Your post might lead some ppl to think play calling is the primary cuprit, but what doesnt show here is how the Oline has improved over time, we have less pentalties putting us in long passing downs, less pressure on Brees, and more holes for the RBs.
And our defense has gotten competitive, so we arent playing catchup by the second quarter and we can still mix in the run effectively.
If i had to rate the factors leading to these stats, id say:
1) improved Oline play
2) fewer penalties/mistakes (dropped passes, etc)
3/4) tie - improved defense/better play calling (more creative, less predictable, etc)
This post was edited on 11/19 at 8:12 am