History / NFL Franchise Record for the Detroit Lions

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Year W L T Pct. Finish Div. W L Pct. Title HeadCoach
1930 5 6 3 .464 T7th           Tubby Griffen
1931 11 3 0 .786 2nd           Potsy Clark
1932 6 2 4 .750 3rd           Potsy Clark
1933 6 5 0 .545 2nd Western         Potsy Clark
1934 10 3 0 .769 2nd Western         Potsy Clark
1935 7 3 2 .667 1st Western 1 0 1.000 NFL Champ Potsy Clark
1936 8 4 0 .667 3rd Western         Potsy Clark
1937 7 4 0 .636 3rd Western         Dutch Clark
1938 7 4 0 .636 2nd Western         Dutch Clark
1939 6 5 0 .545 3rd Western         Gus Henderson
1940 5 5 1 .500 3rd Western         Potsy Clark
1941 4 6 1 .409 3rd Western         Bill Edwards
1942 0 11 0 .000 5th Western         Bill Edwards(0-3)
John Karcis(0-8)
1943 3 6 1 .350 3rd Western         Gus Dorais
1944 6 3 1 .650 3rd Western         Gus Dorais
1945 7 3 0 .700 2nd Western         Gus Dorais
1946 1 10 0 .091 5th Western         Gus Dorais
1947 3 9 0 .250 5th Western         Gus Dorais
1948 2 10 0 .167 5th Western         Bo McMillin
1949 4 8 0 .333 4th Western         Bo McMillin
1950 6 6 0 .500 4th National         Bo McMillin
1951 7 4 1 .625 2nd National         Buddy Parker
1952 9 3 0 .750 1st National 2 0 1.000 NFL Champ Buddy Parker
1953 10 2 0 .833 1st Western 1 0 1.000 NFL Champ Buddy Parker
1954 9 2 1 .792 1st Western 0 1 .000 NFL championship game Buddy Parker
1955 3 9 0 .250 6th Western         Buddy Parker
1956 9 3 0 .750 2nd Western         Buddy Parker
1957 8 4 0 .667 1st Western 2 0 1.000 NFL Champ George Wilson
1958 4 7 1 .375 5th Western         George Wilson
1959 3 8 1 .292 5th Western         George Wilson
1960 7 5 0 .583 2nd Western         George Wilson
1961 8 5 1 .607 2nd Western         George Wilson
1962 11 3 0 .786 2nd Western         George Wilson
1963 5 8 1 .393 4th Western         George Wilson
1964 7 5 2 .571 4th Western         George Wilson
1965 6 7 1 .464 6th Western         Harry Gilmer
1966 4 9 1 .321 6th Western         Harry Gilmer
1967 5 7 2 .429 3rd Central         Joe Schmidt
1968 4 8 2 .357 4th Central         Joe Schmidt
1969 9 4 1 .679 2nd Central         Joe Schmidt
1970 10 4 0 .714 2nd NFC Central 0 1 .000 Wild Card Joe Schmidt
1971 7 6 1 .536 2nd NFC Central         Joe Schmidt
1972 8 5 1 .607 2nd NFC Central         Joe Schmidt
1973 6 7 1 .464 2nd NFC Central         Don McCafferty
1974 7 7 0 .500 2nd NFC Central         Rick Forzano
1975 7 7 0 .500 2nd NFC Central         Rick Forzano
1976 6 8 0 .429 3rd NFC Central         Rick Forzano(1-3)
Tommy Hudspeth(5-5)
1977 6 8 0 .429 3rd NFC Central         Tommy Hudspeth
1978 7 9 0 .438 3rd NFC Central         Monte Clark
1979 2 14 0 .125 5th NFC Central         Monte Clark
1980 9 7 0 .563 2nd NFC Central         Monte Clark
1981 8 8 0 .500 2nd NFC Central         Monte Clark
1982 4 5 0 .444 4th NFC 0 1 .000 NFC first-round playoff game Monte Clark
1983 9 7 0 .563 1st NFC Central 0 1 .000 Div Title Monte Clark
1984 4 11 1 .281 4th NFC Central         Monte Clark
1985 7 9 0 .438 4th NFC Central         Darryl Rogers
1986 5 11 0 .313 3rd NFC Central         Darryl Rogers
1987 4 11 0 .267 5th NFC Central         Darryl Rogers
1988 4 12 0 .250 4th NFC Central         Darryl Rogers(2-9)
Wayne Fontes(2-3)
1989 7 9 0 .438 3rd NFC Central         Wayne Fontes
1990 6 10 0 .375 3rd NFC Central         Wayne Fontes
1991 12 4 0 .750 1st NFC Central 1 1 .500 Div Title Wayne Fontes
1992 5 11 0 .313 5th NFC Central         Wayne Fontes
1993 10 6 0 .625 1st NFC Central 0 1 .000 Div Title Wayne Fontes
1994 9 7 0 .563 T2nd NFC Central 0 1 .000 Wild Card Wayne Fontes
1995 10 6 0 .625 2nd NFC Central 0 1 .000 Wild Card Wayne Fontes
1996 5 11 0 .313 5th NFC Central         Wayne Fontes
1997 9 7 0 .563 3rd NFC Central 0 1 .000 Wild Card Bobby Ross
1998 5 11 0 .313 4th NFC Central         Bobby Ross
1999 8 8 0 .500 3rd NFC Central 0 1 .000 Wild Card Bobby Ross
2000 9 7 0 .563 3rd NFC Central         Bobby Ross (5-4)

Gary Moeller (4-3)
2001 2 14 0 .125 5th NFC Central         Marty Mornhinweg
2002 3 13 0 .188 4th NFC North Marty Mornhinweg
2003 5 11 0 .313 4th NFC North         Steve Mariucci