/42/2
Opponents Totals101758.82/23/64/61/30/0
RUSHINGATTYDSAVGLGTD
Alvin Maxson1657144.366t2
Jess Phillips1745563.2142
Archie Manning282047.3261
Howard Stevens431904.4251
Jack DeGrenier331103.3100
Rod McNeill22904.1241
Bill Butler21743.5100
Larry Cipa12352.9151
Paul Seal273.56t1
Joel Parker221.060
Bobby Scott111.010
Team Totals50319833.966t9
Opponents Totals44717583.93311
PASSINGATTCOMPCTINCYDSY/ATTY/COMLGTDTD%INTINT%TSYLNYPRTG
Archie Manning26113413411114295.510.779t62.3166.126172125749.8
Bobby Scott713131363665.211.836t45.645.666230455.3
Larry Cipa552020352424.412.13000.000.043620650.7
Joel Parker100100.000.000.016-639.6
Bill McClard100000.000.01100.00000.0
Team Totals38918518518320375.211.079t102.6215.437276176149.6
Opponents Totals36919319316023306.312.157174.6164.337291203969.3
RECEIVINGRECYDSAVGLGTD
Alvin Maxson422947.0221
Joel Parker4145511.1584
Paul Seal3246614.6423
Bob Newland2749018.179t2
Howard Stevens13816.2200
Jess Phillips11555.0170
John Beasley58517.0300
Rod McNeill56412.8300
Jack DeGrenier4133.380
Bill Butler231.520
Sam Havrilak12323.0230
Earl McCullouch155.050
Speedy Thomas133.030
Team Totals185203711.079t10
Opponents Totals193233012.15717
INTERCEPTIONSINTYDSAVGLGTD
Ernie Jackson45313.3280
Terry Schmidt4276.824t1
Tommy Myers34314.3210
Wayne Colman11717.0170
Johnny Fuller11616.0160
Chris Farasopoulos11414.0140
Joe Federspiel199.090
Jerry Moore100.000
Team Totals1617911.2281
Opponents Totals2125812.3392
PUNTINGNOYDSAVGLGBLTBI20RYDSNYDSNET
Tom Blanchard88370442.17107
Donnie Gibbs39933.03500
Team Totals91380341.87107906275730.3
Opponents Totals77327442.56707415271935.3
PUNT RETURNSNOFCYDSAVGLGTD
Howard Stevens37737610.2400
Chris Farasopoulos303612.0180
Ernie Jackson2031.530
Rod McNeill1000.000
Team Totals4374159.7400
Opponents Totals59190615.4722
(Team)2.0
KICKOFF RETURNSNOFCYDSAVGLGTD
Howard Stevens3374922.7410
Jess Phillips712417.7270
Joe Federspiel22010.0120
Rick Middleton2189.0110
Don Coleman2136.590
Ernie Jackson12727.0270
Terry Schmidt12323.0230
Rick Kingrea12222.0220
Odell Lawson12020.0200
Dave Davis11414.0140
Bill Butler11212.0120
Maurice Spencer1-2-2.0-20
Team Totals53104019.6410
Opponents Totals4089422.4520
SACKSNOYDS
Bob Pollard9.0
Joe Owens8.0
Billy Newsome5.5
Derland Moore3.5
Joe Federspiel2.0
Johnny Fuller2.0
Tommy Myers2.0
Jim Merlo1.5
Elex Price1.0
Steve Baumgartner0.5
(Team)2.0
Team Totals37.0291.0
Opponents Totals37.0276.0
FUMBLESNOLOSTOWNOPPRECYDSTD
Steve Baumgartner0001100
Bill Butler200000
Larry Cipa210100
Don Coleman0001170
Wayne Colman0001100
Dave Davis0001100
Andy Dorris0002200
Joe Federspiel0001100
Johnny Fuller0001100
Donnie Gibbs210100
Ernie Jackson0001100
Archie Manning4000-90
Alvin Maxson420220
Rod McNeill110100
Jim Merlo0001100
Billy Newsome0003300
Joe Owens0001100
Jess Phillips300000
Bob Pollard0002200
Elex Price0002200
Terry Schmidt0001100
Paul Seal0020200
Maurice Spencer100000
Howard Stevens730300
Team Totals261610192900
Opponents Totals37191612281
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