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]

NFL Western Division
W L T PCT DIV PF PA STK
Chicago Bears 13 0 0 1.000 8–0 286 86 W13
Detroit Lions 10 3 0 .769 5–3 238 59 L3
Green Bay Packers 7 6 0 .538 4–5 156 112 W1
Chicago Cardinals 5 6 0 .455 4–5 80 84 W1
St. Louis Gunners 1 2 0 .333 0–2 27 61 L2
Cincinnati Reds 0 8 0 .000 0–6 10 243 L8

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

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]