1987 New Orleans Saints Defense

1987 New Orleans Saints Sack Leaders

Pat Swilling10.5
Rickey Jackson9.5
Frank Warren6
Jim Wilks5.5
Bruce Clark4.5
Larry McCoy2
Brett Maxie2
Tony Elliott2
Bill Leach1.5
Patrick Swoopes1
Vaughn Johnson1
Joe Deforest1
Derrick Taylor0.5
Team Sack Totals47


Dave Waymer+57815.6350
Reggie Sutton56813.6260
Milton Mack4328.0260
Van Jakes33210.6270
Brett Maxie3175.6100
Gene Atkins3124.080
Rickey Jackson242.040
Antonio Gibson11717.0170
Vaughn Johnson11010.0100
Scott Leach11010.0100
Pat Swilling11010.0100
Johnnie Poe100.000
Team Interception Totals30280-9.3350
  • + – Pro Bowl Selection

Top Tacklers

Vaughan Johnson 87
Rickey Jackson 74
Sam Mills+ 58
Pat Swilling 49
Brett Maxie 48
Jumpy Geathers 629
Gene Atkins 36
Milton Mack 25
Frank Warren 20
  • + – Pro Bowl Selection
Saints linebackers Rickey Jackson & Sam Mills stop the Eagles Keith Byars in 1987
Rickey Jackson and Sam Mills lead the Saints defense in stopping Keith Byars of the Eagles in 1987.

1987 New Orleans Saints Total Defense

Points AVG PPG Yards AVG YPG Plays Avg/Play 1st Downs Turnovers NFL Rank NFC Rank
Totals 283 17.6 4350 271.8 924 4.7 270 48 4† 3†
†Defensive Rankings based on Total Yards given up.
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