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1971 New Orleans Saints season

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Owner  John W. Mecom, Jr.
Division place  4th NFC West
Start date  1971
General manager  Vic Schwenk
Record  4–8–2
Playoff finish  did not qualify
Head coach  J. D. Roberts
Home field  Tulane Stadium
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The 1971 New Orleans Saints season was the Saints fifth season. The Saints drafted Archie Manning with their first round pick, the second overall.

Manning led the Saints to their first opening day victory in franchise history, scoring a touchdown run on a rollout on the final play of a 24–20 victory over the Los Angeles Rams, New Orleans' first over Los Angeles following four consecutive losses, including the Saints' inaugural game in 1967. Four weeks later, Manning engineered a 24–14 victory over the Dallas Cowboys, who would return to Tulane Stadium in January and win Super Bowl VI over the Miami Dolphins.


Note: Tie games were not officially counted in the standings until 1972.


1971 New Orleans Saints season Wikipedia