Week 12, 1987

played in New Orleans, LA

52 degrees, rain, 11 mph wind

Indianapolis Colts10636-25
New Orleans Saints7770-21

Scoring Summary
1Q: 11:35 IND - Phil Epps 23 pass from Ben Bennett (Chris Bahr extra point)
1Q: 06:00 NOS - Chris Combs 4 pass from John Elway (Rex Robinson extra point)
1Q: 00:52 IND - Chris Bahr 28 field goal
2Q: 12:05 IND - Chris Bahr 46 field goal
2Q: 03:15 NOS - James Maness 6 pass from John Elway (Rex Robinson extra point)
2Q: 00:32 IND - Chris Bahr 55 field goal
3Q: 10:38 NOS - Earnest Byner 42 run (Rex Robinson extra point)
3Q: 06:22 IND - Chris Bahr 40 field goal
4Q: 14:33 IND - Chris Bahr 34 field goal
4Q: 04:54 IND - Chris Bahr 48 field goal

Team StatisticsINDNOS
Record6-52-9
First Downs2121
- by Rushing107
- by Passing1112
- by Penalty02
Total Net Yards401330
- Offensive Plays6658
- Yards per Play6.085.69
Net Rushing Yards194112
- Rushing Attempts3321
- Yards per Rush5.885.33
Net Passing Yards207218
- Att./Comp./Intrcpt32 - 19 - 033 - 21 - 0
- Gross Passing Yards215238
- Sacks/Yards Lost1/84/20
- Yards per Pass Play6.275.89
Fumbles/Lost0/00/0
3rd Down Conversions5/134/10
- Avg. YtG on 3rd Down7.36.2
4th Down Conversions0/00/1
Penalties/Yards4/354/30
Punt Returns/Yards2/190/0
Kick Returns/Yards3/792/32
Interception Ret./Yards0/00/0
2pt Conversions0/00/0
Red Zone Visits22
- Red Zone TDs/FGs0/22/0
Avg. Drive StartOWN 30OWN 19
Time of Possession31:1928:41

Drive Charts

Indianapolis Colts
QuarBeganPossFromPlaysYardsResult
115:003:40OWN 28672Touchdown
15:495:02OWN 391050Field Goal
214:522:54OWN 32539Field Goal
29:301:52OWN 3630Punt
23:050:53OWN 25528Punt
21:030:38OWN 42420Field Goal
310:194:05OWN 35842Field Goal
33:504:24OWN 35948Field Goal
410:475:58OWN 61063Field Goal
41:461:46OWN 23629Game
New Orleans Saints
QuarBeganPossFromPlaysYardsResult
111:205:31OWN 251175Touchdown
10:470:55OWN 253-5Punt
211:582:28OWN 1235Punt
27:384:33OWN 3997Touchdown
22:121:09OWN 203-2Punt
20:250:25OWN 251-1Half
315:004:41OWN 15985Touchdown
36:142:24OWN 2037Punt
414:263:39OWN 25622Punt
44:493:03OWN 251152Downs

Game MVP: Chris Bahr, Indianapolis Colts

Rushing Statistics

IndianapolisAttYardsAvgLG10+TD
RB Joe Carter211507.142060
RB Jon Francis8263.251210
QB Ben Bennett4184.50700
New OrleansAttYardsAvgLG10+TD
RB Earnest Byner16855.314231
RB Butch Woolfork22010.001410
QB John Elway2115.501210
WR Chester Cooper1-4-4.00-400

Passing Statistics

IndianapolisAttCompYardsSk/YdTDLGIntRate
Ben Bennett32192151/8128089.9
New OrleansAttCompYardsSk/YdTDLGIntRate
John Elway33212384/202610105.3

Receiving Statistics

IndianapolisCatchTargYardsAvgYACLGTD
WR Phil Epps69508.3334231
WR Mark Clayton494812.008210
TE Tony Samuels343511.6712210
WR Matt Bouza243919.5024250
TE Billy Griggs233819.0027280
WR Jackie Flowers1200.00000
RB Joe Carter1155.00050
New OrleansCatchTargYardsAvgYACLGTD
TE Chris Combs566813.6013231
RB Earnest Byner4108220.5062610
WR James Maness44276.75591
RB Butch Woolfork22136.50880
WR Chester Cooper22199.500110
WR Haywood Jeffires2652.50060
TE Tony Hunter112323.0014230
FB Patrick Shepard1211.00410

Interception Statistics

IndianapolisIntsYardsAvgTD
New OrleansIntsYardsAvgTD

Fumble Statistics

IndianapolisFumbRecovForceTD
New OrleansFumbRecovForceTD

Punting Statistics

IndianapolisPuntYardsAvgNetLGIn20
Brian Hansen210854.044.0611
New OrleansPuntYardsAvgNetLGIn20
Mike Hubach523947.844.0611

Kicking Statistics

IndianapolisFGs40+Yd50+YdLGPAT
Chris Bahr6/64/41/1551/1
New OrleansFGs40+Yd50+YdLGPAT
Rex Robinson0/00/00/003/3

Punt Return Statistics

IndianapolisRetYardsAvgTD
Everson Walls2199.50
New OrleansRetYardsAvgTD

Kick Return Statistics

IndianapolisRetYardsAvgTD
Everson Walls37926.30
New OrleansRetYardsAvgTD
Roland James23216.00

Defensive Statistics

IndianapolisTackAsstSackRPlayPPlay
DE Phil Tabor600.51829
ILB Craig Bingham600.51829
OLB Joel Williams610.0914
OLB Emanuel King530.01835
S Glenn Blackwood500.02030
ILB Jon Brooks310.038
S William Graham310.02137
OLB Mike Douglass200.049
DE Freddie Joe Nunn131.52137
DE George Crump101.0513
CB Ted Watts120.01116
CB Dave Becker100.01020
CB Everson Walls100.01419
CB Mike Richardson100.01628
DT Frank Wright010.51826
DT Bill Pickel010.01526
S Lester Lyles010.027
New OrleansTackAsstSackRPlayPPlay
OLB Seth Joyner810.03333
S Ken Stills610.03333
ILB Sam Anno510.02721
CB Ernest Gibson420.01724
S Roland James410.01718
DE Doug Reed410.02628
CB Carl Lee400.02628
ILB Steve Busick300.0612
DT Warren Lyles221.02225
CB Ricky Smith220.02020
DT Dave Puzzuoli220.0915
S Chris Williams210.01616
DE Byron Darby210.01722
DT Lester Hancock100.01815
DT Donald Chumley100.01711
CB Jeff Sanchez100.02113
OLB Darryl Talley010.01212

Pass Rush Statistics

IndianapolisSackBlockHurryKnockPPlay
DE Freddie Joe Nunn1.502137
DE George Crump1.000113
DE Phil Tabor0.502029
DT Frank Wright0.501026
ILB Craig Bingham0.500029
New OrleansSackBlockHurryKnockPPlay
DT Warren Lyles1.000025
DE Byron Darby0.002022
DT Donald Chumley0.001111
ILB Sam Anno0.001121
OLB Darryl Talley0.001012

Pass Defense Statistics

IndianapolisCaughtDefnsdIntrcpPPlay
OLB Joel Williams50014
ILB Craig Bingham30029
OLB Emanuel King30035
S William Graham23037
CB Mike Richardson21028
OLB Mike Douglass2009
S Glenn Blackwood20030
CB Dave Becker10020
CB Everson Walls10019
S Lester Lyles0107
New OrleansCaughtDefnsdIntrcpPPlay
OLB Seth Joyner40033
CB Ernest Gibson31024
S Ken Stills31033
CB Carl Lee30028
CB Ricky Smith20020
ILB Steve Busick11012
S Roland James10018
DE Byron Darby10022
ILB Sam Anno10021

Blocking Statistics

IndianapolisKeyBlBlOppPancRPlySckAPPly
T John Alt610033033
G Ray Brown45033133
T Matt Darwin25133033
C Jay Hilgenberg25033033
G Bill Dugan14033033
New OrleansKeyBlBlOppPancRPlySckAPPly
G Kurt Peterson47021037
C Jeff Toews16021137
T Gary Kowalski12021237
T Dean Miraldi12021037
T Tootie Robbins11021137
FB Patrick Shepard010509

Special Teams Tackles

IndianapolisTacklesSTPlays
Jim Hough110
Dan Ross110
New OrleansTacklesSTPlays
Tim Green49
Earnest Byner117

Participation

IndianapolisRPlyOffPPlyOffRPlyDefPPlyDefSTPlyTotal Plays
G Bill Dugan3333------874
T John Alt3333------874
G Ray Brown3333------874
T Matt Darwin3333------874
C Jay Hilgenberg3333---------66
QB Ben Bennett3333---------66
WR Mark Clayton3129---------60
S William Graham------2137---58
TE Billy Griggs2731---------58
DE Freddie Joe Nunn------2137---58
OLB Emanuel King------1835---53
WR Phil Epps2725---------52
WR Matt Bouza2624------151
S Glenn Blackwood------2030---50
CB Everson Walls------14191750
RB Joe Carter2325------149
DE Phil Tabor------1829---47
ILB Craig Bingham------1829---47
DT Bill Pickel------1526546
CB Mike Richardson------1628---44
DT Frank Wright------1826---44
TE Tony Samuels710------2542
WR Jackie Flowers97------2339
RB Jon Francis108------1937
CB Ted Watts------1116936
CB Dave Becker------1020434
OLB Mike Douglass------491932
FB Kenny King12------2326
S Benny Perrin------171725
DE Jacob Green------717---24
OLB Joel Williams------914---23
DE George Crump------513523
ILB Jon Brooks------38920
TE Dan Ross24------1016
K Chris Bahr00------1414
S Lester Lyles------27514
WR Perry Tuttle20------1113
C Jim Hough00------1010
C Cole Berry00------88
P Brian Hansen00------88
QB Mike Kelley00---------0
C Don Laster00---------0
T Ed Muransky00---------0
G Larry Williams00---------0
T Dan Remsberg00---------0
RB Tony Cherry00---------0
New OrleansRPlyOffPPlyOffRPlyDefPPlyDefSTPlyTotal Plays
S Ken Stills------3333672
OLB Seth Joyner------3333672
RB Earnest Byner1933------1769
T Gary Kowalski2137------563
TE Chris Combs2136------259
DE Doug Reed------2628559
C Jeff Toews2137---------58
G Kurt Peterson2137---------58
T Dean Miraldi2137---------58
T Tootie Robbins2137---------58
QB John Elway2137---------58
CB Carl Lee------2628458
DT Warren Lyles------2225855
WR Haywood Jeffires2034---------54
CB Jeff Sanchez------21131852
S Chris Williams------16161951
WR James Maness1425------1251
ILB Sam Anno------2721---48
WR Chester Cooper1430------347
CB Ricky Smith------2020747
DE Byron Darby------1722645
S Roland James------1718944
OLB Darryl Talley------12122044
CB Ernest Gibson------1724243
DT Lester Hancock------1815336
DE Jason Buck------1914235
ILB Steve Busick------6121634
FB Patrick Shepard59------1933
DT Donald Chumley------1711---28
DT Dave Puzzuoli------915327
TE Mark Bavaro25------1825
WR Kenny Randle32------1419
OLB Tim Green------42915
TE Tony Hunter57---------12
RB Freeman McNeil00------88
TE Butch Rolle00------88
RB Butch Woolfork24---------6
OLB Calvin Daniels------3126
P Mike Hubach00------55
C Joshua George00------55
T Brian Blados00------55
G Jeff Bregel00------55
K Rex Robinson00------44
G Cameron Augustyniak00---------0
ILB Karl Mecklenburg------00---0
QB Rusty Hilger00---------0

Directional Rushing Statistics

DistanceAttYardsAvg
Left4348.5
Middle11938.5
Right17684.0
None1-1-1.0
DistanceAttYardsAvg
Left10848.4
Middle9273.0
Right122.0
None1-1-1.0

Detailed Passing Statistics

IndianapolisAttCmp20+BdThDropDfnsHurrKnckIntc
Ben Bennett32195323520
New OrleansAttCmp20+BdThDropDfnsHurrKnckIntc
John Elway33213115520

Directional Passing Statistics

DistanceAttCompYardsAvg
Screen4241.0
Short (0-8 Yds)20141668.3
Medium (9-18 Yds)42246.0
Long (19+ Yds)41215.3
DistanceAttCompYardsAvg
Screen557615.2
Short (0-8 Yds)1810834.6
Medium (9-18 Yds)95566.2
Long (19+ Yds)112323.0

Detailed Receiving Statistics

IndianapolisTargtCaugtDropdYards20+PPlay
WR Phil Epps96150125
WR Mark Clayton94148129
TE Tony Samuels43035110
WR Matt Bouza42039124
TE Billy Griggs32038131
WR Jackie Flowers210007
RB Joe Carter1105025
New OrleansTargtCaugtDropdYards20+PPlay
RB Earnest Byner104182133
TE Chris Combs65068136
WR Haywood Jeffires6205034
WR James Maness44027025
RB Butch Woolfork2201304
WR Chester Cooper22019030
FB Patrick Shepard210109
TE Tony Hunter1102317

Red-Zone Rushing Statistics

IndianapolisAttYardsAvgOverall Avg
RB Joe Carter188.007.14
New OrleansAttYardsAvgOverall Avg
RB Earnest Byner4153.755.31
RB Butch Woolfork166.0010.00

Red-Zone Passing Statistics

IndianapolisAttCompYardsAvg/AttOverall Avg
Ben Bennett4100.006.72
New OrleansAttCompYardsAvg/AttOverall Avg
John Elway32103.337.21

Red-Zone Receiving Statistics

IndianapolisTargetCatchYardsAvg/TargOverall Avg
WR Jackie Flowers1100.000.00
WR Phil Epps1000.005.56
WR Mark Clayton1000.005.33
TE Billy Griggs1000.0012.67
New OrleansTargetCatchYardsAvg/TargOverall Avg
TE Chris Combs1144.0011.33
WR James Maness1166.006.75
WR Haywood Jeffires1000.000.83

Third Down Rushing Statistics

IndianapolisRushesConversions
RB Joe Carter22
New OrleansRushesConversions
RB Earnest Byner32

Third Down Passing Statistics

IndianapolisAttCompConversions
Ben Bennett1183
New OrleansAttCompConversions
John Elway632

Third Down Receiving Statistics

IndianapolisTargCatchConversions
WR Phil Epps642
WR Jackie Flowers110
WR Matt Bouza100
WR Mark Clayton111
RB Joe Carter110
TE Billy Griggs110
New OrleansTargCatchConversions
WR Haywood Jeffires311
TE Chris Combs211
FB Patrick Shepard110

SectionAttendance
Stadium48,100 (70,000 capacity)
Upper Deck14,500 (21,400)
End Zone9,800 (15,400)
Mezzanine6,100 (8,900)
Sideline Seats9,500 (13,600)
Club Seats5,300 (7,400)
Luxury Boxes2,900 (3,300)