Exhibition Week 5, 1987

played in Houston, TX

65 degrees, fair, 2 mph wind

Minnesota Vikings73610-26
Houston Oilers7003-10

Scoring Summary
1Q: 11:36 MIN - Chris Kelley 23 pass from Steve Grogan (Paul McFadden extra point)
1Q: 06:35 HOU - Mark Keel 11 pass from Frank Reich (Morten Andersen extra point)
2Q: 00:03 MIN - Paul McFadden 38 field goal
3Q: 08:46 MIN - Paul McFadden 31 field goal
3Q: 02:02 MIN - Paul McFadden 25 field goal
4Q: 13:31 MIN - James Brooks 1 pass from Luc Tousignant (Paul McFadden extra point)
4Q: 08:47 HOU - Morten Andersen 33 field goal
4Q: 02:53 MIN - Paul McFadden 25 field goal

Team StatisticsMINHOU
Record3-13-1
First Downs1816
- by Rushing56
- by Passing139
- by Penalty01
Total Net Yards361260
- Offensive Plays6765
- Yards per Play5.394.00
Net Rushing Yards15081
- Rushing Attempts3023
- Yards per Rush5.003.52
Net Passing Yards211179
- Att./Comp./Intrcpt34 - 20 - 139 - 24 - 2
- Gross Passing Yards232200
- Sacks/Yards Lost3/213/21
- Yards per Pass Play5.704.26
Fumbles/Lost1/01/0
3rd Down Conversions7/165/15
- Avg. YtG on 3rd Down6.99.4
4th Down Conversions0/00/2
Penalties/Yards4/204/40
Punt Returns/Yards2/123/51
Kick Returns/Yards2/411/22
Interception Ret./Yards2/31/7
2pt Conversions0/00/0
Red Zone Visits42
- Red Zone TDs/FGs1/31/1
Avg. Drive StartOWN 37OWN 28
Time of Possession30:1929:41

Drive Charts

Minnesota Vikings
QuarBeganPossFromPlaysYardsResult
115:003:39OWN 20680Touchdown
16:281:50OWN 3333Punt
212:473:01OWN 1655Interception
27:352:18OWN 8519Punt
22:582:04OWN 2065Punt
20:330:33OPP 45324Field Goal
313:555:17OWN 261260Field Goal
35:143:18OWN 48744Field Goal
30:402:17OPP 21621Touchdown
411:510:50OWN 2133Punt
48:402:48OWN 25426Punt
45:092:24OPP 1335Field Goal
40:470:36OPP 3736Punt
Houston Oilers
QuarBeganPossFromPlaysYardsResult
111:214:53OWN 27973Touchdown
14:386:51OWN 191346Punt
29:462:11OWN 45417Punt
25:172:19OWN 4758Punt
20:540:21OWN 32211Interception
315:001:05OWN 253-4Punt
38:383:24OWN 25724Interception
31:561:16OWN 254-3Punt
413:231:32OWN 2530Punt
411:012:21OWN 48436Field Goal
45:520:43OWN 647Downs
42:451:58OWN 25712Downs
40:110:11OWN 2013Game

Game MVP: Paul McFadden, Minnesota Vikings

Rushing Statistics

MinnesotaAttYardsAvgLG10+TD
RB James Brooks20653.252410
RB Junior Tautalatasi56312.603320
RB Tony Nathan3103.33900
WR Drew Hill144.00400
QB Luc Tousignant188.00800
HoustonAttYardsAvgLG10+TD
RB Greg Bell13403.081130
RB Johnny Hector5204.00800
WR Lindsay Scott3134.33700
QB Guido Merkens284.00500

Passing Statistics

MinnesotaAttCompYardsSk/YdTDLGIntRate
Luc Tousignant30171743/21128170.7
Steve Grogan43580/01300156.3
HoustonAttCompYardsSk/YdTDLGIntRate
Guido Merkens24131073/21022231.0
Frank Reich1511930/01250111.2

Receiving Statistics

MinnesotaCatchTargYardsAvgYACLGTD
WR Drew Hill7910715.2973300
WR Art Monk36206.670150
FB Santiago Erickson272110.5017180
RB James Brooks23178.5014161
TE David Little24136.50080
RB Tony Nathan112424.0014240
WR Reggie Langhorne121111.000110
RB Junior Tautalatasi11-4-4.000-40
TE Chris Kelley112323.0015231
HoustonCatchTargYardsAvgYACLGTD
WR Vince Williams5105110.2013250
WR Clarence Weathers474210.503220
RB Greg Bell45235.753120
WR Lindsay Scott37217.003100
TE Mike Mularkey353010.003110
TE Mark Keel22157.500111
WR John Smith1100.00000
RB Johnny Hector1166.00060
FB Larry Moriarty111212.0010120

Interception Statistics

MinnesotaIntsYardsAvgTD
OLB Lester Boyd100.000
ILB Reggie McKenzie133.000
HoustonIntsYardsAvgTD
CB Bobby Watkins177.000

Fumble Statistics

MinnesotaFumbRecovForceTD
WR Reggie Langhorne1000
FB Santiago Erickson0100
OLB Micah Moon0010
HoustonFumbRecovForceTD
RB Johnny Hector1000
WR Lindsay Scott0100
G Kevin Gogan0010

Punting Statistics

MinnesotaPuntYardsAvgNetLGIn20
Broderick Collier626744.532.7522
HoustonPuntYardsAvgNetLGIn20
John Kidd622838.032.7604

Kicking Statistics

MinnesotaFGs40+Yd50+YdLGPAT
Paul McFadden4/40/00/0382/2
HoustonFGs40+Yd50+YdLGPAT
Morten Andersen1/10/00/0331/1

Punt Return Statistics

MinnesotaRetYardsAvgTD
Reggie Langhorne2126.00
HoustonRetYardsAvgTD
Barry Wilburn35117.00

Kick Return Statistics

MinnesotaRetYardsAvgTD
Reggie Langhorne11717.00
Lyle Pickens12424.00
HoustonRetYardsAvgTD
Bobby Watkins12222.00

Defensive Statistics

MinnesotaTackAsstSackRPlayPPlay
OLB Lester Boyd730.02133
ILB Reggie McKenzie700.02340
S Kerry Justin540.02238
DE Robert Thompson401.02237
CB Eugene Daniel410.51736
CB Vann McElroy410.02342
S Jeff Donaldson410.01836
S Eugene Robinson400.01427
DE Mark Jerue321.02340
DT Gerald Williams340.52237
OLB Micah Moon210.0615
WR Drew Hill10---------
OLB Ken Woodard100.076
CB Eric Thomas100.01015
DT Todd Liebenstein010.02241
HoustonTackAsstSackRPlayPPlay
ILB Dave Levenick1260.03036
S Vance Bedford620.02328
DE Ezra Johnson420.53034
CB Ivory Sully410.02533
S Carlton Williamson410.02637
ILB Darren Comeaux320.01715
CB Bobby Watkins300.02937
CB Barry Wilburn300.0818
DE Curtis Greer202.03036
DT Mike Pitts230.03037
OLB Timothy Dyer210.065
OLB Mark Merrill210.01010
DT Mike Golic110.52028
CB Mark Haynes100.0810
DT Greg Meisner100.0119
TE Mike Mularkey10---------
WR Clarence Weathers10---------
OLB Tim Joiner100.01517

Pass Rush Statistics

MinnesotaSackBlockHurryKnockPPlay
DE Mark Jerue1.020040
DE Robert Thompson1.000037
DT Gerald Williams0.511037
CB Eugene Daniel0.500036
ILB Reggie McKenzie0.001140
HoustonSackBlockHurryKnockPPlay
DE Curtis Greer2.010436
DE Ezra Johnson0.501034
DT Mike Golic0.500028
DT Greg Meisner0.01009
ILB Dave Levenick0.010036
OLB Timothy Dyer0.00105
OLB Tim Joiner0.001017

Pass Defense Statistics

MinnesotaCaughtDefnsdIntrcpPPlay
OLB Lester Boyd51133
ILB Reggie McKenzie41140
S Jeff Donaldson30036
S Eugene Robinson30027
CB Vann McElroy21042
S Kerry Justin20038
CB Eugene Daniel11036
OLB Micah Moon11015
DE Mark Jerue10040
DT Gerald Williams10037
CB Eric Thomas10015
HoustonCaughtDefnsdIntrcpPPlay
ILB Dave Levenick40036
CB Ivory Sully30033
CB Barry Wilburn30018
CB Bobby Watkins20137
OLB Tim Joiner20017
ILB Darren Comeaux11015
OLB Timothy Dyer1005
OLB Mark Merrill10010
CB Mark Haynes10010
S Carlton Williamson10037
DT Mike Pitts10037
S Vance Bedford01028

Blocking Statistics

MinnesotaKeyBlBlOppPancRPlySckAPPly
T Steve August58030137
G Raleigh McKenzie25030037
G Eric Lasko16030137
G Steve Wallace11018120
T Steve Moore11012017
C Chuck Thomas05030037
FB Santiago Erickson03018014
HoustonKeyBlBlOppPancRPlySckAPPly
T Will Wolford34023142
T Dwight Wheeler24023042
C Jameson Aguillard23023242
G Tom Newberry15023042
G Winford Hood13010022
G Kevin Gogan12013020

Special Teams Tackles

MinnesotaTacklesSTPlays
Travis Tucker125
Micah Moon122
Chris Kelley119
Lyle Pickens115
HoustonTacklesSTPlays
Dwight Wheeler310
Kevin Gogan17

Participation

MinnesotaRPlyOffPPlyOffRPlyDefPPlyDefSTPlyTotal Plays
T Steve August3037------673
G Eric Lasko3037------673
S Jeff Donaldson------18361670
C Chuck Thomas3037---------67
G Raleigh McKenzie3037---------67
CB Vann McElroy------2342166
DT Todd Liebenstein------2241164
DE Mark Jerue------2340164
ILB Reggie McKenzie------2340164
WR Art Monk2735---------62
TE David Little2933---------62
S Kerry Justin------2238161
WR Drew Hill2635---------61
DE Robert Thompson------2237160
DT Gerald Williams------2237160
QB Luc Tousignant2533---------58
OLB Lester Boyd------2133155
CB Eugene Daniel------1736154
WR Reggie Langhorne1124------1954
G Steve Wallace1820------1654
FB Santiago Erickson1814------1951
RB James Brooks2125---------46
OLB Micah Moon------6152243
S Eugene Robinson------1427---41
TE Travis Tucker55------2535
CB Eric Thomas------1015934
RB Junior Tautalatasi85------1932
T Steve Moore1217---------29
TE Chris Kelley22------1923
CB Lyle Pickens------041519
WR Jamie Holland00------1515
OLB Ken Woodard------76---13
DT Jim Scott------14611
ILB Lance Sellers------02911
C Juan Ware00------1010
K Paul McFadden00------1010
T Roger Caron00------1010
C Bob White00------1010
P Broderick Collier00------1010
QB Steve Grogan54---------9
RB Tony Nathan36---------9
DE Jim Herrmann------0369
DE Randy Watts------14---5
DT Darien Hines------12---3
WR Hassan Jones01---------1
QB Steve Beuerlein00---------0
HoustonRPlyOffPPlyOffRPlyDefPPlyDefSTPlyTotal Plays
CB Bobby Watkins------29371682
WR Lindsay Scott2340------1679
DE Ezra Johnson------30341377
T Dwight Wheeler2342------1075
G Tom Newberry2342------772
T Will Wolford2342------772
DT Mike Pitts------3037471
DE Curtis Greer------3036470
ILB Dave Levenick------3036470
S Vance Bedford------23281869
S Carlton Williamson------2637467
C Jameson Aguillard2342---------65
CB Ivory Sully------2533462
DT Mike Golic------20281058
TE Mike Mularkey2235---------57
WR Vince Williams2035---------55
OLB Tim Joiner------15172355
ILB Darren Comeaux------17151244
TE Mark Keel913------2244
CB Barry Wilburn------8181743
RB Greg Bell1725---------42
G Kevin Gogan1320------740
QB Guido Merkens1027---------37
WR Clarence Weathers916------934
RB Johnny Hector512------1633
CB Mark Haynes------8101432
G Winford Hood1022---------32
QB Frank Reich1315---------28
FB Larry Moriarty28------1626
WR John Smith619---------25
S Gene Atkins------1212125
OLB Mark Merrill------1010121
DT Greg Meisner------119---20
OLB Timothy Dyer------65112
C Freddie Bates00------77
P John Kidd00------77
DE Josh Barrett------0066
T Hugh Heyer00------66
K Morten Andersen00------44
DE Glenn Fones------04---4
WR Mark Smith03---------3
TE Orson Mobley12---------3
RB Kenny Flowers12---------3
ILB Kurt Gouveia------01---1
C Roberto Peterson00---------0
WR James Pruitt00---------0

Directional Rushing Statistics

DistanceAttYardsAvg
Left372.3
Middle231315.7
Right4123.0
None000.0
DistanceAttYardsAvg
Left7152.1
Middle9485.3
Right7182.6
None000.0

Detailed Passing Statistics

MinnesotaAttCmp20+BdThDropDfnsHurrKnckIntc
Luc Tousignant30172412221
Steve Grogan432000120
HoustonAttCmp20+BdThDropDfnsHurrKnckIntc
Guido Merkens24131024112
Frank Reich15111101100

Directional Passing Statistics

DistanceAttCompYardsAvg
Screen85415.1
Short (0-8 Yds)21121567.4
Medium (9-18 Yds)333511.7
Long (19+ Yds)2000.0
DistanceAttCompYardsAvg
Screen76324.6
Short (0-8 Yds)1511694.6
Medium (9-18 Yds)156775.1
Long (19+ Yds)212211.0

Detailed Receiving Statistics

MinnesotaTargtCaugtDropdYards20+PPlay
WR Drew Hill970107235
FB Santiago Erickson72121014
WR Art Monk63020035
TE David Little42013033
RB James Brooks32017025
WR Reggie Langhorne21011024
RB Tony Nathan1102416
RB Junior Tautalatasi110-405
TE Chris Kelley1102312
HoustonTargtCaugtDropdYards20+PPlay
WR Vince Williams105151135
WR Lindsay Scott73021040
WR Clarence Weathers74142116
TE Mike Mularkey53030035
RB Greg Bell54023025
TE Mark Keel22015013
WR John Smith1100019
RB Johnny Hector1106012
FB Larry Moriarty1101208

Red-Zone Rushing Statistics

MinnesotaAttYardsAvgOverall Avg
RB James Brooks6101.673.25
QB Luc Tousignant188.008.00
HoustonAttYardsAvgOverall Avg

Red-Zone Passing Statistics

MinnesotaAttCompYardsAvg/AttOverall Avg
Luc Tousignant85212.635.80
HoustonAttCompYardsAvg/AttOverall Avg
Frank Reich111111.006.20

Red-Zone Receiving Statistics

MinnesotaTargetCatchYardsAvg/TargOverall Avg
WR Art Monk3251.673.33
TE David Little3182.673.25
WR Drew Hill1177.0011.89
RB James Brooks1111.005.67
HoustonTargetCatchYardsAvg/TargOverall Avg
TE Mark Keel111111.007.50

Third Down Rushing Statistics

MinnesotaRushesConversions
RB James Brooks30
HoustonRushesConversions
RB Johnny Hector11

Third Down Passing Statistics

MinnesotaAttCompConversions
Luc Tousignant1077
Steve Grogan100
HoustonAttCompConversions
Guido Merkens942
Frank Reich432

Third Down Receiving Statistics

MinnesotaTargCatchConversions
WR Art Monk222
RB James Brooks211
TE David Little211
WR Reggie Langhorne211
FB Santiago Erickson100
RB Tony Nathan111
WR Drew Hill111
HoustonTargCatchConversions
WR Vince Williams300
RB Greg Bell321
WR Lindsay Scott222
TE Mike Mularkey200
RB Johnny Hector110
FB Larry Moriarty111
WR Clarence Weathers110

SectionAttendance
Stadium69,700 (70,000 capacity)
Upper Deck21,100 (21,400)
End Zone15,400 (15,400)
Mezzanine8,900 (8,900)
Sideline Seats13,600 (13,600)
Club Seats7,400 (7,400)
Luxury Boxes3,300 (3,300)