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  1. A positive stat on a Saints' defender

    Pat Yasinskas

    I had to look long and hard, but I found a positive statistic about a member of the New Orleans Saints' defense. Cornerback Keenan Lewis led the NFL with 17 pass breakups (passes that were batted, tipped or defensed) in the 2012 season, according ...

    Blog | May 16, 2013
  2. Falcons excel at keeping their own

    Pat Yasinskas

    All four NFC South general managers like to talk about the importance of building through the draft and they mean it. But the reality is that there is only one NFC South team that ranks among the league leaders when it comes to building through th...

    Blog | May 09, 2013
  3. New Orleans draft needs by the numbers

    Pat Yasinskas

    ESPN Stats & Information is listing 3-4 personnel and cornerback as the biggest draft needs for the New Orleans Saints, and demonstrating why with some numbers. As the Saints switch from a 4-3 scheme to a 3-4, they might want to add some run-s...

    Blog | April 12, 2013
  4. Comparing Mingo and Jones

    Pat Yasinskas

    LSU defensive end/linebacker Barkevious Mingo and Georgia outside linebacker Jarvis Jones are getting tied to the New Orleans Saints in a lot of mock drafts Let's turn to ESPN Stats & Information for a by-the-numbers comparison of the two. ...

    Blog | April 11, 2013
  5. Free agency needs by the numbers

    Pat Yasinskas

    To celebrate the start of free agency, the good people at ESPN Stats & Information sent out some numbers that might show what each NFC South team needs to work on this offseason. Let's take a team-by-team look: ATLANTA FALCONS If Tony G...

    Blog | March 12, 2013
  6. Around the NFC South

    Pat Yasinskas

    Let's take a look at some odds and ends from around the division: ATLANTA FALCONS Atlanta linebacker Sean Weatherspoon said in this radio interview that he doesn't believe the team's recent playoff struggles bring added pressure. Instead, Weath...

    Blog | January 12, 2013
  7. New Orleans Saints claim YAC title

    Pat Yasinskas

    The regular season can't be properly wrapped up until we reveal which defense led the league in yards allowed after the catch. Throughout most of the season, this was a close race between the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and the New Orleans Saints. Wel...

    Blog | January 02, 2013
  8. Bucs, Saints battle for unflattering title

    Pat Yasinskas

    There won't be any scoreboard-watching by NFC South teams Sunday because the Falcons already have clinched everything they can clinch and the other three teams are out of the playoffs. But there might be some stat-sheet-watching as two division te...

    Blog | December 26, 2012
  9. Drew Brees struggling on deep throws

    Pat Yasinskas

    For almost all of his tenure with the New Orleans Saints, Drew Brees has been one of the NFL's most efficient quarterbacks. But it hasn't been that way the last three games. In losses to the Giants, Falcons and 49ers, Brees has been intercepted ni...

    Blog | December 10, 2012
  10. Final Word: Saints-Falcons

    Pat Yasinskas

    Five nuggets of knowledge about Thursday night's game between the New Orleans Saints and Atlanta Falcons: Chasing history. New Orleans quarterback Drew Brees leads the league with 31 touchdown passes. He's on pace to finish with 45. He could becom...

    Blog | November 29, 2012
  11. Statistical superlatives on the Saints

    Pat Yasinskas

    With some help from ESPN Stats & Information, let's take a look at some statistical superlatives from the New Orleans Saints' 38-17 victory against the Oakland Raiders on Sunday: The Saints have won five of their last six games after starting the...

    Blog | November 19, 2012
  12. NFC South afternoon update

    Pat Yasinskas

    Time for a quick run through some odds and ends from all around the division: TAMPA BAY BUCCANEERS In this Insider post , Vince Verhei takes a look at how the Bucs have put themselves in the playoff picture. Along with some positives, he points...

    Blog | November 13, 2012
  13. How the Saints beat the Falcons

    Pat Yasinskas

    NEW ORLEANS -- With some help from ESPN Stats & Information, let's take a by-the-numbers look back at how the New Orleans Saints knocked the Atlanta Falcons from the ranks of the unbeaten on Sunday. Atlanta wide receiver Julio Jones missed only a...

    Blog | November 12, 2012
  14. Statistical superlatives on the Saints

    Pat Yasinskas

    Let's turn to ESPN Stats & Information for some statistical superlatives on the New Orleans Saints after their 28-13 victory against Philadelphia on Monday night. The Saints extended their winning streak on "Monday Night Football" to eight c...

    Blog | November 06, 2012
  15. Doug Martin, Saints lead NFL in drops

    Pat Yasinskas

    Tampa Bay rookie running back Doug Martin is tied for the league lead in dropped passes and the New Orleans Saints are tied for the league lead in team drops. Martin and Dallas tight end Jason Witten each have seven drops, according to ESPN Stats ...

    Blog | October 31, 2012
  16. Getting ready for Saints and Broncos

    Pat Yasinskas

    For most of the afternoon, it looked like the NFC South had a chance to come out of Week 8 with four teams winning. That would have been a first for this season. But the Carolina Panthers lost, 23-22, as the Chicago Bears kicked a last-second fiel...

    Blog | October 28, 2012