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1989 Detroit Lions (NFL) 3rd place National Football Conference Central Division 7-9-0 .438
Head Coach: Wayne Fontes
Administrative AssistantDon Clemons
Offensive Passing AssistantDarrel Davis
Special TeamsFrank Gansz
Quarterbacks/ReceiversJune Jones
Running BacksDave Levy
Defensive BacksBillie Matthews
Defensive LineDick Modzelewski
Staff AssistantMike Murphy
Inside LinebackersHerb Paterra
Tight EndsCharlie Sanders
Offensive LineJerry Wampfler
Defensive Coordinator/Outside LinebackersWoody Widenhofer
DayDateOpponentScoreLocationVenueAttendanceNotes
Sat8/12/1989HCleveland Browns24-25LPontiac, MIPontiac Silverdome44536
Sat8/19/1989HCincinnati Bengals3-35LPontiac, MIPontiac Silverdome43426
Fri8/25/1989ASeattle Seahawks7-13LSeattle, WAKingdome55829
Sat9/2/1989ALos Angeles Rams14-24LAnaheim, CAAnaheim Stadium39740
Sun9/10/1989HPhoenix Cardinals13-16LPontiac, MIPontiac Silverdome36735
Sun9/17/1989ANew York Giants14-24LEast Rutherford, NJGiants Stadium76021
Sun9/24/1989HChicago Bears27-47LPontiac, MIPontiac Silverdome71418
Sun10/1/1989HPittsburgh Steelers3-23LPontiac, MIPontiac Silverdome43804
Sun10/8/1989AMinnesota Vikings17-24LMinneapolis, MNMetrodome55380
Sun10/15/1989ATampa Bay Buccaneers17-16WTampa, FLTampa Stadium46225
Sun10/22/1989HMinnesota Vikings7-20LPontiac, MIPontiac Silverdome51579
Sun10/29/1989AGreen Bay Packers20-23LOTMilwaukee, WICounty Stadium53731
Sun11/5/1989AHouston Oilers31-35LHouston, TXAstrodome48056
Sun11/12/1989HGreen Bay Packers31-22WPontiac, MIPontiac Silverdome44324
Sun11/19/1989ACincinnati Bengals7-42LCincinnati, OHRiverfront Stadium55720
Thu11/23/1989HCleveland Browns13-10WPontiac, MIPontiac Silverdome65624
Sun12/3/1989HNew Orleans Saints21-14WPontiac, MIPontiac Silverdome38550
Sun12/10/1989AChicago Bears27-17WChicago, ILSoldier Field52650
Sun12/17/1989HTampa Bay Buccaneers33-7WPontiac, MIPontiac Silverdome40362
Sun12/24/1989AAtlanta Falcons31-24WAtlanta, GAAtlanta-Fulton County Stadium7092
Exhibition game. Playoff game. A=Away game. H=Home game. N=Neutral site game. W=Win. L=Loss. T=Tie. OT=Overtime.
NoPlayerPosHtWtAgeCollegeGPGS
32Bruce AlexanderLCB5-917124Stephen F. Austin State81
65Eric AndolsekLOG6-227723Louisiana State1616
6Jim ArnoldP6-321128Vanderbilt160
93Jerry BallNT6-131225Southern Methodist1616
36Bennie BladesSS6-122123Miami (Florida)1616
42Mike BrimCB6-019223Virginia Union20
97Kevin BrooksRDE6-627326Michigan1515
75Lomas BrownLOT6-428426Florida1616
95Mark BrownLB6-223528Los Angeles Southwest JC; Purdue63
50Toby CastonLB6-123524Louisiana State160
89Jeff ChadwickZR6-319029Grand Valley State11
82Robert ClarkXR5-1117624North Carolina Central1616
55Mike CoferROLB6-524529Tennessee157
99James CribbsDE6-326923Memphis70
39Ray CrockettCB-S5-1018422Baylor160
67Ken DallafiorROG6-428030Minnesota1611
94Byron DarbyDE6-426329Southern California10
77Keith FergusonRDE6-526030Ohio State41
80John FordWR6-220423Virginia71
14Bob GaglianoQB6-320531Glendale CC; U.S. International; Utah State117
70Chris GambolOT6-630325Iowa60
98Dennis GibsonRILB6-224125Iowa State66
53Kevin GloverC6-228026Maryland1616
23Mel GrayWR-RB5-916628Coffeyville CC; Purdue101
62Curtis GreenDE-NT6-326732Alabama State160
34James GriffinS6-219928Middle Tennessee State161
17Eric HippleQB6-221132Utah State11
43Jerry HolmesRCB6-217532Chowan JC; West Virginia1616
58George JamisonLB6-123027Cincinnati106
84Richard JohnsonWR5-717828Los Angeles Harbor JC; Colorado1615
83Troy JohnsonWR6-117527Southeastern Louisiana; Southern University92
57Victor JonesRILB6-224723Virginia Tech119
90Keith KarpinskiLB6-322523Penn State160
16Chuck LongQB6-421626Iowa10
61Trevor MatichC6-427928Brigham Young110
89Keith McDonaldYR5-816526Santa Monica JC; San Jose State64
29Bruce McNortonCB5-1117530Georgetown (Kentucky)80
74Joe MilinichikROG6-529026North Carolina State151
44John MillerS6-119223Michigan State90
81Stacey MobleyYR5-817224Jackson State105
3Eddie MurrayK5-1118833Tulane160
51Niko NogaLB6-123527Hawaii141
49Tony PaigeSB5-1123527Virginia Tech164
26Carl PainterRB5-918525Hampton150
25Paul PalmerRB5-918125Temple50
9Rodney PeeteQB6-022823Southern California88
96Lawrence PeteNT6-029023Nebraska160
24Jason PhillipsWR5-716623Taft JC; Houston166
73Harvey SalemROT6-628628California108
20Barry SandersRB5-820221Oklahoma State1513
64Eric SandersOT-OG6-728231Nevada-Reno167
54Chris SpielmanLILB6-024724Ohio State1616
87Walter StanleyWR5-918027Colorado; Colorado Mesa1412
21Terry TaylorLCB5-1019128Southern Illinois1515
60Mike UtleyROT6-628824Washington State55
35William WhiteFS5-1019823Ohio State1515
76Eric WilliamsLDE6-428327Washington State1616
59Jimmy WilliamsLOLB6-323029Nebraska1616
28Mike WilliamsWR5-1017723Northeastern10
28Jerry WoodsCB5-1018723Northern Michigan20
DRAFT LISTRoundOverallPosCollegeNotes
Barry Sanders13RBOklahoma State
John Ford230WRVirginia
Mike Utley359GWashington State
Ray Crockett486DBBaylor
Lawrence Pete5115DTNebraska
Rodney Peete6141QBSouthern California
Jerry Woods7170DBNorthern Michigan
Chris Parker8197DTWest Virginia
Derek MacCready9226DEOhio State
Jason Phillips10253WRHouston
Keith Karpinski11282LBPenn State
James Cribbs12309DEMemphis
SCORING BY QUARTERS1st2nd3rd4thOT
Team Totals6810865710
Opponents Totals2915689873
TEAM STATSTOP1ST DOWNSRushPassPen3RD DOWNAttPct4TH DOWNAttPctPENYDS
Team Totals26:14274117139186318933.381361.5121977
Opponents Totals33:4631498189278322037.7101471.4107993
SCORINGTDX1X1APCTFGFGAPCTSAFPTS
Eddie Murray03636100.0202195.2096
Barry Sanders140000084
Richard Johnson80000048
Bob Gagliano40000024
Rodney Peete40000024
Robert Clark20000012
Eric Hipple1000006
Jerry Holmes1000006
Jason Phillips1000006
William White1000006
Team Totals363636100.0202195.20312
Opponents Totals42414297.6233369.71364
FIELD GOALSMADEATTPCT1-1920-2930-3940-4950+
Eddie Murray202195.20/03/38/98/81/1
Team Totals202195.20/03/38/98/81/1
Opponents Totals233369.70/011/127/95/100/1
RUSHINGATTYDSAVGLGTD
Barry Sanders28014705.33414
Bob Gagliano411924.7194
Rodney Peete331484.514t4
Tony Paige301053.5160
Carl Painter15644.390
Richard Johnson12383.2140
Mel Gray3227.3140
Eric Hipple2115.5101
Lomas Brown133.030
Chuck Long320.760
Keith McDonald1-2-2.0-20
Team Totals42120534.93423
Opponents Totals45416213.653t18
PASSINGATTCOMPCTINCYDSY/ATTY/COMLGTDTD%INTINT%TSYLNYPRTG
Bob Gagliano23211750.410316717.214.375t62.6125.225153151861.2
Rodney Peete19510352.88314797.614.46952.694.627164131567.0
Eric Hipple18738.98905.012.93000.0316.75266415.7
Chuck Long5240.03428.421.03700.000.0004270.4
Team Totals45022950.919732827.314.375t112.4245.357343293960.8
Opponents Totals57037064.918441937.411.369t193.3162.840277391686.2
RECEIVINGRECYDSAVGLGTD
Richard Johnson70109115.675t8
Robert Clark4174818.2692
Jason Phillips3035211.755t1
Walter Stanley2430412.7370
Barry Sanders2428211.8460
Stacey Mobley1315812.2300
Keith McDonald1213811.5240
John Ford55611.2370
Carl Painter34113.7270
Mel Gray24723.5300
Troy Johnson22914.5220
Tony Paige22713.5150
Jeff Chadwick199.090
Team Totals229328214.375t11
Opponents Totals370419311.369t19
INTERCEPTIONSINTYDSAVGLGTD
Jerry Holmes67712.8361
Jimmy Williams5153.090
Dennis Gibson11010.0100
Ray Crockett155.050
Niko Noga100.000
Terry Taylor100.000
William White100.000
Team Totals161076.7361
Opponents Totals2444718.690t3
PUNTINGNOYDSAVGLGBLTBI20RYDSNYDSNET
Jim Arnold82353843.1641914373298536.0
Team Totals83353842.6641914373298536.0
Opponents Totals80329341.258922572254131.8
PUNT RETURNSNOFCYDSAVGLGTD
Walter Stanley36549613.8740
Mel Gray112766.9150
Jerry Woods0100
Team Totals47857212.2740
Opponents Totals46123738.1300
KICKOFF RETURNSNOFCYDSAVGLGTD
Mel Gray24064026.7570
Paul Palmer11025523.2620
Walter Stanley909510.6190
Barry Sanders5011823.6430
Bruce Alexander5010020.0250
Jerry Woods202814.0150
Ken Dallafior20136.5130
Carl Painter101414.0140
Ray Crockett1088.080
James Griffin1011.010
John Miller01000
Team Totals611127220.9620
Opponents Totals65103716.099t1
SACKSNOYDS
Jerry Ball9.0
Mike Cofer9.0
Eric Williams5.5
Chris Spielman5.0
Jimmy Williams4.0
Kevin Brooks2.0
George Jamison2.0
Bruce McNorton1.0
Lawrence Pete1.0
William White1.0
James Griffin0.5
Team Totals40.0277.0
Opponents Totals57.0343.0
FUMBLESNOLOSTOWNOPPRECYDSTD
Jerry Ball0003300
Bennie Blades0001100
Kevin Brooks101130
Lomas Brown0010100
Robert Clark200000
Ray Crockett0001100
Bob Gagliano3202-10
Dennis Gibson00033-40
Richard Johnson300000
Victor Jones0002200
John Miller0001100
Tony Paige110100
Carl Painter100000
Rodney Peete930300
Jason Phillips110100
Barry Sanders1000000
Chris Spielman00022310
Walter Stanley510100
Terry Taylor00011350
William White00101201
Jimmy Williams0001100
Jerry Woods100000
Team Totals3727101626841
Opponents Totals28161124350
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