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1974 Detroit Lions (NFL) 2nd place National Football Conference Central Division 7-7-0 .500
Head Coach: Rick Forzano
ReceiversRaymond Berry
Assistant CoachWally English
Assistant CoachJerry Glanville
Defensive BacksBob Hollway
Defensive LineEddie Khayat
Offensive LineLeon McLaughlin
Bill McPeak
LinebackersJohn Meyer
DayDateOpponentScoreLocationVenueAttendanceNotes
Mon8/5/1974AKansas City Chiefs12-20LKansas City, MOArrowhead Stadium35521
Fri8/9/1974ABaltimore Colts6-3WBaltimore, MDMemorial Stadium6792
Fri8/16/1974HOakland Raiders10-41LDetroit, MITiger Stadium30055
Mon8/26/1974ACincinnati Bengals14-27LCincinnati, OHRiverfront Stadium54682
Fri8/30/1974ABuffalo Bills7-28LOrchard Park, NYRich Stadium59411
Sat9/7/1974HCleveland Browns21-7WDetroit, MITiger Stadium42905
Sun9/15/1974AChicago Bears9-17LChicago, ILSoldier Field48134
Sun9/22/1974HMinnesota Vikings6-7LDetroit, MITiger Stadium44546
Sun9/29/1974AGreen Bay Packers19-21LMilwaukee, WICounty Stadium45970
Sun10/6/1974ALos Angeles Rams13-16LLos Angeles, CAMemorial Coliseum56599
Mon10/14/1974HSan Francisco 49ers17-13WDetroit, MITiger Stadium45199
Sun10/20/1974AMinnesota Vikings20-16WBloomington, MNMetropolitan Stadium47807
Sun10/27/1974HGreen Bay Packers19-17WDetroit, MITiger Stadium51775
Sun11/3/1974HNew Orleans Saints19-14WDetroit, MITiger Stadium43256
Sun11/10/1974AOakland Raiders13-35LOakland, CAOakland-Alameda County Coliseum51973
Sun11/17/1974HNew York Giants20-19WDetroit, MITiger Stadium40431
Sun11/24/1974HChicago Bears34-17WDetroit, MITiger Stadium40930
Thu11/28/1974HDenver Broncos27-31LDetroit, MITiger Stadium51157
Sun12/8/1974ACincinnati Bengals23-19WCincinnati, OHRiverfront Stadium45159
Sun12/15/1974APhiladelphia Eagles17-28LPhiladelphia, PAVeterans Stadium57157
Exhibition game. Playoff game. A=Away game. H=Home game. N=Neutral site game. W=Win. L=Loss. T=Tie. OT=Overtime.
NoPlayerPosHtWtAgeCollegeGPGS
20Lem BarneyLCB6-118929Jackson State1312
81T.C. BlairTE6-422023Tulsa110
24Dexter BusseyRB6-120522Oklahoma; Texas-Arlington110
46Carl CapriaS6-318522Purdue120
35Leon CrosswhiteRB6-221523Oklahoma141
29Ben DavisRCB5-1118329Defiance92
60Guy DennisLOG-C6-225427Florida123
54Ed FlanaganC6-324630Purdue1313
76Rocky FreitasROT6-626729Oregon State1414
39Bill FrohboseS6-018522Miami (Florida)20
74Larry HandRDE-LDE6-524734Appalachian State138
58Mike HenniganLB6-221023Tennessee Tech140
30Jim HooksRB5-1122524Central Oklahoma85
70Billy HowardDE6-425524Alcorn State120
45Ray JarvisWR6-019725Norfolk State132
26Dick JauronRS6-019024Yale1414
89Ron JessieWR6-018326Imperial Valley JC; Kansas1212
23Levi JohnsonRCB6-319624Texas A&M-Kingsville1413
64Gordon JolleyLOT6-523025Utah112
31Jimmie Lee JonesRB5-1020524East Los Angeles JC; UCLA142
66Bob KowalkowskiROG6-324331Virginia1414
11Greg LandryQB6-420528Massachusetts53
52Jim LaslavicMLB6-223723Penn State1414
12Errol MannK6-020233North Dakota140
83Jim MitchellRDT6-324726Virginia State1414
19Bill MunsonQB6-220333Foothill JC; Utah State1111
50Paul NaumoffLLB6-121829Tennessee1414
55Ed O'NeilLB6-323522Penn State140
80Herb OrvisLDT6-524828Colorado1414
36Steve OwensRB6-221727Oklahoma118
86Bob PickardWR6-019022Xavier (Ohio)141
72Ernie PriceLDE6-424524Texas A&M-Kingsville116
61Fred RothwellC6-324022Kansas State140
88Charlie SandersTE6-422528Minnesota1414
82Ken SandersLDE6-524224Howard Payne1414
84John SmallLB6-426328The Citadel130
42Altie TaylorRB5-1019927Diablo Valley JC; Utah State1312
21Jim ThrowerLS6-219427Texas A&M-Commerce121
63Chuck WaltonLOG6-325333Iowa State1412
49Larry WaltonWR5-1118027Trinidad State JC; Arizona State1311
59Charlie WeaverRLB6-222525Arizona Western JC; Southern California1414
18Herman WeaverP6-421026Tennessee140
47Charlie WestLS-RCB6-119028Angelo State; Texas-El Paso1310
67Daryl WhiteOG6-325023Nebraska100
40Doug WyattLS6-119528Tulsa124
17Sam WycheQB6-421329Furman140
75Jim YarbroughLOT6-626128Florida1212
34Mickey ZofkoRB6-319525Auburn40
DRAFT LISTRoundOverallPosCollegeNotes
Ed O'Neil18LBPenn Statefrom NO
Billy Howard239DTAlcorn State
Dexter Bussey365RBTexas-Arlington
Carl Capria5117DBPurdue
Willie Burden6139RBNorth Carolina Statefrom NO
Jimmie Davis6143GAlcorn State
Efren Herrera7169KUCLA
Mike Denimarck8195LBEmporia State
Dave Wooley10247RBCentral Oklahoma
T.C. Blair11273TETulsa
Mark Wakefield12299WRTampa
Fred Rothwell13325CKansas State
David Jones14351DBHoward Payne
John Wells15377GKansas State
Myron Wilson16403DBBowling Green State
Collis Temple17429DELouisiana State
SCORING BY QUARTERS1st2nd3rd4thOT
Team Totals39805384
Opponents Totals40869351
TEAM STATSTOP1ST DOWNSRushingPassingPenalty3RD DOWN EFFICIENCY4TH DOWN EFFICIENCYPENYDS
Team Totals21188114963/177 35.6%/ %86719
Opponents Totals2701271241969/202 34.2%/ %71566
SCORINGTDX1X1APCTFGFGAPCTSAFPTS
Errol Mann0232688.5233271.9092
Altie Taylor60000036
Ron Jessie40000024
Levi Johnson30000018
Steve Owens30000018
Charlie Sanders30000018
Larry Walton30000018
Leon Crosswhite1000006
Jimmie Lee Jones1000006
Greg Landry1000006
Bill Munson1000006
Bob Pickard1000006
Jim Mitchell0000012
(Team)0010.00000
Team Totals27232785.2233271.91256
Opponents Totals30283093.3203262.51270
FIELD GOALSMADEATTPCT1-1920-2930-3940-4950+
Errol Mann233271.90/06/83/154/80/1
Team Totals233271.90/06/83/154/80/1
Opponents Totals203262.52/25/66/77/150/1
RUSHINGATTYDSAVGLGTD
Altie Taylor1505323.5275
Steve Owens973743.9273
Jimmie Lee Jones321474.6211
Jim Hooks441433.3170
Greg Landry22954.3191
Leon Crosswhite12494.191
Bill Munson18402.291
Dexter Bussey9222.490
Ron Jessie6172.818t1
Mickey Zofko362.030
Bob Pickard155.050
Larry Walton231.5100
Sam Wyche100.000
Team Totals39714333.62713
Opponents Totals48621024.36417
PASSINGATTCOMPCTINCYDSY/ATTY/COMLGTDTD%INTINT%TSYLNYPRTG
Bill Munson29216656.811918746.411.35682.772.424172170275.3
Greg Landry824959.8305727.011.74533.733.7118348977.9
Larry Walton2150.012914.529.02900.000.0002995.8
Sam Wyche100.0000.000.01100.00000.0
Team Totals37721657.315024756.611.556112.9112.935255222074.8
Opponents Totals40521954.116924236.011.173133.2174.224187223665.3
RECEIVINGRECYDSAVGLGTD
Ron Jessie5476114.1463
Charlie Sanders4253212.7473
Larry Walton3140413.0483
Altie Taylor302939.8341
Steve Owens241586.6130
Jim Hooks9535.9190
Bob Pickard88811.0181
Jimmie Lee Jones4358.8150
Dexter Bussey4246.080
Ray Jarvis38729.0560
Leon Crosswhite33110.3130
Mickey Zofko3155.080
Bill Munson1-6-6.0-60
Team Totals216247511.55611
Opponents Totals219242311.17313
INTERCEPTIONSINTYDSAVGLGTD
Levi Johnson513927.855t2
Lem Barney46115.3390
Charlie Weaver341.330
Dick Jauron12626.0260
Ben Davis11414.0140
Jim Laslavic11414.0140
Paul Naumoff188.080
Charlie West100.000
Team Totals1726615.655t2
Opponents Totals1114913.5370
PUNTINGNOYDSAVGLGBLTBI20RYDSNYDSNET
Herman Weaver72277238.5612
Errol Mann11818.0180
Team Totals73279038.2612275
Opponents Totals62230437.2584429
PUNT RETURNSNOFCYDSAVGLGTD
Dick Jauron17728616.8580
Charlie West60325.390
Ray Jarvis506212.4340
Lem Barney51377.4110
Carl Capria121212.0120
Team Totals341042912.6580
Opponents Totals37102757.4450
KICKOFF RETURNSNOFCYDSAVGLGTD
Jimmie Lee Jones3892724.4590
Ray Jarvis59018.0230
Dexter Bussey55911.8210
Charlie West47117.8250
Ron Jessie25527.5310
Dick Jauron22110.5210
Mickey Zofko2199.5170
Larry Walton12222.0220
Guy Dennis11818.0180
Leon Crosswhite11111.0110
Levi Johnson100.000
Team Totals62129320.9590
Opponents Totals60125620.9520
Team Totals24.0187.0Opponents Totals35.0255.0
FUMBLESNOLOSTOWNOPPRECYDSTD
T.C. Blair0001100
Dexter Bussey110100
Leon Crosswhite101100
Larry Hand0010100
Jim Hooks100000
Ray Jarvis100000
Dick Jauron0001100
Ron Jessie300000
Levi Johnson100000
Jimmie Lee Jones410100
Greg Landry210100
Jim Laslavic0001100
Jim Mitchell0001100
Bill Munson210100
Paul Naumoff0001100
Herb Orvis0001140
Steve Owens200000
Ernie Price0002230
Charlie Sanders100000
Ken Sanders0002200
Altie Taylor210100
Jim Thrower0001100
Larry Walton100000
Charlie West110100
Jim Yarbrough0011200
Team Totals23158132170
Opponents Totals2313814220
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