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2009 Detroit Lions

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2-14-0, Finished 4th in NFC North Division  · 2009 NFL Season Summary
 SRS: Total -14.4, Offense: -5.2, Defense: -9.2, SoS: 0.1, avg is 0.0.

Scored 262 points (16.4/g), 27th of 32 in the NFL. Allowed 494 points (30.9/g), 32nd.
 Differential of -232 points (-14.5/g), 31st.  Expected W-L: 2.9-13.1.

Coach: Jim Schwartz (2-14-0)
 Offensive Coordinator: Scott Linehan
 Defensive Coordinator: Gunther Cunningham
 Other Notable Asst.: Tim Walton (Secondary)

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

Team Info

Principal Owner/Chairman William Clay Ford Sr.
Senior VP/General Manager Martin Mayhew
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 262 4784 1037 4.6 41 9 31 281 316 585 3168 16 32 5.0 168 409 1616 9 4.0 82 194 23.7 20.1 Own 27.7 2:23 5.49 24.6 1.23
Team Defense 494 6274 1029 6.1 23 14 24 332 371 545 4249 35 9 7.4 213 458 2025 18 4.4 95 192 43.8 20.3 Own 35.8 2:35 5.5 32.6 2.42
Lg Rank Offense 27 26 32 7 22 6 21 24 32 28 24 24 22 28 28 1 3 26 20 26 28
Lg Rank Defense 32 32 24 4 30 21 32 32 30 32 22 25 26 21 1 28 1 14 17 30 32

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 13 boxscore L 0-1 @ New Orleans Saints 27 45 14 231 198 33 3 28 515 358 157 3 -16.77 -19.75 15.23
2 Sun September 20 boxscore L 0-2 Minnesota Vikings 13 27 17 265 136 129 3 18 265 153 112 1 -12.29 -1.67 -4.67
3 Sun September 27 boxscore W 1-2 Washington Redskins 19 14 23 381 227 154 22 390 325 65 1 10.93 -1.42 -2.78
4 Sun October 4 boxscore L 1-3 @ Chicago Bears 24 48 25 398 308 90 2 14 276 125 151 -0.73 -8.72 -12.31
5 Sun October 11 boxscore L 1-4 Pittsburgh Steelers 20 28 21 335 225 110 1 18 344 262 82 1 0.08 -8.34 -0.93
6 Sun October 18 boxscore L 1-5 @ Green Bay Packers 0 26 10 149 71 78 3 23 435 328 107 2 -22.57 -7.71 4.72
7 Bye Week
8 Sun November 1 boxscore L 1-6 St. Louis Rams 10 17 17 289 162 127 1 21 362 212 150 1 -7.05 -6.65 2.27
9 Sun November 8 boxscore L 1-7 @ Seattle Seahawks 20 32 17 300 186 114 5 25 397 342 55 2 -12.79 0.00 4.39
10 Sun November 15 boxscore L 1-8 @ Minnesota Vikings 10 27 19 297 204 93 1 19 492 340 152 2 -14.82 -4.73 1.03
11 Sun November 22 boxscore W 2-8 Cleveland Browns 38 37 26 473 416 57 2 22 439 308 131 20.27 -18.59 1.58
12 Thu November 26 boxscore L 2-9 Green Bay Packers 12 34 16 272 199 73 5 20 422 342 80 2 -24.68 -22.28 15.04
13 Sun December 6 boxscore L 2-10 @ Cincinnati Bengals 13 23 14 245 165 80 2 22 321 202 119 3 -15.44 7.49 -3.27
14 Sun December 13 boxscore L 2-11 @ Baltimore Ravens 3 48 13 229 126 103 2 24 548 240 308 1 -16.93 -29.49 -2.35
15 Sun December 20 boxscore L 2-12 Arizona Cardinals 24 31 15 282 121 161 3 21 340 218 122 3 -12.36 6.67 -1.34
16 Sun December 27 boxscore L 2-13 @ San Francisco 49ers 6 20 16 289 175 114 6 13 310 226 84 1 -25.85 8.04 2.81
17 Sun January 3 boxscore L 2-14 Chicago Bears 23 37 18 349 249 100 2 22 418 268 150 0.43 -15.12 3.05

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
9 Matthew Stafford 21 QB 10 10 2-8-0 201 377 53.3 2267 13 3.4 20 5.3 75 6.0 4.3 11.3 226.7 61.0 30 24 169 5.23 3.64 6.0 1 1
11 Daunte Culpepper 32 qb 8 5 0-5-0 89 157 56.7 945 3 1.9 6 3.8 38 6.0 4.7 10.6 118.1 64.8 33.48 14 107 4.90 3.67 8.2
5 Drew Stanton 25 qb 3 1 0-1-0 26 51 51.0 259 0 0.0 6 11.8 30 5.1 -0.2 10.0 86.3 26.1 8.47 5 27 4.14 -0.68 8.9
Team Total 27.1 16 2-14-0 316 585 54.0 3471 16 2.7 32 5.5 75 5.9 4.0 11.0 216.9 58.1 43 303 5.04 3.26 6.8 1 1
Opp Total 16 371 545 68.1 4399 35 6.4 9 1.7 8.1 8.61 11.9 274.9 107.0 26 150 7.4 8.0 4.6

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 Smith 23 RB 13 13 217 747 4 31 3.4 57.5 16.7 41 415 10.1 1 63 3.2 31.9 1162 5 3
28 Maurice Morris 30 rb 14 3 93 384 2 64 4.1 27.4 6.6 26 210 8.1 0 19 1.9 15.0 594 2 1
21 Aaron Brown 24 KR 15 2 27 131 0 19 4.9 8.7 1.8 9 84 9.3 1 26 0.6 5.6 215 1 0
9 Matthew Stafford 21 QB 10 10 20 108 2 21 5.4 10.8 2.0 108 2 4
11 Daunte Culpepper 32 qb 8 5 18 91 0 32 5.1 11.4 2.3 91 0 4
45 Jerome Felton 23 rb 13 8 15 46 0 10 3.1 3.5 1.2 13 133 10.2 0 27 1.0 10.2 179 0 0
5 Drew Stanton 25 qb 3 1 9 33 1 11 3.7 11.0 3.0 33 1 1
81 Calvin Johnson 24 WR 14 14 7 73 0 19 10.4 5.2 0.5 67 984 14.7 5 75 4.8 70.3 1057 5 3
12 Derrick Williams 23 11 0 1 4 0 4 4.0 0.4 0.1 6 52 8.7 0 19 0.5 4.7 56 0 2
16 Yamon Figurs 26 3 0 1 -2 0 -2 -2.0 -0.7 0.3 1 7 7.0 0 7 0.3 2.3 5 0 0
24 Kalvin Pearson 31 12 0 1 1 0 1 1.0 0.1 0.1 1 0 1
80 Bryant Johnson 28 WR 16 16 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 35 417 11.9 3 36 2.2 26.1 417 3 0
86 Dennis Northcutt 32 PR 16 2 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 35 357 10.2 1 47 2.2 22.3 357 1 2
84 Brandon Pettigrew 24 TE 11 11 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 30 346 11.5 2 30 2.7 31.5 346 2 1
89 Will Heller 28 TE 16 9 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 29 296 10.2 3 24 1.8 18.5 296 3 0
82 Casey Fitzsimmons 29 te 12 1 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 18 128 7.1 0 12 1.5 10.7 128 0 1
85 Jake Nordin 25 te 4 1 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 2 26 13.0 0 14 0.5 6.5 26 0 0
44 Terrelle Smith 31 8 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 2 7 3.5 0 4 0.3 0.9 7 0 0
86 Dan Gronkowski 24 2 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 1 4 4.0 0 4 0.5 2.0 4 0 0
16 John Standeford 27 2 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 1 5 5.0 0 5 0.5 2.5 5 0 0
Team Total 27.1 16 409 1616 9 64 4.0 101.0 25.6 316 3471 11.0 16 75 19.8 216.9 5087 25 25
Opp Total 16 458 2025 18 4.4 126.6 28.6 371 4249 11.5 35 23.2 265.6 6274 53 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
21 Aaron Brown 24 KR 15 2 42 951 0 87 22.6 1166
12 Derrick Williams 23 11 0 42 931 0 34 22.2 987
86 Dennis Northcutt 32 PR 16 2 22 189 0 43 8.6 3 66 0 34 22.0 612
38 Brian Witherspoon 24 1 0 2 10 0 9 5.0 4 72 0 31 18.0 82
31 Phillip Buchanon 29 RCB 13 11 4 34 0 18 8.5 34
49 Zack Follett 22 12 0 2 12 0 10 6.0 12
45 Jerome Felton 23 rb 13 8 1 0 0 0 0.0 179
82 Casey Fitzsimmons 29 te 12 1 1 10 0 10 10.0 138
17 Adam Jennings 27 1 0 1 8 0 8 8.0 8
Team Total 27.1 16 28 233 0 43 8.3 96 2050 0 87 21.4 7370
Opp Total 16 41 354 0 8.6 58 1353 1 23.3

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
2 Nick Harris 31 P 16 0 74 3175 56 0 42.9
4 Jason Hanson 39 K 16 0 5 5 9 8 11 8 4 1 28 21 75.0% 25 25 100.0%
Team Total 27.1 16 5 5 9 8 11 8 4 1 28 21 75.0% 25 25 100.0% 74 3175 56 0 42.9
Opp Total 16 34 31 91.2% 55 55 100.0% 66 2878 43.6

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
55 Larry Foote 29 MLB 14 14 2.0 0 0 0 0 4 1 0 1 0 0 70 29
26 Louis Delmas 22 FS 15 15 1.0 2 130 1 101 8 0 0 1 65 1 63 29 1
54 DeAndre Levy 22 RLB 16 10 1 5 0 5 5 1 1 2 0 0 54 24
59 Julian Peterson 31 LLB 16 14 4.5 0 0 0 0 4 5 0 1 1 0 47 27
41 Will Peterson 30 LCB 16 0 2 41 1 38 14 54 15
31 Phillip Buchanon 29 RCB 13 11 1.0 0 0 0 0 4 2 1 1 0 0 37 5
50 Ernie Sims 25 rlb 11 8 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 32 17
32 Anthony Henry 33 lcb 14 6 2 26 0 26 7 35 8
25 Marvin White 26 SS 10 6 0 0 0 0 6 33 12
92 Cliff Avril 23 RDE 13 11 5.5 0 0 0 0 3 3 0 0 0 0 26 14
97 Jason Hunter 26 LDE 14 9 5.0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 2 0 0 27 7
40 Marquand Manuel 30 ss 9 6 0 0 0 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 29 6
30 Ko Simpson 26 ss 8 5 1 8 0 8 4 0 0 1 0 0 26 4
23 Kevin Hobbs 26 db 14 2 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 19 13
90 Grady Jackson 36 LDT 15 13 18 13
79 Sammie Lee Hill 23 RDT 13 12 0 0 2 0 0 14 12
98 Landon Cohen 24 dt 14 4 1 0 0 0 0 16 7
67 Turk McBride 24 dt 11 4 1.5 1 0 0 0 0 13 10
57 Jordon Dizon 23 16 0 1.0 1 0 1 0 0 12 8
96 Andre Fluellen 24 dt 14 3 1.5 9 8
24 Kalvin Pearson 31 12 0 0 1 0 0 0 10 5
26 Jack Williams 24 1 0 0 0 0 0 3 12 0
26 DeAngelo Smith 23 db 7 1 0 0 0 0 1 6 6
60 Joe Cohen 25 7 0 1.0 6 3
99 Dewayne White 30 rde 10 5 1 0 0 0 3 0 0 1 5 0 6 2
80 Bryant Johnson 28 WR 16 16 5 0
86 Dennis Northcutt 32 PR 16 2 0 2 1 0 0 3 1
29 Eric King 27 db 4 1 0 0 0 0 1 4 1
34 Kevin Smith 23 RB 13 13 0 3 0 0 0 3 0 1
11 Daunte Culpepper 32 qb 8 5 0 4 4 -8 0
38 Demarcus Faggins 30 2 0 4 0
9 Matthew Stafford 21 QB 10 10 0 4 2 0 0 1 0
76 Jeff Backus 32 LT 16 16 3 1
81 Calvin Johnson 24 WR 14 14 0 3 0 0 0 2 0
94 Copeland Bryan 26 de 5 1 1.0 2 1
49 Zack Follett 22 12 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 4
12 Derrick Williams 23 11 0 0 2 1 0 0 1 0
82 Casey Fitzsimmons 29 te 12 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 1
66 Stephen Peterman 27 RG 9 9 2 0
28 Maurice Morris 30 rb 14 3 0 1 1 0 0 0 1
84 Brandon Pettigrew 24 TE 11 11 0 1 1 0 0 0 1
63 Manuel Ramirez 26 LG 13 12 0 0 1 0 0 1 0
5 Drew Stanton 25 qb 3 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 0
77 Gosder Cherilus 25 RT 15 15 1 0
45 Jerome Felton 23 rb 13 8 1 0
70 Daniel Loper 27 rg 8 5 1 0
51 Dominic Raiola 31 C 16 16 1 0
52 Darnell Bing 25 4 0 0 0 1 0 0
21 Aaron Brown 24 KR 15 2 0 1
46 Vinny Ciurciu 29 9 0 0 1
65 Dylan Gandy 27 rg 15 5 0 1
2 Nick Harris 31 P 16 0 0 1
48 Don Muhlbach 28 15 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1
38 Brian Witherspoon 24 1 0 0 1
Team Total 27.1 16 25.0 9 210 2 101 74 18 25 27 63 1 711 301 2
Opp Total 16 43 26 12 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 39 K 16 0 25 21 88
34 Kevin Smith 23 RB 13 13 4 1 5 1 32
81 Calvin Johnson 24 WR 14 14 5 5 30
89 Will Heller 28 TE 16 9 3 3 18
80 Bryant Johnson 28 WR 16 16 3 3 18
26 Louis Delmas 22 FS 15 15 1 1 2 1 14
28 Maurice Morris 30 rb 14 3 2 2 1 14
84 Brandon Pettigrew 24 TE 11 11 2 2 12
9 Matthew Stafford 21 QB 10 10 2 2 12
21 Aaron Brown 24 KR 15 2 1 1 6
86 Dennis Northcutt 32 PR 16 2 1 1 6
41 Will Peterson 30 LCB 16 0 1 1 6
5 Drew Stanton 25 qb 3 1 1 1 6
Team Total 27.1 16 9 16 1 2 28 1 25 21 2 262
Opp Total 16 18 35 1 3 1 55 31 1 494