Saints 27, Panthers 35: Inside the Numbers

Sep 16, 2012; Charlotte, NC, USA Carolina Panthers running back DeAngelo Williams (34) jumps trying to avoid the tackle by New Orleans Saints defensive end Junior Galette (93) during the third quarter at Bank of America Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jeremy Brevard-US PRESSWIRE

Here are a few stats from today's Saints loss that I think are very telling about the game and the team itself.

219

Yards rushing by the Carolina Panthers.

71

Yards rushing by Cam Newton.

71.6

Drew Brees average QB rating this season

135.5

Average QB rating of opposing quarterbacks Robert Griffin III and Cam Newton.

2

Interceptions thrown by Drew Brees, for the second week in a row.

44

Minutes into the game until Marques Colston caught his first pass.

6.0

Average gain per Saints rushing play.

6.5

Average gain per Saints passing play.

35%/65%

Run to pass ratio for the Saints.

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