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1986 Detroit Lions season
Head Coach Darryl Rogers
Home Field Pontiac Silverdome
Results
Record 5–11
Place 3rd NFC Central
Playoff Finish did not qualify
Timeline
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1985 1987

The 1986 Detroit Lions season was their 57th in the league. The team failed to improve[1] upon their previous season's output of 7–9 and missed the playoffs for the third straight year with a 5–11 record. The highlight of the season was first round draft choice Chuck Long’s first pass for a TD.

OffseasonEdit

NFL DraftEdit

Round Pick Player Position School
1 12 Chuck Long QB Iowa
2 29 Garry James RB LSU
3 69 Joe Milinichik OT North Carolina State
4 92 Devon Mitchell S Iowa
5 119 Oscar Smith RB Nicholls State
8 205 Allyn Griffin WR Wyoming
9 231 Lyle Pickens DB Colorado
10 258 Tracy Johnson LB Morningside
11 290 Leland Melvin WR Richmond
12 317 Allan Durden DB Arizona

RosterEdit

1986 Detroit Lions roster
Quarterbacks

Running backs

Wide receivers

Tight ends

Offensive linemen

Defensive linemen

Linebackers

Defensive backs

Special teams

Reserve lists

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Rookies in italics

ScheduleEdit

Week Date Opponent Result Attendance
1 September 7, 1986 at Minnesota Vikings W 13–10
54,851
2 September 14, 1986 Dallas Cowboys L 31–7
73,812
3 September 21, 1986 Tampa Bay Buccaneers L 24–20
38,453
4 September 28, 1986 at Cleveland Browns L 24–21
72,029
5 October 5, 1986 Houston Oilers W 24–13
41,960
6 October 12, 1986 at Green Bay Packers W 21–14
52,290
7 October 19, 1986 at Los Angeles Rams L 14–10
50,992
8 October 26, 1986 at Chicago Bears L 13–7
62,064
9 November 2, 1986 Cincinnati Bengals L 24–17
52,423
10 November 9, 1986 Minnesota Vikings L 24–10
53,725
11 November 16, 1986 at Philadelphia Eagles W 13–11
54,568
12 November 23, 1986 at Tampa Bay Buccaneers W 38–17
30,029
13 November 27, 1986 Green Bay Packers L 44–40
61,199
14 December 7, 1986 at Pittsburgh Steelers L 27–17
45,042
15 December 15, 1986 Chicago Bears L 16–13
75,602
16 December 21, 1986 Atlanta Falcons L 20–6
35,255

Season summaryEdit

Week 6Edit

by Quarter1234 Total
Lions 0 14 0 7 21
Packers 0 7 0 7 14


StandingsEdit

NFC Central
view · talk · edit W L T PCT PF PA STK
Chicago Bears 14 2 0 .875 352 187 W7
Minnesota Vikings 9 7 0 .563 398 273 W1
Detroit Lions 5 11 0 .313 277 326 L4
Green Bay Packers 4 12 0 .250 254 418 L1
Tampa Bay Buccaneers 2 14 0 .125 239 473 L7
[2]

ReferencesEdit

AFC East Central West East Central West NFC
Buffalo Cincinnati Denver Dallas Chicago Atlanta
Indianapolis Cleveland Kansas City NY Giants Detroit LA Rams
Miami Houston LA Raiders Philadelphia Green Bay New Orleans
New England Pittsburgh San Diego St. Louis Minnesota San Francisco
NY Jets Seattle Washington Tampa Bay
1986 NFL DraftNFL PlayoffsPro BowlSuper Bowl XXI

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