League Championship: New Orleans vs. Houston

January 25, 2026
64°
Arizona Stadium (Phoenix, AZ) Attendance: 63,400 (100%)
NOS has won the toss and elected to defer.
(15:00) 16-Paul Gaines kicks 74 yards from NOS 35 to HOU -9. 89-James Ford to HOU 19 for 29 yards. Tackle by 58-Guadalupe Liggins.
Offensive Play: Kickoff
Defensive Play: Kick Return
1-10-HOU 19 (14:54) 6-Denny Munoz sacked at HOU 12 for -7 yards. Sack allowed by 64-Henry Ostrander. (33-Michael Robb)
Defensive Play: Quarter Normal CB3 CB4 Blitz - Pass Key
2-17-HOU 12 (14:12) 6-Denny Munoz pass complete to 80-Jason Harris to HOU 29 for 17 yards. Tackle by 56-William Suhr.
Defensive Play: Nickel 3-3-5 Cover 2 Man Under - Pass Key
3-1-HOU 29 (13:26) 6-Denny Munoz pass complete to 82-Arthur Brandon to HOU 44 for 15 yards. Tackle by 57-Wade Ferraro.
Defensive Play: 4-3 Normal Double WR1 - Run Key
1-10-HOU 44 (12:45) 6-Denny Munoz pass complete to 19-Eugenio Poarch to NOS 47 for 10 yards. Tackle by 41-Micheal Daigle.
Offensive Play: I Formation 3WR WR Out
Defensive Play: Nickel Normal Double LB Blitz - Pass Key
2-1-NOS 47 (12:06) 6-Denny Munoz pass incomplete, intended for 83-Patrick Robinson. Pressure by 54-Corey Robert.
3-1-NOS 47 (12:02) PENALTY - False Start (HOU 19-Eugenio Poarch)
Defensive Play: Nickel Normal CB3 MLB Blitz - Run Key
3-5-HOU 48 (12:02) 6-Denny Munoz pass incomplete, intended for 46-Dale See. Pass knocked down by 54-Corey Robert. Pressure by 58-Guadalupe Liggins.
Defensive Play: 46 Heavy WLB Blitz
4-5-HOU 48 (11:58) 4-Monty Taylor punts 59 yards to NOS -7. HOU 60-Jeffery Perry was injured on the play. PENALTY - Holding (HOU 97-John Rosenberg)
Offensive Play: Punt
Defensive Play: Punt Return
4-15-HOU 38 (11:50) 4-Monty Taylor punts 43 yards to NOS 19. 17-Charles Smith to NOS 21 for 3 yards. Tackle by 35-James McGregor.
Offensive Play: Punt
Defensive Play: Punt Return
1-10-NOS 21 (11:43) 19-Duncan Burris pass complete to 17-Charles Smith to NOS 31 for 11 yards. Tackle by 22-Paul Gilmore.
Offensive Play: Singleback Big WR Deep
Defensive Play: 46 Heavy WLB Blitz - Pass Key
1-10-NOS 31 (10:59) 19-Duncan Burris pass incomplete, intended for 84-Brian Buell.
Defensive Play: Dime Flat Overload Blitz - Run Key
2-10-NOS 31 (10:56) 21-Terry Allen ran to NOS 32 for 1 yards. Tackle by 22-Paul Gilmore.
Defensive Play: Goal Line Attack #3 - Run Key
3-9-NOS 32 (10:21) 19-Duncan Burris pass incomplete, intended for 17-Charles Smith. Pass knocked down by 22-Paul Gilmore.
Defensive Play: Quarter Normal Man Cover 2 - Pass Key
4-9-NOS 32 (10:15) 1-Randal Cobb punts 56 yards to HOU 11. 89-James Ford to HOU 18 for 6 yards. Tackle by 54-Corey Robert.
Offensive Play: Punt
Defensive Play: Punt Return
1-10-HOU 18 (10:07) 6-Denny Munoz pass complete to 80-Jason Harris to HOU 24 for 7 yards. Tackle by 54-Corey Robert. HOU 80-Jason Harris was injured on the play.
Defensive Play: 46 Heavy 1 Deep SS MLB Blitz - Run Key
2-3-HOU 24 (9:28) 6-Denny Munoz pass complete to 19-Eugenio Poarch for 76 yards. TOUCHDOWN! Pressure by 58-Guadalupe Liggins. HOU 6 NOS 0
Defensive Play: 4-3 Normal WLB MLB Blitz - Run Key
(9:17) Extra point GOOD by 9-Luis Fowler. HOU 7 NOS 0
Offensive Play: Field Goal
Defensive Play: FG Block
(9:17) 9-Luis Fowler kicks 74 yards from HOU 35 to NOS -9. Touchback.
Offensive Play: Kickoff
Defensive Play: Kick Return
1-10-NOS 25 (9:17) 19-Duncan Burris pass incomplete, intended for 17-Charles Smith. Pass knocked down by 97-John Rosenberg.
Defensive Play: 4-3 Normal Man OLB Flat Zone - Pass Key
2-10-NOS 25 (9:12) 21-Terry Allen ran to NOS 25 for a short loss. Tackle by 22-Paul Gilmore.
Defensive Play: Goal Line Attack #3 - Run Key
3-10-NOS 25 (8:29) 19-Duncan Burris pass incomplete, intended for 21-Terry Allen. Pass knocked down by 37-Ben Smith. Pressure by 65-Sheldon Smith.
Defensive Play: Quarter Normal Man Cover 2 - Pass Key
4-10-NOS 25 (8:23) 1-Randal Cobb punts 46 yards to HOU 30. 89-James Ford to HOU 33 for 4 yards. Tackle by 24-Richard McMillan. NOS 75-Adam Lederman was injured on the play.
Offensive Play: Punt
Defensive Play: Punt Return
1-10-HOU 33 (8:16) 6-Denny Munoz pass complete to 82-Arthur Brandon to HOU 39 for 6 yards. Tackle by 48-John Bulloch. NOS 95-Horace Nowlin was injured on the play.
Defensive Play: 46 Heavy WLB Blitz
2-4-HOU 39 (7:30) 32-Hector Graf ran to HOU 41 for 3 yards. Tackle by 48-John Bulloch.
Defensive Play: 4-3 Normal Double WR1
3-2-HOU 41 (6:56) 32-Hector Graf ran to HOU 41 for -1 yards. Tackle by 93-Sean Vitiello.
Defensive Play: 4-3 Normal Double WR1 - Run Key
4-2-HOU 41 (6:20) 4-Monty Taylor punts 45 yards to NOS 14.
Offensive Play: Punt
Defensive Play: Punt Return
1-10-NOS 14 (6:13) 19-Duncan Burris pass complete to 17-Charles Smith to NOS 31 for 17 yards. Tackle by 22-Paul Gilmore.
Defensive Play: Dime Flat 2 Deep Man Under - Pass Key
1-10-NOS 31 (5:33) 21-Terry Allen ran to NOS 30 for -1 yards. Tackle by 22-Paul Gilmore. HOU 77-Donald Best was injured on the play.
Defensive Play: Goal Line Attack #3 - Pass Key
2-11-NOS 30 (4:50) 19-Duncan Burris pass incomplete, intended for 21-Terry Allen. Pressure by 52-Jose Martinez.
Defensive Play: Dime Normal Double WR1 WR2 - Pass Key
3-11-NOS 30 (4:46) 19-Duncan Burris pass incomplete, intended for 21-Terry Allen. Pressure by 52-Jose Martinez.
Defensive Play: Nickel Normal SS Blitz - Pass Key
4-11-NOS 30 (4:41) 1-Randal Cobb punts 45 yards to HOU 25. Fair Catch by 89-James Ford.
Offensive Play: Punt
Defensive Play: Punt Return
1-10-HOU 25 (4:35) 32-Hector Graf ran to HOU 28 for 3 yards. Tackle by 48-John Bulloch.
Defensive Play: 46 Heavy WLB Blitz - Pass Key
2-7-HOU 28 (4:00) 32-Hector Graf ran to HOU 30 for 2 yards. Tackle by 54-Corey Robert.
Defensive Play: 46 Heavy 1 Deep SS MLB Blitz - Run Key
3-5-HOU 30 (3:25) 6-Denny Munoz pass incomplete, intended for 19-Eugenio Poarch. Pass knocked down by 27-Steve Atwater.
4-5-HOU 30 (3:20) 4-Monty Taylor punts 50 yards to NOS 20. Fair Catch by 17-Charles Smith.
Offensive Play: Punt
Defensive Play: Punt Return
1-10-NOS 20 (3:13) 21-Terry Allen ran to NOS 21 for 1 yards. Tackle by 21-Peter Gibson.
Defensive Play: Nickel Blitz Stunt Blitz - Pass Key
2-9-NOS 21 (2:34) 19-Duncan Burris pass incomplete, intended for 21-Terry Allen. Pass knocked down by 57-George Czerwinski.
Defensive Play: Dime Normal Double WR1 WR2 - Pass Key
3-9-NOS 21 (2:29) 19-Duncan Burris pass incomplete, intended for 21-Terry Allen.
Defensive Play: Dime Normal Double WR1 WR2 - Pass Key
4-9-NOS 21 (2:23) 1-Randal Cobb punts 45 yards to HOU 34. 89-James Ford to HOU 37 for 3 yards. Tackle by 58-Guadalupe Liggins.
Offensive Play: Punt
Defensive Play: Punt Return
1-10-HOU 37 (2:15) 6-Denny Munoz pass complete to 19-Eugenio Poarch to NOS 42 for 21 yards. Tackle by 27-Steve Atwater.
1-10-NOS 42 (1:38) 6-Denny Munoz pass incomplete, intended for 12-Kenneth Lister.
Defensive Play: Dime Normal LB Blitz - Pass Key
2-10-NOS 42 (1:35) 6-Denny Munoz pass complete to 19-Eugenio Poarch to NOS 34 for 8 yards. Tackle by 54-Corey Robert.
Defensive Play: Nickel Normal CB3 MLB Blitz - Pass Key
3-2-NOS 34 (0:50) 6-Denny Munoz pass complete to 12-Kenneth Lister for 34 yards. TOUCHDOWN! NOS 69-Christopher Lane was injured on the play. HOU 13 NOS 0
Defensive Play: Nickel Normal CB3 MLB Blitz - Run Key
(0:45) Extra point GOOD by 9-Luis Fowler. HOU 14 NOS 0
Offensive Play: Field Goal
Defensive Play: FG Block
(0:45) 9-Luis Fowler kicks 74 yards from HOU 35 to NOS -9. Touchback.
Offensive Play: Kickoff
Defensive Play: Kick Return
1-10-NOS 25 (0:45) 19-Duncan Burris pass incomplete, dropped by 32-Gil Francis. NOS 54-Corey Robert was injured on the play. HOU 67-Sean Kimball was injured on the play. HOU 52-Jose Martinez was injured on the play.
Defensive Play: 4-3 Normal Man Under 1 - Pass Key
2-10-NOS 25 (0:42) 19-Duncan Burris pass incomplete, intended for 17-Charles Smith. Pass knocked down by 35-James McGregor.
Defensive Play: Nickel Normal Shallow Zone Deep - Pass Key
3-10-NOS 25 (0:37) 19-Duncan Burris sacked at NOS 18 for -7 yards. Sack allowed by 84-Brian Buell. (65-Sheldon Smith)
Defensive Play: Dime Flat 2 Deep Man Under - Pass Key
4-17-NOS 18 (0:02) 1-Randal Cobb punts 51 yards to HOU 31. 89-James Ford to HOU 36 for 5 yards. Tackle by 58-Guadalupe Liggins.
Offensive Play: Punt
Defensive Play: Punt Return
End of first quarter.
1-10-HOU 36 (15:00) 32-Hector Graf ran to HOU 38 for 2 yards. Tackle by 29-David Shade.
Defensive Play: Nickel Normal CB3 LB Blitz - Pass Key
2-8-HOU 38 (14:17) 32-Hector Graf ran to HOU 38 for 1 yards. Tackle by 23-Deangelo Hall.
Defensive Play: Nickel Blitz Stunt Blitz - Pass Key
3-8-HOU 38 (13:44) 6-Denny Munoz pass incomplete, intended for 82-Arthur Brandon.
Defensive Play: Nickel Blitz Stunt Blitz - Pass Key
4-8-HOU 38 (13:40) 4-Monty Taylor punts 50 yards to NOS 12. 17-Charles Smith to NOS 23 for 11 yards. Tackle by 77-Donald Best.
Offensive Play: Punt
Defensive Play: Punt Return
1-10-NOS 23 (13:31) 19-Duncan Burris pass complete to 32-Gil Francis to NOS 17 for -5 yards. Tackle by 56-Bruce Roberson.
Defensive Play: Nickel Normal Double WR1 - Pass Key
2-15-NOS 17 (12:52) 32-Gil Francis ran to NOS 19 for 2 yards. Tackle by 77-Donald Best.
Defensive Play: Nickel Blitz Stunt Blitz - Run Key
3-13-NOS 19 (12:09) 19-Duncan Burris pass complete to 40-Joseph Volpe to NOS 40 for 21 yards. Tackle by 35-James McGregor.
Offensive Play: Singleback Big WR Deep
Defensive Play: 4-3 Normal Double WR2 - Pass Key
1-10-NOS 40 (11:31) 19-Duncan Burris pass incomplete, intended for 17-Charles Smith. Pass knocked down by 22-Paul Gilmore.
Defensive Play: 46 Heavy 1 Deep SS MLB Blitz - Pass Key
2-10-NOS 40 (11:28) 19-Duncan Burris pass incomplete, intended for 32-Gil Francis. Pass knocked down by 35-James McGregor.
Defensive Play: 4-3 Normal Man OLB Flat Zone - Pass Key
3-10-NOS 40 (11:23) 19-Duncan Burris ran to HOU 47 for 13 yards.19-Duncan Burris slides to avoid being hit.
Defensive Play: Dime Flat Overload Blitz - Pass Key
1-10-HOU 47 (10:41) 39-Clay Brundage ran to HOU 49 for -1 yards. Tackle by 55-Floyd Liller.
Defensive Play: Nickel Blitz Stunt Blitz - Run Key
2-11-HOU 49 (10:06) 19-Duncan Burris pass incomplete, intended for 17-Charles Smith. Pressure by 77-Donald Best.
Defensive Play: Nickel Blitz Stunt Blitz - Pass Key
3-11-HOU 49 (10:02) 39-Clay Brundage ran to HOU 45 for 4 yards. Tackle by 35-James McGregor.
Defensive Play: Nickel Normal SS Blitz - Pass Key
4-8-HOU 45 (9:29) 1-Randal Cobb punts 34 yards to HOU 11.
Offensive Play: Punt
Defensive Play: Punt Return
1-10-HOU 11 (9:22) 6-Denny Munoz pass complete to 19-Eugenio Poarch to HOU 13 for 2 yards. Tackle by 27-Steve Atwater.
Defensive Play: 4-3 Under Double LB Blitz - Run Key
2-8-HOU 13 (8:46) 6-Denny Munoz pass complete to 87-Luis Pinder to HOU 30 for 17 yards. Tackle by 23-Deangelo Hall.
Defensive Play: Nickel Normal Double LB Blitz - Run Key
1-10-HOU 30 (8:00) 6-Denny Munoz pass complete to 87-Luis Pinder to NOS 42 for 28 yards. Tackle by 24-Richard McMillan.
Defensive Play: 4-3 Normal Double WR1 - Run Key
1-10-NOS 42 (7:18) 6-Denny Munoz pass incomplete, intended for 89-James Ford. Pass knocked down by 48-John Bulloch.
Defensive Play: 4-3 Normal Double WR3 - Pass Key
2-10-NOS 42 (7:14) 6-Denny Munoz pass incomplete, intended for 19-Eugenio Poarch.
Defensive Play: 4-3 Normal Double WR1 - Pass Key
3-10-NOS 42 (7:11) 6-Denny Munoz pass complete to 19-Eugenio Poarch to NOS 33 for 9 yards. Tackle by 27-Steve Atwater.
Offensive Play: Singleback Big WR Deep
Defensive Play: 46 Heavy WLB Blitz - Run Key
4-1-NOS 33 (6:35) 9-Luis Fowler 50 yard field goal is NO GOOD. (BLOCKED by 33-Michael Robb) recovered by NOS-33-Michael Robb at NOS 38. Tackle by 1-Michael Bose.
Offensive Play: Field Goal
Defensive Play: FG Block
1-10-NOS 38 (6:33) 21-Terry Allen ran to NOS 41 for 4 yards. Tackle by 35-James McGregor. PENALTY - Unnecessary Roughness (HOU 35-James McGregor)
Defensive Play: Nickel Normal SS Blitz - Pass Key
1-10-HOU 44 (6:31) 21-Terry Allen ran to HOU 44 for a short gain. Tackle by 55-Floyd Liller.
Defensive Play: Nickel Blitz Stunt Blitz - Pass Key
2-10-HOU 44 (5:57) 21-Terry Allen ran to HOU 44 for a short loss. Tackle by 22-Paul Gilmore.
Defensive Play: Goal Line Attack #2 - Pass Key
3-10-HOU 44 (5:15) 19-Duncan Burris pass INTERCEPTED by 55-Floyd Liller at HOU 37. 55-Floyd Liller to HOU 44 for 7 yards. Tackle by 84-Brian Buell.
Offensive Play: Singleback Big WR Deep
Defensive Play: 4-3 Normal SLB Outside Blitz - Pass Key
1-10-HOU 44 (5:10) 6-Denny Munoz pass INTERCEPTED by 48-John Bulloch at NOS 32. 48-John Bulloch to NOS 32 for -0 yards. Tackle by 82-Arthur Brandon.
Defensive Play: 4-3 Normal Double WR1 - Run Key
1-10-NOS 32 (5:06) 19-Duncan Burris ran to NOS 35 for 3 yards. Tackle by 52-Jose Martinez.
Offensive Play: Weak I Normal All Go
Defensive Play: 4-3 Normal Double WR1 - Pass Key
2-7-NOS 35 (4:24) 32-Gil Francis ran to NOS 38 for 3 yards. Tackle by 99-Clyde Heinen.
Defensive Play: Nickel Normal SS Blitz - Pass Key
3-4-NOS 38 (3:48) 19-Duncan Burris ran to NOS 43 for 5 yards. Tackle by 37-Ben Smith.
Defensive Play: Nickel Normal CB3 MLB Blitz - Pass Key
1-10-NOS 43 (3:10) 19-Duncan Burris pass incomplete, intended for 21-Terry Allen.
Defensive Play: Dime Normal LB Blitz - Pass Key
2-10-NOS 43 (3:05) 39-Clay Brundage ran to NOS 47 for 4 yards. Tackle by 98-Keith Fouts.
Defensive Play: Nickel Normal CB3 MLB Blitz - Pass Key
3-6-NOS 47 (2:29) 19-Duncan Burris pass complete to 10-Ronald Boyer to HOU 33 for 21 yards. Tackle by 24-Ronald Pratt.
Defensive Play: 4-3 Under Crash Right - Pass Key
Timeout for two minute warning.
1-10-HOU 33 (2:00) 19-Duncan Burris ran to HOU 26 for 6 yards. Tackle by 65-Sheldon Smith.
Defensive Play: Nickel Normal Double WR2 - Pass Key
Timeout NOS
2-4-HOU 26 (1:53) 19-Duncan Burris pass incomplete, intended for 21-Terry Allen. Pressure by 52-Jose Martinez.
Defensive Play: 4-3 Under Crash Left - Pass Key
3-4-HOU 26 (1:49) 19-Duncan Burris pass complete to 17-Charles Smith to HOU 13 for 14 yards. Tackle by 22-Paul Gilmore.
Defensive Play: Dime Flat MLB SS Blitz - Pass Key
1-10-HOU 13 (1:23) 19-Duncan Burris pass complete to 21-Terry Allen for 13 yards. TOUCHDOWN! Pressure by 52-Jose Martinez. HOU 14 NOS 6
Defensive Play: Nickel Blitz Stunt Blitz - Pass Key
(1:19) Extra point GOOD by 16-Paul Gaines. HOU 14 NOS 7
Offensive Play: Field Goal
Defensive Play: FG Block
(1:19) 16-Paul Gaines kicks 74 yards from NOS 35 to HOU -9. Touchback.
Offensive Play: Kickoff
Defensive Play: Kick Return
1-10-HOU 25 (1:19) 32-Hector Graf ran to HOU 27 for 2 yards. 32-Hector Graf FUMBLES (23-Deangelo Hall) recovered by HOU-62-Merle Holder at HOU 26. Tackle by 58-Guadalupe Liggins.
Defensive Play: 4-3 Normal Man OLB Flat Zone - Run Key
2-9-HOU 26 (0:36) 32-Hector Graf ran to HOU 28 for 2 yards. 32-Hector Graf FUMBLES (23-Deangelo Hall) recovered by HOU-80-Jason Harris at HOU 27. Tackle by 58-Guadalupe Liggins.
Defensive Play: Dime Normal Man Cover 1 - Pass Key
End of half.
(15:00) 9-Luis Fowler kicks 74 yards from HOU 35 to NOS -9. Touchback.
Offensive Play: Kickoff
Defensive Play: Kick Return
1-10-NOS 25 (15:00) 19-Duncan Burris pass complete to 10-Ronald Boyer to NOS 39 for 14 yards. Tackle by 37-Ben Smith.
Defensive Play: Dime Normal Double WR1 WR2 - Pass Key
1-10-NOS 39 (14:17) 21-Terry Allen ran to HOU 49 for 13 yards. Tackle by 24-Ronald Pratt.
Defensive Play: Nickel Normal Shallow Zone Deep - Pass Key
1-10-HOU 49 (13:29) 32-Gil Francis ran to HOU 45 for 3 yards. Tackle by 57-George Czerwinski. PENALTY - Offsides (HOU 57-George Czerwinski)
Defensive Play: Goal Line Attack #3 - Pass Key
1-5-HOU 44 (13:27) 19-Duncan Burris pass incomplete, intended for 10-Ronald Boyer. Pass knocked down by 57-George Czerwinski.
Defensive Play: Dime Flat Overload Blitz - Pass Key
2-5-HOU 44 (13:22) 19-Duncan Burris pass complete to 32-Gil Francis to HOU 31 for 13 yards. Tackle by 21-Peter Gibson.
Defensive Play: 46 Heavy 2 Deep Man Under - Pass Key
1-10-HOU 31 (12:41) 19-Duncan Burris pass incomplete, intended for 17-Charles Smith. Pass knocked down by 55-Floyd Liller.
Defensive Play: Nickel Normal Shallow Zone Deep - Pass Key
2-10-HOU 31 (12:36) 39-Clay Brundage ran to HOU 28 for 2 yards. Tackle by 72-Clifford Harrison.
Defensive Play: Nickel Normal CB3 MLB Blitz - Pass Key
3-8-HOU 28 (12:00) 19-Duncan Burris pass incomplete, intended for 21-Terry Allen. Pass knocked down by 57-George Czerwinski.
Defensive Play: Nickel Blitz Stunt Blitz - Pass Key
4-8-HOU 28 (11:56) 16-Paul Gaines 46 yard field goal is GOOD. HOU 14 NOS 10
Offensive Play: Field Goal
Defensive Play: FG Block
(11:53) 16-Paul Gaines kicks 75 yards from NOS 35 to HOU -10. Touchback.
Offensive Play: Kickoff
Defensive Play: Kick Return
1-10-HOU 25 (11:53) 6-Denny Munoz pass incomplete, intended for 19-Eugenio Poarch. Pass knocked down by 27-Steve Atwater.
Defensive Play: Nickel Normal CB3 MLB Blitz - Run Key
2-10-HOU 25 (11:49) 32-Hector Graf ran to HOU 27 for 2 yards. Tackle by 24-Richard McMillan. PENALTY - Holding (HOU 20-Michael Foltz)
Defensive Play: 4-3 Normal Double WR3 - Run Key
2-20-HOU 15 (11:46) 6-Denny Munoz pass complete to 19-Eugenio Poarch to HOU 17 for 2 yards. Tackle by 27-Steve Atwater.
Defensive Play: 4-3 Under Double LB Blitz - Pass Key
3-18-HOU 17 (11:06) 6-Denny Munoz pass incomplete, intended for 19-Eugenio Poarch.
Defensive Play: Nickel Normal CB3 MLB Blitz - Pass Key
4-18-HOU 17 (11:01) 4-Monty Taylor punts 48 yards to NOS 35. 17-Charles Smith to NOS 48 for 14 yards. 17-Charles Smith FUMBLES (77-Donald Best) recovered by NOS-20-Frank Washam at NOS 50. Tackle by 77-Donald Best. HOU 97-John Rosenberg was injured on the play. NOS 69-David Parrish was injured on the play.
Offensive Play: Punt
Defensive Play: Punt Return
1-10-NOS 50 (10:51) 19-Duncan Burris pass incomplete, intended for 10-Ronald Boyer. Pass knocked down by 99-Clyde Heinen.
Defensive Play: Dime Normal Double WR1 WR2 - Pass Key
2-10-NOS 50 (10:46) 19-Duncan Burris pass incomplete, intended for 17-Charles Smith. Pressure by 52-Jose Martinez.
Defensive Play: Nickel Normal Shallow Zone Deep - Pass Key
3-10-NOS 50 (10:42) 19-Duncan Burris sacked at NOS 42 for -7 yards (55-Floyd Liller)
Defensive Play: Nickel Blitz Stunt Blitz - Pass Key
4-17-NOS 42 (9:58) 1-Randal Cobb punts 65 yards to HOU -8.4-17-NOS 42 (9:58) 1-Randal Cobb punts 65 yards to HOU -8. Touchback.
Offensive Play: Punt
Defensive Play: Punt Return
1-10-HOU 20 (9:50) 6-Denny Munoz pass complete to 19-Eugenio Poarch to HOU 35 for 15 yards. Tackle by 27-Steve Atwater.
Defensive Play: Nickel Normal CB3 LB Blitz - Pass Key
1-10-HOU 35 (9:15) 6-Denny Munoz pass complete to 19-Eugenio Poarch to HOU 41 for 7 yards. Tackle by 33-Michael Robb.
Defensive Play: 4-3 Normal Double WR3 - Pass Key
2-3-HOU 41 (8:30) 6-Denny Munoz pass complete to 19-Eugenio Poarch to NOS 39 for 19 yards. Tackle by 27-Steve Atwater.
Defensive Play: 4-3 Normal Double WR1 - Pass Key
Timeout HOU
1-10-NOS 39 (7:57) 6-Denny Munoz pass complete to 89-James Ford to NOS 7 for 32 yards. Tackle by 48-John Bulloch.
Defensive Play: Nickel Normal CB3 MLB Blitz - Pass Key
1-7-NOS 7 (7:16) Tackle by 54-Corey Robert.
Defensive Play: Nickel Normal Double LB Blitz - Pass Key
2-7-NOS 7 (6:32) 6-Denny Munoz pass complete to 19-Eugenio Poarch for 7 yards. TOUCHDOWN! HOU 20 NOS 10
Defensive Play: Nickel Normal CB3 MLB Blitz - Pass Key
(6:28) Extra point GOOD by 9-Luis Fowler. HOU 21 NOS 10
Offensive Play: Field Goal
Defensive Play: FG Block
(6:28) 9-Luis Fowler kicks 74 yards from HOU 35 to NOS -9. Touchback.
Offensive Play: Kickoff
Defensive Play: Kick Return
1-10-NOS 25 (6:28) 19-Duncan Burris sacked at NOS 18 for -7 yards. Sack allowed by 78-Thomas Betances. (52-Jose Martinez)
Defensive Play: Nickel Normal Double WR2 - Pass Key
2-17-NOS 18 (5:45) 19-Duncan Burris pass incomplete, intended for 17-Charles Smith. Pass knocked down by 22-Paul Gilmore.
Defensive Play: 46 Heavy WLB Blitz - Pass Key
3-17-NOS 18 (5:41) 19-Duncan Burris sacked at NOS 18 for -0 yards. Sack allowed by 73-Gerald Zamarripa. (77-Donald Best) HOU 77-Donald Best was injured on the play.
Defensive Play: Nickel Normal SS Blitz - Pass Key
4-17-NOS 18 (5:03) 1-Randal Cobb punts 47 yards to HOU 35. Fair Catch by 89-James Ford.
Offensive Play: Punt
Defensive Play: Punt Return
1-10-HOU 35 (4:56) 6-Denny Munoz pass complete to 19-Eugenio Poarch to HOU 41 for 6 yards. Tackle by 27-Steve Atwater.
Offensive Play: I Formation 3WR WR Out
Defensive Play: Nickel Normal CB3 MLB Blitz - Pass Key
2-4-HOU 41 (4:13) 20-Michael Foltz ran to HOU 46 for 4 yards. Tackle by 33-Michael Robb. HOU 71-William Bailey was injured on the play.
Defensive Play: 4-3 Normal WLB Outside Blitz - Run Key
1-10-HOU 46 (3:35) 6-Denny Munoz pass complete to 19-Eugenio Poarch to NOS 10 for 45 yards.
Defensive Play: Nickel Normal CB3 MLB Blitz - Pass Key
1-10-NOS 10 (2:48) 6-Denny Munoz sacked at NOS 16 for -6 yards. Sack allowed by 78-William West. (92-Scottie Truelove)
Offensive Play: Singleback Big WR Deep
Defensive Play: 4-3 Normal WLB Outside Blitz - Pass Key
2-16-NOS 16 (2:06) 6-Denny Munoz pass incomplete, intended for 89-James Ford. Pass knocked down by 48-John Bulloch.
Defensive Play: 4-3 Normal Man OLB Flat Zone - Pass Key
3-16-NOS 16 (2:02) 6-Denny Munoz pass incomplete, intended for 89-James Ford. Pass knocked down by 48-John Bulloch.
Defensive Play: Nickel Normal CB3 LB Blitz - Pass Key
4-16-NOS 16 (1:59) 9-Luis Fowler 33 yard field goal is GOOD. HOU 24 NOS 10
Offensive Play: Field Goal
Defensive Play: FG Block
(1:56) 9-Luis Fowler kicks 76 yards from HOU 35 to NOS -11. Touchback.
Offensive Play: Kickoff
Defensive Play: Kick Return
1-10-NOS 25 (1:56) 32-Gil Francis ran to NOS 37 for 12 yards. Tackle by 52-Jose Martinez.
Defensive Play: Nickel Normal Double WR1 - Pass Key
1-10-NOS 37 (1:18) 19-Duncan Burris sacked at NOS 30 for -7 yards. Sack allowed by 78-Thomas Betances. (52-Jose Martinez)
Defensive Play: Nickel Normal Shallow Zone Deep - Pass Key
2-17-NOS 30 (0:31) 19-Duncan Burris pass complete to 17-Charles Smith to NOS 46 for 16 yards. Tackle by 57-George Czerwinski.
Defensive Play: Dime Flat 2 Deep Man Under - Pass Key
End of third quarter.
3-1-NOS 46 (15:00) 19-Duncan Burris pass complete to 17-Charles Smith for 54 yards. TOUCHDOWN! HOU 24 NOS 16
Defensive Play: Nickel Normal CB3 MLB Blitz - Pass Key
(14:50) Extra point GOOD by 16-Paul Gaines. HOU 24 NOS 17
Offensive Play: Field Goal
Defensive Play: FG Block
(14:50) 16-Paul Gaines kicks 74 yards from NOS 35 to HOU -9. Touchback.
Offensive Play: Kickoff
Defensive Play: Kick Return
1-10-HOU 25 (14:50) PENALTY - False Start (HOU 70-Jonathan Blose)
Defensive Play: 4-3 Normal Double WR1 - Run Key
1-15-HOU 20 (14:50) 32-Hector Graf ran to HOU 21 for 1 yards. Tackle by 41-Micheal Daigle.
Defensive Play: Nickel Blitz Stunt Blitz - Pass Key
2-14-HOU 21 (14:11) 6-Denny Munoz pass incomplete, intended for 82-Arthur Brandon. Pass knocked down by 48-John Bulloch. Pressure by 54-Corey Robert.
Defensive Play: Nickel Normal Double LB Blitz - Pass Key
3-14-HOU 21 (14:07) 6-Denny Munoz pass complete to 82-Arthur Brandon to HOU 43 for 22 yards. Tackle by 23-Deangelo Hall.
Defensive Play: 4-3 Under Double LB Blitz - Pass Key
1-10-HOU 43 (13:25) 6-Denny Munoz pass complete to 80-Jason Harris to NOS 45 for 12 yards. Tackle by 27-Steve Atwater. HOU 80-Jason Harris was injured on the play. NOS 23-Deangelo Hall was injured on the play.
Defensive Play: Nickel Normal CB3 MLB Blitz - Pass Key
1-10-NOS 45 (12:39) 39-Brad Ramsey ran to NOS 40 for 5 yards. 39-Brad Ramsey FUMBLES (33-Michael Robb) recovered by NOS-33-Michael Robb to NOS 35 for -3 yards. Tackle by 70-Jonathan Blose.
Defensive Play: Quarter Normal CB3 CB4 Blitz - Run Key
1-10-NOS 35 (12:32) 19-Duncan Burris pass complete to 10-Ronald Boyer to HOU 45 for 20 yards. Tackle by 37-Ben Smith.
Defensive Play: Dime Normal Double WR1 WR2 - Pass Key
1-10-HOU 45 (11:50) 21-Terry Allen ran to HOU 45 for -1 yards. Tackle by 22-Paul Gilmore.
Defensive Play: Goal Line Attack #3 - Run Key
2-11-HOU 45 (11:15) 19-Duncan Burris pass complete to 32-Gil Francis to HOU 34 for 12 yards. Tackle by 51-Robert Rivera.
Defensive Play: Dime Normal Double WR1 WR2 - Pass Key
1-10-HOU 34 (10:30) 19-Duncan Burris pass incomplete, intended for 49-Carl Snider.
Defensive Play: 4-3 Normal Man OLB Flat Zone - Pass Key
2-10-HOU 34 (10:27) 32-Gil Francis ran to HOU 30 for 4 yards. Tackle by 55-Floyd Liller.
Defensive Play: Nickel Normal Double WR1 - Run Key
3-6-HOU 30 (9:45) 19-Duncan Burris pass complete to 21-Terry Allen for 30 yards. TOUCHDOWN! HOU 24 NOS 23
Defensive Play: 46 Heavy 2 Deep Man Under - Pass Key
(9:38) Extra point GOOD by 16-Paul Gaines. HOU 92-Michael Hoffman was injured on the play. HOU 24 NOS 24
Offensive Play: Field Goal
Defensive Play: FG Block
(9:38) 16-Paul Gaines kicks 74 yards from NOS 35 to HOU -9. Touchback.
Offensive Play: Kickoff
Defensive Play: Kick Return
1-10-HOU 25 (9:38) 6-Denny Munoz pass complete to 32-Hector Graf to HOU 36 for 11 yards. Tackle by 27-Steve Atwater.
Defensive Play: Nickel Blitz Stunt Blitz - Pass Key
1-10-HOU 36 (8:55) 6-Denny Munoz pass INTERCEPTED by 56-William Suhr at HOU 42. 56-William Suhr to HOU 41 for 1 yards. Tackle by 12-Kenneth Lister.
Defensive Play: Nickel Normal CB3 MLB Blitz - Pass Key
1-10-HOU 41 (8:50) 19-Duncan Burris sacked at HOU 46 for -5 yards. Sack allowed by 78-Thomas Betances. (52-Jose Martinez)
Defensive Play: Dime Normal Double WR1 WR2 - Pass Key
2-15-HOU 46 (8:09) 19-Duncan Burris pass incomplete, intended for 21-Terry Allen. Pass knocked down by 57-George Czerwinski.
Defensive Play: Dime Flat 2 Deep Man Under - Pass Key
3-15-HOU 46 (8:05) 19-Duncan Burris sacked at NOS 47 for -7 yards. Sack allowed by 78-Thomas Betances. (52-Jose Martinez)
Defensive Play: Nickel Normal Double WR1 - Pass Key
4-22-NOS 47 (7:18) 1-Randal Cobb punts 41 yards to HOU 12.
Offensive Play: Punt
Defensive Play: Punt Return
1-10-HOU 12 (7:11) 6-Denny Munoz pass complete to 82-Arthur Brandon to HOU 26 for 14 yards. Tackle by 48-John Bulloch.
Defensive Play: Nickel Normal CB3 MLB Blitz - Pass Key
1-10-HOU 26 (6:30) 6-Denny Munoz pass complete to 19-Eugenio Poarch to HOU 47 for 20 yards. Tackle by 27-Steve Atwater.
Defensive Play: Nickel Blitz Stunt Blitz - Pass Key
1-10-HOU 47 (5:43) 6-Denny Munoz pass complete to 82-Arthur Brandon to NOS 38 for 16 yards. Tackle by 27-Steve Atwater.
Defensive Play: Nickel Blitz Stunt Blitz - Pass Key
1-10-NOS 38 (5:00) 6-Denny Munoz pass incomplete, intended for 12-Kenneth Lister. Pressure by 54-Corey Robert. HOU 70-Jonathan Blose was injured on the play.
Defensive Play: 4-3 Normal WLB MLB Blitz - Pass Key
2-10-NOS 38 (4:56) 6-Denny Munoz sacked at NOS 42 for -4 yards. Sack allowed by 64-Henry Ostrander. (58-Guadalupe Liggins)
Defensive Play: Nickel Blitz Stunt Blitz - Pass Key
Timeout HOU
3-14-NOS 42 (4:08) 6-Denny Munoz pass INTERCEPTED by 41-Micheal Daigle at NOS 18. 41-Micheal Daigle to NOS 18 for -0 yards. Tackle by 12-Kenneth Lister.
Defensive Play: Nickel Blitz Stunt Blitz - Pass Key
1-10-NOS 18 (4:03) 19-Duncan Burris pass incomplete, intended for 21-Terry Allen. Pass knocked down by 65-Sheldon Smith.
Defensive Play: Dime Flat Overload Blitz - Pass Key
2-10-NOS 18 (3:59) 32-Gil Francis ran to NOS 16 for -1 yards. Tackle by 52-Jose Martinez. PENALTY - Facemask (HOU 52-Jose Martinez)
Defensive Play: Nickel Blitz Stunt Blitz - Run Key
1-10-NOS 31 (3:58) 19-Duncan Burris pass incomplete, intended for 21-Terry Allen.
Defensive Play: 4-3 Normal SLB Outside Blitz - Pass Key
2-10-NOS 31 (3:54) 19-Duncan Burris pass incomplete, intended for 10-Ronald Boyer. Pass knocked down by 37-Ben Smith. HOU 65-Sheldon Smith was injured on the play.
Defensive Play: Quarter Normal Man Cover 2 - Pass Key
3-10-NOS 31 (3:49) 19-Duncan Burris pass complete to 8-Adam Miller to HOU 46 for 23 yards. Tackle by 37-Ben Smith.
Defensive Play: Dime Normal Double WR1 WR2 - Pass Key
1-10-HOU 46 (3:01) 19-Duncan Burris pass complete to 21-Terry Allen to HOU 27 for 18 yards. Tackle by 55-Floyd Liller. PENALTY - Offsides (HOU 77-Donald Best) (Declined)
Defensive Play: Nickel Normal Shallow Zone Deep - Pass Key
1-10-HOU 27 (2:57) 19-Duncan Burris pass complete to 84-Brian Buell to HOU 21 for 6 yards. Tackle by 35-James McGregor. Pressure by 68-David Mayes.
Defensive Play: 4-3 Normal Man OLB Flat Zone - Pass Key
2-4-HOU 21 (2:10) 39-Clay Brundage ran to HOU 18 for 3 yards. Tackle by 65-Sheldon Smith.
Defensive Play: Nickel Normal Shallow Zone Deep - Run Key
Timeout for two minute warning.
3-1-HOU 18 (2:00) 21-Terry Allen ran to HOU 20 for -1 yards. Tackle by 52-Jose Martinez.
Defensive Play: Nickel Normal Double WR2 - Run Key
Timeout HOU
4-2-HOU 20 (1:56) 16-Paul Gaines 37 yard field goal is GOOD. HOU 24 NOS 27
Offensive Play: Field Goal
Defensive Play: FG Block
(1:53) 16-Paul Gaines kicks 74 yards from NOS 35 to HOU -9. Touchback.
Offensive Play: Kickoff
Defensive Play: Kick Return
1-10-HOU 25 (1:53) 6-Denny Munoz pass complete to 19-Eugenio Poarch to HOU 28 for 3 yards. Tackle by 27-Steve Atwater.
Defensive Play: Nickel Blitz Stunt Blitz - Pass Key
2-7-HOU 28 (1:33) 6-Denny Munoz pass complete to 19-Eugenio Poarch to HOU 37 for 10 yards. Tackle by 27-Steve Atwater.
Offensive Play: I Formation 3WR WR Out
Defensive Play: Quarter Normal CB3 CB4 Blitz - Pass Key
1-10-HOU 37 (1:08) 6-Denny Munoz pass incomplete, intended for 89-James Ford. Pass knocked down by 41-Micheal Daigle.
Defensive Play: 46 Heavy WLB Blitz - Pass Key
2-10-HOU 37 (1:03) 6-Denny Munoz pass complete to 19-Eugenio Poarch to HOU 44 for 7 yards. Tackle by 27-Steve Atwater.
Offensive Play: I Formation 3WR WR Out
Defensive Play: Quarter Normal CB3 CB4 Blitz - Pass Key
3-3-HOU 44 (0:40) 6-Denny Munoz pass incomplete, intended for 82-Arthur Brandon. Pass knocked down by 41-Micheal Daigle.
Defensive Play: Quarter Normal CB3 CB4 Blitz - Pass Key
4-3-HOU 44 (0:35) 6-Denny Munoz pass complete to 12-Kenneth Lister to HOU 48 for 4 yards. Tackle by 20-Frank Washam.
Defensive Play: Nickel 3-3-5 Cover 2 Man Under - Pass Key
1-10-HOU 48 (0:15) 6-Denny Munoz pass incomplete, dropped by 89-James Ford.
Defensive Play: Nickel Normal CB3 LB Blitz - Pass Key
2-10-HOU 48 (0:10) 6-Denny Munoz pass complete to 12-Kenneth Lister to NOS 44 for 7 yards. Tackle by 27-Steve Atwater. NOS 95-Horace Nowlin was injured on the play.
Defensive Play: Nickel Normal CB3 MLB Blitz - Pass Key
End of fourth quarter.

Final Score: Houston 24, New Orleans 27