1979 New Orleans Saints Season Statistics

Offensive Statistics for the 1979 New Orleans Saints

1979 Passing Statistics

Attempts Completions % Yards Yds./Att Longest Tds Int Rating
Archie Manning 420 252 60% 3169 7.55 85 15 20 75.6
Bobby Scott 2 2 100% 12 6.0 6 0 0 70.1
Tony Galbreath 3 2 66.6% 70 23.3 48 0 1 135.4
Chuck Muncie 2 1 50% 40 20.0 40t 1 0 91.7
Russell Erxleben 1 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0 1 0.0
Totals 428 257 60.0 3291 7.08 85 24 26 75.2

1979 Rushing Statistics

  • Nw Orleans Saints fullback Tony Galbreath in 1979
    Saints Fullback Tony Galbreath
Attempts Yards Average Longest TDs
Chuck Muncie 238 1198 5.0 69t 11
Tony Galbreath 189 708 3.7 27 9
Mike Strachen 62 276 4.5 23 6
Archie Manning 35 186 5.3 20 2
Jack Holmes 17 68 4.0 14 0
Wayne Wilson 5 26 5.2 16 0
Ike Harris 2 9 4.5 16 0
Kim Jones 3 5 1.7 3 1
Totals 551 2476 4.5 69t 28

1979 Receiving Statistics

  • 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
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

1979 Punting Statistics

Number Average Longest
Rick Partridge 57 40.9 61
Wes Chandler 8 31.0 40
Russell Erxleben 4 37.0 40
Totals 69 39.5 61

1979 Kicking Statistics

XP XPA % FG Attempts % Longest Points
Garo Yepremian 39 40 98% 12 16 75% 44 75
Tony Galbreath 1 2 50% 2 3 66.6% 27 7
Russell Erxleben 4 4 100% 2 2 100% 38 10
Totals 44 45 97.7% 16 21 76.1% 44 92

1979 New Orleans Saints 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.

1979 New Orleans Saints Defensive Statistics

1979 Interception Leaders

NO Yards Average Longest TDs
Tom Myers 7 127 18.1 52t 1
Pat Hughes 4 62 15.5 40 0
Eric Felton 4 53 13.3 53 0
Don Schwartz 2 31 15.5 22 0
Ken Bordeleon 2 24 12.0 19t 1
Clarence Chapman 2 12 6.5 12 0
David Gray 1 32 32.0 32 0
Ralph McGill 1 6 6.0 6 0
Ray Brown 1 2 2.2 2 0
Elois Grooms 1 -2 -2.0 -2 0
Totals 26 351 13.5 52 2

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.

Other Saints Defense Notes for the 1979 NFL Season

-The 1979 New Orleans Saints Defense is credited with 46 sacks (Sacks were not kept as an official individual statistic until 1982)

 
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