1987 New Orleans Saints Game-by-Game Results

National Football League (NFL)
Team Record: 12-3
Finishing 2nd in the NFL's West Division of the National Football Conference
Postseason: 0-1 Lost Wild Card
Coach: Jim Mora (12-3)
Location: New Orleans, Louisiana
1987 New Orleans Saints Statistics
1987 New Orleans Saints Roster

The New Orleans Saints of the National Football League ended the 1987 season with a record of 12 wins and 3 losses, finishing second in the NFL's West Division of the National Football Conference. The team compiled a postseason mark of 0-1.

The Saints moved the ball well, scoring 422 points, and the rigid defensive squad surrendered 283. Rueben Mayes carried the pigskin for a team-leading 917 yards for New Orleans.

Bobby Hebert threw for 2,119 yards. Eric Martin topped pass catchers, grabbing 44 passes for 778 yards.

The larcenous defense created 48 turnovers, topping in the league. Reggie Sutton and Dave Waymer each seized 5 opponent throws. Pat Swilling led pass rushers with 10.5 quarterback sacks, topping a defense credited with 47 sacks.

Jim Mora coached the team. The 1987 New Orleans Saints lost in the Wild Card.

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Regular Season Points For: 422
Regular Season Points Against: 283

Date Game Res Home Road Record
September 13, 1987 Cleveland Browns 21 at New Orleans Saints 28 W 1-0-0 0-0-0 1-0-0
September 20, 1987 New Orleans Saints 17 at Philadelphia Eagles 27 L 1-0-0 0-1-0 1-1-0
October 4, 1987 St. Louis Cardinals 10 at New Orleans Saints 37 W 2-0-0 0-1-0 2-1-0
October 11, 1987 New Orleans Saints 19 at St. Louis Cardinals 24 L 2-0-0 0-2-0 2-2-0
October 18, 1987 New Orleans Saints 19 at Chicago Bears 17 W 2-0-0 1-2-0 3-2-0
October 25, 1987 San Francisco 49ers 24 at New Orleans Saints 22 L 2-1-0 1-2-0 3-3-0
November 1, 1987 New Orleans Saints 38 at Atlanta Falcons 0 W 2-1-0 2-2-0 4-3-0
November 8, 1987 New Orleans Saints 31 at Los Angeles Rams 14 W 2-1-0 3-2-0 5-3-0
November 15, 1987 New Orleans Saints 26 at San Francisco 49ers 24 W 2-1-0 4-2-0 6-3-0
November 22, 1987 New York Giants 14 at New Orleans Saints 23 W 3-1-0 4-2-0 7-3-0
November 29, 1987 New Orleans Saints 20 at Pittsburgh Steelers 16 W 3-1-0 5-2-0 8-3-0
December 6, 1987 Tampa Bay Buccaneers 34 at New Orleans Saints 44 W 4-1-0 5-2-0 9-3-0
December 13, 1987 Houston Oilers 10 at New Orleans Saints 24 W 5-1-0 5-2-0 10-3-0
December 20, 1987 New Orleans Saints 41 at Cincinnati Bengals 24 W 5-1-0 6-2-0 11-3-0
December 27, 1987 Green Bay Packers 24 at New Orleans Saints 33 W 6-1-0 6-2-0 12-3-0
January 3, 1988 Minnesota Vikings 44 at New Orleans Saints 10 L 0-1-0 0-0-0 0-1-0 NFC Wild Card Playoff