Detroit Lions


 

The Detroit Lions are members of the NFC North Division. Established in 1929, the Lions initially were called the Portsmouth Spartans, an independent football team based out of Ohio. By 1930 the Lions were granted full NFL membership and finished their season with a steady record. The Lions' long history has been filled with dynamic personalities including 12 members of the franchise who were elected to the Hall of Fame.

 

Detroit Lions Championship History

 

Post Season Play Championships
League Championships 4 Times: NFL:1935, 1952, 1953, 1957.
Conference Championships 4 Time: NFL National: 1952, NFL Western: 1953, 1954, 1957
Division Championships 4 Times: NFL West: 1935, NFC Central: 1983, 1991, 1993
Playoff Appearances 15 Times: NFL: 1935, 1952, 1953, 1954, 1957, 1970, 1982, 1983, 1991, 1993, 1994, 1995, 1997, 1999, 2011

Detroit Lions Coaching History

 

Year Coach Games Win/Losses/Ties
1930 Hal Griffin 14 5-6-3
1931–1936 George "Potsy" Clark 74 48-20-6
1937–1938 Earl "Dutch" Clark 22 14-8-0
1939 Gus Henderson 11 6-5-0
1940 George "Potsy" Clark* 11 5-5-1
1941–1942 Bill Edwards 14 4-9-1
1942 John Karcis 8 0-8-0
1943–1947 Gus Dorais 53 20-31-2
1948–1950 Bo McMillin 36 12-24-0
1951–1956 Buddy Parker 72 47-23-2
1957–1964 George Wilson 104 53-45-6
1965–1966 Harry Gilmer 28 10-16-2
1967–1972 Joe Schmidt 84 43-34-7
1973 Don McCafferty 14 6-7-1
1974–1976 Rick Forzano 32 15-17-0
1976–1977 Tommy Hudspeth 24 11-13-0
1978–1984 Monte Clark 105 43-61-1
1985–1988 Darryl Rogers 58 18-40-0
1988–1996 Wayne Fontes 133 66-67-0
1997–2000 Bobby Ross 57 27-30-0
2000 Gary Moeller 7 4-3-0
2001–2002 Marty Mornhinweg 32 5-27-0
2003–2005 Steve Mariucci 43 15-28-0
2005 Dick Jauron 5 1-4-0
2006–2008 Rod Marinelli 48 10-38-0
2009–2013 Jim Schwartz 80 29-51-0
Present Jim Caldwell    

 

Detroit Lions Home Fields

 

Year Team
1930–1933 Universal Stadium
1934–1937, 1940 University of Detroit Stadium
1938–1939, 1941–1974 Tiger Stadium
1975–2001 Pontiac Silverdome
2002–present Ford Field

 

Detroit Lions Franchise History

 

Year Fields
1930-1933 Portsmouth Spartans (NFL)
1934-present Detroit Lions (NFL)

 

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