1984 Detroit Lions season

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1984 Detroit Lions season
Head coach Monte Clark
Owner William Clay Ford, Sr.
Home field Pontiac Silverdome
Results
Record 4–11–1
Division place 4th NFC Central
Playoff finish did not qualify
Timeline
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< 1983 1985 >

The 1984 Detroit Lions season was their 55th in the National Football League. The team failed to improve upon their previous season's output of 9–7, winning only four games.[1] The team missed the playoffs for the first time in three seasons. In a Lions season littered with numerous key injuries, the most painful was star running back Billy Sims suffering a career-ending knee injury in a game against the Minnesota Vikings during the season. In just five seasons in the NFL, Sims would set the Lions career rushing mark at 5,106. [2]

Schedule[edit]

Week Date Opponent Result Attendance
1 September 2, 1984 San Francisco 49ers L 30–27
56,782
2 September 9, 1984 at Atlanta Falcons W 27–24 OT
49,878
3 September 16, 1984 at Tampa Bay Buccaneers L 21–17
44,560
4 September 23, 1984 Minnesota Vikings L 29–28
57,511
5 September 30, 1984 at San Diego Chargers L 27–24
53,509
6 October 7, 1984 Denver Broncos L 28–7
55,836
7 October 14, 1984 Tampa Bay Buccaneers W 13–7 OT
44,308
8 October 21, 1984 at Minnesota Vikings W 16–14
57,953
9 October 28, 1984 at Green Bay Packers L 41–9
54,289
10 November 4, 1984 Philadelphia Eagles T 23–23 OT
59,141
11 November 11, 1984 at Washington Redskins L 28–14
50,212
12 November 18, 1984 at Chicago Bears L 16–14
54,911
13 November 22, 1984 Green Bay Packers W 31–28
63,698
14 December 2, 1984 at Seattle Seahawks L 38–17
62,441
15 December 10, 1984 Los Angeles Raiders L 24–3
66,710
16 December 16, 1984 Chicago Bears L 30–13
53,252

Game summaries[edit]

Week 2: at Atlanta Falcons[edit]

1 2 3 4 OT Total
Lions 10 7 7 0 3 27
Falcons 0 10 7 7 0 24

at Atlanta-Fulton County Stadium, Atlanta, Georgia

Standings[edit]

NFC Central
W L T PCT DIV CONF PF PA STK
Chicago Bears(3) 10 6 0 .625 7–1 8–4 325 248 W1
Green Bay Packers 8 8 0 .500 5–3 8–4 390 309 W3
Tampa Bay Buccaneers 6 10 0 .375 3–5 5–9 335 380 W2
Detroit Lions 4 11 1 .281 3–5 4–7–1 283 408 L3
Minnesota Vikings 3 13 0 .188 2–6 3–9 276 484 L6

[3]

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