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Saints vs. Redskins: Inside the Numbers

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September 9, 2012; New Orleans, LA, USA; New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees (9) at the line during the first half of a game against the Washington Redskins at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome. Mandatory Credit: Derick E. Hingle-US PRESSWIRE
September 9, 2012; New Orleans, LA, USA; New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees (9) at the line during the first half of a game against the Washington Redskins at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome. Mandatory Credit: Derick E. Hingle-US PRESSWIRE

A look at some of the important stats from the Saints 40-32 loss to the Redskins.

52

Pass attempts by Drew Brees. That's a lot.

1

Saints defensive sacks. There should have been much more pressure on a rookie quarterback making his NFL debut.

10 - 32

Rushing attempts and net yards rushing. It's hard to run the ball when you're playing from behind the entire game and putting yourself in long yardage situations thanks to penalties.

42

Rushing yards by Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III. Ten more than the entire Saints team combined.

100%

The Redskins offense in goal-to-go situations.

2

Interceptions thrown by Drew Brees.

2/11 - 18%

The Saints third down conversion percentage.

12 - 107 yards

The number of penalties committed by the Saints and and total yards penalized.

12 - 127 yards

The number of penalties committed by the Redskins and and total yards penalized.

3

The number, at least, of catchable passes that wound up being dropped by Saints receivers.