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Final Offensive Stats for the 2008 Saints Season

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I know a lot of you have been in off-season mode since the second Drew's final pass hit the turf against Carolina on December 28th and you could care less about the NFL playoffs. That's cool. We've got a long way to go until the draft and even longer until 2009 training camp starts. That means we have plenty of time to analyze and over-analyze what went wrong this year with the Saints and believe you me, we will definitely get into all of that. Hopefully you haven't thought I was dragging my feet.

I thought before we got started on all of that however, we should all know just what the hell we're talking about instead of throwing bogus stats around. Below you will find a detailed breakdown of the Saints offensive performance in 2008. This will, of course, be followed be defensive figures. This is the Saints season in number form. So when we get into the inevitable Reggie Bush/Pierre Thomas debate this summer (and you know it's coming!), we will all have facts and figures to reference and call each other out on. Give these a look over and commit them to memory. Learn 'em. Live 'em. Love 'em.

Make the jump for all the rest. Feel free to comment on these stats and discuss anything you find interesting or surprising.

 

Team Stats

New Orleans Opponent
Total First Downs 354 299
Rushing 103 100
Passing 232 180
Penalty 19 19
3rd Down: Made/Att 97/200 82/206
3rd Down Pct. 48.5% 39.8%
4th Down: Made/Att 10/18 8/14
4th Down Pct. 55.6% 57.1%
Possession Avg. 30:23 29:37
Total Net Yards 6571 5432
Avg. Per Game 410.7 339.5
Total Plays 1047 999
Avg. Per Play 6.3 5.4
Net Yards Rushing 1594 1885
Avg. Per Game 99.6 117.8
Total Rushes 398 445
Net Yards Passing 4977 3547
Avg. Per Game 311.1 221.7
Sacked/Yards Lost 13/92 28/161
Gross Yards 5069 3708
Attempts/Completions 636/413 526/299
Completion Pct. 64.9% 56.8%
Had Intercepted 18 15
Punts/Average 53/44.6 66/41.1
Net Punting Avg. 35.9 35.2
Penalties/Yards 86/797 84/637
Fumbles/Ball Lost 18/8 16/7
Touchdowns 57 41
Rushing 20 14
Passing 34 21
Returns 3 6

Offensive Rankings

Team Yds / Game Yds / Play Rush Yards / Game Rush Yds / Play Pass Yds / Game Pass Yds / Play Int. Rate Sacks / Pass Attempt First Downs / Game Punt Return Avg Kickoff Return Avg Field Goals Made 3rd Down Pct 4th Down Pct Red Zone Pct Goal to Go% Avg Time of Poss. Pts. / Game
NO 410.7 6.28 99.6 4.01 311.1 7.83 2.83% 2.04% 22.1 11.9 24.1 81.48% 48.50% 55.56% 61.29% 75.00% 30:23 28.9
Rank 1 1 28 23 1 2 17 2 2t 4 8 23 2 12t 4t 8t 15 1

 

Scoring

Score By Periods Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4 OT Pts
Team 67 154 115 127 0 463
Opponents 80 141 69 100 3 393

 

Scoring TD Run Pass Return PAT FG 2Pt Pts
P.Thomas 12 9 3 0 0/0 0/0 0 72
G.Hartley 0 0 0 0 28/28 13/13 0 67
L.Moore 10 0 10 0 0/0 0/0 0 60
R.Bush 9 2 4 3 0/0 0/0 0 54
D.McAllister 6 5 1 0 0/0 0/0 0 36
M.Gramatica 0 0 0 0 16/16 6/10 0 34
M.Colston 5 0 5 0 0/0 0/0 0 30
R.Meachem 4 1 3 0 0/0 0/0 0 24
T.Mehlhaff 0 0 0 0 9/10 3/4 0 18
D.Henderson 3 0 3 0 0/0 0/0 0 18
M.Campbell 2 0 2 0 0/0 0/0 0 12
M.Karney 2 2 0 0 0/0 0/0 0 12
B.Miller 1 0 1 0 0/0 0/0 0 6
D.Patten 1 0 1 0 0/0 0/0 0 6
A.Stecker 1 0 1 0 0/0 0/0 0 6
M.Bell 1 1 0 0 0/0 0/0 0 6
C.Grant 0 0 0 0 0/0 0/0 0 2
Team 57 20 34 3 53/54 22/27 0 463
Opponents 41 14 21 6 37/37 34/39 3 393

 

Individual Stats

Passing Att Cmp Yds Cmp% Yds/Att TD TD% Int Int% Long Sack Lost Rating
D.Brees 635 413 5069 65.0% 8.0 34 5.4% 17 2.7% 84t 13/ 92 96.3
L.Moore 1 0 0 0.0% 0.0 0 0.0% 1 100.0% 0 0/ 0 0.0

 

Rushing No. Yds Avg Long TD
P.Thomas 129 625 4.8 42t 9
D.McAllister 107 418 3.9 19 5
R.Bush 106 404 3.8 43 2
A.Stecker 8 43 5.4 12 0
M.Bell 13 42 3.2 15 1
D.Henderson 4 33 8.3 30 0
R.Meachem 1 20 20.0 20t 1
M.Karney 8 10 1.3 3 2
D.Brees 22 -1 0.0 9 0
Team 398 1594 4.0 43 20
Opponents 445 1885 4.2 46 14

 

Receiving No. Yds Avg Long TD
L.Moore 79 928 11.7 70t 10
R.Bush 52 440 8.5 42t 4
J.Shockey 50 483 9.7 26 0
M.Colston 47 760 16.2 70t 5
B.Miller 45 579 12.9 41 1
D.Henderson 32 793 24.8 84t 3
P.Thomas 31 284 9.2 24 3
D.McAllister 18 128 7.1 20 1
R.Meachem 12 289 24.1 74 3
M.Campbell 12 121 10.1 29 2
D.Patten 11 162 14.7 39t 1
A.Stecker 9 52 5.8 12 1
M.Karney 9 18 2.0 7 0
O.Sobomehin 2 8 4.0 10 0
S.Ryan 2 7 3.5 5 0
M.Bell 1 14 14.0 14 0
B.Ortega 1 3 3.0 3 0
Team 413 5069 12.3 84t 34
Opponents 299 3708 12.4 67t 21

 

Combined Yards Rush Yds Recv Yds KO Rt Yds Pt Rt Yds Cmb Yds
Thomas, Pierre 625 284 793 0 1702
Bush, Reggie 404 440 0 270 1114
Moore, Lance 0 928 36 40 1004
Henderson, Devery 33 793 0 0 826
Colston, Marques 0 760 0 0 760
Miller, Billy 0 579 0 0 579
McAllister, Deuce 418 128 0 0 546
Shockey, Jeremy 0 483 0 0 483
Roby, Courtney 0 0 472 0 472
Meachem, Robert 20 289 9 0 318
Patten, David 0 162 0 0 162
Green, Skyler 0 0 133 0 133
Campbell, Mark 0 121 0 0 121
Stecker, Aaron 43 52 10 0 105
Bell, Mike 42 14 0 0 56
Copper, Terrance 0 0 35 0 35
Karney, Mike 10 18 0 0 28
Ortega, Buck 0 3 8 0 11
Sobomehin, Olaniyi 0 8 0 0 8
Ryan, Sean 0 7 0 0 7
Brees, Drew -1 0 0 0 -1
Total 1594 5069 1496 310 8469
Opponents 1885 3708 1827 365 7785