Week 8 Atlanta Falcons - New Orleans Saints

Scores and stats from WhatIfSports.com's NFL simulations
By Paul Bessire, WhatIfSports.com
October 27th, 2009

WhatIfSports.com "played" the 2009 Week 8 - Atlanta Falcons vs. New Orleans Saints game 10,001 times. The New Orleans Saints win 81.5% of the time by an average score of 29.3-16.4. The stats in the boxscore below represent the average outcomes of those simulations.

To view NFL picks and fantasy football projections from every NFL game this week, visit our Week 8 NFL Scores page.

NFL Week 8
Falcons emblemFalcons
@
Saints
Mon., Nov. 2
Saints emblem
NFC
Atlanta
NFC
New Orleans
16GAME PROJECTION (Oct. 27, 2009)29
Win % 18.5 Win % 81.5
Over/Under 54.0 Spread -10.0
Win % ATS 46.5 Win % ATS 53.5
Over % 24.6 Under % 72.4
First Downs 17 First Downs 20
Rushing 6 Rushing 6
Passing 11 Passing 13
Penalty 0 Penalty 0
3rd Down Eff 6/15 3rd Down Eff 6/13
4th Down Eff 1/2 4th Down Eff 0/1
Rushes-Yards 33-119 Rushes-Yards 28-118
Avg Rush 3.6 Avg Rush 4.3
Comp-Att-Int 16-28-1 Comp-Att-Int 20-33-1
Passing Yards 183 Passing Yards 251
Sacked-Yards 2-11 Sacked-Yards 2-13
Fumbles-Lost 1-0 Fumbles-Lost 1-0
Punts-Avg 5-40 Punts-Avg 4-40
KR-Avg 6-24 KR-Avg 4-23
PR-Avg 3-9 PR-Avg 4-11
Penalties-Yards 3-21 Penalties-Yards 3-20
Time of Possession 29:32 Time of Possession 30:48
Rushing ATT YDS TD
Michael Turner 20.3 71.8 0.4
Jason Snelling 10.9 42.3 0.3
Matt Ryan 1.8 3.4 0.0
Rushing ATT YDS TD
Pierre Thomas 10.4 50.1 0.5
Mike Bell 9.9 47.0 0.6
Reggie Bush 5.6 21.0 0.2
Drew Brees 1.4 -0.4 0.0
Receiving REC YDS TD
Roddy White 4.7 57.3 0.3
Tony Gonzalez 4.5 49.1 0.3
Michael Jenkins 3.2 41.7 0.2
Eric Weems 1.4 26.3 0.2
Receiving REC YDS TD
Marques Colston 5.2 80.4 0.6
Jeremy Shockey 5.4 63.9 0.4
Devery Henderson 2.8 48.5 0.4
Reggie Bush 3.4 33.7 0.2
Lance Moore 1.2 15.6 0.2
David Thomas 1.0 9.9 0.1
Passing YDS TD INT
Matt Ryan 193.7 1.1 1.0
Passing YDS TD INT
Drew Brees 263.7 1.9 1.0
Field Goals Made Missed
Jason Elam 1.5 0.1
Field Goals Made Missed
John Carney 1.8 0.2

Paul Bessire is the Product Manager of Content and Quantitative Analysis for WhatIfSports.com, a division of FOX Sports Interactive specializing in fantasy football simulation analysis and football sim games. With any comments, questions or topic suggestions, Paul can be reached at BtB@whatifsports.com. Thanks!

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