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1990 Detroit Lions

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6-10-0, NFC Central Division  · 1990 NFL Season Summary
 SRS: Total -1.6, Offense: 4.2, Defense: -5.9, SoS: 0.9, avg is 0.0.

Scored 373 points (23.3/g), 5th of 28 in the NFL. Allowed 413 points (25.8/g), 26th.
 Differential of -40 points (-2.5/g), 18th.  Expected W-L: 7.0-9.0.

Coach: Wayne Fontes (6-10-0)
 Offensive Coordinator: Mouse Davis
 Defensive Coordinator: Woody Widenhofer

Stadium: Pontiac Silverdome
 Training Camp: Silverdome (Pontiac, Michigan)

Team Info

Principal Owner/Chairman William Clay Ford Sr.
General Manager Chuck Schmidt
Offensive Scheme Run-and-Shoot
Defensive Alignment 3-4

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 373 4977 870 5.7 36 16 14 278 242 460 3050 24 20 6.1 152 366 1927 19 5.3 112
Team Defense 413 5734 1080 5.3 35 18 19 334 319 507 3346 21 17 6.1 173 532 2388 22 4.5 142
Lg Rank Offense 5 14 19 19 14 16 14 7 17 11 24 11 4 1
Lg Rank Defense 26 28 5 5 28 20 20 15 14 16 27 27 27 25

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 9 boxscore L 0-1 Tampa Bay Buccaneers 21 38 18 258 168 90 6 20 375 237 138 2
2 Sun September 16 boxscore W 1-1 Atlanta Falcons 21 14 17 264 181 83 2 14 295 173 122 1
3 Sun September 23 boxscore L 1-2 @ Tampa Bay Buccaneers 20 23 18 307 152 155 2 19 323 171 152 1
4 Sun September 30 boxscore L 1-3 Green Bay Packers 21 24 21 338 194 144 24 412 269 143 2
5 Sun October 7 boxscore W 2-3 @ Minnesota Vikings 34 27 24 383 279 104 2 22 340 199 141 2
6 Sun October 14 boxscore L 2-4 @ Kansas City Chiefs 24 43 20 328 192 136 2 25 566 256 310 1
7 Bye Week
8 Sun October 28 boxscore W 3-4 @ New Orleans Saints 27 10 12 262 214 48 1 15 269 138 131 8
9 Sun November 4 boxscore L OT 3-5 Washington Redskins 38 41 12 351 187 164 1 39 676 482 194 4
10 Sun November 11 boxscore L 3-6 Minnesota Vikings 7 17 14 237 127 110 5 15 270 126 144 1
11 Sun November 18 boxscore L 3-7 @ New York Giants 0 20 15 208 133 75 2 15 314 170 144
12 Thu November 22 boxscore W 4-7 Denver Broncos 40 27 22 421 248 173 1 19 284 211 73 2
13 Sun December 2 boxscore L OT 4-8 @ Chicago Bears 17 23 17 296 204 92 2 21 361 197 164
14 Mon December 10 boxscore L 4-9 Los Angeles Raiders 31 38 19 368 171 197 2 16 350 186 164 2
15 Sun December 16 boxscore W 5-9 Chicago Bears 38 21 20 411 310 101 3 19 225 88 137 2
16 Sat December 22 boxscore W 6-9 @ Green Bay Packers 24 17 17 352 184 168 3 24 314 234 80 4
17 Sun December 30 boxscore L 6-10 @ Seattle Seahawks 10 30 12 193 106 87 2 27 360 209 151 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
9 Rodney Peete 24 QB 11 11 4-7-0 142 271 52.4 1974 13 4.8 8 3.0 68 7.3 6.9 13.9 179.5 79.8 27 173 6.04 5.71 9.1 0 1
14 Bob Gagliano 32 qb 9 4 2-2-0 87 159 54.7 1190 10 6.3 10 6.3 47 7.5 5.9 13.7 132.2 73.6 13 83 6.44 4.98 7.6 0 1
11 Andre Ware 22 qb 4 1 0-1-0 13 30 43.3 164 1 3.3 2 6.7 33 5.5 3.1 12.6 41.0 44.3 4 22 4.18 2.12 11.8
Team Total 26.9 16 6-10-0 242 460 52.6 3328 24 5.2 20 4.3 68 7.2 6.3 13.8 208.0 75.3 44 278 6.05 5.22 8.7 0 2
Opp Total 16 319 507 62.9 3625 21 4.1 17 3.4 7.1 6.47 11.4 226.6 84.1 41 279 6.1 5.5 7.5

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 Barry Sanders*+ 22 RB 16 16 255 1304 13 45 5.1 81.5 15.9 36 480 13.3 3 47 2.3 30.0 1784 16 4
9 Rodney Peete 24 QB 11 11 47 363 6 37 7.7 33.0 4.3 363 6 9
14 Bob Gagliano 32 qb 9 4 46 145 0 22 3.2 16.1 5.1 145 0 5
34 James Wilder 32 15 0 11 51 0 13 4.6 3.4 0.7 1 8 8.0 1 8 0.1 0.5 59 1 0
11 Andre Ware 22 qb 4 1 7 64 0 30 9.1 16.0 1.8 64 0 0
84 Richard Johnson 29 WR 16 16 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 64 727 11.4 6 44 4.0 45.4 727 6 2
82 Robert Clark 25 WR 16 15 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 52 914 17.6 8 57 3.3 57.1 914 8 0
83 Aubrey Matthews 28 wr 13 6 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 30 349 11.6 1 52 2.3 26.8 349 1 2
89 Terry Greer 33 WR 15 9 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 20 332 16.6 3 68 1.3 22.1 332 3 0
87 Jeff Campbell 22 WR 16 8 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 19 236 12.4 2 51 1.2 14.8 236 2 1
81 Mike Farr 23 wr 12 8 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 12 170 14.2 0 44 1.0 14.2 170 0 0
24 Jason Phillips 24 wr 13 2 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 8 112 14.0 0 29 0.6 8.6 112 0 0
Team Total 26.9 16 366 1927 19 45 5.3 120.4 22.9 242 3328 13.8 24 68 15.1 208.0 5255 43 29
Opp Total 16 532 2388 22 4.5 149.3 33.3 319 3346 10.5 21 19.9 209.1 5734 43 31

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
23 Mel Gray*+ 29 KR/PR 16 0 34 361 0 39 10.6 41 939 0 65 22.9 1300
87 Jeff Campbell 22 WR 16 8 1 0 0 0 0.0 12 238 0 38 19.8 474
42 Chris Oldham 22 16 0 13 234 0 42 18.0 234
24 Jason Phillips 24 wr 13 2 2 43 0 23 21.5 155
65 Eric Andolsek 24 LG 16 16 1 12 0 12 12.0 12
62 Dennis McKnight 31 14 0 1 0 0 0 0.0 0
Team Total 26.9 16 35 361 0 39 10.3 70 1466 0 65 20.9 7082
Opp Total 16 29 233 0 8.0 70 1229 1 17.6

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
6 Jim Arnold 29 P 16 0 63 2560 59 0 40.6
3 Eddie Murray 34 K 11 0 6 6 6 4 5 3 2 19 13 68.4% 34 34 100.0%
1 Rich Karlis 31 k 6 0 3 3 3 1 1 7 4 57.1% 12 12 100.0%
Team Total 26.9 16 9 9 9 5 5 3 3 26 17 65.4% 46 46 100.0% 63 2560 59 0 40.6
Opp Total 16 30 23 76.7% 48 48 100.0% 62 2530 40.8

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
54 Chris Spielman* 25 LILB 12 12 2.0 1 12 0 12 0 1 0 2 0 0 108 0
35 William White 24 SS 16 16 5 120 1 48 0 106 0
39 Ray Crockett 23 lcb 16 6 1.0 3 17 0 9 0 2 0 2 22 1 91 0
36 Bennie Blades 24 FS 12 12 1.0 2 25 0 21 0 1 0 1 0 0 83 0
98 Dennis Gibson 26 RILB 11 11 0 0 1 0 0 68 0
93 Jerry Ball* 26 NT 15 15 2.0 50 0
70 Dan Owens 23 LDE 16 12 3.0 46 0
57 Victor Jones 24 rilb 16 5 1.0 1 0 0 0 0 44 0
58 George Jamison 28 lolb 14 7 2.0 0 0 1 0 0 43 0
42 Chris Oldham 22 16 0 1 28 0 28 0 0 2 0 0 0 25 0
99 Tracy Hayworth 23 16 0 4.0 0 0 1 0 0 21 0
27 Darren Carrington 24 12 0 0 0 1 0 0 12 0
92 Marc Spindler 21 de 3 2 1.0 11 0
21 Terry Taylor 29 db 2 2 10 0
97 Jeff Hunter 24 7 0 3.0 7 0
55 Mike Cofer 30 ROLB 16 16 10.0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0
9 Rodney Peete 24 QB 11 11 0 9 1 0 0
23 Mel Gray*+ 29 KR/PR 16 0 0 4 3 0 0
20 Barry Sanders*+ 22 RB 16 16 0 4 2 0 0
59 Jimmy Williams 30 LOLB 10 9 3.0 0 0 3 53 1
14 Bob Gagliano 32 qb 9 4 0 5 0 -10 0
91 Mark Duckens 25 15 0 3.0 0 0 1 0 0
77 Keith Ferguson 31 RDE 16 14 3.0
84 Richard Johnson 29 WR 16 16 0 2 1 0 0
94 Jackie Cline 30 5 0 1.0 0 0 1 0 0
83 Aubrey Matthews 28 wr 13 6 0 2 0 0 0
28 Herb Welch 29 db 16 4 1 16 0 16 0 0 0 1 0 0
65 Eric Andolsek 24 LG 16 16 0 0 1 0 0
97 Kevin Brooks 27 dt 6 4 1.0
87 Jeff Campbell 22 WR 16 8 0 1 0 0 0
50 Toby Caston 25 lb 12 4 0 0 1 0 0
67 Ken Dallafior 31 RG 16 15 0 0 1 0 0
53 Kevin Glover 27 C 16 16 0 0 1 0 0
89 Terry Greer 33 WR 15 9 0 0 1 0 0
47 LeRoy Irvin 33 RCB 16 16 1 22 0 22 0
29 Bruce McNorton 31 LCB 12 8 1 33 0 33 0
Team Total 26.9 16 41.0 17 273 1 48 0 4 29 29 65 2 725 0
Opp Total 16 44 31 13 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
20 Barry Sanders*+ 22 RB 16 16 13 3 16 96
3 Eddie Murray 34 K 11 0 34 13 73
82 Robert Clark 25 WR 16 15 8 8 48
84 Richard Johnson 29 WR 16 16 6 6 36
9 Rodney Peete 24 QB 11 11 6 6 36
1 Rich Karlis 31 k 6 0 12 4 24
89 Terry Greer 33 WR 15 9 3 3 18
87 Jeff Campbell 22 WR 16 8 2 2 12
39 Ray Crockett 23 lcb 16 6 1 1 6
83 Aubrey Matthews 28 wr 13 6 1 1 6
35 William White 24 SS 16 16 1 1 6
34 James Wilder 32 15 0 1 1 6
59 Jimmy Williams 30 LOLB 10 9 1 1 6
Team Total 26.9 16 19 24 2 1 46 46 17 373
Opp Total 16 22 21 1 2 3 48 23 1 413