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1977 Detroit Lions

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6-8-0, Finished 3rd in 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
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 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

W# 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

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
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

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
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

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
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

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
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

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
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

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
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

Touchdown Log

Rk Date Opp Result Quarter Dist Type
1 1977-09-18 @ CHI L, 20-30 1 1 rush Dexter Bussey 1 yard rush (Steve Mike-Mayer kick)
2 1977-09-18 @ CHI L, 20-30 4 5 rush Dexter Bussey 5 yard rush (Steve Mike-Mayer kick)
3 1977-09-25 NOR W, 23-19 1 23 pass J.D. Hill 23 yard pass from Greg Landry (Steve Mike-Mayer kick)
4 1977-09-25 NOR W, 23-19 3 20 pass Charlie Sanders 20 yard pass from Greg Landry (Steve Mike-Mayer kick)
5 1977-09-25 NOR W, 23-19 3 2 rush Horace King 2 yard rush
6 1977-10-02 PHI W, 17-13 1 14 rush Dexter Bussey 14 yard rush (Steve Mike-Mayer kick)
7 1977-10-02 PHI W, 17-13 3 3 pass Dexter Bussey 3 yard pass from Greg Landry (Steve Mike-Mayer kick)
8 1977-10-09 @ MIN L, 7-14 3 8 pass Luther Blue 8 yard pass from Greg Landry (Steve Mike-Mayer kick)
9 1977-10-16 GNB W, 10-6 4 9 pass Ray Jarvis 9 yard pass from Greg Landry (Steve Mike-Mayer kick)
10 1977-10-23 @ SFO L, 7-28 2 1 rush Dexter Bussey 1 yard rush (Steve Mike-Mayer kick)
11 1977-11-06 SDG W, 20-0 3 2 rush Rick Kane 2 yard rush (Steve Mike-Mayer kick)
12 1977-11-06 SDG W, 20-0 4 1 rush Rick Kane 1 yard rush (Steve Mike-Mayer kick)
13 1977-11-06 SDG W, 20-0 4 1 rush Marv Hubbard 1 yard rush
14 1977-11-13 @ ATL L, 6-17 1 11 rush Rick Kane 11 yard rush
15 1977-11-20 TAM W, 16-7 4 1 rush Rick Kane 1 yard rush (pass failed)
16 1977-11-20 TAM W, 16-7 4 48 interception Reggie Pinkney 48 yard interception return (Steve Mike-Mayer kick)
17 1977-11-24 CHI L, 14-31 2 16 pass David Hill 16 yard pass from Greg Landry (Steve Mike-Mayer kick)
18 1977-11-24 CHI L, 14-31 4 52 fumble Ed O'Neil 52 yard fumble return (Steve Mike-Mayer kick)
19 1977-12-04 @ GNB L, 9-10 4 16 rush Leonard Thompson 16 yard rush (Steve Mike-Mayer kick)
20 1977-12-11 @ BAL W, 13-10 4 2 blocked punt Leonard Thompson 2 yard blocked punt return (Steve Mike-Mayer kick)
21 1977-12-17 MIN L, 21-30 1 20 pass David Hill 20 yard pass from Gary Danielson (Steve Mike-Mayer kick)
22 1977-12-17 MIN L, 21-30 3 98 kickoff Eddie Payton 98 yard kickoff return (Steve Mike-Mayer kick)
23 1977-12-17 MIN L, 21-30 4 87 punt Eddie Payton 87 yard punt return (Steve Mike-Mayer kick)

Opponent Touchdown Log

Rk Date Opp Result Quarter Dist Type
1 1977-09-18 @ CHI W, 30-20 1 2 rush Johnny Musso 2 yard rush (Bob Thomas kick)
2 1977-09-18 @ CHI W, 30-20 2 70 punt Steve Schubert 70 yard punt return (Bob Thomas kick)
3 1977-09-18 @ CHI W, 30-20 2 3 rush Walter Payton 3 yard rush
4 1977-09-18 @ CHI W, 30-20 2 2 rush Walter Payton 2 yard rush (Bob Thomas kick)
5 1977-09-25 NOR L, 19-23 2 31 rush Chuck Muncie 31 yard rush (Rich Szaro kick)
6 1977-09-25 NOR L, 19-23 2 0 fumble Tom Myers 0 yard fumble return (Rich Szaro kick)
7 1977-10-02 PHI L, 13-17 2 32 pass Keith Krepfle 32 yard pass from Ron Jaworski (Horst Muhlmann kick)
8 1977-10-02 PHI L, 13-17 3 16 pass Harold Carmichael 16 yard pass from Ron Jaworski
9 1977-10-09 @ MIN W, 14-7 1 12 pass Sammy White 12 yard pass from Fran Tarkenton (Fred Cox kick)
10 1977-10-09 @ MIN W, 14-7 1 50 pass Sammy White 50 yard pass from Fran Tarkenton (Fred Cox kick)
11 1977-10-23 @ SFO W, 28-7 1 32 pass Gene Washington 32 yard pass from Jim Plunkett (Ray Wersching kick)
12 1977-10-23 @ SFO W, 28-7 2 35 pass Gene Washington 35 yard pass from Jim Plunkett (Ray Wersching kick)
13 1977-10-23 @ SFO W, 28-7 2 48 rush Wilbur Jackson 48 yard rush (Ray Wersching kick)
14 1977-10-23 @ SFO W, 28-7 3 6 rush Delvin Williams 6 yard rush (Ray Wersching kick)
15 1977-10-30 @ DAL W, 37-0 2 14 pass Billy Joe DuPree 14 yard pass from Roger Staubach (Efren Herrera kick)
16 1977-10-30 @ DAL W, 37-0 2 18 pass Scott Laidlaw 18 yard pass from Roger Staubach (Efren Herrera kick)
17 1977-10-30 @ DAL W, 37-0 3 1 pass Jay Saldi 1 yard pass from Roger Staubach (Efren Herrera kick)
18 1977-10-30 @ DAL W, 37-0 4 20 rush Larry Brinson 20 yard rush (Efren Herrera kick)
19 1977-11-13 @ ATL W, 17-6 4 14 fumble Ralph Ortega 14 yard fumble return (Fred Steinfort kick)
20 1977-11-13 @ ATL W, 17-6 4 20 interception Robert Pennywell 20 yard interception return (Fred Steinfort kick)
21 1977-11-20 TAM L, 7-16 2 4 rush Ricky Bell 4 yard rush (Allan Leavitt kick)
22 1977-11-24 CHI W, 31-14 3 42 pass Bo Rather 42 yard pass from Bob Avellini (Bob Thomas kick)
23 1977-11-24 CHI W, 31-14 3 75 pass Walter Payton 75 yard pass from Bob Avellini (Bob Thomas kick)
24 1977-11-24 CHI W, 31-14 4 1 rush Bob Avellini 1 yard rush (Bob Thomas kick)
25 1977-11-24 CHI W, 31-14 4 8 rush Walter Payton 8 yard rush (Bob Thomas kick)
26 1977-12-04 @ GNB W, 10-9 1 2 rush Willard Harrell 2 yard rush (Chester Marcol kick)
27 1977-12-11 @ BAL L, 10-13 4 34 pass Lydell Mitchell 34 yard pass from Bert Jones (Toni Linhart kick)
28 1977-12-17 MIN W, 30-21 1 1 rush Chuck Foreman 1 yard rush (Fred Cox kick)
29 1977-12-17 MIN W, 30-21 2 48 pass Ahmad Rashad 48 yard pass from Bob Lee (Fred Cox kick)
30 1977-12-17 MIN W, 30-21 3 29 pass Sammy White 29 yard pass from Bob Lee (Fred Cox kick)
31 1977-12-17 MIN W, 30-21 3 5 rush Chuck Foreman 5 yard rush