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Miami Dolphins 6 at Buffalo Bills 9

Sunday, November 2, 1997
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Miami Dolphins (9-7-0)03036
Buffalo Bills (6-10-0)33039

Game Info
Stadium Rich Stadium
Start Time (ET) 1:00pm
Roof outdoors
Surface astroturf
Weather 51 degrees relative humidity 91%, wind 14 mph
Vegas Line Buffalo Bills -2.0
Over/Under 40.5 (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 MIA BUF EPB EPA Win%
1st Quarter
1 15:00 MIA 30 Olindo Mare kicks off 70 yards, touchback 0 0 0 0 55.9
1 1 10 BUF 20 Thurman Thomas left for 1 yard (tackle by Shane Burton and Calvin Jackson) 0 0 0 0 55.9
1 2 9 BUF 21 Thurman Thomas left for 9 yards (tackle by Shawn Wooden) 0 0 0 0 55.9
1 1 10 BUF 30 Antowain Smith middle for 4 yards (tackle by Tim Bowens) 0 0 0 0 55.9
1 2 6 BUF 34 Antowain Smith left for 4 yards (tackle by Derrick Rodgers and Anthony Harris) 0 0 0 0 55.9
1 3 2 BUF 38 Alex Van Pelt pass incomplete left intended for Quinn Early 0 0 0 0 55.9
1 4 2 BUF 38 Chris Mohr punts 56 yards 0 0 0 0 55.9
1 12:02 1 10 MIA 6 Karim Abdul-Jabbar middle for -1 yards (tackle by Bruce Smith) 0 0 0 0 55.8
1 2 11 MIA 5 Karim Abdul-Jabbar middle for no gain (tackle by Ted Washington) 0 0 0 0 55.8
1 3 11 MIA 5 Jerris McPhail left for 8 yards (tackle by Dan Brandenburg and Bruce Smith) 0 0 0 0 55.8
1 4 3 MIA 13 John Kidd punts 37 yards, returned by Jeff Burris for 8 yards. Jeff Burris fumbles, recovered by Dan Brandenburg. Penalty on Thomas Smith: Holding, 10 yards 0 0 0 0 55.8
1 9:48 1 10 BUF 48 Antowain Smith middle for 1 yard (tackle by Daryl Gardener) 0 0 0 0 55.6
1 2 9 BUF 49 Alex Van Pelt pass complete right to Andre Reed for 4 yards (tackle by Terrell Buckley) 0 0 0 0 55.6
1 3 5 MIA 47 Alex Van Pelt pass complete left to Eric Moulds for 6 yards. Eric Moulds fumbles 0 0 0 0 55.6
1 1 10 MIA 41 Antowain Smith left for 1 yard (tackle by Tim Bowens and Shane Burton) 0 0 0 0 55.6
1 2 9 MIA 40 Alex Van Pelt middle for no gain. Alex Van Pelt fumbles, recovered by Alex Van Pelt 0 0 0 0 55.6
1 3 10 MIA 41 Alex Van Pelt right for 9 yards (tackle by Calvin Jackson) 0 0 0 0 55.6
1 4 1 MIA 32 Alex Van Pelt middle for 2 yards (tackle by Shane Burton) 0 0 0 0 55.6
1 1 10 MIA 30 Darick Holmes left for 6 yards (tackle by Zach Thomas) 0 0 0 0 55.6
1 2 4 MIA 24 Antowain Smith left for -1 yards (tackle by Zach Thomas and Dwight Hollier) 0 0 0 0 55.6
1 3 5 MIA 25 Alex Van Pelt pass complete right to Lonnie Johnson for 3 yards (tackle by Terrell Buckley) 0 0 0 0 55.6
1 4 2 MIA 22 Steve Christie 41 yard field goal good 0 3 0 0 64.6
1 4:40 BUF 30 Steve Christie kicks off 58 yards, returned by Irving Spikes for 19 yards 0 3 0 0 64.8
1 1 10 MIA 31 Karim Abdul-Jabbar middle for 5 yards 0 3 0 0 64.8
1 2 5 MIA 36 Karim Abdul-Jabbar middle for 1 yard 0 3 0 0 64.8
1 3 4 MIA 37 Dan Marino pass incomplete left intended for Brett Perriman (defended by Eric Smedley) 0 3 0 0 64.8
1 4 4 MIA 37 John Kidd punts 49 yards, returned by Jeff Burris for 15 yards (tackle by Bernie Parmalee) 0 3 0 0 64.8
1 2:53 1 10 BUF 29 Alex Van Pelt pass complete left to Andre Reed for 15 yards (tackle by George Teague and Calvin Jackson) 0 3 0 0 64.9
1 1 10 BUF 44 Antowain Smith right for 9 yards (tackle by Anthony Harris) 0 3 0 0 64.9
1 2 1 MIA 47 Antowain Smith middle for 2 yards (tackle by Barron Tanner and Dunstan Anderson) 0 3 0 0 64.9
1 1 10 MIA 45 Alex Van Pelt pass complete right to Andre Reed for 13 yards (tackle by Terrell Buckley) 0 3 0 0 64.9
Quarter Time Down ToGo Location Detail MIA BUF EPB EPA Win%
2nd Quarter
2 2:53 1 10 MIA 32 Antowain Smith middle for 4 yards (tackle by Zach Thomas and Anthony Harris) 0 3 0 0 65.9
2 2 6 MIA 28 Alex Van Pelt pass complete right to Quinn Early for 9 yards (tackle by Terrell Buckley) 0 3 0 0 65.9
2 1 10 MIA 19 Antowain Smith left for 4 yards (tackle by Zach Thomas) 0 3 0 0 65.9
2 2 6 MIA 15 Antowain Smith left for 3 yards (tackle by Daryl Gardener and Anthony Harris) 0 3 0 0 65.9
2 3 3 MIA 12 Penalty on Ruben Brown: Holding, 10 yards (no play) 0 3 0 0 65.9
2 3 13 MIA 22 Alex Van Pelt pass incomplete right intended for Andre Reed 0 3 0 0 65.9
2 4 13 MIA 22 Steve Christie 40 yard field goal good 0 6 0 0 76.2
2 11:42 BUF 30 Steve Christie kicks off 66 yards, returned by Jerris McPhail for 39 yards 0 6 0 0 74.5
2 1 10 MIA 43 Dan Marino pass incomplete right intended for Ed Perry 0 6 0 0 74.5
2 2 10 MIA 43 Dan Marino pass incomplete right (defended by John Holecek) 0 6 0 0 74.5
2 3 10 MIA 43 Dan Marino pass incomplete left intended for Jerris McPhail 0 6 0 0 74.5
2 4 10 MIA 43 John Kidd punts 42 yards, returned by Jeff Burris for 3 yards 0 6 0 0 74.5
2 11:09 1 10 BUF 18 Antowain Smith middle for 2 yards (tackle by Trace Armstrong). Antowain Smith fumbles, recovered by Shawn Wooden 0 6 0 0 74.6
2 10:58 1 10 BUF 23 Karim Abdul-Jabbar middle for 5 yards (tackle by Bruce Smith) 0 6 0 0 74.6
2 2 5 BUF 18 Karim Abdul-Jabbar left for 4 yards (tackle by Sean Moran and Thomas Smith) 0 6 0 0 74.6
2 3 1 BUF 14 Dan Marino pass incomplete right (defended by Bryce Paup) 0 6 0 0 74.6
2 4 1 BUF 14 Olindo Mare 32 yard field goal no good 0 6 0 0 74.6
2 9:33 1 10 BUF 23 Antowain Smith middle for 3 yards (tackle by Tim Bowens) 0 6 0 0 74.8
2 2 7 BUF 26 Alex Van Pelt pass complete left to Quinn Early for 8 yards (tackle by Calvin Jackson) 0 6 0 0 74.8
2 1 10 BUF 34 Penalty on Calvin Jackson: Pass Interference, 34 yards (no play) 0 6 0 0 74.8
2 1 10 MIA 32 Antowain Smith right for 12 yards (tackle by Dwight Hollier) 0 6 0 0 74.8
2 1 10 MIA 20 Alex Van Pelt for no gain. Alex Van Pelt fumbles, recovered by Jerry Ostroski 0 6 0 0 74.8
2 2 16 MIA 26 Antowain Smith for 3 yards (tackle by Dwight Hollier) 0 6 0 0 74.8
2 3 13 MIA 23 Alex Van Pelt pass incomplete left intended for Eric Moulds (defended by Sam Madison) 0 6 0 0 74.8
2 4 13 MIA 23 Steve Christie 41 yard field goal no good 0 6 0 0 74.8
2 5:46 1 10 MIA 31 Karim Abdul-Jabbar right for 1 yard (tackle by Bruce Smith) 0 6 0 0 75.5
2 2 9 MIA 32 Dan Marino pass incomplete left intended for Karim Abdul-Jabbar 0 6 0 0 75.5
2 3 9 MIA 32 Dan Marino pass incomplete right intended for Jerris McPhail 0 6 0 0 75.5
2 4 9 MIA 32 John Kidd punts 42 yards, returned by Jeff Burris for 42 yards. Penalty on Marlon Kerner: Holding, 10 yards 0 6 0 0 75.5
2 4:47 1 10 BUF 16 Alex Van Pelt pass incomplete middle intended for Andre Reed (defended by Calvin Jackson) 0 6 0 0 75.8
2 2 10 BUF 16 Antowain Smith right for 3 yards (tackle by George Teague) 0 6 0 0 75.8
2 3 7 BUF 19 Alex Van Pelt pass complete left to Eric Moulds for 6 yards (tackle by Calvin Jackson) 0 6 0 0 75.8
2 4 1 BUF 25 Chris Mohr punts 49 yards 0 6 0 0 75.8
2 3:07 1 10 MIA 26 Dan Marino pass complete middle to Troy Drayton for 23 yards (tackle by John Holecek) 0 6 0 0 76.1
2 1 10 MIA 49 Dan Marino pass complete right to Bernie Parmalee for 10 yards (tackle by Bryce Paup) 0 6 0 0 76.1
2 1 10 BUF 41 Dan Marino pass complete middle for 18 yards 0 6 0 0 76.1
2 1 10 BUF 23 Irving Spikes right for -1 yards (tackle by Bruce Smith) 0 6 0 0 76.1
2 2 11 BUF 24 Dan Marino pass incomplete (defended by Sean Moran) 0 6 0 0 76.1
2 3 11 BUF 24 Dan Marino pass complete left to Brett Perriman for 16 yards (tackle by Ken Irvin) 0 6 0 0 76.1
2 1 8 BUF 8 Timeout #1 by Miami Dolphins 0 6 0 0
2 1 8 BUF 8 Irving Spikes middle for no gain (tackle by Bryce Paup) 0 6 0 0 76.1
2 2 8 BUF 8 Dan Marino pass incomplete left intended for Irving Spikes 0 6 0 0 76.1
2 3 8 BUF 8 Craig Erickson pass incomplete left intended for Charles Jordan 0 6 0 0 76.1
2 4 8 BUF 8 Olindo Mare 27 yard field goal good 3 6 0 0 65.9
2 0:23 MIA 30 Olindo Mare kicks off 36 yards 3 6 0 0 66.2
2 1 10 BUF 34 Thurman Thomas left for 16 yards (tackle by George Teague) 3 6 0 0 66.2
2 1 10 BUF 50 Timeout #1 by Buffalo Bills 3 6 0 0
2 1 10 BUF 50 Alex Van Pelt pass complete right to Eric Moulds for 6 yards (tackle by Terrell Buckley) 3 6 0 0 66.2
2 2 4 MIA 44 Alex Van Pelt sacked by Shane Burton for -3 yards 3 6 0 0 66.2
2 3 7 MIA 47 Steve Christie 65 yard field goal no good 3 6 0 0 66.2
End of Half3600
Quarter Time Down ToGo Location Detail MIA BUF EPB EPA Win%
3rd Quarter
3 15:00 BUF 30 Steve Christie kicks off 59 yards, returned by Irving Spikes for 28 yards. Irving Spikes fumbles, recovered by Irving Spikes 3 6 0 0 66.3
3 1 10 MIA 39 Dan Marino pass complete left to Karim Abdul-Jabbar for 9 yards (tackle by Phil Hansen) 3 6 0 0 66.3
3 2 1 MIA 48 Karim Abdul-Jabbar left for 6 yards (tackle by John Holecek) 3 6 0 0 66.3
3 1 10 BUF 46 Penalty on Richmond Webb: False Start, 5 yards (no play) 3 6 0 0 66.3
3 1 15 MIA 49 Dan Marino pass incomplete is intercepted by Sean Moran 3 6 0 0 66.3
3 13:05 1 10 MIA 49 Thurman Thomas left for 12 yards (tackle by George Teague and Sam Madison) 3 6 0 0 66.5
3 1 10 MIA 37 Thurman Thomas middle for 3 yards (tackle by Daryl Gardener) 3 6 0 0 66.5
3 2 7 MIA 34 Alex Van Pelt pass incomplete left intended for Quinn Early (defended by Sam Madison) 3 6 0 0 66.5
3 3 7 MIA 34 Alex Van Pelt pass incomplete right intended for Andre Reed (defended by Terrell Buckley) 3 6 0 0 66.5
3 4 7 MIA 34 Chris Mohr punts 31 yards, returned by Charles Jordan for 6 yards (tackle by Tim Tindale) 3 6 0 0 66.5
3 11:25 1 10 MIA 9 Craig Erickson pass complete right for 19 yards 3 6 0 0 66.8
3 1 10 MIA 28 Karim Abdul-Jabbar middle for 3 yards (tackle by Sam Rogers) 3 6 0 0 66.8
3 2 7 MIA 31 Craig Erickson pass complete left to Troy Drayton for 27 yards (tackle by Thomas Smith and Sam Rogers) 3 6 0 0 66.8
3 1 10 BUF 42 Karim Abdul-Jabbar middle for 1 yard (tackle by John Holecek and Phil Hansen) 3 6 0 0 66.8
3 2 9 BUF 41 Craig Erickson right for 4 yards (tackle by Sean Moran) 3 6 0 0 66.8
3 3 5 BUF 37 Craig Erickson pass incomplete left 3 6 0 0 66.8
3 4 5 BUF 37 John Kidd punts 37 yards, touchback 3 6 0 0 66.8
3 8:06 1 10 BUF 20 Antowain Smith left for -14 yards (tackle by Shane Burton). Antowain Smith fumbles, recovered by Alex Van Pelt 3 6 0 0 67.4
3 2 24 BUF 6 Antowain Smith middle for 4 yards (tackle by Daryl Gardener and Shawn Wooden) 3 6 0 0 67.4
3 3 20 BUF 10 Thurman Thomas middle for 8 yards (tackle by Shawn Wooden) 3 6 0 0 67.4
3 4 12 BUF 18 Chris Mohr punts 42 yards, returned by Charles Jordan for 8 yards (tackle by Darick Holmes) 3 6 0 0 67.4
3 5:46 1 10 MIA 48 Karim Abdul-Jabbar middle for -4 yards (tackle by Bryce Paup) 3 6 0 0 67.9
3 2 14 MIA 44 Penalty on Troy Drayton: Pass Interference, 10 yards (no play) 3 6 0 0 67.9
3 2 24 MIA 34 Craig Erickson pass complete right to Charles Jordan for 25 yards (tackle by Eric Smedley) 3 6 0 0 67.9
3 1 10 BUF 41 Craig Erickson middle for 4 yards (tackle by Ted Washington) 3 6 0 0 67.9
3 2 6 BUF 37 Karim Abdul-Jabbar left for 5 yards (tackle by John Holecek) 3 6 0 0 67.9
3 3 1 BUF 32 Karim Abdul-Jabbar middle for 5 yards (tackle by John Holecek) 3 6 0 0 67.9
3 1 10 BUF 27 Craig Erickson pass complete left for 5 yards (tackle by Gabe Northern) 3 6 0 0 67.9
3 2 5 BUF 22 Craig Erickson pass incomplete right 3 6 0 0 67.9
3 3 5 BUF 22 Karim Abdul-Jabbar left for 6 yards (tackle by Phil Hansen) 3 6 0 0 67.9
3 1 10 BUF 16 Karim Abdul-Jabbar middle for no gain (tackle by Ted Washington) 3 6 0 0 67.9
Quarter Time Down ToGo Location Detail MIA BUF EPB EPA Win%
4th Quarter
4 5:46 2 10 BUF 16 Craig Erickson middle for no gain (tackle by John Holecek). Craig Erickson fumbles, recovered by Craig Erickson 3 6 0 0 77.6
4 3 12 BUF 18 Craig Erickson pass incomplete middle intended for Jerris McPhail 3 6 0 0 77.6
4 4 12 BUF 18 Olindo Mare 35 yard field goal good 6 6 0 0 51.8
4 14:21 MIA 30 Olindo Mare kicks off 66 yards, returned by Darick Holmes for 22 yards 6 6 0 0 52.9
4 1 10 BUF 26 Alex Van Pelt pass incomplete right intended for Andre Reed (defended by Terrell Buckley) 6 6 0 0 52.9
4 2 10 BUF 26 Alex Van Pelt pass complete right to Lonnie Johnson for 11 yards (tackle by Shawn Wooden) 6 6 0 0 52.9
4 1 10 BUF 37 Antowain Smith left for 11 yards (tackle by Calvin Jackson) 6 6 0 0 52.9
4 1 10 BUF 48 Eric Moulds left for 29 yards (tackle by Zach Thomas) 6 6 0 0 52.9
4 1 10 MIA 23 Antowain Smith left for 2 yards (tackle by Dunstan Anderson) 6 6 0 0 52.9
4 2 8 MIA 21 Alex Van Pelt pass complete right to Lonnie Johnson for no gain (tackle by Calvin Jackson) 6 6 0 0 52.9
4 3 8 MIA 21 Alex Van Pelt pass incomplete 6 6 0 0 52.9
4 4 8 MIA 21 Steve Christie 39 yard field goal good 6 9 0 0 70.1
4 10:42 BUF 30 Steve Christie kicks off 67 yards, returned by Jerris McPhail for 37 yards 6 9 0 0 72.2
4 1 10 MIA 40 Craig Erickson pass incomplete (defended by Ted Washington) 6 9 0 0 72.2
4 2 10 MIA 40 Craig Erickson sacked by Sean Moran for -7 yards 6 9 0 0 72.2
4 3 17 MIA 33 Craig Erickson pass complete left to Jerris McPhail for 10 yards 6 9 0 0 72.2
4 4 7 MIA 43 John Kidd punts 51 yards 6 9 0 0 72.2
4 9:31 1 10 BUF 6 Thurman Thomas middle for -1 yards (tackle by Derrick Rodgers) 6 9 0 0 73.1
4 2 11 BUF 5 Thurman Thomas left for 4 yards (tackle by Tim Bowens) 6 9 0 0 73.1
4 3 7 BUF 9 Alex Van Pelt pass complete left to Quinn Early for 8 yards (tackle by Calvin Jackson) 6 9 0 0 73.1
4 1 10 BUF 17 Alex Van Pelt pass complete right to Antowain Smith for no gain (tackle by Shane Burton and Terrell Buckley) 6 9 0 0 73.1
4 2 10 BUF 17 Antowain Smith right for no gain (tackle by Tim Bowens and Trace Armstrong) 6 9 0 0 73.1
4 3 10 BUF 17 Alex Van Pelt pass incomplete left intended for Andre Reed 6 9 0 0 73.1
4 4 10 BUF 17 Chris Mohr punts 29 yards. Penalty on Sam Madison: Holding, 10 yards 6 9 0 0 73.1
4 6:23 1 10 MIA 44 Karim Abdul-Jabbar right for 2 yards (tackle by Bryce Paup and Sean Moran) 6 9 0 0 76.7
4 2 8 MIA 46 Penalty on Everett McIver: Holding, 10 yards (no play) 6 9 0 0 76.7
4 2 18 MIA 36 Craig Erickson sacked by Bruce Smith for -14 yards 6 9 0 0 76.7
4 3 32 MIA 22 Craig Erickson middle for no gain (tackle by Bruce Smith). Craig Erickson fumbles, recovered by Craig Erickson 6 9 0 0 76.7
4 4 43 MIA 11 John Kidd punts 40 yards 6 9 0 0 76.7
4 4:26 1 10 BUF 49 Antowain Smith middle for 2 yards (tackle by Tim Bowens and Daryl Gardener) 6 9 0 0 80.3
4 2 8 MIA 49 Alex Van Pelt right for 7 yards 6 9 0 0 80.3
4 3 1 MIA 42 Antowain Smith middle for no gain (tackle by Trace Armstrong) 6 9 0 0 80.3
4 4 1 MIA 42 Penalty on Chris Mohr: Delay of Game, 5 yards (no play) 6 9 0 0 80.3
4 4 6 MIA 47 Chris Mohr punts 35 yards 6 9 0 0 80.3
4 2:36 1 10 MIA 12 Penalty on Bruce Smith: Encroachment, 5 yards (no play) 6 9 0 0 86.1
4 1 5 MIA 17 Craig Erickson pass complete left to Jerris McPhail for 13 yards (tackle by Henry Jones) 6 9 0 0 86.1
4 1 10 MIA 30 Craig Erickson pass incomplete left intended for Lamar Thomas 6 9 0 0 86.1
4 2 10 MIA 30 Craig Erickson pass incomplete middle intended for Brett Perriman (defended by Jeff Burris) 6 9 0 0 86.1
4 3 10 MIA 30 Craig Erickson pass incomplete middle intended for Jerris McPhail 6 9 0 0 86.1
4 4 10 MIA 30 Craig Erickson pass complete left to Jerris McPhail for 11 yards (tackle by Thomas Smith) 6 9 0 0 86.1
4 1 10 MIA 41 Craig Erickson pass incomplete left intended for Brett Perriman 6 9 0 0 86.1
4 2 10 MIA 41 Craig Erickson pass complete left to Bernie Parmalee for 11 yards (tackle by Henry Jones) 6 9 0 0 86.1
4 1 10 BUF 48 Craig Erickson pass incomplete intended for Lamar Thomas is intercepted by Jeff Burris and returned for 10 yards. Penalty on Marlon Kerner: Holding, 10 yards 6 9 0 0 86.1
4 1:01 1 10 BUF 19 Thurman Thomas middle for 3 yards (tackle by Calvin Jackson) 6 9 0 0 95.2
4 2 7 BUF 22 Timeout #1 by Miami Dolphins 6 9 0 0
4 2 7 BUF 22 Thurman Thomas left for 2 yards (tackle by Shane Burton and Zach Thomas) 6 9 0 0 95.2
4 3 5 BUF 24 Timeout #2 by Miami Dolphins 6 9 0 0
4 3 5 BUF 24 Thurman Thomas middle for 11 yards (tackle by Terrell Buckley) 6 9 0 0 95.2
4 1 10 BUF 35 Alex Van Pelt middle for -1 yards 6 9 0 0 95.2
End of Regulation6900
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).