1992 Detroit Lions season

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1992 Detroit Lions season
OwnerWilliam Clay Ford, Sr.
Head coachWayne Fontes
General managerChuck Schmidt
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 *  DE South Carolina State
2 53 Tracy Scroggins  DE Tulsa
2 56 Jason Hanson *  K Washington State from Dallas
3 81 Thomas McLemore  TE Southern
6 145 Larry Tharpe  OT Tennessee State from New England
8 221 Willie Clay  S Georgia Tech
11 306 Ed Tillison  RB NW Missouri
      Made roster    *   Made at least one Pro Bowl during career

Notes

  • Detroit traded up from its third-round selection (82nd) with Dallas for the Cowboys' second-round selection (56th), giving up its fourth- and ninth-round selections (190th and 250th) in return.
  • Detroit received Denver's third-round selection (81st) in return for OT Harvey Salem.
  • Detroit's fifth-round pick (138th) was traded to New Orleans in exchange for WR Brett Perriman.
  • Detroit traded up from its sixth-round selection (165th) with New England for the Patriots' sixth-round selection (145th), giving up its seventh-, tenth- and twelfth-round selections (194th, 277th and 333rd) in return.

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

[1]

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
, 2 practice squad

Regular season[edit]

Schedule[edit]

Week Date Opponent Result Attendance
1 September 6 at Chicago Bears L 27–24
63,672
2 September 13 Minnesota Vikings W 31–17
57,519
3 September 20 at Washington Redskins L 13–10
55,818
4 September 27 Tampa Bay Buccaneers L 27–23
51,374
5 October 4 New Orleans Saints L 13–7
66,971
6 Bye
7 October 15 at Minnesota Vikings L 31–14
52,816
8 October 25, 1992 at Tampa Bay Buccaneers W 38–7
53,995
9 November 1 Green Bay Packers L 27–13
60,594
10 November 8 Dallas Cowboys L 37–3
74,816
11 November 15 at Pittsburgh Steelers L 17–14
52,242
12 November 22 at Cincinnati Bengals W 19–13
48,574
13 November 26 Houston Oilers L 24–21
73,711
14 December 6 at Green Bay Packers L 38–10
49,469
15 December 13 Cleveland Browns W 24–14
65,970
16 December 20 Chicago Bears W 16–3
72,777
17 December 28 at San Francisco 49ers

Monday Night Football

L 24–6
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]