1981 Detroit Lions Statistics

National Football League (NFL)
Team Record: 8-8
Finishing 2nd in the NFL's Central Division of the National Football Conference
Coach: Monte Clark (8-8)
Location: Detroit, Michigan
1981 Detroit Lions Roster
1981 Detroit Lions Results

The Detroit Lions of the National Football League ended the 1981 season with a record of 8 wins and 8 losses, finishing second in the NFL's Central Division of the National Football Conference.

The Lions piled up points with 397 points, and the defense allowed 322. Billy Sims rushed for a team-leading 1,437 yards for Detroit.

Eric Hipple threw for 2,358 yards. Freddie Scott hauled in 53 balls for 1,022 yards.

Jimmy Allen picked off 9 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
Eric Hipple27914050.223588.5145.0155.4942720873.4
Gary Danielson965658.37848.233.155.245128473.4
Jeff Komlo572950.92905.111.835.34654549.6
Tom Skladany33100.04314.300.000.01900118.8
Freddie Scott100.
Totals43622852.334758.0184.1235.394 44337


Player No. Yds Avg. Long TDs
Billy Sims29614374.951 13
Dexter Bussey1054464.223 0
Rick Kane773324.320 2
Vince Thompson352116.030 1
Eric Hipple411684.118 7
Leonard Thompson10757.521 1
Mark Nichols35016.730 0
Horace King7253.60
Freddie Scott7253.610 0
Gary Danielson9232.611 2
Jeff Komlo630.50
Totals59627954.751 26


Player No. Yds Avg. Long TDs
Freddie Scott53102219.348 5
David Hill3346214.034 4
Leonard Thompson3055018.394 3
Billy Sims2845116.181 2
Horace King2121710.341 1
Dexter Bussey18925.116 0
Rick Kane1718110.640 1
Mark Nichols1022222.259 1
Ulysses Norris813216.534 0
Vince Thompson44010.017 0
Tracy Porter36321.027 1
Ken Callicutt22412.016 0
Garry Cobb11919.019 0
Totals228347515.294 18


Player X/CA X/CM X/CP % FGA FGM FG % Pts.
Eddie Murray4646100.0352571.4121


Player No. Yds Avg. Long
Tom Skladany64278443.574

Punt Returns:

Player No. Yds Avg. Long TDs
Robbie Martin524508.745 1
Totals524508.745 1

Kick Returns:

Player No. Yds Avg. Long TDs
Alvin Hall2552521.036 0
Robbie Martin2550920.434 0
Mark Nichols47418.526 0
Horace King33311.014 0
Ken Callicutt22311.512 0
James Harrell100.00
Larry Lee100.00
Totals61116419.136 0


Player No. Yds Avg. Long TDs
Jimmy Allen912313.734 0
Stan White4379.216 0
Garry Cobb33210.717 0
Ken Fantetti2189.017 0
Alvin Hall16060.060 1
Ray Oldham11010.010 0
Al Baker199.00
Hector Gray100.00
Luther Bradley100.00
James Hunter1-3-3.0-3 0
Totals2428611.960 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 Murray25460121
Billy Sims13200090
Eric Hipple700042
Freddie Scott0500030
David Hill400024
Leonard Thompson1300024
Rick Kane2100018
Gary Danielson200012
Mark Nichols0100006
Tracy Porter10006
Horace King0100006
Robbie Martin100006
Vince Thompson100006
Alvin Hall010006


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