San Diego vs. New Orleans

Scores and stats from WhatIfSports.com's NFL simulations
By Paul Bessire, WhatIfSports.com
October 21st, 2008

WhatIfSports.com "played" the Week 8 - San Diego Chargers vs. New Orleans Saints game 10,001 times. The New Orleans Saints win 62.4% of the time by an average score of 28-24. 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 8 NFL Scores page.

San Diego Team Stats New Orleans Team Stats
Points 24 Points 28
Win % 37.6 Win % 62.4
First Downs 20 First Downs 22
- Rushing 6 - Rushing 6
- Passing 13 - Passing 15
- Penalty 1 - Penalty 1
3rd Down Eff 6/13 3rd Down Eff 7/13
4th Down Eff 0/1 4th Down Eff 1/1
Rushes-Yards 28-106 Rushes-Yards 27-107
Avg Rush 4 Avg Rush 4
Comp-Att-Int 20-31-1 Comp-Att-Int 23-36-1
Passing Yards 246 Passing Yards 268
Sacked-Yards 2-11 Sacked-Yards 2-11
Fumbles-Lost 1-0 Fumbles-Lost 1-0
Punts-Avg 3-44 Punts-Avg 4-39
KR-Avg 5-23 KR-Avg 6-22
PR-Avg 4-11 PR-Avg 3-9
Penalties-Yards 3-22 Penalties-Yards 3-22
Time of Possession 29:28 Time of Possession 31:10

San Diego Individual Stats New Orleans Individual Stats
Rushing
  Att Yds TD
LaDainian Tomlinson 21 78 1
Darren Sproles 5 23 0
Vincent Jackson 1 3 0
Mike Tolbert 1 3 0
Philip Rivers 1 -1 0
Rushing
  Att Yds TD
Deuce McAllister 19 84 1
Pierre Thomas 3 12 0
Mike Karney 2 7 0
Devery Henderson 1 2 0
Drew Brees 1 1 0
Receiving
  Rec Yds TD
Vincent Jackson 5 79 1
Antonio Gates 4 54 0
Malcom Floyd 3 48 0
LaDainian Tomlinson 4 40 0
Legedu Naanee 2 15 0
Darren Sproles 1 8 0
Mike Tolbert 1 8 0
Brandon Manumaleuna 1 5 0
Receiving
  Rec Yds TD
Lance Moore 6 68 1
Marques Colston 5 60 0
Billy Miller 3 44 0
Devery Henderson 2 32 0
Deuce McAllister 3 29 0
Mike Karney 2 16 0
Mark Campbell 1 16 0
Pierre Thomas 1 8 0
Passing
  Comp. Att. Yards TD INT
Philip Rivers 19 29 242 2 1
Billy Volek 1 2 15 0 0
Passing
  Comp. Att. Yards TD INT
Drew Brees 23 35 278 2 1
Field Goals
  Made Missed
Nate Kaeding 2 0
Field Goals
  Made Missed
Taylor Mehlhaff 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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