1977 Detroit Lions season

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1977 Detroit Lions season
Head coach Tommy Hudspeth
General manager Russ Thomas
Owner William Clay Ford, Sr.
Home field Pontiac Silverdome
Results
Record 6–8
Division place 3rd NFC Central
Playoff finish did not qualify
Timeline
Previous season Next season
< 1976 1978 >

The 1977 Detroit Lions season was their 48th in the National Football League (NFL). The team matched their previous season's output of 6–8.[1] The team missed the playoffs for the seventh straight season. The Lions struggled offensively, scoring a mere 183 points while finishing in third place with a 6–8 record for the second straight season.

The 1977 coaching staff included 25-year-old assistant special teams and offensive assistant coach Bill Belichick. Belichick would go on to win two Super Bowls as defensive coordinator with the New York Giants in 1986 and 1990, and four more as head coach of the New England Patriots in 2001, 2003, 2004, and 2014.

Personnel[edit]

Staff[edit]

1977 Detroit Lions staff
Front office

Head coaches

Offensive coaches

Defensive coaches

Special teams coaches

  • Special Teams – Floyd Reese
  • Assistant Special Teams – Bill Belichick

Strength and conditioning

  • Strength and Conditioning – Floyd Reese

[2]

Schedule[edit]

Week Date Opponent Result Attendance
1 September 18, 1977 at Chicago Bears L 30–20
51,530
2 September 25, 1977 New Orleans Saints W 23–19
51,458
3 October 2, 1977 Philadelphia Eagles W 17–13
57,236
4 October 9, 1977 at Minnesota Vikings L 14–7
45,860
5 October 16, 1977 Green Bay Packers W 10–6
78,452
6 October 23, 1977 at San Francisco 49ers L 28–7
39,392
7 October 30, 1977 at Dallas Cowboys L 37–0
63,160
8 November 6, 1977 San Diego Chargers W 20–0
72,559
9 November 13, 1977 at Atlanta Falcons L 17–6
47,461
10 November 20, 1977 Tampa Bay Buccaneers W 16–7
49,751
11 November 24, 1977 Chicago Bears L 31–14
71,373
12 December 4, 1977 at Green Bay Packers L 10–9
56,267
13 December 11, 1977 at Baltimore Colts W 13–10
45,124
14 December 17, 1977 Minnesota Vikings L 30–21
78,572

Standings[edit]

NFC Central
W L T PCT DIV CONF PF PA STK
Minnesota Vikings(3) 9 5 0 .643 6–1 8–4 255 253 W1
Chicago Bears(4) 9 5 0 .643 6–1 8–4 231 227 W6
Detroit Lions 6 8 0 .429 2–5 4–7 183 252 L1
Green Bay Packers 4 10 0 .286 2–5 4–8 134 219 W1
Tampa Bay Buccaneers 2 12 0 .143 0–4 2–11 103 223 W2

References[edit]

  1. ^ 1977 Detroit Lions
  2. ^ "Executive and coaching staff profiles". 1977 Detroit Lions Media Guide. pp. 3–10.