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Final Defensive and Special Team Stats for the 2008 Saints Season

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As promised, here are the final defensive and special teams statistics for the 2008 season. As you would expect, these aren't as impressive as their offensive counterparts.


Rushing Defense

Left End Left Tackle Left Guard Up the Middle Right Guard Right Tackle Right End
Plays: 62 Plays: 58 Plays: 65 Plays: 87 Plays: 62 Plays: 51 Plays: 45
NFL Rank: 10 NFL Rank: 15 NFL Rank: 3 NFL Rank: 28 NFL Rank: 4 NFL Rank: 23 NFL Rank: 20
Avg Gain: 5.19 Avg Gain: 4.72 Avg Gain: 3.66 Avg Gain: 3.75 Avg Gain: 4.32 Avg Gain: 3.86 Avg Gain: 5.89
NFL Rank: 15 NFL Rank: 24 NFL Rank: 12 NFL Rank: 12 NFL Rank: 22 NFL Rank: 13 NFL Rank: 26

 

Passing Defense

Short Left Short Middle Short Right Deep Left Deep Middle Deep Right
Plays: 165 Plays: 82 Plays: 161 Plays: 55 Plays: 29 Plays: 35
NFL Rank: 7 NFL Rank: 27 NFL Rank: 23 NFL Rank: 1 NFL Rank: 9 NFL Rank: 20
Avg Gain: 5.80 Avg Gain: 7.09 Avg Gain: 5.87 Avg Gain: 8.00 Avg Gain: 18.10 Avg Gain: 8.03
NFL Rank: 13 NFL Rank: 24 NFL Rank: 25 NFL Rank: 7 NFL Rank: 31 NFL Rank: 2

 


Team Rankings

Team Yds / Game Yds / Play Rush Yds / Game Rush Yards / Play Pass Yards / Game Pass Yards / Play Int. Rate Sacks / Pass Att First Downs / Game Punt Return Avg Kickoff Return Avg 3rd Down Pct 4th Down Pct Red Zone Pct Goal to Go% Points / Game Point Diff. / Game Yard Diff. / Game
NO 339.5 5.44 117.8 4.24 221.7 6.74 2.85% 5.32% 18.7 10.7 24.0 39.81% 57.14% 48.33% 70.97% 24.6 4.4 71.2
Rank 23 22 17 19 23 21 14 22 18 25 23 19 19t 9 21 26 10 3


Individual Stats

Interceptions No. Yds Avg Long TD
J.David 5 83 16.6 42 0
S.Fujita 2 19 9.5 17 0
K.Kaesviharn 2 13 6.5 13 0
U.Young 2 3 1.5 3 0
T.Porter 1 25 25.0 25 0
J.Bullocks 1 23 23.0 23 0
M.McKenzie 1 14 14.0 14 0
J.Vilma 1 8 8.0 8 0
Team 15 188 12.5 42 0
Opponents 18 270 15.0 95t 2

 

Punting No Yds Avg Net TB In Lg B
S.Weatherford 26 1094 42.1 34.2 3 5 61 0
G.Pakulak 24 1144 47.7 37.8 2 3 70 0
B.Graham 3 126 42.0 35.3 0 1 44 0
Team 53 2364 44.6 35.9 5 9 70 0
Opponents 66 2711 41.1 35.2 4 23 65 0

 

Punt Returns Ret FC Yds Avg Long TD
R.Bush 20 3 270 13.5 71t 3
L.Moore 6 13 40 6.7 11 0
S.Green 0 1 0 0 0 0
Team 26 17 310 11.9 71t 3
Opponents 34 7 363 10.7 42 0

 

Field Goals 1-19 20-29 30-39 40-49 50+
G.Hartley 0/ 0 5/ 5 4/ 4 4/ 4 0/ 0
M.Gramatica 0/ 0 0/ 0 3/ 3 2/ 5 1/ 2
T.Mehlhaff 0/ 0 1/ 1 1/ 2 1/ 1 0/ 0
Team 0/ 0 6/ 6 8/ 9 7/ 10 1/ 2
Opponents 0/ 0 13/ 13 15/ 16 5/ 7 1/ 3

 

Kickoff Returns No. Yds Avg Long TD
P.Thomas 31 793 25.6 88 0
C.Roby 19 472 24.8 62 0
S.Green 4 133 33.3 60 0
T.Copper 2 35 17.5 18 0
A.Stecker 2 10 5.0 10 0
L.Moore 1 36 36.0 36 0
R.Meachem 1 9 9.0 9 0
B.Ortega 1 8 8.0 8 0
M.Campbell 1 0 0.0 0 0
M.Karney 0 0 0 0 0
Team 62 1496 24.1 88 0
Opponents 76 1827 24.0 83t 1


Defensive Player Statistics

Player Tkl Ast Comb Sack Sk Yds QH Int PD FF FR
J.Vilma 98 34 132 1 5 4 1 6 2 3
S.Shanle 60 27 87 2 12 3 0 5 1 0
R.Harper 73 7 80 0 0 1 0 9 1 0
S.Fujita 62 18 80 0 0 0 2 3 1 0
W.Smith 43 19 62 3 23 11 0 1 1 0
K.Kaesviharn 47 14 61 0 0 1 2 4 0 0
R.Gay 49 4 53 1 6 1 0 15 0 0
J.Bullocks 28 7 35 0 0 1 1 6 0 0
K.Clancy 26 8 34 2 8 4 0 3 0 1
C.Grant 27 6 33 3 20 9 0 2 0 0
U.Young 27 6 33 0 0 0 2 8 0 0
S.Ellis 20 10 30 4 16 8 0 4 0 0
B.McCray 25 4 29 6 35 13 0 0 1 0
T.Porter 23 2 25 1 8 1 1 5 0 0
J.David 21 2 23 0 0 0 5 10 0 1
M.McKenzie 21 1 22 0 0 0 1 3 0 0
B.Young 11 2 13 1 0 0 0 0 1 0
J.Charleston 9 1 10 3 25 3 0 0 0 0
A.Glenn 6 1 7 0 0 0 0 1 0 0
H.Thomas 6 1 7 0 0 0 0 1 0 0
J.Dunbar 4 3 7 0 0 0 0 2 0 0
J.Craft 2 4 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
L.Torrence 4 1 5 0 0 0 0 2 0 0
A.Lake 4 1 5 0 0 1 0 0 0 0
C.Reis 3 1 4 1 3 1 0 0 0 0
R.Ayodele 2 1 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
J.Savage 1 2 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
T.Evans 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
M.Mitchell 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Team Totals 703 188 891 28 161 62 15 90 8 5
Opponent Totals 724 172 896 13 92 55 18 107 10 7

**Tkl=Tackle Ast=Assist FF =Forced Fumble FR=Fumble Recovery BL=Blocked Kick**

 

Special Teams Defensive Stats

Player Tkl Ast FF FR BL
U.Young 15 2 0 1 0
J.Dunbar 13 0 0 0 0
T.Evans 12 1 0 1 0
C.Reis 9 1 1 0 0
R.Harper 9 0 0 0 0
M.Mitchell 8 1 0 1 0
J.Charleston 6 2 0 0 0
B.Ortega 5 1 0 0 0
J.Bullocks 5 0 1 0 0
P.Thomas 4 1 0 0 0
L.Torrence 3 1 0 0 0
A.Stecker 3 0 0 0 0
K.Kaesviharn 2 1 0 0 0
J.Craft 2 1 0 0 0
C.Roby 2 0 0 0 0
S.Weatherford 2 0 0 0 0
S.Fujita 1 0 0 0 0
A.Glenn 1 0 0 0 0
J.Savage 1 0 0 0 0
D.Barnes 1 0 0 0 0
G.Hartley 1 0 0 0 0
G.Pakulak 1 0 0 0 0
T.Holt 0 1 0 0 0
Team Totals 106 13 2 3 0
Opponent Totals 85 12 1 2 1

**Tkl=Tackle Ast=Assist FF =Forced Fumble FR=Fumble Recovery BL=Blocked Kick**

 

Turnovers

Fumbles Lost: J.Shockey 2, R.Bush 2, S.Green 1, P.Thomas 1, O.Sobomehin 1, D.Brees 1 Total: 8

Opponent Fumble Recoveries: J.Vilma 3, J.David 1, U.Young 1, K.Clancy 1, T.Evans 1 Total: 7