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2012 New Orleans Saints

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7-9-0, Finished 3rd in NFC South Division  · 2012 NFL Season Summary
 SRS: Total 1.4, Offense: 6.5, Defense: -5.1, SoS: 1.0, avg is 0.0.

Scored 461 points (28.8/g), 3rd of 32 in the NFL. Allowed 454 points (28.4/g), 31st.
 Differential of 7 points (0.4/g), 15th.  Expected W-L: 8.1-7.9.

Coach: Aaron Kromer (2-4-0) (co-coach with Joe Vitt) and Joe Vitt (5-5-0)
 Offensive Coordinator: Pete Carmichael
 Defensive Coordinator: Steve Spagnuolo
 Other Notable Asst.: Ken Flajole (Secondary)

Stadium: Louisiana Superdome
 Training Camp: New Orleans Saints Training Facility (Metairie, Louisiana)

Team Info

Owner/President Tom Benson
General Manager Mickey Loomis
Offensive Scheme Air Coryell
Defensive Alignment 4-3

Team Stats and Rankings

Tot Yds & TO Passing Rushing Average Drive
Player PF Yds Ply Y/P TO FL 1stPy 1stD Cmp Att Yds TD Int NY/A 1stD Att Yds TD Y/A 1stD #Dr Sc% TO% Start Time Plays Yds Pts
Team Offense 461 6574 1067 6.2 24 5 21 352 423 671 4997 43 19 7.2 267 370 1577 10 4.3 64 190 37.4 12.1 Own 24.2 2:26 5.73 34.7 2.24
Team Defense 454 7042 1089 6.5 26 11 28 380 370 602 4681 31 15 7.4 236 457 2361 18 5.2 116 192 39.6 12.0 Own 29.5 2:39 5.8 36.6 2.21
Lg Rank Offense 3 2 14 3 5 2 1 1 28 3 29 25 21 13 10 18 1 27 11 2 5
Lg Rank Defense 31 32 12 13 32 29 31 29 14 32 23 32 28 32 5 12 8 19 24 32 31

Team Games & Schedule

W# Day Date OT Rec Opp Tm Opp 1stD TotYd PassY RushY TO 1stD TotYd PassY RushY TO Offense Defense Sp. Tms
1 Sun September 9 boxscore L 0-1 Washington Redskins 32 40 24 358 326 32 3 22 459 306 153 1.68 -14.09 5.25
2 Sun September 16 boxscore L 0-2 @ Carolina Panthers 27 35 27 486 323 163 2 23 463 244 219 1 8.77 -18.54 0.58
3 Sun September 23 boxscore L OT 0-3 Kansas City Chiefs 24 27 14 288 205 83 1 27 510 237 273 3 -1.18 1.14 -1.17
4 Sun September 30 boxscore L 0-4 @ Green Bay Packers 27 28 25 474 429 45 30 421 319 102 2 18.01 -19.25 -0.23
5 Sun October 7 boxscore W 1-4 San Diego Chargers 31 24 21 404 351 53 1 27 427 310 117 2 11.97 -9.44 3.72
6 Bye Week
7 Sun October 21 boxscore W 2-4 @ Tampa Bay Buccaneers 35 28 23 458 377 81 1 26 513 411 102 21.67 -23.78 4.36
8 Sun October 28 boxscore L 2-5 @ Denver Broncos 14 34 14 252 201 51 1 29 530 305 225 1 -3.84 -18.32 1.31
9 Mon November 5 boxscore W 3-5 Philadelphia Eagles 28 13 20 371 231 140 2 24 447 226 221 2 14.02 6.47 -6.04
10 Sun November 11 boxscore W 4-5 Atlanta Falcons 31 27 21 440 292 148 1 25 454 408 46 1 14.59 -11.41 3.69
11 Sun November 18 boxscore W 5-5 @ Oakland Raiders 38 17 19 380 229 151 24 404 284 120 2 18.98 3.48 1.97
12 Sun November 25 boxscore L 5-6 San Francisco 49ers 21 31 19 290 231 59 2 18 375 231 144 2 -15.81 -5.41 13.01
13 Thu November 29 boxscore L 5-7 @ Atlanta Falcons 13 23 24 436 335 101 5 15 283 159 124 1 -5.03 6.68 -5.49
14 Sun December 9 boxscore L 5-8 @ New York Giants 27 52 22 487 345 142 4 24 394 259 135 2 -8.32 -5.86 -10.46
15 Sun December 16 boxscore W 6-8 Tampa Bay Buccaneers 41 0 24 447 298 149 20 386 319 67 5 21.79 17.29 -1.51
16 Sun December 23 boxscore W OT 7-8 @ Dallas Cowboys 34 31 33 562 446 116 18 446 406 40 1 27.29 -12.45 -12.18
17 Sun December 30 boxscore L 7-9 Carolina Panthers 38 44 22 441 378 63 1 28 530 257 273 1 18.31 -29.06 -7.96

Passing

No. Player Age Pos G GS QBrec Cmp Att Cmp% Yds TD TD% Int Int% Lng Y/A AY/A Y/C Y/G Rate QBR Sk SkYds NY/A ANY/A Sk% 4QC GWD
9 Drew Brees* 33 QB 16 16 7-9-0 422 670 63.0% 5177 43 6.4 19 2.8 80 7.7 7.7 12.3 323.6 96.3 67.86 26 190 7.17 7.17 3.7 1 2
10 Chase Daniel 26 16 0 1 1 100.0% 10 0 0.0 0 0.0 10 10.0 10.0 10.0 0.6 108.3 100 0 0 10.00 10.00 0.0
Team Total 26.1 16 7-9-0 423 671 63.0% 5187 43 6.4 19 2.8 80 7.7 7.7 12.3 324.2 96.4 26 190 7.17 7.18 3.7 1 2
Opp Total 16 370 602 61.5% 4875 31 5.1 15 2.5 8.1 8.01 13.2 304.7 93.8 30 194 7.4 7.3 4.7

Rushing & Receiving

Games Rushing Receiving
No. Player Age Pos G GS Att Yds TD Lng Y/A Y/G A/G Tgt Rec Yds Y/R TD Lng R/G Y/G YScm RRTD Fmb
28 Mark Ingram 23 rb 16 5 156 602 5 31 3.9 37.6 9.8 10 6 29 4.8 0 16 0.4 1.8 631 5 0
23 Pierre Thomas 28 rb 15 4 105 473 1 48 4.5 31.5 7.0 53 39 354 9.1 1 36 2.6 23.6 827 2 0
43 Darren Sproles 29 rb 13 6 48 244 1 47 5.1 18.8 3.7 104 75 667 8.9 7 44 5.8 51.3 911 8 0
29 Chris Ivory 24 rb 6 2 40 217 2 56 5.4 36.2 6.7 3 2 15 7.5 0 13 0.3 2.5 232 2 0
9 Drew Brees* 33 QB 16 16 15 5 1 11 0.3 0.3 0.9 5 1 5
10 Chase Daniel 26 16 0 3 17 0 19 5.7 1.1 0.2 17 0 0
19 Devery Henderson 30 WR 15 9 1 13 0 13 13.0 0.9 0.1 47 22 316 14.4 1 41 1.5 21.1 329 1 1
13 Joe Morgan 24 wr 14 5 1 1 0 1 1.0 0.1 0.1 21 10 379 37.9 3 80 0.7 27.1 380 3 0
39 Travaris Cadet 23 13 0 1 5 0 5 5.0 0.4 0.1 8 5 44 8.8 0 17 0.4 3.4 49 0 1
80 Jimmy Graham 26 TE 15 9 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 135 85 982 11.6 9 46 5.7 65.5 982 9 1
12 Marques Colston 29 WR 16 13 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 130 83 1154 13.9 10 60 5.2 72.1 1154 10 4
16 Lance Moore 29 wr 15 7 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 104 65 1041 16.0 6 51 4.3 69.4 1041 6 0
45 Jed Collins 26 fb 15 7 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 16 14 70 5.0 2 12 0.9 4.7 70 2 1
85 David Thomas 29 fb/te 15 7 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 17 11 86 7.8 4 20 0.7 5.7 86 4 0
17 Greg Camarillo 30 5 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 5 4 44 11.0 0 13 0.8 8.8 44 0 0
81 Michael Higgins 25 te 2 1 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 1 1 -3 -3.0 0 -3 0.5 -1.5 -3 0 0
15 Courtney Roby 29 13 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 2 1 9 9.0 0 9 0.1 0.7 9 0 0
Team Total 26.1 16 370 1577 10 56 4.3 98.6 23.1 656 423 5187 12.3 43 80 26.4 324.2 6764 53 13
Opp Total 16 457 2361 18 5.2 147.6 28.6 370 4681 12.7 31 23.1 292.6 7042 49 19

Kick & Punt Returns

Games Punt Returns Kick Returns
No. Player Age Pos G GS Ret Yds TD Lng Y/R Rt Yds TD Lng Y/Rt APYd
43 Darren Sproles 29 rb 13 6 23 183 0 37 8.0 18 483 0 48 26.8 1577
39 Travaris Cadet 23 13 0 1 2 0 2 2.0 26 690 0 75 26.5 741
23 Pierre Thomas 28 rb 15 4 5 91 0 38 18.2 918
45 Jed Collins 26 fb 15 7 1 0 0 0 0.0 70
93 Junior Galette 24 lde 12 1 1 2 0 2 2.0 2
16 Lance Moore 29 wr 15 7 1 5 0 5 5.0 1046
Team Total 26.1 16 25 190 0 37 7.6 51 1266 0 75 24.8 8220
Opp Total 16 31 391 0 12.6 42 1049 1 25.0

Kicking & Punting

Games 0-19 20-29 30-39 40-49 50+ Scoring Punting
No. Player Age Pos G GS FGA FGM FGA FGM FGA FGM FGA FGM FGA FGM FGA FGM FG% XPA XPM XP% Pnt Yds Lng Blck Y/P
5 Garrett Hartley 26 k 16 0 9 9 6 4 3 2 4 3 22 18 81.8%% 57 57 100.0%%
6 Thomas Morstead* 26 p 16 0 74 3707 70 0 50.1
Team Total 26.1 16 9 9 6 4 3 2 4 3 22 18 81.8%% 57 57 100.0%% 74 3707 70 0 50.1
Opp Total 16 33 27 81.8%% 53 53 100.0%% 63 0 0 0.0

Defense & Fumbles

Games Def Interceptions Fumbles Sacks & Tackles
No. Player Age Pos G GS Sk Int Yds TD Lng PD FF Fmb FR Yds TD Tkl Ast Sfty
50 Curtis Lofton 26 MLB 16 16 1.0 0 0 0 0 7 2 0 2 0 0 82 41
41 Roman Harper 30 SS 16 16 2 41 0 41 11 88 27
27 Malcolm Jenkins 25 FS 13 13 1 55 1 55 7 0 0 1 0 0 65 29
21 Patrick Robinson 25 RCB 16 16 1.0 3 99 1 99 18 1 0 0 0 0 53 11
94 Cameron Jordan 23 dt/LDE 16 16 8.0 0 0 0 0 3 3 0 2 0 0 41 26
91 Will Smith 31 RDE 16 16 6.0 0 0 0 0 2 33 25
33 Jabari Greer 30 LCB 14 13 3 31 0 28 13 36 15
42 Isa Abdul-Quddus 24 fs 15 3 2 12 0 12 7 0 0 1 0 0 28 10
57 David Hawthorne 27 slb/wlb 11 10 0 0 0 0 1 22 16
51 Jonathan Vilma 30 WLB 11 10 1.0 1 18 1 18 2 20 17
24 Corey White 22 cb/db/lcb 10 4 1 0 0 0 3 22 6
98 Sedrick Ellis 27 DT 16 16 0 0 0 0 1 13 23
96 Tom Johnson 28 15 0 2.0 18 10
32 Johnny Patrick 24 cb 15 1 0 0 0 0 2 21 3
52 Jonathan Casillas 25 wlb 14 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 2 0 0 17 8
93 Junior Galette 24 lde 12 1 5.0 1 0 0 0 0 15 3
95 Martez Wilson 24 16 0 3.0 0 0 0 0 2 1 0 1 0 0 14 5
77 Brodrick Bunkley 29 DT 15 15 2.5 0 0 0 0 2 10 13
25 Rafael Bush 25 16 0 1 40 0 40 1 1 0 2 1 0 14 4
58 Scott Shanle 33 slb 7 6 0.5 0 0 0 0 1 12 9
76 Akiem Hicks 23 14 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 10 10
44 Elbert Mack 26 cb/lcb 7 2 1 73 1 73 6 9 5
54 Will Herring 29 wlb 16 1 1 0 0 0 0 10 3
53 Ramon Humber 25 13 0 9 2
15 Courtney Roby 29 13 0 8 2
90 Turk McBride 27 7 0 0 0 0 0 1 6 0
9 Drew Brees* 33 QB 16 16 0 5 2 0 0 1 0
12 Marques Colston 29 WR 16 13 0 4 0 0 0 1 0
19 Devery Henderson 30 WR 15 9 0 1 0 0 0 2 0
80 Jimmy Graham 26 TE 15 9 0 1 2 0 0
31 Jerome Murphy 25 2 0 1 1
29 Chris Ivory 24 rb 6 2 1 0
16 Lance Moore 29 wr 15 7 1 0
39 Travaris Cadet 23 13 0 0 1 0 0 0
45 Jed Collins 26 fb 15 7 0 1 0 0 0
28 Mark Ingram 23 rb 16 5 0 0 1 1 0
23 Pierre Thomas 28 rb 15 4 0 0 1 0 0
Team Total 26.1 16 30.0 15 369 4 99 92 11 13 17 2 0 683 324
Opp Total 16 26 0 19 11 0 0 1

Scoring Summary

No. Player Age Pos G GS RshTD RecTD PR TD KR TD FblTD IntTD OthTD AllTD 2PM XPM FGM Sfty Pts Pts/G
5 Garrett Hartley 26 k 16 0 57 18 111
12 Marques Colston 29 WR 16 13 10 10 60
80 Jimmy Graham 26 TE 15 9 9 9 54
43 Darren Sproles 29 rb 13 6 1 7 8 1 50
16 Lance Moore 29 wr 15 7 6 6 36
28 Mark Ingram 23 rb 16 5 5 5 30
85 David Thomas 29 fb/te 15 7 4 4 24
13 Joe Morgan 24 wr 14 5 3 3 18
45 Jed Collins 26 fb 15 7 2 2 12
29 Chris Ivory 24 rb 6 2 2 2 12
23 Pierre Thomas 28 rb 15 4 1 1 2 12
9 Drew Brees* 33 QB 16 16 1 1 6
19 Devery Henderson 30 WR 15 9 1 1 6
27 Malcolm Jenkins 25 FS 13 13 1 1 6
44 Elbert Mack 26 cb/lcb 7 2 1 1 6
21 Patrick Robinson 25 RCB 16 16 1 1 6
15 Courtney Roby 29 13 0 1 1 6
51 Jonathan Vilma 30 WLB 11 10 1 1 6
Team Total 26.1 16 10 43 4 1 58 1 57 18 461
Opp Total 16 18 31 1 3 53 27 1 454