1987 New Orleans Saints schedule

Season statistics

Offense Defense
Record Playoff record Total yards Pass yards Rush yards Turnovers First downs Total yards Pass yards Rush yards Turnovers First downs
12-3-0 0-1 5113 2870 2243 34 313 4767 3007 1760 50 298
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The New Orleans Saints' twenty-first season was in 1987, and it was the second season Jim E. Mora (Sr.) served as the head coach of the team. The Saints played their home games at Louisiana Superdome. They finished the year 12-3-0 in the regular season but they lost their first playoff game to the Minnesota Vikings 44-10. At the end of the season, Jim E. Mora (Sr.) was awarded with the Coach of the Year award.


Week Opponent Score Notes
Week 1 Cleveland Browns 28-21
Week 2 @ Philadelphia Eagles 17-27
Week 4 Los Angeles Rams 37-10
Week 5 @ St. Louis Cardinals 19-24
Week 6 @ Chicago Bears 19-17
Week 7 San Francisco 49ers 22-24
Week 8 @ Atlanta Falcons 38-0
Week 9 @ Los Angeles Rams 31-14
Week 10 @ San Francisco 49ers 26-24
Week 11 New York Giants 23-14
Week 12 @ Pittsburgh Steelers 20-16
Week 13 Tampa Bay Buccaneers 44-34
Week 14 Houston Oilers 24-10
Week 15 @ Cincinnati Bengals 41-24
Week 16 Green Bay Packers 33-24


Week Opponent Score Notes
Wild Card Round Minnesota Vikings 10-44

1987 New Orleans Saints Coaching Staff

Head Coach: Jim E. Mora (Sr.) Offensive Coordinator: Carl Smith Defensive Coordinator: Steve Sidwell Quarterbacks Coach: Carl Smith Wide Receivers Coach: Steve Walters Offensive Line Coach: Paul T. Boudreau Running Backs Coach: Jim Skipper Tight Ends Coach: Joe Marciano Defensive Line Coach: John Pease Outside Linebackers Coach: Vic Fangio Inside Linebackers Coach: Steve Sidwell Defensive Backs Coach: Dom Capers Special Teams Coach: Joe Marciano Strength and Conditioning Coach: Russell Paternostro Part Time Strength and Conditioning Coach: Glenn Mayeaux Part-Time Strength and Conditioning Coach: Glenn Mayeaux Owner: Tom Benson General Manager: Jim Finks