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1971 Detroit Lions (NFL) 2nd place National Football Conference Central Division 7-6-1 .538
Head Coach: Joe Schmidt
DefenseJimmy David
Offensive LineChuck Knox
Defensive LineJim Martin
OffenseBill McPeak
ReceiversJohn North
DayDateOpponentScoreLocationVenueAttendanceNotes
Sat8/7/1971NNew York Jets28-24WTampa, FLTampa Stadium51214
Mon9/20/1971HMinnesota Vikings13-16LDetroit, MITiger Stadium54418
Sat8/14/1971HCincinnati Bengals24-31LDetroit, MITiger Stadium54365
Sun9/26/1971ANew England Patriots34-7WFoxborough, MASchaefer Stadium61057
Sun10/3/1971HAtlanta Falcons41-38WDetroit, MITiger Stadium54418
Sun8/22/1971HBaltimore Colts23-20WAnn Arbor, MIMichigan Stadium91745
Sun10/10/1971HGreen Bay Packers31-28WDetroit, MITiger Stadium54418
Sat8/28/1971AMiami Dolphins24-28LMiami, FLOrange Bowl59567
Sat9/4/1971HBuffalo Bills17-31LDetroit, MITiger Stadium51478
Sun10/17/1971AHouston Oilers31-7WHouston, TXAstrodome45885
Sun10/24/1971HChicago Bears23-28LDetroit, MITiger Stadium54418
Sun9/12/1971APhiladelphia Eagles49-10WPhiladelphia, PAVeterans Stadium51543
Mon11/1/1971AGreen Bay Packers14-14TMilwaukee, WICounty Stadium47961
Sun11/7/1971ADenver Broncos24-20WDenver, COMile High Stadium51200
Sun11/14/1971HLos Angeles Rams13-21LDetroit, MITiger Stadium54418
Sun11/21/1971AChicago Bears28-3WChicago, ILSoldier Field55049
Thu11/25/1971HKansas City Chiefs32-21WDetroit, MITiger Stadium54418
Sun12/5/1971HPhiladelphia Eagles20-23LDetroit, MITiger Stadium54418
Sat12/11/1971AMinnesota Vikings10-29LBloomington, MNMetropolitan Stadium49784
Sun12/19/1971ASan Francisco 49ers27-31LSan Francisco, CACandlestick Park45580
Non-league game. Playoff game. A=Away game. H=Home game. N=Neutral site game. W=Win. L=Loss. T=Tie. OT=Overtime.
NoPlayerPosHtWtAgeCollegeGPGS
20Lem BarneyLCB6'118926Jackson State97
73Bob BellLDT6'425223Cincinnati145
21Al ClarkLCB6'018023Grambling State; Northern Arizona; Eastern Michigan97
87Craig CottonTE6'421524Youngstown State142
77Dick EveyLDT6'223830Tennessee119
24Mel FarrRB6'220827UCLA91
54Ed FlanaganC6'324627Purdue1414
76Rocky FreitasROT6'626726Oregon State1414
68Frank GallagherROG6'224028North Carolina1414
23Paul GipsonRB6'021025Houston50
74Larry HandRDE6'524731Appalachian State1414
85Chuck HughesWR5'1117328Texas-El Paso30
89Ron JessieWR6'018323Imperial Valley JC; Kansas141
66Bob KowalkowskiOG6'324328Virginia140
11Greg LandryQB6'420525Massachusetts1414
44Dick LeBeauRCB6'018534Ohio State1314
51Ken LeeLB6'422023Washington10
53Mike LucciMLB6'223332Pittsburgh; Tennessee1414
12Errol MannK6'020230North Dakota140
25Earl McCullouchWR5'1117425Long Beach CC; Southern California1312
83Jim MitchellLDE6'324723Virginia State138
62Ed MooneyLB6'223026Western Nebraska CC; Texas Tech148
19Bill MunsonQB6'220330Foothill JC; Utah State40
50Paul NaumoffLLB6'121826Tennessee1414
36Steve OwensRB6'221724Oklahoma1413
79Ray ParsonOT6'425024MJCook JC; Minnesota140
47Wayne RasmussenRS6'217929South Dakota State146
84Joe RobbLDE6'323834Texas Christian1414
82Jerry RushRDT6'426529Michigan State1414
88Charlie SandersTE6'422525Minnesota1313
42Altie TaylorRB5'1019924Diablo Valley JC; Utah State1414
65Dave ThompsonOG6'427122Clemson140
38Bill TriplettRB6'221231Miami (Ohio)140
48Tommy VaughnRS5'1119228Iowa State98
55Wayne WalkerRLB6'222535Idaho1414
63Chuck WaltonLOG6'325330Iowa State1414
49Larry WaltonWR5'1118024Trinidad State JC; Arizona State1414
59Charlie WeaverLB6'222522Arizona Western JC; Southern California140
18Herman WeaverP6'421023Tennessee130
28Mike WegerLS6'219326Bowling Green State1414
45Bobby Ray WilliamsLCB6'119529Central Oklahoma141
70Larry WoodsDT6'626023Tennessee State10
75Jim YarbroughLOT6'626125Florida1414
34Mickey ZofkoRB6'319522Auburn110
DRAFT LISTRoundOverallPosCollegeNotes
Bob Bell121DTCincinnati
Dave Thompson230C-OGClemsonfrom PHI
Charlie Weaver248LBSouthern California
Al Clark372DBEastern Michigan
Larry Woods4100DTTennessee State
Pete Newell5125GMichigan
Frank Harris6150QBBoston Collegefrom LARM/PHI
Herman Franklin6152WRSouthern California
Brownie Wheless7177TRice
Ken Lee8204LBWashington
Mickey Zofko9229RBAuburn
Phil Webb11281DBColorado State
Bill Pilconis12308WRPittsburgh
Dave Abercrombie13332RBTulane
Tom Lorenz14360TEIowa State
Ed Coates15385WRCentral Missouri
Tom Kutschinski16411DBMichigan State
Gordon Jolley17436TUtah
SCORING BY QUARTERS1st2nd3rd4th
Team Totals701179658
Opponents Totals521055574
TEAM STATSTOP1ST DOWNSRushPassPen3RD DOWNAttPct4TH DOWNAttPctPENYDS
Team Totals2691311043469738
Opponents Totals21097991497942
SCORINGTDX1X1APCTFGFGAPCTSAFPTS
Errol Mann03737100.0223759.50103
Steve Owens100000060
Charlie Sanders50000030
Altie Taylor50000030
Larry Walton50000030
Greg Landry30000018
Earl McCullouch30000018
Ron Jessie20000114
Mike Lucci20000012
Lem Barney1000006
Bob Bell1000006
Mel Farr1000006
Mike Weger1000006
Wayne Walker022100.00002
Team Totals393939100.0223759.51341
Opponents Totals353535100.0132552.01286
FIELD GOALSMADEATTPCT1-1920-2930-3940-4950+
Errol Mann223759.56/68/97/151/30/4
Team Totals223759.56/68/97/151/30/4
Opponents Totals132552.01/110/109/108/111/1
RUSHINGATTYDSAVGLGTD
Steve Owens24610354.2238
Altie Taylor1747364.236t4
Greg Landry765307.0523
Mel Farr22642.9140
Paul Gipson4123.050
Bill Munson393.060
Bill Triplett441.060
Ron Jessie100.000
Earl McCullouch1-7-7.0-70
Larry Walton1-7-7.0-70
Team Totals53223764.55215
Opponents Totals43218424.34115
PASSINGATTCOMPCTINCYDSY/ATTY/COMLGTDTD%INTINT%TSYLNYPRTG
Greg Landry26113652.111222378.616.476t166.1135.029232200580.9
Bill Munson382155.3162165.710.33412.612.61521169.6
Larry Walton00000115-15
Team Totals29915752.512824538.215.676t175.7144.731252220179.5
Opponents Totals30616353.312121637.113.366175.6227.218146201764.5
RECEIVINGRECYDSAVGLGTD
Steve Owens3235010.974t2
Charlie Sanders3150216.249t5
Larry Walton3049116.460t5
Altie Taylor2627010.4641
Earl McCullouch2155226.376t3
Craig Cotton68814.7340
Mel Farr56012.0391
Ron Jessie48721.8510
Chuck Hughes13232.0320
Paul Gipson12121.0210
Team Totals157245315.676t17
Opponents Totals163216313.36617
INTERCEPTIONSINTYDSAVGLGTD
Dick LeBeau67612.7400
Mike Lucci57414.827t2
Wayne Rasmussen4317.8190
Lem Barney37826.028t1
Wayne Walker2126.080
Mike Weger11616.0160
Tommy Vaughn188.080
Team Totals2229513.4403
Opponents Totals1420714.8511
PUNTINGNOYDSAVGLGBLTBI20RYDSNYDSNET
Herman Weaver42175241.7632111
Team Totals42175241.7632111
Opponents Totals58232940.2611194
PUNT RETURNSNOFCYDSAVGLGTD
Lem Barney1421228.7380
Larry Walton66386.3250
Tommy Vaughn203015.0190
Dave Thompson1044.040
Chuck Hughes0100
Team Totals2391948.4380
Opponents Totals1861116.2150
KICKOFF RETURNSNOFCYDSAVGLGTD
Ron Jessie1647029.4102t2
Lem Barney922224.7480
Al Clark821627.0550
Paul Gipson510521.0270
Bobby Ray Williams411228.0400
Bill Triplett37023.3380
Ray Parson22613.0150
Ed Mooney284.080
Craig Cotton144.040
Wayne Rasmussen100.000
Team Totals51123324.2102t2
Opponents Totals70162723.2480
FUMBLESNOLOSTOWNOPPRECYDSTD
Lem Barney520200
Bob Bell00022251
Al Clark210100
Craig Cotton0011200
Larry Hand0002200
Ron Jessie320200
Greg Landry5404-20
Mike Lucci100000
Jim Mitchell100000
Paul Naumoff0002200
Steve Owens500000
Altie Taylor1120200
Dave Thompson0010100
Bill Triplett100000
Tommy Vaughn0001100
Wayne Walker0001100
Chuck Walton0010100
Larry Walton100000
Mike Weger00022551
Team Totals3521141125782
Opponents Totals23111019291
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