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New Orleans Saints statistical notes from Week 3

Posted Sep 24, 2013

Drew Brees, Jimmy Graham, Cameron Jordan, Garrett Hartley and Thomas Morstead highlight the statistical notes this week

A look at some key areas that the New Orleans Saints rank well in after week three of the 2013 NFL regular season:

Category NFL Rank Stat
Total Yards Per Game 6th 404.3
Total Yards Allowed Per Game 4th 295.7
Net Yards Per Game Differential 4th 108.6
Passing Net Yards Per Game 4th 318.7
First Downs Per Game 8th-tied 22.0
First Downs Allowed Per Game 4th 16.0
Offensive Third Down Efficency 7th 45%
Punt Return Yards Allowed Average 10th 6.0
Net Punting Yards Average 5th 44.1
Net Punting Yards Allowed Average 5th 37.6
Points Per Game 15th-tied 23.3
Points Allowed Per Game 5th 12.7
Points Per Game Differential 4th-tied 10.6d

QB Drew Brees ranks in the top-10 of a number of categories, which are highlighted below:

Category NFL Rank Stat
Passing Yards Per Game 3rd 340.3
Passing TDs 4th-tied 6
Completions 6th-tied 81
Yards Per Pass Play 7th 8.04

Jimmy Graham is in the top-5 of numerous receiving categories and tops most rankings among TEs:

Category NFL Rank TE Rank Stat
Receptions 4th-tied 1st 23
TDs 2nd-tied 1st-tied 4
Receiving Yards 3rd 1st 358
Yards Per Catch Avg.* 8th 1st 15.6
Yards From Scrimmage 3rd 1st 358
First Downs 3rd-tied 1st 19

*Ranking only includes players with 15 or more receptions so far this season

Other stats of note:

Garrett Hartley ranks fourth in the NFL in points scored among kickers with 28.

Thomas Morstead is tied for sixth in the NFL in touchbacks on kickoffs (12) and ranks fifth in net punting average (44.1).

Cameron Jordan is tied for ninth in the NFL in sack (3.0)

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