Conference Semifinals, 1987

played in Cincinnati, OH

25 degrees, fair, 6 mph wind

Houston Oilers7007-14
Cincinnati Bengals7707-21

Scoring Summary
1Q: 09:14 CIN - Alfred Jackson 4 pass from Mike Rieker (Bill Capece extra point)
1Q: 01:42 HOU - Kenny Flowers 7 run (Morten Andersen extra point)
2Q: 02:16 CIN - Fulton Walker 88 interception return (Bill Capece extra point)
4Q: 11:25 HOU - Kenny Flowers 12 pass from Frank Reich (Morten Andersen extra point)
4Q: 05:53 CIN - Alfred Jackson 4 pass from Mike Rieker (Bill Capece extra point)

Team StatisticsHOUCIN
Record9-915-2
First Downs2016
- by Rushing108
- by Passing88
- by Penalty20
Total Net Yards297277
- Offensive Plays6658
- Yards per Play4.504.78
Net Rushing Yards137142
- Rushing Attempts2833
- Yards per Rush4.894.30
Net Passing Yards160135
- Att./Comp./Intrcpt36 - 27 - 124 - 17 - 1
- Gross Passing Yards170142
- Sacks/Yards Lost2/101/7
- Yards per Pass Play4.215.40
Fumbles/Lost2/11/0
3rd Down Conversions6/135/13
- Avg. YtG on 3rd Down7.57.3
4th Down Conversions0/10/0
Penalties/Yards2/158/55
Punt Returns/Yards4/322/9
Kick Returns/Yards1/293/72
Interception Ret./Yards1/01/88
2pt Conversions0/00/0
Red Zone Visits23
- Red Zone TDs/FGs2/02/0
Avg. Drive StartOWN 24OWN 32
Time of Possession30:3129:29

Drive Charts

Houston Oilers
QuarBeganPossFromPlaysYardsResult
19:080:16OWN 251-5Fumble
18:106:35OWN 141386Touchdown
213:444:05OWN 21827Punt
25:343:29OWN 20855Interception
22:050:44OWN 2531Punt
315:001:50OWN 283-2Punt
311:572:08OWN 7420Punt
37:472:45OWN 34627Punt
30:294:14OWN 351165Touchdown
45:421:49OWN 2534Punt
42:041:15OWN 32717Downs
Cincinnati Bengals
QuarBeganPossFromPlaysYardsResult
115:005:52OWN 34966Touchdown
18:520:42OPP 2023Interception
11:352:51OWN 31412Punt
29:394:05OWN 10925Punt
21:211:21OWN 3339Half
313:101:13OWN 3635Punt
39:492:02OWN 1848Punt
35:024:33OWN 20852Missed FG
411:155:33OWN 281072Touchdown
43:531:49OWN 1437Punt
40:490:49OPP 493-2Game

Game MVP: Rueben Mayes, Cincinnati Bengals

Rushing Statistics

HoustonAttYardsAvgLG10+TD
RB Johnny Hector14674.792620
QB Frank Reich7355.001310
RB Kenny Flowers6355.831211
FB Larry Moriarty100.00000
CincinnatiAttYardsAvgLG10+TD
RB Rueben Mayes211004.761860
QB Mike Rieker9374.11900
RB Frank Hawkins351.67500

Passing Statistics

HoustonAttCompYardsSk/YdTDLGIntRate
Frank Reich36271702/10127181.9
CincinnatiAttCompYardsSk/YdTDLGIntRate
Mike Rieker24171421/7228196.2

Receiving Statistics

HoustonCatchTargYardsAvgYACLGTD
WR Vince Williams68427.0013270
TE Mark Keel66416.8311140
WR John Smith44215.2513140
RB Johnny Hector45328.0012230
WR Lindsay Scott35155.004140
RB Kenny Flowers35196.330121
FB Larry Moriarty1100.00000
TE Mike Mularkey0100.00000
WR Clarence Weathers0100.00000
CincinnatiCatchTargYardsAvgYACLGTD
WR Alfred Jackson66437.1728282
WR Bobby Duckworth35237.672100
RB Frank Hawkins22115.50070
TE Don Warren122121.000210
TE Arthur Cox112020.002200
WR Bruce Davis1144.00040
WR Ira Hillary1155.00050
RB Rueben Mayes1244.00040
TE Willie Smith111111.000110
RB Larry Collins0100.00000
WR Jesse Thompson0200.00000

Interception Statistics

HoustonIntsYardsAvgTD
S Carlton Williamson100.000
CincinnatiIntsYardsAvgTD
CB Fulton Walker18888.001

Fumble Statistics

HoustonFumbRecovForceTD
RB Johnny Hector1000
QB Frank Reich1000
WR Lindsay Scott0100
CB Ivory Sully0010
CincinnatiFumbRecovForceTD
QB Mike Rieker1000
DT Ted Vincent0100
WR Bobby Duckworth0100
DE Hasson Arbubakrr0010
DE Charles Mann0010

Punting Statistics

HoustonPuntYardsAvgNetLGIn20
John Kidd626744.539.7612
CincinnatiPuntYardsAvgNetLGIn20
Rich Camarillo525250.444.0573

Kicking Statistics

HoustonFGs40+Yd50+YdLGPAT
Morten Andersen0/00/00/002/2
CincinnatiFGs40+Yd50+YdLGPAT
Bill Capece0/10/10/003/3

Punt Return Statistics

HoustonRetYardsAvgTD
Barry Wilburn4328.00
CincinnatiRetYardsAvgTD
Alfred Jackson294.50

Kick Return Statistics

HoustonRetYardsAvgTD
Bobby Watkins12929.00
CincinnatiRetYardsAvgTD
Alfred Jackson25226.00
Ira Hillary12020.00

Defensive Statistics

HoustonTackAsstSackRPlayPPlay
ILB Dave Levenick1030.03325
S Carlton Williamson610.03325
S Vance Bedford610.03325
OLB Mark Merrill520.02414
CB Barry Wilburn400.02923
DT Mike Pitts220.53325
CB Bobby Watkins220.03325
DT Mike Golic220.02211
S Gene Atkins210.02112
DE Al Harris200.03123
CB Ivory Sully200.064
ILB Kurt Gouveia200.068
OLB Leon White110.01011
DT Mark Walen100.01114
DE Josh Barrett010.525
DE Ezra Johnson020.02918
CincinnatiTackAsstSackRPlayPPlay
OLB Mike Cofer920.02736
CB Fulton Walker810.01431
CB Dennis Thurman630.02738
S Terry Kinard600.02838
ILB Keith Butler520.02838
OLB Mike Wilcher520.0168
DE Charles Mann301.02123
S Wes Hopkins340.02838
DT Ted Vincent210.02528
CB Stephen Braggs200.01618
DE Hasson Arbubakrr111.02225
CB Roynell Young120.01021
DT Lester Williams110.01817
DT Mike Fultz100.01331
DE Curtis Anderson100.037
WR Bobby Duckworth10---------
DE Tim Cofield100.0813

Pass Rush Statistics

HoustonSackBlockHurryKnockPPlay
DT Mike Pitts0.500025
DE Josh Barrett0.50005
DE Ezra Johnson0.001018
CincinnatiSackBlockHurryKnockPPlay
DE Charles Mann1.002223
DE Hasson Arbubakrr1.000225

Pass Defense Statistics

HoustonCaughtDefnsdIntrcpPPlay
ILB Dave Levenick41025
CB Barry Wilburn32023
CB Bobby Watkins31025
S Vance Bedford20025
OLB Leon White20011
OLB Mark Merrill10014
DT Mike Pitts10025
ILB Kurt Gouveia1008
S Carlton Williamson00125
CincinnatiCaughtDefnsdIntrcpPPlay
CB Fulton Walker60131
S Terry Kinard42038
CB Dennis Thurman40038
ILB Keith Butler31038
OLB Mike Cofer30036
S Wes Hopkins21038
OLB Mike Wilcher2008
CB Stephen Braggs20018
CB Roynell Young10021

Blocking Statistics

HoustonKeyBlBlOppPancRPlySckAPPly
T Will Wolford39128138
C Jameson Aguillard33028038
G Tom Newberry25028038
T Dwight Wheeler12028138
C Roberto Peterson12028038
FB Larry Moriarty010706
TE Mark Keel01028032
CincinnatiKeyBlBlOppPancRPlySckAPPly
G Chuck Commiskey48033025
T Chris Hinton36033125
G John Choma15033025
T Jim Lachey15033025
G Rob Fada02019012
TE Arthur Cox01012016

Special Teams Tackles

HoustonTacklesSTPlays
Ezra Johnson29
Timothy Dyer118
Allen Woodson111
Lindsay Scott12
CincinnatiTacklesSTPlays
Larry McGrew218
Arthur Cox119
Andy Headen118
Willie Smith19

Participation

HoustonRPlyOffPPlyOffRPlyDefPPlyDefSTPlyTotal Plays
T Dwight Wheeler2838------975
C Jameson Aguillard2838------672
G Tom Newberry2838------672
T Will Wolford2838------672
CB Bobby Watkins------33251270
QB Frank Reich2838---------66
C Roberto Peterson2838---------66
TE Mark Keel2832------262
CB Barry Wilburn------29231062
S Carlton Williamson------3325361
WR Lindsay Scott2236------260
ILB Dave Levenick------3325159
S Vance Bedford------3325159
DT Mike Pitts------3325159
DE Ezra Johnson------2918956
WR Vince Williams1937---------56
DE Al Harris------3123155
RB Johnny Hector1921------1353
WR John Smith1930---------49
OLB Mark Merrill------2414---38
DT Mike Golic------2211134
S Gene Atkins------2112134
DT Mark Walen------1114530
RB Kenny Flowers917---------26
FB Larry Moriarty76------1225
OLB Timothy Dyer------331824
TE Orson Mobley51------1622
OLB Leon White------1011---21
TE Mike Mularkey117---------18
WR Clarence Weathers13------1216
ILB Kurt Gouveia------68115
DE Josh Barrett------25613
CB Mark Haynes------21912
S Allen Woodson------011112
CB Ivory Sully------64---10
ILB Darren Comeaux------0099
C Freddie Bates00------66
P John Kidd00------66
T Hugh Heyer00------66
WR James Pruitt00------55
DE Glenn Fones------22---4
K Morten Andersen00------33
QB Guido Merkens00---------0
G Winford Hood00---------0
G Doug Marone00---------0
WR Odessa Turner00---------0
CincinnatiRPlyOffPPlyOffRPlyDefPPlyDefSTPlyTotal Plays
ILB Keith Butler------2838---66
S Wes Hopkins------2838---66
S Terry Kinard------2838---66
CB Dennis Thurman------2738---65
OLB Mike Cofer------2736---63
QB Mike Rieker3325---------58
G John Choma3325---------58
G Chuck Commiskey3325---------58
T Chris Hinton3325---------58
T Jim Lachey3325---------58
WR Bobby Duckworth3225---------57
DT Ted Vincent------2528---53
WR Alfred Jackson2616------951
CB Fulton Walker------1431651
DT Mike Fultz------1331650
TE Arthur Cox1216------1947
DE Hasson Arbubakrr------2225---47
TE Don Warren2818---------46
RB Rueben Mayes2512------845
CB Roynell Young------10211344
DE Charles Mann------2123---44
G Rob Fada1912------637
DT Lester Williams------1817---35
CB Stephen Braggs------1618---34
WR Jesse Thompson108------1432
WR Ira Hillary197------329
RB Larry Collins26------1927
C Al Pitts1413---------27
OLB Mike Wilcher------168---24
DE Tim Cofield------813---21
ILB Larry McGrew------101819
OLB Andy Headen------101819
RB Frank Hawkins612---------18
DE Curtis Anderson------37616
TE Willie Smith33------915
S David Fulcher------001313
WR Bruce Davis22------711
DE Doug Martin------28---10
C Bill Bryan00------66
T Lindsey Mason00------66
T Art Plunkett00------66
P Rich Camarillo00------66
C Maxwell Forbes00------66
K Bill Capece00------55
ILB Mark Brown------00---0
QB Stan Gelbaugh00---------0

Directional Rushing Statistics

DistanceAttYardsAvg
Left3299.7
Middle18905.0
Right7182.6
None000.0
DistanceAttYardsAvg
Left4123.0
Middle191115.8
Right8222.8
None2-3-1.5

Detailed Passing Statistics

HoustonAttCmp20+BdThDropDfnsHurrKnckIntc
Frank Reich36272114241
CincinnatiAttCmp20+BdThDropDfnsHurrKnckIntc
Mike Rieker24173104101

Directional Passing Statistics

DistanceAttCompYardsAvg
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Short (0-8 Yds)1511583.9
Medium (9-18 Yds)111011110.1
Long (19+ Yds)2000.0
DistanceAttCompYardsAvg
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Short (0-8 Yds)1411825.9
Medium (9-18 Yds)52306.0
Long (19+ Yds)212110.5

Detailed Receiving Statistics

HoustonTargtCaugtDropdYards20+PPlay
WR Vince Williams86042137
TE Mark Keel66041032
WR Lindsay Scott53015036
RB Johnny Hector54032121
RB Kenny Flowers53119017
WR John Smith44021030
FB Larry Moriarty110006
TE Mike Mularkey100007
WR Clarence Weathers100003
CincinnatiTargtCaugtDropdYards20+PPlay
WR Alfred Jackson66043116
WR Bobby Duckworth53023025
WR Jesse Thompson200008
TE Don Warren21021118
RB Frank Hawkins22011012
RB Rueben Mayes2104012
RB Larry Collins100006
TE Arthur Cox11020116
WR Bruce Davis110402
WR Ira Hillary110507
TE Willie Smith1101103

Red-Zone Rushing Statistics

HoustonAttYardsAvgOverall Avg
RB Kenny Flowers284.005.83
QB Frank Reich100.005.00
CincinnatiAttYardsAvgOverall Avg
RB Rueben Mayes2157.504.76
QB Mike Rieker144.004.11

Red-Zone Passing Statistics

HoustonAttCompYardsAvg/AttOverall Avg
Frank Reich44256.254.72
CincinnatiAttCompYardsAvg/AttOverall Avg
Mike Rieker43184.505.92

Red-Zone Receiving Statistics

HoustonTargetCatchYardsAvg/TargOverall Avg
TE Mark Keel22157.506.83
WR Vince Williams11-2-2.005.25
RB Kenny Flowers111212.003.80
CincinnatiTargetCatchYardsAvg/TargOverall Avg
WR Alfred Jackson2284.007.17
WR Bobby Duckworth21105.004.60

Third Down Rushing Statistics

HoustonRushesConversions
QB Frank Reich22
RB Kenny Flowers11
CincinnatiRushesConversions
QB Mike Rieker21
RB Frank Hawkins10
RB Rueben Mayes10

Third Down Passing Statistics

HoustonAttCompConversions
Frank Reich1063
CincinnatiAttCompConversions
Mike Rieker864

Third Down Receiving Statistics

HoustonTargCatchConversions
WR Vince Williams432
RB Kenny Flowers211
WR John Smith110
WR Lindsay Scott110
TE Mike Mularkey100
WR Clarence Weathers100
CincinnatiTargCatchConversions
WR Alfred Jackson221
RB Frank Hawkins221
RB Larry Collins100
WR Jesse Thompson100
TE Arthur Cox111
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)