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New Orleans Saints 42 at Minnesota Vikings 20

Sunday, December 18, 2011
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New Orleans Saints (13-3-0)71414742
Minnesota Vikings (3-13-0)3100720

Game Info
Stadium Mall of America Field
Start Time (ET) 1:05pm
Roof dome
Surface sportturf
Duration 3:05
Attendance 62,623
Weather 66 degrees
Vegas Line New Orleans Saints -7.5
Over/Under 53.5 (over)
Officials
Referee Walt Anderson
Umpire Butch Hannah
Head Linesman Steve Stelijes
Field Judge David Meslow
Back Judge Billy Smith
Side Judge James Coleman
Line Judge Byron Boston

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

New Orleans Saints
Deep Left (1/3, 25 yards)
Tgt Catches Yds TD
Marques Colston 1 1 25 0
Jimmy Graham 1 0 0 0
Robert Meachem 1 0 0 0
Deep Middle (1/3, 22 yards)
Tgt Catches Yds TD
Marques Colston 1 0 0 0
Robert Meachem 1 0 0 0
Lance Moore 1 1 22 0
Deep Right (0/0, 0 yards)
Short Left (7/9, 68 yards)
Tgt Catches Yds TD
Marques Colston 2 2 22 0
Jimmy Graham 2 1 4 0
Devery Henderson 1 1 4 0
Robert Meachem 1 1 13 0
Darren Sproles 2 1 0 0
Pierre Thomas 1 1 25 0
Short Middle (10/10, 137 yards, 5 TD)
Tgt Catches Yds TD
Marques Colston 1 1 16 0
John Gilmore 1 1 2 1
Jimmy Graham 4 4 43 1
Lance Moore 3 3 63 2
Darren Sproles 1 1 13 1
Short Right (13/16, 160 yards)
Tgt Catches Yds TD
Jed Collins 1 1 12 0
Marques Colston 4 4 28 0
Jimmy Graham 3 2 23 0
Devery Henderson 1 0 0 0
Robert Meachem 1 1 9 0
Lance Moore 2 1 6 0
Darren Sproles 3 3 66 0
Pierre Thomas 1 1 16 0
Minnesota Vikings
Deep Left (0/4, 0 yards)
Tgt Catches Yds TD
Devin Aromashodu 3 0 0 0
Percy Harvin 1 0 0 0
Deep Middle (0/0, 0 yards)Deep Right (0/4, 0 yards)
Tgt Catches Yds TD
Devin Aromashodu 2 0 0 0
Jim Kleinsasser 1 0 0
Joe Webb 1 0 0 0
Short Left (5/11, 47 yards, 1 TD)
Tgt Catches Yds TD
Emmanuel Arceneaux 2 1 10 0
Greg Camarillo 3 1 5 0
Toby Gerhart 2 2 27 1
Percy Harvin 2 1 5 0
Adrian Peterson 1 0 0
Visanthe Shiancoe 1 0 0 0
Short Middle (3/3, 34 yards, 1 TD)
Tgt Catches Yds TD
Devin Aromashodu 1 1 15 0
Toby Gerhart 2 2 19 1
Short Right (6/9, 39 yards)
Tgt Catches Yds TD
Devin Aromashodu 1 1 14 0
Lorenzo Booker 1 1 7 0
Percy Harvin 4 2 3 0
Kyle Rudolph 2 2 15 0
Joe Webb 1 0 0 0

Rushing

New Orleans Saints
LE (3 rushes, 12 yards)
Att Yds TD
Chris Ivory 2 6 0
Pierre Thomas 1 6 0
LT (5 rushes, 21 yards)
Att Yds TD
Chris Ivory 2 11 0
Darren Sproles 3 10 0
LG (7 rushes, 22 yards)
Att Yds TD
Chris Ivory 4 18 0
Darren Sproles 2 5 0
Pierre Thomas 1 -1 0
MD (9 rushes, 52 yards)
Att Yds TD
Jed Collins 1 2 0
Chris Ivory 4 17 0
Pierre Thomas 4 33 0
RG (6 rushes, 20 yards)
Att Yds TD
Chris Ivory 4 13 0
Darren Sproles 1 2 0
Pierre Thomas 1 5 0
RT (3 rushes, 10 yards, 1 TD)
Att Yds TD
Chris Ivory 2 9 0
Pierre Thomas 1 1 1
RE (2 rushes, 6 yards)
Att Yds TD
Robert Meachem 1 4 0
Darren Sproles 1 2 0
Minnesota Vikings
LE (3 rushes, -1 yards)
Att Yds TD
Percy Harvin 1 -1 0
Adrian Peterson 1 -6 0
Christian Ponder 1 6 0
LT (1 rush, -5 yards)
Att Yds TD
Adrian Peterson 1 -5 0
LG (2 rushes, 3 yards)
Att Yds TD
Adrian Peterson 2 3 0
MD (5 rushes, 38 yards)
Att Yds TD
Toby Gerhart 1 9 0
Adrian Peterson 2 11 0
Christian Ponder 1 15 0
Joe Webb 1 3 0
RG (3 rushes, 20 yards)
Att Yds TD
Toby Gerhart 1 3 0
Adrian Peterson 2 17 0
RT (2 rushes, 40 yards)
Att Yds TD
Adrian Peterson 2 40 0
RE (1 rush, -3 yards)
Att Yds TD
Joe Webb 1 -3 0

Pass Tackles

New Orleans Saints
Deep LeftDeep MiddleDeep Right
Short Left Short Middle Short Right
Minnesota Vikings
Deep Left Deep Middle Deep Right
Short Left Short Middle Short Right

New Orleans Saints Drives

# Quarter Time LOS Plays Length Yds Result
1 15:00 NOR 20 3 1:20 28 Fumble
2 12:20 NOR 21 3 0:59 4 Punt
3 8:27 NOR 16 10 5:36 84 Touchdown
4 0:30 NOR 30 3 1:08 0 Fumble
5 13:13 NOR 20 5 3:09 80 Touchdown
6 6:59 NOR 24 13 5:26 76 Touchdown
7 0:27 NOR 34 2 0:27 36 End of Half
8 13:59 MIN 44 4 1:44 44 Touchdown
9 11:14 NOR 47 3 0:56 53 Touchdown
10 8:26 NOR 13 19 10:36 87 Touchdown
11 11:36 NOR 13 9 4:11 55 Missed FG
12 5:12 MIN 44 6 3:17 20 Downs

Minnesota Vikings Drives

# Quarter Time LOS Plays Length Yds Result
1 13:40 NOR 26 4 1:20 0 Field Goal
2 11:21 MIN 24 5 2:54 17 Punt
3 2:51 MIN 20 4 2:21 10 Punt
4 14:22 NOR 21 4 1:09 -10 Field Goal
5 10:04 MIN 39 6 3:05 61 Touchdown
6 1:33 MIN 20 3 1:06 2 Punt
7 15:00 MIN 20 3 1:01 -8 Punt
8 12:15 MIN 25 3 1:01 3 Punt
9 10:18 MIN 20 4 1:52 18 Punt
10 12:50 MIN 20 3 1:14 8 Punt
11 7:25 MIN 40 6 2:13 60 Touchdown
12 1:55 MIN 24 11 1:55 41 Interception

Full Play-By-Play

Quarter Time Down ToGo Location Detail NOR MIN EPB EPA Win%
1st Quarter
1 MIN 35 Ryan Longwell kicks off 60 yards, returned by Pierre Thomas for 15 yards (tackle by Kenny Onatolu) 0 0 0 0.28 0.0
1 14:56 1 10 NOR 20 Pierre Thomas up the middle for 10 yards (tackle by Mistral Raymond) 0 0 0.28 0.94 26.5
1 14:26 1 10 NOR 30 Drew Brees pass complete short left to Darren Sproles for no gain 0 0 0.94 0.39 28.0
1 13:52 2 10 NOR 30 Drew Brees pass complete short middle to Jimmy Graham for 18 yards (tackle by Jamarca Sanford). Jimmy Graham fumbles (forced by Jamarca Sanford), recovered by Mistral Raymond at MIN-48 and returned for 26 yards (tackle by Pierre Thomas) 0 0 0.39 -3.84 39.6
1 13:40 1 10 NOR 26 Adrian Peterson right tackle for 1 yard (tackle by Jabari Greer) 0 0 3.84 3.43 38.5
1 13:04 2 9 NOR 25 Percy Harvin left end for -1 yards (tackle by Patrick Robinson) 0 0 3.43 2.61 36.3
1 12:28 3 10 NOR 26 Christian Ponder pass incomplete deep left intended for Percy Harvin 0 0 2.61 1.74 34.0
1 12:24 4 10 NOR 26 Ryan Longwell 44 yard field goal good 0 3 1.74 3 37.6
1 MIN 35 Ryan Longwell kicks off 69 yards, returned by Darren Sproles for 25 yards (tackle by Brandon Burton) 0 3 0 0.34 0.0
1 12:15 1 10 NOR 21 Chris Ivory left tackle for 4 yards (tackle by E.J. Henderson and Brian Robison) 0 3 0.34 0.34 36.6
1 11:39 2 6 NOR 25 Drew Brees pass incomplete short left intended for Darren Sproles 0 3 0.34 -0.36 38.8
1 11:34 3 6 NOR 25 Drew Brees pass incomplete short right intended for Jimmy Graham (defended by Mistral Raymond) 0 3 -0.36 -1.7 42.8
1 11:29 4 6 NOR 25 Thomas Morstead punts 51 yards, fair catch by Marcus Sherels 0 3 -1.7 -0.54 39.4
1 11:21 1 10 MIN 24 Christian Ponder pass complete short right to Percy Harvin for 3 yards (tackle by Jo-Lonn Dunbar) 0 3 0.54 0.4 39.0
1 10:56 2 7 MIN 27 Adrian Peterson up the middle for 8 yards (tackle by Jonathan Vilma and Sedrick Ellis) 0 3 0.4 1.27 41.7
1 10:19 1 10 MIN 35 Adrian Peterson up the middle for 9 yards (tackle by Roman Harper). Penalty on Phil Loadholt: Illegal Formation, 5 yards (no play) 0 3 1.27 0.94 40.9
1 9:54 1 15 MIN 30 Christian Ponder pass complete short left to Percy Harvin for 5 yards (tackle by Jabari Greer and Sedrick Ellis) 0 3 0.94 0.72 40.4
1 9:21 2 10 MIN 35 Christian Ponder left end for 6 yards (tackle by Scott Shanle) 0 3 0.72 0.83 40.9
1 8:40 3 4 MIN 41 Christian Ponder pass incomplete short left intended for Visanthe Shiancoe. Penalty on Visanthe Shiancoe: Offensive Pass Interference (Declined) 0 3 0.83 -0.65 36.6
1 8:35 4 4 MIN 41 Chris Kluwe punts 43 yards, fair catch by Darren Sproles 0 3 -0.65 0.14 39.0
1 8:27 1 10 NOR 16 Chris Ivory left end for 2 yards (tackle by Remi Ayodele and Brian Robison) 0 3 -0.14 -0.35 39.7
1 7:52 2 8 NOR 18 Drew Brees pass complete short left to Robert Meachem for 13 yards (tackle by Benny Sapp) 0 3 -0.35 1 35.8
1 7:13 1 10 NOR 31 Drew Brees pass complete short left to Devery Henderson for 4 yards (tackle by Asher Allen) 0 3 1 1 35.9
1 6:41 2 6 NOR 35 Chris Ivory right guard for 7 yards (tackle by Asher Allen) 0 3 1 1.73 33.9
1 6:07 1 10 NOR 42 Darren Sproles right end for 2 yards (tackle by Chad Greenway) 0 3 1.73 1.46 34.8
1 5:35 2 8 NOR 44 Drew Brees pass complete short middle to Marques Colston for 16 yards (tackle by Chad Greenway and Marcus Sherels) 0 3 1.46 2.92 30.7
1 4:55 1 10 MIN 40 Drew Brees pass complete deep middle to Robert Meachem for 40 yards. Penalty on Jed Collins: Offensive Holding, 10 yards (no play) 0 3 2.92 2.26 32.7
1 4:48 1 20 50 Drew Brees pass complete short right to Marques Colston for 10 yards (tackle by Brandon Burton) 0 3 2.26 2.37 32.4
1 4:11 2 10 MIN 40 Drew Brees pass complete short left to Pierre Thomas for 25 yards (tackle by Jamarca Sanford) 0 3 2.37 4.58 26.3
1 3:31 1 10 MIN 15 Pierre Thomas up the middle for 10 yards (tackle by Jamarca Sanford) 0 3 4.58 6.06 22.5
1 2:55 1 5 MIN 5 Drew Brees pass complete short middle to Lance Moore for 5 yards, touchdown 6 3 6.06 7 22.7
1 John Kasay kicks extra point good 7 3 0 0 0.0
1 NOR 35 Thomas Morstead kicks off 74 yards, touchback 7 3 0 0.28 0.0
1 2:51 1 10 MIN 20 Christian Ponder up the middle for 15 yards (tackle by Jonathan Vilma) 7 3 0.28 1.27 23.4
1 2:13 1 10 MIN 35 Penalty on Phil Loadholt: False Start, 5 yards (no play) 7 3 1.27 0.94 22.6
1 1:50 1 15 MIN 30 Toby Gerhart right guard for 3 yards (tackle by Martez Wilson) 7 3 0.94 0.45 21.5
1 1:14 2 12 MIN 33 Joe Webb right end for -3 yards (tackle by Cameron Jordan) 7 3 0.45 -0.63 18.9
1 0:42 3 15 MIN 30 Christian Ponder pass incomplete short left intended for Percy Harvin (defended by Patrick Robinson) 7 3 -0.63 -1.37 17.3
1 0:39 4 15 MIN 30 Chris Kluwe punts 39 yards, returned by Darren Sproles for -1 yards (tackle by Kenny Onatolu) 7 3 -1.37 -0.94 18.2
1 0:30 1 10 NOR 30 Drew Brees pass complete short right to Jed Collins for 12 yards 7 3 0.94 1.73 16.5
Quarter Time Down ToGo Location Detail NOR MIN EPB EPA Win%
2nd Quarter
2 15:00 1 10 NOR 42 Darren Sproles left guard for 3 yards (tackle by Christian Ballard and Letroy Guion) 7 3 1.73 1.59 16.8
2 14:27 2 7 NOR 45 Drew Brees for no gain. Drew Brees fumbles, recovered by Everson Griffen at NOR-30 and returned for 9 yards (tackle by Drew Brees). Penalty on Marques Colston: Illegal Shift (Declined) 7 3 1.59 -4.17 32.1
2 14:22 1 10 NOR 21 Christian Ponder pass incomplete deep right intended for Jim Kleinsasser 7 3 4.17 3.63 30.5
2 14:17 2 10 NOR 21 Adrian Peterson left end for -6 yards (tackle by Roman Harper) 7 3 3.63 2.15 26.2
2 13:44 3 16 NOR 27 Christian Ponder sacked by Jeff Charleston for -4 yards 7 3 2.15 1.32 23.9
2 13:18 4 20 NOR 31 Ryan Longwell 49 yard field goal good 7 6 1.32 3 28.8
2 MIN 35 Ryan Longwell kicks off 69 yards, returned by Darren Sproles for 24 yards (tackle by Eric Frampton) 7 6 0 0.28 0.0
2 13:08 1 10 NOR 20 Chris Ivory left guard for 7 yards (tackle by Fred Evans) 7 6 0.28 0.68 26.8
2 12:36 2 3 NOR 27 Drew Brees pass complete short right to Marques Colston for 7 yards (tackle by Marcus Sherels) 7 6 0.68 1.2 25.4
2 12:04 1 10 NOR 34 Darren Sproles right guard for 2 yards (tackle by Jared Allen) 7 6 1.2 0.93 26.2
2 11:31 2 8 NOR 36 Drew Brees pass complete short right to Darren Sproles for 39 yards (tackle by Jamarca Sanford). Penalty on Jamarca Sanford: Unnecessary Roughness, 13 yards 7 6 0.93 4.78 16.4
2 11:01 1 10 MIN 12 Pierre Thomas up the middle for 4 yards (tackle by Fred Evans). Penalty on Carl Nicks: Offensive Holding, 10 yards (no play) 7 6 4.78 4.11 17.9
2 10:37 1 20 MIN 22 Penalty on Jermon Bushrod: False Start, 5 yards (no play) 7 6 4.11 3.78 18.7
2 10:16 1 25 MIN 27 Drew Brees pass incomplete deep middle intended for Marques Colston. Penalty on E.J. Henderson: Defensive Pass Interference, 26 yards (no play) 7 6 3.78 6.97 11.9
2 10:08 1 1 MIN 1 Drew Brees pass complete short middle to Jimmy Graham for 1 yard, touchdown 13 6 6.97 7 13.8
2 John Kasay kicks extra point good 14 6 0 0 0.0
2 NOR 35 Thomas Morstead kicks onside 26 yards, recovered by Everson Griffen 14 6 0 1.53 0.0
2 9:57 1 10 MIN 39 Adrian Peterson right guard for 8 yards (tackle by Tom Johnson) 14 6 1.53 2.07 16.0
2 9:21 2 2 MIN 47 Adrian Peterson left guard for 1 yard (tackle by Jabari Greer) 14 6 2.07 1.49 14.7
2 8:35 3 1 MIN 48 Adrian Peterson right tackle for 39 yards (tackle by Malcolm Jenkins) 14 6 1.49 4.71 22.6
2 7:46 1 10 NOR 13 Joe Webb pass incomplete short right intended for Percy Harvin 14 6 4.71 4.05 20.8
2 7:42 2 10 NOR 13 Joe Webb up the middle for 3 yards (tackle by Roman Harper) 14 6 4.05 3.65 19.8
2 7:04 3 7 NOR 10 Christian Ponder pass complete short middle to Toby Gerhart for 10 yards, touchdown 14 12 3.65 7 26.5
2 Ryan Longwell kicks extra point good 14 13 0 0 0.0
2 MIN 35 Ryan Longwell kicks off 67 yards, returned by Darren Sproles for 26 yards (tackle by Eric Frampton) 14 13 0 0.54 0.0
2 6:54 1 10 NOR 24 Pierre Thomas right guard for 5 yards (tackle by Jamarca Sanford and Kevin Williams) 14 13 0.54 0.67 27.6
2 6:17 2 5 NOR 29 Drew Brees pass complete short left to Jimmy Graham for 4 yards (tackle by Benny Sapp) 14 13 0.67 0.5 28.2
2 5:42 3 1 NOR 33 Jed Collins up the middle for 2 yards (tackle by Remi Ayodele and Brian Robison) 14 13 0.5 1.27 25.8
2 5:14 1 10 NOR 35 Darren Sproles left tackle for 3 yards (tackle by Letroy Guion) 14 13 1.27 1.13 26.3
2 4:42 2 7 NOR 38 Drew Brees pass complete short right to Lance Moore for 6 yards 14 13 1.13 1.22 26.1
2 4:04 Timeout #1 by New Orleans Saints 14 13 0 0
2 4:04 3 1 NOR 44 Drew Brees pass complete short right to Jimmy Graham for 5 yards (tackle by Brandon Burton) 14 13 1.22 2.19 23.1
2 3:33 1 10 NOR 49 Drew Brees pass complete deep middle to Lance Moore for 22 yards (tackle by E.J. Henderson) 14 13 2.19 3.64 19.0
2 2:57 1 10 MIN 29 Pierre Thomas left guard for -1 yards (tackle by E.J. Henderson) 14 13 3.64 2.97 20.9
2 2:25 2 11 MIN 30 Drew Brees pass incomplete deep left intended for Jimmy Graham 14 13 2.97 2.28 22.9
2 2:18 3 11 MIN 30 Drew Brees pass complete short middle to Lance Moore for 11 yards (tackle by E.J. Henderson) 14 13 2.28 4.31 17.2
2 2:00 1 10 MIN 19 Drew Brees pass incomplete short left intended for Jimmy Graham 14 13 4.31 3.75 18.7
2 1:54 2 10 MIN 19 Pierre Thomas left end for 6 yards (tackle by E.J. Henderson) 14 13 3.75 3.96 18.1
2 1:38 Timeout #1 by Minnesota Vikings 14 13 0 0
2 1:38 3 4 MIN 13 Drew Brees pass complete short middle to Darren Sproles for 13 yards, touchdown 20 13 3.96 7 13.1
2 John Kasay kicks extra point good 21 13 0 0 0.0
2 NOR 35 Thomas Morstead kicks off 72 yards, touchback 21 13 0 0.28 0.0
2 1:33 1 10 MIN 20 Christian Ponder sacked by Junior Galette for -7 yards 21 13 0.28 -1.28 8.8
2 1:27 Timeout #2 by New Orleans Saints 21 13 0 0
2 1:27 2 17 MIN 13 Christian Ponder pass complete short right to Percy Harvin for no gain 21 13 -1.28 -2.19 7.4
2 1:21 Timeout #3 by New Orleans Saints 21 13 0 0
2 1:21 3 17 MIN 13 Toby Gerhart up the middle for 9 yards (tackle by Jonathan Vilma) 21 13 -2.19 -1.9 7.8
2 0:34 Timeout #2 by Minnesota Vikings 21 13 0 0
2 0:34 4 8 MIN 22 Chris Kluwe punts 44 yards 21 13 -1.9 -1.2 8.8
2 0:27 1 10 NOR 34 Drew Brees pass complete short left to Marques Colston for 11 yards (tackle by Chad Greenway and Benny Sapp) 21 13 1.2 1.93 7.6
2 0:06 1 10 NOR 45 Drew Brees pass complete deep left to Marques Colston for 25 yards (tackle by E.J. Henderson) 21 13 1.93 3.58 10.9
End of Half21133.580
Quarter Time Down ToGo Location Detail NOR MIN EPB EPA Win%
3rd Quarter
3 NOR 35 Thomas Morstead kicks off 65 yards, touchback 21 13 0 0.28 0.0
3 15:00 1 10 MIN 20 Adrian Peterson left guard for 2 yards (tackle by Roman Harper and Jeff Charleston) 21 13 0.28 0 10.9
3 14:25 2 8 MIN 22 Christian Ponder pass incomplete deep right intended for Devin Aromashodu 21 13 0 -0.69 9.5
3 14:18 3 8 MIN 22 Christian Ponder pass incomplete. Penalty on Christian Ponder: Intentional Grounding, 10 yards 21 13 -0.69 -2.49 6.6
3 14:13 4 18 MIN 12 Chris Kluwe punts 54 yards, returned by Darren Sproles for 22 yards (tackle by Lorenzo Booker) 21 13 -2.49 -2.65 6.4
3 13:59 1 10 MIN 44 Drew Brees pass complete short right to Jimmy Graham for 18 yards (tackle by Jamarca Sanford) 21 13 2.65 3.84 4.9
3 13:31 1 10 MIN 26 Darren Sproles left tackle for 6 yards (tackle by Chad Greenway and E.J. Henderson) 21 13 3.84 4.11 4.6
3 12:58 2 4 MIN 20 Drew Brees pass complete short right to Darren Sproles for 18 yards (tackle by E.J. Henderson) 21 13 4.11 6.74 2.4
3 12:19 1 2 MIN 2 Drew Brees pass complete short middle to John Gilmore for 2 yards, touchdown 27 13 6.74 7 2.8
3 John Kasay kicks extra point good 28 13 0 0 0.0
3 NOR 35 Thomas Morstead kicks off 68 yards, returned by Percy Harvin for 28 yards (tackle by Courtney Roby) 28 13 0 0.61 0.0
3 12:08 1 10 MIN 25 Adrian Peterson up the middle for 3 yards (tackle by Sedrick Ellis) 28 13 0.61 0.47 2.4
3 11:38 2 7 MIN 28 Christian Ponder pass incomplete short left intended for Adrian Peterson (defended by Jo-Lonn Dunbar) 28 13 0.47 -0.23 1.9
3 11:33 3 7 MIN 28 Christian Ponder pass incomplete short right intended for Percy Harvin 28 13 -0.23 -1.5 1.3
3 11:27 4 7 MIN 28 Chris Kluwe punts 49 yards, returned by Darren Sproles for 24 yards (tackle by Matt Katula) 28 13 -1.5 -2.06 1.1
3 11:14 1 10 NOR 47 Drew Brees pass incomplete deep middle intended for Robert Meachem 28 13 2.06 1.52 1.3
3 11:07 2 10 NOR 47 Pierre Thomas up the middle for 6 yards (tackle by Brian Robison) 28 13 1.52 1.62 1.3
3 10:29 3 4 MIN 47 Drew Brees pass complete short middle to Lance Moore for 47 yards, touchdown 34 13 1.62 7 0.3
3 John Kasay kicks extra point good 35 13 0 0 0.0
3 NOR 35 Thomas Morstead kicks off 74 yards, touchback 35 13 0 0.28 0.0
3 10:18 1 10 MIN 20 Christian Ponder sacked by Roman Harper for -1 yards. Penalty on Roman Harper: Unnecessary Roughness, 15 yards 35 13 0.28 1.2 0.3
3 9:52 1 10 MIN 34 Christian Ponder pass incomplete deep right intended for Devin Aromashodu 35 13 1.2 0.66 0.2
3 9:47 2 10 MIN 34 Adrian Peterson right guard for 9 yards (tackle by Malcolm Jenkins) 35 13 0.66 1.16 0.3
3 9:11 3 1 MIN 43 Adrian Peterson left tackle for -5 yards (tackle by Will Smith) 35 13 1.16 -0.85 0.1
3 8:33 4 6 MIN 38 Chris Kluwe punts 49 yards, fair catch by Darren Sproles 35 13 -0.85 0.32 0.2
3 8:26 1 10 NOR 13 Drew Brees pass complete short right to Robert Meachem for 9 yards (tackle by Marcus Sherels) 35 13 -0.32 0.49 0.1
3 7:48 2 1 NOR 22 Drew Brees pass incomplete deep left intended for Robert Meachem (defended by Benny Sapp) 35 13 0.49 -0.35 0.2
3 7:42 3 1 NOR 22 Drew Brees pass complete short left to Marques Colston for 11 yards (tackle by E.J. Henderson) 35 13 -0.35 1.14 0.1
3 7:02 1 10 NOR 33 Drew Brees for 4 yards (tackle by Brian Robison) 35 13 1.14 1.13 0.1
3 6:18 2 6 NOR 37 Darren Sproles left guard for 2 yards (tackle by Chad Greenway) 35 13 1.13 0.7 0.1
3 5:39 Timeout #1 by Minnesota Vikings 35 13 0 0
3 5:39 3 4 NOR 39 Drew Brees pass complete short right to Pierre Thomas for 16 yards (tackle by Chad Greenway and E.J. Henderson) 35 13 0.7 2.59 0.0
3 4:59 1 10 MIN 45 Chris Ivory right guard for 2 yards (tackle by E.J. Henderson) 35 13 2.59 2.31 0.0
3 4:22 2 8 MIN 43 Robert Meachem right end for 4 yards (tackle by Brandon Burton) 35 13 2.31 2.15 0.0
3 3:43 3 4 MIN 39 Drew Brees pass complete short middle to Jimmy Graham for 7 yards (tackle by Mistral Raymond) 35 13 2.15 3.45 0.0
3 3:05 1 10 MIN 32 Drew Brees pass incomplete short right intended for Devery Henderson 35 13 3.45 2.9 0.0
3 3:00 2 10 MIN 32 Pierre Thomas left guard for 13 yards (tackle by Mistral Raymond). Penalty on Jed Collins: Offensive Holding, 10 yards (no play) 35 13 2.9 1.55 0.0
3 2:36 2 20 MIN 42 Drew Brees pass incomplete short right intended for Lance Moore 35 13 1.55 0.89 0.0
3 2:30 3 20 MIN 42 Drew Brees pass incomplete deep right intended for Lance Moore. Penalty on Fred Evans: Illegal Use of Hands, 5 yards (no play) 35 13 0.89 3.12 0.0
3 2:22 1 10 MIN 37 Drew Brees pass complete short right to Marques Colston for 4 yards (tackle by Everson Griffen) 35 13 3.12 3.11 0.0
3 1:46 2 6 MIN 33 Chris Ivory right tackle for 6 yards (tackle by E.J. Henderson) 35 13 3.11 3.78 0.0
3 1:05 1 10 MIN 27 Drew Brees pass complete short right to Darren Sproles for 9 yards (tackle by Marcus Sherels) 35 13 3.78 4.53 0.0
3 0:25 2 1 MIN 18 Darren Sproles left guard for 3 yards (tackle by Brian Robison). Penalty on Brian De La Puente: Face Mask (15 Yards), 15 yards (no play) 35 13 4.53 2.42 0.0
Quarter Time Down ToGo Location Detail NOR MIN EPB EPA Win%
4th Quarter
4 15:00 2 16 MIN 33 Drew Brees pass complete short middle to Jimmy Graham for 17 yards (tackle by E.J. Henderson and Chad Greenway) 35 13 2.42 4.51 0.0
4 14:16 1 10 MIN 16 Pierre Thomas up the middle for 7 yards (tackle by Jamarca Sanford) 35 13 4.51 5.16 0.0
4 13:36 2 3 MIN 9 Drew Brees pass complete short right to Marques Colston for 7 yards (tackle by Marcus Sherels) 35 13 5.16 6.74 0.0
4 13:08 1 2 MIN 2 Darren Sproles left tackle for 2 yards, touchdown. Replay Assistant challenged the ruling, and the play was overturned. Darren Sproles left tackle for 1 yard 35 13 6.74 5.91 0.0
4 12:53 2 1 MIN 1 Pierre Thomas right tackle for 1 yard, touchdown 41 13 5.91 7 0.0
4 MIN 2 John Kasay kicks extra point good 42 13 0 0 0.0
4 NOR 35 Thomas Morstead kicks off 65 yards, touchback 42 13 0 0.28 0.0
4 12:50 1 10 MIN 20 Christian Ponder sacked by Tom Johnson for -6 yards 42 13 0.28 -1.18 0.0
4 12:22 2 16 MIN 14 Christian Ponder pass complete short right to Devin Aromashodu for 14 yards 42 13 -1.18 0.1 0.0
4 11:58 3 2 MIN 28 Christian Ponder pass incomplete deep left intended for Devin Aromashodu (defended by Isa Abdul-Quddus) 42 13 0.1 -1.5 0.0
4 11:51 4 2 MIN 28 Chris Kluwe punts 59 yards 42 13 -1.5 0.32 0.0
4 11:36 1 10 NOR 13 Chris Ivory left tackle for 7 yards (tackle by E.J. Henderson and Mistral Raymond) 42 13 -0.32 0.22 0.0
4 11:02 2 3 NOR 20 Chase Daniel pass incomplete short left intended for Marques Colston. Penalty on Chad Greenway: Roughing the Passer, 15 yards (no play) 42 13 0.22 1.27 0.0
4 10:56 1 10 NOR 35 Chris Ivory up the middle for 3 yards (tackle by E.J. Henderson) 42 13 1.27 1.13 0.0
4 10:21 2 7 NOR 38 Chris Ivory up the middle for 12 yards (tackle by Chad Greenway) 42 13 1.13 2.26 0.0
4 9:47 1 10 50 Chris Ivory right guard for 2 yards (tackle by Jamarca Sanford) 42 13 2.26 1.98 0.0
4 9:15 2 8 MIN 48 Darren Sproles for 14 yards 42 13 1.98 3.31 0.0
4 8:48 1 10 MIN 34 Chris Ivory up the middle for -2 yards (tackle by E.J. Henderson and Jared Allen) 42 13 3.31 2.5 0.0
4 8:12 2 12 MIN 36 Chris Ivory left guard for 4 yards (tackle by E.J. Henderson and Brian Robison) 42 13 2.5 2.35 0.0
4 7:35 3 8 MIN 32 Chase Daniel pass incomplete deep middle intended for Marques Colston. Penalty on Brian De La Puente: Chop Block (Declined) 42 13 2.35 1.24 32.5
4 7:30 4 8 MIN 32 John Kasay 50 yard field goal no good 42 13 1.24 -1.6 0.0
4 7:25 1 10 MIN 40 Christian Ponder pass complete short middle to Toby Gerhart for 9 yards (tackle by Ramon Humber) 42 13 1.6 2.27 0.0
4 6:51 2 1 MIN 49 Christian Ponder pass complete short right to Kyle Rudolph for 7 yards (tackle by Will Herring) 42 13 2.27 2.65 0.0
4 6:18 1 10 NOR 44 Christian Ponder for 13 yards 42 13 2.65 3.51 0.0
4 5:50 1 10 NOR 31 Christian Ponder pass complete short middle to Devin Aromashodu for 15 yards (tackle by Jabari Greer) 42 13 3.51 4.51 0.0
4 5:22 1 10 NOR 16 Christian Ponder pass incomplete short left intended for Greg Camarillo 42 13 4.51 3.9 0.0
4 5:19 2 10 NOR 16 Christian Ponder pass complete short left to Toby Gerhart for 16 yards, touchdown 42 19 3.9 7 0.0
4 Ryan Longwell kicks extra point good 42 20 0 0 0.0
4 MIN 35 Ryan Longwell kicks onside 14 yards, recovered by Jimmy Graham. Penalty on Kenny Onatolu: Offside on Free Kick, 5 yards, Penalty on MIN: Illegal Formation (Declined) 42 20 0 2.65 0.0
4 5:10 1 10 MIN 44 Chris Ivory left guard for 8 yards (tackle by Letroy Guion) 42 20 2.65 3.19 0.0
4 4:25 2 2 MIN 36 Chris Ivory up the middle for 4 yards (tackle by Chad Greenway) 42 20 3.19 3.45 0.0
4 3:36 1 10 MIN 32 Chris Ivory right guard for 2 yards (tackle by E.J. Henderson) 42 20 3.45 3.17 0.0
4 2:53 2 8 MIN 30 Chris Ivory right tackle for 3 yards (tackle by E.J. Henderson) 42 20 3.17 2.87 0.0
4 2:06 Timeout #1 by New Orleans Saints 42 20 0 0
4 2:06 3 5 MIN 27 Chris Ivory left end for 4 yards (tackle by Benny Sapp) 42 20 2.87 2.08 0.0
4 2:00 4 1 MIN 23 Chris Ivory left guard for -1 yards (tackle by Fred Evans and Chad Greenway) 42 20 2.08 -0.54 0.0
4 1:55 1 10 MIN 24 Christian Ponder pass complete short left to Toby Gerhart for 11 yards (tackle by Jo-Lonn Dunbar) 42 20 0.54 1.27 0.0
4 1:16 1 10 MIN 35 Christian Ponder pass complete short left to Greg Camarillo for 5 yards 42 20 1.27 1.4 0.0
4 1:11 2 5 MIN 40 Christian Ponder pass incomplete short right intended for Joe Webb 42 20 1.4 0.7 0.0
4 1:04 3 5 MIN 40 Christian Ponder pass complete short right to Kyle Rudolph for 8 yards (tackle by Jonathan Amaya) 42 20 0.7 2.13 0.0
4 0:44 1 10 MIN 48 Christian Ponder pass incomplete deep left intended for Devin Aromashodu (defended by Patrick Robinson) 42 20 2.13 1.58 0.0
4 0:38 2 10 MIN 48 Christian Ponder pass incomplete short left intended for Emmanuel Arceneaux 42 20 1.58 0.89 0.0
4 0:32 3 10 MIN 48 Christian Ponder pass complete short left to Emmanuel Arceneaux for 10 yards (tackle by Patrick Robinson and Johnny Patrick) 42 20 0.89 2.79 0.0
4 0:24 Timeout #2 by Minnesota Vikings 42 20 0 0
4 0:24 1 10 NOR 42 Christian Ponder pass incomplete deep right intended for Joe Webb 42 20 2.79 2.24 0.0
4 0:19 2 10 NOR 42 Christian Ponder pass complete short right to Lorenzo Booker for 7 yards (tackle by Johnny Patrick) 42 20 2.24 2.48 0.0
4 0:09 3 3 NOR 35 Christian Ponder pass incomplete short left intended for Greg Camarillo 42 20 2.48 0.99 0.0
4 0:05 4 3 NOR 35 Christian Ponder pass incomplete deep left intended for Devin Aromashodu is intercepted by Patrick Robinson 42 20 0.99 -1.27 0.0
End of Regulation4220-1.270
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).