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Detroit Lions 17 at New Orleans Saints 35

Sunday, September 21, 1997
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Detroit Lions (9-7-0)0701017
New Orleans Saints (6-10-0)0217735

Game Info
Stadium Louisiana Superdome
Start Time (ET) 1:00pm
Roof dome
Surface astroturf
Vegas Line Detroit Lions -5.5
Over/Under 39.5 (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 DET NOR EPB EPA Win%
1st Quarter
1 15:00 NOR 30 Doug Brien kicks off 66 yards 0 0 0 0 0.0
1 1 10 DET 4 Scott Mitchell pass complete left to Herman Moore for 15 yards (tackle by Eric Allen) 0 0 0 0 0.0
1 1 10 DET 19 Scott Mitchell pass complete right to Pete Metzelaars for 5 yards (tackle by Anthony Newman) 0 0 0 0 0.0
1 2 5 DET 24 Barry Sanders middle for 1 yard (tackle by Anthony Newman and Pio Sagapolutele) 0 0 0 0 0.0
1 3 4 DET 25 Scott Mitchell pass incomplete middle intended for Herman Moore 0 0 0 0 0.0
1 4 4 DET 25 John Jett punts 38 yards, returned by Eric Guliford for 12 yards (tackle by Pete Chryplewicz) 0 0 0 0 0.0
1 13:06 1 10 NOR 49 Mario Bates right for 3 yards (tackle by Stephen Boyd) 0 0 0 0 0.0
1 2 7 DET 48 Mario Bates left for 3 yards (tackle by Antonio London) 0 0 0 0 0.0
1 3 4 DET 45 Mario Bates middle for 6 yards (tackle by Kerwin Waldroup) 0 0 0 0 0.0
1 1 10 DET 39 Mario Bates middle for 6 yards (tackle by Mark Carrier and Reggie Brown) 0 0 0 0 0.0
1 2 4 DET 33 Heath Shuler left for 2 yards (tackle by Stephen Boyd and Mike Wells) 0 0 0 0 0.0
1 3 2 DET 31 Mario Bates middle for 6 yards (tackle by Corey Raymond) 0 0 0 0 0.0
1 1 10 DET 25 Troy Davis left for -2 yards (tackle by Luther Elliss) 0 0 0 0 0.0
1 2 12 DET 27 Timeout #1 by New Orleans Saints 0 0 0 0
1 2 12 DET 27 Heath Shuler pass incomplete right intended for Mario Bates 0 0 0 0 0.0
1 3 12 DET 27 0 0 0 0 0.0
1 3 17 DET 32 Heath Shuler pass incomplete left intended for Eric Guliford 0 0 0 0 0.0
1 4 17 DET 32 Doug Brien 50 yard field goal no good 0 0 0 0 0.0
1 7:57 1 10 DET 40 Scott Mitchell pass incomplete right intended for Johnnie Morton 0 0 0 0 0.0
1 2 10 DET 40 Barry Sanders left for 9 yards (tackle by Anthony Newman and Vashone Adams) 0 0 0 0 0.0
1 3 1 DET 49 Barry Sanders middle for 5 yards (tackle by Mark Fields and Winfred Tubbs) 0 0 0 0 0.0
1 1 10 NOR 46 Barry Sanders middle for 7 yards (tackle by Pio Sagapolutele and Alex Molden) 0 0 0 0 0.0
1 2 3 NOR 39 Scott Mitchell pass incomplete intended for Herman Moore is intercepted by Eric Allen and returned for 27 yards 0 0 0 0 0.0
1 5:45 1 10 NOR 45 Penalty on Mike Verstegen: Holding, 10 yards (no play) 0 0 0 0 0.0
1 1 20 NOR 35 Mario Bates middle for 5 yards (tackle by Kerwin Waldroup) 0 0 0 0 0.0
1 2 15 NOR 40 Heath Shuler pass incomplete left intended for Eric Guliford 0 0 0 0 0.0
1 3 15 NOR 40 Heath Shuler pass incomplete left intended for Randal Hill (defended by Corey Raymond) 0 0 0 0 0.0
1 4 15 NOR 40 Mark Royals punts 49 yards, returned by Glyn Milburn for 8 yards (tackle by Ernest Dixon) 0 0 0 0 0.0
1 4:08 1 10 DET 19 Barry Sanders left for 11 yards (tackle by Winfred Tubbs) 0 0 0 0 0.0
1 1 10 DET 30 Barry Sanders left for 5 yards (tackle by Winfred Tubbs and Mark Fields) 0 0 0 0 0.0
1 2 5 DET 35 Scott Mitchell pass complete left to Pete Metzelaars for 3 yards (tackle by Mark Fields) 0 0 0 0 0.0
1 3 2 DET 38 Scott Mitchell pass complete right to Herman Moore for 9 yards (tackle by Alex Molden) 0 0 0 0 0.0
1 1 10 DET 47 Scott Mitchell pass complete left to Pete Chryplewicz for 12 yards (tackle by Vashone Adams) 0 0 0 0 0.0
1 1 10 NOR 41 Scott Mitchell pass incomplete intended for Herman Moore is intercepted by Anthony Newman and returned for 2 yards 0 0 0 0 0.0
1 0:57 1 10 NOR 34 Heath Shuler pass complete left to John Farquhar for 23 yards (tackle by Harry Colon) 0 0 0 0 0.0
1 1 10 DET 43 Heath Shuler pass complete right to Andre Hastings for 4 yards (tackle by Bryant Westbrook) 0 0 0 0 0.0
Quarter Time Down ToGo Location Detail DET NOR EPB EPA Win%
2nd Quarter
2 0:57 2 6 DET 39 Mario Bates left for no gain (tackle by Corey Raymond) 0 0 0 0 0.0
2 3 6 DET 39 Heath Shuler pass complete left to Eric Guliford for 18 yards (tackle by Harry Colon) 0 0 0 0 0.0
2 1 10 DET 21 Mario Bates pass complete right to Andre Hastings for 21 yards, touchdown 0 6 0 0 0.0
2 Doug Brien kicks extra point good 0 7 0 0 0.0
2 13:38 NOR 30 Doug Brien kicks off 69 yards, returned by Glyn Milburn for 24 yards 0 7 0 0 0.0
2 1 10 DET 25 -- 0 7 0 0 0.0
2 1 1 DET 34 Barry Sanders middle for 6 yards (tackle by Mark Fields) 0 7 0 0 0.0
2 1 10 DET 40 Penalty on Ray Roberts: Holding, 10 yards (no play) 0 7 0 0 0.0
2 1 20 DET 30 Scott Mitchell pass incomplete right intended for Johnnie Morton (defended by Alex Molden) 0 7 0 0 0.0
2 2 20 DET 30 Scott Mitchell pass incomplete left intended for Barry Sanders 0 7 0 0 0.0
2 3 20 DET 30 Scott Mitchell sacked by La'Roi Glover for -1 yards 0 7 0 0 0.0
2 4 21 DET 29 John Jett punts 35 yards. Penalty on Ernest Dixon: Holding, 10 yards 0 7 0 0 0.0
2 11:27 1 10 NOR 26 Mario Bates left for 74 yards, touchdown 0 13 0 0 0.0
2 Doug Brien kicks extra point good 0 14 0 0 0.0
2 11:17 NOR 30 Doug Brien kicks off 64 yards. Penalty on Rob Kelly: Unnecessary Roughness, 15 yards 0 14 0 0 0.0
2 1 10 DET 41 Tommy Vardell middle for 5 yards (tackle by Anthony Newman) 0 14 0 0 0.0
2 2 5 DET 46 Scott Mitchell pass complete middle to Herman Moore for 8 yards (tackle by Alex Molden) 0 14 0 0 0.0
2 1 10 NOR 46 Barry Sanders middle for 1 yard (tackle by Mark Fields and Vashone Adams) 0 14 0 0 0.0
2 2 9 NOR 45 Scott Mitchell pass complete left to Johnnie Morton for 4 yards. Penalty on Larry Tharpe: Unnecessary Roughness, 15 yards 0 14 0 0 0.0
2 3 19 DET 45 Scott Mitchell sacked by Wayne Martin for -5 yards. Scott Mitchell fumbles, recovered by Anthony Newman 0 14 0 0 0.0
2 8:45 1 10 NOR 49 Heath Shuler pass complete middle to Andre Hastings for 18 yards (tackle by Bryant Westbrook and Harry Colon) 0 14 0 0 0.0
2 1 10 DET 33 Mario Bates right for 6 yards (tackle by Matt Russell and Antonio London) 0 14 0 0 0.0
2 2 4 DET 27 Mario Bates left for no gain (tackle by Matt Russell) 0 14 0 0 0.0
2 3 4 DET 27 Heath Shuler pass complete middle to Andre Hastings for 10 yards (tackle by Kevin Abrams and Mark Carrier) 0 14 0 0 0.0
2 1 10 DET 17 Heath Shuler sacked by Robert Porcher and Luther Elliss for -6 yards. Heath Shuler fumbles, recovered by Heath Shuler 0 14 0 0 0.0
2 2 16 DET 23 Troy Davis middle for 3 yards (tackle by Matt Russell and Van Malone) 0 14 0 0 0.0
2 3 13 DET 20 Heath Shuler pass complete left to Daryl Hobbs for 20 yards, touchdown 0 20 0 0 0.0
2 Doug Brien kicks extra point good 0 21 0 0 0.0
2 4:27 NOR 30 Doug Brien kicks off 69 yards, returned by Glyn Milburn for 33 yards 0 21 0 0 0.0
2 1 10 DET 34 Barry Sanders left for -3 yards (tackle by Joe Johnson) 0 21 0 0 0.0
2 2 13 DET 31 Barry Sanders middle for 8 yards (tackle by Vashone Adams and Alex Molden) 0 21 0 0 0.0
2 3 5 DET 39 Penalty on Ray Roberts: False Start, 5 yards (no play) 0 21 0 0 0.0
2 3 10 DET 34 Scott Mitchell pass complete right to Herman Moore for 11 yards (tackle by Mickey Washington) 0 21 0 0 0.0
2 1 10 DET 45 Scott Mitchell pass complete left to Herman Moore for 7 yards (tackle by Eric Allen) 0 21 0 0 0.0
2 2 3 NOR 48 Timeout #1 by Detroit Lions 0 21 0 0
2 2 3 NOR 48 Barry Sanders left for 5 yards (tackle by Eric Allen) 0 21 0 0 0.0
2 1 10 NOR 43 Scott Mitchell pass incomplete right intended for Herman Moore 0 21 0 0 0.0
2 2 10 NOR 43 Barry Sanders left for 9 yards (tackle by Winfred Tubbs) 0 21 0 0 0.0
2 3 1 NOR 34 Timeout #2 by Detroit Lions 0 21 0 0
2 3 1 NOR 34 Scott Mitchell pass complete right to Herman Moore for 3 yards (tackle by Mickey Washington) 0 21 0 0 0.0
2 1 10 NOR 31 Scott Mitchell pass incomplete 0 21 0 0 0.0
2 2 10 NOR 31 Scott Mitchell pass complete left to Johnnie Morton for 14 yards (tackle by Eric Allen) 0 21 0 0 0.0
2 1 10 NOR 17 Scott Mitchell pass incomplete right intended for Herman Moore 0 21 0 0 0.0
2 2 10 NOR 17 Scott Mitchell pass complete left to Barry Sanders for 17 yards, touchdown 6 21 0 0 0.0
2 Jason Hanson kicks extra point good 7 21 0 0 0.0
2 0:59 DET 30 Jason Hanson kicks off 70 yards, touchback 7 21 0 0 0.0
2 1 10 NOR 20 Mario Bates left for no gain (tackle by Harry Colon and Antonio London) 7 21 0 0 0.0
2 2 10 NOR 20 Mario Bates left for no gain (tackle by Matt Russell and Reggie Brown) 7 21 0 0 0.0
End of Half72100
Quarter Time Down ToGo Location Detail DET NOR EPB EPA Win%
3rd Quarter
3 15:00 DET 30 Jason Hanson kicks off 60 yards, returned by Eric Guliford for 26 yards 7 21 0 0 0.0
3 1 10 NOR 36 Heath Shuler pass complete left to Ray Zellars for 13 yards (tackle by Mark Carrier and Antonio London) 7 21 0 0 0.0
3 1 10 NOR 49 Mario Bates left for 3 yards (tackle by Matt Russell) 7 21 0 0 0.0
3 2 7 DET 48 Heath Shuler pass complete right to Randal Hill for 11 yards (tackle by Bryant Westbrook) 7 21 0 0 0.0
3 1 10 DET 37 Mario Bates right for 8 yards (tackle by Reggie Brown and Matt Russell) 7 21 0 0 0.0
3 2 2 DET 29 Heath Shuler pass complete left to Randal Hill for 5 yards (tackle by Corey Raymond) 7 21 0 0 0.0
3 1 10 DET 24 Heath Shuler pass complete left to Randal Hill for 9 yards (tackle by Corey Raymond) 7 21 0 0 0.0
3 2 1 DET 15 Mario Bates left for 6 yards (tackle by Antonio London and Kerwin Waldroup) 7 21 0 0 0.0
3 1 9 DET 9 (no play) 7 21 0 0 0.0
3 1 14 DET 14 Mario Bates middle for -9 yards (tackle by Robert Porcher) 7 21 0 0 0.0
3 2 23 DET 23 Heath Shuler pass complete middle to Eric Guliford for 18 yards (tackle by Mark Carrier and Harry Colon) 7 21 0 0 0.0
3 3 5 DET 5 Heath Shuler middle for 5 yards, touchdown 7 27 0 0 0.0
3 Doug Brien kicks extra point good 7 28 0 0 0.0
3 8:22 NOR 30 Doug Brien kicks off 70 yards, returned by Glyn Milburn for 50 yards 7 28 0 0 0.0
3 1 10 DET 47 Barry Sanders middle for 5 yards (tackle by Richard Harvey and Pio Sagapolutele) 7 28 0 0 0.0
3 2 5 NOR 48 Scott Mitchell pass complete right to Pete Chryplewicz for 11 yards (tackle by Vashone Adams) 7 28 0 0 0.0
3 1 10 NOR 37 Barry Sanders middle for -1 yards (tackle by Joe Johnson) 7 28 0 0 0.0
3 2 11 NOR 38 Scott Mitchell pass complete right to Tommy Vardell for no gain (tackle by Alex Molden) 7 28 0 0 0.0
3 3 11 NOR 38 Scott Mitchell sacked by Wayne Martin and Joe Johnson for -5 yards. Scott Mitchell fumbles, recovered by Scott Mitchell 7 28 0 0 0.0
3 4 16 NOR 43 John Jett punts 29 yards. Penalty on Je'Rod Cherry: Holding, 7 yards 7 28 0 0 0.0
3 5:01 1 10 NOR 7 Mario Bates middle for 3 yards (tackle by Matt Russell and Reggie Brown) 7 28 0 0 0.0
3 2 7 NOR 10 Heath Shuler sacked by Luther Elliss for -4 yards 7 28 0 0 0.0
3 3 11 NOR 6 Timeout #1 by New Orleans Saints 7 28 0 0
3 3 11 NOR 6 Mario Bates middle for 4 yards (tackle by Luther Elliss) 7 28 0 0 0.0
3 4 7 NOR 10 Penalty on Wes Bender: Holding, 5 yards (no play) 7 28 0 0 0.0
3 4 12 NOR 5 Mark Royals punts 61 yards, returned by Glyn Milburn for 14 yards (tackle by Don Davis) 7 28 0 0 0.0
3 3:00 1 10 DET 48 Penalty on Larry Tharpe: Holding, 10 yards (no play) 7 28 0 0 0.0
3 1 20 DET 38 Barry Sanders left for 10 yards (tackle by Richard Harvey). Barry Sanders fumbles, recovered by Tommy Vardell 7 28 0 0 0.0
3 2 8 DET 50 Scott Mitchell pass complete right to Herman Moore for 10 yards (tackle by Alex Molden) 7 28 0 0 0.0
3 1 10 NOR 40 Barry Sanders middle for 12 yards (tackle by Mickey Washington and Vashone Adams) 7 28 0 0 0.0
3 1 10 NOR 28 Barry Sanders middle for 4 yards (tackle by Brady Smith) 7 28 0 0 0.0
3 2 6 NOR 24 Scott Mitchell pass incomplete middle intended for Johnnie Morton (defended by Anthony Newman) 7 28 0 0 0.0
3 3 6 NOR 24 Scott Mitchell sacked by Wayne Martin for -5 yards 7 28 0 0 0.0
Quarter Time Down ToGo Location Detail DET NOR EPB EPA Win%
4th Quarter
4 3:00 4 11 NOR 29 Jason Hanson 47 yard field goal good 10 28 0 0 0.0
4 14:56 DET 30 Jason Hanson kicks off 70 yards, touchback 10 28 0 0 0.0
4 1 10 NOR 20 Mario Bates middle for 3 yards (tackle by Harry Colon and Luther Elliss) 10 28 0 0 0.0
4 2 7 NOR 23 Heath Shuler pass incomplete right intended for Andre Hastings 10 28 0 0 0.0
4 3 7 NOR 23 Heath Shuler pass complete left to Eric Guliford for 7 yards (tackle by Robert Bailey) 10 28 0 0 0.0
4 1 10 NOR 30 Heath Shuler pass complete middle to Andre Hastings for 21 yards (tackle by Bryant Westbrook and Antonio London) 10 28 0 0 0.0
4 1 10 DET 49 Penalty on John Farquhar: False Start, 5 yards (no play) 10 28 0 0 0.0
4 1 15 NOR 46 Heath Shuler pass complete left to Ray Zellars for 14 yards (tackle by Mark Carrier and Harry Colon) 10 28 0 0 0.0
4 2 1 DET 40 Mario Bates middle for no gain (tackle by Mike Wells) 10 28 0 0 0.0
4 3 1 DET 40 Mario Bates left for 6 yards (tackle by Harry Colon and Matt Russell) 10 28 0 0 0.0
4 1 10 DET 34 Troy Davis left for 4 yards (tackle by Matt Russell) 10 28 0 0 0.0
4 2 6 DET 30 Mario Bates left for 4 yards (tackle by Corey Raymond) 10 28 0 0 0.0
4 3 2 DET 26 Mario Bates left for 4 yards (tackle by Matt Russell and Robert Porcher) 10 28 0 0 0.0
4 1 10 DET 22 Mario Bates middle for 2 yards (tackle by Matt Russell and Robert Porcher) 10 28 0 0 0.0
4 2 8 DET 20 Mario Bates left for -2 yards (tackle by Kerwin Waldroup and Matt Russell) 10 28 0 0 0.0
4 3 10 DET 22 Heath Shuler pass complete left to Randal Hill for 11 yards (tackle by Corey Raymond) 10 28 0 0 0.0
4 1 10 DET 11 Timeout #2 by New Orleans Saints 10 28 0 0
4 1 10 DET 11 Mario Bates left for 9 yards (tackle by Mark Carrier and Harry Colon) 10 28 0 0 0.0
4 2 1 DET 2 Mario Bates middle for 2 yards, touchdown 10 34 0 0 0.0
4 Doug Brien kicks extra point good 10 35 0 0 0.0
4 5:47 NOR 30 Doug Brien kicks off 70 yards, returned by Glyn Milburn for 30 yards 10 35 0 0 0.0
4 1 10 DET 26 Scott Mitchell pass complete left to Johnnie Morton for 6 yards. Johnnie Morton fumbles 10 35 0 0 0.0
4 2 4 DET 32 Scott Mitchell pass complete middle to Johnnie Morton for 38 yards (tackle by Mickey Washington) 10 35 0 0 0.0
4 1 10 NOR 30 Scott Mitchell sacked by Wayne Martin for 0 yards 10 35 0 0 0.0
4 2 10 NOR 30 Timeout #1 by Detroit Lions 10 35 0 0
4 2 10 NOR 30 Scott Mitchell pass complete right to Tommie Boyd for 15 yards (tackle by Mickey Washington) 10 35 0 0 0.0
4 1 10 NOR 15 Scott Mitchell pass incomplete left intended for Herman Moore 10 35 0 0 0.0
4 2 10 NOR 15 Scott Mitchell pass incomplete middle intended for Barry Sanders 10 35 0 0 0.0
4 3 10 NOR 15 Scott Mitchell pass complete left to Johnnie Morton for 10 yards (tackle by Anthony Newman and Eric Allen) 10 35 0 0 0.0
4 1 5 NOR 5 Scott Mitchell pass complete right to Herman Moore for 5 yards, touchdown 16 35 0 0 0.0
4 Jason Hanson kicks extra point good 17 35 0 0 0.0
4 3:48 DET 30 Jason Hanson kicks onside 9 yards, recovered by Vashone Adams 17 35 0 0 0.0
4 1 10 DET 39 Mario Bates left for 10 yards (tackle by Antonio London) 17 35 0 0 0.0
4 1 10 DET 29 Mario Bates left for no gain (tackle by Corey Raymond) 17 35 0 0 0.0
4 2 10 DET 29 Troy Davis middle for -1 yards (tackle by Mike Wells) 17 35 0 0 0.0
4 3 11 DET 30 Timeout #2 by Detroit Lions 17 35 0 0
4 3 11 DET 30 Heath Shuler pass incomplete left intended for Andre Hastings 17 35 0 0 0.0
4 4 11 DET 30 Doug Brien 48 yard field goal no good 17 35 0 0 0.0
4 2:05 1 10 DET 38 Scott Mitchell pass complete left to Pete Metzelaars for 7 yards (tackle by Winfred Tubbs) 17 35 0 0 0.0
4 2 3 DET 45 Scott Mitchell pass incomplete middle intended for Herman Moore (defended by Mickey Washington) 17 35 0 0 0.0
4 3 3 DET 45 Scott Mitchell pass complete right to Herman Moore for 13 yards (tackle by Anthony Newman) 17 35 0 0 0.0
4 1 10 NOR 42 Scott Mitchell pass incomplete middle intended for Johnnie Morton (defended by Eric Allen) 17 35 0 0 0.0
4 2 10 NOR 42 Scott Mitchell pass incomplete left intended for Herman Moore (defended by Alex Molden) 17 35 0 0 0.0
4 3 10 NOR 42 Scott Mitchell pass incomplete left intended for Johnnie Morton 17 35 0 0 0.0
4 4 10 NOR 42 Scott Mitchell pass complete middle to Herman Moore for 13 yards (tackle by Mickey Washington) 17 35 0 0 0.0
4 1 10 NOR 29 Scott Mitchell pass incomplete left intended for Johnnie Morton 17 35 0 0 0.0
4 2 10 NOR 29 Scott Mitchell pass incomplete middle intended for Tommie Boyd (defended by Mickey Washington) 17 35 0 0 0.0
4 3 10 NOR 29 Scott Mitchell pass complete right to Herman Moore for 17 yards (tackle by Mickey Washington and Anthony Newman) 17 35 0 0 0.0
4 1 10 NOR 12 Timeout #3 by Detroit Lions 17 35 0 0
4 1 10 NOR 12 Scott Mitchell pass incomplete is intercepted by Anthony Newman 17 35 0 0 0.0
4 0:32 1 10 NOR 20 Heath Shuler middle for -1 yards 17 35 0 0 0.0
End of Regulation173500
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).