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Minnesota Vikings 17 at San Francisco 49ers 28

Sunday, December 7, 1997
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Minnesota Vikings (9-7-0)773017
San Francisco 49ers (13-3-0)1477028

Game Info
Stadium 3Com Park
Start Time (ET) 4:00pm
Roof outdoors
Surface grass
Weather 57 degrees relative humidity 91%, wind 14 mph
Vegas Line San Francisco 49ers -7.0
Over/Under 41.0 (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 MIN SFO EPB EPA Win%
1st Quarter
1 15:00 MIN 30 Mitch Berger kicks off 70 yards, touchback 0 0 0 0 69.9
1 1 10 SFO 20 Steve Young pass complete right for 24 yards (tackle by Corey Fuller) 0 0 0 0 69.9
1 1 10 SFO 44 Terry Kirby middle for 1 yard (tackle by Jerry Ball) 0 0 0 0 69.9
1 2 9 SFO 45 Steve Young pass complete left to Terrell Owens for 13 yards (tackle by Jeff Brady) 0 0 0 0 69.9
1 1 10 MIN 42 William Floyd middle for 1 yard (tackle by Ed McDaniel and Jerry Ball) 0 0 0 0 69.9
1 2 9 MIN 41 Terry Kirby right for 2 yards (tackle by Duane Clemons) 0 0 0 0 69.9
1 3 7 MIN 39 Steve Young pass complete right to Brent Jones for 23 yards (tackle by Ron George) 0 0 0 0 69.9
1 1 10 MIN 16 Steve Young pass complete right to Terry Kirby for 16 yards, touchdown 0 6 0 0 83.3
1 Gary Anderson kicks extra point good 0 7 0 0 85.1
1 11:17 SFO 30 Tommy Thompson kicks off 52 yards, returned by Ron George for 10 yards 0 7 0 0 85.1
1 1 10 MIN 28 Penalty on Todd Steussie: False Start, 5 yards (no play) 0 7 0 0 85.1
1 1 15 MIN 23 Robert Smith middle for 2 yards (tackle by Bryant Young) 0 7 0 0 85.1
1 2 13 MIN 25 Leroy Hoard right for 10 yards (tackle by Tim McDonald and Lee Woodall) 0 7 0 0 85.1
1 3 3 MIN 35 Randall Cunningham pass incomplete right intended for Jake Reed 0 7 0 0 85.1
1 4 3 MIN 35 Mitch Berger punts 33 yards, returned by Iheanyi Uwaezuoke for 23 yards (tackle by Torrian Gray) 0 7 0 0 85.1
1 9:31 1 10 MIN 45 Steve Young pass incomplete left 0 7 0 0 85.1
1 2 10 MIN 45 Terry Kirby right for no gain (tackle by Duane Clemons) 0 7 0 0 85.1
1 3 10 MIN 45 Steve Young right for 9 yards (tackle by Corey Fuller) 0 7 0 0 85.1
1 4 1 MIN 36 Timeout #1 by San Francisco 49ers 0 7 0 0
1 4 1 MIN 36 Steve Young middle for 2 yards (tackle by Jerry Ball) 0 7 0 0 85.1
1 1 10 MIN 34 Terry Kirby left for 6 yards (tackle by Dixon Edwards). Terry Kirby fumbles 0 7 0 0 85.1
1 2 2 MIN 26 Steve Young pass complete right to Chuck Levy for 3 yards (tackle by Ed McDaniel) 0 7 0 0 85.1
1 1 10 MIN 23 Terry Kirby middle for 1 yard (tackle by Ed McDaniel) 0 7 0 0 85.1
1 2 9 MIN 22 Steve Young pass complete left to William Floyd for 8 yards (tackle by Ed McDaniel) 0 7 0 0 85.1
1 3 1 MIN 14 Steve Young pass complete left to Chad Fann for 13 yards (tackle by Dixon Edwards) 0 7 0 0 85.1
1 1 1 MIN 1 William Floyd left for 1 yard, touchdown 0 13 0 0 93.4
1 Gary Anderson kicks extra point good 0 14 0 0 94.4
1 3:51 SFO 30 Tommy Thompson kicks off 59 yards, returned by David Palmer for 18 yards. Penalty on Marc Edwards: Face Mask, 15 yards 0 14 0 0 94.8
1 1 10 MIN 44 Randall Cunningham pass complete middle to Andrew Glover for 17 yards (tackle by Tim McDonald). Penalty on Greg DeLong: False Start, 5 yards (no play) 0 14 0 0 94.8
1 1 15 SFO 44 Randall Cunningham pass complete right to Andrew Glover for 6 yards (tackle by Kevin Greene) 0 14 0 0 94.8
1 2 9 SFO 38 Timeout #2 by San Francisco 49ers 0 14 0 0
1 2 9 SFO 38 Leroy Hoard right for 11 yards (tackle by Ken Norton) 0 14 0 0 94.8
1 1 10 SFO 27 Randall Cunningham pass complete left to Jake Reed for 16 yards (tackle by Marquez Pope) 0 14 0 0 94.8
1 1 10 SFO 11 Leroy Hoard middle for 1 yard (tackle by Tim McDonald) 0 14 0 0 94.8
1 2 9 SFO 10 Randall Cunningham pass complete right to Cris Carter for 10 yards, touchdown 6 14 0 0 87.0
1 Eddie Murray kicks extra point good 7 14 0 0 85.2
1 0:12 MIN 30 Mitch Berger kicks off 60 yards, returned by Chuck Levy for 20 yards 7 14 0 0 85.3
1 1 10 SFO 30 Steve Young pass complete left for 7 yards (tackle by Dewayne Washington) 7 14 0 0 85.3
Quarter Time Down ToGo Location Detail MIN SFO EPB EPA Win%
2nd Quarter
2 0:12 2 3 SFO 37 Terry Kirby middle for 5 yards (tackle by Jason Fisk) 7 14 0 0 86.5
2 1 10 SFO 42 Steve Young pass complete right to Terrell Owens for 6 yards (tackle by Corey Fuller) 7 14 0 0 86.5
2 2 4 SFO 48 William Floyd middle for 5 yards (tackle by Jeff Brady) 7 14 0 0 86.5
2 1 10 MIN 47 Steve Young pass complete left for 26 yards (tackle by Dewayne Washington) 7 14 0 0 86.5
2 1 10 MIN 21 Steve Young pass complete left to Terrell Owens for 21 yards, touchdown 7 20 0 0 95.8
2 Gary Anderson kicks extra point good 7 21 0 0 96.7
2 12:21 SFO 30 Tommy Thompson kicks off 62 yards, returned by David Palmer for 1 yard 7 21 0 0 95.3
2 1 10 MIN 9 Robert Smith middle for 2 yards (tackle by Dana Stubblefield) 7 21 0 0 95.3
2 2 8 MIN 11 Randall Cunningham pass complete right to Robert Smith for 5 yards (tackle by Rod Woodson) 7 21 0 0 95.3
2 3 3 MIN 16 Randall Cunningham sacked by Kevin Greene for 0 yards 7 21 0 0 95.3
2 4 3 MIN 16 Penalty on Kevin Mitchell: Running into Kicker, 15 yards (no play) 7 21 0 0 95.3
2 1 10 MIN 31 Robert Smith left for 3 yards (tackle by Dana Stubblefield) 7 21 0 0 95.3
2 2 7 MIN 34 Randall Cunningham pass complete left to Robert Smith for 3 yards (tackle by Marquez Pope) 7 21 0 0 95.3
2 3 4 MIN 37 Randall Cunningham pass complete right to Matthew Hatchette for 6 yards (tackle by Tyronne Drakeford) 7 21 0 0 95.3
2 1 10 MIN 43 Robert Smith middle for 5 yards (tackle by Gary Plummer and Roy Barker) 7 21 0 0 95.3
2 2 5 MIN 48 Robert Smith middle for 1 yard (tackle by Ken Norton and Gary Plummer) 7 21 0 0 95.3
2 3 4 MIN 49 Randall Cunningham left for 13 yards (tackle by Marquez Pope and Ken Norton) 7 21 0 0 95.3
2 1 10 SFO 38 -- 7 21 0 0 95.3
2 2 7 SFO 35 Leroy Hoard right for no gain (tackle by Lee Woodall) 7 21 0 0 95.3
2 3 7 SFO 35 Randall Cunningham pass complete right to David Palmer for 12 yards. Penalty on Everett Lindsay: Illegal Use of Hands, 10 yards 7 21 0 0 95.3
2 3 5 SFO 33 Timeout #1 by Minnesota Vikings 7 21 0 0
2 3 5 SFO 33 Leroy Hoard right for 10 yards (tackle by Tim McDonald) 7 21 0 0 95.3
2 1 10 SFO 23 Robert Smith right for 1 yard (tackle by Gary Plummer) 7 21 0 0 95.3
2 2 9 SFO 22 Randall Cunningham pass complete left to Cris Carter for 22 yards, touchdown 13 21 0 0 87.4
2 Eddie Murray kicks extra point good 14 21 0 0 85.4
2 MIN 30 (no play) 14 21 0 0 85.4
2 3:46 MIN 25 Mitch Berger kicks off 63 yards, returned by Chuck Levy for 22 yards 14 21 0 0 86.1
2 1 10 SFO 34 Steve Young pass incomplete left intended for Terrell Owens 14 21 0 0 86.1
2 2 10 SFO 34 Terry Kirby middle for 5 yards (tackle by Dixon Edwards) 14 21 0 0 86.1
2 3 5 SFO 39 Steve Young left for 6 yards (tackle by Dwayne Rudd) 14 21 0 0 86.1
2 1 10 SFO 45 Steve Young sacked by Duane Clemons for -2 yards 14 21 0 0 86.1
2 2 12 SFO 43 Steve Young pass complete left to Terrell Owens for 18 yards (tackle by Ron George) 14 21 0 0 86.1
2 1 10 MIN 39 14 21 0 0 86.1
2 1 15 MIN 44 Steve Young sacked by Jason Fisk for -8 yards 14 21 0 0 86.1
2 2 23 SFO 48 Timeout #3 by San Francisco 49ers 14 21 0 0
2 2 23 SFO 48 Steve Young pass complete left to Terrell Owens for 11 yards (tackle by Torrian Gray) 14 21 0 0 86.1
2 3 12 MIN 41 Steve Young right for 5 yards (tackle by Robert Griffith). Penalty on Robert Griffith: Unnecessary Roughness, 15 yards 14 21 0 0 86.1
2 1 10 MIN 21 Steve Young pass incomplete right intended for Terry Kirby 14 21 0 0 86.1
2 2 10 MIN 21 Steve Young right for 2 yards (tackle by John Randle) 14 21 0 0 86.1
2 3 8 MIN 19 Steve Young pass incomplete right 14 21 0 0 86.1
2 4 8 MIN 19 Gary Anderson 37 yard field goal no good, blocked, recovered by Dewayne Washington 14 21 0 0 86.1
2 0:46 1 10 MIN 28 Randall Cunningham pass incomplete left intended for Andrew Glover 14 21 0 0 86.4
2 2 10 MIN 28 Randall Cunningham pass complete right to David Palmer for 7 yards (tackle by Ken Norton) 14 21 0 0 86.4
2 3 3 MIN 35 Timeout #2 by Minnesota Vikings 14 21 0 0
2 3 3 MIN 35 Randall Cunningham pass complete middle to Andrew Glover for 6 yards (tackle by Ken Norton and Tim McDonald) 14 21 0 0 86.4
2 1 10 MIN 41 Randall Cunningham pass incomplete 14 21 0 0 86.4
2 2 10 MIN 41 Randall Cunningham pass incomplete left intended for Cris Carter (defended by Merton Hanks) 14 21 0 0 86.4
2 3 10 MIN 41 Randall Cunningham pass incomplete left intended for Cris Carter (defended by Zack Bronson). Penalty on Zack Bronson: Unnecessary Roughness, 15 yards 14 21 0 0 86.4
2 1 10 SFO 44 Randall Cunningham left for 8 yards (tackle by Ken Norton) 14 21 0 0 86.4
End of Half142100
Quarter Time Down ToGo Location Detail MIN SFO EPB EPA Win%
3rd Quarter
3 15:00 SFO 30 Tommy Thompson kicks off 65 yards, returned by David Palmer for 12 yards 14 21 0 0 86.5
3 1 10 MIN 17 -- 14 21 0 0 86.5
3 1 10 MIN 27 Robert Smith middle for 19 yards (tackle by Tim McDonald) 14 21 0 0 86.5
3 1 10 MIN 46 Randall Cunningham pass complete right to Jake Reed for 11 yards (tackle by Rod Woodson) 14 21 0 0 86.5
3 1 10 SFO 43 Randall Cunningham pass complete left for 3 yards (tackle by Marquez Pope) 14 21 0 0 86.5
3 2 7 SFO 40 Leroy Hoard left for -1 yards (tackle by Marquez Pope) 14 21 0 0 86.5
3 3 8 SFO 41 Randall Cunningham pass incomplete right intended for David Palmer 14 21 0 0 86.5
3 4 8 SFO 41 Mitch Berger punts 32 yards 14 21 0 0 86.5
3 11:26 1 10 SFO 9 Steve Young pass complete left to Chad Fann for 15 yards (tackle by Dewayne Washington and Orlando Thomas) 14 21 0 0 87.0
3 1 10 SFO 24 Terry Kirby middle for 6 yards (tackle by Duane Clemons) 14 21 0 0 87.0
3 2 4 SFO 30 Steve Young pass complete left to Terrell Owens for 5 yards (tackle by Dewayne Washington) 14 21 0 0 87.0
3 1 10 SFO 35 Terry Kirby left for 4 yards (tackle by Dixon Edwards) 14 21 0 0 87.0
3 2 6 SFO 39 Penalty on Jerry Ball: Encroachment, 5 yards (no play) 14 21 0 0 87.0
3 2 1 SFO 44 Terry Kirby middle for no gain (tackle by Stalin Colinet) 14 21 0 0 87.0
3 3 1 SFO 44 William Floyd right for 10 yards (tackle by Pete Bercich and Orlando Thomas) 14 21 0 0 87.0
3 1 10 MIN 46 Steve Young pass complete left to William Floyd for 11 yards (tackle by Robert Griffith) 14 21 0 0 87.0
3 1 10 MIN 35 Steve Young pass complete left to William Floyd for 30 yards (tackle by Orlando Thomas) 14 21 0 0 87.0
3 1 5 MIN 5 William Floyd middle for 1 yard (tackle by Stalin Colinet) 14 21 0 0 87.0
3 2 4 MIN 4 Steve Young right for 4 yards, touchdown 14 27 0 0 96.4
3 Gary Anderson kicks extra point good 14 28 0 0 97.2
3 5:18 SFO 30 Tommy Thompson kicks off 64 yards, returned by David Palmer for 20 yards 14 28 0 0 98.2
3 1 10 MIN 26 Randall Cunningham pass complete left for 12 yards (tackle by Marquez Pope) 14 28 0 0 98.2
3 1 10 MIN 38 Leroy Hoard left for 7 yards (tackle by Tim McDonald and Ken Norton) 14 28 0 0 98.2
3 2 3 MIN 45 Robert Smith middle for 7 yards (tackle by Lee Woodall and Ken Norton) 14 28 0 0 98.2
3 1 10 SFO 48 Randall Cunningham pass incomplete left intended for Cris Carter (defended by Rod Woodson) 14 28 0 0 98.2
3 2 10 SFO 48 Randall Cunningham middle for 3 yards (tackle by Ken Norton) 14 28 0 0 98.2
3 3 7 SFO 45 Penalty on Rod Woodson: Holding, 5 yards (no play) 14 28 0 0 98.2
3 1 10 SFO 40 Randall Cunningham pass incomplete right intended for Cris Carter 14 28 0 0 98.2
3 2 10 SFO 40 Robert Smith left for 19 yards (tackle by Merton Hanks) 14 28 0 0 98.2
3 1 10 SFO 21 Leroy Hoard left for -3 yards (tackle by Bryant Young) 14 28 0 0 98.2
3 2 13 SFO 24 Randall Cunningham pass incomplete right intended for Cris Carter (defended by Tyronne Drakeford) 14 28 0 0 98.2
3 3 13 SFO 24 Randall Cunningham pass incomplete middle intended for Andrew Glover 14 28 0 0 98.2
3 4 13 SFO 24 Eddie Murray 42 yard field goal good 17 28 0 0 95.6
3 0:21 MIN 30 Mitch Berger kicks off 50 yards, returned by Marc Edwards for 30 yards 17 28 0 0 97.0
3 1 10 SFO 50 William Floyd left for 4 yards (tackle by Robert Griffith) 17 28 0 0 97.0
Quarter Time Down ToGo Location Detail MIN SFO EPB EPA Win%
4th Quarter
4 0:21 2 6 MIN 46 Steve Young middle for 1 yard (tackle by Stalin Colinet and Ed McDaniel) 17 28 0 0 100.0
4 3 5 MIN 45 Steve Young pass complete left for 8 yards (tackle by Dewayne Washington) 17 28 0 0 100.0
4 1 10 MIN 37 William Floyd left for no gain (tackle by Stalin Colinet and Jason Fisk) 17 28 0 0 100.0
4 2 10 MIN 37 Terry Kirby right for no gain (tackle by Stalin Colinet) 17 28 0 0 100.0
4 3 10 MIN 37 Steve Young middle for 4 yards (tackle by Derrick Alexander) 17 28 0 0 100.0
4 4 6 MIN 33 Gary Anderson 51 yard field goal no good 17 28 0 0 100.0
4 11:26 1 10 MIN 41 Robert Smith left for 4 yards (tackle by Bryant Young) 17 28 0 0 98.2
4 2 6 MIN 45 Randall Cunningham left for -6 yards (tackle by Chris Doleman). Randall Cunningham fumbles, recovered by Chris Doleman 17 28 0 0 98.2
4 10:44 1 10 MIN 39 Steve Young pass incomplete right intended for Chuck Levy 17 28 0 0 98.4
4 2 10 MIN 39 Terry Kirby right for 3 yards (tackle by Pete Bercich) 17 28 0 0 98.4
4 3 7 MIN 36 Timeout #1 by Minnesota Vikings 17 28 0 0
4 3 7 MIN 36 Steve Young pass complete middle for 6 yards (tackle by Ron George) 17 28 0 0 98.4
4 4 1 MIN 30 Terry Kirby middle for no gain (tackle by John Randle and Derrick Alexander) 17 28 0 0 98.4
4 9:09 1 10 MIN 30 Randall Cunningham pass incomplete right 17 28 0 0 98.9
4 2 10 MIN 30 Randall Cunningham pass complete right to Jake Reed for 31 yards (tackle by Rod Woodson) 17 28 0 0 98.9
4 1 10 SFO 39 -- 17 28 0 0 98.9
4 2 8 SFO 37 Randall Cunningham pass incomplete right intended for Andrew Glover 17 28 0 0 98.9
4 3 8 SFO 37 Randall Cunningham sacked by Chris Doleman for -4 yards. Randall Cunningham fumbles, recovered by Randall Cunningham 17 28 0 0 98.9
4 4 12 SFO 41 Mitch Berger punts 41 yards, touchback 17 28 0 0 98.9
4 7:16 1 10 SFO 20 William Floyd right for -1 yards (tackle by Ron George) 17 28 0 0 99.4
4 2 11 SFO 19 Steve Young pass complete left for 16 yards 17 28 0 0 99.4
4 1 10 SFO 50 Terry Kirby middle for no gain (tackle by John Randle) 17 28 0 0 99.4
4 2 10 SFO 50 Terry Kirby right for 5 yards (tackle by Corey Fuller) 17 28 0 0 99.4
4 3 5 MIN 45 Terry Kirby left for 3 yards (tackle by Pete Bercich) 17 28 0 0 99.4
4 4 2 MIN 42 Tommy Thompson punts 33 yards 17 28 0 0 99.4
4 3:51 1 10 MIN 9 Robert Smith right for 6 yards (tackle by Lee Woodall) 17 28 0 0 100.0
4 2 4 MIN 15 Randall Cunningham sacked by Chris Doleman for -6 yards 17 28 0 0 100.0
4 3 10 MIN 9 Randall Cunningham pass incomplete left intended for Cris Carter (defended by Rod Woodson) 17 28 0 0 100.0
4 4 10 MIN 9 Mitch Berger punts 34 yards, returned by Iheanyi Uwaezuoke for 3 yards (tackle by Harold Morrow) 17 28 0 0 100.0
4 2:31 1 10 MIN 40 Terry Kirby right for -2 yards (tackle by Ron George) 17 28 0 0 100.0
4 2 12 MIN 42 Timeout #2 by Minnesota Vikings 17 28 0 0
4 2 12 MIN 42 William Floyd middle for 2 yards (tackle by John Randle) 17 28 0 0 100.0
4 3 10 MIN 40 William Floyd left for 5 yards (tackle by Dewayne Washington and Derrick Alexander) 17 28 0 0 100.0
4 4 5 MIN 35 Tommy Thompson punts 31 yards 17 28 0 0 100.0
4 1:49 1 10 MIN 4 Randall Cunningham pass complete left to Cris Carter for 11 yards (tackle by Marquez Pope) 17 28 0 0 100.0
4 1 10 MIN 15 Randall Cunningham sacked by Kevin Greene and Chris Doleman for -7 yards 17 28 0 0 100.0
4 2 17 MIN 8 Randall Cunningham pass incomplete right intended for Andrew Glover 17 28 0 0 100.0
4 3 17 MIN 8 Randall Cunningham pass incomplete intended for Matthew Hatchette is intercepted by Tyronne Drakeford 17 28 0 0 100.0
4 0:54 1 10 MIN 45 Steve Young middle for -1 yards 17 28 0 0 100.0
4 2 11 MIN 46 Steve Young middle for -1 yards 17 28 0 0 100.0
End of Regulation172800
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).