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1977 Detroit Lions

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6-8-0, NFC Central Division  · 1977 NFL Season Summary
 SRS: Total -7.4, Offense: -4.4, Defense: -3.0, SoS: -2.5, avg is 0.0.

Scored 183 points (13.1/g), 23rd of 28 in the NFL. Allowed 252 points (18.0/g), 18th.
 Differential of -69 points (-4.9/g), 20th.  Expected W-L: 4.5-9.5.

Coach: Tommy Hudspeth (6-8-0)
 Offensive Coordinator: Ed Hughes
 Other Notable Asst.: Bill Belichick (Assistant Special Teams/TEs/WRs)

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
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 183 3224 917 3.5 30 14 21 218 191 384 1518 7 16 3.5 103 479 1706 11 3.6 94
Team Defense 252 3772 855 4.4 35 16 10 206 161 302 1867 14 19 5.6 103 521 1905 13 3.7 93
Lg Rank Offense 23 26 8 8 22 6 24 25 6 27 22 25 16 22
Lg Rank Defense 18 8 13 11 5 3 7 12 17 20 13 14 16 10

Team Games & Schedule

Week Day Date OT Rec Opp Tm Opp 1stD TotYd PassY RushY TO 1stD TotYd PassY RushY TO
1 Sun September 18 boxscore L 0-1 @ Chicago Bears 20 30 20 363 195 168 1 16 300 40 260
2 Sun September 25 boxscore W 1-1 New Orleans Saints 23 19 26 429 123 306 1 9 92 53 39 1
3 Sun October 2 boxscore W 2-1 Philadelphia Eagles 17 13 18 235 95 140 1 19 330 193 137 3
4 Sun October 9 boxscore L 2-2 @ Minnesota Vikings 7 14 19 281 222 59 1 13 314 256 58 3
5 Sun October 16 boxscore W 3-2 Green Bay Packers 10 6 17 262 129 133 2 11 149 82 67 6
6 Sun October 23 boxscore L 3-3 @ San Francisco 49ers 7 28 16 119 50 69 2 16 300 107 193 1
7 Sun October 30 boxscore L 3-4 @ Dallas Cowboys 0 37 7 120 46 74 3 20 344 168 176 1
8 Sun November 6 boxscore W 4-4 San Diego Chargers 20 0 15 264 67 197 14 229 118 111
9 Sun November 13 boxscore L 4-5 @ Atlanta Falcons 6 17 12 145 33 112 4 13 171 61 110 3
10 Sun November 20 boxscore W 5-5 Tampa Bay Buccaneers 16 7 14 216 69 147 5 8 147 71 76 5
11 Thu November 24 boxscore L 5-6 Chicago Bears 14 31 15 218 150 68 3 18 425 253 172 5
12 Sun December 4 boxscore L 5-7 @ Green Bay Packers 9 10 13 195 95 100 3 11 229 65 164 2
13 Sun December 11 boxscore W 6-7 @ Baltimore Colts 13 10 12 205 122 83 1 20 349 201 148 4
14 Sat December 17 boxscore L 6-8 Minnesota Vikings 21 30 14 172 122 50 3 18 393 199 194 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 31 QB 11 11 4-7-0 135 240 56.3 1359 6 2.5 7 2.9 39 5.7 4.9 10.1 123.5 68.7 34 302 3.86 3.15 12.4 1 1
16 Gary Danielson 26 qb 13 2 1-1-0 42 100 42.0 445 1 1.0 5 5.0 61 4.5 2.4 10.6 34.2 38.1 9 64 3.50 1.61 8.3 1 1
14 Joe Reed 29 qb 3 1 1-0-0 13 40 32.5 150 0 0.0 4 10.0 26 3.8 -0.8 11.5 50.0 5.2 11 75 1.47 -2.06 21.6
81 David Hill 23 TE 14 11 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
34 Eddie Payton 26 KR/PR 8 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
10 Wilbur Summers 23 P 13 0 1 1 100.0 5 0 0.0 0 0.0 5 5.0 5.0 5.0 0.4 87.5 0 0 5.00 5.00 0.0
39 Leonard Thompson 25 wr 14 3 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 26.5 14 6-8-0 191 384 49.7 1959 7 1.8 16 4.2 61 5.1 3.6 10.3 139.9 53.5 54 441 3.47 2.14 12.3 2 2
Opp Total 14 161 302 53.3 2123 14 4.6 19 6.3 7.0 5.13 13.2 151.6 65.0 32 256 5.6 3.9 9.6

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
25 Horace King 24 FB 14 13 155 521 1 35 3.4 37.2 11.1 40 238 6.0 0 30 2.9 17.0 759 1 2
32 Rick Kane 23 RB 14 6 124 421 4 35 3.4 30.1 8.9 18 186 10.3 0 20 1.3 13.3 607 4 10
24 Dexter Bussey 25 rb 8 4 85 338 4 31 4.0 42.3 10.6 11 116 10.5 1 39 1.4 14.5 454 5 2
44 Marv Hubbard 31 13 1 38 150 1 16 3.9 11.5 2.9 6 36 6.0 0 9 0.5 2.8 186 1 1
39 Leonard Thompson 25 wr 14 3 31 91 1 16 2.9 6.5 2.2 7 42 6.0 0 18 0.5 3.0 133 1 0
11 Greg Landry 31 QB 11 11 25 99 0 13 4.0 9.0 2.3 99 0 2
16 Gary Danielson 26 qb 13 2 7 62 0 16 8.9 4.8 0.5 62 0 0
81 David Hill 23 TE 14 11 4 10 0 14 2.5 0.7 0.3 32 465 14.5 2 61 2.3 33.2 475 2 1
34 Eddie Payton 26 KR/PR 8 0 4 13 0 14 3.3 1.6 0.5 2 10 5.0 0 14 0.3 1.3 23 0 3
43 Andy Bolton 23 14 0 3 4 0 2 1.3 0.3 0.2 1 6 6.0 0 6 0.1 0.4 10 0 0
89 Luther Blue 23 14 4 1 -6 0 -6 -6.0 -0.4 0.1 8 90 11.3 1 21 0.6 6.4 84 1 1
14 Joe Reed 29 qb 3 1 1 3 0 3 3.0 1.0 0.3 3 0 1
10 Wilbur Summers 23 P 13 0 1 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.1 0 0 0
45 Ray Jarvis 28 WR 14 10 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 28 353 12.6 1 28 2.0 25.2 353 1 0
86 J.D. Hill 29 WR 11 11 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 24 247 10.3 1 23 2.2 22.5 247 1 0
88 Charlie Sanders 31 10 6 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 14 170 12.1 1 24 1.4 17.0 170 1 0
Team Total 26.5 14 479 1706 11 35 3.6 121.9 34.2 191 1959 10.3 7 61 13.6 139.9 3665 18 26
Opp Total 14 521 1905 13 3.7 136.1 37.2 161 1867 11.6 14 11.5 133.4 3772 27 32

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
34 Eddie Payton 26 KR/PR 8 0 27 273 1 87 10.1 18 457 1 98 25.4 753
32 Rick Kane 23 RB 14 6 1 13 0 13 13.0 16 376 0 33 23.5 996
26 Dick Jauron 27 FS 14 9 11 41 0 12 3.7 41
31 Randy Rich 24 2 0 2 18 0 13 9.0 5 73 0 19 14.6 91
43 Andy Bolton 23 14 0 6 86 0 26 14.3 96
39 Leonard Thompson 25 wr 14 3 5 84 0 24 16.8 217
28 James Hunter 23 LCB 14 14 4 95 0 30 23.8 95
89 Luther Blue 23 14 4 1 0 0 0 0.0 1 24 0 24 24.0 108
62 Lynn Boden 24 RG 13 10 1 14 0 14 14.0 14
44 Marv Hubbard 31 13 1 1 18 0 18 18.0 204
77 John Woodcock 23 dt 14 4 1 12 0 12 12.0 12
Team Total 26.5 14 42 345 1 87 8.2 58 1239 1 98 21.4 5249
Opp Total 14 62 535 1 8.6 33 741 0 22.5

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
10 Wilbur Summers 23 P 13 0 93 3420 51 1 36.8
10 Steve Mike-Mayer 30 K 14 0 5 2 7 3 7 3 19 8 42.1% 21 19 90.5%
17 Mitch Hoopes 24 p 1 0 6 235 48 1 39.2
Team Total 26.5 14 5 2 7 3 7 3 19 8 42.1% 21 19 90.5% 99 3655 51 2 36.9
Opp Total 14 24 12 50.0% 31 28 90.3% 87 3436 39.5

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
32 Rick Kane 23 RB 14 6 0 10 3 0 0
28 James Hunter 23 LCB 14 14 6 104 0 26 0 0 0 2 0 0
26 Dick Jauron 27 FS 14 9 3 55 0 28 0 0 0 3 11 0
20 Lem Barney 32 RCB 12 11 3 27 0 22 0 0 0 2 49 0
34 Eddie Payton 26 KR/PR 8 0 0 3 1 0 0
89 Luther Blue 23 14 4 0 1 2 0 0
60 Gary Anderson 22 g 13 1 0 0 2 0 0
43 Andy Bolton 23 14 0 0 0 2 0 0
24 Dexter Bussey 25 rb 8 4 0 2 0 0 0
81 David Hill 23 TE 14 11 0 1 1 0 0
23 Levi Johnson 27 3 2 2 51 0 32 0
25 Horace King 24 FB 14 13 0 2 0 0 0
11 Greg Landry 31 QB 11 11 0 2 0 0 0
63 Jon Morris 35 C 14 14 0 1 1 -7 0
55 Ed O'Neil 25 MLB 14 11 0 0 2 52 1
42 Reggie Pinkney 22 db 11 1 2 61 1 48 0
59 Charlie Weaver 28 RLB 14 13 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0
16 Gary Danielson 26 qb 13 2 0 0 1 0 0
78 Doug English 24 RDT 14 14 0 0 1 0 0 1
44 Marv Hubbard 31 13 1 0 1 0 0 0
45 Ray Jarvis 28 WR 14 10 0 0 1 0 0
52 Jim Laslavic 26 lb 14 4 1 14 0 14 0
68 Mark Markovich 25 c 4 4 0 1 0 -13 0
72 Ernie Price 27 rde 12 6 0 0 1 0 0
14 Joe Reed 29 qb 3 1 0 1 0 0 0
31 Randy Rich 24 2 0 0 1 0 0 0
40 Charlie West 31 SS 13 13 1 7 0 7 0
77 John Woodcock 23 dt 14 4 0 0 1 0 0
Team Total 26.5 14 19 319 1 48 0 0 26 27 92 1 1
Opp Total 14 54 32 16 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
10 Steve Mike-Mayer 30 K 14 0 19 8 43
24 Dexter Bussey 25 rb 8 4 4 1 5 30
32 Rick Kane 23 RB 14 6 4 4 24
81 David Hill 23 TE 14 11 2 2 12
34 Eddie Payton 26 KR/PR 8 0 1 1 2 12
39 Leonard Thompson 25 wr 14 3 1 1 2 12
89 Luther Blue 23 14 4 1 1 6
86 J.D. Hill 29 WR 11 11 1 1 6
44 Marv Hubbard 31 13 1 1 1 6
45 Ray Jarvis 28 WR 14 10 1 1 6
25 Horace King 24 FB 14 13 1 1 6
55 Ed O'Neil 25 MLB 14 11 1 1 6
42 Reggie Pinkney 22 db 11 1 1 1 6
88 Charlie Sanders 31 10 6 1 1 6
78 Doug English 24 RDT 14 14 1 2
Team Total 26.5 14 11 7 1 1 1 1 1 23 19 8 1 183
Opp Total 14 13 14 1 2 1 28 12 1 252