1984 New Orleans Saints season

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1984 New Orleans Saints season
Head coach Bum Phillips
General manager Bum Phillips
Owner John Mecom, Jr.
Home field Louisiana Superdome
Results
Record 7–9
Division place 3rd NFC West
Playoff finish did not qualify
Timeline
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< 1983 1985 >

The 1984 New Orleans Saints season was the team's 18th as a member of the National Football League. They were unable to improve on their previous season's output of 8–8, winning only seven games.[1] The team failed to qualify for the playoffs for the eighteenth consecutive season.

Offseason[edit]

NFL draft[edit]

Main article: 1984 NFL draft
1984 New Orleans Saints draft
Round Pick Player Position College Notes
2 42 Jumpy Geathers  Defensive end Wichita State
3 68 Terry Hoage  Defensive back Georgia
3 69 Tyrone Anthony  Running back North Carolina
4 97 Joel Hilgenberg *  Center Iowa
5 123 Jitter Fields  Defensive back Texas
6 156 Don Thorp  Defensive tackle Illinois
8 210 Clemon Terrell  Running back Southern Miss
9 237 Brian Hansen *  Punter Sioux Falls
10 264 Paul Gray  Linebacker Western Kentucky
11 291 Michel Bourgeau  Defensive end Boise State
12 324 Byron Nelson  Offensive tackle Arizona
      Made roster    *   Made at least one Pro Bowl during career

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Personnel[edit]

Staff[edit]

1984 New Orleans Saints staff
Front office

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

Schedule[edit]

Week Date Opponent Result Attendance
1 September 2, 1984 Atlanta Falcons L 36–28
66,652
2 September 9, 1984 Tampa Bay Buccaneers W 17–13
54,686
3 September 16, 1984 at San Francisco 49ers L 30–20
57,611
4 September 23, 1984 St. Louis Cardinals W 34–24
58,723
5 September 30, 1984 at Houston Oilers W 27–10
43,108
6 October 7, 1984 at Chicago Bears L 20–7
53,752
7 October 14, 1984 Los Angeles Rams L 28–10
63,161
8 October 21, 1984 at Dallas Cowboys L 30–27
50,966
9 October 28, 1984 at Cleveland Browns W 16–14
52,489
10 November 4, 1984 Green Bay Packers L 23–13
57,426
11 November 11, 1984 at Atlanta Falcons W 17–13
40,590
12 November 19, 1984 Pittsburgh Steelers W 27–24
66,005
13 November 25, 1984 San Francisco 49ers L 35–3
65,177
14 December 2, 1984 at Los Angeles Rams L 34–21
49,348
15 December 9, 1984 Cincinnati Bengals L 24–21
40,855
16 December 15, 1984 at New York Giants W 10–3
63,739

Standings[edit]

NFC West
W L T PCT DIV CONF PF PA STK
San Francisco 49ers(1) 15 1 0 .938 6–0 12–0 475 227 W9
Los Angeles Rams(4) 10 6 0 .625 3–3 7–5 346 316 L1
New Orleans Saints 7 9 0 .438 1–5 4–8 298 361 W1
Atlanta Falcons 4 12 0 .250 2–4 3–9 281 382 W1

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References[edit]

  1. ^ 1984 New Orleans Saints
  2. ^ "1984 New Orleans Saints draftees". Pro-Football-Reference.com. Retrieved November 10, 2014. 
  3. ^ 2010 NFL Record and Fact Book (PDF). National Football League. p. 383. Retrieved February 24, 2011.