Week 15, 1987

played in Atlanta, GA

37 degrees, fair, 2 mph wind

Carolina Panthers07714-28
Atlanta Falcons3603-12

Scoring Summary
1Q: 07:18 ATL - Max Zendejas 32 field goal
2Q: 08:08 ATL - Max Zendejas 30 field goal
2Q: 04:26 CAR - Toussaint Tyler 14 run (Rolf Benirschke extra point)
2Q: 02:26 ATL - Max Zendejas 55 field goal
3Q: 06:54 CAR - Toussaint Tyler 4 run (Rolf Benirschke extra point)
4Q: 14:15 ATL - Max Zendejas 44 field goal
4Q: 08:56 CAR - James Lofton 6 pass from Eric Hipple (Rolf Benirschke extra point)
4Q: 02:41 CAR - Ken Fantetti 50 interception return (Rolf Benirschke extra point)

Team StatisticsCARATL
Record7-6-18-6
First Downs1716
- by Rushing74
- by Passing1011
- by Penalty01
Total Net Yards333262
- Offensive Plays6375
- Yards per Play5.293.49
Net Rushing Yards10873
- Rushing Attempts3222
- Yards per Rush3.383.32
Net Passing Yards225189
- Att./Comp./Intrcpt31 - 17 - 049 - 26 - 1
- Gross Passing Yards225215
- Sacks/Yards Lost0/04/26
- Yards per Pass Play7.263.57
Fumbles/Lost0/01/0
3rd Down Conversions5/146/19
- Avg. YtG on 3rd Down7.68.9
4th Down Conversions0/00/1
Penalties/Yards2/94/27
Punt Returns/Yards4/262/31
Kick Returns/Yards3/751/32
Interception Ret./Yards1/500/0
2pt Conversions0/00/0
Red Zone Visits52
- Red Zone TDs/FGs3/00/2
Avg. Drive StartOWN 31OWN 28
Time of Possession27:5432:06

Drive Charts

Carolina Panthers
QuarBeganPossFromPlaysYardsResult
115:001:57OWN 25556Missed FG
17:122:55OWN 33518Punt
10:340:45OWN 2239Punt
213:192:17OWN 1234Punt
28:003:43OWN 32768Touchdown
22:191:25OWN 23421Punt
20:120:12OWN 2011Half
312:481:08OWN 1233Punt
310:223:37OWN 46854Touchdown
35:402:16OWN 32516Punt
414:090:40OWN 253-4Punt
412:003:15OPP 49749Touchdown
46:423:08OWN 40424Punt
41:161:16OPP 31510Game
Atlanta Falcons
QuarBeganPossFromPlaysYardsResult
113:035:51OWN 261259Field Goal
14:173:43OWN 22616Punt
214:491:30OWN 3037Punt
211:023:02OWN 46641Field Goal
24:171:5850512Field Goal
20:540:42OWN 2836Punt
315:002:12OWN 25617Punt
311:401:18OPP 4536Missed FG
36:451:05OWN 2536Punt
33:244:15OWN 71066Field Goal
413:291:29OWN 103-9Punt
48:452:03OWN 2553Punt
43:341:02OWN 20321Interception
42:321:16OWN 2576Downs

Game MVP: Ken Clarke, Carolina Panthers

Rushing Statistics

CarolinaAttYardsAvgLG10+TD
RB Toussaint Tyler16704.381522
RB Wilbert Montgomery11353.18800
QB Eric Hipple530.60600
AtlantaAttYardsAvgLG10+TD
RB Jewerl Thomas12463.831310
RB Newton Williams8182.251010
QB Warren Moon188.00800
RB Rod Bernstine111.00100

Passing Statistics

CarolinaAttCompYardsSk/YdTDLGIntRate
Eric Hipple31172250/0136088.7
AtlantaAttCompYardsSk/YdTDLGIntRate
Warren Moon49262154/26025156.1

Receiving Statistics

CarolinaCatchTargYardsAvgYACLGTD
TE Tom Coombs474611.5027340
TE Tom Robinson466817.0019360
WR James Lofton354816.0020221
WR Lionel Manuel28168.007100
RB Wilbert Montgomery1166.00060
TE Junior Miller121515.005150
WR Malcolm Barnwell1199.001090
FB Calvin Thomas111717.005170
AtlantaCatchTargYardsAvgYACLGTD
RB Jewerl Thomas66183.005110
WR Calvin Muhammad49389.506140
TE Steve Jordan414256.253150
WR Ernest Givins4114010.008210
TE Tom Mullady33124.00770
WR Frankie Neal336120.3335250
WR Willis Adams1155.00050
RB Rod Bernstine111616.005160
TE Doug Marsh0100.00000

Interception Statistics

CarolinaIntsYardsAvgTD
OLB Ken Fantetti15050.001
AtlantaIntsYardsAvgTD

Fumble Statistics

CarolinaFumbRecovForceTD
DT Ken Clarke0010
AtlantaFumbRecovForceTD
QB Warren Moon1000
C Tony Berryhill0100

Punting Statistics

CarolinaPuntYardsAvgNetLGIn20
Brian Doherty833241.535.1592
AtlantaPuntYardsAvgNetLGIn20
Harry Newsome734649.442.9663

Kicking Statistics

CarolinaFGs40+Yd50+YdLGPAT
Rolf Benirschke0/10/00/004/4
AtlantaFGs40+Yd50+YdLGPAT
Max Zendejas4/52/31/2550/0

Punt Return Statistics

CarolinaRetYardsAvgTD
Ray Horton4266.50
AtlantaRetYardsAvgTD
Terry Taylor23115.50

Kick Return Statistics

CarolinaRetYardsAvgTD
Kelvin Martin37525.00
AtlantaRetYardsAvgTD
Calvin Muhammad13232.00

Defensive Statistics

CarolinaTackAsstSackRPlayPPlay
CB Jeff Nixon740.02149
ILB Bryan Hinkle720.01729
OLB Joe Comier601.0916
CB Arnold Brown500.02252
DT Ken Clarke432.02032
OLB Brad Vassar430.0913
OLB Robin Cole410.01027
S Solomon Wilcots410.02253
S Mike Spivey300.0227
OLB Ken Fantetti220.01545
CB Ray Horton210.02253
ILB Jessie Solomon200.01140
DE Richard Dent101.02149
CB Pat Ballage110.01319
AtlantaTackAsstSackRPlayPPlay
OLB Brian Noble910.03231
S Scott Woerner520.02922
OLB Mike Merriweather420.01828
S Perry Williams420.03131
OLB Matt Monger420.01312
DE Keith Guthrie330.02421
ILB Niko Noga230.02721
CB Terry Taylor200.03131
DT Tim Newton200.0106
DT Pat Swoopes200.01424
DT Gerald Nichols200.0149
CB Steve Brown110.01812
CB Herb Welch110.01812
DE Jim Reynosa110.01527
OLB Jim Haslett100.01519
DE Mark Mraz100.02418

Pass Rush Statistics

CarolinaSackBlockHurryKnockPPlay
DT Ken Clarke2.013332
DE Richard Dent1.013249
OLB Joe Comier1.000016
DE James Hunter0.001030
AtlantaSackBlockHurryKnockPPlay
DT Pat Swoopes0.002024
OLB Mike Merriweather0.001028
OLB Brian Noble0.001031
DE Mark Mraz0.001018

Pass Defense Statistics

CarolinaCaughtDefnsdIntrcpPPlay
CB Arnold Brown41052
ILB Bryan Hinkle40029
S Solomon Wilcots32053
S Mike Spivey30027
CB Jeff Nixon21049
OLB Brad Vassar20013
CB Ray Horton20053
ILB Jessie Solomon20040
OLB Robin Cole12027
OLB Ken Fantetti10145
OLB Joe Comier10016
CB Pat Ballage10019
AtlantaCaughtDefnsdIntrcpPPlay
OLB Mike Merriweather51028
OLB Brian Noble31031
S Perry Williams21031
OLB Matt Monger20012
CB Steve Brown12012
OLB Jim Haslett10019
S Scott Woerner10022
DE Keith Guthrie10021
CB Terry Taylor10031
S Nelson Jones0109

Blocking Statistics

CarolinaKeyBlBlOppPancRPlySckAPPly
T Kevin Call59032031
G Steve Wright22032031
T Petey Perot15032031
T Robert Jenkins15032031
TE Tom Coombs11012022
TE Tom Robinson11026021
G Mark Bortz03032031
FB Calvin Thomas010507
AtlantaKeyBlBlOppPancRPlySckAPPly
C Tony Berryhill26022253
G Roy Foster25022153
T Scott Bergold16022053
G Rich Rosen03022153
T Don Sommer01022053

Special Teams Tackles

CarolinaTacklesSTPlays
Ken Clarke213
Malcolm Barnwell118
AtlantaTacklesSTPlays
Steve Brown226
Rod Bernstine222
Scott Woerner217
Nelson Jones118

Participation

CarolinaRPlyOffPPlyOffRPlyDefPPlyDefSTPlyTotal Plays
CB Jeff Nixon------21492292
CB Ray Horton------22531792
OLB Ken Fantetti------15453090
S Solomon Wilcots------2253580
CB Arnold Brown------2252478
DE Richard Dent------2149474
G Steve Wright3231------972
G Mark Bortz3231------972
T Kevin Call3231------972
T Robert Jenkins3231------972
DT Ken Clarke------20321365
T Petey Perot3231---------63
QB Eric Hipple3231---------63
WR Lionel Manuel3029---------59
ILB Jessie Solomon------1140556
S Mike Spivey------2272251
TE Tom Robinson2621---------47
ILB Bryan Hinkle------1729---46
DE James Hunter------1230345
RB Toussaint Tyler187------1944
WR James Lofton2418------143
OLB Robin Cole------1027441
CB Pat Ballage------1319739
RB Wilbert Montgomery1424---------38
TE Tom Coombs1222---------34
DE Reggie Kinlaw------1021233
TE Junior Miller15------2531
WR Kelvin Martin206------531
FB Calvin Thomas57------1830
DT Louie Kelcher------221528
WR Malcolm Barnwell46------1828
DE Donnie Humphrey------161926
OLB Joe Comier------916---25
OLB Brad Vassar------913123
TE Kellen Winslow610------319
ILB Linden King------311317
P Brian Doherty00------99
C Matthew Hurley00------99
WR Glen Kozlowski00------99
DT Danny Noonan------0077
K Rolf Benirschke00------66
QB Jeb Blount00---------0
RB Ken Thomas00---------0
G Bruce Collie00---------0
S Barton Hundley------00---0
C Joe Onosai00---------0
AtlantaRPlyOffPPlyOffRPlyDefPPlyDefSTPlyTotal Plays
TE Steve Jordan2051------30101
G Rich Rosen2253------1287
G Roy Foster2253------1287
T Scott Bergold2253------1287
T Don Sommer2253------1287
WR Calvin Muhammad2149------1080
QB Warren Moon2253---------75
C Tony Berryhill2253---------75
WR Ernest Givins2148------675
CB Terry Taylor------31311072
S Scott Woerner------29221768
S Perry Williams------3131264
OLB Brian Noble------3231164
ILB Niko Noga------27211361
CB Steve Brown------18122656
RB Jewerl Thomas1342---------55
DE Keith Guthrie------2421853
WR Frankie Neal720------2249
OLB Mike Merriweather------1828147
CB Herb Welch------18121343
DE Jim Reynosa------1527143
DE Mark Mraz------2418---42
DT Pat Swoopes------1424139
FB Mickey Merrifield212------2337
OLB Jim Haslett------1519135
TE Tom Mullady1021---------31
S Nelson Jones------391830
OLB Rydell Malancon------132428
DT Randy Trautman------145827
RB Rod Bernstine14------2227
OLB Matt Monger------1312126
DT Gerald Nichols------149124
DT Tim Newton------106---16
RB Newton Williams87---------15
P Harry Newsome00------1212
C Tyler Lusk00------1212
WR Willis Adams56---------11
K Max Zendejas00------1010
TE Doug Marsh25---------7
S Larry Brewton------10---1
G DeAndre Jamison00---------0
QB Randy Essington00---------0
T Dave Piepkorn00---------0
OLB Alex Gordon------00---0

Directional Rushing Statistics

DistanceAttYardsAvg
Left2105.0
Middle20552.8
Right8465.8
None2-3-1.5
DistanceAttYardsAvg
Left6355.8
Middle12352.9
Right430.8
None000.0

Detailed Passing Statistics

CarolinaAttCmp20+BdThDropDfnsHurrKnckIntc
Eric Hipple31175126500
AtlantaAttCmp20+BdThDropDfnsHurrKnckIntc
Warren Moon49263346751

Directional Passing Statistics

DistanceAttCompYardsAvg
Screen64193.2
Short (0-8 Yds)158966.4
Medium (9-18 Yds)547915.8
Long (19+ Yds)51316.2
DistanceAttCompYardsAvg
Screen8420.3
Short (0-8 Yds)22141105.0
Medium (9-18 Yds)1581036.9
Long (19+ Yds)4000.0

Detailed Receiving Statistics

CarolinaTargtCaugtDropdYards20+PPlay
WR Lionel Manuel82116029
TE Tom Coombs74046122
TE Tom Robinson64068221
WR James Lofton53148218
TE Junior Miller2101505
RB Wilbert Montgomery1106024
WR Malcolm Barnwell110906
FB Calvin Thomas1101707
AtlantaTargtCaugtDropdYards20+PPlay
TE Steve Jordan144225051
WR Ernest Givins114040148
WR Calvin Muhammad94138049
RB Jewerl Thomas66018042
TE Tom Mullady33012021
WR Frankie Neal33061220
WR Willis Adams110506
TE Doug Marsh101005
RB Rod Bernstine1101604

Red-Zone Rushing Statistics

CarolinaAttYardsAvgOverall Avg
QB Eric Hipple3-4-1.330.60
RB Toussaint Tyler3227.334.38
RB Wilbert Montgomery188.003.18
AtlantaAttYardsAvgOverall Avg
RB Jewerl Thomas263.003.83

Red-Zone Passing Statistics

CarolinaAttCompYardsAvg/AttOverall Avg
Eric Hipple62152.507.26
AtlantaAttCompYardsAvg/AttOverall Avg
Warren Moon2152.504.39

Red-Zone Receiving Statistics

CarolinaTargetCatchYardsAvg/TargOverall Avg
WR James Lofton2163.009.60
WR Lionel Manuel2000.002.00
WR Malcolm Barnwell1199.009.00
TE Tom Coombs1000.006.57
AtlantaTargetCatchYardsAvg/TargOverall Avg
WR Willis Adams1155.005.00
TE Steve Jordan1000.001.79

Third Down Rushing Statistics

CarolinaRushesConversions
QB Eric Hipple20
RB Wilbert Montgomery11
RB Toussaint Tyler11
AtlantaRushesConversions

Third Down Passing Statistics

CarolinaAttCompConversions
Eric Hipple1053
AtlantaAttCompConversions
Warren Moon18136

Third Down Receiving Statistics

CarolinaTargCatchConversions
TE Tom Robinson322
WR Lionel Manuel321
TE Tom Coombs210
WR James Lofton100
TE Junior Miller100
AtlantaTargCatchConversions
RB Jewerl Thomas552
WR Ernest Givins421
WR Calvin Muhammad321
TE Steve Jordan311
TE Tom Mullady110
WR Willis Adams110
WR Frankie Neal111

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)