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this is a discussion within the Saints Community Forum; I was very surprised when I studied the game stats. Who would have thought: Rushing plays Saints 27 Dolphins 30 Net yards rushing Saints 138 Dolphins 137 Rushing Avg. Saints 5.1 Dolphins 4.7 Tackled for loss Saints 2 Dolphins 6 ...

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Old 10-26-2009, 09:51 AM   #1
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I was very surprised when I studied the game stats. Who would have thought:

Rushing plays Saints 27 Dolphins 30
Net yards rushing Saints 138 Dolphins 137
Rushing Avg. Saints 5.1 Dolphins 4.7
Tackled for loss Saints 2 Dolphins 6

After all the scary runs by the Dolphins, we out rushed them. (Although by the skinniest of margins.)

We beat them at their own game!
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Old 10-26-2009, 10:00 AM   #2
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The Saints really shut down the run. This is a case of stats being misleading. Other than the 69-yarder from Rickey Williams, the Dolphins were ineffective. Ronnie Brown averaged 3.0 YPC (16 carries, 48 yards). Take away Rickey's long run, and he averaged just over 1 YPC. The Wildcat wasn't so wild.
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Old 10-26-2009, 10:29 AM   #3
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Originally Posted by D_it_up View Post
The Saints really shut down the run. This is a case of stats being misleading.
I am very proud of our run D. If they can stop the Dolphins, they can stop anyone.
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Old 10-26-2009, 11:01 AM   #4
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Originally Posted by D_it_up View Post
The Saints really shut down the run.
that they did but a few times the broke it for big gains
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Old 10-26-2009, 11:18 AM   #5
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Originally Posted by bobad View Post
I was very surprised when I studied the game stats. Who would have thought:

Rushing plays Saints 27 Dolphins 30
Net yards rushing Saints 138 Dolphins 137
Rushing Avg. Saints 5.1 Dolphins 4.7
Tackled for loss Saints 2 Dolphins 6

After all the scary runs by the Dolphins, we out rushed them. (Although by the skinniest of margins.)

We beat them at their own game!
You omitted time of possession, which was 33 to 27 in favor of the Saints.

So basically, in the 2nd half, when the Dolphins needed to run their dumb wildcat to control the ball and the clock, the Saints stuffed it, and then to add insult to injury, ran the ball down their throat, and won the game.
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Old 10-26-2009, 11:30 AM   #6
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To add to that, the phins threw EVERYTHING they had at us and it wasn't enough... Way to fight back!

The untold stat: Heart.
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Old 10-26-2009, 11:33 AM   #7
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How about these stats:

Brees - Sacked 5 times, Intercepted 3 times, Fumbled Twice, 58.9 QBR
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Old 10-26-2009, 11:34 AM   #8
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How about these stats:

Brees - Sacked 5 times, Intercepted 3 times, Fumbled Twice, 58.9 QBR
Was that first half stats?
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Old 10-26-2009, 04:58 PM   #9
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The wild cat looked pretty tame to me. meow, meow
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