Where the Saints rank in the NFL - Week 4: Defense slowly creeping up

Where the Saints rank in the NFL - Week 4: Defense slowly creeping up

Where the Saints rank in the NFL - Week 4: Defense slowly creeping up

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by Bradley Handwerger

wwltv.com

Posted on October 6, 2010 at 12:05 PM

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The rankings that you care about
Total offense (344 yards) – 12th
Rush offense (73.3 yards) – 30th
Pass offense (270.8 yards) – 5th

Total defense (334.5 yards) – 19th
Rush defense (138.3 yards) – 26th
Pass defense (196.3 yards) – 11th

A ranking the coaches care about
Take-aways / Give-aways (plus-2) – Tied for 10th
-- 3 Interception, 4 Fumble Recoveries --
-- 2 Thrown Interceptions, 3 Lost Fumble –

Rankings etc.
First-down plays/offense – 116 plays, averaging 4.53 yards per play, 28th (NFL ave.= 5.35 ypp)
First-down plays/defense – 103 plays, averaging 5.66 yards per play, 20th (NFL ave.= 5.35 ypp)
Red Zone Offense – 15 possessions, 6 TD’s, 6 FG’s, 80 percent score, 21st
Red Zone Defense – 7 possessions, 5 TD’s, 1 FG’s, 85.7 percent score, tied 26th
Kickoffs (kicking team) – 19 kickoffs, 4 touchbacks, Average Start 24.2, 3rd (NFL ave. 26.6)

Individually speaking
Drew Brees –    1st in completion percentage (73.8 percent)
        4th in yards (1131 yards)
        6th in QB rating (102.4)
        10th in 4th Quarter QB rating (88.3)
        8th in 3rd-down passing (102.0)

Pierre Thomas – 33rd in yards (147)
Pierre Thomas – 41st (tied) in receptions (17)
Marques Colston – 37th (tied) in receptions (18)
Jeremy Shockey – 28th (tied) in receptions (20)
Lance Moore – 39th in yards (209)
Marques Colston – 49th in yards (190)
Jeremy Shockey – 46th in yards (196(
Devery Henderson – 33rd (tied) third-down receiving (5)
Pierre Thomas – 29th (tied) for first downs recorded (15)

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