Conference Finals, 1987

played in Minnesota, MN

33 degrees, snow, 19 mph wind

San Francisco 49ers3000-3
Minnesota Vikings3633-15

Scoring Summary
1Q: 13:40 SFO - Nick Lowery 32 field goal
1Q: 02:45 MIN - Paul McFadden 41 field goal
2Q: 11:44 MIN - Paul McFadden 34 field goal
2Q: 00:45 MIN - Paul McFadden 54 field goal
3Q: 08:05 MIN - Paul McFadden 39 field goal
4Q: 05:23 MIN - Paul McFadden 36 field goal

Team StatisticsSFOMIN
Record14-514-4
First Downs1314
- by Rushing35
- by Passing88
- by Penalty21
Total Net Yards278248
- Offensive Plays5971
- Yards per Play4.713.49
Net Rushing Yards8193
- Rushing Attempts1435
- Yards per Rush5.792.66
Net Passing Yards197155
- Att./Comp./Intrcpt42 - 21 - 132 - 21 - 0
- Gross Passing Yards211190
- Sacks/Yards Lost3/144/35
- Yards per Pass Play4.384.31
Fumbles/Lost1/10/0
3rd Down Conversions2/123/17
- Avg. YtG on 3rd Down8.88.6
4th Down Conversions0/31/2
Penalties/Yards6/356/35
Punt Returns/Yards2/394/45
Kick Returns/Yards1/141/25
Interception Ret./Yards0/01/0
2pt Conversions0/00/0
Red Zone Visits23
- Red Zone TDs/FGs0/10/3
Avg. Drive StartOWN 26OWN 37
Time of Possession23:3636:24

Drive Charts

San Francisco 49ers
QuarBeganPossFromPlaysYardsResult
115:001:28OWN 25560Field Goal
110:592:19OPP 48623Interception
14:080:12OWN 3120Fumble
12:402:05OWN 253-3Punt
211:364:52OWN 17868Missed FG
25:061:19OWN 4337Punt
20:390:39OWN 2517Half
37:591:52OWN 25418Punt
34:172:08OWN 1355Punt
414:013:40OWN 20735Punt
48:220:36OWN 1843Downs
45:161:09OWN 25518Downs
42:181:16OWN 20632Downs
Minnesota Vikings
QuarBeganPossFromPlaysYardsResult
113:322:33OWN 303-17Punt
18:404:32OWN 201049Downs
13:561:16OPP 3137Field Goal
10:353:59OWN 35848Field Goal
26:441:38OWN 2234Punt
23:473:08OWN 5858Field Goal
315:007:01OWN 251253Field Goal
36:071:50OWN 3635Punt
32:093:08OWN 41713Punt
410:211:59OWN 25511Punt
47:462:30OPP 2132Field Goal
44:071:49OPP 4334Punt
41:021:02OWN 483-4Game

Game MVP: Paul McFadden, Minnesota Vikings

Rushing Statistics

San FranciscoAttYardsAvgLG10+TD
RB Matt Suhey10656.505610
RB Sammy Winder252.50500
QB Joe Montana11111.001110
RB Merril Hoge100.00000
MinnesotaAttYardsAvgLG10+TD
RB Junior Tautalatasi24733.042120
RB Tony Nathan6101.67600
QB Steve Grogan4123.00900
WR Drew Hill1-2-2.00-200

Passing Statistics

San FranciscoAttCompYardsSk/YdTDLGIntRate
Joe Montana42212113/14045154.8
MinnesotaAttCompYardsSk/YdTDLGIntRate
Steve Grogan32211904/35035081.5

Receiving Statistics

San FranciscoCatchTargYardsAvgYACLGTD
WR John Taylor688514.171450
TE Lance Seidman35165.330100
WR Victor Simmons365317.6726240
WR Preston Brown28157.500120
WR Stephen Baker27147.000110
RB Matt Suhey1188.00080
TE Tim Sherwin1133.00030
RB Sammy Winder1188.00080
RB Merril Hoge1199.00090
TE Marcos McCue1100.00000
WR Jo-Jo Townsell0300.00000
MinnesotaCatchTargYardsAvgYACLGTD
WR Drew Hill8128811.0054240
WR Art Monk45123.00060
WR Reggie Langhorne44205.00890
FB Santiago Erickson1155.00050
RB Tony Nathan142424.0021240
TE David Little1255.00050
RB Junior Tautalatasi1111.00010
WR Hassan Jones123535.000350
TE Travis Tucker0100.00000

Interception Statistics

San FranciscoIntsYardsAvgTD
MinnesotaIntsYardsAvgTD
DE Mark Jerue100.000

Fumble Statistics

San FranciscoFumbRecovForceTD
RB Matt Suhey1000
MinnesotaFumbRecovForceTD
ILB Lance Sellers0100
S Eugene Robinson0010

Punting Statistics

San FranciscoPuntYardsAvgNetLGIn20
Ramon Basham521543.034.0502
MinnesotaPuntYardsAvgNetLGIn20
Dakota Gonzalez627946.533.3611

Kicking Statistics

San FranciscoFGs40+Yd50+YdLGPAT
Nick Lowery1/20/00/0320/0
MinnesotaFGs40+Yd50+YdLGPAT
Paul McFadden5/52/21/1540/0

Punt Return Statistics

San FranciscoRetYardsAvgTD
Shaun Gayle23919.50
MinnesotaRetYardsAvgTD
Reggie Langhorne44511.30

Kick Return Statistics

San FranciscoRetYardsAvgTD
John Taylor11414.00
MinnesotaRetYardsAvgTD
Lyle Pickens12525.00

Defensive Statistics

San FranciscoTackAsstSackRPlayPPlay
S Shaun Gayle1120.03536
ILB Tyler McDermott910.02223
CB Greg Bright700.02927
CB Ronnie Lott440.02427
DE Neal Dellocono333.02224
OLB Joe Kelly300.51016
DT David Galloway310.01517
ILB Avon Riley300.0128
DE Filipo Mokofisi210.53436
OLB Rick Graf230.02114
ILB Thomas Brown220.0108
S Willie Teal210.03536
DT Ralph Warthen200.01513
CB Mike Heaven110.01723
DT Steve Niehaus100.0119
WR Preston Brown10---------
DT Bob Slater100.0412
DE Byron Jones100.096
OLB Ervin Randle100.098
DE Fred Small020.01012
DE George Little010.01813
MinnesotaTackAsstSackRPlayPPlay
S Kerry Justin810.01435
OLB Lester Boyd420.0926
DT Todd Liebenstein312.01141
CB Maurice Douglass310.0933
CB Lyle Pickens300.0420
ILB Lance Sellers210.0520
CB Vann McElroy200.01445
DE Robert Thompson200.01430
S Bo Metcalf200.0521
S Eugene Robinson200.01023
DE Mark Jerue110.5939
DT Jim Scott100.5312
ILB Reggie McKenzie120.0925
OLB Ken Woodard110.0320
DT Gerald Williams110.0927
DT Darien Hines100.0510
CB Eric Thomas100.0623
CB Eugene Daniel020.01024

Pass Rush Statistics

San FranciscoSackBlockHurryKnockPPlay
DE Neal Dellocono3.003224
DE Filipo Mokofisi0.501336
OLB Joe Kelly0.500016
DE Fred Small0.010012
MinnesotaSackBlockHurryKnockPPlay
DT Todd Liebenstein2.001041
DE Mark Jerue0.502039
DT Jim Scott0.500012
OLB Lester Boyd0.001026
CB Vann McElroy0.001045
DE Robert Thompson0.001030
DT Gerald Williams0.000127

Pass Defense Statistics

San FranciscoCaughtDefnsdIntrcpPPlay
CB Greg Bright50027
S Shaun Gayle50036
ILB Tyler McDermott30023
CB Ronnie Lott22027
ILB Thomas Brown1008
ILB Avon Riley1008
OLB Ervin Randle1008
CB Mike Heaven10023
DE Filipo Mokofisi10036
OLB Joe Kelly10016
S Willie Teal01036
OLB Rick Graf01014
MinnesotaCaughtDefnsdIntrcpPPlay
S Kerry Justin31035
CB Lyle Pickens31020
OLB Lester Boyd30026
CB Maurice Douglass30033
S Bo Metcalf20021
ILB Lance Sellers20020
ILB Reggie McKenzie13025
CB Eric Thomas11023
OLB Ken Woodard10020
S Eugene Robinson10023
DT Darien Hines10010
CB Vann McElroy03045
DE Robert Thompson01030
CB Eugene Daniel01024
DE Mark Jerue00139

Blocking Statistics

San FranciscoKeyBlBlOppPancRPlySckAPPly
T Rick Mallory23014245
T Jeff Criswell22014145
C Jay Pennison14014045
C Robert Shaw02014045
C Glenn Streno02014045
TE Lance Seidman0108032
MinnesotaKeyBlBlOppPancRPlySckAPPly
T Steve August27035136
G Steve Wallace27035136
C Bob White17035036
G Raleigh McKenzie14035036
T Steve Moore06035136
RB Junior Tautalatasi00027120

Special Teams Tackles

San FranciscoTacklesSTPlays
Stephen Baker213
Merril Hoge121
Mike Heaven118
Greg Bright13
MinnesotaTacklesSTPlays
Travis Tucker124
Ilia Jarostchuk119
Chester Phillips18

Participation

San FranciscoRPlyOffPPlyOffRPlyDefPPlyDefSTPlyTotal Plays
S Willie Teal------35361990
S Shaun Gayle------35361182
DE Filipo Mokofisi------3436575
C Jay Pennison1445------766
T Rick Mallory1445------766
QB Joe Montana1445---------59
C Robert Shaw1445---------59
CB Greg Bright------2927359
C Glenn Streno1445---------59
T Jeff Criswell1445---------59
CB Mike Heaven------17231858
WR Stephen Baker1233------1358
CB Ronnie Lott------2427455
WR John Taylor1134------651
DE Neal Dellocono------2224450
ILB Tyler McDermott------2223449
WR Preston Brown931------848
TE Lance Seidman832------646
TE Tim Sherwin318------2142
RB Matt Suhey1128---------39
DE George Little------1813738
DT David Galloway------1517537
RB Merril Hoge311------2135
OLB Rick Graf------2114---35
CB Ted Deneault------4141634
DE Fred Small------10121234
S John Krimm------1914---33
OLB Joe Kelly------1016329
DT Ralph Warthen------1513---28
WR Jo-Jo Townsell210------1628
WR Victor Simmons918---------27
DT Steve Niehaus------119626
ILB Avon Riley------128222
DT Bob Slater------412420
ILB John McGriff------001919
ILB Thomas Brown------108119
OLB Ervin Randle------98118
DE Byron Jones------96116
RB Sammy Winder27------413
P Ramon Basham00------77
C Tony Turner00------77
G Geoff Blackwell00------77
G Tyrone Sorrells00------77
K Nick Lowery00------44
TE Marcos McCue03---------3
QB Jeff Kolmo00---------0
MinnesotaRPlyOffPPlyOffRPlyDefPPlyDefSTPlyTotal Plays
G Steve Wallace3536------1788
C Bob White3536------1182
T Steve August3536------677
QB Steve Grogan3536---------71
T Steve Moore3536---------71
G Raleigh McKenzie3536---------71
WR Drew Hill3335---------68
WR Art Monk3134---------65
TE David Little3331---------64
CB Vann McElroy------1445261
WR Reggie Langhorne1924------1356
DT Todd Liebenstein------1141254
DE Mark Jerue------939250
S Kerry Justin------1435---49
RB Junior Tautalatasi2720---------47
DE Robert Thompson------1430---44
CB Maurice Douglass------933244
TE Travis Tucker126------2442
S Bo Metcalf------5211541
RB Tony Nathan812------1939
CB Lyle Pickens------4201539
FB Santiago Erickson59------2438
CB Eric Thomas------623938
DT Gerald Williams------927---36
OLB Lester Boyd------926---35
CB Eugene Daniel------1024---34
ILB Reggie McKenzie------925---34
ILB Lance Sellers------520934
DE Jim Herrmann------521733
S Eugene Robinson------1023---33
OLB Ken Woodard------320225
DT Jim Scott------312722
WR Jamie Holland04------1822
ILB Ilia Jarostchuk------001919
DT Darien Hines------510---15
C Juan Ware00------1111
P Dakota Gonzalez00------1111
K Paul McFadden00------1111
T Roger Caron00------1111
C David Alexander00------1111
WR Hassan Jones55---------10
RB Chester Phillips00------88
TE Keith Lester20---------2
QB Luc Tousignant00---------0
C Chuck Thomas00---------0
QB Steve Beuerlein00---------0

Directional Rushing Statistics

DistanceAttYardsAvg
Left3206.7
Middle710.1
Right46015.0
None000.0
DistanceAttYardsAvg
Left320.7
Middle23743.2
Right7213.0
None2-4-2.0

Detailed Passing Statistics

San FranciscoAttCmp20+BdThDropDfnsHurrKnckIntc
Joe Montana422130311611
MinnesotaAttCmp20+BdThDropDfnsHurrKnckIntc
Steve Grogan32213024450

Directional Passing Statistics

DistanceAttCompYardsAvg
Screen0000.0
Short (0-8 Yds)1813834.6
Medium (9-18 Yds)177834.9
Long (19+ Yds)71456.4
DistanceAttCompYardsAvg
Screen86749.3
Short (0-8 Yds)1812633.5
Medium (9-18 Yds)32186.0
Long (19+ Yds)313511.7

Detailed Receiving Statistics

San FranciscoTargtCaugtDropdYards20+PPlay
WR Preston Brown82115031
WR John Taylor86185134
WR Stephen Baker72114033
WR Victor Simmons63053218
TE Lance Seidman53016032
WR Jo-Jo Townsell3000010
RB Matt Suhey1108028
TE Tim Sherwin1103018
RB Sammy Winder110807
RB Merril Hoge1109011
TE Marcos McCue110003
MinnesotaTargtCaugtDropdYards20+PPlay
WR Drew Hill128188135
WR Art Monk54012034
RB Tony Nathan41024112
WR Reggie Langhorne44020024
TE David Little2105031
WR Hassan Jones2103515
FB Santiago Erickson110509
TE Travis Tucker101006
RB Junior Tautalatasi1101020

Red-Zone Rushing Statistics

San FranciscoAttYardsAvgOverall Avg
RB Matt Suhey252.506.50
MinnesotaAttYardsAvgOverall Avg
RB Junior Tautalatasi430.753.04
RB Tony Nathan2-2-1.001.67

Red-Zone Passing Statistics

San FranciscoAttCompYardsAvg/AttOverall Avg
Joe Montana4000.005.02
MinnesotaAttCompYardsAvg/AttOverall Avg
Steve Grogan1000.005.94

Red-Zone Receiving Statistics

San FranciscoTargetCatchYardsAvg/TargOverall Avg
WR Preston Brown1000.001.88
TE Lance Seidman1000.003.20
WR John Taylor1000.0010.63
WR Stephen Baker1000.002.00
MinnesotaTargetCatchYardsAvg/TargOverall Avg
RB Tony Nathan1000.006.00

Third Down Rushing Statistics

San FranciscoRushesConversions
MinnesotaRushesConversions
RB Tony Nathan30
QB Steve Grogan10
RB Junior Tautalatasi10

Third Down Passing Statistics

San FranciscoAttCompConversions
Joe Montana1162
MinnesotaAttCompConversions
Steve Grogan1163

Third Down Receiving Statistics

San FranciscoTargCatchConversions
TE Lance Seidman421
WR John Taylor221
WR Stephen Baker210
RB Matt Suhey110
WR Preston Brown100
WR Jo-Jo Townsell100
MinnesotaTargCatchConversions
WR Drew Hill531
RB Tony Nathan300
WR Reggie Langhorne221
WR Hassan Jones111

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)