Week 1, 1987

played in New England, MA

70 degrees, fair, 9 mph wind

Buffalo Bills710147-38
New England Patriots0600-6

Scoring Summary
1Q: 11:25 BUF - Russell Carter 70 interception return (Darrell Durham extra point)
2Q: 15:00 NED - John Carney 34 field goal
2Q: 11:46 BUF - Virgil Seay 20 pass from Dave Krieg (Darrell Durham extra point)
2Q: 07:00 NED - John Carney 35 field goal
2Q: 01:40 BUF - Darrell Durham 19 field goal
3Q: 11:25 BUF - Robert Weathers 11 pass from Dave Krieg (Darrell Durham extra point)
3Q: 02:37 BUF - Herman Fontenot 3 run (Eddie George extra point)
4Q: 02:15 BUF - Ricky Reynolds 10 interception return (Eddie George extra point)

Team StatisticsBUFNED
Record1-00-1
First Downs1614
- by Rushing43
- by Passing119
- by Penalty12
Total Net Yards316270
- Offensive Plays6365
- Yards per Play5.024.15
Net Rushing Yards8896
- Rushing Attempts2821
- Yards per Rush3.144.57
Net Passing Yards228174
- Att./Comp./Intrcpt34 - 21 - 039 - 19 - 2
- Gross Passing Yards233210
- Sacks/Yards Lost1/55/36
- Yards per Pass Play6.513.95
Fumbles/Lost0/03/2
3rd Down Conversions4/134/15
- Avg. YtG on 3rd Down8.210.3
4th Down Conversions0/00/1
Penalties/Yards8/5610/78
Punt Returns/Yards3/265/26
Kick Returns/Yards1/253/78
Interception Ret./Yards2/800/0
2pt Conversions0/00/0
Red Zone Visits32
- Red Zone TDs/FGs2/10/2
Avg. Drive StartOWN 29OWN 28
Time of Possession32:3027:30

Drive Charts

Buffalo Bills
QuarBeganPossFromPlaysYardsResult
19:552:22OWN 2555Punt
15:461:08OWN 332Punt
214:553:22OWN 23677Touchdown
26:551:18OWN 2532Punt
24:252:53OWN 24974Field Goal
315:003:00OWN 25616Punt
312:000:46OPP 19219Touchdown
39:397:09OWN 271473Touchdown
30:011:23OWN 1532Punt
412:121:50OWN 2033Punt
48:282:22OWN 343-2Punt
44:172:02OWN 41413Punt
41:261:26OWN 4627Game
New England Patriots
QuarBeganPossFromPlaysYardsResult
115:003:43OWN 34625Interception
111:171:22OWN 2537Punt
17:331:47OWN 9541Punt
14:384:43OWN 401143Field Goal
211:334:38OWN 25957Field Goal
25:371:12OWN 2834Punt
21:321:32OWN 25728Half
311:141:3550223Fumble
32:302:29OWN 383-2Punt
413:381:26OPP 413-8Punt
410:221:54OWN 42624Downs
46:061:49OWN 1730Punt
42:150:13OWN 110Interception
42:020:36OWN 1230Punt

Game MVP: Dave Krieg, Buffalo Bills

Rushing Statistics

BuffaloAttYardsAvgLG10+TD
RB Herman Fontenot12453.751321
RB Eric Dickerson710.14500
RB Steve Sewell6294.83700
RB Earnest Jackson2115.50900
FB Robert Weathers122.00200
New EnglandAttYardsAvgLG10+TD
RB Ottis Anderson8313.88700
QB Jeff Hostetler7304.291010
RB Alvin Moore4256.251910
WR Elmo Boyd166.00600
FB Rick Parros144.00400

Passing Statistics

BuffaloAttCompYardsSk/YdTDLGIntRate
Dave Krieg34212331/52280101.7
New EnglandAttCompYardsSk/YdTDLGIntRate
Jeff Hostetler35192105/36040160.4
Elliot Diaz4000/00010.0

Receiving Statistics

BuffaloCatchTargYardsAvgYACLGTD
WR Virgil Seay7127210.2938251
WR Dennis Gentry476115.2526280
WR Bruce Hill33289.3310220
TE Ulysses Norris24178.500110
WR Jeff Moore223718.5016190
FB Robert Weathers22178.508111
TE Brent Jones1311.00010
RB Eric Dickerson0100.00000
New EnglandCatchTargYardsAvgYACLGTD
WR Larry Mucker454110.250290
WR Elmo Boyd37248.000110
RB Alvin Moore36155.00680
WR Jerry Rice373812.674240
TE Greg Baty353010.007160
TE Mark Boyer225125.5036400
RB Ottis Anderson141111.000110
FB Rick Parros0100.00000
RB Michael Gunter0100.00000
WR Weegie Thompson0100.00000

Interception Statistics

BuffaloIntsYardsAvgTD
CB Russell Carter17070.001
CB Ricky Reynolds11010.001
New EnglandIntsYardsAvgTD

Fumble Statistics

BuffaloFumbRecovForceTD
OLB Rich D'Amico0100
DT Bill Elko0100
S Lawrence Johnson0010
DE Andre Tippett0010
CB Demetrious Johnson0010
New EnglandFumbRecovForceTD
WR Darnell Powell1000
RB Alvin Moore1000
WR Jerry Rice1000
TE Mark Boyer0100

Punting Statistics

BuffaloPuntYardsAvgNetLGIn20
Eddie George837346.643.4554
New EnglandPuntYardsAvgNetLGIn20
Jim McCann734248.942.3572

Kicking Statistics

BuffaloFGs40+Yd50+YdLGPAT
Darrell Durham1/10/00/0193/3
Eddie George0/00/00/002/2
New EnglandFGs40+Yd50+YdLGPAT
John Carney2/20/00/0350/0

Punt Return Statistics

BuffaloRetYardsAvgTD
Steve Sewell3268.70
New EnglandRetYardsAvgTD
Darnell Powell5265.20

Kick Return Statistics

BuffaloRetYardsAvgTD
Dennis Gentry12525.00
New EnglandRetYardsAvgTD
Rod Jones37826.00

Defensive Statistics

BuffaloTackAsstSackRPlayPPlay
CB Ricky Reynolds821.02141
CB Demetrious Johnson610.01537
OLB Scott Pelluer401.0919
DT Michael Carter401.01225
S Mike Hatchett410.01125
S Jerry Holmes400.01835
ILB Jim Laughlin300.01935
DE Jeff Stover211.52143
OLB Rich D'Amico220.01626
S Lawrence Johnson200.01536
DT John Cannon200.01019
CB Russell Carter200.01524
DT Bill Elko100.0818
ILB Chris Duliban100.026
DE Andre Tippett010.51328
DE Kenny Neil010.0817
New EnglandTackAsstSackRPlayPPlay
S Bobby Kemp750.02227
OLB Duane Bickett700.02027
CB Fred Marion600.02333
OLB Chris Washington500.02327
ILB Frank Manumaleuga420.02126
DE Fred Stokes300.02233
S Ken Hillis220.02227
S Mike Reinfeldt210.068
ILB Hal Garner210.079
DE Terry Beeson200.01013
CB David Williams200.01013
DT John Goodman200.02728
DT Doug Smith111.01432
CB Dwayne Woodruff110.02633
DE Andre Townsend110.01511
S Tom Pridemore010.068
DE Mike Gann010.02223

Pass Rush Statistics

BuffaloSackBlockHurryKnockPPlay
DE Jeff Stover1.504743
OLB Scott Pelluer1.000019
DT Michael Carter1.000025
CB Ricky Reynolds1.000041
DE Andre Tippett0.503328
DT Bill Elko0.001118
DE Kenny Neil0.001017
New EnglandSackBlockHurryKnockPPlay
DT Doug Smith1.002032
OLB Chris Washington0.020027
DE Terry Beeson0.001113
DE Mike Gann0.001123

Pass Defense Statistics

BuffaloCaughtDefnsdIntrcpPPlay
CB Ricky Reynolds60141
CB Demetrious Johnson30037
S Lawrence Johnson20036
ILB Jim Laughlin20035
OLB Rich D'Amico20026
S Mike Hatchett12025
OLB Scott Pelluer11019
CB Russell Carter10124
ILB Chris Duliban1006
S Jerry Holmes01035
New EnglandCaughtDefnsdIntrcpPPlay
CB Fred Marion41033
S Bobby Kemp40027
OLB Duane Bickett30027
CB David Williams21013
OLB Chris Washington20027
ILB Hal Garner2009
S Ken Hillis11027
S Mike Reinfeldt1008
ILB Frank Manumaleuga10026
DE Fred Stokes10033
CB Rod Jones0107

Blocking Statistics

BuffaloKeyBlBlOppPancRPlySckAPPly
G Jeff WIska48026135
T Eric Moran26028035
C Dwight Stephenson23028035
T Kari Yli-Renko15028035
G Rich Moran04026035
G Roy Simmons010200
FB Robert Weathers0108017
New EnglandKeyBlBlOppPancRPlySckAPPly
G Randy Cross15021144
C Nathan Henderson15021044
T Shaquille Jonas02021041
TE Mark Boyer02021036
T Dean Steinkuhler01021344
G Joe Fields01021141

Special Teams Tackles

BuffaloTacklesSTPlays
Ron LaPointe326
Eric Dickerson219
Andre Tippett216
Scot Brantley125
New EnglandTacklesSTPlays
Otis Wilson126
Greg Baty126
Michael Gunter118
Jerry Rice110

Participation

BuffaloRPlyOffPPlyOffRPlyDefPPlyDefSTPlyTotal Plays
T Kari Yli-Renko2835------972
T Eric Moran2835------972
S Lawrence Johnson------15361970
G Jeff WIska2635------970
G Rich Moran2635------970
WR Virgil Seay1930------1867
DE Jeff Stover------2143266
CB Ricky Reynolds------2141264
C Dwight Stephenson2835---------63
WR Dennis Gentry1933------1062
CB Demetrious Johnson------15371062
QB Dave Krieg2235---------57
DE Andre Tippett------13281657
TE Brent Jones2232------357
ILB Jim Laughlin------1935256
S Jerry Holmes------1835---53
CB Lee Miller------6201844
FB Robert Weathers817------1843
DT Bill Elko------8181743
OLB Rich D'Amico------1626---42
RB Eric Dickerson815------1942
DT Harvey Armstrong------1226240
CB Russell Carter------1524---39
S Mike Hatchett------1125238
DT Michael Carter------1225---37
DT John Cannon------1019736
TE Ron LaPointe60------2632
WR Bruce Hill1415------332
OLB Scott Pelluer------919230
OLB Scot Brantley------042529
RB Herman Fontenot1216---------28
DE Kenny Neil------817126
TE Ulysses Norris169---------25
ILB Chris Duliban------261018
RB Steve Sewell62------715
WR Jeff Moore86---------14
P Eddie George00------1111
C Branden Trejo00------99
DE Cesar Adams------0077
QB Mike Pagel60---------6
K Darrell Durham00------66
G Roy Simmons20---------2
T Leonard Mitchell20---------2
RB Earnest Jackson20---------2
OLB Jeff Gaylord------00---0
G Adam Schreiber00---------0
New EnglandRPlyOffPPlyOffRPlyDefPPlyDefSTPlyTotal Plays
G Randy Cross2144------974
T Dean Steinkuhler2144------974
G Joe Fields2141------971
T Shaquille Jonas2141------971
WR Jerry Rice1940------1069
C Nathan Henderson2144---------65
QB Jeff Hostetler2140---------61
WR Elmo Boyd2139---------60
CB Dwayne Woodruff------2633---59
TE Mark Boyer2136------158
DT John Goodman------2728156
CB Fred Marion------2333---56
DE Fred Stokes------2233156
DT Doug Smith------1432551
S Ken Hillis------2227150
OLB Chris Washington------2327---50
S Bobby Kemp------2227---49
OLB Duane Bickett------2027148
ILB Frank Manumaleuga------2126---47
TE Greg Baty614------2646
DE Mike Gann------2223---45
WR Larry Mucker1125------743
CB David Williams------10131942
S Mike Reinfeldt------682539
WR Darnell Powell412------2036
RB Alvin Moore1025------136
FB Rick Parros49------2033
DE Terry Beeson------1013932
DE Andre Townsend------1511531
OLB Otis Wilson------202628
WR Weegie Thompson05------1823
RB Ottis Anderson913---------22
CB Rod Jones------67720
RB Michael Gunter01------1819
S Tom Pridemore------68317
ILB Jerry Muckensturm------001616
ILB Hal Garner------79---16
CB Donnie Elder------40913
P Jim McCann00------99
C K.C. Hoffman00------99
K John Carney00------55
QB Elliot Diaz04---------4
T Jackie Slater03---------3
C Bill Bryan03---------3
TE Robert Awalt01---------1
G David Diaz-Infante00---------0

Directional Rushing Statistics

DistanceAttYardsAvg
Left10151.5
Middle10464.6
Right8273.4
None000.0
DistanceAttYardsAvg
Left284.0
Middle17814.8
Right273.5
None000.0

Detailed Passing Statistics

BuffaloAttCmp20+BdThDropDfnsHurrKnckIntc
Dave Krieg34214124420
New EnglandAttCmp20+BdThDropDfnsHurrKnckIntc
Jeff Hostetler35193134791
Elliot Diaz400010221

Directional Passing Statistics

DistanceAttCompYardsAvg
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Short (0-8 Yds)139957.3
Medium (9-18 Yds)1591016.7
Long (19+ Yds)3000.0
DistanceAttCompYardsAvg
Screen4292.3
Short (0-8 Yds)2211974.4
Medium (9-18 Yds)104515.1
Long (19+ Yds)325317.7

Detailed Receiving Statistics

BuffaloTargtCaugtDropdYards20+PPlay
WR Virgil Seay127172230
WR Dennis Gentry74061133
TE Ulysses Norris4211709
TE Brent Jones3101032
WR Bruce Hill33028115
WR Jeff Moore2203706
FB Robert Weathers22017017
RB Eric Dickerson1000015
New EnglandTargtCaugtDropdYards20+PPlay
WR Elmo Boyd73124039
WR Jerry Rice73038140
RB Alvin Moore63015025
WR Larry Mucker54141125
TE Greg Baty53030014
RB Ottis Anderson41111013
TE Mark Boyer22051136
FB Rick Parros101009
RB Michael Gunter100001
WR Weegie Thompson100005

Red-Zone Rushing Statistics

BuffaloAttYardsAvgOverall Avg
RB Herman Fontenot3124.003.75
New EnglandAttYardsAvgOverall Avg

Red-Zone Passing Statistics

BuffaloAttCompYardsAvg/AttOverall Avg
Dave Krieg97495.446.85
New EnglandAttCompYardsAvg/AttOverall Avg
Jeff Hostetler21-1-0.506.00

Red-Zone Receiving Statistics

BuffaloTargetCatchYardsAvg/TargOverall Avg
WR Virgil Seay32237.676.00
FB Robert Weathers22178.508.50
WR Dennis Gentry2184.008.71
TE Brent Jones1111.000.33
WR Bruce Hill1100.009.33
New EnglandTargetCatchYardsAvg/TargOverall Avg
RB Alvin Moore1000.002.50
WR Jerry Rice11-1-1.005.43

Third Down Rushing Statistics

BuffaloRushesConversions
RB Herman Fontenot51
New EnglandRushesConversions
QB Jeff Hostetler43
RB Ottis Anderson10

Third Down Passing Statistics

BuffaloAttCompConversions
Dave Krieg853
New EnglandAttCompConversions
Jeff Hostetler861
Elliot Diaz100

Third Down Receiving Statistics

BuffaloTargCatchConversions
WR Dennis Gentry322
TE Ulysses Norris210
WR Jeff Moore111
WR Virgil Seay110
TE Brent Jones100
New EnglandTargCatchConversions
RB Alvin Moore321
WR Larry Mucker210
WR Jerry Rice220
WR Weegie Thompson100
TE Mark Boyer110

SectionAttendance
Stadium70,000 (70,000 capacity)
Upper Deck21,400 (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)