The Lions get off to a fast start winning 5 of their first 7. However after back to back loses head coach Bobby Ross suddenly resigns, and linebackers coach/asst. head coach Gary Moeller takes over. Under Moeller the Lions win their first 3 games, and look like a lock for the playoffs with n 8-4 record. However, the Lions would lose 3 of their final 4 games and would wind up on the outside looking in.Moeller would himself be let go after the season when new club president Matt Millen takes over and hires Marty Mornhinweg too lead the Lions into the future.