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1982 New Orleans Saints season

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1982 New Orleans Saints season

1982 New Orleans Saints season
Head coach Bum Phillips
General manager Bum Phillips
Owner John Mecom, Jr.
Home field Louisiana Superdome
Record 4–5
Division place 9th NFC
Playoff finish did not qualify
Previous season      Next season
< 1981      1983 >

The 1982 New Orleans Saints season saw the Saints nearly qualify for the NFL Playoffs.


NFL Draft

Round Pick Player Position School



1982 New Orleans Saints staff
Front Office
  • Owner – John Mecom, Jr.
  • President – Eddie Jones
  • Director of Football Operations – Harry Hulmes
  • Director of Player Personnel – Pat Peppler

Head Coaches

Offensive Coaches

  • Offensive Coordinator – King Hill
  • Offensive Backfield – John Levra
  • Receivers – Lamar McHan
  • Offensive Line – Joe Spencer
  • Assistant Offensive Line – Carl Mauck

Defensive Coaches

  • Defensive Coordinator – Wade Phillips
  • Defensive Line – Willie Zapalac
  • Linebackers – John Paul Young
  • Defensive Backfield – Lance Van Zandt

Special Teams Coaches

  • Special Teams – Harold Richardson

Strength and Conditioning

  • Strength and Conditioning – Russell Paternostro


Regular season


Week Date Opponent Result Attendance
1 September 12, 1982 St. Louis Cardinals L 21-7
2 September 19, 1982 at Chicago Bears W 10-0
3 November 21, 1982 Kansas City Chiefs W 27-17
4 November 28, 1982 at San Francisco 49ers W 23-20
5 December 5, 1982 Tampa Bay Buccaneers L 13-10
6 December 12, 1982 at Atlanta Falcons L 35-0
7 December 19, 1982 at Dallas Cowboys L 21-7
8 December 26, 1982 Washington Redskins L 27-10
9 January 2, 1983 Atlanta Falcons W 35-6


Awards and records



  • Saints on Pro Football Reference
  • Saints on

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