1977 New Orleans Saints season
|1977 New Orleans Saints season|
|Head coach||Hank Stram|
|Home field||Louisiana Superdome|
|Division place||4th NFC West|
|Playoff finish||did not qualify|
The 1977 New Orleans Saints season was the team's 11th as a member of the National Football League. They were unable to improve on their previous season's output of 4–10, winning only three games. The team failed to qualify for the playoffs for the eleventh consecutive season, as Coach Hank Stram was fired following the season. In his two years as Coach the Saints only managed to win seven games.
|1977 New Orleans Saints draft|
|1||7||Joe Campbell||Defensive end||Maryland|
|Made roster Made at least one Pro Bowl during career|
|1977 New Orleans Saints staff|
| Front office
| Defensive coaches
Special teams coaches
Strength and conditioning
The season's first victory for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, and the franchise's first overall, did not come until week 13 on the road against the New Orleans Saints. The Bucs led at halftime by a score of 13–0. Dave Green had two field goals, while Gary Huff threw a touchdown pass to Morris Owens. Upon their arrival to Tampa Bay, the Bucs were greeted by 8,000 fans.
Said Saints head coach Hank Stram following the loss, "What a nightmare. It was the worst experience of my coaching career. We're all ashamed for our people, for our fans, for our organization". He was fired the next week.
|1||September 18, 1977||Green Bay Packers||L 24–20|| |
|2||September 25, 1977||at Detroit Lions||L 23–19|| |
|3||October 2, 1977||at Chicago Bears||W 42–24|| |
|4||October 9, 1977||San Diego Chargers||L 14–0|| |
|5||October 16, 1977||at Los Angeles Rams||L 14–7|| |
|6||October 23, 1977||at St. Louis Cardinals||L 49–31|| |
|7||October 30, 1977||Los Angeles Rams||W 27–26|| |
|8||November 6, 1977||at Philadelphia Eagles||L 28–7|| |
|9||November 13, 1977||San Francisco 49ers||L 10–7|| |
|10||November 20, 1977||Atlanta Falcons||W 21–20|| |
|11||November 27, 1977||at San Francisco 49ers||L 20–17|| |
|12||December 4, 1977||New York Jets||L 16–13|| |
|13||December 11, 1977||Tampa Bay Buccaneers||L 33–14|| |
|14||December 18, 1977||at Atlanta Falcons||L 35–7|| |
|Los Angeles Rams(2)||10||4||0||.714||4–2||8–4||302||146||L1|
|San Francisco 49ers||5||9||0||.357||3–3||5–7||220||260||L3|
|New Orleans Saints||3||11||0||.214||2–4||3–9||232||336||L4|
- 1977 New Orleans Saints
- "1977 New Orleans Saints draftees". Pro-Football-Reference.com. Retrieved November 10, 2014.
- "All-Time Roster". NewOrleansSaints.com. Retrieved November 4, 2014.
- Numbelivable!, p.111, Michael X. Ferraro and John Veneziano, Triumph Books, Chicago, Illinois, 2007, ISBN 978-1-57243-990-0