1975 Detroit Lions season

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1975 Detroit Lions season
Head coach Rick Forzano
Owner William Clay Ford, Sr.
Home field Pontiac Silverdome
Results
Record 7–7
Division place 2nd NFC Central
Playoff finish did not qualify
Timeline
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< 1974 1976 >

The 1975 Detroit Lions season was the 46th season in franchise history. It was the first season for the Detroit Lions at the new Silverdome in Pontiac, a Detroit suburb, which was built specifically for the team. It was also their first ever season outside of Detroit since the franchise's move and name change in 1934; its four three seasons were played in Portsmouth, Ohio as the Portsmouth Spartans. For the seventh consecutive season, the Lions finished the season in second place.

Regular season[edit]

Schedule[edit]

Week Date Opponent Result Attendance
1 September 21, 1975 at Green Bay Packers W 30–16
52,613
2 September 28, 1975 at Atlanta Falcons W 17–14
45,218
3 October 6, 1975 Dallas Cowboys L 36–10
79,384
4 October 12, 1975 Chicago Bears W 27–7
74,032
5 October 19, 1975 at Minnesota Vikings L 25–19
47,872
6 October 26, 1975 at Houston Oilers L 24–8
46,904
7 November 2, 1975 at San Francisco 49ers W 28–17
43,209
8 November 9, 1975 Cleveland Browns W 21–10
75,283
9 November 16, 1975 Green Bay Packers W 13–10
76,946
10 November 23, 1975 at Kansas City Chiefs L 24–21 OT
55,161
11 November 27, 1975 Los Angeles Rams L 20–0
69,552
12 December 7, 1975 at Chicago Bears L 25–21
37,772
13 December 14, 1975 Minnesota Vikings W 17–10
73,130
14 December 21, 1975 St. Louis Cardinals L 24–13
64,656

Game summaries[edit]

Week 2[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
• Lions 0 7 3 7 17
Falcons 0 7 7 0 14

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Standings[edit]

NFC Central
W L T PCT DIV CONF PF PA
Minnesota Vikings(1) 12 2 0 .857 5–1 8–2 377 180
Detroit Lions 7 7 0 .500 4–2 6–5 245 262
Chicago Bears 4 10 0 .286 2–4 4–7 191 379
Green Bay Packers 4 10 0 .286 1–5 4–7 226 285

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]