Week 17, 1987

played in Houston, TX

38 degrees, fair, 10 mph wind

Indianapolis Colts77014-28
Houston Oilers310010-23

Scoring Summary
1Q: 07:26 HOU - Morten Andersen 44 field goal
1Q: 02:12 IND - Jon Francis 6 pass from Ben Bennett (Chris Bahr extra point)
2Q: 13:38 HOU - Kenny Flowers 11 run (Morten Andersen extra point)
2Q: 11:42 IND - Joe Carter 14 run (Chris Bahr extra point)
2Q: 05:27 HOU - Morten Andersen 44 field goal
4Q: 13:46 IND - Mark Clayton 5 pass from Ben Bennett (Chris Bahr extra point)
4Q: 06:23 HOU - Morten Andersen 37 field goal
4Q: 01:52 IND - Jon Francis 2 run (Chris Bahr extra point)
4Q: 00:58 HOU - Vince Williams 42 pass from Frank Reich (Morten Andersen extra point)

Team StatisticsINDHOU
Record7-98-8
First Downs1719
- by Rushing68
- by Passing911
- by Penalty20
Total Net Yards299334
- Offensive Plays5973
- Yards per Play5.074.58
Net Rushing Yards140133
- Rushing Attempts2723
- Yards per Rush5.195.78
Net Passing Yards159201
- Att./Comp./Intrcpt30 - 20 - 047 - 25 - 0
- Gross Passing Yards168228
- Sacks/Yards Lost2/93/27
- Yards per Pass Play4.974.02
Fumbles/Lost1/01/0
3rd Down Conversions4/125/16
- Avg. YtG on 3rd Down6.79.7
4th Down Conversions0/00/2
Penalties/Yards2/1010/80
Punt Returns/Yards4/113/47
Kick Returns/Yards3/464/82
Interception Ret./Yards0/00/0
2pt Conversions0/00/0
Red Zone Visits43
- Red Zone TDs/FGs4/01/2
Avg. Drive StartOWN 29OWN 29
Time of Possession27:2732:33

Drive Charts

Indianapolis Colts
QuarBeganPossFromPlaysYardsResult
113:061:38OWN 639Punt
17:215:18OWN 311169Touchdown
213:321:59OWN 25575Touchdown
25:191:05OWN 2536Punt
23:332:23OWN 20511Punt
20:010:01OWN 2115Half
315:002:32OWN 1733Punt
310:410:52OWN 733Punt
38:093:59OWN 33622Punt
33:051:47OWN 39518Punt
30:161:39OWN 43457Touchdown
46:153:15OWN 17626Punt
42:080:23OPP 21321Touchdown
40:320:32OPP 472-1Game
Houston Oilers
QuarBeganPossFromPlaysYardsResult
115:001:54OWN 2538Punt
111:284:07OWN 42931Field Goal
12:033:31OWN 21779Touchdown
211:336:14OWN 361237Field Goal
24:140:41OWN 383-5Punt
21:101:09OWN 2431Punt
312:281:47OWN 4432Punt
39:491:40OPP 3643Downs
34:101:05OWN 933Punt
31:181:02OWN 203-6Punt
413:377:22OWN 121468Field Goal
43:000:52OWN 264-5Downs
41:451:13OWN 17583Touchdown

Game MVP: Ben Bennett, Indianapolis Colts

Rushing Statistics

IndianapolisAttYardsAvgLG10+TD
RB Joe Carter201216.052551
QB Ben Bennett4123.00800
RB Jon Francis372.33301
HoustonAttYardsAvgLG10+TD
RB Johnny Hector9505.561010
RB Kenny Flowers9485.331331
QB Frank Reich3248.001410
FB Larry Moriarty2115.50900

Passing Statistics

IndianapolisAttCompYardsSk/YdTDLGIntRate
Ben Bennett30201682/92290103.2
HoustonAttCompYardsSk/YdTDLGIntRate
Frank Reich47252283/27142073.7

Receiving Statistics

IndianapolisCatchTargYardsAvgYACLGTD
WR Mark Clayton7107210.2934291
RB Joe Carter44143.504120
WR Phil Epps36217.00190
WR Matt Bouza2484.00050
RB Jon Francis2242.00061
TE Dan Ross112222.009220
TE Billy Griggs122727.005270
FB Kenny King0100.00000
HoustonCatchTargYardsAvgYACLGTD
TE Mark Keel911647.1142240
WR Vince Williams697813.0011421
RB Johnny Hector33134.33050
TE Orson Mobley223919.500320
RB Kenny Flowers262814.0021160
WR John Smith1533.00030
WR Lindsay Scott16-4-4.000-40
TE Mike Mularkey1477.00070
WR Clarence Weathers0100.00000

Interception Statistics

IndianapolisIntsYardsAvgTD
HoustonIntsYardsAvgTD

Fumble Statistics

IndianapolisFumbRecovForceTD
QB Ben Bennett1000
C Jim Hough0100
DT Bill Pickel0010
HoustonFumbRecovForceTD
QB Frank Reich1000
G Tom Newberry0100
ILB Dave Levenick0010

Punting Statistics

IndianapolisPuntYardsAvgNetLGIn20
Brian Hansen833141.433.0472
HoustonPuntYardsAvgNetLGIn20
John Kidd631252.050.2613

Kicking Statistics

IndianapolisFGs40+Yd50+YdLGPAT
Chris Bahr0/00/00/004/4
HoustonFGs40+Yd50+YdLGPAT
Morten Andersen3/32/20/0442/2

Punt Return Statistics

IndianapolisRetYardsAvgTD
Everson Walls4112.80
HoustonRetYardsAvgTD
Barry Wilburn34715.70

Kick Return Statistics

IndianapolisRetYardsAvgTD
Dave Becker22814.00
Everson Walls11818.00
HoustonRetYardsAvgTD
Carlton Williamson48220.50

Defensive Statistics

IndianapolisTackAsstSackRPlayPPlay
S Glenn Blackwood640.02028
OLB Emanuel King530.51939
ILB Craig Bingham510.02028
S William Graham500.02350
CB Dave Becker410.01542
CB Mike Richardson400.01731
DT Bill Pickel301.01539
CB Everson Walls320.01222
OLB Mike Douglass201.0315
OLB Joel Williams230.01016
ILB Jon Brooks210.0423
S Lester Lyles210.0623
DE Jacob Green200.01236
DE Phil Tabor110.02129
CB Ted Watts100.0918
S Benny Perrin100.0318
DT Frank Wright100.01925
DE Freddie Joe Nunn020.52349
HoustonTackAsstSackRPlayPPlay
ILB Dave Levenick721.02732
CB Bobby Watkins710.02732
S Vance Bedford510.02632
DE Al Harris420.02731
OLB Mark Merrill410.01922
DT Mike Pitts300.02732
CB Barry Wilburn300.02023
DE Ezra Johnson211.01925
S Gene Atkins220.01715
S Carlton Williamson210.02632
CB Ivory Sully200.01219
DT Mike Golic110.02125
OLB Leon White100.058
DE Curtis Greer010.086
DT Mark Walen010.077

Pass Rush Statistics

IndianapolisSackBlockHurryKnockPPlay
DT Bill Pickel1.010039
OLB Mike Douglass1.000015
DE Freddie Joe Nunn0.506649
OLB Emanuel King0.500039
DT Frank Wright0.001025
HoustonSackBlockHurryKnockPPlay
ILB Dave Levenick1.001032
DE Ezra Johnson1.000025
DT Mike Pitts0.003132
DE Al Harris0.001031

Pass Defense Statistics

IndianapolisCaughtDefnsdIntrcpPPlay
ILB Craig Bingham40028
S William Graham31050
CB Dave Becker30042
CB Mike Richardson30031
OLB Emanuel King22039
S Lester Lyles21023
ILB Jon Brooks20023
S Glenn Blackwood20028
CB Everson Walls11022
OLB Mike Douglass10015
OLB Joel Williams10016
CB Ted Watts10018
HoustonCaughtDefnsdIntrcpPPlay
S Vance Bedford40032
ILB Dave Levenick31032
OLB Mark Merrill30022
CB Bobby Watkins30032
DE Al Harris20031
DT Mike Pitts20032
CB Barry Wilburn20023
S Carlton Williamson10032
S Gene Atkins01015

Blocking Statistics

IndianapolisKeyBlBlOppPancRPlySckAPPly
T John Alt35027032
T Matt Darwin22027132
G Bill Dugan17027132
G Ray Brown15027032
C Jim Hough14027032
HoustonKeyBlBlOppPancRPlySckAPPly
T Dwight Wheeler26023050
T Will Wolford23023250
G Tom Newberry22023050
C Jameson Aguillard14023050
G Winford Hood13011037
FB Larry Moriarty110506
G Kevin Gogan11012013
TE Mark Keel00022146

Special Teams Tackles

IndianapolisTacklesSTPlays
Don Laster313
Joe Carter119
Kenny King117
Emanuel King116
Matt Bouza111
HoustonTacklesSTPlays
Ezra Johnson312
Dwight Wheeler215
Johnny Hector120
Tom Newberry19

Participation

IndianapolisRPlyOffPPlyOffRPlyDefPPlyDefSTPlyTotal Plays
S William Graham------2350376
DE Freddie Joe Nunn------2349375
OLB Emanuel King------19391674
RB Joe Carter2228------1969
G Bill Dugan2732------867
T John Alt2732------867
G Ray Brown2732------867
T Matt Darwin2732------867
CB Dave Becker------1542966
DT Bill Pickel------1539963
C Jim Hough2732---------59
QB Ben Bennett2732---------59
WR Mark Clayton2731---------58
S Glenn Blackwood------2028755
DE Jacob Green------1236351
CB Everson Walls------12221751
DE Phil Tabor------2129---50
WR Phil Epps2129---------50
WR Matt Bouza1919------1149
ILB Craig Bingham------2028---48
CB Mike Richardson------1731---48
S Lester Lyles------6231948
OLB Mike Douglass------3152846
TE Tony Samuels2223---------45
DT Frank Wright------1925---44
ILB Jon Brooks------4231542
TE Dan Ross59------2539
CB Ted Watts------9181239
FB Kenny King76------1730
DE George Crump------219930
OLB Joel Williams------1016---26
WR Jackie Flowers44------1725
S Benny Perrin------318324
C Don Laster00------1313
TE Billy Griggs37---------10
C Cole Berry00------88
P Brian Hansen00------88
RB Jon Francis34---------7
K Chris Bahr00------55
WR Perry Tuttle20---------2
C Jay Hilgenberg00---------0
QB Mike Kelley00---------0
T Ed Muransky00---------0
G Larry Williams00---------0
T Dan Remsberg00---------0
RB Tony Cherry00---------0
HoustonRPlyOffPPlyOffRPlyDefPPlyDefSTPlyTotal Plays
T Dwight Wheeler2350------1588
G Tom Newberry2350------982
T Will Wolford2350------982
C Jameson Aguillard2350---------73
QB Frank Reich2350---------73
CB Bobby Watkins------27321372
S Carlton Williamson------26321371
TE Mark Keel2246------169
WR Lindsay Scott2044------165
CB Barry Wilburn------20231962
WR Vince Williams1744---------61
ILB Dave Levenick------2732---59
S Vance Bedford------2632159
DT Mike Pitts------2732---59
DE Al Harris------2731---58
DE Ezra Johnson------19251256
G Winford Hood1137------755
DT Mike Golic------2125854
RB Johnny Hector1219------2051
S Gene Atkins------17151850
WR John Smith1529---------44
OLB Mark Merrill------1922---41
WR Clarence Weathers513------2240
RB Kenny Flowers1027---------37
FB Larry Moriarty56------2233
TE Orson Mobley24------2733
CB Ivory Sully------1219---31
G Kevin Gogan1213------227
OLB Timothy Dyer------102526
TE Mike Mularkey614---------20
ILB Kurt Gouveia------79---16
WR James Pruitt14------1015
DE Curtis Greer------86---14
DT Mark Walen------77---14
ILB Darren Comeaux------001313
OLB Leon White------58---13
K Morten Andersen00------99
C Freddie Bates00------99
P John Kidd00------99
DE Josh Barrett------0088
T Hugh Heyer00------66
DE Glenn Fones------12---3
QB Guido Merkens00---------0
CB Mark Haynes------00---0
C Roberto Peterson00---------0
WR Odessa Turner00---------0

Directional Rushing Statistics

DistanceAttYardsAvg
Left5214.2
Middle9343.8
Right11867.8
None2-1-0.5
DistanceAttYardsAvg
Left8486.0
Middle12695.8
Right3165.3
None000.0

Detailed Passing Statistics

IndianapolisAttCmp20+BdThDropDfnsHurrKnckIntc
Ben Bennett30204122510
HoustonAttCmp20+BdThDropDfnsHurrKnckIntc
Frank Reich47253545760

Directional Passing Statistics

DistanceAttCompYardsAvg
Screen2200.0
Short (0-8 Yds)2014844.2
Medium (9-18 Yds)63579.5
Long (19+ Yds)212713.5
DistanceAttCompYardsAvg
Screen94161.8
Short (0-8 Yds)27171244.6
Medium (9-18 Yds)72142.0
Long (19+ Yds)427418.5

Detailed Receiving Statistics

IndianapolisTargtCaugtDropdYards20+PPlay
WR Mark Clayton107072231
WR Phil Epps63121029
WR Matt Bouza4218019
RB Joe Carter44014028
TE Billy Griggs2102717
RB Jon Francis220404
FB Kenny King100006
TE Dan Ross1102219
HoustonTargtCaugtDropdYards20+PPlay
TE Mark Keel119064146
WR Vince Williams96178144
WR Lindsay Scott610-4044
RB Kenny Flowers62328027
WR John Smith5103029
TE Mike Mularkey4107014
RB Johnny Hector33013019
TE Orson Mobley2203914
WR Clarence Weathers1000013

Red-Zone Rushing Statistics

IndianapolisAttYardsAvgOverall Avg
RB Joe Carter3196.336.05
RB Jon Francis122.002.33
HoustonAttYardsAvgOverall Avg
RB Kenny Flowers2126.005.33

Red-Zone Passing Statistics

IndianapolisAttCompYardsAvg/AttOverall Avg
Ben Bennett22115.505.60
HoustonAttCompYardsAvg/AttOverall Avg
Frank Reich21-1-0.504.85

Red-Zone Receiving Statistics

IndianapolisTargetCatchYardsAvg/TargOverall Avg
WR Mark Clayton1155.007.20
RB Jon Francis1166.002.00
HoustonTargetCatchYardsAvg/TargOverall Avg
TE Mark Keel21-1-0.505.82

Third Down Rushing Statistics

IndianapolisRushesConversions
QB Ben Bennett20
RB Joe Carter21
HoustonRushesConversions
RB Johnny Hector10
QB Frank Reich11

Third Down Passing Statistics

IndianapolisAttCompConversions
Ben Bennett743
HoustonAttCompConversions
Frank Reich1284

Third Down Receiving Statistics

IndianapolisTargCatchConversions
WR Mark Clayton211
RB Joe Carter221
FB Kenny King100
WR Phil Epps111
TE Billy Griggs100
HoustonTargCatchConversions
WR Vince Williams320
TE Mark Keel331
WR Lindsay Scott200
WR John Smith100
RB Johnny Hector111
TE Orson Mobley111
RB Kenny Flowers111

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)