Week 8, 1987

played in Atlanta, GA

66 degrees, fair, 9 mph wind

Detroit Lions02103-24
Atlanta Falcons3753-18

Scoring Summary
1Q: 03:33 ATL - Max Zendejas 25 field goal
2Q: 11:36 DET - Daryl Turner 36 pass from Scott Lindquist (Chester Jacobsen extra point)
2Q: 04:39 DET - Rodney Bellinger 70 interception return (Chester Jacobsen extra point)
2Q: 00:56 DET - Scott Lindquist 6 run (Chester Jacobsen extra point)
2Q: 00:08 ATL - Calvin Muhammad 52 pass from Warren Moon (Max Zendejas extra point)
3Q: 08:42 ATL - Max Zendejas 42 field goal
3Q: 03:22 ATL - Safety: Gerald Nichols sacked quarterback in end zone
4Q: 14:37 ATL - Max Zendejas 37 field goal
4Q: 02:00 DET - Chester Jacobsen 34 field goal

Team StatisticsDETATL
Record5-24-4
First Downs1918
- by Rushing72
- by Passing1215
- by Penalty01
Total Net Yards276421
- Offensive Plays5978
- Yards per Play4.685.40
Net Rushing Yards9685
- Rushing Attempts2523
- Yards per Rush3.843.70
Net Passing Yards180336
- Att./Comp./Intrcpt30 - 20 - 053 - 25 - 3
- Gross Passing Yards203342
- Sacks/Yards Lost4/232/6
- Yards per Pass Play5.296.11
Fumbles/Lost1/11/0
3rd Down Conversions2/1110/21
- Avg. YtG on 3rd Down8.98.4
4th Down Conversions0/00/0
Penalties/Yards4/258/50
Punt Returns/Yards4/283/24
Kick Returns/Yards0/03/104
Interception Ret./Yards3/970/0
2pt Conversions0/00/0
Red Zone Visits33
- Red Zone TDs/FGs1/10/3
Avg. Drive StartOWN 30OWN 29
Time of Possession26:4133:19

Drive Charts

Detroit Lions
QuarBeganPossFromPlaysYardsResult
112:492:08OWN 283-4Punt
13:255:03OWN 251157Fumble
211:360:13OPP 36136Touchdown
29:354:00OWN 34841Missed FG
23:192:34OWN 30970Touchdown
20:010:01OWN 251-1Half
315:002:39OWN 25425Punt
38:362:19OWN 25510Punt
33:220:11OWN 81-8Safety
414:290:53OWN 2530Punt
49:192:44OWN 14526Punt
45:031:19OWN 223-7Punt
43:281:35OPP 33516Field Goal
Atlanta Falcons
QuarBeganPossFromPlaysYardsResult
115:002:11OWN 4334Punt
110:417:16OWN 421450Field Goal
213:221:46OWN 18510Interception
211:231:48OWN 2533Punt
25:351:08OWN 433-3Interception
24:271:08OWN 2536Punt
20:450:44OWN 25475Touchdown
312:213:45OWN 7868Field Goal
36:172:55OWN 24631Punt
33:113:42OWN 36744Field Goal
413:364:17OWN 15937Punt
46:351:32OWN 1535Punt
43:440:16OWN 4420Interception
41:531:53OPP 47846Game

Game MVP: Scott Lindquist, Detroit Lions

Rushing Statistics

DetroitAttYardsAvgLG10+TD
RB Van Williams19854.471820
FB Amos Lawrence200.00100
RB Randy McMillan263.00500
QB Scott Lindquist252.50601
AtlantaAttYardsAvgLG10+TD
RB Jewerl Thomas10353.50700
RB Newton Williams9303.332110
QB Warren Moon2147.00800
RB Rod Bernstine263.00300

Passing Statistics

DetroitAttCompYardsSk/YdTDLGIntRate
Scott Lindquist30202034/23136096.9
AtlantaAttCompYardsSk/YdTDLGIntRate
Warren Moon53253422/6163350.9

Receiving Statistics

DetroitCatchTargYardsAvgYACLGTD
WR Daryl Turner8910713.3835361
WR Dennis McKinnon711659.295120
FB Amos Lawrence34124.00070
TE Clarence Kay121010.000100
TE Tony Davis1499.00390
AtlantaCatchTargYardsAvgYACLGTD
WR Ernest Givins61215626.00104630
RB Jewerl Thomas57336.603120
TE Steve Jordan5155010.0012180
TE Tom Mullady3551.67090
WR Willis Adams36144.67460
WR Calvin Muhammad358428.003521
RB Rod Bernstine0100.00000

Interception Statistics

DetroitIntsYardsAvgTD
CB Andre Waters22713.500
S Rodney Bellinger17070.001
AtlantaIntsYardsAvgTD

Fumble Statistics

DetroitFumbRecovForceTD
FB Amos Lawrence1000
OLB Gregg Carr0010
AtlantaFumbRecovForceTD
CB Terry Taylor1000
OLB Jim Haslett0100
CB Steve Brown0100
OLB Matt Monger0010

Punting Statistics

DetroitPuntYardsAvgNetLGIn20
Earnest Lucas629348.844.8604
AtlantaPuntYardsAvgNetLGIn20
Harry Newsome625943.238.5624

Kicking Statistics

DetroitFGs40+Yd50+YdLGPAT
Chester Jacobsen1/20/10/0343/3
AtlantaFGs40+Yd50+YdLGPAT
Max Zendejas3/31/10/0421/1

Punt Return Statistics

DetroitRetYardsAvgTD
Curt Pardridge4287.00
AtlantaRetYardsAvgTD
Terry Taylor3248.00

Kick Return Statistics

DetroitRetYardsAvgTD
AtlantaRetYardsAvgTD
Scott Woerner26130.50
Calvin Muhammad14343.00

Defensive Statistics

DetroitTackAsstSackRPlayPPlay
S Rodney Bellinger710.02243
ILB Garry Cobb620.02037
CB Reyna Thompson610.02149
CB Andre Waters530.02251
DT Brad White410.52353
DT Mike Stensrud320.01948
CB Jafus White310.0623
OLB Greg Lloyd310.02135
DE Jim Jeffcoat200.51845
OLB Curtis Stowers220.01239
DE Bill Acker210.01531
S Brett Maxie200.0935
DE Sam Clancy101.01022
S Elbert Shelley110.01427
S Mo Hamiter100.016
OLB Gregg Carr100.037
AtlantaTackAsstSackRPlayPPlay
OLB Brian Noble720.02534
ILB Niko Noga610.02126
S Scott Woerner520.02328
DT Tim Newton510.01925
DT Randy Trautman301.0611
S Perry Williams310.02533
CB Terry Taylor310.02533
DT Gerald Nichols202.0915
DT Pat Swoopes211.01617
OLB Mike Merriweather220.01823
OLB Matt Monger210.0714
DE Mark Mraz200.02025
CB Patrick Hunter130.02533
DE Keith Guthrie110.02025
FB Mickey Merrifield10---------
WR Ernest Givins10---------
S Nelson Jones100.026

Pass Rush Statistics

DetroitSackBlockHurryKnockPPlay
DE Sam Clancy1.002022
DE Jim Jeffcoat0.503045
DT Brad White0.501053
DT Mike Stensrud0.002048
DE Bill Acker0.002031
OLB Curtis Stowers0.001039
DE Josh Troy0.001016
AtlantaSackBlockHurryKnockPPlay
DT Gerald Nichols2.000015
DT Randy Trautman1.000111
DT Pat Swoopes1.000017
DE Keith Guthrie0.011125
OLB Mike Merriweather0.001023
DE Mark Mraz0.001025
OLB Matt Monger0.000214

Pass Defense Statistics

DetroitCaughtDefnsdIntrcpPPlay
S Rodney Bellinger50143
CB Reyna Thompson41049
CB Andre Waters31251
S Brett Maxie31035
CB Jafus White30023
OLB Greg Lloyd13035
ILB Garry Cobb11037
S Mo Hamiter1006
DT Brad White10053
OLB Curtis Stowers10039
OLB Gregg Carr1007
S Elbert Shelley10027
AtlantaCaughtDefnsdIntrcpPPlay
ILB Niko Noga40026
OLB Brian Noble32034
S Perry Williams30033
OLB Matt Monger30014
CB Terry Taylor21033
S Scott Woerner20028
DE Keith Guthrie10025
CB Patrick Hunter10033
S Nelson Jones1006

Blocking Statistics

DetroitKeyBlBlOppPancRPlySckAPPly
G Steve Sybeldon49025234
C Kevin Belcher46025134
C Jim Sweeney27025034
TE Clarence Kay11022033
T Sal Cerario00025134
AtlantaKeyBlBlOppPancRPlySckAPPly
T Don Sommer24023055
T Scott Bergold15023055
G Roy Foster13023155
G Rich Rosen13023055
C Tony Berryhill06023155

Special Teams Tackles

DetroitTacklesSTPlays
Gregg Carr223
Andre Waters126
Van Williams125
Lionel Vital125
Reyna Thompson114
AtlantaTacklesSTPlays
Steve Jordan126
Steve Brown125
Rod Bernstine120
Patrick Hunter113

Participation

DetroitRPlyOffPPlyOffRPlyDefPPlyDefSTPlyTotal Plays
CB Andre Waters------22512699
CB Reyna Thompson------21491484
DT Brad White------2353379
DT Mike Stensrud------1948976
T Daryle Smith2534------1473
ILB Garry Cobb------20371168
S Rodney Bellinger------2243368
OLB Greg Lloyd------21351268
RB Van Williams2022------2567
WR Daryl Turner2233------1267
T Sal Cerario2534------867
DE Jim Jeffcoat------1845265
G Steve Sybeldon2534------261
S Elbert Shelley------14272061
QB Scott Lindquist2534---------59
C Kevin Belcher2534---------59
C Jim Sweeney2534---------59
TE Clarence Kay2233---------55
OLB Curtis Stowers------1239354
WR Dennis McKinnon2227---------49
DE Bill Acker------1531---46
S Brett Maxie------935145
CB Jafus White------623837
DE Sam Clancy------1022133
OLB Gregg Carr------372333
CB Wanye Smith------1220---32
DE Josh Troy------216927
RB Lionel Vital00------2525
TE Tony Davis1014---------24
FB Amos Lawrence1112---------23
WR Karl Powe913---------22
ILB John Rade------214319
WR Kitrick Taylor10------1819
RB Randy McMillan412---------16
WR Curt Pardridge20------1113
TE Damone Johnson24------511
G Joe Bostic00------88
P Earnest Lucas00------88
C Elias Carter00------88
G Nick Haden00------88
K Chester Jacobsen00------88
S Mo Hamiter------16---7
ILB Jeff Schuh------14---5
DT William Devane------00---0
QB Jack Trudeau00---------0
OLB Gary Spann------00---0
AtlantaRPlyOffPPlyOffRPlyDefPPlyDefSTPlyTotal Plays
TE Steve Jordan2153------26100
G Rich Rosen2355------987
G Roy Foster2355------987
T Scott Bergold2355------987
T Don Sommer2355------987
QB Warren Moon2355---------78
C Tony Berryhill2355---------78
WR Ernest Givins2150------677
CB Terry Taylor------25331371
CB Patrick Hunter------25331371
WR Willis Adams2050---------70
S Perry Williams------2533361
OLB Brian Noble------2534261
ILB Niko Noga------21261259
S Scott Woerner------2328657
RB Jewerl Thomas1241---------53
WR Calvin Muhammad1623------1150
DE Keith Guthrie------2025---45
DT Tim Newton------1925145
DE Mark Mraz------2025---45
OLB Mike Merriweather------1823243
CB Steve Brown------472536
FB Mickey Merrifield212------2034
DT Pat Swoopes------1617134
TE Tom Mullady825---------33
RB Rod Bernstine24------2026
S Nelson Jones------261826
OLB Jim Haslett------022325
CB Herb Welch------712625
DT Gerald Nichols------915125
DT Randy Trautman------611724
WR Frankie Neal13------2024
OLB Matt Monger------714223
RB Newton Williams99---------18
DE Jim Reynosa------34815
P Harry Newsome00------99
C Tyler Lusk00------99
TE Doug Marsh35---------8
K Max Zendejas00------88
S Larry Brewton------01---1
G DeAndre Jamison00---------0
QB Randy Essington00---------0
T Dave Piepkorn00---------0
OLB Rydell Malancon------00---0
OLB Alex Gordon------00---0

Directional Rushing Statistics

DistanceAttYardsAvg
Left7415.9
Middle12322.7
Right5244.8
None1-1-1.0
DistanceAttYardsAvg
Left6122.0
Middle12524.3
Right5214.2
None000.0

Detailed Passing Statistics

DetroitAttCmp20+BdThDropDfnsHurrKnckIntc
Scott Lindquist30202123340
AtlantaAttCmp20+BdThDropDfnsHurrKnckIntc
Warren Moon532561371203

Directional Passing Statistics

DistanceAttCompYardsAvg
Screen1122.0
Short (0-8 Yds)1310977.5
Medium (9-18 Yds)148846.0
Long (19+ Yds)212010.0
DistanceAttCompYardsAvg
Screen74223.1
Short (0-8 Yds)21131145.4
Medium (9-18 Yds)145694.9
Long (19+ Yds)9313715.2

Detailed Receiving Statistics

DetroitTargtCaugtDropdYards20+PPlay
WR Dennis McKinnon117165027
WR Daryl Turner980107233
FB Amos Lawrence43112012
TE Tony Davis4109014
TE Clarence Kay21010033
AtlantaTargtCaugtDropdYards20+PPlay
TE Steve Jordan155150053
WR Ernest Givins1260156450
RB Jewerl Thomas75033041
WR Willis Adams63114050
TE Tom Mullady5305025
WR Calvin Muhammad53184223
RB Rod Bernstine100004

Red-Zone Rushing Statistics

DetroitAttYardsAvgOverall Avg
FB Amos Lawrence1-1-1.000.00
RB Van Williams100.004.47
QB Scott Lindquist166.002.50
AtlantaAttYardsAvgOverall Avg
RB Jewerl Thomas155.003.50
RB Newton Williams100.003.33
RB Rod Bernstine133.003.00

Red-Zone Passing Statistics

DetroitAttCompYardsAvg/AttOverall Avg
Scott Lindquist53153.006.77
AtlantaAttCompYardsAvg/AttOverall Avg
Warren Moon4130.756.45

Red-Zone Receiving Statistics

DetroitTargetCatchYardsAvg/TargOverall Avg
FB Amos Lawrence2252.503.00
TE Clarence Kay21105.005.00
TE Tony Davis1000.002.25
AtlantaTargetCatchYardsAvg/TargOverall Avg
TE Tom Mullady1000.001.00
WR Willis Adams1000.002.33
RB Jewerl Thomas1133.004.71
WR Calvin Muhammad1000.0016.80

Third Down Rushing Statistics

DetroitRushesConversions
RB Van Williams20
RB Randy McMillan11
QB Scott Lindquist11
AtlantaRushesConversions
QB Warren Moon21
RB Newton Williams11

Third Down Passing Statistics

DetroitAttCompConversions
Scott Lindquist640
AtlantaAttCompConversions
Warren Moon18108

Third Down Receiving Statistics

DetroitTargCatchConversions
WR Daryl Turner320
FB Amos Lawrence210
WR Dennis McKinnon110
AtlantaTargCatchConversions
WR Ernest Givins644
TE Steve Jordan521
RB Jewerl Thomas322
WR Calvin Muhammad211
TE Tom Mullady110
WR Willis Adams100

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)