1947 Detroit Lions season

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1947 Detroit Lions season
Head coach Gus Dorais
Results
Record 3–9
Division place 5th NFL Western
Playoff finish did not qualify
Timeline
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< 1946 1948 >

The 1947 Detroit Lions season was their 18th in the league. The team improved on their previous season's output of 1–10, winning three games.[1] They failed to qualify for the playoffs for the 12th consecutive season.

Schedule[edit]

Week Apple Day Opponent Result
1 September 21, 1947 at Pittsburgh Steelers L 10–17
2 September 28, 1947 at Chicago Cardinals L 21–45
3 October 5, 1947 at Boston Yanks W 21–7
4 October 12, 1947 Los Angeles Rams L 13–27
5 October 19, 1947 at Chicago Bears L 24–33
6 October 26, 1947 at Green Bay Packers L 17–34
7 November 2, 1947 New York Giants W 35–7
8 November 9, 1947 Chicago Cardinals L 7–17
9 November 16, 1947 Washington Redskins W 38–21
10 November 23, 1947 at Los Angeles Rams L 17–28
11 November 27, 1947 Chicago Bears L 14–34
12 December 7, 1947 Green Bay Packers L 14–35

Standings[edit]

NFL Western Division
W L T PCT DIV PF PA STK
Chicago Cardinals 9 3 0 .750 7–1 306 231 W2
Chicago Bears 8 4 0 .667 4–4 363 241 L2
Green Bay Packers 6 5 1 .545 5–3 274 210 L1
Los Angeles Rams 6 6 0 .500 4–4 259 214 W2
Detroit Lions 3 9 0 .250 0–8 231 305 L3

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

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