Patriots - Dolphins: Scoring Summary

The New England Patriots fell to the Miami Dolphins 26-28 on Sunday at Gillette Stadium. The Patriots played their reserves most of the game while the Dolphins played their starters the entire game. Here are the Box score, scoring summary and team statistics. Be sure to post your game balls and Goat awards in the forums.

PHOTO:Miami Dolphins quarterback Gus Frerotte celebrates a first-quarter touchdown during their 28-26 win over the New England Patriots in NFL football at Gillette Stadium in Foxborough, Mass. Sunday, January 1, 2006. (AP Photo/Winslow Townson)


BOXSCORE

 1ST2ND3RD4THTOTAL
New England7331326
Miami7651028
SCORING SUMMARY


1ST QUARTER: 11:01 MIA - TD, RICKY WILLIAMS 2 YD RUN (OLINDO MARE KICK). Drive: 12 plays, 83 yards in 5:14. Key plays: Williams 3-yard run on 3rd-and-1 to Miami 29; Frerotte 2-yard run on 3rd-and-1 to Miami 40; Frerotte 11-yard pass to Chambers plus 15-yard pass interference penalty on Patriots' Warren to New England 34; Williams 8-yard run on 3rd-and-2 to New England 18; Frerotte 16-yard pass to Booker to New England 2. MIAMI 7-0. 14:02 NWE - TD, DEION BRANCH 11 YD PASS FROM TOM BRADY (ADAM VINATIERI KICK). Drive: 6 plays, 24 yards in 3:01. Key plays: Davis 65-yard kickoff return to Miami 24; Evans 1-yard run on 4th-and-1 to Miami 14. MIAMI 7-7. 2ND QUARTER: 9:09 MIA - FG, OLINDO MARE 36 YD. Drive: 11 plays, 35 yards in 6:03. Key plays: Welker 8-yard punt return to Miami 47; Williams 7-yard run plus 5-yard facemask penalty on Patriots' Poteat to Miami 49; Frerotte 18-yard pass to Booker on 3rd-and-15 to New England 40; Frerotte 11-yard pass to Welker on 3rd-and-5 to New England 24; Frerotte 8-yard run to New England 18. MIAMI 10-7. 14:22 MIA - FG, OLINDO MARE 38 YD. Drive: 11 plays, 44 yards in 4:06. Key plays: Williams 6-yard run to Miami 46; Ferrotte 15-yard pass to Booker to New England 39; Williams 4-yard run on 3rd-and-3 to New England 28; Frerotte 9-yard pass to Booker to New England 19. MIAMI 13-7. 15:00 NWE - FG, ADAM VINATIERI 49 YD. Drive: 5 plays, 38 yards in 0:38. Key plays: Cassel 17-yard pass to Dwight on 3rd-and-3 to Miami 45; 13-yard pass interference penalty on Dolphins' Tillman to Miami 32. MIAMI 13-10. 3RD QUARTER: 6:03 MIA - FG, OLINDO MARE 41 YD. Drive: 12 plays, 54 yards in 6:03. Key plays: 5-yard defensive holding penalty on Patriots' Izzo on 3rd-and-10 to Miami 28; Frerotte 20-yard pass to Chambers to Miami 40; Frerotte 11-yard pass to Chambers to New England 39; Frerotte 5-yard pass to Booker on 3rd-and-3 to New England 27. MIAMI 16-10. 10:19 NWE - FG, ADAM VINATIERI 33 YD. Drive: 9 plays, 46 yards in 4:16. Key plays: Cassel 11-yard pass to Pass on 3rd-and-6 to Miami 46; Cassel 36-yard pass to Davis to Miami 15. MIAMI 16-13. 13:36 MIA - SAFETY, BALL THROUGH END ZONE . MIAMI 18-13. 4TH QUARTER: 5:53 MIA - TD, MARTY BOOKER 15 YD PASS FROM GUS FREROTTE (OLINDO MARE KICK). Drive: 8 plays, 51 yards in 3:51. Key plays: Miller 35-yard punt to Miami 49; Frerotte 9-yard pass to Welker on 3rd-and-3 to New England 35; Frerotte 6-yard pass to Brown to New England 23; Frerotte 10-yard pass to Diamond to New England 10. MIAMI 25-13. 8:50 NWE - TD, TIM DWIGHT 9 YD PASS FROM MATT CASSEL (DOUG FLUTIE KICK). Drive: 5 plays, 54 yards in 2:57. Key plays: Dwight 29-yard kickoff return to New England 46; Cassel 30-yard pass to Watson to Miami 19; Cassel 1-yard run on 3rd-and-1 to Miami 9. MIAMI 25-20. 13:05 MIA - FG, OLINDO MARE 42 YD. Drive: 9 plays, 36 yards in 4:15. Key plays: Vinatieri kickoff out-of-bounds puts ball at Miami 40; Williams 7-yard run to New England 49; Frerotte 20-yard pass to Chambers on 3rd-and-6 to New England 25. MIAMI 28-20. 15:00 NWE - TD, BENJAMIN WATSON 9 YD PASS FROM MATT CASSEL (TWO-POINT PASS CONVERSION FAILED). Drive: 11 plays, 62 yards in 1:55. Key plays: Cassel 21-yard pass to Childress on 3rd-and-9 to Miami 40; Cassel 11-yard pass to Davis to Miami 29; Cassel 2-yard run on 4th-and-1 to Miami 18; 9-yard roughing the passer penalty on Dolphins' Taylor to Miami 9. MIAMI 28-26.

 

TEAM STATISTICS                                  MIAMI    NEW ENGLAND


FIRST DOWNS                                         25             16
  Rushing                                            9              5
  Passing                                           14              9
  Penalty                                            2              2
THIRD DOWN EFFICIENCY                         9-17-53%       5-14-36%
FOURTH DOWN EFFICIENCY                          0-0-0%       3-3-100%
TOTAL NET YARDS                                    378            259
  Total offensive plays                             77             57
  Average gain per play                            4.9            4.5
NET YARDS RUSHING                                  148             55
  Rushing attempts                                  40             28
  Average gain per rush                            3.7            2.0
  Tackles for loss-yards                           3-5           3-10
NET YARDS PASSING                                  230            204
  Times sacked: Number-Yards                       2-9            1-1
  Gross passing yards                              239            205
PASS ATTEMPTS-COMPLETIONS-HAD INTERCEPTED      35-22-0        28-14-1
  Avg gain per pass play                           6.2            7.0
KICKOFFS: Number-In End Zone-Touchbacks          7-1-0          5-0-0
PUNTS: Number and Average                       4-38.8         4-41.5
  Had blocked                                        0              0
  Net punting average                             34.3           40.0
TOTAL RETURN YARDAGE (Not including kickoffs)       18              6
  Number-Yards: Punt Returns                      2-18            1-6
  Number-Yards: Kickoff Returns                   4-69          6-196
  Number-Yards: Interception Returns               1-0            0-0
PENALTIES: Number-Yards                           9-77           6-45
FUMBLES: Number-Lost                               0-0            2-0
TOUCHDOWNS                                           2              3
  Rushing                                            1              0
  Passing                                            1              3
  Interceptions                                      0              0
  Other (blocked kicks, etc.)                        0              0
EXTRA POINTS: Made-Attempts                        2-2            2-3
  Kicking: Made-Attempts                           2-2            2-2
  Passing: Made-Attempts                           0-0            0-1
  Rushing: Made-Attempts                           0-0            0-0
FIELD GOALS: Made-Attempts                         4-4            2-2
  FGs - PATs had blocked                           0-0            0-0
RED ZONE EFFICIENCY                            2-4-50%        3-4-75%
GOAL TO GO EFFICIENCY                         2-2-100%       2-2-100%
SAFETIES                                             0              0
TIME OF POSSESSION                               38:06          21:54

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