Week 1, 1989

played in Indianapolis, IN

59 degrees, fair, 3 mph wind

Houston Oilers6007-13
Indianapolis Colts0033-6

Scoring Summary
1Q: 11:28 HOU - Jeff Jaeger 39 field goal
1Q: 00:12 HOU - Jeff Jaeger 34 field goal
3Q: 05:04 IND - Dan Plocki 30 field goal
4Q: 08:17 IND - Dan Plocki 43 field goal
4Q: 05:35 HOU - Frank Reich 2 run (Jeff Jaeger extra point)

Team StatisticsHOUIND
Record1-00-1
First Downs1913
- by Rushing94
- by Passing109
- by Penalty00
Total Net Yards324257
- Offensive Plays7357
- Yards per Play4.444.51
Net Rushing Yards124104
- Rushing Attempts3026
- Yards per Rush4.134.00
Net Passing Yards200153
- Att./Comp./Intrcpt43 - 25 - 127 - 19 - 1
- Gross Passing Yards200182
- Sacks/Yards Lost0/04/29
- Yards per Pass Play4.654.94
Fumbles/Lost1/11/1
3rd Down Conversions5/164/14
- Avg. YtG on 3rd Down8.86.4
4th Down Conversions1/10/0
Penalties/Yards4/273/15
Punt Returns/Yards4/461/10
Kick Returns/Yards1/223/64
Interception Ret./Yards1/121/24
2pt Conversions0/00/0
Red Zone Visits31
- Red Zone TDs/FGs1/10/1
Avg. Drive StartOWN 32OWN 24
Time of Possession31:2128:39

Drive Charts

Houston Oilers
QuarBeganPossFromPlaysYardsResult
115:003:38OWN 25753Field Goal
19:560:26OWN 3330Punt
15:525:47OWN 201363Field Goal
211:314:19OWN 42822Punt
23:343:22OWN 151135Punt
313:031:11OWN 2338Punt
34:564:47OWN 23876Fumble
414:001:05OWN 4734Punt
410:401:27OWN 1252Interception
48:120:42OWN 2532Punt
47:171:49OPP 13413Touchdown
43:462:15OWN 32624Punt
Indianapolis Colts
QuarBeganPossFromPlaysYardsResult
111:221:26OWN 2537Punt
19:303:38OWN 25732Punt
10:053:34OWN 31727Fumble
27:123:38OWN 20620Punt
20:120:12OWN 1814Half
315:001:57OWN 3730Punt
311:526:56OWN 71280Field Goal
30:091:09OWN 438Punt
412:552:15OWN 20425Punt
49:131:01OPP 223-4Field Goal
47:300:13OWN 1610Interception
45:281:42OWN 1935Punt
41:311:31OWN 20443Game

Game MVP: Dave Levenick, Houston Oilers

Rushing Statistics

HoustonAttYardsAvgLG10+TD
RB Cleveland Gary14664.712140
RB Michael Clemons11383.451120
QB Frank Reich5204.00701
IndianapolisAttYardsAvgLG10+TD
RB Greg Bell18703.891820
QB Cody Carlson4215.251010
RB Bryan Tobey362.00300
FB Van Lofton177.00700

Passing Statistics

HoustonAttCompYardsSk/YdTDLGIntRate
Frank Reich43252000/0029160.2
IndianapolisAttCompYardsSk/YdTDLGIntRate
Cody Carlson27191824/29028173.4

Receiving Statistics

HoustonCatchTargYardsAvgYACLGTD
WR Lindsay Scott511214.207130
TE Walter Reeves56469.2017230
WR Ken Margerum486115.2533290
WR John Smith344113.672190
RB Michael Clemons22115.50480
RB Cleveland Gary25136.5013110
TE Tim Wrightman1344.00440
FB Larry Moriarty1166.00160
WR James Pruitt12-1-1.000-10
TE Bob Mrosko11-2-2.000-20
IndianapolisCatchTargYardsAvgYACLGTD
WR Phil Epps710608.5726200
WR Mark Clayton56469.2034260
RB Greg Bell46297.2512120
TE Andy Parker243417.0019280
WR Bernard Ford111313.007130

Interception Statistics

HoustonIntsYardsAvgTD
S Carlton Williamson11212.000
IndianapolisIntsYardsAvgTD
CB Kevin Porter12424.000

Fumble Statistics

HoustonFumbRecovForceTD
QB Frank Reich1000
DT Pete Koch0100
ILB Dave Levenick0010
IndianapolisFumbRecovForceTD
QB Cody Carlson1000
OLB Gary Reasons0100
OLB Richard Harvey0010

Punting Statistics

HoustonPuntYardsAvgNetLGIn20
Greg Montgomery733247.437.4623
IndianapolisPuntYardsAvgNetLGIn20
Rex Wicher733748.138.7544

Kicking Statistics

HoustonFGs40+Yd50+YdLGPAT
Jeff Jaeger2/20/00/0391/1
IndianapolisFGs40+Yd50+YdLGPAT
Dan Plocki2/21/10/0430/0

Punt Return Statistics

HoustonRetYardsAvgTD
Mark Haynes44611.50
IndianapolisRetYardsAvgTD
Everson Walls11010.00

Kick Return Statistics

HoustonRetYardsAvgTD
Mark Haynes12222.00
IndianapolisRetYardsAvgTD
Bryan Tobey24120.50
Aaron Blades12323.00

Defensive Statistics

HoustonTackAsstSackRPlayPPlay
ILB Dave Levenick951.02631
S Gene Atkins730.02631
DT Warren Powers411.01617
DT Mike Pitts400.02622
CB Jeff Smith400.02131
CB Bobby Watkins330.02417
CB Mark Haynes320.0719
ILB Larry McGrew310.02516
OLB John Grimsley211.01025
S Carlton Williamson210.02316
S Vance Bedford210.0315
DT Pete Koch101.0819
DE Keith Guthrie130.02014
CB Andre Waters110.01821
DE Shawn Lee110.02431
T Dwight Wheeler10---------
WR Ken Margerum10---------
DE Mike Clark100.076
OLB Andy Headen100.009
IndianapolisTackAsstSackRPlayPPlay
CB Vernon Dean1020.03043
S Gerald Small820.03043
ILB Quintus McDonald760.02629
OLB Gary Reasons500.02830
S Todd Bell400.02843
CB Everson Walls310.01827
OLB David Brandon300.01621
DE Marvin Washington210.02840
CB Tyrone Braxton200.01636
CB Kevin Porter200.01015
DT Chris Asbeck200.01731
OLB Richard Harvey200.0128
DT Raul Cooper110.01935
TE Andy Parker10---------
DE Darryl Talbott100.01414
ILB Jerry Olsavsky100.0414
CB Jerry Woods010.020

Pass Rush Statistics

HoustonSackBlockHurryKnockPPlay
ILB Dave Levenick1.000031
DT Pete Koch1.000019
OLB John Grimsley1.000025
DT Warren Powers1.000017
DE Keith Guthrie0.001214
DE Shawn Lee0.001131
IndianapolisSackBlockHurryKnockPPlay
DE Freddie Joe Nunn0.006542
DT Chris Asbeck0.002031

Pass Defense Statistics

HoustonCaughtDefnsdIntrcpPPlay
ILB Dave Levenick40031
CB Mark Haynes31019
CB Jeff Smith30031
ILB Larry McGrew20016
S Vance Bedford20015
CB Bobby Watkins11017
OLB Andy Headen1009
OLB John Grimsley10025
S Gene Atkins10031
DT Warren Powers10017
S Carlton Williamson01116
IndianapolisCaughtDefnsdIntrcpPPlay
CB Vernon Dean50043
S Gerald Small42043
ILB Quintus McDonald40029
CB Everson Walls30027
S Todd Bell21043
OLB David Brandon21021
OLB Richard Harvey2008
CB Tyrone Braxton11036
CB Kevin Porter10115
ILB Jerry Olsavsky10014

Blocking Statistics

HoustonKeyBlBlOppPancRPlySckAPPly
C Rodney Lossow27030043
G Tom Newberry24130043
G Ron Solt24030043
TE Walter Reeves22024027
T Dwight Wheeler14030043
G Kevin Gogan06030043
IndianapolisKeyBlBlOppPancRPlySckAPPly
T Mike Graybill36026331
G Chuck Commiskey23026031
G Ray Brown16026131
C Jay Hilgenberg14026031
T Gary Schippang02026031
TE Andy Parker01025026
FB Van Lofton0106011

Special Teams Tackles

HoustonTacklesSTPlays
Lindsay Scott212
Tim Wrightman123
Dwight Wheeler113
IndianapolisTacklesSTPlays
Terrence Jarvis114
Bill Bechtold110
Jerry Woods110
Chuck Commiskey19
Mike Graybill19

Participation

HoustonRPlyOffPPlyOffRPlyDefPPlyDefSTPlyTotal Plays
T Dwight Wheeler3043------1386
G Ron Solt3043------982
G Tom Newberry3043------982
G Kevin Gogan3043------982
WR Lindsay Scott2940------1281
QB Frank Reich3043---------73
C Rodney Lossow3043---------73
WR Ken Margerum2638------165
CB Jeff Smith------21311264
ILB Dave Levenick------2631259
S Gene Atkins------2631259
DE Shawn Lee------2431257
CB Bobby Watkins------24171051
TE Walter Reeves2427---------51
TE Tim Wrightman1313------2349
DT Mike Pitts------2622149
RB Michael Clemons1418------1648
ILB Larry McGrew------2516142
CB Mark Haynes------7191642
DT Warren Powers------1617942
S Carlton Williamson------2316241
DE Keith Guthrie------2014741
CB Andre Waters------1821241
WR John Smith1426---------40
RB Cleveland Gary1624---------40
FB Larry Moriarty616------1638
OLB John Grimsley------1025237
S Vance Bedford------3151432
OLB Andy Headen------092231
WR James Pruitt68------1529
DT Pete Koch------819128
DE Mike Clark------76---13
ILB Kurt Gouveia------011011
C Freddie Bates00------99
P Greg Montgomery00------99
T Will Wolford00------77
WR Odessa Turner01------67
K Jeff Jaeger00------66
TE Bob Mrosko24---------6
OLB Leon White------20---2
QB Scott Campbell00---------0
C Glenn Streno00---------0
T Hugh Heyer00---------0
RB Lars Tate00---------0
G Harry Galbreath00---------0
T Kevin Robbins00---------0
IndianapolisRPlyOffPPlyOffRPlyDefPPlyDefSTPlyTotal Plays
S Gerald Small------3043275
CB Vernon Dean------3043275
DE Freddie Joe Nunn------3042274
S Todd Bell------2843273
DE Marvin Washington------2840270
G Chuck Commiskey2631------966
G Ray Brown2631------966
T Gary Schippang2631------966
T Mike Graybill2631------966
DT Raul Cooper------1935963
OLB David Brandon------16212360
OLB Gary Reasons------2830---58
C Jay Hilgenberg2631---------57
QB Cody Carlson2631---------57
ILB Quintus McDonald------2629---55
WR Mark Clayton2331---------54
CB Tyrone Braxton------1636254
CB Everson Walls------1827853
WR Phil Epps2229---------51
RB Greg Bell2227------251
TE Andy Parker2526---------51
DT Chris Asbeck------1731250
WR Bernard Ford1512------1643
CB Kevin Porter------10151540
TE Pat Carter87------2338
DE Darryl Talbott------1414735
FB Van Lofton611------1633
ILB Jerry Olsavsky------4141331
OLB Richard Harvey------128---20
S Terrence Jarvis------011415
RB John Burch00------1414
RB Bryan Tobey45------413
CB Jerry Woods------201012
WR Mike Cadore13------711
CB Aaron Blades------001111
C Bill Bechtold00------1010
C Xavier Dotson00------99
P Rex Wicher00------99
K Dan Plocki00------55
TE Darryl Ingram31---------4
WR Vernon Joines13---------4
OLB Daquan Harmon------21---3
T Matt Darwin00---------0
QB Tom Tupa00---------0
G Houston Hoover00---------0
G Lionel Strom00---------0

Directional Rushing Statistics

DistanceAttYardsAvg
Left9404.4
Middle15493.3
Right6355.8
None000.0
DistanceAttYardsAvg
Left2199.5
Middle17724.2
Right7131.9
None000.0

Detailed Passing Statistics

HoustonAttCmp20+BdThDropDfnsHurrKnckIntc
Frank Reich43253135851
IndianapolisAttCmp20+BdThDropDfnsHurrKnckIntc
Cody Carlson27193203231

Directional Passing Statistics

DistanceAttCompYardsAvg
Screen76213.0
Short (0-8 Yds)27151053.9
Medium (9-18 Yds)63579.5
Long (19+ Yds)31175.7
DistanceAttCompYardsAvg
Screen108393.9
Short (0-8 Yds)1191059.5
Medium (9-18 Yds)62386.3
Long (19+ Yds)0000.0

Detailed Receiving Statistics

HoustonTargtCaugtDropdYards20+PPlay
WR Lindsay Scott115121040
WR Ken Margerum84161238
TE Walter Reeves65046127
RB Cleveland Gary52113024
WR John Smith43041026
TE Tim Wrightman3104013
WR James Pruitt210-108
RB Michael Clemons22011018
FB Larry Moriarty1106016
TE Bob Mrosko110-204
IndianapolisTargtCaugtDropdYards20+PPlay
WR Phil Epps107060129
WR Mark Clayton65046131
RB Greg Bell64029027
TE Andy Parker42034126
WR Bernard Ford11013012

Red-Zone Rushing Statistics

HoustonAttYardsAvgOverall Avg
QB Frank Reich3144.674.00
RB Cleveland Gary200.004.71
IndianapolisAttYardsAvgOverall Avg

Red-Zone Passing Statistics

HoustonAttCompYardsAvg/AttOverall Avg
Frank Reich21115.504.65
IndianapolisAttCompYardsAvg/AttOverall Avg
Cody Carlson2194.506.74

Red-Zone Receiving Statistics

HoustonTargetCatchYardsAvg/TargOverall Avg
TE Tim Wrightman1000.001.33
RB Cleveland Gary111111.002.60
IndianapolisTargetCatchYardsAvg/TargOverall Avg
WR Phil Epps2194.506.00

Third Down Rushing Statistics

HoustonRushesConversions
QB Frank Reich11
RB Michael Clemons10
IndianapolisRushesConversions
RB Greg Bell21

Third Down Passing Statistics

HoustonAttCompConversions
Frank Reich1464
IndianapolisAttCompConversions
Cody Carlson873

Third Down Receiving Statistics

HoustonTargCatchConversions
WR Lindsay Scott511
TE Walter Reeves321
TE Tim Wrightman200
WR John Smith111
WR Ken Margerum111
RB Michael Clemons110
RB Cleveland Gary100
IndianapolisTargCatchConversions
WR Phil Epps331
WR Mark Clayton331
RB Greg Bell111
TE Andy Parker100

SectionAttendance
Stadium65,200 (70,000 capacity)
Upper Deck18,600 (20,500)
End Zone13,600 (14,800)
Mezzanine7,900 (8,600)
Sideline Seats12,300 (13,100)
Club Seats7,800 (8,000)
Luxury Boxes5,000 (5,000)