The 1972 New Orleans Saints NFL Season Statistics

1972 New Orleans Saints Individual Offensive Player Statistics

Passing Stats

Attempts Completions % Yards Yds./Att Longest Tds Int Rating Sacked/Yards Lost
Archie Manning 448 230 51.3% 2781 6.2 66 18 21 64.6 43/-347
Bob Gresham 1 0 0.0% 0 0.0 0 0 0 39.6 0/0
Totals 449 230 51.2% 2781 6.2 66 18 21 64.5 43/-347

Rushing Statistics

Attempts Yards Average Longest TDs
Bob Gresham 121 381 3.1 23 3
Archie Manning 63 351 5.6 18 2
Bill Butler 54 233 4.3 27 0
Jim Strong 37 120 3.2 9 0
Joe Williams 31 72 2.3 11 0
Arthur Green 14 51 3.6 14 0
James Ford 11 28 2.5 9 0
Virgil Robinson 5 1 0.2 5 0
Dave Parks 1 -7 -7.0 -7 0
Totals 337 1230 3.6 27 5

Receiving Statistics

Catches Yards Average Longest TDs
Bob Newland 47 579 12.3 42 2
Danny Abramowicz 38 668 17.5 51 7
Dave Parks 32 542 16.9 66 6
Bob Gresham 29 192 6.6 54 0
Bill Butler 25 226 9.0 21 2
Joe Williams 16 116 7.2 32 0
Jim Strong 14 123 8.7 16 0
Bob Brown 11 175 15.9 34 1
Margene Adkins 9 96 10.6 38 0
Arthur Green 7 49 7.0 15 0
James Ford 1 9 9.0 9 0
Creston Whitaker 1 6 6.0 6 0

Punting Stats

Number Average Longest
Julian Fagan 71 40.8 71

Kicking Stats

XP XPA % FG Attempts % Longest Points
Happy Feller 10 11 91% 6 11 55% 46 28
Charlie Durkee 9 9 100% 3 9 33% 36 18
Toni Linhart 5 5 100% 2 5 40% 20 11
Totals 24 25 96% 11 25 44% 46 57

1972 Total Offense Statistics

Points Avg PPG Yards Avg YPG Plays Avg 1st Downs Turnovers NFL Rank NFC Rank
Totals 215 15.35 3664 261.71 829 4.4 226 37 20† 9†
†Offensive Rankings based on Total Yards gained.

Individual Defensive Statistics

Interceptions

NO Yards Average Longest TDs
Bivian Lee 4 65 16.2 32 0
Tom Myers 3 0 0.0 0 0
Ernie Jackson 3 14 13.6 31 0
Tom Roussel 2 15 7.5 11 0
Hugo Hollas 1 14 14.0 14 0
Delles Howell 1 6 6.6 6 0
Totals 14 141 10.0 32 0

1972 New Orleans Saints Total Defense

Points Avg PPG Yards Avg YPG Plays Avg 1st Downs Turnovers NFL Rank NFC Rank
Totals 361 25.78 4491 280.68 873 5.1 251 27 21† 11†
†Defensive Rankings based on Total Yards given up.

Defensive Notes for the Saints 1972 NFL Season

  • The Saints Defense of 1972 was credited with 24 Sacks. (Sacks were not kept as an individual statistic until 1982)
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