Week 17, 1987

played in New Jersey, NJ

49 degrees, fair, 1 mph wind

Buffalo Bills03108-21
New Jersey Jets7700-14

Scoring Summary
1Q: 09:05 NJY - Keith Byars 2 pass from Steve Young (Al Del Greco extra point)
2Q: 12:42 BUF - Darrell Durham 43 field goal
2Q: 01:40 NJY - Steve Young 12 run (Al Del Greco extra point)
3Q: 08:56 BUF - Lawrence Johnson 97 interception return (Darrell Durham extra point)
3Q: 01:40 BUF - Darrell Durham 31 field goal
4Q: 07:41 BUF - Jeff Moore 9 pass from Dave Krieg (Dave Krieg pass to Ulysses Norris for conversion)

Team StatisticsBUFNJY
Record9-6-15-11
First Downs1719
- by Rushing96
- by Passing813
- by Penalty00
Total Net Yards306354
- Offensive Plays6473
- Yards per Play4.784.85
Net Rushing Yards180113
- Rushing Attempts3525
- Yards per Rush5.144.52
Net Passing Yards126241
- Att./Comp./Intrcpt27 - 15 - 147 - 25 - 2
- Gross Passing Yards141250
- Sacks/Yards Lost2/151/9
- Yards per Pass Play4.345.02
Fumbles/Lost0/02/1
3rd Down Conversions4/1310/19
- Avg. YtG on 3rd Down9.57.3
4th Down Conversions1/11/2
Penalties/Yards6/458/59
Punt Returns/Yards1/173/1
Kick Returns/Yards1/263/76
Interception Ret./Yards2/1091/29
2pt Conversions1/10/0
Red Zone Visits23
- Red Zone TDs/FGs1/12/0
Avg. Drive StartOWN 32OWN 32
Time of Possession30:2429:36

Drive Charts

Buffalo Bills
QuarBeganPossFromPlaysYardsResult
115:001:49OWN 25421Interception
18:556:22OWN 251250Missed FG
10:473:13OWN 32642Field Goal
210:231:25OWN 4130Punt
27:121:25OWN 1231Punt
21:281:28OWN 25728Half
36:345:01OWN 301056Field Goal
413:442:16OWN 2058Punt
410:062:36OWN 48652Touchdown
44:462:57OPP 42615Punt
40:280:28OWN 452-2Game
New Jersey Jets
QuarBeganPossFromPlaysYardsResult
113:114:16OPP 44844Touchdown
12:331:46OWN 323-6Punt
212:342:11OWN 25641Missed FG
28:581:46OWN 24416Punt
25:474:19OPP 481048Touchdown
315:006:15OWN 441245Interception
38:452:11OWN 34436Fumble
31:332:49OWN 25938Punt
411:281:22OWN 193-4Punt
47:302:44OWN 25612Interception
41:491:21OWN 20835Downs

Game MVP: Herman Fontenot, Buffalo Bills

Rushing Statistics

BuffaloAttYardsAvgLG10+TD
RB Herman Fontenot201386.902260
RB Eric Dickerson7213.00800
QB Dave Krieg420.50700
RB Steve Sewell3175.67900
FB Robert Weathers122.00200
New JerseyAttYardsAvgLG10+TD
RB Keith Byars16694.311010
QB Steve Young7304.291211
RB D.J. Dozier2147.00900

Passing Statistics

BuffaloAttCompYardsSk/YdTDLGIntRate
Dave Krieg27151412/15124167.0
New JerseyAttCompYardsSk/YdTDLGIntRate
Steve Young47252501/9134257.9

Receiving Statistics

BuffaloCatchTargYardsAvgYACLGTD
WR Dennis Gentry57438.6011160
WR Wes Chandler274321.500220
WR Jeff Moore223316.5023241
TE Brent Jones2363.00030
WR Virgil Seay1166.00060
FB Robert Weathers12-2-2.000-20
RB Eric Dickerson1311.00010
RB Herman Fontenot121111.000110
New JerseyCatchTargYardsAvgYACLGTD
WR Buster Rhymes91511112.3335340
WR Bill Brooks6126210.3318210
WR Doug Allen48369.0014210
RB Keith Byars36175.67181
TE Fred Cornwell1255.00050
TE Ken Whisenhunt121818.000180
FB John Williams1211.00010

Interception Statistics

BuffaloIntsYardsAvgTD
S Lawrence Johnson19797.001
CB Russell Carter11212.000
New JerseyIntsYardsAvgTD
OLB George Andrews12929.000

Fumble Statistics

BuffaloFumbRecovForceTD
CB Russell Carter0100
OLB Scot Brantley0010
DE Kenny Neil0010
New JerseyFumbRecovForceTD
S Mike Davis1000
WR Bill Brooks1000
WR Nate Spadaford0100

Punting Statistics

BuffaloPuntYardsAvgNetLGIn20
Eddie George415137.832.5490
New JerseyPuntYardsAvgNetLGIn20
Ruben Rodriguez418145.336.0541

Kicking Statistics

BuffaloFGs40+Yd50+YdLGPAT
Darrell Durham2/31/20/0431/1
New JerseyFGs40+Yd50+YdLGPAT
Al Del Greco0/10/10/102/2

Punt Return Statistics

BuffaloRetYardsAvgTD
Wes Chandler11717.00
New JerseyRetYardsAvgTD
Mike Davis310.30

Kick Return Statistics

BuffaloRetYardsAvgTD
Ricky Reynolds12626.00
New JerseyRetYardsAvgTD
Doug Allen25728.50
Mike Davis11919.00

Defensive Statistics

BuffaloTackAsstSackRPlayPPlay
ILB Jim Laughlin810.02544
CB Demetrious Johnson600.02445
OLB Rich D'Amico530.02227
CB Ricky Reynolds530.02346
DT Michael Carter410.02128
S Mike Hatchett400.02429
OLB Scott Pelluer301.099
S Vince Newsome310.0926
CB Lee Miller310.01437
DE Jeff Stover300.02543
S Lawrence Johnson200.01740
DT Harvey Armstrong110.01629
DE Andre Tippett110.01331
WR Wes Chandler10---------
DE Kenny Neil010.01222
OLB Jeff Gaylord010.0115
New JerseyTackAsstSackRPlayPPlay
ILB Kevin Murphy720.03429
S Mike Davis530.02725
CB Derrick Franklin510.03529
DE Tony Elliott420.53525
DE Tyrone Brock410.53017
OLB Casey Tidwell440.02524
ILB Bobby Leopold310.01315
DT Dixon McPhee201.01813
S Mark Robinson230.0148
OLB George Andrews210.02314
S John O'Neill210.0912
OLB Todd Seabaugh200.0105
CB Gardner Williams200.03529
S Theodis Windham200.02415
CB Kevin Walker110.02222
OLB Mike Weingrad100.0127
WR Doug Allen10---------
DE Karl Wilson100.0811

Pass Rush Statistics

BuffaloSackBlockHurryKnockPPlay
OLB Scott Pelluer1.00009
DT Harvey Armstrong0.010029
DE Andre Tippett0.002131
DT John Cannon0.002040
DE Jeff Stover0.000243
New JerseySackBlockHurryKnockPPlay
DT Dixon McPhee1.010013
DE Tony Elliott0.501025
DE Tyrone Brock0.500017
DE Wes Dove0.01008
CB Derrick Franklin0.001029
DE Karl Wilson0.001011
OLB Mike Weingrad0.00027

Pass Defense Statistics

BuffaloCaughtDefnsdIntrcpPPlay
CB Demetrious Johnson40045
ILB Jim Laughlin32044
CB Lee Miller32037
S Lawrence Johnson20140
OLB Rich D'Amico20027
S Vince Newsome20026
CB Ricky Reynolds20046
OLB Scot Brantley1002
DE Kenny Neil10022
OLB Scott Pelluer1009
DE Jeff Stover10043
DT Harvey Armstrong10029
S Mike Hatchett10029
DT Michael Carter10028
CB Russell Carter01111
OLB Jeff Gaylord01015
New JerseyCaughtDefnsdIntrcpPPlay
ILB Kevin Murphy30029
CB Kevin Walker21022
CB Gardner Williams20029
OLB Casey Tidwell20024
S John O'Neill20012
CB Derrick Franklin11029
S Mike Davis10025
ILB Bobby Leopold10015
OLB Todd Seabaugh1005
OLB George Andrews01114
S Theodis Windham01015
S Mark Robinson0108

Blocking Statistics

BuffaloKeyBlBlOppPancRPlySckAPPly
G Rich Moran79135029
T Kari Yli-Renko35035029
T Eric Moran25035129
G Jeff WIska17135029
C Dwight Stephenson13035129
TE Ulysses Norris110603
FB Robert Weathers02010012
New JerseyKeyBlBlOppPancRPlySckAPPly
G Tom Thayer37025048
G Dan Alexander35025148
T Harvey Salem22025048
C Steve Sylvester13025048
T Irv Eatman03025048
TE Fred Cornwell01023041

Special Teams Tackles

BuffaloTacklesSTPlays
Scot Brantley216
Ron LaPointe29
Andre Tippett114
Lawrence Johnson113
New JerseyTacklesSTPlays
Mike Davis118
Ken Whisenhunt116

Participation

BuffaloRPlyOffPPlyOffRPlyDefPPlyDefSTPlyTotal Plays
CB Ricky Reynolds------2346473
G Jeff WIska3529------771
T Kari Yli-Renko3529------771
T Eric Moran3529------771
G Rich Moran3529------771
S Lawrence Johnson------17401370
ILB Jim Laughlin------2544170
CB Demetrious Johnson------2445170
DE Jeff Stover------2543169
WR Wes Chandler2928------764
QB Dave Krieg3529---------64
C Dwight Stephenson3529---------64
DE Andre Tippett------13311458
TE Brent Jones3028---------58
CB Lee Miller------1437657
WR Dennis Gentry2727---------54
DT John Cannon------1340154
S Mike Hatchett------2429---53
DT Harvey Armstrong------1629550
OLB Rich D'Amico------2227---49
DT Michael Carter------2128---49
RB Herman Fontenot2421---------45
WR Virgil Seay2712---------39
FB Robert Weathers1012------1537
S Vince Newsome------926136
DE Kenny Neil------1222---34
RB Eric Dickerson78------1530
TE Ulysses Norris63------1928
WR Jeff Moore66------1527
CB Russell Carter------5111127
OLB Scot Brantley------221620
OLB Scott Pelluer------99---18
OLB Jeff Gaylord------115117
TE Ron LaPointe30------912
ILB Chris Duliban------04711
WR Bruce Hill20------810
K Darrell Durham00------88
C Branden Trejo00------77
P Eddie George00------77
RB Steve Sewell40---------4
T Leonard Mitchell00---------0
QB Mike Pagel00---------0
OLB Kiki DeAyala------00---0
G Adam Schreiber00---------0
C Bill Lewis00---------0
T Clay Miller00---------0
New JerseyRPlyOffPPlyOffRPlyDefPPlyDefSTPlyTotal Plays
C Steve Sylvester2548---------73
G Dan Alexander2548---------73
G Tom Thayer2548---------73
T Irv Eatman2548---------73
T Harvey Salem2548---------73
WR Buster Rhymes2548---------73
QB Steve Young2548---------73
CB Derrick Franklin------3529872
S Mike Davis------27251870
CB Gardner Williams------3529367
ILB Kevin Murphy------3429366
DE Tony Elliott------3525565
TE Fred Cornwell2341------165
WR Bill Brooks2144---------65
WR Doug Allen1836------660
OLB Casey Tidwell------2524352
RB Keith Byars2026------349
DE Tyrone Brock------3017148
CB Kevin Walker------2222246
S Theodis Windham------2415140
RB D.J. Dozier522------1340
OLB George Andrews------2314138
S John O'Neill------9121435
FB John Williams611------1734
TE Ken Whisenhunt511------1632
ILB Bobby Leopold------1315331
DT Dixon McPhee------1813---31
DE Karl Wilson------811625
DT Scott Cooper------1011324
S Mark Robinson------148123
OLB Mike Weingrad------127120
OLB Todd Seabaugh------105---15
OLB Jim Ellis------001515
WR Nate Spadaford01------1314
DE Wes Dove------18211
CB Jumbo O'Neal------001111
ILB Danny Lockett------0099
TE Kevin Starks20------57
WR Willie Marshall00------77
C Karl Kramer00------55
G Dave Heffernan00------55
T Pete Stansberry00------55
G Mike Simmonds00------55
P Ruben Rodriguez00------55
K Al Del Greco00------44
QB Joe Dufek00---------0

Directional Rushing Statistics

DistanceAttYardsAvg
Left6447.3
Middle19904.7
Right8486.0
None2-2-1.0
DistanceAttYardsAvg
Left7243.4
Middle12615.1
Right6284.7
None000.0

Detailed Passing Statistics

BuffaloAttCmp20+BdThDropDfnsHurrKnckIntc
Dave Krieg27153015321
New JerseyAttCmp20+BdThDropDfnsHurrKnckIntc
Steve Young47255366432

Directional Passing Statistics

DistanceAttCompYardsAvg
Screen53234.6
Short (0-8 Yds)1110756.8
Medium (9-18 Yds)6000.0
Long (19+ Yds)52438.6
DistanceAttCompYardsAvg
Screen43205.0
Short (0-8 Yds)27151154.3
Medium (9-18 Yds)135655.0
Long (19+ Yds)325016.7

Detailed Receiving Statistics

BuffaloTargtCaugtDropdYards20+PPlay
WR Wes Chandler72043228
WR Dennis Gentry75043027
RB Eric Dickerson310108
TE Brent Jones3206028
WR Jeff Moore2203316
FB Robert Weathers211-2012
RB Herman Fontenot21011021
WR Virgil Seay1106012
New JerseyTargtCaugtDropdYards20+PPlay
WR Buster Rhymes1592111348
WR Bill Brooks126162144
WR Doug Allen84136136
RB Keith Byars63217026
TE Fred Cornwell2105041
TE Ken Whisenhunt21018011
FB John Williams2101011

Red-Zone Rushing Statistics

BuffaloAttYardsAvgOverall Avg
RB Eric Dickerson252.503.00
FB Robert Weathers122.002.00
RB Herman Fontenot122.006.90
New JerseyAttYardsAvgOverall Avg
RB Keith Byars3258.334.31
QB Steve Young2147.004.29
RB D.J. Dozier199.007.00

Red-Zone Passing Statistics

BuffaloAttCompYardsAvg/AttOverall Avg
Dave Krieg53163.205.22
New JerseyAttCompYardsAvg/AttOverall Avg
Steve Young4241.005.32

Red-Zone Receiving Statistics

BuffaloTargetCatchYardsAvg/TargOverall Avg
WR Jeff Moore1199.0016.50
WR Dennis Gentry1144.006.14
RB Eric Dickerson1000.000.33
RB Herman Fontenot1000.005.50
TE Brent Jones1133.002.00
New JerseyTargetCatchYardsAvg/TargOverall Avg
WR Doug Allen1000.004.50
WR Buster Rhymes1122.007.40
RB Keith Byars1122.002.83
WR Bill Brooks1000.005.17

Third Down Rushing Statistics

BuffaloRushesConversions
RB Herman Fontenot32
New JerseyRushesConversions
QB Steve Young22
RB Keith Byars11

Third Down Passing Statistics

BuffaloAttCompConversions
Dave Krieg1052
New JerseyAttCompConversions
Steve Young1677

Third Down Receiving Statistics

BuffaloTargCatchConversions
WR Dennis Gentry321
FB Robert Weathers210
RB Herman Fontenot211
TE Brent Jones210
WR Wes Chandler100
New JerseyTargCatchConversions
WR Buster Rhymes644
WR Doug Allen311
WR Bill Brooks311
TE Ken Whisenhunt211
TE Fred Cornwell100
FB John Williams100

SectionAttendance
Stadium80,000 (80,000 capacity)
Upper Deck24,700 (24,700)
End Zone17,700 (17,700)
Mezzanine10,200 (10,200)
Sideline Seats15,700 (15,700)
Club Seats8,000 (8,000)
Luxury Boxes3,700 (3,700)