1959 Detroit Lions season
The 1959 Detroit Lions season was their 30th in the league. The team failed to improve on their previous season's output of 4–7–1, winning only three games. They missed the playoffs for the second straight season.
|1959 Detroit Lions season|
|Head coach||George Wilson|
|Home field||Briggs Stadium|
|Division place||5th NFL Western|
|Playoff finish||Did not qualify|
|1||September 27||at Baltimore Colts||L 9–21||0–1|
|2||October 4||at Green Bay Packers||L 10–28||0–2|
|3||October 11||Baltimore Colts||L 24–31||0–3|
|4||October 18||San Francisco 49ers||L 13–34||0–4|
|5||October 25||at Los Angeles Rams||W 17–7||1–4|
|6||November 1||at San Francisco 49ers||L 7–33||1–5|
|7||November 8||at Pittsburgh Steelers||T 10–10||1–5–1|
|8||November 15||Los Angeles Rams||W 23–17||2–5–1|
|9||November 22||Chicago Bears||L 14–24||2–6–1|
|10||November 26||Green Bay Packers||L 17–24||2–7–1|
|11||December 6||Chicago Cardinals||W 45–21||3–7–1|
|12||December 13||at Chicago Bears||L 14–25||3–8–1|
|NFL Western Conference|
|San Francisco 49ers||7||5||0||.583||5–5||255||237||L2|
|Green Bay Packers||7||5||0||.583||6–4||248||246||W4|
|Los Angeles Rams||2||10||0||.167||2–8||242||315||L8|
Note: Tie games were not officially counted in the standings until 1972.
- "Bears beat Lions for 7th straight". Milwaukee Sentinel. Associated Press. December 14, 1959. p. 4, part 2.
- 1959 Detroit Lions
- Lea, Bud (November 26, 1959). "50,000 (plus TV) to see Bays, Lions". Milwaukee Sentinel. p. 3, part 4.
- Lea, Bud (November 27, 1959). "Packers start fast, beat Lions". Milwaukee Sentinel. p. 4, part 2.