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National Football League
BOXSCORE | PLAY-BY-PLAY | RECAP
New England 27, Houston 20
When: 1:00 PM ET, Sunday, September 9, 2018
Where: Gillette Stadium, Foxborough, Massachusetts
Temperature: 62°
Head Official: Tony Corrente
Attendance: 65878
Final Scoring Summary
 
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Houston 337720
New England 7143327
SCORING
Scoring Summary
1st Quarter - 11:50
New England TD New England 7 - Houston 0
Rob Gronkowski 21 yd. pass from Tom Brady (Stephen Gostkowski kick)
1st Quarter - 2:33
Houston FG New England 7 - Houston 3
Ka'imi Fairbairn 42 yd. field goal
2nd Quarter - 12:38
New England TD New England 14 - Houston 3
James White 12 yd. pass from Tom Brady (Stephen Gostkowski kick)
2nd Quarter - 9:01
Houston FG New England 14 - Houston 6
Ka'imi Fairbairn 36 yd. field goal
2nd Quarter - 0:14
New England TD New England 21 - Houston 6
Phillip Dorsett 4 yd. pass from Tom Brady (Stephen Gostkowski kick)
3rd Quarter - 6:02
New England FG New England 24 - Houston 6
Stephen Gostkowski 39 yd. field goal
3rd Quarter - 1:52
Houston TD New England 24 - Houston 13
Alfred Blue 1 yd. run (Ka'imi Fairbairn kick)
4th Quarter - 9:48
New England FG New England 27 - Houston 13
Stephen Gostkowski 35 yd. field goal
4th Quarter - 2:08
Houston TD New England 27 - Houston 20
Bruce Ellington 5 yd. pass from Deshaun Watson (Ka'imi Fairbairn kick)
TEAMS
Team Stats
  Houston New England
1st Downs 21 23
Rushing 10 5
Passing 8 16
Penalty 3 2
3rd Down Conversions 2-11 4-14
4th Down Conversions 0-1 1-1
Punts-Average 6-38.3 6-46.8
Return Yards 177 19
Punts-Returns 2-20 1-0
Kickoffs-Returns 5-156 1-19
Int - Returns 1-1 1-0
Penalties-Yards 6-44 6-36
Fumbles-Lost 1-1 3-2
Time of Possession 28:50 31:10
Total Net Yards 325 389
Total Plays 71 72
Average Gain 4.6 5.4
Net Yards Rushing 167 122
Rushes 34 31
Average/Rush 4.9 3.9
Net Yards Passing 158 267
Comp-Att 17-34 26-39
Yards/Pass 4.3 6.5
Sacked-Yards Lost 3-18 2-10
Had Intercepted 1 1
Touchdowns 2 3
Rushing 1 0
Passing 1 3
Other 0 0
Extra Points 2-2 3-3
Field Goals 2-2 2-2
Red Zone Efficiency 2-5-40% 3-4-75%
Goal To Go Efficiency 2-2-100% 1-1-100%
Safeties 0 0
PLAYER STATS
Passing
  COMP/ATT YDS TD INT
D. Watson 17/34 176 1 1
Passing
  COMP/ATT YDS TD INT
T. Brady 26/39 277 3 1
Rushing
  ATT YDS AVG TD LG
L. Miller 20 98 4.9 0 31
D. Watson 8 40 5.0 0 13
A. Blue 5 36 7.2 1 17
D. Hopkins 1 -7 -7.0 0 -7
Rushing
  ATT YDS AVG TD LG
R. Burkhead 18 64 3.6 0 12
J. Hill 4 25 6.2 0 11
J. White 5 18 3.6 0 11
C. Patterson 3 13 4.3 0 10
T. Brady 1 2 2.0 0 2
Receiving
  TAR REC YDS AVG TD LG
D. Hopkins 11 8 78 9.8 0 17
B. Ellington 8 4 37 9.2 1 14
J. Thomas 2 1 27 27.0 0 27
T. Ervin 1 1 12 12.0 0 12
L. Miller 2 1 11 11.0 0 11
J. Akins 2 2 11 5.5 0 8
R. Griffin 5 0 0 0 0 0
S. Coates Jr. 1 0 0 0 0 0
V. Smith 2 0 0 0 0 0
Receiving
  TAR REC YDS AVG TD LG
R. Gronkowski 8 7 123 17.6 1 30
P. Dorsett 7 7 66 9.4 1 14
J. White 9 4 38 9.5 1 12
J. Develin 4 4 22 5.5 0 10
C. Hogan 5 1 11 11.0 0 11
J. Hill 1 1 6 6.0 0 6
C. Patterson 1 1 6 6.0 0 6
R. Burkhead 3 1 5 5.0 0 5
R. McCarron 1 0 0 0 0 0
Interceptions
  NO. YDS TD
T. Mathieu 1 1 0
Interceptions
  NO. YDS TD
S. Gilmore 1 0 0
Sacks
  NO. YDS
D. Reader 2.0 10.0
Sacks
  NO. YDS
T. Flowers 1.5 10.5
D. Wise Jr. 1.5 7.5
Tackles For Loss
  NO.
D. Reader 2.0
Tackles For Loss
  NO.
J. Bentley 1.0
K. Van Noy 1.0
T. Flowers 1.0
D. Wise Jr. 1.0
Fumbles
  NO.
D. Watson 1
Fumbles
  NO.
R. Gronkowski 1
R. McCarron 1
R. Burkhead 1