1941 Detroit Lions Statistics

National Football League (NFL)
Team Record: 4-6-1
Finishing 3rd in the NFL's West Division
Coach: Bill Edwards (4-6-1)
Location: Detroit, Michigan
1941 Detroit Lions Roster
1941 Detroit Lions Results

The Detroit Lions of the National Football League ended the 1941 season with a record of 4 wins and 6 losses and 1 ties, finishing third in the NFL's West Division.

The Lions scored 121 points, but the defense yielded 195. Whizzer White rushed for a team-leading 240 yards for Detroit, while Harry Hopp also buoyed the ground attack.

Whizzer White threw for 338 yards. Bill Fisk topped all receivers, hauling in 9 balls, while Whizzer White added 158 receiving yards.

Ned Mathews picked off 5 opponent throws.

Bill Edwards coached the team.

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Player Att Comp Comp % Yds Yds/Att TDs TD % Ints Int % Long Rating
Whizzer White622235.53385.523.258.14731.5
Billy Jefferson721825.01812.500.0912.5320.0
Dick Booth8562.513516.9225.0112.571106.3
Cotton Price33927.31183.600.0412.1192.4
Ned Mathews8337.5597.4112.500.027103.6
Milt Piepul11100.02323.000.000.023118.8
Harry Hopp300.000.000.0133.300.0


Player No. Yds Avg. Long TDs
Whizzer White892402.720 2
Harry Hopp692022.929 1
Billy Jefferson561642.920 1
Steve Belichick281184.211 2
Dick Booth29802.817 1
Milt Piepul20562.813 0
Ned Mathews31561.816 0
Cotton Price16362.213 0
Lloyd Cardwell10191.912 0
Lloyd Parsons591.80
Lou Tomasetti640.70
Augie Lio1-4-4.0-4 0
John Noppenberg1-5-5.0-5 0
Totals3619752.729 7


Player No. Yds Avg. Long TDs
Bill Fisk914015.632 2
Dick Booth710314.736 0
Ned Mathews6569.318 0
Whizzer White515831.671 1
Stan Andersen55911.824 0
John Jett45012.518 0
Chuck Hanneman44812.046 1
Bill Callihan4348.522 0
Paul Szakash37725.747 0
Fred Vanzo22010.012 0
Billy Jefferson2147.011 0
Harry Hopp273.50
Maurice Britt14545.045 1
Jack Mattiford12121.021 0
Steve Belichick11313.013 0
Cotton Price166.00
Lloyd Parsons133.00
Totals5885414.771 5


Player X/CA X/CM X/CP % FGA FGM FG % Pts.
Chuck Hanneman44100.04125.07
Augie Lio131292.350.012


Player No. Yds Avg. Long
Whizzer White48199741.663
Billy Jefferson2075037.572
Cotton Price519138.260
Harry Hopp28442.050
Milt Piepul13535.035
Augie Lio12828.028
Ned Mathews12626.026
Dick Booth12525.025

Punt Returns:

Player No. Yds Avg. Long TDs
Whizzer White1926213.864 0
Steve Belichick17777.077 1
Billy Jefferson7699.923 0
Cotton Price34816.023 0
Lloyd Cardwell3258.312 0
Lou Tomasetti11818.018 0
Ned Mathews133.00
Totals3550214.377 1

Kick Returns:

Player No. Yds Avg. Long TDs
Whizzer White1128525.90
Ned Mathews923325.90
Billy Jefferson314247.3101 1
Dick Booth412230.50
Cotton Price25125.50
Steve Belichick13636.036 0
John Noppenberg12424.024 0
John Jett22412.00
Lloyd Cardwell12222.022 0
Lou Tomasetti11818.018 0
Paul Szakash11717.017 0
Stan Andersen11414.014 0
Augie Lio177.00
Totals3899526.2101 1


Player No. Yds Avg. Long TDs
Ned Mathews512825.642 1
Augie Lio3124.00
Socko Wiethe284.00
Whizzer White18282.082 1
Robert Nelson14141.041 0
Dick Booth11818.018 0
Lou Tomasetti11313.013 0
Billy Jefferson11212.012 0
Steve Belichick11010.010 0
Harry Hopp133.00
Tony Furst100.00
Totals1832718.282 2

Defense and Fumbles:

Player Tackle Brup Fum FRec FYds FTD FF
Augie Lio01

Total Scoring:

Touchdowns Other Total
Player Rush Rec Punt Kick MFG Int Fum Other FG X/C Single 2Pt Saf Points
Whizzer White2100100024
Steve Belichick2010000018
Augie Lio0001012018
Chuck Hanneman114013
Billy Jefferson1001000012
Bill Fisk200012
Ned Mathews000010006
Dick Booth10000006
Maurice Britt10006
Harry Hopp1000006


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