The Lions played the San Francisco 49ers in the Divisional Round of the playoffs on December 31, 1983. The Lions entered the 4th quarter trailing, 17-9, but scored two TDs to take the lead, 23-17, with about 5 minutes left in the game. The 49ers then drove down the field and scored a TD to retake the lead, 24-23. The Lions made one final drive and got into position for Eddie Murray to attempt a 43 yard field goal to win the game with 5 seconds left. Murray's kick was wide and the 49ers won.
The Detroit Lions last playoff appearance was 1999, their last conference championship was in 1957 also that was the year of their last championship.
Dave Krieg, in his lone season with the team.
Matthew Stafford (Detroit Lions) 2010
Wayne Fontes of the 1991 Lions who defeated the Cowboys, 38-6, in the Division round of the playoffs.
I found the answer before anyone even had a chance to reply.....The Detroit Lions did play a professional football game in Michigan Stadium, on September 22, 1971. They played the defending champion Baltimore Colts.
Through the 2009 season, that was January 5, 1992 when the Lions defeated the Dallas Cowboys, 38-6. The following week, the Lions lost the NFC championship game to the Redskins in Washington. The Lions have played four home playoff games in their existance, the 1991 Divisional Playoff game listed above and the 1935, 1953, and 1957 NFL Championship games. They won all four of those games.
december 1970 vs dallas cowboys, final score 5-0
No, the Bills, Bengals, Browns, Texans and Chiefs are also winless.
Not in recent memory. But a 1970 NFC playoff game was won by the Dallas Cowboys, 5-0, over the Detroit Lions.
Erik Kramer started at QB the last time the Lions won a playoff game. That was January 5, 1992 against the Cowboys, 38-6, at the Silverdome. The backup QB was Rodney Peete.