Stats not favoring the Saints when they face the Broncos on Sunday


October 21, 2012; Tampa, FL, USA; New Orleans Saints linebacker Jonathan Vilma (51) watches game action during the second half against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Raymond James Stadium. New Orleans Saints defeated the Tampa Bay Buccaneers 35-28. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-US PRESSWIRE

People can be divided on statistcs by saying that they aren’t always everything or that the numbers don’t lie.  No matter though, they really can’t be ignored.

Taking a look at the stats for the upcoming game where the New Orleans Saints will face the Denver Broncos, here are the comparisons:

Total Offense

Saints:  3rd in NFL(411.3 yds/game)

Denver:  6th in NFL(384.7 yds/game)

Total Defense

Saints:  32nd in NFL(465.5 yds allowed/game)

Denver:  10th in NFL(330.5 yds allowed/game)

Offense vs. Defense

Saints Passing Offense(1st in NFL–335.2 yds/game) vs. Denver Passing Defense(10th in NFL–215.3 yds allowed/game)

Denver Passing Offense(4th in NFL–290.8 yds/game) vs. Saints Passing Defense(30th in NFL–304.5 yds allowed/game)

Saints Rushing Offense(32nd in NFL–76.2 yds/game) vs. Denver Rushing Defense(18th in NFL–115.2 yds allowed/game)

Denver Rushing Offense(23rd in NFL–93.8 yds/game) vs. Saints Rushing Defense(31st in NFL–161 yds allowed/game)