1940 Detroit Lions season

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1940 Detroit Lions season
Head coach Potsy Clark
Results
Record 5–5–1
Division place 3rd NFL Western
Playoff finish did not qualify
Timeline
Previous season Next season
< 1939 1941 >

The 1940 Detroit Lions season was their 11th in the league. The team failed to improve on their previous season's output of 6–5, winning only five games.[1] They failed to qualify for the playoffs for the fifth consecutive season.

Schedule[edit]

Week Date Opponent Result
1 September 15, 1940 at Chicago Cardinals T 0–0
2 September 22, 1940 Pittsburgh Steelers L 10–7
3 September 29, 1940 Cleveland Rams W 6–0
4 October 5, 1940 Chicago Cardinals W 43–14
5 October 13, 1940 at Chicago Bears L 7–0
6 October 20, 1940 at Green Bay Packers W 23–14
7 October 27, 1940 Washington Redskins L 20–14
8 November 3, 1940 at Cleveland Rams L 24–0
9 November 10, 1940 Chicago Bears W 17–14
10 November 17, 1940 at Philadelphia Eagles W 21–0
11 November 24, 1940 Green Bay Packers L 50–7

Standings[edit]

NFL Western
W L T PCT PF PA STK
Chicago Bears 8 3 0 .727 238 152 W-2
Green Bay Packers 6 4 1 .600 238 155 T-1
Detroit Lions 5 5 1 .500 138 153 L-1
Cleveland Rams 4 6 1 .400 171 191 T-1
Chicago Cardinals 2 7 2 .222 139 222 L-3

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