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Atlanta Falcons 16 at New Orleans Saints 45

Monday, December 26, 2011
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Atlanta Falcons (10-6-0)1003316
New Orleans Saints (13-3-0)714101445

Game Info
Stadium Louisiana Superdome
Start Time (ET) 8:40pm
Roof dome
Surface sportturf
Duration 3:08
Attendance 73,084
Weather 67 degrees
Vegas Line New Orleans Saints -7.0
Over/Under 52.5 (over)
Officials
Referee Jeff Triplette
Umpire Jeff Rice
Head Linesman Phil McKinnely
Field Judge Barry Anderson
Back Judge Steve Freeman
Side Judge David Wyant
Line Judge Jeff Bergman

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 (1/1, 21 yards, 1 TD)
Targets Catches Yds TD
Julio Jones 1 1 21 1
Deep Middle (4/6, 103 yards)
Targets Catches Yds TD
Tony Gonzalez 1 0 0 0
Julio Jones 3 2 65 0
Eric Weems 1 1 18 0
Roddy White 1 1 20 0
Deep Right (2/5, 42 yards)
Targets Catches Yds TD
Tony Gonzalez 2 0 0 0
Julio Jones 1 0 0 0
Roddy White 2 2 42 0
Short Left (9/13, 62 yards)
Targets Catches Yds TD
Harry Douglas 1 1 3 0
Tony Gonzalez 2 1 9 0
Julio Jones 3 1 5 0
Reggie Kelly 1 0 0
Michael Palmer 1 1 9 0
Jacquizz Rodgers 1 1 11 0
Jason Snelling 2 2 8 0
Eric Weems 1 1 9 0
Roddy White 1 1 8 0
Short Middle (9/11, 82 yards)
Targets Catches Yds TD
Tony Gonzalez 1 1 7 0
Michael Palmer 1 1 10 0
Jacquizz Rodgers 1 1 8 0
Jason Snelling 2 2 20 0
Michael Turner 3 3 25 0
Roddy White 3 1 12 0
Short Right (15/22, 124 yards)
Targets Catches Yds TD
Tony Gonzalez 3 3 25 0
Julio Jones 6 4 37 0
Jason Snelling 1 0 0 0
Michael Turner 1 1 11 0
Eric Weems 2 1 6 0
Roddy White 9 6 45 0
New Orleans Saints
Deep Left (3/4, 102 yards)
Targets Catches Yds TD
Marques Colston 2 1 23 0
Robert Meachem 1 1 41 0
Lance Moore 1 1 38 0
Deep Middle (0/1, 0 yards)
Targets Catches Yds TD
Devery Henderson 1 0 0 0
Deep Right (1/3, 24 yards, 1 TD)
Targets Catches Yds TD
Robert Meachem 3 1 24 1
Short Left (6/11, 69 yards, 1 TD)
Targets Catches Yds TD
Marques Colston 5 3 34 1
Jimmy Graham 4 1 11 0
Devery Henderson 1 1 11 0
Darren Sproles 1 1 13 0
Short Middle (4/7, 46 yards, 1 TD)
Targets Catches Yds TD
Jimmy Graham 2 0 0 0
Devery Henderson 1 1 12 0
Robert Meachem 1 1 10 0
Lance Moore 2 1 15 0
Darren Sproles 1 1 9 1
Short Right (9/12, 66 yards, 1 TD)
Targets Catches Yds TD
Marques Colston 4 3 24 0
Jimmy Graham 3 3 31 1
Devery Henderson 2 1 7 0
Darren Sproles 1 0 0 0
Pierre Thomas 2 2 4 0

Rushing

Atlanta Falcons
LE (0 rushes, 0 yards)LT (1 rush, 5 yards)
Att Yds TD
Michael Turner 1 5 0
LG (3 rushes, 6 yards)
Att Yds TD
Michael Turner 3 6 0
MD (0 rushes, 0 yards)
RG (3 rushes, 7 yards)
Att Yds TD
Matt Ryan 1 2 0
Michael Turner 2 5 0
RT (4 rushes, 19 yards)
Att Yds TD
Michael Turner 4 19 0
RE (2 rushes, 3 yards)
Att Yds TD
Jacquizz Rodgers 1 -1 0
Michael Turner 1 4 0
New Orleans Saints
LE (2 rushes, 43 yards)
Att Yds TD
Darren Sproles 2 43 0
LT (1 rush, 12 yards)
Att Yds TD
Pierre Thomas 1 12 0
LG (2 rushes, 12 yards)
Att Yds TD
Pierre Thomas 2 12 0
MD (0 rushes, 0 yards)
RG (14 rushes, 73 yards, 1 TD)
Att Yds TD
Chris Ivory 5 20 0
Darren Sproles 3 24 0
Pierre Thomas 6 29 1
RT (1 rush, 6 yards)
Att Yds TD
Chris Ivory 1 6 0
RE (3 rushes, 18 yards)
Att Yds TD
Drew Brees 1 9 0
Chris Ivory 2 9 0

Atlanta Falcons Drives

# Quarter Time LOS Plays Length Yds Result
1 1 15:00 ATL 20 11 6:07 64 Field Goal View Drive »
2 1 5:25 ATL 28 8 3:54 72 Touchdown View Drive »
3 2 12:32 ATL 20 3 1:34 9 Punt View Drive »
4 2 5:07 ATL 20 5 2:48 24 Punt View Drive »
5 2 0:24 ATL 20 4 0:24 4 Downs View Drive »
6 3 13:25 ATL 30 3 1:42 7 Punt View Drive »
7 3 8:28 ATL 20 5 3:47 47 Field Goal View Drive »
8 3 3:04 ATL 20 16 5:21 68 Field Goal View Drive »
9 4 11:20 ATL 27 1 0:11 8 Fumble View Drive »
10 4 11:09 ATL 20 9 2:53 71 Downs View Drive »
11 4 6:55 ATL 24 4 1:47 9 Downs View Drive »
12 4 2:51 ATL 20 9 2:51 61 End of Game View Drive »

New Orleans Saints Drives

# Quarter Time LOS Plays Length Yds Result
1 1 8:53 NOR 16 8 3:28 84 Touchdown View Drive »
2 1 1:31 NOR 19 10 3:59 81 Touchdown View Drive »
3 2 10:58 NOR 26 11 5:51 62 Interception View Drive »
4 2 2:19 NOR 20 10 1:55 80 Touchdown View Drive »
5 3 15:00 NOR 21 3 1:35 20 Interception View Drive »
6 3 11:43 NOR 14 6 3:15 86 Touchdown View Drive »
7 3 4:41 ATL 14 4 1:37 3 Field Goal View Drive »
8 4 12:43 NOR 20 3 1:23 8 Punt View Drive »
9 4 8:16 NOR 10 3 1:21 7 Punt View Drive »
10 4 5:08 ATL 33 6 2:17 33 Touchdown View Drive »

Full Play-By-Play

Quarter Time Down ToGo Location Detail ATL NOR EPB EPA Win%
1st Quarter
1 NOR 35 Thomas Morstead kicks off 65 yards, touchback 0 0 0 0.28 0.0
1 15:00 1 10 ATL 20 Matt Ryan pass complete short right to Julio Jones for 1 yard (tackle by Jabari Greer) 0 0 0.28 -0.13 70.2
1 14:24 2 9 ATL 21 Michael Turner right tackle for 7 yards (tackle by Jonathan Vilma and Roman Harper) 0 0 -0.13 0.1 69.5
1 13:39 3 2 ATL 28 Matt Ryan pass complete short right to Tony Gonzalez for 7 yards (tackle by Roman Harper) 0 0 0.1 1.27 66.2
1 12:29 1 10 ATL 35 Michael Turner left tackle for 5 yards (tackle by Patrick Robinson) 0 0 1.27 1.4 65.6
1 12:01 2 5 ATL 40 Michael Turner right guard for 1 yard (tackle by Shaun Rogers and Sedrick Ellis) 0 0 1.4 0.83 67.1
1 11:45 3 4 ATL 41 Matt Ryan pass complete short middle to Jason Snelling for 16 yards (tackle by Roman Harper and Ramon Humber) 0 0 0.83 2.72 61.7
1 11:06 1 10 NOR 43 Matt Ryan pass complete deep middle to Roddy White for 20 yards (tackle by Roman Harper) 0 0 2.72 4.04 57.6
1 10:24 1 10 NOR 23 Jacquizz Rodgers right end for -1 yards (tackle by Jabari Greer) 0 0 4.04 3.36 59.5
1 9:42 2 11 NOR 24 Matt Ryan pass incomplete short right intended for Julio Jones (defended by Jabari Greer) 0 0 3.36 2.68 61.3
1 9:37 3 11 NOR 24 Matt Ryan pass complete short middle to Jacquizz Rodgers for 8 yards (tackle by Martez Wilson and Scott Shanle) 0 0 2.68 2.48 61.9
1 8:57 4 3 NOR 16 Matt Bryant 34 yard field goal good 3 0 2.48 3 60.2
1 ATL 35 Matt Bosher kicks off 70 yards, returned by Darren Sproles for 21 yards (tackle by Eric Weems) 3 0 0 -0.14 0.0
1 8:47 1 10 NOR 16 Drew Brees pass complete deep left to Lance Moore for 38 yards (tackle by Dunta Robinson and Thomas DeCoud) 3 0 -0.14 2.52 67.5
1 8:09 1 10 ATL 46 Chris Ivory right end for 11 yards (tackle by William Moore) 3 0 2.52 3.25 69.5
1 7:45 1 10 ATL 35 Drew Brees pass incomplete short left intended for Jimmy Graham (defended by William Moore) 3 0 3.25 2.7 67.9
1 7:36 2 10 ATL 35 Drew Brees pass complete short left to Jimmy Graham for 11 yards (tackle by Mike Peterson) 3 0 2.7 3.97 71.4
1 6:59 1 10 ATL 24 Pierre Thomas right guard for 12 yards (tackle by Brent Grimes) 3 0 3.97 4.78 73.4
1 6:14 1 10 ATL 12 Drew Brees pass incomplete short left intended for Jimmy Graham 3 0 4.78 4.1 71.5
1 6:09 2 10 ATL 12 Pierre Thomas left guard for 8 yards (tackle by William Moore and Curtis Lofton) 3 0 4.1 4.84 73.5
1 5:29 3 2 ATL 4 Pierre Thomas right guard for 4 yards, touchdown. Penalty on Pierre Thomas: Unsportsmanlike Conduct, 15 yards 3 6 4.84 7 76.4
1 John Kasay kicks extra point good 3 7 0 0 0.0
1 NOR 20 Thomas Morstead kicks off 79 yards, returned by Eric Weems for 27 yards (tackle by Isa Abdul-Quddus) 3 7 0 0.81 0.0
1 5:16 1 10 ATL 28 Michael Turner left guard for 4 yards (tackle by Scott Shanle and Jonathan Vilma) 3 7 0.81 0.8 76.9
1 4:34 2 6 ATL 32 Matt Ryan pass complete short middle to Tony Gonzalez for 7 yards (tackle by Jo-Lonn Dunbar) 3 7 0.8 1.53 75.0
1 3:56 1 10 ATL 39 Michael Turner left guard for -1 yards (tackle by Sedrick Ellis and Will Smith) 3 7 1.53 0.85 76.7
1 3:16 2 11 ATL 38 Matt Ryan pass complete deep middle to Julio Jones for 25 yards (tackle by Isa Abdul-Quddus) 3 7 0.85 3.12 70.5
1 2:32 1 10 NOR 37 Matt Ryan pass complete deep right to Roddy White for 16 yards 3 7 3.12 4.17 67.3
1 1:45 1 10 NOR 21 Matt Ryan pass incomplete deep right intended for Tony Gonzalez 3 7 4.17 3.63 68.8
1 1:41 2 10 NOR 21 Matt Ryan pass incomplete short right intended for Jason Snelling 3 7 3.63 2.94 70.8
1 1:36 3 10 NOR 21 Matt Ryan pass complete deep left to Julio Jones for 21 yards, touchdown 9 7 2.94 7 61.4
1 Matt Bryant kicks extra point good 10 7 0 0 0.0
1 ATL 35 Matt Bosher kicks off 61 yards, returned by Darren Sproles for 15 yards (tackle by Akeem Dent) 10 7 0 0.15 0.0
1 1:24 1 10 NOR 19 Drew Brees pass complete short right to Jimmy Graham for 17 yards (tackle by Curtis Lofton and Brent Grimes) 10 7 0.15 1.33 62.4
1 0:45 1 10 NOR 36 Darren Sproles left end for 7 yards (tackle by Thomas DeCoud) 10 7 1.33 1.74 63.6
1 0:09 2 3 NOR 43 Chris Ivory right guard for 8 yards (tackle by Ray Edwards and William Moore) 10 7 1.74 2.32 65.3
Quarter Time Down ToGo Location Detail ATL NOR EPB EPA Win%
2nd Quarter
2 15:00 1 10 ATL 49 Drew Brees pass incomplete short middle intended for Lance Moore (defended by Dominique Franks) 10 7 2.32 1.78 63.5
2 14:56 2 10 ATL 49 Chris Ivory right guard for -2 yards (tackle by John Abraham and Curtis Lofton) 10 7 1.78 0.83 60.4
2 14:15 3 12 NOR 49 Drew Brees pass complete short left to Marques Colston for 14 yards (tackle by Thomas DeCoud) 10 7 0.83 3.12 67.6
2 13:44 1 10 ATL 37 Drew Brees pass complete short right to Marques Colston for 9 yards (tackle by Curtis Lofton and Sean Weatherspoon). Penalty on Curtis Lofton: Unnecessary Roughness, 14 yards 10 7 3.12 4.65 72.2
2 13:23 1 10 ATL 14 Drew Brees pass incomplete short middle intended for Jimmy Graham 10 7 4.65 4 70.2
2 13:20 2 10 ATL 14 Chris Ivory right guard for 6 yards (tackle by Curtis Lofton and Thomas DeCoud) 10 7 4 4.28 71.0
2 12:36 3 4 ATL 8 Drew Brees pass complete short left to Marques Colston for 8 yards, touchdown 10 13 4.28 7 75.9
2 ATL 2 John Kasay kicks extra point good 10 14 0 0 0.0
2 NOR 35 Thomas Morstead kicks off 65 yards, touchback 10 14 0 0.28 0.0
2 12:32 1 10 ATL 20 Michael Turner right tackle for 6 yards (tackle by Patrick Robinson) 10 14 0.28 0.54 77.1
2 11:56 2 4 ATL 26 Michael Turner left guard for 3 yards (tackle by Will Smith and Scott Shanle) 10 14 0.54 0.23 77.9
2 11:13 3 1 ATL 29 Matt Ryan pass incomplete short left intended for Reggie Kelly (defended by Malcolm Jenkins) 10 14 0.23 -1.44 82.1
2 11:06 4 1 ATL 29 Matt Bosher punts 45 yards, fair catch by Darren Sproles 10 14 -1.44 -0.67 80.2
2 10:58 1 10 NOR 26 Drew Brees sacked by Vance Walker for -8 yards 10 14 0.67 -1.05 75.6
2 10:27 2 18 NOR 18 Drew Brees pass complete short right to Devery Henderson for 7 yards (tackle by Sean Weatherspoon) 10 14 -1.05 -0.69 76.6
2 9:50 3 11 NOR 25 Drew Brees pass complete short right to Marques Colston for 13 yards (tackle by Brent Grimes) 10 14 -0.69 1.47 82.2
2 9:12 1 10 NOR 38 Pierre Thomas right guard for 2 yards (tackle by Ray Edwards and Thomas DeCoud) 10 14 1.47 1.19 81.5
2 8:32 2 8 NOR 40 Drew Brees pass complete short middle to Lance Moore for 15 yards (tackle by Dunta Robinson) 10 14 1.19 2.59 84.8
2 7:45 1 10 ATL 45 Chris Ivory right end for no gain (tackle by Thomas DeCoud). Penalty on Zach Strief: Offensive Holding, 10 yards (no play) 10 14 2.59 1.93 83.3
2 7:21 1 20 NOR 45 Drew Brees pass complete short left to Darren Sproles for 13 yards (tackle by Peria Jerry) 10 14 1.93 2.45 84.5
2 6:40 2 7 ATL 42 Drew Brees pass incomplete short right intended for Marques Colston (defended by Brent Grimes) 10 14 2.45 1.75 83.0
2 6:34 3 7 ATL 42 Drew Brees pass complete deep left to Marques Colston for 23 yards (tackle by William Moore) 10 14 1.75 4.31 88.4
2 6:04 1 10 ATL 19 Drew Brees pass incomplete deep middle intended for Devery Henderson (defended by William Moore) 10 14 4.31 3.75 87.4
2 5:59 2 10 ATL 19 Pierre Thomas left guard for 4 yards (tackle by Thomas DeCoud) 10 14 3.75 3.58 87.1
2 5:19 3 6 ATL 15 Drew Brees pass incomplete short left intended for Darren Sproles. Penalty on Sean Weatherspoon: Defensive Pass Interference, 3 yards (no play) 10 14 3.58 4.78 89.4
2 5:15 1 10 ATL 12 Drew Brees pass incomplete short middle intended for Jimmy Graham is intercepted by Dominique Franks at ATL-0 10 14 4.78 -0.28 77.6
2 5:07 1 10 ATL 20 Matt Ryan pass complete short right to Michael Turner for 11 yards (tackle by Jo-Lonn Dunbar) 10 14 0.28 1 75.5
2 4:21 1 10 ATL 31 Matt Ryan pass complete short right to Roddy White for 11 yards (tackle by Jabari Greer) 10 14 1 1.73 73.1
2 3:40 1 10 ATL 42 Matt Ryan pass incomplete 10 14 1.73 1.19 74.8
2 3:36 2 10 ATL 42 Matt Ryan pass incomplete short right intended for Julio Jones (defended by Patrick Robinson) 10 14 1.19 0.5 76.9
2 3:32 Timeout #1 by Atlanta Falcons 10 14 0 0
2 3:32 3 10 ATL 42 Matt Ryan pass complete short right to Harry Douglas for 13 yards (tackle by Jabari Greer). Penalty on Jacquizz Rodgers: Offensive Holding, 10 yards (no play) 10 14 0.5 -0.82 80.7
2 3:07 3 20 ATL 32 Matt Ryan pass complete short middle to Roddy White for 12 yards (tackle by Jonathan Vilma) 10 14 -0.82 -0.46 79.7
2 2:29 4 8 ATL 44 Matt Bosher punts 56 yards, touchback 10 14 -0.46 -0.28 79.2
2 2:19 1 10 NOR 20 Drew Brees pass incomplete deep right intended for Robert Meachem (defended by Brent Grimes) 10 14 0.28 -0.27 77.6
2 2:13 2 10 NOR 20 Darren Sproles right guard for 5 yards (tackle by Kroy Biermann) 10 14 -0.27 -0.3 77.5
2 2:00 3 5 NOR 25 Drew Brees pass complete short middle to Robert Meachem for 10 yards (tackle by Thomas DeCoud) 10 14 -0.3 1.27 82.0
2 1:21 1 10 NOR 35 Drew Brees pass incomplete deep left intended for Marques Colston (defended by Thomas DeCoud) 10 14 1.27 0.72 80.5
2 1:14 2 10 NOR 35 Darren Sproles right guard for 3 yards (tackle by Corey Peters) 10 14 0.72 0.43 79.7
2 1:10 Timeout #1 by New Orleans Saints 10 14 0 0
2 1:10 3 7 NOR 38 Penalty on Drew Brees: Delay of Game, 6 yards (no play) 10 14 0.43 -0.36 77.3
2 1:10 3 13 NOR 32 Drew Brees pass complete deep left to Robert Meachem for 41 yards (tackle by Thomas DeCoud) 10 14 -0.36 3.78 88.0
2 0:41 1 10 ATL 27 Drew Brees spiked the ball 10 14 3.78 3.23 86.9
2 0:41 2 10 ATL 27 Drew Brees pass complete short right to Marques Colston for 2 yards (tackle by Brent Grimes) 10 14 3.23 2.81 86.0
2 0:35 Timeout #2 by New Orleans Saints 10 14 0 0
2 0:35 3 8 ATL 25 Darren Sproles right guard for 16 yards (tackle by Thomas DeCoud) 10 14 2.81 5.14 90.7
2 0:30 Timeout #3 by New Orleans Saints 10 14 0 0
2 0:30 1 9 ATL 9 Drew Brees pass complete short right to Jimmy Graham for 9 yards, touchdown 10 20 5.14 7 92.1
2 John Kasay kicks extra point good 10 21 0 0 0.0
2 NOR 35 Thomas Morstead kicks off 65 yards, touchback 10 21 0 0.28 0.0
2 0:24 1 10 ATL 20 Michael Turner right tackle for 5 yards (tackle by Junior Galette) 10 21 0.28 0.41 93.0
2 0:18 Timeout #2 by Atlanta Falcons 10 21 0 0
2 0:18 2 5 ATL 25 Matt Ryan pass complete short middle to Jason Snelling for 4 yards (tackle by Ramon Humber) 10 21 0.41 0.23 93.2
2 0:10 Timeout #3 by Atlanta Falcons 10 21 0 0
2 0:10 3 1 ATL 29 Matt Ryan pass incomplete deep right intended for Julio Jones (defended by Malcolm Jenkins) 10 21 0.23 -1.44 95.3
2 0:02 4 1 ATL 29 Matt Ryan kneels for -5 yards 10 21 -1.44 -1.2 93.6
End of Half1021-1.20
Quarter Time Down ToGo Location Detail ATL NOR EPB EPA Win%
3rd Quarter
3 ATL 35 Matt Bosher kicks off 63 yards, returned by Darren Sproles for 19 yards (tackle by James Sanders) 10 21 0 0.34 0.0
3 14:56 1 10 NOR 21 Pierre Thomas right guard for 8 yards (tackle by Brent Grimes and Curtis Lofton) 10 21 0.34 0.88 94.7
3 14:18 2 2 NOR 29 Drew Brees pass complete short middle to Devery Henderson for 12 yards (tackle by Curtis Lofton) 10 21 0.88 1.66 95.6
3 13:41 1 10 NOR 41 Drew Brees pass incomplete deep right intended for Robert Meachem is intercepted by Dunta Robinson at ATL-16 and returned for 14 yards (tackle by Jed Collins) 10 21 1.66 -0.94 92.5
3 13:25 1 10 ATL 30 Matt Ryan pass complete short middle to Michael Turner for 6 yards (tackle by Jonathan Vilma and Shaun Rogers) 10 21 0.94 1.2 92.1
3 12:45 2 4 ATL 36 Michael Turner right tackle for 1 yard (tackle by Cameron Jordan and Jabari Greer) 10 21 1.2 0.63 93.1
3 12:02 3 3 ATL 37 Matt Ryan pass incomplete 10 21 0.63 -0.91 95.2
3 11:57 4 3 ATL 37 Matt Bosher punts 49 yards 10 21 -0.91 0.28 93.8
3 11:43 1 10 NOR 14 Darren Sproles left end for 36 yards (tackle by Brent Grimes) 10 21 -0.28 2.26 96.6
3 11:15 1 10 50 Chris Ivory right tackle for 6 yards (tackle by Mike Peterson) 10 21 2.26 2.52 96.9
3 10:39 2 4 ATL 44 Drew Brees pass complete short right to Pierre Thomas for 3 yards (tackle by Mike Peterson) 10 21 2.52 2.21 96.7
3 9:55 3 1 ATL 41 Drew Brees pass complete short right to Jimmy Graham for 5 yards (tackle by Mike Peterson) 10 21 2.21 3.18 97.5
3 9:18 1 10 ATL 36 Pierre Thomas left tackle for 12 yards (tackle by Dunta Robinson) 10 21 3.18 3.97 98.1
3 8:35 1 10 ATL 24 Drew Brees pass complete deep right to Robert Meachem for 24 yards, touchdown 10 27 3.97 7 99.0
3 John Kasay kicks extra point good 10 28 0 0 0.0
3 NOR 35 Thomas Morstead kicks off 65 yards, touchback 10 28 0 0.28 0.0
3 8:28 1 10 ATL 20 Matt Ryan pass complete deep middle to Julio Jones for 40 yards (tackle by Roman Harper) 10 28 0.28 2.92 98.3
3 7:46 1 10 NOR 40 Michael Turner right guard for 4 yards (tackle by Cameron Jordan and Aubrayo Franklin) 10 28 2.92 2.91 98.4
3 7:05 2 6 NOR 36 Penalty on Will Svitek: False Start, 5 yards (no play) 10 28 2.91 2.24 98.8
3 6:40 2 11 NOR 41 Matt Ryan pass complete short middle to Michael Turner for 7 yards (tackle by Jonathan Vilma) 10 28 2.24 2.48 98.7
3 5:59 3 4 NOR 34 Matt Ryan pass complete short right to Tony Gonzalez for 6 yards (tackle by Jonathan Vilma). Penalty on Tyson Clabo: Illegal Use of Hands, 10 yards (no play) 10 28 2.48 1.16 99.2
3 5:30 3 14 NOR 44 Matt Ryan pass complete short right to Julio Jones for 11 yards (tackle by Jabari Greer) 10 28 1.16 1.19 99.3
3 4:47 4 3 NOR 33 Matt Bryant 51 yard field goal good 13 28 1.19 3 98.7
3 ATL 35 Matt Bosher kicks off 71 yards, returned by Darren Sproles for 92 yards (tackle by Christopher Owens) 13 28 0 4.65 0.0
3 4:30 1 10 ATL 14 Pierre Thomas right guard for 2 yards (tackle by Curtis Lofton) 13 28 4.65 4.33 99.8
3 3:54 2 8 ATL 12 Drew Brees pass complete short right to Pierre Thomas for 1 yard (tackle by Lawrence Sidbury and William Moore) 13 28 4.33 3.62 99.7
3 3:15 3 7 ATL 11 Drew Brees pass incomplete short right intended for Darren Sproles 13 28 3.62 2.7 99.6
3 3:09 4 7 ATL 11 John Kasay 29 yard field goal good 13 31 2.7 3 99.7
3 NOR 35 Thomas Morstead kicks off 73 yards, touchback 13 31 0 0.28 0.0
3 3:04 1 10 ATL 20 Matt Ryan pass incomplete short middle intended for Roddy White 13 31 0.28 -0.27 99.7
3 2:59 2 10 ATL 20 Matt Ryan pass complete short left to Michael Palmer for 9 yards (tackle by Jonathan Vilma) 13 31 -0.27 0.23 99.6
3 2:22 3 1 ATL 29 Matt Ryan right guard for 2 yards (tackle by Will Smith) 13 31 0.23 1 99.6
3 1:51 1 10 ATL 31 Matt Ryan pass incomplete short right intended for Roddy White (defended by Cameron Jordan) 13 31 1 0.46 99.7
3 1:48 2 10 ATL 31 Matt Ryan pass complete short middle to Michael Turner for 12 yards (tackle by Jo-Lonn Dunbar). Penalty on Tom Johnson: Unnecessary Roughness, 15 yards 13 31 0.46 2.79 99.2
3 1:19 1 10 NOR 42 Matt Ryan pass incomplete short right intended for Roddy White 13 31 2.79 2.24 99.4
3 1:15 2 10 NOR 42 Matt Ryan pass complete short left to Jason Snelling for 2 yards (tackle by Patrick Robinson and Jo-Lonn Dunbar) 13 31 2.24 1.82 99.5
3 0:42 Timeout #1 by Atlanta Falcons 13 31 0 0
3 0:42 3 8 NOR 40 Matt Ryan pass complete short right to Roddy White for 12 yards (tackle by Jonathan Vilma) 13 31 1.82 3.71 99.0
3 0:05 1 10 NOR 28 Michael Turner right end for 4 yards (tackle by Junior Galette and Aubrayo Franklin) 13 31 3.71 3.71 99.1
Quarter Time Down ToGo Location Detail ATL NOR EPB EPA Win%
4th Quarter
4 15:00 2 6 NOR 24 Matt Ryan pass incomplete deep right intended for Tony Gonzalez 13 31 3.71 3.01 99.3
4 14:55 3 6 NOR 24 Matt Ryan pass complete short right to Roddy White for 8 yards (tackle by Jabari Greer) 13 31 3.01 4.51 98.8
4 14:18 1 10 NOR 16 Matt Ryan pass complete short middle to Michael Palmer for 10 yards (tackle by Scott Shanle) 13 31 4.51 5.83 98.2
4 13:32 1 6 NOR 6 Matt Ryan pass incomplete short left intended for Julio Jones 13 31 5.83 4.95 98.9
4 13:27 2 6 NOR 6 Matt Ryan pass incomplete. Penalty on Matt Ryan: Intentional Grounding, 10 yards 13 31 4.95 2.85 99.6
4 13:23 3 16 NOR 16 Matt Ryan pass complete short right to Roddy White for 4 yards (tackle by Jabari Greer and Jonathan Amaya) 13 31 2.85 2.63 99.6
4 12:48 50 Timeout #1 by New Orleans Saints 13 31 0 0
4 12:48 4 12 NOR 12 Matt Bryant 30 yard field goal good 16 31 2.63 3 99.6
4 ATL 35 Matt Bosher kicks off 65 yards, touchback 16 31 0 0.28 0.0
4 12:43 1 10 NOR 20 Chris Ivory right guard for 9 yards (tackle by Kroy Biermann) 16 31 0.28 0.95 99.7
4 12:07 2 1 NOR 29 Drew Brees pass incomplete short left intended for Marques Colston (defended by William Moore) 16 31 0.95 0.23 99.7
4 12:02 3 1 NOR 29 Chris Ivory right guard for -1 yards (tackle by Curtis Lofton) 16 31 0.23 -1.5 99.3
4 11:28 4 2 NOR 28 Thomas Morstead punts 45 yards 16 31 -1.5 -0.74 99.6
4 11:20 1 10 ATL 27 Matt Ryan pass complete short right to Julio Jones for 8 yards (tackle by Scott Shanle). Julio Jones fumbles (forced by Scott Shanle), recovered by Malcolm Jenkins at ATL-30 and returned for 30 yards, touchdown 16 37 0.74 -7 100.0
4 John Kasay kicks extra point good 16 38 0 0 0.0
4 NOR 35 Thomas Morstead kicks off 65 yards, touchback 16 38 0 0.28 0.0
4 11:09 1 10 ATL 20 Matt Ryan pass complete short right to Roddy White for 4 yards (tackle by Jabari Greer) 16 38 0.28 0.27 100.0
4 10:41 2 6 ATL 24 Matt Ryan pass complete short right to Roddy White for 6 yards (tackle by Jabari Greer) 16 38 0.27 0.94 100.0
4 10:07 1 10 ATL 30 Matt Ryan pass complete short right to Julio Jones for 17 yards (tackle by Tracy Porter) 16 38 0.94 2.06 100.0
4 9:50 1 10 ATL 47 Matt Ryan pass complete short right to Tony Gonzalez for 9 yards (tackle by Scott Shanle) 16 38 2.06 2.73 100.0
4 9:27 2 1 NOR 44 Matt Ryan pass complete deep right to Roddy White for 26 yards (tackle by Patrick Robinson) 16 38 2.73 4.37 100.0
4 8:55 1 10 NOR 18 Matt Ryan pass incomplete deep middle intended for Tony Gonzalez (defended by Scott Shanle) 16 38 4.37 3.8 100.0
4 8:50 2 10 NOR 18 Matt Ryan pass complete short left to Tony Gonzalez for 9 yards (tackle by Johnny Patrick) 16 38 3.8 4.74 100.0
4 8:30 3 1 NOR 9 Matt Ryan pass incomplete short right intended for Roddy White. Penalty on Roddy White: Offensive Pass Interference (Declined) 16 38 4.74 2.98 100.0
4 8:20 4 1 NOR 9 Matt Ryan pass incomplete short middle intended for Roddy White 16 38 2.98 0.38 100.0
4 8:16 1 10 NOR 10 Chris Ivory right end for -2 yards (tackle by William Moore and Kroy Biermann) 16 38 -0.38 -0.93 100.0
4 7:30 2 12 NOR 8 Drew Brees pass incomplete short left intended for Marques Colston 16 38 -0.93 -1.65 100.0
4 7:27 3 12 NOR 8 Drew Brees right end for 9 yards (tackle by Brent Grimes) 16 38 -1.65 -2.32 100.0
4 7:06 4 3 NOR 17 Thomas Morstead punts 59 yards, fair catch by Eric Weems 16 38 -2.32 -0.54 100.0
4 6:55 1 10 ATL 24 Penalty on Joe Hawley: False Start, 5 yards (no play) 16 38 0.54 0.13 100.0
4 6:55 1 15 ATL 19 Matt Ryan pass complete short left to Jason Snelling for 6 yards (tackle by Ramon Humber and Sedrick Ellis) 16 38 0.13 0.13 100.0
4 6:29 2 9 ATL 25 Matt Ryan pass complete short left to Julio Jones for 5 yards (tackle by Ramon Humber) 16 38 0.13 0.1 100.0
4 5:56 3 4 ATL 30 Matt Ryan pass complete short left to Harry Douglas for 3 yards (tackle by Jabari Greer) 16 38 0.1 -1.18 100.0
4 5:12 4 1 ATL 33 Matt Ryan pass incomplete short left intended for Julio Jones (defended by Tracy Porter) 16 38 -1.18 -3.38 100.0
4 5:08 1 10 ATL 33 Drew Brees pass incomplete short left intended for Jimmy Graham 16 38 3.38 2.84 100.0
4 5:04 2 10 ATL 33 Pierre Thomas right guard for 1 yard (tackle by Kroy Biermann) 16 38 2.84 2.28 100.0
4 4:21 3 9 ATL 32 Drew Brees pass complete short left to Marques Colston for 12 yards (tackle by Thomas DeCoud) 16 38 2.28 4.24 100.0
4 3:40 1 10 ATL 20 Drew Brees pass complete short left to Devery Henderson for 11 yards (tackle by Dunta Robinson) 16 38 4.24 5.14 100.0
4 3:00 1 9 ATL 9 Drew Brees pass incomplete short right intended for Devery Henderson 16 38 5.14 4.38 100.0
4 2:56 2 9 ATL 9 Drew Brees pass complete short middle to Darren Sproles for 9 yards, touchdown 16 44 4.38 7 100.0
4 John Kasay kicks extra point good 16 45 0 0 0.0
4 NOR 35 Thomas Morstead kicks off 65 yards, touchback 16 45 0 0.28 0.0
4 2:51 1 10 ATL 20 Chris Redman pass complete short right to Tony Gonzalez for 9 yards (tackle by Scott Shanle) 16 45 0.28 0.95 100.0
4 2:10 2 1 ATL 29 Chris Redman pass complete short left to Roddy White for 8 yards (tackle by Tracy Porter) 16 45 0.95 1.4 100.0
4 2:00 1 10 ATL 37 Chris Redman pass incomplete short right intended for Eric Weems (defended by Tracy Porter) 16 45 1.4 0.86 100.0
4 1:56 2 10 ATL 37 Chris Redman pass incomplete deep middle intended for Julio Jones (defended by Jo-Lonn Dunbar) 16 45 0.86 0.17 100.0
4 1:51 3 10 ATL 37 Chris Redman pass complete deep middle to Eric Weems for 18 yards (tackle by Isa Abdul-Quddus) 16 45 0.17 2.59 100.0
4 1:10 1 10 NOR 45 Chris Redman pass complete short right to Eric Weems for 6 yards (tackle by Jonathan Amaya) 16 45 2.59 2.85 100.0
4 1:02 2 4 NOR 39 Chris Redman pass incomplete short left intended for Tony Gonzalez (defended by Jo-Lonn Dunbar) 16 45 2.85 2.15 100.0
4 0:57 3 4 NOR 39 Chris Redman pass complete short left to Eric Weems for 9 yards (tackle by Johnny Patrick) 16 45 2.15 3.58 100.0
4 0:23 1 10 NOR 30 Chris Redman pass complete short left to Jacquizz Rodgers for 11 yards (tackle by Jonathan Amaya and Isa Abdul-Quddus) 16 45 3.58 2.85 100.0
End of Regulation16452.850
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).