New England Patriots at Miami Dolphins

December 22, 1997 - Pro Player Stadium, Miami Gardens, FL
Attendance: 74,379

  1234Total
New England Patriots (10-6) 007714
Miami Dolphins (9-7) 330612

Scoring Summary

1st QuarterNEMia
Mia FG6:06FG Olindo Mare 500 3
2nd QuarterNEMia
Mia FG13:41FG Olindo Mare 410 6
3rd QuarterNEMia
NE TD7:07Marrio Grier 2 run (Adam Vinatieri Kick)7 6
4th QuarterNEMia
NE TD2:53David Meggett 5 run (Adam Vinatieri Kick)14 6
Mia TD11:14Lamar Thomas 8 pass from Dan Marino14 12

Team Stats

New England PatriotsMiami Dolphins
First downs1017
Rushes - yards17-4721-42
Net Passing Yards160253
Punt Returns4-205-59
Kickoff Returns1-53-52
Interception Returns1-01-7
Passing (Att - Comp - Int)26-18-144-28-1
Sacked - Yards Lost2-133-22
Punts7-46.65-43.6
Fumbles - Lost2-12-0
Penalties - Yards2-108-76
Time of Possession23:5336:07

Passing

New England PatriotsAttCmpYdsYPATDIntLgSackLossRate
Drew Bledsoe26181736.7012221371.5
Miami DolphinsAttCmpYdsYPATDIntLgSackLossRate
Dan Marino44282756.2112732279.3

Rushing

New England PatriotsAttYdsAvgLgTDFD
Derrick Cullors10292.9060--
David Meggett393.005t1--
Drew Bledsoe372.3370--
Marrio Grier122.002t1--
Miami DolphinsAttYdsAvgLgTDFD
Abdul-Karim Al-Jabbar13332.5480--
Lawrence Phillips581.6030--
Jerris McPhail133.0030--
Dan Marino2-2-1.0000--

Receiving

New England PatriotsRecYdsAvgLgTDFDTarYAC
Shawn Jefferson77610.86220------
Ben Coates4287.0090------
David Meggett3299.67200------
Keith Byars22512.50220------
Vincent Brisby199.0090------
Derrick Cullors166.0060------
Miami DolphinsRecYdsAvgLgTDFDTarYAC
Abdul-Karim Al-Jabbar66010.00270------
Lamar Thomas66410.67161------
O.J. McDuffie44812.00170------
Jerris McPhail3155.0080------
Bernie Parmalee22512.50170------
Brett Perriman22914.50170------
Roosevelt Potts2147.00120------
Stanley Pritchett2115.50100------
Troy Drayton199.0090------

Kickoff Returns

New England PatriotsNumYdsAvgFCLgTD
Derrick Cullors155.00050
Miami DolphinsNumYdsAvgFCLgTD
Jerris McPhail22914.500150
Corey Harris12323.000230

Punt Returns

New England PatriotsNumYdsAvgFCLgTD
David Meggett4205.000110
Miami DolphinsNumYdsAvgFCLgTD
Terrell Buckley45814.500260
O.J. McDuffie111.00110

Punting

New England PatriotsPuntsYdsAvgLgTBIn20BlkNetRetRYds
Tom Tupa732646.66504038.1559
Miami DolphinsPuntsYdsAvgLgTBIn20BlkNetRetRYds
John Kidd521843.65111035.6420

Kicking

New England PatriotsPATFG0-1920-2930-3940-4950+LgMissPts
Adam Vinatieri2/20/00/00/00/00/00/00--2
Miami DolphinsPATFG0-1920-2930-3940-4950+LgMissPts
Olindo Mare0/02/30/00/00/01/11/250516

Defense

New England PatriotsIntYdsAvgLgTDSackYdsL
Lawyer Milloy100.00000.00.0
Chris Canty000.00001.09.0
Todd Collins000.00001.03.0
Ted Johnson000.00001.010.0
Miami DolphinsIntYdsAvgLgTDSackYdsL
Terrell Buckley177.00700.00.0
Trace Armstrong000.00001.04.0
Daryl Gardener000.00001.09.0

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Buffalo 21
Green Bay 31
Boxscore F
St. Louis 30
Carolina 18
Boxscore F
Sunday, December 21, 1997
Baltimore 14
Cincinnati 16
Boxscore F
Indianapolis 28
Minnesota 39
Boxscore F
Pittsburgh 6
Tennessee 16
Boxscore F
Chicago 15
Tampa Bay 31
Boxscore F
New Orleans 13
Kansas City 25
Boxscore F
NY Giants 20
Dallas 7
Boxscore F
Philadelphia 32
Washington 35
Boxscore F
Jacksonville 20
Oakland 9
Boxscore F
NY Jets 10
Detroit 13
Boxscore F
San Diego 3
Denver 38
Boxscore F
Atlanta 26
Arizona 29
Boxscore F
San Francisco 9
Seattle 38
Boxscore F
Monday, December 22, 1997
New England 14
Miami 12
Boxscore F