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Carolina Panthers 17 at New Orleans Saints 45

Sunday, January 1, 2012
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Carolina Panthers (6-10-0)7100017
New Orleans Saints (13-3-0)141014745

Game Info
Stadium Louisiana Superdome
Start Time (ET) 1:03pm
Roof dome
Surface sportturf
Duration 2:50
Attendance 73,065
Weather 68 degrees
Vegas Line New Orleans Saints -7.0
Over/Under 55.0 (over)
Officials
Referee Ed Hochuli
Umpire Richard Hall
Head Linesman Mark Hittner
Field Judge Craig Wrolstad
Back Judge Don Carey
Side Judge Ronald Torbert
Line Judge Adrian Hill

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

Carolina Panthers
Deep Left (1/2, 17 yards)
Targets Catches Yds TD
Greg Olsen 1 0 0
Steve Smith 1 1 17 0
Deep Middle (0/0, 0 yards)Deep Right (1/1, 20 yards)
Targets Catches Yds TD
Steve Smith 1 1 20 0
Short Left (7/9, 69 yards)
Targets Catches Yds TD
Jeremy Shockey 2 1 6 0
Steve Smith 3 2 36 0
Jonathan Stewart 2 2 7 0
DeAngelo Williams 2 2 20 0
Short Middle (3/5, 21 yards)
Targets Catches Yds TD
Brandon LaFell 1 1 14 0
Jeremy Shockey 2 1 6 0
Steve Smith 1 1 1 0
DeAngelo Williams 1 0 0 0
Short Right (3/6, 31 yards, 1 TD)
Targets Catches Yds TD
Seyi Ajirotutu 1 0 0
Brandon LaFell 1 1 13 0
Jeremy Shockey 2 1 6 0
Steve Smith 1 1 12 1
DeAngelo Williams 1 0 0 0
New Orleans Saints
Deep Left (3/4, 64 yards)
Targets Catches Yds TD
Adrian Arrington 1 1 17 0
Marques Colston 1 0 0 0
Devery Henderson 1 1 31 0
Robert Meachem 1 1 16 0
Deep Middle (2/3, 35 yards, 1 TD)
Targets Catches Yds TD
Marques Colston 1 1 16 0
Jimmy Graham 2 1 19 1
Deep Right (2/2, 71 yards, 1 TD)
Targets Catches Yds TD
Marques Colston 1 1 42 1
Jimmy Graham 1 1 29 0
Short Left (8/10, 80 yards)
Targets Catches Yds TD
Marques Colston 3 2 35 0
Jimmy Graham 1 1 1 0
Darren Sproles 4 3 17 0
Pierre Thomas 2 2 27 0
Short Middle (3/4, 43 yards, 1 TD)
Targets Catches Yds TD
Marques Colston 2 2 34 1
Pierre Thomas 2 1 9 0
Short Right (13/15, 116 yards, 2 TD)
Targets Catches Yds TD
Jed Collins 2 2 3 1
Marques Colston 2 1 18 0
Jimmy Graham 5 5 48 0
Devery Henderson 1 1 17 0
Michael Higgins 1 1 4 0
Robert Meachem 1 1 14 0
Darren Sproles 2 2 12 1
Pierre Thomas 1 0 0 0

Rushing

Carolina Panthers
LE (5 rushes, 22 yards)
Att Yds TD
Cam Newton 2 6 0
Steve Smith 1 1 0
Jonathan Stewart 1 14 0
DeAngelo Williams 1 1 0
LT (6 rushes, 36 yards)
Att Yds TD
Cam Newton 1 7 0
Jonathan Stewart 2 8 0
DeAngelo Williams 3 21 0
LG (5 rushes, 29 yards)
Att Yds TD
Cam Newton 1 4 0
Jonathan Stewart 4 25 0
MD (1 rush, 16 yards)
Att Yds TD
Cam Newton 1 16 0
RG (1 rush, 29 yards, 1 TD)
Att Yds TD
Jonathan Stewart 1 29 1
RT (3 rushes, 14 yards)
Att Yds TD
Jonathan Stewart 1 3 0
DeAngelo Williams 2 11 0
RE (0 rushes, 0 yards)
New Orleans Saints
LE (4 rushes, 34 yards)
Att Yds TD
Devery Henderson 1 9 0
Chris Ivory 1 5 0
Darren Sproles 2 20 0
LT (5 rushes, 47 yards, 1 TD)
Att Yds TD
Chris Ivory 5 47 1
LG (2 rushes, 11 yards)
Att Yds TD
Chris Ivory 1 8 0
Darren Sproles 1 3 0
MD (1 rush, 5 yards)
Att Yds TD
Drew Brees 1 5 0
RG (11 rushes, 62 yards)
Att Yds TD
Chris Ivory 6 39 0
Darren Sproles 1 8 0
Pierre Thomas 4 15 0
RT (3 rushes, 10 yards)
Att Yds TD
Chris Ivory 1 1 0
Darren Sproles 2 9 0
RE (5 rushes, 31 yards)
Att Yds TD
Chris Ivory 4 16 0
Pierre Thomas 1 15 0

Pass Tackles

Carolina Panthers
Deep Left Deep Middle Deep Right
Short Left Short Middle Short Right
New Orleans Saints
Deep Left Deep MiddleDeep Right
Short Left Short Middle Short Right

Carolina Panthers Drives

# Quarter Time LOS Plays Length Yds Result
1 1 13:21 CAR 20 11 6:39 80 Touchdown View Drive »
2 1 2:50 CAR 18 8 4:08 78 Interception View Drive »
3 2 8:21 NOR 36 6 2:31 13 Field Goal View Drive »
4 2 2:42 CAR 20 5 1:24 80 Touchdown View Drive »
5 2 0:07 CAR 20 1 0:07 -1 End of Half View Drive »
6 3 15:00 CAR 20 5 2:38 0 Punt View Drive »
7 3 8:54 CAR 15 3 1:44 3 Punt View Drive »
8 3 3:47 CAR 20 5 2:42 24 Punt View Drive »
9 4 12:15 CAR 20 6 2:46 33 Punt View Drive »
10 4 6:23 CAR 30 1 0:11 22 Fumble View Drive »
11 4 0:36 CAR 16 1 0:36 -1 End of Game View Drive »

New Orleans Saints Drives

# Quarter Time LOS Plays Length Yds Result
1 1 15:00 NOR 20 4 1:39 80 Touchdown View Drive »
2 1 6:42 NOR 17 9 3:52 83 Touchdown View Drive »
3 2 13:42 NOR 20 10 5:21 61 Interception View Drive »
4 2 5:50 NOR 20 9 3:08 55 Field Goal View Drive »
5 2 1:18 NOR 19 6 1:11 81 Touchdown View Drive »
6 3 12:22 NOR 39 6 3:28 61 Touchdown View Drive »
7 3 7:10 CAR 44 7 3:23 44 Touchdown View Drive »
8 3 1:05 NOR 32 7 3:50 68 Touchdown View Drive »
9 4 9:29 NOR 20 5 3:06 16 Punt View Drive »
10 4 6:12 NOR 31 11 5:36 53 Downs View Drive »

Full Play-By-Play

Quarter Time Down ToGo Location Detail CAR NOR EPB EPA Win%
1st Quarter
1 15:00 CAR 35 Olindo Mare kicks off 65 yards, touchback 0 0 0 0.28 70.6
1 15:00 1 10 NOR 20 Pierre Thomas right guard for 5 yards (tackle by Jordan Senn and Antwan Applewhite) 0 0 0.28 0.41 70.9
1 14:29 2 5 NOR 25 Drew Brees pass complete short right to Marques Colston for 18 yards (tackle by Sherrod Martin) 0 0 0.41 1.8 74.3
1 14:06 1 10 NOR 43 Drew Brees pass complete short left to Pierre Thomas for 22 yards (tackle by Jordan Senn) 0 0 1.8 3.25 77.6
1 13:29 1 10 CAR 35 Chris Ivory left tackle for 35 yards, touchdown 0 6 3.25 7 83.3
1 13:29 John Kasay kicks extra point good 0 7 0 0 85.1
1 13:21 NOR 35 Thomas Morstead kicks off 65 yards, touchback 0 7 0 0.28 84.6
1 13:21 1 10 CAR 20 Cam Newton pass complete short left to Jeremy Shockey for 6 yards (tackle by Cameron Jordan) 0 7 0.28 0.54 84.1
1 12:40 2 4 CAR 26 Jonathan Stewart left guard for 6 yards (tackle by Scott Shanle and Jo-Lonn Dunbar) 0 7 0.54 1.07 83.1
1 12:03 1 10 CAR 32 Cam Newton pass complete deep left to Steve Smith for 17 yards (tackle by Tracy Porter) 0 7 1.07 2.19 80.9
1 11:29 1 10 CAR 49 Jonathan Stewart left tackle for 5 yards (tackle by Isa Abdul-Quddus). Penalty on Jeremy Shockey: Illegal Formation, 5 yards (no play) 0 7 2.19 1.86 81.5
1 11:01 1 15 CAR 44 Cam Newton up the middle for 16 yards (tackle by Isa Abdul-Quddus) 0 7 1.86 2.92 79.3
1 10:17 1 10 NOR 40 DeAngelo Williams left tackle for 5 yards (tackle by Ramon Humber and Jo-Lonn Dunbar) 0 7 2.92 3.05 79.0
1 9:44 2 5 NOR 35 Cam Newton pass complete short right to Jeremy Shockey for 6 yards (tackle by Ramon Humber) 0 7 3.05 3.64 77.6
1 9:00 1 10 NOR 29 DeAngelo Williams right tackle for 2 yards (tackle by Jo-Lonn Dunbar) 0 7 3.64 3.37 78.2
1 8:20 2 8 NOR 27 Cam Newton pass incomplete. Penalty on Ramon Humber: Defensive Holding, 5 yards (no play) 0 7 3.37 4.11 76.4
1 8:16 1 10 NOR 22 DeAngelo Williams right tackle for 9 yards (tackle by Jabari Greer and Will Smith) 0 7 4.11 5.06 74.0
1 7:35 2 1 NOR 13 Cam Newton left end for 1 yard (tackle by Ramon Humber) 0 7 5.06 4.78 74.6
1 6:53 1 10 NOR 12 Cam Newton pass incomplete short middle intended for DeAngelo Williams 0 7 4.78 4.1 76.3
1 6:47 2 10 NOR 12 Cam Newton pass complete short right to Steve Smith for 12 yards, touchdown 6 7 4.1 7 71.3
1 6:47 Olindo Mare kicks extra point good 7 7 0 0 68.5
1 6:42 CAR 35 Olindo Mare kicks off 74 yards, returned by Darren Sproles for 26 yards (tackle by Josh Vaughan) 7 7 0 -0.06 68.4
1 6:38 1 10 NOR 17 Drew Brees pass incomplete deep left intended for Marques Colston 7 7 -0.06 -0.58 66.9
1 6:32 2 10 NOR 17 Chris Ivory for 11 yards (tackle by Sherrod Martin) 7 7 -0.58 0.81 70.8
1 6:06 1 10 NOR 28 Chris Ivory left end for 5 yards (tackle by Darius Butler) 7 7 0.81 0.94 71.1
1 5:29 2 5 NOR 33 Drew Brees pass complete deep left to Adrian Arrington for 17 yards (tackle by Darius Butler) 7 7 0.94 2.26 74.5
1 4:50 1 10 50 Darren Sproles left end for 11 yards (tackle by James Anderson) 7 7 2.26 2.98 76.3
1 4:09 1 10 CAR 39 Drew Brees pass complete short middle to Marques Colston for 19 yards (tackle by Chris Gamble) 7 7 2.98 4.24 79.4
1 3:37 1 10 CAR 20 Pierre Thomas right guard for 5 yards (tackle by Charles Godfrey and DeMario Pressley) 7 7 4.24 4.45 79.8
1 3:01 2 5 CAR 15 Drew Brees pass incomplete short middle intended for Pierre Thomas (defended by DeMario Pressley) 7 7 4.45 3.7 78.0
1 2:56 3 5 CAR 15 Drew Brees pass complete short middle to Marques Colston for 15 yards, touchdown 7 13 3.7 7 83.2
1 2:56 John Kasay kicks extra point good 7 14 0 0 85.2
1 2:50 NOR 35 Thomas Morstead kicks off 67 yards, returned by Kealoha Pilares for 20 yards (tackle by Junior Galette) 7 14 0 0.04 85.2
1 2:44 1 10 CAR 18 Cam Newton pass incomplete 7 14 0.04 -0.49 86.2
1 2:37 2 10 CAR 18 Cam Newton pass complete short left to Steve Smith for 14 yards (tackle by Roman Harper) 7 14 -0.49 1.07 83.1
1 1:45 1 10 CAR 32 DeAngelo Williams left tackle for 13 yards (tackle by Isa Abdul-Quddus) 7 14 1.07 1.93 81.2
1 0:57 1 10 CAR 45 Jonathan Stewart left end for 14 yards (tackle by Jabari Greer and Will Herring) 7 14 1.93 2.85 79.0
1 0:18 1 10 NOR 41 Cam Newton sacked by Cameron Jordan for -5 yards. Penalty on Cameron Jordan: Horse Collar Tackle, 15 yards 7 14 2.85 3.51 77.3
Quarter Time Down ToGo Location Detail CAR NOR EPB EPA Win%
2nd Quarter
2 15:00 1 10 NOR 31 DeAngelo Williams for 20 yards (tackle by Tracy Porter) 7 14 3.51 4.84 73.7
2 14:27 1 10 NOR 11 Jonathan Stewart left tackle for 7 yards (tackle by Scott Shanle and Junior Galette) 7 14 4.84 5.47 71.9
2 13:47 2 3 NOR 4 Cam Newton pass incomplete short left intended for Steve Smith is intercepted by Patrick Robinson at NOR-0 7 14 5.47 -0.28 85.9
2 13:42 1 10 NOR 20 Drew Brees pass incomplete short left intended for Marques Colston (defended by Frank Kearse) 7 14 0.28 -0.27 84.8
2 13:38 2 10 NOR 20 Pierre Thomas right guard for 3 yards (tackle by Ogemdi Nwagbuo) 7 14 -0.27 -0.56 84.2
2 12:56 3 7 NOR 23 Drew Brees pass complete short left to Marques Colston for 21 yards (tackle by Charles Godfrey) 7 14 -0.56 1.86 88.8
2 12:22 1 10 NOR 44 Drew Brees pass complete short left to Pierre Thomas for 5 yards (tackle by Jordan Senn and James Anderson) 7 14 1.86 1.99 89.1
2 11:43 2 5 NOR 49 Chris Ivory right guard for 4 yards (tackle by DeMario Pressley and Eric Norwood) 7 14 1.99 1.82 88.9
2 11:04 3 1 CAR 47 Chris Ivory right guard for 4 yards (tackle by Dan Connor and Jordan Senn) 7 14 1.82 2.72 90.4
2 10:28 1 10 CAR 43 Drew Brees pass complete short middle to Pierre Thomas for 9 yards (tackle by Thomas Keiser and Jordan Senn) 7 14 2.72 3.39 91.4
2 9:47 2 1 CAR 34 Drew Brees pass complete short right to Robert Meachem for 14 yards (tackle by Chris Gamble) 7 14 3.39 4.24 92.6
2 9:09 1 10 CAR 20 Chris Ivory left tackle for 1 yard (tackle by Greg Hardy) 7 14 4.24 3.82 92.1
2 8:33 2 9 CAR 19 Drew Brees pass incomplete short left intended for Darren Sproles is intercepted by R.J. Stanford at CAR-11 and returned for 53 yards (tackle by Jermon Bushrod) 7 14 3.82 -3.18 78.0
2 8:21 1 10 NOR 36 Steve Smith left end for 1 yard (tackle by Scott Shanle) 7 14 3.18 2.77 79.1
2 7:38 2 9 NOR 35 Jonathan Stewart left guard for 11 yards (tackle by Scott Shanle) 7 14 2.77 3.97 75.7
2 6:59 1 10 NOR 24 Jonathan Stewart left tackle for 1 yard (tackle by Jo-Lonn Dunbar) 7 14 3.97 3.57 76.8
2 6:05 2 9 NOR 23 Cam Newton pass incomplete deep left intended for Greg Olsen (defended by Roman Harper) 7 14 3.57 2.87 78.8
2 5:59 3 9 NOR 23 Cam Newton pass incomplete short middle intended for Jeremy Shockey 7 14 2.87 1.93 81.3
2 5:55 4 9 NOR 23 Olindo Mare 41 yard field goal good 10 14 1.93 3 78.4
2 5:50 CAR 35 Olindo Mare kicks off 65 yards, touchback 10 14 0 0.28 79.2
2 5:50 1 10 NOR 20 Chris Ivory left tackle for 4 yards (tackle by Frank Kearse and Greg Hardy) 10 14 0.28 0.27 79.2
2 5:15 2 6 NOR 24 Drew Brees pass complete short left to Darren Sproles for 16 yards (tackle by James Anderson and Charles Godfrey) 10 14 0.27 1.6 82.7
2 4:36 1 10 NOR 40 Drew Brees pass incomplete short right intended for Marques Colston 10 14 1.6 1.05 81.3
2 4:30 2 10 NOR 40 Pierre Thomas right end for 15 yards (tackle by R.J. Stanford) 10 14 1.05 2.59 85.1
2 4:06 1 10 CAR 45 Drew Brees pass complete short right to Devery Henderson for 17 yards (tackle by Charles Godfrey) 10 14 2.59 3.71 87.5
2 3:29 1 10 CAR 28 Darren Sproles left guard for 3 yards (tackle by Antwan Applewhite) 10 14 3.71 3.57 87.3
2 2:57 2 7 CAR 25 Drew Brees pass incomplete deep middle intended for Jimmy Graham (defended by Charles Godfrey) 10 14 3.57 2.87 85.9
2 2:52 3 7 CAR 25 Drew Brees pass incomplete short right intended for Pierre Thomas 10 14 2.87 1.8 83.3
2 2:46 4 7 CAR 25 John Kasay 43 yard field goal good 10 17 1.8 3 86.2
2 2:42 NOR 35 Thomas Morstead kicks off 65 yards, touchback 10 17 0 0.28 85.5
2 2:42 1 10 CAR 20 Cam Newton pass complete short left to Jonathan Stewart for 11 yards (tackle by Patrick Robinson and Ramon Humber) 10 17 0.28 1 83.8
2 2:13 1 10 CAR 31 Cam Newton pass complete short middle to Jeremy Shockey for 6 yards (tackle by Roman Harper) 10 17 1 1.27 83.2
2 2:00 2 4 CAR 37 Cam Newton pass complete deep right to Steve Smith for 20 yards 10 17 1.27 2.72 79.2
2 1:53 1 10 NOR 43 Cam Newton pass complete short middle to Brandon LaFell for 14 yards (tackle by Tracy Porter) 10 17 2.72 3.64 76.5
2 1:25 1 10 NOR 29 Jonathan Stewart right guard for 29 yards, touchdown 16 17 3.64 7 68.4
2 1:25 Olindo Mare kicks extra point good 17 17 0 0 64.7
2 1:18 CAR 35 Olindo Mare kicks off 74 yards, returned by Darren Sproles for 28 yards (tackle by Kealoha Pilares) 17 17 0 0.15 65.2
2 1:15 1 10 NOR 19 Drew Brees pass complete short left to Darren Sproles for -5 yards (tackle by Greg Hardy) 17 17 0.15 -1.11 60.3
2 1:08 Timeout #1 by New Orleans Saints 17 17 0 0
2 1:08 2 15 NOR 14 Drew Brees pass complete short left to Marques Colston for 14 yards (tackle by DeMario Pressley) 17 17 -1.11 0.1 65.0
2 0:51 3 1 NOR 28 Drew Brees up the middle for 5 yards (tackle by DeMario Pressley) 17 17 0.1 1.14 68.8
2 0:42 Timeout #2 by New Orleans Saints 17 17 0 0
2 0:42 1 10 NOR 33 Drew Brees pass complete short right to Jimmy Graham for 10 yards (tackle by Brandon Hogan) 17 17 1.14 1.8 71.2
2 0:25 1 10 NOR 43 Drew Brees pass complete short right to Jimmy Graham for 15 yards (tackle by Jonathan Nelson and James Anderson) 17 17 1.8 2.79 74.6
2 0:16 Timeout #3 by New Orleans Saints 17 17 0 0
2 0:16 1 10 CAR 42 Drew Brees pass complete deep right to Marques Colston for 42 yards, touchdown 17 23 2.79 7 84.0
2 0:16 John Kasay kicks extra point good 17 24 0 0 86.5
2 0:07 NOR 35 Thomas Morstead kicks off 65 yards, touchback 17 24 0 0.28 85.8
2 0:07 1 10 CAR 20 Cam Newton kneels for -1 yards 17 24 0.28 -0.46 86.5
End of Half1724-0.460
Quarter Time Down ToGo Location Detail CAR NOR EPB EPA Win%
3rd Quarter
3 15:00 NOR 35 Thomas Morstead kicks off 65 yards, touchback 17 24 0 0.28 85.8
3 15:00 1 10 CAR 20 Cam Newton pass complete short left to DeAngelo Williams for 8 yards (tackle by Tracy Porter) 17 24 0.28 0.81 84.6
3 14:20 2 2 CAR 28 Jonathan Stewart left guard for 5 yards (tackle by Jo-Lonn Dunbar) 17 24 0.81 1.14 83.8
3 13:43 1 10 CAR 33 DeAngelo Williams left tackle for 3 yards (tackle by Cameron Jordan) 17 24 1.14 1 84.2
3 13:04 2 7 CAR 36 Cam Newton pass incomplete short right intended for DeAngelo Williams 17 24 1 0.3 86.1
3 12:58 3 7 CAR 36 Cam Newton sacked by Martez Wilson for -16 yards 17 24 0.3 -2.03 90.9
3 12:34 4 23 CAR 20 Jason Baker punts 48 yards, returned by Darren Sproles for 7 yards (tackle by J.J. Jansen) 17 24 -2.03 -1.53 90.1
3 12:22 1 10 NOR 39 Chris Ivory right guard for 5 yards (tackle by Ogemdi Nwagbuo and Dan Connor) 17 24 1.53 1.66 90.4
3 11:48 2 5 NOR 44 Drew Brees pass complete deep right to Jimmy Graham for 29 yards (tackle by Jordan Senn) 17 24 1.66 3.78 93.9
3 10:59 1 10 CAR 27 Chris Ivory right tackle for 1 yard (tackle by Jordan Senn) 17 24 3.78 3.37 93.5
3 10:25 2 9 CAR 26 Drew Brees pass complete deep middle to Marques Colston for 16 yards (tackle by Sherrod Martin) 17 24 3.37 4.91 95.5
3 9:49 1 10 CAR 10 Drew Brees pass complete short left to Robert Meachem for 10 yards. Penalty on Jahri Evans: Offensive Holding, 10 yards (no play) 17 24 4.91 4.24 94.9
3 9:40 1 20 CAR 20 Drew Brees pass complete short left to Jimmy Graham for 1 yard (tackle by Charles Godfrey) 17 24 4.24 3.07 93.3
3 8:59 2 19 CAR 19 Drew Brees pass complete deep middle to Jimmy Graham for 19 yards, touchdown 17 30 3.07 7 96.8
3 8:59 John Kasay kicks extra point good 17 31 0 0 97.6
3 8:54 NOR 35 Thomas Morstead kicks off 67 yards, returned by Kealoha Pilares for 17 yards (tackle by Martez Wilson) 17 31 0 -0.22 97.7
3 8:49 1 10 CAR 15 Cam Newton pass incomplete 17 31 -0.22 -0.71 98.0
3 8:45 2 10 CAR 15 Cam Newton pass complete short left to Jonathan Stewart for -4 yards (tackle by Patrick Robinson) 17 31 -0.71 -1.89 98.6
3 8:03 3 14 CAR 11 Cam Newton left tackle for 7 yards (tackle by Johnny Patrick) 17 31 -1.89 -2.24 98.8
3 7:23 4 7 CAR 18 Jason Baker punts 50 yards, returned by Darren Sproles for 24 yards (tackle by Josh Vaughan) 17 31 -2.24 -2.65 99.0
3 7:10 1 10 CAR 44 Drew Brees pass complete deep left to Robert Meachem for 16 yards (tackle by Brandon Hogan) 17 31 2.65 3.71 99.3
3 6:40 1 10 CAR 28 Pierre Thomas right guard for 2 yards (tackle by James Anderson) 17 31 3.71 3.44 99.3
3 6:07 2 8 CAR 26 Drew Brees pass complete short right to Jimmy Graham for 5 yards (tackle by Jordan Senn) 17 31 3.44 3.4 99.4
3 5:33 3 3 CAR 21 Drew Brees pass complete short right to Darren Sproles for 3 yards (tackle by Jonathan Nelson) 17 31 3.4 4.37 99.6
3 5:07 1 10 CAR 18 Chris Ivory left guard for 8 yards (tackle by James Anderson) 17 31 4.37 5.23 99.7
3 4:33 2 2 CAR 10 Devery Henderson left end for 9 yards (tackle by R.J. Stanford) 17 31 5.23 6.97 99.9
3 3:51 1 1 CAR 1 Drew Brees pass complete short right to Jed Collins for 1 yard, touchdown 17 37 6.97 7 99.8
3 3:51 John Kasay kicks extra point good 17 38 0 0 99.9
3 3:47 NOR 35 Thomas Morstead kicks off 73 yards, touchback 17 38 0 0.28 99.9
3 3:47 1 10 CAR 20 Jonathan Stewart left guard for 3 yards (tackle by Jo-Lonn Dunbar) 17 38 0.28 0.14 99.9
3 3:12 2 7 CAR 23 Cam Newton pass complete short right to Brandon LaFell for 13 yards (tackle by Jabari Greer) 17 38 0.14 1.33 99.8
3 2:44 1 10 CAR 36 Cam Newton left end for 5 yards (tackle by Roman Harper) 17 38 1.33 1.47 99.8
3 2:04 2 5 CAR 41 Jonathan Stewart right tackle for 3 yards (tackle by Roman Harper and Will Smith) 17 38 1.47 1.16 99.9
3 1:22 3 2 CAR 44 Cam Newton pass incomplete short right intended for Jeremy Shockey (defended by Roman Harper) 17 38 1.16 -0.46 100.0
3 1:16 4 2 CAR 44 Jason Baker punts 38 yards, returned by Darren Sproles for 14 yards (tackle by Darvin Adams) 17 38 -0.46 -1.07 100.0
3 1:05 1 10 NOR 32 Darren Sproles right tackle for 7 yards (tackle by Jordan Senn and James Anderson) 17 38 1.07 1.47 100.0
3 0:30 2 3 NOR 39 Drew Brees pass complete short left to Darren Sproles for 6 yards (tackle by Jordan Senn) 17 38 1.47 1.93 100.0
Quarter Time Down ToGo Location Detail CAR NOR EPB EPA Win%
4th Quarter
4 15:00 1 10 NOR 45 Darren Sproles left end for 9 yards (tackle by James Anderson) 17 38 1.93 2.6 100.0
4 14:23 2 1 CAR 46 Darren Sproles right tackle for 2 yards (tackle by Greg Hardy) 17 38 2.6 2.65 100.0
4 13:40 1 10 CAR 44 Drew Brees pass complete deep left to Devery Henderson for 31 yards (tackle by Jordan Senn) 17 38 2.65 4.71 100.0
4 12:56 1 10 CAR 13 Drew Brees pass complete short right to Michael Higgins for 4 yards (tackle by Chris Gamble) 17 38 4.71 4.77 100.0
4 12:22 2 6 CAR 9 Drew Brees pass complete short right to Darren Sproles for 9 yards, touchdown 17 44 4.77 7 100.0
4 12:22 CAR 2 John Kasay kicks extra point good 17 45 0 0 100.0
4 12:15 NOR 35 Thomas Morstead kicks off 73 yards, touchback 17 45 0 0.28 100.0
4 12:15 1 10 CAR 20 Cam Newton pass complete short left to DeAngelo Williams for 12 yards (tackle by Isa Abdul-Quddus) 17 45 0.28 1.07 100.0
4 11:37 1 10 CAR 32 Cam Newton pass incomplete short right intended for Seyi Ajirotutu 17 45 1.07 0.53 100.0
4 11:33 2 10 CAR 32 DeAngelo Williams left end for 1 yard (tackle by Patrick Robinson). Penalty on Martez Wilson: Unnecessary Roughness, 15 yards 17 45 0.53 2.13 100.0
4 11:10 1 10 CAR 48 Cam Newton pass incomplete short left intended for Jeremy Shockey 17 45 2.13 1.58 100.0
4 11:04 2 10 CAR 48 Cam Newton left guard for 4 yards (tackle by Tom Johnson) 17 45 1.58 1.42 100.0
4 10:16 3 6 NOR 48 Cam Newton pass complete short middle to Steve Smith for 1 yard (tackle by Patrick Robinson) 17 45 1.42 0.13 100.0
4 9:37 4 5 NOR 47 Jason Baker punts 47 yards, touchback 17 45 0.13 -0.28 100.0
4 9:29 1 10 NOR 20 Darren Sproles right guard for 8 yards (tackle by Frank Kearse) 17 45 0.28 0.81 100.0
4 8:53 2 2 NOR 28 Chase Daniel pass complete short right to Jimmy Graham for 4 yards (tackle by Chris Gamble) 17 45 0.81 1.07 100.0
4 8:32 1 10 NOR 32 Chris Ivory right end for 4 yards (tackle by Charles Godfrey) 17 45 1.07 1.07 100.0
4 7:56 2 6 NOR 36 Chris Ivory left tackle for 3 yards (tackle by James Anderson and Dan Connor) 17 45 1.07 0.76 100.0
4 7:20 3 3 NOR 39 Chase Daniel pass complete short right to Jed Collins for 2 yards (tackle by James Anderson) 17 45 0.76 -0.65 100.0
4 6:33 Timeout #1 by New Orleans Saints 17 45 0 0
4 6:33 4 1 NOR 41 Penalty on Chase Daniel: False Start, 5 yards (no play) 17 45 -0.65 -0.98 100.0
4 6:33 4 6 NOR 36 Thomas Morstead punts 64 yards. Penalty on Justin Drescher: Defensive Holding, 10 yards 17 45 -0.98 -0.94 100.0
4 6:23 1 10 CAR 30 Cam Newton pass complete short left to Steve Smith for 22 yards (tackle by Isa Abdul-Quddus). NOR challenged the fumble ruling, and the play was overturned. Cam Newton pass complete short left to Steve Smith for 22 yards (tackle by Isa Abdul-Quddus). Steve Smith fumbles (forced by Isa Abdul-Quddus), recovered by Tracy Porter at NOR-31 (tackle by Steve Smith) 17 45 0.94 -1 100.0
4 6:12 1 10 NOR 31 Chris Ivory right guard for 8 yards (tackle by James Anderson and Sherrod Martin) 17 45 1 1.54 100.0
4 5:33 2 2 NOR 39 Chris Ivory right guard for 9 yards (tackle by DeMario Pressley) 17 45 1.54 2.13 100.0
4 5:01 1 10 NOR 48 Chris Ivory right end for 2 yards (tackle by James Anderson) 17 45 2.13 1.85 100.0
4 4:17 2 8 50 Chris Ivory right guard for 9 yards (tackle by Dan Connor) 17 45 1.85 2.85 100.0
4 3:38 1 10 CAR 41 Chris Ivory left tackle for 4 yards (tackle by James Anderson) 17 45 2.85 2.85 100.0
4 2:55 2 6 CAR 37 Chris Ivory right end for 3 yards (tackle by James Anderson) 17 45 2.85 2.54 100.0
4 2:14 3 3 CAR 34 Chase Daniel pass complete short right to Jimmy Graham for 14 yards (tackle by James Anderson) 17 45 2.54 4.24 100.0
4 2:07 1 10 CAR 20 Chris Ivory right end for 7 yards (tackle by Chris Gamble and Dan Connor) 17 45 4.24 4.83 100.0
4 2:00 2 3 CAR 13 Chase Daniel kneels for -1 yards 17 45 4.83 3.89 100.0
4 1:19 3 4 CAR 14 Chase Daniel kneels for -1 yards 17 45 3.89 2.49 100.0
4 0:37 4 5 CAR 15 Chase Daniel kneels for -1 yards 17 45 2.49 0.14 100.0
4 0:36 1 10 CAR 16 Derek Anderson kneels for -1 yards 17 45 -0.14 -0.78 100.0
End of Regulation1745-0.780
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).