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The 1990 New Orleans Saints Season

The 1990 New Orleans Saints NFL Season Schedule

Regular Season
Sept 10 49ers L 12-13
Sep 16 Vikings L 3-32
Sep 23 Cardinals W 28-17
Oct 30 BYE
Oct 7 Falcons L 27-28
Oct 14 Browns W 25-20
Oct 21 Oilers L 10-23
Oct 28 Lions L 27-10
Nov 4 Bengals W 21-7
Nov 11 Buccaneers W 35-7
Nov 18 Redskins L 17-31
Nov 25 Falcons W 10-7
Dec 2 Cowboys L 13-17
Dec 9 Rams W 24-20
Dec 16 Steelers L 6-9
Dec 23 49ers W 13-10
Dec 31 Rams W 20-17
Playoffs
Jan 6 Bears L 6-16

8 Wins 8 Loses 1 playoff loss
Coach: Jim Mora
First Round Draft Pick: Renaldo Turnbull DE West Virginia

A letdown of a season. After 4 years of steady improvement the Saints struggled to make .500. It was a Morten Andersen field goal against the Rams with 2 seconds left that sent The New Orleans Saints to the second post season game in franchise history.
When hometown favorite Bobby Hebert sat out the season after demanding to be traded, Saints fans put there faith in John Fourcade. Fourcade had closed out the 1989 season in sensational fashion leading the Saints to 3 straight wins over some very impressive teams. Unfortunately, he struggled in the opening games of 1990 saints season and was benched as Dallas signal caller Steve Walsh was obtained for the first and third picks of the 1991 draft and the second of the 1992.
Renaldo Turnbull of West Virginia was taken with the first round pick and would put in 6 seasons of productive service with the Saints. Turnbull finished his career with 44 1/2 sacks as a Saint. Also acquired in the 1990 draft were corner back Vince Buck who played 5 seasons as a Saint.
Pat Swilling and Vaughn Johnson were each selected to their second Pro Bowls while Morten Andersen made his 5th.

John Fourcade is sacked in the 1990 New Orleans Saints playoff game against the Bears

John Fourcade was sacked twice and threw 2 interceptions in the 6-16 playoff loss at Soldiers Field to Mike Ditka’s Bears.


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