1979 New Orleans Saints Season Statistics

1979 New Orleans Saints Individual Offensive Player Statistics

Passing Stats

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

Rushing Statistics

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

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

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

Kicking Stats

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
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

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.
Tommy Myers of the New Orleans Saints
Tommy Myers

Defensive Notes for the Saints 1979 NFL Season


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