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 Statistics

1976 New Orleans Saints Quarterback Statistics

Attempts Completions % Longest Yards Yds/Att Tds Int Rating Sacked/Yards Lost
Bobby Scott 190 103 54.2% 74 1065 5.6 4 6 64.2 24/-162
Bobby Douglass 213 103 48.3% 60t 1288 6.0 4 8 58.2 26/-189
Tom Blanchard 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 —- 1/-18
Totals 403 206 51.1 74 2353 5.8 8 14 61.2 51/-369
  • Alvin Maxson 1976 New Orleans Saints Topps card
    Saints Half-Back Alvin Maxson
  • Tommy Myers 1976 New Orleans Saints Topps Card
    Tommy Myers
  • Ernie Jackson 1976 New Orleans Saints Topps Card
    Ernie Jackson

1976 New Orleans Saints Rushing Statistics

Attempts Yards Average Longest TDs
Chuck Muncie 149 659 4.4 51 2
Tony Galbreath 136 570 4.2 74t 7
Mike Strachen 66 258 3.9 31 2
Alvin Maxson 34 120 3.5 16 1
Bobby Douglass 21 92 4.4 19 2
Bobby Scott 12 48 4.0 13 1
Kim Jones 6 21 3.5 10 0
Henry Childs 1 16 16.0 16t 1
Andrew Jones 1 2 2.0 2 0
Larry Burton 3 -4 -1.3 4 0
Paul Seal 2 -7 -3.5 -1 0
Totals 431 1775 4.1 74t 16

1976 New Orleans Saints Receiver 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

1976 New Orleans Saints Punting Statistics

Number Average Longest
Tommy Blanchard 101 39.3 63

1976 New Orleans Saints Kicking Statistics

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

New Orleans Saints 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.

1976 New Orleans Saints Individual Defensive Statistics

1976 New Orleans Saints Interception Leaders

NO Yards Average Longest TDs
Jim Merlo 4 142 35.5 83 2
Pete Athas 2 22 11.0 22 0
Ernie Jackson 2 5 2.5 5 0
Chuck Crist 1 20 20.0 20 0
Ben Hart 1 21 21.0 21 0
Mo Spencer 1 0 0.0 0 0
Tom Myers 1 0 0.0 0 0
Totals 12 212 17.6 83 2

1976 New Orleans Saints Total Defense

Points Avg
PPG
Yards Avg
YPG
Plays Avg 1st
Downs
Turnovers NFL
Rank
NFC
Rank
Totals 346 24.7 4491 320.8 960 4.7 275 39 21 11
†Defensive Rankings based on Total Yards given up.

Other Saints Notes for the 1976 NFL Season

-The 1976 New Orleans Saints Defense is credited with 39 sacks (Sacks were not kept as an official individual statistic until 1982)

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