1987 New Orleans Saints Statistics

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 Roster
1987 New Orleans Saints Results

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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Player Att Comp Comp % Yds Yds/Att TDs TD % Ints Int % Long Sacked Yds Lost Rating
Bobby Hebert29416455.821197.2155.193.1672011982.9
John Fourcade894853.95976.744.533.48266775.9
Dave Wilson241354.224310.128.300.038221117.2
Dalton Hilliard11100.02323.01100.000.02300158.3
Kevin Ingram2150.052.5150.000.051695.8
Tim Riordan100.
Totals41122755.229877.3235.6122.982 29213


Player No. Yds Avg. Long TDs
Rueben Mayes2439173.838 5
Dalton Hilliard1235084.130 7
Dwight Beverly622173.525 2
John Fourcade191347.118 0
Barry Word361333.720 2
Bobby Hebert13957.319 0
Vincent Alexander21713.416 1
Mel Gray8374.612 1
Buford Jordan12363.02
Jeff Rodenberger17352.10
Garland Jean-Batiste8182.20
Kevin Ingram2147.00
Tim Riordan133.00
Brian Hansen2-6-3.0-3 0
Lonzell Hill1-9-9.0-9 0
Tommy Barnhardt1-13-13.0-13 0
Totals56921903.838 20


Player No. Yds Avg. Long TDs
Eric Martin4477817.767 7
Mike Jones2742015.643 3
Dalton Hilliard2326411.538 1
Hoby Brenner2028014.029 2
Lonzell Hill1932216.936 2
John Tice1618111.327 6
Rueben Mayes15684.516 0
Stacey Dawsey1314210.929 0
Mark Pattison913214.736 0
Barry Word6549.017 0
Malcolm Scott6355.811 0
Mel Gray6305.012 0
Mike Waters514028.082 1
Robert Clark33812.714 0
Ken O'Neal3103.31
Jeff Rodenberger2178.511 0
Vincent Alexander2157.510 0
Dwight Walker2157.50
Buford Jordan2136.511 0
Cliff Benson2115.50
Curtland Thomas11414.014 0
Dwight Beverly188.00
Totals227298713.282 23


Player X/CA X/CM X/CP % FGA FGM FG % Pts.
Morten Andersen3737100.0362877.8121
Florian Kempf11100.05480.013
Mike Cofer7571.411100.08


Player No. Yds Avg. Long
Brian Hansen52210440.560
Tommy Barnhardt1148343.952

Punt Returns:

Player No. Yds Avg. Long TDs
Mel Gray2435214.780 0
Eric Martin14886.315 0
Buford Jordan11313.013 0
Brett Maxie11212.012 0
Toi Cook133.00
Totals4146811.480 0

Kick Returns:

Player No. Yds Avg. Long TDs
Mel Gray3063621.243 0
Dalton Hilliard1024824.874 0
Barry Word310033.364 0
Michael Adams45213.020 0
Dwight Beverly34615.321 0
Buford Jordan22814.016 0
Eric Martin11515.015 0
Curtland Thomas11111.011 0
Stan Brock11111.011 0
Totals55114720.974 0


Player No. Yds Avg. Long TDs
Dave Waymer57815.635 0
Reggie Sutton56813.626 0
Milton Mack4328.026 0
Van Jakes33210.727 0
Brett Maxie3175.710 0
Gene Atkins3124.00
Rickey Jackson242.00
Antonio Gibson11717.017 0
Scott Leach11010.010 0
Pat Swilling11010.010 0
Johnnie Poe100.00
Vaughan Johnson100.00
Totals302809.335 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 Andersen28370121
Dalton Hilliard71000048
Eric Martin70000042
John Tice600036
Rueben Mayes5000030
Mike Jones300018
Florian Kempf41013
Hoby Brenner200012
Barry Word20000012
Lonzell Hill0200012
Buford Jordan200000012
Dwight Beverly20000012
Mike Cofer1508
Alvin Toles10006
Mel Gray10000006
Mike Waters10006
Vincent Alexander100006
Ken O'Neal10006
Reggie Sutton010006
Johnnie Poe010006
Brett Maxie0000012
Bruce Clark00012