NFC Wild-Card Round - Detroit Lions vs New Orleans Saints

Scores and stats from WhatIfSports.com's NFL simulations
By WhatIfSports.com
January 6th, 2012

Every week WhatIfSports.com simulates thousands of NFL games. This week the New Orleans Saints win 55.5% of the time by an average score of 27.4-25.4. The stats in the box score 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 18 NFL Scores page.

NFC Wild-Card Round
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@
Saints
Sat., Jan. 7
Saints emblem
NFC
Detroit
NFC
New Orleans
25GAME PROJECTION (Jan. 6, 2012)27
Win % 44.5 Win % 55.5
Over/Under 58.5 Spread -10.5
Win % ATS 74.3 Win % ATS 25.7
Over % 32.5 Under % 67.5
First Downs 23 First Downs 22
Rushing 6 Rushing 5
Passing 17 Passing 16
Penalty 1 Penalty 1
3rd Down Eff 7/14 3rd Down Eff 6/12
4th Down Eff 0/1 4th Down Eff 0/1
Rushes-Yards 25-94 Rushes-Yards 20-88
Avg Rush 3.8 Avg Rush 4.3
Comp-Att-Int 25-40-1 Comp-Att-Int 24-39-1
Passing Yards 304 Passing Yards 291
Sacked-Yards 3-16 Sacked-Yards 3-15
Fumbles-Lost 1-0 Fumbles-Lost 1-0
Punts-Avg 4-42 Punts-Avg 4-44
KR-Avg 5-21 KR-Avg 5-23
PR-Avg 4-8 PR-Avg 4-14
Penalties-Yards 4-24 Penalties-Yards 3-23
Time of Possession 31:37 Time of Possession 28:48
Rushing ATT YDS TD
Maurice Morris 12.5 51.2 0.4
Kevin Smith 7.8 31.7 0.3
Matthew Stafford 2.0 4.3 0.0
Keiland Williams 1.4 4.1 0.0
Nate Burleson 1.3 2.9 0.0
Rushing ATT YDS TD
Christopher Ivory 13.6 63.9 0.7
Darren Sproles 2.8 13.6 0.2
Pierre Thomas 2.1 9.0 0.1
Drew Brees 1.7 0.7 0.0
Receiving REC YDS TD
Calvin Johnson 5.9 96.3 0.6
Brandon Pettigrew 5.1 58.3 0.3
Nate Burleson 3.4 43.0 0.3
Titus Young 2.8 35.6 0.3
Maurice Morris 2.6 28.5 0.2
Tony Scheffler 2.6 23.2 0.2
Kevin Smith 1.7 16.7 0.1
Rashied Davis 1.0 12.5 0.1
Receiving REC YDS TD
Jimmy Graham 4.8 64.7 0.5
Marques Colston 4.6 64.4 0.4
Robert Meachem 3.7 51.3 0.3
Darren Sproles 3.6 46.3 0.3
Devery Henderson 3.1 45.7 0.3
Adrian Arrington 1.4 12.8 0.1
Pierre Thomas 1.0 8.3 0.1
Passing YDS TD INT
Matthew Stafford 320.3 2.1 1.0
Passing YDS TD INT
Drew Brees 306.2 2.1 1.2
Field Goals Made Missed
Jason Hanson 1.6 0.3
Field Goals Made Missed
John Kasay 1.7 0.4

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