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1974 New Orleans Saints: 5-9-0
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Home record: 4-3-0 (82 points scored, 96 allowed) Road record: 1-6-0 (84 points scored, 167 allowed) Head Coach: John North 166 points scored (24th of 26 teams), 263 points allowed (14th) NFL Averages: 18.2 points/game (254.5 points/team) Team stats and rankings: ---------------- PASSING ---------------- ----------- RUSHING ---------- --- TOTAL --- Cmp Att Yards (Rank) Yd/Att TD Int Att Yards (Rank) Yd/Att TD Yards (Rank) Turnovers Offense: 185 389 1,761 (22) 4.13 10 21 503 1,983 (10) 3.9 9 3,744 (17) 33 Defense: 193 369 2,039 ( 9) 5.02 17 16 447 1,758 (10) 3.9 11 3,797 ( 7) 35


Team roster (starters in bold): # Player Pos GP Hgt Wgt Age Exp College 8 Archie Manning QB 11 6'3 215 25 4 Mississippi 11 Bivian Lee DB 13 6'3 200 26 4 Prairie View A&M 12 Bobby Scott QB 5 6'1 200 25 2 Tennessee 13 Larry Cipa QB 4 6'3 208 23 R Michigan 15 Donnie Gibbs P 1 6'2 205 28 1 Texas Christian 16 Tom Blanchard P 13 6'0 190 26 4 Oregon 17 Speedy Thomas WR 1 6'1 170 27 6 Utah 19 Bill McClard K 14 5'10 202 25 3 Arkansas 21 Greg Boyd DB 4 6'2 200 23 2 Arizona 21 Ken Reaves DB 4 6'3 210 30 9 Norfolk State 22 Howard Stevens RB 14 5'5 165 24 2 Louisville 24 Johnny Fuller DB 12 6'0 185 28 7 Lamar 25 Jerry Moore DB 9 6'3 208 25 4 Arkansas 27 Rod McNeill RB 11 6'2 220 23 R Southern California 28 Alvin Maxson RB 14 5'11 205 22 R Southern Methodist 29 Mo Spencer DB 5 6'0 175 22 R North Carolina Central 30 Ernie Jackson DB 13 5'10 175 24 3 Duke 34 Jess Phillips RB 14 6'1 210 27 7 Michigan State 37 Tom Myers DB 12 5'11 184 24 3 Syracuse 38 Bill Butler RB 14 6'0 210 24 3 Kansas State 39 Odell Lawson RB 9 6'2 205 25 4 Langston 40 Terry Schmidt DB 9 6'0 180 22 R Ball State 41 Bob Newland WR 14 6'2 190 26 4 Oregon 42 Joel Parker WR 14 6'5 212 22 R Florida 44 Chris Farasopoulos DB 6 5'11 190 25 4 Brigham Young 47 Jack DeGrenier RB 12 6'1 225 23 1 Texas-Arlington 49 Bob Wicks WR 5 6'3 205 24 2 Utah State 50 Jake Kupp OG 14 6'3 248 33 11 Washington 51 John Didion C 14 6'4 255 27 6 Oregon State 53 Rick Kingrea LB 14 6'1 230 25 4 Tulane 54 Rick Middleton LB 14 6'2 228 22 R Ohio State 55 Don Coleman LB 14 6'2 222 22 R Michigan 57 Jim Merlo LB 14 6'1 225 23 2 Stanford 58 Joe Federspiel LB 14 6'1 235 24 3 Kentucky 59 Wayne Colman LB 14 6'1 220 28 7 Temple 63 Steve Baumgartner DE 14 6'7 260 23 2 Purdue 64 Andy Maurer OG 4 6'3 275 26 5 Oregon 65 Dave Thompson OT 14 6'4 260 25 4 Clemson 66 Rocky Rasley OG 14 6'3 255 27 5 Oregon State 67 Phil LaPorta OT 6 6'4 256 22 R Penn State 71 Paul Fersen OT 1 6'5 260 24 2 Georgia 72 Joe Owens DE 14 6'2 250 27 5 Alcorn State 73 John Mooring OT 11 6'6 255 27 4 Tampa 74 Derland Moore DT 14 6'4 260 23 2 Oklahoma 75 Elex Price DT 14 6'3 260 24 2 Alcorn State 76 Don Morrison OT 11 6'5 260 24 4 Texas-Arlington 78 Billy Newsome DE 13 6'4 260 26 5 Grambling 79 Emanuel Zanders OG 10 6'1 260 23 R Jackson State 80 Earl McCullouch WR 3 5'11 175 28 7 Southern California 80 Sam Havrilak WR 6 6'2 195 26 6 Bucknell 82 Bob Pollard DT 14 6'3 250 25 4 Weber State 83 Len Garrett TE 10 6'3 230 26 4 New Mexico Highlands 84 Paul Seal TE 14 6'4 222 22 R Michigan 85 John Beasley TE 14 6'3 228 29 7 California 85 Henry Childs TE 1 6'2 223 23 R Kansas State 86 Dave Davis WR 7 6'0 175 26 4 Tennessee State 86 Richard Williams WR 2 5'11 170 22 R Abilene Christian 88 Andy Dorris DE 14 6'4 230 23 2 New Mexico State
Per Per Passing Att Cmp Pct Yards Att Cmp TD TD% Int Int% Sack Loss Rating Archie Manning 261 134 51.3 1,429 5.48 10.7 6 2.3 16 6.1 26 172 49.8 Bobby Scott 71 31 43.7 366 5.15 11.8 4 5.6 4 5.6 6 62 55.3 Larry Cipa 55 20 36.4 242 4.40 12.1 0 0.0 0 0.0 4 36 50.7 Bill McClard 1 0 0.0 0 0.00 0.0 0 0.0 1 100.0 0 0 0.0 Joel Parker 1 0 0.0 0 0.00 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 1 6 39.6
Receiving             Rec  Yards    Avg   TD
Alvin Maxson           42    294    7.0    1
Joel Parker            41    455   11.1    4
Paul Seal              32    466   14.6    3
Bob Newland            27    490   18.1    2
Howard Stevens         13     81    6.2    0
Jess Phillips          11     55    5.0    0
John Beasley            5     85   17.0    0
Rod McNeill             5     64   12.8    0
Jack DeGrenier          4     13    3.2    0
Bill Butler             2      3    1.5    0
Sam Havrilak            1     23   23.0    0
Earl McCullouch         1      5    5.0    0
Speedy Thomas           1      3    3.0    0
Rushing               Att  Yards    Avg   TD
Alvin Maxson          165    714    4.3    2
Jess Phillips         174    556    3.2    2
Archie Manning         28    204    7.3    1
Howard Stevens         43    190    4.4    1
Jack DeGrenier         33    110    3.3    0
Rod McNeill            22     90    4.1    1
Bill Butler            21     74    3.5    0
Larry Cipa             12     35    2.9    1
Paul Seal               2      7    3.5    1
Joel Parker             2      2    1.0    0
Bobby Scott             1      1    1.0    0
Kickoff Returns       Att  Yards    Avg   TD
Howard Stevens         33    749   22.7    0
Jess Phillips           7    124   17.7    0
Joe Federspiel          2     20   10.0    0
Rick Middleton          2     18    9.0    0
Don Coleman             2     13    6.5    0
Ernie Jackson           1     27   27.0    0
Terry Schmidt           1     23   23.0    0
Rick Kingrea            1     22   22.0    0
Odell Lawson            1     20   20.0    0
Dave Davis              1     14   14.0    0
Bill Butler             1     12   12.0    0
Mo Spencer              1     -2   -2.0    0
Punt Returns          Att  Yards    Avg   FC   TD
Howard Stevens         37    376   10.2    7    0
Chris Farasopoulos      3     36   12.0    0    0
Ernie Jackson           2      3    1.5    0    0
Rod McNeill             1      0    0.0    0    0
Punting Punts Yards Avg TB In20 Blk Ret Yards Net Tom Blanchard 88 3,704 42.1 0 0 0 0 0 42.1 Donnie Gibbs 3 99 33.0 0 0 0 0 0 33.0 Kicking 0-19 20-29 30-39 40-49 50+ Total PAT Pts Bill McClard 0/0 4/6 2/4 1/4 2/2 9/16 19/20 46 Defense Sacks Ints Yards TD Wayne Colman 1 17 0 Chris Farasopoulos 1 14 0 Joe Federspiel 1 9 0 Johnny Fuller 1 16 0 Ernie Jackson 4 53 0 Jerry Moore 1 0 0 Tom Myers 3 43 0 Terry Schmidt 4 27 1
1974 Draft: NFL Rnd Ovr Pos Player Games College 1 13 LB Rick Middleton 64 Ohio State [pick acquired from DET] 2 36 TE Paul Seal 85 Michigan 4 88 RB Rod McNeill 36 USC [pick acquired from SF] 5 113 WR Joel Parker 22 Florida [pick acquired from SF] 5 121 DB Terry Schmidt 143 Ball State [pick acquired from ATL] 8 201 RB Alvin Maxson 56 SMU [pick acquired from OAK] 9 217 OT Phil LaPorta 20 Penn State 10 235 WR Frosty Anderson Nebraska [pick acquired from HOU] 10 242 OG Tommy Thibodeaux Tulane 11 270 WR Kent Merritt Virginia 12 295 DE Jim Buckmon Pittsburgh 13 320 LB Mike Truax Tulane 14 348 DB Kent Marshall Texas Christian 15 373 QB Larry Cipa 8 Michigan 16 398 LB Don Coleman 27 Michigan 17 426 WR Marvin Williams Western Illinois

Traded draft picks: #1 to DET (Ed O'Neil), #3 to CIN (Dave Lapham), #4 to MIN (Mike Townsend), #5 to CIN (Haskel Stanback), #6 to DET (Willie Burden), #7 to MIA (Carl Swierc), #8 to NYJ (Larry Lightfoot)


Transactions:
01-29-1974traded New Orleans' #1 and #6 picks in the 1974 draft to Lions for Dave Thompson and Detroit's #1 pick in the 1974 draft
03-06-1974traded Ray Hester to Cardinals for an undisclosed draft pick
04-24-1974claimed Bronco Keser on waivers from Oilers
06-07-1974traded Mike Kelly to Chiefs for an undisclosed conditional draft pick
07-19-1974traded Royce Smith and Dick Palmer to Falcons for Ken Reaves and Andy Maurer
08-17-1974traded Tom Drougas to Colts for a #4 pick in the 1976 draft
08-26-1974traded Jubilee Dunbar to Browns for Fair Hooker
10-17-1974traded Ken Reaves to Cardinals for St. Louis' #4 pick in the 1975 draft
10-18-1974traded Andy Maurer to Vikings for Detroit's #3 pick in the 1975 draft


1974 Regular Season Game Log:   Click on the date to view the game summary.

Date        Opponent                   Result      Record
09/15/74    vs San Francisco 49ers     L 13-17     0-1-0
09/22/74    at Los Angeles Rams        L 0-24      0-2-0
09/29/74    vs Atlanta Falcons         W 14-13     1-2-0
10/06/74    at Chicago Bears           L 10-24     1-3-0
10/13/74    at Denver Broncos          L 17-33     1-4-0
10/20/74    at Atlanta Falcons         W 13-3      2-4-0
10/27/74    vs Philadelphia Eagles     W 14-10     3-4-0
11/03/74    at Detroit Lions           L 14-19     3-5-0
11/10/74    vs Miami Dolphins          L 0-21      3-6-0
11/17/74    vs Los Angeles Rams        W 20-7      4-6-0
11/25/74    vs Pittsburgh Steelers     L 7-28      4-7-0
12/01/74    at Minnesota Vikings       L 9-29      4-8-0
12/08/74    vs St. Louis Cardinals     W 14-0      5-8-0
12/15/74    at San Francisco 49ers     L 21-35     5-9-0

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