1938 Detroit Lions season

The 1938 Detroit Lions season was their ninth in the league. The team matched their previous season's output of 7–4.[1] They failed to qualify for the playoffs for the third consecutive season.

1938 Detroit Lions season
Head coachDutch Clark
Home fieldTitans Stadium and Briggs Stadium
Results
Record7–4
Division place2nd NFL Western
Playoff finishDid not qualify

ScheduleEdit

Week Date Opponent Result Record Venue Recap
1 September 9 Pittsburgh Pirates W 16–7 1–0 University of Detroit Stadium Recap
2 Bye
3 Bye
4 October 2 at Cleveland Rams L 17–21 1–1 Shaw Stadium Recap
5 October 9 at Green Bay Packers W 17–7 2–1 City Stadium Recap
6 October 16 Washington Redskins L 5–7 2–2 Briggs Stadium Recap
7 October 23 Chicago Cardinals W 10–0 3–2 Briggs Stadium Recap
8 October 30 at Chicago Bears W 13–7 4–2 Wrigley Field Recap
9 November 6 Cleveland Rams W 6–0 5–2 Briggs Stadium Recap
10 November 13 Green Bay Packers L 7–28 5–3 Briggs Stadium Recap
11 November 20 at Chicago Cardinals W 7–3 6–3 Comiskey Park Recap
12 November 24 Chicago Bears W 14–7 7–3 Briggs Stadium Recap
13 December 4 Philadelphia Eagles L 7–21 7–4 Briggs Stadium Recap

Note: Intra-division opponents are in bold text.

StandingsEdit

NFL Western Division
W L T PCT DIV PF PA STK
Green Bay Packers 8 3 0 .727 6–2 223 118 L1
Detroit Lions 7 4 0 .636 6–2 119 108 L1
Chicago Bears 6 5 0 .545 3–5 194 148 L1
Cleveland Rams 4 7 0 .364 3–5 131 215 W1
Chicago Cardinals 2 9 0 .182 2–6 111 168 W1

Note: Tie games were not officially counted in the standings until 1972.

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