Week 9, 1987

played in Buffalo, NY

32 degrees, fair, 4 mph wind

New Jersey Jets714603-30
Buffalo Bills737100-27

Scoring Summary
1Q: 04:50 NJY - Buster Rhymes 9 pass from Steve Young (Al Del Greco extra point)
1Q: 02:59 BUF - Wes Chandler 21 pass from Dave Krieg (Darrell Durham extra point)
2Q: 15:00 NJY - Ken Whisenhunt 1 pass from Steve Young (Al Del Greco extra point)
2Q: 13:25 NJY - Bill Brooks 60 pass from Steve Young (Al Del Greco extra point)
2Q: 07:04 BUF - Darrell Durham 29 field goal
3Q: 09:56 NJY - Al Del Greco 40 field goal
3Q: 04:19 BUF - Herman Fontenot 3 run (Darrell Durham extra point)
3Q: 02:07 NJY - Al Del Greco 49 field goal
4Q: 13:59 BUF - Darrell Durham 43 field goal
4Q: 11:42 BUF - Demetrious Johnson 48 interception return (Darrell Durham extra point)
OT: 03:09 NJY - Al Del Greco 31 field goal

Team StatisticsNJYBUF
Record3-53-4-1
First Downs2516
- by Rushing52
- by Passing1713
- by Penalty31
Total Net Yards411322
- Offensive Plays7364
- Yards per Play5.635.03
Net Rushing Yards12468
- Rushing Attempts3212
- Yards per Rush3.885.67
Net Passing Yards287254
- Att./Comp./Intrcpt40 - 29 - 252 - 28 - 0
- Gross Passing Yards292254
- Sacks/Yards Lost1/50/0
- Yards per Pass Play7.004.88
Fumbles/Lost2/01/1
3rd Down Conversions3/144/15
- Avg. YtG on 3rd Down9.57.8
4th Down Conversions0/00/0
Penalties/Yards10/828/87
Punt Returns/Yards6/563/36
Kick Returns/Yards3/664/91
Interception Ret./Yards0/02/82
2pt Conversions0/00/0
Red Zone Visits32
- Red Zone TDs/FGs2/11/1
Avg. Drive StartOWN 35OWN 22
Time of Possession39:5227:07

Drive Charts

New Jersey Jets
QuarBeganPossFromPlaysYardsResult
112:431:39OWN 4131Punt
19:505:09OWN 21979Touchdown
12:452:12OWN 2535Punt
10:160:23OPP 16216Touchdown
213:250:16OWN 40160Touchdown
211:273:04OWN 34622Interception
26:583:26OWN 21627Punt
21:320:52OPP 4935Punt
20:110:1150114Missed FG
315:005:11OWN 29948Field Goal
34:092:08OWN 25443Field Goal
413:542:20OWN 16420Interception
411:343:07OWN 40412Punt
46:033:30OWN 41613Punt
40:140:14OWN 1513Half
OT110:001:20OWN 2536Punt
OT17:544:53OWN 42844Field Goal
Buffalo Bills
QuarBeganPossFromPlaysYardsResult
115:002:17OWN 1832Punt
111:041:14OWN 1137Punt
14:411:56OWN 40660Touchdown
10:330:17OWN 1422Fumble
214:531:28OWN 1238Punt
213:091:42OWN 2534Punt
28:231:25OPP 2139Field Goal
23:322:00OWN 22638Punt
20:400:29OWN 730Punt
39:495:40OWN 231177Touchdown
32:013:07OWN 23851Field Goal
48:272:24OWN 20431Punt
42:332:19OWN 3738Punt
OT18:400:46OWN 303-3Punt

Game MVP: Steve Young, New Jersey Jets

Rushing Statistics

New JerseyAttYardsAvgLG10+TD
RB Keith Byars13554.233210
RB Earl Campbell10343.40900
QB Steve Young8354.381010
RB D.J. Dozier100.00000
BuffaloAttYardsAvgLG10+TD
RB Herman Fontenot7192.71501
QB Dave Krieg2157.50800
FB Robert Weathers22914.502610
RB Steve Sewell155.00500

Passing Statistics

New JerseyAttCompYardsSk/YdTDLGIntRate
Steve Young40292921/5360297.1
BuffaloAttCompYardsSk/YdTDLGIntRate
Dave Krieg52282540/0134073.7

Receiving Statistics

New JerseyCatchTargYardsAvgYACLGTD
WR Buster Rhymes11121069.6459241
WR Bill Brooks7119113.0046601
TE Fred Cornwell45389.507190
WR Doug Allen374816.001210
RB Earl Campbell1144.00040
TE Ken Whisenhunt1211.00011
RB Keith Byars1166.00060
WR Nate Spadaford11-2-2.000-20
BuffaloCatchTargYardsAvgYACLGTD
WR Wes Chandler7118712.4342221
RB Eric Dickerson44369.0025230
TE Brent Jones410389.500150
TE Ulysses Norris3393.00030
RB Herman Fontenot3572.33450
WR Jeff Moore273216.0024340
WR Virgil Seay252512.5012140
RB Steve Sewell2473.50060
TE Ron LaPointe121313.000130
WR Ricky Nattiel0100.00000

Interception Statistics

New JerseyIntsYardsAvgTD
BuffaloIntsYardsAvgTD
ILB Jim Laughlin13434.000
CB Demetrious Johnson14848.001

Fumble Statistics

New JerseyFumbRecovForceTD
RB Earl Campbell2000
T Harvey Salem0100
TE Fred Cornwell0100
DT Jeff Shaw0100
OLB George Andrews0010
BuffaloFumbRecovForceTD
RB Herman Fontenot1000
ILB Jim Laughlin0010
OLB Scott Pelluer0010

Punting Statistics

New JerseyPuntYardsAvgNetLGIn20
Ruben Rodriguez732947.039.0545
BuffaloPuntYardsAvgNetLGIn20
Eddie George935139.032.8693

Kicking Statistics

New JerseyFGs40+Yd50+YdLGPAT
Al Del Greco3/42/30/1493/3
BuffaloFGs40+Yd50+YdLGPAT
Darrell Durham2/21/10/0433/3

Punt Return Statistics

New JerseyRetYardsAvgTD
Mike Davis6569.30
BuffaloRetYardsAvgTD
Wes Chandler33612.00

Kick Return Statistics

New JerseyRetYardsAvgTD
Mike Davis24422.00
Doug Allen12222.00
BuffaloRetYardsAvgTD
Wes Chandler36521.70
Virgil Seay12626.00

Defensive Statistics

New JerseyTackAsstSackRPlayPPlay
ILB Kevin Murphy610.01140
CB Mark Murphy510.01145
S Theodis Windham400.0529
OLB Casey Tidwell320.0627
ILB Bobby Leopold300.0940
OLB Mike Weingrad300.01041
DE Tony Elliott220.01139
S Mike Davis210.01141
OLB George Andrews210.0419
S Tiger Greene210.0835
CB Kevin Walker210.0828
DT Scott Cooper110.0524
CB Gardner Williams100.01251
WR Buster Rhymes10---------
DT Jeff Shaw100.0728
BuffaloTackAsstSackRPlayPPlay
ILB Jim Laughlin1060.02738
CB Ricky Reynolds720.03241
OLB Rich D'Amico710.02329
S Jerry Holmes640.02229
DE Jeff Stover311.03139
DT John Cannon320.02118
DT Michael Carter320.02327
CB Lee Miller320.02333
DT Harvey Armstrong310.01628
CB Demetrious Johnson220.03241
OLB Scott Pelluer210.01317
DE Cesar Adams210.02229
S Lawrence Johnson200.01832
S Vince Newsome200.01313
ILB Chris Duliban110.053
OLB Scot Brantley100.044
DE Kenny Neil100.01521
S Mike Hatchett100.0129

Pass Rush Statistics

New JerseySackBlockHurryKnockPPlay
DE Wes Dove0.010014
DE Tony Elliott0.003139
OLB Mike Weingrad0.002041
DT Jeff Shaw0.002028
ILB Bobby Leopold0.001040
DT Scott Cooper0.001024
BuffaloSackBlockHurryKnockPPlay
DE Jeff Stover1.000439
DE Cesar Adams0.000129

Pass Defense Statistics

New JerseyCaughtDefnsdIntrcpPPlay
CB Mark Murphy41045
S Theodis Windham40029
ILB Kevin Murphy40040
OLB Mike Weingrad30041
OLB Casey Tidwell30027
CB Gardner Williams22051
S Tiger Greene20035
S Mike Davis11041
OLB George Andrews10019
ILB Bobby Leopold10040
DE Tony Elliott10039
CB Kevin Walker10028
DT Scott Cooper10024
DE Jim Burt01038
BuffaloCaughtDefnsdIntrcpPPlay
CB Ricky Reynolds61041
ILB Jim Laughlin60138
OLB Rich D'Amico40029
S Jerry Holmes32029
S Vince Newsome31013
CB Lee Miller30033
S Lawrence Johnson10032
OLB Scot Brantley1004
OLB Scott Pelluer10017
DE Jeff Stover10039
CB Demetrious Johnson01141

Blocking Statistics

New JerseyKeyBlBlOppPancRPlySckAPPly
C Steve Sylvester37132041
G Tom Thayer23032041
TE Fred Cornwell22027036
T Harvey Salem17032041
T Irv Eatman04032141
FB John Williams030508
G Dan Alexander01032041
BuffaloKeyBlBlOppPancRPlySckAPPly
T Eric Moran23012052
G Rich Moran13012052
G Jeff WIska12012052
T Kari Yli-Renko11112052
C Dwight Stephenson01012052

Special Teams Tackles

New JerseyTacklesSTPlays
Mike Davis330
Casey Tidwell130
John Williams126
Earl Campbell124
Fred Cornwell113
BuffaloTacklesSTPlays
Ron LaPointe231
Vince Newsome221
Rich Moran211
Scot Brantley129
Earnest Jackson123
Steve Sewell116

Participation

New JerseyRPlyOffPPlyOffRPlyDefPPlyDefSTPlyTotal Plays
S Mike Davis------11413082
TE Fred Cornwell2736------1376
C Steve Sylvester3241---------73
G Dan Alexander3241---------73
G Tom Thayer3241---------73
T Irv Eatman3241---------73
T Harvey Salem3241---------73
WR Buster Rhymes3241---------73
QB Steve Young3241---------73
S Tiger Greene------8352366
CB Gardner Williams------1251265
WR Bill Brooks2639---------65
OLB Casey Tidwell------6273063
RB Earl Campbell1523------2462
CB Mark Murphy------1145359
WR Doug Allen2025------954
OLB Mike Weingrad------1041253
ILB Kevin Murphy------1140152
ILB Bobby Leopold------940251
DE Tony Elliott------1139151
DE Jim Burt------1138150
TE Ken Whisenhunt810------3149
DT Jeff Shaw------7281146
CB Kevin Walker------8281046
FB John Williams58------2639
CB Derrick Franklin------1152137
S Theodis Windham------529236
RB Keith Byars1616------133
WR Nate Spadaford32------2530
DT Scott Cooper------524---29
DE Karl Wilson------1151026
OLB George Andrews------419124
WR Willie Marshall51------1218
ILB Danny Lockett------021618
DE Wes Dove------114116
TE Kevin Starks22------1115
RB D.J. Dozier12------1215
T Ted Albrecht00------1111
C Karl Kramer00------1111
G Dave Heffernan00------1111
P Ruben Rodriguez00------1111
K Al Del Greco00------1010
S John O'Neill------01---1
QB Joe Dufek00---------0
DT Dixon McPhee------00---0
OLB Jim Ellis------00---0
BuffaloRPlyOffPPlyOffRPlyDefPPlyDefSTPlyTotal Plays
CB Demetrious Johnson------32412497
DE Jeff Stover------31391181
CB Ricky Reynolds------3241477
TE Brent Jones1149------1676
G Jeff WIska1252------1175
T Kari Yli-Renko1252------1175
T Eric Moran1252------1175
G Rich Moran1252------1175
WR Wes Chandler1147------1371
ILB Jim Laughlin------2738570
CB Lee Miller------23331167
QB Dave Krieg1252---------64
C Dwight Stephenson1252---------64
S Lawrence Johnson------1832555
DE Cesar Adams------2229455
WR Virgil Seay725------2254
OLB Rich D'Amico------2329254
S Jerry Holmes------2229253
DT Michael Carter------2327151
DT John Cannon------21181049
S Vince Newsome------13132147
DT Harvey Armstrong------1628246
FB Robert Weathers419------2245
WR Jeff Moore834---------42
RB Herman Fontenot1031---------41
DE Kenny Neil------1521238
TE Ron LaPointe15------3137
OLB Scot Brantley------442937
OLB Scott Pelluer------1317232
RB Steve Sewell28------1626
RB Earnest Jackson00------2323
TE Ulysses Norris417---------21
S Mike Hatchett------129---21
ILB Chris Duliban------531220
WR Ricky Nattiel212------620
RB Eric Dickerson013------114
WR Bruce Hill00------1313
C Branden Trejo00------1111
P Eddie George00------1111
K Darrell Durham00------99
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
Left23618.0
Middle22622.8
Right8263.3
None000.0
DistanceAttYardsAvg
Left2105.0
Middle6305.0
Right4287.0
None000.0

Detailed Passing Statistics

New JerseyAttCmp20+BdThDropDfnsHurrKnckIntc
Steve Young40293225052
BuffaloAttCmp20+BdThDropDfnsHurrKnckIntc
Dave Krieg52284275910

Directional Passing Statistics

DistanceAttCompYardsAvg
Screen87364.5
Short (0-8 Yds)1210403.3
Medium (9-18 Yds)181119510.8
Long (19+ Yds)212110.5
DistanceAttCompYardsAvg
Screen65284.7
Short (0-8 Yds)29181645.7
Medium (9-18 Yds)145624.4
Long (19+ Yds)3000.0

Detailed Receiving Statistics

New JerseyTargtCaugtDropdYards20+PPlay
WR Buster Rhymes12110106141
WR Bill Brooks117091139
WR Doug Allen73248125
TE Fred Cornwell54038036
TE Ken Whisenhunt2101010
RB Earl Campbell1104023
RB Keith Byars1106016
WR Nate Spadaford110-202
BuffaloTargtCaugtDropdYards20+PPlay
WR Wes Chandler117187247
TE Brent Jones104238049
WR Jeff Moore72332134
WR Virgil Seay52125025
RB Herman Fontenot5307031
RB Eric Dickerson44036113
RB Steve Sewell420708
TE Ulysses Norris3309017
TE Ron LaPointe2101305
WR Ricky Nattiel1000012

Red-Zone Rushing Statistics

New JerseyAttYardsAvgOverall Avg
QB Steve Young2115.504.38
BuffaloAttYardsAvgOverall Avg
RB Herman Fontenot133.002.71

Red-Zone Passing Statistics

New JerseyAttCompYardsAvg/AttOverall Avg
Steve Young33258.337.30
BuffaloAttCompYardsAvg/AttOverall Avg
Dave Krieg52173.404.88

Red-Zone Receiving Statistics

New JerseyTargetCatchYardsAvg/TargOverall Avg
TE Ken Whisenhunt1111.000.50
WR Buster Rhymes1199.008.83
WR Bill Brooks111515.008.27
BuffaloTargetCatchYardsAvg/TargOverall Avg
WR Wes Chandler21115.507.91
TE Brent Jones2000.003.80
RB Steve Sewell1166.001.75

Third Down Rushing Statistics

New JerseyRushesConversions
RB Earl Campbell20
QB Steve Young21
RB Keith Byars10
BuffaloRushesConversions
QB Dave Krieg10

Third Down Passing Statistics

New JerseyAttCompConversions
Steve Young942
BuffaloAttCompConversions
Dave Krieg1494

Third Down Receiving Statistics

New JerseyTargCatchConversions
WR Doug Allen300
TE Fred Cornwell210
WR Buster Rhymes211
RB Earl Campbell110
WR Bill Brooks111
BuffaloTargCatchConversions
WR Jeff Moore421
TE Brent Jones311
WR Wes Chandler222
TE Ulysses Norris220
RB Herman Fontenot210
TE Ron LaPointe110

SectionAttendance
Stadium68,700 (70,000 capacity)
Upper Deck20,500 (21,400)
End Zone15,000 (15,400)
Mezzanine8,900 (8,900)
Sideline Seats13,600 (13,600)
Club Seats7,400 (7,400)
Luxury Boxes3,300 (3,300)