1980 New Orleans Saints Statistics

 Overall the New Orleans Saints 1980 Statistics ranked among the lowest in the NFL for that season. But losing 90% of your games will do that.

 Rookie Jim Rodgers led the team with a mere 366 yards on the ground and Archie Manning set new team passing records from constantly playing from behind. 

 

1980 New Orleans Saints Individual Offensive Player Statistics

Passing Stats

 AttemptsCompletions%YardsYds./AttLongestTdsIntQB RatingSacked
Archie Manning50930960.7%37167.356232081.841/-311
Bobby Scott331648.5%2006.1402175.34/-41
Guy Benjamin17741.2%281.7170124.40/0
Wes Chandler11100.0%4343.04300118.71/-10
Jack Holmes3133.3%237.72310101.40/0
Tony Galbreath200.0%00.000039.60/0
Russell Erxleben100.0%00.000039.60/0
Total Passing56633459.0%40107.156262279.946/-362

Rushing Statistics

 AttemptsYardsAverageLongestTDs
Jim Rodgers803664.6241
Tony Galbreath813083.8263
Wayne Wilson631883.0151
Chuck Muncie401684.2242
Archie Manning231667.2240
Jack Holmes381193.1202
Mike Strachen20412.1100
Wes Chandler199.090
Rich Mauti122.020
Gordon Banks1-5-5.0-50
Totals34813623.9269

Receiving Statistics

Catches Yards Average Longest TDs
Wes Chandler 65 975 15 50 6
Tony Galbreath 57 470 8.2 21 2
Ike Harris 37 692 18.7 44 6
Henry Childs 34 463 13.6 30 6
Wayne Wilson 31 241 7.7 42 1
Jack Holmes 29 226 7.7 16 1
Jim Rodgers 27 267 9.8 43 2
Brooks Williams 26 351 26 56 2
Larry Hardy 13 197 15.1 44 0
Chuck Muncie 7 25 3.6 8 0
Mike Strachen 5 60 12.0 23 0
Tinker Owens 1 26 26.0 26 0
Rich Mauti 1 10 10.0 10 0
Gordon Banks 1 7 7.0 7 0

Punting Stats

Number Average
Russell Erxleben 89 39.3

Kicking Stats

 XPXPA%FGAttempts%Points
Benny Ricardo313491%101759%61
Russell Erxleben22100%2540%8
Total Kicking333691.6%122254.5%69

 

1980 Total Offense Statistics

 PointsAvg
PPG
YardsAvg
YPG
PlaysAvg1st
Downs
TurnoversNFL
Rank
NFC Rank
Totals29118.15010313.19605.22853517†10†
†Offensive Rankings based on Total Yards gained.

Individual Defensive Statistics

Interceptions

NO Yards Average Longest TDs
Tom Myers 5 96 19.2 48 0
Ray Brown 2 31 15.5 31 0
James Marshall 2 17 8.5 17 0
Elois Grooms 1 37 37.0 37 0
Reggie Mathis 1 15 15.0 15 0
Jim Kovach 1 0 0.0 0 0
Totals 12 196 16.3 48 0

1980 New Orleans Saints Total Defense

Points Avg PPG Yards Avg YPG Plays Avg 1st Downs Turnovers NFL Rank NFC Rank
Totals 487 30.4 6218 388.6 1102 5.6 360 24 28 14
†Defensive Rankings based on Total Yards given up.

Defensive Notes for the Saints 1980 NFL Season

  • The Saints Defense of 1980 was credited with 27 Sacks. (Sacks were not kept as an individual statistic until 1982)

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