Record: 1-15
Head coach: Dick Nolan/Dick Stanfel

The Saints had absolutely no running game. Jimmy Rogers, their leading rusher that year, barely topped 350 yards on the entire season, which forced quarterback Archie Manning to throw constantly. Eventually, New Orleans fans started referring to their hometown team as the "Aints" and routinely showed up to games with brown paper bags over their heads. They somehow managed to eek a win out over the New York Jets in Week 15 of the season to avoid going 0-16. But it didn't make their fans feel any better about their team, and they were forced to wait all the way until 1988 to make the playoffs again.