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Cincinnati Bengals 20 at Denver Broncos 38

Sunday, September 21, 1997
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Cincinnati Bengals (7-9-0)7010320
Denver Broncos (12-4-0)01471738

Game Info
Stadium Mile High Stadium
Start Time (ET) 4:00pm
Roof outdoors
Surface grass
Weather 51 degrees relative humidity 82%, wind 9 mph
Vegas Line Denver Broncos -12.0
Over/Under 45.0 (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 CIN DEN EPB EPA Win%
1st Quarter
1 15:00 CIN 30 Doug Pelfrey kicks off 64 yards, returned by Vaughn Hebron for 16 yards 0 0 0 0 0.0
1 1 10 DEN 22 Terrell Davis right for 3 yards (tackle by Dan Wilkinson and Ricardo McDonald) 0 0 0 0 0.0
1 2 7 DEN 25 Terrell Davis left for 11 yards (tackle by Greg Myers and Tremain Mack) 0 0 0 0 0.0
1 1 10 DEN 36 Vaughn Hebron left for 2 yards (tackle by John Copeland) 0 0 0 0 0.0
1 2 8 DEN 38 John Elway sacked by Gerald Dixon for -4 yards 0 0 0 0 0.0
1 3 12 DEN 34 John Elway pass complete left to Rod Smith for 12 yards (tackle by Jimmy Spencer) 0 0 0 0 0.0
1 1 10 DEN 46 John Elway pass incomplete left intended for Ed McCaffrey (defended by Jimmy Spencer) 0 0 0 0 0.0
1 2 10 DEN 46 Terrell Davis middle for 1 yard 0 0 0 0 0.0
1 3 9 DEN 47 John Elway sacked by Andre Collins for -8 yards 0 0 0 0 0.0
1 4 17 DEN 39 Tom Rouen punts 40 yards 0 0 0 0 0.0
1 10:53 1 10 CIN 21 -- 0 0 0 0 0.0
1 2 9 CIN 22 -- 0 0 0 0 0.0
1 3 9 CIN 22 Jeff Blake pass incomplete right (defended by John Mobley) 0 0 0 0 0.0
1 4 9 CIN 22 Lee Johnson punts 47 yards 0 0 0 0 0.0
1 9:19 1 10 DEN 31 John Elway pass incomplete right intended for Rod Smith 0 0 0 0 0.0
1 2 10 DEN 31 Terrell Davis left for 6 yards (tackle by Ricardo McDonald) 0 0 0 0 0.0
1 3 4 DEN 37 John Elway left for 5 yards (tackle by Steve Tovar) 0 0 0 0 0.0
1 1 10 DEN 42 John Elway pass complete right to Rod Smith for 26 yards (tackle by Steve Tovar) 0 0 0 0 0.0
1 1 10 CIN 32 Terrell Davis middle for -2 yards (tackle by James Francis). Penalty on John Copeland: Unnecessary Roughness, 15 yards 0 0 0 0 0.0
1 1 10 CIN 19 Penalty on John Elway: Intentional Grounding, 10 yards (no play) 0 0 0 0 0.0
1 2 20 CIN 29 John Elway pass incomplete right intended for Vaughn Hebron 0 0 0 0 0.0
1 3 20 CIN 29 John Elway pass incomplete intended for Ed McCaffrey is intercepted by Tremain Mack and returned for 29 yards 0 0 0 0 0.0
1 6:14 1 10 CIN 26 Jeff Blake pass complete right to Marco Battaglia for -1 yards. Penalty on John Mobley: Unnecessary Roughness, 15 yards 0 0 0 0 0.0
1 1 10 CIN 40 -- 0 0 0 0 0.0
1 2 8 CIN 42 Penalty on Carl Pickens: Pass Interference, 10 yards (no play) 0 0 0 0 0.0
1 2 18 CIN 32 0 0 0 0 0.0
1 2 23 CIN 27 Jeff Blake pass complete left to Carl Pickens for 30 yards (tackle by Darrien Gordon) 0 0 0 0 0.0
1 1 10 DEN 43 Jeff Blake pass complete right to Carl Pickens for 7 yards (tackle by Dedrick Dodge) 0 0 0 0 0.0
1 2 3 DEN 36 Penalty on Keith Traylor: Offside, 6 yards (no play) 0 0 0 0 0.0
1 1 10 DEN 30 -- 0 0 0 0 0.0
1 1 10 DEN 17 -- 0 0 0 0 0.0
1 2 8 DEN 15 Jeff Blake pass complete right to Carl Pickens for 5 yards (tackle by Ray Crockett) 0 0 0 0 0.0
1 3 3 DEN 10 -- 0 0 0 0 0.0
1 1 7 DEN 7 Jeff Blake pass complete left to Tony McGee for 7 yards, touchdown 6 0 0 0 0.0
1 Doug Pelfrey kicks extra point good 7 0 0 0 0.0
1 0:01 CIN 30 Doug Pelfrey kicks off 69 yards, returned by Vaughn Hebron for 24 yards 7 0 0 0 0.0
Quarter Time Down ToGo Location Detail CIN DEN EPB EPA Win%
2nd Quarter
2 11:04 DEN 30 Jason Elam kicks off 70 yards, returned by David Dunn for 25 yards 7 0 0 0 0.0
2 1 10 CIN 23 Jeff Blake sacked by Bill Romanowski for -8 yards 7 0 0 0 0.0
2 2 18 CIN 15 Jeff Blake pass complete left to Brian Milne for -1 yards (tackle by John Mobley) 7 0 0 0 0.0
2 3 19 CIN 14 Jeff Blake pass complete middle to David Dunn for 31 yards (tackle by Dedrick Dodge) 7 0 0 0 0.0
2 1 10 CIN 45 Corey Dillon left for -1 yards (tackle by John Mobley) 7 0 0 0 0.0
2 2 11 CIN 44 Penalty on Willie Anderson: Pass Interference, 10 yards (no play) 7 0 0 0 0.0
2 2 21 CIN 34 Jeff Blake pass complete right to Corey Dillon for 7 yards (tackle by Darrien Gordon and Ray Crockett) 7 0 0 0 0.0
2 3 14 CIN 41 Jeff Blake sacked by Maa Tanuvasa for -4 yards. Penalty on Neil Smith: Face Mask, 15 yards 7 0 0 0 0.0
2 1 10 DEN 48 Corey Dillon left for 5 yards (tackle by Bill Romanowski) 7 0 0 0 0.0
2 2 5 DEN 43 -- 7 0 0 0 0.0
2 3 7 DEN 45 Eric Bieniemy left for 2 yards (tackle by Alfred Williams) 7 0 0 0 0.0
2 4 5 DEN 43 Lee Johnson punts 43 yards, touchback 7 0 0 0 0.0
2 4:52 1 10 DEN 20 Terrell Davis left for 1 yard (tackle by Brentson Buckner) 7 0 0 0 0.0
2 2 9 DEN 21 John Elway pass complete left to Rod Smith for 10 yards (tackle by Jimmy Spencer) 7 0 0 0 0.0
2 1 10 DEN 31 Terrell Davis middle for 10 yards (tackle by Ricardo McDonald and James Francis) 7 0 0 0 0.0
2 1 10 DEN 41 Terrell Davis middle for 15 yards (tackle by Tremain Mack and James Francis) 7 0 0 0 0.0
2 1 10 CIN 44 Terrell Davis middle for 11 yards (tackle by Greg Myers and Gerald Dixon) 7 0 0 0 0.0
2 1 10 CIN 33 John Elway pass incomplete left intended for Shannon Sharpe (defended by Jimmy Spencer) 7 0 0 0 0.0
2 2 10 CIN 33 Timeout #1 by Denver Broncos 7 0 0 0
2 2 10 CIN 33 Penalty on Jimmy Spencer: Pass Interference, 28 yards (no play) 7 0 0 0 0.0
2 1 5 CIN 5 Terrell Davis middle for 2 yards (tackle by Dan Wilkinson and Ricardo McDonald) 7 0 0 0 0.0
2 2 3 CIN 3 Timeout #2 by Denver Broncos 7 0 0 0
2 2 3 CIN 3 Terrell Davis middle for 2 yards (tackle by Dan Wilkinson) 7 0 0 0 0.0
2 3 1 CIN 1 John Elway pass complete right to Rod Smith for 1 yard, touchdown 7 6 0 0 0.0
2 Jason Elam kicks extra point good 7 7 0 0 0.0
2 0:25 DEN 30 Jason Elam kicks off 67 yards, returned by Corey Dillon for 53 yards 7 7 0 0 0.0
2 1 10 DEN 44 Jeff Blake pass complete right to Carl Pickens for 6 yards 7 7 0 0 0.0
2 2 4 DEN 38 Jeff Blake pass incomplete right intended for Carl Pickens 7 7 0 0 0.0
2 3 4 DEN 38 Doug Pelfrey 56 yard field goal no good 7 7 0 0 0.0
2 0:01 1 10 DEN 25 Terrell Davis left for 3 yards 7 7 0 0 0.0
2 2 7 DEN 28 John Elway pass complete middle to Rod Smith for 9 yards (tackle by Ricardo McDonald) 7 7 0 0 0.0
2 1 10 DEN 37 John Elway pass complete left to Ed McCaffrey for 9 yards (tackle by Ricardo McDonald) 7 7 0 0 0.0
2 2 1 DEN 46 Terrell Davis middle for 8 yards (tackle by Greg Myers) 7 7 0 0 0.0
2 1 10 CIN 46 Terrell Davis middle for 11 yards (tackle by Gerald Dixon and Ricardo McDonald) 7 7 0 0 0.0
2 1 10 CIN 35 Terrell Davis left for 3 yards (tackle by John Copeland) 7 7 0 0 0.0
2 2 7 CIN 32 John Elway pass complete middle to Ed McCaffrey for 32 yards, touchdown 7 13 0 0 0.0
2 Jason Elam kicks extra point good 7 14 0 0 0.0
End of Half71400
Quarter Time Down ToGo Location Detail CIN DEN EPB EPA Win%
3rd Quarter
3 15:00 DEN 30 Jason Elam kicks off 70 yards, returned by David Dunn for 21 yards 7 14 0 0 0.0
3 1 10 CIN 21 -- 7 20 0 0 0.0
3 Doug Pelfrey kicks extra point good 8 20 0 0 0.0
3 14:38 CIN 30 Doug Pelfrey kicks off 46 yards, returned by Keith Burns for 18 yards 8 20 0 0 0.0
3 1 10 DEN 42 Terrell Davis right for 4 yards (tackle by Steve Tovar) 8 20 0 0 0.0
3 2 6 DEN 46 Terrell Davis middle for 4 yards (tackle by Steve Tovar) 8 20 0 0 0.0
3 3 2 DEN 50 John Elway pass incomplete right intended for Rod Smith 8 20 0 0 0.0
3 4 2 DEN 50 Tom Rouen punts 34 yards 8 20 0 0 0.0
3 13:08 1 10 CIN 16 Jeff Blake right for 9 yards (tackle by John Mobley) 8 20 0 0 0.0
3 2 1 CIN 25 -- 8 20 0 0 0.0
3 1 10 CIN 27 Jeff Blake pass complete left to Carl Pickens for 48 yards (tackle by Darrien Gordon) 8 20 0 0 0.0
3 1 10 DEN 25 Jeff Blake right for 11 yards 8 20 0 0 0.0
3 1 10 DEN 14 Jeff Blake pass incomplete (defended by Harald Hasselbach) 8 20 0 0 0.0
3 2 10 DEN 14 Jeff Blake pass incomplete (defended by Allen Aldridge) 8 20 0 0 0.0
3 3 10 DEN 14 Timeout #1 by Cincinnati Bengals 8 20 0 0
3 3 10 DEN 14 Jeff Blake pass complete left to Carl Pickens for 11 yards (tackle by Darrien Gordon) 8 20 0 0 0.0
3 1 3 DEN 3 -- 8 20 0 0 0.0
3 2 3 DEN 3 Jeff Blake pass incomplete middle intended for Carl Pickens (defended by Tyrone Braxton) 8 20 0 0 0.0
3 3 3 DEN 3 Eric Bieniemy left for 2 yards (tackle by Bill Romanowski and Tyrone Braxton) 8 20 0 0 0.0
3 4 1 DEN 1 Timeout #2 by Cincinnati Bengals 8 20 0 0
3 4 1 DEN 1 Penalty on Rich Braham: Illegal Block, 15 yards (no play) 8 20 0 0 0.0
3 4 16 DEN 16 Penalty on Rod Jones: False Start, 5 yards (no play) 8 20 0 0 0.0
3 4 21 DEN 21 Doug Pelfrey 38 yard field goal good 11 20 0 0 0.0
3 8:24 CIN 30 Doug Pelfrey kicks off 58 yards, returned by Vaughn Hebron for 20 yards 11 20 0 0 0.0
3 1 10 DEN 32 John Elway pass incomplete right intended for Rod Smith (defended by Greg Myers) 11 20 0 0 0.0
3 2 10 DEN 32 John Elway pass complete right to Ed McCaffrey for 14 yards (tackle by Ashley Ambrose) 11 20 0 0 0.0
3 1 10 DEN 46 John Elway pass complete middle to Terrell Davis for 8 yards (tackle by Steve Tovar) 11 20 0 0 0.0
3 2 2 CIN 46 Terrell Davis left for 5 yards (tackle by Greg Myers) 11 20 0 0 0.0
3 1 10 CIN 41 Terrell Davis left for 4 yards (tackle by Dan Wilkinson) 11 20 0 0 0.0
3 2 6 CIN 37 John Elway pass complete right to Shannon Sharpe for 5 yards (tackle by Steve Tovar) 11 20 0 0 0.0
3 3 1 CIN 32 Terrell Davis middle for 2 yards (tackle by James Francis) 11 20 0 0 0.0
3 1 10 CIN 30 John Elway pass incomplete left intended for Ed McCaffrey 11 20 0 0 0.0
3 2 10 CIN 30 John Elway pass complete left to Ed McCaffrey for 7 yards (tackle by Jimmy Spencer) 11 20 0 0 0.0
3 3 3 CIN 23 Terrell Davis middle for 5 yards (tackle by Steve Tovar) 11 20 0 0 0.0
3 1 10 CIN 18 John Elway pass incomplete left intended for Ed McCaffrey 11 20 0 0 0.0
3 2 10 CIN 18 John Elway pass complete middle to Rod Smith for 18 yards, touchdown 11 26 0 0 0.0
3 Jason Elam kicks extra point good 11 27 0 0 0.0
3 2:33 DEN 30 Jason Elam kicks off 62 yards, returned by David Dunn for 21 yards 11 27 0 0 0.0
3 1 10 CIN 29 Jeff Blake pass complete left to Carl Pickens for 10 yards (tackle by John Mobley) 11 27 0 0 0.0
3 1 10 CIN 39 -- 11 27 0 0 0.0
3 2 7 CIN 42 Jeff Blake pass complete right to Darnay Scott for 13 yards. Penalty on Ray Crockett: Unnecessary Roughness, 15 yards 11 27 0 0 0.0
3 1 10 DEN 30 -- 11 27 0 0 0.0
3 2 10 DEN 30 Penalty on Alfred Williams: Offside, 5 yards (no play) 11 27 0 0 0.0
3 2 5 DEN 25 Penalty on Ken Blackman: False Start, 5 yards (no play) 11 27 0 0 0.0
Quarter Time Down ToGo Location Detail CIN DEN EPB EPA Win%
4th Quarter
4 2:33 2 10 DEN 30 Jeff Blake pass complete right for -3 yards (tackle by Bill Romanowski) 11 27 0 0 0.0
4 3 13 DEN 33 Jeff Blake pass complete right to Carl Pickens for 8 yards (tackle by Ray Crockett) 11 27 0 0 0.0
4 4 5 DEN 25 Doug Pelfrey 43 yard field goal good 14 27 0 0 0.0
4 13:30 CIN 30 Doug Pelfrey kicks off 61 yards, returned by Vaughn Hebron for 22 yards 14 27 0 0 0.0
4 1 10 DEN 31 John Elway pass complete middle to Terrell Davis for 5 yards (tackle by Steve Tovar and Ricardo McDonald) 14 27 0 0 0.0
4 2 5 DEN 36 Terrell Davis left for 8 yards (tackle by Ricardo McDonald) 14 27 0 0 0.0
4 1 10 DEN 44 John Elway pass incomplete left intended for Howard Griffith 14 27 0 0 0.0
4 2 10 DEN 44 Terrell Davis middle for 6 yards (tackle by Ricardo McDonald) 14 27 0 0 0.0
4 3 4 DEN 50 Timeout #1 by Denver Broncos 14 27 0 0
4 3 4 DEN 50 Terrell Davis left for 50 yards, touchdown 14 33 0 0 0.0
4 Jason Elam kicks extra point good 14 34 0 0 0.0
4 11:13 DEN 30 Jason Elam kicks off 65 yards, returned by David Dunn for 17 yards 14 34 0 0 0.0
4 1 10 CIN 22 -- 14 34 0 0 0.0
4 2 9 CIN 23 Jeff Blake right for 2 yards 14 34 0 0 0.0
4 3 7 CIN 25 Jeff Blake pass complete right to David Dunn for 8 yards (tackle by Tyrone Braxton) 14 34 0 0 0.0
4 1 10 CIN 33 Jeff Blake pass incomplete right intended for James Hundon (defended by Ray Crockett) 14 34 0 0 0.0
4 2 10 CIN 33 Penalty on Bill Romanowski: Holding, 5 yards (no play) 14 34 0 0 0.0
4 1 10 CIN 38 Corey Dillon left for 28 yards (tackle by Maa Tanuvasa and Allen Aldridge) 14 34 0 0 0.0
4 1 10 DEN 34 Eric Bieniemy middle for no gain (tackle by Harald Hasselbach) 14 34 0 0 0.0
4 2 10 DEN 34 Penalty on Ken Blackman: False Start, 5 yards (no play) 14 34 0 0 0.0
4 2 15 DEN 39 Jeff Blake sacked by John Mobley for -3 yards 14 34 0 0 0.0
4 3 18 DEN 42 14 34 0 0 0.0
4 3 23 DEN 47 Timeout #3 by Cincinnati Bengals 14 34 0 0
4 3 23 DEN 47 Jeff Blake pass incomplete right intended for Darnay Scott (defended by Ray Crockett) 14 34 0 0 0.0
4 4 23 DEN 47 Timeout #2 by Denver Broncos 14 34 0 0
4 4 23 DEN 47 -- 14 34 0 0 0.0
4 4 23 DEN 47 Lee Johnson punts 3 yards 14 34 0 0 0.0
4 6:12 1 10 DEN 45 John Elway pass complete right to Rod Smith for 6 yards (tackle by Jimmy Spencer) 14 34 0 0 0.0
4 2 4 CIN 49 Terrell Davis left for 34 yards (tackle by Greg Myers) 14 34 0 0 0.0
4 1 10 CIN 15 Terrell Davis middle for 3 yards (tackle by Steve Tovar) 14 34 0 0 0.0
4 2 7 CIN 12 John Elway pass incomplete right intended for Rod Smith 14 34 0 0 0.0
4 3 7 CIN 12 Terrell Davis right for 5 yards (tackle by Gerald Dixon) 14 34 0 0 0.0
4 4 2 CIN 7 Timeout #3 by Denver Broncos 14 34 0 0
4 4 2 CIN 7 Jason Elam 25 yard field goal good 14 37 0 0 0.0
4 3:26 DEN 30 Jason Elam kicks off 69 yards. Penalty on Scott Brumfield: Holding, 10 yards 14 37 0 0 0.0
4 1 10 CIN 12 Jeff Blake pass complete middle to Corey Dillon for 6 yards (tackle by Allen Aldridge) 14 37 0 0 0.0
4 2 4 CIN 18 Jeff Blake pass incomplete right intended for Eric Bieniemy (defended by Neil Smith) 14 37 0 0 0.0
4 3 4 CIN 18 Jeff Blake pass incomplete left intended for Carl Pickens 14 37 0 0 0.0
4 4 4 CIN 18 Jeff Blake pass complete right to Darnay Scott for 11 yards (tackle by Ray Crockett) 14 37 0 0 0.0
4 1 10 CIN 29 Jeff Blake middle for 7 yards (tackle by Maa Tanuvasa) 14 37 0 0 0.0
4 2 3 CIN 36 Penalty on Rod Jones: Holding, 10 yards (no play) 14 37 0 0 0.0
4 2 13 CIN 26 Jeff Blake pass complete left to Corey Dillon for 10 yards (tackle by John Mobley) 14 37 0 0 0.0
4 3 3 CIN 36 Penalty on Tyrone Braxton: Pass Interference, 19 yards (no play) 14 37 0 0 0.0
4 1 10 DEN 45 Jeff Blake pass incomplete middle intended for Eric Bieniemy 14 37 0 0 0.0
4 2 10 DEN 45 Jeff Blake pass complete left to Corey Dillon for 7 yards (tackle by Tim McKyer) 14 37 0 0 0.0
4 3 3 DEN 38 Jeff Blake sacked by Neil Smith for -11 yards. Jeff Blake fumbles, recovered by Alfred Williams, touchdown 14 37 0 0 0.0
4 Jason Elam kicks extra point good 14 38 0 0 0.0
4 0:57 DEN 30 Jason Elam kicks off 45 yards, returned by James Hundon for 1 yard 14 38 0 0 0.0
4 1 10 CIN 26 Corey Dillon middle for 21 yards (tackle by Tyrone Braxton and Allen Aldridge) 14 38 0 0 0.0
4 1 10 CIN 47 Corey Dillon middle for 5 yards (tackle by Bill Romanowski) 14 38 0 0 0.0
End of Regulation143800
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).