1987 Detroit Lions Statistics

National Football League (NFL)
Team Record: 4-11
Finishing 4th in the NFL's Central Division of the National Football Conference
Coach: Darryl Rogers (4-11)
Location: Detroit, Michigan
1987 Detroit Lions Roster
1987 Detroit Lions Results

The Detroit Lions of the National Football League ended the 1987 season with a record of 4 wins and 11 losses, finishing fourth in the NFL's Central Division of the National Football Conference.

The Lions labored to change the scoreboard with just 269 points, and the shaky defensive squad surrendered 384. Chuck Long threw for 2,598 yards. Pete Mandley hauled in 58 balls for 720 yards.

James Jones rushed for a team-leading 342 yards for Detroit, while Garry James also buoyed the ground attack.

James Griffin intercepted 6 opponent throws. Mike Cofer sacked opposing passers 8.5 times.

Darryl Rogers coached the team.

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Player Att Comp Comp % Yds Yds/Att TDs TD % Ints Int % Long Sacked Yds Lost Rating
Chuck Long41623255.825986.2112.6204.8531712763.4
Todd Hons924346.75526.055.455.45396761.5
James Jones100.000.000.01100.00000.0
Totals50927554.031506.2163.1265.153 26194


Player No. Yds Avg. Long TDs
James Jones963423.619 0
Garry James822703.317 4
Gary Ellerson471964.233 3
Karl Bernard451874.214 2
Cleve Wester331133.414 0
Butch Woolfolk12826.831 0
Stan Edwards32692.213 0
Chuck Long22642.915 0
Todd Hons5499.823 0
Scott Williams8293.60
Tony Dollinger8222.80
Tony Paige4133.20
Pete Mandley133.00
Nick Kowgios122.00
Mike Black100.00
Jeff Chadwick1-6-6.0-6 0
Totals39814353.633 9


Player No. Yds Avg. Long TDs
Pete Mandley5872012.441 7
James Jones342627.735 0
Jeff Chadwick3041613.936 0
Gary Lee1930816.253 0
Butch Woolfolk191668.713 0
Garry James1621513.446 0
Rob Rubick1314711.322 1
Karl Bernard13917.012 0
Eric Truvillion1220717.253 1
Darrell Grymes914015.636 2
Mark Nichols78712.423 0
Stan Edwards78211.721 0
Danny Bradley7507.114 2
Jimmie Giles66210.325 0
Vyto Kab55410.828 0
Gary Ellerson5489.623 1
Scott Williams4164.01
Tony Dollinger3258.315 0
Mark Wheeler2178.50
Carl Bland2147.011 1
Tony Paige210.50
Mark Witte11919.019 0
Nick Kowgios133.00
Totals275315011.553 16


Player X/CA X/CM X/CP % FGA FGM FG % Pts.
Eddie Murray2121100.0322062.581
Mike Prindle66100.07685.724


Player No. Yds Avg. Long
Jim Arnold46200743.660
Matt Kinzer723834.042
John Misko624240.351
Mike Black623338.847
Eddie Murray415538.846
Russell Erxleben15252.052

Punt Returns:

Player No. Yds Avg. Long TDs
Pete Mandley2325010.954 0
Danny Bradley12534.413 0
Totals353038.754 0

Kick Returns:

Player No. Yds Avg. Long TDs
Gary Lee3271922.550 0
Butch Woolfolk1121919.944 0
Danny Bradley918820.927 0
Alvin Hall610517.525 0
Dan Saleaumua35719.021 0
Karl Bernard45413.532 0
Carl Bland24422.022 0
Jerry Ball22311.520 0
Kevin Glover11919.019 0
Curtis Green100.00
Totals71142820.150 0


Player No. Yds Avg. Long TDs
James Griffin613021.729 0
Duane Galloway34615.330 0
Bruce McNorton3206.720 0
Jimmy Williams25125.548 0
Ricky Smith13434.034 1
Dennis Gibson155.00
Raphel Cherry122.00
Charles Benson122.00
Alvin Hall100.00
Totals1929015.348 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 Murray2021081
Pete Mandley07000042
Gary Ellerson3100024
Garry James4000024
Mike Prindle66024
Danny Bradley20000012
Karl Bernard20000012
Darrell Grymes200012
Scott Williams010006
Ricky Smith10006
Rob Rubick10006
Carl Bland100006
Eric Truvillion10006
Angelo King10006
George Jamison00012


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