New Orleans vs. Denver

Scores and stats from WhatIfSports.com's NFL simulations
By Paul Bessire, WhatIfSports.com
September 16th, 2008

WhatIfSports.com "played" the Week 3 - New Orleans Saints vs. Denver Broncos game 61 times. The Denver Broncos win 68.7% of the time by an average score of 28.8-23.6. 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 3 NFL Scores page.

New Orleans Team Stats Denver Team Stats
Points 23.6 Points 28.8
Win % 31.3 Win % 68.7
First Downs 21.2 First Downs 21.1
- Rushing 5.8 - Rushing 6.5
- Passing 14.8 - Passing 14.1
- Penalty 0.7 - Penalty 0.4
3rd Down Eff 6.1/12.6 3rd Down Eff 6.3/13
4th Down Eff 0.6/1.1 4th Down Eff 0.3/0.5
Rushes-Yards 26.2-94.2 Rushes-Yards 34.5-128.5
Avg Rush 3.6 Avg Rush 3.7
Comp-Att-Int 21.6-34.6-1.1 Comp-Att-Int 17.5-26.8-0.7
Passing Yards 260 Passing Yards 249.4
Sacked-Yards 1.9-10.9 Sacked-Yards 1.8-10.5
Fumbles-Lost 0.8-0.4 Fumbles-Lost 0.7-0.4
Punts-Avg 3.5-38.6 Punts-Avg 3.7-39.9
KR-Avg 5.5-22.9 KR-Avg 5.2-17.2
PR-Avg 3.7-10.3 PR-Avg 3.5-8.4
Penalties-Yards 3.4-21.7 Penalties-Yards 3.8-24.4
Time of Possession 29:30 Time of Possession 31:18

New Orleans Individual Stats Denver Individual Stats
Rushing
  Att Yds TD
Reggie Bush 13.7 48.7 0.5
Pierre Thomas 8.9 36 0.5
Deuce McAllister 1.2 4.8 0.1
Drew Brees 2 3.8 0
Rushing
  Att Yds TD
Selvin Young 14 60 0.5
Andre Hall 12.1 47.2 0.5
Jay Cutler 4.3 9.4 0
Michael Pittman 2.6 8 0
Peyton Hillis 1.4 3.8 0
Receiving
  Rec Yds TD
Jeremy Shockey 5.6 70.1 0.4
Reggie Bush 5.9 61.8 0.4
David Patten 4.5 54.9 0.4
Devery Henderson 2.5 44.4 0.4
Robert Meachem 1.1 14.4 0.2
Pierre Thomas 1.4 12.9 0.1
Receiving
  Rec Yds TD
Brandon Marshall 7.2 107.5 0.7
Eddie Royal 5.4 86.8 0.6
Brandon Stokley 2 29.2 0.2
Tony Scheffler 1.7 26 0.3
Passing
  Comp. Att. Yards TD INT
Drew Brees 21.5 34.5 270.5 2 1.1
Passing
  Comp. Att. Yards TD INT
Jay Cutler 17.5 26.8 259.9 1.9 0.7
Field Goals
  Made Missed
Martin Gramatica 1.3 0.3
Field Goals
  Made Missed
Matt Prater 1.8 0.4

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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