1977 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
6-8-0 0-0 3224 1518 1706 30 218 3772 1867 1905 35 206
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The Detroit Lions' forty-eighth season was in 1977, playing their home games at Pontiac Silverdome. During the offseason they promoted Tommy Hudspeth to lead the team. Hudspeth previously was the interim head coach/scout of the Detroit Lions and had one year of coaching experience in the NFL. He was fired from the Lions on Monday, January 9, 1978. They finished the season 6-8-0, 5-2-0 at home and 1-6-0 on the road.


Week Opponent Score Notes
Week 1 @ Chicago Bears 20-30
Week 2 New Orleans Saints 23-19
Week 3 Philadelphia Eagles 17-13
Week 4 @ Minnesota Vikings 7-14
Week 5 Green Bay Packers 10-6
Week 6 @ San Francisco 49ers 7-28
Week 7 @ Dallas Cowboys 0-37
Week 8 San Diego Chargers 20-0
Week 9 @ Atlanta Falcons 6-17
Week 10 Tampa Bay Buccaneers 16-7
Week 11 Chicago Bears 14-31
Week 12 @ Green Bay Packers 9-10
Week 13 @ Baltimore Colts 13-10
Week 14 Minnesota Vikings 21-30

1977 Detroit Lions Coaching Staff

Head Coach: Tommy Hudspeth Offensive Coordinator: Ed Hughes Defensive Coordinator: Fritz Shurmur Quarterbacks Coach: Ed Hughes Wide Receivers Coach: Bill Belichick, Ed Hughes Offensive Line Coach: John Payne Tight Ends Coach: Bill Belichick Offensive Backfield Coach: Wally English Defensive Line Coach: Fritz Shurmur Linebackers Coach: Rollie Dotsch Defensive Backfield Coach: Burnie Miller Special Teams Coach: Floyd Reese Special Teams Assistant Coach: Bill Belichick Strength and Conditioning Coach: Floyd Reese General Manager: Russ Thomas Head Trainer: Kent Falb