Week 17, 1987

played in Carolina, NC

61 degrees, fair, 3 mph wind

New Orleans Saints3700-10
Carolina Panthers714016-37

Scoring Summary
1Q: 06:27 CAR - Lionel Manuel 4 pass from Eric Hipple (Rolf Benirschke extra point)
1Q: 01:55 NOS - Rex Robinson 39 field goal
2Q: 12:53 CAR - Toussaint Tyler 4 run (Rolf Benirschke extra point)
2Q: 06:03 NOS - Earnest Byner 2 run (Rex Robinson extra point)
2Q: 02:00 CAR - Tom Coombs 14 pass from Eric Hipple (Rolf Benirschke extra point)
4Q: 07:38 CAR - Tom Coombs 5 pass from Eric Hipple (Rolf Benirschke extra point failed)
4Q: 03:25 CAR - Toussaint Tyler 10 run (Rolf Benirschke extra point)
4Q: 02:19 CAR - Rolf Benirschke 34 field goal

Team StatisticsNOSCAR
Record2-149-6-1
First Downs1325
- by Rushing214
- by Passing1011
- by Penalty10
Total Net Yards217420
- Offensive Plays5966
- Yards per Play3.686.36
Net Rushing Yards40198
- Rushing Attempts2139
- Yards per Rush1.905.08
Net Passing Yards177222
- Att./Comp./Intrcpt36 - 19 - 026 - 20 - 0
- Gross Passing Yards184225
- Sacks/Yards Lost2/71/3
- Yards per Pass Play4.668.22
Fumbles/Lost1/11/0
3rd Down Conversions4/136/12
- Avg. YtG on 3rd Down7.87.4
4th Down Conversions1/30/0
Penalties/Yards3/155/40
Punt Returns/Yards1/53/17
Kick Returns/Yards3/771/20
Interception Ret./Yards0/00/0
2pt Conversions0/00/0
Red Zone Visits16
- Red Zone TDs/FGs1/05/1
Avg. Drive StartOWN 25OWN 38
Time of Possession25:2934:31

Drive Charts

New Orleans Saints
QuarBeganPossFromPlaysYardsResult
115:004:28OWN 25841Punt
16:204:32OWN 41737Field Goal
212:436:50OWN 251475Touchdown
21:511:51OWN 25634Half
313:491:00OWN 4230Punt
36:032:49OWN 13526Punt
414:071:36OWN 130Punt
49:150:17OWN 282-4Fumble
47:291:40OWN 3548Downs
43:150:31OWN 2540Downs
42:130:33OWN 2230Punt
Carolina Panthers
QuarBeganPossFromPlaysYardsResult
110:324:12OWN 20780Touchdown
11:484:05OWN 29771Touchdown
25:534:02OWN 25975Touchdown
315:001:11OWN 2530Punt
312:496:46OWN 11145Punt
33:144:07OWN 14737Punt
412:313:16OPP 37616Missed FG
48:581:29OPP 24424Touchdown
45:492:34OPP 43643Touchdown
42:440:31OPP 2538Field Goal
41:401:40OWN 333-4Game

Game MVP: Eric Hipple, Carolina Panthers

Rushing Statistics

New OrleansAttYardsAvgLG10+TD
RB Earnest Byner15281.87801
RB Butch Woolfork3-2-0.67200
QB Rusty Hilger2157.50900
WR Haywood Jeffires1-1-1.00-100
CarolinaAttYardsAvgLG10+TD
RB Toussaint Tyler231155.002252
RB Wilbert Montgomery9262.89800
QB Eric Hipple7578.142630

Passing Statistics

New OrleansAttCompYardsSk/YdTDLGIntRate
Rusty Hilger29191842/7031083.1
Marty Cortez7000/000039.6
CarolinaAttCompYardsSk/YdTDLGIntRate
Eric Hipple26202251/33320140.7

Receiving Statistics

New OrleansCatchTargYardsAvgYACLGTD
WR Haywood Jeffires6117913.1738310
TE Chris Combs58418.2011130
WR James Maness334414.6735210
WR Chester Cooper2484.00050
RB Earnest Byner1477.00070
FB Patrick Shepard12-1-1.000-10
TE Mark Bavaro1166.00060
TE Tony Hunter0100.00000
TE Butch Rolle0200.00000
CarolinaCatchTargYardsAvgYACLGTD
WR Lionel Manuel67579.5022321
WR Malcolm Barnwell445914.7534230
TE Tom Coombs36206.670142
RB Wilbert Montgomery22189.000100
WR James Lofton233115.508200
TE Junior Miller232211.000140
TE Tom Robinson111818.000180

Interception Statistics

New OrleansIntsYardsAvgTD
CarolinaIntsYardsAvgTD

Fumble Statistics

New OrleansFumbRecovForceTD
QB Rusty Hilger1000
RB Earnest Byner0010
CarolinaFumbRecovForceTD
CB Ray Horton1000
DT Ken Clarke0100
CB Pat Ballage0100
DE Richard Dent0010

Punting Statistics

New OrleansPuntYardsAvgNetLGIn20
Mike Hubach523647.239.8572
CarolinaPuntYardsAvgNetLGIn20
Brian Doherty312742.340.7482

Kicking Statistics

New OrleansFGs40+Yd50+YdLGPAT
Rex Robinson1/10/00/0391/1
CarolinaFGs40+Yd50+YdLGPAT
Rolf Benirschke1/20/00/0344/5

Punt Return Statistics

New OrleansRetYardsAvgTD
Kenny Randle155.00
CarolinaRetYardsAvgTD
Ray Horton3175.70

Kick Return Statistics

New OrleansRetYardsAvgTD
Roland James24723.50
Freeman McNeil13030.00
CarolinaRetYardsAvgTD
Kelvin Martin12020.00

Defensive Statistics

New OrleansTackAsstSackRPlayPPlay
OLB Darryl Talley701.03727
OLB Calvin Daniels700.02324
S Roland James520.03421
S Chris Williams410.03721
DT Dave Puzzuoli410.01513
ILB Sam Anno350.03326
CB Jeff Sanchez320.03826
CB Ricky Smith300.02310
S Ken Stills300.026
DT Warren Lyles230.01922
DT Lester Hancock210.02517
DE Byron Darby200.0268
OLB Tim Green200.01519
DT Donald Chumley120.0203
ILB Karl Mecklenburg110.051
ILB Steve Busick100.061
CB Ernest Gibson100.0126
DE Donald Evans100.01922
DE Jason Buck100.0110
CB Carl Lee010.02924
CarolinaTackAsstSackRPlayPPlay
OLB Robin Cole710.01531
ILB Linden King500.01624
CB Pat Ballage500.01116
ILB Bryan Hinkle420.01518
OLB Ken Fantetti410.01021
CB Jeff Nixon320.02138
DT Ken Clarke300.01721
DE Reggie Kinlaw201.086
CB Ray Horton220.02138
S Solomon Wilcots220.01933
DE Richard Dent121.01937
ILB Jessie Solomon110.0919
S Mike Spivey100.0518
CB Arnold Brown100.01837
DE James Hunter010.01431

Pass Rush Statistics

New OrleansSackBlockHurryKnockPPlay
OLB Darryl Talley1.000027
DT Lester Hancock0.020017
DT Warren Lyles0.001022
CarolinaSackBlockHurryKnockPPlay
DE Richard Dent1.012137
DE Reggie Kinlaw1.00006
DE James Hunter0.003031
DT Louie Kelcher0.001017
OLB Ken Fantetti0.001021
ILB Jessie Solomon0.001019
CB Pat Ballage0.001016

Pass Defense Statistics

New OrleansCaughtDefnsdIntrcpPPlay
OLB Calvin Daniels40024
CB Jeff Sanchez30026
CB Ricky Smith20010
OLB Darryl Talley20027
S Ken Stills2006
OLB Tim Green20019
ILB Sam Anno20026
S Roland James10021
DT Lester Hancock10017
DE Donald Evans10022
CB Carl Lee01024
CarolinaCaughtDefnsdIntrcpPPlay
OLB Robin Cole40031
CB Pat Ballage30016
CB Jeff Nixon21038
OLB Ken Fantetti20021
CB Arnold Brown11037
ILB Linden King10024
S Mike Spivey10018
DT Ken Clarke10021
DE Reggie Kinlaw1006
ILB Bryan Hinkle10018
CB Ray Horton10038
ILB Jessie Solomon10019

Blocking Statistics

New OrleansKeyBlBlOppPancRPlySckAPPly
G Kurt Peterson38021038
C Paul Tabor13021138
T Dean Miraldi13021138
TE Chris Combs02021037
G Cameron Augustyniak01021035
T Tootie Robbins01021031
TE Butch Rolle010306
CarolinaKeyBlBlOppPancRPlySckAPPly
T Kevin Call49039027
T Petey Perot48039027
G Mark Bortz48039027
T Robert Jenkins23036127
TE Tom Coombs11017025
G Steve Wright02039027
TE Tom Robinson0102406

Special Teams Tackles

New OrleansTacklesSTPlays
Darryl Talley120
Earnest Byner116
Tim Green19
Gary Kowalski16
CarolinaTacklesSTPlays
Ken Fantetti119
Donnie Humphrey115
Ken Clarke111
Jeff Nixon110

Participation

New OrleansRPlyOffPPlyOffRPlyDefPPlyDefSTPlyTotal Plays
OLB Darryl Talley------37272084
S Chris Williams------37211573
RB Earnest Byner1834------1668
CB Jeff Sanchez------3826266
C Paul Tabor2138------665
S Roland James------3421863
TE Chris Combs2137------462
ILB Sam Anno------3326160
G Kurt Peterson2138---------59
T Dean Miraldi2138---------59
G Cameron Augustyniak2135---------56
CB Carl Lee------2924154
T Tootie Robbins2131---------52
QB Rusty Hilger2131---------52
WR Chester Cooper1321------1347
OLB Calvin Daniels------2324---47
CB Ricky Smith------23101447
WR Haywood Jeffires1927---------46
DT Warren Lyles------1922243
DT Lester Hancock------2517143
OLB Tim Green------1519943
FB Patrick Shepard716------1942
DE Donald Evans------1922142
WR James Maness1526---------41
DE Byron Darby------268236
DT Dave Puzzuoli------1513129
TE Mark Bavaro17------1826
DT Donald Chumley------203326
CB Ernest Gibson------126523
ILB Steve Busick------611118
WR Kenny Randle02------1416
TE Tony Hunter59---------14
DE Jason Buck------110314
T Gary Kowalski07------613
T Brian Blados03------69
TE Butch Rolle36---------9
RB Freeman McNeil01------78
S Ken Stills------26---8
QB Marty Cortez07---------7
ILB Karl Mecklenburg------5117
P Mike Hubach00------66
C Joshua George00------66
RB Butch Woolfork33---------6
G Jeff Bregel00------66
K Rex Robinson00------44
WR Tony Smith01---------1
CarolinaRPlyOffPPlyOffRPlyDefPPlyDefSTPlyTotal Plays
G Steve Wright3927------571
G Mark Bortz3927------571
T Kevin Call3927------571
CB Jeff Nixon------21381069
CB Ray Horton------2138968
T Robert Jenkins3627------568
T Petey Perot3927---------66
QB Eric Hipple3927---------66
WR Lionel Manuel3624---------60
DE Richard Dent------1937157
CB Arnold Brown------1837156
S Solomon Wilcots------1933153
OLB Ken Fantetti------10211950
DT Ken Clarke------17211149
ILB Linden King------1624848
TE Tom Robinson246------1848
OLB Robin Cole------1531---46
DE James Hunter------1431---45
WR James Lofton2913------244
RB Toussaint Tyler254------1544
TE Tom Coombs1725---------42
S Mike Spivey------5181538
WR Malcolm Barnwell139------1638
RB Wilbert Montgomery1423---------37
CB Pat Ballage------1116936
ILB Bryan Hinkle------1518134
TE Junior Miller1318------233
ILB Jessie Solomon------919129
WR Kelvin Martin206------329
FB Calvin Thomas47------1728
DT Louie Kelcher------417---21
DE Donnie Humphrey------121518
DE Reggie Kinlaw------86115
OLB Joe Comier------66113
K Rolf Benirschke00------99
WR Glen Kozlowski00------99
S Barton Hundley------0527
DT Danny Noonan------2057
P Brian Doherty00------55
C Matthew Hurley00------55
G Bruce Collie30---------3
QB Jeb Blount00---------0
RB Ken Thomas00---------0
TE Derek Tennell00---------0
C Joe Onosai00---------0
DE Marcus Norman------00---0

Directional Rushing Statistics

DistanceAttYardsAvg
Left7-4-0.6
Middle11383.5
Right362.0
None000.0
DistanceAttYardsAvg
Left5224.4
Middle211426.8
Right11373.4
None2-3-1.5

Detailed Passing Statistics

New OrleansAttCmp20+BdThDropDfnsHurrKnckIntc
Rusty Hilger29192212400
Marty Cortez700020510
CarolinaAttCmp20+BdThDropDfnsHurrKnckIntc
Eric Hipple26203021100

Directional Passing Statistics

DistanceAttCompYardsAvg
Screen95313.4
Short (0-8 Yds)20121115.6
Medium (9-18 Yds)41112.8
Long (19+ Yds)313110.3
DistanceAttCompYardsAvg
Screen2110.5
Short (0-8 Yds)13121269.7
Medium (9-18 Yds)656410.7
Long (19+ Yds)52346.8

Detailed Receiving Statistics

New OrleansTargtCaugtDropdYards20+PPlay
WR Haywood Jeffires116179127
TE Chris Combs85241037
WR Chester Cooper4208021
RB Earnest Byner4107034
WR James Maness33044126
FB Patrick Shepard210-1016
TE Butch Rolle200006
TE Tony Hunter100009
TE Mark Bavaro110607
CarolinaTargtCaugtDropdYards20+PPlay
WR Lionel Manuel76157124
TE Tom Coombs63120025
WR Malcolm Barnwell4405919
WR James Lofton32031113
TE Junior Miller32022018
RB Wilbert Montgomery22018023
TE Tom Robinson1101806

Red-Zone Rushing Statistics

New OrleansAttYardsAvgOverall Avg
RB Earnest Byner221.001.87
CarolinaAttYardsAvgOverall Avg
RB Toussaint Tyler6254.175.00
RB Wilbert Montgomery133.002.89

Red-Zone Passing Statistics

New OrleansAttCompYardsAvg/AttOverall Avg
CarolinaAttCompYardsAvg/AttOverall Avg
Eric Hipple65427.008.65

Red-Zone Receiving Statistics

New OrleansTargetCatchYardsAvg/TargOverall Avg
CarolinaTargetCatchYardsAvg/TargOverall Avg
TE Tom Coombs32196.333.33
WR Lionel Manuel22157.508.14
RB Wilbert Montgomery1188.009.00

Third Down Rushing Statistics

New OrleansRushesConversions
RB Earnest Byner11
QB Rusty Hilger10
CarolinaRushesConversions
QB Eric Hipple43
RB Wilbert Montgomery11
RB Toussaint Tyler10

Third Down Passing Statistics

New OrleansAttCompConversions
Rusty Hilger953
Marty Cortez200
CarolinaAttCompConversions
Eric Hipple632

Third Down Receiving Statistics

New OrleansTargCatchConversions
RB Earnest Byner311
WR Haywood Jeffires310
TE Chris Combs211
WR Chester Cooper110
WR James Maness111
TE Butch Rolle100
CarolinaTargCatchConversions
TE Tom Coombs311
RB Wilbert Montgomery110
TE Tom Robinson111
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)