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1974 Detroit Lions: 7-7-0
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Home record: 5-2-0 (142 points scored, 119 allowed) Road record: 2-5-0 (114 points scored, 152 allowed) Head Coach: Rick Forzano 256 points scored (14th of 26 teams), 271 points allowed (15th) NFL Averages: 18.2 points/game (254.5 points/team) Team stats and rankings: ---------------- PASSING ---------------- ----------- RUSHING ---------- --- TOTAL --- Cmp Att Yards (Rank) Yd/Att TD Int Att Yards (Rank) Yd/Att TD Yards (Rank) Turnovers Offense: 216 377 2,220 (11) 5.39 11 11 397 1,433 (24) 3.6 13 3,653 (19) 25 Defense: 219 405 2,236 (17) 5.21 13 17 486 2,102 (20) 4.3 17 4,338 (20) 30


Team roster (starters in bold): # Player Pos GP Hgt Wgt Age Exp College 11 Greg Landry QB 5 6'4 210 27 7 Massachusetts 12 Errol Mann K 14 6'0 200 33 7 North Dakota 17 Sam Wyche QB 14 6'4 220 29 6 Furman 18 Herman Weaver P 14 6'4 210 25 5 Tennessee 19 Bill Munson QB 11 6'2 210 33 11 Utah State 20 Lem Barney DB 13 6'0 190 29 8 Jackson State 21 Jim Thrower DB 12 6'2 195 26 5 East Texas State 23 Levi Johnson DB 14 6'3 190 24 2 Texas A&I 24 Dexter Bussey RB 11 6'1 195 22 R Texas-Arlington 26 Dick Jauron DB 14 6'0 190 24 2 Yale 29 Ben Davis DB 9 5'11 180 29 8 Defiance 30 Jim Hooks RB 8 5'11 225 24 2 Central Oklahoma 31 Jimmie Jones RB 14 5'10 205 24 1 UCLA 34 Mickey Zofko RB 4 6'3 195 25 4 Auburn 35 Leon Crosswhite RB 14 6'2 215 23 2 Oklahoma 36 Steve Owens RB 11 6'2 215 26 5 Oklahoma 39 Bill Frohbose DB 2 6'0 185 22 R Miami 40 Doug Wyatt DB 12 6'1 195 28 5 Tulsa 40 Charlie West DB 13 6'1 200 28 7 Texas-El Paso 42 Altie Taylor RB 13 5'10 200 27 6 Utah State 45 Ray Jarvis WR 13 5'10 195 25 4 Norfolk State 46 Carl Capria DB 12 6'3 185 22 R Purdue 49 Larry Walton WR 13 5'11 185 27 6 Arizona State 50 Paul Naumoff LB 14 6'1 215 29 8 Tennessee 52 Jim Laslavic LB 14 6'2 230 23 2 Penn State 54 Ed Flanagan C 13 6'3 245 30 10 Purdue 55 Ed O'Neil LB 14 6'3 245 22 R Penn State 58 Mike Hennigan LB 14 6'2 210 23 2 Tennessee Tech 59 Charlie Weaver LB 14 6'2 220 25 4 Southern California 60 Guy Dennis OG 12 6'2 255 27 6 Florida 61 Fred Rothwell C 14 6'3 240 22 R Kansas State 63 Chuck Walton OG 14 6'3 256 33 8 Iowa State 64 Gordon Jolley OT 11 6'5 250 25 3 Utah 66 Bob Kowalkowski OG 14 6'3 240 30 9 Virginia 67 Daryl White OG 10 6'3 250 23 R Nebraska 70 Billy Howard DT 12 6'4 245 24 R Alcorn State 72 Ernie Price DE 11 6'4 255 24 2 Texas A&I 74 Larry Hand DE 13 6'4 250 34 10 Appalachian State 75 Jim Yarbrough OT 12 6'6 265 28 6 Florida 76 Rocky Freitas OT 14 6'6 270 29 7 Oregon State 80 Herb Orvis DE 14 6'5 240 28 3 Colorado 81 T.C. Blair TE 11 6'4 220 23 R Tulsa 82 Ken Sanders DE 14 6'5 240 24 3 Howard Payne 83 Jim Mitchell DE 14 6'3 245 27 5 Prairie View A&M 84 John Small DT 13 6'5 260 27 5 Citadel 86 Bob Pickard WR 14 6'0 185 22 R Xavier 88 Charlie Sanders TE 14 6'4 225 28 7 Minnesota 89 Ron Jessie WR 12 6'0 185 26 4 Kansas
Per Per Passing Att Cmp Pct Yards Att Cmp TD TD% Int Int% Sack Loss Rating Bill Munson 292 166 56.8 1,874 6.42 11.3 8 2.7 7 2.4 24 172 75.3 Greg Landry 82 49 59.8 572 6.98 11.7 3 3.7 3 3.7 11 83 77.9 Larry Walton 2 1 50.0 29 14.50 29.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0 95.8 Sam Wyche 1 0 0.0 0 0.00 0.0 0 0.0 1 100.0 0 0 0.0
Receiving             Rec  Yards    Avg   TD
Ron Jessie             54    761   14.1    3
Charlie Sanders        42    532   12.7    3
Larry Walton           31    404   13.0    3
Altie Taylor           30    293    9.8    1
Steve Owens            24    158    6.6    0
Jim Hooks               9     53    5.9    0
Bob Pickard             8     88   11.0    1
Jimmie Jones            4     35    8.8    0
Dexter Bussey           4     24    6.0    0
Ray Jarvis              3     87   29.0    0
Leon Crosswhite         3     31   10.3    0
Mickey Zofko            3     15    5.0    0
Bill Munson             1     -6   -6.0    0
Rushing               Att  Yards    Avg   TD
Altie Taylor          150    532    3.5    5
Steve Owens            97    374    3.9    3
Jimmie Jones           32    147    4.6    1
Jim Hooks              44    143    3.2    0
Greg Landry            22     95    4.3    1
Leon Crosswhite        12     49    4.1    1
Bill Munson            18     40    2.2    1
Dexter Bussey           9     22    2.4    0
Ron Jessie              6     17    2.8    1
Mickey Zofko            3      6    2.0    0
Bob Pickard             1      5    5.0    0
Larry Walton            2      3    1.5    0
Sam Wyche               1      0    0.0    0
Kickoff Returns       Att  Yards    Avg   TD
Jimmie Jones           38    927   24.4    0
Ray Jarvis              5     90   18.0    0
Dexter Bussey           5     59   11.8    0
Charlie West            4     71   17.8    0
Ron Jessie              2     55   27.5    0
Dick Jauron             2     21   10.5    0
Mickey Zofko            2     19    9.5    0
Larry Walton            1     22   22.0    0
Guy Dennis              1     18   18.0    0
Leon Crosswhite         1     11   11.0    0
Levi Johnson            1      0    0.0    0
Punt Returns          Att  Yards    Avg   FC   TD
Dick Jauron            17    286   16.8    7    0
Charlie West            6     32    5.3    0    0
Ben Davis               5     62   12.4    0    0
Lem Barney              5     37    7.4    1    0
Carl Capria             1     12   12.0    2    0
Punting Punts Yards Avg TB In20 Blk Ret Yards Net Herman Weaver 72 2,772 38.5 0 0 2 0 0 37.5 Errol Mann 1 18 18.0 0 0 0 0 0 18.0 Kicking 0-19 20-29 30-39 40-49 50+ Total PAT Pts Errol Mann 0/0 6/8 13/15 4/8 0/1 23/32 23/26 92 Defense Sacks Ints Yards TD Lem Barney 4 61 0 Ben Davis 1 14 0 Dick Jauron 1 26 0 Levi Johnson 5 139 2 Jim Laslavic 1 14 0 Paul Naumoff 1 8 0 Charlie Weaver 3 4 0 Charlie West 1 0 0
1974 Draft: NFL Rnd Ovr Pos Player Games College 1 8 LB Ed O'Neil 100 Penn State [pick acquired from NO] 2 39 DT Billy Howard 38 Alcorn State 3 65 RB Dexter Bussey 150 Texas-Arlington 5 117 DB Carl Capria 13 Purdue 6 139 RB Willie Burden North Carolina State [pick acquired from NO] 6 143 OG Jim Davis Alcorn State 7 169 K Efren Herrera 106 UCLA 8 195 LB Mike Denimarck Emporia State 10 247 RB David Wooley Central Oklahoma 11 273 TE T.C. Blair 11 Tulsa 12 299 WR Mark Wakefield Tampa 13 325 C Fred Rothwell 14 Kansas State 14 351 DB David Jones Howard Payne 15 377 OG John Wells Kansas State 16 403 DB Myron Wilson Bowling Green 17 429 DE Collis Tehple LSU

Traded draft picks: #1 to NO (Rick Middleton), #4 to STL (Ike Harris), #9 to LA (Derek Williams)


Transactions:
01-29-1974traded Dave Thompson and Detroit's #1 pick in the 1974 draft to Saints for New Orleans' #1 and #6 picks in the 1974 draft
01-31-1974traded Willie Germany to Eagles for Mike Evans
02-26-1974traded Detroit's #5 pick in the 1975 draft to Browns for Ben Davis
05-14-1974traded Jim Teal to Rams for a #9 pick in the 1975 draft
08-07-1974traded cash to Patriots for Archie Pearmon
08-07-1974traded $200 cash to Cardinals for Charlie Potts
08-16-1974traded a #15 pick in the 1975 draft to Oilers for Edd Hargett
08-17-1974claimed Larry Carwell on waivers from Oilers
08-17-1974traded Bill Cappelman to Redskins for Sam Wyche
08-20-1974traded Al Barnes to Broncos for Jimmie Jones
08-29-1974traded a #9 pick in the 1975 draft to Broncos for Leroy Mitchell
09-10-1974claimed Tim George on waivers from Bengals
09-11-1974traded Detroit's #3 pick in the 1975 draft to Vikings for Charlie West
10-22-1974traded Detroit's #5 pick in the 1976 draft to 49ers for Joe Reed
10-24-1974Giants claimed Mickey Zofko on waivers


1974 Regular Season Game Log:   Click on the date to view the game summary.

Date        Opponent                   Result      Record
09/15/74    at Chicago Bears           L 9-17      0-1-0
09/22/74    vs Minnesota Vikings       L 6-7       0-2-0
09/29/74    at Green Bay Packers       L 19-21     0-3-0
10/06/74    at Los Angeles Rams        L 13-16     0-4-0
10/14/74    vs San Francisco 49ers     W 17-14     1-4-0
10/20/74    at Minnesota Vikings       W 20-16     2-4-0
10/27/74    vs Green Bay Packers       W 19-17     3-4-0
11/03/74    vs New Orleans Saints      W 19-14     4-4-0
11/10/74    at Oakland Raiders         L 13-35     4-5-0
11/17/74    vs New York Giants         W 20-19     5-5-0
11/24/74    vs Chicago Bears           W 34-17     6-5-0
11/28/74    vs Denver Broncos          L 27-31     6-6-0
12/08/74    at Cincinnati Bengals      W 23-19     7-6-0
12/15/74    at Philadelphia Eagles     L 17-28     7-7-0

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