1991 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
12-4-0 1-1 5513 3427 2086 33 323 5667 3693 1974 40 338
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The Detroit Lions' sixty-second season was in 1991, and it was the third season Wayne Fontes served as the head coach of the team. The Lions played their home games at Pontiac Silverdome. They finished the year 12-4-0 in the regular season, en route to winning the NFC Central, and 1-1 in the playoffs, eventually losing to the Washington Redskins 41-10. At the end of the season, Wayne Fontes was awarded with the Coach of the Year award.


Week Opponent Score Notes
Week 1 @ Washington Redskins 0-45
Week 2 Green Bay Packers 23-14
Week 3 Miami Dolphins 17-13
Week 4 @ Indianapolis Colts 33-24
Week 5 Tampa Bay Buccaneers 31-3
Week 6 Minnesota Vikings 24-20
Week 8 @ San Francisco 49ers 3-35
Week 9 Dallas Cowboys 34-10
Week 10 @ Chicago Bears 10-20
Week 11 @ Tampa Bay Buccaneers 21-30
Week 12 Los Angeles Rams 21-10
Week 13 @ Minnesota Vikings 34-14
Week 14 Chicago Bears 16-6
Week 15 New York Jets 34-20
Week 16 @ Green Bay Packers 21-17
Week 17 @ Buffalo Bills 17-14


Week Opponent Score Notes
Divisional Round Dallas Cowboys 38-6
Conference Championship @ Washington Redskins 10-41

1991 Detroit Lions Coaching Staff

Head Coach: Wayne Fontes Offensive Coordinator: Dave Levy Defensive Coordinator: Woody Widenhofer Quarterbacks Coach: Raymond Berry Wide Receivers Coach: Charlie Sanders Offensive Line Coach: Jerry Wampfler Running Backs Coach: Billie Matthews Defensive Line Coach: Lamar Leachman Inside Linebackers Coach: Herb Paterra Defensive Backfield Coach: Len Fontes Defensive Assistant Coach: Bert Hill, Don Clemons Special Teams Coach: Frank Gansz Strength and Conditioning Coach: Bert Hill General Manager: Chuck Schmidt Director of Pro Scouting: Kevin Colbert College Scout: Rick Spielman Coaching Intern: Dave Jaumotte