Exhibition Week 3, 1987

played in New Orleans, LA

67 degrees, fair, 3 mph wind

Denver Broncos01233-18
New Orleans Saints71070-24

Scoring Summary
1Q: 08:35 NOS - Haywood Jeffires 3 pass from John Elway (Rex Robinson extra point)
2Q: 13:05 NOS - Tony Hunter 20 pass from John Elway (Rex Robinson extra point)
2Q: 10:10 DEN - Dwight Collins 11 pass from Jim Crocicchia (Mike Cofer extra point failed)
2Q: 04:59 NOS - Rex Robinson 46 field goal
2Q: 02:41 DEN - Mike Cofer 28 field goal
2Q: 00:03 DEN - Mike Cofer 40 field goal
3Q: 07:18 DEN - Mike Cofer 28 field goal
3Q: 02:14 NOS - Earnest Byner 6 pass from Rusty Hilger (Rex Robinson extra point)
4Q: 10:24 DEN - Mike Cofer 45 field goal

Team StatisticsDENNOS
Record0-22-0
First Downs1822
- by Rushing45
- by Passing1315
- by Penalty12
Total Net Yards425345
- Offensive Plays6266
- Yards per Play6.855.23
Net Rushing Yards106110
- Rushing Attempts1721
- Yards per Rush6.245.24
Net Passing Yards319235
- Att./Comp./Intrcpt42 - 27 - 144 - 28 - 0
- Gross Passing Yards341240
- Sacks/Yards Lost3/221/5
- Yards per Pass Play7.095.22
Fumbles/Lost1/01/0
3rd Down Conversions5/135/13
- Avg. YtG on 3rd Down6.58.5
4th Down Conversions0/10/0
Penalties/Yards9/758/45
Punt Returns/Yards2/-32/13
Kick Returns/Yards2/464/65
Interception Ret./Yards0/01/0
2pt Conversions0/00/0
Red Zone Visits33
- Red Zone TDs/FGs1/22/0
Avg. Drive StartOWN 26OWN 32
Time of Possession29:3430:26

Drive Charts

Denver Broncos
QuarBeganPossFromPlaysYardsResult
18:281:15OWN 2535Punt
14:414:01OWN 20950Missed FG
212:502:51OWN 29571Touchdown
24:522:16OWN 25764Field Goal
20:420:42OWN 31446Field Goal
315:001:36OWN 3033Punt
312:074:54OWN 35754Field Goal
32:072:07OWN 25528Punt
414:153:58OWN 45727Field Goal
48:044:24OWN 9830Interception
42:110:29OWN 2042Downs
New Orleans Saints
QuarBeganPossFromPlaysYardsResult
115:006:32OWN 151485Touchdown
17:132:32OWN 24531Punt
10:402:50OWN 37863Touchdown
29:595:07OWN 22949Field Goal
22:361:54OWN 3133Punt
313:241:17OWN 313-2Punt
37:135:06OWN 29971Touchdown
415:000:45OWN 153-10Punt
410:172:13OWN 25515Punt
43:401:29OWN 48519Punt
41:421:42OPP 2236Game

Game MVP: John Elway, New Orleans Saints

Rushing Statistics

DenverAttYardsAvgLG10+TD
RB Mike Meade10777.704920
RB Derrick Harmon3134.33900
QB Jim Crocicchia3134.33900
RB Paul Palmer133.00300
New OrleansAttYardsAvgLG10+TD
RB Earnest Byner16945.883830
QB Rusty Hilger4143.50900
RB Butch Woolfork122.00200

Passing Statistics

DenverAttCompYardsSk/YdTDLGIntRate
Jim Crocicchia34222923/22159189.3
Doug Williams85490/0018079.7
New OrleansAttCompYardsSk/YdTDLGIntRate
John Elway33232130/02200107.2
Rusty Hilger115271/5111082.8

Receiving Statistics

DenverCatchTargYardsAvgYACLGTD
WR Jimmy Childs6913823.0048590
WR Dwight Collins610498.1712231
WR Carlos Carson586713.4036180
RB Mike Meade46174.2516100
FB Dwayne Crutchfield34268.679120
TE John Thompson22115.50060
WR Mark Pattison113333.0027330
RB Derrick Harmon0100.00000
TE Peyton Earhart0100.00000
New OrleansCatchTargYardsAvgYACLGTD
WR Haywood Jeffires888510.6325171
RB Earnest Byner58295.802481
WR Steve Tasker46225.506110
WR Kenny Randle37155.00470
WR James Maness36289.3319150
WR Chester Cooper222512.504150
TE Chris Combs131313.007130
RB Butch Woolfork1133.00030
TE Tony Hunter122020.000201
TE Mark Bavaro0100.00000

Interception Statistics

DenverIntsYardsAvgTD
New OrleansIntsYardsAvgTD
S Ken Stills100.000

Fumble Statistics

DenverFumbRecovForceTD
RB Paul Palmer1000
TE John Thompson0100
CB Delton Hall0010
New OrleansFumbRecovForceTD
RB Butch Woolfork1000
TE Chris Combs0100
ILB Steve Busick0010

Punting Statistics

DenverPuntYardsAvgNetLGIn20
Scott Fulhage312742.338.0461
New OrleansPuntYardsAvgNetLGIn20
Mike Hubach624741.235.0501

Kicking Statistics

DenverFGs40+Yd50+YdLGPAT
Mike Cofer4/52/30/0450/1
New OrleansFGs40+Yd50+YdLGPAT
Rex Robinson1/11/10/0463/3

Punt Return Statistics

DenverRetYardsAvgTD
Dwight Collins2-3-1.50
New OrleansRetYardsAvgTD
Roland James2136.50

Kick Return Statistics

DenverRetYardsAvgTD
Jimmy Childs24623.00
New OrleansRetYardsAvgTD
Roland James46516.30

Defensive Statistics

DenverTackAsstSackRPlayPPlay
ILB Eugene Lockhart840.02145
S Don Bessillieu600.01727
CB Patrick Allen600.02141
OLB Scott Stephen400.0726
OLB Joe Kohlbrand310.01423
S Dennis Smith300.02145
DE Ron Holmes201.01628
S Bryan Howard220.02139
DE Hal Stephens210.01421
DT Tim Gooch200.01625
ILB Jim Eliopulos200.01426
CB Delton Hall200.0429
DE Leslie O'Neal110.02143
WR Carlos Carson10---------
OLB Todd Shell100.0720
CB Ed Berry010.0718
DT Tim Johnson010.018
New OrleansTackAsstSackRPlayPPlay
S Ken Stills720.01643
DT Warren Lyles600.01441
OLB Seth Joyner530.01638
ILB Steve Busick520.01337
S Chris Williams410.01134
DE Byron Darby323.01341
CB Carl Lee300.01336
CB Ernest Gibson300.01642
CB Ricky Smith210.01123
ILB Karl Mecklenburg200.055
CB Jeff Sanchez110.0518
S Roland James100.0714
OLB Calvin Daniels100.003
OLB Darryl Talley100.01338
DT Donald Chumley100.034
OLB Tim Green100.0512
DT Lester Hancock010.048
DT Dave Puzzuoli010.01337

Pass Rush Statistics

DenverSackBlockHurryKnockPPlay
DE Ron Holmes1.000128
OLB Todd Shell0.004020
DE Leslie O'Neal0.003043
DT Richard Tharpe0.001012
OLB Joe Kohlbrand0.001023
New OrleansSackBlockHurryKnockPPlay
DE Byron Darby3.000141
OLB Darryl Talley0.011038
DT Dave Puzzuoli0.001137
DT Donald Chumley0.00114

Pass Defense Statistics

DenverCaughtDefnsdIntrcpPPlay
ILB Eugene Lockhart61045
S Don Bessillieu41027
CB Patrick Allen30041
OLB Joe Kohlbrand30023
OLB Scott Stephen30026
CB Delton Hall30029
ILB Jim Eliopulos21026
S Dennis Smith20045
S Bryan Howard20039
New OrleansCaughtDefnsdIntrcpPPlay
S Ken Stills41143
CB Carl Lee32036
ILB Steve Busick31037
CB Ernest Gibson31042
OLB Seth Joyner30038
S Chris Williams21034
DT Warren Lyles20041
CB Ricky Smith20023
OLB Darryl Talley11038
S Roland James10014
OLB Calvin Daniels1003
CB Jeff Sanchez10018
OLB Tim Green10012
ILB Karl Mecklenburg0105

Blocking Statistics

DenverKeyBlBlOppPancRPlySckAPPly
C Kirk Lowdermilk24010024
T Bruce Armstrong23017045
T Lomas Brown11017245
FB Dwayne Crutchfield11013032
G Reggie Singletary0307021
C Robert Gradkowski0107121
T Lance Reynolds01010024
New OrleansKeyBlBlOppPancRPlySckAPPly
T Tootie Robbins58121045
G Cameron Augustyniak1408030
T Gary Kowalski11013015
T Dean Miraldi01021145
C Jeff Toews0108030
C Paul Tabor01013015
G Kurt Peterson01021045

Special Teams Tackles

DenverTacklesSTPlays
Don Bessillieu220
Peyton Earhart122
Dwayne Crutchfield121
Mike Meade118
Eugene Lockhart19
New OrleansTacklesSTPlays
Tim Green313
Earnest Byner117

Participation

DenverRPlyOffPPlyOffRPlyDefPPlyDefSTPlyTotal Plays
ILB Eugene Lockhart------2145975
WR Jimmy Childs1340------2174
CB Patrick Allen------2141870
T Lomas Brown1745------870
T Bruce Armstrong1745------870
S Dennis Smith------2145167
FB Dwayne Crutchfield1332------2166
S Bryan Howard------2139666
DE Leslie O'Neal------2143165
S Don Bessillieu------17272064
WR Carlos Carson1644---------60
RB Mike Meade1227------1857
OLB Joe Kohlbrand------14231956
QB Jim Crocicchia1337---------50
WR Dwight Collins1225------1249
DT Tim Gooch------1625748
DE Ron Holmes------1628145
DE Hal Stephens------1421641
ILB Jim Eliopulos------1426---40
G Reggie Singletary721------836
G Steve Trapilo721------836
T Lance Reynolds1024---------34
G Paul Fairchild1024---------34
C Kirk Lowdermilk1024---------34
OLB Scott Stephen------726134
CB Delton Hall------429134
TE John Thompson821------231
C Robert Gradkowski721---------28
OLB Todd Shell------720128
CB Ed Berry------718---25
DE Frank Warren------519---24
TE Peyton Earhart02------2224
WR Mark Pattison412------521
RB Paul Palmer315---------18
DT Richard Tharpe------412---16
CB Ellis Jones------001515
QB Doug Williams48---------12
ILB Calvin O'Neal------001111
WR Thomas Henley01------910
K Mike Cofer00------1010
RB Derrick Harmon36---------9
DT Tim Johnson------18---9
C Bennett Sanderson00------88
P Scott Fulhage00------88
TE Renaldo Hancock10---------1
DT Mark Walen------00---0
New OrleansRPlyOffPPlyOffRPlyDefPPlyDefSTPlyTotal Plays
RB Earnest Byner2043------1780
OLB Darryl Talley------13382374
G Kurt Peterson2145---------66
T Dean Miraldi2145---------66
T Tootie Robbins2145---------66
CB Carl Lee------13361564
S Ken Stills------1643564
DT Warren Lyles------1441863
CB Ernest Gibson------1642563
ILB Steve Busick------13371262
S Chris Williams------11341762
DE Byron Darby------1341458
OLB Seth Joyner------1638357
DT Dave Puzzuoli------1337555
WR Kenny Randle1425------1453
TE Tony Hunter1528---------43
CB Ricky Smith------1123741
QB John Elway833---------41
TE Chris Combs925------640
C Jeff Toews830---------38
G Cameron Augustyniak830---------38
WR Chester Cooper1223------136
TE Mark Bavaro89------1936
WR Steve Tasker819------936
C Paul Tabor1315------735
T Gary Kowalski1315------735
FB Patrick Shepard69------2035
S Roland James------714930
OLB Tim Green------5121330
WR James Maness622---------28
CB Jeff Sanchez------518326
WR Haywood Jeffires620---------26
QB Rusty Hilger1312---------25
DE Doug Reed------513624
DE Jason Buck------48113
DT Lester Hancock------48---12
ILB Karl Mecklenburg------55---10
P Mike Hubach00------77
C Joshua George00------77
T Brian Blados00------77
DT Donald Chumley------34---7
G Jeff Bregel00------77
K Rex Robinson00------66
RB Freeman McNeil00------55
RB Butch Woolfork12---------3
OLB Calvin Daniels------03---3

Directional Rushing Statistics

DistanceAttYardsAvg
Left4184.5
Middle11847.6
Right242.0
None000.0
DistanceAttYardsAvg
Left56312.6
Middle12473.9
Right221.0
None2-2-1.0

Detailed Passing Statistics

DenverAttCmp20+BdThDropDfnsHurrKnckIntc
Jim Crocicchia34225116221
Doug Williams850002110
New OrleansAttCmp20+BdThDropDfnsHurrKnckIntc
John Elway33231111710
Rusty Hilger1150112200

Directional Passing Statistics

DistanceAttCompYardsAvg
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Short (0-8 Yds)22131245.6
Medium (9-18 Yds)8511514.4
Long (19+ Yds)325518.3
DistanceAttCompYardsAvg
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Short (0-8 Yds)23151094.7
Medium (9-18 Yds)84546.8
Long (19+ Yds)212010.0

Detailed Receiving Statistics

DenverTargtCaugtDropdYards20+PPlay
WR Dwight Collins106149125
WR Jimmy Childs960138340
WR Carlos Carson85067044
RB Mike Meade64017027
FB Dwayne Crutchfield43026032
TE John Thompson22011021
RB Derrick Harmon100006
WR Mark Pattison11033112
TE Peyton Earhart100002
New OrleansTargtCaugtDropdYards20+PPlay
RB Earnest Byner85029043
WR Haywood Jeffires88085020
WR Kenny Randle73015025
WR James Maness63028022
WR Steve Tasker64122019
TE Chris Combs31113025
WR Chester Cooper22025023
TE Tony Hunter21020128
RB Butch Woolfork110302
TE Mark Bavaro100009

Red-Zone Rushing Statistics

DenverAttYardsAvgOverall Avg
RB Mike Meade221.007.70
New OrleansAttYardsAvgOverall Avg
QB Rusty Hilger2-2-1.003.50

Red-Zone Passing Statistics

DenverAttCompYardsAvg/AttOverall Avg
Jim Crocicchia63264.338.59
New OrleansAttCompYardsAvg/AttOverall Avg
John Elway54397.806.45
Rusty Hilger43112.752.45

Red-Zone Receiving Statistics

DenverTargetCatchYardsAvg/TargOverall Avg
WR Dwight Collins52204.004.90
WR Jimmy Childs1166.0015.33
New OrleansTargetCatchYardsAvg/TargOverall Avg
WR Haywood Jeffires33196.3310.63
RB Earnest Byner2163.003.63
WR Steve Tasker2252.503.67
TE Tony Hunter112020.0010.00
WR James Maness1000.004.67

Third Down Rushing Statistics

DenverRushesConversions
QB Jim Crocicchia11
New OrleansRushesConversions
QB Rusty Hilger31
RB Earnest Byner10

Third Down Passing Statistics

DenverAttCompConversions
Jim Crocicchia863
Doug Williams331
New OrleansAttCompConversions
John Elway653
Rusty Hilger321

Third Down Receiving Statistics

DenverTargCatchConversions
WR Jimmy Childs321
RB Mike Meade321
WR Dwight Collins220
TE John Thompson111
FB Dwayne Crutchfield110
WR Mark Pattison111
New OrleansTargCatchConversions
WR Steve Tasker331
WR Kenny Randle200
RB Earnest Byner221
TE Chris Combs111
WR Haywood Jeffires111

SectionAttendance
Stadium48,400 (70,000 capacity)
Upper Deck14,500 (21,400)
End Zone10,000 (15,400)
Mezzanine6,100 (8,900)
Sideline Seats9,500 (13,600)
Club Seats5,400 (7,400)
Luxury Boxes2,900 (3,300)