Week 6, 1987

played in Atlanta, GA

79 degrees, fair, 7 mph wind

Minnesota Vikings7370-17
Atlanta Falcons79107-33

Scoring Summary
1Q: 09:22 ATL - Newton Williams 27 run (Max Zendejas extra point)
1Q: 04:20 MIN - Junior Tautalatasi 14 run (Paul McFadden extra point)
2Q: 10:15 MIN - Paul McFadden 37 field goal
2Q: 04:12 ATL - Max Zendejas 31 field goal
2Q: 01:49 ATL - Max Zendejas 18 field goal
2Q: 00:04 ATL - Max Zendejas 55 field goal
3Q: 09:36 ATL - Max Zendejas 39 field goal
3Q: 06:34 MIN - Art Monk 34 pass from Steve Grogan (Paul McFadden extra point)
3Q: 01:16 ATL - Calvin Muhammad 29 pass from Warren Moon (Max Zendejas extra point)
4Q: 13:16 ATL - Tom Mullady 98 pass from Warren Moon (Max Zendejas extra point)

Team StatisticsMINATL
Record3-34-2
First Downs1718
- by Rushing67
- by Passing1011
- by Penalty10
Total Net Yards312443
- Offensive Plays6761
- Yards per Play4.667.26
Net Rushing Yards90122
- Rushing Attempts2327
- Yards per Rush3.914.52
Net Passing Yards222321
- Att./Comp./Intrcpt38 - 21 - 231 - 19 - 0
- Gross Passing Yards257338
- Sacks/Yards Lost6/353/17
- Yards per Pass Play5.059.44
Fumbles/Lost0/01/1
3rd Down Conversions8/186/14
- Avg. YtG on 3rd Down7.78.6
4th Down Conversions0/20/0
Penalties/Yards1/102/15
Punt Returns/Yards1/82/21
Kick Returns/Yards5/1622/47
Interception Ret./Yards0/02/47
2pt Conversions0/00/0
Red Zone Visits22
- Red Zone TDs/FGs1/00/2
Avg. Drive StartOWN 33OWN 32
Time of Possession27:5732:03

Drive Charts

Minnesota Vikings
QuarBeganPossFromPlaysYardsResult
115:003:36OWN 276-1Punt
19:094:59OWN 251175Touchdown
12:082:03OWN 31632Punt
213:563:49OWN 38942Field Goal
24:071:14OPP 3438Interception
21:421:38OWN 25510Interception
39:293:09OWN 29571Touchdown
31:052:09OWN 303-3Punt
412:592:20OWN 353-11Punt
48:301:34OWN 2432Punt
45:170:42OPP 4647Downs
42:152:15OWN 20975Downs
Atlanta Falcons
QuarBeganPossFromPlaysYardsResult
111:242:15OWN 35565Touchdown
14:102:02OWN 323-11Punt
10:051:09OWN 20413Punt
210:076:00OWN 211065Field Goal
22:531:11OPP 41540Field Goal
20:040:04OPP 3800Field Goal
315:005:31OWN 251053Field Goal
36:205:15OWN 251075Touchdown
413:560:57OWN 5395Touchdown
410:392:09OWN 32516Punt
46:561:39OWN 32314Fumble
44:352:20OWN 3938Punt

Game MVP: Brian Noble, Atlanta Falcons

Rushing Statistics

MinnesotaAttYardsAvgLG10+TD
RB Junior Tautalatasi16674.191431
QB Steve Grogan3124.00800
RB Tony Nathan284.00700
RB James Brooks231.50200
AtlantaAttYardsAvgLG10+TD
RB Jewerl Thomas13675.152420
RB Newton Williams10373.702731
QB Warren Moon2178.501110
RB Rod Bernstine210.50100

Passing Statistics

MinnesotaAttCompYardsSk/YdTDLGIntRate
Steve Grogan38212576/35134263.2
AtlantaAttCompYardsSk/YdTDLGIntRate
Warren Moon31193383/172980120.1

Receiving Statistics

MinnesotaCatchTargYardsAvgYACLGTD
WR Drew Hill131917713.6244310
WR Art Monk333913.005341
WR Reggie Langhorne373311.0014250
RB James Brooks1233.00030
TE Keith Lester1455.00450
RB Junior Tautalatasi0100.00000
WR Hassan Jones0200.00000
AtlantaCatchTargYardsAvgYACLGTD
TE Tom Mullady4516140.25105981
RB Jewerl Thomas3451.67060
TE Steve Jordan384515.006170
WR Ernest Givins35186.000140
WR Willis Adams254824.004410
WR Calvin Muhammad224020.0010291
FB Mickey Merrifield111313.0012130
RB Rod Bernstine1188.00080

Interception Statistics

MinnesotaIntsYardsAvgTD
AtlantaIntsYardsAvgTD
OLB Mike Merriweather14141.000
OLB Matt Monger166.000

Fumble Statistics

MinnesotaFumbRecovForceTD
S Kerry Justin0100
DT Todd Liebenstein0010
AtlantaFumbRecovForceTD
RB Newton Williams1000

Punting Statistics

MinnesotaPuntYardsAvgNetLGIn20
Dakota Gonzalez525150.242.0682
AtlantaPuntYardsAvgNetLGIn20
Harry Newsome416641.534.5531

Kicking Statistics

MinnesotaFGs40+Yd50+YdLGPAT
Paul McFadden1/10/00/0372/2
AtlantaFGs40+Yd50+YdLGPAT
Max Zendejas4/41/11/1553/3

Punt Return Statistics

MinnesotaRetYardsAvgTD
Reggie Langhorne188.00
AtlantaRetYardsAvgTD
Terry Taylor22110.50

Kick Return Statistics

MinnesotaRetYardsAvgTD
Lyle Pickens410125.30
Reggie Langhorne16161.00
AtlantaRetYardsAvgTD
Calvin Muhammad12525.00
Scott Woerner12222.00

Defensive Statistics

MinnesotaTackAsstSackRPlayPPlay
S Kerry Justin720.02626
CB Vann McElroy620.02734
DT Todd Liebenstein521.02632
OLB Lester Boyd530.02424
OLB Ken Woodard450.01420
S Bo Metcalf400.01427
CB Eric Thomas310.02531
DE Mark Jerue211.02531
ILB Reggie McKenzie220.02524
CB Eugene Daniel200.0149
S Eugene Robinson200.0146
DT Gerald Williams131.02424
DE Robert Thompson110.02725
RB Tony Nathan10---------
TE Keith Lester10---------
OLB Micah Moon100.019
ILB Lance Sellers100.0210
AtlantaTackAsstSackRPlayPPlay
OLB Brian Noble824.02344
S Perry Williams620.02244
CB Terry Taylor600.02043
DE Keith Guthrie420.52228
OLB Mike Merriweather410.01324
DE Mark Mraz301.02325
S Scott Woerner330.02329
DT Tim Newton320.02332
CB Patrick Hunter320.02244
ILB Niko Noga310.02124
CB Herb Welch200.01118
DT Gerald Nichols100.51132
DT Pat Swoopes100.01221
S Nelson Jones100.0015
OLB Jim Haslett020.022

Pass Rush Statistics

MinnesotaSackBlockHurryKnockPPlay
DT Gerald Williams1.002024
DT Todd Liebenstein1.001032
DE Mark Jerue1.001031
DE Robert Thompson0.002025
DE Jim Herrmann0.001012
AtlantaSackBlockHurryKnockPPlay
OLB Brian Noble4.012144
DE Mark Mraz1.001025
DT Gerald Nichols0.502032
DE Keith Guthrie0.501128
DT Tim Newton0.001032
DE Jim Reynosa0.001017

Pass Defense Statistics

MinnesotaCaughtDefnsdIntrcpPPlay
CB Vann McElroy40034
S Bo Metcalf40027
CB Eric Thomas30031
CB Eugene Daniel2009
S Kerry Justin10026
OLB Ken Woodard10020
DE Robert Thompson10025
S Eugene Robinson1006
CB Lyle Pickens1008
ILB Lance Sellers10010
CB Maurice Douglass01010
AtlantaCaughtDefnsdIntrcpPPlay
S Perry Williams31044
CB Patrick Hunter31044
OLB Mike Merriweather30124
CB Terry Taylor30043
ILB Niko Noga20024
DT Tim Newton20032
S Scott Woerner11029
S Nelson Jones11015
DE Keith Guthrie10028
OLB Brian Noble10044
CB Herb Welch10018
OLB Matt Monger00119

Blocking Statistics

MinnesotaKeyBlBlOppPancRPlySckAPPly
C Chuck Thomas39023044
G Raleigh McKenzie24023044
G Steve Wallace15023044
T Steve Moore11023044
T Steve August02023644
AtlantaKeyBlBlOppPancRPlySckAPPly
G Rich Rosen37027234
T Scott Bergold26027034
G DeAndre Jamison17027134
G Roy Foster03027034
TE Tom Mullady01011015
T Don Sommer01027034

Special Teams Tackles

MinnesotaTacklesSTPlays
Micah Moon222
Steve Wallace110
Bob White16
AtlantaTacklesSTPlays
Steve Brown421
Nelson Jones116
Patrick Hunter112

Participation

MinnesotaRPlyOffPPlyOffRPlyDefPPlyDefSTPlyTotal Plays
G Steve Wallace2344------1077
T Steve August2344------572
CB Eric Thomas------25311470
QB Steve Grogan2344---------67
T Steve Moore2344---------67
C Chuck Thomas2344---------67
G Raleigh McKenzie2344---------67
CB Vann McElroy------2734465
WR Drew Hill2142---------63
DT Todd Liebenstein------2632462
WR Reggie Langhorne1531------1662
DE Mark Jerue------2531460
S Bo Metcalf------14271859
WR Art Monk1739---------56
S Kerry Justin------2626355
RB Junior Tautalatasi1820------1755
DE Robert Thompson------2725254
ILB Reggie McKenzie------2524251
OLB Lester Boyd------2424250
DT Gerald Williams------2424250
TE Chris Kelley1117------2149
OLB Ken Woodard------1420135
WR Hassan Jones925---------34
OLB Micah Moon------192232
TE Keith Lester913------729
CB Lyle Pickens------181726
RB James Brooks1212---------24
CB Eugene Daniel------149124
RB Tony Nathan319---------22
RB Chester Phillips00------2121
S Eugene Robinson------146121
DE Jim Herrmann------212620
DT Jim Scott------29617
WR Jamie Holland02------1517
CB Maurice Douglass------210214
ILB Lance Sellers------210214
ILB Ilia Jarostchuk------001111
T Roger Caron00------1010
C Juan Ware00------66
P Dakota Gonzalez00------66
C Bob White00------66
C David Alexander00------66
K Paul McFadden00------55
DT Darien Hines------23---5
QB Luc Tousignant00---------0
TE Travis Tucker00---------0
AtlantaRPlyOffPPlyOffRPlyDefPPlyDefSTPlyTotal Plays
TE Steve Jordan2533------2482
CB Patrick Hunter------22441278
CB Terry Taylor------2043770
G Rich Rosen2734------869
G Roy Foster2734------869
T Scott Bergold2734------869
T Don Sommer2734------869
OLB Brian Noble------2344168
S Perry Williams------2244167
QB Warren Moon2734---------61
G DeAndre Jamison2734---------61
WR Ernest Givins2531------561
S Scott Woerner------2329557
WR Willis Adams2530---------55
DT Tim Newton------2332---55
ILB Niko Noga------2124954
DE Keith Guthrie------2228---50
DT Gerald Nichols------1132649
DE Mark Mraz------2325---48
CB Steve Brown------3232147
WR Calvin Muhammad1713------1242
RB Jewerl Thomas1426---------40
CB Herb Welch------11181140
OLB Mike Merriweather------1324138
DT Pat Swoopes------1221134
FB Mickey Merrifield29------2031
S Nelson Jones------0151631
TE Tom Mullady1115---------26
OLB Jim Haslett------222024
RB Rod Bernstine23------1924
DE Jim Reynosa------017623
OLB Matt Monger------119121
WR Frankie Neal11------1820
RB Newton Williams115---------16
K Max Zendejas00------1111
P Harry Newsome00------88
C Tyler Lusk00------88
TE Doug Marsh24---------6
S Larry Brewton------10---1
C Tony Berryhill00---------0
QB Randy Essington00---------0
T Dave Piepkorn00---------0
OLB Rydell Malancon------00---0
OLB Alex Gordon------00---0

Directional Rushing Statistics

DistanceAttYardsAvg
Left4-6-1.5
Middle17925.4
Right242.0
None000.0
DistanceAttYardsAvg
Left6305.0
Middle161006.3
Right5-8-1.6
None000.0

Detailed Passing Statistics

MinnesotaAttCmp20+BdThDropDfnsHurrKnckIntc
Steve Grogan38216114822
AtlantaAttCmp20+BdThDropDfnsHurrKnckIntc
Warren Moon31194221700

Directional Passing Statistics

DistanceAttCompYardsAvg
Screen222412.0
Short (0-8 Yds)2310723.1
Medium (9-18 Yds)75537.6
Long (19+ Yds)6410818.0
DistanceAttCompYardsAvg
Screen33155.0
Short (0-8 Yds)146362.6
Medium (9-18 Yds)10711911.9
Long (19+ Yds)4316842.0

Detailed Receiving Statistics

MinnesotaTargtCaugtDropdYards20+PPlay
WR Drew Hill19131177442
WR Reggie Langhorne73033131
TE Keith Lester4105013
WR Art Monk33039139
RB James Brooks2103012
WR Hassan Jones2000025
RB Junior Tautalatasi1000020
AtlantaTargtCaugtDropdYards20+PPlay
TE Steve Jordan83145033
TE Tom Mullady540161215
WR Willis Adams52048130
WR Ernest Givins53118031
RB Jewerl Thomas4305026
WR Calvin Muhammad22040113
FB Mickey Merrifield1101309
RB Rod Bernstine110803

Red-Zone Rushing Statistics

MinnesotaAttYardsAvgOverall Avg
RB Junior Tautalatasi2147.004.19
AtlantaAttYardsAvgOverall Avg
RB Jewerl Thomas2-1-0.505.15

Red-Zone Passing Statistics

MinnesotaAttCompYardsAvg/AttOverall Avg
Steve Grogan5161.206.76
AtlantaAttCompYardsAvg/AttOverall Avg
Warren Moon3131.0010.90

Red-Zone Receiving Statistics

MinnesotaTargetCatchYardsAvg/TargOverall Avg
WR Drew Hill2000.009.32
WR Reggie Langhorne2163.004.71
WR Hassan Jones1000.000.00
AtlantaTargetCatchYardsAvg/TargOverall Avg
WR Willis Adams1000.009.60
RB Jewerl Thomas1133.001.25
WR Ernest Givins1000.003.60

Third Down Rushing Statistics

MinnesotaRushesConversions
RB Tony Nathan11
RB Junior Tautalatasi11
AtlantaRushesConversions
RB Jewerl Thomas10
RB Newton Williams10

Third Down Passing Statistics

MinnesotaAttCompConversions
Steve Grogan1366
AtlantaAttCompConversions
Warren Moon1176

Third Down Receiving Statistics

MinnesotaTargCatchConversions
WR Drew Hill755
WR Reggie Langhorne511
TE Keith Lester100
AtlantaTargCatchConversions
TE Tom Mullady332
TE Steve Jordan322
WR Ernest Givins211
WR Willis Adams100
RB Jewerl Thomas100
WR Calvin Muhammad111

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)