1986 Detroit Lions Season
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1986 Detroit Lions Season
1986 Detroit Lions season
OwnerWilliam Clay Ford, Sr.
Head coachDarryl Rogers
Home fieldPontiac Silverdome
Results
Record5-11
Division place3rd NFC Central
Playoff finishDid not qualify

The 1986 Detroit Lions season was their 57th in the league. The team failed to improve[1] upon their previous season's output of 7-9 and missed the playoffs for the third straight year with a 5-11 record. The highlight of the season was first round draft choice Chuck Long's first pass for a TD against Tampa Bay. Long would start in a Monday Night game against the Chicago Bears.

Offseason

NFL Draft

Round Pick Player Position School
1 12 Chuck Long QB Iowa
2 29 Garry James RB LSU
3 69 Joe Milinichik OT North Carolina State
4 92 Devon Mitchell S Iowa
5 119 Oscar Smith RB Nicholls State
8 205 Allyn Griffin WR Wyoming
9 231 Lyle Pickens DB Colorado
10 258 Tracy Johnson LB Morningside
11 290 Leland Melvin WR Richmond
12 317 Allan Durden DB Arizona

Roster

Schedule

Week Date Opponent Result Attendance
1 September 7 at Minnesota Vikings W 13-10
54,851
2 September 14 Dallas Cowboys L 31-7
73,812
3 September 21 Tampa Bay Buccaneers L 24-20
38,453
4 September 28 at Cleveland Browns L 24-21
72,029
5 October 5 Houston Oilers W 24-13
41,960
6 October 12 at Green Bay Packers W 21-14
52,290
7 October 19 at Los Angeles Rams L 14-10
50,992
8 October 26 at Chicago Bears L 13-7
62,064
9 November 2 Cincinnati Bengals L 24-17
52,423
10 November 9 Minnesota Vikings L 24-10
53,725
11 November 16 at Philadelphia Eagles W 13-11
54,568
12 November 23 at Tampa Bay Buccaneers W 38-17
30,029
13 November 27 Green Bay Packers L 44-40
61,199
14 December 7 at Pittsburgh Steelers L 27-17
45,042
15 December 15 Chicago Bears L 16-13
75,602
16 December 21 Atlanta Falcons L 20-6
35,255

Season summary

Week 6

1 234Total
Lions 0 1407 21
Packers 0 707 14

Standings

NFC Central
W L T PCT DIV CONF PF PA STK
Chicago Bears(2) 14 2 0 .875 7-1 10-2 352 187 W7
Minnesota Vikings 9 7 0 .563 6-2 8-4 398 273 W1
Detroit Lions 5 11 0 .313 3-5 4-8 277 326 L4
Green Bay Packers 4 12 0 .250 3-5 3-9 254 418 L1
Tampa Bay Buccaneers 2 14 0 .125 1-7 1-13 239 473 L7

References


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