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2005 Detroit Lions season
Head Coach Steve Mariucci
Dick Jauron (interim)
General Manager Matt Millen
Home Field Ford Field
Results
Record 5–11
Place 3rd NFC North
Playoff Finish did not qualify
Uniform
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Timeline
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The 2005 Detroit Lions season was the franchise's 76th season in the National Football League, and their 82nd as the Detroit Lions. The season began with the team attempting to improve on their 6–10 record in 2005. However, they were unable to improve their 2004 record and fell to 5—11.

The Lions began their 2005 season with a 17–3 win over the rival Packers. However, the next week, the Lions were throttled, 38–6, by the Bears in Chicago. By week 10, the Lions had a 4–5 record after they had defeated the Arizona Cardinals 29–21 at home. However, the Lions lost five consecutive games following that win, and were eliminated from the playoffs with a 16–13 overtime loss to the Packers. The Lions would win one more game for the rest of the season, which was a 13–12 win over the Saints. The season concluded with a 35–21 loss to the eventual Super Bowl champion Steelers.

During the season, after the Lions lost 27–7 on Thanksgiving Day to the Atlanta Falcons, the Lions fired Steve Mariucci, and hired Dick Jauron to be the interim head coach for the remainder of the season.


StaffEdit

2005 Detroit Lions staff
Front office

Head coaches

Offensive coaches

Defensive coaches

Special teams coaches

Strength and conditioning

[1]

2005 Detroit Lions draft
Round Pick Player Position College Notes
1 10 Mike Williams  WR USC
2 37 Shaun Cody  DT USC
3 72 Stanley Wilson  CB Stanford
5 145 Dan Orlovsky  QB Connecticut Arizona via New England
6 184 Bill Swancutt  DE Oregon State
6 206 Johnathan Goddard  LB Marshall
      Made roster    †   Pro Football Hall of Fame    *   Made at least one Pro Bowl during career

RosterEdit

2005 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, 8 Inactive, 10 Practice squad

Regular seasonEdit

ScheduleEdit

Week Date Opponent Result Record Venue Attendance
1 September 11, 2005 Green Bay Packers W 17–3 1–0 Ford Field 61,877
2 September 18, 2005 at Chicago Bears L 38–6 1–1 Soldier Field 62,019
3 Bye
4 October 2, 2005 at Tampa Bay Buccaneers L 17–13 1–2 Raymond James Stadium 64,994
5 October 9, 2005 Baltimore Ravens W 35–17 2–2 Ford Field 61,201
6 October 16, 2005 Carolina Panthers L 21–20 2–3 Ford Field 61,083
7 October 23, 2005 at Cleveland Browns W 13–10 3–3 Cleveland Browns Stadium 72,923
8 October 30, 2005 Chicago Bears L 19–13 (OT) 3–4 Ford Field 61,814
9 November 6, 2005 at Minnesota Vikings L 27–14 3–5 Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome 63,813
10 November 13, 2005 Arizona Cardinals W 29–21 4–5 Ford Field 61,091
11 November 20, 2005 at Dallas Cowboys L 20–7 4–6 Texas Stadium 62,670
12 November 24, 2005 Atlanta Falcons L 27–7 4–7 Ford Field 62,390
13 December 4, 2005 Minnesota Vikings L 21–16 4–8 Ford Field 61,375
14 December 11, 2005 at Green Bay Packers L 16–13 (OT) 4–9 Lambeau Field 70,019
15 December 18, 2005 Cincinnati Bengals L 41–17 4–10 Ford Field 61,749
16 December 24, 2005 at New Orleans Saints W 13–12 5–10 Alamodome 63,747
17 January 1, 2006 at Pittsburgh Steelers L 35–21 5–11 Heinz Field 63,794

Game summariesEdit

Week 1Edit

by Quarter1234 Total
Packers 0 3 0 0 3
• Lions 7 0 3 7 17

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StandingsEdit

NFC North
view · talk · edit W L T PCT DIV CONF PF PA STK
Chicago Bears 11 5 0 .688 5–1 10–2 260 202 L1
Minnesota Vikings 9 7 0 .563 5–1 8–4 306 344 W1
Detroit Lions 5 11 0 .313 1–5 3–9 254 345 L1
Green Bay Packers 4 12 0 .250 1–5 4–8 298 344 W1

ImagesEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. "Administration and Coaches". 2005 Detroit Lions Media Guide. pp. 4–29.
  2. "Pro-Football-Reference.com". Pro-Football-Reference.com. 2005-09-11. https://www.pro-football-reference.com/boxscores/200509110det.htm. Retrieved 2013-12-26.

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