1986 Detroit Lions season

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1986 Detroit Lions season
Head coach Darryl Rogers
Owner William Clay Ford, Sr.
Home field Pontiac Silverdome
Results
Record 5–11
Division place 3rd NFC Central
Playoff finish did not qualify
Timeline
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< 1985 1987 >

The 1986 Detroit Lions season was their 57th in the league. The team failed to improve[1] upon their previous season's output of 7–9 and missed the playoffs for the third straight year.

This season would be the last time the Lions defeated the Eagles until 2012.

Schedule[edit]

Week Date Opponent Result Attendance
1 September 7, 1986 at Minnesota Vikings W 13–10
54,851
2 September 14, 1986 Dallas Cowboys L 31–7
73,812
3 September 21, 1986 Tampa Bay Buccaneers L 24–20
38,453
4 September 28, 1986 at Cleveland Browns L 24–21
72,029
5 October 5, 1986 Houston Oilers W 24–13
41,960
6 October 12, 1986 at Green Bay Packers W 21–14
52,290
7 October 19, 1986 at Los Angeles Rams L 14–10
50,992
8 October 26, 1986 at Chicago Bears L 13–7
62,064
9 November 2, 1986 Cincinnati Bengals L 24–17
52,423
10 November 9, 1986 Minnesota Vikings L 24–10
53,725
11 November 16, 1986 at Philadelphia Eagles W 13–11
54,568
12 November 23, 1986 at Tampa Bay Buccaneers W 38–17
30,029
13 November 27, 1986 Green Bay Packers L 44–40
61,199
14 December 7, 1986 at Pittsburgh Steelers L 27–17
45,042
15 December 15, 1986 Chicago Bears L 16–13
75,602
16 December 21, 1986 Atlanta Falcons L 20–6
35,255

Season summary[edit]

Week 6[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Lions 0 14 0 7 21
Packers 0 7 0 7 14


Standings[edit]

NFC Central
W L T PCT DIV CONF PF PA STK
Chicago Bears(2) 14 2 0 .875 7–1 10–2 352 187 W7
Minnesota Vikings 9 7 0 .563 6–2 8–4 398 273 W1
Detroit Lions 5 11 0 .313 3–5 4–8 277 326 L4
Green Bay Packers 4 12 0 .250 3–5 3–9 254 418 L1
Tampa Bay Buccaneers 2 14 0 .125 1–7 1–13 239 473 L7

[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ 1986 Detroit Lions
  2. ^ 2010 NFL Record and Fact Book (PDF). National Football League. p. 382. Retrieved February 22, 2011.