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Where the Saints rank: Week 8

A look at where the New Orleans Saints and their upcoming opponents, the Buffalo Bills, rank in key statistical categories through seven weeks of the NFL season:

SAINTS OFFENSE:

Total yards: 6th (397.7 per game)

Passing yards: 2nd (311.0 per game)

Rushing yards: 22nd (86.7 per game)

Third-down conversions: 7 (42.2 percent)

Red zone touchdowns: 27th (45.5 percent)

Turnovers (fewest giveaways): tie-2nd (7)

Sacks allowed: tie-7th fewest (14)

SAINTS DEFENSE:

Total yards: 11th (338.0 per game)

Passing yards: 9th (224.0 per game)

Rushing yards: 22nd (114.0 per game)

Third-down conversions: 8th (35.2 percent)

Red zone touchdowns: 26th (61.1 percent)

Turnovers (takeaways): tie-14th (12)

Sacks: tie-7th(20)

SAINTS TEAM:

Points scored: 6th (26.8 per game)

Points allowed: 4th (17.2 per game)

Turnover ratio: tie-6th (plus-5)

Time of possession: 1st (33:33 per game)

SAINTS INDIVIDUALS:

Drew Brees: 326.3 yards per game (2nd), 14 touchdown passes (tie-5th), 102.6 passer rating (5th), 72.6 Total QBR (4th)

Jimmy Graham: 593 yards (6th), 37 receptions (tie-19th), 6 receiving TDs (tie-3rd), 6 total TDs (tie-6th)

Cameron Jordan: 5 sacks (tie-12th)

Malcolm Jenkins: 2 forced fumbles (tie-5th)

Thomas Morstead: net average 43.3 yards per punt (2nd)

BILLS OFFENSE:

Total yards: 18th (333.3 per game)

Passing yards: 30th (192.9 per game)

Rushing yards: 5th (140.4 per game)

Turnovers (giveaways): tie-12th fewest (10)

Sacks allowed: 6th most (24)

BILLS DEFENSE:

Total yards: 24th (380.4 per game)

Passing yards: 21st (256.9 per game)

Rushing yards: 28th (123.6 per game)

Turnovers (takeaways): tie-4th (15)

Sacks: tie-4th (23)

BILLS TEAM:

Points scored: 16th (22.7 per game)

Points allowed: 22nd (25.4 per game)