Where the Saints rank: Week 10

November, 5, 2013
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A look at where the New Orleans Saints and their upcoming opponents, the Dallas Cowboys, rank in key statistical categories through nine weeks of the NFL season:

SAINTS OFFENSE:

Total yards: 7th (397.4 per game)
Passing yards: 3rd (317.6 per game)
Rushing yards: 26th (79.8 per game)
Third-down conversions: 9th (41.3 percent)
Red-zone touchdowns: tie-21st (50 percent)
Turnovers (giveaways): tie-3rd fewest (9)
Sacks allowed: tie-11th fewest (20)

SAINTS DEFENSE:

Total yards: 9th (333.1 per game)
Passing yards: 5th (211.9 per game)
Rushing yards: 26th (121.3 per game)
Third-down conversions: 6th (34.7 percent)
Red-zone touchdowns: tie-21st (60 percent)
Turnovers (takeaways): tie-10th (15)
Sacks: 9th (26)

SAINTS TEAM:

Points scored: 7th (27.0 per game)
Points allowed: 4th (17.1 per game)
Turnover ratio: tie-7th (plus-6)
Time of possession: 3rd (32:55 per game)

SAINTS INDIVIDUALS:

Quarterback Drew Brees: 334 yards per game (2nd), 21 touchdowns (2nd), 104.5 passer rating (4th), 69.2 Total QBR (7th)
Tight end Jimmy Graham: 10 receiving TDs (1st), 10 total TDs (1st), 746 receiving yards (5th)
Punter Thomas Morstead: net average 42.8 yards per punt (3rd)

COWBOYS OFFENSE:

Total yards: 17th (342.8 per game)
Passing yards: 9th (267.1 per game)
Rushing yards: 27th (75.7 per game)
Turnovers (giveaways): tie-7th fewest (10)
Sacks allowed: tie-8th fewest (19)

COWBOYS DEFENSE:

Total yards: 31st (419.2 per game)
Passing yards: 31st (305.2 per game)
Rushing yards: 16th (114.0 per game)
Turnovers (takeaways): tie-2nd (21)
Sacks: tie-13th (23)

COWBOYS TEAM:

Points scored: 4th (28.6 per game)
Points allowed: 15th (23.2per game)

Mike Triplett

ESPN New Orleans Saints reporter

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