1992 Detroit Lions season

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1992 Detroit Lions season
Head coachWayne Fontes
General managerChuck Schmidt
OwnerWilliam Clay Ford, Sr.
Home fieldPontiac Silverdome
Results
Record5–11
Division place3rd NFC Central
Playoff finishdid not qualify

The 1992 Detroit Lions season was the 63rd season in franchise history. After going 12–4 from the 1991 season, the Lions took a step back as they posted a disappointing 5-11 record despite another Pro Bowl season from Barry Sanders, who passed Billy Sims for the franchise record in rushing on November 22. The Lions were expected to once again challenge for the NFC title.

Offseason[edit]

NFL Draft[edit]

1992 Detroit Lions draft
Round Pick Player Position College Notes
1 26 Robert Porcher *  Defensive end South Carolina State
2 53 Tracy Scroggins  Defensive end Tulsa
2 56 Jason Hanson *  Placekicker Washington State
      Made roster    *   Made at least one Pro Bowl during career

Personnel[edit]

Staff[edit]

1992 Detroit Lions staff
Front office

Head coaches

  • Head Coach – Wayne Fontes
  • Assistant Head Coach – Dave Levy

Offensive coaches

Defensive coaches
  • Defensive Coordinator – Woody Widenhofer
  • Defensive Line – Lamar Leachman
  • Inside Linebackers – Herb Paterra
  • Outside Linebackers – Don Clemons
  • Defensive Backs – John Fontes

Special teams coaches

Strength and conditioning

  • Strength and Conditioning/Defensive Assistant – Bert Hill

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Roster[edit]

1992 Detroit Lions final roster
Quarterbacks

Running backs

Wide receivers

Tight ends

Offensive linemen

Defensive linemen

Linebackers

Defensive backs

Special teams

Reserve lists


Practice squad


Rookies in italics
47 Active, 12 Inactive, 2 Practice squad

Regular season[edit]

Schedule[edit]

Week Date Opponent Result TV Time(ET) TV Announcers Attendance
1 September 6, 1992 at Chicago Bears L 27–24 CBS 1:00pm Dick Stockton & Randy Cross
63,672
2 September 13, 1992 Minnesota Vikings W 31–17 CBS 1:00pm James Brown & George Starke
57,519
3 September 20, 1992 at Washington Redskins L 13–10 CBS 4:00pm Pat Summerall & John Madden
55,818
4 September 27, 1992 Tampa Bay Buccaneers L 27–23 CBS 1:00pm Verne Lundquist & Dan Fouts
51,374
5 October 4, 1992 New Orleans Saints L 13–7 CBS 1:00pm Mike Emrick & Hank Stram
66,971
6 Bye
7 October 15, 1992 at Minnesota Vikings L 31–14 TNT 7:30pm Gary Bender & Pat Haden
52,816
8 October 25, 1992 at Tampa Bay Buccaneers W 38–7 CBS 1:00pm Jim Nantz & Hank Stram
53,995
9 November 1, 1992 Green Bay Packers L 27–13 CBS 1:00pm Tim Ryan & Matt Millen
60,594
10 November 8, 1992 Dallas Cowboys L 37–3 CBS 1:00pm Pat Summerall & John Madden
74,816
11 November 15, 1992 at Pittsburgh Steelers L 17–14 CBS 1:00pm Sean McDonough & John Robinson[disambiguation needed]
52,242
12 November 22, 1992 at Cincinnati Bengals W 19–13 CBS 1:00pm Sean McDonough & John Robinson
48,574
13 November 26, 1992 Houston Oilers L 24–21 NBC 12:30pm Dick Enberg & Bob Trumpy
73,711
14 December 6, 1992 at Green Bay Packers L 38–10 CBS 1:00pm Tim Ryan & Matt Millen
49,469
15 December 13, 1992 Cleveland Browns W 24–14 NBC 1:00pm Charlie Jones & Todd Christensen
65,970
16 December 20, 1992 Chicago Bears W 16–3 CBS 4:00pm Sean McDonough & Hank Stram
72,777
17 December 28, 1992 at San Francisco 49ers L 24–6 ABC 9:00pm Al Michaels, Frank Gifford & Dan Dierdorf
55,907

Game summaries[edit]

Week 16[edit]

1 234Total
Bears 0 030 3
• Lions 3 1003 16

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Standings[edit]

NFC Central
W L T PCT DIV CONF PF PA STK
(3) Minnesota Vikings 11 5 0 .688 7–1 8–4 374 249 W2
Green Bay Packers 9 7 0 .563 4–4 6–6 276 296 L1
Tampa Bay Buccaneers 5 11 0 .313 3–5 5–9 267 365 W1
Chicago Bears 5 11 0 .313 3–5 4–8 295 361 L2
Detroit Lions 5 11 0 .313 3–5 3–9 273 332 L1

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Administration and Coaching Staff". 1992 Detroit Lions Media Guide. pp. 4–30.
  2. ^ Pro-Football-Reference.com. Retrieved 2014-Oct-20.

External links[edit]