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St. Louis Rams 14 at Denver Broncos 35

Sunday, September 14, 1997
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St. Louis Rams (5-11-0)700714
Denver Broncos (12-4-0)7771435

Game Info
Stadium Mile High Stadium
Start Time (ET) 4:00pm
Roof outdoors
Surface grass
Weather 71 degrees relative humidity 42%, wind 11 mph
Vegas Line Denver Broncos -13.0
Over/Under 43.0 (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

Full Play-By-Play

Quarter Time Down ToGo Location Detail RAM DEN EPB EPA Win%
1st Quarter
1 15:00 RAM 30 Jeff Wilkins kicks off 70 yards, touchback 0 0 0 0 83.3
1 1 10 DEN 20 Howard Griffith middle for 3 yards (tackle by Roman Phifer) 0 0 0 0 83.3
1 2 7 DEN 23 John Elway pass complete right to Shannon Sharpe for 6 yards (tackle by Robert Jones) 0 0 0 0 83.3
1 3 1 DEN 29 Terrell Davis right for -1 yards (tackle by Robert Jones) 0 0 0 0 83.3
1 4 2 DEN 28 Tom Rouen punts 48 yards 0 0 0 0 83.3
1 13:01 1 10 RAM 24 Penalty on Neil Smith: Offside, 6 yards (no play) 0 0 0 0 82.9
1 1 9 RAM 25 Tony Banks pass incomplete right intended for Ronald Moore (defended by John Mobley) 0 0 0 0 82.9
1 2 9 RAM 25 Ronald Moore middle for 1 yard (tackle by John Mobley) 0 0 0 0 82.9
1 3 8 RAM 26 Tony Banks pass incomplete left intended for Amp Lee (defended by Steve Atwater) 0 0 0 0 82.9
1 4 8 RAM 26 Will Brice punts 49 yards, returned by Darrien Gordon for 3 yards (tackle by Nate Dingle) 0 0 0 0 82.9
1 11:12 1 10 DEN 28 John Elway pass incomplete left intended for Terrell Davis (defended by Robert Jones) 0 0 0 0 82.5
1 2 10 DEN 28 Terrell Davis left for 5 yards (tackle by Leslie O'Neal) 0 0 0 0 82.5
1 3 5 DEN 33 Penalty on Shannon Sharpe: False Start, 5 yards (no play) 0 0 0 0 82.5
1 3 10 DEN 28 John Elway pass complete middle to Rod Smith for 72 yards, touchdown 0 6 0 0 91.9
1 Jason Elam kicks extra point good 0 7 0 0 93.0
1 9:56 DEN 30 Jason Elam kicks off 70 yards, returned by Jermaine Ross for 20 yards 0 7 0 0 92.9
1 1 10 RAM 19 Tony Banks pass complete right to Ernie Conwell for 8 yards (no play) 0 7 0 0 92.9
1 1 15 RAM 37 Ronald Moore right for 2 yards (tackle by Keith Traylor) 0 7 0 0 92.9
1 2 13 RAM 39 Tony Banks pass complete right to Ronald Moore for 9 yards 0 7 0 0 92.9
1 1 10 DEN 37 Tony Banks left for 6 yards (tackle by Bill Romanowski) 0 7 0 0 92.9
1 2 4 DEN 31 Tony Banks sacked by Keith Traylor for -12 yards 0 7 0 0 92.9
1 3 16 DEN 43 Tony Banks pass incomplete 0 7 0 0 92.9
1 4 16 DEN 43 Will Brice punts 43 yards, touchback 0 7 0 0 92.9
1 6:20 1 10 DEN 20 Penalty on Brian Habib: Holding, 10 yards (no play) 0 7 0 0 92.7
1 1 20 DEN 10 John Elway pass incomplete left intended for Rod Smith 0 7 0 0 92.7
1 2 20 DEN 10 John Elway pass incomplete right intended for Rod Smith (defended by Dexter McCleon) 0 7 0 0 92.7
1 3 20 DEN 10 John Elway pass complete right to Shannon Sharpe for 14 yards (tackle by Roman Phifer) 0 7 0 0 92.7
1 4 6 DEN 24 Tom Rouen punts 50 yards 0 7 0 0 92.7
1 4:55 1 10 RAM 26 Lawrence Phillips left for 4 yards (tackle by Darrien Gordon) 0 7 0 0 92.7
1 2 6 RAM 30 Tony Banks pass complete left to Eddie Kennison for 12 yards 0 7 0 0 92.7
1 1 10 RAM 42 Lawrence Phillips middle for 13 yards (tackle by Darrien Gordon) 0 7 0 0 92.7
1 1 10 DEN 45 Tony Banks pass complete right to Torrance Small for 11 yards (tackle by Ray Crockett) 0 7 0 0 92.7
1 1 10 DEN 34 Lawrence Phillips middle for 1 yard (tackle by John Mobley) 0 7 0 0 92.7
1 2 9 DEN 33 Tony Banks pass incomplete left intended for Torrance Small (defended by Steve Atwater) 0 7 0 0 92.7
1 3 9 DEN 33 Penalty on Ray Crockett: Holding, 5 yards (no play) 0 7 0 0 92.7
1 1 10 DEN 28 Tony Banks pass complete right to Torrance Small for 5 yards (tackle by Bill Romanowski) 0 7 0 0 92.7
1 2 5 DEN 23 Lawrence Phillips right for 23 yards, touchdown 6 7 0 0 83.2
1 Jeff Wilkins kicks extra point good 7 7 0 0 81.1
1 0:33 RAM 30 Jeff Wilkins kicks off 70 yards, returned by Vaughn Hebron for 26 yards. Penalty on Glenn Cadrez: Holding, 9 yards 7 7 0 0 80.0
1 1 10 DEN 9 John Elway pass incomplete right intended for Terrell Davis 7 7 0 0 80.0
1 2 10 DEN 9 Terrell Davis left for 11 yards (tackle by Keith Lyle) 7 7 0 0 80.0
Quarter Time Down ToGo Location Detail RAM DEN EPB EPA Win%
2nd Quarter
2 0:33 1 10 DEN 20 John Elway pass complete left to Byron Chamberlain for 9 yards (tackle by Gerald McBurrows) 7 7 0 0 75.5
2 2 1 DEN 29 Howard Griffith left for 4 yards (tackle by Jeff Robinson) 7 7 0 0 75.5
2 1 10 DEN 33 John Elway pass complete right to Dwayne Carswell for 14 yards (tackle by Gerald McBurrows) 7 7 0 0 75.5
2 1 10 DEN 47 Terrell Davis middle for 8 yards (tackle by Gerald McBurrows) 7 7 0 0 75.5
2 2 2 RAM 45 Howard Griffith left for 1 yard (tackle by Gerald McBurrows) 7 7 0 0 75.5
2 3 1 RAM 44 John Elway pass incomplete right intended for Ed McCaffrey 7 7 0 0 75.5
2 4 1 RAM 44 Timeout #1 by Denver Broncos 7 7 0 0
2 4 1 RAM 44 Terrell Davis left for 4 yards (tackle by Ryan McNeil) 7 7 0 0 75.5
2 1 10 RAM 40 Terrell Davis right for 1 yard (tackle by Robert Jones) 7 7 0 0 75.5
2 2 9 RAM 39 John Elway middle for 10 yards (tackle by Ryan McNeil) 7 7 0 0 75.5
2 1 10 RAM 29 Terrell Davis middle for 4 yards (tackle by Keith Lyle and Jay Williams) 7 7 0 0 75.5
2 2 6 RAM 25 John Elway pass incomplete right intended for Flipper Anderson 7 7 0 0 75.5
2 3 6 RAM 25 Timeout #2 by Denver Broncos 7 7 0 0
2 3 6 RAM 25 John Elway pass incomplete (defended by Roman Phifer) 7 7 0 0 75.5
2 4 6 RAM 25 Jason Elam 43 yard field goal no good, blocked by Kevin Carter 7 7 0 0 75.5
2 9:15 1 10 RAM 19 Tony Banks sacked by John Mobley for -4 yards 7 7 0 0 78.3
2 2 14 RAM 15 Tony Banks pass incomplete right intended for Eddie Kennison (defended by Ray Crockett) 7 7 0 0 78.3
2 3 14 RAM 15 Tony Banks pass complete right to Ernie Conwell for 11 yards (tackle by Bill Romanowski) 7 7 0 0 78.3
2 4 3 RAM 26 Will Brice punts 41 yards, returned by Darrien Gordon for 6 yards (tackle by Jeff Robinson) 7 7 0 0 78.3
2 7:47 1 10 DEN 39 John Elway pass incomplete right intended for Byron Chamberlain (defended by Gerald McBurrows) 7 7 0 0 77.8
2 2 10 DEN 39 Timeout #1 by St. Louis Rams 7 7 0 0
2 2 10 DEN 39 Vaughn Hebron right for 8 yards (tackle by Keith Lyle) 7 7 0 0 77.8
2 3 2 DEN 47 John Elway pass complete left to Howard Griffith for 4 yards (tackle by Roman Phifer) 7 7 0 0 77.8
2 1 10 RAM 49 John Elway pass complete left to Rod Smith for 11 yards (tackle by Ryan McNeil) 7 7 0 0 77.8
2 1 10 RAM 38 Terrell Davis left for 4 yards (tackle by Bryan Robinson) 7 7 0 0 77.8
2 2 6 RAM 34 John Elway pass complete left to Rod Smith for 5 yards (tackle by Marquis Walker) 7 7 0 0 77.8
2 3 1 RAM 29 Howard Griffith left for 5 yards (tackle by Roman Phifer and Keith Lyle) 7 7 0 0 77.8
2 1 10 RAM 24 John Elway pass incomplete middle intended for Dwayne Carswell 7 7 0 0 77.8
2 2 10 RAM 24 John Elway pass complete right to Dwayne Carswell for 24 yards, touchdown 7 13 0 0 90.8
2 Jason Elam kicks extra point good 7 14 0 0 92.2
2 4:10 DEN 30 Jason Elam kicks off 70 yards, touchback 7 14 0 0 92.2
2 1 10 RAM 20 Lawrence Phillips right for 2 yards (tackle by Keith Traylor and Steve Atwater) 7 14 0 0 92.2
2 2 8 RAM 22 Penalty on Neil Smith: Offside, 5 yards (no play) 7 14 0 0 92.2
2 2 3 RAM 27 Lawrence Phillips middle for -3 yards (tackle by Alfred Williams) 7 14 0 0 92.2
2 3 6 RAM 24 Tony Banks pass incomplete right intended for Torrance Small (defended by Darrien Gordon) 7 14 0 0 92.2
2 4 6 RAM 24 Will Brice punts 61 yards, returned by Darrien Gordon for 6 yards. Darrien Gordon fumbles, recovered by Darrien Gordon 7 14 0 0 92.2
2 2:17 1 10 DEN 21 Terrell Davis right for 7 yards (tackle by Robert Jones and Roman Phifer) 7 14 0 0 92.2
2 2 3 DEN 28 Terrell Davis right for 3 yards (tackle by D'Marco Farr) 7 14 0 0 92.2
2 1 10 DEN 31 John Elway pass incomplete right intended for Ed McCaffrey 7 14 0 0 92.2
2 2 10 DEN 31 John Elway pass incomplete intended for Willie Green is intercepted by Ryan McNeil 7 14 0 0 92.2
2 1:05 1 10 DEN 23 Tony Banks right for 6 yards (tackle by John Mobley) 7 14 0 0 92.2
2 2 4 DEN 17 Tony Banks pass incomplete intended for Jermaine Ross is intercepted by Tim McKyer 7 14 0 0 92.2
2 0:28 1 10 DEN 20 Terrell Davis middle for 10 yards (tackle by Keith Lyle and Gerald McBurrows) 7 14 0 0 92.2
2 1 10 DEN 30 Timeout #3 by Denver Broncos 7 14 0 0
2 1 10 DEN 30 Terrell Davis right for 12 yards (tackle by Todd Lyght) 7 14 0 0 92.2
End of Half71400
Quarter Time Down ToGo Location Detail RAM DEN EPB EPA Win%
3rd Quarter
3 15:00 DEN 30 Jason Elam kicks off 70 yards, touchback. Penalty on Detron Smith: Unnecessary Roughness, 15 yards 7 14 0 0 92.2
3 1 10 RAM 35 Tony Banks sacked by Neil Smith for -3 yards 7 14 0 0 92.2
3 2 13 RAM 32 Lawrence Phillips right for 3 yards (tackle by Bill Romanowski and Allen Aldridge) 7 14 0 0 92.2
3 3 10 RAM 35 Tony Banks pass incomplete right intended for Eddie Kennison (defended by Ray Crockett) 7 14 0 0 92.2
3 4 10 RAM 35 Will Brice punts 59 yards, returned by Darrien Gordon for 94 yards, touchdown 7 20 0 0 98.0
3 Jason Elam kicks extra point good 7 21 0 0 98.4
3 13:27 DEN 30 Jason Elam kicks off 70 yards, touchback 7 21 0 0 98.5
3 1 10 RAM 20 Craig Heyward middle for 5 yards (tackle by Randy Hilliard) 7 21 0 0 98.5
3 2 5 RAM 25 Lawrence Phillips left for -3 yards (tackle by Alfred Williams) 7 21 0 0 98.5
3 3 8 RAM 22 Tony Banks pass complete left to Eddie Kennison for 14 yards (tackle by Steve Atwater) 7 21 0 0 98.5
3 1 10 RAM 36 Timeout #1 by St. Louis Rams 7 21 0 0
3 1 10 RAM 36 Lawrence Phillips middle for 13 yards (tackle by Allen Aldridge) 7 21 0 0 98.5
3 1 10 RAM 49 Lawrence Phillips middle for 5 yards (tackle by Randy Hilliard) 7 21 0 0 98.5
3 2 5 DEN 46 Tony Banks pass complete right to Amp Lee for 9 yards (tackle by Steve Atwater) 7 21 0 0 98.5
3 1 10 DEN 37 Ronald Moore left for 13 yards (tackle by Alfred Williams and Steve Atwater) 7 21 0 0 98.5
3 1 10 DEN 24 Ronald Moore left for 5 yards (tackle by Tyrone Braxton) 7 21 0 0 98.5
3 2 5 DEN 19 Craig Heyward middle for 1 yard (tackle by Alfred Williams) 7 21 0 0 98.5
3 3 4 DEN 18 Tony Banks pass incomplete right intended for Jermaine Ross (defended by Tim McKyer) 7 21 0 0 98.5
3 4 4 DEN 18 Jeff Wilkins 37 yard field goal no good 7 21 0 0 98.5
3 13:27 1 10 DEN 27 Terrell Davis right for 4 yards (tackle by Mike Jones) 7 21 0 0 98.5
3 2 6 DEN 31 John Elway pass complete right to Byron Chamberlain for 9 yards (tackle by Gerald McBurrows) 7 21 0 0 98.5
3 1 10 DEN 40 Terrell Davis left for 2 yards (tackle by Keith Lyle) 7 21 0 0 98.5
3 2 8 DEN 42 Terrell Davis left for 6 yards (tackle by Bill Johnson) 7 21 0 0 98.5
3 3 2 DEN 48 John Elway pass complete right to Terrell Davis for 4 yards (tackle by Robert Jones and Todd Lyght) 7 21 0 0 98.5
3 1 10 RAM 48 John Elway pass incomplete left intended for Rod Smith 7 21 0 0 98.5
3 2 10 RAM 48 Vaughn Hebron left for no gain (tackle by Roman Phifer) 7 21 0 0 98.5
3 3 10 RAM 48 John Elway sacked by Leslie O'Neal for -14 yards 7 21 0 0 98.5
3 4 24 DEN 38 Tom Rouen punts 52 yards, returned by Eddie Kennison for 1 yard (tackle by Dedrick Dodge) 7 21 0 0 98.5
3 13:27 1 10 RAM 11 Lawrence Phillips middle for -1 yards (tackle by Steve Atwater and Keith Traylor) 7 21 0 0 98.5
3 2 11 RAM 10 Tony Banks sacked by Neil Smith for -5 yards 7 21 0 0 98.5
3 3 16 RAM 5 Tony Banks pass incomplete right intended for Amp Lee 7 21 0 0 98.5
3 4 16 RAM 5 Will Brice punts 42 yards, returned by Rod Smith for 12 yards (tackle by Britt Hager) 7 21 0 0 98.5
3 7:41 1 10 RAM 35 John Elway pass complete left to Dwayne Carswell for 6 yards (tackle by Roman Phifer and D'Marco Farr) 7 21 0 0 98.9
3 2 4 RAM 29 Terrell Davis middle for 8 yards (tackle by Gerald McBurrows) 7 21 0 0 98.9
3 1 10 RAM 21 John Elway pass complete left to Dwayne Carswell for 3 yards (tackle by Keith Lyle) 7 21 0 0 98.9
Quarter Time Down ToGo Location Detail RAM DEN EPB EPA Win%
4th Quarter
4 2:51 2 7 RAM 18 Terrell Davis left for 3 yards (tackle by Leslie O'Neal) 7 21 0 0 100.0
4 3 4 RAM 15 John Elway middle for no gain. John Elway fumbles, recovered by D'Marco Farr 7 21 0 0 100.0
4 2:51 1 10 RAM 16 Tony Banks pass complete left to Torrance Small for 6 yards (tackle by Ray Crockett) 7 21 0 0 100.0
4 2 4 RAM 22 Lawrence Phillips left for 3 yards (tackle by Harald Hasselbach) 7 21 0 0 100.0
4 3 1 RAM 25 Lawrence Phillips left for no gain 7 21 0 0 100.0
4 4 1 RAM 25 7 21 0 0 100.0
4 4 6 RAM 20 Will Brice punts 12 yards 7 21 0 0 100.0
4 1:30 1 10 RAM 32 John Elway left for no gain. John Elway fumbles, recovered by Howard Griffith 7 21 0 0 100.0
4 2 21 RAM 43 John Elway pass complete right to Willie Green for 5 yards (tackle by Todd Lyght) 7 21 0 0 100.0
4 3 16 RAM 38 John Elway pass complete right to Rod Smith for 38 yards, touchdown 7 27 0 0 100.0
4 Jason Elam kicks extra point good 7 28 0 0 100.0
4 14:13 DEN 30 Jason Elam kicks off 70 yards, returned by Jermaine Ross for 14 yards 7 28 0 0 100.0
4 1 10 RAM 12 Tony Banks pass complete middle to Amp Lee for 8 yards 7 28 0 0 100.0
4 2 2 RAM 20 Tony Banks pass incomplete is intercepted by Ray Crockett and returned for 4 yards 7 28 0 0 100.0
4 12:09 1 10 RAM 23 John Elway pass complete left to Ed McCaffrey for 23 yards, touchdown 7 34 0 0 100.0
4 Jason Elam kicks extra point good 7 35 0 0 100.0
4 11:00 DEN 30 Jason Elam kicks off 70 yards, returned by Jermaine Ross for 13 yards 7 35 0 0 100.0
4 1 10 RAM 6 Amp Lee middle for 4 yards (tackle by Tyrone Braxton) 7 35 0 0 100.0
4 2 6 RAM 10 Tony Banks pass complete right to Jermaine Ross for 14 yards (tackle by Tim McKyer) 7 35 0 0 100.0
4 1 10 RAM 24 Tony Banks pass complete middle to Amp Lee for 29 yards (tackle by Dedrick Dodge and Tim McKyer) 7 35 0 0 100.0
4 1 10 DEN 47 Tony Banks pass complete middle to Ronald Moore for 7 yards (tackle by Bill Romanowski) 7 35 0 0 100.0
4 2 3 DEN 40 Tony Banks pass complete right to Amp Lee for 15 yards (tackle by John Mobley) 7 35 0 0 100.0
4 1 10 DEN 25 Tony Banks pass incomplete left intended for Keith Crawford (defended by Ray Crockett) 7 35 0 0 100.0
4 2 10 DEN 25 Tony Banks pass incomplete left intended for Jermaine Ross (defended by Ray Crockett) 7 35 0 0 100.0
4 3 10 DEN 25 Tony Banks pass complete left to Amp Lee for 5 yards (tackle by Darrius Johnson and John Mobley) 7 35 0 0 100.0
4 4 5 DEN 20 Tony Banks pass incomplete left intended for Keith Crawford (defended by Darrius Johnson) 7 35 0 0 100.0
4 10:09 1 10 DEN 20 Terrell Davis right for no gain (tackle by Robert Jones) 7 35 0 0 100.0
4 2 10 DEN 20 Terrell Davis left for 4 yards (tackle by Leslie O'Neal) 7 35 0 0 100.0
4 3 6 DEN 24 Terrell Davis left for 3 yards (tackle by Roman Phifer) 7 35 0 0 100.0
4 4 3 DEN 27 Tom Rouen punts 39 yards, returned by Eddie Kennison for 4 yards 7 35 0 0 100.0
4 10:03 1 10 RAM 38 7 35 0 0 100.0
4 1 15 RAM 33 Tony Banks pass incomplete right intended for Keith Crawford 7 35 0 0 100.0
4 2 15 RAM 33 Tony Banks pass complete right to Keith Crawford for 17 yards (tackle by Dedrick Dodge) 7 35 0 0 100.0
4 1 10 RAM 50 Tony Banks pass complete left to Ronald Moore for 13 yards (tackle by Ray Crockett) 7 35 0 0 100.0
4 1 10 DEN 37 Tony Banks sacked by Harald Hasselbach and Mike Lodish for -9 yards 7 35 0 0 100.0
4 2 19 DEN 46 7 35 0 0 100.0
4 2 24 RAM 49 Tony Banks pass complete left to Amp Lee for 24 yards (tackle by Tyrone Braxton) 7 35 0 0 100.0
4 1 10 DEN 27 Ronald Moore left for 27 yards, touchdown 13 35 0 0 100.0
4 Jeff Wilkins kicks extra point good 14 35 0 0 100.0
4 6:34 RAM 30 Jeff Wilkins kicks onside 13 yards, recovered by Ed McCaffrey 14 35 0 0 100.0
4 1 10 RAM 43 Terrell Davis right for 5 yards (tackle by Todd Lyght and Keith Lyle) 14 35 0 0 100.0
4 2 5 RAM 38 Vaughn Hebron right for 3 yards (tackle by Roman Phifer) 14 35 0 0 100.0
4 3 2 RAM 35 Vaughn Hebron right for 3 yards (tackle by Jeff Zgonina) 14 35 0 0 100.0
4 1 10 RAM 32 Vaughn Hebron middle for 5 yards (tackle by Jeff Zgonina) 14 35 0 0 100.0
4 2 5 RAM 27 Jeff Lewis middle for -1 yards (tackle by Jeff Zgonina) 14 35 0 0 100.0
End of Regulation143500
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).