Week 3, 1989

played in Buffalo, NY

61 degrees, fair, 2 mph wind

Houston Oilers10333-19
Buffalo Bills0330-6

Scoring Summary
1Q: 10:50 HOU - Jeff Jaeger 41 field goal
1Q: 05:04 HOU - Ken Margerum 12 pass from Frank Reich (Jeff Jaeger extra point)
2Q: 13:09 HOU - Jeff Jaeger 42 field goal
2Q: 03:25 BUF - Darrell Durham 19 field goal
3Q: 11:59 BUF - Darrell Durham 36 field goal
3Q: 03:40 HOU - Jeff Jaeger 26 field goal
4Q: 09:33 HOU - Jeff Jaeger 19 field goal

Team StatisticsHOUBUF
Record3-00-3
First Downs1711
- by Rushing51
- by Passing129
- by Penalty01
Total Net Yards428203
- Offensive Plays6760
- Yards per Play6.393.38
Net Rushing Yards1248
- Rushing Attempts3114
- Yards per Rush4.000.57
Net Passing Yards304195
- Att./Comp./Intrcpt36 - 23 - 143 - 26 - 0
- Gross Passing Yards304210
- Sacks/Yards Lost0/03/15
- Yards per Pass Play8.444.24
Fumbles/Lost1/10/0
3rd Down Conversions6/153/16
- Avg. YtG on 3rd Down7.79.8
4th Down Conversions0/00/1
Penalties/Yards6/505/30
Punt Returns/Yards4/341/2
Kick Returns/Yards1/244/110
Interception Ret./Yards0/01/5
2pt Conversions0/00/0
Red Zone Visits32
- Red Zone TDs/FGs1/20/2
Avg. Drive StartOWN 25OWN 29
Time of Possession33:2826:32

Drive Charts

Houston Oilers
QuarBeganPossFromPlaysYardsResult
115:004:18OWN 25851Field Goal
17:442:48OWN 28972Touchdown
12:441:37OWN 1630Punt
214:451:44OWN 17458Field Goal
210:432:24OWN 32417Punt
23:192:39OWN 24517Punt
312:570:08OWN 1010Interception
311:541:25OWN 25335Fumble
37:524:17OWN 20971Field Goal
31:442:31OWN 27621Punt
413:063:39OWN 49849Field Goal
47:144:45OWN 34618Punt
40:090:09OWN 241-1Game
Buffalo Bills
QuarBeganPossFromPlaysYardsResult
110:422:58OWN 25410Punt
14:562:12OWN 3437Punt
11:071:22OWN 3930Punt
213:012:18OWN 2538Punt
28:195:00OWN 201378Field Goal
20:400:40OWN 1410Half
315:002:03OWN 3234Punt
312:490:55OPP 163-3Field Goal
310:292:37OWN 40623Punt
33:351:51OWN 3133Punt
414:131:07OWN 634Punt
49:272:13OWN 273-5Punt
42:292:20OWN 21274Downs

Game MVP: Frank Reich, Houston Oilers

Rushing Statistics

HoustonAttYardsAvgLG10+TD
RB Michael Clemons14282.00800
RB Cleveland Gary11625.645110
QB Frank Reich5326.402210
WR Lindsay Scott122.00200
BuffaloAttYardsAvgLG10+TD
RB Herman Fontenot620.33500
QB Dave Krieg4153.75800
RB Thomas Sanders3-3-1.00100
WR Wes Chandler1-6-6.00-600

Passing Statistics

HoustonAttCompYardsSk/YdTDLGIntRate
Frank Reich36233040/0146188.2
BuffaloAttCompYardsSk/YdTDLGIntRate
Dave Krieg43262103/15030072.8

Receiving Statistics

HoustonCatchTargYardsAvgYACLGTD
WR Ken Margerum777610.8625151
WR Lindsay Scott485814.5045460
WR James Pruitt335819.3343270
RB Cleveland Gary33217.0011120
TE Walter Reeves38248.000110
WR John Smith122222.0011220
TE Tim Wrightman123939.0033390
RB Michael Clemons1266.00060
TE Bob Mrosko0100.00000
BuffaloCatchTargYardsAvgYACLGTD
WR Bruce Hill714385.4318200
TE Brent Jones555410.8012300
RB Herman Fontenot47215.25760
WR Virgil Seay36196.334150
TE Eric Sievers333110.3311150
FB Robert Weathers232311.5021190
TE Ozzie Newsome111818.001180
WR Wes Chandler1266.00560
WR Hart Lee Dykes0100.00000

Interception Statistics

HoustonIntsYardsAvgTD
BuffaloIntsYardsAvgTD
S Rick Woods155.000

Fumble Statistics

HoustonFumbRecovForceTD
TE Walter Reeves1000
BuffaloFumbRecovForceTD
CB Steve Brown0100
ILB Jackie Shipp0010

Punting Statistics

HoustonPuntYardsAvgNetLGIn20
Greg Montgomery523547.042.6513
BuffaloPuntYardsAvgNetLGIn20
Scott Tabor940845.339.3564

Kicking Statistics

HoustonFGs40+Yd50+YdLGPAT
Jeff Jaeger4/42/20/0421/1
BuffaloFGs40+Yd50+YdLGPAT
Darrell Durham2/20/00/0360/0

Punt Return Statistics

HoustonRetYardsAvgTD
Mark Haynes4348.50
BuffaloRetYardsAvgTD
Wes Chandler122.00

Kick Return Statistics

HoustonRetYardsAvgTD
Mark Haynes12424.00
BuffaloRetYardsAvgTD
Wes Chandler411027.50

Defensive Statistics

HoustonTackAsstSackRPlayPPlay
CB Jeff Smith530.01342
S Gene Atkins520.01446
ILB Larry McGrew510.01227
ILB Dave Levenick500.01446
S Carlton Williamson400.01125
CB Bobby Watkins400.01332
DT Mike Pitts400.01334
DE Shawn Lee302.01144
S Vance Bedford300.0319
CB Andre Waters210.01140
DE Keith Guthrie100.51222
CB Mark Haynes100.0324
DT Pete Koch100.0621
TE Walter Reeves10---------
DT Warren Powers020.5938
OLB John Grimsley010.0626
BuffaloTackAsstSackRPlayPPlay
OLB Scot Brantley700.01029
ILB John Rade700.0208
OLB Darrell Reed610.02820
ILB Jackie Shipp600.03035
S Rick Woods560.03034
CB Steve Brown400.03133
DE Jeff Stover320.03035
DE Charles Benson310.02422
S Louis Oliver300.02016
S Kerry Justin120.0310
OLB Frank Manumaleuga110.02116
CB Demetrious Johnson110.02935
ILB E.J. Junior100.011
DE Andre Tippett100.01022
DT Doug Smith100.0817
CB Quintin Jones100.01125

Pass Rush Statistics

HoustonSackBlockHurryKnockPPlay
DE Shawn Lee2.011144
DE Keith Guthrie0.501122
DT Warren Powers0.501038
DT Pete Koch0.010021
OLB John Grimsley0.003026
ILB Larry McGrew0.001027
OLB Leon White0.00101
DT Mike Pitts0.000134
BuffaloSackBlockHurryKnockPPlay
DE Jeff Stover0.011435
DT Doug Smith0.001117
CB Demetrious Johnson0.001035
OLB Darrell Reed0.001020
DE Charles Benson0.000122

Pass Defense Statistics

HoustonCaughtDefnsdIntrcpPPlay
ILB Dave Levenick51046
S Carlton Williamson40025
CB Jeff Smith40042
S Vance Bedford31019
ILB Larry McGrew22027
S Gene Atkins21046
CB Bobby Watkins20032
CB Mark Haynes10024
DT Mike Pitts10034
DT Pete Koch10021
CB Andre Waters10040
BuffaloCaughtDefnsdIntrcpPPlay
OLB Scot Brantley80029
ILB Jackie Shipp32035
S Rick Woods31134
CB Steve Brown30033
OLB Darrell Reed20020
S Kerry Justin10010
DE Charles Benson10022
ILB John Rade1008
CB Quintin Jones10025
OLB Frank Manumaleuga01016

Blocking Statistics

HoustonKeyBlBlOppPancRPlySckAPPly
G Tom Newberry27031036
G Kevin Gogan24011020
T Dwight Wheeler14031036
FB Larry Moriarty13012011
G Ron Solt13031036
TE Tim Wrightman11018012
C Rodney Lossow03031036
C Glenn Streno02020016
TE Walter Reeves01020026
BuffaloKeyBlBlOppPancRPlySckAPPly
C Jeff Uhlenhake16014046
T Clay Miller03014146
G Adam Schreiber02014046
G Jeff WIska01014246
T Tom Rehder01014046

Special Teams Tackles

HoustonTacklesSTPlays
Dwight Wheeler415
Mark Haynes119
BuffaloTacklesSTPlays
Scot Brantley126
Ozzie Newsome125
Steve Brown120
Thomas Sanders120
Jeff WIska111

Participation

HoustonRPlyOffPPlyOffRPlyDefPPlyDefSTPlyTotal Plays
T Dwight Wheeler3136------1582
G Ron Solt3136------976
G Tom Newberry3136------976
WR Lindsay Scott2933------1173
CB Jeff Smith------13421469
QB Frank Reich3136---------67
C Rodney Lossow3136---------67
ILB Dave Levenick------1446262
S Gene Atkins------1446262
CB Bobby Watkins------13321358
TE Tim Wrightman1812------2757
DE Shawn Lee------1144257
WR Ken Margerum2330------154
CB Andre Waters------1140152
RB Michael Clemons1618------1852
DT Mike Pitts------1334148
DT Warren Powers------938148
CB Mark Haynes------3241946
TE Walter Reeves2026---------46
FB Larry Moriarty1211------2245
DE Keith Guthrie------12221044
ILB Larry McGrew------1227241
S Carlton Williamson------1125339
S Vance Bedford------3191739
DT Pete Koch------6211138
OLB Andy Headen------0132437
C Glenn Streno2016---------36
WR James Pruitt58------2235
G Kevin Gogan1120------435
OLB John Grimsley------626234
RB Cleveland Gary1518---------33
WR John Smith1022---------32
ILB Kurt Gouveia------001111
K Jeff Jaeger00------1010
C Freddie Bates00------99
P Greg Montgomery00------99
TE Bob Mrosko72---------9
DE Mike Clark------26---8
WR Odessa Turner00------88
T Will Wolford00------55
G Harry Galbreath00------55
OLB Leon White------11---2
QB Scott Campbell00---------0
T Hugh Heyer00---------0
RB Lars Tate00---------0
T Kevin Robbins00---------0
BuffaloRPlyOffPPlyOffRPlyDefPPlyDefSTPlyTotal Plays
CB Steve Brown------31332084
G Jeff WIska1446------1171
G Adam Schreiber1446------1171
T Clay Miller1446------1171
T Tom Rehder1446------1171
DE Jeff Stover------3035469
ILB Jackie Shipp------3035368
S Rick Woods------3034367
CB Demetrious Johnson------2935367
OLB Scot Brantley------10292665
WR Bruce Hill1444------664
QB Dave Krieg1446---------60
C Jeff Uhlenhake1446---------60
WR Wes Chandler1030------1656
WR Virgil Seay937------753
TE Brent Jones1241---------53
DE Charles Benson------2422450
OLB Darrell Reed------2820149
RB Herman Fontenot935---------44
DT Greg Kragen------2319143
OLB Frank Manumaleuga------2116441
CB Quintin Jones------1125339
S Louis Oliver------2016339
DE Andre Tippett------1022537
DT Doug Smith------817833
RB Thomas Sanders48------2032
FB Robert Weathers312------1631
TE Ozzie Newsome14------2530
ILB John Rade------208230
S Kerry Justin------3101629
S Stefon Adams------1117---28
WR Hart Lee Dykes28------1323
CB Darryl Henley------111416
ILB E.J. Junior------111214
TE Ulysses Norris00------1212
TE Eric Sievers48---------12
C Mike McDonald00------1111
P Scott Tabor00------1111
WR Dennis Gentry23---------5
K Darrell Durham00------55
DT Roy Hart------0112
QB Mike Pagel00---------0
T Eric Moran00---------0
RB Dalton Hilliard00---------0
C Bill Lewis00---------0
G Tom Ricketts00---------0

Directional Rushing Statistics

DistanceAttYardsAvg
Left11645.8
Middle13403.1
Right6213.5
None1-1-1.0
DistanceAttYardsAvg
Left1-4-4.0
Middle10111.1
Right310.3
None000.0

Detailed Passing Statistics

HoustonAttCmp20+BdThDropDfnsHurrKnckIntc
Frank Reich36235034461
BuffaloAttCmp20+BdThDropDfnsHurrKnckIntc
Dave Krieg43262015830

Directional Passing Statistics

DistanceAttCompYardsAvg
Screen545711.4
Short (0-8 Yds)25151877.5
Medium (9-18 Yds)546012.0
Long (19+ Yds)1000.0
DistanceAttCompYardsAvg
Screen96323.6
Short (0-8 Yds)21151004.8
Medium (9-18 Yds)84486.0
Long (19+ Yds)41307.5

Detailed Receiving Statistics

HoustonTargtCaugtDropdYards20+PPlay
WR Lindsay Scott84258133
TE Walter Reeves83124026
WR Ken Margerum77076030
WR James Pruitt3305828
RB Cleveland Gary33021018
WR John Smith21022122
TE Tim Wrightman21039112
RB Michael Clemons2106018
TE Bob Mrosko100002
BuffaloTargtCaugtDropdYards20+PPlay
WR Bruce Hill147038144
RB Herman Fontenot74021035
WR Virgil Seay63119037
TE Brent Jones55054141
TE Eric Sievers3303108
FB Robert Weathers32023012
WR Wes Chandler2106030
TE Ozzie Newsome1101804
WR Hart Lee Dykes100008

Red-Zone Rushing Statistics

HoustonAttYardsAvgOverall Avg
RB Michael Clemons284.002.00
QB Frank Reich111.006.40
RB Cleveland Gary1-2-2.005.64
BuffaloAttYardsAvgOverall Avg
RB Herman Fontenot1-4-4.000.33

Red-Zone Passing Statistics

HoustonAttCompYardsAvg/AttOverall Avg
Frank Reich61122.008.44
BuffaloAttCompYardsAvg/AttOverall Avg
Dave Krieg62101.674.88

Red-Zone Receiving Statistics

HoustonTargetCatchYardsAvg/TargOverall Avg
WR Lindsay Scott2000.007.25
TE Walter Reeves2000.003.00
WR Ken Margerum111212.0010.86
RB Michael Clemons1000.003.00
BuffaloTargetCatchYardsAvg/TargOverall Avg
WR Bruce Hill3000.002.71
WR Virgil Seay1111.003.17
FB Robert Weathers1000.007.67
TE Brent Jones1199.0010.80

Third Down Rushing Statistics

HoustonRushesConversions
RB Michael Clemons21
BuffaloRushesConversions
QB Dave Krieg11
RB Thomas Sanders10

Third Down Passing Statistics

HoustonAttCompConversions
Frank Reich1385
BuffaloAttCompConversions
Dave Krieg1472

Third Down Receiving Statistics

HoustonTargCatchConversions
WR Ken Margerum553
WR Lindsay Scott200
WR James Pruitt221
TE Walter Reeves200
TE Tim Wrightman111
RB Michael Clemons100
BuffaloTargCatchConversions
WR Bruce Hill730
RB Herman Fontenot320
WR Virgil Seay111
FB Robert Weathers100
TE Brent Jones111

SectionAttendance
Stadium76,000 (76,000 capacity)
Upper Deck18,800 (18,800)
End Zone13,700 (13,700)
Mezzanine7,900 (7,900)
Sideline Seats12,100 (12,100)
Club Seats16,000 (16,000)
Luxury Boxes7,500 (7,500)