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1939 Detroit Lions

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6-5-0, Finished 3rd in NFL West Division  · 1939 NFL Season Summary

Scored 145 points (13.2/g), 6th of 10 in the NFL. Allowed 150 points (13.6/g), 3rd.
 Differential of -5 points (-0.5/g), 6th.  Expected W-L: 5.3-5.7.

Coach: Gus Henderson (6-5-0)

Stadium: Briggs Stadium
 Training Camp: Cranbrook Educational Community (Bloomfield Hills, Michigan)

Team Info

Majority Owner George Richards
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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 145 2844 633 4.5 20 0 133 92 227 1357 7 20 6.0 406 1487 10 3.7 133
Team Defense 150 2603 592 4.4 26 12 92 217 1400 13 14 6.5 375 1203 5 3.2
Lg Rank Offense 6 4 6 1 3 5 6 7 6 4 7 4 5 3
Lg Rank Defense 3 4 8 4 1 6 6 8 8 6 3 4 1 4

Team Games & Schedule

Week Day Date OT Rec Opp Tm Opp 1stD TotYd PassY RushY TO 1stD TotYd PassY RushY TO
1 Sun September 10 boxscore W 1-0 Chicago Cardinals 21 13 9 204 6 198 6 155 106 49 1
2 Sun September 24 boxscore W 2-0 Brooklyn Dodgers 27 7 397 136 261 170 106 64
4 Sun October 1 boxscore W 3-0 @ Chicago Cardinals 17 3
4 Sun October 15 boxscore W 4-0 Cleveland Rams 15 7 16 372 130 242 3 13 209 74 135 3
5 Sun October 22 boxscore L 4-1 @ Green Bay Packers 7 26 8 196 45 151 3 12 317 193 124
7 Sun October 29 boxscore W 5-1 @ Chicago Bears 10 0 12 215 155 60 2 7 138 56 82 5
7 Sun November 5 boxscore W 6-1 New York Giants 18 14 18 375 267 108 1 8 235 179 56 2
8 Sun November 12 boxscore L 6-2 Chicago Bears 13 23 15 366 273 93 5 13 299 192 107 1
9 Sun November 19 boxscore L 6-3 @ Cleveland Rams 3 14 11 219 103 116 3 14 265 149 116 2
10 Sun November 26 boxscore L 6-4 @ Washington Redskins 7 31 15 225 155 70 6 9 280 153 127 1
11 Sun December 3 boxscore L 6-5 Green Bay Packers 7 12 7 153 27 126 4 15 263 104 159 1

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
Dwight Sloan 25 TB 10 1 45 102 44.1 658 2 2.0 3 2.9 0 6.5 5.5 14.6 65.8 60.0 0 0
Darrell Tully 22 tb 9 2 20 75 26.7 356 2 2.7 13 17.3 0 4.7 -2.5 17.8 39.6 16.2 0 0
Johnny Pingel 23 P/tb 9 8 27 48 56.3 343 3 6.3 4 8.3 0 7.1 4.6 12.7 38.1 64.8 0 0
Gordon Gore 26 hb 7 1 0 1 0.0 0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 39.6 0 0
Bill Shepherd 28 FB 11 10 0 1 0.0 0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 39.6 0 0
Team Total 24.8 11 92 227 40.5 1357 7 3.1 20 8.8 0 6.0 2.6 14.8 123.4 34.3 0 0
Opp Total 11 92 217 42.4 1400 13 6.0 14 6.5 6.5 4.75 15.2 127.3 57.4 0 0 6.5 4.7 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
Bill Shepherd 28 FB 11 10 105 420 2 0 4.0 38.2 9.5 14 143 10.2 1 0 1.3 13.0 563 3 0
Dwight Sloan 25 TB 10 1 79 225 4 0 2.8 22.5 7.9 225 4 0
Johnny Pingel 23 P/tb 9 8 74 301 1 0 4.1 33.4 8.2 301 1 0
Howie Weiss 22 fb 9 1 37 150 0 0 4.1 16.7 4.1 4 25 6.3 0 0 0.4 2.8 175 0 0
Darrell Tully 22 tb 9 2 31 50 1 0 1.6 5.6 3.4 50 1 0
Lloyd Cardwell 26 WB 10 8 29 141 1 0 4.9 14.1 2.9 13 250 19.2 2 0 1.3 25.0 391 3 0
Jim McDonald 24 9 0 25 80 0 0 3.2 8.9 2.8 5 71 14.2 0 0 0.6 7.9 151 0 0
Kent Ryan 24 hb 6 2 8 41 1 0 5.1 6.8 1.3 7 46 6.6 1 0 1.2 7.7 87 2 0
Gordon Gore 26 hb 7 1 8 7 0 0 0.9 1.0 1.1 1 20 20.0 0 20 0.1 2.9 27 0 0
Fred Vanzo* 23 BB 10 10 5 46 0 0 9.2 4.6 0.5 4 110 27.5 0 0 0.4 11.0 156 0 0
Paul Szakash 26 e 11 1 3 11 0 0 3.7 1.0 0.3 11 0 0
Monk Moscrip 26 LE 11 10 1 8 0 8 8.0 0.7 0.1 14 176 12.6 0 0 1.3 16.0 184 0 0
Bill Moore 27 9 0 1 7 0 7 7.0 0.8 0.1 6 82 13.7 1 0 0.7 9.1 89 1 0
Chuck Hanneman 25 K/RE 10 10 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 12 257 21.4 2 0 1.2 25.7 257 2 0
Jim Austin 26 KR/PR 10 1 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 5 102 20.4 0 0 0.5 10.2 102 0 0
Ray Hamilton 23 8 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 3 53 17.7 0 0 0.4 6.6 53 0 0
Socko Wiethe+ 27 LG 11 11 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 2 5 2.5 0 0 0.2 0.5 5 0 0
Ray Clemons 27 6 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 1 5 5.0 0 5 0.2 0.8 5 0 0
Dave Diehl 21 e 3 1 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 1 12 12.0 0 12 0.3 4.0 12 0 0
Team Total 24.8 11 406 1487 10 8 3.7 135.2 36.9 92 1357 14.8 7 20 8.4 123.4 2844 17 0
Opp Total 11 375 1203 5 3.2 109.4 34.1 92 1400 15.2 13 8.4 127.3 2603 18 0

Kicking & Punting

0-19 20-29 30-39 40-49 50+ Tot PAT Punting
No. 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
Johnny Pingel 23 P/tb 9 8 32 1368 65 0 42.8
Bill Shepherd 28 FB 11 10 23 850 54 0 37.0
Ray Clemons 27 6 0 15 640 57 0 42.7
Monk Moscrip 26 LE 11 10 1 0.0% 12 9 75.0%
Chuck Hanneman 25 K/RE 10 10 5 4 80.0% 5 5 100.0% 1 31 31 0 31.0
Phil Martinovich 24 4 0 6 3 50.0%
Kent Ryan 24 hb 6 2 3 112 40 0 37.3
Dwight Sloan 25 TB 10 1 1 43 43 0 43.0
Paul Szakash 26 e 11 1 1 0.0%
Team Total 24.8 11 12 7 58.3% 18 14 77.8% 75 3044 65 0 40.6
Opp Total 11 5 19 17 89.5%

Scoring Summary

No. Age Pos G GS RshTD RecTD PR TD KR TD FblTD IntTD OthTD AllTD 2PM XPM FGM Sfty Pts Pts/G
Chuck Hanneman 25 K/RE 10 10 2 2 5 4 29
Dwight Sloan 25 TB 10 1 4 4 24
Lloyd Cardwell 26 WB 10 8 1 2 3 18
Bill Shepherd 28 FB 11 10 2 1 3 18
Monk Moscrip 26 LE 11 10 1 1 9 15
Kent Ryan 24 hb 6 2 1 1 2 12
Phil Martinovich 24 4 0 3 9
Bill Moore 27 9 0 1 1 6
Johnny Pingel 23 P/tb 9 8 1 1 6
Darrell Tully 22 tb 9 2 1 1 6
Team Total 24.8 11 10 7 1 18 14 7 1 143
Opp Total 11 5 13 17 5 2 150