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New Orleans Saints statistical notes from Week 1

Posted Sep 10, 2013

Drew Brees, Garrett Hartley, Thomas Morstead and Darren Sproles highlight the statistical notes this week

The New Orleans Saints ranked in the top-10 of several statistical categories, a number of them highlighted below:

Category
Rank Stat
Offensive Total Yards Per Game 8th 419.0
Offensive Yards Per Play 6th 6.3
Offensive Passing Net Yds Per Game 5th 341.0
Defensive Third Down Efficiency 5th 3-11 (27%)
Take-Away, Give-Away Differential 9th-tied +1
Gross Punting Average 6th 49.3
Net Punting Average 10th 42.3
Field Goal Percentage 1st-tied 100.0%
Points Per Game 7th-tied 23.0
Points Per Game Differential 6th-tied 6.0

Drew Brees

QB Drew Brees ranked sixth in the NFC and eighth in the NFL in quarterback rating at 109.9.

Brees ranked second in the NFC and fourth in the NFL in third-down quarterback rating at 135.0.

RB Darren Sproles is tied for seventh in the NFC and tied for 10th in the NFL in third down receptions with three.

Sproles ranks sixth in the NFC and 10th in the NFL in all-purpose yards with 140.

Garrett Hartley is third in the NFC and tied for third in the NFL in leading scorers for kickers with 11 points.

Thomas Morstead is second in the NFC and tied for third in the NFL with six touchbacks on kickoffs.

Morstead ranks third in the NFC and sixth in the NFL for gross punting average at 49.3. He is tied for fifth in the NFC and tied for 10th in the NFL in net punting average at 42.3

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