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1997 New England Patriots (NFL) 1st place American Football Conference Eastern Division 10-6-0 .625
Head Coach: Pete Carroll
Offensive LinePaul Boudreau
Tight EndsJeff Davidson
Defensive LineRay Hamilton
Offensive CoordinatorLarry Kennan
Defensive BacksRon Lynn
Strength and ConditioningJohnny Parker
Defensive AssistantAndre Patterson
LinebackersBo Pelini
Special TeamsDante Scarnecchia
Defensive CoordinatorSteve Sidwell
Assistant Head Coach/QuarterbacksCarl Smith
Wide ReceiversSteve Walters
Running BacksKirby Wilson
DayDateOpponentScoreLocationVenueAttendanceNotes
Thu7/31/1997AGreen Bay Packers3-7LGreen Bay, WILambeau Field60778
Fri8/8/1997HDallas Cowboys16-10WFoxborough, MAFoxboro Stadium58440
Sun8/17/1997HDenver Broncos31-21WFoxborough, MAFoxboro Stadium55354
Thu8/21/1997APhiladelphia Eagles28-14WPhiladelphia, PAVeterans Stadium40000
Sun8/31/1997HSan Diego Chargers41-7WFoxborough, MAFoxboro Stadium60190
Sun9/7/1997AIndianapolis Colts31-6WIndianapolis, INRCA Dome53632
Sun9/14/1997HNew York Jets27-24WOTFoxborough, MAFoxboro Stadium60072
Sun9/21/1997HChicago Bears31-3WFoxborough, MAFoxboro Stadium59873
Mon10/6/1997ADenver Broncos13-34LDenver, COMile High Stadium75821
Sun10/12/1997HBuffalo Bills33-6WFoxborough, MAFoxboro Stadium59802
Sun10/19/1997ANew York Jets19-24LEast Rutherford, NJGiants Stadium71061
Mon10/27/1997HGreen Bay Packers10-28LFoxborough, MAFoxboro Stadium59972
Sun11/2/1997AMinnesota Vikings18-23LMinneapolis, MNMetrodome62917
Sun11/9/1997ABuffalo Bills31-10WOrchard Park, NYRich Stadium65783
Sun11/16/1997ATampa Bay Buccaneers7-27LTampa, FLHoulihan's Stadium70479
Sun11/23/1997HMiami Dolphins27-24WFoxborough, MAFoxboro Stadium59002
Sun11/30/1997HIndianapolis Colts20-17WFoxborough, MAFoxboro Stadium58507
Sun12/7/1997AJacksonville Jaguars26-20WJacksonville, FLALLTEL Stadium73446
Sat12/13/1997HPittsburgh Steelers21-24LOTFoxborough, MAFoxboro Stadium60013
Mon12/22/1997AMiami Dolphins14-12WMiami-Dade County, FLPro Player Stadium74379
Sun12/28/1997HMiami Dolphins17-3WFoxborough, MAFoxboro Stadium60041AFC Wild Card Playoff
Sat1/3/1998APittsburgh Steelers6-7LPittsburgh, PAThree Rivers Stadium61228AFC Divisional Playoff
Non-league game. Playoff game. A=Away game. H=Home game. N=Neutral site game. W=Win. L=Loss. T=Tie. OT=Overtime.
NoPlayerPosHtWtAgeCollegeGPGS
78Bruce ArmstrongLOT6'429132Louisville1616
86Mike BartrumTE6'424527Marshall90
11Drew BledsoeQB6'523825Washington State1616
82Vincent BrisbyWR6'319526Louisiana-Monroe164
80Troy BrownWR5'1019326Lees-McRae JC; Marshall166
54Tedy BruschiLB6'124624Arizona161
41Keith ByarsFB6'124434Ohio State168
26Chris CantyCB5'918521Kansas State161
42Chris CarterS6'220823Texas160
32Willie ClayFS5'1020027Georgia Tech1616
87Ben CoatesTE6'524528Livingstone1616
59Todd CollinsRLB6'224727Georgia; Tennessee; Carson-Newman1515
92Ferric CollonsDE-NT6'729828California55
99Vernon CrawfordLB6'424523San Francisco CC; Florida State160
29Derrick CullorsRB5'1120025Texas Christian; Murray State151
61Damon DensonOG6'430722Michigan10
90Chad EatonDT6'530025Washington State161
66Ed EllisOT6'733022Buffalo10
17Tony GaiterWR5'816923San Bernardino Valley JC; Miami (Florida)10
33Sam GashFB6'023728Penn State165
67Mike GislerC6'429828Houston162
88Terry GlennWR5'1119123Ohio State99
35Marrio GrierFB-RB5'1022926Clemson; Tennessee-Chattanooga160
31Jimmy HitchcockRCB5'1018827North Carolina1515
63Heath IrwinOG6'430024Colorado161
21Steve IsraelCB5'1019628Pittsburgh50
84Shawn JeffersonWR5'1118228Central Florida1614
83Dietrich JellsWR5'1018525Pittsburgh110
52Ted JohnsonMLB6'425025Colorado1616
96Mike JonesDE-DT6'428128North Carolina State167
68Max LaneLOG6'631526Navy1616
24Ty LawLCB5'1120023Michigan1616
38Steve LoftonCB5'917829Texas A&M40
28Curtis MartinHB5'1120824Pittsburgh1313
55Willie McGinestRDE6'526726Southern California1111
27Mike McGruderCB5'1118533Kent State30
22Dave MeggettRB5'718531Morgan State; Towson162
36Lawyer MilloySS6'020824Washington1616
98Brandon MitchellDE6'328722Texas A&M120
58Marty MooreLB6'124526Kentucky160
77Zefross MossROT6'632531Alabama State1515
85Lovett PurnellTE6'324525West Virginia162
60Scott RehbergOT6'832524Central Michigan60
71Todd RucciROG6'529627Penn State1616
51Bernard RussLB6'123824Arizona Western JC; West Virginia20
23Sedrick ShawRB6'021424Iowa10
53Chris SladeLLB6'524726Virginia1616
74Chris SullivanLDE6'428324Boston College1610
95Henry ThomasRDT6'227732Louisiana State1616
19Tom TupaP-QB6'422431Ohio State160
75Danny VillaOG6'530733Arizona State70
4Adam VinatieriK6'020225South Dakota State160
97Mark WheelerLDT6'328527Navarro JC; Texas A&M1413
25Larry WhighamS6'220925Pearl River CC; Louisiana-Monroe160
64Dave WohlabaughC6'329325Syracuse1414
72Devin WymanDT6'729024San Mateo JC; Kentucky State60
16Scott ZolakQB6'523530Maryland40
DRAFT LISTRoundOverallPosCollegeNotes
Chris Canty129DBKansas State
Brandon Mitchell259DTTexas A&M
Sedrick Shaw361RBIowafrom NYJ
Chris Carter389DBTexas
Damon Denson497GMichiganfrom NYJ
Ed Ellis4125TBuffalo
Vernon Crawford5159LBFlorida State
Tony Gaiter6192WRMiami (Florida)
Scott Rehberg7230TCentral Michigan
SCORING BY QUARTERS1st2nd3rd4thOT
Team Totals8212661973
Opponents Totals603989983
TEAM STATSTOP1ST DOWNSRushPassPen3RD DOWNAttPct4TH DOWNAttPctPENYDS
Team Totals28:0826771173238821840.431323.199845
Opponents Totals31:52322114183259023338.6163053.3106763
SCORINGTDX1X1APCTX2X2AFGFGAPCTSAFPTS
Adam Vinatieri04040100.00252986.20115
Ben Coates800000048
Troy Brown600000036
Curtis Martin500000030
Keith Byars300000018
Sam Gash300000018
Lovett Purnell300000018
Vincent Brisby200000012
Terry Glenn200000012
Shawn Jefferson200000012
Dave Meggett200000012
Willie Clay10000006
Derrick Cullors10000006
Marrio Grier10000006
Jimmy Hitchcock10000006
Chris Slade10000006
Larry Whigham10000006
Drew Bledsoe00000000
(Team)000000012
Team Totals424040100.002252986.21369
Opponents Totals332929100.014202969.00289
FIELD GOALSMADEATTPCT1-1920-2930-3940-4950+
Adam Vinatieri252986.20/011/117/96/81/1
Team Totals252986.20/011/117/96/81/1
Opponents Totals202969.00/07/87/105/81/3
RUSHINGATTYDSAVGLGTDFDG20+G40+FUM
Curtis Martin27411604.270t446813
Derrick Cullors221014.62404100
Marrio Grier33752.31214000
Dave Meggett20603.01013000
Drew Bledsoe28552.08010002
Keith Byars11242.2504001
Sam Gash6101.7400000
Scott Zolak3-3-1.0-100000
Troy Brown1-18-18.0-1800000
Team Totals39814643.770t671916
Opponents Totals43516163.73416114508
PASSINGATTCOMPCTINCYDSY/ATTY/COMLGTDTD%INTINT%TSYLNYPFDG20+G40+RTG
Drew Bledsoe52231460.219337067.111.876285.4152.9302583448168471287.7
Dave Meggett11100.003535.035.035t1100.000.00035110158.3
Scott Zolak9666.73677.411.220t222.200.00067410128.2
Team Totals53232160.319638087.211.976315.8152.8302583550173491289.9
Opponents Totals61936859.523237726.110.351142.3193.146313345918337771.8
RECEIVINGRECYDSAVGLGTDFDG20+G40+FUM
Ben Coates6673711.2358371000
Shawn Jefferson5484115.6762371022
Troy Brown4160714.8676231130
Curtis Martin412967.222112200
Terry Glenn2743116.050217741
Vincent Brisby2327612.031214300
Sam Gash221547.019312000
Keith Byars201899.55138320
Dave Meggett1920310.749t19210
Lovett Purnell55711.420t34100
Derrick Cullors284.0600000
Dietrich Jells199.0900000
Team Totals321380811.9763117349123
Opponents Totals368377210.351141833775
INTERCEPTIONSINTYDSAVGLGTD
Willie Clay610918.253t1
Ty Law37023.3400
Lawyer Milloy3155.0150
Jimmy Hitchcock210452.0100t1
Larry Whigham26030.060t1
Marty Moore273.570
Chris Slade111.01t1
Team Totals1936619.3100t4
Opponents Totals1521314.2452
PUNTINGNOYDSAVGLGBLTBI20OOBDNRYDSNYDSNET
Tom Tupa78356945.8731142478437285236.1
Team Totals79356945.2731142478437285236.1
Opponents Totals74328844.4660617467270136.5
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PUNT RETURNSNOFCYDSAVGLGTDG20+G40+FUM
Dave Meggett45846710.4470512
Team Totals45846710.4470512
Opponents Totals381143711.52600
KICKOFFSNOYDSAVGOBTBRETRETYTDOSAOSR
Adam Vinatieri81505762.404751651120
Team Totals81505762.404751651120
Opponents Totals5313371
KICKOFF RETURNSNOFCYDSAVGLGTDG20+G40+FUM
Dave Meggett33081624.76102420
Derrick Cullors15038625.786t1923
Chris Canty4011528.8630210
Ben Coates102020.0200100
Team Totals530133725.286t13653
Opponents Totals750165122.092t1
SACKSNOYDS
Chris Slade9.0
Henry Thomas7.0
Tedy Bruschi4.0
Ted Johnson4.0
Mike Jones4.0
Mark Wheeler4.0
Chris Canty2.0
Willie McGinest2.0
Larry Whigham2.0
Todd Collins1.5
Ferric Collons1.0
Chad Eaton1.0
Steve Israel1.0
Mike McGruder1.0
Ty Law0.5
(Team)1.0
Team Totals45.0313.0
Opponents Totals30.0258.0
FUMBLESNOLOSTOWNOPPRECYDSTD
Drew Bledsoe4303-40
Tedy Bruschi0002200
Keith Byars100000
Chris Canty0020290
Willie Clay0002200
Ferric Collons0001150
Vernon Crawford0010100
Derrick Cullors300000
Terry Glenn100000
Shawn Jefferson200000
Mike Jones0001100
Max Lane0010100
Ty Law101100
Curtis Martin300000
Willie McGinest0003300
Dave Meggett210100
Lawyer Milloy0002200
Lovett Purnell0010100
Henry Thomas0001100
Team Totals17891322100
Opponents Totals3013157220
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