Week 2, 1987

played in Tennessee, TN

54 degrees, fair, 6 mph wind

New Orleans Saints143370-27
Tennessee Titans373143-30

Scoring Summary
1Q: 11:38 NOS - Earnest Byner 8 pass from John Elway (Rex Robinson extra point)
1Q: 06:20 TEN - Mike Lansford 28 field goal
1Q: 04:32 NOS - Earnest Byner 52 run (Rex Robinson extra point)
2Q: 07:03 TEN - Phil Simms 2 run (Mike Lansford extra point)
2Q: 03:06 NOS - Rex Robinson 35 field goal
3Q: 11:10 TEN - Mike Lansford 37 field goal
3Q: 03:11 NOS - Rex Robinson 23 field goal
4Q: 14:15 TEN - Mike Lansford 50 field goal
4Q: 07:31 TEN - Mike Lansford 57 field goal
4Q: 03:12 NOS - Chester Cooper 38 pass from John Elway (Rex Robinson extra point)
4Q: 00:54 TEN - Eddie Hunter 24 pass from Phil Simms (Phil Simms pass to Eddie Hunter for conversion)
OT: 04:02 TEN - Mike Lansford 23 field goal

Team StatisticsNOSTEN
Record0-22-0
First Downs1526
- by Rushing39
- by Passing1215
- by Penalty02
Total Net Yards351503
- Offensive Plays6386
- Yards per Play5.575.85
Net Rushing Yards115138
- Rushing Attempts2228
- Yards per Rush5.234.93
Net Passing Yards236365
- Att./Comp./Intrcpt39 - 20 - 157 - 34 - 1
- Gross Passing Yards243373
- Sacks/Yards Lost2/71/8
- Yards per Pass Play5.766.29
Fumbles/Lost1/01/1
3rd Down Conversions3/154/17
- Avg. YtG on 3rd Down5.97.8
4th Down Conversions0/11/1
Penalties/Yards6/5510/59
Punt Returns/Yards5/445/44
Kick Returns/Yards6/1222/41
Interception Ret./Yards1/01/0
2pt Conversions0/01/1
Red Zone Visits34
- Red Zone TDs/FGs1/21/3
Avg. Drive StartOWN 32OWN 26
Time of Possession27:5038:13

Drive Charts

New Orleans Saints
QuarBeganPossFromPlaysYardsResult
115:003:31OWN 25775Touchdown
16:122:00OWN 35365Touchdown
11:571:57OWN 2038Punt
213:002:02OWN 20545Downs
26:551:28OWN 2034Punt
24:181:17OPP 2638Field Goal
21:351:17OWN 1730Punt
311:021:54OWN 2233Punt
38:155:09OWN 351059Field Goal
414:094:39OWN 26726Punt
47:231:32OWN 4033Punt
44:011:03OPP 40340Touchdown
42:400:33OWN 44414Interception
40:420:38OWN 2230Punt
OT18:340:59OWN 2031Punt
Tennessee Titans
QuarBeganPossFromPlaysYardsResult
111:295:17OWN 251264Field Goal
14:122:15OWN 25619Punt
215:002:00OWN 24522Punt
210:584:03OWN 35765Touchdown
25:271:09OWN 353-4Fumble
23:011:26OWN 25616Punt
20:180:18OPP 4515Missed FG
315:003:58OWN 25955Field Goal
39:080:53OWN 3234Punt
33:063:57OWN 27940Field Goal
49:302:07OWN 5455Field Goal
45:511:50OWN 439Punt
42:580:18OWN 2525Interception
42:071:25OWN 27773Touchdown
40:040:04OWN 3014Half
OT110:001:26OWN 3033Punt
OT17:353:38OWN 26668Field Goal

Game MVP: Phil Simms, Tennessee Titans

Rushing Statistics

New OrleansAttYardsAvgLG10+TD
RB Earnest Byner151097.275221
RB Butch Woolfork4112.75900
WR Chester Cooper2-6-3.00-200
QB John Elway111.00100
TennesseeAttYardsAvgLG10+TD
RB Eddie Hunter191065.581450
RB Herman Hunter4205.00900
RB Michael Clemons362.00400
QB Phil Simms122.00201
FB Gerald Willhite144.00400

Passing Statistics

New OrleansAttCompYardsSk/YdTDLGIntRate
John Elway39202432/7238177.2
TennesseeAttCompYardsSk/YdTDLGIntRate
Phil Simms57343731/8152177.6

Receiving Statistics

New OrleansCatchTargYardsAvgYACLGTD
RB Earnest Byner511469.2044231
WR Haywood Jeffires464711.7518220
TE Chris Combs355117.0032360
RB Butch Woolfork333110.3317200
WR Chester Cooper375618.6726381
FB Patrick Shepard1199.00390
TE Mark Bavaro1233.00030
TE Tony Hunter0200.00000
WR James Maness0200.00000
TennesseeCatchTargYardsAvgYACLGTD
RB Eddie Hunter611579.5018241
TE Ozzie Newsome57489.607150
WR John Jefferson59428.403110
WR Al Toon586212.4025240
FB Gerald Willhite334113.6723330
TE Norris Brown34196.330130
WR Paul Skansi357324.333520
WR Sammy White243316.5012240
TE Pat Dunsmore23-2-1.000-10
TE Rocky Klever0100.00000
RB Herman Hunter0100.00000
RB Michael Clemons0100.00000

Interception Statistics

New OrleansIntsYardsAvgTD
CB Ernest Gibson100.000
TennesseeIntsYardsAvgTD
CB Javier Wean100.000

Fumble Statistics

New OrleansFumbRecovForceTD
QB John Elway1000
G Kurt Peterson0100
DE Doug Reed0100
DE Byron Darby0010
TennesseeFumbRecovForceTD
QB Phil Simms1000
DT Garin Veris0010

Punting Statistics

New OrleansPuntYardsAvgNetLGIn20
Mike Hubach839849.844.3622
TennesseePuntYardsAvgNetLGIn20
Bill Smith627946.535.8563

Kicking Statistics

New OrleansFGs40+Yd50+YdLGPAT
Rex Robinson2/20/00/0353/3
TennesseeFGs40+Yd50+YdLGPAT
Mike Lansford5/62/32/3571/1

Punt Return Statistics

New OrleansRetYardsAvgTD
Kenny Randle5448.80
TennesseeRetYardsAvgTD
Paul Skansi5448.80

Kick Return Statistics

New OrleansRetYardsAvgTD
Roland James612220.30
TennesseeRetYardsAvgTD
Al Toon24120.50

Defensive Statistics

New OrleansTackAsstSackRPlayPPlay
CB Jeff Sanchez1120.02855
ILB Karl Mecklenburg620.01015
OLB Darryl Talley600.01837
S Chris Williams540.02248
OLB Seth Joyner500.02758
DE Byron Darby410.51730
S Roland James400.02650
CB Ernest Gibson400.02551
CB Carl Lee210.5619
DT Warren Lyles220.01739
DE Doug Reed210.02647
DT Dave Puzzuoli210.01431
OLB Tim Green210.0315
DT Lester Hancock120.01831
CB Ricky Smith100.01731
TE Tony Hunter10---------
DT Donald Chumley100.0815
DE Jason Buck100.0619
ILB Sam Anno100.0422
TennesseeTackAsstSackRPlayPPlay
CB Richard Johnson930.02239
ILB Kevin Hancock710.02025
DT Garin Veris601.02239
S Todd Bell420.02241
DE Elvis Franks300.02035
DT Eric Williams220.02027
ILB Pepper Johnson220.01223
S James Griffin200.02029
OLB Cornelius Bennett200.01118
DE Walt Bowyer100.52237
CB Terry Jackson100.02240
QB Phil Simms10---------
OLB Hugh Green100.0613
CB Javier Wean100.0415
WR Al Toon10---------
DE Charles Haley010.5216

Pass Rush Statistics

New OrleansSackBlockHurryKnockPPlay
DE Byron Darby0.500030
CB Carl Lee0.500019
DT Warren Lyles0.010039
DT Lester Hancock0.010031
DE Doug Reed0.003047
OLB Calvin Daniels0.001010
ILB Sam Anno0.001022
TennesseeSackBlockHurryKnockPPlay
DT Garin Veris1.002039
DE Walt Bowyer0.504037
DE Charles Haley0.500016
DE Elvis Franks0.002035
DT Eric Williams0.001127

Pass Defense Statistics

New OrleansCaughtDefnsdIntrcpPPlay
CB Jeff Sanchez81055
CB Ernest Gibson40151
S Chris Williams40048
ILB Karl Mecklenburg40015
S Roland James32050
OLB Seth Joyner30058
OLB Darryl Talley22037
OLB Tim Green21015
ILB Sam Anno11022
CB Ricky Smith10031
DE Byron Darby10030
CB Carl Lee10019
TennesseeCaughtDefnsdIntrcpPPlay
CB Richard Johnson62039
ILB Kevin Hancock40025
S Todd Bell21041
DT Eric Williams20027
ILB Pepper Johnson11023
CB Javier Wean10115
CB Terry Jackson10040
OLB Hugh Green10013
S James Griffin10029
OLB Cornelius Bennett10018
DE Elvis Franks01035

Blocking Statistics

New OrleansKeyBlBlOppPancRPlySckAPPly
T Tootie Robbins46122041
C Paul Tabor24022141
G Cameron Augustyniak16022041
G Kurt Peterson11022141
T Dean Miraldi02022041
TE Mark Bavaro020407
TennesseeKeyBlBlOppPancRPlySckAPPly
C Perry Hartnett58028058
G Ken Jones28028058
G Todd Peat24028058
T Bob Cryder23028158
T Nate Newton12028058
TE Ozzie Newsome11017029
TE Rocky Klever0103016

Special Teams Tackles

New OrleansTacklesSTPlays
Chris Combs230
Earnest Byner224
Patrick Shepard130
Chris Williams126
Tim Green116
TennesseeTacklesSTPlays
Cam Jacobs330
Al Toon320
Gerald Willhite128
Brian Carpenter124
Curtis Duncan113
Terry Matthews112
Todd Peat112

Participation

New OrleansRPlyOffPPlyOffRPlyDefPPlyDefSTPlyTotal Plays
S Chris Williams------22482696
TE Chris Combs2240------3092
OLB Seth Joyner------2758691
CB Jeff Sanchez------2855689
S Roland James------26501288
OLB Darryl Talley------18373186
CB Ernest Gibson------2551581
RB Earnest Byner1837------2479
DE Doug Reed------2647578
C Paul Tabor2241------1073
G Kurt Peterson2241---------63
T Dean Miraldi2241---------63
G Cameron Augustyniak2241---------63
T Tootie Robbins2241---------63
QB John Elway2241---------63
CB Ricky Smith------17311361
DT Warren Lyles------1739460
WR Haywood Jeffires2138---------59
WR Chester Cooper1523------2058
DT Lester Hancock------1831453
DT Dave Puzzuoli------1431853
DE Byron Darby------1730451
WR James Maness1732---------49
CB Carl Lee------6191944
FB Patrick Shepard49------3043
ILB Sam Anno------4221642
OLB Tim Green------3151634
DE Jason Buck------619631
ILB Karl Mecklenburg------1015126
DT Donald Chumley------815225
S Ken Stills------715123
WR Kenny Randle00------2222
OLB Calvin Daniels------910221
TE Tony Hunter515---------20
TE Mark Bavaro47------718
P Mike Hubach00------1010
C Joshua George00------1010
T Gary Kowalski00------1010
T Brian Blados00------1010
G Jeff Bregel00------1010
K Rex Robinson00------99
RB Butch Woolfork44---------8
RB Freeman McNeil00------77
C Jeff Toews00---------0
QB Rusty Hilger00---------0
WR Steve Tasker00---------0
TennesseeRPlyOffPPlyOffRPlyDefPPlyDefSTPlyTotal Plays
G Todd Peat2858------1298
G Ken Jones2858---------86
T Bob Cryder2858---------86
QB Phil Simms2858---------86
C Perry Hartnett2858---------86
T Nate Newton2858---------86
WR Al Toon2435------2079
WR John Jefferson1335------2876
S Todd Bell------2241265
CB Terry Jackson------2240264
WR Paul Skansi1532------1663
DT Garin Veris------2239263
DE Walt Bowyer------2237261
CB Richard Johnson------2239---61
DE Elvis Franks------2035---55
FB Gerald Willhite819------2855
DT Eric Williams------2027855
TE Rocky Klever316------3453
RB Herman Hunter521------2652
ILB Pepper Johnson------12231752
S James Griffin------2029251
WR Sammy White1731---------48
TE Ozzie Newsome1729---------46
ILB Kevin Hancock------2025---45
RB Eddie Hunter2025---------45
TE Pat Dunsmore1427---------41
OLB Cam Jacobs------163037
S Scottie Miller------2102234
CB Javier Wean------4151332
CB Carl Howard------1118---29
OLB Cornelius Bennett------1118---29
DE Charles Haley------2161028
CB Brian Carpenter------032427
OLB Frank Bush------317222
OLB Hugh Green------613221
WR Curtis Duncan04------1317
RB Michael Clemons311---------14
K Mike Lansford00------1313
C Terry Matthews00------1212
C Rob Monaco00------1212
G Lloyd Yancey00------1212
T Mark Cochran00------1212
P Bill Smith00------1212
CB Bruce McNorton------0088
TE Norris Brown15---------6
QB Scott Campbell00---------0

Directional Rushing Statistics

DistanceAttYardsAvg
Left12806.7
Middle9232.6
Right11212.0
None000.0
DistanceAttYardsAvg
Left6406.7
Middle20924.6
Right263.0
None000.0

Detailed Passing Statistics

New OrleansAttCmp20+BdThDropDfnsHurrKnckIntc
John Elway39205225911
TennesseeAttCmp20+BdThDropDfnsHurrKnckIntc
Phil Simms57346357501

Directional Passing Statistics

DistanceAttCompYardsAvg
Screen126574.8
Short (0-8 Yds)20121376.9
Medium (9-18 Yds)52499.8
Long (19+ Yds)2000.0
DistanceAttCompYardsAvg
Screen44215.3
Short (0-8 Yds)28161224.4
Medium (9-18 Yds)19121548.1
Long (19+ Yds)627612.7

Detailed Receiving Statistics

New OrleansTargtCaugtDropdYards20+PPlay
RB Earnest Byner115046137
WR Chester Cooper73056123
WR Haywood Jeffires64047138
TE Chris Combs53151140
RB Butch Woolfork3303114
TE Tony Hunter2010015
TE Mark Bavaro210307
WR James Maness2000032
FB Patrick Shepard110909
TennesseeTargtCaugtDropdYards20+PPlay
RB Eddie Hunter116257125
WR John Jefferson95042035
WR Al Toon85062235
TE Ozzie Newsome75148029
WR Paul Skansi53073132
WR Sammy White42133131
TE Norris Brown4301905
FB Gerald Willhite33041119
TE Pat Dunsmore320-2027
TE Rocky Klever1010016
RB Herman Hunter1000021
RB Michael Clemons1000011

Red-Zone Rushing Statistics

New OrleansAttYardsAvgOverall Avg
RB Butch Woolfork111.002.75
RB Earnest Byner188.007.27
TennesseeAttYardsAvgOverall Avg
RB Eddie Hunter3155.005.58
QB Phil Simms122.002.00
RB Herman Hunter1-3-3.005.00

Red-Zone Passing Statistics

New OrleansAttCompYardsAvg/AttOverall Avg
John Elway52173.406.23
TennesseeAttCompYardsAvg/AttOverall Avg
Phil Simms1000.006.54

Red-Zone Receiving Statistics

New OrleansTargetCatchYardsAvg/TargOverall Avg
RB Earnest Byner2184.004.18
TE Chris Combs1000.0010.20
WR Chester Cooper1000.008.00
FB Patrick Shepard1199.009.00
TennesseeTargetCatchYardsAvg/TargOverall Avg
WR Sammy White1000.008.25

Third Down Rushing Statistics

New OrleansRushesConversions
QB John Elway10
TennesseeRushesConversions
RB Herman Hunter21
RB Eddie Hunter10

Third Down Passing Statistics

New OrleansAttCompConversions
John Elway1233
TennesseeAttCompConversions
Phil Simms1343

Third Down Receiving Statistics

New OrleansTargCatchConversions
WR Chester Cooper422
RB Earnest Byner200
WR James Maness200
TE Chris Combs100
TE Tony Hunter100
TE Mark Bavaro100
WR Haywood Jeffires111
TennesseeTargCatchConversions
WR Sammy White421
WR John Jefferson200
WR Paul Skansi200
TE Ozzie Newsome111
TE Rocky Klever100
TE Norris Brown111
TE Pat Dunsmore100
RB Herman Hunter100

SectionAttendance
Stadium63,800 (71,000 capacity)
Upper Deck18,400 (21,000)
End Zone13,800 (15,100)
Mezzanine8,000 (8,700)
Sideline Seats11,900 (13,400)
Club Seats7,200 (7,800)
Luxury Boxes4,500 (5,000)