The New Orleans Saints are trying to finish in the top spot of total offense for the third consecutive year. Jeff Duncan, of the Times-Picayune, has the story, below.

Jimmy Graham #80 of the New Orleans Saints celebrates after scoring a touchdown with teammates Julius Jones #21 and David Thomas #85 during their game against the Carolina Panthers at Bank of America Stadium on November 7, 2010 in Charlotte, North Carolina.

Courtesy---Jeff Duncan/Times-Picayune

The New Orleans Saints are making a run for their third consecutive No. 1 ranking in total offense.

They struggled early this season but have quietly moved up the charts in recent weeks. The Saints are now No. 3 in the league with an average of 389.4 yards a game. The Eagles lead the league at 400.7.

The Saints led the league in total offense in 2009, 2008 and 2006. They finished fourth in 2007.