1968 New Orleans Saints season

The 1968 New Orleans Saints season was the team's second as a member of the National Football League (NFL). They improved on their previous season's output of 3–11, winning four games.[1] The team failed to qualify for the playoffs for the second consecutive season, and finished third in the Century Division of the NFL Eastern Conference.

1968 New Orleans Saints season
Head coachTom Fears
General managerVic Schwenk
OwnerJohn W. Mecom, Jr.
Home fieldTulane Stadium
Results
Record4–9–1
Division place3rd Century
Playoff finishdid not qualify

Offseason

NFL draft

1968 New Orleans Saints draft
Round Pick Player Position College Notes
1 7 Kevin Hardy  Defensive tackle Notre Dame
      Made roster  

[2]

Personnel

Staff

1968 New Orleans Saints staff
Front office
  • President – John W. Mecom, Jr.
  • General Manager – Vic Schwenk

Head coaches

Offensive coaches

Defensive coaches

[3]

Roster

1968 New Orleans Saints roster
Quarterbacks

Running backs

Wide receivers

Tight ends

Offensive linemen

Defensive linemen

Linebackers

Defensive backs

Special teams

Reserve lists

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Rookies in italics

Schedule

Week Date Opponent Result Attendance
1 September 15, 1968 Cleveland Browns L 10–24
74,215
2 September 22, 1968 Washington Redskins W 37–17
65,941
3 September 29, 1968 St. Louis Cardinals L 20–21
79,021
4 October 6, 1968 at New York Giants L 21–38
60,967
5 October 13, 1968 Minnesota Vikings W 20–17
71,105
6 October 20, 1968 at Pittsburgh Steelers W 16–12
32,303
7 October 27, 1968 at St. Louis Cardinals L 17–31
45,476
8 November 3, 1968 Dallas Cowboys L 3–17
84,728
9 November 10, 1968 at Cleveland Browns L 17–35
71,025
10 November 17, 1968 at Green Bay Packers L 7–29
49,644
11 November 24, 1968 at Detroit Lions T 20–20
46,152
12 December 1, 1968 Chicago Bears L 17–23
78,285
13 December 8, 1968 at Philadelphia Eagles L 17–29
57,128
14 December 15, 1968 Pittsburgh Steelers W 24–14
66,131

Standings

NFL Century
W L T PCT DIV CONF PF PA STK
Cleveland Browns 10 4 0 .714 4–2 7–3 394 273 L1
St. Louis Cardinals 9 4 1 .692 5–0–1 8–1–1 325 289 W4
New Orleans Saints 4 9 1 .308 2–4 3–7 246 327 W1
Pittsburgh Steelers 2 11 1 .154 0–5–1 1–8–1 244 397 L5

Note: Tie games were not officially counted in the standings until 1972.

References

  1. ^ 1968 New Orleans Saints
  2. ^ "1968 New Orleans Saints draftees". Pro-Football-Reference.com. Retrieved November 10, 2014.
  3. ^ "All-Time Roster". NewOrleansSaints.com. Archived from the original on 2012-06-18. Retrieved June 23, 2012.
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