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New Orleans Saints statistical notes from Week 3

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:

CategoryNFL RankStat
Total Yards Per Game6th404.3
Total Yards Allowed Per Game4th295.7
Net Yards Per Game Differential4th108.6
Passing Net Yards Per Game4th318.7
First Downs Per Game8th-tied22.0
First Downs Allowed Per Game4th16.0
Offensive Third Down Efficency7th45%
Punt Return Yards Allowed Average10th6.0
Net Punting Yards Average5th44.1
Net Punting Yards Allowed Average5th37.6
Points Per Game15th-tied23.3
Points Allowed Per Game5th12.7
Points Per Game Differential4th-tied10.6d

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

CategoryNFL RankStat
Passing Yards Per Game3rd340.3
Passing TDs4th-tied6
Yards Per Pass Play7th8.04

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

CategoryNFL RankTE RankStat
Receiving Yards3rd1st358
Yards Per Catch Avg.*8th1st15.6
Yards From Scrimmage3rd1st358
First Downs3rd-tied1st19

*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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