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 0-0 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. They finished the year 9-7-0 in the regular season but they lost their first playoff game to the San Francisco 49ers 24-23.


Games

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

Playoffs

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

Coaches

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