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Where the Saints rank: Week 11

The New Orleans Saints offense vaulted from seventh place to second place in the NFL rankings this week. All it took was one 625-yard outburst in Sunday night’s 49-17 rout of the Dallas Cowboys.

Here’s a look at where the Saints (7-2) and their upcoming opponents, the San Francisco 49ers (6-3), rank in key statistical categories through 10 weeks of the NFL season:

SAINTS OFFENSE:

Total yards: 2nd (422.7 per game)

Passing yards: 2nd (324.9 per game)

Rushing yards: 23rd (97.8 per game)

Third-down conversions: 5th (44.6 percent)

Red zone touchdowns: 15th (54.6 percent)

Turnovers (giveaways): tie-2nd fewest (10)

Sacks allowed: tie-7th fewest (21)

SAINTS DEFENSE:

Total yards: 7th (317.6 per game)

Passing yards: 3rd (199.9 per game)

Rushing yards: 23rd (117.7 per game)

Third-down conversions: 3rd (31.8 percent)

Red zone touchdowns: 21st (59.3 percent)

Turnovers (takeaways): tie-17th (15)

Sacks: tie-8th (29)

SAINTS TEAM:

Points scored: 2nd (29.4 per game)

Points allowed: 5th (18.1 per game)

Turnover ratio: tie-7th (plus-5)

Time of possession: 2nd (33:39 per game)

SAINTS INDIVIDUALS

QB Drew Brees: 340.4 yards per game (2nd), 25 touchdowns (2nd), 108.9 passer rating (2nd), 72.4 Total QBR (4th)

TE Jimmy Graham: 10 receiving TDs (1st), 10 total TDs (tie-1st), 805 receiving yards (tie-5th), 54 catches (tie-7th)

P Thomas Morstead: net average 42.5 yards per punt (3rd)

49ERS OFFENSE:

Total yards: 22nd (321.6 per game)

Passing yards: 32nd (173.9 per game)

Rushing yards: 4th (147.7 per game)

Turnovers (giveaways): tie-14th fewest (14)

Sacks allowed: tie-7th fewest (21)

49ERS DEFENSE:

Total yards: 6th (316.8 per game)

Passing yards: 9th (211.4 per game)

Rushing yards: 12th (105.3 per game)

Turnovers (takeaways): 9th (18)

Sacks: tie-22nd (21)

49ERS TEAM:

Points scored: tie-10th (25.2 per game)

Points allowed: 4th (17.2 per game)