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10-6-0, Finished 2nd in NFC North Division  · 2011 NFL Season Summary
 SRS: Total 6.1, Offense: 6.9, Defense: -0.8, SoS: 0.6, avg is 0.0.

Scored 474 points (29.6/g), 4th of 32 in the NFL. Allowed 387 points (24.2/g), 23rd.
 Differential of 87 points (5.4/g), 8th.  Expected W-L: 9.9-6.1.

Coach: Jim Schwartz (10-6-0)
 Offensive Coordinator: Scott Linehan
 Defensive Coordinator: Gunther Cunningham
 Other Notable Asst.: Tim Walton (Secondary/3rd Down Package)

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

Starters

Hide Non-primary Starters · ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+)
Pos Player Age Yrs GS Summary of Player Stats Drafted (tm/rnd/yr)
 Offensive Starters
QB Matthew Stafford 23 2 16 421 for 663, 5,038 yards, 41 td, 16 int, & 22 rushes for 78 yards and 0 td Detroit Lions / 1st / 1st pick / 2009
WR Nate Burleson 30 8 11 73 catches for 757 yards, 3 td, & 11 rushes for 85 yards and 0 td Minnesota Vikings / 3rd / 71st pick / 2003
WR Calvin Johnson*+ 26 4 16 96 catches for 1,681 yards, 16 td, & 1 rush for 11 yards and 0 td Detroit Lions / 1st / 2nd pick / 2007
WR Titus Young 22 Rook 9 48 catches for 607 yards, 6 td, & 2 rushes for 15 yards and 0 td Detroit Lions / 2nd / 44th pick / 2011
TE Brandon Pettigrew 26 2 16 83 catches for 777 yards, 5 td Detroit Lions / 1st / 20th pick / 2009
LT Jeff Backus 34 10 16 1 fumble recovered Detroit Lions / 1st / 18th pick / 2001
LG Rob Sims 28 5 16 1 fumble recovered Seattle Seahawks / 4th / 128th pick / 2006
C Dominic Raiola 33 10 16 Detroit Lions / 2nd / 50th pick / 2001
RG Stephen Peterman 29 6 16 Dallas Cowboys / 3rd / 83rd pick / 2004
RT Gosder Cherilus 27 3 15 Detroit Lions / 1st / 17th pick / 2008
 Defensive Starters
DE Cliff Avril 25 3 16 Detroit Lions / 3rd / 92nd pick / 2008
DE Kyle Vanden Bosch 33 10 16 Arizona Cardinals / 2nd / 34th pick / 2001
DT Ndamukong Suh 24 1 14 Detroit Lions / 1st / 2nd pick / 2010
DT Corey Williams 31 7 15 Green Bay Packers / 6th / 179th pick / 2004
LB Justin Durant 26 4 12 Jacksonville Jaguars / 2nd / 48th pick / 2007
LB DeAndre Levy 24 2 16 Detroit Lions / 3rd / 76th pick / 2009
LB Stephen Tulloch 26 5 16 Tennessee Titans / 4th / 116th pick / 2006
CB Chris Houston 27 4 13 0.0 sacks, 5 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered Atlanta Falcons / 2nd / 41st pick / 2007
S Louis Delmas 24 2 11 0.0 sacks, 0 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered Detroit Lions / 2nd / 33rd pick / 2009
S Amari Spievey 23 1 15 1.0 sacks, 3 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered Detroit Lions / 3rd / 66th pick / 2010
DB Eric Wright 26 4 16 Cleveland Browns / 2nd / 53rd pick / 2007

Roster

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+)
No. Player Age Pos G GS Wt Ht College/Univ BirthDate Yrs AV Drafted (tm/rnd/yr)
92 Cliff Avril 25 DE 16 16 252 6-3 Purdue 4/8/1986 3 9 Detroit Lions / 3rd / 92nd pick / 2008
76 Jeff Backus 34 LT 16 16 305 6-5 Michigan 9/21/1977 10 9 Detroit Lions / 1st / 18th pick / 2001
32 Aaron Berry 23 cb 11 3 180 5-11 Pittsburgh 6/25/1988 1 2
44 Jahvid Best 22 rb 6 6 190 5-9 California 1/30/1989 1 5 Detroit Lions / 1st / 30th pick / 2010
21 Aaron Brown 26 1 0 196 6-0 TCU 10/10/1985 2 0 Detroit Lions / 6th / 192nd pick / 2009
35 Eldra Buckley 26 2 0 202 5-9 Tenn-Chattanooga 6/23/1985 2 0
13 Nate Burleson 30 WR 16 11 192 6-0 Nevada 8/19/1981 8 7 Minnesota Vikings / 3rd / 71st pick / 2003
31 Don Carey 24 5 0 186 5-11 Norfolk St. 2/14/1987 1 0 Cleveland Browns / 6th / 177th pick / 2009
59 Bobby Carpenter 28 lb 16 3 255 6-3 Ohio St. 8/1/1983 5 3 Dallas Cowboys / 1st / 18th pick / 2006
77 Gosder Cherilus 27 RT 16 15 315 6-7 Boston Col. 6/28/1984 3 9 Detroit Lions / 1st / 17th pick / 2008
24 Erik Coleman 29 4 0 200 5-10 Washington St. 5/6/1982 7 0 New York Jets / 5th / 143rd pick / 2004
81 Rashied Davis 32 11 0 180 5-10 San Jose St. 7/24/1979 6 1
62 Keyunta Dawson 26 2 0 268 6-0 Texas Tech 9/13/1985 4 0 Indianapolis Colts / 7th / 242nd pick / 2007
26 Louis Delmas 24 S 11 11 197 5-11 West. Michigan 4/12/1987 2 5 Detroit Lions / 2nd / 33rd pick / 2009
6 Ryan Donahue 23 8 0 190 6-3 3/17/1988 Rook 1
52 Justin Durant 26 LB 13 12 230 6-4 Hampton 9/21/1985 4 6 Jacksonville Jaguars / 2nd / 48th pick / 2007
50 Isaiah Ekejiuba 30 3 0 219 6-4 Virginia 10/5/1981 6 0
98 Nick Fairley 23 10 0 291 6-5 Auburn 1/23/1988 Rook 1 Detroit Lions / 1st / 13th pick / 2011
96 Andre Fluellen 26 13 0 285 6-2 Florida St. 3/7/1985 3 1 Detroit Lions / 3rd / 87th pick / 2008
38 Vincent Fuller 29 1 0 189 6-1 Virginia Tech 8/3/1982 6 0 Tennessee Titans / 4th / 108th pick / 2005
65 Dylan Gandy 29 16 0 300 6-3 Texas Tech 3/8/1982 6 2 Indianapolis Colts / 4th / 129th pick / 2005
2 Ben Graham 38 7 0 230 6-5 Deakin (Australia) 11/2/1973 6 1
4 Jason Hanson 41 16 0 182 5-11 Washington St. 6/17/1970 19 3 Detroit Lions / 2nd / 56th pick / 1992
43 Chris Harris 29 s 8 5 206 6-1 La-Monroe 8/6/1982 6 2 Chicago Bears / 6th / 181st pick / 2005
36 Jerome Harrison 28 4 0 195 5-9 Washington St. 2/26/1983 5 0 Cleveland Browns / 5th / 145th pick / 2006
95 Jovan Haye 29 1 0 284 6-2 Vanderbilt 6/21/1982 6 0 Carolina Panthers / 6th / 189th pick / 2005
89 Will Heller 30 te 16 7 250 6-6 Georgia Tech 2/28/1981 8 0
91 Sammie Lee Hill 25 dt 16 3 331 6-4 Stillman 11/8/1986 2 3 Detroit Lions / 4th / 115th pick / 2009
14 Shaun Hill 31 2 0 210 6-5 Maryland 1/9/1980 6 0
78 Corey Hilliard 26 rt 16 1 315 6-5 Oklahoma St. 4/26/1985 4 2 New England Patriots / 6th / 209th pick / 2007
52 Doug Hogue 22 13 0 235 6-2 Syracuse 2/1/1989 Rook 1 Detroit Lions / 5th / 157th pick / 2011
23 Chris Houston 27 CB 14 13 185 5-10 Arkansas 10/18/1984 4 7 Atlanta Falcons / 2nd / 41st pick / 2007
94 Lawrence Jackson 26 11 0 261 6-5 USC 8/30/1985 3 2 Seattle Seahawks / 1st / 28th pick / 2008
81 Calvin Johnson*+ 26 WR 16 16 239 6-5 Georgia Tech 9/29/1985 4 15 Detroit Lions / 1st / 2nd pick / 2007
54 DeAndre Levy 24 LB 16 16 230 6-2 Wisconsin 3/26/1987 2 8 Detroit Lions / 3rd / 76th pick / 2009
11 Stefan Logan 30 wr 16 1 177 5-7 South Dakota 6/2/1981 2 0
30 Anthony Madison 30 5 0 180 5-9 Alabama 10/8/1981 5 0
2 Robert Malone 23 1 0 215 6-2 Fresno St. 2/4/1988 1 0
33 Brandon McDonald 26 13 0 181 5-11 Memphis 8/26/1985 4 1 Cleveland Browns / 5th / 140th pick / 2007
28 Maurice Morris 32 rb 16 5 202 5-11 Oregon 12/1/1979 9 4 Seattle Seahawks / 2nd / 54th pick / 2002
48 Don Muhlbach 30 16 0 262 6-5 Texas A&M 8/17/1981 7 1
58 Ashlee Palmer 25 16 0 223 6-1 Mississippi 4/7/1986 2 1
66 Stephen Peterman 29 RG 16 16 318 6-4 LSU 1/11/1982 6 9 Dallas Cowboys / 3rd / 83rd pick / 2004
84 Brandon Pettigrew 26 TE 16 16 257 6-5 Oklahoma St. 2/23/1985 2 7 Detroit Lions / 1st / 20th pick / 2009
51 Dominic Raiola 33 C 16 16 295 6-1 Nebraska 12/30/1978 10 9 Detroit Lions / 2nd / 50th pick / 2001
85 Tony Scheffler 28 te 15 5 255 6-5 West. Michigan 2/15/1983 5 3 Denver Broncos / 2nd / 61st pick / 2006
39 Ricardo Silva 23 4 0 225 6-3 Hampton 5/9/1988 Rook 0
67 Rob Sims 28 G 16 16 320 6-3 Ohio St. 12/6/1983 5 9 Seattle Seahawks / 4th / 128th pick / 2006
27 Alphonso Smith 26 cb 11 1 193 5-9 Wake Forest 10/20/1985 2 2 Denver Broncos / 2nd / 37th pick / 2009
30 Kevin Smith 25 rb 7 4 210 6-0 Central Florida 12/17/1986 3 4 Detroit Lions / 3rd / 64th pick / 2008
42 Amari Spievey 23 S 15 15 190 6-0 Iowa 4/15/1988 1 7 Detroit Lions / 3rd / 66th pick / 2010
9 Matthew Stafford 23 QB 16 16 230 6-2 Georgia 2/7/1988 2 16 Detroit Lions / 1st / 1st pick / 2009
80 Maurice Stovall 26 15 0 215 6-4 Notre Dame 2/21/1985 5 0 Tampa Bay Buccaneers / 3rd / 90th pick / 2006
90 Ndamukong Suh 24 DT 14 14 307 6-4 Nebraska 1/6/1987 1 6 Detroit Lions / 1st / 2nd pick / 2010
55 Stephen Tulloch 26 LB 16 16 230 5-11 North Carolina St. 1/1/1985 5 9 Tennessee Titans / 4th / 116th pick / 2006
93 Kyle Vanden Bosch 33 DE 16 16 278 6-4 Nebraska 11/17/1978 10 8 Arizona Cardinals / 2nd / 34th pick / 2001
29 John Wendling 28 s 16 1 222 6-1 Wyoming 6/4/1983 4 1 Buffalo Bills / 6th / 184th pick / 2007
99 Corey Williams 31 DT 15 15 313 6-4 Arkansas St. 8/17/1980 7 6 Green Bay Packers / 6th / 179th pick / 2004
34 Keiland Williams 25 15 0 225 5-11 LSU 8/14/1986 1 2
21 Eric Wright 26 DB 16 16 192 5-11 UNLV 7/24/1985 4 7 Cleveland Browns / 2nd / 53rd pick / 2007
16 Titus Young 22 WR 16 9 175 5-11 Boise St. 8/21/1989 Rook 5 Detroit Lions / 2nd / 44th pick / 2011
79 Willie Young 26 14 0 251 6-5 North Carolina St. 9/19/1985 1 1 Detroit Lions / 7th / 213th pick / 2010
Team Total 26.8 16 238.0 6-1.9 3.6