By comparing these numbers to the numbers posted in the games, it will give you an idea of how NO, and S.F have been playing, comparitively, in recent games. I think that it's a good way to judge whether or not a team is hot on offense, defense, or both.
Of course, I could use some game stats with which to compare...
-Saints success against last five opponents, and their averages in points and yardage.
Score W/L Points Rnk. Yds. Rnk. Pass Rnk. Rush Rnk.
(13-3) Saints (O-34.2) 2nd (O-467.1) 1st (O-334.2) 1st (O-132.9) 6th
(D-21.2) 13th (D-368.4) 24th (D-259.8) 30th (D-108.6) 12th
Pts. Rnk. Yds. Rnk. Pass Rnk. Rush Rnk.
W 22-17 @ (9-7) Titans (O-20.3) 21st (O-335.1) 17th (O-245.2) 12th (O-89.9) 31st
(D-19.8) 8th (D-355.1) 18th (D-226.8) 14th (D-128.3) 24th
W 42-20 @ (3-13) Vikings (O-21.2) 19th (O-329.7) 18th (O-184.8) 28th (O-144.9) 4th
(D-28.1) 31st (D-358.2) 21st (D-251.2) 26th (D-107.0) 11th
W 45-16 (10-6) Falcons (O-25.1) 7th (O-376.6) 10th (O-262.0) 8th (O-114.6) 17th
(D-21.9) 18th (D-333.6) 12th (D-236.6) 20th (D-97.0) 6th
W 45-17 (6-10) Panthers (O-25.4) 5th (O-389.8) 7th (O-239.3) 13th (O-150.5) 3rd
(D-26.8) 27th (D-377.6) 28th (D-246.8) 24th (D-130.8) 25th
W 45-28 (10-6) Lions (O-29.6) 4th (O-396.1) 5th (O-300.9) 4th (O-95.2) 29th
(D-24.2) 23rd (D-367.6) 23rd (D-239.4) 22nd (D-128.1) 23rd
-49ers success against last five opponents, and their averages in points and yardage
Score W/L Points Rnk. Yards Rnk. Pass Rnk. Rush Rnk.
(13-3) 49ers (O-23.8) 11th (O-310.9) 28th (O-183.1) 29th (O-127.8) 8th
(D-14.3) 2nd (D-308.2) 4th (D-230.9) 16th (D-77.2) 1st
Points Rnk. Yards Rnk. Pass Rnk. Rush Rnk.
W 26-0 (2-14) Rams (O-12.1) 32nd (O-283.6) 31st (O-179.4) 30th (O-104.2) 23rd
(D-25.4) 26th (D-358.4) 22nd (D-206.3) 7th (D-152.1) 31st
L 19-21 (8-8) Cardinals (O-19.5) 24th (O-324.5) 19th (O-222.9) 17th (O-101.6) 24th
(D-21.8) 17th (D-355.1) 19th (D-231.0) 17th (D-124.1) 21st
W 20-3 (12-4) Steelers (O-20.3) 22nd (O-372.3) 12th (O-253.4) 10th (O-118.9) 14th
(D-14.2) 1st (D-271.8) 1st (D-171.9) 1st (D-99.8) 8th
W 19-17 (7-9) Seahawks (O-20.1) 23rd (O-303.8) 28th (O-194.1) 22nd (O-109.8) 21st
(D-19.7) 7th (D-332.2) 9th (D-219.9) 11th (D-112.3) 15th
W 34-27 (2-14) Rams See above