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1943 Detroit Lions (NFL) 3rd place Western Division 3-6-1 .333
Head Coach: Gus Dorais
Assistant CoachJoe Bach
DayDateOpponentScoreLocationVenueAttendanceNotes
Sun9/12/1943NNew York Giants14-21LAkron, OHRubber Bowl11000
Sun9/19/1943HChicago Cardinals35-17WDetroit, MIBriggs Stadium23408
Sun9/26/1943HBrooklyn Dodgers27-0WDetroit, MIBriggs Stadium23768
Sun10/3/1943HChicago Bears21-27LDetroit, MIBriggs Stadium48118
Sun10/10/1943AGreen Bay Packers14-35LGreen Bay, WICity Stadium21396
Sun10/17/1943AChicago Cardinals7-0WBuffalo, NYCivic Stadium15072
Sun10/24/1943HGreen Bay Packers6-27LDetroit, MIBriggs Stadium41463
Sun10/31/1943AChicago Bears14-35LChicago, ILWrigley Field25187
Sun11/7/1943HNew York Giants0-0TDetroit, MIBriggs Stadium16992
Sun11/14/1943AWashington Redskins20-42LWashington, DCGriffith Stadium35540
Sun11/21/1943APhiladelphia Eagles-Pittsburgh Steelers34-35LPittsburgh, PAForbes Field23338
Non-league game. Playoff game. A=Away game. H=Home game. N=Neutral site game. W=Win. L=Loss. T=Tie. OT=Overtime.
NoPlayerPosHtWtAgeCollegeGPGS
65Stan BatinskiOG-DG5'1021526Temple81
Sam BusichLOE-DE6'218930Ohio State10
25Bill CallihanBB-DB6'221727Nebraska104
Lloyd CardwellWB-DB6'219530Nebraska72
46Tommy ColellaTB-DB6'018725Canisius70
52Gerry ConleeC-LB5'1120329St. Mary's (California)102
17Mike CorganFB-LB5'1018825Notre Dame41
23Murray EvansBB-DB6'120324Hardin-Simmons95
48Chuck FenenbockTB-DB5'917425UCLA96
80Bill FiskLOE-DE6'019927Southern California109
34Elmer HackneyWB-DB6'120227Kansas State92
86Ben HightowerROE-DE6'218425Sam Houston State87
44Harry HoppFB-LB6'020925Nebraska109
76Al KaporchROT-DT5'1021530St. Bonaventure109
45Bob KeeneBB-DB5'1119124Detroit Mercy51
64Alex KetzkoLOT-DT5'1121524Michigan State93
20Bert KuczynskiROE-DE6'019623Pennsylvania21
81Bob LaydenOE-DE6'019523Cowley County JC; Southwestern (Kansas)40
62Sonny LilesOG-DG5'918824Oklahoma State40
73Augie LioROG-DG6'023425Georgetown (DC)109
82Jack MathesonROE-DE6'222123Western Michigan93
83Riley MathesonLOG-DG6'220729Cameron JC; Texas-El Paso109
42Ned MathewsWB-DB5'1018725UCLA104
71Ed OpalewskiOT-DT6'322524Eastern Michigan20
71Ted PavelecLOT-DT6'021825Detroit Mercy53
68Lyle RockenbachLOG-DG5'919228Michigan State81
78Ernie RosteckC-LB6'121821none10
66Tony RubinoROG-DG5'1020822Wake Forest105
21Frankie SinkwichTB-DB5'1119023Georgia104
40Roy StuartOG-DG5'818823Tulsa60
11Art Van ToneWB-DB5'1018525Southern Mississippi102
81Lloyd WickettOT-DT6'120823Oregon State40
50Alex WojciechowiczC-LB5'1121728Fordham98
DRAFT LISTRoundOverallPosCollegeNotes
Frankie Sinkwich11BGeorgia
Dave Schreiner211EWisconsin
Dick Ashcom316TOregon
Ralph Hamer426BFurman
Lloyd Wickett531TOregon State
Jim Jones641BUnion (Tennessee)
Paul Sizemore751EFurman
George Poschner861EGeorgia
Jack Irish971TArizona
Jack Fenton1081BMichigan State
Dick Renfro1191BWashington State
Bob Kolesar12101GMichigan
Del Huntsinger13111BPortland
Ellard Dernoncourt14121ESt. Louis
Dick Woodward15131EColorado
Marvin Bass16141TWilliam & Mary
Vic Peelish17151GWest Virginia
Chet Maeda18161BColorado State
Bert Kuczynski19171EPennsylvania
Al Scanland20181BOklahoma State
Royal Lohry21191BIowa State
Percy Holland22201GLouisiana State
Mike Fitzgerald23211GMissouri
Bill Remington24221CWashington State
Huel Hamm25231BOklahoma
Irv Konapka26241TIdaho
Chuck Fears27251TUCLA
Bert Ekern28261EMissouri
Virgil Wagner29271BMillikin
Manny Kaplan30281BMcDaniel
SCORING BY QUARTERS1st2nd3rd4th
Team Totals20615542
Opponents Totals48564866
TEAM STATSTOP1ST DOWNSRushPassPen3RD DOWNAttPct4TH DOWNAttPctPENYDS
Team Totals10649461159472
Opponents Totals1306954758501
SCORINGTDX1X1APCTFGFGAPCTSAFPTS
Harry Hopp90000054
Augie Lio0212391.321118.2027
Bill Callihan40000024
Elmer Hackney30000018
Ned Mathews30000018
Frankie Sinkwich200010.0012
Chuck Fenenbock1000006
Ben Hightower1000006
Jack Matheson1000006
Art Van Tone1000006
Sam Busich011100.00001
(Team)0010.00000
Team Totals25222588.021216.70178
Opponents Totals30293096.731030.00218
FIELD GOALSMADEATTPCT1-1920-2930-3940-4950+
Augie Lio21118.21/0/0/1/0/
Frankie Sinkwich010.00/0/0/0/0/
Team Totals21216.71/0/0/1/0/
Opponents Totals31030.00/2/1/0/0/
RUSHINGATTYDSAVGLGTD
Frankie Sinkwich932662.9171
Chuck Fenenbock461803.9250
Ned Mathews381243.3421
Harry Hopp56991.8165
Elmer Hackney27873.2162
Tommy Colella15241.6180
Bill Callihan5173.461
Mike Corgan5142.880
Lloyd Cardwell362.020
Murray Evans231.520
Bob Keene111.010
Art Van Tone210.520
Ben Hightower1-5-5.0-50
Team Totals2948172.84210
Opponents Totals38112133.212
PASSINGATTCOMPCTINCYDSY/ATTY/COMLGTDTD%INTINT%TSYLNYPRTG
Frankie Sinkwich1265039.7566995.514.067t75.62015.937.2
Chuck Fenenbock582034.5293385.816.97235.2915.532.8
Tommy Colella311135.5161033.39.42100.0412.95.9
Harry Hopp8562.53607.512.03600.000.085.4
Ned Mathews12433.38766.319.03318.300.084.0
Art Van Tone3133.3172.37.0700.0133.32.8
Elmer Hackney3133.32-1-0.3-1.0-100.000.042.4
Murray Evans5120.0281.68.0800.0240.00.0
Bill Callihan200.0100.000.0150.00.0
Team Totals2489337.511812905.213.972114.43714.930.2
Opponents Totals22710948.09916067.114.7167.0198.460.2
RECEIVINGRECYDSAVGLGTD
Harry Hopp1722913.567t3
Jack Matheson1315612.0461
Bill Fisk1113712.5280
Ben Hightower1017217.2461
Ned Mathews919321.4361
Bill Callihan810813.540t3
Art Van Tone611218.7721
Chuck Fenenbock5459.0331
Elmer Hackney55110.2160
Murray Evans33110.3160
Lloyd Cardwell199.090
Tommy Colella1-1-1.0-10
Mike Corgan199.090
Bob Keene12727.0270
Bert Kuczynski144.040
Frankie Sinkwich188.080
Team Totals93129013.97211
Opponents Totals109160614.716
INTERCEPTIONSINTYDSAVGLGTD
Ned Mathews44411.0220
Elmer Hackney29447.0630
Harry Hopp24020.040t1
Art Van Tone22914.5240
Alex Wojciechowicz2147.0140
Frankie Sinkwich13939.039t1
Chuck Fenenbock12828.0280
Ben Hightower199.090
Bill Callihan177.070
Gerry Conlee122.020
Al Kaporch100.000
Augie Lio1-2-2.0-20
Team Totals1930416.0632
Opponents Totals3743611.81
PUNTINGNOYDSAVGLGBLTBI20RYDSNYDSNET
Harry Hopp42164339.1600
Frankie Sinkwich1255145.9640
Tommy Colella628046.7550
Chuck Fenenbock418446.0560
Ned Mathews13535.0350
Team Totals65269341.464037.1
Opponents Totals6643635.3
PUNT RETURNSNOFCYDSAVGLGTD
Frankie Sinkwich1122820.7770
Chuck Fenenbock6549.0170
Ned Mathews4379.3180
Art Van Tone34715.7190
Lloyd Cardwell22110.5170
Tommy Colella2115.570
Bill Callihan252.540
Elmer Hackney14040.0400
Harry Hopp177.070
Team Totals3243613.6770
Opponents Totals2910.0220
KICKOFF RETURNSNOFCYDSAVGLGTD
Chuck Fenenbock1122420.4370
Ned Mathews724635.198t1
Frankie Sinkwich512825.6430
Harry Hopp35719.0300
Lloyd Cardwell35618.7280
Elmer Hackney23618.0200
Jack Matheson11919.0190
Alex Wojciechowicz11717.0170
Gerry Conlee11515.0150
Bob Keene11212.0120
Bill Fisk155.050
Team Totals3681522.698t1
Opponents Totals290
FUMBLESNOLOSTOWNOPPRECYDSTD
Team Totals125712190
Opponents Totals2312115160
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