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Atlanta Falcons 26 at Arizona Cardinals 29

Sunday, December 21, 1997
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Atlanta Falcons (7-9-0)1433626
Arizona Cardinals (4-12-0)7701529

Game Info
Stadium Sun Devil Stadium
Start Time (ET) 4:00pm
Roof outdoors
Surface grass
Weather 55 degrees relative humidity 71%, wind 8 mph
Vegas Line Atlanta Falcons -1.5
Over/Under 42.5 (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 ATL CRD EPB EPA Win%
1st Quarter
1 15:00 ATL 30 Morten Andersen kicks off 68 yards, returned by Kevin Williams for 34 yards 0 0 0 0 45.6
1 1 10 CRD 36 Larry Centers middle for 4 yards (tackle by Devin Bush and Jessie Tuggle) 0 0 0 0 45.6
1 2 6 CRD 40 Jake Plummer pass incomplete middle intended for Frank Sanders (defended by Ray Buchanan) 0 0 0 0 45.6
1 3 6 CRD 40 Jake Plummer pass incomplete intended for Frank Sanders is intercepted by William White and returned for 11 yards 0 0 0 0 45.6
1 14:06 1 10 CRD 37 Jamal Anderson left for -1 yards (tackle by Tommy Bennett and Eric Hill) 0 0 0 0 45.6
1 2 11 CRD 38 Chris Chandler pass complete right to Bert Emanuel for 38 yards, touchdown 6 0 0 0 28.8
1 Morten Andersen kicks extra point good 7 0 0 0 26.3
1 13:20 ATL 30 Morten Andersen kicks off 68 yards, returned by Kevin Williams for 43 yards 7 0 0 0 26.2
1 1 10 CRD 45 Jake Plummer pass incomplete intended for Rob Moore 7 0 0 0 26.2
1 2 10 CRD 45 Ronald Moore left for 3 yards (tackle by Ronnie Bradford) 7 0 0 0 26.2
1 3 7 CRD 48 Jake Plummer pass complete middle to Larry Centers for 6 yards (tackle by William White) 7 0 0 0 26.2
1 4 1 ATL 46 Timeout #1 by Arizona Cardinals 7 0 0 0
1 4 1 ATL 46 Jake Plummer pass complete right to Pat Carter for 6 yards (tackle by Henri Crockett) 7 0 0 0 26.2
1 1 10 ATL 40 Ronald Moore left for 5 yards (tackle by Ronnie Bradford and Devin Bush). Penalty on Rob Moore: Holding, 10 yards 7 0 0 0 26.2
1 1 15 ATL 45 Jake Plummer pass incomplete intended for Frank Sanders 7 0 0 0 26.2
1 2 15 ATL 45 Leeland McElroy left for no gain (tackle by Travis Hall) 7 0 0 0 26.2
1 3 15 ATL 45 Jake Plummer pass complete to Frank Sanders for 44 yards (tackle by Devin Bush) 7 0 0 0 26.2
1 1 1 ATL 1 Ronald Moore middle for -2 yards (tackle by Henri Crockett and William White) 7 0 0 0 26.2
1 2 3 ATL 3 Cedric Smith middle for 2 yards (tackle by John Burrough and Henri Crockett) 7 0 0 0 26.2
1 3 1 ATL 1 Jake Plummer pass complete middle to Chris Gedney for 1 yard, touchdown 7 6 0 0 42.7
1 Joe Nedney kicks extra point good 7 7 0 0 45.6
1 7:47 CRD 30 Joe Nedney kicks off 70 yards, returned by Byron Hanspard for 15 yards. Penalty on Craig Sauer: Illegal Block, 6 yards 7 7 0 0 45.8
1 1 10 ATL 7 Jamal Anderson middle for 9 yards (tackle by Mark Campbell and Brent Alexander) 7 7 0 0 45.8
1 2 1 ATL 16 Bob Christian middle for 2 yards (tackle by Brent Alexander and Jamir Miller) 7 7 0 0 45.8
1 1 10 ATL 18 Chris Chandler pass complete right to Jamal Anderson for 11 yards (tackle by Michael Bankston) 7 7 0 0 45.8
1 1 10 ATL 29 Jamal Anderson middle for 2 yards (tackle by Tommy Bennett and Jamir Miller) 7 7 0 0 45.8
1 2 8 ATL 31 Jamal Anderson middle for 13 yards (tackle by Brad Ottis and Jamir Miller) 7 7 0 0 45.8
1 1 10 ATL 44 Chris Chandler pass complete left to Terance Mathis for 16 yards (tackle by Ty Howard and Tommy Bennett) 7 7 0 0 45.8
1 1 10 CRD 40 Jamal Anderson right for 17 yards (tackle by Brent Alexander) 7 7 0 0 45.8
1 1 10 CRD 23 Chris Chandler pass incomplete intended for Bert Emanuel 7 7 0 0 45.8
1 2 10 CRD 23 Chris Chandler middle for 6 yards (tackle by Brad Ottis) 7 7 0 0 45.8
1 3 4 CRD 17 Chris Chandler pass complete to Terance Mathis for 17 yards, touchdown 13 7 0 0 28.1
1 Morten Andersen kicks extra point good 14 7 0 0 25.5
1 1:05 ATL 30 Morten Andersen kicks off 66 yards, returned by Kevin Williams for 18 yards. Penalty on Kwamie Lassiter: Holding, 10 yards 14 7 0 0 24.5
1 1 10 CRD 12 Ronald Moore middle for 2 yards (tackle by Jessie Tuggle) 14 7 0 0 24.5
1 2 8 CRD 14 Jake Plummer pass incomplete middle intended for Frank Sanders (defended by Devin Bush) 14 7 0 0 24.5
1 3 8 CRD 14 Jake Plummer pass complete right to Larry Centers for 10 yards (tackle by Travis Hall and Jessie Tuggle) 14 7 0 0 24.5
Quarter Time Down ToGo Location Detail ATL CRD EPB EPA Win%
2nd Quarter
2 1:05 1 10 CRD 24 Jake Plummer pass incomplete middle intended for Rob Moore (defended by Ronnie Bradford) 14 7 0 0 21.1
2 2 10 CRD 24 Ronald Moore left for 1 yard (tackle by Chuck Smith) 14 7 0 0 21.1
2 3 9 CRD 25 Jake Plummer pass incomplete middle intended for Frank Sanders (defended by Travis Hall) 14 7 0 0 21.1
2 4 9 CRD 25 Jeff Feagles punts 57 yards, returned by Todd Kinchen for 18 yards (tackle by Terry Irving) 14 7 0 0 21.1
2 13:56 1 10 ATL 36 Jamal Anderson pass incomplete intended for Terance Mathis is intercepted by Tommy Bennett 14 7 0 0 24.1
2 13:44 1 10 CRD 24 Jake Plummer pass complete right to Rob Moore for 11 yards 14 7 0 0 24.1
2 1 10 CRD 35 Ronald Moore middle for 3 yards (tackle by Dan Owens) 14 7 0 0 24.1
2 2 7 CRD 38 Jake Plummer pass incomplete is intercepted by Chuck Smith and returned for 4 yards 14 7 0 0 24.1
2 12:32 1 10 CRD 27 Jamal Anderson middle for 4 yards (tackle by Rashod Swinger and Eric Hill) 14 7 0 0 23.8
2 2 6 CRD 23 Penalty on Jamir Miller: Illegal Contact, 5 yards (no play) 14 7 0 0 23.8
2 1 10 CRD 18 Jamal Anderson middle for -3 yards (tackle by Mark Smith and Brad Ottis) 14 7 0 0 23.8
2 2 13 CRD 21 Chris Chandler pass incomplete middle intended for Bert Emanuel 14 7 0 0 23.8
2 3 13 CRD 21 Chris Chandler right for 8 yards (tackle by Mike Caldwell). Penalty on Ty Howard: Holding, 5 yards 14 7 0 0 23.8
2 1 8 CRD 8 Jamal Anderson middle for 3 yards (tackle by Eric Hill and Mark Smith) 14 7 0 0 23.8
2 2 5 CRD 5 Jamal Anderson middle for -5 yards (tackle by Brad Ottis) 14 7 0 0 23.8
2 3 10 CRD 10 Timeout #1 by Atlanta Falcons 14 7 0 0
2 3 10 CRD 10 Chris Chandler pass complete left to Bert Emanuel for 2 yards (tackle by Brent Alexander) 14 7 0 0 23.8
2 4 8 CRD 8 Morten Andersen 25 yard field goal good 17 7 0 0 16.5
2 8:08 ATL 30 Morten Andersen kicks off 66 yards, returned by Kevin Williams for 39 yards 17 7 0 0 15.4
2 1 10 CRD 43 Ronald Moore middle for 16 yards (tackle by Devin Bush and William White) 17 7 0 0 15.4
2 1 10 ATL 41 Ronald Moore middle for 5 yards (tackle by John Burrough) 17 7 0 0 15.4
2 2 5 ATL 36 Ronald Moore middle for 1 yard (tackle by Jessie Tuggle and Dan Owens) 17 7 0 0 15.4
2 3 4 ATL 35 Jake Plummer pass complete middle to Rob Moore for no gain (tackle by William White) 17 7 0 0 15.4
2 4 4 ATL 35 Jake Plummer pass complete right to Kevin Williams for 16 yards (tackle by Ray Buchanan) 17 7 0 0 15.4
2 1 10 ATL 19 Penalty on Pat Carter: Holding, 10 yards (no play) 17 7 0 0 15.4
2 1 20 ATL 29 Jake Plummer pass complete right to Larry Centers for 15 yards (tackle by Dan Owens) 17 7 0 0 15.4
2 2 5 ATL 14 Larry Centers middle for 13 yards (tackle by Chuck Smith) 17 7 0 0 15.4
2 1 1 ATL 1 Jake Plummer middle for 1 yard, touchdown 17 13 0 0 32.2
2 Joe Nedney kicks extra point good 17 14 0 0 35.6
2 2:58 CRD 30 Joe Nedney kicks off 68 yards, returned by Byron Hanspard for 12 yards. Penalty on John Burrough: Holding, 7 yards 17 14 0 0 35.1
2 1 10 ATL 7 Jamal Anderson left for 3 yards (tackle by Brad Ottis and Brent Alexander) 17 14 0 0 35.1
2 2 7 ATL 10 Chris Chandler pass complete right to Jamal Anderson for 10 yards (tackle by Aeneas Williams) 17 14 0 0 35.1
2 1 10 ATL 20 Jamal Anderson middle for 4 yards (tackle by Mark Smith and Tommy Bennett) 17 14 0 0 35.1
2 2 6 ATL 24 Timeout #2 by Arizona Cardinals 17 14 0 0
2 2 6 ATL 24 Chris Chandler pass incomplete left intended for Bert Emanuel 17 14 0 0 35.1
2 3 6 ATL 24 Jamal Anderson middle for 5 yards (tackle by Jamir Miller and Brad Ottis) 17 14 0 0 35.1
2 4 1 ATL 29 Timeout #3 by Arizona Cardinals 17 14 0 0
2 4 1 ATL 29 Dan Stryzinski punts 31 yards 17 14 0 0 35.1
2 1:25 1 10 CRD 40 Jake Plummer pass incomplete left intended for Frank Sanders 17 14 0 0 34.9
2 2 10 CRD 40 Penalty on Travis Hall: Offside, 5 yards (no play) 17 14 0 0 34.9
2 2 5 CRD 45 Jake Plummer pass incomplete right intended for Johnny McWilliams 17 14 0 0 34.9
2 3 5 CRD 45 Jake Plummer pass incomplete left intended for Kevin Williams 17 14 0 0 34.9
2 4 5 CRD 45 Jeff Feagles punts 55 yards, touchback 17 14 0 0 34.9
2 0:42 1 10 ATL 20 Jamal Anderson middle for 3 yards (tackle by Michael Bankston and Jamir Miller) 17 14 0 0 34.8
End of Half171400
Quarter Time Down ToGo Location Detail ATL CRD EPB EPA Win%
3rd Quarter
3 15:00 CRD 30 Joe Nedney kicks off 70 yards, touchback 17 14 0 0 34.7
3 1 10 ATL 20 Jamal Anderson left for no gain (tackle by Brad Ottis and Ronald McKinnon) 17 14 0 0 34.7
3 2 10 ATL 20 Chris Chandler pass complete left to Bert Emanuel for 14 yards 17 14 0 0 34.7
3 1 10 ATL 34 Jamal Anderson middle for 6 yards (tackle by Rashod Swinger and Jamir Miller) 17 14 0 0 34.7
3 2 4 ATL 40 Jamal Anderson middle for 4 yards (tackle by Rashod Swinger and Kwamie Lassiter) 17 14 0 0 34.7
3 1 10 ATL 44 Chris Chandler pass complete right to Bert Emanuel for 13 yards (tackle by Kwamie Lassiter and Aeneas Williams) 17 14 0 0 34.7
3 1 10 CRD 43 Jamal Anderson middle for 3 yards (tackle by Michael Bankston and Eric Hill) 17 14 0 0 34.7
3 2 7 CRD 40 Chris Chandler sacked by Mark Smith for -1 yards 17 14 0 0 34.7
3 3 8 CRD 41 Chris Chandler pass complete left to Bert Emanuel for 8 yards 17 14 0 0 34.7
3 1 10 CRD 33 Jamal Anderson middle for 9 yards (tackle by Tommy Bennett) 17 14 0 0 34.7
3 2 1 CRD 24 Penalty on Matt Willig: False Start, 5 yards (no play) 17 14 0 0 34.7
3 2 6 CRD 29 Chris Chandler pass incomplete right intended for Bert Emanuel 17 14 0 0 34.7
3 3 6 CRD 29 Chris Chandler middle for 17 yards 17 14 0 0 34.7
3 1 10 CRD 12 Chris Chandler pass incomplete right intended for Bob Christian 17 14 0 0 34.7
3 2 10 CRD 12 Chris Chandler left for 4 yards (tackle by Kwamie Lassiter) 17 14 0 0 34.7
3 3 6 CRD 8 Chris Chandler sacked by Mark Smith for -5 yards 17 14 0 0 34.7
3 4 11 CRD 13 Morten Andersen 31 yard field goal good 20 14 0 0 23.9
3 5:58 ATL 30 Morten Andersen kicks off 69 yards, returned by Kevin Williams for 22 yards 20 14 0 0 20.6
3 1 10 CRD 23 Jake Plummer pass incomplete right intended for Frank Sanders (defended by Ray Buchanan) 20 14 0 0 20.6
3 2 10 CRD 23 (no play) 20 14 0 0 20.6
3 2 15 CRD 18 Jake Plummer sacked by Dan Owens for -2 yards 20 14 0 0 20.6
3 3 17 CRD 16 Jake Plummer pass incomplete middle intended for Rob Moore 20 14 0 0 20.6
3 4 17 CRD 16 Jeff Feagles punts 38 yards, returned by Todd Kinchen for 14 yards (tackle by Anthony Edwards) 20 14 0 0 20.6
3 4:48 1 10 CRD 40 Chris Chandler pass incomplete left intended for Terance Mathis 20 14 0 0 20.1
3 2 10 CRD 40 Chris Chandler pass complete middle to Brian Kozlowski for 16 yards (tackle by Brent Alexander) 20 14 0 0 20.1
3 1 10 CRD 24 Jamal Anderson right for 4 yards (tackle by Eric Hill) 20 14 0 0 20.1
3 2 6 CRD 20 Chris Chandler middle for no gain. Chris Chandler fumbles, recovered by Bob Christian 20 14 0 0 20.1
3 3 10 CRD 24 Chris Chandler pass complete middle to Terance Mathis for 16 yards (tackle by Tommy Bennett) 20 14 0 0 20.1
3 1 8 CRD 8 Jamal Anderson middle for 4 yards (tackle by Michael Bankston and Kwamie Lassiter) 20 14 0 0 20.1
3 2 4 CRD 4 Jamal Anderson middle for 2 yards (tackle by Brad Ottis and Jamir Miller) 20 14 0 0 20.1
3 3 2 CRD 2 Harold Green middle for no gain (tackle by Brent Alexander) 20 14 0 0 20.1
Quarter Time Down ToGo Location Detail ATL CRD EPB EPA Win%
4th Quarter
4 4:48 4 2 CRD 2 Morten Andersen 20 yard field goal good 23 14 0 0 0.9
4 14:56 ATL 30 Morten Andersen kicks off 68 yards, returned by Kevin Williams for 22 yards. Penalty on Kenny Harris: Illegal Block, 10 yards 23 14 0 0 8.2
4 1 10 CRD 14 Ronald Moore middle for 2 yards (tackle by William White and Travis Hall) 23 14 0 0 8.2
4 2 8 CRD 16 Jake Plummer pass incomplete left intended for Rob Moore (defended by Lester Archambeau) 23 14 0 0 8.2
4 3 8 CRD 16 Penalty on Lomas Brown: False Start, 5 yards (no play) 23 14 0 0 8.2
4 3 13 CRD 11 Jake Plummer pass incomplete right intended for Rob Moore (defended by Jessie Tuggle) 23 14 0 0 8.2
4 4 13 CRD 11 Jeff Feagles punts 33 yards 23 14 0 0 8.2
4 13:49 1 10 CRD 44 Jamal Anderson for 20 yards (tackle by Aeneas Williams) 23 14 0 0 7.4
4 1 10 CRD 24 Jamal Anderson middle for 5 yards (tackle by Tommy Bennett and Jamir Miller) 23 14 0 0 7.4
4 2 5 CRD 19 Jamal Anderson middle for 3 yards (tackle by Michael Bankston and Rashod Swinger) 23 14 0 0 7.4
4 3 2 CRD 16 Jamal Anderson middle for 3 yards 23 14 0 0 7.4
4 1 10 CRD 13 Chris Chandler sacked by Ronald McKinnon for -3 yards 23 14 0 0 7.4
4 2 13 CRD 16 Chris Chandler pass complete left to Jamal Anderson for 5 yards (tackle by Ronald McKinnon) 23 14 0 0 7.4
4 3 8 CRD 11 Jamal Anderson right for 3 yards (tackle by Mike Caldwell and Mark Smith) 23 14 0 0 7.4
4 4 5 CRD 8 Morten Andersen 26 yard field goal good 26 14 0 0 2.8
4 8:41 ATL 30 Morten Andersen kicks off 68 yards, returned by Kevin Williams for 29 yards 26 14 0 0 0.9
4 1 10 CRD 31 Penalty on Anthony Redmon: Illegal Block, 15 yards (no play) 26 14 0 0 0.9
4 1 25 CRD 16 Jake Plummer pass complete middle to Rob Moore for 13 yards (tackle by Michael Booker) 26 14 0 0 0.9
4 2 12 CRD 29 Jake Plummer pass complete to Rob Moore for 12 yards (tackle by William White) 26 14 0 0 0.9
4 1 10 CRD 41 Jake Plummer pass incomplete middle intended for Frank Sanders 26 14 0 0 0.9
4 2 10 CRD 41 Jake Plummer pass incomplete middle intended for Larry Centers 26 14 0 0 0.9
4 3 10 CRD 41 Jake Plummer pass complete to Frank Sanders for 14 yards (tackle by Ray Buchanan) 26 14 0 0 0.9
4 1 10 ATL 45 Larry Centers middle for 3 yards (tackle by Travis Hall) 26 14 0 0 0.9
4 2 7 ATL 42 Jake Plummer pass complete left to Rob Moore for 21 yards (tackle by William White) 26 14 0 0 0.9
4 1 10 ATL 21 Jake Plummer pass complete right to Rob Moore for 21 yards, touchdown 26 20 0 0 11.3
4 Joe Nedney kicks extra point good 26 21 0 0 15.5
4 4:55 CRD 30 Joe Nedney kicks off 70 yards, touchback 26 21 0 0 9.4
4 1 10 ATL 20 Jamal Anderson middle for 12 yards (tackle by Kwamie Lassiter and Eric Hill) 26 21 0 0 9.4
4 1 10 ATL 32 Jamal Anderson middle for 11 yards (tackle by Tommy Bennett and Kwamie Lassiter) 26 21 0 0 9.4
4 1 10 ATL 43 Jamal Anderson middle for 1 yard (tackle by Rashod Swinger) 26 21 0 0 9.4
4 2 9 ATL 44 Timeout #1 by Arizona Cardinals 26 21 0 0
4 2 9 ATL 44 Jamal Anderson middle for no gain (tackle by Jamir Miller) 26 21 0 0 9.4
4 3 9 ATL 44 Timeout #2 by Arizona Cardinals 26 21 0 0
4 3 9 ATL 44 Chris Chandler pass complete left to Jamal Anderson for 10 yards 26 21 0 0 9.4
4 1 10 CRD 46 Jamal Anderson middle for 3 yards (tackle by Michael Bankston and Kwamie Lassiter) 26 21 0 0 9.4
4 2 7 CRD 43 Timeout #3 by Arizona Cardinals 26 21 0 0
4 2 7 CRD 43 Jamal Anderson middle for 6 yards (tackle by Tommy Bennett and Kwamie Lassiter) 26 21 0 0 9.4
4 3 1 CRD 37 Jamal Anderson middle for -1 yards (tackle by Mike Caldwell) 26 21 0 0 9.4
4 4 2 CRD 38 Dan Stryzinski punts 38 yards, touchback 26 21 0 0 9.4
4 1:52 1 10 CRD 20 Jake Plummer middle for 3 yards (tackle by Lester Archambeau) 26 21 0 0 1.9
4 2 7 CRD 23 Jake Plummer sacked by Dan Owens for -4 yards 26 21 0 0 1.9
4 3 11 CRD 19 Jake Plummer pass complete middle to Frank Sanders for 12 yards 26 21 0 0 1.9
4 1 10 CRD 31 Penalty on Ronnie Bradford: Pass Interference, 29 yards (no play) 26 21 0 0 1.9
4 1 10 ATL 40 Jake Plummer pass complete left to Rob Moore for 13 yards (tackle by Ray Buchanan) 26 21 0 0 1.9
4 1 10 ATL 27 Jake Plummer pass complete middle to Frank Sanders for 12 yards 26 21 0 0 1.9
4 1 10 ATL 15 Jake Plummer pass incomplete middle intended for Rob Moore 26 21 0 0 1.9
4 2 10 ATL 15 Jake Plummer pass complete middle to Kevin Williams for 9 yards (tackle by Juran Bolden) 26 21 0 0 1.9
4 3 1 ATL 6 Jake Plummer pass incomplete 26 21 0 0 1.9
4 4 1 ATL 6 Jake Plummer middle for 4 yards 26 21 0 0 1.9
4 1 2 ATL 2 Jake Plummer pass incomplete 26 21 0 0 1.9
4 2 2 ATL 2 Penalty on Juran Bolden: Pass Interference, 1 yards (no play) 26 21 0 0 1.9
4 1 1 ATL 1 Jake Plummer pass complete right to Larry Centers for 1 yard, touchdown 26 27 0 0 65.3
4 ATL 2 Timeout #1 by Atlanta Falcons 26 27 0 0
4 ATL 2 Two Point Attempt: Jake Plummer, conversion succeeds 26 29 0 0 88.8
4 1:52 CRD 30 Joe Nedney kicks off 62 yards, returned by Byron Hanspard for 26 yards 26 29 0 0 88.8
End of Regulation262900
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).