1979 Detroit Lions Game-by-Game Results

National Football League (NFL)
Team Record: 2-14
Finishing 5th in the NFL's Central Division of the National Football Conference
Coach: Monte Clark (2-14)
Location: Detroit, Michigan
1979 Detroit Lions Statistics
1979 Detroit Lions Roster

The Detroit Lions of the National Football League ended the 1979 season with a record of 2 wins and 14 losses, finishing fifth in the NFL's Central Division of the National Football Conference.

Detroit struggled to score 219 points, worst in the circuit, while the defense yielded 365. Jeff Komlo threw for 2,238 yards. Freddie Scott hauled in 62 balls for 929 yards. David Hill provided receiving help, too.

Dexter Bussey rushed for a team-leading 625 yards for the Lions.

Luther Bradley and Jimmy Allen each picked off 4 opponent throws.

Monte Clark coached the team.

Click on column headings to sort.

Regular Season Points For: 219
Regular Season Points Against: 365

Date Game Res Home Road Record
September 1, 1979 Detroit Lions 16 at Tampa Bay Buccaneers 31 L 0-0-0 0-1-0 0-1-0
September 9, 1979 Washington Redskins 27 at Detroit Lions 24 L 0-1-0 0-1-0 0-2-0
September 16, 1979 Detroit Lions 10 at New York Jets 31 L 0-1-0 0-2-0 0-3-0
September 23, 1979 Atlanta Falcons 23 at Detroit Lions 24 W 1-1-0 0-2-0 1-3-0
September 30, 1979 Minnesota Vikings 13 at Detroit Lions 10 L 1-2-0 0-2-0 1-4-0
October 7, 1979 Detroit Lions 17 at New England Patriots 24 L 1-2-0 0-3-0 1-5-0
October 14, 1979 Detroit Lions 16 at Green Bay Packers 24 L 1-2-0 0-4-0 1-6-0 Milwaukee
October 21, 1979 Detroit Lions 7 at New Orleans Saints 17 L 1-2-0 0-5-0 1-7-0
October 28, 1979 Buffalo Bills 20 at Detroit Lions 17 L 1-3-0 0-5-0 1-8-0
November 4, 1979 Detroit Lions 7 at Chicago Bears 35 L 1-3-0 0-6-0 1-9-0
November 11, 1979 Tampa Bay Buccaneers 16 at Detroit Lions 14 L 1-4-0 0-6-0 1-10-0
November 18, 1979 Detroit Lions 7 at Minnesota Vikings 14 L 1-4-0 0-7-0 1-11-0
November 22, 1979 Chicago Bears 0 at Detroit Lions 20 W 2-4-0 0-7-0 2-11-0
December 2, 1979 Detroit Lions 7 at Philadelphia Eagles 44 L 2-4-0 0-8-0 2-12-0
December 9, 1979 Miami Dolphins 28 at Detroit Lions 10 L 2-5-0 0-8-0 2-13-0
December 15, 1979 Green Bay Packers 18 at Detroit Lions 13 L 2-6-0 0-8-0 2-14-0


Football


Recent Updates

Football Search

Latest News

WNBA's Shock Relocating to Tulsa
Posted on Tuesday October 20, 2009

NEW YORK, Oct. 20, 2009 - The Detroit Shock will relocate to Tulsa, Okla., and will be owned by a group of investors led by Oklahoma businessmen Bill ...

Shock Advance To Eastern Conference Finals
Posted on Friday September 18, 2009

AUBURN HILLS, MI. - With the Detroit Shock's 94-79 win tonight over the Atlanta Dream, the Shock have swept the Dream to advance to their fourth strai...

Detroit Shock Sign Three To Contract Extensions
Posted on Monday September 14, 2009

AUBURN HILLS, Mich. - Detroit Shock General Manager Cheryl Reeve announced today that the club signed Deanna Nolan, Katie Smith, and Plenette Pierson ...