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1976 Detroit Lions season
Head coach Rick Forzano and Tommy Hudspeth
Home field
Results
Record 6-8
Place 3rd NFC Central
Playoff finish did not qualify
Timeline
Previous season Next season
1975 1977

The 1976 Detroit Lions season was the 47th season in franchise history. After the first four games of the season, Rick Forzano was released and replaced by Tommy Hudspeth.[1]

Contents

Offseason

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NFL Draft

Round Pick Player Position School
1

Regular season

During the Thanksgiving Day game on November 25, O.J. Simpson of the Buffalo Bills set a record with the most rushing yards in one Thanksgiving Day game, by rushing for 273 yards vs. the Lions.[2]

Schedule

Week Date Opponent Result
1 September 12, 1976 at Chicago Bears L 10-3
2 September 19, 1976 Atlanta Falcons W 24-10
3 September 26, 1976 Minnesota Vikings L 10-9
4 October 3, 1976 at Green Bay Packers L 24-14
5 October 10, 1976 New England Patriots W 30-10
6 October 17, 1976 at Washington Redskins L 20-7
7 October 24, 1976 at Seattle Seahawks W 41-14
8 October 31, 1976 Green Bay Packers W 27-6
9 November 7, 1976 at Minnesota Vikings L 31-23
10 November 14, 1976 at New Orleans Saints L 17-16
11 November 21, 1976 Chicago Bears W 14-10
12 November 25, 1976 Buffalo Bills W 27-14
13 December 5, 1976 at New York Giants L 24-10
14 December 11, 1976 Los Angeles Rams L 20-17

Standings

NFC Central
Team W L T PCT PF PA
Minnesota Vikings 11 2 1 .821 305 176
Chicago Bears 7 7 0 .500 253 216
Detroit Lions 6 8 0 .429 262 220
Green Bay Packers 5 9 0 .357 218 299

Roster

Detroit Lions roster
Quarterbacks

Running Backs

Wide Receivers

Tight Ends

Offensive Linemen

Defensive Linemen

Linebackers

Defensive Backs

Special Teams

Reserve Lists
  • Currently vacant

Rookies in italics

Awards and records

References

  1. ^ NFL 2001 Record and Fact Book, Workman Publishing Co, New York,NY, ISBN 0-7611-2480-2, p. 114
  2. ^ NFL 2001 Record and Fact Book, Workman Publishing Co, New York,NY, ISBN 0-7611-2480-2, p. 377
AFC East Central West East Central West NFC
Baltimore Cincinnati Denver Dallas Chicago Atlanta
Buffalo Cleveland Kansas City NY Giants Detroit Los Angeles
Miami Houston Oakland Philadelphia Green Bay New Orleans
New England Pittsburgh San Diego St. Louis Minnesota San Francisco
NY Jets Tampa Bay Washington Seattle
1976 NFL DraftNFL PlayoffsPro BowlSuper Bowl XI

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