1979 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
2-14-0 0-0 4013 2336 1677 46 227 4957 2442 2515 26 311
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The Detroit Lions' fiftieth season was in 1979, and it was the second season Monte Clark served as the head coach of the team. They finished the season 2-14-0, 2-6-0 at home and 0-8-0 on the road.


Games

Week Opponent Score Notes
Week 1 @ Tampa Bay Buccaneers 16-31
Week 2 Washington Redskins 24-27
Week 3 @ New York Jets 10-31
Week 4 Atlanta Falcons 24-23
Week 5 Minnesota Vikings 10-13
Week 6 @ New England Patriots 17-24
Week 7 @ Green Bay Packers 16-24
Week 8 @ New Orleans Saints 7-17
Week 9 Buffalo Bills 17-20
Week 10 @ Chicago Bears 7-35
Week 11 Tampa Bay Buccaneers 14-16
Week 12 @ Minnesota Vikings 7-14
Week 13 Chicago Bears 20-0
Week 14 @ Philadelphia Eagles 7-44
Week 15 Miami Dolphins 10-28
Week 16 Green Bay Packers 13-18

Coaches

Head Coach: Monte Clark Quarterbacks Coach: Bob Schnelker Wide Receivers Coach: Bob Schnelker Offensive Line Coach: Fred Hoaglin Running Backs Coach: Jimmy Raye Tight Ends Coach: Don Doll Offensive Backfield Coach: Jimmy Raye Defensive Line Coach: Floyd Peters Linebackers Coach: Marty Schottenheimer Defensive Backfield Coach: Billy Atkins Special Teams Coach: Larry Pasquale General Manager: Russ Thomas Head Trainer: Kent Falb