1978 Detroit Lions Statistics

National Football League (NFL)
Team Record: 7-9
Finishing 3rd in the NFL's Central Division of the National Football Conference
Coach: Monte Clark (7-9)
Location: Detroit, Michigan
1978 Detroit Lions Roster
1978 Detroit Lions Results

The Detroit Lions of the National Football League ended the 1978 season with a record of 7 wins and 9 losses, finishing third in the NFL's Central Division of the National Football Conference.

Detroit scored 290 points, while the defensive squad allowed 300. Dexter Bussey rushed for a team-leading 924 yards for the Lions.

Gary Danielson passed for 2,294 yards. David Hill topped pass catchers, hauling in 53 balls for 633 yards. Freddie Scott and Horace King provided receiving help as well.

Jimmy Allen picked off 5 opponent throws.

Monte Clark coached the team.

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Player Att Comp Comp % Yds Yds/Att TDs TD % Ints Int % Long Sacked Yds Lost Rating
Gary Danielson35119956.722946.5185.1174.8472523773.5
Greg Landry774862.34525.911.311.3202120577.4
Tom Skladany100.
Horace King000000120.0
Totals42924757.627466.4194.4184.247 47444


Player No. Yds Avg. Long TDs
Dexter Bussey2259244.136 5
Horace King1556604.375 4
Lawrence Gaines541783.312 1
Rick Kane441533.519 2
Gary Danielson22934.225 0
Freddie Scott45313.236 0
Greg Landry5295.819 0
Ed O'Neil12525.025 0
David Hill3124.013 0
Luther Blue591.810 0
Tony Daykin188.00
Leonard Thompson177.00
Jesse Thompson273.510 0
Andy Bolton252.50
Joe Reed100.00
Totals52521634.175 12


Player No. Yds Avg. Long TDs
David Hill5363311.932 4
Horace King483968.234 2
Freddie Scott3756415.247 2
Luther Blue3135011.326 2
Dexter Bussey312758.918 1
Jesse Thompson181759.721 4
Rick Kane1616110.126 0
Leonard Thompson1016716.745 4
Lawrence Gaines2168.00
Ray Jarvis199.00
Totals247274611.147 19


Player X/CA X/CM X/CP % FGA FGM FG % Pts.
Benny Ricardo333297.0282071.492


Player No. Yds Avg. Long
Tom Skladany86365442.563

Punt Returns:

Player No. Yds Avg. Long TDs
Jesse Thompson1616110.135 0
Tony Leonard1011411.424 0
Luther Blue7598.415 0
Freddie Scott8556.915 0
James Hunter22110.519 0
Leonard Thompson3196.30
Walt Williams111.00
Totals474309.135 0

Kick Returns:

Player No. Yds Avg. Long TDs
Jesse Thompson1434624.742 0
Leonard Thompson820725.931 0
Luther Blue717024.360 0
Rick Kane815619.527 0
Nat Terry714520.730 0
Freddie Scott37224.029 0
James Hunter12121.021 0
Ken Callicutt2126.010 0
Willie McGee100.00
Totals51112922.160 0


Player No. Yds Avg. Long TDs
Jimmy Allen57014.027 0
Ed O'Neil44912.231 0
Luther Bradley38528.376 1
Charlie Weaver33210.722 0
James Hunter2-4-2.00
Bruce Rhodes12424.024 0
Reggie Pinkney12222.022 0
Paul Naumoff11212.012 0
Walt Williams122.00
Mike Burns100.00
Totals2229213.376 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
Benny Ricardo2032092
Horace King4200036
Dexter Bussey5100036
Jesse Thompson040000024
David Hill0400024
Leonard Thompson040000024
Luther Blue020000012
Rick Kane20000012
Freddie Scott020000012
Lawrence Gaines100006
Luther Bradley10006
Jimmy Allen010006


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