1997
New England Patriots
21
VS
Green Bay Packers
35
New Orleans, Louisiana
Louisiana Superdome
1/26/97
“Blues Brothers Bash” featuring Dan Aykroyd, John Goodman, and James Belushi; also featuring “The Godfather of Soul” James Brown, and ZZ Top
FOX

Story of the Game

Desmond Howard returned a kickoff 99 yards for a touchdown, and Brett Favre threw 2 touchdown passes and ran for a score as the Packers won their first Super Bowl in twenty-nine years. Howard, en route to garnering the MVP trophy, established a Super Bowl record with 244 total return...

NEGB
Total First Downs1616
Rushing38
Passing 126
Penalty 12
Total Net Yardage257323
Total Offensive Plays6668
Avg. Gain per Offensive Play 3.94.8
Rushes1336
Yards Gained Rushing (Net) 43115
Average Yards per Rush 3.33.2
Passes Attempted4827
Passes Completed 2514
Had Intercepted 40
Tackled Attempting to Pass 55
Yards Lost Attempting to Pass 3938
Yards Gained Passing (Net) 214208
Punts87
Average Distance 45.142.7
Punt Returns 46
Punt Return Yardage 3090
Kickoff Returns 64
Kickoff Return Yardage 135154
Interception Return Yardage024
Fumbles00
Own Fumbles Recovered 00
Opponent Fumbles Recovered 00
Penalties23
Yards Penalized 02
Total Points Scored 2135
Touchdowns34
Rushing 11
Passing 22
Returns 01
Extra Points 34
Field Goals02
Fields Goals Attempted 00
Safeties00
Third-Down Efficiency4/143/15
Fourth-Down Efficiency0/20/1
Time of Possession25:4534:15
New England Patriots
PassingCP/ATYDSTDINT
Bledsoe25/4825324
RushingCARYDSTDLG
E. Martin1142118t
Bledsoe1101
Meggett1000
ReceivingRECYDSTDLG
Coates667119
Glenn462044
Byars4421032
Jefferson334014
Martin328020
Meggett3805
Brisby21207
InterceptionsINTYDSLGTD
None--------
PuntingNOAVGLGBLK
Tupa8530
Punt ReturnsNO/FCYDSLGTD
Meggett4/230200
Kickoff ReturnsNOTDSLGTD
Meggett5117260
Graham118180
Green Bay Packers
PassingCP/ATYDSTDINT
Favre14/2724620
RushingCARYDSTDLG
Levens1461012
Bennett1740010
Favre412012
Henderson1202
ReceivingRECYDSTDLG
Freeman3105181t
Levens323014
Rison277154t
Henderson21408
Chmura21308
Jackson110010
Bennett1404
InterceptionsINTYDSLGTD
Brian Williams116160
Prior1880
Evans1000
Newsome1000
PuntingNOAVGLGBLK
Hentrich7580
Punt ReturnsNO/FCYDSLGTD
Howard6/190340
Kickoff ReturnsNOTDSLGTD
Howard415499t1

New England Patriots

Offense
PlayerPos
Wohlabaugh, DaveC
Roberts, WilliamG
Rucci, ToddG
Armstrong, BruceT
Lane, MaxT
Byars, KeithTE
Coates, Ben WR
Glenn, TerryWR
Jefferson, ShawnRB
Martin, CurtisRB
Bledsoe, DrewQB
Defense
PlayerPos
Sagapolutele, PioDT
Wheeler, MarkDT
Collons, FerricDE
McGinest, WillieDE
Collins, ToddOLB
Slade, ChrisOLB
Johnson, TedMLB
Law, TyCB
Smith, OtisCB
Clay, Willie FS
Milloy, LawyerSS
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
Green Bay Packers
Offense
PlayerPos
Winters, FrankC
Taylor, AaronG
Timmerman, Adam G
Dotson, EarlT
Wilkerson, BruceT
Chmura, MarkTE
Freeman, AntonioWR
Rison, AndreWR
Bennett, EdgarRB
Henderson, WilliamFB
Favre, BrettQB
Defense
PlayerPos
Brown, GilbertDT
Dotson, SantanaDT
Jones, SeanDE
White, ReggieDE
Simmons, WayneOLB
Williams, BrianOLB
Cox, RonMLB
Evans, DougCB
Newsome, CraigCB
Robinson, EugeneFS
Butler, LeRoySS
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
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