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.[1] They failed to qualify for the playoffs for the 15th consecutive season.

1950 Detroit Lions season
Head coachBo McMillin
Home fieldBriggs Stadium
Results
Record6–6
Division place4th NFL National
Playoff finishDid not qualify

Regular seasonEdit

ScheduleEdit

Week Date Opponent Result Record Venue Attendance Recap
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 September 29 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
9 Bye
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),[2] Thursday (November 23: Thanksgiving)[3]
  • A bye week was necessary in 1950, as the league had an odd number (13) of teams; one team was idle each week.

StandingsEdit

NFL National Conference
W L T PCT CONF PF PA STK
Los Angeles Rams 9 3 0 .750 9–2 466 309 W1
Chicago Bears 9 3 0 .750 8–2 279 207 W1
New York Yanks 7 5 0 .583 7–4 366 367 W1
Detroit Lions 6 6 0 .500 5–6 321 285 L1
San Francisco 49ers 3 9 0 .250 3–8 213 300 W1
Green Bay Packers 3 9 0 .250 2–9 244 406 L2
Baltimore Colts 1 11 0 .083 1–4 213 462 L5

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

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ 1950 Detroit Lions
  2. ^ "Lions handed first setback". Milwaukee Journal. Associated Press. September 30, 1950. p. 9.
  3. ^ "Bobby Layne paces Lions to 49-14 win". Milwaukee Journal. Associated Press. November 24, 1950.