1983 Detroit Lions

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1983 Detroit Lions

What was the record of the 1983 Detroit Lions?

The Detroit Lions finished the regular season with a 9-7 record. They went 6-2 at home and 3-5 on the road. Including the playoffs, the Detroit Lions went 9-8. Their final game was a loss in the Divisional Round to the San Francisco 49ers.

What division did the 1983 Detroit Lions play in?

The 1983 Detroit Lions played in the Central Division of the National Football Conference.

What was the division record of the 1983 Detroit Lions?

During the regular season, the 1983 Detroit Lions went 7-1 against their NFC Central opponents.

Who won the NFC Central in 1983?

The Lions won the NFC Central in the 1983 season with a 9-7 record. The Bears finished 1 game back with a 8-8 record. The Packers finished 1 game back with a 8-8 record. The Vikings finished 1 game back with a 8-8 record. The Buccaneers finished 7 games back with a 2-14 record.

What was the 1983 Detroit Lions record against each of their divisional opponents?

Opponent Record Win Percentage % Point Differential
Chicago Bears 2-0 100% +35
Green Bay Packers 2-0 100% +27
Tampa Bay Buccaneers 2-0 100% +14
Minnesota Vikings 1-1 50% +8

What was the 1983 Detroit Lions record by month?

The 1983 Detroit Lions had their best month in November, when they went 3-1 and had a 75% win percentage. Their worst month was September, when they went 1-3 and had a 25% win percentage.

Month Record Win Percentage % Point Differential
September 1-3 25% -13
October 3-2 60% +27
November 3-1 75% +41
December 2-1 66.7% +6

Did the 1983 Detroit Lions make the Playoffs?

Yes, the Detroit Lions made the Playoffs in 1983. They lost their only game against the San Francisco 49ers in the Divisional Round.

What was the point differential for the 1983 Detroit Lions?

The Detroit Lions finished the regular season with a point differential of +61. Based on their point differential and their pythagorean expectation, the Lions could have been expected to have about 9.8 wins, or a 10-6 record in the regular season.

How did the 1983 Detroit Lions perform in one-score games?

In close, one-score games, the 1983 Detroit Lions went 3-3. In games decided by a field goal or less, the Lions went 2-1.

How did the 1983 Detroit Lions perform in overtime games?

During the regular season, the 1983 Detroit Lions went 1-0 in overtime games.

What was the longest win streak for the 1983 Detroit Lions?

The longest win streak during the regular season for the 1983 Detroit Lions was a 3 game winning streak.

What was the longest losing streak for the 1983 Detroit Lions?

The longest losing streak that the Detroit Lions had during the 1983 regular season was 4 games, which happened once during the season.

1983 Detroit Lions Schedule

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Bold = Division Opponent

Week Date Opponent Score
Regular Season
1 Sun, Sep 4, 1983 @ Tampa Bay Buccaneers Win 11 - 0
2 Sun, Sep 11, 1983 vs Cleveland Browns Loss 26 - 31
3 Sun, Sep 18, 1983 vs Atlanta Falcons Loss 14 - 30
4 Sun, Sep 25, 1983 @ Minnesota Vikings Loss 17 - 20
5 Sun, Oct 2, 1983 @ Los Angeles Rams Loss 10 - 21
6 Sun, Oct 9, 1983 vs Green Bay Packers Win 38 - 14
7 Sun, Oct 16, 1983 vs Chicago Bears Win 31 - 17
8 Sun, Oct 23, 1983 @ Washington Redskins Loss 17 - 38
9 Sun, Oct 30, 1983 @ Chicago Bears Win 38 - 17
10 Mon, Nov 7, 1983 vs New York Giants Win 15 - 9
11 Sun, Nov 13, 1983 @ Houston Oilers Loss 17 - 27
12 Sun, Nov 20, 1983 @ Green Bay Packers Win 23 - 20 OT
13 Thu, Nov 24, 1983 vs Pittsburgh Steelers Win 45 - 3
14 Mon, Dec 5, 1983 vs Minnesota Vikings Win 13 - 2
15 Sun, Dec 11, 1983 @ Cincinnati Bengals Loss 9 - 17
16 Sun, Dec 18, 1983 vs Tampa Bay Buccaneers Win 23 - 20
Playoffs
Div Divisional Round Sat, Dec 31, 1983 @ San Francisco 49ers Loss 23 - 24

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