1976 Detroit Lions Statistics

National Football League (NFL)
Team Record: 6-8
Finishing 3rd in the NFL's Central Division of the National Football Conference
Coach: Tommy Hudspeth (5-5)
Coach: Rick Forzano (1-3)
Location: Detroit, Michigan
1976 Detroit Lions Roster
1976 Detroit Lions Results

The Detroit Lions of the National Football League ended the 1976 season with a record of 6 wins and 8 losses, finishing third in the NFL's Central Division of the National Football Conference.

Detroit scored 262 points, while the defense allowed 220. Dexter Bussey rushed for a team-leading 858 yards for the Lions, and Lawrence Gaines additionally aided the ground game.

Greg Landry tossed for 2,191 yards. Ray Jarvis topped pass catchers, hauling in 39 balls for 822 yards, while Charlie Sanders was targeted regularly also.

James Hunter picked off 7 opponent throws.

Tommy Hudspeth and Rick Forzano coached the team.

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Player Att Comp Comp % Yds Yds/Att TDs TD % Ints Int % Long Sacked Yds Lost Rating
Greg Landry29116857.721917.5175.882.7745539789.6
Joe Reed623251.64256.934.834.857129369.6
Herman Weaver2150.0147.000.000.0140072.9
David Hill100.000.000.01100.00000.0
Totals35620156.526307.4205.6123.474 67490


Player No. Yds Avg. Long TDs
Dexter Bussey1968584.446 3
Lawrence Gaines1556594.326 4
Horace King933253.522 0
Greg Landry432345.428 1
Joe Reed11635.714 1
Bobby Thompson13423.20
Andy Bolton22713.522 0
Larry Walton155.00
Herman Weaver100.00
Leonard Thompson100.00
Totals51622134.346 9


Player No. Yds Avg. Long TDs
Ray Jarvis3982221.174 5
Charlie Sanders3554515.636 5
Dexter Bussey282187.827 0
Lawrence Gaines231305.724 1
Horace King211637.819 0
Larry Walton2029314.628 3
David Hill1924913.124 5
Bobby Thompson1010810.838 0
Leonard Thompson35217.321 0
Ed O'Neil13232.032 1
Dennis Franklin11616.016 0
J.D. Hill122.00
Totals201263013.174 20


Player X/CA X/CM X/CP % FGA FGM FG % Pts.
Benny Ricardo211990.5141071.449
Errol Mann10990.010440.021


Player No. Yds Avg. Long
Herman Weaver83328039.569
Benny Ricardo11616.016

Punt Returns:

Player No. Yds Avg. Long TDs
Lem Barney231918.330 0
Charlie West393.00
James Hunter471.80
Garth Napel100.00
Totals312076.730 0

Kick Returns:

Player No. Yds Avg. Long TDs
Bobby Thompson2243119.659 0
James Hunter1437526.884 0
Leonard Thompson58617.232 0
Horace King36321.026 0
Ken Long2189.013 0
Dexter Bussey11414.014 0
Totals4798721.084 0


Player No. Yds Avg. Long TDs
James Hunter712017.139 1
Levi Johnson620634.376 1
Lem Barney26231.026 1
Charlie Weaver22412.019 0
Jim Laslavic2136.513 0
Dick Jauron200.00
Ed O'Neil11616.016 0
Larry Hand144.00
Charlie West100.00
Totals2444518.576 3

Defense and Fumbles:

Total Scoring:

Touchdowns Other Total
Player Rush Rec Punt Kick MFG Int Fum Other FG X/C Single 2Pt Saf Points
Benny Ricardo1019049
David Hill500030
Charlie Sanders500030
Lawrence Gaines4100030
Ray Jarvis500030
Errol Mann49021
Larry Walton0300018
Dexter Bussey30000018
Greg Landry10006
Joe Reed10006
James Hunter0010006
Ed O'Neil100006
Lem Barney010006
Levi Johnson10006


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