Miami Dolphins at New England Patriots

AFC Wild Card Game
December 28, 1997

Quarter 1st 2nd 3rd 4th Final
Miami Dolphins 0 0 0 3 3
New England Patriots 0 7 10 0 17

Scoring Summary
2nd Quarter
4:33 NE TD Troy Brown 24 pass from Drew Bledsoe (Adam Vinatieri Kick) NE 7, Mia 0
3rd Quarter
0:55 NE TD Todd Collins 40 interception return (Adam Vinatieri Kick) NE 14, Mia 0
13:02 NE FG FG Adam Vinatieri 22 NE 17, Mia 0
4th Quarter
0:09 Mia FG FG Olindo Mare 38 NE 17, Mia 3

Attendance: 60,041
Missed Field Goals: NE - Adam Vinatieri 48, 47

Team Statistics
  Miami Dolphins New England Patriots
First downs 10 15
Rushes - yards 17 - 42 31 - 108
Passing 120 120
Punt returns 5 - 45 2 - 10
Kickoff returns 3 - 77 1 - 17
Interception returns 0 - 0 2 - 62
Pass attempts - Completions - Had Intercepted 17 - 43 - 2 16 - 32 - 0
Sacked - yards lost 4 - 21 3 - 19
Punts 7 - 37.4 7 - 36.7
Fumbles - lost 1 - 1 2 - 0
Penalties - yards 5 - 21 5 - 31
Time of possession 26:09 33:51

Passing
Miami Dolphins Att Cmp Yds Avg TD Int Lg Sack Loss Rating
Dan Marino 43 17 141 3.28 0 2 42 4 21 29.3
New England Patriots Att Cmp Yds Avg TD Int Lg Sack Loss Rating
Drew Bledsoe 32 16 139 4.34 1 0 24t 3 19 72.3

Rushing
Miami Dolphins Att Yds Avg Lg TD
Bernie Parmalee 9 22 2.4 5 0
Abdul-Karim Al-Jabbar 5 16 3.2 15 0
Jerris McPhail 1 4 4.0 4 0
Dan Marino 1 2 2.0 2 0
Stanley Pritchett 1 -2 -2.0 -2 0
New England Patriots Att Yds Avg Lg TD
Derrick Cullors 22 86 3.9 13 0
Marrio Grier 6 16 2.7 10 0
Drew Bledsoe 2 4 2.0 4 0
David Meggett 1 2 2.0 2 0

Receiving
Miami Dolphins Rec Yds Avg Lg TD
Jerris McPhail 5 28 5.6 16 0
Lamar Thomas 3 62 20.7 42 0
Bernie Parmalee 3 13 4.3 9 0
O.J. McDuffie 3 6 2.0 5 0
Brett Perriman 1 13 13.0 13 0
Charles Jordan 1 11 11.0 11 0
Troy Drayton 1 8 8.0 8 0
New England Patriots Rec Yds Avg Lg TD
Terry Glenn 4 57 14.2 24 0
Ben Coates 4 25 6.2 9 0
Troy Brown 2 32 16.0 24t 1
David Meggett 2 11 5.5 14 0
Shawn Jefferson 1 7 7.0 7 0
Lovett Purnell 1 4 4.0 4 0
Sam Gash 1 3 3.0 3 0
Derrick Cullors 1 0 0.0 0 0

Kickoff Returns
Miami Dolphins Num Yds Avg FC Lg TD
Corey Harris 3 77 25.7 0 40 0
New England Patriots Num Yds Avg FC Lg TD
Derrick Cullors 1 17 17.0 0 17 0

Punt Returns
Miami Dolphins Num Yds Avg FC Lg TD
O.J. McDuffie 4 34 8.5 2 12 0
Terrell Buckley 1 11 11.0 0 11 0
New England Patriots Num Yds Avg FC Lg TD
David Meggett 1 10 10.0 0 10 0
Troy Brown 1 0 0.0 2 0 0

Punting
Miami Dolphins Punts Yds Avg Lg TB In20 Blk Net OppRet RetYds
John Kidd 7 262 37.4 47 0 1 0 36.0 2 10
New England Patriots Punts Yds Avg Lg TB In20 Blk Net OppRet RetYds
Tom Tupa 7 257 36.7 49 0 1 0 30.3 5 45

Defense
Miami Dolphins Sacks Loss Ints Yds Avg Lg TD
Trace Armstrong 1.0 7.0 0 0 0.0 0 0
O.J. Brigance 1.0 3.0 0 0 0.0 0 0
Daryl Gardener 1.0 9.0 0 0 0.0 0 0
New England Patriots Sacks Loss Ints Yds Avg Lg TD
Todd Collins 0.0 0.0 1 40 40.0 40t 1
Chris Slade 1.0 6.0 1 22 22.0 22 0
Chris Canty 1.0 3.0 0 0 0.0 0 0
Ted Johnson 1.0 7.0 0 0 0.0 0 0
Willie McGinest 1.0 5.0 0 0 0.0 0 0

1997 NFL Scoreboard - Wild Card Playoff
Saturday, December 27, 1997
Minnesota 23
NY Giants 22
Boxscore FINAL
Jacksonville 17
Denver 42
Boxscore FINAL
Sunday, December 28, 1997
Miami 3
New England 17
Boxscore FINAL
Detroit 10
Tampa Bay 20
Boxscore FINAL
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