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New Orleans Saints 3 at Atlanta Falcons 20

Sunday, November 23, 1997
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New Orleans Saints (6-10-0)03003
Atlanta Falcons (7-9-0)337720

Game Info
Stadium Georgia Dome
Start Time (ET) 1:00pm
Roof dome
Surface astroturf
Vegas Line Atlanta Falcons -4.5
Over/Under 38.0 (under)

Expected Points Summary

Expected points are an estimate of points per play based on down, distance, and yard line. Points given for offense and defense are offensive/defensive plays + penalties on which there was no play (eg, a false start). Special teams are all kicking + punting plays. Points are zeroed out at the end of halves.

Scoring

Team Stats

Passing, Rushing, & Receiving

Defense & Returns

Kicking & Punting

Full Play-By-Play

Quarter Time Down ToGo Location Detail NOR ATL EPB EPA Win%
1st Quarter
1 15:00 ATL 30 Morten Andersen kicks off 70 yards, returned by Eric Guliford for 20 yards 0 0 0 0 0.0
1 1 10 NOR 19 Ray Zellars middle for 2 yards (tackle by Ronnie Bradford) 0 0 0 0 0.0
1 2 8 NOR 21 Doug Nussmeier pass incomplete is intercepted by Ray Buchanan and returned for 4 yards 0 0 0 0 0.0
1 14:03 1 10 NOR 27 Jamal Anderson middle for no gain (tackle by Pio Sagapolutele) 0 0 0 0 0.0
1 2 10 NOR 27 Chris Chandler left for 8 yards (tackle by Wayne Martin) 0 0 0 0 0.0
1 3 2 NOR 19 Penalty on La'Roi Glover: Offside, 5 yards (no play) 0 0 0 0 0.0
1 1 10 NOR 14 Penalty on Bert Emanuel: Illegal Block, 15 yards (no play) 0 0 0 0 0.0
1 1 25 NOR 29 Chris Chandler pass complete left to Jamal Anderson for 4 yards 0 0 0 0 0.0
1 2 21 NOR 25 Jamal Anderson pass incomplete left intended for Bob Christian 0 0 0 0 0.0
1 3 21 NOR 25 Chris Chandler pass incomplete right intended for Bert Emanuel (defended by Mickey Washington) 0 0 0 0 0.0
1 4 21 NOR 25 Morten Andersen 43 yard field goal no good 0 0 0 0 0.0
1 11:13 1 10 NOR 34 Ray Zellars middle for 1 yard (tackle by Jessie Tuggle and Lester Archambeau) 0 0 0 0 0.0
1 2 9 NOR 35 Doug Nussmeier pass complete right to Irv Smith for 6 yards (tackle by Craig Sauer) 0 0 0 0 0.0
1 3 3 NOR 41 Ray Zellars middle for no gain (tackle by Lester Archambeau) 0 0 0 0 0.0
1 4 3 NOR 41 Mark Royals punts 42 yards 0 0 0 0 0.0
1 9:30 1 10 ATL 17 Bob Christian middle for no gain (tackle by Richard Harvey) 0 0 0 0 0.0
1 2 10 ATL 17 Chris Chandler pass complete right to Bob Christian for 4 yards (tackle by Richard Harvey) 0 0 0 0 0.0
1 3 6 ATL 21 Chris Chandler pass incomplete (defended by Darren Mickell) 0 0 0 0 0.0
1 4 6 ATL 21 Dan Stryzinski punts 30 yards 0 0 0 0 0.0
1 7:53 1 10 NOR 49 Ray Zellars middle for 4 yards (tackle by Lenny McGill and Devin Bush) 0 0 0 0 0.0
1 2 6 ATL 47 Penalty on Clarence Jones: Holding, 10 yards (no play) 0 0 0 0 0.0
1 2 16 NOR 43 Ray Zellars middle for 7 yards (tackle by Lenny McGill and Chuck Smith) 0 0 0 0 0.0
1 3 9 NOR 50 Penalty on Michael Booker: Holding, 5 yards (no play) 0 0 0 0 0.0
1 1 10 ATL 45 Ray Zellars middle for no gain. Ray Zellars fumbles, recovered by Cornelius Bennett 0 0 0 0 0.0
1 6:03 1 10 ATL 44 Chris Chandler pass incomplete left intended for Terance Mathis (defended by Joe Johnson) 0 0 0 0 0.0
1 2 10 ATL 44 Chris Chandler pass complete left to Ed West for 9 yards (tackle by Eric Allen) 0 0 0 0 0.0
1 3 1 NOR 47 Jamal Anderson middle for 3 yards (tackle by Joe Johnson) 0 0 0 0 0.0
1 1 10 NOR 44 Chris Chandler left for 4 yards (tackle by Richard Harvey) 0 0 0 0 0.0
1 2 6 NOR 40 Chris Chandler pass complete right to Jamal Anderson for 12 yards (tackle by Brady Smith and Darren Mickell) 0 0 0 0 0.0
1 1 10 NOR 28 Jamal Anderson middle for 3 yards (tackle by Darren Mickell and Brady Smith) 0 0 0 0 0.0
1 2 7 NOR 25 Chris Chandler middle for no gain. Chris Chandler fumbles, recovered by Chris Chandler 0 0 0 0 0.0
1 3 8 NOR 26 Chris Chandler pass incomplete middle intended for Todd Kinchen 0 0 0 0 0.0
1 4 8 NOR 26 Timeout #1 by Atlanta Falcons 0 0 0 0
1 4 8 NOR 26 Morten Andersen 43 yard field goal good 0 3 0 0 0.0
1 1:44 ATL 30 Morten Andersen kicks off 70 yards, returned by Eric Guliford for 25 yards 0 3 0 0 0.0
1 1 10 NOR 25 Doug Nussmeier pass complete middle to Andre Hastings for 15 yards (tackle by Devin Bush) 0 3 0 0 0.0
1 1 10 NOR 40 Fred McCrary left for 6 yards (tackle by William White) 0 3 0 0 0.0
1 2 4 NOR 46 Ray Zellars middle for 3 yards (tackle by Shane Dronett) 0 3 0 0 0.0
Quarter Time Down ToGo Location Detail NOR ATL EPB EPA Win%
2nd Quarter
2 1:44 3 1 NOR 49 Doug Nussmeier middle for 2 yards (tackle by Shane Dronett) 0 3 0 0 0.0
2 1 10 ATL 49 Ray Zellars right for 2 yards (tackle by Devin Bush). Ray Zellars fumbles, recovered by Ray Zellars 0 3 0 0 0.0
2 2 8 ATL 47 Doug Nussmeier pass incomplete left intended for Andre Hastings 0 3 0 0 0.0
2 3 8 ATL 47 Doug Nussmeier middle for -3 yards (tackle by Shane Dronett) 0 3 0 0 0.0
2 4 11 NOR 50 Mark Royals punts 50 yards, touchback 0 3 0 0 0.0
2 13:17 1 10 ATL 20 Jamal Anderson middle for 4 yards 0 3 0 0 0.0
2 2 6 ATL 24 Chris Chandler pass complete right to Bob Christian for 7 yards (tackle by Winfred Tubbs and Mark Fields) 0 3 0 0 0.0
2 1 10 ATL 31 Byron Hanspard middle for no gain (tackle by Winfred Tubbs). Byron Hanspard fumbles, recovered by Byron Hanspard 0 3 0 0 0.0
2 2 10 ATL 31 Chris Chandler pass complete middle to Ed West for 6 yards (tackle by La'Roi Glover) 0 3 0 0 0.0
2 3 4 ATL 37 Chris Chandler pass incomplete right intended for Michael Haynes 0 3 0 0 0.0
2 4 4 ATL 37 Dan Stryzinski punts 33 yards 0 3 0 0 0.0
2 10:26 1 10 NOR 30 Doug Nussmeier pass complete right to Fred McCrary for 9 yards (tackle by Henri Crockett) 0 3 0 0 0.0
2 2 1 NOR 39 Ray Zellars middle for -2 yards (tackle by Shane Dronett) 0 3 0 0 0.0
2 3 3 NOR 37 Doug Nussmeier pass incomplete intended for Eric Guliford is intercepted by Michael Booker and returned for 6 yards 0 3 0 0 0.0
2 8:58 1 10 NOR 34 Chris Chandler pass complete right to Bert Emanuel for 9 yards (tackle by Alex Molden) 0 3 0 0 0.0
2 2 1 NOR 25 Jamal Anderson right for 6 yards (tackle by Alex Molden and Winfred Tubbs) 0 3 0 0 0.0
2 1 10 NOR 19 Jamal Anderson middle for 4 yards (tackle by Sammy Knight and Pio Sagapolutele) 0 3 0 0 0.0
2 2 6 NOR 15 Chris Chandler pass complete left to Todd Kinchen for 4 yards (tackle by Mark Fields) 0 3 0 0 0.0
2 3 2 NOR 11 Jamal Anderson middle for 3 yards (tackle by Winfred Tubbs) 0 3 0 0 0.0
2 1 8 NOR 8 Jamal Anderson middle for -3 yards (tackle by Wayne Martin) 0 3 0 0 0.0
2 2 11 NOR 11 Chris Chandler sacked by Brady Smith and Darren Mickell for -8 yards 0 3 0 0 0.0
2 3 19 NOR 19 Chris Chandler pass complete left to Terance Mathis for 15 yards (tackle by Rob Kelly) 0 3 0 0 0.0
2 4 4 NOR 4 Morten Andersen 22 yard field goal good 0 6 0 0 0.0
2 3:57 ATL 30 Morten Andersen kicks off 70 yards, touchback 0 6 0 0 0.0
2 1 10 NOR 20 Doug Nussmeier pass complete left to Irv Smith for 24 yards (tackle by William White) 0 6 0 0 0.0
2 1 10 NOR 44 Doug Nussmeier pass complete left to Eric Guliford for 13 yards 0 6 0 0 0.0
2 1 10 ATL 43 Ray Zellars middle for no gain (tackle by Anthony Pleasant and Cornelius Bennett) 0 6 0 0 0.0
2 2 10 ATL 43 Doug Nussmeier pass complete left to Fred McCrary for 11 yards (tackle by Craig Sauer and Cornelius Bennett) 0 6 0 0 0.0
2 1 10 ATL 32 Doug Nussmeier right for 15 yards 0 6 0 0 0.0
2 1 10 ATL 17 Timeout #1 by New Orleans Saints 0 6 0 0
2 1 10 ATL 17 Doug Nussmeier middle for 10 yards (tackle by Cornelius Bennett) 0 6 0 0 0.0
2 1 7 ATL 7 Fred McCrary middle for 2 yards (tackle by Cornelius Bennett and William White) 0 6 0 0 0.0
2 2 5 ATL 5 Timeout #2 by New Orleans Saints 0 6 0 0
2 2 5 ATL 5 Doug Nussmeier middle for 1 yard (tackle by Cornelius Bennett and Shane Dronett) 0 6 0 0 0.0
2 3 4 ATL 4 Timeout #3 by New Orleans Saints 0 6 0 0
2 3 4 ATL 4 Doug Nussmeier pass incomplete left intended for Brett Bech 0 6 0 0 0.0
2 4 4 ATL 4 Doug Brien 22 yard field goal good 3 6 0 0 0.0
2 0:08 NOR 30 Doug Brien kicks off 39 yards, returned by John Burrough for 6 yards 3 6 0 0 0.0
2 1 10 ATL 37 Chris Chandler pass complete left to Harold Green for 21 yards (tackle by La'Roi Glover) 3 6 0 0 0.0
End of Half3600
Quarter Time Down ToGo Location Detail NOR ATL EPB EPA Win%
3rd Quarter
3 15:00 NOR 30 Doug Brien kicks off 70 yards, returned by Byron Hanspard for 24 yards 3 6 0 0 0.0
3 1 10 ATL 24 Jamal Anderson middle for 9 yards (tackle by Rob Kelly) 3 6 0 0 0.0
3 2 1 ATL 33 Jamal Anderson middle for 3 yards (tackle by Winfred Tubbs and Sammy Knight) 3 6 0 0 0.0
3 1 10 ATL 36 Chris Chandler sacked by Richard Harvey for 0 yards 3 6 0 0 0.0
3 2 10 ATL 36 Penalty on Bob Whitfield: Holding, 10 yards (no play) 3 6 0 0 0.0
3 2 20 ATL 26 Chris Chandler sacked by Joe Johnson for -8 yards 3 6 0 0 0.0
3 3 28 ATL 18 Chris Chandler sacked by Brady Smith for -11 yards 3 6 0 0 0.0
3 4 39 ATL 7 Dan Stryzinski punts 48 yards, returned by Eric Guliford for 10 yards (tackle by Juran Bolden) 3 6 0 0 0.0
3 11:44 1 10 ATL 45 Doug Nussmeier pass incomplete right intended for Randal Hill (defended by Ray Buchanan) 3 6 0 0 0.0
3 2 10 ATL 45 Fred McCrary middle for 8 yards (tackle by Cornelius Bennett) 3 6 0 0 0.0
3 3 2 ATL 37 Doug Nussmeier pass incomplete is intercepted by Ronnie Bradford and returned for 9 yards 3 6 0 0 0.0
3 10:40 1 10 ATL 44 Chris Chandler middle for 1 yard (tackle by Pio Sagapolutele) 3 6 0 0 0.0
3 2 9 ATL 45 Chris Chandler pass complete right to Terance Mathis for 11 yards (tackle by Sammy Knight) 3 6 0 0 0.0
3 1 10 NOR 44 Jamal Anderson middle for 1 yard (tackle by Wayne Martin and Pio Sagapolutele) 3 6 0 0 0.0
3 2 9 NOR 43 Chris Chandler pass complete left to Bob Christian for 6 yards (tackle by Mark Fields) 3 6 0 0 0.0
3 3 3 NOR 37 Chris Chandler pass incomplete left intended for Brian Kozlowski (defended by Sammy Knight) 3 6 0 0 0.0
3 4 3 NOR 37 Dan Stryzinski punts 37 yards, touchback 3 6 0 0 0.0
3 7:59 1 10 NOR 20 Doug Nussmeier sacked by Lester Archambeau for -5 yards 3 6 0 0 0.0
3 2 15 NOR 15 Doug Nussmeier pass complete left to Ray Zellars for 4 yards (tackle by Chuck Smith) 3 6 0 0 0.0
3 3 11 NOR 19 Doug Nussmeier pass incomplete left intended for Eric Guliford 3 6 0 0 0.0
3 4 11 NOR 19 Mark Royals punts 48 yards, returned by Todd Kinchen for 20 yards (tackle by Fred McCrary) 3 6 0 0 0.0
3 6:29 1 10 NOR 47 Jamal Anderson right for 7 yards (tackle by Winfred Tubbs) 3 6 0 0 0.0
3 2 3 NOR 40 Jamal Anderson middle for 4 yards (tackle by La'Roi Glover) 3 6 0 0 0.0
3 1 10 NOR 36 Chris Chandler pass complete right to Bert Emanuel for 36 yards, touchdown 3 12 0 0 0.0
3 Morten Andersen kicks extra point good 3 13 0 0 0.0
3 5:10 ATL 30 Morten Andersen kicks off 68 yards, returned by Eric Guliford for 21 yards 3 13 0 0 0.0
3 1 10 NOR 23 Fred McCrary left for no gain (tackle by Cornelius Bennett) 3 13 0 0 0.0
3 2 10 NOR 23 Fred McCrary middle for -3 yards (tackle by Jessie Tuggle) 3 13 0 0 0.0
3 3 13 NOR 20 Timeout #1 by New Orleans Saints 3 13 0 0
3 3 13 NOR 20 Doug Nussmeier pass complete left to Ray Zellars for 9 yards (tackle by William White) 3 13 0 0 0.0
3 4 4 NOR 29 Mark Royals punts 36 yards, returned by Todd Kinchen for 6 yards (tackle by Ernest Dixon) 3 13 0 0 0.0
3 2:59 1 10 ATL 41 Chris Chandler pass incomplete right intended for Bert Emanuel 3 13 0 0 0.0
3 2 10 ATL 41 Chris Chandler pass incomplete left intended for Ed West 3 13 0 0 0.0
3 3 10 ATL 41 Chris Chandler pass complete middle to Bert Emanuel for 41 yards (tackle by Mickey Washington) 3 13 0 0 0.0
3 1 10 NOR 18 Jamal Anderson left for 2 yards (tackle by Brady Smith) 3 13 0 0 0.0
3 2 8 NOR 16 Chris Chandler pass incomplete right intended for Ed West 3 13 0 0 0.0
3 3 8 NOR 16 Chris Chandler pass complete right to Michael Haynes for 12 yards (tackle by Mickey Washington and Winfred Tubbs) 3 13 0 0 0.0
3 1 4 NOR 4 Jamal Anderson middle for no gain (tackle by Darren Mickell) 3 13 0 0 0.0
Quarter Time Down ToGo Location Detail NOR ATL EPB EPA Win%
4th Quarter
4 2:59 2 4 NOR 4 Chris Chandler pass complete middle to Terance Mathis for 4 yards, touchdown 3 19 0 0 0.0
4 Morten Andersen kicks extra point good 3 20 0 0 0.0
4 14:53 ATL 30 Morten Andersen kicks off 70 yards, returned by Eric Guliford for 22 yards 3 20 0 0 0.0
4 1 10 NOR 22 Doug Nussmeier pass complete right to Randal Hill for 7 yards (tackle by Ray Buchanan) 3 20 0 0 0.0
4 2 3 NOR 29 Doug Nussmeier sacked by Travis Hall for -6 yards 3 20 0 0 0.0
4 3 9 NOR 23 Doug Nussmeier pass complete right to Troy Davis for 3 yards (tackle by Ronnie Bradford) 3 20 0 0 0.0
4 4 6 NOR 26 Mark Royals punts 59 yards, returned by Todd Kinchen for 7 yards. Todd Kinchen fumbles, recovered by Todd Kinchen 3 20 0 0 0.0
4 12:46 1 10 ATL 22 Jamal Anderson middle for 2 yards (tackle by Jared Tomich) 3 20 0 0 0.0
4 2 8 ATL 24 Jamal Anderson middle for no gain (tackle by Austin Robbins and La'Roi Glover) 3 20 0 0 0.0
4 3 8 ATL 24 Chris Chandler pass complete left to Bert Emanuel for 10 yards 3 20 0 0 0.0
4 1 10 ATL 34 Jamal Anderson middle for -5 yards (tackle by Jared Tomich). Jamal Anderson fumbles, recovered by Mark Fields 3 20 0 0 0.0
4 10:37 1 10 ATL 22 Doug Nussmeier sacked by Anthony Pleasant and Travis Hall for -2 yards 3 20 0 0 0.0
4 2 12 ATL 24 Doug Nussmeier pass incomplete left intended for Andre Hastings 3 20 0 0 0.0
4 3 12 ATL 24 Doug Nussmeier pass incomplete left intended for Keith Poole (defended by Michael Booker) 3 20 0 0 0.0
4 4 12 ATL 24 Doug Brien 42 yard field goal no good, blocked 3 20 0 0 0.0
4 9:46 1 10 ATL 32 Jamal Anderson right for 17 yards (tackle by Winfred Tubbs) 3 20 0 0 0.0
4 1 10 ATL 49 Jamal Anderson left for no gain (tackle by Jared Tomich and Rob Kelly) 3 20 0 0 0.0
4 2 10 ATL 49 Jamal Anderson right for 5 yards (tackle by Jared Tomich) 3 20 0 0 0.0
4 3 5 NOR 46 Timeout #1 by Atlanta Falcons 3 20 0 0
4 3 5 NOR 46 Chris Chandler sacked by Jared Tomich for -7 yards 3 20 0 0 0.0
4 4 12 ATL 47 Dan Stryzinski punts 18 yards 3 20 0 0 0.0
4 7:02 1 10 NOR 35 Doug Nussmeier sacked by Shane Dronett for -8 yards 3 20 0 0 0.0
4 2 18 NOR 27 Doug Nussmeier sacked by Travis Hall and Shane Dronett for -9 yards 3 20 0 0 0.0
4 3 27 NOR 18 Doug Nussmeier sacked by Travis Hall for -2 yards 3 20 0 0 0.0
4 4 29 NOR 16 Mark Royals punts 55 yards, returned by Todd Kinchen for 6 yards (tackle by Je'Rod Cherry) 3 20 0 0 0.0
4 5:25 1 10 ATL 35 Byron Hanspard left for 4 yards (tackle by Brady Smith and Sammy Knight) 3 20 0 0 0.0
4 2 6 ATL 39 Byron Hanspard middle for 2 yards (tackle by Winfred Tubbs) 3 20 0 0 0.0
4 3 4 ATL 41 Byron Hanspard left for 1 yard (tackle by Richard Harvey) 3 20 0 0 0.0
4 4 3 ATL 42 Dan Stryzinski punts 33 yards 3 20 0 0 0.0
4 3:03 1 10 NOR 25 -- 3 20 0 0 0.0
4 2 10 NOR 25 (tackle by Devin Bush and Cornelius Bennett) 3 20 0 0 0.0
4 1 10 NOR 40 (tackle by Devin Bush) 3 20 0 0 0.0
4 1 10 ATL 38 -- 3 20 0 0 0.0
4 2 10 ATL 38 (tackle by Devin Bush) 3 20 0 0 0.0
4 3 4 ATL 32 -- 3 20 0 0 0.0
4 4 4 ATL 32 (tackle by Craig Sauer) 3 20 0 0 0.0
4 1 10 ATL 26 -- 3 20 0 0 0.0
4 2 10 ATL 26 -- 3 20 0 0 0.0
4 3 10 ATL 26 Penalty on Clarence Jones: False Start, 5 yards (no play) 3 20 0 0 0.0
4 3 15 ATL 31 -- 3 20 0 0 0.0
4 1:24 1 10 ATL 21 Timeout #2 by Atlanta Falcons 3 20 0 0
4 1 10 ATL 21 Penalty on Ed West: Holding, 10 yards (no play) 3 20 0 0 0.0
4 1 20 ATL 11 Byron Hanspard middle for 4 yards (tackle by Austin Robbins) 3 20 0 0 0.0
4 2 16 ATL 15 Byron Hanspard left for 3 yards (tackle by Keith Mitchell) 3 20 0 0 0.0
End of Regulation32000
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).