Week 15, 1987

played in New Orleans, LA

64 degrees, fair, 7 mph wind

Tampa Bay Buccaneers14603-23
New Orleans Saints3733-16

Scoring Summary
1Q: 09:59 NOS - Rex Robinson 25 field goal
1Q: 09:13 TBY - Jim Riggs 22 pass from John Reaves (John Lee extra point)
1Q: 03:21 TBY - Steve Smith 9 pass from John Reaves (John Lee extra point)
2Q: 07:29 TBY - John Lee 24 field goal
2Q: 04:53 NOS - Kenny Randle 70 punt return (Rex Robinson extra point)
2Q: 00:03 TBY - John Lee 25 field goal
3Q: 12:03 NOS - Rex Robinson 26 field goal
4Q: 12:33 TBY - John Lee 26 field goal
4Q: 06:37 NOS - Rex Robinson 34 field goal

Team StatisticsTBYNOS
Record5-92-12
First Downs2017
- by Rushing64
- by Passing1310
- by Penalty13
Total Net Yards431358
- Offensive Plays7569
- Yards per Play5.755.19
Net Rushing Yards9985
- Rushing Attempts3118
- Yards per Rush3.194.72
Net Passing Yards332273
- Att./Comp./Intrcpt43 - 19 - 149 - 30 - 0
- Gross Passing Yards338283
- Sacks/Yards Lost1/62/10
- Yards per Pass Play7.555.35
Fumbles/Lost1/14/3
3rd Down Conversions4/184/16
- Avg. YtG on 3rd Down10.45.2
4th Down Conversions1/10/2
Penalties/Yards10/755/45
Punt Returns/Yards2/173/75
Kick Returns/Yards1/271/20
Interception Ret./Yards0/01/0
2pt Conversions0/00/0
Red Zone Visits43
- Red Zone TDs/FGs1/30/3
Avg. Drive StartOWN 30OWN 28
Time of Possession31:1328:47

Drive Charts

Tampa Bay Buccaneers
QuarBeganPossFromPlaysYardsResult
19:510:52OWN 25275Touchdown
15:322:22OWN 5595Touchdown
11:500:36OPP 4330Punt
214:411:48OWN 2038Punt
212:184:56OPP 34927Field Goal
26:351:49OWN 253-5Punt
24:462:06OWN 27530Punt
21:110:34OWN 1432Punt
20:370:37OPP 1335Field Goal
315:001:17OWN 253-7Fumble
311:570:25OWN 2530Punt
38:492:59OWN 27714Punt
32:114:46OWN 331158Field Goal
410:122:00OWN 16541Punt
46:310:11OWN 2510Interception
44:472:24OWN 14450Punt
41:271:27OWN 28513Game
New Orleans Saints
QuarBeganPossFromPlaysYardsResult
115:005:09OWN 25967Field Goal
18:593:27OWN 25631Punt
13:101:20OWN 25418Fumble
11:141:33OWN 20427Punt
212:530:35OWN 24210Fumble
27:220:47OWN 2534Punt
22:401:29OWN 2032Punt
313:431:46OPP 1849Field Goal
311:322:43OWN 28521Punt
35:503:39OWN 27940Downs
412:252:13OWN 24411Punt
48:121:41OWN 20863Field Goal
46:201:33OWN 363-2Punt
42:230:56OWN 20752Downs

Game MVP: John Reaves, Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Rushing Statistics

Tampa BayAttYardsAvgLG10+TD
QB John Reaves10676.701250
RB Steve Smith830.38700
RB Dave D'Addio630.50900
RB Vance Mueller5255.00900
RB Steve Strachan210.50100
New OrleansAttYardsAvgLG10+TD
RB Earnest Byner13614.692520
RB Butch Woolfork263.00400
QB Rusty Hilger2199.501110
WR Haywood Jeffires1-1-1.00-100

Passing Statistics

Tampa BayAttCompYardsSk/YdTDLGIntRate
John Reaves43193381/6253177.5
New OrleansAttCompYardsSk/YdTDLGIntRate
Rusty Hilger49302832/10047077.1

Receiving Statistics

Tampa BayCatchTargYardsAvgYACLGTD
WR Lam Jones6157412.334260
WR Andre Reed61111018.336530
TE John Spagnola265929.5035380
WR Kenny Jackson121818.002180
RB Vance Mueller112424.0021240
TE Cap Boso112222.0014220
RB Steve Smith1399.00991
TE Jim Riggs122222.0015221
RB Dave D'Addio0200.00000
New OrleansCatchTargYardsAvgYACLGTD
WR Haywood Jeffires14201037.3611180
TE Chris Combs8128811.0019270
RB Earnest Byner366321.0048470
WR Chester Cooper24115.50080
WR Kenny Randle1299.00090
RB Butch Woolfork1122.00020
WR James Maness1177.00070
TE Tony Hunter0200.00000
TE Butch Rolle0100.00000

Interception Statistics

Tampa BayIntsYardsAvgTD
New OrleansIntsYardsAvgTD
CB Ricky Smith100.000

Fumble Statistics

Tampa BayFumbRecovForceTD
QB John Reaves1000
OLB Keena Turner0100
T Russ Grimm0100
OLB Forrest Valora0100
ILB Wilbur Marshall0020
DE Mike Perko0010
TE Cap Boso0010
New OrleansFumbRecovForceTD
WR Haywood Jeffires2000
WR Kenny Randle1000
QB Rusty Hilger1000
DT Lester Hancock0110
WR James Maness0100

Punting Statistics

Tampa BayPuntYardsAvgNetLGIn20
Lewis Colbert940044.429.4540
New OrleansPuntYardsAvgNetLGIn20
Mike Hubach733848.343.0584

Kicking Statistics

Tampa BayFGs40+Yd50+YdLGPAT
John Lee3/30/00/0262/2
New OrleansFGs40+Yd50+YdLGPAT
Rex Robinson3/30/00/0341/1

Punt Return Statistics

Tampa BayRetYardsAvgTD
Kenny Jackson2178.50
New OrleansRetYardsAvgTD
Kenny Randle37525.01

Kick Return Statistics

Tampa BayRetYardsAvgTD
Dokie Williams12727.00
New OrleansRetYardsAvgTD
Freeman McNeil12020.00

Defensive Statistics

Tampa BayTackAsstSackRPlayPPlay
OLB Tim Harris1110.01648
ILB Wilbur Marshall820.01851
CB Dave Waymer420.01739
DE Greg Townsend400.01647
OLB Keena Turner311.01737
DE Mike Perko311.01847
CB Lorenzo Lynch320.01648
CB Sam Seale240.01031
S Bobby Butler220.01851
OLB Forrest Valora200.0828
S Barney Bussey200.0822
S Stefon Adams110.01031
TE John Spagnola10---------
CB Randle Tate100.0417
DT Tony Casillas100.0720
New OrleansTackAsstSackRPlayPPlay
OLB Seth Joyner800.03144
DT Lester Hancock711.02734
CB Carl Lee620.02533
S Ken Stills510.03144
CB Jeff Sanchez430.03141
ILB Sam Anno430.03044
DT Dave Puzzuoli300.0514
CB Ricky Smith210.02425
CB Ernest Gibson210.01023
DT Donald Chumley210.02321
DE Doug Reed200.01523
OLB Tim Green130.0718
S Chris Williams100.01821
DT Warren Lyles020.0927
CB Broderick Bracken020.0815
OLB Calvin Daniels010.02334

Pass Rush Statistics

Tampa BaySackBlockHurryKnockPPlay
DE Mike Perko1.001047
OLB Keena Turner1.000037
DE Al Baker0.01008
DE Greg Townsend0.010047
ILB Wilbur Marshall0.001151
S Bobby Butler0.001051
DT Curt Jarvis0.001012
New OrleansSackBlockHurryKnockPPlay
DT Lester Hancock1.001034
DE Doug Reed0.011023
OLB Calvin Daniels0.003234
DE Byron Darby0.002023
DT Warren Lyles0.001027
ILB Sam Anno0.001044
DT Dave Puzzuoli0.000114

Pass Defense Statistics

Tampa BayCaughtDefnsdIntrcpPPlay
OLB Tim Harris81048
ILB Wilbur Marshall60051
CB Dave Waymer31039
CB Sam Seale22031
S Bobby Butler21051
DE Greg Townsend21047
CB Lorenzo Lynch21048
OLB Forrest Valora20028
S Stefon Adams12031
DE Mike Perko10047
CB Randle Tate10017
S Barney Bussey01022
New OrleansCaughtDefnsdIntrcpPPlay
OLB Seth Joyner52044
CB Jeff Sanchez31041
ILB Sam Anno30044
CB Carl Lee20033
OLB Tim Green20018
S Ken Stills12044
CB Ricky Smith11125
S Chris Williams10021
DT Lester Hancock10034
DT Warren Lyles01027

Blocking Statistics

Tampa BayKeyBlBlOppPancRPlySckAPPly
G Craig Wolfley411031044
T Russ Grimm13031044
C Ray Hitchcock05031044
G Terry Tausch02031144
TE John Spagnola01030036
New OrleansKeyBlBlOppPancRPlySckAPPly
G Cameron Augustyniak24018051
T Dean Miraldi16018051
G Jeff Bregel13018151
C Jeff Toews03018151

Special Teams Tackles

Tampa BayTacklesSTPlays
Wilbur Marshall129
Cap Boso127
Terry Tausch112
New OrleansTacklesSTPlays
Tim Green215
Kenny Randle122
Donald Chumley19

Participation

Tampa BayRPlyOffPPlyOffRPlyDefPPlyDefSTPlyTotal Plays
ILB Wilbur Marshall------18512998
T Russ Grimm3144------1792
G Craig Wolfley3144------1287
G Terry Tausch3144------1287
T Mike Perrino3144------1287
WR Andre Reed3142------578
QB John Reaves3144---------75
C Ray Hitchcock3144---------75
S Bobby Butler------1851372
WR Lam Jones3140---------71
TE John Spagnola3036------268
DE Mike Perko------1847267
DE Greg Townsend------1647366
OLB Tim Harris------1648266
CB Lorenzo Lynch------1648266
CB Dave Waymer------1739157
OLB Keena Turner------1737155
CB Sam Seale------10311455
WR Kenny Jackson1818------1753
RB Dave D'Addio910------2948
S Barney Bussey------8221848
S Stefon Adams------1031243
CB Randle Tate------4172041
OLB Forrest Valora------828339
WR Dokie Williams314------2037
DT Tony Casillas------720835
OLB Chip Banks------252734
TE Jim Riggs1121---------32
TE Cap Boso04------2731
DT Tony Chickillo------1019---29
RB Vance Mueller711------1129
RB Steve Smith1013---------23
RB Steve Strachan511------218
DT Curt Jarvis------112215
C Walter Fredrickson00------1212
P Lewis Colbert00------1212
DE Al Baker------28111
T Ron Mattes00------99
K John Lee00------88
DE Curtis White------0077
G Tunch Ilkin00---------0
G Rickey Bolden00---------0
QB Buddy Funck00---------0
OLB Bob White------00---0
New OrleansRPlyOffPPlyOffRPlyDefPPlyDefSTPlyTotal Plays
OLB Seth Joyner------314429104
RB Earnest Byner1647------2083
G Jeff Bregel1851------1079
T Gary Kowalski1850------1078
S Ken Stills------3144378
ILB Sam Anno------3044377
CB Jeff Sanchez------3141375
CB Ricky Smith------24252271
C Jeff Toews1851---------69
T Dean Miraldi1851---------69
G Cameron Augustyniak1851---------69
QB Rusty Hilger1851---------69
TE Chris Combs1748------166
DT Lester Hancock------2734364
WR Haywood Jeffires1646---------62
CB Carl Lee------2533361
OLB Calvin Daniels------2334259
S Chris Williams------18211958
DT Donald Chumley------2321953
WR James Maness1338------152
FB Patrick Shepard614------2949
DE Byron Darby------2323248
DE Doug Reed------1523846
WR Chester Cooper1227------544
OLB Tim Green------7181540
DT Warren Lyles------927339
WR Kenny Randle213------2237
CB Ernest Gibson------1023134
CB Broderick Bracken------8151134
TE Mark Bavaro00------2828
TE Butch Rolle26------1523
DT Dave Puzzuoli------514---19
WR Tony Smith00------1818
TE Tony Hunter412---------16
ILB Steve Busick------101415
P Mike Hubach00------1010
C Joshua George00------1010
T Brian Blados00------1010
K Rex Robinson00------88
RB Butch Woolfork24---------6
RB Freeman McNeil00------55
G Kurt Peterson01---------1
T Tootie Robbins00---------0
QB Marty Cortez00---------0
ILB Karl Mecklenburg------00---0
DE Jason Buck------00---0

Directional Rushing Statistics

DistanceAttYardsAvg
Left351.7
Middle24833.5
Right2136.5
None2-2-1.0
DistanceAttYardsAvg
Left9626.9
Middle6325.3
Right3-9-3.0
None000.0

Detailed Passing Statistics

Tampa BayAttCmp20+BdThDropDfnsHurrKnckIntc
John Reaves43198427931
New OrleansAttCmp20+BdThDropDfnsHurrKnckIntc
Rusty Hilger493032110410

Directional Passing Statistics

DistanceAttCompYardsAvg
Screen43348.5
Short (0-8 Yds)208713.6
Medium (9-18 Yds)848811.0
Long (19+ Yds)11414513.2
DistanceAttCompYardsAvg
Screen65538.8
Short (0-8 Yds)20131005.0
Medium (9-18 Yds)19111035.4
Long (19+ Yds)41276.8

Detailed Receiving Statistics

Tampa BayTargtCaugtDropdYards20+PPlay
WR Lam Jones156274140
WR Andre Reed1160110242
TE John Spagnola62059236
RB Steve Smith3109013
RB Dave D'Addio2000010
WR Kenny Jackson21018018
TE Jim Riggs21022121
RB Vance Mueller11024111
TE Cap Boso1102214
New OrleansTargtCaugtDropdYards20+PPlay
WR Haywood Jeffires20140103046
TE Chris Combs128088248
RB Earnest Byner63163147
WR Chester Cooper42011027
WR Kenny Randle2109013
TE Tony Hunter2000012
RB Butch Woolfork110204
WR James Maness1107038
TE Butch Rolle100006

Red-Zone Rushing Statistics

Tampa BayAttYardsAvgOverall Avg
RB Steve Smith3-6-2.000.38
QB John Reaves2168.006.70
RB Dave D'Addio133.000.50
RB Steve Strachan111.000.50
RB Vance Mueller166.005.00
New OrleansAttYardsAvgOverall Avg
RB Earnest Byner231.504.69

Red-Zone Passing Statistics

Tampa BayAttCompYardsAvg/AttOverall Avg
John Reaves5191.807.86
New OrleansAttCompYardsAvg/AttOverall Avg
Rusty Hilger5130.605.78

Red-Zone Receiving Statistics

Tampa BayTargetCatchYardsAvg/TargOverall Avg
TE John Spagnola1000.009.83
WR Lam Jones1000.004.93
WR Andre Reed1000.0010.00
RB Steve Smith1199.003.00
TE Jim Riggs1000.0011.00
New OrleansTargetCatchYardsAvg/TargOverall Avg
WR Haywood Jeffires2000.005.15
WR Chester Cooper1133.002.75
TE Tony Hunter1000.000.00
RB Earnest Byner1000.0010.50

Third Down Rushing Statistics

Tampa BayRushesConversions
RB Vance Mueller52
QB John Reaves20
RB Steve Smith11
New OrleansRushesConversions
RB Earnest Byner21
QB Rusty Hilger11

Third Down Passing Statistics

Tampa BayAttCompConversions
John Reaves941
New OrleansAttCompConversions
Rusty Hilger1242

Third Down Receiving Statistics

Tampa BayTargCatchConversions
WR Lam Jones531
WR Andre Reed410
New OrleansTargCatchConversions
TE Chris Combs432
WR Haywood Jeffires310
WR Chester Cooper200
WR Kenny Randle100
TE Tony Hunter100
RB Earnest Byner100

SectionAttendance
Stadium47,400 (70,000 capacity)
Upper Deck14,300 (21,400)
End Zone9,700 (15,400)
Mezzanine6,000 (8,900)
Sideline Seats9,300 (13,600)
Club Seats5,200 (7,400)
Luxury Boxes2,900 (3,300)