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1970 Detroit Lions

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10-4-0, Finished 2nd in NFC Central Division  · 1970 NFL Season Summary
 SRS: Total 14.0, Offense: 7.4, Defense: 6.6, SoS: 3.7, avg is 0.0.

Scored 347 points (24.8/g), 2nd of 26 in the NFL. Allowed 202 points (14.4/g), 2nd.
 Differential of 145 points (10.4/g), 2nd.  Expected W-L: 11.0-3.0.

Coach: Joe Schmidt (10-4-0)

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
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 347 3984 844 4.7 27 15 23 243 167 294 1857 19 12 5.6 107 514 2127 16 4.1 113
Team Defense 202 3448 756 4.6 44 16 13 186 194 371 2296 14 28 5.8 112 362 1152 7 3.2 61
Lg Rank Offense 2 13 6 15 4 25 22 7 4 13 2 2 3 8
Lg Rank Defense 2 2 1 5 2 12 16 6 2 20 1 1 4 2

Team Games & Schedule

W# Day Date OT Rec Opp Tm Opp 1stD TotYd PassY RushY TO 1stD TotYd PassY RushY TO
1 Sun September 20 boxscore W 1-0 @ Green Bay Packers 40 0 19 398 132 266 1 5 114 64 50 3
2 Sun September 27 boxscore W 2-0 Cincinnati Bengals 38 3 21 285 94 191 6 140 64 76 4
3 Mon October 5 boxscore W 3-0 Chicago Bears 28 14 22 350 210 140 1 8 177 139 38 3
4 Sun October 11 boxscore L 3-1 @ Washington Redskins 10 31 16 251 152 99 1 21 352 225 127 1
5 Sun October 18 boxscore W 4-1 @ Cleveland Browns 41 24 13 315 200 115 2 19 318 171 147 6
6 Sun October 25 boxscore W 5-1 @ Chicago Bears 16 10 13 187 79 108 1 10 310 235 75 4
7 Sun November 1 boxscore L 5-2 Minnesota Vikings 17 30 13 254 186 68 3 17 387 251 136 4
8 Sun November 8 boxscore L 5-3 @ New Orleans Saints 17 19 18 278 143 135 6 15 272 141 131
9 Sun November 15 boxscore L 5-4 @ Minnesota Vikings 20 24 15 185 59 126 2 17 289 204 85 2
10 Sun November 22 boxscore W 6-4 San Francisco 49ers 28 7 19 298 111 187 15 190 134 56 4
11 Thu November 26 boxscore W 7-4 Oakland Raiders 28 14 25 399 137 262 3 18 248 148 100 2
12 Sun December 6 boxscore W 8-4 St. Louis Cardinals 16 3 18 279 119 160 2 6 146 108 38 5
13 Mon December 14 boxscore W 9-4 @ Los Angeles Rams 28 23 22 343 164 179 1 20 381 334 47 1
14 Sun December 20 boxscore W 10-4 Green Bay Packers 20 0 9 162 71 91 4 9 124 78 46 5
Playoffs
Division Sat December 26 boxscore L 10-5 @ Dallas Cowboys 0 5 7 156 80 76 3 14 231 22 209 1

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
19 Bill Munson 29 QB 8 8 5-3-0 84 158 53.2% 1049 10 6.3 7 4.4 56 6.6 5.9 12.5 131.1 76.7 10 66 5.85 5.17 6.0 1 1
11 Greg Landry 24 qb 12 6 5-1-0 83 136 61.0% 1072 9 6.6 5 3.7 58 7.9 7.6 12.9 89.3 92.5 26 198 5.40 5.12 16.0 0 1
Team Total 26.6 14 10-4-0 167 294 56.8% 2121 19 6.5 12 4.1 58 7.2 6.7 12.7 151.5 84.0 36 264 5.63 5.14 10.9 1 2
Opp Total 14 194 371 52.3% 2491 14 3.8 28 7.5 6.7 4.07 12.8 177.9 54.8 23 195 5.8 3.3 5.8

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
42 Altie Taylor 23 RB 14 14 198 666 2 34 3.4 47.6 14.1 27 261 9.7 2 42 1.9 18.6 927 4 6
24 Mel Farr* 26 FB 12 12 166 717 9 36 4.3 59.8 13.8 29 213 7.3 2 58 2.4 17.8 930 11 5
38 Bill Triplett 30 14 1 48 156 1 11 3.3 11.1 3.4 6 52 8.7 0 15 0.4 3.7 208 1 2
36 Steve Owens 23 6 1 36 122 2 23 3.4 20.3 6.0 4 21 5.3 0 11 0.7 3.5 143 2 2
11 Greg Landry 24 qb 12 6 35 350 1 76 10.0 29.2 2.9 350 1 3
40 Nick Eddy 26 11 0 18 47 1 9 2.6 4.3 1.6 4 22 5.5 0 9 0.4 2.0 69 1 2
19 Bill Munson 29 QB 8 8 9 33 0 11 3.7 4.1 1.1 33 0 1
49 Larry Walton 23 WR 13 11 2 20 0 16 10.0 1.5 0.2 30 532 17.7 5 56 2.3 40.9 552 5 0
25 Earl McCullouch 24 WR 10 8 1 7 0 7 7.0 0.7 0.1 15 278 18.5 4 44 1.5 27.8 285 4 0
46 Bruce Maxwell 23 11 0 1 9 0 9 9.0 0.8 0.1 9 0 0
88 Charlie Sanders*+ 24 TE 14 14 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 40 544 13.6 6 34 2.9 38.9 544 6 0
85 Chuck Hughes 27 wr 13 9 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 8 162 20.3 0 42 0.6 12.5 162 0 0
81 Charlie Brown 22 14 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 2 38 19.0 0 23 0.1 2.7 38 0 0
87 Craig Cotton 23 14 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 1 6 6.0 0 6 0.1 0.4 6 0 0
76 Rocky Freitas 25 RT 14 14 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 1 -8 -8.0 0 -8 0.1 -0.6 -8 0 0
Team Total 26.6 14 514 2127 16 76 4.1 151.9 36.7 167 2121 12.7 19 58 11.9 151.5 4248 35 26
Opp Total 14 362 1152 7 3.2 82.3 25.9 194 2296 11.8 14 13.9 164.0 3448 21 30

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
20 Lem Barney 25 LCB/PR 13 13 25 259 1 65 10.4 2 96 0 74 48.0 355
45 Bobby Williams 28 KR 14 1 25 544 1 85 21.8 544
40 Nick Eddy 26 11 0 4 25 0 10 6.3 7 168 0 29 24.0 262
48 Tom Vaughn 27 fs 11 6 3 22 0 14 7.3 3 66 0 25 22.0 88
49 Larry Walton 23 WR 13 11 2 0 0 0 0.0 1 21 0 21 21.0 573
50 Paul Naumoff* 25 LLB 14 14 2 6 0 6 3.0 6
46 Bruce Maxwell 23 11 0 1 20 0 20 20.0 29
62 Ed Mooney 25 14 0 1 12 0 12 12.0 12
36 Steve Owens 23 6 1 1 26 0 26 26.0 169
Team Total 26.6 14 34 306 1 65 9.0 43 959 1 85 22.3 5513
Opp Total 14 29 113 0 3.9 67 1427 0 21.3

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
12 Errol Mann 29 K 14 0 8 8 3 2 5 3 7 4 6 3 29 20 69.0%% 41 41 100.0%%
18 Herman Weaver 22 P 14 0 62 2483 65 1 40.0
Team Total 26.6 14 8 8 3 2 5 3 7 4 6 3 29 20 69.0%% 41 41 100.0%% 62 2483 65 1 40.0
Opp Total 14 26 16 61.5%% 22 22 100.0%% 70 2737 39.1

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
20 Lem Barney 25 LCB/PR 13 13 7 168 2 49 0 0 2 0 0 0
44 Dick LeBeau 33 RCB 14 14 9 96 0 43 0
42 Altie Taylor 23 RB 14 14 0 6 2 0 0
24 Mel Farr* 26 FB 12 12 0 5 2 0 0
28 Mike Weger 25 SS 14 14 5 52 1 29 0 0 0 1 0 0
45 Bobby Williams 28 KR 14 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 3 2 0 0
53 Mike Lucci 31 MLB 14 14 2 18 0 12 0 0 0 3 0 0
11 Greg Landry 24 qb 12 6 0 3 0 -16 0
38 Bill Triplett 30 14 1 0 2 1 0 0
40 Nick Eddy 26 11 0 0 2 0 0 0
71 Alex Karras 35 LDT 13 12 0 0 2 0 0
83 Jim Mitchell 22 LDE 14 8 0 0 2 0 0
36 Steve Owens 23 6 1 0 2 0 0 0
47 Wayne Rasmussen 28 FS 14 8 2 21 0 14 0
48 Tom Vaughn 27 fs 11 6 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0
54 Ed Flanagan* 26 C 14 14 0 0 1 0 0
74 Larry Hand 30 RDE 14 14 1 62 1 62 0
66 Bob Kowalkowski 27 10 0 0 0 1 0 0
46 Bruce Maxwell 23 11 0 0 0 1 0 0
62 Ed Mooney 25 14 0 0 0 1 0 0
19 Bill Munson 29 QB 8 8 0 1 0 0 0
84 Joe Robb 33 6 6 0 0 1 0 0
82 Jerry Rush 28 RDT 14 14 0 0 1 6 0
73 Roger Shoals 32 LT 14 14 0 0 1 0 0
63 Chuck Walton 29 LG 14 14 0 0 1 0 0
18 Herman Weaver 22 P 14 0 0 0 1 1 0
75 Jim Yarbrough 24 12 0 0 0 1 0 0
Team Total 26.6 14 28 417 4 62 0 0 26 26 -9 0
Opp Total 14 36 30 14

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
12 Errol Mann 29 K 14 0 41 20 101
24 Mel Farr* 26 FB 12 12 9 2 11 66
88 Charlie Sanders*+ 24 TE 14 14 6 6 36
49 Larry Walton 23 WR 13 11 5 5 30
25 Earl McCullouch 24 WR 10 8 4 4 24
42 Altie Taylor 23 RB 14 14 2 2 4 24
20 Lem Barney 25 LCB/PR 13 13 1 2 3 18
36 Steve Owens 23 6 1 2 2 12
40 Nick Eddy 26 11 0 1 1 6
74 Larry Hand 30 RDE 14 14 1 1 6
11 Greg Landry 24 qb 12 6 1 1 6
38 Bill Triplett 30 14 1 1 1 6
28 Mike Weger 25 SS 14 14 1 1 6
45 Bobby Williams 28 KR 14 1 1 1 6
Team Total 26.6 14 16 19 1 1 4 41 41 20 347
Opp Total 14 7 14 1 22 16 202

Touchdown Log

Rk Date Opp Result Quarter Dist Type
1 1970-09-20 @ GNB W, 40-0 1 1 rush Mel Farr 1 yard rush (Errol Mann kick)
2 1970-09-20 @ GNB W, 40-0 3 40 interception Lem Barney 40 yard interception return (Errol Mann kick)
3 1970-09-20 @ GNB W, 40-0 4 13 rush Mel Farr 13 yard rush (Errol Mann kick)
4 1970-09-20 @ GNB W, 40-0 4 11 rush Bill Triplett 11 yard rush (Errol Mann kick)
5 1970-09-27 CIN W, 38-3 1 5 pass Mel Farr 5 yard pass from Bill Munson (Errol Mann kick)
6 1970-09-27 CIN W, 38-3 2 1 pass Charlie Sanders 1 yard pass from Bill Munson (Errol Mann kick)
7 1970-09-27 CIN W, 38-3 2 1 rush Mel Farr 1 yard rush (Errol Mann kick)
8 1970-09-27 CIN W, 38-3 2 61 punt Lem Barney 61 yard punt return (Errol Mann kick)
9 1970-09-27 CIN W, 38-3 4 1 rush Greg Landry 1 yard rush (Errol Mann kick)
10 1970-10-05 CHI W, 28-14 3 3 rush Mel Farr 3 yard rush (Errol Mann kick)
11 1970-10-05 CHI W, 28-14 3 7 rush Altie Taylor 7 yard rush (Errol Mann kick)
12 1970-10-05 CHI W, 28-14 3 13 pass Larry Walton 13 yard pass from Bill Munson (Errol Mann kick)
13 1970-10-05 CHI W, 28-14 4 20 rush Mel Farr 20 yard rush (Errol Mann kick)
14 1970-10-11 @ WAS L, 10-31 4 4 rush Nick Eddy 4 yard rush (Errol Mann kick)
15 1970-10-18 @ CLE W, 41-24 1 62 interception Larry Hand 62 yard interception return (Errol Mann kick)
16 1970-10-18 @ CLE W, 41-24 1 2 pass Altie Taylor 2 yard pass from Bill Munson (Errol Mann kick)
17 1970-10-18 @ CLE W, 41-24 2 28 pass Larry Walton 28 yard pass from Bill Munson (Errol Mann kick)
18 1970-10-18 @ CLE W, 41-24 2 29 interception Mike Weger 29 yard interception return (Errol Mann kick)
19 1970-10-18 @ CLE W, 41-24 2 34 pass Larry Walton 34 yard pass from Bill Munson (Errol Mann kick)
20 1970-10-25 @ CHI W, 16-10 4 17 pass Earl McCullouch 17 yard pass from Bill Munson (Errol Mann kick)
21 1970-11-01 MIN L, 17-30 1 15 pass Earl McCullouch 15 yard pass from Bill Munson (Errol Mann kick)
22 1970-11-01 MIN L, 17-30 2 13 pass Larry Walton 13 yard pass from Bill Munson (Errol Mann kick)
23 1970-11-08 @ NOR L, 17-19 2 10 rush Mel Farr 10 yard rush (Errol Mann kick)
24 1970-11-08 @ NOR L, 17-19 3 2 pass Charlie Sanders 2 yard pass from Bill Munson (Errol Mann kick)
25 1970-11-15 @ MIN L, 20-24 1 85 kickoff Bobby Williams 85 yard kickoff return (Errol Mann kick)
26 1970-11-15 @ MIN L, 20-24 3 5 pass Mel Farr 5 yard pass from Greg Landry (Errol Mann kick)
27 1970-11-22 SFO W, 28-7 1 2 rush Mel Farr 2 yard rush (Errol Mann kick)
28 1970-11-22 SFO W, 28-7 2 19 pass Charlie Sanders 19 yard pass from Greg Landry (Errol Mann kick)
29 1970-11-22 SFO W, 28-7 3 23 pass Larry Walton 23 yard pass from Greg Landry (Errol Mann kick)
30 1970-11-22 SFO W, 28-7 4 18 pass Earl McCullouch 18 yard pass from Greg Landry (Errol Mann kick)
31 1970-11-26 OAK W, 28-14 2 12 pass Altie Taylor 12 yard pass from Greg Landry (Errol Mann kick)
32 1970-11-26 OAK W, 28-14 2 20 pass Charlie Sanders 20 yard pass from Greg Landry (Errol Mann kick)
33 1970-11-26 OAK W, 28-14 4 6 pass Charlie Sanders 6 yard pass from Greg Landry (Errol Mann kick)
34 1970-11-26 OAK W, 28-14 4 11 rush Mel Farr 11 yard rush (Errol Mann kick)
35 1970-12-06 STL W, 16-3 4 28 rush Mel Farr 28 yard rush (Errol Mann kick)
36 1970-12-14 @ RAM W, 28-23 1 2 rush Altie Taylor 2 yard rush (Errol Mann kick)
37 1970-12-14 @ RAM W, 28-23 2 6 rush Steve Owens 6 yard rush (Errol Mann kick)
38 1970-12-14 @ RAM W, 28-23 3 26 pass Earl McCullouch 26 yard pass from Greg Landry (Errol Mann kick)
39 1970-12-14 @ RAM W, 28-23 4 4 rush Steve Owens 4 yard rush (Errol Mann kick)
40 1970-12-20 GNB W, 20-0 4 13 pass Charlie Sanders 13 yard pass from Greg Landry (Errol Mann kick)
41 1970-12-20 GNB W, 20-0 4 49 interception Lem Barney 49 yard interception return (Errol Mann kick)

Opponent Touchdown Log

Rk Date Opp Result Quarter Dist Type
1 1970-10-05 CHI L, 14-28 1 20 pass Dick Gordon 20 yard pass from Jack Concannon (Mac Percival kick)
2 1970-10-05 CHI L, 14-28 4 60 pass Dick Gordon 60 yard pass from Jack Concannon (Mac Percival kick)
3 1970-10-11 @ WAS W, 31-10 1 15 pass Charley Taylor 15 yard pass from Sonny Jurgensen (Curt Knight kick)
4 1970-10-11 @ WAS W, 31-10 2 7 pass Jerry Smith 7 yard pass from Sonny Jurgensen (Curt Knight kick)
5 1970-10-11 @ WAS W, 31-10 3 16 pass Charley Taylor 16 yard pass from Sonny Jurgensen (Curt Knight kick)
6 1970-10-11 @ WAS W, 31-10 4 4 rush Larry Brown 4 yard rush (Curt Knight kick)
7 1970-10-18 @ CLE L, 24-41 1 14 pass Gary Collins 14 yard pass from Bill Nelsen (Don Cockroft kick)
8 1970-10-18 @ CLE L, 24-41 2 16 pass Fair Hooker 16 yard pass from Bill Nelsen (Don Cockroft kick)
9 1970-10-18 @ CLE L, 24-41 4 3 rush Bo Scott 3 yard rush (Don Cockroft kick)
10 1970-10-25 @ CHI L, 10-16 1 53 pass Dick Gordon 53 yard pass from Jack Concannon (Mac Percival kick)
11 1970-11-01 MIN W, 30-17 1 39 interception Bobby Bryant 39 yard interception return (Fred Cox kick)
12 1970-11-01 MIN W, 30-17 2 6 pass Bill Brown 6 yard pass from Gary Cuozzo (Fred Cox kick)
13 1970-11-01 MIN W, 30-17 2 41 pass Gene Washington 41 yard pass from Gary Cuozzo (Fred Cox kick)
14 1970-11-08 @ NOR W, 19-17 4 4 rush Tom Barrington 4 yard rush (Tom Dempsey kick)
15 1970-11-15 @ MIN W, 24-20 2 3 rush Clint Jones 3 yard rush (Fred Cox kick)
16 1970-11-15 @ MIN W, 24-20 4 1 rush Clint Jones 1 yard rush (Fred Cox kick)
17 1970-11-15 @ MIN W, 24-20 4 5 rush Clint Jones 5 yard rush (Fred Cox kick)
18 1970-11-22 SFO L, 7-28 3 1 rush Doug Cunningham 1 yard rush (Bruce Gossett kick)
19 1970-11-26 OAK L, 14-28 1 23 pass Fred Biletnikoff 23 yard pass from Daryle Lamonica (George Blanda kick)
20 1970-11-26 OAK L, 14-28 1 21 pass Fred Biletnikoff 21 yard pass from Daryle Lamonica (George Blanda kick)
21 1970-12-14 @ RAM L, 23-28 4 17 pass Larry Smith 17 yard pass from Roman Gabriel (David Ray kick)
22 1970-12-14 @ RAM L, 23-28 4 5 pass Billy Truax 5 yard pass from Roman Gabriel (David Ray kick)