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Indianapolis Colts 28 at Minnesota Vikings 39

Sunday, December 21, 1997
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Indianapolis Colts (3-13-0)7381028
Minnesota Vikings (9-7-0)7227339

Game Info
Stadium Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome
Start Time (ET) 1:00pm
Roof dome
Surface astroturf
Vegas Line Minnesota Vikings -6.5
Over/Under 42.0 (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 CLT MIN EPB EPA Win%
1st Quarter
1 15:00 MIN 30 Mitch Berger kicks off 70 yards, touchback 0 0 0 0 0.0
1 1 10 CLT 20 Marshall Faulk right for 2 yards (tackle by Dwayne Rudd and Jerry Ball) 0 0 0 0 0.0
1 2 8 CLT 22 Penalty on Jim Harbaugh: False Start, 5 yards (no play) 0 0 0 0 0.0
1 2 13 CLT 17 Jim Harbaugh pass complete right to Marvin Harrison for 7 yards (tackle by Dixon Edwards and Torrian Gray) 0 0 0 0 0.0
1 3 6 CLT 24 Jim Harbaugh pass incomplete left intended for Sean Dawkins 0 0 0 0 0.0
1 4 6 CLT 24 Chris Gardocki punts 57 yards, returned by David Palmer for 12 yards (tackle by Bertrand Berry) 0 0 0 0 0.0
1 12:58 1 10 MIN 31 Randall Cunningham pass incomplete middle intended for Robert Smith 0 0 0 0 0.0
1 2 10 MIN 31 Randall Cunningham pass incomplete is intercepted by Steve Morrison and returned for 2 yards 0 0 0 0 0.0
1 12:47 1 10 MIN 31 Zack Crockett middle for 2 yards (tackle by John Randle) 0 0 0 0 0.0
1 2 8 MIN 29 Jim Harbaugh pass complete right to Marvin Harrison for 7 yards (tackle by Corey Fuller) 0 0 0 0 0.0
1 3 1 MIN 22 Marshall Faulk left for 4 yards (tackle by Tony Williams) 0 0 0 0 0.0
1 1 10 MIN 18 Marshall Faulk middle for 3 yards (tackle by Ed McDaniel and Dwayne Rudd) 0 0 0 0 0.0
1 2 7 MIN 15 Jim Harbaugh pass complete left to Sean Dawkins for 4 yards (tackle by Dewayne Washington) 0 0 0 0 0.0
1 3 3 MIN 11 Jim Harbaugh middle for 6 yards (tackle by Jeff Brady) 0 0 0 0 0.0
1 1 5 MIN 5 Penalty on Adam Meadows: Illegal Formation, 5 yards (no play) 0 0 0 0 0.0
1 1 10 MIN 10 Penalty on Dewayne Washington: Holding, 5 yards (no play) 0 0 0 0 0.0
1 1 5 MIN 5 Marshall Faulk middle for 4 yards (tackle by Stalin Colinet and Tony Williams) 0 0 0 0 0.0
1 2 1 MIN 1 Marshall Faulk middle for 1 yard, touchdown 6 0 0 0 0.0
1 Cary Blanchard kicks extra point good 7 0 0 0 0.0
1 7:59 CLT 30 Chris Gardocki kicks off 68 yards, returned by David Palmer for 53 yards 7 0 0 0 0.0
1 1 10 CLT 45 Robert Smith middle for -1 yards (tackle by Quentin Coryatt and Robert Blackmon) 7 0 0 0 0.0
1 2 11 CLT 46 Randall Cunningham pass complete left to Robert Smith for 1 yard (tackle by Rico Clark) 7 0 0 0 0.0
1 3 10 CLT 45 Randall Cunningham pass complete right to Cris Carter for 23 yards 7 0 0 0 0.0
1 1 10 CLT 22 Robert Smith middle for 2 yards 7 0 0 0 0.0
1 2 8 CLT 20 Randall Cunningham pass complete right to Robert Smith for 14 yards (tackle by Jason Belser) 7 0 0 0 0.0
1 1 6 CLT 6 Robert Smith middle for -1 yards (tackle by Jason Belser) 7 0 0 0 0.0
1 2 7 CLT 7 Randall Cunningham sacked by Robert Blackmon for -9 yards 7 0 0 0 0.0
1 3 16 CLT 16 Randall Cunningham pass complete middle to Cris Carter for 16 yards, touchdown 7 6 0 0 0.0
1 Eddie Murray kicks extra point good 7 7 0 0 0.0
1 3:49 MIN 30 Mitch Berger kicks off 70 yards, returned by Nate Jacquet for 17 yards 7 7 0 0 0.0
1 1 10 CLT 16 Jim Harbaugh pass incomplete middle intended for Marvin Harrison 7 7 0 0 0.0
1 2 10 CLT 16 Jim Harbaugh pass incomplete left intended for Sean Dawkins 7 7 0 0 0.0
1 3 10 CLT 16 Jim Harbaugh sacked by John Randle for -8 yards 7 7 0 0 0.0
1 4 18 CLT 8 Chris Gardocki punts 48 yards, returned by David Palmer for 4 yards (tackle by Bradford Banta) 7 7 0 0 0.0
1 2:53 1 10 MIN 48 Randall Cunningham right for 6 yards 7 7 0 0 0.0
1 2 4 CLT 46 -- 7 7 0 0 0.0
1 3 2 CLT 44 Penalty on Todd Steussie: False Start, 5 yards (no play) 7 7 0 0 0.0
1 3 7 CLT 49 Randall Cunningham pass complete left to Cris Carter for 34 yards (tackle by Robert Blackmon) 7 7 0 0 0.0
1 1 10 CLT 15 Leroy Hoard middle for 4 yards (tackle by Bernard Whittington) 7 7 0 0 0.0
1 2 6 CLT 11 Randall Cunningham pass incomplete middle intended for Greg DeLong 7 7 0 0 0.0
1 3 6 CLT 11 Timeout #1 by Minnesota Vikings 7 7 0 0
1 3 6 CLT 11 Randall Cunningham pass incomplete right intended for Cris Carter 7 7 0 0 0.0
Quarter Time Down ToGo Location Detail CLT MIN EPB EPA Win%
2nd Quarter
2 2:53 4 6 CLT 11 Eddie Murray 29 yard field goal good 7 10 0 0 0.0
2 14:57 MIN 30 Mitch Berger kicks off 70 yards, returned by Nate Jacquet for 20 yards 7 10 0 0 0.0
2 1 10 CLT 17 Jim Harbaugh pass incomplete left intended for Sean Dawkins 7 10 0 0 0.0
2 2 10 CLT 17 Marshall Faulk middle for 3 yards (tackle by Robert Griffith and Dwayne Rudd) 7 10 0 0 0.0
2 3 7 CLT 20 Jim Harbaugh pass complete middle to Marvin Harrison for 15 yards (tackle by Corey Fuller) 7 10 0 0 0.0
2 1 10 CLT 35 Marshall Faulk left for 9 yards (tackle by John Randle) 7 10 0 0 0.0
2 2 1 CLT 44 Marshall Faulk middle for 4 yards (tackle by Robert Griffith) 7 10 0 0 0.0
2 1 10 CLT 48 Marshall Faulk middle for 12 yards (tackle by Torrian Gray and Robert Griffith) 7 10 0 0 0.0
2 1 10 MIN 40 Jim Harbaugh pass complete right to Marvin Harrison for 6 yards (tackle by Ed McDaniel) 7 10 0 0 0.0
2 2 4 MIN 34 Jim Harbaugh pass complete right to Sean Dawkins for 8 yards (tackle by Corey Fuller) 7 10 0 0 0.0
2 1 10 MIN 26 Marshall Faulk left for 6 yards (tackle by Dewayne Washington) 7 10 0 0 0.0
2 2 4 MIN 20 Marshall Faulk middle for -1 yards (tackle by Ed McDaniel) 7 10 0 0 0.0
2 3 5 MIN 21 Jim Harbaugh middle for 6 yards 7 10 0 0 0.0
2 1 10 MIN 15 Clif Groce middle for -1 yards (tackle by John Randle) 7 10 0 0 0.0
2 2 11 MIN 16 Timeout #1 by Indianapolis Colts 7 10 0 0
2 2 11 MIN 16 Jim Harbaugh left for 2 yards (tackle by Dwayne Rudd) 7 10 0 0 0.0
2 3 9 MIN 14 Kelly Holcomb pass complete left to Chris Doering for 4 yards (tackle by Leonard Wheeler) 7 10 0 0 0.0
2 4 5 MIN 10 Cary Blanchard 27 yard field goal good 10 10 0 0 0.0
2 7:03 CLT 30 Chris Gardocki kicks off 61 yards 10 10 0 0 0.0
2 1 10 MIN 20 Robert Smith left for 76 yards (tackle by Jason Belser) 10 10 0 0 0.0
2 1 4 CLT 4 Leroy Hoard middle for 1 yard 10 10 0 0 0.0
2 2 3 CLT 3 Randall Cunningham pass complete right to Cris Carter for 3 yards, touchdown 10 16 0 0 0.0
2 Eddie Murray kicks extra point good 10 17 0 0 0.0
2 5:36 MIN 30 Mitch Berger kicks off 62 yards, returned by Nate Jacquet for 18 yards 10 17 0 0 0.0
2 1 10 CLT 26 Marshall Faulk middle for -3 yards (tackle by Stalin Colinet) 10 17 0 0 0.0
2 2 13 CLT 23 Kelly Holcomb pass incomplete intended for Sean Dawkins is intercepted by Corey Fuller and returned for 22 yards 10 17 0 0 0.0
2 4:35 1 10 CLT 11 Robert Smith left for 5 yards (tackle by Quentin Coryatt) 10 17 0 0 0.0
2 2 5 CLT 6 Leroy Hoard middle for 6 yards, touchdown 10 23 0 0 0.0
2 Eddie Murray kicks extra point no good 10 23 0 0 0.0
2 3:55 MIN 30 Mitch Berger kicks off 68 yards, returned by Nate Jacquet for 19 yards 10 23 0 0 0.0
2 1 10 CLT 21 Kelly Holcomb pass complete right to Marvin Harrison for 5 yards (tackle by Robert Griffith) 10 23 0 0 0.0
2 2 5 CLT 26 Kelly Holcomb pass complete right to Sean Dawkins for 12 yards (tackle by Corey Fuller) 10 23 0 0 0.0
2 1 10 CLT 38 Kelly Holcomb sacked by Dwayne Rudd for -6 yards 10 23 0 0 0.0
2 2 16 CLT 32 Kelly Holcomb pass incomplete intended for Marvin Harrison is intercepted by Robert Griffith and returned for 21 yards 10 23 0 0 0.0
2 1:50 1 10 CLT 36 Timeout #2 by Minnesota Vikings 10 23 0 0
2 1 10 CLT 36 Robert Smith left for no gain (tackle by Monty Montgomery) 10 23 0 0 0.0
2 2 10 CLT 36 Randall Cunningham pass complete left to Andrew Glover for 7 yards 10 23 0 0 0.0
2 1 10 CLT 14 Randall Cunningham pass complete middle to Andrew Glover for 14 yards, touchdown 10 29 0 0 0.0
2 Two Point Attempt: conversion fails 10 29 0 0 0.0
2 1:02 MIN 30 Mitch Berger kicks off 63 yards, returned by Nate Jacquet for 17 yards 10 29 0 0 0.0
2 1 10 CLT 24 Marshall Faulk middle for 4 yards (tackle by Jeff Brady) 10 29 0 0 0.0
2 2 6 CLT 28 Kelly Holcomb middle for no gain. Kelly Holcomb fumbles, recovered by Jason Fisk 10 29 0 0 0.0
2 0:34 1 10 CLT 22 Timeout #2 by Indianapolis Colts 10 29 0 0
2 1 10 CLT 22 Randall Cunningham pass incomplete left intended for Cris Carter 10 29 0 0 0.0
2 2 10 CLT 22 Randall Cunningham pass incomplete left intended for David Palmer 10 29 0 0 0.0
2 3 10 CLT 22 Randall Cunningham pass incomplete intended for Andrew Glover is intercepted by Quentin Coryatt and returned for 3 yards, lateral to Rico Clark for no gain 10 29 0 0 0.0
2 0:14 1 10 CLT 18 Marshall Faulk middle for 22 yards (tackle by Orlando Thomas) 10 29 0 0 0.0
2 1 10 CLT 40 Penalty on Duane Clemons: Offside, 5 yards (no play) 10 29 0 0 0.0
2 1 5 CLT 45 Kelly Holcomb sacked by Duane Clemons for -12 yards 10 29 0 0 0.0
End of Half102900
Quarter Time Down ToGo Location Detail CLT MIN EPB EPA Win%
3rd Quarter
3 15:00 CLT 30 Chris Gardocki kicks off 68 yards, returned by David Palmer for 13 yards 10 29 0 0 0.0
3 1 10 MIN 15 Robert Smith right for 6 yards (tackle by Steve Morrison) 10 29 0 0 0.0
3 2 4 MIN 21 Robert Smith middle for 12 yards (tackle by Jason Belser) 10 29 0 0 0.0
3 1 10 MIN 33 Randall Cunningham pass complete right to Greg DeLong for 12 yards (tackle by Steve Morrison) 10 29 0 0 0.0
3 1 10 MIN 45 Robert Smith middle for 5 yards 10 29 0 0 0.0
3 2 5 MIN 50 Randall Cunningham pass incomplete left intended for Jake Reed 10 29 0 0 0.0
3 3 5 MIN 50 Randall Cunningham pass incomplete middle intended for Chris Walsh 10 29 0 0 0.0
3 4 5 MIN 50 Mitch Berger punts 50 yards, touchback 10 29 0 0 0.0
3 12:17 1 10 CLT 20 Marshall Faulk middle for no gain (tackle by Tony Williams) 10 29 0 0 0.0
3 2 10 CLT 20 Jim Harbaugh pass incomplete right intended for Marshall Faulk 10 29 0 0 0.0
3 3 10 CLT 20 Jim Harbaugh pass complete left to Marvin Harrison for 23 yards (tackle by Robert Griffith) 10 29 0 0 0.0
3 1 10 CLT 43 Zack Crockett middle for 11 yards (tackle by Torrian Gray and Dwayne Rudd) 10 29 0 0 0.0
3 1 10 MIN 46 Jim Harbaugh pass incomplete right intended for Sean Dawkins 10 29 0 0 0.0
3 2 10 MIN 46 Jim Harbaugh pass incomplete middle intended for Sean Dawkins 10 29 0 0 0.0
3 3 10 MIN 46 Jim Harbaugh pass complete right to Marshall Faulk for 19 yards (tackle by Torrian Gray) 10 29 0 0 0.0
3 1 10 MIN 27 Clif Groce right for 1 yard (tackle by Ed McDaniel and Tony Williams) 10 29 0 0 0.0
3 2 9 MIN 26 Jim Harbaugh pass complete middle to Sean Dawkins for 12 yards (tackle by Dewayne Washington) 10 29 0 0 0.0
3 1 10 MIN 14 Marshall Faulk middle for 3 yards (tackle by Robert Griffith) 10 29 0 0 0.0
3 2 7 MIN 11 Marshall Faulk left for 5 yards (tackle by Dewayne Washington) 10 29 0 0 0.0
3 3 2 MIN 6 Clif Groce middle for 3 yards (tackle by Torrian Gray) 10 29 0 0 0.0
3 1 3 MIN 3 Marshall Faulk right for 3 yards, touchdown 16 29 0 0 0.0
3 Two Point Attempt: conversion succeeds 18 29 0 0 0.0
3 6:16 CLT 30 Chris Gardocki kicks off 57 yards, returned by David Palmer for 21 yards 18 29 0 0 0.0
3 1 10 MIN 34 Randall Cunningham pass complete right to Andrew Glover for 15 yards (tackle by Jason Belser) 18 29 0 0 0.0
3 1 10 MIN 49 Leroy Hoard middle for 6 yards (tackle by Ellis Johnson and Bernard Whittington) 18 29 0 0 0.0
3 2 4 CLT 45 Robert Smith left for 21 yards (tackle by Robert Blackmon) 18 29 0 0 0.0
3 1 10 CLT 24 Leroy Hoard left for no gain (tackle by Dan Footman) 18 29 0 0 0.0
3 2 10 CLT 24 Randall Cunningham pass incomplete left intended for Jake Reed 18 29 0 0 0.0
3 3 10 CLT 24 18 29 0 0 0.0
3 3 15 CLT 29 Penalty on Randall McDaniel: False Start, 5 yards (no play) 18 29 0 0 0.0
3 3 20 CLT 34 Randall Cunningham pass complete left to Jake Reed for 21 yards (tackle by Robert Blackmon) 18 29 0 0 0.0
3 1 10 CLT 13 Randall Cunningham pass complete right to Cris Carter for 13 yards, touchdown 18 35 0 0 0.0
3 Eddie Murray kicks extra point good 18 36 0 0 0.0
3 2:55 MIN 30 Mitch Berger kicks off 68 yards, returned by Nate Jacquet for 20 yards 18 36 0 0 0.0
3 1 10 CLT 22 Jim Harbaugh pass incomplete middle intended for Ken Dilger 18 36 0 0 0.0
3 2 10 CLT 22 Jim Harbaugh pass complete left to Sean Dawkins for 9 yards (tackle by Dewayne Washington) 18 36 0 0 0.0
3 3 1 CLT 31 Marshall Faulk right for 24 yards (tackle by Robert Griffith). Penalty on Robert Griffith: Face Mask, 5 yards 18 36 0 0 0.0
3 1 10 MIN 40 Jim Harbaugh pass incomplete right intended for Marcus Pollard 18 36 0 0 0.0
3 2 10 MIN 40 Jim Harbaugh pass complete right to Marshall Faulk for 4 yards (tackle by Corey Fuller) 18 36 0 0 0.0
3 3 6 MIN 36 Jim Harbaugh pass incomplete right intended for Marvin Harrison 18 36 0 0 0.0
3 4 6 MIN 36 Jim Harbaugh pass complete left to Brian Stablein for 30 yards (tackle by Orlando Thomas) 18 36 0 0 0.0
3 1 6 MIN 6 Marshall Faulk right for -4 yards (tackle by Ed McDaniel) 18 36 0 0 0.0
Quarter Time Down ToGo Location Detail CLT MIN EPB EPA Win%
4th Quarter
4 2:55 2 10 MIN 10 Jim Harbaugh pass complete left to Sean Dawkins for 6 yards (tackle by Dwayne Rudd) 18 36 0 0 0.0
4 3 4 MIN 4 Jim Harbaugh pass incomplete right intended for Marvin Harrison (defended by Orlando Thomas) 18 36 0 0 0.0
4 4 4 MIN 4 Cary Blanchard 21 yard field goal good 21 36 0 0 0.0
4 14:14 CLT 30 Chris Gardocki kicks off 68 yards. Penalty on Jeff Brady: Holding, 10 yards 21 36 0 0 0.0
4 1 10 MIN 24 Randall Cunningham pass incomplete right intended for Jake Reed (defended by Jason Belser) 21 36 0 0 0.0
4 2 10 MIN 24 Robert Smith left for 2 yards (tackle by Quentin Coryatt) 21 36 0 0 0.0
4 3 8 MIN 26 Randall Cunningham pass incomplete left intended for Jake Reed 21 36 0 0 0.0
4 4 8 MIN 26 Mitch Berger punts 39 yards, returned by Nate Jacquet for 8 yards (tackle by Moe Williams) 21 36 0 0 0.0
4 12:58 1 10 CLT 43 Jim Harbaugh pass complete left to Sean Dawkins for 15 yards (tackle by Dewayne Washington) 21 36 0 0 0.0
4 1 10 MIN 42 Jim Harbaugh pass incomplete left intended for Sean Dawkins 21 36 0 0 0.0
4 2 10 MIN 42 Zack Crockett middle for no gain (tackle by Tony Williams and Ed McDaniel) 21 36 0 0 0.0
4 3 10 MIN 42 Jim Harbaugh sacked by John Randle for -4 yards 21 36 0 0 0.0
4 4 14 MIN 46 Chris Gardocki punts 31 yards 21 36 0 0 0.0
4 11:01 1 10 MIN 15 Robert Smith middle for 2 yards 21 36 0 0 0.0
4 2 8 MIN 17 Randall Cunningham pass incomplete intended for Jake Reed is intercepted by Jason Belser and returned for 34 yards 21 36 0 0 0.0
4 10:16 1 3 MIN 3 Marshall Faulk middle for 2 yards (tackle by Jerry Ball and Pete Bercich) 21 36 0 0 0.0
4 2 1 MIN 1 Marshall Faulk middle for no gain (tackle by Ron George) 21 36 0 0 0.0
4 3 1 MIN 1 Timeout #1 by Indianapolis Colts 21 36 0 0
4 3 1 MIN 1 Marshall Faulk middle for -1 yards (tackle by Duane Clemons) 21 36 0 0 0.0
4 4 2 MIN 2 Timeout #2 by Indianapolis Colts 21 36 0 0
4 4 2 MIN 2 Jim Harbaugh pass complete right to Marvin Harrison for 2 yards, touchdown 27 36 0 0 0.0
4 Cary Blanchard kicks extra point good 28 36 0 0 0.0
4 8:25 CLT 30 Chris Gardocki kicks off 70 yards, returned by David Palmer for 24 yards 28 36 0 0 0.0
4 1 10 MIN 22 Robert Smith middle for 6 yards (tackle by Bernard Whittington) 28 36 0 0 0.0
4 2 4 MIN 28 Robert Smith middle for 6 yards 28 36 0 0 0.0
4 1 10 MIN 34 Robert Smith middle for 3 yards 28 36 0 0 0.0
4 2 7 MIN 37 Randall Cunningham pass complete right for 1 yard (tackle by Steve Morrison) 28 36 0 0 0.0
4 3 6 MIN 38 Randall Cunningham pass incomplete right intended for Jake Reed (defended by Carlton Gray) 28 36 0 0 0.0
4 4 6 MIN 38 Mitch Berger punts 44 yards, returned by Nate Jacquet for 6 yards (tackle by Leonard Wheeler) 28 36 0 0 0.0
4 5:17 1 10 CLT 24 Kelly Holcomb middle for no gain. Kelly Holcomb fumbles, recovered by Jerry Ball 28 36 0 0 0.0
4 5:14 1 10 CLT 22 Robert Smith right for 3 yards (tackle by Steve Morrison) 28 36 0 0 0.0
4 2 7 CLT 19 Robert Smith left for 13 yards (tackle by Rico Clark) 28 36 0 0 0.0
4 1 6 CLT 6 Leroy Hoard middle for 2 yards 28 36 0 0 0.0
4 2 4 CLT 4 Randall Cunningham left for -6 yards (tackle by Ellis Johnson) 28 36 0 0 0.0
4 3 10 CLT 10 Timeout #3 by Indianapolis Colts 28 36 0 0
4 3 10 CLT 10 Randall Cunningham middle for 3 yards 28 36 0 0 0.0
4 4 7 CLT 7 Eddie Murray 25 yard field goal good 28 39 0 0 0.0
4 2:20 MIN 30 Mitch Berger kicks off 66 yards, returned by Nate Jacquet for 18 yards 28 39 0 0 0.0
4 1 10 CLT 22 Kelly Holcomb pass complete right to Marshall Faulk for no gain (tackle by Leonard Wheeler) 28 39 0 0 0.0
4 2 10 CLT 22 Kelly Holcomb pass complete right to Chris Doering for 8 yards (tackle by Jeff Brady) 28 39 0 0 0.0
4 3 2 CLT 30 Kelly Holcomb pass incomplete intended for Marshall Faulk is intercepted by Robert Griffith and returned for 5 yards 28 39 0 0 0.0
4 1:33 1 10 CLT 28 Randall Cunningham middle for -1 yards 28 39 0 0 0.0
4 2 11 CLT 29 Randall Cunningham middle for -2 yards 28 39 0 0 0.0
4 3 13 CLT 31 Randall Cunningham middle for -1 yards 28 39 0 0 0.0
End of Regulation283900
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).