Week 14, 1987

played in Minnesota, MN

44 degrees, rain, 6 mph wind

Denver Broncos7703-17
Minnesota Vikings3069-18

Scoring Summary
1Q: 06:41 DEN - Carlos Carson 11 pass from Doug Williams (Mike Cofer extra point)
1Q: 02:29 MIN - Paul McFadden 24 field goal
2Q: 14:11 DEN - Carlos Carson 15 pass from Doug Williams (Mike Cofer extra point)
3Q: 09:22 MIN - Junior Tautalatasi 7 run (Paul McFadden extra point failed)
4Q: 12:02 DEN - Mike Cofer 49 field goal
4Q: 03:11 MIN - Art Monk 1 pass from Steve Grogan (Junior Tautalatasi run for conversion failed)
4Q: 00:06 MIN - Paul McFadden 45 field goal

Team StatisticsDENMIN
Record0-139-4
First Downs1618
- by Rushing37
- by Passing1311
- by Penalty00
Total Net Yards301412
- Offensive Plays6271
- Yards per Play4.855.80
Net Rushing Yards47147
- Rushing Attempts1824
- Yards per Rush2.616.13
Net Passing Yards254265
- Att./Comp./Intrcpt40 - 25 - 045 - 28 - 0
- Gross Passing Yards268277
- Sacks/Yards Lost4/142/12
- Yards per Pass Play5.775.64
Fumbles/Lost1/01/1
3rd Down Conversions5/157/18
- Avg. YtG on 3rd Down8.78.3
4th Down Conversions0/03/3
Penalties/Yards4/217/69
Punt Returns/Yards1/144/60
Kick Returns/Yards2/351/31
Interception Ret./Yards0/00/0
2pt Conversions0/01/0
Red Zone Visits23
- Red Zone TDs/FGs2/02/1
Avg. Drive StartOWN 23OWN 31
Time of Possession28:1931:41

Drive Charts

Denver Broncos
QuarBeganPossFromPlaysYardsResult
111:595:28OWN 321168Touchdown
12:213:16OWN 25775Touchdown
212:001:59OWN 16415Punt
28:273:48OWN 24833Punt
21:371:37OWN 20627Punt
315:001:56OWN 2534Punt
39:131:47OWN 153-1Punt
36:091:11503-2Punt
32:212:37OWN 556Punt
413:531:59OWN 20548Field Goal
49:121:44OWN 2039Punt
43:050:50OWN 2437Punt
40:010:01OWN 2510Game
Minnesota Vikings
QuarBeganPossFromPlaysYardsResult
115:003:0150418Fumble
16:314:10OWN 25768Field Goal
214:052:05OWN 25410Punt
210:011:34OWN 2539Punt
24:393:02OWN 6953Punt
313:043:51OWN 34666Touchdown
37:261:17OWN 394-18Punt
34:582:37OWN 7650Punt
414:440:51OPP 4536Punt
411:542:42OWN 25613Punt
47:284:23OPP 441044Touchdown
42:152:14OWN 331039Field Goal

Game MVP: Steve Grogan, Minnesota Vikings

Rushing Statistics

DenverAttYardsAvgLG10+TD
RB Derrick Harmon15312.07900
QB Doug Williams3165.331010
MinnesotaAttYardsAvgLG10+TD
RB Junior Tautalatasi171046.125121
QB Steve Grogan3268.671110
RB James Brooks3155.001110
WR Drew Hill122.00200

Passing Statistics

DenverAttCompYardsSk/YdTDLGIntRate
Doug Williams40252684/14236098.8
MinnesotaAttCompYardsSk/YdTDLGIntRate
Steve Grogan45282772/12142087.0

Receiving Statistics

DenverCatchTargYardsAvgYACLGTD
WR Carlos Carson81110212.7541192
WR Jimmy Childs455814.500360
TE John Thompson33248.000130
WR Mark Pattison373913.0019290
FB Dwayne Crutchfield2231.50550
WR Dwight Collins222211.002130
RB Derrick Harmon1766.00060
RB Allen Pinkett1188.00080
TE Peyton Earhart1266.00060
MinnesotaCatchTargYardsAvgYACLGTD
WR Drew Hill1114908.1835260
WR Art Monk710679.5743241
FB Santiago Erickson57408.0019120
WR Hassan Jones224723.5010420
RB James Brooks1199.00090
TE David Little132525.0017250
RB Junior Tautalatasi13-1-1.001-10
TE Travis Tucker0200.00000
WR Reggie Langhorne0200.00000

Interception Statistics

DenverIntsYardsAvgTD
MinnesotaIntsYardsAvgTD

Fumble Statistics

DenverFumbRecovForceTD
RB Derrick Harmon1000
G Steve Trapilo0100
OLB Scott Stephen0100
DE Leslie O'Neal0010
MinnesotaFumbRecovForceTD
QB Steve Grogan1000
DT Gerald Williams0010

Punting Statistics

DenverPuntYardsAvgNetLGIn20
Scott Fulhage941345.937.0532
MinnesotaPuntYardsAvgNetLGIn20
Dakota Gonzalez731144.433.9622

Kicking Statistics

DenverFGs40+Yd50+YdLGPAT
Mike Cofer1/11/10/0492/2
MinnesotaFGs40+Yd50+YdLGPAT
Paul McFadden2/21/10/0450/1

Punt Return Statistics

DenverRetYardsAvgTD
Dwight Collins11414.00
MinnesotaRetYardsAvgTD
Reggie Langhorne46015.00

Kick Return Statistics

DenverRetYardsAvgTD
Jimmy Childs11616.00
Mark Pattison11919.00
MinnesotaRetYardsAvgTD
James Brooks13131.00

Defensive Statistics

DenverTackAsstSackRPlayPPlay
OLB Scott Stephen910.02343
ILB Eugene Lockhart900.02447
S Dennis Smith620.02245
CB Patrick Allen420.02447
DE Leslie O'Neal301.02140
OLB Joe Kohlbrand320.02343
S Don Bessillieu300.0421
S Bryan Howard300.02333
DE Ron Holmes201.0425
ILB Art Stringer200.01419
DE Frank Warren200.02329
CB Ed Berry200.02134
CB Ellis Jones200.0313
CB Delton Hall120.01027
DT Richard Tharpe100.01120
MinnesotaTackAsstSackRPlayPPlay
ILB Reggie McKenzie520.01631
OLB Lester Boyd510.01631
CB Eugene Daniel500.01224
DT Gerald Williams402.01531
S Kerry Justin440.01735
DT Todd Liebenstein331.51741
DE Robert Thompson320.51838
CB Vann McElroy310.01743
S Eugene Robinson300.01021
OLB Ken Woodard210.0614
ILB Lance Sellers200.0213
CB Lyle Pickens110.028
CB Eric Thomas110.01743
DE Mark Jerue100.01743
S Bo Metcalf100.0823
DE Jim Herrmann100.017
CB Maurice Douglass100.0213

Pass Rush Statistics

DenverSackBlockHurryKnockPPlay
DE Ron Holmes1.002025
DE Leslie O'Neal1.001140
DE Frank Warren0.001029
OLB Joe Kohlbrand0.001043
DT Tim Gooch0.000111
OLB Scott Stephen0.000143
MinnesotaSackBlockHurryKnockPPlay
DT Gerald Williams2.012131
DT Todd Liebenstein1.500041
DE Robert Thompson0.502138
DE Mark Jerue0.002143

Pass Defense Statistics

DenverCaughtDefnsdIntrcpPPlay
OLB Scott Stephen51043
ILB Eugene Lockhart50047
CB Patrick Allen42047
S Dennis Smith41045
S Bryan Howard21033
CB Ed Berry20034
CB Ellis Jones20013
CB Delton Hall11027
S Don Bessillieu10021
DT Richard Tharpe10020
DE Ron Holmes10025
OLB Joe Kohlbrand01043
MinnesotaCaughtDefnsdIntrcpPPlay
OLB Lester Boyd41031
ILB Reggie McKenzie41031
S Kerry Justin30035
CB Eugene Daniel21024
S Eugene Robinson20021
CB Maurice Douglass20013
ILB Lance Sellers20013
CB Vann McElroy11043
OLB Ken Woodard10014
S Bo Metcalf10023
DT Gerald Williams10031
CB Lyle Pickens1008
CB Eric Thomas10043

Blocking Statistics

DenverKeyBlBlOppPancRPlySckAPPly
C Robert Gradkowski16018044
G Steve Trapilo15018144
G Paul Fairchild12018144
T Lomas Brown03018144
T Bruce Armstrong00018144
MinnesotaKeyBlBlOppPancRPlySckAPPly
G Raleigh McKenzie34015019
T Steve August24124047
G Steve Wallace18024147
C Chuck Thomas14024047
T Steve Moore01024047
C Bob White0009128

Special Teams Tackles

DenverTacklesSTPlays
Don Bessillieu126
Lonnie Flynn124
Eugene Lockhart115
Paul Palmer19
Patrick Allen13
MinnesotaTacklesSTPlays
Micah Moon126
Jamie Holland118
Chris Kelley114

Participation

DenverRPlyOffPPlyOffRPlyDefPPlyDefSTPlyTotal Plays
ILB Eugene Lockhart------24471586
CB Patrick Allen------2447374
G Paul Fairchild1844------1072
T Lomas Brown1844------1072
G Steve Trapilo1844------1072
T Bruce Armstrong1844------1072
S Dennis Smith------2245269
OLB Joe Kohlbrand------2343369
OLB Scott Stephen------2343268
DE Leslie O'Neal------2140263
QB Doug Williams1844---------62
TE John Thompson1844---------62
C Robert Gradkowski1844---------62
WR Carlos Carson1843---------61
S Bryan Howard------2333157
CB Ed Berry------2134156
WR Jimmy Childs1027------1754
DE Frank Warren------2329153
S Don Bessillieu------4212651
RB Derrick Harmon1730------148
CB Delton Hall------1027845
WR Dwight Collins922------1344
WR Mark Pattison1124------540
TE Peyton Earhart37------2636
ILB Art Stringer------1419134
FB Dwayne Crutchfield413------1734
CB Ellis Jones------3131632
DT Richard Tharpe------1120---31
DE Ron Holmes------425130
DT Tim Johnson------1216129
OLB Lonnie Flynn------142429
DT Tim Gooch------111820
RB Allen Pinkett010------919
ILB Calvin O'Neal------001212
C Bennett Sanderson00------1010
P Scott Fulhage00------1010
RB Paul Palmer00------99
WR Thomas Henley00------88
DE Hal Stephens------0077
K Mike Cofer00------55
S Robert Moore------0044
T Lance Reynolds00---------0
C Kirk Lowdermilk00---------0
G Reggie Singletary00---------0
QB Jim Crocicchia00---------0
TE Renaldo Hancock00---------0
MinnesotaRPlyOffPPlyOffRPlyDefPPlyDefSTPlyTotal Plays
G Steve Wallace2447------1485
T Steve August2447------778
C Chuck Thomas2447------475
CB Eric Thomas------17431474
QB Steve Grogan2447---------71
T Steve Moore2447---------71
WR Drew Hill2343---------66
TE David Little2144---------65
DE Robert Thompson------1838864
DE Mark Jerue------1743161
CB Vann McElroy------1743161
DT Todd Liebenstein------1741159
WR Art Monk2137---------58
TE Travis Tucker1119------2757
S Kerry Justin------1735---52
WR Reggie Langhorne1220------2052
S Bo Metcalf------8231950
RB Junior Tautalatasi2030---------50
OLB Lester Boyd------1631---47
ILB Reggie McKenzie------1631---47
DT Gerald Williams------1531147
C Bob White928------946
FB Santiago Erickson416------2040
G Raleigh McKenzie1519------337
CB Eugene Daniel------1224---36
OLB Micah Moon------192636
S Eugene Robinson------1021---31
CB Lyle Pickens------281929
ILB Lance Sellers------2131429
RB James Brooks414------422
TE Chris Kelley34------1421
WR Jamie Holland03------1821
OLB Ken Woodard------614---20
RB Chester Phillips00------1818
DT Darien Hines------313---16
CB Maurice Douglass------213116
DT Jim Scott------13913
DE Jim Herrmann------17210
C Juan Ware00------99
P Dakota Gonzalez00------99
T Roger Caron00------99
K Paul McFadden00------77
WR Hassan Jones15---------6
QB Luc Tousignant00---------0
TE Keith Lester00---------0
QB Steve Beuerlein00---------0

Directional Rushing Statistics

DistanceAttYardsAvg
Left3144.7
Middle13282.2
Right252.5
None000.0
DistanceAttYardsAvg
Left46917.3
Middle18653.6
Right2136.5
None000.0

Detailed Passing Statistics

DenverAttCmp20+BdThDropDfnsHurrKnckIntc
Doug Williams40252314630
MinnesotaAttCmp20+BdThDropDfnsHurrKnckIntc
Steve Grogan45284137530

Directional Passing Statistics

DistanceAttCompYardsAvg
Screen76334.7
Short (0-8 Yds)139906.9
Medium (9-18 Yds)148926.6
Long (19+ Yds)62538.8
DistanceAttCompYardsAvg
Screen127594.9
Short (0-8 Yds)21171617.7
Medium (9-18 Yds)93151.7
Long (19+ Yds)214221.0

Detailed Receiving Statistics

DenverTargtCaugtDropdYards20+PPlay
WR Carlos Carson1180102043
RB Derrick Harmon7116030
WR Mark Pattison73039124
WR Jimmy Childs54058127
TE John Thompson33024044
FB Dwayne Crutchfield2203013
WR Dwight Collins22022022
TE Peyton Earhart210607
RB Allen Pinkett1108010
MinnesotaTargtCaugtDropdYards20+PPlay
WR Drew Hill1411190143
WR Art Monk107067137
FB Santiago Erickson75140016
TE David Little31025144
RB Junior Tautalatasi311-1030
TE Travis Tucker2000019
WR Reggie Langhorne2000020
WR Hassan Jones2204715
RB James Brooks1109014

Red-Zone Rushing Statistics

DenverAttYardsAvgOverall Avg
RB Derrick Harmon3124.002.07
MinnesotaAttYardsAvgOverall Avg
RB Junior Tautalatasi3134.336.12
RB James Brooks100.005.00

Red-Zone Passing Statistics

DenverAttCompYardsAvg/AttOverall Avg
Doug Williams33248.006.70
MinnesotaAttCompYardsAvg/AttOverall Avg
Steve Grogan43143.506.16

Red-Zone Receiving Statistics

DenverTargetCatchYardsAvg/TargOverall Avg
WR Carlos Carson222613.009.27
FB Dwayne Crutchfield11-2-2.001.50
MinnesotaTargetCatchYardsAvg/TargOverall Avg
WR Art Monk2273.506.70
WR Drew Hill1177.006.43
RB Junior Tautalatasi1000.00-0.33

Third Down Rushing Statistics

DenverRushesConversions
RB Derrick Harmon20
QB Doug Williams10
MinnesotaRushesConversions
RB Junior Tautalatasi11

Third Down Passing Statistics

DenverAttCompConversions
Doug Williams1285
MinnesotaAttCompConversions
Steve Grogan17106

Third Down Receiving Statistics

DenverTargCatchConversions
WR Carlos Carson543
TE John Thompson221
WR Mark Pattison200
TE Peyton Earhart210
WR Dwight Collins111
MinnesotaTargCatchConversions
WR Art Monk642
FB Santiago Erickson320
WR Drew Hill311
TE David Little211
RB James Brooks111
WR Reggie Langhorne100
WR Hassan Jones111

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)