1983 Detroit Lions Statistics

National Football League (NFL)
Team Record: 9-7
Finishing 1st in the NFL's Central Division of the National Football Conference
Postseason: 0-1 Lost Division Playoff
Coach: Monte Clark (9-7)
Location: Detroit, Michigan
1983 Detroit Lions Roster
1983 Detroit Lions Results

The Detroit Lions of the National Football League ended the 1983 season with a record of 9 wins and 7 losses, finishing first in the NFL's Central Division of the National Football Conference. The team compiled a postseason mark of 0-1.

The Lions racked up 347 points, and the rigid defensive squad yielded 286. Eric Hipple threw for 2,577 yards. James Jones hauled in 46 balls, while Leonard Thompson added 752 receiving yards. Jeff Chadwick and Billy Sims contributed to the receiving game as well.

Billy Sims rushed for a team-leading 1,040 yards for Detroit.

Bruce McNorton intercepted 7 opponent throws. William Gay topped pass rushers with 13.5 quarterback sacks.

Monte Clark coached the team. The 1983 Detroit Lions lost in the Division Playoff.

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Player Att Comp Comp % Yds Yds/Att TDs TD % Ints Int % Long Sacked Yds Lost Rating
Eric Hipple38720452.725776.7123.1184.7803727464.7
Gary Danielson1135952.27206.476.243.55486878.0
James Jones200.
Mike Black100.000.000.01100.00000.0
Totals50326352.332976.6193.8234.680 45342


Player No. Yds Avg. Long TDs
Billy Sims22010404.741 7
James Jones1354753.518 6
Dexter Bussey572494.426 0
Eric Hipple411714.227 3
Vince Thompson401383.410 1
Leonard Thompson47218.040 1
Rick Kane4194.80
Mark Nichols11313.013 0
Gary Danielson681.30
Horace King362.00
Mike Black2-10-5.00
Totals51321814.341 18


Player No. Yds Avg. Long TDs
James Jones4646710.246 1
Billy Sims4241910.054 0
Leonard Thompson4175218.380 3
Jeff Chadwick4061715.445 4
Mark Nichols2943715.146 1
Ulysses Norris2629111.241 7
Rob Rubick10818.115 1
Horace King9768.414 0
Dexter Bussey8496.114 1
Freddie Scott57114.225 1
Vince Thompson4164.00
Rick Kane2157.50
Reese McCall166.00
Totals263329712.580 19


Player X/CA X/CM X/CP % FGA FGM FG % Pts.
Eddie Murray3838100.0322578.1113


Player No. Yds Avg. Long
Mike Black71291141.060

Punt Returns:

Player No. Yds Avg. Long TDs
Ken Jenkins2323010.043 0
Robbie Martin1518312.281 1
Alvin Hall810913.666 0
Totals4652211.381 1

Kick Returns:

Player No. Yds Avg. Long TDs
Alvin Hall2349221.432 0
Ken Jenkins2245920.930 0
Robbie Martin814017.551 0
Jim Caver47117.833 0
Larry Lee11111.011 0
Horace King11111.011 0
August Curley177.00
Ulysses Norris100.00
Totals61119119.551 0


Player No. Yds Avg. Long TDs
Bruce McNorton7304.315 0
Bobby Watkins44812.031 0
Garry Cobb4194.813 0
Roosevelt Barnes27035.070 0
Alvin Hall2189.018 0
Ken Fantetti200.00
Al Latimer100.00
Totals221858.470 0


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 Murray25380113
Billy Sims7000042
Ulysses Norris7000042
James Jones6100042
Jeff Chadwick400024
Leonard Thompson1300024
Eric Hipple300018
Rob Rubick10006
Vince Thompson100006
Dexter Bussey010006
Mark Nichols010006
Robbie Martin100006
Freddie Scott10006
Doug English00024
Mike Fanning00012


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