1986 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
7-9-0 0-0 4742 2668 2074 43 275 5102 3543 1559 43 331
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The New Orleans Saints' twentieth season was in 1986, playing their home games at Louisiana Superdome. During the offseason they hired Jim E. Mora (Sr.) to lead the team. Mora (Sr.) previously was the defensive coordinator of the New England Patriots in 1982 and has a total of five years of coaching in the NFL. They finished the season 7-9-0, 4-4-0 at home and 3-5-0 on the road. At the end of the season, Rueben Mayes was awarded with the AP Offensive Rookie of the Year award.


Week Opponent Score Notes
Week 1 Atlanta Falcons 10-31
Week 2 Green Bay Packers 24-10
Week 3 @ San Francisco 49ers 17-26
Week 4 @ New York Giants 17-20
Week 5 Washington Redskins 6-14
Week 6 @ Indianapolis Colts 17-14
Week 7 Tampa Bay Buccaneers 38-7
Week 8 @ New York Jets 23-28
Week 9 San Francisco 49ers 23-10
Week 10 Los Angeles Rams 6-0
Week 11 @ St. Louis Cardinals 16-7
Week 12 @ Los Angeles Rams 13-26
Week 13 New England Patriots 20-21
Week 14 Miami Dolphins 27-31
Week 15 @ Atlanta Falcons 14-9
Week 16 @ Minnesota Vikings 17-33

1986 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: Jim Erkenbeck Running Backs Coach: Jim Skipper Tight Ends Coach: Joe Marciano Defensive Line Coach: John Pease Linebackers Coach: Vic Fangio, 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