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Cold Hard New Orleans Saints Stats at the Midseason Mark

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How do the Saints stack up statistically at the midseason point of 2016?

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The New Orleans Saints just reached their midseason mark with a win in San Francisco in Week 9. They are a solid 4-4 club, and hope to continue ‘the good’ against last year’s Super Bowl champion Denver Broncos on Sunday.

But since it’s the midseason, lets take a look at all the important stats for the New Orleans Saints so far.

Offense

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  • Yards per game: 434.5 (1st)
  • Points per game: 30.3 (2nd)
  • Yards per play: 6.1 (4th)
  • Time of possession: 32:10 (5th)
  • Turnover differential: +4 (6th)

Passing

  • Passing yards per game: 326.4 (1st)
  • Passing touchdowns: 21 (2nd)
  • Interceptions: 5 (11th fewest)
  • Attempted passes per game: 43.4 (1st)
  • Average per pass: 7.7 (tied for 7th)
  • 20+ yard plays: 34 (tied for 3rd)
  • 40+ yard plays: 6 (tied for 9th)
  • Longest play 98 yards (1st)

Rushing

  • Rushing yards per game: 108.1 (16th)
  • Rushing touchdowns: 8 (tied for 13th)
  • Fumbles: 2 (tied for 5th fewest
  • Attempted rushes per game: 26.5 (14th)
  • Average per rush: 4.1 (tied for 18th)
  • 20+ yard plays: 2 (tied for 25th)
  • 40+ yard plays: 1 (tied for 14th)
  • Longest play: 75 yards (tied for 2nd)

Defense

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  • Yards allowed per game: 408.5 (30th)
  • Points allowed per game: 29.8 (30th)
  • Yards allowed per play: 6.4 (32nd)
  • Penalties: 55 (Tied for 10th fewest)
  • Defensive touchdowns: 0
  • Forced fumbles: 8 (tied for 14th)
  • Recovered fumbles: 9 (1st)

Passing

  • Passing yards allowed per game: 300.0 (32nd)
  • Average yards per pass: 8.3 (tied for 29th)
  • Passing touchdowns allowed: 11 (tied for 11th)
  • Interceptions: 4 (23rd)
  • Sacks: 11 (30th)
  • 20+ yard plays allowed: 31 (tied for 25th)
  • 40+ yard plays allowed: 7 (tied for 25th)
  • QB rating allowed: 98.0 (25th)
  • Completion % allowed: 65.4 (tied for 22nd)
  • Longest play allowed: 65 yards (tied for 18th)

Rushing

  • Rushing yards allowed per game: 108.5 (19th)
  • Average yards per rush allowed: 4.4 (21st)
  • Rushing touchdowns allowed: 11 (tied for 28th)
  • 20+ yard plays allowed: 5 (tied for 16th)
  • 40+ yard plays allowed: 2 (tied for 23rd)
  • Longest play allowed: 75 yards (tied for 30th)

Much of it is what we expected going into the season, but some might be a bit surprising. Let us know how you feel about the stats so far this season in the comments below.