1967 Detroit Lions season

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1967 Detroit Lions season
Head coach Joe Schmidt
Home field Tiger Stadium
Results
Record 5–7–2
Division place 3rd NFL Central
Playoff finish did not qualify
Timeline
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< 1966 1968 >

The 1967 Detroit Lions season was the 38th season in franchise history. On August 5, the Lions played the Denver Broncos in an exhibition match. The Broncos beat the Lions by a score of 13–7 and became the first AFL team to beat an NFL team.[1]

The Lions boasted both the NFL's Offensive and Defensive rookies of the year: running back Mel Farr and cornerback Lem Barney.

Offseason[edit]

NFL Draft[edit]

Round Pick Player Position School
1 7 Mel Farr[2] Running Back UCLA
2 34 Lem Barney Defensive Back Jackson State
3 60 Paul Naumoff Linebacker Tennessee
4 88 Lew Kamanu Defensive End Weber State
6 141 Tim Jones Quarterback Weber State

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Regular season[edit]

Schedule[edit]

Week Date Opponent Result Attendance
1 September 17, 1967 at Green Bay Packers T 17–17
50,861
2 September 24, 1967 Cleveland Browns W 31–14
57,383
3 October 1, 1967 St. Louis Cardinals L 38–28
43,821
4 October 8, 1967 Green Bay Packers L 27–17
57,877
5 October 15, 1967 at Chicago Bears L 14–3
46,024
6 October 22, 1967 Atlanta Falcons W 24–3
50,601
7 October 29, 1967 at San Francisco 49ers W 45–3
37,990
8 November 5, 1967 Chicago Bears L 27–13
55,606
9 November 12, 1967 at Minnesota Vikings T 10–10
40,032
10 November 19, 1967 at Baltimore Colts L 41–7
60,238
11 November 23, 1967 Los Angeles Rams L 31–7
54,389
12 December 3, 1967 Pittsburgh Steelers L 24–14
47,713
13 December 10, 1967 at New York Giants W 30–7
63,011
14 December 17, 1967 Minnesota Vikings W 14–3
44,874

Game summaries[edit]

Week 14[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Vikings 0 0 3 0 3
• Lions 0 14 0 0 14


Standings[edit]

Western Conference
Central Division
Team W L T PCT PF PA
Green Bay Packers 9 4 1 .692 332 209
Chicago Bears 7 6 1 .538 239 218
Detroit Lions 5 7 2 .417 260 259
Minnesota Vikings 3 8 3 .273 233 294

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

Playoffs[edit]

Awards and records[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ NFL 2001 Record and Fact Book, Workman Publishing Co, New York,NY, ISBN 0-7611-2480-2, p.283
  2. ^ NFL 2001 Record and Fact Book, Workman Publishing Co, New York,NY, ISBN 0-7611-2480-2, p. 395
  3. ^ http://www.pro-football-reference.com/teams/det/1967_draft.htm