Mobile Site You Are Here >  >  >  > 1975 Statistics & Players

1975 Detroit Lions

 Franchise IndexPrevious Season / Next Season

7-7-0, Finished 2nd in NFC Central Division  · 1975 NFL Season Summary
 SRS: Total -1.9, Offense: -3.2, Defense: 1.3, SoS: -0.7, avg is 0.0.

Scored 245 points (17.5/g), 18th of 26 in the NFL. Allowed 262 points (18.7/g), 8th.
 Differential of -17 points (-1.2/g), 13th.  Expected W-L: 6.4-7.6.

Coach: Rick Forzano (7-7-0)

Stadium: Pontiac Silverdome
 Training Camp: Oakland University (Rochester, 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 245 4064 935 4.3 30 18 19 241 183 362 1917 15 12 4.8 111 532 2147 10 4.0 111
Team Defense 262 4000 878 4.6 37 17 19 235 181 360 2071 16 20 5.2 116 480 1929 12 4.0 100
Lg Rank Offense 18 18 6 16 17 16 22 15 2 21 10 9 22 12
Lg Rank Defense 8 8 13 11 6 5 9 12 14 9 9 11 5 16

Team Games & Schedule

W# Day Date OT Rec Opp Tm Opp 1stD TotYd PassY RushY TO 1stD TotYd PassY RushY TO
1 Sun September 21 boxscore W 1-0 @ Green Bay Packers 30 16 10 230 113 117 2 15 217 124 93 3
2 Sun September 28 boxscore W 2-0 @ Atlanta Falcons 17 14 20 357 173 184 1 13 250 94 156 2
3 Mon October 6 boxscore L 2-1 Dallas Cowboys 10 36 16 210 27 183 3 14 344 250 94 2
4 Sun October 12 boxscore W 3-1 Chicago Bears 27 7 21 320 193 127 1 16 238 193 45 5
5 Sun October 19 boxscore L 3-2 @ Minnesota Vikings 19 25 21 290 186 104 3 20 279 121 158 3
6 Sun October 26 boxscore L 3-3 @ Houston Oilers 8 24 22 336 179 157 2 14 300 212 88 5
7 Sun November 2 boxscore W 4-3 @ San Francisco 49ers 28 17 17 286 112 174 19 296 168 128 3
8 Sun November 9 boxscore W 5-3 Cleveland Browns 21 10 15 282 154 128 2 13 200 74 126 1
9 Sun November 16 boxscore W 6-3 Green Bay Packers 13 10 17 270 104 166 3 20 277 150 127 2
10 Sun November 23 boxscore L OT 6-4 @ Kansas City Chiefs 21 24 21 366 138 228 2 20 420 169 251 2
11 Thu November 27 boxscore L 6-5 Los Angeles Rams 0 20 12 214 93 121 2 20 320 143 177 1
12 Sun December 7 boxscore L 6-6 @ Chicago Bears 21 25 19 345 192 153 3 15 313 173 140 4
13 Sun December 14 boxscore W 7-6 Minnesota Vikings 17 10 14 258 54 204 4 16 201 127 74 3
14 Sun December 21 boxscore L 7-7 St. Louis Cardinals 13 24 16 300 199 101 2 20 345 73 272 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
14 Joe Reed 27 QB 10 8 4-4-0 86 191 45.0% 1181 9 4.7 10 5.2 65 6.2 4.8 13.7 118.1 59.3 14 119 5.18 3.86 6.8 0 1
19 Bill Munson 34 qb 5 3 1-2-0 65 109 59.6% 626 5 4.6 2 1.8 32 5.7 5.8 9.6 125.2 83.4 8 65 4.79 4.88 6.8
11 Greg Landry 29 qb 6 3 2-1-0 31 56 55.4% 403 1 1.8 0 0.0 36 7.2 7.6 13.0 67.2 84.2 17 129 3.75 4.03 23.3 1 1
43 Marlin Briscoe 30 WR 8 7 0 2 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
10 Jack Concannon 32 7 0 1 2 50.0% 30 0 0.0 0 0.0 30 15.0 15.0 30.0 4.3 95.8 1 9 7.00 7.00 33.3
25 Horace King 22 14 0 0 1 0.0% 0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 39.6 1 1 -0.50 -0.50 50.0
18 Herman Weaver 27 P 14 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
Team Total 27.0 14 7-7-0 183 362 50.6% 2240 15 4.1 12 3.3 65 6.2 5.5 12.2 160.0 70.0 41 323 4.76 4.16 10.2 1 2
Opp Total 14 181 360 50.3% 2377 16 4.4 20 5.6 6.6 4.99 13.1 169.8 63.2 38 306 5.2 3.7 9.5

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 28 RB 14 14 195 638 4 24 3.3 45.6 13.9 21 111 5.3 0 17 1.5 7.9 749 4 3
24 Dexter Bussey 23 FB 13 13 157 696 2 32 4.4 53.5 12.1 14 175 12.5 2 65 1.1 13.5 871 4 7
25 Horace King 22 14 0 61 260 2 26 4.3 18.6 4.4 13 81 6.2 0 22 0.9 5.8 341 2 1
33 Bobby Thompson 28 KR 14 1 51 268 1 46 5.3 19.1 3.6 19 122 6.4 0 22 1.4 8.7 390 1 0
14 Joe Reed 27 QB 10 8 34 193 1 22 5.7 19.3 3.4 193 1 3
11 Greg Landry 29 qb 6 3 20 92 0 14 4.6 15.3 3.3 92 0 4
30 Jim Hooks 25 12 0 4 -8 0 3 -2.0 -0.7 0.3 1 5 5.0 0 5 0.1 0.4 -3 0 0
19 Bill Munson 34 qb 5 3 4 -3 0 2 -0.8 -0.6 0.8 -3 0 2
43 Marlin Briscoe 30 WR 8 7 2 -3 0 6 -1.5 -0.4 0.3 22 347 15.8 4 59 2.8 43.4 344 4 1
86 Jon Staggers 27 wr 5 4 2 26 0 14 13.0 5.2 0.4 14 174 12.4 2 23 2.8 34.8 200 2 0
45 Ray Jarvis 26 WR 14 12 1 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.1 29 501 17.3 4 62 2.1 35.8 501 4 1
39 Leonard Thompson 23 wr 14 1 1 -12 0 -12 -12.0 -0.9 0.1 -12 0 2
88 Charlie Sanders* 29 TE 13 12 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 37 486 13.1 3 32 2.8 37.4 486 3 1
44 George Farmer 27 wr 6 2 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 6 86 14.3 0 22 1.0 14.3 86 0 0
89 Dennis Franklin 22 wr 4 2 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 5 109 21.8 0 36 1.3 27.3 109 0 0
81 John McMakin 25 te 11 2 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 2 43 21.5 0 30 0.2 3.9 43 0 0
Team Total 27.0 14 532 2147 10 46 4.0 153.4 38.0 183 2240 12.2 15 65 13.1 160.0 4387 25 28
Opp Total 14 480 1929 12 4.0 137.8 34.3 181 2071 11.4 16 12.9 147.9 4000 28 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
40 Charlie West 29 PR/SS 14 14 22 219 0 43 10.0 2 41 0 25 20.5 260
33 Bobby Thompson 28 KR 14 1 22 565 0 42 25.7 955
39 Leonard Thompson 23 wr 14 1 12 271 0 33 22.6 259
20 Lem Barney* 30 LCB 10 10 8 80 0 30 10.0 80
26 Dick Jauron 25 FS 10 10 6 29 0 10 4.8 29
25 Horace King 22 14 0 6 117 0 29 19.5 458
28 Mike Weger 30 db 13 4 3 42 0 20 14.0 42
24 Dexter Bussey 23 FB 13 13 2 38 0 22 19.0 909
30 Jim Hooks 25 12 0 2 8 0 8 4.0 5
60 Guy Dennis 28 12 0 1 0 0 0 0.0 0
32 Lenny Dunlap 26 db 6 1 1 19 0 19 19.0 19
58 Mike Hennigan 24 4 0 1 13 0 13 13.0 13
Team Total 27.0 14 36 328 0 43 9.1 52 1114 0 42 21.4 5829
Opp Total 14 41 524 1 12.8 53 1084 0 20.5

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
18 Herman Weaver 27 P 14 0 80 3361 61 1 42.0
12 Errol Mann 34 K 14 0 1 1 6 6 9 4 5 3 21 14 66.7%% 29 25 86.2%% 1 34 34 0 34.0
Team Total 27.0 14 1 1 6 6 9 4 5 3 21 14 66.7%% 29 25 86.2%% 81 3395 61 1 41.9
Opp Total 14 23 16 69.6%% 31 26 83.9%% 80 2960 37.0

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
24 Dexter Bussey 23 FB 13 13 0 7 3 0 0
20 Lem Barney* 30 LCB 10 10 5 23 0 13 0 0 0 1 74 0
26 Dick Jauron 25 FS 10 10 4 39 0 38 0 0 0 2 4 0
11 Greg Landry 29 qb 6 3 0 4 2 -9 0
23 Levi Johnson 25 RCB 14 14 3 71 0 45 0 0 1 1 16 0
29 Ben Davis 30 db 11 3 1 67 1 67 0 0 0 2 3 0
52 Jim Laslavic 24 MLB 14 13 2 12 0 10 0 0 0 1 0 0
19 Bill Munson 34 qb 5 3 0 2 1 0 0
50 Paul Naumoff 30 LLB 14 14 2 11 0 9 0 0 0 1 5 0
14 Joe Reed 27 QB 10 8 0 3 0 0 0
42 Altie Taylor 28 RB 14 14 0 3 0 0 0
60 R.W. Hicks 24 14 0 0 2 0 -27 0
55 Ed O'Neil 23 rlb 14 6 0 0 2 49 1
80 Herb Orvis 29 LDT 14 14 0 0 2 0 0
39 Leonard Thompson 23 wr 14 1 0 2 0 0 0
59 Charlie Weaver 26 RLB 12 9 1 31 0 31 0 0 0 1 0 0
18 Herman Weaver 27 P 14 0 0 0 2 0 0
28 Mike Weger 30 db 13 4 1 23 0 23 0 0 0 1 0 0
62 Lynn Boden 22 LG 14 12 0 0 1 0 0
43 Marlin Briscoe 30 WR 8 7 0 1 0 0 0
32 Lenny Dunlap 26 db 6 1 0 0 1 0 0
74 Larry Hand 35 RDT 14 14 1 38 0 38 0
30 Jim Hooks 25 12 0 0 0 1 0 0
70 Billy Howard 25 RDE 13 12 0 0 1 0 0
45 Ray Jarvis 26 WR 14 12 0 1 0 0 0
25 Horace King 22 14 0 0 1 0 0 0
88 Charlie Sanders* 29 TE 13 12 0 1 0 0 0
Team Total 27.0 14 20 315 1 67 0 0 28 26 115 1 1
Opp Total 14 41 30 13 1

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 34 K 14 0 25 14 67
43 Marlin Briscoe 30 WR 8 7 4 4 24
24 Dexter Bussey 23 FB 13 13 2 2 4 24
45 Ray Jarvis 26 WR 14 12 4 4 24
42 Altie Taylor 28 RB 14 14 4 4 24
88 Charlie Sanders* 29 TE 13 12 3 3 18
25 Horace King 22 14 0 2 2 12
86 Jon Staggers 27 wr 5 4 2 2 12
51 Larry Ball 26 14 0 1 1 6
29 Ben Davis 30 db 11 3 1 1 6
23 Levi Johnson 25 RCB 14 14 1 1 6
55 Ed O'Neil 23 rlb 14 6 1 1 6
14 Joe Reed 27 QB 10 8 1 1 6
33 Bobby Thompson 28 KR 14 1 1 1 6
72 Ernie Price 25 13 0 1 2
Team Total 27.0 14 10 15 1 1 2 29 25 14 2 243
Opp Total 14 12 16 1 1 26 16 1 262

Touchdown Log

Rk Date Opp Result Quarter Dist Type
1 1975-09-21 @ GNB W, 30-16 1 0 fumble Levi Johnson 0 yard fumble return (Errol Mann kick)
2 1975-09-21 @ GNB W, 30-16 2 34 blocked punt Larry Ball 34 yard blocked punt return (Errol Mann kick)
3 1975-09-21 @ GNB W, 30-16 3 1 rush Dexter Bussey 1 yard rush (Errol Mann kick)
4 1975-09-28 @ ATL W, 17-14 2 5 rush Horace King 5 yard rush (Errol Mann kick)
5 1975-09-28 @ ATL W, 17-14 4 1 rush Altie Taylor 1 yard rush (Errol Mann kick)
6 1975-10-06 DAL L, 10-36 3 7 pass Dexter Bussey 7 yard pass from Greg Landry (Errol Mann kick)
7 1975-10-12 CHI W, 27-7 2 11 pass Charlie Sanders 11 yard pass from Bill Munson (Errol Mann kick)
8 1975-10-12 CHI W, 27-7 2 14 pass Ray Jarvis 14 yard pass from Bill Munson (Errol Mann kick)
9 1975-10-12 CHI W, 27-7 3 12 pass Jon Staggers 12 yard pass from Bill Munson
10 1975-10-12 CHI W, 27-7 4 15 rush Horace King 15 yard rush (Errol Mann kick)
11 1975-10-19 @ MIN L, 19-25 4 2 pass Charlie Sanders 2 yard pass from Bill Munson (Errol Mann kick)
12 1975-10-19 @ MIN L, 19-25 4 5 pass Jon Staggers 5 yard pass from Bill Munson
13 1975-11-02 @ SFO W, 28-17 3 10 pass Ray Jarvis 10 yard pass from Joe Reed (Errol Mann kick)
14 1975-11-02 @ SFO W, 28-17 3 65 pass Dexter Bussey 65 yard pass from Joe Reed (Errol Mann kick)
15 1975-11-02 @ SFO W, 28-17 3 2 rush Altie Taylor 2 yard rush (Errol Mann kick)
16 1975-11-02 @ SFO W, 28-17 4 49 fumble Ed O'Neil 49 yard fumble return (Errol Mann kick)
17 1975-11-09 CLE W, 21-10 1 1 rush Altie Taylor 1 yard rush (Errol Mann kick)
18 1975-11-09 CLE W, 21-10 2 21 pass Ray Jarvis 21 yard pass from Joe Reed (Errol Mann kick)
19 1975-11-09 CLE W, 21-10 4 67 interception Ben Davis 67 yard interception return (Errol Mann kick)
20 1975-11-16 GNB W, 13-10 1 9 pass Charlie Sanders 9 yard pass from Joe Reed (Errol Mann kick)
21 1975-11-23 @ KAN L, 21-24 2 2 rush Joe Reed 2 yard rush
22 1975-11-23 @ KAN L, 21-24 4 10 pass Ray Jarvis 10 yard pass from Joe Reed (Errol Mann kick)
23 1975-12-07 @ CHI L, 21-25 1 1 rush Altie Taylor 1 yard rush (Errol Mann kick)
24 1975-12-07 @ CHI L, 21-25 3 15 pass Marlin Briscoe 15 yard pass from Joe Reed (Errol Mann kick)
25 1975-12-07 @ CHI L, 21-25 4 59 pass Marlin Briscoe 59 yard pass from Joe Reed (Errol Mann kick)
26 1975-12-14 MIN W, 17-10 1 8 pass Marlin Briscoe 8 yard pass from Joe Reed (Errol Mann kick)
27 1975-12-14 MIN W, 17-10 1 46 rush Bobby Thompson 46 yard rush (Errol Mann kick)
28 1975-12-21 STL L, 13-24 3 32 rush Dexter Bussey 32 yard rush (Errol Mann kick)
29 1975-12-21 STL L, 13-24 4 23 pass Marlin Briscoe 23 yard pass from Joe Reed

Opponent Touchdown Log

Rk Date Opp Result Quarter Dist Type
1 1975-09-21 @ GNB L, 16-30 3 5 rush John Brockington 5 yard rush (Dave Pureifory kick)
2 1975-09-21 @ GNB L, 16-30 4 2 rush John Brockington 2 yard rush
3 1975-09-28 @ ATL L, 14-17 2 17 rush Haskel Stanback 17 yard rush (Nick Mike-Mayer kick)
4 1975-09-28 @ ATL L, 14-17 3 26 pass Gerald Tinker 26 yard pass from Steve Bartkowski (Nick Mike-Mayer kick)
5 1975-10-06 DAL W, 36-10 3 1 rush Charley Young 1 yard rush
6 1975-10-06 DAL W, 36-10 4 42 pass Charley Young 42 yard pass from Roger Staubach (Toni Fritsch kick)
7 1975-10-06 DAL W, 36-10 4 46 pass Drew Pearson 46 yard pass from Robert Newhouse (Toni Fritsch kick)
8 1975-10-06 DAL W, 36-10 4 37 pass Drew Pearson 37 yard pass from Roger Staubach (Toni Fritsch kick)
9 1975-10-12 CHI L, 7-27 4 7 pass Bob Grim 7 yard pass from Gary Huff (Bob Thomas kick)
10 1975-10-19 @ MIN W, 25-19 2 4 pass Stu Voigt 4 yard pass from Fran Tarkenton (Fred Cox kick)
11 1975-10-19 @ MIN W, 25-19 3 10 pass Ed Marinaro 10 yard pass from Fran Tarkenton (Fred Cox kick)
12 1975-10-26 @ HOU W, 24-8 2 27 pass Billy Johnson 27 yard pass from Dan Pastorini (Skip Butler kick)
13 1975-10-26 @ HOU W, 24-8 3 56 pass Ken Burrough 56 yard pass from Dan Pastorini (Skip Butler kick)
14 1975-10-26 @ HOU W, 24-8 3 52 punt Billy Johnson 52 yard punt return (Skip Butler kick)
15 1975-11-02 @ SFO L, 17-28 2 1 rush Norm Snead 1 yard rush (Steve Mike-Mayer kick)
16 1975-11-02 @ SFO L, 17-28 3 11 pass Tom Mitchell 11 yard pass from Norm Snead (Steve Mike-Mayer kick)
17 1975-11-09 CLE L, 10-21 4 12 pass Oscar Roan 12 yard pass from Will Cureton (Don Cockroft kick)
18 1975-11-16 GNB L, 10-13 4 24 pass Steve Odom 24 yard pass from Willard Harrell (Joe Danelo kick)
19 1975-11-23 @ KAN W, 24-21 1 21 pass Larry Brunson 21 yard pass from Len Dawson (Jan Stenerud kick)
20 1975-11-23 @ KAN W, 24-21 1 4 rush MacArthur Lane 4 yard rush (Jan Stenerud kick)
21 1975-11-23 @ KAN W, 24-21 3 20 rush MacArthur Lane 20 yard rush (Jan Stenerud kick)
22 1975-11-27 RAM W, 20-0 1 11 pass Ron Jessie 11 yard pass from James Harris (Tom Dempsey kick)
23 1975-11-27 RAM W, 20-0 3 17 pass Harold Jackson 17 yard pass from James Harris
24 1975-11-27 RAM W, 20-0 4 38 pass Harold Jackson 38 yard pass from James Harris (Tom Dempsey kick)
25 1975-12-07 @ CHI W, 25-21 1 4 rush Walter Payton 4 yard rush (Bob Thomas kick)
26 1975-12-07 @ CHI W, 25-21 3 5 rush Walter Payton 5 yard rush
27 1975-12-07 @ CHI W, 25-21 4 27 rush Roland Harper 27 yard rush
28 1975-12-14 MIN L, 10-17 3 86 fumble Paul Krause 86 yard fumble return (Fred Cox kick)
29 1975-12-21 STL W, 24-13 1 14 rush Terry Metcalf 14 yard rush (Jim Bakken kick)
30 1975-12-21 STL W, 24-13 2 64 blocked field goal Dwayne Crump 64 yard blocked field goal return (Jim Bakken kick)
31 1975-12-21 STL W, 24-13 3 57 rush Jerry Latin 57 yard rush (Jim Bakken kick)