New Orleans Saints-1980

Archie Manning should have been in the Hall of Fame. Here was a great Quarter Back who played most of his years with the New Orleans Saints; fans often called them the Aints. Most of his career he played coming from behind. I am not a fan of the Denver Broncos, Indianapolis Colts, or the New York Giants. Nevertheless, Eli and Payton Manning’s have what Archie never had; the chance of playing on a good football team. Let’s look beyond the won andloss to show a meaingful statistic. Times Sacked

1971 40
1972 43
1975 49

I have no doubt that Dad Manning is feeing the pain here.

In 1980, the Saints had only one victory. This was a 21 to 20 effort at New York vs. the Jets. NY was leading 13 to 7 after three periods. Tony Galbreath capped two drives with two short runs for two touchdowns. Archie Manning completed 20 of 38 passes for 198 yards and two touchdowns.

For the Jets, Tom Newton carried 23 times for 117 yards. Final Saints 21 Jets 20.


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