1979 Detroit Lions

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Season Overview

2-14 Missed Playoffs
Record Outcome

1979 Detroit Lions

What was the record of the 1979 Detroit Lions?

The Detroit Lions finished the regular season with a 2-14 record. They went 2-6 at home and 0-8 on the road.

What division did the 1979 Detroit Lions play in?

The 1979 Detroit Lions played in the Central Division of the National Football Conference.

What was the division record of the 1979 Detroit Lions?

During the regular season, the 1979 Detroit Lions went 1-7 against their NFC Central opponents.

Did the 1979 Detroit Lions make the Playoffs?

No, the Lions didn't make the Playoffs in 1979.

What was the point differential for the 1979 Detroit Lions?

The Detroit Lions finished the regular season with a point differential of -146. Based on their point differential and their pythagorean expectation, the Lions could have been expected to have about 3.7 wins, or a 4-12 record in the regular season.

How did the 1979 Detroit Lions perform in one-score games?

In close, one-score games, the 1979 Detroit Lions went 1-8. In games decided by a field goal or less, the Lions went 1-4.

How did the 1979 Detroit Lions perform in overtime games?

The 1979 Detroit Lions did not play any overtime games in the regular season.

What was the longest win streak for the 1979 Detroit Lions?

The 1979 Detroit Lions never won more than one consecutive game in the regular season.

What was the longest losing streak for the 1979 Detroit Lions?

The longest losing streak that the Detroit Lions had during the 1979 regular season was 8 games, which happened once during the season.

1979 Detroit Lions Schedule

= Playoff Team

= Division Opponent

Week Date Opponent Score
Regular Season
1 Sat, Sep 1 @ Buccaneers L 16 - 31
2 Sun, Sep 9 vs Redskins L 24 - 27
3 Sun, Sep 16 @ Jets L 10 - 31
4 Sun, Sep 23 vs Falcons W 24 - 23
5 Sun, Sep 30 vs Vikings L 10 - 13
6 Sun, Oct 7 @ Patriots L 17 - 24
7 Sun, Oct 14 @ Packers L 16 - 24
8 Sun, Oct 21 @ Saints L 7 - 17
9 Sun, Oct 28 vs Bills L 17 - 20
10 Sun, Nov 4 @ Bears L 7 - 35
11 Sun, Nov 11 vs Buccaneers L 14 - 16
12 Sun, Nov 18 @ Vikings L 7 - 14
13 Thu, Nov 22 vs Bears W 20 - 0
14 Sun, Dec 2 @ Eagles L 7 - 44
15 Sun, Dec 9 vs Dolphins L 10 - 28
16 Sat, Dec 15 vs Packers L 13 - 18

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