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Detroit Lions 13 at Buffalo Bills 22

Sunday, October 5, 1997
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Detroit Lions (9-7-0)033713
Buffalo Bills (6-10-0)3100922

Game Info
Stadium Rich Stadium
Start Time (ET) 1:00pm
Roof outdoors
Surface astroturf
Weather 65 degrees relative humidity 84%, wind 12 mph
Vegas Line Buffalo Bills -3.5
Over/Under 41.0 (under)

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 BUF EPB EPA Win%
1st Quarter
1 15:00 DET 30 Jason Hanson kicks off 64 yards, returned by Eric Moulds for 12 yards 0 0 0 0 0.0
1 1 10 BUF 18 Thurman Thomas middle for 1 yard (tackle by Mike Wells) 0 0 0 0 0.0
1 2 9 BUF 19 Thurman Thomas left for 12 yards (tackle by Harry Colon) 0 0 0 0 0.0
1 1 10 BUF 31 Todd Collins pass complete left to Thurman Thomas for 8 yards (tackle by Luther Elliss) 0 0 0 0 0.0
1 2 2 BUF 39 Todd Collins pass complete left to Thurman Thomas for 7 yards (tackle by Reggie Brown and Stephen Boyd) 0 0 0 0 0.0
1 1 10 BUF 46 Timeout #1 by Buffalo Bills 0 0 0 0
1 1 10 BUF 46 Penalty on Jerry Ostroski: False Start, 5 yards (no play) 0 0 0 0 0.0
1 1 15 BUF 41 Penalty on Luther Elliss: Offside, 5 yards (no play) 0 0 0 0 0.0
1 1 10 BUF 46 Antowain Smith left for 4 yards (tackle by George Jamison and Corey Raymond) 0 0 0 0 0.0
1 2 6 BUF 50 Todd Collins pass complete right to Andre Reed for 17 yards 0 0 0 0 0.0
1 1 10 DET 33 Todd Collins sacked by Mike Wells and Robert Porcher for -7 yards 0 0 0 0 0.0
1 2 17 DET 40 Antowain Smith left for 5 yards (tackle by Mike Wells) 0 0 0 0 0.0
1 3 12 DET 35 Todd Collins pass complete left to Antowain Smith for 6 yards (tackle by Reggie Brown and Stephen Boyd) 0 0 0 0 0.0
1 4 6 DET 29 Steve Christie 47 yard field goal good 0 3 0 0 0.0
1 9:26 BUF 30 Steve Christie kicks off 60 yards, returned by Glyn Milburn for 14 yards 0 3 0 0 0.0
1 1 10 DET 24 Barry Sanders right for -2 yards (tackle by Ted Washington) 0 3 0 0 0.0
1 2 12 DET 22 Scott Mitchell pass complete middle to Herman Moore for 9 yards (tackle by Thomas Smith) 0 3 0 0 0.0
1 3 3 DET 31 Scott Mitchell pass complete left to Herman Moore for 21 yards 0 3 0 0 0.0
1 1 10 BUF 48 Scott Mitchell pass incomplete intended for Tommie Boyd is intercepted by Damien Covington and returned for 6 yards 0 3 0 0 0.0
1 7:07 1 10 BUF 41 Thurman Thomas middle for -4 yards (tackle by Robert Porcher) 0 3 0 0 0.0
1 2 14 BUF 37 Todd Collins pass complete right to Thurman Thomas for -1 yards (tackle by Bryant Westbrook) 0 3 0 0 0.0
1 3 15 BUF 36 Todd Collins pass complete left to Thurman Thomas for 4 yards (tackle by Stephen Boyd) 0 3 0 0 0.0
1 4 11 BUF 40 Chris Mohr punts 46 yards, returned by Glyn Milburn for 9 yards (tackle by Ethan Albright) 0 3 0 0 0.0
1 5:05 1 10 DET 23 Barry Sanders right for -3 yards (tackle by Bruce Smith) 0 3 0 0 0.0
1 2 13 DET 20 Barry Sanders left for 8 yards (tackle by Thomas Smith) 0 3 0 0 0.0
1 3 5 DET 28 Scott Mitchell pass complete middle to Tommie Boyd for 23 yards 0 3 0 0 0.0
1 1 10 BUF 49 Scott Mitchell pass complete right to Barry Sanders for 2 yards (tackle by Henry Jones and Chris Spielman) 0 3 0 0 0.0
1 2 8 BUF 47 Barry Sanders middle for 15 yards (tackle by Bryce Paup) 0 3 0 0 0.0
1 1 10 BUF 32 Barry Sanders left for 3 yards (tackle by Bruce Smith and Ted Washington) 0 3 0 0 0.0
1 2 7 BUF 29 Scott Mitchell sacked by Sam Rogers for -17 yards 0 3 0 0 0.0
1 3 24 BUF 46 Scott Mitchell left for 3 yards (tackle by Bruce Smith). Penalty on Marlon Kerner: Holding, 5 yards 0 3 0 0 0.0
1 1 10 BUF 38 Barry Sanders left for 5 yards (tackle by Ted Washington) 0 3 0 0 0.0
Quarter Time Down ToGo Location Detail DET BUF EPB EPA Win%
2nd Quarter
2 5:05 2 5 BUF 33 Scott Mitchell pass incomplete middle intended for Tommy Vardell (defended by Ted Washington) 0 3 0 0 0.0
2 3 5 BUF 33 Scott Mitchell pass complete left to Herman Moore for 10 yards (tackle by Marlon Kerner) 0 3 0 0 0.0
2 1 10 BUF 23 Barry Sanders left for 8 yards (tackle by Damien Covington and Chris Spielman) 0 3 0 0 0.0
2 2 2 BUF 15 Barry Sanders left for 3 yards (tackle by Bryce Paup) 0 3 0 0 0.0
2 1 10 BUF 12 Barry Sanders left for 3 yards (tackle by Bryce Paup) 0 3 0 0 0.0
2 2 7 BUF 9 Scott Mitchell pass incomplete right intended for Barry Sanders 0 3 0 0 0.0
2 3 7 BUF 9 Scott Mitchell pass incomplete left intended for Herman Moore (defended by Henry Jones) 0 3 0 0 0.0
2 4 7 BUF 9 Jason Hanson 28 yard field goal good 3 3 0 0 0.0
2 15:00 BUF 30 Steve Christie kicks off 36 yards 3 3 0 0 0.0
2 12:24 DET 30 Jason Hanson kicks off 63 yards, returned by Eric Moulds for 53 yards 3 3 0 0 0.0
2 1 10 DET 40 Antowain Smith middle for 2 yards (tackle by Reggie Brown and Mike Wells) 3 3 0 0 0.0
2 2 8 DET 38 Penalty on Corbin Lacina: False Start, 5 yards (no play) 3 3 0 0 0.0
2 2 13 DET 43 Todd Collins pass complete left to Andre Reed for 43 yards, touchdown 3 9 0 0 0.0
2 Steve Christie kicks extra point good 3 10 0 0 0.0
2 11:06 BUF 30 Steve Christie kicks off 70 yards. Penalty on Van Malone: Illegal Block, 10 yards 3 10 0 0 0.0
2 1 10 DET 17 Barry Sanders right for 1 yard (tackle by Henry Jones) 3 10 0 0 0.0
2 2 9 DET 18 Scott Mitchell pass complete middle to Johnnie Morton for 21 yards (tackle by Henry Jones) 3 10 0 0 0.0
2 1 10 DET 39 Barry Sanders left for 5 yards (tackle by Damien Covington) 3 10 0 0 0.0
2 2 5 DET 44 Scott Mitchell pass incomplete left intended for Johnnie Morton 3 10 0 0 0.0
2 3 5 DET 44 Scott Mitchell pass incomplete 3 10 0 0 0.0
2 4 5 DET 44 Penalty on Scott Kowalkowski: Face Mask, 15 yards (no play) 3 10 0 0 0.0
2 4 20 DET 29 John Jett punts 50 yards, returned by Steve Tasker for 2 yards. Steve Tasker fumbles, recovered by Steve Tasker 3 10 0 0 0.0
2 8:33 1 10 BUF 23 Thurman Thomas left for 5 yards (tackle by Stephen Boyd and Mike Wells) 3 10 0 0 0.0
2 2 5 BUF 28 Thurman Thomas left for 6 yards (tackle by Stephen Boyd) 3 10 0 0 0.0
2 1 10 BUF 34 Thurman Thomas middle for 2 yards (tackle by Reggie Brown) 3 10 0 0 0.0
2 2 8 BUF 36 Thurman Thomas middle for no gain (tackle by Mark Carrier) 3 10 0 0 0.0
2 3 8 BUF 36 Todd Collins pass complete right to Andre Reed for 3 yards (tackle by Bryant Westbrook) 3 10 0 0 0.0
2 4 5 BUF 39 Chris Mohr punts 55 yards 3 10 0 0 0.0
2 5:43 1 10 DET 6 Scott Mitchell pass complete left to Pete Metzelaars for 6 yards 3 10 0 0 0.0
2 2 4 DET 12 Barry Sanders left for 3 yards (tackle by Bruce Smith) 3 10 0 0 0.0
2 3 1 DET 15 Scott Mitchell pass complete left to Herman Moore for 6 yards (tackle by Jeff Burris) 3 10 0 0 0.0
2 1 10 DET 21 Scott Mitchell pass complete right to Pete Metzelaars for 7 yards (tackle by Chris Spielman and Bryce Paup) 3 10 0 0 0.0
2 2 3 DET 28 Scott Mitchell pass complete middle to Tommy Vardell for 13 yards (tackle by Henry Jones) 3 10 0 0 0.0
2 1 10 DET 41 Barry Sanders middle for 4 yards (tackle by Chris Spielman and Henry Jones) 3 10 0 0 0.0
2 2 6 DET 45 Barry Sanders middle for -1 yards (tackle by Chris Spielman and Marcellus Wiley) 3 10 0 0 0.0
2 3 7 DET 44 Penalty on Scott Mitchell: False Start, 5 yards (no play) 3 10 0 0 0.0
2 3 12 DET 39 Scott Mitchell pass incomplete right intended for Tommie Boyd (defended by Kurt Schulz) 3 10 0 0 0.0
2 4 12 DET 39 John Jett punts 45 yards, returned by Steve Tasker for 1 yard. Penalty on Marlon Kerner: Holding, 8 yards 3 10 0 0 0.0
2 1:41 1 10 BUF 9 Todd Collins pass incomplete right intended for Thurman Thomas 3 10 0 0 0.0
2 2 10 BUF 9 Timeout #1 by Detroit Lions 3 10 0 0
2 2 10 BUF 9 Thurman Thomas left for 12 yards (tackle by Harry Colon) 3 10 0 0 0.0
2 1 10 BUF 21 Todd Collins sacked by Antonio London for -12 yards. Todd Collins fumbles, recovered by Dusty Zeigler 3 10 0 0 0.0
2 2 22 BUF 9 Timeout #2 by Buffalo Bills 3 10 0 0
2 2 22 BUF 9 Thurman Thomas middle for 3 yards (tackle by Antonio London) 3 10 0 0 0.0
2 3 19 BUF 12 Timeout #2 by Detroit Lions 3 10 0 0
2 3 19 BUF 12 Thurman Thomas middle for 4 yards (tackle by Harry Colon) 3 10 0 0 0.0
2 4 15 BUF 16 Timeout #3 by Detroit Lions 3 10 0 0
2 4 15 BUF 16 Chris Mohr punts 53 yards 3 10 0 0 0.0
2 0:37 1 10 DET 31 Scott Mitchell pass incomplete right intended for Tommie Boyd 3 10 0 0 0.0
2 2 10 DET 31 Scott Mitchell pass incomplete right intended for Herman Moore 3 10 0 0 0.0
2 3 10 DET 31 Barry Sanders middle for 3 yards (tackle by Phil Hansen) 3 10 0 0 0.0
2 4 7 DET 34 Timeout #3 by Buffalo Bills 3 10 0 0
2 4 7 DET 34 John Jett punts, blocked by Ken Irvin, recovered by Ken Irvin 3 10 0 0 0.0
2 0:11 1 10 DET 15 Todd Collins pass incomplete left intended for Lonnie Johnson 3 10 0 0 0.0
2 2 10 DET 15 Steve Christie 33 yard field goal good 3 13 0 0 0.0
End of Half31300
Quarter Time Down ToGo Location Detail DET BUF EPB EPA Win%
3rd Quarter
3 15:00 BUF 30 Steve Christie kicks off 67 yards, returned by Glyn Milburn for 26 yards 3 13 0 0 0.0
3 1 10 DET 29 Scott Mitchell pass complete middle to Herman Moore for 14 yards (tackle by Chris Spielman) 3 13 0 0 0.0
3 1 10 DET 43 Penalty on David Sloan: Holding, 10 yards (no play) 3 13 0 0 0.0
3 1 20 DET 33 Barry Sanders left for -2 yards (tackle by Bryce Paup) 3 13 0 0 0.0
3 2 22 DET 31 Scott Mitchell pass complete left to Tommy Vardell for 10 yards (tackle by Bryce Paup and Damien Covington) 3 13 0 0 0.0
3 3 12 DET 41 Scott Mitchell pass complete left to Johnnie Morton for 6 yards (tackle by Henry Jones) 3 13 0 0 0.0
3 4 6 DET 47 John Jett punts 46 yards 3 13 0 0 0.0
3 11:59 1 10 BUF 7 Antowain Smith middle for 1 yard (tackle by Mike Wells and Luther Elliss) 3 13 0 0 0.0
3 2 9 BUF 8 Antowain Smith right for 3 yards (tackle by Reggie Brown and Robert Porcher) 3 13 0 0 0.0
3 3 6 BUF 11 (no play) 3 13 0 0 0.0
3 3 11 BUF 6 Timeout #1 by Buffalo Bills 3 13 0 0
3 3 11 BUF 6 Penalty on Antonio London: Offside, 5 yards (no play) 3 13 0 0 0.0
3 3 6 BUF 11 Todd Collins pass complete right to Andre Reed for 23 yards (tackle by Harry Colon) 3 13 0 0 0.0
3 1 10 BUF 34 Antowain Smith middle for 4 yards (tackle by Luther Elliss and Mark Carrier) 3 13 0 0 0.0
3 2 6 BUF 38 Todd Collins pass incomplete left intended for Tim Tindale 3 13 0 0 0.0
3 3 6 BUF 38 Todd Collins pass incomplete left intended for Eric Moulds 3 13 0 0 0.0
3 4 6 BUF 38 Chris Mohr punts 32 yards 3 13 0 0 0.0
3 8:19 1 10 DET 30 Scott Mitchell pass complete left to David Sloan for 8 yards (tackle by Chris Spielman) 3 13 0 0 0.0
3 2 2 DET 38 Barry Sanders left for 5 yards (tackle by Kurt Schulz and Damien Covington) 3 13 0 0 0.0
3 1 10 DET 43 Barry Sanders left for 40 yards (tackle by Jeff Burris) 3 13 0 0 0.0
3 1 10 BUF 17 Scott Mitchell pass incomplete 3 13 0 0 0.0
3 2 10 BUF 17 Ron Rivers right for 2 yards (tackle by Chris Spielman) 3 13 0 0 0.0
3 3 8 BUF 15 Scott Mitchell sacked by Bryce Paup for 0 yards. Scott Mitchell fumbles, recovered by Ray Roberts 3 13 0 0 0.0
3 4 4 BUF 11 Jason Hanson 30 yard field goal good 6 13 0 0 0.0
3 5:13 DET 30 Jason Hanson kicks off 68 yards, returned by Eric Moulds for 17 yards 6 13 0 0 0.0
3 1 10 BUF 19 Todd Collins left for 2 yards (tackle by Stephen Boyd) 6 13 0 0 0.0
3 2 8 BUF 21 Antowain Smith left for 5 yards (tackle by Tracy Scroggins) 6 13 0 0 0.0
3 3 3 BUF 26 Todd Collins sacked by Robert Porcher and Luther Elliss for -1 yards 6 13 0 0 0.0
3 4 4 BUF 25 Chris Mohr punts 51 yards, returned by Glyn Milburn for 27 yards (tackle by Tim Tindale) 6 13 0 0 0.0
3 2:56 1 10 BUF 49 Scott Mitchell pass complete right to Barry Sanders for -3 yards (tackle by Sam Rogers) 6 13 0 0 0.0
3 2 13 DET 48 Penalty on Pete Metzelaars: False Start, 5 yards (no play) 6 13 0 0 0.0
3 2 18 DET 43 Scott Mitchell pass complete left to Cory Schlesinger for 8 yards (tackle by Sam Rogers and Jeff Burris) 6 13 0 0 0.0
3 3 10 BUF 49 Scott Mitchell pass incomplete left intended for Herman Moore (defended by Bryce Paup) 6 13 0 0 0.0
3 4 10 BUF 49 John Jett punts 49 yards, touchback 6 13 0 0 0.0
3 0:57 1 10 BUF 20 Todd Collins pass complete right to Andre Reed for 9 yards (tackle by Bryant Westbrook) 6 13 0 0 0.0
3 2 1 BUF 29 Antowain Smith middle for no gain (tackle by Harry Colon) 6 13 0 0 0.0
Quarter Time Down ToGo Location Detail DET BUF EPB EPA Win%
4th Quarter
4 0:57 3 1 BUF 29 Antowain Smith middle for no gain (tackle by Robert Porcher and Stephen Boyd) 6 13 0 0 0.0
4 4 1 BUF 29 Chris Mohr punts 48 yards 6 13 0 0 0.0
4 14:20 1 10 DET 23 Scott Mitchell pass incomplete left intended for Tommy Vardell 6 13 0 0 0.0
4 2 10 DET 23 Barry Sanders left for 3 yards (tackle by Ted Washington) 6 13 0 0 0.0
4 3 7 DET 26 Scott Mitchell pass incomplete right intended for Tommie Boyd 6 13 0 0 0.0
4 4 7 DET 26 John Jett punts 36 yards 6 13 0 0 0.0
4 13:24 1 10 BUF 38 Todd Collins pass incomplete right intended for Lonnie Johnson 6 13 0 0 0.0
4 2 10 BUF 38 Antowain Smith middle for 2 yards (tackle by Kerwin Waldroup) 6 13 0 0 0.0
4 3 8 BUF 40 Todd Collins pass incomplete right intended for Quinn Early 6 13 0 0 0.0
4 4 8 BUF 40 Chris Mohr punts 36 yards 6 13 0 0 0.0
4 12:25 1 10 DET 24 Barry Sanders middle for no gain (tackle by Sean Moran) 6 13 0 0 0.0
4 2 10 DET 24 Scott Mitchell pass complete right to David Sloan for 4 yards (tackle by Henry Jones) 6 13 0 0 0.0
4 3 6 DET 28 Scott Mitchell pass complete left to Herman Moore for 31 yards 6 13 0 0 0.0
4 1 10 BUF 41 Scott Mitchell pass complete left to Herman Moore for 19 yards (tackle by Kurt Schulz) 6 13 0 0 0.0
4 1 10 BUF 22 Scott Mitchell pass incomplete right intended for Johnnie Morton 6 13 0 0 0.0
4 2 10 BUF 22 Scott Mitchell pass complete left to Herman Moore for 6 yards (tackle by Thomas Smith and Gabe Northern) 6 13 0 0 0.0
4 3 4 BUF 16 Barry Sanders left for 5 yards (tackle by Henry Jones) 6 13 0 0 0.0
4 1 10 BUF 11 Barry Sanders left for -2 yards (tackle by Marcellus Wiley) 6 13 0 0 0.0
4 2 12 BUF 13 Scott Mitchell pass incomplete right intended for Herman Moore (defended by Henry Jones) 6 13 0 0 0.0
4 1 7 BUF 7 Barry Sanders middle for 2 yards (tackle by Henry Jones) 6 13 0 0 0.0
4 2 5 BUF 5 Penalty on Mike Compton: False Start, 5 yards (no play) 6 13 0 0 0.0
4 2 10 BUF 10 Barry Sanders right for 2 yards (tackle by Ted Washington and Chris Spielman) 6 13 0 0 0.0
4 3 8 BUF 8 Scott Mitchell middle for 8 yards, touchdown 12 13 0 0 0.0
4 Jason Hanson kicks extra point good 13 13 0 0 0.0
4 5:54 DET 30 Jason Hanson kicks off 67 yards 13 13 0 0 0.0
4 1 10 BUF 15 Thurman Thomas middle for 6 yards (tackle by Harry Colon) 13 13 0 0 0.0
4 2 4 BUF 21 Todd Collins pass complete left to Thurman Thomas for 3 yards (tackle by Reggie Brown) 13 13 0 0 0.0
4 3 1 BUF 24 Todd Collins right for 5 yards (tackle by Luther Elliss) 13 13 0 0 0.0
4 1 10 BUF 29 Thurman Thomas middle for 24 yards (tackle by Mark Carrier and Harry Colon) 13 13 0 0 0.0
4 1 10 DET 47 Timeout #1 by Detroit Lions 13 13 0 0
4 1 10 DET 47 Antowain Smith left for 5 yards (tackle by Stephen Boyd) 13 13 0 0 0.0
4 2 5 DET 42 Thurman Thomas middle for 2 yards (tackle by Stephen Boyd) 13 13 0 0 0.0
4 3 3 DET 40 Timeout #2 by Buffalo Bills 13 13 0 0
4 3 3 DET 40 Todd Collins pass incomplete right intended for Quinn Early 13 13 0 0 0.0
4 4 3 DET 40 Chris Mohr punts 39 yards 13 13 0 0 0.0
4 2:22 1 10 DET 1 Scott Mitchell pass incomplete right intended for Herman Moore 13 13 0 0 0.0
4 2 10 DET 1 Barry Sanders middle for -1 yards (tackle by Bruce Smith and Phil Hansen), safety 13 15 0 0 0.0
4 2:12 DET 20 John Jett kicks off 47 yards, returned by Jeff Burris for 10 yards 13 15 0 0 0.0
4 1 10 BUF 43 Antowain Smith right for 1 yard (tackle by Robert Porcher) 13 15 0 0 0.0
4 2 9 BUF 44 Antowain Smith left for 56 yards, touchdown 13 21 0 0 0.0
4 Steve Christie kicks extra point good 13 22 0 0 0.0
4 1:47 BUF 30 Steve Christie kicks off 70 yards, touchback 13 22 0 0 0.0
4 1 10 DET 20 Scott Mitchell pass incomplete left intended for Barry Sanders 13 22 0 0 0.0
4 2 10 DET 20 Scott Mitchell pass incomplete right intended for Barry Sanders 13 22 0 0 0.0
4 3 10 DET 20 Scott Mitchell sacked by Bruce Smith for -5 yards 13 22 0 0 0.0
4 4 15 DET 15 Scott Mitchell sacked by Henry Jones for -10 yards 13 22 0 0 0.0
4 1:02 1 4 DET 4 Todd Collins middle for -2 yards 13 22 0 0 0.0
4 2 6 DET 6 Todd Collins middle for -2 yards 13 22 0 0 0.0
End of Regulation132200
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).