Week 2, 1987

played in San Diego, CA

59 degrees, rain, 6 mph wind

Minnesota Vikings7333-16
San Diego Chargers01007-17

Scoring Summary
1Q: 01:05 MIN - Art Monk 2 pass from Steve Grogan (Paul McFadden extra point)
2Q: 10:24 SDO - Boyce Green 7 run (Ray Petrick extra point)
2Q: 05:22 SDO - Ray Petrick 35 field goal
2Q: 00:21 MIN - Paul McFadden 46 field goal
3Q: 01:51 MIN - Paul McFadden 35 field goal
4Q: 11:33 MIN - Paul McFadden 38 field goal
4Q: 01:53 SDO - Wesley Walker 9 pass from Boomer Esiason (Ray Petrick extra point)

Team StatisticsMINSDO
Record1-12-0
First Downs2013
- by Rushing93
- by Passing810
- by Penalty30
Total Net Yards321239
- Offensive Plays7354
- Yards per Play4.404.43
Net Rushing Yards15158
- Rushing Attempts3221
- Yards per Rush4.722.76
Net Passing Yards170181
- Att./Comp./Intrcpt39 - 27 - 132 - 24 - 0
- Gross Passing Yards182184
- Sacks/Yards Lost2/121/3
- Yards per Pass Play4.155.48
Fumbles/Lost0/00/0
3rd Down Conversions5/173/13
- Avg. YtG on 3rd Down8.57.7
4th Down Conversions0/10/0
Penalties/Yards5/406/45
Punt Returns/Yards3/234/60
Kick Returns/Yards1/202/52
Interception Ret./Yards0/01/27
2pt Conversions0/00/0
Red Zone Visits33
- Red Zone TDs/FGs1/22/1
Avg. Drive StartOWN 20OWN 40
Time of Possession35:2624:34

Drive Charts

Minnesota Vikings
QuarBeganPossFromPlaysYardsResult
115:003:08OWN 25616Punt
19:561:38OWN 531Punt
17:196:21OWN 201180Touchdown
210:161:11OWN 253-2Punt
27:541:01OWN 183-1Punt
25:161:18OWN 253-13Punt
22:592:45OWN 6865Field Goal
310:473:51OWN 201154Interception
36:284:45OWN 29953Field Goal
414:493:22OWN 30649Field Goal
49:231:45OWN 1338Punt
45:262:31OWN 2030Punt
41:451:10OWN 29516Downs
San Diego Chargers
QuarBeganPossFromPlaysYardsResult
111:521:56OWN 3434Punt
18:180:59OPP 4930Punt
10:585:42OWN 251175Touchdown
29:051:11OWN 4533Punt
26:531:37OPP 2739Field Goal
23:580:59OWN 4435Punt
20:140:14OWN 311-2Half
315:004:13OWN 35728Punt
36:560:28OWN 353-4Punt
31:431:54OWN 2532Punt
411:272:04OWN 25421Punt
47:382:12OWN 43423Punt
42:551:10OWN 39561Touchdown
40:350:35OPP 451-1Game

Game MVP: Boomer Esiason, San Diego Chargers

Rushing Statistics

MinnesotaAttYardsAvgLG10+TD
RB Junior Tautalatasi18864.783530
RB Tony Nathan8172.13800
QB Steve Grogan4389.501120
RB James Brooks2105.00700
San DiegoAttYardsAvgLG10+TD
RB Boyce Green14664.711831
RB Curt Warner5-5-1.00300
QB Boomer Esiason2-3-1.50-100

Passing Statistics

MinnesotaAttCompYardsSk/YdTDLGIntRate
Steve Grogan39271822/12131177.1
San DiegoAttCompYardsSk/YdTDLGIntRate
Boomer Esiason32241841/3129098.9

Receiving Statistics

MinnesotaCatchTargYardsAvgYACLGTD
WR Drew Hill11141019.1828310
WR Art Monk58244.802101
RB Tony Nathan3393.00540
RB Junior Tautalatasi33227.334130
TE David Little24136.50070
TE Travis Tucker2442.00050
WR Reggie Langhorne1399.00790
San DiegoCatchTargYardsAvgYACLGTD
RB Boyce Green66284.6721120
FB Tony Paige44123.00060
WR Ray Butler37268.677150
WR Floyd Dixon35206.672150
WR Wesley Walker22178.50091
WR Jim Jensen225125.5027290
RB Curt Warner22136.50180
TE Mike Williams1211.00010
TE Chris Dressel111616.003160
TE Malcolm Scott0100.00000

Interception Statistics

MinnesotaIntsYardsAvgTD
San DiegoIntsYardsAvgTD
S Jim Burroughs12727.000

Fumble Statistics

MinnesotaFumbRecovForceTD
San DiegoFumbRecovForceTD

Punting Statistics

MinnesotaPuntYardsAvgNetLGIn20
Dakota Gonzalez730643.735.1540
San DiegoPuntYardsAvgNetLGIn20
John Teltschik940344.835.6574

Kicking Statistics

MinnesotaFGs40+Yd50+YdLGPAT
Paul McFadden3/31/10/0461/1
San DiegoFGs40+Yd50+YdLGPAT
Ray Petrick1/10/00/0352/2

Punt Return Statistics

MinnesotaRetYardsAvgTD
Reggie Langhorne3237.70
San DiegoRetYardsAvgTD
Audray McMillian46015.00

Kick Return Statistics

MinnesotaRetYardsAvgTD
Lyle Pickens12020.00
San DiegoRetYardsAvgTD
Vernon Dean25226.00

Defensive Statistics

MinnesotaTackAsstSackRPlayPPlay
S Kerry Justin631.02123
ILB Reggie McKenzie600.02121
CB Lyle Pickens510.01624
CB Vann McElroy420.02133
CB Eric Thomas400.02031
OLB Lester Boyd320.02032
S Eugene Robinson300.0823
DT Todd Liebenstein200.02032
OLB Ken Woodard200.059
DE Mark Jerue200.02123
S Jeff Donaldson110.01414
ILB Lance Sellers110.0012
WR Art Monk10---------
DE Robert Thompson100.02022
DT Jim Scott100.0110
OLB Micah Moon100.019
DT Gerald Williams010.02023
DE Randy Watts010.0111
San DiegoTackAsstSackRPlayPPlay
OLB David Little1130.03040
ILB Lucius Sanford810.02424
S Dwight Hicks520.03240
S Jim Burroughs510.03139
DE Joe Nash500.02323
CB Vernon Dean410.03241
CB Ronnie Burgess410.0815
DT Blaise Winter320.02429
CB Audray McMillian320.03139
DT William Perry221.02335
DE Grayson McCormick201.0612
CB Danny Walters210.01823
OLB Jim Morrissey210.01521
ILB Winston Moss110.0816
DT Ben Thomas100.01719
DE Tom Gibson100.02626
DE Louis Haynes010.036

Pass Rush Statistics

MinnesotaSackBlockHurryKnockPPlay
S Kerry Justin1.000023
DE Mark Jerue0.001023
DT Gerald Williams0.001023
DE Randy Watts0.001011
DE Robert Thompson0.000122
San DiegoSackBlockHurryKnockPPlay
DT William Perry1.001035
DE Grayson McCormick1.000012
DE Tom Gibson0.011026
DT Ben Thomas0.010019
DE Joe Nash0.002323
DT Blaise Winter0.001029

Pass Defense Statistics

MinnesotaCaughtDefnsdIntrcpPPlay
CB Eric Thomas41031
CB Vann McElroy40033
CB Lyle Pickens40024
ILB Reggie McKenzie30021
OLB Lester Boyd20032
S Eugene Robinson20023
S Jeff Donaldson11014
S Kerry Justin10023
OLB Ken Woodard1009
DT Jim Scott10010
ILB Lance Sellers10012
San DiegoCaughtDefnsdIntrcpPPlay
S Jim Burroughs41139
CB Ronnie Burgess40015
OLB David Little31040
S Dwight Hicks30040
CB Audray McMillian30039
ILB Lucius Sanford20024
DE Joe Nash20023
CB Vernon Dean20041
CB Danny Walters20023
OLB Jim Morrissey10021
S Donte Gomez1002

Blocking Statistics

MinnesotaKeyBlBlOppPancRPlySckAPPly
C Chuck Thomas310032041
T Steve August35032141
G Steve Wallace26032141
T Steve Moore15032041
T Roger Caron02031041
San DiegoKeyBlBlOppPancRPlySckAPPly
G Mark Kirchner24021133
T Glen Howe15021033
T Rob Taylor13021033
G Alex Starkey05021033
TE Chris Dressel01014017
FB Tony Paige0103017

Special Teams Tackles

MinnesotaTacklesSTPlays
Travis Tucker328
Steve Wallace215
Chester Phillips119
San DiegoTacklesSTPlays
Joe Nash214
Malcolm Scott126
Mark Kirchner110

Participation

MinnesotaRPlyOffPPlyOffRPlyDefPPlyDefSTPlyTotal Plays
G Steve Wallace3241------1588
T Roger Caron3141------1082
T Steve August3241------780
C Chuck Thomas3241------780
QB Steve Grogan3241---------73
T Steve Moore3241---------73
WR Drew Hill3040---------70
WR Reggie Langhorne2026------2167
WR Art Monk2937---------66
CB Eric Thomas------20311465
TE David Little2735---------62
CB Lyle Pickens------16241858
CB Vann McElroy------2133155
OLB Lester Boyd------2032153
DT Todd Liebenstein------2032153
TE Travis Tucker1211------2851
S Jeff Donaldson------14141846
S Kerry Justin------2123145
DE Mark Jerue------2123145
DT Gerald Williams------2023144
DE Robert Thompson------2022143
ILB Reggie McKenzie------2121143
RB Junior Tautalatasi1923---------42
FB Santiago Erickson313------2137
OLB Micah Moon------192535
S Eugene Robinson------823132
RB Tony Nathan1017---------27
ILB Lance Sellers------0121325
TE Chris Kelley30------1922
DT Jim Scott------110920
RB Chester Phillips00------1919
DE Jim Herrmann------010919
WR Jamie Holland01------1819
OLB Ken Woodard------59115
DE Randy Watts------111---12
C Bob White10------1011
C Juan Ware00------1010
P Dakota Gonzalez00------1010
K Paul McFadden00------88
WR Hassan Jones52---------7
RB James Brooks20---------2
DT Darien Hines------11---2
QB Luc Tousignant00---------0
G Raleigh McKenzie00---------0
San DiegoRPlyOffPPlyOffRPlyDefPPlyDefSTPlyTotal Plays
CB Audray McMillian------31391989
OLB David Little------30401181
CB Vernon Dean------3241881
S Dwight Hicks------3240375
S Jim Burroughs------3139373
DT William Perry------23351068
C Mike Baab2133------1064
G Mark Kirchner2133------1064
WR Jim Jensen1626------1961
DE Joe Nash------23231460
DT Blaise Winter------2429356
T Rob Taylor2133---------54
G Alex Starkey2133---------54
QB Boomer Esiason2133---------54
T Glen Howe2133---------54
DE Tom Gibson------2626153
RB Boyce Green1617------1952
WR Floyd Dixon1928------451
ILB Lucius Sanford------2424149
CB Danny Walters------1823142
WR Ray Butler1820---------38
OLB Jim Morrissey------1521238
TE Malcolm Scott56------2637
FB Tony Paige317------1737
DT Ben Thomas------1719---36
TE Chris Dressel1417---------31
ILB Winston Moss------816226
CB Ronnie Burgess------815225
OLB Dennis Gibson------012425
RB Curt Warner516---------21
DE Grayson McCormick------612119
S Donte Gomez------121619
DE Louis Haynes------36817
WR Cornell Burbage01------1617
TE Mike Williams610---------16
WR Wesley Walker37------515
ILB Fernando Shields------001212
C Hardy Mahoney00------1010
C Stan Eisenhooth00------1010
T Garth Thomas00------1010
P John Teltschik00------99
S Garland Rivers------0077
K Ray Petrick00------55
QB Ronald Paolillo00------11
G Mike Haight00---------0
T Jeff Walker00---------0

Directional Rushing Statistics

DistanceAttYardsAvg
Left7192.7
Middle22994.5
Right33311.0
None000.0
DistanceAttYardsAvg
Left2136.5
Middle11514.6
Right6-3-0.5
None2-3-1.5

Detailed Passing Statistics

MinnesotaAttCmp20+BdThDropDfnsHurrKnckIntc
Steve Grogan39271022531
San DiegoAttCmp20+BdThDropDfnsHurrKnckIntc
Boomer Esiason32242032310

Directional Passing Statistics

DistanceAttCompYardsAvg
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Short (0-8 Yds)1912542.8
Medium (9-18 Yds)75476.7
Long (19+ Yds)425012.5
DistanceAttCompYardsAvg
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Short (0-8 Yds)129423.5
Medium (9-18 Yds)1391168.9
Long (19+ Yds)1000.0

Detailed Receiving Statistics

MinnesotaTargtCaugtDropdYards20+PPlay
WR Drew Hill14111101140
WR Art Monk85024037
TE David Little42113035
TE Travis Tucker4204011
RB Tony Nathan3309017
WR Reggie Langhorne3109026
RB Junior Tautalatasi33022023
San DiegoTargtCaugtDropdYards20+PPlay
WR Ray Butler73126020
RB Boyce Green66028017
WR Floyd Dixon53120028
FB Tony Paige44012017
WR Wesley Walker2201707
WR Jim Jensen22051226
TE Mike Williams2101010
RB Curt Warner22013016
TE Chris Dressel11016017
TE Malcolm Scott101006

Red-Zone Rushing Statistics

MinnesotaAttYardsAvgOverall Avg
RB Tony Nathan100.002.13
RB Junior Tautalatasi1-4-4.004.78
San DiegoAttYardsAvgOverall Avg
RB Curt Warner111.00-1.00
RB Boyce Green177.004.71

Red-Zone Passing Statistics

MinnesotaAttCompYardsAvg/AttOverall Avg
Steve Grogan43184.504.67
San DiegoAttCompYardsAvg/AttOverall Avg
Boomer Esiason1199.005.75

Red-Zone Receiving Statistics

MinnesotaTargetCatchYardsAvg/TargOverall Avg
WR Art Monk2121.003.00
RB Junior Tautalatasi22168.007.33
San DiegoTargetCatchYardsAvg/TargOverall Avg
WR Wesley Walker1199.008.50

Third Down Rushing Statistics

MinnesotaRushesConversions
QB Steve Grogan21
RB Tony Nathan10
RB Junior Tautalatasi11
San DiegoRushesConversions
RB Curt Warner10

Third Down Passing Statistics

MinnesotaAttCompConversions
Steve Grogan1283
San DiegoAttCompConversions
Boomer Esiason1173

Third Down Receiving Statistics

MinnesotaTargCatchConversions
WR Art Monk411
RB Tony Nathan330
WR Drew Hill322
TE David Little110
TE Travis Tucker110
San DiegoTargCatchConversions
WR Floyd Dixon532
WR Ray Butler210
WR Wesley Walker111
TE Mike Williams110
RB Curt Warner110
TE Malcolm Scott100

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)