1934 Detroit Lions season

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1934 Detroit Lions season
Head coach Potsy Clark
Results
Record 10–3
Division place 2nd NFL Western
Playoff finish did not qualify
Timeline
Previous season Next season
1933 1935

The 1934 Detroit Lions season was the fifth season in franchise history. It was the first season the team played in Detroit; the franchise had previously played in Portsmouth, Ohio, as the Portsmouth Spartans.[1] They failed to qualify for the playoffs for the second consecutive season.

In Week Eight of the season against the Pittsburgh Pirates, the Lions set a single-game NFL record by rushing for 426 yards as a team in a 40–7 win.

Regular season[edit]

Schedule[edit]

Week Date Opponent Result
1 September 23, 1934 New York Giants W 9–0
2 September 30, 1934 Chicago Cardinals W 6–0
3 October 7, 1934 at Green Bay Packers W 3–0
4 October 14, 1934 at Philadelphia Eagles W 10–0
5 October 17, 1934 Boston Redskins W 24–0
6 October 21, 1934 Brooklyn Dodgers W 28–0
7 October 28, 1934 at Cincinnati Reds W 38–0
8 November 4, 1934 Pittsburgh Pirates W 40–7
9 November 11, 1934 at Chicago Cardinals W 17–13
10 November 18, 1934 St. Louis Gunners W 40–7
11 November 25, 1934 Green Bay Packers L 3–0
12 November 29, 1934 Chicago Bears L 19–16
13 December 2, 1934 at Chicago Bears L 10–7

Standings[edit]

Eastern Division
Team W L T PCT PF PA
New York Giants 8 5 0 .615 147 107
Boston Redskins 6 6 0 .500 107 94
Brooklyn Dodgers 4 7 0 .364 61 153
Philadelphia Eagles 4 7 0 .364 127 85
Pittsburgh Pirates 2 10 0 .167 51 206

[2]

Western Division
Team W L T PCT PF PA
Chicago Bears 13 0 0 1.000 286 86
Detroit Lions 10 3 0 .769 238 59
Green Bay Packers 7 6 0 .538 156 112
Chicago Cardinals 5 6 0 .455 80 84
St. Louis Gunners 1 2 0 .333 27 61
Cincinnati Reds 0 8 0 .000 10 243

Roster[edit]

Detroit Lions roster
Quarterbacks

Running Backs

Wide Receivers

Tight Ends

Offensive Linemen

Defensive Linemen

Linebackers

Defensive Backs

Special Teams

Reserve Lists
  • Currently vacant

Rookies in italics

Awards and records[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Detroit Lions Official Website: Detroit Lions History and Records
  2. ^ NFL 2001 Record and Fact Book, Workman Publishing Co, New York,NY, ISBN 0-7611-2480-2, p. 301