Week 9, 1987

played in Chicago, IL

29 degrees, fair, 7 mph wind

Atlanta Falcons1014146-44
Chicago Bears7336-19

Scoring Summary
1Q: 08:36 CHI - Don Holmes 1 pass from Neil Lomax (Roger Ruzek extra point)
1Q: 05:31 ATL - Max Zendejas 49 field goal
1Q: 01:56 ATL - Warren Moon 29 run (Max Zendejas extra point)
2Q: 11:19 ATL - Newton Williams 48 run (Max Zendejas extra point)
2Q: 07:56 CHI - Roger Ruzek 26 field goal
2Q: 00:46 ATL - Newton Williams 1 pass from Warren Moon (Max Zendejas extra point)
3Q: 12:55 ATL - Steve Jordan 12 pass from Warren Moon (Max Zendejas extra point)
3Q: 04:40 CHI - Roger Ruzek 31 field goal
3Q: 01:06 ATL - Tom Mullady 6 pass from Warren Moon (Max Zendejas extra point)
4Q: 12:21 ATL - Max Zendejas 33 field goal
4Q: 10:28 CHI - Jeff Chadwick 35 pass from Tom Flick (Roger Ruzek extra point failed)
4Q: 04:32 ATL - Max Zendejas 47 field goal

Team StatisticsATLCHI
Record5-46-2
First Downs2418
- by Rushing107
- by Passing1311
- by Penalty10
Total Net Yards521350
- Offensive Plays5867
- Yards per Play8.985.22
Net Rushing Yards235166
- Rushing Attempts3225
- Yards per Rush7.346.64
Net Passing Yards286184
- Att./Comp./Intrcpt26 - 16 - 038 - 19 - 0
- Gross Passing Yards286196
- Sacks/Yards Lost0/04/12
- Yards per Pass Play11.004.38
Fumbles/Lost0/00/0
3rd Down Conversions4/105/15
- Avg. YtG on 3rd Down4.99.5
4th Down Conversions0/00/0
Penalties/Yards2/106/50
Punt Returns/Yards5/353/3
Kick Returns/Yards3/1053/87
Interception Ret./Yards0/00/0
2pt Conversions0/00/0
Red Zone Visits43
- Red Zone TDs/FGs3/11/2
Avg. Drive StartOWN 30OWN 27
Time of Possession29:2130:39

Drive Charts

Atlanta Falcons
QuarBeganPossFromPlaysYardsResult
18:283:03OWN 30538Field Goal
13:381:55OWN 35465Touchdown
10:021:06OWN 3630Punt
212:231:27OWN 30370Touchdown
27:481:35OWN 2535Punt
22:582:21OWN 16584Touchdown
315:002:12OWN 25575Touchdown
39:000:55OWN 2033Punt
34:343:36OPP 40640Touchdown
414:252:12OWN 24660Field Goal
410:185:51OWN 21949Field Goal
43:323:32OWN 44627Game
Chicago Bears
QuarBeganPossFromPlaysYardsResult
115:006:32OWN 251375Touchdown
15:251:47OWN 253-8Punt
11:431:41OWN 333-6Punt
213:561:33OWN 233-4Punt
210:563:08OWN 25766Field Goal
26:133:15OWN 27712Punt
20:370:37OWN 3236Half
312:483:48OWN 25732Punt
38:053:31OWN 30956Field Goal
30:581:33OWN 25614Punt
412:131:55OWN 35365Touchdown
44:270:55OWN 253-3Punt

Game MVP: Warren Moon, Atlanta Falcons

Rushing Statistics

AtlantaAttYardsAvgLG10+TD
RB Newton Williams141359.644841
RB Jewerl Thomas13534.08900
RB Rod Bernstine3144.67600
QB Warren Moon23316.502911
ChicagoAttYardsAvgLG10+TD
RB Keith Griffin181206.674630
RB Kenneth Davis4235.75900
QB Neil Lomax2178.501210
WR Jeff Chadwick166.00600

Passing Statistics

AtlantaAttCompYardsSk/YdTDLGIntRate
Warren Moon26162860/03560137.6
ChicagoAttCompYardsSk/YdTDLGIntRate
Neil Lomax35181614/12125073.6
Tom Flick31350/01350118.0

Receiving Statistics

AtlantaCatchTargYardsAvgYACLGTD
TE Steve Jordan498922.2562561
WR Willis Adams368929.6772530
WR Ernest Givins348227.3361480
TE Tom Mullady22178.502111
RB Jewerl Thomas11-2-2.000-20
RB Newton Williams1111.00011
FB Mickey Merrifield11-4-4.000-40
RB Rod Bernstine111414.003140
WR Calvin Muhammad0100.00000
ChicagoCatchTargYardsAvgYACLGTD
WR Jeff Chadwick697913.1724351
WR Kevin House4126716.7550250
WR Don Holmes45225.5016191
FB Thomas Wilcher44143.50070
TE Gary Anderson161414.003140
TE Trey Junkin0100.00000
RB Keith Griffin0100.00000

Interception Statistics

AtlantaIntsYardsAvgTD
ChicagoIntsYardsAvgTD

Fumble Statistics

AtlantaFumbRecovForceTD
ChicagoFumbRecovForceTD

Punting Statistics

AtlantaPuntYardsAvgNetLGIn20
Harry Newsome313444.743.7461
ChicagoPuntYardsAvgNetLGIn20
Lee Johnson733047.139.3522

Kicking Statistics

AtlantaFGs40+Yd50+YdLGPAT
Max Zendejas3/32/20/0495/5
ChicagoFGs40+Yd50+YdLGPAT
Roger Ruzek2/20/00/0311/2

Punt Return Statistics

AtlantaRetYardsAvgTD
Terry Taylor5357.00
ChicagoRetYardsAvgTD
Keith Griffin331.00

Kick Return Statistics

AtlantaRetYardsAvgTD
Calvin Muhammad310535.00
ChicagoRetYardsAvgTD
Louis Lipps38729.00

Defensive Statistics

AtlantaTackAsstSackRPlayPPlay
OLB Mike Merriweather800.01323
CB Terry Taylor610.02438
OLB Brian Noble610.02542
S Scott Woerner510.02335
OLB Matt Monger402.02138
S Perry Williams420.02541
ILB Niko Noga410.02231
DT Tim Newton310.52031
DE Keith Guthrie211.52333
CB Herb Welch200.01123
DT Gerald Nichols110.01122
DT Pat Swoopes100.01216
DT Randy Trautman010.0715
CB Steve Brown010.0615
ChicagoTackAsstSackRPlayPPlay
S Vencie Glenn710.01817
OLB Ray Phillips700.02818
ILB Eric Fairs400.01513
ILB Whitney Paul350.03125
CB Gill Byrd300.02319
DT Jumpy Geathers300.02221
S Deron Cherry230.01711
S Tim McDonald230.02824
CB Darrell Green210.02925
OLB Michael Reid210.01520
DE Mike Clark200.02417
CB Mike Mince120.01310
DT Toby Williams110.0105
DE Bruce Smith110.03225
CB Mark Murphy100.0144
DE Larry White100.01312
OLB Jesse Penn100.01815
CB Leslie Frazier010.025

Pass Rush Statistics

AtlantaSackBlockHurryKnockPPlay
OLB Matt Monger2.013038
DE Keith Guthrie1.500033
DT Tim Newton0.500031
OLB Mike Merriweather0.001023
OLB Brian Noble0.001042
ChicagoSackBlockHurryKnockPPlay
DT Jumpy Geathers0.011021
DE Larry White0.001112
DE Bruce Smith0.001125
DE Mike Clark0.001017
OLB Michael Reid0.001020

Pass Defense Statistics

AtlantaCaughtDefnsdIntrcpPPlay
OLB Mike Merriweather50023
CB Herb Welch31023
ILB Niko Noga30031
CB Terry Taylor21038
OLB Brian Noble21042
S Scott Woerner20035
S Perry Williams20041
ChicagoCaughtDefnsdIntrcpPPlay
OLB Ray Phillips30018
S Vencie Glenn30017
CB Gill Byrd23019
S Deron Cherry20011
ILB Eric Fairs20013
S Tim McDonald20024
ILB Whitney Paul10025
OLB Michael Reid10020

Blocking Statistics

AtlantaKeyBlBlOppPancRPlySckAPPly
G Rich Rosen711132026
C Tony Berryhill68132026
T Don Sommer14032026
G Roy Foster13026026
T Scott Bergold11032026
FB Mickey Merrifield020406
TE Tom Mullady01012013
ChicagoKeyBlBlOppPancRPlySckAPPly
G William Roberts57025042
C Ray Donaldson45025042
T Tom Andrews14025442
T Henry Lawrence13025042
G Mickey Marvin04025042

Special Teams Tackles

AtlantaTacklesSTPlays
Steve Brown326
Steve Jordan127
Herb Welch117
Patrick Hunter114
ChicagoTacklesSTPlays
Mike Mince626
Keith Griffin126
William Roberts19

Participation

AtlantaRPlyOffPPlyOffRPlyDefPPlyDefSTPlyTotal Plays
TE Steve Jordan3025------2782
CB Patrick Hunter------23371474
CB Terry Taylor------2438971
OLB Brian Noble------2542269
S Perry Williams------2541268
S Scott Woerner------2335765
ILB Niko Noga------22311265
G Rich Rosen3226------664
T Scott Bergold3226------664
T Don Sommer3226------664
OLB Matt Monger------2138261
C Tony Berryhill3226---------58
G Roy Foster2626------557
DE Keith Guthrie------2333---56
QB Warren Moon2826---------54
WR Willis Adams2922---------51
DT Tim Newton------2031---51
CB Herb Welch------11231751
WR Ernest Givins2322------550
WR Calvin Muhammad2311------1448
CB Steve Brown------6152647
OLB Mike Merriweather------1323137
DT Gerald Nichols------1122235
FB Mickey Merrifield46------2434
RB Jewerl Thomas1516---------31
DT Randy Trautman------715830
S Nelson Jones------272130
DT Pat Swoopes------1216129
OLB Jim Haslett------222428
WR Frankie Neal41------2328
RB Rod Bernstine34------2027
TE Tom Mullady1213------126
RB Newton Williams146---------20
DE Jim Reynosa------28919
K Max Zendejas00------1212
TE Doug Marsh34---------7
G DeAndre Jamison60------17
DE Mark Mraz------34---7
P Harry Newsome00------66
C Tyler Lusk00------66
QB Randy Essington40---------4
S Larry Brewton------01---1
T Dave Piepkorn00---------0
OLB Rydell Malancon------00---0
OLB Alex Gordon------00---0
ChicagoRPlyOffPPlyOffRPlyDefPPlyDefSTPlyTotal Plays
T Henry Lawrence2542------976
G Mickey Marvin2542------976
G William Roberts2542------976
T Tom Andrews2542------976
RB Keith Griffin2125------2672
C Ray Donaldson2542---------67
QB Neil Lomax2439---------63
WR Jeff Chadwick2439---------63
WR Kevin House2436---------60
TE Gary Anderson2337---------60
DE Bruce Smith------3225360
OLB Michael Reid------15202560
ILB Whitney Paul------3125359
CB Darrell Green------2925357
S Tim McDonald------2824254
S Vencie Glenn------18171752
WR Don Holmes1328------950
CB Mike Mince------13102649
DT Jumpy Geathers------2221548
OLB Ray Phillips------2818147
CB Gill Byrd------2319143
DE Mike Clark------2417142
ILB Eric Fairs------15131442
CB Mark Murphy------1442240
OLB Jesse Penn------1815437
FB Thomas Wilcher77------1933
S Deron Cherry------1711331
DE Larry White------1312530
TE Eric Kattus00------2525
TE Trey Junkin815------124
WR Louis Lipps03------1922
RB Kenneth Davis417---------21
CB Leslie Frazier------25916
DT Toby Williams------105116
WR Phil Freeman00------1414
P Lee Johnson00------99
C Ellis Clark00------99
K Roger Ruzek00------77
QB Tom Flick13---------4
TE Mario Perry13---------4
T Mike Kenn00---------0
G Billy Ard00---------0
C Trevor Matich00---------0
DE Eric Dorsey------00---0
RB Brent Fullwood00---------0
T Ralph Van Dyke00---------0

Directional Rushing Statistics

DistanceAttYardsAvg
Left9303.3
Middle161106.9
Right79513.6
None000.0
DistanceAttYardsAvg
Left46416.0
Middle15614.1
Right6416.8
None000.0

Detailed Passing Statistics

AtlantaAttCmp20+BdThDropDfnsHurrKnckIntc
Warren Moon26165013520
ChicagoAttCmp20+BdThDropDfnsHurrKnckIntc
Neil Lomax35181363400
Tom Flick311010100

Directional Passing Statistics

DistanceAttCompYardsAvg
Screen444210.5
Short (0-8 Yds)12815212.7
Medium (9-18 Yds)649215.3
Long (19+ Yds)4000.0
DistanceAttCompYardsAvg
Screen98323.6
Short (0-8 Yds)167815.1
Medium (9-18 Yds)72334.7
Long (19+ Yds)62508.3

Detailed Receiving Statistics

AtlantaTargtCaugtDropdYards20+PPlay
TE Steve Jordan94089125
WR Willis Adams63189222
WR Ernest Givins43082222
TE Tom Mullady22017013
RB Jewerl Thomas110-2016
WR Calvin Muhammad1000011
RB Newton Williams110106
FB Mickey Merrifield110-406
RB Rod Bernstine1101404
ChicagoTargtCaugtDropdYards20+PPlay
WR Kevin House124167136
WR Jeff Chadwick96279139
TE Gary Anderson61314037
WR Don Holmes54022028
FB Thomas Wilcher4401407
TE Trey Junkin1000015
RB Keith Griffin1010025

Red-Zone Rushing Statistics

AtlantaAttYardsAvgOverall Avg
RB Rod Bernstine284.004.67
RB Newton Williams11010.009.64
ChicagoAttYardsAvgOverall Avg
RB Keith Griffin4174.256.67

Red-Zone Passing Statistics

AtlantaAttCompYardsAvg/AttOverall Avg
Warren Moon64152.5011.00
ChicagoAttCompYardsAvg/AttOverall Avg
Neil Lomax6450.834.60

Red-Zone Receiving Statistics

AtlantaTargetCatchYardsAvg/TargOverall Avg
TE Steve Jordan31124.009.89
TE Tom Mullady1166.008.50
RB Newton Williams1111.001.00
FB Mickey Merrifield11-4-4.00-4.00
ChicagoTargetCatchYardsAvg/TargOverall Avg
WR Kevin House2000.005.58
FB Thomas Wilcher2273.503.50
WR Jeff Chadwick11-3-3.008.78
WR Don Holmes1111.004.40

Third Down Rushing Statistics

AtlantaRushesConversions
RB Jewerl Thomas22
RB Newton Williams20
ChicagoRushesConversions
RB Kenneth Davis32

Third Down Passing Statistics

AtlantaAttCompConversions
Warren Moon622
ChicagoAttCompConversions
Neil Lomax1043
Tom Flick100

Third Down Receiving Statistics

AtlantaTargCatchConversions
WR Willis Adams311
TE Steve Jordan211
WR Ernest Givins100
ChicagoTargCatchConversions
WR Jeff Chadwick422
TE Gary Anderson300
WR Kevin House200
WR Don Holmes221

SectionAttendance
Stadium51,000 (70,000 capacity)
Upper Deck14,700 (21,400)
End Zone10,900 (15,400)
Mezzanine6,400 (8,900)
Sideline Seats9,900 (13,600)
Club Seats5,800 (7,400)
Luxury Boxes3,300 (3,300)