1983 Michigan Panthers Game-by-Game Results

United States Football League (USFL)
Team Record: 12-6
Finishing 1st in the USFL's Central Division
Won Championship
Coach: Jim Stanley (12-6)
Location: Detroit, Michigan
Attendance: 200,258, Avg. 22,251 in 9 home dates
1983 Michigan Panthers Statistics
1983 Michigan Panthers Roster

The Michigan Panthers of the United States Football League ended the 1983 season with a record of 12 wins and 6 losses, finishing first in the USFL's Central Division.

The Panthers piled up points with 451 points, and the defense conceded 337. Bobby Hebert triggered the aerial attack, passing for 3,568 yards. Mike Cobb paced the receiving corps, snagging 61 passes, while Anthony Carter accumulated 1,181 receiving yards.

Ken Lacy carried the ball for a team-best 1,180 yards for Michigan.

Robert Pennywell snatched 4 opponent throws. John Corker topped the defensive unit with 28.5 quarterback sacks, part of an overall team total of 74 sacks.

Jim Stanley coached the team. The 1983 Michigan Panthers won the Championship.

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Regular Season Points For: 451
Regular Season Points Against: 337

Date Game Res Home Road Record
March 7, 1983 Michigan Panthers 9 at Birmingham Stallions 7 W 0-0-0 1-0-0 1-0-0
March 12, 1983 Michigan Panthers 7 at Tampa Bay Bandits 19 L 0-0-0 1-1-0 1-1-0
March 19, 1983 Oakland Invaders 33 at Michigan Panthers 27 L 0-1-0 1-1-0 1-2-0
March 27, 1983 Michigan Panthers 16 at Washington Federals 22 L 0-1-0 1-2-0 1-3-0 OT
April 4, 1983 Denver Gold 29 at Michigan Panthers 21 L 0-2-0 1-2-0 1-4-0
April 10, 1983 Michigan Panthers 21 at New Jersey Generals 6 W 0-2-0 2-2-0 2-4-0
April 17, 1983 Chicago Blitz 12 at Michigan Panthers 17 W 1-2-0 2-2-0 3-4-0
April 23, 1983 Los Angeles Express 24 at Michigan Panthers 34 W 2-2-0 2-2-0 4-4-0
May 1, 1983 Michigan Panthers 28 at Boston Breakers 24 W 2-2-0 3-2-0 5-4-0
May 7, 1983 Michigan Panthers 21 at Arizona Wranglers 10 W 2-2-0 4-2-0 6-4-0
May 16, 1983 New Jersey Generals 24 at Michigan Panthers 31 W 3-2-0 4-2-0 7-4-0
May 23, 1983 Birmingham Stallions 23 at Michigan Panthers 20 L 3-3-0 4-2-0 7-5-0 OT
May 30, 1983 Tampa Bay Bandits 7 at Michigan Panthers 43 W 4-3-0 4-2-0 8-5-0
June 5, 1983 Michigan Panthers 20 at Philadelphia Stars 29 L 4-3-0 4-3-0 8-6-0
June 12, 1983 Michigan Panthers 42 at Los Angeles Express 17 W 4-3-0 5-3-0 9-6-0
June 20, 1983 Washington Federals 25 at Michigan Panthers 27 W 5-3-0 5-3-0 10-6-0
June 26, 1983 Michigan Panthers 34 at Chicago Blitz 19 W 5-3-0 6-3-0 11-6-0
July 3, 1983 Arizona Wranglers 7 at Michigan Panthers 33 W 6-3-0 6-3-0 12-6-0
July 10, 1983 Oakland Invaders 21 at Michigan Panthers 37 W 1-0-0 0-0-0 1-0-0 Divisional Playoffs
July 17, 1983 Michigan Panthers 24 at Philadelphia Stars 22 W 1-0-0 1-0-0 2-0-0 Championship Denver, CO


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