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1937 Detroit Lions

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7-4-0, Finished 2nd in NFL West Division  · 1937 NFL Season Summary

Scored 180 points (16.4/g), 4th of 10 in the NFL. Allowed 105 points (9.5/g), 2nd.
 Differential of 75 points (6.8/g), 3rd.  Expected W-L: 8.6-2.4.

Coach: Dutch Clark (7-4-0)

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
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 180 2705 604 4.5 18 0 120 44 120 631 4 18 5.3 484 2074 12 4.3 120
Team Defense 105 2133 552 3.9 41 17 59 165 804 4 24 4.9 387 1329 8 3.4
Lg Rank Offense 4 3 3 1 4 10 10 8 3 7 2 1 1 1
Lg Rank Defense 2 2 3 5 1 2 1 1 2 1 2 6 7 7

Team Games & Schedule

W# Day Date OT Rec Opp Tm Opp 1stD TotYd PassY RushY TO 1stD TotYd PassY RushY TO
1 Fri September 10 boxscore W 1-0 @ Cleveland Rams 28 0
2 Sun September 19 boxscore W 2-0 Chicago Cardinals 16 7
3 Sun October 3 boxscore L 2-1 @ Green Bay Packers 6 26
4 Sun October 10 boxscore W 3-1 Pittsburgh Pirates 7 3
5 Sun October 17 boxscore W 4-1 Brooklyn Dodgers 30 0 7 279 9 270 1 8 131 81 50 6
5 Sun October 24 boxscore L 4-2 @ Chicago Bears 20 28
7 Sun October 31 boxscore L 4-3 Green Bay Packers 13 14
8 Sun November 7 boxscore W 5-3 Cleveland Rams 27 7
8 Sun November 14 boxscore W 6-3 @ New York Giants 17 0 13 285 72 213 1 9 128 45 83 3
10 Sun November 21 boxscore W 7-3 @ Chicago Cardinals 16 7
11 Thu November 25 boxscore L 7-4 Chicago Bears 0 13

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
Bill Shepherd 26 11 0 19 46 41.3% 297 2 4.3 7 15.2 0 6.5 0.5 15.6 27.0 38.3 0 0
Dutch Clark+ 31 TB 11 11 19 39 48.7% 202 1 2.6 3 7.7 0 5.2 2.2 10.6 18.4 40.8 0 0
Vern Huffman 23 BB 11 7 5 23 21.7% 102 1 4.3 6 26.1 0 4.4 -6.4 20.4 9.3 20.5 0 0
Ace Gutowsky 28 FB 11 11 1 8 12.5% 30 0 0.0 2 25.0 30 3.8 -7.5 30.0 2.7 3.1 0 0
Ernie Caddel 26 K/KR/P/PR/WB 11 11 0 4 0.0% 0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 39.6 0 0
Team Total 25.2 11 44 120 36.7% 631 4 3.3 18 15.0 30 5.3 -0.8 14.3 57.4 26.1 0 0
Opp Total 11 59 165 35.8% 804 4 2.4 24 14.5 4.9 -1.19 13.6 73.1 20.7 0 0 4.9 -1.2 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
Ace Gutowsky 28 FB 11 11 128 361 1 0 2.8 32.8 11.6 361 1 0
Dutch Clark+ 31 TB 11 11 96 468 5 0 4.9 42.5 8.7 2 33 16.5 1 23 0.2 3.0 501 6 0
Bill Shepherd 26 11 0 93 325 2 0 3.5 29.5 8.5 325 2 0
Ernie Caddel 26 K/KR/P/PR/WB 11 11 76 429 3 0 5.6 39.0 6.9 9 80 8.9 0 0 0.8 7.3 509 3 0
Lloyd Cardwell 24 9 0 36 181 0 0 5.0 20.1 4.0 3 51 17.0 1 45 0.3 5.7 232 1 0
Vern Huffman 23 BB 11 7 35 187 0 0 5.3 17.0 3.2 8 104 13.0 0 0 0.7 9.5 291 0 0
Ed Klewicki+ 25 LE 11 11 10 53 0 0 5.3 4.8 0.9 8 134 16.8 0 0 0.7 12.2 187 0 0
Lee Kizzire 22 7 0 7 20 0 0 2.9 2.9 1.0 20 0 0
Chuck Hanneman 23 10 0 2 53 1 50 26.5 5.3 0.2 1 9 9.0 0 9 0.1 0.9 62 1 0
Butch Morse 27 RE 10 6 1 -3 0 -3 -3.0 -0.3 0.1 8 131 16.4 1 38 0.8 13.1 128 1 0
Harry Ebding 31 re 10 5 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 5 89 17.8 1 0 0.5 8.9 89 1 0
Team Total 25.2 11 484 2074 12 50 4.3 188.5 44.0 44 631 14.3 4 45 4.0 57.4 2705 16 0
Opp Total 11 387 1329 8 3.4 120.8 35.2 59 804 13.6 4 5.4 73.1 2133 12 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+ 31 TB 11 11 5 1 6 6 1 45
Bill Shepherd 26 11 0 2 1 3 7 2 31
Regis Monahan 29 g 11 3 5 5 20
Ernie Caddel 26 K/KR/P/PR/WB 11 11 3 3 18
Harry Ebding 31 re 10 5 1 2 3 18
Lloyd Cardwell 24 9 0 1 1 6
Ace Gutowsky 28 FB 11 11 1 1 6
Chuck Hanneman 23 10 0 1 1 6
Vern Huffman 23 BB 11 7 1 1 6
Tom Hupke 27 11 0 1 1 6
Jack Johnson 28 LT 11 11 1 1 6
Ed Klewicki+ 25 LE 11 11 1 1 6
Butch Morse 27 RE 10 6 1 1 6
Team Total 25.2 11 12 4 4 3 23 18 8 180
Opp Total 11 8 4 12 3 105

Touchdown Log

Rk Date Opp Result Quarter Dist Type
1 1937-09-10 @ RAM W, 28-0 1 rush Ace Gutowsky unknown yard rush (Dutch Clark kick)
2 1937-09-10 @ RAM W, 28-0 2 fumble Harry Ebding unknown yard fumble return (Regis Monahan kick)
3 1937-09-10 @ RAM W, 28-0 2 45 interception Tom Hupke 45 yard interception return (Regis Monahan kick)
4 1937-09-10 @ RAM W, 28-0 3 23 rush Ernie Caddel 23 yard rush (Dutch Clark kick)
5 1937-09-19 CRD W, 16-7 2 26 rush Dutch Clark 26 yard rush (Regis Monahan kick)
6 1937-10-03 @ GNB L, 6-26 3 23 pass Dutch Clark 23 yard pass from Bill Shepherd
7 1937-10-10 PIT W, 7-3 3 2 rush Ernie Caddel 2 yard rush (Dutch Clark kick)
8 1937-10-17 BKN W, 30-0 1 47 rush Ernie Caddel 47 yard rush (Dutch Clark kick)
9 1937-10-17 BKN W, 30-0 2 4 rush Bill Shepherd 4 yard rush (Bill Shepherd kick)
10 1937-10-17 BKN W, 30-0 2 50 rush Chuck Hanneman 50 yard rush
11 1937-10-17 BKN W, 30-0 3 100 interception Vern Huffman 100 yard interception return (Bill Shepherd kick)
12 1937-10-24 @ CHI L, 20-28 2 3 rush Dutch Clark 3 yard rush
13 1937-10-24 @ CHI L, 20-28 2 2 rush Bill Shepherd 2 yard rush (Bill Shepherd kick)
14 1937-10-24 @ CHI L, 20-28 4 2 rush Dutch Clark 2 yard rush (Dutch Clark kick)
15 1937-10-31 GNB L, 13-14 3 4 rush Dutch Clark 4 yard rush
16 1937-10-31 GNB L, 13-14 3 1 rush Dutch Clark 1 yard rush (Dutch Clark kick)
17 1937-11-07 RAM W, 27-7 2 45 pass Lloyd Cardwell 45 yard pass from Bill Shepherd (Bill Shepherd kick)
18 1937-11-07 RAM W, 27-7 2 18 fumble Harry Ebding 18 yard fumble return (Bill Shepherd kick)
19 1937-11-07 RAM W, 27-7 3 60 fumble Jack Johnson 60 yard fumble return (Bill Shepherd kick)
20 1937-11-14 @ NYG W, 17-0 3 8 pass Butch Morse 8 yard pass from Dutch Clark (Regis Monahan kick)
21 1937-11-14 @ NYG W, 17-0 4 28 pass Harry Ebding 28 yard pass from Vern Huffman (Bill Shepherd kick)
22 1937-11-21 @ CRD W, 16-7 1 fumble Ed Klewicki unknown yard fumble return (Regis Monahan kick)
23 1937-11-21 @ CRD W, 16-7 3 45 interception Bill Shepherd 45 yard interception return

Opponent Touchdown Log

Rk Date Opp Result Quarter Dist Type
1 1937-09-19 CRD L, 7-16 4 1 rush George Grosvenor 1 yard rush (Buddy Parker kick)
2 1937-10-03 @ GNB W, 26-6 1 2 rush Clarke Hinkle 2 yard rush
3 1937-10-03 @ GNB W, 26-6 2 13 pass Paul Miller 13 yard pass from Joe Laws
4 1937-10-03 @ GNB W, 26-6 4 77 pass Milt Gantenbein 77 yard pass from Bob Monnett (Clarke Hinkle kick)
5 1937-10-03 @ GNB W, 26-6 4 9 rush Bob Monnett 9 yard rush (Ernie Smith kick)
6 1937-10-24 @ CHI W, 28-20 1 3 rush Bronko Nagurski 3 yard rush (Jack Manders kick)
7 1937-10-24 @ CHI W, 28-20 2 1 rush Bernie Masterson 1 yard rush (Jack Manders kick)
8 1937-10-24 @ CHI W, 28-20 2 42 pass Bill Karr 42 yard pass from Bernie Masterson (Jack Manders kick)
9 1937-10-24 @ CHI W, 28-20 4 27 pass Eggs Manske 27 yard pass from Bernie Masterson (Jack Manders kick)
10 1937-10-31 GNB W, 14-13 3 36 rush Ed Jankowski 36 yard rush (Ernie Smith kick)
11 1937-10-31 GNB W, 14-13 4 2 rush Clarke Hinkle 2 yard rush (Ernie Smith kick)
12 1937-11-07 RAM L, 7-27 2 2 rush Bob Snyder 2 yard rush (Bob Snyder kick)
13 1937-11-21 @ CRD L, 7-16 4 45 lateral Rock Reed 45 yard lateral return (Bill Smith kick)
14 1937-11-25 CHI W, 13-0 4 45 interception Sam Francis 45 yard interception return (Jack Manders kick)