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New England Patriots at Tampa Bay Buccaneers

November 16, 1997

Quarter 1st 2nd 3rd 4th Final
New England Patriots 0 0 0 7 7
Tampa Bay Buccaneers 7 3 7 10 27

Scoring Summary
1st Quarter
12:30 TB TD Errict Rhett 1 run (Michael Husted Kick) TB 7, NE 0
2nd Quarter
14:55 TB FG FG Michael Husted 44 TB 10, NE 0
3rd Quarter
4:00 TB TD Dave Moore 7 pass from Trent Dilfer (Michael Husted Kick) TB 17, NE 0
4th Quarter
4:00 TB TD Mike Alstott 1 run (Michael Husted Kick) TB 24, NE 0
9:44 TB FG FG Michael Husted 44 TB 27, NE 0
14:52 NE TD Lovett Purnell 6 pass from Scott Zolak (Adam Vinatieri Kick) TB 27, NE 7

Attendance: 70,479
Missed Field Goals: None

Team Statistics
  New England Patriots Tampa Bay Buccaneers
First downs 10 21
Rushes - yards 16 - 75 41 - 146
Passing 93 202
Punt returns 1 - 6 3 - 37
Kickoff returns 4 - 86 1 - 10
Interception returns 0 - 0 2 - 13
Pass attempts - Completions - Had Intercepted 16 - 31 - 2 21 - 29 - 0
Sacked - yards lost 5 - 58 1 - 7
Punts 7 - 41.9 2 - 48.0
Fumbles - lost 2 - 1 5 - 2
Penalties - yards 6 - 38 3 - 15
Time of possession 20:32 39:28

Passing
New England Patriots Att Cmp Yds Avg TD Int Lg Sack Loss Rating
Drew Bledsoe 25 13 117 4.68 0 2 21 5 58 31.6
Scott Zolak 6 3 34 5.67 1 0 19 0 0 106.9
Tampa Bay Buccaneers Att Cmp Yds Avg TD Int Lg Sack Loss Rating
Trent Dilfer 29 21 209 7.21 1 0 25 1 7 104.0

Rushing
New England Patriots Att Yds Avg Lg TD
Derrick Cullors 4 41 10.2 24 0
Curtis Martin 8 26 3.2 18 0
Keith Byars 2 5 2.5 5 0
Sam Gash 1 4 4.0 4 0
Drew Bledsoe 1 -1 -1.0 -1 0
Tampa Bay Buccaneers Att Yds Avg Lg TD
Mike Alstott 16 91 5.7 14 1
Warrick Dunn 14 36 2.6 6 0
Errict Rhett 8 15 1.9 7 1
Karl Williams 1 5 5.0 5 0
Steve Walsh 2 -1 -0.5 0 0

Receiving
New England Patriots Rec Yds Avg Lg TD
Troy Brown 5 58 11.6 21 0
Curtis Martin 4 23 5.8 10 0
Ben Coates 3 27 9.0 11 0
Shawn Jefferson 2 28 14.0 15 0
Dietrich Jells 1 9 9.0 9 0
Lovett Purnell 1 6 6.0 6t 1
Tampa Bay Buccaneers Rec Yds Avg Lg TD
Warrick Dunn 4 20 5.0 8 0
Jackie Harris 3 51 17.0 25 0
Karl Williams 3 36 12.0 18 0
Mike Alstott 3 35 11.7 12 0
Reidel Anthony 3 24 8.0 10 0
Horace Copeland 3 20 6.7 14 0
Dave Moore 2 23 11.5 16 1

Kickoff Returns
New England Patriots Num Yds Avg FC Lg TD
David Meggett 3 77 25.7 0 36 0
Derrick Cullors 1 9 9.0 0 9 0
Tampa Bay Buccaneers Num Yds Avg FC Lg TD
Warrick Dunn 1 10 10.0 0 10 0

Punt Returns
New England Patriots Num Yds Avg FC Lg TD
David Meggett 1 6 6.0 0 6 0
Tampa Bay Buccaneers Num Yds Avg FC Lg TD
Karl Williams 2 31 15.5 0 20 0
Warrick Dunn 1 6 6.0 0 6 0

Punting
New England Patriots Punts Yds Avg Lg TB In20 Blk Net OppRet RetYds
Tom Tupa 7 293 41.9 54 2 0 0 30.9 3 37
Tampa Bay Buccaneers Punts Yds Avg Lg TB In20 Blk Net OppRet RetYds
Sean Landeta 2 96 48.0 50 1 1 0 35.0 1 6

Defense
New England Patriots Sacks Loss Ints Yds Avg Lg TD
Chris Canty 1.0 7.0 0 0 0.0 0 0
Tampa Bay Buccaneers Sacks Loss Ints Yds Avg Lg TD
Derrick Brooks 0.0 0.0 1 13 13.0 13 0
Donnie Abraham 0.0 0.0 1 0 0.0 0 0
Brad Culpepper 1.0 10.0 0 0 0.0 0 0
Tyoka Jackson 1.0 17.0 0 0 0.0 0 0
Anthony Parker 1.0 7.0 0 0 0.0 0 0
Warren Sapp 1.0 11.0 0 0 0.0 0 0
Regan Upshaw 1.0 13.0 0 0 0.0 0 0

1997 NFL Scoreboard - Week 12
Sunday, November 16, 1997
Arizona 10
NY Giants 19
Boxscore FINAL
Atlanta 27
St. Louis 21
Boxscore FINAL
Green Bay 38
Indianapolis 41
Boxscore FINAL
Minnesota 15
Detroit 38
Boxscore FINAL
New England 7
Tampa Bay 27
Boxscore FINAL
Cincinnati 3
Pittsburgh 20
Boxscore FINAL
Denver 22
Kansas City 24
Boxscore FINAL
Tennessee 9
Jacksonville 17
Boxscore FINAL
Philadelphia 10
Baltimore 10
Boxscore FINAL/OT
Seattle 17
New Orleans 20
Boxscore FINAL/OT
Washington 14
Dallas 17
Boxscore FINAL
Carolina 19
San Francisco 27
Boxscore FINAL
NY Jets 23
Chicago 15
Boxscore FINAL
Oakland 38
San Diego 13
Boxscore FINAL
Monday, November 17, 1997
Buffalo 13
Miami 30
Boxscore FINAL
Complete Scoreboard