away Carolina
Panthers
(12-4)
1:00 PM EST
December 30, 2012
44-38
home New Orleans
Saints
(11-5)
Final 1 2 3 4 T
Panthers 3 10 14 17 44
Saints 0 17 7 14 38
Game Tracker

Scoring Summary
1st Quarter
FG 5:41 Graham Gano 20 Yd
2nd Quarter
TD 8:18 Mike Tolbert 1 Yd run (Graham Gano kick)
TD 5:14 Marques Colston 7 Yd pass from Drew Brees (Garrett Hartley kick)
TD 4:31 Jonathan Vilma 18 Yd interception return (Garrett Hartley kick)
FG 0:39 Graham Gano 31 Yd
FG 0:00 Garrett Hartley 53 Yd
3rd Quarter
TD 10:45 Jimmy Graham 19 Yd pass from Drew Brees (Garrett Hartley kick)
TD 8:48 DeAngelo Williams 54 Yd run (Graham Gano kick)
TD 2:29 Mike Tolbert 1 Yd run (Graham Gano kick)
4th Quarter
TD 10:16 Mike Tolbert 1 Yd run (Graham Gano kick)
TD 8:23 DeAngelo Williams 12 Yd run (Graham Gano kick)
TD 5:10 Marques Colston 9 Yd pass from Drew Brees (Garrett Hartley kick)
FG 4:08 Graham Gano 42 Yd
TD 2:52 Darren Sproles 33 Yd pass from Drew Brees (Garrett Hartley kick)
Passing Statistics
New Orleans
Player Comp Att Yds Pct Y/A Sack Yds/L TD Int QBRat
Drew Brees 29 43 396 67.4 9.2 2 18 4 1 118.0
Carolina
Player Comp Att Yds Pct Y/A Sack Yds/L TD Int QBRat
Cam Newton 16 33 248 48.5 7.5 1 3 0 1 61.2
Derek Anderson 1 1 12 100.0 12.0 0 0 0 0 116.7
Rushing Statistics
Carolina
Player Rush Yds Avg Lng TD Fuml
DeAngelo Williams 21 210 10.0 65 2 0
Cam Newton 7 34 4.9 16 0 0
Mike Tolbert 10 25 2.5 5 3 0
Brandon LaFell 1 4 4.0 4 0 0
New Orleans
Player Rush Yds Avg Lng TD Fuml
Mark Ingram 10 39 3.9 17 0 0
Chris Ivory 4 22 5.5 11 0 0
Joseph Morgan 1 1 1.0 1 0 0
Darren Sproles 3 1 0.3 5 0 0
Receiving Statistics
New Orleans
Player Rec Yds Avg Lng TD Fuml
Lance Moore 4 121 30.2 51 0 0
Jimmy Graham 9 115 12.8 27 1 0
Darren Sproles 8 79 9.9 33 1 0
Marques Colston 5 52 10.4 18 2 0
Devery Henderson 1 16 16.0 16 0 0
Joseph Morgan 1 8 8.0 8 0 0
Jed Collins 1 5 5.0 5 0 0
Carolina
Player Rec Yds Avg Lng TD Fuml
Steve Smith Sr. 3 73 24.3 31 0 0
Brandon LaFell 5 62 12.4 19 0 0
Louis Murphy Jr. 3 57 19.0 34 0 0
Greg Olsen 4 43 10.8 16 0 0
Mike Tolbert 1 22 22.0 22 0 0
DeAngelo Williams 1 3 3.0 3 0 0
Kicking Statistics
Carolina
Player XPM XPA FGM FGA Lng Pct Pts
Graham Gano 5 5 3 4 42 0 14
New Orleans
Player XPM XPA FGM FGA Lng Pct Pts
Garrett Hartley 5 5 1 1 53 1 8
Kick Returns
New Orleans
Player KR Yds Avg Lng TD
Darren Sproles 3 66 22.0 27 0
Travaris Cadet 1 29 29.0 29 0
Carolina
Player KR Yds Avg Lng TD
Armond Smith 1 25 25.0 25 0
Punting Statistics
New Orleans
Player Punts Yds Avg Lng Blk In20 TB
Thomas Morstead 6 276 46.0 61 0 2 1
Carolina
Player Punts Yds Avg Lng Blk In20 TB
Brad Nortman 2 101 50.5 54 0 0 1
Punt Returns
Carolina
Player PR Yds Avg Lng TD
Armanti Edwards 2 77 38.5 69 0
New Orleans
Player PR Yds Avg Lng TD
Darren Sproles 1 -1 -1.0 -1 0
Defense Statistics
Carolina
Player Tack Ast Sack Int FFum FumR PD
Luke Kuechly 10 3 0.0 0 0 0 2
Captain Munnerlyn 7 0 0.0 0 0 0 2
James Dockery 4 2 0.0 0 0 0 0
Thomas Davis 3 1 0.0 0 0 0 0
Charles Godfrey 3 1 0.0 1 0 0 1
Jason Phillips 2 0 0.0 0 0 0 0
D.J. Campbell 2 2 0.0 0 0 0 0
Josh Thomas 2 2 0.0 0 0 0 2
Charles Johnson 2 0 2.0 0 0 0 0
Frank Kearse 1 1 0.0 0 0 0 0
Frank Alexander 1 2 0.0 0 0 0 0
Armond Smith 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0
Gary Barnidge 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0
Sione Fua 0 1 0.0 0 0 0 0
Dwan Edwards 0 1 0.0 0 0 0 0
Doug Hogue 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0
Josh Norman 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0
New Orleans
Player Tack Ast Sack Int FFum FumR PD
Roman Harper 6 0 0.0 0 0 0 1
Johnny Patrick 4 0 0.0 0 0 0 0
Jonathan Vilma 4 4 0.0 1 0 0 1
Isa Abdul-Quddus 4 0 0.0 0 0 0 2
Patrick Robinson 3 0 0.0 0 0 0 1
Rafael Bush 3 0 0.0 0 0 0 0
Brodrick Bunkley 3 2 1.0 0 0 0 0
Curtis Lofton 3 2 0.0 0 0 0 1
Cameron Jordan 3 2 0.0 0 0 0 0
David Hawthorne 2 2 0.0 0 0 0 0
Sedrick Ellis 1 1 0.0 0 0 0 0
Elbert Mack 1 1 0.0 0 0 0 1
Junior Galette 1 0 0.0 0 0 0 0
Turk McBride 1 0 0.0 0 0 0 0
Tom Johnson 1 1 0.0 0 0 0 0
Will Smith 1 3 0.0 0 0 0 1
Lance Moore 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0
Thomas Morstead 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0
Courtney Roby 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0
Team Statistics
New Orleans Carolina
First Downs 22 28
Passing 18 13
Rushing 3 12
Penalty 1 3
Third Down Efficiency 4-12 10-16
Fourth Down Efficiency 2-2 0-0
Total Net Yards 441 530
Total Plays 63 74
Average Gain Per Play 7.0 7.2
Net Yards Rushing 3.5 7.0
Rushes 18 39
Average Per Rush 3.5 7.0
Net Yards Passing 378 257
Completions-Attempts 43 34
Yards Per Pass Play 8.4 7.3
Times Sacked 2 1
Yards Lost to Sacks 18 3
Had Intercepted 1 1
Punts 6 2
Average Punt 46.0 50.5
Penalties 5 4
Penalty Yards 55 36
Fumbles 0 0
Fumbles Lost 0 0