Where the Saints rank in the NFL - Week 3: Red zone an issue

Where the Saints rank in the NFL - Week 3: Red zone an issue

Credit: (AP Photo/The Hattiesburg American, Matt Bush)

New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees (9) gives directions to teammates at the Louisiana Superdome as the New Orleans Saints hosted the Atlanta Falcons in an NFL football game Sunday Sept. 26, 2010.

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by Bradley Handwerger / Eyewitness News

wwltv.com

Posted on September 29, 2010 at 11:52 AM

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Each week here at the EOSB I like to break out a few rankings of the Saints as a team and individually. They're generally very telling. Here is where the Saints rank after Week 3's game against Atlanta.

The rankings that you care about
Total offense (331 yards) – 14th
Rush offense (57.3 yards) – 32nd
Pass offense (273.7 yards) – 6th

Total defense (362.3 yards) – 23nd- tied
Rush defense (145 yards) – 30th
Pass defense (217.3 yards) – 15th- tied

A ranking the coaches care about
Take-aways / Give-aways (plus-5) – Tied for 8th
-- 3 Interception, 3 Fumble Recoveries --
-- 2 Thrown Interceptions, 1 Lost Fumble –

Rankings etc.
First-down plays/offense – 80 plays, averaging 4.70 yards per play, 25th (NFL ave.= 5.5 ypp)
First-down plays/defense – 85 plays, averaging 5.49 yards per play, 20th (NFL ave.= 5.5 ypp)
Red Zone Offense – 10 possessions, 5 TD’s, 3 FG’s, 80 percent score, tied 16th
Red Zone Defense – 7 possessions, 5 TD’s, 1 FG’s, 85.7 percent score, tied 26th
Kickoffs (kicking team) – 16 kickoffs, 4 touchbacks, Average Start 21.3, 3rd (NFL ave. 26.4)

Individually speaking
Drew Brees –    1st in completion percentage (75.9 percent)
        6th in yards (856 yards)
        5th in QB rating (107.6)
        13th in 4th Quarter QB rating (86.4)
        8th in 3rd-down passing (101.8)

Pierre Thomas – 27th in yards (147)
Pierre Thomas – 15th in receptions (17)
Marques Colston – 28th (tied) in receptions (14)
Jeremy Shockey – 28th (tied) in receptions (14)
Lance Moore – 35th in yards (172)
Marques Colston – 46th in yards (154)
Devery Henderson – 35th (tied) third-down receiving (4)
Pierre Thomas – 9th (tied) for first downs recorded (15)



 

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