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1993 Detroit Lions

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10-6-0, Finished 1st in NFC Central Division  · 1993 NFL Season Summary
 SRS: Total -0.3, Offense: -0.3, Defense: -0.0, SoS: -0.7, avg is 0.0.

Scored 298 points (18.6/g), 16th of 28 in the NFL. Allowed 292 points (18.2/g), 15th.
 Differential of 6 points (0.4/g), 13th.  Expected W-L: 8.2-7.8.

Coach: Wayne Fontes (10-6-0)
 Offensive Coordinator: Dan Henning and Dave Levy
 Defensive Coordinator: Hank Bullough

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
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 298 4658 937 5.0 32 13 8 248 264 435 2714 15 19 5.6 139 456 1944 9 4.3 101
Team Defense 292 4669 990 4.7 35 16 17 279 309 514 3020 19 19 5.4 154 433 1649 12 3.8 108
Lg Rank Offense 16 24 17 12 25 26 24 23 18 16 11 7 19 7
Lg Rank Defense 15 6 7 7 11 15 9 16 9 7 12 10 17 13

Team Games & Schedule

W# Day Date OT Rec Opp Tm Opp 1stD TotYd PassY RushY TO 1stD TotYd PassY RushY TO
1 Sun September 5 boxscore W 1-0 Atlanta Falcons 30 13 12 262 166 96 12 237 216 21 3
2 Sun September 12 boxscore W OT 2-0 @ New England Patriots 19 16 21 340 154 186 4 21 292 231 61 3
3 Sun September 19 boxscore L 2-1 @ New Orleans Saints 3 14 9 170 86 84 2 16 258 86 172 1
4 Sun September 26 boxscore W 3-1 Phoenix Cardinals 26 20 11 330 183 147 20 343 264 79 3
5 Sun October 3 boxscore L 3-2 @ Tampa Bay Buccaneers 10 27 17 311 167 144 3 14 324 196 128 1
6 Bye Week
7 Sun October 17 boxscore W 4-2 Seattle Seahawks 30 10 20 292 151 141 2 16 232 166 66 4
8 Sun October 24 boxscore W 5-2 @ Los Angeles Rams 16 13 18 363 229 134 1 23 291 141 150 2
9 Sun October 31 boxscore W 6-2 @ Minnesota Vikings 30 27 13 338 260 78 2 25 378 262 116 3
10 Sun November 7 boxscore W 7-2 Tampa Bay Buccaneers 23 0 20 366 125 241 6 146 102 44 1
11 Bye Week
12 Sun November 21 boxscore L 7-3 @ Green Bay Packers 17 26 12 205 89 116 2 25 404 251 153 2
13 Thu November 25 boxscore L 7-4 Chicago Bears 6 10 14 230 146 84 4 11 225 113 112 2
14 Sun December 5 boxscore L 7-5 Minnesota Vikings 0 13 16 219 111 108 5 14 234 133 101 1
15 Sun December 12 boxscore W 8-5 @ Phoenix Cardinals 21 14 13 340 235 105 2 19 287 191 96 3
16 Sun December 19 boxscore L 8-6 San Francisco 49ers 17 55 16 288 207 81 3 26 565 393 172
17 Sun December 26 boxscore W 9-6 @ Chicago Bears 20 14 20 307 223 84 1 14 180 103 77 1
18 Sun January 2 boxscore W 10-6 Green Bay Packers 30 20 16 297 182 115 1 17 273 172 101 5
Playoffs
WildCard Sat January 8 boxscore L 10-7 Green Bay Packers 24 28 25 410 235 175 2 16 293 204 89 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
9 Rodney Peete 27 QB 10 10 6-4-0 157 252 62.3% 1670 6 2.4 14 5.6 93 6.6 4.6 10.6 167.0 66.4 34 174 5.23 3.45 11.9 1 3
12 Erik Kramer 29 qb 5 4 3-1-0 87 138 63.0% 1002 8 5.8 3 2.2 48 7.3 7.4 11.5 200.4 95.1 5 35 6.76 6.94 3.5 2 3
11 Andre Ware 25 qb 5 2 1-1-0 20 45 44.4% 271 1 2.2 2 4.4 47 6.0 4.5 13.6 54.2 53.1 7 20 4.83 3.48 13.5
Team Total 26.7 16 10-6-0 264 435 60.7% 2943 15 3.4 19 4.4 93 6.8 5.5 11.1 183.9 74.1 46 229 5.64 4.49 9.6 3 6
Opp Total 16 309 514 60.1% 3273 19 3.7 19 3.7 6.4 5.44 10.6 204.6 75.6 43 253 5.4 4.6 7.7

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* 25 RB 11 11 243 1115 3 42 4.6 101.4 22.1 36 205 5.7 0 17 3.3 18.6 1320 3 3
31 Derrick Moore 26 rb 13 3 88 405 3 48 4.6 31.2 6.8 21 169 8.0 1 20 1.6 13.0 574 4 4
26 Eric Lynch 23 rb 4 2 53 207 2 15 3.9 51.8 13.3 13 82 6.3 0 11 3.3 20.5 289 2 1
9 Rodney Peete 27 QB 10 10 45 165 1 28 3.7 16.5 4.5 165 1 11
12 Erik Kramer 29 qb 5 4 10 5 0 4 0.5 1.0 2.0 5 0 1
11 Andre Ware 25 qb 5 2 7 23 0 8 3.3 4.6 1.4 23 0 0
80 Brett Perriman 28 WR 15 15 4 16 0 16 4.0 1.1 0.3 49 496 10.1 2 34 3.3 33.1 512 2 1
28 Curvin Richards 25 1 0 4 1 0 1 0.3 1.0 4.0 1 0 0
83 Aubrey Matthews 31 wr 14 2 2 7 0 9 3.5 0.5 0.1 11 171 15.5 0 40 0.8 12.2 178 0 0
84 Herman Moore 24 WR 15 15 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 61 935 15.3 6 93 4.1 62.3 935 6 2
86 Willie Green 27 WR 16 6 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 28 462 16.5 2 47 1.8 28.9 462 2 0
82 Rodney Holman 33 TE 16 16 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 25 244 9.8 2 28 1.6 15.3 244 2 1
49 Ty Hallock 22 rb 16 4 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 8 88 11.0 2 24 0.5 5.5 88 2 0
87 Jeff Campbell 25 10 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 7 55 7.9 0 12 0.7 5.5 55 0 0
89 Jimmie Johnson 27 te 6 4 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 2 18 9.0 0 9 0.3 3.0 18 0 0
79 Bill Fralic 31 RG 16 16 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 1 -4 -4.0 0 -4 0.1 -0.3 -4 0 0
81 Marty Thompson 24 te 6 2 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 1 15 15.0 0 15 0.2 2.5 15 0 0
44 Vernon Turner 26 7 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 1 7 7.0 0 7 0.1 1.0 7 0 1
Team Total 26.7 16 456 1944 9 48 4.3 121.5 28.5 264 2943 11.1 15 93 16.5 183.9 4887 24 29
Opp Total 16 433 1649 12 3.8 103.1 27.1 309 3020 9.8 19 19.3 188.8 4669 31 34

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 32 KR/PR 11 0 23 197 0 35 8.6 28 688 1 95 24.6 885
44 Vernon Turner 26 7 0 17 152 0 53 8.9 15 330 0 46 22.0 489
43 Gary Anderson 32 rb 4 0 3 51 0 24 17.0 51
32 Willie Clay 23 db 16 1 2 34 0 20 17.0 34
49 Ty Hallock 22 rb 16 4 1 11 0 11 11.0 99
58 George Jamison 31 LOLB 16 16 1 0 0 0 0.0 0
26 Eric Lynch 23 rb 4 2 1 22 0 22 22.0 311
31 Derrick Moore 26 rb 13 3 1 68 0 68 68.0 642
Team Total 26.7 16 40 349 0 53 8.7 52 1204 1 95 23.2 6440
Opp Total 16 45 377 0 8.4 30 609 0 20.3

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 32 P 16 0 72 3207 68 0 44.5
4 Jason Hanson 23 K 16 0 1 1 8 8 15 15 12 7 7 3 43 34 79.1%% 28 28 100.0%%
Team Total 26.7 16 1 1 8 8 15 15 12 7 7 3 43 34 79.1%% 28 28 100.0%% 72 3207 68 0 44.5
Opp Total 16 30 23 76.7%% 32 31 96.9%% 81 3491 43.1

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 28 LILB 16 16 0.5 2 -2 0 0 0 1 0 2 0 0 148 0
35 William White 27 SS 16 16 1.5 1 5 0 5 0 1 0 0 0 0 84 0
58 George Jamison 31 LOLB 16 16 2.0 2 48 1 35 0 1 0 0 0 0 77 0
39 Ray Crockett 26 LCB 16 16 1.0 2 31 0 31 0 1 0 1 0 0 68 0
98 Dennis Gibson 29 RILB 15 15 1.0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 2 0 59 0
91 Robert Porcher 24 de 16 4 8.5 47 0
93 Marc Spindler 24 LDE 16 16 2.0 0 0 2 0 0 49 0
21 Harry Colon 24 FS 15 11 1.0 2 28 0 27 0 3 0 0 0 0 46 0
94 Kelvin Pritchett 24 rde 16 5 4.0 42 0
56 Pat Swilling* 29 ROLB 14 14 6.5 3 16 0 14 0 5 0 1 0 0 29 0
47 Ryan McNeil 23 db 16 2 2 19 0 16 0 33 0
90 Dan Owens 26 RDE 15 11 3.0 1 1 0 1 0 1 0 2 17 0 31 0
33 Tim McKyer 30 db 15 4 2 10 0 10 0 0 0 1 23 0 27 0
32 Willie Clay 23 db 16 1 1.0 1 0 2 54 2 24 0
36 Bennie Blades 27 db 4 4 23 0
59 Tracy Scroggins 24 16 0 8.0 1 0 0 0 0 2 0 1 0 0 17 0
99 Tracy Hayworth 26 lb 11 2 2.0 8 0
9 Rodney Peete 27 QB 10 10 0 11 4 -8 0
57 Victor Jones 27 lb 16 1 7 0
31 Derrick Moore 26 rb 13 3 0 4 3 0 0
20 Barry Sanders* 25 RB 11 11 0 3 3 0 0
51 Antonio London 22 14 0 1.0 2 0
97 Darryl Ford 27 11 0 2 0
23 Mel Gray 32 KR/PR 11 0 0 3 0 0 0
84 Herman Moore 24 WR 15 15 0 2 0 0 0
96 Lawrence Pete 27 NT 12 12 0 0 2 0 0
43 Gary Anderson 32 rb 4 0 0 1 0 0 0
82 Rodney Holman 33 TE 16 16 0 1 0 0 0
25 Greg Jeffries 22 7 0 0 0 1 0 0
12 Erik Kramer 29 qb 5 4 0 1 0 0 0
26 Eric Lynch 23 rb 4 2 0 1 0 0 0
80 Brett Perriman 28 WR 15 15 0 1 0 0 0
67 David Richards 27 LG 15 15 0 0 1 0 0
38 Kevin Scott 24 RCB 12 10 0 0 1 22 0
44 Vernon Turner 26 7 0 0 1 0 0 0
Team Total 26.7 16 43.0 19 156 1 35 0 17 29 28 110 2 823 0
Opp Total 16 46 34 18

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 23 K 16 0 28 34 130
84 Herman Moore 24 WR 15 15 6 6 36
31 Derrick Moore 26 rb 13 3 3 1 4 24
20 Barry Sanders* 25 RB 11 11 3 3 18
32 Willie Clay 23 db 16 1 2 2 12
86 Willie Green 27 WR 16 6 2 2 12
49 Ty Hallock 22 rb 16 4 2 2 12
82 Rodney Holman 33 TE 16 16 2 2 12
26 Eric Lynch 23 rb 4 2 2 2 12
80 Brett Perriman 28 WR 15 15 2 2 12
23 Mel Gray 32 KR/PR 11 0 1 1 6
58 George Jamison 31 LOLB 16 16 1 1 6
9 Rodney Peete 27 QB 10 10 1 1 6
Team Total 26.7 16 9 15 1 2 1 28 28 34 298
Opp Total 16 12 19 1 31 23 292

Touchdown Log

Rk Date Opp Result Quarter Dist Type
1 1993-09-05 ATL W, 30-13 1 26 rush Barry Sanders 26 yard rush (Jason Hanson kick)
2 1993-09-05 ATL W, 30-13 1 35 interception George Jamison 35 yard interception return (Jason Hanson kick)
3 1993-09-05 ATL W, 30-13 2 21 pass Herman Moore 21 yard pass from Rodney Peete (Jason Hanson kick)
4 1993-09-12 @ NWE W, 19-16 1 15 fumble Willie Clay 15 yard fumble return (Jason Hanson kick)
5 1993-09-26 PHO W, 26-20 2 1 rush Derrick Moore 1 yard rush (Jason Hanson kick)
6 1993-09-26 PHO W, 26-20 3 9 pass Brett Perriman 9 yard pass from Andre Ware (Jason Hanson kick)
7 1993-10-03 @ TAM L, 10-27 1 20 rush Barry Sanders 20 yard rush (Jason Hanson kick)
8 1993-10-17 SEA W, 30-10 2 13 pass Herman Moore 13 yard pass from Rodney Peete (Jason Hanson kick)
9 1993-10-17 SEA W, 30-10 2 11 pass Herman Moore 11 yard pass from Rodney Peete (Jason Hanson kick)
10 1993-10-17 SEA W, 30-10 3 95 kickoff Mel Gray 95 yard kickoff return (Jason Hanson kick)
11 1993-10-24 @ RAM W, 16-13 4 5 rush Barry Sanders 5 yard rush (Jason Hanson kick)
12 1993-10-31 @ MIN W, 30-27 1 39 fumble Willie Clay 39 yard fumble return (Jason Hanson kick)
13 1993-10-31 @ MIN W, 30-27 4 93 pass Herman Moore 93 yard pass from Rodney Peete (Jason Hanson kick)
14 1993-10-31 @ MIN W, 30-27 4 1 rush Derrick Moore 1 yard rush (Jason Hanson kick)
15 1993-11-07 TAM W, 23-0 3 9 rush Rodney Peete 9 yard rush (Jason Hanson kick)
16 1993-11-07 TAM W, 23-0 4 1 rush Derrick Moore 1 yard rush (Jason Hanson kick)
17 1993-11-21 @ GNB L, 17-26 2 17 pass Willie Green 17 yard pass from Rodney Peete (Jason Hanson kick)
18 1993-11-21 @ GNB L, 17-26 3 1 pass Ty Hallock 1 yard pass from Rodney Peete (Jason Hanson kick)
19 1993-12-12 @ PHO W, 21-14 2 6 pass Herman Moore 6 yard pass from Erik Kramer (Jason Hanson kick)
20 1993-12-12 @ PHO W, 21-14 3 28 pass Rodney Holman 28 yard pass from Erik Kramer (Jason Hanson kick)
21 1993-12-12 @ PHO W, 21-14 4 43 pass Willie Green 43 yard pass from Erik Kramer (Jason Hanson kick)
22 1993-12-19 SFO L, 17-55 2 12 pass Derrick Moore 12 yard pass from Erik Kramer (Jason Hanson kick)
23 1993-12-19 SFO L, 17-55 4 31 pass Herman Moore 31 yard pass from Erik Kramer (Jason Hanson kick)
24 1993-12-26 @ CHI W, 20-14 2 20 pass Brett Perriman 20 yard pass from Erik Kramer (Jason Hanson kick)
25 1993-12-26 @ CHI W, 20-14 4 1 pass Ty Hallock 1 yard pass from Erik Kramer (Jason Hanson kick)
26 1994-01-02 GNB W, 30-20 2 5 rush Eric Lynch 5 yard rush (Jason Hanson kick)
27 1994-01-02 GNB W, 30-20 4 1 rush Eric Lynch 1 yard rush (Jason Hanson kick)
28 1994-01-02 GNB W, 30-20 4 8 pass Rodney Holman 8 yard pass from Erik Kramer (Jason Hanson kick)

Opponent Touchdown Log

Rk Date Opp Result Quarter Dist Type
1 1993-09-05 ATL L, 13-30 4 32 pass Andre Rison 32 yard pass from Chris Miller (Norm Johnson kick)
2 1993-09-12 @ NWE L, 16-19 4 2 pass Vincent Brisby 2 yard pass from Drew Bledsoe (Scott Sisson kick)
3 1993-09-19 @ NOR W, 14-3 2 17 pass Hoby Brenner 17 yard pass from Wade Wilson (Morten Andersen kick)
4 1993-09-19 @ NOR W, 14-3 3 12 pass Eric Martin 12 yard pass from Wade Wilson (Morten Andersen kick)
5 1993-09-26 PHO L, 20-26 2 51 pass Ricky Proehl 51 yard pass from Steve Beuerlein (Greg Davis kick)
6 1993-09-26 PHO L, 20-26 2 2 pass Walter Reeves 2 yard pass from Steve Beuerlein (Greg Davis kick)
7 1993-10-03 @ TAM W, 27-10 3 15 pass Courtney Hawkins 15 yard pass from Craig Erickson (Michael Husted kick)
8 1993-10-03 @ TAM W, 27-10 3 3 rush Reggie Cobb 3 yard rush (Michael Husted kick)
9 1993-10-03 @ TAM W, 27-10 3 37 pass Ron Hall 37 yard pass from Craig Erickson (Michael Husted kick)
10 1993-10-17 SEA L, 10-30 1 6 pass Kelvin Martin 6 yard pass from Rick Mirer (John Kasay kick)
11 1993-10-24 @ RAM L, 13-16 4 4 pass Ernie Jones 4 yard pass from T.J. Rubley (Tony Zendejas kick)
12 1993-10-24 @ RAM L, 13-16 4 21 pass Ernie Jones 21 yard pass from T.J. Rubley
13 1993-10-31 @ MIN L, 27-30 1 10 pass Anthony Carter 10 yard pass from Sean Salisbury (Fuad Reveiz kick)
14 1993-10-31 @ MIN L, 27-30 2 5 pass Cris Carter 5 yard pass from Sean Salisbury (Fuad Reveiz kick)
15 1993-10-31 @ MIN L, 27-30 3 1 rush Robert Smith 1 yard rush (Fuad Reveiz kick)
16 1993-11-21 @ GNB W, 26-17 1 1 rush Edgar Bennett 1 yard rush (Chris Jacke kick)
17 1993-11-21 @ GNB W, 26-17 4 2 rush Edgar Bennett 2 yard rush (Chris Jacke kick)
18 1993-11-25 CHI W, 10-6 2 42 pass Terry Obee 42 yard pass from Jim Harbaugh (Kevin Butler kick)
19 1993-12-05 MIN W, 13-0 4 63 interception Lamar McGriggs 63 yard interception return (Fuad Reveiz kick)
20 1993-12-12 @ PHO L, 14-21 2 6 rush Eric Blount 6 yard rush (Greg Davis kick)
21 1993-12-12 @ PHO L, 14-21 3 1 rush Ronald Moore 1 yard rush (Greg Davis kick)
22 1993-12-19 SFO W, 55-17 1 68 pass John Taylor 68 yard pass from Steve Young (Mike Cofer kick)
23 1993-12-19 SFO W, 55-17 1 20 pass Sanjay Beach 20 yard pass from Steve Young (Mike Cofer kick)
24 1993-12-19 SFO W, 55-17 2 80 pass Jerry Rice 80 yard pass from Steve Young (Mike Cofer kick)
25 1993-12-19 SFO W, 55-17 2 2 rush Tom Rathman 2 yard rush (Mike Cofer kick)
26 1993-12-19 SFO W, 55-17 3 1 rush Tom Rathman 1 yard rush (Mike Cofer kick)
27 1993-12-19 SFO W, 55-17 3 12 pass Amp Lee 12 yard pass from Steve Young (Mike Cofer kick)
28 1993-12-19 SFO W, 55-17 4 50 rush Dexter Carter 50 yard rush (Mike Cofer kick)
29 1993-12-26 @ CHI L, 14-20 1 1 rush Tim Worley 1 yard rush (Kevin Butler kick)
30 1993-12-26 @ CHI L, 14-20 4 1 rush Jim Harbaugh 1 yard rush (Kevin Butler kick)
31 1994-01-02 GNB L, 20-30 1 39 pass Edgar Bennett 39 yard pass from Brett Favre (Chris Jacke kick)
32 1994-01-02 GNB L, 20-30 3 2 rush Edgar Bennett 2 yard rush (Chris Jacke kick)