Week 3, 1987

played in San Francisco, CA

51 degrees, rain, 7 mph wind

Minnesota Vikings7780-22
San Francisco 49ers313319-38

Scoring Summary
1Q: 04:45 MIN - Junior Tautalatasi 4 run (Paul McFadden extra point)
1Q: 00:19 SFO - Nick Lowery 49 field goal
2Q: 13:39 MIN - Drew Hill 4 pass from Steve Grogan (Paul McFadden extra point)
2Q: 11:42 SFO - Stephen Baker 3 pass from Joe Montana (Nick Lowery extra point failed)
2Q: 05:57 SFO - John Taylor 18 pass from Joe Montana (Nick Lowery extra point)
3Q: 05:13 SFO - Nick Lowery 25 field goal
3Q: 00:45 MIN - Junior Tautalatasi 2 pass from Steve Grogan (Steve Grogan pass to Reggie Langhorne for conversion)
4Q: 13:02 SFO - Nick Lowery 41 field goal
4Q: 06:34 SFO - Nick Lowery 48 field goal
4Q: 04:28 SFO - Ervin Randle 68 interception return (Nick Lowery extra point)
4Q: 03:17 SFO - Nick Lowery 42 field goal
4Q: 01:50 SFO - Nick Lowery 26 field goal

Team StatisticsMINSFO
Record1-23-0
First Downs1725
- by Rushing94
- by Passing816
- by Penalty05
Total Net Yards303370
- Offensive Plays6273
- Yards per Play4.895.07
Net Rushing Yards11579
- Rushing Attempts2426
- Yards per Rush4.793.04
Net Passing Yards188291
- Att./Comp./Intrcpt36 - 21 - 243 - 24 - 1
- Gross Passing Yards201324
- Sacks/Yards Lost2/134/33
- Yards per Pass Play4.956.19
Fumbles/Lost1/10/0
3rd Down Conversions4/124/14
- Avg. YtG on 3rd Down7.910.5
4th Down Conversions0/20/0
Penalties/Yards8/743/20
Punt Returns/Yards0/01/10
Kick Returns/Yards2/393/82
Interception Ret./Yards1/122/71
2pt Conversions1/10/0
Red Zone Visits34
- Red Zone TDs/FGs3/02/2
Avg. Drive StartOWN 30OWN 34
Time of Possession27:3132:29

Drive Charts

Minnesota Vikings
QuarBeganPossFromPlaysYardsResult
115:004:11OWN 25615Punt
18:422:31OPP 38526Fumble
16:001:26OPP 14414Touchdown
10:131:40OWN 25575Touchdown
211:332:36OWN 18515Punt
25:462:33OWN 35521Punt
20:250:25OWN 41-2Half
312:141:57OWN 20424Punt
35:074:33OWN 251075Touchdown
412:561:20OWN 2533Punt
46:292:13OWN 25516Interception
44:160:35OWN 2540Downs
43:120:45OWN 2541Downs
41:450:10OWN 2510Interception
San Francisco 49ers
QuarBeganPossFromPlaysYardsResult
110:492:07OWN 75-4Punt
16:110:11OWN 2210Interception
14:344:21OWN 23845Field Goal
213:332:00OWN 25675Touchdown
28:573:11OWN 29871Touchdown
23:132:48OWN 20731Punt
315:002:46OWN 31723Punt
310:175:10OWN 20972Field Goal
30:342:38OPP 45521Field Goal
411:365:07OWN 121057Field Goal
43:410:29OPP 2530Field Goal
42:270:42OPP 26417Field Goal
41:351:35OPP 453-4Game

Game MVP: Nick Lowery, San Francisco 49ers

Rushing Statistics

MinnesotaAttYardsAvgLG10+TD
RB Junior Tautalatasi13584.462211
RB Tony Nathan5204.001120
RB James Brooks3155.00900
QB Steve Grogan2199.501010
WR Hassan Jones133.00300
San FranciscoAttYardsAvgLG10+TD
RB Matt Suhey17583.411310
QB Joe Montana5-2-0.40300
RB Sammy Winder22010.001910
FB Merril Hoge231.50300

Passing Statistics

MinnesotaAttCompYardsSk/YdTDLGIntRate
Steve Grogan36212012/13235269.3
San FranciscoAttCompYardsSk/YdTDLGIntRate
Joe Montana43243244/33241185.8

Receiving Statistics

MinnesotaCatchTargYardsAvgYACLGTD
WR Drew Hill102011911.9073351
FB Santiago Erickson344515.0045310
TE Travis Tucker34103.33780
WR Art Monk1177.00270
RB James Brooks1133.00030
TE David Little1177.00670
RB Junior Tautalatasi1122.00021
WR Jamie Holland1188.00080
RB Tony Nathan0200.00000
WR Reggie Langhorne0100.00000
San FranciscoCatchTargYardsAvgYACLGTD
TE K.D. Dunn6128814.6724340
TE Marcos McCue5710621.2018410
WR Stephen Baker484611.509281
WR Victor Simmons34237.670130
RB Sammy Winder2273.50080
WR John Taylor252814.0013181
RB Matt Suhey111414.001140
WR Preston Brown111212.000120
WR Jo-Jo Townsell0100.00000
FB Merril Hoge0200.00000

Interception Statistics

MinnesotaIntsYardsAvgTD
CB Eric Thomas11212.000
San FranciscoIntsYardsAvgTD
CB Ronnie Lott133.000
OLB Ervin Randle16868.001

Fumble Statistics

MinnesotaFumbRecovForceTD
QB Steve Grogan1000
San FranciscoFumbRecovForceTD
DE Fred Small0100
S Willie Teal0010

Punting Statistics

MinnesotaPuntYardsAvgNetLGIn20
Dakota Gonzalez526152.242.2603
San FranciscoPuntYardsAvgNetLGIn20
Ramon Basham312642.035.3461

Kicking Statistics

MinnesotaFGs40+Yd50+YdLGPAT
Paul McFadden0/00/00/002/2
San FranciscoFGs40+Yd50+YdLGPAT
Nick Lowery6/64/40/0492/3

Punt Return Statistics

MinnesotaRetYardsAvgTD
San FranciscoRetYardsAvgTD
Shaun Gayle11010.00

Kick Return Statistics

MinnesotaRetYardsAvgTD
Lyle Pickens23919.50
San FranciscoRetYardsAvgTD
John Taylor38227.30

Defensive Statistics

MinnesotaTackAsstSackRPlayPPlay
CB Vann McElroy730.02647
OLB Lester Boyd710.02136
ILB Reggie McKenzie630.02336
DT Todd Liebenstein620.02645
CB Eric Thomas500.02646
S Kerry Justin420.02644
DE Jim Herrmann201.5310
DE Mark Jerue211.02440
DE Robert Thompson201.02338
DT Gerald Williams220.52642
CB Maurice Douglass210.02126
OLB Ken Woodard110.0519
T Steve August10---------
WR Art Monk10---------
S Jeff Donaldson100.036
OLB Micah Moon100.038
CB Lyle Pickens100.0210
ILB Lance Sellers100.0311
S Eugene Robinson010.01721
San FranciscoTackAsstSackRPlayPPlay
CB Mike Heaven600.02436
S Shaun Gayle511.01625
S Willie Teal540.02438
OLB Joe Kelly400.01016
DT Ralph Warthen301.01014
DT David Galloway310.0924
ILB Avon Riley300.0514
ILB Tyler McDermott210.01722
CB Ronnie Lott210.01430
OLB Rick Graf210.01010
DE George Little200.0106
CB Ted Deneault110.0816
CB Clint Harris110.01312
ILB Thomas Brown100.033
S John Krimm100.01228
DE Fred Small100.01919
DE Neal Dellocono100.0518
WR Stephen Baker10---------
DT Bob Slater020.01224

Pass Rush Statistics

MinnesotaSackBlockHurryKnockPPlay
DE Jim Herrmann1.500010
DE Robert Thompson1.004038
DE Mark Jerue1.000040
DT Gerald Williams0.501142
CB Eric Thomas0.001046
San FranciscoSackBlockHurryKnockPPlay
DT Ralph Warthen1.000014
S Shaun Gayle1.000025
DT Bob Slater0.021224
DT David Galloway0.004324
OLB Ervin Randle0.001117
DE Filipo Mokofisi0.001137
DE Fred Small0.001019
DE Neal Dellocono0.000118

Pass Defense Statistics

MinnesotaCaughtDefnsdIntrcpPPlay
CB Eric Thomas53146
OLB Lester Boyd51036
CB Vann McElroy51047
ILB Reggie McKenzie31036
ILB Lance Sellers20011
DT Todd Liebenstein11045
CB Maurice Douglass11026
DT Gerald Williams10042
CB Lyle Pickens10010
DE Mark Jerue01040
S Eugene Robinson01021
San FranciscoCaughtDefnsdIntrcpPPlay
S Shaun Gayle40025
OLB Joe Kelly31016
CB Mike Heaven30036
ILB Avon Riley21014
S Willie Teal20038
ILB Tyler McDermott20022
ILB Thomas Brown1003
DT David Galloway10024
S John Krimm10028
DE Neal Dellocono10018
OLB Rick Graf10010
CB Ronnie Lott01130
OLB Ervin Randle00117

Blocking Statistics

MinnesotaKeyBlBlOppPancRPlySckAPPly
C Chuck Thomas46024038
T Steve August34024038
T Steve Moore27024038
FB Santiago Erickson120609
G Steve Wallace11024138
G Raleigh McKenzie01024138
TE Travis Tucker0108017
San FranciscoKeyBlBlOppPancRPlySckAPPly
C Robert Shaw37026147
T Ronnie Lee27026147
C Jay Pennison25026047
TE K.D. Dunn11021038
T Jeff Criswell03026047
G Lance Smith01026147
RB Matt Suhey00018125

Special Teams Tackles

MinnesotaTacklesSTPlays
Reggie Langhorne217
Travis Tucker122
Bob White15
San FranciscoTacklesSTPlays
Neal Dellocono121
Sammy Winder19

Participation

MinnesotaRPlyOffPPlyOffRPlyDefPPlyDefSTPlyTotal Plays
CB Eric Thomas------26461991
CB Vann McElroy------2647679
DT Todd Liebenstein------2645576
S Kerry Justin------2644575
DT Gerald Williams------2642472
G Steve Wallace2438------971
T Steve August2438------567
DE Mark Jerue------2440165
QB Steve Grogan2438---------62
T Steve Moore2438---------62
DE Robert Thompson------2338162
C Chuck Thomas2438---------62
G Raleigh McKenzie2438---------62
ILB Reggie McKenzie------2336---59
WR Drew Hill2235---------57
OLB Lester Boyd------2136---57
WR Art Monk2133---------54
WR Reggie Langhorne1422------1753
CB Maurice Douglass------2126653
TE David Little1929---------48
TE Travis Tucker817------2247
S Bo Metcalf------6191742
S Eugene Robinson------1721139
OLB Micah Moon------382738
CB Lyle Pickens------2102335
RB Junior Tautalatasi1420---------34
ILB Lance Sellers------3111933
FB Santiago Erickson69------1732
TE Chris Kelley34------1926
OLB Ken Woodard------519---24
DE Jim Herrmann------310922
DT Jim Scott------210921
WR Jamie Holland04------1721
RB Chester Phillips00------1919
RB Tony Nathan711---------18
S Jeff Donaldson------36110
WR Hassan Jones35---------8
C Juan Ware00------55
P Dakota Gonzalez00------55
T Roger Caron00------55
C Bob White00------55
C David Alexander00------55
RB James Brooks31---------4
K Paul McFadden00------44
DT Darien Hines------0314
QB Luc Tousignant00---------0
San FranciscoRPlyOffPPlyOffRPlyDefPPlyDefSTPlyTotal Plays
T Ronnie Lee2647------1992
C Robert Shaw2647------982
G Lance Smith2647------982
T Jeff Criswell2647------982
S Willie Teal------24381981
QB Joe Montana2647---------73
C Jay Pennison2647---------73
CB Mike Heaven------24361373
WR John Taylor2239------465
TE K.D. Dunn2138---------59
DE Filipo Mokofisi------2237---59
WR Stephen Baker2031------455
WR Victor Simmons1933---------52
WR Preston Brown914------2548
S Shaun Gayle------1625546
RB Matt Suhey1825------144
CB Ronnie Lott------1430---44
DE Neal Dellocono------5182144
CB Ted Deneault------8161943
DE Fred Small------1919543
FB Merril Hoge49------2841
S John Krimm------1228---40
ILB Tyler McDermott------1722---39
DT David Galloway------924538
TE Tim Sherwin36------2837
DT Bob Slater------1224---36
TE Marcos McCue721------432
CB Clint Harris------1312530
OLB Ervin Randle------1217---29
RB Sammy Winder414------927
DE George Little------1061026
OLB Joe Kelly------1016---26
DT Ralph Warthen------1014---24
WR Jo-Jo Townsell35------1422
OLB Rick Graf------1010---20
ILB Avon Riley------514---19
DT Steve Niehaus------99---18
K Nick Lowery00------1616
P Ramon Basham00------99
C Tony Turner00------99
G Geoff Blackwell00------99
ILB Thomas Brown------33---6
QB Jeff Kolmo00---------0
C Glenn Streno00---------0
RB Wayne Fields00---------0
T Gary Schippang00---------0

Directional Rushing Statistics

DistanceAttYardsAvg
Left4133.3
Middle16674.2
Right4358.8
None000.0
DistanceAttYardsAvg
Left5387.6
Middle14251.8
Right5193.8
None2-3-1.5

Detailed Passing Statistics

MinnesotaAttCmp20+BdThDropDfnsHurrKnckIntc
Steve Grogan36214003882
San FranciscoAttCmp20+BdThDropDfnsHurrKnckIntc
Joe Montana432440210611

Directional Passing Statistics

DistanceAttCompYardsAvg
Screen118888.0
Short (0-8 Yds)139634.8
Medium (9-18 Yds)84506.3
Long (19+ Yds)4000.0
DistanceAttCompYardsAvg
Screen0000.0
Short (0-8 Yds)1811905.0
Medium (9-18 Yds)1791086.4
Long (19+ Yds)8412615.8

Detailed Receiving Statistics

MinnesotaTargtCaugtDropdYards20+PPlay
WR Drew Hill20100119335
FB Santiago Erickson4304519
TE Travis Tucker43010017
RB Tony Nathan2000011
WR Art Monk1107033
RB James Brooks110301
TE David Little1107029
WR Reggie Langhorne1000022
RB Junior Tautalatasi1102020
WR Jamie Holland110804
San FranciscoTargtCaugtDropdYards20+PPlay
TE K.D. Dunn126088238
WR Stephen Baker84046131
TE Marcos McCue750106121
WR John Taylor52128039
WR Victor Simmons43023033
RB Sammy Winder2207014
FB Merril Hoge200009
RB Matt Suhey11014025
WR Preston Brown11012014
WR Jo-Jo Townsell101005

Red-Zone Rushing Statistics

MinnesotaAttYardsAvgOverall Avg
RB Junior Tautalatasi252.504.46
RB Tony Nathan11010.004.00
San FranciscoAttYardsAvgOverall Avg
RB Matt Suhey331.003.41
QB Joe Montana2-2-1.00-0.40

Red-Zone Passing Statistics

MinnesotaAttCompYardsAvg/AttOverall Avg
Steve Grogan53153.005.58
San FranciscoAttCompYardsAvg/AttOverall Avg
Joe Montana43297.257.53

Red-Zone Receiving Statistics

MinnesotaTargetCatchYardsAvg/TargOverall Avg
WR Drew Hill32134.335.95
TE Travis Tucker1000.002.50
RB Junior Tautalatasi1122.002.00
San FranciscoTargetCatchYardsAvg/TargOverall Avg
WR John Taylor21189.005.60
RB Sammy Winder1188.003.50
WR Stephen Baker1133.005.75

Third Down Rushing Statistics

MinnesotaRushesConversions
RB Junior Tautalatasi22
QB Steve Grogan11
San FranciscoRushesConversions
QB Joe Montana20
RB Matt Suhey11

Third Down Passing Statistics

MinnesotaAttCompConversions
Steve Grogan831
San FranciscoAttCompConversions
Joe Montana943

Third Down Receiving Statistics

MinnesotaTargCatchConversions
WR Drew Hill521
FB Santiago Erickson100
RB Tony Nathan100
WR Jamie Holland110
San FranciscoTargCatchConversions
TE K.D. Dunn300
WR John Taylor311
WR Victor Simmons110
TE Marcos McCue111
WR Stephen Baker111

SectionAttendance
Stadium69,400 (70,000 capacity)
Upper Deck21,400 (21,400)
End Zone15,400 (15,400)
Mezzanine8,900 (8,900)
Sideline Seats13,600 (13,600)
Club Seats7,300 (7,400)
Luxury Boxes2,800 (3,300)