New Orleans Saints at Buffalo Bills

September 9, 2001

Quarter 1st 2nd 3rd 4th Final
New Orleans Saints 0 0 17 7 24
Buffalo Bills 3 3 0 0 6

Scoring Summary
1st Quarter
14:37 Buf FG FG Jake Arians 37 Buf 3, NO 0
2nd Quarter
6:33 Buf FG FG Jake Arians 22 Buf 6, NO 0
3rd Quarter
3:58 NO TD Albert Connell 46 pass from Aaron Brooks (John Carney Kick) NO 7, Buf 6
8:12 NO FG FG John Carney 31 NO 10, Buf 6
12:10 NO TD Cameron Cleeland 12 pass from Aaron Brooks (John Carney Kick) NO 17, Buf 6
4th Quarter
11:58 NO TD Ricky Williams 19 pass from Aaron Brooks (John Carney Kick) NO 24, Buf 6

Attendance: 71,447
Missed Field Goals: None

Team Statistics
  New Orleans Saints Buffalo Bills
First downs 17 12
Rushes - yards 26 - 109 28 - 125
Passing 192 126
Punt returns 3 - 19 4 - 44
Kickoff returns 3 - 68 5 - 77
Interception returns 3 - 40 0 - 0
Pass attempts - Completions - Had Intercepted 18 - 30 - 0 16 - 28 - 3
Sacked - yards lost 2 - 17 5 - 34
Punts 5 - 43.8 4 - 44.2
Fumbles - lost 4 - 0 0 - 0
Penalties - yards 4 - 35 4 - 35
Time of possession 27:33 32:27

Passing
New Orleans Saints Att Cmp Yds Avg TD Int Lg Sack Loss Rating
Aaron Brooks 29 18 209 7.21 3 0 46t 2 17 118.3
Joe Horn 1 0 0 0.00 0 0 0 0 0 39.6
Buffalo Bills Att Cmp Yds Avg TD Int Lg Sack Loss Rating
Rob Johnson 27 16 160 5.93 0 3 34 5 34 36.6
Brian Moorman 1 0 0 0.00 0 0 0 0 0 39.6

Rushing
New Orleans Saints Att Yds Avg Lg TD FD
Ricky Williams 18 93 5.2 21 0 5
Aaron Brooks 5 10 2.0 5 0 1
Terrelle Smith 2 4 2.0 3 0 1
Deuce McAllister 1 2 2.0 2 0 0
Buffalo Bills Att Yds Avg Lg TD FD
Travis Henry 22 58 2.6 14 0 1
Peerless Price 1 31 31.0 31 0 1
Rob Johnson 3 23 7.7 18 0 0
Larry Centers 1 11 11.0 11 0 1
Sammy Morris 1 2 2.0 2 0 0

Receiving
New Orleans Saints Rec Yds Avg Lg TD FD
Joe Horn 6 45 7.5 14 0 1
Albert Connell 3 89 29.7 46t 1 2
Robert Wilson 2 15 7.5 8 0 2
Cameron Cleeland 2 14 7.0 12t 1 2
Willie Jackson 2 12 6.0 9 0 0
Ricky Williams 1 19 19.0 19t 1 1
Terrelle Smith 1 10 10.0 10 0 1
Dave Stachelski 1 5 5.0 5 0 0
Buffalo Bills Rec Yds Avg Lg TD FD
Larry Centers 4 37 9.2 26 0 2
Jeremy McDaniel 4 36 9.0 21 0 2
Sammy Morris 3 1 0.3 4 0 0
Jay Riemersma 2 16 8.0 12 0 2
Eric Moulds 1 34 34.0 34 0 1
Peerless Price 1 32 32.0 32 0 1
Travis Henry 1 4 4.0 4 0 0

Kickoff Returns
New Orleans Saints Num Yds Avg FC Lg TD
Michael Lewis 2 55 27.5 0 38 0
Deuce McAllister 1 13 13.0 0 13 0
Buffalo Bills Num Yds Avg FC Lg TD
Tony Driver 3 51 17.0 0 20 0
Nate Clements 2 26 13.0 0 18 0

Punt Returns
New Orleans Saints Num Yds Avg FC Lg TD
Deuce McAllister 1 10 10.0 0 10 0
Michael Lewis 2 9 4.5 0 6 0
Buffalo Bills Num Yds Avg FC Lg TD
Avion Black 1 34 34.0 0 34 0
Peerless Price 3 10 3.3 0 9 0

Punting
New Orleans Saints Punts Yds Avg Lg TB In20 Blk Net OppRet RetYds
Toby Gowin 5 219 43.8 50 1 0 0 31.0 4 44
Buffalo Bills Punts Yds Avg Lg TB In20 Blk Net OppRet RetYds
Brian Moorman 4 177 44.2 51 1 0 0 34.5 3 19

Defense
New Orleans Saints Tack Ast Tot Sacks Loss Ints Yds Avg Lg TD
Sammy Knight 2 1 3 0.0 0.0 3 40 13.3 21 0
Sedrick Hodge 4 1 5 0.0 0.0 0 0 0.0 0 0
Kevin Houser 1 0 1 0.0 0.0 0 0 0.0 0
Darren Howard 1 1 2 0.0 0.0 0 0 0.0 0 0
Michael Hawthorne 3 1 4 0.0 0.0 0 0 0.0 0 0
Joe Johnson 6 2 8 3.0 17.0 0 0 0.0 0 0
Kevin Mathis 2 0 2 0.0 0.0 0 0 0.0 0 0
Fred McAfee 2 0 2 0.0 0.0 0 0 0.0 0 0
Keith Mitchell 8 1 9 0.0 0.0 0 0 0.0 0 0
Chris Oldham 1 2 3 0.0 0.0 0 0 0.0 0 0
Fred Thomas 6 0 6 0.0 0.0 0 0 0.0 0 0
Darrin Smith 1 0 1 0.0 0.0 0 0 0.0 0 0
William Whitehead 0 1 1 0.0 0.0 0 0 0.0 0 0
Robert Wilson 1 0 1 0.0 0.0 0 0 0.0 0
Norman Hand 1 2 3 0.0 0.0 0 0 0.0 0 0
Charlie Clemons 4 0 4 1.0 10.0 0 0 0.0 0 0
Toby Gowin 1 0 1 0.0 0.0 0 0 0.0 0
La'Roi Glover 3 0 3 1.0 7.0 0 0 0.0 0 0
Jay Bellamy 4 3 7 0.0 0.0 0 0 0.0 0 0
Martin Chase 2 0 2 0.0 0.0 0 0 0.0 0 0
Buffalo Bills Tack Ast Tot Sacks Loss Ints Yds Avg Lg TD
Nate Clements 1 0 1 0.0 0.0 0 0 0.0 0 0
DaShon Polk 1 1 2 0.0 0.0 0 0 0.0 0 0
Shawn Price 1 1 2 0.0 0.0 0 0 0.0 0 0
Aaron Schobel 2 0 2 0.0 0.0 0 0 0.0 0 0
Keion Carpenter 2 0 2 0.0 0.0 0 0 0.0 0 0
Dan O'Leary 1 0 1 0.0 0.0 0 0 0.0 0
Lance Brown 2 1 3 0.0 0.0 0 0 0.0 0 0
Pat Williams 2 2 4 0.0 0.0 0 0 0.0 0 0
Antoine Winfield 6 1 7 0.0 0.0 0 0 0.0 0 0
Keith Newman 3 1 4 0.0 0.0 0 0 0.0 0 0
Phil Hansen 3 2 5 0.5 5.0 0 0 0.0 0 0
Raion Hill 3 2 5 0.0 0.0 0 0 0.0 0 0
Reggie Germany 1 0 1 0.0 0.0 0 0 0.0 0
Jay Foreman 2 2 4 0.0 0.0 0 0 0.0 0 0
Erik Flowers 1 1 2 0.5 5.0 0 0 0.0 0 0
Jonas Jennings 2 0 2 0.0 0.0 0 0 0.0 0
Bryce Fisher 2 1 3 1.0 7.0 0 0 0.0 0 0
Rob Johnson 1 0 1 0.0 0.0 0 0 0.0 0
Fred Jones 2 0 2 0.0 0.0 0 0 0.0 0
Ken Irvin 3 0 3 0.0 0.0 0 0 0.0 0 0
Tony Driver 1 0 1 0.0 0.0 0 0 0.0 0
Sam Cowart 0 2 2 0.0 0.0 0 0 0.0 0 0
Kenyatta Wright 5 2 7 0.0 0.0 0 0 0.0 0 0

2001 NFL Scoreboard - Week 1
Sunday, September 9, 2001
Seattle 9
Cleveland 6
Boxscore FINAL
Indianapolis 45
NY Jets 24
Boxscore FINAL
Carolina 24
Minnesota 13
Boxscore FINAL
Oakland 27
Kansas City 24
Boxscore FINAL
Pittsburgh 3
Jacksonville 21
Boxscore FINAL
Detroit 6
Green Bay 28
Boxscore FINAL
Tampa Bay 10
Dallas 6
Boxscore FINAL
New England 17
Cincinnati 23
Boxscore FINAL
New Orleans 24
Buffalo 6
Boxscore FINAL
Chicago 6
Baltimore 17
Boxscore FINAL
Atlanta 13
San Francisco 16
Boxscore FINAL/OT
Washington 3
San Diego 30
Boxscore FINAL
St. Louis 20
Philadelphia 17
Boxscore FINAL/OT
Miami 31
Tennessee 23
Boxscore FINAL
Monday, September 10, 2001
NY Giants 20
Denver 31
Boxscore FINAL
Complete Scoreboard