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Chicago Bears 3 at New England Patriots 31

Sunday, September 21, 1997
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Chicago Bears (4-12-0)00303
New England Patriots (10-6-0)7701731

Game Info
Stadium Foxboro Stadium
Start Time (ET) 1:00pm
Roof outdoors
Surface grass
Weather 56 degrees relative humidity 61%, wind 17 mph
Vegas Line New England Patriots -13.0
Over/Under 45.0 (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

Full Play-By-Play

Quarter Time Down ToGo Location Detail CHI NWE EPB EPA Win%
1st Quarter
1 15:00 NWE 30 Adam Vinatieri kicks off 69 yards, returned by Tyrone Hughes for 26 yards 0 0 0 0 0.0
1 1 10 CHI 27 Raymont Harris middle for 3 yards (tackle by Mike Jones and Henry Thomas) 0 0 0 0 0.0
1 2 7 CHI 30 Raymont Harris right for 2 yards (tackle by Ted Johnson and Willie Clay) 0 0 0 0 0.0
1 3 5 CHI 32 Penalty on Andy Heck: Holding, 10 yards (no play) 0 0 0 0 0.0
1 3 15 CHI 22 Rick Mirer sacked by Larry Whigham for -15 yards 0 0 0 0 0.0
1 4 30 CHI 7 Todd Sauerbrun punts 41 yards (tackle by Fabien Bownes) 0 0 0 0 0.0
1 12:29 1 10 CHI 39 Drew Bledsoe pass complete left to Shawn Jefferson for 10 yards (tackle by Barry Minter and Walt Harris) 0 0 0 0 0.0
1 1 10 CHI 29 Drew Bledsoe pass complete right to Ben Coates for 3 yards (tackle by Anthony Marshall and John Thierry) 0 0 0 0 0.0
1 2 7 CHI 26 Drew Bledsoe pass complete right to Ben Coates for 12 yards (tackle by Anthony Marshall and John Mangum) 0 0 0 0 0.0
1 1 10 CHI 14 Drew Bledsoe pass complete right to Ben Coates for 11 yards (tackle by Anthony Marshall and Bryan Cox) 0 0 0 0 0.0
1 1 3 CHI 3 Curtis Martin middle for -4 yards (tackle by Jim Flanigan and John Thierry) 0 0 0 0 0.0
1 2 7 CHI 7 Timeout #1 by New England Patriots 0 0 0 0
1 2 7 CHI 7 Penalty on Dave Wohlabaugh: Holding, 10 yards (no play) 0 0 0 0 0.0
1 2 17 CHI 17 Drew Bledsoe pass complete left to Vincent Brisby for 10 yards (tackle by John Mangum) 0 0 0 0 0.0
1 3 7 CHI 7 Drew Bledsoe pass complete middle to Vincent Brisby for 7 yards, touchdown 0 6 0 0 0.0
1 Adam Vinatieri kicks extra point good 0 7 0 0 0.0
1 8:39 NWE 30 Adam Vinatieri kicks off 70 yards, touchback 0 7 0 0 0.0
1 1 10 CHI 20 Raymont Harris right for 6 yards (tackle by Mark Wheeler and Chris Slade) 0 7 0 0 0.0
1 2 4 CHI 26 Raymont Harris middle for no gain (tackle by Todd Collins) 0 7 0 0 0.0
1 3 4 CHI 26 Raymont Harris middle for 3 yards (tackle by Henry Thomas) 0 7 0 0 0.0
1 4 1 CHI 29 Todd Sauerbrun punts 44 yards (tackle by Harper LeBel) 0 7 0 0 0.0
1 6:36 1 10 NWE 35 Curtis Martin middle for -1 yards (tackle by Anthony Marshall and Ron Cox) 0 7 0 0 0.0
1 2 11 NWE 34 Curtis Martin middle for -1 yards (tackle by Alonzo Spellman) 0 7 0 0 0.0
1 3 12 NWE 33 Drew Bledsoe pass complete left to Curtis Martin for 4 yards (tackle by Jim Flanigan) 0 7 0 0 0.0
1 4 8 NWE 37 Tom Tupa punts 63 yards, touchback 0 7 0 0 0.0
1 4:31 1 10 CHI 20 Raymont Harris middle for 7 yards (tackle by Chris Slade and Willie Clay) 0 7 0 0 0.0
1 2 3 CHI 27 Rick Mirer pass complete right to Keith Jennings for 5 yards (tackle by Lawyer Milloy and Ty Law) 0 7 0 0 0.0
1 1 10 CHI 32 Raymont Harris middle for no gain (tackle by Chad Eaton and Chris Slade) 0 7 0 0 0.0
1 2 10 CHI 32 Raymont Harris middle for 6 yards (tackle by Willie Clay) 0 7 0 0 0.0
1 3 4 CHI 38 Rick Mirer pass complete right to Chris Penn for 7 yards (tackle by Willie Clay and Ted Johnson) 0 7 0 0 0.0
1 1 10 CHI 45 Raymont Harris middle for 3 yards (tackle by Ted Johnson and Chris Sullivan) 0 7 0 0 0.0
1 2 7 CHI 48 Raymont Harris left for 3 yards (tackle by Ted Johnson) 0 7 0 0 0.0
Quarter Time Down ToGo Location Detail CHI NWE EPB EPA Win%
2nd Quarter
2 4:31 3 4 NWE 49 Rick Mirer left for 3 yards (tackle by Chris Slade) 0 7 0 0 0.0
2 4 1 NWE 46 Timeout #2 by New England Patriots 0 7 0 0
2 4 1 NWE 46 Todd Sauerbrun punts 46 yards, touchback 0 7 0 0 0.0
2 14:09 1 10 NWE 20 Drew Bledsoe pass incomplete right intended for Keith Byars 0 7 0 0 0.0
2 2 10 NWE 20 Drew Bledsoe pass complete left to Shawn Jefferson for 5 yards (tackle by James Burton) 0 7 0 0 0.0
2 3 5 NWE 25 Penalty on Carl Simpson: Encroachment, 5 yards (no play) 0 7 0 0 0.0
2 1 10 NWE 30 -- 0 7 0 0 0.0
2 2 12 NWE 28 Penalty on James Burton: Holding, 5 yards (no play) 0 7 0 0 0.0
2 1 10 NWE 33 Penalty on Shawn Jefferson: False Start, 5 yards (no play) 0 7 0 0 0.0
2 1 15 NWE 28 Drew Bledsoe pass incomplete left intended for Shawn Jefferson 0 7 0 0 0.0
2 2 15 NWE 28 Drew Bledsoe pass incomplete middle intended for Vincent Brisby 0 7 0 0 0.0
2 3 15 NWE 28 Timeout #3 by New England Patriots 0 7 0 0
2 3 15 NWE 28 Drew Bledsoe pass complete right to Troy Brown for 7 yards (tackle by Tom Carter and Marlon Forbes) 0 7 0 0 0.0
2 4 8 NWE 35 Tom Tupa punts 44 yards, returned by Tyrone Hughes for 12 yards (tackle by Derrick Cullors) 0 7 0 0 0.0
2 11:11 1 10 CHI 33 Rick Mirer pass complete right to Tony Carter for 1 yard (tackle by Ty Law and Lawyer Milloy) 0 7 0 0 0.0
2 2 9 CHI 34 Raymont Harris middle for 3 yards (tackle by Ted Johnson and Mark Wheeler) 0 7 0 0 0.0
2 3 6 CHI 37 Rick Mirer pass complete middle to Ryan Wetnight for 4 yards (tackle by Lawyer Milloy) 0 7 0 0 0.0
2 4 2 CHI 41 Todd Sauerbrun punts 45 yards 0 7 0 0 0.0
2 9:01 1 10 NWE 14 Curtis Martin middle for -5 yards (tackle by Barry Minter) 0 7 0 0 0.0
2 2 15 NWE 9 Drew Bledsoe pass complete right to Troy Brown for 25 yards (tackle by John Mangum) 0 7 0 0 0.0
2 1 10 NWE 34 Drew Bledsoe pass incomplete intended for Keith Byars is intercepted by Anthony Marshall 0 7 0 0 0.0
2 7:53 1 10 NWE 46 Raymont Harris middle for no gain (tackle by Henry Thomas and Ted Johnson) 0 7 0 0 0.0
2 2 10 NWE 46 Rick Mirer pass incomplete intended for Ricky Proehl is intercepted by Ty Law and returned for 30 yards 0 7 0 0 0.0
2 7:02 1 10 NWE 34 Drew Bledsoe pass complete right to Troy Brown for 12 yards (tackle by Ron Cox) 0 7 0 0 0.0
2 1 10 NWE 46 Drew Bledsoe pass complete right to Shawn Jefferson for 15 yards (tackle by Tom Carter) 0 7 0 0 0.0
2 1 10 CHI 39 Drew Bledsoe pass incomplete left intended for Curtis Martin 0 7 0 0 0.0
2 2 10 CHI 39 Drew Bledsoe pass complete right to Keith Byars for 4 yards (tackle by John Mangum) 0 7 0 0 0.0
2 3 6 CHI 35 Drew Bledsoe pass incomplete left intended for Troy Brown 0 7 0 0 0.0
2 4 6 CHI 35 Penalty on Keith Byars: False Start, 5 yards (no play) 0 7 0 0 0.0
2 4 11 CHI 40 Tom Tupa punts 30 yards 0 7 0 0 0.0
2 5:04 1 10 CHI 10 Raymont Harris middle for 6 yards (tackle by Todd Collins) 0 7 0 0 0.0
2 2 4 CHI 16 Darnell Autry middle for 3 yards (tackle by Henry Thomas and Ferric Collons) 0 7 0 0 0.0
2 3 1 CHI 19 Raymont Harris left for no gain (tackle by Ferric Collons and Mike Jones) 0 7 0 0 0.0
2 4 1 CHI 19 Todd Sauerbrun punts 66 yards 0 7 0 0 0.0
2 3:06 1 10 NWE 21 Curtis Martin left for 4 yards (tackle by Ron Cox) 0 7 0 0 0.0
2 2 6 NWE 25 Drew Bledsoe pass complete left to Shawn Jefferson for 14 yards 0 7 0 0 0.0
2 1 10 NWE 39 Drew Bledsoe pass incomplete right intended for Dietrich Jells 0 7 0 0 0.0
2 2 10 NWE 39 Drew Bledsoe pass complete right to Curtis Martin for 9 yards (tackle by Anthony Marshall) 0 7 0 0 0.0
2 3 1 NWE 48 Drew Bledsoe pass complete middle to Troy Brown for 52 yards, touchdown 0 13 0 0 0.0
2 Adam Vinatieri kicks extra point good 0 14 0 0 0.0
2 1:35 NWE 30 Adam Vinatieri kicks off 54 yards, returned by Tyrone Hughes for 17 yards 0 14 0 0 0.0
2 1 10 CHI 33 Rick Mirer pass complete right to Bobby Engram for 7 yards (tackle by Ty Law) 0 14 0 0 0.0
2 2 3 CHI 40 Rick Mirer sacked by Larry Whigham for -11 yards 0 14 0 0 0.0
2 3 14 CHI 29 Raymont Harris middle for 11 yards (tackle by Ted Johnson and Tedy Bruschi) 0 14 0 0 0.0
2 4 3 CHI 40 Timeout #1 by Chicago Bears 0 14 0 0
2 4 3 CHI 40 Todd Sauerbrun punts 40 yards 0 14 0 0 0.0
End of Half01400
Quarter Time Down ToGo Location Detail CHI NWE EPB EPA Win%
3rd Quarter
3 11:46 CHI 30 Todd Sauerbrun kicks off 69 yards 0 14 0 0 0.0
3 1 10 NWE 34 Curtis Martin right for 8 yards (tackle by Tom Carter and Bryan Cox) 0 14 0 0 0.0
3 2 2 NWE 42 Curtis Martin middle for 4 yards (tackle by John Mangum and Carl Simpson) 0 14 0 0 0.0
3 1 10 NWE 46 Curtis Martin middle for no gain (tackle by Anthony Marshall and Jim Flanigan) 0 14 0 0 0.0
3 2 10 NWE 46 Drew Bledsoe pass incomplete left intended for Keith Byars 0 14 0 0 0.0
3 3 10 NWE 46 Penalty on Anthony Marshall: Encroachment, 5 yards (no play) 0 14 0 0 0.0
3 3 5 CHI 49 Penalty on John Thierry: Encroachment, 5 yards (no play) 0 14 0 0 0.0
3 1 10 CHI 44 Penalty on Tom Carter: Pass Interference, 29 yards (no play) 0 14 0 0 0.0
3 1 10 CHI 15 Keith Byars middle for 1 yard (tackle by Ron Cox and Anthony Marshall) 0 14 0 0 0.0
3 2 9 CHI 14 Drew Bledsoe pass incomplete right intended for Keith Byars 0 14 0 0 0.0
3 3 9 CHI 14 Drew Bledsoe pass complete left to Shawn Jefferson for 11 yards. Shawn Jefferson fumbles, recovered by Barry Minter 0 14 0 0 0.0
3 10:10 1 10 CHI 3 Raymont Harris right for 5 yards (tackle by Ty Law) 0 14 0 0 0.0
3 2 5 CHI 8 Raymont Harris middle for 1 yard (tackle by Mark Wheeler and Henry Thomas) 0 14 0 0 0.0
3 3 4 CHI 9 Rick Mirer pass incomplete left intended for Chris Penn 0 14 0 0 0.0
3 4 4 CHI 9 Todd Sauerbrun punts 41 yards 0 14 0 0 0.0
3 8:51 1 10 NWE 50 Curtis Martin left for 3 yards (tackle by Walt Harris) 0 14 0 0 0.0
3 2 7 CHI 47 Drew Bledsoe pass incomplete right intended for Terry Glenn 0 14 0 0 0.0
3 3 7 CHI 47 Drew Bledsoe sacked by Jim Flanigan for -12 yards 0 14 0 0 0.0
3 4 19 NWE 41 Tom Tupa punts 38 yards 0 14 0 0 0.0
3 3:30 1 10 CHI 21 Rick Mirer pass incomplete right intended for Raymont Harris 0 14 0 0 0.0
3 2 10 CHI 21 Rick Mirer pass complete middle to Ricky Proehl for 8 yards (tackle by Tedy Bruschi) 0 14 0 0 0.0
3 3 2 CHI 29 Rick Mirer pass complete right to Ryan Wetnight for 34 yards (tackle by Ty Law and Willie Clay) 0 14 0 0 0.0
3 1 10 NWE 37 Rick Mirer pass complete right to Raymont Harris for 8 yards (tackle by Chris Slade) 0 14 0 0 0.0
3 2 2 NWE 29 Raymont Harris right for 2 yards (tackle by Ted Johnson and Mark Wheeler) 0 14 0 0 0.0
3 1 10 NWE 27 (no play) 0 14 0 0 0.0
3 1 16 NWE 33 0 14 0 0 0.0
3 1 21 NWE 38 Rick Mirer middle for 10 yards (tackle by Ted Johnson and Tedy Bruschi) 0 14 0 0 0.0
3 2 11 NWE 28 Rick Mirer pass complete left to Bobby Engram for 10 yards (tackle by Jimmy Hitchcock) 0 14 0 0 0.0
3 3 1 NWE 18 Raymont Harris middle for -2 yards (tackle by Henry Thomas and Ferric Collons) 0 14 0 0 0.0
3 4 3 NWE 20 Timeout #1 by Chicago Bears 0 14 0 0
3 4 3 NWE 20 Jeff Jaeger 38 yard field goal good 3 14 0 0 0.0
3 14:06 CHI 30 Todd Sauerbrun kicks off 67 yards 3 14 0 0 0.0
3 1 10 NWE 29 Curtis Martin middle for no gain (tackle by Jim Flanigan) 3 14 0 0 0.0
3 2 10 NWE 29 Drew Bledsoe pass complete left to Troy Brown for 20 yards (tackle by John Mangum) 3 14 0 0 0.0
3 1 10 NWE 49 Drew Bledsoe pass complete left to Ben Coates for 23 yards (tackle by Walt Harris and John Mangum) 3 14 0 0 0.0
3 1 10 CHI 28 Drew Bledsoe pass complete right to Vincent Brisby for 12 yards (tackle by James Burton) 3 14 0 0 0.0
3 1 10 CHI 16 Drew Bledsoe sacked by Alonzo Spellman for -7 yards 3 14 0 0 0.0
3 2 17 CHI 23 Penalty on Alonzo Spellman: Encroachment, 5 yards (no play) 3 14 0 0 0.0
3 2 12 CHI 18 Drew Bledsoe pass complete right to Curtis Martin for 15 yards (tackle by Marlon Forbes and John Mangum) 3 14 0 0 0.0
Quarter Time Down ToGo Location Detail CHI NWE EPB EPA Win%
4th Quarter
4 14:06 1 3 CHI 3 Drew Bledsoe pass incomplete middle intended for Ben Coates 3 14 0 0 0.0
4 2 3 CHI 3 Curtis Martin middle for -2 yards (tackle by Bryan Cox and Ron Cox) 3 14 0 0 0.0
4 3 5 CHI 5 Drew Bledsoe pass incomplete middle intended for Ben Coates (defended by Alonzo Spellman) 3 14 0 0 0.0
4 4 5 CHI 5 3 14 0 0 0.0
4 4 10 CHI 10 Adam Vinatieri 27 yard field goal good 3 17 0 0 0.0
4 11:09 NWE 30 Adam Vinatieri kicks off 70 yards, returned by Tyrone Hughes for 24 yards 3 17 0 0 0.0
4 1 10 CHI 23 Rick Mirer pass complete right to Bobby Engram for 11 yards (tackle by Ty Law) 3 17 0 0 0.0
4 1 10 CHI 34 Raymont Harris right for 1 yard (tackle by Chris Slade and Devin Wyman) 3 17 0 0 0.0
4 2 9 CHI 35 Rick Mirer pass complete left to Raymont Harris for no gain (tackle by Jimmy Hitchcock) 3 17 0 0 0.0
4 3 9 CHI 35 Rick Mirer sacked by Tedy Bruschi for 0 yards 3 17 0 0 0.0
4 4 9 CHI 35 Todd Sauerbrun punts 43 yards (tackle by Fabien Bownes) 3 17 0 0 0.0
4 7:52 1 10 NWE 28 Drew Bledsoe pass complete middle to Ben Coates for 7 yards (tackle by Barry Minter and Bryan Cox) 3 17 0 0 0.0
4 2 3 NWE 35 Drew Bledsoe pass complete right to Ben Coates for 5 yards (tackle by Marlon Forbes and Tom Carter) 3 17 0 0 0.0
4 1 10 NWE 40 Curtis Martin left for -2 yards (tackle by Bryan Cox and Paul Grasmanis) 3 17 0 0 0.0
4 2 12 NWE 38 Penalty on Dave Wohlabaugh: Holding, 9 yards (no play) 3 17 0 0 0.0
4 2 21 NWE 29 Drew Bledsoe pass incomplete left intended for Shawn Jefferson (defended by Alonzo Spellman) 3 17 0 0 0.0
4 3 21 NWE 29 Drew Bledsoe pass complete middle to Troy Brown for 8 yards (tackle by Anthony Marshall) 3 17 0 0 0.0
4 4 13 NWE 37 Tom Tupa punts 63 yards, touchback 3 17 0 0 0.0
4 7:28 1 10 CHI 20 Rick Mirer pass incomplete left intended for Tom Carter 3 17 0 0 0.0
4 2 10 CHI 20 Rick Mirer pass incomplete right intended for Bobby Engram 3 17 0 0 0.0
4 3 10 CHI 20 Rick Mirer pass incomplete right intended for Ricky Proehl 3 17 0 0 0.0
4 4 10 CHI 20 Todd Sauerbrun punts 41 yards. Penalty on Ty Law: Holding, 10 yards 3 17 0 0 0.0
4 7:16 1 10 NWE 30 Curtis Martin right for 70 yards, touchdown 3 23 0 0 0.0
4 Adam Vinatieri kicks extra point good 3 24 0 0 0.0
4 5:54 NWE 30 Adam Vinatieri kicks off 65 yards, returned by Tyrone Hughes for 27 yards 3 24 0 0 0.0
4 1 10 CHI 32 Rick Mirer pass complete right to Bobby Engram for 9 yards (tackle by Mike Jones and Ty Law) 3 24 0 0 0.0
4 2 1 CHI 41 Rick Mirer pass complete right to Bobby Engram for 10 yards (tackle by Todd Collins) 3 24 0 0 0.0
4 1 10 NWE 49 Rick Mirer sacked by Henry Thomas for -7 yards. Rick Mirer fumbles, recovered by Ferric Collons 3 24 0 0 0.0
4 5:45 1 10 CHI 39 Curtis Martin left for 5 yards (tackle by Anthony Marshall). Curtis Martin fumbles, recovered by John Mangum 3 24 0 0 0.0
4 4:25 1 10 CHI 34 Rick Mirer sacked by Henry Thomas for -1 yards 3 24 0 0 0.0
4 2 11 CHI 33 Raymont Harris middle for 3 yards (tackle by Henry Thomas and Todd Collins) 3 24 0 0 0.0
4 3 8 CHI 36 Rick Mirer pass incomplete left intended for Tyrone Hughes 3 24 0 0 0.0
4 4 8 CHI 36 Todd Sauerbrun punts 6 yards 3 24 0 0 0.0
4 1:02 1 10 CHI 42 Marrio Grier right for 12 yards (tackle by Anthony Marshall and Carl Simpson) 3 24 0 0 0.0
4 1 10 CHI 30 Marrio Grier middle for 1 yard (tackle by Sean Harris and John Mangum) 3 24 0 0 0.0
4 2 9 CHI 29 Sam Gash middle for -1 yards (tackle by Jim Flanigan) 3 24 0 0 0.0
4 3 10 CHI 30 Scott Zolak pass complete right to Sam Gash for 4 yards (tackle by John Mangum) 3 24 0 0 0.0
4 4 6 CHI 26 Scott Zolak pass complete left to Sam Gash for 9 yards (tackle by Anthony Marshall) 3 24 0 0 0.0
4 1 10 CHI 17 Marrio Grier middle for -2 yards (tackle by Carl Reeves) 3 24 0 0 0.0
4 2 12 CHI 19 Marrio Grier right for -1 yards (tackle by Barry Minter and John Mangum) 3 24 0 0 0.0
4 3 13 CHI 20 Scott Zolak pass complete left to Lovett Purnell for 20 yards, touchdown 3 30 0 0 0.0
4 Adam Vinatieri kicks extra point good 3 31 0 0 0.0
End of Regulation33100
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).