Week 2, 1989

played in Atlanta, GA

89 degrees, stormy, 61 mph wind

New Jersey Jets30710-20
Atlanta Falcons310310-26

Scoring Summary
1Q: 04:43 NJY - Al Del Greco 55 field goal
1Q: 00:49 ATL - Max Zendejas 35 field goal
2Q: 12:21 ATL - Max Zendejas 21 field goal
2Q: 00:12 ATL - Mike Merriweather 16 fumble return (Max Zendejas extra point)
3Q: 10:31 NJY - James Hasty 21 interception return (Al Del Greco extra point)
3Q: 04:15 ATL - Max Zendejas 30 field goal
4Q: 13:56 NJY - Al Del Greco 30 field goal
4Q: 08:39 ATL - Rod Bernstine 7 run (Max Zendejas extra point)
4Q: 02:21 ATL - Max Zendejas 20 field goal
4Q: 00:54 NJY - Steve Young 2 run (Al Del Greco extra point)

Team StatisticsNJYATL
Record1-11-1
First Downs1718
- by Rushing77
- by Passing910
- by Penalty11
Total Net Yards332286
- Offensive Plays5971
- Yards per Play5.634.03
Net Rushing Yards98122
- Rushing Attempts2434
- Yards per Rush4.083.59
Net Passing Yards234164
- Att./Comp./Intrcpt32 - 16 - 237 - 20 - 1
- Gross Passing Yards260164
- Sacks/Yards Lost3/260/0
- Yards per Pass Play6.694.43
Fumbles/Lost3/20/0
3rd Down Conversions1/106/16
- Avg. YtG on 3rd Down12.97.4
4th Down Conversions1/10/0
Penalties/Yards9/543/60
Punt Returns/Yards2/240/0
Kick Returns/Yards4/1100/0
Interception Ret./Yards1/212/2
2pt Conversions0/00/0
Red Zone Visits45
- Red Zone TDs/FGs1/11/4
Avg. Drive StartOWN 23OWN 37
Time of Possession25:1434:46

Drive Charts

New Jersey Jets
QuarBeganPossFromPlaysYardsResult
115:003:15OWN 22525Punt
18:394:04OWN 20742Field Goal
10:441:36OWN 253-16Punt
212:154:04OWN 29864Interception
26:273:11OWN 33735Punt
20:420:42OWN 202-4Fumble
313:463:15OWN 3648Punt
38:320:37OWN 193-9Punt
34:102:12OWN 37411Interception
31:042:14OWN 20567Field Goal
42:141:31OWN 25975Touchdown
Atlanta Falcons
QuarBeganPossFromPlaysYardsResult
111:453:06OWN 20632Punt
14:353:51OWN 25757Field Goal
214:081:53OPP 23-2Field Goal
28:111:44OWN 20514Punt
23:162:34OWN 20827Punt
315:001:14OWN 253-6Punt
310:310:08OWN 1710Interception
310:231:51OWN 25515Punt
37:553:4550937Field Goal
31:580:54OWN 4336Punt
413:505:20OWN 251175Touchdown
48:216:07OPP 38835Field Goal
40:430:43OPP 462-4Game

Game MVP: Max Zendejas, Atlanta Falcons

Rushing Statistics

New JerseyAttYardsAvgLG10+TD
RB Thurman Thomas18703.891520
QB Steve Young4276.751011
WR Bill Brooks1-1-1.00-100
RB D.J. Dozier122.00200
AtlantaAttYardsAvgLG10+TD
RB Rod Bernstine16664.131611
RB Keith Henderson8303.753210
QB Warren Moon6294.831010
RB Newton Williams310.33100
WR Ernest Givins1-4-4.00-400

Passing Statistics

New JerseyAttCompYardsSk/YdTDLGIntRate
Steve Young32162603/26035251.5
AtlantaAttCompYardsSk/YdTDLGIntRate
Warren Moon37201640/0025154.3

Receiving Statistics

New JerseyCatchTargYardsAvgYACLGTD
WR Buster Rhymes71510014.2944350
WR Bill Brooks236432.0022340
RB Thurman Thomas223216.0016270
TE Ferrell Edmunds253115.5025250
WR Robb Thomas26168.000160
WR Nate Spadaford111717.0015170
AtlantaCatchTargYardsAvgYACLGTD
WR Ernest Givins8129311.6333250
RB Newton Williams33134.3313110
TE Steve Jordan35237.675120
WR Fred Banks36144.670120
RB Keith Henderson2342.00050
FB Gary James111717.003170
TE Tom Mullady0200.00000
RB Rod Bernstine0200.00000
WR Don Beebe0300.00000

Interception Statistics

New JerseyIntsYardsAvgTD
CB James Hasty12121.001
AtlantaIntsYardsAvgTD
CB Steve Brown122.000
S Perry Williams100.000

Fumble Statistics

New JerseyFumbRecovForceTD
WR Nate Spadaford1000
QB Steve Young1000
RB Thurman Thomas1000
T Irv Eatman0100
AtlantaFumbRecovForceTD
OLB Mike Merriweather0101
WR Derrick Gaffney0100
DE Ron Faurot0020
WR Fred Banks0010

Punting Statistics

New JerseyPuntYardsAvgNetLGIn20
Ruben Rodriguez515731.423.4531
AtlantaPuntYardsAvgNetLGIn20
Dylan Renze632854.740.7783

Kicking Statistics

New JerseyFGs40+Yd50+YdLGPAT
Al Del Greco2/21/11/1552/2
AtlantaFGs40+Yd50+YdLGPAT
Max Zendejas4/40/00/0352/2

Punt Return Statistics

New JerseyRetYardsAvgTD
Marshall Hockenhull22412.00
AtlantaRetYardsAvgTD

Kick Return Statistics

New JerseyRetYardsAvgTD
Nate Spadaford411027.50
AtlantaRetYardsAvgTD

Defensive Statistics

New JerseyTackAsstSackRPlayPPlay
ILB Kevin Murphy1130.03237
OLB Carl Banks810.03437
S James Washington520.03337
S Bubba McDowell400.01920
CB Ray Crockett320.03437
OLB Casey Tidwell300.0511
S Gary Hunt300.01517
CB James Hasty300.03337
ILB Bucky Choisser300.01317
OLB Mike Weingrad230.02926
DT Wes Dove210.02019
DE Johnny Robinson120.02519
DE Rick Bryan110.03037
CB Gardner Williams100.0811
QB Steve Young10---------
TE Ferrell Edmunds10---------
CB David Arnold100.0149
AtlantaTackAsstSackRPlayPPlay
CB Patrick Hunter600.02232
CB Don Griffin520.02230
OLB Mike Merriweather510.02330
ILB Vincent Brown500.02327
S Perry Williams440.02435
S Benny Perrin400.02227
DE Ron Faurot320.52324
ILB Bobby Leopold200.01118
OLB Alex Gordon101.01112
DT Rollin Putzier101.018
DT Scott Garnett130.51623
DE Wayne Martin120.02128
CB Carl Howard110.01419
ILB Mark Brown100.0914
DT Blaise Winter100.088
CB Ernie Apold100.001
CB Steve Brown010.0516

Pass Rush Statistics

New JerseySackBlockHurryKnockPPlay
DT Jeff Shaw0.013018
DE Rick Bryan0.010037
DE Karl Wilson0.010018
DT Wes Dove0.010019
DE Johnny Robinson0.001019
ILB Kevin Murphy0.001037
AtlantaSackBlockHurryKnockPPlay
OLB Alex Gordon1.010012
DT Rollin Putzier1.00008
DT Scott Garnett0.501123
DE Ron Faurot0.500124
DE Wayne Martin0.002028

Pass Defense Statistics

New JerseyCaughtDefnsdIntrcpPPlay
S James Washington40037
CB James Hasty32137
ILB Kevin Murphy31037
S Bubba McDowell30020
OLB Carl Banks21037
ILB Bucky Choisser21017
CB Ray Crockett11037
S Gary Hunt10017
CB David Arnold1009
AtlantaCaughtDefnsdIntrcpPPlay
CB Don Griffin42030
OLB Mike Merriweather41030
CB Patrick Hunter20032
ILB Vincent Brown20027
CB Carl Howard11019
ILB Bobby Leopold10018
S Benny Perrin10027
CB Ernie Apold1001
S Perry Williams01135
CB Steve Brown00116

Blocking Statistics

New JerseyKeyBlBlOppPancRPlySckAPPly
T Irv Eatman56024135
G Mike Simmonds25024135
C Jerry Fontenot11024035
T Harvey Salem07024135
G Tom Thayer01024035
AtlantaKeyBlBlOppPancRPlySckAPPly
G Sean Ferrell39034037
G Joe Milinichik28034037
T Joe Wolf24034037
C Dan Turk13034037
FB Gary James121709
T Don Sommer02034037
TE Tom Mullady01013022

Special Teams Tackles

New JerseyTacklesSTPlays
AtlantaTacklesSTPlays
Derrick Gaffney226
Joe Mott121
Raymond Clayborn118
Patrick Hunter114
Fred Banks111

Participation

New JerseyRPlyOffPPlyOffRPlyDefPPlyDefSTPlyTotal Plays
S James Washington------33371080
OLB Carl Banks------3437475
CB Ray Crockett------3437475
CB James Hasty------3337474
ILB Kevin Murphy------3237473
DE Rick Bryan------3037471
TE Ferrell Edmunds2229------1667
G Tom Thayer2435---------59
T Irv Eatman2435---------59
T Harvey Salem2435---------59
WR Buster Rhymes2435---------59
QB Steve Young2435---------59
G Mike Simmonds2435---------59
C Jerry Fontenot2435---------59
RB Thurman Thomas2334---------57
OLB Mike Weingrad------2926156
WR Bill Brooks2033---------53
DE Johnny Robinson------2519145
FB John Williams514------2443
S Bubba McDowell------1920342
DT Jeff Shaw------1418941
OLB Casey Tidwell------5112541
S Gary Hunt------1517840
DT Wes Dove------2019140
DE Karl Wilson------1118938
TE Kevin Starks65------2435
WR Robb Thomas1016------632
ILB Bucky Choisser------1317131
WR Nate Spadaford64------1929
TE Joel Williams32------1823
CB David Arnold------149---23
CB Gardner Williams------811322
RB D.J. Dozier11------1820
CB Marshall Hockenhull------001717
S Braxton George------001616
T Ralph Norwood00------1212
ILB A.J. Jenkins------001212
C Karl Kramer00------77
K Al Del Greco00------77
C Joe Onosai00------77
P Ruben Rodriguez00------77
G Dave Cadigan00------77
DT Julio Ritchie------30---3
WR Sammy Martin02---------2
ILB Dana Batisite------20---2
QB Joe Dufek00---------0
AtlantaRPlyOffPPlyOffRPlyDefPPlyDefSTPlyTotal Plays
G Sean Ferrell3437------1081
G Joe Milinichik3437------1081
T Don Sommer3437------1081
T Joe Wolf3437------1081
QB Warren Moon3437---------71
C Dan Turk3437---------71
CB Patrick Hunter------22321468
TE Steve Jordan2936---------65
S Perry Williams------2435261
CB Don Griffin------2230759
WR Ernest Givins2729---------56
OLB Mike Merriweather------2330255
WR Fred Banks2517------1153
WR Don Beebe2229---------51
DE Wayne Martin------2128251
ILB Vincent Brown------2327---50
S Benny Perrin------2227---49
DE Ron Faurot------2324---47
RB Rod Bernstine2121------547
DT Scott Garnett------1623544
WR Derrick Gaffney122------2640
ILB Bobby Leopold------11181039
CB Steve Brown------5161839
CB Carl Howard------1419538
TE Tom Mullady1322------237
FB Gary James79------2036
DE Sean McNanie------520732
RB Newton Williams35------2129
TE Mike Hinnant14------2429
S Raymond Clayborn------281828
OLB Joe Mott------252128
ILB Mark Brown------914326
OLB Alex Gordon------1112225
RB Keith Henderson1010---------20
DT Blaise Winter------88---16
WR Perry Tuttle01------1112
DT Rollin Putzier------18211
C Branden Trejo00------1010
K Max Zendejas00------1010
P Dylan Renze00------1010
CB Ernie Apold------01---1
G Steve Sybeldon00---------0
C Tony Berryhill00---------0
QB Rich Gannon00---------0
T Rory Graves00---------0
DE Paul Frase------00---0

Directional Rushing Statistics

DistanceAttYardsAvg
Left6315.2
Middle12574.8
Right6101.7
None000.0
DistanceAttYardsAvg
Left10414.1
Middle18703.9
Right4153.8
None2-4-2.0

Detailed Passing Statistics

New JerseyAttCmp20+BdThDropDfnsHurrKnckIntc
Steve Young32166235322
AtlantaAttCmp20+BdThDropDfnsHurrKnckIntc
Warren Moon37202016501

Directional Passing Statistics

DistanceAttCompYardsAvg
Screen324214.0
Short (0-8 Yds)21101034.9
Medium (9-18 Yds)41307.5
Long (19+ Yds)438521.3
DistanceAttCompYardsAvg
Screen65376.2
Short (0-8 Yds)1810532.9
Medium (9-18 Yds)103373.7
Long (19+ Yds)323712.3

Detailed Receiving Statistics

New JerseyTargtCaugtDropdYards20+PPlay
WR Buster Rhymes1573100235
WR Robb Thomas62016016
TE Ferrell Edmunds52031129
WR Bill Brooks32064233
RB Thurman Thomas22032134
WR Nate Spadaford1101704
AtlantaTargtCaugtDropdYards20+PPlay
WR Ernest Givins128093229
WR Fred Banks63014017
TE Steve Jordan53123036
RB Newton Williams3301305
RB Keith Henderson3204010
WR Don Beebe3000029
TE Tom Mullady2000022
RB Rod Bernstine2000021
FB Gary James1101709

Red-Zone Rushing Statistics

New JerseyAttYardsAvgOverall Avg
RB Thurman Thomas3134.333.89
QB Steve Young2105.006.75
RB D.J. Dozier122.002.00
AtlantaAttYardsAvgOverall Avg
RB Rod Bernstine7172.434.13
RB Keith Henderson2-2-1.003.75

Red-Zone Passing Statistics

New JerseyAttCompYardsAvg/AttOverall Avg
Steve Young4100.008.13
AtlantaAttCompYardsAvg/AttOverall Avg
Warren Moon7360.864.43

Red-Zone Receiving Statistics

New JerseyTargetCatchYardsAvg/TargOverall Avg
WR Buster Rhymes2000.006.67
WR Robb Thomas2100.002.67
AtlantaTargetCatchYardsAvg/TargOverall Avg
TE Steve Jordan3182.674.60
RB Keith Henderson21-1-0.501.33
RB Newton Williams11-1-1.004.33
WR Ernest Givins1000.007.75

Third Down Rushing Statistics

New JerseyRushesConversions
RB Thurman Thomas10
AtlantaRushesConversions
RB Rod Bernstine31
QB Warren Moon11
RB Keith Henderson10

Third Down Passing Statistics

New JerseyAttCompConversions
Steve Young831
AtlantaAttCompConversions
Warren Moon1144

Third Down Receiving Statistics

New JerseyTargCatchConversions
WR Buster Rhymes510
TE Ferrell Edmunds210
WR Bill Brooks111
AtlantaTargCatchConversions
WR Ernest Givins533
WR Fred Banks300
TE Steve Jordan100
FB Gary James111
WR Don Beebe100

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)