1969 Detroit Lions season

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1969 Detroit Lions season
Head coach Joe Schmidt
Home field Tiger Stadium
Results
Record 9–4–1
Division place 2nd NFL Central
Playoff finish did not qualify
Timeline
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< 1968 1970 >

The 1969 Detroit Lions season was the 40th season in franchise history. The Lions enjoyed their best season in seven years, and their first winning campaign since 1964 by finishing in second place in the NFL Central Division with a solid 9–4–1 record led by a stingy defense that only allowed 188 total points on the season. However, the Lions still failed to qualify for the posteseason for the 12th straight season. [1]

Offseason[edit]

NFL Draft[edit]

Round Pick Player Position School
2 34 Altie Taylor Running Back Utah State
2 47 Jim Yarbrough Tackle Florida
3 59 Larry Walton Wide Receiver Arizona State
8 190 Jim Carr Tackle Jackson State

Regular season[edit]

Schedule[edit]

Week Date Opponent Result Attendance
1 September 21, 1969 at Pittsburgh Steelers L 16–13
51,360
2 September 28, 1969 New York Giants W 24–0
54,358
3 October 5, 1969 at Cleveland Browns W 28–21
82,833
4 October 12, 1969 Green Bay Packers L 28–17
58,384
5 October 19, 1969 Chicago Bears W 13–7
54,732
6 October 26, 1969 at Minnesota Vikings L 24–10
47,900
7 November 2, 1969 at San Francisco 49ers W 26–14
35,100
8 November 9, 1969 Atlanta Falcons W 27–21
53,242
9 November 16, 1969 St. Louis Cardinals W 20–0
51,749
10 November 23, 1969 at Green Bay Packers W 16–10
50,861
11 November 27, 1969 Minnesota Vikings L 27–0
57,906
12 December 7, 1969 at Baltimore Colts T 17–17
60,238
13 December 14, 1969 Los Angeles Rams W 28–0
53,256
14 December 21, 1969 at Chicago Bears W 20–3
41,879

Standings[edit]

Western Conference
Central Division
Team W L T PCT PF PA
Minnesota Vikings 12 2 0 .857 379 133
Detroit Lions 9 4 1 .692 259 188
Green Bay Packers 8 6 0 .571 269 221
Chicago Bears 1 13 0 .071 210 339

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]

References[edit]