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Inside the Game: Saints vs Texans stats comparison

In 2016, the Texans were #1 in Total Defense while the Saints were #1 in Total Offense.

Saints and Texans hold a joint practice prior to their Week 2 preseason matchup.

Photos courtesy of Houston Texans

2016 League Rankings

Saints

Texans

Record

7-9

9-7

Scoring Avg. (NFL Rank)

29.3 (2)

17.4 (28)

Opp. Scoring Avg. (NFL Rank)

28.4 (31)

20.5 (11)

Total Off. (NFL Rank)

426.0 (1)

314.7 (29)

Rushing Off. (NFL Rank)

108.9 (16)

116.2 (8)

Passing Off. (NFL Rank)

317.1 (1)

198.5 (29)

Total Def. (NFL Rank)

375.4 (27)

301.3 (1)

Rushing Def. (NFL Rank)

101.6 (14)

99.7 (12)

Passing Def. (NFL Rank)

273.8 (32)

201.6 (2)

Kickoff Return Avg. (NFL Rank)

16.5 (31)

18.6 (29)

Punt Return Avg. (NFL Rank)

9.6 (9)

10.9 (7)

Turnover Margin (NFL Rank)

-3 (23)

-7 (26t)

Penalties

107

87

Penalty Yards

969

868

Opp. Penalties

104

118

Opp. Penalty Yards

881

944

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