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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
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 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

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

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

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

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 1 233
Opp Total 12 3 6 9 7 102