Where the Saints rank in the NFL - Week 5: Brees' ratings dropping

Where the Saints rank in the NFL - Week 5: Brees' ratings dropping

Where the Saints rank in the NFL - Week 5: Brees' ratings dropping

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by Bradley Handwerger / Eyewitness Sports

wwltv.com

Posted on October 13, 2010 at 11:05 AM

Updated Wednesday, Oct 13 at 12:38 PM

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Where the Saints Rank:

The rankings that you care about
Total offense (346.8 yards) – 10th
Rush offense (75.6 yards) – 31st
Pass offense (271.2 yards) – 5th

Total defense (306.4 yards) – 9th
Rush defense (118.8 yards) – 22nd
Pass defense (187.6 yards) – 6th

A ranking the coaches care about
Take-aways / Give-aways (minus-1) – Tied for 16th
-- 4 Interception, 4 Fumble Recoveries --
-- 5 Thrown Interceptions, 4 Lost Fumble –

Rankings etc.
First-down plays/offense – 146 plays, averaging 4.6 yards per play, 29th (NFL ave.= 5.47 ypp)
First-down plays/defense – 124 plays, averaging 5.31 yards per play, 14th (NFL ave.= 5.47 ypp)
Red Zone Offense – 19 possessions, 7 TD’s, 8 FG’s, 36.8 percent score TD
Red Zone Defense – 10 possessions, 6 TD’s, 3 FG’s, 60 percent score TD
Kickoffs (kicking team) – 23 kickoffs, 5 touchbacks, Average Start 26.6, 12th (NFL ave. 26.7)

Individually speaking
Drew Brees –    1st in completion percentage (71.4 percent)
        4th in yards (1410 yards)
        9th in QB rating (95.7)
        17th in 4th Quarter QB rating (78.2)
        4th in 3rd-down passing (110.7)

Pierre Thomas – 41st in yards (147)
Chris Ivory – 46th (tied) in yards (119)
Marques Colston – 24th (tied) in receptions (25)
Jeremy Shockey – 32nd (tied) in receptions (23)
Marques Colston – 29th in yards (287)
Jeremy Shockey – 49th in yards (226)
Devery Henderson – 31st (tied) third-down receiving (6)
Pierre Thomas – 44th (tied) for first downs recorded (15)
Marques Colston – 44th (tied) for first downs recorded (15)

Now it's your move. Any of these rankings surprising?

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