| ||Offense ||Defense |
|Record ||Playoff record ||Total yards ||Pass yards ||Rush yards ||Turnovers ||First downs ||Total yards ||Pass yards ||Rush yards ||Turnovers ||First downs |
|4-8-2 ||0-0 ||3666 ||1955 ||1711 ||25 ||242 ||4438 ||2238 ||2200 ||45 ||260 |
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The New Orleans Saints' fifth season was in 1971, playing their home games at Tulane Stadium. During the offseason they hired J.D. Roberts to lead the team. Roberts previously was the interim head coach of the New Orleans Saints and had three years of coaching experience in the NFL. They finished the season 4-8-2, 2-4-1 at home and 2-4-1 on the road.
Head Coach: J.D. Roberts Offensive Coordinator: Ken Shipp Kicking Coach: Charlie Tate Chief Scout: Bob Whitman Owner: John Mecom