1993 Detroit Lions season

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1993 Detroit Lions season
Head coachWayne Fontes
General managerChuck Schmidt
OwnerWilliam Clay Ford, Sr.
Home fieldPontiac Silverdome
Results
Record10–6
Division place1st NFC Central
Playoff finishLost NFC Wild Card Game (Packers) 28–24

The 1993 Detroit Lions season was the 64th season in franchise history. The Lions rebounded from a disappointing 1992 season finishing 10-6 and winning the NFC Central Division for the second time in three years.

In the playoffs, the Lions lost a heartbreaker in the Wild Card Round at home to arch-rival Green Bay Packers on a Brett Favre 40-yard touchdown pass to Sterling Sharpe with 55 seconds left.

The 1993 season was the last time they would win the NFC Central and is, to date, the Lions last division championship.

Personnel[edit]

Staff[edit]

1993 Detroit Lions staff
Front office

Head coaches

  • Head Coach – Wayne Fontes
  • Assistant Head Coach – Dave Levy

Offensive coaches

Defensive coaches
  • Defensive Coordinator – Hank Bullough
  • Defensive Line – Lamar Leachman
  • Inside Linebackers – Herb Paterra
  • Outside Linebackers – Don Clemons
  • Defensive Backs – John Fontes

Special teams coaches

Strength and conditioning

  • Strength and Conditioning/Defensive Assistant – Bert Hill

Roster[edit]

1993 Detroit Lions final roster
Quarterbacks

Running backs

Wide receivers

Tight ends

Offensive linemen

Defensive linemen

Linebackers

Defensive backs

Special teams

Reserve lists


Practice squad

  • -- Bob Brasher TE
  • 77 Don Reynolds DE
  • 41 Larry Ryans WR
  • -- Shaumbe Wright-Fair RB


Rookies in italics
53 Active, 3 Inactive, 4 Practice squad

Regular season[edit]

Schedule[edit]

Week Date Opponent Result Attendance
1 September 5, 1993 Atlanta Falcons W 30–13
56,216
2 September 12, 1993 at New England Patriots W 19–16 OT
54,151
3 September 19, 1993 at New Orleans Saints L 14–3
69,039
4 September 26, 1993 Phoenix Cardinals W 26–20
57,180
5 October 3, 1993 at Tampa Bay Buccaneers L 27–10
40,794
6 Bye
7 October 17, 1993 Seattle Seahawks W 30–10
60,801
8 October 24, 1993 at Los Angeles Rams W 16–13
43,850
9 October 31, 1993 at Minnesota Vikings W 30–27
53,428
10 November 7, 1993 Tampa Bay Buccaneers W 23–0
65,295
11 Bye
12 November 21, 1993 at Green Bay Packers L 26–17
55,119
13 November 25, 1993 Chicago Bears L 10–6
76,699
14 December 5, 1993 Minnesota Vikings L 13–0
63,216
15 December 12, 1993 at Phoenix Cardinals W 21–14
39,393
16 December 19, 1993 San Francisco 49ers L 55–17
77,052
17 December 26, 1993 at Chicago Bears W 20–14
43,443
18 January 2, 1994 Green Bay Packers W 30–20
77,510

Game summaries[edit]

Week 1: vs. Atlanta Falcons[edit]

Atlanta Falcons at Detroit Lions
1 234Total
Falcons 0 337 13
Lions 14 1033 30

Standings[edit]

NFC Central
W L T PCT PF PA STK
(3) Detroit Lions 10 6 0 .625 298 292 W2
(5) Minnesota Vikings 9 7 0 .563 277 290 W3
(6) Green Bay Packers 9 7 0 .563 340 282 L1
Chicago Bears 7 9 0 .438 234 230 L4
Tampa Bay Buccaneers 5 11 0 .313 237 376 L1

Playoffs[edit]

Week Date Opponent Result Attendance
Wild Card January 8, 1994 Green Bay Packers L 28–24
68,479

NFC Wild Card Game: vs Green Bay Packers[edit]

NFC Wild Card Game: Green Bay Packers at Detroit Lions – Game summary
1 2 34Total
Packers 0 7 14728
Lions 3 7 7724

at Pontiac Silverdome, Pontiac, Michigan

Game information

Awards and records[edit]

  • Jason Hanson, Club Record, 34 Field Goals in One Season.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ NFL 2001 Record and Fact Book, Workman Publishing Co, New York,NY, ISBN 0-7611-2480-2, p. 114

External links[edit]