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1946 Detroit Lions

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1-10-0, Finished 5th in NFL West Division  · 1946 NFL Season Summary

Scored 142 points (12.9/g), 9th of 10 in the NFL. Allowed 310 points (28.2/g), 10th.
 Differential of -168 points (-15.3/g), 10th.  Expected W-L: 1.5-9.5.

Coach: Gus Dorais (1-10-0)

Stadium: Briggs Field
 Training Camp: Alma College (Alma, Michigan)

Team Info

Principal Owner Fred Mandel
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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 142 2146 560 3.8 45 12 12 120 119 286 1674 11 33 5.9 59 274 472 8 1.7 49
Team Defense 310 3673 730 5.0 29 16 21 203 123 249 1975 20 13 7.9 78 481 1698 21 3.5 104
Lg Rank Offense 9 10 8 2 9 2 4 7 10 9 10 10 10 10
Lg Rank Defense 10 10 10 7 10 6 9 9 10 9 10 8 9 7

Team Games & Schedule

W# Day Date OT Rec Opp Tm Opp 1stD TotYd PassY RushY TO 1stD TotYd PassY RushY TO
2 Mon September 29 boxscore L 0-1 @ Chicago Cardinals 14 34 12 156 173 -17 7 19 343 116 227 4
2 Sun October 6 boxscore L 0-2 @ Washington Redskins 16 17 8 159 135 24 5 15 329 142 187 5
3 Sun October 13 boxscore L 0-3 Chicago Cardinals 14 36 8 158 182 -24 3 23 394 263 131 4
4 Sun October 20 boxscore L 0-4 @ Los Angeles Rams 14 35 10 111 95 16 3 20 434 312 122 5
5 Sun October 27 boxscore L 0-5 @ Green Bay Packers 7 10 11 158 84 74 6 13 158 47 111 2
6 Sun November 3 boxscore L 0-6 Los Angeles Rams 20 41 16 293 232 61 5 19 331 224 107 2
7 Sun November 10 boxscore W 1-6 Pittsburgh Steelers 17 7 7 293 182 111 1 12 202 174 28
8 Sun November 17 boxscore L 1-7 Green Bay Packers 0 9 6 81 49 32 2 20 319 95 224 1
9 Sun November 24 boxscore L 1-8 @ Chicago Bears 6 42 11 205 178 27 6 24 362 101 261 1
10 Thu November 28 boxscore L 1-9 Boston Yanks 10 34 15 266 124 142 3 18 424 282 142 2
11 Sun December 8 boxscore L 1-10 Chicago Bears 24 45 16 266 240 26 4 20 377 219 158 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
Dave Ryan 23 KR/PR/TB 11 6 73 154 47.4% 965 6 3.9 17 11.0 88 6.3 2.1 13.2 87.7 41.1 0 0
Jim Callahan 26 tb 9 7 22 67 32.8% 359 2 3.0 7 10.4 56 5.4 1.3 16.3 39.9 22.1 0 0
Billy deCorrevont 28 wb 9 5 8 19 42.1% 155 2 10.5 2 10.5 70 8.2 5.5 19.4 17.2 66.7 0 0
Joel McCoy 26 10 0 6 18 33.3% 72 0 0.0 4 22.2 34 4.0 -6.0 12.0 7.2 6.9 0 0
Elmer Madarik 24 WB 10 6 7 14 50.0% 104 1 7.1 0 0.0 47 7.4 8.9 14.9 10.4 98.5 0 0
Bob Cifers 26 P 11 2 2 6 33.3% 24 0 0.0 1 16.7 26 4.0 -3.5 12.0 2.2 6.9 0 0
Jim Jones 26 2 0 0 4 0.0% 0 0 0.0 1 25.0 0 0.0 -11.3 0.0 0.0 0 0
Bob Westfall 27 fb 10 3 1 2 50.0% -5 0 0.0 1 50.0 -5 -2.5 -25.0 -5.0 -0.5 16.7 0 0
Chuck DeShane 28 BB 10 6 0 1 0.0% 0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 39.6 0 0
Mickey Sanzotta 25 b 10 2 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 11 119 286 41.6% 1674 11 3.8 33 11.5 88 5.9 1.4 14.1 152.2 34.4 0 0
Opp Total 11 123 249 49.4% 1975 20 8.0 13 5.2 7.9 7.19 16.1 179.5 81.3 0 0 7.9 7.2 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
Dave Ryan 23 KR/PR/TB 11 6 71 65 1 27 0.9 5.9 6.5 1 -5 -5.0 0 -5 0.1 -0.5 60 1 7
Camp Wilson 24 FB 10 5 64 207 3 15 3.2 20.7 6.4 7 62 8.9 0 26 0.7 6.2 269 3 6
Jim Callahan 26 tb 9 7 52 86 2 40 1.7 9.6 5.8 86 2 4
Bob Westfall 27 fb 10 3 28 54 1 9 1.9 5.4 2.8 17 142 8.4 0 24 1.7 14.2 196 1 0
Joel McCoy 26 10 0 19 -29 0 15 -1.5 -2.9 1.9 -29 0 2
Billy deCorrevont 28 wb 9 5 8 -32 0 -5 -4.0 -3.6 0.9 10 278 27.8 2 72 1.1 30.9 246 2 4
Elmer Madarik 24 WB 10 6 8 7 0 4 0.9 0.7 0.8 6 38 6.3 0 20 0.6 3.8 45 0 0
Bob Cifers 26 P 11 2 8 18 0 6 2.3 1.6 0.7 4 178 44.5 4 70 0.4 16.2 196 4 2
Mickey Sanzotta 25 b 10 2 6 72 0 51 12.0 7.2 0.6 2 19 9.5 0 14 0.2 1.9 91 0 1
Ivan Schottel 26 b 10 3 4 12 0 5 3.0 1.2 0.4 4 147 36.8 1 70 0.4 14.7 159 1 0
Jim Jones 26 2 0 3 3 0 4 1.0 1.5 1.5 3 0 0
Chuck DeShane 28 BB 10 6 2 3 0 2 1.5 0.3 0.2 2 13 6.5 0 13 0.2 1.3 16 0 0
Gene Spangler 24 6 0 1 1 0 1 1.0 0.2 0.2 1 0 0
John Greene 26 e 11 2 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 22 289 13.1 2 88 2.0 26.3 289 2 0
Jack Matheson 26 RE 11 10 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 17 178 10.5 0 33 1.5 16.2 178 0 0
Ted Cremer 27 LE 11 9 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 15 179 11.9 0 39 1.4 16.3 179 0 0
Ed Frutig 28 7 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 8 72 9.0 2 17 1.1 10.3 72 2 0
Ralph Jones 24 11 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 4 84 21.0 0 29 0.4 7.6 84 0 0
Team Total 25.0 11 274 467 7 51 1.7 42.5 24.9 119 1674 14.1 11 88 10.8 152.2 2141 18 26
Opp Total 11 481 1698 21 3.5 154.4 43.7 123 1975 16.1 20 11.2 179.5 3673 41 31

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
Dave Ryan 23 KR/PR/TB 11 6 7 57 0 18 8.1 16 332 0 51 20.8 449
Billy deCorrevont 28 wb 9 5 6 81 0 28 13.5 10 183 0 48 18.3 510
Jim Callahan 26 tb 9 7 6 71 0 22 11.8 8 174 0 28 21.8 331
Elmer Madarik 24 WB 10 6 5 71 0 21 14.2 5 131 0 40 26.2 247
Mickey Sanzotta 25 b 10 2 2 41 0 28 20.5 2 40 0 21 20.0 172
Gene Spangler 24 6 0 4 63 0 20 15.8 64
Bob Westfall 27 fb 10 3 4 58 0 20 14.5 254
Jim Jones 26 2 0 3 44 0 21 14.7 47
John Greene 26 e 11 2 2 29 0 18 14.5 318
Joel McCoy 26 10 0 1 8 0 8 8.0 1 7 0 7 7.0 -14
Bob Cifers 26 P 11 2 1 3 0 3 3.0 199
Ed Frutig 28 7 0 1 17 0 17 17.0 89
Jack Matheson 26 RE 11 10 1 17 0 17 17.0 195
Ivan Schottel 26 b 10 3 1 20 0 20 20.0 179
Camp Wilson 24 FB 10 5 1 12 0 12 12.0 281
Team Total 25.0 11 28 332 0 28 11.9 59 1127 0 51 19.1 3600
Opp Total 11 33 1365 0 41.4 28 601 0 21.5

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
Bob Cifers 26 P 11 2 30 1369 73 0 45.6
Camp Wilson 24 FB 10 5 22 868 69 1 39.5
Chuck DeShane 28 BB 10 6 1 0.0%% 10 10 100.0%%
Jack Helms K 7 0 4 3 75.0%% 6 4 66.7%%
Billy deCorrevont 28 wb 9 5 5 293 81 0 58.6
Ivan Schottel 26 b 10 3 5 208 60 0 41.6
Jim Callahan 26 tb 9 7 4 182 63 0 45.5
Damon Tassos 23 RG 11 10 1 0.0%% 3 3 100.0%%
Jim Jones 26 2 0 1 -9 -9 0 -9.0
Team Total 25.0 11 6 3 50.0%% 19 17 89.5%% 67 2911 81 1 43.4
Opp Total 11 15 8 53.3%% 41 38 92.7%% 52 2081 40.0

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
Dave Ryan 23 KR/PR/TB 11 6 4 105 0 44 0 0 7 4 16 1
Jim Callahan 26 tb 9 7 2 8 0 8 0 0 4 3 -37 0
Billy deCorrevont 28 wb 9 5 0 4 4 0 0
Camp Wilson 24 FB 10 5 0 6 0 0 0
Bob Cifers 26 P 11 2 0 2 2 3 0
Elmer Madarik 24 WB 10 6 3 75 0 31 0 0 0 1 5 0
Emil Uremovich 30 RT 11 6 0 0 4 24 0
Walt Vezmar 21 11 0 0 0 3 8 0
Leon Fichman 25 rt 11 5 0 0 2 2 0
Ed Frutig 28 7 0 0 0 2 -15 0
Joel McCoy 26 10 0 0 2 0 0 0
Russ Thomas 22 LT 11 9 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0
Chuck DeShane 28 BB 10 6 1 3 0 3 0
John Greene 26 e 11 2 0 0 1 0 0 1
Jack Matheson 26 RE 11 10 1 8 0 8 0
Mickey Sanzotta 25 b 10 2 0 1 0 0 0
Damon Tassos 23 RG 11 10 1 30 0 30 0
Lloyd Wickett 26 t 10 2 0 0 1 0 0
Team Total 25.0 11 13 230 0 44 0 0 26 28 6 1 1
Opp Total 11 31 15 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
Bob Cifers 26 P 11 2 4 4 24
Camp Wilson 24 FB 10 5 3 3 18
John Greene 26 e 11 2 2 2 1 14
Jack Helms K 7 0 4 3 13
Jim Callahan 26 tb 9 7 2 2 12
Billy deCorrevont 28 wb 9 5 2 2 12
Ed Frutig 28 7 0 2 2 12
Dave Ryan 23 KR/PR/TB 11 6 1 1 2 12
Chuck DeShane 28 BB 10 6 10 10
Ivan Schottel 26 b 10 3 1 1 6
Bob Westfall 27 fb 10 3 1 1 6
Damon Tassos 23 RG 11 10 3 3
Team Total 25.0 11 7 11 1 19 17 3 1 142
Opp Total 11 21 20 2 38 8 1 310

Touchdown Log

Rk Date Opp Result Quarter Dist Type
1 1946-09-29 @ CRD L, 14-34 3 70 pass Ivan Schottel 70 yard pass from Billy deCorrevont (Chuck DeShane kick)
2 1946-09-29 @ CRD L, 14-34 4 17 pass Ed Frutig 17 yard pass from Billy deCorrevont (Damon Tassos kick)
3 1946-10-06 @ WAS L, 16-17 2 32 pass Bob Cifers 32 yard pass from Dave Ryan (Damon Tassos kick)
4 1946-10-06 @ WAS L, 16-17 4 7 pass Ed Frutig 7 yard pass from Dave Ryan (Damon Tassos kick)
5 1946-10-13 CRD L, 14-36 3 6 rush Jim Callahan 6 yard rush (Chuck DeShane kick)
6 1946-10-13 CRD L, 14-36 4 3 rush Dave Ryan 3 yard rush (Chuck DeShane kick)
7 1946-10-20 @ RAM L, 14-35 3 1 rush Camp Wilson 1 yard rush (Chuck DeShane kick)
8 1946-10-20 @ RAM L, 14-35 3 56 pass Billy deCorrevont 56 yard pass from Jim Callahan (Chuck DeShane kick)
9 1946-10-27 @ GNB L, 7-10 2 36 fumble Dave Ryan 36 yard fumble return (Chuck DeShane kick)
10 1946-11-03 RAM L, 20-41 1 1 rush Camp Wilson 1 yard rush
11 1946-11-03 RAM L, 20-41 4 3 rush Jim Callahan 3 yard rush (Chuck DeShane kick)
12 1946-11-03 RAM L, 20-41 4 70 pass Bob Cifers 70 yard pass from Dave Ryan (Chuck DeShane kick)
13 1946-11-10 PIT W, 17-7 2 72 pass Billy deCorrevont 72 yard pass from Dave Ryan (Chuck DeShane kick)
14 1946-11-10 PIT W, 17-7 4 88 pass John Greene 88 yard pass from Dave Ryan (Chuck DeShane kick)
15 1946-11-24 @ CHI L, 6-42 1 47 pass Bob Cifers 47 yard pass from Elmer Madarik
16 1946-11-28 BOS L, 10-34 1 2 rush Bob Westfall 2 yard rush (Jack Helms kick)
17 1946-12-08 CHI L, 24-45 2 14 pass John Greene 14 yard pass from Dave Ryan (Jack Helms kick)
18 1946-12-08 CHI L, 24-45 3 29 pass Bob Cifers 29 yard pass from Jim Callahan (Jack Helms kick)
19 1946-12-08 CHI L, 24-45 4 1 rush Camp Wilson 1 yard rush (Jack Helms kick)

Opponent Touchdown Log

Rk Date Opp Result Quarter Dist Type
1 1946-09-29 @ CRD W, 34-14 1 1 rush Pat Harder 1 yard rush (Ward Cuff kick)
2 1946-09-29 @ CRD W, 34-14 2 6 rush Jimmy Strausbaugh 6 yard rush (Ward Cuff kick)
3 1946-09-29 @ CRD W, 34-14 2 59 pass Mal Kutner 59 yard pass from Ray Mallouf (Ward Cuff kick)
4 1946-09-29 @ CRD W, 34-14 2 15 pass Billy Dewell 15 yard pass from Paul Christman (Ward Cuff kick)
5 1946-10-06 @ WAS W, 17-16 2 30 pass Eddie Saenz 30 yard pass from Sammy Baugh (Dick Poillon kick)
6 1946-10-06 @ WAS W, 17-16 3 41 pass Jim Gaffney 41 yard pass from Sammy Baugh (Dick Poillon kick)
7 1946-10-13 CRD W, 36-14 1 25 pass Billy Dewell 25 yard pass from Paul Christman (Ward Cuff kick)
8 1946-10-13 CRD W, 36-14 2 53 pass Billy Dewell 53 yard pass from Paul Christman
9 1946-10-13 CRD W, 36-14 2 2 rush Paul Christman 2 yard rush (Ward Cuff kick)
10 1946-10-13 CRD W, 36-14 2 17 pass Ward Cuff 17 yard pass from Paul Christman (Ward Cuff kick)
11 1946-10-13 CRD W, 36-14 3 9 pass Pop Ivy 9 yard pass from Paul Christman (Ward Cuff kick)
12 1946-10-20 @ RAM W, 35-14 1 11 rush Fred Gehrke 11 yard rush (Bob Waterfield kick)
13 1946-10-20 @ RAM W, 35-14 2 45 pass Tom Harmon 45 yard pass from Bob Waterfield (Bob Waterfield kick)
14 1946-10-20 @ RAM W, 35-14 2 3 pass Bob Shaw 3 yard pass from Jim Hardy (Bob Waterfield kick)
15 1946-10-20 @ RAM W, 35-14 3 34 pass Jim Benton 34 yard pass from Bob Waterfield (Bob Waterfield kick)
16 1946-10-20 @ RAM W, 35-14 4 3 rush Kenny Washington 3 yard rush (Bob Waterfield kick)
17 1946-10-27 @ GNB W, 10-7 3 2 rush Walt Schlinkman 2 yard rush (Roy McKay kick)
18 1946-11-03 RAM W, 41-20 2 29 rush Fred Gehrke 29 yard rush (Bob Waterfield kick)
19 1946-11-03 RAM W, 41-20 2 fumble Len Levy yard fumble return (Bob Waterfield kick)
20 1946-11-03 RAM W, 41-20 3 28 pass Bob Shaw 28 yard pass from Bob Waterfield (Bob Waterfield kick)
21 1946-11-03 RAM W, 41-20 4 27 pass Jim Benton 27 yard pass from Bob Waterfield (Bob Waterfield kick)
22 1946-11-03 RAM W, 41-20 4 1 rush Bob Waterfield 1 yard rush (Bob Waterfield kick)
23 1946-11-10 PIT L, 7-17 4 12 rush Bill Dutton 12 yard rush (Bill Dudley kick)
24 1946-11-17 GNB W, 9-0 4 1 rush Ted Fritsch 1 yard rush
25 1946-11-24 @ CHI W, 42-6 2 67 fumble Hugh Gallarneau 67 yard fumble return (Frank Maznicki kick)
26 1946-11-24 @ CHI W, 42-6 2 1 rush Lloyd Reese 1 yard rush (Frank Maznicki kick)
27 1946-11-24 @ CHI W, 42-6 3 1 rush Bill Osmanski 1 yard rush (Frank Maznicki kick)
28 1946-11-24 @ CHI W, 42-6 3 25 pass George McAfee 25 yard pass from Sid Luckman (Frank Maznicki kick)
29 1946-11-24 @ CHI W, 42-6 3 1 rush Dick Schweidler 1 yard rush (Frank Maznicki kick)
30 1946-11-24 @ CHI W, 42-6 4 12 rush Lloyd Reese 12 yard rush (Frank Maznicki kick)
31 1946-11-28 BOS W, 34-10 1 21 pass Bob Davis 21 yard pass from Paul Governali (Nick Scollard kick)
32 1946-11-28 BOS W, 34-10 2 1 rush Gary Famiglietti 1 yard rush (Nick Scollard kick)
33 1946-11-28 BOS W, 34-10 3 24 pass Don Currivan 24 yard pass from Paul Governali
34 1946-11-28 BOS W, 34-10 4 3 pass Hal Crisler 3 yard pass from Paul Governali (Nick Scollard kick)
35 1946-11-28 BOS W, 34-10 4 35 rush Abe Karnofsky 35 yard rush (Nick Scollard kick)
36 1946-12-08 CHI W, 45-24 1 12 rush Bill Osmanski 12 yard rush (Frank Maznicki kick)
37 1946-12-08 CHI W, 45-24 1 21 pass George McAfee 21 yard pass from Sid Luckman (Frank Maznicki kick)
38 1946-12-08 CHI W, 45-24 2 41 pass Jim Keane 41 yard pass from Sid Luckman (Frank Maznicki kick)
39 1946-12-08 CHI W, 45-24 2 10 rush Bill Osmanski 10 yard rush (Frank Maznicki kick)
40 1946-12-08 CHI W, 45-24 3 21 rush Hugh Gallarneau 21 yard rush (Frank Maznicki kick)
41 1946-12-08 CHI W, 45-24 3 20 pass Ed Sprinkle 20 yard pass from Tom Farris (Frank Maznicki kick)