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this is a discussion within the Saints Community Forum; Total Defense: 12th in points per game - 19.5 28th in yards per game - 374.8 31st in yards per play - 6.2 31st in 3rd down percentage - 48% Passing Defense: 25th in QB rating - 101.2 30th in ...

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Old 10-02-2017, 10:53 AM   #1
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Saints Defensive stats after week 4

Total Defense:
12th in points per game - 19.5
28th in yards per game - 374.8
31st in yards per play - 6.2
31st in 3rd down percentage - 48%

Passing Defense:
25th in QB rating - 101.2
30th in Completion percentage - 72.7%
26th in passing yards per game - 265.2
6th in interceptions - 4
8th in sacks - 11
14th in passing TDs - 6

Rushing Defense:
19th in rushing yards - 438
18th in rushing yards per attempt - 4.5
6th in rushing TDs - 2
16th in fumbles recovered - 1
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Re: Saints Defensive stats after week 4

I see those numbers only improving over time.
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31st in yards per play - 6.2
31st in 3rd down percentage - 48%
We must do better here. This has been a problem area for years.
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We must do better here. This has been a problem area for years.
Zero pass rush. One legit edge rusher opposite Jordan would do wonders for this defense.
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Old 10-02-2017, 11:44 AM   #5
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Re: Saints Defensive stats after week 4

The numbers are skewed by the first two games when our D just didn't show up. Based on the last two games we would have one of the top 5 D's in almost every category but fumble recoveries.

The biggest question is which two games will be reflective of our play for the rest of the season. They all won't be as good as the last two. Let's just hope we don't have ANY more like the first two.
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Re: Saints Defensive stats after week 4

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Rushing Defense:
19th in rushing yards - 438
18th in rushing yards per attempt - 4.5
I thought we'd be higher here. Even in the first two games, I thought the run defense was better than avg. Other than one run by Dalvin Cook, I don't remember any long gainers.
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Old 10-02-2017, 12:13 PM   #7
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Re: Saints Defensive stats after week 4

I look at stats when its a high scoring game but when you shut out a team in gown man football this day in age sure speeks volumes.

Even in the age you cran save face at the end of a game getting junk points and junk yards... its preey impressive no matter who you play against.
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Re: Saints Defensive stats after week 4

It's why nobody is sold on us. I'm not hating. The thing I think they're missing is our youth and the talent we have. Once we start playing as a unit, which we can see happening before our very eyes, the numbers are going to get better and people will notice. Stay the course.


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Re: Saints Defensive stats after week 4

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Based on the last two games we would have one of the top 5 D's in almost every category but fumble recoveries.
Completely cherry picking here, just for fun.

Over the last two games the Saints defense has allowed...vs league average for the season

Total Yards/game - 237 - 1st
Points/game - 6.5 - 1st
Passing yards/game - 160 - 3rd
Rushing yards/game - 95 - 15th
Yards/att passing - 5.2 - 1st
Yards/att rushing - 5.1 - 31st
Sacks per game - 4 - 2nd

Obviously, the Saints played two rushing oriented offenses and the yards/attempt still sucks. Luckily, the flow of the games mandated the teams abandon the run and work through the air which played to the strength of the defense.

Again, this is just cherry picking for fun. The Saints played two terrible offenses.
But it's better to look good against terrible offenses than look bad.

As far as turnovers, for the season...
There are 6 teams left that haven't recovered a fumble.
The Saints are in a seven way tie for 6th in the league with 4 interceptions.
The Saints are the only team that hasn't turned the ball over so far this season.
The Saints are still in the bottom half of the league in total take aways.
Putting us in a 3 way tie for 4th with a +4 turnover differential.
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Re: Saints Defensive stats after week 4

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Putting us in a 3 way tie for 4th with a +4 turnover differential.
Nailed it.

Winning the turnover battle ... that's a good way to ensure a post season ticket. Trending upward.

Keep grinding.

Edit - that 2009 SB winning team ranked third in the turnover diff category.

http://www.footballdb.com/stats/turnovers.html?yr=2009
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