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1947 Detroit Lions

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3-9-0, Finished 5th in NFL West Division  · 1947 NFL Season Summary

Scored 231 points (19.2/g), 8th of 10 in the NFL. Allowed 305 points (25.4/g), 8th.
 Differential of -74 points (-6.2/g), 8th.  Expected W-L: 4.1-7.9.

Coach: Gus Dorais (3-9-0)

Stadium: Briggs Stadium
 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 231 3680 681 5.4 52 18 19 189 167 348 2446 23 34 7.0 93 333 1234 6 3.7 77
Team Defense 305 4405 771 5.7 43 18 18 220 156 310 2430 21 25 7.8 106 461 1975 18 4.3 96
Lg Rank Offense 8 7 9 7 7 3 4 3 9 5 10 8 9 7
Lg Rank Defense 8 10 6 4 10 7 9 9 6 9 9 9 7 9

Team Games & Schedule

Week Day Date OT Rec Opp Tm Opp 1stD TotYd PassY RushY TO 1stD TotYd PassY RushY TO
1 Sun September 21 boxscore L 0-1 @ Pittsburgh Steelers 10 17 14 278 165 113 5 14 283 194 89 6
1 Sun September 28 boxscore L 0-2 @ Chicago Cardinals 21 45 20 315 167 148 4 26 564 430 134 2
2 Sun October 5 boxscore W 1-2 @ Boston Yanks 21 7 11 260 161 99 3 13 280 161 119 5
4 Sun October 12 boxscore L 1-3 Los Angeles Rams 13 27 17 383 285 98 4 19 406 110 296 4
4 Sun October 19 boxscore L 1-4 @ Chicago Bears 24 33 21 371 262 109 4 21 460 354 106 3
5 Sun October 26 boxscore L 1-5 @ Green Bay Packers 17 34 17 230 88 142 3 23 485 119 366 2
7 Sun November 2 boxscore W 2-5 New York Giants 35 7 15 344 278 66 4 17 403 283 120 4
8 Sun November 9 boxscore L 2-6 Chicago Cardinals 7 17 11 198 92 106 6 11 246 74 172 3
9 Sun November 16 boxscore W 3-6 Washington Redskins 38 21 18 455 317 138 3 22 366 256 110 3
9 Sun November 23 boxscore L 3-7 @ Los Angeles Rams 17 28 18 292 197 95 6 9 186 89 97 6
11 Thu November 27 boxscore L 3-8 Chicago Bears 14 34 13 272 237 35 4 23 437 253 184 4
12 Sun December 7 boxscore L 3-9 Green Bay Packers 14 35 14 282 197 85 6 22 289 107 182 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
Clyde LeForce 24 qb 9 2 94 175 53.7 1384 13 7.4 20 11.4 79 7.9 4.3 14.7 153.8 65.0 0 0
Roy Zimmerman 29 K/P/QB 12 7 57 138 41.3 867 7 5.1 9 6.5 53 6.3 4.4 15.2 72.3 52.4 0 0
Joe Margucci 26 hb 11 4 13 31 41.9 171 1 3.2 5 16.1 39 5.5 -1.1 13.2 15.5 31.2 0 0
Bill Dudley 28 KR/LH/PR 9 8 3 4 75.0 24 2 50.0 0 0.0 11 6.0 16.0 8.0 2.7 129.2 0 0
Team Total 25.8 12 167 348 48.0 2446 23 6.6 34 9.8 79 7.0 4.0 14.6 203.8 53.8 0 0
Opp Total 12 156 310 50.3 2430 21 6.8 25 8.1 7.8 5.56 15.6 202.5 65.7 0 0 7.8 5.6 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
Camp Wilson 25 FB 12 7 89 412 0 48 4.6 34.3 7.4 5 96 19.2 0 38 0.4 8.0 508 0 2
Bill Dudley 28 KR/LH/PR 9 8 80 302 2 28 3.8 33.6 8.9 27 375 13.9 7 64 3.0 41.7 677 9 4
Bob Westfall 28 fb 12 3 34 132 1 18 3.9 11.0 2.8 2 19 9.5 0 14 0.2 1.6 151 1 1
Joe Margucci 26 hb 11 4 26 97 1 26 3.7 8.8 2.4 10 125 12.5 1 79 0.9 11.4 222 2 1
Bob Wiese 24 b 12 2 20 61 0 21 3.1 5.1 1.7 5 53 10.6 0 24 0.4 4.4 114 0 2
Elmer Madarik 25 RH 8 5 19 29 1 9 1.5 3.6 2.4 4 75 18.8 0 26 0.5 9.4 104 1 0
Clyde LeForce 24 qb 9 2 18 143 0 32 7.9 15.9 2.0 143 0 7
Pete Kmetovic 28 hb 11 1 14 23 0 6 1.6 2.1 1.3 6 143 23.8 2 53 0.5 13.0 166 2 0
Roy Zimmerman 29 K/P/QB 12 7 13 28 1 10 2.2 2.3 1.1 28 1 8
Joe Watt 28 hb 8 4 11 7 0 7 0.6 0.9 1.4 4 104 26.0 2 75 0.5 13.0 111 2 0
Ken Reese 26 4 0 3 1 0 5 0.3 0.3 0.8 1 0 0
Bill Hillman 26 2 0 2 0 0 4 0.0 0.0 1.0 1 25 25.0 0 25 0.5 12.5 25 0 0
Tommy James 24 2 0 2 -1 0 2 -0.5 -0.5 1.0 -1 0 0
Bob DeFruiter 29 hb 8 2 1 -2 0 -2 -2.0 -0.3 0.1 -2 0 0
Bill O'Brien 23 hb 9 1 1 2 0 2 2.0 0.2 0.1 2 0 0
John Greene 27 LE 12 6 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 38 621 16.3 5 47 3.2 51.8 621 5 1
Kelley Mote 24 e 12 1 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 16 180 11.3 1 46 1.3 15.0 180 1 1
Cecil Souders 26 e 11 4 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 15 184 12.3 1 34 1.4 16.7 184 1 0
Ted Cremer 28 RE 12 10 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 13 117 9.0 1 32 1.1 9.8 117 1 0
Ralph Heywood 26 e 12 1 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 13 198 15.2 2 39 1.1 16.5 198 2 2
Ted Cook 25 le 11 5 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 7 111 15.9 1 29 0.6 10.1 111 1 0
Steve Sucic 26 5 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 1 20 20.0 0 20 0.2 4.0 20 0 0
Team Total 25.8 12 333 1234 6 48 3.7 102.8 27.8 167 2446 14.6 23 79 13.9 203.8 3680 29 29
Opp Total 12 461 1975 18 4.3 164.6 38.4 156 2430 15.6 21 13.0 202.5 4405 39 23

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
Bill Dudley 28 KR/LH/PR 9 8 11 182 1 84 16.5 15 359 0 78 23.9 1218
Joe Watt 28 hb 8 4 8 115 0 28 14.4 4 68 0 24 17.0 294
Clyde LeForce 24 qb 9 2 6 78 0 36 13.0 4 98 0 36 24.5 319
Pete Kmetovic 28 hb 11 1 3 26 0 19 8.7 4 62 0 29 15.5 254
Joe Margucci 26 hb 11 4 2 23 0 13 11.5 5 94 0 23 18.8 339
Elmer Madarik 25 RH 8 5 1 7 0 7 7.0 3 49 0 19 16.3 160
Ted Cook 25 le 11 5 1 10 0 10 10.0 2 14 0 7 7.0 135
Camp Wilson 25 FB 12 7 3 46 0 18 15.3 554
John Greene 27 LE 12 6 2 19 0 10 9.5 640
Ken Reese 26 4 0 2 40 0 25 20.0 41
Bob Westfall 28 fb 12 3 2 27 0 21 13.5 178
Bill Hillman 26 2 0 1 15 0 15 15.0 40
Tommy James 24 2 0 1 2 0 2 2.0 1
Kelley Mote 24 e 12 1 1 17 0 17 17.0 197
Merv Pregulman 25 C 12 9 1 9 0 9 9.0 9
Steve Sucic 26 5 0 1 18 0 18 18.0 38
Frank Szymanski 24 c 12 3 1 0 0 0 0.0 0
Team Total 25.8 12 34 452 1 84 13.3 50 926 0 78 18.5 5058
Opp Total 12 39 1955 1 50.1 45 929 0 20.6

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
Roy Zimmerman 29 K/P/QB 12 7 11 5 45.5% 31 30 96.8% 49 2078 62 1 42.4
Bill Dudley 28 KR/LH/PR 9 8 15 657 62 0 43.8
Bob Wiese 24 b 12 2 1 61 61 0 61.0
Team Total 25.8 12 11 5 45.5% 31 30 96.8% 65 2796 62 1 43.0
Opp Total 12 15 5 33.3% 42 38 90.5% 55 2314 42.1

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
Clyde LeForce 24 qb 9 2 3 13 0 10 0 0 7 2 0 0
Bill Dudley 28 KR/LH/PR 9 8 5 104 1 41 0 0 4 2 0 0
Bob Wiese 24 b 12 2 5 54 0 19 0 0 2 3 0 0
Roy Zimmerman 29 K/P/QB 12 7 0 8 1 0 0
Bob DeFruiter 29 hb 8 2 3 8 0 7 0 0 0 1 0 0
Kelley Mote 24 e 12 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 0
Merv Pregulman 25 C 12 9 2 9 0 9 0 0 0 2 0 0
Ralph Heywood 26 e 12 1 0 2 1 0 0
Camp Wilson 25 FB 12 7 0 2 1 4 0
Ben Chase 24 11 0 0 0 2 0 0
Ted Cook 25 le 11 5 2 0 0 0 0
Jack Dugger 24 t 12 3 1 6 0 6 0 0 0 1 0 0
Ed Stacco 22 10 0 0 0 2 0 0
Frank Szymanski 24 c 12 3 0 0 2 0 0
Bill Ward 26 g 4 2 0 0 2 0 0
Joe Watt 28 hb 8 4 2 32 0 25 0
Bob Westfall 28 fb 12 3 0 1 1 0 0
Stan Batinski 30 LG 12 9 0 0 1 0 0
Chuck DeShane 29 RG 11 10 0 0 1 0 0
John Greene 27 LE 12 6 0 1 0 0 0
Elmer Madarik 25 RH 8 5 0 0 1 0 0
Joe Margucci 26 hb 11 4 0 1 0 0 0
Cecil Souders 26 e 11 4 0 0 1 0 0
Dick Stovall 25 11 0 1 0 0 0 0
Team Total 25.8 12 25 226 1 41 0 0 29 29 4 0
Opp Total 12 23 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
Bill Dudley 28 KR/LH/PR 9 8 2 7 1 1 11 66
Roy Zimmerman 29 K/P/QB 12 7 1 1 30 5 51
John Greene 27 LE 12 6 5 5 30
Ralph Heywood 26 e 12 1 2 2 12
Pete Kmetovic 28 hb 11 1 2 2 12
Joe Margucci 26 hb 11 4 1 1 2 12
Joe Watt 28 hb 8 4 2 2 12
Ted Cook 25 le 11 5 1 1 6
Ted Cremer 28 RE 12 10 1 1 6
Elmer Madarik 25 RH 8 5 1 1 6
Kelley Mote 24 e 12 1 1 1 6
Cecil Souders 26 e 11 4 1 1 6
Bob Westfall 28 fb 12 3 1 1 6
Team Total 25.8 12 6 23 1 1 31 30 5 231
Opp Total 12 18 21 1 1 2 38 5 305