Week 1, 1987

played in Detroit, MI

62 degrees, fair, 5 mph wind

Minnesota Vikings07143-24
Detroit Lions10300-13

Scoring Summary
1Q: 12:58 DET - Daryl Turner 13 pass from Scott Lindquist (Chester Jacobsen extra point)
1Q: 06:23 DET - Chester Jacobsen 35 field goal
2Q: 14:53 DET - Chester Jacobsen 44 field goal
2Q: 07:21 MIN - Junior Tautalatasi 29 pass from Steve Grogan (Paul McFadden extra point)
3Q: 07:10 MIN - Drew Hill 15 pass from Steve Grogan (Paul McFadden extra point)
3Q: 04:18 MIN - Vann McElroy 33 interception return (Paul McFadden extra point)
4Q: 02:42 MIN - Paul McFadden 36 field goal

Team StatisticsMINDET
Record1-00-1
First Downs1421
- by Rushing79
- by Passing712
- by Penalty00
Total Net Yards339366
- Offensive Plays5971
- Yards per Play5.755.15
Net Rushing Yards122139
- Rushing Attempts2427
- Yards per Rush5.085.15
Net Passing Yards217227
- Att./Comp./Intrcpt34 - 19 - 041 - 20 - 1
- Gross Passing Yards220244
- Sacks/Yards Lost1/33/17
- Yards per Pass Play6.205.16
Fumbles/Lost1/10/0
3rd Down Conversions3/135/16
- Avg. YtG on 3rd Down9.79.2
4th Down Conversions1/10/0
Penalties/Yards3/307/50
Punt Returns/Yards4/263/14
Kick Returns/Yards2/421/18
Interception Ret./Yards1/330/0
2pt Conversions0/00/0
Red Zone Visits22
- Red Zone TDs/FGs1/11/1
Avg. Drive StartOWN 26OWN 26
Time of Possession27:5732:03

Drive Charts

Minnesota Vikings
QuarBeganPossFromPlaysYardsResult
112:502:06OWN 2539Punt
16:151:47OWN 2838Punt
214:471:20OWN 253-6Punt
212:195:12OWN 201080Touchdown
25:071:45OWN 1336Punt
21:411:41OWN 20638Half
315:003:40OWN 27520Punt
38:511:49OWN 25575Touchdown
35:551:09OWN 3334Punt
31:540:50OWN 2336Punt
412:130:39OWN 40222Fumble
48:325:58OWN 201061Field Goal
40:380:38OWN 403-4Game
Detroit Lions
QuarBeganPossFromPlaysYardsResult
115:002:10OWN 25475Touchdown
110:444:29OWN 22860Field Goal
14:284:41OWN 141059Field Goal
213:271:08OWN 4636Punt
27:072:00OWN 25416Punt
23:221:41OWN 35614Punt
311:202:29OWN 5511Punt
37:021:07OWN 2531Punt
34:460:41OWN 2320Interception
34:052:11OWN 2732Punt
31:043:51OWN 39828Missed FG
411:343:02OWN 38622Punt
42:341:56OWN 25942Missed FG

Game MVP: Steve Grogan, Minnesota Vikings

Rushing Statistics

MinnesotaAttYardsAvgLG10+TD
RB Junior Tautalatasi12433.581010
RB Tony Nathan77310.432130
QB Steve Grogan420.50600
RB James Brooks144.00400
DetroitAttYardsAvgLG10+TD
RB Van Williams19854.471520
RB Randy McMillan5357.001620
QB Scott Lindquist2189.001110
FB Amos Lawrence111.00100

Passing Statistics

MinnesotaAttCompYardsSk/YdTDLGIntRate
Steve Grogan34192201/3259095.2
DetroitAttCompYardsSk/YdTDLGIntRate
Scott Lindquist41202443/17141165.5

Receiving Statistics

MinnesotaCatchTargYardsAvgYACLGTD
WR Drew Hill610518.5028231
RB Tony Nathan22105.00160
WR Art Monk2263.00380
TE David Little24147.004180
TE Travis Tucker25136.501110
RB Junior Tautalatasi233919.5019291
FB Santiago Erickson135959.0050590
WR Reggie Langhorne1499.00090
WR Jamie Holland111919.005190
DetroitCatchTargYardsAvgYACLGTD
WR Dennis McKinnon61310417.3339410
WR Daryl Turner514489.6014131
TE Clarence Kay45399.759140
RB Van Williams22136.50570
TE Tony Davis23199.500110
FB Amos Lawrence112121.0014210
TE Damone Johnson0100.00000
WR Karl Powe0200.00000

Interception Statistics

MinnesotaIntsYardsAvgTD
CB Vann McElroy13333.001
DetroitIntsYardsAvgTD

Fumble Statistics

MinnesotaFumbRecovForceTD
RB James Brooks1000
DetroitFumbRecovForceTD
DT Mike Stensrud0100
OLB Greg Lloyd0010

Punting Statistics

MinnesotaPuntYardsAvgNetLGIn20
Dakota Gonzalez730042.940.9482
DetroitPuntYardsAvgNetLGIn20
Earnest Lucas735951.339.0673

Kicking Statistics

MinnesotaFGs40+Yd50+YdLGPAT
Paul McFadden1/10/00/0363/3
DetroitFGs40+Yd50+YdLGPAT
Chester Jacobsen2/41/30/2441/1

Punt Return Statistics

MinnesotaRetYardsAvgTD
Reggie Langhorne4266.50
DetroitRetYardsAvgTD
Curt Pardridge3144.70

Kick Return Statistics

MinnesotaRetYardsAvgTD
Reggie Langhorne12020.00
Lyle Pickens12222.00
DetroitRetYardsAvgTD
Curt Pardridge11818.00

Defensive Statistics

MinnesotaTackAsstSackRPlayPPlay
S Kerry Justin830.02536
OLB Lester Boyd720.52540
ILB Reggie McKenzie700.02330
CB Eric Thomas500.02743
DT Gerald Williams411.02433
OLB Ken Woodard300.01617
OLB Micah Moon300.0210
S Eugene Robinson221.02541
DT Todd Liebenstein220.02642
CB Vann McElroy200.02744
ILB Lance Sellers200.0414
DE Robert Thompson110.52533
DE Mark Jerue120.02431
CB Eugene Daniel100.023
S Jeff Donaldson100.0918
DE Randy Watts010.0314
DetroitTackAsstSackRPlayPPlay
OLB Greg Lloyd950.02030
ILB Garry Cobb710.02335
S Brett Maxie500.02124
S Rodney Bellinger410.02435
CB Wanye Smith310.01519
CB Andre Waters310.02435
DE Jim Jeffcoat201.01718
DT Mike Stensrud210.02028
OLB Curtis Stowers200.01019
CB Jafus White100.0412
DT William Devane100.01217

Pass Rush Statistics

MinnesotaSackBlockHurryKnockPPlay
DT Gerald Williams1.001333
S Eugene Robinson1.000041
DE Robert Thompson0.502033
OLB Lester Boyd0.500040
DT Todd Liebenstein0.010042
DE Mark Jerue0.002031
DE Jim Herrmann0.001010
OLB Micah Moon0.001010
DetroitSackBlockHurryKnockPPlay
DE Jim Jeffcoat1.001018
DE Bill Acker0.010022
DE Josh Troy0.010013
DT Brad White0.001015
DT William Devane0.001017
OLB Greg Lloyd0.001030
DE Sean McNanie0.00017

Pass Defense Statistics

MinnesotaCaughtDefnsdIntrcpPPlay
OLB Lester Boyd60040
S Kerry Justin41036
CB Eric Thomas21043
OLB Micah Moon20010
OLB Ken Woodard12017
S Eugene Robinson11041
CB Eugene Daniel1003
S Jeff Donaldson10018
ILB Reggie McKenzie10030
ILB Lance Sellers10014
CB Vann McElroy01144
DetroitCaughtDefnsdIntrcpPPlay
ILB Garry Cobb63035
CB Andre Waters31035
S Brett Maxie30024
OLB Greg Lloyd30030
CB Wanye Smith11019
DT Mike Stensrud10028
CB Jafus White10012
S Rodney Bellinger10035
S Elbert Shelley01010

Blocking Statistics

MinnesotaKeyBlBlOppPancRPlySckAPPly
G Raleigh McKenzie46024035
C Chuck Thomas26024035
T Steve Moore13024035
G Steve Wallace13022032
TE David Little11020028
T Steve August01024135
DetroitKeyBlBlOppPancRPlySckAPPly
C Jim Sweeney612227144
G Steve Sybeldon35027044
T Buddy Hardaway23027244
C Kevin Belcher12127044
T Sal Cerario12027044
TE Tony Davis01010016

Special Teams Tackles

MinnesotaTacklesSTPlays
Chester Phillips217
Travis Tucker124
Steve Wallace113
DetroitTacklesSTPlays
Andre Waters324
Bill Acker212
Lionel Vital127

Participation

MinnesotaRPlyOffPPlyOffRPlyDefPPlyDefSTPlyTotal Plays
CB Eric Thomas------27431585
CB Vann McElroy------2744475
DT Todd Liebenstein------2642371
S Eugene Robinson------2541470
OLB Lester Boyd------2540368
G Steve Wallace2232------1367
T Steve August2435------766
G Raleigh McKenzie2435------665
S Kerry Justin------2536263
QB Steve Grogan2435---------59
T Steve Moore2435---------59
DE Robert Thompson------2533159
C Chuck Thomas2435---------59
DT Gerald Williams------2433---57
DE Mark Jerue------2431---55
WR Drew Hill2331---------54
ILB Reggie McKenzie------2330---53
WR Art Monk2131---------52
WR Reggie Langhorne1419------1750
TE David Little2028---------48
TE Travis Tucker915------2448
S Jeff Donaldson------9181744
OLB Micah Moon------2102638
CB Lyle Pickens------4121935
FB Santiago Erickson412------1733
OLB Ken Woodard------1617---33
ILB Lance Sellers------4141533
RB Junior Tautalatasi1416---------30
DT Jim Scott------391123
DE Jim Herrmann------2101022
RB Tony Nathan813---------21
DE Randy Watts------314421
WR Jamie Holland04------1620
TE Chris Kelley20------1719
RB Chester Phillips00------1717
C Juan Ware00------88
P Dakota Gonzalez00------88
T Roger Caron00------88
WR Hassan Jones35---------8
C Bob White00------88
G Eric Lasko23------16
K Paul McFadden00------66
DT Darien Hines------1416
CB Eugene Daniel------23---5
RB James Brooks21---------3
QB Luc Tousignant00---------0
DetroitRPlyOffPPlyOffRPlyDefPPlyDefSTPlyTotal Plays
RB Van Williams2237------2786
CB Andre Waters------24352483
T Buddy Hardaway2744------1182
G Steve Sybeldon2744------1182
T Sal Cerario2744------475
WR Daryl Turner2540------974
OLB Greg Lloyd------20302474
QB Scott Lindquist2744---------71
C Kevin Belcher2744---------71
C Jim Sweeney2744---------71
ILB Garry Cobb------23351270
WR Dennis McKinnon2538---------63
TE Clarence Kay2240------163
S Rodney Bellinger------2435160
DT Mike Stensrud------2028755
DE Bill Acker------19221253
CB Reyna Thompson------19211252
S Brett Maxie------2124146
CB Wanye Smith------1519236
DE Jim Jeffcoat------1718136
WR Karl Powe1021---------31
OLB Curtis Stowers------1019130
DT William Devane------1217---29
RB Lionel Vital00------2727
S Elbert Shelley------1101627
FB Amos Lawrence1214---------26
TE Tony Davis1016---------26
DT Brad White------815124
DE Sean McNanie------77822
WR Kitrick Taylor00------2020
CB Jafus White------412319
DT Stan Mataele------810119
DE Josh Troy------413---17
T Daryle Smith00------1515
WR Curt Pardridge20------1214
TE Damone Johnson27------413
RB Randy McMillan57---------12
OLB Gary Spann------210---12
P Earnest Lucas00------1111
C Elias Carter00------1111
G Nick Haden00------1111
S Mo Hamiter------54---9
K Chester Jacobsen00------88
ILB Jeff Schuh------10---1
ILB John Rade------01---1
QB Jack Trudeau00---------0

Directional Rushing Statistics

DistanceAttYardsAvg
Left44812.0
Middle16754.7
Right133.0
None3-4-1.3
DistanceAttYardsAvg
Left9121.3
Middle11676.1
Right7608.6
None000.0

Detailed Passing Statistics

MinnesotaAttCmp20+BdThDropDfnsHurrKnckIntc
Steve Grogan34193306410
DetroitAttCmp20+BdThDropDfnsHurrKnckIntc
Scott Lindquist41202336731

Directional Passing Statistics

DistanceAttCompYardsAvg
Screen75243.4
Short (0-8 Yds)169623.9
Medium (9-18 Yds)8513416.8
Long (19+ Yds)3000.0
DistanceAttCompYardsAvg
Screen22136.5
Short (0-8 Yds)23121155.0
Medium (9-18 Yds)1461168.3
Long (19+ Yds)2000.0

Detailed Receiving Statistics

MinnesotaTargtCaugtDropdYards20+PPlay
WR Drew Hill106051131
TE Travis Tucker52013015
TE David Little42014028
WR Reggie Langhorne4109019
FB Santiago Erickson31059112
RB Junior Tautalatasi32039116
RB Tony Nathan22010013
WR Art Monk2206031
WR Jamie Holland1101904
DetroitTargtCaugtDropdYards20+PPlay
WR Daryl Turner145348040
WR Dennis McKinnon1360104138
TE Clarence Kay54039040
TE Tony Davis32019016
RB Van Williams22013037
WR Karl Powe2000021
FB Amos Lawrence11021114
TE Damone Johnson100007

Red-Zone Rushing Statistics

MinnesotaAttYardsAvgOverall Avg
RB Junior Tautalatasi111.003.58
DetroitAttYardsAvgOverall Avg
RB Van Williams144.004.47

Red-Zone Passing Statistics

MinnesotaAttCompYardsAvg/AttOverall Avg
Steve Grogan21157.506.47
DetroitAttCompYardsAvg/AttOverall Avg
Scott Lindquist111313.005.95

Red-Zone Receiving Statistics

MinnesotaTargetCatchYardsAvg/TargOverall Avg
WR Drew Hill111515.005.10
RB Junior Tautalatasi1000.0013.00
DetroitTargetCatchYardsAvg/TargOverall Avg
WR Daryl Turner111313.003.43

Third Down Rushing Statistics

MinnesotaRushesConversions
QB Steve Grogan10
RB Junior Tautalatasi10
DetroitRushesConversions
RB Van Williams33
RB Randy McMillan11

Third Down Passing Statistics

MinnesotaAttCompConversions
Steve Grogan1183
DetroitAttCompConversions
Scott Lindquist1251

Third Down Receiving Statistics

MinnesotaTargCatchConversions
WR Drew Hill321
FB Santiago Erickson211
RB Tony Nathan220
TE David Little211
TE Travis Tucker110
WR Jamie Holland110
DetroitTargCatchConversions
WR Daryl Turner510
RB Van Williams220
WR Dennis McKinnon210
TE Clarence Kay111
TE Damone Johnson100
WR Karl Powe100

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)