1987 Detroit Lions Game-by-Game Results
Team Record: 4-11
Finishing 4th in the NFL's Central Division of the National Football Conference
Coach: Darryl Rogers (4-11)
Location: Detroit, Michigan
1987 Detroit Lions Roster
The Detroit Lions of the National Football League ended the 1987 season with a record of 4 wins and 11 losses, finishing fourth in the NFL's Central Division of the National Football Conference.
The Lions labored to change the scoreboard with just 269 points, and the shaky defensive squad surrendered 384. Chuck Long threw for 2,598 yards. Pete Mandley hauled in 58 balls for 720 yards.
James Jones rushed for a team-leading 342 yards for Detroit, while Garry James also buoyed the ground attack.
James Griffin intercepted 6 opponent throws. Mike Cofer sacked opposing passers 8.5 times.
Darryl Rogers coached the team.
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Regular Season Points For: 269
Regular Season Points Against: 384
|September 13, 1987||Detroit Lions 19 at Minnesota Vikings 34||L||0-0-0||0-1-0||0-1-0|
|September 20, 1987||Detroit Lions 7 at Los Angeles Raiders 27||L||0-0-0||0-2-0||0-2-0|
|October 4, 1987||Tampa Bay Buccaneers 31 at Detroit Lions 27||L||0-1-0||0-2-0||0-3-0|
|October 11, 1987||Detroit Lions 19 at Green Bay Packers 16||W||0-1-0||1-2-0||1-3-0||OT|
|October 18, 1987||Seattle Seahawks 37 at Detroit Lions 14||L||0-2-0||1-2-0||1-4-0|
|October 25, 1987||Green Bay Packers 34 at Detroit Lions 33||L||0-3-0||1-2-0||1-5-0|
|November 1, 1987||Detroit Lions 0 at Denver Broncos 34||L||0-3-0||1-3-0||1-6-0|
|November 8, 1987||Dallas Cowboys 17 at Detroit Lions 27||W||1-3-0||1-3-0||2-6-0|
|November 15, 1987||Detroit Lions 13 at Washington Redskins 20||L||1-3-0||1-4-0||2-7-0|
|November 22, 1987||Detroit Lions 10 at Chicago Bears 30||L||1-3-0||1-5-0||2-8-0|
|November 26, 1987||Kansas City Chiefs 27 at Detroit Lions 20||L||1-4-0||1-5-0||2-9-0|
|December 6, 1987||St. Louis Cardinals 37 at Detroit Lions 16||L||1-5-0||1-5-0||2-10-0|
|December 13, 1987||Detroit Lions 20 at Tampa Bay Buccaneers 10||W||1-5-0||2-5-0||3-10-0|
|December 20, 1987||Minnesota Vikings 17 at Detroit Lions 14||L||1-6-0||2-5-0||3-11-0|
|December 27, 1987||Detroit Lions 30 at Atlanta Falcons 13||W||1-6-0||3-5-0||4-11-0|