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{{Infobox NFL_season
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| team = Detroit Lions
| team = Detroit Lions
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| year = 2002
| year = 2002
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| record = 3–13
| record = 3–13
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| division_place = 4th [[NFC North]]
| division_place = 4th [[NFC North]]
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| coach = [[Marty Mornhinweg]]
| coach = [[Marty Mornhinweg]]
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| general manager = [[Matt Millen]]
| stadium = [[Ford Field]]
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| owner = [[William Clay Ford, Sr.]]
| playoffs = ''did not qualify''
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| stadium = [[Ford Field]]
| uniform = File:NFC-Throwback-Uniform-DET.png
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| playoffs = ''did not qualify''
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| pro_bowlers = none
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| uniform = NFC-Throwback-Uniform-DET.PNG|
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| shortnavlink = Lions seasons
 
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The '''[[2002 NFL season|2002]] [[Detroit Lions]] season''' was the 73rd season in franchise history. It was the Lions inaugural season at Ford Field.
 
   
==Personnel==
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The '''[[2002 NFL season|2002]] [[Detroit Lions]] season''' was the 73rd season in franchise history. It was the Lions’ inaugural season at the new [[Ford Field]] in [[Downtown Detroit]] and their first in the city since the team left [[Tiger Stadium (Detroit)|Tiger Stadium]] after [[1974 Detroit Lions season|the 1974 season]]. Following the season, [[Marty Mornhinweg]] was fired and [[Steve Mariucci]] was hired as the Lions' head coach. The Lions entered the 2002 season looking to improve on their 2–14 record from 2001 and make the playoffs for the first time since 1999. They improved on their record, winning 3 games, but continued to disappoint, as the Lions began the season 0–3. By week 9, the Lions had a 3–5 record after a win over the Dallas Cowboys. However, after that win, the Lions lost their remaining 8 games to finish the season 3–13 and failed to reach the playoffs. The Lions also went 0–8 on the road for the second straight season. As a result, Marty Mornhinweg was fired after the season. In his 2 seasons as head coach, the Lions went 5–27 for a winning percentage of .156.
===Staff===
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==Offseason==
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{| class="wikitable"
 
|-
 
|-
! colspan="7" style="{{NFLPrimaryColor|Detroit Lions}}; color:white; border:2px solid #C5C7CF; text-align: center;"|'''2002 Detroit Lions staff'''
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!Additions || Subtractions
 
|-
 
|-
| style="font-size: 95%;" valign="top" |'''Front Office'''
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|G [[Ray Brown (offensive lineman)|Ray Brown]] (49ers) || QB [[Charlie Batch]] (Steelers)
*Owner and Chairman – [[William Clay Ford, Sr.]]
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|-
*Vice Chairman – [[William Clay Ford, Jr.]]
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|FS [[Corey Harris (American football, born 1969)|Corey Harris]] (Ravens) || LB [[Scott Kowalkowski]] (retirement)
*President and CEO – [[Matt Millen]]
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|-
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|WR [[Bill Schroeder (wide receiver)|Bill Schroeder]] (Packers) || WR [[Johnnie Morton]] (Chiefs)
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|-
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|TE [[Mikhael Ricks]] (Chiefs) || DE [[Tracy Scroggins]] (retirement)
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|-
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| || TE [[David Sloan (American football)|David Sloan]] (Saints)
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|}
   
'''Head Coaches'''
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===NFL Draft===
*Head Coach – [[Marty Mornhinweg]]
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{{Main|2002 NFL Draft}}
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{{NFL team draft start
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| year = 2002
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| teamname = Detroit Lions
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}}
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{{NFL team draft entry
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| round = 1
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| pick = 3
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| player = [[Joey Harrington]]
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| position = [[Quarterback]]
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| college = [[Oregon Ducks football|Oregon]]
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| notes =
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| maderoster = yes
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}}
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{{NFL team draft entry
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| round = 2
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| pick = 35
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| player = [[Kalimba Edwards]]
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| position = [[Defensive end]]
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| college = [[South Carolina Gamecocks football|South Carolina]]
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| notes =
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| maderoster = yes
  +
}}
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{{NFL team draft entry
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| round = 3
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| pick = 68
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| player = [[André Goodman]]
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| position = [[Cornerback]]
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| college = [[South Carolina Gamecocks football|South Carolina]]
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| notes =
  +
| maderoster = yes
  +
}}
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{{NFL team draft entry
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| round = 4
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| pick = 134
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| player = [[Johnathan Taylor]]
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| position = [[Defensive end]]
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| college = [[Montana State Bobcats football|Montana State]]
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| notes =
  +
| maderoster = no
  +
}}
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{{NFL team draft entry
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| round = 5
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| pick = 138
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| player = [[John Owens (American football)|John Owens]]
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| position = [[Tight end]]
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| college = [[Notre Dame Fighting Irish football|Notre Dame]]
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| notes =
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| maderoster = yes
  +
}}
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{{NFL team draft entry
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| round = 6
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| pick = 175
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| player = [[Chris Cash (American football)|Chris Cash]]
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| position = [[Cornerback]]
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| college = [[USC Trojans football|USC]]
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| notes =
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| maderoster = yes
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}}
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{{NFL team draft entry
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| round = 7
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| pick = 214
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| player = [[Luke Staley]]
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| position = [[Running back]]
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| college = [[BYU Cougars football|BYU]]
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| notes =
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| maderoster =
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}}
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{{NFL team draft entry
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| round = 7
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| pick = 252
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| player = [[Matt Murphy (American football tackle)|Matt Murphy]]
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| position = [[Tight end]]
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| college = [[Maryland Terrapins football|Maryland]]
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| notes =
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| maderoster = yes
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}}
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{{NFL team draft entry
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| round = 7
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| pick = 259
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| player = Victor Rogers
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| position = [[Tackle (gridiron football position)|Tackle]]
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| college = [[Colorado Buffaloes football|Colorado]]
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| notes =
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| maderoster =
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}}
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{{NFL team draft end
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| hof = no
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}}
   
'''Offensive Coaches'''
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===Undrafted free agents===
*Offensive Coordinator/Running Backs – [[Maurice Carthon]]
 
*Quarterbacks – [[Kevin Higgins]]
 
*Wide Receivers – [[Larry Kirksey]]
 
*Tight Ends – Sean Kugler
 
*Offensive Line – [[Carl Mauck]]
 
*Special Assistant-Offense – [[Sherman Lewis]]
 
*Offensive Assistant/Quality Control – Mike McHugh
 
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|valign="top"|
 
| style="font-size: 95%;" valign="top" |
 
'''Defensive Coaches'''
 
*Defensive Coordinator – [[Kurt Schottenheimer]]
 
*Defensive Line – [[Charles Haley]]
 
*Assistant Defensive Line – [[John Marshall (American football)|John Marshall]]
 
*Linebackers – [[Glenn Pires]]
 
*Secondary – [[Ray Horton]]
 
*Defensive Nickel Package – Richard Selcer
 
*Defensive Assistant/Quality Control – Don Clemons
 
   
'''Special Teams Coaches'''
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{| class="wikitable"
*Special Teams [[Chuck Priefer]]
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|+ 2002 Undrafted Free Agents of note
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!Player
'''Strength and Conditioning'''
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!Position
*Strength and Conditioning – Jason Arapoff
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!College
*Assistant Strength and Conditioning – Malcolm Blacken
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|- style="background:#fc0;"
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|[[Eddie Drummond]]
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|Wide Receiver
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|[[Penn State Nittany Lions football|Penn State]]
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|-
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|[[Antwan Lake]]
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|Defensive tackle
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|[[West Virginia Mountaineers football|West Virginia]]
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|-
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|[[James Mungro]]
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|Running back
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|[[Syracuse Orange football|Syracuse]]
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|-
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|[[Kris Ryan]]
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|Fullback
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|[[Penn Quakers|Penn]]
 
|}
 
|}
<ref>{{cite web |title=All-Time Coaches |work=DetroitLions.com |url=http://www.detroitlions.com/team/history/all-time-coaches.html |accessdate=2010-04-08}}</ref>
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==Personnel==
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===Staff===
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{{NFL final staff
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| year = 2002
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| team = Detroit Lions
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| front_office =
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* Owner and Chairman – [[William Clay Ford, Sr.]]
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* Vice Chairman – [[William Clay Ford, Jr.]]
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* President and Chief Executive Officer – [[Matt Millen]]
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* Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer – [[Tom Lewand]]
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* Senior Director of Football Administration/Staff Counsel – [[Martin Mayhew]]
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* Executive Director of Player Personnel – [[Bill Tobin (American football)|Bill Tobin]]
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* Director of Pro Personnel – [[Sheldon White]]
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* Director of College Scouting – [[Russ Bolinger]]
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* Assistant Director of Pro Personnel – [[Charlie Sanders]]
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| head_coach =
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* Head Coach – [[Marty Mornhinweg]]
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| offensive =
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* Offensive Coordinator/Running Backs – [[Maurice Carthon]]
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* Quarterbacks – [[Kevin Higgins (American football)|Kevin Higgins]]
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* Wide Receivers – [[Larry Kirksey]]
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* Tight Ends – [[Sean Kugler]]
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* Offensive Line – [[Carl Mauck]]
  +
* Special Assistant/Offense – [[Sherman Lewis]]
  +
* Offensive Assistant/Quality Control – [[Mike McHugh]]
  +
  +
| defensive =
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* Defensive Coordinator – [[Kurt Schottenheimer]]
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* Defensive Line – [[Charles Haley]]
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* Assistant Defensive Line – [[John Marshall (American football)|John Marshall]]
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* Linebackers – [[Glenn Pires]]
  +
* Secondary – [[Ray Horton]]
  +
* Defensive Nickel Package – [[Richard Selcer]]
  +
* Defensive Assistant/Quality Control – [[Don Clemons]]
  +
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| special_teams =
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* Special Teams – [[Chuck Priefer]]
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* Assistant Special Teams – [[Kevin O’Dea]]
  +
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| strength =
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* Strength and Conditioning – Jason Arapoff
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* Assistant Strength and Conditioning – Malcolm Blacken
  +
}}
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<ref>{{cite book |title=2002 Detroit Lions Media Guide |pages=4–28 |chapter=Administration and Coaching Staff }}</ref>
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===Roster===
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{{NFL final roster
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|Year=2002
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|TeamName=Detroit Lions
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|Active=
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|Inactive=
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|PS=
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|Quarterbacks=
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* <span style="font-family: Courier New;">15</span> [[Dave Dickenson]]
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* <span style="font-family: Courier New;">3</span> ''[[Joey Harrington]]''
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* <span style="font-family: Courier New;">8</span> [[Mike McMahon (American football)|Mike McMahon]]
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* <span style="font-family: Courier New;">14</span> [[Ty Detmer]]
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|Running Backs=
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* <span style="font-family: Courier New;">31</span> [[Aveion Cason]]
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* <span style="font-family: Courier New;">23</span> ''[[Rafael Cooper]]''
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* <span style="font-family: Courier New;">30</span> [[Cory Schlesinger]] FB
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* <span style="font-family: Courier New;">34</span> [[James Stewart (American football, born December 27, 1971)|James Stewart]]
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* <span style="font-family: Courier New;">36</span> [[Stephen Trejo]] FB
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* <span style="font-family: Courier New;">21</span> [[Lamont Warren]]
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|Wide Receivers=
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* <span style="font-family: Courier New;">88</span> [[Scotty Anderson]]
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* <span style="font-family: Courier New;">82</span> [[Germane Crowell]]
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* <span style="font-family: Courier New;">18</span> ''[[Eddie Drummond]]''
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* <span style="font-family: Courier New;">12</span> [[Jacquez Green]]
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* <span style="font-family: Courier New;">84</span> [[Bill Schroeder (wide receiver)|Bill Schroeder]]
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|Tight Ends=
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* <span style="font-family: Courier New;">49</span> ''[[Matt Murphy (American football)|Matt Murphy]]''
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* <span style="font-family: Courier New;">83</span> ''[[John Owens (American football)|John Owens]]''
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* <span style="font-family: Courier New;">86</span> [[Mikhael Ricks]]
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|Offensive Linemen=
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* <span style="font-family: Courier New;">76</span> [[Jeff Backus]] T
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* <span style="font-family: Courier New;">79</span> [[Eric Beverly]] C
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* <span style="font-family: Courier New;">61</span> [[Ray Brown (offensive lineman)|Ray Brown]] G
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* <span style="font-family: Courier New;">75</span> [[Matt Joyce (American football)|Matt Joyce]] G
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* <span style="font-family: Courier New;">70</span> ''[[Josh Lovelady]]'' G
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* <span style="font-family: Courier New;">73</span> [[Stockar McDougle]] T
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* <span style="font-family: Courier New;">51</span> [[Dominic Raiola]] C
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* <span style="font-family: Courier New;">62</span> [[Tony Semple]] G
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|Defensive Linemen=
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* <span style="font-family: Courier New;">95</span> [[Jared DeVries]] DE
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* <span style="font-family: Courier New;">98</span> ''[[Kalimba Edwards]]'' DE
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* <span style="font-family: Courier New;">96</span> [[James Hall (football player)|James Hall]] DE
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* <span style="font-family: Courier New;">67</span> [[Travis Kirschke]] DT
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* <span style="font-family: Courier New;">68</span> ''[[Antwan Lake]]'' DT
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* <span style="font-family: Courier New;">91</span> [[Robert Porcher]] DE
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* <span style="font-family: Courier New;">93</span> [[Kelvin Pritchett]] DT
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* <span style="font-family: Courier New;">92</span> [[Shaun Rogers (American football)|Shaun Rogers]] DT
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|Linebackers=
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* <span style="font-family: Courier New;">50</span> [[Chris Claiborne]]
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* <span style="font-family: Courier New;">55</span> ''[[Donté Curry]]''
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* <span style="font-family: Courier New;">59</span> [[Jeff Gooch]]
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* <span style="font-family: Courier New;">54</span> [[Barrett Green]]
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* <span style="font-family: Courier New;">58</span> [[Clint Kriewaldt]]
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* <span style="font-family: Courier New;">57</span> ''[[Josh Thornhill]]''
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|Defensive Backs=
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* <span style="font-family: Courier New;">29</span> ''[[Chris Cash (American football)|Chris Cash]]'' CB
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* <span style="font-family: Courier New;">35</span> ''[[André Goodman]]'' CB
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* <span style="font-family: Courier New;">41</span> [[Donovan Greer]]
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* <span style="font-family: Courier New;">25</span> [[Corey Harris (American football, born 1969)|Corey Harris]] FS
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* <span style="font-family: Courier New;">24</span> [[Todd Lyght]] CB
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* <span style="font-family: Courier New;">28</span> [[Bracy Walker]] SS
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* <span style="font-family: Courier New;">45</span> [[Brian Walker (American football)|Brian Walker]] SS
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* <span style="font-family: Courier New;">27</span> [[Jimmy Wyrick]]
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|Special Teams=
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* <span style="font-family: Courier New;">4</span> [[Jason Hanson]] K
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* <span style="font-family: Courier New;">19</span> [[John Jett]] P
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|Reserve Lists=
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* <span style="font-family: Courier New;">81</span> [[Az-Zahir Hakim]] KR/PR <small>(IR)</small> [[Image:Injury icon.svg|7px]]
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* <span style="font-family: Courier New;">80</span> [[Desmond Howard]] WR/KR <small>(IR)</small> [[Image:Injury icon.svg|7px]]
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* <span style="font-family: Courier New;">72</span> ''[[Victor Rogers]]'' T <small>(IR)</small> [[Image:Injury icon.svg|7px]]
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* <span style="font-family: Courier New;">33</span> ''[[Luke Staley]]'' RB <small>(IR)</small> [[Image:Injury icon.svg|7px]]
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* <span style="font-family: Courier New;">90</span> ''[[Johnathan Taylor]]'' DE <small>(IR)</small> [[Image:Injury icon.svg|7px]]
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|Practice Squad=
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* <span style="font-family: Courier New;">11</span> ''[[Pierre Brown]]'' WR
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* <span style="font-family: Courier New;">32</span> ''[[James Lewis (American football)|James Lewis]]'' SS
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* <span style="font-family: Courier New;">53</span> ''[[Ken Philpot]]'' LB
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* <span style="font-family: Courier New;">63</span> ''[[Frank Romero]]'' G
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}}
   
 
==Regular season==
 
==Regular season==
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In addition to their regular games against [[NFC North]] rivals, the Lions under the NFL’s new scheduling formula played games against teams from the new [[NFC South]] and from the [[AFC East]]. They also played against [[2002 Dallas Cowboys season|the Cowboys]] and [[2002 Arizona Cardinals season|the Cardinals]], who were the lowest-ranked teams from 2001 in the remaining NFC divisions.
 
===Schedule===
 
===Schedule===
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! Opponent
 
! Opponent
 
! Result
 
! Result
! W-L
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! W–L
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! TV
 
! Attendance
 
! Attendance
 
|-align="center" bgcolor="#ffdddd"
 
|-align="center" bgcolor="#ffdddd"
 
| 1
 
| 1
 
| September 8, 2002
 
| September 8, 2002
| at [[Miami Dolphins]]
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| at [[2002 Miami Dolphins season|Miami Dolphins]]
| '''L''' 21-49
+
| '''L''' 21–49
| 0-1
+
| 0–1
  +
| FOX
 
| <center>72,216</center>
 
| <center>72,216</center>
 
|-align="center" bgcolor="#ffdddd"
 
|-align="center" bgcolor="#ffdddd"
 
| 2
 
| 2
 
| September 15, 2002
 
| September 15, 2002
| at [[Carolina Panthers]]
+
| at [[2002 Carolina Panthers season|Carolina Panthers]]
| '''L''' 7-31
+
| '''L''' 7–31
| 0-2
+
| 0–2
  +
| FOX
 
| <center>71,951</center>
 
| <center>71,951</center>
 
|-align="center" bgcolor="#ffdddd"
 
|-align="center" bgcolor="#ffdddd"
 
| 3
 
| 3
 
| September 22, 2002
 
| September 22, 2002
| [[Green Bay Packers]]
+
| [[2002 Green Bay Packers season|Green Bay Packers]]
| '''L''' 31-37
+
| '''L''' 31–37
| 0-3
+
| 0–3
  +
| FOX
 
| <center>61,505</center>
 
| <center>61,505</center>
 
|-align="center" bgcolor="#ddffdd"
 
|-align="center" bgcolor="#ddffdd"
 
| 4
 
| 4
 
| September 29, 2002
 
| September 29, 2002
| [[New Orleans Saints]]
+
| [[2002 New Orleans Saints season|New Orleans Saints]]
| '''W''' 26-21
+
| '''W''' 26–21
| 1-3
+
| 1–3
  +
| FOX
 
| <center>60,023</center>
 
| <center>60,023</center>
 
|-align="center"
 
|-align="center"
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| 6
 
| 6
 
| October 13, 2002
 
| October 13, 2002
| at [[Minnesota Vikings]]
+
| at [[2002 Minnesota Vikings season|Minnesota Vikings]]
| '''L''' 24-31
+
| '''L''' 24–31
| 1-4
+
| 1–4
  +
| FOX
 
| <center>64,013</center>
 
| <center>64,013</center>
 
|-align="center" bgcolor="#ddffdd"
 
|-align="center" bgcolor="#ddffdd"
 
| 7
 
| 7
 
| October 20, 2002
 
| October 20, 2002
| [[Chicago Bears]]
+
| [[2002 Chicago Bears season|Chicago Bears]]
| '''W''' 23-20 (OT)
+
| '''W''' 23–20 (OT)
| 2-4
+
| 2–4
  +
| FOX
 
| <center>60,421</center>
 
| <center>60,421</center>
 
|-align="center" bgcolor="#ffdddd"
 
|-align="center" bgcolor="#ffdddd"
 
| 8
 
| 8
 
| October 27, 2002
 
| October 27, 2002
| at [[Buffalo Bills]]
+
| at [[2002 Buffalo Bills season|Buffalo Bills]]
| '''L''' 17-24
+
| '''L''' 17–24
| 2-5
+
| 2–5
  +
| FOX
 
| <center>72,710</center>
 
| <center>72,710</center>
 
|-align="center" bgcolor="#ddffdd"
 
|-align="center" bgcolor="#ddffdd"
 
| 9
 
| 9
 
| November 3, 2002
 
| November 3, 2002
| [[Dallas Cowboys]]
+
| [[2002 Dallas Cowboys season|Dallas Cowboys]]
| '''W''' 9-7
+
| '''W''' 9–7
| 3-5
+
| 3–5
  +
| FOX
 
| <center>61,789</center>
 
| <center>61,789</center>
 
|-align="center" bgcolor="#ffdddd"
 
|-align="center" bgcolor="#ffdddd"
 
| 10
 
| 10
 
| November 10, 2002
 
| November 10, 2002
| at [[Green Bay Packers]]
+
| at [[2002 Green Bay Packers season|Green Bay Packers]]
| '''L''' 14-40
+
| '''L''' 14–40
| 3-6
+
| 3–6
  +
| FOX
 
| <center>63,313</center>
 
| <center>63,313</center>
 
|-align="center" bgcolor="#ffdddd"
 
|-align="center" bgcolor="#ffdddd"
 
| 11
 
| 11
 
| November 17, 2002
 
| November 17, 2002
| [[New York Jets]]
+
| [[2002 New York Jets season|New York Jets]]
| '''L''' 14-31
+
| '''L''' 14–31
| 3-7
+
| 3–7
  +
| CBS
 
| <center>61,720</center>
 
| <center>61,720</center>
 
|-align="center" bgcolor="#ffdddd"
 
|-align="center" bgcolor="#ffdddd"
 
| 12
 
| 12
 
| November 24, 2002
 
| November 24, 2002
| at [[Chicago Bears]]
+
| at [[2002 Chicago Bears season|Chicago Bears]]
| '''L''' 17-20 (OT)
+
| '''L''' 17–20 (OT)
| 3-8
+
| 3–8
  +
| FOX
 
| <center>62,375</center>
 
| <center>62,375</center>
 
|-align="center" bgcolor="#ffdddd"
 
|-align="center" bgcolor="#ffdddd"
 
| 13
 
| 13
 
| November 28, 2002
 
| November 28, 2002
| [[New England Patriots]]
+
| [[2002 New England Patriots season|New England Patriots]]
| '''L''' 12-20
+
| '''L''' 12–20
| 3-9
+
| 3–9
  +
| CBS
 
| <center>62,109</center>
 
| <center>62,109</center>
 
|-align="center" bgcolor="#ffdddd"
 
|-align="center" bgcolor="#ffdddd"
 
| 14
 
| 14
 
| December 8, 2002
 
| December 8, 2002
| at [[Arizona Cardinals]]
+
| at [[2002 Arizona Cardinals season|Arizona Cardinals]]
| '''L''' 20-23 (OT)
+
| '''L''' 20–23 (OT)
| 3-10
+
| 3–10
  +
| FOX
 
| <center>28,640</center>
 
| <center>28,640</center>
 
|-align="center" bgcolor="#ffdddd"
 
|-align="center" bgcolor="#ffdddd"
 
| 15
 
| 15
 
| December 15, 2002
 
| December 15, 2002
| [[Tampa Bay Buccaneers]]
+
| [[2002 Tampa Bay Buccaneers season|Tampa Bay Buccaneers]]
| '''L''' 20-23
+
| '''L''' 20–23
| 3-11
+
| 3–11
  +
| FOX
 
| <center>61,942</center>
 
| <center>61,942</center>
 
|-align="center" bgcolor="#ffdddd"
 
|-align="center" bgcolor="#ffdddd"
 
| 16
 
| 16
| December 28, 2002
+
| December 22, 2002
| at [[Atlanta Falcons]]
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| at [[2002 Atlanta Falcons season|Atlanta Falcons]]
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| December 29, 2002
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==External links==
*[http://www.pro-football-reference.com/teams/det/2002.htm?redir Detroit Lions on Pro Football Reference]
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*[http://www.jt-sw.com/football/pro/results.nsf/Teams/2002-det Detroit Lions on jt-sw.com]
 
*[http://www.footballdb.com/teams/detroit-lions/results/2002 Detroit Lions on The Football Database]
 
   
 
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Revision as of 20:50, June 4, 2019

2002 Detroit Lions season
Head Coach Marty Mornhinweg
General Manager Matt Millen
Home Field Ford Field
Results
Record 3–13
Place 4th NFC North
Playoff Finish did not qualify
Uniform
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The 2002 Detroit Lions season was the 73rd season in franchise history. It was the Lions’ inaugural season at the new Ford Field in Downtown Detroit and their first in the city since the team left Tiger Stadium after the 1974 season. Following the season, Marty Mornhinweg was fired and Steve Mariucci was hired as the Lions' head coach. The Lions entered the 2002 season looking to improve on their 2–14 record from 2001 and make the playoffs for the first time since 1999. They improved on their record, winning 3 games, but continued to disappoint, as the Lions began the season 0–3. By week 9, the Lions had a 3–5 record after a win over the Dallas Cowboys. However, after that win, the Lions lost their remaining 8 games to finish the season 3–13 and failed to reach the playoffs. The Lions also went 0–8 on the road for the second straight season. As a result, Marty Mornhinweg was fired after the season. In his 2 seasons as head coach, the Lions went 5–27 for a winning percentage of .156.

Offseason

Additions Subtractions
G Ray Brown (49ers) QB Charlie Batch (Steelers)
FS Corey Harris (Ravens) LB Scott Kowalkowski (retirement)
WR Bill Schroeder (Packers) WR Johnnie Morton (Chiefs)
TE Mikhael Ricks (Chiefs) DE Tracy Scroggins (retirement)
TE David Sloan (Saints)

NFL Draft

2002 Detroit Lions draft
Round Pick Player Position College Notes
1 3 Joey Harrington  Quarterback Oregon
2 35 Kalimba Edwards  Defensive end South Carolina
3 68 André Goodman  Cornerback South Carolina
4 134 Johnathan Taylor  Defensive end Montana State
5 138 John Owens  Tight end Notre Dame
6 175 Chris Cash  Cornerback USC
7 214 Luke Staley  Running back BYU
7 252 Matt Murphy  Tight end Maryland
7 259 Victor Rogers  Tackle Colorado
      Made roster    *   Made at least one Pro Bowl during career

Undrafted free agents

2002 Undrafted Free Agents of note
Player Position College
Eddie Drummond Wide Receiver Penn State
Antwan Lake Defensive tackle West Virginia
James Mungro Running back Syracuse
Kris Ryan Fullback Penn

Personnel

Staff

2002 Detroit Lions staff
Front office

Head coaches

Offensive coaches

Defensive coaches

Special teams coaches

Strength and conditioning

  • Strength and Conditioning – Jason Arapoff
  • Assistant Strength and Conditioning – Malcolm Blacken

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Roster

2002 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
Active, Inactive, Practice squad

Regular season

In addition to their regular games against NFC North rivals, the Lions under the NFL’s new scheduling formula played games against teams from the new NFC South and from the AFC East. They also played against the Cowboys and the Cardinals, who were the lowest-ranked teams from 2001 in the remaining NFC divisions.

Schedule

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Week Date Opponent Result W–L TV Attendance
1 September 8, 2002 at Miami Dolphins L 21–49 0–1 FOX
72,216
2 September 15, 2002 at Carolina Panthers L 7–31 0–2 FOX
71,951
3 September 22, 2002 Green Bay Packers L 31–37 0–3 FOX
61,505
4 September 29, 2002 New Orleans Saints W 26–21 1–3 FOX
60,023
5 Bye
6 October 13, 2002 at Minnesota Vikings L 24–31 1–4 FOX
64,013
7 October 20, 2002 Chicago Bears W 23–20 (OT) 2–4 FOX
60,421
8 October 27, 2002 at Buffalo Bills L 17–24 2–5 FOX
72,710
9 November 3, 2002 Dallas Cowboys W 9–7 3–5 FOX
61,789
10 November 10, 2002 at Green Bay Packers L 14–40 3–6 FOX
63,313
11 November 17, 2002 New York Jets L 14–31 3–7 CBS
61,720
12 November 24, 2002 at Chicago Bears L 17–20 (OT) 3–8 FOX
62,375
13 November 28, 2002 New England Patriots L 12–20 3–9 CBS
62,109
14 December 8, 2002 at Arizona Cardinals L 20–23 (OT) 3–10 FOX
28,640
15 December 15, 2002 Tampa Bay Buccaneers L 20–23 3–11 FOX
61,942
16 December 22, 2002 at Atlanta Falcons L 15–36 3–12 FOX
69,307
17 December 29, 2002 Minnesota Vikings L 36–38 3–13 FOX
60,233

Standings

NFC North
view · talk · edit W L T PCT DIV CONF PF PA STK
z (3) Green Bay Packers 12 4 0 .750 5–1 9–3 398 328 L1
Minnesota Vikings 6 10 0 .375 4–2 5–7 390 442 W3
Chicago Bears 4 12 0 .250 2–4 3–9 281 379 L2
Detroit Lions 3 13 0 .188 1–5 3–9 306 451 L8

References

  1. "Administration and Coaching Staff". 2002 Detroit Lions Media Guide. pp. 4–28.

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