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Minnesota Vikings 20 at Arizona Cardinals 19

Sunday, October 5, 1997
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Minnesota Vikings (9-7-0)7301020
Arizona Cardinals (4-12-0)3103319

Game Info
Stadium Sun Devil Stadium
Start Time (ET) 4:00pm
Roof outdoors
Surface grass
Weather 86 degrees relative humidity 35%, wind 6 mph
Vegas Line Minnesota Vikings -1.0
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 MIN CRD EPB EPA Win%
1st Quarter
1 15:00 CRD 30 Kevin Butler kicks off 69 yards, returned by Moe Williams for 27 yards 0 0 0 0 0.0
1 1 10 MIN 28 Robert Smith middle for 5 yards (tackle by Ronald McKinnon and Michael Bankston) 0 0 0 0 0.0
1 2 5 MIN 33 Robert Smith middle for 2 yards (tackle by Jamir Miller and Ronald McKinnon) 0 0 0 0 0.0
1 3 3 MIN 35 Brad Johnson pass complete right to Jake Reed for 21 yards (tackle by Kwamie Lassiter) 0 0 0 0 0.0
1 1 10 CRD 44 Brad Johnson pass incomplete middle (defended by Eric Swann) 0 0 0 0 0.0
1 2 10 CRD 44 Brad Johnson pass complete left to Cris Carter for 26 yards (tackle by Matt Darby and Aeneas Williams) 0 0 0 0 0.0
1 1 10 CRD 18 Robert Smith middle for no gain (tackle by Jamir Miller and Michael Bankston) 0 0 0 0 0.0
1 2 10 CRD 18 Brad Johnson pass complete right to Andrew Glover for 18 yards, touchdown 6 0 0 0 0.0
1 Eddie Murray kicks extra point good 7 0 0 0 0.0
1 11:31 MIN 30 Eddie Murray kicks off 64 yards, returned by Kevin Williams for 15 yards 7 0 0 0 0.0
1 1 10 CRD 21 Kent Graham pass incomplete middle intended for Leeland McElroy 7 0 0 0 0.0
1 2 10 CRD 21 Leeland McElroy left for 7 yards (tackle by Dewayne Washington) 7 0 0 0 0.0
1 3 3 CRD 28 Kent Graham pass complete left to Rob Moore for 4 yards (tackle by Dewayne Washington) 7 0 0 0 0.0
1 1 10 CRD 32 7 0 0 0 0.0
1 1 5 CRD 37 Kent Graham pass incomplete left intended for Chris Gedney 7 0 0 0 0.0
1 2 5 CRD 37 Leeland McElroy middle for 15 yards (tackle by Ed McDaniel and Dixon Edwards) 7 0 0 0 0.0
1 1 10 MIN 48 Kent Graham pass incomplete right intended for Leeland McElroy 7 0 0 0 0.0
1 2 10 MIN 48 Leeland McElroy left for 1 yard (tackle by Ed McDaniel) 7 0 0 0 0.0
1 3 9 MIN 47 Kent Graham pass incomplete right intended for Kevin Williams 7 0 0 0 0.0
1 4 9 MIN 47 Jeff Feagles punts 28 yards 7 0 0 0 0.0
1 7:53 1 10 MIN 20 Brad Johnson pass incomplete left intended for Jake Reed 7 0 0 0 0.0
1 2 10 MIN 20 Robert Smith right for 5 yards (tackle by Matt Darby and Jamir Miller) 7 0 0 0 0.0
1 3 5 MIN 25 Brad Johnson pass complete middle to Robert Smith for 3 yards (tackle by Mike Caldwell) 7 0 0 0 0.0
1 4 2 MIN 28 Mitch Berger punts 65 yards, returned by Kevin Williams for 10 yards (tackle by Ron George) 7 0 0 0 0.0
1 6:13 1 10 CRD 17 Kent Graham pass complete right to Kevin Williams for 9 yards (tackle by Corey Fuller) 7 0 0 0 0.0
1 2 1 CRD 26 Leeland McElroy right for 14 yards (tackle by Dixon Edwards and Derrick Alexander) 7 0 0 0 0.0
1 1 10 CRD 40 Kent Graham pass incomplete left intended for Rob Moore 7 0 0 0 0.0
1 2 10 CRD 40 Kent Graham pass complete right to LeShon Johnson for 7 yards (tackle by Robert Griffith and Ed McDaniel) 7 0 0 0 0.0
1 3 3 CRD 47 Kent Graham pass complete right to Frank Sanders for 12 yards (tackle by Leonard Wheeler and Torrian Gray) 7 0 0 0 0.0
1 1 10 MIN 41 Kent Graham pass complete right to Rob Moore for 28 yards (tackle by Corey Fuller) 7 0 0 0 0.0
1 1 10 MIN 13 LeShon Johnson right for no gain (tackle by Ed McDaniel and Derrick Alexander) 7 0 0 0 0.0
1 2 10 MIN 13 LeShon Johnson middle for no gain (tackle by Robert Griffith and Derrick Alexander) 7 0 0 0 0.0
1 3 10 MIN 13 Kent Graham pass complete right to Frank Sanders for 8 yards (tackle by Corey Fuller) 7 0 0 0 0.0
1 4 2 MIN 5 Kevin Butler 23 yard field goal good 7 3 0 0 0.0
1 0:40 CRD 30 Kevin Butler kicks off 61 yards, returned by Moe Williams for 16 yards 7 3 0 0 0.0
1 1 10 MIN 25 Robert Smith right for 5 yards (tackle by Jamir Miller and Brent Alexander) 7 3 0 0 0.0
Quarter Time Down ToGo Location Detail MIN CRD EPB EPA Win%
2nd Quarter
2 0:40 2 5 MIN 30 Robert Smith right for 1 yard (tackle by Ronald McKinnon and Bernard Wilson) 7 3 0 0 0.0
2 3 4 MIN 31 Brad Johnson pass complete left to Andrew Glover for 9 yards. Penalty on Jake Reed: Unnecessary Roughness, 15 yards 7 3 0 0 0.0
2 3 10 MIN 25 Brad Johnson pass incomplete intended for Cris Carter is intercepted by Aeneas Williams and returned for 19 yards 7 3 0 0 0.0
2 13:38 1 10 MIN 19 Kent Graham pass complete right to Frank Sanders for 10 yards (tackle by Corey Fuller) 7 3 0 0 0.0
2 1 9 MIN 9 Kent Graham sacked by John Randle for -11 yards 7 3 0 0 0.0
2 2 20 MIN 20 Kent Graham pass complete left to Rob Moore for 17 yards (tackle by Dewayne Washington) 7 3 0 0 0.0
2 3 3 MIN 3 Kent Graham sacked by Fernando Smith for -5 yards. Kent Graham fumbles, recovered by John Randle 7 3 0 0 0.0
2 11:41 1 10 MIN 13 Brad Johnson pass complete left to Andrew Glover for 9 yards (tackle by Ronald McKinnon and Terry Irving) 7 3 0 0 0.0
2 2 1 MIN 22 Robert Smith left for 3 yards (tackle by Simeon Rice and Michael Bankston) 7 3 0 0 0.0
2 1 10 MIN 25 Brad Johnson sacked by Simeon Rice for -7 yards 7 3 0 0 0.0
2 2 17 MIN 18 Brad Johnson pass incomplete middle 7 3 0 0 0.0
2 3 17 MIN 18 7 3 0 0 0.0
2 1 10 CRD 39 Brad Johnson middle for no gain (tackle by Terry Irving). Brad Johnson fumbles, recovered by Brad Johnson 7 3 0 0 0.0
2 2 9 CRD 38 Brad Johnson right for 11 yards (tackle by Mike Caldwell) 7 3 0 0 0.0
2 1 10 CRD 27 Brad Johnson pass complete left to Jake Reed for 8 yards (tackle by Ty Howard) 7 3 0 0 0.0
2 2 2 CRD 19 -- 7 3 0 0 0.0
2 3 1 CRD 18 Brad Johnson pass complete left to Andrew Glover for 2 yards. Penalty on Todd Steussie: Clipping, 15 yards 7 3 0 0 0.0
2 3 14 CRD 31 Timeout #1 by Arizona Cardinals 7 3 0 0
2 3 14 CRD 31 Brad Johnson pass incomplete right intended for Jake Reed 7 3 0 0 0.0
2 4 14 CRD 31 Eddie Murray 49 yard field goal good 10 3 0 0 0.0
2 6:20 MIN 30 Eddie Murray kicks off 70 yards. Penalty on Tony McCombs: Illegal Block, 7 yards 10 3 0 0 0.0
2 1 10 CRD 7 Kevin Bouie right for -1 yards (tackle by Duane Clemons and Ed McDaniel) 10 3 0 0 0.0
2 2 11 CRD 6 Kent Graham pass complete right to Chris Gedney for 8 yards (tackle by Jeff Brady and Corey Fuller) 10 3 0 0 0.0
2 3 3 CRD 14 Kent Graham pass complete left to Rob Moore for 16 yards (tackle by Orlando Thomas and Ed McDaniel) 10 3 0 0 0.0
2 1 10 CRD 30 Kevin Bouie middle for 1 yard (tackle by John Randle and Robert Griffith) 10 3 0 0 0.0
2 2 9 CRD 31 Kent Graham pass complete left to Rob Moore for 15 yards (tackle by Dewayne Washington) 10 3 0 0 0.0
2 1 10 CRD 46 Kent Graham pass incomplete left intended for Frank Sanders (defended by Orlando Thomas) 10 3 0 0 0.0
2 2 10 CRD 46 Kevin Bouie middle for no gain (tackle by Derrick Alexander) 10 3 0 0 0.0
2 3 10 CRD 46 Kent Graham pass complete left to Frank Sanders for 10 yards (tackle by Leonard Wheeler) 10 3 0 0 0.0
2 1 10 MIN 44 Kent Graham pass complete left to Rob Moore for 11 yards (tackle by Dewayne Washington) 10 3 0 0 0.0
2 1 10 MIN 33 Kent Graham pass complete left to Chris Gedney for 33 yards, touchdown 10 9 0 0 0.0
2 Kevin Butler kicks extra point good 10 10 0 0 0.0
2 1:16 CRD 30 Kevin Butler kicks off 70 yards, touchback 10 10 0 0 0.0
2 1 10 MIN 20 Brad Johnson pass complete right to Andrew Glover for 5 yards (tackle by Mike Caldwell and Ty Howard) 10 10 0 0 0.0
2 2 5 MIN 25 Brad Johnson pass complete right to Cris Carter for 14 yards (tackle by Ty Howard) 10 10 0 0 0.0
2 1 10 MIN 39 Timeout #2 by Arizona Cardinals 10 10 0 0
2 1 10 MIN 39 Brad Johnson pass incomplete right intended for Jake Reed 10 10 0 0 0.0
2 2 10 MIN 39 Brad Johnson pass incomplete intended for Jake Reed 10 10 0 0 0.0
2 0:38 1 10 MIN 33 Kent Graham pass complete left to Frank Sanders for 4 yards (tackle by Leonard Wheeler) 10 10 0 0 0.0
2 2 6 MIN 29 Kent Graham pass complete middle to Cedric Smith for 18 yards (tackle by Jeff Brady and Orlando Thomas) 10 10 0 0 0.0
2 1 10 MIN 11 Timeout #3 by Arizona Cardinals 10 10 0 0
2 1 10 MIN 11 Kent Graham pass incomplete left intended for Frank Sanders 10 10 0 0 0.0
2 2 10 MIN 11 Kent Graham pass incomplete left intended for Frank Sanders 10 10 0 0 0.0
2 3 10 MIN 11 Penalty on John Randle: Roughing Passer, 6 yards (no play) 10 10 0 0 0.0
2 1 5 MIN 5 Kent Graham pass incomplete left intended for Rob Moore 10 10 0 0 0.0
2 2 5 MIN 5 Kevin Butler 23 yard field goal good 10 13 0 0 0.0
End of Half101300
Quarter Time Down ToGo Location Detail MIN CRD EPB EPA Win%
3rd Quarter
3 15:00 MIN 30 Eddie Murray kicks off 64 yards, returned by Kevin Williams for 21 yards 10 13 0 0 0.0
3 1 10 CRD 27 Leeland McElroy right for 13 yards (tackle by Orlando Thomas) 10 13 0 0 0.0
3 1 10 CRD 40 Leeland McElroy middle for 1 yard (tackle by Ed McDaniel) 10 13 0 0 0.0
3 2 9 CRD 41 Kent Graham pass incomplete left intended for Leeland McElroy 10 13 0 0 0.0
3 3 9 CRD 41 Penalty on Rob Moore: False Start, 5 yards (no play) 10 13 0 0 0.0
3 3 14 CRD 36 Kent Graham pass incomplete right intended for Rob Moore 10 13 0 0 0.0
3 4 14 CRD 36 Jeff Feagles punts 54 yards, returned by David Palmer for 6 yards 10 13 0 0 0.0
3 13:17 1 10 MIN 16 Robert Smith middle for 3 yards (tackle by Michael Bankston and Eric Swann) 10 13 0 0 0.0
3 2 7 MIN 19 Brad Johnson pass complete left to Robert Smith for 6 yards (tackle by Terry Irving and Eric Swann) 10 13 0 0 0.0
3 3 1 MIN 25 Robert Smith middle for 1 yard (tackle by Michael Bankston and Eric Swann) 10 13 0 0 0.0
3 1 10 MIN 26 Robert Smith left for 2 yards (tackle by Ty Howard and Ronald McKinnon) 10 13 0 0 0.0
3 2 8 MIN 28 Leroy Hoard left for 6 yards (tackle by Bernard Wilson and Brent Alexander) 10 13 0 0 0.0
3 3 2 MIN 34 Robert Smith middle for 3 yards (tackle by Michael Bankston and Ronald McKinnon) 10 13 0 0 0.0
3 1 10 MIN 37 Brad Johnson pass complete left to Cris Carter for 9 yards (tackle by Aeneas Williams and Terry Irving) 10 13 0 0 0.0
3 2 1 MIN 46 Brad Johnson pass complete right to David Palmer for 7 yards (tackle by Jamir Miller and Ronald McKinnon) 10 13 0 0 0.0
3 1 10 CRD 47 Robert Smith middle for no gain (tackle by Michael Bankston and Jamir Miller) 10 13 0 0 0.0
3 2 10 CRD 47 Brad Johnson pass complete middle to Robert Smith for 20 yards (tackle by Matt Darby) 10 13 0 0 0.0
3 1 10 CRD 27 Brad Johnson pass incomplete middle intended for Cris Carter 10 13 0 0 0.0
3 2 10 CRD 27 Brad Johnson pass complete left to Greg DeLong for 6 yards (tackle by Terry Irving and Ty Howard) 10 13 0 0 0.0
3 3 4 CRD 21 Brad Johnson pass incomplete left intended for Andrew Glover 10 13 0 0 0.0
3 4 4 CRD 21 Mitch Berger middle for no gain. Mitch Berger fumbles, recovered by Matt Darby 10 13 0 0 0.0
3 6:01 1 10 CRD 34 Kent Graham pass incomplete left intended for Frank Sanders (defended by Dewayne Washington) 10 13 0 0 0.0
3 2 10 CRD 34 Leeland McElroy left for 18 yards (tackle by Orlando Thomas) 10 13 0 0 0.0
3 1 10 MIN 48 Leeland McElroy middle for 3 yards (tackle by Jason Fisk and Jeff Brady) 10 13 0 0 0.0
3 2 7 MIN 45 Kent Graham pass complete middle to Frank Sanders for 42 yards (tackle by Torrian Gray) 10 13 0 0 0.0
3 1 3 MIN 3 Penalty on Lomas Brown: False Start, 5 yards (no play) 10 13 0 0 0.0
3 1 8 MIN 8 Leeland McElroy right for 6 yards (tackle by Corey Fuller and Pete Bercich) 10 13 0 0 0.0
3 2 2 MIN 2 Penalty on Rob Selby: Holding, 10 yards (no play) 10 13 0 0 0.0
3 2 12 MIN 12 Kent Graham pass complete right to Rob Moore for 2 yards (tackle by Jeff Brady) 10 13 0 0 0.0
3 3 10 MIN 10 Timeout #1 by Arizona Cardinals 10 13 0 0
3 3 10 MIN 10 Kent Graham sacked by John Randle and Fernando Smith for 0 yards 10 13 0 0 0.0
3 4 10 MIN 10 Kevin Butler 28 yard field goal good 10 16 0 0 0.0
3 2:43 CRD 30 Kevin Butler kicks off 66 yards, returned by Moe Williams for 25 yards 10 16 0 0 0.0
3 1 10 MIN 29 Robert Smith right for 16 yards 10 16 0 0 0.0
3 1 10 MIN 45 Robert Smith left for 3 yards (tackle by Ty Howard) 10 16 0 0 0.0
3 2 7 MIN 48 Brad Johnson pass incomplete left intended for Jake Reed 10 16 0 0 0.0
3 3 7 MIN 48 Brad Johnson sacked by Jamir Miller for -13 yards. Brad Johnson fumbles, recovered by Brad Johnson 10 16 0 0 0.0
3 4 20 MIN 35 Mitch Berger punts 52 yards, returned by Kevin Williams for 12 yards (tackle by Mike Morris) 10 16 0 0 0.0
3 1:04 1 10 CRD 25 Kent Graham pass incomplete right intended for Frank Sanders 10 16 0 0 0.0
3 2 10 CRD 25 Leeland McElroy middle for 2 yards (tackle by Dixon Edwards and Torrian Gray) 10 16 0 0 0.0
3 3 8 CRD 27 Kent Graham pass complete left to Anthony Edwards for 9 yards (tackle by Dwayne Rudd) 10 16 0 0 0.0
Quarter Time Down ToGo Location Detail MIN CRD EPB EPA Win%
4th Quarter
4 1:04 1 10 CRD 36 LeShon Johnson middle for 1 yard (tackle by Robert Griffith) 10 16 0 0 0.0
4 2 9 CRD 37 Kent Graham pass complete left to Rob Moore for 15 yards (tackle by Dewayne Washington) 10 16 0 0 0.0
4 1 10 MIN 48 LeShon Johnson right for 6 yards (tackle by Dixon Edwards) 10 16 0 0 0.0
4 2 4 MIN 42 LeShon Johnson middle for 3 yards (tackle by Dixon Edwards and Ed McDaniel) 10 16 0 0 0.0
4 3 1 MIN 39 LeShon Johnson right for 3 yards (tackle by Torrian Gray) 10 16 0 0 0.0
4 1 10 MIN 36 Leeland McElroy left for 3 yards (tackle by Jeff Brady and Dixon Edwards) 10 16 0 0 0.0
4 2 7 MIN 33 Kent Graham pass complete left to Cedric Smith for 2 yards (tackle by Leonard Wheeler and Dwayne Rudd) 10 16 0 0 0.0
4 3 5 MIN 31 Kent Graham pass incomplete left intended for Frank Sanders 10 16 0 0 0.0
4 4 5 MIN 31 Kevin Butler 49 yard field goal good 10 19 0 0 0.0
4 10:22 CRD 30 Kevin Butler kicks off 70 yards, returned by Moe Williams for 16 yards 10 19 0 0 0.0
4 1 10 MIN 15 Brad Johnson pass complete right to Cris Carter for 5 yards 10 19 0 0 0.0
4 2 5 MIN 20 Brad Johnson pass complete left for 7 yards (tackle by Ronald McKinnon and Terry Irving) 10 19 0 0 0.0
4 1 10 MIN 27 Robert Smith left for 5 yards (tackle by Mike Caldwell and Eric Swann) 10 19 0 0 0.0
4 2 5 MIN 32 Brad Johnson pass complete middle to Jake Reed for 26 yards 10 19 0 0 0.0
4 1 10 CRD 42 Leroy Hoard middle for 3 yards (tackle by Eric Swann) 10 19 0 0 0.0
4 2 7 CRD 39 Brad Johnson pass complete right for 12 yards 10 19 0 0 0.0
4 1 10 CRD 27 Brad Johnson pass incomplete left intended for Cris Carter 10 19 0 0 0.0
4 2 10 CRD 27 Brad Johnson pass incomplete right intended for Jake Reed 10 19 0 0 0.0
4 3 10 CRD 27 Brad Johnson pass complete right to Hunter Goodwin for 11 yards (tackle by Tommy Bennett) 10 19 0 0 0.0
4 1 10 CRD 16 Robert Smith right for 6 yards (tackle by Ronald McKinnon and Matt Darby) 10 19 0 0 0.0
4 2 4 CRD 10 Brad Johnson pass complete left to Greg DeLong for 9 yards. Greg DeLong fumbles 10 19 0 0 0.0
4 1 1 CRD 1 Robert Smith left for no gain (tackle by Terry Irving and Matt Darby) 10 19 0 0 0.0
4 2 1 CRD 1 Brad Johnson pass complete right to Cris Carter for 1 yard, touchdown 16 19 0 0 0.0
4 CRD 2 Penalty on Andrew Glover: Holding, 10 yards (no play) 16 19 0 0 0.0
4 CRD 12 Eddie Murray kicks extra point good 17 19 0 0 0.0
4 4:05 MIN 30 Eddie Murray kicks off 67 yards, returned by Kevin Williams for 52 yards 17 19 0 0 0.0
4 1 10 MIN 45 Leeland McElroy middle for 11 yards (tackle by Dewayne Washington and Torrian Gray) 17 19 0 0 0.0
4 1 10 MIN 34 Leeland McElroy middle for 1 yard (tackle by Jeff Brady and Fernando Smith) 17 19 0 0 0.0
4 2 9 MIN 33 Timeout #1 by Minnesota Vikings 17 19 0 0
4 2 9 MIN 33 Kent Graham pass complete right to Frank Sanders for 13 yards (tackle by Corey Fuller) 17 19 0 0 0.0
4 1 10 MIN 20 Leeland McElroy right for -1 yards (tackle by Jason Fisk) 17 19 0 0 0.0
4 2 11 MIN 21 Penalty on Dewayne Washington: Pass Interference, 6 yards (no play) 17 19 0 0 0.0
4 1 10 MIN 15 LeShon Johnson middle for 9 yards (tackle by Corey Fuller) 17 19 0 0 0.0
4 2 1 MIN 6 Timeout #2 by Minnesota Vikings 17 19 0 0
4 2 1 MIN 6 LeShon Johnson left for -1 yards (tackle by Torrian Gray and Robert Griffith) 17 19 0 0 0.0
4 3 2 MIN 7 Timeout #3 by Minnesota Vikings 17 19 0 0
4 3 2 MIN 7 Leeland McElroy middle for -7 yards (tackle by Ed McDaniel) 17 19 0 0 0.0
4 4 9 MIN 14 Timeout #2 by Arizona Cardinals 17 19 0 0
4 4 9 MIN 14 Kevin Butler 31 yard field goal no good 17 19 0 0 0.0
4 0:52 1 10 MIN 22 Brad Johnson pass complete middle to Cris Carter for 9 yards 17 19 0 0 0.0
4 2 1 MIN 31 Timeout #3 by Arizona Cardinals 17 19 0 0
4 2 1 MIN 31 Brad Johnson pass complete left to Robert Smith for 6 yards 17 19 0 0 0.0
4 1 10 MIN 37 Brad Johnson pass complete middle to Andrew Glover for 43 yards (tackle by Matt Darby) 17 19 0 0 0.0
4 1 10 CRD 20 Brad Johnson pass incomplete 17 19 0 0 0.0
4 2 10 CRD 20 Brad Johnson pass incomplete 17 19 0 0 0.0
4 3 10 CRD 20 Eddie Murray 38 yard field goal good 20 19 0 0 0.0
4 0:10 MIN 30 Eddie Murray kicks off 70 yards, touchback 20 19 0 0 0.0
4 1 10 CRD 20 Kent Graham pass incomplete right intended for Frank Sanders 20 19 0 0 0.0
4 2 10 CRD 20 Kent Graham pass incomplete 20 19 0 0 0.0
End of Regulation201900
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).