1945 Detroit Lions season
The 1945 Detroit Lions season was their 16th in the league. The team improved on their previous season's output of 6–3–1, winning seven games. They failed to qualify for the playoffs for the 10th consecutive season. Fullback Bob Westfall led the team in rushing and scoring and was selected by the Associated Press to the 1945 All-Pro team.
|1945 Detroit Lions season|
|Head coach||Gus Dorais|
|Division place||2nd NFL Western|
|Playoff finish||Did not qualify|
|1||September 23||at Chicago Cardinals||W 10–0||1–0||Wisconsin State Fair Park||Recap|
|3||October 7||at Green Bay Packers||L 21–57||1–1||Wisconsin State Fair Park||Recap|
|4||October 14||Philadelphia Eagles||W 28–24||2–1||Briggs Stadium||Recap|
|5||October 21||Chicago Cardinals||W 26–0||3–1||Briggs Stadium||Recap|
|6||October 28||Chicago Bears||W 16–10||4–1||Briggs Stadium||Recap|
|7||November 4||at Boston Yanks||W 10–9||5–1||Fenway Park||Recap|
|8||November 11||at Chicago Bears||W 35–28||6–1||Wrigley Field||Recap|
|9||November 18||at New York Giants||L 14–35||6–2||Polo Grounds||Recap|
|10||November 22||Cleveland Rams||L 21–28||6–3||Briggs Stadium||Recap|
|11||December 2||Green Bay Packers||W 14–3||7–3||Briggs Stadium||Recap|
Note: Intra-division opponents are in bold text.
|NFL Western Division|
|Green Bay Packers||6||4||0||.600||3–4||258||173||L1|
Note: Tie games were not officially counted in the standings until 1972.