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2007 Detroit Lions

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7-9-0, Finished 3rd in NFC North Division  · 2007 NFL Season Summary
 SRS: Total -3.6, Offense: 1.4, Defense: -5.0, SoS: 2.6, avg is 0.0.

Scored 346 points (21.6/g), 16th of 32 in the NFL. Allowed 444 points (27.8/g), 32nd.
 Differential of -98 points (-6.1/g), 24th.  Expected W-L: 5.7-10.3.

Coach: Rod Marinelli (7-9-0)
 Offensive Coordinator: Mike Martz
 Defensive Coordinator: Joe Barry
 Other Notable Asst.: Jim Colletto (Offensive Line) and Adam Gase (Quarterbacks)

Stadium: Ford Field
 Training Camp: Detroit Lions Training Facility (Allen Park, Michigan)

Team Info

Principal Owner/Chairman William Clay Ford Sr.
President/General Manager Matt Millen
Offensive Scheme Air Coryell
Defensive Alignment 4-3

Team Stats and Rankings

Tot Yds & TO Passing Rushing Average Drive
Pts Yds Ply Y/P TO FL 1stPy 1stD Cmp Att Yds TD Int NY/A 1stD Att Yds TD Y/A 1stD #Dr Sc% TO% Start Time Plays Yds Pts
Team Offense 346 5166 965 5.4 36 14 27 303 368 587 3878 19 22 6.0 203 324 1288 13 4.0 73 189 32.3 18.5 Own 30.0 2:21 5.29 27.3 1.65
Team Defense 444 6042 1087 5.6 35 18 26 363 422 602 4131 32 17 6.5 221 448 1911 19 4.3 116 193 35.2 18.1 Own 32.2 2:42 5.8 31.0 2.11
Lg Rank Offense 16 19 27 23 16 4 9 17 30 17 32 31 13 19 15 3 11 30 27 20 19
Lg Rank Defense 32 32 3 2 32 30 31 31 14 25 18 23 31 23 12 5 8 23 24 28 31

Team Games & Schedule

Score Offense Defense Expected Points
Week Day Date OT Rec Opp Tm Opp 1stD TotYd PassY RushY TO 1stD TotYd PassY RushY TO Offense Defense Sp. Tms
1 Sun September 9 boxscore W 1-0 @ Oakland Raiders 36 21 21 392 284 108 2 24 375 283 92 3 4.01 0.95 12.18
2 Sun September 16 boxscore W OT 2-0 Minnesota Vikings 20 17 29 415 359 56 5 17 313 190 123 5 -0.15 10.80 -7.85
3 Sun September 23 boxscore L 2-1 @ Philadelphia Eagles 21 56 20 432 393 39 3 29 536 363 173 2 -2.42 -29.38 -0.27
4 Sun September 30 boxscore W 3-1 Chicago Bears 37 27 19 310 215 95 2 22 303 234 69 3 1.00 14.85 -7.84
5 Sun October 7 boxscore L 3-2 @ Washington Redskins 3 34 11 144 76 68 2 23 366 248 118 1 -22.81 -11.20 3.10
6 Bye Week
7 Sun October 21 boxscore W 4-2 Tampa Bay Buccaneers 23 16 17 278 131 147 27 422 298 124 2 8.73 -8.23 7.33
8 Sun October 28 boxscore W 5-2 @ Chicago Bears 16 7 22 365 246 119 1 16 255 192 63 4 4.59 11.83 -8.80
9 Sun November 4 boxscore W 6-2 Denver Broncos 44 7 20 376 246 130 1 16 303 256 47 4 12.24 26.10 -1.55
10 Sun November 11 boxscore L 6-3 @ Arizona Cardinals 21 31 16 247 265 -18 5 21 319 246 73 4 -16.38 9.63 -4.32
11 Sun November 18 boxscore L 6-4 New York Giants 10 16 17 376 351 25 4 19 341 269 72 2 -6.17 6.59 -7.06
12 Thu November 22 boxscore L 6-5 Green Bay Packers 26 37 25 331 197 134 1 25 481 381 100 1 -1.16 -20.60 7.73
13 Sun December 2 boxscore L 6-6 @ Minnesota Vikings 10 42 14 253 230 23 1 29 443 227 216 1 -3.87 -27.45 3.23
14 Sun December 9 boxscore L 6-7 Dallas Cowboys 27 28 25 390 238 152 25 368 281 87 1 13.86 -15.89 -2.66
15 Sun December 16 boxscore L 6-8 @ San Diego Chargers 14 51 19 328 302 26 6 26 416 142 274 -17.78 -17.59 -0.64
16 Sun December 23 boxscore W 7-8 Kansas City Chiefs 25 20 12 236 99 137 1 25 407 344 63 1 -3.33 -0.14 6.75
17 Sun December 30 boxscore L 7-9 @ Green Bay Packers 13 34 16 293 246 47 2 19 394 177 217 1 -12.96 -11.13 3.35

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
8 Jon Kitna 35 QB 16 16 7-9-0 355 561 63.3 4068 18 3.2 20 3.6 91 7.3 6.3 11.5 254.3 80.9 48.88 51 320 6.12 5.24 8.3 2 3
14 J.T. O'Sullivan 28 4 0 13 26 50.0 148 1 3.8 2 7.7 42 5.7 3.0 11.4 37.0 48.2 18.39 3 18 4.48 2.07 10.3
Team Total 27.0 16 7-9-0 368 587 62.7 4216 19 3.2 22 3.7 91 7.2 6.1 11.5 263.5 79.4 54 338 6.05 5.10 8.4 2 3
Opp Total 16 422 602 70.1 4387 32 5.3 17 2.8 7.3 7.08 10.4 274.2 96.8 37 256 6.5 6.3 5.8

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
34 Kevin Jones 25 RB 13 10 153 581 8 34 3.8 44.7 11.8 32 197 6.2 0 16 2.5 15.2 778 8 2
45 T.J. Duckett 26 rb 12 1 65 335 3 53 5.2 27.9 5.4 4 54 13.5 0 22 0.3 4.5 389 3 1
28 Tatum Bell 26 rb 5 5 44 182 1 24 4.1 36.4 8.8 14 63 4.5 0 15 2.8 12.6 245 1 1
8 Jon Kitna 35 QB 16 16 25 63 0 11 2.5 3.9 1.6 1 9 9.0 0 9 0.1 0.6 72 0 17
36 Aveion Cason 28 KR 12 0 11 38 0 12 3.5 3.2 0.9 14 129 9.2 0 20 1.2 10.8 167 0 2
29 Brian Calhoun 23 4 0 7 35 0 17 5.0 8.8 1.8 5 35 7.0 0 11 1.3 8.8 70 0 0
40 Jon Bradley 26 fb 15 6 5 9 0 3 1.8 0.6 0.3 2 10 5.0 0 8 0.1 0.7 19 0 1
84 Shaun McDonald 26 wr 16 7 4 2 0 9 0.5 0.1 0.3 79 943 11.9 6 49 4.9 58.9 945 6 3
81 Calvin Johnson 22 WR 15 10 4 52 1 32 13.0 3.5 0.3 48 756 15.8 4 49 3.2 50.4 808 5 1
14 J.T. O'Sullivan 28 4 0 4 -10 0 2 -2.5 -2.5 1.0 -10 0 3
11 Roy Williams 26 WR 12 12 2 1 0 9 0.5 0.1 0.2 64 838 13.1 5 91 5.3 69.8 839 5 2
87 Mike Furrey 30 WR 16 10 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 61 664 10.9 1 49 3.8 41.5 664 1 0
49 Sean McHugh 25 TE 15 12 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 17 252 14.8 0 46 1.1 16.8 252 0 0
17 Troy Walters 31 PR 13 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 9 101 11.2 1 21 0.7 7.8 101 1 1
82 Casey Fitzsimmons 27 fb 16 5 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 8 85 10.6 1 22 0.5 5.3 85 1 0
10 Brandon Middleton 26 5 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 8 70 8.8 1 17 1.6 14.0 70 1 0
89 Dan Campbell 31 te 2 1 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 1 1 1.0 0 1 0.5 0.5 1 0 0
83 John Owens 27 7 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 1 9 9.0 0 9 0.1 1.3 9 0 0
Team Total 27.0 16 324 1288 13 53 4.0 80.5 20.3 368 4216 11.5 19 91 23.0 263.5 5504 32 35
Opp Total 16 448 1911 19 4.3 119.4 28.0 422 4131 9.8 32 26.4 258.2 6042 51 40

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
36 Aveion Cason 28 KR 12 0 42 1041 0 74 24.8 1208
17 Troy Walters 31 PR 13 0 15 118 0 18 7.9 8 172 0 39 21.5 391
29 Brian Calhoun 23 4 0 10 221 0 33 22.1 291
87 Mike Furrey 30 WR 16 10 3 30 0 13 10.0 2 25 0 15 12.5 719
10 Brandon Middleton 26 5 0 4 83 0 30 20.8 153
82 Casey Fitzsimmons 27 fb 16 5 3 62 1 41 20.7 147
67 Blaine Saipaia 29 t 14 1 2 23 0 12 11.5 23
55 Buster Davis 24 1 0 1 1 0 1 1.0 1
Team Total 27.0 16 18 148 0 18 8.2 72 1628 1 74 22.6 7280
Opp Total 16 36 434 0 12.1 65 1750 2 26.9

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
4 Jason Hanson 37 K 16 0 1 1 5 4 12 10 13 11 4 3 35 29 82.9% 36 35 97.2%
2 Nick Harris 29 P 16 0 68 3010 58 0 44.3
Team Total 27.0 16 1 1 5 4 12 10 13 11 4 3 35 29 82.9% 36 35 97.2% 68 3010 58 0 44.3
Opp Total 16 27 17 63.0% 53 53 100.0% 61 2739 44.9

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
50 Ernie Sims 23 RLB 16 16 1.0 1 5 0 5 2 3 0 0 0 0 96 38
53 Paris Lenon 30 MLB 16 16 2.0 1 61 1 61 3 2 0 0 0 0 88 30
26 Kenoy Kennedy 30 SS 16 15 2 45 0 38 5 2 0 1 0 0 59 29
42 Gerald Alexander 23 FS 16 16 2.0 2 70 0 36 6 0 0 2 0 0 59 22
21 Travis Fisher 28 RCB 16 13 2 25 0 13 5 60 18
25 Fernando Bryant 30 LCB 16 16 2 0 0 0 13 1 0 0 0 0 59 10
97 Boss Bailey 28 LLB 15 12 3.5 0 0 0 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 37 14
23 Keith Smith 27 db 15 1 3 64 1 64 7 38 12
99 Dewayne White 28 lde/RDE 14 14 6.5 1 28 0 28 3 3 0 2 3 0 33 10
92 Shaun Rogers 28 LDT 16 16 7.0 1 66 1 66 3 0 1 4 10 0 26 13
78 Cory Redding 27 RDT 16 16 1.0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 2 27 0 27 10
31 Stanley Wilson 25 rcb 10 5 0 0 0 0 3 1 0 0 0 0 29 9
95 Jared DeVries 31 LDE 14 10 6.5 3 0 3 0 0 27 3
59 Alex Lewis 26 lb 14 1 1 0 1 0 0 24 5
93 Corey Smith 28 de 16 2 2.5 3 0 0 0 0 21 6
79 Langston Moore 26 16 0 2.0 0 0 0 0 1 21 1
54 Teddy Lehman 26 16 0 1 0 0 0 0 17 10
44 Idrees Bashir 29 db 9 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 2 0 0 15 5
98 Kalimba Edwards 28 rde 8 6 3.0 2 0 1 0 0 13 5
33 Dovonte Edwards 25 5 0 0 0 0 0 2 14 6
75 Shaun Cody 24 15 0 1 -2 0 -2 1 13 4
8 Jon Kitna 35 QB 16 16 0 17 7 -1 0
91 Ikaika Alama-Francis 23 6 0 7 5
35 LaMarcus Hicks 24 5 0 5 2
52 Anthony Cannon 23 11 0 5 1
41 Tony Beckham 29 6 0 0 0 0 0 1 3 2
38 Ramzee Robinson 23 6 0 3 2
55 Donte Curry 29 2 0 3 0
39 Eric Frampton 23 5 0 3 0
48 Don Muhlbach 26 16 0 2 0
14 J.T. O'Sullivan 28 4 0 0 3 1 -4 0
34 Kevin Jones 25 RB 13 10 0 2 1 0 0
84 Shaun McDonald 26 wr 16 7 0 3 0 0 0
36 Aveion Cason 28 KR 12 0 0 2 0 0 0
45 T.J. Duckett 26 rb 12 1 0 1 1 0 0
17 Troy Walters 31 PR 13 0 0 1 1 0 0
11 Roy Williams 26 WR 12 12 0 2 0 0 0
76 Jeff Backus 30 LT 16 16 0 0 1 0 0
28 Tatum Bell 26 rb 5 5 0 1 0 0 0
24 Greg Blue 25 4 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0
40 Jon Bradley 26 fb 15 6 0 1 0 0 0
72 George Foster 27 RT 15 9 0 0 1 0 0
81 Calvin Johnson 22 WR 15 10 0 1 0 0 0
64 Edwin Mulitalo 33 LG 15 15 0 0 1 0 0
Team Total 27.0 16 37.0 17 362 3 66 60 23 35 33 35 0 807 272 1
Opp Total 16 54 40 22 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 37 K 16 0 35 29 122
34 Kevin Jones 25 RB 13 10 8 8 48
84 Shaun McDonald 26 wr 16 7 6 6 36
81 Calvin Johnson 22 WR 15 10 1 4 5 30
11 Roy Williams 26 WR 12 12 5 5 30
45 T.J. Duckett 26 rb 12 1 3 3 18
82 Casey Fitzsimmons 27 fb 16 5 1 1 2 1 14
28 Tatum Bell 26 rb 5 5 1 1 6
87 Mike Furrey 30 WR 16 10 1 1 6
53 Paris Lenon 30 MLB 16 16 1 1 6
10 Brandon Middleton 26 5 0 1 1 6
92 Shaun Rogers 28 LDT 16 16 1 1 6
23 Keith Smith 27 db 15 1 1 1 6
17 Troy Walters 31 PR 13 0 1 1 6
Team Total 27.0 16 13 19 1 3 1 37 35 29 1 340
Opp Total 16 19 32 2 1 2 1 53 17 1 444