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Detroit Lions Records


Listed below are Detroit Lions Records, Firsts, Odds & Ends.

First Draft Choice: Sid Wagner, G, Michigan State, 1936.

First Regular-Season Game as the Portsmouth Spartans
: A 13-6 win over the Newark Tornadoes, 9/14/30.

First Regular-Season Game as the Detroit Lions: A 9-0 victory over the New York Giants, 9/23/34.

First Thanksgiving Day Game: A 19-16 loss to the Chicago Bears, 11/29/34.

First NFL Title: The Lions defeated the New York Giants 26-7 in the 1935 NFL Championship game, 12/15/35.

First All-League Selections: George Christensen and Dutch Clark, 1934.

First Player Elected to the Hall of Fame: QB Dutch Clark, charter member, 1963.

First to Rush 200 Yards in a Game
: Barry Sanders, 220 yards vs. the Minnesota Vikings, 11/24/91.

First 2,000-Yard Rusher
: Barry Sanders, 2,053 yards (1997).

First 1,000-Yard Rusher: Steve Owens, 1,035 yards (1971).

Longest Run From Scrimmage: 96 yards by Bob Hoernschemeyer vs. the New York Yanks, 11/23/50.

First 3,000-Yard Passer: Gary Danielson, 3,223 yards (1980).

Longest Passing Play: A 99-yard pass from Karl Sweetan to Pat Studstill vs. the Baltimore Colts, 10/16/66.

Most Career Rushing Yards
: Barry Sanders, 15,269 yards (1989-98).

Most Career Passing Yards
: Bobby Layne, 15,710 yards (1950-58).

Most Career Receptions: Herman Moore, 670 receptions (1991-2001).

All-Time Leading Scorer: Jason Hanson, 1,336 points (1992-2004).

Fewest Yards Allowed An Opponent: 14 yards vs. the Chicago Cardinals, 9/15/40.

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