The New Orleans Saints are having a historic season that's featured their quarterback Drew Brees breaking the NFL's all-time passing record, but the offense as a whole is doing something mind blowing. The Saints have scored on just over 66 percent of their possessions this season. That's right. They score two out of every three times they touch the ball.
The Saints have now scored on 66.3% (57/86) of their possessions, the highest rate in the league. For some perspective on that rate, the 2007 Patriots scored on 57.0%, the 2017 Falcons 55.8%, the 2013 Broncos 51.1%.— Rich Hribar (@LordReebs) November 12, 2018
Those are some of the best offenses ever. The 2007 Patriots averaged a league-leading 36.8 PPG on their way to a 16-0 regular season. The 2016 Falcons, not 2017 as mentioned in the tweet, scored 33.8 points per game on their way to a heart-breaking loss in the Super Bowl to the aforementioned Patriots. And the 2013 Broncos scored 37.9 a game including Peyton Manning's record of 55 touchdowns in a season.
While scoring on 66.3 percent of their possessions, New Orleans is scoring at a 10 percent higher rate than three of the best offenses of all time. And they're not just doing it one way. The Saints employ an offensive game plan from head coach Sean Payton that has used 25 different personal groups on the field this season.
Think about scouting vs the top offensive teams in #NFL & their different personnel packages this season...樂#Eagles: 12 diff personnel groups— Ron Jaworski (@JawsCEOQB) November 12, 2018
New Orleans #Saints: 2️⃣5️⃣
25 DIFFERENT PERSONNEL GROUPINGS! #JawsStats
But this also proves that there's no right or wrong way to score points with the Chiefs having just four personnel packages while also scoring at a ridiculous clip.
Sunday's Week 11 game could be another high-scoring affair for New Orleans, facing a Philadelphia Eagles team with an injury-ravaged secondary. It's not like the Saints needed anymore help, but I'm sure Brees and his boys will surely take it against the defending Super Bowl champs.
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