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Super Bowls

Box Score
 1st2nd3rd4thOTF
New England Patriots 14 0 7 0 0 21 
Green Bay Packers 10 17 8 0 0 35

Super Bowl XXXI Recap
Green Bay 35, New England 21

Desmond Howard returned a kickoff 99 yards for a touchdown and Brett Favre passed for two touchdowns and ran for a score as the Packers won their first Super Bowl in twenty-nine years.

Howard, en route to garnering the MVP trophy, equaled a Super Bowl record with 244 total return yards.

It was Favre's arm that struck first, as he hit Andre Rison for a 54-yard touchdown pass on the Packers' second play from scrimmage to take a 7-0 lead. Two plays later Doug Evans made a diving interception of Drew Bledsoe's pass at the 28-yard line, setting up Chris Jacke's field goal and giving the Packers a 10-0 lead just 6:18 into the Super Bowl.

The Patriots answered with touchdowns on their next two possessions. Craig Newsome's pass interference penalty set up the first touchdown and a 44-yard completion from Bledsoe to Terry Glenn preceeding Ben Coates's touchdown gave New England its first and only lead. The 24 combined first quarter points were the most in Super Bowl history.

Green Bay struck again 56 seconds into the second quarter as Favre hit Antonio Freeman with a Super Bowl-record 81-yard touchdown bomb. Jacke booted his second field goal on Green Bay's next possession. After a Mike Prior interception, Favre orchestrated a 74-yard, nearly 6-minute drive that concluded with a diving Favre touching the ball against the pylon to give Green Bay a 27-14 halftime lead.

Curtis Martin brought the Patriots to within a score by running in from 18 yards out with 3:27 left in the third quarter. But Howard broke the Patriots' spirit by returning the ensuing kickoff a Super Bowl-record 99 yards. Favre found Mark Chmura for the 2-point conversion to finish the scoring.

Bledsoe was intercepted twice in the fourth quarter as the Patriots never crossed midfield in four fourth-quarter possessions.

Reggie White set a Super Bowl record with three sacks. Favre completed 14 of 27 passes for 246 yards, with no interceptions. Bledsoe completed 11 more passes than Favre, but for just seven more yards, and threw four interceptions.


New England Patriots quarterback Drew Bledsoe throws as Green Bay Packers Reggie White (92) and Santana Dotson, right, defend during Super Bowl XXXI in New Orleans Sunday Jan. 26, 1997.


2006 Regular Season Schedule  (11-5)
DateW/LScoreTeamATT
09/01/96 L 10-24 @ Miami 71,542
09/08/96 L 10-17 @ Buffalo 78,104
09/15/96 W 31-0 Arizona 59,118
09/22/96 W 28-25 Jacksonville (OT) 59,446
09/29/96     BYE WEEK  
10/06/96 W 46-38 @ Baltimore 63,569
10/13/96 L 22-27 Washington 59,638
10/20/96 W 27-9 @ Indianapolis 58,725
10/27/96 W 28-25 Buffalo 58,858
11/03/96 W 42-33 Miami 58,942
11/10/96 W 31-27 @ New York Jets 61,715
11/17/96 L 8-34 Denver 59,452
11/24/96 W 27-13 Indianapolis 58,226
12/01/96 W 45-7 @ San Diego 59,209
12/08/96 W 34-10 New York Jets 54,621
12/15/96 L 6-12 @ Dallas 64,578
12/21/96 W 23-22 @ New York Giants 65,387

Postseason Schedule  (2-1)
AFC Playoffs
1/05/97 W 28-3 Pittsburgh 60,188
1/12/97 W 20-6 Jacksonville 60,190
Super Bowl XXXI
1/26/97 L 21-35 vs. Green Bay 72,301
Super Bowl XXXI Team Photo
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