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. 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