1979 Detroit Lions Schedule & Results

1979 Detroit Lions schedule and results. All games played on Sundays unless otherwise noted.

Regular Season

Sat 9/1 1234FINAL
Detroit (0-1) 070916
Tampa Bay (1-0) 10140731
Pass
J. Reed (DET), 15-8-61, 0 INT, 1 TD
D. Williams (TB), 16-4-99, 0 INT, 2 TD
Rush
H. King (DET), 10-53
J. Eckwood (TB), 20-121
Rec
D. Hill (DET), 5-48, 1 TD
J. Giles (TB), 3-97, 1 TD
Sun 9/9 1234FINAL
Washington (1-1) 0177327
Detroit (0-2) 3002124
Pass
J. Theismann (WAS), 19-13-116, 0 INT, 2 TD
J. Komlo (DET), 22-11-162, 3 INT, 1 TD
Rush
J. Riggins (WAS), 18-80
B. Robinson (DET), 15-81, 1 TD
Rec
J. Riggins (WAS), 4-29
D. Hill (DET), 5-57
Sun 9/16 1234FINAL
Detroit (0-3) 070310
NY Jets (1-2) 01431431
Pass
J. Komlo (DET), 30-19-178, 1 INT, 1 TD
R. Todd (NYJ), 13-9-208, 0 INT, 0 TD
Rush
B. Robinson (DET), 11-23
K. Long (NYJ), 19-76, 3 TD
Rec
F. Scott (DET), 7-84
W. Walker (NYJ), 6-177
Sun 9/23 1234FINAL
Atlanta (2-2) 0313723
Detroit (1-3) 7301424
Pass
S. Bartkowski (ATL), 25-12-158, 1 INT, 0 TD
J. Komlo (DET), 35-19-289, 0 INT, 2 TD
Rush
H. Stanback (ATL), 3-64, 1 TD
D. Bussey (DET), 15-64
Rec
W. Francis (ATL), 3-50
L. Thompson (DET), 4-55
Sun 9/30 1234FINAL
Minnesota (3-2) 037313
Detroit (1-4) 003710
Pass
T. Kramer (MIN), 23-13-167, 2 INT, 0 TD
J. Komlo (DET), 25-13-126, 2 INT, 1 TD
Rush
T. Brown (MIN), 14-61
D. Bussey (DET), 11-45
Rec
S. White (MIN), 6-100
L. Thompson (DET), 4-34
Sun 10/7 1234FINAL
Detroit (1-5) 0314017
New England (4-2) 01401024
Pass
S. Hunter (DET), 16-6-155, 1 INT, 0 TD
T. Owen (NE), 13-7-81, 0 INT, 1 TD
Rush
D. Bussey (DET), 13-34
S. Cunningham (NE), 20-93, 1 TD
Rec
D. Hill (DET), 3-35
S. Cunningham (NE), 4-31
Sun 10/14 1234FINAL
Detroit (1-6) 097016
Green Bay (3-4) 0107724
Pass
J. Komlo (DET), 27-14-191, 1 INT, 1 TD
D. Whitehurst (GB), 17-9-132, 1 INT, 2 TD
Rush
D. Bussey (DET), 17-73
N. Simpson (GB), 19-121
Rec
F. Scott (DET), 5-63
E. Torkelson (GB), 3-36
Sun 10/21 1234FINAL
Detroit (1-7) 00707
New Orleans (4-4) 737017
Pass
J. Komlo (DET), 22-12-139, 2 INT, 1 TD
A. Manning (NO), 22-17-130, 3 INT, 1 TD
Rush
D. Bussey (DET), 7-37
C. Muncie (NO), 15-76
Rec
F. Scott (DET), 6-72
W. Chandler (NO), 6-56, 1 TD
Sun 10/28 1234FINAL
Buffalo (4-5) 0061420
Detroit (1-8) 1403017
Pass
J. Ferguson (BUF), 35-17-339, 2 INT, 1 TD
J. Komlo (DET), 17-13-138, 0 INT, 1 TD
Rush
C. Brown (BUF), 10-52, 1 TD
D. Bussey (DET), 26-139
Rec
F. Lewis (BUF), 7-190
D. Bussey (DET), 4-23
Sun 11/4 1234FINAL
Detroit (1-9) 07007
Chicago (5-5) 7714735
Pass
J. Komlo (DET), 27-11-161, 4 INT, 1 TD
M. Phipps (CHI), 26-16-136, 0 INT, 1 TD
Rush
H. King (DET), 7-43
W. Payton (CHI), 22-113, 2 TD
Rec
H. King (DET), 3-47
W. Payton (CHI), 6-53
Sun 11/11 1234FINAL
Tampa Bay (8-3) 0331016
Detroit (1-10) 707014
Pass
D. Williams (TB), 34-17-182, 1 INT, 1 TD
J. Komlo (DET), 32-19-242, 1 INT, 1 TD
Rush
R. Berns (TB), 15-67
B. Robinson (DET), 7-20, 1 TD
Rec
J. Giles (TB), 7-66
F. Scott (DET), 9-148, 1 TD
Sun 11/18 1234FINAL
Detroit (1-11) 07007
Minnesota (5-7) 0014014
Pass
J. Komlo (DET), 32-14-146, 2 INT, 0 TD
T. Kramer (MIN), 30-14-135, 0 INT, 0 TD
Rush
R. Kane (DET), 11-27
R. Young (MIN), 24-87, 2 TD
Rec
D. Hill (DET), 5-65
A. Rashad (MIN), 4-44
Thu 11/22 1234FINAL
Chicago (7-6) 00000
Detroit (2-11) 3100720
Pass
M. Phipps (CHI), 28-13-121, 2 INT, 0 TD
J. Komlo (DET), 30-16-244, 3 INT, 1 TD
Rush
W. Payton (CHI), 18-54
R. Kane (DET), 19-67, 1 TD
Rec
D. Williams (CHI), 6-37
D. Hill (DET), 4-59
Sun 12/2 1234FINAL
Detroit (2-12) 00707
Philadelphia (10-4) 02413744
Pass
J. Reed (DET), 17-6-103, 1 INT, 1 TD
R. Jaworski (PHI), 23-14-233, 0 INT, 2 TD
Rush
D. Bussey (DET), 2-18
W. Montgomery (PHI), 22-108, 1 TD
Rec
F. Scott (DET), 4-91, 1 TD
H. Carmichael (PHI), 5-96, 2 TD
Sun 12/9 1234FINAL
Miami (10-5) 1407728
Detroit (2-13) 030710
Pass
B. Griese (MIA), 22-17-229, 1 INT, 2 TD
S. Hunter (DET), 8-4-82, 0 INT, 1 TD
Rush
D. Williams (MIA), 11-55
R. Kane (DET), 6-30
Rec
N. Moore (MIA), 4-78, 1 TD
F. Scott (DET), 4-65
Sat 12/15 1234FINAL
Green Bay (5-11) 639018
Detroit (2-14) 700613
Pass
L. Dickey (GB), 24-11-131, 0 INT, 0 TD
S. Hunter (DET), 16-8-84, 0 INT, 0 TD
Rush
R. Patton (GB), 19-99
D. Bussey (DET), 10-64, 1 TD
Rec
J. Lofton (GB), 3-48
F. Scott (DET), 5-80

Preseason

Saturday, August 4, 1979 FINAL
Cincinnati (1-0) 40
Detroit (0-1) 28
Saturday, August 11, 1979 FINAL
Detroit (1-1) 34
Buffalo (0-2) 13
Saturday, August 18, 1979 FINAL
Cleveland (1-2) 10
Detroit (2-1) 21
Friday, August 24, 1979 FINAL
Detroit (2-2) 7
Baltimore (2-2) 17

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