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Detroit Lions 14 at Minnesota Vikings 13

Sunday, December 14, 1997
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Detroit Lions (9-7-0)070714
Minnesota Vikings (9-7-0)760013

Game Info
Stadium Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome
Start Time (ET) 1:00pm
Roof dome
Surface astroturf
Vegas Line Minnesota Vikings -2.5
Over/Under 46.0 (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 DET MIN EPB EPA Win%
1st Quarter
1 15:00 DET 30 Jason Hanson kicks off 69 yards, returned by David Palmer for 15 yards 0 0 0 0 0.0
1 1 10 MIN 16 Robert Smith middle for 3 yards (tackle by Mike Wells and Robert Porcher) 0 0 0 0 0.0
1 2 7 MIN 19 Robert Smith middle for 5 yards (tackle by Stephen Boyd and Luther Elliss) 0 0 0 0 0.0
1 3 2 MIN 24 Leroy Hoard middle for 9 yards (tackle by Tracy Scroggins) 0 0 0 0 0.0
1 1 10 MIN 33 Robert Smith middle for 3 yards (tackle by Stephen Boyd) 0 0 0 0 0.0
1 2 7 MIN 36 Randall Cunningham pass complete right to David Palmer for 2 yards (tackle by Antonio London and Greg Jeffries) 0 0 0 0 0.0
1 3 5 MIN 38 Randall Cunningham pass complete right to David Palmer for 9 yards (tackle by Mark Carrier) 0 0 0 0 0.0
1 1 10 MIN 47 Randall Cunningham pass complete left to Cris Carter for 8 yards (tackle by Kevin Abrams) 0 0 0 0 0.0
1 2 2 DET 45 Penalty on Everett Lindsay: Holding, 10 yards (no play) 0 0 0 0 0.0
1 2 12 MIN 45 Randall Cunningham pass complete left to Robert Smith for 16 yards (tackle by Kevin Abrams) 0 0 0 0 0.0
1 1 10 DET 39 Robert Smith left for 6 yards (tackle by Kevin Abrams) 0 0 0 0 0.0
1 2 4 DET 33 Robert Smith left for 1 yard (tackle by Ron Rice) 0 0 0 0 0.0
1 3 3 DET 32 David Palmer left for -3 yards (tackle by Reggie Brown) 0 0 0 0 0.0
1 4 6 DET 35 Mitch Berger punts 27 yards 0 0 0 0 0.0
1 6:59 1 10 DET 8 Barry Sanders left for 1 yard (tackle by Stalin Colinet) 0 0 0 0 0.0
1 2 9 DET 9 Scott Mitchell pass incomplete left intended for Herman Moore 0 0 0 0 0.0
1 3 9 DET 9 Scott Mitchell pass incomplete middle intended for Herman Moore 0 0 0 0 0.0
1 4 9 DET 9 John Jett punts 34 yards 0 0 0 0 0.0
1 6:10 1 10 DET 43 Randall Cunningham pass complete left to Jake Reed for 9 yards (tackle by Kevin Abrams and Mark Carrier) 0 0 0 0 0.0
1 2 1 DET 34 Robert Smith right for 5 yards (tackle by Stephen Boyd and Robert Porcher) 0 0 0 0 0.0
1 1 10 DET 29 Randall Cunningham right for 7 yards (tackle by Stephen Boyd) 0 0 0 0 0.0
1 2 3 DET 22 Robert Smith right for 22 yards, touchdown 0 6 0 0 0.0
1 Eddie Murray kicks extra point good 0 7 0 0 0.0
1 4:22 MIN 30 Eddie Murray kicks off 57 yards, returned by Glyn Milburn for 32 yards 0 7 0 0 0.0
1 1 10 DET 45 Scott Mitchell pass complete right to Herman Moore for 9 yards (tackle by Robert Griffith) 0 7 0 0 0.0
1 2 1 MIN 46 Barry Sanders left for -1 yards (tackle by John Randle) 0 7 0 0 0.0
1 3 2 MIN 47 Penalty on Ray Roberts: False Start, 5 yards (no play) 0 7 0 0 0.0
1 3 7 DET 48 Scott Mitchell pass complete right to Tommie Boyd for 20 yards (tackle by Orlando Thomas) 0 7 0 0 0.0
1 1 10 MIN 32 Barry Sanders left for -2 yards (tackle by Jerry Ball) 0 7 0 0 0.0
1 2 12 MIN 34 Scott Mitchell pass complete right to Johnnie Morton for 19 yards 0 7 0 0 0.0
1 1 10 MIN 15 Barry Sanders right for -1 yards (tackle by Corey Fuller) 0 7 0 0 0.0
1 2 11 MIN 16 Scott Mitchell pass complete left to Johnnie Morton for 4 yards (tackle by Torrian Gray) 0 7 0 0 0.0
1 3 7 MIN 12 Frank Reich pass complete middle to Barry Sanders for 11 yards (tackle by Corey Fuller) 0 7 0 0 0.0
Quarter Time Down ToGo Location Detail DET MIN EPB EPA Win%
2nd Quarter
2 4:22 1 1 MIN 1 Tommy Vardell middle for no gain (tackle by Robert Griffith) 0 7 0 0 0.0
2 2 1 MIN 1 Scott Mitchell pass complete left to Cory Schlesinger for 1 yard, touchdown 6 7 0 0 0.0
2 MIN 2 Penalty on Luther Elliss: False Start, 5 yards (no play) 6 7 0 0 0.0
2 MIN 7 Jason Hanson kicks extra point good 7 7 0 0 0.0
2 14:22 DET 30 Jason Hanson kicks off 65 yards, returned by David Palmer for 19 yards 7 7 0 0 0.0
2 1 10 MIN 24 Robert Smith left for 15 yards (tackle by Stephen Boyd and Kevin Abrams) 7 7 0 0 0.0
2 1 10 MIN 39 Robert Smith middle for 3 yards (tackle by Stephen Boyd and Robert Porcher) 7 7 0 0 0.0
2 2 7 MIN 42 Randall Cunningham right for 28 yards 7 7 0 0 0.0
2 1 10 DET 30 Randall Cunningham pass complete left to Andrew Glover for 19 yards (tackle by Stephen Boyd) 7 7 0 0 0.0
2 1 10 DET 11 -- 7 7 0 0 0.0
2 2 4 DET 5 Randall Cunningham pass incomplete right intended for Jake Reed 7 7 0 0 0.0
2 3 4 DET 5 Randall Cunningham left for 2 yards (tackle by Reggie Brown) 7 7 0 0 0.0
2 4 2 DET 3 Eddie Murray 21 yard field goal good 7 10 0 0 0.0
2 MIN 30 Penalty on Ron George: Offside, 5 yards (no play) 7 10 0 0 0.0
2 10:08 MIN 25 Mitch Berger kicks off 75 yards. Penalty on Scott Kowalkowski: Holding, 10 yards 7 10 0 0 0.0
2 1 10 DET 19 Scott Mitchell pass complete right to Herman Moore for 5 yards (tackle by Corey Fuller) 7 10 0 0 0.0
2 2 5 DET 24 Barry Sanders middle for -1 yards (tackle by Dwayne Rudd and Jerry Ball) 7 10 0 0 0.0
2 3 6 DET 23 Scott Mitchell pass incomplete middle intended for Tommy Vardell 7 10 0 0 0.0
2 4 6 DET 23 John Jett punts 42 yards 7 10 0 0 0.0
2 8:16 1 10 MIN 35 -- 7 10 0 0 0.0
2 2 6 MIN 39 Randall Cunningham right for 22 yards (tackle by Mike Wells and Reggie Brown) 7 10 0 0 0.0
2 1 10 DET 39 Robert Smith left for 4 yards (tackle by Kevin Abrams) 7 10 0 0 0.0
2 2 6 DET 35 Robert Smith middle for 11 yards (tackle by Mark Carrier) 7 10 0 0 0.0
2 1 10 DET 24 -- 7 10 0 0 0.0
2 2 3 DET 17 Leroy Hoard right for 3 yards (tackle by Tracy Scroggins) 7 10 0 0 0.0
2 1 10 DET 14 Robert Smith right for 2 yards (tackle by Reggie Brown) 7 10 0 0 0.0
2 2 8 DET 12 -- 7 10 0 0 0.0
2 3 6 DET 10 Randall Cunningham pass complete right to David Palmer for no gain (tackle by Reggie Brown) 7 10 0 0 0.0
2 4 6 DET 10 Eddie Murray 28 yard field goal good 7 13 0 0 0.0
2 2:26 MIN 30 Mitch Berger kicks off 70 yards, touchback 7 13 0 0 0.0
2 1 10 DET 20 Scott Mitchell pass incomplete left intended for Tommie Boyd (defended by Dewayne Washington) 7 13 0 0 0.0
2 2 10 DET 20 Barry Sanders right for no gain (tackle by Corey Fuller and Dwayne Rudd) 7 13 0 0 0.0
2 3 10 DET 20 Scott Mitchell pass incomplete right intended for David Sloan (defended by Torrian Gray) 7 13 0 0 0.0
2 4 10 DET 20 John Jett punts 34 yards, returned by David Palmer for 22 yards 7 13 0 0 0.0
2 1:46 1 10 DET 32 Leroy Hoard right for 3 yards (tackle by Robert Porcher) 7 13 0 0 0.0
2 2 7 DET 29 Timeout #1 by Minnesota Vikings 7 13 0 0
2 2 7 DET 29 Randall Cunningham pass incomplete left intended for David Palmer 7 13 0 0 0.0
2 3 7 DET 29 Randall Cunningham sacked by Greg Jeffries for -19 yards. Randall Cunningham fumbles, recovered by Randall Cunningham 7 13 0 0 0.0
2 4 26 DET 48 Mitch Berger punts 40 yards. Penalty on Daryl Porter: Holding, 4 yards 7 13 0 0 0.0
2 1:06 1 10 DET 4 Barry Sanders middle for 6 yards (tackle by Torrian Gray) 7 13 0 0 0.0
2 2 4 DET 10 Scott Mitchell pass complete left to Barry Sanders for 3 yards (tackle by Dwayne Rudd) 7 13 0 0 0.0
2 3 1 DET 13 Barry Sanders right for 28 yards (tackle by Orlando Thomas) 7 13 0 0 0.0
2 1 10 DET 41 Scott Mitchell pass incomplete right intended for David Sloan 7 13 0 0 0.0
2 2 10 DET 41 Scott Mitchell pass complete left to Herman Moore for 28 yards (tackle by Leonard Wheeler) 7 13 0 0 0.0
2 1 10 MIN 31 Timeout #1 by Detroit Lions 7 13 0 0
2 1 10 MIN 31 Jason Hanson 50 yard field goal no good 7 13 0 0 0.0
End of Half71300
Quarter Time Down ToGo Location Detail DET MIN EPB EPA Win%
3rd Quarter
3 15:00 MIN 30 Mitch Berger kicks off 67 yards, returned by Glyn Milburn for 21 yards 7 13 0 0 0.0
3 1 10 DET 24 Scott Mitchell pass complete right to Johnnie Morton for 11 yards (tackle by Corey Fuller) 7 13 0 0 0.0
3 1 10 DET 35 Barry Sanders right for 7 yards (tackle by Dixon Edwards) 7 13 0 0 0.0
3 2 3 DET 42 Barry Sanders left for 2 yards (tackle by Jerry Ball) 7 13 0 0 0.0
3 3 1 DET 44 Scott Mitchell middle for 1 yard 7 13 0 0 0.0
3 1 10 DET 45 Scott Mitchell sacked by John Randle for -10 yards 7 13 0 0 0.0
3 2 20 DET 35 Barry Sanders middle for 60 yards (tackle by Corey Fuller) 7 13 0 0 0.0
3 1 5 MIN 5 Ron Rivers right for -2 yards (tackle by Ed McDaniel) 7 13 0 0 0.0
3 2 7 MIN 7 Scott Mitchell middle for 6 yards (tackle by Dwayne Rudd) 7 13 0 0 0.0
3 3 1 MIN 1 Scott Mitchell pass incomplete right intended for Johnnie Morton 7 13 0 0 0.0
3 4 1 MIN 1 Barry Sanders left for -1 yards (tackle by Tony Williams and Dwayne Rudd) 7 13 0 0 0.0
3 9:37 1 10 MIN 3 Randall Cunningham pass complete right to Robert Smith for 4 yards (tackle by Stephen Boyd) 7 13 0 0 0.0
3 2 6 MIN 7 Randall Cunningham pass complete right to Jake Reed for 10 yards (tackle by Bryant Westbrook) 7 13 0 0 0.0
3 1 10 MIN 17 Robert Smith right for 2 yards (tackle by Stephen Boyd and Reggie Brown) 7 13 0 0 0.0
3 2 8 MIN 19 Robert Smith left for 1 yard (tackle by Stephen Boyd and Mike Wells) 7 13 0 0 0.0
3 3 7 MIN 20 Randall Cunningham pass incomplete middle intended for David Palmer 7 13 0 0 0.0
3 4 7 MIN 20 Mitch Berger punts 62 yards, returned by Glyn Milburn for 7 yards (tackle by Duane Butler) 7 13 0 0 0.0
3 6:50 1 10 DET 25 Scott Mitchell pass complete left to Tommy Vardell for 11 yards (tackle by Dixon Edwards) 7 13 0 0 0.0
3 1 10 DET 36 Scott Mitchell pass complete left to Tommy Vardell for 25 yards (tackle by Ed McDaniel) 7 13 0 0 0.0
3 1 10 MIN 39 Penalty on Jeff Hartings: Holding, 10 yards (no play) 7 13 0 0 0.0
3 1 20 MIN 49 Scott Mitchell pass complete left to Johnnie Morton for 32 yards (tackle by Torrian Gray and Dewayne Washington) 7 13 0 0 0.0
3 1 10 MIN 17 Penalty on Jeff Hartings: Illegal Touch, 5 yards (no play) 7 13 0 0 0.0
3 1 15 MIN 22 Barry Sanders right for 2 yards (tackle by Corey Fuller) 7 13 0 0 0.0
3 2 13 MIN 20 Scott Mitchell pass incomplete right intended for Herman Moore 7 13 0 0 0.0
3 3 13 MIN 20 Scott Mitchell pass incomplete left intended for Herman Moore 7 13 0 0 0.0
3 4 13 MIN 20 Jason Hanson 38 yard field goal no good 7 13 0 0 0.0
3 3:48 1 10 MIN 28 Robert Smith middle for 7 yards (tackle by Mike Wells) 7 13 0 0 0.0
3 2 3 MIN 35 David Palmer right for 10 yards (tackle by Tracy Scroggins) 7 13 0 0 0.0
3 1 10 MIN 45 Robert Smith middle for 1 yard (tackle by Mike Wells) 7 13 0 0 0.0
3 2 9 MIN 46 Randall Cunningham pass incomplete right intended for Jake Reed 7 13 0 0 0.0
3 3 9 MIN 46 Randall Cunningham sacked by Robert Bailey for -15 yards. Randall Cunningham fumbles 7 13 0 0 0.0
3 4 24 MIN 31 Mitch Berger punts 41 yards, returned by Glyn Milburn for 17 yards 7 13 0 0 0.0
3 1:04 1 10 DET 45 Barry Sanders middle for no gain (tackle by Dwayne Rudd and Jerry Ball) 7 13 0 0 0.0
3 2 10 DET 45 Johnnie Morton right for 4 yards (tackle by Corey Fuller) 7 13 0 0 0.0
3 3 6 DET 49 Scott Mitchell pass incomplete right intended for Herman Moore 7 13 0 0 0.0
Quarter Time Down ToGo Location Detail DET MIN EPB EPA Win%
4th Quarter
4 1:04 4 6 DET 49 Penalty on Daryl Porter: False Start, 5 yards (no play) 7 13 0 0 0.0
4 4 11 DET 44 John Jett punts 32 yards 7 13 0 0 0.0
4 14:53 1 10 MIN 24 Randall Cunningham pass incomplete left intended for Cris Carter 7 13 0 0 0.0
4 2 10 MIN 24 Randall Cunningham right for 4 yards (tackle by Reggie Brown) 7 13 0 0 0.0
4 3 6 MIN 28 Timeout #1 by Minnesota Vikings 7 13 0 0
4 3 6 MIN 28 Randall Cunningham pass incomplete right intended for Tony Bland 7 13 0 0 0.0
4 4 6 MIN 28 Mitch Berger punts 40 yards, returned by Glyn Milburn for 14 yards (tackle by Duane Butler) 7 13 0 0 0.0
4 14:03 1 10 DET 46 Barry Sanders right for 1 yard (tackle by Jerry Ball) 7 13 0 0 0.0
4 2 9 DET 47 Barry Sanders middle for -2 yards (tackle by Jerry Ball) 7 13 0 0 0.0
4 3 11 DET 45 Scott Mitchell sacked by John Randle for -5 yards 7 13 0 0 0.0
4 4 16 DET 40 John Jett punts 33 yards, returned by David Palmer for 9 yards (tackle by Matt Russell) 7 13 0 0 0.0
4 12:30 1 10 MIN 36 -- 7 13 0 0 0.0
4 2 6 MIN 40 Randall Cunningham pass incomplete middle intended for Andrew Glover 7 13 0 0 0.0
4 3 6 MIN 40 7 13 0 0 0.0
4 3 11 MIN 35 Randall Cunningham left for 8 yards (tackle by Mark Carrier) 7 13 0 0 0.0
4 4 3 MIN 43 Mitch Berger punts 48 yards 7 13 0 0 0.0
4 10:56 1 10 DET 9 Scott Mitchell pass complete right to Johnnie Morton for 7 yards (tackle by Corey Fuller) 7 13 0 0 0.0
4 2 3 DET 16 Scott Mitchell right for no gain. Scott Mitchell fumbles, recovered by Barry Sanders 7 13 0 0 0.0
4 3 8 DET 11 Timeout #1 by Detroit Lions 7 13 0 0
4 3 8 DET 11 Scott Mitchell pass complete left to Barry Sanders for 9 yards (tackle by Dwayne Rudd) 7 13 0 0 0.0
4 1 10 DET 20 Barry Sanders middle for 34 yards (tackle by Torrian Gray) 7 13 0 0 0.0
4 1 10 MIN 46 Scott Mitchell pass complete left to Johnnie Morton for 8 yards (tackle by Dewayne Washington) 7 13 0 0 0.0
4 2 2 MIN 38 Ron Rivers left for 1 yard (tackle by Tony Williams) 7 13 0 0 0.0
4 3 1 MIN 37 Tommy Vardell left for no gain (tackle by Jason Fisk and Ed McDaniel) 7 13 0 0 0.0
4 4 1 MIN 37 Scott Mitchell pass complete left to Herman Moore for 2 yards (tackle by Dewayne Washington) 7 13 0 0 0.0
4 1 10 MIN 35 Barry Sanders middle for 6 yards (tackle by Dwayne Rudd and Fernando Smith) 7 13 0 0 0.0
4 2 4 MIN 29 Barry Sanders left for -1 yards (tackle by Duane Clemons) 7 13 0 0 0.0
4 3 5 MIN 30 Scott Mitchell pass incomplete middle intended for Barry Sanders 7 13 0 0 0.0
4 4 5 MIN 30 Scott Mitchell sacked by John Randle for -9 yards 7 13 0 0 0.0
4 4:46 1 10 MIN 40 Robert Smith left for 4 yards (tackle by Ron Rice) 7 13 0 0 0.0
4 2 6 MIN 44 Robert Smith left for 1 yard (tackle by Ron Rice and Robert Porcher) 7 13 0 0 0.0
4 3 5 MIN 45 Randall Cunningham pass incomplete left intended for David Palmer 7 13 0 0 0.0
4 4 5 MIN 45 Mitch Berger punts 42 yards, returned by Glyn Milburn for 14 yards (tackle by Duane Butler) 7 13 0 0 0.0
4 3:09 1 10 DET 27 Scott Mitchell pass incomplete right intended for Johnnie Morton 7 13 0 0 0.0
4 2 10 DET 27 Scott Mitchell pass incomplete is intercepted by Ed McDaniel and returned for 18 yards 7 13 0 0 0.0
4 2:53 1 10 DET 21 Robert Smith middle for no gain (tackle by Stephen Boyd) 7 13 0 0 0.0
4 2 10 DET 21 Timeout #2 by Detroit Lions 7 13 0 0
4 2 10 DET 21 Robert Smith left for 5 yards (tackle by Mark Carrier) 7 13 0 0 0.0
4 3 5 DET 16 -- 7 13 0 0 0.0
4 4 8 DET 19 Eddie Murray 37 yard field goal no good 7 13 0 0 0.0
4 1:56 1 10 DET 28 Scott Mitchell pass complete right to Tommie Boyd for 12 yards (tackle by Corey Fuller) 7 13 0 0 0.0
4 1 10 DET 40 Scott Mitchell pass complete right to Barry Sanders for 6 yards (tackle by Dwayne Rudd) 7 13 0 0 0.0
4 2 4 DET 46 Scott Mitchell pass incomplete right intended for Tommie Boyd 7 13 0 0 0.0
4 3 4 DET 46 Scott Mitchell pass complete left to Johnnie Morton for 5 yards (tackle by Dewayne Washington) 7 13 0 0 0.0
4 1 10 MIN 49 Scott Mitchell pass complete middle to Barry Sanders for 8 yards (tackle by Dwayne Rudd and Ed McDaniel) 7 13 0 0 0.0
4 2 2 MIN 41 Scott Mitchell pass complete left to Johnnie Morton for 9 yards (tackle by Dewayne Washington) 7 13 0 0 0.0
4 1 10 MIN 32 Timeout #3 by Detroit Lions 7 13 0 0
4 1 10 MIN 32 Scott Mitchell pass complete middle to Herman Moore for 20 yards (tackle by Torrian Gray) 7 13 0 0 0.0
4 1 10 MIN 12 Scott Mitchell pass incomplete 7 13 0 0 0.0
4 2 10 MIN 12 Penalty on Dewayne Washington: Pass Interference, 11 yards (no play) 7 13 0 0 0.0
4 1 1 MIN 1 Scott Mitchell pass complete right to Herman Moore for 1 yard, touchdown 13 13 0 0 0.0
4 Jason Hanson kicks extra point good 14 13 0 0 0.0
4 DET 30 Timeout #2 by Minnesota Vikings 14 13 0 0
4 0:03 DET 30 Jason Hanson kicks off 51 yards 14 13 0 0 0.0
4 1 10 MIN 19 Randall Cunningham pass incomplete right intended for Cris Carter (defended by Reggie Brown) 14 13 0 0 0.0
End of Regulation141300
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).