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1969 New Orleans Saints season
Head Coach Tom Fears
General Manager Vic Schwenk
Home Field Tulane Stadium
Results
Record 5–9
Place 3rd Capitol
Playoff Finish did not qualify
Timeline
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1968 1970

The 1969 New Orleans Saints season was the team's third as a member of the National Football League. They improved on their previous season's output of 4–9–1, winning five games.[1] The team failed to qualify for the playoffs for the third consecutive season. Tom Dempsey led the team in scoring with 99 points and was named to the Pro Bowl. [2]

The 1969 Saints surrendered 7.90 yards per-pass-attempt (including quarterback sacks), an NFL record at the time for the Super Bowl Era, and third all-time as of 2012.[3]

OffseasonEdit

NFL draftEdit

1969 New Orleans Saints draft
Round Pick Player Position College Notes
1 17 John Shinners  Guard Xavier
      Made roster  

[4]

PersonnelEdit

StaffEdit

1969 New Orleans Saints staff
Front office
  • President – John W. Mecom, Jr.
  • General Manager – Vic Schwenk

Head coaches

Offensive coaches

Defensive coaches



[5]

RosterEdit

1969 New Orleans Saints roster
Quarterbacks

Running backs

Wide receivers

Tight ends

Offensive linemen

Defensive linemen

Linebackers

Defensive backs

Special teams

Reserve lists

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Practice squad {{{practice_squad}}}


Rookies in italics

ScheduleEdit

Week Date Opponent Result Attendance
1 September 21, 1969 Washington Redskins L 26–20
73,147
2 September 28, 1969 Dallas Cowboys L 21–17
79,567
3 October 5, 1969 at Los Angeles Rams L 36–17
54,879
4 October 12, 1969 Cleveland Browns L 27–17
71,274
5 October 19, 1969 Baltimore Colts L 30–10
80,636
6 October 26, 1969 at Philadelphia Eagles L 13–10
60,658
7 November 2, 1969 at St. Louis Cardinals W 51–42
46,718
8 November 9, 1969 at Dallas Cowboys L 33–17
68,282
9 November 16, 1969 at New York Giants W 25–24
62,927
10 November 23, 1969 San Francisco 49ers W 43–38
71,448
11 November 30, 1969 Philadelphia Eagles W 26–17
72,805
12 December 7, 1969 at Atlanta Falcons L 45–17
57,021
13 December 14, 1969 at Washington Redskins L 17–14
50,354
14 December 21, 1969 Pittsburgh Steelers W 27–24
72,256

StandingsEdit

Template:1969 NFL Capitol standings

Awards and honorsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. 1969 New Orleans Saints
  2. Numbelievable!, p.19, Michael X. Ferraro and John Venziano, Triumph Books, 2007, Chicago, Illinois, ISBN 978-1-57243-990-0
  3. Cold Hard Football Facts: Ryan Kalil ad: Carolina D not up to the task, third to only the 1981 Colts and 1975 Jets
  4. "1969 New Orleans Saints draftees". Pro-Football-Reference.com. https://www.pro-football-reference.com/teams/nor/1969_draft.htm. Retrieved November 10, 2014.
  5. "All-Time Roster". NewOrleansSaints.com. http://www.neworleanssaints.com/team/history/all-time-roster.html. Retrieved June 23, 2012.
Eastern Conference Western Conference
Capitol Century Coastal Central
Dallas Cleveland Atlanta Chicago
New Orleans NY Giants Baltimore Detroit
Philadelphia Pittsburgh Los Angeles Green Bay
Washington St. Louis San Francisco Minnesota
1969 NFL DraftNFL PlayoffsNFL ChampionshipPro BowlSuper Bowl IV
Related: 1969 AFL Season

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