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1979 Detroit Lions

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2-14-0, Finished 5th in NFC Central Division  · 1979 NFL Season Summary
 SRS: Total -11.0, Offense: -6.6, Defense: -4.4, SoS: -1.9, avg is 0.0.

Scored 219 points (13.7/g), 28th of 28 in the NFL. Allowed 365 points (22.8/g), 23rd.
 Differential of -146 points (-9.1/g), 28th.  Expected W-L: 3.7-12.3.

Coach: Monte Clark (2-14-0)
 Offensive Coordinator: Bob Schnelker

Stadium: Pontiac Silverdome
 Training Camp: Oakland University (Rochester, Michigan)

Team Games & Schedule

Score Offense Defense
Week Day Date OT Rec Opp Tm Opp 1stD TotYd PassY RushY TO 1stD TotYd PassY RushY TO
1 Sat September 1 boxscore L 0-1 @ Tampa Bay Buccaneers 16 31 16 231 89 142 3 18 334 105 229 1
2 Sun September 9 boxscore L 0-2 Washington Redskins 24 27 20 374 157 217 6 23 321 139 182 2
3 Sun September 16 boxscore L 0-3 @ New York Jets 10 31 12 229 176 53 3 22 387 178 209 1
4 Sun September 23 boxscore W 1-3 Atlanta Falcons 24 23 22 400 249 151 1 11 270 126 144 1
5 Sun September 30 boxscore L 1-4 Minnesota Vikings 10 13 11 193 97 96 2 18 287 150 137 2
6 Sun October 7 boxscore L 1-5 @ New England Patriots 17 24 9 211 156 55 3 22 251 111 140 2
7 Sun October 14 boxscore L 1-6 @ Green Bay Packers 16 24 13 247 154 93 2 18 298 109 189 2
8 Sun October 21 boxscore L 1-7 @ New Orleans Saints 7 17 13 197 117 80 4 18 284 125 159 3
9 Sun October 28 boxscore L 1-8 Buffalo Bills 17 20 20 377 169 208 1 18 424 319 105 3
10 Sun November 4 boxscore L 1-9 @ Chicago Bears 7 35 11 199 117 82 5 21 308 147 161
11 Sun November 11 boxscore L 1-10 Tampa Bay Buccaneers 14 16 16 267 229 38 3 17 286 182 104 1
12 Sun November 18 boxscore L 1-11 @ Minnesota Vikings 7 14 13 167 102 65 3 20 295 121 174 1
13 Thu November 22 boxscore W 2-11 Chicago Bears 20 0 18 331 225 106 3 14 220 142 78 3
14 Sun December 2 boxscore L 2-12 @ Philadelphia Eagles 7 44 5 180 127 53 1 29 384 217 167 2
15 Sun December 9 boxscore L 2-13 Miami Dolphins 10 28 10 182 100 82 3 22 321 179 142 2
16 Sat December 15 boxscore L 2-14 Green Bay Packers 13 18 18 228 72 156 3 20 287 92 195