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1936 Detroit Lions

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8-4-0, Finished 3rd in NFL West Division  · 1936 NFL Season Summary

Scored 235 points (19.6/g), 2nd of 9 in the NFL. Allowed 102 points (8.5/g), 2nd.
 Differential of 133 points (11.1/g), 1st.  Expected W-L: 10.5-1.5.

Coach: Potsy Clark (8-4-0)

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

Team Info

Majority Owner George Richards
Head Coach/General Manager Dutch Clark

Team Stats and Rankings

Tot Yds & TO Passing Rushing
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 235 3703 737 5.0 23 0 170 61 146 818 6 23 5.6 591 2885 22 4.9 170
Team Defense 102 2454 640 3.8 35 13 70 194 1027 6 22 5.3 446 1427 3 3.2
Lg Rank Offense 2 1 4 1 1 8 7 4 4 4 1 1 1 1
Lg Rank Defense 2 2 9 9 1 6 7 2 6 5 2 2 1 3

Team Games & Schedule

Score Offense Defense
Week Day Date OT Rec Opp Tm Opp 1stD TotYd PassY RushY TO 1stD TotYd PassY RushY TO
1 Mon September 28 boxscore W 1-0 Chicago Cardinals 39 0
5 Sun October 11 boxscore W 2-0 @ Philadelphia Eagles 23 0
5 Wed October 14 boxscore W 3-0 @ Brooklyn Dodgers 14 7 15 276 60 216 4 54 13 41
5 Sun October 18 boxscore L 3-1 @ Green Bay Packers 18 20
6 Sun October 25 boxscore L 3-2 @ Chicago Bears 10 12
7 Sun November 1 boxscore L 3-3 @ New York Giants 7 14 16 254 22 232 4 9 201 72 129
7 Sun November 8 boxscore W 4-3 Pittsburgh Pirates 28 3
8 Sun November 15 boxscore W 5-3 New York Giants 38 0 17 397 56 341 3 14 196 79 117 8
10 Sun November 22 boxscore W 6-3 @ Chicago Cardinals 14 7
10 Thu November 26 boxscore W 7-3 Chicago Bears 13 7
11 Sun November 29 boxscore L 7-4 Green Bay Packers 17 26
12 Sun December 6 boxscore W 8-4 Brooklyn Dodgers 14 6

Passing

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+)
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
Dutch Clark+ 30 TB 12 6 38 71 53.5 467 4 5.6 6 8.5 0 6.6 3.9 12.3 38.9 57.7 0 0
Glenn Presnell 31 tb 12 5 15 36 41.7 221 2 5.6 7 19.4 0 6.1 -1.5 14.7 18.4 41.3 0 0
Ace Gutowsky 27 FB 12 6 2 13 15.4 21 0 0.0 4 30.8 0 1.6 -12.2 10.5 1.8 0.0 0 0
Bill Shepherd 25 fb 12 6 3 9 33.3 57 0 0.0 1 11.1 0 6.3 1.3 19.0 4.8 16.7 0 0
Frank Christensen 26 BB 11 7 2 6 33.3 22 0 0.0 1 16.7 0 3.7 -3.8 11.0 2.0 5.6 0 0
Ike Peterson 27 b 11 2 0 6 0.0 0 0 0.0 1 16.7 0 0.0 -7.5 0.0 0.0 0 0
Ernie Caddel 25 K/KR/P/PR/WB 11 8 1 4 25.0 30 0 0.0 2 50.0 30 7.5 -15.0 30.0 2.7 18.7 0 0
Wilbur White 24 3 0 0 1 0.0 0 0 0.0 1 100.0 0 0.0 -45.0 0.0 0.0 0 0
Team Total 26.6 12 61 146 41.8 818 6 4.1 23 15.8 30 5.6 -0.7 13.4 68.2 34.4 0 0
Opp Total 12 70 194 36.1 1027 6 3.1 22 11.3 5.3 0.81 14.7 85.6 24.9 0 0 5.3 0.8 0.0

Rushing & Receiving

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+)
Games 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
Ace Gutowsky 27 FB 12 6 191 827 6 0 4.3 68.9 15.9 1 30 30.0 0 30 0.1 2.5 857 6 0
Dutch Clark+ 30 TB 12 6 123 628 7 0 5.1 52.3 10.3 1 5 5.0 0 5 0.1 0.4 633 7 0
Ernie Caddel 25 K/KR/P/PR/WB 11 8 91 580 4 0 6.4 52.7 8.3 19 150 7.9 1 0 1.7 13.6 730 5 0
Bill Shepherd 25 fb 12 6 74 292 1 0 3.9 24.3 6.2 292 1 0
Glenn Presnell 31 tb 12 5 48 201 1 0 4.2 16.8 4.0 201 1 0
Ike Peterson 27 b 11 2 41 278 3 84 6.8 25.3 3.7 8 38 4.8 0 0 0.7 3.5 316 3 0
Wilbur White 24 3 0 8 21 0 0 2.6 7.0 2.7 2 21 10.5 0 0 0.7 7.0 42 0 0
Bill McKalip 29 e 10 4 7 39 0 0 5.6 3.9 0.7 1 10 10.0 0 10 0.1 1.0 49 0 0
Buddy Parker 23 bb 10 5 6 21 0 0 3.5 2.1 0.6 1 15 15.0 0 15 0.1 1.5 36 0 0
Frank Christensen 26 BB 11 7 2 -2 0 0 -1.0 -0.2 0.2 2 58 29.0 1 0 0.2 5.3 56 1 0
Harry Ebding 30 e 11 4 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 10 194 19.4 3 0 0.9 17.6 194 3 0
John Schneller 25 RE 12 8 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 7 124 17.7 1 30 0.6 10.3 124 1 0
Butch Morse 26 e 12 3 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 5 83 16.6 0 0 0.4 6.9 83 0 0
Ed Klewicki 24 LE 11 8 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 4 90 22.5 0 0 0.4 8.2 90 0 0
Team Total 26.6 12 591 2885 22 84 4.9 240.4 49.3 61 818 13.4 6 30 5.1 68.2 3703 28 0
Opp Total 12 446 1427 3 3.2 118.9 37.2 70 1027 14.7 6 5.8 85.6 2454 9 0

Scoring Summary

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+)
No. Age Pos G GS RshTD RecTD PR TD KR TD FblTD IntTD OthTD AllTD 2PM XPM FGM Sfty Pts Pts/G
Dutch Clark+ 30 TB 12 6 7 7 19 4 73
Ace Gutowsky 27 FB 12 6 6 6 36
Ernie Caddel 25 K/KR/P/PR/WB 11 8 4 1 5 30
Harry Ebding 30 e 11 4 3 1 4 24
Ike Peterson 27 b 11 2 3 3 18
Glenn Presnell 31 tb 12 5 1 1 6 1 15
Bill Shepherd 25 fb 12 6 1 1 2 1 13
Frank Christensen 26 BB 11 7 1 1 6
Regis Monahan 28 g 10 1 1 1 6
Del Ritchhart 26 C 11 8 1 1 6
John Schneller 25 RE 12 8 1 1 6
Team Total 26.6 12 22 6 1 1 2 32 26 5 1 235
Opp Total 12 3 6 9 7 102

Touchdown Log

Rk Date Opp Result Quarter Dist Type
1 1936-09-28 CRD W, 39-0 1 blocked punt Harry Ebding unknown yard blocked punt return (Glenn Presnell kick)
2 1936-09-28 CRD W, 39-0 2 5 rush Ernie Caddel 5 yard rush (Dutch Clark kick)
3 1936-09-28 CRD W, 39-0 2 30 pass John Schneller 30 yard pass from Dutch Clark (Dutch Clark kick)
4 1936-09-28 CRD W, 39-0 2 8 rush Bill Shepherd 8 yard rush
5 1936-09-28 CRD W, 39-0 3 11 rush Glenn Presnell 11 yard rush
6 1936-09-28 CRD W, 39-0 3 12 rush Ike Peterson 12 yard rush
7 1936-10-11 @ PHI W, 23-0 2 33 rush Dutch Clark 33 yard rush (Dutch Clark kick)
8 1936-10-11 @ PHI W, 23-0 2 blocked punt Regis Monahan unknown yard blocked punt return (Bill Shepherd kick)
9 1936-10-11 @ PHI W, 23-0 4 20 pass Harry Ebding 20 yard pass from Glenn Presnell
10 1936-10-14 @ BKN W, 14-7 2 1 rush Ace Gutowsky 1 yard rush (Dutch Clark kick)
11 1936-10-14 @ BKN W, 14-7 4 2 rush Ace Gutowsky 2 yard rush (Dutch Clark kick)
12 1936-10-18 @ GNB L, 18-20 3 28 rush Ernie Caddel 28 yard rush (Dutch Clark kick)
13 1936-10-18 @ GNB L, 18-20 4 14 pass Ernie Caddel 14 yard pass from Dutch Clark
14 1936-10-25 @ CHI L, 10-12 2 5 rush Ike Peterson 5 yard rush (Dutch Clark kick)
15 1936-11-01 @ NYG L, 7-14 4 1 rush Ace Gutowsky 1 yard rush (Dutch Clark kick)
16 1936-11-08 PIT W, 28-3 2 rush Ernie Caddel unknown yard rush (Dutch Clark kick)
17 1936-11-08 PIT W, 28-3 2 pass Harry Ebding unknown yard pass from Dutch Clark (Dutch Clark kick)
18 1936-11-08 PIT W, 28-3 2 rush Ace Gutowsky unknown yard rush (Dutch Clark kick)
19 1936-11-08 PIT W, 28-3 4 84 rush Ike Peterson 84 yard rush (Glenn Presnell kick)
20 1936-11-15 NYG W, 38-0 1 1 rush Dutch Clark 1 yard rush (Dutch Clark kick)
21 1936-11-15 NYG W, 38-0 2 40 pass Frank Christensen 40 yard pass from Dutch Clark (Dutch Clark kick)
22 1936-11-15 NYG W, 38-0 3 1 rush Dutch Clark 1 yard rush (Dutch Clark kick)
23 1936-11-15 NYG W, 38-0 3 40 rush Ernie Caddel 40 yard rush (Glenn Presnell kick)
24 1936-11-15 NYG W, 38-0 4 92 interception Del Ritchhart 92 yard interception return (Glenn Presnell kick)
25 1936-11-22 @ CRD W, 14-7 4 1 rush Dutch Clark 1 yard rush (Dutch Clark kick)
26 1936-11-22 @ CRD W, 14-7 4 8 rush Ace Gutowsky 8 yard rush (Dutch Clark kick)
27 1936-11-26 CHI W, 13-7 1 2 rush Ace Gutowsky 2 yard rush
28 1936-11-26 CHI W, 13-7 4 51 rush Dutch Clark 51 yard rush (Dutch Clark kick)
29 1936-11-29 GNB L, 17-26 1 1 rush Dutch Clark 1 yard rush (Dutch Clark kick)
30 1936-11-29 GNB L, 17-26 2 38 fumble Bill Shepherd 38 yard fumble return (Glenn Presnell kick)
31 1936-12-06 BKN W, 14-6 1 4 pass Harry Ebding 4 yard pass from Glenn Presnell (Glenn Presnell kick)
32 1936-12-06 BKN W, 14-6 2 15 rush Dutch Clark 15 yard rush (Dutch Clark kick)

Opponent Touchdown Log

Rk Date Opp Result Quarter Dist Type
1 1936-10-14 @ BKN L, 7-14 2 1 rush Bobby Wilson 1 yard rush (Ralph Kercheval kick)
2 1936-10-18 @ GNB W, 20-18 2 22 pass Milt Gantenbein 22 yard pass from Arnie Herber (Ernie Smith kick)
3 1936-10-18 @ GNB W, 20-18 4 46 pass Johnny Blood 46 yard pass from Arnie Herber (Ernie Smith kick)
4 1936-10-25 @ CHI W, 12-10 2 14 pass Luke Johnsos 14 yard pass from Carl Brumbaugh
5 1936-11-01 @ NYG W, 14-7 1 28 pass Tillie Manton 28 yard pass from Tuffy Leemans (Tillie Manton kick)
6 1936-11-01 @ NYG W, 14-7 3 32 pass Dale Burnett 32 yard pass from Ed Danowski (Tillie Manton kick)
7 1936-11-22 @ CRD L, 7-14 2 12 lateral Al Nichelini 12 yard lateral return (Clarence Kellogg kick)
8 1936-11-26 CHI L, 7-13 4 66 fumble Ookie Miller 66 yard fumble return (Joe Stydahar kick)
9 1936-11-29 GNB W, 26-17 1 58 pass Don Hutson 58 yard pass from Arnie Herber (Ernie Smith kick)
10 1936-11-29 GNB W, 26-17 1 4 rush Clarke Hinkle 4 yard rush (Ernie Smith kick)
11 1936-11-29 GNB W, 26-17 2 40 blocked punt Don Hutson 40 yard blocked punt return
12 1936-12-06 BKN L, 6-14 4 1 rush Tony Kaska 1 yard rush