Exhibition Week 4, 1987

played in New Orleans, LA

83 degrees, fair, 4 mph wind

New Jersey Jets0030-3
New Orleans Saints141737-41

Scoring Summary
1Q: 09:50 NOS - James Maness 92 pass from John Elway (Rex Robinson extra point)
1Q: 03:13 NOS - Earnest Byner 9 pass from John Elway (Rex Robinson extra point)
2Q: 12:54 NOS - Earnest Byner 5 pass from John Elway (Rex Robinson extra point)
2Q: 08:56 NOS - Haywood Jeffires 3 pass from John Elway (Rex Robinson extra point)
2Q: 05:16 NOS - Rex Robinson 33 field goal
3Q: 11:43 NJY - Al Del Greco 42 field goal
3Q: 07:40 NOS - Rex Robinson 43 field goal
4Q: 07:16 NOS - Ernest Gibson 58 interception return (Rex Robinson extra point)

Team StatisticsNJYNOS
Record0-33-0
First Downs1524
- by Rushing75
- by Passing819
- by Penalty00
Total Net Yards260569
- Offensive Plays6963
- Yards per Play3.779.03
Net Rushing Yards140112
- Rushing Attempts2722
- Yards per Rush5.195.09
Net Passing Yards120457
- Att./Comp./Intrcpt38 - 13 - 240 - 31 - 1
- Gross Passing Yards138458
- Sacks/Yards Lost4/181/1
- Yards per Pass Play2.8611.15
Fumbles/Lost1/00/0
3rd Down Conversions5/165/11
- Avg. YtG on 3rd Down7.66.7
4th Down Conversions0/00/0
Penalties/Yards3/245/41
Punt Returns/Yards1/74/17
Kick Returns/Yards3/801/13
Interception Ret./Yards1/92/58
2pt Conversions0/00/0
Red Zone Visits14
- Red Zone TDs/FGs0/03/1
Avg. Drive StartOWN 21OWN 29
Time of Possession26:5533:05

Drive Charts

New Jersey Jets
QuarBeganPossFromPlaysYardsResult
111:191:29OWN 2458Punt
19:313:10OWN 28536Missed FG
13:021:53OWN 9414Punt
212:440:57OWN 25412Interception
28:461:23OWN 2558Punt
25:080:38OWN 2533Punt
22:042:04OWN 11835Half
315:003:22OWN 25850Field Goal
37:351:59OWN 2630Punt
33:533:18OWN 4619Punt
413:172:27OWN 20512Punt
48:191:11OWN 27313Interception
47:085:01OWN 311045Missed FG
New Orleans Saints
QuarBeganPossFromPlaysYardsResult
115:003:41OWN 14625Punt
19:500:19OWN 8192Touchdown
16:213:19OWN 43757Touchdown
11:093:25OWN 47853Touchdown
211:473:01OPP 48648Touchdown
27:232:15OWN 7477Field Goal
24:302:26OWN 28610Punt
311:384:03OWN 25849Field Goal
35:361:43OWN 4038Punt
30:352:18OWN 33533Punt
410:502:31OWN 29545Interception
42:072:07OWN 31437Game

Game MVP: John Elway, New Orleans Saints

Rushing Statistics

New JerseyAttYardsAvgLG10+TD
RB Keith Byars181106.112820
QB Matt Stevens461.50500
QB Steve Young3124.00600
WR Bill Brooks100.00000
RB D.J. Dozier11212.001210
New OrleansAttYardsAvgLG10+TD
RB Earnest Byner19944.952220
QB John Elway2136.50700
RB Butch Woolfork155.00500

Passing Statistics

New JerseyAttCompYardsSk/YdTDLGIntRate
Matt Stevens258803/13019125.4
Steve Young135581/5027120.7
New OrleansAttCompYardsSk/YdTDLGIntRate
John Elway37294171/14920149.7
Rusty Hilger32410/0021170.1

Receiving Statistics

New JerseyCatchTargYardsAvgYACLGTD
WR Bill Brooks47287.00090
RB Keith Byars26115.50890
WR Nate Spadaford272110.500190
TE Ken Whisenhunt1577.00270
WR Buster Rhymes192727.0016270
FB John Williams111111.000110
TE Kevin Starks121919.0016190
WR Willie Marshall111414.003140
New OrleansCatchTargYardsAvgYACLGTD
WR Haywood Jeffires810729.0016201
WR James Maness7819127.29187921
RB Earnest Byner686811.3342252
TE Chris Combs333411.336200
TE Tony Hunter336020.0020310
WR Chester Cooper222311.508210
WR Kenny Randle1433.00030
WR Steve Tasker1277.00070

Interception Statistics

New JerseyIntsYardsAvgTD
OLB Jim Ellis199.000
New OrleansIntsYardsAvgTD
ILB Karl Mecklenburg100.000
CB Ernest Gibson15858.001

Fumble Statistics

New JerseyFumbRecovForceTD
QB Matt Stevens1000
G Tom Thayer0100
New OrleansFumbRecovForceTD
DE Doug Reed0010

Punting Statistics

New JerseyPuntYardsAvgNetLGIn20
Ruben Rodriguez732646.644.1602
New OrleansPuntYardsAvgNetLGIn20
Mike Hubach417042.535.8483

Kicking Statistics

New JerseyFGs40+Yd50+YdLGPAT
Al Del Greco1/31/30/1420/0
New OrleansFGs40+Yd50+YdLGPAT
Rex Robinson2/21/10/0435/5

Punt Return Statistics

New JerseyRetYardsAvgTD
Willie Marshall177.00
New OrleansRetYardsAvgTD
Roland James4174.30

Kick Return Statistics

New JerseyRetYardsAvgTD
Brian Davis38026.70
New OrleansRetYardsAvgTD
Roland James11313.00

Defensive Statistics

New JerseyTackAsstSackRPlayPPlay
ILB Kevin Murphy920.02241
CB Marshall Bradbury650.02241
CB Gardner Williams510.02241
OLB Mike Weingrad401.02240
S Mark Kelso420.01931
DE Jim Burt410.01724
DE Tony Elliott310.01726
CB Brian Davis300.0414
OLB Rafe Wilkinson210.0720
DE Wes Dove200.0717
OLB Jim Ellis200.043
S Mark Robinson110.02032
OLB Casey Tidwell110.01419
DE Karl Wilson110.02134
WR Buster Rhymes10---------
S Tiger Greene100.0518
S Adam Hinds100.01014
ILB Shane Conlan100.039
DE Tyrone Brock010.005
DT Scott Cooper010.0617
New OrleansTackAsstSackRPlayPPlay
ILB Steve Busick821.52130
CB Carl Lee520.02328
DT Dave Puzzuoli401.01926
S Roland James310.02532
S Ken Stills310.01124
OLB Tim Green310.058
OLB Seth Joyner300.0823
DE Doug Reed201.0619
CB Ernest Gibson210.02640
S Chris Williams200.01928
OLB Calvin Daniels200.01613
CB Ricky Smith200.01832
DE Byron Darby120.52127
DT Warren Lyles110.02337
OLB Darryl Talley110.02430
ILB Karl Mecklenburg100.0612
WR Steve Tasker10---------
DE Jason Buck100.0512
CB Jeff Sanchez030.0920

Pass Rush Statistics

New JerseySackBlockHurryKnockPPlay
OLB Mike Weingrad1.000040
DE Tony Elliott0.003026
New OrleansSackBlockHurryKnockPPlay
ILB Steve Busick1.500030
DE Doug Reed1.010019
DT Dave Puzzuoli1.001026
DE Byron Darby0.502027
OLB Darryl Talley0.003030
DT Lester Hancock0.001014
DE Jason Buck0.001012

Pass Defense Statistics

New JerseyCaughtDefnsdIntrcpPPlay
ILB Kevin Murphy70041
CB Gardner Williams51041
CB Marshall Bradbury50041
OLB Rafe Wilkinson31020
CB Brian Davis30014
S Mark Kelso20031
OLB Casey Tidwell11019
OLB Jim Ellis1013
DE Jim Burt10024
DE Tony Elliott10026
S Tiger Greene10018
ILB Shane Conlan1009
S Mark Robinson01032
New OrleansCaughtDefnsdIntrcpPPlay
S Roland James20032
OLB Calvin Daniels20013
CB Ricky Smith20032
S Ken Stills20024
ILB Steve Busick12030
OLB Seth Joyner11023
ILB Karl Mecklenburg10112
S Chris Williams10028
OLB Tim Green1008
CB Ernest Gibson02140

Blocking Statistics

New JerseyKeyBlBlOppPancRPlySckAPPly
C Steve Sylvester410027242
T Harvey Salem46027242
T Irv Eatman14027042
G Tom Thayer11027042
T Ted Albrecht01017018
New OrleansKeyBlBlOppPancRPlySckAPPly
T Tootie Robbins37022041
G Kurt Peterson26122041
T Gary Kowalski13014011
T Dean Miraldi12022041
C Paul Tabor11014011
C Jeff Toews0108130

Special Teams Tackles

New JerseyTacklesSTPlays
John Williams324
D.J. Dozier120
Ted Albrecht112
New OrleansTacklesSTPlays
Tim Green214
Carl Lee118
Earnest Byner116

Participation

New JerseyRPlyOffPPlyOffRPlyDefPPlyDefSTPlyTotal Plays
T Irv Eatman2742------776
C Steve Sylvester2742---------69
G Tom Thayer2742---------69
T Harvey Salem2742---------69
WR Buster Rhymes2742---------69
WR Bill Brooks2742---------69
CB Marshall Bradbury------2241366
TE Ken Whisenhunt1923------2466
CB Gardner Williams------2241265
RB Keith Byars2540---------65
ILB Kevin Murphy------2241265
OLB Mike Weingrad------2240264
DE Karl Wilson------2134257
WR Nate Spadaford1821------1756
S Mark Robinson------2032254
S Mark Kelso------1931252
DE Tony Elliott------1726548
OLB Rafe Wilkinson------7202148
T Ted Albrecht1718------1247
QB Matt Stevens1728---------45
DE Jim Burt------1724243
S Tiger Greene------5181437
TE Kevin Starks719------1137
FB John Williams38------2435
G Dan Alexander1024---------34
OLB Casey Tidwell------1419134
WR Willie Marshall612------1432
S Adam Hinds------1014226
CB Brian Davis------414826
RB D.J. Dozier32------2025
QB Steve Young1014---------24
DE Wes Dove------717---24
ILB Shane Conlan------391224
DT Scott Cooper------617---23
TE Arthur Wells01------1920
CB Dana Sutton------001313
C Karl Kramer00------1010
DT Jeff Shaw------05510
G Mike Simmonds00------1010
P Ruben Rodriguez00------1010
OLB Jim Ellis------43---7
DE Tyrone Brock------0516
K Al Del Greco00------55
CB Oliver Whalen------0044
DT Dixon McPhee------00---0
ILB Danny Lockett------00---0
New OrleansRPlyOffPPlyOffRPlyDefPPlyDefSTPlyTotal Plays
OLB Darryl Talley------24302377
RB Earnest Byner1940------1675
DT Warren Lyles------23371070
CB Carl Lee------23281869
CB Ernest Gibson------2640369
S Roland James------25321168
S Chris Williams------19282067
G Kurt Peterson2241---------63
T Dean Miraldi2241---------63
ILB Steve Busick------21301263
T Tootie Robbins2241---------63
CB Ricky Smith------18321161
QB John Elway1638---------54
WR Kenny Randle1420------1953
DE Byron Darby------2127351
DT Dave Puzzuoli------1926247
TE Chris Combs1123------943
TE Tony Hunter1824---------42
C Jeff Toews830---------38
G Cameron Augustyniak830---------38
FB Patrick Shepard69------2338
TE Mark Bavaro86------2236
S Ken Stills------1124136
WR Chester Cooper1221------134
WR Haywood Jeffires727---------34
DE Doug Reed------619833
OLB Seth Joyner------823132
C Paul Tabor1411------631
T Gary Kowalski1411------631
WR Steve Tasker912------930
CB Jeff Sanchez------920130
OLB Calvin Daniels------1613---29
OLB Tim Green------581427
WR James Maness322---------25
DT Lester Hancock------514120
ILB Karl Mecklenburg------612---18
DE Jason Buck------512---17
DT Donald Chumley------77---14
K Rex Robinson00------1010
QB Rusty Hilger63---------9
P Mike Hubach00------66
C Joshua George00------66
T Brian Blados00------66
G Jeff Bregel00------66
RB Butch Woolfork31---------4
RB Freeman McNeil00------22

Directional Rushing Statistics

DistanceAttYardsAvg
Left331.0
Middle18834.6
Right6549.0
None000.0
DistanceAttYardsAvg
Left5306.0
Middle13554.2
Right4276.8
None000.0

Detailed Passing Statistics

New JerseyAttCmp20+BdThDropDfnsHurrKnckIntc
Matt Stevens2580521701
Steve Young1351114101
New OrleansAttCmp20+BdThDropDfnsHurrKnckIntc
John Elway37297014300
Rusty Hilger322000001

Directional Passing Statistics

DistanceAttCompYardsAvg
Screen32217.0
Short (0-8 Yds)155412.7
Medium (9-18 Yds)165573.6
Long (19+ Yds)41194.8
DistanceAttCompYardsAvg
Screen6411919.8
Short (0-8 Yds)27212127.9
Medium (9-18 Yds)659616.0
Long (19+ Yds)113131.0

Detailed Receiving Statistics

New JerseyTargtCaugtDropdYards20+PPlay
WR Buster Rhymes91227142
WR Nate Spadaford72021021
WR Bill Brooks74128042
RB Keith Byars62011040
TE Ken Whisenhunt5107023
TE Kevin Starks21019019
FB John Williams1101108
WR Willie Marshall11014012
New OrleansTargtCaugtDropdYards20+PPlay
WR Haywood Jeffires108072127
RB Earnest Byner86068240
WR James Maness870191222
WR Kenny Randle4113020
TE Chris Combs33034123
TE Tony Hunter33060224
WR Chester Cooper22023121
WR Steve Tasker2107012

Red-Zone Rushing Statistics

New JerseyAttYardsAvgOverall Avg
New OrleansAttYardsAvgOverall Avg
RB Earnest Byner3144.674.95

Red-Zone Passing Statistics

New JerseyAttCompYardsAvg/AttOverall Avg
Steve Young2000.004.46
New OrleansAttCompYardsAvg/AttOverall Avg
John Elway86324.0011.27

Red-Zone Receiving Statistics

New JerseyTargetCatchYardsAvg/TargOverall Avg
RB Keith Byars1000.001.83
WR Bill Brooks1000.004.00
New OrleansTargetCatchYardsAvg/TargOverall Avg
WR Haywood Jeffires43153.757.20
RB Earnest Byner33175.678.50
WR James Maness1000.0023.88

Third Down Rushing Statistics

New JerseyRushesConversions
RB Keith Byars11
WR Bill Brooks10
QB Steve Young11
New OrleansRushesConversions
RB Earnest Byner11

Third Down Passing Statistics

New JerseyAttCompConversions
Matt Stevens1033
Steve Young100
New OrleansAttCompConversions
John Elway1064

Third Down Receiving Statistics

New JerseyTargCatchConversions
WR Buster Rhymes300
WR Nate Spadaford311
WR Bill Brooks222
TE Ken Whisenhunt100
RB Keith Byars100
TE Kevin Starks100
New OrleansTargCatchConversions
WR Haywood Jeffires544
WR Kenny Randle210
WR James Maness210
RB Earnest Byner100

SectionAttendance
Stadium46,400 (70,000 capacity)
Upper Deck13,900 (21,400)
End Zone9,500 (15,400)
Mezzanine5,900 (8,900)
Sideline Seats9,200 (13,600)
Club Seats5,100 (7,400)
Luxury Boxes2,800 (3,300)