1982 New Orleans Saints season

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

The 1982 New Orleans Saints season saw the Saints nearly qualify for the NFL Playoffs by missing it by a tiebreaker

Offseason[edit]

NFL Draft[edit]

Round Pick Player Position School
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2

Personnel[edit]

Staff[edit]

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

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[edit]

Schedule[edit]

Week Date Opponent Result Attendance
1 September 12, 1982 St. Louis Cardinals L 21–7
58,673
2 September 19, 1982 at Chicago Bears W 10–0
56,600
3 November 21, 1982 Kansas City Chiefs W 27–17
39,341
4 November 28, 1982 at San Francisco 49ers W 23–20
51,611
5 December 5, 1982 Tampa Bay Buccaneers L 13–10
61,709
6 December 12, 1982 at Atlanta Falcons L 35–0
39,535
7 December 19, 1982 at Dallas Cowboys L 21–7
64,506
8 December 26, 1982 Washington Redskins L 27–10
48,667
9 January 2, 1983 Atlanta Falcons W 35–6
47,336

Standings[edit]

National Football Conference
W L T PCT PF PA
Washington Redskins 8 1 0 .889 190 128
Dallas Cowboys 6 3 0 .667 226 145
Green Bay Packers 5 3 1 .611 226 169
Minnesota Vikings 5 4 0 .556 187 198
Atlanta Falcons 5 4 0 .556 183 199
St. Louis Cardinals 5 4 0 .556 135 170
Tampa Bay Buccaneers 5 4 0 .556 158 178
Detroit Lions 4 5 0 .444 181 176
New Orleans Saints 4 5 0 .444 129 160
New York Giants 4 5 0 .444 164 160
San Francisco 49ers 3 6 0 .333 209 206
Chicago Bears 3 6 0 .333 141 174
Philadelphia Eagles 3 6 0 .333 191 195
Los Angeles Rams 2 7 0 .222 200 250

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Awards and records[edit]

Milestones[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ 2010 NFL Record and Fact Book (PDF). National Football League. p. 384. Retrieved February 22, 2011.