4-11 (.267)
5th place in NFC Central

A 24-day players' strike was called after week two. Week 3 games were cancelled, but the games for weeks 4-6 were played with replacement players, after which the union voted to end the strike.

Head Coach Darryl Rogers
General Manager Russ Thomas
Team Owner William Clay Ford Sr.
Stadium Pontiac Silverdome
Attendance 190,758
Average 27,251

1987 Draft Picks

Round Pick Player
1 7 Reggie Rogers DE
3 63 Jerry Ball DT
4 92 Garland Rivers DB
6 148 Danny Lockett LB
7 175 Dan Saleamua DT

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