Saints @ Bucs: By the Numbers

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November 6, 2011; New Orleans, LA, USA; Tampa Bay Buccaneers center Jeff Faine (52) lines up against the New Orleans Saints during the second half of a game at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome. The Saints defeated the Buccaneers 27-16. Mandatory Credit: Derick E. Hingle-US PRESSWIRE

The New Orleans Saints (1-4) go on the road to take on the Tampa Bay Buccaneers (2-3).  I’ve cherry picked some stats for this match up, and the numbers lead me to believe that this game will be just like every other game the Saints have played thus far. After looking at the numbers, I’m sure you’ll agree,  I’ll start with the offenses.

TOTAL OFFENSE

PPG: Saints – 28.2, Bucs – 24

Yds./play: Saints – 5.8, Bucs – 5.6

3rd down %: Saints – 46%, Bucs – 28%

T.O.P.: Saints – 27:26, Bucs – 29:05

PASSING OFFENSE

Yds./Att.: Saints – 7.3, Bucs – 7.7

QB Rating: Saints – 90.7, Bucs – 84.2

TD’s: Saints – 14, Bucs – 8

Comp. %: Saints – 58.9%, Bucs – 55.2%

RUSHING OFFENSE

YPG: Saints – 75.2, Bucs – 101.8

YPA: Saints – 3.9, Bucs – 4.1

Att./Game: Saints – 19.2, Bucs – 25.0

 

Now let’s take a look at the defenses.

 

TOTAL DEFENSE

PPG: Saints – 30.8, Bucs – 20.2

YPG: Saints – 456, Bucs – 387.2

3rd Down %: Saints – 38%, Bucs – 30%

PASS DEFENSE

Yds./Att: Saints – 8.6, Bucs – 8.2

20+ Plays: Saints – 20, Bucs – 23

Opp. QB Rating: Saints – 104.5, Bucs – 79.9

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