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NFL Boxscore - New England at Minnesota

Team   1 2 3 4     SCORE
New England   7 10 14 0     31
Minnesota   0 0 7 0     7
Scoring Summary
1st Quarter- New England Touchdown - 6-yard pass from Tom Brady to Reche
Caldwell.(Stephen Gostkowski extra point is good). 11:07 Time
Remaining. (7 plays, 86 yards. Time of Drive: 3:53).
2nd Quarter- New England Field Goal - 23-yarder by Stephen Gostkowski. 12:09
Time Remaining. (8 plays, 93 yards. Time of Drive: 3:27).
- New England Touchdown - 9-yard pass from Tom Brady to Ben
Watson.(Stephen Gostkowski extra point is good). 0:25 Time
Remaining. (11 plays, 74 yards. Time of Drive: 3:57).
3rd Quarter- Minnesota Touchdown - 71-yard punt return by Mewelde
Moore.(Ryan Longwell extra point is good). 10:36 Time Remaining.
- New England Touchdown - 7-yard pass from Tom Brady to Troy
Brown.(Stephen Gostkowski extra point is good). 9:03 Time
Remaining. (3 plays, 21 yards. Time of Drive: 1:33).
- New England Touchdown - 10-yard pass from Tom Brady to Chad
Jackson.(Stephen Gostkowski extra point is good). 0:05 Time
Remaining. (4 plays, 39 yards. Time of Drive: 1:48).
4th Quarter- No Scoring.
 
Officials
Referee: Larry Nemmers  Umpire: Undrey Wash
Line Judge: Mike Spanier  Side Judge: Carl Cheffers
Head Linesman: Mark Baltz  Back Judge: Dino Paganelli
Field Judge: Mike Weir   
Attendance/Time
Attendance: 63819Time: 3:05
 
Final Team StatisticsNew EnglandMinnesota
TOTAL FIRST DOWNS 25 17
By Rushing 4 2
By Passing 18 14
By Penalty 3 1
THIRD DOWN EFFICIENCY 4-11-36%5-14-36%
FOURTH DOWN EFFICIENCY 0-1-0% 0-2-0%
TOTAL NET YARDS 430 284
Total Offensive Plays (inc. times thrown passing) 61 61
Average gain per offensive play 7.0 4.7
NET YARDS RUSHING 85 45
Total Rushing Plays 15 15
Average gain per rushing play 5.7 3.0
NET YARDS PASSING 345 239
Times thrown - yards lost attempting to pass 3-27 4-22
Gross yards passing 372 261
PASS ATTEMPTS-COMPLETIONS-HAD INTERCEPTED 43-29-1 42-26-4
Average gain per pass play (inc. # thrown passing) 7.5 5.2
PUNTS Number and average 4-46.8 5-49.8
Net punting average 21.5 33.0
TOTAL RETURN YARDAGE (Not including Kickoffs) 118 81
No. and Yards Punt Returns 3-44 2-81
No. and Yards Kickoff Returns 2-91 5-82
No and Yards Interception Returns 4-74 1-0
PENALTIES No. and Yards 9-85 6-39
FUMBLES No. and Lost 3-1 1-0
TOUCHDOWNS 4 1
Rushing 0 0
Passing 4 0
EXTRA POINTS Made-Attempts 4-4 1-1
FIELD GOALS Made-Attempts 1-1 0-0
SAFETIES 0 0
FINAL SCORE 31 7
TIME OF POSSESSION 29:45 30:15

Final Individual Statistics

New EnglandMinnesota
RUSHINGATTYDSAVGLG tdRUSHINGATTYDS AVGLGtd
H.Evans 1 3535.0 35 0 C.Taylor 10 22 2.2 6 0
L.Maroney 8 34 4.3 22 0 B.Johnson 1 9 9.0 9 0
K.Faulk 1 1111.0 11 0 M.Moore 2 9 4.5 9 0
C.Dillon 3 5 1.7 15 0 A.Pinner 2 5 2.5 4 0
T.Brady 1 1 1.0 1 0
M.Cassel 1 -1-1.0 -1 0
Total 15 85 5.7 35 0 Total 15 45 3.0 9 0
PASSINGATTCPYDSTK/YD tdLGIN PASSINGATTCP YDSTK/YD tdLGIN
T.Brady 43 29372 3/27 445 1 B.Johnson 33 20185 1/2 0 22 3
B.Bollinge 9 6 76 3/20 0 50 1
Total 43 29372 3/27 445 1 Total 42 26261 4/22 0 50 4
PASS RECEIVINGNOYARDSAVGLONGESTtd PASS RECEIVINGNOYARDSAVGLONGESTtd
B.Watson 7 9513.6 40 1 T.Williamson 5 44 8.8 14 0
R.Caldwell 7 8412.0 34 1 M.Moore 4 9122.8 50 0
D.Gabriel 5 8316.6 45 0 J.Wiggins 4 26 6.5 10 0
L.Maroney 2 3316.5 20 0 T.Taylor 3 3010.0 22 0
T.Brown 2 12 6.0 7 1 C.Taylor 3 27 9.0 20 0
K.Faulk 2 12 6.0 6 0 B.Johnson 2 18 9.0 15 0
C.Dillon 1 2727.0 27 0 B.McMullen 2 15 7.5 11 0
D.Thomas 1 1212.0 12 0 T.Richardson 2 9 4.5 8 0
C.Jackson 1 1010.0 10 1 R.Owens 1 1 1.0 1 0
J.Gaffney 1 4 4.0 4 0
Total 2937212.8 45 4 Total 2626110.0 50 0
INTERCEPTIONSNOYDS LONGESTtdINTERCEPTIONS NOYDS LONGESTtd
E.Hobbs 1 70 70 0 D.Sharper 1 0 0 0
R.Harrison 1 2 2 0
M.Vrabel 1 2 2 0
C.Scott 1 0 0 0
Total 4 74 70 0 Total 1 0 0 0
PUNTINGNOYDSAVG TBIN20LG PUNTINGNOYDSAVG TBIN20LG
J.Miller 4187 46.8 1 055 C.Kluwe 5249 49.8 2 061
Total 4187 46.8 1 055 Total 5249 49.8 2 061
PUNT RETURNSNO FCYARDSLG tdPUNT RETURNSNOFC YARDSLGtd
D M.Moore 2 0 81 71 1
K.Faulk 2 0 33 29 0 [OUT OF BOUNDS] 1 0 0 0 0
C.Jackson 1 0 11 11 0 [TOUCHBACK] 1 0 0 0 0
[TOUCHBACK] 2 0 0 0 0
Returns 3 0 44 29 0 Returns 2 0 81 71 1
KICKOFF RETURNSNOFCYARDS LGtdKICKOFF RETURNS NOFC YARDSLGtd
D B.Johnson 4 0 82 24 0
L.Maroney 2 0 91 77 0 [TOUCHBACK] 1 0 0 0 0
R.Owens 1 0 0 0 0
Returns 2 0 91 77 0 Returns 5 0 82 24 0
New England
FUMBLESFUMOWN-REC YDStdFORCEDOPP-REC YDStd
T.Brady 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
R.Caldwell 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
H.Evans 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
M.Light 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
Total 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
Minnesota
FUMBLESFUMOWN-RECYDS tdFORCEDOPP-REC YDStd
C.Taylor 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
F.Smoot 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0
J.Mitchell 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0
D.Smith 0 0 0 0 0 1 5 0
Total 1 1 0 0 3 1 5 0

Final Defensive Statistics

New EnglandTKLASTCOMSAC YDSINPDFFFR
M.Vrabel 7 0 70.0 0.0 1 1 0 0
C.Scott 5 0 50.0 0.0 1 1 0 0
R.Harrison 4 0 40.0 0.0 1 1 0 0
A.Hawkins 4 0 40.0 0.0 0 0 0 0
R.Colvin 4 0 40.0 0.0 0 0 0 0
A.Samuel 3 1 40.0 0.0 0 1 0 0
T.Banta-Cain 2 0 22.0 11.0 0 0 0 0
J.Green 2 0 21.0 9.0 0 0 0 0
V.Wilfork 2 0 20.0 0.0 0 0 0 0
J.Seau 2 0 20.0 0.0 0 0 0 0
E.Hobbs 2 0 20.0 0.0 1 1 0 0
T.Warren 2 0 20.0 0.0 0 0 0 0
R.Seymour 1 0 11.0 2.0 0 1 0 0
T.Bruschi 1 0 10.0 0.0 0 0 0 0
E.Alexander 1 0 10.0 0.0 0 0 0 0
W.Andrews 1 0 10.0 0.0 0 0 0 0
L.Izzo 0 0 00.0 0.0 0 0 0 0
B.Watson 0 0 00.0 0.0 0 0 0 0
L.Mankins 0 0 00.0 0.0 0 0 0 0
M.Light 0 0 00.0 0.0 0 0 0 0
TOTAL 43 1444.0 22.0 4 6 0 0
MinnesotaTKLAST COMSAC YDSINPD FFFR
E.Henderson 8 0 81.0 14.0 0 0 0 0
D.Sharper 7 0 70.0 0.0 1 1 0 0
F.Smoot 6 0 60.0 0.0 0 0 2 0
D.Smith 6 0 60.0 0.0 0 0 0 1
J.Mitchell 2 0 22.0 13.0 0 0 1 0
A.Winfield 2 0 20.0 0.0 0 0 0 0
K.Udeze 2 0 20.0 0.0 0 0 0 0
K.Williams 2 0 20.0 0.0 0 0 0 0
P.Williams 1 1 20.0 0.0 0 0 0 0
R.Whitaker 1 0 10.0 0.0 0 0 0 0
N.Harris 1 0 10.0 0.0 0 0 0 0
C.Griffin 1 0 10.0 0.0 0 0 0 0
D.Scott 1 0 10.0 0.0 0 0 0 0
B.Leber 1 0 10.0 0.0 0 0 0 0
S.Johnson 1 0 10.0 0.0 0 0 0 0
.TEAM 1 0 10.0 0.0 0 0 0 0
A.Pinner 0 0 00.0 0.0 0 0 0 0
R.Owens 0 0 00.0 0.0 0 0 0 0
H.Farwell 0 0 00.0 0.0 0 0 0 0
S.Hutchinson 0 0 00.0 0.0 0 0 0 0
T.Williamson 0 0 00.0 0.0 0 0 0 0
J.Kleinsasser 0 0 00.0 0.0 0 0 0 0
B.Bollinger 0 0 00.0 0.0 0 0 0 0
C.Taylor 0 0 00.0 0.0 0 0 0 0
TOTAL 43 1443.0 27.0 1 1 3 1
Field Goals
New EnglandMinnesota
S.Gostkowski (23)
None
(made(__) & missed)
As of October 31, 2006, at 12:43 AM ET