1983 Detroit Lions schedule

Season statistics

Offense Defense
Record Playoff record Total yards Pass yards Rush yards Turnovers First downs Total yards Pass yards Rush yards Turnovers First downs
9-7-0 0-1 5548 3179 2369 44 337 5507 3300 2207 39 344
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The Detroit Lions' fifty-fourth season was in 1983, and it was the sixth season Monte Clark served as the head coach of the team. The Lions played their home games at Pontiac Silverdome. They finished the year 9-7-0 in the regular season, en route to winning the NFC Central, but they lost their first playoff game to the San Francisco 49ers 24-23.


Week Opponent Score Notes
Week 1 @ Tampa Bay Buccaneers 11-0
Week 2 Cleveland Browns 26-31
Week 3 Atlanta Falcons 14-30
Week 4 @ Minnesota Vikings 17-20
Week 5 @ Los Angeles Rams 10-21
Week 6 Green Bay Packers 38-14
Week 7 Chicago Bears 31-17
Week 8 @ Washington Redskins 17-38
Week 9 @ Chicago Bears 38-17
Week 10 New York Giants 15-9
Week 11 @ Houston Oilers 17-27
Week 12 @ Green Bay Packers 23-20
Week 13 Pittsburgh Steelers 45-3
Week 14 Minnesota Vikings 13-2
Week 15 @ Cincinnati Bengals 9-17
Week 16 Tampa Bay Buccaneers 23-20


Week Opponent Score Notes
Divisional Round @ San Francisco 49ers 23-24

1983 Detroit Lions Coaching Staff

Head Coach: Monte Clark Offensive Coordinator: Ted Marchibroda Defensive Coordinator: Ed Beard Quarterbacks Coach: Ted Marchibroda Wide Receivers Coach: Larry Seiple Offensive Line Coach: Fred Hoaglin Tight Ends Coach: Don Doll Offensive Backfield Coach: Bill Johnson Defensive Line Coach: Ed Khayat Linebackers Coach: Ed Beard Defensive Backfield Coach: Mel Phillips Special Teams Coach: Joe Madden Special Assignments Coach: Don Doll General Manager: Russ Thomas Head Trainer: Kent Falb Assistant Trainer: Joe Recknagel