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New Orleans Saints statistical notes from Week 1

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:

CategoryRankStat
Offensive Total Yards Per Game8th419.0
Offensive Yards Per Play6th6.3
Offensive Passing Net Yds Per Game5th341.0
Defensive Third Down Efficiency5th3-11 (27%)
Take-Away, Give-Away Differential9th-tied+1
Gross Punting Average6th49.3
Net Punting Average10th42.3
Field Goal Percentage1st-tied100.0%
Points Per Game7th-tied23.0
Points Per Game Differential6th-tied6.0

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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