1979 New Orleans Saints Season Statistics

1979 New Orleans Saints Team Statistics

1979 New Orleans Saints Rushing Statistics

Attempts Yards Average TDs
Chuck Muncie 238 1198 5.0 11
Tony Galbreath 189 708 3.7 9
Mike Strachen 62 276 4.5 6
Archie Manning 35 186 5.3 2
Jack Holmes 17 68 4.0 0
Wayne Wilson 5 26 5.2 0
Ike Harris 2 9 4.5 0
Kim Jones 3 5 1.7 1

1979 New Orleans Saints Receiver Statistics

Catches Yards Average TDs
Wes Chandler 65 1069 16.4 6
Tony Galbreath 58 484 8.3 1
Henry Childs 51 846 16.5 5
Chuck Muncie 40 308 7.7 0
Ike Harris 25 395 15.8 2
Tinker Owens 7 72 10.2 1
Jack Holmes 3 19 6.3 0
Mike Strachen 3 9 3.0 0
Rich Mauti 2 64 32.0 0
Brooks Williams 2 22 11.0 0
Larry Hardy 1 3 3.0 1

1979 New Orleans Saints Passing Statistics

Attempts Completions % Yards Yds./Att Tds Int Rating
Archie Manning 420 252 60% 3169 7.6 15 20 75.6
Bobby Scott 2 2 100% 12 6.0 0 0 70.1
Tony Galbreath 3 2 66.6% 70 23.3 0 1 135.4
Chuck Muncie 2 1 50% 40 20.0 1 0 91.7
Russell Erxleben 1 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 1 0.0

1979 New Orleans Saints Punting Statistics

Number Average
Rick Partridge 57 40.9
Wes Chandler 8 31.0
Russell Erxleben 4 37.0

1979 New Orleans Saints Kicking Statistics

XP XPA % FG Attempts % Points
Garo Yepremian 39 40 98% 12 16 75% 75
Tony Galbreath 1 2 50% 2 3 66.6% 7
Russell Erxleben 4 4 100% 2 2 100% 10

1979 New Orleans Saints Total Offense Statistics

Points Yards Plays Avg 1st
Downs
Turnovers NFL
Rank
NFC
Rank
Totals 370 5627 996 5.6 315 36 4† 2†
†Offensive Rankings based on Total Yards gained.

1979 New Orleans Saints Defensive Statistics

1979 New Orleans Saints Interception Leaders

NO Yards Average Longest TDs
Tom Myers 7 127 18.1 52t 1
Pat Hughes 4 62 15.5 40 0
Eric Felton 4 53 13.3 53 0
Don Schwartz 2 31 15.5 22 0
Ken Bordeleon 2 24 12.0 19t 1
Clarence Chapman 2 12 6.5 12 0
David Gray 1 32 32.0 32 0
Ralph McGill 1 6 6.0 6 0
Ray Brown 1 2 2.2 2 0
Elois Grooms 1 -2 -2.0 -2 0
Totals 26 351 13.5 52 2

1979 New Orleans Saints Total Defense

Points Avg
PPG
Yards Avg
YPG
Plays Avg 1st
Downs
Turnovers NFL
Rank
NFC
Rank
Totals 360 22.5 5535 345.9 1055 5.2 334 42 22 12
†Defensive Rankings based on Total Yards given up.

 

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