1976 Detroit Lions Schedule & Results

1976 Detroit Lions schedule and results. All games played on Sundays unless otherwise noted.

Regular Season

Sun 9/12 1234FINAL
Detroit (0-1) 03003
Chicago (1-0) 007310
Pass
J. Reed (DET), 23-11-91, 0 INT, 0 TD
B. Avellini (CHI), 16-7-120, 0 INT, 0 TD
Rush
H. King (DET), 15-57
W. Payton (CHI), 25-70
Rec
H. King (DET), 5-42
G. Latta (CHI), 2-87
Sun 9/19 1234FINAL
Atlanta (0-2) 073010
Detroit (1-1) 0002424
Pass
S. Bartkowski (ATL), 16-5-59, 3 INT, 0 TD
J. Reed (DET), 11-5-78, 0 INT, 1 TD
Rush
B. Bean (ATL), 22-98, 1 TD
D. Bussey (DET), 15-79
Rec
A. Jenkins (ATL), 3-47
H. King (DET), 3-33
Sun 9/26 1234FINAL
Minnesota (2-0-1) 003710
Detroit (1-2) 00369
Pass
F. Tarkenton (MIN), 16-7-47, 0 INT, 0 TD
G. Landry (DET), 24-13-198, 0 INT, 1 TD
Rush
C. Foreman (MIN), 25-94, 1 TD
H. King (DET), 12-57
Rec
C. Foreman (MIN), 3-14
C. Sanders (DET), 4-64, 1 TD
Sun 10/3 1234FINAL
Detroit (1-3) 0140014
Green Bay (1-3) 10001424
Pass
G. Landry (DET), 17-12-122, 1 INT, 1 TD
W. Harrell (GB), 1-1-40, 0 INT, 1 TD
Rush
D. Bussey (DET), 22-81, 1 TD
W. Harrell (GB), 17-111
Rec
C. Sanders (DET), 3-41
S. Odom (GB), 2-45, 1 TD
Sun 10/10 1234FINAL
New England (3-2) 037010
Detroit (2-3) 13701030
Pass
S. Grogan (NE), 25-11-131, 5 INT, 1 TD
G. Landry (DET), 18-15-146, 0 INT, 3 TD
Rush
S. Cunningham (NE), 13-50
H. King (DET), 32-100
Rec
D. Stingley (NE), 3-46
H. King (DET), 6-45
Sun 10/17 1234FINAL
Detroit (2-4) 00077
Washington (4-2) 00101020
Pass
J. Reed (DET), 12-6-117, 0 INT, 1 TD
J. Theismann (WAS), 20-9-129, 1 INT, 1 TD
Rush
D. Bussey (DET), 19-69
M. Thomas (WAS), 19-87, 1 TD
Rec
R. Jarvis (DET), 4-96, 1 TD
F. Grant (WAS), 6-93, 1 TD
Sun 10/24 1234FINAL
Detroit (3-4) 13714741
Seattle (1-6) 0140014
Pass
G. Landry (DET), 27-18-233, 0 INT, 3 TD
J. Zorn (SEA), 37-18-249, 6 INT, 0 TD
Rush
L. Gaines (DET), 14-48
S. Smith (SEA), 15-62
Rec
L. Gaines (DET), 5-38, 1 TD
S. Smith (SEA), 7-93
Sun 10/31 1234FINAL
Green Bay (3-5) 03306
Detroit (4-4) 10140327
Pass
L. Dickey (GB), 25-10-93, 2 INT, 0 TD
G. Landry (DET), 19-12-211, 0 INT, 2 TD
Rush
B. Smith (GB), 14-67
D. Bussey (DET), 20-93
Rec
R. McGeorge (GB), 4-29
R. Jarvis (DET), 6-163, 2 TD
Sun 11/7 1234FINAL
Detroit (4-5) 367723
Minnesota (7-1-1) 7371431
Pass
G. Landry (DET), 26-18-199, 0 INT, 1 TD
F. Tarkenton (MIN), 25-17-347, 1 INT, 2 TD
Rush
L. Gaines (DET), 22-116, 2 TD
C. Foreman (MIN), 19-51, 2 TD
Rec
L. Gaines (DET), 6-44
S. White (MIN), 7-210, 2 TD
Sun 11/14 1234FINAL
Detroit (4-6) 0601016
New Orleans (3-7) 037717
Pass
G. Landry (DET), 38-27-310, 0 INT, 2 TD
B. Douglass (NO), 19-8-132, 0 INT, 1 TD
Rush
D. Bussey (DET), 18-82
C. Muncie (NO), 10-60
Rec
D. Bussey (DET), 8-30
T. Galbreath (NO), 3-14
Sun 11/21 1234FINAL
Chicago (5-6) 700310
Detroit (5-6) 0140014
Pass
B. Avellini (CHI), 29-8-133, 1 INT, 1 TD
G. Landry (DET), 26-15-187, 2 INT, 2 TD
Rush
R. Harper (CHI), 10-64
L. Gaines (DET), 19-94
Rec
J. Scott (CHI), 4-78, 1 TD
R. Jarvis (DET), 4-48, 1 TD
Thu 11/25 1234FINAL
Buffalo (2-10) 007714
Detroit (6-6) 01010727
Pass
G. Marangi (BUF), 21-4-29, 1 INT, 0 TD
G. Landry (DET), 20-8-143, 1 INT, 2 TD
Rush
O. Simpson (BUF), 29-273, 2 TD
D. Bussey (DET), 27-137, 1 TD
Rec
B. Chandler (BUF), 3-22
D. Hill (DET), 4-74, 2 TD
Sun 12/5 1234FINAL
Detroit (6-7) 0100010
NY Giants (3-10) 0177024
Pass
G. Landry (DET), 31-15-209, 2 INT, 0 TD
C. Morton (NYG), 24-12-195, 2 INT, 2 TD
Rush
L. Gaines (DET), 12-59, 1 TD
G. Bell (NYG), 15-73
Rec
D. Hill (DET), 4-48
B. Tucker (NYG), 6-71
Sat 12/11 1234FINAL
Los Angeles (10-3-1) 3017020
Detroit (6-8) 1070017
Pass
J. Harris (LA), 17-10-113, 2 INT, 1 TD
J. Reed (DET), 13-9-137, 3 INT, 1 TD
Rush
C. Bryant (LA), 11-41, 1 TD
L. Gaines (DET), 14-53
Rec
B. Klein (LA), 4-42
L. Gaines (DET), 4-17

Preseason

Hall of Fame Game
Saturday, July 24, 1976 FINAL
Denver (1-0) 10
Detroit (0-1) 7
Saturday, July 31, 1976 FINAL
Buffalo (0-1) 17
Detroit (1-1) 20
Sunday, August 8, 1976 FINAL
Miami (2-0) 30
Detroit (1-2) 21
Saturday, August 14, 1976 FINAL
Detroit (1-3) 14
Cincinnati (3-0) 26
Saturday, August 21, 1976 FINAL
Detroit (1-4) 16
Dallas (1-3) 36
Saturday, August 28, 1976 FINAL
Detroit (2-4) 23
Kansas City (2-3) 21
Thursday, September 2, 1976 FINAL
Baltimore (2-4) 9
Detroit (3-4) 24

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