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1994 Detroit Lions

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9-7-0, Finished 3rd in NFC Central Division  · 1994 NFL Season Summary
 SRS: Total 2.4, Offense: 2.8, Defense: -0.4, SoS: 1.4, avg is 0.0.

Scored 357 points (22.3/g), 6th of 28 in the NFL. Allowed 342 points (21.4/g), 19th.
 Differential of 15 points (0.9/g), 11th.  Expected W-L: 8.4-7.6.

Coach: Wayne Fontes (9-7-0)
 Offensive Coordinator: Dave Levy
 Defensive Coordinator: Herb Paterra

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 357 5002 891 5.6 24 10 22 280 250 459 2922 24 14 6.0 164 406 2080 12 5.1 94
Team Defense 342 5405 1086 5.0 23 11 26 326 370 547 3546 21 12 6.2 169 511 1859 15 3.6 131
Lg Rank Offense 6 15 5 6 17 25 24 7 5 14 24 3 11 1
Lg Rank Defense 19 24 23 19 24 17 19 14 22 19 24 22 21 15

Team Games & Schedule

Week Day Date OT Rec Opp Tm Opp 1stD TotYd PassY RushY TO 1stD TotYd PassY RushY TO
1 Sun September 4 boxscore W OT 1-0 Atlanta Falcons 31 28 21 352 203 149 1 22 389 271 118
2 Sun September 11 boxscore L 1-1 @ Minnesota Vikings 3 10 13 212 175 37 3 14 289 203 86 3
3 Mon September 19 boxscore W OT 2-1 @ Dallas Cowboys 20 17 22 379 173 206 25 368 206 162 3
4 Sun September 25 boxscore L 2-2 New England Patriots 17 23 15 342 183 159 2 21 353 245 108
5 Sun October 2 boxscore L 2-3 @ Tampa Bay Buccaneers 14 24 17 321 125 196 1 16 234 115 119
6 Sun October 9 boxscore L 2-4 San Francisco 49ers 21 27 21 340 242 98 2 20 233 143 90
7 Bye Week
8 Sun October 23 boxscore W 3-4 Chicago Bears 21 16 8 232 49 183 3 22 402 285 117 4
9 Sun October 30 boxscore W OT 4-4 @ New York Giants 28 25 24 329 180 149 3 23 344 149 195 1
10 Sun November 6 boxscore L 4-5 @ Green Bay Packers 30 38 20 366 317 49 5 21 347 230 117 2
11 Sun November 13 boxscore W 5-5 Tampa Bay Buccaneers 14 9 16 342 99 243 18 343 218 125
12 Sun November 20 boxscore L 5-6 @ Chicago Bears 10 20 11 180 128 52 23 338 177 161 1
13 Thu November 24 boxscore W 6-6 Buffalo Bills 35 21 20 388 341 47 25 367 246 121 2
14 Sun December 4 boxscore W 7-6 Green Bay Packers 34 31 21 387 188 199 23 417 359 58 2
15 Sat December 10 boxscore W 8-6 @ New York Jets 18 7 19 326 189 137 1 14 261 141 120 1
16 Sat December 17 boxscore W 9-6 Minnesota Vikings 41 19 17 284 160 124 1 18 337 273 64 1
17 Sun December 25 boxscore L 9-7 @ Miami Dolphins 20 27 15 222 170 52 2 21 383 285 98 3
Playoffs
WildCard Sat December 31 boxscore L 9-8 @ Green Bay Packers 12 16 9 171 175 -4 18 336 255 81

Passing

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
19 Scott Mitchell 26 QB 9 9 4-5-0 119 246 48.4 1456 10 4.1 11 4.5 34 5.9 4.7 12.2 161.8 62.0 12 63 5.40 4.26 4.7 1 3
17 Dave Krieg 36 qb 14 7 5-2-0 131 212 61.8 1629 14 6.6 3 1.4 51 7.7 8.4 12.4 116.4 101.7 14 100 6.77 7.41 6.2 1 1
80 Brett Perriman 29 WR 16 14 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 27.3 16 9-7-0 250 459 54.5 3085 24 5.2 14 3.1 51 6.7 6.4 12.3 192.8 80.2 26 163 6.02 5.72 5.4 2 4
Opp Total 16 370 547 67.6 3745 21 3.8 12 2.2 6.8 6.63 10.1 234.1 90.6 28 199 6.2 6.0 4.9

Rushing & Receiving

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*+ 26 RB 16 16 331 1883 7 85 5.7 117.7 20.7 44 283 6.4 1 22 2.8 17.7 2166 8 0
31 Derrick Moore 27 16 0 27 52 4 12 1.9 3.3 1.7 1 10 10.0 0 10 0.1 0.6 62 4 2
17 Dave Krieg 36 qb 14 7 23 35 0 15 1.5 2.5 1.6 35 0 4
19 Scott Mitchell 26 QB 9 9 15 24 1 7 1.6 2.7 1.7 24 1 8
80 Brett Perriman 29 WR 16 14 9 86 0 25 9.6 5.4 0.6 56 761 13.6 4 39 3.5 47.6 847 4 1
26 Eric Lynch 24 rb 12 3 1 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.1 2 18 9.0 0 12 0.2 1.5 18 0 0
84 Herman Moore* 25 WR 16 16 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 72 1173 16.3 11 51 4.5 73.3 1173 11 1
83 Aubrey Matthews 32 wr 14 3 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 29 359 12.4 3 33 2.1 25.6 359 3 1
82 Rodney Holman 34 te 15 7 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 17 163 9.6 0 18 1.1 10.9 163 0 1
89 Ron Hall 30 TE 13 10 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 10 106 10.6 0 18 0.8 8.2 106 0 1
81 Anthony Carter 34 wr 4 1 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 8 97 12.1 3 18 2.0 24.3 97 3 0
49 Ty Hallock 23 TE 15 10 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 7 75 10.7 0 21 0.5 5.0 75 0 0
87 Johnnie Morton 23 14 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 3 39 13.0 1 18 0.2 2.8 39 1 1
76 Scott Conover 26 11 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 1 1 1.0 1 1 0.1 0.1 1 1 0
Team Total 27.3 16 406 2080 12 85 5.1 130.0 25.4 250 3085 12.3 24 51 15.6 192.8 5165 36 26
Opp Total 16 511 1859 15 3.6 116.2 31.9 370 3546 9.6 21 23.1 221.6 5405 36 34

Kick & Punt Returns

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*+ 33 KR/PR 16 0 21 233 0 24 11.1 45 1276 3 102 28.4 1509
31 Derrick Moore 27 16 0 10 113 0 19 11.3 175
26 Eric Lynch 24 rb 12 3 9 105 0 16 11.7 123
87 Johnnie Morton 23 14 0 4 143 1 93 35.8 182
32 Willie Clay 24 SS 16 16 3 20 0 12 6.7 20
39 Van Malone 24 16 0 3 38 0 20 12.7 38
40 Robert Massey 27 RCB 16 15 1 3 0 3 3.0 3
Team Total 27.3 16 25 256 0 24 10.2 71 1675 4 102 23.6 7096
Opp Total 16 36 431 2 12.0 65 1572 1 24.2

Kicking & Punting

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
4 Jason Hanson 24 K 16 0 7 6 7 7 8 5 5 27 18 66.7% 40 39 97.5%
9 Greg Montgomery 30 P 16 0 63 2782 64 1 44.2
Team Total 27.3 16 7 6 7 7 8 5 5 27 18 66.7% 40 39 97.5% 63 2782 64 1 44.2
Opp Total 16 28 21 75.0% 38 37 97.4% 66 2963 44.9

Defense & Fumbles

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* 29 LILB 16 16 3 0 3 25 1 124 71
59 Mike Johnson 32 RILB 16 16 1.5 1 48 1 48 0 4 0 1 0 0 92 42
36 Bennie Blades 28 FS 16 16 1.0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 71 19
51 Broderick Thomas 27 LOLB 16 16 7.0 2 0 2 11 0 64 24
32 Willie Clay 24 SS 16 16 3 54 1 28 0 3 0 0 0 0 59 17
40 Robert Massey 27 RCB 16 15 4 25 0 17 0 0 1 0 0 0 53 15
94 Kelvin Pritchett 25 RDE 16 15 5.5 0 0 1 0 0 41 33
91 Robert Porcher 25 LDE 15 15 3.0 2 0 1 0 0 47 22
47 Ryan McNeil 24 LCB 14 13 1 14 0 14 0 51 7
25 Greg Jeffries 23 db 16 1 1 0 0 0 0 36 8
90 Dan Owens 27 nt 16 8 3.0 26 15
97 Tracy Scroggins 25 ROLB 16 9 2.5 0 0 1 0 0 28 8
56 Pat Swilling 30 rolb 16 7 3.5 0 0 1 5 0 21 7
24 Milton Mack 31 db 16 3 1 0 0 0 0 19 6
21 Harry Colon 25 16 0 1 3 0 3 0 16 1
93 Marc Spindler 25 NT 9 8 11 4
99 Tracy Hayworth 27 lb 9 1 1.0 7 1
19 Scott Mitchell 26 QB 9 9 0 8 2 -5 0
17 Dave Krieg 36 qb 14 7 0 4 2 -1 0
23 Mel Gray*+ 33 KR/PR 16 0 0 3 2 13 0
96 Shane Bonham 24 dt 15 1 1 2
66 Shawn Bouwens 26 LG 16 16 0 1 3 0 0
82 Rodney Holman 34 te 15 7 0 1 2 -4 0
39 Van Malone 24 16 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1
31 Derrick Moore 27 16 0 0 2 0 0 0
87 Johnnie Morton 23 14 0 0 1 1 0 0
89 Ron Hall 30 TE 13 10 0 1 0 0 0
57 Victor Jones 28 16 0 0 1
55 Antonio London 23 16 0 0 1
83 Aubrey Matthews 32 wr 14 3 0 1 0 0 0
84 Herman Moore* 25 WR 16 16 0 1 0 0 0
80 Brett Perriman 29 WR 16 14 0 1 0 0 0
Team Total 27.3 16 28.0 12 144 2 48 0 15 26 24 44 1 767 305
Opp Total 16 26 34 23

Scoring Summary

No. Age Pos G GS RshTD RecTD PR TD KR TD FblTD IntTD OthTD AllTD 2PM XPM FGM Sfty Pts Pts/G
4 Jason Hanson 24 K 16 0 39 18 93
84 Herman Moore* 25 WR 16 16 11 11 66
20 Barry Sanders*+ 26 RB 16 16 7 1 8 48
80 Brett Perriman 29 WR 16 14 4 4 2 28
31 Derrick Moore 27 16 0 4 4 24
81 Anthony Carter 34 wr 4 1 3 3 18
23 Mel Gray*+ 33 KR/PR 16 0 3 3 18
83 Aubrey Matthews 32 wr 14 3 3 3 18
87 Johnnie Morton 23 14 0 1 1 2 12
32 Willie Clay 24 SS 16 16 1 1 6
76 Scott Conover 26 11 0 1 1 6
59 Mike Johnson 32 RILB 16 16 1 1 6
19 Scott Mitchell 26 QB 9 9 1 1 6
54 Chris Spielman* 29 LILB 16 16 1 1 6
Team Total 27.3 16 12 24 4 1 2 43 2 39 18 1 355
Opp Total 16 15 21 2 1 1 1 37 21 342