New Orleans vs. Detroit

Scores and stats from WhatIfSports.com's NFL simulations
By Paul Bessire, WhatIfSports.com
December 16th, 2008

WhatIfSports.com "played" the Week 16 - New Orleans Saints vs. Detroit Lions game 10,001 times. The New Orleans Saints win 80.5% of the time by an average score of 32-22. 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 16 NFL Scores page.

New Orleans Team Stats Detroit Team Stats
Points 32 Points 22
Win % 80.5 Win % 19.5
First Downs 23 First Downs 18
- Rushing 9 - Rushing 5
- Passing 14 - Passing 13
- Penalty 1 - Penalty 1
3rd Down Eff 6/13 3rd Down Eff 6/14
4th Down Eff 0/1 4th Down Eff 0/1
Rushes-Yards 34-155 Rushes-Yards 23-88
Avg Rush 5 Avg Rush 4
Comp-Att-Int 19-29-1 Comp-Att-Int 20-36-1
Passing Yards 265 Passing Yards 257
Sacked-Yards 2-9 Sacked-Yards 2-14
Fumbles-Lost 1-0 Fumbles-Lost 1-0
Punts-Avg 3-39 Punts-Avg 5-41
KR-Avg 5-22 KR-Avg 6-18
PR-Avg 4-8 PR-Avg 3-8
Penalties-Yards 4-23 Penalties-Yards 4-28
Time of Possession 33:03 Time of Possession 27:16

New Orleans Individual Stats Detroit Individual Stats
Rushing
  Att Yds TD
Pierre Thomas 18 95 1
Reggie Bush 10 42 0
Deuce McAllister 4 15 0
Mike Karney 1 4 0
Drew Brees 1 -1 0
Rushing
  Att Yds TD
Kevin Smith 17 71 1
Rudi Johnson 4 12 0
Dan Orlovsky 1 3 0
Jerome Felton 1 2 0
Receiving
  Rec Yds TD
Marques Colston 4 79 1
Lance Moore 5 61 0
Devery Henderson 2 44 0
Pierre Thomas 3 35 0
Reggie Bush 2 20 0
Jeremy Shockey 2 16 0
Robert Meachem 1 13 0
Receiving
  Rec Yds TD
Calvin Johnson 7 119 1
John Standeford 3 52 0
Kevin Smith 5 45 0
Michael Gaines 2 20 0
John Owens 1 14 0
Keary Colbert 1 12 0
Jerome Felton 1 5 0
Passing
  Comp. Att. Yards TD INT
Drew Brees 19 29 274 3 1
Passing
  Comp. Att. Yards TD INT
Dan Orlovsky 20 36 270 2 1
Field Goals
  Made Missed
Garrett Hartley 2 0
Field Goals
  Made Missed
Jason Hanson 2 0

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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