1977 New Orleans Saints season

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1977 New Orleans Saints season
Head coach Hank Stram
Home field Louisiana Superdome
Results
Record 3–11
Division place 4th NFC West
Playoff finish did not qualify
Timeline
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< 1976 1978 >

The 1977 New Orleans Saints season was the team's 11th as a member of the National Football League. They were unable to improve on their previous season's output of 4–10, winning only three games.[1] The team failed to qualify for the playoffs for the eleventh consecutive season.

Regular season[edit]

The season's first victory for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, and the franchise's first overall, did not come until week 13 on the road against the New Orleans Saints. The Bucs led at halftime by a score of 13–0. Dave Green had two field goals, while Gary Huff threw a touchdown pass to Morris Owens. Upon their arrival to Tampa Bay, the Bucs were greeted by 8,000 fans. [2]

Said Saints head coach Hank Stram following the loss, "What a nightmare. It was the worst experience of my coaching career. We're all ashamed for our people, for our fans, for our organization". He was fired the next week.

Schedule[edit]

Week Date Opponent Result Attendance
1 September 18, 1977 Green Bay Packers L 24–20
56,250
2 September 25, 1977 at Detroit Lions L 23–19
51,458
3 October 2, 1977 at Chicago Bears W 42–24
51,488
4 October 9, 1977 San Diego Chargers L 14–0
53,942
5 October 16, 1977 at Los Angeles Rams L 14–7
46,045
6 October 23, 1977 at St. Louis Cardinals L 49–31
48,417
7 October 30, 1977 Los Angeles Rams W 27–26
59,023
8 November 6, 1977 at Philadelphia Eagles L 28–7
53,482
9 November 13, 1977 San Francisco 49ers L 10–7
41,564
10 November 20, 1977 Atlanta Falcons W 21–20
43,135
11 November 27, 1977 at San Francisco 49ers L 20–17
33,702
12 December 4, 1977 New York Jets L 16–13
40,464
13 December 11, 1977 Tampa Bay Buccaneers L 33–14
40,124
14 December 18, 1977 at Atlanta Falcons L 35–7
36,895

Standings[edit]

NFC West
W L T PCT DIV CONF PF PA
Los Angeles Rams(2) 10 4 0 .714 4–2 8–4 302 146
Atlanta Falcons 7 7 0 .500 3–3 7–5 179 129
San Francisco 49ers 5 9 0 .357 3–3 5–7 220 260
New Orleans Saints 3 11 0 .214 2–4 3–9 232 336

References[edit]

  1. ^ 1977 New Orleans Saints
  2. ^ Numbelivable!, p.111, Michael X. Ferraro and John Veneziano, Triumph Books, Chicago, Illinois, 2007, ISBN 978-1-57243-990-0