Week 8, 1987

played in New Orleans, LA

64 degrees, fair, 10 mph wind

Carolina Panthers3700-10
New Orleans Saints7303-13

Scoring Summary
1Q: 06:48 CAR - Rolf Benirschke 30 field goal
1Q: 02:14 NOS - Patrick Shepard 27 pass from John Elway (Rex Robinson extra point)
2Q: 13:26 CAR - Eric Hipple 1 run (Rolf Benirschke extra point)
2Q: 03:18 NOS - Rex Robinson 29 field goal
4Q: 06:11 NOS - Rex Robinson 40 field goal

Team StatisticsCARNOS
Record4-42-6
First Downs2219
- by Rushing136
- by Passing711
- by Penalty22
Total Net Yards327320
- Offensive Plays6873
- Yards per Play4.814.38
Net Rushing Yards20488
- Rushing Attempts3627
- Yards per Rush5.673.26
Net Passing Yards123232
- Att./Comp./Intrcpt31 - 11 - 245 - 25 - 0
- Gross Passing Yards126236
- Sacks/Yards Lost1/31/4
- Yards per Pass Play3.845.04
Fumbles/Lost0/01/0
3rd Down Conversions2/125/17
- Avg. YtG on 3rd Down7.87.7
4th Down Conversions0/10/0
Penalties/Yards8/574/23
Punt Returns/Yards3/255/27
Kick Returns/Yards1/232/46
Interception Ret./Yards0/02/19
2pt Conversions0/00/0
Red Zone Visits21
- Red Zone TDs/FGs1/10/1
Avg. Drive StartOWN 23OWN 34
Time of Possession28:3831:22

Drive Charts

Carolina Panthers
QuarBeganPossFromPlaysYardsResult
115:001:43OWN 2736Punt
111:575:15OWN 141073Field Goal
12:003:46OWN 25875Touchdown
211:292:18OWN 30540Interception
26:390:59OWN 3231Punt
23:100:12OWN 2510Interception
21:481:48OWN 33635Missed FG
312:230:58OWN 2036Punt
39:192:24OWN 15526Punt
34:090:38OWN 133-5Punt
32:172:28OWN 20519Punt
413:352:37OWN 25618Punt
46:042:03OWN 254-1Punt
41:521:01OWN 20612Downs
New Orleans Saints
QuarBeganPossFromPlaysYardsResult
113:171:20OWN 24311Punt
16:424:42OWN 31969Touchdown
213:141:45OWN 3039Punt
29:112:32OWN 1956Punt
25:402:30OWN 18770Field Goal
22:581:10OPP 3135Missed FG
315:002:37OWN 25619Punt
311:252:06OWN 34511Punt
36:552:46OWN 21616Punt
33:311:14OPP 4035Punt
414:491:14OWN 3335Punt
410:584:54OWN 201157Field Goal
44:012:09OWN 25741Punt
40:510:51OPP 322-4Game

Game MVP: John Elway, New Orleans Saints

Rushing Statistics

CarolinaAttYardsAvgLG10+TD
RB Toussaint Tyler19965.051650
QB Eric Hipple9586.441121
RB Wilbert Montgomery8506.251720
New OrleansAttYardsAvgLG10+TD
RB Earnest Byner15593.931310
RB Butch Woolfork8202.501910
QB John Elway492.25700

Passing Statistics

CarolinaAttCompYardsSk/YdTDLGIntRate
Eric Hipple31111261/3029221.7
New OrleansAttCompYardsSk/YdTDLGIntRate
John Elway45252361/4128077.6

Receiving Statistics

CarolinaCatchTargYardsAvgYACLGTD
TE Kellen Winslow485814.5032290
WR Lionel Manuel394515.0021230
WR Malcolm Barnwell24115.50080
FB Calvin Thomas111010.000100
TE Tom Coombs1422.00020
RB Wilbert Montgomery0400.00000
TE Tom Robinson0100.00000
New OrleansCatchTargYardsAvgYACLGTD
RB Earnest Byner79355.000110
TE Chris Combs4104010.0018230
WR Chester Cooper36103.33180
WR Haywood Jeffires373612.0011180
WR Kenny Randle232613.000180
RB Butch Woolfork22115.50690
FB Patrick Shepard233417.0026271
TE Tony Hunter112828.0011280
WR James Maness131616.000160
TE Mark Bavaro0100.00000

Interception Statistics

CarolinaIntsYardsAvgTD
New OrleansIntsYardsAvgTD
S Roland James11010.000
CB Ernest Gibson199.000

Fumble Statistics

CarolinaFumbRecovForceTD
DT Ken Clarke0010
New OrleansFumbRecovForceTD
WR Kenny Randle1000
S Chris Williams0100

Punting Statistics

CarolinaPuntYardsAvgNetLGIn20
Brian Doherty834543.139.8573
New OrleansPuntYardsAvgNetLGIn20
Mike Hubach939243.634.1564

Kicking Statistics

CarolinaFGs40+Yd50+YdLGPAT
Rolf Benirschke1/20/10/0301/1
New OrleansFGs40+Yd50+YdLGPAT
Rex Robinson2/31/20/0401/1

Punt Return Statistics

CarolinaRetYardsAvgTD
Ray Horton3258.30
New OrleansRetYardsAvgTD
Kenny Randle5275.40

Kick Return Statistics

CarolinaRetYardsAvgTD
Kelvin Martin12323.00
New OrleansRetYardsAvgTD
Roland James24623.00

Defensive Statistics

CarolinaTackAsstSackRPlayPPlay
OLB Robin Cole710.01232
ILB Jessie Solomon620.01525
DE Richard Dent520.02744
S Mike Mayock500.02746
CB Ray Horton410.02746
ILB Bryan Hinkle400.02525
OLB Joe Comier311.0128
S Solomon Wilcots310.02532
DE Reggie Kinlaw220.01514
CB Jeff Nixon220.02644
OLB Brad Vassar210.01327
CB Arnold Brown210.01336
OLB Ken Fantetti200.01725
WR Lionel Manuel20---------
ILB Linden King110.016
DT Ken Clarke110.02229
S Mike Spivey100.0214
New OrleansTackAsstSackRPlayPPlay
CB Carl Lee900.03121
OLB Seth Joyner720.03632
S Roland James520.03421
CB Broderick Bracken520.03527
DT Lester Hancock510.02723
OLB Darryl Talley410.01625
ILB Steve Busick220.01414
CB Ernest Gibson220.03430
S Ken Stills200.055
DT Warren Lyles120.52118
DE Doug Reed120.03325
ILB Sam Anno120.02118
CB Ricky Smith100.02219
DT Donald Chumley100.01212
OLB Tim Green100.011
DE Byron Darby010.52523

Pass Rush Statistics

CarolinaSackBlockHurryKnockPPlay
OLB Joe Comier1.00008
DT Ken Clarke0.012029
DE James Hunter0.010032
DE Richard Dent0.004344
CB Ray Horton0.002046
DE Reggie Kinlaw0.001014
New OrleansSackBlockHurryKnockPPlay
DT Warren Lyles0.510018
DE Byron Darby0.501023
DE Jason Buck0.013012
DT Lester Hancock0.001023
OLB Calvin Daniels0.00103
DE Doug Reed0.001025

Pass Defense Statistics

CarolinaCaughtDefnsdIntrcpPPlay
S Mike Mayock31046
OLB Robin Cole30032
CB Ray Horton30046
CB Jeff Nixon22044
OLB Brad Vassar21027
CB Arnold Brown21036
ILB Jessie Solomon21025
S Solomon Wilcots20032
ILB Linden King1006
S Mike Spivey10014
OLB Ken Fantetti10025
ILB Bryan Hinkle10025
DE Richard Dent10044
OLB Joe Comier1008
DT Ken Clarke01029
New OrleansCaughtDefnsdIntrcpPPlay
CB Carl Lee21021
CB Broderick Bracken21027
OLB Darryl Talley20025
OLB Seth Joyner20032
CB Ernest Gibson10130
CB Ricky Smith10019
S Ken Stills1005
ILB Sam Anno03018
S Roland James01121
S Chris Williams01012

Blocking Statistics

CarolinaKeyBlBlOppPancRPlySckAPPly
T Kevin Call69136132
G Steve Wright35036032
C Jamie Dukes25036032
G Mark Bortz15036032
T Robert Jenkins11036032
TE Kellen Winslow02036032
New OrleansKeyBlBlOppPancRPlySckAPPly
G Cameron Augustyniak35027146
C Paul Tabor26027046
T Dean Miraldi14027046
T Tootie Robbins12027046
G Kurt Peterson05027046
TE Chris Combs01021033

Special Teams Tackles

CarolinaTacklesSTPlays
Kellen Winslow312
Ken Clarke311
Ken Fantetti127
New OrleansTacklesSTPlays
Earnest Byner219
Tim Green124
Kenny Randle118

Participation

CarolinaRPlyOffPPlyOffRPlyDefPPlyDefSTPlyTotal Plays
CB Ray Horton------27461689
CB Jeff Nixon------26441282
TE Kellen Winslow3632------1280
G Steve Wright3632------1078
G Mark Bortz3632------1078
T Kevin Call3632------1078
T Robert Jenkins3632------1078
S Mike Mayock------2746376
DE Richard Dent------2744273
OLB Ken Fantetti------17252769
QB Eric Hipple3632---------68
C Jamie Dukes3632---------68
DT Ken Clarke------22291162
WR Lionel Manuel3625------162
WR Malcolm Barnwell3028------159
S Solomon Wilcots------2532---57
CB Arnold Brown------1336251
ILB Bryan Hinkle------2525---50
OLB Robin Cole------1232246
DE James Hunter------1232246
RB Toussaint Tyler226------1745
ILB Jessie Solomon------1525343
OLB Brad Vassar------1327141
RB Wilbert Montgomery1426---------40
TE Tom Coombs1324---------37
S Mike Spivey------2141935
WR Kelvin Martin226------735
FB Calvin Thomas511------1834
DE Reggie Kinlaw------1514130
DT Louie Kelcher------517325
TE Junior Miller00------2525
ILB Linden King------161421
OLB Joe Comier------128---20
CB Pat Ballage------121619
WR Glen Kozlowski00------1717
DE Donnie Humphrey------021012
P Brian Doherty00------1010
C Matthew Hurley00------1010
DT Danny Noonan------0099
K Rolf Benirschke00------55
TE Tom Robinson22---------4
WR Laron Brown00------33
QB Jeb Blount00---------0
T Petey Perot00---------0
RB Ken Thomas00---------0
G Bruce Collie00---------0
New OrleansRPlyOffPPlyOffRPlyDefPPlyDefSTPlyTotal Plays
C Paul Tabor2746------1285
RB Earnest Byner1944------1982
G Kurt Peterson2746---------73
T Dean Miraldi2746---------73
G Cameron Augustyniak2746---------73
T Tootie Robbins2746---------73
QB John Elway2746---------73
OLB Seth Joyner------3632270
DE Doug Reed------33251068
CB Ernest Gibson------3430266
WR Haywood Jeffires2243---------65
CB Broderick Bracken------3527163
CB Carl Lee------31211062
S Roland James------3421459
CB Ricky Smith------22191657
TE Chris Combs2133------256
OLB Darryl Talley------16251556
DT Lester Hancock------2723151
ILB Sam Anno------21181251
TE Mark Bavaro1411------2550
DE Byron Darby------2523149
DT Warren Lyles------2118948
WR James Maness1335---------48
FB Patrick Shepard1113------1842
WR Chester Cooper1124------540
S Chris Williams------2121630
TE Tony Hunter1515---------30
WR Kenny Randle110------1829
ILB Steve Busick------1414129
OLB Tim Green------112426
DE Jason Buck------1312126
DT Donald Chumley------1212125
DT Dave Puzzuoli------1211124
WR Steve Tasker00------2323
P Mike Hubach00------1212
T Gary Kowalski00------1212
T Brian Blados00------1212
C Jeffery Baxter00------1212
G Jeff Bregel00------1212
RB Butch Woolfork82---------10
S Ken Stills------55---10
K Rex Robinson00------77
OLB Calvin Daniels------23---5
RB Freeman McNeil00------33
C Jeff Toews00---------0
QB Rusty Hilger00---------0

Directional Rushing Statistics

DistanceAttYardsAvg
Left382.7
Middle241556.5
Right9414.6
None000.0
DistanceAttYardsAvg
Left7162.3
Middle14564.0
Right4205.0
None2-4-2.0

Detailed Passing Statistics

CarolinaAttCmp20+BdThDropDfnsHurrKnckIntc
Eric Hipple31112117702
New OrleansAttCmp20+BdThDropDfnsHurrKnckIntc
John Elway45253117930

Directional Passing Statistics

DistanceAttCompYardsAvg
Screen51295.8
Short (0-8 Yds)158734.9
Medium (9-18 Yds)52244.8
Long (19+ Yds)6000.0
DistanceAttCompYardsAvg
Screen75172.4
Short (0-8 Yds)1711975.7
Medium (9-18 Yds)147886.3
Long (19+ Yds)72344.9

Detailed Receiving Statistics

CarolinaTargtCaugtDropdYards20+PPlay
WR Lionel Manuel93045125
TE Kellen Winslow84058132
RB Wilbert Montgomery4000026
WR Malcolm Barnwell42011028
TE Tom Coombs4102024
FB Calvin Thomas11010011
TE Tom Robinson101002
New OrleansTargtCaugtDropdYards20+PPlay
TE Chris Combs104040133
RB Earnest Byner97035044
WR Haywood Jeffires73136043
WR Chester Cooper63010024
WR Kenny Randle32026010
FB Patrick Shepard32034113
WR James Maness31016035
RB Butch Woolfork2201102
TE Tony Hunter11028115
TE Mark Bavaro1000011

Red-Zone Rushing Statistics

CarolinaAttYardsAvgOverall Avg
RB Wilbert Montgomery210.506.25
QB Eric Hipple111.006.44
New OrleansAttYardsAvgOverall Avg

Red-Zone Passing Statistics

CarolinaAttCompYardsAvg/AttOverall Avg
Eric Hipple111414.004.06
New OrleansAttCompYardsAvg/AttOverall Avg
John Elway3182.675.24

Red-Zone Receiving Statistics

CarolinaTargetCatchYardsAvg/TargOverall Avg
WR Lionel Manuel111414.005.00
New OrleansTargetCatchYardsAvg/TargOverall Avg
WR Chester Cooper2184.001.67
TE Chris Combs1000.004.00

Third Down Rushing Statistics

CarolinaRushesConversions
RB Wilbert Montgomery10
QB Eric Hipple11
New OrleansRushesConversions
QB John Elway21
RB Butch Woolfork11

Third Down Passing Statistics

CarolinaAttCompConversions
Eric Hipple921
New OrleansAttCompConversions
John Elway1483

Third Down Receiving Statistics

CarolinaTargCatchConversions
TE Kellen Winslow421
RB Wilbert Montgomery200
TE Tom Coombs100
TE Tom Robinson100
WR Lionel Manuel100
New OrleansTargCatchConversions
RB Earnest Byner442
TE Chris Combs311
WR Chester Cooper210
WR Haywood Jeffires210
FB Patrick Shepard110
TE Mark Bavaro100
WR James Maness100

SectionAttendance
Stadium53,100 (70,000 capacity)
Upper Deck16,000 (21,400)
End Zone10,900 (15,400)
Mezzanine6,700 (8,900)
Sideline Seats10,400 (13,600)
Club Seats5,900 (7,400)
Luxury Boxes3,200 (3,300)