Interesting Questions, Facts and Information
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Interesting Questions, Facts, and Information
2. Hanson was 2/4 from 50+ yards with his longest kick of the year being from 52 yards out.
664. Jones rushed for 664 yards in 2005, far fewer than his total in his rookie season.
Cory Schlesinger. Schlesinger, the Lions starting fullback injured his leg in a preseason game.
Kenoy Kennedy. Kennedy finished the season with 98 total tackles, 25 more than the second leading tackler Earl Holmes.
Mike Williams. Mike Williams was selected with the tenth pick in the first round.
|Joey Harrington started the season as the starting quarterback of the Lions. Who was the other quarterback to start at quarterback for the Lions in 2005?||2005 Detroit Lions
Jeff Garcia. Jeff Garcia threw an interception in overtime against the Bears that was returned for a touchdown and the Lions lost the game.
|Who finished the season as head coach of the Lions after Steve Marriucci was fired after the Thanksgiving day loss to the Atlanta Falcons?||2005 Detroit Lions
Dick Jauron. Dick Jauron finished the season with a 1-4 record as head coach of the Lions.
|To which team did the Lions lose their final game of the season to on New Year's day?||2005 Detroit Lions
Pittsburgh Steelers. The Lions lost the game to the Steelers despite a good effort. The final score of the game was 35-21, capping off a 5-11 season.
5. The Lions finished the season with 5 wins and 11 losses.
Marcus Pollard. Pollard finished the season with 46 receptions for 516 yards.
Kevin Jones. Even though Kevin missed 4 games during the season, he still led the position players with 48 points.
|In a season of not finishing strong, how many games did the Detroit Lions lose by 7 points or less?||The 2006 Detroit Lions
8. These 8 losses came against Seattle, Green Bay, St. Louis, NY Jets, San Fransisco, Arizonia, New England, and Chicago. Just think, one possession could turn a team from 3-13 to 11-5.
Ernie Sims. Ernie was a rookie and the first round draft pick of the Lions. Another rookie, second round pick Daniel Bullocks, finished third in total tackles on the team.
Mike Furrey. This was Mike Furrey's breakout year. Before the 2006 season, Mike's season high for catches in a season was 20.
3. This was the sixth straight double-digit loss season for the Detroit Lions, all of which have come while Matt Millen had been the general manager.
|What former NFL head coach was hired as the offensive coordinator for the Detroit Lions in 2006?||The 2006 Detroit Lions
Mike Martz. Martz was the head coach of the St. Louis Rams from 2000 to 2005. He was also the offensive coordinator of the Rams when they won Super Bowl XXXIV.
Jon Kitna. Jon Kitna also threw for 4,208 passing yards, which at the time, was second all-time for the Lions.
Rod Marinelli. This was Rod Marinelli's first job as a head coach in the NFL. He coached the Tampa Bay Buccaneers defensive line before becoming head coach of the Lions.
Ernie Sims. Ernie was drafted ninth overall by the Lions in the 2006 NFL Draft. In his first season in the NFL, Ernie led all Lions players in total, solo and assisted tackles.
Cory Schlesinger. "Sledge" was their fullback for the Detroit Lions, and was drafted in the 6th round in 1995. Cory has opened holes for lots of great running backs like Barry Sanders and Kevin Jones.
Roy Williams. Roy was drafted 7th overall in the 2004 NFL Draft out of the University of Texas. Roy was made an alternate for the 2007 Pro Bowl after having a career high season with 82 receptions and 1,130 yards receiving.
Shaun Rogers. "Big Baby" was drafted 62nd overall in the 2001 NFL Draft. He was voted to the NFL Pro Bowl in both 2004 and 2005. Shaun was suspended for four games during the 2006 season for violating the NFLs substance abuse policy.
Kevin Jones. "KJ" was drafted 30th overall in the 2004 NFL Draft out of Virginia Tech. Kevin was only the third running back in Detroit Lions history to rush for over 1,000 yards during his rookie season.
Chris Spielman. Chris was drafted 29th overall by the Detroit Lions in the 1988 NFL Draft. He played for the Lions from 1988-1995, and then played two years for Buffalo and one for Cleveland. Spielman finished his career with 1,138 tackles as a Detroit Lion. Chris became a broadcaster for ESPN in 2001.
Jason Hanson. Jason was drafted 56th overall in the 1992 NFL Draft. Hanson kicked 34 field goals during his second NFL season. Jason also made the Pro Bowl in 1997 and 1999.
Doak Walker. Doak won the Heisman Trophy in 1948 out of Southern Methodist University. The Doak Walker Award, first given out in 1990, was named after him and it honors the nation's top college football running back.
Joey Harrington. Harrington was drafted third overall by the Detroit Lions in the 2002 NFL Draft. After four rocky seasons with the Lions, he was traded to the Miami Dolphins.
Barry Sanders . Barry was drafted third overall by the Lions in the 1989 NFL Draft. Some of his career highlights included 15,269 career rushing yards, 100 or more rushing yards in 76 games, 18,190 career yards from scrimmage, and a 2004 NFL Hall of Fame induction.
|The Lions drafted Heisman trophy winner Barry Sanders in the 1989 NFL draft with the #3 pick. However, the Lions only drafted Sanders because the player they wanted went to Green Bay at #2. Who did the Packers select?||Curse of the Detroit Lions
Tony Mandarich. Mandarich turned out to be a bust in the NFL, while Sanders had a Hall of Fame career.
|The Lions had one playoff win in 30 seasons of the Super Bowl era. Who has been the owner of the team for that entire stretch?||Curse of the Detroit Lions
William Clay Ford. Ford purchased the team in 1964.
0. Detroit was among the five teams who had no players selected to the 2008 Pro Bowl including the Atlanta Falcons, Carolina Panthers, New Orleans Saints, and New York Jets. The NFC won the contest defeating the AFC by the score of 42-30.