1983 Detroit Lions Game-by-Game Results

National Football League (NFL)
Team Record: 9-7
Finishing 1st in the NFL's Central Division of the National Football Conference
Postseason: 0-1 Lost Division Playoff
Coach: Monte Clark (9-7)
Location: Detroit, Michigan
1983 Detroit Lions Statistics
1983 Detroit Lions Roster

The Detroit Lions of the National Football League ended the 1983 season with a record of 9 wins and 7 losses, finishing first in the NFL's Central Division of the National Football Conference. The team compiled a postseason mark of 0-1.

The Lions racked up 347 points, and the rigid defensive squad yielded 286. Eric Hipple threw for 2,577 yards. James Jones hauled in 46 balls, while Leonard Thompson added 752 receiving yards. Jeff Chadwick and Billy Sims contributed to the receiving game as well.

Billy Sims rushed for a team-leading 1,040 yards for Detroit.

Bruce McNorton intercepted 7 opponent throws. William Gay topped pass rushers with 13.5 quarterback sacks.

Monte Clark coached the team. The 1983 Detroit Lions lost in the Division Playoff.

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Regular Season Points For: 347
Regular Season Points Against: 286

Date Game Res Home Road Record
September 4, 1983 Detroit Lions 11 at Tampa Bay Buccaneers 0 W 0-0-0 1-0-0 1-0-0
September 11, 1983 Cleveland Browns 31 at Detroit Lions 26 L 0-1-0 1-0-0 1-1-0
September 18, 1983 Atlanta Falcons 30 at Detroit Lions 14 L 0-2-0 1-0-0 1-2-0
September 25, 1983 Detroit Lions 17 at Minnesota Vikings 20 L 0-2-0 1-1-0 1-3-0
October 2, 1983 Detroit Lions 10 at Los Angeles Rams 21 L 0-2-0 1-2-0 1-4-0
October 9, 1983 Green Bay Packers 14 at Detroit Lions 38 W 1-2-0 1-2-0 2-4-0
October 16, 1983 Chicago Bears 17 at Detroit Lions 31 W 2-2-0 1-2-0 3-4-0
October 23, 1983 Detroit Lions 17 at Washington Redskins 38 L 2-2-0 1-3-0 3-5-0
October 30, 1983 Detroit Lions 38 at Chicago Bears 17 W 2-2-0 2-3-0 4-5-0
November 7, 1983 New York Giants 9 at Detroit Lions 15 W 3-2-0 2-3-0 5-5-0
November 13, 1983 Detroit Lions 17 at Houston Oilers 27 L 3-2-0 2-4-0 5-6-0
November 20, 1983 Detroit Lions 23 at Green Bay Packers 20 W 3-2-0 3-4-0 6-6-0 OT Milwaukee
November 24, 1983 Pittsburgh Steelers 3 at Detroit Lions 45 W 4-2-0 3-4-0 7-6-0
December 5, 1983 Minnesota Vikings 2 at Detroit Lions 13 W 5-2-0 3-4-0 8-6-0
December 11, 1983 Detroit Lions 9 at Cincinnati Bengals 17 L 5-2-0 3-5-0 8-7-0
December 18, 1983 Tampa Bay Buccaneers 20 at Detroit Lions 23 W 6-2-0 3-5-0 9-7-0
December 31, 1983 Detroit Lions 23 at San Francisco 49ers 24 L 0-0-0 0-1-0 0-1-0 NFC Divisional Playoff


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