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1950 Detroit Lions

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6-6-0, Finished 4th in NFL National Division  · 1950 NFL Season Summary
 SRS: Total -3.5, Offense: -0.8, Defense: -2.6, SoS: -6.5, avg is 0.0.

Scored 321 points (26.8/g), 3rd of 13 in the NFL. Allowed 285 points (23.8/g), 6th.
 Differential of 36 points (3.0/g), 6th.  Expected W-L: 6.8-5.2.

Coach: Bo McMillin (6-6-0)

Stadium: Briggs Stadium
 Training Camp: Eastern Michigan University (Ypsilanti, Michigan)

Team Info

Partial Owner/President Edwin Anderson
Partial Owner 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 321 4030 838 4.8 47 18 19 209 176 403 2404 22 29 5.4 98 389 1626 14 4.2 92
Team Defense 285 3677 814 4.5 55 24 17 200 191 381 2310 23 31 5.6 113 399 1367 13 3.4 70
Lg Rank Offense 3 4 9 7 5 3 3 3 9 8 11 11 7 8
Lg Rank Defense 6 6 1 2 6 11 10 10 2 8 3 1 6 2

Team Games & Schedule

Week Day Date OT Rec Opp Tm Opp 1stD TotYd PassY RushY TO 1stD TotYd PassY RushY TO
1 Sun September 17 boxscore W 1-0 @ Green Bay Packers 45 7 14 304 266 38 1 11 164 86 78 8
2 Sun September 24 boxscore W 2-0 Pittsburgh Steelers 10 7 24 372 107 265 5 8 176 122 54 2
3 Fri September 29 boxscore L 2-1 @ New York Yanks 21 44 14 267 179 88 3 16 359 264 95 3
4 Sun October 8 boxscore W 3-1 San Francisco 49ers 24 7 12 297 205 92 2 14 200 141 59 5
5 Sun October 15 boxscore L 3-2 Los Angeles Rams 28 30 12 262 204 58 4 23 422 354 68 6
6 Sun October 22 boxscore L 3-3 @ San Francisco 49ers 27 28 17 327 189 138 4 18 295 105 190 4
7 Sun October 29 boxscore L 3-4 @ Los Angeles Rams 24 65 11 213 148 65 7 20 494 427 67 1
8 Sun November 5 boxscore L 3-5 Chicago Bears 21 35 24 467 374 93 3 25 455 131 324 3
9 Sun November 19 boxscore W 4-5 Green Bay Packers 24 21 19 376 241 135 6 16 309 184 125 5
10 Thu November 23 boxscore W 5-5 New York Yanks 49 14 25 591 214 377 3 18 441 356 85 6
11 Sun December 3 boxscore W 6-5 @ Baltimore Colts 45 21 24 565 372 193 6 17 311 224 87 7
12 Sun December 10 boxscore L 6-6 @ Chicago Bears 3 6 13 250 166 84 3 14 280 145 135 5

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
22 Bobby Layne 24 QB 12 12 6-6-0 152 336 45.2 2323 16 4.8 18 5.4 82 6.9 5.5 15.3 193.6 62.1 0 0
24 Fred Enke 26 12 0 22 53 41.5 424 5 9.4 7 13.2 46 8.0 3.9 19.3 35.3 61.9 0 0
37 Doak Walker*+ 23 K/KR/LH 12 0 1 7 14.3 6 0 0.0 0 0.0 6 0.9 0.9 6.0 0.5 39.6 0 0
14 Bob Hoernschemeyer 25 RH 10 0 1 4 25.0 19 1 25.0 1 25.0 19 4.8 -1.5 19.0 1.9 46.9 0 0
42 Lindy Pearson 21 11 0 0 3 0.0 0 0 0.0 3 100.0 0 0.0 -45.0 0.0 0.0 0 0
Team Total 24.9 12 6-6-0 176 403 43.7 2772 22 5.5 29 7.2 82 6.9 4.7 15.8 231.0 55.4 0 0
Opp Total 12 191 381 50.1 2580 23 6.0 31 8.1 6.8 4.32 13.5 215.0 58.3 34 270 5.6 3.3 8.2

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
14 Bob Hoernschemeyer 25 RH 10 0 84 471 1 96 5.6 47.1 8.4 8 78 9.8 1 41 0.8 7.8 549 2 1
37 Doak Walker*+ 23 K/KR/LH 12 0 83 386 5 30 4.7 32.2 6.9 35 534 15.3 6 43 2.9 44.5 920 11 3
30 Ollie Cline 25 FB 10 0 69 227 2 41 3.3 22.7 6.9 7 18 2.6 0 25 0.7 1.8 245 2 7
22 Bobby Layne 24 QB 12 12 56 250 4 30 4.5 20.8 4.7 250 4 13
33 John Panelli 24 LLB 8 0 32 82 0 14 2.6 10.3 4.0 2 9 4.5 0 7 0.3 1.1 91 0 1
42 Lindy Pearson 21 11 0 31 82 2 11 2.6 7.5 2.8 1 4 4.0 0 4 0.1 0.4 86 2 2
18 Wally Triplett 24 7 0 14 92 0 14 6.6 13.1 2.0 6 70 11.7 0 18 0.9 10.0 162 0 1
24 Fred Enke 26 12 0 9 16 0 16 1.8 1.3 0.8 16 0 3
17 Gerry Krall 23 7 0 3 0 0 6 0.0 0.0 0.4 2 61 30.5 0 41 0.3 8.7 61 0 1
11 Clarence Self 25 PR/S 12 0 3 9 0 6 3.0 0.8 0.3 1 12 12.0 0 12 0.1 1.0 21 0 1
16 Dante Magnani 33 7 0 3 7 0 5 2.3 1.0 0.4 7 0 0
12 Dan Sandifer 23 5 0 1 3 0 3 3.0 0.6 0.2 3 0 0
36 Bill Schroll 24 RLB 12 0 1 1 0 1 1.0 0.1 0.1 1 0 0
80 Cloyce Box* 27 LE 12 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 50 1009 20.2 11 82 4.2 84.1 1009 11 0
82 Leon Hart 22 LDE/RE 12 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 31 505 16.3 1 66 2.6 42.1 505 1 1
81 John Greene 30 12 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 22 368 16.7 2 46 1.8 30.7 368 2 0
89 Dick Rifenburg 24 12 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 10 96 9.6 1 19 0.8 8.0 96 1 0
88 Jim Cain 23 RDE 12 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 1 8 8.0 0 8 0.1 0.7 8 0 0
Team Total 24.9 12 389 1626 14 96 4.2 135.5 32.4 176 2772 15.8 22 82 14.7 231.0 4398 36 35
Opp Total 12 399 1367 13 3.4 113.9 33.3 191 2310 12.1 23 15.9 192.5 3677 36 35

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
18 Wally Triplett 24 7 0 11 94 0 19 8.5 8 411 1 97 51.4 667
11 Clarence Self 25 PR/S 12 0 12 129 0 29 10.8 6 155 0 35 25.8 305
37 Doak Walker*+ 23 K/KR/LH 12 0 5 77 0 29 15.4 10 225 0 48 22.5 1222
42 Lindy Pearson 21 11 0 1 6 0 6 6.0 7 120 0 29 17.1 212
44 Don Doll* 24 LDH 11 0 5 71 0 20 14.2 2 52 0 31 26.0 123
24 Fred Enke 26 12 0 1 3 0 3 3.0 1 11 0 11 11.0 30
33 John Panelli 24 LLB 8 0 2 48 0 25 24.0 139
64 Howie Brown 28 RG 12 0 1 0 0 0 0.0 0
88 Jim Cain 23 RDE 12 0 1 10 0 10 10.0 18
30 Ollie Cline 25 FB 10 0 1 20 0 20 20.0 265
81 Rex Grossman 26 4 0 1 15 0 15 15.0 15
17 Gerry Krall 23 7 0 1 9 0 9 9.0 70
Team Total 24.9 12 36 389 0 29 10.8 40 1067 1 97 26.7 5854
Opp Total 12 45 2119 0 47.1 54 1218 2 22.6

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
37 Doak Walker*+ 23 K/KR/LH 12 0 18 8 44.4% 41 38 92.7% 32 1278 61 1 39.9
40 Bob Smith 25 P/RDH 12 0 32 1310 60 0 40.9
14 Bob Hoernschemeyer 25 RH 10 0 4 147 42 0 36.8
22 Bobby Layne 24 QB 12 12 2 1 50.0%
Team Total 24.9 12 18 8 44.4% 43 39 90.7% 68 2735 61 1 40.2
Opp Total 12 11 4 36.4% 39 37 94.9% 73 3116 42.7

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
22 Bobby Layne 24 QB 12 12 0 13 5 0 0
44 Don Doll* 24 LDH 11 0 12 163 1 38 0 0 0 1 0 0
30 Ollie Cline 25 FB 10 0 0 7 1 0 0
40 Bob Smith 25 P/RDH 12 0 5 128 1 41 0 0 0 3 30 0
24 Fred Enke 26 12 0 0 3 4 -2 0
73 Thurman McGraw* 23 LDT 12 0 1 4 0 4 0 0 0 5 0 0
84 Barney Hafen 29 12 0 0 0 4 6 0
57 Jack Lininger 23 MLB 12 0 3 20 0 15 0 0 1 0 0 0
42 Lindy Pearson 21 11 0 0 2 2 3 0
11 Clarence Self 25 PR/S 12 0 3 84 1 56 0 0 1 0 0 0
37 Doak Walker*+ 23 K/KR/LH 12 0 1 40 0 40 0 0 3 0 0 0
82 Leon Hart 22 LDE/RE 12 0 0 1 2 15 0
36 Bill Schroll 24 RLB 12 0 2 8 0 7 0 0 0 1 17 0
65 Les Bingaman 24 MG 12 0 0 0 2 0 0
88 Jim Cain 23 RDE 12 0 0 0 2 2 1
33 John Panelli 24 LLB 8 0 0 1 1 0 0
12 Dan Sandifer 23 5 0 2 27 0 27 0
18 Wally Triplett 24 7 0 0 1 1 18 1
51 Joe Watson 25 8 0 1 5 0 5 0 0 0 1 1 0
80 Cloyce Box* 27 LE 12 0 0 0 1 0 0
64 Howie Brown 28 RG 12 0 0 0 1 0 0
70 Gus Cifelli 24 RT 12 0 0 0 1 3 0
81 John Greene 30 12 0 0 0 1 1 1
14 Bob Hoernschemeyer 25 RH 10 0 0 1 0 0 0
72 Floyd Jaszewski 23 12 0 0 0 1 0 0
17 Gerry Krall 23 7 0 0 1 0 0 0
28 Don Panciera 23 4 0 1 1 0 1 0
53 Jack Simmons 26 C 12 0 0 0 1 0 0
Team Total 24.9 12 31 480 3 56 0 0 35 41 94 3
Opp Total 12 46 35 11 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
37 Doak Walker*+ 23 K/KR/LH 12 0 5 6 11 38 8 128
80 Cloyce Box* 27 LE 12 0 11 11 66
22 Bobby Layne 24 QB 12 12 4 4 1 25
81 John Greene 30 12 0 2 1 3 18
30 Ollie Cline 25 FB 10 0 2 2 12
14 Bob Hoernschemeyer 25 RH 10 0 1 1 2 12
42 Lindy Pearson 21 11 0 2 2 12
18 Wally Triplett 24 7 0 1 1 2 12
88 Jim Cain 23 RDE 12 0 1 1 6
44 Don Doll* 24 LDH 11 0 1 1 6
82 Leon Hart 22 LDE/RE 12 0 1 1 6
89 Dick Rifenburg 24 12 0 1 1 6
11 Clarence Self 25 PR/S 12 0 1 1 6
40 Bob Smith 25 P/RDH 12 0 1 1 6
Team Total 24.9 12 14 22 1 3 3 43 39 8 321
Opp Total 12 13 23 2 1 37 4 1 285