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Buffalo Bills 3 at Chicago Bears 20

Sunday, December 7, 1997
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Buffalo Bills (6-10-0)03003
Chicago Bears (4-12-0)0170320

Game Info
Stadium Soldier Field
Start Time (ET) 1:00pm
Roof outdoors
Surface grass
Weather 31 degrees relative humidity 80%, wind 11 mph, wind chill 22
Vegas Line Buffalo Bills -1.5
Over/Under 37.0 (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 BUF CHI EPB EPA Win%
1st Quarter
1 15:00 CHI 30 Jeff Jaeger kicks off 62 yards, returned by Darick Holmes for 18 yards 0 0 0 0 0.0
1 1 10 BUF 26 Penalty on Tom Carter: Pass Interference, 25 yards (no play) 0 0 0 0 0.0
1 1 10 CHI 49 Thurman Thomas middle for 5 yards (tackle by John Mangum) 0 0 0 0 0.0
1 2 5 CHI 44 Thurman Thomas middle for 2 yards (tackle by Mark Thomas and Bryan Cox) 0 0 0 0 0.0
1 3 3 CHI 42 Thurman Thomas middle for -1 yards (tackle by Bryan Cox) 0 0 0 0 0.0
1 4 4 CHI 43 Chris Mohr punts 43 yards, touchback 0 0 0 0 0.0
1 12:51 1 10 CHI 20 Raymont Harris right for 1 yard (tackle by Ted Washington and Phil Hansen) 0 0 0 0 0.0
1 2 9 CHI 21 Erik Kramer pass complete left to Ryan Wetnight for 2 yards (tackle by Bryce Paup) 0 0 0 0 0.0
1 3 7 CHI 23 Erik Kramer pass incomplete right intended for Curtis Conway 0 0 0 0 0.0
1 4 7 CHI 23 Todd Sauerbrun left for 8 yards (tackle by Dan Brandenburg) 0 0 0 0 0.0
1 1 10 CHI 31 Erik Kramer pass complete left to Chris Penn for 18 yards (tackle by Phil Hansen and Kurt Schulz) 0 0 0 0 0.0
1 1 10 CHI 49 Raymont Harris left for -5 yards (tackle by Bryce Paup) 0 0 0 0 0.0
1 2 15 CHI 44 Erik Kramer pass complete right to Curtis Conway for 13 yards (tackle by Jeff Burris) 0 0 0 0 0.0
1 3 2 BUF 43 Erik Kramer middle for 1 yard (tackle by Phil Hansen) 0 0 0 0 0.0
1 4 1 BUF 42 Erik Kramer pass complete right to Tony Carter for 8 yards (tackle by Henry Jones and Sam Rogers) 0 0 0 0 0.0
1 1 10 BUF 34 Raymont Harris left for no gain (tackle by Bruce Smith) 0 0 0 0 0.0
1 2 10 BUF 34 Erik Kramer pass incomplete right intended for Raymont Harris 0 0 0 0 0.0
1 3 10 BUF 34 Erik Kramer pass complete left to Ryan Wetnight for 12 yards (tackle by Henry Jones) 0 0 0 0 0.0
1 1 10 BUF 22 Erik Kramer pass complete left to Ryan Wetnight for 15 yards. Ryan Wetnight fumbles 0 0 0 0 0.0
1 1 7 BUF 7 Raymont Harris middle for -2 yards (tackle by John Holecek) 0 0 0 0 0.0
1 2 9 BUF 9 Erik Kramer pass incomplete intended for Chris Penn is intercepted by Mark Maddox and returned for 25 yards 0 0 0 0 0.0
1 5:28 1 10 BUF 27 Todd Collins pass incomplete right intended for Antowain Smith 0 0 0 0 0.0
1 2 10 BUF 27 Antowain Smith left for -1 yards (tackle by Bryan Cox and Barry Minter) 0 0 0 0 0.0
1 3 11 BUF 26 Todd Collins pass incomplete middle intended for Andre Reed (defended by Marty Carter) 0 0 0 0 0.0
1 4 11 BUF 26 Chris Mohr punts 35 yards. Ryan Wetnight fumbles, recovered by Tyrone Hughes 0 0 0 0 0.0
1 4:32 1 10 CHI 39 Raymont Harris middle for 7 yards (tackle by John Holecek) 0 0 0 0 0.0
1 2 3 CHI 46 Raymont Harris middle for no gain (tackle by Bryce Paup) 0 0 0 0 0.0
1 3 3 CHI 46 0 0 0 0 0.0
1 3 8 CHI 41 Erik Kramer pass incomplete intended for Ricky Proehl is intercepted by Kurt Schulz and returned for 21 yards 0 0 0 0 0.0
1 2:41 1 10 CHI 28 Thurman Thomas right for 5 yards (tackle by Marty Carter and Ron Cox) 0 0 0 0 0.0
1 2 5 CHI 23 Todd Collins pass incomplete left intended for Quinn Early 0 0 0 0 0.0
1 3 5 CHI 23 Todd Collins pass incomplete left intended for Jay Riemersma 0 0 0 0 0.0
1 4 5 CHI 23 Steve Christie 41 yard field goal no good 0 0 0 0 0.0
1 1:55 1 10 CHI 31 Erik Kramer pass complete middle to Curtis Conway for 42 yards (tackle by Jeff Burris and Kurt Schulz) 0 0 0 0 0.0
1 1 10 BUF 27 Raymont Harris middle for 1 yard (tackle by Ted Washington) 0 0 0 0 0.0
1 2 9 BUF 26 Raymont Harris right for -4 yards (tackle by Bryce Paup) 0 0 0 0 0.0
Quarter Time Down ToGo Location Detail BUF CHI EPB EPA Win%
2nd Quarter
2 1:55 3 13 BUF 30 Erik Kramer pass complete right to Curtis Conway for 8 yards (tackle by Ken Irvin) 0 0 0 0 0.0
2 4 5 BUF 22 Jeff Jaeger 41 yard field goal good 0 3 0 0 0.0
2 14:16 CHI 30 Jeff Jaeger kicks off 58 yards, returned by Darick Holmes for 17 yards 0 3 0 0 0.0
2 1 10 BUF 29 Todd Collins middle for 1 yard (tackle by Alonzo Spellman) 0 3 0 0 0.0
2 2 9 BUF 30 Todd Collins sacked by Bryan Cox for -4 yards 0 3 0 0 0.0
2 3 13 BUF 26 Todd Collins sacked by Jim Flanigan for -9 yards 0 3 0 0 0.0
2 4 22 BUF 17 Chris Mohr punts 59 yards, returned by Tyrone Hughes for 19 yards (tackle by Steve Tasker) 0 3 0 0 0.0
2 12:32 1 10 CHI 43 Curtis Conway right for 10 yards (tackle by Jeff Burris) 0 3 0 0 0.0
2 1 10 BUF 47 Raymont Harris middle for -1 yards (tackle by Bruce Smith) 0 3 0 0 0.0
2 2 11 BUF 48 Erik Kramer pass complete right to Chris Penn for 8 yards (tackle by Kurt Schulz) 0 3 0 0 0.0
2 3 3 BUF 40 Erik Kramer pass incomplete left intended for Chris Penn 0 3 0 0 0.0
2 4 3 BUF 40 Todd Sauerbrun punts 27 yards 0 3 0 0 0.0
2 10:31 1 10 BUF 14 Todd Collins pass incomplete left intended for Quinn Early 0 3 0 0 0.0
2 2 10 BUF 14 Todd Collins pass incomplete left intended for Quinn Early 0 3 0 0 0.0
2 3 10 BUF 14 Todd Collins pass incomplete right intended for Eric Moulds 0 3 0 0 0.0
2 4 10 BUF 14 Penalty on Fabien Bownes: Holding, 11 yards (no play) 0 3 0 0 0.0
2 10:03 1 10 CHI 38 Raymont Harris right for 1 yard (tackle by Bruce Smith and Ted Washington) 0 3 0 0 0.0
2 2 9 CHI 39 Erik Kramer pass complete middle to John Allred for 6 yards (tackle by John Holecek) 0 3 0 0 0.0
2 3 3 CHI 45 Raymont Harris middle for 5 yards (tackle by Sean Moran and Marlo Perry) 0 3 0 0 0.0
2 1 10 CHI 50 Erik Kramer pass incomplete (defended by Bruce Smith) 0 3 0 0 0.0
2 2 10 CHI 50 Erik Kramer pass complete middle to Curtis Conway for 19 yards (tackle by Henry Jones) 0 3 0 0 0.0
2 1 10 BUF 31 Raymont Harris middle for 1 yard (tackle by John Holecek and Ted Washington) 0 3 0 0 0.0
2 2 9 BUF 30 Erik Kramer pass complete right to Ryan Wetnight for 30 yards, touchdown 0 9 0 0 0.0
2 Jeff Jaeger kicks extra point good 0 10 0 0 0.0
2 6:35 CHI 30 Jeff Jaeger kicks off 55 yards. Ryan Wetnight fumbles, recovered by Darick Holmes 0 10 0 0 0.0
2 1 10 BUF 21 Todd Collins pass complete right to Antowain Smith for 1 yard (tackle by Walt Harris and Barry Minter) 0 10 0 0 0.0
2 2 9 BUF 22 Todd Collins pass complete left to Andre Reed for 15 yards (tackle by John Mangum) 0 10 0 0 0.0
2 1 10 BUF 37 Antowain Smith left for 8 yards (tackle by Ron Cox). Antowain Smith fumbles, recovered by John Mangum 0 10 0 0 0.0
2 5:06 1 10 BUF 47 Erik Kramer pass complete right to Tony Carter for 5 yards (tackle by Bryce Paup) 0 10 0 0 0.0
2 2 5 BUF 42 Raymont Harris left for 1 yard (tackle by Ted Washington and Bruce Smith) 0 10 0 0 0.0
2 3 4 BUF 41 Erik Kramer pass complete right to Curtis Conway for 8 yards (tackle by Jeff Burris and Sean Moran) 0 10 0 0 0.0
2 1 10 BUF 33 Raymont Harris middle for 4 yards (tackle by Ted Washington) 0 10 0 0 0.0
2 2 6 BUF 29 Raymont Harris left for 5 yards (tackle by Sam Rogers and John Holecek) 0 10 0 0 0.0
2 3 1 BUF 24 Raymont Harris left for -1 yards (tackle by Mark Maddox and Ted Washington) 0 10 0 0 0.0
2 4 2 BUF 25 Raymont Harris left for 4 yards (tackle by Henry Jones) 0 10 0 0 0.0
2 1 10 BUF 21 Raymont Harris middle for 4 yards (tackle by Bryce Paup) 0 10 0 0 0.0
2 2 6 BUF 17 Timeout #1 by Chicago Bears 0 10 0 0
2 2 6 BUF 17 Raymont Harris middle for 6 yards (tackle by Bruce Smith) 0 10 0 0 0.0
2 1 10 BUF 11 Erik Kramer pass incomplete left intended for Ryan Wetnight 0 10 0 0 0.0
2 2 10 BUF 11 Raymont Harris middle for 2 yards (tackle by Sean Moran) 0 10 0 0 0.0
2 3 8 BUF 9 Timeout #2 by Chicago Bears 0 10 0 0
2 3 8 BUF 9 Penalty on Ken Irvin: Pass Interference, 6 yards (no play) 0 10 0 0 0.0
2 1 3 BUF 3 Erik Kramer pass complete left to Ricky Proehl for 3 yards, touchdown 0 16 0 0 0.0
2 Jeff Jaeger kicks extra point good 0 17 0 0 0.0
2 0:32 CHI 30 Jeff Jaeger kicks off 38 yards, returned by Steve Tasker for 12 yards 0 17 0 0 0.0
2 1 10 BUF 44 Antowain Smith left for 7 yards (tackle by Marty Carter) 0 17 0 0 0.0
2 2 3 CHI 49 Timeout #1 by Buffalo Bills 0 17 0 0
2 2 3 CHI 49 Todd Collins pass complete left to Thurman Thomas for 6 yards (tackle by Walt Harris) 0 17 0 0 0.0
2 1 10 CHI 43 Timeout #2 by Buffalo Bills 0 17 0 0
2 1 10 CHI 43 Todd Collins pass incomplete left intended for Thurman Thomas 0 17 0 0 0.0
2 2 10 CHI 43 Todd Collins pass complete left to Quinn Early for 23 yards (tackle by Barry Minter) 0 17 0 0 0.0
2 1 10 CHI 20 Timeout #3 by Buffalo Bills 0 17 0 0
2 1 10 CHI 20 Penalty on Mark Pike: False Start, 5 yards (no play) 0 17 0 0 0.0
2 1 15 CHI 25 Steve Christie 43 yard field goal good 3 17 0 0 0.0
End of Half31700
Quarter Time Down ToGo Location Detail BUF CHI EPB EPA Win%
3rd Quarter
3 15:00 BUF 30 Steve Christie kicks off 58 yards, returned by Eric Smith for 20 yards 3 17 0 0 0.0
3 1 10 CHI 32 Penalty on Bryce Paup: Encroachment, 5 yards (no play) 3 17 0 0 0.0
3 1 5 CHI 37 Raymont Harris middle for 3 yards (tackle by Ted Washington and Sean Moran) 3 17 0 0 0.0
3 2 2 CHI 40 Raymont Harris left for 4 yards (tackle by Sam Rogers) 3 17 0 0 0.0
3 1 10 CHI 44 Erik Kramer sacked by Sean Moran for -7 yards 3 17 0 0 0.0
3 2 17 CHI 37 Darnell Autry middle for 3 yards (tackle by Ted Washington and Bryce Paup) 3 17 0 0 0.0
3 3 14 CHI 40 Erik Kramer pass complete left to Ricky Proehl for 11 yards 3 17 0 0 0.0
3 4 3 BUF 49 Todd Sauerbrun punts 34 yards 3 17 0 0 0.0
3 11:27 1 10 BUF 15 Thurman Thomas left for 6 yards (tackle by Carl Simpson and Marty Carter) 3 17 0 0 0.0
3 2 4 BUF 21 Thurman Thomas middle for 3 yards (tackle by Mark Thomas) 3 17 0 0 0.0
3 3 1 BUF 24 Todd Collins pass complete right to Darick Holmes for 22 yards (tackle by Ron Cox) 3 17 0 0 0.0
3 1 10 BUF 46 Antowain Smith middle for 1 yard (tackle by Barry Minter) 3 17 0 0 0.0
3 2 9 BUF 47 Todd Collins pass complete middle to Antowain Smith for 8 yards (tackle by Marty Carter) 3 17 0 0 0.0
3 3 1 CHI 45 Antowain Smith right for 2 yards (tackle by Barry Minter) 3 17 0 0 0.0
3 1 10 CHI 43 Todd Collins pass incomplete middle intended for Quinn Early 3 17 0 0 0.0
3 2 10 CHI 43 Todd Collins pass incomplete middle intended for Thurman Thomas. Penalty on Todd Collins: Intentional Grounding, 10 yards 3 17 0 0 0.0
3 3 20 BUF 47 Todd Collins right for 9 yards (tackle by Barry Minter) 3 17 0 0 0.0
3 4 11 CHI 44 Chris Mohr punts 35 yards 3 17 0 0 0.0
3 6:44 1 10 CHI 10 Raymont Harris middle for 3 yards (tackle by Ted Washington) 3 17 0 0 0.0
3 2 7 CHI 13 Erik Kramer pass complete right to Tony Carter for no gain (tackle by Sam Rogers) 3 17 0 0 0.0
3 3 7 CHI 13 Erik Kramer pass complete middle to Ryan Wetnight for 11 yards 3 17 0 0 0.0
3 1 10 CHI 24 Raymont Harris left for 20 yards (tackle by Kurt Schulz) 3 17 0 0 0.0
3 1 10 CHI 44 Erik Kramer pass incomplete right intended for Curtis Conway (defended by Jeff Burris) 3 17 0 0 0.0
3 2 10 CHI 44 Darnell Autry middle for 5 yards (tackle by Bryce Paup) 3 17 0 0 0.0
3 3 5 CHI 49 Erik Kramer pass complete right to Curtis Conway for 14 yards (tackle by Jeff Burris) 3 17 0 0 0.0
3 1 10 BUF 37 Penalty on John Allred: False Start, 5 yards (no play) 3 17 0 0 0.0
3 1 15 BUF 42 Darnell Autry middle for 7 yards (tackle by John Holecek) 3 17 0 0 0.0
3 2 8 BUF 35 Erik Kramer pass incomplete right intended for Curtis Conway 3 17 0 0 0.0
3 3 8 BUF 35 Penalty on Curtis Conway: False Start, 5 yards (no play) 3 17 0 0 0.0
3 3 13 BUF 40 Erik Kramer pass incomplete left intended for Ricky Proehl 3 17 0 0 0.0
3 4 13 BUF 40 Todd Sauerbrun punts 27 yards 3 17 0 0 0.0
3 1:49 1 10 BUF 13 Todd Collins pass incomplete left intended for Quinn Early 3 17 0 0 0.0
3 2 10 BUF 13 Todd Collins pass incomplete right intended for Quinn Early 3 17 0 0 0.0
3 3 10 BUF 13 Todd Collins pass incomplete right intended for Antowain Smith 3 17 0 0 0.0
3 4 10 BUF 13 Chris Mohr punts 47 yards, returned by Tyrone Hughes for 5 yards (tackle by Steve Tasker) 3 17 0 0 0.0
3 1:23 1 10 CHI 45 Penalty on John Allred: Holding, 10 yards (no play) 3 17 0 0 0.0
3 1 20 CHI 35 Erik Kramer pass complete right to Curtis Conway for 11 yards (tackle by Jeff Burris) 3 17 0 0 0.0
3 2 9 CHI 46 Darnell Autry middle for 1 yard (tackle by Sean Moran) 3 17 0 0 0.0
Quarter Time Down ToGo Location Detail BUF CHI EPB EPA Win%
4th Quarter
4 1:23 3 8 CHI 47 Erik Kramer pass complete right to Tony Carter for 10 yards (tackle by Jeff Burris) 3 17 0 0 0.0
4 1 10 BUF 43 Erik Kramer pass complete middle to Chris Penn for 15 yards (tackle by Jeff Burris) 3 17 0 0 0.0
4 1 10 BUF 28 Darnell Autry left for 1 yard (tackle by Bruce Smith and John Holecek) 3 17 0 0 0.0
4 2 9 BUF 27 Darnell Autry right for 5 yards (tackle by Sam Rogers) 3 17 0 0 0.0
4 3 4 BUF 22 Tony Carter middle for 3 yards (tackle by Ted Washington and Shawn Price) 3 17 0 0 0.0
4 4 1 BUF 19 Jeff Jaeger 38 yard field goal good 3 20 0 0 0.0
4 12:03 CHI 30 Jeff Jaeger kicks off 65 yards, returned by Darick Holmes for 21 yards 3 20 0 0 0.0
4 1 10 BUF 26 Todd Collins pass complete left to Thurman Thomas for 4 yards (tackle by Marlon Forbes) 3 20 0 0 0.0
4 2 6 BUF 30 Todd Collins pass complete right to Andre Reed for 14 yards (tackle by Tom Carter) 3 20 0 0 0.0
4 1 10 BUF 44 Thurman Thomas middle for 2 yards (tackle by Anthony Marshall) 3 20 0 0 0.0
4 2 8 BUF 46 Todd Collins pass complete right to Eric Moulds for 6 yards (tackle by Marlon Forbes) 3 20 0 0 0.0
4 3 2 CHI 48 Todd Collins pass incomplete right intended for Darick Holmes 3 20 0 0 0.0
4 4 2 CHI 48 Timeout #1 by Chicago Bears 3 20 0 0
4 4 2 CHI 48 Antowain Smith middle for no gain (tackle by John Mangum and Mark Thomas) 3 20 0 0 0.0
4 9:46 1 10 CHI 48 Darnell Autry middle for 3 yards (tackle by John Holecek and Phil Hansen) 3 20 0 0 0.0
4 2 7 BUF 49 Darnell Autry right for 1 yard (tackle by Phil Hansen and John Holecek) 3 20 0 0 0.0
4 3 6 BUF 48 Erik Kramer pass complete right to Tony Carter for 1 yard (tackle by Henry Jones) 3 20 0 0 0.0
4 4 5 BUF 47 Todd Sauerbrun punts 14 yards 3 20 0 0 0.0
4 7:46 1 10 BUF 33 Lonnie Johnson left for 6 yards (tackle by Anthony Marshall) 3 20 0 0 0.0
4 2 4 BUF 39 Todd Collins pass complete right to Lonnie Johnson for 6 yards (tackle by Marlon Forbes) 3 20 0 0 0.0
4 1 10 BUF 45 Todd Collins pass incomplete left intended for Eric Moulds 3 20 0 0 0.0
4 2 10 BUF 45 Todd Collins pass complete right to Darick Holmes for 12 yards (tackle by Barry Minter) 3 20 0 0 0.0
4 1 10 CHI 43 Todd Collins pass incomplete middle intended for Darick Holmes (defended by Mark Thomas) 3 20 0 0 0.0
4 2 10 CHI 43 Todd Collins pass incomplete left intended for Eric Moulds 3 20 0 0 0.0
4 3 10 CHI 43 Todd Collins sacked by Anthony Marshall for -12 yards 3 20 0 0 0.0
4 4 22 BUF 45 Chris Mohr punts 45 yards 3 20 0 0 0.0
4 5:28 1 10 CHI 11 Rick Mirer pass incomplete right intended for John Allred 3 20 0 0 0.0
4 2 10 CHI 11 Darnell Autry middle for 2 yards (tackle by Bryce Paup) 3 20 0 0 0.0
4 3 8 CHI 13 Timeout #1 by Buffalo Bills 3 20 0 0
4 3 8 CHI 13 Rick Mirer pass complete right to Ricky Proehl for 9 yards (tackle by Ken Irvin) 3 20 0 0 0.0
4 1 10 CHI 22 Darnell Autry middle for 6 yards (tackle by Henry Jones and Phil Hansen) 3 20 0 0 0.0
4 2 4 CHI 28 Timeout #2 by Buffalo Bills 3 20 0 0
4 2 4 CHI 28 Darnell Autry right for 1 yard (tackle by John Holecek) 3 20 0 0 0.0
4 3 3 CHI 29 Darnell Autry middle for 4 yards (tackle by Dan Brandenburg) 3 20 0 0 0.0
4 1 10 CHI 33 Darnell Autry middle for no gain (tackle by Henry Jones) 3 20 0 0 0.0
4 2 10 CHI 33 Darnell Autry left for 1 yard (tackle by Mark Maddox and John Holecek) 3 20 0 0 0.0
4 3 9 CHI 34 Timeout #3 by Buffalo Bills 3 20 0 0
4 3 9 CHI 34 Rick Mirer pass incomplete left intended for Chris Penn (defended by Phil Hansen) 3 20 0 0 0.0
4 4 9 CHI 34 Todd Sauerbrun punts 50 yards 3 20 0 0 0.0
4 1:52 1 10 BUF 17 Todd Collins sacked by Mark Thomas for -2 yards 3 20 0 0 0.0
4 2 12 BUF 15 Todd Collins pass complete right to Quinn Early for 14 yards (tackle by Tom Carter) 3 20 0 0 0.0
4 1 10 BUF 29 Todd Collins pass incomplete right intended for Quinn Early 3 20 0 0 0.0
4 2 10 BUF 29 Todd Collins pass complete right to Darick Holmes for 7 yards (tackle by Anthony Marshall and Marty Carter) 3 20 0 0 0.0
4 3 3 BUF 36 Todd Collins sacked by Anthony Marshall for -6 yards 3 20 0 0 0.0
4 4 9 BUF 30 Todd Collins pass incomplete right intended for Quinn Early (defended by Tom Carter) 3 20 0 0 0.0
4 0:08 1 10 BUF 30 Rick Mirer middle for -1 yards 3 20 0 0 0.0
End of Regulation32000
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).