1987 Detroit Lions season

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1987 Detroit Lions season
Head coach Darryl Rogers
General manager Russ Thomas
Owner William Clay Ford, Sr.
Home field Pontiac Silverdome
Results
Record 4–11
Division place 5th NFC Central
Playoff finish did not qualify
Timeline
Previous season Next season
< 1986 1988 >

The 1987 Detroit Lions season was the 58th season in franchise history.

Offseason[edit]

NFL Draft[edit]

Main article: 1987 NFL Draft
1987 Detroit Lions draft
Round Pick Player Position College Notes
1 7 Reggie Rogers  Defensive end Washington
3 63 Jerry Ball *  Nose tackle SMU
      Made roster    *   Made at least one Pro Bowl during career

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Personnel[edit]

Staff[edit]

1987 Detroit Lions staff
Front office

Head coaches

  • Head Coach and Director of Football Operations – Darryl Rogers

Offensive coaches

Defensive coaches

Special teams coaches

  • Special Teams – Carl Battershell

Strength and conditioning

  • Strength and Conditioning Coordinator – Don Clemons

Roster[edit]

Regular season[edit]

Schedule[edit]

Week Date Opponent Result Attendance
1 September 13, 1987 at Minnesota Vikings L 34–19
57,061
2 September 20, 1987 at Los Angeles Raiders L 27–7
50,300
September 27, 1987 Chicago Bears canceled
3 October 4, 1987 Tampa Bay Buccaneers L 31–27
4,919
4 October 11, 1987 at Green Bay Packers W 19–16 OT
35,779
5 October 18, 1987 Seattle Seahawks L 37–14
8,310
6 October 25, 1987 Green Bay Packers L 34–33
27,278
7 November 1, 1987 at Denver Broncos L 34–0
75,172
8 November 8, 1987 Dallas Cowboys W 27–17
45,325
9 November 15, 1987 at Washington Redskins L 20–13
53,593
10 November 22, 1987 at Chicago Bears L 30–10
63,357
11 November 26, 1987 Kansas City Chiefs L 27–20
43,820
12 December 6, 1987 Los Angeles Rams L 37–16
33,413
13 December 13, 1987 at Tampa Bay Buccaneers W 20–10
41,699
14 December 20, 1987 Minnesota Vikings L 17–14
27,693
15 December 27, 1987 at Atlanta Falcons W 30–13
13,906

Standings[edit]

NFC Central
W L T PCT PF PA
Chicago Bears 11 4 0 .733 356 282
Minnesota Vikings 8 7 0 .533 336 335
Green Bay Packers 5 9 1 .367 255 300
Tampa Bay Buccaneers 4 11 0 .267 286 360
Detroit Lions 4 11 0 .267 269 384

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "1987 Detroit Lions Draftees". Pro-Football-Reference.com. Retrieved January 10, 2014. 
  2. ^ 2010 NFL Record and Fact Book (PDF). National Football League. p. 382. Retrieved July 31, 2011. 

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