Week 1, 1987

played in Baltimore, MD

56 degrees, fair, 4 mph wind

Pittsburgh Steelers3777-24
Baltimore Ravens0300-3

Scoring Summary
1Q: 00:48 PIT - Jim Breech 54 field goal
2Q: 11:54 BAL - Eddie Murray 44 field goal
2Q: 01:24 PIT - Stanford Jennings 7 pass from Bernie Kosar (Jim Breech extra point)
3Q: 00:59 PIT - Clint Didier 13 pass from Bernie Kosar (Jim Breech extra point)
4Q: 01:09 PIT - Mike Singletary 85 interception return (Jim Breech extra point)

Team StatisticsPITBAL
Record1-00-1
First Downs2216
- by Rushing154
- by Passing610
- by Penalty12
Total Net Yards329290
- Offensive Plays6961
- Yards per Play4.774.75
Net Rushing Yards214131
- Rushing Attempts3719
- Yards per Rush5.786.89
Net Passing Yards115159
- Att./Comp./Intrcpt29 - 15 - 040 - 22 - 3
- Gross Passing Yards133169
- Sacks/Yards Lost3/182/10
- Yards per Pass Play3.593.79
Fumbles/Lost1/10/0
3rd Down Conversions6/152/12
- Avg. YtG on 3rd Down7.27.2
4th Down Conversions0/02/2
Penalties/Yards4/205/25
Punt Returns/Yards3/292/11
Kick Returns/Yards0/03/73
Interception Ret./Yards3/950/0
2pt Conversions0/00/0
Red Zone Visits31
- Red Zone TDs/FGs2/00/0
Avg. Drive StartOWN 23OWN 28
Time of Possession34:5225:08

Drive Charts

Pittsburgh Steelers
QuarBeganPossFromPlaysYardsResult
112:282:07OWN 747Punt
19:264:06OWN 14756Missed FG
13:533:12OWN 27736Field Goal
211:487:38OWN 251470Fumble
22:451:29OPP 49649Touchdown
20:270:27OWN 930Punt
315:001:49OWN 253-10Punt
312:172:49OWN 19733Punt
34:494:01OWN 45755Touchdown
412:550:29OWN 2030Punt
48:396:07OWN 20843Punt
Baltimore Ravens
QuarBeganPossFromPlaysYardsResult
115:002:32OWN 36412Punt
110:210:55OWN 3933Punt
15:201:27OWN 373-1Punt
10:413:53OWN 25948Field Goal
24:101:25OWN 5439Interception
21:160:49OWN 35241Interception
313:110:54OWN 463-4Punt
39:284:39OWN 21060Missed FG
30:482:53OWN 25529Punt
412:263:47OWN 41710Punt
42:321:35OWN 20748Interception
40:570:57OWN 32410Game

Game MVP: Mike Singletary, Pittsburgh Steelers

Rushing Statistics

PittsburghAttYardsAvgLG10+TD
RB Curtis Adams14705.001450
RB Stanford Jennings11716.452240
QB Bernie Kosar66110.172040
RB Barry Word6122.00500
BaltimoreAttYardsAvgLG10+TD
RB Thomas Sanders11797.184610
QB Jim McMahon6396.501720
RB Earl Ferrell166.00600
WR Tim McGee177.00700

Passing Statistics

PittsburghAttCompYardsSk/YdTDLGIntRate
Bernie Kosar29151333/18219087.2
BaltimoreAttCompYardsSk/YdTDLGIntRate
Jim McMahon40221692/10031334.3

Receiving Statistics

PittsburghCatchTargYardsAvgYACLGTD
WR Nate Johnson48399.7529140
TE Clint Didier383010.006131
RB Stanford Jennings2363.00071
RB Curtis Adams232512.5020190
WR Brian Baschnagel1288.00080
WR Gerald Carter1244.00040
TE Tim Wrightman1133.00230
WR Ron Brown111818.000180
RB Barry Word0100.00000
BaltimoreCatchTargYardsAvgYACLGTD
RB Thomas Sanders587414.8060310
WR Pete Mandley410164.0011110
TE Thornton Chandler454110.2522240
WR Tim McGee3641.33030
WR Calvin Nicholas35175.67380
FB Rondell Carter1155.00050
WR Mike Young1211.00210
TE Dwight Montgomery111111.000110
TE Ivan Covington0100.00000
WR Robert Clark0100.00000

Interception Statistics

PittsburghIntsYardsAvgTD
S Mike Harden100.000
OLB Mike Singletary18585.001
OLB Robert Lyles11010.000
BaltimoreIntsYardsAvgTD

Fumble Statistics

PittsburghFumbRecovForceTD
WR Brian Baschnagel1000
BaltimoreFumbRecovForceTD
S Sonny Gordon0100
ILB Shane Nelson0010

Punting Statistics

PittsburghPuntYardsAvgNetLGIn20
Jim Arnold626544.239.0551
BaltimorePuntYardsAvgNetLGIn20
Kendrick Adamov628948.236.7544

Kicking Statistics

PittsburghFGs40+Yd50+YdLGPAT
Jim Breech1/21/21/1543/3
BaltimoreFGs40+Yd50+YdLGPAT
Eddie Murray1/21/20/1440/0

Punt Return Statistics

PittsburghRetYardsAvgTD
Billy Ryckman3299.70
BaltimoreRetYardsAvgTD
Carl Carter2115.50

Kick Return Statistics

PittsburghRetYardsAvgTD
BaltimoreRetYardsAvgTD
Jerry Gray37324.30

Defensive Statistics

PittsburghTackAsstSackRPlayPPlay
OLB Robert Lyles830.01942
ILB Glenn Cameron620.01920
S Mike Harden600.01942
S Gerald Small410.01942
OLB Mike Singletary331.01942
DE Keith Ferguson321.01731
CB Elvis Patterson310.01942
DT Kit Lathrop200.0527
CB Kenny Johnson200.0723
DE Keith Willis200.01310
CB Trell Hooper200.01229
ILB Troy Benson100.0012
DT Henry Thomas100.01415
ILB Tommy Taylor060.01311
CB Mario Clark010.0418
BaltimoreTackAsstSackRPlayPPlay
OLB Fred Smalls720.03632
CB Jerry Gray710.03732
DE Ron Faurot610.53531
S Bret Clark630.03525
DT Roland Barbay521.02419
ILB Jessie Tuggle520.03122
DT Steve McMichael420.03732
S Sonny Gordon320.03632
OLB Mark Dusbabek300.01711
CB Jumbo O'Neal200.027
DE Charles Buchanan101.0610
ILB Bob Brudzinski100.012
WR Mike Young10---------
CB Carl Carter100.03222
WR Calvin Nicholas10---------
DT Albert Milum100.01411
DE Andre Pinesett010.53123

Pass Rush Statistics

PittsburghSackBlockHurryKnockPPlay
OLB Mike Singletary1.004042
DE Keith Ferguson1.000031
CB Mario Clark0.001018
DE Phil Murphy0.001017
DE Dwayne Buckley0.001026
CB Elvis Patterson0.001042
BaltimoreSackBlockHurryKnockPPlay
DE Charles Buchanan1.000110
DT Roland Barbay1.000019
DE Andre Pinesett0.524323
DE Ron Faurot0.500031
DT Steve McMichael0.001032

Pass Defense Statistics

PittsburghCaughtDefnsdIntrcpPPlay
OLB Robert Lyles71142
CB Elvis Patterson30042
S Mike Harden21142
OLB Mike Singletary20142
ILB Glenn Cameron20020
S Gerald Small20042
CB Kenny Johnson10023
DE Keith Ferguson10031
ILB Troy Benson10012
CB Trell Hooper10029
DE Dwayne Buckley01026
BaltimoreCaughtDefnsdIntrcpPPlay
S Bret Clark40025
CB Jerry Gray20032
OLB Mark Dusbabek20011
S Sonny Gordon20032
OLB Fred Smalls12032
CB Carl Carter11022
ILB Shane Nelson10010
DE Ron Faurot10031
CB Jumbo O'Neal1007
ILB Jessie Tuggle02022
DE Charles Buchanan01010

Blocking Statistics

PittsburghKeyBlBlOppPancRPlySckAPPly
C Doug Smith711037032
G Chris Godfrey45037032
G R.C. Thielemann310137032
T Doug Williams05037132
T Joe Delvin03037132
RB Stanford Jennings00012120
BaltimoreKeyBlBlOppPancRPlySckAPPly
C Gene Chilton34119042
G John Gesek26019142
G Jeff Zimmerman13019042
T John Clay02019042
T Jim Boyle00019142

Special Teams Tackles

PittsburghTacklesSTPlays
Billy Ryckman213
Gary Padjen119
Pete Shaw113
Elvis Patterson113
BaltimoreTacklesSTPlays
Jessie Tuggle29
John Clay18

Participation

PittsburghRPlyOffPPlyOffRPlyDefPPlyDefSTPlyTotal Plays
T Doug Williams3732------877
OLB Robert Lyles------19421374
CB Elvis Patterson------19421374
T Joe Delvin3732---------69
G R.C. Thielemann3732---------69
C Doug Smith3732---------69
G Chris Godfrey3732---------69
QB Bernie Kosar3732---------69
WR Nate Johnson3532---------67
S Gerald Small------1942465
TE Clint Didier3628---------64
S Mike Harden------1942263
OLB Mike Singletary------1942263
WR Gerald Carter2926---------55
DE Keith Ferguson------1731250
RB Stanford Jennings1220------1547
CB Trell Hooper------1229243
DT Kit Lathrop------527840
ILB Glenn Cameron------1920---39
CB Kenny Johnson------723737
CB Mario Clark------4181436
FB Booker Moore711------1533
DE Dwayne Buckley------526233
WR Ron Brown1613------231
TE Tim Wrightman1712---------29
DT Henry Thomas------1415---29
TE Doug Crosbie42------2127
DE Phil Murphy------317626
RB Curtis Adams169---------25
WR Brian Baschnagel54------1524
ILB Tommy Taylor------1311---24
DE Keith Willis------1310---23
ILB Troy Benson------0121022
OLB Gary Padjen------001919
WR Billy Ryckman00------1313
S Pete Shaw------001313
RB Barry Word83---------11
S Mike Whitwell------010---10
C Don Macek00------88
C Mike McDonald00------88
P Jim Arnold00------88
G Duval Love00------88
T Steve Buxton00------88
K Jim Breech00------77
S Aaron Mitchell------23---5
QB Deiter Brock00---------0
BaltimoreRPlyOffPPlyOffRPlyDefPPlyDefSTPlyTotal Plays
CB Jerry Gray------3732776
S Bret Clark------35251474
OLB Fred Smalls------3632472
DT Steve McMichael------3732271
S Sonny Gordon------3632270
T Jim Boyle1942------869
G Jeff Zimmerman1942------869
G John Gesek1942------869
T John Clay1942------869
DE Ron Faurot------3531268
WR Pete Mandley1534------1362
CB Carl Carter------3222862
ILB Jessie Tuggle------3122962
QB Jim McMahon1942---------61
C Gene Chilton1942---------61
TE Thornton Chandler1939------159
DE Andre Pinesett------3123155
WR Tim McGee1539------155
RB Thomas Sanders1737---------54
DT Roland Barbay------2419851
OLB Mark Dusbabek------17111846
TE Dwight Montgomery89------2037
WR Calvin Nicholas722------635
FB Rondell Carter710------1532
CB Marshall Hockenhull------6101329
CB Camden Hickman------1811---29
ILB Shane Nelson------5101227
WR Mike Young210------1527
DT Albert Milum------1411---25
DE Charles Buchanan------610723
CB Jumbo O'Neal------27716
CB Freddie Robinson------410115
RB Earl Ferrell24------612
RB Troy Stradford10------910
P Kendrick Adamov00------88
C Alexander Barnes00------88
TE Ivan Covington23---------5
K Eddie Murray00------44
ILB Bob Brudzinski------12---3
WR Robert Clark03---------3
C Brian Johnston00---------0
T John Staurt00---------0
QB Shawn Halloran00---------0
ILB Mickey Auerbach------00---0

Directional Rushing Statistics

DistanceAttYardsAvg
Left12665.5
Middle161167.3
Right9323.6
None000.0
DistanceAttYardsAvg
Left231.5
Middle131098.4
Right4194.8
None000.0

Detailed Passing Statistics

PittsburghAttCmp20+BdThDropDfnsHurrKnckIntc
Bernie Kosar29150106540
BaltimoreAttCmp20+BdThDropDfnsHurrKnckIntc
Jim McMahon40223133803

Directional Passing Statistics

DistanceAttCompYardsAvg
Screen84344.3
Short (0-8 Yds)158694.6
Medium (9-18 Yds)22126.0
Long (19+ Yds)41184.5
DistanceAttCompYardsAvg
Screen999310.3
Short (0-8 Yds)2013763.8
Medium (9-18 Yds)7000.0
Long (19+ Yds)4000.0

Detailed Receiving Statistics

PittsburghTargtCaugtDropdYards20+PPlay
WR Nate Johnson84039032
TE Clint Didier83030028
RB Stanford Jennings3206020
RB Curtis Adams3202509
WR Brian Baschnagel210804
WR Gerald Carter2104026
TE Tim Wrightman1103012
WR Ron Brown11018013
RB Barry Word100003
BaltimoreTargtCaugtDropdYards20+PPlay
WR Pete Mandley104016034
RB Thomas Sanders85174237
WR Tim McGee6304039
TE Thornton Chandler54041139
WR Calvin Nicholas53017022
WR Mike Young2101010
FB Rondell Carter1105010
TE Dwight Montgomery1101109
TE Ivan Covington101003
WR Robert Clark101003

Red-Zone Rushing Statistics

PittsburghAttYardsAvgOverall Avg
BaltimoreAttYardsAvgOverall Avg

Red-Zone Passing Statistics

PittsburghAttCompYardsAvg/AttOverall Avg
Bernie Kosar64274.504.59
BaltimoreAttCompYardsAvg/AttOverall Avg

Red-Zone Receiving Statistics

PittsburghTargetCatchYardsAvg/TargOverall Avg
RB Stanford Jennings3262.002.00
WR Brian Baschnagel1188.004.00
WR Nate Johnson1000.004.88
TE Clint Didier111313.003.75
BaltimoreTargetCatchYardsAvg/TargOverall Avg

Third Down Rushing Statistics

PittsburghRushesConversions
RB Stanford Jennings53
BaltimoreRushesConversions

Third Down Passing Statistics

PittsburghAttCompConversions
Bernie Kosar853
BaltimoreAttCompConversions
Jim McMahon1162

Third Down Receiving Statistics

PittsburghTargCatchConversions
WR Nate Johnson322
WR Brian Baschnagel210
TE Clint Didier211
TE Tim Wrightman110
BaltimoreTargCatchConversions
RB Thomas Sanders310
WR Tim McGee320
WR Pete Mandley200
TE Thornton Chandler222
WR Mike Young110

SectionAttendance
Stadium70,900 (70,900 capacity)
Upper Deck16,300 (16,300)
End Zone11,700 (11,700)
Mezzanine6,800 (6,800)
Sideline Seats10,400 (10,400)
Club Seats17,400 (17,400)
Luxury Boxes8,300 (8,300)