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Where Saints, Vikings rank: Week 3

A look at where the New Orleans Saints (0-2) and their upcoming opponents, the Minnesota Vikings (1-1), rank in key statistical categories through two weeks of the NFL season:

SAINTS OFFENSE:

Total yards: 3rd (434.5 per game)

Passing yards: 6th (278.0 per game)

Rushing yards: 5th (156.5 per game)

Third-down conversions: 1st (57.7 percent)

Red-zone touchdowns: 7th (70 percent)

Turnovers (giveaways): tie-4th most (4)

Sacks allowed: tie-5th fewest (2)

SAINTS DEFENSE:

Total yards: 30th (446.0 per game)

Passing yards: 32nd (323.5 per game)

Rushing yards: tie-21st (122.5 per game)

Third-down conversions: 27th (48.2 percent)

Red-zone touchdowns: tie-26th (71.4 percent percent)

Turnovers (takeaways): tie-24th (1)

Sacks: tie-26th (2)

SAINTS TEAM:

Points scored: 2nd (29.0 per game)

Points allowed: 31st (31.5 per game)

Turnover ratio: tie-25th (minus-3)

Time of possession: 14th (30:41 per game)

SAINTS INDIVIDUALS

QB Drew Brees: 570 yards (5th), 3 TDs (tie-8th), 2 INTs (tie-9th most) 90.0 passer rating (15th), 71.1 Total QBR (10th)

TE Jimmy Graham: 18 receptions (tie-1st), 200 receiving yards (5th), 2 receiving TDs (tie-5th)

RB Mark Ingram 3 rushing TDs (1st), 3 total TDs (tie-3rd), 143 rushing yards (11th), 6.0 yards per carry (tie-4th),

P Thomas Morstead: net average 43.4 yards per punt (5th)

VIKINGS OFFENSE:

Total yards: 29th (286.0 per game)

Passing yards: 32nd (166.5 per game)

Rushing yards: tie-16th (119.5 per game)

Turnovers (giveaways): tie-4th most (4)

Sacks allowed: tie-5th most (6)

VIKINGS DEFENSE:

Total yards: 7th (305.0 per game)

Passing yards: 8th (194.0 per game)

Rushing yards: 16th (111.0 per game)

Turnovers (takeaways): tie-15th (2)

Sacks: tie-6th (6)

VIKINGS TEAM:

Points scored: 24th (20.5 per game)

Points allowed: tie-8th (18.0 per game)

VIKINGS INDIVIDUALS:

QB Matt Cassel: 372 yards (27th), 3 TDs (tie-8th), 4 INTs (tie-1st), 65.7 passer rating (34th), 31.0 Total QBR (33rd)