1974 New Orleans Saints season

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1974 New Orleans Saints season
Head coach John North
Owner John W. Mecom, Jr.
Home field Tulane Stadium
Results
Record 5–9
Division place 3rd NFC West
Playoff finish did not qualify
Timeline
Previous season Next season
< 1973 1975 >

The 1974 New Orleans Saints season was the team's eighth as a member of the National Football League (NFL). This was their final season at Tulane Stadium as the Louisiana Superdome opened the following season. They matched their previous season's output of 5–9.[1] The team failed to qualify for the playoffs for the eighth consecutive season.

Personnel[edit]

Staff[edit]

1974 New Orleans Saints staff
Front office
  • President – John W. Mecom, Jr.
  • Assistant to the President – Fred Williams
  • Executive Vice President – Richard F. Gordon, Jr.
  • Vice President of Administration – Harry Hulmes
  • Business Manager and Treasurer – Eddie Jones
  • Director of Pro Scouting – Ernie Hefferle
  • Director of Player Personnel – Bob Whitman

Head coaches

Offensive coaches

  • Quarterbacks – Lamar McHan
  • Offensive Backs – Bob Ledbetter
  • Receivers – Jim Phillips
  • Offensive Line – Wimp Hewgley
Defensive coaches
  • Defensive Line – Bob Cummings
  • Linebackers – Doug Shively
  • Defensive Backfield – Bud Whitehead



Schedule[edit]

Week Date Opponent Result Attendance
1 September 15 San Francisco 49ers L 17–13
65,071
2 September 22 at Los Angeles Rams L 24–0
64,178
3 September 29 Atlanta Falcons W 14–13
62,273
4 October 6 at Chicago Bears L 24–10
45,818
5 October 13 at Denver Broncos L 33–17
50,881
6 October 20 at Atlanta Falcons W 13–3
47,217
7 October 27 Philadelphia Eagles W 14–10
64,257
8 November 3 at Detroit Lions L 19–14
43,256
9 November 10 Miami Dolphins L 21–0
74,289
10 November 17 Los Angeles Rams W 20–7
57,287
11 November 25 Pittsburgh Steelers L 28–7
71,907
12 December 1 at Minnesota Vikings L 29–9
44,202
13 December 8 St. Louis Cardinals W 14–0
57,152
14 December 15 at San Francisco 49ers L 35–21
40,418

Standings[edit]

NFC West
W L T PCT DIV CONF PF PA
Los Angeles Rams 10 4 0 .714 5–1 7–3 263 181
San Francisco 49ers 6 8 0 .429 4–2 6–5 226 236
New Orleans Saints 5 9 0 .357 3–3 5–6 166 263
Atlanta Falcons 3 11 0 .214 0–6 3–8 111 271

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