0-1
17 -
Team 1 2 3 4
ATL 10 0 7 0
NO 0 13 7 3
23

Game Story

NEW ORLEANS (AP) -- Sean Payton's return to the sideline is one game old and already the Saints are celebrating a dramatic victory over a presumed title contender.

Scoring Summary

1st Quarter
8:32
TD
Matt Ryan passed to Tony Gonzalez down the middle for 7 yard gain (Matt Bryant made PAT)
ATL 7 - NO 0
1:28
FG
Matt Bryant kicked a 23-yard field goal
ATL 10 - NO 0
2nd Quarter
10:53
FG
Garrett Hartley kicked a 48-yard field goal
ATL 10 - NO 3
9:10
TD
Drew Brees passed to Marques Colston down the middle for 25 yard gain (Garrett Hartley made PAT)
ATL 10 - NO 10
1:47
FG
Garrett Hartley kicked a 31-yard field goal
ATL 10 - NO 13
3rd Quarter
11:41
TD
Matt Ryan passed to Julio Jones to the left for 4 yard gain (Matt Bryant made PAT)
ATL 17 - NO 13
6:22
TD
Drew Brees passed to Jimmy Graham to the right for 7 yard gain (Garrett Hartley made PAT)
ATL 17 - NO 20
4th Quarter
3:12
FG
Garrett Hartley kicked a 22-yard field goal
ATL 17 - NO 23

Game Leaders

Passing

Atlanta

PASSING
Passing Comp Att Yds Pct Y/A Sack YdsL TD Int QBRat FumL
Matt Ryan 25 38 304 65.8 8.0 3 25 2 1 96.8 0

New Orleans

PASSING
Passing Comp Att Yds Pct Y/A Sack YdsL TD Int QBRat FumL
Drew Brees 26 35 357 74.3 10.2 2 16 2 1 113.6 0

Rushing

Atlanta

RUSHING
Rushing Rush Yds Avg Long TD FumL
Steven Jackson 11 77 7.0 50 0 0
Matt Ryan 1 12 12.0 12 0 0
Jacquizz Rodgers 2 -1 -0.5 0 0 0

New Orleans

RUSHING
Rushing Rush Yds Avg Long TD FumL
Pierre Thomas 9 43 4.8 11 0 0
Darren Sproles 8 22 2.8 5 0 0
Mark Ingram 9 11 1.2 7 0 0
Drew Brees 3 2 0.7 4 0 0

Receiving

Atlanta

RECEIVING
Receiving Rec Tgt Yds Avg Long TD FumL
Harry Douglas 4 6 93 23.3 50 0 0
Julio Jones 7 9 76 10.9 22 1 1
Steven Jackson 5 8 45 9.0 17 0 0
Tony Gonzalez 3 6 36 12.0 16 1 0
Roddy White 2 2 19 9.5 15 0 0
Jason Snelling 2 3 17 8.5 9 0 0
Bradie Ewing 1 1 15 15.0 15 0 0
Jacquizz Rodgers 1 1 3 3.0 3 0 0

New Orleans

RECEIVING
Receiving Rec Tgt Yds Avg Long TD FumL
Darren Sproles 6 6 88 14.7 32 0 0
Kenny Stills 2 5 86 43.0 67 0 0
Marques Colston 5 6 68 13.6 25 1 0
Jimmy Graham 4 7 45 11.3 21 1 0
Benjamin Watson 3 3 31 10.3 16 0 0
Lance Moore 2 4 23 11.5 16 0 0
Pierre Thomas 4 4 16 4.0 8 0 0

Kicking

Atlanta

KICKING
Kicking XPM XPA FGM FGA Long Pct Pts
Matt Bryant 2 2 1 1 23 100.0 5
Matt Bosher 0 0 0 0 0 N/A 0

New Orleans

KICKING
Kicking XPM XPA FGM FGA Long Pct Pts
Garrett Hartley 2 2 3 3 48 100.0 11
Thomas Morstead 0 0 0 0 0 N/A 0

Punting

Atlanta

PUNTING
Punting Punt Avg In20 TB
Matt Bosher 6 46.8 2 1

New Orleans

PUNTING
Punting Punt Avg In20 TB
Thomas Morstead 3 49.3 2 0

Returns

Atlanta

RETURNS
Kick/Punt Returns KR Yds Avg Long TD PR Yds Avg Long TD
Harry Douglas 0 0 N/A 0 0 2 21 10.5 13 0

New Orleans

RETURNS
Kick/Punt Returns KR Yds Avg Long TD PR Yds Avg Long TD
Darren Sproles 1 23 23.0 23 0 4 7 1.8 5 0

Defense

Atlanta

DEFENSE
Defense Solo Ast Sack YdsL PD Int Yds IntTD
Osi Umenyiora 1 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0
Jonathan Babineaux 1 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0
Jason Snelling 1 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0
Thomas DeCoud 5 2 0.0 0 0 0 0 0
Kroy Biermann 3 2 0.0 0 0 0 0 0
Peria Jerry 1 0 1.0 5 0 0 0 0
William Moore 7 1 0.0 0 0 0 0 0
Antone Smith 2 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0
Sean Weatherspoon 5 2 0.0 0 0 0 0 0
Corey Peters 3 3 1.0 11 0 0 0 0
Robert McClain 8 2 0.0 0 1 0 0 0
Akeem Dent 5 6 0.0 0 0 0 0 0
Drew Davis 2 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0
Lamar Holmes 1 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0
Desmond Trufant 4 1 0.0 0 1 0 0 0
Robert Alford 0 1 0.0 0 2 1 0 0

New Orleans

DEFENSE
Defense Solo Ast Sack YdsL PD Int Yds IntTD
Jabari Greer 2 1 0.0 0 0 0 0 0
Roman Harper 2 1 0.0 0 1 1 0 0
Parys Haralson 1 3 1.0 7 0 0 0 0
Marques Colston 1 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0
Will Herring 1 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0
Curtis Lofton 3 2 0.0 0 0 0 0 0
David Hawthorne 2 2 0.0 0 0 0 0 0
Malcolm Jenkins 4 2 0.0 0 0 0 0 0
Keenan Lewis 2 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0
Ramon Humber 0 0 0.0 0 1 0 0 0
Patrick Robinson 1 1 0.0 0 0 0 0 0
Rafael Bush 1 1 0.0 0 0 0 0 0
Junior Galette 1 0 1.0 10 0 0 0 0
Tom Johnson 0 1 0.0 0 0 0 0 0
Cameron Jordan 0 3 0.0 0 0 0 0 0
Akiem Hicks 3 0 1.0 8 0 0 0 0
Corey White 2 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0
Tyrunn Walker 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0
Kenny Vaccaro 5 0 0.0 0 1 0 0 0
John Jenkins 1 1 0.0 0 0 0 0 0
Kevin Reddick 1 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0