Week 8, 1987

played in Buffalo, NY

45 degrees, fair, 8 mph wind

San Diego Chargers31007-20
Buffalo Bills7370-17

Scoring Summary
1Q: 12:23 BUF - Wes Chandler 1 pass from Dave Krieg (Darrell Durham extra point)
1Q: 01:49 SDO - Ray Petrick 37 field goal
2Q: 13:29 BUF - Darrell Durham 43 field goal
2Q: 01:41 SDO - Ray Petrick 33 field goal
2Q: 00:57 SDO - Floyd Dixon 12 pass from Boomer Esiason (Ray Petrick extra point)
3Q: 08:01 BUF - Brent Jones 7 pass from Dave Krieg (Darrell Durham extra point)
4Q: 14:27 SDO - Ray Butler 3 pass from Boomer Esiason (Ray Petrick extra point)

Team StatisticsSDOBUF
Record7-03-3-1
First Downs1621
- by Rushing76
- by Passing814
- by Penalty11
Total Net Yards216394
- Offensive Plays6470
- Yards per Play3.385.63
Net Rushing Yards89131
- Rushing Attempts3119
- Yards per Rush2.876.89
Net Passing Yards127263
- Att./Comp./Intrcpt32 - 16 - 148 - 27 - 4
- Gross Passing Yards133289
- Sacks/Yards Lost1/63/26
- Yards per Pass Play3.855.16
Fumbles/Lost1/00/0
3rd Down Conversions5/144/14
- Avg. YtG on 3rd Down8.410.1
4th Down Conversions0/01/2
Penalties/Yards2/209/55
Punt Returns/Yards1/201/7
Kick Returns/Yards1/314/91
Interception Ret./Yards4/751/0
2pt Conversions0/00/0
Red Zone Visits42
- Red Zone TDs/FGs2/12/0
Avg. Drive StartOWN 48OWN 24
Time of Possession30:2229:38

Drive Charts

San Diego Chargers
QuarBeganPossFromPlaysYardsResult
112:172:21OWN 35413Punt
14:312:47OPP 49529Field Goal
213:214:17OWN 25638Punt
27:145:38OWN 201464Field Goal
21:110:24OPP 737Touchdown
20:140:14OWN 201-1Half
315:002:28OWN 25615Punt
37:502:48OWN 25521Punt
32:523:32OPP 41741Touchdown
411:580:44OPP 1423Interception
49:481:33OPP 4133Punt
45:001:01OPP 243-1Missed FG
42:380:37OWN 3730Punt
41:221:22OPP 372-1Game
Buffalo Bills
QuarBeganPossFromPlaysYardsResult
115:002:43OWN 36664Touchdown
19:565:25OWN 20940Punt
11:443:23OWN 40634Field Goal
29:041:50OWN 20439Punt
21:360:25OWN 2420Interception
20:470:33OWN 3139Punt
312:324:42OWN 231177Touchdown
35:022:10OWN 5735Interception
414:202:22OWN 25610Punt
411:141:26OWN 5336Interception
48:153:15OWN 20735Interception
43:591:21OWN 3232Punt
42:010:39OWN 3443Downs

Game MVP: Vernon Dean, San Diego Chargers

Rushing Statistics

San DiegoAttYardsAvgLG10+TD
RB Boyce Green15513.401820
RB Curt Warner13342.621110
QB Boomer Esiason341.33600
BuffaloAttYardsAvgLG10+TD
RB Herman Fontenot8496.131620
RB Steve Sewell6579.503810
QB Dave Krieg2199.501010
RB Eric Dickerson242.00300
FB Robert Weathers122.00200

Passing Statistics

San DiegoAttCompYardsSk/YdTDLGIntRate
Boomer Esiason32161331/6218168.9
BuffaloAttCompYardsSk/YdTDLGIntRate
Dave Krieg48272893/26251453.2

Receiving Statistics

San DiegoCatchTargYardsAvgYACLGTD
WR Jim Jensen36165.33080
WR Floyd Dixon343612.0014131
TE Mike Williams23199.500110
FB Tony Paige25-1-0.50000
WR Wesley Walker131717.003170
WR Ray Butler1433.00031
RB Curt Warner1222.00020
RB Boyce Green121515.005150
TE Chris Dressel111818.008180
TE Malcolm Scott1188.00080
WR Cornell Burbage0100.00000
BuffaloCatchTargYardsAvgYACLGTD
WR Wes Chandler1018999.9024311
TE Brent Jones61010517.5066511
RB Herman Fontenot454010.0010170
TE Ulysses Norris1366.00060
WR Jeff Moore1322.00220
TE Ron LaPointe121717.000170
WR Virgil Seay1199.00090
FB Robert Weathers1155.00050
RB Steve Sewell11-4-4.000-40
WR Ricky Nattiel131010.008100
RB Eric Dickerson0100.00000

Interception Statistics

San DiegoIntsYardsAvgTD
S Dwight Hicks111.000
CB Vernon Dean12525.000
CB Audray McMillian13434.000
ILB Fernando Shields11515.000
BuffaloIntsYardsAvgTD
CB Ricky Reynolds100.000

Fumble Statistics

San DiegoFumbRecovForceTD
CB Audray McMillian1000
ILB Winston Moss0100
BuffaloFumbRecovForceTD
TE Brent Jones0010

Punting Statistics

San DiegoPuntYardsAvgNetLGIn20
John Teltschik625041.730.5521
BuffaloPuntYardsAvgNetLGIn20
Eddie George515030.018.0601

Kicking Statistics

San DiegoFGs40+Yd50+YdLGPAT
Ray Petrick2/30/10/0372/2
BuffaloFGs40+Yd50+YdLGPAT
Darrell Durham1/11/10/0432/2

Punt Return Statistics

San DiegoRetYardsAvgTD
Audray McMillian12020.00
BuffaloRetYardsAvgTD
Wes Chandler177.00

Kick Return Statistics

San DiegoRetYardsAvgTD
Vernon Dean13131.00
BuffaloRetYardsAvgTD
Wes Chandler36521.70
Virgil Seay12626.00

Defensive Statistics

San DiegoTackAsstSackRPlayPPlay
S Jim Burroughs730.01850
ILB Winston Moss610.01034
OLB David Little550.01838
ILB Lucius Sanford400.0917
DT Blaise Winter301.01640
DT William Perry300.01541
OLB Dennis Gibson221.51132
DE Louis Haynes210.5716
S Dwight Hicks210.01951
CB Vernon Dean210.01951
CB Danny Walters210.01023
CB Audray McMillian210.01850
DE Joe Nash200.0616
DT Ben Thomas110.0821
CB Ronnie Burgess110.0113
RB Boyce Green10---------
OLB Jim Morrissey100.0624
ILB Fernando Shields100.0816
S Donte Gomez100.011
DT Jeff Jackson010.0927
BuffaloTackAsstSackRPlayPPlay
S Jerry Holmes1130.02720
DE Jeff Stover411.02932
ILB Jim Laughlin460.03131
S Mike Hatchett400.01515
OLB Rich D'Amico320.02821
CB Demetrious Johnson320.03133
CB Ricky Reynolds310.02933
S Lawrence Johnson300.01918
CB Lee Miller300.02021
DE Kenny Neil220.01822
DT Harvey Armstrong220.01713
WR Wes Chandler20---------
OLB Scott Pelluer200.01422
T Eric Moran10---------
TE Brent Jones10---------
DT Michael Carter030.02619
DT John Cannon010.01826
DE Cesar Adams010.01520

Pass Rush Statistics

San DiegoSackBlockHurryKnockPPlay
OLB Dennis Gibson1.500032
DT Blaise Winter1.001040
DE Louis Haynes0.500016
DT Jeff Jackson0.002027
DE Joe Nash0.001116
OLB David Little0.001038
DT William Perry0.001041
DT Ben Thomas0.000121
BuffaloSackBlockHurryKnockPPlay
DE Jeff Stover1.010132
DT John Cannon0.002026
DE Cesar Adams0.001020

Pass Defense Statistics

San DiegoCaughtDefnsdIntrcpPPlay
S Jim Burroughs62050
ILB Winston Moss40034
OLB David Little31038
CB Vernon Dean23151
S Dwight Hicks20151
CB Danny Walters20023
CB Audray McMillian11150
ILB Fernando Shields10116
ILB Lucius Sanford10017
DE Joe Nash10016
DT Ben Thomas10021
OLB Jim Morrissey10024
CB Ronnie Burgess10013
OLB Dennis Gibson10032
BuffaloCaughtDefnsdIntrcpPPlay
CB Ricky Reynolds41133
CB Lee Miller22021
S Jerry Holmes21020
OLB Rich D'Amico21021
CB Demetrious Johnson12033
S Lawrence Johnson10018
ILB Jim Laughlin10031
DE Kenny Neil10022
OLB Scott Pelluer10022
S Mike Hatchett10015

Blocking Statistics

San DiegoKeyBlBlOppPancRPlySckAPPly
G Mike Haight39031033
C Mike Baab26031033
T Glen Howe17031133
G Mark Kirchner15031033
T Rob Taylor01022029
BuffaloKeyBlBlOppPancRPlySckAPPly
T Kari Yli-Renko23019151
G Rich Moran17119151
G Jeff WIska14019051
C Dwight Stephenson11019051
FB Robert Weathers1104017
T Eric Moran01019151

Special Teams Tackles

San DiegoTacklesSTPlays
Jim Jensen215
Curt Warner123
Joe Nash116
Cornell Burbage17
BuffaloTacklesSTPlays
Brent Jones29

Participation

San DiegoRPlyOffPPlyOffRPlyDefPPlyDefSTPlyTotal Plays
CB Audray McMillian------18501583
CB Vernon Dean------1951575
C Mike Baab3133------973
G Mark Kirchner3133------973
G Mike Haight3133------973
S Dwight Hicks------1951171
S Jim Burroughs------1850169
QB Boomer Esiason3133---------64
T Glen Howe3133---------64
DT William Perry------1541662
OLB David Little------1838---56
DT Blaise Winter------1640---56
WR Floyd Dixon2728------156
RB Curt Warner1517------2355
WR Ray Butler3019------554
ILB Winston Moss------10341054
T Rob Taylor2229---------51
OLB Jim Morrissey------6242151
FB Tony Paige318------2344
OLB Dennis Gibson------1132144
WR Jim Jensen1710------1542
RB Boyce Green1616------840
DE Joe Nash------6161638
DT Jeff Jackson------927137
DT Ben Thomas------821635
TE Chris Dressel1617---------33
CB Danny Walters------1023---33
DE Louis Haynes------716528
WR Wesley Walker36------1726
ILB Lucius Sanford------917---26
TE Mike Williams1511---------26
ILB Fernando Shields------816---24
WR Cornell Burbage116------724
T Jeff Walker94------922
TE Malcolm Scott127---------19
S Donte Gomez------111416
CB Ronnie Burgess------113115
C Hardy Mahoney00------99
K Ray Petrick00------88
P John Teltschik00------66
QB Ronald Paolillo00------33
C Stan Eisenhooth00---------0
T Garth Thomas00---------0
DE Tom Gibson------00---0
S Garland Rivers------00---0
BuffaloRPlyOffPPlyOffRPlyDefPPlyDefSTPlyTotal Plays
CB Demetrious Johnson------31331882
G Jeff WIska1951------676
T Kari Yli-Renko1951------676
T Eric Moran1951------676
G Rich Moran1951------676
TE Brent Jones1948------976
WR Wes Chandler1247------1170
QB Dave Krieg1951---------70
C Dwight Stephenson1951---------70
DE Jeff Stover------2932970
ILB Jim Laughlin------3131365
CB Ricky Reynolds------2933365
WR Virgil Seay1425------1655
DT John Cannon------1826953
CB Lee Miller------2021950
OLB Rich D'Amico------2821---49
S Jerry Holmes------2720---47
DT Michael Carter------2619---45
WR Jeff Moore1033---------43
RB Herman Fontenot934---------43
S Lawrence Johnson------1918542
DE Kenny Neil------1822141
OLB Scott Pelluer------1422238
DE Cesar Adams------1520338
FB Robert Weathers417------1637
DT Harvey Armstrong------1713232
TE Ron LaPointe73------2131
S Mike Hatchett------1515---30
S Vince Newsome------1131630
TE Ulysses Norris917---------26
OLB Scot Brantley------322126
RB Steve Sewell74------920
WR Ricky Nattiel113------519
RB Eric Dickerson313------117
RB Earnest Jackson00------1414
ILB Chris Duliban------021113
WR Bruce Hill01------910
C Branden Trejo00------66
P Eddie George00------66
K Darrell Durham00------55
T Leonard Mitchell00---------0
QB Mike Pagel00---------0
OLB Jeff Gaylord------00---0
OLB Kiki DeAyala------00---0
G Adam Schreiber00---------0
C Bill Lewis00---------0

Directional Rushing Statistics

DistanceAttYardsAvg
Left4194.8
Middle15392.6
Right10333.3
None2-2-1.0
DistanceAttYardsAvg
Left231.5
Middle111029.3
Right6264.3
None000.0

Detailed Passing Statistics

San DiegoAttCmp20+BdThDropDfnsHurrKnckIntc
Boomer Esiason32160227311
BuffaloAttCmp20+BdThDropDfnsHurrKnckIntc
Dave Krieg48273047624

Directional Passing Statistics

DistanceAttCompYardsAvg
Screen41112.8
Short (0-8 Yds)1210574.8
Medium (9-18 Yds)145654.6
Long (19+ Yds)2000.0
DistanceAttCompYardsAvg
Screen44246.0
Short (0-8 Yds)28151023.6
Medium (9-18 Yds)1471329.4
Long (19+ Yds)213115.5

Detailed Receiving Statistics

San DiegoTargtCaugtDropdYards20+PPlay
WR Jim Jensen63116010
FB Tony Paige520-1018
WR Ray Butler4103019
WR Floyd Dixon43136028
WR Wesley Walker3101706
TE Mike Williams32019011
RB Curt Warner2102017
RB Boyce Green21015016
TE Chris Dressel11018017
TE Malcolm Scott110807
WR Cornell Burbage1000016
BuffaloTargtCaugtDropdYards20+PPlay
WR Wes Chandler1810299247
TE Brent Jones1060105148
RB Herman Fontenot54040034
TE Ulysses Norris3126017
WR Jeff Moore3102033
WR Ricky Nattiel31010013
TE Ron LaPointe2101703
WR Virgil Seay1109025
FB Robert Weathers1105017
RB Eric Dickerson1000013
RB Steve Sewell110-404

Red-Zone Rushing Statistics

San DiegoAttYardsAvgOverall Avg
RB Curt Warner3196.332.62
BuffaloAttYardsAvgOverall Avg
RB Herman Fontenot133.006.13

Red-Zone Passing Statistics

San DiegoAttCompYardsAvg/AttOverall Avg
Boomer Esiason93182.004.16
BuffaloAttCompYardsAvg/AttOverall Avg
Dave Krieg43153.756.02

Red-Zone Receiving Statistics

San DiegoTargetCatchYardsAvg/TargOverall Avg
WR Ray Butler3131.000.75
WR Floyd Dixon21126.009.00
WR Wesley Walker1000.005.67
WR Jim Jensen1133.002.67
RB Boyce Green1000.007.50
WR Cornell Burbage1000.000.00
BuffaloTargetCatchYardsAvg/TargOverall Avg
WR Wes Chandler2110.505.50
RB Herman Fontenot1177.008.00
TE Brent Jones1177.0010.50

Third Down Rushing Statistics

San DiegoRushesConversions
RB Curt Warner21
RB Boyce Green11
BuffaloRushesConversions
QB Dave Krieg10
RB Steve Sewell11

Third Down Passing Statistics

San DiegoAttCompConversions
Boomer Esiason1143
BuffaloAttCompConversions
Dave Krieg1283

Third Down Receiving Statistics

San DiegoTargCatchConversions
WR Jim Jensen300
RB Curt Warner210
WR Floyd Dixon222
WR Wesley Walker111
WR Ray Butler100
FB Tony Paige100
WR Cornell Burbage100
BuffaloTargCatchConversions
WR Wes Chandler320
WR Jeff Moore310
RB Herman Fontenot221
TE Brent Jones210
TE Ron LaPointe111
WR Ricky Nattiel111

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)