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1983 New Orleans Saints season

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Owner  John Mecom, Jr.
Division place  3rd NFC West
Start date  1983
General manager  Bum Phillips
Record  8–8
Playoff finish  did not qualify
Head coach  Bum Phillips
Home field  Mercedes-Benz Superdome
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The 1983 New Orleans Saints season was the team's 17th as a member of the National Football League. They improved on their previous season's output of 4–5, winning eight games. Despite the improvement, the team failed to qualify for the playoffs for the seventeenth consecutive season. With an 8-7 record going into the final game of the season at the Superdome against the Los Angeles Rams, the Saints, with a win, would have finished with their first winning season and their first playoff berth. However, Rams kicker Mike Lansford kicked a 42-yard field goal with :06 left to defeat the Saints 26-24, and advance to the playoffs. Other than that field goal, the Rams did not score a single point on offense, instead scoring via a punt return for a touchdown, two interception returns for touchdowns, and a safety.

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1983 New Orleans Saints season Wikipedia


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