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Sunday, November 16, 1997 - Home Game

WON - Tampa Bay Buccaneers 27 New England Patriots 07

The Buccaneers won its third straight game against last seasons AFC Champion New England Patriots.

Tampa Bay jumped out to a 27–0 lead by the third quarter, and the Patriots did not even have a first down until the second half. Mike Alstott rushed for 91 yards and one touchdown.

In a game highlighted by a special performance of the Buccaneer defense, the Patriots’ dominating offensive attack was grounded, managing under 100 total yards until a 75-yard drive in the game’s final two minutes.

GAMEDAY BRIEF

  • WEATHER: Sunny - 68°F. - Humidity 52% - Wind N.W. 4mph Wind Chill 71°F.
  • OFFICALS
    • REFEREE: Dick Hantack
    • UMPIRE: Carl Madsen
    • LINE JUDGE: Walk Anderson
    • SIDE JUDGE: Tom Fincken
    • HEAD LINESMAN: Dale Williams
    • BACK JUDGE: Lloyd McPeters
    • FIELD JUDGE: Don Carey
    • REPLAY OFFICIAL: not documented
    SCORING
    • BUCCANEERS: 02:30-1Q Rhett 1 run (Husted kick)
    • BUCCANEERS: 00:05-1Q Husted FG44
    • BUCCANEERS: 11:00-2Q Moore 7 pass from Dilfer (Husted kick)
    • BUCCANEERS: 00:04-2Q Alstott 1 run (Husted kick)
    • BUCCANEERS: 00:05-3Q Husted FG44
    • PATRIOTS: 06:44-4Q Purnell 6 pass from Zolak (Vinatieri kick)
    STARTERS OFFENSE
    • WR: #86 K. Williams
    • LT: #74 P. Gruber
    • LG: #60 J. Pyne
    • C: #61 T. Mayberry
    • RG: #64 J. Diaz
    • RT: #70 J. Odom
    • TE: #80 J. Harris
    • WR: #88 H. Copeland
    • QB: #12 T. Dilfer
    • TE: #83 D. Moore
    • FB: #40 M. Alstott
    STARTERS DEFENSE
    • LE: #72 C. Ahanotu
    • NT: #77 B. Culpepper
    • UT: #99 W. Sapp
    • RE: #91 R. Upshaw
    • MLB: #56 H. Nickerson
    • WLB: #55 D. Brooks
    • CB: #31 F. Young
    • LCB: #21 D. Abraham
    • RCB: #27 A. Parker
    • SS: #47 J. Lynch
    • FS: #22 C. Mincy
    SUBSTITUTIONS
    • 4 Walsh, 5 Husted, 7 Landeta, 23 Bouie, 25 Johnson, 28 Dunn, 29 Gant, 32 Rhett, 37 Ellison, 45 Legette, 50 Gooch, 51 Singleton, 53 Quarles, 59 Porter, 69 Pierson, 71 Wunsch, 73 Middleton, 84 Thomas, 85 Anthony, 87 Davis, 90 Maniecki, 94 White, 97 Jackson
    DID NOT PLAY
    • 13 Milanovich, 20 Barber, 24 Robinson, 52 Bellisari, 65 Dogins, 75 Curry, 78 Jones, 82 Hape
    INACTIVE
    • none.

    INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS

    RUSHING
    • BUCCANEERS: Alstott 16-91, Dunn 14-36, Rhett 8-15, Williams 1-5, Walsh 2-(-1).
    • PATRIOTS: Cullors 4-41, Martin 8-26, Byars 2-5, Gash 1-4, Bledsoe 1-(-1).
    PASSING
    • BUCCANEERS: Dilfer 29-21-209-0-1.
    • PATRIOTS: Bledsoe 25-13-117-2-0, Zolak 6-3-34-0-1.
    RECIEVING
    • BUCCANEERS: Dunn 4-20, Harris 3-51, Williams 3-36, Alstott 3-35, Anthony 3-24, Copeland 3-20, Moore 2-23.
    • PATRIOTS: Brown 5-58, Martin 4-23, Coates 3-27, Jefferson 2-28, Jells 1-9, Purnell 1-6.
    INTERCEPTIONS
    • BUCCANEERS: Brooks 1-13, Abraham 1-0.
    • PATRIOTS: none.
    KICK RETURNS
    • BUCCANEERS: Dunn 1-10.
    • PATRIOTS: Meggett 3-77, Cullors 1-9.
    PUNT RETURNS
    • BUCCANEERS: Williams 3-37.
    • PATRIOTS: Meggett 1-5.
    SACKS
    • BUCCANEERS: Jackson 1-17, Upshaw 1-13, Sapp 1-11, Culpepper 1-10, Parker 1-7.
    • PATRIOTS: Canty 1-7.

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