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1983 Detroit Lions

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9-7-0, Finished 1st in NFC Central Division  · 1983 NFL Season Summary
 SRS: Total 2.1, Offense: -1.2, Defense: 3.3, SoS: -1.7, avg is 0.0.

Scored 347 points (21.7/g), 15th of 28 in the NFL. Allowed 286 points (17.9/g), 2nd.
 Differential of 61 points (3.8/g), 6th.  Expected W-L: 9.8-6.2.

Coach: Monte Clark (9-7-0)
 Offensive Coordinator: Ted Marchibroda
 Defensive Coordinator: Ed Beard

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

Team Games & Schedule

Week Day Date OT Rec Opp Tm Opp 1stD TotYd PassY RushY TO 1stD TotYd PassY RushY TO
1 Sun September 4 boxscore W 1-0 @ Tampa Bay Buccaneers 11 0 16 313 236 77 2 16 231 171 60 3
2 Sun September 11 boxscore L 1-1 Cleveland Browns 26 31 24 435 329 106 5 21 382 222 160 1
3 Sun September 18 boxscore L 1-2 Atlanta Falcons 14 30 18 280 235 45 2 26 535 350 185
4 Sun September 25 boxscore L 1-3 @ Minnesota Vikings 17 20 24 371 217 154 6 14 181 141 40 2
5 Sun October 2 boxscore L 1-4 @ Los Angeles Rams 10 21 17 265 200 65 1 23 355 116 239 2
6 Sun October 9 boxscore W 2-4 Green Bay Packers 38 14 26 396 225 171 1 20 288 201 87 3
7 Sun October 16 boxscore W 3-4 Chicago Bears 31 17 21 366 195 171 25 427 309 118
8 Sun October 23 boxscore L 3-5 @ Washington Redskins 17 38 12 176 95 81 3 26 441 232 209 1
9 Sun October 30 boxscore W 4-5 @ Chicago Bears 38 17 21 396 204 192 25 382 243 139 4
10 Mon November 7 boxscore W 5-5 New York Giants 15 9 15 275 141 134 2 21 284 108 176 4
11 Sun November 13 boxscore L 5-6 @ Houston Oilers 17 27 24 325 207 118 4 20 310 189 121 1
12 Sun November 20 boxscore W OT 6-6 @ Green Bay Packers 23 20 23 383 129 254 5 16 239 144 95 4
13 Thu November 24 boxscore W 7-6 Pittsburgh Steelers 45 3 25 328 129 199 1 10 218 84 134 5
14 Mon December 5 boxscore W 8-6 Minnesota Vikings 13 2 14 268 101 167 2 19 224 130 94 2
15 Sun December 11 boxscore L 8-7 @ Cincinnati Bengals 9 17 16 221 105 116 3 21 326 123 203 3
16 Sun December 18 boxscore W 9-7 Tampa Bay Buccaneers 23 20 19 338 207 131 2 21 393 349 44 2
Playoffs
Division Sat December 31 boxscore L 9-8 @ San Francisco 49ers 23 24 22 412 224 188 5 20 291 188 103 2