Miami Dolphins at New England Patriots

November 23, 1997

Quarter 1st 2nd 3rd 4th Final
Miami Dolphins 0 3 7 14 24
New England Patriots 3 21 3 0 27

Scoring Summary
1st Quarter
13:18 NE FG FG Adam Vinatieri 36 NE 3, Mia 0
2nd Quarter
4:12 Mia FG FG Olindo Mare 25 NE 3, Mia 3
12:23 NE TD Troy Brown 35 pass from David Meggett (Adam Vinatieri Kick) NE 10, Mia 3
13:16 NE TD Larry Whigham 60 interception return (Adam Vinatieri Kick) NE 17, Mia 3
14:49 NE TD Jimmy Hitchcock 100 interception return (Adam Vinatieri Kick) NE 24, Mia 3
3rd Quarter
5:00 NE FG FG Adam Vinatieri 27 NE 27, Mia 3
7:40 Mia TD Abdul-Karim Al-Jabbar 1 run (Olindo Mare Kick) NE 27, Mia 10
4th Quarter
3:04 Mia TD Abdul-Karim Al-Jabbar 1 run (Olindo Mare Kick) NE 27, Mia 17
14:50 Mia TD Abdul-Karim Al-Jabbar 1 run (Olindo Mare Kick) NE 27, Mia 24

Attendance: 59,002
Missed Field Goals: NE - Adam Vinatieri 30

Team Statistics
  Miami Dolphins New England Patriots
First downs 33 15
Rushes - yards 22 - 36 24 - 84
Passing 370 234
Punt returns 2 - 14 2 - 12
Kickoff returns 6 - 101 3 - 65
Interception returns 0 - 0 3 - 160
Pass attempts - Completions - Had Intercepted 38 - 60 - 3 16 - 27 - 0
Sacked - yards lost 3 - 19 1 - 8
Punts 3 - 37.0 2 - 44.0
Fumbles - lost 0 - 0 0 - 0
Penalties - yards 3 - 35 8 - 76
Time of possession 34:15 25:45

Passing
Miami Dolphins Att Cmp Yds Avg TD Int Lg Sack Loss Rating
Dan Marino 60 38 389 6.48 0 3 27 3 19 61.0
New England Patriots Att Cmp Yds Avg TD Int Lg Sack Loss Rating
Drew Bledsoe 26 15 207 7.96 0 0 51 1 8 83.3
David Meggett 1 1 35 35.00 1 0 35t 0 0 158.3

Rushing
Miami Dolphins Att Yds Avg Lg TD
Abdul-Karim Al-Jabbar 18 33 1.8 9 3
Ray Nealy 1 2 2.0 2 0
Jerris McPhail 1 1 1.0 1 0
Bernie Parmalee 1 1 1.0 1 0
Dan Marino 1 -1 -1.0 -1 0
New England Patriots Att Yds Avg Lg TD
Curtis Martin 22 80 3.6 14 0
Drew Bledsoe 1 3 3.0 3 0
Sam Gash 1 1 1.0 1 0

Receiving
Miami Dolphins Rec Yds Avg Lg TD
O.J. McDuffie 9 110 12.2 27 0
Charles Jordan 5 78 15.6 20 0
Brian Manning 5 60 12.0 21 0
Jerris McPhail 5 47 9.4 15 0
Lamar Thomas 4 53 13.2 23 0
Abdul-Karim Al-Jabbar 4 14 3.5 6 0
Troy Drayton 3 18 6.0 12 0
Ed Perry 3 9 3.0 6 0
New England Patriots Rec Yds Avg Lg TD
Shawn Jefferson 4 71 17.8 25 0
Keith Byars 3 58 19.3 51 0
Troy Brown 3 46 15.3 35t 1
Ben Coates 3 39 13.0 18 0
Curtis Martin 2 18 9.0 13 0
Sam Gash 1 10 10.0 10 0

Kickoff Returns
Miami Dolphins Num Yds Avg FC Lg TD
Corey Harris 5 101 20.2 0 34 0
Dwight Hollier 1 0 0.0 0 0 0
New England Patriots Num Yds Avg FC Lg TD
David Meggett 2 39 19.5 0 30 0
Derrick Cullors 1 26 26.0 0 26 0

Punt Returns
Miami Dolphins Num Yds Avg FC Lg TD
Charles Jordan 2 14 7.0 0 11 0
New England Patriots Num Yds Avg FC Lg TD
David Meggett 2 12 6.0 0 7 0

Punting
Miami Dolphins Punts Yds Avg Lg TB In20 Blk Net OppRet RetYds
John Kidd 3 111 37.0 42 0 0 0 33.0 2 12
New England Patriots Punts Yds Avg Lg TB In20 Blk Net OppRet RetYds
Tom Tupa 2 88 44.0 45 0 0 0 37.0 2 14

Defense
Miami Dolphins Sacks Loss Ints Yds Avg Lg TD
Jason Taylor 1.0 8.0 0 0 0.0 0 0
New England Patriots Sacks Loss Ints Yds Avg Lg TD
Larry Whigham 0.0 0.0 2 60 30.0 60t 1
Jimmy Hitchcock 0.0 0.0 1 100 100.0 100t 1
Mike Jones 1.0 6.0 0 0 0.0 0 0
Chris Slade 2.0 13.0 0 0 0.0 0 0

1997 NFL Scoreboard - Week 13
Sunday, November 23, 1997
Buffalo 14
Tennessee 31
Boxscore FINAL
Indianapolis 10
Detroit 32
Boxscore FINAL
Miami 24
New England 27
Boxscore FINAL
Pittsburgh 20
Philadelphia 23
Boxscore FINAL
Arizona 16
Baltimore 13
Boxscore FINAL
Dallas 17
Green Bay 45
Boxscore FINAL
Minnesota 21
NY Jets 23
Boxscore FINAL
New Orleans 3
Atlanta 20
Boxscore FINAL
Tampa Bay 7
Chicago 13
Boxscore FINAL
Jacksonville 26
Cincinnati 31
Boxscore FINAL
Kansas City 19
Seattle 14
Boxscore FINAL
San Diego 10
San Francisco 17
Boxscore FINAL
Carolina 16
St. Louis 10
Boxscore FINAL
NY Giants 7
Washington 7
Boxscore FINAL/OT
Monday, November 24, 1997
Oakland 3
Denver 31
Boxscore FINAL
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