Patriots - 49ers: Team Statistics

<p>The New England Patriots managed to close out their regular season in style by playing their starters through the first three periods and building a 14-7 lead before QB, Tom Brady handed the reigns to Rohan Davey and the reserves.</p> <p>The Patriots defeated the Niners 21 - 7 and have a first round playoff bye. Here are the Team Stats for the game.</p>

PHOTO: New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady lets go with a pass despite the rush of San Fransisco 49ers Andrew Williams during the third quarter of the Patriots 21-7 win at Gillette Stadium in Foxboro, Mass., Sunday, Jan. 2, 2004. Brady threw for 226 yards and two touchdowns in three quarters of play. (AP Photo/Winslow Townson)

  1ST 2ND 3RD 4TH TOTAL
New England 0 7 7 7 21
San Francisco 7 0 0 0 7

SCORING SUMMARY

1ST QUARTER: 

12:12 SFO - TD, STEVE BUSH 4 YD PASS FROM KEN DORSEY (TODD PETERSON KICK). 
      Drive: 5 plays, 22 yards in 2:21. 
      Key plays: Carpenter 31-yard interception return to New England 22; 
      Dorsey 9-yard pass to Conway to New England 10. SAN FRANCISCO 7-0.

2ND QUARTER: 

 9:03 NWE - TD, MIKE VRABEL 1 YD PASS FROM TOM BRADY (ADAM VINATIERI KICK). 
      Drive: 8 plays, 71 yards in 4:20. 
      Key plays: Dillon 11-yard run to New England 40; Brady 11-yard pass 
      to Fauria to San Francisco 49; Dillon 19-yard run to San Francisco 30; 
      Brady 22-yard pass to Givens to San Francisco 2. SAN FRANCISCO 7-7.

3RD QUARTER: 

 6:10 NWE - TD, DEION BRANCH 8 YD PASS FROM TOM BRADY (ADAM VINATIERI KICK). 
      Drive: 4 plays, 51 yards in 1:51. 
      Key plays: Dillion 29-yard run to San Francisco 14. NEW ENGLAND 
      14-7.

4TH QUARTER: 

 0:36 NWE - TD, COREY DILLON 6 YD RUN (ADAM VINATIERI KICK). 
      Drive: 9 plays, 66 yards in 4:36. 
      Key plays: Brady 10-yard pass to Johnson to Midfield; Brady 25-yard 
      pass to Weaver to San Fransisco 25; Brady 3-yard run on 4th-and-2 to San 
      Fransisco 14; Dillon 8-yard run to San Fransisco 6. NEW ENGLAND 21-7.

TEAM STATISTICS                          SAN FRANCISCO    NEW ENGLAND

FIRST DOWNS                                         15             23
  Rushing                                            3              8
  Passing                                           11             14
  Penalty                                            1              1
THIRD DOWN EFFICIENCY                         6-16-38%        1-7-14%
FOURTH DOWN EFFICIENCY                         2-4-50%        1-2-50%
TOTAL NET YARDS                                    318            405
  Total offensive plays                             65             63
  Average gain per play                            4.9            6.4
NET YARDS RUSHING                                  135            174
  Rushing attempts                                  35             28
  Average gain per rush                            3.9            6.2
  Tackles for loss-yards                           1-1            0-0
NET YARDS PASSING                                  183            231
  Times sacked: Number-Yards                       1-6            1-5
  Gross passing yards                              189            236
PASS ATTEMPTS-COMPLETIONS-HAD INTERCEPTED      29-18-0        34-23-1
  Avg gain per pass play                           6.1            6.6
KICKOFFS: Number-In End Zone-Touchbacks          2-0-0          4-0-0
PUNTS: Number and Average                       5-42.8         4-38.3
  Had blocked                                        0              0
  Net punting average                             40.8           36.3
TOTAL RETURN YARDAGE (Not including kickoffs)       41              8
  Number-Yards: Punt Returns                      1-10            4-8
  Number-Yards: Kickoff Returns                   4-97           2-50
  Number-Yards: Interception Returns              1-31            0-0
PENALTIES: Number-Yards                           7-64           4-37
FUMBLES: Number-Lost                               2-2            3-2
TOUCHDOWNS                                           1              3
  Rushing                                            0              1
  Passing                                            1              2
  Interceptions                                      0              0
  Other (blocked kicks, etc.)                        0              0
EXTRA POINTS: Made-Attempts                        1-1            3-3
  Kicking: Made-Attempts                           1-1            3-3
  Passing: Made-Attempts                           0-0            0-0
  Rushing: Made-Attempts                           0-0            0-0
FIELD GOALS: Made-Attempts                         0-1            0-0
  FGs - PATs had blocked                           0-0            0-0
RED ZONE EFFICIENCY                            1-4-25%        3-5-60%
GOAL TO GO EFFICIENCY                         1-1-100%       1-1-100%
SAFETIES                                             0              0
TIME OF POSSESSION                               30:48          29:12

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