Week 2, 1987

played in Atlanta, GA

89 degrees, rain, 17 mph wind

Houston Oilers0730-10
Atlanta Falcons3606-15

Scoring Summary
1Q: 07:14 ATL - Max Zendejas 30 field goal
2Q: 13:19 HOU - Mike Mularkey 12 pass from Frank Reich (Morten Andersen extra point)
2Q: 06:03 ATL - Max Zendejas 48 field goal
2Q: 00:47 ATL - Max Zendejas 53 field goal
3Q: 08:08 HOU - Morten Andersen 23 field goal
4Q: 06:46 ATL - Max Zendejas 44 field goal
4Q: 00:27 ATL - Max Zendejas 52 field goal

Team StatisticsHOUATL
Record1-12-0
First Downs1219
- by Rushing47
- by Passing810
- by Penalty02
Total Net Yards227312
- Offensive Plays5364
- Yards per Play4.284.88
Net Rushing Yards81110
- Rushing Attempts2433
- Yards per Rush3.383.33
Net Passing Yards146202
- Att./Comp./Intrcpt28 - 17 - 028 - 20 - 0
- Gross Passing Yards152221
- Sacks/Yards Lost1/63/19
- Yards per Pass Play5.036.52
Fumbles/Lost1/10/0
3rd Down Conversions4/124/14
- Avg. YtG on 3rd Down6.18.2
4th Down Conversions0/00/0
Penalties/Yards4/304/30
Punt Returns/Yards1/174/14
Kick Returns/Yards4/913/71
Interception Ret./Yards0/00/0
2pt Conversions0/00/0
Red Zone Visits21
- Red Zone TDs/FGs1/10/1
Avg. Drive StartOWN 28OWN 27
Time of Possession25:3434:26

Drive Charts

Houston Oilers
QuarBeganPossFromPlaysYardsResult
17:092:57OWN 26613Punt
10:572:49OWN 48752Touchdown
211:041:34OWN 2534Punt
25:563:56OWN 23948Missed FG
20:420:42OWN 252-4Half
315:001:28OWN 3039Fumble
312:314:30OWN 49745Field Goal
33:373:12OWN 3826Punt
413:111:49OWN 27418Punt
46:412:19OWN 3535Punt
40:190:19OWN 2516Game
Atlanta Falcons
QuarBeganPossFromPlaysYardsResult
115:007:51OWN 311156Field Goal
14:123:15OWN 13646Missed FG
213:082:04OWN 3634Punt
29:303:34OWN 29740Field Goal
22:001:18OWN 36528Field Goal
313:321:01OPP 393-3Missed FG
38:014:24OWN 32719Punt
30:252:14OWN 11410Punt
411:224:41OWN 11962Field Goal
44:224:03OWN 101055Field Goal

Game MVP: Max Zendejas, Atlanta Falcons

Rushing Statistics

HoustonAttYardsAvgLG10+TD
RB Greg Bell20723.601230
QB Frank Reich3103.33600
RB Johnny Hector1-1-1.00-100
AtlantaAttYardsAvgLG10+TD
RB Newton Williams16251.56900
RB Rod Bernstine14644.571530
RB Jewerl Thomas2168.001210
QB Warren Moon155.00500

Passing Statistics

HoustonAttCompYardsSk/YdTDLGIntRate
Frank Reich28171521/6125087.2
AtlantaAttCompYardsSk/YdTDLGIntRate
Warren Moon28202213/19025094.5

Receiving Statistics

HoustonCatchTargYardsAvgYACLGTD
WR Lindsay Scott56489.6022190
TE Mike Mularkey46328.0011121
WR John Smith36258.338150
RB Greg Bell22126.00190
WR Vince Williams141010.001100
RB Johnny Hector1300.00300
WR Clarence Weathers112525.0015250
AtlantaCatchTargYardsAvgYACLGTD
WR Ernest Givins58459.009250
WR Willis Adams344615.3314250
RB Newton Williams334314.3332230
TE Tom Mullady252211.000210
TE Doug Marsh232613.0020230
WR Calvin Muhammad222914.504160
RB Jewerl Thomas1100.00000
RB Rod Bernstine1111.00010
TE Jon Embree1199.001090

Interception Statistics

HoustonIntsYardsAvgTD
AtlantaIntsYardsAvgTD

Fumble Statistics

HoustonFumbRecovForceTD
QB Frank Reich1000
AtlantaFumbRecovForceTD
DE Rick Bryan0100
OLB Jim Haslett0010

Punting Statistics

HoustonPuntYardsAvgNetLGIn20
John Kidd524849.646.8523
AtlantaPuntYardsAvgNetLGIn20
Harry Newsome315050.044.3522

Kicking Statistics

HoustonFGs40+Yd50+YdLGPAT
Morten Andersen1/20/10/0231/1
AtlantaFGs40+Yd50+YdLGPAT
Max Zendejas5/74/62/4530/0

Punt Return Statistics

HoustonRetYardsAvgTD
Barry Wilburn11717.00
AtlantaRetYardsAvgTD
Terry Taylor4143.50

Kick Return Statistics

HoustonRetYardsAvgTD
Mark Haynes49122.80
AtlantaRetYardsAvgTD
Calvin Muhammad24522.50
Scott Woerner12626.00

Defensive Statistics

HoustonTackAsstSackRPlayPPlay
ILB Dave Levenick630.03230
S Vance Bedford620.03230
CB Mark Haynes600.03230
DE Ezra Johnson511.03230
OLB Mark Merrill540.02819
S Carlton Williamson510.03331
DT Greg Meisner500.02817
CB Bobby Watkins421.03331
CB Ivory Sully410.0198
OLB Timothy Dyer320.01416
ILB Kurt Gouveia310.0310
DE Curtis Greer210.03021
DT Mike Golic111.0514
DT Mike Pitts120.03331
AtlantaTackAsstSackRPlayPPlay
OLB Jim Haslett620.02220
CB Terry Taylor500.02429
DT Tim Newton410.02325
S Perry Williams400.02429
S Scott Woerner310.02322
OLB Mike Merriweather310.01616
DE Keith Guthrie300.01919
ILB Niko Noga300.01918
OLB Matt Monger300.065
DE Rick Bryan200.02429
DT Randy Trautman101.01224
CB Steve Brown100.0514
CB Herb Welch100.0719
CB Patrick Hunter100.02217
DE Jim Reynosa010.027
DT Gerald Nichols010.0118

Pass Rush Statistics

HoustonSackBlockHurryKnockPPlay
DE Ezra Johnson1.002030
CB Bobby Watkins1.000031
DT Mike Golic1.000014
DE Glenn Fones0.010010
DT Mike Pitts0.001031
DT Greg Meisner0.000117
AtlantaSackBlockHurryKnockPPlay
DT Randy Trautman1.011124
DE Rick Bryan0.011029
DE Keith Guthrie0.011019
CB Terry Taylor0.001029
DT Tim Newton0.001025

Pass Defense Statistics

HoustonCaughtDefnsdIntrcpPPlay
ILB Dave Levenick40030
OLB Mark Merrill30019
CB Mark Haynes30030
CB Bobby Watkins30031
S Carlton Williamson21031
OLB Timothy Dyer20016
ILB Kurt Gouveia20010
CB Ivory Sully1008
AtlantaCaughtDefnsdIntrcpPPlay
CB Terry Taylor40029
OLB Jim Haslett30020
OLB Matt Monger2105
CB Patrick Hunter11017
S Scott Woerner10022
CB Steve Brown10014
S Perry Williams10029
DE Rick Bryan10029
DE Keith Guthrie10019
CB Herb Welch10019
S Nelson Jones1008

Blocking Statistics

HoustonKeyBlBlOppPancRPlySckAPPly
T Will Wolford27024029
T Dwight Wheeler24024129
C Jameson Aguillard14024029
G Tom Newberry12024029
G Kevin Gogan12024029
FB Larry Moriarty110805
TE Mike Mularkey01022029
AtlantaKeyBlBlOppPancRPlySckAPPly
G Joe Milinichik39033131
C Tony Berryhill28033031
G Roy Foster16033031
T Dave Piepkorn14033031
T Don Sommer13033231
TE Tom Mullady11026025
FB Mickey Merrifield010609

Special Teams Tackles

HoustonTacklesSTPlays
Ezra Johnson214
Dwight Wheeler210
Mark Haynes117
Allen Woodson111
James Pruitt17
AtlantaTacklesSTPlays
Steve Brown219
Calvin Muhammad29
Joe Milinichik110

Participation

HoustonRPlyOffPPlyOffRPlyDefPPlyDefSTPlyTotal Plays
CB Mark Haynes------32301779
S Carlton Williamson------33311478
DE Ezra Johnson------32301476
CB Bobby Watkins------33311074
DT Mike Pitts------3331771
ILB Dave Levenick------3230769
S Vance Bedford------3230769
T Dwight Wheeler2429------1063
G Tom Newberry2429------760
T Will Wolford2429------760
G Kevin Gogan2429------760
DE Curtis Greer------3021354
C Jameson Aguillard2429---------53
QB Frank Reich2429---------53
WR Lindsay Scott2127------351
TE Mike Mularkey2229---------51
OLB Timothy Dyer------14161949
OLB Mark Merrill------2819249
DT Greg Meisner------2817247
WR John Smith2026---------46
RB Greg Bell2321---------44
WR Vince Williams1219---------31
TE Mark Keel74------1930
CB Barry Wilburn------3111630
CB Ivory Sully------198---27
FB Larry Moriarty85------1427
DT Mike Golic------514827
RB Johnny Hector18------1625
WR Clarence Weathers25------1320
ILB Kurt Gouveia------310518
DE Glenn Fones------310518
S Allen Woodson------111113
ILB Darren Comeaux------10910
C Freddie Bates00------77
P John Kidd00------77
WR James Pruitt00------77
K Morten Andersen00------55
T Hugh Heyer00------55
DE Josh Barrett------0033
WR Mark Smith11---------2
TE Orson Mobley20---------2
OLB Leon White------11---2
RB Kenny Flowers10---------1
QB Guido Merkens00---------0
G Winford Hood00---------0
C Roberto Peterson00---------0
AtlantaRPlyOffPPlyOffRPlyDefPPlyDefSTPlyTotal Plays
G Roy Foster3331------1074
T Dave Piepkorn3331------1074
G Joe Milinichik3331------1074
T Don Sommer3331------1074
CB Terry Taylor------24291366
QB Warren Moon3331---------64
C Tony Berryhill3331---------64
DE Rick Bryan------24291164
WR Ernest Givins3028------361
WR Willis Adams3128---------59
S Perry Williams------2429356
TE Tom Mullady2625---------51
S Scott Woerner------2322449
DT Tim Newton------2325---48
ILB Niko Noga------1918845
OLB Jim Haslett------2220244
WR Calvin Muhammad2213------944
RB Rod Bernstine1410------1943
CB Patrick Hunter------2217---39
DT Randy Trautman------1224238
CB Steve Brown------5141938
DE Keith Guthrie------1919---38
FB Mickey Merrifield69------2136
OLB Mike Merriweather------1616234
CB Herb Welch------719733
RB Newton Williams1711---------28
TE Steve Jordan22------2428
TE Doug Marsh1215---------27
OLB Rydell Malancon------191727
WR Frankie Neal11------2123
S Nelson Jones------181423
DT Gerald Nichols------118221
DE Jim Reynosa------27615
K Max Zendejas00------1313
RB Jewerl Thomas210---------12
OLB Matt Monger------65112
P Harry Newsome00------1010
C Tyler Lusk00------1010
DT Pat Swoopes------3159
TE Jon Embree23---------5
G Rich Rosen00---------0
G DeAndre Jamison00---------0
QB Randy Essington00---------0
T Scott Bergold00---------0
T Bob Riley00---------0
OLB Alex Gordon------00---0

Directional Rushing Statistics

DistanceAttYardsAvg
Left8162.0
Middle9434.8
Right7223.1
None000.0
DistanceAttYardsAvg
Left8131.6
Middle18784.3
Right7192.7
None000.0

Detailed Passing Statistics

HoustonAttCmp20+BdThDropDfnsHurrKnckIntc
Frank Reich28171102510
AtlantaAttCmp20+BdThDropDfnsHurrKnckIntc
Warren Moon28205121310

Directional Passing Statistics

DistanceAttCompYardsAvg
Screen63142.3
Short (0-8 Yds)1710985.8
Medium (9-18 Yds)54408.0
Long (19+ Yds)0000.0
DistanceAttCompYardsAvg
Screen64264.3
Short (0-8 Yds)129776.4
Medium (9-18 Yds)757210.3
Long (19+ Yds)324615.3

Detailed Receiving Statistics

HoustonTargtCaugtDropdYards20+PPlay
WR John Smith63025026
WR Lindsay Scott65048027
TE Mike Mularkey64032029
WR Vince Williams41010019
RB Johnny Hector310008
RB Greg Bell22012021
WR Clarence Weathers1102515
AtlantaTargtCaugtDropdYards20+PPlay
WR Ernest Givins85045128
TE Tom Mullady52122125
WR Willis Adams43046128
TE Doug Marsh32126115
RB Newton Williams33043111
WR Calvin Muhammad22029013
RB Jewerl Thomas1100010
RB Rod Bernstine1101010
TE Jon Embree110903

Red-Zone Rushing Statistics

HoustonAttYardsAvgOverall Avg
RB Greg Bell6162.673.60
AtlantaAttYardsAvgOverall Avg
RB Newton Williams3103.331.56
RB Rod Bernstine133.004.57

Red-Zone Passing Statistics

HoustonAttCompYardsAvg/AttOverall Avg
Frank Reich21126.005.43
AtlantaAttCompYardsAvg/AttOverall Avg

Red-Zone Receiving Statistics

HoustonTargetCatchYardsAvg/TargOverall Avg
TE Mike Mularkey21126.005.33
AtlantaTargetCatchYardsAvg/TargOverall Avg

Third Down Rushing Statistics

HoustonRushesConversions
RB Greg Bell10
QB Frank Reich10
AtlantaRushesConversions
RB Jewerl Thomas21
RB Rod Bernstine11

Third Down Passing Statistics

HoustonAttCompConversions
Frank Reich1054
AtlantaAttCompConversions
Warren Moon952

Third Down Receiving Statistics

HoustonTargCatchConversions
RB Johnny Hector310
WR John Smith200
WR Lindsay Scott222
TE Mike Mularkey222
WR Vince Williams100
AtlantaTargCatchConversions
WR Ernest Givins421
TE Tom Mullady210
WR Willis Adams100
RB Jewerl Thomas110
WR Calvin Muhammad111

SectionAttendance
Stadium69,700 (70,000 capacity)
Upper Deck21,100 (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)