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Tuesday, November 24, 2009
Where the Saints rank in key stats

In anticipation of the Patriots' visit to New Orleans on Monday, a look at where the Saints rank in key statistical categories through 11 weeks of the season:

Points scored
1st (36.9 per game)

Points allowed
Tied for 13th (20.4 per game)

Third-down offense
3rd (61 of 130, 46.9 percent)

Third-down defense
7th (48 of 139, 34.5 percent)

Turnover margin
3rd (Plus-10, 29 takeaways, 19 giveaways)
29 takeaways are an NFL high

Red zone offense (based on TD percentage)
4th (32 of 49, 65.3 percent)

Red zone defense (based on TD percentage)
5th (14 of 33, 42.4 percent)