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Atlanta Falcons 25 at New Orleans Saints 29

Sunday, December 7, 2008
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Atlanta Falcons (11-5-0)0143825
New Orleans Saints (8-8-0)7901329

Game Info
Stadium Louisiana Superdome
Start Time 12:02pm
Surface fieldturf
Duration 2:59
Attendance 70,011
Weather 55 degrees, relative humidity 46%, wind 9 mph
Vegas Line New Orleans Saints -3.0
Over/Under 51.5 (over)
Officials
Referee Bill Leavy
Umpire Darrell Jenkins
Head Linesman Mark Baltz
Field Judge Clete Blakeman
Back Judge Keith Ferguson
Side Judge Greg Meyer
Line Judge Mark Perlman

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

Starting Lineups

Pass Targets

Atlanta Falcons
Deep Left (2/3, 49 yards)
Targets Catches Yds TD
Harry Douglas 1 1 28 0
Brian Finneran 1 0 0 0
Michael Jenkins 1 1 21 0
Deep Middle (1/1, 26 yards)
Targets Catches Yds TD
Roddy White 1 1 26 0
Deep Right (1/3, 59 yards)
Targets Catches Yds TD
Brian Finneran 1 0 0 0
Roddy White 2 1 59 0
Short Left (5/7, 38 yards)
Targets Catches Yds TD
Brian Finneran 1 1 6 0
Michael Jenkins 1 1 7 0
Jerious Norwood 1 1 1 0
Michael Turner 1 0 0
Roddy White 3 2 24 0
Short Middle (4/5, 34 yards)
Targets Catches Yds TD
Harry Douglas 1 0 0 0
Jerious Norwood 2 2 11 0
Justin Peelle 1 1 9 0
Roddy White 1 1 14 0
Short Right (11/13, 109 yards, 1 TD)
Targets Catches Yds TD
Harry Douglas 1 1 17 0
Brian Finneran 1 1 2 1
Michael Jenkins 3 3 41 0
Jerious Norwood 1 1 8 0
Jason Snelling 1 0 0
Roddy White 6 5 41 0
New Orleans Saints
Deep Left (0/1, 0 yards)
Targets Catches Yds TD
Lance Moore 1 0 0 0
Deep Middle (1/1, 18 yards)
Targets Catches Yds TD
Devery Henderson 1 1 18 0
Deep Right (0/1, 0 yards)
Targets Catches Yds TD
Jeremy Shockey 1 0 0 0
Short Left (5/12, 44 yards)
Targets Catches Yds TD
Marques Colston 6 2 15 0
Lance Moore 4 2 20 0
Jeremy Shockey 1 1 9 0
Pierre Thomas 1 0 0 0
Short Middle (2/3, 27 yards)
Targets Catches Yds TD
Reggie Bush 1 1 6 0
Marques Colston 1 0 0 0
Jeremy Shockey 1 1 21 0
Short Right (10/12, 141 yards, 2 TD)
Targets Catches Yds TD
Reggie Bush 4 2 20 1
Marques Colston 1 1 11 0
Devery Henderson 2 2 54 0
Lance Moore 1 1 15 0
Jeremy Shockey 3 3 34 0
Pierre Thomas 1 1 7 1

Rushing

Atlanta Falcons
LE (6 rushes, 17 yards)
Att Yds TD
Jerious Norwood 2 6 0
Jason Snelling 1 2 0
Michael Turner 3 9 0
LT (5 rushes, 21 yards)
Att Yds TD
Michael Turner 5 21 0
LG (2 rushes, 1 yard)
Att Yds TD
Michael Turner 2 1 0
MD (2 rushes, 1 yard)
Att Yds TD
Matt Ryan 2 1 0
RG (9 rushes, 40 yards, 1 TD)
Att Yds TD
Ovie Mughelli 1 2 0
Jerious Norwood 2 10 0
Michael Turner 6 28 1
RT (2 rushes, 4 yards)
Att Yds TD
Jason Snelling 1 3 0
Michael Turner 1 1 0
RE (3 rushes, 15 yards, 1 TD)
Att Yds TD
Jerious Norwood 1 2 0
Matt Ryan 1 12 1
Michael Turner 1 1 0
New Orleans Saints
LE (3 rushes, 15 yards, 1 TD)
Att Yds TD
Reggie Bush 1 5 0
Pierre Thomas 2 10 1
LT (3 rushes, 28 yards)
Att Yds TD
Reggie Bush 1 8 0
Pierre Thomas 2 20 0
LG (1 rush, 2 yards)
Att Yds TD
Pierre Thomas 1 2 0
MD (3 rushes, 21 yards)
Att Yds TD
Drew Brees 1 1 0
Reggie Bush 1 2 0
Pierre Thomas 1 18 0
RG (10 rushes, 80 yards)
Att Yds TD
Reggie Bush 4 53 0
Mike Karney 1 2 0
Pierre Thomas 5 25 0
RT (5 rushes, 23 yards)
Att Yds TD
Deuce McAllister 1 0 0
Pierre Thomas 4 23 0
RE (2 rushes, 4 yards)
Att Yds TD
Reggie Bush 1 0 0
Pierre Thomas 1 4 0

Pass Tackles

Atlanta Falcons
Deep LeftDeep Middle Deep Right
Short Left Short Middle Short Right
New Orleans Saints
Deep Left Deep Middle Deep Right
Short Left Short Middle Short Right

Atlanta Falcons Drives

# Quarter Time LOS Plays Length Yds Result
1 12:57 ATL 22 7 3:01 52 Interception
2 8:29 ATL 22 3 1:37 6 Punt
3 5:20 ATL 2 6 3:43 18 Punt
4 12:05 ATL 26 4 2:10 74 Touchdown
5 6:10 ATL 23 10 3:57 77 Touchdown
6 15:00 ATL 30 3 1:33 -1 Punt
7 12:21 ATL 26 15 9:15 69 Field Goal
8 12:55 ATL 27 11 5:04 73 Touchdown
9 5:47 ATL 20 5 2:32 15 Punt

New Orleans Saints Drives

# Quarter Time LOS Plays Length Yds Result
1 15:00 NOR 27 3 2:03 8 Punt
2 9:56 NOR 48 3 1:27 52 Touchdown
3 6:52 NOR 23 4 1:32 23 Punt
4 1:37 NOR 29 10 4:32 63 Field Goal
5 9:55 NOR 23 9 3:45 49 Field Goal
6 2:13 NOR 20 11 2:13 73 Field Goal
7 13:27 NOR 13 3 1:06 6 Punt
8 3:06 NOR 13 10 5:11 87 Touchdown
9 7:51 ATL 16 5 2:04 16 Touchdown
10 3:15 NOR 13 7 3:15 32 End of Game

Full Play-By-Play

Quarter Time Down ToGo Location Detail ATL NOR EPB EPA Win%
1st Quarter
1 ATL 30 Michael Koenen kicks off 63 yards, returned by Courtney Roby for 20 yards (tackle by Ovie Mughelli) 0 0 0 0.74 0.0
1 14:56 1 10 NOR 27 Pierre Thomas right tackle for 7 yards (tackle by Keith Brooking) 0 0 0.74 1.14 62.1
1 14:20 2 3 NOR 34 Pierre Thomas right tackle for 2 yards (tackle by Jonathan Babineaux) 0 0 1.14 0.7 60.8
1 13:42 3 1 NOR 36 Pierre Thomas right guard for -1 yards (tackle by Jonathan Babineaux and Keith Brooking) 0 0 0.7 -1.04 55.7
1 13:07 4 2 NOR 35 Glenn Pakulak punts 45 yards, returned by Harry Douglas for 2 yards (tackle by Usama Young) 0 0 -1.04 -0.41 57.5
1 12:57 1 10 ATL 22 Matt Ryan pass incomplete short left intended for Michael Turner 0 0 0.41 -0.13 59.1
1 12:52 2 10 ATL 22 Michael Turner left tackle for 26 yards (tackle by Scott Shanle) 0 0 -0.13 2.13 52.3
1 12:23 1 10 ATL 48 Matt Ryan pass complete short right to Michael Jenkins for 14 yards (tackle by Roman Harper) 0 0 2.13 3.05 49.5
1 12:00 1 10 NOR 38 Michael Turner right guard for 9 yards (tackle by Scott Fujita) 0 0 3.05 3.72 47.4
1 11:22 2 1 NOR 29 Ovie Mughelli right guard for 2 yards (tackle by Will Smith and Jonathan Vilma) 0 0 3.72 3.78 47.1
1 10:44 1 10 NOR 27 Michael Turner right end for 1 yard (tackle by Usama Young and Jonathan Vilma) 0 0 3.78 3.37 48.2
1 10:03 2 9 NOR 26 Matt Ryan pass incomplete short left intended for Roddy White is intercepted by Jason David at NOR-25 and returned for 23 yards (tackle by Roddy White) 0 0 3.37 -2.13 64.8
1 9:56 1 10 NOR 48 Reggie Bush right guard for 43 yards (tackle by Chris Houston) 0 0 2.13 5.14 73.0
1 9:13 1 9 ATL 9 Pierre Thomas right guard for 4 yards (tackle by Curtis Lofton) 0 0 5.14 5.15 73.1
1 8:34 2 5 ATL 5 Drew Brees pass complete short right to Reggie Bush for 5 yards, touchdown 0 6 5.15 7 75.2
1 Garrett Hartley kicks extra point good 0 7 0 0 0.0
1 NOR 30 Garrett Hartley kicks off 68 yards, returned by Jerious Norwood for 20 yards (tackle by Jo-Lonn Dunbar) 0 7 0 0.41 0.0
1 8:23 1 10 ATL 22 Michael Turner right tackle for 1 yard (tackle by Scott Shanle and Scott Fujita) 0 7 0.41 0 77.7
1 7:45 2 9 ATL 23 Michael Turner left end for 5 yards (tackle by Scott Shanle) 0 7 0 -0.03 77.8
1 7:08 3 4 ATL 28 Matt Ryan pass incomplete short right intended for Roddy White (defended by Usama Young) 0 7 -0.03 -1.5 81.2
1 7:03 4 4 ATL 28 Michael Koenen punts 39 yards, returned by Reggie Bush for 15 yards (tackle by Jason Snelling). Penalty on Courtney Roby: Offensive Holding, 10 yards 0 7 -1.5 -0.48 78.9
1 6:52 1 10 NOR 23 Drew Brees pass complete short right to Jeremy Shockey for 18 yards (tackle by Lawyer Milloy) 0 7 0.48 1.66 81.6
1 6:18 1 10 NOR 41 Pierre Thomas right tackle for 5 yards (tackle by Jonathan Babineaux) 0 7 1.66 1.8 81.9
1 5:37 2 5 NOR 46 Drew Brees pass incomplete short left intended for Marques Colston 0 7 1.8 1.09 80.5
1 5:32 3 5 NOR 46 Drew Brees pass incomplete short left intended for Lance Moore 0 7 1.09 -0.32 77.2
1 5:28 4 5 NOR 46 Glenn Pakulak punts 52 yards 0 7 -0.32 0.38 78.9
1 5:20 1 10 ATL 2 Matt Ryan pass incomplete deep right intended for Roddy White. Penalty on Roddy White: Offensive Pass Interference (Declined) 0 7 -0.38 -0.78 79.8
1 5:12 2 10 ATL 2 Michael Turner left tackle for -1 yards (tackle by Hollis Thomas and Scott Shanle) 0 7 -0.78 -1.54 81.5
1 4:32 3 11 ATL 1 Matt Ryan pass complete short left to Roddy White for 15 yards (tackle by Jason David) 0 7 -1.54 -0.14 78.4
1 3:59 1 10 ATL 16 Michael Turner left guard for no gain (tackle by Roman Harper) 0 7 -0.14 -0.66 79.7
1 3:18 2 10 ATL 16 Jerious Norwood right guard for -1 yards (tackle by Jeff Charleston) 0 7 -0.66 -1.47 81.6
1 2:38 3 11 ATL 15 Penalty on Tyson Clabo: False Start, 4 yards (no play) 0 7 -1.47 -2.01 82.9
1 2:20 3 15 ATL 11 Matt Ryan pass complete short right to Roddy White for 9 yards (tackle by Usama Young) 0 7 -2.01 -2.03 83.0
1 1:46 4 6 ATL 20 Michael Koenen punts 51 yards 0 7 -2.03 -0.87 80.5
1 1:37 1 10 NOR 29 Reggie Bush left end for 5 yards (tackle by Michael Boley and Keith Brooking) 0 7 0.87 1 80.8
1 1:04 2 5 NOR 34 Drew Brees pass complete short left to Jeremy Shockey for 9 yards (tackle by Erik Coleman) 0 7 1 1.8 82.7
1 0:30 1 10 NOR 43 Drew Brees pass complete short right to Marques Colston for 11 yards (tackle by Domonique Foxworth) 0 7 1.8 2.52 84.3
Quarter Time Down ToGo Location Detail ATL NOR EPB EPA Win%
2nd Quarter
2 15:00 1 10 ATL 46 Pierre Thomas up the middle for 18 yards (tackle by Erik Coleman and Lawyer Milloy) 0 7 2.52 3.71 86.7
2 14:21 1 10 ATL 28 Drew Brees pass incomplete short left intended for Marques Colston (defended by Keith Brooking) 0 7 3.71 3.17 85.8
2 14:18 2 10 ATL 28 Drew Brees pass complete short left to Lance Moore for 11 yards (tackle by Chris Houston) 0 7 3.17 4.44 88.1
2 13:38 1 10 ATL 17 Reggie Bush for 4 yards (tackle by Chris Houston) 0 7 4.44 4.5 88.3
2 13:12 2 6 ATL 13 Pierre Thomas left end for 5 yards (tackle by Keith Brooking and Chris Houston) 0 7 4.5 4.8 88.9
2 12:30 3 1 ATL 8 Deuce McAllister right tackle for no gain (tackle by Curtis Lofton) 0 7 4.8 2.99 85.8
2 12:09 4 1 ATL 8 Garrett Hartley 26 yard field goal good 0 10 2.99 3 85.8
2 NOR 30 Garrett Hartley kicks off 72 yards, returned by Jerious Norwood for 28 yards (tackle by Usama Young) 0 10 0 0.67 0.0
2 11:59 1 10 ATL 26 Matt Ryan pass complete deep right to Roddy White for 59 yards (tackle by Josh Bullocks) 0 10 0.67 4.58 74.8
2 11:11 1 10 NOR 15 Matt Ryan pass complete short left to Roddy White for 9 yards (tackle by Scott Shanle) 0 10 4.58 5.6 71.9
2 10:43 2 1 NOR 6 Michael Turner left guard for 1 yard (tackle by Will Smith and Jonathan Vilma) 0 10 5.6 6.06 70.5
2 10:00 1 5 NOR 5 Michael Turner right guard for 5 yards, touchdown 6 10 6.06 7 70.7
2 Jason Elam kicks extra point good 7 10 0 0 0.0
2 ATL 30 Michael Koenen kicks off 70 yards, returned by Courtney Roby for 23 yards (tackle by Kroy Biermann) 7 10 0 0.48 0.0
2 9:49 1 10 NOR 23 Drew Brees pass complete short middle to Jeremy Shockey for 21 yards (tackle by Erik Coleman) 7 10 0.48 1.86 73.4
2 9:10 1 10 NOR 44 Drew Brees pass complete short left to Marques Colston for 9 yards (tackle by Chevis Jackson) 7 10 1.86 2.53 75.4
2 8:34 2 1 ATL 47 Pierre Thomas left guard for 2 yards (tackle by Lawyer Milloy) 7 10 2.53 2.59 75.7
2 7:55 1 10 ATL 45 Drew Brees pass incomplete short right intended for Reggie Bush (defended by Keith Brooking) 7 10 2.59 2.04 74.2
2 7:55 2 10 ATL 45 Pierre Thomas left tackle for 18 yards (tackle by Curtis Lofton) 7 10 2.04 3.78 79.1
2 7:13 1 10 ATL 27 Drew Brees pass incomplete deep right intended for Jeremy Shockey 7 10 3.78 3.23 77.7
2 7:06 2 10 ATL 27 Drew Brees pass incomplete short left intended for Pierre Thomas 7 10 3.23 2.54 75.8
2 7:02 3 10 ATL 27 Drew Brees pass complete short middle to Marques Colston for 20 yards (tackle by Domonique Foxworth). Penalty on Jammal Brown: Offensive Holding, 10 yards (no play) 7 10 2.54 1.22 71.7
2 6:31 3 20 ATL 37 Drew Brees pass complete short left to Lance Moore for 9 yards (tackle by Michael Boley) 7 10 1.22 1.59 72.9
2 6:15 4 11 ATL 28 Garrett Hartley 46 yard field goal good 7 13 1.59 3 77.2
2 NOR 30 Garrett Hartley kicks off 67 yards, returned by Jerious Norwood for 20 yards (tackle by Buck Ortega) 7 13 0 0.48 0.0
2 6:05 1 10 ATL 23 Matt Ryan pass complete short right to Roddy White for 14 yards 7 13 0.48 1.4 73.0
2 5:25 1 10 ATL 37 Jerious Norwood right end for 2 yards (tackle by Jonathan Vilma) 7 13 1.4 1.13 74.0
2 4:42 2 8 ATL 39 Jerious Norwood right guard for 11 yards (tackle by Josh Bullocks) 7 13 1.13 2.26 70.4
2 4:07 1 10 50 Matt Ryan pass complete deep left to Harry Douglas for 28 yards (tackle by Josh Bullocks) 7 13 2.26 4.11 63.8
2 3:35 1 10 NOR 22 Jerious Norwood left end for no gain (tackle by Antwan Lake) 7 13 4.11 3.56 65.9
2 3:11 2 10 NOR 22 Matt Ryan pass complete short right to Roddy White for 7 yards (tackle by Usama Young) 7 13 3.56 3.93 64.5
2 2:36 3 3 NOR 15 Matt Ryan pass complete short right to Michael Jenkins for 12 yards (tackle by Usama Young) 7 13 3.93 6.51 54.5
2 2:28 Timeout #1 by New Orleans Saints 7 13 0 0
2 2:28 1 3 NOR 3 Michael Turner right guard for 1 yard (tackle by Jeff Charleston and Will Smith) 7 13 6.51 5.72 57.6
2 2:23 Timeout #2 by New Orleans Saints 7 13 0 0
2 2:23 2 2 NOR 2 Matt Ryan pass incomplete 7 13 5.72 4.95 60.6
2 2:13 3 2 NOR 2 Matt Ryan pass complete short right to Brian Finneran for 2 yards, touchdown 13 13 4.95 7 56.5
2 Jason Elam kicks extra point good 14 13 0 0 0.0
2 ATL 30 Michael Koenen kicks off 70 yards, touchback 14 13 0 0.28 0.0
2 2:13 1 10 NOR 20 Reggie Bush for 8 yards (tackle by Chevis Jackson) 14 13 0.28 0.81 55.7
2 2:00 2 2 NOR 28 Drew Brees pass complete short right to Jeremy Shockey for 6 yards (tackle by Chevis Jackson) 14 13 0.81 1.2 57.3
2 1:29 1 10 NOR 34 Drew Brees pass complete short left to Marques Colston for 6 yards (tackle by Chevis Jackson) 14 13 1.2 1.47 58.3
2 1:13 2 4 NOR 40 Drew Brees pass complete short right to Devery Henderson for 18 yards (tackle by Lawyer Milloy) 14 13 1.47 2.79 63.5
2 0:50 1 10 ATL 42 Drew Brees spiked the ball 14 13 2.79 2.24 61.3
2 0:49 2 10 ATL 42 Drew Brees pass complete short right to Lance Moore for 15 yards (tackle by Domonique Foxworth) 14 13 2.24 3.78 67.3
2 0:43 1 10 ATL 27 Drew Brees pass incomplete deep left intended for Lance Moore 14 13 3.78 3.23 65.2
2 0:37 2 10 ATL 27 Reggie Bush up the middle for 2 yards (tackle by Michael Boley) 14 13 3.23 2.81 63.6
2 0:18 3 8 ATL 25 Drew Brees pass complete deep middle to Devery Henderson for 18 yards (tackle by Keith Brooking) 14 13 2.81 5.6 73.9
2 0:04 1 7 ATL 7 Drew Brees spiked the ball 14 13 5.6 4.76 71.0
2 0:03 2 7 ATL 7 Garrett Hartley 25 yard field goal good 14 16 4.76 3 64.3
End of Half141600
Quarter Time Down ToGo Location Detail ATL NOR EPB EPA Win%
3rd Quarter
3 NOR 30 Garrett Hartley kicks off 60 yards, returned by Jerious Norwood for 20 yards (tackle by Jo-Lonn Dunbar) 14 16 0 0.94 0.0
3 14:55 1 10 ATL 30 Matt Ryan pass complete short left to Jerious Norwood for 1 yard (tackle by Scott Fujita) 14 16 0.94 0.53 62.2
3 14:16 2 9 ATL 31 Matt Ryan for no gain. Matt Ryan fumbles, recovered by Matt Ryan at ATL-29 14 16 0.53 -0.43 66.1
3 13:49 3 11 ATL 29 Matt Ryan pass incomplete short right intended for Jason Snelling 14 16 -0.43 -1.44 69.9
3 13:43 4 11 ATL 29 Michael Koenen punts 48 yards, returned by Reggie Bush for 13 yards (tackle by Stephen Nicholas). Penalty on Roman Harper: Offensive Holding, 10 yards 14 16 -1.44 0.32 63.1
3 13:27 1 10 NOR 13 Drew Brees pass incomplete short left intended for Marques Colston (defended by Chris Houston) 14 16 -0.32 -0.77 61.3
3 13:21 2 10 NOR 13 Drew Brees pass complete short middle to Reggie Bush for 6 yards (tackle by Chris Houston) 14 16 -0.77 -0.71 61.5
3 12:36 3 4 NOR 19 Drew Brees pass incomplete short left intended for Lance Moore (defended by Chris Houston) 14 16 -0.71 -2.14 55.4
3 12:30 4 4 NOR 19 Glenn Pakulak punts 55 yards, returned by Harry Douglas for no gain 14 16 -2.14 -0.67 61.7
3 12:21 1 10 ATL 26 Michael Turner left tackle for no gain (tackle by Scott Shanle) 14 16 0.67 0.13 63.9
3 11:45 2 10 ATL 26 Jerious Norwood left end for 6 yards (tackle by Roman Harper). Penalty on Michael Jenkins: Offensive Holding, 10 yards 14 16 0.13 -0.41 66.2
3 11:19 2 14 ATL 22 Jason Snelling right tackle for 3 yards (tackle by Jonathan Vilma) 14 16 -0.41 -0.69 67.3
3 10:45 3 11 ATL 25 Matt Ryan pass complete deep left to Roddy White for 18 yards (tackle by Jonathan Vilma). Penalty on Justin Blalock: Offensive Holding, 10 yards (no play) 14 16 -0.69 -2.45 74.2
3 10:18 3 21 ATL 15 Matt Ryan pass complete deep middle to Roddy White for 26 yards (tackle by Jonathan Vilma) 14 16 -2.45 1.66 57.3
3 9:39 1 10 ATL 41 Penalty on Justin Peelle: False Start, 5 yards (no play) 14 16 1.66 1.33 58.7
3 9:21 1 15 ATL 36 Matt Ryan pass complete short middle to Jerious Norwood for 2 yards (tackle by Jonathan Vilma) 14 16 1.33 0.72 61.4
3 8:40 2 13 ATL 38 Matt Ryan pass complete short right to Jerious Norwood for 8 yards (tackle by Usama Young) 14 16 0.72 1.09 59.8
3 7:58 3 5 ATL 46 Matt Ryan pass complete short left to Brian Finneran for 6 yards (tackle by Leigh Torrence) 14 16 1.09 2.39 53.6
3 7:14 1 10 NOR 48 Matt Ryan pass complete deep left to Michael Jenkins for 21 yards (tackle by Josh Bullocks) 14 16 2.39 3.78 46.8
3 6:35 1 10 NOR 27 Michael Turner right guard for 4 yards (tackle by Jonathan Vilma and Scott Shanle) 14 16 3.78 3.77 46.6
3 5:54 2 6 NOR 23 Michael Turner left end for no gain (tackle by Roman Harper and Bobby McCray) 14 16 3.77 3.07 49.9
3 5:08 3 6 NOR 23 Matt Ryan pass complete short middle to Roddy White for 14 yards (tackle by Leigh Torrence) 14 16 3.07 5.14 39.2
3 4:33 1 9 NOR 9 Michael Turner left tackle for 1 yard (tackle by Jonathan Vilma and Will Smith) 14 16 5.14 4.57 41.8
3 3:54 2 8 NOR 8 Michael Turner right guard for 3 yards (tackle by Scott Fujita) 14 16 4.57 4.26 43.1
3 3:14 3 5 NOR 5 Matt Ryan pass incomplete short middle intended for Harry Douglas 14 16 4.26 3.01 49.5
3 3:09 4 5 NOR 5 Jason Elam 23 yard field goal good 17 16 3.01 3 49.5
3 ATL 30 Michael Koenen kicks off 73 yards, returned by Courtney Roby for 16 yards (tackle by Thomas DeCoud) 17 16 0 -0.32 0.0
3 3:01 1 10 NOR 13 Drew Brees pass incomplete short middle intended for Marques Colston 17 16 -0.32 -0.77 45.3
3 2:54 2 10 NOR 13 Reggie Bush left tackle for 8 yards (tackle by John Abraham) 17 16 -0.77 -0.47 46.9
3 2:13 3 2 NOR 21 Drew Brees pass complete short right to Reggie Bush for 15 yards (tackle by Keith Brooking) 17 16 -0.47 1.33 56.5
3 1:25 Timeout #1 by New Orleans Saints 17 16 0 0
3 1:25 1 10 NOR 36 Pierre Thomas right guard for 14 yards (tackle by Erik Coleman) 17 16 1.33 2.26 61.6
3 0:47 1 10 50 Drew Brees pass incomplete short left intended for Marques Colston (defended by Chris Houston) 17 16 2.26 1.71 58.6
3 0:42 2 10 50 Drew Brees up the middle for 1 yard (tackle by Chauncey Davis) 17 16 1.71 1.16 55.4
Quarter Time Down ToGo Location Detail ATL NOR EPB EPA Win%
4th Quarter
4 15:00 3 9 ATL 49 Drew Brees pass complete short right to Devery Henderson for 36 yards (tackle by Chris Houston) 17 16 1.16 4.71 74.6
4 14:26 1 10 ATL 13 Reggie Bush right guard for 1 yard (tackle by Chauncey Davis and Jonathan Babineaux) 17 16 4.71 4.22 72.4
4 13:42 2 9 ATL 12 Drew Brees pass incomplete short right intended for Lance Moore. Penalty on Domonique Foxworth: Illegal Contact, 5 yards (no play) 17 16 4.22 5.6 79.4
4 13:37 1 7 ATL 7 Reggie Bush right guard for no gain (tackle by Michael Boley) 17 16 5.6 4.76 75.5
4 13:03 2 7 ATL 7 Drew Brees pass complete short right to Pierre Thomas for 7 yards, touchdown 17 22 4.76 7 81.5
4 ATL 2 Two Point Attempt: Reggie Bush right guard, conversion fails 17 22 0 -1 0.0
4 NOR 30 Garrett Hartley kicks off 74 yards, returned by Jerious Norwood for 31 yards (tackle by Jo-Lonn Dunbar) 17 22 0 0.74 0.0
4 12:49 1 10 ATL 27 Matt Ryan pass complete short right to Roddy White for 5 yards (tackle by Usama Young) 17 22 0.74 0.87 77.8
4 12:15 2 5 ATL 32 Michael Turner right guard for 6 yards (tackle by Roman Harper) 17 22 0.87 1.47 75.2
4 11:44 1 10 ATL 38 Matt Ryan pass complete short middle to Jerious Norwood for 9 yards (tackle by Scott Shanle) 17 22 1.47 2.14 71.8
4 11:13 2 1 ATL 47 Jason Snelling left end for 2 yards (tackle by Roman Harper) 17 22 2.14 2.19 71.8
4 10:31 1 10 ATL 49 Michael Turner left end for 4 yards (tackle by Will Smith and Leigh Torrence) 17 22 2.19 2.19 72.2
4 10:04 2 6 NOR 47 Matt Ryan pass complete short right to Harry Douglas for 17 yards (tackle by Josh Bullocks) 17 22 2.19 3.58 63.6
4 9:49 1 10 NOR 30 Matt Ryan pass complete short middle to Justin Peelle for 9 yards (tackle by Scott Shanle) 17 22 3.58 4.25 59.0
4 9:27 2 1 NOR 21 Matt Ryan up the middle for 3 yards (tackle by Sedrick Ellis) 17 22 4.25 4.37 58.1
4 8:48 1 10 NOR 18 Matt Ryan pass incomplete deep right intended for Brian Finneran 17 22 4.37 3.8 62.4
4 8:42 2 10 NOR 18 Matt Ryan pass complete short right to Roddy White for 6 yards (tackle by Usama Young) 17 22 3.8 4.03 60.8
4 8:00 3 4 NOR 12 Matt Ryan right end for 12 yards, touchdown 23 22 4.03 7 45.2
4 Two Point Attempt: Matt Ryan pass complete to Michael Jenkins, conversion succeeds 25 22 0 1 0.0
4 ATL 30 Michael Koenen kicks off 74 yards, returned by Pierre Thomas for 88 yards (tackle by David Irons) 25 22 0 4.51 0.0
4 7:38 1 10 ATL 16 Reggie Bush right end for no gain (tackle by Curtis Lofton) 25 22 4.51 3.9 60.5
4 6:53 2 10 ATL 16 Reggie Bush right guard for 9 yards (tackle by Domonique Foxworth) 25 22 3.9 4.85 68.4
4 6:22 3 1 ATL 7 Drew Brees pass incomplete short right intended for Reggie Bush (defended by Michael Boley) 25 22 4.85 3.01 53.0
4 6:16 4 1 ATL 7 Mike Karney right guard for 2 yards (tackle by Keith Brooking and Curtis Lofton) 25 22 3.01 6.06 78.0
4 5:54 1 5 ATL 5 Pierre Thomas left end for 5 yards, touchdown 25 28 6.06 7 78.1
4 Garrett Hartley kicks extra point good 25 29 0 0 0.0
4 NOR 30 Garrett Hartley kicks off 73 yards, returned by Jerious Norwood for 23 yards (tackle by Marvin Mitchell) 25 29 0 0.28 0.0
4 5:41 1 10 ATL 20 Michael Turner left tackle for -5 yards (tackle by Will Smith) 25 29 0.28 -1.07 90.0
4 5:04 2 15 ATL 15 Matt Ryan pass complete short right to Michael Jenkins for 15 yards (tackle by Roman Harper) 25 29 -1.07 0.94 80.0
4 4:26 1 10 ATL 30 Matt Ryan pass complete short left to Michael Jenkins for 7 yards (tackle by Leigh Torrence) 25 29 0.94 1.34 78.3
4 3:58 2 3 ATL 37 Matt Ryan up the middle for -2 yards (tackle by Kendrick Clancy) 25 29 1.34 0.37 86.3
4 3:28 3 5 ATL 35 Matt Ryan pass incomplete deep left intended for Brian Finneran 25 29 0.37 -1.04 94.4
4 3:23 4 5 ATL 35 Michael Koenen punts 52 yards, fair catch by Reggie Bush 25 29 -1.04 0.32 88.3
4 3:15 1 10 NOR 13 Drew Brees pass complete short right to Jeremy Shockey for 10 yards (tackle by Keith Brooking) 25 29 -0.32 0.48 92.8
4 2:30 1 10 NOR 23 Pierre Thomas right tackle for 9 yards (tackle by Chauncey Davis) 25 29 0.48 1.15 97.1
4 2:00 2 1 NOR 32 Pierre Thomas right guard for 3 yards (tackle by Chauncey Davis) 25 29 1.15 1.27 98.4
4 1:55 Timeout #2 by Atlanta Falcons 25 29 0 0
4 1:55 1 10 NOR 35 Pierre Thomas left tackle for 2 yards (tackle by Curtis Lofton) 25 29 1.27 0.99 98.1
4 1:51 Timeout #3 by Atlanta Falcons 25 29 0 0
4 1:51 2 8 NOR 37 Pierre Thomas right guard for 5 yards (tackle by Grady Jackson) 25 29 0.99 0.96 98.2
4 1:07 Timeout #2 by New Orleans Saints 25 29 0 0
4 1:07 3 3 NOR 42 Pierre Thomas right end for 4 yards (tackle by Curtis Lofton) 25 29 0.96 1.99 99.9
4 0:23 1 10 NOR 46 Drew Brees kneels for -1 yards 25 29 1.99 1.32 100.0
End of Regulation25291.320
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).