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A 2006-os NFL draftSzerkesztés

A New England Patriots 2006-os Draft Választásai
Kör Teljes Játékos Pozíció Főiskola
1 21 Laurence Maroney Running back Minnesota
2[1] 36 Chad Jackson Wide Receiver Florida
3 86 David Thomas Tight end Texas
4[2] 106 Garrett Mills Tight End Tulsa
4 118 Stephen Gostkowski Kicker Memphis
5[3] 136 Ryan O'Callaghan Offensive Tackle California
6 191 Jeremy Mincey Defensive end Florida
6 205 Dan Stevenson Offensive guard Notre Dame
6 206 Le Kevin Smith Defensive tackle Nebraska
7 229 Willie Andrews Defensive back Baylor
kárpótló választás

NévsorokSzerkesztés

Edzőtábor nyitásakorSzerkesztés

New England Patriots 2006-os edzőtáborának névsora
Quarterbackek

Running Backek

Wide Receiverek

Tight Endek

Támadó falemberek

Védő falemberek

Linebackerek

Védők

Special Team


Tartalékok


Megjegyzések

  • R: 2006 Rookie
  • UR: 2006-os Nem draftolt kezdő Rookie
  • Dőltbetűsek nincsenek rajta a
    80 emberes listán.

1. hétSzerkesztés

New England Patriots 2006-os idény első hetének névsora
Quarterbackek

Running Backek

Wide Receiverek

Tight Endek

Támadó falemberek

Védő falemberek

Linebackerek

Védők

Special Team

Tartalékok

Gyakorló csapat


Megjegyzések

  • R: 2006-os Rookie
  • UR: 2006-os nem draftolt Rookie
  • Dőltbetűsek nincsenek rajta
    az 53 emberes listán.

VéglegesSzerkesztés

New England Patriots 2006-os végleges névsora
Quarterbackek

Running Backek

Wide Receiverek

Tight Endek


Megjegyzések

  • R: 2006-os Rookie
  • UR: 2006-os nem draftol Rookie
  • Dőltbetűsek nincsenek rajta
    az 53 emberes listán.

Támadó falemberek

Védő falemberek

Linebackerek

Védők

Special Team

Tartalékok

Gyakorló csapat

SzemélyzetSzerkesztés

New England Patriots 2006-os személyzete
Központi iroda

Vezetőedzők

Támadó edzők

 

Védekező edzők

Special Team edzők

Erő és kondícionálás

MenetrendSzerkesztés

ElőszezonSzerkesztés

Hét Kezdő rúgás Dátum Ellenfél Eredmény Helyszín TV Mutató NFL.com Össtefoglaló
1 8:00 PM EDT 2006 Augusztus 11. Atlanta Falcons V 23-26 Georgia Dome CBS 0-1 Összefoglaló
2 8:00 PM EDT 2006 Augusztus 19. Arizona Cardinals Gy 30-3 Gillette Stadium NFL Network 1-1 Összefoglaló
3 8:00 PM EDT 2006 Augusztus 26. Washington Redskins Gy 41-0 Gillette Stadium WCVB 2-1 Összefoglaló
4 7:30 PM EDT 2006 Augusztus 31. New York Giants V 23-31 Giants Stadium WCVB 2-2 Összefoglaló

AlapszakaszSzerkesztés

Hét Kezdő rúgás Dátum Ellenfél Eredmény Helyszín TV Mutató NFL.com Összefoglaló
1 1:00 PM EDT September 10, 2006 Buffalo Bills W 19-17 Gillette Stadium CBS 1-0 Recap
2 4:15 PM EDT September 17, 2006 New York Jets W 24-17 Giants Stadium CBS 2-0 Recap
3 8:15 PM EDT September 24, 2006 Denver Broncos L 7-17 Gillette Stadium NBC 2-1 Recap
4 4:15 PM EDT October 1, 2006 Cincinnati Bengals W 38-13 Paul Brown Stadium CBS 3-1 Recap
5 1:00 PM EDT October 8, 2006 Miami Dolphins W 20-10 Gillette Stadium CBS 4-1 Recap
6 Bye
7 1:00 PM EDT October 22, 2006 Buffalo Bills W 28-6 Ralph Wilson Stadium CBS 5-1 Recap
8 8:30 PM EDT October 30, 2006 Minnesota Vikings W 31-7 Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome ESPNSablon:Ref label 6-1 Recap
9 8:15 PM EST November 5, 2006 Indianapolis Colts L 20-27 Gillette Stadium NBC 6-2 Recap
10 1:00 PM EST November 12, 2006 New York Jets L 14-17 Gillette Stadium CBS 6-3 Recap
11 1:00 PM EST November 19, 2006 Green Bay Packers W 35-0 Lambeau Field CBS 7-3 Recap
12 4:15 PM EST November 26, 2006 Chicago Bears W 17-13 Gillette Stadium FOX 8-3 Recap
13 1:00 PM EST December 3, 2006 Detroit Lions W 28-21 Gillette Stadium FOX 9-3 Recap
14 1:00 PM EST December 10, 2006 Miami Dolphins L 0-21 Dolphin Stadium CBS 9-4 Recap
15 1:00 PM EST December 17, 2006 Houston Texans W 40-7 Gillette Stadium CBS 10-4 Recap
16 1:00 PM EST December 24, 2006 Jacksonville Jaguars W 24-21 ALLTEL Stadium CBS 11-4 Recap
17 1:00 PM EST December 31, 2006 Tennessee Titans W 40-23 LP Field CBS 12-4 Recap
Sablon:Note label Simulcast on WCVB-TV and WMUR-TV.

Final divisional standingsSzerkesztés

Sablon:2006 AFC East standings

Standings breakdownSzerkesztés

W L T Pct. PF PA
Home 5 3 0 .625 165 129
Away 7 1 0 .875 220 108
AFC East Opponents 4 2 0 .667 105 88
AFC Opponents 8 4 0 .636 274 196
NFC Opponents 4 0 0 1.000 111 41
By Stadium Type
Indoors 1 0 0 1.000 31 7
Outdoors 11 4 0 .733 354 230
By Time of Day
1:00 PM EST 9 2 0 .818 265 156
4:15 PM EST 2 0 0 1.000 62 30
8:00 PM EST or later 1 2 0 .333 51 34
By Day of Week
Sunday 11 4 0 .733 354 230
Monday 1 0 0 1.000 31 7
By Broadcast Network
on CBS 9 2 0 .818 282 152
on NBC 0 2 0 .000 27 44
on ESPN 1 0 0 1.000 31 7
on FOX 2 0 0 1.000 45 34

Alapszakasz eredményeiSzerkesztés

Week 1: vs. Buffalo BillsSzerkesztés

1 2 3 4 Végeredmény
Bills 10 7 0 0 17
Patriots 7 0 7 5 19

at Gillette Stadium, Foxborough, Massachusetts

Week 2: at New York JetsSzerkesztés

1 2 3 4 Végeredmény
Patriots 7 10 7 0 24
Jets 0 0 14 3 17

at Giants Stadium, East Rutherford, New Jersey

  • Game time: 4:15 p.m. EDT
  • Game weather: 84 °F (29 °C), sunny
  • TV announcers (CBS): Dick Enberg (play-by-play) and Randy Cross (color commentator)
  • Referee: Scott Green
  • Game attendance: 77,595


Week 3: vs. Denver BroncosSzerkesztés

1 2 3 4 Végeredmény
Broncos 0 10 0 7 17
Patriots 0 0 0 7 7

at Gillette Stadium, Foxborough, Massachusetts


Week 4: at Cincinnati BengalsSzerkesztés

1 2 3 4 Végeredmény
Patriots 0 14 7 17 38
Bengals 6 0 7 0 13

at Paul Brown Stadium, Cincinnati, Ohio

  • Game time: 4:15 p.m. EDT
  • Game weather: 75 °F (24 °C), sunny
  • TV announcers (CBS): Jim Nantz (play-by-play) and Phil Simms (color commentator)
  • Referee: Bill Vinovich
  • Game attendance: 66,035


Week 5: vs. Miami DolphinsSzerkesztés

1 2 3 4 Végeredmény
Dolphins 0 10 0 0 10
Patriots 3 10 0 7 20

at Gillette Stadium, Foxborough, Massachusetts

  • Game time: 1:00 p.m. EDT
  • Game weather: 65 °F (18 °C), sunny
  • TV announcers (CBS): Greg Gumbel (play-by-play) and Dan Dierdorf (color commentator)
  • Referee: Ed Hochuli
  • Game attendance: 68,756

Week 7: at Buffalo BillsSzerkesztés

1 2 3 4 Végeredmény
Patriots 14 0 7 7 28
Bills 3 0 0 3 6

at Ralph Wilson Stadium, Buffalo, New York

  • Game time: 1:00 p.m. EDT
  • Game weather: 50 °F (10 °C), cloudy
  • TV announcers (CBS): Greg Gumbel (play-by-play) and Dan Dierdorf (color commentator)
  • Referee: Jeff Triplette
  • Game attendance: 72,180


Week 8: at Minnesota VikingsSzerkesztés

1 2 3 4 Végeredmény
Patriots 7 10 14 0 31
Vikings 0 0 7 0 7

at the Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome, Minneapolis, Minnesota

Week 9: vs. Indianapolis ColtsSzerkesztés

1 2 3 4 Végeredmény
Colts 7 10 7 3 27
Patriots 0 14 3 3 20

at Gillette Stadium, Foxborough, Massachusetts

  • Game time: 8:15 p.m. EST
  • Game weather: 31 °F (−1 °C), clear
  • TV announcers (NBC): Al Michaels (play-by-play), John Madden (color commentator), and Andrea Kremer (field reporter)
  • Referee: Ron Winter
  • Game attendance: 68,756


Week 10: vs. New York JetsSzerkesztés

1 2 3 4 Végeredmény
Jets 0 7 3 7 17
Patriots 0 6 0 8 14

at Gillette Stadium, Foxborough, Massachusetts

  • Game time: 1:00 p.m. EST
  • Game weather: 58 °F (14 °C), rain
  • TV announcers (CBS): Jim Nantz (play-by-play) and Phil Simms (color commentator)
  • Referee: Peter Morelli
  • Game attendance: 68,756


FieldTurf installationSzerkesztés

Sablon:See After the game, the Patriots used two week interval before the next home game to install a new "FieldTurf" surface at Gillette Stadium[4].

Week 11: at Green Bay PackersSzerkesztés

1 2 3 4 Végeredmény
Patriots 7 14 7 7 35
Packers 0 0 0 0 0

at Lambeau Field, Green Bay, Wisconsin

  • Game time: 1:00 p.m. EST/12:00 p.m. CST
  • Game weather: 41 °F (5 °C), mostly sunny
  • TV announcers (CBS): Greg Gumbel (play-by-play) and Dan Dierdorf (color commentator)
  • Referee: Mike Carey
  • Game attendance: 70,753

Week 12: vs. Chicago BearsSzerkesztés

1 2 3 4 Végeredmény
Bears 0 3 0 10 13
Patriots 0 10 0 7 17

at Gillette Stadium, Foxborough, Massachusetts

  • Game time: 4:15 p.m. EST
  • Game weather: 54 °F (12 °C), cloudy
  • TV announcers (FOX): Joe Buck (play-by-play), Troy Aikman (color commentator), and Pam Oliver (field reporter)
  • Referee: Walt Coleman
  • Game attendance: 68,756


Week 13: vs. Detroit LionsSzerkesztés

1 2 3 4 Végeredmény
Lions 0 10 8 3 21
Patriots 3 10 0 15 28

at Gillette Stadium, Foxborough, Massachusetts

  • Game time: 1:00 p.m. EST
  • Game weather: 44 °F (7 °C), sunny
  • TV announcers (FOX): Matt Vasgersian (play-by-play) and J.C. Pearson (color commentator)
  • Referee: Jeff Triplette
  • Game attendance: 68,756


Week 14: at Miami DolphinsSzerkesztés

1 2 3 4 Végeredmény
Patriots 0 0 0 0 0
Dolphins 3 3 7 8 21

at Dolphin Stadium, Miami Gardens, Florida

  • Game time: 1:00 p.m. EST
  • Game weather: 77 °F (25 °C), sunny
  • TV announcers (CBS): Dick Enberg (play-by-play) and Randy Cross (color commentator)
  • Referee: Larry Nemmers
  • Game attendance: 74,033

Week 15: vs. Houston TexansSzerkesztés

1 2 3 4 Végeredmény
Texans 0 0 7 0 7
Patriots 17 10 7 6 40

at Gillette Stadium, Foxborough, Massachusetts

  • Game time: 1:00 p.m. EST
  • Game weather: 52 °F (11 °C), cloudy
  • TV announcers (CBS): Kevin Harlan (play-by-play) and Rich Gannon (color commentator)
  • Referee: Scott Green
  • Game attendance: 68,756


Week 16: at Jacksonville JaguarsSzerkesztés

1 2 3 4 Végeredmény
Patriots 0 10 7 7 24
Jaguars 0 7 7 7 21

at ALLTEL Stadium, Jacksonville, Florida

  • Game time: 1:00 p.m. EST
  • Game weather: 65 °F (18 °C), cloudy
  • TV announcers (CBS): Greg Gumbel (play-by-play) and Dan Dierdorf (color commentator)
  • Referee: Walt Anderson
  • Game attendance: 67,164

Week 17: at Tennessee TitansSzerkesztés

1 2 3 4 Végeredmény
Patriots 9 10 7 14 40
Titans 3 7 13 0 23

at LP Field, Nashville, Tennessee

  • Game time: 1:00 p.m. EST/12:00 p.m. CST
  • Game weather: 63 °F (17 °C), rain
  • TV announcers (CBS): Dick Enberg (play-by-play) and Randy Cross (color commentator)
  • Referee: Ed Hochuli
  • Game attendance: 69,143

Postseason scheduleSzerkesztés

Week Kickoff Date Opponent (seed) Result Game site TV Record NFL.com Recap
Wild Card 1:00 PM EST January 7, 2007 New York Jets (5) W 37-16 Gillette Stadium CBS 1-0 Recap
Divisional 4:30 PM EST January 14, 2007 San Diego Chargers (1) W 24-21 Qualcomm Stadium CBS 2-0 Recap
AFC Championship 6:30 PM EST January 21, 2007 Indianapolis Colts (3) L 34-38 RCA Dome CBS 2-1 Recap

Postseason resultsSzerkesztés

Wild Card Round vs. New York JetsSzerkesztés

1 2 3 4 Végeredmény
Jets 3 7 3 3 16
Patriots 7 10 6 14 37

at Gillette Stadium, Foxborough, Massachusetts

Tom Brady completed 22 out of 34 passes for 212 yards and two touchdowns, while New England Patriots running backs Corey Dillon, Laurence Maroney, and Kevin Faulk combined for 145 rushing yards in a win over the New York Jets. Receiver Jabar Gaffney, who caught only 11 passes during the season, finished his first career playoff game with 8 catches for 104 yards.

New England took the opening kickoff and drove down the field, with Gaffney catching three passes for 34 yards on a 65 yard-drive that ended with Dillon's 11-yard touchdown run. Later in the quarter, Jets defensive back Hank Poteat recovered a fumble from Dillon on the Patriots 15-yard line, setting up Mike Nugent's 28-yard field goal to cut their deficit to 7-3. On their first possession of the second quarter, the Jets took a 10-7 lead after receiver Jerricho Cotchery (who finished with 100 receiving yards and 19 rushing yards) caught a pass from Chad Pennington and took it 77 yards for a touchdown. However, New England countered with Stephen Gostkowski's 20-yard field goal on their next drive to tie the game. Then, after forcing the Jets to punt, the Patriots marched to New York's 1-yard line. On third down with 11 seconds remaining in the half and no timeouts left, Brady took the snap, faked a handoff to Dillon, and then hit tight end Daniel Graham in the back of the end zone for a touchdown to give them a 17-10 halftime lead.

Nugent kicked a field goal on the Jets' opening drive of the second half, but New England responded with another field goal from Gostkowski to retake their 7-point lead. On the Jets' ensuing possession, linebacker Rosevelt Colvin deflected a lateral from Pennington behind the line of scrimmage. Most of the players on both teams (including Colvin) thought the lateral was an incomplete forward pass and the play was over, but New England's Vince Wilfork realized the play was still ongoing and recovered the fumble. After picking up the ball, Wilfork ran 31 yards to the Jets 15-yard line before being tackled by Cotchery, setting up Gostkowski's third field goal to make the score 23-13.

Early in the fourth quarter, Nugent kicked his third field goal to cut New York's deficit back to within a touchdown, 23-16. However, the Patriots responded with a 13-play, 63-yard drive that took 6:23 off the clock and ended with Brady's 7-yard touchdown pass to Faulk. Then on the first play of the Jets' ensuing drive, New England defensive back Asante Samuel put the game away by intercepting Pennington's pass and returning it 36 yards for a touchdown.

  • Scoring
    • 1st Quarter
    • 2nd Quarter
      • NYJ - Jerricho Cotchery 77 yard pass from Chad Pennington (Mike Nugent kick), 14:45. Jets 10-7. Drive: 3 plays, 80 yards, :17.
      • NE - Stephen Gostkowski 20 yard field goal, 10:57. Tied 10-10. Drive: 10 plays, 56 yards, 3:48.
      • NE - Daniel Graham 1 yard pass from Tom Brady (Stephen Gostkowski kick), :11. Patriots 17-10. Drive: 15 plays, 80 yards, 6:54.
    • 3rd Quarter
      • NYJ - Mike Nugent 21 yard field goal, 8:19. Patriots 17-13. Drive: 13 plays, 73 yards, 6:41.
      • NE - Stephen Gostkowski 40 yard field goal, 4:22. Patriots 20-13. Drive: 8 plays, 52 yards, 3:57.
      • NE - Stephen Gostkowski 28 yard field goal, :04. Patriots 23-13. Drive: 4 plays, 5 yards, 1:39.
    • 4th Quarter
      • NYJ - Mike Nugent 37 yard field goal, 11:39. Patriots 23-16. Drive: 8 plays, 61 yards, 3:25.
      • NE - Kevin Faulk 7 yard pass from Tom Brady (Stephen Gostkowski kick), 5:16. Patriots 30-16. Drive: 13 plays, 63 yards, 6:23.
      • NE - Asante Samuel 36 yard interception return (Stephen Gostkowski kick), 4:54. Patriots 37-16.

Divisional Round at San Diego ChargersSzerkesztés

1 2 3 4 Végeredmény
Patriots 3 7 3 11 24
Chargers 0 14 0 7 21

at Qualcomm Stadium, San Diego, California

  • Game time: 4:30 p.m. EST/1:30 p.m. PST
  • Game weather: 53 °F (12 °C), sunny
  • TV announcers (CBS): Jim Nantz (play-by-play) and Phil Simms (color commentator)
  • Referee: Tony Corrente
  • Game attendance: 68,810

In the final game of the divisional playoffs, the New England Patriots faced the San Diego Chargers team, who were unbeaten at home in the regular season. The Chargers' roster included league MVP running back LaDainian Tomlinson, who broke several league records, nine Pro Bowlers, and five All-Pro players. However, four Chargers turnovers, three of which were converted into Patriots scoring drives, helped lead to a Chargers loss. San Diego lost despite outgaining the Patriots in rushing yards, 148-51 and total yards, 352-327, while also intercepting three passes from Tom Brady.

In the first quarter, after San Diego coach Marty Schottenheimer opted to go for it on 4th-and-11 instead of attempting a 47-yard field goal, quarterback Philip Rivers lost a fumble while being sacked by Mike Vrabel, setting up Stephen Gostkowski's 51-yard field goal with 40 seconds left in the period. In the second quarter, Chargers receiver Eric Parker's 13-yard punt return set up a 48-yard scoring drive that ended with LaDainian Tomlinson's 2-yard touchdown run, giving his team a 7-3 lead. Then, on the Patriots' next drive, linebacker Donnie Edwards intercepted a pass from Brady and returned it to the 41-yard line. But the Chargers ended up punting after Rivers was sacked on third down by defensive back Artrell Hawkins. Later in the quarter, Tomlinson rushed twice for 13 yards and took a screen pass 58 yards to the Patriots' 6-yard line, setting up a 6-yard touchdown run by Michael Turner with 2:04 left in the half. New England responded with a 72-yard scoring drive, with receiver Jabar Gaffney catching four passes for 46 yards, including a 7-yard touchdown reception with six seconds left in the half, cutting their deficit to 14-10.

In the second half, Brady threw his second interception of the game. But once again, the Chargers were forced to punt after Rivers was sacked on third down. Mike Scifres' 36-yard punt pinned New England back at their own 2-yard line, and San Diego subsequently forced a punt, but Parker muffed the kick and New England's David Thomas recovered the fumble at the Chargers' 31-yard line. New England's drive seemed to stall after Brady fumbled on 3rd and 13. Patriots' tackle Matt Light recovered it and Chargers defensive back Drayton Florence drew a 15-yard unsportsmanlike conduct penalty for taunting Patriots tight end Daniel Graham. The drive continued and Gostkowski eventually kicked a 34-yard field goal to cut their deficit to 14-13. Then, on San Diego's next drive, linebacker Rosevelt Colvin intercepted a pass from Rivers at the New England 36-yard line. The Patriots then drove to the Chargers 41-yard line, but were halted there and had to punt. After the punt, Rivers completed two passes to tight end Antonio Gates for 31 yards and a 31-yard pass to Vincent Jackson, setting up Tomlinson's second rushing touchdown to give the Chargers an 8-point lead, 21-13.

New England responded by driving to San Diego's 41-yard line. On a fourth-down conversion attempt, Brady's pass was intercepted by Marlon McCree, but Troy Brown stripped the ball, and receiver Reche Caldwell recovered it. Schottenheimer unsuccessfully challenged the play and lost a timeout. Four plays later, Brady threw a 4-yard touchdown pass to Caldwell. On the next play, running back Kevin Faulk took a direct snap and scored the two-point conversion, tying the game. Then, after forcing a punt, Brady completed a 19-yard pass to Daniel Graham. Two plays later, Caldwell caught a 49-yard strike down the right sideline to set up Gostkowski's third field goal to give them a 24-21 lead with only 1:10 left in the fourth quarter. With no timeouts left, San Diego drove to the Patriots 36-yard line on their final possession, but Nate Kaeding's 54-yard field goal attempt fell short with three seconds remaining in the game.

Gaffney finished with ten catches for 103 yards and a touchdown. Tomlinson rushed for 123 yards, caught two passes for 64 yards, and scored two touchdowns.

  • Scoring
    • 1st Quarter
      • NE - Stephen Gostkowski 50 yard field goal, :40. Patriots 3-0. Drive: 9 plays, 33 yards, 4:35.
    • 2nd Quarter
      • SD - LaDainian Tomlinson 2 yard run (Kaeding kick), 7:19. Chargers 7-3. Drive: 9 plays, 48 yards, 4:31.
      • SD - Michael Turner 6 yard run (Kaeding kick), 2:04. Chargers 14-3. Drive: 4 plays, 77 yards, 2:23.
      • NE - Jabar Gaffney 6 yard pass from Tom Brady (Gostkowski kick), :08. Chargers 14-10. Drive: 11 plays, 72 yards, 1:56.
    • 3rd Quarter
      • NE - Stephen Gostkowski 34 yard field goal, 2:11. Chargers 14-13. Drive: 7 plays, 15 yards, 3:09.
    • 4th Quarter
      • SD - LaDainian Tomlinson 3 yard run (Kaeding kick), 8:35. Chargers 21-13. Drive: 9 plays, 83 yards, 4:44.
      • NE - Reche Caldwell 4 yard pass from Tom Brady (Kevin Faulk 2 pt conversion run), 4:36. Tied 21-21. Drive: 5 plays, 32 yards, 1:40.
      • NE - Stephen Gostkowski 31 yard field goal, 1:10. Patriots 24-21. Drive: 8 plays, 72 yards, 2:16.

AFC Championship Game at Indianapolis ColtsSzerkesztés

1 2 3 4 Végeredmény
Patriots 7 14 7 6 34
Colts 3 3 15 17 38

at RCA Dome, Indianapolis, Indiana

  • Game time: 6:30 p.m. EST
  • Game weather: Played indoors, domed stadium
  • TV announcers (CBS): Jim Nantz (play-by-play), Phil Simms (color commentator), Steve Tasker and Solomon Wilcots (field reporters)
  • Referee: Bill Carollo
  • Game attendance: 57,433

The Colts gained 455 offensive yards, 32 first downs, and managed to overcome a 21-3 deficit to the Patriots to earn their first trip to the Super Bowl since the 1970 season. Their 18-point comeback was the largest ever in an NFL conference championship game, and tied the record for the fourth largest NFL postseason comeback. [5] The Colts' win came after the Patriots had eliminated the Colts from the playoffs twice in the previous three seasons.

Midway through the first quarter, the Patriots drove 71 yards to the Colts' 4-yard line, featuring a 35-yard run by Corey Dillon. On third down, running back Laurence Maroney fumbled a handoff, but the ball rolled into the end zone where offensive lineman Logan Mankins recovered it for a touchdown. The Colts responded by driving 56 yards and scoring with Adam Vinatieri's 42-yard field goal to cut their deficit to 7-3. On their ensuing drive, the Patriots drove to a fourth down on the Colts' 34-yard line. Rather than attempt a 52-yard field goal, New England decided to go for it and Tom Brady completed a 27-yard pass to Troy Brown. On the next play, Dillon scored on a 7-yard touchdown run. Then, two plays after the ensuing kickoff, cornerback Asante Samuel intercepted a pass from Peyton Manning and returned it 39 yards for a touchdown, giving New England a 21-3 lead. Later in the quarter, Indianapolis drove 80 yards in 15 plays, with Vinatieri finishing the drive with a 26-yard field goal, cutting the score to 21-6 with 11 seconds left in the half.

On the opening drive of the second half, the Colts marched down the field and scored with a 1-yard run by Manning. Then, after forcing a punt, a 25-yard reception by Dallas Clark and a 19-yard run by Dominic Rhodes moved the ball to the Patriots' 32-yard line. Following a pass interference penalty on defensive back Ellis Hobbs in the end zone, Manning threw a 1-yard touchdown pass to defensive lineman Dan Klecko, who had lined up at the fullback position on the play. Then, receiver Marvin Harrison caught a 2-point conversion pass to tie the game at 21.

Hobbs returned the ensuing kickoff 80 yards to the Colts' 21-yard line. Four plays later, Brady threw a 6-yard touchdown pass to receiver Jabar Gaffney, who made a leaping catch in the back of the end zone. Although he landed out of bounds, officials ruled that he was pushed out while in the air, and the Patriots took a 28-21 lead. Rhodes started out the Colts' next drive with two receptions for 23 yards and a 9-yard run. Then, Clark caught a 23-yard pass at the 9-yard line. Three plays later, Rhodes fumbled the ball at the 1-yard line, but center Jeff Saturday recovered it in the end zone for a touchdown to tie the game.

After an exchange of punts, New England kicker Stephen Gostkowski made a 28-yard field goal to give them a three-point lead. The Colts responded with a 36-yard field goal by Vinatieri, set up by Clark's 52-yard reception, to tie the game at 31. Hobbs returned Vinatieri's kickoff 41 yards to the Patriots' 46-yard line. Then, Brady completed a 25-yard pass to tight end Daniel Graham. Indianapolis managed to halt the drive at their 25-yard line, but Gostkowski kicked a 43-yard field goal to give the Patriots a 34-31 lead with 3:49 left in the game. New England's defense subsequently forced a punt, but the Patriots ended up punting back to the Colts after running only a minute off the clock.

Manning started off the drive with three consecutive completions for 58 yards, with a roughing-the-passer penalty on the third play adding another 12, moving the ball 70 yards in a span of 19 seconds and bringing up a first down at the Patriots' 11-yard line. Three plays later, Joseph Addai's 3-yard touchdown run gave the Colts their first lead of the game with only one minute remaining. Brady responded by leading his team to the Colts' 45-yard line, but defensive back Marlin Jackson ended New England's chance of a comeback by intercepting his next pass with 17 seconds left on the clock.

Manning completed 27 of 47 passes for 349 yards and a touchdown, with one interception, and scored a rushing touchdown. Clark caught six passes for 137 yards. Brady completed 21 of 34 passes for 232 yards and a touchdown, with one interception. Hobbs returned six kickoffs for 220 yards.

The Colts were the first #3 seed since the NFL expanded the playoffs in 1990 to host a conference championship game and the first overall since the Washington Redskins did so in 1987. It was also the first time since said season where a team hosted a championship game after playing a road game in the divisional round, and was also the first conference championship game in which neither team had the first round bye and had to play three rounds to get to the Super Bowl.

  • Scoring
    • 1st Quarter
      • NE - Logan Mankins fumble recovery in end zone for touchdown (Stephen Gostkowski kick), 7:24. Patriots 7-0.
      • IND - Adam Vinatieri 42 yard field goal, :48. Patriots 7-3. Drive: 14 plays, 56 yards, 6:30.
    • 2nd Quarter
      • NE - Corey Dillon 7 yard run (Stephen Gostkowski kick), 10:18. Patriots 14-3. Drive: 11 plays, 72 yards, 5:30.
      • NE - Asante Samuel 39 yard interception return (Stephen Gostkowski kick), 9:25. Patriots 21-3.
      • IND - Vinatieri 26 yard field goal, :07. Patriots 21-6. Drive: 15 plays, 80 yards, 2:59.
    • 3rd Quarter
      • IND - Peyton Manning 1 yard run (Adam Vinatieri kick), 8:13. Patriots 21-13. Drive: 14 plays, 76 yards, 6:47.
      • IND - Dan Klecko 1 yard pass from Manning (Marvin Harrison pass from Peyton Manning), 4:00. Tied 21-21. Drive: 6 plays, 76 yards, 2:50.
      • NE - Jabar Gaffney 6 yard pass from Tom Brady (Stephen Gostkowski kick), 1:25. Patriots 28-21. Drive: 5 plays, 21 yards, 1:25.
    • 4th Quarter
      • IND - Jeff Saturday fumble recovery in end zone for touchdown (Adam Vinatieri kick), 13:24. Tied 28-28.
      • NE - Gostkowski 28 yard field goal, 7:45. Patriots 31-28. Drive: 6 plays, 33 yards, 2:44.
      • IND - Vinateri 36 yard field goal, 5:35. Tied 31-31. Drive: 5 plays, 59 yards, 2:11.
      • NE - Gostkowski 43 yard field goal, 3:53. Patriots 34-31. Drive: 5 plays, 29 yards, 1:42.
      • IND - Joseph Addai 3 yard run (Adam Vinatieri kick), 1:00. Colts 38-34. Drive: 7 plays, 80 yards, 1:17.

AwardsSzerkesztés

Numerous players were the recipients of awards for their performances in the 2006 regular season:

Recipient Award(s)
Tom Brady Week 8: FedEx Express NFL Player of the Week[6]
Jarvis Green 2006 New England Patriots Ron Burton Community Service[7]
Week 4: NFL Defensive Player of the Week[8]
Rodney Harrison 2006 New England Patriots Ed Block Courage Award[9]
Laurence Maroney Week 4: FedEx Ground NFL Player of the Week[10]
Week 4: Diet Pepsi NFL Rookie of the Week[10]
Week 7: NFL Special Teams Player of the Week[11]
2006 New England Patriots 12th Player Award[12]
Asante Samuel Week 12: NFL Defensive Player of the Week[13]
Ty Warren December: NFL Defensive Player of the Month[14]

Pro Bowl selectionsSzerkesztés

Patriots offensive tackle Matt Light and defensive end Richard Seymour were both named to the AFC team in the 2007 Pro Bowl. Seymour was an original selection but did not participate in the game due to an injury[15]. Light was named as an injury replacement to Tarik Glenn four days before the game[16]. Quarterback Tom Brady reportedly declined an invitation to the play in the game, favoring the 2007 AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am golf tournament instead.[17]

MegjegyzésekSzerkesztés

  1. Draft pick received in a trade from the Green Bay Packers for the Patriots' 2006 second-round pick and 2006 third-round pick (received with a 2005 third-round pick and 2005 sixth-round pick in a trade from the Baltimore Ravens for the 2005 Patriots' second-round pick during the 2005 NFL Draft).
  2. Draft pick received from the Detroit Lions during the 2005 NFL Draft for the Patriots' 2005 fifth-round pick (received with Duane Starks for the Patriots' 2005 third-round pick and 2005 fifth-round pick in 2005) and 2005 sixth-round pick.
  3. Draft pick received with a 2005 seventh-round pick in a trade from the Oakland Raiders for the Patriots' 2005 sixth-round pick during the 2005 NFL Draft.
  4. More on field Boston.com Reiss' Pieces. Accessed 20 June 2007.
  5. 2006 NFL Record and Fact Book, 347. o.. ISBN 1-933405-32-5 
  6. Honor for Brady Boston.com Reiss' Pieces. Accessed 21 December 2007.
  7. Green wins award Boston.com Reiss' Pieces. Accessed 21 December 2007.
  8. Practice notes Boston.com Reiss' Pieces. Accessed 21 December 2007.
  9. Award for Harrison Boston.com Reiss' Pieces. Accessed 21 December 2007
  10. a b Honor for Maroney Boston.com Reiss' Pieces. Accessed 21 December 2007.
  11. Honor for Maroney Boston.com Reiss' Pieces. Accessed 21 December 2007.
  12. Welker: 12th player award Boston.com Reiss' Pieces. Accessed 19 December 2007.
  13. Award for Samuel Boston.com Reiss' Pieces. Accessed 21 December 2007.
  14. Pats chatter Boston.com Reiss' Pieces. Accessed 21 December 2007.
  15. Injuries keep Owens, Seymour out of Pro Bowl NFL.com. Accessed 19 June 2007.
  16. Light to Pro Bowl Boston.com Reiss' Pieces. Accessed 19 June 2007.
  17. Vince Young Not on Vacation at Pro Bowl The Washington Post. Accessed 19 June 2007.