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Buffalo Bills 6 at Pittsburgh Steelers 24

Monday, September 16, 1996
1234Final
Buffalo Bills (10-6-0)30306
Pittsburgh Steelers (10-6-0)7170024

Game Info
Stadium Three Rivers Stadium
Start Time (ET) 9:00pm
Roof outdoors
Surface astroturf
Weather 57 degrees relative humidity 91%, wind 6 mph
Vegas Line Pittsburgh Steelers -2.0
Over/Under 40.0 (under)

Expected Points Summary

Expected points are an estimate of points per play based on down, distance, and yard line. Points given for offense and defense are offensive/defensive plays + penalties on which there was no play (eg, a false start). Special teams are all kicking + punting plays. Points are zeroed out at the end of halves.

Scoring

Team Stats

Passing, Rushing, & Receiving

Defense & Returns

Kicking & Punting

Full Play-By-Play

Quarter Time Down ToGo Location Detail BUF PIT EPB EPA Win%
1st Quarter
1 15:00 BUF 30 Steve Christie kicks off 64 yards, returned by Charles Johnson for 19 yards 0 0 0 0 55.9
1 1 10 PIT 25 Mike Tomczak pass complete right to Kordell Stewart for 3 yards (tackle by Henry Jones) 0 0 0 0 55.9
1 2 7 PIT 28 Erric Pegram left for 1 yard (tackle by Chris Spielman) 0 0 0 0 55.9
1 3 6 PIT 29 Mike Tomczak pass complete left to Erric Pegram for 12 yards (tackle by Marlon Kerner) 0 0 0 0 55.9
1 1 10 PIT 41 Erric Pegram left for 11 yards (tackle by Kurt Schulz) 0 0 0 0 55.9
1 1 10 BUF 48 Tim Lester middle for no gain. Tim Lester fumbles, recovered by Sam Rogers 0 0 0 0 55.9
1 12:18 1 10 PIT 49 Thurman Thomas right for 4 yards (tackle by Chad Brown and Levon Kirkland) 0 0 0 0 55.8
1 2 6 PIT 45 Thurman Thomas right for -2 yards (tackle by Carnell Lake) 0 0 0 0 55.8
1 3 8 PIT 47 Jim Kelly pass incomplete left intended for Andre Reed 0 0 0 0 55.8
1 4 8 PIT 47 Chris Mohr punts 44 yards 0 0 0 0 55.8
1 11:11 1 10 PIT 3 Erric Pegram middle for 2 yards (tackle by Bruce Smith) 0 0 0 0 55.7
1 2 8 PIT 5 Mike Tomczak pass incomplete left intended for Mark Bruener (defended by Sam Rogers) 0 0 0 0 55.7
1 3 8 PIT 5 Mike Tomczak pass complete right to Andre Hastings for 7 yards (tackle by Ken Irvin) 0 0 0 0 55.7
1 4 1 PIT 12 Josh Miller punts 29 yards 0 0 0 0 55.7
1 10:10 1 10 PIT 41 Thurman Thomas left for 2 yards (tackle by Jerry Olsavsky) 0 0 0 0 55.7
1 2 8 PIT 39 Penalty on Kevin Henry: Illegal Use of Hands, 5 yards (no play) 0 0 0 0 55.7
1 1 10 PIT 34 Thurman Thomas left for no gain (tackle by Chad Brown and Darren Perry) 0 0 0 0 55.7
1 2 10 PIT 34 Jim Kelly pass incomplete left intended for Andre Reed 0 0 0 0 55.7
1 3 10 PIT 34 Thurman Thomas left for 13 yards (tackle by Rod Woodson) 0 0 0 0 55.7
1 1 10 PIT 21 Timeout #1 by Pittsburgh Steelers 0 0 0 0
1 1 10 PIT 21 Thurman Thomas right for 8 yards (tackle by Levon Kirkland) 0 0 0 0 55.7
1 2 2 PIT 13 Thurman Thomas middle for no gain (tackle by Chad Brown) 0 0 0 0 55.7
1 3 2 PIT 13 Jim Kelly pass incomplete left intended for Eric Moulds 0 0 0 0 55.7
1 4 2 PIT 13 Steve Christie 31 yard field goal good 3 0 0 0 46.4
1 7:31 BUF 30 Steve Christie kicks off 69 yards, returned by Jahine Arnold for 24 yards 3 0 0 0 46.0
1 1 10 PIT 25 Mike Tomczak pass incomplete left intended for Andre Hastings (defended by Kurt Schulz) 3 0 0 0 46.0
1 2 10 PIT 25 Jerome Bettis right for 11 yards (tackle by Chris Spielman) 3 0 0 0 46.0
1 1 10 PIT 36 Jerome Bettis middle for 3 yards (tackle by Ted Washington) 3 0 0 0 46.0
1 2 7 PIT 39 Mike Tomczak pass incomplete left intended for Charles Johnson (defended by Thomas Smith) 3 0 0 0 46.0
1 3 7 PIT 39 Mike Tomczak pass complete left to Kordell Stewart for 48 yards 3 0 0 0 46.0
1 1 10 BUF 13 Mike Tomczak pass complete left to Jerome Bettis for 9 yards. Jerome Bettis fumbles 3 0 0 0 46.0
1 2 1 BUF 4 Kordell Stewart middle for 3 yards (tackle by Phil Hansen) 3 0 0 0 46.0
1 1 1 BUF 1 Jerome Bettis middle for 1 yard, touchdown 3 6 0 0 64.7
1 BUF 2 Penalty on Phil Hansen: Offside, 1 yards (no play) 3 6 0 0 64.7
1 BUF 1 Norm Johnson kicks extra point good 3 6 0 0 67.6
1 3:55 PIT 30 Norm Johnson kicks off 62 yards, returned by Eric Moulds for 29 yards 3 6 0 0 67.8
1 1 10 BUF 37 Jim Kelly pass complete right to Thurman Thomas for 6 yards (tackle by Jerry Olsavsky) 3 6 0 0 67.8
1 2 4 BUF 43 Penalty on Lonnie Johnson: Holding, 10 yards (no play) 3 6 0 0 67.8
1 2 14 BUF 33 Jim Kelly pass complete right to Lonnie Johnson for 3 yards (tackle by Rod Woodson) 3 6 0 0 67.8
1 3 11 BUF 36 Jim Kelly pass incomplete left intended for Eric Moulds 3 6 0 0 67.8
1 4 11 BUF 36 Chris Mohr punts 44 yards 3 6 0 0 67.8
1 2:25 1 10 PIT 20 Jerome Bettis middle for 3 yards (tackle by Ted Washington and Sam Rogers) 3 6 0 0 68.0
1 2 7 PIT 23 Mike Tomczak pass complete right to Andre Hastings for 6 yards (tackle by Bryce Paup and Ken Irvin) 3 6 0 0 68.0
1 3 1 PIT 29 Jerome Bettis right for 4 yards (tackle by Phil Hansen and Thomas Smith) 3 6 0 0 68.0
1 1 10 PIT 33 Mike Tomczak pass incomplete right intended for Jahine Arnold 3 6 0 0 68.0
1 2 10 PIT 33 Mike Tomczak pass complete right to Jerome Bettis for 12 yards (tackle by Mark Maddox) 3 6 0 0 68.0
Quarter Time Down ToGo Location Detail BUF PIT EPB EPA Win%
2nd Quarter
2 2:25 1 10 PIT 45 Erric Pegram right for 1 yard (tackle by Sam Rogers and Ted Washington) 3 6 0 0 69.6
2 2 9 PIT 46 Erric Pegram right for 6 yards (tackle by Ted Washington) 3 6 0 0 69.6
2 3 3 BUF 48 Mike Tomczak pass incomplete left intended for Andre Hastings 3 6 0 0 69.6
2 4 3 BUF 48 Josh Miller punts 19 yards 3 6 0 0 69.6
2 13:26 1 10 BUF 29 Jim Kelly pass complete left to Andre Reed for 8 yards (tackle by Willie Williams) 3 6 0 0 68.3
2 2 2 BUF 37 Thurman Thomas left for -2 yards (tackle by Levon Kirkland) 3 6 0 0 68.3
2 3 4 BUF 35 Jim Kelly pass incomplete intended for Eric Moulds is intercepted by Jerry Olsavsky and returned for 5 yards, lateral to Rod Woodson for 14 yards 3 6 0 0 68.3
2 12:21 1 10 BUF 24 Erric Pegram middle for 9 yards (tackle by Chris Spielman) 3 6 0 0 68.4
2 2 1 BUF 15 Erric Pegram middle for no gain (tackle by Bruce Smith) 3 6 0 0 68.4
2 3 1 BUF 15 Kordell Stewart right for 1 yard (tackle by Thomas Smith and Chris Spielman) 3 6 0 0 68.4
2 1 10 BUF 14 Kordell Stewart right for -11 yards (tackle by Bryce Paup and Bruce Smith) 3 6 0 0 68.4
2 2 21 BUF 25 Mike Tomczak pass complete right to Jerome Bettis for 11 yards (tackle by Bryce Paup) 3 6 0 0 68.4
2 3 10 BUF 14 Erric Pegram middle for 2 yards (tackle by Jim Jeffcoat) 3 6 0 0 68.4
2 4 8 BUF 12 Norm Johnson 30 yard field goal good 3 9 0 0 77.1
2 8:35 PIT 30 Norm Johnson kicks off 63 yards, returned by Eric Moulds for 28 yards 3 9 0 0 77.9
2 1 10 BUF 35 Thurman Thomas right for 8 yards (tackle by Darren Perry) 3 9 0 0 77.9
2 2 2 BUF 43 Thurman Thomas left for 5 yards (tackle by Willie Williams and Bill Johnson) 3 9 0 0 77.9
2 1 10 BUF 48 Tim Tindale middle for 3 yards (tackle by Jerry Olsavsky and Bill Johnson) 3 9 0 0 77.9
2 2 7 PIT 49 Darick Holmes middle for 2 yards (tackle by Jerry Olsavsky and Carnell Lake) 3 9 0 0 77.9
2 3 5 PIT 47 Jim Kelly pass complete middle to Quinn Early for 13 yards (tackle by Rod Woodson) 3 9 0 0 77.9
2 1 10 PIT 34 Jim Kelly pass incomplete intended for Lonnie Johnson is intercepted by Levon Kirkland 3 9 0 0 77.9
2 6:00 1 10 PIT 4 Jerome Bettis middle for 7 yards (tackle by Ted Washington and Chris Spielman) 3 9 0 0 78.4
2 2 3 PIT 11 Jerome Bettis middle for no gain (tackle by Henry Jones and Chris Spielman) 3 9 0 0 78.4
2 3 3 PIT 11 Mike Tomczak pass complete right to Charles Johnson for 10 yards (tackle by Marlon Kerner) 3 9 0 0 78.4
2 1 10 PIT 21 Mike Tomczak pass complete left to Charles Johnson for 7 yards (tackle by Thomas Smith) 3 9 0 0 78.4
2 2 3 PIT 28 Jerome Bettis middle for 13 yards (tackle by Kurt Schulz) 3 9 0 0 78.4
2 1 10 PIT 41 Jerome Bettis right for 5 yards (tackle by Phil Hansen and Mark Maddox) 3 9 0 0 78.4
2 2 5 PIT 46 Mike Tomczak pass complete right to Andre Hastings for 11 yards (tackle by Ken Irvin) 3 9 0 0 78.4
2 1 10 BUF 43 Jerome Bettis middle for 43 yards, touchdown 3 15 0 0 91.3
2 Norm Johnson kicks extra point good 3 16 0 0 92.7
2 1:48 PIT 30 Norm Johnson kicks off 57 yards, returned by Eric Moulds for 12 yards 3 16 0 0 93.8
2 1 10 BUF 25 Jim Kelly pass complete right to Andre Reed for 6 yards (tackle by Deon Figures) 3 16 0 0 93.8
2 2 4 BUF 31 Thurman Thomas middle for 6 yards (tackle by Bill Johnson) 3 16 0 0 93.8
2 1 10 BUF 37 Jim Kelly pass incomplete right intended for Lonnie Johnson (defended by Carnell Lake) 3 16 0 0 93.8
2 2 10 BUF 37 Penalty on Corbin Lacina: Illegal Use of Hands, 10 yards (no play) 3 16 0 0 93.8
2 2 20 BUF 27 Thurman Thomas left for 1 yard (tackle by Joel Steed) 3 16 0 0 93.8
2 3 19 BUF 28 Jim Kelly pass complete left to Quinn Early for 18 yards (tackle by Willie Williams) 3 16 0 0 93.8
2 4 1 BUF 46 Thurman Thomas middle for 1 yard (tackle by Joel Steed) 3 16 0 0 93.8
2 1 10 BUF 47 Jim Kelly pass incomplete left intended for Russell Copeland 3 16 0 0 93.8
2 2 10 BUF 47 Jim Kelly pass incomplete intended for Thurman Thomas is intercepted by Carnell Lake and returned for 47 yards, touchdown 3 22 0 0 98.4
2 Norm Johnson kicks extra point good 3 23 0 0 98.8
End of Half32300
Quarter Time Down ToGo Location Detail BUF PIT EPB EPA Win%
3rd Quarter
3 15:00 PIT 30 Norm Johnson kicks off 56 yards, out of bounds 3 23 0 0 99.0
3 1 10 BUF 40 Penalty on Tim Tindale: Holding, 10 yards (no play) 3 23 0 0 99.0
3 1 20 BUF 30 Jim Kelly pass complete left to Quinn Early for 10 yards (tackle by Darren Perry) 3 23 0 0 99.0
3 2 10 BUF 40 Jim Kelly pass complete left to Tony Cline for 3 yards (tackle by Darren Perry) 3 23 0 0 99.0
3 3 7 BUF 43 Jim Kelly pass complete middle to Lonnie Johnson for 10 yards (tackle by Chris Oldham and Rod Woodson) 3 23 0 0 99.0
3 1 10 PIT 47 Darick Holmes right for 3 yards (tackle by Joel Steed and Levon Kirkland) 3 23 0 0 99.0
3 2 7 PIT 44 Jim Kelly pass incomplete right intended for Andre Reed 3 23 0 0 99.0
3 3 7 PIT 44 Jim Kelly pass complete right to Eric Moulds for 11 yards (tackle by Rod Woodson) 3 23 0 0 99.0
3 1 10 PIT 33 Eric Moulds left for no gain (tackle by Levon Kirkland and Jerry Olsavsky) 3 23 0 0 99.0
3 2 10 PIT 33 Jim Kelly pass complete left to Russell Copeland for 5 yards (tackle by Willie Williams) 3 23 0 0 99.0
3 3 5 PIT 28 Darick Holmes middle for 4 yards (tackle by Joel Steed and Chad Brown) 3 23 0 0 99.0
3 4 1 PIT 24 Timeout #1 by Buffalo Bills 3 23 0 0
3 4 1 PIT 24 Jim Kelly pass complete right to Andre Reed for 6 yards (tackle by Carnell Lake and Levon Kirkland) 3 23 0 0 99.0
3 1 10 PIT 18 Darick Holmes left for 1 yard (tackle by Eric Ravotti). Penalty on Tony Cline: Holding, 10 yards 3 23 0 0 99.0
3 1 19 PIT 27 Jim Kelly pass incomplete middle intended for Quinn Early 3 23 0 0 99.0
3 2 19 PIT 27 Jim Kelly pass incomplete right intended for Darick Holmes (defended by Brentson Buckner) 3 23 0 0 99.0
3 3 19 PIT 27 Jim Kelly pass incomplete left intended for Russell Copeland 3 23 0 0 99.0
3 4 19 PIT 27 Steve Christie 45 yard field goal good 6 23 0 0 97.7
3 15:00 BUF 30 Steve Christie kicks off 62 yards, returned by Charles Johnson for 31 yards 6 23 0 0 97.7
3 1 10 PIT 39 Erric Pegram right for 2 yards (tackle by Mark Maddox) 6 23 0 0 97.7
3 2 8 PIT 41 Erric Pegram right for 5 yards (tackle by Bruce Smith) 6 23 0 0 97.7
3 3 3 PIT 46 Kordell Stewart pass complete right to Andre Hastings for 3 yards (tackle by Bryce Paup and Kurt Schulz) 6 23 0 0 97.7
3 1 10 PIT 49 Erric Pegram left for 7 yards (tackle by Chris Spielman) 6 23 0 0 97.7
3 2 3 BUF 44 Erric Pegram right for 6 yards (tackle by Bruce Smith) 6 23 0 0 97.7
3 1 10 BUF 38 Erric Pegram right for 11 yards (tackle by Kurt Schulz) 6 23 0 0 97.7
3 1 10 BUF 27 Erric Pegram right for 2 yards (tackle by Chris Spielman and Bryce Paup) 6 23 0 0 97.7
3 2 8 BUF 25 Mike Tomczak pass complete right to Jonathan Hayes for 7 yards (tackle by Kurt Schulz) 6 23 0 0 97.7
3 3 1 BUF 18 Jerome Bettis right for -1 yards (tackle by Ted Washington and Chris Spielman) 6 23 0 0 97.7
3 4 2 BUF 19 Norm Johnson 37 yard field goal no good, blocked, recovered by Kurt Schulz 6 23 0 0 97.7
3 10:09 1 10 BUF 19 Thurman Thomas middle for 8 yards (tackle by Darren Perry and Carnell Lake) 6 23 0 0 98.5
3 2 2 BUF 27 Thurman Thomas left for 5 yards (tackle by Chad Brown) 6 23 0 0 98.5
3 1 10 BUF 32 Jim Kelly pass complete middle to Darick Holmes for 6 yards. Penalty on Willie Williams: Face Mask, 5 yards 6 23 0 0 98.5
3 1 10 BUF 43 Darick Holmes right for 5 yards (tackle by Carnell Lake and Darren Perry) 6 23 0 0 98.5
3 2 5 BUF 48 Penalty on Tony Cline: Holding, 10 yards (no play) 6 23 0 0 98.5
3 2 15 BUF 38 Jim Kelly pass complete right to Andre Reed for 7 yards (tackle by Rod Woodson) 6 23 0 0 98.5
3 3 8 BUF 45 Jim Kelly pass incomplete left intended for Quinn Early 6 23 0 0 98.5
3 4 8 BUF 45 Chris Mohr punts 33 yards 6 23 0 0 98.5
3 4:11 1 10 PIT 22 Jerome Bettis middle for 12 yards (tackle by Henry Jones) 6 23 0 0 99.3
3 1 10 PIT 34 Jerome Bettis middle for 1 yard (tackle by Chris Spielman) 6 23 0 0 99.3
Quarter Time Down ToGo Location Detail BUF PIT EPB EPA Win%
4th Quarter
4 4:11 2 9 PIT 35 Jerome Bettis left for 12 yards (tackle by Chris Spielman and Ted Washington) 6 23 0 0 100.0
4 1 10 PIT 47 Jerome Bettis middle for 4 yards (tackle by Phil Hansen and Ted Washington) 6 23 0 0 100.0
4 2 6 BUF 49 Jerome Bettis right for 2 yards (tackle by Mark Maddox and Henry Jones) 6 23 0 0 100.0
4 3 4 BUF 47 Mike Tomczak pass incomplete right intended for Erric Pegram 6 23 0 0 100.0
4 4 4 BUF 47 Josh Miller punts 30 yards 6 23 0 0 100.0
4 1:15 1 10 BUF 17 Jim Kelly pass incomplete left intended for Thurman Thomas 6 23 0 0 100.0
4 2 10 BUF 17 Jim Kelly pass complete middle to Andre Reed for 4 yards (tackle by Carnell Lake) 6 23 0 0 100.0
4 3 6 BUF 21 Jim Kelly pass incomplete intended for Eric Moulds is intercepted by Levon Kirkland and returned for 2 yards 6 23 0 0 100.0
4 12:36 1 10 BUF 25 Erric Pegram middle for 2 yards (tackle by Phil Hansen) 6 23 0 0 99.9
4 2 8 BUF 23 Mike Tomczak pass incomplete middle intended for Mark Bruener (defended by Mark Maddox) 6 23 0 0 99.9
4 3 8 BUF 23 Timeout #1 by Pittsburgh Steelers 6 23 0 0
4 3 8 BUF 23 Penalty on Mike Tomczak: Delay of Game, 5 yards (no play) 6 23 0 0 99.9
4 3 13 BUF 28 Mike Tomczak pass complete middle to Kordell Stewart for 14 yards (tackle by Marlo Perry and Kurt Schulz) 6 23 0 0 99.9
4 1 10 BUF 14 Jerome Bettis left for 4 yards (tackle by Bryce Paup) 6 23 0 0 99.9
4 2 6 BUF 10 Jerome Bettis middle for -1 yards (tackle by Bruce Smith and Chris Spielman) 6 23 0 0 99.9
4 3 7 BUF 11 Jerome Bettis middle for 5 yards (tackle by Phil Hansen) 6 23 0 0 99.9
4 4 2 BUF 6 Norm Johnson 24 yard field goal no good, blocked 6 23 0 0 99.9
4 11:52 1 10 BUF 37 Jim Kelly sacked by Carlos Emmons for -7 yards 6 23 0 0 99.9
4 2 17 BUF 30 Penalty on Kent Hull: False Start, 5 yards (no play) 6 23 0 0 99.9
4 2 22 BUF 25 Thurman Thomas left for 11 yards (tackle by Willie Williams and Myron Bell) 6 23 0 0 99.9
4 3 11 BUF 36 Jim Kelly sacked by Chad Brown for -10 yards 6 23 0 0 99.9
4 4 21 BUF 26 Chris Mohr punts 45 yards 6 23 0 0 99.9
4 8:16 1 10 PIT 29 Erric Pegram right for 5 yards (tackle by Phil Hansen and Chris Spielman) 6 23 0 0 100.0
4 2 5 PIT 34 Erric Pegram middle for 12 yards (tackle by Thomas Smith) 6 23 0 0 100.0
4 1 10 PIT 46 Jerome Bettis middle for 5 yards (tackle by Henry Jones and Mark Maddox) 6 23 0 0 100.0
4 2 5 BUF 49 Jon Witman middle for 4 yards (tackle by Phil Hansen and Mark Maddox) 6 23 0 0 100.0
4 3 1 BUF 45 Kordell Stewart middle for 2 yards (tackle by Chris Spielman) 6 23 0 0 100.0
4 1 10 BUF 43 Jon Witman right for 3 yards (tackle by Sean Moran) 6 23 0 0 100.0
4 2 7 BUF 40 Jon Witman middle for 1 yard (tackle by Ted Washington) 6 23 0 0 100.0
4 3 6 BUF 39 Jon Witman left for 6 yards (tackle by Thomas Smith) 6 23 0 0 100.0
4 1 10 BUF 33 Mike Tomczak middle for -2 yards 6 23 0 0 100.0
4 2 12 BUF 35 Mike Tomczak middle for -1 yards 6 23 0 0 100.0
4 3 13 BUF 36 Mike Tomczak middle for -1 yards 6 23 0 0 100.0
End of Regulation62300
Scoring plays are highlighted in green and accepted penalties are highlighted in gray, while changes of possession are denoted by a bold line. Expected points before and after are relative to the team possessing the ball at the start of the play (though kickoffs are assumed to be in possession of the receiving team).