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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
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 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

Week 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

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
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

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 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

Punt Returns Kick Returns
No. 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

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
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

Def Interceptions Fumbles Tackles
No. 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

No. 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