Week 6, 1987

played in Tampa Bay, FL

74 degrees, fair, 9 mph wind

New Orleans Saints714710-38
Tampa Bay Buccaneers7700-14

Scoring Summary
1Q: 09:44 TBY - Lam Jones 3 pass from John Reaves (John Lee extra point)
1Q: 04:24 NOS - Earnest Byner 12 pass from John Elway (Rex Robinson extra point)
2Q: 13:47 NOS - Haywood Jeffires 5 pass from John Elway (Rex Robinson extra point)
2Q: 08:07 TBY - John Reaves 4 run (John Lee extra point)
2Q: 02:45 NOS - Ernest Gibson 34 interception return (Rex Robinson extra point)
3Q: 00:37 NOS - Chris Combs 17 pass from John Elway (Rex Robinson extra point)
4Q: 11:38 NOS - James Maness 17 pass from John Elway (Rex Robinson extra point)
4Q: 10:40 NOS - Rex Robinson 44 field goal

Team StatisticsNOSTBY
Record1-51-5
First Downs2421
- by Rushing35
- by Passing1916
- by Penalty20
Total Net Yards464327
- Offensive Plays6861
- Yards per Play6.825.36
Net Rushing Yards11350
- Rushing Attempts2215
- Yards per Rush5.143.33
Net Passing Yards351277
- Att./Comp./Intrcpt44 - 34 - 044 - 25 - 3
- Gross Passing Yards363292
- Sacks/Yards Lost2/122/15
- Yards per Pass Play7.636.02
Fumbles/Lost0/01/1
3rd Down Conversions10/173/10
- Avg. YtG on 3rd Down7.610.4
4th Down Conversions1/11/1
Penalties/Yards6/444/30
Punt Returns/Yards0/02/9
Kick Returns/Yards0/04/104
Interception Ret./Yards3/520/0
2pt Conversions0/00/0
Red Zone Visits43
- Red Zone TDs/FGs4/02/0
Avg. Drive StartOWN 32OWN 21
Time of Possession33:5926:01

Drive Charts

New Orleans Saints
QuarBeganPossFromPlaysYardsResult
19:335:16OWN 251075Touchdown
12:434:07OWN 32768Touchdown
27:594:38OWN 25832Punt
21:151:15OWN 19675Half
315:002:21OWN 25633Punt
311:081:55OWN 443-9Punt
36:586:32OWN 41396Touchdown
414:112:40OWN 20680Touchdown
411:220:47OPP 2831Field Goal
49:282:27OPP 413-6Punt
41:220:40OWN 2834Punt
Tampa Bay Buccaneers
QuarBeganPossFromPlaysYardsResult
115:005:27OWN 301170Touchdown
14:171:34OWN 35440Missed FG
213:365:37OWN 251175Touchdown
23:210:44OWN 203-4Interception
22:371:22OWN 253-6Punt
312:391:31OWN 331Punt
39:132:15OWN 18433Punt
30:261:15OWN 25534Punt
410:351:07OWN 19313Interception
47:015:39OWN 201263Interception
40:420:42OWN 202-12Game

Game MVP: John Elway, New Orleans Saints

Rushing Statistics

New OrleansAttYardsAvgLG10+TD
RB Earnest Byner15895.933830
RB Butch Woolfork6162.67700
QB John Elway188.00800
Tampa BayAttYardsAvgLG10+TD
QB John Reaves7405.71901
RB Steve Smith6101.67900
RB Vance Mueller200.00400

Passing Statistics

New OrleansAttCompYardsSk/YdTDLGIntRate
John Elway44343632/124470131.1
Tampa BayAttCompYardsSk/YdTDLGIntRate
John Reaves37212530/0140264.3
Buddy Funck74392/15013133.3

Receiving Statistics

New OrleansCatchTargYardsAvgYACLGTD
RB Earnest Byner912808.8927221
WR Haywood Jeffires71111316.1453331
TE Chris Combs667011.676251
WR James Maness46225.500171
WR Chester Cooper337224.007470
RB Butch Woolfork22-7-3.500-30
FB Patrick Shepard2294.50650
WR Kenny Randle1244.00040
Tampa BayCatchTargYardsAvgYACLGTD
TE John Spagnola68599.830170
WR Lam Jones6126811.3310231
RB Steve Smith45102.50360
WR Andre Reed355819.3345350
WR Dokie Williams242412.003120
TE Jim Riggs235125.500400
RB Vance Mueller1122.00020
TE Cap Boso122020.001200
WR Kenny Jackson0400.00000

Interception Statistics

New OrleansIntsYardsAvgTD
CB Ricky Smith100.000
CB Ernest Gibson13434.001
OLB Seth Joyner11818.000
Tampa BayIntsYardsAvgTD

Fumble Statistics

New OrleansFumbRecovForceTD
FB Patrick Shepard0110
Tampa BayFumbRecovForceTD
WR Dokie Williams1000

Punting Statistics

New OrleansPuntYardsAvgNetLGIn20
Mike Hubach523346.636.8523
Tampa BayPuntYardsAvgNetLGIn20
Lewis Colbert418145.340.3622

Kicking Statistics

New OrleansFGs40+Yd50+YdLGPAT
Rex Robinson1/11/10/0445/5
Tampa BayFGs40+Yd50+YdLGPAT
John Lee0/10/10/002/2

Punt Return Statistics

New OrleansRetYardsAvgTD
Tampa BayRetYardsAvgTD
Kenny Jackson294.50

Kick Return Statistics

New OrleansRetYardsAvgTD
Tampa BayRetYardsAvgTD
Dokie Williams38327.70
Sam Seale12121.00

Defensive Statistics

New OrleansTackAsstSackRPlayPPlay
OLB Seth Joyner610.01445
CB Jeff Sanchez520.01545
DE Doug Reed402.01231
S Roland James410.01028
ILB Sam Anno400.01032
CB Ricky Smith320.01034
CB Ernest Gibson310.01236
OLB Darryl Talley210.01028
ILB Steve Busick200.0412
DT Warren Lyles110.0935
CB Carl Lee110.01136
S Chris Williams100.0623
OLB Calvin Daniels100.0210
DE Byron Darby100.01026
DT Dave Puzzuoli100.0610
OLB Tim Green100.0211
DT Lester Hancock010.01236
Tampa BayTackAsstSackRPlayPPlay
ILB Cliff Odom810.02245
OLB Tim Harris710.02245
DE Greg Townsend612.02245
S Bobby Butler520.02246
S Stefon Adams410.01220
CB Lorenzo Lynch410.02244
OLB Forrest Valora310.0827
S Barney Bussey310.01026
DE Mike Perko300.02242
CB Sam Seale220.01530
DT Tony Chickillo210.0916
CB Dave Waymer200.02032
CB Mike Smith200.006
DT Tony Casillas110.01216
TE John Spagnola10---------
WR Lam Jones10---------
OLB Keena Turner100.02031
CB Randle Tate100.0217

Pass Rush Statistics

New OrleansSackBlockHurryKnockPPlay
DE Doug Reed2.001031
DT Warren Lyles0.011035
DT Donald Chumley0.002011
OLB Seth Joyner0.001145
DE Byron Darby0.001026
DE Jason Buck0.001017
DT Lester Hancock0.000236
ILB Sam Anno0.000132
Tampa BaySackBlockHurryKnockPPlay
DE Greg Townsend2.001345
DE Mike Perko0.011042
CB Dave Waymer0.001032
DT Tony Chickillo0.001016
DT Tony Casillas0.001016

Pass Defense Statistics

New OrleansCaughtDefnsdIntrcpPPlay
S Roland James50028
ILB Sam Anno41032
OLB Seth Joyner40145
CB Jeff Sanchez31045
CB Ricky Smith20134
CB Ernest Gibson20136
S Chris Williams12023
CB Carl Lee11036
ILB Steve Busick10012
DT Warren Lyles10035
OLB Darryl Talley10028
Tampa BayCaughtDefnsdIntrcpPPlay
OLB Tim Harris80045
S Bobby Butler51046
S Stefon Adams40020
ILB Cliff Odom31045
CB Dave Waymer20032
CB Sam Seale20030
S Barney Bussey20026
CB Mike Smith2006
OLB Keena Turner10031
OLB Forrest Valora10027
DE Mike Perko10042
CB Randle Tate10017
DE Greg Townsend10045
CB Lorenzo Lynch10044

Blocking Statistics

New OrleansKeyBlBlOppPancRPlySckAPPly
C Paul Tabor38022046
T Dean Miraldi27022046
T Tootie Robbins12022046
T Gary Kowalski110708
G Kurt Peterson03022046
G Cameron Augustyniak00015138
RB Earnest Byner00016142
Tampa BayKeyBlBlOppPancRPlySckAPPly
T Russ Grimm12015046
C Ray Hitchcock05014141
T Mike Perrino03015046
G Terry Tausch00015146

Special Teams Tackles

New OrleansTacklesSTPlays
Tim Green220
Mark Bavaro118
Steve Tasker118
Chris Williams115
Patrick Shepard115
Tampa BayTacklesSTPlays

Participation

New OrleansRPlyOffPPlyOffRPlyDefPPlyDefSTPlyTotal Plays
C Paul Tabor2246------674
RB Earnest Byner1642------1674
G Kurt Peterson2246---------68
T Dean Miraldi2246---------68
T Tootie Robbins2246---------68
QB John Elway2246---------68
TE Chris Combs1944------265
CB Jeff Sanchez------1545161
OLB Seth Joyner------1445160
CB Ricky Smith------10341559
WR Haywood Jeffires1642---------58
G Cameron Augustyniak1538---------53
OLB Darryl Talley------10281351
ILB Sam Anno------1032850
WR Chester Cooper1427------849
DT Warren Lyles------935549
DT Lester Hancock------1236149
CB Carl Lee------1136148
CB Ernest Gibson------1236---48
DE Doug Reed------1231447
WR James Maness1333---------46
S Chris Williams------6231544
S Roland James------1028341
DE Byron Darby------1026---36
OLB Tim Green------2112033
FB Patrick Shepard512------1532
TE Mark Bavaro66------1830
WR Kenny Randle47------1526
DE Jason Buck------617124
TE Tony Hunter912---------21
T Gary Kowalski78------621
WR Steve Tasker21------1821
ILB Steve Busick------412---16
DT Dave Puzzuoli------610---16
DT Donald Chumley------411---15
OLB Calvin Daniels------210---12
RB Butch Woolfork63---------9
K Rex Robinson00------88
P Mike Hubach00------66
C Joshua George00------66
T Brian Blados00------66
G Jeff Bregel00------66
RB Freeman McNeil01------34
CB Kevin O'Neill------0044
C Jeff Toews00---------0
QB Rusty Hilger00---------0
Tampa BayRPlyOffPPlyOffRPlyDefPPlyDefSTPlyTotal Plays
T Russ Grimm1546------869
S Bobby Butler------2246169
OLB Tim Harris------2245269
ILB Cliff Odom------2245168
DE Greg Townsend------2245168
CB Lorenzo Lynch------2244167
C Bill Bechtold1546------566
G Terry Tausch1546------566
T Mike Perrino1546------566
DE Mike Perko------2242165
C Ray Hitchcock1441------560
WR Lam Jones1543---------58
WR Andre Reed1535------757
WR Kenny Jackson1029------1554
CB Sam Seale------1530853
QB John Reaves1537---------52
TE John Spagnola1437------152
CB Dave Waymer------2032---52
S Barney Bussey------10261652
OLB Keena Turner------2031---51
WR Dokie Williams220------1638
RB Dave D'Addio216------2038
OLB Forrest Valora------827136
CB Randle Tate------2171635
DT Tony Casillas------1216533
S Stefon Adams------1220---32
TE Cap Boso07------1926
DT Tony Chickillo------916---25
RB Steve Smith815---------23
RB Vance Mueller39------1022
ILB Wilbur Marshall------001616
DT Curt Jarvis------114116
TE Jim Riggs411---------15
OLB Bob White------011213
OLB Chip Banks------12811
RB Steve Strachan28------111
CB Mike Smith------06511
QB Buddy Funck09---------9
G Rickey Bolden15---------6
DE Curtis White------0156
C Walter Fredrickson00------55
P Lewis Colbert00------55
K John Lee00------44
DE Al Baker------00---0
G Craig Wolfley00---------0
T Ron Mattes00---------0

Directional Rushing Statistics

DistanceAttYardsAvg
Left8516.4
Middle9364.0
Right5265.2
None000.0
DistanceAttYardsAvg
Left133.0
Middle13423.2
Right155.0
None000.0

Detailed Passing Statistics

New OrleansAttCmp20+BdThDropDfnsHurrKnckIntc
John Elway44346022530
Tampa BayAttCmp20+BdThDropDfnsHurrKnckIntc
John Reaves37215025642
Buddy Funck740100101

Directional Passing Statistics

DistanceAttCompYardsAvg
Screen77213.0
Short (0-8 Yds)18161397.7
Medium (9-18 Yds)137906.9
Long (19+ Yds)6411318.8
DistanceAttCompYardsAvg
Screen77162.3
Short (0-8 Yds)1781086.4
Medium (9-18 Yds)116726.5
Long (19+ Yds)949610.7

Detailed Receiving Statistics

New OrleansTargtCaugtDropdYards20+PPlay
RB Earnest Byner129180142
WR Haywood Jeffires1170113342
TE Chris Combs66070144
WR James Maness64122033
WR Chester Cooper33072127
WR Kenny Randle210407
RB Butch Woolfork220-703
FB Patrick Shepard2209012
Tampa BayTargtCaugtDropdYards20+PPlay
WR Lam Jones126068143
TE John Spagnola86059037
WR Andre Reed53158235
RB Steve Smith54010015
WR Dokie Williams42124020
WR Kenny Jackson4000029
TE Jim Riggs32051111
TE Cap Boso2102017
RB Vance Mueller110209

Red-Zone Rushing Statistics

New OrleansAttYardsAvgOverall Avg
RB Earnest Byner300.005.93
RB Butch Woolfork2105.002.67
Tampa BayAttYardsAvgOverall Avg
QB John Reaves2126.005.71
RB Steve Smith231.501.67

Red-Zone Passing Statistics

New OrleansAttCompYardsAvg/AttOverall Avg
John Elway555410.808.25
Tampa BayAttCompYardsAvg/AttOverall Avg
John Reaves32196.336.84
Buddy Funck1000.005.57

Red-Zone Receiving Statistics

New OrleansTargetCatchYardsAvg/TargOverall Avg
TE Chris Combs222010.0011.67
RB Earnest Byner111212.006.67
WR James Maness111717.003.67
WR Haywood Jeffires1155.0010.27
Tampa BayTargetCatchYardsAvg/TargOverall Avg
TE John Spagnola21168.007.38
WR Lam Jones1133.005.67
WR Kenny Jackson1000.000.00

Third Down Rushing Statistics

New OrleansRushesConversions
RB Earnest Byner10
Tampa BayRushesConversions
RB Vance Mueller20
QB John Reaves11

Third Down Passing Statistics

New OrleansAttCompConversions
John Elway151410
Tampa BayAttCompConversions
John Reaves742

Third Down Receiving Statistics

New OrleansTargCatchConversions
TE Chris Combs444
RB Earnest Byner443
WR James Maness331
WR Haywood Jeffires322
FB Patrick Shepard110
Tampa BayTargCatchConversions
WR Lam Jones211
WR Andre Reed211
TE John Spagnola110
WR Dokie Williams100
RB Vance Mueller110

SectionAttendance
Stadium62,100 (70,000 capacity)
Upper Deck18,600 (21,400)
End Zone13,200 (15,400)
Mezzanine7,800 (8,900)
Sideline Seats12,300 (13,600)
Club Seats7,000 (7,400)
Luxury Boxes3,200 (3,300)