Conference Semifinals, 1987

played in San Diego, CA

50 degrees, fair, 8 mph wind

Buffalo Bills7733-20
San Diego Chargers141407-35

Scoring Summary
1Q: 10:00 SDO - Tony Paige 13 pass from Boomer Esiason (Ray Petrick extra point)
1Q: 05:18 BUF - Herman Fontenot 6 pass from Dave Krieg (Darrell Durham extra point)
1Q: 00:47 SDO - Floyd Dixon 5 pass from Boomer Esiason (Ray Petrick extra point)
2Q: 07:16 BUF - Eric Dickerson 5 run (Darrell Durham extra point)
2Q: 06:37 SDO - Vernon Dean 82 kickoff return (Ray Petrick extra point)
2Q: 02:15 SDO - Curt Warner 1 pass from Boomer Esiason (Ray Petrick extra point)
3Q: 08:12 BUF - Darrell Durham 31 field goal
4Q: 07:50 BUF - Darrell Durham 40 field goal
4Q: 02:46 SDO - Tony Paige 3 run (Ray Petrick extra point)

Team StatisticsBUFSDO
Record10-7-114-3
First Downs2422
- by Rushing66
- by Passing1615
- by Penalty21
Total Net Yards439379
- Offensive Plays6759
- Yards per Play6.556.42
Net Rushing Yards13599
- Rushing Attempts2127
- Yards per Rush6.433.67
Net Passing Yards304280
- Att./Comp./Intrcpt43 - 26 - 032 - 24 - 0
- Gross Passing Yards318280
- Sacks/Yards Lost3/140/0
- Yards per Pass Play6.618.75
Fumbles/Lost1/10/0
3rd Down Conversions6/137/12
- Avg. YtG on 3rd Down9.46.2
4th Down Conversions1/11/1
Penalties/Yards10/658/70
Punt Returns/Yards1/42/41
Kick Returns/Yards3/594/174
Interception Ret./Yards0/00/0
2pt Conversions0/00/0
Red Zone Visits44
- Red Zone TDs/FGs2/24/0
Avg. Drive StartOWN 20OWN 32
Time of Possession30:0030:00

Drive Charts

Buffalo Bills
QuarBeganPossFromPlaysYardsResult
19:534:41OWN 16884Touchdown
10:361:25OWN 303-4Punt
210:353:29OWN 3697Touchdown
26:231:22OWN 25325Fumble
22:071:16OWN 19414Punt
315:006:53OWN 251461Field Goal
34:591:34OWN 20525Punt
32:201:23OWN 223-8Punt
411:303:47OWN 20957Field Goal
42:362:36OWN 251363Game
San Diego Chargers
QuarBeganPossFromPlaysYardsResult
115:005:07OWN 37863Touchdown
15:124:36OWN 26874Touchdown
214:113:36OWN 42624Punt
25:012:5450950Touchdown
20:510:51OWN 2829Half
38:073:08OWN 25839Punt
33:251:05OWN 2231Punt
30:574:27OWN 22837Punt
47:435:07OWN 43757Touchdown

Game MVP: Boomer Esiason, San Diego Chargers

Rushing Statistics

BuffaloAttYardsAvgLG10+TD
RB Herman Fontenot11322.91700
RB Eric Dickerson45313.253611
QB Dave Krieg33511.671330
RB Steve Sewell3155.00600
San DiegoAttYardsAvgLG10+TD
FB Tony Paige24743.081421
RB Curt Warner3258.331510

Passing Statistics

BuffaloAttCompYardsSk/YdTDLGIntRate
Dave Krieg43263183/14164091.0
San DiegoAttCompYardsSk/YdTDLGIntRate
Boomer Esiason32242800/03270132.3

Receiving Statistics

BuffaloCatchTargYardsAvgYACLGTD
RB Herman Fontenot6106611.0039211
WR Dennis Gentry5137114.2038280
TE Brent Jones56489.6019140
RB Eric Dickerson444611.5019220
WR Virgil Seay236934.5061640
TE Ulysses Norris111010.003100
WR Jeff Moore1200.00000
FB Robert Weathers1200.00000
WR Bruce Hill1288.00080
San DiegoCatchTargYardsAvgYACLGTD
WR Ray Butler799113.0034240
WR Floyd Dixon687412.3341231
TE Chris Dressel34206.6715170
WR Jim Jensen233517.507180
FB Tony Paige22178.506131
WR Wesley Walker1199.00090
TE Mike Williams1166.00060
RB Curt Warner1211.00011
TE Malcolm Scott122727.0016270

Interception Statistics

BuffaloIntsYardsAvgTD
San DiegoIntsYardsAvgTD

Fumble Statistics

BuffaloFumbRecovForceTD
RB Herman Fontenot1000
San DiegoFumbRecovForceTD
CB Audray McMillian0100
S Jim Burroughs0010

Punting Statistics

BuffaloPuntYardsAvgNetLGIn20
Eddie George420050.039.8592
San DiegoPuntYardsAvgNetLGIn20
John Teltschik416741.830.8592

Kicking Statistics

BuffaloFGs40+Yd50+YdLGPAT
Darrell Durham2/21/10/0402/2
San DiegoFGs40+Yd50+YdLGPAT
Ray Petrick0/00/00/005/5

Punt Return Statistics

BuffaloRetYardsAvgTD
Steve Sewell144.00
San DiegoRetYardsAvgTD
Audray McMillian24120.50

Kick Return Statistics

BuffaloRetYardsAvgTD
Virgil Seay24321.50
Ricky Reynolds11616.00
San DiegoRetYardsAvgTD
Vernon Dean417443.51

Defensive Statistics

BuffaloTackAsstSackRPlayPPlay
ILB Jim Laughlin830.02732
CB Ricky Reynolds650.02331
OLB Rich D'Amico620.02325
DE Kenny Neil420.02423
S Jerry Holmes410.02324
CB Lee Miller310.01516
S Vince Newsome300.01120
DE Jeff Stover230.02632
S Lawrence Johnson210.01920
DT John Cannon200.01424
CB Demetrious Johnson200.02730
OLB Scott Pelluer110.01114
DT Michael Carter110.02323
DT Harvey Armstrong100.01817
OLB Jeff Gaylord100.006
DE Cesar Adams100.016
San DiegoTackAsstSackRPlayPPlay
CB Audray McMillian810.02146
CB Vernon Dean721.02146
S Jim Burroughs600.01841
ILB Winston Moss400.01419
OLB Dennis Gibson311.01324
CB Danny Walters320.0316
DT William Perry320.02137
ILB Lucius Sanford210.033
DT Jeff Jackson210.01020
OLB David Little200.01740
OLB Jim Morrissey200.01634
S Donte Gomez200.01216
DE Tom Gibson101.01126
DT Blaise Winter110.0731
S Dwight Hicks010.01235
DT Ben Thomas010.01011
CB Ronnie Burgess010.01222

Pass Rush Statistics

BuffaloSackBlockHurryKnockPPlay
OLB Kiki DeAyala0.01001
DT Michael Carter0.002023
DE Jeff Stover0.001232
San DiegoSackBlockHurryKnockPPlay
DE Tom Gibson1.001026
CB Vernon Dean1.000046
OLB Dennis Gibson1.000024
DT William Perry0.013337
OLB Jim Morrissey0.010034
OLB David Little0.002040

Pass Defense Statistics

BuffaloCaughtDefnsdIntrcpPPlay
CB Ricky Reynolds60031
ILB Jim Laughlin30032
CB Lee Miller30016
DE Kenny Neil20023
OLB Scott Pelluer20014
OLB Rich D'Amico20025
CB Demetrious Johnson20030
S Lawrence Johnson10020
S Jerry Holmes10024
OLB Jeff Gaylord1006
S Vince Newsome10020
CB Russell Carter0105
San DiegoCaughtDefnsdIntrcpPPlay
S Jim Burroughs62041
CB Audray McMillian51046
CB Danny Walters30016
ILB Lucius Sanford2003
OLB David Little20040
CB Vernon Dean20046
OLB Jim Morrissey20034
ILB Winston Moss20019
S Dwight Hicks10035
S Donte Gomez10016
DT William Perry01037
CB Ronnie Burgess01022

Blocking Statistics

BuffaloKeyBlBlOppPancRPlySckAPPly
T Eric Moran25021146
G Jeff WIska24021146
C Dwight Stephenson23021046
G Rich Moran23021046
T Kari Yli-Renko13021146
San DiegoKeyBlBlOppPancRPlySckAPPly
G Mark Kirchner48027032
G Mike Haight35027032
C Mike Baab17027032
T Rob Taylor14027032
T Jeff Walker13027032

Special Teams Tackles

BuffaloTacklesSTPlays
Ron LaPointe29
Eric Dickerson117
Ricky Reynolds115
Adam Schreiber16
San DiegoTacklesSTPlays
Jim Jensen211
Audray McMillian117
William Perry115

Participation

BuffaloRPlyOffPPlyOffRPlyDefPPlyDefSTPlyTotal Plays
G Rich Moran2146------673
CB Ricky Reynolds------23311569
WR Virgil Seay1942------768
QB Dave Krieg2146---------67
C Dwight Stephenson2146---------67
G Jeff WIska2146---------67
T Kari Yli-Renko2146---------67
T Eric Moran2146---------67
TE Brent Jones1944---------63
WR Dennis Gentry1844---------62
ILB Jim Laughlin------2732---59
DE Jeff Stover------2632---58
CB Demetrious Johnson------2730---57
OLB Rich D'Amico------2325---48
S Jerry Holmes------2324---47
DE Kenny Neil------2423---47
DT Michael Carter------2323---46
S Vince Newsome------11201445
RB Herman Fontenot1329---------42
FB Robert Weathers717------1741
S Lawrence Johnson------1920140
DT Harvey Armstrong------1817439
RB Eric Dickerson517------1739
DT John Cannon------1424---38
CB Lee Miller------1516536
WR Bruce Hill1123---------34
TE Ulysses Norris46------2131
WR Jeff Moore58------1730
OLB Scot Brantley------731929
OLB Scott Pelluer------1114---25
CB Russell Carter------551424
DE Cesar Adams------16411
TE Ron LaPointe10------910
ILB Chris Duliban------001010
WR Ricky Nattiel00------1010
RB Steve Sewell30------47
K Darrell Durham00------77
T Leonard Mitchell00------66
C Branden Trejo00------66
OLB Jeff Gaylord------06---6
G Adam Schreiber00------66
P Eddie George00------66
T Clay Miller00------66
OLB Kiki DeAyala------01---1
QB Mike Pagel00---------0
C Bill Lewis00---------0
San DiegoRPlyOffPPlyOffRPlyDefPPlyDefSTPlyTotal Plays
CB Audray McMillian------21461784
CB Vernon Dean------2146774
FB Tony Paige2430------1973
DT William Perry------21371573
OLB Jim Morrissey------16342070
C Mike Baab2732------463
G Mark Kirchner2732------463
S Jim Burroughs------1841261
OLB David Little------1740259
T Rob Taylor2732---------59
QB Boomer Esiason2732---------59
G Mike Haight2732---------59
T Jeff Walker2732---------59
WR Jim Jensen2224------1157
WR Floyd Dixon2631---------57
S Dwight Hicks------1235249
S Donte Gomez------12161543
DE Tom Gibson------1126643
WR Ray Butler1918------542
ILB Winston Moss------1419942
DT Blaise Winter------731240
TE Mike Williams2118---------39
DE Grayson McCormick------1028139
OLB Dennis Gibson------1324---37
CB Ronnie Burgess------1222---34
DT Jeff Jackson------1020131
RB Curt Warner38------1930
CB Danny Walters------316625
DT Ben Thomas------1011425
WR Wesley Walker45------1524
TE Malcolm Scott814---------22
TE Chris Dressel812---------20
ILB Fernando Shields------011213
RB Carl Byrum00------1111
WR Cornell Burbage00------1010
ILB Lucius Sanford------33---6
K Ray Petrick00------66
C Hardy Mahoney00------44
G Alex Starkey00------44
T Glen Howe00------44
P John Teltschik00------44
QB Ronald Paolillo00---------0
T Garth Thomas00---------0
S Garland Rivers------00---0

Directional Rushing Statistics

DistanceAttYardsAvg
Left492.3
Middle131168.9
Right4102.5
None000.0
DistanceAttYardsAvg
Left5173.4
Middle16543.4
Right6284.7
None000.0

Detailed Passing Statistics

BuffaloAttCmp20+BdThDropDfnsHurrKnckIntc
Dave Krieg43264135630
San DiegoAttCmp20+BdThDropDfnsHurrKnckIntc
Boomer Esiason32243121320

Directional Passing Statistics

DistanceAttCompYardsAvg
Screen1461208.6
Short (0-8 Yds)19151528.0
Medium (9-18 Yds)105464.6
Long (19+ Yds)0000.0
DistanceAttCompYardsAvg
Screen76568.0
Short (0-8 Yds)119978.8
Medium (9-18 Yds)1391279.8
Long (19+ Yds)1000.0

Detailed Receiving Statistics

BuffaloTargtCaugtDropdYards20+PPlay
WR Dennis Gentry135271144
RB Herman Fontenot106066129
TE Brent Jones65148044
RB Eric Dickerson44046117
WR Virgil Seay32069142
WR Jeff Moore210008
FB Robert Weathers2100017
WR Bruce Hill2108023
TE Ulysses Norris1101006
San DiegoTargtCaugtDropdYards20+PPlay
WR Ray Butler97191118
WR Floyd Dixon86074131
TE Chris Dressel43120012
WR Jim Jensen32035024
RB Curt Warner210108
TE Malcolm Scott21027114
FB Tony Paige22017030
WR Wesley Walker110905
TE Mike Williams1106018

Red-Zone Rushing Statistics

BuffaloAttYardsAvgOverall Avg
RB Herman Fontenot581.602.91
RB Eric Dickerson2126.0013.25
San DiegoAttYardsAvgOverall Avg
FB Tony Paige6233.833.08

Red-Zone Passing Statistics

BuffaloAttCompYardsAvg/AttOverall Avg
Dave Krieg83162.007.40
San DiegoAttCompYardsAvg/AttOverall Avg
Boomer Esiason65284.678.75

Red-Zone Receiving Statistics

BuffaloTargetCatchYardsAvg/TargOverall Avg
RB Herman Fontenot43164.006.60
WR Dennis Gentry3000.005.46
TE Brent Jones1000.008.00
San DiegoTargetCatchYardsAvg/TargOverall Avg
WR Ray Butler2294.5010.11
WR Floyd Dixon2152.509.25
RB Curt Warner1111.000.50
FB Tony Paige111313.008.50

Third Down Rushing Statistics

BuffaloRushesConversions
San DiegoRushesConversions
FB Tony Paige43
RB Curt Warner11

Third Down Passing Statistics

BuffaloAttCompConversions
Dave Krieg1186
San DiegoAttCompConversions
Boomer Esiason743

Third Down Receiving Statistics

BuffaloTargCatchConversions
RB Herman Fontenot433
TE Brent Jones211
TE Ulysses Norris111
WR Virgil Seay110
FB Robert Weathers110
WR Dennis Gentry100
WR Bruce Hill111
San DiegoTargCatchConversions
WR Floyd Dixon321
WR Ray Butler211
WR Jim Jensen111
TE Malcolm Scott100

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)