2002 Detroit Lions season

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2002 Detroit Lions season
Head coach Marty Mornhinweg
General manager Matt Millen
Owner William Clay Ford, Sr.
Home field Ford Field
Results
Record 3–13
Division place 4th NFC North
Playoff finish did not qualify
Uniform
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The 2002 Detroit Lions season was the 73rd season in franchise history. It was the Lions' inaugural season at the new Ford Field in Downtown Detroit and their first in the city since the team left Tiger Stadium after the 1974 season. Following the season, Marty Mornhinweg was fired and Steve Mariucci was hired as the Lions' head coach. The Lions entered the 2002 season looking to improve on their 2-14 record from 2001 and make the playoffs for the first time since 1999. They improved on their record, winning 3 games, but continued to disappoint, as the Lions began the season 0-3. By week 9, the Lions had a 3-5 record after a win over the Dallas Cowboys. However, after that win, the Lions lost their remaining 8 games to finish the season 3-13 and failed to reach the playoffs. The Lions also went 0-8 on the road for the second straight season. As a result, Marty Mornhinweg was fired after the season. In his 2 seasons as head coach, the Lions went 5-27 for a winning percentage of .156.

Offseason[edit]

Additions Subtractions
G Ray Brown (49ers) QB Charlie Batch (Steelers)
FS Corey Harris (Ravens) LB Scott Kowalkowski (retirement)
WR Bill Schroeder (Packers) WR Johnnie Morton (Chiefs)
TE Mikhael Ricks (Chiefs) DE Tracy Scroggins (retirement)
TE David Sloan (Saints)

NFL Draft[edit]

2002 Detroit Lions draft
Round Pick Player Position College Notes
1 3 Joey Harrington  Quarterback Oregon
2 35 Kalimba Edwards  Defensive end South Carolina
3 68 André Goodman  Cornerback South Carolina
4 134 Johnathan Taylor  Defensive end Montana State
5 138 John Owens  Tight end Notre Dame
6 175 Chris Cash  Cornerback USC
7 214 Luke Staley  Running back BYU
7 252 Matt Murphy  Tight end Maryland
7 259 Victor Rogers  Tackle Colorado
      Made roster    *   Made at least one Pro Bowl during career

Undrafted free agents[edit]

2002 Undrafted Free Agents of note
Player Position College
Eddie Drummond Wide Receiver Penn State
James Mungro Running back Syracuse

Personnel[edit]

Staff[edit]

2002 Detroit Lions staff
Front office

Head coaches

Offensive coaches

Defensive coaches

Special teams coaches

Strength and conditioning

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

[1]

Roster[edit]

2002 Detroit Lions final roster
Quarterbacks

Running backs

Wide receivers

Tight ends

Offensive linemen

Defensive linemen

Linebackers

Defensive backs

Special teams

Reserve lists



Practice squad



Rookies in italics
Active, Inactive, Practice squad

Regular season[edit]

Schedule[edit]

Week Date Opponent Result W-L TV Attendance
1 September 8, 2002 at Miami Dolphins L 21–49 0–1 FOX
72,216
2 September 15, 2002 at Carolina Panthers L 7–31 0–2 FOX
71,951
3 September 22, 2002 Green Bay Packers L 31–37 0–3 FOX
61,505
4 September 29, 2002 New Orleans Saints W 26–21 1–3 FOX
60,023
5 Bye
6 October 13, 2002 at Minnesota Vikings L 24–31 1–4 FOX
64,013
7 October 20, 2002 Chicago Bears W 23–20 (OT) 2–4 FOX
60,421
8 October 27, 2002 at Buffalo Bills L 17–24 2–5 FOX
72,710
9 November 3, 2002 Dallas Cowboys W 9–7 3–5 FOX
61,789
10 November 10, 2002 at Green Bay Packers L 14–40 3–6 FOX
63,313
11 November 17, 2002 New York Jets L 14–31 3–7 CBS
61,720
12 November 24, 2002 at Chicago Bears L 17–20 (OT) 3–8 FOX
62,375
13 November 28, 2002 New England Patriots L 12–20 3–9 CBS
62,109
14 December 8, 2002 at Arizona Cardinals L 20–23 (OT) 3–10 FOX
28,640
15 December 15, 2002 Tampa Bay Buccaneers L 20–23 3–11 FOX
61,942
16 December 22, 2002 at Atlanta Falcons L 15–36 3–12 FOX
69,307
17 December 29, 2002 Minnesota Vikings L 36–38 3–13 FOX
60,233

Standings[edit]

NFC North
W L T PCT DIV CONF PF PA STK
(3) Green Bay Packers 12 4 0 .750 5–1 9–3 398 328 L1
Minnesota Vikings 6 10 0 .375 4–2 5–7 390 442 W3
Chicago Bears 4 12 0 .250 2–4 3–9 281 379 L2
Detroit Lions 3 13 0 .188 1–5 3–9 306 451 L8

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Administration and Coaching Staff". 2002 Detroit Lions Media Guide. pp. 4–28. 

External links[edit]