1986 New Orleans Saints Statistics

National Football League (NFL)
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
1986 New Orleans Saints Results

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.

New Orleans netted 288 points, while the defensive unit conceded 287. Rueben Mayes carried the ball for a team-leading 1,353 yards for the Saints.

Dave Wilson passed for 2,353 yards. Mike Jones grabbed 48 passes, while Eric Martin added 675 receiving yards, while John Tice provided receiving help 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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Player Att Comp Comp % Yds Yds/Att TDs TD % Ints Int % Long Sacked Yds Lost Rating
Dave Wilson34218955.323536.9102.9175.0632219165.8
Bobby Hebert794151.94986.322.5810.18453440.5
Dalton Hilliard3133.3299.7133.300.02900109.7
Frank Wattelet11100.01313.000.000.01300118.8
Totals42523254.628936.8133.1255.984 27225


Player No. Yds Avg. Long TDs
Rueben Mayes28613534.750 8
Dalton Hilliard1214253.536 5
Buford Jordan682073.010 1
Mel Gray6294.811 0
Dave Wilson14191.414 1
Jack Del Rio11616.016 0
Bobby Hebert5142.80
Kelvin Edwards166.00
Wayne Wilson252.50
Brian Hansen100.00
Totals50520744.150 15


Player No. Yds Avg. Long TDs
Mike Jones4862513.045 3
Eric Martin3767518.284 5
John Tice373308.929 3
Eugene Goodlow2030615.329 2
Hoby Brenner1828615.934 0
Dalton Hilliard171076.317 0
Rueben Mayes17965.618 0
Herbert Harris1114813.527 0
Buford Jordan1112711.537 0
Kelvin Edwards1013213.224 0
Mel Gray24522.538 0
Dave Waymer11313.013 0
John Williams155.00
Bobby Hebert111.00
Wayne Wilson1-3-3.0-3 0
Totals232289312.584 13


Player X/CA X/CM X/CP % FGA FGM FG % Pts.
Morten Andersen3030100.0302686.7108


Player No. Yds Avg. Long
Brian Hansen81345642.766

Punt Returns:

Player No. Yds Avg. Long TDs
Eric Martin242279.539 0
Johnnie Poe8718.917 0
Dana McLemore10676.723 0
Willie Tullis2105.00
Kelvin Edwards320.70
Totals473778.039 0

Kick Returns:

Player No. Yds Avg. Long TDs
Mel Gray3186627.9101 1
Rueben Mayes1021321.334 0
Herbert Harris712217.422 0
Eric Martin36421.327 0
Dana McLemore23919.522 0
Willie Tullis22814.019 0
Totals55133224.2101 1


Player No. Yds Avg. Long TDs
Dave Waymer9485.317 0
Johnnie Poe44210.530 0
Frank Wattelet33411.322 0
Antonio Gibson24321.543 0
Brett Maxie2157.515 0
Van Jakes263.00
James Haynes11717.017 1
Vaughan Johnson11515.015 0
Russell Gary11414.014 0
Rickey Jackson111.00
Totals262359.043 1


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 Andersen26300108
Rueben Mayes80000048
Dalton Hilliard5000030
Eric Martin50000030
John Tice300018
Mike Jones300018
Eugene Goodlow200012
James Haynes10006
Dave Wilson10006
Mel Gray0010006
Buford Jordan100006