1953 Detroit Lions season

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1953 Detroit Lions season
Head coach Buddy Parker
Home field Tiger Stadium
Results
Record 10–2
Division place 1st NFL Western
Playoff finish Won NFL Championship
Timeline
Previous season Next season
< 1952 1954 >

The 1953 Detroit Lions season resulted in the Lions winning their third NFL Championship.

Regular season[edit]

Schedule[edit]

Week Date Opponent Result Attendance
1 September 27, 1953 Pittsburgh Steelers W 38–21
44,587
2 October 3, 1953 at Baltimore Colts W 27–17
25,159
3 October 11, 1953 San Francisco 49ers W 24–21
58,079
4 October 18, 1953 Los Angeles Rams L 31–19
55,772
5 October 25, 1953 at San Francisco 49ers W 14–10
54,662
6 November 1, 1953 at Los Angeles Rams L 37–24
93,751
7 November 7, 1953 Baltimore Colts W 17–7
46,208
8 November 15, 1953 at Green Bay Packers W 14–7
20,834
9 November 22, 1953 at Chicago Bears W 20–16
36,165
10 November 26, 1953 Green Bay Packers W 34–15
52,547
11 December 6, 1953 Chicago Bears W 13–7
58,056
12 December 13, 1953 at New York Giants W 27–16
28,390

Standings[edit]

NFL Western
W L T PCT PF PA STK
Detroit Lions 10 2 0 .833 271 205 W-6
San Francisco 49ers 9 3 0 .750 372 237 W-4
Los Angeles Rams 8 3 1 .727 366 236 W-2
Chicago Bears 3 8 1 .273 218 262 L-2
Baltimore Colts 3 9 0 .250 182 350 L-7
Green Bay Packers 2 9 1 .182 200 338 L-5

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

Postseason[edit]

NFL Championship Game[edit]

Detroit Lions 17, Cleveland Browns 16
Attendance: 54,577

Scoring

  • DET – Walker 1-yard run (Walker Kick)
  • CLE – FG Groza 13 yard
  • DET – FG Walker 23 yard
  • CLE – Jagade 9-yard run (Groza kick)
  • CLE – FG Groza 15 yard
  • CLE – FG Groza 43 yard
  • DET – Doran 33-yard pass from Layne (Walker kick)

References[edit]