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St. Louis Rams 34 at New Orleans Saints 27

Sunday, December 7, 1997
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St. Louis Rams (5-11-0)01302134
New Orleans Saints (6-10-0)1037727

Game Info
Stadium Louisiana Superdome
Start Time (ET) 1:00pm
Roof dome
Surface astroturf
Vegas Line New Orleans Saints -1.5
Over/Under 37.0 (over)

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 RAM NOR EPB EPA Win%
1st Quarter
1 15:00 RAM 30 Jeff Wilkins kicks off 64 yards, out of bounds 0 0 0 0 0.0
1 1 10 NOR 40 Troy Davis left for 6 yards (tackle by Ryan McNeil) 0 0 0 0 0.0
1 2 4 NOR 46 Troy Davis right for -1 yards (tackle by Todd Lyght) 0 0 0 0 0.0
1 3 5 NOR 45 -- 0 0 0 0 0.0
1 4 5 NOR 45 Mark Royals punts 52 yards, returned by Eddie Kennison for 20 yards (tackle by Ernest Dixon) 0 0 0 0 0.0
1 13:28 1 10 RAM 23 Tony Banks left for 13 yards (tackle by Mark Fields) 0 0 0 0 0.0
1 1 10 RAM 36 Jerald Moore middle for 2 yards (tackle by Pio Sagapolutele and Winfred Tubbs) 0 0 0 0 0.0
1 2 8 RAM 38 Tony Banks pass complete right to Isaac Bruce for 11 yards (tackle by Alex Molden) 0 0 0 0 0.0
1 1 10 RAM 49 Jerald Moore middle for no gain (tackle by Joe Johnson) 0 0 0 0 0.0
1 2 10 RAM 49 Jerald Moore right for -2 yards (tackle by Alex Molden). Jerald Moore fumbles, recovered by Richard Harvey 0 0 0 0 0.0
1 10:57 1 10 RAM 47 (tackle by Todd Lyght) 0 0 0 0 0.0
1 1 10 RAM 31 Ray Zellars left for no gain (tackle by Robert Jones) 0 0 0 0 0.0
1 2 10 RAM 31 -- 0 0 0 0 0.0
1 3 10 RAM 31 -- 0 0 0 0 0.0
1 4 10 RAM 31 Doug Brien 49 yard field goal good 0 3 0 0 0.0
1 9:27 NOR 30 Doug Brien kicks off 69 yards, returned by David Thompson for 18 yards 0 3 0 0 0.0
1 1 10 RAM 19 Tony Banks pass incomplete right intended for Isaac Bruce 0 3 0 0 0.0
1 2 10 RAM 19 Craig Heyward left for 2 yards (tackle by Mark Fields). Craig Heyward fumbles, recovered by Mark Fields, touchdown 0 9 0 0 0.0
1 Doug Brien kicks extra point good 0 10 0 0 0.0
1 9:04 NOR 30 Doug Brien kicks off 65 yards, returned by David Thompson for 19 yards 0 10 0 0 0.0
1 1 10 RAM 24 Tony Banks pass complete right to Aaron Laing for 6 yards (tackle by Mickey Washington) 0 10 0 0 0.0
1 2 4 RAM 30 Craig Heyward right for 1 yard (tackle by Chris Hewitt and Wayne Martin) 0 10 0 0 0.0
1 3 3 RAM 31 Tony Banks pass complete left to Isaac Bruce for 38 yards (tackle by Mark Fields) 0 10 0 0 0.0
1 1 10 NOR 31 Tony Banks pass incomplete left intended for Isaac Bruce 0 10 0 0 0.0
1 2 10 NOR 31 Tony Banks pass complete left to Amp Lee for 4 yards (tackle by Alex Molden) 0 10 0 0 0.0
1 3 6 NOR 27 Mark Rypien pass incomplete right intended for Isaac Bruce 0 10 0 0 0.0
1 4 6 NOR 27 Jeff Wilkins 45 yard field goal no good 0 10 0 0 0.0
1 9:04 1 10 NOR 35 Troy Davis left for 20 yards (tackle by Ryan McNeil) 0 10 0 0 0.0
1 1 10 RAM 45 -- 0 10 0 0 0.0
1 2 10 RAM 45 (tackle by Roman Phifer and Bill Johnson) 0 10 0 0 0.0
1 3 13 RAM 48 -- 0 10 0 0 0.0
1 4 13 RAM 48 0 10 0 0 0.0
1 4 8 RAM 43 Penalty on Je'Rod Cherry: Illegal Motion, 5 yards (no play) 0 10 0 0 0.0
1 4 13 RAM 48 Mark Royals punts 32 yards 0 10 0 0 0.0
1 9:04 1 10 RAM 16 Tony Banks pass incomplete middle intended for Amp Lee (defended by Alex Molden) 0 10 0 0 0.0
1 2 10 RAM 16 David Thompson left for 9 yards (tackle by Sammy Knight) 0 10 0 0 0.0
1 3 1 RAM 25 Tony Banks pass complete right to Craig Heyward for 11 yards (tackle by Winfred Tubbs and Chris Hewitt) 0 10 0 0 0.0
1 1 10 RAM 36 Tony Banks pass incomplete left intended for Eddie Kennison 0 10 0 0 0.0
1 2 10 RAM 36 David Thompson right for 3 yards (tackle by Brady Smith and Winfred Tubbs) 0 10 0 0 0.0
1 3 7 RAM 39 Tony Banks pass complete right to Amp Lee for 14 yards (tackle by Donovan Greer) 0 10 0 0 0.0
1 1 10 NOR 47 Craig Heyward middle for 6 yards (tackle by Chris Hewitt and Pio Sagapolutele) 0 10 0 0 0.0
1 2 4 NOR 41 Tony Banks pass complete middle to Isaac Bruce for 20 yards (tackle by Chris Hewitt) 0 10 0 0 0.0
Quarter Time Down ToGo Location Detail RAM NOR EPB EPA Win%
2nd Quarter
2 6:14 1 10 NOR 21 David Thompson left for -1 yards (tackle by Winfred Tubbs) 0 10 0 0 0.0
2 2 11 NOR 22 Tony Banks pass incomplete left intended for Ernie Conwell 0 10 0 0 0.0
2 3 11 NOR 22 Tony Banks left for 16 yards (tackle by Sammy Knight) 0 10 0 0 0.0
2 1 6 NOR 6 Craig Heyward middle for 3 yards (tackle by La'Roi Glover and Winfred Tubbs) 0 10 0 0 0.0
2 2 3 NOR 3 Craig Heyward middle for no gain (tackle by Joe Johnson) 0 10 0 0 0.0
2 3 3 NOR 3 Tony Banks pass complete middle to Ernie Conwell for 3 yards, touchdown 6 10 0 0 0.0
2 Jeff Wilkins kicks extra point good 7 10 0 0 0.0
2 6:14 RAM 30 Jeff Wilkins kicks off 66 yards, returned by Eric Guliford for 26 yards 7 10 0 0 0.0
2 1 10 NOR 30 -- 7 10 0 0 0.0
2 2 10 NOR 30 Ray Zellars middle for 7 yards (tackle by Keith Lyle and Taje Allen) 7 10 0 0 0.0
2 3 3 NOR 37 -- 7 10 0 0 0.0
2 4 3 NOR 37 Mark Royals punts 43 yards (tackle by Je'Rod Cherry) 7 10 0 0 0.0
2 4:17 1 10 RAM 20 Tony Banks pass complete right to Isaac Bruce for 11 yards (tackle by Mickey Washington) 7 10 0 0 0.0
2 1 10 RAM 31 Jerald Moore middle for 8 yards (tackle by Richard Harvey and Joe Johnson) 7 10 0 0 0.0
2 2 2 RAM 39 Craig Heyward middle for 4 yards (tackle by Chris Hewitt) 7 10 0 0 0.0
2 1 10 RAM 43 Tony Banks pass incomplete intended for Isaac Bruce is intercepted by Mickey Washington 7 10 0 0 0.0
2 12:03 1 10 NOR 13 Troy Davis right for -2 yards (tackle by Keith Lyle and Kevin Carter) 7 10 0 0 0.0
2 2 12 NOR 11 7 10 0 0 0.0
2 1 10 NOR 23 . Irv Smith fumbles, recovered by Toby Wright 7 10 0 0 0.0
2 11:00 1 10 NOR 14 7 10 0 0 0.0
2 1 20 NOR 24 Tony Banks pass incomplete left intended for Craig Heyward 7 10 0 0 0.0
2 2 20 NOR 24 David Thompson left for 5 yards (tackle by Eric Allen) 7 10 0 0 0.0
2 3 15 NOR 19 Tony Banks pass incomplete right intended for Isaac Bruce 7 10 0 0 0.0
2 4 15 NOR 19 Jeff Wilkins 37 yard field goal good 10 10 0 0 0.0
2 8:56 RAM 30 Jeff Wilkins kicks off 68 yards, returned by Eric Guliford for 40 yards 10 10 0 0 0.0
2 1 10 NOR 42 10 10 0 0 0.0
2 1 10 RAM 43 Ray Zellars middle for 4 yards (tackle by Roman Phifer and D'Marco Farr) 10 10 0 0 0.0
2 2 6 RAM 39 (tackle by Roman Phifer) 10 10 0 0 0.0
2 3 2 RAM 35 -- 10 10 0 0 0.0
2 4 2 RAM 35 Doug Brien 53 yard field goal good 10 13 0 0 0.0
2 7:56 NOR 30 Doug Brien kicks off 70 yards, returned by David Thompson for 24 yards 10 13 0 0 0.0
2 1 10 RAM 21 Tony Banks pass complete right to Ernie Conwell for 12 yards (tackle by Mark Fields) 10 13 0 0 0.0
2 1 10 RAM 33 Tony Banks middle for no gain. Tony Banks fumbles, recovered by Zach Wiegert 10 13 0 0 0.0
2 2 14 RAM 29 Tony Banks pass incomplete left intended for Eddie Kennison (defended by Joe Johnson) 10 13 0 0 0.0
2 3 14 RAM 29 Tony Banks pass incomplete right intended for Isaac Bruce 10 13 0 0 0.0
2 4 14 RAM 29 Mike Horan punts 41 yards, returned by Eric Guliford for 2 yards. Eric Guliford fumbles, recovered by Eric Guliford 10 13 0 0 0.0
2 6:27 1 10 NOR 32 (tackle by Taje Allen and Toby Wright) 10 13 0 0 0.0
2 1 10 NOR 42 -- 10 13 0 0 0.0
2 4:20 1 10 NOR 35 Amp Lee middle for 7 yards (tackle by Wayne Martin and Winfred Tubbs) 10 13 0 0 0.0
2 2 3 NOR 28 Tony Banks pass incomplete left intended for Amp Lee 10 13 0 0 0.0
2 3 3 NOR 28 Tony Banks pass complete right to Isaac Bruce for 6 yards (tackle by Mickey Washington) 10 13 0 0 0.0
2 1 10 NOR 22 Tony Banks pass incomplete left intended for Torrance Small (defended by Alex Molden) 10 13 0 0 0.0
2 2 10 NOR 22 Tony Banks pass incomplete left intended for Isaac Bruce 10 13 0 0 0.0
2 3 10 NOR 22 Tony Banks pass complete right to Eddie Kennison for 14 yards 10 13 0 0 0.0
2 1 8 NOR 8 Timeout #1 by St. Louis Rams 10 13 0 0
2 1 8 NOR 8 Tony Banks sacked by Winfred Tubbs for -8 yards 10 13 0 0 0.0
2 2 16 NOR 16 Tony Banks pass incomplete left intended for David Thompson 10 13 0 0 0.0
2 3 16 NOR 16 Tony Banks pass incomplete middle intended for Isaac Bruce 10 13 0 0 0.0
2 4 16 NOR 16 Jeff Wilkins 34 yard field goal good 13 13 0 0 0.0
2 2:22 RAM 30 Jeff Wilkins kicks off 61 yards, returned by Fred McCrary for 15 yards 13 13 0 0 0.0
2 1 10 NOR 24 13 13 0 0 0.0
2 2 1 NOR 33 13 13 0 0 0.0
2 1 10 NOR 42 13 13 0 0 0.0
2 1 10 RAM 38 Timeout #1 by New Orleans Saints 13 13 0 0
2 1 10 RAM 38 -- 13 13 0 0 0.0
2 1:54 1 10 RAM 17 Tony Banks middle for -1 yards 13 13 0 0 0.0
End of Half131300
Quarter Time Down ToGo Location Detail RAM NOR EPB EPA Win%
3rd Quarter
3 0:45 NOR 30 Doug Brien kicks off 70 yards, returned by David Thompson for 31 yards 13 13 0 0 0.0
3 1 10 RAM 28 David Thompson middle for 6 yards (tackle by Keith Mitchell and Pio Sagapolutele) 13 13 0 0 0.0
3 2 4 RAM 34 David Thompson middle for no gain (tackle by Wayne Martin) 13 13 0 0 0.0
3 3 4 RAM 34 Tony Banks sacked by Wayne Martin for -7 yards 13 13 0 0 0.0
3 4 11 RAM 27 Penalty on Brett Bech: Illegal Block, 10 yards (no play) 13 13 0 0 0.0
3 0:13 1 10 NOR 21 Ray Zellars left for 11 yards (tackle by Toby Wright) 13 13 0 0 0.0
3 1 10 NOR 32 Ray Zellars middle for 1 yard (tackle by Leslie O'Neal) 13 13 0 0 0.0
3 2 9 NOR 33 -- 13 13 0 0 0.0
3 3 9 NOR 33 (tackle by D'Marco Farr) 13 13 0 0 0.0
3 4 3 NOR 39 Mark Royals punts 39 yards, returned by Eddie Kennison for 15 yards (tackle by Sammy Knight) 13 13 0 0 0.0
3 15:00 1 10 RAM 37 David Thompson left for 1 yard (tackle by Winfred Tubbs and Wayne Martin) 13 13 0 0 0.0
3 2 9 RAM 38 David Thompson right for -3 yards (tackle by Jared Tomich) 13 13 0 0 0.0
3 3 12 RAM 35 Tony Banks pass complete left to Torrance Small for 12 yards (tackle by Sammy Knight and Joe Johnson) 13 13 0 0 0.0
3 1 10 RAM 47 Tony Banks sacked by Keith Mitchell and Brady Smith for -3 yards 13 13 0 0 0.0
3 2 13 RAM 44 Tony Banks pass incomplete left intended for David Thompson 13 13 0 0 0.0
3 3 13 RAM 44 Tony Banks pass complete right to Torrance Small for 20 yards (tackle by Mickey Washington) 13 13 0 0 0.0
3 1 10 NOR 36 Tony Banks pass incomplete (defended by Jared Tomich) 13 13 0 0 0.0
3 2 10 NOR 36 David Thompson right for -2 yards (tackle by Jared Tomich and Alex Molden) 13 13 0 0 0.0
3 3 12 NOR 38 Tony Banks pass complete left to Isaac Bruce for 8 yards (tackle by Eric Allen) 13 13 0 0 0.0
3 4 4 NOR 30 Jeff Wilkins 48 yard field goal no good 13 13 0 0 0.0
3 13:05 1 10 NOR 38 -- 13 13 0 0 0.0
3 2 10 NOR 38 (tackle by Mike Jones) 13 13 0 0 0.0
3 3 5 NOR 43 -- 13 13 0 0 0.0
3 4 5 NOR 43 Mark Royals punts 40 yards, returned by Eddie Kennison for 9 yards (tackle by Keith Mitchell) 13 13 0 0 0.0
3 11:00 1 10 RAM 26 Tony Banks pass complete right to Eddie Kennison for 8 yards (tackle by Sammy Knight and Alex Molden) 13 13 0 0 0.0
3 2 2 RAM 34 Craig Heyward right for 5 yards (tackle by Richard Harvey) 13 13 0 0 0.0
3 1 10 RAM 39 Tony Banks pass complete left to Eddie Kennison for 5 yards 13 13 0 0 0.0
3 2 5 RAM 44 13 13 0 0 0.0
3 2 15 RAM 34 Timeout #1 by St. Louis Rams 13 13 0 0
3 2 15 RAM 34 Tony Banks pass incomplete right intended for Aaron Laing 13 13 0 0 0.0
3 3 15 RAM 34 Tony Banks pass incomplete right intended for Jerald Moore 13 13 0 0 0.0
3 4 15 RAM 34 Mike Horan punts 40 yards, returned by Eric Guliford for 15 yards 13 13 0 0 0.0
3 6:20 1 10 RAM 44 -- 13 13 0 0 0.0
3 2 10 RAM 44 (tackle by Ryan McNeil) 13 13 0 0 0.0
3 1 10 RAM 34 -- 13 13 0 0 0.0
3 2 10 RAM 34 -- 13 13 0 0 0.0
3 3 10 RAM 34 , touchdown 13 19 0 0 0.0
3 Doug Brien kicks extra point good 13 20 0 0 0.0
3 5:15 NOR 30 Doug Brien kicks off 67 yards, returned by David Thompson for 14 yards 13 20 0 0 0.0
3 1 10 RAM 17 Tony Banks pass complete right to Craig Heyward for 14 yards (tackle by Chris Hewitt and Winfred Tubbs) 13 20 0 0 0.0
3 1 10 RAM 31 Jerald Moore middle for 7 yards (tackle by Brady Smith) 13 20 0 0 0.0
3 2 3 RAM 38 Jerald Moore right for 4 yards (tackle by Keith Mitchell and Richard Harvey) 13 20 0 0 0.0
Quarter Time Down ToGo Location Detail RAM NOR EPB EPA Win%
4th Quarter
4 2:34 1 10 RAM 42 Tony Banks sacked by Joe Johnson for -12 yards 13 20 0 0 0.0
4 2 22 RAM 30 13 20 0 0 0.0
4 2 27 RAM 25 Tony Banks pass complete right to Jerald Moore for no gain (tackle by Wayne Martin) 13 20 0 0 0.0
4 3 27 RAM 25 Tony Banks sacked by Ernest Dixon and La'Roi Glover for -8 yards 13 20 0 0 0.0
4 4 35 RAM 17 Mike Horan punts 35 yards, returned by Eric Guliford for 8 yards (tackle by Keith Lyle) 13 20 0 0 0.0
4 2:34 1 10 RAM 44 13 20 0 0 0.0
4 1 4 RAM 4 Ray Zellars right for -4 yards (tackle by Kevin Carter) 13 20 0 0 0.0
4 2 8 RAM 8 13 20 0 0 0.0
4 1 1 RAM 1 , touchdown 13 26 0 0 0.0
4 Doug Brien kicks extra point good 13 27 0 0 0.0
4 1:39 NOR 30 Doug Brien kicks off 67 yards, returned by David Thompson for 56 yards 13 27 0 0 0.0
4 1 10 NOR 41 Penalty on Eric Allen: Pass Interference, 38 yards (no play) 13 27 0 0 0.0
4 1 3 NOR 3 Timeout #1 by New Orleans Saints 13 27 0 0
4 1 3 NOR 3 Jerald Moore left for 3 yards, touchdown 19 27 0 0 0.0
4 NOR 2 Timeout #2 by St. Louis Rams 19 27 0 0
4 NOR 2 Jeff Wilkins kicks extra point good 20 27 0 0 0.0
4 12:44 RAM 30 Jeff Wilkins kicks off 69 yards, returned by Eric Guliford for 19 yards 20 27 0 0 0.0
4 1 10 NOR 20 -- 20 27 0 0 0.0
4 2 10 NOR 20 Ray Zellars middle for no gain (tackle by Robert Jones and Leslie O'Neal) 20 27 0 0 0.0
4 3 10 NOR 20 (tackle by Ryan McNeil) 20 27 0 0 0.0
4 1 10 NOR 47 Timeout #2 by New Orleans Saints 20 27 0 0
4 1 10 NOR 47 Penalty on John Farquhar: Holding, 10 yards (no play) 20 27 0 0 0.0
4 1 20 NOR 37 Ray Zellars middle for 2 yards (tackle by Roman Phifer and Jeff Zgonina) 20 27 0 0 0.0
4 2 18 NOR 39 -- 20 27 0 0 0.0
4 3 18 NOR 39 -- 20 27 0 0 0.0
4 4 18 NOR 39 Mark Royals punts 55 yards, returned by Eddie Kennison for 43 yards (tackle by Ernest Dixon) 20 27 0 0 0.0
4 11:34 1 10 RAM 49 Tony Banks pass complete middle to Isaac Bruce for 15 yards (tackle by Chris Hewitt) 20 27 0 0 0.0
4 1 10 NOR 36 Jerald Moore left for 6 yards (tackle by Keith Mitchell and Winfred Tubbs) 20 27 0 0 0.0
4 2 4 NOR 30 Jerald Moore right for no gain (tackle by Wayne Martin) 20 27 0 0 0.0
4 3 4 NOR 30 Tony Banks pass complete left to Isaac Bruce for 30 yards, touchdown 26 27 0 0 0.0
4 Jeff Wilkins kicks extra point good 27 27 0 0 0.0
4 11:10 RAM 30 Jeff Wilkins kicks off 64 yards, returned by Eric Guliford for 17 yards 27 27 0 0 0.0
4 1 10 NOR 23 Timeout #3 by St. Louis Rams 27 27 0 0
4 1 10 NOR 23 -- 27 27 0 0 0.0
4 2 10 NOR 23 -- 27 27 0 0 0.0
4 7:54 1 10 NOR 11 Jerald Moore middle for 2 yards (tackle by Wayne Martin and Chris Hewitt) 27 27 0 0 0.0
4 2 8 NOR 9 Jerald Moore right for 4 yards (tackle by Winfred Tubbs and Chris Hewitt) 27 27 0 0 0.0
4 3 4 NOR 5 Tony Banks pass complete middle to Isaac Bruce for 5 yards, touchdown 33 27 0 0 0.0
4 Jeff Wilkins kicks extra point good 34 27 0 0 0.0
4 5:46 RAM 30 Jeff Wilkins kicks off 70 yards, touchback 34 27 0 0 0.0
4 1 10 NOR 20 34 27 0 0 0.0
4 1 5 NOR 25 -- 34 27 0 0 0.0
4 2 5 NOR 25 34 27 0 0 0.0
4 1 10 NOR 46 -- 34 27 0 0 0.0
4 2 10 NOR 46 -- 34 27 0 0 0.0
4 3 22 NOR 34 34 27 0 0 0.0
4 4 8 NOR 48 -- 34 27 0 0 0.0
4 5:22 1 10 NOR 48 Jerald Moore middle for 2 yards (tackle by Wayne Martin) 34 27 0 0 0.0
4 2 8 NOR 46 Timeout #3 by New Orleans Saints 34 27 0 0
4 2 8 NOR 46 Jerald Moore middle for 3 yards (tackle by Winfred Tubbs) 34 27 0 0 0.0
4 3 5 NOR 43 Craig Heyward middle for 1 yard (tackle by Pio Sagapolutele) 34 27 0 0 0.0
4 4 4 NOR 42 Mike Horan punts 36 yards, returned by Eric Guliford for 11 yards (tackle by Billy Jenkins) 34 27 0 0 0.0
4 3:51 1 10 NOR 17 34 27 0 0 0.0
4 1 5 NOR 22 -- 34 27 0 0 0.0
End of Regulation342700
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).