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1984 Detroit Lions

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4-11-1, Finished 4th in NFC Central Division  · 1984 NFL Season Summary
 SRS: Total -6.2, Offense: -2.9, Defense: -3.4, SoS: 1.6, avg is 0.0.

Scored 283 points (17.7/g), 21st of 28 in the NFL. Allowed 408 points (25.5/g), 23rd.
 Differential of -125 points (-7.8/g), 24th.  Expected W-L: 4.7-11.3.

Coach: Monte Clark (4-11-1)
 Offensive Coordinator: Bill Nelsen
 Defensive Coordinator: Ed Beard

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 283 5318 1038 5.1 36 14 18 306 298 531 3301 19 22 5.6 170 446 2017 13 4.5 118
Team Defense 408 5319 1022 5.2 25 11 31 328 288 466 3511 27 14 7.0 177 519 1808 17 3.5 120
Lg Rank Offense 21 12 12 8 13 11 13 17 15 20 23 14 15 3
Lg Rank Defense 23 17 25 22 22 6 21 23 24 26 19 8 22 1

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 2 boxscore L 0-1 San Francisco 49ers 27 30 19 298 166 132 24 298 174 124 1
2 Sun September 9 boxscore W OT 1-1 @ Atlanta Falcons 27 24 28 449 241 208 22 380 289 91
3 Sun September 16 boxscore L 1-2 @ Tampa Bay Buccaneers 17 21 13 270 168 102 23 325 236 89 2
4 Sun September 23 boxscore L 1-3 Minnesota Vikings 28 29 17 336 222 114 3 23 420 215 205
5 Sun September 30 boxscore L 1-4 @ San Diego Chargers 24 27 21 383 236 147 30 375 261 114 1
6 Sun October 7 boxscore L 1-5 Denver Broncos 7 28 23 348 256 92 10 20 287 179 108 3
7 Sun October 14 boxscore W OT 2-5 Tampa Bay Buccaneers 13 7 16 313 137 176 1 19 356 259 97 3
8 Sun October 21 boxscore W 3-5 @ Minnesota Vikings 16 14 20 435 260 175 3 14 190 157 33 2
9 Sun October 28 boxscore L 3-6 @ Green Bay Packers 9 41 20 308 243 65 3 30 439 244 195
10 Sun November 4 boxscore T OT 3-6-1 Philadelphia Eagles 23 23 25 422 258 164 2 18 294 230 64 3
11 Sun November 11 boxscore L 3-7-1 @ Washington Redskins 14 28 21 350 181 169 5 24 290 168 122 1
12 Sun November 18 boxscore L 3-8-1 @ Chicago Bears 14 16 11 167 96 71 1 17 331 156 175
13 Thu November 22 boxscore W 4-8-1 Green Bay Packers 31 28 33 539 353 186 2 14 306 197 109 2
14 Sun December 2 boxscore L 4-9-1 @ Seattle Seahawks 17 38 16 247 139 108 2 23 388 275 113 2
15 Mon December 10 boxscore L 4-10-1 Los Angeles Raiders 3 24 10 257 196 61 2 14 347 281 66 2
16 Sun December 16 boxscore L 4-11-1 Chicago Bears 13 30 13 196 149 47 2 13 293 190 103 3

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 33 QB 15 14 3-10-1 252 410 61.5 3076 17 4.1 15 3.7 77 7.5 6.7 12.2 205.1 83.1 41 335 6.08 5.33 9.1 1 3
14 Mike Machurek 24 4 0 14 43 32.6 193 0 0.0 6 14.0 48 4.5 -1.8 13.8 48.3 8.3 1 12 4.11 -2.02 2.3
17 Eric Hipple 27 qb 8 1 1-0-0 16 38 42.1 246 1 2.6 1 2.6 40 6.5 5.8 15.4 30.8 62.0 7 62 4.09 3.53 15.6
18 John Witkowski 22 qb 3 1 0-1-0 13 34 38.2 210 0 0.0 0 0.0 39 6.2 6.2 16.2 70.0 59.7 11 74 3.02 3.02 24.4
30 James Jones 23 FB 16 16 3 5 60.0 62 1 20.0 0 0.0 27 12.4 16.4 20.7 3.9 143.3 1 3 9.83 13.17 16.7
31 Ken Jenkins 25 rb 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 25.5 16 4-11-1 298 531 56.1 3787 19 3.6 22 4.1 77 7.1 6.0 12.7 236.7 73.2 61 486 5.58 4.55 10.3 1 3
Opp Total 16 288 466 61.8 3782 27 5.8 14 3.0 8.1 7.92 13.1 236.4 94.2 37 271 7.0 6.8 7.4

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
30 James Jones 23 FB 16 16 137 532 3 34 3.9 33.3 8.6 77 662 8.6 5 39 4.8 41.4 1194 8 6
20 Billy Sims 29 RB 8 8 130 687 5 81 5.3 85.9 16.3 31 239 7.7 0 20 3.9 29.9 926 5 6
31 Ken Jenkins 25 rb 14 3 78 358 1 25 4.6 25.6 5.6 21 246 11.7 0 68 1.5 17.6 604 1 0
16 Gary Danielson 33 QB 15 14 41 218 3 40 5.3 14.5 2.7 1 22 22.0 1 22 0.1 1.5 240 4 7
24 Dexter Bussey 32 rb 16 3 32 91 0 18 2.8 5.7 2.0 9 63 7.0 0 19 0.6 3.9 154 0 0
44 Dave D'Addio 23 rb 16 2 7 46 0 14 6.6 2.9 0.4 1 12 12.0 0 12 0.1 0.8 58 0 0
18 John Witkowski 22 qb 3 1 7 33 0 10 4.7 11.0 2.3 33 0 1
39 Leonard Thompson 32 WR 16 15 3 -7 0 4 -2.3 -0.4 0.2 50 773 15.5 6 66 3.1 48.3 766 6 1
86 Mark Nichols 25 WR 15 9 3 27 0 13 9.0 1.8 0.2 34 744 21.9 1 77 2.3 49.6 771 1 0
11 Mike Black 23 P 16 0 3 -6 0 4 -2.0 -0.4 0.2 -6 0 0
17 Eric Hipple 27 qb 8 1 2 3 0 2 1.5 0.4 0.3 3 0 0
89 Jeff Chadwick 24 wr 16 3 1 12 1 12 12.0 0.8 0.1 37 540 14.6 2 46 2.3 33.8 552 3 0
83 Robbie Martin 26 PR 14 0 1 14 0 14 14.0 1.0 0.1 1 9 9.0 0 9 0.1 0.6 23 0 5
14 Mike Machurek 24 4 0 1 9 0 9 9.0 2.3 0.3 9 0 0
87 David Lewis 23 te 16 7 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 16 236 14.8 3 58 1.0 14.8 236 3 2
84 Rob Rubick 24 TE 16 9 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 14 188 13.4 1 29 0.9 11.8 188 1 0
82 Pete Mandley 23 KR 15 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 3 38 12.7 0 19 0.2 2.5 38 0 2
81 Reese McCall 28 te 16 5 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 3 15 5.0 0 7 0.2 0.9 15 0 0
Team Total 25.5 16 446 2017 13 81 4.5 126.1 27.9 298 3787 12.7 19 77 18.6 236.7 5804 32 36
Opp Total 16 519 1808 17 3.5 113.0 32.4 288 3511 12.2 27 18.0 219.4 5319 44 28

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
83 Robbie Martin 26 PR 14 0 25 210 0 23 8.4 10 144 0 23 14.4 377
35 Alvin Hall 26 SS 16 16 7 30 0 11 4.3 19 385 0 46 20.3 415
82 Pete Mandley 23 KR 15 0 2 0 0 0 0.0 22 390 0 32 17.7 428
31 Ken Jenkins 25 rb 14 3 1 1 0 1 1.0 18 396 0 32 22.0 1001
36 Mike Meade 24 15 0 4 32 0 15 8.0 32
44 Dave D'Addio 23 rb 16 2 1 0 0 0 0.0 58
21 Demetrious Johnson 23 db 16 3 1 0 0 0 0.0 0
Team Total 25.5 16 36 241 0 23 6.7 74 1347 0 46 18.2 7392
Opp Total 16 49 489 1 10.0 60 1250 0 20.8

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
11 Mike Black 23 P 16 0 76 3164 63 0 41.6
3 Eddie Murray 28 K 16 0 1 1 2 1 7 5 13 12 4 1 27 20 74.1% 31 31 100.0%
Team Total 25.5 16 1 1 2 1 7 5 13 12 4 1 27 20 74.1% 31 31 100.0% 76 3164 63 0 41.6
Opp Total 16 29 24 82.8% 48 48 100.0% 73 2920 40.0

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
79 William Gay 29 RDE 16 16 10.0 0 0 2 30 0
16 Gary Danielson 33 QB 15 14 0 7 2 -5 0
30 James Jones 23 FB 16 16 0 6 3 -21 0
83 Robbie Martin 26 PR 14 0 0 5 4 0 0
62 Curtis Green 27 LDT 16 15 8.5
66 Mike Cofer 24 LDE 16 16 7.0 0 0 1 0 0
20 Billy Sims 29 RB 8 8 0 6 2 0 0
78 Doug English 31 RDT 16 16 5.0 0 0 1 0 0
35 Alvin Hall 26 SS 16 16 2 64 0 36 0 0 3 1 0 0
27 Bobby Watkins 24 LCB 16 16 6 0 0 0 0
33 William Graham 25 FS 14 13 3 22 0 15 0 0 0 2 0 0
87 David Lewis 23 te 16 7 0 2 2 0 0
82 Pete Mandley 23 KR 15 0 0 2 2 0 0
53 Garry Cobb 27 LLB 16 16 3.0
64 Larry Lee 25 lg 15 6 0 2 1 -24 0
59 Jimmy Williams 24 RLB 16 16 2.0 0 0 1 0 0
57 Ken Fantetti 27 MLB 14 12 1.5 1 1 0 1 0
29 Bruce McNorton 25 RCB 16 16 2 0 0 0 0
39 Leonard Thompson 32 WR 16 15 0 1 1 0 0
11 Mike Black 23 P 16 0 0 0 1 0 0
93 Kirk Dodge 22 11 0 0 0 1 0 0
67 Don Greco 25 RG 16 16 0 0 1 0 0
31 Ken Jenkins 25 rb 14 3 0 0 1 0 0
21 Demetrious Johnson 23 db 16 3 0 0 1 0 0
43 Al Latimer 27 15 0 0 0 1 0 0
36 Mike Meade 24 15 0 0 1 0 0 0
86 Mark Nichols 25 WR 15 9 0 0 1 0 0
18 John Witkowski 22 qb 3 1 0 1 0 0 0
Team Total 25.5 16 37.0 14 87 0 36 0 0 36 32 -20 0
Opp Total 16 61 28 17

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 28 K 16 0 31 20 91
30 James Jones 23 FB 16 16 3 5 8 48
39 Leonard Thompson 32 WR 16 15 6 6 36
20 Billy Sims 29 RB 8 8 5 5 30
16 Gary Danielson 33 QB 15 14 3 1 4 24
89 Jeff Chadwick 24 wr 16 3 1 2 3 18
87 David Lewis 23 te 16 7 3 3 18
31 Ken Jenkins 25 rb 14 3 1 1 6
86 Mark Nichols 25 WR 15 9 1 1 6
84 Rob Rubick 24 TE 16 9 1 1 6
Team Total 25.5 16 13 19 32 31 20 283
Opp Total 16 17 27 1 2 1 48 24 408