Atlanta vs. New Orleans

Scores and stats from WhatIfSports.com's NFL simulations
By Paul Bessire, WhatIfSports.com
December 2nd, 2008

WhatIfSports.com "played" the Week 14 - Atlanta Falcons vs. New Orleans Saints game 10,001 times. The Atlanta Falcons win 57.1% of the time by an average score of 27-26. The stats in the boxscore below represent the average outcomes of those simulations.

To view stats and scores from every NFL game this week and learn more about how these simulations work, please visit our Week 14 NFL Scores page.

Atlanta Team Stats New Orleans Team Stats
Points 27 Points 26
Win % 57.1 Win % 42.9
First Downs 21 First Downs 20
- Rushing 8 - Rushing 6
- Passing 12 - Passing 13
- Penalty 1 - Penalty 0
3rd Down Eff 7/14 3rd Down Eff 6/13
4th Down Eff 0/1 4th Down Eff 1/1
Rushes-Yards 37-169 Rushes-Yards 29-117
Avg Rush 5 Avg Rush 4
Comp-Att-Int 15-26-1 Comp-Att-Int 19-30-1
Passing Yards 212 Passing Yards 251
Sacked-Yards 1-7 Sacked-Yards 2-11
Fumbles-Lost 1-0 Fumbles-Lost 1-0
Punts-Avg 4-38 Punts-Avg 3-39
KR-Avg 5-20 KR-Avg 6-21
PR-Avg 3-8 PR-Avg 3-8
Penalties-Yards 3-19 Penalties-Yards 3-22
Time of Possession 31:32 Time of Possession 29:02

Atlanta Individual Stats New Orleans Individual Stats
Rushing
  Att Yds TD
Michael Turner 25 115 1
Jerious Norwood 7 38 0
Ovie Mughelli 2 7 0
Jason Snelling 1 6 0
Harry Douglas 1 4 0
Matt Ryan 1 -1 0
Rushing
  Att Yds TD
Pierre Thomas 13 64 1
Reggie Bush 14 48 0
Deuce McAllister 1 5 0
Drew Brees 1 0 0
Receiving
  Rec Yds TD
Roddy White 7 107 1
Harry Douglas 5 66 1
Michael Jenkins 1 18 0
Jerious Norwood 1 11 0
Justin Peelle 1 11 0
Receiving
  Rec Yds TD
Marques Colston 5 94 1
Lance Moore 5 64 0
Devery Henderson 2 32 0
Reggie Bush 3 29 0
Jeremy Shockey 3 28 0
Passing
  Comp. Att. Yards TD INT
Matt Ryan 15 26 219 2 1
Passing
  Comp. Att. Yards TD INT
Drew Brees 19 30 262 2 1
Field Goals
  Made Missed
Jason Elam 2 0
Field Goals
  Made Missed
Garrett Hartley 1 1

Paul Bessire is the Senior Quantitative Analyst and Content Manager for WhatIfSports.com and a member of the Pro Football Writers of America. With any comments, questions or topic suggestions, Paul can be reached at BtB@whatifsports.com. Thanks!

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