1978 New Orleans Saints Season Statistics

1978 New Orleans Saints Individual Offensive Player Statistics

Passing Stats

Attempts Completions % Yards Longest Yds./Att Tds Int
Archie Manning 471 291 62% 3416 71t 7.3 17 16
Bobby Scott 5 3 60% 36 23 7.2 0 0
Ike Harris 1 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 0 0
Chuck Muncie 1 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 0 0
Mike Strachen 1 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 0 0
Totals 476 294 61.4% 3452 71t 7.21 17 16

Rushing Statistics

Attempts Yards Average Longest TDs
Tony Galbreath 186 635 3.4 20t 5
Chuck Muncie 160 557 3.5 28t 7
Mike Strachen 108 388 3.6 21 4
Archie Manning 38 202 5.3 19 1
Kim Jones 9 31 3.4 8 0
Ike Harris 2 22 11.0 22 0
Wes Chandler 2 10 5.0 10 0
Jack Holmes 2 4 2.0 4 0
Bobby Scott 1 0 0.0 0 0
Tom Blanchard 2 0 0.0 0 0
Henry Childs 2 -4 -2.0 -1 0
Totals 512 1845 3.6 28t 17

Receiving Statistics

Catches Yards Average Longest TDs
Tony Galbreath 74 582 8.0 35 2
Henry Childs 53 869 16.0 52 4
Ike Harris 40 590 15.0 45 4
Tinker Owens 40 446 11.0 47t 2
Wes Chandler 35 472 14.0 58t 2
Chuck Muncie 26 233 9.0 34 0
Mike Strachen 10 51 5.1 15 0
Rich Mauti 8 69 9 16t 2
Larry Hardy 5 131 26.0 71t 1
Kim Jones 2 10 5.0 6 0
James Van Wagner 1 -1 -1.0 -1 0

Punting Stats

Number Average Longest
Tommy Blanchard 84 42.0 61

Kicking Stats

XP XPA % FG Attempts % Longest Points
Steve Mick-Meyer 18 18 100% 6 13 46% 50 36
Rich Szaro 9 9 100% 4 6 67% 37 21
John Leopoldt 4 5 80% 2 3 67% 39 10
Tom Jurich 2 2 100% 0 3 0% 2
Tony Galbreath 0 1 0% 0 0 0%
Totals 33 35 12 25 48.0% 50 69
Archie Manning Quarterback Saints in 1978
Archie Manning - Pro Bowler in 1978

1978 Total Offense Statistics

Points Avg PPG Yards Avg YPG Plays Avg 1st Downs Turnovers NFC Rank NFL Rank
Totals 281 17.5 4996 312.2 1028 4.9 295 31 4† 8†
†Offensive Rankings based on Total Yards gained.

Individual Defensive Statistics

Interceptions

NO Yards Average Longest TDs
Tommy Myers 6 167 27.8 97t 1
Mo Spencer 4 83 20.8 37 0
Ray Brown 4 50 12.5 19 0
Joe Federspiel 2 12 6.0 12 0
Pat Hughes 2 11 5.5 7 0
Clarence Chapman 2 -4 -2.0 0 0
Eric Felton 1 0 0.0 0 0
Totals 21 319 15.2 97t 1

1978 New Orleans Saints Total Defense

Points Avg PPG Yards Avg YPG Plays Avg 1st Downs Turnovers NFC Rank NFL Rank
Totals 298 24.8 4884 305.2 1025 4.8 286 41 10† 14†
†Defensive Rankings based on Total Yards given up.

Defensive Notes for the Saints 1978 NFL Season

  • The Saints Defense of 1978 was credited with 33 Sacks. (Sacks were not kept as an individual statistic until 1982)

Sept 3 against Vikings – Defense has 4 interceptions, Tommy Myers has 3 with a 97-yard interception for touchdown.

Sept 17 against Eagles – Saints sack Ron Jaworski 5 times.

Oct 15 against 49ers – Saints Sack Steve DeBerg 4 times.

Oct 22 against Rams – Saints get 3 interceptions.

Oct 19 against Giants – Saints intercept Joe Pisarcik 3 times.

Nov 19 against Cowboys – Saints sack Roger Staubach 4 times.

Nov 26 against Falcons – Saints get 3 interceptions

Dec 3 against 49ers – Saints sack 49ers QB Scott Bull 4 times.

Dec 10 against Oilers – Saints Defense gets a safety.



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