Week 17, 1987

played in Miami, FL

56 degrees, fair, 7 mph wind

New England Patriots30714-24
Miami Dolphins71437-31

Scoring Summary
1Q: 11:22 NED - John Carney 21 field goal
1Q: 05:50 MIA - Chas Fox 6 pass from Doug Flutie (Paul Woodside extra point)
2Q: 12:09 MIA - Ronnie Harmon 3 run (Paul Woodside extra point)
2Q: 00:25 MIA - Ronnie Harmon 15 pass from Doug Flutie (Paul Woodside extra point)
3Q: 09:37 MIA - Paul Woodside 32 field goal
3Q: 02:28 NED - Alvin Moore 6 run (John Carney extra point)
4Q: 13:32 MIA - Roger Vick 27 run (Paul Woodside extra point)
4Q: 04:14 NED - Larry Mucker 35 pass from Jeff Hostetler (John Carney extra point)
4Q: 00:56 NED - Mark Boyer 12 pass from Jeff Hostetler (John Carney extra point)

Team StatisticsNEDMIA
Record7-97-9
First Downs1722
- by Rushing411
- by Passing1110
- by Penalty21
Total Net Yards313393
- Offensive Plays6169
- Yards per Play5.135.70
Net Rushing Yards76193
- Rushing Attempts1740
- Yards per Rush4.474.83
Net Passing Yards237200
- Att./Comp./Intrcpt39 - 19 - 129 - 20 - 0
- Gross Passing Yards265200
- Sacks/Yards Lost5/280/0
- Yards per Pass Play5.396.90
Fumbles/Lost0/00/0
3rd Down Conversions2/116/14
- Avg. YtG on 3rd Down10.57.6
4th Down Conversions0/00/0
Penalties/Yards6/408/66
Punt Returns/Yards5/703/26
Kick Returns/Yards4/732/52
Interception Ret./Yards0/01/12
2pt Conversions0/00/0
Red Zone Visits34
- Red Zone TDs/FGs2/13/1
Avg. Drive StartOWN 30OWN 30
Time of Possession25:1434:46

Drive Charts

New England Patriots
QuarBeganPossFromPlaysYardsResult
115:003:44OWN 35761Field Goal
17:280:33OWN 1327Interception
15:421:28OWN 283-1Punt
13:191:15OWN 1730Punt
212:034:26OWN 251136Punt
26:181:47OPP 483-4Punt
22:470:52OWN 443-6Punt
20:190:19OWN 3122Half
39:321:03OWN 2534Punt
36:574:40OWN 321068Touchdown
413:132:57OWN 19513Punt
45:321:32OWN 21679Touchdown
41:491:01OPP 44444Touchdown
Miami Dolphins
QuarBeganPossFromPlaysYardsResult
111:163:48OWN 30624Punt
16:551:13OPP 11311Touchdown
14:140:55OWN 3832Punt
12:045:01OWN 191081Touchdown
27:371:19OWN 431Punt
24:311:44OWN 535Punt
21:551:36OWN 20580Touchdown
315:005:28OWN 251260Field Goal
38:291:32OWN 2232Punt
32:174:04OWN 37663Touchdown
410:164:44OWN 27824Punt
44:002:11OWN 25517Punt
40:480:48OPP 472-3Game

Game MVP: Ron Ferrari, Miami Dolphins

Rushing Statistics

New EnglandAttYardsAvgLG10+TD
RB Ottis Anderson7395.571010
RB Alvin Moore6254.17601
QB Jeff Hostetler210.50200
WR Larry Mucker144.00400
FB Rick Parros177.00700
MiamiAttYardsAvgLG10+TD
RB Ronnie Harmon16734.561331
RB Roger Vick15885.872721
QB Doug Flutie4164.001110
RB Chuck Sanders3206.672110
FB John Settle2-4-2.00000

Passing Statistics

New EnglandAttCompYardsSk/YdTDLGIntRate
Jeff Hostetler39192655/28235177.4
MiamiAttCompYardsSk/YdTDLGIntRate
Doug Flutie29202000/02400111.2

Receiving Statistics

New EnglandCatchTargYardsAvgYACLGTD
WR Elmo Boyd6138113.5050330
WR Jerry Rice4106115.2518270
TE Mark Boyer343411.330121
WR Larry Mucker234422.0012351
RB Ottis Anderson233216.0032300
RB Alvin Moore23136.50890
WR Kris Haines0100.00000
FB Rick Parros0100.00000
TE Robert Awalt0100.00000
MiamiCatchTargYardsAvgYACLGTD
WR James Bennett577314.608220
WR Mark Carrier555310.6043400
WR Brian Brennan2284.00270
RB Ronnie Harmon23189.0015151
WR Chas Fox232311.509171
TE Oliver Reed23189.000110
TE Seth Flannery1477.00070
RB Roger Vick1100.00000
FB John Settle0100.00000

Interception Statistics

New EnglandIntsYardsAvgTD
MiamiIntsYardsAvgTD
S Andre Young11212.000

Fumble Statistics

New EnglandFumbRecovForceTD
MiamiFumbRecovForceTD

Punting Statistics

New EnglandPuntYardsAvgNetLGIn20
Jim McCann734949.943.3623
MiamiPuntYardsAvgNetLGIn20
Edwin Hemmerle730944.134.1543

Kicking Statistics

New EnglandFGs40+Yd50+YdLGPAT
John Carney1/10/00/0213/3
MiamiFGs40+Yd50+YdLGPAT
Paul Woodside1/10/00/0324/4

Punt Return Statistics

New EnglandRetYardsAvgTD
Darnell Powell57014.00
MiamiRetYardsAvgTD
Richard Carter3268.70

Kick Return Statistics

New EnglandRetYardsAvgTD
Kris Haines47318.30
MiamiRetYardsAvgTD
Brian Brennan25226.00

Defensive Statistics

New EnglandTackAsstSackRPlayPPlay
ILB Frank Manumaleuga1120.03417
OLB Chris Washington740.03418
DT Doug Smith430.04029
CB Dwayne Woodruff420.03726
DT John Goodman410.03618
CB David Williams320.01517
DE Andre Townsend300.03224
DE Mike Gann300.03317
S Tom Pridemore250.03519
S Mike Reinfeldt220.03826
CB Fred Marion210.03226
OLB Duane Bickett210.01718
DE Terry Beeson200.01316
ILB Hal Garner200.0411
WR Jerry Rice10---------
CB Donnie Elder100.002
DT Mike Ruth100.0511
CB Rod Jones100.02411
S Mark Kelso010.0713
MiamiTackAsstSackRPlayPPlay
OLB Ron Ferrari713.01737
CB Manny Hendrix510.01742
CB Richard Carter301.0826
S Martin Bayless330.01631
ILB Ron Brown320.0913
S Andre Young310.01744
ILB Marc Munford300.0722
DE Sebastian Mahoney201.0417
DE Sean Jones200.01643
DT Bruce Mesner200.0812
OLB Ray Berry200.01541
CB Nate Odomes110.01739
OLB Perry Eichhorst100.0216
S Michael Adams100.0113
DE Robert Banks010.01429
DT Colin Scotts010.0931
OLB Will Johnson010.01016

Pass Rush Statistics

New EnglandSackBlockHurryKnockPPlay
DE Terry Beeson0.011016
DT Doug Smith0.010029
OLB Chris Washington0.010018
MiamiSackBlockHurryKnockPPlay
OLB Ron Ferrari3.001037
DE Sebastian Mahoney1.001117
CB Richard Carter1.000026
DE Sean Jones0.004343
DE Robert Banks0.001029
DT Colin Scotts0.001031
OLB Perry Eichhorst0.001016

Pass Defense Statistics

New EnglandCaughtDefnsdIntrcpPPlay
ILB Frank Manumaleuga40017
CB Dwayne Woodruff40026
S Mike Reinfeldt20026
CB David Williams20017
OLB Chris Washington20018
ILB Hal Garner20011
CB Fred Marion10026
DE Andre Townsend10024
OLB Duane Bickett10018
CB Donnie Elder1002
S Tom Pridemore01019
S Mark Kelso01013
MiamiCaughtDefnsdIntrcpPPlay
S Andre Young31144
CB Manny Hendrix30042
OLB Ray Berry21041
CB Richard Carter20026
ILB Ron Brown20013
S Martin Bayless11031
CB Nate Odomes11039
OLB Ron Ferrari10037
ILB Marc Munford10022
OLB Perry Eichhorst10016
CB Charles Wright10012
S Michael Adams10013

Blocking Statistics

New EnglandKeyBlBlOppPancRPlySckAPPly
C Nathan Henderson24017144
T Dean Steinkuhler24017044
G Joe Fields23017144
G Randy Cross14017144
FB Rick Parros1107012
T Shaquille Jonas01017244
MiamiKeyBlBlOppPancRPlySckAPPly
G Dennis McKnight410040029
T Reggie McElroy39040029
C Micah Huffman37040029
T Keith Van Horne25040029
G Paul O'Connor15040029

Special Teams Tackles

New EnglandTacklesSTPlays
Rick Parros226
Otis Wilson125
Michael Gunter118
Jerry Rice112
MiamiTacklesSTPlays
Michael Adams425
Roger Vick213
Perry Eichhorst124
Chuck Sanders118
Martin Bayless17

Participation

New EnglandRPlyOffPPlyOffRPlyDefPPlyDefSTPlyTotal Plays
DT Doug Smith------4029170
G Joe Fields1744------869
G Randy Cross1744------869
T Shaquille Jonas1744------869
T Dean Steinkuhler1744------869
S Mike Reinfeldt------3826165
CB Dwayne Woodruff------3726164
WR Jerry Rice1338------1263
C Nathan Henderson1744---------61
CB Fred Marion------3226361
QB Jeff Hostetler1744---------61
WR Elmo Boyd1543---------58
DE Andre Townsend------3224157
TE Mark Boyer1640------157
S Tom Pridemore------3519---54
DT John Goodman------3618---54
OLB Chris Washington------3418---52
ILB Frank Manumaleuga------3417---51
DE Mike Gann------3317---50
FB Rick Parros712------2645
RB Alvin Moore829------643
TE Greg Baty612------2543
CB Rod Jones------2411641
S Mark Kelso------7131939
WR Larry Mucker724------637
DE Terry Beeson------1316837
OLB Duane Bickett------1718136
CB David Williams------1517133
OLB Otis Wilson------202527
RB Ottis Anderson915---------24
DT Mike Ruth------511824
WR Kris Haines14------1823
WR Darnell Powell11------1921
RB Michael Gunter00------1818
CB Donnie Elder------021618
ILB Hal Garner------411116
ILB Jerry Muckensturm------201315
P Jim McCann00------88
C K.C. Hoffman00------88
CB Tim Gordon------0077
K John Carney00------66
TE Robert Awalt22---------4
T J.T. Taylor00---------0
G Roy Simmons00---------0
C Joel Hilgenberg00---------0
QB Elliot Diaz00---------0
MiamiRPlyOffPPlyOffRPlyDefPPlyDefSTPlyTotal Plays
G Paul O'Connor4029------877
T Keith Van Horne4029---------69
G Dennis McKnight4029---------69
T Reggie McElroy4029---------69
QB Doug Flutie4029---------69
C Micah Huffman4029---------69
WR James Bennett4027---------67
CB Manny Hendrix------1742867
WR Mark Carrier4026---------66
S Andre Young------1744162
DE Sean Jones------1643160
OLB Ray Berry------1541258
TE Seth Flannery1318------2657
CB Nate Odomes------1739157
OLB Ron Ferrari------1737155
S Martin Bayless------1631754
RB Roger Vick1921------1353
DE Robert Banks------1429144
TE Oliver Reed2617---------43
CB Richard Carter------826842
OLB Perry Eichhorst------2162442
FB John Settle1110------1940
DT Colin Scotts------931---40
S Michael Adams------1132539
WR Chas Fox2411---------35
ILB Ron Brown------9131335
WR Mark Duper66------1931
ILB Marc Munford------722---29
CB Charles Wright------0121729
RB Ronnie Harmon184------628
DE Sebastian Mahoney------417728
OLB Will Johnson------1016127
RB Chuck Sanders31------1822
DT Bruce Mesner------812121
WR Brian Brennan02------1113
P Edwin Hemmerle00------88
C Carlos Peluso00------88
G Korey Cote00------88
G Chris Conlin00------88
T Danny Villa00------88
K Paul Woodside00------77
DT Arnold Carlson------0077
WR Walter Stanley00------55
TE Steven Gipp02---------2
QB Walter Hudson00---------0
C Jamie Vance00---------0

Directional Rushing Statistics

DistanceAttYardsAvg
Left4184.5
Middle11555.0
Right231.5
None000.0
DistanceAttYardsAvg
Left13896.8
Middle15604.0
Right10474.7
None2-3-1.5

Detailed Passing Statistics

New EnglandAttCmp20+BdThDropDfnsHurrKnckIntc
Jeff Hostetler39195334941
MiamiAttCmp20+BdThDropDfnsHurrKnckIntc
Doug Flutie29202212100

Directional Passing Statistics

DistanceAttCompYardsAvg
Screen658113.5
Short (0-8 Yds)136513.9
Medium (9-18 Yds)167986.1
Long (19+ Yds)41358.8
DistanceAttCompYardsAvg
Screen75628.9
Short (0-8 Yds)1411705.0
Medium (9-18 Yds)73466.6
Long (19+ Yds)112222.0

Detailed Receiving Statistics

New EnglandTargtCaugtDropdYards20+PPlay
WR Elmo Boyd136181243
WR Jerry Rice104061138
TE Mark Boyer43034040
WR Larry Mucker32044124
RB Ottis Anderson32032115
RB Alvin Moore32113029
WR Kris Haines100004
FB Rick Parros1000012
TE Robert Awalt101002
MiamiTargtCaugtDropdYards20+PPlay
WR James Bennett75173127
WR Mark Carrier55053126
TE Seth Flannery4107018
RB Ronnie Harmon3201804
WR Chas Fox32023011
TE Oliver Reed32018017
WR Brian Brennan220802
RB Roger Vick1100021
FB John Settle1000010

Red-Zone Rushing Statistics

New EnglandAttYardsAvgOverall Avg
RB Ottis Anderson188.005.57
RB Alvin Moore166.004.17
MiamiAttYardsAvgOverall Avg
RB Ronnie Harmon284.004.56
RB Roger Vick252.505.87

Red-Zone Passing Statistics

New EnglandAttCompYardsAvg/AttOverall Avg
Jeff Hostetler44317.756.79
MiamiAttCompYardsAvg/AttOverall Avg
Doug Flutie75294.146.90

Red-Zone Receiving Statistics

New EnglandTargetCatchYardsAvg/TargOverall Avg
WR Elmo Boyd1111.006.23
RB Ottis Anderson1122.0010.67
TE Mark Boyer111212.008.50
WR Jerry Rice111616.006.10
MiamiTargetCatchYardsAvg/TargOverall Avg
RB Ronnie Harmon22189.006.00
WR Mark Carrier2252.5010.60
WR James Bennett1000.0010.43
WR Chas Fox1166.007.67
FB John Settle1000.000.00

Third Down Rushing Statistics

New EnglandRushesConversions
RB Alvin Moore11
MiamiRushesConversions
RB Chuck Sanders21
RB Roger Vick21
RB Ronnie Harmon11

Third Down Passing Statistics

New EnglandAttCompConversions
Jeff Hostetler831
MiamiAttCompConversions
Doug Flutie953

Third Down Receiving Statistics

New EnglandTargCatchConversions
WR Elmo Boyd510
WR Jerry Rice321
MiamiTargCatchConversions
WR James Bennett311
TE Seth Flannery200
TE Oliver Reed221
WR Brian Brennan110
WR Chas Fox111

SectionAttendance
Stadium57,400 (70,000 capacity)
Upper Deck17,100 (21,400)
End Zone12,000 (15,400)
Mezzanine7,500 (8,900)
Sideline Seats11,100 (13,600)
Club Seats6,400 (7,400)
Luxury Boxes3,300 (3,300)