1964 Detroit Lions season

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1964 Detroit Lions season
Head coach George Wilson
Owner William Clay Ford, Sr.
Home field Tiger Stadium
Results
Record 7–5–2
Division place 4th NFL Western
Playoff finish did not qualify
Timeline
Previous season Next season
< 1963 1965 >

The 1964 Detroit Lions season was the 35th season in franchise history.

Offseason[edit]

  • On January 21, William Clay Ford, Lions president since 1961 purchased the team.[1]
  • On March 16, Lions Defensive Tackle Alex Karras was reinstated by Pete Rozelle after being suspended for betting.[1]

NFL Draft[edit]

Round Pick Player Position School
1 5 Pete Beathard Quarterback USC
2 20 Matt Snorton Tight End Michigan State
3

[2]

Regular season[edit]

Schedule[edit]

Week Date Opponent Result Attendance
1 September 13, 1964 at San Francisco 49ers W 26–17
33,204
2 September 19, 1964 at Los Angeles Rams T 17–17
52,001
3 September 28, 1964 Green Bay Packers L 14–10
59,203
4 October 4, 1964 New York Giants W 26–3
54,836
5 October 11, 1964 at Minnesota Vikings W 24–20
40,840
6 October 18, 1964 at Chicago Bears W 10–0
47,567
7 October 25, 1964 Baltimore Colts L 34–0
57,814
8 November 1, 1964 Los Angeles Rams W 37–17
52,064
9 November 8, 1964 at Green Bay Packers L 30–7
42,327
10 November 15, 1964 at Cleveland Browns L 37–21
83,064
11 November 22, 1964 Minnesota Vikings T 23–23
48,291
12 November 26, 1964 Chicago Bears L 27–24
52,231
13 December 6, 1964 at Baltimore Colts W 31–14
60,213
14 December 13, 1964 San Francisco 49ers W 24–7
41,854

Game summaries[edit]

Week 1[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
• Lions 3 13 7 3 26
49ers 7 0 10 0 17

[3]


Week 10: at Cleveland Browns[edit]

Cleveland Browns 37, Detroit Lions 21
1 2 3 4 Total
Lions 14 7 0 0 21
Browns 7 13 7 10 37

at Cleveland Municipal Stadium, Cleveland, Ohio

  • Date: November 15
  • Game time: 1:30 p.m. EST
  • Game weather: 51°F, relative humidity 60%, wind 9 mph
  • Game attendance: 83,064
  • TV announcers (CBS): Van Patrick (DET) (second half) and Ken Coleman (CLE) (first half) (play-by-play), Jim Morse (DET) (second half) and Warren Lahr (CLE) (first half) (color commentators)
  • Pro-Football-Reference.com
Game information
First Quarter
Second Quarter
Third Quarter
Fourth Quarter
Lions
Browns

Standings[edit]

NFL Western
W L T PCT PF PA STK
Baltimore Colts 12 2 0 .857 428 225 W-1
Green Bay Packers 8 5 1 .615 342 245 T-1
Minnesota Vikings 8 5 1 .615 355 296 W-3
Detroit Lions 7 5 2 .583 280 260 W-2
Los Angeles Rams 5 7 2 .417 283 339 T-1
Chicago Bears 5 9 0 .357 260 379 L-2
San Francisco 49ers 4 10 0 .286 236 330 L-1

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

Awards and records[edit]

  • Terry Barr, Outstanding Lineman, Pro Bowl [4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b NFL 2001 Record and Fact Book, Workman Publishing Co, New York,NY, ISBN 0-7611-2480-2, p.282
  2. ^ http://www.pro-football-reference.com/teams/det/1964_draft.htm
  3. ^ Pro-Football-Reference.com
  4. ^ NFL 2001 Record and Fact Book, Workman Publishing Co, New York,NY, ISBN 0-7611-2480-2, p. 368