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TheOak 11-05-2013 11:17 AM

Where the Saints rank: Week 10
 
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A look at where the New Orleans Saints and their upcoming opponents, the Dallas Cowboys, rank in key statistical categories through nine weeks of the NFL season:

SAINTS OFFENSE:

Total yards: 7th (397.4 per game)
Passing yards: 3rd (317.6 per game)
Rushing yards: 26th (79.8 per game)
Third-down conversions: 9th (41.3 percent)
Red-zone touchdowns: tie-21st (50 percent)
Turnovers (giveaways): tie-3rd fewest (9)
Sacks allowed: tie-11th fewest (20)

SAINTS DEFENSE:

Total yards: 9th (333.1 per game)
Passing yards: 5th (211.9 per game)
Rushing yards: 26th (121.3 per game)
Third-down conversions: 6th (34.7 percent)
Red-zone touchdowns: tie-21st (60 percent)
Turnovers (takeaways): tie-10th (15)
Sacks: 9th (26)

SAINTS TEAM:

Points scored: 7th (27.0 per game)
Points allowed: 4th (17.1 per game)
Turnover ratio: tie-7th (plus-6)
Time of possession: 3rd (32:55 per game)

SAINTS INDIVIDUALS:

Quarterback Drew Brees: 334 yards per game (2nd), 21 touchdowns (2nd), 104.5 passer rating (4th), 69.2 Total QBR (7th)
Tight end Jimmy Graham: 10 receiving TDs (1st), 10 total TDs (1st), 746 receiving yards (5th)
Punter Thomas Morstead: net average 42.8 yards per punt (3rd)

COWBOYS OFFENSE:

Total yards: 17th (342.8 per game)
Passing yards: 9th (267.1 per game)
Rushing yards: 27th (75.7 per game)
Turnovers (giveaways): tie-7th fewest (10)
Sacks allowed: tie-8th fewest (19)

COWBOYS DEFENSE:

Total yards: 31st (419.2 per game)
Passing yards: 31st (305.2 per game)
Rushing yards: 16th (114.0 per game)
Turnovers (takeaways): tie-2nd (21)
Sacks: tie-13th (23)

COWBOYS TEAM:

Points scored: 4th (28.6 per game)
Points allowed: 15th (23.2per game)

Where the Saints rank: Week 10 - New Orleans Saints Blog - ESPN

westbankdaze 11-05-2013 12:02 PM

Where the Saints rank: Week 10
 
And then Demarcus ware showed up....


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saintsfan403 11-05-2013 12:07 PM

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Yeah, cause Demarcus Ware coming off of an injury is a lot better than a healthy Mario Williams....

westbankdaze 11-05-2013 12:46 PM

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Originally Posted by saintsfan403 (Post 545018)
Yeah, cause Demarcus Ware coming off of an injury is a lot better than a healthy Mario Williams....

Ware > Mario

Again , in 09 a lot was made of Wares neck injury and that he probably wasn't going to be ready to face the Saints. Not only did he play he ate Bushrods lunch all game long and ended the last saints drive with a sack on Brees. You think Charlie Brown is better than Bushrod?


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TheOak 11-05-2013 01:15 PM

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DEs are not our biggest problem. Peppers did nothing. Oddly enough DTs give us hell.

Falcons Sacks - 2 DT, 0 LB, 0 DE
Bucs Sacks - 1 DT, 1 LB, 1 DE
Cardinals Sacks - 0 DT, 1 LB, 3 DE
Dolphins Sacks - 1 DT, 0 LB, 1 DE
Bears Sacks - 1 DT, 0 LB, 0 DE <-- Peppers
Patriots Sacks - 0 DT, 0 LB, 1 DE
Bills Sacks - 1 DT, 0 LB, 2 DE
Jets Sacks - 0 DT, 1 LB, 1 DE

DT- 6
LB- 3
DE- 9 (3 were for Dockett, he has had only 1 other sack this season)

Mario had 1 sack against us.

Its 2013... 4 years later.

westbankdaze 11-06-2013 06:18 AM

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Originally Posted by TheOak (Post 545036)
DEs are not our biggest problem. Peppers did nothing. Oddly enough DTs give us hell.

Falcons Sacks - 2 DT, 0 LB, 0 DE
Bucs Sacks - 1 DT, 1 LB, 1 DE
Cardinals Sacks - 0 DT, 1 LB, 3 DE
Dolphins Sacks - 1 DT, 0 LB, 1 DE
Bears Sacks - 1 DT, 0 LB, 0 DE <-- Peppers
Patriots Sacks - 0 DT, 0 LB, 1 DE
Bills Sacks - 1 DT, 0 LB, 2 DE
Jets Sacks - 0 DT, 1 LB, 1 DE

DT- 6
LB- 3
DE- 9 (3 were for Dockett, he has had only 1 other sack this season)

Mario had 1 sack against us.

Its 2013... 4 years later.

I'm confused. The sack rally by DE seems to be higher than DT?

Also how many quality DE are there like Ware. Don't forget he was a LB in years past so he can play different roles in different formations. Do not underestimate the dark side of the force.

TheOak 11-06-2013 06:54 AM

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Defensive Ends Rankings highlighted are the ones we have faced and their sack count against us.

Top
J.J. Watt, Cameron Jordan, DeMarcus Ware, Cameron Wake, Muhammad Wilkerson(1 sack) , Justin Smith

Next Level
Calais Campbell (0-sacks), Robert Quinn, Chris Long, Charles Johnson, Greg Hardy, Julius Peppers (0- sacks, Jared Allen

Pro-Bowl Potential
Sheldon Richardson, Lamarr Houston, Chandler Jones (1-Sack), Fletcher Cox, Carlos Dunlap, Michael Johnson, Desmond Bryant, Ezekiel Ansah, Cliff Avril

You can spend the rest of the week fretting over DeMarcus Ware, I am not... He will get one sack and that will be how it goes.

DEs and sacks are not our offensive lines biggest problem. DTs and LBs shooting the gaps and tackling our RBs in the back field is.

saintfan 11-06-2013 10:40 PM

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We rush for 80 yards a game? I had no idea.

Choupique 11-07-2013 09:29 AM

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80 yards against most NFL defenses is a pretty tough thing to accomplish if you apply the light of reality to the conversation.

most of us would have -800 yards, in comparison.

Papa Voodoo 11-07-2013 10:11 AM

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Originally Posted by westbankdaze (Post 545029)
Ware > Mario

Again , in 09 a lot was made of Wares neck injury and that he probably wasn't going to be ready to face the Saints. Not only did he play he ate Bushrods lunch all game long and ended the last saints drive with a sack on Brees. You think Charlie Brown is better than Bushrod?


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In '09 he was at OLB. We also never doubled him the whole agme, I guess thinking he could be slowed enough and we didn't adjust. I think we will have Charles and Ben on him quite a bit.


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