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Saints vs. Chiefs: First Half Recap & 2nd Half Discussion Thread

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September 23, 2012; New Orleans, LA, USA;  New Orleans Saints running back Darren Sproles (43) prior to kickoff of a game against the Kansas City Chiefs at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome. Mandatory Credit: Derick E. Hingle-US PRESSWIRE
September 23, 2012; New Orleans, LA, USA; New Orleans Saints running back Darren Sproles (43) prior to kickoff of a game against the Kansas City Chiefs at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome. Mandatory Credit: Derick E. Hingle-US PRESSWIRE

With the first half completed, the Saints, are clinging to a 10-6 lead over the Kansas City Chiefs, as both teams are fighting for their first win of 2012.

The Saints were driving to a score in the late first half when the officials overturned a Pierre Thomas touchdown catch and run with video evidence that seemed inconclusive at best. Following a coverage sack of Drew Brees on third down, Garrett Hartley pushed a 38-yard field goal wide right to complete the three-part Saints scoring failure at the end of the half.

It's a good thing the defense held strong to keep the Chiefs from getting a score of their own at the end there before the clock hit :00.

Make the jump for the first half stats and to start chatting it up in the second half. And click on the picture for more pics from the game.


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Kansas City New Orleans
1st Downs 10 10
Passing 1st downs 8 8
Rushing 1st downs 2 2
1st downs from penalties 0 0
3rd down efficiency 2-6 3-7
4th down efficiency 0-0 0-0
Total Plays 32 31
Total Yards 177 218
Passing 121 149
Comp-Att 11-17 13-19
Yards per pass 7.1 7.8
Rushing 56 69
Rushing Attempts 13 10
Yards per rush 4.3 6.9
Red Zone (Made-Att) 0-1 1-2
Penalties 2-15 0-0
Turnovers 1 0
Fumbles lost 1 0
Interceptions thrown 0 0
Possession 14:52 15:08

NEW ORLEANS SAINTS
Passing CP/AT YDS TD INT
D. Brees 13/19 170 1 0
Rushing CAR YDS TD LG
D. Sproles 3 55 0 47
M. Ingram 4 10 0 4
P. Thomas 3 4 0 3
Receiving REC YDS TD LG
M. Colston 2 27 0 19
L. Moore 3 36 1 17
J. Graham 2 9 0 7
D. Henderson 2 43 0 36
P. Thomas 4 55 0 27
Fumbles FUM LOST REC YDS
C. Jordan 0 0 1 0
Kicking FG LG XP PTS
G. Hartley 1/2 40 1/1 4
Punting NO AVG I20 LG
T. Morstead 2 41 0 70
Kickoff Returns NO AVG TD LG
D. Sproles 2 20 0 21
Punt Returns NO AVG TD LG
D. Sproles 1 2 0 2

KANSAS CITY CHIEFS
Passing CP/AT YDS TD INT
M. Cassel 11/17 128 0 0
Rushing CAR YDS TD LG
J. Charles 9 37 0 11
P. Hillis 2 9 0 5
D. McCluster 1 5 0 5
S. Draughn 1 5 0 5
Receiving REC YDS TD LG
D. McCluster 2 25 0 20
D. Bowe 3 35 0 15
T. Moeaki 1 7 0 7
J. Charles 3 37 0 19
J. Baldwin 1 14 0 14
S. Draughn 1 10 0 10
Fumbles FUM LOST REC YDS
M. Cassel 1 1 0 0
Kicking FG LG XP PTS
R. Succop 2/2 45 0/0 6
Punting NO AVG I20 LG
D. Colquitt 2 44 2 55
Kickoff Returns NO AVG TD LG
J. Arenas 2 22 0 27
Punt Returns NO AVG TD LG
J. Arenas 1 24 0 24