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1942 Detroit Lions

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0-11-0, Finished 5th in NFL West Division  · 1942 NFL Season Summary

Scored 38 points (3.5/g), 10th of 10 in the NFL. Allowed 263 points (23.9/g), 10th.
 Differential of -225 points (-20.5/g), 10th.  Expected W-L: 0.1-10.9.

Coach: Bill Edwards (0-3-0) and Bull Karcis (0-8-0)

Stadium: Briggs Stadium
 Training Camp: Charlevoix High School (Charlevoix, Michigan)

Team Info

Principal Owner Fred Mandel
General Manager Graham Smith

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 38 2146 564 3.8 56 23 8 115 73 222 885 1 33 4.0 40 342 1261 4 3.7 67
Team Defense 263 3046 659 4.6 28 10 8 128 103 219 1623 22 18 7.4 51 440 1423 13 3.2 69
Lg Rank Offense 10 10 10 10 7 5 8 10 10 10 9 6 9 3
Lg Rank Defense 10 9 6 5 5 6 9 10 7 10 7 4 6 4

Team Games & Schedule

W# Day Date OT Rec Opp Tm Opp 1stD TotYd PassY RushY TO 1stD TotYd PassY RushY TO
2 Sun September 20 boxscore L 0-1 @ Chicago Cardinals 0 13 9 117 59 58 4 11 208 109 99
2 Sun September 27 boxscore L 0-2 Cleveland Rams 0 14 9 164 57 107 5 10 222 106 116 3
3 Sun October 4 boxscore L 0-3 Brooklyn Dodgers 7 28 13 236 115 121 5 4 200 80 120 5
3 Sun October 11 boxscore L 0-4 @ Green Bay Packers 7 38 13 254 70 184 6 17 412 305 107 2
5 Sun October 18 boxscore L 0-5 Chicago Cardinals 0 7 9 179 65 114 3 12 261 138 123 1
6 Sun October 25 boxscore L 0-6 Green Bay Packers 7 28 16 279 128 151 6 9 166 118 48
6 Sun November 1 boxscore L 0-7 @ Chicago Bears 0 16 6 125 43 82 4 16 321 161 160 6
8 Sun November 8 boxscore L 0-8 Pittsburgh Steelers 7 35 6 189 77 112 4 15 315 48 267 1
10 Sun November 15 boxscore L 0-9 @ Cleveland Rams 7 27 17 346 114 232 3 8 285 160 125 2
10 Sun November 22 boxscore L 0-10 Chicago Bears 0 42 10 144 63 81 12 8 362 270 92 5
11 Sun November 29 boxscore L 0-11 Washington Redskins 3 15 7 113 94 19 4 18 293 128 165 3

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
Harry Hopp* 24 KR/P/PR/TB 10 5 20 68 29.4% 258 0 0.0 13 19.1 50 3.8 -4.8 12.9 25.8 3.3 0 0
Chet Wetterlund 24 tb 6 3 13 44 29.5% 230 0 0.0 10 22.7 51 5.2 -5.0 17.7 38.3 9.3 0 0
Tom Colella 24 hb 9 2 18 41 43.9% 178 0 0.0 4 9.8 23 4.3 0.0 9.9 19.8 17.2 0 0
Ned Mathews 24 WB 9 6 6 22 27.3% 53 1 4.5 2 9.1 18 2.4 -0.8 8.8 5.9 16.9 0 0
Murray Evans 23 bb 10 1 7 17 41.2% 64 0 0.0 1 5.9 15 3.8 1.1 9.1 6.4 27.6 0 0
Mickey Sanzotta 21 FB 10 5 4 15 26.7% 45 0 0.0 0 0.0 17 3.0 3.0 11.3 4.5 39.6 0 0
Joe Stringfellow 24 tb 9 2 5 13 38.5% 67 0 0.0 2 15.4 21 5.2 -1.8 13.4 7.4 16.0 0 0
Bill Callihan 26 BB 11 10 0 1 0.0% 0 0 0.0 1 100.0 0 0.0 -45.0 0.0 0.0 0 0
Johnny Hall 26 wb 7 3 0 1 0.0% 0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 39.6 0 0
Team Total 25.0 11 73 222 32.9% 895 1 0.5 33 14.9 51 4.0 -2.6 12.3 81.4 8.2 0 0
Opp Total 11 103 219 47.0% 1623 22 10.0 18 8.2 7.4 5.72 15.8 147.5 71.4 0 0 7.4 5.7 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
Mickey Sanzotta 21 FB 10 5 71 268 0 18 3.8 26.8 7.1 5 16 3.2 0 12 0.5 1.6 284 0 0
Harry Hopp* 24 KR/P/PR/TB 10 5 66 230 0 44 3.5 23.0 6.6 230 0 0
Frank Grigonis 26 fb 10 2 37 131 1 12 3.5 13.1 3.7 1 17 17.0 0 17 0.1 1.7 148 1 0
Elmer Hackney 26 fb 8 2 34 208 2 78 6.1 26.0 4.3 3 22 7.3 0 12 0.4 2.8 230 2 0
Tom Colella 24 hb 9 2 23 51 0 34 2.2 5.7 2.6 51 0 0
Chet Wetterlund 24 tb 6 3 23 6 0 12 0.3 1.0 3.8 6 0 0
Ned Mathews 24 WB 9 6 21 79 0 14 3.8 8.8 2.3 3 38 12.7 0 20 0.3 4.2 117 0 0
John Polanski 24 fb 3 1 17 67 0 13 3.9 22.3 5.7 67 0 0
Joe Stringfellow 24 tb 9 2 16 41 0 11 2.6 4.6 1.8 8 89 11.1 0 20 0.9 9.9 130 0 0
Harry Seltzer 23 fb 6 1 14 44 0 24 3.1 7.3 2.3 2 23 11.5 0 16 0.3 3.8 67 0 0
Emil Banjavic 27 wb 10 1 11 67 0 45 6.1 6.7 1.1 5 50 10.0 1 18 0.5 5.0 117 1 0
Lloyd Cardwell 29 wb 7 2 6 78 1 80 13.0 11.1 0.9 5 135 27.0 0 51 0.7 19.3 213 1 0
Johnny Hall 26 wb 7 3 2 -8 0 0 -4.0 -1.1 0.3 1 42 42.0 0 42 0.1 6.0 34 0 0
Murray Evans 23 bb 10 1 1 -1 0 -1 -1.0 -0.1 0.1 2 32 16.0 0 19 0.2 3.2 31 0 0
Bill Fisk 26 LE 11 11 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 15 177 11.8 0 27 1.4 16.1 177 0 0
Paul Szakash 29 e 10 3 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 5 53 10.6 0 21 0.5 5.3 53 0 0
Charlie Behan 22 9 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 4 63 15.8 0 25 0.4 7.0 63 0 0
Bill Callihan 26 BB 11 10 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 4 48 12.0 0 17 0.4 4.4 48 0 0
Alex Wojciechowicz 27 RE 11 6 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 4 44 11.0 0 13 0.4 4.0 44 0 0
Gran Harrison 25 e 4 1 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 3 21 7.0 0 9 0.8 5.3 21 0 0
Larry Knorr 25 e 8 2 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 2 18 9.0 0 10 0.3 2.3 18 0 0
Perry Scott 25 7 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 1 7 7.0 0 7 0.1 1.0 7 0 0
Team Total 25.0 11 342 1261 4 80 3.7 114.6 31.1 73 895 12.3 1 51 6.6 81.4 2156 5 0
Opp Total 11 440 1423 13 3.2 129.4 40.0 103 1623 15.8 22 9.4 147.5 3046 35 20

Kick & Punt Returns

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+)
Games Punt Returns Kick Returns
No. Player Age Pos G GS Ret Yds TD Lng Y/R Rt Yds TD Lng Y/Rt APYd
Harry Hopp* 24 KR/P/PR/TB 10 5 9 86 0 22 9.6 5 108 0 26 21.6 424
Ned Mathews 24 WB 9 6 7 82 0 26 11.7 5 97 0 30 19.4 296
Johnny Hall 26 wb 7 3 4 38 0 13 9.5 4 86 0 23 21.5 158
Chet Wetterlund 24 tb 6 3 3 26 0 10 8.7 5 89 0 26 17.8 121
Emil Banjavic 27 wb 10 1 2 29 0 16 14.5 4 69 0 24 17.3 215
Tom Colella 24 hb 9 2 2 14 0 10 7.0 4 74 0 25 18.5 139
Mickey Sanzotta 21 FB 10 5 5 46 0 18 9.2 330
Lloyd Cardwell 29 wb 7 2 2 45 0 26 22.5 1 13 0 13 13.0 271
Alex Wojciechowicz 27 RE 11 6 3 30 0 14 10.0 74
John Polanski 24 fb 3 1 2 49 0 25 24.5 116
Joe Stringfellow 24 tb 9 2 2 54 0 41 27.0 184
Bill Fisk 26 LE 11 11 1 10 0 10 10.0 187
Elmer Hackney 26 fb 8 2 1 4 0 4 4.0 234
Augie Lio* 24 K/RG 10 8 1 4 0 4 4.0 4
Team Total 25.0 11 34 366 0 26 10.8 38 687 0 41 18.1 3209
Opp Total 11 32 1167 0 36.5 15 388 1 25.9

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
Harry Hopp* 24 KR/P/PR/TB 10 5 27 1098 52 0 40.7
Tom Colella 24 hb 9 2 16 609 63 0 38.1
Chet Wetterlund 24 tb 6 3 11 449 56 0 40.8
Augie Lio* 24 K/RG 10 8 4 0.0%% 5 5 100.0%%
Joe Stringfellow 24 tb 9 2 9 363 59 0 40.3
Emil Banjavic 27 wb 10 1 5 235 58 0 47.0
Ted Pavelec 24 LG 10 9 2 1 50.0%%
Bill Callihan 26 BB 11 10 1 44 44 0 44.0
Mickey Sanzotta 21 FB 10 5 1 42 42 0 42.0
Larry Sartori 25 g 10 2 1 42 42 0 42.0
Team Total 25.0 11 6 1 16.7%% 5 5 100.0%% 71 2882 63 0 40.6
Opp Total 11 9 2 22.2%% 36 33 91.7%% 69 2985 43.3

Defense & Fumbles

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+)
Games Def Interceptions Fumbles Sacks & Tackles
No. Player Age Pos G GS Sk Int Yds TD Lng PD FF Fmb FR Yds TD Tkl Ast Sfty
Bill Callihan 26 BB 11 10 3 29 0 20 0
Lloyd Cardwell 29 wb 7 2 2 40 0 40 0
Mickey Sanzotta 21 FB 10 5 2 16 0 10 0
Alex Wojciechowicz 27 RE 11 6 2 5 0 4 0
Emil Banjavic 27 wb 10 1 1 15 0 15 0
Tom Colella 24 hb 9 2 1 10 0 10 0
Sloko Gill 24 c 11 2 1 9 0 9 0
Frank Grigonis 26 fb 10 2 1 26 0 26 0
Johnny Hall 26 wb 7 3 1 9 0 9 0
Harry Hopp* 24 KR/P/PR/TB 10 5 1 0 0 0 0
Augie Lio* 24 K/RG 10 8 1 9 0 9 0
John Polanski 24 fb 3 1 1 20 0 20 0
Chet Wetterlund 24 tb 6 3 1 0 0 0 0
Team Total 25.0 11 18 188 0 40 0
Opp Total 11 20 10 1

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
Elmer Hackney 26 fb 8 2 2 2 12
Emil Banjavic 27 wb 10 1 1 1 6
Lloyd Cardwell 29 wb 7 2 1 1 6
Frank Grigonis 26 fb 10 2 1 1 6
Augie Lio* 24 K/RG 10 8 5 5
Ted Pavelec 24 LG 10 9 1 3
Team Total 25.0 11 4 1 5 5 1 38
Opp Total 11 13 22 1 1 1 33 2 1 263

Touchdown Log

Rk Date Opp Result Quarter Dist Type
1 1942-10-04 BKN L, 7-28 2 5 pass Emil Banjavic 5 yard pass from Ned Mathews (Augie Lio kick)
2 1942-10-11 @ GNB L, 7-38 1 9 rush Elmer Hackney 9 yard rush (Augie Lio kick)
3 1942-10-25 GNB L, 7-28 4 6 rush Frank Grigonis 6 yard rush (Augie Lio kick)
4 1942-11-08 PIT L, 7-35 1 rush Elmer Hackney yard rush (Augie Lio kick)
5 1942-11-15 @ RAM L, 7-27 1 80 rush Lloyd Cardwell 80 yard rush (Augie Lio kick)

Opponent Touchdown Log

Rk Date Opp Result Quarter Dist Type
1 1942-09-20 @ CRD W, 13-0 3 9 pass Bill Daddio 9 yard pass from Bud Schwenk
2 1942-09-20 @ CRD W, 13-0 4 20 pass Steve Lach 20 yard pass from Bud Schwenk (Bill Daddio kick)
3 1942-09-27 RAM W, 14-0 2 11 pass Jim Benton 11 yard pass from Jack Jacobs (Chet Adams kick)
4 1942-09-27 RAM W, 14-0 4 19 pass Ben Hightower 19 yard pass from Jack Jacobs (Chet Adams kick)
5 1942-10-04 BKN W, 28-7 1 13 rush Merl Condit 13 yard rush (Merl Condit kick)
6 1942-10-04 BKN W, 28-7 1 40 interception Merl Condit 40 yard interception return (Dean McAdams kick)
7 1942-10-04 BKN W, 28-7 3 45 rush Merl Condit 45 yard rush (Dean McAdams kick)
8 1942-10-04 BKN W, 28-7 4 20 pass Ed Rucinski 20 yard pass from Dean McAdams (Thurmon Jones kick)
9 1942-10-11 @ GNB W, 38-7 1 6 pass Andy Uram 6 yard pass from Cecil Isbell (Don Hutson kick)
10 1942-10-11 @ GNB W, 38-7 2 20 pass Don Hutson 20 yard pass from Cecil Isbell (Don Hutson kick)
11 1942-10-11 @ GNB W, 38-7 2 69 pass Don Hutson 69 yard pass from Cecil Isbell (Don Hutson kick)
12 1942-10-11 @ GNB W, 38-7 3 2 rush Chuck Sample 2 yard rush (Dick Weisgerber kick)
13 1942-10-11 @ GNB W, 38-7 4 25 pass Keith Ranspot 25 yard pass from Tony Canadeo (Lou Brock kick)
14 1942-10-18 CRD W, 7-0 4 5 rush Bob Morrow 5 yard rush (Bill Daddio kick)
15 1942-10-25 GNB W, 28-7 1 10 pass Joe Carter 10 yard pass from Cecil Isbell (Don Hutson kick)
16 1942-10-25 GNB W, 28-7 2 1 rush Chuck Sample 1 yard rush (Don Hutson kick)
17 1942-10-25 GNB W, 28-7 3 10 rush Lou Brock 10 yard rush (Dick Weisgerber kick)
18 1942-10-25 GNB W, 28-7 4 98 kickoff Andy Uram 98 yard kickoff return (Ted Fritsch kick)
19 1942-11-01 @ CHI W, 16-0 2 33 pass Ray McLean 33 yard pass from Charlie O'Rourke
20 1942-11-01 @ CHI W, 16-0 3 26 pass Harry Clarke 26 yard pass from Sid Luckman (Lee Artoe kick)
21 1942-11-08 PIT W, 35-7 2 8 rush Curt Sandig 8 yard rush (Armand Niccolai kick)
22 1942-11-08 PIT W, 35-7 2 9 pass Tom Brown 9 yard pass from Bill Dudley (Jack Sanders kick)
23 1942-11-08 PIT W, 35-7 3 37 rush Bill Dudley 37 yard rush (Jack Sanders kick)
24 1942-11-08 PIT W, 35-7 3 1 rush Dick Riffle 1 yard rush (Jack Sanders kick)
25 1942-11-08 PIT W, 35-7 4 29 fumble Joe Lamas 29 yard fumble return (George Somers kick)
26 1942-11-15 @ RAM W, 27-7 1 15 pass Len Janiak 15 yard pass from Parker Hall (Chet Adams kick)
27 1942-11-15 @ RAM W, 27-7 3 6 pass George Platukis 6 yard pass from Parker Hall
28 1942-11-15 @ RAM W, 27-7 4 18 pass Dante Magnani 18 yard pass from Parker Hall (Chet Adams kick)
29 1942-11-15 @ RAM W, 27-7 4 50 rush Gaylon Smith 50 yard rush (Chet Adams kick)
30 1942-11-22 CHI W, 42-0 1 26 rush Harry Clarke 26 yard rush (Lee Artoe kick)
31 1942-11-22 CHI W, 42-0 1 43 pass Harry Clarke 43 yard pass from Sid Luckman (Lee Artoe kick)
32 1942-11-22 CHI W, 42-0 2 68 pass Ray McLean 68 yard pass from Charlie O'Rourke (Frank Maznicki kick)
33 1942-11-22 CHI W, 42-0 2 5 pass Hampton Pool 5 yard pass from Charlie O'Rourke (Frank Maznicki kick)
34 1942-11-22 CHI W, 42-0 3 60 pass Hugh Gallarneau 60 yard pass from Sid Luckman (Lee Artoe kick)
35 1942-11-22 CHI W, 42-0 4 28 pass John Siegal 28 yard pass from Charlie O'Rourke (Frank Maznicki kick)
36 1942-11-29 WAS W, 15-3 3 11 pass Andy Farkas 11 yard pass from Sammy Baugh
37 1942-11-29 WAS W, 15-3 4 13 pass Ed Cifers 13 yard pass from Sammy Baugh (Dick Poillon kick)