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Regular Season Record (all-time) : 522-622-32
Playoff Record (all-time) : 7-11 (Last appearance after 2011 season)
 Super Bowls Won: 0 out of 0 appearances
 Championships Won*: 4
Passing Leader (all-time): Matthew Stafford - 19,348 yards
Rushing Leader (all-time): Barry Sanders - 15,269 yards
Receiving Leader (all-time): Calvin Johnson - 9,676 yards
Winningest Coach (all-time): Wayne Fontes - 66 wins
Top Player by Approximate Value (all-time): Barry Sanders - 150 AV
Detroit Lions All-Time Comeback Wins

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All-time franchise leaderboards

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Team Records, Leaders, and League Ranks

* indicate playoff appearances
Points Top Players Off Rank Def Rank Overall Rank Simple Rating System
Year Lg Tm W L T Playoffs PF PA PD Coaches AV Passer Rusher Receiver Pts Yds Pts Yds T/G Pts± Yds± out of MoV SoS SRS OSRS DSRS
2014 NFL Detroit Lions 5 2 0 140 105 35 Caldwell Stafford Bell Tate 25 24 2 1 13 8 9 32 5.0 -3.0 2.0 -4.9 6.9
2013 NFL Detroit Lions 7 9 0 395 376 19 Schwartz Stafford Stafford Bush Johnson 13 6 15 16 28 13 5 32 1.2 -2.8 -1.6 -1.2 -0.5
2012 NFL Detroit Lions 4 12 0 372 437 -65 Schwartz Johnson Stafford Leshoure Johnson 17 3 27 13 30 23 2 32 -4.1 1.8 -2.3 2.1 -4.4
2011 NFL Detroit Lions* 10 6 0 Lost WC 474 387 87 Schwartz Stafford Stafford Best Johnson 4 5 23 23 4 8 9 32 5.4 0.6 6.1 6.9 -0.8
2010 NFL Detroit Lions 6 10 0 362 369 -7 Schwartz Suh Hill Best Johnson 15 17 19 21 11 17 20 32 -0.4 2.3 1.9 2.4 -0.5
2009 NFL Detroit Lions 2 14 0 262 494 -232 Schwartz Johnson Stafford Smith Johnson 27 26 32 32 32 31 29 32 -14.5 0.1 -14.4 -5.2 -9.2
2008 NFL Detroit Lions 0 16 0 268 517 -249 Marinelli Johnson Orlovsky Smith Johnson 27 30 32 32 28 32 32 32 -15.6 2.5 -13.1 -4.0 -9.1
2007 NFL Detroit Lions 7 9 0 346 444 -98 Marinelli Kitna Kitna Jones McDonald 16 19 32 32 17 24 29 32 -6.1 2.6 -3.6 1.4 -5.0
2006 NFL Detroit Lions 3 13 0 305 398 -93 Marinelli Kitna Kitna Jones Williams 21 22 30 28 29 27 24 32 -5.8 -0.5 -6.4 -1.8 -4.6
2005 NFL Detroit Lions 5 11 0 254 345 -91 Mariucci,Jauron Rogers Harrington Jones Williams 28 27 21 20 14 25 28 32 -5.7 -1.0 -6.7 -4.3 -2.4
2004 NFL Detroit Lions 6 10 0 296 350 -54 Mariucci Rogers Harrington Jones Williams 24 24 18 22 14 23 27 32 -3.4 -1.8 -5.2 -3.8 -1.4
2003 NFL Detroit Lions 5 11 0 270 379 -109 Mariucci Bly Harrington Bryson Hakim 26 32 25 24 14 26 29 32 -6.8 1.0 -5.8 -4.3 -1.6
2002 NFL Detroit Lions 3 13 0 306 451 -145 Mornhinweg Stewart Harrington Stewart Schroeder 26 28 31 31 23 30 31 32 -9.1 -0.1 -9.2 -2.5 -6.7
2001 NFL Detroit Lions 2 14 0 270 424 -154 Mornhinweg Morton Batch Stewart Morton 26 16 30 26 30 29 27 31 -9.6 2.4 -7.2 -2.0 -5.2
2000 NFL Detroit Lions 9 7 0 307 307 0 Ross,Moeller Boyd Batch Stewart Morton 22 27 11 14 7 18 21 31 0.0 1.4 1.4 -0.1 1.5
1999 NFL Detroit Lions* 8 8 0 Lost WC 322 323 -1 Ross Crowell Frerotte Hill Crowell 15 21 14 18 6 17 25 31 -0.1 2.0 1.9 0.1 1.8
1998 NFL Detroit Lions 5 11 0 306 378 -72 Ross Sanders Batch Sanders Morton 20 14 24 15 20 22 14 30 -4.5 1.1 -3.4 -1.9 -1.5
1997 NFL Detroit Lions* 9 7 0 Lost WC 379 306 73 Ross Sanders Mitchell Sanders Moore 4 2 10 14 19 7 4 30 4.6 -0.6 4.0 3.0 0.9
1996 NFL Detroit Lions 5 11 0 302 368 -66 Fontes Sanders Mitchell Sanders Moore 21 20 22 20 24 22 20 30 -4.1 1.2 -2.9 -0.4 -2.5
1995 NFL Detroit Lions* 10 6 0 Lost WC 436 336 100 Fontes Moore Mitchell Sanders Moore 2 1 14 23 3 4 7 30 6.3 0.6 6.9 5.9 1.0
1994 NFL Detroit Lions* 9 7 0 Lost WC 357 342 15 Fontes Sanders Krieg Sanders Moore 6 15 19 24 15 11 18 28 0.9 1.4 2.4 2.8 -0.4
1993 NFL Detroit Lions* 10 6 0 Lost WC 298 292 6 Fontes Swilling Peete Sanders Moore 16 24 15 6 11 13 16 28 0.4 -0.7 -0.3 -0.3 -0.0
1992 NFL Detroit Lions 5 11 0 273 332 -59 Fontes Sanders Peete Sanders Moore 19 19 20 20 19 16 20 28 -3.7 1.8 -1.9 -0.7 -1.1
1991 NFL Detroit Lions* 12 4 0 Lost Conf 339 295 44 Fontes Sanders Kramer Sanders Perriman 9 17 11 15 7 8 18 28 2.8 -1.8 1.0 0.9 0.0
1990 NFL Detroit Lions 6 10 0 373 413 -40 Fontes Sanders Peete Sanders Clark 5 14 26 28 12 18 23 28 -2.5 0.9 -1.6 4.2 -5.9
1989 NFL Detroit Lions 7 9 0 312 364 -52 Fontes Sanders Gagliano Sanders Johnson 19 18 19 18 24 20 20 28 -3.3 -0.2 -3.5 -1.7 -1.8
1988 NFL Detroit Lions 4 12 0 220 313 -93 Rogers,Fontes Cofer Hilger James Mandley 28 28 10 18 10 26 28 28 -5.8 1.8 -4.0 -5.0 1.0
1987 NFL Detroit Lions 4 11 0 269 384 -115 Rogers Long Long Jones Mandley 25 26 26 24 18 26 26 28 -7.7 -2.2 -9.9 -4.5 -5.4
1986 NFL Detroit Lions 5 11 0 277 326 -49 Rogers Jones Hipple Jones Chadwick 22 24 13 15 11 20 23 28 -3.1 -1.2 -4.3 -3.8 -0.5
1985 NFL Detroit Lions 7 9 0 307 366 -59 Rogers Hipple Hipple Jones Thompson 19 28 19 18 19 21 25 28 -3.7 2.0 -1.7 -1.6 -0.0
1984 NFL Detroit Lions 4 11 1 283 408 -125 Clark Danielson Danielson Sims Thompson 21 12 23 17 24 24 16 28 -7.8 1.6 -6.2 -2.9 -3.4
1983 NFL Detroit Lions* 9 7 0 Lost Div 347 286 61 Clark English Hipple Sims Thompson 15 18 2 11 16 6 17 28 3.8 -1.7 2.1 -1.2 3.3
1982 NFL Detroit Lions* 4 5 0 Lost WC 181 176 5 Clark English Danielson Sims Sims 15 24 14 9 14 10 18 28 0.6 0.8 1.3 -0.4 1.7
1981 NFL Detroit Lions 8 8 0 397 322 75 Clark Sims Hipple Sims Scott 4 3 13 4 19 6 2 28 4.7 0.6 5.3 4.8 0.5
1980 NFL Detroit Lions 9 7 0 334 272 62 Clark Sims Danielson Sims Scott 11 7 5 3 11 7 5 28 3.9 -2.2 1.7 -0.8 2.5
1979 NFL Detroit Lions 2 14 0 219 365 -146 Clark Baker Komlo Bussey Scott 28 26 23 11 28 28 24 28 -9.1 -1.9 -11.0 -6.6 -4.4
1978 NFL Detroit Lions 7 9 0 290 300 -10 Clark Bussey Danielson Bussey Hill 13 21 19 7 6 11 14 28 -0.6 -1.2 -1.8 -0.1 -1.7
1977 NFL Detroit Lions 6 8 0 183 252 -69 Hudspeth Hunter Landry King Hill 23 26 18 8 10 20 22 28 -4.9 -2.5 -7.4 -4.4 -3.0
1976 NFL Detroit Lions 6 8 0 262 220 42 Hudspeth,Forzano Landry Landry Bussey Jarvis 16 14 10 3 8 12 8 28 3.0 -0.2 2.8 -0.6 3.4
1975 NFL Detroit Lions 7 7 0 245 262 -17 Forzano Barney Reed Bussey Jarvis 18 18 8 8 10 13 14 26 -1.2 -0.7 -1.9 -3.2 1.3
1974 NFL Detroit Lions 7 7 0 256 270 -14 Forzano Munson Munson Taylor Jessie 14 19 15 20 7 16 22 26 -1.0 -0.6 -1.6 0.5 -2.1
1973 NFL Detroit Lions 6 7 1 271 247 24 McCafferty Barney Munson Taylor Sanders 13 13 12 13 13 13 11 26 1.7 0.3 2.0 0.8 1.2
1972 NFL Detroit Lions 8 5 1 339 290 49 Schmidt Landry Landry Taylor Walton 6 15 17 19 9 10 16 26 3.5 0.9 4.4 4.4 0.0
1971 NFL Detroit Lions 7 6 1 341 286 55 Schmidt Landry Landry Owens McCullouch 3 4 16 11 15 9 5 26 3.9 0.2 4.1 6.5 -2.4
1970 NFL Detroit Lions* 10 4 0 Lost Div 347 202 145 Schmidt Taylor Landry Farr Sanders 2 13 2 2 1 2 6 26 10.4 3.7 14.0 7.4 6.6
1969 NFL Detroit Lions 9 4 1 259 188 71 Schmidt Barney Munson Triplett Sanders 14 16 2 2 3 4 4 16 5.1 1.6 6.6 -1.2 7.9
1968 NFL Detroit Lions 4 8 2 207 241 -34 Schmidt Barney Munson Farr McCullouch 14 11 5 6 7 10 7 16 -2.4 0.5 -2.0 -5.2 3.2
1967 NFL Detroit Lions 5 7 2 260 259 1 Schmidt Barney Plum Farr Malinchak 12 13 5 4 13 7 8 16 0.1 1.7 1.8 -1.6 3.4
1966 NFL Detroit Lions 4 9 1 206 317 -111 Gilmer Studstill Sweetan Nowatzke Studstill 14 10 9 12 13 13 11 15 -7.9 3.0 -4.9 -4.7 -0.3
1965 NFL Detroit Lions 6 7 1 257 295 -38 Gilmer Walker Plum Marsh Barr 12 14 5 1 5 10 9 14 -2.7 6.7 4.0 -2.5 6.5
1964 NFL Detroit Lions 7 5 2 280 260 20 Wilson Walker Plum Pietrosante Barr 9 9 3 5 8 6 7 14 1.4 2.7 4.1 -1.4 5.4
1963 NFL Detroit Lions 5 8 1 326 265 61 Wilson Lane Morrall Lewis Barr 5 8 4 4 9 5 7 14 4.4 -0.6 3.7 1.6 2.1
1962 NFL Detroit Lions 11 3 0 315 177 138 Wilson Lary Plum Lewis Cogdill 5 8 2 1 2 2 2 14 9.9 2.5 12.4 1.5 10.9
1961 NFL Detroit Lions 8 5 1 270 258 12 Wilson Lane Ninowski Pietrosante Cogdill 11 9 3 3 8 7 5 14 0.9 2.5 3.3 -1.8 5.1
1960 NFL Detroit Lions 7 5 0 239 212 27 Wilson Karras Ninowski Pietrosante Cogdill 9 9 3 5 7 6 7 13 2.3 -1.1 1.2 -2.4 3.6
1959 NFL Detroit Lions 3 8 1 203 275 -72 Wilson Morrall Pietrosante Gibbons 11 10 8 4 9 9 9 12 -6.0 2.3 -3.7 -3.8 0.1
1958 NFL Detroit Lions 4 7 1 261 276 -15 Wilson Rote Rote Middleton 5 12 7 7 4 7 9 12 -1.3 2.3 1.1 -0.1 1.1
1957 NFL Detroit Lions* 8 4 0 Won Champ 251 231 20 Wilson Layne Johnson Doran 6 3 7 5 3 6 4 12 1.7 0.4 2.0 0.7 1.4
1956 NFL Detroit Lions 9 3 0 300 188 112 Parker Layne Gedman Middleton 2 3 3 6 3 2 2 12 9.3 -0.7 8.7 2.0 6.7
1955 NFL Detroit Lions 3 9 0 230 275 -45 Parker Layne Carpenter Middleton 8 4 9 10 8 10 7 12 -3.8 -2.8 -6.5 -3.2 -3.4
1954 NFL Detroit Lions* 9 2 1 Lost Champ 337 189 148 Parker Layne Carpenter Dibble 1 3 3 4 3 2 4 12 12.3 2.5 14.9 7.6 7.3
1953 NFL Detroit Lions* 10 2 0 Won Champ 271 205 66 Parker Layne Hoernschemeyer Walker 5 5 2 5 2 5 5 12 5.5 -2.1 3.4 -0.6 4.0
1952 NFL Detroit Lions* 9 3 0 Won Champ 344 192 152 Parker Layne Hoernschemeyer Box 2 3 1 4 1 1 2 12 12.7 -1.4 11.3 4.3 6.9
1951 NFL Detroit Lions 7 4 1 336 259 77 Parker Layne Hoernschemeyer Dibble 2 3 5 7 7 4 4 12 6.4 -2.1 4.3 3.7 0.5
1950 NFL Detroit Lions 6 6 0 321 285 36 McMillin Layne Hoernschemeyer Box 3 4 6 6 3 6 6 13 3.0 -6.5 -3.5 -0.8 -2.6
1949 NFL Detroit Lions 4 8 0 237 259 -22 McMillin Tripucka Dudley Mann 7 7 5 3 6 7 4 10 -1.8
1948 NFL Detroit Lions 2 10 0 200 407 -207 McMillin Enke Wilson Greene 7 7 10 8 9 10 9 10 -17.3
1947 NFL Detroit Lions 3 9 0 231 305 -74 Dorais LeForce Wilson Greene 8 7 8 10 8 8 9 10 -6.2
1946 NFL Detroit Lions 1 10 0 142 310 -168 Dorais Ryan Wilson Greene 9 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 -15.3
1945 NFL Detroit Lions 7 3 0 195 194 1 Dorais Fenenbock Westfall Greene 5 6 5 4 10 5 5 10 0.1
1944 NFL Detroit Lions 6 3 1 216 151 65 Dorais Sinkwich Sinkwich Diehl 4 4 4 6 3 5 6 11 6.5
1943 NFL Detroit Lions 3 6 1 178 218 -40 Dorais Sinkwich Sinkwich Hopp 6 6 5 7 7 6 6 10 -4.0
1942 NFL Detroit Lions 0 11 0 38 263 -225 Karcis,Edwards Hopp Sanzotta Fisk 10 10 10 9 10 10 9 10 -20.5
1941 NFL Detroit Lions 4 6 1 121 195 -74 Edwards White White White 7 10 6 10 5 7 10 10 -6.7
1940 NFL Detroit Lions 5 5 1 138 153 -15 Clark White White Cardwell 7 6 5 2 2 6 5 10 -1.4
1939 NFL Detroit Lions 6 5 0 145 150 -5 Henderson Sloan Shepherd Hanneman 6 4 3 4 8 6 4 10 -0.5
1938 NFL Detroit Lions 7 4 0 119 108 11 Clark Huffman Shepherd Cardwell 8 5 2 4 3 4 5 10 1.0
1937 NFL Detroit Lions 7 4 0 180 105 75 Clark Shepherd Clark Klewicki 4 3 2 2 4 3 3 10 6.8
1936 NFL Detroit Lions 8 4 0 235 102 133 Clark Clark Gutowsky Ebding 2 1 2 2 8 1 1 9 11.1
1935 NFL Detroit Lions* 7 3 2 Won Champ 191 111 80 Clark Presnell Caddel Caddel 2 3 5 1 3 4 3 9 6.7
1934 NFL Detroit Lions 10 3 0 238 59 179 Clark Clark Clark Ebding 2 2 1 2 1 2 2 11 13.8
1933 NFL Portsmouth Spartans 6 5 0 128 87 41 Clark Presnell Presnell Lumpkin 3 1 4 4 4 5 1 10 3.7
1932 NFL Portsmouth Spartans 6 2 4 116 71 45 Clark Clark Clark Ebding 3 5 3 1 3 3 5 8 3.8
1931 NFL Portsmouth Spartans 11 3 0 175 77 98 Clark 3 1 1 1 1 2 1 10 7.0
1930 NFL Portsmouth Spartans 5 6 3 176 161 15 Griffen 4 1 8 1 1 5 1 11 1.1