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1995 Detroit Lions

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10-6-0, NFC Central Division  · 1995 NFL Season Summary
 SRS: Total 6.9, Offense: 5.9, Defense: 1.0, SoS: 0.6, avg is 0.0.

Scored 436 points (27.2/g), 2nd of 30 in the NFL. Allowed 336 points (21.0/g), 14th.
 Differential of 100 points (6.2/g), 4th.  Expected W-L: 10.4-5.6.

Coach: Wayne Fontes (10-6-0)
 Offensive Coordinator: Tom Moore
 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 Air Coryell
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 436 6113 1024 6.0 25 13 28 349 362 605 4360 33 12 6.8 230 387 1753 16 4.5 91
Team Defense 336 5599 1031 5.4 35 13 39 350 354 580 3804 17 22 6.1 201 409 1795 15 4.4 110
Lg Rank Offense 2 1 6 13 3 5 2 2 5 4 25 14 8 3
Lg Rank Defense 14 23 7 15 29 21 23 7 3 20 9 18 20 28

Team Games & Schedule

Week Day Date OT Rec Opp Tm Opp 1stD TotYd PassY RushY TO 1stD TotYd PassY RushY TO
1 Sun September 3 boxscore L 0-1 @ Pittsburgh Steelers 20 23 16 302 180 122 1 26 354 204 150 4
2 Sun September 10 boxscore L 0-2 @ Minnesota Vikings 10 20 19 326 272 54 1 19 380 225 155 1
3 Sun September 17 boxscore L 0-3 Arizona Cardinals 17 20 19 358 198 160 3 18 230 109 121
4 Mon September 25 boxscore W 1-3 San Francisco 49ers 27 24 23 316 286 30 23 416 338 78 1
5 Bye Week
6 Sun October 8 boxscore W 2-3 Cleveland Browns 38 20 22 429 268 161 1 15 255 196 59 1
7 Sun October 15 boxscore L 2-4 @ Green Bay Packers 21 30 18 334 205 129 1 26 436 327 109
8 Sun October 22 boxscore L OT 2-5 @ Washington Redskins 30 36 27 421 322 99 4 26 405 239 166
9 Sun October 29 boxscore W 3-5 Green Bay Packers 24 16 18 407 238 169 28 443 298 145 4
10 Sun November 5 boxscore L 3-6 @ Atlanta Falcons 22 34 19 375 314 61 2 30 434 349 85 1
11 Sun November 12 boxscore W 4-6 Tampa Bay Buccaneers 27 24 23 356 254 102 1 26 411 221 190 4
12 Sun November 19 boxscore W 5-6 @ Chicago Bears 24 17 24 422 279 143 3 20 311 231 80 1
13 Thu November 23 boxscore W 6-6 Minnesota Vikings 44 38 27 534 395 139 3 22 385 351 34 3
14 Mon December 4 boxscore W 7-6 Chicago Bears 27 7 27 419 310 109 13 185 108 77
15 Sun December 10 boxscore W 8-6 @ Houston Oilers 24 17 15 322 263 59 4 26 405 312 93 6
16 Sun December 17 boxscore W 9-6 Jacksonville Jaguars 44 0 28 386 230 156 15 235 126 109 5
17 Sat December 23 boxscore W 10-6 @ Tampa Bay Buccaneers 37 10 24 406 346 60 1 17 314 170 144 4
Playoffs
WildCard Sat December 30 boxscore L 10-7 @ Philadelphia Eagles 37 58 26 422 350 72 7 22 452 263 189 1

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 27 QB 16 16 10-6-0 346 583 59.3 4338 32 5.5 12 2.1 91 7.4 7.6 12.5 271.1 92.3 31 145 6.83 6.99 5.0 1 2
1 Don Majkowski 31 5 0 15 20 75.0 161 1 5.0 0 0.0 22 8.1 9.1 10.7 32.2 114.8 1 5 7.43 8.38 4.8 0 1
20 Barry Sanders*+ 27 RB 16 16 1 2 50.0 11 0 0.0 0 0.0 11 5.5 5.5 11.0 0.7 66.7 0 0 5.50 5.50 0.0
Team Total 27.1 16 10-6-0 362 605 59.8 4510 33 5.5 12 2.0 91 7.5 7.7 12.5 281.9 92.9 32 150 6.84 7.03 5.0 1 3
Opp Total 16 354 580 61.0 4121 17 2.9 22 3.8 7.1 5.98 11.6 257.6 76.5 42 317 6.1 5.1 6.8

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*+ 27 RB 16 16 314 1500 11 75 4.8 93.8 19.6 48 398 8.3 1 40 3.0 24.9 1898 12 3
19 Scott Mitchell 27 QB 16 16 36 104 4 18 2.9 6.5 2.3 104 4 8
34 Ron Rivers 24 KR 16 0 18 73 1 19 4.1 4.6 1.1 1 5 5.0 0 5 0.1 0.3 78 1 2
1 Don Majkowski 31 5 0 9 1 0 4 0.1 0.2 1.8 1 0 0
80 Brett Perriman 30 WR 16 16 5 48 0 16 9.6 3.0 0.3 108 1488 13.8 9 91 6.8 93.0 1536 9 1
87 Johnnie Morton 24 PR/WR 16 13 3 33 0 18 11.0 2.1 0.2 44 590 13.4 8 32 2.8 36.9 623 8 1
30 Cory Schlesinger 23 fb 16 2 1 1 0 1 1.0 0.1 0.1 1 2 2.0 0 2 0.1 0.1 3 0 0
3 Mark Royals 30 P 16 0 1 -7 0 -7 -7.0 -0.4 0.1 -7 0 0
84 Herman Moore*+ 26 WR 16 16 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 123 1686 13.7 14 69 7.7 105.4 1686 14 2
86 David Sloan 23 TE 16 8 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 17 184 10.8 1 24 1.1 11.5 184 1 0
89 Ron Hall 31 te 6 6 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 11 81 7.4 0 15 1.8 13.5 81 0 0
82 Rodney Holman 35 te 16 3 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 5 35 7.0 0 9 0.3 2.2 35 0 0
83 Aubrey Matthews 33 11 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 4 41 10.3 0 12 0.4 3.7 41 0 0
Team Total 27.1 16 387 1753 16 75 4.5 109.6 24.2 362 4510 12.5 33 91 22.6 281.9 6263 49 21
Opp Total 16 409 1795 15 4.4 112.2 25.6 354 3804 10.7 17 22.1 237.8 5599 32 24

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
87 Johnnie Morton 24 PR/WR 16 13 7 48 0 16 6.9 18 390 0 32 21.7 1061
23 Vernon Turner 28 6 0 6 39 0 16 6.5 17 323 0 43 19.0 362
34 Ron Rivers 24 KR 16 0 19 420 0 51 22.1 498
80 Brett Perriman 30 WR 16 16 5 50 0 13 10.0 5 65 0 23 13.0 1651
32 Willie Clay 25 SS 16 16 5 49 0 28 9.8 49
21 Allen Williams 23 5 0 4 100 0 32 25.0 100
81 Anthony Carter 35 3 0 1 3 0 3 3.0 2 46 0 23 23.0 49
90 Dan Owens 28 16 0 1 9 0 9 9.0 9
86 David Sloan 23 TE 16 8 1 14 0 14 14.0 198
Team Total 27.1 16 24 189 0 28 7.9 67 1367 0 51 20.4 7819
Opp Total 16 29 442 1 15.2 80 1828 0 22.9

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 25 K 16 0 2 2 4 4 17 16 10 5 1 1 34 28 82.4% 48 48 100.0% 1 34 34 0 34.0
3 Mark Royals 30 P 16 0 57 2393 60 2 42.0
Team Total 27.1 16 2 2 4 4 17 16 10 5 1 1 34 28 82.4% 48 48 100.0% 58 2427 60 2 41.8
Opp Total 16 42 28 66.7% 32 32 100.0% 61 2605 42.7

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 30 MLB 16 16 1.0 1 4 0 4 0 2 0 3 8 0 90 47
59 Mike Johnson 33 RLB 16 16 2.0 2 23 0 14 0 2 0 4 6 0 80 36
36 Bennie Blades 29 FS 16 16 1.0 1 0 0 0 0 69 29 1
47 Ryan McNeil 25 LCB 16 16 2 26 0 21 0 0 0 2 0 0 69 17
31 Corey Raymond 26 RCB 16 15 2.0 6 44 0 18 0 1 0 1 9 0 59 9
98 Henry Thomas 30 LDT 16 16 10.5 2 0 2 0 0 45 23
32 Willie Clay 25 SS 16 16 8 173 0 39 0 50 16
97 Tracy Scroggins 26 RDE 16 16 9.5 2 0 1 81 1 35 10
40 Robert Massey 28 db 16 3 40 10
91 Robert Porcher 26 RDT 16 16 5.0 1 0 0 0 0 29 22
99 Tracy Hayworth 28 LLB 16 14 1.0 1 0 1 0 0 23 8
29 Sean Vanhorse 27 14 0 1 0 0 0 0 16 1
55 Antonio London 24 15 0 7.0 4 0 0 0 0 12 2
94 Luther Elliss 22 LDE 16 16 9 10
25 Greg Jeffries 24 14 0 0.5 13 1
96 Shane Bonham 25 16 0 1.0 7 6
39 Van Malone 25 16 0 1 0 0 0 0 3 3
95 Mike Wells 24 15 0 0.5 3 3
19 Scott Mitchell 27 QB 16 16 0 8 1 0 0
90 Dan Owens 28 16 0 3 1
20 Barry Sanders*+ 27 RB 16 16 0 3 1 0 0
57 Stephen Boyd 23 16 0 1.0 1 0
53 Kevin Glover* 32 C 16 16 0 2 1 -14 0
52 Scott Kowalkowski 27 16 0 1 1
34 Ron Rivers 24 KR 16 0 0 2 1 0 0
84 Herman Moore*+ 26 WR 16 16 0 2 0 0 0
80 Brett Perriman 30 WR 16 16 0 1 1 0 0
87 Johnnie Morton 24 PR/WR 16 13 0 1 0 0 0
30 Cory Schlesinger 23 fb 16 2 0 0 1 11 0
23 Vernon Turner 28 6 0 0 1 0 0 0
21 Allen Williams 23 5 0 0 1 0 0 0
Team Total 27.1 16 42.0 22 270 0 39 0 15 21 20 101 1 657 255 1
Opp Total 16 32 24 11

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 25 K 16 0 48 28 132
84 Herman Moore*+ 26 WR 16 16 14 14 84
20 Barry Sanders*+ 27 RB 16 16 11 1 12 72
80 Brett Perriman 30 WR 16 16 9 9 1 56
87 Johnnie Morton 24 PR/WR 16 13 8 8 48
19 Scott Mitchell 27 QB 16 16 4 4 24
34 Ron Rivers 24 KR 16 0 1 1 6
97 Tracy Scroggins 26 RDE 16 16 1 1 6
86 David Sloan 23 TE 16 8 1 1 6
36 Bennie Blades 29 FS 16 16 1 2
Team Total 27.1 16 16 33 1 50 1 48 28 1 436
Opp Total 16 15 17 1 1 2 2 32 28 336