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National Football League
BOXSCORE | PLAY-BY-PLAY | RECAP
Minnesota 37, Detroit 35
When: 1:00 PM ET, Sunday, January 3, 2021
Where: Ford Field, Detroit, Michigan
Temperature: Dome
Head Official: Adrian Hill
Attendance: 0
Final Scoring Summary
 
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Minnesota 71410637
Detroit 61013635
1st Quarter
1Q 15:00 Minnesota
DET 35 3-J. Fox kicks 65 yards, touchback.
1 and 10 - MIN 25 15:00 8-K. Cousins pass to 30-C. Ham for 14 yards.
1 and 10 - MIN 39 14:29 8-K. Cousins pass to 19-A. Thielen for 5 yards. PENALTY on Minnesota, Offensive Holding, 10 yards, enforced at MIN 39 - No play.
1 and 20 - MIN 29 14:07 25-A. Mattison rush for 5 yards.
2 and 15 - MIN 34 13:31 8-K. Cousins pass incomplete to 12-C. Beebe.
3 and 15 - MIN 34 13:26 8-K. Cousins pass incomplete to 83-T. Conklin.
4 and 15 - MIN 34 13:22 2-B. Colquitt punts 49 yards, 39-J. Agnew returns for 10 yards.
1Q 13:09 Detroit
1 and 10 - DET 27 13:09 32-D. Swift rush for 4 yards.
2 and 6 - DET 31 12:35 9-M. Stafford pass to 32-D. Swift for -1 yard.
3 and 7 - DET 30 11:56 9-M. Stafford pass incomplete to 80-D. Amendola.
4 and 7 - DET 30 11:50 3-J. Fox punts 58 yards, 12-C. Beebe returns for 13 yards.
1Q 11:37 Minnesota
1 and 10 - MIN 25 11:37 25-A. Mattison rush for 2 yards.
2 and 8 - MIN 27 11:01 25-A. Mattison rush for 1 yard.
3 and 7 - MIN 28 10:20 8-K. Cousins pass to 31-A. Abdullah for 6 yards.
4 and 1 - MIN 34 9:37 2-B. Colquitt punts 50 yards, 39-J. Agnew returns for 12 yards, fumble by 39-J. Agnew (forced fumble by 47-H. Nickerson), RECOVERED by 42-A. DePaola returned for no gain. PENALTY on Detroit, Illegal Block Above the Waist (declined).
1Q 9:23 Minnesota
1 and 10 - DET 42 9:23 8-K. Cousins pass incomplete to 83-T. Conklin.
2 and 10 - DET 42 9:18 8-K. Cousins, sacked for 6 yards (95-R. Okwara).
3 and 16 - DET 48 8:35 8-K. Cousins pass incomplete to 18-J. Jefferson.
4 and 16 - DET 48 8:29 2-B. Colquitt punts 38 yards, fair catch by 39-J. Agnew.
1Q 8:21 Detroit
1 and 10 - DET 10 8:21 9-M. Stafford pass to 88-T. Hockenson for 9 yards.
2 and 1 - DET 19 7:48 32-D. Swift rush for 3 yards.
1 and 10 - DET 22 7:13 9-M. Stafford pass to 11-M. Jones Jr. for 23 yards.
1 and 10 - DET 45 6:35 32-D. Swift rush for 4 yards.
2 and 6 - DET 49 6:00 32-D. Swift rush for 5 yards.
3 and 1 - MIN 46 5:25 Direct snap to 12-M. Sanu Sr., 12-M. Sanu Sr. rush for 3 yards.
1 and 10 - MIN 43 4:53 9-M. Stafford pass to 11-M. Jones Jr. for 43 yards, TOUCHDOWN.
5-M. Prater extra point is NO GOOD.
MIN 0    DET 6    Plays: 7    Possession: 3:36
1Q 4:45 Minnesota
DET 35 3-J. Fox kicks 64 yards, 31-A. Abdullah returns for 29 yards, forced out of bounds.
1 and 10 - MIN 30 4:39 25-A. Mattison rush for 6 yards.
2 and 4 - MIN 36 4:03 8-K. Cousins pass incomplete to 18-J. Jefferson.
3 and 4 - MIN 36 3:57 8-K. Cousins pass to 18-J. Jefferson for 13 yards.
1 and 10 - MIN 49 3:17 8-K. Cousins pass to 25-A. Mattison for 15 yards.
1 and 10 - DET 36 2:40 25-A. Mattison rush for 4 yards.
2 and 6 - DET 32 2:04 8-K. Cousins, sacked for 7 yards (21-T. Walker).
3 and 13 - DET 39 1:24 8-K. Cousins pass to 18-J. Jefferson for 9 yards, fumble by 18-J. Jefferson (forced fumble by 51-J. Tavai), RECOVERED by 56-G. Bradbury returned for 2 yards.
4 and 2 - DET 28 0:43 8-K. Cousins pass to 25-A. Mattison for 28 yards, TOUCHDOWN.
5-D. Bailey extra point is GOOD.
MIN 7    DET 6    Plays: 8    Possession: 4:11
1Q 0:34 Detroit
MIN 35 5-D. Bailey kicks 65 yards, touchback.
1 and 10 - DET 25 0:34 9-M. Stafford pass to 11-M. Jones Jr. for 3 yards.
END QUARTER 1
2nd Quarter
Detroit continued...
2 and 7 - DET 28 15:00 28-A. Peterson rush for 38 yards, forced out of bounds.
1 and 10 - MIN 34 14:26 9-M. Stafford rush for -6 yards, fumble by 9-M. Stafford, RECOVERED by 9-M. Stafford returned for no gain, pass incomplete. PENALTY on Detroit, Ineligible Downfield Pass, 5 yards, enforced at MIN 34 - No play.
1 and 15 - MIN 39 14:21 9-M. Stafford pass to 88-T. Hockenson for 15 yards.
1 and 10 - MIN 24 13:44 28-A. Peterson rush for 4 yards.
2 and 6 - MIN 20 13:24 9-M. Stafford pass to 87-Q. Cephus for 20 yards, TOUCHDOWN.
5-M. Prater extra point is GOOD.
MIN 7    DET 13    Plays: 5    Possession: 2:15
2Q 13:19 Minnesota
DET 35 3-J. Fox kicks 61 yards, 31-A. Abdullah returns for 17 yards.
1 and 10 - MIN 21 13:13 8-K. Cousins pass to 84-I. Smith Jr. for 25 yards.
1 and 10 - MIN 46 12:35 8-K. Cousins pass to 83-T. Conklin for 11 yards.
1 and 10 - DET 43 11:52 25-A. Mattison rush for 1 yard.
2 and 9 - DET 42 11:07 8-K. Cousins pass to 83-T. Conklin for 19 yards.
1 and 10 - DET 23 10:24 8-K. Cousins pass to 19-A. Thielen for 14 yards.
1 and goal - DET 9 9:44 25-A. Mattison rush for 5 yards.
2 and goal - DET 4 9:01 8-K. Cousins pass incomplete to 19-A. Thielen.
3 and goal - DET 4 8:56 8-K. Cousins pass to 31-A. Abdullah for 4 yards, TOUCHDOWN.
5-D. Bailey extra point is GOOD.
MIN 14    DET 13    Plays: 8    Possession: 4:28
2Q 8:51 Detroit
MIN 35 5-D. Bailey kicks 65 yards, touchback.
1 and 10 - DET 25 8:51 9-M. Stafford pass to 11-M. Jones Jr. for 38 yards.
1 and 10 - MIN 37 8:08 9-M. Stafford pass incomplete to 12-M. Sanu Sr..
2 and 10 - MIN 37 8:04 32-D. Swift rush for 1 yard.
3 and 9 - MIN 36 7:21 9-M. Stafford pass incomplete to 12-M. Sanu Sr..
4 and 9 - MIN 36 7:17 5-M. Prater 54 yard field goal is GOOD.
MIN 14    DET 16    Plays: 5    Possession: 1:34
2Q 7:13 Minnesota
DET 35 3-J. Fox kicks 67 yards, 31-A. Abdullah returns for 33 yards.
1 and 10 - MIN 31 7:05 8-K. Cousins pass to 19-A. Thielen for 20 yards.
1 and 10 - DET 49 6:31 8-K. Cousins pass to 19-A. Thielen for 9 yards.
2 and 1 - DET 40 5:57 25-A. Mattison rush for 5 yards.
1 and 10 - DET 35 5:25 25-A. Mattison rush for 20 yards.
1 and 10 - DET 15 4:44 8-K. Cousins pass incomplete to 30-C. Ham.
2 and 10 - DET 15 4:40 25-A. Mattison rush for 1 yard.
3 and 9 - DET 14 4:00 PENALTY on Minnesota, False Start, 5 yards, enforced at DET 14 - No play.
3 and 14 - DET 19 3:43 8-K. Cousins, sacked for 9 yards (92-K. Strong).
4 and 23 - DET 28 2:58 5-D. Bailey 46 yard field goal is NO GOOD.
2Q 2:53 Detroit
1 and 10 - DET 36 2:53 28-A. Peterson rush for 6 yards.
2 and 4 - DET 42 2:18 9-M. Stafford pass to 83-J. James for 2 yards.
Two minute warning
3 and 2 - DET 44 2:00 9-M. Stafford rush for 4 yards.
1 and 10 - DET 48 1:25 9-M. Stafford pass incomplete to 33-K. Johnson.
2 and 10 - DET 48 1:18 9-M. Stafford pass incomplete to 12-M. Sanu Sr..
3 and 10 - DET 48 1:10 9-M. Stafford, sacked for 5 yards (51-H. Mata'afa).
Minnesota timeout at 1:04
4 and 15 - DET 43 1:04 3-J. Fox punts 43 yards, 12-C. Beebe returns for 7 yards.
2Q 0:55 Minnesota
1 and 10 - MIN 21 0:55 8-K. Cousins pass to 18-J. Jefferson for 8 yards.
Detroit timeout at 0:44
2 and 2 - MIN 29 0:44 8-K. Cousins pass to 12-C. Beebe for 4 yards, ran out of bounds.
1 and 10 - MIN 33 0:39 8-K. Cousins pass to 31-A. Abdullah for -3 yards.
Minnesota timeout at 0:35
2 and 13 - MIN 30 0:35 8-K. Cousins pass to 19-A. Thielen for 14 yards.
Minnesota timeout at 0:28
1 and 10 - MIN 44 0:28 8-K. Cousins pass to 83-T. Conklin for 10 yards, fumble by 83-T. Conklin (forced fumble by 51-J. Tavai), ball out of bounds.
1 and 10 - DET 46 0:14 8-K. Cousins pass incomplete to 18-J. Jefferson. PENALTY on Detroit, Defensive Offside, 6 yards, enforced at DET 46 - No play.
Detroit timeout at 0:11
1 and 4 - DET 40 0:11 8-K. Cousins pass to 12-C. Beebe for 40 yards, TOUCHDOWN.
5-D. Bailey extra point is GOOD.
MIN 21    DET 16    Plays: 6    Possession: 0:51
2Q 0:04 Detroit
MIN 35 5-D. Bailey kicks 40 yards, 12-M. Sanu Sr. returns for 15 yards.
END QUARTER 2
3rd Quarter
3Q 15:00 Detroit
MIN 35 5-D. Bailey kicks 68 yards, 39-J. Agnew returns for 70 yards.
1 and 10 - MIN 33 14:49 9-M. Stafford pass to 12-M. Sanu Sr. for 7 yards.
2 and 3 - MIN 26 14:15 9-M. Stafford pass to 11-M. Jones Jr. for 26 yards, TOUCHDOWN.
5-M. Prater extra point is GOOD.
MIN 21    DET 23    Plays: 2    Possession: 0:51
3Q 14:09 Minnesota
DET 35 3-J. Fox kicks 62 yards, 31-A. Abdullah returns for 28 yards, forced out of bounds.
1 and 10 - MIN 31 14:02 8-K. Cousins pass to 18-J. Jefferson for 15 yards.
1 and 10 - MIN 46 13:29 25-A. Mattison rush for 2 yards.
2 and 8 - MIN 48 12:51 8-K. Cousins pass to 18-J. Jefferson for 38 yards. PENALTY on Detroit, Roughing the Passer, 7 yards, enforced at DET 14.
1 and goal - DET 7 12:24 8-K. Cousins pass incomplete.
2 and goal - DET 7 12:18 25-A. Mattison rush for 5 yards.
3 and goal - DET 2 11:38 25-A. Mattison rush for 2 yards, TOUCHDOWN.
5-D. Bailey extra point is GOOD.
MIN 28    DET 23    Plays: 6    Possession: 2:34
3Q 11:35 Detroit
MIN 35 5-D. Bailey kicks 69 yards, 39-J. Agnew returns for 24 yards.
1 and 10 - DET 20 11:29 32-D. Swift rush for 6 yards.
2 and 4 - DET 26 10:53 PENALTY on Detroit, False Start, 5 yards, enforced at DET 26 - No play.
2 and 9 - DET 21 10:33 32-D. Swift rush for -1 yard.
3 and 10 - DET 20 9:49 9-M. Stafford pass intended for 11-M. Jones Jr., INTERCEPTED by 22-H. Smith at DET 32, returned for 9 yards.
3Q 9:41 Minnesota
1 and 10 - DET 23 9:41 8-K. Cousins pass incomplete to 84-I. Smith Jr..
2 and 10 - DET 23 9:35 8-K. Cousins pass to 18-J. Jefferson for 15 yards.
1 and goal - DET 8 8:57 8-K. Cousins pass incomplete to 18-J. Jefferson.
2 and goal - DET 8 8:52 8-K. Cousins rush for 4 yards.
3 and goal - DET 4 8:08 8-K. Cousins pass incomplete.
4 and goal - DET 4 7:59 5-D. Bailey 23 yard field goal is GOOD.
MIN 31    DET 23    Plays: 6    Possession: 1:42
3Q 7:55 Detroit
MIN 35 5-D. Bailey kicks 65 yards, touchback.
1 and 10 - DET 25 7:55 28-A. Peterson rush for 5 yards.
2 and 5 - DET 30 7:16 9-M. Stafford pass incomplete to 87-Q. Cephus.
3 and 5 - DET 30 7:09 9-M. Stafford pass to 80-D. Amendola for 6 yards.
1 and 10 - DET 36 6:34 9-M. Stafford pass incomplete to 12-M. Sanu Sr..
2 and 10 - DET 36 6:28 28-A. Peterson rush for 4 yards.
3 and 6 - DET 40 5:40 9-M. Stafford pass to 87-Q. Cephus for 31 yards.
1 and 10 - MIN 29 5:01 32-D. Swift rush for 6 yards.
2 and 4 - MIN 23 4:19 9-M. Stafford pass to 32-D. Swift for 18 yards, forced out of bounds.
1 and goal - MIN 5 3:49 32-D. Swift rush for 3 yards.
2 and goal - MIN 2 3:08 28-A. Peterson rush for 2 yards, TOUCHDOWN.
9-M. Stafford pass incomplete to 11-M. Jones Jr., 2pt Conversion FAILS.
MIN 31    DET 29    Plays: 10    Possession: 4:53
3Q 3:02 Minnesota
DET 35 3-J. Fox kicks 65 yards, touchback.
1 and 10 - MIN 25 3:02 25-A. Mattison rush for 1 yard.
2 and 9 - MIN 26 2:29 8-K. Cousins pass to 25-A. Mattison for 7 yards, forced out of bounds.
3 and 2 - MIN 33 1:59 25-A. Mattison rush for 4 yards.
1 and 10 - MIN 37 1:19 8-K. Cousins pass incomplete to 18-J. Jefferson. PENALTY on Detroit, Defensive Pass Interference, 18 yards, enforced at MIN 37 - No play.
1 and 10 - DET 45 1:13 8-K. Cousins pass incomplete to 83-T. Conklin.
2 and 10 - DET 45 1:09 8-K. Cousins pass to 18-J. Jefferson for 14 yards, ran out of bounds.
1 and 10 - DET 31 0:42 25-A. Mattison rush for 7 yards.
2 and 3 - DET 24 0:12 25-A. Mattison rush for 4 yards.
END QUARTER 3
4th Quarter
Minnesota continued...
1 and 10 - DET 20 15:00 25-A. Mattison rush for 4 yards. PENALTY on Minnesota, Offensive Holding, 10 yards, enforced at DET 20 - No play.
1 and 20 - DET 30 14:32 23-M. Boone rush for 19 yards.
2 and 1 - DET 11 13:52 23-M. Boone rush for 5 yards.
1 and goal - DET 6 13:15 23-M. Boone rush for 4 yards.
Detroit timeout at 12:40
2 and goal - DET 2 12:40 23-M. Boone rush for 1 yard.
3 and goal - DET 1 11:59 23-M. Boone rush for no gain.
4 and goal - DET 1 11:18 8-K. Cousins, sacked for 13 yards (21-T. Walker). PENALTY on Detroit, Roughing the Passer, 0 yards, enforced at DET 1 - No play.
1 and goal - DET 1 11:15 25-A. Mattison rush for no gain.
2 and goal - DET 1 10:36 8-K. Cousins rush for 1 yard, TOUCHDOWN.
5-D. Bailey extra point is NO GOOD.
MIN 37    DET 29    Plays: 14    Possession: 7:30
4Q 10:32 Detroit
MIN 35 5-D. Bailey kicks 65 yards, touchback.
1 and 10 - DET 25 10:32 9-M. Stafford pass incomplete to 32-D. Swift. PENALTY on Detroit, Offensive Holding, 10 yards, enforced at DET 25 - No play.
1 and 20 - DET 15 10:22 9-M. Stafford pass to 11-M. Jones Jr. for 21 yards.
1 and 10 - DET 36 9:40 32-D. Swift rush for 13 yards.
1 and 10 - DET 49 9:02 32-D. Swift rush for 8 yards, forced out of bounds.
2 and 2 - MIN 43 8:27 9-M. Stafford pass to 88-T. Hockenson for 1 yard.
3 and 1 - MIN 42 7:44 9-M. Stafford pass incomplete to 11-M. Jones Jr..
4 and 1 - MIN 42 7:39 28-A. Peterson rush for 4 yards.
1 and 10 - MIN 38 6:58 9-M. Stafford pass to 11-M. Jones Jr. for 38 yards, TOUCHDOWN. Official challenged the ruling, and the play was REVERSED, 9-M. Stafford pass incomplete to 11-M. Jones Jr..
2 and 10 - MIN 38 6:52 9-M. Stafford pass to 32-D. Swift for -1 yard.
3 and 11 - MIN 39 6:08 9-M. Stafford pass to 11-M. Jones Jr. for 16 yards, ran out of bounds.
1 and 10 - MIN 23 5:55 9-M. Stafford pass to 12-M. Sanu Sr. for 6 yards, forced out of bounds.
2 and 4 - MIN 17 5:29 9-M. Stafford rush for 5 yards, ran out of bounds.
1 and 10 - MIN 12 4:56 9-M. Stafford pass incomplete to 86-H. Bryant.
2 and 10 - MIN 12 4:51 9-M. Stafford pass to 11-M. Jones Jr. for 10 yards.
1 and goal - MIN 2 4:30 32-D. Swift rush for 2 yards, TOUCHDOWN.
9-M. Stafford pass incomplete to 87-Q. Cephus, 2pt Conversion FAILS.
MIN 37    DET 35    Plays: 14    Possession: 6:06
4Q 4:26 Minnesota
DET 35 3-J. Fox kicks 65 yards, touchback.
1 and 10 - MIN 25 4:26 8-K. Cousins pass to 30-C. Ham for 30 yards, forced out of bounds.
1 and 10 - DET 45 4:16 25-A. Mattison rush for 10 yards. PENALTY on Minnesota, Offensive Holding, 10 yards, enforced at DET 45 - No play.
1 and 20 - MIN 45 4:08 8-K. Cousins pass to 18-J. Jefferson for 13 yards.
2 and 7 - DET 42 3:29 8-K. Cousins pass to 18-J. Jefferson for 8 yards, ran out of bounds.
1 and 10 - DET 34 3:25 25-A. Mattison rush for 5 yards.
2 and 5 - DET 29 2:41 25-A. Mattison rush for -1 yard.
Detroit timeout at 2:34
3 and 6 - DET 30 2:34 8-K. Cousins pass to 84-I. Smith Jr. for 5 yards, forced out of bounds.
Detroit timeout at 2:28
4 and 1 - DET 25 2:28 25-A. Mattison rush for 16 yards.
Two minute warning
1 and goal - DET 9 2:00 8-K. Cousins kneels for -1 yard.
2 and goal - DET 10 1:17 8-K. Cousins kneels for -2 yards.
3 and goal - DET 12 0:38 8-K. Cousins kneels for -1 yard.
END OF GAME
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