1982 Detroit Lions season

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1982 Detroit Lions season
Head coach Monte Clark
Home field Pontiac Silverdome
Results
Record 4–5
Division place 8th NFC
Playoff finish Lost 1st Round
Timeline
Previous season Next season
< 1981 1983 >

The 1982 Detroit Lions season was the 53rd season in franchise history. A NFL players strike shortened the regular season to nine games. The Lions qualified for their first postseason appearance since 1970. The NFL changed the playoffs due to the strike. The Lions became one of only three teams to ever qualify for the playoffs despite having a losing record.[1][2] The Lions and the 1982 Cleveland Browns are the only two teams with a losing record to qualify as wildcards. In 2010, the Seattle Seahawks became the third team with a losing record to qualify for the playoffs and the first team to win a division title with a losing record.[2] The Lions lost to the Washington Redskins at RFK Stadium in the first round of the playoffs.

Offseason[edit]

NFL Draft[edit]

Round Pick Player Position School
1

Regular season[edit]

Schedule[edit]

Game Date Opponent Result Lions points Opponents Record Streak Notes Attendance
1 Sept. 12 Chicago Bears Win 17 10 1–0 Win 1
71,337
2 Sept. 19 at Los Angeles Rams Win 19 14 2–0 Win 2
59,470
Player strike cancels seven games.
3 Nov. 21 at Chicago Bears Loss 17 20 2–1 Lose 1
46,783
4 Nov. 25 New York Giants Loss 6 13 2–2 Lose 2
64,348
5 Dec. 6 New York Jets Loss 13 28 2–3 Lose 3
79,361
6 Dec. 12 at Green Bay Packers Win 30 10 3–3 Win 1
51,875
7 Dec. 19 Minnesota Vikings Loss 31 34 3–4 Lose 1
73,058
8 Dec. 26 at Tampa Bay Buccaneers Loss 21 23 3–5 Lose 2
65,997
9 Jan. 2 Green Bay Packers Win 27 24 4–5 Win 1 End of regular season, qualified for playoffs.
64,377

[3]

Standings[edit]

Due to the strike, the NFL adopted a 16 team tournament for the post-season. The top eight teams from each conference made the playoffs.

National Football Conference
W L T PCT PF PA
Washington Redskins 8 1 0 .889 190 128
Dallas Cowboys 6 3 0 .667 226 145
Green Bay Packers 5 3 1 .611 226 169
Minnesota Vikings 5 4 0 .556 187 198
Atlanta Falcons 5 4 0 .556 183 199
St. Louis Cardinals 5 4 0 .556 135 170
Tampa Bay Buccaneers 5 4 0 .556 158 178
Detroit Lions 4 5 0 .444 181 176
New Orleans Saints 4 5 0 .444 129 160
New York Giants 4 5 0 .444 164 160
San Francisco 49ers 3 6 0 .333 209 206
Chicago Bears 3 6 0 .333 141 174
Philadelphia Eagles 3 6 0 .333 191 195
Los Angeles Rams 2 7 0 .222 200 250

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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

Playoffs[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Lions 0 0 7 0 7
Redskins 10 14 7 0 31

at RFK Stadium, Washington, D.C.

The Redskins jumped to a 24–0 lead en route to a 31–7 victory over the Lions.

Awards and records[edit]

Regular Season record

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b NFL 2001 Record and Fact Book. New York: Workman Publishing Co. p. 294. ISBN 0-7611-2480-2. 
  2. ^ a b c Seahawks defeat Rams 16–6 to win NFC West title, 2 January 2011, retrieved 3 January 2011 
  3. ^ http://www.jt-sw.com/football/pro/results.nsf/Teams/1982-det
  4. ^ 2010 NFL Record and Fact Book (PDF). National Football League. p. 384. Retrieved February 22, 2011.