The New England Patriots eked out a victory over the Buffalo Bills, 28 to 25, on October 27, 1996.

1996 New England Patriots

Final

BUF

Bills

5-3-0

25

NE

28

1

0

7

2

0

6

3

10

2

4

15

13

Total

25

28

1st quarter

BUF

NE

Patriots

Curtis Martin 4-yard pass from Drew Bledsoe (Adam Vinatieri kick)

0

7

2nd quarter

BUF

NE

Patriots

Adam Vinatieri 40-yard field goal

0

10

Patriots

Adam Vinatieri 32-yard field goal

0

13

3rd quarter

BUF

NE

Bills

Steve Christie 33-yard field goal

3

13

Bills

Darick Holmes 6-yard pass from Jim Kelly (Steve Christie kick)

10

13

Patriots

Safety

10

15

4th quarter

BUF

NE

Bills

Thurman Thomas 1-yard run (Darick Holmes rush for two-point conversion)

18

15

Patriots

Curtis Martin 10-yard run (kick failed)

18

21

Patriots

Willie McGinest 46-yard interception return (Adam Vinatieri kick)

18

28

Bills

Andre Reed 48-yard pass from Jim Kelly (Steve Christie kick)

25

28

Bills

Patriots

1st Downs

18

23

Passing 1st Downs

7

17

Rushing 1st Downs

9

5

1st downs from penalties

2

1

3rd down efficiency

3 - 14

7 - 16

4th down efficiency

3 - 3

0 - 2

Total Plays

65

75

Total Yards

337

417

Yards per play

5.2

5.6

Passing

196

358

Comp - Att

15 - 32

32 - 45

Yards per pass

5.9

7.6

Interceptions thrown

1

0

Sacks - Yards lost

1 - 8

2 - 15

Rushing

141

59

Rushing Attempts

32

28

Yards per rush

4.4

2.1

Penalties

9

9

Turnovers

1

1

Fumbles lost

0

1

Interceptions

1

0

Possession

26:53

33:07

Passing

NAME CMP ATT YDS AVG TD INT SCK RATE
Jim Kelly 15 32 204 6.4 2 1 1 75.5
Team 15 32 196 6.4 2 1 1 75.5

Rushing

NAME ATT YDS YPC TD
Thurman Thomas 26 119 4.6 1
Jim Kelly 1 12 12.0 0
Darick Holmes 3 6 2.0 0
Tim Tindale 1 4 4.0 0
Steve Tasker 1 0 0.0 0
Team 32 141 4.4 1

Receiving

NAME REC YDS AVG TD TRG
Andre Reed 4 121 30.3 1
Lonnie Johnson 6 47 7.8 0
Quinn Early 3 32 10.7 0
Darick Holmes 1 6 6.0 1
Tony Cline 1 -2 -2.0 0
Team 15 204 6.4 2 0

Fumbles

NAME FUM LOST FR
Team 0 0 1

Defense

NAME COMB TKL SCK TFL PDEF QBH
Phil Hansen 1.0
Gabe Northern 1.0
Team 2.0

Kicking

NAME FGM FGA LNG XPM PTS
Steve Christie 1 1 2 5
Team 1 1 2 5

Punting

NAME PUNT YDS AVG LNG
Chris Mohr 7 306 43.7
Team 7 306 43.7

Kick Return

NAME KR YDS AVG TD LNG
Eric Moulds 5 108 21.6 0
Team 5 108 21.6 0

Punt Return

NAME PR YDS AVG TD LNG
Jeff Burris 2 5 2.5 0
Team 2 5 2.5 0

Passing

NAME CMP ATT YDS AVG TD INT SCK RATE
Drew Bledsoe 32 45 373 8.3 1 0 2 103.3
Team 32 45 358 8.3 1 0 2 103.3

Rushing

NAME ATT YDS YPC TD
Curtis Martin 21 54 2.6 1
Dave Meggett 4 6 1.5 0
Drew Bledsoe 3 -1 -0.3 0
Team 28 59 2.1 1

Receiving

NAME REC YDS AVG TD TRG
Shawn Jefferson 4 95 23.8 0
Terry Glenn 4 65 16.3 0
Keith Byars 7 52 7.4 0
Troy Brown 3 43 14.3 0
Ben Coates 4 40 10.0 0
Sam Gash 4 31 7.8 0
Dave Meggett 1 26 26.0 0
Curtis Martin 5 21 4.2 1
Team 32 373 8.3 1 0

Fumbles

NAME FUM LOST FR
Team 1 1 0

Defense

NAME COMB TKL SCK TFL PDEF QBH
Willie McGinest 1.0
Team 1.0

Kicking

NAME FGM FGA LNG XPM PTS
Adam Vinatieri 2 3 2 8
Team 2 3 2 8

Punting

NAME PUNT YDS AVG LNG
Tom Tupa 4 201 50.3
Team 4 201 50.3

Kick Return

NAME KR YDS AVG TD LNG
Troy Brown 3 56 18.7 0
Dave Meggett 1 16 16.0 0
Mike Gisler 1 9 9.0 0
Team 5 81 16.2 0

Punt Return

NAME PR YDS AVG TD LNG
Dave Meggett 4 14 3.5 0
Team 4 14 3.5 0

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PASS

2,120

Jones

Mac Jones

RUSH

642

Elliott

Ezekiel Elliott

REC

561

Douglas

Demario Douglas

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PPG

13.9

31st

OPP PPG

21.5

15th

RUSH YDS/G

95.7

26th

PASS YDS/G

199.5

29th

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TEAM W L T PCT
Bills Bills
11 6 0 .647
Dolphins Dolphins
11 6 0 .647
Jets Jets
7 10 0 .412
Patriots Patriots
4 13 0 .235

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NE Patriots

4-13-0

3

Final

17

NYJ Jets

7-10-0

Sun 7 Jan 2024

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AFC North W L T PCT
1
Ravens Ravens
13 4 0 .765
2
Browns Browns
11 6 0 .647
AFC East W L T PCT
1
Bills Bills
11 6 0 .647
2
Dolphins Dolphins
11 6 0 .647
AFC West W L T PCT
1
Chiefs Chiefs
11 6 0 .647
2
Raiders Raiders
8 9 0 .471
AFC South W L T PCT
1
Texans Texans
10 7 0 .588
2
Jaguars Jaguars
9 8 0 .529
NFC North W L T PCT
1
Lions Lions
12 5 0 .706
2
Packers Packers
9 8 0 .529
NFC West W L T PCT
1
49ers 49ers
12 5 0 .706
2
Rams Rams
10 7 0 .588
NFC East W L T PCT
1
Cowboys Cowboys
12 5 0 .706
2
Eagles Eagles
11 6 0 .647
NFC South W L T PCT
1
Buccaneers Buccaneers
9 8 0 .529
2
Saints Saints
9 8 0 .529