1986 Detroit Lions

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5-11 Missed Playoffs
Record Outcome

1986 Detroit Lions

What was the record of the 1986 Detroit Lions?

The Detroit Lions finished the regular season with a 5-11 record. They went 1-7 at home and 4-4 on the road.

What division did the 1986 Detroit Lions play in?

The 1986 Detroit Lions played in the Central Division of the National Football Conference.

What was the division record of the 1986 Detroit Lions?

During the regular season, the 1986 Detroit Lions went 3-5 against their NFC Central opponents.

What was the 1986 Detroit Lions record against each of their divisional opponents?

Opponent Record Win Percentage % Point Differential
Tampa Bay Buccaneers 1-1 50% +17
Green Bay Packers 1-1 50% +3
Minnesota Vikings 1-1 50% -11
Chicago Bears 0-2 0% -9

What was the 1986 Detroit Lions record by month?

The 1986 Detroit Lions had their best month in October, when they went 2-2 and had a 50% win percentage. Their worst month was December, when they went 0-3 and lost all their games.

Month Record Win Percentage % Point Differential
September 1-3 25% -28
October 2-2 50% +8
November 2-3 40% -2
December 0-3 0% -27

Did the 1986 Detroit Lions make the Playoffs?

No, the Lions didn't make the Playoffs in 1986.

What was the point differential for the 1986 Detroit Lions?

The Detroit Lions finished the regular season with a point differential of -49. Based on their point differential and their pythagorean expectation, the Lions could have been expected to have about 6.5 wins, or a 6-10 record in the regular season.

How did the 1986 Detroit Lions perform in one-score games?

In close, one-score games, the 1986 Detroit Lions went 3-7. In games decided by a field goal or less, the Lions went 2-2.

How did the 1986 Detroit Lions perform in overtime games?

The 1986 Detroit Lions did not play any overtime games in the regular season.

What was the longest win streak for the 1986 Detroit Lions?

The longest win streak during the regular season for the 1986 Detroit Lions was a 2 game winning streak on 2 separate stretches during the season.

What was the longest losing streak for the 1986 Detroit Lions?

The longest losing streak that the Detroit Lions had during the 1986 regular season was 4 games, which occured 2 separate times.

1986 Detroit Lions Schedule

= Playoff Team

Bold = Division Opponent

Week Date Opponent Score
Regular Season
1 Sun, Sep 7, 1986 @ Minnesota Vikings Win 13 - 10
2 Sun, Sep 14, 1986 vs Dallas Cowboys Loss 7 - 31
3 Sun, Sep 21, 1986 vs Tampa Bay Buccaneers Loss 20 - 24
4 Sun, Sep 28, 1986 @ Cleveland Browns Loss 21 - 24
5 Sun, Oct 5, 1986 vs Houston Oilers Win 24 - 13
6 Sun, Oct 12, 1986 @ Green Bay Packers Win 21 - 14
7 Sun, Oct 19, 1986 @ Los Angeles Rams Loss 10 - 14
8 Sun, Oct 26, 1986 @ Chicago Bears Loss 7 - 13
9 Sun, Nov 2, 1986 vs Cincinnati Bengals Loss 17 - 24
10 Sun, Nov 9, 1986 vs Minnesota Vikings Loss 10 - 24
11 Sun, Nov 16, 1986 @ Philadelphia Eagles Win 13 - 11
12 Sun, Nov 23, 1986 @ Tampa Bay Buccaneers Win 38 - 17
13 Thu, Nov 27, 1986 vs Green Bay Packers Loss 40 - 44
14 Sun, Dec 7, 1986 @ Pittsburgh Steelers Loss 17 - 27
15 Mon, Dec 15, 1986 vs Chicago Bears Loss 13 - 16
16 Sun, Dec 21, 1986 vs Atlanta Falcons Loss 6 - 20

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