1957 NFL playoffs

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The 1957 National Football League season resulted in a tie for the Western Conference championship between the Detroit Lions and San Francisco 49ers. The conference championship game was played on December 22, 1957 at Kezar Stadium. The Detroit Lions, after winning the game, moved on to host the Cleveland Browns on December 29.

Tournament bracket[edit]

  Western Conference playoff     NFL Championship
    E  Cleveland Browns 14
  W  San Francisco 49ers 27     W  Detroit Lions 59
  W  Detroit Lions 31  

Western Conference championship[edit]

Detroit Lions 31, San Francisco 49ers 27
1 2 3 4 Total
Lions 0 7 14 10 31
49ers 14 10 3 0 27

at Kezar Stadium in San Francisco

  • Date: December 22, 1957

The Lions trailed the 49ers 21–7 in the first half, but was able to strike back, and defeated the 49ers 31–27. The game was featured on NFL Top 10 as #2 on Top Ten Comebacks.[1]

NFL Championship game[edit]

For more details on this topic, see 1957 NFL Championship Game.