Detroit Lions Records
Listed below are Detroit Lions Records, Firsts, Odds &
First Draft Choice: Sid Wagner, G, Michigan
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
First 1,000-Yard Rusher: Steve Owens, 1,035
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
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
Most Career Passing Yards: Bobby Layne, 15,710 yards
Most Career Receptions: Herman Moore, 670 receptions
All-Time Leading Scorer: Jason Hanson, 1,336
Fewest Yards Allowed An Opponent: 14 yards
vs. the Chicago Cardinals, 9/15/40.