New England Patriots at Tampa Bay Buccaneers

November 16, 1997 - Houlihan's Stadium, Tampa, FL
Attendance: 70,479

  1234Total
New England Patriots (6-5) 00077
Tampa Bay Buccaneers (8-3) 7371027

Scoring Summary

1st QuarterNETB
TB TD12:30Errict Rhett 1 run (Michael Husted Kick)0 7
2nd QuarterNETB
TB FG14:55FG Michael Husted 440 10
3rd QuarterNETB
TB TD4:00Dave Moore 7 pass from Trent Dilfer (Michael Husted Kick)0 17
4th QuarterNETB
TB TD4:00Mike Alstott 1 run (Michael Husted Kick)0 24
TB FG9:44FG Michael Husted 440 27
NE TD14:52Lovett Purnell 6 pass from Scott Zolak (Adam Vinatieri Kick)7 27

Team Stats

New England PatriotsTampa Bay Buccaneers
First downs1021
Rushes - yards16-7541-146
Net Passing Yards93202
Punt Returns1-63-37
Kickoff Returns4-861-10
Interception Returns0-02-13
Passing (Att - Comp - Int)31-16-229-21-0
Sacked - Yards Lost5-581-7
Punts7-41.92-48.0
Fumbles - Lost2-15-2
Penalties - Yards6-383-15
Time of Possession20:3239:28

Passing

New England PatriotsAttCmpYdsYPATDIntLgSackLossRate
Drew Bledsoe25131174.7022155831.6
Scott Zolak63345.7101900106.9
Tampa Bay BuccaneersAttCmpYdsYPATDIntLgSackLossRate
Trent Dilfer29212097.2102517104.0

Rushing

New England PatriotsAttYdsAvgLgTDFD
Derrick Cullors44110.25240--
Curtis Martin8263.25180--
Keith Byars252.5050--
Sam Gash144.0040--
Drew Bledsoe1-1-1.00-10--
Tampa Bay BuccaneersAttYdsAvgLgTDFD
Mike Alstott16915.69141--
Warrick Dunn14362.5760--
Errict Rhett8151.8871--
Karl Williams155.0050--
Steve Walsh2-1-0.5000--

Receiving

New England PatriotsRecYdsAvgLgTDFDTarYAC
Troy Brown55811.60210------
Curtis Martin4235.75100------
Ben Coates3279.00110------
Shawn Jefferson22814.00150------
Lovett Purnell166.006t1------
Dietrich Jells199.0090------
Tampa Bay BuccaneersRecYdsAvgLgTDFDTarYAC
Warrick Dunn4205.0080------
Mike Alstott33511.67120------
Jackie Harris35117.00250------
Horace Copeland3206.67140------
Reidel Anthony3248.00100------
Karl Williams33612.00180------
Dave Moore22311.50161------

Kickoff Returns

New England PatriotsNumYdsAvgFCLgTD
David Meggett37725.670360
Derrick Cullors199.00090
Tampa Bay BuccaneersNumYdsAvgFCLgTD
Warrick Dunn11010.000100

Punt Returns

New England PatriotsNumYdsAvgFCLgTD
David Meggett166.00060
Tampa Bay BuccaneersNumYdsAvgFCLgTD
Karl Williams23115.500200
Warrick Dunn166.00060

Punting

New England PatriotsPuntsYdsAvgLgTBIn20BlkNetRetRYds
Tom Tupa729341.95420030.9337
Tampa Bay BuccaneersPuntsYdsAvgLgTBIn20BlkNetRetRYds
Sean Landeta29648.05011035.016

Kicking

New England PatriotsPATFG0-1920-2930-3940-4950+LgMissPts
Adam Vinatieri1/10/00/00/00/00/00/00--1
Tampa Bay BuccaneersPATFG0-1920-2930-3940-4950+LgMissPts
Michael Husted3/32/20/00/00/02/20/044--9

Defense

New England PatriotsIntYdsAvgLgTDSackYdsL
Chris Canty000.00001.07.0
Tampa Bay BuccaneersIntYdsAvgLgTDSackYdsL
Donnie Abraham100.00000.00.0
Derrick Brooks11313.001300.00.0
Brad Culpepper000.00001.010.0
Tyoka Jackson000.00001.017.0
Anthony Parker000.00001.07.0
Warren Sapp000.00001.011.0
Regan Upshaw000.00001.013.0

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