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New Orleans Saints 24 at St. Louis Rams 38

Sunday, August 31, 1997
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New Orleans Saints (6-10-0)6110724
St. Louis Rams (5-11-0)01421338

Game Info
Stadium TWA Dome
Start Time (ET) 1:00pm
Roof dome
Surface astroturf
Vegas Line St. Louis Rams -4.5
Over/Under 38.5 (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

Full Play-By-Play

Quarter Time Down ToGo Location Detail NOR RAM EPB EPA Win%
1st Quarter
1 15:00 RAM 30 Jeff Wilkins kicks off 70 yards. Penalty on Tony Johnson: Holding, 9 yards 0 0 0 0 0.0
1 1 10 NOR 9 Heath Shuler pass complete middle to Randal Hill for 32 yards (tackle by Ryan McNeil) 0 0 0 0 0.0
1 1 10 NOR 41 Heath Shuler pass complete left to Andre Hastings for 39 yards (tackle by Todd Lyght) 0 0 0 0 0.0
1 1 10 RAM 20 Mario Bates middle for -1 yards (tackle by Ryan McNeil) 0 0 0 0 0.0
1 2 11 RAM 21 Heath Shuler pass complete middle to Irv Smith for 8 yards (tackle by Gerald McBurrows) 0 0 0 0 0.0
1 3 3 RAM 13 Mario Bates middle for no gain (tackle by Kevin Carter and D'Marco Farr) 0 0 0 0 0.0
1 4 3 RAM 13 Doug Brien 31 yard field goal good 3 0 0 0 0.0
1 11:33 NOR 30 Doug Brien kicks off 64 yards 3 0 0 0 0.0
1 1 10 RAM 30 Tony Banks pass incomplete intended for Torrance Small is intercepted by Eric Allen 3 0 0 0 0.0
1 11:16 1 10 RAM 49 Heath Shuler pass incomplete intended for Andre Hastings is intercepted by Todd Lyght 3 0 0 0 0.0
1 11:06 1 10 RAM 26 Lawrence Phillips middle for 4 yards (tackle by Winfred Tubbs) 3 0 0 0 0.0
1 2 6 RAM 30 Lawrence Phillips left for -2 yards (tackle by Wayne Martin) 3 0 0 0 0.0
1 3 8 RAM 28 Tony Banks sacked by Alex Molden for -4 yards 3 0 0 0 0.0
1 4 12 RAM 24 Will Brice punts 37 yards, returned by Eric Guliford for 9 yards (tackle by Will Brice) 3 0 0 0 0.0
1 9:16 1 10 NOR 48 Ray Zellars left for 7 yards (tackle by Keith Lyle and Gerald McBurrows) 3 0 0 0 0.0
1 2 3 RAM 45 Penalty on Irv Smith: Holding, 10 yards (no play) 3 0 0 0 0.0
1 2 13 NOR 45 Heath Shuler pass complete left to Ray Zellars for 7 yards (tackle by Roman Phifer) 3 0 0 0 0.0
1 3 6 RAM 48 Heath Shuler pass complete middle to Troy Davis for 18 yards (tackle by Gerald McBurrows) 3 0 0 0 0.0
1 1 10 RAM 30 Troy Davis middle for 2 yards (tackle by Roman Phifer) 3 0 0 0 0.0
1 2 8 RAM 28 Heath Shuler pass complete right to Andre Hastings for 13 yards (tackle by Todd Lyght) 3 0 0 0 0.0
1 1 10 RAM 15 Troy Davis left for 8 yards (tackle by Keith Lyle) 3 0 0 0 0.0
1 2 2 RAM 7 Ray Zellars middle for 4 yards (tackle by Keith Lyle). Ray Zellars fumbles, recovered by Leslie O'Neal 3 0 0 0 0.0
1 4:31 1 10 RAM 1 Lawrence Phillips middle for 3 yards (tackle by Mark Fields) 3 0 0 0 0.0
1 2 7 RAM 4 Lawrence Phillips middle for 4 yards (tackle by Anthony Newman and Darren Mickell) 3 0 0 0 0.0
1 3 3 RAM 8 Tony Banks pass incomplete left intended for Lawrence Phillips (defended by Richard Harvey) 3 0 0 0 0.0
1 4 3 RAM 8 Will Brice punts 38 yards, returned by Eric Guliford for 11 yards (tackle by Jeff Robinson) 3 0 0 0 0.0
1 3:03 1 10 RAM 35 Heath Shuler pass incomplete left intended for Mario Bates (defended by Leslie O'Neal) 3 0 0 0 0.0
1 2 10 RAM 35 Heath Shuler pass incomplete middle intended for Randal Hill 3 0 0 0 0.0
1 3 10 RAM 35 Heath Shuler pass incomplete right intended for Randal Hill 3 0 0 0 0.0
1 4 10 RAM 35 Doug Brien 53 yard field goal good 6 0 0 0 0.0
1 2:43 NOR 30 Doug Brien kicks off 62 yards 6 0 0 0 0.0
1 1 10 RAM 18 Tony Banks pass complete left to Lawrence Phillips for 7 yards (tackle by Mark Fields) 6 0 0 0 0.0
1 2 3 RAM 25 Lawrence Phillips right for 3 yards (tackle by Winfred Tubbs) 6 0 0 0 0.0
1 1 10 RAM 28 Tony Banks pass complete left to Eddie Kennison for 12 yards (tackle by Eric Allen) 6 0 0 0 0.0
1 1 10 RAM 40 Tony Banks pass complete left to Ernie Conwell for 6 yards (tackle by Mark Fields) 6 0 0 0 0.0
Quarter Time Down ToGo Location Detail NOR RAM EPB EPA Win%
2nd Quarter
2 2:43 2 4 RAM 46 Penalty on Darren Mickell: Offside, 5 yards (no play) 6 0 0 0 0.0
2 1 10 NOR 49 Lawrence Phillips right for 5 yards (tackle by Mark Fields) 6 0 0 0 0.0
2 2 5 NOR 44 Lawrence Phillips right for 6 yards (tackle by Winfred Tubbs) 6 0 0 0 0.0
2 1 10 NOR 38 Tony Banks pass complete left to Lawrence Phillips for 1 yard (tackle by Eric Allen) 6 0 0 0 0.0
2 2 9 NOR 37 Tony Banks pass complete right to Eddie Kennison for 18 yards (tackle by Vashone Adams) 6 0 0 0 0.0
2 1 10 NOR 19 Ronald Moore middle for 2 yards (tackle by Winfred Tubbs) 6 0 0 0 0.0
2 2 8 NOR 17 Tony Banks pass complete right to Ernie Conwell for 11 yards (tackle by Anthony Newman) 6 0 0 0 0.0
2 1 6 NOR 6 Craig Heyward middle for 5 yards (tackle by Winfred Tubbs) 6 0 0 0 0.0
2 2 1 NOR 1 Lawrence Phillips middle for 1 yard, touchdown 6 6 0 0 0.0
2 Jeff Wilkins kicks extra point good 6 7 0 0 0.0
2 10:12 RAM 30 Jeff Wilkins kicks off 70 yards, touchback 6 7 0 0 0.0
2 1 10 NOR 20 Mario Bates left for 16 yards (tackle by Ryan McNeil) 6 7 0 0 0.0
2 1 10 NOR 36 Ray Zellars left for 3 yards (tackle by Kevin Carter) 6 7 0 0 0.0
2 2 7 NOR 39 Ray Zellars middle for 11 yards (tackle by Gerald McBurrows) 6 7 0 0 0.0
2 1 10 NOR 50 Heath Shuler pass incomplete left intended for Irv Smith 6 7 0 0 0.0
2 2 10 NOR 50 Heath Shuler sacked by Roman Phifer for -9 yards 6 7 0 0 0.0
2 3 19 NOR 41 Timeout #1 by New Orleans Saints 6 7 0 0
2 3 19 NOR 41 Heath Shuler pass complete right to Ray Zellars for -5 yards (tackle by Roman Phifer) 6 7 0 0 0.0
2 4 24 NOR 36 Mark Royals punts 43 yards 6 7 0 0 0.0
2 6:46 1 10 RAM 22 Amp Lee right for 1 yard (tackle by Joe Johnson) 6 7 0 0 0.0
2 2 9 RAM 23 Lawrence Phillips right for no gain (tackle by Richard Harvey) 6 7 0 0 0.0
2 3 9 RAM 23 Tony Banks pass incomplete left intended for Torrance Small (defended by Alex Molden) 6 7 0 0 0.0
2 4 9 RAM 23 Will Brice punts 42 yards 6 7 0 0 0.0
2 5:14 1 10 NOR 35 Ray Zellars middle for -4 yards (tackle by Kevin Carter) 6 7 0 0 0.0
2 2 14 NOR 31 Heath Shuler pass incomplete left intended for Andre Hastings 6 7 0 0 0.0
2 3 14 NOR 31 Penalty on Willie Roaf: Holding, 10 yards (no play) 6 7 0 0 0.0
2 3 24 NOR 21 Mario Bates left for 1 yard (tackle by Mike Jones) 6 7 0 0 0.0
2 4 23 NOR 22 Mark Royals punts 33 yards 6 7 0 0 0.0
2 3:15 1 10 RAM 45 Tony Banks pass complete left to Torrance Small for 22 yards (tackle by Anthony Newman) 6 7 0 0 0.0
2 1 10 NOR 33 Lawrence Phillips middle for 3 yards (tackle by Pio Sagapolutele) 6 7 0 0 0.0
2 2 7 NOR 30 Tony Banks pass complete left to Torrance Small for 30 yards, touchdown 6 13 0 0 0.0
2 Jeff Wilkins kicks extra point good 6 14 0 0 0.0
2 3:15 RAM 30 Jeff Wilkins kicks off 70 yards, returned by Eric Guliford for 102 yards, touchdown 12 14 0 0 0.0
2 Two Point Attempt: conversion succeeds 14 14 0 0 0.0
2 1:41 NOR 30 Doug Brien kicks off 70 yards 14 14 0 0 0.0
2 1 10 RAM 20 Tony Banks pass incomplete left intended for Amp Lee 14 14 0 0 0.0
2 2 10 RAM 20 Tony Banks sacked by Mark Fields for -8 yards 14 14 0 0 0.0
2 3 18 RAM 12 Timeout #2 by New Orleans Saints 14 14 0 0
2 3 18 RAM 12 Amp Lee left for 3 yards (tackle by Mark Fields) 14 14 0 0 0.0
2 4 15 RAM 15 Timeout #3 by New Orleans Saints 14 14 0 0
2 4 15 RAM 15 Will Brice punts 43 yards, returned by Eric Guliford for 23 yards (tackle by Nate Dingle) 14 14 0 0 0.0
2 1:05 1 10 RAM 35 Heath Shuler pass complete right to Ray Zellars for 3 yards (tackle by Dexter McCleon) 14 14 0 0 0.0
2 2 7 RAM 32 Heath Shuler pass incomplete right intended for Daryl Hobbs 14 14 0 0 0.0
2 3 7 RAM 32 Mario Bates left for 4 yards (tackle by Jeff Zgonina) 14 14 0 0 0.0
2 4 3 RAM 28 Timeout #1 by St. Louis Rams 14 14 0 0
2 4 3 RAM 28 Doug Brien 46 yard field goal good 17 14 0 0 0.0
2 0:08 NOR 30 Doug Brien kicks off 39 yards, returned by Jeff Zgonina for 5 yards 17 14 0 0 0.0
2 1 10 RAM 36 Tony Banks middle for -2 yards (tackle by Wayne Martin) 17 14 0 0 0.0
End of Half171400
Quarter Time Down ToGo Location Detail NOR RAM EPB EPA Win%
3rd Quarter
3 15:00 NOR 30 Doug Brien kicks off 70 yards 17 14 0 0 0.0
3 1 10 RAM 15 Tony Banks pass complete right to Torrance Small for 15 yards (tackle by Anthony Newman) 17 14 0 0 0.0
3 1 10 RAM 30 Lawrence Phillips left for 3 yards (tackle by Wayne Martin) 17 14 0 0 0.0
3 2 7 RAM 33 Craig Heyward middle for 3 yards (tackle by Pio Sagapolutele) 17 14 0 0 0.0
3 3 4 RAM 36 Lawrence Phillips right for no gain (tackle by Alex Molden) 17 14 0 0 0.0
3 4 4 RAM 36 Will Brice punts 37 yards 17 14 0 0 0.0
3 12:29 1 10 NOR 28 Mario Bates left for 4 yards (tackle by Robert Jones) 17 14 0 0 0.0
3 2 6 NOR 32 Ray Zellars left for 1 yard (tackle by Robert Jones) 17 14 0 0 0.0
3 3 5 NOR 33 17 14 0 0 0.0
3 1 10 NOR 41 Ray Zellars left for no gain (tackle by D'Marco Farr and Roman Phifer) 17 14 0 0 0.0
3 2 10 NOR 41 Heath Shuler pass incomplete left intended for Irv Smith 17 14 0 0 0.0
3 3 10 NOR 41 17 14 0 0 0.0
3 3 15 NOR 36 Penalty on Clarence Jones: False Start, 5 yards (no play) 17 14 0 0 0.0
3 3 20 NOR 31 Heath Shuler sacked by D'Marco Farr and Kevin Carter for -9 yards 17 14 0 0 0.0
3 4 29 NOR 22 Mark Royals punts 53 yards, returned by Eddie Kennison for 5 yards (tackle by Don Davis) 17 14 0 0 0.0
3 9:37 1 10 RAM 30 Tony Banks pass incomplete left intended for Torrance Small 17 14 0 0 0.0
3 2 10 RAM 30 17 14 0 0 0.0
3 2 15 RAM 25 Tony Banks pass complete middle to Eddie Kennison for 41 yards (tackle by Vashone Adams) 17 14 0 0 0.0
3 1 10 NOR 34 Tony Banks pass incomplete right intended for Torrance Small (defended by Alex Molden) 17 14 0 0 0.0
3 2 10 NOR 34 Lawrence Phillips left for -2 yards (tackle by Joe Johnson) 17 14 0 0 0.0
3 3 12 NOR 36 17 14 0 0 0.0
3 3 22 NOR 46 Tony Banks pass complete left to Ernie Conwell for 46 yards, touchdown 17 20 0 0 0.0
3 Jeff Wilkins kicks extra point good 17 21 0 0 0.0
3 7:47 RAM 30 Jeff Wilkins kicks off 70 yards, returned by Troy Davis for 29 yards. Troy Davis fumbles, recovered by Marquis Walker 17 21 0 0 0.0
3 7:47 1 10 NOR 25 Tony Banks pass incomplete middle intended for Ernie Conwell (defended by Mark Fields) 17 21 0 0 0.0
3 2 10 NOR 25 Lawrence Phillips left for 25 yards, touchdown 17 27 0 0 0.0
3 Jeff Wilkins kicks extra point good 17 28 0 0 0.0
3 7:47 RAM 30 Jeff Wilkins kicks off 65 yards, returned by Eric Guliford for 25 yards 17 28 0 0 0.0
3 1 10 NOR 30 Penalty on Irv Smith: Holding, 10 yards (no play) 17 28 0 0 0.0
3 1 20 NOR 20 Penalty on Willie Roaf: Holding, 10 yards (no play) 17 28 0 0 0.0
3 1 30 NOR 10 Penalty on Mike Verstegen: False Start, 5 yards (no play) 17 28 0 0 0.0
3 1 35 NOR 5 Heath Shuler pass incomplete left intended for Randal Hill 17 28 0 0 0.0
3 2 35 NOR 5 Heath Shuler pass incomplete intended for Randal Hill is intercepted by Keith Lyle and returned for 6 yards 17 28 0 0 0.0
3 7:34 1 10 NOR 24 Craig Heyward middle for 8 yards (tackle by Winfred Tubbs) 17 28 0 0 0.0
3 2 2 NOR 16 Craig Heyward left for no gain (tackle by Anthony Newman) 17 28 0 0 0.0
3 3 2 NOR 16 Lawrence Phillips right for 9 yards (tackle by Vashone Adams) 17 28 0 0 0.0
3 1 7 NOR 7 Lawrence Phillips middle for 2 yards (tackle by Pio Sagapolutele) 17 28 0 0 0.0
3 2 5 NOR 5 Lawrence Phillips right for 5 yards, touchdown 17 34 0 0 0.0
3 Jeff Wilkins kicks extra point good 17 35 0 0 0.0
3 6:40 RAM 30 Jeff Wilkins kicks off 70 yards, touchback 17 35 0 0 0.0
3 1 10 NOR 20 Heath Shuler pass incomplete left intended for Irv Smith (defended by Jeff Zgonina) 17 35 0 0 0.0
3 2 10 NOR 20 Heath Shuler pass incomplete left intended for Mario Bates 17 35 0 0 0.0
3 3 10 NOR 20 Heath Shuler pass incomplete left intended for Andre Hastings (defended by Mike Jones) 17 35 0 0 0.0
3 4 10 NOR 20 Mark Royals punts 50 yards, returned by Eddie Kennison for 20 yards (tackle by Sammy Knight) 17 35 0 0 0.0
3 4:05 1 10 RAM 50 Craig Heyward middle for 1 yard (tackle by Darren Mickell) 17 35 0 0 0.0
3 2 9 NOR 49 17 35 0 0 0.0
3 2 19 RAM 41 Amp Lee left for 13 yards (tackle by Vashone Adams) 17 35 0 0 0.0
3 3 6 NOR 46 Keith Crawford right for 23 yards (tackle by Mickey Washington) 17 35 0 0 0.0
3 1 10 NOR 23 Lawrence Phillips middle for 3 yards (tackle by Joe Johnson) 17 35 0 0 0.0
3 2 7 NOR 20 Lawrence Phillips left for 2 yards (tackle by Richard Harvey and Ernest Dixon) 17 35 0 0 0.0
Quarter Time Down ToGo Location Detail NOR RAM EPB EPA Win%
4th Quarter
4 3:31 3 5 NOR 18 Tony Banks pass incomplete right intended for Eddie Kennison (defended by Alex Molden) 17 35 0 0 0.0
4 4 5 NOR 18 Jeff Wilkins 36 yard field goal no good 17 35 0 0 0.0
4 3:31 1 10 NOR 26 Ray Zellars middle for 2 yards (tackle by Jeff Robinson) 17 35 0 0 0.0
4 2 8 NOR 28 Danny Wuerffel pass complete left to Andre Hastings for 13 yards (tackle by Ryan McNeil) 17 35 0 0 0.0
4 1 10 NOR 41 Mario Bates right for 4 yards (tackle by Bryan Robinson) 17 35 0 0 0.0
4 2 6 NOR 45 Danny Wuerffel pass incomplete right intended for Irv Smith (defended by Jeff Robinson) 17 35 0 0 0.0
4 3 6 NOR 45 Danny Wuerffel pass complete left to Ray Zellars for 8 yards (tackle by Mike Jones) 17 35 0 0 0.0
4 1 10 RAM 47 Danny Wuerffel pass incomplete right intended for Andre Hastings 17 35 0 0 0.0
4 2 10 RAM 47 Danny Wuerffel pass incomplete left intended for Ray Zellars 17 35 0 0 0.0
4 3 10 RAM 47 Danny Wuerffel sacked by Leslie O'Neal for -7 yards 17 35 0 0 0.0
4 4 17 NOR 46 Mark Royals punts 54 yards, touchback 17 35 0 0 0.0
4 14:50 1 10 RAM 20 Lawrence Phillips right for no gain (tackle by Winfred Tubbs) 17 35 0 0 0.0
4 2 10 RAM 20 Lawrence Phillips right for 1 yard (tackle by Austin Robbins) 17 35 0 0 0.0
4 3 9 RAM 21 Tony Banks pass complete right to Amp Lee for 8 yards (tackle by Mickey Washington) 17 35 0 0 0.0
4 4 1 RAM 29 Will Brice punts 42 yards, returned by Eric Guliford for 21 yards (tackle by Will Brice) 17 35 0 0 0.0
4 11:52 1 10 NOR 50 Danny Wuerffel pass incomplete right intended for Andre Hastings (defended by Todd Lyght) 17 35 0 0 0.0
4 2 10 NOR 50 Danny Wuerffel pass incomplete left intended for Randal Hill 17 35 0 0 0.0
4 3 10 NOR 50 Troy Davis right for 12 yards (tackle by Keith Lyle) 17 35 0 0 0.0
4 1 10 RAM 38 Danny Wuerffel pass complete middle to Irv Smith for 18 yards (tackle by Keith Lyle) 17 35 0 0 0.0
4 1 10 RAM 20 Penalty on Irv Smith: Holding, 10 yards (no play) 17 35 0 0 0.0
4 1 20 RAM 30 Danny Wuerffel pass incomplete left intended for Eric Guliford 17 35 0 0 0.0
4 2 20 RAM 30 Danny Wuerffel pass complete left to Andre Hastings for 30 yards, touchdown 23 35 0 0 0.0
4 Doug Brien kicks extra point good 24 35 0 0 0.0
4 9:41 NOR 30 Doug Brien kicks off 70 yards 24 35 0 0 0.0
4 1 10 RAM 16 Lawrence Phillips middle for 8 yards (tackle by Anthony Newman and Wayne Martin) 24 35 0 0 0.0
4 2 2 RAM 24 Lawrence Phillips left for 10 yards (tackle by Eric Allen) 24 35 0 0 0.0
4 1 10 RAM 34 Craig Heyward left for no gain (tackle by Vashone Adams and Mark Fields) 24 35 0 0 0.0
4 2 10 RAM 34 Lawrence Phillips left for 20 yards (tackle by Alex Molden) 24 35 0 0 0.0
4 1 10 NOR 46 Ronald Moore middle for 1 yard (tackle by Anthony Newman) 24 35 0 0 0.0
4 2 9 NOR 45 Ronald Moore right for no gain (tackle by Wayne Martin) 24 35 0 0 0.0
4 3 9 NOR 45 Timeout #1 by New Orleans Saints 24 35 0 0
4 3 9 NOR 45 Tony Banks pass complete left to Eddie Kennison for 9 yards (tackle by Eric Allen) 24 35 0 0 0.0
4 1 10 NOR 36 Lawrence Phillips middle for 6 yards (tackle by Joe Johnson) 24 35 0 0 0.0
4 2 4 NOR 30 Lawrence Phillips left for 6 yards (tackle by Richard Harvey) 24 35 0 0 0.0
4 1 10 NOR 24 Ronald Moore middle for -1 yards (tackle by Darren Mickell) 24 35 0 0 0.0
4 2 11 NOR 25 Timeout #2 by New Orleans Saints 24 35 0 0
4 2 11 NOR 25 Ronald Moore middle for 3 yards (tackle by Wayne Martin) 24 35 0 0 0.0
4 3 8 NOR 22 Timeout #3 by New Orleans Saints 24 35 0 0
4 3 8 NOR 22 Tony Banks left for 4 yards (tackle by Vashone Adams) 24 35 0 0 0.0
4 4 4 NOR 18 Jeff Wilkins 36 yard field goal good 24 38 0 0 0.0
4 7:43 RAM 30 Jeff Wilkins kicks off 69 yards, returned by Eric Guliford for 20 yards 24 38 0 0 0.0
4 1 10 NOR 21 Danny Wuerffel pass incomplete left intended for Troy Davis 24 38 0 0 0.0
4 2 10 NOR 21 Troy Davis right for 8 yards (tackle by Roman Phifer) 24 38 0 0 0.0
4 3 2 NOR 29 24 38 0 0 0.0
4 1 10 RAM 42 24 38 0 0 0.0
4 1 5 RAM 37 Danny Wuerffel pass incomplete intended for Eric Guliford is intercepted by Keith Lyle 24 38 0 0 0.0
End of Regulation243800
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).