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1977 Detroit Lions season
Head Coach Tommy Hudspeth
Home Field Pontiac Silverdome
Results
Record 6–8
Place 3rd NFC Central
Playoff Finish did not qualify
Timeline
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1976 1978

The 1977 Detroit Lions season was their 48th in the National Football League (NFL). The team matched their previous season's output of 6–8.[1] The team missed the playoffs for the seventh straight season. The Lions struggled offensively, scoring a mere 183 points while finishing in third place with a 6–8 record for the second straight season.

The 1977 coaching staff included 25-year-old assistant special teams and offensive assistant coach Bill Belichick. Belichick would later win two Super Bowls as defensive coordinator with the New York Giants following the 1986 and 1990 seasons, and five more as head coach of the New England Patriots following the 2001, 2003, 2004, 2014, and 2016 seasons.

This is the last season the Lions would beat the Philadelphia Eagles at home until 2015.

PersonnelEdit

StaffEdit

1977 Detroit Lions staff
Front office

Head coaches

Offensive coaches

Defensive coaches

Special teams coaches

  • Special Teams – Floyd Reese
  • Assistant Special Teams – Bill Belichick

Strength and conditioning

  • Strength and Conditioning – Floyd Reese

[2]

RosterEdit

1977 Detroit Lions roster
Quarterbacks

Running backs

Wide receivers

Tight ends

Offensive linemen

Defensive linemen

Linebackers

Defensive backs

Special teams

Reserve lists


Practice squad {{{practice_squad}}}


Rookies in italics

ScheduleEdit

Week Date Opponent Result Attendance
1 September 18, 1977 at Chicago Bears L 30–20
51,530
2 September 25, 1977 New Orleans Saints W 23–19
51,458
3 October 2, 1977 Philadelphia Eagles W 17–13
57,236
4 October 9, 1977 at Minnesota Vikings L 14–7
45,860
5 October 16, 1977 Green Bay Packers W 10–6
78,452
6 October 23, 1977 at San Francisco 49ers L 28–7
39,392
7 October 30, 1977 at Dallas Cowboys L 37–0
63,160
8 November 6, 1977 San Diego Chargers W 20–0
72,559
9 November 13, 1977 at Atlanta Falcons L 17–6
47,461
10 November 20, 1977 Tampa Bay Buccaneers W 16–7
49,751
11 November 24, 1977 Chicago Bears L 31–14
71,373
12 December 4, 1977 at Green Bay Packers L 10–9
56,267
13 December 11, 1977 at Baltimore Colts W 13–10
45,124
14 December 17, 1977 Minnesota Vikings L 30–21
78,572

StandingsEdit

Template:1977 NFC Central standings

ReferencesEdit

  1. 1977 Detroit Lions
  2. "Executive and coaching staff profiles". 1977 Detroit Lions Media Guide. pp. 3–10.
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