1938 Detroit Lions season

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1938 Detroit Lions season
Head coach Dutch Clark
Results
Record 7–4
Division place 2nd NFL Western
Playoff finish did not qualify

The 1938 Detroit Lions season was their ninth in the league. The team matched their previous season's output of 7–4.[1] They failed to qualify for the playoffs for the third consecutive season.

Schedule[edit]

Week Date Opponent Result
1 September 9, 1938 Pittsburgh Pirates W 16–7
2 October 2, 1938 at Cleveland Rams L 21–17
3 October 9, 1938 at Green Bay Packers W 17–7
4 October 16, 1938 Washington Redskins L 7–5
5 October 23, 1938 Chicago Cardinals W 10–0
6 October 30, 1938 at Chicago Bears W 13–7
7 November 6, 1938 Cleveland Rams W 6–0
8 November 13, 1938 Green Bay Packers L 28–7
9 November 20, 1938 at Chicago Cardinals W 7–3
10 November 24, 1938 Chicago Bears W 14–7
11 December 4, 1938 Philadelphia Eagles L 21–7

Standings[edit]

NFL Western Division
W L T PCT DIV PF PA STK
Green Bay Packers 8 3 0 .727 6–2 223 118 L1
Detroit Lions 7 4 0 .636 6–2 119 108 L1
Chicago Bears 6 5 0 .545 3–5 194 148 L1
Cleveland Rams 4 7 0 .364 3–5 131 215 W1
Chicago Cardinals 2 9 0 .182 2–6 111 168 W1

Note: Tie games were not officially counted in the standings until 1972.

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