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BOXSCORE | PLAY-BY-PLAY | RECAP
Carolina 41, New Orleans 38
When: 4:25 PM ET, Sunday, December 6, 2015
Where: Mercedes-Benz Superdome, New Orleans, Louisiana
Temperature: Dome
Head Official: Brad Allen
Attendance: 73097
Final Scoring Summary
 
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Carolina 013141441
New Orleans 14281438
SCORING
Scoring Summary
1st Quarter - 8:16
New Orleans TD New Orleans 7 - Carolina 0
Benjamin Watson 14 yd. pass from Drew Brees (Kai Forbath kick)
1st Quarter - 4:04
New Orleans TD New Orleans 14 - Carolina 0
Stephone Anthony 31 yd. fumble recovery (Kai Forbath kick)
2nd Quarter - 14:55
Carolina TD New Orleans 14 - Carolina 7
Mike Tolbert 12 yd. pass from Cam Newton (Graham Gano kick)
2nd Quarter - 1:55
Carolina TD New Orleans 14 - Carolina 13
Jonathan Stewart 5 yd. run (kick failed)
2nd Quarter - 1:55
New Orleans FCR New Orleans 16 - Carolina 13
3rd Quarter - 10:21
Carolina TD New Orleans 16 - Carolina 20
Ted Ginn 13 yd. pass from Cam Newton (Graham Gano kick)
3rd Quarter - 4:56
Carolina TD New Orleans 16 - Carolina 27
Devin Funchess 13 yd. pass from Cam Newton (Graham Gano kick)
3rd Quarter - 2:51
New Orleans TD New Orleans 24 - Carolina 27
Brandin Cooks 54 yd. pass from Drew Brees (Mark Ingram run)
4th Quarter - 14:02
New Orleans TD New Orleans 31 - Carolina 27
Brandon Coleman 24 yd. pass from Drew Brees (Kai Forbath kick)
4th Quarter - 11:54
Carolina TD New Orleans 31 - Carolina 34
Ted Ginn 45 yd. pass from Cam Newton (Graham Gano kick)
4th Quarter - 5:21
New Orleans TD New Orleans 38 - Carolina 34
Mark Ingram 9 yd. run (Kai Forbath kick)
4th Quarter - 1:05
Carolina TD New Orleans 38 - Carolina 41
Jerricho Cotchery 15 yd. pass from Cam Newton (Graham Gano kick)
TEAMS
Team Stats
  Carolina New Orleans
1st Downs 33 21
Rushing 9 5
Passing 18 13
Penalty 6 3
3rd Down Conversions 3-8 3-10
4th Down Conversions 2-2 0-1
Punts-Average 3-38.0 5-40.8
Return Yards 47 55
Punts-Returns 0-0 2-7
Kickoffs-Returns 2-47 1-26
Int - Returns 1-0 1-22
Penalties-Yards 8-87 11-104
Fumbles-Lost 2-2 1-0
Time of Possession 36:34 23:26
Total Net Yards 497 334
Total Plays 76 58
Average Gain 6.5 5.8
Net Yards Rushing 175 70
Rushes 34 14
Average/Rush 5.1 5.0
Net Yards Passing 322 264
Comp-Att 28-41 24-42
Yards/Pass 7.7 6.0
Sacked-Yards Lost 1-9 2-18
Had Intercepted 1 1
Touchdowns 6 5
Rushing 1 1
Passing 5 3
Other 0 1
Extra Points 5-6 5-5
Field Goals 0-0 0-1
Red Zone Efficiency 5-6-83% 2-2-100%
Goal To Go Efficiency 3-3-100% 1-1-100%
Safeties 0 0
PLAYER STATS
Passing
  COMP/ATT YDS TD INT
C. Newton 28/41 331 5 1
Passing
  COMP/ATT YDS TD INT
D. Brees 24/42 282 3 1
Rushing
  ATT YDS AVG TD LG
J. Stewart 21 82 3.9 1 22
C. Newton 10 49 4.9 0 30
M. Tolbert 2 33 16.5 0 29
F. Whittaker 1 11 11.0 0 11
Rushing
  ATT YDS AVG TD LG
M. Ingram 12 56 4.7 1 14
D. Brees 1 12 12.0 0 12
T. Hightower 1 2 2.0 0 2
Receiving
  TAR REC YDS AVG TD LG
G. Olsen 12 9 129 14.3 0 32
T. Ginn 10 5 80 16.0 2 45
J. Stewart 3 3 31 10.3 0 15
E. Dickson 3 3 27 9.0 0 16
J. Cotchery 3 3 26 8.7 1 15
M. Tolbert 3 2 18 9.0 1 12
D. Funchess 3 1 13 13.0 1 13
P. Brown 4 2 7 3.5 0 5
Receiving
  TAR REC YDS AVG TD LG
B. Cooks 10 6 104 17.3 1 54
B. Coleman 7 4 73 18.2 1 31
B. Watson 8 4 38 9.5 1 14
M. Ingram 6 4 23 5.8 0 11
M. Hoomanawanui 1 1 19 19.0 0 19
M. Colston 3 1 14 14.0 0 14
J. Hill 3 2 11 5.5 0 7
T. Graham 1 1 0 0.0 0 0
C. Spiller 2 1 0 0.0 0 0
Interceptions
  NO. YDS TD
K. Coleman 1 0 0
Interceptions
  NO. YDS TD
D. Breaux 1 22 0
Sacks
  NO. YDS
K. Short 1.0 9.0
T. Davis 1.0 9.0
Sacks
  NO. YDS
C. Jordan 1.0 9.0
Tackles For Loss
  NO.
K. Love 1.0
K. Short 1.0
B. Benwikere 1.0
T. Davis 1.0
Tackles For Loss
  NO.
K. Wilson 1.0
C. Jordan 1.0
B. Richardson 1.0
T. Davison 1.0
Fumbles
  NO.
J. Stewart 1
G. Olsen 1
Fumbles
  NO.
M. Ingram 1