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BY THE NUMBERS

BUFFALO .... 3 0 0 7 3--13
N. ENG. .... 0 3 0 7 0--10
FIRST QUARTER
Field goal, 39 yards, by Christie at 11:00. Drive of 44 yards in nine plays after Vinatieri missed 44-yard field goal. Key gains: Flutie run of 8 yards to Pats' 47; Thomas run of 31 yards to Pats' 24. BILLS LEAD, 3-0.

SECOND QUARTER

Field goal, 38 yards, by Vinatieri at 15:00. Drive of 45 yards in 10 plays and one defensive penalty after Mohr punt of 22 yards downed at Pats' 25. Key gains: Bledsoe pass of 29 yards to Shaw to Bills' 27; pass interference penalty of 6 yards on T. Smith at Bills' 24.

THIRD QUARTER

No scoring.

FOURTH QUARTER

Touchdown run, 14 yards, by Allen at 2:45 (Vinatieri kick). Drive of 14 yards in one play after Eaton recovered Linton fumble and returned it 30 yards to Bills' 14. PATRIOTS LEAD, 10-3.

Touchdown run, 1 yard, by Linton at 10:37 (Christie kick). Drive of 59 yards in eight plays and one defensive penalty after Johnson punt of 41 yards and Williams fair catch. Key gains: Flutie pass of 24 yards to Price to Pats' 20; Flutie pass of 19 yards to Moulds to Pats' 1. TIE GAME, 10-10.

OVERTIME

Field goal, 23 yards, by Christie at 13:12. Drive of 52 yards in 10 plays after Johnson punt of 42 yards went out of bounds at Bills' 24. Key gains: Flutie pass of 11 yards to Moulds to Pats' 27. Flutie pass of 9 yards to Williams to Pats' 18. BILLS WIN, 13-10.

Missed field goals: Vinatieri 44 sh, 33 wr, 44 sh.

Attendance: 55,014.

INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS

BUFFALO

Rushing Att Yds Avg Lng

T. Thomas .... 15 84 5.6 31
Flutie .... 6 44 7.3 17
Linton .... 20 40 2.0 8

Passing Att Com Yds TD Int

Flutie .... 35 22 212 0 0

Pass Receiving No Yds Lng TD

Riemersma .... 6 39 11 0
P. Price .... 5 62 24 0
Moulds .... 4 53 19 0
Gash .... 3 19 8 0
K. Williams .... 2 24 15 0
Collins .... 1 11 11 0
Linton .... 1 4 4 0

Punting No Yds Avg Lng

Mohr .... 5 172 34.4 47

Punt Returns No Yds Lng

K. Williams .... 1 -2 0

Kickoff Returns No Yds Lng

K. Williams .... 1 17 17
Gordon .... 1 11 11

Defensive Stats Tkls Asst Sack

Cowart .... 6 8 0
Rogers .... 6 0 2
P. Williams .... 5 1 1
H. Jones .... 4 2 0
T. Smith .... 5 0 0
Holecek .... 3 2 0
B. Smith .... 3 2 2
Hansen .... 2 3 0
Moran .... 3 1 0
Schulz .... 2 2 0
S. Price .... 2 1 1
Northern .... 1 2 0
Perry .... 2 0 0
Greer .... 1 1 0
Washington .... 1 0 0
Winfield .... 1 0 0
Porter .... 0 1 0
Wiley .... 0 1 0

NEW ENGLAND

Rushing Att Yds Avg Lng

Allen .... 27 126 4.7 20
Bledsoe .... 3 26 8.7 26
Shaw .... 4 6 1.5 6

Passing Att Com Yds TD Int

Bledsoe .... 21 10 101 0 0

Pass Receiving No Yds Lng TD

Brisby .... 4 45 15 0
Shaw .... 2 31 19 0
Warren .... 2 8 8 0
Coates .... 1 20 20 0
T. Brown .... 1 -3 -3 0

Punting No Yds Avg Lng

L. Johnson .... 8 290 36.3 51

Punt Returns No Yds Lng

T. Brown .... 2 31 17

Kickoff Returns No Yds Lng

T. Brown .... 4 124 42

Defensive Stats Tkls Asst Sack

Serwanga .... 12 1 1
Bruschi .... 8 5 0
T. Johnson .... 6 3 0
Milloy .... 6 3 0
Mitchell .... 3 5 0
H. Thomas .... 4 3 0
Slade .... 3 4 1
Sullivan .... 4 2 0
McGinest .... 3 3 0
T. Jones .... 4 0 0
C. Carter .... 3 0 0
Eaton .... 3 0 0
George .... 2 1 0
Whigham .... 1 1 0
Katzenmoyer .... 1 0 1

TEAM STATISTICS

Buf. N.Eng.
Total First Downs.... 23 14
By Rushing.... 10 8
By Passing.... 11 5
By Penalty.... 2 1
Third-Down Efficiency.... 9-17-53 2-14-14
Total Net Yards.... 374 225
Total Offensive Plays.... 79 61
Avg. Gain Per Play.... 4.7 3.7
Net Yards Rushing.... 168 158
Total Rushing Plays.... 41 34
Average Gain Per Play.... 4.1 4.6
Net Yards Passing.... 206 67
Was Sacked -- Yds. Lost.... 3-6 6-34
Gross Yards Passing.... 212 101
Passes-Completed-Int.... 35-22-0 21-10-0
Avg. Gain Per Pass Play.... 5.4 2.5

Buf. N.Eng.

Punts-Avg..... 5-34.4 8-36.3
Had Blocked.... 0 0
Total Return Yardage.... -2 31
Punt Returns-Yards.... 1-(-2) 2-31
Kickoff Returns-Yards.... 2-28 4-124
Interceptions-Yards.... 0-0 0-0
Penalties-Yards.... 4-30 5-25
Fumbles-Lost.... 3-3 1-1
Touchdowns.... 1 1
By Rushing.... 1 1
By Passing.... 0 0
By Returns.... 0 0
Extra Points Made-Att.... 1-1 1-1
Field Goals Made-Att.... 2-2 1-4
Time of Possession.... 42:32 30:40

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