Week 5, 1987

played in Carolina, NC

64 degrees, rain, 14 mph wind

Atlanta Falcons71433-27
Carolina Panthers0307-10

Scoring Summary
1Q: 12:33 ATL - Jewerl Thomas 4 run (Max Zendejas extra point)
2Q: 12:51 ATL - Jewerl Thomas 8 run (Max Zendejas extra point)
2Q: 04:10 CAR - Rolf Benirschke 34 field goal
2Q: 02:00 ATL - Willis Adams 21 pass from Warren Moon (Max Zendejas extra point)
3Q: 06:02 ATL - Max Zendejas 19 field goal
4Q: 12:08 CAR - Jessie Solomon 37 interception return (Rolf Benirschke extra point)
4Q: 02:28 ATL - Max Zendejas 41 field goal

Team StatisticsATLCAR
Record3-23-2
First Downs2213
- by Rushing93
- by Passing129
- by Penalty11
Total Net Yards358249
- Offensive Plays7162
- Yards per Play5.044.02
Net Rushing Yards14288
- Rushing Attempts3628
- Yards per Rush3.943.14
Net Passing Yards216161
- Att./Comp./Intrcpt32 - 16 - 232 - 18 - 1
- Gross Passing Yards231174
- Sacks/Yards Lost3/152/13
- Yards per Pass Play6.174.74
Fumbles/Lost0/00/0
3rd Down Conversions7/155/15
- Avg. YtG on 3rd Down8.97.1
4th Down Conversions0/00/2
Penalties/Yards3/257/61
Punt Returns/Yards3/481/8
Kick Returns/Yards1/221/21
Interception Ret./Yards1/272/44
2pt Conversions0/00/0
Red Zone Visits31
- Red Zone TDs/FGs2/10/1
Avg. Drive StartOWN 35OWN 22
Time of Possession30:4229:18

Drive Charts

Atlanta Falcons
QuarBeganPossFromPlaysYardsResult
114:141:49OPP 15415Touchdown
13:506:05OWN 11299Touchdown
29:292:13OWN 25630Interception
24:032:15OWN 25675Touchdown
20:430:43OWN 29512Half
315:002:29OWN 25630Punt
39:363:42OPP 34932Field Goal
34:551:13OWN 3138Punt
414:502:55OWN 3625Interception
411:552:43OWN 2665Punt
47:383:59OWN 39616Punt
42:560:34OPP 2531Field Goal
Carolina Panthers
QuarBeganPossFromPlaysYardsResult
115:000:46OWN 2527Interception
112:258:35OWN 91349Punt
212:453:16OWN 25820Punt
27:163:13OWN 48635Field Goal
21:481:05OWN 2530Punt
312:312:55OWN 2412Punt
35:540:59OWN 2534Punt
33:423:52OWN 12748Punt
49:121:34OWN 3737Punt
43:390:43OWN 2045Downs
42:222:22OWN 241039Downs

Game MVP: Brian Noble, Atlanta Falcons

Rushing Statistics

AtlantaAttYardsAvgLG10+TD
RB Jewerl Thomas21683.242112
RB Newton Williams12705.833120
RB Rod Bernstine341.33600
CarolinaAttYardsAvgLG10+TD
RB Toussaint Tyler14292.071220
RB Wilbert Montgomery9303.33600
QB Eric Hipple4225.50700
QB Jeb Blount177.00700

Passing Statistics

AtlantaAttCompYardsSk/YdTDLGIntRate
Warren Moon32162313/15131258.1
CarolinaAttCompYardsSk/YdTDLGIntRate
Jeb Blount189700/0020059.9
Eric Hipple1491042/13026156.8

Receiving Statistics

AtlantaCatchTargYardsAvgYACLGTD
WR Willis Adams466416.0017211
TE Steve Jordan4136716.7516210
WR Ernest Givins354414.6721310
RB Jewerl Thomas22136.50280
WR Calvin Muhammad233115.5013170
TE Tom Mullady111212.000120
RB Rod Bernstine0200.00000
CarolinaCatchTargYardsAvgYACLGTD
TE Kellen Winslow611335.508160
RB Wilbert Montgomery355016.6731230
RB Toussaint Tyler22157.500110
TE Tom Coombs222010.003120
WR Lionel Manuel262914.5030260
WR James Lofton111414.007140
WR Malcolm Barnwell131010.000100
TE Tom Robinson1233.00030

Interception Statistics

AtlantaIntsYardsAvgTD
DT Pat Swoopes12727.000
CarolinaIntsYardsAvgTD
OLB Ken Fantetti177.000
ILB Jessie Solomon13737.001

Fumble Statistics

AtlantaFumbRecovForceTD
CarolinaFumbRecovForceTD

Punting Statistics

AtlantaPuntYardsAvgNetLGIn20
Harry Newsome417744.337.3492
CarolinaPuntYardsAvgNetLGIn20
Brian Doherty729442.035.1574

Kicking Statistics

AtlantaFGs40+Yd50+YdLGPAT
Max Zendejas2/21/10/0413/3
CarolinaFGs40+Yd50+YdLGPAT
Rolf Benirschke1/10/00/0341/1

Punt Return Statistics

AtlantaRetYardsAvgTD
Terry Taylor34816.00
CarolinaRetYardsAvgTD
Ray Horton188.00

Kick Return Statistics

AtlantaRetYardsAvgTD
Calvin Muhammad12222.00
CarolinaRetYardsAvgTD
Kelvin Martin12121.00

Defensive Statistics

AtlantaTackAsstSackRPlayPPlay
OLB Brian Noble1201.02834
CB Terry Taylor711.02533
CB Patrick Hunter510.02534
S Perry Williams410.02634
ILB Niko Noga410.02415
S Scott Woerner340.02724
DT Tim Newton330.02728
OLB Mike Merriweather300.01423
DE Mark Mraz210.02622
DE Keith Guthrie200.02418
CB Herb Welch120.01511
CB Steve Brown110.0719
WR Willis Adams10---------
OLB Matt Monger100.0617
CarolinaTackAsstSackRPlayPPlay
ILB Bryan Hinkle910.03221
OLB Robin Cole700.01718
S Mike Mayock510.03534
ILB Jessie Solomon510.02025
OLB Brad Vassar421.01712
DT Ken Clarke321.52820
CB Arnold Brown320.01920
OLB Ken Fantetti310.02229
CB Jeff Nixon310.03335
S Mike Spivey300.0413
DE Richard Dent230.53533
DE Reggie Kinlaw210.02118
DT Louie Kelcher110.0815
CB Ray Horton100.03635
WR Lionel Manuel10---------
S Solomon Wilcots100.03323
OLB Joe Comier040.01611
DE James Hunter020.01517

Pass Rush Statistics

AtlantaSackBlockHurryKnockPPlay
OLB Brian Noble1.001034
CB Terry Taylor1.000033
DE Jim Reynosa0.011015
DT Tim Newton0.010028
DT Gerald Nichols0.001015
CarolinaSackBlockHurryKnockPPlay
DT Ken Clarke1.500220
OLB Brad Vassar1.000012
DE Richard Dent0.504433
DE James Hunter0.002217
OLB Joe Comier0.001011

Pass Defense Statistics

AtlantaCaughtDefnsdIntrcpPPlay
CB Terry Taylor50033
OLB Mike Merriweather31023
OLB Brian Noble31034
CB Patrick Hunter30034
S Scott Woerner21024
ILB Niko Noga10015
OLB Matt Monger10017
S Perry Williams02034
S Nelson Jones01010
DT Pat Swoopes00121
CarolinaCaughtDefnsdIntrcpPPlay
ILB Jessie Solomon21125
OLB Robin Cole20018
S Mike Spivey20013
CB Jeff Nixon20035
S Solomon Wilcots20023
CB Ray Horton13035
S Mike Mayock12034
OLB Ken Fantetti10129
DE Reggie Kinlaw10018
ILB Bryan Hinkle10021
CB Arnold Brown10020

Blocking Statistics

AtlantaKeyBlBlOppPancRPlySckAPPly
C Tony Berryhill56016014
T Don Sommer46036135
G Rich Rosen37036235
G Roy Foster25036035
T Scott Bergold110036035
G DeAndre Jamison11020021
TE Tom Mullady01016017
CarolinaKeyBlBlOppPancRPlySckAPPly
T Kevin Call37128034
G Mark Bortz14028034
T Robert Jenkins12028234
FB Calvin Thomas1103014
C Jamie Dukes06028034
G Steve Wright03028034

Special Teams Tackles

AtlantaTacklesSTPlays
Steve Jordan122
Patrick Hunter111
CarolinaTacklesSTPlays
Junior Miller120
Mike Spivey114
Ken Clarke111
Kellen Winslow111

Participation

AtlantaRPlyOffPPlyOffRPlyDefPPlyDefSTPlyTotal Plays
TE Steve Jordan3234------2288
G Rich Rosen3635------677
G Roy Foster3635------677
T Scott Bergold3635------677
T Don Sommer3635------677
QB Warren Moon3635---------71
CB Patrick Hunter------25341170
CB Terry Taylor------2533967
WR Ernest Givins3230------466
OLB Brian Noble------2834163
WR Willis Adams3230---------62
S Perry Williams------2634161
DT Tim Newton------2728156
S Scott Woerner------2724455
WR Calvin Muhammad2318------950
ILB Niko Noga------24151049
DE Mark Mraz------2622---48
RB Jewerl Thomas2126---------47
CB Steve Brown------7192147
DE Keith Guthrie------2418---42
G DeAndre Jamison2021---------41
DT Gerald Nichols------1715739
OLB Mike Merriweather------1423138
CB Herb Welch------15111238
TE Tom Mullady1617---------33
DT Pat Swoopes------1021132
C Tony Berryhill1614---------30
FB Mickey Merrifield45------1827
S Nelson Jones------1101627
DE Jim Reynosa------215825
OLB Matt Monger------617124
OLB Jim Haslett------212023
RB Rod Bernstine34------1522
WR Frankie Neal11------1719
RB Newton Williams125---------17
TE Doug Marsh45---------9
K Max Zendejas00------88
P Harry Newsome00------66
C Tyler Lusk00------66
S Larry Brewton------20---2
QB Randy Essington00---------0
T Dave Piepkorn00---------0
OLB Rydell Malancon------00---0
OLB Alex Gordon------00---0
CarolinaRPlyOffPPlyOffRPlyDefPPlyDefSTPlyTotal Plays
CB Ray Horton------36351283
CB Jeff Nixon------3335775
TE Kellen Winslow2834------1173
OLB Ken Fantetti------22292273
S Mike Mayock------3534271
G Steve Wright2834------870
G Mark Bortz2834------870
T Kevin Call2834------870
T Robert Jenkins2834------870
DE Richard Dent------3533169
C Jamie Dukes2834---------62
DT Ken Clarke------28201159
S Solomon Wilcots------3323---56
ILB Bryan Hinkle------3221---53
ILB Jessie Solomon------2025247
WR James Lofton2320------144
RB Wilbert Montgomery1329---------42
QB Eric Hipple2516---------41
DE Reggie Kinlaw------2118140
WR Malcolm Barnwell1610------1440
CB Arnold Brown------1920140
WR Lionel Manuel1425---------39
OLB Robin Cole------1718237
RB Toussaint Tyler155------1737
WR Kelvin Martin1412------935
DE James Hunter------1517234
S Mike Spivey------4131431
FB Calvin Thomas314------1431
OLB Brad Vassar------1712---29
TE Tom Coombs1118---------29
OLB Joe Comier------1611---27
DT Louie Kelcher------815225
QB Jeb Blount318---------21
TE Junior Miller00------2020
CB Pat Ballage------311216
ILB Linden King------131115
P Brian Doherty00------88
C Matthew Hurley00------88
DE Donnie Humphrey------1247
TE Tom Robinson33---------6
WR Laron Brown00------55
K Rolf Benirschke00------44
DT Danny Noonan------0044
T Petey Perot00---------0
RB Ken Thomas00---------0
G Bruce Collie00---------0

Directional Rushing Statistics

DistanceAttYardsAvg
Left14231.6
Middle13372.8
Right9829.1
None000.0
DistanceAttYardsAvg
Left400.0
Middle17633.7
Right7253.6
None000.0

Detailed Passing Statistics

AtlantaAttCmp20+BdThDropDfnsHurrKnckIntc
Warren Moon32164016782
CarolinaAttCmp20+BdThDropDfnsHurrKnckIntc
Jeb Blount1891113200
Eric Hipple1492003101

Directional Passing Statistics

DistanceAttCompYardsAvg
Screen2252.5
Short (0-8 Yds)1161009.1
Medium (9-18 Yds)136846.5
Long (19+ Yds)62427.0
DistanceAttCompYardsAvg
Screen43287.0
Short (0-8 Yds)1711885.2
Medium (9-18 Yds)74588.3
Long (19+ Yds)4000.0

Detailed Receiving Statistics

AtlantaTargtCaugtDropdYards20+PPlay
TE Steve Jordan134167234
WR Willis Adams64064130
WR Ernest Givins53044130
WR Calvin Muhammad32031018
RB Jewerl Thomas22013026
RB Rod Bernstine200004
TE Tom Mullady11012017
CarolinaTargtCaugtDropdYards20+PPlay
TE Kellen Winslow116033034
WR Lionel Manuel62129125
RB Wilbert Montgomery53050229
WR Malcolm Barnwell31010010
RB Toussaint Tyler2201505
TE Tom Coombs22020018
TE Tom Robinson210303
WR James Lofton11014020

Red-Zone Rushing Statistics

AtlantaAttYardsAvgOverall Avg
RB Jewerl Thomas5122.403.24
RB Newton Williams3248.005.83
RB Rod Bernstine111.001.33
CarolinaAttYardsAvgOverall Avg
RB Wilbert Montgomery1-1-1.003.33

Red-Zone Passing Statistics

AtlantaAttCompYardsAvg/AttOverall Avg
Warren Moon111414.007.22
CarolinaAttCompYardsAvg/AttOverall Avg
Eric Hipple1000.007.43

Red-Zone Receiving Statistics

AtlantaTargetCatchYardsAvg/TargOverall Avg
TE Steve Jordan111414.005.15
CarolinaTargetCatchYardsAvg/TargOverall Avg
RB Wilbert Montgomery1000.0010.00

Third Down Rushing Statistics

AtlantaRushesConversions
RB Jewerl Thomas21
RB Newton Williams10
CarolinaRushesConversions
QB Jeb Blount10
RB Wilbert Montgomery11
QB Eric Hipple10
RB Toussaint Tyler10

Third Down Passing Statistics

AtlantaAttCompConversions
Warren Moon1286
CarolinaAttCompConversions
Eric Hipple633
Jeb Blount321

Third Down Receiving Statistics

AtlantaTargCatchConversions
TE Steve Jordan632
WR Willis Adams222
WR Ernest Givins210
RB Jewerl Thomas111
WR Calvin Muhammad111
CarolinaTargCatchConversions
TE Kellen Winslow411
RB Wilbert Montgomery211
WR Malcolm Barnwell111
TE Tom Robinson110
WR Lionel Manuel111

SectionAttendance
Stadium85,000 (85,000 capacity)
Upper Deck25,400 (25,400)
End Zone18,300 (18,300)
Mezzanine10,600 (10,600)
Sideline Seats16,200 (16,200)
Club Seats9,500 (9,500)
Luxury Boxes5,000 (5,000)