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1976 New Orleans Saints season
Head Coach Hank Stram
Home Field Louisiana Superdome
Results
Record 4–10
Place 4th NFC West
Playoff Finish did not qualify
Timeline
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1975 1977

The 1976 New Orleans Saints season was the Saints’ tenth year in the National Football League (NFL). Hoping past success could influence the franchise; the Saints hired Hank Stram as the new head coach. However, in Stram's first season at the helm, the Saints continued to struggle finishing with a 4–10 record. The Saints made a uniform change before the year, going from a dark gold to old gold, and have retained the color albeit with minor shading changes since. It was also the team's first season wearing black pants.[1]

The high point of the season was in week three, when Stram’s Saints traveled to Kansas City and defeated the Chiefs 27–17. Stram rubbed salt in the wounds of the team he coached for 15 seasons (1960 to 1974) and led to the Super Bowl IV championship when Bobby Scott threw a touchdown pass on the game's final play to Tinker Owens. Chiefs coach Paul Wiggin refused to shake hands with Stram, who was carried off the Arrowhead Stadium turf by his players.

OffseasonEdit

NFL draftEdit

1976 New Orleans Saints draft
Round Pick Player Position College Notes
1 3 Chuck Muncie *  Running back California
2 32 Tony Galbreath  Running back Missouri
3 77 Bob Simmons  Guard Texas
4 95 Tinker Owens  Wide receiver Oklahoma
5 127 Scott Parrish  Offensive tackle Utah State
6 160 Terry Stieve  Guard Wisconsin
7 201 Ed Bauer  Guard Notre Dame
8 213 Craig Cassady  Defensive back Ohio State
9 240 Warren Peiffer  Defensive tackle Iowa
10 269 Junior Hardin  Linebacker Eastern Kentucky
11 294 Greg Kokal  Quarterback Kent State
12 323 Milton Butts  Offensive tackle North Carolina
      Made roster    *   Made at least one Pro Bowl during career

[2]

PersonnelEdit

StaffEdit

1976 New Orleans Saints staff
Front office
  • President – John W. Mecom, Jr.
  • Executive Vice President – Richard F. Gordon, Jr.
  • Vice President of Administration – Harry Hulmes
  • Business Manager and Treasurer – Eddie Jones

Head coaches

Offensive coaches

Defensive coaches

Special teams coaches

Strength and conditioning

  • Strength and Conditioning – Alvin Roy

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RosterEdit

1976 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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Rookies in italics

Regular seasonEdit

ScheduleEdit

Week Date Opponent Result Attendance
1 September 12, 1976 Minnesota Vikings L 40–9
58,156
2 September 19, 1976 Dallas Cowboys L 24–6
61,413
3 September 26, 1976 at Kansas City Chiefs W 27–17
53,918
4 October 3, 1976 Houston Oilers L 31–26
51,973
5 October 10, 1976 Atlanta Falcons W 30–0
51,521
6 October 17, 1976 at San Francisco 49ers L 33–3
43,160
7 October 24, 1976 Los Angeles Rams L 16–10
51,984
8 October 31, 1976 at Atlanta Falcons L 23–20
34,127
9 November 7, 1976 at Green Bay Packers L 32–27
52,936
10 November 14, 1976 Detroit Lions W 17–16
42,048
11 November 21, 1976 at Seattle Seahawks W 51–27
61,865
12 November 28, 1976 at Los Angeles Rams L 33–14
54,906
13 December 5, 1976 at New England Patriots L 27–6
53,592
14 December 12, 1976 San Francisco 49ers L 27–7
42,536

StandingsEdit

Template:1976 NFC West standings

ReferencesEdit

External linksEdit

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