Week 3, 1987

played in Pittsburgh, PA

65 degrees, fair, 9 mph wind

New England Patriots0730-10
Pittsburgh Steelers01007-17

Scoring Summary
2Q: 13:48 NED - Ottis Anderson 3 run (John Carney extra point)
2Q: 10:28 PIT - Nate Johnson 1 pass from Bernie Kosar (Jim Breech extra point)
2Q: 01:58 PIT - Jim Breech 29 field goal
3Q: 10:41 NED - John Carney 36 field goal
4Q: 14:20 PIT - Curtis Adams 4 run (Jim Breech extra point)

Team StatisticsNEDPIT
Record1-23-0
First Downs1922
- by Rushing118
- by Passing712
- by Penalty12
Total Net Yards289351
- Offensive Plays6465
- Yards per Play4.525.40
Net Rushing Yards133150
- Rushing Attempts3125
- Yards per Rush4.296.00
Net Passing Yards156201
- Att./Comp./Intrcpt32 - 20 - 039 - 19 - 0
- Gross Passing Yards161207
- Sacks/Yards Lost1/51/6
- Yards per Pass Play4.735.03
Fumbles/Lost0/01/1
3rd Down Conversions5/138/15
- Avg. YtG on 3rd Down6.59.0
4th Down Conversions0/00/0
Penalties/Yards5/356/49
Punt Returns/Yards0/02/23
Kick Returns/Yards4/742/42
Interception Ret./Yards0/00/0
2pt Conversions0/00/0
Red Zone Visits24
- Red Zone TDs/FGs1/12/1
Avg. Drive StartOWN 23OWN 28
Time of Possession33:0126:59

Drive Charts

New England Patriots
QuarBeganPossFromPlaysYardsResult
112:383:38OWN 4510Punt
16:107:32OWN 91491Touchdown
210:203:09OWN 17517Punt
24:210:31OPP 283-5Missed FG
21:500:51OWN 1835Punt
20:320:32OWN 7215Half
315:004:27OWN 26855Field Goal
39:085:05OWN 301047Missed FG
414:094:52OWN 24825Punt
45:362:24OWN 27622Punt
Pittsburgh Steelers
QuarBeganPossFromPlaysYardsResult
115:002:22OWN 10421Punt
19:002:50OWN 28763Fumble
213:383:18OWN 37863Touchdown
27:112:50OWN 48616Missed FG
23:502:00OWN 40748Field Goal
20:590:27OWN 4230Punt
310:331:25OWN 2531Punt
34:034:54OWN 351365Touchdown
49:173:41OWN 1730Punt
43:123:12OWN 20842Game

Game MVP: Bernie Kosar, Pittsburgh Steelers

Rushing Statistics

New EnglandAttYardsAvgLG10+TD
RB Ottis Anderson19834.371411
RB Alvin Moore6335.50800
QB Jeff Hostetler4123.001010
FB Rick Parros252.50500
PittsburghAttYardsAvgLG10+TD
RB Stanford Jennings12988.172050
RB Curtis Adams691.50601
QB Bernie Kosar6396.501710
RB Barry Word144.00400

Passing Statistics

New EnglandAttCompYardsSk/YdTDLGIntRate
Jeff Hostetler32201611/5032075.1
PittsburghAttCompYardsSk/YdTDLGIntRate
Bernie Kosar39192071/6131073.3

Receiving Statistics

New EnglandCatchTargYardsAvgYACLGTD
WR Jerry Rice91210111.2220320
WR Elmo Boyd34165.33060
WR Larry Mucker23126.00060
RB Alvin Moore2321.00040
WR Darnell Powell1144.00040
RB Ottis Anderson1199.00090
TE Mark Boyer171111.009110
TE Robert Awalt1166.00060
PittsburghCatchTargYardsAvgYACLGTD
WR Gerald Carter710547.7123230
WR Nate Johnson496616.5012311
TE Clint Didier467117.7556270
TE Tim Wrightman2694.50060
WR Brian Baschnagel1388.00180
WR Ron Brown11-1-1.000-10
FB Booker Moore0100.00000
RB Curtis Adams0200.00000
RB Barry Word0100.00000

Interception Statistics

New EnglandIntsYardsAvgTD
PittsburghIntsYardsAvgTD

Fumble Statistics

New EnglandFumbRecovForceTD
DT John Goodman0100
CB Dwayne Woodruff0010
PittsburghFumbRecovForceTD
QB Bernie Kosar1000

Punting Statistics

New EnglandPuntYardsAvgNetLGIn20
Jim McCann520941.837.2521
PittsburghPuntYardsAvgNetLGIn20
Jim Arnold420250.550.5652

Kicking Statistics

New EnglandFGs40+Yd50+YdLGPAT
John Carney1/30/20/1361/1
PittsburghFGs40+Yd50+YdLGPAT
Jim Breech1/20/10/1292/2

Punt Return Statistics

New EnglandRetYardsAvgTD
PittsburghRetYardsAvgTD
Billy Ryckman22311.50

Kick Return Statistics

New EnglandRetYardsAvgTD
Darnell Powell23718.50
Rod Jones23718.50
PittsburghRetYardsAvgTD
Billy Ryckman24221.00

Defensive Statistics

New EnglandTackAsstSackRPlayPPlay
ILB Frank Manumaleuga500.02126
OLB Chris Washington430.02327
S Bobby Kemp400.02327
DE Mike Gann301.02227
CB Fred Marion330.02439
OLB Duane Bickett330.01730
DE Fred Stokes310.02533
ILB Hal Garner300.0311
CB Dwayne Woodruff210.02437
CB David Williams200.0618
DT John Goodman200.02330
OLB Otis Wilson200.002
S Ken Hillis200.02328
DT Doug Smith140.02538
S Mike Reinfeldt110.0213
CB Rod Jones100.077
PittsburghTackAsstSackRPlayPPlay
ILB Glenn Cameron910.02523
OLB Robert Lyles820.02933
S Gerald Small520.03133
ILB Troy Benson400.01317
CB Elvis Patterson301.03028
DE Keith Ferguson310.02530
CB Mario Clark300.01620
S Aaron Mitchell300.0811
CB Kenny Johnson300.01914
S Mike Whitwell300.0314
S Pete Shaw200.02922
OLB Mike Singletary200.03133
DT Henry Thomas140.02321
DE Keith Willis120.03033
ILB George Plasketes110.030

Pass Rush Statistics

New EnglandSackBlockHurryKnockPPlay
DE Mike Gann1.011027
DE Fred Stokes0.012033
DT Doug Smith0.003238
DE Terry Beeson0.000119
PittsburghSackBlockHurryKnockPPlay
CB Elvis Patterson1.000028
OLB Mike Singletary0.011033
DE Keith Willis0.010033
DE Keith Ferguson0.004330

Pass Defense Statistics

New EnglandCaughtDefnsdIntrcpPPlay
OLB Duane Bickett40030
ILB Hal Garner30011
OLB Otis Wilson2002
CB Fred Marion20039
DE Mike Gann20027
S Mike Reinfeldt11013
ILB Frank Manumaleuga11026
CB Dwayne Woodruff11037
S Ken Hillis11028
S Bobby Kemp10027
CB Rod Jones1007
OLB Chris Washington02027
PittsburghCaughtDefnsdIntrcpPPlay
ILB Glenn Cameron32023
CB Mario Clark30020
S Gerald Small30033
S Aaron Mitchell30011
CB Kenny Johnson20014
S Mike Whitwell20014
ILB Troy Benson20017
OLB Robert Lyles10033
CB Elvis Patterson10028
S Pete Shaw01022

Blocking Statistics

New EnglandKeyBlBlOppPancRPlySckAPPly
C Nathan Henderson79031033
G Joe Fields47031033
G Randy Cross35031033
T Dean Steinkuhler25031133
T Shaquille Jonas13031033
TE Mark Boyer11030028
PittsburghKeyBlBlOppPancRPlySckAPPly
G Chris Godfrey44025040
C Don Macek24023037
T Doug Williams23025040
TE Tim Wrightman1209017
C Doug Smith11025140
FB Booker Moore1107015
G R.C. Thielemann03013034
T Joe Delvin010203

Special Teams Tackles

New EnglandTacklesSTPlays
Mike Reinfeldt118
Otis Wilson116
Joe Fields18
Jerry Rice18
PittsburghTacklesSTPlays
Doug Crosbie218
Billy Ryckman114
Aaron Mitchell112

Participation

New EnglandRPlyOffPPlyOffRPlyDefPPlyDefSTPlyTotal Plays
G Joe Fields3133------872
G Randy Cross3133------872
T Shaquille Jonas3133------872
T Dean Steinkuhler3133------872
DT Doug Smith------2538669
WR Jerry Rice2831------867
CB Fred Marion------2439265
WR Elmo Boyd3133---------64
C Nathan Henderson3133---------64
QB Jeff Hostetler3133---------64
CB Dwayne Woodruff------2437263
TE Mark Boyer3028------260
DE Fred Stokes------2533260
DT John Goodman------2330---53
S Ken Hillis------2328---51
S Bobby Kemp------2327---50
OLB Chris Washington------2327---50
DE Mike Gann------2227---49
OLB Duane Bickett------1730249
ILB Frank Manumaleuga------2126---47
RB Alvin Moore1017------1542
WR Larry Mucker1320------639
CB David Williams------6181337
RB Ottis Anderson1916---------35
S Mike Reinfeldt------2131833
TE Greg Baty87------1732
FB Rick Parros87------1429
DE Terry Beeson------319628
WR Darnell Powell74------1425
S Tom Pridemore------212519
OLB Otis Wilson------021618
CB Rod Jones------77418
DE Andre Townsend------213217
ILB Hal Garner------311216
ILB Jerry Muckensturm------02810
WR Weegie Thompson10------910
P Jim McCann00------88
C K.C. Hoffman00------88
K John Carney00------66
CB Donnie Elder------0145
TE Robert Awalt02---------2
T Jackie Slater00---------0
C Bill Bryan00---------0
RB Michael Gunter00---------0
QB Elliot Diaz00---------0
G David Diaz-Infante00---------0
PittsburghRPlyOffPPlyOffRPlyDefPPlyDefSTPlyTotal Plays
OLB Robert Lyles------2933971
S Gerald Small------3133670
OLB Mike Singletary------3133367
C Don Macek2337------666
DE Keith Willis------3033366
C Doug Smith2540---------65
G Chris Godfrey2540---------65
QB Bernie Kosar2540---------65
T Doug Williams2540---------65
WR Nate Johnson2539---------64
TE Clint Didier2438---------62
CB Elvis Patterson------3028361
DE Keith Ferguson------2530156
WR Gerald Carter2431---------55
S Pete Shaw------2922354
RB Stanford Jennings1723------1353
ILB Glenn Cameron------2523---48
G R.C. Thielemann1334---------47
DT Henry Thomas------2321---44
CB Mario Clark------1620743
FB Booker Moore715------1436
CB Trell Hooper------9161136
CB Kenny Johnson------1914235
ILB Troy Benson------1317333
S Aaron Mitchell------8111231
WR Brian Baschnagel1116------330
DT Kit Lathrop------812828
TE Tim Wrightman917---------26
G Duval Love126------624
ILB George Plasketes------301821
TE Doug Crosbie03------1821
OLB Gary Padjen------201820
S Mike Whitwell------314118
DE Phil Murphy------63716
RB Curtis Adams79---------16
WR Billy Ryckman00------1414
WR Ron Brown01------1213
RB Barry Word18---------9
K Jim Breech00------66
C Mike McDonald00------66
P Jim Arnold00------66
T Steve Buxton00------66
T Howard Ballard00------66
T Joe Delvin23---------5
DE Dwayne Buckley------10---1
QB Deiter Brock00---------0

Directional Rushing Statistics

DistanceAttYardsAvg
Left4174.3
Middle21884.2
Right6284.7
None000.0
DistanceAttYardsAvg
Left5428.4
Middle13876.7
Right6233.8
None1-2-2.0

Detailed Passing Statistics

New EnglandAttCmp20+BdThDropDfnsHurrKnckIntc
Jeff Hostetler32201113530
PittsburghAttCmp20+BdThDropDfnsHurrKnckIntc
Bernie Kosar39196246630

Directional Passing Statistics

DistanceAttCompYardsAvg
Screen43153.8
Short (0-8 Yds)1912774.1
Medium (9-18 Yds)64376.2
Long (19+ Yds)313210.7
DistanceAttCompYardsAvg
Screen2000.0
Short (0-8 Yds)28151344.8
Medium (9-18 Yds)73426.0
Long (19+ Yds)213115.5

Detailed Receiving Statistics

New EnglandTargtCaugtDropdYards20+PPlay
WR Jerry Rice1291101131
TE Mark Boyer71011028
WR Elmo Boyd43016033
WR Larry Mucker32012020
RB Alvin Moore3202017
WR Darnell Powell110404
RB Ottis Anderson1109016
TE Robert Awalt110602
PittsburghTargtCaugtDropdYards20+PPlay
WR Gerald Carter107154131
WR Nate Johnson94166239
TE Clint Didier64071338
TE Tim Wrightman6229017
WR Brian Baschnagel3108016
RB Curtis Adams200009
FB Booker Moore1000015
WR Ron Brown110-101
RB Barry Word100008

Red-Zone Rushing Statistics

New EnglandAttYardsAvgOverall Avg
RB Ottis Anderson284.004.37
PittsburghAttYardsAvgOverall Avg
QB Bernie Kosar2157.506.50
RB Stanford Jennings188.008.17
RB Curtis Adams144.001.50

Red-Zone Passing Statistics

New EnglandAttCompYardsAvg/AttOverall Avg
Jeff Hostetler1188.005.03
PittsburghAttCompYardsAvg/AttOverall Avg
Bernie Kosar83202.505.31

Red-Zone Receiving Statistics

New EnglandTargetCatchYardsAvg/TargOverall Avg
WR Jerry Rice1188.008.42
PittsburghTargetCatchYardsAvg/TargOverall Avg
WR Nate Johnson32144.677.33
TE Tim Wrightman3162.001.50
WR Brian Baschnagel1000.002.67
TE Clint Didier1000.0011.83

Third Down Rushing Statistics

New EnglandRushesConversions
RB Ottis Anderson11
RB Alvin Moore11
QB Jeff Hostetler11
PittsburghRushesConversions
RB Stanford Jennings11
QB Bernie Kosar11

Third Down Passing Statistics

New EnglandAttCompConversions
Jeff Hostetler952
PittsburghAttCompConversions
Bernie Kosar1386

Third Down Receiving Statistics

New EnglandTargCatchConversions
WR Jerry Rice321
WR Elmo Boyd210
WR Larry Mucker210
TE Mark Boyer211
PittsburghTargCatchConversions
WR Gerald Carter443
WR Brian Baschnagel311
WR Nate Johnson311
TE Tim Wrightman221
TE Clint Didier100

SectionAttendance
Stadium70,000 (70,000 capacity)
Upper Deck19,800 (19,800)
End Zone14,300 (14,300)
Mezzanine8,300 (8,300)
Sideline Seats12,700 (12,700)
Club Seats7,400 (7,400)
Luxury Boxes7,500 (7,500)