1980 Detroit Lions Statistics

National Football League (NFL)
Team Record: 9-7
Finishing 1st in the NFL's Central Division of the National Football Conference
Coach: Monte Clark (9-7)
Location: Detroit, Michigan
1980 Detroit Lions Roster
1980 Detroit Lions Results

The Detroit Lions of the National Football League ended the 1980 season with a record of 9 wins and 7 losses, finishing first in the NFL's Central Division of the National Football Conference.

Detroit chalked up 334 points, while the solid defense allowed 272. Billy Sims rushed for a team-leading 1,303 yards for the Lions.

Gary Danielson led the charge, throwing for 3,223 yards. Freddie Scott topped pass catchers, hauling in 53 balls for 834 yards, while Billy Sims provided receiving help, too.

Jimmy Allen and James Hunter each seized 6 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 Danielson41724458.532237.7133.1112.6874433882.4
Tom Skladany22100.03819.000.000.01900118.8
Jeff Komlo4250.0266.500.0125.0200031.3
Ray Williams000000180.0
Totals42324858.632877.8133.1122.887 45346


Player No. Yds Avg. Long TDs
Billy Sims31313034.252 13
Dexter Bussey1457205.040 3
Gary Danielson482324.833 2
Rick Kane311254.022 0
Freddie Scott58617.248 1
Leonard Thompson66110.230 0
Horace King18573.21
Ray Williams2178.511 1
Bo Robinson320.70
Jesse Thompson1-4-4.0-4 0
Totals57225994.552 21


Player No. Yds Avg. Long TDs
Freddie Scott5383415.743 4
Billy Sims5162112.287 3
David Hill3942410.929 1
Dexter Bussey393649.330 0
Leonard Thompson1951126.979 3
Horace King191849.729 1
Jesse Thompson1113712.519 0
Ray Williams1014614.622 1
Rick Kane5265.20
Mike Friede12121.021 0
Ken Callicutt11919.019 0
Totals248328713.387 13


Player X/CA X/CM X/CP % FGA FGM FG % Pts.
Eddie Murray363597.2422764.3116


Player No. Yds Avg. Long
Tom Skladany72303642.267

Punt Returns:

Player No. Yds Avg. Long TDs
Ray Williams272599.653 0
John Arnold282047.319 0
Ken Callicutt100.00
Totals564638.353 0

Kick Returns:

Player No. Yds Avg. Long TDs
Rick Kane2349521.562 0
Ken Callicutt1630118.831 0
Ray Williams922825.391 1
John Arnold914516.133 0
Totals57116920.591 1


Player No. Yds Avg. Long TDs
Jimmy Allen6386.323 0
James Hunter6203.313 0
Ray Oldham33913.029 1
Stan White22211.015 0
Wayne Smith12323.023 0
Walt Williams11919.019 0
Ken Fantetti11010.010 0
Al Baker100.00
Luther Bradley100.00
Charlie Weaver1-3-3.0-3 0
Totals231687.329 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
Eddie Murray27350116
Billy Sims13300096
Freddie Scott1400030
Dexter Bussey3000018
Ray Williams110100018
Leonard Thompson0300018
Gary Danielson200012
Horace King1100012
David Hill10006
Ray Oldham10006
Eddie Cole00012


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