Week 9, 1987

played in New Orleans, LA

54 degrees, rain, 5 mph wind

Minnesota Vikings101070-27
New Orleans Saints0070-7

Scoring Summary
1Q: 10:05 MIN - Paul McFadden 29 field goal
1Q: 02:27 MIN - Junior Tautalatasi 2 run (Paul McFadden extra point)
2Q: 07:10 MIN - Paul McFadden 33 field goal
2Q: 05:55 MIN - Vann McElroy 61 interception return (Paul McFadden extra point)
3Q: 09:11 NOS - Tony Hunter 17 pass from John Elway (Rex Robinson extra point)
3Q: 02:52 MIN - Drew Hill 6 pass from Steve Grogan (Paul McFadden extra point)

Team StatisticsMINNOS
Record5-42-7
First Downs1722
- by Rushing93
- by Passing816
- by Penalty03
Total Net Yards314337
- Offensive Plays6672
- Yards per Play4.764.68
Net Rushing Yards11845
- Rushing Attempts3419
- Yards per Rush3.472.37
Net Passing Yards196292
- Att./Comp./Intrcpt30 - 20 - 052 - 32 - 4
- Gross Passing Yards206298
- Sacks/Yards Lost2/101/6
- Yards per Pass Play6.135.51
Fumbles/Lost0/02/2
3rd Down Conversions6/147/15
- Avg. YtG on 3rd Down5.98.3
4th Down Conversions0/10/2
Penalties/Yards5/381/10
Punt Returns/Yards1/121/5
Kick Returns/Yards0/03/70
Interception Ret./Yards4/800/0
2pt Conversions0/00/0
Red Zone Visits43
- Red Zone TDs/FGs2/21/0
Avg. Drive StartOWN 34OWN 28
Time of Possession31:5328:07

Drive Charts

Minnesota Vikings
QuarBeganPossFromPlaysYardsResult
115:005:03OWN 251063Field Goal
17:315:11OWN 221278Touchdown
10:342:27OWN 45619Downs
210:550:52OWN 3637Punt
28:111:09OPP 2337Field Goal
23:192:30OWN 20734Punt
39:026:16OWN 251275Touchdown
411:271:40OWN 33-2Punt
48:503:45OWN 37519Punt
42:060:37OWN 1138Punt
40:580:58OPP 242-4Game
New Orleans Saints
QuarBeganPossFromPlaysYardsResult
19:572:26OWN 43528Interception
12:201:46OWN 203-2Punt
213:072:12OWN 36428Fumble
210:031:52OWN 1845Fumble
27:021:18OWN 25421Interception
25:442:25OWN 27625Punt
20:490:49OWN 7428Half
315:005:58OWN 251275Touchdown
32:466:19OWN 251366Interception
49:470:57OPP 4043Downs
45:052:59OWN 201269Downs
41:290:31OWN 3739Interception

Game MVP: Vann McElroy, Minnesota Vikings

Rushing Statistics

MinnesotaAttYardsAvgLG10+TD
RB Junior Tautalatasi22622.82901
QB Steve Grogan5173.40900
RB Tony Nathan5326.401420
RB James Brooks273.50500
New OrleansAttYardsAvgLG10+TD
RB Earnest Byner12121.00800
RB Butch Woolfork492.25400
QB John Elway3248.001320

Passing Statistics

MinnesotaAttCompYardsSk/YdTDLGIntRate
Steve Grogan30202062/10137097.3
New OrleansAttCompYardsSk/YdTDLGIntRate
John Elway52322981/6121451.6

Receiving Statistics

MinnesotaCatchTargYardsAvgYACLGTD
WR Hassan Jones59387.607110
WR Drew Hill47307.5019181
RB Tony Nathan345117.0014250
WR Art Monk23157.502100
TE David Little234522.5030370
FB Santiago Erickson1188.00080
WR Reggie Langhorne1166.00060
RB Junior Tautalatasi1166.00560
TE Chris Kelley1177.00070
New OrleansCatchTargYardsAvgYACLGTD
RB Earnest Byner915798.7860210
WR Haywood Jeffires8138110.1313170
TE Chris Combs565410.801160
WR Chester Cooper364013.3320190
FB Patrick Shepard33206.6713110
RB Butch Woolfork2373.50540
TE Tony Hunter121717.002171
WR James Maness1400.00000

Interception Statistics

MinnesotaIntsYardsAvgTD
CB Vann McElroy27939.501
ILB Reggie McKenzie111.000
S Eugene Robinson100.000
New OrleansIntsYardsAvgTD

Fumble Statistics

MinnesotaFumbRecovForceTD
S Bo Metcalf0100
ILB Lance Sellers0100
DT Todd Liebenstein0010
CB Eric Thomas0010
New OrleansFumbRecovForceTD
WR James Maness1000
WR Haywood Jeffires1000

Punting Statistics

MinnesotaPuntYardsAvgNetLGIn20
Dakota Gonzalez521042.037.0442
New OrleansPuntYardsAvgNetLGIn20
Mike Hubach29748.532.5490

Kicking Statistics

MinnesotaFGs40+Yd50+YdLGPAT
Paul McFadden2/20/00/0333/3
New OrleansFGs40+Yd50+YdLGPAT
Rex Robinson0/00/00/001/1

Punt Return Statistics

MinnesotaRetYardsAvgTD
Reggie Langhorne11212.00
New OrleansRetYardsAvgTD
Roland James155.00

Kick Return Statistics

MinnesotaRetYardsAvgTD
New OrleansRetYardsAvgTD
Roland James37023.30

Defensive Statistics

MinnesotaTackAsstSackRPlayPPlay
OLB Lester Boyd930.01838
CB Eric Thomas720.01850
CB Vann McElroy540.01953
DE Robert Thompson421.01841
CB Eugene Daniel410.01029
ILB Reggie McKenzie400.01737
DT Todd Liebenstein320.01949
S Eugene Robinson310.01031
S Bo Metcalf300.0014
S Kerry Justin200.01940
S Jeff Donaldson120.01224
DT Gerald Williams110.01941
CB Maurice Douglass110.0113
OLB Ken Woodard100.0714
ILB Lance Sellers100.0117
DE Mark Jerue020.01948
New OrleansTackAsstSackRPlayPPlay
OLB Seth Joyner720.03332
S Roland James700.01816
DT Dave Puzzuoli611.01912
S Ken Stills610.02723
S Chris Williams410.02315
DE Doug Reed311.03129
ILB Sam Anno320.02919
CB Ricky Smith310.01923
DT Warren Lyles300.02325
CB Ernest Gibson210.03230
TE Chris Combs20---------
DT Lester Hancock200.01417
DE Jason Buck200.01013
CB Carl Lee110.02329
DT Donald Chumley110.01310
ILB Steve Busick100.0513
TE Tony Hunter10---------
CB Broderick Bracken100.0513
OLB Darryl Talley010.02210

Pass Rush Statistics

MinnesotaSackBlockHurryKnockPPlay
DE Robert Thompson1.002041
DE Mark Jerue0.021048
DT Gerald Williams0.001141
DT Jim Scott0.001012
DE Jim Herrmann0.001017
ILB Reggie McKenzie0.000137
New OrleansSackBlockHurryKnockPPlay
DE Doug Reed1.010029
DT Dave Puzzuoli1.001012
DE Byron Darby0.001021
OLB Darryl Talley0.001010
ILB Steve Busick0.000113
OLB Seth Joyner0.000132

Pass Defense Statistics

MinnesotaCaughtDefnsdIntrcpPPlay
CB Eric Thomas71050
OLB Lester Boyd60038
CB Vann McElroy42253
S Bo Metcalf31014
CB Eugene Daniel31029
DT Todd Liebenstein20049
ILB Reggie McKenzie10137
S Eugene Robinson10131
S Kerry Justin10040
DE Robert Thompson10041
S Jeff Donaldson10024
CB Maurice Douglass10013
ILB Lance Sellers10017
New OrleansCaughtDefnsdIntrcpPPlay
OLB Seth Joyner31032
ILB Sam Anno30019
S Roland James20016
S Chris Williams20015
S Ken Stills20023
ILB Steve Busick10013
DT Lester Hancock10017
CB Ricky Smith10023
DE Doug Reed10029
DT Dave Puzzuoli10012
CB Carl Lee10029
CB Ernest Gibson10030
DE Jason Buck10013

Blocking Statistics

MinnesotaKeyBlBlOppPancRPlySckAPPly
T Steve August47134032
C Chuck Thomas46034032
G Raleigh McKenzie27034032
G Steve Wallace24034032
T Steve Moore15034232
New OrleansKeyBlBlOppPancRPlySckAPPly
T Tootie Robbins25019153
T Dean Miraldi04019053
G Cameron Augustyniak03019053
C Paul Tabor02019053
G Kurt Peterson02019053

Special Teams Tackles

MinnesotaTacklesSTPlays
Reggie Langhorne210
Steve Wallace113
Lyle Pickens110
New OrleansTacklesSTPlays
Steve Tasker19

Participation

MinnesotaRPlyOffPPlyOffRPlyDefPPlyDefSTPlyTotal Plays
G Steve Wallace3432------1379
T Steve August3432------773
CB Vann McElroy------1953---72
CB Eric Thomas------1850472
G Raleigh McKenzie3432------571
DT Todd Liebenstein------1949---68
DE Mark Jerue------1948---67
QB Steve Grogan3432---------66
T Steve Moore3432---------66
C Chuck Thomas3432---------66
WR Drew Hill3431---------65
DT Gerald Williams------1941---60
S Kerry Justin------1940---59
DE Robert Thompson------1841---59
TE David Little3128---------59
OLB Lester Boyd------1838---56
ILB Reggie McKenzie------1737---54
RB Junior Tautalatasi2613------1352
WR Hassan Jones2823---------51
WR Reggie Langhorne1417------1041
S Eugene Robinson------1031---41
TE Chris Kelley168------1741
CB Eugene Daniel------1029---39
S Jeff Donaldson------1224---36
FB Santiago Erickson99------1230
OLB Micah Moon------1111527
S Bo Metcalf------0141024
ILB Lance Sellers------117422
RB Tony Nathan615---------21
OLB Ken Woodard------714---21
DE Jim Herrmann------117220
RB Chester Phillips00------1515
DT Jim Scott------012214
CB Maurice Douglass------113---14
WR Jamie Holland02------1214
WR Art Monk28---------10
CB Lyle Pickens------001010
K Paul McFadden00------88
C Juan Ware00------77
P Dakota Gonzalez00------77
T Roger Caron00------77
C Bob White00------77
TE Keith Lester24---------6
RB James Brooks22---------4
DT Darien Hines------04---4
QB Luc Tousignant00---------0
New OrleansRPlyOffPPlyOffRPlyDefPPlyDefSTPlyTotal Plays
C Paul Tabor1953------274
RB Earnest Byner1549------1074
TE Chris Combs1951------272
G Kurt Peterson1953---------72
T Dean Miraldi1953---------72
G Cameron Augustyniak1953---------72
T Tootie Robbins1953---------72
QB John Elway1953---------72
DE Doug Reed------3129767
OLB Seth Joyner------3332267
CB Ernest Gibson------3230264
S Ken Stills------27231464
WR Haywood Jeffires1648---------64
WR James Maness1243------257
DT Warren Lyles------2325755
CB Carl Lee------2329254
CB Ricky Smith------1923749
ILB Sam Anno------2919149
DE Byron Darby------2521248
OLB Darryl Talley------22101648
S Roland James------1816842
WR Chester Cooper1024------741
S Chris Williams------2315139
FB Patrick Shepard619------1338
DT Lester Hancock------1417132
DT Dave Puzzuoli------1912132
CB Broderick Bracken------5131331
ILB Steve Busick------5131230
TE Tony Hunter716---------23
TE Mark Bavaro46------1323
DT Donald Chumley------1310---23
DE Jason Buck------1013---23
WR Steve Tasker25------916
WR Tony Smith00------1111
RB Butch Woolfork44---------8
RB Freeman McNeil00------66
OLB Tim Green------0246
OLB Calvin Daniels------30---3
P Mike Hubach00------22
K Rex Robinson00------22
T Gary Kowalski00------22
T Brian Blados00------22
C Jeffery Baxter00------22
G Jeff Bregel00------22
C Jeff Toews00---------0
QB Rusty Hilger00---------0

Directional Rushing Statistics

DistanceAttYardsAvg
Left1-2-2.0
Middle271134.2
Right4112.8
None2-4-2.0
DistanceAttYardsAvg
Left530.6
Middle11333.0
Right393.0
None000.0

Detailed Passing Statistics

MinnesotaAttCmp20+BdThDropDfnsHurrKnckIntc
Steve Grogan30202321320
New OrleansAttCmp20+BdThDropDfnsHurrKnckIntc
John Elway52321125624

Directional Passing Statistics

DistanceAttCompYardsAvg
Screen52255.0
Short (0-8 Yds)18131116.2
Medium (9-18 Yds)757010.0
Long (19+ Yds)0000.0
DistanceAttCompYardsAvg
Screen129877.3
Short (0-8 Yds)1611523.3
Medium (9-18 Yds)20111437.2
Long (19+ Yds)41164.0

Detailed Receiving Statistics

MinnesotaTargtCaugtDropdYards20+PPlay
WR Hassan Jones95138023
WR Drew Hill74130031
RB Tony Nathan43051115
WR Art Monk3201508
TE David Little32045128
FB Santiago Erickson110809
WR Reggie Langhorne1106017
RB Junior Tautalatasi1106013
TE Chris Kelley110708
New OrleansTargtCaugtDropdYards20+PPlay
RB Earnest Byner159179149
WR Haywood Jeffires138181048
TE Chris Combs65054051
WR Chester Cooper63040024
WR James Maness4100043
RB Butch Woolfork320704
FB Patrick Shepard33020019
TE Tony Hunter21017016

Red-Zone Rushing Statistics

MinnesotaAttYardsAvgOverall Avg
RB Junior Tautalatasi591.802.82
QB Steve Grogan155.003.40
RB James Brooks155.003.50
New OrleansAttYardsAvgOverall Avg
QB John Elway111.008.00
RB Earnest Byner133.001.00

Red-Zone Passing Statistics

MinnesotaAttCompYardsAvg/AttOverall Avg
Steve Grogan4161.506.87
New OrleansAttCompYardsAvg/AttOverall Avg
John Elway72263.715.73

Red-Zone Receiving Statistics

MinnesotaTargetCatchYardsAvg/TargOverall Avg
WR Drew Hill2163.004.29
RB Tony Nathan1000.0012.75
WR Hassan Jones1000.004.22
New OrleansTargetCatchYardsAvg/TargOverall Avg
RB Earnest Byner2000.005.27
WR Haywood Jeffires2000.006.23
TE Chris Combs1199.009.00
RB Butch Woolfork1000.002.33
TE Tony Hunter111717.008.50

Third Down Rushing Statistics

MinnesotaRushesConversions
RB Tony Nathan21
QB Steve Grogan10
RB Junior Tautalatasi10
New OrleansRushesConversions
QB John Elway11

Third Down Passing Statistics

MinnesotaAttCompConversions
Steve Grogan975
New OrleansAttCompConversions
John Elway14106

Third Down Receiving Statistics

MinnesotaTargCatchConversions
WR Drew Hill322
WR Hassan Jones331
RB Tony Nathan222
TE David Little100
New OrleansTargCatchConversions
RB Earnest Byner642
TE Chris Combs322
WR Haywood Jeffires321
WR Chester Cooper111
WR James Maness110

SectionAttendance
Stadium51,800 (70,000 capacity)
Upper Deck15,600 (21,400)
End Zone10,700 (15,400)
Mezzanine6,500 (8,900)
Sideline Seats10,200 (13,600)
Club Seats5,700 (7,400)
Luxury Boxes3,100 (3,300)