Week 8, 1987

played in Denver, CO

63 degrees, fair, 20 mph wind

New England Patriots310143-30
Denver Broncos014010-24

Scoring Summary
1Q: 07:25 NED - John Carney 33 field goal
2Q: 14:55 NED - Mark Boyer 5 pass from Jeff Hostetler (John Carney extra point)
2Q: 09:45 DEN - Mark Pattison 2 pass from Doug Williams (Mike Cofer extra point)
2Q: 03:56 DEN - Derrick Harmon 40 run (Mike Cofer extra point)
2Q: 00:03 NED - John Carney 34 field goal
3Q: 08:49 NED - Alvin Moore 9 run (John Carney extra point)
3Q: 02:19 NED - Jerry Rice 2 run (John Carney extra point)
4Q: 14:37 DEN - Derrick Harmon 31 pass from Doug Williams (Mike Cofer extra point)
4Q: 10:42 NED - John Carney 39 field goal
4Q: 01:24 DEN - Mike Cofer 47 field goal

Team StatisticsNEDDEN
Record4-30-7
First Downs2219
- by Rushing89
- by Passing149
- by Penalty01
Total Net Yards408337
- Offensive Plays6754
- Yards per Play6.096.24
Net Rushing Yards115162
- Rushing Attempts3428
- Yards per Rush3.385.79
Net Passing Yards293175
- Att./Comp./Intrcpt33 - 24 - 026 - 16 - 1
- Gross Passing Yards293175
- Sacks/Yards Lost0/00/0
- Yards per Pass Play8.886.73
Fumbles/Lost0/01/0
3rd Down Conversions8/156/12
- Avg. YtG on 3rd Down6.47.8
4th Down Conversions1/10/0
Penalties/Yards4/254/40
Punt Returns/Yards2/303/20
Kick Returns/Yards4/813/71
Interception Ret./Yards1/360/0
2pt Conversions0/00/0
Red Zone Visits51
- Red Zone TDs/FGs3/21/0
Avg. Drive StartOWN 33OWN 31
Time of Possession33:3726:23

Drive Charts

New England Patriots
QuarBeganPossFromPlaysYardsResult
111:494:31OWN 20764Field Goal
15:115:26OWN 201280Touchdown
29:372:20OWN 2538Punt
23:353:07OWN 25937Missed FG
20:170:17OPP 1821Field Goal
315:002:07OWN 2837Punt
311:413:01OWN 46754Touchdown
36:354:24OWN 29971Touchdown
414:233:48OWN 21657Field Goal
46:373:56OWN 2059Punt
41:181:18OPP 45410Game
Denver Broncos
QuarBeganPossFromPlaysYardsResult
115:003:11OWN 25634Punt
17:182:07OWN 4930Punt
214:455:08OWN 251275Touchdown
27:173:42OWN 24876Touchdown
20:280:11OWN 4510Interception
312:531:12OWN 173-8Punt
38:402:05OWN 3230Punt
32:112:48OWN 25775Touchdown
410:353:58OWN 24637Punt
42:411:23OWN 47623Field Goal

Game MVP: Jeff Hostetler, New England Patriots

Rushing Statistics

New EnglandAttYardsAvgLG10+TD
RB Ottis Anderson13211.621210
RB Alvin Moore11635.731221
QB Jeff Hostetler7334.711020
WR Jerry Rice210.50201
FB Rick Parros1-3-3.00-300
DenverAttYardsAvgLG10+TD
RB Derrick Harmon18965.334051
RB Allen Pinkett6315.171210
QB Doug Williams3227.33900
RB Paul Palmer11313.001310

Passing Statistics

New EnglandAttCompYardsSk/YdTDLGIntRate
Jeff Hostetler33242930/01340109.7
DenverAttCompYardsSk/YdTDLGIntRate
Doug Williams26161750/0237191.0

Receiving Statistics

New EnglandCatchTargYardsAvgYACLGTD
WR Jerry Rice71311316.1430340
WR Larry Mucker465112.7525310
WR Elmo Boyd344314.3325270
TE Mark Boyer33134.33051
RB Alvin Moore222814.0020190
TE Greg Baty22105.000100
WR Darnell Powell112121.000210
RB Ottis Anderson1155.00050
TE Robert Awalt1199.00090
DenverCatchTargYardsAvgYACLGTD
WR Carlos Carson596813.6024230
TE John Thompson343612.0023370
WR Mark Pattison34134.334121
WR Dwight Collins24168.002110
WR Jimmy Childs121111.000110
RB Derrick Harmon113131.0025311
RB Allen Pinkett1200.00000

Interception Statistics

New EnglandIntsYardsAvgTD
S Bobby Kemp13636.000
DenverIntsYardsAvgTD

Fumble Statistics

New EnglandFumbRecovForceTD
S Bobby Kemp0010
DenverFumbRecovForceTD
RB Derrick Harmon1000
TE John Thompson0100

Punting Statistics

New EnglandPuntYardsAvgNetLGIn20
Jim McCann313545.038.3542
DenverPuntYardsAvgNetLGIn20
Scott Fulhage524549.031.0581

Kicking Statistics

New EnglandFGs40+Yd50+YdLGPAT
John Carney3/40/10/1393/3
DenverFGs40+Yd50+YdLGPAT
Mike Cofer1/11/10/0473/3

Punt Return Statistics

New EnglandRetYardsAvgTD
Darnell Powell23015.00
DenverRetYardsAvgTD
Dwight Collins3206.70

Kick Return Statistics

New EnglandRetYardsAvgTD
Rod Jones35618.70
Darnell Powell12525.00
DenverRetYardsAvgTD
Jimmy Childs37123.70

Defensive Statistics

New EnglandTackAsstSackRPlayPPlay
OLB Chris Washington910.02721
ILB Frank Manumaleuga720.02515
CB Fred Marion420.02720
S Bobby Kemp330.02615
DT Doug Smith310.02722
CB Dwayne Woodruff300.02625
OLB Duane Bickett210.0139
DE Fred Stokes210.02521
DE Terry Beeson200.01014
DE Mike Gann200.02320
S Ken Hillis120.02615
S Mike Reinfeldt100.0210
DT John Goodman100.02816
CB Donnie Elder100.005
ILB Hal Garner010.0110
DenverTackAsstSackRPlayPPlay
S Dennis Smith630.03032
OLB Scott Stephen610.03231
ILB Calvin O'Neal510.0167
CB Patrick Allen500.03433
CB Ed Berry410.02626
CB Delton Hall410.01826
ILB Eugene Lockhart400.03333
OLB Todd Shell320.01919
S Bryan Howard300.03122
OLB Joe Kohlbrand300.01514
DT Richard Tharpe230.01114
S Don Bessillieu210.0914
DE Frank Warren210.03023
DE Leslie O'Neal210.03131
DT Tim Gooch200.01215
G Steve Trapilo10---------
DT Tim Johnson100.0114
DE Ron Holmes020.0812

Pass Rush Statistics

New EnglandSackBlockHurryKnockPPlay
S Bobby Kemp0.010015
DE Mike Gann0.003120
ILB Hal Garner0.001010
DT Doug Smith0.000122
DenverSackBlockHurryKnockPPlay
OLB Todd Shell0.010019
ILB Eugene Lockhart0.001133
DE Frank Warren0.001023
DE Leslie O'Neal0.001031
OLB Scott Stephen0.001031

Pass Defense Statistics

New EnglandCaughtDefnsdIntrcpPPlay
OLB Chris Washington71021
CB Dwayne Woodruff21025
ILB Frank Manumaleuga20015
CB David Williams11016
S Mike Reinfeldt10010
DE Terry Beeson10014
CB Fred Marion10020
CB Donnie Elder1005
S Bobby Kemp00115
DenverCaughtDefnsdIntrcpPPlay
OLB Scott Stephen42031
CB Delton Hall40026
CB Ed Berry31026
CB Patrick Allen30033
S Don Bessillieu20014
S Dennis Smith20032
OLB Todd Shell20019
S Bryan Howard10022
DT Richard Tharpe10014
DE Leslie O'Neal10031
CB Ellis Jones1006
ILB Eugene Lockhart01033

Blocking Statistics

New EnglandKeyBlBlOppPancRPlySckAPPly
G Roy Simmons58134033
C Joel Hilgenberg48034033
T Dean Steinkuhler17334033
TE Greg Baty1101206
T Shaquille Jonas04034033
G Joe Fields03034033
DenverKeyBlBlOppPancRPlySckAPPly
C Robert Gradkowski47028026
T Bruce Armstrong25028026
G Paul Fairchild24015010
TE John Thompson22026024
G Steve Trapilo14027023
T Lomas Brown02028026
C Kirk Lowdermilk01013016

Special Teams Tackles

New EnglandTacklesSTPlays
Mike Reinfeldt320
Jerry Rice29
Tom Pridemore17
DenverTacklesSTPlays
Don Bessillieu223
Ellis Jones116
Eugene Lockhart114
Mark Pattison114
Bruce Armstrong16

Participation

New EnglandRPlyOffPPlyOffRPlyDefPPlyDefSTPlyTotal Plays
G Joe Fields3433------774
G Roy Simmons3433------774
T Shaquille Jonas3433------774
T Dean Steinkuhler3433------774
WR Jerry Rice2831------968
QB Jeff Hostetler3433---------67
C Joel Hilgenberg3433---------67
WR Elmo Boyd3431---------65
TE Mark Boyer3330------265
DT Doug Smith------2722655
CB Dwayne Woodruff------2625152
OLB Chris Washington------2721---48
WR Larry Mucker1822------747
CB Fred Marion------2720---47
DE Fred Stokes------2521---46
DT John Goodman------2816145
DE Mike Gann------2320144
S Ken Hillis------2615---41
S Bobby Kemp------2615---41
ILB Frank Manumaleuga------2515---40
RB Alvin Moore1622------139
TE Greg Baty126------2139
CB David Williams------4161737
S Mike Reinfeldt------2102032
FB Rick Parros75------2032
WR Darnell Powell46------2030
DE Terry Beeson------1014529
RB Ottis Anderson189---------27
CB Rod Jones------138627
OLB Duane Bickett------139---22
OLB Otis Wilson------111921
S Tom Pridemore------211720
RB Michael Gunter00------1717
WR Weegie Thompson01------1415
DE Andre Townsend------111113
ILB Jerry Muckensturm------111012
ILB Hal Garner------110112
CB Donnie Elder------05611
K John Carney00------1010
P Jim McCann00------77
C K.C. Hoffman00------77
TE Robert Awalt02---------2
T Jackie Slater00---------0
C Bill Bryan00---------0
QB Elliot Diaz00---------0
G David Diaz-Infante00---------0
DenverRPlyOffPPlyOffRPlyDefPPlyDefSTPlyTotal Plays
ILB Eugene Lockhart------33331480
CB Patrick Allen------3433875
OLB Scott Stephen------3231467
S Dennis Smith------3032466
DE Leslie O'Neal------3131466
T Lomas Brown2826------660
T Bruce Armstrong2826------660
G Steve Trapilo2723------555
QB Doug Williams2826---------54
C Robert Gradkowski2826---------54
DE Frank Warren------3023---53
S Bryan Howard------3122---53
CB Ed Berry------2626153
WR Carlos Carson2625---------51
TE John Thompson2624---------50
OLB Joe Kohlbrand------15142150
CB Delton Hall------1826448
WR Dwight Collins1616------1547
S Don Bessillieu------9142346
OLB Todd Shell------1919240
WR Mark Pattison1313------1440
DT Tim Gooch------1215734
RB Allen Pinkett810------1634
RB Derrick Harmon1913------133
ILB Calvin O'Neal------167932
FB Dwayne Crutchfield124------1531
WR Jimmy Childs1113------630
C Kirk Lowdermilk1316---------29
CB Ellis Jones------761629
G Paul Fairchild1510------227
DT Richard Tharpe------1114---25
DE Ron Holmes------812424
TE Renaldo Hancock11------1921
TE Peyton Earhart710------118
DT Tim Johnson------114---15
S Robert Moore------0156
WR Thomas Henley00------66
C Bennett Sanderson00------66
P Scott Fulhage00------66
K Mike Cofer00------66
T Lance Reynolds13---------4
DE Hal Stephens------1034
G Bill Fralic00------44
RB Paul Palmer11---------2
G Reggie Singletary00------11
QB Jim Crocicchia00---------0

Directional Rushing Statistics

DistanceAttYardsAvg
Left7131.9
Middle16734.6
Right10313.1
None1-2-2.0
DistanceAttYardsAvg
Left177.0
Middle17915.4
Right10646.4
None000.0

Detailed Passing Statistics

New EnglandAttCmp20+BdThDropDfnsHurrKnckIntc
Jeff Hostetler33246004410
DenverAttCmp20+BdThDropDfnsHurrKnckIntc
Doug Williams26163103421

Directional Passing Statistics

DistanceAttCompYardsAvg
Screen64396.5
Short (0-8 Yds)1310876.7
Medium (9-18 Yds)86536.6
Long (19+ Yds)6411419.0
DistanceAttCompYardsAvg
Screen32299.7
Short (0-8 Yds)98637.0
Medium (9-18 Yds)105727.2
Long (19+ Yds)41112.8

Detailed Receiving Statistics

New EnglandTargtCaugtDropdYards20+PPlay
WR Jerry Rice1370113331
WR Larry Mucker64051122
WR Elmo Boyd43043131
TE Mark Boyer33013030
RB Alvin Moore22028022
TE Greg Baty2201006
WR Darnell Powell1102116
RB Ottis Anderson110509
TE Robert Awalt110902
DenverTargtCaugtDropdYards20+PPlay
WR Carlos Carson95068125
TE John Thompson43036124
WR Dwight Collins42016016
WR Mark Pattison43013013
WR Jimmy Childs21011013
RB Allen Pinkett2100010
RB Derrick Harmon11031113

Red-Zone Rushing Statistics

New EnglandAttYardsAvgOverall Avg
RB Ottis Anderson2-2-1.001.62
WR Jerry Rice210.500.50
RB Alvin Moore199.005.73
QB Jeff Hostetler155.004.71
DenverAttYardsAvgOverall Avg
RB Derrick Harmon273.505.33
RB Allen Pinkett144.005.17

Red-Zone Passing Statistics

New EnglandAttCompYardsAvg/AttOverall Avg
Jeff Hostetler4261.508.88
DenverAttCompYardsAvg/AttOverall Avg
Doug Williams1122.006.73

Red-Zone Receiving Statistics

New EnglandTargetCatchYardsAvg/TargOverall Avg
WR Elmo Boyd2110.5010.75
TE Mark Boyer1155.004.33
WR Jerry Rice1000.008.69
DenverTargetCatchYardsAvg/TargOverall Avg
WR Mark Pattison1122.003.25

Third Down Rushing Statistics

New EnglandRushesConversions
RB Ottis Anderson21
RB Alvin Moore21
QB Jeff Hostetler10
DenverRushesConversions
RB Allen Pinkett33

Third Down Passing Statistics

New EnglandAttCompConversions
Jeff Hostetler1086
DenverAttCompConversions
Doug Williams953

Third Down Receiving Statistics

New EnglandTargCatchConversions
WR Jerry Rice321
WR Larry Mucker210
TE Mark Boyer222
WR Darnell Powell111
WR Elmo Boyd111
TE Robert Awalt111
DenverTargCatchConversions
TE John Thompson211
WR Dwight Collins211
WR Mark Pattison221
RB Allen Pinkett210
WR Carlos Carson100

SectionAttendance
Stadium37,700 (70,000 capacity)
Upper Deck10,900 (21,400)
End Zone7,800 (15,400)
Mezzanine4,800 (8,900)
Sideline Seats7,400 (13,600)
Club Seats4,200 (7,400)
Luxury Boxes2,600 (3,300)