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New England Patriots 21 vs. Green Bay Packers 35

Sunday, January 26, 1997
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New England Patriots (11-5-0)1407021
Green Bay Packers (13-3-0)10178035

Game Info
Stadium Louisiana Superdome (dome)
Start Time 5:30pm
Surface astroturf
Weather 72 degrees, no wind
Vegas Line Green Bay Packers -14.0
Over/Under 52.0 (over)
Super Bowl MVP Desmond Howard

Win Probability

The win probability graph is intended to be a measure of a team's chance of winning the game after every play of the game, based on the line, current score, and current field position. For a detailed explanation, see Neil's writeup on the Win Probability Model

Scoring

Team Stats

Passing, Rushing, & Receiving

Defense & Returns

Kicking & Punting

Starting Lineups

Full Play-By-Play

Quarter Time Down ToGo Location Detail NWE GNB EPB EPA Win%
1st Quarter
1 15:00 Craig Hentrich kicks off 67 yards, returned by Hason Graham for 18 yards 0 0 0 0.34 84.5
1 14:37 1 10 NWE 21 Curtis Martin for 1 yard 0 0 0.34 -0.07 85.1
1 14:14 2 9 NWE 22 Drew Bledsoe pass complete to Shawn Jefferson for 14 yards 0 0 -0.07 1.33 82.5
1 13:51 1 10 NWE 36 Curtis Martin for no gain 0 0 1.33 0.79 83.4
1 13:28 2 10 NWE 36 Curtis Martin for no gain 0 0 0.79 0.1 84.6
1 13:05 3 10 NWE 36 Drew Bledsoe pass incomplete intended for Dave Meggett 0 0 0.1 -0.98 86.4
1 12:42 4 10 NWE 36 Tom Tupa punts 51 yards 0 0 -0.98 -1.93 87.8
1 12:19 1 10 GNB 45 Edgar Bennett for 1 yard 0 0 1.93 1.52 87.1
1 11:54 2 9 GNB 46 Brett Favre pass complete to Andre Rison for 54 yards, touchdown 0 7 1.52 7 93.9
1 11:28 Craig Hentrich kicks off 70 yards, touchback 0 7 0 0.28 93.6
1 11:12 1 10 NWE 20 Drew Bledsoe pass complete to Curtis Martin for 1 yard 0 7 0.28 -0.13 94.0
1 10:56 2 9 NWE 21 Drew Bledsoe pass incomplete intended for Terry Glenn is intercepted by Doug Evans 0 7 -0.13 -3.71 96.6
1 10:40 1 10 NWE 28 Brett Favre sacked for -10 yards 0 7 3.71 1.82 95.4
1 10:11 2 20 NWE 38 Dorsey Levens for 5 yards 0 7 1.82 1.82 95.4
1 9:42 3 15 NWE 33 Brett Favre pass complete to Dorsey Levens for 14 yards 0 7 1.82 2.34 95.7
1 9:13 4 1 NWE 19 Chris Jacke 37 yard field goal good 0 10 2.34 3 96.2
1 8:42 Craig Hentrich kicks off 75 yards, returned by Dave Meggett for 26 yards 0 10 0 0.34 95.9
1 8:27 1 10 NWE 21 Drew Bledsoe pass incomplete intended for Keith Byars 0 10 0.34 -0.2 96.3
1 8:12 2 10 NWE 21 Drew Bledsoe pass complete to Keith Byars for 32 yards 0 10 -0.2 2.46 94.2
1 7:57 1 10 GNB 47 Drew Bledsoe pass complete to Curtis Martin for 20 yards 0 10 2.46 3.78 92.9
1 7:42 1 10 GNB 27 Drew Bledsoe pass incomplete intended for Curtis Martin 0 10 3.78 3.23 93.5
1 7:27 2 10 GNB 27 Drew Bledsoe pass incomplete intended for Terry Glenn 0 10 3.23 2.54 94.1
1 7:12 3 10 GNB 27 0 10 2.54 6.97 88.7
1 6:57 1 1 GNB 1 Drew Bledsoe pass complete to Keith Byars for 1 yard, touchdown 7 10 6.97 7 88.6
1 6:35 Adam Vinatieri kicks off 65 yards, returned by Desmond Howard for 13 yards 7 10 0 0.04 88.6
1 6:13 1 10 GNB 18 Edgar Bennett for -4 yards 7 10 0.04 -1.04 86.8
1 5:51 2 14 GNB 14 Dorsey Levens for 3 yards 7 10 -1.04 -1.34 86.2
1 5:29 3 11 GNB 17 Brett Favre pass incomplete intended for Antonio Freeman 7 10 -1.34 -2.32 84.4
1 5:07 4 11 GNB 17 Craig Hentrich punts 39 yards 7 10 -2.32 -1.8 85.3
1 4:44 1 10 NWE 43 Drew Bledsoe pass complete to Curtis Martin for 7 yards 7 10 1.8 2.2 84.4
1 4:12 2 3 NWE 50 Curtis Martin for 2 yards 7 10 2.2 1.75 85.2
1 3:40 3 1 GNB 48 Drew Bledsoe pass complete to Terry Glenn for 44 yards 7 10 1.75 6.28 74.7
1 3:08 1 4 GNB 4 Drew Bledsoe pass complete to Ben Coates for 4 yards, touchdown 14 10 6.28 7 72.6
1 2:33 Adam Vinatieri kicks off 63 yards, returned by Desmond Howard for 19 yards 14 10 0 0.67 74.1
1 2:15 1 10 GNB 26 Brett Favre pass incomplete intended for Andre Rison 14 10 0.67 0.13 72.5
1 1:57 2 10 GNB 26 Brett Favre pass complete to Dorsey Levens for 5 yards 14 10 0.13 0.1 72.3
1 1:39 3 5 GNB 31 Brett Favre sacked for -2 yards 14 10 0.1 -1.44 67.7
1 1:21 4 7 GNB 29 Craig Hentrich punts 58 yards 14 10 -1.44 -1.14 68.4
1 1:03 1 10 NWE 33 Drew Bledsoe pass incomplete 14 10 1.14 0.59 69.9
1 0:48 2 10 NWE 33 Curtis Martin for 5 yards 14 10 0.59 0.56 69.9
1 0:33 3 5 NWE 38 Drew Bledsoe pass incomplete intended for Shawn Jefferson 14 10 0.56 -0.85 73.8
1 0:18 4 5 NWE 38 Tom Tupa punts 51 yards 14 10 -0.85 0.06 71.1
1 0:03 1 10 GNB 17 Brett Favre pass complete to Dorsey Levens for 4 yards 14 10 -0.06 0.08 71.4
Quarter Time Down ToGo Location Detail NWE GNB EPB EPA Win%
2nd Quarter
2 15:00 2 6 GNB 21 Brett Favre pass incomplete intended for Keith Jackson 14 10 0.08 -0.75 68.9
2 14:53 3 6 GNB 21 Brett Favre pass incomplete intended for Andre Rison 14 10 -0.75 -1.96 65.1
2 14:46 4 6 GNB 21 Craig Hentrich punts 37 yards 14 10 -1.96 -1.73 65.7
2 14:39 1 10 NWE 42 Drew Bledsoe pass incomplete intended for Keith Byars 14 10 1.73 1.19 67.4
2 14:33 2 10 NWE 42 Drew Bledsoe pass incomplete intended for Ben Coates 14 10 1.19 0.5 69.4
2 14:27 3 10 NWE 42 Drew Bledsoe pass incomplete 14 10 0.5 -0.59 72.6
2 14:21 4 10 NWE 42 Tom Tupa punts 42 yards 14 10 -0.59 -0.15 71.3
2 14:14 1 10 GNB 19 Brett Favre pass complete to Antonio Freeman for 81 yards, touchdown 14 17 0.15 7 87.5
2 14:04 Craig Hentrich kicks off 68 yards, returned by Dave Meggett for 22 yards 14 17 0 0.54 86.5
2 13:40 1 10 NWE 24 Drew Bledsoe pass complete to Terry Glenn for 9 yards 14 17 0.54 1.21 85.2
2 13:16 2 1 NWE 33 Curtis Martin for 3 yards 14 17 1.21 1.33 84.8
2 12:52 1 10 NWE 36 Drew Bledsoe pass incomplete 14 17 1.33 0.79 85.8
2 12:28 2 10 NWE 36 Curtis Martin for 3 yards 14 17 0.79 0.5 86.3
2 12:04 3 7 NWE 39 Drew Bledsoe sacked for -9 yards 14 17 0.5 -1.37 89.6
2 11:40 4 16 NWE 30 Tom Tupa punts 51 yards 14 17 -1.37 -2.46 91.2
2 11:13 1 10 NWE 47 Edgar Bennett for 1 yard 14 17 2.46 2.05 90.6
2 10:51 2 9 NWE 46 Brett Favre pass complete to Andre Rison for 23 yards 14 17 2.05 4.04 93.2
2 10:29 1 10 NWE 23 Brett Favre pass incomplete intended for Andre Rison 14 17 4.04 3.5 92.5
2 10:07 2 10 NWE 23 Dorsey Levens for 12 yards 14 17 3.5 4.84 94.1
2 9:45 1 10 NWE 11 Edgar Bennett for -3 yards 14 17 4.84 3.69 92.7
2 9:23 2 13 NWE 14 Brett Favre pass incomplete intended for Dorsey Levens 14 17 3.69 3.03 91.9
2 9:01 3 13 NWE 14 Brett Favre pass incomplete intended for Andre Rison 14 17 3.03 2.51 91.1
2 8:39 4 13 NWE 14 Chris Jacke 31 yard field goal good 14 20 2.51 3 91.8
2 8:15 Craig Hentrich kicks off 66 yards, returned by Dave Meggett for 21 yards 14 20 0 0.61 90.8
2 7:59 1 10 NWE 25 Drew Bledsoe pass complete to Ben Coates for 19 yards 14 20 0.61 1.86 88.8
2 7:43 1 10 NWE 44 Drew Bledsoe pass incomplete intended for Keith Byars 14 20 1.86 1.32 89.7
2 7:27 2 10 NWE 44 Drew Bledsoe pass incomplete intended for Shawn Jefferson is intercepted by Mike Prior 14 20 1.32 -0.67 92.6
2 7:10 1 10 GNB 26 Brett Favre pass complete to Keith Jackson for 10 yards 14 20 0.67 1.33 93.4
2 6:35 1 10 GNB 36 Edgar Bennett for 2 yards 14 20 1.33 1.06 93.1
2 6:00 2 8 GNB 38 14 20 1.06 1.86 94.0
2 5:25 1 10 GNB 44 Brett Favre pass complete to Antonio Freeman for 22 yards 14 20 1.86 3.31 95.5
2 4:50 1 10 NWE 34 Dorsey Levens for 9 yards 14 20 3.31 3.99 96.1
2 4:15 2 1 NWE 25 Dorsey Levens for 6 yards 14 20 3.99 4.31 96.4
2 3:40 1 10 NWE 19 Edgar Bennett for 1 yard 14 20 4.31 3.88 96.1
2 3:05 2 9 NWE 18 Dorsey Levens for 8 yards 14 20 3.88 4.69 96.7
2 2:30 3 1 NWE 10 Dorsey Levens for 8 yards 14 20 4.69 6.74 98.0
2 1:55 1 2 NWE 2 Brett Favre for 2 yards, touchdown 14 27 6.74 7 98.1
2 1:11 Craig Hentrich kicks off 72 yards, returned by Dave Meggett for 24 yards 14 27 0 0.41 98.0
2 1:06 1 10 NWE 22 Drew Bledsoe pass complete to Ben Coates for 18 yards 14 27 0.41 1.6 97.3
2 0:58 1 10 NWE 40 Drew Bledsoe pass complete to Terry Glenn for 10 yards 14 27 1.6 2.26 96.8
2 0:40 1 10 NWE 50 Drew Bledsoe pass complete to Dave Meggett for 1 yard 14 27 2.26 1.85 97.1
2 0:35 2 9 GNB 49 Drew Bledsoe pass complete to Vincent Brisby for 7 yards 14 27 1.85 2.08 97.0
2 0:30 3 2 GNB 42 Drew Bledsoe pass incomplete intended for Terry Glenn 14 27 2.08 0.46 98.0
2 0:26 4 2 GNB 42 Drew Bledsoe pass incomplete intended for Dave Meggett 14 27 0.46 -1.73 98.9
2 0:19 1 10 GNB 42 Brett Favre sacked for -7 yards 14 27 1.73 0.24 98.2
End of Half14270.240
Quarter Time Down ToGo Location Detail NWE GNB EPB EPA Win%
3rd Quarter
3 15:00 Adam Vinatieri kicks off 68 yards, returned by Desmond Howard for 23 yards 14 27 0 0.61 98.5
3 14:28 1 10 GNB 25 Brett Favre pass complete to Mark Chmura for 8 yards 14 27 0.61 1.14 98.7
3 13:56 2 2 GNB 33 Edgar Bennett for 8 yards 14 27 1.14 1.66 98.9
3 13:24 1 10 GNB 41 Brett Favre pass complete to William Henderson for 6 yards 14 27 1.66 1.93 99.0
3 12:52 2 4 GNB 47 William Henderson for 2 yards 14 27 1.93 1.49 98.9
3 12:20 3 2 GNB 49 Brett Favre pass complete to Mark Chmura for 5 yards 14 27 1.49 2.52 99.2
3 11:48 1 10 NWE 46 Dorsey Levens for 1 yard 14 27 2.52 2.11 99.1
3 11:16 2 9 NWE 45 Brett Favre pass complete to William Henderson for 8 yards 14 27 2.11 2.48 99.2
3 10:44 3 1 NWE 37 Dorsey Levens for no gain 14 27 2.48 0.79 98.8
3 10:12 4 1 NWE 37 Dorsey Levens for -7 yards 14 27 0.79 -1.86 97.4
3 9:32 1 10 NWE 44 Drew Bledsoe pass complete to Shawn Jefferson for 11 yards 14 27 1.86 2.59 96.9
3 9:15 1 10 GNB 45 Drew Bledsoe pass complete to Keith Byars for 4 yards 14 27 2.59 2.58 97.0
3 8:58 2 6 GNB 41 Drew Bledsoe pass incomplete intended for Ben Coates 14 27 2.58 1.88 97.5
3 8:41 3 6 GNB 41 Drew Bledsoe pass incomplete intended for Shawn Jefferson 14 27 1.88 0.53 98.3
3 8:24 4 6 GNB 41 Tom Tupa punts 29 yards 14 27 0.53 0.35 98.4
3 8:07 1 10 GNB 12 Brett Favre sacked for -7 yards 14 27 -0.35 -1.29 98.0
3 7:49 2 17 GNB 5 Brett Favre pass incomplete intended for Antonio Freeman 14 27 -1.29 -2.24 97.4
3 7:31 3 17 GNB 5 Edgar Bennett for 6 yards 14 27 -2.24 -2.49 97.2
3 7:13 4 11 GNB 11 Craig Hentrich punts 48 yards 14 27 -2.49 -2.06 97.5
3 6:52 1 10 NWE 47 Curtis Martin for 4 yards 14 27 2.06 2.06 97.6
3 6:23 2 6 GNB 49 Drew Bledsoe for 1 yard 14 27 2.06 1.49 98.0
3 5:54 3 5 GNB 48 Drew Bledsoe pass complete to Ben Coates for 13 yards 14 27 1.49 3.25 96.7
3 5:25 1 10 GNB 35 Drew Bledsoe pass incomplete intended for Curtis Martin 14 27 3.25 2.7 97.2
3 4:56 2 10 GNB 35 Drew Bledsoe pass complete to Shawn Jefferson for 9 yards 14 27 2.7 3.2 96.9
3 4:27 3 1 GNB 26 Curtis Martin for 8 yards 14 27 3.2 4.37 95.7
3 3:58 1 10 GNB 18 Curtis Martin for 18 yards, touchdown 21 27 4.37 7 91.6
3 3:27 Adam Vinatieri kicks off 69 yards, returned by Desmond Howard for 99 yards, touchdown 21 35 0 8 99.3
3 3:10 Craig Hentrich kicks off 69 yards, returned by Dave Meggett for 24 yards 21 35 0 0.61 99.1
3 2:47 1 10 NWE 25 Drew Bledsoe pass complete to Keith Byars for 5 yards 21 35 0.61 0.74 99.1
3 2:24 2 5 NWE 30 Drew Bledsoe sacked for -8 yards 21 35 0.74 -1.02 99.6
3 2:01 3 13 NWE 22 Drew Bledsoe sacked for -6 yards 21 35 -1.02 -2.39 99.8
3 1:38 4 19 NWE 16 Tom Tupa punts 47 yards 21 35 -2.39 -1.4 99.7
3 1:14 1 10 GNB 37 Dorsey Levens for 1 yard 21 35 1.4 0.99 99.6
3 0:37 2 9 GNB 38 Brett Favre for 12 yards 21 35 0.99 2.26 99.8
Quarter Time Down ToGo Location Detail NWE GNB EPB EPA Win%
4th Quarter
4 15:00 1 10 GNB 50 Brett Favre pass incomplete intended for Dorsey Levens 21 35 2.26 1.71 99.8
4 14:31 2 10 GNB 50 Dorsey Levens for 1 yard 21 35 1.71 1.16 99.7
4 14:02 3 9 NWE 49 Brett Favre pass incomplete intended for Terry Mickens 21 35 1.16 0 99.6
4 13:33 4 9 NWE 49 Craig Hentrich punts 29 yards 21 35 0 -0.28 99.6
4 13:03 1 10 NWE 20 Curtis Martin for -2 yards 21 35 0.28 -0.63 99.8
4 12:55 2 12 NWE 18 Drew Bledsoe pass complete to Terry Glenn for -1 yards 21 35 -0.63 -1.51 99.8
4 12:47 3 13 NWE 17 Drew Bledsoe pass incomplete intended for Shawn Jefferson 21 35 -1.51 -2.32 99.9
4 12:39 4 13 NWE 17 Tom Tupa punts 53 yards 21 35 -2.32 -1.6 99.9
4 12:31 1 10 GNB 40 Brett Favre pass complete to Edgar Bennett for 4 yards 21 35 1.6 1.59 99.9
4 12:06 2 6 GNB 44 Edgar Bennett for 10 yards 21 35 1.59 2.52 99.9
4 11:41 1 10 NWE 46 Edgar Bennett for -2 yards 21 35 2.52 1.71 99.9
4 11:16 2 12 NWE 48 Brett Favre pass incomplete intended for Antonio Freeman 21 35 1.71 1.03 99.9
4 10:51 3 12 NWE 48 Brett Favre pass incomplete intended for Mark Chmura 21 35 1.03 0.07 99.8
4 10:26 4 12 NWE 48 Craig Hentrich punts 34 yards 21 35 0.07 0.28 99.9
4 9:57 1 10 NWE 14 Drew Bledsoe pass complete to Ben Coates for 3 yards 21 35 -0.28 -0.37 99.9
4 9:37 2 7 NWE 17 Drew Bledsoe pass complete to Dave Meggett for 5 yards 21 35 -0.37 -0.44 99.9
4 9:17 3 2 NWE 22 Drew Bledsoe pass complete to Ben Coates for 10 yards 21 35 -0.44 1.07 99.8
4 8:57 1 10 NWE 32 Dave Meggett for no gain 21 35 1.07 0.53 99.9
4 8:37 2 10 NWE 32 Drew Bledsoe pass incomplete intended for Shawn Jefferson is intercepted by Craig Newsome 21 35 0.53 -1 100.0
4 8:14 1 10 GNB 31 Edgar Bennett for no gain 21 35 1 0.46 99.9
4 7:51 2 10 GNB 31 Edgar Bennett for 7 yards 21 35 0.46 0.7 100.0
4 7:28 3 3 GNB 38 Brett Favre pass complete to Antonio Freeman for 2 yards 21 35 0.7 2.65 100.0
4 7:05 1 10 NWE 44 Dorsey Levens for 7 yards 21 35 2.65 3.06 100.0
4 6:42 2 3 NWE 37 Edgar Bennett for 1 yard 21 35 3.06 2.48 100.0
4 6:19 3 2 NWE 36 21 35 2.48 1.82 100.0
4 5:56 3 7 NWE 41 Dorsey Levens for 7 yards 21 35 1.82 3.31 100.0
4 5:33 1 10 NWE 34 Edgar Bennett for 3 yards 21 35 3.31 3.18 100.0
4 5:10 2 7 NWE 31 Edgar Bennett for 1 yard 21 35 3.18 2.61 100.0
4 4:47 3 6 NWE 30 Brett Favre pass incomplete intended for Andre Rison 21 35 2.61 1.43 100.0
4 4:24 4 6 NWE 30 Chris Jacke 47 yard field goal no good 21 35 1.43 -1.4 100.0
4 3:56 1 10 NWE 37 Drew Bledsoe pass incomplete intended for Vincent Brisby 21 35 1.4 0.86 100.0
4 3:45 2 10 NWE 37 Drew Bledsoe pass complete to Dave Meggett for 2 yards 21 35 0.86 0.43 100.0
4 3:34 3 8 NWE 39 Drew Bledsoe sacked for -7 yards 21 35 0.43 -1.24 100.0
4 3:23 4 15 NWE 32 Tom Tupa punts 37 yards 21 35 -1.24 -0.67 100.0
4 3:11 1 10 GNB 26 Edgar Bennett for 4 yards 21 35 0.67 0.67 100.0
4 2:48 2 6 GNB 30 Edgar Bennett for 4 yards 21 35 0.67 0.5 100.0
4 2:25 3 2 GNB 34 Brett Favre sacked for -12 yards 21 35 0.5 -1.9 100.0
4 2:00 4 14 GNB 22 Craig Hentrich punts 54 yards 21 35 -1.9 -0.87 100.0
4 1:49 1 10 NWE 29 Drew Bledsoe sacked for -9 yards 21 35 0.87 -0.89 100.0
4 1:33 2 19 NWE 20 Drew Bledsoe pass incomplete intended for Dave Meggett 21 35 -0.89 -1.55 100.0
4 1:27 3 19 NWE 20 Drew Bledsoe pass complete to Vincent Brisby for 5 yards 21 35 -1.55 -1.7 100.0
4 1:03 4 14 NWE 25 Drew Bledsoe pass incomplete intended for Vincent Brisby is intercepted by Brian M. Williams 21 35 -1.7 -4.17 100.0
4 0:50 1 10 NWE 21 Brett Favre for -1 yards 21 35 4.17 3.49 100.0
4 0:12 2 11 NWE 22 Brett Favre for -1 yards 21 35 3.49 2.68 100.0
End of Regulation21352.680
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).