1985 New Orleans Saints Season

  • 5 Wins 11 Loses
  • Coach: Bum Phillips
  • First Round Pick: Alvin Toles Linebacker, Tennessee

Bye Bye Bum

 After 19 years of existence, the New Orleans Saints had yet to finish above .500. Bum Phillips resigned week 12, after an upset over Minnesota. his son Wade Phillips took over to finish out the season. Earl Campbell was given the starting job when George Rodgers was traded away during the off season to Washington. Earl only proved his best days were past as he managed only 1 TD all season long (643 yards rushing). Wayne Wilson led the team in rushing: 168 carries-645 yards. Team favorite Hoby Brenner led in receiving with 42 catches, 652 yards, 3 TDs. Dave Wilson’s passing numbers were 293 attempts-145 completions-1843 yards and 11 TDs.

 A few bright spots among this lackluster offense were home grown products WR Eric Martin (LSU) and QB Bobby Hebert (Northwestern Louisiana). Also, Kicker Morten Andersen nailed 89% of his field goals (31 of 35) and scored 120 points on the year.

The New Orleans Saints 1985 Season Schedule

Regular Season
Sept 8 Chiefs L 27-47
Sep 15 Broncos L 23-34
Sep 22 Buccaneers W 20-13
Sep 29 49ers W 20-17
Oct 6 Eagles W 23-21
Oct 13 Raiders L 13-23
Oct 20 Falcons L 24-31
Oct 27 Giants L 13-21
Nov 3 Rams L 10-28
Nov 10 Seahawks L 3-27
Nov17 Packers L 14-38
Nov 24 Vikings W 30-23
Dec 1 Rams W 29-3
Dec 8 Cardinals L 16-28
Dec 15 49ers L 19-31
Dec 22 Falcons L 10-16
Hooby Brenner 1981 New Orleans Saints Tight End
Tight End Hoby Brenner
Wayne Wilson New Orleans Saints 1985
Wayne Wilson
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