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Detroit Lions 10 at Tampa Bay Buccaneers 20

Sunday, December 28, 1997
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Detroit Lions (9-7-0)003710
Tampa Bay Buccaneers (10-6-0)3107020

Game Info
Stadium Houlihan's Stadium
Start Time (ET) 4:00pm
Roof outdoors
Surface grass
Weather 49 degrees relative humidity 69%, wind 11 mph
Vegas Line Tampa Bay Buccaneers -3.0
Over/Under 38.5 (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

Starting Lineups

Full Play-By-Play

Quarter Time Down ToGo Location Detail DET TAM EPB EPA Win%
1st Quarter
1 15:00 DET 30 Jason Hanson kicks off 64 yards, returned by Reidel Anthony for 12 yards 0 0 0 0 0.0
1 1 10 TAM 18 Warrick Dunn left for 3 yards (tackle by Luther Elliss) 0 0 0 0 0.0
1 2 7 TAM 21 Trent Dilfer pass incomplete right intended for Karl Williams 0 0 0 0 0.0
1 3 7 TAM 21 Penalty on Luther Elliss: Taunting, 5 yards (no play) 0 0 0 0 0.0
1 3 2 TAM 26 Trent Dilfer middle for 1 yard (tackle by Travis Kirschke) 0 0 0 0 0.0
1 4 1 TAM 27 Sean Landeta punts 50 yards, returned by Glyn Milburn for 13 yards (tackle by John Davis) 0 0 0 0 0.0
1 12:41 1 10 DET 36 Scott Mitchell pass incomplete left intended for Johnnie Morton 0 0 0 0 0.0
1 2 10 DET 36 Scott Mitchell pass complete middle to Johnnie Morton for 3 yards (tackle by Hardy Nickerson and Derrick Brooks) 0 0 0 0 0.0
1 3 7 DET 39 Scott Mitchell pass incomplete right intended for Johnnie Morton (defended by Donnie Abraham) 0 0 0 0 0.0
1 4 7 DET 39 John Jett right for 1 yard (tackle by Melvin Johnson) 0 0 0 0 0.0
1 11:34 1 10 DET 40 Trent Dilfer pass incomplete left intended for Warrick Dunn 0 0 0 0 0.0
1 2 10 DET 40 Mike Alstott middle for 2 yards (tackle by Tracy Scroggins) 0 0 0 0 0.0
1 3 8 DET 38 Trent Dilfer pass incomplete right intended for Warrick Dunn 0 0 0 0 0.0
1 4 8 DET 38 Sean Landeta punts 35 yards 0 0 0 0 0.0
1 10:23 1 10 DET 4 Barry Sanders middle for 1 yard (tackle by Brad Culpepper) 0 0 0 0 0.0
1 2 9 DET 5 Scott Mitchell pass incomplete left intended for Johnnie Morton 0 0 0 0 0.0
1 3 9 DET 5 Barry Sanders left for 5 yards (tackle by Floyd Young and John Lynch) 0 0 0 0 0.0
1 4 4 DET 10 John Jett punts 43 yards, returned by Karl Williams for 9 yards 0 0 0 0 0.0
1 9:04 1 10 DET 44 Mike Alstott middle for 9 yards (tackle by Ron Rice and Mark Carrier) 0 0 0 0 0.0
1 2 1 DET 35 Mike Alstott middle for no gain (tackle by Antonio London and Luther Elliss) 0 0 0 0 0.0
1 3 1 DET 35 Trent Dilfer pass complete right to Karl Williams for 23 yards (tackle by Mark Carrier) 0 0 0 0 0.0
1 1 10 DET 12 Warrick Dunn right for -1 yards (tackle by Stephen Boyd and Robert Porcher) 0 0 0 0 0.0
1 2 11 DET 13 Warrick Dunn middle for 9 yards (tackle by Stephen Boyd and Ron Rice) 0 0 0 0 0.0
1 3 2 DET 4 Trent Dilfer pass incomplete middle intended for Jackie Harris 0 0 0 0 0.0
1 4 2 DET 4 Michael Husted 22 yard field goal good 0 3 0 0 0.0
1 5:24 TAM 30 Michael Husted kicks off 67 yards, returned by Glyn Milburn for 50 yards 0 3 0 0 0.0
1 1 10 TAM 47 Barry Sanders right for no gain (tackle by Donnie Abraham) 0 3 0 0 0.0
1 2 10 TAM 47 Scott Mitchell pass incomplete left intended for Tommie Boyd 0 3 0 0 0.0
1 3 10 TAM 47 Scott Mitchell pass incomplete right intended for Johnnie Morton (defended by Donnie Abraham) 0 3 0 0 0.0
1 4 10 TAM 47 John Jett punts 35 yards, returned by Karl Williams for 35 yards. Karl Williams fumbles 0 3 0 0 0.0
1 4:14 1 10 TAM 11 Warrick Dunn middle for 9 yards (tackle by Mark Carrier and Ron Rice) 0 3 0 0 0.0
1 2 1 TAM 20 Warrick Dunn middle for 4 yards (tackle by Stephen Boyd and Ron Rice) 0 3 0 0 0.0
1 1 10 TAM 24 Trent Dilfer pass incomplete right intended for Horace Copeland 0 3 0 0 0.0
1 2 10 TAM 24 Trent Dilfer pass complete right to Mike Alstott for 12 yards (tackle by Bryant Westbrook) 0 3 0 0 0.0
1 1 10 TAM 36 Mike Alstott middle for 9 yards (tackle by Mike Wells and Antonio London) 0 3 0 0 0.0
1 2 1 TAM 45 Trent Dilfer pass incomplete (defended by Tracy Scroggins) 0 3 0 0 0.0
1 3 1 TAM 45 Mike Alstott middle for 4 yards (tackle by Mark Carrier) 0 3 0 0 0.0
1 1 10 TAM 49 Warrick Dunn right for 1 yard (tackle by George Jamison) 0 3 0 0 0.0
1 2 9 TAM 50 Trent Dilfer pass complete left to Reidel Anthony for 10 yards (tackle by George Jamison and Kevin Abrams) 0 3 0 0 0.0
Quarter Time Down ToGo Location Detail DET TAM EPB EPA Win%
2nd Quarter
2 4:14 1 10 DET 40 Warrick Dunn left for 2 yards (tackle by Travis Kirschke) 0 3 0 0 0.0
2 2 8 DET 38 Warrick Dunn middle for 7 yards (tackle by Antonio London) 0 3 0 0 0.0
2 3 1 DET 31 (no play) 0 3 0 0 0.0
2 1 10 DET 26 Reidel Anthony left for 1 yard (tackle by Kevin Abrams). Penalty on Dave Moore: Unnecessary Roughness, 10 yards 0 3 0 0 0.0
2 1 19 DET 35 Trent Dilfer pass complete left to Warrick Dunn for 3 yards (tackle by Luther Elliss) 0 3 0 0 0.0
2 2 16 DET 32 Trent Dilfer pass complete left to Reidel Anthony for 20 yards (tackle by Mark Carrier) 0 3 0 0 0.0
2 1 10 DET 12 Trent Dilfer pass incomplete right intended for Dave Moore 0 3 0 0 0.0
2 2 10 DET 12 Warrick Dunn middle for 3 yards (tackle by Marc Spindler and Mark Carrier) 0 3 0 0 0.0
2 3 7 DET 9 Timeout #1 by Tampa Bay Buccaneers 0 3 0 0
2 3 7 DET 9 Trent Dilfer pass complete middle to Horace Copeland for 9 yards, touchdown 0 9 0 0 0.0
2 Michael Husted kicks extra point good 0 10 0 0 0.0
2 10:24 TAM 30 Michael Husted kicks off 70 yards, returned by Glyn Milburn for 21 yards 0 10 0 0 0.0
2 1 10 DET 21 Barry Sanders right for -1 yards (tackle by Derrick Brooks) 0 10 0 0 0.0
2 2 11 DET 20 Scott Mitchell pass complete right to Tommy Vardell for 12 yards (tackle by Charles Mincy) 0 10 0 0 0.0
2 1 10 DET 32 Scott Mitchell pass incomplete left intended for Johnnie Morton 0 10 0 0 0.0
2 2 10 DET 32 Barry Sanders middle for 4 yards (tackle by Derrick Brooks) 0 10 0 0 0.0
2 3 6 DET 36 Scott Mitchell pass incomplete intended for Tommie Boyd is intercepted by Anthony Parker and returned for 19 yards 0 10 0 0 0.0
2 8:27 1 10 DET 20 Trent Dilfer pass incomplete left intended for Reidel Anthony (defended by Kevin Abrams) 0 10 0 0 0.0
2 2 10 DET 20 Warrick Dunn left for 2 yards (tackle by Antonio London and Bryant Westbrook) 0 10 0 0 0.0
2 3 8 DET 18 Timeout #2 by Tampa Bay Buccaneers 0 10 0 0
2 3 8 DET 18 Trent Dilfer pass complete left to Warrick Dunn for -6 yards (tackle by Stephen Boyd) 0 10 0 0 0.0
2 4 14 DET 24 Michael Husted 42 yard field goal good 0 13 0 0 0.0
2 6:49 TAM 30 Michael Husted kicks off 63 yards, returned by Glyn Milburn for 27 yards 0 13 0 0 0.0
2 1 10 DET 34 Scott Mitchell pass complete left to Johnnie Morton for 6 yards (tackle by Anthony Parker) 0 13 0 0 0.0
2 2 4 DET 40 Barry Sanders left for 6 yards (tackle by Hardy Nickerson) 0 13 0 0 0.0
2 1 10 DET 46 Tommy Vardell middle for no gain (tackle by Warren Sapp and Brad Culpepper) 0 13 0 0 0.0
2 2 10 DET 46 Scott Mitchell pass complete right to Barry Sanders for 6 yards (tackle by Donnie Abraham) 0 13 0 0 0.0
2 3 4 TAM 48 Scott Mitchell middle for 3 yards (tackle by Regan Upshaw and Chidi Ahanotu) 0 13 0 0 0.0
2 4 1 TAM 45 Scott Mitchell pass incomplete left intended for Herman Moore (defended by Rufus Porter) 0 13 0 0 0.0
2 3:34 1 10 TAM 45 Trent Dilfer sacked by Antonio London for -6 yards 0 13 0 0 0.0
2 2 16 TAM 39 Trent Dilfer pass complete middle to Warrick Dunn for 3 yards (tackle by Antonio London) 0 13 0 0 0.0
2 3 13 TAM 42 Trent Dilfer pass complete middle to Reidel Anthony for 32 yards (tackle by Robert Bailey and Stephen Boyd) 0 13 0 0 0.0
2 1 10 DET 26 Warrick Dunn middle for 11 yards (tackle by Robert Porcher and Mike Wells) 0 13 0 0 0.0
2 1 10 DET 15 Warrick Dunn middle for 2 yards (tackle by Stephen Boyd). Warrick Dunn fumbles, recovered by Robert Porcher 0 13 0 0 0.0
2 1:16 1 10 DET 14 Scott Mitchell pass complete left to Barry Sanders for 1 yard (tackle by Anthony Parker) 0 13 0 0 0.0
2 2 9 DET 15 Scott Mitchell pass complete left to Johnnie Morton for 5 yards (tackle by Anthony Parker) 0 13 0 0 0.0
2 3 4 DET 20 Scott Mitchell pass incomplete 0 13 0 0 0.0
2 4 4 DET 20 John Jett punts 43 yards 0 13 0 0 0.0
2 0:45 1 10 TAM 37 Trent Dilfer sacked by Luther Elliss for 0 yards 0 13 0 0 0.0
2 2 10 TAM 37 Trent Dilfer pass complete middle to Robb Thomas for 16 yards (tackle by Bryant Westbrook) 0 13 0 0 0.0
2 1 10 DET 47 Timeout #3 by Tampa Bay Buccaneers 0 13 0 0
2 1 10 DET 47 Trent Dilfer pass complete left to Jackie Harris for 4 yards (tackle by Robert Bailey) 0 13 0 0 0.0
2 2 6 DET 43 Trent Dilfer pass incomplete intended for Warrick Dunn is intercepted by Ron Rice and returned for 2 yards 0 13 0 0 0.0
End of Half01300
Quarter Time Down ToGo Location Detail DET TAM EPB EPA Win%
3rd Quarter
3 15:00 TAM 30 Michael Husted kicks off 70 yards, returned by Glyn Milburn for 22 yards 0 13 0 0 0.0
3 1 10 DET 22 Barry Sanders left for no gain (tackle by Brad Culpepper) 0 13 0 0 0.0
3 2 10 DET 22 Scott Mitchell pass incomplete left intended for Barry Sanders 0 13 0 0 0.0
3 3 10 DET 22 Scott Mitchell pass incomplete left intended for Johnnie Morton (defended by Floyd Young) 0 13 0 0 0.0
3 4 10 DET 22 John Jett punts 31 yards 0 13 0 0 0.0
3 13:57 1 10 TAM 47 Mike Alstott middle for 7 yards (tackle by Scott Kowalkowski) 0 13 0 0 0.0
3 2 3 DET 46 Warrick Dunn middle for 5 yards (tackle by Stephen Boyd) 0 13 0 0 0.0
3 1 10 DET 41 Penalty on Mike Wells: Taunting, 5 yards (no play) 0 13 0 0 0.0
3 1 5 DET 36 Trent Dilfer pass incomplete left intended for Reidel Anthony (defended by Kevin Abrams) 0 13 0 0 0.0
3 2 5 DET 36 Trent Dilfer pass complete middle to Horace Copeland for 5 yards (tackle by Scott Kowalkowski) 0 13 0 0 0.0
3 1 10 DET 31 Trent Dilfer pass incomplete left intended for Reidel Anthony 0 13 0 0 0.0
3 2 10 DET 31 Mike Alstott left for 31 yards, touchdown 0 19 0 0 0.0
3 Michael Husted kicks extra point good 0 20 0 0 0.0
3 11:06 TAM 30 Michael Husted kicks off 70 yards, returned by Glyn Milburn for 20 yards 0 20 0 0 0.0
3 1 10 DET 19 Scott Mitchell pass complete left to Herman Moore for 11 yards (tackle by Charles Mincy) 0 20 0 0 0.0
3 1 10 DET 30 Barry Sanders left for 15 yards (tackle by Anthony Parker) 0 20 0 0 0.0
3 1 10 DET 45 Barry Sanders right for 11 yards (tackle by Donnie Abraham) 0 20 0 0 0.0
3 1 10 TAM 44 Scott Mitchell pass incomplete left intended for Pete Metzelaars 0 20 0 0 0.0
3 2 10 TAM 44 Timeout #1 by Tampa Bay Buccaneers 0 20 0 0
3 2 10 TAM 44 Barry Sanders right for 5 yards (tackle by Hardy Nickerson and John Lynch) 0 20 0 0 0.0
3 3 5 TAM 39 Scott Mitchell middle for 14 yards (tackle by John Lynch) 0 20 0 0 0.0
3 1 10 TAM 25 Scott Mitchell pass complete right to Johnnie Morton for 10 yards (tackle by Donnie Abraham) 0 20 0 0 0.0
3 1 10 TAM 15 Scott Mitchell pass complete left to David Sloan for 9 yards (tackle by Derrick Brooks and Hardy Nickerson) 0 20 0 0 0.0
3 2 1 TAM 6 Barry Sanders right for -3 yards (tackle by Chidi Ahanotu) 0 20 0 0 0.0
3 3 4 TAM 9 Scott Mitchell left for 1 yard (tackle by Regan Upshaw) 0 20 0 0 0.0
3 4 3 TAM 8 Timeout #1 by Detroit Lions 0 20 0 0
3 4 3 TAM 8 Scott Mitchell pass incomplete left intended for Herman Moore 0 20 0 0 0.0
3 6:11 1 10 TAM 8 Trent Dilfer pass incomplete right intended for Robb Thomas 0 20 0 0 0.0
3 2 10 TAM 8 Mike Alstott middle for 1 yard (tackle by Mike Wells and Luther Elliss) 0 20 0 0 0.0
3 3 9 TAM 9 Warrick Dunn middle for 1 yard (tackle by Stephen Boyd and Tracy Scroggins) 0 20 0 0 0.0
3 4 8 TAM 10 Sean Landeta punts 43 yards, returned by Glyn Milburn for 43 yards. Glyn Milburn fumbles, recovered by Ryan Stewart 0 20 0 0 0.0
3 4:47 1 10 DET 39 Barry Sanders left for 6 yards (tackle by Warren Sapp) 0 20 0 0 0.0
3 2 4 DET 45 Scott Mitchell pass incomplete 0 20 0 0 0.0
3 3 4 DET 45 Scott Mitchell pass incomplete right intended for Barry Sanders 0 20 0 0 0.0
3 4 4 DET 45 Ron Rivers right for 17 yards (tackle by Melvin Johnson) 0 20 0 0 0.0
3 1 10 TAM 38 Barry Sanders middle for 2 yards (tackle by John Lynch) 0 20 0 0 0.0
3 2 8 TAM 36 Scott Mitchell pass complete left to Herman Moore for 15 yards (tackle by Charles Mincy) 0 20 0 0 0.0
3 1 10 TAM 21 Barry Sanders left for 3 yards (tackle by Brad Culpepper and Charles Mincy) 0 20 0 0 0.0
3 2 7 TAM 18 Barry Sanders middle for 1 yard (tackle by Derrick Brooks) 0 20 0 0 0.0
3 3 6 TAM 17 Scott Mitchell middle for 2 yards (tackle by Brad Culpepper and Derrick Brooks) 0 20 0 0 0.0
3 4 4 TAM 15 Jason Hanson 33 yard field goal good 3 20 0 0 0.0
3 0:28 DET 30 Jason Hanson kicks off 63 yards, returned by Reidel Anthony for 28 yards 3 20 0 0 0.0
3 1 10 TAM 35 Penalty on Mike Wells: Taunting, 5 yards (no play) 3 20 0 0 0.0
Quarter Time Down ToGo Location Detail DET TAM EPB EPA Win%
4th Quarter
4 0:28 1 5 TAM 40 Mike Alstott middle for -1 yards (tackle by Mike Wells and Scott Kowalkowski) 3 20 0 0 0.0
4 2 6 TAM 39 Penalty on Frank Middleton: Face Mask, 5 yards (no play) 3 20 0 0 0.0
4 2 11 TAM 34 Mike Alstott left for 5 yards (tackle by Luther Elliss and Stephen Boyd) 3 20 0 0 0.0
4 3 6 TAM 39 Trent Dilfer pass incomplete left intended for Reidel Anthony 3 20 0 0 0.0
4 4 6 TAM 39 Sean Landeta punts 43 yards 3 20 0 0 0.0
4 13:23 1 10 DET 18 Frank Reich pass complete left to Johnnie Morton for 12 yards (tackle by Floyd Young) 3 20 0 0 0.0
4 1 10 DET 30 Barry Sanders left for -2 yards (tackle by Derrick Brooks) 3 20 0 0 0.0
4 2 12 DET 28 Barry Sanders right for 7 yards (tackle by John Lynch) 3 20 0 0 0.0
4 3 5 DET 35 Frank Reich pass complete middle to Johnnie Morton for 21 yards (tackle by Charles Mincy) 3 20 0 0 0.0
4 1 10 TAM 44 Frank Reich pass complete middle to Barry Sanders for 15 yards (tackle by Anthony Parker and Donnie Abraham) 3 20 0 0 0.0
4 1 10 TAM 29 Frank Reich pass complete left to Johnnie Morton for 12 yards (tackle by John Lynch) 3 20 0 0 0.0
4 1 10 TAM 17 Barry Sanders left for 5 yards (tackle by Warren Sapp) 3 20 0 0 0.0
4 2 5 TAM 12 Frank Reich pass complete left to Herman Moore for 11 yards (tackle by John Lynch and Hardy Nickerson) 3 20 0 0 0.0
4 1 1 TAM 1 Tommy Vardell middle for 1 yard, touchdown 9 20 0 0 0.0
4 Jason Hanson kicks extra point good 10 20 0 0 0.0
4 7:48 DET 30 Jason Hanson kicks off 70 yards. Penalty on Melvin Johnson: Clipping, 5 yards 10 20 0 0 0.0
4 1 10 TAM 5 Warrick Dunn middle for 4 yards (tackle by Tracy Scroggins) 10 20 0 0 0.0
4 2 6 TAM 9 Warrick Dunn middle for 1 yard (tackle by Mark Carrier) 10 20 0 0 0.0
4 3 5 TAM 10 Timeout #2 by Detroit Lions 10 20 0 0
4 3 5 TAM 10 Trent Dilfer pass complete left to Robb Thomas for 50 yards (tackle by Mark Carrier) 10 20 0 0 0.0
4 1 10 DET 40 Mike Alstott left for 1 yard (tackle by Luther Elliss) 10 20 0 0 0.0
4 2 9 DET 39 Warrick Dunn middle for 2 yards (tackle by Bryant Westbrook) 10 20 0 0 0.0
4 3 7 DET 37 (no play) 10 20 0 0 0.0
4 3 12 DET 42 Warrick Dunn middle for 7 yards (tackle by Ron Rice and Robert Porcher) 10 20 0 0 0.0
4 4 5 DET 35 Sean Landeta punts 31 yards 10 20 0 0 0.0
4 3:20 1 10 DET 4 Frank Reich pass complete middle to Herman Moore for 7 yards (tackle by Derrick Brooks) 10 20 0 0 0.0
4 2 3 DET 11 Frank Reich pass complete left to Tommie Boyd for 6 yards (tackle by Anthony Parker) 10 20 0 0 0.0
4 1 10 DET 17 Frank Reich pass incomplete right intended for David Sloan 10 20 0 0 0.0
4 2 10 DET 17 Frank Reich sacked by Chidi Ahanotu for -4 yards 10 20 0 0 0.0
4 3 14 DET 13 Frank Reich pass complete left to Tommie Boyd for 5 yards (tackle by Anthony Parker) 10 20 0 0 0.0
4 4 9 DET 18 Frank Reich pass complete left to Johnnie Morton for 19 yards (tackle by John Lynch) 10 20 0 0 0.0
4 1 10 DET 37 Frank Reich pass incomplete right intended for Herman Moore (defended by John Lynch) 10 20 0 0 0.0
4 2 10 DET 37 Frank Reich middle for 5 yards (tackle by Warren Sapp) 10 20 0 0 0.0
4 3 5 DET 42 Frank Reich pass complete left to Barry Sanders for 7 yards (tackle by Derrick Brooks) 10 20 0 0 0.0
4 1 10 DET 49 Frank Reich pass incomplete middle intended for Tommie Boyd (defended by Hardy Nickerson) 10 20 0 0 0.0
4 2 10 DET 49 Frank Reich sacked by Tyoka Jackson for -5 yards 10 20 0 0 0.0
4 3 15 DET 44 Timeout #3 by Detroit Lions 10 20 0 0
4 3 15 DET 44 Frank Reich pass complete middle to Barry Sanders for 14 yards (tackle by Anthony Parker and Derrick Brooks) 10 20 0 0 0.0
4 4 1 TAM 42 Frank Reich pass incomplete 10 20 0 0 0.0
4 0:08 1 10 TAM 42 Trent Dilfer middle for -1 yards 10 20 0 0 0.0
End of Regulation102000
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).