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1982 New Orleans Saints season
Head Coach Bum Phillips
General Manager Bum Phillips
Home Field Louisiana Superdome
Results
Record 4–5
Place {{{division_place}}}
Playoff Finish did not qualify
Timeline
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1981 1983

The 1982 New Orleans Saints season saw the team nearly qualify for the NFL playoffs, missing it by a tiebreaker. The Saints finished with a 4–5 record, and narrowly missed the playoffs in a complicated labyrinth of tie-breakers.

OffseasonEdit

NFL draftEdit

1982 New Orleans Saints draft
Round Pick Player Position College Notes
1 13 Lindsay Scott  Wide receiver Georgia
2 30 Brad Edelman *  Guard Missouri
3 58 Rodney Lewis  Defensive back Nebraska
3 66 Eugene Goodlow  Wide receiver Kansas State
3 68 Kenny Duckett  Wide receiver Wake Forest
3 76 John Krimm  Defensive back Notre Dame
4 86 Morten Andersen *  Placekicker Michigan State
5 114 Tony Elliott  Defensive tackle North Texas
6 142 Marvin Lewis  Running back Tulane
8 198 Chuck Slaughter  Offensive tackle South Carolina
      Made roster    *   Made at least one Pro Bowl during career

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PersonnelEdit

StaffEdit

1982 New Orleans Saints staff
Front office
  • Owner – John Mecom, Jr.
  • President – Eddie Jones
  • Director of Football Operations – Harry Hulmes
  • Director of Player Personnel – Pat Peppler

Head coaches

Offensive coaches

Defensive coaches
  • Defensive Coordinator – Wade Phillips
  • Defensive Line – Willie Zapalac
  • Linebackers – John Paul Young
  • Defensive Backfield – Lance Van Zandt

Special teams coaches

  • Special Teams – Harold Richardson

Strength and conditioning

  • Strength and Conditioning – Russell Paternostro

RosterEdit

1982 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

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Regular seasonEdit

ScheduleEdit

Week Date Opponent Result Attendance
1 September 12, 1982 St. Louis Cardinals L 21–7
58,673
2 September 19, 1982 at Chicago Bears W 10–0
56,600
September 26, 1982 Denver Broncos canceled
October 3, 1982 at Los Angeles Raiders canceled
October 10, 1982 San Francisco 49ers canceled
October 17, 1982 at Minnesota Vikings canceled
October 24, 1982 at Los Angeles Rams canceled
October 31, 1982 Atlanta Falcons postponed
November 7, 1982 Los Angeles Rams canceled
November 14, 1982 at San Diego Chargers canceled
3 November 21, 1982 Kansas City Chiefs W 27–17
39,341
4 November 28, 1982 at San Francisco 49ers W 23–20
51,611
5 December 5, 1982 Tampa Bay Buccaneers L 13–10
61,709
6 December 12, 1982 at Atlanta Falcons L 35–0
39,535
7 December 19, 1982 at Dallas Cowboys L 21–7
64,506
8 December 26, 1982 Washington Redskins L 27–10
48,667
9 January 2, 1983 Atlanta Falcons W 35–6
47,336

StandingsEdit

Template:1982 NFC West standings

National Football Conference
view · talk · edit W L T PCT PF PA
Washington Redskins 8 1 0 .889 190 128
Dallas Cowboys 6 3 0 .667 226 145
Green Bay Packers 5 3 1 .611 226 169
Minnesota Vikings 5 4 0 .556 187 198
Atlanta Falcons 5 4 0 .556 183 199
St. Louis Cardinals 5 4 0 .556 135 170
Tampa Bay Buccaneers 5 4 0 .556 158 178
Detroit Lions 4 5 0 .444 181 176
New Orleans Saints 4 5 0 .444 129 160
New York Giants 4 5 0 .444 164 160
San Francisco 49ers 3 6 0 .333 209 206
Chicago Bears 3 6 0 .333 141 174
Philadelphia Eagles 3 6 0 .333 191 195
Los Angeles Rams 2 7 0 .222 200 250
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ReferencesEdit

External linksEdit

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NY Jets Seattle Washington Tampa Bay
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