1973 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
6-7-1 0-0 4046 1913 2133 33 237 3905 1788 2117 33 245
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The Detroit Lions' forty-fourth season was in 1973, playing their home games at Tiger Stadium. During the offseason they hired Don McCafferty to lead the team. During his time in the NFL he was head coach for three years. They finished the season 6-7-1, 4-3-0 at home and 2-4-1 on the road.


Games

Week Opponent Score Notes
Week 1 @ Pittsburgh Steelers 10-24
Week 2 @ Green Bay Packers 13-13
Week 3 Atlanta Falcons 31-6
Week 4 Minnesota Vikings 9-23
Week 5 @ New Orleans Saints 13-20
Week 6 Baltimore Colts 27-29
Week 7 Green Bay Packers 34-0
Week 8 San Francisco 49ers 30-20
Week 9 @ Minnesota Vikings 7-28
Week 10 @ Chicago Bears 30-7
Week 11 Washington Redskins 0-20
Week 12 @ St. Louis Cardinals 20-16
Week 13 Chicago Bears 40-7
Week 14 @ Miami Dolphins 7-34

Coaches

Head Coach: Don McCafferty Wide Receivers Coach: Raymond Berry Offensive Line Coach: Leon McLaughlin Offensive Backfield Coach: Rick Forzano Defensive Line Coach: Ed Khayat Linebackers Coach: John Meyer Defensive Backfield Coach: Bob Hollway General Manager: Russ Thomas Head Trainer: Kent Falb