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Atlanta Falcons 31 at New Orleans Saints 15

Sunday, December 8, 1996
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Atlanta Falcons (3-13-0)7771031
New Orleans Saints (3-13-0)306615

Game Info
Stadium Louisiana Superdome
Start Time (ET) 1:00pm
Roof dome
Surface astroturf
Vegas Line New Orleans Saints -2.0
Over/Under 41.0 (over)

Scoring

Team Stats

Passing, Rushing, & Receiving

Defense

Kick/Punt Returns

Kicking & Punting

Full Play-By-Play

Quarter Time Down ToGo Location Detail ATL NOR EPB EPA Win%
1st Quarter
1 15:00 NOR 30 Doug Brien kicks off 60 yards, returned by Roell Preston for 15 yards 0 0 0 0 55.9
1 1 10 ATL 25 Bobby Hebert pass complete right to Bert Emanuel for 6 yards (tackle by Joe Johnson) 0 0 0 0 55.9
1 2 4 ATL 31 Bobby Hebert sacked by Wayne Martin for -12 yards. Bobby Hebert fumbles, recovered by Roman Fortin 0 0 0 0 55.9
1 3 16 ATL 19 Jamal Anderson left for 18 yards (tackle by Anthony Newman and Greg Jackson) 0 0 0 0 55.9
1 1 10 ATL 37 Craig Heyward left for 2 yards (tackle by Austin Robbins and Winfred Tubbs) 0 0 0 0 55.9
1 2 8 ATL 39 Bobby Hebert pass complete right for no gain (tackle by Mark McMillian) 0 0 0 0 55.9
1 3 8 ATL 39 Bobby Hebert pass incomplete intended for Eric Metcalf is intercepted by Greg Jackson and returned for 6 yards 0 0 0 0 55.9
1 11:01 1 10 ATL 45 Doug Nussmeier pass complete left to Tony Johnson for 12 yards (tackle by Devin Bush) 0 0 0 0 55.7
1 1 10 ATL 33 Doug Nussmeier pass complete left to Mario Bates for 2 yards. Penalty on Andy McCollum: Holding, 10 yards 0 0 0 0 55.7
1 1 18 ATL 41 Mario Bates left for 15 yards (tackle by Jessie Tuggle) 0 0 0 0 55.7
1 2 3 ATL 26 Doug Nussmeier pass complete left to Lorenzo Neal for 5 yards (tackle by Nate Odomes) 0 0 0 0 55.7
1 1 10 ATL 21 Mario Bates middle for 2 yards (tackle by Jessie Tuggle) 0 0 0 0 55.7
1 2 8 ATL 19 Penalty on Willie Roaf: False Start, 5 yards (no play) 0 0 0 0 55.7
1 2 13 ATL 24 Ricky Whittle left for -1 yards (tackle by Dan Owens) 0 0 0 0 55.7
1 3 14 ATL 25 Doug Nussmeier pass complete left to Earnest Hunter for 9 yards (tackle by Brad Edwards and Ron George) 0 0 0 0 55.7
1 4 5 ATL 16 Timeout #1 by New Orleans Saints 0 0 0 0
1 4 5 ATL 16 Doug Brien 34 yard field goal good 0 3 0 0 64.6
1 6:24 NOR 30 Doug Brien kicks off 64 yards, returned by Roell Preston for 26 yards 0 3 0 0 64.7
1 1 10 ATL 32 Bobby Hebert pass complete middle for 14 yards (tackle by Eric Allen) 0 3 0 0 64.7
1 1 10 ATL 46 Bobby Hebert pass complete right to Craig Heyward for 25 yards (tackle by Anthony Newman) 0 3 0 0 64.7
1 1 10 NOR 29 Craig Heyward middle for no gain (tackle by Austin Robbins) 0 3 0 0 64.7
1 2 10 NOR 29 Bobby Hebert pass complete left for 16 yards (tackle by Eric Allen) 0 3 0 0 64.7
1 1 10 NOR 13 Jamal Anderson right for 5 yards (tackle by Greg Jackson and Anthony Newman) 0 3 0 0 64.7
1 2 5 NOR 8 Jamal Anderson right for 5 yards (tackle by Darren Mickell and Alex Molden) 0 3 0 0 64.7
1 1 3 NOR 3 Bobby Hebert pass complete left to Mitch Lyons for 3 yards, touchdown 6 3 0 0 45.9
1 Morten Andersen kicks extra point good 7 3 0 0 42.7
1 2:00 ATL 30 Morten Andersen kicks off 70 yards, touchback 7 3 0 0 41.9
1 1 10 NOR 20 Doug Nussmeier pass incomplete left intended for Lee DeRamus 7 3 0 0 41.9
1 2 10 NOR 20 Mario Bates right for 13 yards (tackle by Jessie Tuggle and Patrick Bates) 7 3 0 0 41.9
1 1 10 NOR 33 Mario Bates left for 2 yards (tackle by John Burrough) 7 3 0 0 41.9
1 2 8 NOR 35 Doug Nussmeier pass complete left to Mario Bates for 5 yards (tackle by Chuck Smith and Travis Hall) 7 3 0 0 41.9
Quarter Time Down ToGo Location Detail ATL NOR EPB EPA Win%
2nd Quarter
2 2:00 3 3 NOR 40 Doug Nussmeier pass incomplete left intended for Terry Guess 7 3 0 0 38.3
2 4 3 NOR 40 Klaus Wilmsmeyer punts 36 yards, returned by Eric Metcalf for 4 yards (tackle by Winfred Tubbs) 7 3 0 0 38.3
2 14:44 1 10 ATL 28 Jamal Anderson right for 8 yards (tackle by Greg Jackson) 7 3 0 0 41.5
2 2 2 ATL 36 Bobby Hebert pass incomplete right intended for Jamal Anderson 7 3 0 0 41.5
2 3 2 ATL 36 Bobby Hebert pass complete left to Terance Mathis for 14 yards (tackle by Tyrone Hughes) 7 3 0 0 41.5
2 1 10 ATL 50 Penalty on Bert Emanuel: False Start, 5 yards (no play) 7 3 0 0 41.5
2 1 15 ATL 45 Bobby Hebert sacked by Darren Mickell for -4 yards. Bobby Hebert fumbles, recovered by Wayne Martin 7 3 0 0 41.5
2 12:52 1 10 ATL 41 Doug Nussmeier pass incomplete right intended for Mario Bates (defended by David Brandon) 7 3 0 0 41.1
2 2 10 ATL 41 Ricky Whittle middle for 6 yards (tackle by Jessie Tuggle) 7 3 0 0 41.1
2 3 4 ATL 35 Penalty on Tony Johnson: Holding, 10 yards (no play) 7 3 0 0 41.1
2 3 14 ATL 45 Doug Nussmeier pass incomplete right intended for Lee DeRamus (defended by Darnell Walker) 7 3 0 0 41.1
2 4 14 ATL 45 (no play) 7 3 0 0 41.1
2 4 19 NOR 50 Klaus Wilmsmeyer punts 31 yards 7 3 0 0 41.1
2 11:21 1 10 ATL 19 Penalty on Mark McMillian: Pass Interference, 7 yards (no play) 7 3 0 0 40.7
2 1 10 ATL 26 Jamal Anderson middle for 3 yards (tackle by Wayne Martin) 7 3 0 0 40.7
2 2 7 ATL 29 Jamal Anderson middle for -1 yards (tackle by Wayne Martin) 7 3 0 0 40.7
2 3 8 ATL 28 Jamal Anderson left for no gain (tackle by Darren Mickell) 7 3 0 0 40.7
2 4 8 ATL 28 Penalty on John Burrough: Holding, 10 yards (no play) 7 3 0 0 40.7
2 4 18 ATL 18 Dan Stryzinski punts 46 yards 7 3 0 0 40.7
2 8:59 1 10 NOR 36 Mario Bates left for 11 yards (tackle by Nate Odomes) 7 3 0 0 40.2
2 1 10 NOR 47 Doug Nussmeier pass incomplete intended for Terry Guess is intercepted by Devin Bush and returned for 2 yards 7 3 0 0 40.2
2 8:14 1 10 ATL 41 Bobby Hebert pass complete left to Eric Metcalf for 9 yards (tackle by Alex Molden) 7 3 0 0 40.0
2 2 1 ATL 50 Bobby Hebert pass incomplete right intended for Eric Metcalf 7 3 0 0 40.0
2 3 1 ATL 50 Jamal Anderson left for 3 yards (tackle by Mark Fields and Anthony Newman) 7 3 0 0 40.0
2 1 10 NOR 47 Bobby Hebert pass incomplete is intercepted by Winfred Tubbs and returned for 11 yards 7 3 0 0 40.0
2 6:34 1 10 ATL 39 Mario Bates left for 6 yards (tackle by Brad Edwards) 7 3 0 0 39.6
2 2 4 ATL 33 Mario Bates middle for 1 yard (tackle by Chuck Smith and David Brandon) 7 3 0 0 39.6
2 3 3 ATL 32 Mario Bates left for 6 yards (tackle by Devin Bush) 7 3 0 0 39.6
2 1 10 ATL 26 Earnest Hunter middle for 4 yards (tackle by David Brandon) 7 3 0 0 39.6
2 2 6 ATL 22 Doug Nussmeier pass complete left to Lorenzo Neal for -2 yards (tackle by Ron George) 7 3 0 0 39.6
2 3 8 ATL 24 Ricky Whittle left for 1 yard (tackle by Chuck Smith and Dan Owens) 7 3 0 0 39.6
2 4 7 ATL 23 Doug Brien 41 yard field goal no good 7 3 0 0 39.6
2 2:16 1 10 ATL 32 Bobby Hebert pass complete left to Terance Mathis for 27 yards (tackle by Greg Jackson) 7 3 0 0 38.4
2 1 10 NOR 41 Bobby Hebert pass complete left to Terance Mathis for 1 yard (tackle by Tyrone Hughes) 7 3 0 0 38.4
2 2 9 NOR 40 Bobby Hebert pass complete middle to Jamal Anderson for 6 yards (tackle by Joe Johnson and Darren Mickell) 7 3 0 0 38.4
2 3 3 NOR 34 Timeout #1 by Atlanta Falcons 7 3 0 0
2 3 3 NOR 34 Bobby Hebert pass complete right to Bert Emanuel for 5 yards (tackle by Mark McMillian) 7 3 0 0 38.4
2 1 10 NOR 29 Bobby Hebert pass complete right to Bert Emanuel for 1 yard (tackle by Mark McMillian and Darren Mickell) 7 3 0 0 38.4
2 2 9 NOR 28 Jamal Anderson middle for 18 yards (tackle by Anthony Newman and Greg Jackson) 7 3 0 0 38.4
2 1 10 NOR 10 Timeout #2 by Atlanta Falcons 7 3 0 0
2 1 10 NOR 10 Bobby Hebert right for 6 yards (tackle by Richard Harvey) 7 3 0 0 38.4
2 2 4 NOR 4 Bobby Hebert pass complete middle to Eric Metcalf for 4 yards, touchdown 13 3 0 0 18.3
2 Morten Andersen kicks extra point good 14 3 0 0 15.7
2 0:29 ATL 30 Morten Andersen kicks off 36 yards, returned by Brady Smith for 8 yards 14 3 0 0 14.9
2 1 10 NOR 42 Doug Nussmeier pass incomplete middle intended for Ricky Whittle 14 3 0 0 14.9
2 2 10 NOR 42 Doug Nussmeier pass complete left to Ricky Whittle for 5 yards (tackle by Darnell Walker) 14 3 0 0 14.9
2 3 5 NOR 47 Timeout #2 by New Orleans Saints 14 3 0 0
2 3 5 NOR 47 Doug Nussmeier pass incomplete left intended for Lee DeRamus 14 3 0 0 14.9
2 4 5 NOR 47 Klaus Wilmsmeyer punts 48 yards 14 3 0 0 14.9
End of Half14300
Quarter Time Down ToGo Location Detail ATL NOR EPB EPA Win%
3rd Quarter
3 13:54 ATL 30 Morten Andersen kicks off 70 yards, returned by Tyrone Hughes for 24 yards 14 3 0 0 14.1
3 1 10 NOR 21 Terry Guess right for -1 yards (tackle by Craig Sauer) 14 3 0 0 14.1
3 2 11 NOR 20 Mario Bates right for 4 yards (tackle by Clay Matthews). Mario Bates fumbles, recovered by Chuck Smith 14 3 0 0 14.1
3 11:52 1 10 NOR 24 Bobby Hebert pass complete right to Jamal Anderson for 2 yards (tackle by Alex Molden) 14 3 0 0 13.1
3 2 8 NOR 22 Bobby Hebert pass complete left to Jamal Anderson for 20 yards (tackle by William Strong) 14 3 0 0 13.1
3 1 2 NOR 2 Craig Heyward middle for 1 yard (tackle by Wayne Martin) 14 3 0 0 13.1
3 2 1 NOR 1 Craig Heyward middle for 1 yard, touchdown 20 3 0 0 3.7
3 Morten Andersen kicks extra point good 21 3 0 0 2.9
3 6:23 ATL 30 Morten Andersen kicks off 70 yards, returned by Tyrone Hughes for 29 yards. Penalty on Winfred Tubbs: Holding, 10 yards 21 3 0 0 1.6
3 1 10 NOR 15 Mario Bates left for -1 yards (tackle by Chuck Smith) 21 3 0 0 1.6
3 2 11 NOR 14 Doug Nussmeier pass complete right to Mario Bates for -1 yards (tackle by Lenny McGill and Craig Sauer) 21 3 0 0 1.6
3 3 12 NOR 13 (no play) 21 3 0 0 1.6
3 1 10 NOR 18 Doug Nussmeier pass complete left to Lorenzo Neal for 1 yard (tackle by Lorenzo Styles) 21 3 0 0 1.6
3 2 9 NOR 19 Doug Nussmeier pass incomplete left intended for Lorenzo Neal 21 3 0 0 1.6
3 3 9 NOR 19 Doug Nussmeier pass complete middle to Torrance Small for 12 yards. Penalty on Jessie Tuggle: Roughing Passer, 15 yards 21 3 0 0 1.6
3 1 10 NOR 46 Mario Bates middle for no gain (tackle by Jessie Tuggle) 21 3 0 0 1.6
3 2 10 NOR 46 Ricky Whittle middle for 2 yards (tackle by Travis Hall) 21 3 0 0 1.6
3 3 8 NOR 48 Doug Nussmeier pass complete right to Ricky Whittle for no gain (tackle by Darnell Walker) 21 3 0 0 1.6
3 4 8 NOR 48 Klaus Wilmsmeyer punts 36 yards 21 3 0 0 1.6
3 5:15 1 10 ATL 16 Craig Heyward left for 1 yard (tackle by Mark Fields and Austin Robbins) 21 3 0 0 1.3
3 2 9 ATL 17 Bobby Hebert pass incomplete middle 21 3 0 0 1.3
3 3 9 ATL 17 Timeout #1 by Atlanta Falcons 21 3 0 0
3 3 9 ATL 17 Bobby Hebert pass incomplete left intended for Terance Mathis 21 3 0 0 1.3
3 4 9 ATL 17 Dan Stryzinski punts 49 yards 21 3 0 0 1.3
3 3:32 1 10 NOR 34 Doug Nussmeier pass complete middle to Lorenzo Neal for 3 yards (tackle by David Brandon) 21 3 0 0 1.0
3 2 7 NOR 37 Doug Nussmeier pass complete left to Henry Lusk for 4 yards (tackle by Patrick Bates) 21 3 0 0 1.0
3 3 3 NOR 41 Doug Nussmeier pass incomplete left intended for Earnest Hunter 21 3 0 0 1.0
3 4 3 NOR 41 Klaus Wilmsmeyer punts 37 yards, returned by Eric Metcalf for 37 yards. Eric Metcalf fumbles, recovered by Darnell Walker 21 3 0 0 1.0
3 2:33 1 10 ATL 22 Jamal Anderson left for 4 yards (tackle by Winfred Tubbs and Greg Jackson) 21 3 0 0 0.8
3 2 6 ATL 26 Bobby Hebert pass incomplete (defended by Wayne Martin) 21 3 0 0 0.8
3 3 6 ATL 26 Bobby Hebert pass incomplete 21 3 0 0 0.8
3 4 6 ATL 26 Dan Stryzinski punts 31 yards 21 3 0 0 0.8
3 2:25 1 10 NOR 43 Doug Nussmeier pass complete middle to Terry Guess for 57 yards, touchdown 21 9 0 0 5.8
3 ATL 2 Timeout #1 by New Orleans Saints 21 9 0 0
3 Two Point Attempt: Doug Nussmeier sacked for yards, conversion fails 21 9 0 0 5.8
3 14:43 NOR 30 Doug Brien kicks off 56 yards, returned by Craig Heyward for 18 yards 21 9 0 0 12.3
3 1 10 ATL 32 Craig Heyward middle for 7 yards (tackle by Winfred Tubbs and Greg Jackson) 21 9 0 0 12.3
3 2 3 ATL 39 Craig Heyward left for no gain (tackle by Winfred Tubbs and Joe Johnson) 21 9 0 0 12.3
3 3 3 ATL 39 Penalty on Eric Metcalf: Pass Interference, 10 yards (no play) 21 9 0 0 12.3
3 3 13 ATL 29 Penalty on Terance Mathis: False Start, 5 yards (no play) 21 9 0 0 12.3
Quarter Time Down ToGo Location Detail ATL NOR EPB EPA Win%
4th Quarter
4 14:43 3 18 ATL 24 Bobby Hebert pass incomplete middle intended for Tyrone Brown (defended by Winfred Tubbs) 21 9 0 0 4.2
4 4 18 ATL 24 Dan Stryzinski punts 47 yards, returned by Terry Guess for 7 yards (tackle by Brad Edwards) 21 9 0 0 4.2
4 13:14 1 10 NOR 36 Doug Nussmeier pass incomplete left intended for Lorenzo Neal 21 9 0 0 3.4
4 2 10 NOR 36 Mario Bates left for 4 yards (tackle by Louis Riddick) 21 9 0 0 3.4
4 3 6 NOR 40 Penalty on Donald Willis: False Start, 5 yards (no play) 21 9 0 0 3.4
4 3 11 NOR 35 Doug Nussmeier pass incomplete middle intended for Paul Green 21 9 0 0 3.4
4 4 11 NOR 35 Klaus Wilmsmeyer punts 34 yards 21 9 0 0 3.4
4 10:07 1 10 ATL 31 Craig Heyward right for 34 yards (tackle by Rufus Porter) 21 9 0 0 1.8
4 1 10 NOR 35 Bobby Hebert pass complete left to Bert Emanuel for 7 yards (tackle by Mark McMillian) 21 9 0 0 1.8
4 2 3 NOR 28 Bobby Hebert pass complete right to Craig Heyward for 24 yards (tackle by Mark Fields) 21 9 0 0 1.8
4 1 4 NOR 4 Craig Heyward left for 1 yard (tackle by Winfred Tubbs and Rufus Porter) 21 9 0 0 1.8
4 2 3 NOR 3 Bobby Hebert pass complete right to Bert Emanuel for 3 yards, touchdown 27 9 0 0 0.1
4 Morten Andersen kicks extra point good 28 9 0 0 0.0
4 8:27 ATL 30 Morten Andersen kicks off 70 yards, returned by Tyrone Hughes for 22 yards. Penalty on Brady Smith: Holding, 10 yards 28 9 0 0 0.0
4 1 10 NOR 10 Mario Bates middle for 3 yards (tackle by Lorenzo Styles) 28 9 0 0 0.0
4 2 7 NOR 13 Doug Nussmeier pass incomplete right intended for Lee DeRamus (defended by Brad Edwards) 28 9 0 0 0.0
4 3 7 NOR 13 (no play) 28 9 0 0 0.0
4 3 12 NOR 8 Penalty on Willie Roaf: False Start, 4 yards (no play) 28 9 0 0 0.0
4 3 16 NOR 4 Doug Nussmeier sacked by Travis Hall for -3 yards. Doug Nussmeier fumbles, recovered by Andy McCollum 28 9 0 0 0.0
4 4 19 NOR 1 (no play) 28 9 0 0 0.0
4 4 19 NOR 1 Klaus Wilmsmeyer punts 50 yards, returned by Eric Metcalf for 39 yards (tackle by William Strong) 28 9 0 0 0.0
4 6:03 1 10 NOR 12 Jamal Anderson right for -1 yards (tackle by Rufus Porter) 28 9 0 0 0.0
4 2 11 NOR 13 Jamal Anderson middle for -3 yards (tackle by Mark Fields) 28 9 0 0 0.0
4 3 14 NOR 16 Penalty on Jeff Pahukoa: Holding, 10 yards (no play) 28 9 0 0 0.0
4 3 24 NOR 26 Bobby Hebert pass complete middle to Jamal Anderson for 11 yards (tackle by Winfred Tubbs) 28 9 0 0 0.0
4 4 13 NOR 15 Morten Andersen 33 yard field goal good 31 9 0 0 0.0
4 2:00 ATL 30 Morten Andersen kicks off 70 yards, returned by Tyrone Hughes for 31 yards 31 9 0 0 0.0
4 1 10 NOR 25 Doug Nussmeier pass complete left to Lorenzo Neal for 8 yards (tackle by Jessie Tuggle) 31 9 0 0 0.0
4 2 2 NOR 33 Doug Nussmeier pass complete left to Lorenzo Neal for 4 yards (tackle by Dan Owens) 31 9 0 0 0.0
4 1 10 NOR 37 Doug Nussmeier pass incomplete left intended for Terry Guess 31 9 0 0 0.0
4 2 10 NOR 37 Earnest Hunter middle for 2 yards (tackle by Clay Matthews) 31 9 0 0 0.0
4 3 8 NOR 39 Doug Nussmeier pass complete right to Lee DeRamus for 16 yards (tackle by Lenny McGill) 31 9 0 0 0.0
4 1 10 ATL 45 Doug Nussmeier pass complete right to Lee DeRamus for 6 yards (tackle by Brad Edwards) 31 9 0 0 0.0
4 2 4 ATL 39 Doug Nussmeier pass complete left to Ricky Whittle for 14 yards (tackle by Jessie Tuggle) 31 9 0 0 0.0
4 1 10 ATL 25 Earnest Hunter pass incomplete right intended for Lee DeRamus (defended by Lenny McGill) 31 9 0 0 0.0
4 2 10 ATL 25 Doug Nussmeier pass incomplete right intended for Terry Guess 31 9 0 0 0.0
4 3 10 ATL 25 Doug Nussmeier pass complete right to Ricky Whittle for 4 yards. Penalty on Brad Edwards: Face Mask, 5 yards 31 9 0 0 0.0
4 3 1 ATL 16 Penalty on Chuck Smith: Offside, 5 yards (no play) 31 9 0 0 0.0
4 1 10 ATL 11 Doug Nussmeier pass complete right to Lee DeRamus for 7 yards (tackle by David Brandon) 31 9 0 0 0.0
4 2 3 ATL 4 Timeout #2 by New Orleans Saints 31 9 0 0
4 2 3 ATL 4 Mario Bates middle for 4 yards, touchdown 31 15 0 0 0.0
4 Two Point Attempt: conversion fails 31 15 0 0 0.0
4 NOR 30 Penalty on Tyrone Hughes: Batting Loose Ball, 5 yards (no play) 31 15 0 0 0.0
End of Regulation311500
Scoring plays are highlighted in green and accepted penalties are highlighted in gray, while changes of possession are denoted by a bold line. Expected points before and after are relative to the team possessing the ball at the start of the play (though kickoffs are assumed to be in possession of the receiving team).