1940 Detroit Lions season
|1940 Detroit Lions season|
|Head coach||Potsy Clark|
|Home field||University of Detroit Stadium|
|Division place||3rd NFL Western|
|Playoff finish||did not qualify|
The 1940 Detroit Lions season was their 11th in the league. The team failed to improve on their previous season's output of 6–5, winning only five games. They failed to qualify for the playoffs for the fifth consecutive season.
Due to a dispute between new Lions owner Fred Mandel and Detroit Tigers owner Walter Briggs, the Lions played the entire 1940 home schedule at University of Detroit Stadium.
|1||September 15, 1940||at Chicago Cardinals||T 0–0|
|2||September 22, 1940||Pittsburgh Steelers||L 10–7|
|3||September 29, 1940||Cleveland Rams||W 6–0|
|4||October 5, 1940||Chicago Cardinals||W 43–14|
|5||October 13, 1940||at Chicago Bears||L 7–0|
|6||October 20, 1940||at Green Bay Packers||W 23–14|
|7||October 27, 1940||Washington Redskins||L 20–14|
|8||November 3, 1940||at Cleveland Rams||L 24–0|
|9||November 10, 1940||Chicago Bears||W 17–14|
|10||November 17, 1940||at Philadelphia Eagles||W 21–0|
|11||November 24, 1940||Green Bay Packers||L 50–7|
|NFL Western Division|
|Green Bay Packers||6||4||1||.600||4–3–1||238||155||T1|
Note: Tie games were not officially counted in the standings until 1972.
- 1940 Detroit Lions
- Charlie Sanders, Larry Paladino, Charlie Sanders's Tales From the Detroit Lions, 2005, p. 150.