01 January 2013

2012 Season Index

Here's a partial archive of content from 2012, if you're twisted enough to re-live it.

Everything BountyGate

* Week 1, Kromer's Choice
* Week 2, On Borrowed Time
* Week 3, Stumbling into Goodell's Abyss
* Week 4, A Step Behind

* Week 5, Deus Ex Machina
* Week 6, --bye week--
* Week 7, The Arrival of Big Poppa
* Week 8, A Graying Promise
* Week 9, Strange Magic

* Week 10, No Sympathy for the Devil
* Week 11, Can't You Hear Me Knocking?
* Week 12, Domino Theory
* Week 13, The Gallow's Pole

* Week 14, A Weary Pantomime
* Week 15, Trouble No More
* Week 16, --no content (holidays)--
* Week 17, --no content (holidays)--


Below are the Saints' league rankings in a variety of statistical categories this season.

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


Offense
* Points/game: 3rd  (5th)
* First half points scored: 2nd  (3rd)
* Second half points scored: 8th  (12th)
* Red zone scoring % (TDs): 2nd  (1st)

* Yards: 2nd  (6th)
* Yards/play: 1st, tie  (3rd)
* 3rd down conversion %: 4th  (5th) 

* Rush yards/game: 25th  (26th)
* Rush yards/attempt: 13th  (9th)
* Rush play %: 29th, tie  (31st)

* Pass yards: 1st  (3rd)
* Pass yards/attempt: 7th  (6th)

* Point differential:  15th, +7 (15th)

* DVOA: 9th (9th)
* WPA: 10th  (14th)

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Defense
* Points allowed/game: 31st ↓ (26th)
* First half points allowed: 32nd  (32nd)
* Second half points allowed: 27th  (12th)
* Red zone scoring % allowed (TDs): 21st  (16th)

* Yards allowed: 32nd (32nd)
* Yards allowed/play: 32nd (32nd) 
* 3rd down conversion % allowed: 18th  (11th)

* Rush yards allowed: 32nd (32nd)
* Rush yards allowed/attempt: 32nd (32nd)

* Pass yards allowed: 31st  (30th)
* Pass yards allowed/attempt: 32nd ↓ (31st)

* DVOA: 32nd ↓ (30th)
* WPA: 31st ↓ (30th)

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Assorted
* Turnover Margin: 14th, +2  (10th)
* Penalties: 21st, tie  (13th)
* Passer rating differential: 13th  (21st)

Drive Stats
* Offense
     - Average starting field position: 31st  (29th)
     - Drive success rate: 3rd (3rd)
     - Points/drive: 4th (4th)

* Defense
     - Average starting field position: 25th  (19th)
     - Drive success rate: 32nd (32nd)
     - Points allowed/drive: 31st ↓ (26th)

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Special Teams
* Thomas Morstead
     - Punting, gross average: 1st, 50.5  (2nd [50])
     - Punting, net average: 1st, tie, 43.2 (1st [45.9])

* Kickoff returns: 11th  (5th)
* Punt returns: 26th  (19th)
* DVOA:  23rd  (8th)