1972 New Orleans Saints Statistics

National Football League (NFL)
Team Record: 2-11-1
Finishing 4th in the NFL's West Division of the National Football Conference
Coach: J.D. Roberts (2-11-1)
Location: New Orleans, Louisiana
1972 New Orleans Saints Roster
1972 New Orleans Saints Results

The New Orleans Saints of the National Football League ended the 1972 season with a record of 2 wins and 11 losses and 1 ties, finishing fourth in the NFL's West Division of the National Football Conference.

New Orleans chalked up 215 points, while the shaky defensive squad allowed 361. Archie Manning tossed for 2,781 yards. Bob Newland grabbed 47 passes, while Danny Abramowicz added 668 receiving yards. Dave Parks was targeted regularly, too.

Bob Gresham carried the ball for a team-leading 381 yards for the Saints, while Archie Manning also buoyed the ground attack.

Bivian Lee picked off 4 opponent throws.

J.D. Roberts coached the team.

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Player Att Comp Comp % Yds Yds/Att TDs TD % Ints Int % Long Sacked Yds Lost Rating
Archie Manning44823051.327816.2184.0214.7664334764.6
Bob Gresham100.
Totals44923051.227816.2184.0214.766 43347


Player No. Yds Avg. Long TDs
Bob Gresham1213813.123 3
Archie Manning633515.618 2
Bill Butler542334.327 0
Jim Strong371203.20
Joe Williams31722.311 0
Arthur Green14513.614 0
James Ford11282.50
Virgil Robinson510.20
Dave Parks1-7-7.0-7 0
Totals33712303.627 5


Player No. Yds Avg. Long TDs
Bob Newland4757912.342 2
Danny Abramowicz3866817.651 7
Dave Parks3254216.966 6
Bob Gresham291926.654 0
Bill Butler252269.021 2
Joe Williams161167.232 0
Jim Strong141238.816 0
Robert Brown1117515.934 1
Margene Adkins99610.738 0
Arthur Green7497.015 0
James Ford199.00
Creston Whitaker166.00
Totals230278112.166 18


Player X/CA X/CM X/CP % FGA FGM FG % Pts.
Happy Feller111090.911654.528
Charlie Durkee99100.09333.318
Toni Linhart55100.05240.011


Player No. Yds Avg. Long
Julian Fagan71289940.871

Punt Returns:

Player No. Yds Avg. Long TDs
Tom Myers9434.810 0
Margene Adkins700.00
Totals16432.710 0

Kick Returns:

Player No. Yds Avg. Long TDs
Margene Adkins43102023.761 0
Arthur Green818723.458 0
Jim Strong45313.222 0
Joe Williams22311.515 0
Bill Butler11414.014 0
Hugo Hollas294.50
Bob Newland166.00
Remi Prudhomme100.00
Totals62131221.261 0


Player No. Yds Avg. Long TDs
Bivian Lee46516.232 0
Ernie Jackson34113.731 0
Tom Myers300.00
Tom Roussel2157.511 0
Hugo Hollas11414.014 0
Delles Howell166.00
Totals1414110.132 0

Defense and Fumbles:

Total Scoring:

Touchdowns Other Total
Player Rush Rec Punt Kick MFG Int Fum Other FG X/C Single 2Pt Saf Points
Danny Abramowicz700042
Dave Parks0600036
Happy Feller610028
Bob Gresham3000018
Charlie Durkee39018
Bill Butler02000012
Bob Newland2000012
Archie Manning200012
Toni Linhart25011
Ernie Jackson010006
Doug Wyatt10006
Robert Brown10006
Richard Neal10006
Joe Owens00012