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1968 Detroit Lions (NFL)

4th place • Western Conference • Central Division • 4-8-2 .333
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Head Coach: Joe Schmidt
Jimmy DavidOverall Defense
Chuck KnoxOffensive Line
Jim MartinDefensive Line
Bill McPeakOverall Offense
John NorthReceivers
SCORES
DayDateOpponentScoreLocationVenueAttendance
Mon8/5/1968ABuffalo Bills9-13LBuffalo, NYWar Memorial Stadium40412
Sun8/11/1968APhiladelphia Eagles20-3WPhiladelphia, PAFranklin Field12176
Fri8/23/1968HBaltimore Colts14-7WDetroit, MITiger Stadium34082
Thu8/29/1968AWashington Redskins10-16LWashington, DCD.C. Stadium36721
Sat9/7/1968NNew York Jets6-9LCleveland, OHCleveland Stadium84918
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.

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Schedule Notes
ROSTER
PlayerNoPosHtWtAgeCollegeGPGS
John Baker78LDE6-627933North Carolina Central1313
Lem Barney20LCB6-118923Jackson State1414
Charlie Bradshaw79ROT6-625532Baylor1313
Mike Campbell21RB5-1120023Lenoir-Rhyne30
Gail Cogdill89FL6-220031Washington State33
Bill Cottrell52C6-326224Delaware Valley140
Jerry DePoyster15P-K6-120222Wyoming140
Nick Eddy40HB6-120724Notre Dame53
Mel Farr24FB6-220824UCLA97
Ed Flanagan54C6-324624Purdue1414
Rocky Freitas76ROT-LOT6-626723Oregon State61
Frank Gallagher68ROG6-224025North Carolina140
Billy Gambrell3FL5-1017527South Carolina1411
Jim Gibbons80TE6-222032Iowa140
Larry Hand74RDE6-524728Appalachian State11
Lew Kamanu85DE6-424524Weber State; Wenatchee Valley JC; Weber State30
Alex Karras71LDT6-224833Iowa1414
Greg Kent83DE6-627525Wisconsin; Utah50
Dave Kopay43HB-FB6-222026Marquette; Washington145
Bob Kowalkowski66ROG6-324325Virginia1414
Greg Landry11QB6-420522Massachusetts42
Dick LeBeau44RCB6-018531Ohio State1414
Mike Lucci53MLB6-223329Pittsburgh; Tennessee1212
Bill Malinchak81SE-FL6-119424Indiana140
Earl McCullouch25SE5-1117422Long Beach CC; Southern California1414
Ed Mooney62LB6-223023Western Nebraska CC; Texas Tech140
Denis Moore70RDE6-524724Southern California125
Bill Munson19QB6-220327Foothill JC; Utah State1212
Paul Naumoff58LLB6-121823Tennessee1414
Tom Nowatzke35FB6-322926Indiana141
Phil Odle23SE5-1119126Brigham Young140
Wayne Rasmussen47RS6-217926South Dakota State141
Joe Robb84LDE-RDE6-323831Texas Christian99
Jerry Rush82RDT6-426526Michigan State1414
Charlie Sanders88TE6-422522Minnesota1414
Roger Shoals73LOT6-425630Maryland1414
Chuck Sieminski61DT6-426228Penn State80
Bill Swain51MLB6-222927Oregon122
Bobby Thompson27CB5-1017929Compton JC; Arizona140
Bill Triplett38HB-FB6-221228Miami (Ohio)1212
Bill Triplett38HB-FB6-221228Miami (Ohio)1212
Tommy Vaughn48RS5-1119225Iowa State1313
Wayne Walker55RLB-K6-222532Idaho1414
Chuck Walton63LOG6-325327Iowa State1414
Mike Weger28LS6-219323Bowling Green State1413
Jim Welch46HB6-019130Southern Methodist140
DRAFT LIST
RoundOverallPlayerPosCollege
111Greg LandryQBMassachusetts
124Earl McCullouchESouthern California
237Jerry DePoysterKWyoming
374Charlie SandersTEMinnesota
493Ed MooneyLBTexas Tech
5120Phil OdleEBrigham Young
6148Mike SpitzerDESan Jose State
8202Terry MillerLBIllinois
9229Greg BartonQBTulsa
10256Granville LigginsLBOklahoma
11283Dwight LittleGKentucky
12310Ed CaruthersDBArizona
13337Chuck BaileyTHumboldt State
14364Richie DavisEUpsala
15391Jim OliverRBColorado State
16418Bob RokitaDEArizona State
SCORING BY QUARTERS1st2nd3rd4thPTS
Team Totals61386147207
Opponents Totals54574486241
TEAM STATSTOP1st DownsFDRFDPFDX3rd Down Efficiency4th Down EfficiencyPENPENY
Team Totals2218711915/ %/ %70810
Opponents Totals2149210517/ %/ %76658
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 GOALSMADEATTPCTBLLG1-1920-2930-3940-4950+
Wayne Walker61442.91431/12/41/32/40/2
Jerry DePoyster31520.02330/01/32/30/80/1
Team Totals92931.03431/13/73/62/120/3
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 Munson32918118114023117.012.886t154.682.439279203282.3
Greg Landry482323183387.014.780t24.2714.665028845.7
Team Totals37720420415826497.013.086t174.5154.045329232074.9
Opponents Totals33715715715624487.315.6123.6247.136291215753.4
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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