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Pittsburgh Steelers 3 at New England Patriots 28

Sunday, January 5, 1997
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Pittsburgh Steelers (10-6-0)00303
New England Patriots (11-5-0)1470728

Game Info
Stadium Foxboro Stadium
Start Time (ET) 12:30pm
Roof outdoors
Surface grass
Weather 42 degrees relative humidity 96%, wind 8 mph
Vegas Line New England Patriots -3.0
Over/Under 41.5 (under)

Expected Points Summary

Expected points are an estimate of points per play based on down, distance, and yard line. Points given for offense and defense are offensive/defensive plays + penalties on which there was no play (eg, a false start). Special teams are all kicking + punting plays. Points are zeroed out at the end of halves.

Scoring

Team Stats

Passing, Rushing, & Receiving

Defense & Returns

Kicking & Punting

Starting Lineups

Full Play-By-Play

Quarter Time Down ToGo Location Detail PIT NWE EPB EPA Win%
1st Quarter
1 15:00 NWE 30 Adam Vinatieri kicks off 60 yards, returned by Ernie Mills for 13 yards 0 0 0 0 58.8
1 1 10 PIT 23 (no play) 0 0 0 0 58.8
1 1 15 PIT 18 Jerome Bettis middle for 4 yards (tackle by Pio Sagapolutele and Ted Johnson) 0 0 0 0 58.8
1 2 11 PIT 22 Jerome Bettis middle for no gain (tackle by Chris Slade and Mark Wheeler) 0 0 0 0 58.8
1 3 11 PIT 22 Mike Tomczak pass incomplete left intended for Jahine Arnold 0 0 0 0 58.8
1 4 11 PIT 22 Josh Miller punts 41 yards (tackle by Fred McAfee) 0 0 0 0 58.8
1 12:49 1 10 NWE 45 Drew Bledsoe pass complete right to Terry Glenn for 53 yards (tackle by Rod Woodson) 0 0 0 0 58.7
1 1 2 PIT 2 Curtis Martin middle for 2 yards, touchdown 0 6 0 0 75.0
1 Adam Vinatieri kicks extra point good 0 7 0 0 77.3
1 11:58 NWE 30 Adam Vinatieri kicks off 65 yards, returned by Ernie Mills for 14 yards 0 7 0 0 77.4
1 1 10 PIT 19 Jerome Bettis left for no gain (tackle by Mark Wheeler and Todd Collins) 0 7 0 0 77.4
1 2 10 PIT 19 Mike Tomczak pass complete left to Kirk Botkin for 9 yards (tackle by Chris Slade and Todd Collins) 0 7 0 0 77.4
1 3 1 PIT 28 Timeout #1 by Pittsburgh Steelers 0 7 0 0
1 3 1 PIT 28 Kordell Stewart right for -1 yards (tackle by Todd Collins and Willie McGinest) 0 7 0 0 77.4
1 4 2 PIT 27 Josh Miller punts 46 yards (tackle by Fred McAfee) 0 7 0 0 77.4
1 9:54 1 10 NWE 41 Drew Bledsoe pass complete right to Terry Glenn for 12 yards (tackle by Rod Woodson) 0 7 0 0 77.5
1 1 10 PIT 47 Drew Bledsoe pass complete right to Curtis Martin for 6 yards (tackle by Jason Gildon) 0 7 0 0 77.5
1 2 4 PIT 41 Curtis Martin right for 7 yards (tackle by Jason Gildon and Levon Kirkland) 0 7 0 0 77.5
1 1 10 PIT 34 Drew Bledsoe pass complete right to Keith Byars for 34 yards, touchdown 0 13 0 0 88.9
1 Adam Vinatieri kicks extra point good 0 14 0 0 90.3
1 7:55 NWE 30 Adam Vinatieri kicks off 65 yards, returned by Ernie Mills for 21 yards 0 14 0 0 90.6
1 1 10 PIT 26 Mike Tomczak pass incomplete left intended for Charles Johnson 0 14 0 0 90.6
1 2 10 PIT 26 Jerome Bettis left for 7 yards (tackle by Willie McGinest) 0 14 0 0 90.6
1 3 3 PIT 33 Mike Tomczak left for 10 yards (tackle by Chris Slade) 0 14 0 0 90.6
1 1 10 PIT 43 Jerome Bettis left for 1 yard (tackle by Todd Collins and Willie Clay) 0 14 0 0 90.6
1 2 9 PIT 44 Mike Tomczak pass incomplete right intended for Tim Lester 0 14 0 0 90.6
1 3 9 PIT 44 Mike Tomczak pass incomplete right intended for Charles Johnson 0 14 0 0 90.6
1 4 9 PIT 44 Josh Miller punts 47 yards (tackle by Myron Bell) 0 14 0 0 90.6
1 5:22 1 10 NWE 23 Drew Bledsoe pass complete right to Keith Byars for 8 yards (tackle by Darren Perry) 0 14 0 0 91.0
1 2 2 NWE 31 Curtis Martin right for 1 yard (tackle by Carnell Lake and Joel Steed) 0 14 0 0 91.0
1 3 1 NWE 32 Curtis Martin right for 12 yards (tackle by Carnell Lake) 0 14 0 0 91.0
1 1 10 NWE 44 Drew Bledsoe pass complete right to Ben Coates for 8 yards (tackle by Rod Woodson and Levon Kirkland) 0 14 0 0 91.0
1 2 2 PIT 48 Penalty on Carnell Lake: Taunting, 5 yards (no play) 0 14 0 0 91.0
1 1 10 PIT 43 Drew Bledsoe pass complete right to Ben Coates for 2 yards (tackle by Jason Gildon) 0 14 0 0 91.0
1 2 8 PIT 41 Curtis Martin middle for 3 yards (tackle by Darren Perry) 0 14 0 0 91.0
1 3 5 PIT 38 Drew Bledsoe pass incomplete right intended for Shawn Jefferson 0 14 0 0 91.0
1 4 5 PIT 38 Tom Tupa punts 38 yards, touchback 0 14 0 0 91.0
1 1:08 1 10 PIT 20 Jerome Bettis middle for 4 yards (tackle by Chad Eaton and Willie McGinest) 0 14 0 0 91.6
1 2 6 PIT 24 Jerome Bettis middle for 3 yards (tackle by Todd Collins) 0 14 0 0 91.6
Quarter Time Down ToGo Location Detail PIT NWE EPB EPA Win%
2nd Quarter
2 1:08 3 3 PIT 27 Fred McAfee left for 4 yards (tackle by Lawyer Milloy) 0 14 0 0 94.6
2 1 10 PIT 31 Jerome Bettis middle for 2 yards (tackle by Ted Johnson and Todd Collins) 0 14 0 0 94.6
2 2 8 PIT 33 Mike Tomczak pass incomplete left intended for Charles Johnson (defended by Otis Smith) 0 14 0 0 94.6
2 3 8 PIT 33 Mike Tomczak pass complete left to Andre Hastings for 4 yards 0 14 0 0 94.6
2 4 4 PIT 37 Fred McAfee right for 10 yards (tackle by Corwin Brown and Ted Johnson) 0 14 0 0 94.6
2 1 10 PIT 47 Jerome Bettis left for 11 yards (tackle by Ted Johnson) 0 14 0 0 94.6
2 1 10 NWE 42 Mike Tomczak sacked by Chris Slade and Chad Eaton for -8 yards 0 14 0 0 94.6
2 2 18 PIT 50 Mike Tomczak sacked by Mike Jones and Chris Slade for -7 yards 0 14 0 0 94.6
2 3 25 PIT 43 Mike Tomczak pass complete left to Jahine Arnold for 11 yards (tackle by Otis Smith) 0 14 0 0 94.6
2 4 14 NWE 46 Josh Miller punts 36 yards (tackle by Corey Holliday) 0 14 0 0 94.6
2 10:07 1 10 NWE 22 Curtis Martin middle for 78 yards, touchdown 0 20 0 0 97.7
2 Adam Vinatieri kicks extra point good 0 21 0 0 98.2
2 9:55 NWE 30 Adam Vinatieri kicks off 60 yards, returned by Ernie Mills for 15 yards 0 21 0 0 98.2
2 1 10 PIT 25 Jerome Bettis left for 5 yards (tackle by Ted Johnson and Lawyer Milloy) 0 21 0 0 98.2
2 2 5 PIT 30 Jerome Bettis middle for 1 yard (tackle by Ted Johnson) 0 21 0 0 98.2
2 3 4 PIT 31 Kordell Stewart pass incomplete right intended for Charles Johnson 0 21 0 0 98.2
2 4 4 PIT 31 Josh Miller punts 42 yards (tackle by Corey Holliday) 0 21 0 0 98.2
2 8:13 1 10 NWE 38 Drew Bledsoe pass complete right to Terry Glenn for 4 yards (tackle by Rod Woodson and Jason Gildon) 0 21 0 0 98.4
2 2 6 NWE 42 Curtis Martin right for -2 yards (tackle by Jerry Olsavsky and Oliver Gibson) 0 21 0 0 98.4
2 3 8 NWE 40 -- 0 21 0 0 98.4
2 1 10 PIT 46 Drew Bledsoe pass incomplete left intended for Troy Brown 0 21 0 0 98.4
2 2 10 PIT 46 Drew Bledsoe sacked by Chad Brown for -8 yards 0 21 0 0 98.4
2 3 18 NWE 46 Drew Bledsoe pass incomplete. Penalty on Drew Bledsoe: Illegal Motion, 16 yards 0 21 0 0 98.4
2 4 34 NWE 30 Tom Tupa punts 46 yards, returned by Jahine Arnold for 5 yards (tackle by Mike Bartrum) 0 21 0 0 98.4
2 5:48 1 10 PIT 29 Kordell Stewart pass incomplete left intended for Charles Johnson 0 21 0 0 98.6
2 2 10 PIT 29 Kordell Stewart sacked by Ted Johnson for -5 yards 0 21 0 0 98.6
2 3 15 PIT 24 Kordell Stewart pass incomplete left intended for Andre Hastings 0 21 0 0 98.6
2 4 15 PIT 24 Josh Miller punts 48 yards (tackle by Lee Flowers) 0 21 0 0 98.6
2 4:52 1 10 NWE 41 Drew Bledsoe pass incomplete left intended for Ben Coates 0 21 0 0 98.7
2 2 10 NWE 41 Keith Byars right for 7 yards (tackle by Levon Kirkland) 0 21 0 0 98.7
2 3 3 NWE 48 Curtis Martin left for 4 yards (tackle by Darren Perry) 0 21 0 0 98.7
2 1 10 PIT 48 Curtis Martin left for 6 yards (tackle by Willie Williams) 0 21 0 0 98.7
2 2 4 PIT 42 Curtis Martin left for -2 yards (tackle by Chad Brown) 0 21 0 0 98.7
2 3 6 PIT 44 Drew Bledsoe pass incomplete middle intended for Terry Glenn (defended by Joel Steed) 0 21 0 0 98.7
2 4 6 PIT 44 Tom Tupa punts 39 yards 0 21 0 0 98.7
2 1:54 1 10 PIT 5 Jerome Bettis middle for no gain (tackle by Ferric Collons and Mike Jones) 0 21 0 0 98.9
2 2 10 PIT 5 Fred McAfee right for 6 yards 0 21 0 0 98.9
2 3 4 PIT 11 Timeout #1 by New England Patriots 0 21 0 0
2 3 4 PIT 11 Kordell Stewart pass incomplete left intended for Jahine Arnold 0 21 0 0 98.9
2 4 4 PIT 11 Josh Miller punts 43 yards (tackle by Randy Fuller) 0 21 0 0 98.9
2 1:11 1 10 NWE 46 Drew Bledsoe pass incomplete middle intended for Terry Glenn 0 21 0 0 99.0
2 2 10 NWE 46 Drew Bledsoe pass incomplete is intercepted by Willie Williams 0 21 0 0 99.0
2 1:02 1 10 NWE 46 Mike Tomczak pass complete right to Andre Hastings for 16 yards (tackle by Lawyer Milloy) 0 21 0 0 99.0
2 1 10 NWE 30 Mike Tomczak pass incomplete right intended for Charles Johnson (defended by Ty Law) 0 21 0 0 99.0
2 2 10 NWE 30 Mike Tomczak pass incomplete left intended for Jahine Arnold 0 21 0 0 99.0
2 3 10 NWE 30 Mike Tomczak pass complete right to Andre Hastings for 6 yards (tackle by Corwin Brown) 0 21 0 0 99.0
2 4 4 NWE 24 Mike Tomczak pass complete right to Fred McAfee for -2 yards (tackle by Tedy Bruschi) 0 21 0 0 99.0
2 0:21 1 10 NWE 26 Drew Bledsoe middle for -1 yards 0 21 0 0 99.1
End of Half02100
Quarter Time Down ToGo Location Detail PIT NWE EPB EPA Win%
3rd Quarter
3 15:00 PIT 30 Norm Johnson kicks off 61 yards, returned by Troy Brown for 25 yards 0 21 0 0 99.1
3 1 10 NWE 34 Drew Bledsoe pass complete middle to Curtis Martin for 3 yards (tackle by Jerry Olsavsky) 0 21 0 0 99.1
3 2 7 NWE 37 Curtis Martin middle for no gain (tackle by Chad Brown and Kevin Henry) 0 21 0 0 99.1
3 3 7 NWE 37 Drew Bledsoe pass incomplete middle intended for Terry Glenn 0 21 0 0 99.1
3 4 7 NWE 37 Tom Tupa punts 50 yards, returned by Jahine Arnold for 4 yards (tackle by Ray Lucas) 0 21 0 0 99.1
3 13:23 1 10 PIT 17 Jerome Bettis right for 5 yards (tackle by Pio Sagapolutele and Mark Wheeler) 0 21 0 0 99.2
3 2 5 PIT 22 Jon Witman middle for 14 yards (tackle by Lawyer Milloy and Willie Clay) 0 21 0 0 99.2
3 1 10 PIT 36 Mike Tomczak pass complete right to Kirk Botkin for 11 yards (tackle by Mark Wheeler) 0 21 0 0 99.2
3 1 10 PIT 47 Mike Tomczak pass complete left to Jon Witman for -2 yards (tackle by Mark Wheeler and Ted Johnson) 0 21 0 0 99.2
3 2 12 PIT 45 Jon Witman middle for -4 yards (tackle by Willie McGinest) 0 21 0 0 99.2
3 3 16 PIT 41 Mike Tomczak right for 10 yards (tackle by Ty Law) 0 21 0 0 99.2
3 4 6 NWE 49 Josh Miller punts 34 yards 0 21 0 0 99.2
3 9:31 1 10 NWE 15 Curtis Martin right for 3 yards (tackle by Joel Steed and Bill Johnson) 0 21 0 0 99.5
3 2 7 NWE 18 Drew Bledsoe pass incomplete right intended for Terry Glenn (defended by Jason Gildon) 0 21 0 0 99.5
3 3 7 NWE 18 Drew Bledsoe pass complete right to Ben Coates for 8 yards (tackle by Chris Oldham and Deon Figures) 0 21 0 0 99.5
3 1 10 NWE 26 Curtis Martin left for 5 yards (tackle by Levon Kirkland and Kevin Henry) 0 21 0 0 99.5
3 2 5 NWE 31 Drew Bledsoe pass complete right to Shawn Jefferson for 9 yards (tackle by Rod Woodson) 0 21 0 0 99.5
3 1 10 NWE 40 Drew Bledsoe pass incomplete intended for Curtis Martin is intercepted by Chad Brown 0 21 0 0 99.5
3 6:40 1 10 NWE 37 Mike Tomczak pass complete right to Andre Hastings for 23 yards (tackle by Lawyer Milloy and Ty Law) 0 21 0 0 99.7
3 1 10 NWE 14 Mike Tomczak pass complete right to Jerome Bettis for 2 yards (tackle by Ty Law) 0 21 0 0 99.7
3 2 8 NWE 12 Mike Tomczak pass complete left to Jerome Bettis for -3 yards (tackle by Willie McGinest) 0 21 0 0 99.7
3 3 11 NWE 15 Kordell Stewart right for 4 yards 0 21 0 0 99.7
3 4 7 NWE 11 Norm Johnson 29 yard field goal good 3 21 0 0 99.1
3 3:50 PIT 30 Norm Johnson kicks off 60 yards, returned by Troy Brown for 29 yards 3 21 0 0 99.4
3 1 10 NWE 39 Drew Bledsoe sacked by Orpheus Roye for -7 yards 3 21 0 0 99.4
3 2 17 NWE 32 Keith Byars right for 1 yard (tackle by Orpheus Roye and Chad Brown) 3 21 0 0 99.4
3 3 16 NWE 33 Penalty on Drew Bledsoe: Offside, 5 yards (no play) 3 21 0 0 99.4
3 3 21 NWE 28 Drew Bledsoe pass complete left to Shawn Jefferson for no gain (tackle by Willie Williams and Chad Brown) 3 21 0 0 99.4
3 4 21 NWE 28 Tom Tupa punts 41 yards, returned by Jahine Arnold for 5 yards (tackle by Larry Whigham) 3 21 0 0 99.4
3 1:27 1 10 PIT 36 Mike Tomczak pass incomplete intended for Andre Hastings is intercepted by Lawyer Milloy 3 21 0 0 99.6
3 1:20 1 10 NWE 39 Curtis Martin middle for 3 yards (tackle by Jason Gildon) 3 21 0 0 99.6
3 2 7 NWE 42 Curtis Martin left for 8 yards (tackle by Jerry Olsavsky and Jason Gildon) 3 21 0 0 99.6
Quarter Time Down ToGo Location Detail PIT NWE EPB EPA Win%
4th Quarter
4 1:20 1 10 NWE 50 Drew Bledsoe pass complete right to Shawn Jefferson for 9 yards (tackle by Rod Woodson) 3 21 0 0 100.0
4 2 1 PIT 41 Penalty on Oliver Gibson: Taunting, 5 yards (no play) 3 21 0 0 100.0
4 1 10 PIT 36 Curtis Martin right for 5 yards (tackle by Joel Steed and Bill Johnson) 3 21 0 0 100.0
4 2 5 PIT 31 Curtis Martin right for 8 yards (tackle by Darren Perry and Orpheus Roye) 3 21 0 0 100.0
4 1 10 PIT 23 Curtis Martin middle for 23 yards, touchdown 3 27 0 0 100.0
4 Adam Vinatieri kicks extra point good 3 28 0 0 100.0
4 12:31 NWE 30 Adam Vinatieri kicks off 66 yards, returned by Ernie Mills for 36 yards 3 28 0 0 100.0
4 1 10 PIT 40 Mike Tomczak pass complete right to Ernie Mills for 7 yards (tackle by Jerome Henderson) 3 28 0 0 100.0
4 2 3 PIT 47 Fred McAfee middle for 5 yards (tackle by Chris Slade and Corwin Brown) 3 28 0 0 100.0
4 1 10 NWE 48 Mike Tomczak pass incomplete left intended for Jahine Arnold (defended by Otis Smith) 3 28 0 0 100.0
4 2 10 NWE 48 Mike Tomczak pass incomplete left intended for Fred McAfee 3 28 0 0 100.0
4 3 10 NWE 48 Mike Tomczak pass complete left to Ernie Mills for 8 yards (tackle by Jerome Henderson) 3 28 0 0 100.0
4 4 2 NWE 40 Mike Tomczak pass complete left to Fred McAfee for 9 yards (tackle by Jerome Henderson) 3 28 0 0 100.0
4 1 10 NWE 31 Mike Tomczak pass incomplete left intended for Jahine Arnold 3 28 0 0 100.0
4 2 10 NWE 31 Mike Tomczak pass complete left to Andre Hastings for 6 yards (tackle by Tedy Bruschi) 3 28 0 0 100.0
4 3 4 NWE 25 Mike Tomczak pass complete right to Jahine Arnold for 5 yards (tackle by Corwin Brown) 3 28 0 0 100.0
4 1 10 NWE 20 Fred McAfee middle for 5 yards (tackle by Chris Slade and Willie Clay) 3 28 0 0 100.0
4 2 5 NWE 15 Mike Tomczak pass incomplete right intended for Corey Holliday 3 28 0 0 100.0
4 3 5 NWE 15 Mike Tomczak pass incomplete intended for Corey Holliday is intercepted by Willie Clay and returned for 14 yards 3 28 0 0 100.0
4 9:04 1 10 NWE 15 Marrio Grier left for 1 yard (tackle by Chad Brown and Levon Kirkland) 3 28 0 0 100.0
4 2 9 NWE 16 Marrio Grier middle for 4 yards (tackle by Chad Brown) 3 28 0 0 100.0
4 3 5 NWE 20 Drew Bledsoe pass complete right to Keith Byars for 8 yards (tackle by Rod Woodson and Jerry Olsavsky) 3 28 0 0 100.0
4 1 10 NWE 28 Curtis Martin right for 2 yards (tackle by Levon Kirkland and Darren Perry) 3 28 0 0 100.0
4 2 8 NWE 30 Marrio Grier right for no gain (tackle by Levon Kirkland and Chad Brown) 3 28 0 0 100.0
4 3 8 NWE 30 -- 3 28 0 0 100.0
4 4 4 NWE 34 Timeout #1 by Pittsburgh Steelers 3 28 0 0
4 4 4 NWE 34 Tom Tupa punts 52 yards, returned by Jahine Arnold for 16 yards (tackle by Todd Collins) 3 28 0 0 100.0
4 5:01 1 10 PIT 30 Kordell Stewart pass incomplete right intended for Andre Hastings 3 28 0 0 100.0
4 2 10 PIT 30 Kordell Stewart left for 6 yards (tackle by Jerome Henderson) 3 28 0 0 100.0
4 3 4 PIT 36 Jon Witman left for 1 yard (tackle by Corwin Brown) 3 28 0 0 100.0
4 4 3 PIT 37 Josh Miller punts 41 yards 3 28 0 0 100.0
4 4:02 1 10 NWE 22 Marrio Grier middle for 1 yard (tackle by Bill Johnson and Oliver Gibson) 3 28 0 0 100.0
4 2 9 NWE 23 Marrio Grier left for 1 yard (tackle by Jerry Olsavsky and Kevin Henry) 3 28 0 0 100.0
4 3 8 NWE 24 Timeout #1 by New England Patriots 3 28 0 0
4 3 8 NWE 24 Scott Zolak pass complete right to Keith Byars for 3 yards (tackle by Levon Kirkland) 3 28 0 0 100.0
4 4 5 NWE 27 Tom Tupa punts 39 yards, returned by Jahine Arnold for 4 yards (tackle by Todd Collins) 3 28 0 0 100.0
4 2:20 1 10 PIT 38 Kordell Stewart pass incomplete right intended for Jahine Arnold 3 28 0 0 100.0
4 2 10 PIT 38 Kordell Stewart left for 10 yards (tackle by Jerome Henderson) 3 28 0 0 100.0
4 1 10 PIT 48 Kordell Stewart pass incomplete right intended for Charles Johnson 3 28 0 0 100.0
4 2 10 PIT 48 Kordell Stewart pass incomplete middle intended for Andre Hastings 3 28 0 0 100.0
4 3 10 PIT 48 Kordell Stewart pass incomplete middle intended for Andre Hastings 3 28 0 0 100.0
4 4 10 PIT 48 Kordell Stewart pass incomplete middle intended for Jahine Arnold 3 28 0 0 100.0
4 1:47 1 10 PIT 48 Scott Zolak middle for -2 yards 3 28 0 0 100.0
4 2 12 NWE 50 Scott Zolak middle for -1 yards 3 28 0 0 100.0
4 3 13 NWE 49 Scott Zolak middle for -1 yards 3 28 0 0 100.0
4 4 14 NWE 48 Scott Zolak pass incomplete 3 28 0 0 100.0
End of Regulation32800
Scoring plays are highlighted in green and accepted penalties are highlighted in gray, while changes of possession are denoted by a bold line. Expected points before and after are relative to the team possessing the ball at the start of the play (though kickoffs are assumed to be in possession of the receiving team).