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1968 New Orleans Saints season
Head Coach Tom Fears
General Manager Vic Schwenk
Home Field Tulane Stadium
Results
Record 4–9–1
Place 3rd Century
Playoff Finish did not qualify
Timeline
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1967 1969

The 1968 New Orleans Saints season was the team's second as a member of the National Football League (NFL). They improved on their previous season's output of 3–11, winning four games.[1] The team failed to qualify for the playoffs for the second consecutive season, and finished third in the Century Division of the NFL Eastern Conference.

OffseasonEdit

NFL draftEdit

1968 New Orleans Saints draft
Round Pick Player Position College Notes
1 7 Kevin Hardy  Defensive tackle Notre Dame
      Made roster  

[2]

PersonnelEdit

StaffEdit

1968 New Orleans Saints staff
Front office
  • President – John W. Mecom, Jr.
  • General Manager – Vic Schwenk

Head coaches

Offensive coaches

Defensive coaches



[3]

RosterEdit

1968 New Orleans Saints roster
Quarterbacks

Running backs

Wide receivers

Tight ends

Offensive linemen

Defensive linemen

Linebackers

Defensive backs

Special teams

Reserve lists


Practice squad



Rookies in italics

ScheduleEdit

Week Date Opponent Result Attendance
1 September 15, 1968 Cleveland Browns L 10–24
74,215
2 September 22, 1968 Washington Redskins W 37–17
65,941
3 September 29, 1968 St. Louis Cardinals L 20–21
79,021
4 October 6, 1968 at New York Giants L 21–38
60,967
5 October 13, 1968 Minnesota Vikings W 20–17
71,105
6 October 20, 1968 at Pittsburgh Steelers W 16–12
32,303
7 October 27, 1968 at St. Louis Cardinals L 17–31
45,476
8 November 3, 1968 Dallas Cowboys L 3–17
84,728
9 November 10, 1968 at Cleveland Browns L 17–35
71,025
10 November 17, 1968 at Green Bay Packers L 7–29
49,644
11 November 24, 1968 at Detroit Lions T 20–20
46,152
12 December 1, 1968 Chicago Bears L 17–23
78,285
13 December 8, 1968 at Philadelphia Eagles L 17–29
57,128
14 December 15, 1968 Pittsburgh Steelers W 24–14
66,131

StandingsEdit

Template:1968 NFL Century standings

ReferencesEdit

Eastern Conference Western Conference
Capitol Century Coastal Central
Dallas Cleveland Atlanta Chicago
NY Giants New Orleans Baltimore Detroit
Philadelphia Pittsburgh Los Angeles Green Bay
Washington St. Louis San Francisco Minnesota
1968 NFL DraftNFL PlayoffsNFL ChampionshipPro BowlSuper Bowl III
Related: 1968 AFL Season

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