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1951 Detroit Lions (NFL) 2nd place National Conference 7-4-1 .636
Head Coach: Buddy Parker
Assistant CoachEarl Brown
Assistant CoachAldo Forte
Assistant CoachGeorge Wilson
DayDateOpponentScoreLocationVenueAttendanceNotes
Fri8/24/1951NNew York Giants31-21WDallas, TXCotton Bowl56000
Mon8/27/1951NPhiladelphia Eagles17-17TShreveport, LAIndependence Stadium17000
Fri8/31/1951NWashington Redskins7-10LAmarillo, TXSandie Stadium12000
Tue9/4/1951HCleveland Browns21-20WDetroit, MIBriggs Stadium35165
Sat9/15/1951NChicago Cardinals21-7WSan Antonio, TXAlamo Stadium19510
Fri9/21/1951NNew York Yanks28-14WHouston, TXRice Stadium48000
Sun9/30/1951HWashington Redskins35-17WDetroit, MIBriggs Stadium28900
Mon10/8/1951ANew York Yanks37-10WDetroit, MIBriggs Stadium24194Moved from New York, NY
Sun10/14/1951HLos Angeles Rams21-27LDetroit, MIBriggs Stadium50567
Sun10/21/1951HNew York Yanks24-24TDetroit, MIBriggs Stadium21807
Sun10/28/1951HChicago Bears23-28LDetroit, MIBriggs Stadium34778
Sun11/4/1951AGreen Bay Packers24-17WGreen Bay, WICity Stadium18165
Sun11/11/1951AChicago Bears41-28WChicago, ILWrigley Field43709
Sun11/18/1951APhiladelphia Eagles28-10WPhiladelphia, PAShibe Park25350
Thu11/22/1951HGreen Bay Packers52-35WDetroit, MIBriggs Stadium32247
Sun12/2/1951HSan Francisco 49ers10-20LDetroit, MIBriggs Stadium45757
Sun12/9/1951ALos Angeles Rams24-22WLos Angeles, CAMemorial Coliseum52937
Sun12/16/1951ASan Francisco 49ers17-21LSan Francisco, CAKezar Stadium26465
Exhibition game. Playoff game. A=Away game. H=Home game. N=Neutral site game. W=Win. L=Loss. T=Tie. OT=Overtime.
NoPlayerPosHtWtAgeCollegeGPGS
51Vince BanonisC-LB6-123030Detroit Mercy120
85Ed BerrangLDE-RDE6-220529Villanova1010
65Les BingamanC-MG6-327225Illinois88
19Jack ChristiansenS6-119023Colorado State1212
70Gus CifelliROT6-424425Nevada-Reno; Notre Dame1212
30Ollie ClineFB6-020026Ohio State120
76Lou CreekmurLOG6-424624William & Mary1212
16Pete D'AlonzoFB5-1021022Villanova121
84Dorne DibbleLOE-lDH6-219522Michigan State127
44Don DollS5-1018525Southern California1212
83Jim DoranRDE-ROE6-220124Iowa State129
24Fred EnkeQB6-120127Arizona120
74Dick FlanaganLLB-ROG6-021625Ohio State129
67Barry FrenchROG-ROT6-022529Purdue120
34Pat HarderFB-K5-1120329Wisconsin1211
82Leon HartROE-RDE6-525723Notre Dame1212
12Jimmy HillLDH-S6-018822Tennessee122
14Bob HoernschemeyerROH5-1119426Indiana; Navy1111
72Floyd JaszewskiLOT-LDT6-423024Minnesota128
22Bobby LayneQB6-120125Texas1212
55Ray LiningerLLB5-1121724Ohio State123
89Jim MartinLOT-LDE6-222727Notre Dame1212
73Thurman McGrawLDT6-523524Colorado State99
63Bob MomsenMG6-222522Ohio State120
35Art MurakowskiDB5-1119526Northwestern120
42Lindy PearsonROH-LOH6-019822Oklahoma121
75John PrchlikRDT6-423426Yale1212
64Dan RogasROG6-122825Tulane128
11Clarence SelfLDH-S5-818126Wisconsin126
40Bob SmithP-DH6-119826Tulsa; Iowa1212
88Bill SwiackiLOE6-219529Holy Cross; Columbia125
53LaVern TorgesonRLB-CB6-021522Washington State1212
37Doak WalkerLOH-K5-1117324Southern Methodist1212
60Bruce WomackLOG6-321022West Texas A&M30
DRAFT LISTRoundOverallPosCollegeNotes
Dick Stanfel219GSan Francisco
Dorne Dibble333EMichigan State
Pete D'Alonzo444BVillanova
Jim Doran555EIowa State
LaVern Torgeson558CWashington Statefrom NYY
Jack Christiansen669BColorado State
Bob Momsen780TOhio State
Dick Raklovits891BIllinois
Jim Shoaf10117GLouisiana State
Frankie Anderson11128EOklahoma
Wayne Siegert13153TIllinois
Lee Wittmer14164TDetroit Mercy
Jimmy Hill15178BTennessee
Ted Geremsky16189EPittsburgh
Darrel Meisenheimer17200BOklahoma State
Eddie Wolgast18214BArizona
Gordy Hansen19225TWashington State
Harry Gibbons20236BSouth Dakota State
King Block21250BIdaho
Dan Foldberg22261EArmy
Dick Gabriel23272BLehigh
George Buksar24286BSan FranciscoBaltimore Colts
Dick Harris25297CTexas
Frank Kazmierski26308CWest Virginia
Harry Allis27322EMichigan
Dick Peot28333TSouth Dakota State
Bruce Womack29344GWest Texas A&M
Ron Horwath30358BDetroit Mercy
SCORING BY QUARTERS1st2nd3rd4th
Team Totals4011010581
Opponents Totals59725969
TEAM STATSTOP1ST DOWNSRushPassPen3RD DOWNAttPct4TH DOWNAttPctPENYDS
Team Totals2311091051780746
Opponents Totals2351021072681656
SCORINGTDX1X1APCTFGFGAPCTSAFPTS
Doak Walker6434497.761250.0097
Leon Hart120000072
Pat Harder8003560.0057
Dorne Dibble60000036
Bob Hoernschemeyer50000030
Jack Christiansen40000024
Jim Doran20000012
Bobby Layne1000006
John Prchlik0000012
Team Totals44434497.791752.91336
Opponents Totals32313296.9122254.50259
FIELD GOALSMADEATTPCT1-1920-2930-3940-4950+
Ronald Hardge3560.01/0/1/1/0/
Doak Walker61250.04/2/0/0/0/
Team Totals91752.95/2/1/1/0/
Opponents Totals122254.52/4/4/2/0/
RUSHINGATTYDSAVGLGTD
Bob Hoernschemeyer1326785.185t2
Pat Harder1013803.8286
Doak Walker793564.5342
Bobby Layne612904.8361
Lindy Pearson22884.0250
Jim Doran22311.570
Ollie Cline3155.0100
Pete D'Alonzo2115.570
Fred Enke461.540
Leon Hart4-6-1.530
Team Totals41018414.585t11
Opponents Totals45415093.313
PASSINGATTCOMPCTINCYDSY/ATTY/COMLGTDTD%INTINT%TSYLNYPRTG
Bobby Layne33215245.815724037.215.863267.8236.9153225067.6
Bob Hoernschemeyer4250.024611.523.030t250.000.00046131.3
Doak Walker5240.03295.814.522t120.000.0002999.2
Fred Enke9222.26222.411.01200.0111.100220.0
Pat Harder100.0100.000.000.000039.6
Team Totals35115845.016925007.115.863298.3246.8153234768.3
Opponents Totals37418148.417826087.014.4184.8154.0253235570.8
RECEIVINGRECYDSAVGLGTD
Leon Hart3554415.533t12
Dorne Dibble3061320.4476
Bob Hoernschemeyer2326311.4483
Doak Walker2242119.1634
Pat Harder1719311.4262
Bill Swiacki1618811.8240
Jim Doran1022522.5482
Lindy Pearson5438.6140
Jim Martin01010L0
Team Totals158250015.86329
Opponents Totals181260814.418
INTERCEPTIONSINTYDSAVGLGTD
Bob Smith37023.3420
Jack Christiansen25326.5530
Leon Hart22211.0200
Dick Flanagan200.000
Jim Doran13838.0380
Dorne Dibble12626.0260
Ed Berrang11414.0140
Vince Banonis11212.0120
Don Doll100.000
LaVern Torgeson100.000
Team Totals1523515.7530
Opponents Totals2427711.50
PUNTINGNOYDSAVGLGBLTBI20RYDSNYDSNET
Bob Smith49208242.5731
Doak Walker931635.1500
Team Totals58239841.373138634.7
Opponents Totals56233541.7483
PUNT RETURNSNOFCYDSAVGLGTD
Jack Christiansen1834319.189t4
Doak Walker78512.1190
Don Doll5397.8140
Bob Hoernschemeyer2168.060
Team Totals3248315.189t4
Opponents Totals3338611.71
KICKOFF RETURNSNOFCYDSAVGLGTD
Doak Walker1540827.2630
Jack Christiansen1127024.5450
Don Doll922024.4350
Bob Hoernschemeyer37826.0410
Ollie Cline34816.0220
Pat Harder11414.0140
John Prchlik11212.0120
Barry French133.030
Art Murakowski100.000
Team Totals45105323.4630
Opponents Totals58132822.90
FUMBLESNOLOSTOWNOPPRECYDSTD
Ed Berrang0003330
Les Bingaman0010100
Jack Christiansen1011520
Pete D'Alonzo0001100
Dorne Dibble0011290
Don Doll0002200
Jim Doran110100
Pat Harder410100
Jimmy Hill0001100
Bob Hoernschemeyer320200
Floyd Jaszewski0002200
Bobby Layne820200
Jim Martin0001100
Thurman McGraw0001100
Bob Momsen0001100
Lindy Pearson100000
Bob Smith00022110
Doak Walker120200
Team Totals199101626750
Opponents Totals221669150
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