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New England Patriots 7 at Tampa Bay Buccaneers 27

Sunday, November 16, 1997
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New England Patriots (10-6-0)00077
Tampa Bay Buccaneers (10-6-0)7371027

Game Info
Stadium Houlihan's Stadium
Start Time (ET) 1:00pm
Roof outdoors
Surface grass
Weather 60 degrees relative humidity 73%, wind 9 mph
Vegas Line New England Patriots -2.0
Over/Under 41.0 (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 NWE TAM EPB EPA Win%
1st Quarter
1 15:00 NWE 30 Adam Vinatieri kicks off 70 yards, returned by Warrick Dunn for 10 yards. Warrick Dunn fumbles, recovered by Warrick Dunn 0 0 0 0 44.1
1 1 10 TAM 10 Mike Alstott middle for 3 yards (tackle by Ted Johnson) 0 0 0 0 44.1
1 2 7 TAM 13 Mike Alstott middle for 12 yards (tackle by Willie Clay and Chris Slade) 0 0 0 0 44.1
1 1 10 TAM 25 Warrick Dunn middle for 4 yards (tackle by Ted Johnson) 0 0 0 0 44.1
1 2 6 TAM 29 Trent Dilfer pass incomplete middle intended for Jackie Harris (defended by Lawyer Milloy) 0 0 0 0 44.1
1 3 6 TAM 29 Trent Dilfer pass complete left to Horace Copeland for 14 yards. Horace Copeland fumbles, recovered by Willie Clay 0 0 0 0 44.1
1 12:31 1 10 TAM 43 Drew Bledsoe pass complete middle to Curtis Martin for 1 yard (tackle by Hardy Nickerson) 0 0 0 0 44.2
1 2 9 TAM 42 Drew Bledsoe pass complete right to Ben Coates for 6 yards (tackle by Charles Mincy) 0 0 0 0 44.2
1 3 3 TAM 36 Drew Bledsoe sacked by Brad Culpepper for -10 yards 0 0 0 0 44.2
1 4 13 TAM 46 Tom Tupa punts 46 yards, touchback 0 0 0 0 44.2
1 11:02 1 10 TAM 20 Mike Alstott middle for 9 yards (tackle by Willie Clay) 0 0 0 0 44.3
1 2 1 TAM 29 Mike Alstott middle for 2 yards (tackle by Lawyer Milloy) 0 0 0 0 44.3
1 1 10 TAM 31 Trent Dilfer pass complete right to Dave Moore for 16 yards (tackle by Willie Clay) 0 0 0 0 44.3
1 1 10 TAM 47 Mike Alstott middle for 1 yard (tackle by Chris Slade) 0 0 0 0 44.3
1 2 9 TAM 48 Trent Dilfer pass complete middle to Jackie Harris for 25 yards (tackle by Willie Clay and Ted Johnson) 0 0 0 0 44.3
1 1 10 NWE 27 Trent Dilfer pass incomplete left intended for Dave Moore 0 0 0 0 44.3
1 2 10 NWE 27 Warrick Dunn left for 4 yards (tackle by Mark Wheeler) 0 0 0 0 44.3
1 3 6 NWE 23 Trent Dilfer pass complete left to Reidel Anthony for 10 yards (tackle by Jimmy Hitchcock) 0 0 0 0 44.3
1 1 10 NWE 13 Warrick Dunn left for 2 yards (tackle by Chris Slade and Chris Sullivan) 0 0 0 0 44.3
1 2 8 NWE 11 Trent Dilfer pass complete left to Karl Williams for 9 yards (tackle by Lawyer Milloy and Chris Slade) 0 0 0 0 44.3
1 1 2 NWE 2 Mike Alstott left for no gain (tackle by Henry Thomas and Ted Johnson) 0 0 0 0 44.3
1 2 2 NWE 2 Trent Dilfer pass complete middle to Warrick Dunn for 1 yard (tackle by Mark Wheeler and Todd Collins) 0 0 0 0 44.3
1 3 1 NWE 1 Penalty on Willie McGinest: Encroachment (no play) 0 0 0 0 44.3
1 3 1 NWE 1 Errict Rhett left for 1 yard, touchdown 0 6 0 0 62.5
1 NWE 2 Penalty on Jim Pyne: False Start, 5 yards (no play) 0 6 0 0 62.5
1 NWE 7 Michael Husted kicks extra point good 0 6 0 0 65.3
1 2:30 TAM 30 Michael Husted kicks off 69 yards 0 6 0 0 67.4
1 1 10 NWE 37 Curtis Martin right for -4 yards (tackle by Derrick Brooks and Chidi Ahanotu) 0 6 0 0 67.4
1 2 14 NWE 33 Curtis Martin middle for -1 yards (tackle by Brad Culpepper) 0 6 0 0 67.4
1 3 15 NWE 32 Drew Bledsoe pass complete right to Curtis Martin for 10 yards (tackle by Derrick Brooks and Anthony Parker) 0 6 0 0 67.4
1 4 5 NWE 42 Tom Tupa punts 42 yards, returned by Karl Williams for 20 yards (tackle by Marrio Grier) 0 6 0 0 67.4
1 0:10 1 10 TAM 36 Mike Alstott left for 12 yards (tackle by Lawyer Milloy) 0 6 0 0 68.1
Quarter Time Down ToGo Location Detail NWE TAM EPB EPA Win%
2nd Quarter
2 0:10 1 10 TAM 48 Warrick Dunn middle for 2 yards. Warrick Dunn fumbles, recovered by Lawyer Milloy 0 6 0 0 73.5
2 14:53 1 10 NWE 45 Drew Bledsoe pass complete right to Curtis Martin for 4 yards (tackle by Warren Sapp and Brad Culpepper) 0 6 0 0 68.2
2 2 6 NWE 49 Drew Bledsoe pass incomplete left intended for Troy Brown 0 6 0 0 68.2
2 3 6 NWE 49 Drew Bledsoe pass incomplete left intended for Shawn Jefferson (defended by Derrick Brooks) 0 6 0 0 68.2
2 4 6 NWE 49 Tom Tupa punts 51 yards, touchback 0 6 0 0 68.2
2 13:47 1 10 TAM 20 Trent Dilfer pass complete right to Warrick Dunn for 4 yards (tackle by Chris Slade) 0 6 0 0 68.5
2 2 6 TAM 24 Trent Dilfer pass complete left to Jackie Harris for 18 yards (tackle by Willie Clay) 0 6 0 0 68.5
2 1 10 TAM 42 Karl Williams right for 5 yards (tackle by Lawyer Milloy) 0 6 0 0 68.5
2 2 5 TAM 47 Trent Dilfer pass complete right to Mike Alstott for 12 yards (tackle by Ted Johnson and Lawyer Milloy) 0 6 0 0 68.5
2 1 10 NWE 41 Trent Dilfer pass incomplete middle intended for Reidel Anthony 0 6 0 0 68.5
2 2 10 NWE 41 Warrick Dunn right for 6 yards (tackle by Ted Johnson and Todd Collins) 0 6 0 0 68.5
2 3 4 NWE 35 Trent Dilfer pass complete left to Horace Copeland for 7 yards (tackle by Jimmy Hitchcock) 0 6 0 0 68.5
2 1 10 NWE 28 Mike Alstott middle for no gain (tackle by Willie McGinest) 0 6 0 0 68.5
2 2 10 NWE 28 Trent Dilfer pass complete right to Jackie Harris for 8 yards (tackle by Willie Clay and Todd Collins) 0 6 0 0 68.5
2 3 2 NWE 20 Trent Dilfer pass complete right to Mike Alstott for 11 yards (tackle by Ty Law) 0 6 0 0 68.5
2 1 9 NWE 9 Penalty on Jackie Harris: False Start, 5 yards (no play) 0 6 0 0 68.5
2 1 14 NWE 14 Warrick Dunn middle for 1 yard (tackle by Henry Thomas and Chad Eaton) 0 6 0 0 68.5
2 2 13 NWE 13 Trent Dilfer pass complete right to Mike Alstott for 12 yards (tackle by Henry Thomas and Willie Clay) 0 6 0 0 68.5
2 3 1 NWE 1 Errict Rhett middle for no gain (tackle by Todd Collins and Chris Slade) 0 6 0 0 68.5
2 4 1 NWE 1 Trent Dilfer pass incomplete 0 6 0 0 68.5
2 4:21 1 10 NWE 1 Drew Bledsoe pass incomplete right intended for Sam Gash (defended by Rufus Porter) 0 6 0 0 71.7
2 2 10 NWE 1 Sam Gash middle for 4 yards (tackle by Derrick Brooks) 0 6 0 0 71.7
2 3 6 NWE 5 Drew Bledsoe pass incomplete left intended for Troy Brown (defended by Regan Upshaw) 0 6 0 0 71.7
2 4 6 NWE 5 Penalty on Lovett Purnell: Illegal Formation, 2 yards (no play) 0 6 0 0 71.7
2 4 8 NWE 3 Tom Tupa punts 54 yards, returned by Warrick Dunn for 6 yards (tackle by Marty Moore) 0 6 0 0 71.7
2 3:02 1 10 TAM 49 Warrick Dunn left for 4 yards (tackle by Todd Collins and Lawyer Milloy) 0 6 0 0 72.3
2 2 6 NWE 47 Warrick Dunn middle for 1 yard (tackle by Ted Johnson and Henry Thomas) 0 6 0 0 72.3
2 3 5 NWE 46 Trent Dilfer pass incomplete right intended for Horace Copeland (defended by Ty Law) 0 6 0 0 72.3
2 4 5 NWE 46 Sean Landeta punts 46 yards, touchback 0 6 0 0 72.3
2 1:45 1 10 NWE 20 Drew Bledsoe pass complete middle to Troy Brown for 7 yards (tackle by Anthony Parker) 0 6 0 0 72.8
2 2 3 NWE 27 Drew Bledsoe pass incomplete left intended for Curtis Martin 0 6 0 0 72.8
2 3 3 NWE 27 Drew Bledsoe pass incomplete middle intended for Ben Coates (defended by Hardy Nickerson) 0 6 0 0 72.8
2 4 3 NWE 27 Tom Tupa punts 47 yards, returned by Karl Williams for 11 yards (tackle by Larry Whigham) 0 6 0 0 72.8
2 0:49 1 10 TAM 37 Trent Dilfer pass complete left to Reidel Anthony for 9 yards (tackle by Jimmy Hitchcock) 0 6 0 0 73.2
2 2 1 TAM 46 Trent Dilfer pass complete right to Karl Williams for 9 yards (tackle by Todd Collins) 0 6 0 0 73.2
2 1 10 NWE 45 Timeout #1 by Tampa Bay Buccaneers 0 6 0 0
2 1 10 NWE 45 Trent Dilfer sacked by Chris Canty for -7 yards. Trent Dilfer fumbles, recovered by Paul Gruber 0 6 0 0 73.2
2 2 17 TAM 48 Timeout #2 by Tampa Bay Buccaneers 0 6 0 0
2 2 17 TAM 48 Trent Dilfer pass complete right to Warrick Dunn for 8 yards (tackle by Ted Johnson) 0 6 0 0 73.2
2 3 9 NWE 44 Trent Dilfer pass complete middle to Karl Williams for 18 yards (tackle by Lawyer Milloy) 0 6 0 0 73.2
2 1 10 NWE 26 Timeout #3 by Tampa Bay Buccaneers 0 6 0 0
2 1 10 NWE 26 Michael Husted 44 yard field goal good 0 9 0 0 82.4
2 0:05 TAM 30 Michael Husted kicks off 70 yards, touchback 0 9 0 0 82.7
2 1 10 NWE 20 Drew Bledsoe middle for -1 yards 0 9 0 0 82.7
End of Half0900
Quarter Time Down ToGo Location Detail NWE TAM EPB EPA Win%
3rd Quarter
3 15:00 TAM 30 Michael Husted kicks off 66 yards 0 9 0 0 82.8
3 1 10 NWE 23 Curtis Martin middle for -4 yards (tackle by Derrick Brooks) 0 9 0 0 82.8
3 2 14 NWE 19 Drew Bledsoe pass incomplete middle intended for Ben Coates 0 9 0 0 82.8
3 3 14 NWE 19 Drew Bledsoe pass incomplete right intended for Shawn Jefferson 0 9 0 0 82.8
3 4 14 NWE 19 Tom Tupa punts 20 yards 0 9 0 0 82.8
3 14:00 1 10 NWE 38 Warrick Dunn left for 4 yards (tackle by Ted Johnson) 0 9 0 0 83.3
3 2 6 NWE 34 Warrick Dunn middle for 1 yard (tackle by Todd Collins) 0 9 0 0 83.3
3 3 5 NWE 33 Penalty on Henry Thomas: Roughing Passer, 15 yards (no play) 0 9 0 0 83.3
3 1 10 NWE 18 Mike Alstott left for 14 yards (tackle by Lawyer Milloy) 0 9 0 0 83.3
3 1 4 NWE 4 Warrick Dunn middle for 2 yards (tackle by Ted Johnson) 0 9 0 0 83.3
3 2 2 NWE 2 Penalty on Paul Gruber: Illegal Touch, 5 yards (no play) 0 9 0 0 83.3
3 2 7 NWE 7 Trent Dilfer pass complete middle to Dave Moore for 7 yards, touchdown 0 15 0 0 94.6
3 Michael Husted kicks extra point good 0 16 0 0 95.7
3 11:00 TAM 30 Michael Husted kicks off 63 yards, returned by Derrick Cullors for 9 yards 0 16 0 0 96.6
3 1 10 NWE 16 Drew Bledsoe pass complete right to Ben Coates for 10 yards (tackle by Donnie Abraham) 0 16 0 0 96.6
3 1 10 NWE 26 Keith Byars middle for 5 yards (tackle by Rufus Porter) 0 16 0 0 96.6
3 2 5 NWE 31 Drew Bledsoe pass incomplete right intended for Shawn Jefferson 0 16 0 0 96.6
3 3 5 NWE 31 Drew Bledsoe pass incomplete middle intended for Troy Brown (defended by Hardy Nickerson) 0 16 0 0 96.6
3 4 5 NWE 31 Tom Tupa punts 33 yards 0 16 0 0 96.6
3 5:07 1 10 TAM 36 Mike Alstott right for 11 yards (tackle by Chris Slade) 0 16 0 0 98.2
3 1 10 TAM 47 Mike Alstott middle for 5 yards (tackle by Ted Johnson and Todd Collins) 0 16 0 0 98.2
3 2 5 NWE 48 Mike Alstott middle for 11 yards (tackle by Chris Slade and Lawyer Milloy) 0 16 0 0 98.2
3 1 10 NWE 37 Warrick Dunn right for no gain (tackle by Willie McGinest and Chad Eaton) 0 16 0 0 98.2
3 2 10 NWE 37 Trent Dilfer pass incomplete right intended for Reidel Anthony 0 16 0 0 98.2
3 3 10 NWE 37 Trent Dilfer pass complete right to Warrick Dunn for 7 yards 0 16 0 0 98.2
3 4 3 NWE 30 Steve Walsh middle for no gain (tackle by Larry Whigham). Steve Walsh fumbles, recovered by Steve Walsh 0 16 0 0 98.2
3 1 10 NWE 35 Curtis Martin right for 12 yards (tackle by Hardy Nickerson and Derrick Brooks) 0 16 0 0 98.2
3 1 10 NWE 47 Drew Bledsoe pass complete right to Troy Brown for 5 yards (tackle by Donnie Abraham) 0 16 0 0 98.2
3 2 5 TAM 48 Curtis Martin left for -2 yards (tackle by Brad Culpepper) 0 16 0 0 98.2
3 3 7 NWE 50 Drew Bledsoe pass complete left to Shawn Jefferson for 15 yards (tackle by Floyd Young) 0 16 0 0 98.2
3 1 10 TAM 35 Keith Byars middle for no gain (tackle by Chidi Ahanotu and Derrick Brooks) 0 16 0 0 98.2
3 2 10 TAM 35 Drew Bledsoe sacked by Regan Upshaw for -13 yards 0 16 0 0 98.2
3 3 23 TAM 48 Drew Bledsoe pass complete right to Troy Brown for 21 yards (tackle by Anthony Parker) 0 16 0 0 98.2
3 4 2 TAM 27 Drew Bledsoe sacked by Anthony Parker for -7 yards 0 16 0 0 98.2
3 0:51 1 10 TAM 35 Trent Dilfer pass complete middle to Reidel Anthony for 5 yards (tackle by Ted Johnson) 0 16 0 0 99.1
3 2 5 TAM 40 Warrick Dunn middle for 2 yards (tackle by Lawyer Milloy) 0 16 0 0 99.1
Quarter Time Down ToGo Location Detail NWE TAM EPB EPA Win%
4th Quarter
4 0:51 3 3 TAM 42 Trent Dilfer pass incomplete left intended for Reidel Anthony (defended by Chris Slade) 0 16 0 0 100.0
4 4 3 TAM 42 Sean Landeta punts 50 yards. Penalty on Larry Whigham: Illegal Block, 7 yards 0 16 0 0 100.0
4 14:44 1 10 NWE 7 Drew Bledsoe pass incomplete is intercepted by Donnie Abraham 0 16 0 0 99.3
4 14:36 1 10 NWE 21 Mike Alstott left for 4 yards (tackle by Willie Clay and Jimmy Hitchcock) 0 16 0 0 99.3
4 2 6 NWE 17 Mike Alstott middle for 4 yards (tackle by Ted Johnson) 0 16 0 0 99.3
4 3 2 NWE 13 Errict Rhett left for 7 yards (tackle by Ty Law and Willie Clay) 0 16 0 0 99.3
4 1 6 NWE 6 Errict Rhett left for 5 yards (tackle by Todd Collins) 0 16 0 0 99.3
4 2 1 NWE 1 Errict Rhett middle for no gain (tackle by Willie Clay) 0 16 0 0 99.3
4 3 1 NWE 1 Timeout #1 by Tampa Bay Buccaneers 0 16 0 0
4 3 1 NWE 1 Mike Alstott middle for 1 yard, touchdown 0 22 0 0 100.0
4 Michael Husted kicks extra point good 0 23 0 0 100.0
4 11:00 TAM 30 Michael Husted kicks off 70 yards 0 23 0 0 100.0
4 1 10 NWE 22 Curtis Martin right for 4 yards (tackle by Derrick Brooks) 0 23 0 0 100.0
4 2 6 NWE 26 Drew Bledsoe pass complete middle to Ben Coates for 11 yards (tackle by John Lynch) 0 23 0 0 100.0
4 1 10 NWE 37 Drew Bledsoe pass complete middle to Curtis Martin for 8 yards (tackle by Hardy Nickerson) 0 23 0 0 100.0
4 2 2 NWE 45 Curtis Martin middle for 3 yards (tackle by Donnie Abraham) 0 23 0 0 100.0
4 1 10 NWE 48 Drew Bledsoe sacked by Tyoka Jackson for -17 yards. Drew Bledsoe fumbles, recovered by Drew Bledsoe 0 23 0 0 100.0
4 2 27 NWE 31 Penalty on Todd Rucci: False Start, 5 yards (no play) 0 23 0 0 100.0
4 2 32 NWE 26 Drew Bledsoe pass complete middle to Troy Brown for 6 yards (tackle by Derrick Brooks) 0 23 0 0 100.0
4 3 26 NWE 32 Drew Bledsoe pass incomplete is intercepted by Derrick Brooks and returned for 13 yards. Derrick Brooks fumbles, recovered by Hardy Nickerson 0 23 0 0 100.0
4 7:29 1 10 NWE 30 Mike Alstott middle for 2 yards (tackle by Todd Collins and Lawyer Milloy) 0 23 0 0 100.0
4 2 8 NWE 28 Warrick Dunn left for 3 yards (tackle by Todd Collins) 0 23 0 0 100.0
4 3 5 NWE 25 Trent Dilfer pass complete left to Horace Copeland for -1 yards (tackle by Todd Collins) 0 23 0 0 100.0
4 4 6 NWE 26 Michael Husted 44 yard field goal good 0 26 0 0 100.0
4 5:16 TAM 30 Michael Husted kicks off 70 yards, touchback 0 26 0 0 100.0
4 1 10 NWE 20 Penalty on Ben Coates: Holding, 10 yards (no play) 0 26 0 0 100.0
4 1 20 NWE 10 Drew Bledsoe pass complete right to Shawn Jefferson for 13 yards (tackle by Floyd Young) 0 26 0 0 100.0
4 2 7 NWE 23 Curtis Martin left for 18 yards (tackle by John Lynch) 0 26 0 0 100.0
4 1 10 NWE 41 Drew Bledsoe sacked by Warren Sapp for -11 yards. Drew Bledsoe fumbles, recovered by Jason Maniecki 0 26 0 0 100.0
4 4:30 1 10 NWE 27 Errict Rhett middle for no gain (tackle by Lawyer Milloy) 0 26 0 0 100.0
4 2 10 NWE 27 Errict Rhett middle for 2 yards (tackle by Chris Slade and Henry Thomas) 0 26 0 0 100.0
4 3 8 NWE 25 Errict Rhett middle for no gain (tackle by Willie McGinest) 0 26 0 0 100.0
4 4 8 NWE 25 Trent Dilfer pass incomplete middle intended for Karl Williams (defended by Willie Clay) 0 26 0 0 100.0
4 2:05 1 10 NWE 25 Derrick Cullors left for 7 yards (tackle by Tyrone Legette) 0 26 0 0 100.0
4 2 3 NWE 32 Scott Zolak pass incomplete right intended for Troy Brown 0 26 0 0 100.0
4 3 3 NWE 32 Derrick Cullors right for 24 yards (tackle by Charles Mincy) 0 26 0 0 100.0
4 1 10 TAM 44 Derrick Cullors right for 7 yards (tackle by Steve White and John Lynch) 0 26 0 0 100.0
4 2 3 TAM 37 Scott Zolak pass incomplete right intended for Derrick Cullors 0 26 0 0 100.0
4 3 3 TAM 37 Scott Zolak pass complete middle to Troy Brown for 19 yards (tackle by Charles Mincy and Shelton Quarles) 0 26 0 0 100.0
4 1 10 TAM 18 Scott Zolak pass complete right to Dietrich Jells for 9 yards (tackle by Floyd Young) 0 26 0 0 100.0
4 2 1 TAM 9 Scott Zolak pass incomplete right intended for Derrick Cullors 0 26 0 0 100.0
4 3 1 TAM 9 Derrick Cullors left for 3 yards (tackle by John Lynch) 0 26 0 0 100.0
4 1 6 TAM 6 Timeout #1 by New England Patriots 0 26 0 0
4 1 6 TAM 6 Timeout #2 by Tampa Bay Buccaneers 0 26 0 0
4 1 6 TAM 6 Scott Zolak pass complete middle to Lovett Purnell for 6 yards, touchdown 6 26 0 0 100.0
4 Adam Vinatieri kicks extra point good 7 26 0 0 100.0
4 0:08 NWE 30 Adam Vinatieri kicks onside 13 yards, recovered by Dave Moore 7 26 0 0 100.0
4 1 10 NWE 43 Steve Walsh middle for -1 yards 7 26 0 0 100.0
End of Regulation72600
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).