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1987 Philadelphia Eagles

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7-8-0, Finished 4th in NFC East Division  · 1987 NFL Season Summary
 SRS: Total -2.0, Offense: 1.3, Defense: -3.3, SoS: 1.0, avg is 0.0.

Scored 337 points (22.5/g), 12th of 28 in the NFL. Allowed 380 points (25.3/g), 25th.
 Differential of -43 points (-2.9/g), 20th.  Expected W-L: 6.4-8.6.

Coach: Buddy Ryan (7-8-0)
 Offensive Coordinator: Ted Plumb
 Defensive Coordinator: Wade Phillips
 Other Notable Asst.: Jeff Fisher (Defensive Backs)

Stadium: Veterans Stadium
 Training Camp: West Chester University (West Chester, Pennsylvania)

Team Info

Principal Owner Norman Braman
President/General Manager Harry Gamble
Defensive Alignment 4-3

Team Stats and Rankings

Tot Yds & TO Passing Rushing
Pts Yds Ply Y/P TO FL 1stPy 1stD Cmp Att Yds TD Int NY/A 1stD Att Yds TD Y/A 1stD
Team Offense 337 5077 1101 4.6 35 19 23 289 283 520 3050 26 16 5.2 154 509 2027 12 4.0 112
Team Defense 380 5249 1046 5.0 48 27 30 301 305 561 3606 29 21 5.8 186 428 1643 16 3.8 85
Lg Rank Offense 12 10 14 20 17 4 14 6 6 25 8 9 17 15
Lg Rank Defense 25 23 1 1 22 28 28 26 10 13 5 9 20 13

Team Games & Schedule

Week Day Date OT Rec Opp Tm Opp 1stD TotYd PassY RushY TO 1stD TotYd PassY RushY TO
1 Sun September 13 boxscore L 0-1 @ Washington Redskins 24 34 24 351 239 112 4 19 374 264 110 2
2 Sun September 20 boxscore W 1-1 New Orleans Saints 27 17 19 336 175 161 3 14 220 188 32 5
3 Sun October 4 boxscore L 1-2 Chicago Bears 3 35 14 170 65 105 2 22 318 184 134 2
4 Sun October 11 boxscore L 1-3 @ Dallas Cowboys 22 41 24 434 362 72 3 19 400 240 160 2
5 Sun October 18 boxscore L OT 1-4 @ Green Bay Packers 10 16 17 365 224 141 5 20 401 226 175 4
6 Sun October 25 boxscore W 2-4 Dallas Cowboys 37 20 18 237 96 141 1 18 294 197 97 3
7 Sun November 1 boxscore W 3-4 @ St. Louis Cardinals 28 23 14 328 266 62 2 27 409 232 177 3
8 Sun November 8 boxscore W 4-4 Washington Redskins 31 27 23 427 232 195 4 23 360 231 129 4
9 Sun November 15 boxscore L 4-5 New York Giants 17 20 22 337 146 191 1 17 384 268 116 3
10 Sun November 22 boxscore L 4-6 St. Louis Cardinals 19 31 17 300 240 60 3 18 324 232 92 3
11 Sun November 29 boxscore W OT 5-6 @ New England Patriots 34 31 23 471 287 184 1 31 445 356 89 4
12 Sun December 6 boxscore L OT 5-7 @ New York Giants 20 23 15 259 164 95 1 15 299 221 78 2
13 Sun December 13 boxscore L 5-8 Miami Dolphins 10 28 15 310 155 155 1 23 476 357 119 4
14 Sun December 20 boxscore W 6-8 @ New York Jets 38 27 22 408 265 143 1 21 354 276 78 3
15 Sun December 27 boxscore W 7-8 Buffalo Bills 17 7 22 344 134 210 3 14 191 134 57 4

Passing

No. Age Pos G GS QBrec Cmp Att Cmp% Yds TD TD% Int Int% Lng Y/A AY/A Y/C Y/G Rate QBR Sk Yds NY/A ANY/A Sk% 4QC GWD
12 Randall Cunningham 24 QB 12 12 7-5-0 223 406 54.9 2786 23 5.7 12 3.0 70 6.9 6.7 12.5 232.2 83.0 54 380 5.23 5.06 11.7 2 3
11 Scott Tinsley 28 qb 3 3 0-2-0 48 86 55.8 637 3 3.5 4 4.7 62 7.4 6.0 13.3 212.3 71.7 6 55 6.33 5.02 6.5
19 Guido Merkens 32 wr 3 0 0-1-0 7 14 50.0 70 0 0.0 0 0.0 17 5.0 5.0 10.0 23.3 64.6 10 62 0.33 0.33 41.7
14 Marty Horn 24 1 0 5 11 45.5 68 0 0.0 0 0.0 23 6.2 6.2 13.6 68.0 65.7 1 7 5.08 5.08 8.3
80 Cris Carter 22 9 0 0 1 0.0 0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 39.6 0 0 0.00 0.00 0.0
81 Otis Grant 26 wr 3 3 0 1 0.0 0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 39.6 0 0 0.00 0.00 0.0
25 Anthony Toney 25 FB 11 11 0 1 0.0 0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 39.6 0 0 0.00 0.00 0.0
10 John Teltschik 23 P 12 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 1 7 -7.00 -7.00 100.0
Team Total 25.8 15 7-8-0 283 520 54.4 3561 26 5.0 16 3.1 70 6.8 6.5 12.6 296.8 79.8 72 511 5.15 4.81 12.2 2 3
Opp Total 15 305 561 54.4 4058 29 5.2 21 3.7 7.2 6.58 13.3 270.5 79.2 57 452 5.8 5.2 9.2

Rushing & Receiving

Rushing Receiving
No. Age Pos G GS Att Yds TD Lng Y/A Y/G A/G Rec Yds Y/R TD Lng R/G Y/G YScm RRTD Fmb
25 Anthony Toney 25 FB 11 11 127 473 5 36 3.7 43.0 11.5 39 341 8.7 1 33 3.5 31.0 814 6 5
41 Keith Byars 24 RB 10 8 116 426 3 30 3.7 42.6 11.6 21 177 8.4 1 30 2.1 17.7 603 4 3
12 Randall Cunningham 24 QB 12 12 76 505 3 45 6.6 42.1 6.3 1 -3 -3.0 0 -3 0.1 -0.3 502 3 12
26 Michael Haddix 26 rb 12 4 59 165 0 11 2.8 13.8 4.9 7 58 8.3 0 23 0.6 4.8 223 0 1
24 Reggie Brown 27 rb 3 3 39 136 0 23 3.5 45.3 13.0 8 53 6.6 0 14 2.7 17.7 189 0 2
37 Junior Tautalatasi 25 rb 12 1 26 69 0 17 2.7 5.8 2.2 25 176 7.0 0 22 2.1 14.7 245 0 1
22 Jacque Robinson 24 fb 3 3 24 114 0 18 4.8 38.0 8.0 2 9 4.5 0 5 0.7 3.0 123 0 1
41 Alvin Ross 24 2 0 14 54 1 12 3.9 27.0 7.0 5 41 8.2 0 17 2.5 20.5 95 1 0
81 Kenny Jackson 25 WR 12 12 6 27 0 10 4.5 2.3 0.5 21 471 22.4 3 70 1.8 39.3 498 3 1
36 Bobby Morse 22 KR/PR 11 0 6 14 0 7 2.3 1.3 0.5 1 8 8.0 0 8 0.1 0.7 22 0 1
11 Scott Tinsley 28 qb 3 3 4 2 0 2 0.5 0.7 1.3 2 0 3
27 Topper Clemons 24 3 0 3 0 0 3 0.0 0.0 1.0 1 13 13.0 1 13 0.3 4.3 13 1 0
19 Guido Merkens 32 wr 3 0 3 -8 0 1 -2.7 -2.7 1.0 -8 0 3
10 John Teltschik 23 P 12 0 3 32 0 23 10.7 2.7 0.3 32 0 0
81 Otis Grant 26 wr 3 3 1 20 0 20 20.0 6.7 0.3 16 280 17.5 0 41 5.3 93.3 300 0 0
6 Matt Cavanaugh 31 3 0 1 -2 0 -2 -2.0 -0.7 0.3 -2 0 0
14 Marty Horn 24 1 0 1 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 1.0 0 0 1
82 Mike Quick* 28 WR 12 12 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 46 790 17.2 11 61 3.8 65.8 790 11 3
88 John Spagnola 30 TE 12 12 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 36 350 9.7 2 22 3.0 29.2 350 2 2
86 Gregg Garrity 27 12 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 12 242 20.2 2 41 1.0 20.2 242 2 2
86 Mike Siano 24 3 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 9 137 15.2 1 34 3.0 45.7 137 1 0
87 Eric Bailey 24 te 3 3 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 8 69 8.6 0 19 2.7 23.0 69 0 0
83 Jimmie Giles 33 8 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 7 95 13.6 1 40 0.9 11.9 95 1 0
83 Kevin Bowman 25 wr 3 3 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 6 127 21.2 1 62 2.0 42.3 127 1 1
80 Cris Carter 22 9 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 5 84 16.8 2 25 0.6 9.3 84 2 0
89 Jay Repko 29 3 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 5 46 9.2 0 12 1.7 15.3 46 0 0
89 Dave Little 26 12 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 1 8 8.0 0 8 0.1 0.7 8 0 0
68 Reggie Singletary 23 12 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 1 -11 -11.0 0 -11 0.1 -0.9 -11 0 0
Team Total 25.8 15 509 2027 12 45 4.0 168.9 42.4 283 3561 12.6 26 70 23.6 296.8 5588 38 44
Opp Total 15 428 1643 16 3.8 109.5 28.5 305 3606 11.8 29 20.3 240.4 5249 45 41

Kick & Punt Returns

Punt Returns Kick Returns
No. Age Pos G GS Ret Yds TD Lng Y/R Rt Yds TD Lng Y/Rt APYd
36 Bobby Morse 22 KR/PR 11 0 20 121 0 23 6.1 24 386 0 28 16.1 529
80 Cris Carter 22 9 0 12 241 0 33 20.1 325
83 Kevin Bowman 25 wr 3 3 4 43 0 37 10.8 7 153 0 32 21.9 323
21 Evan Cooper 25 db 12 1 5 86 0 24 17.2 86
86 Gregg Garrity 27 12 0 4 16 0 10 4.0 258
24 Alan Reid 27 1 0 4 58 0 19 14.5 58
37 Junior Tautalatasi 25 rb 12 1 3 53 0 32 17.7 298
32 Mike Ulmer 33 1 0 2 10 0 5 5.0 1 8 0 8 8.0 18
23 Cedrick Brown 23 12 0 1 -1 0 -1 -1.0 1 13 0 13 13.0 12
49 Thomas Caterbone 23 2 0 2 13 0 13 6.5 13
26 Michael Haddix 26 rb 12 4 2 16 0 9 8.0 239
22 Robert Lavette 24 1 0 2 37 0 19 18.5 37
72 David Alexander 23 12 0 1 6 0 6 6.0 6
24 Reggie Brown 27 rb 3 3 1 20 0 20 20.0 209
27 Topper Clemons 24 3 0 1 0 0 0 0.0 13
54 Alonzo Johnson 24 3 0 1 0 0 0 0.0 0
86 Mike Siano 24 3 0 1 13 0 13 13.0 150
23 Willie Turral 23 1 0 1 21 0 21 21.0 21
66 Ken Reeves 26 10 0 0 1 0 1 1
Team Total 25.8 15 34 202 0 37 5.9 66 1112 0 33 16.8 6902
Opp Total 15 54 469 0 8.7 59 1276 0 21.6

Kicking & Punting

0-19 20-29 30-39 40-49 50+ Tot PAT Punting
No. Age Pos G GS FGA FGM FGA FGM FGA FGM FGA FGM FGA FGM FGA FGM FG% XPA XPM XP% Pnt Yds Lng Blck Y/P
10 John Teltschik 23 P 12 0 82 3131 60 1 38.2
8 Paul McFadden 26 K 12 0 1 1 4 3 10 6 9 6 2 26 16 61.5% 36 36 100.0%
4 Dave Jacobs 30 k 3 0 1 1 1 3 2 5 3 60.0% 4 2 50.0% 10 369 44 1 36.9
5 Mark Royals 22 p 1 0 5 209 48 0 41.8
19 Guido Merkens 32 wr 3 0 2 61 38 1 30.5
Team Total 25.8 15 1 1 5 4 11 6 12 8 2 31 19 61.3% 40 38 95.0% 99 3770 60 3 38.1
Opp Total 15 29 18 62.1% 46 44 95.7% 88 3265 37.1

Defense & Fumbles

Def Interceptions Fumbles Tackles
No. Age Pos G GS Sk Int Yds TD Lng PD FF Fmb FR Yds TD Tkl Ast Sfty
20 Andre Waters 25 SS 12 12 3 63 0 63 0 0 0 2 11 0 112 0
34 Terry Hoage 25 FS 11 11 1.0 2 3 0 3 0 0 0 2 0 0 100 0
59 Seth Joyner 23 LLB 12 12 4.0 2 42 0 29 0 2 0 2 18 1 96 0
92 Reggie White*+ 26 LDE 12 12 21.0 4 0 1 70 1 76 0
96 Clyde Simmons 23 RDE 12 12 6.0 1 0 1 0 0 75 0
74 Mike Pitts 27 rdt 12 6 2.0 0 0 4 21 0 29 0
56 Byron Evans 23 lb 12 3 1 12 0 12 0 0 0 1 0 0 25 0
12 Randall Cunningham 24 QB 12 12 0 12 6 -7 0
25 Anthony Toney 25 FB 11 11 0 5 3 0 0
99 Jerome Brown 22 RDT 12 8 4.0 2 7 0 6 0 0 0 1 37 0
41 Keith Byars 24 RB 10 8 0 3 2 0 0
24 Reggie Brown 27 rb 3 3 0 2 2 0 0
50 Garry Cobb 30 RLB 12 7 1.0 0 0 3 0 0
29 Elbert Foules 26 RCB 9 8 4 6 0 6 0
19 Guido Merkens 32 wr 3 0 0 3 1 0 0
82 Mike Quick* 28 WR 12 12 0 3 1 0 0
21 Evan Cooper 25 db 12 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0
11 Scott Tinsley 28 qb 3 3 0 3 0 0 0
43 Roynell Young 30 LCB 11 11 1 30 0 30 0 0 0 2 20 0
53 Fred Smalls 24 lb 3 3 2.5
83 Kevin Bowman 25 wr 3 3 0 1 1 0 0
59 Carlos Bradley 27 lb 3 1 0 0 2 0 0
23 Cedrick Brown 23 12 0 1.0 1 9 0 9 0
33 William Frizzell 25 rcb 12 5 1.0 0 0 1 0 0
86 Gregg Garrity 27 12 0 0 2 0 0 0
45 Jeff Griffin 29 db 2 2 1.0 0 0 1 0 0
98 Elois Grooms 34 de 3 3 2.0
81 Kenny Jackson 25 WR 12 12 0 1 1 0 0
35 Mike Kullman 25 db 3 1 2 25 0 13 0
36 Bobby Morse 22 KR/PR 11 0 0 1 1 0 0
93 Ray Phillips 23 lb 3 2 2.0
22 Jacque Robinson 24 fb 3 3 0 1 1 0 0
88 John Spagnola 30 TE 12 12 0 2 0 0 0
31 Troy West 26 db 3 3 1.0 1 0 0 0 0
71 Ken Clarke 31 LDT 11 10 1.5
53 Dwayne Jiles 26 rlb 9 5 1.5
63 Ron Baker 33 RG 10 10 0 0 1 0 0
52 Matt Battaglia 22 lb 3 2 1.0
45 Charles Crawford 23 2 0 0 0 1 0 0
78 Matt Darwin 24 LT 12 12 0 0 1 0 0
38 Russell Gary 28 12 0 0 0 1 19 0
26 Michael Haddix 26 rb 12 4 0 1 0 0 0
14 Marty Horn 24 1 0 0 1 0 0 0
54 Alonzo Johnson 24 3 0 0 1 0 0 0
54 Kelly Kirchbaum 30 3 0 0 0 1 0 0
97 John Klingel 24 5 0 0 0 1 0 0
58 Byron Lee 23 lb 3 3 1.0
90 Randall Mitchell 24 nt 3 3 1.0
55 Mike Reichenbach 26 MLB 11 9 1.0
61 Ben Tamburello 23 g 2 1 0 0 1 0 0
37 Junior Tautalatasi 25 rb 12 1 0 1 0 0 0
72 Jeff Wenzel 24 t 3 3 0 0 1 0 0
97 Jim Auer 25 1 0 0.5
Team Total 25.8 15 57.0 21 197 0 63 0 7 44 50 189 2 513 0
Opp Total 15 72 41 14

Scoring Summary

No. Age Pos G GS RshTD RecTD PR TD KR TD FblTD IntTD OthTD AllTD 2PM XPM FGM Sfty Pts Pts/G
8 Paul McFadden 26 K 12 0 36 16 84
82 Mike Quick* 28 WR 12 12 11 11 66
25 Anthony Toney 25 FB 11 11 5 1 6 36
41 Keith Byars 24 RB 10 8 3 1 4 24
12 Randall Cunningham 24 QB 12 12 3 3 18
81 Kenny Jackson 25 WR 12 12 3 3 18
80 Cris Carter 22 9 0 2 2 12
86 Gregg Garrity 27 12 0 2 2 12
88 John Spagnola 30 TE 12 12 2 2 12
4 Dave Jacobs 30 k 3 0 2 3 11
83 Kevin Bowman 25 wr 3 3 1 1 6
27 Topper Clemons 24 3 0 1 1 6
83 Jimmie Giles 33 8 0 1 1 6
59 Seth Joyner 23 LLB 12 12 1 1 6
41 Alvin Ross 24 2 0 1 1 6
86 Mike Siano 24 3 0 1 1 6
92 Reggie White*+ 26 LDE 12 12 1 1 6
Team Total 25.8 15 12 26 2 40 38 19 1 335
Opp Total 15 16 29 1 44 18 380