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1975 Detroit Lions season

The 1975 Detroit Lions season was the 46th season in franchise history. It was the first season for the Detroit Lions at the new Pontiac Metropolitan Stadium in Pontiac, a Detroit suburb, which was built specifically for the team. It was also their first ever season outside Detroit since the franchise's move and name change in 1934; its first three seasons were played in Portsmouth, Ohio as the Portsmouth Spartans. For the seventh consecutive season, the Lions finished the season in second place.

1975 Detroit Lions season
Head coachRick Forzano
OwnerWilliam Clay Ford, Sr.
Home fieldPontiac Metropolitan Stadium
Results
Record7–7
Division place2nd NFC Central
Playoff finishdid not qualify

RosterEdit

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

Regular seasonEdit

ScheduleEdit

Week Date Opponent Result Attendance
1 September 21, 1975 at Green Bay Packers W 30–16
52,613
2 September 28, 1975 at Atlanta Falcons W 17–14
45,218
3 October 6, 1975 Dallas Cowboys L 36–10
79,384
4 October 12, 1975 Chicago Bears W 27–7
74,032
5 October 19, 1975 at Minnesota Vikings L 25–19
47,872
6 October 26, 1975 at Houston Oilers L 24–8
46,904
7 November 2, 1975 at San Francisco 49ers W 28–17
43,209
8 November 9, 1975 Cleveland Browns W 21–10
75,283
9 November 16, 1975 Green Bay Packers W 13–10
76,946
10 November 23, 1975 at Kansas City Chiefs L 24–21 OT
55,161
11 November 27, 1975 Los Angeles Rams L 20–0
69,552
12 December 7, 1975 at Chicago Bears L 25–21
37,772
13 December 14, 1975 Minnesota Vikings W 17–10
73,130
14 December 21, 1975 St. Louis Cardinals L 24–13
64,656

Game summariesEdit

Week 2Edit

1 234Total
• Lions 0 737 17
Falcons 0 770 14

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StandingsEdit

NFC Central
W L T PCT DIV CONF PF PA STK
Minnesota Vikings(1) 12 2 0 .857 5–1 8–2 377 180 W1
Detroit Lions 7 7 0 .500 4–2 6–5 245 262 L1
Chicago Bears 4 10 0 .286 2–4 4–7 191 379 W1
Green Bay Packers 4 10 0 .286 1–5 4–7 226 285 W1

Awards and recordsEdit

ReferencesEdit