1978 Detroit Lions

The Detroit Lions crushed the Minnesota Vikings, 45 to 14, on December 9, 1978.

Final

MIN

Vikings

8-6-1

14

DET

Lions

6-9-0

45

1

0

14

2

7

14

3

7

3

4

0

14

Total

14

45

1st quarter

MIN

DET

Lions

Horace King 34-yard pass from Gary Danielson (Benny Ricardo kick)

0

7

Lions

Leonard Thompson 5-yard pass from Gary Danielson (Benny Ricardo kick)

0

14

2nd quarter

MIN

DET

Vikings

Robert Miller 1-yard run (Rick Danmeier kick)

7

14

Lions

Leonard Thompson 17-yard pass from Gary Danielson (Benny Ricardo kick)

7

21

Lions

Leonard Thompson 45-yard pass from Gary Danielson (Benny Ricardo kick)

7

28

3rd quarter

MIN

DET

Vikings

Kevin Miller 34-yard pass from Fran Tarkenton (Rick Danmeier kick)

14

28

Lions

Benny Ricardo 30-yard field goal

14

31

4th quarter

MIN

DET

Lions

Horace King 5-yard pass from Gary Danielson (Benny Ricardo kick)

14

38

Lions

Luther Bradley 76-yard interception return (Benny Ricardo kick)

14

45

Vikings

Lions

1st Downs

16

22

Passing 1st Downs

Rushing 1st Downs

1st downs from penalties

3rd down efficiency

-

-

4th down efficiency

-

-

Total Plays

56

64

Total Yards

235

507

Yards per play

4.2

7.9

Passing

213

350

Comp - Att

20 - 36

26 - 33

Yards per pass

5.6

10.3

Interceptions thrown

2

1

Sacks - Yards lost

2 - 28

1 - 2

Rushing

22

157

Rushing Attempts

18

30

Yards per rush

1.2

5.2

Penalties

5

8

Turnovers

3

2

Fumbles lost

1

1

Interceptions

2

1

Possession

Passing

NAME CMP ATT YDS AVG TD INT SCK RATE
F. Tarkenton 18 34 231 6.8 1 2 59.8
B. Lee 2 2 10 5.0 0 0 87.5
Team 20 36 213 6.7 1 2 2 62.4

Rushing

NAME ATT YDS YPC TD
C. Foreman 7 13 1.9 0
R. Young 7 7 1.0 0
R. Miller 2 3 1.5 1
B. McClanahan 1 0 0.0 0
F. Tarkenton 1 -1 -1.0 0
Team 18 22 1.2 1

Receiving

NAME REC YDS AVG TD TRG
B. Tucker 5 73 14.6 0
S. White 2 43 21.5 0
R. Miller 3 36 12.0 0
K. Miller 1 35 35.0 1
A. Rashad 3 29 9.7 0
C. Foreman 2 20 10.0 0
B. McClanahan 1 4 4.0 0
R. Young 3 1 0.3 0
Team 20 241 6.7 1 0

Fumbles

NAME FUM LOST FR
Team 2 1 1

Defense

NAME COMB TKL SCK TFL PDEF QBH
Team 1.0

Kicking

NAME FGM FGA LNG XPM PTS
R. Danmeier 0 0 2 2
Team 0 0 2 2

Punting

NAME PUNT YDS AVG LNG
G. Coleman 6 240 40.0
Team 6 240 40.0

Kick Return

NAME KR YDS AVG TD LNG
K. Miller 6 122 20.3 0
H. Washington 1 14 14.0 0
Team 7 136 19.4 0

Punt Return

NAME PR YDS AVG TD LNG
K. Miller 1 1 1.0 0
Team 1 1 1.0 0

Passing

NAME CMP ATT YDS AVG TD INT SCK RATE
G. Danielson 26 33 352 10.7 5 1 138.1
Team 26 33 350 10.7 5 1 1 138.1

Rushing

NAME ATT YDS YPC TD
D. Bussey 13 77 5.9 0
L. Gaines 6 29 4.8 0
H. King 5 17 3.4 0
G. Danielson 1 15 15.0 0
R. Kane 3 11 3.7 0
T. Daykin 1 8 8.0 0
J. Reed 1 0 0.0 0
Team 30 157 5.2 0

Receiving

NAME REC YDS AVG TD TRG
L. Thompson 5 93 18.6 3
L. Blue 6 77 12.8 0
H. King 6 63 10.5 2
F. Scott 3 50 16.7 0
R. Kane 3 40 13.3 0
D. Hill 3 29 9.7 0
Team 26 352 10.7 5 0

Fumbles

NAME FUM LOST FR
Team 2 1 1

Defense

NAME COMB TKL SCK TFL PDEF QBH
Team 2.0

Kicking

NAME FGM FGA LNG XPM PTS
B. Ricardo 1 1 6 9
Team 1 1 6 9

Punting

NAME PUNT YDS AVG LNG
T. Skladany 2 87 43.5
Team 2 87 43.5

Kick Return

NAME KR YDS AVG TD LNG
R. Kane 2 47 23.5 0
K. Callicutt 1 10 10.0 0
Team 3 57 19.0 0

Punt Return

NAME PR YDS AVG TD LNG
T. Leonard 4 59 14.8 0
W. Williams 1 1 1.0 0
Team 5 60 12.0 0

More Lions Stats

Team Rankings

PPG

27.1

5th

OPP PPG

23.2

23rd

RUSH YDS/G

135.9

5th

PASS YDS/G

270.9

4th

2023 Division Standings
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
Schedule
DATE MATCHUP TIME (ET)
Sun
9/8
LAR LAR
@
DET DET
8:20 PM
Sun
9/15
TB TB
@
DET DET
1:00 PM
Sun
9/22
DET DET
@
ARI ARI
4:25 PM
Mon
9/30
SEA SEA
@
DET DET
8:15 PM
Sun
10/13
DET DET
@
DAL DAL
4:25 PM
Last Game
SF 49ers

2-0-0

34

Final

31

DET Lions

2-1-0

Sun 28 Jan 2024

NFL 2023 Leaders

NFL 2023 Rankings

NFL Fantasy 2023

NFL 2023 Betting

NFL 2023 Division Standings

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

NFL 2023 Scores & Schedule

Scores

DATE MATCHUP SCORE
Sat
2/10
SF SF
@
KC KC
22-25
Sat
1/27
KC KC
@
BAL BAL
17-10
Sat
1/27
DET DET
@
SF SF
31-34
Sat
1/20
TB TB
@
DET DET
23-31
Sat
1/20
KC KC
@
BUF BUF
27-24

Schedule

DATE MATCHUP TIME (ET)
Thu
9/5
BAL BAL
@
KC KC
8:20 PM
Fri
9/6
GB GB
@
PHI PHI
8:15 PM
Sun
9/8
CAR CAR
@
NO NO
1:00 PM
Sun
9/8
TEN TEN
@
CHI CHI
1:00 PM
Sun
9/8
JAX JAX
@
MIA MIA
1:00 PM