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1992 Detroit Lions

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5-11-0, Finished 5th in NFC Central Division  · 1992 NFL Season Summary
 SRS: Total -1.9, Offense: -0.7, Defense: -1.1, SoS: 1.8, avg is 0.0.

Scored 273 points (17.1/g), 19th of 28 in the NFL. Allowed 332 points (20.8/g), 20th.
 Differential of -59 points (-3.7/g), 16th.  Expected W-L: 6.2-9.8.

Coach: Wayne Fontes (5-11-0)
 Offensive Coordinator: Dan Henning
 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 Air Coryell
Defensive Alignment 3-4

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 273 4440 843 5.3 36 15 25 241 231 406 2796 16 21 6.0 133 378 1644 9 4.3 83
Team Defense 332 5058 976 5.2 32 11 21 308 296 487 3217 20 21 6.2 168 460 1841 14 4.0 119
Lg Rank Offense 19 19 18 16 25 27 19 16 18 13 26 16 19 8
Lg Rank Defense 20 20 16 23 25 18 21 16 8 22 18 17 18 14

Team Games & Schedule

W# Day Date OT Rec Opp Tm Opp 1stD TotYd PassY RushY TO 1stD TotYd PassY RushY TO
1 Sun September 6 boxscore L 0-1 @ Chicago Bears 24 27 17 353 232 121 1 21 367 227 140
2 Sun September 13 boxscore W 1-1 Minnesota Vikings 31 17 12 169 96 73 1 20 270 175 95 4
3 Sun September 20 boxscore L 1-2 @ Washington Redskins 10 13 8 206 169 37 2 17 275 128 147 3
4 Sun September 27 boxscore L 1-3 Tampa Bay Buccaneers 23 27 18 368 298 70 1 21 395 248 147 3
5 Sun October 4 boxscore L 1-4 New Orleans Saints 7 13 12 187 145 42 1 19 285 152 133
6 Bye Week
7 Thu October 15 boxscore L 1-5 @ Minnesota Vikings 14 31 17 293 226 67 2 23 393 291 102
8 Sun October 25 boxscore W 2-5 @ Tampa Bay Buccaneers 38 7 21 400 236 164 1 15 236 148 88 2
9 Sun November 1 boxscore L 2-6 Green Bay Packers 13 27 9 190 152 38 1 24 347 202 145 2
10 Sun November 8 boxscore L 2-7 Dallas Cowboys 3 37 10 201 77 124 4 26 398 240 158 2
11 Sun November 15 boxscore L 2-8 @ Pittsburgh Steelers 14 17 20 376 286 90 6 18 316 164 152 2
12 Sun November 22 boxscore W 3-8 @ Cincinnati Bengals 19 13 17 277 116 161 3 10 95 43 52 3
13 Thu November 26 boxscore L 3-9 Houston Oilers 21 24 14 214 141 73 3 21 383 332 51 2
14 Sun December 6 boxscore L 3-10 @ Green Bay Packers 10 38 17 304 148 156 5 21 374 208 166 2
15 Sun December 13 boxscore W 4-10 Cleveland Browns 24 14 19 276 121 155 14 321 260 61 3
16 Sun December 20 boxscore W 5-10 Chicago Bears 16 3 15 399 265 134 4 16 242 136 106 4
17 Mon December 28 boxscore L 5-11 @ San Francisco 49ers 6 24 15 227 88 139 1 22 361 263 98

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
9 Rodney Peete 26 QB 10 10 2-8-0 123 213 57.7% 1702 9 4.2 9 4.2 78 8.0 6.9 13.8 170.2 80.0 28 170 6.36 5.42 11.6
12 Erik Kramer 28 qb 7 3 1-2-0 58 106 54.7% 771 4 3.8 8 7.5 77 7.3 4.6 13.3 110.1 59.1 15 80 5.71 3.40 12.4
11 Andre Ware 24 qb 4 3 2-1-0 50 86 58.1% 677 3 3.5 4 4.7 59 7.9 6.5 13.5 169.3 75.6 16 104 5.62 4.44 15.7
20 Barry Sanders* 24 RB 16 16 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 26.1 16 5-11-0 231 406 56.9% 3150 16 3.9 21 5.2 78 7.8 6.2 13.6 196.9 73.4 59 354 6.01 4.67 12.7 0 0
Opp Total 16 296 487 60.8% 3402 20 4.1 21 4.3 7.0 5.87 11.5 212.6 77.6 29 185 6.2 5.2 5.6

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
20 Barry Sanders* 24 RB 16 16 312 1352 9 55 4.3 84.5 19.5 29 225 7.8 1 48 1.8 14.1 1577 10 6
9 Rodney Peete 26 QB 10 10 21 83 0 12 4.0 8.3 2.1 83 0 6
11 Andre Ware 24 qb 4 3 20 124 0 32 6.2 31.0 5.0 124 0 6
12 Erik Kramer 28 qb 7 3 12 34 0 11 2.8 4.9 1.7 34 0 4
33 Troy Stradford 28 6 0 9 29 0 11 3.2 4.8 1.5 2 15 7.5 0 12 0.3 2.5 44 0 0
34 Ed Tillison 23 6 0 4 22 0 10 5.5 3.7 0.7 22 0 0
80 Brett Perriman 27 WR 16 16 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 69 810 11.7 4 40 4.3 50.6 810 4 1
84 Herman Moore 23 WR 12 11 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 51 966 18.9 4 77 4.3 80.5 966 4 0
86 Willie Green 26 WR 15 13 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 33 586 17.8 5 73 2.2 39.1 586 5 1
81 Mike Farr 25 WR 14 9 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 15 115 7.7 0 14 1.1 8.2 115 0 0
83 Aubrey Matthews 30 13 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 9 137 15.2 0 24 0.7 10.5 137 0 0
87 Jeff Campbell 24 12 2 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 8 155 19.4 1 78 0.7 12.9 155 1 1
89 Jimmie Johnson 26 te 16 5 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 6 34 5.7 0 9 0.4 2.1 34 0 0
40 Reggie Barrett 23 wr 8 6 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 4 67 16.8 1 24 0.5 8.4 67 1 0
48 Mike Hinnant 26 te 15 1 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 3 28 9.3 0 13 0.2 1.9 28 0 0
82 Thomas McLemore 22 te 11 1 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 2 12 6.0 0 6 0.2 1.1 12 0 0
Team Total 26.1 16 378 1644 9 55 4.3 102.8 23.6 231 3150 13.6 16 78 14.4 196.9 4794 25 26
Opp Total 16 460 1841 14 4.0 115.1 28.8 296 3217 10.9 20 18.5 201.1 5058 34 25

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
23 Mel Gray* 31 KR/PR 15 0 18 175 1 58 9.7 42 1006 1 89 24.0 1181
87 Jeff Campbell 24 12 2 3 15 0 9 5.0 4 61 0 21 15.3 231
80 Brett Perriman 27 WR 16 16 4 59 0 22 14.8 869
33 Troy Stradford 28 6 0 4 35 0 16 8.8 79
38 Kevin Scott 23 db 16 1 3 5 0 3 1.7 5
89 Jimmie Johnson 26 te 16 5 1 0 0 0 0.0 34
34 Ed Tillison 23 6 0 1 27 0 27 27.0 49
Team Total 26.1 16 21 190 1 58 9.0 59 1193 1 89 20.2 6177
Opp Total 16 30 356 0 11.9 45 948 0 21.1

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
6 Jim Arnold 31 P 16 0 65 2846 71 1 43.8
4 Jason Hanson 22 K 16 0 5 5 10 10 6 4 5 2 26 21 80.8%% 30 30 100.0%%
Team Total 26.1 16 5 5 10 10 6 4 5 2 26 21 80.8%% 30 30 100.0%% 65 2846 71 1 43.8
Opp Total 16 35 22 62.9%% 38 38 100.0%% 55 2260 41.1

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
54 Chris Spielman 27 LILB 16 16 1.0 0 0 1 0 0 146 0
58 George Jamison 30 LOLB 16 16 2.0 0 0 1 0 0 111 0
36 Bennie Blades 26 FS 16 16 3 56 0 34 0 1 0 0 0 0 95 0
35 William White 26 SS 16 16 4 54 0 28 0 0 1 0 0 0 76 0
94 Kelvin Pritchett 23 RDE 16 15 6.5 59 0
98 Dennis Gibson 28 RILB 16 16 60 0
39 Ray Crockett 25 LCB 15 15 1.0 4 50 0 35 0 1 0 1 15 0 52 0
93 Jerry Ball 28 NT 12 12 2.5 0 0 3 21 1 43 0
92 Marc Spindler 23 LDE 13 13 2.5 34 0
59 Tracy Scroggins 23 rolb 16 7 7.5 28 0
90 Dan Owens 25 de 16 4 2.0 0 0 1 0 0 25 0
91 Robert Porcher 23 de 16 1 1.0 21 0
21 Harry Colon 23 16 0 0 0 2 0 0 18 0
32 Willie Clay 22 6 0 6 0
57 Victor Jones 26 16 0 6 0
9 Rodney Peete 26 QB 10 10 0 6 2 -7 0
20 Barry Sanders* 24 RB 16 16 0 6 2 0 0
11 Andre Ware 24 qb 4 3 0 6 2 -20 0
24 Mel Jenkins 30 RCB 16 16 4 34 0 14 0 0 0 1 0 0
12 Erik Kramer 28 qb 7 3 0 4 1 -1 0
99 Tracy Hayworth 25 4 0 2 0
38 Kevin Scott 23 db 16 1 4 35 0 26 0
55 Mike Cofer 32 ROLB 8 8 2.0
97 Jeff Hunter 26 4 0 1 0
96 Lawrence Pete 26 nt 13 4 1.0 0 0 1 0 0
25 Sheldon White 27 13 0 2 26 0 20 0
66 Shawn Bouwens 24 LG 16 16 0 0 1 0 0
87 Jeff Campbell 24 12 2 0 1 0 0 0
53 Kevin Glover 29 C 7 7 0 0 1 0 0
86 Willie Green 26 WR 15 13 0 1 0 0 0
80 Brett Perriman 27 WR 16 16 0 1 0 0 0
Team Total 26.1 16 29.0 21 255 0 35 0 2 26 20 8 1 783 0
Opp Total 16 59 25 14

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
4 Jason Hanson 22 K 16 0 30 21 93
20 Barry Sanders* 24 RB 16 16 9 1 10 60
86 Willie Green 26 WR 15 13 5 5 30
84 Herman Moore 23 WR 12 11 4 4 24
80 Brett Perriman 27 WR 16 16 4 4 24
23 Mel Gray* 31 KR/PR 15 0 1 1 2 12
93 Jerry Ball 28 NT 12 12 1 1 6
40 Reggie Barrett 23 wr 8 6 1 1 6
36 Bennie Blades 26 FS 16 16 1 1 6
87 Jeff Campbell 24 12 2 1 1 6
24 Mel Jenkins 30 RCB 16 16 1 1 6
Team Total 26.1 16 9 16 1 1 1 2 30 30 21 273
Opp Total 16 14 20 3 1 38 22 332

Touchdown Log

Rk Date Opp Result Quarter Dist Type
1 1992-09-06 @ CHI L, 24-27 2 40 pass Brett Perriman 40 yard pass from Rodney Peete (Jason Hanson kick)
2 1992-09-06 @ CHI L, 24-27 4 43 rush Barry Sanders 43 yard rush (Jason Hanson kick)
3 1992-09-06 @ CHI L, 24-27 4 27 pass Willie Green 27 yard pass from Rodney Peete (Jason Hanson kick)
4 1992-09-13 MIN W, 31-17 1 58 punt Mel Gray 58 yard punt return (Jason Hanson kick)
5 1992-09-13 MIN W, 31-17 2 56 blocked field goal Mel Jenkins 56 yard blocked field goal return (Jason Hanson kick)
6 1992-09-13 MIN W, 31-17 3 21 fumble Jerry Ball 21 yard fumble return (Jason Hanson kick)
7 1992-09-13 MIN W, 31-17 3 16 pass Willie Green 16 yard pass from Rodney Peete (Jason Hanson kick)
8 1992-09-20 @ WAS L, 10-13 4 67 pass Willie Green 67 yard pass from Rodney Peete (Jason Hanson kick)
9 1992-09-27 TAM L, 23-27 3 78 pass Jeff Campbell 78 yard pass from Rodney Peete (Jason Hanson kick)
10 1992-09-27 TAM L, 23-27 4 89 kickoff Mel Gray 89 yard kickoff return (Jason Hanson kick)
11 1992-10-04 NOR L, 7-13 2 7 pass Brett Perriman 7 yard pass from Rodney Peete (Jason Hanson kick)
12 1992-10-15 @ MIN L, 14-31 2 11 rush Barry Sanders 11 yard rush (Jason Hanson kick)
13 1992-10-15 @ MIN L, 14-31 4 47 pass Herman Moore 47 yard pass from Erik Kramer (Jason Hanson kick)
14 1992-10-25 @ TAM W, 38-7 1 29 pass Willie Green 29 yard pass from Rodney Peete (Jason Hanson kick)
15 1992-10-25 @ TAM W, 38-7 1 63 pass Herman Moore 63 yard pass from Rodney Peete (Jason Hanson kick)
16 1992-10-25 @ TAM W, 38-7 2 1 rush Barry Sanders 1 yard rush (Jason Hanson kick)
17 1992-10-25 @ TAM W, 38-7 3 55 rush Barry Sanders 55 yard rush (Jason Hanson kick)
18 1992-10-25 @ TAM W, 38-7 4 4 pass Brett Perriman 4 yard pass from Rodney Peete (Jason Hanson kick)
19 1992-11-01 GNB L, 13-27 3 7 blocked punt Bennie Blades 7 yard blocked punt return (Jason Hanson kick)
20 1992-11-15 @ PIT L, 14-17 2 73 pass Willie Green 73 yard pass from Erik Kramer (Jason Hanson kick)
21 1992-11-15 @ PIT L, 14-17 4 1 rush Barry Sanders 1 yard rush (Jason Hanson kick)
22 1992-11-22 @ CIN W, 19-13 4 5 rush Barry Sanders 5 yard rush (Jason Hanson kick)
23 1992-11-26 HOU L, 21-24 2 1 rush Barry Sanders 1 yard rush (Jason Hanson kick)
24 1992-11-26 HOU L, 21-24 3 77 pass Herman Moore 77 yard pass from Erik Kramer (Jason Hanson kick)
25 1992-11-26 HOU L, 21-24 4 8 pass Barry Sanders 8 yard pass from Erik Kramer (Jason Hanson kick)
26 1992-12-06 @ GNB L, 10-38 2 11 pass Herman Moore 11 yard pass from Andre Ware (Jason Hanson kick)
27 1992-12-13 CLE W, 24-14 1 13 pass Brett Perriman 13 yard pass from Andre Ware (Jason Hanson kick)
28 1992-12-13 CLE W, 24-14 3 14 rush Barry Sanders 14 yard rush (Jason Hanson kick)
29 1992-12-13 CLE W, 24-14 3 19 pass Reggie Barrett 19 yard pass from Andre Ware (Jason Hanson kick)
30 1992-12-20 CHI W, 16-3 2 6 rush Barry Sanders 6 yard rush (Jason Hanson kick)

Opponent Touchdown Log

Rk Date Opp Result Quarter Dist Type
1 1992-09-06 @ CHI W, 27-24 1 11 pass Neal Anderson 11 yard pass from Jim Harbaugh (Kevin Butler kick)
2 1992-09-06 @ CHI W, 27-24 4 18 rush Neal Anderson 18 yard rush (Kevin Butler kick)
3 1992-09-06 @ CHI W, 27-24 4 6 pass Tom Waddle 6 yard pass from Jim Harbaugh (Kevin Butler kick)
4 1992-09-13 MIN L, 17-31 4 3 rush Terry Allen 3 yard rush (Fuad Reveiz kick)
5 1992-09-13 MIN L, 17-31 4 11 pass Anthony Carter 11 yard pass from Rich Gannon (Fuad Reveiz kick)
6 1992-09-20 @ WAS W, 13-10 1 6 rush Earnest Byner 6 yard rush (Chip Lohmiller kick)
7 1992-09-27 TAM W, 27-23 2 1 rush Reggie Cobb 1 yard rush (Ken Willis kick)
8 1992-09-27 TAM W, 27-23 4 42 fumble Santana Dotson 42 yard fumble return (Ken Willis kick)
9 1992-09-27 TAM W, 27-23 4 14 pass Ron Hall 14 yard pass from Vinny Testaverde (Ken Willis kick)
10 1992-10-04 NOR W, 13-7 3 1 rush Vaughn Dunbar 1 yard rush (Morten Andersen kick)
11 1992-10-15 @ MIN W, 31-14 1 47 pass Anthony Carter 47 yard pass from Rich Gannon (Fuad Reveiz kick)
12 1992-10-15 @ MIN W, 31-14 1 43 pass Hassan Jones 43 yard pass from Rich Gannon (Fuad Reveiz kick)
13 1992-10-15 @ MIN W, 31-14 1 1 rush Terry Allen 1 yard rush (Fuad Reveiz kick)
14 1992-10-15 @ MIN W, 31-14 4 29 pass Cris Carter 29 yard pass from Sean Salisbury (Fuad Reveiz kick)
15 1992-10-25 @ TAM L, 7-38 2 1 rush Reggie Cobb 1 yard rush (Ken Willis kick)
16 1992-11-01 GNB W, 27-13 1 1 rush Harry Sydney 1 yard rush (Chris Jacke kick)
17 1992-11-01 GNB W, 27-13 2 14 pass Jackie Harris 14 yard pass from Brett Favre (Chris Jacke kick)
18 1992-11-01 GNB W, 27-13 4 30 pass Sterling Sharpe 30 yard pass from Brett Favre (Chris Jacke kick)
19 1992-11-08 DAL W, 37-3 1 7 rush Emmitt Smith 7 yard rush (Lin Elliott kick)
20 1992-11-08 DAL W, 37-3 1 1 rush Emmitt Smith 1 yard rush (Lin Elliott kick)
21 1992-11-08 DAL W, 37-3 3 1 rush Emmitt Smith 1 yard rush (Lin Elliott kick)
22 1992-11-08 DAL W, 37-3 3 15 pass Michael Irvin 15 yard pass from Troy Aikman (Lin Elliott kick)
23 1992-11-15 @ PIT W, 17-14 1 11 pass Ernie Mills 11 yard pass from Neil O'Donnell (Gary Anderson kick)
24 1992-11-15 @ PIT W, 17-14 4 1 pass Tim Jorden 1 yard pass from Bubby Brister (Gary Anderson kick)
25 1992-11-22 @ CIN L, 13-19 4 66 interception James Francis 66 yard interception return (Jim Breech kick)
26 1992-11-26 HOU W, 24-21 3 10 fumble William Fuller 10 yard fumble return (Al Del Greco kick)
27 1992-11-26 HOU W, 24-21 4 4 pass Haywood Jeffires 4 yard pass from Cody Carlson (Al Del Greco kick)
28 1992-11-26 HOU W, 24-21 4 8 rush Lorenzo White 8 yard rush (Al Del Greco kick)
29 1992-12-06 @ GNB W, 38-10 1 1 rush Darrell Thompson 1 yard rush (Chris Jacke kick)
30 1992-12-06 @ GNB W, 38-10 1 65 pass Sterling Sharpe 65 yard pass from Brett Favre (Chris Jacke kick)
31 1992-12-06 @ GNB W, 38-10 2 9 pass Harry Sydney 9 yard pass from Brett Favre (Chris Jacke kick)
32 1992-12-06 @ GNB W, 38-10 2 18 fumble Tony Bennett 18 yard fumble return (Chris Jacke kick)
33 1992-12-06 @ GNB W, 38-10 2 9 pass Sterling Sharpe 9 yard pass from Brett Favre (Chris Jacke kick)
34 1992-12-13 CLE L, 14-24 4 69 pass Michael Jackson 69 yard pass from Bernie Kosar (Matt Stover kick)
35 1992-12-13 CLE L, 14-24 4 5 pass Eric Metcalf 5 yard pass from Bernie Kosar (Matt Stover kick)
36 1992-12-28 @ SFO W, 24-6 2 1 rush Marc Logan 1 yard rush (Mike Cofer kick)
37 1992-12-28 @ SFO W, 24-6 4 9 pass Brent Jones 9 yard pass from Joe Montana (Mike Cofer kick)
38 1992-12-28 @ SFO W, 24-6 4 8 pass Amp Lee 8 yard pass from Joe Montana (Mike Cofer kick)