New England Patriots at Miami Dolphins

September 1, 1996 - Pro Player Stadium, Miami Gardens, FL
Attendance: 71,542

  1234Total
New England Patriots (0-1) 037010
Miami Dolphins (1-0) 1077024

Scoring Summary

1st QuarterNEMia
Mia TD3:54Sean Hill 10 fumble return (Joe Nedney Kick)0 7
Mia FG9:03FG Joe Nedney 340 10
2nd QuarterNEMia
NE FG2:50FG Adam Vinatieri 253 10
Mia TD14:25Abdul-Karim Al-Jabbar 3 run (Joe Nedney Kick)3 17
3rd QuarterNEMia
Mia TD5:27S. Miller fumble recovery in end zone (Joe Nedney Kick)3 24
NE TD7:13Ben Coates 29 pass from Drew Bledsoe (Adam Vinatieri Kick)10 24

Team Stats

New England PatriotsMiami Dolphins
First downs1619
Rushes - yards14-2939-146
Net Passing Yards200176
Punt Returns3-211-8
Kickoff Returns5-1513-29
Interception Returns1-432-60
Passing (Att - Comp - Int)38-19-222-16-1
Sacked - Yards Lost4-210-0
Punts2-47.05-41.6
Fumbles - Lost3-24-0
Penalties - Yards4-319-55
Time of Possession24:0135:59

Passing

New England PatriotsAttCmpYdsYPATDIntLgSackLossRate
Drew Bledsoe38192215.81229t42154.8
Miami DolphinsAttCmpYdsYPATDIntLgSackLossRate
Dan Marino22161768.001520077.1

Rushing

New England PatriotsAttYdsAvgLgTDFD
Curtis Martin11232.0970--
Shawn Jefferson166.0060--
David Meggett111.0010--
Drew Bledsoe1-1-1.00-10--
Miami DolphinsAttYdsAvgLgTDFD
Abdul-Karim Al-Jabbar261154.42141--
Bernie Parmalee8324.00170--
Jerris McPhail221.0030--
Dan Marino3-3-1.00-10--

Receiving

New England PatriotsRecYdsAvgLgTDFDTarYAC
Ben Coates66911.5029t1------
Shawn Jefferson5479.40150------
Will Moore22613.00160------
Hason Graham23216.00230------
David Meggett2178.5090------
John Burke11919.00190------
Sam Gash11111.00110------
Miami DolphinsRecYdsAvgLgTDFDTarYAC
Stanley Pritchett67712.83520------
O.J. McDuffie34314.33220------
Scott Miller2157.5080------
Keith Byars2189.00160------
Abdul-Karim Al-Jabbar221.0040------
Jerris McPhail12121.00210------

Kickoff Returns

New England PatriotsNumYdsAvgFCLgTD
David Meggett413132.750540
Troy Brown12020.000200
Miami DolphinsNumYdsAvgFCLgTD
Jerris McPhail3299.670230

Punt Returns

New England PatriotsNumYdsAvgFCLgTD
David Meggett3217.001100
Miami DolphinsNumYdsAvgFCLgTD
O.J. McDuffie188.00180

Punting

New England PatriotsPuntsYdsAvgLgTBIn20BlkNetRetRYds
Tom Tupa29447.05000043.018
Miami DolphinsPuntsYdsAvgLgTBIn20BlkNetRetRYds
John Kidd520841.64912033.4321

Kicking

New England PatriotsPATFG0-1920-2930-3940-4950+LgMissPts
Adam Vinatieri1/11/10/01/10/00/00/025--4
Miami DolphinsPATFG0-1920-2930-3940-4950+LgMissPts
Joe Nedney3/31/10/00/01/10/00/034--6

Defense

New England PatriotsIntYdsAvgLgTDSackYdsL
Terry Ray14343.004300.00.0
Miami DolphinsIntYdsAvgLgTDSackYdsL
Terrell Buckley100.00000.00.0
Louis Oliver16060.006000.00.0
Robert Bailey000.00001.00.0
Daryl Gardener000.00001.07.0
Daniel Stubbs000.00001.08.0
Zach Thomas000.00001.06.0

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Sunday, September 1, 1996
Arizona 13
Indianapolis 20
Boxscore F
Atlanta 6
Carolina 29
Boxscore F
Cincinnati 16
St. Louis 26
Boxscore F
Detroit 13
Minnesota 17
Boxscore F
Kansas City 20
Houston 19
Boxscore F
Oakland 14
Baltimore 19
Boxscore F
Philadelphia 17
Washington 14
Boxscore F
Pittsburgh 9
Jacksonville 24
Boxscore F
Green Bay 34
Tampa Bay 3
Boxscore F
New England 10
Miami 24
Boxscore F
New Orleans 11
San Francisco 27
Boxscore F
NY Jets 6
Denver 31
Boxscore F
Seattle 7
San Diego 29
Boxscore F
Buffalo 23
NY Giants 20
Boxscore F/OT
Monday, September 2, 1996
Dallas 6
Chicago 22
Boxscore F