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1938 Detroit Lions

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7-4-0, Finished 2nd in NFL West Division  · 1938 NFL Season Summary

Scored 119 points (10.8/g), 8th of 10 in the NFL. Allowed 108 points (9.8/g), 2nd.
 Differential of 11 points (1.0/g), 4th.  Expected W-L: 6.1-4.9.

Coach: Dutch Clark (7-4-0)

Stadium: Briggs 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 119 2640 620 4.3 16 0 129 49 148 747 3 16 5.0 472 1893 11 4.0 129
Team Defense 108 2186 543 4.0 36 13 77 205 1105 9 23 5.4 338 1081 6 3.2
Lg Rank Offense 8 5 2 1 5 10 10 10 2 8 1 1 2 1
Lg Rank Defense 2 4 5 5 1 7 4 4 4 4 1 1 2 4

Team Games & Schedule

W# Day Date OT Rec Opp Tm Opp 1stD TotYd PassY RushY TO 1stD TotYd PassY RushY TO
1 Fri September 9 boxscore W 1-0 Pittsburgh Pirates 16 7
4 Sun October 2 boxscore L 1-1 @ Cleveland Rams 17 21 12 298 131 167 3 172 91 81
5 Sun October 9 boxscore W 2-1 @ Green Bay Packers 17 7
4 Sun October 16 boxscore L 2-2 Washington Redskins 5 7
5 Sun October 23 boxscore W 3-2 Chicago Cardinals 10 0
7 Sun October 30 boxscore W 4-2 @ Chicago Bears 13 7
7 Sun November 6 boxscore W 5-2 Cleveland Rams 6 0
8 Sun November 13 boxscore L 5-3 Green Bay Packers 7 28
10 Sun November 20 boxscore W 6-3 @ Chicago Cardinals 7 3
10 Thu November 24 boxscore W 7-3 Chicago Bears 14 7 12 242 242 12 209 209
11 Sun December 4 boxscore L 7-4 Philadelphia Eagles 7 21

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
Vern Huffman 24 TB 11 8 27 85 31.8% 382 2 2.4 8 9.4 0 4.5 0.7 14.1 34.7 15.9 0 0
Bill Shepherd 27 fb 9 3 8 32 25.0% 167 0 0.0 6 18.8 0 5.2 -3.2 20.9 18.6 9.2 0 0
Dutch Clark 32 6 0 6 12 50.0% 50 1 8.3 2 16.7 0 4.2 -1.7 8.3 8.3 49.3 0 0
Kent Ryan 23 9 0 2 9 22.2% 27 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 3.0 3.0 13.5 3.0 39.6 0 0
Ace Gutowsky 29 FB 11 9 3 7 42.9% 41 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 5.9 5.9 13.7 3.7 62.2 0 0
Ernie Caddel 27 wb 7 4 2 2 100.0% 45 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 22.5 22.5 22.5 6.4 118.7 0 0
Lloyd Cardwell* 25 WB 10 6 1 1 100.0% 35 0 0.0 0 0.0 35 35.0 35.0 35.0 3.5 118.7 0 0
Team Total 25.2 11 49 148 33.1% 747 3 2.0 16 10.8 35 5.0 0.6 15.2 67.9 17.9 0 0
Opp Total 11 77 205 37.6% 1105 9 4.4 23 11.2 5.4 1.22 14.4 100.5 30.9 0 0 5.4 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 29 FB 11 9 131 444 2 0 3.4 40.4 11.9 1 25 25.0 0 25 0.1 2.3 469 2 0
Bill Shepherd 27 fb 9 3 100 455 3 0 4.6 50.6 11.1 455 3 0
Lloyd Cardwell* 25 WB 10 6 73 294 4 0 4.0 29.4 7.3 9 138 15.3 1 0 0.9 13.8 432 5 0
Vern Huffman 24 TB 11 8 69 181 1 0 2.6 16.5 6.3 1 17 17.0 0 17 0.1 1.5 198 1 0
Kent Ryan 23 9 0 24 180 0 0 7.5 20.0 2.7 7 78 11.1 0 0 0.8 8.7 258 0 0
Paul Szakash 25 e 7 2 20 55 0 0 2.8 7.9 2.9 1 0 0.0 0 0 0.1 0.0 55 0 0
Dick Nardi 23 b 8 1 20 109 0 0 5.5 13.6 2.5 109 0 0
Ernie Caddel 27 wb 7 4 14 38 1 0 2.7 5.4 2.0 1 6 6.0 0 6 0.1 0.9 44 1 0
Ed Klewicki 26 LE 10 8 10 76 0 0 7.6 7.6 1.0 3 57 19.0 0 0 0.3 5.7 133 0 0
Dutch Clark 32 6 0 7 25 0 0 3.6 4.2 1.2 25 0 0
Maury Patt 23 e 10 2 3 30 0 0 10.0 3.0 0.3 7 80 11.4 0 0 0.7 8.0 110 0 0
Chuck Hanneman 24 e 10 2 1 6 0 6 6.0 0.6 0.1 4 80 20.0 1 0 0.4 8.0 86 1 0
Monk Moscrip 25 RE 11 6 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 6 118 19.7 1 0 0.5 10.7 118 1 0
Fred Vanzo 22 BB 10 7 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 4 52 13.0 0 0 0.4 5.2 52 0 0
Butch Morse 28 e 8 4 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 3 55 18.3 0 0 0.4 6.9 55 0 0
Jim McDonald 23 b 11 4 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 2 41 20.5 0 0 0.2 3.7 41 0 0
Team Total 25.2 11 472 1893 11 6 4.0 172.1 42.9 49 747 15.2 3 25 4.5 67.9 2640 14 0
Opp Total 11 338 1081 6 3.2 98.3 30.7 77 1105 14.4 9 7.0 100.5 2186 15 0

Kicking & Punting

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+)
Games 0-19 20-29 30-39 40-49 50+ Scoring Punting
No. Player Age Pos G GS FGA FGM FGA FGM FGA FGM FGA FGM FGA FGM FGA FGM FG% XPA XPM XP% Pnt Yds Lng Blck Y/P
Regis Monahan 30 K 9 1 5 4 80.0%% 4 2 50.0%%
Monk Moscrip 25 RE 11 6 1 0.0%% 6 6 100.0%%
Dutch Clark 32 6 0 2 2 100.0%% 2 2 100.0%%
Bill Shepherd 27 fb 9 3 2 1 50.0%% 2 2 100.0%%
Team Total 25.2 11 10 7 70.0%% 14 12 85.7%%
Opp Total 11 1 15 15 100.0%%

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
Lloyd Cardwell* 25 WB 10 6 4 1 5 30
Bill Shepherd 27 fb 9 3 3 3 2 1 23
Regis Monahan 30 K 9 1 2 4 14
Ace Gutowsky 29 FB 11 9 2 2 12
Monk Moscrip 25 RE 11 6 1 1 6 12
Dutch Clark 32 6 0 2 2 8
Ernie Caddel 27 wb 7 4 1 1 6
Chuck Hanneman 24 e 10 2 1 1 6
Vern Huffman 24 TB 11 8 1 1 6
Team Total 25.2 11 11 3 14 12 7 1 119
Opp Total 11 6 9 15 1 108

Touchdown Log

Rk Date Opp Result Quarter Dist Type
1 1938-09-09 PIT W, 16-7 1 5 rush Ernie Caddel 5 yard rush
2 1938-09-09 PIT W, 16-7 2 5 rush Lloyd Cardwell 5 yard rush (Monk Moscrip kick)
3 1938-10-02 @ RAM L, 17-21 2 pass Lloyd Cardwell unknown yard pass from Dutch Clark (Dutch Clark kick)
4 1938-10-02 @ RAM L, 17-21 3 1 rush Ace Gutowsky 1 yard rush (Monk Moscrip kick)
5 1938-10-09 @ GNB W, 17-7 3 2 rush Bill Shepherd 2 yard rush (Bill Shepherd kick)
6 1938-10-09 @ GNB W, 17-7 4 26 rush Lloyd Cardwell 26 yard rush (Monk Moscrip kick)
7 1938-10-23 CRD W, 10-0 3 2 rush Bill Shepherd 2 yard rush (Monk Moscrip kick)
8 1938-10-30 @ CHI W, 13-7 4 5 rush Lloyd Cardwell 5 yard rush (Regis Monahan kick)
9 1938-11-06 RAM W, 6-0 1 rush Lloyd Cardwell unknown yard rush
10 1938-11-13 GNB L, 7-28 3 2 rush Bill Shepherd 2 yard rush (Bill Shepherd kick)
11 1938-11-20 @ CRD W, 7-3 1 46 pass Monk Moscrip 46 yard pass from Vern Huffman (Monk Moscrip kick)
12 1938-11-24 CHI W, 14-7 2 1 rush Vern Huffman 1 yard rush (Monk Moscrip kick)
13 1938-11-24 CHI W, 14-7 4 23 pass Chuck Hanneman 23 yard pass from Vern Huffman (Regis Monahan kick)
14 1938-12-04 PHI L, 7-21 4 2 rush Ace Gutowsky 2 yard rush (Dutch Clark kick)

Opponent Touchdown Log

Rk Date Opp Result Quarter Dist Type
1 1938-09-09 PIT L, 7-16 4 3 rush Whizzer White 3 yard rush (Armand Niccolai kick)
2 1938-10-02 @ RAM W, 21-17 1 42 pass Johnny Kovatch 42 yard pass from Bob Snyder (Bob Snyder kick)
3 1938-10-02 @ RAM W, 21-17 4 45 pass Jim Benton 45 yard pass from Stan Pincura (Bob Snyder kick)
4 1938-10-02 @ RAM W, 21-17 4 2 rush Corby Davis 2 yard rush (Bob Snyder kick)
5 1938-10-09 @ GNB L, 7-17 4 12 pass Carl Mulleneaux 12 yard pass from Cecil Isbell (Tiny Engebretsen kick)
6 1938-10-16 WAS W, 7-5 3 1 rush Andy Farkas 1 yard rush (Riley Smith kick)
7 1938-10-30 @ CHI L, 7-13 4 8 pass Bill Karr 8 yard pass from Ray Buivid (Joe Maniaci kick)
8 1938-11-13 GNB W, 28-7 2 14 pass Clarke Hinkle 14 yard pass from Cecil Isbell (Clarke Hinkle kick)
9 1938-11-13 GNB W, 28-7 2 5 rush Clarke Hinkle 5 yard rush (Tiny Engebretsen kick)
10 1938-11-13 GNB W, 28-7 3 23 rush Cecil Isbell 23 yard rush (Don Hutson kick)
11 1938-11-13 GNB W, 28-7 4 70 rush Andy Uram 70 yard rush (Tiny Engebretsen kick)
12 1938-11-24 CHI L, 7-14 3 16 pass Bill Karr 16 yard pass from Bernie Masterson (Jack Manders kick)
13 1938-12-04 PHI W, 21-7 1 52 lateral Joe Carter 52 yard lateral return (Dave Smukler kick)
14 1938-12-04 PHI W, 21-7 1 7 pass Jay Arnold 7 yard pass from Dave Smukler (Dave Smukler kick)
15 1938-12-04 PHI W, 21-7 3 25 pass Bill Hewitt 25 yard pass from Dave Smukler (Dave Smukler kick)