1970 Detroit Lions Statistics

National Football League (NFL)
Team Record: 10-4
Finishing 2nd in the NFL's Central Division of the National Football Conference
Postseason: 0-1 Lost Division Playoff
Coach: Joe Schmidt (10-4)
Location: Detroit, Michigan
1970 Detroit Lions Roster
1970 Detroit Lions Results

The Detroit Lions of the National Football League ended the 1970 season with a record of 10 wins and 4 losses, finishing second in the NFL's Central Division of the National Football Conference. The team compiled a postseason mark of 0-1.

The Lions moved the ball well, scoring 347 points, and the rigid defensive squad allowed 202. Mel Farr rushed for a team-leading 717 yards for Detroit, and Altie Taylor also aided the ground game.

Greg Landry passed for 1,072 yards, and Bill Munson spent time under center, too. Charlie Sanders hauled in 40 balls for 544 yards, while Larry Walton provided receiving help as well.

The opportunistic defense manufactured 44 turnovers, topping in the league. Dick LeBeau picked off 9 opponent throws.

Joe Schmidt coached the team. The 1970 Detroit Lions lost in the Division Playoff.

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Player Att Comp Comp % Yds Yds/Att TDs TD % Ints Int % Long Sacked Yds Lost Rating
Greg Landry1368361.010727.996.653.7582619892.5
Bill Munson1588453.210496.6106.374.456106676.7
Totals29416756.821217.2196.5124.158 36264


Player No. Yds Avg. Long TDs
Mel Farr1667174.336 9
Altie Taylor1986663.434 2
Greg Landry3535010.076 1
Bill Triplett481563.211 1
Steve Owens361223.423 2
Nick Eddy18472.61
Bill Munson9333.711 0
Larry Walton22010.016 0
Bruce Maxwell199.00
Earl McCullouch177.00
Totals51421274.176 16


Player No. Yds Avg. Long TDs
Charlie Sanders4054413.634 6
Larry Walton3053217.756 5
Mel Farr292137.358 2
Altie Taylor272619.742 2
Earl McCullouch1527818.544 4
Chuck Hughes816220.242 0
Bill Triplett6528.715 0
Nick Eddy4225.50
Steve Owens4215.211 0
Charlie Brown23819.023 0
Craig Cotton166.00
Rocky Freitas1-8-8.0-8 0
Totals167212112.758 19


Player X/CA X/CM X/CP % FGA FGM FG % Pts.
Errol Mann4141100.0292069.0101


Player No. Yds Avg. Long
Herman Weaver62248340.065

Punt Returns:

Player No. Yds Avg. Long TDs
Lem Barney2525910.465 1
Nick Eddy4256.210 0
Tom Vaughn3227.314 0
Larry Walton200.00
Totals343069.065 1

Kick Returns:

Player No. Yds Avg. Long TDs
Bobby Williams2554421.885 1
Nick Eddy716824.029 0
Lem Barney29648.074 0
Tom Vaughn36622.025 0
Steve Owens12626.026 0
Larry Walton12121.021 0
Bruce Maxwell12020.020 0
Ed Mooney11212.012 0
Paul Naumoff263.00
Totals4395922.385 1


Player No. Yds Avg. Long TDs
Dick LeBeau99610.743 0
Lem Barney716824.049 2
Mike Weger55210.429 1
Wayne Rasmussen22110.514 0
Mike Lucci2189.012 0
Larry Hand16262.062 1
Tom Vaughn100.00
Bobby Williams100.00
Totals2841714.962 4

Defense and Fumbles:

Total Scoring:

Touchdowns Other Total
Player Rush Rec Punt Kick MFG Int Fum Other FG X/C Single 2Pt Saf Points
Errol Mann20410101
Mel Farr9200066
Charlie Sanders600036
Larry Walton050000030
Earl McCullouch0400024
Altie Taylor2200024
Lem Barney10200018
Steve Owens20000012
Nick Eddy10000006
Mike Weger10006
Larry Hand10006
Greg Landry10006
Bobby Williams100006
Bill Triplett100006


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