Wild Card Playoff Games, 1987

played in Atlanta, GA

30 degrees, fair, 8 mph wind

Detroit Lions7333-16
Atlanta Falcons7736-23

Scoring Summary
1Q: 08:01 DET - Amos Lawrence 6 run (Chester Jacobsen extra point)
1Q: 03:48 ATL - Jewerl Thomas 2 run (Max Zendejas extra point)
2Q: 13:07 ATL - Jewerl Thomas 4 run (Max Zendejas extra point)
2Q: 02:33 DET - Chester Jacobsen 36 field goal
3Q: 04:15 DET - Chester Jacobsen 52 field goal
3Q: 00:04 ATL - Max Zendejas 43 field goal
4Q: 11:47 ATL - Max Zendejas 44 field goal
4Q: 04:03 ATL - Max Zendejas 33 field goal
4Q: 01:15 DET - Chester Jacobsen 44 field goal

Team StatisticsDETATL
Record11-611-6
First Downs1620
- by Rushing97
- by Passing712
- by Penalty01
Total Net Yards274369
- Offensive Plays5964
- Yards per Play4.645.77
Net Rushing Yards135100
- Rushing Attempts2431
- Yards per Rush5.633.23
Net Passing Yards139269
- Att./Comp./Intrcpt31 - 17 - 032 - 22 - 1
- Gross Passing Yards175277
- Sacks/Yards Lost4/361/8
- Yards per Pass Play3.978.15
Fumbles/Lost2/11/0
3rd Down Conversions3/126/14
- Avg. YtG on 3rd Down9.36.3
4th Down Conversions0/00/0
Penalties/Yards4/354/20
Punt Returns/Yards2/122/16
Kick Returns/Yards3/601/26
Interception Ret./Yards1/110/0
2pt Conversions0/00/0
Red Zone Visits24
- Red Zone TDs/FGs1/12/2
Avg. Drive StartOWN 27OWN 28
Time of Possession25:4234:18

Drive Charts

Detroit Lions
QuarBeganPossFromPlaysYardsResult
111:293:38OWN 40860Touchdown
13:421:44OWN 253-1Punt
212:581:31OWN 2736Punt
29:381:09OWN 3649Punt
26:514:25OWN 24757Field Goal
20:460:46OWN 2529Half
315:001:42OWN 2539Punt
311:451:06OWN 4631Punt
37:103:02OWN 20645Field Goal
415:001:07OWN 253-1Fumble
411:393:26OWN 15617Punt
43:562:49OWN 251148Field Goal
Atlanta Falcons
QuarBeganPossFromPlaysYardsResult
115:003:31OWN 25741Interception
17:514:09OWN 25875Touchdown
11:584:00OWN 32768Touchdown
211:271:49OWN 2336Punt
28:291:38OWN 2035Punt
22:261:40OWN 25419Punt
313:181:33OWN 536Punt
310:393:29OWN 1640Punt
34:084:08OWN 40834Field Goal
413:532:14OPP 243-3Field Goal
48:134:17OWN 17967Field Goal
41:071:07OPP 45411Game

Game MVP: Ernest Givins, Atlanta Falcons

Rushing Statistics

DetroitAttYardsAvgLG10+TD
RB Van Williams15875.803740
RB Randy McMillan4102.50500
QB Scott Lindquist4328.001020
FB Amos Lawrence166.00601
AtlantaAttYardsAvgLG10+TD
RB Jewerl Thomas17523.06902
RB Newton Williams8374.631120
QB Randy Essington3-1-0.33200
RB Rod Bernstine3124.00500

Passing Statistics

DetroitAttCompYardsSk/YdTDLGIntRate
Scott Lindquist31171754/36032071.3
AtlantaAttCompYardsSk/YdTDLGIntRate
Randy Essington32222771/8052182.4

Receiving Statistics

DetroitCatchTargYardsAvgYACLGTD
WR Daryl Turner610416.8314120
WR Dennis McKinnon49276.750140
TE Tony Davis33279.006100
RB Van Williams1277.00070
TE Clarence Kay133232.0024320
TE Damone Johnson113030.0021300
WR Karl Powe111111.000110
FB Amos Lawrence0100.00000
RB Randy McMillan0100.00000
AtlantaCatchTargYardsAvgYACLGTD
WR Ernest Givins7814620.8688520
WR Willis Adams565911.8029230
TE Steve Jordan474812.008210
TE Tom Mullady2342.00040
RB Jewerl Thomas2473.500110
WR Calvin Muhammad23136.50090
RB Rod Bernstine0100.00000

Interception Statistics

DetroitIntsYardsAvgTD
S Brett Maxie11111.000
AtlantaIntsYardsAvgTD

Fumble Statistics

DetroitFumbRecovForceTD
QB Scott Lindquist2000
T Sal Cerario0100
CB Andre Waters0010
AtlantaFumbRecovForceTD
TE Steve Jordan1000
WR Ernest Givins0100
DE Jim Reynosa0100
DE Keith Guthrie0010
DE Mark Mraz0010

Punting Statistics

DetroitPuntYardsAvgNetLGIn20
Earnest Lucas632353.847.8614
AtlantaPuntYardsAvgNetLGIn20
Harry Newsome523146.239.8590

Kicking Statistics

DetroitFGs40+Yd50+YdLGPAT
Chester Jacobsen3/32/21/1521/1
AtlantaFGs40+Yd50+YdLGPAT
Max Zendejas3/32/20/0442/2

Punt Return Statistics

DetroitRetYardsAvgTD
Jeff Sprowls2126.00
AtlantaRetYardsAvgTD
Terry Taylor2168.00

Kick Return Statistics

DetroitRetYardsAvgTD
Jeff Sprowls36020.00
AtlantaRetYardsAvgTD
Calvin Muhammad12626.00

Defensive Statistics

DetroitTackAsstSackRPlayPPlay
ILB Garry Cobb1030.02931
S Rodney Bellinger920.03133
OLB Greg Lloyd730.02719
CB Andre Waters510.03133
DT Mike Stensrud300.01917
DE Bill Acker220.02314
CB Reyna Thompson220.02730
S Mo Hamiter200.0414
S Brett Maxie200.02719
DT Stan Mataele111.01116
OLB Curtis Stowers130.01726
CB Jafus White110.01610
DE Sam Clancy110.0819
DE Jim Jeffcoat110.02418
S Elbert Shelley110.0212
DT Brad White100.02027
ILB John Rade100.022
AtlantaTackAsstSackRPlayPPlay
OLB Brian Noble710.52435
CB Terry Taylor610.02434
CB Herb Welch520.01418
OLB Mike Merriweather430.01423
S Perry Williams420.02434
S Scott Woerner400.02125
DT Randy Trautman201.01015
DE Keith Guthrie201.01721
OLB Jim Haslett210.01016
DE Jim Reynosa210.01216
DE Mark Mraz111.01724
ILB Niko Noga150.02026
DT Pat Swoopes100.51017
DT Tim Newton110.0813
DT Gerald Nichols110.01217
RB Jewerl Thomas10---------
OLB Matt Monger100.01016
S Nelson Jones010.0313

Pass Rush Statistics

DetroitSackBlockHurryKnockPPlay
DT Stan Mataele1.000016
DT Mike Stensrud0.010017
DE Sean McNanie0.001115
DE Sam Clancy0.001019
DE Jim Jeffcoat0.000118
AtlantaSackBlockHurryKnockPPlay
DE Keith Guthrie1.001221
DT Randy Trautman1.001015
DE Mark Mraz1.001024
OLB Brian Noble0.500035
DT Pat Swoopes0.500017
OLB Mike Merriweather0.001023
DT Gerald Nichols0.001017

Pass Defense Statistics

DetroitCaughtDefnsdIntrcpPPlay
ILB Garry Cobb50031
S Rodney Bellinger40033
CB Andre Waters30033
CB Reyna Thompson21030
OLB Greg Lloyd21019
DE Sam Clancy11019
S Mo Hamiter10014
DE Bill Acker10014
CB Jafus White10010
OLB Curtis Stowers10026
S Elbert Shelley10012
S Brett Maxie01119
AtlantaCaughtDefnsdIntrcpPPlay
CB Herb Welch41018
CB Terry Taylor40034
OLB Brian Noble40035
OLB Mike Merriweather21023
OLB Jim Haslett10016
S Scott Woerner10025
OLB Matt Monger10016
ILB Niko Noga02026

Blocking Statistics

DetroitKeyBlBlOppPancRPlySckAPPly
G Steve Sybeldon44024035
C Kevin Belcher17024135
T Buddy Hardaway14024035
FB Amos Lawrence12010011
C Jim Sweeney02024135
T Sal Cerario01024135
TE Tony Davis0008115
AtlantaKeyBlBlOppPancRPlySckAPPly
C Tony Berryhill39031033
G Rich Rosen34031033
G Roy Foster34031033
T Don Sommer23031033
T Scott Bergold16031133
TE Tom Mullady11114015
TE Steve Jordan01028032

Special Teams Tackles

DetroitTacklesSTPlays
Andre Waters125
Gregg Carr122
Greg Lloyd111
AtlantaTacklesSTPlays
Steve Brown325
Jim Haslett122
Rod Bernstine119

Participation

DetroitRPlyOffPPlyOffRPlyDefPPlyDefSTPlyTotal Plays
CB Andre Waters------31332589
RB Van Williams1932------2576
ILB Garry Cobb------29311474
WR Daryl Turner2133------1670
CB Reyna Thompson------27301370
T Buddy Hardaway2435------968
T Sal Cerario2435------968
S Rodney Bellinger------3133367
G Steve Sybeldon2435---------59
QB Scott Lindquist2435---------59
C Kevin Belcher2435---------59
C Jim Sweeney2435---------59
OLB Greg Lloyd------27191157
TE Clarence Kay2034---------54
WR Dennis McKinnon2130---------51
DT Brad White------2027350
OLB Curtis Stowers------1726346
S Brett Maxie------2719---46
DE Jim Jeffcoat------2418---42
DT Mike Stensrud------1917137
DE Bill Acker------2314---37
DT Stan Mataele------1116734
DE Sam Clancy------819330
DE Sean McNanie------715830
FB Amos Lawrence1011------829
S Elbert Shelley------2121428
CB Jafus White------1610---26
OLB Gregg Carr------222226
RB Lionel Vital00------2525
WR Karl Powe1213---------25
TE Tony Davis815---------23
S Mo Hamiter------414321
DT William Devane------146---20
S Jeff Sprowls------001616
RB Randy McMillan53------614
TE Damone Johnson34------613
G Joe Bostic00------99
P Earnest Lucas00------99
C Elias Carter00------99
G Nick Haden00------99
K Chester Jacobsen00------88
WR Kitrick Taylor00------88
WR Curt Pardridge10------67
ILB John Rade------22---4
QB Jack Trudeau00---------0
OLB Gary Spann------00---0
AtlantaRPlyOffPPlyOffRPlyDefPPlyDefSTPlyTotal Plays
TE Steve Jordan2832------2585
CB Terry Taylor------24341573
G Rich Rosen3133------872
G Roy Foster3133------872
T Scott Bergold3133------872
T Don Sommer3133------872
C Tony Berryhill3133---------64
QB Randy Essington3133---------64
S Scott Woerner------21251763
S Perry Williams------2434462
OLB Brian Noble------2435362
WR Ernest Givins2928------562
CB Steve Brown------14212560
ILB Niko Noga------20261157
WR Willis Adams2828---------56
OLB Jim Haslett------10162248
WR Calvin Muhammad1816------1145
RB Jewerl Thomas1923---------42
DE Mark Mraz------1724---41
OLB Mike Merriweather------1423340
CB Herb Welch------1418840
DE Keith Guthrie------1721---38
DE Jim Reynosa------1216937
S Nelson Jones------3131935
DT Gerald Nichols------1217231
FB Mickey Merrifield37------2030
TE Tom Mullady1415---------29
DT Tim Newton------813829
OLB Matt Monger------1016329
DT Pat Swoopes------1017229
DT Randy Trautman------1015---25
RB Rod Bernstine33------1925
WR Frankie Neal11------2022
RB Newton Williams97---------16
K Max Zendejas00------99
TE Doug Marsh35---------8
P Harry Newsome00------88
C Tyler Lusk00------88
S Larry Brewton------01---1
QB Warren Moon00---------0
G DeAndre Jamison00---------0
T Dave Piepkorn00---------0
OLB Rydell Malancon------00---0
G Joe Milinichik00---------0
OLB Alex Gordon------00---0

Directional Rushing Statistics

DistanceAttYardsAvg
Left6549.0
Middle12685.7
Right6132.2
None000.0
DistanceAttYardsAvg
Left10373.7
Middle13352.7
Right6315.2
None2-3-1.5

Detailed Passing Statistics

DetroitAttCmp20+BdThDropDfnsHurrKnckIntc
Scott Lindquist31172234520
AtlantaAttCmp20+BdThDropDfnsHurrKnckIntc
Randy Essington32226114221

Directional Passing Statistics

DistanceAttCompYardsAvg
Screen2000.0
Short (0-8 Yds)19121236.5
Medium (9-18 Yds)105525.2
Long (19+ Yds)0000.0
DistanceAttCompYardsAvg
Screen657913.2
Short (0-8 Yds)1410856.1
Medium (9-18 Yds)95404.4
Long (19+ Yds)327324.3

Detailed Receiving Statistics

DetroitTargtCaugtDropdYards20+PPlay
WR Daryl Turner106141033
WR Dennis McKinnon94227030
TE Clarence Kay31032134
TE Tony Davis33027015
RB Van Williams2107032
FB Amos Lawrence1000011
RB Randy McMillan100003
TE Damone Johnson1103014
WR Karl Powe11011013
AtlantaTargtCaugtDropdYards20+PPlay
WR Ernest Givins870146428
TE Steve Jordan74048132
WR Willis Adams65059128
RB Jewerl Thomas4207023
TE Tom Mullady3204015
WR Calvin Muhammad32113016
RB Rod Bernstine100003

Red-Zone Rushing Statistics

DetroitAttYardsAvgOverall Avg
FB Amos Lawrence166.006.00
RB Van Williams1-4-4.005.80
AtlantaAttYardsAvgOverall Avg
RB Jewerl Thomas461.503.06
RB Rod Bernstine2105.004.00
RB Newton Williams111.004.63

Red-Zone Passing Statistics

DetroitAttCompYardsAvg/AttOverall Avg
Scott Lindquist111212.005.65
AtlantaAttCompYardsAvg/AttOverall Avg
Randy Essington2000.008.66

Red-Zone Receiving Statistics

DetroitTargetCatchYardsAvg/TargOverall Avg
WR Daryl Turner111212.004.10
AtlantaTargetCatchYardsAvg/TargOverall Avg
TE Tom Mullady1000.001.33
WR Ernest Givins1000.0018.25

Third Down Rushing Statistics

DetroitRushesConversions
RB Van Williams21
QB Scott Lindquist10
AtlantaRushesConversions
QB Randy Essington10

Third Down Passing Statistics

DetroitAttCompConversions
Scott Lindquist752
AtlantaAttCompConversions
Randy Essington1296

Third Down Receiving Statistics

DetroitTargCatchConversions
WR Daryl Turner320
WR Dennis McKinnon110
TE Clarence Kay100
TE Damone Johnson111
TE Tony Davis111
AtlantaTargCatchConversions
WR Ernest Givins443
WR Willis Adams332
RB Jewerl Thomas211
TE Tom Mullady100
WR Calvin Muhammad110
TE Steve Jordan100

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)