Thursday, December 29, 2011
NFC South can't stop the YAC
By Pat Yasinskas
With the New Orleans Saints at 12-3 and on a seven-game winning streak, it’s hard to find many weak spots.
But here’s one. When it comes to allowing opposing receivers to gain yards after the catch, the Saints’ defense ranks last in the league. The Saints have allowed a league-high 2,108 yards after the catch, according to ESPN Stats & Information.
This category isn’t a strength for the entire NFC South. The Tampa Bay Buccaneers are No. 31 with 2,022 yards allowed after the catch.
The Carolina Panthers are No. 23 with 1,807 yards after the catch and the Atlanta Falcons are No. 18 at 1,620 yards.