1980 New Orleans Saints Statistics

 Overall the New Orleans Saints 1980 Statistics ranked among the lowest in the NFL for that season. But losing 90% of your games will do that.

 Rookie Jim Rodgers led the team with a mere 366 yards on the ground and Archie Manning set new team passing records from constantly playing from behind. 

 

1980 New Orleans Saints Individual Offensive Player Statistics

Passing Stats

Attempts Completions % Yards Yds./Att Longest Tds Int QB Rating Sacked
Archie Manning 509 309 60.7% 3716 7.3 56 23 20 81.8 41/-311
Bobby Scott 33 16 48.5% 200 6.1 40 2 1 75.3 4/-41
Guy Benjamin 17 7 41.2% 28 1.7 17 0 1 24.4 0/0
Wes Chandler 1 1 100.0% 43 43.0 43 0 0 118.7 1/-10
Jack Holmes 3 1 33.3% 23 7.7 23 1 0 101.4 0/0
Tony Galbreath 2 0 0.0% 0 0.0 0 0 0 39.6 0/0
Russell Erxleben 1 0 0.0% 0 0.0 0 0 0 39.6 0/0
Total Passing 566 334 59.0% 4010 7.1 56 26 22 79.9 46/-362

Rushing Statistics

Attempts Yards Average Longest TDs
Jim Rodgers 80 366 4.6 24 1
Tony Galbreath 81 308 3.8 26 3
Wayne Wilson 63 188 3.0 15 1
Chuck Muncie 40 168 4.2 24 2
Archie Manning 23 166 7.2 24 0
Jack Holmes 38 119 3.1 20 2
Mike Strachen 20 41 2.1 10 0
Wes Chandler 1 9 9.0 9 0
Rich Mauti 1 2 2.0 2 0
Gordon Banks 1 -5 -5.0 -5 0
Totals 348 1362 3.9 26 9

Receiving Statistics

Catches Yards Average Longest TDs
Wes Chandler 65 975 15 50 6
Tony Galbreath 57 470 8.2 21 2
Ike Harris 37 692 18.7 44 6
Henry Childs 34 463 13.6 30 6
Wayne Wilson 31 241 7.7 42 1
Jack Holmes 29 226 7.7 16 1
Jim Rodgers 27 267 9.8 43 2
Brooks Williams 26 351 26 56 2
Larry Hardy 13 197 15.1 44 0
Chuck Muncie 7 25 3.6 8 0
Mike Strachen 5 60 12.0 23 0
Tinker Owens 1 26 26.0 26 0
Rich Mauti 1 10 10.0 10 0
Gordon Banks 1 7 7.0 7 0

Punting Stats

Number Average
Russell Erxleben 89 39.3

Kicking Stats

XP XPA % FG Attempts % Points
Benny Ricardo 31 34 91% 10 17 59% 61
Russell Erxleben 2 2 100% 2 5 40% 8
Total Kicking 33 36 91.6% 12 22 54.5% 69

1980 Total Offense Statistics

Points Avg PPG Yards Avg YPG Plays Avg 1st Downs Turnovers NFL Rank NFC Rank
Totals 291 18.1 5010 313.1 960 5.2 285 35 17† 10†
†Offensive Rankings based on Total Yards gained.

Individual Defensive Statistics

Interceptions

NO Yards Average Longest TDs
Tom Myers 5 96 19.2 48 0
Ray Brown 2 31 15.5 31 0
James Marshall 2 17 8.5 17 0
Elois Grooms 1 37 37.0 37 0
Reggie Mathis 1 15 15.0 15 0
Jim Kovach 1 0 0.0 0 0
Totals 12 196 16.3 48 0

1980 New Orleans Saints Total Defense

Points Avg PPG Yards Avg YPG Plays Avg 1st Downs Turnovers NFL Rank NFC Rank
Totals 487 30.4 6218 388.6 1102 5.6 360 24 28 14
†Defensive Rankings based on Total Yards given up.

Defensive Notes for the Saints 1980 NFL Season


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