New England vs. San Francisco

Scores and stats from WhatIfSports.com's NFL simulations
By Paul Bessire, WhatIfSports.com
September 30th, 2008

WhatIfSports.com "played" the Week 5 - New England Patriots vs. San Francisco 49ers game 10,001 times. The New England Patriots win 53.7% of the time by an average score of 26.1-20.8. 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 5 NFL Scores page.

New England Team Stats San Francisco Team Stats
Points 26.1 Points 20.8
Win % 53.7 Win % 46.3
First Downs 22 First Downs 18.1
- Rushing 6.1 - Rushing 6.4
- Passing 15.3 - Passing 11.2
- Penalty 0.6 - Penalty 0.5
3rd Down Eff 7/13.6 3rd Down Eff 5.5/13.2
4th Down Eff 0.4/0.8 4th Down Eff 0.7/1.6
Rushes-Yards 31-107.5 Rushes-Yards 30.6-121.9
Avg Rush 3.5 Avg Rush 4
Comp-Att-Int 20.6-32.6-0.7 Comp-Att-Int 15.6-27.9-0.9
Passing Yards 267.7 Passing Yards 198
Sacked-Yards 1.7-9.8 Sacked-Yards 2.5-16.4
Fumbles-Lost 0.7-0.4 Fumbles-Lost 0.6-0.4
Punts-Avg 3.7-37 Punts-Avg 4.2-44.1
KR-Avg 4.6-22.4 KR-Avg 5.5-21.2
PR-Avg 4.1-11.5 PR-Avg 3.6-10.8
Penalties-Yards 3.8-25.4 Penalties-Yards 4.1-26.9
Time of Possession 31:52 Time of Possession 28:39

New England Individual Stats San Francisco Individual Stats
Rushing
  Att Yds TD
Laurence Maroney 14.7 54.6 0.4
Sammy Morris 12.6 43.7 0.5
Heath Evans 1.2 2.4 0
Matt Cassel 1 0 0
Rushing
  Att Yds TD
Frank Gore 22.6 101.4 0.9
DeShaun Foster 4.3 11.2 0.1
J.T. O'Sullivan 2.8 6.3 0
Receiving
  Rec Yds TD
Randy Moss 5.7 108.5 0.6
Wes Welker 7.7 89.1 0.6
Jabar Gaffney 2.2 27.8 0.3
David Thomas 2 22.8 0.2
Sammy Morris 1.3 12 0.1
Receiving
  Rec Yds TD
Isaac Bruce 3.1 51.3 0.3
Arnaz Battle 3.7 48.4 0.3
Bryant Johnson 2.7 43 0.2
Frank Gore 3.3 30.8 0.2
Josh Morgan 1.3 16.3 0.1
Passing
  Comp. Att. Yards TD INT
Matt Cassel 19.5 30.4 263.6 1.9 0.6
Kevin O'Connell 1.1 2.2 14 0.1 0.1
Passing
  Comp. Att. Yards TD INT
J.T. O'Sullivan 15.6 27.9 214.2 1.3 0.9
Field Goals
  Made Missed
Stephen Gostkowski 1.7 0.3
Field Goals
  Made Missed
Joe Nedney 1.4 0.2

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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