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Minnesota Vikings 10 at Tampa Bay Buccaneers 6

Sunday, October 26, 1997
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Minnesota Vikings (9-7-0)0010010
Tampa Bay Buccaneers (10-6-0)00066

Game Info
Stadium Houlihan's Stadium
Start Time (ET) 4:00pm
Roof outdoors
Surface grass
Weather 78 degrees relative humidity 89%, wind 9 mph
Vegas Line Tampa Bay Buccaneers -2.5
Over/Under 40.0 (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 TAM EPB EPA Win%
1st Quarter
1 15:00 TAM 30 Michael Husted kicks off 70 yards, touchback 0 0 0 -0.28 56.6
1 1 10 MIN 20 Robert Smith middle for 3 yards (tackle by Rufus Porter and Brad Culpepper) 0 0 0.28 0.14 57.0
1 2 7 MIN 23 Leroy Hoard right for 1 yard (tackle by Warren Sapp) 0 0 0.14 -0.43 58.6
1 3 6 MIN 24 Brad Johnson pass incomplete left intended for Cris Carter 0 0 -0.43 -1.77 62.4
1 4 6 MIN 24 Mitch Berger punts 51 yards, returned by Karl Williams for 6 yards (tackle by Moe Williams) 0 0 -1.77 -1 60.3
1 13:27 1 10 TAM 31 Trent Dilfer pass incomplete right intended for Horace Copeland (defended by Corey Fuller) 0 0 1 0.46 58.6
1 2 10 TAM 31 Trent Dilfer pass complete right to Horace Copeland for 5 yards (tackle by Corey Fuller) 0 0 0.46 0.43 58.5
1 3 5 TAM 36 Trent Dilfer pass incomplete left intended for Horace Copeland 0 0 0.43 -0.98 54.4
1 4 5 TAM 36 Sean Landeta punts 39 yards 0 0 -0.98 -0.61 55.5
1 12:23 1 10 MIN 25 Robert Smith right for 3 yards (tackle by Hardy Nickerson and John Lynch) 0 0 0.61 0.47 55.8
1 2 7 MIN 28 Brad Johnson pass complete middle to Robert Smith for 3 yards (tackle by Derrick Brooks) 0 0 0.47 0.17 56.7
1 3 4 MIN 31 Brad Johnson pass complete right to Cris Carter for 7 yards (tackle by Anthony Parker) 0 0 0.17 1.47 52.8
1 1 10 MIN 38 Brad Johnson pass complete right to Cris Carter for 12 yards (tackle by John Lynch) 0 0 1.47 2.26 50.4
1 1 10 MIN 50 Robert Smith middle for 5 yards (tackle by Chidi Ahanotu and Hardy Nickerson) 0 0 2.26 2.39 50.0
1 2 5 TAM 45 Robert Smith middle for 6 yards (tackle by John Lynch and Hardy Nickerson) 0 0 2.39 2.98 48.2
1 1 10 TAM 39 Robert Smith left for 5 yards (tackle by John Lynch) 0 0 2.98 3.12 47.8
1 2 5 TAM 34 Leroy Hoard middle for no gain (tackle by Steve White and Anthony Parker) 0 0 3.12 2.41 49.9
1 3 5 TAM 34 Brad Johnson sacked by Warren Sapp for -10 yards 0 0 2.41 0.33 56.2
1 4 15 TAM 44 Mitch Berger punts 29 yards, returned by Karl Williams for 9 yards (tackle by Ron George) 0 0 0.33 -0.54 58.8
1 7:01 1 10 TAM 24 Warrick Dunn middle for 2 yards (tackle by Robert Griffith) 0 0 0.54 0.27 57.7
1 2 8 TAM 26 Mike Alstott middle for -2 yards (tackle by Robert Griffith and John Randle) 0 0 0.27 -0.69 54.7
1 3 10 TAM 24 Trent Dilfer left for 3 yards (tackle by Dewayne Washington) 0 0 -0.69 -1.57 51.9
1 4 7 TAM 27 Sean Landeta punts 43 yards, returned by David Palmer for 8 yards (tackle by Shelton Quarles) 0 0 -1.57 -1.47 52.2
1 4:59 1 10 MIN 38 Brad Johnson pass incomplete right intended for Jake Reed (defended by Donnie Abraham) 0 0 1.47 0.92 53.8
1 2 10 MIN 38 Robert Smith right for 3 yards (tackle by Derrick Brooks and Hardy Nickerson) 0 0 0.92 0.63 54.7
1 3 7 MIN 41 Brad Johnson pass incomplete right intended for Jake Reed (defended by Donnie Abraham) 0 0 0.63 -0.65 58.8
1 4 7 MIN 41 Mitch Berger punts 54 yards, returned by Karl Williams for 6 yards (tackle by Harold Morrow) 0 0 -0.65 0.37 55.5
1 3:58 1 10 TAM 11 Trent Dilfer pass incomplete left intended for Reidel Anthony (defended by Dewayne Washington) 0 0 -0.37 -0.78 54.1
1 2 10 TAM 11 Warrick Dunn left for 3 yards (tackle by Fernando Smith and Ed McDaniel) 0 0 -0.78 -1.07 53.2
1 3 7 TAM 14 Trent Dilfer pass incomplete right intended for Horace Copeland 0 0 -1.07 -2.47 48.6
1 4 7 TAM 14 Sean Landeta punts 52 yards, returned by David Palmer for 10 yards (tackle by Jerry Ellison) 0 0 -2.47 -1.86 50.6
1 2:46 1 10 MIN 44 Robert Smith middle for 2 yards (tackle by Hardy Nickerson) 0 0 1.86 1.59 51.3
1 2 8 MIN 46 Robert Smith left for 2 yards (tackle by Tyoka Jackson) 0 0 1.59 1.16 52.8
1 3 6 MIN 48 Brad Johnson pass complete right to Chris Walsh for 14 yards (tackle by John Lynch) 0 0 1.16 3.05 46.5
1 1 10 TAM 38 Penalty on Randall McDaniel: Holding, 10 yards (no play) 0 0 3.05 2.39 48.7
1 1 20 TAM 48 Penalty on Randall McDaniel: Holding, 10 yards (no play) 0 0 2.39 1.73 50.9
1 1 30 MIN 42 Brad Johnson pass complete right to Jake Reed for 17 yards (tackle by Charles Mincy) 0 0 1.73 2.1 49.6
Quarter Time Down ToGo Location Detail MIN TAM EPB EPA Win%
2nd Quarter
2 2:46 2 13 TAM 41 Brad Johnson pass complete right to Robert Smith for 7 yards (tackle by Charles Mincy and Hardy Nickerson) 0 0 2.1 2.34 46.1
2 3 6 TAM 34 Brad Johnson pass complete right to Cris Carter for 20 yards (tackle by Charles Mincy) 0 0 2.34 4.65 37.1
2 1 10 TAM 14 Robert Smith middle for -2 yards (tackle by Chidi Ahanotu) 0 0 4.65 3.72 40.6
2 2 12 TAM 16 Brad Johnson pass complete left to Cris Carter for 9 yards (tackle by Hardy Nickerson) 0 0 3.72 4.5 37.6
2 3 3 TAM 7 Brad Johnson pass complete right to Cris Carter for 3 yards (tackle by Charles Mincy) 0 0 4.5 6.28 31.1
2 1 4 TAM 4 Robert Smith left for 2 yards (tackle by Charles Mincy and Hardy Nickerson) 0 0 6.28 5.72 33.1
2 2 2 TAM 2 Penalty on Randall McDaniel: False Start, 5 yards (no play) 0 0 5.72 4.76 36.7
2 2 7 TAM 7 Robert Smith right for 1 yard (tackle by Derrick Brooks and Hardy Nickerson) 0 0 4.76 4.04 39.4
2 3 6 TAM 6 Brad Johnson sacked by Chidi Ahanotu for -6 yards 0 0 4.04 2.63 44.9
2 4 12 TAM 12 Eddie Murray 30 yard field goal no good 0 0 2.63 -0.34 56.8
2 9:20 1 10 TAM 21 Trent Dilfer pass complete right to Reidel Anthony for 22 yards (tackle by Orlando Thomas) 0 0 0.34 1.8 62.4
2 1 10 TAM 43 Warrick Dunn middle for 5 yards (tackle by Dixon Edwards) 0 0 1.8 1.93 62.8
2 2 5 TAM 48 Trent Dilfer pass incomplete left intended for Karl Williams 0 0 1.93 1.22 60.3
2 3 5 TAM 48 Trent Dilfer sacked by Fernando Smith for -2 yards 0 0 1.22 -0.32 54.8
2 4 7 TAM 46 Sean Landeta punts 53 yards, returned by David Palmer for 2 yards (tackle by Shelton Quarles) 0 0 -0.32 0.38 57.3
2 7:20 1 10 MIN 3 (no play) 0 0 -0.38 -0.42 57.4
2 1 11 MIN 2 Brad Johnson pass complete right to Cris Carter for 10 yards (tackle by Rufus Porter and John Lynch) 0 0 -0.42 -0.12 56.3
2 2 1 MIN 12 Brad Johnson pass incomplete left intended for Cris Carter 0 0 -0.12 -0.37 57.2
2 3 1 MIN 12 Brad Johnson pass complete right to Greg DeLong for 23 yards (tackle by Rufus Porter and Donnie Abraham) 0 0 -0.37 1.27 51.1
2 1 10 MIN 35 Leroy Hoard right for no gain (tackle by Hardy Nickerson) 0 0 1.27 0.72 53.1
2 2 10 MIN 35 Brad Johnson pass complete left to Andrew Glover for 9 yards (tackle by Hardy Nickerson) 0 0 0.72 1.22 51.3
2 3 1 MIN 44 Brad Johnson pass complete right to Chris Walsh for 16 yards (tackle by Charles Mincy) 0 0 1.22 2.92 44.9
2 1 10 TAM 40 Leroy Hoard left for no gain (tackle by Rufus Porter and Derrick Brooks) 0 0 2.92 2.37 46.9
2 2 10 TAM 40 Brad Johnson pass incomplete left intended for Jake Reed (defended by Floyd Young) 0 0 2.37 1.68 49.5
2 3 10 TAM 40 Brad Johnson pass complete middle to Hunter Goodwin for 5 yards (tackle by Derrick Brooks and John Lynch) 0 0 1.68 0.98 52.2
2 4 5 TAM 35 Mitch Berger punts 31 yards 0 0 0.98 0.38 54.4
2 2:28 1 10 TAM 5 Warrick Dunn middle for 1 yard (tackle by Ed McDaniel and Jerry Ball) 0 0 -0.38 -0.71 52.6
2 2 9 TAM 6 Trent Dilfer pass complete middle to Mike Alstott for 9 yards (tackle by Jeff Brady and Jerry Ball) 0 0 -0.71 -0.22 54.6
2 1 10 TAM 15 Mike Alstott middle for 1 yard (tackle by Jerry Ball and Ed McDaniel) 0 0 -0.22 -0.58 53.1
2 2 9 TAM 16 Mike Alstott middle for 5 yards (tackle by Robert Griffith) 0 0 -0.58 -0.63 55.4
End of Half00-0.630
Quarter Time Down ToGo Location Detail MIN TAM EPB EPA Win%
3rd Quarter
3 15:00 MIN 30 Eddie Murray kicks off 55 yards, returned by Reidel Anthony for 21 yards 0 0 0 -1.33 60.7
3 1 10 TAM 36 Trent Dilfer pass incomplete right intended for Horace Copeland 0 0 1.33 0.79 58.5
3 2 10 TAM 36 Mike Alstott middle for 4 yards (tackle by Robert Griffith) 0 0 0.79 0.63 57.8
3 3 6 TAM 40 Trent Dilfer pass complete right to Karl Williams for 15 yards (tackle by Corey Fuller) 0 0 0.63 2.59 65.7
3 1 10 MIN 45 Warrick Dunn right for 2 yards (tackle by Robert Griffith) 0 0 2.59 2.31 64.6
3 2 8 MIN 43 Trent Dilfer pass complete right to Mike Alstott for -3 yards (tackle by Jeff Brady) 0 0 2.31 1.22 60.2
3 3 11 MIN 46 Trent Dilfer pass incomplete right intended for Reidel Anthony 0 0 1.22 0.2 56.1
3 4 11 MIN 46 Sean Landeta punts 38 yards, returned by David Palmer for 7 yards (tackle by Jeff Gooch) 0 0 0.2 0.22 56.1
3 11:38 1 10 MIN 15 Leroy Hoard right for 6 yards (tackle by Hardy Nickerson and Donnie Abraham) 0 0 -0.22 0.21 54.0
3 2 4 MIN 21 Leroy Hoard right for 3 yards (tackle by Brad Culpepper and Donnie Abraham) 0 0 0.21 -0.27 56.1
3 3 1 MIN 24 -- 0 0 -0.27 0.94 50.8
3 1 10 MIN 30 Brad Johnson pass incomplete right intended for Chris Walsh (defended by Anthony Parker) 0 0 0.94 0.39 53.2
3 2 10 MIN 30 Leroy Hoard middle for 9 yards (tackle by Melvin Johnson) 0 0 0.39 0.89 51.0
3 3 1 MIN 39 Brad Johnson pass complete left to Cris Carter for 19 yards (tackle by Floyd Young) 0 0 0.89 2.79 42.6
3 1 10 TAM 42 Leroy Hoard right for -4 yards (tackle by John Lynch) 0 0 2.79 1.7 47.4
3 2 14 TAM 46 Brad Johnson pass complete left to Andrew Glover for 17 yards (tackle by John Lynch) 0 0 1.7 3.64 38.9
3 1 10 TAM 29 Leroy Hoard middle for 7 yards (tackle by Rufus Porter and Anthony Parker) 0 0 3.64 4.05 37.2
3 2 3 TAM 22 Moe Williams right for 4 yards (tackle by Hardy Nickerson) 0 0 4.05 4.37 35.8
3 1 10 TAM 18 Timeout #1 by Minnesota Vikings 0 0 0 0
3 1 10 TAM 18 Brad Johnson pass incomplete right 0 0 4.37 3.8 38.2
3 2 10 TAM 18 Leroy Hoard right for 7 yards (tackle by John Lynch) 0 0 3.8 4.26 36.3
3 3 3 TAM 11 Leroy Hoard middle for 1 yard (tackle by Hardy Nickerson) 0 0 4.26 2.89 42.1
3 4 2 TAM 10 Eddie Murray 28 yard field goal good 3 0 2.89 3 41.7
3 4:06 MIN 30 Eddie Murray kicks off 61 yards, returned by Jerry Ellison for 12 yards 3 0 0 -0.34 40.3
3 1 10 TAM 21 Warrick Dunn right for 7 yards (tackle by Robert Griffith) 3 0 0.34 0.75 42.4
3 2 3 TAM 28 Warrick Dunn middle for 2 yards (tackle by Ron George) 3 0 0.75 0.3 40.1
3 3 1 TAM 30 Trent Dilfer sacked by Fernando Smith and John Randle for -8 yards 3 0 0.3 -1.9 29.5
3 4 9 TAM 22 Sean Landeta punts 43 yards, returned by David Palmer for 57 yards (tackle by Melvin Johnson) 3 0 -1.9 -5.37 16.0
3 1:56 1 8 TAM 8 -- 3 0 5.37 5.91 12.6
3 2 1 TAM 1 Leroy Hoard middle for no gain (tackle by Tony Bouie and John Lynch) 3 0 5.91 5.17 14.9
3 3 1 TAM 1 -- 9 0 5.17 7 12.3
3 Eddie Murray kicks extra point good 10 0 0 0 9.7
3 0:28 MIN 30 Eddie Murray kicks off 68 yards, returned by Reidel Anthony for 21 yards 10 0 0 -0.48 9.7
3 1 10 TAM 23 Trent Dilfer pass complete left to Horace Copeland for 9 yards (tackle by Dewayne Washington) 10 0 0.48 1.15 11.5
Quarter Time Down ToGo Location Detail MIN TAM EPB EPA Win%
4th Quarter
4 0:28 2 1 TAM 32 Mike Alstott middle for -1 yards (tackle by John Randle) 10 0 1.15 0.3 0.0
4 3 2 TAM 31 Warrick Dunn middle for 1 yard (tackle by Leonard Wheeler and Robert Griffith) 10 0 0.3 -1.24 0.0
4 4 1 TAM 32 Trent Dilfer middle for 2 yards (tackle by Jerry Ball) 10 0 -1.24 1.2 0.0
4 1 10 TAM 34 Trent Dilfer pass complete right to Reidel Anthony for 30 yards (tackle by Robert Griffith) 10 0 1.2 3.18 0.0
4 1 10 MIN 36 Trent Dilfer pass complete left to Dave Moore for 28 yards 10 0 3.18 5.37 0.0
4 1 8 MIN 8 Penalty on Dave Moore: Pass Interference, 10 yards (no play) 10 0 5.37 4.24 0.0
4 1 18 MIN 18 Warrick Dunn left for 15 yards (tackle by Dewayne Washington and Orlando Thomas) 10 0 4.24 5.53 0.0
4 2 3 MIN 3 Mike Alstott middle for 1 yard (tackle by Dixon Edwards and Fernando Smith) 10 0 5.53 4.95 0.0
4 3 2 MIN 2 Trent Dilfer pass complete left to Reidel Anthony for 2 yards, touchdown 10 6 4.95 7 0.1
4 Michael Husted kicks extra point no good 10 6 0 -1 0.0
4 10:11 TAM 30 Michael Husted kicks off 70 yards, touchback 10 6 0 -0.28 24.4
4 1 10 MIN 20 Brad Johnson pass complete right to Leroy Hoard for 4 yards (tackle by Donnie Abraham) 10 6 0.28 0.27 24.5
4 2 6 MIN 24 Leroy Hoard middle for 1 yard (tackle by John Lynch and Steve White) 10 6 0.27 -0.3 27.8
4 3 5 MIN 25 Penalty on Todd Steussie: False Start, 5 yards (no play) 10 6 -0.3 -0.96 31.9
4 3 10 MIN 20 Brad Johnson pass incomplete middle intended for Andrew Glover (defended by Derrick Brooks) 10 6 -0.96 -2.03 39.1
4 4 10 MIN 20 Mitch Berger punts 42 yards, returned by Karl Williams for 3 yards. Penalty on Chris Walsh: Face Mask, 15 yards 10 6 -2.03 -2.65 43.4
4 8:05 1 10 MIN 44 Warrick Dunn middle for 1 yard (tackle by Ed McDaniel) 10 6 2.65 2.25 38.8
4 2 9 MIN 43 Trent Dilfer pass incomplete left intended for Horace Copeland (defended by Corey Fuller) 10 6 2.25 1.55 33.5
4 3 9 MIN 43 Trent Dilfer pass incomplete left intended for Warrick Dunn (defended by Cris Carter) 10 6 1.55 0.4 25.5
4 4 9 MIN 43 Sean Landeta punts 36 yards 10 6 0.4 0.38 25.4
4 7:05 1 10 MIN 7 Brad Johnson left for 3 yards (tackle by Derrick Brooks) 10 6 -0.38 -0.56 24.9
4 2 7 MIN 10 Leroy Hoard left for 2 yards (tackle by Hardy Nickerson and Chidi Ahanotu) 10 6 -0.56 -0.84 26.9
4 3 5 MIN 12 Brad Johnson pass complete left to Jake Reed for 6 yards (tackle by Floyd Young) 10 6 -0.84 0.04 21.0
4 1 10 MIN 18 Leroy Hoard middle for 1 yard (tackle by Hardy Nickerson and Brad Culpepper) 10 6 0.04 -0.32 23.3
4 2 9 MIN 19 Brad Johnson pass complete middle to Jake Reed for 18 yards (tackle by Floyd Young) 10 6 -0.32 1.4 13.6
4 1 10 MIN 37 -- 10 6 1.4 1.26 14.3
4 2 7 MIN 40 Leroy Hoard left for 1 yard (tackle by Brad Culpepper) 10 6 1.26 0.7 17.2
4 3 6 MIN 41 Timeout #1 by Tampa Bay Buccaneers 10 6 0 0
4 3 6 MIN 41 Brad Johnson pass complete left to Jake Reed for 11 yards (tackle by Floyd Young) 10 6 0.7 2.39 9.5
4 1 10 TAM 48 Leroy Hoard middle for -1 yards (tackle by Derrick Brooks and Rufus Porter) 10 6 2.39 1.71 12.2
4 2 11 TAM 49 Timeout #2 by Tampa Bay Buccaneers 10 6 0 0
4 2 11 TAM 49 Leroy Hoard left for 6 yards (tackle by Melvin Johnson and Hardy Nickerson) 10 6 1.71 1.82 11.7
4 3 5 TAM 43 Brad Johnson pass incomplete right intended for Chris Walsh (defended by Donnie Abraham) 10 6 1.82 0.4 18.9
4 4 5 TAM 43 Mitch Berger punts 31 yards, returned by Karl Williams for 31 yards (tackle by Mike Morris) 10 6 0.4 0.37 19.0
4 2:26 1 10 TAM 11 Trent Dilfer pass complete right to Warrick Dunn for 3 yards (tackle by Robert Griffith) 10 6 -0.37 -0.53 5.4
4 2 7 TAM 14 Trent Dilfer pass complete left to Reidel Anthony for 19 yards (tackle by Dewayne Washington) 10 6 -0.53 1.14 15.8
4 1 10 TAM 33 Trent Dilfer pass complete middle to Dave Moore for 7 yards (tackle by Robert Griffith and Dwayne Rudd) 10 6 1.14 1.54 19.6
4 2 3 TAM 40 Trent Dilfer sacked by Dwayne Rudd for -1 yards 10 6 1.54 0.7 12.3
4 3 4 TAM 39 Trent Dilfer pass complete right to Karl Williams for 7 yards (tackle by Leonard Wheeler and Dwayne Rudd) 10 6 0.7 1.99 24.4
4 1 10 TAM 46 Trent Dilfer pass incomplete right intended for Horace Copeland 10 6 1.99 1.45 18.7
4 2 10 TAM 46 Trent Dilfer pass incomplete right intended for Robb Thomas (defended by Corey Fuller) 10 6 1.45 0.76 12.7
4 3 10 TAM 46 Trent Dilfer pass incomplete middle intended for Reidel Anthony 10 6 0.76 -0.32 6.3
4 4 10 TAM 46 Trent Dilfer pass complete left to Reidel Anthony for 19 yards. Reidel Anthony fumbles, recovered by Trent Dilfer. Penalty on Paul Gruber: False Start, 5 yards (no play) 10 6 -0.32 2.92 36.1
4 1 10 MIN 40 Timeout #3 by Tampa Bay Buccaneers 10 6 0 0
4 1 10 MIN 40 Trent Dilfer pass complete left to Warrick Dunn for 16 yards (tackle by Jeff Brady and Robert Griffith) 10 6 2.92 3.97 51.0
4 1 10 MIN 24 Trent Dilfer pass incomplete 10 6 3.97 3.43 43.2
4 2 10 MIN 24 Trent Dilfer pass incomplete left intended for Reidel Anthony 10 6 3.43 2.74 7.8
End of Regulation1062.740
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).