Exhibition Week 5, 1987

played in San Diego, CA

88 degrees, fair, 1 mph wind

Atlanta Falcons6007-13
San Diego Chargers06103-19

Scoring Summary
1Q: 06:25 ATL - Max Zendejas 26 field goal
1Q: 01:31 ATL - Max Zendejas 26 field goal
2Q: 08:54 SDO - Jim Jensen 3 pass from Ronald Paolillo (Ray Petrick extra point failed)
3Q: 06:44 SDO - Mike Williams 13 pass from Ronald Paolillo (Ray Petrick extra point)
3Q: 00:58 SDO - Ray Petrick 20 field goal
4Q: 10:50 SDO - Ray Petrick 36 field goal
4Q: 05:29 ATL - Ernest Givins 15 pass from Randy Essington (Max Zendejas extra point)

Team StatisticsATLSDO
Record3-12-2
First Downs1819
- by Rushing312
- by Passing136
- by Penalty21
Total Net Yards301300
- Offensive Plays6065
- Yards per Play5.024.62
Net Rushing Yards32185
- Rushing Attempts2135
- Yards per Rush1.525.29
Net Passing Yards269115
- Att./Comp./Intrcpt38 - 25 - 226 - 15 - 0
- Gross Passing Yards274137
- Sacks/Yards Lost1/54/22
- Yards per Pass Play6.903.83
Fumbles/Lost1/13/2
3rd Down Conversions2/127/15
- Avg. YtG on 3rd Down8.99.2
4th Down Conversions1/10/0
Penalties/Yards4/253/15
Punt Returns/Yards2/243/45
Kick Returns/Yards2/482/57
Interception Ret./Yards0/02/0
2pt Conversions0/00/0
Red Zone Visits35
- Red Zone TDs/FGs1/22/2
Avg. Drive StartOWN 24OWN 37
Time of Possession28:3031:30

Drive Charts

Atlanta Falcons
QuarBeganPossFromPlaysYardsResult
113:367:16OWN 201271Field Goal
14:543:29OWN 28863Field Goal
214:021:10OWN 2034Punt
28:482:06OWN 25421Punt
22:521:02OWN 20220Fumble
21:351:11OWN 46529Interception
315:001:22OWN 2530Punt
313:191:38OWN 9314Punt
310:080:55OWN 323-5Interception
36:381:44OWN 2535Punt
30:501:07OWN 1933Punt
410:455:25OWN 291171Touchdown
San Diego Chargers
QuarBeganPossFromPlaysYardsResult
115:001:24OWN 403-4Punt
16:201:26OWN 253-8Punt
11:252:23OWN 25521Punt
212:524:04OPP 48848Touchdown
26:423:50OWN 5842Punt
21:500:15OPP 401-6Fumble
20:240:24OWN 141-2Half
313:380:19OWN 46145Fumble
311:411:33OWN 443-10Punt
39:132:35OPP 36536Touchdown
34:544:04OWN 34763Field Goal
414:433:58OWN 471034Field Goal
45:205:20OWN 361046Game

Game MVP: Ronald Paolillo, San Diego Chargers

Rushing Statistics

AtlantaAttYardsAvgLG10+TD
RB Newton Williams13110.851210
RB Rod Bernstine7182.57700
QB Randy Essington133.00300
San DiegoAttYardsAvgLG10+TD
RB Curt Warner231285.573670
RB Boyce Green7324.571220
QB Ronald Paolillo5255.001020

Passing Statistics

AtlantaAttCompYardsSk/YdTDLGIntRate
Randy Essington20121060/0124251.3
Rich Gannon18131681/50410101.1
San DiegoAttCompYardsSk/YdTDLGIntRate
Ronald Paolillo21141382/112400116.7
Boomer Esiason51-12/110-1039.6

Receiving Statistics

AtlantaCatchTargYardsAvgYACLGTD
WR Ernest Givins7910515.0052411
TE Tom Mullady4105213.0018340
WR Willis Adams454511.2519200
RB Newton Williams44153.750120
TE Doug Marsh36299.6713140
RB Rod Bernstine222311.5021200
FB Mickey Merrifield1155.00750
WR Calvin Muhammad0100.00000
San DiegoCatchTargYardsAvgYACLGTD
WR Floyd Dixon36268.6714250
WR Wesley Walker232211.001160
WR Ray Butler24178.503120
WR Jim Jensen2384.00051
FB Tony Paige22168.000100
TE Mike Williams131313.007131
RB Curt Warner13-4-4.000-40
RB Boyce Green11-1-1.000-10
TE Malcolm Scott114040.0025400

Interception Statistics

AtlantaIntsYardsAvgTD
San DiegoIntsYardsAvgTD
S Jim Burroughs100.000
CB Danny Walters100.000

Fumble Statistics

AtlantaFumbRecovForceTD
QB Rich Gannon1000
DE Rick Bryan0120
CB Steve Brown0110
San DiegoFumbRecovForceTD
QB Ronald Paolillo1000
TE Malcolm Scott1000
CB Audray McMillian1000
DT William Perry0100
WR Cornell Burbage0100
DE Joe Nash0010

Punting Statistics

AtlantaPuntYardsAvgNetLGIn20
Harry Newsome624741.233.7501
San DiegoPuntYardsAvgNetLGIn20
John Teltschik528456.840.0642

Kicking Statistics

AtlantaFGs40+Yd50+YdLGPAT
Max Zendejas2/20/00/0261/1
San DiegoFGs40+Yd50+YdLGPAT
Ray Petrick2/20/00/0361/2

Punt Return Statistics

AtlantaRetYardsAvgTD
Terry Taylor22412.00
San DiegoRetYardsAvgTD
Audray McMillian34515.00

Kick Return Statistics

AtlantaRetYardsAvgTD
Calvin Muhammad24824.00
San DiegoRetYardsAvgTD
Vernon Dean25728.50

Defensive Statistics

AtlantaTackAsstSackRPlayPPlay
OLB Brian Noble1350.53529
S Perry Williams1100.03530
DT Randy Trautman521.53525
OLB Mike Merriweather420.02627
DE Rick Bryan312.03530
DT Tim Newton340.03527
OLB Jim Haslett210.098
OLB Matt Monger200.02718
S Scott Woerner130.03426
CB Steve Brown110.02926
CB Terry Taylor110.03228
TE Doug Marsh10---------
WR Calvin Muhammad10---------
DE Keith Guthrie100.087
ILB Niko Noga100.097
S Nelson Jones100.01513
San DiegoTackAsstSackRPlayPPlay
ILB Lucius Sanford540.02035
S Dwight Hicks530.02137
OLB David Little520.02037
CB Audray McMillian510.02139
DE Louis Haynes420.0922
DT William Perry410.02139
CB Vernon Dean400.01433
CB Ronnie Burgess310.01227
DE Joe Nash201.01010
S Jim Burroughs230.02139
CB Danny Walters200.087
OLB Jim Morrissey200.01437
DT Ben Thomas110.01226
DT Blaise Winter100.0913
DE Tom Gibson100.01115

Pass Rush Statistics

AtlantaSackBlockHurryKnockPPlay
DE Rick Bryan2.002230
DT Randy Trautman1.500025
OLB Brian Noble0.500029
DT Tim Newton0.010027
DE Jim Reynosa0.01005
DT Gerald Nichols0.01008
S Scott Woerner0.001026
San DiegoSackBlockHurryKnockPPlay
DE Joe Nash1.000010
DT Ben Thomas0.001026
DT William Perry0.001039
DE Tom Gibson0.001015
OLB Jim Morrissey0.000137

Pass Defense Statistics

AtlantaCaughtDefnsdIntrcpPPlay
S Perry Williams50030
OLB Brian Noble41029
OLB Mike Merriweather20027
OLB Jim Haslett1008
CB Steve Brown10026
CB Patrick Hunter1008
S Nelson Jones10013
San DiegoCaughtDefnsdIntrcpPPlay
S Dwight Hicks41037
CB Vernon Dean41033
CB Audray McMillian40039
ILB Lucius Sanford31035
CB Ronnie Burgess30027
DE Louis Haynes20022
OLB David Little11037
S Jim Burroughs10139
CB Danny Walters1017
DT William Perry10039
OLB Jim Morrissey10037

Blocking Statistics

AtlantaKeyBlBlOppPancRPlySckAPPly
G Roy Foster26021039
G Joe Milinichik15012022
T Scott Bergold1109017
C Tony Berryhill05021039
G Rich Rosen0209017
TE Jon Embree010401
T Don Sommer00012122
San DiegoKeyBlBlOppPancRPlySckAPPly
G Mark Kirchner59035130
T Rob Taylor34035130
G Alex Starkey24035030
TE Chris Dressel1101109
C Mike Baab06035030
T Glen Howe04035230
TE Mike Williams02026017

Special Teams Tackles

AtlantaTacklesSTPlays
Steve Brown322
Rick Bryan212
San DiegoTacklesSTPlays
Jim Jensen214
Joe Nash211

Participation

AtlantaRPlyOffPPlyOffRPlyDefPPlyDefSTPlyTotal Plays
CB Steve Brown------29262277
DE Rick Bryan------35301277
CB Terry Taylor------32281171
S Scott Woerner------3426868
G Roy Foster2139------868
S Perry Williams------3530267
OLB Brian Noble------3529266
DT Tim Newton------3527264
DT Randy Trautman------3525262
WR Ernest Givins1738------661
C Tony Berryhill2139---------60
WR Willis Adams2038---------58
OLB Mike Merriweather------2627255
OLB Matt Monger------2718247
TE Doug Marsh1330---------43
T Dave Piepkorn1222------842
G Joe Milinichik1222------842
T Don Sommer1222------842
S Nelson Jones------15131442
RB Newton Williams1427---------41
WR Calvin Muhammad1317------1040
OLB Jim Haslett------982138
TE Tom Mullady1322---------35
QB Rich Gannon1219---------31
RB Rod Bernstine77------1731
QB Randy Essington920---------29
FB Mickey Merrifield38------1627
TE Jon Embree41------2227
G Rich Rosen917---------26
G DeAndre Jamison917---------26
ILB Niko Noga------971026
T Scott Bergold917---------26
CB Herb Welch------118524
CB Patrick Hunter------108---18
WR Frankie Neal12------1417
DE Keith Guthrie------87---15
DE Jim Reynosa------05510
P Harry Newsome00------88
C Tyler Lusk00------88
DT Gerald Nichols------08---8
K Max Zendejas00------66
RB Jewerl Thomas05---------5
DT Pat Swoopes------0055
OLB Rydell Malancon------00---0
T Bob Riley00---------0
OLB Alex Gordon------00---0
San DiegoRPlyOffPPlyOffRPlyDefPPlyDefSTPlyTotal Plays
CB Audray McMillian------21391777
C Mike Baab3530------772
G Mark Kirchner3530------772
DT William Perry------2139868
OLB David Little------20371067
T Rob Taylor3530---------65
G Alex Starkey3530---------65
T Glen Howe3530---------65
S Jim Burroughs------2139262
S Dwight Hicks------2137260
ILB Lucius Sanford------2035257
WR Jim Jensen2518------1457
QB Ronald Paolillo3123------256
CB Vernon Dean------1433653
OLB Jim Morrissey------1437253
WR Ray Butler3021---------51
WR Wesley Walker2916------449
RB Curt Warner2719---------46
TE Mike Williams2617---------43
CB Ronnie Burgess------1227140
DT Ben Thomas------1226139
DE Louis Haynes------922637
TE Malcolm Scott96------2237
RB Boyce Green811------1635
FB Tony Paige117------1735
DE Joe Nash------10101131
WR Floyd Dixon916------631
OLB Dennis Gibson------661830
DE Tom Gibson------1115127
DT Blaise Winter------913123
TE Chris Dressel119---------20
WR Cornell Burbage00------1616
CB Danny Walters------87---15
S Donte Gomez------001515
QB Boomer Esiason47---------11
ILB Fernando Shields------001010
C Hardy Mahoney00------77
K Ray Petrick00------77
DE Grayson McCormick------1517
T Jeff Walker00------77
T Garth Thomas00------77
S Garland Rivers------0066
P John Teltschik00------55
ILB Winston Moss------12---3
G Mike Haight00---------0
ILB Bob Ontko------00---0

Directional Rushing Statistics

DistanceAttYardsAvg
Left5-7-1.4
Middle10131.3
Right6264.3
None000.0
DistanceAttYardsAvg
Left5142.8
Middle191135.9
Right9616.8
None2-3-1.5

Detailed Passing Statistics

AtlantaAttCmp20+BdThDropDfnsHurrKnckIntc
Randy Essington20122041112
Rich Gannon18133003200
San DiegoAttCmp20+BdThDropDfnsHurrKnckIntc
Ronald Paolillo21142401120
Boomer Esiason510000200

Directional Passing Statistics

DistanceAttCompYardsAvg
Screen77456.4
Short (0-8 Yds)119686.2
Medium (9-18 Yds)1571036.9
Long (19+ Yds)525811.6
DistanceAttCompYardsAvg
Screen5430.6
Short (0-8 Yds)64203.3
Medium (9-18 Yds)1471148.1
Long (19+ Yds)1000.0

Detailed Receiving Statistics

AtlantaTargtCaugtDropdYards20+PPlay
TE Tom Mullady104152122
WR Ernest Givins971105238
TE Doug Marsh63129030
WR Willis Adams54145138
RB Newton Williams44015027
RB Rod Bernstine2202317
WR Calvin Muhammad1000017
FB Mickey Merrifield110508
San DiegoTargtCaugtDropdYards20+PPlay
WR Floyd Dixon63026116
WR Ray Butler42017021
WR Wesley Walker32022016
WR Jim Jensen3208018
TE Mike Williams31013017
RB Curt Warner310-4019
FB Tony Paige22016017
RB Boyce Green110-1011
TE Malcolm Scott1104016

Red-Zone Rushing Statistics

AtlantaAttYardsAvgOverall Avg
RB Newton Williams1-5-5.000.85
RB Rod Bernstine1-4-4.002.57
San DiegoAttYardsAvgOverall Avg
RB Curt Warner500.005.57
QB Ronald Paolillo273.505.00

Red-Zone Passing Statistics

AtlantaAttCompYardsAvg/AttOverall Avg
Rich Gannon4261.509.33
Randy Essington22189.005.30
San DiegoAttCompYardsAvg/AttOverall Avg
Ronald Paolillo76284.006.57

Red-Zone Receiving Statistics

AtlantaTargetCatchYardsAvg/TargOverall Avg
TE Tom Mullady4261.505.20
RB Newton Williams1133.003.75
WR Ernest Givins111515.0011.67
San DiegoTargetCatchYardsAvg/TargOverall Avg
WR Jim Jensen2284.002.67
TE Mike Williams21136.504.33
WR Wesley Walker1166.007.33
RB Curt Warner11-4-4.00-1.33
WR Floyd Dixon1155.004.33

Third Down Rushing Statistics

AtlantaRushesConversions
San DiegoRushesConversions
QB Ronald Paolillo32
RB Curt Warner22

Third Down Passing Statistics

AtlantaAttCompConversions
Randy Essington741
Rich Gannon531
San DiegoAttCompConversions
Ronald Paolillo753
Boomer Esiason200

Third Down Receiving Statistics

AtlantaTargCatchConversions
WR Ernest Givins431
TE Tom Mullady310
WR Willis Adams211
TE Doug Marsh210
RB Newton Williams110
San DiegoTargCatchConversions
WR Floyd Dixon322
WR Ray Butler211
WR Wesley Walker110
TE Mike Williams100
RB Curt Warner100
FB Tony Paige110

SectionAttendance
Stadium67,900 (70,000 capacity)
Upper Deck21,400 (21,400)
End Zone14,400 (15,400)
Mezzanine8,100 (8,900)
Sideline Seats13,600 (13,600)
Club Seats7,400 (7,400)
Luxury Boxes3,000 (3,300)