1987 Detroit Lions

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4-11 Missed Playoffs
Record Outcome

1987 Detroit Lions

What was the record of the 1987 Detroit Lions?

The Detroit Lions finished the regular season with a 4-11 record. They went 1-6 at home and 3-5 on the road.

What division did the 1987 Detroit Lions play in?

The 1987 Detroit Lions played in the Central Division of the National Football Conference.

What was the division record of the 1987 Detroit Lions?

During the regular season, the 1987 Detroit Lions went 2-5 against their NFC Central opponents.

What was the 1987 Detroit Lions record against each of their divisional opponents?

Opponent Record Win Percentage % Point Differential
Tampa Bay Buccaneers 1-1 50% +6
Green Bay Packers 1-1 50% +2
Minnesota Vikings 0-2 0% -18
Chicago Bears 0-1 0% -20

What was the 1987 Detroit Lions record by month?

The 1987 Detroit Lions had their best month in December, when they went 2-2 and had a 50% win percentage. Their worst month was September, when they went 0-2 and lost all their games.

Month Record Win Percentage % Point Differential
September 0-2 0% -35
October 1-3 25% -25
November 1-4 20% -58
December 2-2 50% +3

Did the 1987 Detroit Lions make the Playoffs?

No, the Lions didn't make the Playoffs in 1987.

What was the point differential for the 1987 Detroit Lions?

The Detroit Lions finished the regular season with a point differential of -115. Based on their point differential and their pythagorean expectation, the Lions could have been expected to have about 4.5 wins, or a 5-10 record in the regular season.

How did the 1987 Detroit Lions perform in one-score games?

In close, one-score games, the 1987 Detroit Lions went 1-5. In games decided by a field goal or less, the Lions went 1-2.

How did the 1987 Detroit Lions perform in overtime games?

During the regular season, the 1987 Detroit Lions went 1-0 in overtime games.

What was the longest win streak for the 1987 Detroit Lions?

The 1987 Detroit Lions never won more than one consecutive game in the regular season.

What was the longest losing streak for the 1987 Detroit Lions?

The longest losing streak that the Detroit Lions had during the 1987 regular season was 4 games, which happened once during the season.

1987 Detroit Lions Schedule

= Playoff Team

Bold = Division Opponent

Week Date Opponent Score
Regular Season
1 Sun, Sep 13, 1987 @ Minnesota Vikings Loss 19 - 34
2 Sun, Sep 20, 1987 @ Los Angeles Raiders Loss 7 - 27
4 Sun, Oct 4, 1987 vs Tampa Bay Buccaneers Loss 27 - 31
5 Sun, Oct 11, 1987 @ Green Bay Packers Win 19 - 16 OT
6 Sun, Oct 18, 1987 vs Seattle Seahawks Loss 14 - 37
7 Sun, Oct 25, 1987 vs Green Bay Packers Loss 33 - 34
8 Sun, Nov 1, 1987 @ Denver Broncos Loss 0 - 34
9 Sun, Nov 8, 1987 vs Dallas Cowboys Win 27 - 17
10 Sun, Nov 15, 1987 @ Washington Redskins Loss 13 - 20
11 Sun, Nov 22, 1987 @ Chicago Bears Loss 10 - 30
12 Thu, Nov 26, 1987 vs Kansas City Chiefs Loss 20 - 27
13 Sun, Dec 6, 1987 vs Los Angeles Rams Loss 16 - 37
14 Sun, Dec 13, 1987 @ Tampa Bay Buccaneers Win 20 - 10
15 Sun, Dec 20, 1987 vs Minnesota Vikings Loss 14 - 17
16 Sun, Dec 27, 1987 @ Atlanta Falcons Win 30 - 13

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