Week 14, 1987

played in Houston, TX

43 degrees, fair, 7 mph wind

New Orleans Saints00143-17
Houston Oilers33014-20

Scoring Summary
1Q: 08:53 HOU - Morten Andersen 49 field goal
2Q: 12:03 HOU - Morten Andersen 37 field goal
3Q: 13:15 NOS - Earnest Byner 26 pass from Rusty Hilger (Rex Robinson extra point)
3Q: 04:36 NOS - Ernest Gibson 78 interception return (Rex Robinson extra point)
4Q: 07:42 NOS - Rex Robinson 19 field goal
4Q: 04:30 HOU - Morten Andersen 22 field goal
4Q: 02:24 HOU - Greg Bell 1 pass from Frank Reich (Frank Reich pass to Johnny Hector for conversion)
4Q: 00:03 HOU - Morten Andersen 49 field goal

Team StatisticsNOSHOU
Record2-118-5
First Downs924
- by Rushing19
- by Passing814
- by Penalty01
Total Net Yards185461
- Offensive Plays5381
- Yards per Play3.495.69
Net Rushing Yards20233
- Rushing Attempts2040
- Yards per Rush1.005.83
Net Passing Yards165228
- Att./Comp./Intrcpt31 - 16 - 039 - 22 - 1
- Gross Passing Yards175236
- Sacks/Yards Lost2/102/8
- Yards per Pass Play5.005.56
Fumbles/Lost1/13/3
3rd Down Conversions2/145/16
- Avg. YtG on 3rd Down8.47.5
4th Down Conversions0/00/0
Penalties/Yards4/308/59
Punt Returns/Yards1/137/70
Kick Returns/Yards4/650/0
Interception Ret./Yards1/780/0
2pt Conversions0/01/1
Red Zone Visits12
- Red Zone TDs/FGs0/11/1
Avg. Drive StartOWN 33OWN 26
Time of Possession24:0036:00

Drive Charts

New Orleans Saints
QuarBeganPossFromPlaysYardsResult
18:472:04OWN 1739Punt
14:003:47OWN 20849Missed FG
211:571:34OWN 2233Punt
28:133:23OWN 20612Punt
22:321:31OWN 2037Punt
315:001:55OWN 39361Touchdown
310:080:52OWN 4433Punt
38:241:39OWN 3231Punt
30:560:40OWN 263-5Punt
413:102:45OWN 47510Punt
49:422:07OPP 15513Field Goal
46:460:11OWN 391-2Fumble
44:231:13OWN 2935Punt
42:171:12OWN 25414Punt
Houston Oilers
QuarBeganPossFromPlaysYardsResult
115:006:13OWN 111157Field Goal
16:432:43OWN 12534Punt
10:133:16OWN 38642Field Goal
210:232:10OWN 3936Punt
24:502:18OWN 29532Punt
21:011:01OWN 2230Half
313:052:57OWN 25637Fumble
39:160:52OWN 1736Punt
36:452:21OWN 26441Interception
34:243:28OWN 251149Fumble
30:162:06OWN 233-8Punt
410:250:43OWN 2023Fumble
47:350:49OWN 2530Punt
46:352:12OPP 37532Field Goal
43:100:53OWN 23677Touchdown
41:051:05OWN 29639Field Goal

Game MVP: Morten Andersen, Houston Oilers

Rushing Statistics

New OrleansAttYardsAvgLG10+TD
RB Earnest Byner1560.40500
RB Butch Woolfork4133.25600
WR Haywood Jeffires111.00100
HoustonAttYardsAvgLG10+TD
RB Greg Bell271435.302630
QB Frank Reich9687.561420
RB Johnny Hector3155.001410
WR Lindsay Scott177.00700

Passing Statistics

New OrleansAttCompYardsSk/YdTDLGIntRate
Rusty Hilger31161752/10135079.3
HoustonAttCompYardsSk/YdTDLGIntRate
Frank Reich39222362/8141172.2

Receiving Statistics

New OrleansCatchTargYardsAvgYACLGTD
WR Haywood Jeffires611467.679140
WR Chester Cooper44215.25580
TE Chris Combs363812.6714190
RB Earnest Byner256130.5053351
TE Mark Bavaro1499.00090
WR James Maness0100.00000
HoustonCatchTargYardsAvgYACLGTD
WR Lindsay Scott69538.8321220
WR John Smith5118316.6057410
WR Vince Williams333110.3315140
TE Mark Keel363210.676180
WR Clarence Weathers23178.500130
RB Greg Bell2442.00031
RB Johnny Hector121616.009160
WR James Pruitt0100.00000

Interception Statistics

New OrleansIntsYardsAvgTD
CB Ernest Gibson17878.001
HoustonIntsYardsAvgTD

Fumble Statistics

New OrleansFumbRecovForceTD
RB Earnest Byner1000
S Ken Stills0110
DE Doug Reed0100
CB Jeff Sanchez0100
DE Byron Darby0010
ILB Sam Anno0010
HoustonFumbRecovForceTD
QB Frank Reich2000
WR Clarence Weathers1000
DT Mike Golic0100
S Vance Bedford0010

Punting Statistics

New OrleansPuntYardsAvgNetLGIn20
Mike Hubach1050750.741.7716
HoustonPuntYardsAvgNetLGIn20
John Kidd628046.734.5550

Kicking Statistics

New OrleansFGs40+Yd50+YdLGPAT
Rex Robinson1/20/10/0192/2
HoustonFGs40+Yd50+YdLGPAT
Morten Andersen4/42/20/0490/0

Punt Return Statistics

New OrleansRetYardsAvgTD
Kenny Randle11313.00
HoustonRetYardsAvgTD
Barry Wilburn77010.00

Kick Return Statistics

New OrleansRetYardsAvgTD
Freeman McNeil46516.30
HoustonRetYardsAvgTD

Defensive Statistics

New OrleansTackAsstSackRPlayPPlay
OLB Seth Joyner1010.04041
S Ken Stills920.04041
ILB Sam Anno910.04040
S Chris Williams530.02524
CB Ricky Smith500.02526
CB Carl Lee500.03732
CB Jeff Sanchez400.03939
CB Ernest Gibson300.02326
DE Byron Darby211.03641
DT Warren Lyles200.02529
DT Dave Puzzuoli200.01314
OLB Tim Green101.0911
DT Donald Chumley130.01715
DE Doug Reed110.03734
CB Broderick Bracken100.025
DT Lester Hancock040.02524
HoustonTackAsstSackRPlayPPlay
ILB Dave Levenick530.02033
OLB Leon White401.089
S Carlton Williamson400.02032
S Vance Bedford400.02033
S Gene Atkins400.01212
CB Barry Wilburn320.01023
CB Bobby Watkins220.01830
OLB Mark Merrill210.01818
DT Mike Pitts200.02033
ILB Kurt Gouveia200.0015
DT Mark Walen101.059
DE Al Harris110.01931
DT Mike Golic110.01524
T Dwight Wheeler10---------
DE Curtis Greer100.01526
CB Mark Haynes100.0417
G Kevin Gogan10---------

Pass Rush Statistics

New OrleansSackBlockHurryKnockPPlay
DE Byron Darby1.003141
OLB Tim Green1.000011
DT Lester Hancock0.001024
DE Doug Reed0.001034
DT Warren Lyles0.000129
HoustonSackBlockHurryKnockPPlay
DT Mark Walen1.00009
OLB Leon White1.00009
DE Curtis Greer0.002126
DT Mike Pitts0.002033

Pass Defense Statistics

New OrleansCaughtDefnsdIntrcpPPlay
ILB Sam Anno51040
S Ken Stills31041
CB Carl Lee30032
CB Jeff Sanchez30039
OLB Seth Joyner30041
CB Ricky Smith20026
OLB Tim Green11011
S Chris Williams10024
CB Broderick Bracken1005
CB Ernest Gibson01126
HoustonCaughtDefnsdIntrcpPPlay
ILB Dave Levenick31033
CB Barry Wilburn31023
S Carlton Williamson23032
OLB Mark Merrill20018
ILB Kurt Gouveia20015
CB Bobby Watkins11030
S Vance Bedford11033
CB Mark Haynes10017
S Gene Atkins10012

Blocking Statistics

New OrleansKeyBlBlOppPancRPlySckAPPly
T Gary Kowalski23019131
C Jeff Toews15020033
T Tootie Robbins15017028
G Cameron Augustyniak05020133
T Dean Miraldi02020033
HoustonKeyBlBlOppPancRPlySckAPPly
T Will Wolford59140041
G Kevin Gogan48040041
G Tom Newberry47040141
G Winford Hood13024030
C Jameson Aguillard11016011
T Dwight Wheeler11040041
FB Larry Moriarty0107011
TE Mark Keel01038037
RB Greg Bell00033129

Special Teams Tackles

New OrleansTacklesSTPlays
Tim Green525
Butch Rolle126
Seth Joyner118
HoustonTacklesSTPlays
Timothy Dyer125
Mark Haynes120
Gene Atkins118
Dwight Wheeler115
Ezra Johnson112

Participation

New OrleansRPlyOffPPlyOffRPlyDefPPlyDefSTPlyTotal Plays
OLB Seth Joyner------40411899
S Ken Stills------4041485
ILB Sam Anno------4040484
CB Jeff Sanchez------3939482
DE Byron Darby------3641481
DE Doug Reed------3734980
CB Carl Lee------3732473
TE Chris Combs2033------1770
CB Ernest Gibson------23261766
S Chris Williams------25241665
DT Warren Lyles------25291064
RB Earnest Byner1627------2164
T Gary Kowalski1931------1262
CB Ricky Smith------2526556
C Jeff Toews2033---------53
T Dean Miraldi2033---------53
G Cameron Augustyniak2033---------53
DT Lester Hancock------2524453
QB Rusty Hilger2033---------53
WR Chester Cooper1222------1549
WR Haywood Jeffires1830---------48
T Tootie Robbins1728---------45
WR James Maness1426------545
OLB Tim Green------9112545
FB Patrick Shepard64------2737
DT Donald Chumley------1715---32
DT Dave Puzzuoli------1314---27
TE Butch Rolle00------2626
T Brian Blados35------1220
WR Kenny Randle00------1717
TE Tony Hunter610---------16
CB Broderick Bracken------25613
P Mike Hubach00------1212
C Joshua George00------1212
ILB Steve Busick------011112
G Jeff Bregel00------1212
OLB Calvin Daniels------37111
TE Mark Bavaro47---------11
RB Butch Woolfork46---------10
K Rex Robinson00------66
RB Freeman McNeil00------55
DE Jason Buck------41---5
G Kurt Peterson12---------3
QB Marty Cortez00---------0
ILB Karl Mecklenburg------00---0
WR Tony Smith00---------0
HoustonRPlyOffPPlyOffRPlyDefPPlyDefSTPlyTotal Plays
T Dwight Wheeler4041------1596
G Tom Newberry4041------1091
T Will Wolford4041------1091
G Kevin Gogan4041------1091
QB Frank Reich4041---------81
TE Mark Keel3837------176
WR Lindsay Scott3135------167
RB Greg Bell3329---------62
WR Vince Williams3229---------61
CB Bobby Watkins------18301361
WR John Smith3228---------60
S Carlton Williamson------2032658
ILB Dave Levenick------2033255
S Vance Bedford------2033255
DT Mike Pitts------2033255
G Winford Hood2430---------54
DE Al Harris------1931252
DT Mike Golic------15241150
CB Barry Wilburn------10231447
DE Curtis Greer------1526243
WR Clarence Weathers910------2342
S Gene Atkins------12121842
CB Mark Haynes------4172041
FB Larry Moriarty711------2341
OLB Mark Merrill------1818137
RB Johnny Hector612------1937
TE Orson Mobley34------2835
DE Ezra Johnson------891229
C Jameson Aguillard1611---------27
OLB Timothy Dyer------002525
CB Ivory Sully------89118
OLB Leon White------89118
ILB Kurt Gouveia------015116
TE Mike Mularkey69---------15
DT Mark Walen------59115
ILB Darren Comeaux------001414
WR James Pruitt31------812
C Freddie Bates00------1010
P John Kidd00------1010
DE Josh Barrett------001010
K Morten Andersen00------99
T Hugh Heyer00------66
QB Guido Merkens00---------0
C Roberto Peterson00---------0
RB Kenny Flowers00---------0
WR Odessa Turner00---------0

Directional Rushing Statistics

DistanceAttYardsAvg
Left860.8
Middle10161.6
Right2-2-1.0
None000.0
DistanceAttYardsAvg
Left6223.7
Middle261556.0
Right8567.0
None000.0

Detailed Passing Statistics

New OrleansAttCmp20+BdThDropDfnsHurrKnckIntc
Rusty Hilger31162137410
HoustonAttCmp20+BdThDropDfnsHurrKnckIntc
Frank Reich39223524521

Directional Passing Statistics

DistanceAttCompYardsAvg
Screen112626.0
Short (0-8 Yds)24141355.6
Medium (9-18 Yds)51142.8
Long (19+ Yds)1000.0
DistanceAttCompYardsAvg
Screen54204.0
Short (0-8 Yds)20121417.1
Medium (9-18 Yds)106757.5
Long (19+ Yds)4000.0

Detailed Receiving Statistics

New OrleansTargtCaugtDropdYards20+PPlay
WR Haywood Jeffires116246030
TE Chris Combs63138033
RB Earnest Byner52061227
WR Chester Cooper44021022
TE Mark Bavaro410907
WR James Maness1000026
HoustonTargtCaugtDropdYards20+PPlay
WR John Smith115183228
WR Lindsay Scott96053135
TE Mark Keel63132037
RB Greg Bell4204029
WR Vince Williams33031029
WR Clarence Weathers32017010
RB Johnny Hector21016012
WR James Pruitt100001

Red-Zone Rushing Statistics

New OrleansAttYardsAvgOverall Avg
RB Earnest Byner1-1-1.000.40
HoustonAttYardsAvgOverall Avg
RB Greg Bell252.505.30
RB Johnny Hector111.005.00

Red-Zone Passing Statistics

New OrleansAttCompYardsAvg/AttOverall Avg
Rusty Hilger43143.505.65
HoustonAttCompYardsAvg/AttOverall Avg
Frank Reich2110.506.05

Red-Zone Receiving Statistics

New OrleansTargetCatchYardsAvg/TargOverall Avg
WR Haywood Jeffires2273.504.18
TE Chris Combs1177.006.33
TE Mark Bavaro1000.002.25
HoustonTargetCatchYardsAvg/TargOverall Avg
RB Greg Bell1111.001.00
WR James Pruitt1000.000.00

Third Down Rushing Statistics

New OrleansRushesConversions
HoustonRushesConversions
QB Frank Reich40
RB Johnny Hector20

Third Down Passing Statistics

New OrleansAttCompConversions
Rusty Hilger1462
HoustonAttCompConversions
Frank Reich1085

Third Down Receiving Statistics

New OrleansTargCatchConversions
WR Haywood Jeffires630
TE Chris Combs311
WR Chester Cooper221
RB Earnest Byner200
TE Mark Bavaro100
HoustonTargCatchConversions
WR John Smith432
WR Lindsay Scott432
WR Vince Williams111
TE Mark Keel110

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)