2001 Detroit Lions season

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2001 Detroit Lions season
Head coach Marty Mornhinweg
General manager Matt Millen
Owner William Clay Ford, Sr.
Home field Pontiac Silverdome
Results
Record 2–14
Division place 5th NFC Central
Playoff finish did not qualify
Timeline
Previous season Next season
< 2000 2002 >

Marty Mornhinweg was named the twenty-first head coach in franchise history on January 21, 2001.[1]

Hoping to improve on their 9–7 record in 2000, the Lions were extremely disappointing and had the worst start to an NFL season since the 1986 Indianapolis Colts began 0–13. They were widely believed to be likely to suffer the NFL’s first 0–16 season[2] before they defeated the Minnesota Vikings. Prior to that, they had lost an NFL record nine consecutive games by eight points or less[2]

Offseason[edit]

NFL Draft[edit]

Main article: 2001 NFL Draft
2001 Detroit Lions Draft Selections
Draft order Player name Position College
Round Choice
1 18 Jeff Backus T Michigan
2 50 Dominic Raiola C Nebraska
2 61 Shaun Rogers NT Texas
5 148 Scotty Anderson WR Grambling State
5 149 Mike McMahon QB Rutgers
6 173 Jason Glenn LB Texas A&M

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Personnel[edit]

Staff[edit]

2001 Detroit Lions staff
Front Office

Head Coaches

Offensive Coaches

 

Defensive Coaches

  • Defensive Coordinator – Vince Tobin
  • Defensive Line – Bill Young
  • Asst. Defensive Line/Pass Rush Specialist – Charles Haley
  • Linebackers – Glenn Pires
  • Defensive Backs – Richard Selcer
  • Defensive Assistant/Quality Control – Don Clemons

Special Teams Coaches

Strength and Conditioning

  • Strength and Conditioning – Jason Arapoff
  • Assistant Strength and Conditioning – Malcolm Blacken

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Regular season[edit]

Schedule[edit]

Week Date Opponent Result Lions' Points Opponents' Points Record Streak Attendance
1 09/09/01 at Green Bay Packers L 6 28 0–1 L-1
59,523
2 09/23/01 at Cleveland Browns L 14 24 0–2 L-2
73,168
3 Bye
4 10/08/01 St. Louis Rams L 0 35 0–3 L-3
77,765
5 10/14/01 at Minnesota Vikings L 26 31 0–4 L-4
64,048
6 10/21/01 Tennessee Titans L 24 27 0–5 L-5
76,940
7 10/28/01 Cincinnati Bengals L 27 31 0–6 L-6
69,343
8 11/04/01 at San Francisco 49ers L 13 21 0–7 L-7
67,605
9 11/11/01 Tampa Bay Buccaneers L 17 20 0–8 L-8
74,268
10 11/18/01 at Arizona Cardinals L 38 45 0–9 L-9
32,332
11 11/22/01 Green Bay Packers L 27 29 0–10 L-10
77,730
12 12/02/01 at Chicago Bears L 10 13 0–11 L-11
66,944
13 12/09/01 at Tampa Bay Buccaneers L 12 15 0–12 L-12
65,514
14 12/16/01 Minnesota Vikings W 27 24 1–12 W-1
72,190
15 12/23/01 at Pittsburgh Steelers L 14 47 1–13 L-1
62,809
16 12/30/01 Chicago Bears L 0 21 1–14 L-2
76,067
17 01/06/02 Dallas Cowboys W 15 10 2–14 W-1
77,512

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Standings[edit]

NFC Central
Team W L T PCT PF PA
Chicago Bears 13 3 0 .812 338 203
Green Bay Packers 12 4 0 .750 390 266
Tampa Bay Buccaneers 9 7 0 .562 324 280
Minnesota Vikings 5 11 0 .312 290 390
Detroit Lions 2 14 0 .125 270 424

References[edit]

  1. ^ NFL 2001 Record and Fact Book, Workman Publishing Co, New York,NY, ISBN 0-7611-2480-2, p.117
  2. ^ a b “Infamy Awaits the Lions” in The Free Lance Star, Sunday December 16, 2001; p. C11
  3. ^ "Detroit Lions NFL Draft History". NFL.com. Archived from the original on 28 February 2010. Retrieved 2010-04-08. 
  4. ^ "All-Time Coaches". DetroitLions.com. Archived from the original on 23 March 2010. Retrieved 2010-04-08. 
  5. ^ http://www.pro-football-reference.com/teams/det/2001.htm?redir

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