Week 4, 1987

played in Houston, TX

95 degrees, stormy, 20 mph wind

Pittsburgh Steelers31000-13
Houston Oilers70013-20

Scoring Summary
1Q: 08:57 HOU - John Smith 22 pass from Frank Reich (Morten Andersen extra point)
1Q: 02:08 PIT - Jim Breech 39 field goal
2Q: 11:05 PIT - Jim Breech 20 field goal
2Q: 00:33 PIT - Brian Baschnagel 8 pass from Bernie Kosar (Jim Breech extra point)
4Q: 14:21 HOU - Greg Bell 34 run (Morten Andersen extra point)
4Q: 06:07 HOU - Morten Andersen 41 field goal
4Q: 01:56 HOU - Morten Andersen 46 field goal

Team StatisticsPITHOU
Record3-12-2
First Downs1313
- by Rushing34
- by Passing88
- by Penalty21
Total Net Yards242257
- Offensive Plays6360
- Yards per Play3.844.28
Net Rushing Yards72101
- Rushing Attempts2431
- Yards per Rush3.003.26
Net Passing Yards170156
- Att./Comp./Intrcpt36 - 20 - 127 - 20 - 0
- Gross Passing Yards187174
- Sacks/Yards Lost3/172/18
- Yards per Pass Play4.365.38
Fumbles/Lost1/01/1
3rd Down Conversions5/185/15
- Avg. YtG on 3rd Down10.57.9
4th Down Conversions0/00/0
Penalties/Yards10/805/40
Punt Returns/Yards6/455/32
Kick Returns/Yards1/732/52
Interception Ret./Yards0/01/0
2pt Conversions0/00/0
Red Zone Visits40
- Red Zone TDs/FGs1/20/0
Avg. Drive StartOWN 35OWN 27
Time of Possession30:2529:35

Drive Charts

Pittsburgh Steelers
QuarBeganPossFromPlaysYardsResult
112:381:56OWN 1737Punt
18:442:21OWN 2535Punt
14:482:46OWN 47631Field Goal
214:513:54OWN 33864Field Goal
28:153:47OWN 23711Punt
22:541:31503-19Punt
21:231:01OPP 35535Touchdown
315:001:26OWN 25420Punt
36:303:02OWN 20612Punt
32:031:33OWN 193-1Punt
414:064:11OWN 25946Missed FG
45:591:11OWN 253-4Punt
41:500:29OPP 1830Interception
Houston Oilers
QuarBeganPossFromPlaysYardsResult
115:002:22OWN 3733Punt
110:421:58OWN 24576Touchdown
16:231:35OWN 1134Punt
12:022:11OWN 2536Punt
210:572:42OWN 4738Punt
24:281:34OWN 133-10Punt
20:220:22OWN 251-1Half
313:347:04OWN 111552Punt
33:281:25OWN 3530Punt
30:301:24OWN 47453Touchdown
49:553:56OWN 36840Field Goal
44:482:58OWN 34737Field Goal
41:211:21OWN 1434Game

Game MVP: Al Harris, Houston Oilers

Rushing Statistics

PittsburghAttYardsAvgLG10+TD
RB Stanford Jennings8-5-0.63300
RB Curtis Adams6345.672410
QB Bernie Kosar5367.201320
RB Barry Word482.00600
WR Brian Baschnagel1-1-1.00-100
HoustonAttYardsAvgLG10+TD
RB Greg Bell22803.643411
RB Johnny Hector400.00600
QB Frank Reich362.00800
WR Vince Williams2157.501410

Passing Statistics

PittsburghAttCompYardsSk/YdTDLGIntRate
Bernie Kosar36201873/17132167.7
HoustonAttCompYardsSk/YdTDLGIntRate
Frank Reich27201742/181480103.0

Receiving Statistics

PittsburghCatchTargYardsAvgYACLGTD
WR Nate Johnson413369.0013270
RB Stanford Jennings445012.5023320
WR Brian Baschnagel33299.6714141
TE Clint Didier353411.3314230
WR Gerald Carter23147.000110
WR Ron Brown23115.50080
FB Booker Moore1177.00370
RB Curtis Adams1266.00060
TE Doug Crosbie0100.00000
TE Tim Wrightman0100.00000
HoustonCatchTargYardsAvgYACLGTD
WR John Smith46358.7531221
WR Vince Williams353010.000150
WR Lindsay Scott345418.0050480
RB Johnny Hector34144.67060
RB Greg Bell3382.67230
TE Mark Keel1133.00030
TE Mike Mularkey1133.00030
WR Clarence Weathers111313.000130
WR James Pruitt111414.008140
WR Mark Smith0100.00000

Interception Statistics

PittsburghIntsYardsAvgTD
HoustonIntsYardsAvgTD
CB Barry Wilburn100.000

Fumble Statistics

PittsburghFumbRecovForceTD
WR Billy Ryckman1000
S Mike Whitwell0100
G Larry Williams0100
OLB Robert Lyles0010
HoustonFumbRecovForceTD
CB Barry Wilburn1000
T Dwight Wheeler0010

Punting Statistics

PittsburghPuntYardsAvgNetLGIn20
Jim Arnold838748.444.4593
HoustonPuntYardsAvgNetLGIn20
John Kidd731444.935.6553

Kicking Statistics

PittsburghFGs40+Yd50+YdLGPAT
Jim Breech2/30/10/0391/1
HoustonFGs40+Yd50+YdLGPAT
Morten Andersen2/22/20/0462/2

Punt Return Statistics

PittsburghRetYardsAvgTD
Billy Ryckman6457.50
HoustonRetYardsAvgTD
Barry Wilburn5326.40

Kick Return Statistics

PittsburghRetYardsAvgTD
Enrique Bose17373.00
HoustonRetYardsAvgTD
Mark Haynes25226.00

Defensive Statistics

PittsburghTackAsstSackRPlayPPlay
DE Keith Ferguson810.03125
ILB Glenn Cameron521.02216
S Pete Shaw521.02620
OLB Robert Lyles440.03129
CB Enrique Bose430.01920
ILB Troy Benson420.01717
OLB Mike Singletary410.03129
CB Kenny Johnson400.01518
S Gerald Small310.03129
DT Henry Thomas210.02116
S Aaron Mitchell120.0118
CB Mario Clark110.01819
DE Keith Willis110.02317
CB Milton Mack110.01714
DT Kit Lathrop100.01013
WR Nate Johnson10---------
OLB Gary Padjen100.041
HoustonTackAsstSackRPlayPPlay
CB Bobby Watkins600.02337
S Carlton Williamson510.02339
DE Al Harris413.01428
DT Greg Meisner430.02123
S Gene Atkins430.02123
ILB Dave Levenick410.02339
CB Mark Haynes400.02137
OLB Mark Merrill320.02124
CB Ivory Sully310.01823
DE Curtis Greer200.02020
S Vance Bedford200.0417
OLB Leon White200.0104
DT Mike Golic120.01433
DT Mike Pitts110.02438
CB Barry Wilburn110.0215
ILB Kurt Gouveia010.0213

Pass Rush Statistics

PittsburghSackBlockHurryKnockPPlay
ILB Glenn Cameron1.000016
S Pete Shaw1.000020
DE Keith Ferguson0.011025
HoustonSackBlockHurryKnockPPlay
DE Al Harris3.000028
DT Mike Pitts0.010138
DT Mike Golic0.010033
DE Curtis Greer0.002020
ILB Dave Levenick0.001039

Pass Defense Statistics

PittsburghCaughtDefnsdIntrcpPPlay
CB Enrique Bose41020
S Gerald Small31029
ILB Troy Benson31017
ILB Glenn Cameron30016
OLB Robert Lyles30029
CB Kenny Johnson10018
DE Keith Ferguson10025
OLB Mike Singletary10029
CB Milton Mack10014
S Mike Whitwell01012
HoustonCaughtDefnsdIntrcpPPlay
S Carlton Williamson40039
CB Bobby Watkins40037
ILB Dave Levenick21039
CB Ivory Sully20023
CB Mark Haynes20037
S Gene Atkins20023
CB Barry Wilburn12115
OLB Mark Merrill11024
S Vance Bedford11017
DT Mike Golic10033

Blocking Statistics

PittsburghKeyBlBlOppPancRPlySckAPPly
G Chris Godfrey17024139
T Steve Buxton14024139
C Doug Smith13024039
T Doug Williams04024039
G Larry Williams01024139
HoustonKeyBlBlOppPancRPlySckAPPly
G Tom Newberry28031129
G Kevin Gogan26031029
C Jameson Aguillard25031029
T Will Wolford12031129
T Dwight Wheeler03031029
TE Mark Keel0209010
TE Mike Mularkey02028023

Special Teams Tackles

PittsburghTacklesSTPlays
Robert Lyles414
Doug Crosbie127
Booker Moore119
Tim Wrightman112
HoustonTacklesSTPlays
Dwight Wheeler314
Mike Pitts215
Johnny Hector118
Lindsay Scott12

Participation

PittsburghRPlyOffPPlyOffRPlyDefPPlyDefSTPlyTotal Plays
G Chris Godfrey2439------1174
OLB Robert Lyles------31291474
G Larry Williams2439------1174
T Steve Buxton2439------1174
T Doug Williams2439------1174
C Doug Smith2439---------63
QB Bernie Kosar2439---------63
S Gerald Small------3129262
WR Nate Johnson2438---------62
OLB Mike Singletary------3129262
DE Keith Ferguson------3125258
TE Clint Didier1937---------56
CB Mario Clark------18191855
WR Ron Brown1831------554
S Pete Shaw------2620---46
CB Enrique Bose------1920746
WR Brian Baschnagel817------1944
RB Curtis Adams914------1942
CB Kenny Johnson------1518740
DE Keith Willis------2317---40
ILB Glenn Cameron------2216---38
FB Booker Moore108------1937
DT Henry Thomas------2116---37
ILB Troy Benson------1717236
S Mike Whitwell------6121735
RB Stanford Jennings1121------133
CB Milton Mack------1714233
DT Kit Lathrop------1013932
TE Doug Crosbie02------2729
OLB Gary Padjen------412429
TE Tim Wrightman610------1228
DE Wilson Whitney------511824
WR Billy Ryckman22------1620
S Aaron Mitchell------118120
WR Gerald Carter911---------20
ILB David Wyman------001212
C Mike McDonald00------1111
P Jim Arnold00------1111
DE Phil Murphy------3519
RB Barry Word44---------8
K Jim Breech00------77
C Don Macek00---------0
QB Deiter Brock00---------0
G Duval Love00---------0
T Howard Ballard00---------0
DT Ron McLean------00---0
HoustonRPlyOffPPlyOffRPlyDefPPlyDefSTPlyTotal Plays
DT Mike Pitts------24381577
T Dwight Wheeler3129------1474
CB Mark Haynes------21371573
CB Bobby Watkins------23371272
OLB Mark Merrill------21242570
S Carlton Williamson------2339769
G Tom Newberry3129------969
T Will Wolford3129------969
G Kevin Gogan3129------969
ILB Dave Levenick------2339365
C Jameson Aguillard3129---------60
QB Frank Reich3129---------60
DT Mike Golic------14331057
WR Lindsay Scott2526------253
TE Mike Mularkey2823---------51
WR John Smith2723---------50
DE Al Harris------1428345
DT Greg Meisner------2123145
S Gene Atkins------2123145
RB Greg Bell2517---------42
CB Ivory Sully------1823---41
DE Curtis Greer------2020141
S Vance Bedford------4171940
WR Vince Williams1919---------38
FB Larry Moriarty107------1936
CB Barry Wilburn------2151835
RB Johnny Hector610------1834
TE Orson Mobley41------2530
WR Clarence Weathers15------1824
TE Mark Keel910------120
DE Glenn Fones------314219
ILB Kurt Gouveia------213217
OLB Leon White------104115
ILB Darren Comeaux------021214
WR James Pruitt02------810
C Freddie Bates00------99
P John Kidd00------99
DE Josh Barrett------0088
K Morten Andersen00------77
T Hugh Heyer00------77
WR Mark Smith02---------2
RB Kenny Flowers10---------1
QB Guido Merkens00---------0
G Winford Hood00---------0
C Roberto Peterson00---------0

Directional Rushing Statistics

DistanceAttYardsAvg
Left5112.2
Middle13574.4
Right640.7
None000.0
DistanceAttYardsAvg
Left6294.8
Middle1330.2
Right10717.1
None2-2-1.0

Detailed Passing Statistics

PittsburghAttCmp20+BdThDropDfnsHurrKnckIntc
Bernie Kosar36203235311
HoustonAttCmp20+BdThDropDfnsHurrKnckIntc
Frank Reich27202104100

Directional Passing Statistics

DistanceAttCompYardsAvg
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Short (0-8 Yds)12101038.6
Medium (9-18 Yds)134544.2
Long (19+ Yds)2000.0
DistanceAttCompYardsAvg
Screen658013.3
Short (0-8 Yds)1210443.7
Medium (9-18 Yds)74365.1
Long (19+ Yds)21147.0

Detailed Receiving Statistics

PittsburghTargtCaugtDropdYards20+PPlay
WR Nate Johnson134136138
TE Clint Didier53134137
RB Stanford Jennings44050121
WR Brian Baschnagel33029017
WR Gerald Carter32014011
WR Ron Brown32011031
RB Curtis Adams2116014
TE Doug Crosbie100002
FB Booker Moore110708
TE Tim Wrightman1000010
HoustonTargtCaugtDropdYards20+PPlay
WR John Smith64035123
WR Vince Williams53030019
WR Lindsay Scott43054126
RB Johnny Hector43014010
RB Greg Bell3308017
TE Mark Keel1103010
TE Mike Mularkey1103023
WR Clarence Weathers1101305
WR Mark Smith100002
WR James Pruitt1101402

Red-Zone Rushing Statistics

PittsburghAttYardsAvgOverall Avg
QB Bernie Kosar133.007.20
HoustonAttYardsAvgOverall Avg

Red-Zone Passing Statistics

PittsburghAttCompYardsAvg/AttOverall Avg
Bernie Kosar84212.635.19
HoustonAttCompYardsAvg/AttOverall Avg

Red-Zone Receiving Statistics

PittsburghTargetCatchYardsAvg/TargOverall Avg
WR Nate Johnson4000.002.77
WR Brian Baschnagel1188.009.67
WR Gerald Carter1133.004.67
TE Clint Didier1144.006.80
RB Stanford Jennings1166.0012.50
HoustonTargetCatchYardsAvg/TargOverall Avg

Third Down Rushing Statistics

PittsburghRushesConversions
QB Bernie Kosar21
RB Stanford Jennings10
HoustonRushesConversions
RB Johnny Hector30
QB Frank Reich21

Third Down Passing Statistics

PittsburghAttCompConversions
Bernie Kosar1364
HoustonAttCompConversions
Frank Reich1074

Third Down Receiving Statistics

PittsburghTargCatchConversions
WR Nate Johnson511
TE Clint Didier221
RB Stanford Jennings222
TE Doug Crosbie100
FB Booker Moore110
TE Tim Wrightman100
WR Ron Brown100
HoustonTargCatchConversions
RB Johnny Hector431
WR John Smith211
WR Vince Williams210
WR Lindsay Scott111
WR Clarence Weathers111

SectionAttendance
Stadium70,000 (70,000 capacity)
Upper Deck21,400 (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)