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1964 Detroit Lions

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7-5-2, Finished 4th in NFL West Division  · 1964 NFL Season Summary
 SRS: Total 4.1, Offense: -1.4, Defense: 5.4, SoS: 2.7, avg is 0.0.

Scored 280 points (20.0/g), 9th of 14 in the NFL. Allowed 260 points (18.6/g), 3rd.
 Differential of 20 points (1.4/g), 6th.  Expected W-L: 7.6-6.4.

Coach: George Wilson (7-5-2)

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

Team Info

Principal Owner/Chairman William Clay Ford Sr.
General Manager Edwin Anderson
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 280 3972 835 4.8 34 13 19 221 206 386 2558 23 21 6.0 115 412 1414 7 3.4 87
Team Defense 260 4062 885 4.6 30 8 21 241 226 406 2424 14 22 5.3 128 429 1638 10 3.8 92
Lg Rank Offense 9 9 7 4 12 8 6 4 8 3 10 10 13 11
Lg Rank Defense 3 5 9 14 7 10 6 2 4 4 6 6 2 5

Team Games & Schedule

W# Day Date OT Rec Opp Tm Opp 1stD TotYd PassY RushY TO 1stD TotYd PassY RushY TO
1 Sun September 13 boxscore W 1-0 @ San Francisco 49ers 26 17 17 372 234 138 1 13 219 156 63 1
2 Sat September 19 boxscore T 1-0-1 @ Los Angeles Rams 17 17 11 187 147 40 4 16 309 191 118 2
3 Mon September 28 boxscore L 1-1-1 Green Bay Packers 10 14 16 196 97 99 2 20 289 174 115 1
4 Sun October 4 boxscore W 2-1-1 New York Giants 26 3 20 413 244 169 12 167 72 95 3
5 Sun October 11 boxscore W 3-1-1 @ Minnesota Vikings 24 20 14 272 133 139 4 17 241 141 100 4
6 Sun October 18 boxscore W 4-1-1 @ Chicago Bears 10 0 9 207 104 103 1 16 207 178 29 4
7 Sun October 25 boxscore L 4-2-1 Baltimore Colts 0 34 14 247 194 53 4 17 315 182 133 2
8 Sun November 1 boxscore W 5-2-1 Los Angeles Rams 37 17 23 395 302 93 16 346 264 82 3
9 Sun November 8 boxscore L 5-3-1 @ Green Bay Packers 7 30 14 214 164 50 3 13 407 175 232
10 Sun November 15 boxscore L 5-4-1 @ Cleveland Browns 21 37 17 331 225 106 3 25 370 152 218 2
11 Sun November 22 boxscore T 5-4-2 Minnesota Vikings 23 23 13 289 224 65 6 15 230 73 157 3
12 Thu November 26 boxscore L 5-5-2 Chicago Bears 24 27 20 220 120 100 2 26 313 197 116 2
13 Sun December 6 boxscore W 6-5-2 @ Baltimore Colts 31 14 21 302 143 159 1 18 362 272 90 3
14 Sun December 13 boxscore W 7-5-2 San Francisco 49ers 24 7 12 327 227 100 3 17 287 197 90

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 29 QB 12 11 4-5-2 154 287 53.7% 2241 18 6.3 15 5.2 92 7.8 6.7 14.6 186.8 78.5 1 0
14 Earl Morrall 30 qb 6 3 3-0-0 50 91 54.9% 588 4 4.4 3 3.3 48 6.5 5.9 11.8 98.0 75.7 1 1
10 Sonny Gibbs 25 2 0 1 3 33.3% 3 0 0.0 1 33.3 3 1.0 -14.0 3.0 1.5 2.8
41 Terry Barr* 29 RH 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 28 11 0 0 1 0.0% 0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 39.6
43 Gary Lowe 30 13 0 0 1 0.0% 0 0 0.0 1 100.0 0 0.0 -45.0 0.0 0.0
33 Nick Pietrosante 27 FB 14 0 0 1 0.0% 0 0 0.0 1 100.0 0 0.0 -45.0 0.0 0.0
23 Tom Watkins 27 LH 14 0 1 1 100.0% 58 1 100.0 0 0.0 58 58.0 78.0 58.0 4.1 158.3
Team Total 27.5 14 7-5-2 206 386 53.4% 2890 23 6.0 21 5.4 92 7.5 6.2 14.0 206.4 74.9 2 1
Opp Total 14 226 406 55.7% 2906 14 3.4 22 5.4 7.2 5.41 12.9 207.6 67.2 50 482 5.3 3.8 11.0

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
33 Nick Pietrosante 27 FB 14 0 147 536 4 21 3.6 38.3 10.5 19 152 8.0 0 20 1.4 10.9 688 4 4
45 Dan Lewis 28 11 0 122 463 1 28 3.8 42.1 11.1 11 129 11.7 1 92 1.0 11.7 592 2 1
23 Tom Watkins 27 LH 14 0 80 218 1 15 2.7 15.6 5.7 10 125 12.5 1 37 0.7 8.9 343 2 4
39 Hugh McElhenny 36 8 0 22 48 0 14 2.2 6.0 2.8 5 16 3.2 0 27 0.6 2.0 64 0 0
16 Milt Plum 29 QB 12 11 12 28 1 18 2.3 2.3 1.0 28 1 4
34 Nick Ryder 23 14 0 11 11 0 7 1.0 0.8 0.8 4 30 7.5 1 23 0.3 2.1 41 1 0
14 Earl Morrall 30 qb 6 3 10 70 0 25 7.0 11.7 1.7 70 0 3
20 Dick Compton 24 12 0 3 2 0 4 0.7 0.2 0.3 2 0 0
41 Terry Barr* 29 RH 14 0 2 31 0 19 15.5 2.2 0.1 57 1030 18.1 9 58 4.1 73.6 1061 9 1
28 Yale Lary* 34 P/RS 14 0 2 11 0 9 5.5 0.8 0.1 11 0 0
89 Gail Cogdill 27 SE 11 0 1 -4 0 -4 -4.0 -0.4 0.1 45 665 14.8 2 57 4.1 60.5 661 2 2
80 Jim Gibbons* 28 TE 14 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 45 605 13.4 8 82 3.2 43.2 605 8 0
25 Pat Studstill 26 KR/PR 14 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 7 102 14.6 1 27 0.5 7.3 102 1 3
87 Warren Wells 22 9 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 2 21 10.5 0 13 0.2 2.3 21 0 0
84 Hugh McInnis 26 14 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 1 15 15.0 0 15 0.1 1.1 15 0 0
Team Total 27.5 14 412 1414 7 28 3.4 101.0 29.4 206 2890 14.0 23 92 14.7 206.4 4304 30 23
Opp Total 14 429 1638 10 3.8 117.0 30.6 226 2424 10.7 14 16.1 173.1 4062 24 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
25 Pat Studstill 26 KR/PR 14 0 17 137 0 36 8.1 29 708 0 53 24.4 947
23 Tom Watkins 27 LH 14 0 16 238 2 68 14.9 16 368 0 57 23.0 949
39 Hugh McElhenny 36 8 0 1 0 0 0 0.0 3 72 0 27 24.0 136
59 Ernie Clark 27 LLB 14 0 2 29 0 21 14.5 29
34 Nick Ryder 23 14 0 2 37 0 21 18.5 78
27 Bobby Thompson 25 RCB 14 0 1 27 0 27 27.0 1 24 0 24 24.0 51
67 Wally Hilgenberg 22 14 0 1 2 0 2 2.0 2
52 Monte Lee 26 14 0 1 25 0 25 25.0 25
47 Wayne Rasmussen 22 11 0 1 20 0 20 20.0 20
66 Jim Simon 24 14 0 1 0 0 0 0.0 0
20 Dick Compton 24 12 0 0 42 0 42 44
21 Bruce Maher 27 LS 14 0 0 9 0 9 9
Team Total 27.5 14 35 411 2 68 11.7 57 1327 0 57 23.3 6042
Opp Total 14 33 243 0 7.4 48 1052 0 21.9

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
28 Yale Lary* 34 P/RS 14 0 67 3099 73 0 46.3
55 Wayne Walker* 28 K/RLB 14 0 25 14 56.0%% 34 32 94.1%%
14 Earl Morrall 30 qb 6 3 1 8 8 0 8.0
Team Total 27.5 14 25 14 56.0%% 34 32 94.1%% 68 3107 73 0 45.7
Opp Total 14 38 19 50.0%% 29 29 100.0%% 66 2904 44.0

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* 34 P/RS 14 0 6 101 0 30 0 0 0 1 0 0
33 Nick Pietrosante 27 FB 14 0 0 4 2 0 0
23 Tom Watkins 27 LH 14 0 0 4 2 3 0
44 Dick LeBeau* 27 LCB 14 0 5 45 0 18 0
16 Milt Plum 29 QB 12 11 0 4 0 0 0
89 Gail Cogdill 27 SE 11 0 0 2 1 1 1
71 Alex Karras 29 LDT 14 0 2 7 0 5 0 0 0 1 0 0
21 Bruce Maher 27 LS 14 0 2 28 0 28 0 0 0 1 0 0
14 Earl Morrall 30 qb 6 3 0 3 0 0 0
25 Pat Studstill 26 KR/PR 14 0 0 3 0 0 0
27 Bobby Thompson 25 RCB 14 0 3 45 0 24 0
41 Terry Barr* 29 RH 14 0 0 1 1 0 0
55 Wayne Walker* 28 K/RLB 14 0 1 14 0 14 0 0 0 1 0 0
88 Sam Williams 33 RDE 14 0 0 0 2 4 1
59 Ernie Clark 27 LLB 14 0 0 0 1 0 0
53 Dennis Gaubatz 24 MLB 14 0 1 16 0 16 0 1
79 John Gonzaga 31 LG 14 0 0 0 1 0 0
75 John Gordy* 29 RG 14 0 0 0 1 0 0
81 Night Train Lane 35 7 0 1 11 0 11 0
45 Dan Lewis 28 11 0 0 1 0 0 0
43 Gary Lowe 30 13 0 0 1 0 0 0
78 Darris McCord 31 LDE 14 0 0 0 1 0 0
83 Bill Quinlan 32 12 0 1 0 0 0 0
56 Joe Schmidt 32 9 0 0 0 1 5 0
72 J.D. Smith 28 RT 7 0 0 0 1 0 0
Team Total 27.5 14 22 267 0 30 0 0 23 18 13 2 1
Opp Total 14 37 29 21

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* 28 K/RLB 14 0 32 14 74
41 Terry Barr* 29 RH 14 0 9 9 54
80 Jim Gibbons* 28 TE 14 0 8 8 48
33 Nick Pietrosante 27 FB 14 0 4 4 24
23 Tom Watkins 27 LH 14 0 1 1 2 4 24
89 Gail Cogdill 27 SE 11 0 2 1 3 18
45 Dan Lewis 28 11 0 1 1 2 12
16 Milt Plum 29 QB 12 11 1 1 6
34 Nick Ryder 23 14 0 1 1 6
25 Pat Studstill 26 KR/PR 14 0 1 1 6
88 Sam Williams 33 RDE 14 0 1 1 6
53 Dennis Gaubatz 24 MLB 14 0 1 2
Team Total 27.5 14 7 23 2 2 34 32 14 1 280
Opp Total 14 10 14 2 3 29 19 260

Touchdown Log

Rk Date Opp Result Quarter Dist Type
1 1964-09-13 @ SFO W, 26-17 2 3 rush Nick Pietrosante 3 yard rush (Wayne Walker kick)
2 1964-09-13 @ SFO W, 26-17 3 1 rush Nick Pietrosante 1 yard rush (Wayne Walker kick)
3 1964-09-19 @ RAM T, 17-17 2 46 pass Terry Barr 46 yard pass from Milt Plum (Wayne Walker kick)
4 1964-09-19 @ RAM T, 17-17 4 17 pass Terry Barr 17 yard pass from Earl Morrall (Wayne Walker kick)
5 1964-09-28 GNB L, 10-14 4 15 pass Pat Studstill 15 yard pass from Earl Morrall (Wayne Walker kick)
6 1964-10-04 NYG W, 26-3 1 23 pass Nick Ryder 23 yard pass from Earl Morrall (Wayne Walker kick)
7 1964-10-04 NYG W, 26-3 2 61 punt Tom Watkins 61 yard punt return (Wayne Walker kick)
8 1964-10-04 NYG W, 26-3 2 58 pass Terry Barr 58 yard pass from Tom Watkins (Wayne Walker kick)
9 1964-10-11 @ MIN W, 24-20 1 9 rush Dan Lewis 9 yard rush (Wayne Walker kick)
10 1964-10-11 @ MIN W, 24-20 2 1 fumble Gail Cogdill 1 yard fumble return (Wayne Walker kick)
11 1964-10-11 @ MIN W, 24-20 4 12 pass Gail Cogdill 12 yard pass from Earl Morrall (Wayne Walker kick)
12 1964-10-18 @ CHI W, 10-0 2 12 pass Jim Gibbons 12 yard pass from Milt Plum (Wayne Walker kick)
13 1964-11-01 RAM W, 37-17 1 40 pass Terry Barr 40 yard pass from Milt Plum (Wayne Walker kick)
14 1964-11-01 RAM W, 37-17 1 1 rush Nick Pietrosante 1 yard rush
15 1964-11-01 RAM W, 37-17 2 37 pass Tom Watkins 37 yard pass from Milt Plum (Wayne Walker kick)
16 1964-11-01 RAM W, 37-17 4 5 rush Nick Pietrosante 5 yard rush (Wayne Walker kick)
17 1964-11-01 RAM W, 37-17 4 16 pass Terry Barr 16 yard pass from Milt Plum (Wayne Walker kick)
18 1964-11-08 @ GNB L, 7-30 4 23 pass Gail Cogdill 23 yard pass from Milt Plum (Wayne Walker kick)
19 1964-11-15 @ CLE L, 21-37 1 92 pass Dan Lewis 92 yard pass from Milt Plum (Wayne Walker kick)
20 1964-11-15 @ CLE L, 21-37 1 4 pass Jim Gibbons 4 yard pass from Milt Plum (Wayne Walker kick)
21 1964-11-15 @ CLE L, 21-37 2 39 pass Terry Barr 39 yard pass from Milt Plum (Wayne Walker kick)
22 1964-11-22 MIN T, 23-23 2 5 pass Jim Gibbons 5 yard pass from Milt Plum
23 1964-11-22 MIN T, 23-23 3 4 fumble Sam Williams 4 yard fumble return (Wayne Walker kick)
24 1964-11-22 MIN T, 23-23 4 18 pass Terry Barr 18 yard pass from Milt Plum (Wayne Walker kick)
25 1964-11-26 CHI L, 24-27 2 13 pass Terry Barr 13 yard pass from Milt Plum (Wayne Walker kick)
26 1964-11-26 CHI L, 24-27 2 5 pass Jim Gibbons 5 yard pass from Milt Plum (Wayne Walker kick)
27 1964-11-26 CHI L, 24-27 3 1 rush Tom Watkins 1 yard rush (Wayne Walker kick)
28 1964-12-06 @ BAL W, 31-14 1 6 pass Jim Gibbons 6 yard pass from Milt Plum (Wayne Walker kick)
29 1964-12-06 @ BAL W, 31-14 2 6 pass Jim Gibbons 6 yard pass from Milt Plum (Wayne Walker kick)
30 1964-12-06 @ BAL W, 31-14 3 1 rush Milt Plum 1 yard rush (Wayne Walker kick)
31 1964-12-06 @ BAL W, 31-14 4 17 pass Terry Barr 17 yard pass from Milt Plum (Wayne Walker kick)
32 1964-12-13 SFO W, 24-7 1 64 pass Jim Gibbons 64 yard pass from Milt Plum (Wayne Walker kick)
33 1964-12-13 SFO W, 24-7 2 68 punt Tom Watkins 68 yard punt return (Wayne Walker kick)
34 1964-12-13 SFO W, 24-7 4 82 pass Jim Gibbons 82 yard pass from Milt Plum (Wayne Walker kick)

Opponent Touchdown Log

Rk Date Opp Result Quarter Dist Type
1 1964-09-13 @ SFO L, 17-26 1 63 pass Bernie Casey 63 yard pass from John Brodie (Tommy Davis kick)
2 1964-09-13 @ SFO L, 17-26 3 7 pass Bernie Casey 7 yard pass from John Brodie (Tommy Davis kick)
3 1964-09-19 @ RAM T, 17-17 2 65 pass Bucky Pope 65 yard pass from Bill Munson (Bruce Gossett kick)
4 1964-09-19 @ RAM T, 17-17 2 7 pass Red Phillips 7 yard pass from Bill Munson (Bruce Gossett kick)
5 1964-09-28 GNB W, 14-10 2 2 rush Paul Hornung 2 yard rush (Paul Hornung kick)
6 1964-09-28 GNB W, 14-10 2 5 rush Bart Starr 5 yard rush (Paul Hornung kick)
7 1964-10-11 @ MIN L, 20-24 2 1 rush Bill Brown 1 yard rush (Fred Cox kick)
8 1964-10-11 @ MIN L, 20-24 3 23 pass Paul Flatley 23 yard pass from Fran Tarkenton (Fred Cox kick)
9 1964-10-25 BAL W, 34-0 1 11 rush Lenny Moore 11 yard rush (Lou Michaels kick)
10 1964-10-25 BAL W, 34-0 2 9 pass Raymond Berry 9 yard pass from Johnny Unitas (Lou Michaels kick)
11 1964-10-25 BAL W, 34-0 2 19 pass Jimmy Orr 19 yard pass from Johnny Unitas (Lou Michaels kick)
12 1964-10-25 BAL W, 34-0 3 18 interception Jerry Logan 18 yard interception return (Lou Michaels kick)
13 1964-11-01 RAM L, 17-37 2 42 pass Carroll Dale 42 yard pass from Roman Gabriel (Bruce Gossett kick)
14 1964-11-01 RAM L, 17-37 4 1 rush Ben Wilson 1 yard rush (Bruce Gossett kick)
15 1964-11-08 @ GNB W, 30-7 1 1 rush Jim Taylor 1 yard rush (Paul Hornung kick)
16 1964-11-08 @ GNB W, 30-7 1 84 rush Jim Taylor 84 yard rush (Paul Hornung kick)
17 1964-11-08 @ GNB W, 30-7 3 27 fumble Max McGee 27 yard fumble return (Paul Hornung kick)
18 1964-11-15 @ CLE W, 37-21 1 6 rush Jim Brown 6 yard rush (Lou Groza kick)
19 1964-11-15 @ CLE W, 37-21 2 2 rush Jim Brown 2 yard rush (Lou Groza kick)
20 1964-11-15 @ CLE W, 37-21 3 8 pass Paul Warfield 8 yard pass from Frank Ryan (Lou Groza kick)
21 1964-11-15 @ CLE W, 37-21 4 65 interception Walter Beach 65 yard interception return (Lou Groza kick)
22 1964-11-22 MIN T, 23-23 1 15 pass Hal Bedsole 15 yard pass from Fran Tarkenton (Fred Cox kick)
23 1964-11-22 MIN T, 23-23 3 26 interception Jim Prestel 26 yard interception return (Fred Cox kick)
24 1964-11-26 CHI W, 27-24 2 1 pass Jon Arnett 1 yard pass from Rudy Bukich (Bob Jencks kick)
25 1964-11-26 CHI W, 27-24 2 5 pass Joe Marconi 5 yard pass from Rudy Bukich (Bob Jencks kick)
26 1964-11-26 CHI W, 27-24 2 16 pass Johnny Morris 16 yard pass from Rudy Bukich (Bob Jencks kick)
27 1964-12-06 @ BAL L, 14-31 2 3 rush Jerry Hill 3 yard rush (Lou Michaels kick)
28 1964-12-06 @ BAL L, 14-31 3 0 fumble Lenny Moore 0 yard fumble return (Lou Michaels kick)
29 1964-12-13 SFO L, 7-24 3 13 pass Dave Parks 13 yard pass from John Brodie (Tommy Davis kick)