1975 New Orleans Saints season

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1975 New Orleans Saints season
Head coach John North
Ernie Hefferle (interim)
Home field Louisiana Superdome
Results
Record 2–12
Division place 4th NFC West
Playoff finish did not qualify
Timeline
Previous season Next season
< 1974 1976 >

The 1975 New Orleans Saints season was the Saints ninth season and their first in the newly opened Louisiana Superdome. Despite the new stadium, they failed to match their output of 5–9, winning only two games and tying the San Diego Chargers for the league’s worst record.

Offseason[edit]

NFL draft[edit]

Main article: 1975 NFL draft
1975 New Orleans Saints draft
Round Pick Player Position College Notes
1 7 Larry Burton  Wide receiver Purdue
1 12 Kurt Schumacher  Guard Ohio State
9 216 Mike Strachan  Running back Iowa State
      Made roster  

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Personnel[edit]

Staff[edit]

1975 New Orleans Saints staff
Front office
  • President – John W. Mecom, Jr.
  • Executive Vice President – Richard F. Gordon, Jr.
  • Vice President of Administration – Harry Hulmes
  • Business Manager and Treasurer – Eddie Jones

Head coaches

Offensive coaches

  • Quarterbacks – Lamar McHan
  • Offensive Backs – Bob Ledbetter
  • Receivers – Jim Phillips
  • Offensive Line – Wimp Hewgley
Defensive coaches

Special teams coaches


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Regular season[edit]

Schedule[edit]

Week Date Opponent Result Attendance
1 September 21, 1975 at Washington Redskins L 3–41
54,414
2 September 28, 1975 Cincinnati Bengals L 0–21
52,531
3 October 5, 1975 at Atlanta Falcons L 7–14
29,444
4 October 12, 1975 Green Bay Packers W 20–19
51,371
5 October 19, 1975 at San Francisco 49ers L 21–35
39,990
6 October 26, 1975 at Los Angeles Rams L 14–38
54,723
7 November 2, 1975 Atlanta Falcons W 23–7
49,342
8 November 9, 1975 at Oakland Raiders L 10–48
51,267
9 November 16, 1975 Minnesota Vikings L 7–20
52,765
10 November 23, 1975 San Francisco 49ers L 6–16
40,328
11 November 30, 1975 at Cleveland Browns L 16–17
44,753
12 December 7, 1975 Los Angeles Rams L 7–14
39,958
13 December 14, 1975 at New York Giants L 14–28
40,150
14 December 21, 1975 Chicago Bears L 17–42
33,371

Standings[edit]

NFC West
W L T PCT DIV CONF PF PA
Los Angeles Rams(2) 12 2 0 .857 5–1 9–2 312 135
San Francisco 49ers 5 9 0 .357 3–3 4–7 255 286
Atlanta Falcons 4 10 0 .286 3–3 3–8 240 289
New Orleans Saints 2 12 0 .143 1–5 2–9 165 360

References[edit]

  1. ^ "1975 New Orleans Saints draftees". Pro-Football-Reference.com. Retrieved November 10, 2014. 
  2. ^ "All-Time Roster". NewOrleansSaints.com. Retrieved November 4, 2014. 

External links[edit]