Week 2, 1987

played in Pittsburgh, PA

64 degrees, fair, 7 mph wind

Los Angeles Rams0070-7
Pittsburgh Steelers61037-26

Scoring Summary
1Q: 05:34 PIT - Barry Word 3 run (Jim Breech extra point failed)
2Q: 10:09 PIT - Nate Johnson 30 pass from Bernie Kosar (Jim Breech extra point)
2Q: 03:37 PIT - Jim Breech 25 field goal
3Q: 07:02 PIT - Jim Breech 31 field goal
3Q: 01:03 LAS - George Adams 4 run (Jimmie Perkins extra point)
4Q: 05:51 PIT - Pete Shaw 62 interception return (Jim Breech extra point)

Team StatisticsLASPIT
Record0-22-0
First Downs1819
- by Rushing79
- by Passing1010
- by Penalty10
Total Net Yards283349
- Offensive Plays7066
- Yards per Play4.045.29
Net Rushing Yards98153
- Rushing Attempts2133
- Yards per Rush4.674.64
Net Passing Yards185196
- Att./Comp./Intrcpt47 - 27 - 433 - 20 - 0
- Gross Passing Yards200196
- Sacks/Yards Lost2/150/0
- Yards per Pass Play3.785.94
Fumbles/Lost1/12/1
3rd Down Conversions6/156/14
- Avg. YtG on 3rd Down6.45.7
4th Down Conversions0/10/0
Penalties/Yards4/345/30
Punt Returns/Yards2/41/15
Kick Returns/Yards3/631/31
Interception Ret./Yards0/04/71
2pt Conversions0/00/0
Red Zone Visits23
- Red Zone TDs/FGs1/01/2
Avg. Drive StartOWN 25OWN 30
Time of Possession28:3231:28

Drive Charts

Los Angeles Rams
QuarBeganPossFromPlaysYardsResult
113:061:09OWN 1536Punt
15:263:33OWN 25822Interception
214:530:50OWN 2035Punt
211:471:34OWN 2045Interception
29:553:33OWN 25633Punt
23:312:06OWN 935Punt
20:290:29OWN 2024Half
315:003:27OWN 19616Punt
36:556:00OWN 401260Touchdown
411:542:36OWN 21627Punt
47:452:02OPP 4756Interception
45:432:35OWN 37853Interception
42:001:09OWN 33436Fumble
Pittsburgh Steelers
QuarBeganPossFromPlaysYardsResult
115:001:54OWN 4038Punt
111:576:31OWN 421258Touchdown
11:532:00OWN 30416Punt
214:032:16OWN 34519Punt
210:130:18OPP 25125Touchdown
26:222:51OWN 20972Field Goal
21:250:56OPP 4531Punt
311:334:38OWN 21184Field Goal
30:554:01OWN 251054Fumble
49:181:33OWN 433Punt
43:081:08OWN 1031Punt
40:510:51OWN 312-2Game

Game MVP: Mike Singletary, Pittsburgh Steelers

Rushing Statistics

Los AngelesAttYardsAvgLG10+TD
RB George Adams12584.831011
QB John Witkowski5204.001210
RB Marc Logan4205.00900
PittsburghAttYardsAvgLG10+TD
RB Curtis Adams11595.361310
RB Stanford Jennings10505.001130
QB Bernie Kosar8303.751220
RB Barry Word4143.50801

Passing Statistics

Los AngelesAttCompYardsSk/YdTDLGIntRate
Gale Gilbert26171471/10032248.1
John Witkowski2110531/5012214.7
PittsburghAttCompYardsSk/YdTDLGIntRate
Bernie Kosar33201960/0144087.4

Receiving Statistics

Los AngelesCatchTargYardsAvgYACLGTD
WR Everett Gay913748.2222180
TE Cornelius O'Neill714304.2914120
RB George Adams344414.6726320
WR Ron Morris243517.505190
WR Gabriel Shonek2694.50080
RB Napoleon McCallum1111.00010
RB Marc Logan1233.00030
TE Fred Grennes1211.00410
TE Carter Manns1133.00230
PittsburghCatchTargYardsAvgYACLGTD
TE Clint Didier79395.576120
WR Nate Johnson61012420.6777441
WR Gerald Carter35217.008100
RB Curtis Adams24-5-2.500-10
FB Booker Moore111414.009140
RB Stanford Jennings1233.00030
TE Tim Wrightman0200.00000

Interception Statistics

Los AngelesIntsYardsAvgTD
PittsburghIntsYardsAvgTD
ILB Glenn Cameron100.000
S Pete Shaw16262.001
OLB Mike Singletary199.000
CB Trell Hooper100.000

Fumble Statistics

Los AngelesFumbRecovForceTD
QB Gale Gilbert1000
DT Pete Koch0100
OLB Reggie Mathis0010
ILB Hardy Nickerson0010
PittsburghFumbRecovForceTD
TE Clint Didier1000
QB Bernie Kosar1000
TE Tim Wrightman0100
DE Dwayne Buckley0100
DT Henry Thomas0010

Punting Statistics

Los AngelesPuntYardsAvgNetLGIn20
Glen Becker627746.240.3632
PittsburghPuntYardsAvgNetLGIn20
Jim Arnold628247.036.3571

Kicking Statistics

Los AngelesFGs40+Yd50+YdLGPAT
Jimmie Perkins0/00/00/001/1
PittsburghFGs40+Yd50+YdLGPAT
Jim Breech2/20/00/0312/3

Punt Return Statistics

Los AngelesRetYardsAvgTD
Johnny Holloway242.00
PittsburghRetYardsAvgTD
Billy Ryckman11515.00

Kick Return Statistics

Los AngelesRetYardsAvgTD
Napoleon McCallum36321.00
PittsburghRetYardsAvgTD
Billy Ryckman13131.00

Defensive Statistics

Los AngelesTackAsstSackRPlayPPlay
ILB Hardy Nickerson810.02824
OLB Reggie Mathis650.03333
ILB Garth Jax600.01417
S Raphel Cherry540.03333
DE Howie Long420.03333
DT Pete Koch310.03132
DE Craig Weber310.02925
CB Lou Brock300.02827
CB Larry Braziel210.02727
S Terry Hoage210.03333
OLB Curtis Taliaferro210.047
ILB Tim Meamber200.0712
CB Johnny Holloway140.02116
S J.C. Pearson100.011
TE Cornelius O'Neill10---------
WR Everett Gay10---------
WR Gabriel Shonek10---------
OLB Craig Raddatz010.02420
PittsburghTackAsstSackRPlayPPlay
ILB Glenn Cameron810.01533
OLB Robert Lyles600.01948
S Gerald Small520.02149
DT Henry Thomas401.01327
OLB Mike Singletary301.02149
ILB Troy Benson300.0315
CB Trell Hooper300.01320
CB Kenny Johnson220.0722
CB Mario Clark200.0532
S Pete Shaw200.0624
S Mike Harden200.01625
DE Keith Willis200.01416
DE Keith Ferguson120.01442
CB Elvis Patterson120.02149
S Aaron Mitchell110.0416
DE Dwayne Buckley110.0836
ILB Tommy Taylor110.0136
DT Kit Lathrop100.0822
OLB Gary Padjen100.021

Pass Rush Statistics

Los AngelesSackBlockHurryKnockPPlay
OLB Curtis Taliaferro0.01007
DT Pete Koch0.004132
OLB Reggie Mathis0.001033
DE Howie Long0.001033
DE Craig Weber0.001025
DT Dick Chapura0.00101
PittsburghSackBlockHurryKnockPPlay
OLB Mike Singletary1.002049
DT Henry Thomas1.000127
DE Keith Ferguson0.002342
DE Dwayne Buckley0.002036
DE Keith Willis0.001116

Pass Defense Statistics

Los AngelesCaughtDefnsdIntrcpPPlay
OLB Reggie Mathis42033
ILB Hardy Nickerson41024
CB Lou Brock31027
ILB Tim Meamber20012
S Raphel Cherry20033
CB Larry Braziel10027
DE Howie Long10033
CB Johnny Holloway10016
DE Craig Weber10025
OLB Curtis Taliaferro1007
PittsburghCaughtDefnsdIntrcpPPlay
ILB Glenn Cameron61133
OLB Robert Lyles42048
S Gerald Small40049
CB Kenny Johnson21022
CB Trell Hooper20120
ILB Troy Benson20015
OLB Mike Singletary11149
DE Keith Ferguson11042
S Pete Shaw10124
CB Mario Clark10032
S Mike Harden10025
DE Dwayne Buckley10036
ILB Tommy Taylor1006

Blocking Statistics

Los AngelesKeyBlBlOppPancRPlySckAPPly
G Howard Richards57021149
T Kevin Allen35021049
T Hank Goebel03021149
C Gregg Razoczy02021049
G Guy McIntyre01021049
PittsburghKeyBlBlOppPancRPlySckAPPly
G Chris Godfrey57133033
G R.C. Thielemann48033033
T Doug Williams24033033
T Joe Delvin12033033
FB Booker Moore120904
C Doug Smith05033033

Special Teams Tackles

Los AngelesTacklesSTPlays
Ron Morris17
Kevin Allen16
PittsburghTacklesSTPlays
Robert Lyles212
Pete Shaw114
Elvis Patterson112
Steve Buxton18

Participation

Los AngelesRPlyOffPPlyOffRPlyDefPPlyDefSTPlyTotal Plays
G Howard Richards2149------676
G Guy McIntyre2149------676
S Terry Hoage------33331076
T Kevin Allen2149------676
T Hank Goebel2149------676
CB Larry Braziel------27271973
C Gregg Razoczy2149---------70
S Raphel Cherry------3333369
OLB Reggie Mathis------3333268
DE Howie Long------3333268
WR Everett Gay1737------1367
DT Pete Koch------3132265
RB George Adams1727------2064
WR Ron Morris1641------764
TE Cornelius O'Neill1744------263
CB Lou Brock------2827257
DE Craig Weber------2925155
ILB Hardy Nickerson------2824153
WR Gabriel Shonek837---------45
OLB Craig Raddatz------2420145
CB Johnny Holloway------2116744
RB Marc Logan926------641
TE Fred Grennes1111------1840
CB Jitter Fields------11141439
QB John Witkowski1622---------38
QB Gale Gilbert527---------32
ILB Tim Meamber------7121332
ILB Garth Jax------1417132
OLB Curtis Taliaferro------472132
WR Tony Hill69------520
DE Russell Wilcox------47718
RB Napoleon McCallum17------816
S J.C. Pearson------111315
TE Carter Manns36---------9
DT Joe Drake------0066
C Cornell Barth00------66
P Glen Becker00------66
DT Alvin Wright------21---3
K Jimmie Perkins00------22
DT Dick Chapura------01---1
T Nick Eyre00---------0
T Scott Raridon00---------0
T Bruce Wilkerson00---------0
S Clarence Vaughn------00---0
PittsburghRPlyOffPPlyOffRPlyDefPPlyDefSTPlyTotal Plays
CB Elvis Patterson------21491282
OLB Robert Lyles------19481279
T Doug Williams3333------874
S Gerald Small------2149272
OLB Mike Singletary------2149---70
T Joe Delvin3333---------66
G R.C. Thielemann3333---------66
C Doug Smith3333---------66
WR Nate Johnson3333---------66
G Chris Godfrey3333---------66
QB Bernie Kosar3333---------66
WR Gerald Carter2932---------61
TE Clint Didier2832---------60
DE Keith Ferguson------1442---56
RB Stanford Jennings1421------1651
ILB Glenn Cameron------1533---48
CB Trell Hooper------13201346
CB Mario Clark------532744
S Pete Shaw------6241444
DE Dwayne Buckley------836---44
S Mike Harden------1625---41
DT Henry Thomas------1327---40
WR Brian Baschnagel2114------237
DT Kit Lathrop------822636
DE Keith Willis------1416---30
CB Kenny Johnson------722---29
FB Booker Moore94------1629
RB Curtis Adams1511---------26
ILB Troy Benson------315826
TE Doug Crosbie21------2225
TE Tim Wrightman915---------24
OLB Gary Padjen------212023
S Aaron Mitchell------416---20
ILB Tommy Taylor------136---19
WR Billy Ryckman11------1618
DE Phil Murphy------64616
WR Ron Brown00------1414
C Don Macek00------88
K Jim Breech00------88
C Mike McDonald00------88
P Jim Arnold00------88
G Duval Love00------88
T Steve Buxton00------88
S Mike Whitwell------23---5
RB Barry Word41---------5
QB Deiter Brock00---------0

Directional Rushing Statistics

DistanceAttYardsAvg
Left242.0
Middle13584.5
Right6366.0
None000.0
DistanceAttYardsAvg
Left441.0
Middle191095.7
Right8425.3
None2-2-1.0

Detailed Passing Statistics

Los AngelesAttCmp20+BdThDropDfnsHurrKnckIntc
Gale Gilbert26171203222
John Witkowski21100013532
PittsburghAttCmp20+BdThDropDfnsHurrKnckIntc
Bernie Kosar33203004810

Directional Passing Statistics

DistanceAttCompYardsAvg
Screen117322.9
Short (0-8 Yds)1913743.9
Medium (9-18 Yds)147946.7
Long (19+ Yds)3000.0
DistanceAttCompYardsAvg
Screen105333.3
Short (0-8 Yds)1511644.3
Medium (9-18 Yds)63559.2
Long (19+ Yds)214422.0

Detailed Receiving Statistics

Los AngelesTargtCaugtDropdYards20+PPlay
TE Cornelius O'Neill147030044
WR Everett Gay139074037
WR Gabriel Shonek6209037
RB George Adams43044127
WR Ron Morris42135041
RB Marc Logan2103026
TE Fred Grennes2101011
RB Napoleon McCallum110107
TE Carter Manns110306
PittsburghTargtCaugtDropdYards20+PPlay
WR Nate Johnson1060124333
TE Clint Didier97039032
WR Gerald Carter53021032
RB Curtis Adams420-5011
TE Tim Wrightman2000015
RB Stanford Jennings2103021
FB Booker Moore1101404

Red-Zone Rushing Statistics

Los AngelesAttYardsAvgOverall Avg
RB George Adams3103.334.83
PittsburghAttYardsAvgOverall Avg
RB Stanford Jennings111.005.00
QB Bernie Kosar177.003.75
RB Barry Word133.003.50

Red-Zone Passing Statistics

Los AngelesAttCompYardsAvg/AttOverall Avg
Gale Gilbert5330.605.65
PittsburghAttCompYardsAvg/AttOverall Avg
Bernie Kosar74263.715.94

Red-Zone Receiving Statistics

Los AngelesTargetCatchYardsAvg/TargOverall Avg
WR Everett Gay3200.005.69
TE Cornelius O'Neill2131.502.14
PittsburghTargetCatchYardsAvg/TargOverall Avg
TE Clint Didier33165.334.33
WR Gerald Carter21105.004.20
WR Nate Johnson1000.0012.40
RB Curtis Adams1000.00-1.25

Third Down Rushing Statistics

Los AngelesRushesConversions
RB George Adams22
QB John Witkowski11
PittsburghRushesConversions
RB Stanford Jennings31
RB Curtis Adams11

Third Down Passing Statistics

Los AngelesAttCompConversions
John Witkowski852
Gale Gilbert421
PittsburghAttCompConversions
Bernie Kosar1064

Third Down Receiving Statistics

Los AngelesTargCatchConversions
RB George Adams321
TE Cornelius O'Neill311
WR Everett Gay331
WR Gabriel Shonek200
RB Napoleon McCallum110
PittsburghTargCatchConversions
WR Nate Johnson432
WR Gerald Carter200
TE Clint Didier222
TE Tim Wrightman100
RB Stanford Jennings110

SectionAttendance
Stadium68,300 (70,000 capacity)
Upper Deck18,400 (19,800)
End Zone14,000 (14,300)
Mezzanine8,300 (8,300)
Sideline Seats12,700 (12,700)
Club Seats7,400 (7,400)
Luxury Boxes7,500 (7,500)