Week 3, 1987

played in Miami, FL

84 degrees, rain, 15 mph wind

Houston Oilers0030-3
Miami Dolphins76100-23

Scoring Summary
1Q: 04:25 MIA - Walter Stanley 21 pass from Doug Flutie (Paul Woodside extra point)
2Q: 14:12 MIA - Paul Woodside 44 field goal
2Q: 07:13 MIA - Paul Woodside 18 field goal
3Q: 10:46 MIA - Paul Woodside 26 field goal
3Q: 03:31 HOU - Morten Andersen 22 field goal
3Q: 00:48 MIA - Chuck Sanders 1 run (Paul Woodside extra point)

Team StatisticsHOUMIA
Record1-22-1
First Downs1223
- by Rushing66
- by Passing615
- by Penalty02
Total Net Yards222469
- Offensive Plays6074
- Yards per Play3.706.34
Net Rushing Yards91118
- Rushing Attempts2038
- Yards per Rush4.553.11
Net Passing Yards131351
- Att./Comp./Intrcpt39 - 17 - 234 - 24 - 1
- Gross Passing Yards138363
- Sacks/Yards Lost1/72/12
- Yards per Pass Play3.289.75
Fumbles/Lost2/12/0
3rd Down Conversions2/135/15
- Avg. YtG on 3rd Down8.46.9
4th Down Conversions1/30/0
Penalties/Yards3/302/11
Punt Returns/Yards3/522/11
Kick Returns/Yards3/991/25
Interception Ret./Yards1/02/0
2pt Conversions0/00/0
Red Zone Visits33
- Red Zone TDs/FGs0/11/2
Avg. Drive StartOWN 37OWN 23
Time of Possession22:3537:25

Drive Charts

Houston Oilers
QuarBeganPossFromPlaysYardsResult
115:000:11OWN 2510Interception
113:200:24OWN 3630Punt
110:541:25OWN 4732Punt
14:113:24OWN 31622Punt
214:071:22OWN 2533Punt
27:061:51OWN 25519Punt
23:060:07OPP 4610Fumble
21:421:42OWN 5524Half
310:417:16OWN 321263Field Goal
30:401:54OWN 4932Punt
411:101:00OWN 4637Punt
46:582:03OWN 46947Downs
43:080:36OPP 41223Interception
41:570:31OWN 4540Downs
Miami Dolphins
QuarBeganPossFromPlaysYardsResult
114:491:29OPP 3637Missed FG
112:562:02OWN 2133Punt
19:295:18OWN 11199Touchdown
10:471:40OWN 20453Field Goal
212:455:39OWN 271072Field Goal
25:152:09OWN 10528Punt
22:591:17OWN 46534Interception
315:004:19OWN 25966Field Goal
33:252:45OWN 31569Touchdown
413:462:36OWN 3622Punt
410:103:12OWN 4619Punt
44:551:47OWN 74-1Punt
42:320:35OWN 1234Punt
41:261:26OPP 4523Game

Game MVP: Doug Flutie, Miami Dolphins

Rushing Statistics

HoustonAttYardsAvgLG10+TD
RB Greg Bell9485.331320
RB Johnny Hector7152.142210
QB Frank Reich3196.331110
QB Guido Merkens199.00900
MiamiAttYardsAvgLG10+TD
RB Chuck Sanders17432.531121
RB Ronnie Harmon8192.38600
RB Dwight Walker7365.142610
QB Doug Flutie4153.75800
FB John Settle252.50400

Passing Statistics

HoustonAttCompYardsSk/YdTDLGIntRate
Frank Reich2212701/7015141.9
Guido Merkens175680/0023119.3
MiamiAttCompYardsSk/YdTDLGIntRate
Doug Flutie34243632/121461102.9

Receiving Statistics

HoustonCatchTargYardsAvgYACLGTD
WR Lindsay Scott410266.506120
RB Johnny Hector34144.67060
TE Mike Mularkey393010.0013150
WR John Smith282311.500170
WR Vince Williams2484.00090
TE Mark Keel223417.0019230
RB Greg Bell1133.00030
WR Mark Smith0100.00000
MiamiCatchTargYardsAvgYACLGTD
WR Chas Fox568116.208460
RB Dwight Walker45297.2518130
WR James Bennett486416.0030230
RB Chuck Sanders334615.3343350
TE Nickolas Williams244723.5021270
WR Mark Carrier23189.000110
WR Brian Brennan1177.00070
WR Walter Stanley112121.0015211
FB John Settle113131.0023310
TE Oliver Reed111919.0012190
RB Ronnie Harmon0100.00000

Interception Statistics

HoustonIntsYardsAvgTD
ILB Dave Levenick100.000
MiamiIntsYardsAvgTD
S Andre Young100.000
S Martin Bayless100.000

Fumble Statistics

HoustonFumbRecovForceTD
WR Lindsay Scott1100
WR John Smith1000
T Dwight Wheeler0010
OLB Mark Merrill0010
MiamiFumbRecovForceTD
WR Brian Brennan1000
RB Chuck Sanders1000
RB Dwight Walker0100
WR Chas Fox0100
ILB Marc Munford0100
OLB Ron Ferrari0010
ILB Ron Brown0010

Punting Statistics

HoustonPuntYardsAvgNetLGIn20
John Kidd733147.342.9525
MiamiPuntYardsAvgNetLGIn20
Edwin Hemmerle622337.228.5470

Kicking Statistics

HoustonFGs40+Yd50+YdLGPAT
Morten Andersen1/10/00/0220/0
MiamiFGs40+Yd50+YdLGPAT
Paul Woodside3/41/20/0442/2

Punt Return Statistics

HoustonRetYardsAvgTD
Barry Wilburn35217.30
MiamiRetYardsAvgTD
Richard Carter2115.50

Kick Return Statistics

HoustonRetYardsAvgTD
Mark Haynes39933.00
MiamiRetYardsAvgTD
Brian Brennan12525.00

Defensive Statistics

HoustonTackAsstSackRPlayPPlay
OLB Mark Merrill1120.53124
CB Bobby Watkins720.03836
ILB Dave Levenick700.03636
CB Mark Haynes600.03335
DT Mike Pitts501.03836
S Carlton Williamson510.03636
OLB Timothy Dyer400.03321
DT Greg Meisner340.03122
S Gene Atkins340.03525
DE Curtis Greer320.03833
ILB Kurt Gouveia210.049
CB Barry Wilburn200.0311
DE Ezra Johnson110.557
S Vance Bedford110.0812
CB Ivory Sully100.02516
WR Lindsay Scott10---------
RB Johnny Hector10---------
MiamiTackAsstSackRPlayPPlay
ILB Ron Brown610.01110
S Andre Young600.02040
S Martin Bayless600.02026
OLB Ray Berry421.02032
OLB Perry Eichhorst400.0421
DE Sean Jones200.02037
CB Manny Hendrix200.0930
CB Devon Mitchell200.02030
CB Richard Carter110.0118
WR Mark Carrier10---------
DE Sebastian Mahoney100.0819
DE Robert Banks100.02028
DT Bruce Mesner100.009
ILB Marc Munford100.0820
CB Nate Odomes040.01934

Pass Rush Statistics

HoustonSackBlockHurryKnockPPlay
DT Mike Pitts1.000136
DE Ezra Johnson0.50007
OLB Mark Merrill0.500024
OLB Timothy Dyer0.001021
DE Curtis Greer0.000133
MiamiSackBlockHurryKnockPPlay
OLB Ray Berry1.000032
DE Sean Jones0.012037
DT Erik Howard0.010133
DE Robert Banks0.001128
CB Richard Carter0.001018

Pass Defense Statistics

HoustonCaughtDefnsdIntrcpPPlay
CB Mark Haynes60035
CB Bobby Watkins41036
ILB Dave Levenick22136
CB Ivory Sully20016
S Carlton Williamson20036
CB Barry Wilburn20011
OLB Mark Merrill11024
S Vance Bedford11012
OLB Timothy Dyer10021
DE Curtis Greer10033
ILB Kurt Gouveia1009
S Gene Atkins10025
MiamiCaughtDefnsdIntrcpPPlay
S Andre Young50140
CB Manny Hendrix22030
S Martin Bayless21126
OLB Perry Eichhorst21021
ILB Ron Brown20010
CB Devon Mitchell11030
CB Richard Carter10018
OLB Ron Ferrari10036
DT Bruce Mesner1009
CB Alexander Mathis0101

Blocking Statistics

HoustonKeyBlBlOppPancRPlySckAPPly
G Tom Newberry26020040
G Kevin Gogan23020040
C Jameson Aguillard14020040
T Dwight Wheeler11020040
FB Larry Moriarty010806
TE Mark Keel0109014
T Will Wolford00020140
MiamiKeyBlBlOppPancRPlySckAPPly
G Paul O'Connor37038136
T Reggie McElroy27038136
G Dennis McKnight26038036
T Keith Van Horne19038036
C Jamie Vance04038036
TE Seth Flannery01014016

Special Teams Tackles

HoustonTacklesSTPlays
Timothy Dyer123
Mike Pitts111
Dwight Wheeler110
MiamiTacklesSTPlays
Michael Adams413
Alexander Mathis112
Paul Woodside110

Participation

HoustonRPlyOffPPlyOffRPlyDefPPlyDefSTPlyTotal Plays
CB Bobby Watkins------38361185
DT Mike Pitts------38361185
CB Mark Haynes------33351684
S Carlton Williamson------36361082
OLB Timothy Dyer------33212377
ILB Dave Levenick------3636476
DE Curtis Greer------3833374
T Dwight Wheeler2040------1070
G Tom Newberry2040------868
T Will Wolford2040------868
G Kevin Gogan2040------868
WR Lindsay Scott1538------861
S Gene Atkins------3525161
C Jameson Aguillard2040---------60
OLB Mark Merrill------3124156
DT Greg Meisner------3122154
RB Johnny Hector926------1651
TE Mike Mularkey1635---------51
DT Mike Golic------18231051
WR John Smith1634---------50
TE Mark Keel914------2245
QB Frank Reich1923---------42
CB Ivory Sully------2516---41
S Vance Bedford------8121737
WR Vince Williams1024---------34
CB Barry Wilburn------3111630
FB Larry Moriarty86------1529
RB Greg Bell1113---------24
QB Guido Merkens117---------18
ILB Darren Comeaux------331218
WR James Pruitt01------1516
ILB Kurt Gouveia------49316
DE Ezra Johnson------57315
DE Glenn Fones------111214
WR Mark Smith19---------10
C Freddie Bates00------88
P John Kidd00------88
T Hugh Heyer00------77
DE Josh Barrett------0066
TE Orson Mobley40---------4
K Morten Andersen00------33
OLB Leon White------20---2
RB Kenny Flowers10---------1
G Winford Hood00---------0
C Roberto Peterson00---------0
S Allen Woodson------00---0
MiamiRPlyOffPPlyOffRPlyDefPPlyDefSTPlyTotal Plays
G Paul O'Connor3836------1084
T Keith Van Horne3836---------74
G Dennis McKnight3836---------74
T Reggie McElroy3836---------74
QB Doug Flutie3836---------74
C Jamie Vance3836---------74
WR James Bennett3835---------73
WR Mark Carrier3332---------65
S Andre Young------2040161
DE Sean Jones------2037158
OLB Ron Ferrari------2036157
TE Nickolas Williams2926------156
TE Seth Flannery1416------2454
CB Nate Odomes------1934154
DT Erik Howard------2033---53
OLB Ray Berry------2032153
CB Devon Mitchell------2030---50
DE Robert Banks------2028---48
S Martin Bayless------2026147
OLB Perry Eichhorst------4212146
WR Chas Fox2320------245
RB Dwight Walker718------1843
CB Richard Carter------1182241
CB Manny Hendrix------930241
FB John Settle107------1936
DE Sebastian Mahoney------819835
ILB Ron Brown------1110930
ILB Marc Munford------820129
RB Chuck Sanders199---------28
S Michael Adams------0151328
WR Brian Brennan23------1924
RB Ronnie Harmon1210------224
S Bobby Taylor------011415
CB Alexander Mathis------011213
P Edwin Hemmerle00------1010
K Paul Woodside00------1010
C Micah Huffman00------1010
C Carlos Peluso00------1010
G Korey Cote00------1010
T Danny Villa00------1010
DT Bruce Mesner------09110
WR Walter Stanley01------89
DT Arnold Carlson------0077
CB Charles Wright------0077
TE Oliver Reed33---------6
QB Walter Hudson00---------0

Directional Rushing Statistics

DistanceAttYardsAvg
Left7202.9
Middle9637.0
Right482.0
None000.0
DistanceAttYardsAvg
Left6264.3
Middle26562.2
Right5377.4
None1-1-1.0

Detailed Passing Statistics

HoustonAttCmp20+BdThDropDfnsHurrKnckIntc
Frank Reich22120323111
Guido Merkens1751123311
MiamiAttCmp20+BdThDropDfnsHurrKnckIntc
Doug Flutie34249215121

Directional Passing Statistics

DistanceAttCompYardsAvg
Screen5240.8
Short (0-8 Yds)2512963.8
Medium (9-18 Yds)63386.3
Long (19+ Yds)3000.0
DistanceAttCompYardsAvg
Screen87729.0
Short (0-8 Yds)10811111.1
Medium (9-18 Yds)96839.2
Long (19+ Yds)739713.9

Detailed Receiving Statistics

HoustonTargtCaugtDropdYards20+PPlay
WR Lindsay Scott104126038
TE Mike Mularkey93230035
WR John Smith82123034
WR Vince Williams4208024
RB Johnny Hector43014026
TE Mark Keel22034114
RB Greg Bell1103013
WR Mark Smith100009
MiamiTargtCaugtDropdYards20+PPlay
WR James Bennett84064235
WR Chas Fox65181220
RB Dwight Walker54029018
TE Nickolas Williams42047226
RB Chuck Sanders3304619
WR Mark Carrier32018032
WR Brian Brennan110703
WR Walter Stanley1102111
RB Ronnie Harmon1000010
FB John Settle1103117
TE Oliver Reed1101903

Red-Zone Rushing Statistics

HoustonAttYardsAvgOverall Avg
RB Johnny Hector2-4-2.002.14
MiamiAttYardsAvgOverall Avg
RB Chuck Sanders341.332.53
RB Dwight Walker144.005.14
RB Ronnie Harmon144.002.38

Red-Zone Passing Statistics

HoustonAttCompYardsAvg/AttOverall Avg
Guido Merkens5191.804.00
Frank Reich1000.003.18
MiamiAttCompYardsAvg/AttOverall Avg
Doug Flutie53163.2010.68

Red-Zone Receiving Statistics

HoustonTargetCatchYardsAvg/TargOverall Avg
TE Mike Mularkey2000.003.33
WR John Smith1000.002.88
WR Vince Williams1199.002.00
WR Lindsay Scott1000.002.60
RB Johnny Hector1000.003.50
MiamiTargetCatchYardsAvg/TargOverall Avg
RB Dwight Walker1122.005.80
WR James Bennett1000.008.00
WR Brian Brennan1177.007.00
RB Ronnie Harmon1000.000.00
WR Mark Carrier1177.006.00

Third Down Rushing Statistics

HoustonRushesConversions
MiamiRushesConversions
RB Dwight Walker30
QB Doug Flutie11
RB Ronnie Harmon10

Third Down Passing Statistics

HoustonAttCompConversions
Frank Reich962
Guido Merkens410
MiamiAttCompConversions
Doug Flutie1084

Third Down Receiving Statistics

HoustonTargCatchConversions
WR John Smith310
TE Mike Mularkey311
WR Vince Williams220
WR Lindsay Scott200
RB Johnny Hector220
TE Mark Keel111
MiamiTargCatchConversions
RB Dwight Walker541
WR James Bennett211
WR Chas Fox111
TE Oliver Reed111
WR Mark Carrier110

SectionAttendance
Stadium52,500 (70,000 capacity)
Upper Deck15,600 (21,400)
End Zone11,000 (15,400)
Mezzanine6,900 (8,900)
Sideline Seats10,200 (13,600)
Club Seats5,800 (7,400)
Luxury Boxes3,000 (3,300)