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1944 Detroit Lions (NFL)
2nd place Western Division 6-3-1 .667
Head Coach: Gus Dorais
Joe BachAssistant Coach
DayDateOpponentScoreLocationVenueAttendanceNotes
Sun9/17/1944HPhiladelphia Eagles7-27LDetroit, MIBriggs Stadium13702
Sat9/23/1944HNew York Giants23-0WDetroit, MIBriggs Stadium9988
Sun10/1/1944AGreen Bay Packers6-27LGreen Bay, WICity Stadium18556
Sun10/8/1944HBrooklyn Tigers19-14WDetroit, MIBriggs Stadium15702
Sun10/15/1944HCleveland Rams17-20LDetroit, MIBriggs Stadium21115
Sun10/22/1944AChicago Bears21-21TChicago, ILWrigley Field23835
Sun10/29/1944HGreen Bay Packers0-14LDetroit, MIBriggs Stadium30844
Sun11/5/1944AChicago-Pittsburgh27-6WPittsburgh, PAForbes Field17743
Sun11/12/1944HChicago-Pittsburgh21-7WDetroit, MIBriggs Stadium13239
Sun11/19/1944HChicago Bears41-21WDetroit, MIBriggs Stadium21960
Sun11/26/1944ACleveland Rams26-14WCleveland, OHLeague Park7462
Sun12/3/1944HBoston Yanks38-7WDetroit, MIBriggs Stadium15027
Exhibition game. Playoff game. A=Away game. H=Home game. N=Neutral site game. W=Win. L=Loss. T=Tie. OT=Overtime.
NoPlayerPosHtWtAgeCollegeGPGS
17Tony AielloHB-DB5-616523Youngstown State40
65Stan BatinskiLOT-DT5-1021527Temple88
83Paul BlessingOE-DE6-421525Nebraska-Kearney70
46Harry BoltonOT-DT6-328025Oklahoma State10
25Bill CallihanBB-DB6-221728Nebraska1010
61Wayne ClarkOE-DE6-421026Utah90
23Fred DawleyFB-LB5-919023Michigan20
84Dave DiehlLOE-DE5-1119026Michigan State1010
60Joe D'OrazioLOT-DT5-1122030Ithaca41
62Eddie EidenC-LB6-020523Scranton10
73Tony FurstOT-DT6-121526Dayton20
10John GreeneLOG-DG6-021024Michigan95
34Elmer HackneyFB-HB6-120228Kansas State101
81Dale HansenOE-DE6-222023Michigan State30
75Al KaporchROG-DG5-1021531St. Bonaventure1010
45Bob KeeneWB-DB5-1119125Detroit Mercy102
68Tom KennedyOT-DT6-021524Wayne State (Michigan)30
20Sonny LilesOG-DG5-918825Oklahoma State90
77Luke LindonROT-DT5-1024329Kentucky1010
42Jack LowtherHB-DB5-816522Detroit Mercy70
82Jack MathesonROE-DE6-222124Western Michigan1010
71Ed OpalewskiLOT-DT6-322525Eastern Michigan105
66Freeman RexerOE-DE6-121127Tulane60
62Bill RogersOT-DT5-1124331Villanova20
78Ernie RosteckC-LB6-121822none80
21Frankie SinkwichTB-DB5-1119024Georgia109
52George SirochmanROG-DG5-1121526Duquesne81
64Ivan TrebotichBB-DB5-1020824St. Mary's (California)80
11Art Van ToneWB-DB5-1018526Southern Mississippi108
86Bob WestfallFB-LB5-819025Michigan1010
50Alex WojciechowiczC-LB5-1121729Fordham1010
DRAFT LIST
RoundOverallPlayerPosCollegeNotes
14Otto GrahamBNorthwestern
214Bob CifersBTennessee
319Ralph HeywoodESouthern California
430George BettridgeBUtah
535John GreeneTMichigan
646Ed AlliquieTSanta Clara
757Paul BriggsTColorado
868Rod GiskeGWashington State
979Matt BolgerENotre Dame
1090Herb HeinEMinnesota
11101Paul WhiteBMichigan
12112Jack LescoulieGUCLA
13123Doug RehorBDickinson
14134Bill PritulaCMichigan
15145Jim MolichEFresno State
16156Jules YakapovichBColgate
17167Jack HelmsTGeorgia Tech
18178Elmer MadarikBDetroit Mercy
19189Bill EubanksEMississippi
20200Ray AhlstromBSt. Mary's (California)
21211Alex KapterGNorthwestern
22222Vic ClarkBTexas-El Paso
23233Max FischerCOklahoma
24244Chuck JacobyBIndiana
25255Bob McCarthyESt. Mary's (California)
26266Stan HendricksonEColorado
27277Fred BouldinBMissouri
28288Dick McElweeBWest Virginia
29299Bob DerlethTMichigan
30310George DickEKansas
SCORING BY QUARTERS1st2nd3rd4th
Team Totals65587221
Opponents Totals21552748
TEAM STATSTOP1ST DOWNSRushingPassingPenalty3RD DOWN EFFICIENCY4TH DOWN EFFICIENCYPENYDS
Team Totals10652477/ %/ %56417
Opponents Totals12963579/ %/ %51405
SCORINGTDX1X1APCTFGFGAPCTSAFPTS
Frankie Sinkwich6243080.02825.0066
Art Van Tone60000036
Elmer Hackney50000030
Bob Westfall50000030
Dave Diehl40000024
Jack Matheson30000018
Bob Keene20000012
(Team)0010.00000
Team Totals31243177.42825.00216
Opponents Totals22192286.4030.00151
FIELD GOALSMADEATTPCT1-1920-2930-3940-4950+
Frankie Sinkwich2825.01/1/0/0/0/
Team Totals2825.01/1/0/0/0/
Opponents Totals030.00/0/0/0/0/
RUSHINGATTYDSAVGLGTD
Frankie Sinkwich1505633.872t6
Bob Westfall652774.375t3
Elmer Hackney581843.2164
Art Van Tone25301.2261
Bob Keene9262.970
Tony Aiello6223.750
Jack Lowther9182.0110
Fred Dawley2168.0130
Bill Callihan133.020
Ivan Trebotich122.020
Team Totals32611413.575t14
Opponents Totals40312163.07
PASSINGATTCOMPCTINCYDSY/ATTY/COMLGTDTD%INTINT%TSYLNYPRTG
Frankie Sinkwich1485839.27010607.218.357t128.12013.552.0
Bob Westfall472348.9183427.314.946t48.5612.862.0
Jack Lowther10770.01545.47.71300.0220.043.3
Elmer Hackney11100.001919.019.01900.000.0118.8
Art Van Tone100.0100.000.000.039.6
Team Totals2078943.09014757.116.657t167.72813.553.8
Opponents Totals24610643.111414225.813.4156.12610.642.8
RECEIVINGRECYDSAVGLGTD
Jack Matheson2336115.7443
Dave Diehl1842623.757t4
Bob Westfall1621813.6452
Art Van Tone923726.343t4
Bill Callihan8678.4210
Elmer Hackney8486.010t1
Bob Keene59118.246t2
Wayne Clark22713.5190
Team Totals89147516.657t16
Opponents Totals106142213.415
INTERCEPTIONSINTYDSAVGLGTD
Alex Wojciechowicz78812.6500
Art Van Tone4164.0110
Elmer Hackney34113.7200
Frankie Sinkwich3289.3180
John Greene22211.0150
Bob Keene2147.0140
Jack Lowther13232.0320
Bob Westfall13030.0300
Jack Matheson12121.0210
Sonny Liles11414.0140
Al Kaporch111.010
Team Totals2630711.8500
Opponents Totals2837113.30
PUNTINGNOYDSAVGLGBLTBI20RYDSNYDSNET
Frankie Sinkwich45184541.0730
Jack Lowther520541.0580
Art Van Tone29447.0500
Bob Keene13030.0300
Bob Westfall11111.0110
Team Totals54218540.573036.0
Opponents Totals5744028.1
PUNT RETURNSNOFCYDSAVGLGTD
Frankie Sinkwich1114813.5250
Bob Keene712818.3250
Art Van Tone57815.6200
Bob Westfall33812.7190
Jack Lowther22311.5210
Al Kaporch11414.0140
Tony Aiello199.090
Sonny Liles155.050
Team Totals3144014.2250
Opponents Totals2012.6290
KICKOFF RETURNSNOFCYDSAVGLGTD
Art Van Tone922725.2921
Frankie Sinkwich614424.0310
Bob Keene49323.3270
Bob Westfall37926.3310
Bill Callihan34615.3200
Team Totals2558923.6921
Opponents Totals390
FUMBLESNOLOSTOWNOPPRECYDSTD
Team Totals2281416300
Opponents Totals251698170
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