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1968 Detroit Lions (NFL) 4th place Western Conference Central Division 4-8-2 .333
Head Coach: Joe Schmidt
Overall DefenseJimmy David
Offensive LineChuck Knox
Defensive LineJim Martin
Overall OffenseBill McPeak
ReceiversJohn North
DayDateOpponentScoreLocationVenueAttendanceNotes
Mon8/5/1968ABuffalo Bills9-13LBuffalo, NYWar Memorial Stadium40412
Sun8/11/1968APhiladelphia Eagles20-3WPhiladelphia, PAFranklin Field12176Moved from Mexico City, Mexico
Fri8/23/1968HBaltimore Colts14-7WDetroit, MITiger Stadium34082
Thu8/29/1968AWashington Redskins10-16LWashington, DCD.C. Stadium36721
Sat9/7/1968NNew York Jets6-9LCleveland, OHCleveland Stadium84918Doubleheader
Sun9/15/1968ADallas Cowboys13-59LDallas, TXCotton Bowl61382
Sun9/22/1968HChicago Bears42-0WDetroit, MITiger Stadium50688
Sun9/29/1968AGreen Bay Packers23-17WGreen Bay, WILambeau Field50861
Sun10/6/1968AMinnesota Vikings10-24LBloomington, MNMetropolitan Stadium44289
Sun10/13/1968AChicago Bears28-10WChicago, ILWrigley Field46996
Sun10/20/1968HGreen Bay Packers14-14TDetroit, MITiger Stadium57302
Sun10/27/1968HSan Francisco 49ers7-14LDetroit, MITiger Stadium53555
Sun11/3/1968ALos Angeles Rams7-10LLos Angeles, CAMemorial Coliseum77982
Sun11/10/1968HBaltimore Colts10-27LDetroit, MITiger Stadium55170
Sun11/17/1968HMinnesota Vikings6-13LDetroit, MITiger Stadium48654
Sun11/24/1968HNew Orleans Saints20-20TDetroit, MITiger Stadium46152
Thu11/28/1968HPhiladelphia Eagles0-12LDetroit, MITiger Stadium47909
Sun12/8/1968AAtlanta Falcons24-7WAtlanta, GAAtlanta-Fulton County Stadium49437
Sun12/15/1968AWashington Redskins3-14LWashington, DCD.C. Stadium50123
Exhibition game. Playoff game. A=Away game. H=Home game. N=Neutral site game. W=Win. L=Loss. T=Tie. OT=Overtime.
NoPlayerPosHtWtAgeCollegeGPGS
78John BakerRDE-LDE6-627933North Carolina Central13
20Lem BarneyLCB6-118923Jackson State14
79Charlie BradshawROT6-625532Baylor13
21Mike CampbellRB5-1120023Lenoir-Rhyne3
89Gail CogdillFL6-220031Washington State3
52Bill CottrellOG-C6-326224Delaware Valley140
15Jerry DePoysterP-K6-120222Wyoming140
40Nick EddyRB6-120724Notre Dame5
24Mel FarrRB6-220824UCLA9
54Ed FlanaganC6-324624Purdue1414
76Rocky FreitasOT6-626723Oregon State6
68Frank GallagherROG6-224025North Carolina14
3Billy GambrellFL5-1017527South Carolina14
80Jim GibbonsTE6-222032Iowa14
74Larry HandRDE6-524728Appalachian State1
85Lew KamanuDE6-424524Wenatchee Valley JC; Weber State3
71Alex KarrasLDT6-224833Iowa14
83Greg KentOT6-627525Wisconsin; Utah5
43Dave KopayRB6-222026Marquette; Washington14
66Bob KowalkowskiROG-LOG6-324325Virginia14
11Greg LandryQB6-420522Massachusetts44
44Dick LeBeauRCB6-018531Ohio State14
53Mike LucciMLB6-223329Pittsburgh; Tennessee12
81Bill MalinchakOE6-119424Indiana14
25Earl McCullouchSE5-1117422Long Beach CC; Southern California14
62Ed MooneyLB6-223023Western Nebraska CC; Texas Tech140
70Denis MooreLDE-RDE6-524724Southern California12
19Bill MunsonQB6-220327Foothill JC; Utah State1211
58Paul NaumoffLLB6-121823Tennessee14
35Tom NowatzkeRB6-322926Indiana14
23Phil OdleSE5-1119126Brigham Young140
47Wayne RasmussenS6-217926South Dakota State14
84Joe RobbLDE-RDE6-323831Texas Christian9
82Jerry RushRDT6-426526Michigan State14
88Charlie SandersTE6-422522Minnesota14
73Roger ShoalsLOT6-425630Maryland14
61Chuck SieminskiDT6-426228Penn State80
51Bill SwainMLB6-222927Clark JC; Oregon120
27Bobby ThompsonCB5-1017929Compton CC; Arizona14
38Bill TriplettRB6-221228Miami (Ohio)12
48Tommy VaughnRS5-1119225Iowa State13
55Wayne WalkerRLB-K6-222532Idaho14
63Chuck WaltonLOG-ROG6-325327Iowa State14
28Mike WegerLS6-219323Bowling Green State14
46Jim WelchDB6-019130Southern Methodist14
DRAFT LISTRoundOverallPosCollegeNotes
Greg Landry111QBMassachusetts
Earl McCullouch124ESouthern Californiafrom LARM
Jerry DePoyster237KWyoming
Charlie Sanders374TEMinnesotafrom CLE/LARM
Ed Mooney493LBTexas Tech
Phil Odle5120EBrigham Young
Mike Spitzer6148DESan Jose State
Terry Miller8202LBIllinois
Greg Barton9229QBTulsa
Granville Liggins10256LBOklahoma
Dwight Little11283GKentucky
Ed Caruthers12310DBArizona
Chuck Bailey13337THumboldt State
Richie Davis14364EUpsala
Jim Oliver15391RBColorado State
Bob Rokita16418DEArizona State
SCORING BY QUARTERS1st2nd3rd4th
Team Totals61386147
Opponents Totals54574486
TEAM STATSTOP1ST DOWNSRushPassPen3RD DOWNAttPct4TH DOWNAttPctPENYDS
Team Totals221871191570810
Opponents Totals214921051776658
SCORINGTDX1X1APCTFGFGAPCTSAFPTS
Mel Farr70000042
Billy Gambrell70000042
Earl McCullouch50000030
Jerry DePoyster0182090.031520.0027
Wayne Walker066100.061442.9024
Lem Barney20000012
Greg Landry1000006
Bill Munson1000006
Tom Nowatzke1000006
Charlie Sanders1000006
Bill Swain1000006
Team Totals26242692.392931.00207
Opponents Totals282828100.0152951.70241
FIELD GOALSMADEATTPCT1-1920-2930-3940-4950+
Jerry DePoyster31520.00/01/32/30/80/1
Wayne Walker61442.91/12/41/32/40/2
Team Totals92931.01/13/73/62/120/3
Opponents Totals152951.73/2/10/0/0/
RUSHINGATTYDSAVGLGTD
Mel Farr1285974.7463
Bill Triplett1203843.2170
Dave Kopay532073.9220
Nick Eddy481763.7200
Tom Nowatzke361163.2111
Bill Munson251094.4201
Greg Landry7395.6141
Mike Campbell7243.450
Jerry DePoyster12020.0200
Jim Welch3144.7110
Earl McCullouch3134.350
Charlie Sanders231.520
Team Totals43317023.9466
Opponents Totals45716803.713
PASSINGATTCOMPCTINCYDSY/ATTY/COMLGTDTD%INTINT%TSYLNYPRTG
Bill Munson32918155.014023117.012.886t154.682.439279203282.3
Greg Landry482347.9183387.014.780t24.2714.665028845.7
Team Totals37720454.115826497.013.086t174.5154.045329232074.9
Opponents Totals33715746.615624487.315.6123.6247.136291215753.4
RECEIVINGRECYDSAVGLGTD
Earl McCullouch4068017.080t5
Charlie Sanders4053313.3251
Billy Gambrell2849217.6507
Bill Triplett281354.8250
Mel Farr2437515.686t4
Dave Kopay181307.2210
Nick Eddy89111.4280
Phil Odle67111.8180
Tom Nowatzke461.550
Gail Cogdill34214.0200
Jim Gibbons23819.0200
Mike Campbell2157.590
Bill Malinchak14141.0410
Team Totals204264913.086t17
Opponents Totals157244815.612
INTERCEPTIONSINTYDSAVGLGTD
Lem Barney78211.7620
Mike Weger55010.0180
Dick LeBeau5234.6160
Tommy Vaughn33311.0240
Bill Swain15050.050t1
Paul Naumoff133.030
Mike Lucci111.010
Wayne Walker100.000
Team Totals2424210.1621
Opponents Totals1515010.01
PUNTINGNOYDSAVGLGBLTBI20RYDSNYDSNET
Jerry DePoyster71286840.4600139
Team Totals71286840.4600139
Opponents Totals66268640.789
PUNT RETURNSNOFCYDSAVGLGTD
Lem Barney1314796.1180
Nick Eddy41102.5110
Tommy Vaughn21000.000
Billy Gambrell0300
Team Totals1928894.7180
Opponents Totals321394.30
KICKOFF RETURNSNOFCYDSAVGLGTD
Lem Barney2567026.898t1
Bobby Thompson1736321.4400
Tommy Vaughn512825.6310
Tom Nowatzke33411.3150
Dave Kopay22914.5150
Billy Gambrell11212.0120
Ed Mooney11111.0110
Team Totals54124723.198t1
Opponents Totals44101723.11
FUMBLESNOLOSTOWNOPPRECYDSTD
John Baker0003390
Lem Barney523500
Charlie Bradshaw0010120
Mike Campbell100000
Nick Eddy310100
Mel Farr200000
Ed Flanagan0010100
Lew Kamanu0001100
Dave Kopay100000
Bob Kowalkowski0010100
Dick LeBeau0001100
Earl McCullouch110100
Bill Munson520200
Paul Naumoff0001100
Tom Nowatzke200000
Joe Robb00011170
Charlie Sanders200000
Bobby Thompson0001100
Bill Triplett300000
Tommy Vaughn101100
Team Totals261791221280
Opponents Totals22121017271
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