1959 Detroit Lions season

1959 Detroit Lions season

1959 Detroit Lions season
Head coach George Wilson
Results
Record 3–8–1
Division place 5th NFL Western
Playoff finish did not qualify
Timeline
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< 1958 1960 >

The 1959 Detroit Lions season was their 30th in the league. The team failed to improve on their previous season's output of 4–7–1, winning only three games.[1] They missed the playoffs for the second straight season.

Schedule

Week Date Opponent Result Attendance
1 September 27, 1959 at Baltimore Colts L 21–9
55,588
2 October 4, 1959 at Green Bay Packers L 28–10
32,150
3 October 11, 1959 Baltimore Colts L 31–24
54,197
4 October 18, 1959 San Francisco 49ers L 34–13
52,585
5 October 25, 1959 at Los Angeles Rams W 17–7
74,288
6 November 1, 1959 at San Francisco 49ers L 33–7
59,064
7 November 8, 1959 at Pittsburgh Steelers T 10–10
24,614
8 November 15, 1959 Los Angeles Rams W 23–17
52,217
9 November 22, 1959 Chicago Bears L 24–14
54,059
10 November 26, 1959 Green Bay Packers L 24–17
49,221
11 December 6, 1959 Chicago Cardinals W 45–21
45,811
12 December 13, 1959 at Chicago Bears L 25–14
40,890

Standings

NFL Western
W L T PCT PF PA STK
Baltimore Colts 9 3 0 .750 374 251 W-5
Chicago Bears 8 4 0 .667 252 196 W-7
San Francisco 49ers 7 5 0 .583 255 237 L-2
Green Bay Packers 7 5 0 .583 248 246 W-4
Detroit Lions 3 8 1 .273 203 275 L-1
Los Angeles Rams 2 10 0 .167 242 315 L-8

References

  1. ^ 1959 Detroit Lions