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1966 Detroit Lions

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4-9-1, NFL West Division  · 1966 NFL Season Summary
 SRS: Total -4.9, Offense: -4.7, Defense: -0.3, SoS: 3.0, avg is 0.0.

Scored 206 points (14.7/g), 14th of 15 in the NFL. Allowed 317 points (22.6/g), 9th.
 Differential of -111 points (-7.9/g), 13th.  Expected W-L: 3.7-10.3.

Coach: Harry Gilmer (4-9-1)

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
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 206 3853 885 4.4 49 21 17 216 239 456 2424 8 28 4.9 126 394 1429 13 3.6 73
Team Defense 317 4414 876 5.0 35 11 23 240 210 363 2408 19 24 6.1 108 479 2006 16 4.2 109
Lg Rank Offense 14 10 15 15 11 2 10 15 14 11 12 13 6 12
Lg Rank Defense 9 12 8 11 9 2 8 9 4 12 14 13 12 11

Team Games & Schedule

Score Offense Defense
Week Day Date OT Rec Opp Tm Opp 1stD TotYd PassY RushY TO 1stD TotYd PassY RushY TO
1 Sun September 11 boxscore W 1-0 Chicago Bears 14 3 14 208 85 123 3 17 256 109 147 3
2 Sun September 18 boxscore L 1-1 @ Pittsburgh Steelers 3 17 9 158 89 69 4 15 256 143 113 1
3 Sun September 25 boxscore W 2-1 Atlanta Falcons 28 10 18 344 208 136 3 13 259 104 155 3
4 Sun October 2 boxscore L 2-2 @ Green Bay Packers 14 23 17 349 175 174 5 10 251 185 66
5 Sun October 9 boxscore L 2-3 Los Angeles Rams 7 14 14 283 194 89 6 21 369 203 166 3
5 Sun October 16 boxscore L 2-4 @ Baltimore Colts 14 45 17 293 215 78 4 21 420 283 137 2
6 Sun October 23 boxscore L 2-5 @ San Francisco 49ers 24 27 17 314 202 112 2 23 359 188 171 4
8 Sun October 30 boxscore L 2-6 Green Bay Packers 7 31 19 317 233 84 5 19 344 170 174 2
8 Sun November 6 boxscore T 2-6-1 @ Chicago Bears 10 10 17 255 167 88 1 15 282 106 176
9 Sun November 13 boxscore W 3-6-1 @ Minnesota Vikings 32 31 16 268 218 50 4 15 232 83 149 5
11 Sun November 20 boxscore W 4-6-1 Baltimore Colts 20 14 16 281 127 154 4 16 289 208 81 6
12 Thu November 24 boxscore L 4-7-1 San Francisco 49ers 14 41 10 196 149 47 2 22 487 273 214 3
13 Sun December 4 boxscore L 4-8-1 @ Los Angeles Rams 3 23 16 305 212 93 4 14 293 147 146
14 Sun December 11 boxscore L 4-9-1 Minnesota Vikings 16 28 16 282 150 132 2 19 317 206 111 3

Passing

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+),
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
14 Karl Sweetan 24 QB 10 8 2-5-1 157 309 50.8 1809 4 1.3 14 4.5 99 5.9 4.1 11.5 180.9 54.3 1 0
16 Milt Plum 31 qb 6 6 2-4-0 82 146 56.2 943 4 2.7 13 8.9 63 6.5 3.0 11.5 157.2 47.8
18 Tom Myers 23 1 0 0 1 0.0 0 0 0.0 1 100.0 0 0.0 -45.0 0.0 0.0
Team Total 26.0 14 4-9-1 239 456 52.4 2752 8 1.8 28 6.1 99 6.0 3.6 11.5 196.6 51.2 1 0
Opp Total 14 210 363 57.9 2702 19 5.2 24 6.6 7.4 5.52 12.9 193.0 71.2 34 294 6.1 4.3 8.6

Rushing & Receiving

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+),
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
35 Tom Nowatzke 24 FB 14 0 151 512 6 21 3.4 36.6 10.8 54 316 5.9 1 25 3.9 22.6 828 7 6
31 Amos Marsh 27 HB 14 0 134 433 3 27 3.2 30.9 9.6 12 111 9.3 0 20 0.9 7.9 544 3 5
45 Bobby Felts 24 10 0 34 83 2 14 2.4 8.3 3.4 2 1 0.5 0 1 0.2 0.1 84 2 2
14 Karl Sweetan 24 QB 10 8 34 219 1 34 6.4 21.9 3.4 219 1 6
24 Bruce McLenna 25 9 0 16 51 0 19 3.2 5.7 1.8 3 13 4.3 0 8 0.3 1.4 64 0 0
16 Milt Plum 31 qb 6 6 12 59 0 15 4.9 9.8 2.0 59 0 2
32 Joe Don Looney 24 3 0 8 42 1 24 5.3 14.0 2.7 4 24 6.0 0 18 1.3 8.0 66 1 3
25 Pat Studstill*+ 28 FL/P 14 0 2 20 0 15 10.0 1.4 0.1 67 1266 18.9 5 99 4.8 90.4 1286 5 3
34 Jim Todd 23 10 0 2 6 0 3 3.0 0.6 0.2 6 0 2
40 Willie Walker 24 9 0 1 4 0 4 4.0 0.4 0.1 1 21 21.0 0 21 0.1 2.3 25 0 0
89 Gail Cogdill 29 SE 14 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 47 411 8.7 1 21 3.4 29.4 411 1 0
88 Ron Kramer 31 TE 14 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 37 432 11.7 0 68 2.6 30.9 432 0 0
87 John Henderson 23 13 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 6 121 20.2 0 53 0.5 9.3 121 0 0
81 Bill Malinchak 22 14 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 5 34 6.8 0 13 0.4 2.4 34 0 0
80 Jim Gibbons 30 7 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 1 2 2.0 1 2 0.1 0.3 2 1 0
Team Total 26.0 14 394 1429 13 34 3.6 102.1 28.1 239 2752 11.5 8 99 17.1 196.6 4181 21 36
Opp Total 14 479 2006 16 4.2 143.3 34.2 210 2408 11.5 19 15.0 172.0 4414 35 19

Kick & Punt Returns

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+),
Punt Returns Kick Returns
No. Age Pos G GS Ret Yds TD Lng Y/R Rt Yds TD Lng Y/Rt APYd
48 Tom Vaughn 23 KR/PR 13 0 18 179 0 63 9.9 23 595 0 63 25.9 774
45 Bobby Felts 24 10 0 2 20 0 16 10.0 20 392 0 32 19.6 496
49 Johnnie Robinson 22 14 0 13 185 1 79 14.2 6 127 0 33 21.2 312
34 Jim Todd 23 10 0 5 12 0 10 2.4 3 105 0 49 35.0 123
32 Joe Don Looney 24 3 0 3 75 0 34 25.0 141
50 Mike Alford 23 12 0 1 0 0 0 0.0 0
83 Jerry Mazzanti 26 13 0 1 8 0 8 8.0 8
51 Lou Slaby 25 13 0 1 14 0 14 14.0 14
Team Total 26.0 14 38 396 1 79 10.4 58 1316 0 63 22.7 5893
Opp Total 14 27 98 0 3.6 45 1004 0 22.3

Kicking & Punting

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+),
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
25 Pat Studstill*+ 28 FL/P 14 0 72 2956 66 0 41.1
1 Garo Yepremian 22 K 9 0 4 3 5 5 5 4 7 1 1 22 13 59.1% 11 11 100.0%
55 Wayne Walker 30 rlb 13 5 8 2 25.0% 11 11 100.0%
16 Milt Plum 31 qb 6 6 1 1 100.0%
Team Total 26.0 14 4 3 5 5 5 4 7 1 1 30 15 50.0% 23 23 100.0% 72 2956 66 0 41.1
Opp Total 14 31 17 54.8% 38 38 100.0% 71 2918 41.1

Defense & Fumbles

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+),
Def Interceptions Fumbles Tackles
No. Age Pos G GS Sk Int Yds TD Lng PD FF Fmb FR Yds TD Tkl Ast Sfty
14 Karl Sweetan 24 QB 10 8 0 6 5 -8 0
21 Bruce Maher 29 LS 14 0 5 90 0 56 0 0 0 1 21 0
31 Amos Marsh 27 HB 14 0 0 5 1 0 0
35 Tom Nowatzke 24 FB 14 0 0 6 0 0 0
53 Mike Lucci 27 LLB 13 0 5 118 1 63 0
47 Wayne Rasmussen 24 14 0 3 14 0 8 0 0 0 2 0 0
48 Tom Vaughn 23 KR/PR 13 0 1 16 0 16 0 0 2 2 0 0
71 Alex Karras 31 LDT 14 0 0 0 4 0 0
44 Dick LeBeau* 29 LCB 14 0 4 66 0 37 0
49 Johnnie Robinson 22 14 0 0 4 0 0 0
27 Bobby Thompson 27 RS 14 0 4 52 0 26 0
32 Joe Don Looney 24 3 0 0 3 0 0 0
16 Milt Plum 31 qb 6 6 0 2 1 0 0
25 Pat Studstill*+ 28 FL/P 14 0 0 3 0 0 0
59 Ernie Clark 29 MLB 14 0 1 7 0 7 0 0 0 1 0 0
45 Bobby Felts 24 10 0 0 2 0 0 0
34 Jim Todd 23 10 0 0 2 0 0 0
60 Doug Van Horn 22 14 0 0 0 2 0 0
50 Mike Alford 23 12 0 0 1 0 0 0
89 Gail Cogdill 29 SE 14 0 0 0 1 3 0
75 John Gordy 31 RG 14 0 0 0 1 0 0
78 Darris McCord 33 LDE 13 0 0 0 1 0 0
82 Jerry Rush 24 11 0 0 0 1 1 0
55 Wayne Walker 30 rlb 13 5 1 3 0 3 0
Team Total 26.0 14 24 366 1 63 0 0 36 23 17 0
Opp Total 14 35 19 8

Scoring Summary

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+),
No. Age Pos G GS RshTD RecTD PR TD KR TD FblTD IntTD OthTD AllTD 2PM XPM FGM Sfty Pts Pts/G
1 Garo Yepremian 22 K 9 0 11 13 50
35 Tom Nowatzke 24 FB 14 0 6 1 7 42
25 Pat Studstill*+ 28 FL/P 14 0 5 5 30
31 Amos Marsh 27 HB 14 0 3 3 18
55 Wayne Walker 30 rlb 13 5 11 2 17
45 Bobby Felts 24 10 0 2 2 12
89 Gail Cogdill 29 SE 14 0 1 1 6
80 Jim Gibbons 30 7 0 1 1 6
32 Joe Don Looney 24 3 0 1 1 6
53 Mike Lucci 27 LLB 13 0 1 1 6
49 Johnnie Robinson 22 14 0 1 1 6
14 Karl Sweetan 24 QB 10 8 1 1 6
16 Milt Plum 31 qb 6 6 1 1
Team Total 26.0 14 13 8 1 1 23 23 15 206
Opp Total 14 16 19 3 38 17 317