2016 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 6963 5191 1772 20 413 7074 4808 2266 17 424
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The Detroit Lions' eighty-seventh season was in 2016, and it was the third season Jim Caldwell 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 Seattle Seahawks 26-6.


Week Opponent Score Notes
Preaseason Week 1 @ Pittsburgh Steelers 30-17
Preaseason Week 2 Cincinnati Bengals 14-30
Preaseason Week 3 @ Baltimore Ravens 9-30
Preaseason Week 4 Buffalo Bills 31-0
Week 1 @ Indianapolis Colts 39-35
Week 2 Tennessee Titans 15-16
Week 3 @ Green Bay Packers 27-34
Week 4 @ Chicago Bears 14-17
Week 5 Philadelphia Eagles 24-23
Week 6 Los Angeles Rams 31-28
Week 7 Washington Redskins 20-17
Week 8 @ Houston Texans 13-20
Week 9 @ Minnesota Vikings 22-16
Week 10 Bye Week
Week 11 Jacksonville Jaguars 26-19
Week 12 Minnesota Vikings 16-13
Week 13 @ New Orleans Saints 28-13
Week 14 Chicago Bears 20-17
Week 15 @ New York Giants 6-17
Week 16 @ Dallas Cowboys 21-42
Week 17 Green Bay Packers 24-31


Week Opponent Score Notes
Wild Card Round @ Seattle Seahawks 6-26


Head Coach: Jim Caldwell Assistant Head Coach: Ron Prince Offensive Coordinator: Jim Bob Cooter Defensive Coordinator: Teryl Austin Special Teams Coordinator: Joe Marciano Quarterbacks Coach: Brian Callahan Wide Receivers Coach: Robert Prince Offensive Line Coach: Ron Prince, Michael McCarthy Running Backs Coach: David Walker Tight Ends Coach: Al Golden Offensive Assistant Coach: Evan Rothstein Defensive Line Coach: Kris Kocurek Defensive Ends Coach: Matt Raich Linebackers Coach: Bill Sheridan Safeties Coach: Alan Williams Cornerbacks Coach: Tony Oden Defensive Backs Coach: Tony Oden, Alan Williams Defensive Assistant Coach: Matt Raich Special Teams Assistant Coach: Devin Fitzsimmons Quality Control Coach: Michael McCarthy Defensive Quality Control Coach: Steven Williams Senior Coaching Assistant: Gunther Cunningham Head Strength and Conditioning Coach: Harold Nash Assistant Strength and Conditioning Coach: Josh Schuler, Dominic Raiola General Manager: Bob Quinn Vice President of Football Administration: Matt Harriss Director of Football Research-Special Projects: Randy Edsall Research & Analysis: Evan Rothstein