Samuel ended 2012 with five interceptions and 19 passes defensed. The interception total is in line with Samuel's career average, but the passes defensed number he earned last season is his highest since the 2008 season. That number of passes defensed by Samuel ranked fifth in the NFL
According to Stats LLC., Samuel allowed only 39 pass completions on 74 targets at him. That resulted in a 52.7 percent rate going in Samuel's direction.
Last season's five interceptions ranked Samuel second on the team and tied for seventh in the NFL. The Falcons and the Redskins were the only two teams in the NFL last season to field three players with four-or-more interceptions.