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1993 Detroit Lions season
Head Coach Wayne Fontes
General Manager Chuck Schmidt
Home Field Pontiac Silverdome
Results
Record 10–6
Place 1st NFC Central
Playoff Finish Lost Wild Card Playoffs (Packers) 24–28
Timeline
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1992 1994

The 1993 Detroit Lions season was the 64th season in franchise history. The Lions improved from the 1992 season, and finished 10-6 and winning the NFC Central Division for the second time in three years.

In the playoffs, the Lions lost a heartbreaker in the Wild Card Round at home to the Green Bay Packers on a Brett Favre 40-yard touchdown pass to Sterling Sharpe with 55 seconds left.

The 1993 season was the last time they would win the NFC Central and is, as of 2018, the Lions last division championship, from 1994 to present they would struggle especially in 2008 with an 0-16 record and only made the playoffs seven times.

PersonnelEdit

StaffEdit

1993 Detroit Lions staff
Front office

Head coaches

  • Head Coach – Wayne Fontes
  • Assistant Head Coach – Dave Levy

Offensive coaches

Defensive coaches
  • Defensive Coordinator – Hank Bullough
  • Defensive Line – Lamar Leachman
  • Inside Linebackers – Herb Paterra
  • Outside Linebackers – Don Clemons
  • Defensive Backs – John Fontes

Special teams coaches

Strength and conditioning

  • Strength and Conditioning/Defensive Assistant – Bert Hill

RosterEdit

1993 Detroit Lions roster
Quarterbacks

Running backs

Wide receivers

Tight ends

Offensive linemen

Defensive linemen

Linebackers

Defensive backs

Special teams

Reserve lists


Practice squad


Rookies in italics
53 Active, 3 Inactive, 4 Practice squad

Regular seasonEdit

ScheduleEdit

Week Date Opponent Result Attendance
1 September 5, 1993 Atlanta Falcons W 30–13
56,216
2 September 12, 1993 at New England Patriots W 19–16 OT
54,151
3 September 19, 1993 at New Orleans Saints L 14–3
69,039
4 September 26, 1993 Phoenix Cardinals W 26–20
57,180
5 October 3, 1993 at Tampa Bay Buccaneers L 27–10
40,794
6 Bye
7 October 17, 1993 Seattle Seahawks W 30–10
60,801
8 October 24, 1993 at Los Angeles Rams W 16–13
43,850
9 October 31, 1993 at Minnesota Vikings W 30–27
53,428
10 November 7, 1993 Tampa Bay Buccaneers W 23–0
65,295
11 Bye
12 November 21, 1993 at Green Bay Packers L 26–17
55,119
13 November 25, 1993 Chicago Bears L 10–6
76,699
14 December 5, 1993 Minnesota Vikings L 13–0
63,216
15 December 12, 1993 at Phoenix Cardinals W 21–14
39,393
16 December 19, 1993 San Francisco 49ers L 55–17
77,052
17 December 26, 1993 at Chicago Bears W 20–14
43,443
18 January 2, 1994 Green Bay Packers W 30–20
77,510

Season summaryEdit

Week 1Edit

Atlanta Falcons at Detroit Lions
by Quarter1234 Total
Falcons 0 3 3 7 13
Lions 14 10 3 3 30


Week 2Edit

Week 3Edit

Week 4Edit

by Quarter1234 Total
Cardinals 0 17 0 3 20
• Lions 6 10 7 3 26
  • Date: September 26
  • Location: Pontiac Silverdome
  • Game weather: Indoors (dome)

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StandingsEdit

Template:1993 NFC Central standings

PlayoffsEdit

Week Date Opponent Result Attendance
Wild Card January 8, 1994 Green Bay Packers L 28–24
68,479

NFC Wild Card Game: vs Green Bay PackersEdit

NFC Wild Card Game: Green Bay Packers at Detroit Lions – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Packers 0 7 14 7

28

Lions 3 7 7 7

24

at Pontiac Silverdome, Pontiac, Michigan

Game information

First quarter

  • DET – Jason Hanson 47 yard field goal. Lions 3–0

Second quarter

Third quarter

  • DET – Mel Jenkins 15 yard interception return (Jason Hanson kick). Lions 17–7
  • GB – Sterling Sharpe 28 yard pass from Brett Favre (Chris Jacke kick). Lions 17–14
  • GB – George Teague 101 yard interception return (Chris Jacke kick). Packers 21–17

Fourth quarter

  • DET – Derrick Moore 5 yard rush (Jason Hanson kick). Lions 24–21
  • GB – Sterling Sharpe 40 yard pass from Brett Favre (Chris Jacke kick). Packers 28–24

Top passers

  • GB – Brett Favre – 15/26, 204 yards, 3 TD, 1 INT
  • DET – Erik Kramer – 21/31, 248 yards, 1 TD, 2 INT

Top rushers

  • GB – Darrell Thompson – 12 rushes, 41 yards
  • DET – Barry Sanders – 27 rushes, 169 yards

Top receivers

Turnovers

  • GB – 1
  • DET – 2

Awards and recordsEdit

  • Jason Hanson, Club Record, 34 Field Goals in One Season.[2]

ReferencesEdit

  1. The Football Database. Retrieved 2019-Dec-09.
  2. NFL 2001 Record and Fact Book, Workman Publishing Co, New York,NY, ISBN 0-7611-2480-2, p. 114

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