1968 New Orleans Saints season

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1968 New Orleans Saints season
Head coach Tom Fears
General manager Vic Schwenk
Owner John W. Mecom, Jr.
Home field Tulane Stadium
Results
Record 4–9–1
Division place 3rd Century
Playoff finish did not qualify
Timeline
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< 1967 1969 >

The 1968 New Orleans Saints season was the team's second as a member of the National Football League. They improved on their previous season's output of 3–11, winning four games.[1] The team failed to qualify for the playoffs for the second consecutive season, and finished third in the Century Division of the NFL Eastern Conference.

On December 15, running back Charlie Brown was the first New Orleans Saint to return a punt for a touchdown. Brown’s historic run was recognized by NFL Films as one of the top ten runs (# 8) in NFL History. Incredibly, nine of the opposing 11 players get a piece of Brown—but none bring him down. It would be another 21 years before another Saint would return a punt for a touchdown.

Personnel[edit]

Staff[edit]

1968 New Orleans Saints staff
Front Office
  • President – John W. Mecom, Jr.
  • General Manager – Vic Schwenk

Head Coaches

Assistant Coaches

[2]

Schedule[edit]

Week Date Opponent Result Attendance
1 September 15, 1968 Cleveland Browns L 24–10
74,215
2 September 22, 1968 Washington Redskins W 37–17
65,941
3 September 29, 1968 St. Louis Cardinals L 21–20
79,021
4 October 6, 1968 at New York Giants L 38–21
60,967
5 October 13, 1968 Minnesota Vikings W 20–17
71,105
6 October 20, 1968 at Pittsburgh Steelers W 16–12
32,303
7 October 27, 1968 at St. Louis Cardinals L 31–17
45,476
8 November 3, 1968 Dallas Cowboys L 17–3
84,728
9 November 10, 1968 at Cleveland Browns L 35–17
71,025
10 November 17, 1968 at Green Bay Packers L 29–7
49,644
11 November 24, 1968 at Detroit Lions T 20–20
46,152
12 December 1, 1968 Chicago Bears L 23–17
78,285
13 December 8, 1968 at Philadelphia Eagles L 29–17
57,128
14 December 15, 1968 Pittsburgh Steelers W 24–14
66,131

Standings[edit]

NFL Century
W L T PCT PF PA STK
Cleveland Browns 10 4 0 .714 394 273 L1
St. Louis Cardinals 9 4 1 .692 325 289 W4
New Orleans Saints 4 9 1 .308 246 327 W1
Pittsburgh Steelers 2 11 1 .154 244 397 L5

References[edit]

  1. ^ 1968 New Orleans Saints
  2. ^ "All-Time Roster". NewOrleansSaints.com. Retrieved June 23, 2012.