1976 New Orleans Saints season

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1976 New Orleans Saints season
Head coach Hank Stram
Home field Louisiana Superdome
Results
Record 4–10
Division place 4th NFC West
Playoff finish did not qualify
Timeline
Previous season Next season
< 1975 1977 >

The 1976 New Orleans Saints season was the Saints' tenth year in the National Football League (NFL). Hoping past success could influence the franchise; the Saints hired Hank Stram as the new Head Coach. However, in Stram's first season at the helm, the Saints continued to struggle finishing with a 4-10 record. The Saints made a uniform change before the year, going from a dark gold helmet to old gold. It was also the team's first season wearing black pants.[1]

Offseason[edit]

NFL draft[edit]

Main article: 1976 NFL draft
1976 New Orleans Saints draft
Round Pick Player Position College Notes
1 3 Chuck Muncie *  Running back California
      Made roster    *   Made at least one Pro Bowl during career

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Personnel[edit]

Staff[edit]

1976 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

Defensive coaches

Special teams coaches

  • Special Teams – Whitey Campbell

Strength and conditioning

  • Strength and Conditioning – Alvin Roy

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Regular season[edit]

Schedule[edit]

Week Date Opponent Result Attendance
1 September 12, 1976 Minnesota Vikings L 40–9
58,156
2 September 19, 1976 Dallas Cowboys L 24–6
61,413
3 September 26, 1976 at Kansas City Chiefs W 27–17
53,918
4 October 3, 1976 Houston Oilers L 31–26
51,973
5 October 10, 1976 Atlanta Falcons W 30–0
51,521
6 October 17, 1976 at San Francisco 49ers L 33–3
43,160
7 October 24, 1976 Los Angeles Rams L 16–10
51,984
8 October 31, 1976 at Atlanta Falcons L 23–20
34,127
9 November 7, 1976 at Green Bay Packers L 32–27
52,936
10 November 14, 1976 Detroit Lions W 17–16
42,048
11 November 21, 1976 at Seattle Seahawks W 51–27
61,865
12 November 28, 1976 at Los Angeles Rams L 33–14
54,906
13 December 5, 1976 at New England Patriots L 27–6
53,592
14 December 12, 1976 San Francisco 49ers L 27–7
42,536

Standings[edit]

NFC West
W L T PCT DIV CONF PF PA STK
Los Angeles Rams(3) 10 3 1 .750 5–1–0 8–2–1 351 190 W4
San Francisco 49ers 8 6 0 .571 4–2 5–5 270 190 W1
New Orleans Saints 4 10 0 .286 2–5 3–8 253 346 L3
Atlanta Falcons 4 10 0 .286 2–5 4–8 172 312 L3
Seattle Seahawks 2 12 0 .143 1–3 1–12 229 429 L5

References[edit]

  1. ^ Uniform Databases: New Orleans Saints
  2. ^ "1976 New Orleans Saints draftees". Pro-Football-Reference.com. Retrieved November 10, 2014. 
  3. ^ "All-Time Roster". NewOrleansSaints.com. Retrieved November 4, 2014. 

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