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Chargers - Saints Quarterly Report

Posted Oct 7, 2012

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Fourth Quarter: Chargers 24 – Chiefs 31

Scoring Plays

8:50 – Drew Brees hits Marques Colston across the middle for a 5-yard touchdown.

2:56 – Greg Hartley boots a chip shot from 26 yards out to take the Saints lead to 7.

Big Plays

9:45 – Drew Brees hits Henderson on a deep post for a 41-yard gain.

5:43 – Saints safety Roman Harper intercepts a deflected pass intended for Malcom Floyd and returns it to the Chargers’ 21-yard line.

3:00 – Chargers hold the Saints from inside their own 10-yard line to force a field goal.

2:24 - Rivers connects with Floyd across the middle for a big gain of 32 yards.

:28 – Ronnie Brown gets a big first down to the Saints 33-yard line.

:08 – Rivers is sacked and fumbles, recovered by the Saints.

Third Quarter: San Diego 24– New Orleans 21

Scoring Plays

12:34 – Ryan Mathews bounced a 13-yard run to the outside and turned the corner, recording his first TD of the season as he soared over the defender at the goal-line.

0:16 – Marques Colston jumped up to grab a 16-yard touchdown pass from Drew Brees over the middle at the goal-line. It was his second touchdown of the game.

Big Plays

13:53 – Under pressure on third down, Drew Brees threw behind Devery Henderson and Quentin Jammer picked the ball off at the Saints 25-yard line.

12:19 – Brees zipped a ball into a tight space to Colston for an 11-yard gain and a first down.

10:27 – After a pair of false starts penalties, the Saints faced a 3rd-and-20. Brees lined up under shotgun and rolled out to his left, looking for Colston who couldn’t cradle in the pass.

8:17 – On 3rd-and-7, Philip Rivers found Antonio Gates at the sticks for a 13-yard gain.

6:47 – Ronnie Brown had another clutch catch as a check down option, running for 10 yards and a first down into Saints territory.

5:56 - Rivers was crushed by an onslaught of defenders for a 12-yard loss.

3:59 – On 3rd-and-1 at the 22, Mark Ingram managed to get just enough for the first down.

3:35 – Shaun Philips had a timely six-yard sack of Brees on first down.

3:00 – Demorrio Williams intercepted the ball for a pick-six, but Melvin Ingram was called for roughing the passer, giving the Saints 15-yards and a first down.

1:07 – New Orleans called a well-timed screen pass to Pierre Thomas, and the running back took it 36-yards to the San Diego 16.


Second Quarter: San Diego 17– New Orleans 14

Scoring Plays

10:01 – Nick Novak gave the Bolts a 10-7 lead with a 20-yard chip shot.

7:25  - On 3rd-and-5 from the 19 yard line, Drew Brees hit Marques Colston in the end zone to give the Saints their first lead of the night.

0:44 – Robert Meachem notched his second touchdown of the game this one a 44-yard strike in the waning seconds of the first half.

Big Plays

14:20 – On 3rd-and-4 at their own 15, Drew Brees was harassed and threw a ball harmlessly to the ground.

13:34 – An 11-yard pass to Eddie Royal put the Chargers into Saints territory.

10:58 – Philip Rivers went deep to Malcom Floyd, and even though he couldn’t come up with the ball, he drew the pass interference penalty to put the ball on the six yard line.

10:06 –On 3rd-and-goal at the two-yard line, Rivers looked for Antonio Gates in the back corner of the end zone but Roman Harper knocked it away.

8:53 – Devery Henderson made a catch on 3rd-and-four for a first down.

8:38 –One play later, Brees connected with Marques Colston for a 40-yard gain.

4:54 – On 3rd-and-10, Eddie Royal came up with a huge 20-yard catch.  In addition, the Saints were called for a roughing the passer call to tack on an additional 15-yards up to the New Orleans 35-yard line.

4:13 –On 3rd-and-3, Rivers was sacked for an eight yard loss.

2:58 – Novak attempted a 55-yard field goal attempt, but missed wide left.

2:09 – Facing a 3rd-and-6, Corey Liuget dropped Brees for a 13-yard loss on a huge sack.  

1:48 – Ronnie Brown took an inside handoff for 21-yards to jump start the no-huddle offense.


First Quarter: San Diego 7– New Orleans 7

Scoring Plays

7:02 – Staring down a 3rd-and-6 at the 15-yard line, Philip Rivers threaded the needle over the middle between two defenders to Robert Meachem for a touchdown. 

3:05- Devery Henderson was able to get behind the defense on 3rd-and-6 for a 40-yard touchdown strike.  Drew Brees set the NFL record for consecutive games with a touchdown pass (48) on the play.

Big Plays

13:35 – On 3rd-and-6, Rivers threw behind Eddie Royal and the Chargers were forced to punt the ball after a three and out.

12:20 – Faced with a short 3rd-and-2, Brees completed a seven-yard quick out to Greg Camarillo for a first down.

11:03 – On a long 3rd-and-14, Corey Lynch snuffed out a screen pass to Darren Sproles and stopped him for a five yard loss.

10:22 – Backed up on their own nine yard line, Rivers hit Malcom Floyd in stride for a gain of 39 yards on first down.

5:39 – Brees stepped up in the pocket and converted a 3rd-and-5 with a 12-yard strike to Marques Colston.

4:24 –The Saints were successful on their second consecutive third down as Brees hit Camarillo for 14 yards over the middle.

2:53 – Ryan Mathews had a strong 18-yard run to breathe life into the Chargers after giving up a touchdown.

0:43 – On 3rd-and-3 at the San Diego 41, Rivers rolled out to his right and tried to hit Eddie Royal but the ball fell incomplete.


Tonight's inactives are Nate Kaeding, Brandon Taylor, Shareece Wright, Curtis Brinkley, Jonas Mouton, Antonio Garay and Ladarius Green.

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