San Francisco vs. New Orleans

Scores and stats from WhatIfSports.com's NFL simulations
By Paul Bessire, WhatIfSports.com
September 23rd, 2008

WhatIfSports.com "played" the Week 4 - San Francisco 49ers vs. New Orleans Saints game 10,001 times. The New Orleans Saints win 52.2% of the time by an average score of 26.1-25.8. 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 4 NFL Scores page.

San Francisco Team Stats New Orleans Team Stats
Points 25.8 Points 26.1
Win % 47.8 Win % 52.2
First Downs 20.2 First Downs 20.1
- Rushing 8.9 - Rushing 6.3
- Passing 10.9 - Passing 13.3
- Penalty 0.4 - Penalty 0.6
3rd Down Eff 5.7/12.3 3rd Down Eff 6.1/13
4th Down Eff 0.7/1.1 4th Down Eff 0.6/1.2
Rushes-Yards 37.1-167.7 Rushes-Yards 30-107.8
Avg Rush 4.5 Avg Rush 3.6
Comp-Att-Int 14.1-21.8-0.4 Comp-Att-Int 19.3-30.2-0.8
Passing Yards 198.3 Passing Yards 252.5
Sacked-Yards 1.7-10.4 Sacked-Yards 2-11
Fumbles-Lost 0.6-0.3 Fumbles-Lost 0.6-0.3
Punts-Avg 3.7-43.7 Punts-Avg 3.9-38.7
KR-Avg 4.8-21.6 KR-Avg 5.7-21.5
PR-Avg 3.9-11.5 PR-Avg 3.7-10.5
Penalties-Yards 4.2-27.1 Penalties-Yards 3.7-23.1
Time of Possession 30:52 Time of Possession 30:00

San Francisco Individual Stats New Orleans Individual Stats
Rushing
  Att Yds TD
Frank Gore 22.8 119 1.2
J.T. O'Sullivan 8.5 30.8 0.2
DeShaun Foster 4.7 13.4 0.2
Rushing
  Att Yds TD
Reggie Bush 18.3 71.8 0.6
Pierre Thomas 5.2 18.7 0.3
Drew Brees 6.3 16.4 0.1
Receiving
  Rec Yds TD
Bryant Johnson 3.5 57.9 0.5
Isaac Bruce 2.6 53.7 0.5
Arnaz Battle 3 33.2 0.3
Frank Gore 3.1 30.7 0.2
Receiving
  Rec Yds TD
Reggie Bush 8 80.3 0.5
Billy Miller 2.7 51.6 0.3
Devery Henderson 2.6 49.1 0.3
Robert Meachem 2.6 48.5 0.4
Mike Karney 1.6 15.7 0.1
Pierre Thomas 1 9.4 0
Passing
  Comp. Att. Yards TD INT
J.T. O'Sullivan 14.1 21.8 208.7 1.7 0.4
Passing
  Comp. Att. Yards TD INT
Drew Brees 19.3 30.2 263.5 1.8 0.8
Field Goals
  Made Missed
Joe Nedney 1.4 0.2
Field Goals
  Made Missed
Martin Gramatica 1.2 0.4

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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