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. The Lions played their home games at Ford Field. 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

2016 Detroit Lions Coaching Staff

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 Defensive Quality Control Coach: Steven Williams Special Teams Assistant Coach: Devin Fitzsimmons Senior Coaching Assistant: Gunther Cunningham Quality Control Coach: Michael McCarthy 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 Assistant to the General Manager: Kevin Anderson Director of Football Research-Special Projects: Randy Edsall Research & Analysis: Evan Rothstein Chief of Staff: Kevin Anderson