New Orleans Saints Mid-Season Analysis: Inside the Numbers of the 2012 Campaign

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New Orleans Saints Mid-Season Analysis: Inside the Numbers of the 2012 Campaign
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The most important statistic in football is the win-loss record. Teams want to be well above .500. But one way teams and analysts alike self-scout and rank the best teams is also unit-by-unit statistical analysis. 

Part of the reason the New Orleans Saints are 3-5 at mid-season is undoubtedly psychological, having gone through so much off the field. 

Yet statistics still help us better understand the issues facing the team and illustrate areas where it can improve. 

Here is a statistical look at the first half of the Saints' 2012 season. 

 

Standard metrics taken from pro-football-reference.com. 

DVOA taken from footballoutsiders.com.

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