1997 Detroit Lions

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Season Overview

9-7 Lost Wild Card
Record Outcome

1997 Detroit Lions

What was the record of the 1997 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 Wild Card Round to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

What division did the 1997 Detroit Lions play in?

The 1997 Detroit Lions played in the Central Division of the National Football Conference.

What was the division record of the 1997 Detroit Lions?

During the regular season, the 1997 Detroit Lions went 6-2 against their NFC Central opponents.

What was the 1997 Detroit Lions record against each of their divisional opponents?

Opponent Record Win % Point Diff
Bears 2-0 100% +60
Vikings 2-0 100% +24
Buccaneers 1-1 50.0% +11
Packers 1-1 50.0% +1

Did the 1997 Detroit Lions make the Playoffs?

Yes, the Detroit Lions made the Playoffs in 1997. They lost their only game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in the Wild Card Round.

What was the point differential for the 1997 Detroit Lions?

The Detroit Lions finished the regular season with a point differential of +73. Based on their point differential and their pythagorean expectation, the Lions could have been expected to have about 10.0 wins, or a 10-6 record in the regular season.

How did the 1997 Detroit Lions perform in one-score games?

In close, one-score games, the 1997 Detroit Lions went 2-3. In games decided by a field goal or less, the Lions went 2-2.

How did the 1997 Detroit Lions perform in overtime games?

During the regular season, the 1997 Detroit Lions went 0-1 in overtime games.

What was the longest win streak for the 1997 Detroit Lions?

The longest win streak during the regular season for the 1997 Detroit Lions was a 3 game winning streak.

What was the longest losing streak for the 1997 Detroit Lions?

The longest losing streak that the Detroit Lions had during the 1997 regular season was 3 games, which happened once during the season.

1997 Detroit Lions Schedule

= Playoff Team

= Division Opponent

Week Date Opponent Score
Regular Season
1 Sun, Aug 31 vs Falcons W 28 - 17
2 Sun, Sep 7 vs Buccaneers L 17 - 24
3 Sun, Sep 14 @ Bears W 32 - 7
4 Sun, Sep 21 @ Saints L 17 - 35
5 Sun, Sep 28 vs Packers W 26 - 15
6 Sun, Oct 5 @ Bills L 13 - 22
7 Sun, Oct 12 @ Buccaneers W 27 - 9
8 Sun, Oct 19 vs Giants L 20 - 26 OT
10 Sun, Nov 2 @ Packers L 10 - 20
11 Sun, Nov 9 @ Redskins L 7 - 30
12 Sun, Nov 16 vs Vikings W 38 - 15
13 Sun, Nov 23 vs Colts W 32 - 10
14 Thu, Nov 27 vs Bears W 55 - 20
15 Sun, Dec 7 @ Dolphins L 30 - 33
16 Sun, Dec 14 @ Vikings W 14 - 13
17 Sun, Dec 21 vs Jets W 13 - 10
Playoffs
Wild Card Sun, Dec 28 @ Buccaneers L 10 - 20

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