Where the Saints rank: Week 13

Statistically speaking, the New Orleans Saints and Seattle Seahawks are the two most balanced teams in the NFL this year.

The Saints rank third in the NFL in yards gained and fifth in the league in yards allowed. They’re the only team in the league with both units ranked in the top five.

The Seahawks, meanwhile, rank second in the league in both points scored and points allowed. New Orleans is also in the top five in both of those categories.

Here’s a look at where the Saints and Seahawks rank in those and other key statistical categories through 12 weeks of the NFL season:


Total yards: 3rd (415.0 per game)

Passing yards: 2nd (317.3 per game)

Rushing yards: 23rd (97.7 per game)

Third-down conversions: 4th (45.3 percent)

Red zone touchdowns: 18th (52.5 percent)

Turnovers (giveaways): tie-5th fewest (13)

Sacks allowed: 5th fewest (23)


Total yards: 5th (309.9 per game)

Passing yards: 3rd (198.0 per game)

Rushing yards: 15th (111.9 per game)

Third-down conversions: 6th (34.3 percent)

Red zone touchdowns: t-23rd (59.4 percent)

Turnovers (takeaways): 18th (17)

Sacks: tie-1st (37)


Points scored: 3rd (27.7 per game)

Points allowed: 5th (17.8 per game)

Turnover ratio: tie-11th (plus-4)

Time of possession: 1st (33:04 per game)


QB Drew Brees: 331.5 yards per game (2nd), 28 touchdowns (2nd), 107.3 passer rating (4th), 71.3 Total QBR (5th)

TE Jimmy Graham: 11 total TDs (tie-1st), 11 receiving TDs (tie-1st), 65 catches (tie-7th), 946 receiving yards (9th)

WR Kenny Stills: 21.4 yards per catch (1st)

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


Total yards: 12th (358.5 per game)

Passing yards: 24th (210.5 per game)

Rushing yards: 3rd (147.9 per game)

Turnovers (giveaways): tie-10th fewest (15)

Sacks allowed: tie-15th most (29)


Total yards: 2nd (293.3 per game)

Passing yards: 2nd (180.4 per game)

Rushing yards: 16th (112.9 per game)

Turnovers (takeaways): 1st (26)

Sacks: tie-9th (33)


Points scored: 2nd (27.8 per game)

Points allowed: tie-2nd (16.3 per game)