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1996 Detroit Lions

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5-11-0, Finished 5th in NFC Central Division  · 1996 NFL Season Summary
 SRS: Total -2.9, Offense: -0.4, Defense: -2.5, SoS: 1.2, avg is 0.0.

Scored 302 points (18.9/g), 21st of 30 in the NFL. Allowed 368 points (23.0/g), 22nd.
 Differential of -66 points (-4.1/g), 22nd.  Expected W-L: 6.2-9.8.

Coach: Wayne Fontes (5-11-0)
 Offensive Coordinator: Tom Moore
 Defensive Coordinator: Jim Eddy

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 302 5013 976 5.1 26 5 32 317 309 541 3203 20 21 5.5 180 389 1810 15 4.7 105
Team Defense 368 5351 1044 5.1 19 8 26 324 311 502 3344 28 11 6.3 172 510 2007 12 3.9 126
Lg Rank Offense 21 20 9 1 9 14 18 16 23 23 28 12 7 2
Lg Rank Defense 22 20 30 29 25 6 18 27 27 23 26 25 14 20

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 1 boxscore L 0-1 @ Minnesota Vikings 13 17 27 435 244 191 5 16 311 183 128
2 Sun September 8 boxscore W 1-1 Tampa Bay Buccaneers 21 6 12 234 114 120 1 13 274 200 74 4
3 Sun September 15 boxscore L 1-2 @ Philadelphia Eagles 17 24 17 233 173 60 1 25 446 271 175
4 Sun September 22 boxscore W 2-2 Chicago Bears 35 16 19 394 309 85 1 19 318 248 70 2
5 Sun September 29 boxscore W 3-2 @ Tampa Bay Buccaneers 27 0 20 350 221 129 13 226 156 70 4
6 Sun October 6 boxscore W 4-2 Atlanta Falcons 28 24 23 357 262 95 1 19 281 165 116 1
7 Sun October 13 boxscore L 4-3 @ Oakland Raiders 21 37 23 396 333 63 2 20 419 295 124
8 Bye Week
9 Sun October 27 boxscore L 4-4 New York Giants 7 35 14 252 185 67 6 18 335 235 100 2
10 Sun November 3 boxscore L 4-5 @ Green Bay Packers 18 28 18 293 127 166 23 355 254 101 1
11 Mon November 11 boxscore L 4-6 @ San Diego Chargers 21 27 19 222 140 82 1 27 406 279 127
12 Sun November 17 boxscore W 5-6 Seattle Seahawks 17 16 17 285 141 144 1 24 378 194 184 1
13 Sun November 24 boxscore L 5-7 @ Chicago Bears 14 31 27 322 208 114 3 22 358 219 139 2
14 Thu November 28 boxscore L 5-8 Kansas City Chiefs 24 28 21 318 237 81 3 26 338 95 243 1
15 Sun December 8 boxscore L 5-9 Minnesota Vikings 22 24 23 380 235 145 21 289 173 116
16 Sun December 15 boxscore L 5-10 Green Bay Packers 3 31 19 265 186 79 1 20 336 225 111 1
17 Mon December 23 boxscore L 5-11 @ San Francisco 49ers 14 24 18 277 88 189 18 281 152 129

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
19 Scott Mitchell 28 QB 14 14 4-10-0 253 437 57.9 2917 17 3.9 17 3.9 62 6.7 5.7 11.5 208.4 74.9 36 199 5.75 4.85 7.6
1 Don Majkowski 32 qb 5 2 1-1-0 55 102 53.9 554 3 2.9 3 2.9 27 5.4 4.7 10.1 110.8 67.2 10 61 4.40 3.73 8.9 1 1
3 Mark Royals 31 P 16 0 1 1 100.0 -8 0 0.0 0 0.0 -8 -8.0 -8.0 -8.0 -0.5 79.2 0 0 -8.00 -8.00 0.0
20 Barry Sanders* 28 RB 16 16 0 1 0.0 0 0 0.0 1 100.0 0 0.0 -45.0 0.0 0.0 0 0 0.00 -45.00 0.0
Team Total 26.5 16 5-11-0 309 541 57.1 3463 20 3.7 21 3.9 62 6.4 5.4 11.2 216.4 72.5 46 260 5.46 4.53 7.8 1 1
Opp Total 16 311 502 62.0 3577 28 5.6 11 2.2 7.1 7.25 11.5 223.6 92.9 32 233 6.3 6.4 6.0

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* 28 RB 16 16 307 1553 11 54 5.1 97.1 19.2 24 147 6.1 0 28 1.5 9.2 1700 11 4
19 Scott Mitchell 28 QB 14 14 37 83 4 9 2.2 5.9 2.6 83 4 9
34 Ron Rivers 25 15 0 19 86 0 26 4.5 5.7 1.3 2 28 14.0 0 19 0.1 1.9 114 0 0
1 Don Majkowski 32 qb 5 2 14 38 0 12 2.7 7.6 2.8 38 0 5
87 Johnnie Morton 25 WR 16 15 9 35 0 18 3.9 2.2 0.6 55 714 13.0 6 62 3.4 44.6 749 6 1
26 Eric Lynch 26 16 0 2 2 0 2 1.0 0.1 0.1 2 0 1
80 Brett Perriman 31 WR 16 16 1 13 0 13 13.0 0.8 0.1 94 1021 10.9 5 44 5.9 63.8 1034 5 0
84 Herman Moore*+ 27 WR 16 16 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 106 1296 12.2 9 50 6.6 81.0 1296 9 0
89 Pete Metzelaars 36 TE 15 11 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 17 146 8.6 0 20 1.1 9.7 146 0 0
86 David Sloan 24 te 4 4 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 7 51 7.3 0 18 1.8 12.8 51 0 0
83 Aubrey Matthews 34 16 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 3 41 13.7 0 21 0.2 2.6 41 0 0
82 Derek Price 24 te 13 1 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 1 14 14.0 0 14 0.1 1.1 14 0 0
Team Total 26.5 16 389 1810 15 54 4.7 113.1 24.3 309 3463 11.2 20 62 19.3 216.4 5273 35 21
Opp Total 16 510 2007 12 3.9 125.4 31.9 311 3344 10.8 28 19.4 209.0 5351 40 26

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
33 Glyn Milburn 25 KR/PR 16 0 34 284 0 33 8.4 64 1627 0 65 25.4 1911
26 Eric Lynch 26 16 0 1 15 0 15 15.0 17
83 Aubrey Matthews 34 16 0 1 10 0 10 10.0 51
89 Pete Metzelaars 36 TE 15 11 1 1 0 1 1.0 147
34 Ron Rivers 25 15 0 1 8 0 8 8.0 122
90 Keith Washington 24 12 0 1 14 0 14 14.0 14
Team Total 26.5 16 34 284 0 33 8.4 69 1675 0 65 24.3 7232
Opp Total 16 42 519 1 12.4 52 1298 0 25.0

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
3 Mark Royals 31 P 16 0 69 3020 60 1 43.8
4 Jason Hanson 26 K 16 0 4 4 5 4 4 3 3 1 17 12 70.6% 36 36 100.0% 1 24 24 0 24.0
Team Total 26.5 16 4 4 5 4 4 3 3 1 17 12 70.6% 36 36 100.0% 70 3044 60 1 43.5
Opp Total 16 25 20 80.0% 41 40 97.6% 71 2925 41.2

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
36 Bennie Blades 30 SS 15 15 2 112 1 98 0 78 28
47 Ryan McNeil 26 LCB 16 16 5 14 0 15 0 0 0 2 0 0 68 18
31 Corey Raymond 27 RCB 13 13 1 24 1 24 0 1 0 0 0 0 59 7
99 Pepper Johnson 32 MLB 15 12 1 0 0 0 0 54 16
39 Van Malone 26 FS 15 15 1 5 0 5 0 2 0 0 0 0 48 27
91 Robert Porcher 27 LDE 16 16 10.0 3 0 2 0 0 45 21
55 Antonio London 25 LLB 14 12 3.0 2 0 0 0 0 45 23
98 Henry Thomas 31 LDT 15 15 6.0 2 0 1 0 0 31 16
94 Luther Elliss 23 RDT 14 14 6.5 26 23
93 Kerwin Waldroup 22 RDE 16 10 2.5 29 16
25 Greg Jeffries 25 db 16 4 1 0 0 0 0 32 9
28 Ron Rice 24 db 13 2 26 13
57 Stephen Boyd 24 rlb 8 5 1 0 0 0 0 20 15
95 Mike Wells 25 dt 16 1 0 0 1 0 1 16 14
38 Ryan Stewart 23 db 14 2 1 14 0 14 0 16 9
96 Shane Bonham 26 dt 15 2 2.0 13 7
97 Tracy Scroggins 27 rde 6 6 2.0 0 0 1 0 0 13 3
50 Michael Brooks 32 lb 4 4 6 6
19 Scott Mitchell 28 QB 14 14 0 9 5 -3 0
90 Keith Washington 24 12 0 1 0 0 0 0 7 0
44 Brad Ford 22 14 0 5 1
52 Scott Kowalkowski 28 lb 16 1 0 0 1 0 0 3 1
1 Don Majkowski 32 qb 5 2 0 5 1 -6 0
20 Barry Sanders* 28 RB 16 16 0 4 2 0 0
24 Richard Woodley 24 11 0 2 2
51 Tom Beer 27 lb 16 1 1 1
92 Shane Dronett 25 7 0 1 1
53 Kevin Glover* 33 C 16 16 0 0 2 0 0
72 Ray Roberts 27 LT 16 16 0 0 2 0 0
77 Mike Compton 26 LG 15 15 0 1 0 0 0
64 Jeff Hartings 24 RG 11 10 0 0 1 0 0
26 Eric Lynch 26 16 0 0 1 0 0 0
87 Johnnie Morton 25 WR 16 15 0 1 0 0 0
3 Mark Royals 31 P 16 0 0 0 1 0 0
86 David Sloan 24 te 4 4 0 0 1 0 0
Team Total 26.5 16 32.0 11 169 2 98 0 13 21 23 -9 1 644 277
Opp Total 16 46 26 18 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
4 Jason Hanson 26 K 16 0 36 12 72
20 Barry Sanders* 28 RB 16 16 11 11 66
84 Herman Moore*+ 27 WR 16 16 9 9 1 56
87 Johnnie Morton 25 WR 16 15 6 6 36
80 Brett Perriman 31 WR 16 16 5 5 30
19 Scott Mitchell 28 QB 14 14 4 4 24
36 Bennie Blades 30 SS 15 15 1 1 6
31 Corey Raymond 27 RCB 13 13 1 1 6
95 Mike Wells 25 dt 16 1 1 1 6
Team Total 26.5 16 15 20 1 2 38 1 36 12 302
Opp Total 16 12 28 1 2 1 40 20 1 368