1979 New Orleans Saints Season Statistics

1979 New Orleans Saints Individual Offensive Player Statistics

Passing Stats

 AttemptsCompletions%YardsYds./AttLongestTdsIntRating
Archie Manning42025260%31697.5585152075.6
Bobby Scott22100%126.060070.1
Tony Galbreath3266.6%7023.34801135.4
Chuck Muncie2150%4020.040t1091.7
Russell Erxleben100.000.00010.0
Totals42825760.032917.0885242675.2

Rushing Statistics

 AttemptsYardsAverageLongestTDs
Chuck Muncie23811985.069t11
Tony Galbreath1897083.7279
Mike Strachen622764.5236
Archie Manning351865.3202
Jack Holmes17684.0140
Wayne Wilson5265.2160
Ike Harris294.5160
Kim Jones351.731
Totals55124764.569t28

Receiving Statistics

Catches Yards Average Longest TDs
Wes Chandler 65 1069 16.4 85 6
Tony Galbreath 58 484 8.3 38 1
Henry Childs 51 846 16.5 51 5
Chuck Muncie 40 308 7.7 28 0
Ike Harris 25 395 15.8 42 2
Tinker Owens 7 72 10.2 21 1
Jack Holmes 3 19 6.3 13 0
Mike Strachen 3 9 3.0 5 0
Rich Mauti 2 64 32.0 61 0
Brooks Williams 2 22 11.0 14 0
Larry Hardy 1 3 3.0 3t 1

Punting Stats

 NumberAverageLongest
Rick Partridge5740.961
Wes Chandler831.040
Russell Erxleben437.040
Totals6939.561

Kicking Stats

 XPXPA%FGAttempts%LongestPoints
Garo Yepremian394098%121675%4475
Tony Galbreath1250%2366.6%277
Russell Erxleben44100%22100%3810
Totals444597.7%162176.1%4492
Thunder and Lighting -- Chuck Muncie and Tony Galbreath
Thunder and Lighting -- Chuck Muncie and Tony Galbreath
New Orleans Saints Receiver Wes Chandler catches a pass against the Falcons in 1979.
Saints Receiver Wes Chandler catches a pass against the Falcons
New Orleans Saints Tight End Henry Childs
Tight End Henry Childs

1967 Total Offense Statistics

Points Yards Plays Avg 1st Downs Turnovers NFL Rank NFC Rank
Totals 370 5627 996 5.6 315 36 4† 2†
†Offensive Rankings based on Total Yards gained.

Individual Defensive Statistics

Interceptions

 NOYardsAverageLongestTDs
Tom Myers712718.152t1
Pat Hughes46215.5400
Eric Felton45313.3530
Don Schwartz23115.5220
Ken Bordeleon22412.019t1
Clarence Chapman2126.5120
David Gray13232.0320
Ralph McGill166.060
Ray Brown122.220
Elois Grooms1-2-2.0-20
Totals2635113.5522

1979 New Orleans Saints Total Defense

Points Avg PPG Yards Avg YPG Plays Avg 1st Downs Turnovers NFL Rank NFC Rank
Totals 360 22.5 5535 345.9 1055 5.2 334 42 22 12
†Defensive Rankings based on Total Yards given up.
Tommy Myers of the New Orleans Saints
Tommy Myers

Defensive Notes for the Saints 1979 NFL Season

  • The Saints Defense of 1979 was credited with 46 Sacks. (Sacks were not kept as an individual statistic until 1982)

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