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1974 New Orleans Saints (NFL)
3rd place National Football Conference Western Division 5-9-0 .357
Head Coach: John North
Bob CummingsDefensive Line
Bob LedbetterOffensive Backs/Special Teams
Lamar McHanQuarterbacks
Jim PhillipsReceivers
Doug ShivelyLinebackers
Bud WhiteheadDefensive Backs
SCORES
DayDateOpponentScoreLocationVenueAttendanceNotes
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.
ROSTER
NoPlayerPosHtWtAgeCollegeGPGS
63Steve BaumgartnerDE6-724523Purdue140
85John BeasleyTE6-323129California146
16Tom BlanchardP6-018526Oregon130
21Greg BoydLS-RS6-220124Arizona40
38Bill ButlerRB6-221224Kansas State142
87Henry ChildsTE6-222623Kansas State10
13Larry CipaQB6-320923Michigan42
55Don ColemanRLB6-222222Michigan140
59Wayne ColmanRLB6-122728Temple1414
86Dave DavisWR6-017526Tennessee State70
47Jack DeGrenierRB6-122523Northern Arizona; Texas-Arlington121
51John DidionC6-424527Oregon State1413
69Andy DorrisLDE6-424823New Mexico State143
44Chris FarasopoulosRS-LS5-1119025Brigham Young61
58Joe FederspielMLB6-223024Kentucky1414
71Paul FersenROT6-526024Georgia11
24Johnny FullerLS6-018228Lamar1212
83Len GarrettTE6-323027New Mexico Highlands100
15Donnie GibbsP6-220529Texas Christian10
80Sam HavrilakWR6-219527Bucknell60
30Ernie JacksonLCB5-1017624Duke139
53Rick KingreaMMLB6-122825Tulane140
50Jake KuppLOG-ROG6-323633Washington1414
67Phil LaPortaOT6-425622Penn State60
39Odell LawsonRB6-221826Langston90
11Bivian LeeRCB6-320026Prairie View A&M135
8Archie ManningQB6-320525Mississippi1111
64Andy MaurerLOG6-325526Oregon55
28Alvin MaxsonRB5-1120123Southern Methodist1413
19Bill McClardK5-1020225Arkansas140
80Earl McCullouchWR5-1117428Long Beach CC; Southern California30
27Rod McNeillRB6-222023Southern California110
57Jim MerloLLB6-122023Fresno CC; Stanford1414
54Rick MiddletonLLB6-323023Ohio State140
74Derland MooreRDT6-426523Oklahoma1414
25Jerry MooreLS-RS6-320825Arkansas93
73John MooringROT-LOT6-625527Tampa114
76Don MorrisonROT6-525725Texas-Arlington119
37Tommy MyersRS6-018024Syracuse1212
41Bob NewlandWR6-219026Oregon1413
78Billy NewsomeLDE6-425026Grambling State1311
72Joe OwensRDE-LDE6-224428Alcorn State143
88Joel ParkerWR6-521522Florida1412
34Jess PhillipsRB6-120827Michigan State1413
82Bob PollardRDE-LDT6-324826Texas Southern; Weber State1414
75Elex PriceLDT6-326024Alcorn State1411
66Rocky RasleyROG6-325127Bakersfield CC; Oregon State147
21Ken ReavesLCB6-320630Norfolk State55
40Terry SchmidtRCB6-017722Ball State99
12Bobby ScottQB6-120125Tennessee51
84Paul SealTE6-422322Michigan1411
29Maurice SpencerLCB-RCB6-017622North Carolina Central50
22Howard StevensRB5-516524Randolph-Macon; Louisville140
17Speedy ThomasWR6-117527Laney JC; Utah11
65Dave ThompsonLOT6-427125Clemson1414
49Bob WicksWR6-320524Utah State50
86Dick WilliamsWR5-1117022Abilene Christian20
79Emanuel ZandersROG-LOG6-124823Jackson State102
DRAFT LIST
RoundOverallPlayerPosCollegeNotes
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 QUARTERS1st2nd3rd4thOT
Team Totals30643438
Opponents Totals72893369
TEAM STATSTOP1ST DOWNSRushingPassingPenalty3RD DOWN EFFICIENCY4TH DOWN EFFICIENCYPENYDS
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 GOALSMADEATTPCT1-1920-2930-3940-4950+
Bill McClard91656.30/04/62/41/42/2
Team Totals91656.30/04/62/41/42/2
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 Manning26113451.311114295.510.779t62.3166.126172125749.8
Bobby Scott713143.7363665.211.836t45.645.666230455.3
Larry Cipa552036.4352424.412.13000.000.043620650.7
Joel Parker100.0100.000.000.016-639.6
Bill McClard100.0000.000.01100.00000.0
Team Totals38918547.618320375.211.079t102.6215.437276176149.6
Opponents Totals36919352.316023306.312.157174.6164.337291203969.3
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
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
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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