1997 Detroit Lions

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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 Percentage % Point Differential
Chicago Bears 2-0 100% +60
Minnesota Vikings 2-0 100% +24
Tampa Bay Buccaneers 1-1 50% +11
Green Bay Packers 1-1 50% +1

What was the 1997 Detroit Lions record by month?

Among qualifying months, the 1997 Detroit Lions had their best month in December, when they went 2-1 and had a 66.7% win percentage. Their worst month was October, when they went 1-2 and had a 33.3% win percentage.

Month Record Win Percentage % Point Differential
August 1-0 100% +11
September 2-2 50% +11
October 1-2 33.3% +3
November 3-2 60% +47
December 2-1 66.7% +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

Bold = Division Opponent

Week Date Opponent Score
Regular Season
1 Sun, Aug 31, 1997 vs Atlanta Falcons Win 28 - 17
2 Sun, Sep 7, 1997 vs Tampa Bay Buccaneers Loss 17 - 24
3 Sun, Sep 14, 1997 @ Chicago Bears Win 32 - 7
4 Sun, Sep 21, 1997 @ New Orleans Saints Loss 17 - 35
5 Sun, Sep 28, 1997 vs Green Bay Packers Win 26 - 15
6 Sun, Oct 5, 1997 @ Buffalo Bills Loss 13 - 22
7 Sun, Oct 12, 1997 @ Tampa Bay Buccaneers Win 27 - 9
8 Sun, Oct 19, 1997 vs New York Giants Loss 20 - 26 OT
10 Sun, Nov 2, 1997 @ Green Bay Packers Loss 10 - 20
11 Sun, Nov 9, 1997 @ Washington Redskins Loss 7 - 30
12 Sun, Nov 16, 1997 vs Minnesota Vikings Win 38 - 15
13 Sun, Nov 23, 1997 vs Indianapolis Colts Win 32 - 10
14 Thu, Nov 27, 1997 vs Chicago Bears Win 55 - 20
15 Sun, Dec 7, 1997 @ Miami Dolphins Loss 30 - 33
16 Sun, Dec 14, 1997 @ Minnesota Vikings Win 14 - 13
17 Sun, Dec 21, 1997 vs New York Jets Win 13 - 10
Playoffs
WC Wild Card Round Sun, Dec 28, 1997 @ Tampa Bay Buccaneers Loss 10 - 20

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