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Where the Saints and Falcons rank: Week 16

A look at where the New Orleans Saints (6-8) and Atlanta Falcons (5-9) rank in key statistical categories through 15 weeks of the NFL season:

SAINTS OFFENSE

Total yards: 2nd (422.6 per game)

Passing yards: 3rd (301.8 per game)

Rushing yards: 9th (120.8 per game)

Third-down conversions: tie-1st (48.0 percent)

Red-zone touchdowns: 9th (60.3 percent)

Turnovers (giveaways): tie-10th most (23)

Sacks allowed: tie-6th fewest (23)

SAINTS DEFENSE

Total yards: 31st (390.1 per game)

Passing yards: tie-26th (257.1 per game)

Rushing yards: 29th (132.9 per game)

Third-down conversions: 30th (45.4 percent)

Red-zone touchdowns: 27th (63.0 percent)

Turnovers (takeaways): tie-26th (16)

Sacks: tie-22nd (31)

SAINTS TEAM

Points scored: 9th (26.0 per game)

Points allowed: 28th (26.7 per game)

Turnover ratio: 24th (minus-7)

Time of possession: 12th (30:24 per game)

SAINTS INDIVIDUALS

QB Drew Brees: 311 yards per game (3rd), 31 TDs (5th), 12 INTs (tie-7th most), 70.0 completion percentage (1st), 101.4 passer rating (5th), 74.2 Total QBR (6th)

RB Mark Ingram: 869 rushing yards (12th), 7 rushing TDs (tie-9th)

TE Jimmy Graham: 9 receiving TDs (tie-11th)

LB Curtis Lofton: 130 tackles (4th)

OLB Junior Galette: 9.0 sacks (tie-18th)

FALCONS OFFENSE

Total yards: 7th (382.9 per game)

Passing yards: 5th (286.1 per game)

Rushing yards: 24th (96.7 per game)

Turnovers (giveaways): tie-14th fewest (20)

Sacks allowed: tie-10th fewest (25)

FALCONS DEFENSE

Total yards: 32nd (409.9 per game)

Passing yards: 32nd (292.5 per game)

Rushing yards: 20th (117.4 per game)

Turnovers (takeaways): tie-8th (24)

Sacks: 32nd (16)

FALCONS TEAM

Points scored: 10th (24.9 per game)

Points allowed: tie-26th (26.4 per game)

FALCONS INDIVIDUALS

QB Matt Ryan: 294 yards per game (5th), 27 TDs (tie-9th), 12 INTs (tie-7th most), 65.8 completion percentage (8th), 96.0 passer rating (9th), 67.2 Total QBR (10th)

WR Julio Jones: 1,428 receiving yards (2nd), 93 receptions (3rd), 6 receiving TDs (tie-24th)

RB Steven Jackson: 698 rushing yards (18th), 6 rushing TDs (tie-13th)

LB Paul Worrilow: 127 tackles (5th)