Week 16, 1987

played in Pittsburgh, PA

37 degrees, fair, 6 mph wind

San Francisco 49ers713311-34
Pittsburgh Steelers071014-31

Scoring Summary
1Q: 06:50 SFO - Victor Simmons 23 pass from Joe Montana (Nick Lowery extra point)
2Q: 13:23 PIT - Nate Johnson 3 pass from Bernie Kosar (Jim Breech extra point)
2Q: 09:01 SFO - Bob Slater 3 fumble return (Nick Lowery extra point failed)
2Q: 00:45 SFO - Stephen Baker 5 pass from Joe Montana (Nick Lowery extra point)
3Q: 11:22 SFO - Nick Lowery 40 field goal
3Q: 08:16 PIT - Kevin Ross 31 interception return (Jim Breech extra point)
3Q: 01:47 PIT - Jim Breech 43 field goal
4Q: 07:00 SFO - Matt Suhey 15 run (Joe Montana pass to Preston Brown for conversion)
4Q: 02:52 PIT - Curtis Adams 3 pass from Bernie Kosar (Jim Breech extra point failed)
4Q: 01:01 PIT - Ron Brown 12 pass from Bernie Kosar (Bernie Kosar pass to Gerald Carter for conversion)
4Q: 00:09 SFO - Nick Lowery 57 field goal

Team StatisticsSFOPIT
Record12-38-7
First Downs2322
- by Rushing810
- by Passing1411
- by Penalty11
Total Net Yards332351
- Offensive Plays7171
- Yards per Play4.684.94
Net Rushing Yards118132
- Rushing Attempts2729
- Yards per Rush4.374.55
Net Passing Yards214219
- Att./Comp./Intrcpt41 - 20 - 139 - 22 - 2
- Gross Passing Yards225241
- Sacks/Yards Lost3/113/22
- Yards per Pass Play4.865.21
Fumbles/Lost3/21/1
3rd Down Conversions4/124/14
- Avg. YtG on 3rd Down7.89.2
4th Down Conversions0/01/1
Penalties/Yards5/356/45
Punt Returns/Yards2/424/25
Kick Returns/Yards2/513/71
Interception Ret./Yards2/01/31
2pt Conversions1/11/1
Red Zone Visits25
- Red Zone TDs/FGs2/03/1
Avg. Drive StartOWN 28OWN 29
Time of Possession29:1030:50

Drive Charts

San Francisco 49ers
QuarBeganPossFromPlaysYardsResult
111:013:06OWN 16637Punt
17:360:56OPP 26226Touchdown
15:134:17OWN 7956Fumble
213:172:48OWN 25619Punt
26:305:55OWN 201280Touchdown
315:000:52OWN 253-1Punt
313:412:24OWN 44833Field Goal
38:290:21OWN 2020Interception
38:081:35OWN 403-2Punt
31:391:50OWN 13416Punt
410:043:15OWN 44756Touchdown
43:540:32OWN 2030Punt
42:410:31OWN 253-1Punt
40:500:49OWN 27433Field Goal
Pittsburgh Steelers
QuarBeganPossFromPlaysYardsResult
115:003:59OWN 24612Punt
17:550:19OWN 2020Interception
16:401:27OWN 323-5Punt
10:562:39OWN 44656Touchdown
210:291:41OWN 44-1Fumble
28:482:18OWN 25526Punt
20:350:35OWN 23216Half
314:080:27OWN 3030Punt
311:171:18OWN 253-8Punt
39:591:30OWN 453-4Punt
36:334:54OWN 27947Field Goal
414:494:45OWN 33930Missed FG
46:492:55OWN 25762Interception
43:220:41OWN 45255Touchdown
42:101:20OWN 45655Touchdown
40:010:01OWN 2510Game

Game MVP: Joe Kelly, San Francisco 49ers

Rushing Statistics

San FranciscoAttYardsAvgLG10+TD
RB Matt Suhey16855.313031
RB Sammy Winder5204.001310
RB Merril Hoge482.00700
QB Joe Montana252.50300
PittsburghAttYardsAvgLG10+TD
RB Stanford Jennings12282.331110
QB Bernie Kosar8587.251320
RB Barry Word4112.75700
RB Curtis Adams3248.001720
WR Billy Ryckman11111.001110
WR Nate Johnson100.00000

Passing Statistics

San FranciscoAttCompYardsSk/YdTDLGIntRate
Joe Montana41202253/11223171.7
PittsburghAttCompYardsSk/YdTDLGIntRate
Bernie Kosar39222413/22352279.1

Receiving Statistics

San FranciscoCatchTargYardsAvgYACLGTD
WR Stephen Baker59418.200151
WR Preston Brown47399.752150
TE Lance Seidman383311.008210
WR John Taylor38155.00090
WR Victor Simmons234422.003231
TE Marcos McCue253316.5011180
WR Jo-Jo Townsell112020.000200
PittsburghCatchTargYardsAvgYACLGTD
TE Clint Didier57397.8019290
WR Billy Ryckman45256.252140
WR Gerald Carter497318.2543520
WR Nate Johnson310186.00691
WR Ron Brown335016.6714281
TE Tim Wrightman122727.006270
RB Stanford Jennings1266.00260
RB Curtis Adams1133.00031

Interception Statistics

San FranciscoIntsYardsAvgTD
CB Greg Bright200.000
PittsburghIntsYardsAvgTD
CB Kevin Ross13131.001

Fumble Statistics

San FranciscoFumbRecovForceTD
QB Joe Montana1000
RB Matt Suhey1000
S Shaun Gayle1000
DT Bob Slater0101
G Lance Smith0100
OLB Joe Kelly0010
PittsburghFumbRecovForceTD
QB Bernie Kosar1000
OLB Robert Lyles0110
DE Keith Willis0100
OLB Eugene Williams0010
DT Henry Thomas0010

Punting Statistics

San FranciscoPuntYardsAvgNetLGIn20
Ramon Basham730944.137.7522
PittsburghPuntYardsAvgNetLGIn20
Jim Arnold632654.340.7662

Kicking Statistics

San FranciscoFGs40+Yd50+YdLGPAT
Nick Lowery2/22/21/1572/3
PittsburghFGs40+Yd50+YdLGPAT
Jim Breech1/21/20/1432/3

Punt Return Statistics

San FranciscoRetYardsAvgTD
Shaun Gayle24221.00
PittsburghRetYardsAvgTD
Billy Ryckman4256.30

Kick Return Statistics

San FranciscoRetYardsAvgTD
John Taylor25125.50
PittsburghRetYardsAvgTD
Billy Ryckman25728.50
Kevin Ross11414.00

Defensive Statistics

San FranciscoTackAsstSackRPlayPPlay
S Shaun Gayle710.02942
ILB Avon Riley530.01612
ILB Thomas Brown510.01612
OLB Joe Kelly412.01115
ILB Tyler McDermott320.01125
S Willie Teal310.01631
OLB Rick Graf310.01419
DT Steve Niehaus300.01411
DE Filipo Mokofisi300.02642
CB Mike Heaven220.02641
CB Greg Bright200.02632
DT Ralph Warthen200.01016
DE Byron Jones111.01112
CB Ronnie Lott120.01330
DT David Galloway110.01119
OLB Ervin Randle110.01411
DE Fred Small110.01612
QB Joe Montana10---------
CB Ted Deneault100.020
CB Clint Harris100.01516
DE George Little100.01213
DE Neal Dellocono100.01028
PittsburghTackAsstSackRPlayPPlay
S Mike Harden720.02643
DT Henry Thomas521.02123
OLB Robert Lyles511.02743
OLB Gary Padjen530.02626
S Aaron Mitchell400.0825
CB Kevin Ross320.02744
CB Kenny Johnson300.01327
DT Kit Lathrop200.5621
DE Keith Willis220.01827
ILB Troy Benson220.01316
S Pete Shaw210.02433
CB Mario Clark200.01427
DE Keith Ferguson200.01520
DE Dwayne Buckley120.51526
ILB Glenn Cameron130.02424
OLB Eugene Williams110.0119
WR Ron Brown10---------
QB Bernie Kosar10---------
DE Phil Murphy010.0615
CB Milton Mack010.01116

Pass Rush Statistics

San FranciscoSackBlockHurryKnockPPlay
OLB Joe Kelly2.001015
DE Byron Jones1.000012
DE Filipo Mokofisi0.012142
OLB Rick Graf0.010019
DE Neal Dellocono0.002328
DT David Galloway0.001119
DT Steve Niehaus0.001011
DE George Little0.001013
PittsburghSackBlockHurryKnockPPlay
OLB Robert Lyles1.001243
DT Henry Thomas1.001023
DT Kit Lathrop0.510021
DE Dwayne Buckley0.502026
ILB Glenn Cameron0.010024
DE Keith Ferguson0.001120
DE Phil Murphy0.001015
OLB Gary Padjen0.001026
DE Keith Willis0.001027

Pass Defense Statistics

San FranciscoCaughtDefnsdIntrcpPPlay
CB Greg Bright20232
ILB Thomas Brown20012
S Willie Teal20031
ILB Tyler McDermott20025
ILB Avon Riley20012
S Shaun Gayle20042
CB Ronnie Lott12030
CB Clint Harris11016
DT Ralph Warthen10016
DE Byron Jones10012
OLB Ervin Randle10011
DE Neal Dellocono10028
CB Mike Heaven10041
DE Filipo Mokofisi10042
OLB Joe Kelly10015
OLB Rick Graf10019
PittsburghCaughtDefnsdIntrcpPPlay
CB Kenny Johnson32027
S Aaron Mitchell31025
S Mike Harden30043
CB Mario Clark20027
OLB Robert Lyles20043
S Pete Shaw11033
ILB Troy Benson11016
CB Kevin Ross10144
OLB Gary Padjen10026
DE Keith Ferguson10020
OLB Eugene Williams10019
S Mike Whitwell1008
ILB Glenn Cameron01024

Blocking Statistics

San FranciscoKeyBlBlOppPancRPlySckAPPly
C Robert Shaw47027044
C Jay Pennison37027144
G Lance Smith34027144
T Jeff Criswell14027144
G Geoff Blackwell12017032
T Gary Schippang12010012
PittsburghKeyBlBlOppPancRPlySckAPPly
G Chris Godfrey511029042
C Doug Smith12029042
TE Tim Wrightman12012014
C Don Macek11010021
T Steve Buxton04029142
G R.C. Thielemann01029142
T Doug Williams01019121
FB Booker Moore010809

Special Teams Tackles

San FranciscoTacklesSTPlays
Tim Sherwin328
Merril Hoge228
Lance Smith19
Greg Bright17
PittsburghTacklesSTPlays
Doug Crosbie228
Eugene Williams128
Tim Wrightman112

Participation

San FranciscoRPlyOffPPlyOffRPlyDefPPlyDefSTPlyTotal Plays
CB Mike Heaven------26411683
WR John Taylor2043------1982
C Jay Pennison2744------980
G Lance Smith2744------980
S Shaun Gayle------2942879
T Jeff Criswell2744------879
WR Stephen Baker2133------2074
QB Joe Montana2744---------71
C Robert Shaw2744---------71
WR Preston Brown1937------1470
DE Filipo Mokofisi------2642270
S Willie Teal------16312168
CB Greg Bright------2632765
TE Lance Seidman2432------662
G Geoff Blackwell1732------958
DE Neal Dellocono------10281452
DE George Little------12132651
CB Ronnie Lott------1330245
RB Matt Suhey1726------144
ILB Tyler McDermott------1125238
DT David Galloway------1119838
RB Merril Hoge73------2838
DE Fred Small------1612634
TE Tim Sherwin41------2833
OLB Rick Graf------1419---33
CB Clint Harris------1516---31
ILB Thomas Brown------1612---28
ILB Avon Riley------1612---28
OLB Joe Kelly------1115228
DT Ralph Warthen------1016---26
DT Steve Niehaus------1411---25
OLB Ervin Randle------1411---25
RB Sammy Winder69------823
DE Byron Jones------1112---23
T Gary Schippang1012------123
TE Marcos McCue1013---------23
CB Ted Deneault------201820
WR Victor Simmons613---------19
WR Jo-Jo Townsell110------718
DT Bob Slater------013215
S John Krimm------010212
K Nick Lowery00------99
P Ramon Basham00------99
C Tony Turner00------99
QB Jeff Kolmo00---------0
C Glenn Streno00---------0
PittsburghRPlyOffPPlyOffRPlyDefPPlyDefSTPlyTotal Plays
OLB Robert Lyles------27431484
CB Kevin Ross------2744980
G R.C. Thielemann2942------879
G Chris Godfrey2942------879
T Steve Buxton2942------879
C Doug Smith2942---------71
S Mike Harden------2643271
QB Bernie Kosar2942---------71
RB Stanford Jennings1826------2165
WR Gerald Carter2538---------63
TE Clint Didier2636---------62
S Pete Shaw------2433158
S Aaron Mitchell------8252255
WR Nate Johnson2528---------53
OLB Gary Padjen------2626---52
CB Mario Clark------14271051
ILB Glenn Cameron------2424---48
OLB Eugene Williams------1192848
CB Milton Mack------11162047
DE Keith Willis------1827146
WR Ron Brown1128------746
T Doug Williams1921------646
ILB Troy Benson------13161544
DT Henry Thomas------2123---44
DE Dwayne Buckley------1526142
CB Kenny Johnson------1327141
FB Booker Moore89------2239
TE Tim Wrightman1214------1238
DT Kit Lathrop------621936
DE Keith Ferguson------1520---35
WR Billy Ryckman311------2034
TE Doug Crosbie51------2834
C Don Macek1021---------31
DE Phil Murphy------615930
WR Brian Baschnagel14------2227
RB Curtis Adams713---------20
K Jim Breech00------88
S Mike Whitwell------08---8
C Mike McDonald00------88
P Jim Arnold00------88
RB Barry Word42---------6
T Howard Ballard00------22
ILB David Wyman------11---2
DT Ron McLean------10---1
QB Deiter Brock00---------0
G Duval Love00---------0

Directional Rushing Statistics

DistanceAttYardsAvg
Left5377.4
Middle11302.7
Right11514.6
None000.0
DistanceAttYardsAvg
Left6274.5
Middle15885.9
Right8172.1
None000.0

Detailed Passing Statistics

San FranciscoAttCmp20+BdThDropDfnsHurrKnckIntc
Joe Montana41204226831
PittsburghAttCmp20+BdThDropDfnsHurrKnckIntc
Bernie Kosar39224023852

Directional Passing Statistics

DistanceAttCompYardsAvg
Screen0000.0
Short (0-8 Yds)127373.1
Medium (9-18 Yds)1991196.3
Long (19+ Yds)104696.9
DistanceAttCompYardsAvg
Screen108363.6
Short (0-8 Yds)148453.2
Medium (9-18 Yds)8410513.1
Long (19+ Yds)72557.9

Detailed Receiving Statistics

San FranciscoTargtCaugtDropdYards20+PPlay
WR Stephen Baker95141033
TE Lance Seidman83033132
WR John Taylor83015043
WR Preston Brown74139037
TE Marcos McCue52033013
WR Victor Simmons32044213
WR Jo-Jo Townsell11020110
PittsburghTargtCaugtDropdYards20+PPlay
WR Nate Johnson103118028
WR Gerald Carter94073138
TE Clint Didier75139136
WR Billy Ryckman54025011
WR Ron Brown33050128
TE Tim Wrightman21027114
RB Stanford Jennings2106026
RB Curtis Adams1103013

Red-Zone Rushing Statistics

San FranciscoAttYardsAvgOverall Avg
RB Matt Suhey3175.675.31
RB Merril Hoge100.002.00
PittsburghAttYardsAvgOverall Avg
RB Stanford Jennings1-2-2.002.33

Red-Zone Passing Statistics

San FranciscoAttCompYardsAvg/AttOverall Avg
Joe Montana2152.505.49
PittsburghAttCompYardsAvg/AttOverall Avg
Bernie Kosar75202.866.18

Red-Zone Receiving Statistics

San FranciscoTargetCatchYardsAvg/TargOverall Avg
WR Victor Simmons1000.0014.67
WR Stephen Baker1155.004.56
PittsburghTargetCatchYardsAvg/TargOverall Avg
WR Billy Ryckman2221.005.00
WR Gerald Carter1000.008.11
WR Nate Johnson1133.001.80
TE Clint Didier1000.005.57
WR Ron Brown111212.0016.67
RB Curtis Adams1133.003.00

Third Down Rushing Statistics

San FranciscoRushesConversions
RB Matt Suhey11
PittsburghRushesConversions
QB Bernie Kosar22
RB Stanford Jennings11

Third Down Passing Statistics

San FranciscoAttCompConversions
Joe Montana933
PittsburghAttCompConversions
Bernie Kosar931

Third Down Receiving Statistics

San FranciscoTargCatchConversions
WR Stephen Baker311
WR Preston Brown211
TE Lance Seidman200
WR John Taylor100
TE Marcos McCue111
PittsburghTargCatchConversions
WR Nate Johnson300
WR Gerald Carter210
TE Clint Didier211
TE Tim Wrightman100
RB Stanford Jennings110

SectionAttendance
Stadium70,000 (70,000 capacity)
Upper Deck19,800 (19,800)
End Zone14,300 (14,300)
Mezzanine8,300 (8,300)
Sideline Seats12,700 (12,700)
Club Seats7,400 (7,400)
Luxury Boxes7,500 (7,500)