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1969 Detroit Lions

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9-4-1, Finished 2nd in NFL Central Division  · 1969 NFL Season Summary
 SRS: Total 6.6, Offense: -1.2, Defense: 7.9, SoS: 1.6, avg is 0.0.

Scored 259 points (18.5/g), 14th of 16 in the NFL. Allowed 188 points (13.4/g), 2nd.
 Differential of 71 points (5.1/g), 4th.  Expected W-L: 9.5-4.5.

Coach: Joe Schmidt (9-4-1)

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

Team Info

Principal Owner/Chairman William Clay Ford Sr.
General Manager Russ Thomas
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 259 3355 845 4.0 30 12 22 198 165 329 1600 12 18 4.3 93 474 1755 11 3.7 83
Team Defense 188 3084 768 4.0 42 21 17 182 167 350 1861 15 21 4.7 101 372 1223 7 3.3 64
Lg Rank Offense 14 16 4 5 16 14 15 15 6 15 3 6 9 14
Lg Rank Defense 2 2 2 3 2 3 3 5 5 3 3 3 3 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 21 boxscore L 0-1 @ Pittsburgh Steelers 13 16 14 236 156 80 4 12 237 128 109 4
2 Sun September 28 boxscore W 1-1 New York Giants 24 0 18 241 119 122 1 10 187 101 86 1
3 Sun October 5 boxscore W 2-1 @ Cleveland Browns 28 21 19 301 157 144 4 14 264 185 79 6
4 Sun October 12 boxscore L 2-2 Green Bay Packers 17 28 15 227 82 145 4 23 308 187 121 1
5 Sun October 19 boxscore W 3-2 Chicago Bears 13 7 12 252 97 155 1 12 153 33 120 1
6 Sun October 26 boxscore L 3-3 @ Minnesota Vikings 10 24 13 167 60 107 4 13 201 149 52 1
7 Sun November 2 boxscore W 4-3 @ San Francisco 49ers 26 14 12 125 1 124 2 14 282 196 86 5
8 Sun November 9 boxscore W 5-3 Atlanta Falcons 27 21 15 241 70 171 1 15 279 122 157 3
9 Sun November 16 boxscore W 6-3 St. Louis Cardinals 20 0 14 297 232 65 16 239 150 89 3
10 Sun November 23 boxscore W 7-3 @ Green Bay Packers 16 10 15 285 97 188 1 17 280 210 70 5
11 Thu November 27 boxscore L 7-4 Minnesota Vikings 0 27 9 156 82 74 3 9 173 85 88 2
12 Sun December 7 boxscore T 7-4-1 @ Baltimore Colts 17 17 11 245 161 84 14 289 220 69 4
13 Sun December 14 boxscore W 8-4-1 Los Angeles Rams 28 0 16 332 183 149 1 4 96 55 41 3
14 Sun December 21 boxscore W 9-4-1 @ Chicago Bears 20 3 15 250 103 147 4 9 96 40 56 3

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
19 Bill Munson 28 QB 8 7 4-2-1 84 166 50.6 1062 7 4.2 8 4.8 62 6.4 5.1 12.6 132.8 64.9 12 93 5.44 4.21 6.7 2 1
11 Greg Landry 23 qb 10 7 5-2-0 80 160 50.0 853 4 2.5 10 6.3 43 5.3 3.0 10.7 85.3 48.3 30 265 3.09 1.15 15.8
14 Greg Barton 23 1 0 0 1 0.0 0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 39.6 0 0 0.00 0.00 0.0
24 Mel Farr 25 hb 5 5 0 1 0.0 0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 39.6 0 0 0.00 0.00 0.0
49 Larry Walton 22 FL 14 7 1 1 100.0 43 1 100.0 0 0.0 43 43.0 63.0 43.0 3.1 158.3 0 0 43.00 63.00 0.0
Team Total 26.1 14 9-4-1 165 329 50.2 1958 12 3.6 18 5.5 62 6.0 4.2 11.9 139.9 58.0 42 358 4.31 2.78 11.3 2 1
Opp Total 14 167 350 47.7 2238 15 4.3 21 6.0 6.4 4.55 13.4 159.9 57.8 46 377 4.7 3.1 11.6

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
42 Altie Taylor 22 10 4 118 348 0 26 2.9 34.8 11.8 13 86 6.6 0 20 1.3 8.6 434 0 4
38 Bill Triplett 29 FB 14 9 111 377 3 33 3.4 26.9 7.9 13 141 10.8 1 62 0.9 10.1 518 4 1
40 Nick Eddy 25 HB 11 7 78 272 2 26 3.5 24.7 7.1 10 78 7.8 1 14 0.9 7.1 350 3 1
30 Larry Watkins 23 14 1 62 201 1 12 3.2 14.4 4.4 13 87 6.7 0 20 0.9 6.2 288 1 0
24 Mel Farr 25 hb 5 5 58 245 4 52 4.2 49.0 11.6 13 94 7.2 0 24 2.6 18.8 339 4 2
11 Greg Landry 23 qb 10 7 33 243 1 26 7.4 24.3 3.3 243 1 2
19 Bill Munson 28 QB 8 7 7 31 0 13 4.4 3.9 0.9 31 0 3
20 Lem Barney*+ 24 LCB/P/PR 13 13 3 36 0 27 12.0 2.8 0.2 36 0 3
49 Larry Walton 22 FL 14 7 2 6 0 17 3.0 0.4 0.1 12 109 9.1 0 16 0.9 7.8 115 0 0
88 Charlie Sanders*+ 23 TE 14 14 1 -8 0 -8 -8.0 -0.6 0.1 42 656 15.6 3 47 3.0 46.9 648 3 0
25 Earl McCullouch 23 SE 14 14 1 4 0 4 4.0 0.3 0.1 33 529 16.0 5 45 2.4 37.8 533 5 0
89 John Wright 23 14 4 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 12 130 10.8 2 26 0.9 9.3 130 2 0
81 Bill Malinchak 25 6 3 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 2 24 12.0 0 21 0.3 4.0 24 0 0
23 Phil Odle 27 13 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 2 24 12.0 0 14 0.2 1.8 24 0 0
Team Total 26.1 14 474 1755 11 52 3.7 125.4 33.9 165 1958 11.9 12 62 11.8 139.9 3713 23 18
Opp Total 14 372 1223 7 3.3 87.4 26.6 167 1861 11.1 15 11.9 132.9 3084 22 24

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
49 Larry Walton 22 FL 14 7 9 24 0 20 2.7 12 230 0 35 19.2 369
45 Bobby Williams 27 KR 13 1 17 563 1 96 33.1 563
20 Lem Barney*+ 24 LCB/P/PR 13 13 9 191 1 74 21.2 7 154 0 32 22.0 381
48 Tom Vaughn 26 RS 14 14 2 10 0 6 5.0 2 44 0 25 22.0 54
62 Ed Mooney 24 14 0 2 12 0 12 6.0 12
40 Nick Eddy 25 HB 11 7 1 5 0 5 5.0 355
35 Tom Nowatzke 27 9 0 1 14 0 14 14.0 14
75 Jim Yarbrough 23 14 0 1 0 0 0 0.0 0
Team Total 26.1 14 21 230 1 74 11.0 42 1017 1 96 24.2 4960
Opp Total 14 31 133 0 4.3 59 1242 0 21.1

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
20 Lem Barney*+ 24 LCB/P/PR 13 13 66 2249 53 1 34.1
12 Errol Mann 28 K 14 0 6 5 10 9 11 7 8 3 2 1 37 25 67.6% 26 26 100.0%
81 Bill Malinchak 25 6 3 5 184 47 0 36.8
3 Rick Duncan 28 p 1 0 3 77 29 0 25.7
Team Total 26.1 14 6 5 10 9 11 7 8 3 2 1 37 25 67.6% 26 26 100.0% 74 2510 53 1 33.9
Opp Total 14 29 9 31.0% 23 23 100.0% 70 2800 40.0

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
20 Lem Barney*+ 24 LCB/P/PR 13 13 8 126 0 32 0 0 3 2 25 0
44 Dick LeBeau 32 RCB 14 14 6 15 0 8 0
19 Bill Munson 28 QB 8 7 0 3 2 -9 0
28 Mike Weger 24 LS 13 13 3 44 0 25 0 0 0 2 0 0
72 Dan Goich 25 14 0 0 0 4 0 0
42 Altie Taylor 22 10 4 0 4 0 0 0
71 Alex Karras 34 LDT 14 14 1 22 0 22 0 0 0 2 0 0
11 Greg Landry 23 qb 10 7 0 2 1 0 0
48 Tom Vaughn 26 RS 14 14 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0
24 Mel Farr 25 hb 5 5 0 2 0 0 0
54 Ed Flanagan* 25 C 14 14 0 0 2 0 0
70 Denis Moore 25 14 5 0 0 2 0 0
84 Joe Robb 32 LDE 14 14 0 0 2 0 0
55 Wayne Walker 33 RLB 14 14 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0
45 Bobby Williams 27 KR 13 1 0 1 1 0 0
40 Nick Eddy 25 HB 11 7 0 1 0 0 0
53 Mike Lucci 30 MLB 14 14 0 0 1 0 0
62 Ed Mooney 24 14 0 0 0 1 0 0
47 Wayne Rasmussen 27 14 1 0 0 1 0 0
82 Jerry Rush 27 RDT 11 9 0 0 1 0 0
38 Bill Triplett 29 FB 14 9 0 1 0 0 0
89 John Wright 23 14 4 0 0 1 26 1
75 Jim Yarbrough 23 14 0 0 1 0 0 0
Team Total 26.1 14 21 207 0 32 0 0 18 27 42 1
Opp Total 14 42 24 3

Scoring Summary

No. Age Pos G GS RshTD RecTD PR TD KR TD FblTD IntTD OthTD AllTD 2PM XPM FGM Sfty Pts Pts/G
12 Errol Mann 28 K 14 0 26 25 101
25 Earl McCullouch 23 SE 14 14 5 5 30
24 Mel Farr 25 hb 5 5 4 4 24
38 Bill Triplett 29 FB 14 9 3 1 4 24
40 Nick Eddy 25 HB 11 7 2 1 3 18
88 Charlie Sanders*+ 23 TE 14 14 3 3 18
89 John Wright 23 14 4 2 1 3 18
20 Lem Barney*+ 24 LCB/P/PR 13 13 1 1 6
11 Greg Landry 23 qb 10 7 1 1 6
30 Larry Watkins 23 14 1 1 1 6
45 Bobby Williams 27 KR 13 1 1 1 6
Team Total 26.1 14 11 12 1 1 1 26 26 25 1 257
Opp Total 14 7 15 23 9 188