How the game was played

December 23, 1996

First quarter

Team -- Houston

Start -- HO27

Finish -- TD

Drive -- 8 plays, 73 yards, 4: 39. McNair 20 pass to Harmon to Ravens' 42; George 40 run to Ravens' 2.

Result -- TD; Houston 7-0

Team -- Ravens

Start -- R34

Finish -- R34

Drive -- 3 plays, 0 yards, 0: 34. Testaverde starts game with three incompletions.

Result -- Punt

Team -- Houston

Start -- HO17

Finish -- HO45

Drive -- 6 plays, 28 yards, 3: 25. Ravens stop Harmon on 3rd-and-2.

Result -- Punt

XTC Team -- Ravens

Start -- R14

Finish -- TD 1 play, 86 yards, 0: 12. Jackson TD catch from Testaverde along left sideline.

Result -- TD; Tied 7-7

Team -- Houston

Start -- HO28

Finish -- R19

Drive -- 9 plays, 53 yards, 4: 58. George 8 run to Houston 42; McNair 39 pass to Harmon on 3rd-and-4 to Ravens' 9.

Result -- FG; Houston 10-7

Second quarter

Team -- Ravens

Start -- R34

Finish -- HO25

Drive -- 6 plays, 41 yards, 3: 42. Morris: four carries, 37 yards.

Result -- Interception

Team -- Houston

Start -- HO20

Finish -- HO23

Drive -- 3 plays, 3 yards, 1: 40. McNair fumbles snap on 3rd down.

Result -- Punt

Team -- Ravens

Start -- R41

Finish -- R34

Drive -- 6 plays, -7 yards, 4: 17. Testaverde sacked twice for losses of 35 yards.

Result -- Punt

Team -- Houston

Start -- HO33

Finish -- TD

Drive -- 9 plays, 67 yards, 4: 41. McNair 15 pass to George to Houston 48; McNair 13 pass to Sanders to Ravens' 23.

Result -- TD; Houston 17-7

Team -- Ravens

Start -- R7

Finish -- HO48

Drive -- 8 plays, 45 yards, 1: 52. Testaverde sacked on 3rd down.

Result -- Half

Third quarter

Team -- Ravens

Start -- R20

Finish -- HO42

Drive -- 6 plays, 38 yards, 5: 03. Ravens penalized twice for 20 yards; flea-flicker intercepted by Bishop.

Result -- Interception

Team -- Houston

Start -- HO16

Finish -- TD

Drive -- 13 plays, 84 yards, 8: 38. McNair: 6-for-7, 56 yards passing, 27 yards rushing.

Result -- TD; Houston 24-7

Fourth quarter

Team -- Ravens

Start -- R42

Finish -- TD

Drive -- 7 plays, 58 yards, 2: 43. Morris: five carries, 41 yards.

Result -- TD; Houston 24-14

Team -- Houston

Start -- HO23

Finish -- HO31

Drive -- 3 plays, 8 yards, 1: 35. McNair misses Wilson on 3rd-and-2.

Result -- Punt

Team -- Ravens

Start -- R41

Finish -- R45

Drive -- 6 plays, 4 yards, 2: 44. Testaverde sacked on 2nd down and throws illegal forward pass on 3rd down.

Result -- Punt

Team -- Houston

Start -- HO20

Finish -- HO41

Drive -- 10 plays, 21 yards, 6: 42. McNair sacked on third down.

Result -- Punt

Team -- Ravens

Start -- R12

Finish -- TD 10 plays, 88 yards, 2: 22. Testaverde 16 pass to Turner to Ravens' 48; Testaverde 25 pass to Morris to Houston 9.

Result -- TD; Houston 24-21

Team -- Houston

Start -- HO36

Finish -- HO35

Drive -- 1 play, -1 yard, 0: 13.

Result-- Game

Pub Date: 12/23/96

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