The Detroit Lions defeated the San Francisco 49ers, 33 to 14, on December 17, 1978.

1978 Detroit Lions

Final

SF

49ers

2-14-0

14

DET

Lions

7-9-0

33

1

7

3

2

0

17

3

0

7

4

7

6

Total

14

33

1st quarter

SF

DET

Lions

Benny Ricardo 19-yard field goal

0

3

49ers

Jack Steptoe 35-yard pass from Steve DeBerg (Ray Wersching kick)

7

3

2nd quarter

SF

DET

Lions

Benny Ricardo 40-yard field goal

7

6

Lions

Dexter Bussey 4-yard run (Benny Ricardo kick)

7

13

Lions

Dexter Bussey 1-yard run (Benny Ricardo kick)

7

20

3rd quarter

SF

DET

Lions

Jimmy Allen 64-yard fumble return (Benny Ricardo kick)

7

27

4th quarter

SF

DET

49ers

Freddie Solomon 11-yard run (Ray Wersching kick)

14

27

Lions

Benny Ricardo 31-yard field goal

14

30

Lions

Benny Ricardo 22-yard field goal

14

33

49ers

Lions

1st Downs

20

17

Passing 1st Downs

Rushing 1st Downs

1st downs from penalties

3rd down efficiency

-

-

4th down efficiency

-

-

Total Plays

74

65

Total Yards

369

221

Yards per play

5.0

3.4

Passing

138

152

Comp - Att

8 - 21

15 - 30

Yards per pass

5.5

4.6

Interceptions thrown

3

1

Sacks - Yards lost

4 - 44

3 - 28

Rushing

231

69

Rushing Attempts

49

32

Yards per rush

4.7

2.2

Penalties

12

7

Turnovers

7

2

Fumbles lost

4

1

Interceptions

3

1

Possession

Passing

NAME CMP ATT YDS AVG TD INT SCK RATE
Steve DeBerg 3 3 97 32.3 1 0 158.3
Freddie Solomon 5 9 85 9.4 0 1 48.1
Scott Bull 0 7 0 0.0 0 0 39.6
Bruce Threadgill 0 2 0 0.0 0 2 0.0
Team 8 21 138 8.7 1 3 4 46.2

Rushing

NAME ATT YDS YPC TD
Paul Hofer 15 96 6.4 0
Greg Boykin 12 57 4.8 0
Freddie Solomon 9 42 4.7 1
Bob Ferrell 8 26 3.3 0
Scott Bull 3 6 2.0 0
Earl Carr 1 2 2.0 0
Dave Williams 1 2 2.0 0
Team 49 231 4.7 1

Receiving

NAME REC YDS AVG TD TRG
Freddie Solomon 1 50 50.0 0
Paul Seal 2 35 17.5 0
Jack Steptoe 1 35 35.0 1
Kenny Harrison 1 30 30.0 0
Dave Williams 2 20 10.0 0
Bob Ferrell 1 12 12.0 0
Team 8 182 8.7 1 0

Fumbles

NAME FUM LOST FR
Team 10 4 1

Defense

NAME COMB TKL SCK TFL PDEF QBH
Team 3.0

Kicking

NAME FGM FGA LNG XPM PTS
Ray Wersching 0 1 2 2
Team 0 1 2 2

Punting

NAME PUNT YDS AVG LNG
Mike Connell 4 163 40.8
Team 4 163 40.8

Kick Return

NAME KR YDS AVG TD LNG
Dave Williams 5 101 20.2 0
Paul Hofer 3 53 17.7 0
Team 8 154 19.3 0

Punt Return

NAME PR YDS AVG TD LNG
Mike Shumann 3 36 12.0 0
Jack Steptoe 3 25 8.3 0
Team 6 61 10.2 0

Passing

NAME CMP ATT YDS AVG TD INT SCK RATE
Gary Danielson 15 30 180 6.0 0 1 54.9
Team 15 30 152 6.0 0 1 3 54.9

Rushing

NAME ATT YDS YPC TD
Dexter Bussey 19 51 2.7 2
Lawrence Gaines 8 9 1.1 0
Rick Kane 1 4 4.0 0
David Hill 1 3 3.0 0
Luther Blue 2 1 0.5 0
Gary Danielson 1 1 1.0 0
Team 32 69 2.2 2

Receiving

NAME REC YDS AVG TD TRG
David Hill 4 63 15.8 0
Luther Blue 6 55 9.2 0
Dexter Bussey 1 18 18.0 0
Rick Kane 1 18 18.0 0
Freddie Scott 2 17 8.5 0
Lawrence Gaines 1 9 9.0 0
Team 15 180 6.0 0 0

Fumbles

NAME FUM LOST FR
Team 1 1 4

Defense

NAME COMB TKL SCK TFL PDEF QBH
Team 4.0

Kicking

NAME FGM FGA LNG XPM PTS
Benny Ricardo 4 4 3 15
Team 4 4 3 15

Punting

NAME PUNT YDS AVG LNG
Tom Skladany 7 310 44.3
Team 7 310 44.3

Kick Return

NAME KR YDS AVG TD LNG
James Hunter 1 21 21.0 0
Willie McGee 1 0 0.0 0
Team 2 21 10.5 0

Punt Return

NAME PR YDS AVG TD LNG
Luther Blue 2 19 9.5 0
Team 2 19 9.5 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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SF 49ers

2-0-0

34

Final

31

DET Lions

2-1-0

Sun 28 Jan 2024

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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