Week 17, 1987

played in Cincinnati, OH

48 degrees, fair, 11 mph wind

Pittsburgh Steelers7307-17
Cincinnati Bengals71707-31

Scoring Summary
1Q: 07:58 PIT - Brian Baschnagel 11 pass from Bernie Kosar (Jim Breech extra point)
1Q: 00:19 CIN - Alfred Jackson 1 pass from Mike Rieker (Bill Capece extra point)
2Q: 11:44 CIN - Bill Capece 24 field goal
2Q: 04:34 CIN - Frank Hawkins 5 run (Bill Capece extra point)
2Q: 02:47 PIT - Jim Breech 45 field goal
2Q: 01:14 CIN - Alfred Jackson 9 pass from Mike Rieker (Bill Capece extra point)
4Q: 11:53 PIT - Billy Ryckman 28 pass from Bernie Kosar (Jim Breech extra point)
4Q: 00:58 CIN - Frank Hawkins 82 run (Bill Capece extra point)

Team StatisticsPITCIN
Record8-814-2
First Downs2225
- by Rushing57
- by Passing1415
- by Penalty33
Total Net Yards403444
- Offensive Plays6968
- Yards per Play5.846.53
Net Rushing Yards124192
- Rushing Attempts2628
- Yards per Rush4.776.86
Net Passing Yards279252
- Att./Comp./Intrcpt43 - 22 - 340 - 27 - 0
- Gross Passing Yards279252
- Sacks/Yards Lost0/00/0
- Yards per Pass Play6.496.30
Fumbles/Lost0/01/0
3rd Down Conversions5/145/14
- Avg. YtG on 3rd Down6.19.0
4th Down Conversions0/00/0
Penalties/Yards7/648/60
Punt Returns/Yards4/103/48
Kick Returns/Yards1/163/60
Interception Ret./Yards0/03/34
2pt Conversions0/00/0
Red Zone Visits24
- Red Zone TDs/FGs1/03/1
Avg. Drive StartOWN 21OWN 29
Time of Possession28:2431:36

Drive Charts

Pittsburgh Steelers
QuarBeganPossFromPlaysYardsResult
112:214:33OWN 7993Touchdown
16:021:38OWN 1839Punt
10:081:11OWN 2531Punt
211:392:27OWN 25654Interception
24:271:47OWN 25747Field Goal
21:080:38OWN 253-6Punt
315:001:09OWN 2132Punt
311:503:02OWN 12521Punt
35:554:26OWN 20734Punt
30:013:21OWN 30970Touchdown
48:501:14OWN 2937Punt
42:331:35OWN 20867Interception
40:360:28OWN 25310Interception
Cincinnati Bengals
QuarBeganPossFromPlaysYardsResult
115:002:39OWN 353-5Punt
17:481:46OWN 3238Punt
14:244:16OWN 45855Touchdown
213:572:18OWN 41652Field Goal
29:124:45OWN 171183Touchdown
22:401:32OWN 25775Touchdown
20:300:30OWN 40329Half
313:512:01OWN 23411Punt
38:482:53OWN 25732Punt
31:291:28OWN 837Punt
411:402:50OWN 2469Punt
47:365:03OWN 18721Punt
40:580:22OWN 18182Touchdown
40:080:08OPP 431-1Game

Game MVP: Mike Rieker, Cincinnati Bengals

Rushing Statistics

PittsburghAttYardsAvgLG10+TD
QB Bernie Kosar10828.202130
RB Stanford Jennings740.57800
RB Curtis Adams6284.67700
RB Barry Word3103.33900
CincinnatiAttYardsAvgLG10+TD
RB Rueben Mayes14453.211620
RB Frank Hawkins911112.338212
QB Mike Rieker5367.201210

Passing Statistics

PittsburghAttCompYardsSk/YdTDLGIntRate
Bernie Kosar43222790/0233358.2
CincinnatiAttCompYardsSk/YdTDLGIntRate
Mike Rieker40272520/02310101.3

Receiving Statistics

PittsburghCatchTargYardsAvgYACLGTD
WR Ron Brown614498.176190
WR Gerald Carter354515.008160
TE Clint Didier37196.33090
TE Tim Wrightman356822.6730330
WR Billy Ryckman245628.0032281
FB Booker Moore22126.00490
WR Brian Baschnagel131111.004111
WR Nate Johnson111616.0015160
RB Stanford Jennings1233.00030
CincinnatiCatchTargYardsAvgYACLGTD
WR Alfred Jackson57448.8017182
TE Don Warren557414.8021310
TE Arthur Cox47287.009140
WR Bobby Duckworth37-2-0.67030
RB Rueben Mayes33237.6714170
WR Bruce Davis22178.501110
RB Larry Collins132424.0014240
WR Jesse Thompson111010.008100
RB Frank Hawkins1244.00040
WR Ira Hillary1166.00060
TE Willie Smith122424.000240

Interception Statistics

PittsburghIntsYardsAvgTD
CincinnatiIntsYardsAvgTD
CB Fulton Walker2136.500
S Wes Hopkins12121.000

Fumble Statistics

PittsburghFumbRecovForceTD
S Pete Shaw0010
CincinnatiFumbRecovForceTD
WR Bobby Duckworth1100

Punting Statistics

PittsburghPuntYardsAvgNetLGIn20
Jim Arnold732546.439.6523
CincinnatiPuntYardsAvgNetLGIn20
Rich Camarillo734248.944.6594

Kicking Statistics

PittsburghFGs40+Yd50+YdLGPAT
Jim Breech1/11/10/0452/2
CincinnatiFGs40+Yd50+YdLGPAT
Bill Capece1/10/00/0244/4

Punt Return Statistics

PittsburghRetYardsAvgTD
Billy Ryckman4102.50
CincinnatiRetYardsAvgTD
Alfred Jackson34816.00

Kick Return Statistics

PittsburghRetYardsAvgTD
Billy Ryckman11616.00
CincinnatiRetYardsAvgTD
Ira Hillary36020.00

Defensive Statistics

PittsburghTackAsstSackRPlayPPlay
CB Kevin Ross1000.02840
OLB Robert Lyles860.02840
OLB Gary Padjen610.02528
CB Milton Mack420.01123
ILB Glenn Cameron410.02427
S Pete Shaw300.02630
ILB Troy Benson300.01426
DE Keith Willis220.02428
CB Kenny Johnson200.01412
S Mike Harden130.02840
CB Mario Clark100.01420
DT Kit Lathrop100.0419
S Aaron Mitchell100.0922
WR Gerald Carter10---------
WR Ron Brown10---------
DE Dwayne Buckley100.01418
RB Curtis Adams10---------
DT Henry Thomas100.02421
OLB Eugene Williams010.0312
CincinnatiTackAsstSackRPlayPPlay
ILB Keith Butler700.02643
S Wes Hopkins620.02434
DT Ted Vincent610.02227
OLB Mike Cofer460.02237
CB Dennis Thurman420.02642
S Terry Kinard410.02643
OLB Mike Wilcher400.01117
S Michael Stewart320.0513
CB Roynell Young310.02335
DT Lester Williams210.02336
DE Hasson Arbubakrr200.02429
DE Charles Mann100.02233
CB Fulton Walker020.01527
CB Bobby Humphrey010.049

Pass Rush Statistics

PittsburghSackBlockHurryKnockPPlay
DE Dwayne Buckley0.001118
DE Wilson Whitney0.001011
OLB Gary Padjen0.001028
DE Keith Willis0.001028
CincinnatiSackBlockHurryKnockPPlay
DT Lester Williams0.002336
DE Curtis Anderson0.00228
DE Charles Mann0.001233
DE Hasson Arbubakrr0.001129
DE Tim Cofield0.00109

Pass Defense Statistics

PittsburghCaughtDefnsdIntrcpPPlay
CB Kevin Ross61040
OLB Robert Lyles60040
CB Milton Mack41023
S Pete Shaw30030
ILB Troy Benson30026
ILB Glenn Cameron20027
S Aaron Mitchell11022
CB Kenny Johnson10012
DE Dwayne Buckley10018
CB Mario Clark01020
CincinnatiCaughtDefnsdIntrcpPPlay
CB Dennis Thurman50042
S Wes Hopkins33134
ILB Keith Butler32043
CB Roynell Young22035
DT Ted Vincent20027
OLB Mike Cofer20037
S Michael Stewart20013
DE Hasson Arbubakrr10029
OLB Mike Wilcher10017
S Terry Kinard10043
CB Fulton Walker00227

Blocking Statistics

PittsburghKeyBlBlOppPancRPlySckAPPly
G R.C. Thielemann46026043
G Chris Godfrey13026043
C Doug Smith12026043
T Joe Delvin03026043
T Steve Buxton02026043
FB Booker Moore0107015
TE Tim Wrightman01010024
CincinnatiKeyBlBlOppPancRPlySckAPPly
C Al Pitts26113016
G Chuck Commiskey24028040
T Jim Lachey24028040
G John Choma15028040
C Kani Kauahi11015024
T Chris Hinton04028040
TE Don Warren01026030

Special Teams Tackles

PittsburghTacklesSTPlays
Aaron Mitchell218
Robert Lyles212
Tim Wrightman112
Don Macek18
CincinnatiTacklesSTPlays
Arthur Cox325
Andy Headen124
Lindsey Mason18

Participation

PittsburghRPlyOffPPlyOffRPlyDefPPlyDefSTPlyTotal Plays
OLB Robert Lyles------28401280
T Steve Buxton2643------877
CB Kevin Ross------2840775
T Joe Delvin2643---------69
G R.C. Thielemann2643---------69
C Doug Smith2643---------69
G Chris Godfrey2643---------69
S Mike Harden------2840169
QB Bernie Kosar2643---------69
WR Gerald Carter2237---------59
TE Clint Didier2335---------58
S Pete Shaw------2630---56
ILB Troy Benson------14261454
OLB Gary Padjen------2528---53
DE Keith Willis------2428---52
ILB Glenn Cameron------2427---51
CB Milton Mack------11231751
S Aaron Mitchell------9221849
WR Ron Brown1231------649
TE Tim Wrightman1024------1246
DT Henry Thomas------2421---45
CB Mario Clark------1420943
WR Brian Baschnagel1113------1741
RB Stanford Jennings1129------141
WR Billy Ryckman1210------1840
FB Booker Moore715------1840
OLB Eugene Williams------3122540
DE Phil Murphy------1623---39
DE Dwayne Buckley------1418133
DT Kit Lathrop------419831
RB Curtis Adams66------1729
TE Doug Crosbie22------2428
CB Kenny Johnson------1412---26
DE Wilson Whitney------211821
RB Barry Word78---------15
WR Nate Johnson75---------12
C Don Macek00------88
C Mike McDonald00------88
P Jim Arnold00------88
G Duval Love00------88
T Howard Ballard00------88
K Jim Breech00------55
QB Deiter Brock00---------0
C Kevin Glover00---------0
DT Ron McLean------00---0
ILB David Wyman------00---0
CincinnatiRPlyOffPPlyOffRPlyDefPPlyDefSTPlyTotal Plays
CB Roynell Young------23351876
ILB Keith Butler------2643170
S Terry Kinard------2643170
CB Dennis Thurman------2642169
QB Mike Rieker2840---------68
G John Choma2840---------68
WR Bobby Duckworth2840---------68
G Chuck Commiskey2840---------68
T Chris Hinton2840---------68
T Jim Lachey2840---------68
WR Alfred Jackson2130------1162
DT Lester Williams------2336160
S Wes Hopkins------2434260
OLB Mike Cofer------2237---59
TE Don Warren2630---------56
DE Charles Mann------2233156
DE Hasson Arbubakrr------2429---53
TE Arthur Cox819------2552
DT Ted Vincent------2227150
CB Fulton Walker------1527850
RB Rueben Mayes1919------1149
RB Larry Collins214------2541
WR Jesse Thompson914------1841
C Kani Kauahi1524---------39
DT Mike Fultz------723737
C Al Pitts1316------837
S Michael Stewart------5131735
OLB Mike Wilcher------1117---28
WR Ira Hillary1410------428
RB Frank Hawkins918---------27
OLB Andy Headen------012425
ILB Larry McGrew------002424
TE Willie Smith24------1319
DE Curtis Anderson------18716
WR Bruce Davis22------1014
DE Tim Cofield------49114
CB Bobby Humphrey------49---13
T Lindsey Mason00------88
DE Doug Martin------17---8
T Art Plunkett00------88
P Rich Camarillo00------88
G Rob Fada00------88
C Maxwell Forbes00------88
K Bill Capece00------77
ILB Mark Brown------00---0
QB Stan Gelbaugh00---------0

Directional Rushing Statistics

DistanceAttYardsAvg
Left3124.0
Middle16966.0
Right7162.3
None000.0
DistanceAttYardsAvg
Left382.7
Middle1215312.8
Right12322.7
None1-1-1.0

Detailed Passing Statistics

PittsburghAttCmp20+BdThDropDfnsHurrKnckIntc
Bernie Kosar43223137783
CincinnatiAttCmp20+BdThDropDfnsHurrKnckIntc
Mike Rieker40274324410

Directional Passing Statistics

DistanceAttCompYardsAvg
Screen334715.7
Short (0-8 Yds)2210833.8
Medium (9-18 Yds)1371027.8
Long (19+ Yds)52479.4
DistanceAttCompYardsAvg
Screen85455.6
Short (0-8 Yds)1912613.2
Medium (9-18 Yds)108919.1
Long (19+ Yds)325518.3

Detailed Receiving Statistics

PittsburghTargtCaugtDropdYards20+PPlay
WR Ron Brown146149031
TE Clint Didier73119035
WR Gerald Carter53045037
TE Tim Wrightman53168124
WR Billy Ryckman42056210
WR Brian Baschnagel31011013
FB Booker Moore22012015
RB Stanford Jennings2103029
WR Nate Johnson1101605
CincinnatiTargtCaugtDropdYards20+PPlay
WR Alfred Jackson75144030
WR Bobby Duckworth730-2040
TE Arthur Cox74128019
TE Don Warren55074230
RB Larry Collins31024114
RB Rueben Mayes33023019
RB Frank Hawkins2104018
WR Bruce Davis2201702
TE Willie Smith2102414
WR Jesse Thompson11010014
WR Ira Hillary1106010

Red-Zone Rushing Statistics

PittsburghAttYardsAvgOverall Avg
CincinnatiAttYardsAvgOverall Avg
RB Rueben Mayes3186.003.21
QB Mike Rieker199.007.20
RB Frank Hawkins155.0012.33

Red-Zone Passing Statistics

PittsburghAttCompYardsAvg/AttOverall Avg
Bernie Kosar21115.506.49
CincinnatiAttCompYardsAvg/AttOverall Avg
Mike Rieker53214.206.30

Red-Zone Receiving Statistics

PittsburghTargetCatchYardsAvg/TargOverall Avg
WR Brian Baschnagel111111.003.67
WR Ron Brown1000.003.50
CincinnatiTargetCatchYardsAvg/TargOverall Avg
WR Alfred Jackson33217.006.29
WR Bobby Duckworth1000.00-0.29
TE Arthur Cox1000.004.00

Third Down Rushing Statistics

PittsburghRushesConversions
QB Bernie Kosar21
RB Stanford Jennings10
CincinnatiRushesConversions
RB Frank Hawkins20

Third Down Passing Statistics

PittsburghAttCompConversions
Bernie Kosar1154
CincinnatiAttCompConversions
Mike Rieker1295

Third Down Receiving Statistics

PittsburghTargCatchConversions
WR Ron Brown411
WR Gerald Carter211
TE Tim Wrightman211
WR Brian Baschnagel100
FB Booker Moore111
RB Stanford Jennings110
CincinnatiTargCatchConversions
WR Bobby Duckworth411
TE Don Warren221
TE Arthur Cox221
RB Larry Collins111
WR Jesse Thompson110
RB Frank Hawkins110
TE Willie Smith111

SectionAttendance
Stadium99,000 (99,000 capacity)
Upper Deck24,900 (24,900)
End Zone18,000 (18,000)
Mezzanine10,400 (10,400)
Sideline Seats15,900 (15,900)
Club Seats19,900 (19,900)
Luxury Boxes9,900 (9,900)