1969 New Orleans Saints season

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1969 New Orleans Saints season
Head coach Tom Fears
General manager Vic Schwenk
Owner John W. Mecom, Jr.
Home field Tulane Stadium
Results
Record 5–9
Division place 3rd Capitol
Playoff finish did not qualify

The 1969 New Orleans Saints season was the team's third as a member of the National Football League. They improved on their previous season's output of 4–9–1, winning five games.[1] The team failed to qualify for the playoffs for the third consecutive season. Tom Dempsey led the team in scoring with 99 points and was named to the Pro Bowl. [2]

The 1969 Saints surrendered 7.90 yards per-pass-attempt (including quarterback sacks), an NFL record at the time for the Super Bowl Era, and third all-time as of 2012.[3]

Offseason

NFL draft

1969 New Orleans Saints draft
Round Pick Player Position College Notes
1 17 John Shinners  Guard Xavier
      Made roster  

[4]

Personnel

Staff

1969 New Orleans Saints staff
Front office
  • President – John W. Mecom, Jr.
  • General Manager – Vic Schwenk

Head coaches

Offensive coaches

Defensive coaches



[5]

Roster

1969 New Orleans Saints roster
Quarterbacks

Running backs

Wide receivers

Tight ends

Offensive linemen

Defensive linemen

Linebackers

Defensive backs

Special teams


Rookies in italics

Schedule

Week Date Opponent Result Attendance
1 September 21, 1969 Washington Redskins L 26–20
73,147
2 September 28, 1969 Dallas Cowboys L 21–17
79,567
3 October 5, 1969 at Los Angeles Rams L 36–17
54,879
4 October 12, 1969 Cleveland Browns L 27–17
71,274
5 October 19, 1969 Baltimore Colts L 30–10
80,636
6 October 26, 1969 at Philadelphia Eagles L 13–10
60,658
7 November 2, 1969 at St. Louis Cardinals W 51–42
46,718
8 November 9, 1969 at Dallas Cowboys L 33–17
68,282
9 November 16, 1969 at New York Giants W 25–24
62,927
10 November 23, 1969 San Francisco 49ers W 43–38
71,448
11 November 30, 1969 Philadelphia Eagles W 26–17
72,805
12 December 7, 1969 at Atlanta Falcons L 45–17
57,021
13 December 14, 1969 at Washington Redskins L 17–14
50,354
14 December 21, 1969 Pittsburgh Steelers W 27–24
72,256

Standings

NFL Capitol
W L T PCT DIV CONF PF PA STK
Dallas Cowboys 11 2 1 .846 6–0 9–1 369 223 W3
Washington Redskins 7 5 2 .583 3–2–1 6–3–1 307 319 L1
New Orleans Saints 5 9 0 .357 1–5 4–6 311 393 W1
Philadelphia Eagles 4 9 1 .308 1–4–1 4–5–1 279 377 L4

Note: Tie games were not officially counted in the standings until 1972.

Awards and honors

References

  1. ^ 1969 New Orleans Saints
  2. ^ Numbelievable!, p.19, Michael X. Ferraro and John Venziano, Triumph Books, 2007, Chicago, Illinois, ISBN 978-1-57243-990-0
  3. ^ Cold Hard Football Facts: Ryan Kalil ad: Carolina D not up to the task, third to only the 1981 Colts and 1975 Jets
  4. ^ "1969 New Orleans Saints draftees". Pro-Football-Reference.com. Retrieved November 10, 2014. 
  5. ^ "All-Time Roster". NewOrleansSaints.com. Retrieved June 23, 2012. 
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