Week 1, 1987

played in Tennessee, TN

80 degrees, fair, 2 mph wind

Indianapolis Colts7370-17
Tennessee Titans79013-29

Scoring Summary
1Q: 07:10 IND - Phil Epps 49 pass from Ben Bennett (Chris Bahr extra point)
1Q: 02:17 TEN - Eddie Hunter 3 run (Mike Lansford extra point)
2Q: 11:11 IND - Chris Bahr 27 field goal
2Q: 07:38 TEN - Mike Lansford 49 field goal
2Q: 02:29 TEN - Mike Lansford 46 field goal
2Q: 00:16 TEN - Mike Lansford 58 field goal
3Q: 09:43 IND - Jon Francis 2 run (Chris Bahr extra point)
4Q: 03:49 TEN - Michael Clemons 9 pass from Phil Simms (Phil Simms pass for conversion failed)
4Q: 01:43 TEN - Herman Hunter 28 run (Mike Lansford extra point)

Team StatisticsINDTEN
Record0-11-0
First Downs2220
- by Rushing107
- by Passing810
- by Penalty43
Total Net Yards385352
- Offensive Plays6965
- Yards per Play5.585.42
Net Rushing Yards150117
- Rushing Attempts2931
- Yards per Rush5.173.77
Net Passing Yards235235
- Att./Comp./Intrcpt38 - 22 - 333 - 20 - 0
- Gross Passing Yards256242
- Sacks/Yards Lost2/211/7
- Yards per Pass Play5.886.91
Fumbles/Lost0/02/1
3rd Down Conversions4/126/15
- Avg. YtG on 3rd Down5.88.3
4th Down Conversions0/10/0
Penalties/Yards8/6010/66
Punt Returns/Yards2/162/26
Kick Returns/Yards3/622/41
Interception Ret./Yards0/03/21
2pt Conversions0/01/0
Red Zone Visits22
- Red Zone TDs/FGs1/12/0
Avg. Drive StartOWN 27OWN 30
Time of Possession31:3928:21

Drive Charts

Indianapolis Colts
QuarBeganPossFromPlaysYardsResult
115:003:58OWN 25839Punt
18:582:07OWN 38462Touchdown
12:086:03OWN 101180Field Goal
27:332:08OWN 3838Punt
22:221:08OWN 25513Punt
20:110:11OWN 211-2Half
313:233:47OWN 43857Touchdown
37:553:06OWN 15514Punt
31:011:16OPP 4149Interception
413:022:37OWN 5565Interception
49:193:07OWN 31735Punt
43:411:30OWN 25616Downs
41:300:28OWN 2025Interception
Tennessee Titans
QuarBeganPossFromPlaysYardsResult
111:022:04OWN 2033Punt
16:514:43OWN 26974Touchdown
211:053:32OWN 25943Field Goal
25:253:03OWN 33538Field Goal
21:141:03OWN 26533Field Goal
315:001:37OWN 5412Punt
39:361:41OWN 3432Punt
34:493:48OWN 31710Fumble
414:451:43OWN 4337Punt
410:251:06OWN 2432Punt
46:122:31OWN 5795Touchdown
42:110:41OPP 41541Touchdown
41:021:02OPP 3433Game

Game MVP: Phil Simms, Tennessee Titans

Rushing Statistics

IndianapolisAttYardsAvgLG10+TD
RB Joe Carter171036.061550
RB Jon Francis7213.00701
QB Ben Bennett5265.20800
TennesseeAttYardsAvgLG10+TD
RB Eddie Hunter23803.481131
RB Herman Hunter34013.332811
QB Phil Simms2-2-1.00-100
FB Gerald Willhite2-3-1.50100
RB Michael Clemons122.00200

Passing Statistics

IndianapolisAttCompYardsSk/YdTDLGIntRate
Ben Bennett38222562/21149354.2
TennesseeAttCompYardsSk/YdTDLGIntRate
Phil Simms33202421/7164093.2

Receiving Statistics

IndianapolisCatchTargYardsAvgYACLGTD
WR Matt Bouza465413.5022340
WR Phil Epps4710827.0042491
WR Mark Clayton46379.254250
TE Tony Samuels36144.67080
RB Joe Carter3820.67030
TE Billy Griggs232914.5020270
WR Jackie Flowers1177.00070
RB Jon Francis1155.00550
TennesseeCatchTargYardsAvgYACLGTD
WR Sammy White363110.3313150
WR Paul Skansi346923.0012640
RB Herman Hunter34196.333110
WR Al Toon333913.0019200
WR John Jefferson23115.50160
RB Eddie Hunter232211.0016210
TE Ozzie Newsome132424.007240
FB Gerald Willhite121212.002120
TE Pat Dunsmore1266.00260
RB Michael Clemons1199.00591
TE Rocky Klever0100.00000
WR Curtis Duncan0100.00000

Interception Statistics

IndianapolisIntsYardsAvgTD
TennesseeIntsYardsAvgTD
CB Richard Johnson200.000
CB Terry Jackson12121.000

Fumble Statistics

IndianapolisFumbRecovForceTD
DT Bill Pickel0100
DT Frank Wright0010
OLB Emanuel King0010
TennesseeFumbRecovForceTD
RB Eddie Hunter2000
WR Sammy White0100

Punting Statistics

IndianapolisPuntYardsAvgNetLGIn20
Brian Hansen518837.628.4422
TennesseePuntYardsAvgNetLGIn20
Bill Smith523747.444.2542

Kicking Statistics

IndianapolisFGs40+Yd50+YdLGPAT
Chris Bahr1/10/00/0272/2
TennesseeFGs40+Yd50+YdLGPAT
Mike Lansford3/33/31/1582/2

Punt Return Statistics

IndianapolisRetYardsAvgTD
Everson Walls2168.00
TennesseeRetYardsAvgTD
Paul Skansi22613.00

Kick Return Statistics

IndianapolisRetYardsAvgTD
Everson Walls23718.50
Dave Becker12525.00
TennesseeRetYardsAvgTD
John Jefferson11717.00
Al Toon12424.00

Defensive Statistics

IndianapolisTackAsstSackRPlayPPlay
OLB Emanuel King920.03031
S Glenn Blackwood720.02822
S William Graham510.03134
DE Freddie Joe Nunn420.53134
ILB Craig Bingham400.02824
CB Dave Becker300.01422
DT Bill Pickel300.02329
S Lester Lyles300.0211
DT Frank Wright220.52722
DE Phil Tabor220.02924
CB Everson Walls220.01815
OLB Joel Williams110.01113
CB Mike Richardson110.02822
TE Tony Samuels10---------
OLB Mike Douglass100.039
CB Ted Watts100.01712
WR Mark Clayton10---------
RB Joe Carter10---------
DE George Crump010.01219
TennesseeTackAsstSackRPlayPPlay
ILB Kevin Hancock710.02326
OLB Hugh Green620.51312
CB Richard Johnson600.02638
CB Carl Howard420.01619
OLB Cornelius Bennett410.02336
DT Eric Williams301.02829
DE Walt Bowyer310.02438
S James Griffin310.02631
DE Elvis Franks300.02635
ILB Pepper Johnson300.0613
CB Terry Jackson220.02940
DT Garin Veris210.02639
CB Javier Wean200.0311
S Todd Bell140.02740
OLB Frank Bush100.056
DE Charles Haley010.5613
CB Brian Carpenter010.042

Pass Rush Statistics

IndianapolisSackBlockHurryKnockPPlay
DE Freddie Joe Nunn0.512334
DT Frank Wright0.500022
DT Bill Pickel0.012029
DE Phil Tabor0.001024
OLB Emanuel King0.001031
TennesseeSackBlockHurryKnockPPlay
DT Eric Williams1.002629
OLB Hugh Green0.500012
DE Charles Haley0.500013
DE Elvis Franks0.011335
DE Walt Bowyer0.001138
ILB Pepper Johnson0.001013

Pass Defense Statistics

IndianapolisCaughtDefnsdIntrcpPPlay
S William Graham31034
CB Dave Becker30022
OLB Emanuel King30031
S Lester Lyles30011
ILB Craig Bingham22024
OLB Mike Douglass1009
DE Phil Tabor10024
OLB Joel Williams10013
S Glenn Blackwood10022
CB Everson Walls10015
CB Ted Watts10012
TennesseeCaughtDefnsdIntrcpPPlay
CB Carl Howard40019
OLB Cornelius Bennett30036
S James Griffin21031
CB Richard Johnson20238
OLB Hugh Green20012
DE Walt Bowyer20038
CB Javier Wean20011
ILB Pepper Johnson20013
CB Terry Jackson11140
S Todd Bell10040
DT Eric Williams10029

Blocking Statistics

IndianapolisKeyBlBlOppPancRPlySckAPPly
C Jay Hilgenberg78129040
T John Alt27029140
G Bill Dugan14029040
T Matt Darwin1106121
T Ed Muransky11023019
G Ray Brown03029040
TennesseeKeyBlBlOppPancRPlySckAPPly
G Ken Jones47031034
C Perry Hartnett38031034
T Bob Cryder26031034
G Todd Peat23031034
FB Gerald Willhite22011015
T Nate Newton13031134

Special Teams Tackles

IndianapolisTacklesSTPlays
Del Rodgers222
Joe Carter117
Jim Hough19
TennesseeTacklesSTPlays
Javier Wean312
Cam Jacobs121
Al Toon116

Participation

IndianapolisRPlyOffPPlyOffRPlyDefPPlyDefSTPlyTotal Plays
G Bill Dugan2940------675
T John Alt2940------675
G Ray Brown2940------675
RB Joe Carter2035------1772
C Jay Hilgenberg2940---------69
WR Mark Clayton2940---------69
QB Ben Bennett2940---------69
S William Graham------3134368
DE Freddie Joe Nunn------3134368
OLB Emanuel King------3031364
DT Bill Pickel------2329860
WR Phil Epps2433---------57
TE Tony Samuels1934---------53
DE Phil Tabor------2924---53
ILB Craig Bingham------2824---52
S Glenn Blackwood------2822---50
CB Mike Richardson------2822---50
CB Everson Walls------18151649
DT Frank Wright------2722---49
CB Dave Becker------14221046
T Ed Muransky2319------446
WR Matt Bouza1420------1145
FB Del Rodgers614------2242
CB Ted Watts------17121241
TE Dan Ross76------2235
DE George Crump------1219334
S Benny Perrin------3111933
WR Jackie Flowers77------1731
ILB Jon Brooks------3111529
T Matt Darwin621---------27
OLB Ray Costict------132125
OLB Joel Williams------1113---24
S Lester Lyles------211821
TE Billy Griggs106---------16
DE Markus Koch------26816
OLB Mike Douglass------39315
RB Jon Francis95---------14
C Jim Hough00------99
C Cole Berry00------66
P Brian Hansen00------66
K Chris Bahr00------55
RB Tony Cherry00------44
T Dan Remsberg00------22
QB Mike Kelley00---------0
WR Perry Tuttle00---------0
G Doug Marone00---------0
TennesseeRPlyOffPPlyOffRPlyDefPPlyDefSTPlyTotal Plays
G Todd Peat3134------873
CB Terry Jackson------2940170
S Todd Bell------2740168
DT Garin Veris------2639166
G Ken Jones3134---------65
T Bob Cryder3134---------65
QB Phil Simms3134---------65
C Perry Hartnett3134---------65
T Nate Newton3134---------65
CB Richard Johnson------2638165
DE Walt Bowyer------2438163
DT Eric Williams------2829663
DE Elvis Franks------2635---61
OLB Cornelius Bennett------2336160
S James Griffin------2631158
WR Al Toon2218------1656
TE Ozzie Newsome2529---------54
WR Paul Skansi1916------1954
ILB Kevin Hancock------2326150
WR John Jefferson2020------646
FB Gerald Willhite1115------1945
WR Sammy White1922---------41
RB Eddie Hunter2514---------39
RB Herman Hunter514------1938
CB Carl Howard------1619---35
OLB Cam Jacobs------642131
ILB Pepper Johnson------613928
TE Rocky Klever03------2427
OLB Hugh Green------1312126
CB Javier Wean------3111226
S Scottie Miller------281626
DE Charles Haley------613524
CB Brian Carpenter------421622
TE Pat Dunsmore814---------22
WR Curtis Duncan01------1415
OLB Frank Bush------56112
K Mike Lansford00------1010
C Terry Matthews00------88
C Rob Monaco00------88
G Lloyd Yancey00------88
T Mark Cochran00------88
P Bill Smith00------88
CB Bruce McNorton------0055
RB Michael Clemons14---------5
TE Norris Brown00---------0
QB Scott Campbell00---------0

Directional Rushing Statistics

DistanceAttYardsAvg
Left8212.6
Middle13947.2
Right7375.3
None1-2-2.0
DistanceAttYardsAvg
Left3134.3
Middle23783.4
Right3289.3
None2-2-1.0

Detailed Passing Statistics

IndianapolisAttCmp20+BdThDropDfnsHurrKnckIntc
Ben Bennett382263225103
TennesseeAttCmp20+BdThDropDfnsHurrKnckIntc
Phil Simms33204113630

Directional Passing Statistics

DistanceAttCompYardsAvg
Screen4341.0
Short (0-8 Yds)2111653.1
Medium (9-18 Yds)758512.1
Long (19+ Yds)6310217.0
DistanceAttCompYardsAvg
Screen4382.0
Short (0-8 Yds)22141316.0
Medium (9-18 Yds)42399.8
Long (19+ Yds)316421.3

Detailed Receiving Statistics

IndianapolisTargtCaugtDropdYards20+PPlay
RB Joe Carter8302035
WR Phil Epps740108333
TE Tony Samuels63114034
WR Matt Bouza64154120
WR Mark Clayton64037140
TE Billy Griggs3202916
WR Jackie Flowers110707
RB Jon Francis110505
TennesseeTargtCaugtDropdYards20+PPlay
WR Sammy White63031022
WR Paul Skansi43069116
RB Herman Hunter43019014
TE Ozzie Newsome31124129
WR John Jefferson32011020
WR Al Toon33039118
RB Eddie Hunter32022114
FB Gerald Willhite21012015
TE Pat Dunsmore2106014
TE Rocky Klever100003
RB Michael Clemons110904
WR Curtis Duncan100001

Red-Zone Rushing Statistics

IndianapolisAttYardsAvgOverall Avg
RB Joe Carter200.006.06
RB Jon Francis210.503.00
TennesseeAttYardsAvgOverall Avg
RB Eddie Hunter3206.673.48

Red-Zone Passing Statistics

IndianapolisAttCompYardsAvg/AttOverall Avg
Ben Bennett1188.006.74
TennesseeAttCompYardsAvg/AttOverall Avg
Phil Simms2194.507.33

Red-Zone Receiving Statistics

IndianapolisTargetCatchYardsAvg/TargOverall Avg
TE Tony Samuels1188.002.33
TennesseeTargetCatchYardsAvg/TargOverall Avg
WR Paul Skansi1000.0017.25
RB Michael Clemons1199.009.00

Third Down Rushing Statistics

IndianapolisRushesConversions
QB Ben Bennett11
RB Jon Francis10
TennesseeRushesConversions
QB Phil Simms10
FB Gerald Willhite10
RB Herman Hunter11
RB Eddie Hunter11

Third Down Passing Statistics

IndianapolisAttCompConversions
Ben Bennett943
TennesseeAttCompConversions
Phil Simms1174

Third Down Receiving Statistics

IndianapolisTargCatchConversions
WR Phil Epps321
TE Tony Samuels200
WR Matt Bouza211
WR Mark Clayton111
RB Joe Carter100
TennesseeTargCatchConversions
WR Al Toon331
WR Sammy White211
RB Herman Hunter222
TE Ozzie Newsome100
WR John Jefferson100
WR Paul Skansi110
WR Curtis Duncan100

SectionAttendance
Stadium62,200 (71,000 capacity)
Upper Deck18,000 (21,000)
End Zone13,500 (15,100)
Mezzanine7,800 (8,700)
Sideline Seats11,600 (13,400)
Club Seats7,000 (7,800)
Luxury Boxes4,300 (5,000)