Vikings-Saints Game Stats

A look at the team and individual statistics from Sunday night's game between the Vikings and Saints.

NFL   FINAL                1ST  2ND  3RD  4TH  TOTAL
                           ---  ---  ---  ---  -----
      MINNESOTA              7   14   10    7   38
      NEW ORLEANS            0   14    7   10   31     FINAL

SCORING SUMMARY

1ST QUARTER: 

 7:07 MIN - TD, JERMAINE WIGGINS 1 YD PASS FROM DAUNTE CULPEPPER (MORTEN ANDERSEN KICK). 
      Drive: 8 plays, 61 yards in 3:42. 
      Key plays: Culpepper 35-yard pass to Burleson to New Orleans 35; 
      Culpepper 14-yard pass to Moore to New Orleans 16; Culpepper  12-yard pass
      to Williams on 3rd-and-9 to New Orleans 3. MINNESOTA 7-0.

2ND QUARTER: 

 0:57 MIN - TD, RANDY MOSS 43 YD PASS FROM DAUNTE CULPEPPER (MORTEN ANDERSEN KICK). 
      Drive: 3 plays, 14 yards in 1:19. 
      Key plays: Bellamy 4-yard fumble return plus MINNESOTA 14-0.
 8:31 NOR - TD, DEUCE MCALLISTER 2 YD RUN (JOHN CARNEY KICK). 
      Drive: 3 plays, 14 yards in 1:19. 
      Key plays: Bellamy 4-yard fumble return plus lateral to Ambrose for 
      40 yards to Minnesota 14. MINNESOTA 14-7.
13:07 MIN - TD, MARCUS ROBINSON 16 YD PASS FROM DAUNTE CULPEPPER (MORTEN ANDERSEN KICK). 
      Drive: 6 plays, 65 yards in 2:31. 
      Key plays: Moore 14-yard run to New Orleans 45; Culpepper 20-yard 
      pass to Moore to New Orleans 19. MINNESOTA 21-7.
14:39 NOR - TD, JOE HORN 7 YD PASS FROM AARON BROOKS (JOHN CARNEY KICK). 
      Drive: 4 plays, 73 yards in 1:32. 
      Key plays: Brooks 36-yard pass to Pathon to Minnesota 37; McAllister
      14-yard run to Minnesota 23; Brooks 16-yard pass to Stallworth to 
      Minnesota 7. MINNESOTA 21-14.

3RD QUARTER: 

 4:12 MIN - TD, JERMAINE WIGGINS 9 YD PASS FROM DAUNTE CULPEPPER (MORTEN ANDERSEN KICK). 
      Drive: 7 plays, 66 yards in 2:39. 
      Key plays: Culpepper 26-yard pass to Moore to New Orleans 37; 
      Culpepper 17-yard pass to Burleson to New Orleans 20; Moore 11-yard run to
      New Orleans 9. MINNESOTA 28-14.
 8:47 NOR - TD, DEUCE MCALLISTER 1 YD RUN (JOHN CARNEY KICK). 
      Drive: 9 plays, 79 yards in 4:35. 
      Key plays: McAfee 53-yard run on punt formation 4th-and-3 to 
      Minnesota 19; Brooks 8-yard pass to McAllister on 3rd-and-1 to Minnesota 
      2. MINNESOTA 28-21.
12:34 MIN - FG, MORTEN ANDERSEN 39 YD. 
      Drive: 8 plays, 62 yards in 3:47. 
      Key plays: Culpepper 28-yard pass to Burleson to Minnesota 45; 
      Culpepper 22-yard pass to Wiggins on 3rd-and-3 to New Orleans 26. 
      MINNESOTA 31-21.

4TH QUARTER: 

 1:52 NOR - FG, JOHN CARNEY 45 YD. 
      Drive: 10 plays, 54 yards in 4:18. 
      Key plays: Brooks 25-yard pass to Pathon to New Orleans 39; Brooks 
      9-yard pass to Stecker to New Orleans 48; Brooks 17-yard pass to Pathon on
      3rd-and-14 to Minnesota 36;  Brooks 14-yard run on 3rd-and-15 to Minnesota
      27. MINNESOTA 31-24.
 7:56 MIN - TD, MARCUS ROBINSON 1 YD PASS FROM DAUNTE CULPEPPER (MORTEN ANDERSEN KICK). 
      Drive: 12 plays, 56 yards in 6:04. 
      Key plays: Moore 5-yard run to New Orleans 45; Culpepper 6-yard pass
      to Burleson on 3rd-and-5 to New Orleans 34;  10-yard roughing the passer 
      penalty on Saints' Jones on 3rd-and-9 to New Orleans 9. MINNESOTA 38-24.
12:09 NOR - TD, AARON BROOKS 5 YD RUN (JOHN CARNEY KICK). 
      Drive: 11 plays, 65 yards in 4:13. 
      Key plays: Brooks 23-yard pass to Lewis to Minnesota 42; Brooks 
      10-yard pass to Horn to Minnesota 32; Brooks 8-yard on 4th-and-5 to 
      Minnesota 19; Brooks 6-yard pass to Horn to Minnesota 7. MINNESOTA 38-31.

MINNESOTA - NEW ORLEANS Final Statistics

TEAM STATISTICS                              MINNESOTA    NEW ORLEANS

FIRST DOWNS                                         29             25
  Rushing                                            8             10
  Passing                                           19             13
  Penalty                                            2              2
THIRD DOWN EFFICIENCY                         8-11-73%       4-11-36%
FOURTH DOWN EFFICIENCY                          0-0-0%       2-2-100%
TOTAL NET YARDS                                    605            385
  Total offensive plays                             68             64
  Average gain per play                            8.9            6.0
NET YARDS RUSHING                                  188            159
  Rushing attempts                                  28             23
  Average gain per rush                            6.7            6.9
  Tackles for loss-yards                           2-8            1-3
NET YARDS PASSING                                  417            226
  Times sacked: Number-Yards                       2-8           3-23
  Gross passing yards                              425            249
PASS ATTEMPTS-COMPLETIONS-HAD INTERCEPTED      38-26-2        38-22-1
  Avg gain per pass play                          10.4            5.5
KICKOFFS: Number-In End Zone-Touchbacks          7-0-0          6-0-0
PUNTS: Number and Average                        0-0.0         4-45.8
  Had blocked                                        0              0
  Net punting average                              0.0           45.8
TOTAL RETURN YARDAGE (Not including kickoffs)       67           -100
  Number-Yards: Punt Returns                      2-11            0-0
  Number-Yards: Kickoff Returns                   6-97          7-146
  Number-Yards: Interception Returns              1-56         2--100
PENALTIES: Number-Yards                           5-35           4-21
FUMBLES: Number-Lost                               4-1            1-0
TOUCHDOWNS                                           5              4
  Rushing                                            0              3
  Passing                                            5              1
  Interceptions                                      0              0
  Other (blocked kicks, etc.)                        0              0
EXTRA POINTS: Made-Attempts                        5-5            4-4
  Kicking: Made-Attempts                           5-5            4-4
  Passing: Made-Attempts                           0-0            0-0
  Rushing: Made-Attempts                           0-0            0-0
FIELD GOALS: Made-Attempts                         1-1            1-1
  FGs - PATs had blocked                           0-0            0-0
RED ZONE EFFICIENCY                            4-6-67%        4-5-80%
GOAL TO GO EFFICIENCY                         3-3-100%        4-5-80%
SAFETIES                                             0              0
TIME OF POSSESSION                               30:41          29:19


INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS

MINNESOTA                               NEW ORLEANS                             

RUSHING             ATT YDS  AVG LG TD  RUSHING             ATT YDS  AVG LG TD
--------------------------------------  --------------------------------------
M MOORE              15 109  7.3 20  0  D MCALLIST           18  78  4.3 14  2
M WILLIAMS            6  66 11.0 49  0  F MCAFEE              1  53 53.0 53  0
D CULPEPPE            7  13  1.9  8  0  A BROOKS              3  25  8.3 14  1
                                        A STECKER             1   3  3.0  3  0

PASSING             CM-AT-YDS IN TD LG  PASSING             CM-AT-YDS IN TD LG
--------------------------------------  --------------------------------------
D CULPEPPE          26-37-425  2  5 46  A BROOKS            22-38-249  1  1 36
M MOORE              0- 1-  0  0  0  0

Sacked-Yards Lost: D CULPEPPE 2-8.      Sacked-Yards Lost: A BROOKS 3-23.

RECEIVING            NO YDS  AVG LG TD  RECEIVING            NO YDS  AVG LG TD
--------------------------------------  --------------------------------------
M MOORE               7  78 11.1 26  0  J HORN                7  65  9.3 16  1
N BURLESON            6 134 22.3 36  0  J PATHON              4  92 23.0 36  0
J WIGGINS             5  56 11.2 22  2  D STALLWOR            4  34  8.5 16  0
M ROBINSON            4  32  8.0 16  2  D MCALLIST            3  15  5.0  8  0
R MOSS                2  89 44.5 46  1  E CONWELL             2  11  5.5  6  0
K CAMPBELL            1  23 23.0 23  0  M LEWIS               1  23 23.0 23  0
M WILLIAMS            1  13 13.0 13  0  A STECKER             1   9  9.0  9  0

INTERCEPTIONS        NO YDS  AVG LG TD  INTERCEPTIONS        NO YDS  AVG LG TD
--------------------------------------  --------------------------------------
A WINFIELD            1  56 56.0 56  0  A AMBROSE             1   0  0.0  0  0
                                        F BROWN               1-100#####  0  0

PUNTING             NO YDS  AVG T I LG  PUNTING             NO YDS  AVG T I LG
--------------------------------------  --------------------------------------
                                        M BERGER             4 183 45.8 0 1 51

T = Touchbacks, I = Inside 20

PUNT RETURNS         NO YDS  AVG LG TD  PUNT RETURNS         NO YDS  AVG LG TD
--------------------------------------  --------------------------------------
N BURLESON            2  11  5.5 11  0

KICKOFF RETURNS      NO YDS  AVG LG TD  KICKOFF RETURNS      NO YDS  AVG LG TD
--------------------------------------  --------------------------------------
M MOORE               3  51 17.0 33  0  M LEWIS               7 146 20.9 29  0
K CAMPBELL            2  32 16.0 18  0
D ROSS                1  14 14.0 14  0

KICKING              XP/XPA FG/FGA      KICKING              XP/XPA FG/FGA
----------------------------------      ----------------------------------
M ANDERSEN            5/5    1/1        J CARNEY              4/4    1/1  
Dist.: 39                               Dist.: 45                               

                                 O-D                                     O-D
FUMBLES              NO  LOST FF REC    FUMBLES              NO  LOST FF REC
------------------------------------    ------------------------------------
M BIRK                1    1   0 0-0    A BROOKS              1    0   0 0-0
D CULPEPPER           1    0   0 0-0    A AMBROSE             0    0   1 0-0
M ROBINSON            1    0   0 0-0    J BELLAMY             0    0   0 0-1
N BURLESON            1    0   0 1-0    E CONWELL             0    0   0 1-0
L JOHNSTONE           0    0   1 0-0
M MOORE               0    0   0 1-0

DEFENSE              TK SO AS SK-YD     DEFENSE              TK SO AS SK-YD
------------------------------------    ------------------------------------
A WINFIELD            7  6  1  0-0      T JONES              11  8  3  0-0  
D THOMAS              7  4  3  0-0      F THOMAS              9  9  0  0-0  
B RUSSELL             6  5  1  0-0      J BELLAMY             7  6  1  0-0  
K WILLIAMS            6  3  3  0-0      S HODGE               6  5  1  0-0  
R SMITH               4  3  1  0-0      B YOUNG               5  4  1  0-0  
B WILLIAMS            4  3  1  0-0      C GRANT               4  4  0  1-4  
K UDEZE               3  3  0  1-11     C WATSON              4  2  2  0-0  
C CHAVOUS             3  3  0  0-0      D HOWARD              3  3  0  1-4  
R BROWN               3  3  0  0-0      A AMBROSE             3  3  0  0-0  
C HOVAN               3  2  1  0-0      W SMITH               2  1  1  0-0  
K MIXON               3  1  2  0-0      H GREEN               2  1  1  0-0  
K NEWMAN              2  2  0  1-4      S GLEASON             2  0  2  0-0  
C CLAIBORNE           2  2  0  0-0      M MCKENZIE            1  1  0  0-0  
D ROSS                2  2  0  0-0      F BROWN               1  1  0  0-0  
L JOHNSTONE           1  1  0  1-8  
T SHAW                1  1  0  0-0  
N BURLESON            1  1  0  0-0  

Officials: Referee-Tony Corrente, Umpire-Darrell Jenkins, Head 
Linesman-John Mcgrath, Line Judge-Ron Blum, Field Judge-Craig 
Wrolstad, Side Judge-Doug Toole, Back Judge-Don Carey.

Att: 64,900   Time of Game: 3:19


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