Week 16, 1987

played in Denver, CO

38 degrees, fair, 5 mph wind

Detroit Lions713147-41
Denver Broncos30810-21

Scoring Summary
1Q: 07:41 DEN - Mike Cofer 44 field goal
1Q: 02:24 DET - Amos Lawrence 1 run (Chester Jacobsen extra point)
2Q: 12:10 DET - Chester Jacobsen 44 field goal
2Q: 08:10 DET - Daryl Turner 17 pass from Scott Lindquist (Chester Jacobsen extra point)
2Q: 01:30 DET - Chester Jacobsen 27 field goal
3Q: 10:25 DET - Van Williams 3 run (Chester Jacobsen extra point)
3Q: 01:35 DET - Van Williams 5 pass from Scott Lindquist (Chester Jacobsen extra point)
3Q: 00:37 DEN - Carlos Carson 49 pass from Jim Crocicchia (Jim Crocicchia pass to Carlos Carson for conversion)
4Q: 11:45 DEN - Mike Cofer 28 field goal
4Q: 05:08 DEN - Peyton Earhart 24 pass from Jim Crocicchia (Mike Cofer extra point)
4Q: 01:14 DET - Randy McMillan 13 run (Chester Jacobsen extra point)

Team StatisticsDETDEN
Record11-40-15
First Downs3614
- by Rushing174
- by Passing179
- by Penalty21
Total Net Yards517265
- Offensive Plays7851
- Yards per Play6.635.20
Net Rushing Yards21349
- Rushing Attempts3916
- Yards per Rush5.463.06
Net Passing Yards304216
- Att./Comp./Intrcpt38 - 29 - 132 - 17 - 1
- Gross Passing Yards309235
- Sacks/Yards Lost1/53/19
- Yards per Pass Play7.796.17
Fumbles/Lost0/00/0
3rd Down Conversions4/92/11
- Avg. YtG on 3rd Down6.19.9
4th Down Conversions1/11/1
Penalties/Yards1/-15/23
Punt Returns/Yards3/221/4
Kick Returns/Yards5/1205/134
Interception Ret./Yards1/01/28
2pt Conversions0/01/1
Red Zone Visits61
- Red Zone TDs/FGs5/10/1
Avg. Drive StartOWN 26OWN 36
Time of Possession38:1821:42

Drive Charts

Detroit Lions
QuarBeganPossFromPlaysYardsResult
111:511:22OWN 243-2Punt
17:365:22OWN 19981Touchdown
10:123:09OWN 28845Field Goal
29:551:52OWN 33667Touchdown
24:563:32OWN 131077Field Goal
20:060:06OWN 201-2Half
315:004:46OWN 31969Touchdown
38:477:22OWN 161384Touchdown
30:221:37OWN 32317Interception
411:394:47OWN 28737Punt
44:533:47OWN 43957Touchdown
Denver Broncos
QuarBeganPossFromPlaysYardsResult
115:003:09OWN 17516Punt
110:292:53OWN 30543Field Goal
12:142:02OWN 323-6Punt
212:032:08OWN 423-2Punt
28:033:07OWN 25952Interception
21:241:18OWN 25512Punt
310:141:27OWN 3830Punt
31:251:03OPP 45345Touchdown
413:452:06OPP 35524Field Goal
46:521:59OWN 48652Touchdown
41:061:06OWN 25418Game

Game MVP: Scott Lindquist, Detroit Lions

Rushing Statistics

DetroitAttYardsAvgLG10+TD
RB Van Williams221366.182051
RB Randy McMillan11676.092341
FB Amos Lawrence482.001111
QB Scott Lindquist221.00400
DenverAttYardsAvgLG10+TD
RB Derrick Harmon12383.171520
QB Doug Williams2126.00600
WR Dwight Collins2-1-0.50000

Passing Statistics

DetroitAttCompYardsSk/YdTDLGIntRate
Scott Lindquist38293091/52381106.1
DenverAttCompYardsSk/YdTDLGIntRate
Doug Williams199891/2024139.1
Jim Crocicchia1381462/172490139.7

Receiving Statistics

DetroitCatchTargYardsAvgYACLGTD
WR Daryl Turner131615311.7748271
WR Dennis McKinnon81211314.1329380
FB Amos Lawrence33217.008150
TE Clarence Kay2384.00050
RB Randy McMillan1199.00990
RB Van Williams1155.00551
WR Karl Powe1100.00000
TE Damone Johnson0100.00000
DenverCatchTargYardsAvgYACLGTD
WR Carlos Carson568316.6039491
TE John Thompson354214.0014240
WR Jimmy Childs262110.5015220
RB Derrick Harmon23157.504130
WR Mark Pattison232713.506190
TE Peyton Earhart243819.0011241
RB Allen Pinkett1299.00090
WR Dwight Collins0200.00000
TE Renaldo Hancock0100.00000

Interception Statistics

DetroitIntsYardsAvgTD
S Rodney Bellinger100.000
DenverIntsYardsAvgTD
S Bryan Howard12828.000

Fumble Statistics

DetroitFumbRecovForceTD
DenverFumbRecovForceTD

Punting Statistics

DetroitPuntYardsAvgNetLGIn20
Earnest Lucas25226.024.0520
DenverPuntYardsAvgNetLGIn20
Scott Fulhage524749.441.0631

Kicking Statistics

DetroitFGs40+Yd50+YdLGPAT
Chester Jacobsen2/21/10/0445/5
DenverFGs40+Yd50+YdLGPAT
Mike Cofer2/21/10/0441/1

Punt Return Statistics

DetroitRetYardsAvgTD
Jeff Sprowls3227.30
DenverRetYardsAvgTD
Dwight Collins144.00

Kick Return Statistics

DetroitRetYardsAvgTD
Curt Pardridge36421.30
Jeff Sprowls25628.00
DenverRetYardsAvgTD
Jimmy Childs513426.80

Defensive Statistics

DetroitTackAsstSackRPlayPPlay
OLB Greg Lloyd710.01518
S Rodney Bellinger510.01635
ILB Garry Cobb410.01535
OLB Curtis Stowers300.0518
CB Andre Waters300.01635
CB Reyna Thompson300.01530
DE Sean McNanie202.0320
DT Brad White101.0413
DE Jim Jeffcoat120.01315
DT William Devane120.01214
S Brett Maxie110.01526
S Mo Hamiter100.0625
DE Sam Clancy100.0422
T Sal Cerario10---------
S Elbert Shelley100.0017
DT Stan Mataele010.0420
DenverTackAsstSackRPlayPPlay
S Bryan Howard1300.03534
S Dennis Smith950.03939
ILB Eugene Lockhart910.03939
OLB Scott Stephen710.03839
OLB Joe Kohlbrand531.03839
ILB Art Stringer520.02221
DT Tim Johnson420.01918
CB Ed Berry400.03030
S Don Bessillieu210.01011
DE Ron Holmes200.0811
CB Patrick Allen110.03939
DT Tim Gooch100.01010
WR Mark Pattison10---------
CB Ellis Jones100.044
DE Leslie O'Neal050.03836
DT Richard Tharpe020.01011
DE Frank Warren010.03231

Pass Rush Statistics

DetroitSackBlockHurryKnockPPlay
DE Sean McNanie2.003120
DT Brad White1.000013
ILB Garry Cobb0.001135
DE Bill Acker0.001013
DE Sam Clancy0.001022
OLB Greg Lloyd0.001018
DenverSackBlockHurryKnockPPlay
OLB Joe Kohlbrand1.000039
CB Patrick Allen0.002039
DE Leslie O'Neal0.001136
DT Richard Tharpe0.001011
DT Tim Johnson0.001018
DT Tim Gooch0.000110
DE Ron Holmes0.000111
OLB Scott Stephen0.000139

Pass Defense Statistics

DetroitCaughtDefnsdIntrcpPPlay
OLB Greg Lloyd50018
ILB Garry Cobb31035
CB Reyna Thompson21030
S Mo Hamiter20025
CB Andre Waters20035
DE Sam Clancy10022
S Brett Maxie10026
S Elbert Shelley10017
S Rodney Bellinger00135
DenverCaughtDefnsdIntrcpPPlay
S Bryan Howard90134
OLB Scott Stephen70039
CB Ed Berry40030
S Dennis Smith30039
CB Ellis Jones2004
ILB Art Stringer11021
ILB Eugene Lockhart10039
DE Ron Holmes10011
DT Tim Johnson10018

Blocking Statistics

DetroitKeyBlBlOppPancRPlySckAPPly
C Kevin Belcher812039039
G Steve Sybeldon68139039
C Jim Sweeney46039039
T Sal Cerario23039139
T Buddy Hardaway16037038
TE Tony Davis11015015
TE Damone Johnson010505
DenverKeyBlBlOppPancRPlySckAPPly
G Paul Fairchild35016135
FB Dwayne Crutchfield220207
T Lomas Brown11016135
C Robert Gradkowski03016035
T Bruce Armstrong02016035
TE John Thompson01016033
G Steve Trapilo00016135

Special Teams Tackles

DetroitTacklesSTPlays
Andre Waters221
Gregg Carr122
Kitrick Taylor119
Daryl Turner114
Amos Lawrence19
DenverTacklesSTPlays
Don Bessillieu422
Tim Johnson210
Lonnie Flynn118
Robert Moore15

Participation

DetroitRPlyOffPPlyOffRPlyDefPPlyDefSTPlyTotal Plays
WR Daryl Turner3536------1485
G Steve Sybeldon3939------482
C Kevin Belcher3939------482
T Sal Cerario3939------482
T Buddy Hardaway3738------378
QB Scott Lindquist3939---------78
C Jim Sweeney3939---------78
RB Van Williams2530------2277
CB Andre Waters------16352172
TE Clarence Kay3337---------70
WR Dennis McKinnon3333------268
ILB Garry Cobb------15351161
CB Reyna Thompson------15301560
S Rodney Bellinger------1635253
OLB Greg Lloyd------15181144
DT Mike Stensrud------1223742
S Brett Maxie------1526142
FB Amos Lawrence1713------939
WR Karl Powe1717---------34
S Mo Hamiter------625132
TE Tony Davis1515---------30
DE Jim Jeffcoat------1315129
DE Sean McNanie------320629
DE Sam Clancy------422127
S Elbert Shelley------0171027
DE Bill Acker------1213126
DT William Devane------1214---26
DT Stan Mataele------420125
OLB Curtis Stowers------518124
OLB Gregg Carr------112224
RB Randy McMillan149---------23
RB Lionel Vital00------2222
WR Kitrick Taylor10------1920
DT Brad White------413118
S Jeff Sprowls------001717
TE Damone Johnson55------515
CB Wanye Smith------75113
K Chester Jacobsen00------1010
T Daryle Smith21------25
P Earnest Lucas00------44
C Elias Carter00------44
WR Curt Pardridge00------44
ILB John Rade------1012
G Nick Haden00---------0
QB Jack Trudeau00---------0
OLB Gary Spann------00---0
DenverRPlyOffPPlyOffRPlyDefPPlyDefSTPlyTotal Plays
CB Patrick Allen------3939583
OLB Joe Kohlbrand------3839481
S Dennis Smith------3939280
ILB Eugene Lockhart------3939280
OLB Scott Stephen------3839279
DE Leslie O'Neal------3836276
S Bryan Howard------3534---69
DE Frank Warren------3231---63
CB Ed Berry------3030161
G Paul Fairchild1635------758
T Lomas Brown1635------758
G Steve Trapilo1635------758
T Bruce Armstrong1635------758
C Robert Gradkowski1635---------51
WR Dwight Collins1122------1750
TE John Thompson1633---------49
WR Carlos Carson1633---------49
DT Tim Johnson------19181047
WR Mark Pattison1118------1544
ILB Art Stringer------2221---43
S Don Bessillieu------10112243
TE Peyton Earhart311------2236
CB Delton Hall------1717236
RB Derrick Harmon1618------135
QB Doug Williams1320---------33
WR Jimmy Childs518------831
RB Allen Pinkett013------1831
FB Dwayne Crutchfield27------1726
DT Tim Gooch------1010424
CB Ellis Jones------441523
DT Richard Tharpe------1011---21
DE Ron Holmes------811221
OLB Lonnie Flynn------101819
QB Jim Crocicchia315---------18
ILB Calvin O'Neal------001010
WR Thomas Henley00------88
C Bennett Sanderson00------77
P Scott Fulhage00------77
K Mike Cofer00------77
S Robert Moore------0055
DE Hal Stephens------0022
RB Paul Palmer01------12
TE Renaldo Hancock01---------1
T Lance Reynolds00---------0
C Kirk Lowdermilk00---------0
G Reggie Singletary00---------0

Directional Rushing Statistics

DistanceAttYardsAvg
Left16945.9
Middle16674.2
Right6549.0
None1-2-2.0
DistanceAttYardsAvg
Left2-1-0.5
Middle9212.3
Right5295.8
None000.0

Detailed Passing Statistics

DetroitAttCmp20+BdThDropDfnsHurrKnckIntc
Scott Lindquist38293111541
DenverAttCmp20+BdThDropDfnsHurrKnckIntc
Doug Williams1992212411
Jim Crocicchia1382200310

Directional Passing Statistics

DistanceAttCompYardsAvg
Screen22147.0
Short (0-8 Yds)18141186.6
Medium (9-18 Yds)17121609.4
Long (19+ Yds)111717.0
DistanceAttCompYardsAvg
Screen5210.2
Short (0-8 Yds)127695.8
Medium (9-18 Yds)85789.8
Long (19+ Yds)738712.4

Detailed Receiving Statistics

DetroitTargtCaugtDropdYards20+PPlay
WR Daryl Turner16130153236
WR Dennis McKinnon1280113133
FB Amos Lawrence33021013
TE Clarence Kay3218037
RB Randy McMillan110909
RB Van Williams1105030
TE Damone Johnson100005
WR Karl Powe1100017
DenverTargtCaugtDropdYards20+PPlay
WR Jimmy Childs62021118
WR Carlos Carson65083133
TE John Thompson53042133
TE Peyton Earhart42038111
RB Derrick Harmon32015018
WR Mark Pattison32027018
WR Dwight Collins2000022
RB Allen Pinkett2109013
TE Renaldo Hancock101001

Red-Zone Rushing Statistics

DetroitAttYardsAvgOverall Avg
RB Van Williams4102.506.18
FB Amos Lawrence3-3-1.002.00
RB Randy McMillan2157.506.09
DenverAttYardsAvgOverall Avg

Red-Zone Passing Statistics

DetroitAttCompYardsAvg/AttOverall Avg
Scott Lindquist64457.508.13
DenverAttCompYardsAvg/AttOverall Avg
Jim Crocicchia3193.0011.23

Red-Zone Receiving Statistics

DetroitTargetCatchYardsAvg/TargOverall Avg
WR Daryl Turner42235.759.56
RB Van Williams1155.005.00
WR Dennis McKinnon111717.009.42
DenverTargetCatchYardsAvg/TargOverall Avg
TE John Thompson1000.008.40
WR Dwight Collins1000.000.00
RB Allen Pinkett1199.004.50

Third Down Rushing Statistics

DetroitRushesConversions
RB Van Williams32
RB Randy McMillan10
DenverRushesConversions
RB Derrick Harmon11

Third Down Passing Statistics

DetroitAttCompConversions
Scott Lindquist532
DenverAttCompConversions
Doug Williams620
Jim Crocicchia221

Third Down Receiving Statistics

DetroitTargCatchConversions
WR Daryl Turner321
RB Van Williams111
TE Damone Johnson100
DenverTargCatchConversions
WR Carlos Carson221
RB Allen Pinkett210
WR Jimmy Childs110
WR Dwight Collins100
WR Mark Pattison100
TE Peyton Earhart100

SectionAttendance
Stadium36,800 (70,000 capacity)
Upper Deck10,700 (21,400)
End Zone7,700 (15,400)
Mezzanine4,600 (8,900)
Sideline Seats7,300 (13,600)
Club Seats4,000 (7,400)
Luxury Boxes2,500 (3,300)