Detroit vs. New Orleans

Scores and stats from WhatIfSports.com's NFL simulations
By Paul Bessire, WhatIfSports.com
September 8th, 2009

WhatIfSports.com "played" the Week 1 - Detroit Lions vs. New Orleans Saints game 10,001 times. The New Orleans Saints win 78.0% of the time by an average score of 32.0-21.0. 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 1 NFL Scores page.

NFL Week 1
Lions emblemLions
@
Saints
Sun., Sep. 13
Saints emblem
NFC
Detroit
NFC
New Orleans
21GAME PROJECTION (Sep. 8, 2009)32
Win % 22.0 Win % 78.0
Over/Under 48.5 Spread -11.5
Win % ATS 53.3 Win % ATS 46.7
Over % 61.3 Under % 38.7
First Downs 18 First Downs 22
Rushing 7 Rushing 7
Passing 11 Passing 14
Penalty 0 Penalty 1
3rd Down Eff 6/13 3rd Down Eff 7/13
4th Down Eff 0/1 4th Down Eff 0/1
Rushes-Yards 32-135 Rushes-Yards 29-121
Avg Rush 4 Avg Rush 4
Comp-Att-Int 15-27-1 Comp-Att-Int 22-33-1
Passing Yards 201 Passing Yards 264
Sacked-Yards 2-10 Sacked-Yards 2-12
Fumbles-Lost 1-0 Fumbles-Lost 1-0
Punts-Avg 4-42 Punts-Avg 3-40
KR-Avg 6-23 KR-Avg 5-23
PR-Avg 3-11 PR-Avg 4-12
Penalties-Yards 4-26 Penalties-Yards 4-23
Time of Possession 28:32 Time of Possession 31:58
Rushing ATT YDS TD
Kevin Smith 18.8 78.5 0.6
Maurice Morris 8.2 36.7 0.3
Aaron Brown 2.4 9.4 0.1
Matthew Stafford 1.1 1.9 0.0
Rushing ATT YDS TD
Pierre Thomas 13.5 65.6 0.8
Reggie Bush 11.2 44.7 0.4
Mike Bell 1.8 7.4 0.1
Drew Brees 2.0 1.8 0.0
Receiving REC YDS TD
Calvin Johnson 5.6 96.9 0.6
Bryant Johnson 2.4 37.5 0.3
Dennis Northcutt 2.3 28.2 0.2
Kevin Smith 2.6 24.3 0.2
Brandon Pettigrew 1.2 12.4 0.1
Receiving REC YDS TD
Marques Colston 5.8 88.1 0.7
Lance Moore 4.5 52.7 0.5
Reggie Bush 4.5 49.2 0.4
Jeremy Shockey 2.7 29.6 0.2
Pierre Thomas 1.8 19.0 0.2
Robert Meachem 1.1 18.5 0.2
David Thomas 1.0 9.4 0.1
Passing YDS TD INT
Matthew Stafford 211.1 1.4 1.1
Passing YDS TD INT
Drew Brees 275.6 2.3 0.8
Field Goals Made Missed
Billy Cundiff 1.4 0.4
Field Goals Made Missed
John Carney 1.5 0.2

Paul Bessire is the Product Manager of Content and Quantitative Analysis for WhatIfSports.com, a division of FOX Sports Interactive specializing in fantasy football simulation analysis and football sim games. With any comments, questions or topic suggestions, Paul can be reached at BtB@whatifsports.com. Thanks!

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