1948 Detroit Lions season

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1948 Detroit Lions season
Head coach Bo McMillin
Home field Tiger Stadium (Detroit)
Results
Record 2–10
Division place 5th NFL Western
Playoff finish did not qualify
Timeline
Previous season Next season
< 1947 1949 >

The 1948 Detroit Lions season was their 19th in the league. The team failed to improve on their previous season's output of 3–9, winning only two games.[1] They failed to qualify for the playoffs for the 13th consecutive season. One notable aspect of this season was their use of maroon and black uniforms instead of the traditional honolulu blue and silver, due to head coach Bo McMillin, obviously influenced by his years as coach at Indiana. They would return to honolulu blue and silver the following season.

Schedule[edit]

Week Date Opponent Result
1 September 22, 1948 at Los Angeles Rams L 44–7
2 October 3, 1948 at Green Bay Packers L 33–21
3 October 9, 1948 Boston Yanks L 17–14
4 October 17, 1948 at Chicago Bears L 28–0
5 October 24, 1948 Los Angeles Rams L 34–27
6 October 31, 1948 Green Bay Packers W 24–20
7 November 7, 1948 at Chicago Cardinals L 56–20
8 November 14, 1948 at Washington Redskins L 46–21
9 November 21, 1948 Pittsburgh Steelers W 17–14
10 November 25, 1948 Chicago Cardinals L 28–14
11 December 5, 1948 Chicago Bears L 42–14
12 December 12, 1948 at Philadelphia Eagles L 45–21

Standings[edit]

NFL Western
W L T PCT PF PA STK
Chicago Cardinals 11 1 0 .917 395 226 W-10
Chicago Bears 10 2 0 .833 375 151 L-1
Los Angeles Rams 6 5 1 .545 327 269 W-3
Green Bay Packers 3 9 0 .250 154 290 L-7
Detroit Lions 2 10 0 .167 200 407 L-3

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