1968 New Orleans Saints Statistics

In 1968 the New Orleans Saints actually improved by winning 1½ more games than they won the previous season and quarterback Billy Kilmer emerged as the undisputed starter

1968 New Orleans Saints Individual Offensive Player Statistics

Passing Statistics

 AttemptsCompletions%YardsYds./AttLongestTdsIntRatingSacks/Yards Loss
Billy Kilmer31516753%20606.551151766.926/-170
Karl Sweetan782734.6%3184.1421912.65/-129
Ronnie South381436.81293.4191322.82/-14
Tom Barrington6233.3427.0230059.00/0
Don McCall100.00000039.60/0
Dave Parks100.00000039.60/0
Totals43921047.825495.851172951.533/-213

Rushing Statistics

 AttemptsYardsAverageLongestTDs
Don McCall1556374.1484
Tony Lorick1043443.3360
Randy Schultz431523.5150
Tom Barrington451112.5220
Ernie Wheelwright21994.7151
Billy Kilmer21974.6222
John Gilliam23618290
Danny Abramowicz22713.5180
Ray Poage12222.0220
Ronnie South451.2520
Tony Baker42.530
Tom McNeil21.5150
Dave Whitsell1-1-1.0-10
Karl Sweetan4-5-1.220
Totals40915273.7487

Receiving Statistics

Catches Yards Average Longest TDs
Danny Abramowicz 54 890 16.4 47 7
Tony Lorick 26 272 10.4 29 3
Don McCall 26 270 10.3 25 2
Dave Parks 25 258 10.3 41 0
John Gilliam 24 284 11.8 39 0
Jim Hester 17 300 17.6 51 2
Monty Stickles 15 206 13.7 35 2
Randy Schultz 12 34 2.8 14 0
Tom Barrington 9 33 8.2 10 1
Ray Poage 1 11 11.0 11 0
Ernie Wheelwright 1 -9 -9.0 -9 0

Punting Stats

 NumberAverageLongest
Tom McNeill4941.058
Ronnie South1427.644
Jim Fraser1135.556
Tony Lorick136.036
Totals7537.658

Kicking Stats

XP XPA % FG Attempts % Longest Points
Charlie Durkee 27 27 100% 19 37 51% 42 84
Roy Schmidt and Del Williams lead blocking for Fullback Tony Lorick - Saints Offense in 1968
Roy Schmidt (#63) and Del Williams (#61) lead blocking for Fullback Tony Lorick (#34)

1968 Total Offense Statistics

Points AVG PPG Yards AVG YPG Plays Avg 1st Downs Turnovers NFL Rank
Totals 246 17.5 3863 275.9 881 4.4 224 40 12†
†Offensive Rankings based on Total Yards gained.

Individual Defensive Statistics

Interceptions

 NOYardsAverageLongestTDs
Dave Whitsell6447.3320
Gene Howard35117.0350
Bo Burris312943.0941
Les Kelly100.000
Lou Cordileone177.070
Elbert Kimbrough11515.0150
Totals1626216.4941

1968 New Orleans Saints Total Defense

Points Yards Plays Avg 1st Downs Turnovers NFL Rank
Totals 327 4291 839 5.1 228 42 9†
†Defensive Rankings based on Total Yards gained.
Les Kelly and Dave Whitsell Move in to Tackle Jim Nance of the Patriots in 1968 Preseason Action
Les Kelly (#30) and Dave Whitsell (#23) move in to take down Jim Nance of the Patriots in 1968 Preseason Action
Doug Atkins and the 1968 New Orleans Saints Defense Brings Down Don Meredith
Doug Atkins leads the Saints Defense in a Sack of Cowboys Quarterback Don Meredith

Defensive Notes for the Saints 1968 NFL Season

  • The Saints Defense of 1968 was credited with 34 Sacks. (Sacks were not kept as an individual statistic until 1982)

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