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Posted: January 27, 1997

Super Bowl XXXI
Green Bay 35, New England 21

SuperBowl.com wire reports

Louisiana Superdome
New Orleans, Louisiana
January 26, 1997
Attendance: 72,301
MVP: Desmond Howard, KR-PR, Green Bay

SCORING
  1 2 3 4 OT T
New England 14 0 7 0   21
Green Bay 10 17 8 0   35
1st Quarter
GB Rison 54 pass from Favre (Jacke kick), 3:32
GB FG Jacke 37, 6:18
NE Byars 1 pass from Bledsoe (Vinatieri kick), 8:25
NE Coates 4 pass from Bledsoe (Vinatieri kick),12:27
2nd Quarter
GB Freeman 81 pass from Favre (Jacke kick), 0:56
GB FG Jacke 31, 6:45
GB Favre 2 run (Jacke kick), 13:49
3rd Quarter
NE Martin 18 run (Vinatieri kick), 11:33
GB Howard 99 kick return (2-pt Chmura from Favre, T-Formation), 11:50
4th Quarter
     
NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS
Total First Downs 16
Rushing 3
Passing 12
Penalty 1
Total Net Yardage 257
Total Offensive Plays 66
Avg. Gain per Offensive Play 3.9
Rushes 13
Yards Gained Rushing (Net) 43
Average Yards per Rush 3.3
Passes Attempted 48
Passes Completed 25
Had Intercepted 4
Tackled Attempting to Pass 5
Yards Lost Attempting to Pass 39
Yards Gained Passing (Net) 214
Punts 8
Average Distance 45.1
Punt Returns 4
Punt Return Yardage 30
Kickoff Returns 6
Kickoff Return Yardage 135
Interception Return Yardage 0
Fumbles 0
Own Fumbles Recovered 0
Opponent Fumbles Recovered 0
Penalties 2
Yards Penalized 22
Total Points Scored 21
Touchdowns 3
Rushing 1
Passing 2
Returns 0
Extra Points 3
Field Goals 0
Fields Goals Attempted 0
Safeties 0
Third-Down Efficiency 4/14
Fourth-Down Efficiency 0/2
Time of Possession 25:45
GREEN BAY PACKERS
Total First Downs 16
Rushing 8
Passing 6
Penalty 2
Total Net Yardage 323
Total Offensive Plays 68
Avg. Gain per Offensive Play 4.8
Rushes 36
Yards Gained Rushing (Net) 115
Average Yards per Rush 3.2
Passes Attempted 27
Passes Completed 14
Had Intercepted 0
Tackled Attempting to Pass 5
Yards Lost Attempting to Pass 38
Yards Gained Passing (Net) 208
Punts 7
Average Distance 42.7
Punt Returns 6
Punt Return Yardage 90
Kickoff Returns 4
Kickoff Return Yardage 154
Interception Return Yardage 24
Fumbles 0
Own Fumbles Recovered 0
Opponent Fumbles Recovered 0
Penalties 3
Yards Penalized 41
Total Points Scored 35
Touchdowns 4
Rushing 1
Passing 2
Returns 1
Extra Points 4
Field Goals 2
Fields Goals Attempted 0
Safeties 0
Third-Down Efficiency 3/15
Fourth-Down Efficiency 0/1
Time of Possession 34:15
Passing CP/AT YDS TD INT
Bledsoe 25/48 253 2 4
Rushing CAR YDS TD LG
Martin 11 42 1 18t
Bledsoe 1 1 0 1
Meggett 1 0 0 0
         
Receiving REC YDS TD LG
Coates 6 67 1 19
Glenn 4 62 0 44
Byars 4 42 1 32
Jefferson 3 34 0 14
Martin 3 28 0 20
Meggett 3 8 0 5
Brisby 2 12 0 7
Interceptions INT YDS LG TD
None -- -- -- --
         
         
         
Punting NO AVG LG BLK
Tupa 8 45.1 53 0
Punt Returns NO/FC YDS LG TD
Meggett 4/2 30 20 0
Kickoff Returns NO YDS LG TD
Meggett 5 117 26 0
Graham 1 18 18 0
Offense
Player Pos
Wohlabaugh, Dave C
Roberts, William G
Rucci, Todd G
Armstrong, Bruce T
Lane, Max T
Byars, Keith TE
Coates, Ben TE
Glenn, Terry WR
Jefferson, Shawn WR
Martin, Curtis RB
Bledsoe, Drew QB
Defense
Player Pos
Sagapolutele, Pio DT
Wheeler, Mark DT
Collons, Ferric DE
McGinest, Willie DE
Collins, Todd OLB
Slade, Chris OLB
Johnson, Ted MLB
Law, Ty CB
Smith, Otis CB
Clay, Willie FS
Milloy, Lawyer SS
Substitutes
Player
Bartrum, Mike
Brisby, Vincent
Brown, Corwin
Bruschi, Tedy
Burke, John
Eaton, Chad
Gisler, Mike
Graham, Hason
Grier, Marrio
Koutovides, Niko
Jones, Mike
Kratch, Bob
Lucas, Ray
McGruder, Mike
Meggett, Dave
Moore, Marty
Ray, Terry
Sabb, Dwayne
Sullivan, Chris
Tupa, Tom
Vinatieri, Adam
Whigham, Larry
Did Not Play
Player
Reynolds, Ricky
Passing CP/AT YDS TD INT
Favre 14/27 246 2 0
Rushing CAR YDS TD LG
Levens 14 61 0 12
Bennett 17 40 0 10
Favre 4 12 1 12
Henderson 1 2 0 2
Receiving REC YDS TD LG
Freeman 3 105 1 81t
Levens 3 23 0 14
Rison 2 77 1 54t
Henderson 2 14 0 8
Chmura 2 13 0 8
Jackson 1 10 0 10
Bennett 1 4 0 4
Interceptions INT YDS LG TD
Brian Williams 1 16 16 0
Prior 1 8 8 0
Evans 1 0 0 0
Newsome 1 0 0 0
Punting NO AVG LG BLK
Hentrich 7 42.7 58 0
Punt Returns NO/FC YDS LG TD
Howard 6/1 90 34 0
Kickoff Returns NO YDS LG TD
Howard 4 154 99t 1
         
Offense
Player Pos
Winters, Frank C
Taylor, Aaron G
Timmerman, Adam G
Dotson, Earl T
Wilkerson, Bruce T
Chmura, Mark TE
Freeman, Antonio WR
Rison, Andre WR
Bennett, Edgar RB
Henderson, William FB
Favre, Brett QB
Defense
Player Pos
Brown, Gilbert DT
Dotson, Santana DT
Jones, Sean DE
White, Reggie DE
Simmons, Wayne OLB
Williams, Brian OLB
Cox, Ron MLB
Evans, Doug CB
Newsome, Craig CB
Robinson, Eugene FS
Butler, LeRoy SS
Substitutes
Player
Beebe, Don
Dellenbach, Jeff
Harris, Bernardo
Brown, Josh
Hentrich, Craig
Holland, Darius
Hollinquest, Lamont
Howard, Desmond
Jacke, Chris
Jackson, Keith
Jervey, Travis
Jones, Calvin
Knapp, Lindsay
Levens, Dorsey
McKenzie, Keith
Michels, John
Mickens, Terry
Mullen, Roderick
Prior, Mike
Thomason, Jeff
Wilkins, Gabe
Williams, Tyrone
Did Not Play
Player
McMahon, Jim