1976 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 4353 2140 2213 33 259 3587 1686 1901 39 191
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The Detroit Lions' forty-seventh season was in 1976, and it was the third season Rick Forzano served as the head coach of the team. The Lions played their home games at Pontiac Silverdome. They finished the season 6-8-0, 5-2-0 at home and 1-6-0 on the road. At the end of the season, Greg Landry was awarded with the Comeback Player of the Year award.


Week Opponent Score Notes
Week 1 @ Chicago Bears 3-10
Week 2 Atlanta Falcons 24-10
Week 3 Minnesota Vikings 9-10
Week 4 @ Green Bay Packers 14-24
Week 5 New England Patriots 30-10
Week 6 @ Washington Redskins 7-20
Week 7 @ Seattle Seahawks 41-14
Week 8 Green Bay Packers 27-6
Week 9 @ Minnesota Vikings 23-31
Week 10 @ New Orleans Saints 16-17
Week 11 Chicago Bears 14-10
Week 12 Buffalo Bills 27-14
Week 13 @ New York Giants 10-24
Week 14 Los Angeles Rams 17-20

1976 Detroit Lions Coaching Staff

Head Coach: Rick Forzano Interim Head Coach: Tommy Hudspeth Offensive Coordinator: Ken Shipp Defensive Coordinator: Jim Carr Special Teams Coordinator: Jerry Glanville Offensive Run Game Coordinator: Joe Bugel Quarterbacks Coach: Ken Shipp Wide Receivers Coach: Ken Shipp, Art Zeleznik Offensive Line Coach: Bruce Beatty Interior Offensive Line Coach: Joe Bugel Offensive Backfield Coach: Bob Gibson Defensive Line Coach: Fritz Shurmur Linebackers Coach: Jerry Glanville Defensive Backfield Coach: Jim Carr Special Teams Coach: Bruce Beatty, Floyd Reese, Art Zeleznik Special Teams Assistant Coach: Bill Belichick Strength and Conditioning Coach: Floyd Reese General Manager: Russ Thomas Scout: Tommy Hudspeth Head Trainer: Kent Falb