1977 Detroit Lions season
|1977 Detroit Lions season|
|Head coach||Tommy Hudspeth|
|General manager||Russ Thomas|
|Owner||William Clay Ford, Sr.|
|Home field||Pontiac Silverdome|
|Division place||3rd NFC Central|
|Playoff finish||did not qualify|
The 1977 Detroit Lions season was their 48th in the National Football League (NFL). The team matched their previous season's output of 6–8. The team missed the playoffs for the seventh straight season. The Lions struggled offensively, scoring a mere 183 points while finishing in third place with a 6–8 record for the second straight season.
The 1977 coaching staff included 25-year-old assistant special teams and offensive assistant coach Bill Belichick. Belichick would later win two Super Bowls as defensive coordinator with the New York Giants following the 1986 and 1990 seasons, and five more as head coach of the New England Patriots following the 2001, 2003, 2004, 2014, and 2016 seasons.
This is the last season the Lions would beat the Philadelphia Eagles at home until 2015.
|1977 Detroit Lions staff|
Special teams coaches
Strength and conditioning
|1||September 18, 1977||at Chicago Bears||L 30–20||
|2||September 25, 1977||New Orleans Saints||W 23–19||
|3||October 2, 1977||Philadelphia Eagles||W 17–13||
|4||October 9, 1977||at Minnesota Vikings||L 14–7||
|5||October 16, 1977||Green Bay Packers||W 10–6||
|6||October 23, 1977||at San Francisco 49ers||L 28–7||
|7||October 30, 1977||at Dallas Cowboys||L 37–0||
|8||November 6, 1977||San Diego Chargers||W 20–0||
|9||November 13, 1977||at Atlanta Falcons||L 17–6||
|10||November 20, 1977||Tampa Bay Buccaneers||W 16–7||
|11||November 24, 1977||Chicago Bears||L 31–14||
|12||December 4, 1977||at Green Bay Packers||L 10–9||
|13||December 11, 1977||at Baltimore Colts||W 13–10||
|14||December 17, 1977||Minnesota Vikings||L 30–21||
|Green Bay Packers||4||10||0||.286||2–5||4–7||134||219||W1|
|Tampa Bay Buccaneers||2||12||0||.143||0–4||2–11||103||223||W2|
- 1977 Detroit Lions
- "Executive and coaching staff profiles". 1977 Detroit Lions Media Guide. pp. 3–10.