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1983 Detroit Lions (NFL) 1st place National Football Conference Central Division 9-7-0 .553
Head Coach: Monte Clark
Special AssignmentsDon Doll
Offensive LineFred Hoaglin
Offensive BacksBill Johnson
Defensive LineEddie Khayat
Special TeamsJoe Madden
Offensive CoordinatorTed Marchibroda
Defensive BacksMel Phillips
ReceiversLarry Seiple
DayDateOpponentScoreLocationVenueAttendanceNotes
Fri8/5/1983APhiladelphia Eagles17-21LPhiladelphia, PAVeterans Stadium40258
Sat8/13/1983AKansas City Chiefs17-13WKansas City, MOArrowhead Stadium32885
Sat8/20/1983HBuffalo Bills16-17LPontiac, MIPontiac Silverdome41815
Sat8/27/1983HCincinnati Bengals34-7WPontiac, MIPontiac Silverdome41992
Sun9/4/1983ATampa Bay Buccaneers11-0WTampa, FLTampa Stadium62154
Sun9/11/1983HCleveland Browns26-31LPontiac, MIPontiac Silverdome60095
Sun9/18/1983HAtlanta Falcons14-30LPontiac, MIPontiac Silverdome54622
Sun9/25/1983AMinnesota Vikings17-20LMinneapolis, MNMetrodome58254
Sun10/2/1983ALos Angeles Rams10-21LAnaheim, CAAnaheim Stadium49403
Sun10/9/1983HGreen Bay Packers38-14WPontiac, MIPontiac Silverdome67738
Sun10/16/1983HChicago Bears31-17WPontiac, MIPontiac Silverdome66709
Sun10/23/1983AWashington Redskins17-38LWashington, DCRFK Stadium43189
Sun10/30/1983AChicago Bears38-17WChicago, ILSoldier Field58764
Mon11/7/1983HNew York Giants15-9WPontiac, MIPontiac Silverdome68985
Sun11/13/1983AHouston Oilers17-27LHouston, TXAstrodome40660
Sun11/20/1983AGreen Bay Packers23-20WOTMilwaukee, WICounty Stadium50050
Thu11/24/1983HPittsburgh Steelers45-3WPontiac, MIPontiac Silverdome77724
Mon12/5/1983HMinnesota Vikings13-3WPontiac, MIPontiac Silverdome79169
Sun12/11/1983ACincinnati Bengals9-17LCincinnati, OHRiverfront Stadium45728
Sun12/18/1983HTampa Bay Buccaneers23-20WPontiac, MIPontiac Silverdome78392
Sat12/31/1983ASan Francisco 49ers23-24LSan Francisco, CACandlestick Park58286NFC Divisional Playoff
Non-league game. Playoff game. A=Away game. H=Home game. N=Neutral site game. W=Win. L=Loss. T=Tie. OT=Overtime.
NoPlayerPosHtWtAgeCollegeGPGS
54Roosevelt BarnesLB6'222625Purdue161
11Mike BlackP6'219722Arizona State160
24Dexter BusseyRB6'120531Oklahoma; Texas-Arlington153
41James CaverWR-S5'917523Missouri20
89Jeff ChadwickWR6'319023Grand Valley State164
53Garry CobbLLB6'223126Southern California1515
66Mike CoferDE6'524523Tennessee166
50August CurleyLB6'322223Southern California100
16Gary DanielsonQB6'219532Purdue100
73Mike DawsonLDT6'326230Arizona167
72Chris DieterichLOT6'327525North Carolina State1616
58Steve DoigLB6'224023New Hampshire90
70Keith DorneyROT6'528526Penn State1312
61Homer EliasLOG6'325528Tennessee State1414
78Doug EnglishRDT6'525630Texas1515
74Mike FanningDT6'625530Notre Dame145
57Ken FantettiMLB6'223026Wyoming1616
65Amos FowlerC6'325327Southern Mississippi164
79William GayRDE6'526028San Diego CC; Southern California1515
33Bill GrahamFS5'1119124Texas1414
26Hector GrayCB6'119026Florida State10
67Don GrecoROG6'326024Western Illinois1212
62Curtis GreenLDE6'326726Alabama State1616
35Alvin HallRS5'1019325Miami (Ohio)1616
51James HarrellLB6'122226Florida160
23Maurice HarveyS5'1019027Ball State90
17Eric HippleQB6'221126Utah State1616
31Ken JenkinsRB5'818424Bucknell120
21Demetrious JohnsonLS5'1119022Missouri142
20James JonesRB6'223022Florida1414
32Rick KaneRB6'020029Oregon; San Jose State140
25Horace KingRB5'1020530Georgia161
43Al LatimerRCB5'1117226Ferrum JC; Clemson88
64Larry LeeOG-C6'226324UCLA166
83Robbie MartinWR5'818725Cal Poly (San Luis Obispo)100
81Reese McCallTE6'623827Auburn165
29Bruce McNortonCB-S5'1117524Georgetown (Kentucky)168
63Martin MossDT6'425225UCLA150
52Steve MottC6'327022Alabama1312
3Eddie MurrayK5'1118827Tulane160
89Mark NicholsWR6'220824Bakersfield CC; San Jose State1611
80Ulysses NorrisTE6'423026Georgia1515
84Rob RubickTE6'323423Grand Valley State161
87Freddie ScottWR6'217531Amherst150
20Billy SimsRB5'1121228Oklahoma1312
71Rich StrengerOT6'728523Michigan164
39Leonard ThompsonWR5'1119031Arizona Western JC; Oklahoma State1312
38Vince ThompsonRB6'023026Villanova102
55Tom TurnureC6'425326Washington160
34Danny WagonerCB-S5'1018024Kansas140
27Bobby WatkinsLCB5'1018423Texas State1616
59Jimmy WilliamsRLB6'323023Nebraska1616
DRAFT LISTRoundOverallPosCollegeNotes
James Jones113RBFlorida
Rich Strenger240TMichigan
Mike Cofer367DETennessee
August Curley494LBSouthern California
Demetrious Johnson5115DBMissourifrom LARM
Steve Mott5121CAlabama
Todd Brown6154WRNebraska
Mike Black7181PArizona State
Bill Stapleton8208DBWashington
Dave Laube10261GPenn State
Ben Tate11287RBNorth Carolina Central
Jim Lane12321CIdaho State
SCORING BY QUARTERS1st2nd3rd4thOT
Team Totals7310988743
Opponents Totals5412237730
TEAM STATSTOP1ST DOWNSRushPassPen3RD DOWNAttPct4TH DOWNAttPctPENYDS
Team Totals30:08315136156239722443.3118988
Opponents Totals29:52324133161308021337.61171062
SCORINGTDX1X1APCTFGFGAPCTSAFPTS
Eddie Murray03838100.0253278.10113
James Jones70000042
Ulysses Norris70000042
Billy Sims70000042
Jeff Chadwick40000024
Leonard Thompson40000024
Eric Hipple30000018
Dexter Bussey1000006
Robbie Martin1000006
Mark Nichols1000006
Rob Rubick1000006
Freddie Scott1000006
Vince Thompson1000006
Doug English0000024
Mike Fanning0000012
Team Totals383838100.0253278.13347
Opponents Totals33323397.0182669.21286
FIELD GOALSMADEATTPCT1-1920-2930-3940-4950+
Eddie Murray253278.10/06/613/153/73/4
Team Totals253278.10/06/613/153/73/4
Opponents Totals182669.20/09/104/64/81/2
RUSHINGATTYDSAVGLGTD
Billy Sims22010404.7417
James Jones1354753.5186
Dexter Bussey572494.4260
Eric Hipple411714.2273
Vince Thompson401383.5101
Leonard Thompson47218.040t1
Rick Kane4194.890
Mark Nichols11313.0130
Gary Danielson681.380
Horace King362.040
Mike Black2-10-5.000
Team Totals51321814.34118
Opponents Totals50321044.24211
PASSINGATTCOMPCTINCYDSY/ATTY/COMLGTDTD%INTINT%TSYLNYPRTG
Eric Hipple38720452.716525776.712.680t123.1184.737274230364.7
Gary Danielson1135952.2507206.412.25476.243.586865278.0
James Jones200.0200.000.000.000039.6
Mike Black100.0000.000.01100.00000.0
Team Totals50326352.321732976.612.580t193.8234.645342295566.5
Opponents Totals51529757.719634016.611.584214.1224.343289311273.5
RECEIVINGRECYDSAVGLGTD
James Jones4646710.2461
Billy Sims4241910.0540
Leonard Thompson4175218.380t3
Jeff Chadwick4061715.4454
Mark Nichols2943715.146t1
Ulysses Norris2629111.2417
Rob Rubick10818.1151
Horace King9768.4140
Dexter Bussey8496.114t1
Freddie Scott57114.2251
Vince Thompson4164.080
Rick Kane2157.590
Reese McCall166.060
Team Totals263329712.580t19
Opponents Totals297340111.58421
INTERCEPTIONSINTYDSAVGLGTD
Bruce McNorton7304.3150
Bobby Watkins44812.0310
Garry Cobb4194.8130
Roosevelt Barnes27035.0700
Alvin Hall2189.0180
Ken Fantetti200.000
Al Latimer100.000
Team Totals221858.4700
Opponents Totals2324110.5310
PUNTINGNOYDSAVGLGBLTBI20RYDSNYDSNET
Mike Black71291141.0601917302242933.7
Team Totals72291140.4601917302242933.7
Opponents Totals79316740.1642914522246531.2
PUNT RETURNSNOFCYDSAVGLGTD
Ken Jenkins23123010.0430
Robbie Martin15318312.281t1
Alvin Hall8410913.6660
Al Latimer0100
Team Totals46952211.481t1
Opponents Totals3943027.7330
KICKOFF RETURNSNOFCYDSAVGLGTD
Alvin Hall23049221.4320
Ken Jenkins22045920.9300
Robbie Martin8014017.5510
James Caver407117.8330
Horace King101111.0110
Larry Lee101111.0110
August Curley1077.070
Ulysses Norris1000.000
Team Totals610119119.5510
Opponents Totals71114616.1490
SACKSNOYDS
William Gay13.5
Doug English13.0
Curtis Green4.5
Mike Cofer4.5
Jimmy Williams1.0
James Harrell1.0
Ken Fantetti1.0
Mike Fanning1.0
Mike Dawson1.0
Garry Cobb1.0
Roosevelt Barnes1.0
Martin Moss0.5
Team Totals43.0289.0
Opponents Totals45.0342.0
FUMBLESNOLOSTOWNOPPRECYDSTD
Roosevelt Barnes0001100
Mike Black100000
Dexter Bussey100000
James Caver100000
Garry Cobb0002200
Mike Cofer0001100
Gary Danielson210100
Chris Dieterich0010100
Homer Elias0010100
Ken Fantetti0001100
William Gay00011110
Bill Graham0003300
Don Greco0010100
Alvin Hall102200
Eric Hipple1260600
Ken Jenkins210100
Demetrious Johnson0001100
James Jones410100
Horace King0010100
Robbie Martin310100
Steve Mott100000
Mark Nichols200000
Ulysses Norris0010100
Freddie Scott100000
Billy Sims640400
Leonard Thompson210100
Vince Thompson100000
Bobby Watkins112360
Jimmy Williams0001100
Team Totals4120211536170
Opponents Totals33151816340
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