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1983 Detroit Lions (NFL)

1st place • National Football Conference • Central Division • 9-7-0 .553
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1983 NFLPrevious SeasonNext Season
Roster KeyStat Key
Head Coach: Monte Clark
Don DollSpecial Assignments
Fred HoaglinOffensive Line
Bill JohnsonOffensive Backs
Eddie KhayatDefensive Line
Joe MaddenSpecial Teams
Ted MarchibrodaOffensive Coordinator
Mel PhillipsDefensive Backs
Larry SeipleReceivers
SCORES
DayDateOpponentScoreLocationVenueAttendance
Fri8/5/1983APhiladelphia Eagles17-21LPhiladelphia, PAVeterans Stadium40258
Sat8/13/1983AKansas City Chiefs17-13WKansas City, MOArrowhead Stadium32885
Sat8/20/1983HBuffalo Bills16-17LPontiac, MIPontiac Silverdome41815
Sat8/27/1983HCincinnati Bengals34-7WPontiac, MIPontiac Silverdome41992
Sun9/4/1983ATampa Bay Buccaneers11-0WTampa, FLTampa Stadium62154
Sun9/11/1983HCleveland Browns26-31LPontiac, MIPontiac Silverdome60095
Sun9/18/1983HAtlanta Falcons14-30LPontiac, MIPontiac Silverdome54622
Sun9/25/1983AMinnesota Vikings17-20LMinneapolis, MNMetrodome58254
Sun10/2/1983ALos Angeles Rams10-21LAnaheim, CAAnaheim Stadium49403
Sun10/9/1983HGreen Bay Packers38-14WPontiac, MIPontiac Silverdome67738
Sun10/16/1983HChicago Bears31-17WPontiac, MIPontiac Silverdome66709
Sun10/23/1983AWashington Redskins17-38LWashington, DCRFK Stadium43189
Sun10/30/1983AChicago Bears38-17WChicago, ILSoldier Field58764
Mon11/7/1983HNew York Giants15-9WPontiac, MIPontiac Silverdome68985
Sun11/13/1983AHouston Oilers17-27LHouston, TXAstrodome40660
Sun11/20/1983AGreen Bay Packers23-20WOTMilwaukee, WICounty Stadium50050
Thu11/24/1983HPittsburgh Steelers45-3WPontiac, MIPontiac Silverdome77724
Mon12/5/1983HMinnesota Vikings13-3WPontiac, MIPontiac Silverdome79169
Sun12/11/1983ACincinnati Bengals9-17LCincinnati, OHRiverfront Stadium45728
Sun12/18/1983HTampa Bay Buccaneers23-20WPontiac, MIPontiac Silverdome78392
NFC Divisional Playoff
Sat12/31/1983ASan Francisco 49ers23-24LSan Francisco, CACandlestick Park58286

Exhibition game. Playoff game. A=Away game. H=Home game. N=Neutral site game. W=Win. L=Loss. T=Tie. OT=Overtime.

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ROSTER
PlayerNoPosHtWtAgeCollegeGPGS
Roosevelt Barnes54LLB6-222625Purdue161
Mike Black11P6-219722Arizona State160
Dexter Bussey24HB6-120531Oklahoma; Texas-Arlington153
James Caver41WR-S5-917523Missouri20
Jeff Chadwick89WR6-319023Grand Valley State164
Garry Cobb53LLB6-223126Southern California1515
Mike Cofer66RDE6-524523Tennessee165
August Curley50LB6-322223Southern California100
Gary Danielson16QB6-219532Purdue100
Mike Dawson73LDT6-326230Arizona167
Chris Dieterich72LOT6-327525North Carolina State1616
Steve Doig58LB6-224023New Hampshire90
Keith Dorney70ROT6-528526Penn State1312
Homer Elias61LOG6-325528Tennessee State1414
Doug English78RDT6-525630Texas1515
Mike Fanning74LDT6-625530Notre Dame145
Ken Fantetti57MLB6-223026Wyoming1616
Amos Fowler65C6-325327Southern Mississippi164
William Gay79RDE-LDT6-526028San Diego CC; Southern California1515
Bill Graham33LS5-1119124Texas1414
Hector Gray26CB6-119026Florida State10
Don Greco67ROG6-326024Western Illinois1212
Curtis Green62LDE6-326726Alabama State1616
Alvin Hall35RS5-1019325Miami (Ohio)1616
James Harrell51LB6-122226Florida160
Maurice Harvey23S5-1018927Ball State90
Eric Hipple17QB6-221126Utah State1616
Ken Jenkins31RB5-818424Bucknell120
Demetrious Johnson21LS5-1119022Missouri142
James Jones20FB6-223022Florida1414
Rick Kane32RB6-020029Oregon; San Jose State140
Horace King25HB5-1020530Georgia161
Al Latimer43RCB5-1117226Ferrum JC; Clemson88
Larry Lee64ROG-LOG6-226324UCLA166
Robbie Martin83WR5-818725Cal Poly (San Luis Obispo)100
Reese McCall81TE6-623827Auburn165
Bruce McNorton29RCB5-1117524Georgetown (Kentucky)168
Martin Moss63DT6-425225UCLA150
Steve Mott52C6-327022Alabama1312
Eddie Murray3K5-1118827Tulane160
Mark Nichols89WR6-220824Bakersfield CC; San Jose State1611
Ulysses Norris80TE6-423226Georgia1515
Rob Rubick84TE6-323423Grand Valley State161
Freddie Scott87WR6-217531Amherst150
Billy Sims20HB5-1121228Oklahoma1312
Rich Strenger71ROT6-728523Michigan164
Leonard Thompson39WR5-1119031Arizona Western JC; Oklahoma State1312
Vince Thompson38FB6-023026Villanova102
Tom Turnure55C6-425326Washington160
Danny Wagoner34CB-S5-1018024Kansas140
Bobby Watkins27LCB5-1018423Texas State1616
Jimmy Williams59RLB6-323023Nebraska1616
DRAFT LIST
RoundOverallPlayerPosCollege
113James JonesRBFlorida
240Rich StrengerTMichigan
367Mike CoferDETennessee
494August CurleyLBSouthern California
5115Demetrious JohnsonDBMissouri
5121Steve MottCAlabama
6154Todd BrownWRNebraska
7181Mike BlackPArizona State
8208Bill StapletonDBWashington
10261Dave LaubeGPenn State
11287Ben TateRBNorth Carolina Central
12321Jim LaneCIdaho State
SCORING BY QUARTERS1st2nd3rd4thOTPTS
Team Totals7310988743347
Opponents Totals5412237730286
TEAM STATSTOP1st DownsFDRFDPFDX3rd Down Efficiency4th Down EfficiencyPENPENY
Team Totals30:083151361562397/224 43.3%/ %118988
Opponents Totals29:523241331613080/213 37.6%/ %1171062
SCORINGTDX1X1APCTFGFGAPCTSAFPTS
Eddie Murray03838100.0253278.10113
James Jones70000042
Ulysses Norris70000042
Billy Sims70000042
Jeff Chadwick40000024
Leonard Thompson40000024
Eric Hipple30000018
Dexter Bussey1000006
Robbie Martin1000006
Mark Nichols1000006
Rob Rubick1000006
Freddie Scott1000006
Vince Thompson1000006
Doug English0000024
Mike Fanning0000012
Team Totals383838100.0253278.13347
Opponents Totals33323397.0182669.21286
FIELD GOALSMADEATTPCTBLLG1-1920-2930-3940-4950+
Eddie Murray253278.10540/06/613/153/73/4
Team Totals253278.10540/06/613/153/73/4
Opponents Totals182669.20/09/104/64/81/2
RUSHINGATTYDSAVGLGTD
Billy Sims22010404.7417
James Jones1354753.5186
Dexter Bussey572494.4260
Eric Hipple411714.2273
Vince Thompson401383.5101
Leonard Thompson47218.040t1
Rick Kane4194.890
Mark Nichols11313.0130
Gary Danielson681.380
Horace King362.040
Mike Black2-10-5.000
Team Totals51321814.34118
Opponents Totals50321044.24211
PASSINGATTCOMPCTINCYDSY/ATTY/COMLGTDTD%INTINT%TSYLNYPRTG
Eric Hipple38720420416525776.712.680t123.1184.737274230364.7
Gary Danielson1135959507206.412.25476.243.586865278.0
James Jones200200.000.000.000039.6
Mike Black100000.000.01100.00000.0
Team Totals50326326321732976.612.580t193.8234.645342295566.5
Opponents Totals51529729719634016.611.584214.1224.343289311273.5
RECEIVINGRECYDSAVGLGTD
James Jones4646710.2461
Billy Sims4241910.0540
Leonard Thompson4175218.380t3
Jeff Chadwick4061715.4454
Mark Nichols2943715.146t1
Ulysses Norris2629111.2417
Rob Rubick10818.1151
Horace King9768.4140
Dexter Bussey8496.114t1
Freddie Scott57114.2251
Vince Thompson4164.080
Rick Kane2157.590
Reese McCall166.060
Team Totals263329712.580t19
Opponents Totals297340111.58421
INTERCEPTIONSINTYDSAVGLGTD
Bruce McNorton7304.3150
Bobby Watkins44812.0310
Garry Cobb4194.8130
Roosevelt Barnes27035.0700
Alvin Hall2189.0180
Ken Fantetti200.000
Al Latimer100.000
Team Totals221858.4700
Opponents Totals2324110.5310
PUNTINGNOYDSAVGLGBLTBI20RYDSNYDSNET
Mike Black71291141.0601917302242933.7
Team Totals72291140.4601917302242933.7
Opponents Totals79316740.1642914522246531.2
PUNT RETURNSNOFCYDSAVGLGTD
Ken Jenkins23123010.0430
Robbie Martin15318312.281t1
Alvin Hall8410913.6660
Al Latimer0100
Team Totals46952211.381t1
Opponents Totals3943027.7330
KICKOFF RETURNSNOFCYDSAVGLGTD
Alvin Hall23049221.4320
Ken Jenkins22045920.9300
Robbie Martin8014017.5510
James Caver407117.8330
Horace King101111.0110
Larry Lee101111.0110
August Curley1077.070
Ulysses Norris1000.000
Team Totals610119119.5510
Opponents Totals71114616.1490
SACKSNOYDS
William Gay13.5
Doug English13.0
Curtis Green4.5
Mike Cofer4.5
Jimmy Williams1.0
James Harrell1.0
Ken Fantetti1.0
Mike Fanning1.0
Mike Dawson1.0
Garry Cobb1.0
Roosevelt Barnes1.0
Martin Moss0.5
Team Totals43.0289.0
Opponents Totals45.0342.0
FUMBLESNOLOSTOWNOPPRECYDSTD
Roosevelt Barnes0001100
Mike Black100000
Dexter Bussey100000
James Caver100000
Garry Cobb0002200
Mike Cofer0001100
Gary Danielson210100
Chris Dieterich0010100
Homer Elias0010100
Ken Fantetti0001100
William Gay00011110
Bill Graham0003300
Don Greco0010100
Alvin Hall102200
Eric Hipple1260600
Ken Jenkins210100
Demetrious Johnson0001100
James Jones410100
Horace King0010100
Robbie Martin310100
Steve Mott100000
Mark Nichols200000
Ulysses Norris0010100
Freddie Scott100000
Billy Sims640400
Leonard Thompson210100
Vince Thompson100000
Bobby Watkins112360
Jimmy Williams0001100
Team Totals4120211536170
Opponents Totals33151816340
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