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Boxscore

SCORING
Denver           10  0  0 10 -- 20
New York Giants   7  2 17 13 -- 39

DEN- FG Karlis 48,  4:09 1st
NYG- Mowatt 6 pass from Simms (Allegre kick),  9:33 1st
DEN- Elway 4 run  (Karlis kick), 12:54 1st

NYG- safety Martin 0, 12:14 2nd

NYG- Bavaro 13 pass from Simms (Allegre kick),  4:52 3rd
NYG- FG Allegre 21, 11:06 3rd
NYG- Morris 1 run  (Allegre kick), 14:36 3rd

NYG- McConkey 6 pass from Simms (Allegre kick),  4:04 4th
DEN- FG Karlis 28,  8:59 4th
NYG- Anderson 2 run  (kick failed),11:42 4th
DEN- Johnson 47 pass from Elway (Karlis kick), 12:54 4th


TEAM STATISTICS                         Broncos         Giants
Total First Downs                          23             24
  Rushing                                   5             10
  Passing                                  16             13
  Penalty                                   2              1
Total Net Yardage                         372            399
Total Offensive Plays                      64             64
  Average Gain per Offensive Play           5.8            6.2
Rushes                                     19             38
  Yards Gained Rushing (Net)               52            136
  Average Yards per Rush                    2.7            3.6
Passes Attempted                           41             25
  Passes Completed                         26             22
  Had Intercepted                           1              0
  Tackled Attempting to Pass                4              1
  Yards Lost Attempting to Pass            32              5
  Yards Gained Passing (Net)              320            263
Punts                                       2              3
  Average Distance                         41.0           46.0
Punt Returns                                1              1
  Punt Return Yardage                       9             25
Kickoff Returns                             5              4
  Kickoff Return Yardage                   84             53
Interception Return Yardage                 0             -7
Fumbles                                     2              0
  Own Fumbles Recovered                     2              0
  Opponent Fumbles Recovered                0              0
Penalties                                   4              6
  Yards Penalized                          28             48
Total Points Scored                        20             39
Touchdowns                                  2              5
  Rushing                                   1              2
  Passing                                   1              3
  Returns                                   0              0
Extra Points                                2              4
Field Goals                                 2              1
  Field Goals Attempted                     4              1
Safeties                                    0              1
Third-Down Efficiency                    7/14           6/12
Fourth-Down Efficiency                    0/0            1/2
Time of Possession                      25:21          34:39

INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS
Rushing
Denver                            No.      Yds.     LG    TD
Elway                              6        27      10     1
Willhite                           4        19      11     0
Sewell                             3         4      12     0
Lang                               2         2       4     0
Winder                             4         0       3     0
New York Giants                   No.      Yds.     LG    TD
Morris                            20        67      11     1
Simms                              3        25      22     0
Rouson                             3        22      18     0
Galbreath                          4        17       7     0
Carthon                            3         4       2     0
Anderson                           2         1       2t    1
Rutledge                           3         0       2     0

Passing
Denver                       Att.   Comp.    Yds.   TD   Int.
Elway                         37      22     304     1     1
Kubiak                         4       4      48     0     0
New York Giants              Att.   Comp.    Yds.   TD   Int.
Simms                         25      22     268     3     0

Receiving
Denver                            No.      Yds.     LG    TD
Johnson                            5       121      54     1
Willhite                           5        39      11     0
Winder                             4        34      14     0
M. Jackson                         3        51      24     0
Watson                             2        54      31     0
Sampson                            2        20      11     0
Mobley                             2        17      11     0
Sewell                             2        12       7     0
Lang                               1         4       4     0
New York Giants                   No.      Yds.     LG    TD
Bavaro                             4        51      17     1
Morris                             4        20      12     0
Carthon                            4        13       7     0
Robinson                           3        62      36     0
Manuel                             3        43      17     0
McConkey                           2        50      44     1
Rouson                             1        23      23     0
Mowatt                             1         6       6t    1

Interceptions
Denver                            No.      Yds.     LG    TD
None                              --        --      --    --
New York Giants                   No.      Yds.     LG    TD
Patterson                          1        -7       7     0

Punting
Denver                            No.      Avg.     LG   Blk.
Horan                              2        41.0    42     0
New York Giants                   No.      Avg.     LG   Blk.
Landeta                            3        46.0    59     0

Punt Returns
Denver                           No.   FC     Yds.   LG   TD
Willhite                          1     1       9     9    0
New York Giants                  No.   FC     Yds.   LG   TD
McConkey                          1     1      25    25    0

Kickoff Returns
Denver                            No.      Yds.     LG    TD
Bell                               3        48      28     0
Lang                               2        36      23     0
New York Giants                   No.      Yds.     LG    TD
Rouson                             3        56      22     0
Flynn                              1        -3       3     0



MVP: QB Phil Simms, New 
York
January 25, 1987
Pasadena, California; Rose Bowl
Attendance: 101,063

Play by Play

   Denver won the coin toss and elected to receive.
   FIRST QUARTER
   Allegre kick to DEN 1, Lang 23 return (Flynn).
Denver (15:00)
   DEN 24 1-10    Elway 10 run evading pass rush (Carson).
   DEN 34 1-10    Winder 1 run left (Marshall).
   DEN 35 2- 9    Willhite 2 run wide right (Banks).
   DEN 37 3- 7    Elway 24 pass to M.Jackson middle (Collins).
   NY  39 1-10    Elway 5 pass to Winder middle (Reasons).
   NY  34 2- 5    Winder 3 run right (Banks).
   NY  31 3- 2    Winder run right, no gain (Banks).
                 NY first time out.
   NY  31 4- 2    Karlis 48-yard field goal (10:51).
                 Denver scoring drive: 45 yards, 7 plays, 4:09.
                 Denver 3, New York 0
   Karlis kick to NY 4, Rouson 18 return (Dennison, Bell).
New York (10:51)
   NY  22 1-10    Simms 17 pass to Manuel middle (Wright).
   NY  39 1-10    Simms 9 pass to Bavaro middle (Smith).
   NY  48 2- 1    Morris 11 run wide right (Foley).
   DEN 41 1-10    Simms 2 pass to Morris right (Ryan, Wright).
   DEN 39 2- 8    Morris 11 run left. Play nullified
                 and NY penalized 10 for holding (Bavaro).
   DEN 49 2-18    Morris 8 run right (Foley).
   DEN 41 3-10    Simms 18 pass to Robinson left (Wilson).
   DEN 23 1-10    Morris run right, no gain (Mecklenburg, Hunley).
   DEN 23 2-10    Simms 17 pass to Bavaro middle (Robbins).
   DEN  6 1-goal  Simms 6 pass to Mowatt middle end zone, touchdown (5:27).
                 Allegre kicked extra point.
                 New York scoring drive: 78 yards, 9 plays, 5:24.
                 New York 7, Denver 3
   Allegre kick to DEN 14, Bell 28 return (Flynn).
Denver (5:27)
   DEN 42 1-10    Elway 14 pass to Winder left (Carson).
   NY  44 1-10    Elway 11 pass to Mobley right (Patterson).
   NY  33 1-10    Elway 9 screen pass to Winder left.
                 NY penalized 12 (half the distance) for late hit (Carson).
                 NY penalized 6 (half the distance) for unsportsmanlike conduct (Taylor).
                 Den first time out.
   NY   6 1-goal  Sewell run wide right, loss of 3 (Patterson).
   NY   9 2-goal  Elway 5 pass to Johnson middle (Reasons).
   NY   4 3-goal  Elway 4 quarterback draw up middle, touchdown (2:06).
                 Karlis kicked extra point.
                 Denver scoring drive: 58 yards. 6 plays, 3:21.
                 Denver 10, New York 7
   Karlis kick to NY 7, Rouson 16 return (Robbins).
New York (2:06)
   NY  23 1-10    Simms 7 screen pass to Morris (Townsend).
   NY  30 2- 3    Morris 4 run left (Woodard, Lilly).
   NY  34 1-10    Anderson run left, loss of 1 (Mecklenburg).
                 END OF FIRST QUARTER:
                 Denver 10, New York 7

SECOND QUARTER
NY 33 2-11 Morris 8 run off left tackle (Lilly). NY 41 3- 3 Simms pass to McConkey middle overthrown, incomplete. NY 41 4- 3 Landeta 59 punt, touchback.
Denver (14:00) DEN 20 1-10 Lang run wide right, loss of 2 (Taylor). DEN 18 2-12 Elway pass to Mobley left incomplete. DEN 18 3-12 Elway 54 pass to Johnson deep middle (Welch). NY 28 1-10 Elway 6 screen to Winder left (T.Johnson). NY 22 2- 4 Elway pass to Willhite left incomplete. NY 22 3- 4 Elway 6 pass to Mobley left flat (Welch). NY 16 1-10 Lang 4 run up middle (T.Johnson). NY 12 2- 6 Elway 4 pass to Lang right (Patterson). NY 8 3- 2 Elway 7 pass to Sewell right (Hill). NY 1 1-goal Elway sweep right, loss of 1 (Taylor). NY 2 2-goal Willhite run up middle, no gain (Carson). NY 2 3-goal Winder sweep left, loss of 4 (Banks). NY 6 4-goal Karlis's 23-yard field-goal attempt was wide right. New York (7:40) NY 20 1-10 Simms 12 pass to Bavaro middle (Smith). NY 32 1-10 Simms 8 pass to Robinson middle (Hunley). NY 40 2- 2 Carthon 1 run up middle (Jones). NY 41 3- 1 Morris 4 run left (Haynes). NY 45 1-10 Simms 1 pass to Carthon right flat (Woodard). NY 46 2- 9 Morris 1 run off left tackle (Gilbert). NY 47 3- 8 Simms pass to Robinson left incomplete. NY 47 4- 8 Landeta 38 punt, Willhite fair catch. Denver (3:33) DEN 15 1-10 Elway sacked, loss of 2 (Marshall). DEN 13 2-12 Elway pass to Kay middle incomplete. DEN 13 3-12 Elway sacked, loss of 13 (Martin), safety (2:46). Denver 10, New York 9 Horan free kick to NY 28, Flynn return, loss of 3 (Micho). New York (2:46) NY 25 l-10 Simms pass to Morris, loss of 1 (Hunley). Two Minute Warning. NY 24 2-ll Simms 7 screen pass to Carthon (Ryan). NY 31 3- 4 Simms pass to Bavaro middle overthrown, incomplete. NY 31 4- 4 Landeta 41 punt, Willhite 9 return (Rouson). Denver (1:05) DEN 37 1-10 Elway pass to Sewell right dropped, incomplete. DEN 37 2-10 Elway 31 pass to Watson right (Patterson). NY 32 1-10 Elway 11 shovel pass to Willhite (Taylor). Den second time out (:43). NY 21 1~10 Elway pass to Sewell right dropped, incomplete. NY 21 2-10 Elway pass to Johnson incomplete. Play nullified and NY penalized 5 for offsides (Burt). NY 16 2- 5 Elway pass to Willhite middle incomplete. NY 16 3- 5 Elway pass to Mobley end zone incomplete. NY 16 4~ 5 Karlis's 34-yard field goal attempt was wide right. New York (:13) NY 20 1-10 Simms knelt down, loss of 2. END OF SECOND QUARTER: Denver 10, New York 9
THIRD QUARTER
Karlis kick to NY 15, Rouson 22 return (Harden). New York (15:00) NY 37 1-10 Morris 3 run wide right (Foley). NY 40 2- 7 Simms 4 pass to Carthon right flat (Townsend). NY 44 3- 3 Morris 2 run wide right (Wright). NY 46 4- 1 Rutledge 2 quarterback sneak (Ryan). NY 48 1-10 Simms 12 pass to Morris left (Mecklenburg). DEN 40 1-10 Simms 23 pass to Rouson left (Foley). DEN 17 1-10 Morris 3 run wide right (Woodard). DEN 14 2- 7 Simms 1 pass to Carthon right (Wright). DEN 13 3- 6 Simms 13 pass to Bavaro middle, touchdown (10:08). Den penalized 5 for offsides (Jones), assessed on kickoff. Allegre kicked extra point. New York scoring drive: 63 yards, 9 plays, 4:52. New York 16, Denver 10 NY penalized 5 for offsides (Patterson). Allegre kick to DEN 1, Lang 13 return (Hunt).
Denver (10:08) DEN 14 1-10 Elway pass to Johnson deflected (Martin). DEN 14 2-10 Elway 5 pass to Johnson right (Carson). DEN 19 3- 5 Elway pass to Willhite right underthrown, incomplete. DEN 19 4- 5 Horan 42 punt, McConkey 25 return (Woodard). New York (9:01) DEN 36 1-10 Morris 7 run wide right (Ryan). DEN 29 2- 3 Morris run wide right, loss of 2 (Hunley). DEN 31 3- 5 Morris 9 run off left tackle (Wilson). DEN 22 1-10 Rouson 1 run up middle (Woodard). DEN 21 2- 9 Simms 9 pass to Manuel middle (Wright). DEN 12 1-10 Carthon 2 run right (Mecklenburg). DEN 10 2- 8 Simms 5 run evading pass rush (Hunley). NY first time out (4:42). DEN 5 3- 3 Morris 1 run left (Ryan, Jones). DEN 4 4- 2 Allegre 21-yard field goal (3:54). New York scoring drive: 32 yards, 8 plays, 5:07. New York 19, Denver 10 Allegre kick into end zone, touchback. Denver (3:54) DEN 20 1-10 Elway pass to Watson right incomplete. DEN 20 2-10 Elway 8 pass to Willhite right (Marshall). DEN 28 3- 2 Elway pass to Mobley right incomplete. DEN 28 4- 2 Horan 40 punt, McConkey fair catch. New York (2:38) NY 32 1-10 Morris 2 run right (Hunley). NY 34 2- 8 Simms 17 pass to Manuel right (Smith). DEN 49 1-10 Morris 4 run wide right (Hunley). DEN 45 2- 6 Simms 44 flea-flicker pass to McConkey deep left (Haynes). DEN 1 1-goal Morris 1 run wide right, touchdown (:24). Allegre kicked extra point. New York scoring drive: 68 yards, 5 plays, 2:14. New York 26, Denver 10 Allegre kick into end zone, touchback. Denver (:24) DEN 20 1-10 Elway sacked, recovered own fumble, loss of 11 (Marshall). END OF THIRD QUARTER: New York 26, Denver 10
FOURTH QUARTER
DEN 9 2-21 Den penalized 4 (half the distance} for false start (Lanier). DEN 5 2-25 Elway pass to M.Jackson deep intercepted at DEN 35, Patterson return, loss of 7, NY penalized 10 for illegal block (Williams).
New York (14:46) NY 48 1-10 Morris run left, no gain (Jones). NY 48 2-10 Simms 36 pass to Robinson deep left (Smith). DEN 16 1-10 Morris l run right (Hunley). DEN 15 2- 9 Simms pass to Bavaro in end zone incomplete. Play nullified and Den penalized 14 for pass interference (Wright). DEN 1 1-goal Morris run wide right, no gain (Wright). DEN 1 2-goal Simms sacked, loss of 5 (Gilbert, Woodard). DEN 6 3-goal Simms 6 pass to McConkey off of deflection by Bavaro, touchdown (10:56). Allegre kicked extra point. Den penalized 5 for offsides on extra point attempt, assessed on kickoff. New York scoring drive: 52 yards, 6 plays, 3:50. New York 33, Denver 10 Allegre kick to DEN 10, Bell no return, fumbled, recovered by Hackett for Den at DEN 16.
Denver (10:56) DEN 16 1-10 Elway 10 pass to Johnson right (Lasker). DEN 26 1-10 Elway 4 screen to Willhite middle (Banks). DEN 30 2- 6 Elway 16 pass to M.Jackson middle (Welch). DEN 46 1-10 Elway 5 pass to Willhite left (Lasker). NY 49 2- 5 Elway 11 pass to M.Jackson right (Banks). NY 38 1-10 Sewell 12 run wide left (Welch). NY 26 1-10 Willhite 6 run left (Banks). NY 20 2- 4 Elway pass to Kay right overthrown, incomplete. NY 20 3- 4 Elway 5 draw up middle (Collins). NY 15 1-10 Sewell run wide right, loss of 5 (Banks). NY 20 2-15 Elway 8 run evading pass rush (Carson). NY 12 3- 7 Elway 1 run evading pass rush (Banks). NY 11 4- 6 Karlis 28-yard field goal (6:01). Denver scoring drive: 73 yards, 12 plays, 4:55. New York 33, Denver 13 Karlis onside kick to DEN 46, covered by B.Johnson, no return. New York (6:01) DEN 46 1-10 Rouson 18 run wide right (Wilson). DEN 28 1-10 Rouson 3 run left (Jones). DEN 25 2- 7 Carthon 1 run left (Ryan). DEN 24 3- 6 Simms 22 bootleg left (Haynes, Kragen). DEN 2 1-goal Anderson 2 run up middle, touchdown (3:18). Allegre missed extra point. New York scoring drive: 46 yards, 5 plays, 2:43. New York 39, Denver 13 Allegre kick to DEN 11, Bell 20 return (Headen). Denver (3:18) DEN 31 1-10 Willhite 11 draw left (Banks, Collins). DEN 42 1-10 Elway 11 pass to Willhite right (Taylor). NY 47 1-10 Elway pass to Willhite middle incomplete. NY 47 2-10 Elway pass to Willhite left overthrown, incomplete. NY 47 3-10 Elway 47 pass to Johnson deep middle, touchdown (2:06). Karlis kicked extra point. Denver scoring drive: 69 yards, 5 plays, 1:12. New York 39, Denver 20 Karlis onside kick to DEN 44, covered by Mowatt, no return. New York (2:06) DEN 44 1-10 Galbreath 6 run right (Jones, Townsend). Two Minute Warning. DEN 38 2- 4 Galbreath 6 run up middle (Smith). DEN 32 1-10 Rutledge knelt down, loss of 1. Den first time out. DEN 33 2-11 Galbreath 7 run up middle (Woodard). Den second time out. DEN 26 3- 4 Galbreath run wide right, loss of 2 (Fletcher). Den third time out. DEN 28 4- 6 Rutledge bootleg left, loss of 1 (Woodard, Jones). Denver (:44) DEN 29 1-10 Kubiak 9 pass to Sampson middle (Jones). DEN 38 2- 1 Kubiak 5 pass to Sewell right (out of bounds). DEN 43 1-10 Kubiak 23 pass to Watson left (out of bounds). NY 34 1-10 Kubiak 11 pass to Sampson left (out of bounds). NY 23 1-10 Kubiak sacked, loss of 6 (Dorsey). FINAL SCORE: New York 39, Denver 20 FINAL RECORDS: New York 17-2, Denver 13-6.

Staring lineups Denver Broncos New York Giants Offense Billy Bryan C Bart Oates C Keith Bishop G BillyArd G Mark Cooper G Chris Godfrey G Ken Lanier T Brad Benson T David Studdard T Karl Nelson T Clarence Kay TE Mark Bavaro TE Vance Johnson WR Lionel Manuel WR Steve Watson WR Stacy Robinson WR Gerald Willhite RB Maurice Carthon RB Sammy Winder RB Joe Morris RB John Elway QB Phil Simms QB
Defense Greg Kragen NT Jim Burt NT Rulon Jones DE Leonard Marshall DE Andre Townsend DE George Martin DE Tom Jackson OLB Carl Banks OLB Jim Ryan OLB Lawrence Taylor OLB Ricky Hunley ILB Harry Carson ILB Karl Mecklenburg ILB Gary Reasons ILB Mike Harden CB Elvis Patterson CB Louis Wright CB Perry L. Williams CB Steve Foley FS Herb Welch FS Dennis Smith SS Kenny Hill SS
Substitutions Ken Bell Raul Allegre Tony Colorito Ottis Anderson Darren Comeaux Mark Collins Rick Dennison Eric Dorsey Simon Fletcher Tom Flynn Mike Freeman Tony Galbreath Freddie Gilbert Andy Headen Joey Hackett Erik Howard Mark Haynes Byron Hunt Mike Horan Bobby L. Johnson Mark Jackson Damian Johnson Rich Karlis Pepper Johnson Gary Kubiak Brian Johnston Gene Lang Robbie Jones Tony Lilly Sean Landeta Bobby Micho Greg Lasker Orson Mobley Phil McConkey Dan Remsberg Solomon Miller Randy Robbins Zeke Mowatt Clint Sampson William Roberts Steve Sewell Lee Rouson Steve Wilson Jeff Rutledge Ken Woodard Rutledge Jerome

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