New England Patriots at Miami Dolphins 14 to 12

Monday, December 22, 1997, Week 17

The New England Patriots played the Miami Dolphins in Miami Gardens on Monday, December 22, 1997, Week 17 of the 1997 season. The Patriots won by a score of 14-12. The Patriots swept the Dolphins for the 1997 season. With this game, the Dolphins finished the season 6-2-0 at home, while the Patriots finished 4-4-0 on the road for the 1997 season.

The Dolphins finished the season with a record of 9-7-0, while the Patriots finished the season at 10-6-0.

New England Patriots offense

Total yards Pass yards Rush yards Turnovers First downs
207 160 47 2 10


Head Coach: Pete Carroll Assistant Head Coach: Carl Smith Offensive Coordinator: Larry Kennan Defensive Coordinator: Steve Sidwell Quarterbacks Coach: Carl Smith Wide Receivers Coach: Steve Walters Offensive Line Coach: Paul T. Boudreau Running Backs Coach: Kirby Wilson Tight Ends Coach: Jeff Davidson Defensive Line Coach: Ray Hamilton, Andre Patterson Linebackers Coach: Mark "Bo" Pelini Defensive Backs (Secondary) Coach: Ron Lynn Defensive Assistant Coach: Andre Patterson Special Teams Coach: Dante Scarnecchia Strength and Conditioning Coach: Johnny Parker Owner: Robert Kraft

Miami Dolphins offense

Total yards Pass yards Rush yards Turnovers First downs
295 253 42 1 17


Head Coach: Jimmy Johnson Assistant Head Coach: Larry Beightol Offensive Coordinator: Gary Stevens Defensive Coordinator: George Hill Wide Receivers Coach: Larry Seiple Offensive Line Coach: Larry Beightol Assistant Offensive Line Coach: Rich McGeorge Running Backs Coach: Kippy Brown Tight Ends Coach: Pat Jones Defensive Line Coach: Cary Godette Linebackers Coach: George Hill Secondary Coach: Mel Phillips Defensive Nickel Package Coach: Bill Lewis Special Teams Coach: Mike Westhoff Kicking Coach: Doug Blevins Defensive Staff Assistant: Joel Collier Strength and Conditioning Coach: John Gamble Assistant Strength and Conditioning Coach: Brad Roll Director of Player Development: John Gamble Assistant Athletic Trainer: Troy Maurer