1957 Detroit Lions season

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1957 Detroit Lions season
Head coach George Wilson
Home field Tiger Stadium
Results
Record 8–4
Division place 1st NFL Western
Playoff finish Won NFL Championship
Timeline
Previous season Next season
< 1956 1958 >

The 1957 Detroit Lions season resulted in the Lions winning their fourth NFL Championship. As of 2013, the Lions have not won an NFL championship or appeared in the championship game (including the Super Bowl) since.

Regular season[edit]

Schedule[edit]

Week Date Opponent Result Attendance
1 September 29, 1957 at Baltimore Colts L 34–14
40,112
2 October 6, 1957 at Green Bay Packers W 24–14
32,132
3 October 13, 1957 Los Angeles Rams W 10–7
55,914
4 October 20, 1957 Baltimore Colts W 31–27
55,764
5 October 27, 1957 at Los Angeles Rams L 35–17
77,314
6 November 3, 1957 at San Francisco 49ers L 35–31
59,702
7 November 10, 1957 at Philadelphia Eagles W 27–16
29,302
8 November 17, 1957 San Francisco 49ers W 31–10
56,915
9 November 24, 1957 Chicago Bears L 27–7
55,769
10 November 28, 1957 Green Bay Packers W 18–6
54,301
11 December 8, 1957 Cleveland Browns W 20–7
55,814
12 December 15, 1957 at Chicago Bears W 21–13
41,088

Game summaries[edit]

Week 2: at Green Bay Packers[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Lions 14 3 0 7 24
Packers 0 0 0 14 14

Playoffs[edit]

Week Date Opponent Result Attendance
Divisional December 22, 1957 at San Francisco 49ers W 31–27
60,118
Championship December 29, 1957 Cleveland Browns W 59–14
55,263

Standings[edit]

NFL Western
W L T PCT PF PA STK
Detroit Lions 8 4 0 .667 251 231 W-3
San Francisco 49ers 8 4 0 .667 260 264 W-3
Baltimore Colts 7 5 0 .583 303 235 L-2
Los Angeles Rams 6 6 0 .500 307 278 W-2
Chicago Bears 5 7 0 .417 203 211 L-1
Green Bay Packers 3 9 0 .250 218 311 L-3

Roster[edit]

Detroit Lions 1957 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]

Western Conference Playoff Game

  • Detroit 31, SAN FRANCISCO 27

NFL Championship Game[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Browns 0 7 7 0 14
Lions 17 14 14 14 59

Scoring

  • DET – FG Martin 31
  • DET – Rote 1-yard run (Martin kick)
  • DET – Gedman 1-yard run (Martin kick)
  • CLE – Brown 29-yard run (Groza kick)
  • DET – Junker 26-yard pass from Rote (Martin kick)
  • DET – Barr 19-yard interception (Martin kick)
  • CLE – Carpenter 5-yard run (Groza kick)
  • DET – Doran 78-yard pass from Rote (Martin kick)
  • DET – Junker 23-yard pass from Rote (Martin kick)
  • DET – Middleton 32-yard pass from Rote (Martin kick)
  • DET Cassady yard pass from Reichow (Martin kick)

References[edit]