1972 Detroit Lions Statistics

National Football League (NFL)
Team Record: 8-5-1
Finishing 2nd in the NFL's Central Division of the National Football Conference
Coach: Joe Schmidt (8-5-1)
Location: Detroit, Michigan
1972 Detroit Lions Roster
1972 Detroit Lions Results

The Detroit Lions of the National Football League ended the 1972 season with a record of 8 wins and 5 losses and 1 ties, finishing second in the NFL's Central Division of the National Football Conference.

The Lions ran up 339 points, and the defense allowed 290. Altie Taylor rushed for a team-leading 658 yards for Detroit, while Steve Owens and Greg Landry additionally aided the ground game.

Greg Landry threw for 2,066 yards. Altie Taylor hauled in 29 balls, while Larry Walton added 485 receiving yards. Ron Jessie and Charlie Sanders contributed to the receiving game, too.

Lem Barney picked off 3 opponent throws.

Joe Schmidt coached the team.

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Player Att Comp Comp % Yds Yds/Att TDs TD % Ints Int % Long Sacked Yds Lost Rating
Greg Landry26813450.020667.7186.7176.3822514971.8
Bill Munson352057.11945.512.912.9291070.4
Earl McCullouch11100.02323.000.000.02300118.8
Ron Jessie100.
Totals30515550.822837.5196.2185.982 26149


Player No. Yds Avg. Long TDs
Altie Taylor1546584.338 4
Greg Landry815246.538 9
Steve Owens1435193.618 4
Mel Farr622163.522 3
Bill Triplett17482.80
Mickey Zofko7284.00
Nick Eddy8283.510 0
Bill Munson100.00
Totals47320214.338 20


Player No. Yds Avg. Long TDs
Altie Taylor292508.640 2
Charlie Sanders2741615.438 2
Larry Walton2448520.248 6
Ron Jessie2442417.782 4
Steve Owens151006.715 0
Mel Farr1013213.242 0
Craig Cotton812916.135 1
John Hilton513326.666 1
Earl McCullouch59619.233 1
Al Barnes45814.517 1
Nick Eddy24623.036 1
Mickey Zofko2147.017 0
Totals155228314.782 19


Player X/CA X/CM X/CP % FGA FGM FG % Pts.
Errol Mann393897.4292069.098
Mickey Zofko11100.01


Player No. Yds Avg. Long
Herman Weaver43173440.355

Punt Returns:

Player No. Yds Avg. Long TDs
Lem Barney151087.226 0
Larry Walton3-8-2.7-1 0
Totals181005.626 0

Kick Returns:

Player No. Yds Avg. Long TDs
Mickey Zofko2661623.749 0
Ron Jessie2355824.362 0
Lem Barney11717.017 0
Bill Triplett11212.012 0
Herb Orvis155.00
Totals52120823.262 0


Player No. Yds Avg. Long TDs
Lem Barney38829.364 0
Rudy Redmond29145.588 1
Wayne Rasmussen210.50
Mike Lucci200.00
Paul Naumoff144.00
Charlie Weaver100.00
Jim Mitchell100.00
Totals1218415.388 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
Errol Mann2038098
Greg Landry900054
Altie Taylor4200036
Larry Walton6000036
Steve Owens4000024
Ron Jessie4000024
Mel Farr3000018
Charlie Sanders200012
Earl McCullouch10006
Al Barnes10006
Nick Eddy010006
Rudy Redmond10006
Craig Cotton10006
John Hilton10006
Mickey Zofko0000101


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