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Lutz’s kick lifts Saints to dramatic 34-31 win over Panthers

NEW ORLEANS (AP) Saints quarterback Drew Brees, receiver Michael Thomas and kicker Wil Lutz celebrated a decisive string of late-game successes that put New Orleans on the cusp of a third straight NFC South crown.

The Carolina Panthers could only lament the first-and-goal they squandered just moments earlier in a third straight loss that has placed their playoff prospects in jeopardy.

Lutz kicked a 33-yard field goal as time expired, and New Orleans beat Carolina 34-31 on Sunday to take a four-game lead in the NFC South with five games left.

''It's exciting. It's butterflies. But also, it's confidence,'' said Brees, who led the Saints from their own 14-yard line with 1:51 left to the Carolina 15 with 3 seconds remaining. ''It's unity. You feel like everybody knows the challenge ahead. Everybody knows what we need to do in order to accomplish whatever it is we need to accomplish to go win the game. Everybody just kind of locks in and goes.''

Lutz's second game-winning kick this season capped a contest filled with late momentum shifts and critical errors - none bigger than Carolina kicker Joey Slye's missed field goal from 28 yards with 2 minutes left.

Carolina trailed from early in the first quarter until 9:23 remained in the fourth quarter, when D.J. Moore reached up with his right hand to corral a fourth-and-goal pass in the back of the end zone to tie it at 31.

Soon after, Panthers safety Eric Reid stuffed Alvin Kamara on fourth-and-1 from the New Orleans 45. That set up a dramatic sequence in which Carolina coach Ron Rivera successfully challenged officials' decision not to call pass interference on a third-down incomplete pass, giving Carolina a first down on the 3 with 2:21 left.

Christian McCaffrey's run was stuffed, Kyle Allen threw incomplete on second down and Allen was sacked on third down by Marcus Davenport, setting the stage for the end of a difficult day for Slye, who'd also missed two extra-point kicks.

''I feel terrible,'' Slye said. ''We needed this win.''

Brees finished 30 of 39 for 311 yards and three touchdowns, but also was intercepted by Tre Boston, a play that helped Carolina come back in the fourth quarter. Michael Thomas had 10 catches for 101 yards and a touchdown for New Orleans (9-2), including receptions of 14 and 24 yards on the game-winning drive.

''We work that situation week in and week out and it always comes up to benefit us,'' Thomas said of the Saints' hurry-up offense. ''I'm just grateful for not cheating the preparation.''

Allen passed for 256 yards and three TDs for Carolina (5-6), which saw its playoff hopes pushed to the brink.

''It is incredibly frustrating,'' Allen said. ''Some weeks it's been offense, some weeks it's been defense. We've just got to put it together and play a complete game.''

McCaffrey had 133 yards and two touchdowns from scrimmage on a balance of runs and receptions. Moore had six catches for 126 yards and two TDs, the first a 51-yarder.

Saints tight end Jared Cook had six catches for 99 yards, including a 20-yard touchdown, and running back Latavius Murray scored the game's first TD on a 26-yard run.

PENALTIES AND REVIEWS

New Orleans' second touchdown, a 13-yard pass to Tre'Quan Smith, was set up by a muffed punt that was initially ruled to have been first touched by New Orleans. Saints coach Sean Payton challenged, and replay showed the ball hit Carolina's Rashaan Gaulden first, giving New Orleans the ball on the Panthers 27, where J.T. Gray had recovered it.

That was Payton's second challenge of the first 10 minutes after he'd lost a challenge of an offensive pass interference call against Cook.

Payton was among those lobbying for a 2019 rule change to allow review of pass interference after a missed call cost the Saints in last season's NFC title game.

''I don't know that it's exactly what we discussed where we are today with it. In fact, I'm pretty sure it's not,'' Payton said. ''But we've got to be able to adjust.''

Carolina's second TD capped a 17-play drive that appeared to have stalled on Davis' third-down sack, but defensive end Cameron Jordan was called for unnecessary roughness.

Jordan said he had not heard a whistle and was trying to punch the ball loose from Allen.

Carolina's game-tying TD in the fourth quarter came shortly after a pass interference call against safety Marcus Williams on a long pass in the back of the end zone.

POINT-AFTER FAILURES

Carolina got no extra points after its first three TDs. In addition to Slye's two misses, the Panthers attempted to pass for a 2-point conversion after their second TD, but it was broken up.

INJURIES

Panthers: Defensive tackle Dontari Poe appeared to hurt his left leg in the first half. Guard Greg Van Roten also had an apparent left leg injury in the first half. Reid rolled his left ankle in the third quarter but returned to the game.

Saints: Left tackle Terron Armstead left in the first half with an apparent leg injury. The Saints already were without left guard Andrus Peat, who normally slides over to tackle when Armstead is out, so Patrick Omameh subbed in at tackle next to guard Nick Easton, who was filling in at left guard.

UP NEXT

Panthers: Host Washington on Sunday as they try to snap a three-game skid.

Saints: Visit Atlanta on Thursday night with a chance to lock up the NFC South.

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Key Players
K. Allen 7 QB
256 PaYds, 3 PaTDs, 9 RuYds
28
FPTS
D. Brees 9 QB
311 PaYds, 3 PaTDs, INT
28
FPTS
1st Quarter
Touchdown 10:47
W.Clapp reported in as eligible. L.Murray right guard for 26 yards TOUCHDOWN.
7
plays
75
yds
4:21
pos
0
6
Point After TD 10:39
W.Lutz extra point is GOOD Center-Z.Wood Holder-T.Morstead.
plays
yds
pos
0
7
Touchdown 5:18
D.Brees pass short right to T.Smith for 13 yards TOUCHDOWN.
4
plays
27
yds
1:30
pos
0
13
Point After TD 5:12
W.Lutz extra point is GOOD Center-Z.Wood Holder-T.Morstead.
plays
yds
pos
0
14
Touchdown 3:08
K.Allen pass deep left to D.Moore for 51 yards TOUCHDOWN. Pass 49 YAC 2
4
plays
75
yds
2:04
pos
6
14
Missed Point After Touchdown 3:08
J.Slye extra point is No Good Wide Right Center-J.Jansen Holder-M.Palardy.
plays
yds
pos
6
14
2nd Quarter
Field Goal 13:34
W.Lutz 41 yard field goal is GOOD Center-Z.Wood Holder-T.Morstead.
9
plays
52
yds
4:34
pos
6
17
Field Goal 8:09
J.Slye 41 yard field goal is GOOD Center-J.Jansen Holder-M.Palardy.
10
plays
47
yds
5:25
pos
9
17
Touchdown 0:00
K.Allen pass short left to C.McCaffrey for 1 yard TOUCHDOWN. 682
17
plays
53
yds
6:30
pos
15
17
Missed Two Point Conversion 0:00
TWO-POINT CONVERSION ATTEMPT. K.Allen pass to D.Moore is incomplete. ATTEMPT FAILS.
plays
yds
pos
15
17
3rd Quarter
Touchdown 11:18
D.Brees pass deep right to J.Cook for 20 yards TOUCHDOWN [G.McCoy]. Pass 20 YAC 0
5
plays
47
yds
2:40
pos
15
23
Point After TD 11:18
W.Lutz extra point is GOOD Center-Z.Wood Holder-T.Morstead.
plays
yds
pos
15
24
Field Goal 8:36
J.Slye 52 yard field goal is GOOD Center-J.Jansen Holder-M.Palardy.
8
plays
36
yds
2:42
pos
18
24
Touchdown 5:09
D.Brees pass short middle to M.Thomas for 3 yards TOUCHDOWN. Pass 3 YAC 0
6
plays
75
yds
3:27
pos
18
30
Point After TD 5:09
W.Lutz extra point is GOOD Center-Z.Wood Holder-T.Morstead.
plays
yds
pos
18
31
Touchdown 1:28
C.McCaffrey right tackle for 4 yards TOUCHDOWN. CAR-G.Little was injured during the play. His return is Probable.
7
plays
71
yds
3:41
pos
24
31
Missed Point After Touchdown 1:28
J.Slye extra point is No Good Wide Right Center-J.Jansen Holder-M.Palardy.
plays
yds
pos
24
31
4th Quarter
Touchdown 9:23
K.Allen pass short middle to D.Moore for 2 yards TOUCHDOWN. Penalty on NO-V.Bell Defensive Holding declined. Pass 2 YAC 0
6
plays
21
yds
3:03
pos
30
31
Point After TD 9:23
J.Slye extra point is GOOD Center-J.Jansen Holder-M.Palardy.
plays
yds
pos
31
31
Field Goal 0:00
W.Lutz 33 yard field goal is GOOD Center-Z.Wood Holder-T.Morstead.
11
plays
65
yds
1:56
pos
31
34
Team Stats
Time of Pos 31:33 28:27
1st Downs 26 23
Rushing 6 5
Passing 15 17
Penalty 5 1
3rd Down Conv 5-13 4-10
4th Down Conv 1-1 0-1
Total Net Yards 351 418
Total Plays 69 59
Avg Gain 5.1 7.1
Net Yards Rushing 121 118
Rush Attempts 29 18
Avg Rush Yards 4.2 6.6
Net Yards Passing 230 300
Comp. - Att. 23-36 30-39
Yards Per Pass 6.4 7.7
Penalties - Yards 3-25 12-123
Touchdowns 4 4
Rushing TDs 1 1
Passing TDs 3 3
Other 0 0
Turnovers 1 1
Fumbles - Lost 2-1 0-0
Int. Thrown 0 1
Punts - Avg 3-42.7 3-42.7
Return Yards 27 -2
Punts - Returns 2-0 1--2
Kickoffs - Returns 1-27 0-0
Int. - Returns 1-0 0-0
Red Zone Eff. 3-4 -75% 2-4 -50%
Goal to Go Eff. 3-4 -75% 1-1 -100%
Safeties 0 0
1234T
Panthers 5-6 699731
Saints 9-2 14314334
230 PASS YDS 300
121 RUSH YDS 118
351 TOTAL YDS 418
Passing CP/ATT YDS TD INT FPTS
K. Allen 7 QB
28
FPTS
IN-GAME COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
63.9% 256 3 0 112.7
SEASON COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
61.9% 2179 13 9 83.8
K. Allen 23/36 256 3 0 28
Rushing ATT YDS TD LG FPTS
C. McCaffrey 22 RB
24
FPTS
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
22 64 1
SEASON ATT YDS TD
221 1123 12
C. McCaffrey 22 64 1 9 24
C. Samuel 10 WR
4
FPTS
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
4 40 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
10 86 1
C. Samuel 4 40 0 13 4
K. Allen 7 QB
28
FPTS
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
1 9 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
15 30 0
K. Allen 1 9 0 9 28
D. Moore 12 WR
24
FPTS
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
1 8 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
3 33 0
D. Moore 1 8 0 8 24
A. Armah 40 FB
0
FPTS
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
1 0 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
5 9 1
A. Armah 1 0 0 0 0
Receiving TAR REC YDS TD LG FPTS
D. Moore 12 WR
24
FPTS
IN-GAME TAR REC YDS TD
9 6 126 2
SEASON TAR REC YDS TD
- 68 905 3
D. Moore 9 6 126 2 52 24
C. McCaffrey 22 RB
24
FPTS
IN-GAME TAR REC YDS TD
9 9 69 1
SEASON TAR REC YDS TD
- 68 586 4
C. McCaffrey 9 9 69 1 23 24
G. Olsen 88 TE
4
FPTS
IN-GAME TAR REC YDS TD
7 5 44 0
SEASON TAR REC YDS TD
- 45 530 2
G. Olsen 7 5 44 0 15 4
C. Samuel 10 WR
4
FPTS
IN-GAME TAR REC YDS TD
4 1 9 0
SEASON TAR REC YDS TD
- 39 476 4
C. Samuel 4 1 9 0 9 4
J. Wright 13 WR
0
FPTS
IN-GAME TAR REC YDS TD
1 1 4 0
SEASON TAR REC YDS TD
- 17 194 0
J. Wright 1 1 4 0 4 0
I. Thomas 80 TE
0
FPTS
IN-GAME TAR REC YDS TD
2 1 4 0
SEASON TAR REC YDS TD
- 1 4 0
I. Thomas 2 1 4 0 4 0
Defense T-A SACK INT FF
E. Reid 25 SS
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
11-4 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
64-23 0 3.0
E. Reid 11-4 0.0 0 0
J. Bradberry 24 CB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
5-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
40-8 3 1.0
J. Bradberry 5-1 0.0 0 0
S. Green-Thompson 54 OLB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
5-2 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
58-27 0 3.0
S. Green-Thompson 5-2 0.0 0 0
L. Kuechly 59 MLB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
3-3 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
52-44 2 0.0
L. Kuechly 3-3 0.0 0 0
B. Irvin 55 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
3-1 0 1.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
16-7 0 4.0
B. Irvin 3-1 1.0 0 0
T. Boston 33 FS
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
3-2 1 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
38-11 2 0.0
T. Boston 3-2 0.0 1 0
J. Elliott 23 CB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
20-11 1 0.0
J. Elliott 2-0 0.0 0 0
B. Burns 53 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-0 0 1.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
14-4 0 5.0
B. Burns 2-0 1.0 0 0
D. Poe 95 DT
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
15-7 0 4.0
D. Poe 1-0 0.0 0 0
C. Jones 42 SS
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
7-1 0 0.0
C. Jones 1-0 0.0 0 0
M. Addison 97 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
13-7 0 8.0
M. Addison 1-0 0.0 0 0
E. Obada 94 DE
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
9-6 0 0.0
E. Obada 1-0 0.0 0 0
V. Butler 92 DT
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
15-2 0 4.0
V. Butler 1-0 0.0 0 0
D. Jackson 26 CB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
0-3 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
24-5 3 0.0
D. Jackson 0-3 0.0 0 0
G. McCoy 93 DT
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
0-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
12-16 0 4.0
G. McCoy 0-1 0.0 0 0
Kicking FG LG XP PTS
J. Slye 4 K
7
FPTS
IN-GAME FG XP
2/3 1/3
SEASON FG XP
19/26 22/26
J. Slye 2/3 52 1/3 7
Punting NO AVG IN20 LG
M. Palardy 5 P
IN-GAME NO AVG IN20
3 42.0 0
SEASON NO AVG IN20
49 45.7 17
M. Palardy 3 42.0 0 47
Kickoff Returns NO AVG LG TD
D. White 18 WR
0
FPTS
IN-GAME NO AVG LG TD
1 27.0 27 0
SEASON NO AVG LG TD
9 22.3 36 0
D. White 1 27.0 27 0
Punt Returns NO AVG LG TD
R. Gaulden 28 DB
0
FPTS
IN-GAME NO AVG LG TD
1 0.0 0 0
SEASON NO AVG LG TD
1 0.0 0 0
R. Gaulden 1 0.0 0 0
D. Moore 12 WR
24
FPTS
IN-GAME NO AVG LG TD
1 0.0 0 0
SEASON NO AVG LG TD
2 3.0 6 0
D. Moore 1 0.0 0 0
Passing CP/ATT YDS TD INT FPTS
D. Brees 9 QB
28
FPTS
IN-GAME COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
76.9% 311 3 1 114.4
SEASON COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
75.7% 1607 11 4 106.6
D. Brees 30/39 311 3 1 28
Rushing ATT YDS TD LG FPTS
L. Murray 28 RB
12
FPTS
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
7 64 1
SEASON ATT YDS TD
102 462 5
L. Murray 7 64 1 26 12
A. Kamara 41 RB
9
FPTS
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
11 54 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
114 526 1
A. Kamara 11 54 0 30 9
Receiving TAR REC YDS TD LG FPTS
M. Thomas 13 WR
16
FPTS
IN-GAME TAR REC YDS TD
11 10 101 1
SEASON TAR REC YDS TD
- 104 1242 6
M. Thomas 11 10 101 1 24 16
J. Cook 87 TE
15
FPTS
IN-GAME TAR REC YDS TD
8 6 99 1
SEASON TAR REC YDS TD
- 29 374 4
J. Cook 8 6 99 1 21 15
A. Kamara 41 RB
9
FPTS
IN-GAME TAR REC YDS TD
9 9 48 0
SEASON TAR REC YDS TD
- 60 421 1
A. Kamara 9 9 48 0 16 9
T. Ginn 19 WR
3
FPTS
IN-GAME TAR REC YDS TD
5 2 38 0
SEASON TAR REC YDS TD
- 24 348 2
T. Ginn 5 2 38 0 30 3
T. Smith 10 WR
7
FPTS
IN-GAME TAR REC YDS TD
3 1 13 1
SEASON TAR REC YDS TD
- 7 101 2
T. Smith 3 1 13 1 13 7
J. Hill 89 TE
1
FPTS
IN-GAME TAR REC YDS TD
1 1 12 0
SEASON TAR REC YDS TD
- 18 180 1
J. Hill 1 1 12 0 12 1
T. Hill 7 QB
0
FPTS
IN-GAME TAR REC YDS TD
1 1 0 0
SEASON TAR REC YDS TD
- 11 102 3
T. Hill 1 1 0 0 0 0
Defense T-A SACK INT FF
D. Davis 56 OLB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
9-2 0 1.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
62-18 1 2.0
D. Davis 9-2 1.0 0 0
V. Bell 24 SS
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
8-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
52-19 1 0.0
V. Bell 8-1 0.0 0 0
C. Jordan 94 DE
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
5-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
27-11 0 9.0
C. Jordan 5-0 0.0 0 0
K. Alonso 54 OLB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
4-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
22-6 0 0.0
K. Alonso 4-1 0.0 0 0
M. Williams 43 FS
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
3-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
31-11 4 0.0
M. Williams 3-1 0.0 0 0
A. Klein 53 OLB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
3-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
38-16 0 0.0
A. Klein 3-0 0.0 0 0
C. Gardner-Johnson 22 DB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
3-3 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
22-5 0 0.0
C. Gardner-Johnson 3-3 0.0 0 0
M. Brown 90 DT
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-3 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
13-13 0 2.0
M. Brown 2-3 0.0 0 0
P. Robinson 21 DB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
6-0 0 0.0
P. Robinson 2-0 0.0 0 0
P. Williams 26 CB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
21-8 1 1.0
P. Williams 2-1 0.0 0 0
D. Onyemata 93 DT
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-0 0 1.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
19-6 0 3.0
D. Onyemata 2-0 1.0 0 0
E. Apple 25 CB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
35-2 0 0.0
E. Apple 1-0 0.0 0 0
M. Davenport 92 DE
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-2 0 1.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
10-16 0 4.0
M. Davenport 1-2 1.0 0 0
T. Smith 10 WR
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
T. Smith 1-0 0.0 0 0
M. Edwards 97 DE
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 1.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
2-1 0 1.0
M. Edwards 1-0 1.0 0 1
S. Tuttle 99 DT
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-2 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
5-7 0 1.0
S. Tuttle 1-2 0.0 0 0
J. Bademosi 29 DB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
5-1 0 0.0
J. Bademosi 1-0 0.0 0 0
Kicking FG LG XP PTS
W. Lutz 3 K
10
FPTS
IN-GAME FG XP
2/2 4/4
SEASON FG XP
23/27 27/28
W. Lutz 2/2 41 4/4 10
Punting NO AVG IN20 LG
T. Morstead 6 P
IN-GAME NO AVG IN20
3 49.3 0
SEASON NO AVG IN20
42 45.6 23
T. Morstead 3 49.3 0 54
Kickoff Returns NO AVG LG TD
Punt Returns NO AVG LG TD
A. Kamara 41 RB
9
FPTS
IN-GAME NO AVG LG TD
1 -2.0 -2 0
SEASON NO AVG LG TD
4 7.5 27 0
A. Kamara 1 -2.0 -2 0
1st POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
10:39 CAR 25 1:36 3 3 Punt
5:12 CAR 25 2:04 4 75 TD
2nd POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
13:34 CAR 25 5:25 10 52 FG
6:30 CAR 32 6:30 17 68 TD
3rd POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
15:00 CAR 25 1:02 3 4 Punt
11:18 CAR 25 2:42 8 41 FG
5:09 CAR 29 3:41 7 71 TD
4th POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
14:10 CAR 20 0:42 3 0 Punt
12:26 CAR 50 3:03 6 50 TD
6:44 NO 43 4:48 11 33 FG Miss
1st POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
15:00 NO 25 4:21 7 75 TD
9:03 NO 23 2:21 3 -1 Punt
6:42 CAR 27 1:30 4 27 TD
3:08 NO 25 4:34 9 52 FG
2nd POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
8:09 NO 25 1:39 3 0 Punt
3rd POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
13:52 NO 38 2:40 5 62 TD
8:36 NO 25 3:27 6 75 TD
1:28 NO 25 2:18 4 21 Punt
4th POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
13:28 NO 34 1:02 3 -5 INT
9:23 NO 25 2:39 6 18 Downs
1:56 NO 20 1:56 11 65 FG

NO Saints  - Touchdown (7 plays, 75 yards, 4:21 poss)

Result Play
Kickoff
(15:00 - 1st) J.Slye kicks 65 yards from CAR 35 to end zone Touchback.
+3 YD
1 & 10 - NO 25
(15:00 - 1st) L.Murray right tackle to NO 28 for 3 yards (E.Reid).
+4 YD
2 & 7 - NO 28
(14:17 - 1st) D.Brees pass short middle to M.Thomas to NO 32 for 4 yards (S.Thompson L.Kuechly). Pass 2 YAC 2
+13 YD
3 & 3 - NO 32
(13:31 - 1st) D.Brees pass short left to M.Thomas to NO 45 for 13 yards (E.Reid). Pass 12 YAC 1
+5 YD
1 & 10 - NO 45
(12:52 - 1st) A.Kamara right tackle to 50 for 5 yards (B.Irvin; E.Reid).
-6 YD
2 & 5 - NO 50
(12:19 - 1st) D.Brees pass short left to A.Kamara to NO 44 for -6 yards (D.Poe). Pass -8 YAC 2
+30 YD
3 & 11 - NO 44
(11:37 - 1st) D.Brees pass deep left to T.Ginn ran ob at CAR 26 for 30 yards (E.Reid). Pass 30 YAC 0
+26 YD
1 & 10 - NO 26
(10:47 - 1st) W.Clapp reported in as eligible. L.Murray right guard for 26 yards TOUCHDOWN.
PAT Good
(10:39 - 1st) W.Lutz extra point is GOOD Center-Z.Wood Holder-T.Morstead.

CAR Panthers  - Punt (3 plays, 3 yards, 1:36 poss)

Result Play
Kickoff
(10:39 - 1st) W.Lutz kicks 65 yards from NO 35 to end zone Touchback.
-1 YD
1 & 10 - CAR 25
(10:39 - 1st) C.McCaffrey right tackle to CAR 24 for -1 yards (M.Brown).
Penalty
2 & 11 - CAR 24
(10:01 - 1st) PENALTY on CAR-G.Little False Start 5 yards enforced at CAR 24 - No Play.
+9 YD
2 & 16 - CAR 19
(9:56 - 1st) C.McCaffrey right guard to CAR 28 for 9 yards (A.Klein).
No Gain
3 & 7 - CAR 28
(9:20 - 1st) K.Allen pass incomplete short right to C.Samuel [D.Onyemata]. INJURY UPDATE: CAR #20 J.Scarlett knee QUESTIONABLE to return.
Punt
4 & 7 - CAR 28
(9:15 - 1st) M.Palardy punts 47 yards to NO 25 Center-J.Jansen. A.Kamara to NO 23 for -2 yards (B.Burns).

NO Saints  - Punt (3 plays, -1 yards, 2:21 poss)

Result Play
+5 YD
1 & 10 - NO 23
(9:03 - 1st) D.Brees pass short right to M.Thomas to NO 28 for 5 yards (J.Bradberry). Pass 5 YAC 0
+1 YD
2 & 5 - NO 28
(8:29 - 1st) A.Kamara left guard to NO 29 for 1 yard (L.Kuechly).
+8 YD
3 & 14 - NO 19
(7:43 - 1st) D.Brees pass short left to M.Thomas to NO 27 for 8 yards (L.Kuechly). Pass -3 YAC 11
Penalty
4 & 6 - NO 27
(6:56 - 1st) PENALTY on NO Delay of Game 5 yards enforced at NO 27 - No Play.
Punt
4 & 11 - NO 22
(6:50 - 1st) T.Morstead punts 51 yards to CAR 27 Center-Z.Wood downed by NO-J.Gray. New Orleans challenged the kick downed ruling and the play was REVERSED. T.Morstead punts 51 yards to CAR 27 Center-Z.Wood. R.Gaulden MUFFS catch touched at CAR 27 RECOVERED by NO-J.Gray at CAR 27. J.Gray to CAR 27 for no gain (C.Jones).

NO Saints  - Touchdown (4 plays, 27 yards, 1:30 poss)

Result Play
+4 YD
1 & 10 - NO 27
(6:42 - 1st) D.Brees pass short left to M.Thomas to CAR 23 for 4 yards (J.Bradberry). Pass 2 YAC 2
+10 YD
2 & 6 - NO 23
(6:03 - 1st) W.Clapp reported in as eligible. L.Murray left guard to CAR 13 for 10 yards (T.Boston).
No Gain
1 & 10 - NO 13
(5:23 - 1st) D.Brees pass incomplete short middle to J.Cook (E.Reid).
+13 YD
2 & 10 - NO 13
(5:18 - 1st) D.Brees pass short right to T.Smith for 13 yards TOUCHDOWN.
PAT Good
(5:12 - 1st) W.Lutz extra point is GOOD Center-Z.Wood Holder-T.Morstead.

CAR Panthers  - Touchdown (4 plays, 75 yards, 2:04 poss)

Result Play
Kickoff
(5:12 - 1st) W.Lutz kicks 65 yards from NO 35 to end zone Touchback.
+1 YD
1 & 10 - CAR 25
(5:12 - 1st) C.McCaffrey left end to CAR 26 for 1 yard (C.Jordan).
+13 YD
2 & 9 - CAR 26
(4:37 - 1st) K.Allen pass short left to G.Olsen to CAR 39 for 13 yards (V.Bell). Pass 13 YAC 0
+10 YD
1 & 10 - CAR 39
(3:56 - 1st) C.Samuel right end to CAR 49 for 10 yards (D.Davis).
+51 YD
1 & 10 - CAR 49
(3:16 - 1st) K.Allen pass deep left to D.Moore for 51 yards TOUCHDOWN. Pass 49 YAC 2
Missed PAT
(3:08 - 1st) J.Slye extra point is No Good Wide Right Center-J.Jansen Holder-M.Palardy.

NO Saints  - Field Goal (9 plays, 52 yards, 4:34 poss)

Result Play
Kickoff
(3:08 - 1st) J.Slye kicks 65 yards from CAR 35 to end zone Touchback.
+16 YD
1 & 10 - NO 25
(3:08 - 1st) D.Brees pass short middle to J.Cook to NO 41 for 16 yards (E.Reid). Pass 9 YAC 7
+15 YD
1 & 10 - NO 41
(2:26 - 1st) D.Brees pass short left to M.Thomas pushed ob at CAR 44 for 15 yards (S.Thompson). Pass 15 YAC 0
+8 YD
1 & 10 - NO 44
(1:46 - 1st) D.Brees pass short right to T.Ginn ran ob at CAR 36 for 8 yards (J.Bradberry). Pass 5 YAC 3
+5 YD
2 & 2 - NO 36
(1:06 - 1st) W.Clapp reported in as eligible. L.Murray right tackle to CAR 31 for 5 yards (E.Obada).
+12 YD
1 & 10 - NO 31
(0:29 - 1st) D.Brees pass short right to J.Hill to CAR 19 for 12 yards (E.Reid; S.Thompson). Pass -5 YAC 17
No Gain
1 & 10 - NO 19
(15:00 - 2nd) D.Brees pass incomplete deep middle to J.Cook (L.Kuechly). INJURY UPDATE: CAR #20 J.Scarlett knee downgraded to OUT.
+1 YD
2 & 10 - NO 19
(14:55 - 2nd) NO #7 T.Hill at quarterback. A.Kamara left guard to CAR 18 for 1 yard (B.Irvin). CAR-D.Poe was injured during the play. His return is Questionable.
Sack
3 & 9 - NO 18
(14:18 - 2nd) D.Brees sacked at CAR 23 for -5 yards (B.Irvin).
Field Goal
4 & 14 - NO 23
(13:39 - 2nd) W.Lutz 41 yard field goal is GOOD Center-Z.Wood Holder-T.Morstead.

CAR Panthers  - Field Goal (10 plays, 52 yards, 5:25 poss)

Result Play
Kickoff
(13:34 - 2nd) W.Lutz kicks 65 yards from NO 35 to end zone Touchback.
+3 YD
1 & 10 - CAR 25
(13:34 - 2nd) C.McCaffrey right guard to CAR 28 for 3 yards (P.Williams; M.Brown). INJURY UPDATE: NO #72 T.Armstead ankle QUESTIONABLE to return.
Penalty
2 & 7 - CAR 34
(12:58 - 2nd) K.Allen pass short right to C.McCaffrey to CAR 34 for 6 yards (M.Brown). PENALTY on NO-T.Hendrickson Illegal Use of Hands 5 yards enforced at CAR 28 - No Play.
+8 YD
1 & 10 - CAR 33
(12:30 - 2nd) D.Moore left tackle to CAR 41 for 8 yards (C.Gardner-Johnson; M.Davenport).
+5 YD
2 & 2 - CAR 41
(11:50 - 2nd) K.Allen pass short middle to C.McCaffrey to CAR 46 for 5 yards (D.Davis).
+11 YD
1 & 10 - CAR 46
(11:13 - 2nd) K.Allen pass short right to C.McCaffrey to NO 43 for 11 yards (V.Bell D.Davis). Pass -1 YAC 12
+7 YD
1 & 10 - CAR 43
(10:31 - 2nd) K.Allen pass short middle to G.Olsen to NO 36 for 7 yards (V.Bell). Pass 6 YAC 1
+9 YD
2 & 3 - CAR 36
(9:47 - 2nd) K.Allen scrambles right end to NO 27 for 9 yards (K.Alonso).
No Gain
1 & 10 - CAR 27
(9:07 - 2nd) K.Allen pass incomplete short middle [S.Tuttle].
No Gain
2 & 10 - CAR 27
(8:59 - 2nd) K.Allen pass incomplete short left to G.Olsen.
+4 YD
3 & 10 - CAR 27
(8:54 - 2nd) K.Allen pass short left to J.Wright to NO 23 for 4 yards (C.Gardner-Johnson). Pass 4 YAC 0
Field Goal
4 & 6 - CAR 23
(8:13 - 2nd) J.Slye 41 yard field goal is GOOD Center-J.Jansen Holder-M.Palardy.

NO Saints  - Punt (3 plays, 0 yards, 1:39 poss)

Result Play
Kickoff
(8:09 - 2nd) J.Slye kicks 65 yards from CAR 35 to end zone Touchback.
No Gain
1 & 10 - NO 25
(8:09 - 2nd) D.Brees pass incomplete short right to M.Thomas. INJURY UPDATE: CAR #95 D.Poe knee OUT for the game.
+9 YD
2 & 10 - NO 25
(8:05 - 2nd) L.Murray right tackle to NO 34 for 9 yards (E.Reid).
No Gain
3 & 1 - NO 34
(7:29 - 2nd) A.Kamara right guard to NO 34 for no gain (E.Reid).
+3 YD
4 & 1 - NO 34
(6:55 - 2nd) W.Clapp reported in as eligible. L.Murray right guard to NO 37 for 3 yards (L.Kuechly). PENALTY on NO-P.Omameh Offensive Holding 9 yards enforced at NO 34 - No Play.
Punt
4 & 10 - NO 25
(6:41 - 2nd) T.Morstead punts 43 yards to CAR 32 Center-Z.Wood. D.Moore to CAR 32 for no gain (A.Klein).

CAR Panthers  - Touchdown (17 plays, 68 yards, 6:30 poss)

Result Play
+9 YD
1 & 10 - CAR 32
(6:30 - 2nd) K.Allen pass short right to C.Samuel pushed ob at CAR 41 for 9 yards (E.Apple). Pass 2 YAC 7
+4 YD
2 & 1 - CAR 41
(5:56 - 2nd) C.McCaffrey right end to CAR 45 for 4 yards (K.Alonso).
+2 YD
1 & 10 - CAR 45
(5:19 - 2nd) K.Allen pass short right to C.McCaffrey to CAR 47 for 2 yards (D.Davis). Pass -3 YAC 5
Sack
2 & 8 - CAR 47
(4:36 - 2nd) K.Allen sacked at CAR 39 for -8 yards (M.Edwards). FUMBLES (M.Edwards) [M.Edwards] recovered by CAR-G.Van Roten at CAR 39. G.Van Roten to CAR 39 for no gain (M.Brown).
Sack
3 & 16 - CAR 39
(3:51 - 2nd) K.Allen sacked at CAR 29 for -10 yards (D.Davis). CAR-G.Van Roten was injured during the play. His return is Probable. PENALTY on NO-C.Jordan Unnecessary Roughness 15 yards enforced at CAR 29.
+9 YD
1 & 10 - CAR 44
(3:26 - 2nd) C.McCaffrey right guard to NO 47 for 9 yards (K.Alonso).
+3 YD
2 & 1 - CAR 47
(2:51 - 2nd) C.McCaffrey right tackle to NO 44 for 3 yards (C.Jordan).
+7 YD
1 & 10 - CAR 44
(2:13 - 2nd) C.Samuel left end to NO 37 for 7 yards (D.Davis).
No Gain
2 & 3 - CAR 37
(2:00 - 2nd) K.Allen pass incomplete deep right to G.Olsen.
+5 YD
3 & 3 - CAR 37
(1:53 - 2nd) K.Allen pass short right to C.McCaffrey to NO 32 for 5 yards (P.Robinson). Pass 3 YAC 2
+3 YD
1 & 10 - CAR 32
(1:43 - 2nd) C.McCaffrey right guard to NO 29 for 3 yards (D.Davis).
+9 YD
2 & 7 - CAR 29
(1:38 - 2nd) K.Allen pass short middle to C.McCaffrey to NO 20 for 9 yards (D.Davis). Pass 3 YAC 6
+8 YD
1 & 10 - CAR 20
(1:01 - 2nd) K.Allen pass short right to D.Moore to NO 12 for 8 yards (C.Gardner-Johnson). Pass 5 YAC 3
+5 YD
2 & 2 - CAR 12
(0:49 - 2nd) K.Allen pass short middle to C.McCaffrey to NO 7 for 5 yards (C.Gardner-Johnson). Pass 4 YAC 1
Sack
1 & 7 - CAR 7
(0:38 - 2nd) K.Allen sacked at NO 9 for -2 yards (D.Onyemata).
+8 YD
2 & 9 - CAR 9
(0:08 - 2nd) K.Allen pass short left to C.McCaffrey for 9 yards TOUCHDOWN. Pass -3 YAC 9 The Replay Official reviewed the runner broke the plane ruling and the play was REVERSED. K.Allen pass short left to C.McCaffrey to NO 1 for 8 yards (V.Bell). Pass -3 YAC 11
+1 YD
3 & 1 - CAR 1
(0:03 - 2nd) K.Allen pass short left to C.McCaffrey for 1 yard TOUCHDOWN. 682
+2 YD
(0:00 - 2nd) TWO-POINT CONVERSION ATTEMPT. K.Allen pass to D.Moore is incomplete. ATTEMPT FAILS.

CAR Panthers  - Punt (3 plays, 4 yards, 1:02 poss)

Result Play
Kickoff
(15:00 - 3rd) W.Lutz kicks 65 yards from NO 35 to end zone Touchback. INJURY UPDATE: CAR #73 G.Van Roten toe OUT for the game.
+4 YD
1 & 10 - CAR 25
(15:00 - 3rd) C.McCaffrey right guard to CAR 29 for 4 yards (K.Alonso M.Brown).
No Gain
2 & 6 - CAR 29
(14:22 - 3rd) K.Allen pass incomplete deep right to C.Samuel.
No Gain
3 & 6 - CAR 29
(14:14 - 3rd) K.Allen pass incomplete short left to D.Moore.
Punt
4 & 6 - CAR 29
(14:09 - 3rd) M.Palardy punts 33 yards to NO 38 Center-J.Jansen downed by CAR-J.Carter.

NO Saints  - Touchdown (5 plays, 62 yards, 2:40 poss)

Result Play
No Gain
1 & 10 - NO 38
(13:58 - 3rd) A.Kamara left end ran ob at NO 38 for no gain (S.Thompson).
+12 YD
2 & 10 - NO 38
(13:24 - 3rd) D.Brees pass short left to A.Kamara to 50 for 12 yards (E.Reid; L.Kuechly) [G.McCoy]. Pass 2 YAC 10
Penalty
1 & 10 - NO 50
(12:44 - 3rd) D.Brees pass incomplete deep right to T.Ginn. PENALTY on CAR-T.Boston Unnecessary Roughness 15 yards enforced at 50 - No Play.
+9 YD
1 & 10 - NO 35
(12:40 - 3rd) W.Clapp reported in as eligible. A.Kamara right tackle to CAR 26 for 9 yards (D.Jackson; J.Bradberry).
+6 YD
2 & 1 - NO 26
(12:00 - 3rd) L.Murray right tackle to CAR 20 for 6 yards (L.Kuechly).
+20 YD
1 & 10 - NO 20
(11:24 - 3rd) D.Brees pass deep right to J.Cook for 20 yards TOUCHDOWN [G.McCoy]. Pass 20 YAC 0
PAT Good
(11:18 - 3rd) W.Lutz extra point is GOOD Center-Z.Wood Holder-T.Morstead.

CAR Panthers  - Field Goal (8 plays, 41 yards, 2:42 poss)

Result Play
Kickoff
(11:18 - 3rd) W.Lutz kicks 65 yards from NO 35 to end zone Touchback.
+23 YD
1 & 10 - CAR 25
(11:18 - 3rd) K.Allen pass short left to C.McCaffrey pushed ob at CAR 48 for 23 yards (V.Bell). Pass -4 YAC 27
No Gain
1 & 10 - CAR 48
(10:46 - 3rd) C.McCaffrey right tackle to CAR 48 for no gain (S.Tuttle).
+5 YD
2 & 10 - CAR 48
(10:13 - 3rd) K.Allen pass short left to G.Olsen to NO 47 for 5 yards (D.Davis). Pass 2 YAC 3
+8 YD
3 & 5 - CAR 47
(9:33 - 3rd) K.Allen pass short middle to D.Moore to NO 39 for 8 yards (C.Gardner-Johnson; V.Bell). Pass 5 YAC 3
Penalty
1 & 10 - CAR 45
(8:57 - 3rd) K.Allen pass incomplete short right to C.Samuel. PENALTY on NO-P.Williams Illegal Use of Hands 5 yards enforced at NO 39 - No Play.
No Gain
1 & 10 - CAR 34
(8:53 - 3rd) K.Allen pass incomplete short right to C.Samuel (E.Apple).
No Gain
2 & 10 - CAR 34
(8:49 - 3rd) K.Allen pass incomplete short right to I.Thomas (C.Jordan).
No Gain
3 & 10 - CAR 34
(8:44 - 3rd) K.Allen pass incomplete short left to D.Moore (V.Bell).
Field Goal
4 & 10 - CAR 34
(8:41 - 3rd) J.Slye 52 yard field goal is GOOD Center-J.Jansen Holder-M.Palardy.

NO Saints  - Touchdown (6 plays, 75 yards, 3:27 poss)

Result Play
Kickoff
(8:36 - 3rd) J.Slye kicks 65 yards from CAR 35 to end zone Touchback. INJURY UPDATE: NO #72 T.Armstead ankle OUT for the game.
+12 YD
1 & 10 - NO 25
(8:36 - 3rd) D.Brees pass short left to A.Kamara to NO 37 for 12 yards (T.Boston). Pass -1 YAC 13
+5 YD
1 & 10 - NO 37
(7:57 - 3rd) L.Murray right tackle to NO 42 for 5 yards (D.Jackson; L.Kuechly).
+5 YD
2 & 5 - NO 42
(7:14 - 3rd) D.Brees pass short left to A.Kamara to NO 47 for 5 yards (E.Reid). Pass 5 YAC 0
+20 YD
1 & 10 - NO 47
(6:32 - 3rd) D.Brees pass deep middle to J.Cook to CAR 33 for 20 yards (E.Reid). CAR-E.Reid was injured during the play. His return is Questionable. Pass 18 YAC 2
+30 YD
1 & 10 - NO 33
(6:00 - 3rd) W.Clapp reported in as eligible. A.Kamara left guard to CAR 3 for 30 yards (T.Boston; D.Jackson).
+3 YD
1 & 3 - NO 3
(5:15 - 3rd) D.Brees pass short middle to M.Thomas for 3 yards TOUCHDOWN. Pass 3 YAC 0
Penalty
(5:09 - 3rd) TWO-POINT CONVERSION ATTEMPT. D.Brees pass to M.Thomas is complete. ATTEMPT SUCCEEDS. PENALTY on NO-M.Thomas Offensive Pass Interference 23 yards enforced at CAR 2 - No Play.
PAT Good
(5:09 - 3rd) W.Lutz extra point is GOOD Center-Z.Wood Holder-T.Morstead.

CAR Panthers  - Touchdown (7 plays, 71 yards, 3:41 poss)

Result Play
Kickoff
(5:09 - 3rd) W.Lutz kicks 63 yards from NO 35 to CAR 2. D.White to CAR 29 for 27 yards (J.Bademosi). Penalty on NO-E.Apple Unnecessary Roughness offsetting. Penalty on CAR-R.Gaulden Unnecessary Roughness offsetting.
-1 YD
1 & 10 - CAR 29
(5:04 - 3rd) C.McCaffrey left end pushed ob at CAR 28 for -1 yards (V.Bell). Penalty on CAR Illegal Formation declined.
+52 YD
2 & 11 - CAR 28
(4:43 - 3rd) K.Allen pass deep right to D.Moore pushed ob at NO 20 for 52 yards (P.Williams). Penalty on NO-E.Apple Defensive Holding declined. Pass 17 YAC 35
+8 YD
1 & 10 - CAR 20
(4:15 - 3rd) C.McCaffrey right guard to NO 12 for 8 yards (M.Williams).
-1 YD
2 & 2 - CAR 12
(3:34 - 3rd) C.McCaffrey left guard to NO 13 for -1 yards (C.Jordan).
+5 YD
3 & 3 - CAR 13
(2:52 - 3rd) K.Allen pass short right to D.Moore pushed ob at NO 8 for 5 yards (P.Williams). Pass 1 YAC 4
+4 YD
1 & 8 - CAR 8
(2:13 - 3rd) K.Allen pass short right to I.Thomas to NO 4 for 4 yards (D.Davis). Pass 3 YAC 1
+4 YD
2 & 4 - CAR 4
(1:33 - 3rd) C.McCaffrey right tackle for 4 yards TOUCHDOWN. CAR-G.Little was injured during the play. His return is Probable.
Missed PAT
(1:28 - 3rd) J.Slye extra point is No Good Wide Right Center-J.Jansen Holder-M.Palardy.

NO Saints  - Punt (4 plays, 21 yards, 2:18 poss)

Result Play
Kickoff
(1:28 - 3rd) J.Slye kicks 65 yards from CAR 35 to end zone Touchback.
+19 YD
1 & 10 - NO 25
(1:28 - 3rd) D.Brees pass short right to J.Cook to NO 44 for 19 yards (S.Thompson; T.Boston). Pass 6 YAC 13
+1 YD
1 & 10 - NO 44
(0:45 - 3rd) W.Clapp reported in as eligible. A.Kamara right tackle to NO 45 for 1 yard (E.Reid; G.McCoy).
+1 YD
2 & 9 - NO 45
(15:00 - 4th) D.Brees pass short right to A.Kamara to NO 46 for 1 yard (J.Bradberry). Pass 0 YAC 1
No Gain
3 & 8 - NO 46
(14:26 - 4th) D.Brees pass incomplete deep left to T.Ginn (D.Jackson).
Punt
4 & 8 - NO 46
(14:19 - 4th) T.Morstead punts 54 yards to end zone Center-Z.Wood Touchback.

CAR Panthers  - Punt (3 plays, 0 yards, 0:42 poss)

Result Play
No Gain
1 & 10 - CAR 20
(14:10 - 4th) C.McCaffrey left end ran ob at CAR 20 for no gain (V.Bell).
No Gain
2 & 10 - CAR 20
(13:50 - 4th) K.Allen pass incomplete short right.
No Gain
3 & 10 - CAR 20
(13:44 - 4th) K.Allen pass incomplete short right to D.Moore (D.Davis).
Punt
4 & 10 - CAR 20
(13:36 - 4th) M.Palardy punts 46 yards to NO 34 Center-J.Jansen fair catch by A.Kamara.

NO Saints  - Interception (3 plays, -5 yards, 1:02 poss)

Result Play
No Gain
1 & 10 - NO 34
(13:28 - 4th) W.Clapp reported in as eligible. A.Kamara right tackle to NO 34 for no gain (V.Butler).
No Gain
2 & 10 - NO 34
(12:44 - 4th) D.Brees pass incomplete deep left to T.Ginn. INJURY UPDATE: CAR #74 G.Little QUESTIONABLE to return.
Penalty
3 & 10 - NO 34
(12:38 - 4th) PENALTY on NO-E.McCoy False Start 5 yards enforced at NO 34 - No Play.
Int
3 & 15 - NO 29
(12:38 - 4th) D.Brees pass deep middle intended for T.Smith INTERCEPTED by T.Boston at 50. T.Boston to 50 for no gain (T.Smith).

CAR Panthers  - Touchdown (6 plays, 50 yards, 3:03 poss)

Result Play
+7 YD
1 & 10 - CAR 50
(12:26 - 4th) C.McCaffrey right tackle to NO 43 for 7 yards (D.Onyemata).
+13 YD
2 & 3 - CAR 43
(11:49 - 4th) C.Samuel left end to NO 30 for 13 yards (C.Jordan).
Penalty
1 & 10 - CAR 30
(11:07 - 4th) K.Allen pass incomplete short left to C.Samuel. PENALTY on NO-M.Williams Defensive Pass Interference 29 yards enforced at NO 30 - No Play.
No Gain
1 & 1 - CAR 1
(10:59 - 4th) T.Larsen reported in as eligible. K.Allen pass incomplete short middle.
No Gain
2 & 1 - CAR 1
(10:55 - 4th) A.Armah right guard to NO 1 for no gain (K.Alonso; S.Tuttle).
-1 YD
3 & 1 - CAR 1
(10:15 - 4th) C.McCaffrey right guard to NO 2 for -1 yards (M.Davenport; M.Williams).
+2 YD
4 & 2 - CAR 2
(9:28 - 4th) K.Allen pass short middle to D.Moore for 2 yards TOUCHDOWN. Penalty on NO-V.Bell Defensive Holding declined. Pass 2 YAC 0
PAT Good
(9:23 - 4th) J.Slye extra point is GOOD Center-J.Jansen Holder-M.Palardy.

NO Saints  - Downs (6 plays, 18 yards, 2:39 poss)

Result Play
Kickoff
(9:23 - 4th) J.Slye kicks 65 yards from CAR 35 to end zone Touchback.
No Gain
1 & 10 - NO 25
(9:23 - 4th) D.Brees pass incomplete short middle to T.Smith (L.Kuechly).
+11 YD
2 & 10 - NO 25
(9:19 - 4th) D.Brees pass short right to M.Thomas to NO 36 for 11 yards (E.Reid). Pass 5 YAC 6
Penalty
1 & 10 - NO 35
(8:37 - 4th) W.Clapp reported in as eligible. D.Brees pass incomplete short left to L.Murray. PENALTY on NO-E.McCoy Offensive Holding 10 yards enforced at NO 36 - No Play.
Penalty
1 & 20 - NO 26
(8:33 - 4th) PENALTY on NO-L.Warford False Start 5 yards enforced at NO 26 - No Play.
+21 YD
1 & 25 - NO 21
(8:33 - 4th) D.Brees pass deep middle to J.Cook to NO 42 for 21 yards (E.Reid). Pass 19 YAC 2
+3 YD
2 & 4 - NO 42
(7:51 - 4th) D.Brees pass short left to J.Cook to NO 45 for 3 yards (S.Thompson). Pass 3 YAC 0
No Gain
3 & 1 - NO 45
(7:11 - 4th) D.Brees pass short right to T.Hill to NO 45 for no gain (B.Irvin). Pass -4 YAC 4
-2 YD
4 & 1 - NO 45
(6:47 - 4th) A.Kamara right tackle to NO 43 for -2 yards (E.Reid). Penalty on NO-R.Ramczyk Offensive Holding declined.

CAR Panthers  - Missed FG (11 plays, 33 yards, 4:48 poss)

Result Play
Penalty
1 & 10 - CAR 43
(6:44 - 4th) PENALTY on CAR-D.Daley False Start 5 yards enforced at NO 43 - No Play.
+10 YD
1 & 15 - CAR 48
(6:44 - 4th) C.Samuel left end to NO 38 for 10 yards (M.Williams).
+15 YD
2 & 5 - CAR 38
(6:10 - 4th) K.Allen pass short right to G.Olsen pushed ob at NO 23 for 15 yards (M.Williams). Pass 2 YAC 13
+7 YD
1 & 10 - CAR 23
(5:41 - 4th) C.McCaffrey right guard to NO 16 for 7 yards (S.Tuttle; C.Gardner-Johnson).
No Gain
2 & 3 - CAR 16
(5:04 - 4th) C.McCaffrey right guard to NO 16 for no gain (C.Jordan).
+4 YD
3 & 3 - CAR 16
(4:25 - 4th) K.Allen pass short right to G.Olsen to NO 12 for 4 yards (P.Robinson). Pass 3 YAC 1
+4 YD
1 & 10 - CAR 12
(3:46 - 4th) C.McCaffrey right guard to NO 8 for 4 yards (V.Bell).
+3 YD
2 & 6 - CAR 8
(3:07 - 4th) C.McCaffrey left guard to NO 5 for 3 yards (D.Davis; M.Brown).
Penalty
3 & 3 - CAR 1
(2:26 - 4th) K.Allen pass incomplete short left to J.Wright. Carolina challenged the play for possible defensive pass interference and the play was REVERSED. K.Allen pass incomplete short left to J.Wright. PENALTY on NO-C.Gardner-Johnson Defensive Pass Interference 2 yards enforced at NO 5 - No Play.
-1 YD
1 & 3 - CAR 3
(2:21 - 4th) C.McCaffrey left guard to NO 4 for -1 yards (A.Klein). CAR-T.Moton was injured during the play. His return is Probable.
No Gain
2 & 4 - CAR 4
(2:16 - 4th) K.Allen pass incomplete short right.
Sack
3 & 4 - CAR 4
(2:10 - 4th) K.Allen sacked at NO 10 for -6 yards (M.Davenport).
No Good
4 & 10 - CAR 10
(2:00 - 4th) J.Slye 28 yard field goal is No Good Wide Right Center-J.Jansen Holder-M.Palardy.

NO Saints  - Field Goal (11 plays, 65 yards, 1:56 poss)

Result Play
Sack
1 & 10 - NO 20
(1:56 - 4th) D.Brees sacked at NO 14 for -6 yards (B.Burns). Penalty on NO Illegal Shift declined.
+14 YD
2 & 16 - NO 14
(1:51 - 4th) D.Brees pass short middle to M.Thomas to NO 28 for 14 yards (T.Boston). Pass 13 YAC 1
+4 YD
3 & 2 - NO 28
(1:25 - 4th) D.Brees pass short middle to A.Kamara to NO 32 for 4 yards (S.Thompson). Pass 3 YAC 1
+8 YD
1 & 10 - NO 32
(1:04 - 4th) D.Brees pass short middle to A.Kamara to NO 40 for 8 yards (J.Elliott). Pass 3 YAC 5
-4 YD
2 & 2 - NO 40
(0:43 - 4th) D.Brees pass short left to A.Kamara to NO 36 for -4 yards (J.Elliott). Pass -5 YAC 4
+24 YD
3 & 6 - NO 36
(0:37 - 4th) D.Brees pass deep right to M.Thomas ran ob at CAR 40 for 24 yards (J.Bradberry). Pass 22 YAC 2
No Gain
1 & 10 - NO 40
(0:31 - 4th) D.Brees pass incomplete deep right to T.Ginn.
+16 YD
2 & 10 - NO 40
(0:26 - 4th) D.Brees pass short right to A.Kamara ran ob at CAR 24 for 16 yards (E.Reid). Pass -2 YAC 18
+9 YD
1 & 10 - NO 24
(0:19 - 4th) A.Kamara left guard to CAR 15 for 9 yards (M.Addison).
No Gain
2 & 1 - NO 15
(0:04 - 4th) D.Brees spiked the ball to stop the clock.
Field Goal
3 & 1 - NO 15
(0:03 - 4th) W.Lutz 33 yard field goal is GOOD Center-Z.Wood Holder-T.Morstead.