1957 Detroit Lions Statistics

National Football League (NFL)
Team Record: 8-4
Finishing 1st in the NFL's West Division
Postseason: 2-0 Won Championship
Coach: George Wilson (8-4)
Location: Detroit, Michigan
1957 Detroit Lions Roster
1957 Detroit Lions Results

The Detroit Lions of the National Football League ended the 1957 season with a record of 8 wins and 4 losses, finishing first in the NFL's West Division. The team compiled a postseason mark of 2-0.

Detroit scored 251 points, while the defensive squad allowed 231. John Johnson rushed for a team-leading 621 yards for the Lions.

Bobby Layne threw for 1,169 yards, and Tobin Rote threw the ball, too. Jim Doran topped pass catchers, hauling in 33 passes for 624 yards. Howard Cassady was targeted regularly also.

The opportunistic defense pounced on 43 turnovers. Jack Christiansen snatched 10 opponent throws.

George Wilson coached the team. The 1957 Detroit Lions won the Championship.

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Player Att Comp Comp % Yds Yds/Att TDs TD % Ints Int % Long Rating
Bobby Layne1798748.611696.563.4126.76553.0
Tobin Rote1777642.910706.0116.2105.64860.2
Gene Gedman200.
Yale Lary100.
Jerry Reichow200.


Player No. Yds Avg. Long TDs
John Johnson1296214.862 5
Tobin Rote703665.223 1
Gene Gedman672784.159 3
Howard Cassady732503.457 3
Bobby Layne24994.121 0
Leon Hart24994.115 0
Tom Tracy16462.917 0
Yale Lary13232.032 0
Jerry Reichow294.50
Marv Brown263.00
Dorne Dibble155.00
Totals40918114.462 12


Player No. Yds Avg. Long TDs
Jim Doran3362418.965 5
Howard Cassady2532513.048 3
Steve Junker2230513.932 4
John Johnson201417.016 0
Dave Middleton1829416.356 2
Jerry Reichow1721512.632 3
Gene Gedman1013513.547 0
Dorne Dibble812115.123 0
Tom Tracy6244.00
Leon Hart45513.822 0
Totals163223913.765 17


Player X/CA X/CM X/CP % FGA FGM FG % Pts.
Jim Martin55100.014750.026
Bobby Layne2525100.011654.543


Player No. Yds Avg. Long
Yale Lary54215639.966

Punt Returns:

Player No. Yds Avg. Long TDs
Yale Lary251395.636 0
Terry Barr9333.718 0
Marv Brown3165.315 0
Jack Christiansen3124.00
Carl Karilivacz100.00
Totals412004.936 0

Kick Returns:

Player No. Yds Avg. Long TDs
Howard Cassady1023223.237 0
Gene Gedman615826.345 0
Terry Barr915317.027 0
Marv Brown610617.723 0
Jack Christiansen48020.022 0
Gerry Perry11818.018 0
Gene Cronin100.00
Totals3774720.245 0


Player No. Yds Avg. Long TDs
Jack Christiansen1013713.752 1
Carl Karilivacz55410.830 0
Jim David3206.717 0
Yale Lary26432.063 0
Jim Martin12222.022 0
Joe Schmidt188.00
Gary Lowe133.00
Bob Long133.00
Terry Barr100.00
Totals2531112.463 1

Defense and Fumbles:

Total Scoring:

Touchdowns Other Total
Player Rush Rec Punt Kick MFG Int Fum Other FG X/C Single 2Pt Saf Points
Bobby Layne0625043
Howard Cassady33000036
Jim Doran500030
John Johnson5000030
Jim Martin075026
Steve Junker400024
Jerry Reichow0300018
Gene Gedman30000018
Dave Middleton200012
Jack Christiansen0010006
Tobin Rote10006
Darris McCord00012


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