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1946 Detroit Lions

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1-10-0, 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
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 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

Week 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

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
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

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
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

Punt Returns Kick Returns
No. 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

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
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

Def Interceptions Fumbles Tackles
No. 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

No. 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