1997 New England Patriots Statistics

National Football League (NFL)
Team Record: 10-6
Finishing 1st in the NFL's East Division of the American Football Conference
Postseason: 1-1 Lost Division Playoff
Coach: Pete Carroll (10-6)
Location: Foxborough, Massachusetts
1997 New England Patriots Roster
1997 New England Patriots Results

The New England Patriots of the National Football League ended the 1997 season with a record of 10 wins and 6 losses, finishing first in the NFL's East Division of the American Football Conference. The team compiled a postseason mark of 1-1.

The Patriots ran up 369 points, and the defense gave up 289. Drew Bledsoe led the charge, throwing for 3,706 yards. Ben Coates caught 66 passes, while Shawn Jefferson accumulated 841 receiving yards.

Curtis Martin rushed for a team-best 1,160 yards for New England.

The ball-hawking defense led the way with 32 turnovers. Willie Clay picked off 6 errant tosses from the opposition. Chris Slade sacked opposing passers 9 times, part of an overall team total of 44 sacks.

Pete Carroll coached the team. The 1997 New England Patriots lost in the Division Playoff.

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Player Att Comp Comp % Yds Yds/Att TDs TD % Ints Int % Long Sacked Yds Lost Rating
Drew Bledsoe52231460.237067.1285.4152.9763025887.7
Scott Zolak9666.7677.4222.200.02000128.2
Dave Meggett11100.03535.01100.000.03500158.3
Totals53232160.338087.2315.8152.876 30258


Player No. Yds Avg. Long TDs
Curtis Martin27411604.270 4
Derrick Cullors221014.624 0
Marrio Grier33752.312 1
Dave Meggett20603.010 1
Drew Bledsoe28552.00
Keith Byars11242.20
Sam Gash6101.70
Scott Zolak3-3-1.0-1 0
Troy Brown1-18-18.0-18 0
Totals39814643.770 6


Player No. Yds Avg. Long TDs
Ben Coates6673711.235 8
Shawn Jefferson5484115.676 2
Troy Brown4160714.867 6
Curtis Martin412967.222 1
Terry Glenn2743116.050 2
Vincent Brisby2327612.031 2
Sam Gash221547.019 3
Keith Byars201899.451 3
Dave Meggett1920310.749 1
Lovett Purnell55711.420 3
Derrick Cullors284.00
Dietrich Jells199.00
Totals321380811.976 31


Player X/CA X/CM X/CP % FGA FGM FG % Pts.
Adam Vinatieri4040100.0292586.2115


Player No. Yds Avg. Long
Tom Tupa78356945.873

Punt Returns:

Player No. Yds Avg. Long TDs
Dave Meggett4546710.447 0
Totals4546710.447 0

Kick Returns:

Player No. Yds Avg. Long TDs
Dave Meggett3381624.761 0
Derrick Cullors1538625.786 1
Chris Canty411528.863 0
Ben Coates12020.020 0
Totals53133725.286 1


Player No. Yds Avg. Long TDs
Willie Clay610918.253 1
Ty Law37023.340 0
Lawyer Milloy3155.015 0
Jimmy Hitchcock210452.0100 1
Larry Whigham26030.060 1
Marty Moore273.50
Chris Slade111.01
Totals1936619.3100 4


Defense and Fumbles:

Player Tackle Solo Ast Brup Fum FRec FYds FTD FF
Ted Johnson111953200001
Lawyer Milloy978230002002
Mike Jones79.5701901000
Ty Law73698011000
Willie Clay81.5682700201
Jimmy Hitchcock74651800001
Todd Collins81.5643500002
Chris Slade75622600002
Henry Thomas56.5442501002
Mark Wheeler31261000001
Willie McGinest30251003000
Tedy Bruschi27.525502002
Chris Canty2524202901
Chris Sullivan20.5169
Larry Whigham1715400001
Chad Eaton17138
Ferric Collons1311401500
Brandon Mitchell7.563
Marty Moore7620
Mike McGruder440
Devin Wyman212
Chris Carter110
Drew Bledsoe43-400
Vernon Crawford01000
Max Lane01000
Lovett Purnell0100
Dave Meggett2100
Derrick Cullors3000
Shawn Jefferson2000
Terry Glenn1000
Keith Byars1000
Curtis Martin3000

Total Scoring:

Touchdowns Other Total
Player Rush Rec Punt Kick MFG Int Fum Other FG X/C Single 2Pt Saf Points
Adam Vinatieri25400115
Ben Coates8000048
Troy Brown0600036
Curtis Martin4100030
Sam Gash0300018
Lovett Purnell300018
Keith Byars0300018
Vincent Brisby200012
Shawn Jefferson200012
Terry Glenn200012
Dave Meggett110000012
Derrick Cullors0010006
Larry Whigham10006
Jimmy Hitchcock10006
Willie Clay10006
Marrio Grier10006
Chris Slade10006


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