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

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

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

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

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
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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