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1935 Detroit Lions

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7-3-2, Finished 1st in NFL West Division  · 1935 NFL Season Summary

Scored 191 points (15.9/g), 2nd of 9 in the NFL. Allowed 111 points (9.2/g), 5th.
 Differential of 80 points (6.7/g), 4th.  Expected W-L: 9.4-2.6.

Coach: Potsy Clark (7-3-2)

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 191 2693 674 4.0 20 0 121 57 142 920 9 20 6.5 532 1773 15 3.3 121
Team Defense 111 1970 624 3.2 52 27 58 181 931 8 25 5.1 443 1039 3 2.3
Lg Rank Offense 2 3 2 1 3 8 5 4 2 1 3 2 1 3
Lg Rank Defense 5 1 5 4 1 3 4 7 7 4 4 1 1 1

Team Games & Schedule

W# Day Date OT Rec Opp Tm Opp 1stD TotYd PassY RushY TO 1stD TotYd PassY RushY TO
1 Fri September 20 boxscore W 1-0 Philadelphia Eagles 35 0
2 Sun September 29 boxscore T 1-0-1 Chicago Cardinals 10 10
2 Sun October 6 boxscore L 1-1-1 @ Brooklyn Dodgers 10 12
3 Sun October 13 boxscore W 2-1-1 @ Boston Redskins 17 7
6 Sun October 20 boxscore L 2-2-1 @ Green Bay Packers 9 13
6 Wed October 30 boxscore W 3-2-1 Boston Redskins 14 0
6 Sun November 3 boxscore W 4-2-1 @ Chicago Cardinals 7 6
8 Sun November 10 boxscore L 4-3-1 @ Green Bay Packers 7 31
9 Sun November 17 boxscore W 5-3-1 Green Bay Packers 20 10
9 Sun November 24 boxscore T 5-3-2 @ Chicago Bears 20 20
11 Thu November 28 boxscore W 6-3-2 Chicago Bears 14 2
12 Sun December 1 boxscore W 7-3-2 Brooklyn Dodgers 28 0 13 307 80 227 1 3 87 25 62 1
Playoffs
Championship Sun December 15 boxscore W 8-3-2 New York Giants 26 7 16 297 51 246 2 9 194 88 106 2

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 30 tb 12 6 15 45 33.3% 193 0 0.0 6 13.3 0 4.3 -1.7 12.9 16.1 8.1
Dutch Clark+ 29 TB 12 6 11 26 42.3% 133 2 7.7 4 15.4 0 5.1 -0.3 12.1 11.1 44.7
Frank Christensen 25 BB 12 12 6 21 28.6% 92 0 0.0 3 14.3 0 4.4 -2.0 15.3 7.7 5.8
Pug Vaughan 24 tb 7 1 7 15 46.7% 104 2 13.3 2 13.3 0 6.9 3.6 14.9 14.9 69.9 0 0
Doug Nott 24 tb 5 2 2 10 20.0% 35 0 0.0 2 20.0 0 3.5 -5.5 17.5 7.0 2.1 0 0
Ace Gutowsky 26 FB 12 7 5 9 55.6% 95 2 22.2 1 11.1 0 10.6 10.0 19.0 7.9 92.4
Bill Shepherd 24 b 5 3 7 9 77.8% 99 1 11.1 0 0.0 0 11.0 13.2 14.1 19.8 149.5
Ernie Caddel 24 WB 12 10 4 6 66.7% 169 2 33.3 1 16.7 0 28.2 27.3 42.3 14.1 109.7
Buddy Parker 22 bb 11 2 0 1 0.0% 0 0 0.0 1 100.0 0 0.0 -45.0 0.0 0.0
Team Total 25.3 12 57 142 40.1% 920 9 6.3 20 14.1 0 6.5 1.4 16.1 76.7 44.1 0 0
Opp Total 12 58 181 32.0% 931 8 4.4 25 13.8 5.1 -0.19 16.1 77.6 25.4 0 0 5.1 -0.2 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
Dutch Clark+ 29 TB 12 6 120 427 4 0 3.6 35.6 10.0 9 124 13.8 2 0 0.8 10.3 551 6 0
Ace Gutowsky 26 FB 12 7 102 296 2 0 2.9 24.7 8.5 1 9 9.0 0 9 0.1 0.8 305 2 0
Ernie Caddel 24 WB 12 10 87 450 6 0 5.2 37.5 7.3 10 171 17.1 0 0 0.8 14.3 621 6 0
Glenn Presnell 30 tb 12 6 71 225 0 0 3.2 18.8 5.9 3 73 24.3 1 48 0.3 6.1 298 1 0
Buddy Parker 22 bb 11 2 59 156 0 0 2.6 14.2 5.4 1 12 12.0 0 12 0.1 1.1 168 0 0
Bill Shepherd 24 b 5 3 54 140 3 0 2.6 28.0 10.8 2 13 6.5 0 0 0.4 2.6 153 3 0
Pug Vaughan 24 tb 7 1 13 51 0 0 3.9 7.3 1.9 1 9 9.0 0 9 0.1 1.3 60 0 0
Frank Christensen 25 BB 12 12 11 6 0 0 0.5 0.5 0.9 5 57 11.4 1 0 0.4 4.8 63 1 0
Tony Kaska 24 2 0 5 15 0 0 3.0 7.5 2.5 15 0 0
Gil LeFebvre 25 1 0 4 4 0 0 1.0 4.0 4.0 4 0 0
Steve Banas 28 K/KR/P/PR 1 0 3 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 3.0 0 0 0
Doug Nott 24 tb 5 2 3 3 0 0 1.0 0.6 0.6 3 0 0
Harry Ebding 29 e 11 4 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 8 128 16.0 1 0 0.7 11.6 128 1 0
John Schneller 24 RE 12 9 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 7 149 21.3 2 40 0.6 12.4 149 2 0
Butch Morse 25 e 12 3 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 6 63 10.5 0 0 0.5 5.3 63 0 0
Ed Klewicki 23 LE 11 7 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 4 112 28.0 2 0 0.4 10.2 112 2 0
Team Total 25.3 12 532 1773 15 0 3.3 147.8 44.3 57 920 16.1 9 48 4.8 76.7 2693 24 0
Opp Total 12 443 1039 3 2.3 86.6 36.9 58 931 16.1 8 4.8 77.6 1970 11 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+ 29 TB 12 6 4 2 6 16 1 55
Ernie Caddel 24 WB 12 10 6 6 36
Glenn Presnell 30 tb 12 6 1 1 2 4 4 28
Bill Shepherd 24 b 5 3 3 3 18
Ace Gutowsky 26 FB 12 7 2 2 12
Ed Klewicki 23 LE 11 7 2 2 12
John Schneller 24 RE 12 9 2 2 12
Frank Christensen 25 BB 12 12 1 1 2 8
Harry Ebding 29 e 11 4 1 1 6
Team Total 25.3 12 15 9 1 25 22 5 2 191
Opp Total 12 3 8 10 7 1 111

Touchdown Log

Rk Date Opp Result Quarter Dist Type
1 1935-09-20 PHI W, 35-0 2 49 rush Ernie Caddel 49 yard rush (Dutch Clark kick)
2 1935-09-20 PHI W, 35-0 2 5 rush Dutch Clark 5 yard rush (Dutch Clark kick)
3 1935-09-20 PHI W, 35-0 4 rush Ernie Caddel unknown yard rush (Dutch Clark kick)
4 1935-09-20 PHI W, 35-0 4 rush Ernie Caddel unknown yard rush (Dutch Clark kick)
5 1935-09-20 PHI W, 35-0 4 pass Frank Christensen unknown yard pass from Pug Vaughan (Glenn Presnell kick)
6 1935-09-29 CRD T, 10-10 3 pass John Schneller unknown yard pass from Dutch Clark (Dutch Clark kick)
7 1935-10-06 @ BKN L, 10-12 3 40 punt Glenn Presnell 40 yard punt return (Glenn Presnell kick)
8 1935-10-13 @ BOS W, 17-7 3 10 pass Dutch Clark 10 yard pass from Ace Gutowsky (Dutch Clark kick)
9 1935-10-13 @ BOS W, 17-7 4 9 rush Ernie Caddel 9 yard rush (Dutch Clark kick)
10 1935-10-20 @ GNB L, 9-13 4 12 rush Ernie Caddel 12 yard rush
11 1935-10-30 BOS W, 14-0 1 40 pass John Schneller 40 yard pass from Ernie Caddel (Frank Christensen kick)
12 1935-10-30 BOS W, 14-0 4 1 rush Ace Gutowsky 1 yard rush (Dutch Clark kick)
13 1935-11-03 @ CRD W, 7-6 1 12 rush Ernie Caddel 12 yard rush (Dutch Clark kick)
14 1935-11-10 @ GNB L, 7-31 2 28 pass Ed Klewicki 28 yard pass from Pug Vaughan (Frank Christensen kick)
15 1935-11-17 GNB W, 20-10 2 16 pass Harry Ebding 16 yard pass from Dutch Clark
16 1935-11-17 GNB W, 20-10 4 2 rush Bill Shepherd 2 yard rush (Dutch Clark kick)
17 1935-11-17 GNB W, 20-10 4 rush Bill Shepherd unknown yard rush (Dutch Clark kick)
18 1935-11-24 @ CHI T, 20-20 1 4 rush Dutch Clark 4 yard rush (Dutch Clark kick)
19 1935-11-24 @ CHI T, 20-20 2 36 pass Ed Klewicki 36 yard pass from Ernie Caddel
20 1935-11-24 @ CHI T, 20-20 3 1 rush Bill Shepherd 1 yard rush (Dutch Clark kick)
21 1935-11-28 CHI W, 14-2 1 12 pass Dutch Clark 12 yard pass from Bill Shepherd (Dutch Clark kick)
22 1935-11-28 CHI W, 14-2 3 22 rush Dutch Clark 22 yard rush (Dutch Clark kick)
23 1935-12-01 BKN W, 28-0 3 1 rush Dutch Clark 1 yard rush (Dutch Clark kick)
24 1935-12-01 BKN W, 28-0 3 48 pass Glenn Presnell 48 yard pass from Ace Gutowsky (Glenn Presnell kick)
25 1935-12-01 BKN W, 28-0 3 3 rush Ace Gutowsky 3 yard rush (Glenn Presnell kick)

Opponent Touchdown Log

Rk Date Opp Result Quarter Dist Type
1 1935-09-29 CRD T, 10-10 4 1 rush Al Nichelini 1 yard rush (Bill Smith kick)
2 1935-10-06 @ BKN W, 12-10 3 5 rush Red Franklin 5 yard rush
3 1935-10-13 @ BOS L, 7-17 4 45 pass Charley Malone 45 yard pass from Pug Rentner (Ted Wright kick)
4 1935-10-20 @ GNB W, 13-9 3 41 blocked punt Don Hutson 41 yard blocked punt return (Ernie Smith kick)
5 1935-11-03 @ CRD L, 6-7 2 12 fumble Billy Volok 12 yard fumble return
6 1935-11-10 @ GNB W, 31-7 2 rush George Sauer unknown yard rush (Ernie Smith kick)
7 1935-11-10 @ GNB W, 31-7 3 26 pass Johnny Blood 26 yard pass from Arnie Herber (Ernie Smith kick)
8 1935-11-10 @ GNB W, 31-7 4 70 pass Johnny Blood 70 yard pass from Arnie Herber (Arnie Herber kick)
9 1935-11-10 @ GNB W, 31-7 4 44 pass Don Hutson 44 yard pass from Arnie Herber (Don Hutson pass from Johnny Blood)
10 1935-11-17 GNB L, 10-20 3 9 pass Milt Gantenbein 9 yard pass from George Sauer (Ernie Smith kick)
11 1935-11-24 @ CHI T, 20-20 2 20 pass Bill Karr 20 yard pass from Bernie Masterson (Jack Manders kick)
12 1935-11-24 @ CHI T, 20-20 2 5 pass Bill Karr 5 yard pass from Gene Ronzani
13 1935-11-24 @ CHI T, 20-20 3 42 pass Bill Karr 42 yard pass from Bernie Masterson (Jack Manders kick)