Minnesota vs. New Orleans

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

WhatIfSports.com "played" the Week 5 - Minnesota Vikings vs. New Orleans Saints game 10,001 times. The New Orleans Saints win 71.1% of the time by an average score of 27.2-20.4. 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.

Minnesota Team Stats New Orleans Team Stats
Points 20.4 Points 27.2
Win % 28.9 Win % 71.1
First Downs 18.7 First Downs 20.1
- Rushing 6.8 - Rushing 4.3
- Passing 11.5 - Passing 15.2
- Penalty 0.5 - Penalty 0.6
3rd Down Eff 6.3/13.7 3rd Down Eff 6.6/13.8
4th Down Eff 0.5/1.2 4th Down Eff 0.6/1.1
Rushes-Yards 32.3-146.5 Rushes-Yards 26.2-71.8
Avg Rush 4.5 Avg Rush 2.7
Comp-Att-Int 16.1-28.2-0.7 Comp-Att-Int 22.1-35.7-0.8
Passing Yards 203.3 Passing Yards 274.8
Sacked-Yards 1.9-11.6 Sacked-Yards 2-11.2
Fumbles-Lost 0.7-0.3 Fumbles-Lost 0.7-0.3
Punts-Avg 4.2-36 Punts-Avg 3.8-38.6
KR-Avg 5.2-20.4 KR-Avg 5-22.1
PR-Avg 3.7-7.5 PR-Avg 4.2-9.9
Penalties-Yards 4-25.9 Penalties-Yards 3-19.8
Time of Possession 30:05 Time of Possession 30:28

Minnesota Individual Stats New Orleans Individual Stats
Rushing
  Att Yds TD
Adrian Peterson 23 114.8 0.9
Chester Taylor 7.3 28.5 0.2
Gus Frerotte 1.4 1.5 0
Rushing
  Att Yds TD
Reggie Bush 18.1 50.6 0.4
Deuce McAllister 6.4 19.8 0.2
Drew Brees 1 -0.2 0
Receiving
  Rec Yds TD
Bernard Berrian 3.6 67.4 0.4
Bobby Wade 3.4 41.4 0.3
Visanthe Shiancoe 2.2 28.7 0.2
Sidney Rice 2.2 27.9 0.2
Adrian Peterson 1.9 17.6 0.1
Naufahu Tahi 1.4 10.9 0.1
Receiving
  Rec Yds TD
Reggie Bush 7.4 73 0.5
Lance Moore 5 61.7 0.4
Devery Henderson 3.3 59.3 0.5
Robert Meachem 2.1 36.8 0.4
Billy Miller 1.4 18.6 0.1
Olaniyi Sobomehin 1.2 11.1 0.1
Passing
  Comp. Att. Yards TD INT
Gus Frerotte 16.1 28.2 214.9 1.4 0.7
Passing
  Comp. Att. Yards TD INT
Drew Brees 22.1 35.6 285.5 2.2 0.8
Field Goals
  Made Missed
Ryan Longwell 1.6 0.1
Field Goals
  Made Missed
Martin Gramatica 1.5 0.5

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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