The Detroit Lions couldn't pull it off against the Washington Redskins, 21 to 19, on October 8, 1978.

1978 Detroit Lions

Final

WAS

21

DET

Lions

1-5-0

19

1

0

3

2

7

6

3

0

3

4

14

7

Total

21

19

1st quarter

WAS

DET

Lions

Benny Ricardo 19-yard field goal

0

3

2nd quarter

WAS

DET

Lions

Benny Ricardo 23-yard field goal

0

6

Lions

Benny Ricardo 31-yard field goal

0

9

Redskins

Gerard Williams 0-yard blocked punt return (Mark Moseley kick)

7

9

3rd quarter

WAS

DET

Lions

Benny Ricardo 22-yard field goal

7

12

4th quarter

WAS

DET

Redskins

Jean Fugett 21-yard pass from Joe Theismann (Mark Moseley kick)

14

12

Lions

Rick Kane 6-yard run (Benny Ricardo kick)

14

19

Redskins

Johnnie McDaniel 25-yard pass from Joe Theismann (Mark Moseley kick)

21

19

Redskins

Lions

1st Downs

12

19

Passing 1st Downs

Rushing 1st Downs

1st downs from penalties

3rd down efficiency

-

-

4th down efficiency

-

-

Total Plays

53

77

Total Yards

284

374

Yards per play

5.4

4.9

Passing

208

143

Comp - Att

12 - 27

15 - 30

Yards per pass

7.4

4.6

Interceptions thrown

2

1

Sacks - Yards lost

1 - 12

1 - 10

Rushing

76

231

Rushing Attempts

25

46

Yards per rush

3.0

5.0

Penalties

5

6

Turnovers

2

1

Fumbles lost

0

0

Interceptions

2

1

Possession

Passing

NAME CMP ATT YDS AVG TD INT SCK RATE
Joe Theismann 12 27 220 8.1 2 2 66.9
Team 12 27 208 8.1 2 2 1 66.9

Rushing

NAME ATT YDS YPC TD
John Riggins 12 44 3.7 0
Mike Thomas 10 14 1.4 0
Johnnie McDaniel 1 13 13.0 0
Joe Theismann 2 5 2.5 0
Team 25 76 3.0 0

Receiving

NAME REC YDS AVG TD TRG
Johnnie McDaniel 3 90 30.0 1
Mike Thomas 4 67 16.8 0
Jean Fugett 2 34 17.0 1
John Riggins 2 16 8.0 0
Frank Grant 1 13 13.0 0
Team 12 220 8.1 2 0

Fumbles

NAME FUM LOST FR
Team 0 0 0

Defense

NAME COMB TKL SCK TFL PDEF QBH
Team 1.0

Kicking

NAME FGM FGA LNG XPM PTS
Mark Moseley 0 0 3 3
Team 0 0 3 3

Punting

NAME PUNT YDS AVG LNG
Mike Bragg 8 360 45.0
Team 8 360 45.0

Kick Return

NAME KR YDS AVG TD LNG
Tony Green 2 41 20.5 0
Ike Forte 2 37 18.5 0
Clarence Harmon 1 16 16.0 0
Don Harris 1 12 12.0 0
Team 6 106 17.7 0

Punt Return

NAME PR YDS AVG TD LNG
Tony Green 5 31 6.2 0
Team 5 31 6.2 0

Passing

NAME CMP ATT YDS AVG TD INT SCK RATE
Gary Danielson 15 30 153 5.1 0 1 51.1
Team 15 30 143 5.1 0 1 1 51.1

Rushing

NAME ATT YDS YPC TD
Horace King 10 84 8.4 0
Rick Kane 18 62 3.4 1
Dexter Bussey 12 60 5.0 0
Lawrence Gaines 5 17 3.4 0
Gary Danielson 1 8 8.0 0
Team 46 231 5.0 1

Receiving

NAME REC YDS AVG TD TRG
David Hill 4 54 13.5 0
Jesse Thompson 3 35 11.7 0
Horace King 2 24 12.0 0
Rick Kane 3 20 6.7 0
Luther Blue 2 13 6.5 0
Lawrence Gaines 1 7 7.0 0
Team 15 153 5.1 0 0

Fumbles

NAME FUM LOST FR
Team 1 0 0

Defense

NAME COMB TKL SCK TFL PDEF QBH
Team 1.0

Kicking

NAME FGM FGA LNG XPM PTS
Benny Ricardo 4 5 1 13
Team 4 5 1 13

Punting

NAME PUNT YDS AVG LNG
Tom Skladany 5 241 48.2
Team 6 241 40.2

Kick Return

NAME KR YDS AVG TD LNG
Jesse Thompson 2 40 20.0 0
Team 2 40 20.0 0

Punt Return

NAME PR YDS AVG TD LNG
Jesse Thompson 4 19 4.8 0
Team 4 19 4.8 0

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PASS

4,575

Goff

Jared Goff

RUSH

1,015

Montgomery

David Montgomery

REC

1,515

Brown

Amon-Ra St. Brown

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PPG

27.1

5th

OPP PPG

23.2

23rd

RUSH YDS/G

135.9

5th

PASS YDS/G

270.9

4th

2023 Division Standings

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TEAM W L T PCT
Lions Lions
12 5 0 .706
Packers Packers
9 8 0 .529
Bears Bears
7 10 0 .412
Vikings Vikings
7 10 0 .412

Last Game

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2-0-0

34

Final

31

DET Lions

2-1-0

Sun 28 Jan 2024

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NFL 2023 Rankings

NFL 2023 Betting

NFL 2023 Division Standings

AFC North W L T PCT
1
Ravens Ravens
13 4 0 .765
2
Browns Browns
11 6 0 .647
AFC East W L T PCT
1
Bills Bills
11 6 0 .647
2
Dolphins Dolphins
11 6 0 .647
AFC West W L T PCT
1
Chiefs Chiefs
11 6 0 .647
2
Raiders Raiders
8 9 0 .471
AFC South W L T PCT
1
Texans Texans
10 7 0 .588
2
Jaguars Jaguars
9 8 0 .529
NFC North W L T PCT
1
Lions Lions
12 5 0 .706
2
Packers Packers
9 8 0 .529
NFC West W L T PCT
1
49ers 49ers
12 5 0 .706
2
Rams Rams
10 7 0 .588
NFC East W L T PCT
1
Cowboys Cowboys
12 5 0 .706
2
Eagles Eagles
11 6 0 .647
NFC South W L T PCT
1
Buccaneers Buccaneers
9 8 0 .529
2
Saints Saints
9 8 0 .529