Saints' defense remains at No. 32

October, 30, 2012
The latest NFL rankings on offenses and defenses are out and it’s no surprise that the New Orleans defense is holding tight at No. 32 in total defense.

The Saints are No. 31 against the run and No. 30 against the pass. Tampa Bay’s defense is No. 27 overall (No. 6 against the run and No. 31 against the pass).

Atlanta is No. 20 in total defense (No. 26 against the run and No. 10 against the pass). Believe it or not, the 1-6 Carolina Panthers have the NFC South’s top-ranked defense. The Panthers are No. 15 overall (No. 20 against the run and No. 15 against the pass).

Although New Orleans didn’t look like a top-10 offense Sunday night in Denver, it remains one. The Saints are No. 5 in overall offense (No. 1 in passing and No. 32 in rushing).

Atlanta is No. 13 in total offense (24th in rushing and eighth in passing). Tampa Bay is No. 15 in total offense (No. 15 in rushing and No. 14 in passing).

Carolina is No. 20 in total offense (No. 13 in rushing and No. 17 in passing).

Pat Yasinskas | email

ESPN Tampa Bay Buccaneers reporter



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