Conference Finals, 1987

played in Cincinnati, OH

23 degrees, snow, 14 mph wind

San Diego Chargers7370-17
Cincinnati Bengals0000-0

Scoring Summary
1Q: 06:23 SDO - Tony Paige 45 pass from Boomer Esiason (Ray Petrick extra point)
2Q: 00:03 SDO - Ray Petrick 27 field goal
3Q: 01:29 SDO - Jim Jensen 20 pass from Boomer Esiason (Ray Petrick extra point)

Team StatisticsSDOCIN
Record15-315-3
First Downs1611
- by Rushing24
- by Passing125
- by Penalty22
Total Net Yards268204
- Offensive Plays6565
- Yards per Play4.123.14
Net Rushing Yards2789
- Rushing Attempts2819
- Yards per Rush0.964.68
Net Passing Yards241115
- Att./Comp./Intrcpt35 - 25 - 144 - 19 - 3
- Gross Passing Yards256127
- Sacks/Yards Lost2/152/12
- Yards per Pass Play6.512.50
Fumbles/Lost1/00/0
3rd Down Conversions7/164/16
- Avg. YtG on 3rd Down9.19.0
4th Down Conversions0/00/3
Penalties/Yards7/509/65
Punt Returns/Yards2/291/7
Kick Returns/Yards0/02/37
Interception Ret./Yards3/271/14
2pt Conversions0/00/0
Red Zone Visits11
- Red Zone TDs/FGs0/10/0
Avg. Drive StartOWN 38OWN 24
Time of Possession34:1725:43

Drive Charts

San Diego Chargers
QuarBeganPossFromPlaysYardsResult
112:540:15OWN 201-10Interception
111:485:43OWN 7993Touchdown
13:534:14OWN 28920Punt
212:451:00OWN 3831Punt
25:542:22OWN 43613Punt
21:511:51OWN 40750Field Goal
315:002:43OWN 25518Punt
310:001:50OPP 383-4Punt
36:391:59OWN 4738Punt
33:111:54OPP 33433Touchdown
414:464:03OWN 6731Punt
47:542:33OWN 453-7Punt
43:121:18OWN 3934Punt
40:490:49OPP 242-2Game
Cincinnati Bengals
QuarBeganPossFromPlaysYardsResult
115:002:06OWN 3333Punt
112:390:51OPP 423Interception
16:052:12OWN 233-2Punt
214:391:54OWN 173-1Punt
211:455:51OWN 20844Missed FG
23:321:41OWN 2036Punt
312:172:17OWN 205-2Interception
38:101:31OWN 231Punt
34:401:29OWN 20625Interception
31:171:31OWN 21410Punt
410:432:49OWN 191036Downs
45:212:09OWN 17844Downs
41:541:05OWN 12712Downs

Game MVP: Boomer Esiason, San Diego Chargers

Rushing Statistics

San DiegoAttYardsAvgLG10+TD
RB Boyce Green2050.25800
RB Carl Byrum3165.33800
QB Boomer Esiason2-2-1.00-100
FB Tony Paige210.50300
RB Curt Warner177.00700
CincinnatiAttYardsAvgLG10+TD
RB Rueben Mayes13362.771420
QB Mike Rieker55310.602910
WR Ira Hillary100.00000

Passing Statistics

San DiegoAttCompYardsSk/YdTDLGIntRate
Boomer Esiason35252562/15245199.2
CincinnatiAttCompYardsSk/YdTDLGIntRate
Mike Rieker44191272/12024322.2

Receiving Statistics

San DiegoCatchTargYardsAvgYACLGTD
WR Ray Butler57448.805190
WR Jim Jensen465914.7522201
WR Floyd Dixon45317.750110
RB Curt Warner33175.671120
RB Boyce Green333712.3324270
FB Tony Paige345919.6745451
TE Mike Williams11-1-1.000-10
TE Chris Dressel1466.00260
RB Carl Byrum1144.00040
TE Malcolm Scott0100.00000
CincinnatiCatchTargYardsAvgYACLGTD
TE Don Warren45194.756100
WR Jesse Thompson35186.003130
TE Arthur Cox35144.67080
WR Alfred Jackson252613.000220
WR Bobby Duckworth215-1-0.50030
RB Larry Collins1144.00040
RB Frank Hawkins121515.008150
WR Bruce Davis1155.00050
WR Ira Hillary142424.001240
RB Rueben Mayes1133.00030

Interception Statistics

San DiegoIntsYardsAvgTD
S Jim Burroughs100.000
CB Danny Walters12222.000
ILB Winston Moss155.000
CincinnatiIntsYardsAvgTD
OLB Mike Wilcher11414.000

Fumble Statistics

San DiegoFumbRecovForceTD
QB Boomer Esiason1000
TE Chris Dressel0100
CincinnatiFumbRecovForceTD
DE Hasson Arbubakrr0010

Punting Statistics

San DiegoPuntYardsAvgNetLGIn20
John Teltschik942347.037.3615
CincinnatiPuntYardsAvgNetLGIn20
Rich Camarillo633756.248.0641

Kicking Statistics

San DiegoFGs40+Yd50+YdLGPAT
Ray Petrick1/10/00/0272/2
CincinnatiFGs40+Yd50+YdLGPAT
Bill Capece0/10/10/100/0

Punt Return Statistics

San DiegoRetYardsAvgTD
Boyce Green22914.50
CincinnatiRetYardsAvgTD
Alfred Jackson177.00

Kick Return Statistics

San DiegoRetYardsAvgTD
CincinnatiRetYardsAvgTD
Ira Hillary23718.50

Defensive Statistics

San DiegoTackAsstSackRPlayPPlay
OLB Dennis Gibson630.01823
CB Vernon Dean500.01945
OLB David Little401.01229
CB Ronnie Burgess400.01844
S Jim Burroughs300.01836
S Donte Gomez300.0721
CB Danny Walters230.01437
DT William Perry210.01832
OLB Jim Morrissey210.01212
ILB Winston Moss210.0721
DE Grayson McCormick200.01026
DE Louis Haynes111.0414
ILB Fernando Shields130.0624
DT Jeff Jackson100.0526
TE Chris Dressel10---------
DT Blaise Winter100.01320
DE Tom Gibson100.0629
S Dwight Hicks010.01335
CincinnatiTackAsstSackRPlayPPlay
S Terry Kinard1130.02837
OLB Mike Cofer640.02735
CB Dennis Thurman620.02837
S Wes Hopkins610.02837
DE Hasson Arbubakrr401.02524
ILB Keith Butler410.02837
DT Mike Fultz301.01719
CB Stephen Braggs300.0821
CB Roynell Young200.01917
CB Fulton Walker200.02126
OLB Mike Wilcher200.0811
DT Ted Vincent120.02228
WR Jesse Thompson10---------
DT Lester Williams100.01727
WR Ira Hillary10---------
RB Rueben Mayes10---------
DE Charles Mann010.01924

Pass Rush Statistics

San DiegoSackBlockHurryKnockPPlay
OLB David Little1.011029
DE Louis Haynes1.001014
DE Grayson McCormick0.003026
DT Jeff Jackson0.002126
DT Ben Thomas0.001121
DT Blaise Winter0.001020
DT William Perry0.001032
CincinnatiSackBlockHurryKnockPPlay
DT Mike Fultz1.000019
DE Hasson Arbubakrr1.000024
DE Charles Mann0.002124
DT Ted Vincent0.000228
OLB Mike Cofer0.000135

Pass Defense Statistics

San DiegoCaughtDefnsdIntrcpPPlay
CB Ronnie Burgess42044
CB Vernon Dean31045
S Jim Burroughs30136
DE Grayson McCormick20026
CB Danny Walters11137
OLB David Little10029
OLB Jim Morrissey10012
ILB Fernando Shields10024
S Donte Gomez10021
DE Tom Gibson10029
OLB Dennis Gibson10023
S Dwight Hicks01035
DT Ben Thomas01021
ILB Winston Moss00121
CincinnatiCaughtDefnsdIntrcpPPlay
CB Dennis Thurman50037
S Terry Kinard41037
ILB Keith Butler32037
CB Stephen Braggs31021
OLB Mike Wilcher20111
OLB Mike Cofer20035
S Wes Hopkins20037
CB Roynell Young11017
CB Fulton Walker11026
DT Lester Williams10027
DE Hasson Arbubakrr10024

Blocking Statistics

San DiegoKeyBlBlOppPancRPlySckAPPly
G Mark Kirchner37028037
G Mike Haight16028137
C Mike Baab06028037
T Rob Taylor04028037
T Jeff Walker02028137
TE Malcolm Scott01022017
CincinnatiKeyBlBlOppPancRPlySckAPPly
G Chuck Commiskey35019046
T Jim Lachey14019046
C Chuck Correal13013020
G John Choma02019146
T Chris Hinton01019146

Special Teams Tackles

San DiegoTacklesSTPlays
Tony Paige120
William Perry118
Donte Gomez110
CincinnatiTacklesSTPlays
Maxwell Forbes17
Willie Smith17

Participation

San DiegoRPlyOffPPlyOffRPlyDefPPlyDefSTPlyTotal Plays
C Mike Baab2837------1075
G Mark Kirchner2837------1075
WR Jim Jensen2531------1268
DT William Perry------18321868
CB Vernon Dean------1945266
T Rob Taylor2837---------65
QB Boomer Esiason2837---------65
G Mike Haight2837---------65
T Jeff Walker2837---------65
CB Ronnie Burgess------1844163
WR Floyd Dixon2735---------62
S Jim Burroughs------1836155
CB Danny Walters------1437152
S Dwight Hicks------1335149
RB Boyce Green2021------647
WR Ray Butler2120------243
OLB Jim Morrissey------12121943
OLB David Little------1229142
OLB Dennis Gibson------1823---41
TE Malcolm Scott2217---------39
FB Tony Paige217------2039
S Donte Gomez------7211038
DE Grayson McCormick------1026137
DT Ben Thomas------821635
DE Tom Gibson------629---35
ILB Winston Moss------721735
DT Blaise Winter------1320134
DT Jeff Jackson------526132
ILB Fernando Shields------624131
RB Curt Warner26------2028
TE Chris Dressel820---------28
DE Louis Haynes------414725
TE Mike Williams89---------17
WR Wesley Walker13------1115
RB Carl Byrum45------514
S Garland Rivers------110---11
CB Ricky Ray------001010
C Hardy Mahoney00------1010
G Alex Starkey00------1010
T Glen Howe00------1010
P John Teltschik00------99
K Ray Petrick00------44
WR Cornell Burbage01------34
QB Ronald Paolillo00------11
CB Audray McMillian------01---1
T Garth Thomas00---------0
CincinnatiRPlyOffPPlyOffRPlyDefPPlyDefSTPlyTotal Plays
ILB Keith Butler------2837166
CB Dennis Thurman------2837166
S Wes Hopkins------2837166
S Terry Kinard------2837166
QB Mike Rieker1946---------65
G John Choma1946---------65
G Chuck Commiskey1946---------65
T Chris Hinton1946---------65
T Jim Lachey1946---------65
WR Bobby Duckworth1746---------63
OLB Mike Cofer------2735163
WR Alfred Jackson1634------1262
TE Arthur Cox727------2054
TE Don Warren1636---------52
DT Ted Vincent------2228151
DE Hasson Arbubakrr------2524150
CB Fulton Walker------2126148
CB Roynell Young------19171147
DT Mike Fultz------1719945
DT Lester Williams------1727145
DE Charles Mann------1924144
RB Rueben Mayes1820------543
CB Stephen Braggs------8211241
G Rob Fada626------739
WR Ira Hillary1220------335
WR Jesse Thompson713------1434
C Chuck Correal1320---------33
RB Larry Collins25------2027
RB Frank Hawkins023---------23
DE Curtis Anderson------211922
OLB Andy Headen------111921
ILB Larry McGrew------001919
OLB Mike Wilcher------811---19
DE Tim Cofield------86---14
S David Fulcher------001313
DE Doug Martin------29---11
TE Willie Smith02------79
WR Bruce Davis04------48
C Bill Bryan00------77
T Lindsey Mason00------77
T Art Plunkett00------77
P Rich Camarillo00------77
C Maxwell Forbes00------77
K Bill Capece00------22
ILB Mark Brown------00---0
QB Stan Gelbaugh00---------0

Directional Rushing Statistics

DistanceAttYardsAvg
Left6-14-2.3
Middle14151.1
Right6284.7
None2-2-1.0
DistanceAttYardsAvg
Left6223.7
Middle11716.5
Right2-4-2.0
None000.0

Detailed Passing Statistics

San DiegoAttCmp20+BdThDropDfnsHurrKnckIntc
Boomer Esiason35254016241
CincinnatiAttCmp20+BdThDropDfnsHurrKnckIntc
Mike Rieker441921461023

Directional Passing Statistics

DistanceAttCompYardsAvg
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Short (0-8 Yds)121012110.1
Medium (9-18 Yds)19131246.5
Long (19+ Yds)1000.0
DistanceAttCompYardsAvg
Screen21-4-2.0
Short (0-8 Yds)2412542.3
Medium (9-18 Yds)84313.9
Long (19+ Yds)102464.6

Detailed Receiving Statistics

San DiegoTargtCaugtDropdYards20+PPlay
WR Ray Butler75044020
WR Jim Jensen64059231
WR Floyd Dixon54031035
TE Chris Dressel4106020
FB Tony Paige43159117
RB Curt Warner3301706
RB Boyce Green33037121
TE Mike Williams110-109
TE Malcolm Scott1000017
RB Carl Byrum110405
CincinnatiTargtCaugtDropdYards20+PPlay
WR Bobby Duckworth1521-1046
WR Jesse Thompson53018013
WR Alfred Jackson52126134
TE Don Warren54119036
TE Arthur Cox53014027
WR Ira Hillary41124120
RB Frank Hawkins21015023
RB Larry Collins110405
WR Bruce Davis110504
RB Rueben Mayes1103020

Red-Zone Rushing Statistics

San DiegoAttYardsAvgOverall Avg
CincinnatiAttYardsAvgOverall Avg

Red-Zone Passing Statistics

San DiegoAttCompYardsAvg/AttOverall Avg
Boomer Esiason22199.507.31
CincinnatiAttCompYardsAvg/AttOverall Avg
Mike Rieker2131.502.89

Red-Zone Receiving Statistics

San DiegoTargetCatchYardsAvg/TargOverall Avg
WR Jim Jensen112020.009.83
RB Curt Warner11-1-1.005.67
CincinnatiTargetCatchYardsAvg/TargOverall Avg
WR Alfred Jackson1000.005.20
TE Arthur Cox1133.002.80

Third Down Rushing Statistics

San DiegoRushesConversions
RB Boyce Green20
RB Carl Byrum11
CincinnatiRushesConversions

Third Down Passing Statistics

San DiegoAttCompConversions
Boomer Esiason1286
CincinnatiAttCompConversions
Mike Rieker1564

Third Down Receiving Statistics

San DiegoTargCatchConversions
WR Floyd Dixon433
WR Jim Jensen321
WR Ray Butler210
RB Boyce Green111
TE Malcolm Scott100
RB Carl Byrum111
CincinnatiTargCatchConversions
WR Bobby Duckworth500
WR Jesse Thompson422
RB Frank Hawkins211
WR Alfred Jackson111
TE Don Warren110
TE Arthur Cox110
WR Ira Hillary100

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)