1979 Detroit Lions Game-by-Game Results
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 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.
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Regular Season Points For: 219
Regular Season Points Against: 365
|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|