Wednesday, 10 November 2010 20:19

New Orleans Saints Ranked No. 1 In NFL Against Pass

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The Saints defense is No. 1 in the NFL against the pass.

Defensive coordinator Gregg Williams' group, which allowed 217.3 yards passing a game in the first three weeks, has given up only 140.8 yards a game since then--dropping their season average to 166.3.

The Saints have 19 sacks this  season, including 16 in the past six games.

Offensively, the Saints are up two spots to seventh in total yards (369,9) after racking up 408 yards against Carolina.

They also rank fifth in passing (276,2), 24th in rushing (93.7) and 14th in scoring (22.3).  The Saints practiced for  a half day onTuesday before getting a five-day break for their bye.


by Ed Staton

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Ed Staton

Ed Staton is a former sports writer for the Times Picayune and New Orleans States Item.  He also served as the New Orleans Saints Information Director.  He has won 43 media awards in writing, design and photography. | This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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