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Throwback Thursday: Archie Manning’s 1980 Saints

The year was 1980 and there was actually a lot of genuine hope coming into the New Orleans Saints season. There may be some good memories for some. Amazingly, this was way before Who Dat Nation was born. The Saints came into 1980 with their best finish since their inception in 1967 at 8-8 under Dick Nolan.

The Saints finished up the 1979 season with one of the best offenses in the NFL, ranked in the top 5 in offense especially in rushing. Chuck Muncie ran for over 1,198 yards and Tony Galbreath added 708 yards to make the Saints running game a force in the NFL.