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I gotcher TOP right here........

Some of us at CSC are known to occasionally put down our cafe au lait and beignets (that would be tea & crumpets to you of the New English persuasion), and have a brief bit o'bubbly banter about football statistics and to what extent our favorite team should use said statistics to prepare game plans, call plays, or hire coaches. So let's take a quick look at last night's game between the Saints and Falcons, shall we?

>Atlanta won the TOP battle by nearly 7 minutes,

>Atlanta ran off 12 more plays, 75 to 63,

>Atlanta gained more net yardage (but not by much),

>Atlanta won the Turnover battle, 2 interceptions to 1 fumble,

>Atlanta caused more sacks (1 vs none).

So what was the result of this statistical trouncing? The Saints beat the Falcons so bad that a tree-hugging Yahoo blogger from Stanford was whining about the Saints running up the score.

Moral of the story: If you're going to put down your Cafe au Lait and Beignets, it should only be because (a) you're done, or (b) you're emptying your hand to grab your favorite alcoholic refreshment.

This FanPost was written by a reader and member of Canal Street Chronicles. It does not necessarily reflect the views of CSC and its staff or editors.

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