Week 4, 1989

played in San Diego, CA

74 degrees, fair, calm

Houston Oilers71400-21
San Diego Chargers07315-25

Scoring Summary
1Q: 08:07 HOU - Michael Clemons 7 run (Jeff Jaeger extra point)
2Q: 10:38 SDO - Tony Martin 3 pass from Boomer Esiason (Alfred Rhem extra point)
2Q: 04:55 HOU - Ken Margerum 29 pass from Frank Reich (Jeff Jaeger extra point)
2Q: 00:27 HOU - Ken Margerum 43 pass from Frank Reich (Jeff Jaeger extra point)
3Q: 06:00 SDO - Alfred Rhem 29 field goal
4Q: 09:45 SDO - Winston Moss 29 interception return (Jon Francis run for conversion failed)
4Q: 01:13 SDO - Tony Martin 15 pass from Boomer Esiason (Boomer Esiason pass for conversion failed)
4Q: 00:32 SDO - Alfred Rhem 30 field goal

Team StatisticsHOUSDO
Record3-12-2
First Downs2116
- by Rushing72
- by Passing1012
- by Penalty42
Total Net Yards320315
- Offensive Plays6364
- Yards per Play5.084.92
Net Rushing Yards9590
- Rushing Attempts2528
- Yards per Rush3.803.21
Net Passing Yards225225
- Att./Comp./Intrcpt34 - 21 - 135 - 20 - 0
- Gross Passing Yards241231
- Sacks/Yards Lost4/161/6
- Yards per Pass Play5.926.25
Fumbles/Lost1/10/0
3rd Down Conversions6/146/16
- Avg. YtG on 3rd Down8.76.3
4th Down Conversions0/00/0
Penalties/Yards6/568/50
Punt Returns/Yards2/72/18
Kick Returns/Yards3/562/52
Interception Ret./Yards0/01/29
2pt Conversions0/02/0
Red Zone Visits14
- Red Zone TDs/FGs1/02/2
Avg. Drive StartOWN 24OWN 30
Time of Possession33:2526:35

Drive Charts

Houston Oilers
QuarBeganPossFromPlaysYardsResult
112:334:36OWN 201080Touchdown
16:155:43OWN 27844Missed FG
214:411:35OWN 730Punt
210:305:45OWN 251175Touchdown
23:241:08OWN 2936Punt
21:000:44OWN 44356Touchdown
315:002:24OWN 26511Punt
35:542:06OWN 313-2Punt
414:541:22OWN 2034Punt
411:592:25OWN 2043Interception
49:345:01OWN 25918Punt
40:240:24OWN 25130Game
San Diego Chargers
QuarBeganPossFromPlaysYardsResult
115:002:27OWN 25532Punt
17:571:42OWN 1239Punt
10:320:51OWN 3631Punt
213:062:36OWN 44656Touchdown
24:451:21OWN 2632Punt
22:161:16OWN 338Punt
20:160:16OWN 4219Half
312:366:42OWN 81680Field Goal
33:483:54OWN 31616Punt
413:321:33OWN 49520Punt
44:333:28OWN 111189Touchdown
40:580:34OPP 2138Field Goal

Game MVP: Boomer Esiason, San Diego Chargers

Rushing Statistics

HoustonAttYardsAvgLG10+TD
RB Michael Clemons9192.11701
RB Cleveland Gary9313.441410
QB Frank Reich6467.671120
WR Lindsay Scott1-1-1.00-100
San DiegoAttYardsAvgLG10+TD
RB Ronnie Harmon14392.791510
RB Caleb Jones8263.25900
RB Jon Francis5244.801010
FB Tony Paige111.00100

Passing Statistics

HoustonAttCompYardsSk/YdTDLGIntRate
Frank Reich34212414/16243190.4
San DiegoAttCompYardsSk/YdTDLGIntRate
Boomer Esiason35202311/6232096.2

Receiving Statistics

HoustonCatchTargYardsAvgYACLGTD
WR Ken Margerum568817.6055432
WR Lindsay Scott495012.5029370
FB Larry Moriarty3362.00030
TE Tim Wrightman25126.00790
WR James Pruitt224020.0027300
RB Cleveland Gary23178.50490
TE Walter Reeves23157.500110
RB Michael Clemons111313.009130
WR John Smith0200.00000
San DiegoCatchTargYardsAvgYACLGTD
WR Cornell Burbage613569.332190
RB Caleb Jones44328.0013200
WR Floyd Dixon354314.3323270
WR Tony Martin353311.000152
TE Brian Kinchen23105.00270
FB Tony Paige113232.0033320
WR Steve Griffin132525.0025250
RB Ronnie Harmon0100.00000

Interception Statistics

HoustonIntsYardsAvgTD
San DiegoIntsYardsAvgTD
ILB Winston Moss12929.001

Fumble Statistics

HoustonFumbRecovForceTD
CB Mark Haynes1000
San DiegoFumbRecovForceTD
OLB Mike Reichenbach0100
ILB Winston Moss0010

Punting Statistics

HoustonPuntYardsAvgNetLGIn20
Greg Montgomery629749.546.5623
San DiegoPuntYardsAvgNetLGIn20
John Teltschik732446.336.7551

Kicking Statistics

HoustonFGs40+Yd50+YdLGPAT
Jeff Jaeger0/10/10/003/3
San DiegoFGs40+Yd50+YdLGPAT
Alfred Rhem2/20/00/0301/1

Punt Return Statistics

HoustonRetYardsAvgTD
Mark Haynes273.50
San DiegoRetYardsAvgTD
Bo Orlando2189.00

Kick Return Statistics

HoustonRetYardsAvgTD
Mark Haynes35618.70
San DiegoRetYardsAvgTD
Ronnie Harmon25226.00

Defensive Statistics

HoustonTackAsstSackRPlayPPlay
DT Mike Pitts820.02827
S Gene Atkins820.02836
ILB Dave Levenick540.02836
ILB Larry McGrew440.02822
CB Mark Haynes400.0515
DT Warren Powers310.01422
CB Andre Waters300.01829
DE Mike Clark201.0811
DT Pete Koch210.01219
S Vance Bedford200.0314
OLB John Grimsley200.01321
DE Shawn Lee200.02333
CB Bobby Watkins110.02623
OLB Leon White100.040
CB Jeff Smith020.02236
S Carlton Williamson010.02522
OLB Andy Headen010.0010
DE Keith Guthrie010.02318
San DiegoTackAsstSackRPlayPPlay
OLB Jamie Kimmel630.02227
ILB Winston Moss630.02438
S Terry Hoage600.02328
S Tom Flynn420.02538
DE Jaylen Zordich400.02126
DE Danny Stubbs301.52237
DT Ben Thomas321.01217
ILB Fernando Shields330.01110
CB Donte Gomez310.01419
CB Bo Orlando310.02438
DT Albert Goss200.01022
DT Dean Hamel101.034
DE Tom Gibson110.51422
OLB June James100.0310
CB Chet Brooks100.0210

Pass Rush Statistics

HoustonSackBlockHurryKnockPPlay
DE Mike Clark1.000011
DT Mike Pitts0.010027
DE Shawn Lee0.001333
DE Keith Guthrie0.001018
DT Warren Powers0.001022
San DiegoSackBlockHurryKnockPPlay
DE Danny Stubbs1.501037
DT Ben Thomas1.001117
DT Dean Hamel1.00004
DE Tom Gibson0.511022
DT Albert Goss0.010022
DE Jaylen Zordich0.002026

Pass Defense Statistics

HoustonCaughtDefnsdIntrcpPPlay
ILB Dave Levenick32036
S Gene Atkins32036
CB Mark Haynes30015
CB Andre Waters30029
S Vance Bedford21014
ILB Larry McGrew20022
S Carlton Williamson11022
CB Bobby Watkins10023
ILB Kurt Gouveia1002
DE Shawn Lee10033
CB Jeff Smith02036
San DiegoCaughtDefnsdIntrcpPPlay
OLB Jamie Kimmel40027
S Terry Hoage30028
ILB Fernando Shields30010
ILB Winston Moss22138
CB Bo Orlando22038
S Tom Flynn20038
DE Jaylen Zordich10026
OLB June James10010
CB Donte Gomez10019
CB Chet Brooks10010
S Michael Mayes10011

Blocking Statistics

HoustonKeyBlBlOppPancRPlySckAPPly
G Tom Newberry410025138
FB Larry Moriarty1107015
T Dwight Wheeler03025138
C Glenn Streno03025138
C Rodney Lossow02025138
G Ron Solt01025038
San DiegoKeyBlBlOppPancRPlySckAPPly
G Mike Haight27028036
G Pat Tomberlin24028036
C Rob Monaco112128036
T Jeff Walker02028136
T Kevin Haverdink02028036
TE Norris Brown010100

Special Teams Tackles

HoustonTacklesSTPlays
Lindsay Scott210
Mark Haynes118
Glenn Streno17
San DiegoTacklesSTPlays
Tony Paige125
Jay Novacek125
Winston Moss124
Terry Hoage116
Mike Alexander19

Participation

HoustonRPlyOffPPlyOffRPlyDefPPlyDefSTPlyTotal Plays
T Dwight Wheeler2538------1174
CB Jeff Smith------22361472
WR Lindsay Scott2536------1071
C Glenn Streno2538------770
G Ron Solt2538------770
G Tom Newberry2538------770
ILB Dave Levenick------2836266
S Gene Atkins------2836266
CB Bobby Watkins------26231463
QB Frank Reich2538---------63
C Rodney Lossow2538---------63
DE Shawn Lee------2333157
DT Mike Pitts------2827156
WR Ken Margerum2132------255
ILB Larry McGrew------2822151
TE Tim Wrightman1116------2451
DE Keith Guthrie------2318849
CB Andre Waters------1829249
S Carlton Williamson------2522148
RB Michael Clemons1218------1747
DT Warren Powers------1422844
TE Walter Reeves1724---------41
FB Larry Moriarty715------1840
CB Mark Haynes------5151838
OLB John Grimsley------1321236
S Vance Bedford------3141835
OLB Andy Headen------0102434
DT Pete Koch------1219233
RB Cleveland Gary1220---------32
WR John Smith1218---------30
WR James Pruitt56------1728
DE Mike Clark------811---19
ILB Kurt Gouveia------021315
WR Odessa Turner10------910
C Freddie Bates00------77
P Greg Montgomery00------77
TE Bob Mrosko25---------7
T Will Wolford00------66
OLB Leon White------4015
K Jeff Jaeger00------55
QB Scott Campbell00---------0
T Hugh Heyer00---------0
S Allen Woodson------00---0
RB Lars Tate00---------0
G Harry Galbreath00---------0
T Kevin Robbins00---------0
San DiegoRPlyOffPPlyOffRPlyDefPPlyDefSTPlyTotal Plays
ILB Winston Moss------24382486
WR Floyd Dixon2629------1873
G Pat Tomberlin2836------973
CB Ernest Gibson------24371172
CB Bo Orlando------2438769
S Terry Hoage------23281667
DE Danny Stubbs------2237766
QB Boomer Esiason2836---------64
S Tom Flynn------2538164
C Rob Monaco2836---------64
G Mike Haight2836---------64
T Jeff Walker2836---------64
T Kevin Haverdink2836---------64
TE Brian Kinchen2531---------56
WR Tony Martin2525------353
OLB Jamie Kimmel------2227---49
WR Cornell Burbage2028------149
DE Jaylen Zordich------2126---47
FB Tony Paige614------2545
TE Jay Novacek98------2542
RB Ronnie Harmon148------1941
DT Chris Gannon------1724---41
DE Tom Gibson------1422137
CB Donte Gomez------1419134
DT Albert Goss------1022133
RB Caleb Jones823---------31
DT Ben Thomas------1217130
CB Chet Brooks------2101628
OLB Mike Reichenbach------102324
ILB Fernando Shields------1110---21
OLB June James------310720
RB Jon Francis55------616
S Michael Mayes------311115
WR Steve Griffin19------111
C Collin Bailen00------99
G Rob Fada00------99
T Philip Wyss00------99
WR Mike Alexander00------99
G Todd Kalis00------99
K Alfred Rhem00------88
DT Dean Hamel------34---7
P John Teltschik00------77
QB John Witkowski00------22
TE Norris Brown10---------1
WR Jeff James00---------0
T Derrell Marshall00---------0

Directional Rushing Statistics

DistanceAttYardsAvg
Left771.0
Middle15805.3
Right382.7
None000.0
DistanceAttYardsAvg
Left461.5
Middle16553.4
Right8293.6
None000.0

Detailed Passing Statistics

HoustonAttCmp20+BdThDropDfnsHurrKnckIntc
Frank Reich34214104511
San DiegoAttCmp20+BdThDropDfnsHurrKnckIntc
Boomer Esiason35204218330

Directional Passing Statistics

DistanceAttCompYardsAvg
Screen75253.6
Short (0-8 Yds)22151737.9
Medium (9-18 Yds)414310.8
Long (19+ Yds)1000.0
DistanceAttCompYardsAvg
Screen547114.2
Short (0-8 Yds)96384.2
Medium (9-18 Yds)20101226.1
Long (19+ Yds)1000.0

Detailed Receiving Statistics

HoustonTargtCaugtDropdYards20+PPlay
WR Lindsay Scott94050136
WR Ken Margerum65088232
TE Tim Wrightman52012016
FB Larry Moriarty3306015
RB Cleveland Gary32017020
TE Walter Reeves32015024
WR John Smith2000018
WR James Pruitt2204016
RB Michael Clemons11013018
San DiegoTargtCaugtDropdYards20+PPlay
WR Cornell Burbage136156028
WR Floyd Dixon53043129
WR Tony Martin53033025
RB Caleb Jones44032123
WR Steve Griffin3102519
TE Brian Kinchen32010031
FB Tony Paige11032114
RB Ronnie Harmon100008

Red-Zone Rushing Statistics

HoustonAttYardsAvgOverall Avg
RB Michael Clemons177.002.11
San DiegoAttYardsAvgOverall Avg
RB Jon Francis3165.334.80
RB Ronnie Harmon100.002.79
RB Caleb Jones166.003.25

Red-Zone Passing Statistics

HoustonAttCompYardsAvg/AttOverall Avg
Frank Reich2194.507.09
San DiegoAttCompYardsAvg/AttOverall Avg
Boomer Esiason62183.006.60

Red-Zone Receiving Statistics

HoustonTargetCatchYardsAvg/TargOverall Avg
WR Lindsay Scott1000.005.56
RB Cleveland Gary1199.005.67
San DiegoTargetCatchYardsAvg/TargOverall Avg
WR Steve Griffin2000.008.33
WR Cornell Burbage2000.004.31
WR Tony Martin22189.006.60

Third Down Rushing Statistics

HoustonRushesConversions
QB Frank Reich44
San DiegoRushesConversions
RB Ronnie Harmon21
RB Jon Francis11

Third Down Passing Statistics

HoustonAttCompConversions
Frank Reich932
San DiegoAttCompConversions
Boomer Esiason1394

Third Down Receiving Statistics

HoustonTargCatchConversions
WR Ken Margerum322
WR Lindsay Scott310
TE Tim Wrightman200
WR John Smith100
San DiegoTargCatchConversions
WR Floyd Dixon321
WR Cornell Burbage320
RB Caleb Jones331
WR Tony Martin322
WR Steve Griffin100

SectionAttendance
Stadium64,200 (64,200 capacity)
Upper Deck18,600 (18,600)
End Zone13,300 (13,300)
Mezzanine7,700 (7,700)
Sideline Seats11,800 (11,800)
Club Seats9,100 (9,100)
Luxury Boxes3,700 (3,700)