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Box Score: Minnesota Vikings at Tennessee Oilers

Posted: Sat December 26, 1998 at 6:20 p.m. EST

NFL     FINAL             1ST  2ND  3RD  4TH     TOTAL

MINNESOTA 2 6 15 3 26 TENNESSEE 3 10 3 0 16 FINAL
SCORING SUMMARY

1ST QUARTER: MIN - SAFETY. TENNNESSE QUARTERBACK STEVE MCNAIR WAS CALLED FOR INTENTIONAL GROUNDING IN THE END ZONE., 4:05. MINNESOTA 2-0 TEN - FG, AL DEL GRECO 36 YD, 11:33. Drive: 11 plays, 61 yards in 6:56. Key plays: McNair 14-yard run to Tennessee 35; George 10-yard run to Tennessee 46; McNair 21-yard pass to Harris to Minnesota 33; McNair 14-yard pass to Dyson to Minnesota 18. TENNESSEE 3-2 2ND QUARTER: MIN - FG, GARY ANDERSON 39 YD, 0:07. Drive: 7 plays, 42 yards in 3:34. Key plays: R Smith 27-yard run to Tennessee 36; Cunningham 13-yard pass to Hatchette to Tennessee 25. MINNESOTA 5-3 TEN - FG, AL DEL GRECO 33 YD, 4:38. Drive: 9 plays, 41 yards in 4:31. Key plays: George 10-yard run to Minnesota 46; McNair 9-yard pass to Wycheck to Minnesota 41; Mcnair 7-yard pass to Thigpen to Minnesota 34; George 8-yard run to Minnesota 10. TENNESSEE 6-5 TEN - TD, EDDIE GEORGE 2 YD RUN (AL DEL GRECO KICK), 9:54. Drive: 7 plays, 65 yards in 2:54. Key plays: McNair 23-yard pass to Dyson to Minnesota 43; McNair 26-yard pass to Harris to Minnesota 16; McNair 15-yard pass to Wycheck on 3rd-and-11 to Minnesota 2. TENNESSEE 13-5 MIN - FG, GARY ANDERSON 23 YD, 14:46. Drive: 12 plays, 68 yards in 4:52. Key plays: Cunningham 22-yard pass to Hatchette to Tennessee 43; Cunningham 13-yard pass to R Smith to Tennessee 32; Cunningham 19-yard pass to Hatchette on 3rd-and-10 to Tennessee 13. TENNESSEE 13-8 3RD QUARTER: MIN - TD, RANDY MOSS 5 YD PASS FROM RANDALL CUNNINGHAM (RANDALL CUNNINGHAM PASS TO RANDY MOSS FOR TWO-POINT CONVERSION), 5:58. Drive: 9 plays, 76 yards in 5:58. Key plays: Cunningham 7-yard pass to Palmer on 3rd-and-7 to Minnesota 34; Cunningham 15-yard pass to Carter on 3rd-and-9 to midfield; 32-yard pass interference penalty on Oilers' Walker on Minnesota 5. MINNESOTA 16-13 TEN - FG, AL DEL GRECO 45 YD, 10:53. Drive: 11 plays, 32 yards in 4:55. Key plays: McNair 9-yard pass to Harris to midfield; McNair 17-yard pass to Mason on 3rd-and-15 to Minnesota 37; McNair 11-yard pass to George to Minnesota 26. MINNESOTA 16, TENNESSEE 16 MIN - TD, CRIS CARTER 38 YD PASS FROM RANDALL CUNNINGHAM (GARY ANDERSON KICK), 13:42. Drive: 6 plays, 79 yards in 2:49. Key plays: Cunningham 21-yard pass to R Smith; Cunningham 12-yard pass to Moss to Tennessee 37. MINNESOTA 23-16 4TH QUARTER: MIN - FG, GARY ANDERSON 30 YD, 13:57. Drive: 6 plays, 10 yards in 1:08. Key plays: Minnesota takes over on downs at Tennessee 31. MINNESOTA 26-16 TEAM STATISTICS MIN TEN
FIRST DOWNS 22 20 Rushing 5 6 Passing 14 13 Penalty 3 1 3RD-DOWN EFFICIENCY 6-13 2-9 4TH-DOWN EFFICIENCY 0-0 0-1 TOTAL NET YARDS 338 354 Total plays 64 59 Average gain 5.3 6.0 NET YARDS RUSHING 103 90 Rushes 29 21 Average per rush 3.6 4.3 NET YARDS PASSING 235 264 Completed-attempted 23-35 18-36 Yards per pass 6.7 6.9 Sacked-yards lost 0-0 2-21 Had intercepted 1 0 PUNTS-AVERAGE 4-48.8 3-41.3 RETURN YARDAGE 147 169 Punts-returns 0-0 3-23 Kickoffs-returns 6-147 6-146 Interceptions-returns 0-0 1-0 PENALTIES-YARDS 8-60 13-105 FUMBLES-LOST 1-0 0-0 TIME OF POSSESSION 31:37 28:23 PLAYER STATISTICS Missed field goals: None. Minnesota rushing: Robert Smith 15-73, Leroy Hoard 9-26, Charles Evans 2-8, Randall Cunningham 2-2, David Palmer 1-minus 6. Tennessee rushing: Eddie George 14-54, Steve Mcnair 3-35, Rodney Thomas 3-10, Mike Archie 1-minus 9. Minnesota passing: Randall Cunningham 23-35 for 235 yards, 1 INT, 2 TD. Tennessee passing: Steve Mcnair 16-33 for 261 yards, 0 INT, 0 TD, Steve Matthews 2-3 for 24 yards, 0 INT, 0 TD. Minnesota receiving: Cris Carter 6-78, Randy Moss 5-32, Matthew Hatchette 3-54, Robert Smith 3-46, David Palmer 2-8, Charles Evans 2-7, Andrew Glover 1-10, Hunter Goodwin 1-0. Tennessee receiving: Jackie Harris 4-83, Derrick Mason 3-75, Kevin Dyson 3-40, Frank Wycheck 3-32, Yancey Thigpen 3-31, Michael Roan 1-13, Eddie George 1-11. Minnesota tackles-assists-sacks (unofficial): Ed Mcdaniel 6-2-1, Robert Griffith 6-1-0, Orlando Thomas 6-0-0, Jimmy Hitchcock 5-1-0, Dwayne Rudd 4-1-1, Jerry Ball 4-0-0, Bobby Houston 3-1-0, John Randle 1-2-0, Pete Bercich 2-0-0, Corey Fuller 1-1-0, Tony Williams 1-1-0, Jason Fisk 1-0-0. Tennessee tackles-assists-sacks (unofficial): Denard Walker 7-3-0, Blaine Bishop 7-2-0, Steve Jackson 7-0-0, Darryll Lewis 6-0-0, Joe Bowden 3-2-0, Josh Evans 3-1-0, Eddie Robinson 3-0-0, Lonnie Marts 3-0-0, Gary Walker 2-1-0, James Roberson 2-1-0, Joe Salavea 2-0-0, Pratt Lyons 1-1-0, Dainon Sidney 1-1-0, Dennis Stallings 1-1-0, Henry Ford 0-2-0. Interceptions: Tennessee (Darryll Lewis 1 for 0 yards). Fumbles lost: None. Opponent's fumbles recovered: None. Officials: Referee-Tom White, Umpire-Jim Quirk, Head linesman-James Wilson, Line judge-Ben Montgomery, Back judge-Bob Waggoner, Side judge-Dave Wyant, Field judge-Scott Steenson. A: 41,121; T: 4:04.


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