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hellsu
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3 key stats to this loss
1) Penalties Lions 6-39yds. Saints 10-83
Lions 3 1st downs by penalty. Saints 1 1st by penalty.
If you give your opponent 3 unearned 1st downs and 83 free yds. Penalties are drive killers if you are on offense and drive extenders if you are on defense. This team is not good enough to afford 10 penalties to any other team.
2)Lions- 42 pass att. 23 rush att.
Saints 44 pass att. 12 rush att.
No balance on the offense. We were in this game
up to the last 5 minutes. Which leads us to....
3) Time of possession
Lions 36:52
Saints23:08
We gave them almost a whole free quarter of a game to beat us. These were areas we should have been able to control and we didn't. We beat ourselves again.


Sparkplug#1
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re: 3 key stats to this loss
I think the loins lead the league in time of possession.


TigerBait1127
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re: 3 key stats to this loss
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I think the loins lead the league in time of possession.



It was our own doing in this game though. 3rd and short, 5 wide. We could have done a QB sneak for a first down and got cute.

We're usually so great at extending drives and staying on the field, but when the Lions continuously got pressure we went to screens instead of trying to run the ball.

And on 4th and 1 from midfield, we should be going for it almost every single time

Ingram averaged 7.8 ypc in the 1st half with runs of 7, 2, 0, and 22

The holding calls on offense were killers
This post was edited on 12/6 at 10:57 am


hellsu
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re: 3 key stats to this loss
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We went to screens instead of running the ball
Exactly. Teams avg. 4.2 yds. avg. rushing against the Lions. We should have been able to establish a respectable ground game against them.


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djcaz33
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re: 3 key stats to this loss
"We beat ourselves again."

So...... we went 1-1 this weekend?


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TheBeezer
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Member since Apr 2013
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re: 3 key stats to this loss
Deserved penalties you mean. Officiating was very questionable in the game.


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Mrwhodat
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re: 3 key stats to this loss
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1) Penalties Lions 6-39yds. Saints 10-83
Lions 3 1st downs by penalty. Saints 1 1st by penalty.
If you give your opponent 3 unearned 1st downs and 83 free yds. Penalties are drive killers if you are on offense and drive extenders if you are on defense. This team is not good enough to afford 10 penalties to any other team.


Clete Blakeman's Crew:



Lions 6 penalties for 39 yards.

Saints 10 penalties for 83 yards.

And when the refs allow the Saints' opponent's offensive line to hold and the opponent's secondary is allowed to hold and interfere with Saints WR's, game over.



dcrews
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re: 3 key stats to this loss
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I think the loins lead the league in time of possession.


Which is amazing since their run game isn't exactly stellar.


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hellsu
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Member since Jan 2009
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re: 3 key stats to this loss
Stop blaming the refs. These calls tend to even out.
Kelemente was getting all he could handle at the o-line and the other calls could have gone either way.
i.e. the calls on Breaux. It's time for us to see things as they are and not how we wish they were.
This team is young and inconsistent. You have to be disciplined enough to avoid the penalties as much as possible and patient enough to stick to your game plan. It really hurt pass protection having Armstead out and they went to the well too many times through the air. These are the facts.


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LSUdiehard4LIFE
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re: 3 key stats to this loss
Saints Suck Plain and Simple


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hellsu
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Member since Jan 2009
1135 posts

re: 3 key stats to this loss
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I think the loins lead the league in time of possession
They said that during the game but they are actually 19th. Fact is Detroit dominated us.
If they had scored t.d.s in the red zone instead of field goals it would have been a much worse arse whoppin.


Hangover Haven
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re: 3 key stats to this loss
How bout 3 Brees ints....


hellsu
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re: 3 key stats to this loss
Forced throws. Trying to make something happen. Patience is a virtue. It also pays off.


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TigerBait1127
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re: 3 key stats to this loss
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How bout 3 Brees ints....



That's what happens when you're under constant pressure and completely abandon the running game.

And lets be real, the 3rd interception had zero impact on the outcome of the game.


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Sparkplug#1
New Orleans Saints Fan
Member since May 2013
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re: 3 key stats to this loss
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They said that during the game but they are actually 19th. Fact is Detroit dominated us. If they had scored t.d.s in the red zone instead of field goals it would have been a much worse arse whoppin.


Thanks, that's where I heard it.


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swagsurfin7
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Member since Dec 2009
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re: 3 key stats to this loss
I'd say -3 in the TO margin should be the number one stat


hellsu
LSU Fan
Northshore via Westbank
Member since Jan 2009
1135 posts

re: 3 key stats to this loss
The turnovers sure do take away your ability to score.


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D011ahbi11
New York Yankees Fan
Member since Jun 2007
10258 posts

re: 3 key stats to this loss
Here are the 2 key stats:

Saints lost the turnover battle 3-0

Saints allowed 3.11 points per possession.


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