December 26, 2011; New Orleans, LA, USA; Atlanta Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan (2) against the New Orleans Saints during a game at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome. The Saints defeated the Falcons 45-16. Mandatory Credit: Derick E. Hingle-US PRESSWIRE

A look at the numbers for Saints vs. Falcons

The 3-5 New Orleans Saints will face off against the 8-0 Atlanta Falcons this Sunday and after looking at the recent statistics for both teams, the Saints defensive unit are going to need all the home field advantage they can get.

New Orleans Saints Offense                     Atlanta Falcons Defense

Overall:  5th (386.4 ypg)                                    Overall:  19th (356.2 ypg)

Passing:  2nd (305.4 ypg)                                   Passing:  14th (228.8 ypg)

Rushing:  30th (81 ypg)                                      Rushing:  24th (127.5 ypg)


New Orleans Saints Defense                   Atlanta Falcons Offense

Overall:  32nd (471.2 ypg)                                 Overall:  8th (376.6 ypg)

Passing:  25th (294.8 ypg)                                 Passing:  8th (278.1 ypg)

Rushing:  32nd (176.5)                                       Rushing:  25th (98.5 ypg)

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