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.[1] 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 coachGus Dorais
Results
Record7–3
Division place2nd NFL Western
Playoff finishDid not qualify

ScheduleEdit

Week Date Opponent Result Record Venue Recap
1 September 23 at Chicago Cardinals W 10–0 1–0 Wisconsin State Fair Park Recap
2 Bye
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.

StandingsEdit

NFL Western Division
W L T PCT DIV PF PA STK
Cleveland Rams 9 1 0 .900 7–0 244 136 W5
Detroit Lions 7 3 0 .700 5–2 195 194 W1
Green Bay Packers 6 4 0 .600 3–4 258 173 L1
Chicago Bears 3 7 0 .300 2–6 192 235 W2
Chicago Cardinals 1 9 0 .100 1–6 98 228 L6

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

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