Week 17, 1987

played in Tampa Bay, FL

48 degrees, rain, 7 mph wind

Atlanta Falcons3376-19
Tampa Bay Buccaneers0736-16

Scoring Summary
1Q: 11:19 ATL - Max Zendejas 50 field goal
2Q: 14:07 ATL - Max Zendejas 25 field goal
2Q: 01:22 TBY - Dave Waymer 33 interception return (John Lee extra point)
3Q: 11:46 ATL - Willis Adams 46 pass from Randy Essington (Max Zendejas extra point)
3Q: 05:42 TBY - John Lee 19 field goal
4Q: 10:16 TBY - John Lee 46 field goal
4Q: 07:44 TBY - John Lee 34 field goal
4Q: 04:18 ATL - Max Zendejas 55 field goal
4Q: 00:03 ATL - Max Zendejas 55 field goal

Team StatisticsATLTBY
Record10-65-11
First Downs1516
- by Rushing34
- by Passing1011
- by Penalty21
Total Net Yards338323
- Offensive Plays6877
- Yards per Play4.974.19
Net Rushing Yards48130
- Rushing Attempts2022
- Yards per Rush2.405.91
Net Passing Yards290193
- Att./Comp./Intrcpt48 - 23 - 551 - 20 - 0
- Gross Passing Yards290217
- Sacks/Yards Lost0/04/24
- Yards per Pass Play6.043.51
Fumbles/Lost2/00/0
3rd Down Conversions5/156/21
- Avg. YtG on 3rd Down7.59.0
4th Down Conversions0/00/0
Penalties/Yards4/356/64
Punt Returns/Yards3/223/34
Kick Returns/Yards1/313/72
Interception Ret./Yards0/05/55
2pt Conversions0/00/0
Red Zone Visits13
- Red Zone TDs/FGs0/10/2
Avg. Drive StartOWN 28OWN 36
Time of Possession29:3030:30

Drive Charts

Atlanta Falcons
QuarBeganPossFromPlaysYardsResult
115:003:48OWN 25742Field Goal
19:542:06OWN 33614Punt
13:284:28OWN 20972Field Goal
212:150:51OWN 2838Punt
210:100:50OWN 36425Interception
26:592:18OWN 20515Punt
21:450:34OWN 202-4Interception
21:110:50OWN 2535Punt
313:492:20OWN 39461Touchdown
39:201:37OWN 7427Interception
35:370:33OWN 2530Punt
32:461:05OWN 2033Punt
30:382:53OWN 46617Missed FG
410:100:12OWN 2510Interception
47:363:24OWN 48514Field Goal
41:540:39OWN 34316Interception
40:130:13OWN 34128Field Goal
Tampa Bay Buccaneers
QuarBeganPossFromPlaysYardsResult
111:121:18OWN 3038Punt
17:484:20OWN 31721Punt
214:001:45OWN 2532Punt
211:241:14OWN 3039Punt
29:202:21OWN 27735Punt
24:412:56OWN 26628Punt
20:210:21OWN 30318Half
315:001:11OWN 2330Punt
311:292:09OWN 25638Punt
37:432:06OPP 31529Field Goal
35:042:18OWN 46642Missed FG
31:411:03OWN 1433Punt
412:452:35OWN 44627Field Goal
49:582:22OPP 28611Field Goal
44:122:18OWN 32641Missed FG
41:151:02OPP 43516Missed FG

Game MVP: Max Zendejas, Atlanta Falcons

Rushing Statistics

AtlantaAttYardsAvgLG10+TD
RB Jewerl Thomas8182.25700
RB Newton Williams8263.251310
RB Rod Bernstine300.00300
QB Randy Essington144.00400
Tampa BayAttYardsAvgLG10+TD
QB John Reaves11726.551820
RB Steve Smith5153.001110
RB Dave D'Addio400.00300
RB Vance Mueller24321.504410

Passing Statistics

AtlantaAttCompYardsSk/YdTDLGIntRate
Randy Essington48232900/0146534.5
Tampa BayAttCompYardsSk/YdTDLGIntRate
John Reaves51202174/24033052.5

Receiving Statistics

AtlantaCatchTargYardsAvgYACLGTD
TE Steve Jordan7177310.437300
WR Willis Adams6108914.8363461
RB Jewerl Thomas353311.0020280
WR Ernest Givins383110.3326160
RB Rod Bernstine235025.0036450
TE Tom Mullady14-1-1.000-10
WR Calvin Muhammad111515.002150
Tampa BayCatchTargYardsAvgYACLGTD
WR Lam Jones4146616.5011270
WR Andre Reed384515.0035330
RB Steve Smith3400.00030
WR Dokie Williams2252.50060
WR Kenny Jackson232512.504160
RB Vance Mueller22168.0010100
TE John Spagnola1999.00090
RB Dave D'Addio1388.00080
TE Cap Boso142121.0011210
TE Jim Riggs112222.0012220
RB Steve Strachan0100.00000

Interception Statistics

AtlantaIntsYardsAvgTD
Tampa BayIntsYardsAvgTD
S Bobby Butler284.000
CB Dave Waymer13333.001
OLB Forrest Valora100.000
S Stefon Adams11414.000

Fumble Statistics

AtlantaFumbRecovForceTD
RB Jewerl Thomas1000
RB Rod Bernstine1000
G Rich Rosen0100
C Tony Berryhill0100
Tampa BayFumbRecovForceTD
DE Mike Perko0010
OLB Tim Harris0010

Punting Statistics

AtlantaPuntYardsAvgNetLGIn20
Harry Newsome625041.736.0531
Tampa BayPuntYardsAvgNetLGIn20
Lewis Colbert937341.432.3543

Kicking Statistics

AtlantaFGs40+Yd50+YdLGPAT
Max Zendejas4/53/43/4551/1
Tampa BayFGs40+Yd50+YdLGPAT
John Lee3/61/30/0461/1

Punt Return Statistics

AtlantaRetYardsAvgTD
Terry Taylor3227.30
Tampa BayRetYardsAvgTD
Kenny Jackson33411.30

Kick Return Statistics

AtlantaRetYardsAvgTD
Calvin Muhammad13131.00
Tampa BayRetYardsAvgTD
Dokie Williams25527.50
Sam Seale11717.00

Defensive Statistics

AtlantaTackAsstSackRPlayPPlay
ILB Niko Noga530.51634
S Nelson Jones510.01733
OLB Mike Merriweather401.01141
S Perry Williams420.02255
OLB Brian Noble420.02255
CB Herb Welch410.01835
OLB Jim Haslett400.0423
TE Steve Jordan40---------
CB Steve Brown400.02254
CB Terry Taylor310.02252
DT Randy Trautman201.0819
DE Mark Mraz130.51439
DE Keith Guthrie110.51532
DT Gerald Nichols100.51225
DT Tim Newton110.01322
OLB Matt Monger110.0921
DE Jim Reynosa100.0934
S Larry Brewton010.003
Tampa BayTackAsstSackRPlayPPlay
S Bobby Butler910.02048
OLB Tim Harris700.02046
ILB Wilbur Marshall610.01946
CB Lorenzo Lynch430.02046
OLB Forrest Valora210.01138
DE Mike Perko210.01841
CB Dave Waymer200.02035
OLB Keena Turner110.01933
DT Tony Chickillo110.087
S Barney Bussey110.01126
S Stefon Adams110.0922
OLB Chip Banks100.014
CB Randle Tate100.0217
DE Greg Townsend100.01945
CB Sam Seale100.0925
DT Tony Casillas100.01226

Pass Rush Statistics

AtlantaSackBlockHurryKnockPPlay
DT Randy Trautman1.010119
OLB Mike Merriweather1.000041
DE Mark Mraz0.512039
DE Keith Guthrie0.510032
ILB Niko Noga0.500034
DT Gerald Nichols0.500025
DE Jim Reynosa0.011034
OLB Matt Monger0.010021
DT Pat Swoopes0.001028
Tampa BaySackBlockHurryKnockPPlay
OLB Keena Turner0.010033
DT Tony Chickillo0.01007
DE Greg Townsend0.002445
DT Curt Jarvis0.001015

Pass Defense Statistics

AtlantaCaughtDefnsdIntrcpPPlay
CB Steve Brown31054
OLB Jim Haslett30023
ILB Niko Noga30034
S Perry Williams22055
CB Terry Taylor22052
CB Herb Welch22035
OLB Mike Merriweather21041
S Nelson Jones13033
OLB Brian Noble12055
DE Jim Reynosa10034
DE Keith Guthrie01032
Tampa BayCaughtDefnsdIntrcpPPlay
S Bobby Butler41248
OLB Tim Harris41046
CB Lorenzo Lynch30046
CB Randle Tate21017
CB Dave Waymer20135
ILB Wilbur Marshall20046
S Barney Bussey11026
OLB Forrest Valora10138
OLB Keena Turner10033
OLB Chip Banks1004
DE Greg Townsend10045
CB Sam Seale10025
S Stefon Adams00122

Blocking Statistics

AtlantaKeyBlBlOppPancRPlySckAPPly
C Tony Berryhill23020048
G Roy Foster23020048
T Scott Bergold13020048
G Rich Rosen08020048
T Don Sommer02020048
Tampa BayKeyBlBlOppPancRPlySckAPPly
G Terry Tausch15022055
G Craig Wolfley11022155
C Ray Hitchcock03022255
T Russ Grimm03022055
T Mike Perrino01022055
RB Vance Mueller0006115

Special Teams Tackles

AtlantaTacklesSTPlays
Steve Brown231
Tim Newton215
Rod Bernstine121
Larry Brewton117
Tampa BayTacklesSTPlays
Wilbur Marshall230
Dave D'Addio131
Chip Banks125

Participation

AtlantaRPlyOffPPlyOffRPlyDefPPlyDefSTPlyTotal Plays
CB Steve Brown------225431107
TE Steve Jordan1847------3095
CB Terry Taylor------22521589
S Perry Williams------2255885
OLB Brian Noble------2255582
G Rich Rosen2048------1179
G Roy Foster2048------1179
T Scott Bergold2048------1179
T Don Sommer2048------1179
CB Herb Welch------18351972
C Tony Berryhill2048---------68
QB Randy Essington2048---------68
ILB Niko Noga------16341464
WR Ernest Givins1742------564
WR Willis Adams1742---------59
OLB Mike Merriweather------1141658
DE Keith Guthrie------15321057
S Nelson Jones------1733555
DE Mark Mraz------1439---53
DT Tim Newton------13221550
DE Jim Reynosa------934548
WR Calvin Muhammad1222------1044
DT Gerald Nichols------1225643
RB Jewerl Thomas932---------41
DT Pat Swoopes------828339
TE Tom Mullady924------538
DT Randy Trautman------8191037
OLB Matt Monger------921636
FB Mickey Merrifield38------2435
OLB Jim Haslett------423330
RB Rod Bernstine35------2129
WR Frankie Neal11------2426
OLB Rydell Malancon------002323
S Larry Brewton------031720
RB Newton Williams811---------19
P Harry Newsome00------1111
C Tyler Lusk00------1111
K Max Zendejas00------1010
TE Doug Marsh36---------9
G DeAndre Jamison00---------0
S Scott Woerner------00---0
T Dave Piepkorn00---------0
OLB Alex Gordon------00---0
Tampa BayRPlyOffPPlyOffRPlyDefPPlyDefSTPlyTotal Plays
T Russ Grimm2255------2097
ILB Wilbur Marshall------19463095
G Craig Wolfley2255------1592
G Terry Tausch2255------1592
T Mike Perrino2255------1592
QB John Reaves2255---------77
C Ray Hitchcock2255---------77
WR Lam Jones2252---------74
S Bobby Butler------2048573
OLB Tim Harris------2046571
CB Lorenzo Lynch------2046571
TE John Spagnola2046------369
DE Greg Townsend------1945569
DE Mike Perko------1841564
WR Andre Reed1638------458
WR Dokie Williams1124------2257
CB Dave Waymer------2035156
WR Kenny Jackson1525------1656
OLB Keena Turner------1933153
OLB Forrest Valora------1138453
S Barney Bussey------11261653
RB Dave D'Addio516------3152
CB Sam Seale------9251650
DT Tony Casillas------1226644
CB Randle Tate------2172039
S Stefon Adams------922536
RB Vance Mueller615------1435
TE Cap Boso06------2935
OLB Chip Banks------142530
TE Jim Riggs424---------28
RB Steve Smith917---------26
DT Curt Jarvis------015419
DT Tony Chickillo------87116
RB Steve Strachan212------216
C Walter Fredrickson00------1515
P Lewis Colbert00------1515
K John Lee00------1111
T Ron Mattes00------99
DE Al Baker------17---8
DE Curtis White------1168
G Tunch Ilkin00---------0
ILB Cliff Odom------00---0
C Bill Bechtold00---------0
G Rickey Bolden00---------0
QB Buddy Funck00---------0
OLB Bob White------00---0

Directional Rushing Statistics

DistanceAttYardsAvg
Left5132.6
Middle1040.4
Right5316.2
None000.0
DistanceAttYardsAvg
Left2147.0
Middle19723.8
Right14444.0
None000.0

Detailed Passing Statistics

AtlantaAttCmp20+BdThDropDfnsHurrKnckIntc
Randy Essington48235294345
Tampa BayAttCmp20+BdThDropDfnsHurrKnckIntc
John Reaves512043514410

Directional Passing Statistics

DistanceAttCompYardsAvg
Screen84354.4
Short (0-8 Yds)18111166.4
Medium (9-18 Yds)1571097.3
Long (19+ Yds)71304.3
DistanceAttCompYardsAvg
Screen106191.9
Short (0-8 Yds)2591144.6
Medium (9-18 Yds)105848.4
Long (19+ Yds)6000.0

Detailed Receiving Statistics

AtlantaTargtCaugtDropdYards20+PPlay
TE Steve Jordan177273147
WR Willis Adams106289242
WR Ernest Givins83131042
RB Jewerl Thomas53233132
TE Tom Mullady411-1024
RB Rod Bernstine3215015
WR Calvin Muhammad11015022
Tampa BayTargtCaugtDropdYards20+PPlay
WR Lam Jones144166152
TE John Spagnola9119046
WR Andre Reed83145138
TE Cap Boso4102116
RB Steve Smith4310017
RB Dave D'Addio3108016
WR Kenny Jackson32125025
WR Dokie Williams2205024
RB Vance Mueller22016015
RB Steve Strachan1000012
TE Jim Riggs11022124

Red-Zone Rushing Statistics

AtlantaAttYardsAvgOverall Avg
RB Rod Bernstine1-2-2.000.00
Tampa BayAttYardsAvgOverall Avg
RB Dave D'Addio210.500.00
QB John Reaves111.006.55
RB Steve Smith111.003.00

Red-Zone Passing Statistics

AtlantaAttCompYardsAvg/AttOverall Avg
Randy Essington2263.006.04
Tampa BayAttCompYardsAvg/AttOverall Avg
John Reaves4000.004.25

Red-Zone Receiving Statistics

AtlantaTargetCatchYardsAvg/TargOverall Avg
TE Steve Jordan2263.004.29
Tampa BayTargetCatchYardsAvg/TargOverall Avg
TE John Spagnola2000.001.00
WR Lam Jones1000.004.71
TE Cap Boso1000.005.25

Third Down Rushing Statistics

AtlantaRushesConversions
Tampa BayRushesConversions
QB John Reaves41
RB Vance Mueller21

Third Down Passing Statistics

AtlantaAttCompConversions
Randy Essington1575
Tampa BayAttCompConversions
John Reaves1554

Third Down Receiving Statistics

AtlantaTargCatchConversions
WR Willis Adams422
TE Steve Jordan421
WR Ernest Givins311
RB Jewerl Thomas210
TE Tom Mullady100
WR Calvin Muhammad111
Tampa BayTargCatchConversions
WR Lam Jones611
TE John Spagnola511
WR Andre Reed322
WR Kenny Jackson110

SectionAttendance
Stadium70,000 (70,000 capacity)
Upper Deck21,400 (21,400)
End Zone15,400 (15,400)
Mezzanine8,900 (8,900)
Sideline Seats13,600 (13,600)
Club Seats7,400 (7,400)
Luxury Boxes3,300 (3,300)