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. 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


Head Coach: Rick Forzano Interim Head Coach: Tommy Hudspeth Offensive Coordinator: Ken Shipp Defensive Coordinator: Jim Carr Special Teams Coordinator: Jerry Glanville Running 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