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1962 Detroit Lions

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11-3-0, Finished 2nd in NFL West Division  · 1962 NFL Season Summary
 SRS: Total 12.4, Offense: 1.5, Defense: 10.9, SoS: 2.5, avg is 0.0.

Scored 315 points (22.5/g), 5th of 14 in the NFL. Allowed 177 points (12.6/g), 2nd.
 Differential of 138 points (9.9/g), 2nd.  Expected W-L: 11.2-2.8.

Coach: George Wilson (11-3-0)

Stadium: Tiger Stadium
 Training Camp: Cranbrook Educational Community (Bloomfield Hills, Michigan)

Team Info

General Manager Edwin Anderson
President/Chairman of the Board of Directors William Clay Ford Sr.
Defensive Alignment 4-3

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 315 4503 899 5.0 42 18 16 243 211 379 2581 19 24 6.3 124 489 1922 14 3.9 103
Team Defense 177 3217 777 4.1 47 23 13 180 187 367 1986 11 24 4.7 105 353 1231 6 3.5 62
Lg Rank Offense 5 8 8 10 8 8 8 8 8 10 3 4 8 10
Lg Rank Defense 2 1 3 2 1 6 3 2 7 2 1 1 2 1

Team Games & Schedule

W# Day Date OT Rec Opp Tm Opp 1stD TotYd PassY RushY TO 1stD TotYd PassY RushY TO
1 Sun September 16 boxscore W 1-0 Pittsburgh Steelers 45 7 26 395 236 159 10 173 129 44 2
2 Sun September 23 boxscore W 2-0 San Francisco 49ers 45 24 22 424 250 174 16 342 267 75 4
3 Sun September 30 boxscore W 3-0 @ Baltimore Colts 29 20 14 416 260 156 4 14 258 174 84 4
4 Sun October 7 boxscore L 3-1 @ Green Bay Packers 7 9 12 199 92 107 1 20 319 190 129 4
5 Sun October 14 boxscore W 4-1 Los Angeles Rams 13 10 21 332 132 200 1 8 186 26 160 1
6 Sun October 21 boxscore L 4-2 @ New York Giants 14 17 16 278 187 91 3 13 191 124 67 2
7 Sun October 28 boxscore W 5-2 Chicago Bears 11 3 13 188 109 79 3 8 75 15 60 1
8 Sun November 4 boxscore W 6-2 @ Los Angeles Rams 12 3 15 289 150 139 5 9 124 102 22 2
9 Sun November 11 boxscore W 7-2 @ San Francisco 49ers 38 24 21 437 257 180 2 18 288 226 62 2
10 Sun November 18 boxscore W 8-2 @ Minnesota Vikings 17 6 18 358 223 135 3 13 180 107 73 3
11 Thu November 22 boxscore W 9-2 Green Bay Packers 26 14 14 304 147 157 5 11 122 49 73 5
12 Sun December 2 boxscore W 10-2 Baltimore Colts 21 14 22 333 229 104 3 16 270 227 43 3
13 Sun December 9 boxscore W 11-2 Minnesota Vikings 37 23 16 325 180 145 6 15 371 168 203 10
14 Sun December 16 boxscore L 11-3 @ Chicago Bears 0 3 13 225 129 96 6 9 318 182 136 4

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
16 Milt Plum 27 QB 14 14 11-3-0 179 325 55.1% 2378 15 4.6 20 6.2 80 7.3 5.5 13.3 169.9 68.2
14 Earl Morrall 28 14 0 32 52 61.5% 449 4 7.7 4 7.7 53 8.6 6.7 14.0 32.1 82.9 1 1
28 Yale Lary*+ 32 P/RS 14 0 0 1 0.0% 0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 39.6
45 Dan Lewis 26 LH 12 0 0 1 0.0% 0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 39.6
Team Total 26.6 14 11-3-0 211 379 55.7% 2827 19 5.0 24 6.3 80 7.5 5.6 13.4 201.9 69.9 1 1
Opp Total 14 187 367 51.0% 2441 11 3.0 24 6.5 6.7 4.31 13.1 174.4 55.0 57 455 4.7 2.7 13.4

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
33 Nick Pietrosante 25 FB 13 0 134 445 2 22 3.3 34.2 10.3 26 251 9.7 2 26 2.0 19.3 696 4 3
45 Dan Lewis 26 LH 12 0 120 488 6 64 4.1 40.7 10.0 16 158 9.9 1 34 1.3 13.2 646 7 5
23 Tom Watkins 25 13 0 113 485 3 60 4.3 37.3 8.7 12 85 7.1 0 29 0.9 6.5 570 3 5
34 Ken Webb 27 14 0 70 267 1 25 3.8 19.1 5.0 10 120 12.0 0 53 0.7 8.6 387 1 3
16 Milt Plum 27 QB 14 14 29 170 1 45 5.9 12.1 2.1 170 1 2
14 Earl Morrall 28 14 0 17 65 1 29 3.8 4.6 1.2 65 1 1
21 Bruce Maher 25 14 0 3 8 0 7 2.7 0.6 0.2 8 0 1
89 Gail Cogdill* 25 SE 14 0 1 2 0 2 2.0 0.1 0.1 53 991 18.7 7 72 3.8 70.8 993 7 2
25 Pat Studstill 24 KR/PR/RH 14 0 1 -11 0 -11 -11.0 -0.8 0.1 36 479 13.3 4 51 2.6 34.2 468 4 2
20 Dick Compton 22 10 0 1 3 0 3 3.0 0.3 0.1 3 0 0
80 Jim Gibbons 26 TE 14 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 33 318 9.6 2 22 2.4 22.7 318 2 0
41 Terry Barr 27 6 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 25 425 17.0 3 80 4.2 70.8 425 3 0
Team Total 26.6 14 489 1922 14 64 3.9 137.3 34.9 211 2827 13.4 19 80 15.1 201.9 4749 33 26
Opp Total 14 353 1231 6 3.5 87.9 25.2 187 1986 10.6 11 13.4 141.9 3217 17 34

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
25 Pat Studstill 24 KR/PR/RH 14 0 29 457 0 44 15.8 20 511 0 59 25.6 1436
23 Tom Watkins 25 13 0 8 42 0 20 5.3 17 452 0 40 26.6 1064
21 Bruce Maher 25 14 0 2 3 0 3 1.5 7 141 0 35 20.1 152
89 Gail Cogdill* 25 SE 14 0 1 4 0 4 4.0 997
86 Tom Hall 22 13 0 1 16 0 16 16.0 16
Team Total 26.6 14 39 502 0 44 12.9 46 1124 0 59 24.4 6375
Opp Total 14 31 326 0 10.5 55 1379 0 25.1

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
55 Wayne Walker 26 K/RLB 14 0 22 9 40.9%% 37 37 100.0%%
28 Yale Lary*+ 32 P/RS 14 0 52 2354 68 1 45.3
16 Milt Plum 27 QB 14 14 12 5 41.7%%
14 Earl Morrall 28 14 0 1 48 48 0 48.0
Team Total 26.6 14 34 14 41.2%% 37 37 100.0%% 53 2402 68 1 45.3
Opp Total 14 25 14 56.0%% 19 19 100.0%% 70 3087 44.1

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
28 Yale Lary*+ 32 P/RS 14 0 8 51 0 32 0 0 0 3 38 0
23 Tom Watkins 25 13 0 0 5 2 0 0
81 Night Train Lane*+ 33 LCB 14 0 4 16 0 13 0 0 1 1 15 0
45 Dan Lewis 26 LH 12 0 0 5 1 0 0
57 Carl Brettschneider 31 LLB 14 0 2 15 0 11 0 0 0 3 0 0
44 Dick LeBeau 25 RCB 14 0 4 67 1 31 0 0 0 1 26 1
25 Pat Studstill 24 KR/PR/RH 14 0 0 2 3 0 0
43 Gary Lowe 28 LS 13 0 2 20 0 20 0 0 0 2 0 0
76 Roger Brown*+ 25 RDT 14 0 0 0 3 4 0 2
89 Gail Cogdill* 25 SE 14 0 0 2 1 7 1
33 Nick Pietrosante 25 FB 13 0 0 3 0 0 0
16 Milt Plum 27 QB 14 14 0 2 1 0 0
55 Wayne Walker 26 K/RLB 14 0 1 47 0 47 0 0 1 1 0 0
34 Ken Webb 27 14 0 0 3 0 0 0
88 Sam Williams 31 RDE 13 0 1 22 1 22 0 0 0 2 6 1
71 Alex Karras* 27 LDT 14 0 1 28 0 28 0 0 0 1 0 0 1
78 Darris McCord 29 LDE 14 0 0 0 2 0 0 1
56 Joe Schmidt*+ 30 MLB 14 0 1 3 0 3 0 0 0 1 0 0
74 Mike Bundra 23 12 0 0 0 1 0 0
77 Dan LaRose 23 RT 14 0 0 0 1 0 0
21 Bruce Maher 25 14 0 0 1 0 0 0
14 Earl Morrall 28 14 0 0 1 0 0 0
73 Paul Ward 25 6 0 0 0 1 0 0
Team Total 26.6 14 24 269 2 47 0 0 26 31 96 3 4
Opp Total 14 31 34 11 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
55 Wayne Walker 26 K/RLB 14 0 37 9 64
89 Gail Cogdill* 25 SE 14 0 7 1 8 48
45 Dan Lewis 26 LH 12 0 6 1 7 42
33 Nick Pietrosante 25 FB 13 0 2 2 4 24
25 Pat Studstill 24 KR/PR/RH 14 0 4 4 24
16 Milt Plum 27 QB 14 14 1 1 5 21
41 Terry Barr 27 6 0 3 3 18
23 Tom Watkins 25 13 0 3 3 18
80 Jim Gibbons 26 TE 14 0 2 2 12
44 Dick LeBeau 25 RCB 14 0 1 1 2 12
88 Sam Williams 31 RDE 13 0 1 1 2 12
14 Earl Morrall 28 14 0 1 1 6
34 Ken Webb 27 14 0 1 1 6
76 Roger Brown*+ 25 RDT 14 0 2 4
71 Alex Karras* 27 LDT 14 0 1 2
78 Darris McCord 29 LDE 14 0 1 2
Team Total 26.6 14 14 19 3 2 38 37 14 4 315
Opp Total 14 6 11 2 19 14 1 177

Touchdown Log

Rk Date Opp Result Quarter Dist Type
1 1962-09-16 PIT W, 45-7 2 1 pass Gail Cogdill 1 yard pass from Milt Plum (Wayne Walker kick)
2 1962-09-16 PIT W, 45-7 2 22 rush Nick Pietrosante 22 yard rush (Wayne Walker kick)
3 1962-09-16 PIT W, 45-7 2 21 pass Gail Cogdill 21 yard pass from Milt Plum (Wayne Walker kick)
4 1962-09-16 PIT W, 45-7 3 1 rush Dan Lewis 1 yard rush (Wayne Walker kick)
5 1962-09-16 PIT W, 45-7 4 1 rush Dan Lewis 1 yard rush (Wayne Walker kick)
6 1962-09-16 PIT W, 45-7 4 9 pass Pat Studstill 9 yard pass from Milt Plum (Wayne Walker kick)
7 1962-09-23 SFO W, 45-24 1 19 pass Terry Barr 19 yard pass from Milt Plum (Wayne Walker kick)
8 1962-09-23 SFO W, 45-24 2 25 pass Gail Cogdill 25 yard pass from Milt Plum (Wayne Walker kick)
9 1962-09-23 SFO W, 45-24 2 1 pass Pat Studstill 1 yard pass from Milt Plum (Wayne Walker kick)
10 1962-09-23 SFO W, 45-24 3 5 pass Terry Barr 5 yard pass from Milt Plum (Wayne Walker kick)
11 1962-09-23 SFO W, 45-24 4 1 rush Dan Lewis 1 yard rush (Wayne Walker kick)
12 1962-09-23 SFO W, 45-24 4 64 rush Dan Lewis 64 yard rush (Wayne Walker kick)
13 1962-09-30 @ BAL W, 29-20 1 80 pass Terry Barr 80 yard pass from Milt Plum (Wayne Walker kick)
14 1962-09-30 @ BAL W, 29-20 2 4 pass Nick Pietrosante 4 yard pass from Milt Plum (Wayne Walker kick)
15 1962-09-30 @ BAL W, 29-20 3 45 rush Milt Plum 45 yard rush (Wayne Walker kick)
16 1962-10-07 @ GNB L, 7-9 2 6 rush Dan Lewis 6 yard rush (Wayne Walker kick)
17 1962-10-14 RAM W, 13-10 1 2 rush Dan Lewis 2 yard rush (Wayne Walker kick)
18 1962-10-21 @ NYG L, 14-17 1 48 pass Gail Cogdill 48 yard pass from Milt Plum (Wayne Walker kick)
19 1962-10-21 @ NYG L, 14-17 2 4 rush Tom Watkins 4 yard rush (Wayne Walker kick)
20 1962-11-04 @ RAM W, 12-3 3 22 pass Pat Studstill 22 yard pass from Earl Morrall (Wayne Walker kick)
21 1962-11-11 @ SFO W, 38-24 1 22 interception Sam Williams 22 yard interception return (Wayne Walker kick)
22 1962-11-11 @ SFO W, 38-24 2 23 pass Pat Studstill 23 yard pass from Milt Plum (Wayne Walker kick)
23 1962-11-11 @ SFO W, 38-24 2 1 rush Nick Pietrosante 1 yard rush (Wayne Walker kick)
24 1962-11-11 @ SFO W, 38-24 3 1 rush Ken Webb 1 yard rush (Wayne Walker kick)
25 1962-11-11 @ SFO W, 38-24 4 29 rush Tom Watkins 29 yard rush (Wayne Walker kick)
26 1962-11-18 @ MIN W, 17-6 3 5 pass Jim Gibbons 5 yard pass from Earl Morrall (Wayne Walker kick)
27 1962-11-18 @ MIN W, 17-6 3 2 pass Jim Gibbons 2 yard pass from Earl Morrall (Wayne Walker kick)
28 1962-11-22 GNB W, 26-14 1 33 pass Gail Cogdill 33 yard pass from Milt Plum (Wayne Walker kick)
29 1962-11-22 GNB W, 26-14 2 27 pass Gail Cogdill 27 yard pass from Milt Plum (Wayne Walker kick)
30 1962-11-22 GNB W, 26-14 2 6 fumble Sam Williams 6 yard fumble return (Wayne Walker kick)
31 1962-12-02 BAL W, 21-14 1 1 rush Tom Watkins 1 yard rush (Wayne Walker kick)
32 1962-12-02 BAL W, 21-14 4 1 rush Earl Morrall 1 yard rush (Wayne Walker kick)
33 1962-12-02 BAL W, 21-14 4 12 pass Nick Pietrosante 12 yard pass from Earl Morrall (Wayne Walker kick)
34 1962-12-09 MIN W, 37-23 1 26 fumble Dick LeBeau 26 yard fumble return (Wayne Walker kick)
35 1962-12-09 MIN W, 37-23 2 20 pass Dan Lewis 20 yard pass from Milt Plum (Wayne Walker kick)
36 1962-12-09 MIN W, 37-23 2 11 pass Gail Cogdill 11 yard pass from Milt Plum (Wayne Walker kick)
37 1962-12-09 MIN W, 37-23 3 7 fumble Gail Cogdill 7 yard fumble return (Wayne Walker kick)
38 1962-12-09 MIN W, 37-23 3 31 interception Dick LeBeau 31 yard interception return (run failed)

Opponent Touchdown Log

Rk Date Opp Result Quarter Dist Type
1 1962-09-16 PIT L, 7-45 2 43 pass Preston Carpenter 43 yard pass from Ed Brown (Lou Michaels kick)
2 1962-09-23 SFO L, 24-45 1 6 pass Clyde Conner 6 yard pass from Billy Kilmer (Tommy Davis kick)
3 1962-09-23 SFO L, 24-45 3 4 pass J.D. Smith 4 yard pass from John Brodie (Tommy Davis kick)
4 1962-09-23 SFO L, 24-45 3 43 pass Bernie Casey 43 yard pass from John Brodie (Tommy Davis kick)
5 1962-09-30 @ BAL L, 20-29 1 1 rush Tom Matte 1 yard rush (Dick Bielski kick)
6 1962-09-30 @ BAL L, 20-29 2 31 pass Jimmy Orr 31 yard pass from Johnny Unitas (Dick Bielski kick)
7 1962-10-14 RAM L, 10-13 4 37 pass Carroll Dale 37 yard pass from Zeke Bratkowski (Danny Villanueva kick)
8 1962-10-21 @ NYG W, 17-14 1 4 rush Y.A. Tittle 4 yard rush (Don Chandler kick)
9 1962-10-21 @ NYG W, 17-14 3 1 rush Phil King 1 yard rush (Don Chandler kick)
10 1962-11-11 @ SFO L, 24-38 1 9 pass Bernie Casey 9 yard pass from John Brodie (Tommy Davis kick)
11 1962-11-11 @ SFO L, 24-38 2 1 rush J.D. Smith 1 yard rush (Tommy Davis kick)
12 1962-11-11 @ SFO L, 24-38 4 24 pass Monty Stickles 24 yard pass from John Brodie (Tommy Davis kick)
13 1962-11-22 GNB L, 14-26 4 0 fumble Willie Davis 0 yard fumble return (Jerry Kramer kick)
14 1962-11-22 GNB L, 14-26 4 4 rush Jim Taylor 4 yard rush (Jerry Kramer kick)
15 1962-12-02 BAL L, 14-21 4 5 pass Raymond Berry 5 yard pass from Johnny Unitas (Wendell Harris kick)
16 1962-12-02 BAL L, 14-21 4 50 pass Jimmy Orr 50 yard pass from Johnny Unitas (Wendell Harris kick)
17 1962-12-09 MIN L, 23-37 1 13 pass Gordie Smith 13 yard pass from Fran Tarkenton (Jim Christopherson kick)
18 1962-12-09 MIN L, 23-37 1 88 fumble Ed Sharockman 88 yard fumble return (Jim Christopherson kick)
19 1962-12-09 MIN L, 23-37 4 3 rush Mel Triplett 3 yard rush (Jim Christopherson kick)