Mobile Site You Are Here >  >  >  > 1971 Statistics & Players

1971 Detroit Lions

 Franchise IndexPrevious Season / Next Season

7-6-1, Finished 2nd in NFC Central Division  · 1971 NFL Season Summary
 SRS: Total 4.1, Offense: 6.5, Defense: -2.4, SoS: 0.2, avg is 0.0.

Scored 341 points (24.4/g), 3rd of 26 in the NFL. Allowed 286 points (20.4/g), 16th.
 Differential of 55 points (3.9/g), 9th.  Expected W-L: 8.4-5.6.

Coach: Joe Schmidt (7-6-1)

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 341 4577 862 5.3 33 19 34 269 157 299 2201 17 14 6.7 104 532 2376 15 4.5 131
Team Defense 286 3859 756 5.1 33 11 14 210 163 306 2017 17 22 6.2 99 432 1842 15 4.3 97
Lg Rank Offense 3 4 10 21 2 22 12 8 5 4 1 2 7 5
Lg Rank Defense 16 11 16 22 6 2 8 18 11 22 8 15 19 17

Team Games & Schedule

Week Day Date OT Rec Opp Tm Opp 1stD TotYd PassY RushY TO 1stD TotYd PassY RushY TO
1 Mon September 20 boxscore L 0-1 Minnesota Vikings 13 16 15 221 61 160 2 14 275 232 43 4
2 Sun September 26 boxscore W 1-1 @ New England Patriots 34 7 19 368 204 164 10 246 101 145 3
3 Sun October 3 boxscore W 2-1 Atlanta Falcons 41 38 23 318 95 223 2 16 342 295 47 5
4 Sun October 10 boxscore W 3-1 Green Bay Packers 31 28 26 465 287 178 4 14 263 137 126 2
5 Sun October 17 boxscore W 4-1 @ Houston Oilers 31 7 20 385 155 230 3 13 295 209 86 5
6 Sun October 24 boxscore L 4-2 Chicago Bears 23 28 17 261 145 116 2 17 323 150 173
7 Mon November 1 boxscore T 4-2-1 @ Green Bay Packers 14 14 18 291 101 190 4 13 218 218 1
8 Sun November 7 boxscore W 5-2-1 @ Denver Broncos 24 20 19 418 190 228 2 20 360 157 203 2
9 Sun November 14 boxscore L 5-3-1 Los Angeles Rams 13 21 21 317 140 177 1 19 311 170 141 1
10 Sun November 21 boxscore W 6-3-1 @ Chicago Bears 28 3 14 256 70 186 3 8 118 6 112 4
11 Thu November 25 boxscore W 7-3-1 Kansas City Chiefs 32 21 22 381 223 158 2 19 258 139 119 2
12 Sun December 5 boxscore L 7-4-1 Philadelphia Eagles 20 23 20 350 225 125 2 20 359 214 145 1
13 Sat December 11 boxscore L 7-5-1 @ Minnesota Vikings 10 29 17 236 129 107 5 7 134 21 113 2
14 Sun December 19 boxscore L 7-6-1 @ San Francisco 49ers 27 31 18 310 176 134 1 20 357 186 171 1

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
11 Greg Landry* 25 QB 14 14 7-6-1 136 261 52.1 2237 16 6.1 13 5.0 76 8.6 7.6 16.4 159.8 80.9 29 232 6.91 6.00 10.0 1 1
19 Bill Munson 30 4 0 21 38 55.3 216 1 2.6 1 2.6 34 5.7 5.0 10.3 54.0 69.6 1 5 5.41 4.77 2.6
49 Larry Walton 24 WR 14 14 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 1 15 -15.00 -15.00 100.0
Team Total 26.6 14 7-6-1 157 299 52.5 2453 17 5.7 14 4.7 76 8.2 7.2 15.6 175.2 79.5 31 252 6.67 5.79 9.4 1 1
Opp Total 14 163 306 53.3 2163 17 5.6 22 7.2 7.1 4.94 13.3 154.5 64.5 18 146 6.2 4.2 5.6

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
36 Steve Owens* 24 FB 14 13 246 1035 8 23 4.2 73.9 17.6 32 350 10.9 2 74 2.3 25.0 1385 10 5
42 Altie Taylor 24 RB 14 14 174 736 4 36 4.2 52.6 12.4 26 270 10.4 1 64 1.9 19.3 1006 5 11
11 Greg Landry* 25 QB 14 14 76 530 3 52 7.0 37.9 5.4 530 3 5
24 Mel Farr 27 9 1 22 64 0 14 2.9 7.1 2.4 5 60 12.0 1 39 0.6 6.7 124 1 0
23 Paul Gipson 25 5 0 4 12 0 5 3.0 2.4 0.8 1 21 21.0 0 21 0.2 4.2 33 0 0
38 Bill Triplett 31 14 0 4 4 0 6 1.0 0.3 0.3 4 0 1
19 Bill Munson 30 4 0 3 9 0 6 3.0 2.3 0.8 9 0 0
49 Larry Walton 24 WR 14 14 1 -7 0 -7 -7.0 -0.5 0.1 30 491 16.4 5 60 2.1 35.1 484 5 1
25 Earl McCullouch 25 WR 13 11 1 -7 0 -7 -7.0 -0.5 0.1 21 552 26.3 3 76 1.6 42.5 545 3 0
89 Ron Jessie 23 KR 14 2 1 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.1 4 87 21.8 0 51 0.3 6.2 87 0 3
88 Charlie Sanders*+ 25 TE 13 13 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 31 502 16.2 5 49 2.4 38.6 502 5 0
87 Craig Cotton 24 14 2 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 6 88 14.7 0 34 0.4 6.3 88 0 0
85 Chuck Hughes 28 3 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 1 32 32.0 0 32 0.3 10.7 32 0 0
Team Total 26.6 14 532 2376 15 52 4.5 169.7 38.0 157 2453 15.6 17 76 11.2 175.2 4829 32 35
Opp Total 14 432 1842 15 4.3 131.6 30.9 163 2017 12.4 17 11.6 144.1 3859 32 23

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
20 Lem Barney 26 LCB/PR 9 7 14 122 0 38 8.7 9 222 0 48 24.7 344
89 Ron Jessie 23 KR 14 2 16 470 2 102 29.4 557
21 Al Clark 23 9 7 8 216 0 55 27.0 216
49 Larry Walton 24 WR 14 14 6 38 0 25 6.3 522
23 Paul Gipson 25 5 0 5 105 0 27 21.0 138
45 Bobby Williams 29 14 1 4 112 0 40 28.0 112
38 Bill Triplett 31 14 0 3 70 0 38 23.3 74
62 Ed Mooney 26 14 0 2 8 0 8 4.0 8
79 Ray Parson 24 14 0 2 26 0 15 13.0 26
48 Tom Vaughn 28 FS 9 9 2 30 0 19 15.0 30
87 Craig Cotton 24 14 2 1 4 0 4 4.0 92
47 Wayne Rasmussen 29 14 5 1 0 0 0 0.0 0
65 Dave Thompson 22 14 0 1 4 0 4 4.0 4
Team Total 26.6 14 23 194 0 38 8.4 51 1233 2 102 24.2 6256
Opp Total 14 18 111 0 6.2 70 1627 0 23.2

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
12 Errol Mann 30 K 14 0 6 6 9 8 15 7 3 1 4 37 22 59.5% 37 37 100.0%
18 Herman Weaver 23 P 13 0 42 1752 63 2 41.7
55 Wayne Walker 35 RLB 14 14 2 2 100.0%
Team Total 26.6 14 6 6 9 8 15 7 3 1 4 37 22 59.5% 39 39 100.0% 42 1752 63 2 41.7
Opp Total 14 25 13 52.0% 35 35 100.0% 58 2332 40.2

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
42 Altie Taylor 24 RB 14 14 0 11 2 0 0
20 Lem Barney 26 LCB/PR 9 7 3 78 1 28 0 0 5 2 0 0
11 Greg Landry* 25 QB 14 14 0 5 4 -2 0
44 Dick LeBeau 34 RCB 13 13 6 76 0 40 0
53 Mike Lucci* 32 MLB 14 14 5 74 2 27 0 0 1 0 0 0
89 Ron Jessie 23 KR 14 2 0 3 2 0 0 1
36 Steve Owens* 24 FB 14 13 0 5 0 0 0
47 Wayne Rasmussen 29 14 5 4 31 0 7 0
21 Al Clark 23 9 7 0 2 1 0 0
55 Wayne Walker 35 RLB 14 14 2 12 0 8 0 0 0 1 0 0
28 Mike Weger 26 SS 14 14 1 16 0 16 0 0 0 2 55 1
73 Bob Bell 23 14 6 0 0 2 25 1
87 Craig Cotton 24 14 2 0 0 2 0 0
74 Larry Hand 31 RDE 14 14 0 0 2 0 0
50 Paul Naumoff 26 LLB 14 14 0 0 2 0 0
48 Tom Vaughn 28 FS 9 9 1 8 0 8 0 0 0 1 0 0
83 Jim Mitchell 23 LDE 13 8 0 1 0 0 0
65 Dave Thompson 22 14 0 0 0 1 0 0
38 Bill Triplett 31 14 0 0 1 0 0 0
63 Chuck Walton 30 LG 14 14 0 0 1 0 0
49 Larry Walton 24 WR 14 14 0 1 0 0 0
Team Total 26.6 14 22 295 3 40 0 0 35 25 78 2 1
Opp Total 14 31 23 12 1

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 30 K 14 0 37 22 103
36 Steve Owens* 24 FB 14 13 8 2 10 60
88 Charlie Sanders*+ 25 TE 13 13 5 5 30
42 Altie Taylor 24 RB 14 14 4 1 5 30
49 Larry Walton 24 WR 14 14 5 5 30
11 Greg Landry* 25 QB 14 14 3 3 18
25 Earl McCullouch 25 WR 13 11 3 3 18
89 Ron Jessie 23 KR 14 2 2 2 1 14
53 Mike Lucci* 32 MLB 14 14 2 2 12
20 Lem Barney 26 LCB/PR 9 7 1 1 6
73 Bob Bell 23 14 6 1 1 6
24 Mel Farr 27 9 1 1 1 6
28 Mike Weger 26 SS 14 14 1 1 6
55 Wayne Walker 35 RLB 14 14 2 2
Team Total 26.6 14 15 17 2 2 3 39 39 22 1 341
Opp Total 14 15 17 1 1 35 13 1 286