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1971 New Orleans Saints season

 

1971 New Orleans Saints season

1971 New Orleans Saints season
Head coach J. D. Roberts
General manager Vic Schwenk
Owner John W. Mecom, Jr.
Home field Tulane Stadium
Results
Record 4–8–2
Division place 4th NFC West
Playoff finish did not qualify
Timeline
Previous season      Next season
< 1970      1972 >

The 1971 New Orleans Saints season was the Saints fifth season. The Saints drafted Archie Manning with their first round pick, the second overall.

Manning led the Saints to their first opening day victory in franchise history, scoring a touchdown run on a rollout on the final play of a 24-20 victory over the Los Angeles Rams. Four weeks later, Manning engineered a 24-14 victory over the Dallas Cowboys, who would return to Tulane Stadium in January and win Super Bowl VI over the Miami Dolphins.

Offseason

NFL Draft

Round Pick Player Position School
1 2 Archie Manning Quarterback Mississippi

Personnel

Staff

1971 New Orleans Saints staff
Front Office
  • President – John W. Mecom, Jr.
  • General Manager – Vic Schwenk

Head Coaches

Assistant Coaches

[1]

Regular season

Schedule

Week Date Opponent Result Attendance
1 September 19, 1971 Los Angeles Rams W 24-20
70,915
2 September 26, 1971 San Francisco 49ers L 38-20
81,595
3 October 3, 1971 at Houston Oilers T 13-13
47,966
4 October 10, 1971 at Chicago Bears L 35-14
55,049
5 October 17, 1971 Dallas Cowboys W 24-14
83,088
6 October 24, 1971 at Atlanta Falcons L 28-6
58,850
7 October 31, 1971 at Washington Redskins L 24-14
53,041
8 November 7, 1971 Oakland Raiders T 21-21
83,102
9 November 14, 1971 at San Francisco 49ers W 26-20
45,138
10 November 21, 1971 Minnesota Vikings L 23-10
83,130
11 November 28, 1971 at Green Bay Packers W 29-21
48,035
12 December 5, 1971 at Los Angeles Rams L 45-28
73,610
13 December 12, 1971 Cleveland Browns L 21-17
72,794
14 December 19, 1971 Atlanta Falcons L 24-20
75,954

Game summaries

Week 1

1 234Total
Rams 0 3314 20
Saints 0 3147 24

[2]



Standings

NFC West
Team W L T PCT PF PA
San Francisco 49ers 9 5 0 .643 300 216
Los Angeles Rams 8 5 1 .615 313 260
Atlanta Falcons 7 6 1 .538 274 277
New Orleans Saints 4 8 2 .333 266 347
[3]

References

External links

  • Saints on Pro Football Reference

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