Doug Martin, Saints lead NFL in drops

Tampa Bay rookie running back Doug Martin is tied for the league lead in dropped passes and the New Orleans Saints are tied for the league lead in team drops.

Martin and Dallas tight end Jason Witten each have seven drops, according to ESPN Stats & Information. Aside from Martin, drops haven’t been a problem for the Buccaneers. They’re tied for 23

But the problem has been widespread for the Saints, who are tied with the Jaguars, Packers and Patriots, with 19 drops. New Orleans tight end Jimmy Graham is tied for third in the NFL with six drops and receiver Marques Colston and Darren Sproles each have four.

The Atlanta Falcons are just behind the Saints. They’re tied for No. 5 with 18 drops and receiver Julio Jones leads the Falcons with five.

Surprisingly, we’ve got a positive stat for the 1-6 Carolina Panthers. They have nine team drops and only four teams have fewer.