Week 10, 1987

played in Atlanta, GA

55 degrees, rain, 3 mph wind

New Orleans Saints01030-13
Atlanta Falcons103317-33

Scoring Summary
1Q: 10:46 ATL - Max Zendejas 49 field goal
1Q: 02:51 ATL - Ernest Givins 8 pass from Warren Moon (Max Zendejas extra point)
2Q: 13:38 NOS - Rex Robinson 37 field goal
2Q: 08:38 ATL - Max Zendejas 32 field goal
2Q: 00:09 NOS - Chester Cooper 45 pass from John Elway (Rex Robinson extra point)
3Q: 07:26 NOS - Rex Robinson 33 field goal
3Q: 02:17 ATL - Max Zendejas 35 field goal
4Q: 12:08 ATL - Jewerl Thomas 4 run (Max Zendejas extra point)
4Q: 07:46 ATL - Perry Williams 51 interception return (Max Zendejas extra point)
4Q: 01:30 ATL - Max Zendejas 39 field goal

Team StatisticsNOSATL
Record2-86-4
First Downs1622
- by Rushing28
- by Passing1414
- by Penalty00
Total Net Yards334384
- Offensive Plays7374
- Yards per Play4.585.19
Net Rushing Yards36113
- Rushing Attempts1535
- Yards per Rush2.403.23
Net Passing Yards298271
- Att./Comp./Intrcpt57 - 26 - 337 - 22 - 0
- Gross Passing Yards307281
- Sacks/Yards Lost1/92/10
- Yards per Pass Play5.146.95
Fumbles/Lost0/01/0
3rd Down Conversions3/166/16
- Avg. YtG on 3rd Down7.28.0
4th Down Conversions1/40/0
Penalties/Yards3/257/45
Punt Returns/Yards2/144/38
Kick Returns/Yards4/802/56
Interception Ret./Yards0/03/65
2pt Conversions0/00/0
Red Zone Visits14
- Red Zone TDs/FGs0/12/2
Avg. Drive StartOWN 22OWN 38
Time of Possession24:2235:38

Drive Charts

New Orleans Saints
QuarBeganPossFromPlaysYardsResult
110:382:57OWN 25624Punt
12:444:14OWN 25955Field Goal
28:321:37OWN 1732Punt
25:120:31OWN 3853Punt
23:180:55OWN 203-4Punt
21:171:17OWN 12888Touchdown
315:001:54OWN 1535Punt
311:113:50OWN 23861Field Goal
32:102:23OWN 22517Interception
411:581:25OWN 2537Punt
48:200:46OWN 19324Interception
47:342:45OWN 361030Downs
42:230:23OWN 1540Interception
41:240:37OWN 2547Downs
Atlanta Falcons
QuarBeganPossFromPlaysYardsResult
115:004:22OWN 31937Field Goal
17:414:57OWN 111089Touchdown
213:304:58OWN 251060Field Goal
26:551:43OWN 41428Missed FG
24:411:23OWN 37420Punt
22:231:06OWN 3035Punt
313:061:55OWN 26512Punt
37:215:11OWN 311051Field Goal
414:472:49OPP 33633Touchdown
410:332:13OWN 30517Punt
44:492:26OWN 3437Punt
42:000:36OPP 2533Field Goal
40:470:47OPP 322-3Game

Game MVP: Warren Moon, Atlanta Falcons

Rushing Statistics

New OrleansAttYardsAvgLG10+TD
RB Earnest Byner12312.58900
RB Butch Woolfork242.00300
QB John Elway111.00100
AtlantaAttYardsAvgLG10+TD
RB Jewerl Thomas20572.851011
RB Newton Williams12514.251430
QB Warren Moon351.67800

Passing Statistics

New OrleansAttCompYardsSk/YdTDLGIntRate
John Elway57263071/9145346.4
AtlantaAttCompYardsSk/YdTDLGIntRate
Warren Moon37222812/10135092.2

Receiving Statistics

New OrleansCatchTargYardsAvgYACLGTD
RB Earnest Byner818577.139180
WR Haywood Jeffires7127610.8624240
WR Chester Cooper456716.756451
TE Chris Combs384816.000180
WR Kenny Randle121212.002120
RB Butch Woolfork122727.0024270
FB Patrick Shepard1211.00010
WR James Maness141919.0011190
TE Tony Hunter0400.00000
AtlantaCatchTargYardsAvgYACLGTD
WR Willis Adams456416.0016350
WR Calvin Muhammad454711.7530230
TE Steve Jordan484812.005180
WR Ernest Givins474210.5025191
RB Jewerl Thomas363311.0020200
TE Tom Mullady243115.5023190
FB Mickey Merrifield111616.0014160
RB Rod Bernstine0100.00000

Interception Statistics

New OrleansIntsYardsAvgTD
AtlantaIntsYardsAvgTD
OLB Mike Merriweather11414.000
S Perry Williams15151.001
CB Terry Taylor100.000

Fumble Statistics

New OrleansFumbRecovForceTD
OLB Seth Joyner0010
AtlantaFumbRecovForceTD
RB Newton Williams1000
T Don Sommer0100

Punting Statistics

New OrleansPuntYardsAvgNetLGIn20
Mike Hubach628347.240.8572
AtlantaPuntYardsAvgNetLGIn20
Harry Newsome522745.438.6563

Kicking Statistics

New OrleansFGs40+Yd50+YdLGPAT
Rex Robinson2/20/00/0371/1
AtlantaFGs40+Yd50+YdLGPAT
Max Zendejas4/51/20/0493/3

Punt Return Statistics

New OrleansRetYardsAvgTD
Kenny Randle2147.00
AtlantaRetYardsAvgTD
Terry Taylor4389.50

Kick Return Statistics

New OrleansRetYardsAvgTD
Roland James23417.00
Freeman McNeil24623.00
AtlantaRetYardsAvgTD
Calvin Muhammad25628.00

Defensive Statistics

New OrleansTackAsstSackRPlayPPlay
S Ken Stills930.03538
ILB Sam Anno720.03126
OLB Seth Joyner531.03539
CB Carl Lee510.03127
CB Ricky Smith410.02521
DE Doug Reed300.53037
OLB Darryl Talley320.01620
S Roland James300.01733
ILB Steve Busick300.0413
DT Warren Lyles300.01935
DE Byron Darby220.51732
S Chris Williams210.0187
DT Dave Puzzuoli200.01321
CB Broderick Bracken200.0413
CB Ernest Gibson120.03136
TE Chris Combs10---------
DT Lester Hancock100.02117
RB Earnest Byner10---------
DE Jason Buck010.0187
AtlantaTackAsstSackRPlayPPlay
CB Terry Taylor700.01558
CB Patrick Hunter610.01558
ILB Niko Noga500.01435
DT Gerald Nichols301.0630
S Perry Williams320.01558
OLB Mike Merriweather310.0529
S Scott Woerner220.01443
DE Keith Guthrie210.01336
OLB Brian Noble210.01558
DT Randy Trautman200.0828
DE Mark Mraz200.01337
CB Herb Welch110.0729
CB Steve Brown100.0421
DT Pat Swoopes100.0323
DT Tim Newton040.01335

Pass Rush Statistics

New OrleansSackBlockHurryKnockPPlay
OLB Seth Joyner1.000039
DE Byron Darby0.503032
DE Doug Reed0.501037
DT Warren Lyles0.013135
OLB Darryl Talley0.001020
ILB Steve Busick0.000113
AtlantaSackBlockHurryKnockPPlay
DT Gerald Nichols1.000030
DE Mark Mraz0.012037
DT Randy Trautman0.002128
DT Tim Newton0.002035
DT Pat Swoopes0.002023
OLB Matt Monger0.001028
DE Keith Guthrie0.000136

Pass Defense Statistics

New OrleansCaughtDefnsdIntrcpPPlay
ILB Sam Anno40026
CB Carl Lee31027
S Ken Stills31038
ILB Steve Busick20013
OLB Darryl Talley20020
OLB Seth Joyner20039
CB Broderick Bracken20013
CB Ernest Gibson12036
S Roland James10033
DT Lester Hancock10017
DE Doug Reed10037
AtlantaCaughtDefnsdIntrcpPPlay
CB Patrick Hunter60058
CB Terry Taylor54158
ILB Niko Noga50035
S Perry Williams40158
OLB Mike Merriweather21129
CB Herb Welch21029
CB Steve Brown11021
DT Gerald Nichols10030
S Scott Woerner01043
DT Randy Trautman01028
S Nelson Jones01016

Blocking Statistics

New OrleansKeyBlBlOppPancRPlySckAPPly
T Dean Miraldi24015158
C Paul Tabor13015058
G Cameron Augustyniak13015058
T Tootie Robbins12015058
TE Chris Combs01015056
G Kurt Peterson01015058
AtlantaKeyBlBlOppPancRPlySckAPPly
C Tony Berryhill49035039
G Rich Rosen28035139
G Roy Foster25035039
T Don Sommer13035039
FB Mickey Merrifield1104010
T Scott Bergold05035139
TE Steve Jordan01031039

Special Teams Tackles

New OrleansTacklesSTPlays
Steve Tasker219
Tim Green29
Darryl Talley122
Patrick Shepard118
AtlantaTacklesSTPlays
Calvin Muhammad211
Steve Jordan127
Steve Brown123
Rod Bernstine121
Terry Taylor116

Participation

New OrleansRPlyOffPPlyOffRPlyDefPPlyDefSTPlyTotal Plays
RB Earnest Byner1354------1986
C Paul Tabor1558------881
OLB Seth Joyner------3539579
S Ken Stills------3538477
TE Chris Combs1556------273
G Kurt Peterson1558---------73
T Dean Miraldi1558---------73
G Cameron Augustyniak1558---------73
T Tootie Robbins1558---------73
QB John Elway1558---------73
DE Doug Reed------3037471
CB Ernest Gibson------3136471
WR Haywood Jeffires1352---------65
DT Warren Lyles------19351064
S Roland James------17331363
CB Carl Lee------3127159
OLB Darryl Talley------16202258
ILB Sam Anno------3126---57
CB Ricky Smith------25211056
DE Byron Darby------1732554
WR James Maness742---------49
WR Chester Cooper1027------643
FB Patrick Shepard421------1843
S Chris Williams------1871742
DT Lester Hancock------2117442
CB Broderick Bracken------4132037
ILB Steve Busick------4131835
DT Dave Puzzuoli------1321135
TE Butch Rolle37------2232
WR Kenny Randle39------1830
DE Jason Buck------187---25
TE Tony Hunter517---------22
DT Donald Chumley------175---22
WR Steve Tasker01------1920
RB Freeman McNeil01------89
OLB Tim Green------0099
P Mike Hubach00------88
T Gary Kowalski00------88
T Brian Blados00------88
C Jeffery Baxter00------88
G Jeff Bregel00------88
DE Donald Evans------1168
K Rex Robinson00------55
RB Butch Woolfork23---------5
OLB Calvin Daniels------2114
QB Marty Cortez00---------0
AtlantaRPlyOffPPlyOffRPlyDefPPlyDefSTPlyTotal Plays
TE Steve Jordan3139------2797
CB Terry Taylor------15581689
CB Patrick Hunter------15581588
G Rich Rosen3539------1084
G Roy Foster3539------1084
T Scott Bergold3539------1084
T Don Sommer3539------1084
S Perry Williams------1558376
OLB Brian Noble------1558275
QB Warren Moon3539---------74
C Tony Berryhill3539---------74
WR Ernest Givins3435------372
WR Willis Adams3335---------68
S Scott Woerner------1443562
ILB Niko Noga------14351059
RB Jewerl Thomas2131---------52
DE Mark Mraz------1337151
WR Calvin Muhammad2415------1150
DE Keith Guthrie------1336150
DT Tim Newton------1335149
CB Steve Brown------4212348
DT Randy Trautman------828743
CB Herb Welch------729642
DT Gerald Nichols------630137
OLB Mike Merriweather------529236
FB Mickey Merrifield410------2236
S Nelson Jones------1161633
OLB Matt Monger------328132
TE Tom Mullady1118---------29
DT Pat Swoopes------323127
OLB Jim Haslett------012223
RB Rod Bernstine02------2123
WR Frankie Neal10------2223
DE Jim Reynosa------115723
RB Newton Williams146---------20
K Max Zendejas00------1313
P Harry Newsome00------1010
C Tyler Lusk00------1010
TE Doug Marsh24---------6
G DeAndre Jamison00---------0
QB Randy Essington00---------0
T Dave Piepkorn00---------0
OLB Rydell Malancon------00---0
OLB Alex Gordon------00---0
S Larry Brewton------00---0

Directional Rushing Statistics

DistanceAttYardsAvg
Left461.5
Middle7304.3
Right400.0
None000.0
DistanceAttYardsAvg
Left10141.4
Middle18804.4
Right5224.4
None2-3-1.5

Detailed Passing Statistics

New OrleansAttCmp20+BdThDropDfnsHurrKnckIntc
John Elway572633510923
AtlantaAttCmp20+BdThDropDfnsHurrKnckIntc
Warren Moon37224024820

Directional Passing Statistics

DistanceAttCompYardsAvg
Screen95424.7
Short (0-8 Yds)238672.9
Medium (9-18 Yds)19111367.2
Long (19+ Yds)626210.3
DistanceAttCompYardsAvg
Screen86769.5
Short (0-8 Yds)128877.3
Medium (9-18 Yds)136655.0
Long (19+ Yds)425313.3

Detailed Receiving Statistics

New OrleansTargtCaugtDropdYards20+PPlay
RB Earnest Byner188457054
WR Haywood Jeffires127076152
TE Chris Combs83048056
WR Chester Cooper54067127
TE Tony Hunter4010017
WR James Maness41019042
WR Kenny Randle2101209
RB Butch Woolfork2102713
FB Patrick Shepard2101021
AtlantaTargtCaugtDropdYards20+PPlay
TE Steve Jordan84148039
WR Ernest Givins74042035
RB Jewerl Thomas63033131
WR Willis Adams54064135
WR Calvin Muhammad54147215
TE Tom Mullady42031018
FB Mickey Merrifield11016010
RB Rod Bernstine100002

Red-Zone Rushing Statistics

New OrleansAttYardsAvgOverall Avg
AtlantaAttYardsAvgOverall Avg
RB Jewerl Thomas461.502.85
QB Warren Moon188.001.67
RB Newton Williams166.004.25

Red-Zone Passing Statistics

New OrleansAttCompYardsAvg/AttOverall Avg
John Elway2000.005.39
AtlantaAttCompYardsAvg/AttOverall Avg
Warren Moon32155.007.59

Red-Zone Receiving Statistics

New OrleansTargetCatchYardsAvg/TargOverall Avg
WR Haywood Jeffires2000.006.33
AtlantaTargetCatchYardsAvg/TargOverall Avg
WR Ernest Givins22157.506.00
TE Tom Mullady1000.007.75

Third Down Rushing Statistics

New OrleansRushesConversions
QB John Elway10
AtlantaRushesConversions
RB Jewerl Thomas20
RB Newton Williams11

Third Down Passing Statistics

New OrleansAttCompConversions
John Elway1553
AtlantaAttCompConversions
Warren Moon1385

Third Down Receiving Statistics

New OrleansTargCatchConversions
TE Chris Combs622
RB Earnest Byner400
WR Haywood Jeffires321
WR Chester Cooper110
FB Patrick Shepard100
AtlantaTargCatchConversions
RB Jewerl Thomas310
WR Ernest Givins322
TE Tom Mullady211
WR Calvin Muhammad221
TE Steve Jordan210
WR Willis Adams111

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)