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1980 Detroit Lions

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9-7-0, Finished 2nd in NFC Central Division  · 1980 NFL Season Summary
 SRS: Total 1.7, Offense: -0.8, Defense: 2.5, SoS: -2.2, avg is 0.0.

Scored 334 points (20.9/g), 11th of 28 in the NFL. Allowed 272 points (17.0/g), 5th.
 Differential of 62 points (3.9/g), 7th.  Expected W-L: 9.9-6.1.

Coach: Monte Clark (9-7-0)
 Offensive Coordinator: Bob Schnelker
 Defensive Coordinator: Maxie Baughan

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 334 5540 1040 5.3 31 19 22 308 248 423 2941 13 12 6.3 143 572 2599 21 4.5 143
Team Defense 272 4533 955 4.7 34 11 22 265 256 462 2934 14 23 5.8 143 449 1599 9 3.6 100
Lg Rank Offense 11 7 6 23 12 25 18 27 1 9 7 3 3 3
Lg Rank Defense 5 3 16 23 3 10 9 1 14 10 5 1 4 2

Team Games & Schedule

Score Offense Defense
Week Day Date OT Rec Opp Tm Opp 1stD TotYd PassY RushY TO 1stD TotYd PassY RushY TO
1 Sun September 7 boxscore W 1-0 @ Los Angeles Rams 41 20 27 494 164 330 1 16 255 169 86 3
2 Sun September 14 boxscore W 2-0 @ Green Bay Packers 29 7 19 459 229 230 1 17 242 183 59 2
3 Sun September 21 boxscore W 3-0 St. Louis Cardinals 20 7 19 320 139 181 20 324 242 82 2
4 Sun September 28 boxscore W 4-0 Minnesota Vikings 27 7 23 410 150 260 1 16 276 217 59 5
5 Sun October 5 boxscore L 4-1 @ Atlanta Falcons 28 43 17 370 298 72 4 19 365 174 191 2
6 Sun October 12 boxscore W 5-1 New Orleans Saints 24 13 18 380 154 226 2 21 333 276 57 2
7 Sun October 19 boxscore L 5-2 @ Chicago Bears 7 24 13 241 176 65 1 16 341 171 170 2
8 Sun October 26 boxscore L 5-3 @ Kansas City Chiefs 17 20 18 322 91 231 2 18 293 174 119
9 Sun November 2 boxscore W 6-3 San Francisco 49ers 17 13 21 411 265 146 6 13 241 178 63 2
10 Sun November 9 boxscore L 6-4 @ Minnesota Vikings 0 34 12 178 130 48 5 23 446 346 100
11 Sun November 16 boxscore L 6-5 Baltimore Colts 9 10 26 311 108 203 2 14 287 150 137 4
12 Sun November 23 boxscore W 7-5 @ Tampa Bay Buccaneers 24 10 19 262 133 129 1 15 200 155 45 4
13 Thu November 27 boxscore L OT 7-6 Chicago Bears 17 23 19 313 164 149 21 302 124 178
14 Sun December 7 boxscore L 7-7 @ St. Louis Cardinals 23 24 16 304 183 121 1 14 225 99 126 1
15 Sun December 14 boxscore W 8-7 Tampa Bay Buccaneers 27 14 19 408 332 76 2 11 213 173 40 3
16 Sun December 21 boxscore W 9-7 Green Bay Packers 24 3 22 357 225 132 2 11 190 103 87 2

Passing

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+),
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
16 Gary Danielson 29 QB 16 16 9-7-0 244 417 58.5 3223 13 3.1 11 2.6 87 7.7 7.2 13.2 201.4 82.4 44 338 6.26 5.75 9.5 1 2
19 Jeff Komlo 24 4 0 2 4 50.0 26 0 0.0 1 25.0 20 6.5 -4.8 13.0 6.5 31.2 0 0 6.50 -4.75 0.0
15 Tom Skladany 25 P 16 0 2 2 100.0 38 0 0.0 0 0.0 19 19.0 19.0 19.0 2.4 118.7 0 0 19.00 19.00 0.0
30 Ray Williams 22 rb 6 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 1 8 -8.00 -8.00 100.0
Team Total 25.8 16 9-7-0 248 423 58.6 3287 13 3.1 12 2.8 87 7.8 7.1 13.3 205.4 81.7 45 346 6.28 5.69 9.6 1 2
Opp Total 16 256 462 55.4 3234 14 3.0 23 5.0 7.0 5.37 12.6 202.1 66.8 44 300 5.8 4.3 8.7

Rushing & Receiving

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+),
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
20 Billy Sims* 25 RB 16 16 313 1303 13 52 4.2 81.4 19.6 51 621 12.2 3 87 3.2 38.8 1924 16 12
24 Dexter Bussey 28 FB 16 16 145 720 3 40 5.0 45.0 9.1 39 364 9.3 0 30 2.4 22.8 1084 3 2
16 Gary Danielson 29 QB 16 16 48 232 2 33 4.8 14.5 3.0 232 2 11
32 Rick Kane 26 KR 16 0 31 125 0 22 4.0 7.8 1.9 5 26 5.2 0 9 0.3 1.6 151 0 3
25 Horace King 27 16 0 18 57 1 8 3.2 3.6 1.1 19 184 9.7 1 29 1.2 11.5 241 2 1
39 Leonard Thompson 28 WR 16 12 6 61 0 30 10.2 3.8 0.4 19 511 26.9 3 79 1.2 31.9 572 3 1
87 Freddie Scott 28 WR 16 16 5 86 1 48 17.2 5.4 0.3 53 834 15.7 4 43 3.3 52.1 920 5 2
36 Bo Robinson 24 14 0 3 2 0 4 0.7 0.1 0.2 2 0 0
30 Ray Williams 22 rb 6 1 2 17 1 11 8.5 2.8 0.3 10 146 14.6 1 22 1.7 24.3 163 2 0
84 Jesse Thompson 24 wr 11 2 1 -4 0 -4 -4.0 -0.4 0.1 11 137 12.5 0 19 1.0 12.5 133 0 1
81 David Hill 26 TE 16 16 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 39 424 10.9 1 29 2.4 26.5 424 1 1
31 Ken Callicutt 25 13 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 1 19 19.0 0 19 0.1 1.5 19 0 5
86 Mike Friede 23 4 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 1 21 21.0 0 21 0.3 5.3 21 0 0
Team Total 25.8 16 572 2599 21 52 4.5 162.4 35.8 248 3287 13.3 13 87 15.5 205.4 5886 34 40
Opp Total 16 449 1599 9 3.6 99.9 28.1 256 2934 11.5 14 16.0 183.4 4533 23 20

Kick & Punt Returns

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+),
Punt Returns Kick Returns
No. Age Pos G GS Ret Yds TD Lng Y/R Rt Yds TD Lng Y/Rt APYd
47 John Arnold 25 PR 10 0 28 204 0 19 7.3 9 145 0 33 16.1 349
30 Ray Williams 22 rb 6 1 27 259 0 53 9.6 9 228 1 91 25.3 650
32 Rick Kane 26 KR 16 0 23 495 0 62 21.5 646
31 Ken Callicutt 25 13 0 1 0 0 0 0.0 16 301 0 31 18.8 320
Team Total 25.8 16 56 463 0 53 8.3 57 1169 1 91 20.5 7518
Opp Total 16 38 300 1 7.9 64 1289 3 20.1

Kicking & Punting

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+),
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
3 Eddie Murray*+ 24 K 16 0 1 9 9 13 10 15 7 4 1 42 27 64.3% 36 35 97.2%
15 Tom Skladany 25 P 16 0 72 3036 67 1 42.2
Team Total 25.8 16 1 9 9 13 10 15 7 4 1 42 27 64.3% 36 35 97.2% 72 3036 67 1 42.2
Opp Total 16 21 16 76.2% 31 30 96.8% 93 3869 41.6

Defense & Fumbles

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+),
Def Interceptions Fumbles Tackles
No. Age Pos G GS Sk Int Yds TD Lng PD FF Fmb FR Yds TD Tkl Ast Sfty
16 Gary Danielson 29 QB 16 16 0 11 4 -2 0
20 Billy Sims* 25 RB 16 16 0 12 1 -17 0
31 Ken Callicutt 25 13 0 0 5 2 0 0
40 Jimmy Allen 28 SS 15 15 6 38 0 23 0
28 James Hunter 26 RCB 16 16 6 20 0 13 0
23 Ray Oldham 29 FS 16 12 3 39 1 29 0 0 0 2 6 0
87 Freddie Scott 28 WR 16 16 0 2 3 4 0
32 Rick Kane 26 KR 16 0 0 3 0 0 0
44 Wayne Smith 23 LCB 16 8 1 23 0 23 0 0 0 2 0 0
39 Leonard Thompson 28 WR 16 12 0 1 2 0 0
59 Charlie Weaver 31 LLB 16 16 1 -3 0 -3 0 0 0 2 0 0
52 Stan White 31 RLB 16 16 2 22 0 15 0 0 0 1 0 0
60 Al Baker* 24 RDE 15 15 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0
24 Dexter Bussey 28 FB 16 16 0 2 0 0 0
21 Walt Williams 26 lcb 16 8 1 19 0 19 0 0 0 1 0 0
47 John Arnold 25 PR 10 0 0 1 0 0 0
73 Russ Bolinger 26 RG 16 15 0 0 1 0 0
27 Luther Bradley 25 db 8 4 1 0 0 0 0
50 Eddie Cole 24 13 0 0 0 1 0 0 1
72 Chris Dieterich 22 t 16 3 0 0 1 0 0
57 Ken Fantetti 23 MLB 16 16 1 10 0 10 0
65 Amos Fowler 24 C 13 12 0 0 1 0 0
81 David Hill 26 TE 16 16 0 1 0 0 0
25 Horace King 27 16 0 0 1 0 0 0
58 Derrel Luce 28 9 0 0 0 1 0 0
63 Mike McCoy 32 4 0 0 0 1 0 0
80 Ulysses Norris 23 te 16 1 0 0 1 0 0
84 Jesse Thompson 24 wr 11 2 0 1 0 0 0
77 John Woodcock 26 ldt 8 8 0 0 1 0 0
Team Total 25.8 16 23 168 1 29 0 0 40 29 -9 0 1
Opp Total 16 45 20 9 1

Scoring Summary

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+),
No. Age Pos G GS RshTD RecTD PR TD KR TD FblTD IntTD OthTD AllTD 2PM XPM FGM Sfty Pts Pts/G
3 Eddie Murray*+ 24 K 16 0 35 27 116
20 Billy Sims* 25 RB 16 16 13 3 16 96
87 Freddie Scott 28 WR 16 16 1 4 5 30
24 Dexter Bussey 28 FB 16 16 3 3 18
39 Leonard Thompson 28 WR 16 12 3 3 18
30 Ray Williams 22 rb 6 1 1 1 1 3 18
16 Gary Danielson 29 QB 16 16 2 2 12
25 Horace King 27 16 0 1 1 2 12
81 David Hill 26 TE 16 16 1 1 6
23 Ray Oldham 29 FS 16 12 1 1 6
50 Eddie Cole 24 13 0 1 2
Team Total 25.8 16 21 13 1 1 36 35 27 1 334
Opp Total 16 9 14 1 3 3 1 30 16 1 272