Week 16, 1987

played in Carolina, NC

31 degrees, fair, 12 mph wind

Houston Oilers7600-13
Carolina Panthers7637-23

Scoring Summary
1Q: 08:25 CAR - Toussaint Tyler 2 run (Rolf Benirschke extra point)
1Q: 03:41 HOU - Bobby Watkins 44 interception return (Morten Andersen extra point)
2Q: 09:36 CAR - Rolf Benirschke 47 field goal
2Q: 04:46 HOU - Johnny Hector 5 run (Morten Andersen extra point failed)
2Q: 00:15 CAR - Rolf Benirschke 51 field goal
3Q: 07:36 CAR - Rolf Benirschke 47 field goal
4Q: 01:43 CAR - Arnold Brown 53 interception return (Rolf Benirschke extra point)

Team StatisticsHOUCAR
Record8-78-6-1
First Downs1412
- by Rushing66
- by Passing55
- by Penalty31
Total Net Yards197225
- Offensive Plays6262
- Yards per Play3.183.63
Net Rushing Yards83104
- Rushing Attempts2833
- Yards per Rush2.963.15
Net Passing Yards114121
- Att./Comp./Intrcpt32 - 12 - 228 - 15 - 1
- Gross Passing Yards124129
- Sacks/Yards Lost2/101/8
- Yards per Pass Play3.354.17
Fumbles/Lost2/20/0
3rd Down Conversions5/153/16
- Avg. YtG on 3rd Down8.48.3
4th Down Conversions0/20/0
Penalties/Yards5/3713/88
Punt Returns/Yards4/424/50
Kick Returns/Yards4/742/59
Interception Ret./Yards1/442/78
2pt Conversions0/00/0
Red Zone Visits11
- Red Zone TDs/FGs1/01/0
Avg. Drive StartOWN 26OWN 36
Time of Possession28:2731:33

Drive Charts

Houston Oilers
QuarBeganPossFromPlaysYardsResult
18:143:36OWN 25638Punt
214:051:42OWN 530Punt
210:540:12OWN 411-5Fumble
29:294:49OWN 27973Touchdown
22:201:40OWN 1835Punt
20:100:10OWN 3410Half
315:004:06OWN 21622Punt
37:291:10OWN 2539Punt
33:242:2650718Downs
414:182:22OWN 36610Interception
410:001:12OWN 2037Punt
46:393:53OWN 19613Punt
42:010:28OWN 10527Interception
41:330:53OWN 344-2Downs
Carolina Panthers
QuarBeganPossFromPlaysYardsResult
115:006:46OWN 451255Touchdown
14:381:07OWN 2036Interception
13:314:26OWN 40720Punt
212:231:29OWN 3634Punt
210:421:13OPP 3636Field Goal
24:402:20OWN 10430Punt
20:400:30OPP 3733Field Goal
310:543:25OWN 20650Field Goal
36:191:03OWN 930Punt
35:161:52OWN 263-4Punt
30:581:40OWN 3231Punt
411:561:56OPP 333-10Punt
48:482:09OWN 24421Punt
42:460:45OWN 28419Punt
40:400:40OPP 321-1Game

Game MVP: Arnold Brown, Carolina Panthers

Rushing Statistics

HoustonAttYardsAvgLG10+TD
RB Kenny Flowers12242.00600
RB Johnny Hector11322.911611
QB Frank Reich5275.40700
CarolinaAttYardsAvgLG10+TD
RB Toussaint Tyler17462.713231
RB Wilbert Montgomery8131.63300
QB Eric Hipple8455.631010

Passing Statistics

HoustonAttCompYardsSk/YdTDLGIntRate
Frank Reich32121242/10033223.4
CarolinaAttCompYardsSk/YdTDLGIntRate
Eric Hipple28151291/8023151.0

Receiving Statistics

HoustonCatchTargYardsAvgYACLGTD
WR Lindsay Scott374214.009230
RB Kenny Flowers36113.67060
WR John Smith252110.506180
WR Vince Williams1644.00040
RB Johnny Hector1333.00030
WR Clarence Weathers111010.000100
WR James Pruitt123333.000330
TE Mark Keel0100.00000
TE Mike Mularkey0100.00000
CarolinaCatchTargYardsAvgYACLGTD
TE Tom Coombs55244.80770
RB Wilbert Montgomery35134.33060
WR Lionel Manuel354214.007230
WR James Lofton252010.009150
TE Junior Miller141313.000130
FB Calvin Thomas111717.004170
WR Malcolm Barnwell0100.00000
TE Tom Robinson0200.00000

Interception Statistics

HoustonIntsYardsAvgTD
CB Bobby Watkins14444.001
CarolinaIntsYardsAvgTD
CB Ray Horton12525.000
CB Arnold Brown15353.001

Fumble Statistics

HoustonFumbRecovForceTD
QB Frank Reich1000
CB Barry Wilburn1000
CarolinaFumbRecovForceTD
DE James Hunter0110
DE Donnie Humphrey0100
RB Toussaint Tyler0010

Punting Statistics

HoustonPuntYardsAvgNetLGIn20
John Kidd735951.338.4662
CarolinaPuntYardsAvgNetLGIn20
Brian Doherty933837.630.7454

Kicking Statistics

HoustonFGs40+Yd50+YdLGPAT
Morten Andersen0/00/00/001/2
CarolinaFGs40+Yd50+YdLGPAT
Rolf Benirschke3/33/31/1512/2

Punt Return Statistics

HoustonRetYardsAvgTD
Barry Wilburn44210.50
CarolinaRetYardsAvgTD
Ray Horton45012.50

Kick Return Statistics

HoustonRetYardsAvgTD
Mark Haynes24120.50
Carlton Williamson23316.50
CarolinaRetYardsAvgTD
Kelvin Martin25929.50

Defensive Statistics

HoustonTackAsstSackRPlayPPlay
ILB Dave Levenick1320.03329
DT Mike Pitts531.03329
CB Bobby Watkins520.03228
OLB Mark Merrill510.02619
DE Al Harris430.03026
S Carlton Williamson400.03028
ILB Kurt Gouveia300.0611
DT Mike Golic210.01812
DE Ezra Johnson200.01416
DE Curtis Greer110.02417
CB Mark Haynes110.0610
S Vance Bedford110.03228
WR Lindsay Scott10---------
CB Barry Wilburn100.01711
CB Ivory Sully030.01518
S Gene Atkins030.0173
OLB Leon White010.01517
CarolinaTackAsstSackRPlayPPlay
CB Jeff Nixon600.02834
OLB Ken Fantetti510.02534
DE Richard Dent410.52725
S Solomon Wilcots410.02834
ILB Bryan Hinkle400.02722
S Mike Spivey320.0415
CB Arnold Brown310.02831
ILB Jessie Solomon300.01424
CB Pat Ballage210.01620
DE James Hunter101.01723
OLB Joe Comier110.598
CB Ray Horton110.02834
DT Louie Kelcher100.0911
ILB Linden King100.01415
OLB Robin Cole100.031
DT Ken Clarke020.01923

Pass Rush Statistics

HoustonSackBlockHurryKnockPPlay
DT Mike Pitts1.000029
DE Ezra Johnson0.001016
DE Al Harris0.001026
DE Curtis Greer0.001017
CarolinaSackBlockHurryKnockPPlay
DE James Hunter1.000023
DE Richard Dent0.502225
OLB Joe Comier0.50008
DT Ken Clarke0.002223
CB Arnold Brown0.001031

Pass Defense Statistics

HoustonCaughtDefnsdIntrcpPPlay
CB Bobby Watkins50128
ILB Dave Levenick30029
OLB Mark Merrill20019
S Carlton Williamson20028
S Vance Bedford14028
ILB Kurt Gouveia11011
DE Al Harris10026
CB Ivory Sully02018
S Gene Atkins0103
CarolinaCaughtDefnsdIntrcpPPlay
CB Arnold Brown33131
S Solomon Wilcots21034
S Mike Spivey20015
OLB Ken Fantetti10034
CB Jeff Nixon10034
ILB Bryan Hinkle10022
ILB Jessie Solomon10024
CB Pat Ballage10020
CB Ray Horton03134
ILB Linden King02015

Blocking Statistics

HoustonKeyBlBlOppPancRPlySckAPPly
G Kevin Gogan24028134
G Tom Newberry15028134
T Will Wolford15028034
T Dwight Wheeler13028034
G Winford Hood04028034
TE Mark Keel02027026
CarolinaKeyBlBlOppPancRPlySckAPPly
T Robert Jenkins24033029
T Kevin Call16033029
G Steve Wright15033029
G Mark Bortz14033129
T Petey Perot04033029
TE Tom Robinson0202108

Special Teams Tackles

HoustonTacklesSTPlays
Dwight Wheeler210
Orson Mobley123
Ezra Johnson110
Will Wolford17
Hugh Heyer17
CarolinaTacklesSTPlays
Ken Fantetti225
Ken Clarke215
Donnie Humphrey122
Toussaint Tyler121
Malcolm Barnwell119
Kevin Call112

Participation

HoustonRPlyOffPPlyOffRPlyDefPPlyDefSTPlyTotal Plays
S Carlton Williamson------30281977
CB Bobby Watkins------32281777
T Dwight Wheeler2834------1072
G Tom Newberry2834------769
T Will Wolford2834------769
G Kevin Gogan2834------769
ILB Dave Levenick------3329365
DT Mike Pitts------3329365
S Vance Bedford------3228363
G Winford Hood2834---------62
QB Frank Reich2834---------62
DE Al Harris------3026359
TE Mark Keel2726------255
WR Lindsay Scott2328------253
WR John Smith2326---------49
WR Vince Williams2029---------49
CB Barry Wilburn------17111947
OLB Mark Merrill------2619---45
DE Curtis Greer------2417344
RB Johnny Hector1313------1642
DT Mike Golic------18121242
DE Ezra Johnson------14161040
S Gene Atkins------1731737
FB Larry Moriarty88------1834
RB Kenny Flowers1519---------34
CB Ivory Sully------1518---33
DT Mark Walen------1517---32
OLB Leon White------1517---32
TE Orson Mobley24------2329
WR Clarence Weathers46------1828
OLB Timothy Dyer------002525
CB Mark Haynes------610622
ILB Kurt Gouveia------611320
ILB Darren Comeaux------001515
TE Mike Mularkey59---------14
DE Josh Barrett------0099
WR James Pruitt02------79
C Freddie Bates00------77
P John Kidd00------77
T Hugh Heyer00------77
K Morten Andersen00------33
QB Guido Merkens00---------0
C Jameson Aguillard00---------0
C Roberto Peterson00---------0
WR Odessa Turner00---------0
DE Glenn Fones------00---0
CarolinaRPlyOffPPlyOffRPlyDefPPlyDefSTPlyTotal Plays
OLB Ken Fantetti------25342584
CB Jeff Nixon------28341678
G Steve Wright3329------1274
G Mark Bortz3329------1274
T Kevin Call3329------1274
T Robert Jenkins3329------1274
CB Ray Horton------28341072
T Petey Perot3329---------62
QB Eric Hipple3329---------62
S Solomon Wilcots------2834---62
CB Arnold Brown------2831---59
DT Ken Clarke------19231557
TE Tom Robinson218------2756
WR Lionel Manuel3024---------54
DE Richard Dent------2725---52
ILB Bryan Hinkle------2722---49
ILB Jessie Solomon------1424947
RB Toussaint Tyler196------2146
CB Pat Ballage------1620743
TE Tom Coombs1527---------42
WR James Lofton2217------140
DE James Hunter------1723---40
RB Wilbert Montgomery1423---------37
S Mike Spivey------4151635
WR Malcolm Barnwell97------1935
FB Calvin Thomas510------1934
DE Donnie Humphrey------192232
ILB Linden King------1415130
TE Junior Miller1117------129
WR Kelvin Martin196------328
DE Reggie Kinlaw------1111---22
DT Louie Kelcher------911---20
OLB Joe Comier------98---17
P Brian Doherty00------1212
C Matthew Hurley00------1212
K Rolf Benirschke00------99
WR Glen Kozlowski00------88
DT Danny Noonan------0077
OLB Robin Cole------31---4
QB Jeb Blount00---------0
RB Ken Thomas00---------0
G Bruce Collie00---------0
S Barton Hundley------00---0
TE Derek Tennell00---------0
C Joe Onosai00---------0
DE Marcus Norman------00---0

Directional Rushing Statistics

DistanceAttYardsAvg
Left5112.2
Middle16553.4
Right7172.4
None000.0
DistanceAttYardsAvg
Left410.3
Middle21723.4
Right7324.6
None1-1-1.0

Detailed Passing Statistics

HoustonAttCmp20+BdThDropDfnsHurrKnckIntc
Frank Reich32122319542
CarolinaAttCmp20+BdThDropDfnsHurrKnckIntc
Eric Hipple28151018301

Directional Passing Statistics

DistanceAttCompYardsAvg
Screen2000.0
Short (0-8 Yds)157322.1
Medium (9-18 Yds)84597.4
Long (19+ Yds)71334.7
DistanceAttCompYardsAvg
Screen63122.0
Short (0-8 Yds)137473.6
Medium (9-18 Yds)64477.8
Long (19+ Yds)31237.7

Detailed Receiving Statistics

HoustonTargtCaugtDropdYards20+PPlay
WR Lindsay Scott73142128
WR Vince Williams6104029
RB Kenny Flowers63011019
WR John Smith52021026
RB Johnny Hector3103013
WR James Pruitt2103312
TE Mark Keel1000026
TE Mike Mularkey100009
WR Clarence Weathers1101006
CarolinaTargtCaugtDropdYards20+PPlay
RB Wilbert Montgomery53013023
WR James Lofton52020017
TE Tom Coombs55024027
WR Lionel Manuel53042124
TE Junior Miller41113017
TE Tom Robinson200008
WR Malcolm Barnwell100007
FB Calvin Thomas11017010

Red-Zone Rushing Statistics

HoustonAttYardsAvgOverall Avg
RB Johnny Hector252.502.91
RB Kenny Flowers144.002.00
CarolinaAttYardsAvgOverall Avg
RB Toussaint Tyler2136.502.71

Red-Zone Passing Statistics

HoustonAttCompYardsAvg/AttOverall Avg
CarolinaAttCompYardsAvg/AttOverall Avg
Eric Hipple2163.004.61

Red-Zone Receiving Statistics

HoustonTargetCatchYardsAvg/TargOverall Avg
CarolinaTargetCatchYardsAvg/TargOverall Avg
RB Wilbert Montgomery1166.002.60
WR Lionel Manuel1000.008.40

Third Down Rushing Statistics

HoustonRushesConversions
QB Frank Reich22
RB Kenny Flowers10
CarolinaRushesConversions
QB Eric Hipple41
RB Wilbert Montgomery11
RB Toussaint Tyler10

Third Down Passing Statistics

HoustonAttCompConversions
Frank Reich1253
CarolinaAttCompConversions
Eric Hipple1021

Third Down Receiving Statistics

HoustonTargCatchConversions
WR John Smith310
WR Lindsay Scott322
RB Kenny Flowers310
WR James Pruitt211
WR Vince Williams100
CarolinaTargCatchConversions
WR James Lofton300
RB Wilbert Montgomery211
TE Junior Miller100
WR Malcolm Barnwell100
TE Tom Coombs110
TE Tom Robinson100
WR Lionel Manuel100

SectionAttendance
Stadium85,000 (85,000 capacity)
Upper Deck25,400 (25,400)
End Zone18,300 (18,300)
Mezzanine10,600 (10,600)
Sideline Seats16,200 (16,200)
Club Seats9,500 (9,500)
Luxury Boxes5,000 (5,000)