1946 Detroit Lions season

The 1946 Detroit Lions season was their 17th in the league. The team failed to improve on their previous season's output of 7–3, winning only one game.[1] They failed to qualify for the playoffs for the 11th consecutive season. The Lions lost their first 6 games before beating the Steelers at 17-7 at home. The Lions then lost their final 4 games of the season.

1946 Detroit Lions season
Head coachGus Dorais
Results
Record1–10
Division place5th NFL Western
Playoff finishdid not qualify

ScheduleEdit

Week Date Opponent Result
1 September 30, 1946 at Chicago Cardinals L 34–14
2 October 6, 1946 at Washington Redskins L 17–16
3 October 13, 1946 Chicago Cardinals L 36–14
4 October 20, 1946 at Los Angeles Rams L 35–14
5 October 27, 1946 at Green Bay Packers L 10–7
6 November 3, 1946 Los Angeles Rams L 41–20
7 November 10, 1946 Pittsburgh Steelers W 17–7
8 November 17, 1946 Green Bay Packers L 9–0
9 November 24, 1946 at Chicago Bears L 42–6
10 November 28, 1946 Boston Yanks L 34–10
11 December 8, 1946 Chicago Bears L 45–24

StandingsEdit

NFL Western Division
W L T PCT DIV PF PA STK
Chicago Bears 8 2 1 .800 6–1–1 289 193 W1
Los Angeles Rams 6 4 1 .600 5–2–1 277 257 W2
Chicago Cardinals 6 5 0 .545 5–3 260 198 W2
Green Bay Packers 6 5 0 .545 3–5 148 158 L1
Detroit Lions 1 10 0 .091 0–8 142 310 L4

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

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