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1934 Detroit Lions

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10-3-0, Finished 2nd in NFL West Division  · 1934 NFL Season Summary

Scored 238 points (18.3/g), 2nd of 11 in the NFL. Allowed 59 points (4.5/g), 1st.
 Differential of 179 points (13.8/g), 2nd.  Expected W-L: 12.5-0.5.

Coach: Potsy Clark (10-3-0)

Stadium: University of Detroit Stadium
 Training Camp: Cranbrook Educational Community (Bloomfield Hills, Michigan)

Team Stats and Rankings

Tot Yds & TO Passing Rushing
Player PF Yds Ply Y/P TO FL 1stPy 1stD Cmp Att Yds TD Int NY/A 1stD Att Yds TD Y/A 1stD
Team Offense 238 3487 774 4.5 15 0 46 142 747 3 15 5.3 632 2740 27 4.3
Team Defense 59 1909 637 3.0 33 0 53 200 678 5 33 3.4 437 1231 2 2.8
Lg Rank Offense 2 2 1 1 1 11 6 9 1 4 1 2 1 2
Lg Rank Defense 1 2 1 1 1 9 3 5 1 1 4 2 1 2

Team Games & Schedule

W# Day Date OT Rec Opp Tm Opp 1stD TotYd PassY RushY TO 1stD TotYd PassY RushY TO
1 Sun September 23 boxscore W 1-0 New York Giants 9 0
2 Sun September 30 boxscore W 2-0 Chicago Cardinals 6 0
4 Sun October 7 boxscore W 3-0 @ Green Bay Packers 3 0
4 Sun October 14 boxscore W 4-0 @ Philadelphia Eagles 10 0
5 Wed October 17 boxscore W 5-0 Boston Redskins 24 0
6 Sun October 22 boxscore W 6-0 Brooklyn Dodgers 28 0
7 Sun October 28 boxscore W 7-0 @ Cincinnati Reds 38 0
8 Sun November 4 boxscore W 8-0 Pittsburgh Pirates 40 7
8 Sun November 11 boxscore W 9-0 @ Chicago Cardinals 17 13
10 Sun November 18 boxscore W 10-0 St. Louis Gunners 40 7
11 Sun November 25 boxscore L 10-1 Green Bay Packers 0 3
12 Thu November 29 boxscore L 10-2 Chicago Bears 16 19 14 238 37 201 2 6 193 77 116 2
13 Sun December 2 boxscore L 10-3 @ Chicago Bears 7 10

Passing

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+)
No. Player 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 SkYds NY/A ANY/A Sk% 4QC GWD
Glenn Presnell 29 tb 13 3 13 57 22.8% 223 2 3.5 8 14.0 0 3.9 -1.7 17.2 17.2 15.5 0 0
Dutch Clark+ 28 TB 12 10 23 50 46.0% 383 0 0.0 3 6.0 0 7.7 5.0 16.7 31.9 47.3 0 0
Ernie Caddel 23 WB 12 12 5 13 38.5% 106 1 7.7 1 7.7 0 8.2 6.2 21.2 8.8 61.7 0 0
Ace Gutowsky 25 fb 13 6 2 12 16.7% 12 0 0.0 3 25.0 0 1.0 -10.3 6.0 0.9 0.0 0 0
Frank Christensen 24 FB 11 9 3 8 37.5% 23 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 2.9 2.9 7.7 2.1 45.8 0 0
Bob Rowe 23 11 0 0 2 0.0% 0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 39.6 0 0
Team Total 25.5 13 46 142 32.4% 747 3 2.1 15 10.6 0 5.3 0.9 16.2 57.5 18.5 0 0
Opp Total 13 53 200 26.5% 678 5 2.5 33 16.5 3.4 -3.54 12.8 52.2 10.0 0 0 3.4 -3.5 0.0

Rushing & Receiving

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+)
Games Rushing Receiving
No. Player 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
Ace Gutowsky 25 fb 13 6 146 517 5 0 3.5 39.8 11.2 517 5 0
Dutch Clark+ 28 TB 12 10 123 763 8 0 6.2 63.6 10.3 6 72 12.0 0 0 0.5 6.0 835 8 0
Glenn Presnell 29 tb 13 3 108 413 7 0 3.8 31.8 8.3 3 42 14.0 0 0 0.2 3.2 455 7 0
Ernie Caddel 23 WB 12 12 105 528 4 0 5.0 44.0 8.8 9 127 14.1 1 0 0.8 10.6 655 5 0
Frank Christensen 24 FB 11 9 96 304 2 0 3.2 27.6 8.7 1 43 43.0 0 43 0.1 3.9 347 2 0
Bill McKalip 27 LE 13 7 19 63 0 0 3.3 4.8 1.5 6 97 16.2 0 0 0.5 7.5 160 0 0
Bob Rowe 23 11 0 16 44 0 0 2.8 4.0 1.5 1 4 4.0 0 4 0.1 0.4 48 0 0
Buster Mitchell+ 28 le 13 6 7 48 0 0 6.9 3.7 0.5 48 0 0
Father Lumpkin 27 BB 13 11 6 44 1 0 7.3 3.4 0.5 4 24 6.0 0 0 0.3 1.8 68 1 0
Bill McWilliams 24 5 0 6 16 0 0 2.7 3.2 1.2 16 0 0
Harry Ebding 28 RE 12 7 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 10 264 26.4 2 0 0.8 22.0 264 2 0
John Schneller 23 re 13 6 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 4 58 14.5 0 0 0.3 4.5 58 0 0
Curly Hinchman 27 b 3 1 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 1 18 18.0 0 18 0.3 6.0 18 0 0
Team Total 25.5 13 632 2740 27 0 4.3 210.8 48.6 45 749 16.6 3 43 3.5 57.6 3489 30 0
Opp Total 13 437 1231 2 2.8 94.7 33.6 53 678 12.8 5 4.1 52.2 1909 7 0

Scoring Summary

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+)
No. Player Age Pos G GS RshTD RecTD PR TD KR TD FblTD IntTD OthTD AllTD 2PM XPM FGM Sfty Pts Pts/G
Dutch Clark+ 28 TB 12 10 8 8 13 4 73
Glenn Presnell 29 tb 13 3 7 7 9 4 63
Ernie Caddel 23 WB 12 12 4 1 1 6 36
Ace Gutowsky 25 fb 13 6 5 5 30
Frank Christensen 24 FB 11 9 2 2 12
Harry Ebding 28 RE 12 7 2 2 12
Father Lumpkin 27 BB 13 11 1 1 2 12
Team Total 25.5 13 27 3 2 32 22 8 238
Opp Total 13 2 5 5 4 59

Touchdown Log

Rk Date Opp Result Quarter Dist Type
1 1934-09-23 NYG W, 9-0 4 45 interception Father Lumpkin 45 yard interception return
2 1934-09-30 CRD W, 6-0 1 3 rush Dutch Clark 3 yard rush
3 1934-10-14 @ PHI W, 10-0 2 rush Ernie Caddel unknown yard rush (Dutch Clark kick)
4 1934-10-17 BOS W, 24-0 3 rush Frank Christensen unknown yard rush (Dutch Clark kick)
5 1934-10-17 BOS W, 24-0 3 rush Ace Gutowsky unknown yard rush (Dutch Clark kick)
6 1934-10-17 BOS W, 24-0 4 rush Glenn Presnell unknown yard rush (Glenn Presnell kick)
7 1934-10-22 BKN W, 28-0 3 rush Dutch Clark unknown yard rush (Dutch Clark kick)
8 1934-10-22 BKN W, 28-0 3 rush Dutch Clark unknown yard rush (Dutch Clark kick)
9 1934-10-22 BKN W, 28-0 3 rush Dutch Clark unknown yard rush (Dutch Clark kick)
10 1934-10-22 BKN W, 28-0 4 16 rush Glenn Presnell 16 yard rush (Glenn Presnell kick)
11 1934-10-28 @ CIN W, 38-0 2 rush Glenn Presnell unknown yard rush (Dutch Clark kick)
12 1934-10-28 @ CIN W, 38-0 3 82 rush Dutch Clark 82 yard rush
13 1934-10-28 @ CIN W, 38-0 3 rush Dutch Clark unknown yard rush (Dutch Clark kick)
14 1934-10-28 @ CIN W, 38-0 3 rush Father Lumpkin unknown yard rush
15 1934-10-28 @ CIN W, 38-0 4 rush Ace Gutowsky unknown yard rush
16 1934-11-04 PIT W, 40-7 1 1 rush Frank Christensen 1 yard rush (Dutch Clark kick)
17 1934-11-04 PIT W, 40-7 2 45 rush Dutch Clark 45 yard rush
18 1934-11-04 PIT W, 40-7 2 37 pass Harry Ebding 37 yard pass from Ernie Caddel (Dutch Clark kick)
19 1934-11-04 PIT W, 40-7 3 32 interception Ernie Caddel 32 yard interception return
20 1934-11-04 PIT W, 40-7 3 32 rush Ernie Caddel 32 yard rush (Dutch Clark kick)
21 1934-11-04 PIT W, 40-7 4 26 rush Ernie Caddel 26 yard rush (Glenn Presnell kick)
22 1934-11-11 @ CRD W, 17-13 1 18 rush Dutch Clark 18 yard rush (Dutch Clark kick)
23 1934-11-11 @ CRD W, 17-13 3 9 rush Glenn Presnell 9 yard rush (Glenn Presnell kick)
24 1934-11-18 STL W, 40-7 1 rush Ace Gutowsky unknown yard rush (Glenn Presnell kick)
25 1934-11-18 STL W, 40-7 1 rush Ernie Caddel unknown yard rush (Glenn Presnell kick)
26 1934-11-18 STL W, 40-7 2 pass Ernie Caddel unknown yard pass from Glenn Presnell
27 1934-11-18 STL W, 40-7 2 pass Harry Ebding unknown yard pass from Glenn Presnell (Glenn Presnell kick)
28 1934-11-18 STL W, 40-7 3 rush Glenn Presnell unknown yard rush
29 1934-11-18 STL W, 40-7 4 rush Glenn Presnell unknown yard rush (Glenn Presnell kick)
30 1934-11-29 CHI L, 16-19 1 4 rush Ace Gutowsky 4 yard rush (Dutch Clark kick)
31 1934-11-29 CHI L, 16-19 2 rush Ace Gutowsky unknown yard rush
32 1934-12-02 @ CHI L, 7-10 4 33 rush Glenn Presnell 33 yard rush (Glenn Presnell kick)

Opponent Touchdown Log

Rk Date Opp Result Quarter Dist Type
1 1934-11-04 PIT L, 7-40 1 62 pass Joe Skladany 62 yard pass from Harp Vaughan (Armand Niccolai kick)
2 1934-11-11 @ CRD L, 13-17 4 77 rush Doug Russell 77 yard rush
3 1934-11-11 @ CRD L, 13-17 4 21 pass Bill Smith 21 yard pass from Phil Sarboe (Bill Smith kick)
4 1934-11-18 STL L, 7-40 3 56 pass Paul Moss 56 yard pass from Manny Rapp (Gene Alford kick)
5 1934-11-29 CHI W, 19-16 2 14 pass Gene Ronzani 14 yard pass from Keith Molesworth (Jack Manders kick)
6 1934-11-29 CHI W, 19-16 4 2 pass Bill Hewitt 2 yard pass from Bronko Nagurski
7 1934-12-02 @ CHI W, 10-7 1 2 rush Bronko Nagurski 2 yard rush (Jack Manders kick)