Someone said: “Numbers Never Lie.” And that was a lie, because sometimes numbers do lie. But they don’t lie all the time, and that’s the truth.
In what was perhaps their best offensive game of the season, the New Orleans Saints defeated the Carolina Panthers 27-24 on Sunday afternoon to move to 4-2, a half-game behind the division-leading Tampa Bay Bucs (5-2). New Orleans converted a remarkable 12-of-14 third down attempts (86%), ran up 415 yards on Carolina, with 138 yards of those on the ground, and a juicy 4.8 yard-per-rush average. Drew Brees threw the ball downfield and had a...