Week 16, 1987

played in Indianapolis, IN

44 degrees, fair, calm

Atlanta Falcons17607-30
Indianapolis Colts76103-26

Scoring Summary
1Q: 13:03 ATL - Max Zendejas 24 field goal
1Q: 07:36 ATL - Willis Adams 33 pass from Warren Moon (Max Zendejas extra point)
1Q: 05:15 ATL - Newton Williams 8 run (Max Zendejas extra point)
1Q: 02:19 IND - Jon Francis 3 run (Chris Bahr extra point)
2Q: 13:17 ATL - Max Zendejas 31 field goal
2Q: 09:55 ATL - Max Zendejas 30 field goal
2Q: 05:50 IND - Chris Bahr 35 field goal
2Q: 04:01 IND - Chris Bahr 41 field goal
3Q: 03:35 IND - Chris Bahr 51 field goal
3Q: 02:48 IND - Ted Watts 35 interception return (Chris Bahr extra point)
4Q: 07:39 IND - Chris Bahr 49 field goal
4Q: 02:09 ATL - Jewerl Thomas 7 run (Max Zendejas extra point)

Team StatisticsATLIND
Record9-66-9
First Downs2117
- by Rushing66
- by Passing139
- by Penalty22
Total Net Yards396337
- Offensive Plays6864
- Yards per Play5.825.27
Net Rushing Yards132175
- Rushing Attempts3125
- Yards per Rush4.267.00
Net Passing Yards264162
- Att./Comp./Intrcpt36 - 19 - 336 - 22 - 1
- Gross Passing Yards270178
- Sacks/Yards Lost1/63/16
- Yards per Pass Play7.144.15
Fumbles/Lost0/02/2
3rd Down Conversions8/156/14
- Avg. YtG on 3rd Down7.46.6
4th Down Conversions0/00/0
Penalties/Yards5/254/30
Punt Returns/Yards0/00/0
Kick Returns/Yards5/1273/54
Interception Ret./Yards1/153/36
2pt Conversions0/00/0
Red Zone Visits52
- Red Zone TDs/FGs2/31/1
Avg. Drive StartOWN 37OWN 25
Time of Possession29:5030:10

Drive Charts

Atlanta Falcons
QuarBeganPossFromPlaysYardsResult
115:002:03OWN 33460Field Goal
110:533:30OWN 14786Touchdown
15:500:43OPP 727Touchdown
12:134:01OWN 25861Field Goal
211:301:41OPP 39426Field Goal
25:431:10OWN 3020Interception
23:531:29OWN 373-1Punt
20:360:32OWN 3130Punt
312:403:52OWN 3970Interception
33:300:53OWN 2522Interception
32:374:59OWN 27926Punt
47:335:33OWN 311269Touchdown
40:470:47OPP 203-5Game
Indianapolis Colts
QuarBeganPossFromPlaysYardsResult
112:572:04OWN 25416Punt
17:231:33OWN 233-2Interception
15:072:54OWN 25575Touchdown
213:121:42OWN 28418Fumble
29:494:06OWN 25857Field Goal
24:330:40OPP 3339Field Goal
22:241:48OWN 19614Punt
20:040:04OWN 221-2Half
315:002:20OWN 25540Punt
38:485:18OWN 211045Field Goal
412:385:05OWN 5963Field Goal
42:001:13OWN 2564Fumble

Game MVP: Brian Noble, Atlanta Falcons

Rushing Statistics

AtlantaAttYardsAvgLG10+TD
RB Newton Williams14956.795121
RB Jewerl Thomas10212.10801
QB Randy Essington3-5-1.67-100
RB Rod Bernstine3113.67700
QB Warren Moon11010.001010
IndianapolisAttYardsAvgLG10+TD
RB Joe Carter15996.603520
RB Jon Francis8708.753721
QB Ben Bennett263.00800

Passing Statistics

AtlantaAttCompYardsSk/YdTDLGIntRate
Warren Moon29152150/0133347.9
Randy Essington74551/6025082.4
IndianapolisAttCompYardsSk/YdTDLGIntRate
Ben Bennett36221783/16027162.0

Receiving Statistics

AtlantaCatchTargYardsAvgYACLGTD
TE Steve Jordan81210312.884270
WR Ernest Givins373311.0019150
WR Willis Adams255829.0015331
RB Jewerl Thomas253618.0015270
WR Calvin Muhammad232110.509120
TE Tom Mullady131717.000170
TE Doug Marsh1122.00020
IndianapolisCatchTargYardsAvgYACLGTD
WR Mark Clayton915596.564250
TE Tony Samuels555611.2014260
WR Phil Epps344013.3321270
RB Joe Carter34175.677100
WR Matt Bouza2563.00030
TE Dan Ross0200.00000
WR Jackie Flowers0100.00000

Interception Statistics

AtlantaIntsYardsAvgTD
CB Herb Welch11515.000
IndianapolisIntsYardsAvgTD
CB Ted Watts13535.001
CB Mike Richardson100.000
S Lester Lyles111.000

Fumble Statistics

AtlantaFumbRecovForceTD
CB Herb Welch0100
DT Pat Swoopes0100
S Scott Woerner0010
OLB Brian Noble0010
IndianapolisFumbRecovForceTD
QB Ben Bennett1000
RB Joe Carter1000

Punting Statistics

AtlantaPuntYardsAvgNetLGIn20
Harry Newsome313444.744.7472
IndianapolisPuntYardsAvgNetLGIn20
Brian Hansen311337.737.7452

Kicking Statistics

AtlantaFGs40+Yd50+YdLGPAT
Max Zendejas3/30/00/0313/3
IndianapolisFGs40+Yd50+YdLGPAT
Chris Bahr4/43/31/1512/2

Punt Return Statistics

AtlantaRetYardsAvgTD
IndianapolisRetYardsAvgTD

Kick Return Statistics

AtlantaRetYardsAvgTD
Calvin Muhammad410927.30
Rod Bernstine11818.00
IndianapolisRetYardsAvgTD
Everson Walls35418.00

Defensive Statistics

AtlantaTackAsstSackRPlayPPlay
OLB Brian Noble1131.02539
CB Terry Taylor710.02536
OLB Mike Merriweather510.01522
DE Keith Guthrie302.01927
S Perry Williams320.02538
S Scott Woerner310.01522
OLB Jim Haslett300.0813
OLB Matt Monger300.0615
OLB Rydell Malancon200.002
DT Pat Swoopes200.0913
DE Mark Mraz120.02127
ILB Niko Noga110.01927
DT Gerald Nichols110.01018
TE Steve Jordan10---------
DT Tim Newton100.01122
CB Herb Welch100.01525
WR Ernest Givins10---------
S Nelson Jones100.0918
DT Randy Trautman010.01117
CB Steve Brown010.01830
IndianapolisTackAsstSackRPlayPPlay
S William Graham740.03137
ILB Craig Bingham720.02825
CB Mike Richardson710.02525
S Benny Perrin610.02927
OLB Emanuel King530.03130
DE Freddie Joe Nunn300.03036
DE Phil Tabor210.02629
DE Markus Koch101.035
OLB Joel Williams110.0921
DT Bill Pickel110.02320
OLB Mike Douglass100.0314
CB Dave Becker100.01731
CB Ted Watts100.0178
DE George Crump100.0310
WR Mark Clayton10---------
QB Ben Bennett10---------
T John Alt10---------
S Lester Lyles100.0711
CB Everson Walls010.01510
DT Frank Wright010.02622

Pass Rush Statistics

AtlantaSackBlockHurryKnockPPlay
DE Keith Guthrie2.000127
OLB Brian Noble1.000239
OLB Matt Monger0.010015
DE Mark Mraz0.010027
DT Gerald Nichols0.001018
IndianapolisSackBlockHurryKnockPPlay
DE Markus Koch1.00005
DE Jacob Green0.020026
DE Freddie Joe Nunn0.002236
DT Bill Pickel0.002020
DE Phil Tabor0.001029
ILB Jon Brooks0.001012
OLB Emanuel King0.000130

Pass Defense Statistics

AtlantaCaughtDefnsdIntrcpPPlay
OLB Brian Noble43039
OLB Mike Merriweather40022
CB Terry Taylor40036
S Perry Williams21038
OLB Jim Haslett20013
OLB Rydell Malancon2002
S Nelson Jones11018
CB Herb Welch10125
ILB Niko Noga10027
OLB Matt Monger10015
CB Steve Brown01030
IndianapolisCaughtDefnsdIntrcpPPlay
S William Graham50037
ILB Craig Bingham42025
CB Mike Richardson20125
OLB Joel Williams11021
OLB Emanuel King11030
CB Ted Watts1018
S Lester Lyles10111
OLB Mike Douglass10014
CB Dave Becker10031
DE George Crump10010
S Benny Perrin10027

Blocking Statistics

AtlantaKeyBlBlOppPancRPlySckAPPly
G Roy Foster35031037
G Rich Rosen26031037
T Don Sommer26031037
C Tony Berryhill15031137
T Scott Bergold14031037
TE Steve Jordan01029036
IndianapolisKeyBlBlOppPancRPlySckAPPly
C Jim Hough45025039
G Bill Dugan34025039
G Ray Brown25025139
T Matt Darwin25025139
TE Billy Griggs11010013
T John Alt02025139
TE Tony Samuels01014029

Special Teams Tackles

AtlantaTacklesSTPlays
Steve Jordan123
Steve Brown122
Scott Woerner113
IndianapolisTacklesSTPlays
Don Laster210
Jon Francis124
Emanuel King123
Benny Perrin13

Participation

AtlantaRPlyOffPPlyOffRPlyDefPPlyDefSTPlyTotal Plays
TE Steve Jordan2936------2388
CB Terry Taylor------25361475
G Rich Rosen3137------674
G Roy Foster3137------674
T Scott Bergold3137------674
T Don Sommer3137------674
CB Steve Brown------18302270
S Perry Williams------2538669
C Tony Berryhill3137---------68
OLB Brian Noble------2539468
WR Ernest Givins2832------767
WR Willis Adams2832---------60
ILB Niko Noga------19271258
WR Calvin Muhammad2415------1453
QB Warren Moon2229---------51
S Scott Woerner------15221350
DE Mark Mraz------2127250
DE Keith Guthrie------1927248
CB Herb Welch------1525545
S Nelson Jones------9181845
OLB Jim Haslett------8132243
RB Jewerl Thomas1329---------42
OLB Mike Merriweather------1522441
DT Tim Newton------1122639
DE Jim Reynosa------1316736
TE Tom Mullady919------331
FB Mickey Merrifield28------2030
DT Gerald Nichols------1018230
DT Randy Trautman------1117---28
RB Rod Bernstine33------2026
DT Pat Swoopes------913325
OLB Matt Monger------615223
WR Frankie Neal11------2022
RB Newton Williams155---------20
QB Randy Essington98---------17
K Max Zendejas00------1010
TE Doug Marsh35---------8
P Harry Newsome00------66
C Tyler Lusk00------66
S Larry Brewton------12---3
OLB Rydell Malancon------02---2
G DeAndre Jamison00---------0
T Dave Piepkorn00---------0
OLB Alex Gordon------00---0
IndianapolisRPlyOffPPlyOffRPlyDefPPlyDefSTPlyTotal Plays
OLB Emanuel King------31302384
G Bill Dugan2539------771
S William Graham------3137371
T John Alt2539------771
G Ray Brown2539------771
T Matt Darwin2539------771
DE Freddie Joe Nunn------3036369
C Jim Hough2539---------64
QB Ben Bennett2539---------64
WR Mark Clayton2337---------60
S Benny Perrin------2927359
DE Phil Tabor------2629257
TE Dan Ross1219------2455
ILB Craig Bingham------2825255
WR Phil Epps2230---------52
CB Mike Richardson------2525252
CB Dave Becker------1731351
DT Frank Wright------2622250
DT Bill Pickel------2320447
RB Joe Carter1727------246
RB Jon Francis812------2444
TE Tony Samuels1429---------43
DE Jacob Green------1326241
ILB Jon Brooks------3122136
CB Everson Walls------15101136
CB Ted Watts------1781035
S Lester Lyles------7111735
WR Matt Bouza1418------234
OLB Joel Williams------921232
WR Jackie Flowers37------2131
CB Tyrone Braxton------281727
TE Billy Griggs1013---------23
RB Tony Cherry12------1619
OLB Mike Douglass------314118
DE George Crump------310417
WR Perry Tuttle11------1214
K Chris Bahr00------1111
C Don Laster00------1010
DE Markus Koch------3519
C Cole Berry00------77
P Brian Hansen00------77
C Jay Hilgenberg00---------0
QB Mike Kelley00---------0
T Ed Muransky00---------0
G Larry Williams00---------0
T Dan Remsberg00---------0

Directional Rushing Statistics

DistanceAttYardsAvg
Left77110.1
Middle14503.6
Right7162.3
None3-5-1.7
DistanceAttYardsAvg
Left7608.6
Middle7679.6
Right10505.0
None1-2-2.0

Detailed Passing Statistics

AtlantaAttCmp20+BdThDropDfnsHurrKnckIntc
Warren Moon29154013633
Randy Essington741011000
IndianapolisAttCmp20+BdThDropDfnsHurrKnckIntc
Ben Bennett36223406131

Directional Passing Statistics

DistanceAttCompYardsAvg
Screen74314.4
Short (0-8 Yds)103222.2
Medium (9-18 Yds)1591439.5
Long (19+ Yds)437418.5
DistanceAttCompYardsAvg
Screen32217.0
Short (0-8 Yds)2516903.6
Medium (9-18 Yds)52163.2
Long (19+ Yds)325117.0

Detailed Receiving Statistics

AtlantaTargtCaugtDropdYards20+PPlay
TE Steve Jordan1281103236
WR Ernest Givins73033032
WR Willis Adams52058232
RB Jewerl Thomas52036129
TE Tom Mullady31117019
WR Calvin Muhammad32021015
TE Doug Marsh110205
IndianapolisTargtCaugtDropdYards20+PPlay
WR Mark Clayton159059137
TE Tony Samuels55056129
WR Matt Bouza5206018
WR Phil Epps43040130
RB Joe Carter43017027
TE Dan Ross2000019
WR Jackie Flowers100007

Red-Zone Rushing Statistics

AtlantaAttYardsAvgOverall Avg
RB Jewerl Thomas5142.802.10
RB Newton Williams284.006.79
QB Randy Essington1-2-2.00-1.67
RB Rod Bernstine144.003.67
IndianapolisAttYardsAvgOverall Avg
RB Jon Francis133.008.75

Red-Zone Passing Statistics

AtlantaAttCompYardsAvg/AttOverall Avg
Warren Moon3000.007.41
Randy Essington1000.007.86
IndianapolisAttCompYardsAvg/AttOverall Avg

Red-Zone Receiving Statistics

AtlantaTargetCatchYardsAvg/TargOverall Avg
TE Tom Mullady1000.005.67
WR Willis Adams1000.0011.60
TE Steve Jordan1000.008.58
WR Ernest Givins1000.004.71
IndianapolisTargetCatchYardsAvg/TargOverall Avg

Third Down Rushing Statistics

AtlantaRushesConversions
QB Warren Moon11
RB Jewerl Thomas11
QB Randy Essington10
IndianapolisRushesConversions
RB Joe Carter32
QB Ben Bennett10

Third Down Passing Statistics

AtlantaAttCompConversions
Warren Moon954
Randy Essington222
IndianapolisAttCompConversions
Ben Bennett984

Third Down Receiving Statistics

AtlantaTargCatchConversions
TE Steve Jordan443
WR Willis Adams200
WR Ernest Givins211
TE Tom Mullady111
RB Jewerl Thomas111
WR Calvin Muhammad100
IndianapolisTargCatchConversions
WR Mark Clayton664
WR Matt Bouza110
WR Phil Epps110
RB Joe Carter100

SectionAttendance
Stadium70,000 (70,000 capacity)
Upper Deck20,500 (20,500)
End Zone14,800 (14,800)
Mezzanine8,600 (8,600)
Sideline Seats13,100 (13,100)
Club Seats8,000 (8,000)
Luxury Boxes5,000 (5,000)