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1990 Detroit Lions season


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Updated: 2016-05-24T09:16Z
1990 Detroit Lions season
Head coachWayne Fontes
General managerChuck Schmidt
OwnerWilliam Clay Ford, Sr.
Home fieldPontiac Silverdome
Results
Record6–10
Division place3rd NFC Central
Playoff finishdid not qualify

The 1990 Detroit Lions season was the 61st season in franchise history. Despite a stellar season from Barry Sanders who scored sixteen touchdowns and led the league in rushing, the Lions took a step backward and finished in third place with a disappointing, seventh-consecutive losing record of 6–10, as they struggled to find a consistent quarterback.

Offseason

NFL Draft

Main article: 1990 NFL Draft
1990 Detroit Lions draft
RoundPickPlayerPositionCollegeNotes
17Andre Ware QuarterbackHouston
235Dan Owens Defensive endUSC
362Marc Spindler Defensive endPittsburgh
      Made roster  

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Personnel

Staff

1990 Detroit Lions staff
Front office

Head coaches

  • Head Coach – Wayne Fontes
  • Off./Def. Administrative Assistant to the Head Coach – Dave Levy

Offensive coaches

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

Special teams coaches

Strength and conditioning

  • Strength and Conditioning – Bert Hill

Regular season

Schedule

WeekDateOpponentResultAttendance
1September 9, 1990Tampa Bay BuccaneersL 38–21
56,692
2September 16, 1990Atlanta FalconsW 21–14
48,961
3September 23, 1990at Tampa Bay BuccaneersL 23–20
55,075
4September 30, 1990Green Bay PackersL 24–21
64,509
5October 7, 1990at Minnesota VikingsW 34–27
57,586
6October 14, 1990at Kansas City ChiefsL 43–24
74,312
7Bye
8October 28, 1990at New Orleans SaintsW 27–10
64,368
9November 4, 1990Washington RedskinsL 41–38 OT
69,326
10November 11, 1990Minnesota VikingsL 17–7
68,264
11November 18, 1990at New York GiantsL 20–0
76,109
12November 22, 1990Denver BroncosW 40–27
73,896
13December 2, 1990at Chicago BearsL 23–17 OT
62,313
14December 10, 1990Los Angeles RaidersL 38–31
72,190
15December 16, 1990Chicago BearsW 38–21
67,759
16December 22, 1990at Green Bay PackersW 24–17
46,700
17December 30, 1990at Seattle SeahawksL 30–10
50,681

Standings

NFC Central
WLTPCTDIVCONFPFPASTK
(3) Chicago Bears1150.6886–29–3348280L1
Tampa Bay Buccaneers6100.3755–36–8264367L2
Detroit Lions6100.3753–55–7373413L1
Green Bay Packers6100.3753–55–7271347L5
Minnesota Vikings6100.3753–54–8351326L4

Player stats

Rushing

PlayerAttemptsYardsAverageLongTouchdowns
Barry Sanders25513045.14513

Receiving

PlayerReceptionsYardsAverageLongTouchdowns
Barry Sanders3648013.3473

Awards and records

  • Barry Sanders, Pro Bowl selection
  • Barry Sanders, First-Team All-Pro selection

References

  1. ^ "1990 Detroit Lions Draftees". Pro-Football-Reference.com. Retrieved January 5, 2014. 

External links

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