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2007 Redux: Jaguars 28, Saints 21

The Saints efforts at a fairytale comeback following a slow start have been stalled. At the halfway point in the Redux season and the Saints are one game behind their real life counterparts with a 3-4 record.

Drew Brees had a pretty solid day. It was all about the tight ends in this one. Eric Johnson notched two TD's while Billy Miller picked up the other one. Deuce might finally be feeling the effects of taking so many handoffs as Reggie got a lot more touches in this game than he has seen normally this season. Deuce was still effective with only 20 attempts, but both running backs fumbled the ball once. Mare missed the one try he attempted today. Terrance Copper returned 7 kickoffs for a total of 153 yards. Another two turnovers hurt the Saints and possibly cost them the game

Mark Simoneau led the defense with 12 tackles including one sack. Charles Grant also added to the sack total with two of his own. The bend and don't break policy didn't work so well for the Saints D as the Jaguars slowly killed the Saints with field goals. Josh Scobee was the hero of the day for the Jags with 5 made field goals which included a long of 50 yards.

Saints now find themselves all alone in last place in the NFC South. The somewhat decent Rams are next on the schedule.

Scoring Summary

1st 2nd 3rd 4th OT Final
Jaguars 6 16 3 3 - 28
Saints 0 0 14 7 - 20

 

Game Stats

   Stat

Saints Jaguars
Score 21 28
Total Offense 321 277
Rushing Yards 164 97
Passing Yards 157 180
First Downs 21 15
PR Yards 88 142
KR Yards 153 89
Possession 31:34 28:26
Turnovers 2 0
3rd Down Conv. 7/14 8/20
Red Zone Offense 100% 20%
Penalty Yards 66 65

 

Division Standings

Team W L T Pct. PF PA
Atlanta
5 3 0 .625 212 179
Tampa Bay
5 4 0 .555 165 191
Carolina 4 4 0 .500 151 162
New Orleans 3 5 0 .375 135 146

 

Passing

Player Yards Comp. Att. Pct. TD Int.
Drew Brees 174 18 25 72% 3 0

 

Rushing

Player Attempts Yards Avg. TD Fumble
Deuce McAllister 20 114 5.7 0 1
Reggie Bush
12 48 4.0 0 1

 

Receiving

Player Rec. Yards Long TD
Eric Johnson 7 52 14 2
Reggie Bush
3 34 15 0
Devery Henderson
2 38 30 0
Billy Miller
2 24 12 1
Marques Colston
2 15 9 0

 

Defense

Player Tackles Sacks Int.
Mark Simoneau
7 1 0
Charles Grant
5 2 0
Scott Shanle
5 0 0
Roman Harper
4 0 0
Scott Fujita
4 0 0
Rodney Leisle
3 0 0
Josh Bullocks
3 0 0

 

Kicking

Player Att. Comp. Long
Olindo Mare 1 0 0

 

We are now at the half way point. Here is how the rest of the league stands league stands. While the Saints season seems to be running along the same path as the real 2007 season, the rest of the league does not seem to be following that same pattern. Notice Oakland and New England!

NFC West

Team W L T Pct. PF PA
Cardinals
5 3
0 .625 168
161
Rams
5
3 0 .625 208 158
Seahawks 4
4 0 .500 194 169
49ers 2 6
0 .250 134 201

NFC East

Team W L T Pct. PF PA
Eagles
5 3
0 .625 165
122
Giants
5
3 0 .625 171 168
Cowboys 3
5 0 .375 156 189
Redskins 2 6
0 .250 166 195

NFC North

Team W L T Pct. PF PA
Bears
6 2
0 .750 172
147
Lions
6
2 0 .750 181 169
Vikings 2
6 0 .250 135 224
Packers 1 7
0 .125 150 209

AFC West

Team W L T Pct. PF PA
Raiders
7 1
0 .875 198
151
Chiefs
7
1 0 .875 251 149
Chargers 5
3 0 .625 206 178
Broncos 1 7
0 .125 129 185

AFC East

Team W L T Pct. PF PA
Jets
7 2
0 .777 230
152
Dolphins
5
3 0 .625 191 184
Bills 3
5 0 .375 147 165
Patriots 3 6
0 .333 190 203

AFC South

Team W L T Pct. PF PA
Jaguars
5 3
0 .625 195
163
Colts
5
3 0 .625 175 178
Texans 3
6 0 .333 170 160
Titans 1 7
0 .125 137 208

AFC Noth

Team W L T Pct. PF PA
Bengals
5 3
0 .625 159
177
Steelers
4
4 0 .500 169 161
Browns 3
5 0 .375 190 182
Ravens 3 5
0 .375 149 163

 

Our very own Deuce McAllister has cracked the top five among league leaders in rushing, just six yards shy of being the fourth leading rusher.

Rushing Leaders

Player Yards TD Att. Avg.
L. Tomlinson
1,210
6 226
5.3
W. McGahee
1,164
1
261
4.4
T. Jones
1,070
4
260
4.1
C. Portis
1,009 5
220 4.5
D. McAllister
1,004
4 243
4.1

Saints are also tied for second in the league for sacks allowed, with only 16. The Saints defense is fourth in the league in points allowed per game with a very low 18.2 average and also included a shocking ninth place ranking for interceptions made with nine. Overall however, a very mediocre season.