1986 New Orleans Saints Game-by-Game Results
Team Record: 7-9
Finishing 4th in the NFL's West Division of the National Football Conference
Coach: Jim Mora (7-9)
Location: New Orleans, Louisiana
1986 New Orleans Saints Roster
The New Orleans Saints of the National Football League ended the 1986 season with a record of 7 wins and 9 losses, finishing fourth in the NFL's West Division of the National Football Conference.
The Saints netted 288 points, and the defensive unit conceded 287. Rueben Mayes carried the ball for a team-leading 1,353 yards for New Orleans.
Dave Wilson passed for 2,353 yards. Mike Jones grabbed 48 passes, while Eric Martin added 675 receiving yards, while John Tice contributed to the receiving game as well.
The opportunistic defense pounced on 43 turnovers. Dave Waymer picked off 9 opponent throws. Rickey Jackson and Jumpy Geathers each sacked quarterbacks 9 times.
Jim Mora coached the team.
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Regular Season Points For: 288
Regular Season Points Against: 287
|September 7, 1986||Atlanta Falcons 31 at New Orleans Saints 10||L||0-1-0||0-0-0||0-1-0|
|September 14, 1986||Green Bay Packers 10 at New Orleans Saints 24||W||1-1-0||0-0-0||1-1-0|
|September 21, 1986||New Orleans Saints 17 at San Francisco 49ers 26||L||1-1-0||0-1-0||1-2-0|
|September 28, 1986||New Orleans Saints 17 at New York Giants 20||L||1-1-0||0-2-0||1-3-0|
|October 5, 1986||Washington Redskins 14 at New Orleans Saints 6||L||1-2-0||0-2-0||1-4-0|
|October 12, 1986||New Orleans Saints 17 at Indianapolis Colts 14||W||1-2-0||1-2-0||2-4-0|
|October 19, 1986||Tampa Bay Buccaneers 7 at New Orleans Saints 38||W||2-2-0||1-2-0||3-4-0|
|October 26, 1986||New Orleans Saints 23 at New York Jets 28||L||2-2-0||1-3-0||3-5-0|
|November 2, 1986||San Francisco 49ers 10 at New Orleans Saints 23||W||3-2-0||1-3-0||4-5-0|
|November 9, 1986||St. Louis Cardinals 0 at New Orleans Saints 6||W||4-2-0||1-3-0||5-5-0|
|November 16, 1986||New Orleans Saints 16 at St. Louis Cardinals 7||W||4-2-0||2-3-0||6-5-0|
|November 23, 1986||New Orleans Saints 13 at Los Angeles Rams 26||L||4-2-0||2-4-0||6-6-0|
|November 30, 1986||New England Patriots 21 at New Orleans Saints 20||L||4-3-0||2-4-0||6-7-0|
|December 7, 1986||Miami Dolphins 31 at New Orleans Saints 27||L||4-4-0||2-4-0||6-8-0|
|December 14, 1986||New Orleans Saints 14 at Atlanta Falcons 9||W||4-4-0||3-4-0||7-8-0|
|December 21, 1986||New Orleans Saints 17 at Minnesota Vikings 33||L||4-4-0||3-5-0||7-9-0|