1950 Detroit Lions season
The 1950 Detroit Lions season was their 21st in the league. The team improved on their previous season's output of 4–8, winning six games. They failed to qualify for the playoffs for the 15th consecutive season.
|1950 Detroit Lions season|
|Head coach||Bo McMillin|
|Home field||Briggs Stadium|
|Division place||4th NFL National|
|Playoff finish||Did not qualify|
|1||September 17||at Green Bay Packers||W 45–7||1–0||City Stadium||20,285||Recap|
|2||September 24||Pittsburgh Steelers||W 10–7||2–0||Briggs Stadium||19,600||Recap|
|3||at New York Yanks||L 21–44||2–1||Yankee Stadium||11,096||Recap|
|4||October 8||San Francisco 49ers||W 24–7||3–1||Briggs Stadium||26,000||Recap|
|5||October 15||Los Angeles Rams||L 28–30||3–2||Briggs Stadium||28,000||Recap|
|6||October 22||at San Francisco 49ers||L 27–28||3–3||Kezar Stadium||26,252||Recap|
|7||October 29||at Los Angeles Rams||L 24–65||3–4||Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum||21,700||Recap|
|8||November 5||Chicago Bears||L 21–35||3–5||Briggs Stadium||32,000||Recap|
|10||November 19||Green Bay Packers||W 24–21||4–5||Briggs Stadium||18,000||Recap|
|11||November 23||New York Yanks||W 49–14||5–5||Briggs Stadium||28,000||Recap|
|12||December 3||at Baltimore Colts||W 45–21||6–5||Memorial Stadium||12,058||Recap|
|13||December 10||at Chicago Bears||L 3–6||6–6||Wrigley Field||34,604||Recap|
Note: Intra-conference opponents are in bold text.
- Friday night (September 29), Thursday (November 23: Thanksgiving)
- A bye week was necessary in 1950, as the league had an odd number (13) of teams; one team was idle each week.
|NFL National Conference|
|Los Angeles Rams||9||3||0||.750||9–2||466||309||W1|
|New York Yanks||7||5||0||.583||7–4||366||367||W1|
|San Francisco 49ers||3||9||0||.250||3–8||213||300||W1|
|Green Bay Packers||3||9||0||.250||2–9||244||406||L2|
Note: Tie games were not officially counted in the standings until 1972.