1974 Detroit Lions season

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1974 Detroit Lions season
Head coach Rick Forzano
Owner William Clay Ford, Sr.
Home field Tiger Stadium
Results
Record 7–7
Division place 2nd NFC Central
Playoff finish did not qualify
Timeline
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< 1973 1975 >

The 1974 Detroit Lions season was the 45th season in franchise history. It was the Lions' final season playing at Tiger Stadium; the team moved to the Pontiac Silverdome the following season and played home games there until the end of their 2001 season. Prior to the start of training camp, tragedy would strike the Lions, as Head Coach Don McCafferty died of a fatal heart attack at age 53. He would later be replaced by Lions assistant Rick Forzano, who would guide the Lions to a 7–7 record in their final season at Tiger Stadium. This would also be the last season until 2011 when Monday Night Football would air in the city of Detroit as a result of the Lions playing in Pontiac from 1975 to 2001, following by sub par seasons while playing home games at Ford Field during its first eight years.

Offseason[edit]

http://www.pro-football-reference.com/teams/det/1974_draft.htm

Round Pick Player Position School
1

Regular season[edit]

Schedule[edit]

Week Date Opponent Result Attendance
1 September 15, 1974 at Chicago Bears L 17–9
48,134
2 September 22, 1974 Minnesota Vikings L 7–6
49,703
3 September 29, 1974 at Green Bay Packers L 21–19
47,292
4 October 6, 1974 at Los Angeles Rams L 16–13
64,987
5 October 14, 1974 San Francisco 49ers W 17–13
45,199
6 October 20, 1974 at Minnesota Vikings W 20–16
47,807
7 October 27, 1974 Green Bay Packers W 19–17
51,775
8 November 3, 1974 New Orleans Saints W 19–14
43,256
9 November 10, 1974 at Oakland Raiders L 35–13
51,973
10 November 17, 1974 New York Giants W 20–19
40,431
11 November 24, 1974 Chicago Bears W 34–17
40,930
12 November 28, 1974 Denver Broncos L 31–27
51,157
13 December 8, 1974 at Cincinnati Bengals W 23–19
45,159
14 December 15, 1974 at Philadelphia Eagles L 28–17
57,157

Game summaries[edit]

Week 7[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Packers 0 7 3 7 17
Lions 3 6 7 3 19

[1]


Week 8[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Saints 0 14 0 0 14
• Lions 10 6 0 3 19

[2]



Standings[edit]

NFC Central
W L T PCT DIV CONF PF PA
Minnesota Vikings 10 4 0 .714 4–2 8–3 310 195
Detroit Lions 7 7 0 .500 3–3 6–5 256 270
Green Bay Packers 6 8 0 .429 3–3 4–7 210 206
Chicago Bears 4 10 0 .286 2–4 4–7 152 279

Roster[edit]

Detroit Lions roster
Quarterbacks

Running Backs

Wide Receivers

Tight Ends

Offensive Linemen

Defensive Linemen

Linebackers

Defensive Backs

Special Teams

Reserve Lists
  • Currently vacant

Rookies in italics

Awards and records[edit]

References[edit]