Where the Saints rank: Week 14

Last week, the New Orleans Saints were the only team in the NFL ranked in both the top five in offensive and defensive yardage. But after an ugly 34-7 loss in Seattle, the Saints fell out of the top five in both categories. They also dropped out of the top five in points scored and points allowed.

Here's a look at where the Saints (9-3) and this week's opponent, the Carolina Panthers (9-3), now rank in those and other key statistical categories:


Total yards: Sixth (396.1 per game)

Passing yards: Third (302.8 per game)

Rushing yards: 23rd (93.3 per game)

Third-down conversions: Fifth (44.8 percent)

Red-zone touchdowns: 16th (53.7 percent)

Turnovers (giveaways): Tied for fourth-fewest (14)

Sacks allowed: Fifth-fewest (24)


Total yards: Eighth (319.8 per game)

Passing yards: Fourth (206.7 per game)

Rushing yards: 16th (113.2 per game)

Third-down conversions: Eighth (35.8 percent)

Red-zone touchdowns: 24th (59.5 percent)

Turnovers (takeaways): Tied for 20th (17)

Sacks: Tied for third (38)


Points scored: Seventh (26.0 per game)

Points allowed: Sixth (19.2 per game)

Turnover ratio: 12th (plus-3)

Time of possession: Second (32:30 per game)


QB Drew Brees: 316.2 yards per game (third), 29 touchdowns (second), 104.9 passer rating (fifth), 69.3 Total QBR (sixth)

TE Jimmy Graham: 12 total TDs (tied for first), 12 receiving TDs (tied for first), 68 catches (tied for 10th), 988 receiving yards (10th)

P Thomas Morstead: net average 43.0 yards per punt (second)


Total yards: 24th (327.8 per game)

Passing yards: 27th (198.4 per game)

Rushing yards: 9th (129.3 per game)

Turnovers (giveaways): Tied for ninth-fewest (16)

Sacks allowed: Tied for 14th-fewest (31)


Total yards: Second (289.8 per game)

Passing yards: Sixth (209.6 per game)

Rushing yards: Second (80.3 per game)

Turnovers (takeaways): Tied for second (26)

Sacks: Second (39)


Points scored: Tied for 14th (23.8 per game)

Points allowed: First (13.1 per game)