07 December 2012

By The Numbers: The 2012 Saints Through 12 Games


After twelve games, here are the Saints' league-wide ranks in a variety of statistical categories.

Arrows indicate mobility since week eight; adjustments reflect league ranking, not raw statistical output. Numbers italicized in parentheses indicate previous ranking after eight games.

Offense
* Points/game: 5th  (8th)
* First half points scored: 3rd  (4th)
* Second half points scored: 12th --same--
* Red zone scoring % (TDs): 1st --same--

* Yards: 6th  (5th) 
* Yards/play: 3rd (t)  (6th)
* 3rd down conversion %: 5th  (7th)

* Rush yards/game: 26th  (30th)
* Rush yards/attempt: 9th (t)  (17th)
* Rush play %: 31st  (32nd)

* Pass yards: 3rd  (2nd)
* Pass yards/attempt: 6th (t)  (7th)

* Point differential: 15th  (16th)

* DVOA: 9th  (7th)
* WPA: 14th  (10th)

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Defense
* Points allowed/game: 26th  (29th)
* First half points allowed: 32nd --same-- 
* Second half points allowed: 12th  (25th )
* Red zone scoring % allowed (TDs): 16th  (15th)

* Yards allowed: 32nd --same--
* Yards allowed/play: 32nd --same--
* 3rd down conversion % allowed: 11th  (13th)

* Rush yards allowed: 32nd --same--
* Rush yards allowed/attempt:  32nd  (31st)

* Pass yards allowed: 30th  (29th)
* Pass yards allowed/attempt: 31st --same--

* DVOA: 30th --same--
* WPA: 30th  (32nd)

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Assorted
* Turnover Margin: 10th (t)  (11th)
* Penalties: 13th (t)  (12th)
* Passer rating differential: 21st  (22nd)

Drive Stats
* Offense
     - Average starting field position:  29th  (32nd)
     - Drive success rate: 3rd  (6th)
     - Points/drive: 4th  (5th)

* Defense
     - Average starting field position: 19th --same--
     - Drive success rate: 32nd  (31st)
     - Points allowed/drive: 26th  (30th)

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Special Teams
* Thomas Morstead
     - Punting, gross average: 2nd (50)  (1st [51.2]) 
     - Punting, net average: 1st (45.9) --same-- (1st [46.1])

* Kickoff returns: 5th  (9th)
* Punt returns:  19th (tie)  (23rd)
* DVOA:  8th  (16th)

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