Week 13, 1987

played in Denver, CO

44 degrees, fair, 1 mph wind

Pittsburgh Steelers314317-37
Denver Broncos10000-10

Scoring Summary
1Q: 12:43 DEN - Mike Cofer 51 field goal
1Q: 06:11 DEN - Carlos Carson 4 pass from Doug Williams (Mike Cofer extra point)
1Q: 03:34 PIT - Jim Breech 51 field goal
2Q: 04:15 PIT - Doug Crosbie 14 pass from Bernie Kosar (Jim Breech extra point)
2Q: 01:10 PIT - Robert Lyles 38 interception return (Jim Breech extra point)
3Q: 06:55 PIT - Jim Breech 38 field goal
4Q: 11:31 PIT - Stanford Jennings 1 run (Jim Breech extra point)
4Q: 07:55 PIT - Curtis Adams 14 run (Jim Breech extra point)
4Q: 04:30 PIT - Jim Breech 36 field goal

Team StatisticsPITDEN
Record7-50-12
First Downs2011
- by Rushing106
- by Passing105
- by Penalty00
Total Net Yards383238
- Offensive Plays6551
- Yards per Play5.894.67
Net Rushing Yards152104
- Rushing Attempts3516
- Yards per Rush4.346.50
Net Passing Yards231134
- Att./Comp./Intrcpt29 - 19 - 032 - 22 - 1
- Gross Passing Yards234153
- Sacks/Yards Lost1/33/19
- Yards per Pass Play7.703.83
Fumbles/Lost0/01/1
3rd Down Conversions4/133/12
- Avg. YtG on 3rd Down9.96.9
4th Down Conversions0/00/0
Penalties/Yards6/502/18
Punt Returns/Yards6/613/10
Kick Returns/Yards2/434/68
Interception Ret./Yards1/380/0
2pt Conversions0/00/0
Red Zone Visits51
- Red Zone TDs/FGs3/21/0
Avg. Drive StartOWN 34OWN 22
Time of Possession34:2025:40

Drive Charts

Pittsburgh Steelers
QuarBeganPossFromPlaysYardsResult
112:353:22OWN 39613Punt
16:052:36OWN 29537Field Goal
11:291:37OWN 463-7Punt
210:326:23OWN 71493Touchdown
22:030:53OWN 253-6Punt
315:003:01OWN 25418Punt
39:543:06OWN 43636Field Goal
34:120:56OWN 2032Punt
31:375:17OWN 251175Touchdown
49:111:22OWN 29471Touchdown
47:022:39OPP 2435Field Goal
42:422:17OWN 4436Punt
Denver Broncos
QuarBeganPossFromPlaysYardsResult
115:002:25OWN 24442Field Goal
19:133:08OWN 20780Touchdown
13:292:00OWN 213-2Punt
214:524:20OWN 13838Punt
24:092:06OWN 2535Punt
21:100:08OWN 2710Interception
21:021:02OWN 12422Half
311:592:05OWN 2033Punt
36:482:36OWN 25619Punt
33:161:39OWN 3330Punt
411:202:09OWN 1531Punt
47:490:47OWN 311-7Fumble
44:231:41OWN 253-1Punt
40:250:25OWN 20231Game

Game MVP: Bernie Kosar, Pittsburgh Steelers

Rushing Statistics

PittsburghAttYardsAvgLG10+TD
RB Stanford Jennings15755.001741
RB Curtis Adams14423.001421
RB Barry Word4225.501410
QB Bernie Kosar2136.50700
DenverAttYardsAvgLG10+TD
RB Derrick Harmon9535.891520
RB Allen Pinkett492.25600
QB Doug Williams144.00400
WR Dwight Collins13535.003510
RB Paul Palmer133.00300

Passing Statistics

PittsburghAttCompYardsSk/YdTDLGIntRate
Bernie Kosar29192341/31430101.7
DenverAttCompYardsSk/YdTDLGIntRate
Doug Williams28201223/19138176.7
Jim Crocicchia42310/0031076.0

Receiving Statistics

PittsburghCatchTargYardsAvgYACLGTD
WR Nate Johnson588917.8077430
WR Gerald Carter344214.005160
TE Clint Didier253216.0017260
WR Ron Brown24136.50070
RB Stanford Jennings223115.5027250
RB Curtis Adams2294.50660
TE Doug Crosbie111414.009141
FB Booker Moore1155.00050
TE Tim Wrightman11-1-1.000-10
RB Barry Word0100.00000
DenverCatchTargYardsAvgYACLGTD
WR Carlos Carson56163.207101
WR Jimmy Childs33113.67150
TE John Thompson373411.3314240
RB Derrick Harmon355117.0033380
WR Dwight Collins3441.33050
RB Paul Palmer2231.50030
TE Peyton Earhart2231.50030
RB Allen Pinkett113131.0023310
WR Mark Pattison0200.00000

Interception Statistics

PittsburghIntsYardsAvgTD
OLB Robert Lyles13838.001
DenverIntsYardsAvgTD

Fumble Statistics

PittsburghFumbRecovForceTD
DE Dwayne Buckley0110
DenverFumbRecovForceTD
QB Doug Williams1000

Punting Statistics

PittsburghPuntYardsAvgNetLGIn20
Jim Arnold631252.040.3571
DenverPuntYardsAvgNetLGIn20
Scott Fulhage840250.340.1602

Kicking Statistics

PittsburghFGs40+Yd50+YdLGPAT
Jim Breech3/31/11/1514/4
DenverFGs40+Yd50+YdLGPAT
Mike Cofer1/11/11/1511/1

Punt Return Statistics

PittsburghRetYardsAvgTD
Billy Ryckman66110.20
DenverRetYardsAvgTD
Dwight Collins3103.30

Kick Return Statistics

PittsburghRetYardsAvgTD
Billy Ryckman24321.50
DenverRetYardsAvgTD
Mark Pattison35217.30
Jimmy Childs11616.00

Defensive Statistics

PittsburghTackAsstSackRPlayPPlay
OLB Robert Lyles930.01634
S Gerald Small420.01533
CB Kevin Ross310.01531
S Pete Shaw300.01527
OLB Mike Singletary300.01531
DT Kit Lathrop211.5620
DE Wilson Whitney201.0110
DE Dwayne Buckley200.5714
DE Keith Ferguson230.01527
S Mike Whitwell210.0213
S Mike Harden200.0419
ILB Glenn Cameron120.01419
ILB Troy Benson110.0919
CB Mario Clark100.0817
DE Phil Murphy100.0210
CB Kenny Johnson100.045
DT Henry Thomas100.01015
OLB Gary Padjen010.016
DenverTackAsstSackRPlayPPlay
S Dennis Smith1430.03529
ILB Eugene Lockhart750.03530
OLB Joe Kohlbrand600.03427
S Don Bessillieu500.01013
S Bryan Howard400.03120
DT Richard Tharpe320.02511
CB Patrick Allen310.03230
OLB Scott Stephen230.03127
DE Frank Warren220.02622
DE Leslie O'Neal210.03425
DT Tim Gooch101.028
CB Delton Hall140.02118
OLB Lonnie Flynn100.013
CB Ellis Jones100.049
CB Ed Berry010.03022

Pass Rush Statistics

PittsburghSackBlockHurryKnockPPlay
DT Kit Lathrop1.500020
DE Wilson Whitney1.001010
DE Dwayne Buckley0.500014
DE Keith Ferguson0.011127
DenverSackBlockHurryKnockPPlay
DT Tim Gooch1.00008
DE Ron Holmes0.001013
ILB Eugene Lockhart0.000130

Pass Defense Statistics

PittsburghCaughtDefnsdIntrcpPPlay
OLB Robert Lyles61134
S Gerald Small31033
CB Kevin Ross30031
S Mike Whitwell20013
ILB Troy Benson11019
DE Wilson Whitney10010
S Pete Shaw10027
DT Kit Lathrop10020
DE Phil Murphy10010
S Mike Harden10019
OLB Mike Singletary10031
DE Dwayne Buckley10014
DenverCaughtDefnsdIntrcpPPlay
S Dennis Smith60029
S Bryan Howard31020
CB Patrick Allen31030
S Don Bessillieu20013
OLB Scott Stephen20027
DT Richard Tharpe10011
OLB Lonnie Flynn1003
CB Ellis Jones1009
CB Ed Berry02022
DE Frank Warren01022
ILB Eugene Lockhart01030

Blocking Statistics

PittsburghKeyBlBlOppPancRPlySckAPPly
G R.C. Thielemann46035030
T Doug Williams46032030
C Doug Smith39035030
G Chris Godfrey27035030
T Joe Delvin12032130
TE Tim Wrightman110809
FB Booker Moore0207011
DenverKeyBlBlOppPancRPlySckAPPly
T Lomas Brown34116035
G Paul Fairchild13015231
C Robert Gradkowski13016035
T Bruce Armstrong12015131
TE Peyton Earhart1105011
G Steve Trapilo11015031
T Lance Reynolds010104

Special Teams Tackles

PittsburghTacklesSTPlays
Robert Lyles415
Brian Baschnagel122
Billy Ryckman119
Mike Harden114
DenverTacklesSTPlays
Don Bessillieu527
Peyton Earhart126
Eugene Lockhart114
Lomas Brown19

Participation

PittsburghRPlyOffPPlyOffRPlyDefPPlyDefSTPlyTotal Plays
T Doug Williams3230------971
G R.C. Thielemann3530---------65
C Doug Smith3530---------65
G Chris Godfrey3530---------65
OLB Robert Lyles------16341565
QB Bernie Kosar3530---------65
T Joe Delvin3230---------62
WR Nate Johnson3229---------61
WR Gerald Carter3126---------57
RB Stanford Jennings1718------2055
CB Kevin Ross------1531955
TE Clint Didier2925---------54
S Gerald Small------1533149
OLB Mike Singletary------1531147
CB Mario Clark------8172045
DE Keith Ferguson------1527143
S Pete Shaw------1527---42
WR Ron Brown2415------342
FB Booker Moore711------2240
ILB Troy Benson------9191240
S Mike Harden------4191437
TE Doug Crosbie52------2835
DT Kit Lathrop------620935
ILB Glenn Cameron------1419---33
OLB Gary Padjen------162532
WR Brian Baschnagel43------2229
S Aaron Mitchell------161926
DT Henry Thomas------1015---25
CB Milton Mack------815124
DE Keith Willis------814---22
RB Curtis Adams148---------22
DE Dwayne Buckley------714---21
DE Wilson Whitney------110920
WR Billy Ryckman00------1919
TE Tim Wrightman89---------17
S Mike Whitwell------213116
C Don Macek30------912
DE Phil Murphy------210---12
CB Kenny Johnson------45312
T Steve Buxton30------912
K Jim Breech00------1111
C Mike McDonald00------99
P Jim Arnold00------99
G Duval Love00------99
RB Barry Word44---------8
QB Deiter Brock00---------0
DenverRPlyOffPPlyOffRPlyDefPPlyDefSTPlyTotal Plays
ILB Eugene Lockhart------35301479
S Dennis Smith------3529367
CB Patrick Allen------3230567
OLB Joe Kohlbrand------3427566
DE Leslie O'Neal------3425362
OLB Scott Stephen------3127361
T Lomas Brown1635------960
G Paul Fairchild1531------955
G Steve Trapilo1531------955
T Bruce Armstrong1531------955
CB Ed Berry------3022153
S Bryan Howard------3120152
C Robert Gradkowski1635---------51
S Don Bessillieu------10132750
TE John Thompson1534---------49
DE Frank Warren------2622149
CB Delton Hall------2118847
QB Doug Williams1531---------46
WR Carlos Carson1530---------45
WR Dwight Collins918------1845
WR Mark Pattison719------1743
TE Peyton Earhart511------2642
DT Richard Tharpe------2511137
FB Dwayne Crutchfield611------1835
RB Allen Pinkett412------1935
WR Jimmy Childs615------829
RB Derrick Harmon1117------129
CB Ellis Jones------491629
OLB Lonnie Flynn------132327
DE Ron Holmes------1013225
ILB Art Stringer------1012123
DT Tim Johnson------811120
DT Tim Gooch------28717
ILB Calvin O'Neal------001414
DE Hal Stephens------3069
C Bennett Sanderson00------99
P Scott Fulhage00------99
WR Thomas Henley00------88
S Robert Moore------3047
RB Paul Palmer15---------6
T Lance Reynolds14---------5
C Kirk Lowdermilk14---------5
G Reggie Singletary14---------5
QB Jim Crocicchia14---------5
TE Renaldo Hancock13---------4
K Mike Cofer00------44

Directional Rushing Statistics

DistanceAttYardsAvg
Left12453.8
Middle16583.6
Right7497.0
None000.0
DistanceAttYardsAvg
Left13535.0
Middle10393.9
Right5306.0
None000.0

Detailed Passing Statistics

PittsburghAttCmp20+BdThDropDfnsHurrKnckIntc
Bernie Kosar29194126110
DenverAttCmp20+BdThDropDfnsHurrKnckIntc
Doug Williams28202112211
Jim Crocicchia421011000

Directional Passing Statistics

DistanceAttCompYardsAvg
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Short (0-8 Yds)141115711.2
Medium (9-18 Yds)62305.0
Long (19+ Yds)2000.0
DistanceAttCompYardsAvg
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Short (0-8 Yds)19131156.1
Medium (9-18 Yds)2000.0
Long (19+ Yds)212412.0

Detailed Receiving Statistics

PittsburghTargtCaugtDropdYards20+PPlay
WR Nate Johnson85089229
TE Clint Didier52032125
WR Gerald Carter43042026
WR Ron Brown42113015
RB Stanford Jennings22031118
RB Curtis Adams220908
TE Doug Crosbie1101402
FB Booker Moore1105011
TE Tim Wrightman110-109
RB Barry Word101004
DenverTargtCaugtDropdYards20+PPlay
TE John Thompson73234134
WR Carlos Carson65016030
RB Derrick Harmon53051117
WR Dwight Collins4304018
WR Jimmy Childs33011015
WR Mark Pattison2000019
RB Paul Palmer220305
TE Peyton Earhart2203011
RB Allen Pinkett11031112

Red-Zone Rushing Statistics

PittsburghAttYardsAvgOverall Avg
RB Stanford Jennings341.335.00
RB Curtis Adams3258.333.00
DenverAttYardsAvgOverall Avg
RB Derrick Harmon294.505.89

Red-Zone Passing Statistics

PittsburghAttCompYardsAvg/AttOverall Avg
Bernie Kosar222110.508.07
DenverAttCompYardsAvg/AttOverall Avg
Doug Williams1144.004.36

Red-Zone Receiving Statistics

PittsburghTargetCatchYardsAvg/TargOverall Avg
TE Doug Crosbie111414.0014.00
WR Ron Brown1177.003.25
DenverTargetCatchYardsAvg/TargOverall Avg
WR Carlos Carson1144.002.67

Third Down Rushing Statistics

PittsburghRushesConversions
RB Stanford Jennings20
QB Bernie Kosar21
DenverRushesConversions
RB Allen Pinkett21

Third Down Passing Statistics

PittsburghAttCompConversions
Bernie Kosar853
DenverAttCompConversions
Doug Williams962

Third Down Receiving Statistics

PittsburghTargCatchConversions
WR Gerald Carter322
WR Nate Johnson220
FB Booker Moore111
TE Clint Didier100
WR Ron Brown100
DenverTargCatchConversions
WR Carlos Carson331
TE John Thompson211
WR Dwight Collins210
WR Jimmy Childs110
WR Mark Pattison100

SectionAttendance
Stadium35,300 (70,000 capacity)
Upper Deck10,200 (21,400)
End Zone7,300 (15,400)
Mezzanine4,500 (8,900)
Sideline Seats7,000 (13,600)
Club Seats3,900 (7,400)
Luxury Boxes2,400 (3,300)