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Indianapolis Colts 14 at Pittsburgh Steelers 42

Sunday, December 29, 1996
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Indianapolis Colts (9-7-0)0140014
Pittsburgh Steelers (10-6-0)10382142

Game Info
Stadium Three Rivers Stadium
Start Time (ET) 12:30pm
Roof outdoors
Surface astroturf
Weather 56 degrees relative humidity 82%, wind 12 mph
Vegas Line Pittsburgh Steelers -8.0
Over/Under 37.0 (over)

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

Starting Lineups

Full Play-By-Play

Quarter Time Down ToGo Location Detail CLT PIT EPB EPA Win%
1st Quarter
1 15:00 PIT 30 Norm Johnson kicks off 62 yards, returned by Aaron Bailey for 21 yards 0 0 0 0 72.4
1 1 10 CLT 29 Jim Harbaugh right for 3 yards (tackle by Jerry Olsavsky) 0 0 0 0 72.4
1 2 7 CLT 32 Marshall Faulk right for 5 yards (tackle by Levon Kirkland) 0 0 0 0 72.4
1 3 2 CLT 37 Jim Harbaugh pass complete left to Brian Stablein for 5 yards (tackle by Deon Figures) 0 0 0 0 72.4
1 1 10 CLT 42 Marshall Faulk middle for no gain (tackle by Levon Kirkland) 0 0 0 0 72.4
1 2 10 CLT 42 Jim Harbaugh pass incomplete left intended for Sean Dawkins 0 0 0 0 72.4
1 3 10 CLT 42 Timeout #1 by Indianapolis Colts 0 0 0 0
1 3 10 CLT 42 Jim Harbaugh pass incomplete left intended for Aaron Bailey 0 0 0 0 72.4
1 4 10 CLT 42 Chris Gardocki punts 39 yards, returned by Jahine Arnold for 18 yards (tackle by Bradford Banta) 0 0 0 0 72.4
1 11:45 1 10 PIT 37 Jerome Bettis left for 1 yard (tackle by Bernard Whittington) 0 0 0 0 71.8
1 2 9 PIT 38 Mike Tomczak pass complete left to Charles Johnson for 30 yards (tackle by Eugene Daniel) 0 0 0 0 71.8
1 1 10 CLT 32 Jerome Bettis middle for 3 yards (tackle by Bernard Whittington and Tony McCoy) 0 0 0 0 71.8
1 2 7 CLT 29 Mike Tomczak pass complete left to Charles Johnson for 16 yards (tackle by Ray McElroy) 0 0 0 0 71.8
1 1 10 CLT 13 Jerome Bettis left for 1 yard 0 0 0 0 71.8
1 2 9 CLT 12 Mike Tomczak pass incomplete left intended for Jonathan Hayes 0 0 0 0 71.8
1 3 9 CLT 12 Mike Tomczak pass incomplete 0 0 0 0 71.8
1 4 9 CLT 12 Norm Johnson 29 yard field goal good 0 3 0 0 79.0
1 8:19 PIT 30 Norm Johnson kicks off 65 yards, returned by Lamont Warren for 13 yards. Penalty on Sammie Burroughs: Clipping, 9 yards 0 3 0 0 78.7
1 1 10 CLT 9 Marshall Faulk middle for 7 yards (tackle by Darren Perry) 0 3 0 0 78.7
1 2 3 CLT 16 Marshall Faulk left for -2 yards (tackle by Chad Brown) 0 3 0 0 78.7
1 3 5 CLT 14 Jim Harbaugh pass incomplete 0 3 0 0 78.7
1 4 5 CLT 14 Chris Gardocki punts 48 yards, returned by Jahine Arnold for 31 yards (tackle by Mark Stock) 0 3 0 0 78.7
1 6:34 1 10 CLT 31 Jerome Bettis middle for 3 yards (tackle by Steve Martin) 0 3 0 0 78.6
1 2 7 CLT 28 Mike Tomczak pass complete left to Charles Johnson for 20 yards (tackle by Jason Belser) 0 3 0 0 78.6
1 1 8 CLT 8 Mike Tomczak pass complete middle to Andre Hastings for 7 yards (tackle by Jeff Herrod and Ray McElroy) 0 3 0 0 78.6
1 2 1 CLT 1 Kordell Stewart middle for 1 yard, touchdown 0 9 0 0 89.8
1 Norm Johnson kicks extra point good 0 10 0 0 91.2
1 4:55 PIT 30 Norm Johnson kicks off 62 yards, returned by Lamont Warren for 16 yards 0 10 0 0 91.3
1 1 10 CLT 24 Jim Harbaugh pass incomplete left intended for Sean Dawkins 0 10 0 0 91.3
1 2 10 CLT 24 Jim Harbaugh pass complete left to Marshall Faulk for 4 yards (tackle by Carnell Lake) 0 10 0 0 91.3
1 3 6 CLT 28 Jim Harbaugh pass complete left to Brian Stablein for 17 yards (tackle by Myron Bell) 0 10 0 0 91.3
1 1 10 CLT 45 Jim Harbaugh sacked by Chad Brown for -10 yards 0 10 0 0 91.3
1 2 20 CLT 35 Jim Harbaugh pass incomplete right intended for Marshall Faulk 0 10 0 0 91.3
1 3 20 CLT 35 Jim Harbaugh pass incomplete right intended for Marvin Harrison 0 10 0 0 91.3
1 4 20 CLT 35 Chris Gardocki punts 38 yards, returned by Jahine Arnold for 15 yards (tackle by Bradford Banta) 0 10 0 0 91.3
1 2:15 1 10 PIT 42 Jerome Bettis right for 1 yard (tackle by Ray Buchanan and Bernard Whittington) 0 10 0 0 91.4
1 2 9 PIT 43 Jerome Bettis middle for 12 yards (tackle by Jason Belser) 0 10 0 0 91.4
1 1 10 CLT 45 Jerome Bettis right for 11 yards (tackle by Ray Buchanan) 0 10 0 0 91.4
1 1 10 CLT 34 Mike Tomczak pass incomplete right intended for Ernie Mills 0 10 0 0 91.4
1 2 10 CLT 34 Jerome Bettis left for 2 yards (tackle by Steve Morrison) 0 10 0 0 91.4
Quarter Time Down ToGo Location Detail CLT PIT EPB EPA Win%
2nd Quarter
2 2:15 3 8 CLT 32 Mike Tomczak pass incomplete right intended for Jahine Arnold 0 10 0 0 92.6
2 4 8 CLT 32 Norm Johnson 50 yard field goal good 0 13 0 0 96.0
2 14:50 PIT 30 Norm Johnson kicks off 64 yards, returned by Lamont Warren for 28 yards. Penalty on Chris Oldham: Illegal Substitution, 5 yards 0 13 0 0 94.9
2 1 10 CLT 39 Clif Groce middle for 5 yards (tackle by Jason Gildon and Darren Perry) 0 13 0 0 94.9
2 2 5 CLT 44 Jim Harbaugh pass incomplete middle intended for Ken Dilger (defended by Jason Gildon) 0 13 0 0 94.9
2 3 5 CLT 44 Jim Harbaugh pass incomplete right intended for Marvin Harrison 0 13 0 0 94.9
2 4 5 CLT 44 Chris Gardocki punts 45 yards 0 13 0 0 94.9
2 13:47 1 10 PIT 11 Mike Tomczak pass complete right to Kirk Botkin for 18 yards (tackle by Jason Belser and Ray McElroy) 0 13 0 0 94.9
2 1 10 PIT 29 Jerome Bettis right for 2 yards (tackle by Jeff Herrod and Steve Martin) 0 13 0 0 94.9
2 2 8 PIT 31 Jerome Bettis left for -2 yards (tackle by Bernard Whittington and Jeff Herrod) 0 13 0 0 94.9
2 3 10 PIT 29 Mike Tomczak pass incomplete right intended for Ernie Mills 0 13 0 0 94.9
2 4 10 PIT 29 Josh Miller punts 59 yards, returned by Ray Buchanan for 4 yards (tackle by Chris Oldham) 0 13 0 0 94.9
2 11:31 1 10 CLT 16 Marshall Faulk right for 2 yards (tackle by Levon Kirkland and Brentson Buckner) 0 13 0 0 95.1
2 2 8 CLT 18 Jim Harbaugh right for 3 yards (tackle by Kevin Henry and Jerry Olsavsky). Penalty on Willie Williams: Unnecessary Roughness, 5 yards 0 13 0 0 95.1
2 1 10 CLT 26 Marshall Faulk right for 2 yards (tackle by Rod Woodson) 0 13 0 0 95.1
2 2 8 CLT 28 Marshall Faulk middle for 3 yards (tackle by Chad Brown and Jerry Olsavsky) 0 13 0 0 95.1
2 3 5 CLT 31 Jim Harbaugh pass complete left to Marvin Harrison for 10 yards (tackle by Deon Figures) 0 13 0 0 95.1
2 1 10 CLT 41 Marshall Faulk right for 5 yards (tackle by Darren Perry) 0 13 0 0 95.1
2 2 5 CLT 46 Timeout #2 by Indianapolis Colts 0 13 0 0
2 2 5 CLT 46 Jim Harbaugh pass incomplete right intended for Marvin Harrison 0 13 0 0 95.1
2 3 5 CLT 46 Jim Harbaugh pass incomplete right intended for Marvin Harrison 0 13 0 0 95.1
2 4 5 CLT 46 Chris Gardocki punts 37 yards 0 13 0 0 95.1
2 7:33 1 10 PIT 17 Jerome Bettis right for no gain (tackle by Tony McCoy and Bernard Whittington) 0 13 0 0 95.5
2 2 10 PIT 17 Mike Tomczak pass complete right to Charles Johnson for 35 yards (tackle by Ray Buchanan) 0 13 0 0 95.5
2 1 10 CLT 48 Mike Tomczak pass complete right to Tim Lester for 4 yards 0 13 0 0 95.5
2 2 6 CLT 44 Andre Hastings right for 2 yards (tackle by Tony McCoy and Ray McElroy) 0 13 0 0 95.5
2 3 4 CLT 42 Mike Tomczak pass incomplete intended for Ernie Mills is intercepted by Eugene Daniel and returned for 59 yards, touchdown 6 13 0 0 87.0
2 Cary Blanchard kicks extra point good 7 13 0 0 84.9
2 4:35 CLT 30 Chris Gardocki kicks off 66 yards, returned by Ernie Mills for 29 yards 7 13 0 0 85.0
2 1 10 PIT 33 Jerome Bettis left for 5 yards (tackle by Jeff Herrod) 7 13 0 0 85.0
2 2 5 PIT 38 Jerome Bettis middle for 4 yards (tackle by Jeff Herrod) 7 13 0 0 85.0
2 3 1 PIT 42 Jerome Bettis right for 4 yards 7 13 0 0 85.0
2 1 10 PIT 46 Mike Tomczak pass incomplete right intended for Jonathan Hayes 7 13 0 0 85.0
2 2 10 PIT 46 Mike Tomczak pass incomplete intended for Kirk Botkin is intercepted by Ray McElroy 7 13 0 0 85.0
2 4:35 1 10 CLT 40 Jim Harbaugh pass complete right to Marvin Harrison for 48 yards (tackle by Rod Woodson) 7 13 0 0 85.0
2 1 10 PIT 12 Clif Groce middle for 6 yards (tackle by Levon Kirkland) 7 13 0 0 85.0
2 2 4 PIT 6 Penalty on Ken Dilger: Face Mask, 5 yards (no play) 7 13 0 0 85.0
2 2 9 PIT 11 Jim Harbaugh pass complete left to Marshall Faulk for 2 yards (tackle by Willie Williams) 7 13 0 0 85.0
2 3 7 PIT 9 Jim Harbaugh pass complete right to Aaron Bailey for 9 yards, touchdown 13 13 0 0 67.4
2 Cary Blanchard kicks extra point good 14 13 0 0 63.8
2 4:35 CLT 30 Chris Gardocki kicks off 62 yards, returned by Jahine Arnold for 24 yards 14 13 0 0 63.8
2 1 10 PIT 32 Mike Tomczak middle for -1 yards 14 13 0 0 63.8
End of Half141300
Quarter Time Down ToGo Location Detail CLT PIT EPB EPA Win%
3rd Quarter
3 2:21 CLT 30 Chris Gardocki kicks off 66 yards, returned by Jahine Arnold for 14 yards. Penalty on Carlos Emmons: Clipping, 9 yards 14 13 0 0 57.2
3 1 10 PIT 9 Jerome Bettis middle for 4 yards (tackle by Jeff Herrod and Steve Martin) 14 13 0 0 57.2
3 2 6 PIT 13 Mike Tomczak pass complete middle to Kirk Botkin for 8 yards (tackle by Ray Buchanan) 14 13 0 0 57.2
3 1 10 PIT 21 Jerome Bettis middle for 7 yards (tackle by Steve Martin) 14 13 0 0 57.2
3 2 3 PIT 28 Tim Lester middle for 2 yards 14 13 0 0 57.2
3 3 1 PIT 30 Timeout #1 by Indianapolis Colts 14 13 0 0
3 3 1 PIT 30 Jerome Bettis middle for 4 yards (tackle by Bernard Whittington) 14 13 0 0 57.2
3 1 10 PIT 34 Ernie Mills right for 4 yards (tackle by Jason Belser). Penalty on Bernard Whittington: Illegal Substitution, 5 yards 14 13 0 0 57.2
3 1 10 PIT 43 Mike Tomczak pass complete right to Tim Lester for 3 yards 14 13 0 0 57.2
3 2 7 PIT 46 Jerome Bettis middle for 18 yards (tackle by Ray McElroy and Jason Belser) 14 13 0 0 57.2
3 1 10 CLT 36 Mike Tomczak pass complete left to Charles Johnson for 8 yards (tackle by Steve Morrison and Eugene Daniel) 14 13 0 0 57.2
3 2 2 CLT 28 Jerome Bettis left for -2 yards (tackle by Ellis Johnson) 14 13 0 0 57.2
3 3 4 CLT 30 Mike Tomczak pass complete left to Andre Hastings for 14 yards. Andre Hastings fumbles 14 13 0 0 57.2
3 1 10 CLT 16 Mike Tomczak pass complete right to Jerome Bettis for 4 yards (tackle by Jason Belser and Tony Bennett) 14 13 0 0 57.2
3 2 6 CLT 12 Jerome Bettis middle for 7 yards (tackle by Tony Bennett and Ray Buchanan) 14 13 0 0 57.2
3 1 5 CLT 5 Jerome Bettis right for 3 yards (tackle by Steve Morrison) 14 13 0 0 57.2
3 2 2 CLT 2 Kordell Stewart middle for 1 yard (tackle by Kendel Shello) 14 13 0 0 57.2
3 3 1 CLT 1 Jerome Bettis left for 1 yard, touchdown 14 19 0 0 84.3
3 CLT 2 Penalty on Eugene Daniel: Illegal Lateral, 1 yards (no play) 14 19 0 0 84.3
3 CLT 1 Two Point Attempt: conversion succeeds 14 21 0 0 90.1
3 0:31 PIT 30 Norm Johnson kicks off 62 yards, returned by Lamont Warren for 11 yards 14 21 0 0 90.7
3 1 10 CLT 19 Marshall Faulk right for 3 yards (tackle by Rod Woodson) 14 21 0 0 90.7
3 2 7 CLT 22 Jim Harbaugh pass incomplete intended for Ken Dilger is intercepted by Levon Kirkland 14 21 0 0 90.7
3 15:00 1 10 PIT 47 Fred McAfee left for 3 yards (tackle by Ellis Johnson) 14 21 0 0 87.6
3 2 7 PIT 50 Kordell Stewart pass complete left to Fred McAfee for no gain (tackle by Steve Morrison) 14 21 0 0 87.6
3 3 7 PIT 50 Andre Hastings right for 5 yards (tackle by Ellis Johnson and Richard Dent) 14 21 0 0 87.6
3 4 2 CLT 45 Josh Miller punts 24 yards 14 21 0 0 87.6
3 5:30 1 10 CLT 21 Jim Harbaugh pass complete left to Marshall Faulk for 4 yards (tackle by Willie Williams and Carnell Lake) 14 21 0 0 89.2
3 2 6 CLT 25 Jim Harbaugh pass complete right to Ken Dilger for 4 yards (tackle by Levon Kirkland and Rod Woodson) 14 21 0 0 89.2
3 3 2 CLT 29 Jim Harbaugh right for no gain. Jim Harbaugh fumbles, recovered by Carnell Lake 14 21 0 0 89.2
3 4:41 1 10 CLT 18 Mike Tomczak pass complete left to Andre Hastings for 9 yards (tackle by Ray Buchanan and Jason Belser) 14 21 0 0 89.4
3 2 1 CLT 9 Jon Witman middle for no gain (tackle by Ray McElroy and Steve Martin) 14 21 0 0 89.4
3 3 1 CLT 9 Jon Witman middle for 4 yards (tackle by Jeff Herrod and Jason Belser) 14 21 0 0 89.4
Quarter Time Down ToGo Location Detail CLT PIT EPB EPA Win%
4th Quarter
4 2:44 1 5 CLT 5 Jerome Bettis right for 4 yards (tackle by Bernard Whittington) 14 21 0 0 99.4
4 2 1 CLT 1 Jerome Bettis left for 1 yard, touchdown 14 27 0 0 100.0
4 Norm Johnson kicks extra point good 14 28 0 0 100.0
4 2:44 PIT 30 Norm Johnson kicks off 70 yards, touchback 14 28 0 0 100.0
4 1 10 CLT 20 Penalty on Kipp Vickers: Face Mask, 5 yards (no play) 14 28 0 0 100.0
4 1 15 CLT 15 Jim Harbaugh pass incomplete right intended for Marvin Harrison (defended by Rod Woodson) 14 28 0 0 100.0
4 2 15 CLT 15 Jim Harbaugh pass incomplete right intended for Marvin Harrison 14 28 0 0 100.0
4 3 15 CLT 15 Jim Harbaugh sacked by Chad Brown for -12 yards 14 28 0 0 100.0
4 4 27 CLT 3 Chris Gardocki punts 49 yards, returned by Jahine Arnold for 5 yards (tackle by Jason Belser) 14 28 0 0 100.0
4 1:34 1 10 CLT 47 Jerome Bettis middle for 8 yards (tackle by Elijah Alexander) 14 28 0 0 100.0
4 2 2 CLT 39 Jon Witman middle for no gain (tackle by Steve Morrison). Jon Witman fumbles 14 28 0 0 100.0
4 14:21 1 10 CLT 40 Jim Harbaugh pass complete left to Sean Dawkins for 12 yards (tackle by Willie Williams) 14 28 0 0 99.2
4 1 10 PIT 48 Jim Harbaugh pass incomplete middle intended for Ken Dilger 14 28 0 0 99.2
4 2 10 PIT 48 Timeout #2 by Indianapolis Colts 14 28 0 0
4 2 10 PIT 48 Jim Harbaugh pass incomplete right intended for Ken Dilger 14 28 0 0 99.2
4 3 10 PIT 48 Jim Harbaugh pass complete middle to Marvin Harrison for 13 yards (tackle by Rod Woodson and Darren Perry) 14 28 0 0 99.2
4 1 10 PIT 35 Jim Harbaugh pass incomplete right intended for Marshall Faulk 14 28 0 0 99.2
4 2 10 PIT 35 Jim Harbaugh pass incomplete left intended for Sean Dawkins 14 28 0 0 99.2
4 3 10 PIT 35 Jim Harbaugh pass complete left to Sean Dawkins for 6 yards (tackle by Willie Williams) 14 28 0 0 99.2
4 4 4 PIT 29 Jim Harbaugh pass incomplete right intended for Marvin Harrison (defended by Darren Perry) 14 28 0 0 99.2
4 13:32 1 10 PIT 29 Jon Witman right for 7 yards (tackle by Elijah Alexander) 14 28 0 0 99.3
4 2 3 PIT 36 Kordell Stewart right for 6 yards (tackle by Steve Morrison) 14 28 0 0 99.3
4 1 10 PIT 42 Jon Witman middle for 3 yards (tackle by Ellis Johnson and Tony McCoy) 14 28 0 0 99.3
4 2 7 PIT 45 Kordell Stewart middle for 24 yards (tackle by Tony Bennett) 14 28 0 0 99.3
4 1 10 CLT 31 Jon Witman left for 31 yards, touchdown 14 34 0 0 100.0
4 Norm Johnson kicks extra point good 14 35 0 0 100.0
4 12:45 PIT 30 Norm Johnson kicks off 66 yards, returned by Mark Stock for 21 yards 14 35 0 0 100.0
4 1 10 CLT 25 Jim Harbaugh sacked by Chad Brown for -7 yards 14 35 0 0 100.0
4 2 17 CLT 18 Jim Harbaugh pass incomplete 14 35 0 0 100.0
4 3 17 CLT 18 Penalty on Jim Harbaugh: Offside, 5 yards (no play) 14 35 0 0 100.0
4 3 22 CLT 13 Jim Harbaugh pass incomplete left intended for Sean Dawkins 14 35 0 0 100.0
4 4 22 CLT 13 Chris Gardocki punts 35 yards, returned by Jahine Arnold for 8 yards (tackle by Jason Belser) 14 35 0 0 100.0
4 10:08 1 10 CLT 40 Jon Witman left for 3 yards (tackle by Ray McElroy and Jeff Herrod) 14 35 0 0 100.0
4 2 7 CLT 37 Fred McAfee right for 8 yards (tackle by Bernard Whittington) 14 35 0 0 100.0
4 1 10 CLT 29 Fred McAfee left for 4 yards (tackle by Ellis Johnson) 14 35 0 0 100.0
4 2 6 CLT 25 Kordell Stewart right for 16 yards (tackle by Ellis Johnson) 14 35 0 0 100.0
4 1 9 CLT 9 Fred McAfee middle for 2 yards (tackle by Elijah Alexander) 14 35 0 0 100.0
4 2 7 CLT 7 Fred McAfee left for 4 yards (tackle by Ray Buchanan) 14 35 0 0 100.0
4 3 3 CLT 3 Kordell Stewart right for 3 yards, touchdown 14 41 0 0 100.0
4 Norm Johnson kicks extra point good 14 42 0 0 100.0
4 7:29 PIT 30 Norm Johnson kicks off 70 yards, returned by Mark Stock for 17 yards 14 42 0 0 100.0
4 1 10 CLT 17 Lamont Warren left for -1 yards (tackle by Oliver Gibson and Orpheus Roye) 14 42 0 0 100.0
4 2 11 CLT 16 Paul Justin pass complete left to Brian Stablein for 6 yards (tackle by Deon Figures) 14 42 0 0 100.0
4 3 5 CLT 22 Paul Justin sacked by Jason Gildon for -6 yards 14 42 0 0 100.0
4 4 11 CLT 16 Chris Gardocki punts 48 yards 14 42 0 0 100.0
4 6:24 1 10 PIT 36 Kordell Stewart middle for -1 yards 14 42 0 0 100.0
4 2 11 PIT 35 Kordell Stewart middle for -1 yards 14 42 0 0 100.0
4 3 12 PIT 34 Kordell Stewart middle for -1 yards 14 42 0 0 100.0
End of Regulation144200
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).