Week 2, 1989

played in New England, MA

78 degrees, rain, 7 mph wind

New Orleans Saints0620-8
New England Patriots7003-10

Scoring Summary
1Q: 09:03 NED - Jerry Rice 53 pass from Jeff Hostetler (John Carney extra point)
2Q: 14:04 NOS - Rex Robinson 33 field goal
2Q: 00:43 NOS - Rex Robinson 25 field goal
3Q: 08:41 NOS - Safety: Fred Strickland tackled ball carrier in end zone
4Q: 08:36 NED - John Carney 22 field goal

Team StatisticsNOSNED
Record1-12-0
First Downs1414
- by Rushing56
- by Passing87
- by Penalty11
Total Net Yards252252
- Offensive Plays6462
- Yards per Play3.944.06
Net Rushing Yards117106
- Rushing Attempts2427
- Yards per Rush4.883.93
Net Passing Yards135146
- Att./Comp./Intrcpt36 - 20 - 232 - 21 - 0
- Gross Passing Yards161167
- Sacks/Yards Lost4/263/21
- Yards per Pass Play3.384.17
Fumbles/Lost4/12/1
3rd Down Conversions2/144/14
- Avg. YtG on 3rd Down8.211.7
4th Down Conversions1/10/0
Penalties/Yards8/649/50
Punt Returns/Yards2/115/29
Kick Returns/Yards3/700/0
Interception Ret./Yards0/02/0
2pt Conversions0/00/0
Red Zone Visits21
- Red Zone TDs/FGs0/20/1
Avg. Drive StartOWN 29OWN 28
Time of Possession29:5330:07

Drive Charts

New Orleans Saints
QuarBeganPossFromPlaysYardsResult
115:003:11OWN 23442Punt
18:442:39OWN 363-3Punt
14:185:22OWN 61178Field Goal
212:231:18503-2Punt
29:351:40OWN 3743Interception
25:331:54OWN 2039Punt
22:452:07OWN 40752Field Goal
313:364:55OWN 261024Punt
38:353:15OPP 47617Fumble
32:141:25OWN 2037Punt
414:100:45OWN 103-2Punt
48:312:04OWN 937Punt
44:041:14OWN 333-5Punt
42:330:10OWN 4710Interception
New England Patriots
QuarBeganPossFromPlaysYardsResult
111:493:05OWN 20680Touchdown
16:051:47OWN 2835Punt
213:561:33OWN 253-21Punt
211:051:30OWN 2039Punt
27:552:22OPP 4953Punt
23:390:54OWN 213-1Punt
20:380:38OWN 25426Half
315:001:24OWN 2532Punt
38:410:06OWN 11-1Safety
35:203:06OWN 30525Punt
30:491:39OWN 34410Punt
413:254:54501145Field Goal
46:272:23OWN 323-3Punt
42:500:17OWN 36217Fumble
42:232:23OWN 35631Game

Game MVP: Jeff Hostetler, New England Patriots

Rushing Statistics

New OrleansAttYardsAvgLG10+TD
RB Robert Lavette191075.634630
RB Donald Jordan242.00300
RB George Adams231.50200
QB Marty Cortez133.00300
New EnglandAttYardsAvgLG10+TD
RB Derrick Harmon16764.752230
RB Craig Heyward7131.86800
QB Jeff Hostetler4174.251010

Passing Statistics

New OrleansAttCompYardsSk/YdTDLGIntRate
Marty Cortez36201614/26026243.9
New EnglandAttCompYardsSk/YdTDLGIntRate
Jeff Hostetler32211673/21153088.9

Receiving Statistics

New OrleansCatchTargYardsAvgYACLGTD
WR Haywood Jeffires1019888.8032260
WR Michael Irvin44246.00990
WR Steve Tasker25147.00080
TE Chris Combs1399.00090
TE Mike Williams1144.00040
TE Tony Davis1188.00580
WR Charles Lockett111414.000140
RB Donald Jordan0100.00000
RB Robert Lavette0100.00000
New EnglandCatchTargYardsAvgYACLGTD
WR Jerry Rice101511211.2078531
RB Craig Heyward5561.208100
FB Dwayne Crutchfield2284.00060
TE Greg Baty22115.500110
WR Walter Murray121515.000150
TE Pat Kelly131515.009150
RB Derrick Harmon0100.00000
WR Mark Jackson0200.00000

Interception Statistics

New OrleansIntsYardsAvgTD
New EnglandIntsYardsAvgTD
ILB Hal Garner100.000
CB Rod Jones100.000

Fumble Statistics

New OrleansFumbRecovForceTD
RB Robert Lavette3100
QB Marty Cortez1000
TE Chris Combs0100
WR Steve Tasker0100
OLB Tim Green0100
DE Keith Ferguson0010
ILB Darryl Talley0010
New EnglandFumbRecovForceTD
RB Derrick Harmon2000
DE Mike Gann0110
QB Jeff Hostetler0100
DT Ted Vincent0020
ILB Hal Garner0010

Punting Statistics

New OrleansPuntYardsAvgNetLGIn20
John Kidd942347.039.3562
New EnglandPuntYardsAvgNetLGIn20
Monte Robbins941245.840.1592

Kicking Statistics

New OrleansFGs40+Yd50+YdLGPAT
Rex Robinson2/20/00/0330/0
New EnglandFGs40+Yd50+YdLGPAT
John Carney1/10/00/0221/1

Punt Return Statistics

New OrleansRetYardsAvgTD
Issiac Holt2115.50
New EnglandRetYardsAvgTD
Reggie Langhorne5295.80

Kick Return Statistics

New OrleansRetYardsAvgTD
Michael Irvin37023.30
New EnglandRetYardsAvgTD

Defensive Statistics

New OrleansTackAsstSackRPlayPPlay
CB Mike Richardson501.02532
DE Keith Ferguson520.52129
OLB Fred Strickland510.01319
ILB Sam Anno411.02533
OLB Jesse Penn400.51718
OLB Tim Green420.02325
S Steve Gage400.01024
ILB Darryl Talley320.01317
CB Issiac Holt310.01123
S Brad Edwards310.01820
DT Darryl Grant300.02429
S Deron Cherry250.02626
CB Carl Lee110.02020
CB Leonard Coleman110.01523
TE Chris Combs10---------
DE Doug Reed100.0910
DT Jumpy Geathers100.036
WR Haywood Jeffires10---------
DE Walt Bowyer020.02329
New EnglandTackAsstSackRPlayPPlay
S Greg Jackson810.02227
CB Tim Gordon630.02238
DE Mike Gann512.02023
DT Ted Vincent410.51419
OLB Will Johnson420.02127
DT Tony Woods420.02026
S Chuck Cecil410.02327
S James Griffin300.0113
CB Donnie Elder300.01935
S Dextor Clickscale200.0213
ILB Hal Garner140.51834
DT Stan Mataele110.51322
OLB Todd Shell100.016
CB Rod Jones100.01518
CB Kevin Walker100.01024
DE Eric Dorsey010.52440

Pass Rush Statistics

New OrleansSackBlockHurryKnockPPlay
ILB Sam Anno1.001133
CB Mike Richardson1.000032
OLB Jesse Penn0.501018
DE Keith Ferguson0.500029
DE Walt Bowyer0.010029
OLB Fred Strickland0.010019
DT Jumpy Geathers0.00106
CB Issiac Holt0.001023
New EnglandSackBlockHurryKnockPPlay
DE Mike Gann2.001023
DT Stan Mataele0.503022
DE Eric Dorsey0.501140
ILB Hal Garner0.501034
DT Ted Vincent0.500019

Pass Defense Statistics

New OrleansCaughtDefnsdIntrcpPPlay
CB Mike Richardson40032
S Steve Gage21024
ILB Darryl Talley20017
OLB Jesse Penn20018
CB Issiac Holt20023
OLB Tim Green20025
CB Carl Lee11020
DE Keith Ferguson10029
DT Darryl Grant10029
S Deron Cherry10026
CB Leonard Coleman10023
OLB Fred Strickland10019
S Brad Edwards10020
New EnglandCaughtDefnsdIntrcpPPlay
CB Tim Gordon51038
CB Donnie Elder30035
OLB Will Johnson30027
S Greg Jackson30027
S James Griffin22013
S Dextor Clickscale20013
S Chuck Cecil11027
CB Kevin Walker10024
ILB Hal Garner00134
CB Rod Jones00118

Blocking Statistics

New OrleansKeyBlBlOppPancRPlySckAPPly
T Tootie Robbins24024040
G Jeff Bregel22024340
T Gary Kowalski17024040
G Jeff Zimmerman15024040
TE Chris Combs11024039
C Jeff Dellenbach03024140
FB Patrick Shepard010305
New EnglandKeyBlBlOppPancRPlySckAPPly
C Bo Hallock27027135
G Gregg Harris23027035
T Nick Eyre13027035
TE Greg Baty12019024
T Dan Remsberg06027135
G David Diaz-Infante02027035
RB Craig Heyward0009120

Special Teams Tackles

New OrleansTacklesSTPlays
Jesse Penn126
Steve Tasker116
Tim Green112
Brian Blados111
Tyrone Sorrells111
New EnglandTacklesSTPlays
Greg Jackson214
Reggie Langhorne116
Joe Levelis110
Craig Heyward11

Participation

New OrleansRPlyOffPPlyOffRPlyDefPPlyDefSTPlyTotal Plays
G Jeff Zimmerman2440------1175
G Jeff Bregel2440------1175
ILB Sam Anno------25331472
T Tootie Robbins2440---------64
QB Marty Cortez2440---------64
T Gary Kowalski2440---------64
C Jeff Dellenbach2440---------64
TE Chris Combs2439---------63
S Deron Cherry------26261062
WR Steve Tasker1828------1662
WR Haywood Jeffires2339---------62
WR Michael Irvin2236------462
OLB Jesse Penn------17182661
OLB Tim Green------23251260
CB Mike Richardson------2532158
CB Leonard Coleman------15231755
DT Darryl Grant------2429154
S Brad Edwards------18201654
DE Walt Bowyer------2329153
DE Keith Ferguson------2129151
CB Issiac Holt------11231044
CB Carl Lee------2020---40
RB Robert Lavette2020---------40
S Steve Gage------1024135
RB Donald Jordan214------1834
OLB Fred Strickland------1319133
ILB Darryl Talley------1317---30
TE Mike Williams01------2728
DE Doug Reed------910928
FB Patrick Shepard35------1826
DT Jumpy Geathers------36918
WR James Maness00------1818
TE Tony Davis58---------13
WR Charles Lockett14------712
C Joshua George00------1111
T Brian Blados00------1111
G Tyrone Sorrells00------1111
P John Kidd00------99
RB George Adams26---------8
K Rex Robinson00------55
DE Jason Buck------12---3
P Mark Royals00------22
ILB Steve Busick------00---0
RB Buford McGee00---------0
QB Jared Drake00---------0
C Courtney Hall00---------0
New EnglandRPlyOffPPlyOffRPlyDefPPlyDefSTPlyTotal Plays
G David Diaz-Infante2735------1476
G Gregg Harris2735------1072
DE Eric Dorsey------2440266
CB Donnie Elder------19351165
S Greg Jackson------22271463
T Nick Eyre2735---------62
QB Jeff Hostetler2735---------62
T Dan Remsberg2735---------62
CB Tim Gordon------2238262
C Bo Hallock2735---------62
WR Mark Jackson2731------361
OLB Will Johnson------21271260
WR Jerry Rice2633---------59
ILB Hal Garner------1834153
CB Kevin Walker------10241751
S Chuck Cecil------2327151
DT Tony Woods------2026147
TE Greg Baty1924------245
DE Mike Gann------2023144
DT Stan Mataele------1322237
CB Rod Jones------1518336
DT Ted Vincent------1419---33
S Dextor Clickscale------2131732
FB Dwayne Crutchfield510------1732
DE Brent Williams------4171031
RB Derrick Harmon1713---------30
TE Robert Awalt33------2430
RB Craig Heyward920------130
WR Reggie Langhorne310------1629
WR Walter Murray1118---------29
TE Pat Kelly1511---------26
ILB Greg Manusky------751325
DT Mike Ruth------1131024
OLB Todd Shell------161522
OLB Kiki DeAyala------713121
WR Wesley Walker01------1718
RB Tracy Johnson01------1617
S James Griffin------113115
T Lindsey Mason00------1010
G Joe Levelis00------1010
C Butch Brennan00------1010
P Monte Robbins00------1010
C Mark Stepnoski00------99
K John Carney00------55
S Mike Hatchett------00---0
QB Abel Money00---------0

Directional Rushing Statistics

DistanceAttYardsAvg
Left6477.8
Middle10585.8
Right8121.5
None000.0
DistanceAttYardsAvg
Left6335.5
Middle12534.4
Right8222.8
None1-2-2.0

Detailed Passing Statistics

New OrleansAttCmp20+BdThDropDfnsHurrKnckIntc
Marty Cortez36201224612
New EnglandAttCmp20+BdThDropDfnsHurrKnckIntc
Jeff Hostetler32212032410

Directional Passing Statistics

DistanceAttCompYardsAvg
Screen84465.8
Short (0-8 Yds)1511513.4
Medium (9-18 Yds)115645.8
Long (19+ Yds)2000.0
DistanceAttCompYardsAvg
Screen3282.7
Short (0-8 Yds)20161135.7
Medium (9-18 Yds)53469.2
Long (19+ Yds)4000.0

Detailed Receiving Statistics

New OrleansTargtCaugtDropdYards20+PPlay
WR Haywood Jeffires1910288139
WR Steve Tasker52014028
WR Michael Irvin44024036
TE Chris Combs3109039
TE Mike Williams110401
RB Donald Jordan1000014
RB Robert Lavette1000020
TE Tony Davis110808
WR Charles Lockett1101404
New EnglandTargtCaugtDropdYards20+PPlay
WR Jerry Rice15102112233
RB Craig Heyward5506020
TE Pat Kelly31115011
FB Dwayne Crutchfield2208010
TE Greg Baty22011024
WR Walter Murray21015018
WR Mark Jackson2000031
RB Derrick Harmon1000013

Red-Zone Rushing Statistics

New OrleansAttYardsAvgOverall Avg
RB Donald Jordan111.002.00
New EnglandAttYardsAvgOverall Avg
QB Jeff Hostetler188.004.25

Red-Zone Passing Statistics

New OrleansAttCompYardsAvg/AttOverall Avg
Marty Cortez42112.754.47
New EnglandAttCompYardsAvg/AttOverall Avg
Jeff Hostetler21-1-0.505.22

Red-Zone Receiving Statistics

New OrleansTargetCatchYardsAvg/TargOverall Avg
WR Haywood Jeffires3131.004.63
WR Michael Irvin1188.006.00
New EnglandTargetCatchYardsAvg/TargOverall Avg
RB Craig Heyward11-1-1.001.20
TE Pat Kelly1000.005.00

Third Down Rushing Statistics

New OrleansRushesConversions
RB Donald Jordan21
New EnglandRushesConversions
RB Craig Heyward32
QB Jeff Hostetler10

Third Down Passing Statistics

New OrleansAttCompConversions
Marty Cortez1141
New EnglandAttCompConversions
Jeff Hostetler872

Third Down Receiving Statistics

New OrleansTargCatchConversions
WR Haywood Jeffires510
WR Steve Tasker211
TE Chris Combs100
TE Mike Williams110
RB Donald Jordan100
WR Michael Irvin110
New EnglandTargCatchConversions
WR Jerry Rice541
TE Greg Baty110
WR Walter Murray111
RB Craig Heyward110

SectionAttendance
Stadium61,900 (70,000 capacity)
Upper Deck18,800 (21,400)
End Zone14,000 (15,400)
Mezzanine8,100 (8,900)
Sideline Seats11,600 (13,600)
Club Seats6,600 (7,400)
Luxury Boxes2,800 (3,300)