Week 1, 1989

played in New Orleans, LA

94 degrees, fair, 2 mph wind

Carolina Panthers0300-3
New Orleans Saints7706-20

Scoring Summary
1Q: 07:20 NOS - Robert Lavette 2 run (Rex Robinson extra point)
2Q: 10:46 CAR - Rolf Benirschke 44 field goal
2Q: 01:34 NOS - Steve Tasker 20 pass from Marty Cortez (Rex Robinson extra point)
4Q: 10:18 NOS - Rex Robinson 45 field goal
4Q: 01:09 NOS - Rex Robinson 39 field goal

Team StatisticsCARNOS
Record0-11-0
First Downs1612
- by Rushing31
- by Passing119
- by Penalty22
Total Net Yards347232
- Offensive Plays6657
- Yards per Play5.264.07
Net Rushing Yards10065
- Rushing Attempts2131
- Yards per Rush4.762.10
Net Passing Yards247167
- Att./Comp./Intrcpt40 - 25 - 026 - 24 - 0
- Gross Passing Yards268167
- Sacks/Yards Lost5/210/0
- Yards per Pass Play5.496.42
Fumbles/Lost3/30/0
3rd Down Conversions6/164/14
- Avg. YtG on 3rd Down9.97.7
4th Down Conversions0/11/1
Penalties/Yards14/1059/75
Punt Returns/Yards3/251/14
Kick Returns/Yards4/972/47
Interception Ret./Yards0/00/0
2pt Conversions0/00/0
Red Zone Visits11
- Red Zone TDs/FGs0/01/0
Avg. Drive StartOWN 24OWN 33
Time of Possession28:3031:30

Drive Charts

Carolina Panthers
QuarBeganPossFromPlaysYardsResult
17:091:55OWN 25560Fumble
11:456:06OWN 221351Field Goal
26:183:38OWN 15837Fumble
21:200:50OWN 393-7Punt
315:004:05OWN 21655Missed FG
38:563:24OWN 18633Punt
32:582:41OWN 40624Punt
413:351:31OWN 19414Fumble
410:121:50OWN 3134Punt
45:251:00OWN 254-14Punt
42:340:54OWN 16414Downs
41:011:01OWN 22626Game
New Orleans Saints
QuarBeganPossFromPlaysYardsResult
115:007:51OWN 241376Touchdown
15:143:29OWN 15820Punt
210:394:21OWN 26616Punt
22:401:20OPP 37537Touchdown
20:300:30OWN 529Half
310:551:59OWN 3135Punt
35:322:34OWN 205-4Punt
30:171:42OWN 339Punt
412:041:52OPP 3335Field Goal
48:222:57OWN 31416Punt
44:251:51OWN 4535Punt
41:400:39OPP 3038Field Goal

Game MVP: Keith Ferguson, New Orleans Saints

Rushing Statistics

CarolinaAttYardsAvgLG10+TD
RB John Stephens13443.381010
RB Toussaint Tyler661.00700
QB Steve Bono25025.004910
New OrleansAttYardsAvgLG10+TD
RB George Adams20371.85700
RB Robert Lavette7233.29601
RB Donald Jordan221.00300
QB Marty Cortez188.00800
WR Michael Irvin1-5-5.00-500

Passing Statistics

CarolinaAttCompYardsSk/YdTDLGIntRate
Steve Bono40252685/21031082.1
New OrleansAttCompYardsSk/YdTDLGIntRate
Marty Cortez26241670/01200106.2

Receiving Statistics

CarolinaCatchTargYardsAvgYACLGTD
WR James Lofton585611.203270
TE Malcolm Scott575811.601310
WR Emile Harry46369.0020270
WR Kelvin Martin345317.6721230
RB John Stephens343612.0026260
TE Paul Green25199.502160
RB Toussaint Tyler111010.0010100
RB Alvin Moore11-3-3.000-30
TE Tom Robinson1433.00030
New OrleansCatchTargYardsAvgYACLGTD
WR Steve Tasker565110.2030201
WR Michael Irvin55173.401130
WR Haywood Jeffires44246.00770
TE Chris Combs33217.0012120
RB Donald Jordan34289.3324180
TE Rick Aeilts2294.50060
RB George Adams1177.00070
WR Charles Lockett111010.000100

Interception Statistics

CarolinaIntsYardsAvgTD
New OrleansIntsYardsAvgTD

Fumble Statistics

CarolinaFumbRecovForceTD
TE Malcolm Scott1000
QB Steve Bono1000
RB John Stephens1000
New OrleansFumbRecovForceTD
ILB Sam Anno0100
S Steve Gage0100
OLB Fred Strickland0100
DE Keith Ferguson0010
ILB Darryl Talley0010
OLB Tim Green0010

Punting Statistics

CarolinaPuntYardsAvgNetLGIn20
Brian Doherty521743.440.6632
New OrleansPuntYardsAvgNetLGIn20
John Kidd732446.342.7615

Kicking Statistics

CarolinaFGs40+Yd50+YdLGPAT
Brian Doherty0/10/10/000/0
Rolf Benirschke1/11/10/0440/0
New OrleansFGs40+Yd50+YdLGPAT
Rex Robinson2/21/10/0452/2

Punt Return Statistics

CarolinaRetYardsAvgTD
James Lofton3258.30
New OrleansRetYardsAvgTD
Issiac Holt11414.00

Kick Return Statistics

CarolinaRetYardsAvgTD
Kelvin Martin37324.30
John Stephens12424.00
New OrleansRetYardsAvgTD
Charles Lockett12121.00
Michael Irvin12626.00

Defensive Statistics

CarolinaTackAsstSackRPlayPPlay
ILB Frank Bush930.02816
S Solomon Wilcots930.03026
OLB Jim Morrissey510.01822
OLB Ron Rivera430.03126
CB Mike Mayock400.02514
DT Greg Brown310.01614
DE Charles Bennett310.02223
DE Richard Dent210.02624
ILB Jessie Solomon210.01714
CB Pat Ballage210.01621
S Barton Hundley210.0814
CB Arnold Brown200.03126
OLB Joe Comier200.0145
S Brett Maxie110.02614
DT Richard Turner100.01512
T Kevin Call10---------
DE Marcus Norman100.0124
CB Stan Petry100.0310
New OrleansTackAsstSackRPlayPPlay
ILB Sam Anno910.02145
OLB Tim Green720.01930
CB Issiac Holt710.01239
DE Keith Ferguson503.51938
CB Mike Richardson400.01744
DT Darryl Grant311.51936
S Deron Cherry300.01323
CB Leonard Coleman220.01838
CB Carl Lee210.01730
S Steve Gage210.0924
ILB Steve Busick200.0920
DE Walt Bowyer110.01937
ILB Darryl Talley110.01235
DE Jason Buck100.024
OLB Fred Strickland010.01120

Pass Rush Statistics

CarolinaSackBlockHurryKnockPPlay
DE Richard Dent0.001424
DE Charles Bennett0.001123
New OrleansSackBlockHurryKnockPPlay
DE Keith Ferguson3.502138
DT Darryl Grant1.501036
DE Walt Bowyer0.010037
DT Jumpy Geathers0.00209
DE Doug Reed0.001011
OLB Tim Green0.001030

Pass Defense Statistics

CarolinaCaughtDefnsdIntrcpPPlay
ILB Frank Bush50016
OLB Jim Morrissey40022
S Solomon Wilcots40026
CB Pat Ballage30021
CB Mike Mayock20014
OLB Ron Rivera20026
CB Arnold Brown10026
S Brett Maxie10014
ILB Jessie Solomon10014
S Barton Hundley10014
New OrleansCaughtDefnsdIntrcpPPlay
OLB Tim Green70030
CB Mike Richardson41044
CB Issiac Holt41039
ILB Sam Anno21045
S Steve Gage21024
ILB Darryl Talley20035
CB Carl Lee11030
CB Leonard Coleman11038
ILB Steve Busick10020
S Deron Cherry10023

Blocking Statistics

CarolinaKeyBlBlOppPancRPlySckAPPly
C Jamie Dukes36021145
T Kevin Call12021145
G Mark Bortz12021045
G Bruce Collie04021045
TE Tom Robinson03015010
T Robert Jenkins02021145
FB Kenny King0004112
TE Malcolm Scott00010142
New OrleansKeyBlBlOppPancRPlySckAPPly
T Tootie Robbins27031026
G Jeff Bregel22031026
C Jeff Dellenbach17031026
T Gary Kowalski07031026
G Jeff Zimmerman06031026
FB Patrick Shepard010705

Special Teams Tackles

CarolinaTacklesSTPlays
Tom Robinson121
Kenny King116
Emile Harry111
New OrleansTacklesSTPlays
Cedric Figaro218
Rick Aeilts120
Donald Jordan116
Patrick Shepard114
James Maness114
Tim Green113

Participation

CarolinaRPlyOffPPlyOffRPlyDefPPlyDefSTPlyTotal Plays
G Mark Bortz2145------773
T Kevin Call2145------773
G Bruce Collie2145------773
T Robert Jenkins2145------773
QB Steve Bono2145---------66
C Jamie Dukes2145---------66
OLB Ron Rivera------3126360
WR Emile Harry1732------1160
OLB Jim Morrissey------18221959
CB Arnold Brown------3126259
S Solomon Wilcots------3026258
TE Malcolm Scott1042---------52
RB John Stephens1532------552
DE Richard Dent------2624151
CB Pat Ballage------16211451
TE Paul Green935------751
DE Charles Bennett------2223247
WR Kelvin Martin1724------647
TE Tom Robinson1510------2146
ILB Frank Bush------2816145
WR James Lofton1124------944
CB Mike Mayock------2514241
S Brett Maxie------2614141
S Barton Hundley------8141537
DT Richard Turner------1512936
ILB Jessie Solomon------1714233
FB Kenny King412------1632
RB Toussaint Tyler610------1430
DT Greg Brown------1614---30
CB Stan Petry------310821
OLB Joe Comier------145120
WR J.T. Israel11------1618
DE Marcus Norman------124---16
ILB Erwin Grabisna------001212
DE Donald Evans------21811
P Brian Doherty00------77
C Edwin Jennings00------77
K Rolf Benirschke00------33
RB Alvin Moore02---------2
QB Burt Andersen00------11
WR Flipper Anderson01---------1
DT Pat Marlatt------10---1
T Ellis Gardner00---------0
G Carl Bax00---------0
DT Phillip Terhune------00---0
OLB Jerrol Williams------00---0
New OrleansRPlyOffPPlyOffRPlyDefPPlyDefSTPlyTotal Plays
CB Leonard Coleman------18381470
ILB Sam Anno------2145369
G Jeff Zimmerman3126------966
CB Mike Richardson------1744263
OLB Tim Green------19301362
DE Keith Ferguson------1938158
DE Walt Bowyer------1937258
CB Issiac Holt------1239758
T Tootie Robbins3126---------57
QB Marty Cortez3126---------57
T Gary Kowalski3126---------57
C Jeff Dellenbach3126---------57
G Jeff Bregel3126---------57
DT Darryl Grant------1936156
TE Chris Combs2826---------54
WR Haywood Jeffires2823---------51
OLB Fred Strickland------11202051
S Deron Cherry------13231349
ILB Darryl Talley------1235249
WR Michael Irvin2422------248
CB Carl Lee------1730---47
WR Steve Tasker1915------741
S Steve Gage------924740
RB George Adams2112---------33
ILB Steve Busick------920---29
RB Donald Jordan310------1629
FB Patrick Shepard75------1426
TE Rick Aeilts33------2026
TE Mike Williams146------121
DE Doug Reed------411621
CB Charles Dimry------812121
ILB Cedric Figaro------001818
DT Jumpy Geathers------29617
WR James Maness00------1414
RB Robert Lavette74---------11
C Joshua George00------99
T Brian Blados00------99
G Tyrone Sorrells00------99
G Rod Mounts00------99
K Rex Robinson00------77
P John Kidd00------77
WR Charles Lockett14------27
DE Jason Buck------24---6
P Mark Royals00------22
QB Jared Drake00---------0
C Courtney Hall00---------0

Directional Rushing Statistics

DistanceAttYardsAvg
Left320.7
Middle12685.7
Right6305.0
None000.0
DistanceAttYardsAvg
Left5214.2
Middle20452.3
Right6-1-0.2
None000.0

Detailed Passing Statistics

CarolinaAttCmp20+BdThDropDfnsHurrKnckIntc
Steve Bono40255016710
New OrleansAttCmp20+BdThDropDfnsHurrKnckIntc
Marty Cortez26241000250

Directional Passing Statistics

DistanceAttCompYardsAvg
Screen44297.3
Short (0-8 Yds)20131075.4
Medium (9-18 Yds)105585.8
Long (19+ Yds)637412.3
DistanceAttCompYardsAvg
Screen66528.7
Short (0-8 Yds)1413846.0
Medium (9-18 Yds)65315.2
Long (19+ Yds)0000.0

Detailed Receiving Statistics

CarolinaTargtCaugtDropdYards20+PPlay
WR James Lofton85156124
TE Malcolm Scott75058142
WR Emile Harry64036132
TE Paul Green52019035
TE Tom Robinson4103010
WR Kelvin Martin43053124
RB John Stephens43036132
RB Toussaint Tyler11010010
RB Alvin Moore110-302
New OrleansTargtCaugtDropdYards20+PPlay
WR Steve Tasker65051115
WR Michael Irvin55017022
RB Donald Jordan43028010
WR Haywood Jeffires44024023
TE Chris Combs33021026
TE Rick Aeilts220903
RB George Adams1107012
WR Charles Lockett1101004

Red-Zone Rushing Statistics

CarolinaAttYardsAvgOverall Avg
RB John Stephens111.003.38
New OrleansAttYardsAvgOverall Avg
RB Robert Lavette122.003.29

Red-Zone Passing Statistics

CarolinaAttCompYardsAvg/AttOverall Avg
Steve Bono1133.006.70
New OrleansAttCompYardsAvg/AttOverall Avg
Marty Cortez222613.006.42

Red-Zone Receiving Statistics

CarolinaTargetCatchYardsAvg/TargOverall Avg
TE Malcolm Scott1133.008.29
New OrleansTargetCatchYardsAvg/TargOverall Avg
WR Steve Tasker112020.008.50
WR Haywood Jeffires1166.006.00

Third Down Rushing Statistics

CarolinaRushesConversions
QB Steve Bono11
New OrleansRushesConversions
RB Donald Jordan20
QB Marty Cortez10
RB George Adams10

Third Down Passing Statistics

CarolinaAttCompConversions
Steve Bono1375
New OrleansAttCompConversions
Marty Cortez1094

Third Down Receiving Statistics

CarolinaTargCatchConversions
WR James Lofton322
TE Malcolm Scott311
RB John Stephens320
WR Emile Harry211
WR Kelvin Martin111
TE Paul Green100
New OrleansTargCatchConversions
RB Donald Jordan322
WR Steve Tasker222
WR Haywood Jeffires220
WR Michael Irvin220
TE Rick Aeilts110

SectionAttendance
Stadium53,000 (70,000 capacity)
Upper Deck15,800 (21,400)
End Zone10,300 (15,400)
Mezzanine6,800 (8,900)
Sideline Seats10,700 (13,600)
Club Seats6,100 (7,400)
Luxury Boxes3,300 (3,300)