- Jan 25, 2010
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- Lacombe, La
Not so Super: Can the New Orleans Saints get their Dome swagger back? - Canal Street Chronicles
Since the end of 2013, the Saints have been fairly disappointing at home. A combined 7-11 record in front of the Dome crowd from 2014 to now isn’t what fans expect to see, and it’s easy to place blame on the defense. Since 2014, the Saints have allowed 31 points per game while scoring an average of 28 points in their past 18 home stands.
After digging a little deeper, I found it interesting that the Saints have started with the ball first in 15 of their last 18 home games. They’ve had 44 total drives in the first quarter, and Sean Payton’s methodology of starting with the ball isn’t exactly proven. If you take the games in which they started with the ball (15), then the Saints breakdown has been six touchdowns, a field goal, three turnovers, five punts, and one turnover on downs. So, you can look at it like the Saints have a 47 percent success rate (7-for-15).