1976 New Orleans Saints Season Statistics

 The 1976 New Orleans Saints – Bobby Scott and Bobby Douglass led the team in passing while rookie Chuck Muncie, the first-round draft pick from California was the leading ground gainer with 659 yards.

 The Saints Defense was credited with 39 sacks while Linebacker Jim Merlo led the team with 4 interceptions – 2 of which he returned for touchdowns.

1976 New Orleans Saints Individual Offensive Player Statistics

Passing Stats

 AttemptsCompletions%LongestYardsYds/AttTdsIntRatingSacked/Yards Lost
Bobby Scott19010354.2%7410655.64664.224/-162
Bobby Douglass21310348.3%60t12886.04858.226/-189
Tom Blanchard00000000—-1/-18
Totals40320651.17423535.881461.251/-369

Rushing Statistics

 AttemptsYardsAverageLongestTDs
Chuck Muncie1496594.4512
Tony Galbreath1365704.274t7
Mike Strachen662583.9312
Alvin Maxson341203.5161
Bobby Douglass21924.4192
Bobby Scott12484.0131
Kim Jones6213.5100
Henry Childs11616.016t1
Andrew Jones122.020
Larry Burton3-4-1.340
Paul Seal2-7-3.5-10
Totals43117754.174t16

Receiving Statistics

Catches Yards Average Longest TDs
Tony Galbreath 54 420 7.7 35 1
Don Herrmann 34 535 15.7 57 0
Chuck Muncie 31 272 8.7 33 0
Henry Childs 26 349 13.4 46t 3
Larry Burton 18 297 16.5 69t 2
Tinker Owens 12 241 20.0 74 1
Paul Seal 9 72 8.0 15 0
Jim Thaxton 7 112 16.0 25t 1
Alvin Maxson 7 21 3.0 14 0
Mike Strachen 6 22 3.6 14 0
Kim Jones 1 14 14.0 14 0
Bobby Douglass 1 -2 -2.0 74 0

Punting Stats

Number Average Longest
Tommy Blanchard 101 39.3 63

Kicking Stats

XP XPA % FG Attempts % Longest Points
Rich Szaro 25 29 86% 18 23 78% 50 79

1976 Total Offense Statistics

Points Avg YPG Yards Avg YPG Plays Avg 1st Downs Turnovers NFL Rank NFC Rank
Totals 253 18.0 3759 268.5 885 4.2 226 32 21† 10†
†Offensive Rankings based on Total Yards gained.

Individual Defensive Statistics

Interceptions

 NOYardsAverageLongestTDs
Jim Merlo414235.5832
Pete Athas22211.0220
Ernie Jackson252.550
Chuck Crist12020.0200
Ben Hart12121.0210
Mo Spencer100.000
Tom Myers100.000
Totals1221217.6832

1976 New Orleans Saints Total Defense

Points Avg PPG Yards Avg YPG Plays Avg 1st Downs Turnovers NFL Rank
Totals 379 27.0 4928 352.0 902 5.4 276 12 13
†Defensive Rankings based on Total Yards given up.

Defensive Notes for the Saints 1976 NFL Season


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