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1948 Detroit Lions

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2-10-0, Finished 5th in NFL West Division  · 1948 NFL Season Summary

Scored 200 points (16.7/g), 7th of 10 in the NFL. Allowed 407 points (33.9/g), 10th.
 Differential of -207 points (-17.2/g), 10th.  Expected W-L: 1.9-10.1.

Coach: Bo McMillin (2-10-0)

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

Team Info

Partial Owner/VP Edwin Anderson
Partial Owner/President Lyle Fife
Head Coach/General Manager Bo McMillin

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 200 3648 713 5.1 46 20 11 187 151 324 2288 20 26 7.1 92 389 1360 7 3.5 84
Team Defense 407 4558 797 5.7 33 19 15 253 161 302 2176 25 14 7.2 103 495 2382 27 4.8 135
Lg Rank Offense 7 7 7 7 8 4 4 7 6 4 8 8 9 8
Lg Rank Defense 10 8 9 4 10 4 7 8 9 8 8 10 10 10

Team Games & Schedule

W# Day Date OT Rec Opp Tm Opp 1stD TotYd PassY RushY TO 1stD TotYd PassY RushY TO
1 Wed September 22 boxscore L 0-1 @ Los Angeles Rams 7 44 14 276 168 108 7 23 407 191 216 4
3 Sun October 3 boxscore L 0-2 @ Green Bay Packers 21 33 14 212 148 64 2 23 423 155 268 1
3 Sat October 9 boxscore L 0-3 Boston Yanks 14 17 27 460 284 176 3 9 184 40 144 2
4 Sun October 17 boxscore L 0-4 @ Chicago Bears 0 28 5 109 76 33 4 21 397 138 259 5
5 Sun October 24 boxscore L 0-5 Los Angeles Rams 27 34 16 290 224 66 6 19 385 264 121 2
6 Sun October 31 boxscore W 1-5 Green Bay Packers 24 20 17 383 175 208 5 17 306 147 159 4
7 Sun November 7 boxscore L 1-6 @ Chicago Cardinals 20 56 15 357 252 105 3 23 484 251 233 3
8 Sun November 14 boxscore L 1-7 @ Washington Redskins 21 46 16 321 199 122 6 29 450 266 184 4
9 Sun November 21 boxscore W 2-7 Pittsburgh Steelers 17 14 11 192 68 124 22 288 86 202 5
10 Thu November 25 boxscore L 2-8 Chicago Cardinals 14 28 19 370 186 184 4 10 263 159 104
11 Sun December 5 boxscore L 2-9 Chicago Bears 14 42 13 266 170 96 3 29 451 221 230 3
12 Sun December 12 boxscore L 2-10 @ Philadelphia Eagles 21 45 20 412 338 74 3 28 520 258 262

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
Fred Enke 24 QB 12 10 100 221 45.2% 1328 11 5.0 17 7.7 51 6.0 3.5 13.3 110.7 49.4 0 0
Clyde LeForce 25 qb 12 2 50 101 49.5% 912 9 8.9 8 7.9 83 9.0 7.2 18.2 76.0 77.7 0 0
Bill Dudley 29 LH 7 4 0 1 0.0% 0 0 0.0 1 100.0 0 0.0 -45.0 0.0 0.0 0 0
Charley Sarratt 26 qb 8 1 1 1 100.0% 48 0 0.0 0 0.0 48 48.0 48.0 48.0 6.0 118.7 0 0
Team Total 26.3 12 151 324 46.6% 2288 20 6.2 26 8.0 83 7.1 4.7 15.2 190.7 57.5 0 0
Opp Total 12 161 302 53.3% 2176 25 8.3 14 4.6 7.2 6.77 13.5 181.3 84.8 0 0 7.2 6.8 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
Camp Wilson 26 FB 11 6 157 612 2 38 3.9 55.6 14.3 2 9 4.5 0 6 0.2 0.8 621 2 6
Fred Enke 24 QB 12 10 74 365 0 41 4.9 30.4 6.2 1 6 6.0 0 6 0.1 0.5 371 0 8
Joe Margucci 27 PR/RH 11 5 34 14 3 10 0.4 1.3 3.1 36 450 12.5 2 55 3.3 40.9 464 5 4
Bill Dudley 29 LH 7 4 33 97 0 11 2.9 13.9 4.7 20 210 10.5 6 22 2.9 30.0 307 6 6
Clyde LeForce 25 qb 12 2 28 86 1 18 3.1 7.2 2.3 8 122 15.3 3 44 0.7 10.2 208 4 3
Joe Watt 29 KR/rh 12 5 20 54 0 10 2.7 4.5 1.7 2 29 14.5 0 24 0.2 2.4 83 0 1
Paul Sarringhaus 28 hb 5 2 19 38 0 7 2.0 7.6 3.8 1 -1 -1.0 0 -1 0.2 -0.2 37 0 0
Bob Mann 24 12 0 6 46 0 23 7.7 3.8 0.5 33 560 17.0 3 45 2.8 46.7 606 3 4
Steve Sucic 27 hb 3 2 6 20 0 8 3.3 6.7 2.0 20 0 0
Charley Sarratt 26 qb 8 1 3 3 0 3 1.0 0.4 0.4 1 3 3.0 0 3 0.1 0.4 6 0 0
Mel Groomes 21 hb 6 1 2 1 0 7 0.5 0.2 0.3 2 18 9.0 0 10 0.3 3.0 19 0 1
Jim Gillette 31 hb 10 2 2 3 0 2 1.5 0.3 0.2 1 8 8.0 0 8 0.1 0.8 11 0 0
Elmer Madarik 26 hb 3 1 2 7 0 5 3.5 2.3 0.7 7 0 0
George Grimes 26 P 9 2 1 8 0 8 8.0 0.9 0.1 1 17 17.0 1 17 0.1 1.9 25 1 1
Andy Dudish 27 4 0 1 5 0 5 5.0 1.3 0.3 5 0 0
Ken Roskie 28 fb 7 4 1 1 0 1 1.0 0.1 0.1 1 0 1
John Greene 28 re 12 5 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 25 595 23.8 5 83 2.1 49.6 595 5 0
Kelley Mote 25 LE 12 10 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 13 212 16.3 0 28 1.1 17.7 212 0 0
Ralph Heywood 27 2 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 3 31 10.3 0 0 1.5 15.5 31 0 0
Cecil Souders 27 RE 12 6 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 2 19 9.5 0 11 0.2 1.6 19 0 0
Team Total 26.3 12 389 1360 6 41 3.5 113.3 32.4 151 2288 15.2 20 83 12.6 190.7 3648 26 35
Opp Total 12 495 2382 27 4.8 198.5 41.3 161 2176 13.5 25 13.4 181.3 4558 52 29

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
Joe Margucci 27 PR/RH 11 5 10 100 0 22 10.0 10 199 0 37 19.9 763
Joe Watt 29 KR/rh 12 5 8 87 0 18 10.9 12 180 0 25 15.0 350
Bill Dudley 29 LH 7 4 8 67 0 18 8.4 10 204 0 47 20.4 578
Camp Wilson 26 FB 11 6 10 248 0 36 24.8 869
Fred Enke 24 QB 12 10 5 76 0 48 15.2 447
Paul Sarringhaus 28 hb 5 2 5 95 0 23 19.0 132
Andy Dudish 27 4 0 2 10 0 5 5.0 2 38 0 30 19.0 53
Kelley Mote 25 LE 12 10 3 27 0 18 9.0 239
Jim Gillette 31 hb 10 2 2 10 0 5 5.0 21
Clyde LeForce 25 qb 12 2 1 9 0 9 9.0 1 10 0 10 10.0 227
John Greene 28 re 12 5 1 11 0 11 11.0 606
George Grimes 26 P 9 2 1 4 0 4 4.0 29
Elmer Madarik 26 hb 3 1 1 20 0 20 20.0 27
Bob Mann 24 12 0 1 16 0 16 16.0 622
Ken Roskie 28 fb 7 4 1 30 0 30 30.0 31
Charley Sarratt 26 qb 8 1 1 2 0 2 2.0 8
Team Total 26.3 12 33 289 0 22 8.8 62 1154 0 48 18.6 5091
Opp Total 12 32 1939 1 60.6 39 908 0 23.3

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
Merv Pregulman 26 C/K 12 8 6 2 33.3%% 27 26 96.3%%
George Grimes 26 P 9 2 1 0.0%% 28 1006 56 1 35.9
Bill Dudley 29 LH 7 4 23 825 68 0 35.9
Ralph Heywood 27 2 0 11 372 0 0 33.8
Charley Sarratt 26 qb 8 1 5 166 43 0 33.2
Team Total 26.3 12 6 2 33.3%% 28 26 92.9%% 67 2369 68 1 35.4
Opp Total 12 16 6 37.5%% 56 51 91.1%% 56 2261 40.4

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
Fred Enke 24 QB 12 10 0 8 5 0 0
Bill Dudley 29 LH 7 4 1 3 0 3 0 0 6 4 28 1
Camp Wilson 26 FB 11 6 0 6 2 -2 0
Bob Mann 24 12 0 0 4 3 0 0
Jim Gillette 31 hb 10 2 6 17 0 10 0
Joe Watt 29 KR/rh 12 5 4 39 0 22 0 0 1 1 0 0
Clyde LeForce 25 qb 12 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 3 1 0 0
Joe Margucci 27 PR/RH 11 5 0 4 1 0 0
George Grimes 26 P 9 2 1 26 0 26 0 0 1 1 2 0
Merv Pregulman 26 C/K 12 8 1 6 0 6 0 0 0 2 0 0
Ken Roskie 28 fb 7 4 0 1 2 0 0
Dale Hansen 27 t 12 2 0 0 2 18 0
Roger Harding 25 c 11 4 0 0 2 0 0
Cecil Souders 27 RE 12 6 0 0 2 0 0
Les Bingaman 22 12 0 0 0 1 0 0
Paul Briggs 28 t 12 2 0 0 1 0 0
Larry Ellis 26 lb 4 1 0 0 1 0 0
Mel Groomes 21 hb 6 1 0 1 0 0 0
Kelley Mote 25 LE 12 10 0 0 1 0 0
Russ Thomas 24 LT 12 5 0 0 1 0 0
Bob Wiese 25 b 4 1 0 0 1 5 0
Team Total 26.3 12 14 91 0 26 0 0 35 34 51 1
Opp Total 12 29 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
Bill Dudley 29 LH 7 4 6 1 7 42
Merv Pregulman 26 C/K 12 8 26 2 32
John Greene 28 re 12 5 5 5 30
Clyde LeForce 25 qb 12 2 1 3 1 5 30
Joe Margucci 27 PR/RH 11 5 3 2 5 30
Bob Mann 24 12 0 3 3 18
Camp Wilson 26 FB 11 6 2 2 12
George Grimes 26 P 9 2 1 1 6
Team Total 26.3 12 6 20 1 1 28 26 2 200
Opp Total 12 27 25 1 1 2 51 6 1 407

Touchdown Log

Rk Date Opp Result Quarter Dist Type
1 1948-09-22 @ RAM L, 7-44 3 32 pass Joe Margucci 32 yard pass from Fred Enke (Merv Pregulman kick)
2 1948-10-03 @ GNB L, 21-33 1 19 pass Clyde LeForce 19 yard pass from Fred Enke (Merv Pregulman kick)
3 1948-10-03 @ GNB L, 21-33 4 4 rush Joe Margucci 4 yard rush (Merv Pregulman kick)
4 1948-10-03 @ GNB L, 21-33 4 17 rush Clyde LeForce 17 yard rush (Merv Pregulman kick)
5 1948-10-09 BOS L, 14-17 4 pass Clyde LeForce yard pass from Fred Enke (Merv Pregulman kick)
6 1948-10-09 BOS L, 14-17 4 rush Camp Wilson yard rush (Merv Pregulman kick)
7 1948-10-24 RAM L, 27-34 2 14 pass Bill Dudley 14 yard pass from Clyde LeForce (Merv Pregulman kick)
8 1948-10-24 RAM L, 27-34 2 27 pass John Greene 27 yard pass from Clyde LeForce (Merv Pregulman kick)
9 1948-10-24 RAM L, 27-34 2 42 pass Bob Mann 42 yard pass from Clyde LeForce (Merv Pregulman kick)
10 1948-10-24 RAM L, 27-34 4 17 pass George Grimes 17 yard pass from Fred Enke
11 1948-10-31 GNB W, 24-20 2 7 pass Bob Mann 7 yard pass from Fred Enke (Merv Pregulman kick)
12 1948-10-31 GNB W, 24-20 3 55 pass Joe Margucci 55 yard pass from Clyde LeForce (Merv Pregulman kick)
13 1948-10-31 GNB W, 24-20 4 33 rush Clyde LeForce 33 yard rush (Merv Pregulman kick)
14 1948-11-07 @ CRD L, 20-56 1 26 pass Clyde LeForce 26 yard pass from Fred Enke
15 1948-11-07 @ CRD L, 20-56 2 1 rush Joe Margucci 1 yard rush (Merv Pregulman kick)
16 1948-11-07 @ CRD L, 20-56 4 51 pass John Greene 51 yard pass from Fred Enke (Merv Pregulman kick)
17 1948-11-14 @ WAS L, 21-46 1 2 rush Camp Wilson 2 yard rush (Merv Pregulman kick)
18 1948-11-14 @ WAS L, 21-46 2 2 rush Joe Margucci 2 yard rush (Merv Pregulman kick)
19 1948-11-14 @ WAS L, 21-46 4 13 pass Bill Dudley 13 yard pass from Fred Enke (Merv Pregulman kick)
20 1948-11-21 PIT W, 17-14 2 19 pass Bill Dudley 19 yard pass from Fred Enke (Merv Pregulman kick)
21 1948-11-21 PIT W, 17-14 4 28 fumble Bill Dudley 28 yard fumble return (Merv Pregulman kick)
22 1948-11-25 CRD L, 14-28 1 25 pass John Greene 25 yard pass from Fred Enke (Merv Pregulman kick)
23 1948-11-25 CRD L, 14-28 4 15 pass Bill Dudley 15 yard pass from Clyde LeForce (Merv Pregulman kick)
24 1948-12-05 CHI L, 14-42 3 24 pass Bob Mann 24 yard pass from Clyde LeForce (Merv Pregulman kick)
25 1948-12-05 CHI L, 14-42 4 20 pass John Greene 20 yard pass from Fred Enke (Merv Pregulman kick)
26 1948-12-12 @ PHI L, 21-45 2 4 pass Bill Dudley 4 yard pass from Clyde LeForce (Merv Pregulman kick)
27 1948-12-12 @ PHI L, 21-45 3 10 pass Bill Dudley 10 yard pass from Clyde LeForce (Merv Pregulman kick)
28 1948-12-12 @ PHI L, 21-45 4 38 pass John Greene 38 yard pass from Clyde LeForce (Merv Pregulman kick)

Opponent Touchdown Log

Rk Date Opp Result Quarter Dist Type
1 1948-09-22 @ RAM W, 44-7 1 2 rush Bob Hoffman 2 yard rush (Bob Waterfield kick)
2 1948-09-22 @ RAM W, 44-7 2 1 rush Bob Hoffman 1 yard rush (Bob Waterfield kick)
3 1948-09-22 @ RAM W, 44-7 2 28 rush Fred Gehrke 28 yard rush (Bob Waterfield kick)
4 1948-09-22 @ RAM W, 44-7 4 16 pass Red Hickey 16 yard pass from Jim Hardy (Bob Waterfield kick)
5 1948-09-22 @ RAM W, 44-7 4 4 pass Tom Fears 4 yard pass from Jim Hardy (Bob Waterfield kick)
6 1948-09-22 @ RAM W, 44-7 4 35 interception Tom Fears 35 yard interception return
7 1948-10-03 @ GNB W, 33-21 2 23 pass Clyde Goodnight 23 yard pass from Jack Jacobs (Ed Cody kick)
8 1948-10-03 @ GNB W, 33-21 2 1 rush Walt Schlinkman 1 yard rush
9 1948-10-03 @ GNB W, 33-21 3 1 rush Jack Jacobs 1 yard rush (Ted Fritsch kick)
10 1948-10-03 @ GNB W, 33-21 4 5 rush Tony Canadeo 5 yard rush (Ed Cody kick)
11 1948-10-09 BOS W, 17-14 1 13 pass Bill Paschal 13 yard pass from Jim Youel (Roy Zimmerman kick)
12 1948-10-09 BOS W, 17-14 2 40 interception Joe Golding 40 yard interception return (Roy Zimmerman kick)
13 1948-10-17 @ CHI W, 28-0 1 6 pass Ken Kavanaugh 6 yard pass from Sid Luckman (Johnny Lujack kick)
14 1948-10-17 @ CHI W, 28-0 2 66 rush Don Kindt 66 yard rush (Johnny Lujack kick)
15 1948-10-17 @ CHI W, 28-0 4 4 rush George Gulyanics 4 yard rush (Johnny Lujack kick)
16 1948-10-17 @ CHI W, 28-0 4 1 rush Joe Osmanski 1 yard rush (Johnny Lujack kick)
17 1948-10-24 RAM W, 34-27 3 10 rush Gerry Cowhig 10 yard rush (Bob Waterfield kick)
18 1948-10-24 RAM W, 34-27 3 16 pass Tom Keane 16 yard pass from Jim Hardy
19 1948-10-24 RAM W, 34-27 4 10 pass Tom Keane 10 yard pass from Jim Hardy (Bob Waterfield kick)
20 1948-10-24 RAM W, 34-27 4 2 rush Gerry Cowhig 2 yard rush (Bob Waterfield kick)
21 1948-10-24 RAM W, 34-27 4 1 rush Bob Hoffman 1 yard rush (Bob Waterfield kick)
22 1948-10-31 GNB L, 20-24 1 6 fumble Ted Fritsch 6 yard fumble return (Ed Cody kick)
23 1948-10-31 GNB L, 20-24 2 9 rush Tony Canadeo 9 yard rush (Ed Cody kick)
24 1948-10-31 GNB L, 20-24 4 50 pass Ralph Earhart 50 yard pass from Irv Comp
25 1948-11-07 @ CRD W, 56-20 1 63 rush Elmer Angsman 63 yard rush (Pat Harder kick)
26 1948-11-07 @ CRD W, 56-20 2 1 rush Elmer Angsman 1 yard rush (Pat Harder kick)
27 1948-11-07 @ CRD W, 56-20 2 31 pass Charlie Trippi 31 yard pass from Paul Christman (Pat Harder kick)
28 1948-11-07 @ CRD W, 56-20 2 38 pass Elmer Angsman 38 yard pass from Paul Christman (Pat Harder kick)
29 1948-11-07 @ CRD W, 56-20 3 71 pass Mal Kutner 71 yard pass from Paul Christman (Pat Harder kick)
30 1948-11-07 @ CRD W, 56-20 4 1 rush Charlie Trippi 1 yard rush (Pat Harder kick)
31 1948-11-07 @ CRD W, 56-20 4 2 pass Billy Dewell 2 yard pass from Charley Eikenberg (Pat Harder kick)
32 1948-11-07 @ CRD W, 56-20 4 50 rush Charlie Trippi 50 yard rush (Pat Harder kick)
33 1948-11-14 @ WAS W, 46-21 3 6 pass Dick Todd 6 yard pass from Sammy Baugh (Dick Poillon kick)
34 1948-11-14 @ WAS W, 46-21 3 1 rush Ed Quirk 1 yard rush (Dick Poillon kick)
35 1948-11-14 @ WAS W, 46-21 4 4 rush Ed Quirk 4 yard rush (Dick Poillon kick)
36 1948-11-14 @ WAS W, 46-21 4 12 pass Dick Todd 12 yard pass from Sammy Baugh (Dick Poillon kick)
37 1948-11-14 @ WAS W, 46-21 4 46 pass Tom Farmer 46 yard pass from Sammy Baugh
38 1948-11-14 @ WAS W, 46-21 4 6 pass Bob Nussbaumer 6 yard pass from Sammy Baugh (Jim Peebles kick)
39 1948-11-21 PIT L, 14-17 1 1 rush Jerry Shipkey 1 yard rush (Joe Glamp kick)
40 1948-11-21 PIT L, 14-17 4 2 rush George Papach 2 yard rush (Joe Glamp kick)
41 1948-11-25 CRD W, 28-14 1 69 punt Jerry Davis 69 yard punt return (Pat Harder kick)
42 1948-11-25 CRD W, 28-14 2 9 rush Elmer Angsman 9 yard rush (Pat Harder kick)
43 1948-11-25 CRD W, 28-14 3 25 pass Mal Kutner 25 yard pass from Ray Mallouf (Pat Harder kick)
44 1948-11-25 CRD W, 28-14 4 45 pass Mal Kutner 45 yard pass from Ray Mallouf (Pat Harder kick)
45 1948-12-05 CHI W, 42-14 1 14 pass Jim Keane 14 yard pass from Sid Luckman (Johnny Lujack kick)
46 1948-12-05 CHI W, 42-14 2 10 pass Noah Mullins 10 yard pass from Sid Luckman (Johnny Lujack kick)
47 1948-12-05 CHI W, 42-14 2 1 rush Frank Minini 1 yard rush (Johnny Lujack kick)
48 1948-12-05 CHI W, 42-14 4 2 rush George McAfee 2 yard rush (Johnny Lujack kick)
49 1948-12-05 CHI W, 42-14 4 13 pass Ed Sprinkle 13 yard pass from Sid Luckman (Johnny Lujack kick)
50 1948-12-05 CHI W, 42-14 4 4 rush J.R. Boone 4 yard rush (Johnny Lujack kick)
51 1948-12-12 @ PHI W, 45-21 2 10 pass Pete Pihos 10 yard pass from Tommy Thompson (Cliff Patton kick)
52 1948-12-12 @ PHI W, 45-21 2 66 pass Jack Ferrante 66 yard pass from Tommy Thompson (Cliff Patton kick)
53 1948-12-12 @ PHI W, 45-21 3 16 rush Steve Van Buren 16 yard rush (Cliff Patton kick)
54 1948-12-12 @ PHI W, 45-21 4 15 pass Jack Ferrante 15 yard pass from Tommy Thompson (Cliff Patton kick)
55 1948-12-12 @ PHI W, 45-21 4 42 rush Jim Parmer 42 yard rush (Cliff Patton kick)
56 1948-12-12 @ PHI W, 45-21 4 23 pass Jack Ferrante 23 yard pass from Tommy Thompson (Cliff Patton kick)