1939 Detroit Lions season

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1939 Detroit Lions season
Head coach Gus Henderson
Results
Record 6–5
Division place 3rd NFL Western
Playoff finish did not qualify

The 1939 Detroit Lions season was their tenth in the league. The team failed to improve on their previous season's output of 7–4, winning only six games.[1] They failed to qualify for the playoffs for the fourth consecutive season.

Schedule[edit]

Week Date Opponent Result
1 September 10, 1939 Chicago Cardinals W 21–13
2 September 24, 1939 Brooklyn Dodgers W 27–7
3 October 1, 1939 at Chicago Cardinals W 17–3
4 October 15, 1939 Cleveland Rams W 15–7
5 October 22, 1939 at Green Bay Packers L 26–7
6 October 29, 1939 at Chicago Bears W 10–0
7 November 5, 1939 New York Giants W 18–14
8 November 12, 1939 Chicago Bears L 23–13
9 November 19, 1939 at Cleveland Rams L 14–3
10 November 26, 1939 at Washington Redskins L 31–7
11 December 3, 1939 Green Bay Packers L 12–7

Standings[edit]

NFL Western Division
W L T PCT DIV PF PA STK
Green Bay Packers 9 2 0 .813 6–2 233 153 W4
Chicago Bears 8 3 0 .727 6–2 298 157 W4
Detroit Lions 6 5 0 .545 4–4 145 150 L4
Cleveland Rams 5 5 1 .500 4–4 195 164 W1
Chicago Cardinals 1 10 0 .091 0–8 84 254 L8

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

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