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Detroit Lions 28 at New Orleans Saints 45

Saturday, January 7, 2012
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Detroit Lions (10-6-0)777728
New Orleans Saints (13-3-0)010142145

Game Info
Stadium Louisiana Superdome
Start Time (ET) 8:09pm
Roof dome
Surface sportturf
Duration 3:08
Attendance 73,038
Vegas Line New Orleans Saints -10.5
Over/Under 60.0 (over)
Officials
Referee Tony Corrente
Umpire Chad Brown
Head Linesman John McGrath
Field Judge Gary Cavaletto
Back Judge Gregory Wilson
Side Judge Allen Baynes
Line Judge Darryll Lewis

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

Detroit Lions
Deep Left (3/4, 83 yards)
Player Tgt Catches Yds TD
Nate Burleson 1 1 20 0
Calvin Johnson 2 2 63 0
Titus Young 1 0 0 0
Deep Middle (2/2, 40 yards)
Player Tgt Catches Yds TD
Calvin Johnson 1 1 18 0
Brandon Pettigrew 1 1 22 0
Deep Right (1/5, 21 yards)
Player Tgt Catches Yds TD
Nate Burleson 1 0 0 0
Calvin Johnson 2 1 21 0
Titus Young 2 0 0 0
Short Left (9/14, 89 yards, 2 TD)
Player Tgt Catches Yds TD
Nate Burleson 1 1 21 0
Calvin Johnson 4 3 34 2
Brandon Pettigrew 1 0 0 0
Tony Scheffler 2 1 7 0
Kevin Smith 3 2 20 0
Titus Young 3 2 7 0
Short Middle (6/6, 76 yards, 1 TD)
Player Tgt Catches Yds TD
Nate Burleson 1 1 8 0
Will Heller 1 1 10 1
Calvin Johnson 2 2 37 0
Brandon Pettigrew 1 1 6 0
Titus Young 1 1 15 0
Short Right (7/12, 71 yards)
Player Tgt Catches Yds TD
Nate Burleson 1 1 1 0
Calvin Johnson 4 3 38 0
Brandon Pettigrew 2 2 21 0
Tony Scheffler 1 0 0 0
Kevin Smith 1 0 0 0
Titus Young 3 1 11 0
New Orleans Saints
Deep Left (2/2, 79 yards, 1 TD)
Player Tgt Catches Yds TD
Marques Colston 1 1 23 0
Robert Meachem 1 1 56 1
Deep Middle (1/1, 41 yards, 1 TD)
Player Tgt Catches Yds TD
Devery Henderson 1 1 41 1
Deep Right (3/4, 104 yards)
Player Tgt Catches Yds TD
Marques Colston 1 1 40 0
Devery Henderson 1 1 23 0
Robert Meachem 2 1 41 0
Short Left (13/17, 110 yards)
Player Tgt Catches Yds TD
Jed Collins 1 1 5 0
Jimmy Graham 8 5 44 0
Robert Meachem 2 2 14 0
Darren Sproles 4 3 29 0
Pierre Thomas 2 2 18 0
Short Middle (5/6, 45 yards)
Player Tgt Catches Yds TD
Marques Colston 2 2 30 0
Jimmy Graham 1 1 8 0
Robert Meachem 1 0 0 0
Darren Sproles 1 1 5 0
Pierre Thomas 1 1 2 0
Short Right (9/13, 87 yards, 1 TD)
Player Tgt Catches Yds TD
Adrian Arrington 1 1 7 0
Jed Collins 2 1 15 0
Marques Colston 3 3 27 0
Jimmy Graham 2 1 3 1
Robert Meachem 2 0 0 0
Pierre Thomas 3 3 35 0

Rushing

Detroit Lions
LE (0 rushes, 0 yards)LT (1 rush, 5 yards)
Player Att Yds TD
Kevin Smith 1 5 0
LG (4 rushes, 9 yards)
Player Att Yds TD
Kevin Smith 3 9 0
Matthew Stafford 1 0 0
MD (0 rushes, 0 yards)
RG (0 rushes, 0 yards)RT (2 rushes, 7 yards)
Player Att Yds TD
Kevin Smith 2 7 0
RE (3 rushes, 11 yards, 1 TD)
Player Att Yds TD
Nate Burleson 1 2 0
Matthew Stafford 1 1 1
Titus Young 1 8 0
New Orleans Saints
LE (5 rushes, 6 yards, 1 TD)
Player Att Yds TD
Devery Henderson 1 4 0
Darren Sproles 4 2 1
LT (4 rushes, 52 yards, 1 TD)
Player Att Yds TD
Chris Ivory 2 4 0
Darren Sproles 1 17 1
Pierre Thomas 1 31 0
LG (7 rushes, 25 yards)
Player Att Yds TD
Chris Ivory 4 22 0
Pierre Thomas 3 3 0
MD (1 rush, 2 yards)
Player Att Yds TD
Drew Brees 1 2 0
RG (8 rushes, 25 yards, 1 TD)
Player Att Yds TD
Chris Ivory 5 19 0
Darren Sproles 2 5 0
Pierre Thomas 1 1 1
RT (4 rushes, 32 yards)
Player Att Yds TD
Chris Ivory 1 1 0
Darren Sproles 2 23 0
Pierre Thomas 1 8 0
RE (4 rushes, 28 yards)
Player Att Yds TD
Chris Ivory 1 1 0
Darren Sproles 1 4 0
Pierre Thomas 2 23 0

Pass Tackles

Detroit Lions
Deep Left
Player
Louis Delmas 1
Deep MiddleDeep Right
Short Left Short Middle Short Right
New Orleans Saints
Deep Left Deep Middle Deep Right
Short Left Short Middle Short Right

Detroit Lions Drives

# Quarter Time LOS Plays Length Yds Result
1 1 15:00 DET 20 8 4:02 80 Touchdown View Drive »
2 1 8:16 DET 18 9 3:56 32 Punt View Drive »
3 2 14:01 DET 13 9 4:50 87 Touchdown View Drive »
4 2 5:33 DET 38 3 0:30 6 Punt View Drive »
5 3 13:09 DET 20 4 2:39 20 Punt View Drive »
6 3 4:03 DET 20 8 2:55 80 Touchdown View Drive »
7 4 9:53 DET 20 1 0:10 0 Interception View Drive »
8 4 7:29 DET 21 9 2:49 79 Touchdown View Drive »
9 4 3:36 DET 20 2 0:33 13 Interception View Drive »

New Orleans Saints Drives

# Quarter Time LOS Plays Length Yds Result
1 1 10:58 NOR 19 5 2:42 63 Fumble View Drive »
2 1 4:20 NOR 11 11 5:19 89 Touchdown View Drive »
3 2 9:11 NOR 20 7 3:38 42 Fumble View Drive »
4 2 5:03 NOR 16 14 5:03 78 Field Goal View Drive »
5 3 15:00 NOR 22 4 1:51 78 Touchdown View Drive »
6 3 10:30 NOR 8 13 6:27 92 Touchdown View Drive »
7 3 1:08 NOR 20 14 6:15 80 Touchdown View Drive »
8 4 9:43 NOR 39 4 2:14 61 Touchdown View Drive »
9 4 4:40 DET 44 4 1:04 44 Touchdown View Drive »
10 4 3:03 DET 33 6 3:03 28 Downs View Drive »

Full Play-By-Play

Quarter Time Down ToGo Location Detail DET NOR EPB EPA Win%
1st Quarter
1 15:00 NOR 35 Thomas Morstead kicks off 65 yards, touchback 0 0 0 0.28 77.6
1 15:00 1 10 DET 20 Kevin Smith right tackle for 7 yards (tackle by Jonathan Vilma) 0 0 0.28 0.68 76.7
1 14:24 2 3 DET 27 Matthew Stafford pass complete short middle to Calvin Johnson for 22 yards (tackle by Tracy Porter) 0 0 0.68 2.19 73.0
1 13:45 1 10 DET 49 Titus Young right end for 8 yards (tackle by Jonathan Vilma and Jabari Greer) 0 0 2.19 2.73 71.5
1 13:08 2 2 NOR 43 Matthew Stafford pass incomplete short right intended for Titus Young (defended by Jabari Greer) 0 0 2.73 2.01 73.1
1 13:05 3 2 NOR 43 Penalty on DET: Illegal Substitution, 5 yards (no play) 0 0 2.01 1.36 74.7
1 13:05 3 7 NOR 48 Matthew Stafford pass complete short middle to Titus Young for 15 yards (tackle by Jabari Greer) 0 0 1.36 3.38 69.6
1 12:26 1 10 NOR 33 Matthew Stafford pass complete short right to Titus Young for 11 yards (tackle by Jabari Greer) 0 0 3.38 4.11 67.4
1 11:43 1 10 NOR 22 Matthew Stafford pass complete short right to Calvin Johnson for 12 yards (tackle by Isa Abdul-Quddus) 0 0 4.11 4.91 64.9
1 11:04 1 10 NOR 10 Matthew Stafford pass complete short middle to Will Heller for 10 yards, touchdown 6 0 4.91 7 61.5
1 11:04 Jason Hanson kicks extra point good 7 0 0 0 58.6
1 10:58 DET 35 Jason Hanson kicks off 72 yards, returned by Darren Sproles for 26 yards (tackle by Don Carey) 7 0 0 0.15 59.0
1 10:54 1 10 NOR 19 Drew Brees pass complete deep right to Devery Henderson for 23 yards (tackle by Chris Houston) 7 0 0.15 1.73 63.6
1 10:16 1 10 NOR 42 Drew Brees pass complete short left to Jed Collins for 5 yards (tackle by Eric Wright) 7 0 1.73 1.86 63.7
1 9:39 2 5 NOR 47 Darren Sproles right tackle for 14 yards (tackle by Louis Delmas) 7 0 1.86 2.98 66.7
1 8:55 1 10 DET 39 Chris Ivory left guard for 8 yards (tackle by Louis Delmas and Amari Spievey) 7 0 2.98 3.52 68.0
1 8:24 2 2 DET 31 Drew Brees pass complete short middle to Marques Colston for 13 yards (tackle by Stephen Tulloch). Marques Colston fumbles (forced by Stephen Tulloch), recovered by Justin Durant at DET-18 (tackle by Michael Higgins) 7 0 3.52 -0.04 57.2
1 8:16 1 10 DET 18 Matthew Stafford pass complete short right to Calvin Johnson for 9 yards (tackle by Jabari Greer and Roman Harper) 7 0 0.04 0.82 54.7
1 7:39 2 1 DET 27 Matthew Stafford pass incomplete short left intended for Brandon Pettigrew (defended by Scott Shanle) 7 0 0.82 -0.02 57.0
1 7:33 3 1 DET 27 Nate Burleson right end for 2 yards (tackle by Roman Harper) 7 0 -0.02 0.87 54.2
1 6:58 1 10 DET 29 Kevin Smith right tackle for no gain (tackle by Jabari Greer) 7 0 0.87 0.33 55.6
1 6:15 2 10 DET 29 Matthew Stafford pass incomplete short left intended for Kevin Smith 7 0 0.33 -0.36 57.4
1 6:09 Timeout #1 by Detroit Lions 7 0 0 0
1 6:09 3 10 DET 29 Matthew Stafford pass complete deep middle to Brandon Pettigrew for 22 yards (tackle by Isa Abdul-Quddus) 7 0 -0.36 2.32 48.8
1 5:25 1 10 NOR 49 Matthew Stafford pass incomplete deep right intended for Calvin Johnson (defended by Roman Harper) 7 0 2.32 1.78 50.1
1 5:18 2 10 NOR 49 Kevin Smith left guard for -1 yards (tackle by Roman Harper) 7 0 1.78 0.96 52.7
1 4:35 3 11 50 Matthew Stafford pass incomplete short right intended for Calvin Johnson (defended by Jabari Greer) 7 0 0.96 -0.06 55.6
1 4:29 4 11 50 Ben Graham punts 39 yards, returned by Darren Sproles for no gain 7 0 -0.06 0.37 54.2
1 4:20 1 10 NOR 11 Darren Sproles left end for no gain (tackle by Eric Wright and Lawrence Jackson) 7 0 -0.37 -0.78 52.8
1 3:40 2 10 NOR 11 Drew Brees pass incomplete short left intended for Jimmy Graham 7 0 -0.78 -1.42 50.3
1 3:34 3 10 NOR 11 Drew Brees pass complete short right to Pierre Thomas for 11 yards (tackle by Cliff Avril) 7 0 -1.42 0.41 56.3
1 2:56 1 10 NOR 22 Drew Brees pass complete short left to Jimmy Graham for 5 yards (tackle by Eric Wright) 7 0 0.41 0.54 56.4
1 2:17 2 5 NOR 27 Drew Brees pass complete short right to Marques Colston for 7 yards (tackle by Justin Durant) 7 0 0.54 1.2 58.2
1 1:32 1 10 NOR 34 Pierre Thomas left tackle for 31 yards (tackle by Willie Young and Stephen Tulloch) 7 0 1.2 3.25 64.5
1 0:49 1 10 DET 35 Darren Sproles right tackle for 9 yards (tackle by Amari Spievey) 7 0 3.25 3.92 66.3
1 0:11 2 1 DET 26 Drew Brees pass complete short right to Jed Collins for 15 yards (tackle by Amari Spievey) 7 0 3.92 4.84 68.9
Quarter Time Down ToGo Location Detail DET NOR EPB EPA Win%
2nd Quarter
2 15:00 1 10 DET 11 Darren Sproles right guard for 5 yards (tackle by Corey Williams) 7 0 4.84 5.08 69.5
2 14:26 2 5 DET 6 Devery Henderson left end for 4 yards (tackle by Eric Wright) 7 0 5.08 5.12 69.5
2 14:06 3 1 DET 2 Darren Sproles left end for 2 yards, touchdown 7 6 5.12 7 72.0
2 14:06 DET 2 John Kasay kicks extra point good 7 7 0 0 74.8
2 14:01 NOR 35 Thomas Morstead kicks off 59 yards, returned by Stefan Logan for 17 yards (tackle by Ramon Humber). Penalty on Will Heller: Illegal Block Above the Waist, 10 yards 7 7 0 -0.32 75.7
2 13:54 1 10 DET 13 Matthew Stafford pass complete deep middle to Calvin Johnson for 18 yards (tackle by Malcolm Jenkins) 7 7 -0.32 1 71.9
2 13:17 1 10 DET 31 Kevin Smith left tackle for 5 yards (tackle by Sedrick Ellis) 7 7 1 1.14 71.3
2 12:37 2 5 DET 36 Matthew Stafford pass complete short right to Nate Burleson for 1 yard (tackle by Jabari Greer) 7 7 1.14 0.56 72.8
2 11:54 3 4 DET 37 Matthew Stafford pass complete short left to Tony Scheffler for 7 yards (tackle by Malcolm Jenkins) 7 7 0.56 1.86 68.7
2 11:13 1 10 DET 44 Kevin Smith left guard for 9 yards (tackle by Jonathan Vilma) 7 7 1.86 2.53 66.3
2 10:28 2 1 NOR 47 Matthew Stafford pass complete short left to Nate Burleson for 21 yards (tackle by Tracy Porter) 7 7 2.53 3.84 61.5
2 9:56 1 10 NOR 26 Matthew Stafford pass incomplete deep right intended for Titus Young 7 7 3.84 3.3 63.1
2 9:51 2 10 NOR 26 Matthew Stafford pass complete short left to Kevin Smith for 13 yards (tackle by Roman Harper) 7 7 3.3 4.71 58.2
2 9:18 1 10 NOR 13 Matthew Stafford pass complete short left to Calvin Johnson for 13 yards, touchdown 13 7 4.71 7 53.2
2 9:18 Jason Hanson kicks extra point good 14 7 0 0 49.6
2 9:11 DET 35 Jason Hanson kicks off 74 yards, touchback 14 7 0 0.28 50.5
2 9:11 1 10 NOR 20 Chris Ivory left tackle for 2 yards (tackle by Stephen Tulloch) 14 7 0.28 0 49.5
2 8:36 2 8 NOR 22 Drew Brees pass complete short right to Marques Colston for 9 yards (tackle by Eric Wright) 14 7 0 1 52.8
2 7:57 1 10 NOR 31 Drew Brees pass complete short left to Jimmy Graham for 6 yards (tackle by Louis Delmas) 14 7 1 1.27 53.4
2 7:25 2 4 NOR 37 Drew Brees pass complete short left to Jimmy Graham for 8 yards (tackle by Louis Delmas) 14 7 1.27 1.93 55.5
2 6:59 1 10 NOR 45 Drew Brees pass complete short right to Pierre Thomas for 14 yards (tackle by Ndamukong Suh and Lawrence Jackson) 14 7 1.93 2.85 58.7
2 6:14 1 10 DET 41 Darren Sproles right end for 4 yards (tackle by Amari Spievey) 14 7 2.85 2.85 58.3
2 5:39 2 6 DET 37 Drew Brees sacked by Willie Young for -7 yards. Drew Brees fumbles (forced by Willie Young), recovered by Justin Durant at DET-38 14 7 2.85 -1.47 41.5
2 5:33 1 10 DET 38 Matthew Stafford pass incomplete short right intended for Tony Scheffler 14 7 1.47 0.92 43.5
2 5:28 2 10 DET 38 Matthew Stafford pass complete short middle to Brandon Pettigrew for 6 yards (tackle by Jonathan Vilma) 14 7 0.92 1.02 43.0
2 5:14 Timeout #1 by New Orleans Saints 14 7 0 0
2 5:14 3 4 DET 44 Matthew Stafford pass incomplete short right intended for Titus Young 14 7 1.02 -0.46 48.6
2 5:11 4 4 DET 44 Ben Graham punts 40 yards, fair catch by Darren Sproles 14 7 -0.46 0.14 46.2
2 5:03 1 10 NOR 16 Chris Ivory left guard for 7 yards (tackle by Stephen Tulloch). Penalty on Aaron Berry: Defensive Offside, 5 yards (no play) 14 7 -0.14 0.74 49.5
2 4:42 1 5 NOR 21 Drew Brees pass complete deep left to Marques Colston for 23 yards (tackle by Louis Delmas) 14 7 0.74 1.86 53.6
2 4:23 1 10 NOR 44 Pierre Thomas left guard for 1 yard (tackle by Nick Fairley) 14 7 1.86 1.45 51.8
2 3:39 2 9 NOR 45 Drew Brees pass complete short left to Darren Sproles for 8 yards (tackle by Aaron Berry) 14 7 1.45 1.82 52.8
2 3:16 3 1 DET 47 Chris Ivory left tackle for 2 yards (tackle by Eric Wright) 14 7 1.82 2.59 55.6
2 2:37 1 10 DET 45 Darren Sproles right guard for no gain (tackle by Sammie Lee Hill) 14 7 2.59 2.04 53.0
2 2:04 2 10 DET 45 Drew Brees pass complete short left to Robert Meachem for 9 yards (tackle by Aaron Berry) 14 7 2.04 2.54 54.7
2 1:58 3 1 DET 36 Drew Brees pass complete short left to Michael Higgins for 12 yards (tackle by DeAndre Levy). Penalty on Justin Durant: Defensive Holding (Offsetting), Penalty on Michael Higgins: Offensive Pass Interference (Offsetting) (no play) 14 7 2.54 2.54 54.6
2 1:49 Timeout #2 by Detroit Lions 14 7 0 0
2 1:49 3 1 DET 36 Drew Brees pass incomplete short right intended for Jed Collins 14 7 2.54 0.89 47.8
2 1:43 4 1 DET 36 Chris Ivory right tackle for 1 yard (tackle by Justin Durant) 14 7 0.89 3.25 57.3
2 1:01 1 10 DET 35 Drew Brees pass complete short middle to Pierre Thomas for 2 yards (tackle by Stephen Tulloch and Justin Durant) 14 7 3.25 2.97 55.7
2 0:52 Timeout #2 by New Orleans Saints 14 7 0 0
2 0:52 2 8 DET 33 Drew Brees pass incomplete deep right intended for Marques Colston. Penalty on Cliff Avril: Defensive Offside, 5 yards (no play) 14 7 2.97 3.65 58.4
2 0:48 2 3 DET 28 Drew Brees pass complete short left to Jimmy Graham for 11 yards (tackle by Louis Delmas and Stephen Tulloch) 14 7 3.65 4.44 61.5
2 0:27 1 10 DET 17 Drew Brees pass complete short middle to Darren Sproles for 5 yards (tackle by Stephen Tulloch) 14 7 4.44 4.69 62.3
2 0:21 Timeout #3 by New Orleans Saints 14 7 0 0
2 0:21 2 5 DET 12 Drew Brees pass complete short middle to Marques Colston for 12 yards, touchdown. Penalty on Amari Spievey: Unnecessary Roughness, 15 yards. Replay Assistant challenged the pass completion ruling, and the play was overturned. Drew Brees pass incomplete short middle intended for Marques Colston. Penalty on Amari Spievey: Unnecessary Roughness, 6 yards (no play) 14 7 4.69 5.83 66.7
2 0:16 Timeout #3 by Detroit Lions 14 7 0 0
2 0:16 1 6 DET 6 Drew Brees pass incomplete short left intended for Jimmy Graham (defended by Aaron Berry) 14 7 5.83 4.95 63.3
2 0:08 2 6 DET 6 Drew Brees pass incomplete short middle intended for Robert Meachem (defended by Stephen Tulloch) 14 7 4.95 4.04 59.6
2 0:04 3 6 DET 6 John Kasay 24 yard field goal good 14 10 4.04 3 55.3
End of Half141000
Quarter Time Down ToGo Location Detail DET NOR EPB EPA Win%
3rd Quarter
3 15:00 DET 35 Jason Hanson kicks off 71 yards, returned by Darren Sproles for 28 yards (tackle by Ricardo Silva) 14 10 0 0.41 56.9
3 14:55 1 10 NOR 22 Pierre Thomas right end for 18 yards (tackle by Amari Spievey) 14 10 0.41 1.6 61.7
3 14:11 1 10 NOR 40 Drew Brees pass incomplete deep right intended for Robert Meachem 14 10 1.6 1.05 59.1
3 14:03 2 10 NOR 40 Chris Ivory right guard for 19 yards (tackle by Aaron Berry and Kyle Vanden Bosch) 14 10 1.05 2.85 66.3
3 13:17 1 10 DET 41 Drew Brees pass complete deep middle to Devery Henderson for 41 yards, touchdown 14 16 2.85 7 77.4
3 13:17 John Kasay kicks extra point good 14 17 0 0 80.5
3 13:09 NOR 35 Thomas Morstead kicks off 65 yards, touchback 14 17 0 0.28 79.6
3 13:09 1 10 DET 20 Matthew Stafford pass complete deep left to Calvin Johnson for 21 yards (tackle by Tracy Porter) 14 17 0.28 1.66 75.1
3 12:32 1 10 DET 41 Kevin Smith left guard for 1 yard (tackle by Cameron Jordan and Aubrayo Franklin) 14 17 1.66 1.26 76.4
3 11:48 2 9 DET 42 Matthew Stafford pass complete short left to Nate Burleson for 5 yards (tackle by Malcolm Jenkins). Penalty on Gosder Cherilus: Offensive Holding, 10 yards (no play) 14 17 1.26 -0.1 80.7
3 11:20 2 19 DET 32 Matthew Stafford pass incomplete short right intended for Kevin Smith 14 17 -0.1 -0.76 82.6
3 11:14 3 19 DET 32 Matthew Stafford pass complete short middle to Nate Burleson for 8 yards (tackle by Tracy Porter) 14 17 -0.76 -0.72 82.5
3 10:41 4 11 DET 40 Ben Graham punts 48 yards, returned by Darren Sproles for 4 yards (tackle by DeAndre Levy). Penalty on Nate Bussey: Illegal Block Above the Waist, 8 yards 14 17 -0.72 0.38 79.0
3 10:30 1 10 NOR 8 Pierre Thomas right end for 5 yards (tackle by Amari Spievey and Justin Durant) 14 17 -0.38 -0.41 78.9
3 9:55 2 5 NOR 13 Drew Brees sacked by Ndamukong Suh and Cliff Avril for -6 yards 14 17 -0.41 -1.54 74.9
3 9:27 3 11 NOR 7 Drew Brees pass complete short right to Marques Colston for 11 yards (tackle by Louis Delmas) 14 17 -1.54 0.04 80.3
3 8:44 1 10 NOR 18 Darren Sproles left end for -3 yards (tackle by Aaron Berry) 14 17 0.04 -0.93 76.9
3 8:10 2 13 NOR 15 Drew Brees pass complete short left to Jimmy Graham for 14 yards (tackle by Aaron Berry) 14 17 -0.93 0.87 82.8
3 7:43 1 10 NOR 29 Drew Brees pass complete short left to Darren Sproles for 9 yards (tackle by Justin Durant) 14 17 0.87 1.54 84.8
3 7:01 2 1 NOR 38 Drew Brees pass incomplete short right intended for Robert Meachem (defended by Eric Wright) 14 17 1.54 0.83 82.7
3 6:56 3 1 NOR 38 Chris Ivory left guard for no gain (tackle by Stephen Tulloch) 14 17 0.83 -0.85 76.9
3 6:26 4 1 NOR 38 Drew Brees up the middle for 2 yards (tackle by Nick Fairley) 14 17 -0.85 1.6 85.0
3 5:43 1 10 NOR 40 Drew Brees pass complete short right to Pierre Thomas for 10 yards (tackle by Stephen Tulloch) 14 17 1.6 2.26 86.9
3 4:55 1 10 50 Drew Brees pass complete short right to Adrian Arrington for 7 yards (tackle by Chris Houston) 14 17 2.26 2.66 88.1
3 4:29 2 3 DET 43 Drew Brees pass complete deep right to Marques Colston for 40 yards (tackle by Alphonso Smith) 14 17 2.66 6.51 95.4
3 4:07 1 3 DET 3 Drew Brees pass complete short right to Jimmy Graham for 3 yards, touchdown 14 23 6.51 7 94.8
3 4:07 John Kasay kicks extra point good 14 24 0 0 96.0
3 4:03 NOR 35 Thomas Morstead kicks off 65 yards, touchback 14 24 0 0.28 95.7
3 4:03 1 10 DET 20 Matthew Stafford pass complete short middle to Calvin Johnson for 15 yards (tackle by Malcolm Jenkins). Penalty on Patrick Robinson: Defensive Holding (Declined) 14 24 0.28 1.27 94.4
3 3:36 1 10 DET 35 Matthew Stafford pass incomplete deep left intended for Titus Young 14 24 1.27 0.72 95.3
3 3:29 2 10 DET 35 Matthew Stafford pass complete deep right to Calvin Johnson for 21 yards (tackle by Jabari Greer and Malcolm Jenkins) 14 24 0.72 2.65 92.1
3 2:44 1 10 NOR 44 Matthew Stafford pass incomplete short left intended for Tony Scheffler 14 24 2.65 2.11 93.3
3 2:40 2 10 NOR 44 Matthew Stafford pass complete deep left to Calvin Johnson for 42 yards (tackle by Malcolm Jenkins) 14 24 2.11 6.74 80.7
3 2:19 1 2 NOR 2 Matthew Stafford pass complete short left to Titus Young for 1 yard (tackle by Tracy Porter) 14 24 6.74 5.91 83.7
3 1:57 2 1 NOR 1 Matthew Stafford left guard for no gain (tackle by Will Smith) 14 24 5.91 5.17 86.2
3 1:16 3 1 NOR 1 Matthew Stafford right end for 1 yard, touchdown. Replay Assistant challenged the runner broke the plane ruling, and the play was upheld. 20 24 5.17 7 83.5
3 1:16 Jason Hanson kicks extra point good 21 24 0 0 79.8
3 1:08 DET 35 Jason Hanson kicks off 74 yards, touchback 21 24 0 0.28 80.9
3 1:08 1 10 NOR 20 Pierre Thomas left guard for no gain (tackle by Stephen Tulloch) 21 24 0.28 -0.27 78.6
3 0:26 2 10 NOR 20 Drew Brees pass complete short middle to Jimmy Graham for 8 yards (tackle by Justin Durant) 21 24 -0.27 0.1 80.2
Quarter Time Down ToGo Location Detail DET NOR EPB EPA Win%
4th Quarter
4 15:00 3 2 NOR 28 Drew Brees pass complete short left to Robert Meachem for 5 yards (tackle by Stephen Tulloch). Penalty on Nick Fairley: Illegal Use of Hands (Declined) 21 24 0.1 1.14 84.2
4 14:29 1 10 NOR 33 Drew Brees pass incomplete short left intended for Darren Sproles 21 24 1.14 0.59 82.2
4 14:23 2 10 NOR 33 Pierre Thomas left guard for 2 yards (tackle by Aaron Berry and Stephen Tulloch) 21 24 0.59 0.17 80.5
4 13:46 3 8 NOR 35 Drew Brees pass complete short middle to Marques Colston for 17 yards (tackle by Stephen Tulloch and Louis Delmas) 21 24 0.17 2.39 88.6
4 13:08 1 10 DET 48 Chris Ivory right guard for -2 yards (tackle by Stephen Tulloch) 21 24 2.39 1.58 86.2
4 12:30 2 12 50 Drew Brees pass complete short left to Pierre Thomas for 10 yards (tackle by Louis Delmas) 21 24 1.58 2.21 88.5
4 11:50 3 2 DET 40 Drew Brees pass incomplete short left intended for Jimmy Graham (defended by Aaron Berry) 21 24 2.21 0.59 82.8
4 11:46 4 2 DET 40 Darren Sproles left end for 3 yards (tackle by Justin Durant) 21 24 0.59 3.12 91.4
4 11:18 1 10 DET 37 Pierre Thomas right tackle for 8 yards (tackle by Eric Wright and Stephen Tulloch) 21 24 3.12 3.65 93.0
4 10:43 2 2 DET 29 Drew Brees pass incomplete short right intended for Robert Meachem (defended by Aaron Berry) 21 24 3.65 2.94 91.5
4 10:37 50 Timeout #1 by New Orleans Saints 21 24 0 0
4 10:37 3 2 DET 29 Drew Brees pass complete short left to Darren Sproles for 12 yards (tackle by Louis Delmas) 21 24 2.94 4.44 94.9
4 9:58 1 10 DET 17 Darren Sproles left tackle for 17 yards, touchdown 21 30 4.44 7 97.5
4 9:58 DET 2 John Kasay kicks extra point good 21 31 0 0 98.4
4 9:53 NOR 35 Thomas Morstead kicks off 74 yards, touchback 21 31 0 0.28 98.2
4 9:53 1 10 DET 20 Matthew Stafford pass incomplete deep right intended for Titus Young is intercepted by Jabari Greer at NOR-39 21 31 0.28 -1.53 99.2
4 9:43 1 10 NOR 39 Drew Brees pass complete short left to Pierre Thomas for 8 yards (tackle by Corey Williams) 21 31 1.53 2.07 99.4
4 9:01 2 2 NOR 47 Chris Ivory left guard for 4 yards (tackle by Justin Durant) 21 31 2.07 2.32 99.6
4 8:25 1 10 DET 49 Chris Ivory right guard for -2 yards (tackle by Corey Williams) 21 31 2.32 1.51 99.5
4 8:25 2 12 NOR 49 Penalty on Drew Brees: Delay of Game, 5 yards (no play) 21 31 1.51 0.84 99.2
4 7:39 2 17 NOR 44 Drew Brees pass complete deep left to Robert Meachem for 56 yards, touchdown 21 37 0.84 7 100.0
4 7:39 John Kasay kicks extra point good 21 38 0 0 100.0
4 7:29 NOR 35 Thomas Morstead kicks off 68 yards, returned by Stefan Logan for 24 yards (tackle by Jonathan Amaya) 21 38 0 0.34 100.0
4 7:23 1 10 DET 21 Matthew Stafford pass complete short left to Calvin Johnson for 9 yards (tackle by Roman Harper) 21 38 0.34 1.02 100.0
4 6:58 2 1 DET 30 Matthew Stafford pass incomplete short left intended for Calvin Johnson 21 38 1.02 0.3 100.0
4 6:53 3 1 DET 30 Matthew Stafford pass complete short left to Titus Young for 6 yards (tackle by Patrick Robinson) 21 38 0.3 1.33 100.0
4 6:22 1 10 DET 36 Matthew Stafford pass complete short right to Calvin Johnson for 17 yards (tackle by Tracy Porter) 21 38 1.33 2.46 100.0
4 6:00 1 10 NOR 47 Matthew Stafford pass complete short right to Brandon Pettigrew for 8 yards (tackle by Roman Harper) 21 38 2.46 2.99 100.0
4 5:38 2 2 NOR 39 Matthew Stafford pass complete deep left to Nate Burleson for 20 yards (tackle by Tracy Porter) 21 38 2.99 4.31 100.0
4 5:07 1 10 NOR 19 Matthew Stafford pass complete short left to Kevin Smith for 7 yards (tackle by Scott Shanle) 21 38 4.31 4.92 99.9
4 4:49 2 3 NOR 12 Matthew Stafford pass incomplete short left intended for Titus Young (defended by Patrick Robinson) 21 38 4.92 4.19 100.0
4 4:45 3 3 NOR 12 Matthew Stafford pass complete short left to Calvin Johnson for 12 yards, touchdown 27 38 4.19 7 99.9
4 4:45 Jason Hanson kicks extra point good 28 38 0 0 99.8
4 4:40 DET 35 Jason Hanson kicks onside 9 yards, recovered by Jonathan Amaya 28 38 0 2.65 100.0
4 4:39 1 10 DET 44 Chris Ivory right guard for 2 yards (tackle by DeAndre Levy) 28 38 2.65 2.38 100.0
4 3:57 2 8 DET 42 Drew Brees pass complete deep right to Robert Meachem for 41 yards (tackle by Aaron Berry) 28 38 2.38 6.97 100.0
4 3:42 Timeout #1 by Detroit Lions 28 38 0 0
4 3:42 1 1 DET 1 Drew Brees pass incomplete short right intended for Jimmy Graham (defended by Stephen Tulloch) 28 38 6.97 5.91 100.0
4 3:38 2 1 DET 1 Pierre Thomas right guard for 1 yard, touchdown 28 44 5.91 7 100.0
4 3:38 John Kasay kicks extra point good 28 45 0 0 100.0
4 3:36 NOR 35 Thomas Morstead kicks off 72 yards, touchback 28 45 0 0.28 100.0
4 3:36 1 10 DET 20 Matthew Stafford pass complete short right to Brandon Pettigrew for 13 yards (tackle by Jonathan Vilma) 28 45 0.28 1.14 100.0
4 3:13 1 10 DET 33 Matthew Stafford pass incomplete deep right intended for Nate Burleson is intercepted by Jabari Greer at 50 and returned for 17 yards (tackle by Nate Burleson) 28 45 1.14 -3.38 100.0
4 3:03 1 10 DET 33 Chris Ivory right guard for 2 yards (tackle by Stephen Tulloch and Justin Durant) 28 45 3.38 3.11 100.0
4 2:57 Timeout #2 by Detroit Lions 28 45 0 0
4 2:57 2 8 DET 31 Chris Ivory right end for 1 yard (tackle by Amari Spievey) 28 45 3.11 2.54 100.0
4 2:50 3 7 DET 30 Drew Brees pass incomplete deep right intended for Marques Colston. Penalty on Aaron Berry: Defensive Pass Interference, 23 yards (no play) 28 45 2.54 5.6 100.0
4 2:44 1 7 DET 7 Penalty on Jahri Evans: False Start, 5 yards (no play) 28 45 5.6 4.64 100.0
4 2:44 1 12 DET 12 Chris Ivory left guard for 10 yards (tackle by Ndamukong Suh and Kyle Vanden Bosch) 28 45 4.64 5.72 100.0
4 2:00 2 2 DET 2 Drew Brees kneels for -1 yards 28 45 5.72 4.72 100.0
4 1:20 3 3 DET 3 Drew Brees kneels for -1 yards 28 45 4.72 3.03 100.0
4 0:38 4 4 DET 4 Drew Brees kneels for -1 yards 28 45 3.03 0.38 100.0
End of Regulation28450.380
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).