Personnel groupings: Saints stick to script against Titans

The Saints once again stuck to the basics with their offensive personnel against the Tennessee Titans.

Like last week against the Rams, New Orleans again favored its 11 and 21 personnel formations during the 31-24 win.

Here’s a look at how the offense lined up Friday night:

One running back, one tight end, three receivers: 34 snaps
Two running backs, one tight end, two receivers: 28 snaps
Two running backs, three receivers: Two snaps
Two running back, two tight ends, one receiver: Five snaps

The most interesting development from this game is that the Saints abandoned their 22 personnel (two running backs, two tight ends) after using it 24 times against the Rams.

The Saints only used the formation twice with seven or fewer yards to go last week (24 total times).

The breakdown from last season is as follows:

11 personnel*: 38.1 percent of all offensive snaps
21 personnel: 21.8 percent
12 personnel: 12.8 percent
22 personnel: 9.1 percent
20 personnel: 3.2 percent
13 personnel: 2.4 percent

(Note: The first number in personnel groupings represents the number of running backs. The second number represents the number of tight ends.)