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Buffalo Bills 6 at New England Patriots 33

Sunday, October 12, 1997
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Buffalo Bills (6-10-0)00066
New England Patriots (10-6-0)10617033

Game Info
Stadium Foxboro Stadium
Start Time (ET) 1:00pm
Roof outdoors
Surface grass
Weather 53 degrees relative humidity 58%, wind 9 mph
Vegas Line New England Patriots -9.0
Over/Under 42.0 (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 BUF NWE EPB EPA Win%
1st Quarter
1 15:00 NWE 30 Adam Vinatieri kicks off 66 yards, returned by Eric Moulds for 15 yards 0 0 0 0 74.8
1 1 10 BUF 19 Todd Collins pass complete left to Andre Reed for 9 yards (tackle by Jimmy Hitchcock) 0 0 0 0 74.8
1 2 1 BUF 28 Thurman Thomas middle for 1 yard (tackle by Ted Johnson and Mike Jones) 0 0 0 0 74.8
1 1 10 BUF 29 Thurman Thomas right for 2 yards (tackle by Henry Thomas) 0 0 0 0 74.8
1 2 8 BUF 31 Todd Collins pass incomplete right intended for Thurman Thomas 0 0 0 0 74.8
1 3 8 BUF 31 Todd Collins pass incomplete middle intended for Eric Moulds 0 0 0 0 74.8
1 4 8 BUF 31 Chris Mohr punts 32 yards (tackle by Gabe Northern) 0 0 0 0 74.8
1 12:50 1 10 NWE 37 Curtis Martin middle for 3 yards (tackle by Ted Washington) 0 0 0 0 74.4
1 2 7 NWE 40 Curtis Martin left for 5 yards (tackle by Ted Washington and Damien Covington) 0 0 0 0 74.4
1 3 2 NWE 45 Drew Bledsoe pass complete right to Ben Coates for 24 yards 0 0 0 0 74.4
1 1 10 BUF 31 Curtis Martin left for 5 yards (tackle by Ted Washington and Sam Rogers) 0 0 0 0 74.4
1 2 5 BUF 26 Drew Bledsoe pass complete right to Curtis Martin for 4 yards (tackle by Phil Hansen and Chris Spielman) 0 0 0 0 74.4
1 3 1 BUF 22 Drew Bledsoe middle for 2 yards (tackle by Bryce Paup and Ted Washington) 0 0 0 0 74.4
1 1 10 BUF 20 Drew Bledsoe pass complete right to Ben Coates for 20 yards, touchdown 0 6 0 0 86.7
1 Adam Vinatieri kicks extra point good 0 7 0 0 88.2
1 9:21 NWE 30 Adam Vinatieri kicks off 67 yards, returned by Eric Moulds for 13 yards 0 7 0 0 88.2
1 1 10 BUF 16 Todd Collins pass incomplete right intended for Antowain Smith 0 7 0 0 88.2
1 2 10 BUF 16 Thurman Thomas right for 14 yards (tackle by Willie Clay and Lawyer Milloy) 0 7 0 0 88.2
1 1 10 BUF 30 Thurman Thomas right for 3 yards (tackle by Todd Collins and Chris Slade) 0 7 0 0 88.2
1 2 7 BUF 33 Todd Collins sacked by Tedy Bruschi for -9 yards. Todd Collins fumbles, recovered by Jerry Ostroski 0 7 0 0 88.2
1 3 16 BUF 24 -- 0 7 0 0 88.2
1 7:14 1 10 BUF 20 Curtis Martin right for 14 yards (tackle by Bryce Paup and Kurt Schulz) 0 7 0 0 88.1
1 1 6 BUF 6 Curtis Martin middle for -1 yards (tackle by Chris Spielman and Bruce Smith) 0 7 0 0 88.1
1 2 7 BUF 7 Keith Byars middle for 4 yards (tackle by Damien Covington and Bruce Smith) 0 7 0 0 88.1
1 3 3 BUF 3 Drew Bledsoe pass incomplete right intended for Terry Glenn (defended by Marlon Kerner) 0 7 0 0 88.1
1 4 3 BUF 3 Adam Vinatieri 20 yard field goal good 0 10 0 0 92.2
1 5:22 NWE 30 Adam Vinatieri kicks off 66 yards, returned by Eric Moulds for 17 yards 0 10 0 0 92.3
1 1 10 BUF 21 Antowain Smith right for 2 yards (tackle by Brandon Mitchell and Chris Slade) 0 10 0 0 92.3
1 2 8 BUF 23 Antowain Smith left for 2 yards (tackle by Mark Wheeler and Chris Slade) 0 10 0 0 92.3
1 3 6 BUF 25 -- 0 10 0 0 92.3
1 4 6 BUF 25 Chris Mohr punts 50 yards (tackle by Rob Coons) 0 10 0 0 92.3
1 3:42 1 10 NWE 37 Drew Bledsoe pass complete right to Terry Glenn for 8 yards (tackle by Marlon Kerner and Chris Spielman) 0 10 0 0 92.3
1 2 2 NWE 45 Curtis Martin middle for 1 yard (tackle by Ted Washington) 0 10 0 0 92.3
1 3 1 NWE 46 Drew Bledsoe pass complete right to Sam Gash for 3 yards (tackle by Chris Spielman) 0 10 0 0 92.3
1 1 10 NWE 49 Drew Bledsoe pass incomplete left intended for Terry Glenn (defended by Marlon Kerner) 0 10 0 0 92.3
1 2 10 NWE 49 Timeout #1 by New England Patriots 0 10 0 0
1 2 10 NWE 49 Curtis Martin left for 2 yards (tackle by Bruce Smith and Damien Covington) 0 10 0 0 92.3
1 3 8 BUF 49 Drew Bledsoe pass incomplete middle intended for Ben Coates (defended by Henry Jones) 0 10 0 0 92.3
1 4 8 BUF 49 Tom Tupa punts 49 yards, touchback 0 10 0 0 92.3
1 0:44 1 10 BUF 20 Antowain Smith left for 4 yards (tackle by Jimmy Hitchcock and Brandon Mitchell) 0 10 0 0 92.4
1 2 6 BUF 24 Penalty on Jamie Nails: False Start, 5 yards (no play) 0 10 0 0 92.4
Quarter Time Down ToGo Location Detail BUF NWE EPB EPA Win%
2nd Quarter
2 0:44 2 11 BUF 19 Penalty on Ruben Brown: Holding, 10 yards (no play) 0 10 0 0 93.5
2 2 21 BUF 9 -- 0 10 0 0 93.5
2 14:16 1 10 BUF 10 Drew Bledsoe pass incomplete right intended for Keith Byars 0 10 0 0 92.5
2 2 10 BUF 10 Curtis Martin middle for 5 yards (tackle by Kurt Schulz) 0 10 0 0 92.5
2 3 5 BUF 5 Drew Bledsoe pass incomplete right intended for Shawn Jefferson 0 10 0 0 92.5
2 4 5 BUF 5 Adam Vinatieri 23 yard field goal good 0 13 0 0 95.5
2 13:20 NWE 30 Adam Vinatieri kicks off 60 yards, returned by Eric Moulds for 14 yards 0 13 0 0 95.6
2 1 10 BUF 24 0 13 0 0 95.6
2 2 6 BUF 28 -- 0 13 0 0 95.6
2 3 6 BUF 28 -- 0 13 0 0 95.6
2 4 6 BUF 28 Chris Mohr punts 43 yards (tackle by Sam Rogers) 0 13 0 0 95.6
2 12:06 1 10 NWE 36 Drew Bledsoe pass complete right to Terry Glenn for 6 yards (tackle by Marlon Kerner) 0 13 0 0 95.7
2 2 4 NWE 42 Penalty on Marcellus Wiley: Encroachment, 5 yards (no play) 0 13 0 0 95.7
2 1 10 NWE 47 Drew Bledsoe pass complete right to Ben Coates for 30 yards (tackle by Marlon Kerner and Kurt Schulz) 0 13 0 0 95.7
2 1 10 BUF 23 Drew Bledsoe pass incomplete right intended for Keith Byars 0 13 0 0 95.7
2 2 10 BUF 23 Curtis Martin left for no gain (tackle by Bruce Smith and Sam Rogers) 0 13 0 0 95.7
2 3 10 BUF 23 Drew Bledsoe pass incomplete middle intended for Vincent Brisby 0 13 0 0 95.7
2 4 10 BUF 23 Adam Vinatieri 41 yard field goal good 0 16 0 0 97.6
2 9:19 NWE 30 Adam Vinatieri kicks off 60 yards, returned by Eric Moulds for 38 yards 0 16 0 0 97.8
2 1 10 BUF 48 0 16 0 0 97.8
2 2 1 NWE 43 0 16 0 0 97.8
2 3 1 NWE 43 Antowain Smith right for no gain (tackle by Ted Johnson) 0 16 0 0 97.8
2 4 1 NWE 43 Penalty on Jamie Nails: False Start, 5 yards (no play) 0 16 0 0 97.8
2 4 6 NWE 48 Chris Mohr punts 41 yards (tackle by Eric Smedley) 0 16 0 0 97.8
2 7:18 1 10 NWE 13 Curtis Martin middle for 3 yards (tackle by Phil Hansen and Chris Spielman) 0 16 0 0 97.9
2 2 7 NWE 16 Curtis Martin middle for 4 yards (tackle by Damien Covington and Ted Washington) 0 16 0 0 97.9
2 3 3 NWE 20 Timeout #2 by New England Patriots 0 16 0 0
2 3 3 NWE 20 Drew Bledsoe sacked by Bruce Smith for -10 yards 0 16 0 0 97.9
2 4 13 NWE 10 Tom Tupa punts 49 yards, returned by Eric Moulds for 10 yards (tackle by Marty Moore) 0 16 0 0 97.9
2 5:31 1 10 NWE 49 Thurman Thomas middle for no gain (tackle by Todd Collins and Ted Johnson) 0 16 0 0 98.0
2 2 10 NWE 49 -- 0 16 0 0 98.0
2 3 13 BUF 48 (tackle by Ted Johnson) 0 16 0 0 98.0
2 4 3 NWE 42 (tackle by Ty Law) 0 16 0 0 98.0
2 1 10 NWE 24 (tackle by Chris Slade) 0 16 0 0 98.0
2 2 5 NWE 19 Timeout #1 by Buffalo Bills 0 16 0 0
2 2 5 NWE 19 (tackle by Ted Johnson) 0 16 0 0 98.0
2 3 2 NWE 16 -- 0 16 0 0 98.0
2 4 2 NWE 16 Steve Christie 34 yard field goal no good 0 16 0 0 98.0
2 1:51 1 10 NWE 24 Drew Bledsoe pass complete right to Terry Glenn for 14 yards (tackle by Marlon Kerner) 0 16 0 0 98.3
2 1 10 NWE 38 Drew Bledsoe pass incomplete right intended for Shawn Jefferson 0 16 0 0 98.3
2 2 10 NWE 38 Curtis Martin left for 5 yards (tackle by Sean Moran and Marlo Perry) 0 16 0 0 98.3
2 3 5 NWE 43 Drew Bledsoe pass incomplete intended for Vincent Brisby is intercepted by Marlo Perry and returned for 4 yards 0 16 0 0 98.3
2 0:50 1 10 NWE 45 (tackle by Larry Whigham and Henry Thomas) 0 16 0 0 98.4
2 2 5 NWE 40 Thurman Thomas left for 4 yards (tackle by Todd Collins) 0 16 0 0 98.4
2 3 1 NWE 36 Timeout #2 by Buffalo Bills 0 16 0 0
2 3 1 NWE 36 -- 0 16 0 0 98.4
2 4 6 NWE 41 -- 0 16 0 0 98.4
2 0:08 1 10 NWE 41 Drew Bledsoe middle for -1 yards 0 16 0 0 98.4
End of Half01600
Quarter Time Down ToGo Location Detail BUF NWE EPB EPA Win%
3rd Quarter
3 15:00 BUF 30 Steve Christie kicks off 61 yards, returned by Derrick Cullors for 33 yards 0 16 0 0 98.4
3 1 10 NWE 42 Drew Bledsoe pass complete right to Ben Coates for 18 yards (tackle by Sam Rogers and Kurt Schulz). Penalty on Henry Jones: Holding, 5 yards (no play) 0 16 0 0 98.4
3 1 10 BUF 35 Curtis Martin left for 1 yard (tackle by Phil Hansen) 0 16 0 0 98.4
3 2 9 BUF 34 Drew Bledsoe pass incomplete right intended for Sam Gash 0 16 0 0 98.4
3 3 9 BUF 34 Drew Bledsoe pass incomplete right intended for Terry Glenn (defended by Marlon Kerner) 0 16 0 0 98.4
3 4 9 BUF 34 Adam Vinatieri 52 yard field goal good 0 19 0 0 99.3
3 13:03 NWE 30 Adam Vinatieri kicks off 60 yards, returned by Eric Moulds for 16 yards. Penalty on Marcellus Wiley: Holding, 10 yards 0 19 0 0 99.4
3 1 10 BUF 16 Penalty on Jerry Ostroski: Illegal Plyr Downfld, 5 yards (no play) 0 19 0 0 99.4
3 1 15 BUF 11 Antowain Smith left for 3 yards (tackle by Ted Johnson) 0 19 0 0 99.4
3 2 12 BUF 14 -- 0 19 0 0 99.4
3 3 12 BUF 14 -- 0 19 0 0 99.4
3 4 12 BUF 14 Chris Mohr punts 45 yards (tackle by Chris Mohr) 0 19 0 0 99.4
3 11:24 1 10 BUF 30 Drew Bledsoe pass complete right to Sam Gash for 4 yards (tackle by Marlon Kerner) 0 19 0 0 99.5
3 2 6 BUF 26 Curtis Martin left for 26 yards, touchdown 0 25 0 0 99.9
3 Adam Vinatieri kicks extra point good 0 26 0 0 100.0
3 10:42 NWE 30 Adam Vinatieri kicks off 66 yards, returned by Eric Moulds for 18 yards 0 26 0 0 100.0
3 1 10 BUF 22 -- 0 26 0 0 100.0
3 2 10 BUF 22 0 26 0 0 100.0
3 3 9 BUF 23 -- 0 26 0 0 100.0
3 4 2 BUF 30 Chris Mohr punts 39 yards 0 26 0 0 100.0
3 9:06 1 10 NWE 31 Curtis Martin left for 20 yards (tackle by Shawn Price) 0 26 0 0 100.0
3 1 10 BUF 49 Curtis Martin middle for 1 yard (tackle by Sam Rogers and Damien Covington) 0 26 0 0 100.0
3 2 9 BUF 48 Timeout #1 by New England Patriots 0 26 0 0
3 2 9 BUF 48 Curtis Martin left for -1 yards (tackle by Sean Moran and Chris Spielman) 0 26 0 0 100.0
3 3 10 BUF 49 Drew Bledsoe pass complete right to Terry Glenn for 22 yards 0 26 0 0 100.0
3 1 10 BUF 27 -- 0 26 0 0 100.0
3 2 4 BUF 21 Curtis Martin middle for 4 yards (tackle by Chris Spielman and Damien Covington) 0 26 0 0 100.0
3 1 10 BUF 17 Penalty on Ben Coates: Holding, 10 yards (no play) 0 26 0 0 100.0
3 1 20 BUF 27 Drew Bledsoe pass incomplete right intended for Terry Glenn 0 26 0 0 100.0
3 2 20 BUF 27 Curtis Martin left for 5 yards (tackle by Bruce Smith and Damien Covington) 0 26 0 0 100.0
3 3 15 BUF 22 Drew Bledsoe pass complete left to Shawn Jefferson for 13 yards (tackle by Thomas Smith) 0 26 0 0 100.0
3 4 2 BUF 9 Penalty on Marlon Kerner: Pass Interference, 8 yards (no play) 0 26 0 0 100.0
3 1 1 BUF 1 Curtis Martin middle for -3 yards (tackle by Kurt Schulz and Damien Covington) 0 26 0 0 100.0
3 2 4 BUF 4 Drew Bledsoe pass complete right to Keith Byars for 4 yards, touchdown 0 32 0 0 100.0
3 Adam Vinatieri kicks extra point good 0 33 0 0 100.0
3 2:36 NWE 30 Adam Vinatieri kicks off 66 yards, returned by Eric Moulds for 20 yards. Penalty on Marlo Perry: Holding, 10 yards 0 33 0 0 100.0
3 1 10 BUF 14 0 33 0 0 100.0
3 2 1 BUF 23 0 33 0 0 100.0
3 1 10 BUF 30 0 33 0 0 100.0
3 1 10 BUF 50 0 33 0 0 100.0
3 2 5 NWE 45 Darick Holmes left for 11 yards (tackle by Willie Clay) 0 33 0 0 100.0
3 1 10 NWE 34 0 33 0 0 100.0
Quarter Time Down ToGo Location Detail BUF NWE EPB EPA Win%
4th Quarter
4 2:36 1 10 NWE 23 (tackle by Ty Law) 0 33 0 0 100.0
4 1 10 NWE 11 Darick Holmes right for 10 yards (tackle by Willie Clay) 0 33 0 0 100.0
4 1 1 NWE 1 Darick Holmes middle for 1 yard, touchdown 6 33 0 0 100.0
4 Two Point Attempt: Darick Holmes, conversion fails 6 33 0 0 100.0
4 13:59 BUF 30 Steve Christie kicks off 68 yards, returned by Derrick Cullors for 28 yards 6 33 0 0 100.0
4 1 10 NWE 30 Curtis Martin left for no gain (tackle by Sean Moran) 6 33 0 0 100.0
4 2 10 NWE 30 Curtis Martin left for no gain (tackle by Gabe Northern and Marcellus Wiley) 6 33 0 0 100.0
4 3 10 NWE 30 Drew Bledsoe pass incomplete right intended for Shawn Jefferson 6 33 0 0 100.0
4 4 10 NWE 30 Tom Tupa punts 46 yards, returned by Eric Moulds for 10 yards 6 33 0 0 100.0
4 12:09 1 10 BUF 34 -- 6 33 0 0 100.0
4 2 10 BUF 34 -- 6 33 0 0 100.0
4 3 14 BUF 30 Darick Holmes middle for 19 yards (tackle by Lawyer Milloy) 6 33 0 0 100.0
4 1 10 BUF 49 (tackle by Ty Law) 6 33 0 0 100.0
4 2 4 NWE 45 Penalty on Ruben Brown: Holding, 10 yards (no play) 6 33 0 0 100.0
4 2 14 BUF 45 (tackle by Ted Johnson) 6 33 0 0 100.0
4 3 6 NWE 47 -- 6 33 0 0 100.0
4 4 6 NWE 47 -- 6 33 0 0 100.0
4 9:50 1 10 NWE 48 Drew Bledsoe pass complete right to Vincent Brisby for 11 yards (tackle by Marlon Kerner) 6 33 0 0 100.0
4 1 10 BUF 41 -- 6 33 0 0 100.0
4 2 6 BUF 37 Penalty on Damien Covington: Unnecessary Roughness, 15 yards (no play) 6 33 0 0 100.0
4 1 10 BUF 22 Derrick Cullors right for 3 yards (tackle by Chris Spielman and Shawn Price) 6 33 0 0 100.0
4 2 7 BUF 19 Marrio Grier middle for 6 yards (tackle by Dan Brandenburg and Sean Moran) 6 33 0 0 100.0
4 3 1 BUF 13 Marrio Grier middle for no gain (tackle by Sean Moran and Henry Jones) 6 33 0 0 100.0
4 4 1 BUF 13 Keith Byars middle for no gain (tackle by Chris Spielman and Shawn Price) 6 33 0 0 100.0
4 6:01 1 10 BUF 13 Alex Van Pelt pass complete left to Antowain Smith for 12 yards (tackle by Marty Moore and Willie Clay) 6 33 0 0 100.0
4 1 10 BUF 25 Antowain Smith left for 11 yards (tackle by Marty Moore and Chris Canty) 6 33 0 0 100.0
4 1 10 BUF 36 Alex Van Pelt pass incomplete left intended for Quinn Early 6 33 0 0 100.0
4 2 10 BUF 36 Alex Van Pelt pass complete middle to Lonnie Johnson for 4 yards (tackle by Tedy Bruschi and Marty Moore) 6 33 0 0 100.0
4 3 6 BUF 40 Alex Van Pelt pass incomplete intended for Jerry Reese is intercepted by Lawyer Milloy 6 33 0 0 100.0
4 4:21 1 10 NWE 46 Marrio Grier middle for 4 yards (tackle by Eric Smedley and Chris Spielman) 6 33 0 0 100.0
4 2 6 NWE 50 Marrio Grier middle for 10 yards 6 33 0 0 100.0
4 1 10 BUF 40 Marrio Grier right for 6 yards (tackle by Dan Brandenburg) 6 33 0 0 100.0
4 2 4 BUF 34 Marrio Grier middle for 2 yards (tackle by Shawn Price and Gabe Northern) 6 33 0 0 100.0
4 3 2 BUF 32 Marrio Grier left for -2 yards (tackle by Marcellus Wiley and Shawn Price) 6 33 0 0 100.0
4 4 4 BUF 34 Marrio Grier middle for -2 yards (tackle by Eric Smedley and Sean Moran) 6 33 0 0 100.0
4 1:14 1 10 BUF 36 Alex Van Pelt pass complete left to Quinn Early for 6 yards (tackle by Chris Carter) 6 33 0 0 100.0
4 2 4 BUF 42 Alex Van Pelt pass incomplete middle intended for Jerry Reese 6 33 0 0 100.0
4 3 4 BUF 42 Alex Van Pelt pass incomplete intended for Lonnie Johnson is intercepted by Marty Moore and returned for 7 yards 6 33 0 0 100.0
4 0:56 1 10 BUF 42 Scott Zolak middle for -1 yards 6 33 0 0 100.0
4 2 11 BUF 43 Scott Zolak middle for -1 yards 6 33 0 0 100.0
End of Regulation63300
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).