1983 New Orleans Saints Statistics

National Football League (NFL)
Team Record: 8-8
Finishing 3rd in the NFL's West Division of the National Football Conference
Coach: Bum Phillips (8-8)
Location: New Orleans, Louisiana
1983 New Orleans Saints Roster
1983 New Orleans Saints Results

The New Orleans Saints of the National Football League ended the 1983 season with a record of 8 wins and 8 losses, finishing third in the NFL's West Division of the National Football Conference.

New Orleans ran up 319 points, while the defense conceded 337. George Rogers carried the ball for a team-leading 1,144 yards for the Saints.

Ken Stabler threw for 1,988 yards. Jeff Groth grabbed 49 passes for 585 yards. Eugene Goodlow and Hoby Brenner were targeted regularly, too.

Johnnie Poe picked off 7 opponent throws. Rickey Jackson topped the defensive unit with 12 quarterback sacks, topping a defense credited with 56 sacks.

Bum Phillips coached the team.

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Passing:

Player Att Comp Comp % Yds Yds/Att TDs TD % Ints Int % Long Sacked Yds Lost Rating
Ken Stabler31117656.619886.492.9185.8481815961.4
Dave Wilson1126658.97706.954.576.2421714668.7
Russell Erxleben11100.02424.000.000.02400118.8
Hokie Gajan100.000.000.000.000039.6
Totals42524357.227826.5143.3255.948 35305

Rushing:

Player No. Yds Avg. Long TDs
George Rogers25611444.576 5
Wayne Wilson1997874.029 9
Hokie Gajan814155.158 4
Jimmy Rogers26803.113 0
Tim Wilson8212.60
Guido Merkens11616.016 0
Cliff Austin4164.011 0
Jeff Groth11515.015 0
Eugene Goodlow133.00
Dave Wilson530.61
Russell Erxleben2-9-4.50
Ken Stabler9-14-1.60
Kenny Duckett2-16-8.00
Totals59524614.176 19

Receiving:

Player No. Yds Avg. Long TDs
Jeff Groth4958511.942 1
Hoby Brenner4157414.038 3
Eugene Goodlow4148711.926 2
Lindsay Scott2427411.435 0
Wayne Wilson201788.924 2
Kenny Duckett1928314.948 2
Hokie Gajan171307.626 0
George Rogers12695.822 0
Tyrone Young78512.132 3
John Tice7334.712 1
Rich Mauti23015.023 0
Larry Hardy22914.522 0
Cliff Austin22512.518 0
Totals243278211.448 14

Kicking:

Player X/CA X/CM X/CP % FGA FGM FG % Pts.
Morten Andersen383797.4241875.091
Totals383797.4241875.091

Punting:

Player No. Yds Avg. Long
Russell Erxleben74303441.060
Guido Merkens414436.045
Totals78317840.760

Punt Returns:

Player No. Yds Avg. Long TDs
Jeff Groth392757.130 0
Totals392757.130 0

Kick Returns:

Player No. Yds Avg. Long TDs
Kenny Duckett3371921.861 0
Wayne Wilson923926.652 0
Rich Mauti814718.435 0
Cliff Austin711216.027 0
Jimmy Rogers710314.725 0
Stan Brock11515.015 0
Frank Wattelet144.00
Totals66133920.361 0

Interceptions:

Player No. Yds Avg. Long TDs
Johnnie Poe714620.931 1
Russell Gary37023.326 0
Dirt Winston3217.015 0
Bobby Johnson28040.070 1
Frank Wattelet23316.524 0
Whitney Paul231.50
Reggie Lewis12727.027 1
Greg Stemrick12626.026 0
Frank Warren166.00
Rickey Jackson100.00
Totals2341217.970 3

Sacks:

Player No. Yds Avg.
Rickey Jackson12.00.0
Jim Wilks8.00.0
Reggie Lewis6.50.0
Derland Moore6.00.0
Whitney Paul5.50.0
Tony Elliott5.50.0
Bruce Clark4.50.0
Jim Kovach3.00.0
Frank Warren2.00.0
Rob Nairne2.00.0
Dirt Winston1.00.0
Totals56.000.0

Defense and Fumbles:


Total Scoring:

Touchdowns Other Total
Player Rush Rec Punt Kick MFG Int Fum Other FG X/C Single 2Pt Saf Points
Morten Andersen1837091
Wayne Wilson92000066
George Rogers5000030
Hokie Gajan4000024
Tyrone Young300018
Hoby Brenner300018
Eugene Goodlow0200012
Kenny Duckett02000012
Dave Wilson10006
John Tice10006
Bobby Johnson10006
Reggie Lewis10006
Steve Korte10006
Johnnie Poe10006
Jeff Groth0100006
Kelvin Clark10006
Totals19140003201837000319