Week 5, 1987

played in Denver, CO

70 degrees, rain, 1 mph wind

Buffalo Bills07710-24
Denver Broncos3700-10

Scoring Summary
1Q: 07:57 DEN - Mike Cofer 30 field goal
2Q: 13:10 BUF - Dennis Gentry 3 pass from Dave Krieg (Darrell Durham extra point)
2Q: 04:58 DEN - Dwight Collins 53 punt return (Mike Cofer extra point)
3Q: 07:44 BUF - Herman Fontenot 10 pass from Dave Krieg (Darrell Durham extra point)
4Q: 10:21 BUF - Herman Fontenot 8 pass from Dave Krieg (Darrell Durham extra point)
4Q: 02:29 BUF - Darrell Durham 42 field goal

Team StatisticsBUFDEN
Record3-20-4
First Downs1611
- by Rushing61
- by Passing910
- by Penalty10
Total Net Yards318248
- Offensive Plays7160
- Yards per Play4.484.13
Net Rushing Yards13147
- Rushing Attempts2817
- Yards per Rush4.682.76
Net Passing Yards187201
- Att./Comp./Intrcpt41 - 22 - 040 - 23 - 1
- Gross Passing Yards197215
- Sacks/Yards Lost2/103/14
- Yards per Pass Play4.354.67
Fumbles/Lost0/03/2
3rd Down Conversions6/186/17
- Avg. YtG on 3rd Down8.210.2
4th Down Conversions1/20/0
Penalties/Yards12/869/75
Punt Returns/Yards3/185/54
Kick Returns/Yards0/04/71
Interception Ret./Yards1/00/0
2pt Conversions0/00/0
Red Zone Visits32
- Red Zone TDs/FGs3/00/1
Avg. Drive StartOWN 30OWN 29
Time of Possession33:2126:39

Drive Charts

Buffalo Bills
QuarBeganPossFromPlaysYardsResult
17:523:06OWN 9842Punt
13:161:18OPP 4632Punt
10:312:29OWN 42858Touchdown
29:241:43OWN 20537Downs
25:541:05OWN 203-6Punt
24:491:58OWN 43-3Punt
21:361:36OWN 15315Half
315:004:33OWN 251042Punt
39:291:15OWN 2336Punt
38:140:38OPP 626Touchdown
35:381:40OWN 213-10Punt
31:481:31OWN 239Punt
414:102:41OWN 20719Punt
411:291:18OPP 16316Touchdown
48:185:56OWN 25850Field Goal
Denver Broncos
QuarBeganPossFromPlaysYardsResult
115:007:08OWN 251162Field Goal
14:461:30OWN 203-5Punt
11:581:27OWN 203-7Punt
213:023:38OWN 25620Punt
27:411:47OWN 43418Punt
22:511:15OWN 41726Interception
310:270:58OWN 2036Punt
37:361:58OWN 3133Punt
33:582:10OWN 3936Punt
30:171:07OWN 4535Punt
410:111:53OWN 2236Punt
42:222:22OWN 211163Game

Game MVP: Dave Krieg, Buffalo Bills

Rushing Statistics

BuffaloAttYardsAvgLG10+TD
RB Herman Fontenot161006.252430
RB Eric Dickerson9283.11800
QB Dave Krieg166.00600
FB Robert Weathers111.00100
RB Earnest Jackson1-4-4.00-400
DenverAttYardsAvgLG10+TD
RB Derrick Harmon13292.232310
QB Doug Williams2136.50800
RB Paul Palmer252.50300

Passing Statistics

BuffaloAttCompYardsSk/YdTDLGIntRate
Dave Krieg41221972/10335091.2
DenverAttCompYardsSk/YdTDLGIntRate
Doug Williams40232153/14021162.0

Receiving Statistics

BuffaloCatchTargYardsAvgYACLGTD
WR Virgil Seay58418.207280
WR Dennis Gentry4124812.0033351
RB Herman Fontenot46317.7514112
TE Brent Jones47328.009120
TE Ulysses Norris223216.0020280
WR Bruce Hill23136.5013110
FB Robert Weathers1100.00000
RB Eric Dickerson0100.00000
RB Earnest Jackson0100.00000
DenverCatchTargYardsAvgYACLGTD
RB Allen Pinkett44358.7517110
WR Jimmy Childs36237.6712180
TE John Thompson334916.3323210
WR Carlos Carson35206.673110
RB Derrick Harmon35289.338140
WR Mark Pattison35248.002130
WR Dwight Collins26147.002100
RB Paul Palmer1188.00080
TE Peyton Earhart151414.005140

Interception Statistics

BuffaloIntsYardsAvgTD
OLB Scott Pelluer100.000
DenverIntsYardsAvgTD

Fumble Statistics

BuffaloFumbRecovForceTD
RB Eric Dickerson0100
T Eric Moran0100
G Rich Moran0020
DE Jeff Stover0010
DenverFumbRecovForceTD
WR Dwight Collins2000
QB Doug Williams1000
C Robert Gradkowski0100

Punting Statistics

BuffaloPuntYardsAvgNetLGIn20
Eddie George940645.134.0522
DenverPuntYardsAvgNetLGIn20
Scott Fulhage942547.238.6551

Kicking Statistics

BuffaloFGs40+Yd50+YdLGPAT
Darrell Durham1/11/10/0423/3
DenverFGs40+Yd50+YdLGPAT
Mike Cofer1/10/00/0301/1

Punt Return Statistics

BuffaloRetYardsAvgTD
Dennis Gentry3186.00
DenverRetYardsAvgTD
Dwight Collins55410.81

Kick Return Statistics

BuffaloRetYardsAvgTD
DenverRetYardsAvgTD
Jimmy Childs35418.00
Mark Pattison11717.00

Defensive Statistics

BuffaloTackAsstSackRPlayPPlay
OLB Rich D'Amico700.01621
ILB Jim Laughlin510.01735
CB Russell Carter500.01126
DE Jeff Stover402.51743
S Jerry Holmes420.01627
OLB Scott Pelluer400.0625
CB Demetrious Johnson310.01743
S Mike Hatchett300.0633
DT Michael Carter230.01624
OLB Scot Brantley200.0927
S Lawrence Johnson110.01234
CB Lee Miller110.01743
ILB Chris Duliban110.008
DT Harvey Armstrong100.01337
DT John Cannon020.5511
DenverTackAsstSackRPlayPPlay
S Dennis Smith1120.02841
ILB Eugene Lockhart630.02740
OLB Scott Stephen620.02743
S Bryan Howard510.02334
DE Frank Warren410.52131
CB Patrick Allen400.02843
DT Tim Gooch301.01627
ILB Jim Eliopulos340.01115
CB Ed Berry310.02130
DE Leslie O'Neal200.02638
OLB Joe Kohlbrand100.0613
TE Peyton Earhart10---------
CB Delton Hall100.01725
OLB Todd Shell010.52228
DT Richard Tharpe010.01116

Pass Rush Statistics

BuffaloSackBlockHurryKnockPPlay
DE Jeff Stover2.501443
DT John Cannon0.500011
DE Kenny Neil0.011031
DE Andre Tippett0.01005
OLB Scot Brantley0.001127
DT Michael Carter0.001024
DenverSackBlockHurryKnockPPlay
DT Tim Gooch1.010027
DE Frank Warren0.501031
OLB Todd Shell0.501028
S Don Bessillieu0.010017
CB Patrick Allen0.010043
DE Ron Holmes0.010017
DE Leslie O'Neal0.002038
ILB Eugene Lockhart0.000140

Pass Defense Statistics

BuffaloCaughtDefnsdIntrcpPPlay
CB Russell Carter32026
OLB Rich D'Amico31021
CB Demetrious Johnson31043
OLB Scott Pelluer30125
S Mike Hatchett30033
S Jerry Holmes21027
ILB Jim Laughlin20035
CB Lee Miller12043
S Lawrence Johnson10034
OLB Scot Brantley10027
ILB Chris Duliban1008
DenverCaughtDefnsdIntrcpPPlay
OLB Scott Stephen50043
S Dennis Smith41041
CB Ed Berry41030
ILB Eugene Lockhart21040
OLB Joe Kohlbrand20013
DT Tim Gooch10027
ILB Jim Eliopulos10015
S Bryan Howard10034
CB Patrick Allen10043
CB Delton Hall10025

Blocking Statistics

BuffaloKeyBlBlOppPancRPlySckAPPly
C Dwight Stephenson58128043
T Kari Yli-Renko26028143
G Rich Moran24128143
T Eric Moran22028043
G Jeff WIska15028043
FB Robert Weathers0106010
TE Brent Jones01026042
DenverKeyBlBlOppPancRPlySckAPPly
C Robert Gradkowski13017343
FB Dwayne Crutchfield1103010
T Lomas Brown06017043
G Steve Trapilo03017043
G Reggie Singletary01017043
TE Peyton Earhart0106018

Special Teams Tackles

BuffaloTacklesSTPlays
Rich Moran314
Ron LaPointe227
Scot Brantley127
Eric Dickerson118
Brent Jones114
DenverTacklesSTPlays
Eugene Lockhart213
Don Bessillieu127
Peyton Earhart127

Participation

BuffaloRPlyOffPPlyOffRPlyDefPPlyDefSTPlyTotal Plays
G Rich Moran2843------1485
TE Brent Jones2642------1482
G Jeff WIska2843------1081
T Kari Yli-Renko2843------1081
T Eric Moran2843------1081
CB Lee Miller------17431777
WR Dennis Gentry1841------1372
QB Dave Krieg2843---------71
C Dwight Stephenson2843---------71
CB Demetrious Johnson------17431171
DE Jeff Stover------1743969
WR Virgil Seay2039------867
S Lawrence Johnson------12341864
OLB Scot Brantley------9272763
DT Harvey Armstrong------13371060
ILB Jim Laughlin------1735153
WR Bruce Hill2024------347
RB Herman Fontenot1727---------44
S Jerry Holmes------1627---43
RB Eric Dickerson1014------1842
S Mike Hatchett------633140
DT Michael Carter------1624---40
DE Kenny Neil------631138
OLB Rich D'Amico------1621---37
CB Russell Carter------1126---37
FB Robert Weathers610------1834
TE Ron LaPointe50------2732
OLB Scott Pelluer------625132
ILB Chris Duliban------081220
TE Ulysses Norris107---------17
DT John Cannon------511117
WR Ricky Nattiel00------1717
WR Jeff Moore79---------16
DE Andre Tippett------35311
C Branden Trejo00------1010
P Eddie George00------1010
G Adam Schreiber00------88
K Darrell Durham00------66
RB Earnest Jackson12---------3
G Roy Simmons00---------0
T Leonard Mitchell00---------0
QB Mike Pagel00---------0
OLB Jeff Gaylord------00---0
OLB Kiki DeAyala------00---0
C Bill Lewis00---------0
CB Ricky Reynolds------00---0
DenverRPlyOffPPlyOffRPlyDefPPlyDefSTPlyTotal Plays
CB Patrick Allen------28431283
ILB Eugene Lockhart------27401380
OLB Scott Stephen------2743171
S Dennis Smith------2841170
T Lomas Brown1743------1070
G Reggie Singletary1743------1070
G Steve Trapilo1743------1070
T Bruce Armstrong1743------1070
DE Leslie O'Neal------2638165
OLB Todd Shell------22281161
QB Doug Williams1743---------60
C Robert Gradkowski1743---------60
S Bryan Howard------2334---57
TE John Thompson1640---------56
WR Dwight Collins1125------1854
WR Carlos Carson1538---------53
S Don Bessillieu------8172752
DE Frank Warren------2131---52
CB Ed Berry------2130---51
TE Peyton Earhart618------2751
WR Mark Pattison1020------1747
DT Tim Gooch------1627144
CB Delton Hall------1725143
RB Derrick Harmon1521------137
OLB Joe Kohlbrand------6131635
RB Allen Pinkett017------1734
WR Jimmy Childs720------532
FB Dwayne Crutchfield310------1831
CB Ellis Jones------5101631
DT Richard Tharpe------1116---27
DE Ron Holmes------917127
ILB Jim Eliopulos------1115---26
ILB Calvin O'Neal------131418
DE Hal Stephens------02911
C Bennett Sanderson00------1010
P Scott Fulhage00------1010
DT Tim Johnson------10910
RB Paul Palmer24---------6
WR Thomas Henley00------55
K Mike Cofer00------44
S Robert Moore------0033
TE Renaldo Hancock02---------2
T Lance Reynolds00---------0
C Kirk Lowdermilk00---------0
G Bill Fralic00---------0
QB Jim Crocicchia00---------0

Directional Rushing Statistics

DistanceAttYardsAvg
Left4287.0
Middle14735.2
Right10303.0
None000.0
DistanceAttYardsAvg
Left1-1-1.0
Middle10474.7
Right610.2
None000.0

Detailed Passing Statistics

BuffaloAttCmp20+BdThDropDfnsHurrKnckIntc
Dave Krieg41223173410
DenverAttCmp20+BdThDropDfnsHurrKnckIntc
Doug Williams40231127451

Directional Passing Statistics

DistanceAttCompYardsAvg
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Short (0-8 Yds)2714963.6
Medium (9-18 Yds)3172.3
Long (19+ Yds)212814.0
DistanceAttCompYardsAvg
Screen74334.7
Short (0-8 Yds)18141176.5
Medium (9-18 Yds)103343.4
Long (19+ Yds)52316.2

Detailed Receiving Statistics

BuffaloTargtCaugtDropdYards20+PPlay
WR Dennis Gentry124348141
WR Virgil Seay85141139
TE Brent Jones74132042
RB Herman Fontenot64031027
WR Bruce Hill32013024
TE Ulysses Norris2203217
FB Robert Weathers1100010
RB Eric Dickerson1010014
RB Earnest Jackson101002
DenverTargtCaugtDropdYards20+PPlay
WR Jimmy Childs63123020
WR Dwight Collins62114025
WR Carlos Carson53020038
RB Derrick Harmon53028021
WR Mark Pattison53024020
TE Peyton Earhart51014018
RB Allen Pinkett44035017
TE John Thompson33049140
RB Paul Palmer110804

Red-Zone Rushing Statistics

BuffaloAttYardsAvgOverall Avg
RB Eric Dickerson188.003.11
RB Earnest Jackson1-4-4.00-4.00
DenverAttYardsAvgOverall Avg
RB Derrick Harmon221.002.23
QB Doug Williams188.006.50

Red-Zone Passing Statistics

BuffaloAttCompYardsAvg/AttOverall Avg
Dave Krieg55285.604.80
DenverAttCompYardsAvg/AttOverall Avg
Doug Williams2000.005.38

Red-Zone Receiving Statistics

BuffaloTargetCatchYardsAvg/TargOverall Avg
RB Herman Fontenot22189.005.17
WR Virgil Seay1177.005.13
FB Robert Weathers1100.000.00
WR Dennis Gentry1133.004.00
DenverTargetCatchYardsAvg/TargOverall Avg
WR Jimmy Childs1000.003.83
TE Peyton Earhart1000.002.80

Third Down Rushing Statistics

BuffaloRushesConversions
RB Herman Fontenot31
QB Dave Krieg11
RB Eric Dickerson11
DenverRushesConversions
RB Derrick Harmon10

Third Down Passing Statistics

BuffaloAttCompConversions
Dave Krieg1373
DenverAttCompConversions
Doug Williams16116

Third Down Receiving Statistics

BuffaloTargCatchConversions
WR Virgil Seay431
WR Dennis Gentry410
RB Herman Fontenot332
TE Brent Jones100
WR Bruce Hill100
DenverTargCatchConversions
WR Carlos Carson421
RB Allen Pinkett330
TE Peyton Earhart310
TE John Thompson222
WR Mark Pattison211
WR Dwight Collins111
RB Paul Palmer111

SectionAttendance
Stadium39,800 (70,000 capacity)
Upper Deck11,500 (21,400)
End Zone8,300 (15,400)
Mezzanine5,000 (8,900)
Sideline Seats7,800 (13,600)
Club Seats4,400 (7,400)
Luxury Boxes2,800 (3,300)